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Virgin stops selling captive whale and dolphin experiences

BBC Business News Feed - 1 hour 31 min ago
The firm said it would stop selling tickets to captive whale and dolphin experiences in holiday packages.
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Virgin stops selling captive whale and dolphin experiences

BBC Business News - 1 hour 31 min ago
The firm said it would stop selling tickets to captive whale and dolphin experiences in holiday packages.
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Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency attacked at Senate hearing

BBC Business News Feed - 2 hours 7 min ago
The tech giant's Libra digital currency is attacked by senators who say the company is not trusted.
Categories: Business

Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency attacked at Senate hearing

BBC Business News - 2 hours 7 min ago
The tech giant's Libra digital currency is attacked by senators who say the company is not trusted.
Categories: Business

What 'Thor 4' Offers To Marvel And Disney After 'Avengers: Endgame'

Forbes News Feed - 2 hours 12 min ago
This makes 'Thor' the first standalone Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise to go beyond a trilogy.
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BBC Business News Feed: Flexible working should be default, says MP Helen Whately

Business Now Mag - 3 hours 26 min ago
It would help parents share childcare and businesses keep staff, Tory MP Helen Whately says.
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Parliament takes 100,000 sq ft in Victoria during refurb

Property Week News Feed - 3 hours 33 min ago
Parliament has signed a deal to house up to 1,000 staff in the former home of Westminster City Council in Victoria while the £4bn restoration of the Palace of Westminster takes place.
Categories: Property

Own a Piece of Marilyn Monroe and Cher’s History for a Measly $115 Million

Travel and Leisure - 3 hours 38 min ago
<p>There’s one house in <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-guide/los-angeles" target="_blank">Los Angeles</a> that probably has more ties to Hollywood history than any other. And it just went up for sale.</p><p>According to <a href="https://www.forbes.com/sites/taylorboozan/2019/07/09/marilyn-monroes-old-hideaway-lists-for-115-million-in-los-angeles-most-exclusive-neighborhood/#28012100695b" target="_blank">Forbes</a>, the iconic Owlwood Estate, nestled between Beverly Hills and Bel Air in Los Angeles, is officially on the market for $115 million. The historic house has ties to several of the most famous celebrities ever, including Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, and Cher.</p><img alt="Marilyn Monroe's Mansion "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1562869060/marilyn-monroe-house-exterior-MONROEHOUSE0719.jpg?itok=kSLNxDsR"><p>Perhaps most notably, the house was known as Marilyn Monroe’s “hideaway,” since it was owned by former 20th Century Fox chairman Joseph Schenck during the 1950s, according to the <em><a href="https://www.homesandproperty.co.uk/luxury/celebrity-homes/marilyn-monroes-la-hideaway-historic-owlwood-estate-is-for-sale-for-92-million-a131931.html" target="_blank">Evening Standard</a></em>. Monroe would often stay in the guest house at Owlwood. It was later purchased by actor Tony Curtis, who sold it to Sonny Bono and Cher in the 1970s.</p><p>Die-hard fans of Marilyn Monroe would surely love to own a piece of her storied life like Owlwood. Recently, other places associated with the star, like her <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-news/marilyn-monroe-joe-dimaggio-lexington-hotel-nyc-norma-jeane-suite" target="_blank">Lexington Hotel suite</a> that she shared with Joe DiMaggio, have become open to the public.</p><p>Similarly, properties that once belonged to classic Hollywood celebrities, like <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/articles/rent-elizabeth-taylor-palm-spring-home" target="_blank">Elizabeth Taylor’s pink Palm Springs getaway</a>, have been available to rent out in recent years. <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-tips/celebrity-travel/katharine-hepburn-connecticut-home" target="_blank">Katherine Hepburn’s New England home</a> also hit the market in 2017.</p><p>But this would be a chance for any Hollywood fan to truly own a piece of history.</p><img alt="Marilyn Monroe's Mansion "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1562869060/marilyn-monroe-mansion-bedroom-MONROEHOUSE0719.jpg?itok=oCfziB-X"><img alt="Marilyn Monroe's Mansion "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1562869060/marilyn-monroe-mansion-living-room-MONROEHOUSE0719.jpg?itok=JbM0e2yY"><img alt="Marilyn Monroe's Mansion "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1562869060/marilyn-monroe-mansion-staircase-MONROEHOUSE0719.jpg?itok=yiud0b42"><p>According to <em>Forbes</em>, the breathtaking, Italian Renaissance-inspired, 12,201-square-foot home has 10 acres of property, nine bedrooms, ten bathrooms, a separate guest house (as mentioned before), staff housing, marble fireplaces, crystal chandeliers, an elevator, spiral staircase, outdoor pool, outdoor tennis court, and exquisite landscaping. The home was originally built in the 1930s for Los Angeles entrepreneur Arthur Letts.</p><p>In 2017, Owlwood Estate was originally listed for just over $170 million, the <em>Evening Standar</em>, reported. Around this time, the estate was used for a Grammy Awards party thrown by Jay-Z with stars like Rihanna and Nick Jonas in attendance, according to <em>Forbes</em>.</p><p>More information, photos, and even video tours of Owlwood can be found on the <a href="https://www.141carolwood.com/" target="_blank">home listing</a>.</p>
Categories: Travel

