Ranked: Digital challengers top list of UK’s best banks

first_imgMonzo and Starling led the survey’s overall service quality ranking, indicating how quickly the banking landscape has changed in recent years. The survey, carried out between July 2019 and June 2020, only captures the initial outbreak of the pandemic but it is notable that traditional banks continue to trail the so-called disruptors. “During this period the rate of customer registrations for TSB’s mobile banking app trebled from just over 1,200 before lockdown to almost 3,500 every day,” they added. Digital bank Starling followed closely behind with 84 per cent of customers, while First Direct, HSBC’s internet-based retail banking division, boasted 83 per cent.  whatsapp Also Read: Ranked: Monzo and Starling top list of best UK banks The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) conducted a survey of around 1,000 customers of each of the 19 largest personal current account providers in Britain to rank the best and worst UK banks.  Traditional banks struggle with digital services Also Read: Ranked: Monzo and Starling top list of best UK banks A Natwest spokesperson said: “We can do more to improve the experience for customers in certain aspects of our service.” A spokesperson for Tesco Bank told City A.M.: “We take the findings of this survey seriously. We value customer feedback and work hard to provide the best experience possible for all the products and services we offer.” Somewhat unsurprisingly, the traditional retail banks struggled with customer feedback in the CMA’s online and mobile banking services survey. Tesco Bank slumped to the bottom once again, while only 65 per cent of TSB’s customers would recommend its internet and mobile banking. Monzo topped the overall service quality rankings, with 86 per cent of customers likely to recommend it to friends and family. It will provide some relief to the fintech, which has struggled in the past month as its valuation dropped 40 per cent and its auditors warned of “significant doubt” over its ability to stay in business beyond 12 months. Best and worst UK banks for service Ranked: Monzo and Starling top list of best UK banks Share Adam Land, senior director at the CMA said: “These league tables are an invaluable resource for customers to find the best service on offer to suit their needs. By being able to access data on the best and worst performing banks and building societies, people can easily compare providers, driving more competition to improve the overall quality of service.” Monday 17 August 2020 1:00 pm Digital fintechs Monzo and Starling are better than traditional banks at providing the best service to personal banking customers, according to a recent survey.  Also Read: Ranked: Monzo and Starling top list of best UK banks The traditional banks lagged behind the upstarts. Barclays and Halifax shared sixth place with just under two-thirds of customers likely to advocate for the service. RBS – now Natwest Group – trailed at 18th with 46 per cent while Tesco Bank slumped to the bottom with 44 per cent.  Also Read: Ranked: Monzo and Starling top list of best UK banks In April 2018 an IT failure left millions of TSB customers without access to online banking. And just last week, some TSB customers were unable to access online banking services. whatsapp A TSB spokesperson stressed the bank had made “significant progress” during the pandemic, including the introduction of new services such as its live chat. The publication of the findings, the fifth since the regulator’s investigation into retail banking in 2016, included disruptors Monzo and Starling Bank for the first time.  Also Read: Ranked: Monzo and Starling top list of best UK banks Monzo and Starling once again topped the rankings, with 89 per cent and 88 per cent of customers recommending the providers’ digital services respectively. Eighty five per cent of Metro Bank customers said they were likely to recommend its services. RankingBank1Monzo86%2Starling Bank84%3First Direct83%4Metro Bank81%5Nationwide71%6=Barclays62%6=Halifax62%8Santander61%9=Lloyds Bank60%9=Virgin Money60%11HSBC 59%12=Natwest58%12=Bank of Scotland58%14The Co-operative Bank57%15Yorkshire Bank56%16=TSB51%16=Clydesdale Bank51%18Royal Bank of Scotland46%19Tesco Bank44% Angharad Carrick It is designed to calculate how the quality of service compares between Britain’s leading banks, ranking overall service quality along with digital offerings. The CMA also asked customers for their opinions on their bank’s overdrafts and in-branch experience.  by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyBleacherBreaker4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. 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Central Michigan University on lockdown after shooting at dorm kills 2

first_imgNation & World | NPR News | Public SafetyCentral Michigan University on lockdown after shooting at dorm kills 2March 2, 2018 by Laurel Wamsley, NPR Share:Police are looking for a gunman who killed two people in a shooting Friday morning on the campus of Central Michigan University.University police said the victims were shot at Campbell Hall, a co-ed dormitory. “The deceased are not students and police believe the situation started from a domestic situation,” the university tweeted. It said there are no additional injuries.The campus is on lockdown as the suspect is still at large, and is considered armed and dangerous. The university identified James Eric Davis, Jr., a black male approximately 19 years old, as the person of interest.The university is located in Mount Pleasant, a town of about 26,000 people about an hour north of Lansing.All of Isabella County’s schools are also on lockdown, according to the Mount Pleasant Morning Sun, which reports that state police have sent a tactical team and a helicopter to look for the suspect.Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder tweeted that he is in contact with state police as they learn more about the incident. “The priority right now is the safety of those still on campus and I thank all first responders involved for their swift action,” he wrote.Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.Share this story:last_img read more

