Thursday, 4 Mar 2021

‘Dark-Hunter’, ‘The League’ Author Sherrilyn Kenyon Signs With Zero Gravity Management

German Police Shut Down Darknet Marketplace That Traded Bitcoin

German police took down what they believe was the world’s largest illegal “Darknet” marketplace, shuttering a platform that about half a million people used to trade drugs and crypto currencies including Bitcoin.

Police arrested a 34-year-old Australian national near the Danish border who was alleged to have operated the site called DarkMarket, prosecutors in the western German city of Koblenz said Tuesday. Authorities also confiscated more than 20 servers in Moldova and Ukraine.

DarkMarket facilitated at least 320,000 transactions — including 4,650 for Bitcoin and 12,800 for Monero, another crypto currency — valued at more than 140 million euros ($170 million), prosecutors said. The platform was used mainly to sell drugs, but vendors also offered counterfeit money, stolen and fraudulent credit card information, anonymous SIM cards and malware.

Authorities from around the world, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and police from countries including the U.K., Denmark and Ukraine contributed to the investigation, with the EU’s Europol coordinating.

IAG, Globalia Amend Agreement For Acquisition Of Air Europa – Quick Facts

International Cons Airlines Group (IAG.L,BAIRY.PK,BAY.L) and Globalia have amended their original agreement under which IAG’s unit, Iberia, has agreed to acquire the entire issued share capital of Air Europa. Under the amendment agreement, the amount to be paid by Iberia for Air Europa will be reduced from an equity value of 1 billion euros to 500 million euros with payment deferred until the sixth anniversary of the acquisition’s completion.

IAG said, assuming satisfaction of all conditions, completion of the deal is expected to take place in the second half of 2021. The acquisition is anticipated to be earnings accretive in the first full year following completion. IAG said it will be taking on Air Europa at a time when air travel recovery could be meaningful.

Edmond de Rothschild Holding’s Chairman Dies at 57

Benjamin de Rothschild, chairman of Edmond de Rothschild Holding SA, who helped take the bank private in 2019, has died at 57.

“It is with deep regret and great sadness that Edmond de Rothschild Group announces the passing of Benjamin de Rothschild following a heart attack at his home in Pregny, Switzerland,” the company said Saturday in a statement.

Rothschild Baroness Plots Swiss Private Bank Expansion After Bid

The Swiss branch of the sprawling Rothschild banking dynasty — once one of the world’s richest families — was created by Baron Edmond de Rothschild, whose parents fled to Switzerland during World War II. He created the group in 1953, later buying a Swiss private bank and branching out into asset management.

De Rothschild had been head of the group created by his father since 1997 and worked to simplify its structure after delisting. As of the end of 2019, the group had 173 billion francs ($194 billion) in assets with activities in 15 countries, according to its website.

Cold weather payment triggered: DWP issue new alert today – full list of all postcodes

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Universal Credit: DWP rollout 'Confirm Your Identity' service

Cold weather payments have been triggered across the UK again today as the DWP issued it’s latest warning. Baroness Stedman-Scott detailed: “Keeping warm throughout the winter is hugely important to staying healthy, which is why we pay to help heat homes when there’s a sustained cold snap.

“As well as Cold Weather Payments, we also run the Warm Home Discount Scheme and Winter Fuel Payments, so we have a number of schemes in place to help.”

The following weather stations have issued cold weather alerts for the following postcodes:


  • BD23-24,
  • DL8, DL11-13.

more to follow…

‘Dark-Hunter’, ‘The League’ Author Sherrilyn Kenyon Signs With Zero Gravity Management

EXCLUSIVE: Bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon, best known for her Dark-Hunter series, has signed with Zero Gravity Management for representation in film, television, and book-to-film-and-TV rights.

Since her first book debuted in 1993 while she was still in college, Kenyon has placed multiple series on the New York Times bestseller list in all formats and genres, including manga and graphic novels, and has more than 70 million books in print worldwide. In addition to Dark-Hunter, her current series include Chronicles of Nick, Deadman’s Cross, Nevermore, Lords of Avalon and The League.

Over the years, her Lords of Avalon novels have been adapted by Marvel, and her Dark-Hunter and Chronicles of Nick are New York Times bestselling manga and comics, and are No. 1 bestselling adult coloring books.

Zero Gravity Management, producers behind the Emmy-winning Netflix series Ozark and box office hit Honest Thief, directed by Mark Williams, recently wrapped production on Joe Carnahan’s Cop Shop, starring Gerard Butler and Frank Grillo.

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