BBC Business News Feed: Christine Lagarde resigns as head of IMF

Business Now Mag - 3 hours 42 min ago
It comes ahead of a decision on Ms Lagarde's nomination to become head of the European Central Bank.
Categories: Business

2020 Insight gets a small price bump, 2020 Corvette gets Stingray name, Tesla drops base models: What's New @ The Car Connection

The Car Connection News Feed - 3 hours 43 min ago
2020 Honda Insight hybrid sedan gets $135 price bump, efficiency stays the same The new Honda Insight sedan will cost incrementally more in base versions, but its estimated fuel economy won't change at all. Sticking around, VW redesigns 6-speed manual transmission VW redesigned its 6-speed manual for multiple cars sold around the world, a signal...
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Amazon Prime Day Has Amazing Deals on Comfortable Shoes — Here Are the Best Pairs to Shop

Travel and Leisure - 3 hours 46 min ago
<p>Shoppers, get your credit cards ready! Amazon Prime Day has officially begun, which means now is the perfect time to buy the travel-ready pieces you’ve been dreaming of for a fraction of the price. The sale includes highly-discounted prices on everything from luggage to travel accessories, but some of the best deals we’ve spotted have been on comfortable shoes. </p><p>There are thousands of pairs on sale from some of our favorite brands, including this pair of <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Womens-Elastic-Sandals-Criss-Cross-Casual/dp/B07P6KMPZH/ref=as_li_ss_tl?th=1&amp;psc=1&amp;linkCode=ll1&amp;tag=tlprimeday2019comfortableshoesrcarhart0719-20&amp;linkId=21b312a9fa771631d81728d12915e5f9&amp;language=en_US" target="_blank">adorable women’s sandals</a> and these <a href="https://www.amazon.com/New-Balance-Summit-Running-Orange/dp/B0751RDTV4/ref=as_li_ss_tl?th=1&amp;psc=1&amp;linkCode=ll1&amp;tag=tlprimeday2019comfortableshoesrcarhart0719-20&amp;linkId=0b43ec503bd42987dc9a74747d4597bf&amp;language=en_US" target="_blank">stylish men’s New Balance sneakers</a>. But with so many amazing deals happening at once, it can be overwhelming to sort through them all — so we combed through hundreds of options and rounded up 10 of our favorite discounted styles.</p><p><strong>RELATED:</strong> <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/style/shoes/most-comfortable-sneakers" target="_blank">These 11 Shoe Brands Make the Most Comfortable Sneakers Around</a></p><p>Just remember, the deals are only good for 48-hours, or while supplies last, so if you want to save big on these comfy kicks, we suggest adding them to your shopping cart ASAP!</p><h2>Women’s Shoes</h2><img alt="adidas Women's Questar Flow "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1563203148/adidas-womens-questar-flow.jpg?itok=nlPz7aGx"><p>To buy: <a href="https://www.amazon.com/adidas-Womens-Questar-Flow-White/dp/B07D9MYMVH/ref=as_li_ss_tl?th=1&amp;psc=1&amp;linkCode=ll1&amp;tag=tlprimeday2019comfortableshoesrcarhart0719-20&amp;linkId=0569fd50da5f7c9a6a2ae66fb6f4bc78&amp;language=en_US" target="_blank">amazon.com</a>, $53 (originally $75)</p><img alt="Tihoo Women's Elastic Flat Sandals "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1563203148/tihoo-womens-elastic-flat-sandals.jpg?itok=AaWa4L6x"><p>To buy: <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Womens-Elastic-Sandals-Criss-Cross-Casual/dp/B07P6KMPZH/ref=as_li_ss_tl?th=1&amp;psc=1&amp;linkCode=ll1&amp;tag=tlprimeday2019comfortableshoesrcarhart0719-20&amp;linkId=21b312a9fa771631d81728d12915e5f9&amp;language=en_US" target="_blank">amazon.com</a>, $11 (originally $23)</p><img alt="JENN ARDOR Women's Low Heels "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1563203148/jenn-ardor-womens-low-heels.jpg?itok=vBhJuJP3"><p>To buy: <a