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  • 'If Boris Johnson’s name is ever linked to a political idea, it is likely to be "cakeism" — the notion that it is possible to govern without making hard choices.'⁠
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Mr Johnson is expected to become UK prime minister this month 'having run a strongly cakeist leadership campaign'. His famous remark that, when it comes to cake, he is 'pro having it and pro eating it too' has defined his approach to Brexit.⁠
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The FT's Gideon Rachman writes about Boris Johnson, ‘cakeism’ and the Blitz spirit of 1940 –⁠
read the full piece in our link in bio.⁠
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Illustration by James Ferguson. #FT #FinancialTimes #BorisJohnson #Politics #UK #UKpolitics #illustration #cake
  • 'If Boris Johnson’s name is ever linked to a political idea, it is likely to be "cakeism" — the notion that it is possible to govern without making hard choices.'⁠

    Mr Johnson is expected to become UK prime minister this month 'having run a strongly cakeist leadership campaign'. His famous remark that, when it comes to cake, he is 'pro having it and pro eating it too' has defined his approach to Brexit.⁠

    The FT's Gideon Rachman writes about Boris Johnson, ‘cakeism’ and the Blitz spirit of 1940 –⁠
    read the full piece in our link in bio.⁠

    Illustration by James Ferguson. #FT #FinancialTimes #BorisJohnson #Politics #UK #UKpolitics #illustration #cake
  •  4,046  68  15 July, 2019
  • What's the formula for love? Well, Bobby Seagull found the answer. The pop-mathematician has created a customised equation to help him find a partner.⁠
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The maths teacher’s algorithm, which has coefficients for location, education, age and general fussiness, suggests that the probability of the next person on the pavement turning out to be his soulmate is one in 913,000. Could the equation work for you too?⁠
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Lucy Kellaway, FT contributing editor, used this formula in search for romance — tap on the link in our bio to see if she found love.⁠
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#FT #FinancialTimes #love #formula #data #charts #formulaforlove #instadaily ⁠
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  • What's the formula for love? Well, Bobby Seagull found the answer. The pop-mathematician has created a customised equation to help him find a partner.⁠

    The maths teacher’s algorithm, which has coefficients for location, education, age and general fussiness, suggests that the probability of the next person on the pavement turning out to be his soulmate is one in 913,000. Could the equation work for you too?⁠

    Lucy Kellaway, FT contributing editor, used this formula in search for romance — tap on the link in our bio to see if she found love.⁠

    #FT #FinancialTimes #love #formula #data #charts #formulaforlove #instadaily
  •  11,040  349  12 July, 2019
  • FT Photo Diary 📸: Today, up to 42,000 spectators are allowed in the grounds of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships 🏆 at any one time.⁠
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To watch matches on Centre Court 🎾, just 500 tickets are made available each day. To purchase one, fans must join a queue in which they are required to camp for at least one night in a park adjacent to the grounds.⁠
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Otherwise, the majority of tickets are sold weeks before the tournament, through an annual public ballot with UK entrants forced to enter by post and must also supply a stamped-addressed envelope. This will change from next year, when ballot entrants will merely need to fill out forms online.⁠
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The well-heeled can skip the lines. Earlier this year, the All England Club released more than 2,500 ‘debentures’ on Centre Court, with wealthy patrons paying £80,000 to guarantee themselves a seat throughout the tournament 🍓. ⁠
⁠ 📷: Charlie Bibby⁠
 #tennis #wimbledon #rafaelnadal #rogerfederer #andymurray #sports #london #lovetennis #instatennis #tennismatch #instasport
  • FT Photo Diary 📸: Today, up to 42,000 spectators are allowed in the grounds of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships 🏆 at any one time.⁠

    To watch matches on Centre Court 🎾, just 500 tickets are made available each day. To purchase one, fans must join a queue in which they are required to camp for at least one night in a park adjacent to the grounds.⁠

    Otherwise, the majority of tickets are sold weeks before the tournament, through an annual public ballot with UK entrants forced to enter by post and must also supply a stamped-addressed envelope. This will change from next year, when ballot entrants will merely need to fill out forms online.⁠

