Inside the lavish wedding of a multibillionaire Russian oligarch and his model bride, complete with a floating wedding cake, 2 dresses, and a £7 million diamond ring

Russian oligarch and billionaire Aleksey Shapovalov married 27-year-old model Ksenia Tsaritsina, his girlfriend of five years and the mother of his two children, in a typically lavish ceremony in Moscow last weekend. The opulent affair took place at the prestigious Barvikha Luxury Village hotel in Rublekva, Moscow, a popular venue among wealthy Russians. The bride wore two elaborate, and intricately designed wedding dresses on the day, and shared photos of the occasion with her 250,000+ Instagram followers. The dress code for the event was black, white, and red, to which most of the guests adhered, with a variety of glamorous — and expensive looking — outfits. Scroll down for a… Read More

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How Russia Treats Its Ukraine Veterans

Russian volunteer Andrei Kamayev arrived in war-torn eastern Ukraine in late September 2014, bursting with patriotic bravado and convinced that he was following in the footsteps of his grandfather—a Soviet intelligence officer in World War II—by fighting against “fascists and Nazis.” Using terms propagated by the Kremlin to describe Ukrainian government forces fighting Russia-backed separatists, the 49-year-old Kamayev admits to other motives for joining up: He also wanted to help restore the Russky Mir, or “Russian World,” and stave off the perceived encroachment of NATO. But his dream of military glory came to a quick and devastating end on February 1, 2015. As Kamayev followed a convoy of tanks during… Read More

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The 10 least livable cities in the world in 2017

A number of cities around the world are becoming tougher places to live due to growing threats of terrorism and political and social unrest. In particular, heightened terrorist threats from groups such as Islamic State and Boko Haram continue to impact the stability and liveability of cities across the world. Taking this into consideration, the Economist Intelligence Unit has just released a ranking of 140 of the most — and least — liveable cities in the world. The index ranks cities worldwide by how “livable” they are, awarding them points out of 100 according to stability, healthcare, culture/environment, education, and infrastructure. Cities in Australia, New Zealand and Europe continue to… Read More

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A psychotherapist shares 4 ways you can channel your anxiety into something positive

Anxiety is actually an evolutionary trait to help us deal with danger. We think of it as negative, but we can learn to channel the energy into something positive. Everyone faces anxiety from time to time. We feel nervous when we’re going to approach someone with an important question, or feel butterflies when we’re about to give a presentation. The sweaty palms and rapid heartbeat you experience are normally thought of as hindrances to your performance, but we actually developed this response on purpose to react when we were faced with danger. According to social worker and psychotherapist Amy Morin, this evolutionary trait has stuck with us from the early… Read More

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There is ‘not a chance’ the most widely touted economic benefit from Brexit will materialise

Commerzbank’s chief UK economist Peter Dixon tells BI there is “not a chance” of a Brexit-driven manufacturing renaissance in Britain. The UK has moved consciously to be a services economy, and that cannot be easily reversed. Manufacturing currently accounts for around £400 billion of Britain’s GDP. LONDON — There is “not a chance” that the British economy will start to rebalance away from the services sector and towards manufacturing after Brexit, despite arguments to the contrary from many of those who backed leaving the European Union, according to the chief UK economist at Germany’s second largest lender, Commerzbank. Speaking to Business Insider this week, Commerzbank’s Peter Dixon said that the… Read More

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Two Cambridge grads and a MoneySupermarket veteran raise £1 million to build the Airbnb of marathons

LONDON — An online sports listing startup has raised £1 million from a raft to tech, banking, and sporting figures to build the “Airbnb of endurance events” like triathlon and marathon. Let’s Do This, founded 13 months ago, secured the seed funding in June but it has not yet been publically disclosed. The London-based startup raised money from: Mike Miller: The CEO of the World Olympians Association and the former head of BBC Sport and sport at Channel 4; Brian Schuring: The founder of US venture capital fund Rubicon and founder of London workout startup Heartcore Fitness; Jonathan Goodwin: The cofounder of Founders Forum, head of Lepe Partners, and the… Read More

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‘Foolish’: One of the UK’s most prominent lawyers says May’s Brexit approach is ill-advised and unworkable

LONDON — Sir Paul Jenkins, who was the government’s most senior-ranking lawyer until 2014, says Theresa May’s Brexit strategy is “foolish” and will be difficult to implement. May intends to pull Britain out of the EU single market and customs union, as well as the European Court of Justice, when it leaves the EU. Jenkins served as the Treasury Solicitor, the country’s principal legal official, from 2006 until 2014. Speaking to the Observer, he ridiculed the idea that May could break free of EU laws and institutions while maintaining the benefits of the single market. Never mind Theresa May’s foolish red line; we will have the European Court of Justice… Read More

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Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Sunday 20 Aug 2017

Hard Brexit ‘would offer £135bn annual economic boost’ A group of pro-Brexit economists say removing all trade tariffs and barriers would help generate an annual £135bn uplift to the UK economy. Prof Patrick Minford, lead author of a report from Economists for Free Trade, says a hard Brexit is “economically much superior to soft”. However, campaigners against a hard Brexit said the plan amounts to “economic suicide”. Have Tesco sausages infected thousands with pig virus? A leading British supermarket chain may have accidently infected thousands of people with a pig virus that causes liver cirrhosis and neurological damage, according to Public Health England. Government scientists have found that a common… Read More

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Sports on the air for Aug. 20-26

Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017 TELEVISION BASEBALL LLWS: International double elimination, ESPN2, 8 a.m. (ABC, 11 a.m.) LLWS: U.S. double elimination, ESPN, 9 a.m., noon Junior League World Series, ESPN2, 10 a.m. Yankees at Red Sox, TBS, 11:30 a.m. Brewers at Rockies, AT&T SportsNet, 1 p.m. Cardinals at Pirates, ESPN, 5 p.m. GOLF Solheim Cup, GOLF, 10:30 a.m. (NBC, 2 p.m.) Wyndham Championship, CBS, 1 p.m. Dick’s Sporting Goods Open, GOLF, 2 p.m. U.S. Amateur, FOX, 2:30 p.m. GYMNASTICS P&G Championships, NBC, 11 a.m., 6 p.m. HORSE RACING Summer Colony Stakes, ALT, 3 p.m. MOTOR SPORTS NHRA Nationals, Fox Sports 1, noon ABC Supply 500, NBCSP, 12:30 p.m. NFL Preseason: Falcons… Read More

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Raiders fans have mixed emotions on Marshawn Lynch’s anthem protest

OAKLAND — Marshawn Lynch jersey flooded the the Coliseum as far the eye could see. Lynch carried the ball twice in the first quarter of Saturday’s preseason game against the Rams before exiting. He gained a total of ten yards and received roaring cheers from the crowd after each carry. The Oakland native’s first game donning the silver and black at the Coliseum came to the delight of most Raiders fans, but not all of them agreed with his decision to sit during the national anthem. Chuck, who declined to give his last name, is a Vacaville resident who became a Raiders fan while growing up in New Jersey. Chuck’s… Read More

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