Today, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has announced the official dates for 2019, as well as the addition of an extra day. Celebrating their 50th anniversary, the world-famous Jazz Fest will return to the Fair Grounds Race Course from Thursday, April 25th through Sunday, the 28th, and Thursday, May 2nd to Sunday, May 5th. That’s right, both weekends will start on a Thursday and end on a Sunday, alleviating some of the crowded atmospheres that the first weekend is traditionally known for.While the lineup has not yet been announced, it can be assumed that the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival will continue on with their reputation as one of the best festivals in all the land. Regardless of who’s playing, it’s the people, food, and culture that bring people back year after year. For more information, head to the event’s website.
As an economist, Mihir Desai has gained wide recognition for his expertise in tax policy and international and corporate finance. His writing and teaching have covered such topics as proposed reform of the U.S. tax system and the misuse of high-powered incentives and their impact on American competitiveness.But Desai, Mizuho Financial Group Professor of Finance at Harvard Business School and a professor at Harvard Law School, has set aside his usual academic work in a new book, “The Wisdom of Finance: Discovering Humanity in the World of Risk and Return.” In it, Desai uses plain language and stories drawn from literature and art to explain the basic principles of finance and show how deeply they are rooted in the humanities.The Gazette spoke to Desai about the book and the argument he advances in it that finance and the humanities have much to gain from reaffirming and strengthening the connections between them.GAZETTE: Most people would not consider finance to have much to do with literature, philosophy, music, and movies. Yet your book argues that it has deep connections with our culture. What are some examples you like to cite to illustrate those links?DESAI: Every chapter takes a big idea of finance and explains it by using the humanities. So “The Parable of the Talents” becomes a way to think about value creation, Jane Austen and Anthony Trollope become guides to understanding risk management, the Flitcraft parable in “The Maltese Falcon” is used to demonstrate the centrality of risk and insurance in our lives, the fall of Robert Morris is used to understand bankruptcy, and Mel Brooks’ “The Producers” becomes a way into corporate governance. The goal of doing that is twofold. First, we need to demystify finance so that it is not misunderstood and demonized. The easiest way into these ideas is through stories. The goal of the book is, in part, to teach a course in finance without an equation or graph, and only through stories.Second, we need to rehabilitate finance. Chunks of finance are broken and now resemble value extraction rather than value creation. Clearly, regulation can help, but we know that regulation has unintended consequences and that many regulators and legislators have been captured by industry. The best way forward, in the long run, is to humanize finance by restoring a moral lens on the underlying ideas, and that’s what the humanities can do. If people in finance see these ideas and their work through a moral lens, then perhaps they’ll aspire to better behavior. So the book aims to correct the widespread misperception of finance as being evil but also encourage actors in the industry to reflect on their work and perform better.GAZETTE: In fact, you see finance as rooted in our very humanity. So the earliest human beings were actually engaging in finance?DESAI: Yes. One of my favorite quotes in the book comes from Nietzsche, who argued that being a buyer and seller and a debtor or creditor was so foundational to the human experience that these experiences shape the nature of human thought. Nietzsche frames it as foundational to the human condition, which is a very different way to think about finance. The logic of diversification shows up in Ecclesiastes and the Talmud, and the first options transaction was undertaken by Thales, the father of Greek philosophy. So finance is not just core to the modern economy; it’s core to our history, our lives, and our humanity. GAZETTE: But you believe that finance has grown apart from its humanistic roots. What do you see as the cause of this estrangement?DESAI: Over the last half century, finance has become more quantitative, more precise, more elegant, and more abstract, which is wonderful for the discipline. But in the process, it’s also become detached from the reality of daily life for most people. At the same time, frankly, I think the humanities have become more divorced from commerce and finance, and they tend to view the latter with more derision than ever before. So there’s just this widening gulf between the way people in finance and business view the world and the way people in the humanities think about finance. And both are worse off as a result. In finance, we’ve lost the ability to think through the questions that humanities force us to think through, and in a way humanists no longer speak to as broad an audience as they could be speaking to. The book closes with