    The well-heeled can skip the lines. Earlier this year, the All England Club released more than 2,500 ‘debentures’ on Centre Court, with wealthy patrons paying £80,000 to guarantee themselves a seat throughout the tournament 🍓. ⁠
    ⁠ 📷: Charlie Bibby⁠
    #tennis #wimbledon #rafaelnadal #rogerfederer #andymurray #sports #london #lovetennis #instatennis #tennismatch #instasport
  •  4,623  37  11 July, 2019
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FT Photo Diary 📸: This photo taken on July 7, 2019 shows a participant in the Pride parade 🌈 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, riding roller blades. ⁠
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This weekend parades celebrating gay pride were also held in London, Madrid and Cologne.  This year marks 50 years since the Stonewall riots in New York.⁠
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📷: Erika SANTELICES / AFP⁠
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 #lgbt #loveislove #gaypride #lovewins #pride #lgbtcommunity #lgbtq #republicadominicana #love #pride🌈

  • FT Photo Diary 📸: This photo taken on July 7, 2019 shows a participant in the Pride parade 🌈 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, riding roller blades. ⁠

    This weekend parades celebrating gay pride were also held in London, Madrid and Cologne. This year marks 50 years since the Stonewall riots in New York.⁠

    📷: Erika SANTELICES / AFP⁠

    #lgbt #loveislove #gaypride #lovewins #pride #lgbtcommunity #lgbtq #republicadominicana #love #pride🌈
  •  5,398  98  8 July, 2019
  • On a beach near Tulum in Quintana Roo State, Mexico, the water is brown and a carpet of rotting seaweed covers the white sands. The beach bustles not with holidaymakers but two dozen workers shifting seaweed with shovels and wheelbarrows, some waist deep in the sludge. A truck with a front scoop carts the algae away. The smell is awful. A giant floating mass of sargassum algae, more than 550km long, is washing ashore. ⁠
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Since 2011, sargassum has been strangling some of Mexico’s best-loved beaches in increasingly large amounts, causing not just a stink and an eyesore but damaging coral reefs and marine ecosystems. The problem is getting significantly worse. ⁠
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Tap the link in our bio to read more. ⁠
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(DANIEL SLIM/AFP/Getty Images) ⁠
 #mexico #ocean #environment #marinelitter #beach #marinelife
  • On a beach near Tulum in Quintana Roo State, Mexico, the water is brown and a carpet of rotting seaweed covers the white sands. The beach bustles not with holidaymakers but two dozen workers shifting seaweed with shovels and wheelbarrows, some waist deep in the sludge. A truck with a front scoop carts the algae away. The smell is awful. A giant floating mass of sargassum algae, more than 550km long, is washing ashore. ⁠

    Since 2011, sargassum has been strangling some of Mexico’s best-loved beaches in increasingly large amounts, causing not just a stink and an eyesore but damaging coral reefs and marine ecosystems. The problem is getting significantly worse. ⁠

    Tap the link in our bio to read more. ⁠

    (DANIEL SLIM/AFP/Getty Images) ⁠
    #mexico #ocean #environment #marinelitter #beach #marinelife
  •  8,253  280  3 July, 2019
  • Meet Libra, Facebook's new global digital currency. 💸🔹
The social network hopes it will help 1.7bn people without a bank account transfer money instantly and affordably from their mobile phones. It’s the most significant effort yet to make blockchain technology, which does not rely on a central authority to issue money, mainstream — and comes following the launch of hundreds of digital currencies, not least the 10-year-old bitcoin.
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If successful, the project could dramatically reshape some corners of the finance industry, disintermediating payments platforms and stealing business from retail banks and fintech groups, particularly those that specialise in sending payments across borders.
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For more on the currency, and how Facebook wants to transform financial services, click the link in our bio.

