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April 20, 2018

WATCH: What the Old Mutual split means for investors

Old Mutual released its full-year results on Thursday, boasting of a 22% increase in pre-tax profit as it prepares to split its business units.

Group CEO Bruce Hemphill said Old Mutual Wealth, along with Old Mutual Limited, would be listed in London and Johannesburg once the separation was complete. But Hemphill gave no indication of when the listings would take place, saying Old Mutual would play its cards close to its chest.

Hemphill spoke to Business Day TV about the group’s full-year results and gave some more detail on the numbers.

 

 

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March 28, 2018

Airbnb highlights new accessibility filters and features for disabled guests

Airbnb adds 21 new accessibility features and filters help disabled guests to find homes which fit their needs. Picture: Airbnb.

Airbnb has released 21 new accessibility filters across the platform that make it easier for disabled guests to find accessible travel accommodation worldwide.

The new filters allow Airbnb guests to search for listings with specific features, including step-free entry to rooms, entryways that are wide enough to accommodate a wheelchair, and more. Previously, guests on Airbnb were only able to search for ‘‘wheelchair accessible’ listings, which did not always meet travellers’ individual needs.

The announcement comes as Srin Madipalli, [...]

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March 15, 2018

The first teaser for Mary Poppins Returns is here!

During the 90th Academy Awards Disney released the first teaser for the much-anticipated remake of Mary Poppins.

Mary Poppins Returns is set in 1930s depression-era London and draws from the wealth of material in PL Travers’ additional seven books.

In the story, Michael (Ben Whishaw) and Jane (Emily Mortimer) are now grown up, with Michael, his three children and their housekeeper, Ellen (Julie Walters), living on Cherry Tree Lane.

After Michael suffers a personal loss, the enigmatic nanny Mary Poppins (Emily Blunt) re-enters the lives of the Banks family, and, along with the optimistic street lamplighter Jack (Lin Manuel Miranda), uses her unique magical skills [...]

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January 19, 2018

The Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan dies aged 46

Irish singer-songwriter Dolores O’Riordan, front woman of the multi-million selling rock band The Cranberries, died suddenly in London on Monday, aged 46, her publicist said.

“Irish and international singer Dolores O’Riordan has died suddenly in London today, family members are devastated,” Lindsey Holmes said in a statement.

“The lead singer…was in London for a short recording session,” she added. “No further details are available at this time.”

A spokeswoman for London’s Metropolitan police said officers are “dealing with a sudden death” after they were called to a hotel in Park Lane, in the centre of the British capital, at 0905 GMT this morning.

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