Facebook to increase UK employees by 50% in 2017 – BBC News

Ms Mendelsohn will announce the expansion at the Confederation of British Industry conference later. ‘High-skilled jobs’ “Many of those new roles will be high-skilled engineering jobs as the UK is home to our largest engineering base outside of the US,” said Ms Mendelsohn, who is vice-president for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at Facebook.…

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The former drug addict who found God and built a successful business – BBC News

Thankfully for Ryan, everything changed when he was 20, and he has not touched drugs ever since. While the cynical may raise their eyebrows, Ryan, now 37, says he discovered God and quit overnight. Without the drugs, he was able to get his life back, and aged 24 he launched a catering company called Regis…

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The presidential medal of freedom awards ceremony 2016 in pictures

Barack Obama chose 21 people from the worlds of sports, entrepreneurship, philanthropy, activism, academia and entertainment to award the medal Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/gallery/2016/nov/22/presidential-medal-of-freedom-awards-ceremony-2016-in-pictures

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Sending selfies just got easier: In Africa’s 2G mobile economy, 4G is expanding fast

(CNN)Africa’s mobile market, second only to that of the Asia-Pacific region, has huge potential for growth. Figures published by the global GSM Association in Tanzania are breathtaking. Every five years, the group collects data from its 800 network carriers. Putting these figures together with research carried out in the Sahel region provides an illuminating picture…

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Environmentalist praises Obama’s climate legacy

(CNN)Billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer praised President Obama Sunday, calling the Paris climate agreement one of his “signature achievements” in office. In an interview with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria, Steyer, who has spent hundreds of millions of dollars on climate change activism, commended what he called Obama’s “moral, intellectual and economic leadership” in helping to ratify the…

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The 7 Steps To Starting Your Own Business After Age 50

The New Retirement Thinking of starting a business? You’re not alone. According to The Kauffman Foundation, an organization that studies entrepreneurship, the age group starting the greatest number of new businesses? Those 55 to 64.  “When you look at the wealth of experience people over 50 have garnered over the length of their careers, it sets…

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Recipe for success: The growth of team-building cookery classes – BBC News

London-based Food@Work is one firm that organises such away days. Launched in 2002, it faced some tough trading in 2008 during the global financial crisis, but says business is now growing strongly again. Image copyright Waffle Workshop Image caption Waffle Workshop celebrates one of Belgium’s most famous culinary creations Waffle Workshop now organises two or…

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If a robot rocks my son to sleep, am I still his parent?

The idea of outsourcing all the functions of parenting to automation sounds appealing but we could lose out in the long run Sometimes parenting is a survival game and, like our evolutionary predecessors fending away wolves with burning sticks, well take just about any tool at our disposal. For me, bleary-eyed and exhausted, my five-month-old…

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100 Women: From prison to profit – BBC News

“They paid for my laptop, business cards, website that was the kick-start and then the business started to come in.” Startup was founded by Juliet Hope and so far the charity has helped 1,200 women coming out of prison to develop skills they can use in self-employment. More than a quarter of them have set…

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What Those Who Studied Nazis Can Teach Us About The Strange Reaction To Donald Trump

New York Times Co. via Getty Images Her presidential rival, Donald Trump, on the other hand, had waged what Matthews called a “legitimate” campaign on these issues, a claim that seemed to stretch the bounds of legitimacy, but Matthews was not alone. In the following days and weeks, others would make similar claims implying a…

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