#blockchain #bitcoin #facebook #cryptocurrency #libra #currency #digitalcurrency #chart #fintech
  • Meet Libra, Facebook's new global digital currency. 💸🔹
    The social network hopes it will help 1.7bn people without a bank account transfer money instantly and affordably from their mobile phones. It’s the most significant effort yet to make blockchain technology, which does not rely on a central authority to issue money, mainstream — and comes following the launch of hundreds of digital currencies, not least the 10-year-old bitcoin.
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    If successful, the project could dramatically reshape some corners of the finance industry, disintermediating payments platforms and stealing business from retail banks and fintech groups, particularly those that specialise in sending payments across borders.
    🔹
    For more on the currency, and how Facebook wants to transform financial services, click the link in our bio.

    #blockchain #bitcoin #facebook #cryptocurrency #libra #currency #digitalcurrency #chart #fintech
  •  6,156  174  19 June, 2019
  • 🚨 Temperatures are rising, the glaciers of the Himalayas are melting — and here’s why this is particularly significant:  because the area provides water for about 800m people across Asia. 🚨

A forthcoming study surveyed decades of satellite data and found that the glaciers have been losing the equivalent of 50cm of ice vertically each year since 2000, melting twice as fast as they were during the 1975 to 2000 period. 
Several factors contribute to melting in the Himalayas, including settled soot and changing precipitation factors. However, the new study suggests that temperature is the single biggest factor that drives the rate of melting, underscoring the impact of climate change on an area that is a critical source of water supply for India and China.
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The research comes as global carbon dioxide emissions hit a record high last year, and as the earth’s average temperature has warmed about 1C compared with pre-industrial times.
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Read more at the link in our bio. 📸: PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP/Getty Images
  • 🚨 Temperatures are rising, the glaciers of the Himalayas are melting — and here’s why this is particularly significant: because the area provides water for about 800m people across Asia. 🚨

    A forthcoming study surveyed decades of satellite data and found that the glaciers have been losing the equivalent of 50cm of ice vertically each year since 2000, melting twice as fast as they were during the 1975 to 2000 period.
    Several factors contribute to melting in the Himalayas, including settled soot and changing precipitation factors. However, the new study suggests that temperature is the single biggest factor that drives the rate of melting, underscoring the impact of climate change on an area that is a critical source of water supply for India and China.
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    The research comes as global carbon dioxide emissions hit a record high last year, and as the earth’s average temperature has warmed about 1C compared with pre-industrial times.
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    Read more at the link in our bio. 📸: PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP/Getty Images
  •  5,234  44  19 June, 2019
  • There was a time, not so long ago, when actresses became virtually invisible on their 40th birthdays. Work started to dry up: in film, 80% of leading roles for ‘mature’ actors went to men, as well as most of the dialogue. Even Oscar-bedecked Meryl Streep feared obsolescence: ‘I remember, as I was hovering around 40, I thought each movie would be my last, really,’ she said in 2016. 
That was then. 🎬 As popular programmes like Killing Eve and Orange is the New Black have shown, ‘mature’, complex leading ladies are now taking the silver screen by storm — and the female share of leading roles in top TV shows has been on the rise for decades.

Click the link in our bio for more. 🎥 🍿

#FT #FinancialTimes #women #ladies #TV #television #hollywood #silverscreen #popculture #celebrities
  • There was a time, not so long ago, when actresses became virtually invisible on their 40th birthdays. Work started to dry up: in film, 80% of leading roles for ‘mature’ actors went to men, as well as most of the dialogue. Even Oscar-bedecked Meryl Streep feared obsolescence: ‘I remember, as I was hovering around 40, I thought each movie would be my last, really,’ she said in 2016.
    That was then. 🎬 As popular programmes like Killing Eve and Orange is the New Black have shown, ‘mature’, complex leading ladies are now taking the silver screen by storm — and the female share of leading roles in top TV shows has been on the rise for decades.

    Click the link in our bio for more. 🎥 🍿

    #FT #FinancialTimes #women #ladies #TV #television #hollywood #silverscreen #popculture #celebrities
  •  4,631  105  14 June, 2019