Guns N’ Roses Returns to the Sunset Strip

first_imgUncategorizedGuns N’ Roses Returns to the Sunset StripBy Shayna Rose Arnold – March 7, 2012333ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItFish out your red bandana from the back of the closet—Guns N’ Roses is returning to the Sunset Strip for the first time in 22 years. They’ll play three shows this weekend: one at the Hollywood Palladium, one at the Wiltern, and one at the House of Blues.Let’s face it: the past two decades haven’t been blissful for the L.A. band. Slash and Duff McKagan left the group after releasing The Spaghetti Incident? in ‘93 and Chinese Democracy, which fans awaited anxiously for more than a decade, was a major letdown. A $5 million lawsuit (filed against manager Irving Azoff), a mid-performance hissy fit, and one induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame later, Axl Rose is back with a new band (DJ Ashba, Dizzy Reed, Tommy Stinson, Richard Fortus, Ron Thal, Chris Pitman, and Frank Ferrer) and energy to burn.Yes, you could be tripping out with Trey Anastasio and the Los Angeles Philharmonic downtown instead, but we’d rather lose our voice singing “Welcome to the Jungle” or “November Rain.” And should the whole thing be called off last minute or turn into an epic Axl meltdown (neither lie outside the realm of possibility)—well, that’s just Rock and Roll.In related news, we’ve got three paperback copies of Duff McKagan’s best selling memoir, It’s So Easy and Other Lies, to give away. The first three people to note their favorite GNR tracks in the comment section below will be our winners. Go! TAGS2012L.A. CultureMarch 2012Previous articleFIDM’s Art of Motion Picture Costume Design ExhibitNext articleEndive, Citrus, and Fennel SaladShayna Rose Arnold RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORFollow in Pee-wee Herman’s Footsteps Across L.A.What Defines a Successful Immigrant?The Undocumented Immigrants Who Are Redefining ‘American’last_img read more

This Hanukkah History Drive-Through Is a Trip Back to 160 BCE…by…

first_imgHolidayArts & EventsThis Hanukkah History Drive-Through Is a Trip Back to 160 BCE…by CarA local rabbi turned a lesson about the Maccabean revolt into a COVID-safe interactive showBy Tabby Refael – December 9, 2020890ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItIn the midst of a pandemic that’s changed the face of holiday entertainment, the latest addition to an ever-growing roster of drive-through experiences stars the leader of a Jewish revolt from the second century BCE.This week, Judah Maccabee joins mischievous elves and animatronic dinosaurs as part of a drive-through boom aimed at limiting the risk of exposure to COVID-19. Maccabee—or more specifically, an actor portraying the Jewish priest who led the Maccabean revolt against the Seleucid Empire from 167 to 160 BCE—will lead Angelenos through the story of Hanukkah in a first-of-its-kind live reenactment, titled Maccabees: A Drive-Thru Chanuka Experience, from December 9 through 13 in DTLA.The 30-minute program is the brainchild of Rabbi JJ Duchman and wife Frumie, whose nonprofit, Power of Youth L.A., offers Jewish enrichment programs and events for children as a way to spark their imaginations and bring Jewish history to life. The Festival of Lights interactive experience will include special effects, live performers (maintaining a minimum of six feet from vehicles), keepsakes, and photo opportunities. Guests will be required to stay in their vehicles and wear face masks at all times.The goal of the multimedia show is to transport guests to a time when Judah Maccabee and his band of brothers fought King Antiochus IV to combat Hellenism and preserve the Jewish faith.“With so many entertainment industry actors affected by the financial devastation of the pandemic, we’ve enlisted amazing talent, including many who work at Universal Studios [theme park], such as special effects experts, audio-visual engineers, and actual actors,” JJ Duchman says.The Duchmans are all about experiential learning: “As the pandemic hit and schools successfully transformed their educational curriculum into remote platforms, we realized that educators were struggling to offer experiential learning,” he says. “We believe that as powerful as education is, when a child can feel something and see it with their own eyes, it has a much more lasting impact.”Maccabees: A Drive-Thru Chanuka Experience opens Dec. 9. Tickets are $99 per vehicle for up to seven guests per car. RELATED: Updated! All of L.A.’s Pop-Up Drive-In and Outdoor Movie NightsStay up to date with everything you need to know about L.A. by following us on Facebook and Instagram. TAGSHanukkahHolidayPrevious articleJudge Limits L.A. County’s Outdoor Dining BanNext articleElon Musk Says He Lives in Texas Now Because of California’s ‘Complacence’Gwynedd Stuart RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORThe Best Holiday Takeout Meals and Special Dishes in Los AngelesA Look Back at the Fascinating History of Hanukkah in Los AngelesThe Best Places to Order Tamales for Your Holiday Tablelast_img read more