a call back to C.P. Snow’s “Two Cultures” because it is a similar problem. The gulf between finance and the humanities is a loss for all.GAZETTE: What are some of the arguments you can offer business leaders about the importance of restoring humanity to finance?DESAI: After the global financial crisis, many people have become alienated from finance and from business. The political and economic repercussions of that alienation will last through my lifetime. If leaders don’t learn to credibly promote what they do for the lives of people, we’ll never overcome that stigma. And, of course, it’s not just promotion. We need to re-examine practices within the asset management industry, the banking industry, the advisory industry to ensure that they are truly value-creating.At a more personal level, no one wants to see their work maligned and misunderstood. In fact, it’s quite difficult for people to be enjoying something that is looked upon so negatively. So the goal is to remind them that even if the current reputation of their work is very negative, there are so many good ideas — and ideals — inside finance that they should feel quite proud of that, and they should aspire to live up to the humanity of those ideas and ideals.GAZETTE: How can you convince finance students that being versed in literature and art can contribute to their professional success?DESAI: Whenever I teach anything, I try to approach it from multiple angles because seeing the same phenomena through different lenses is powerful for developing intuition. This effort, in a way, is just an expansion of that idea. By approaching something as technical as finance through stories, we can create foundational intuitions. That’s powerful because it deepens your understanding of these ideas and allows you to communicate your ideas better. Often, people going into finance have a fragile understanding of the underlying ideas because they’ve just been taught it in a rote way. But if these ideas are attached to stories, then the underlying intuitions are likely to be much more compelling and long-lasting.There’s also just a great deal to be said for framing your life’s work in a moral context, and that’s what these stories do. By allowing people to think about their life’s work in a more noble way, it avoids the need to separate their life’s work (which is viewed negatively) from their personal identity.GAZETTE: You are also passionate about making finance more accessible to the general public. How can understanding concepts like value creation and asset pricing help people in their everyday lives?DESAI: It’s counterintuitive for people to think that finance might be able to teach us something about the human condition. When you step back and think about it, it’s not that surprising. The discipline of finance is centered on the question of where and how value is created. And that is a central question for many of us: When and how am I creating value for the world?As one example, one of the big ideas in finance is about how borrowing allows you to do things that you wouldn’t be able to do otherwise. That is the essence of why people in finance love leverage. You end up being able to live in a house or to get an education that you may not be able to afford otherwise. The lessons from finance about leverage, though, are deeper. Part of the agency theory of borrowing is that managers need to be restrained, and leverage does that. That translates quite naturally into the power of commitments more generally. For personal health and for ethical behavior, we know that commitments are very powerful. So, there’s a nice analogy between the power of commitments in finance and in life more broadly.The book tries to outline several of these counterintuitive parallels. There’s a parallel between the recipe for value creation in finance and the recipe for a good life embraced in many religious and philosophical texts. The folklore around mergers applies well to thinking about marriages. The principal-agent problem can be a frame for understanding conflicts in many parts of your life. And when wisdom comes from the logic of your life’s work, it’s more resonant than when wisdom is dispensed from upon high.GAZETTE: You quote Wallace Stevens calling money “a form of poetry.” But with all the greed and corruption the business world has seen in recent decades, that sentiment may seem foreign to many people. How do you restore the reputation of the profession?DESAI: The reason I chose that quote as an epigraph is that it’s jarring to think about something as crass as money being used in the same sentence with poetry. Even coupling the words “wisdom” and “finance” in the title seems oxymoronic. But these concepts need to be reintegrated. Stevens, who spent his career in insurance and consciously chose not to dedicate himself uniquely to poetry, also understood this when he said “poetry and surety claims aren’t as unlikely a combination as they might seem.” Reframing finance in moral and humanistic terms for practitioners and outsiders requires us to abandon the caricatures that are so prevalent — “business and finance are evil” or that “the humanities are divorced from the real world.” Abandoning those caricatures is the way forward for the profession and for our society.
