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Source: BBC

Charity design concept Holiday House comes to London

Today 09:00 GMT

Holiday House initially attracted talent in the design sector from across the US to transform the historic Academy Mansion on Manhattan’s Upper East Side differently every autumn.

I am based in Paris, so when I heard that Holiday House would take place in London for the first time, I did not hesitate to participate.” After attending Holiday House NYC in 2015, Maidenberg “was impressed and appreciated an event where designers use their creativity and talent to benefit such an important cause.

Source: Common Domain

Hong Kong Apartment Breaks Price Records

Thursday 22:46 GMT

An anonymous buyer bought two adjacent apartments in a luxurious tower in the Hong Kong gated community of Mount Nicholson for a total of HK$1.16 billion (US$148.5 million) earlier this week, according to Wheelock Properties, a joint venture between developers Wheelock & Co. and Nan Fung Development that handled the sales.

Over seven years in the making, the development was originated by an international creative team led by acknowledged masters in concept planning, architecture, interior design and craftsmanship, including Robert A.M. Stern Architects, Yabu Pushelberg, Champalimaud and David Collins Studio.

Source: Common Domain

Stock market could tumble 15% if 10-year Treasury yield crosses this line

Thursday 19:07 GMT

Strategists at Société Générale say if longer-term yields begin to recover, asset valuations could look particularly steep once the risk-free rate, usually the 10-year Treasury yield TMUBMUSD10Y, -1.54% rose.

By their estimate, the U.S. equity market could shed 15% of its value if the 10-year Treasury yield hit 2.75% (see chart below). An annual survey conducted by J.P. Morgan showed 31% of those polled forecast the 10-year Treasury yield to push above 2.75% by the middle of next year.

Source: CBS News

CBS says it remains "far apart" on deal with Dish

Thursday 19:07 GMT

A dispute between CBS (CBS) and Dish Network (DISH) could prevent some football fans from tuning in to the NFL's traditional slate of Thanksgiving Day games.

CBS, whose programming has been unavailable to Dish customers since Tuesday in 26 states around the U.S., said Wednesday that it remains "far apart" on terms for a new retransmission deal with the satellite broadcaster. A dispute between CBS (CBS) and Dish Network (DISH) could prevent some football fans from tuning in to the NFL's traditional slate of Thanksgiving Day games.

Source: Common Domain

How Charitable Donors Can Minimize Taxes This Year

Thursday 14:31 GMT

Experts say these three steps can help donors get the most bang for their charitable buck:. While donors may have large capital gains in their brokerage or other taxable accounts thanks to the multiyear bull market, financial planners recommend against selling appreciated stocks and giving the proceeds to charity.

Another year of climbing stock prices and the uncertainty surrounding the Republican tax plans currently before Congress make smart charitable giving especially tricky this year—and important.

Source: BBC

Skype removed from app stores in China

Thursday 18:11 GMT

A Microsoft spokesperson said: "The iOS version of Skype has been temporarily removed from the app store in China... we're passionate about the benefit that Skype offers to our users around the world by facilitating communication and enabling collaboration."

Skype owner Microsoft told the BBC the app had been "temporarily removed" and the company was "working to reinstate the app as soon as possible".

Source: BBC

How Bailey took Burberry from chav to chic

Today 09:01 GMT

Christopher Bailey joined Burberry back in 2001, at a time when it was tainted with a bad image, profits were falling and fashion fans were turning elsewhere for their latest fix.

Eagle says Bailey, who is just 46, has managed to convince the fashionistas that Burberry is again cutting edge, exclusive and the only place to be at Fashion Week. From the company's worst point in 2002 to the current day, share prices have risen 729%.

Source: NBC News

How to ask for a raise (and get one)

Thursday 19:07 GMT

If your employer wants you to meet additional performance targets, then write down exactly what you need to do to get that raise and ask to revisit the issue in three to six months, Berger says.

“I think that’s more valuable than a small bump in salary, because if you can negotiate a change in title and they don’t change your salary, it can set you up in a whole different pay band when you go to other companies.

Source: Common Domain

CBS sees no quick resolution in fee dispute with Dish Network

Thursday 20:56 GMT

CBS Corp. sounded a pessimistic note on the eve of Thanksgiving, saying that the broadcast corporation and Dish Network “remain far apart on terms” in an increasingly contentious carriage fee dispute.

CBS’ comments on Wednesday suggested there will be no quick resolution in the network’s blackout for Dish subscribers in 18 cities — including Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, San Francisco and Sacramento.

Source: BBC

What's behind the $6bn global trade in footballers?

