Crypto firm Coinbase is opening a Dublin office as ‘Plan B’ for Brexit

Coinbase, one of the most prominent cryptocurrency exchanges, has announced plans to open an office in Ireland’s capital, Dublin. The announcement is part of the company’s contingency planning for a no-deal Brexit. “As we plan for all eventualities, it’s important that we continue servicing our customers across Europe, and Ireland would be our preferred choice there if it comes to it,” UK CEO Zeeshan Feroz said. Coinbase, one of the most prominent cryptocurrency exchanges, has announced plans to open an office in Ireland’s capital, Dublin, as it makes contingency plans for Brexit. The exchange says it is opening the Dublin office partly to serve rising demand from the European Union,… Read More

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Theresa May is struggling to keep her government together as pro-Brexit ministers openly plot against her

Theresa May faces a Brexit showdown with restless Cabinet ministers on Tuesday morning. The prime minister has refused to accept EU demands for an indefinite Brexit backstop but pro-Leave ministers are still worried by the direction of talks. Eight ministers held a private meeting on Monday evening to discuss May’s handling of Brexit. Meanwhile, seemingly all sides of the Brexit divide are looking less and less likely to back the deal May hopes to bring back from Brussels. May will travel to Brussels on Wednesday for the latest European Council summit. LONDON — Theresa May is struggling to hold her government together as senior members of her cabinet openly meet… Read More

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The SRSLY Podcast: This Country / The Bisexual / Doctor Who

The pop culture podcast with Caroline Crampton and Anna Leszkiewicz. Welcome to the early access, ad free edition of the SRSLY podcast. You have a few options as to how to listen. 1. In your browser You can use this player to listen in your browser: 2. In your podcast app Click here if you’re on a mobile device, and most smartphone podcast apps should automatically open and subscribe you to the early access feed so you receive the episodes as soon as they’re available each week. Alternatively, copy and paste this link manually and use the “subscribe to this podcast” option in your app (often found in the settings… Read More

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Tilda Swinton’s hoax is the latest example of an A-lister hiding behind prosthetics

Tilda Swinton underwent radical make-up and prosthetics regime to turn herself into an 82-year-old man. If fame is a mask that eats the face, as John Updike suggested, then it’s no wonder that so many stars take refuge behind a disguise. Indeed, the only avoidance tactic available to the instantly-recognisable performer is to don the mask that masks the mask. The news last week that Tilda Swinton underwent radical make-up and prosthetics regime to turn herself into an 82-year-old man, and to effectively play her own co-star in Luca Guadagnino’s loose riff on Dario Argento’s horror fantasia Suspiria, was not especially striking. While she clearly went the extra mile –… Read More

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Bill Gates says he’s ‘heartbroken’ by the death of his Microsoft cofounder in an emotional statement

Bill Gates is “heartbroken” by the death of his Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen. Gates said Allen helped change the world with the creation of the personal computer. Bill Gates has said he is “heartbroken” by the death of his childhood friend and Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen. Allen, who also owned the NFL Seattle Seahawks and the NBA Portland Trail Blazers, died on Monday afternoon after a battle with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, his family confirmed to Business Insider. He was 65. Gates said Allen helped change the world with the creation of the personal computer. He added that his life was marked by a “second act” in which he attempted to improve… Read More

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Jamal Khashoggi’s family says they are ‘sadly and anxiously’ awaiting official word on the fate of the Saudi journalist who disappeared 2 weeks ago

The family of missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi said they are “sadly and anxiously” waiting on official news about what happened to him. Khashoggi was last seen entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, over two weeks ago Turkey alleges Khashoggi was killed and dismembered by Saudi operatives at the consulate The family of Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi journalist who hasn’t been seen since walking into the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul two weeks ago, said Monday night that they are “sadly and anxiously” waiting for official news about what happened to him. Khashoggi went inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, on October 2 to obtain legal documents for his… Read More

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