View Comments Vanessa Hudgens Jordan Fisher Star Files There are worse things they could do! Broadway alum Andrew Call (Rock Of Ages, American Idiot), Jordan Fisher (Teen Beach Movie) and Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer (The Fresh Beat Band) will play Sonny, Doody and Cha Cha, respectively, in Grease: Live, reports People. Starring the previously announced Great White Way alums Aaron Tveit as Danny Zuko and Vanessa Hudgens as Rizzo and more, the musical will hit the small screen on January 31, 2016.The popular tuner, which features a score and book by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, follows teenagers in love during the soda shop culture of the 1950s. The show premiered on Broadway in 1972 and has been revived on the Great White Way twice since. The 1978 film adaptation starred John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John and Stockard Channing.Hamilton’s Thomas Kail will serve as the director overseeing the stage direction, with DWTS’ Alex Rudzinski as the live television director. The cast is set to also include Julianne Hough as Sandy, Mario Lopez as Vince Fontaine, along with Cindrella alums Keke Palmer and Carly Rae Jepsen as Marty and Frenchy, respectively.Robert Cary and Buyer & Cellar scribe Jonathan Tolins will pen a new script for television. The pair contributed additional book material to the recent revival of On the Town. Aaron Tveit
View Comments Ready or not, here comes Mama Lessons of the Week! We’ve had a spectacular seven days filled with screlting, short shorts and this video of Ethel Merman’s failed pilot from the ‘70s, and we’re here to talk about at least two of those with you! Let’s get started. Enjoy your weekend (by watching Ethel Merman’s failed pilot from the ’70s)!T-Swift’s Stage Is Ice Cold & Full of ScreltMuch like Lin-Manuel Miranda at the Richard Rodgers, Taylor Swift has welcomed to the stage a plethora of celebs at her concerts. The pop princess outdid herself on Halloween by inviting a certain Tony winner to test the limits, break through, etc. Idina even donned Elsa’s gown, rising to the stage like the break of dawn. And Swift dressed as Olaf. We always considered T-Swift the Josh Gad of pop!We Will Absolutely Settle For SantinoSantino Fontana is a catch (that lucky Jessica Hershberg) and TV has it twisted. On the latest episode of Crazy Ex Girlfriend, the Tony nominee went back to his musical theater roots for a toe-tapping routine all about how spectacularly mediocre he is (“Like two percent milk or seitan beef, I almost taste the same”). Self-degrade all you want, Santino. We still love you almost as much as you love Eggo waffles.Gloria & Ana Had a Total If/Then MomentBroadway newcomer/fake equestrian Ana Villafañe has the fortune to play her dream role of Gloria Estefan in On Your Feet!. That may seem like fate, but there’s a whole level of kismet above that. The two attended the same high school! Plus, long before Villafañe was conga-ing on Broadway, their paths crossed on campus during a book signing. Clearly, some talent (and rhythm) rubbed off.Josh Segarra’s Protecting the Tree TrunksNot only does Villafañe rock Estefan’s curls in On Your Feet!, but her dashing co-star Josh Segarra is taking on style tips from Emilio as well. Namely, some very very short shorts. Segarra was more than ready to rock that look. “I’ve had these tree trunks for life, bro,” he told us on the red carpet. “I finally get to showcase them.” And to that, we say more tree trunks on Broadway! #BroadwayGreenAllianceWe Need an Invite to a Party We Made Up We all know Annaleigh Ashford is the most magical sugar plum fairy around. And Bernadette Peters—if this clip from The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour is any indication—is a Christmas enthusiast. Put them together, and you have the merriest Yuletide ever. The Tony-winning duo snapped a pose in their red and green, and now we want nothing more than to drink eggnog and sing carols with both of them.Lesli Prob Settled that L. Carroll LawsuitLesli may be the queen, but this week, she’s Alice adjacent. For her penultimate (maybe?) Ship Happens episode, the Dames at Sea star spiraled down the Shubert Alley wormhole into Broadwayland. It’s kind of like Wonderland, but with screlting. We’re glad you made it back safely, Lesli, but remember: if you ever find yourself lost there again, a certain AEA president has some ties and can probably help out!Hal Prince Mixes Up His Sondheim & ALWWhat do Stephen Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber have in common? They both found tremendous success on Broadway. They were both born on March 22. Most importantly, they both get birthday cards from Hal Prince. However, Prince doesn’t always address the cards properly. Come on, Prince. Lloyd Webber is the one with the cats. Sondheim is the one with the…frogs.Gabriella Made a Hat (and Other Stuff)Small Alison wants to play airplane, but Gabriella Pizzolo, who plays her in Fun Home, probably wants to build them instead. When chatting with us, the pint-sized star admitted her addiction to Minecraft by waxing poetic. “You’re building something, yet you’re building nothing at the same time,” the tiny philosopher said. You’re blowing