Today 09:00 GMT

With January transfer trading windows opening in the biggest five European leagues including England - as well as in China and Brazil - it means players, clubs and agents will already be gearing up for a frenzied period of global trading that could see spending leap even further ahead during 2018.

Latest data from Fifa, the sport's governing body, show there have been 15,291 international transfers so far in 2017, with total spending on players hitting a record $6bn (£4.58bn).

Source: New York Times

Exercise May Enhance the Effects of Brain Training

Thursday 19:07 GMT

Scientists at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, began to wonder recently whether brain training and exercise training might be complementary, with exercise prompting the creation of baby neurons that brain training would then strengthen.

An interesting new study published in the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience suggests that combining intense exercise and brain training might, over time, amplify the benefits of both for the brain, even in people whose minds already are working well.

Source: Global News

Only ‘left-wing’ clubs supported at Laurier, says edit made from government computer

Thursday 14:31 GMT

Someone using a government computer made a rather scathing addition to the Wikipedia page on Wilfred Laurier University Wednesday morning, noting that the student union at the school only supports clubs and associations that are “left-wing” or “SJW” (social justice warriors).

In February 2016, for instance, someone used a computer at the Department of National Defence to edit Cadbury Caramilk’s Wikipedia page to dispute whether the bar meets “the legal definition of a chocolate.”

Source: Fox News

'Dancing With the Stars' Season 25 winner revealed

Thursday 12:42 GMT

At the end of Season 25 on Tuesday night, hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews announced that the spring season of "DWTS" will be a mini four week "all athletes" edition.

"Hamilton" singer/actor Jordan Fisher has been the favorite all season and he kicked it into even higher gear on the last week with partner Lindsay Arnold to take the special silver 25th anniversary edition mirror ball trophy. There was no upset on the "Dancing with the Stars" grand finale on Tuesday night.

Source: New York Times

Were You a Victim of Russian Propaganda Facebook Will Help You Find Out

Today 01:31 GMT

Andy Stone, a spokesman for Facebook, said the company hoped the tool would help Americans who liked a page or followed an account created by a Russian agent, though he acknowledged that it stopped short of being able to help the much wider circle of people who viewed Russian propaganda shared by their friends.

Facebook said on Wednesday that it planned to roll out a new tool later this year to help figure out if that new page you followed on Facebook or account you added on Instagram was secretly being run by Russia’s troll army.

Source: Global News

William Shatner blasts Hamilton, Ont., condo developer for using his name

Thursday 18:11 GMT

Canadian actor William Shatner is accusing the developer behind a new Hamilton condo project of boldly using his name to help sell condos.

On Wednesday, Shatner, 86, tweeted at Brad Lamb, the Toronto real estate mogul behind the proposed Television City development, and claimed he was using names of celebrities without permission in marketing elements for the upcoming 618-unit project. Cemetery relocation proposed as part of downtown Hamilton condo tower project. Shatner’s name and caricature, along with that of several stars including Betty White, Bob Barker and Mr. T appeared on a sample price list and floor plans featured on the Television City website.

Source: Washington Post

What is pumpkin pie without its crust A one-pan, stress-free dessert.

Sunday 20:01 GMT
Source: DW

Pioneer to pensioner: Calvin Klein turns 75

Sunday 20:02 GMT
Source: Fox News

Florida church warns at every door 'we are heavily armed'

Sunday 20:01 GMT
Source: CBS News

San Francisco's leaning tower of lawsuits

Tuesday 00:37 GMT
Source: CBS News

The 12-year-old prodigy whose "first language" is Mozart

Tuesday 00:37 GMT
Source: CBS News

Whisky from the Land of the Rising Sun

Sunday 17:17 GMT
Source: Fox News

Woman with body-length birthmark uses ‘sexy’ selfie to promote awareness

Sunday 17:17 GMT
Source: CBS News

2 convicted of murder, arson for blaze that killed firefighter

Thursday 20:01 GMT
Source: NBC News

Here's a growing list of men accused of sexual misconduct since Weinstein

Thursday 23:40 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Indian newspapers run blank pages to protest journalist killing

Today 09:01 GMT
Source: Fox News

Al Franken accused of inappropriate touching by two more women

Today 01:31 GMT
Source: DW

Exports, investment drive German growth in third quarter

Today 08:05 GMT
Source: BBC

US Olympics medic admits abusing gymnasts

Thursday 16:21 GMT
Source: Fox News

Rand Paul's wife speaks out on attack, says media 'victimized' her husband

Thursday 18:11 GMT

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