Who doesn’t love a romance novel? Especially since the summer holidays are approaching. I love to read heartwarming love stories while soaking up the summer sun. So here are some recommendations from me! Colocation – Beth O’Leary This book begins with an unusual roommate and bed-sharing agreement between two complete strangers, Tiffy and Leon. First, …

Global plans to ensure that big international companies like Amazon and Google pay their “fair share of taxes” have cleared another hurdle following a meeting in Venice of the world’s top finance ministers. In June, the G7 group of nations endorsed proposals to change international tax rules. This weekend, the finance ministers of the G20 …

HONG KONG — One of Hong Kong’s most established pro-democracy civic organizations said it was laying off paid staff and halving the size of its steering committee after Beijing stepped up its crackdown on opposition activities in the semi-autonomous Chinese city. The Hong Kong Alliance in Support of China’s Democratic Patriotic Movements is best known …

7 fascinating facts you might not know about the flamboyant Richard Branson | Photo credit: Twitter Highlights Branson believes in universal basic income as a measure to fight inequality In March 2000, the then 49-year-old Virgin mogul was knighted at Buckingham Palace for “services to entrepreneurship” As a dropout, Branson couldn’t afford to live in …

There is a dichotomy in Irish writing that praise, awards and even sales never seem to fade. We have our literary greats, people like Seamus Heaney, Anne Enright, and Colm Tóibín – and then we have our genre writers, who, despite their success, sort of seem to occupy a second class of respectability. Ohn Connolly …

News from nowhere: The portrait of Sir Thomas More by Hans Holbein the Younger, currently on display in the Frick Collection, was commissioned in 1527. (The Frick collection) Utopia and dystopia are twins, born at the same time from the common ancestor of social criticism. Although we remember the first modern attempt to systematically imagine …

The city of San Antonio still owes approximately $ 173,085,000 towards the construction of the downtown Grand Hyatt. He does not own the hotel. Hyatt does. While the city is currently looking to taxpayers to pay off bond debt, the hotelier is still realizing about a 12% return on investment. Since the start of the …

The Earl and Countess Almaviva Figaro and Susanna, their servants, about to get married Cherubino, young pageboy, in love with the countess Doctor Bartolo and Marcellina, his housekeeper It’s Figaro and Susanna’s wedding day, but Count Almaviva, bored after a few years of marriage, wants to invoke an old custom – the right of the …

A renewed – and critical – look is cast on literary works in light of the Black Lives Matter movement and other current social norms Economist John Maynard Keynes once said that “When the facts change, I change my mind.” In the case of iconic writers such as Enid Blyton (1897-1968) and Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936), …

Looking for inspiration to keep kids entertained indoors during school holidays? Whether you want to go on a live virtual safari, learn all about sharks, or prepare for a story hour, there are some amazing family-friendly online experiences on the Airbnb platform. With passionate expert hosts and packed itineraries, these experiences are all virtual, so …