Investment bank Lazard has quietly recruited a Venture and Growth team to focus on European scale-ups

Lazard, the global investment bank, has been quietly recruiting a 10-person team in London to head up its newly created “Venture and Growth Banking” division to match investors with European scale-ups. Unlike some investment banks, the focus of Lazard Venture and Growth Banking will include Series B and C. That’s earlier than many startups typically engage the help of an investment bank when raising capital, and speaks to the sheer number of European startups currently chasing a pool of venture capital that is increasingly global and fragmented. The Lazard Venture and Growth Banking team will be headed up by ex-Numis employees Garri Jones and Nick James, with both serving as managing directors. Noteworthy, according to his LinkedIn profile, Jones was …

Eating disorders have been rebranded as fasting. But they are as dangerous as ever

Chicago rapper CupcakKe has been criticised for social media posts about her month on a water fast. Its tech gurus who led the way in this irresponsibility CupcakKe is a 22-year-old Chicago rapper famous for highly explicit sex-positive songs, including one about SpongeBob SquarePants. She has also been upfront about her various mental health issues. In September, CupcakKe (ne Elizabeth Harris) abruptly announced she was retiring from music in an she posted on Twitter. She followed this a couple of days later with a alarmed at her drastic dieting and told her as much. The British actor and activist Jameela Jamil, who seems to feel obliged to weigh in on every single body-image issue, swooped in to comment. Please take …

Taylor Swift cleared to perform old songs at AMAs after label backs down

Swift said Big Machine had blocked her from performing old tracks from first five albums, while high-profile Democrats attacked labels private equity backers Taylor Swift has been cleared to perform Shake It Off and her older hit songs at Sundays American Music Awards (AMAs) after her former record label backed away from an increasingly bitter row with the music star. Last week Swift said the new owners of her former music label, Big Machine, had told her she could not perform music from her first five albums at the AMAs, where she is due to receive the artist of the decade award. The dispute set off a firestorm on social media and dragged in politicians including Senator Elizabeth Warren and …

Minnesota school district apologizes for throwing out hot meals for students with over $15 in lunch debt

Richfield High School came under fire after cafeteria workers allegedly threw away the hot meals of students who had lunch debt. (richfieldschools.org) Officials said the high school’s nutrition services staff had begun implementing a practice where students with a meal balance of $15 or more are provided with an “alternative lunch.” On Monday, around 40 students had hot lunches taken off their trays, thrown out, and replaced with a cold lunch, KARE 11 reported. “Once our administration was made aware of the situation, we immediately ceased the practice in time for the third lunch period,” the school district said. FLORIDA STUDENT SAYS HIGH SCHOOL REJECTED PRO-LIFE CLUB FOR ‘CONTROVERSIAL’ VIEWS Tables at Richfield High School will be set up during lunch …

“No One Is Cleaning Their House Every Day. No One Is Having Sex Every Day. We Are All Losing Our Crap”: Exhausted Mom Paints Honest Picture of Motherhood

ShareTweetPin “People always say to me ‘I don’t know how you do it with 3. I can’t do it with 1.’ And I’ll always say, the first is your hardest. I had never been more shocked, more overwhelmed and more sleep deprived ever in my life. Yes, 3 is hard. But entering motherhood for the first time is like a tornado that swirls you in and spits you out. Those days are by far the hardest. But what I do know is this; the days of feeling like you’ve been kicked up the vagina and hungover are few. You can hug your baby, he can sleep in your arms, you can have a routine or not and nothing bad will …

This WhatsApp Group Messaging Update Will Save You From Annoying Requests

Courtesy of WhatsApp This WhatsApp Group Messaging Update Will Save You From Annoying Requests By Cianna Garrison Nov 11, 2019 If you’ve ever experienced a never-ending group chat, you’ll love WhatsApp’s latest option to update your messaging settings. This WhatsApp group messaging update is going to save you from annoying requests and group chats that you don’t want to be a part of. Once you update, it’ll be so easy to message in peace. According to a WhatsApp representative, this feature was released back in April 2019 in India, but as of Nov. 5, it is now available globally for both Android and iOS. Per the official blog post from WhatsApp, people use group chats for important conversations, but “users …

Diplomat who overheard bombshell call between Trump and Sondland set to testify

Washington (CNN)A US diplomat who overheard President Donald Trump ask the US Ambassador to the EU about the status of “investigations” during a cellphone conversation in a Kiev restaurant is set to appear before the House impeachment inquiry behind closed doors on Friday. Holmes has also served as a special assistant for South and Central Asia to former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Bill Burns and spent time on the National Security Council staff at the White House as director for Afghanistan from 2011 to 2012. “He is a decent guy and a smart, competent foreign service officer,” said a second source who has worked on US policy in Ukraine and knows Holmes. Political specialist As political counselor, …

Nirmal Purja Summits All 14 Eight-Thousanders in Record 6 Months

In just 6 months and 6 days, Nirmal “Nims†Purja MBE has completed his challenge to summit Earth’s 14 tallest mountains, smashing the previous record of almost eight years and taking his place in mountaineering history. “I am overwhelmed and incredibly proud to have completed this final summit and achieved my goal of climbing the world’s 14 tallest mountains in record time. It has been a gruelling but humbling six months, and I hope to have proven that anything is possible with some determination, self-belief and positivity. I could not have made it happen without the unending support of my friends and family who have been in my heart this entire time. We started with nothing, but look how far …

Will fibre broadband be obsolete by 2030?