Battersea Power Station wins £1.35bn finance deal to fund new development and build Electric Boulevard high street

first_img Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndozenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comUndoThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar ProgramUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoNational Penny For Seniors7 Discounts Seniors Only Get If They AskNational Penny For SeniorsUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekUndoEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorUndoPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunUndoElite HeraldKate Middleton Dropped An Unexpected Baby BombshellElite HeraldUndo whatsapp Battersea Power Station wins £1.35bn finance deal to fund new development and build Electric Boulevard high street Show Comments ▼ Share More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.com Tags: Battersea Power Stationcenter_img whatsapp Kate McCannKate McCann is a reporter at City A.M. She covers politics and insurance and can be contacted at [email protected] Tuesday 28 October 2014 10:07 pm Battersea Power Station has secured one of the biggest UK real estate finance deals in recent memory, after a £1.35bn fund was agreed yesterday. The deal represents £750m to fund the development of the power station building on the banks of the river Thames and £600m to build London’s newest high street, Electric Boulevard, in the south of the city. Speaking at the signing ceremony in the power station’s famous control room yesterday, chairman of the building Tan Sri Liew Kee Sin said the deal marked a “significant step” in the redevelopment of the iconic building. “There arrangement will support the creation of jobs, affordable housing and enhanced transport within London,” he added. Refurbishment work of the south London landmark is already underway, with the four chimneys being replaced piece by piece. The main body of work will begin early next year, including a new Battersea Power Station Tube stop and extension to the Northern Line to serve the new transport hub. The Battersea Power Station site is owned by a consortium of Malaysian investors. last_img read more

Greek debt crisis: Pro-Grexit group Popular Unity to take mandate to create Greek coalition as New Democracy misses deadline

first_img Share Greek debt crisis: Pro-Grexit group Popular Unity to take mandate to create Greek coalition as New Democracy misses deadline whatsapp Catherine Neilan Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners White House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.com‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comInstitutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.com whatsapp Monday 24 August 2015 12:40 pm Pro-Grexit group Popular Unity will formally receive a mandate to form a new Greek government today, prompting greater uncertainty around Europe’s stability.  The mandate is being handed to the far-left group – the third largest in Greece’s parliament – after opposition leader Vangelis Meimarakis admitted he had failed to find a coalition partner.  His conservative New Democracy party had been attempting to form a government after Alexis Tsipras surprise resignation last week, which is sending the country back to the polls after just seven months in power.  Popular Unity was formed when 25 members broke away from the ruling Syriza party. It is also expected to fail to put together a coalition within the three-day deadline, after which a caretaker government will be installed to arrange elections.  https://twitter.com/YanniKouts/status/635750936275742720  Party leader Panagiotis Lafazanis, who has previously spoken in support of a Grexit, is expected to be formally given the mandate at a meeting at 1pm local time.  Meimarakis accused Tsipras of taking Greece down a “destructive path” in the timing of his resignation.  “He has acknowledged in parliament that the Grexit ghost is still hovering over the country,” Meimarakis said according to Reuters. “He thinks he can be the first party in the next parliament – I’m wondering with whom he wants to do this, since he doesn’t want to see any of us again.” He is not the only politician to have openly criticised Tsipras for the manner of his exit. Last week Slovakian finance minster Peter Kazimir accused him of “cynical timing”, noting that it had come just hours after Greece received the first €13bn of its bailout funds.   Today’s news comes as the country struggles with a growing migrant crisis as thousands of people fleeing Syria have become stranded between northern Greece and Macedonia. Reports claim that Macedonian military have fired on the refugees, and used stun grenades and tear gas to prevent them crossing the border, after a state of emergency was declared last week.  And it will add pressure to global stock markets, which are already suffering huge losses as fears of a slowdown in China prompt a global selloff. Tags: Greek debt crisislast_img read more

