Life for Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie has not been easy. Their earliest years were marred by their parents’ divorce and then their mother, Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York’s attempts to pull herself out of financial turmoil via Weight Watchers’ ad campaigns and slapping her name on Wedgwood china. In 2010, they endured her ignominious attempt to extract $890,000 from a “businessman” who was actually an undercover reporter in return for access to the Duke of York, who at that stage was an official British trade envoy. In 2011, Princess Beatrice opted for a dubious Philip Treacey monstrosity to the royal wedding, making the sisters the butt of global derision. While Beatrice and Eugenie might be Princesses of the Realm and HRHs, the two sisters were booted off the Sovereign Grant when they graduated university and as part of a new “slimmed down” vision of the monarchy, lost their 24-hour protection details. Essentially, it’s been a … [Read more...] about Princess Eugenie facing barrage of vile abuse in wake of Jeffrey Epstein scandal
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By Hannah Elliott Along the Pacific Ocean just west of Napa, Calif., a section of Skaggs Springs Road is known for fog-shrouded curves perfect for uncorking your stress and shaking down new cars. It was there I realized why Bentley is so darn confident about its new V8 Continental GT. The $198,500 beast ($218,350 for the convertible version) is just as devastatingly handsome as its W12 predecessor, with chiseled sides and a latticework grille and four round headlights so brash they look like they’re spoiling for a fight. But more important, as you round corners and hit the gas, it feels as if you’ve harnessed a linebacker with the footwork of Roger Federer. The 2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 is power and agility blended into a cocktail you’ll want to pour down your throat. With a new engine, new light(er)-weight aluminum body, and new double-clutch gearbox (more on those later), Bentley has given the V8 enough juice to make anyone question why you’d buy the … [Read more...] about Meet Bentley’s best-selling beast: The devastatingly handsome Rs 1.37 cr V8 Continental GT
CHENNAI: 'Mind Master', the book written by five-time world champion, Viswanathan Anand, was released at a glittering function here on Friday. The Hindu Publishing Group Chairman N Ram released the book in presence of sports writer Susan Ninan at the function. "If you are a chess romantic and seek to cherish the beauty of chess, you should enjoy living and playing in the era of computers because computers have opened up limitless possibilities," said Anand during his conversation with Ram. Anand said he has touched upon different aspects, including chess and computers in the book and how it has changed the game over the years. Board Games, Poker Sets: The Diwali Gifting Guide That Has Something For Everyone of 5NextPrevPlay SlideshowSpread The Joy3 Nov, 2018As the festival of light approaches, laughter, moments spent with loved one, food and gifts become a part of the daily routine. One of the biggest days in the Hindu calendar, Diwali is marked by a week of celebration together … [Read more...] about For all the Chess romantics: Viswanathan Anand released his book ‘Mind Masters’ on Friday
'Rahul Gandhi has shown that he can field questions on the fly -- something the frontrunner in this election has failed to do in the last five years -- but does it mean he can survive another bout with a primed-up ArGo?' asks Saisuresh Sivaswamy. Photograph: Vijay Verma/PTI Photo Interviews, genuine interviews -- not scripted ones with predetermined questions and answers that we have become all too familiar with in this election season -- sometimes don't go the way they are expected to. The interviewer approaches it with one set of expectations -- usually hoping to be counted as the definitive interview -- while the interviewee approaches with a different set of expectations -- ranging from saying what s/he wants to get across, to giving a good account of oneself when faced with uncomfortable questions. The problem for the interviewer is when he has not done his homework and doesn't ask the questions that need to be asked, instead focusing on aam questions, while for the interviewee it … [Read more...] about Sai’s Take: Has RaGa gotten over ArGo?
Email By business reporter Daniel Ziffer Posted March 01, 2018 06:23:23 Photo: We have long heard predictions of traditional retailing's demise — but it hasn't happened yet. (AAP: Dan Himbrechts) Related Story: Why China is tuning in to live streams from Aussie shops Map: Australia Some of Australia's biggest shopping brands — JB Hi-Fi, Coles and Woolworths — have opened the cash registers to reveal massive profits.But hold on: what happened to predictions of an online shopping wipe-out? It turns out it's more complicated than you might have first thought. The recent reporting season, when major companies unveil how much they earned and spent in the financial year to December, has seen big retailers do well. At the same time, the world's largest online retailer, Amazon, has opened in Australia.Chinese giants Alibaba and JD.com have local sites and offices too, although they're only taking goods out of Australia at this stage.Kate Morris, the CEO of … [Read more...] about We’ve long heard Australian retail is doomed, but the reality isn’t that simple