href="https://www.amazon.com/JENN-ARDOR-Womens-Ladies-Pointed/dp/B07C7WQVWZ/ref=as_li_ss_tl?th=1&amp;psc=1&amp;linkCode=ll1&amp;tag=tlprimeday2019comfortableshoesrcarhart0719-20&amp;linkId=7b1d6bb678b68ec9172bb15fbc016d52&amp;language=en_US" target="_blank">amazon.com</a>, $24 (originally $30)</p><img alt="KEESKY 2019 New Leather Flats Loafers for Women "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1563203148/keesky-2019-new-leather-flats-loafers.jpg?itok=LnFSlH8V"><p>To buy: <a href="https://www.amazon.com/KEESKY-Shoes-Comfortable-Flats-Leather/dp/B07TMWT7NP/ref=as_li_ss_tl?th=1&amp;psc=1&amp;linkCode=ll1&amp;tag=tlprimeday2019comfortableshoesrcarhart0719-20&amp;linkId=032b83319ad843614356498d52946619&amp;language=en_US" target="_blank">amazon.com</a>, $23 (originally $46)</p><img alt="RockDove Women's Flannel Lined Moccasin Slipper "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1563203148/rockdove-womens-flannel-lined-moccasin-slipper.jpg?itok=GZ1wqVBV"><p>To buy: <a href="https://www.amazon.com/RockDove-Womens-Memory-Moccasin-Slippers/dp/B079M3D79F/ref=as_li_ss_tl?th=1&amp;psc=1&amp;linkCode=ll1&amp;tag=tlprimeday2019comfortableshoesrcarhart0719-20&amp;linkId=07139421f37e11c785aef3143cbe0054&amp;language=en_US" target="_blank">amazon.com</a>, $16 (originally $20)</p><h2>Men’s Shoes</h2><img alt="New Balance Men's Summit Unknown Trail Running Shoe "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1563203148/new-balance-mens-summit-unknown-trail-running-shoe.jpg?itok=U28143ki"><p>To buy: <a href="https://www.amazon.com/New-Balance-Summit-Running-Orange/dp/B0751RDTV4/ref=as_li_ss_tl?th=1&amp;psc=1&amp;linkCode=ll1&amp;tag=tlprimeday2019comfortableshoesrcarhart0719-20&amp;linkId=0b43ec503bd42987dc9a74747d4597bf&amp;language=en_US" target="_blank">amazon.com</a>, $77 (originally $110)</p><img alt="Rockport Men's World Tour Classic "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1563203148/rockport-mens-world-tour-classic.jpg?itok=t3hi4xY9"><p>To buy: <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Rockport-World-Tour-Classic-Chocolate/dp/B006262IS8/ref=as_li_ss_tl?th=1&amp;psc=1&amp;linkCode=ll1&amp;tag=tlprimeday2019comfortableshoesrcarhart0719-20&amp;linkId=aab8a8ea944223cf95c9f0ae0653c883&amp;language=en_US" target="_blank">amazon.com</a>, $99 (originally $110)</p><img alt="VOSTEY Men's Fashion Sneakers Business Casual Dress Sneakers Shoes for Men "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1563203148/vostey-mens-fashion-sneakers.jpg?itok=O_0lYrgL"><p>To buy: <a href="https://www.amazon.com/VOSTEY-Fashion-Sneakers-Lightweight-Breathable/dp/B07PQSVT5B/ref=as_li_ss_tl?th=1&amp;psc=1&amp;linkCode=ll1&amp;tag=tlprimeday2019comfortableshoesrcarhart0719-20&amp;linkId=f529db5b3e6da6195299017f0db275bd&amp;language=en_US" target="_blank">amazon.com</a>, $27 (originally $70)</p><img alt="Tommy Hilfiger Men's Rance Shoe "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1563203148/tommy-hilfiger-mens-rance-shoe.jpg?itok=Lp0f5Inm"><p>To buy: <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Tommy-Hilfiger-RANCE-brown-Medium/dp/B078T41Z65/ref=as_li_ss_tl?th=1&amp;psc=1&amp;linkCode=ll1&amp;tag=tlprimeday2019comfortableshoesrcarhart0719-20&amp;linkId=88ac80ae6f2e5fe53276296d5cad5c54&amp;language=en_US" target="_blank">amazon.com</a>, $48 (originally $60)</p><img alt="KUAILU Mens Adjustable Sandals "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1563203148/kuailu-mens-adjustable-sandals.jpg?itok=gg4R43vg"><p>To buy: <a href="https://www.amazon.com/KUAILU-Adjustable-Sandals-Cushion-Lightweight/dp/B07QKY1NXV/ref=as_li_ss_tl?th=1&amp;psc=1&amp;linkCode=ll1&amp;tag=tlprimeday2019comfortableshoesrcarhart0719-20&amp;linkId=a1155f6f7daa736be21156f70f94d0f7&amp;language=en_US" target="_blank">amazon.com</a>, $16 (originally $20)</p>
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Research shows UK property yields are holding steady