News / Burned-out boxship Flamina back on an even keel after two-year repair project

first_imgBy Mike Wackett 18/07/2014 When the extensively burned-out and listing 6,750teu MSC Flaminia was drifting in the Channel in August 2012, desperately battling against time as it sought a port of refuge, not too many would have expected to see the distressed vessel back in service.The ship caught fire in mid-Atlantic, en route from the US Gulf to North Europe, claiming the lives of three crew members and forcing the ship to be abandoned.However, just over two years later MSC Flaminia has left the repair yard in Constantza, Romania, and resumed the remaining three years of its time-charter with ocean carrier MSC.The ill-fated ship left Charleston on 8 July 2012 bound for Antwerp laden with 2,876 containers. Six days later it was ablaze in the Atlantic Ocean after an explosion in the cargo hold. It is suspected this was the consequence of a rogue container of misdeclared chemicals or a leakage from a tank container.Fire-fighting tugs managed to bring the fire under control, but not before cargo holds 4, 5 and 6 were extensively damaged and the ship had taken in significant quantities of water, rendering it unstable.Fortunately the weather was good and a salvage team succeeded in towing the smouldering ship into the Channel; but, thereafter, weeks of frustration ensued as the ship was refused access to port after port before eventually being accepted at Wilhelmshaven on 9 September.Under assistance, the ship managed to limp into the German port where it was able to discharge the damaged containers mid-ships, as well as the mostly unaffected boxes stowed at the fore and aft of the ship.In a complex and difficult operation, a total of 25,000 tonnes of fire waste had to be removed from the ship.No doubt scrapping was the easiest option but the engine room and accommodation block was largely unharmed by the blaze thereby making the ship technically repairable.In a $22m, five-month reconstruction and repair programme, involving over 200 workers at the Daewoo shipyard at Constantza, the post-panamax ship was given a second life.Unfortunately for the owners of the cargo, not only did many lose their shipments but the general average bond costs would have reached ruinous levels for many that were under- or not insured at all.The explosion on the MSC Flaminia could have been caused by the loading of incompatible chemicals in a container, declared or otherwise, and with more than 10% of all container traffic now including an element of dangerous goods, this is an acute problem for marine cargo insurers.Indeed, a spate of container fires onboard ships in the past few years, and the potential for a major marine casualty and environmental disaster, makes the work of the 2010-founded ocean carrier member Cargo Incident Notification System Organisation (CINS) and its database of information essential for maritime safety.last_img read more

Doctors: Global warming is taking a toll on people’s health

first_img About the Author Reprints A team of 63 doctors, public health officials and scientists from around the world wrote what they considered the first of a regular monitoring of the health of the planet, similar to having a “finger on the pulse of the patient,” said Dr. Hugh Montgomery, an intensive care specialist and director of the University College of London’s Institute for Health and Performance.Based on 40 indicators, the study said “the human symptoms of climate change are unequivocal and potentially irreversible.”While other disease rates are dropping, cases of dengue fever — a mosquito-borne disease — has doubled every decade since 1990 with 58.4 million cases and 10,000 deaths in 2013. Frumkin, a former environmental health director at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said climate change, which allows mosquitoes to live in more places and stay active longer with shorter freeze seasons, is part but not all of the reason.The same goes for the increase in tick-borne Lyme disease in the United States, Frumkin said, adding “the ticks do better with warmer weather.”Between 2000 and last year, the number of vulnerable people — those over 65 or with chronic disease — exposed to heat waves increased by about 125 million, the study said. Doctor Vu Minh Dien, left, examines dengue patient Tran Thi Xuyen at the National Hospital of Tropical Diseases in Hanoi, Vietnam, in August 2017. Tran Van Minh/AP It also highlighted the increasing likelihood of food shortages as climate change worsens.Columbia University’s Madeline Thomson, who wasn’t part of the study team, praised the work, saying “climate is a stress multiplier” so it is important to monitor this way.Acting on climate can have side benefits, Frumkin said. Cutting coal takes smog and soot out of the air, while eating less meat and bicycling and walking more to use less electricity means fewer accidents and reduced obesity, he said.— Seth Borenstein “There are some very severe warning signs, but there are some hopeful indicators too,” said co-author Dr. Howard Frumkin, a professor of environmental health at the University of Washington. “Given the right treatment and aggressive efforts to prevent things from getting worse, I think there’s hope.”The report highlighted health problems stemming from more frequent heat waves, disease spread by insects, air pollution and other woes. While the disasters have been costly, deaths haven’t been increasing because society is doing a better but more expensive job adjusting to the changing conditions, the researchers noted.advertisement Related: WASHINGTON — Global warming is hurting people’s health a bit more than previously thought, but there’s hope that the Earth — and populations — can heal if the planet kicks its coal habit, a group of doctors and other experts said.The poor and elderly are most threatened by worsening climate change, but there remains “glimmers of progress” especially after the 2015 Paris agreement to limit heat-trapping carbon dioxide emissions, according to a new big study published Monday in the British medical journal Lancet.Comparing the report to a health checkup, four researchers and several outside experts described Earth’s prognosis as “guarded.”advertisement By Associated Press Oct. 31, 2017 Reprints A ‘perfect storm’ superbug: How an invasive fungus got health officials’ attention Watch: Climate change: It’s the mother of all human health issues Related: HealthDoctors: Global warming is taking a toll on people’s health Associated Presslast_img read more