The old landline telephone infrastructure across the UK used copper cables, but accessing the internet over copper cables is slower than over fibre optic cables. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption High-frequency 5G will require more transmitters However, the government plans to auction lower-frequency spectrum – freed up from the digital TV switchover – for 5G services. “The 700MHz frequency band that will be auctioned is good at covering large rural areas,” said Mr Howett. “Anything freed up from that switchover from analogue to digital TV means you can reach more people with fewer base stations.” However, even if the UK focused on national 5G coverage, guaranteeing a stable connection to every home would be difficult. Atmospheric conditions can lead …

When Youre Horribly Depressed, You Should Read These 50 Books

By David Lezcano If you’ve been feeling off lately, these books from Ask Reddit might help you feel a little bit better. By David Lezcano 1. FEELING GOOD, the new mood therapy by DR. David Burns. This book is all about Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and has been proven to help people. It is also good if someone can’t afford therapy. 2. The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown. When you’re depressed you tend to be really hard on yourself. This book really helped me through my dark moments and made me embrace who I am. 3. The Book of Joy. It’s a conversation between The Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. They are long time friends and discuss what they …

Vet Says Pup with Tail Growing Out Its Head is Perfectly Healthy and Super Adorable

A 10-week-old pup named Narwhal has captivated the Internet with his tiny tail growing out of his head. Sadly, Narwhal was found abandoned along with another older dog, but was thankfully rescued by Mac’s Mission in Jackson, Missouri. Mac’s Mission is a small, grassroots non-profit that: “specializes in special”, our focus is on the homeless “janky” dogs who would die without us. The injured, abused, and birth defects, that is our mission. Shelters and rescues do not have the time or resources that we do so most of these special dogs get sadly euthanized. Our hope is to give them the chance they need to thrive and heal in an environment full of love and caring. [source] After a visit …

Are Kylie And Drake A Thing? An Investigation | Betches

It’s been over a month since we first found out about Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott’s highly skeptical about the timing of the split with Travis’ new song, things between them have been pretty quiet lately. It seems like they’re still on good terms when it comes to parenting Stormi, but that’s all that’s going on. Fine, I’ll accept that I was wrong, and the breakup wasn’t just a publicity stunt. But now that the dust has settled from Kylie’s split with Travis, there are already lots of rumors about who she is seeing these days, and uh, they’re saying it’s Drake. That’s right, Kylie Jenner has been spending time with Champagne Papi himself, and I really don’t know how to feel …

How Couples Are Getting Engaged In 2019, From The Ring To The Proposal | Betches

and fabulousThe Knot As you can guess from the title of the study, it’s all about proposing and the One important thing I noticed from The Knot study is that most people getting engaged today are between the ages of 25 (cool cool cool cool, just kill me now) and 34. If you’re wondering what constitutes “most people,” it’s a whopping 67%. And if you’re wondering how old the proposers are, 38% of them are 25–29 and 27% are 30–34 years old. Just judging off the ages of the people I know who are getting engaged, this is not that surprising, but still slightly depressing for me, a But before we get into the way most proposals are going down, …

40 Photographs That Explore The Relationship Between Animals And Humans By Steve McCurry

Scroll down for Bored Panda’s in-depth interview with Steve McCurry. stevemccurry.com | Facebook This post may include affiliate links. #1 Kathmandu, Nepal #2 Bamiyan, Afghanistan A second favorite, according to McCurry, was a photo he took in Thailand. “I photographed this novice monk studying Buddhist writings in the late afternoon at a monastery in Aranyaprathet, Thailand, near the border with Cambodia. I watched the changing light as the monks went about both the mundane and sacred duties of their day. With the simple use of wood and fabric, of shades of saffron from mustard gold to deep orange, their environment was serene. The patient cat completed the scene of contemplation and peace.” “It is my hope that people will see animals …

Miller High Life’s Champagne Bottles Of Beer For 2019 Are Perfect For The Holidays

Courtesy of Miller Brewing Company Miller High Life’s Champagne Bottles Of Beer For 2019 Are Perfect For The Holidays By Cianna Garrison Nov 13, 2019 Get ready, because your holiday beer run is about to get so festive. Miller High Life’s Champagne Bottles of beer are back, and they’re perfect for celebrating on a budget. It looks like these sold out pretty fast last year, so you’ll want to get your hands on some ASAP. Known as the champagne of beers, the oversized bottle is perfect for the holidays. A Miller Coors rep says the Miller High Life Champagne Bottles full of beer will be roll out to retailers nationwide in November. At a price of $3.49 per bottle, you …