Property Week News Feed - 3 hours 51 min ago
The average property prime yield remained stable at 4.87% in June 2019, according to real estate advisor Savills.
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The New Trtl Pillow Is Finally on Amazon — and It's $12 Off for Prime Day

Travel and Leisure - 4 hours 15 min ago
<p>In the travel accessories world, the <a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00LB7REFK/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=tltrtlpillowplusprimeday-20&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=B00LB7REFK&amp;linkId=a8161a837a64e9467c0497995656c6d9" target="_blank">Trtl pillow</a> is something of a phenomenon. Its unconventional approach to supporting the head and neck changed what a <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/style/travel-accessories/best-travel-pillows" target="_blank">neck pillow</a> could look like — and how well it could work — thus converting travel pillow non-believers everywhere. (It’s safe to say <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/style/shopping/trtl-pillow-review" target="_blank">our editors are obsessed</a>.) Now, the folks over at Scotland-based Trtl have finally released the 2.0 version: the <a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07NZ18SRY/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=tltrtlpillowplusprimeday-20&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=B07NZ18SRY&amp;linkId=435c385e8ec45134cdc6ea83734a742d" target="_blank">Trtl Pillow Plus</a> — and <a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07NZ18SRY/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=tltrtlpillowplusprimeday-20&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=B07NZ18SRY&amp;linkId=c549989ce0904dd752cb565278e8b854" target="_blank">you can score one on sale for Amazon Prime Day</a>.</p><p>After raising $450,000 in via crowdfunding campaigns on both Kickstarter and Indiegogo, the new pillow is finally available to shop on Amazon — where it quickly skyrocketed to the No. 1 New Release spot, by the way.</p><p>Five years of sleep ergonomics research went into the new version, and two major consumer wishes have been granted: lighter fabric and adjustable height. The new material is far more breathable than the Trtl pillow 1.0's fleece. It's still lined with super-soft micro-fleece, but there's now a mesh panel running along the center that will keep you from overheating. It's also still machine washable for convenience. </p><p><strong>Related:</strong> <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/style/travel-accessories/travel-neck-pillow-reviews" target="_blank">We Put 17 Travel Pillows to the Test, and Only One Got a Perfect Score</a></p><img alt="trtl pillow plus launch "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1538594427/trtl-pillow-plus-how-to-TRTL1018.jpg?itok=1yB93uRo"><p>More notably than the fabric change, though, is the new adjustable height feature for the internal support 'V'. Unwrapped, there are two auto-locking toggles that you can twist toward the right to expand or toward the left to shorten. And they operate independently of one another, so your Trtl can be shorter near your face and taller behind your shoulder, for example. Actually, it has 80 possible configurations — 80!</p><p>We tested one and were surprised to learn that once you get your height settings just-right Goldilocks style, you won't even need to wrap the fabric around your neck. The pillow will snuggle itself in between your head and shoulder and just do its thing on its own. </p><p>The price point for the Plus has gone up alongside the quality, usually retailing at $60 (the original Trtl Pillow generally retails for <a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00LB7REFK/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=tltrtlpillowplusprimeday-20&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=B00LB7REFK&amp;linkId=8f9cccbd12ffbe2c572406a38087856e" target="_blank">$30 on Amazon</a>). But for Amazon Prime Day 2019, you can shop the new Trtl Pillow Plus for $48.</p><h2>New Trtl Pillow Plus</h2><img alt="trtl pillow plus launch "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1538594427/new-trtl-pillow-TRTL1018.jpg?itok=6WvQMACp"><p>To buy: <a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07NZ18SRY/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=tltrtlpillowplusprimeday-20&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=B07NZ18SRY&amp;linkId=c549989ce0904dd752cb565278e8b854" target="_blank">amazon.com</a>, $48 (originally $60)</p>
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