Pharmalittle: Trump pushes for Covid-19 vaccine by year’s end; Americans fear pharma will keep raising drug prices

first_img What is it? Ed Silverman What’s included? @Pharmalot Pharmalittle: Trump pushes for Covid-19 vaccine by year’s end; Americans fear pharma will keep raising drug prices STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. Log In | Learn More Alex Hogan/STAT Unlock this article — plus daily coverage and analysis of the pharma industry — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED Pharmalot center_img GET STARTED Tags drug pricingSTAT+ Hello, everyone, and how are you today? We are doing just fine, thank you, despite the gloomy clouds lingering overhead. Our spirits remain as sunny as ever. In fact, this calls for celebration and so please join us as we reach for another cup of delicious stimulation. We are back to Southern Pecan for those keeping track. Meanwhile, there is much to do. So as usual, we have assembled some tidbits for your reading pleasure. We hope you have a meaningful and productive day and, of course, do reach out if you hear something fascinating. …President Trump, faced with multiple crises and falling poll numbers less than five months before the presidential election, is prodding top health officials to move faster on a historically ambitious timeline to approve a Covid-19 vaccine by year’s end, The Washington Post writes. In a meeting last month, Trump pushed Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar repeatedly to speed the unprecedented timeline. Trump wants some people to be able to get a vaccine sooner than the end of the year to demonstrate an end to the pandemic is within reach. Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. By Ed Silverman June 18, 2020 Reprints About the Author Reprints [email protected] last_img read more

Royals William and Kate celebrate 10-year wedding anniversary with newly released photos

first_imgAdvertisementTags: Duchess of CambridgePrince WilliamRoyal Family RELATEDTOPICS The-CNN-Wire™ & © 2021 Cable News Network, Inc., a WarnerMedia Company. All rights reserved. Advertisement Princess Diana’s wedding dress to go on public display this summer April 28, 2021 AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Queen of England celebrates 95th birthday, days after husbands funeral April 22, 2021 LONDON / CNN — Prince William and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, have released two new photographs to mark their 10-year wedding anniversary.The couple were married on April 29, 2011, at Westminster Abbey. Their star-studded ceremony was attended by around 1,900 guests and watched by millions around the world.Catherine wore an ivory and white satin bridal dress with lace sleeves made by British designer Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen, while William wore the uniform of a colonel of the Irish Guards, with a scarlet jacket and blue sash.William and Kate hired photographer Chris Floyd to capture the new portraits commemorating their 10-year anniversary. Advertisement Advertisement“It was a thrill to spend some time with them at Kensington Palace, especially as The Duchess is a rather keen photographer,” Floyd wrote on Instagram, wishing the couple a “happy anniversary.”The couple first met as students at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. Their status as a couple was made public in 2004 when they were photographed holidaying together in the Swiss ski resort of Klosters.They have three children together — 7-year-old Prince George, 5-year-old Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis, who turned three last week. Royal family members wish Archie happy birthday as he turns 2 years old May 7, 2021 AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, dies at 99 April 9, 2021last_img read more