our minds, Gabby. We feel so dumb (we feel…we feel…)Bob Saget Sweated All Over His ScriptBob Saget is back on Broadway in Hand to God, and the Full House star’s preparation was easy, breezy and steamy. This week, he revealed that he learned all his lines while smoking a cigar in a Jacuzzi. That’s not too uncommon, apparently, as he added, “Everything I do involves a Jacuzzi.” If you need someone to be your reader next time, let us know.Nathan Lane Is Surprisingly FlexibleAnnaleigh Ashford may roll over, sit, bark (or rather, shout “HEY HEY HEY!) and play fetch in Sylvia, but the guests of the play’s opening night have some tricks up their sleeves as well. Take Nathan Lane, for example. He can sing, dance, win Tonys, make a musical out of anything and…uh…lick…something. You can guess what. Or you can just watch the clip. Happy Friday? Star Files Idina Menzel
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):Major U.S. coal producers that bit the bullet early and filed for bankruptcy a few years ago are now enjoying the benefits of improved coal markets and clean balance sheets, but the companies that avoided that first wave of reorganizations now find themselves particularly stressed by declining domestic demand.Two companies that illustrate some of the problems faced by the sector today are Westmoreland Coal Co., which just wrapped up a bankruptcy reorganization, and Cloud Peak Energy Inc., which skipped an interest payment on its debt due March 15 while it considers a bankruptcy reorganization. Both companies avoided major acquisitions of metallurgical coal assets, but they also avoided the diversification that is allowing other U.S. coal companies to reap the benefits of improved demand for seaborne metallurgical coal.Westmoreland’s minemouth model — building coal mines near the power plants that need them and securing long-term contracts — proved a detriment when pressure from cheap natural gas and environmental legislation pushed those customers out of the market. Cloud Peak bet big on the Powder River Basin and its potential as an exporter, which never quite materialized, and a shrinking market for Powder River Basin coal is challenging Cloud Peak’s higher-cost operations. Meanwhile, natural gas and renewable energy are cutting into coal’s overall share of electricity generation.Competing with companies that restructured debt and reduced costs through bankruptcy reorganization can slow the balancing of supply against reduced demand, a process Murray Energy Corp. CEO Robert Murray described in 2016 as being dragged “down the bankruptcy sewer.” Murray Energy, another thermal coal-focused entity that has avoided bankruptcy, produces coal in the less stressed Northern Appalachia and Illinois basins but was recently downgraded by S&P Global Ratings based on its “unsustainable capital structure.”Increased exports have helped disguise a secular decline in domestic demand for coal that has continued despite President Donald Trump’s attempts to boost the coal sector’s prospects.“Utility companies … are dealing from a newly powerful position in which they operate with less dependence on coal — and from a position that regards coal-fired power as increasingly untenable,” said a March 18 report from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis. “Without the robust customer base it had for generations, the U.S. coal industry — the [Powder River Basin] segment of that industry included — cannot continue along a business-as-usual path.”More ($): Miners that dodged met coal-fueled bankruptcy now haunted by reliance on thermal Decline in U.S. demand hitting domestic thermal coal miners hard
By Dialogo April 27, 2009 Eighty-seven people have been abducted in Colombia since the beginning of the year, although only 10 remain hostages, according to Bogota’s official anti-kidnap agency. The 10 are included in the 125 still being held in the South American country, mostly by the leftist, rural-based rebels in the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), the Fondelibertad agency said in a report. Fifty of those taken hostage this year have been released through the intervention of Colombian security forces, four had been killed by their captors, 14 were released in exchange for ransoms and nine had managed to escape, Hernan Henao, director of Fondelibertad, told AFP. According to Henao, 63 of the kidnappings were carried out as part of “regular” crimes, 16 people were abducted by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), five by “criminal gangs” and three by the National Liberation Army (ELN). The report released earlier this month has stoked controversy, with critics arguing there are many more hostages being held in Colombia. According to the rights group Pais Libre, the official anti-kidnapping agency itself notes some 1,500 missing persons about whom they lack sufficient information. President Alvaro Uribe last month rejected a political dialogue with the FARC, the country’s largest guerrilla group with an estimated 7,000 fighters, which continues to hold some 22 Colombian police and soldiers they want to exchange for imprisoned colleagues. Last year some of the FARC’s most high-profile hostages were rescued from their jungle captivity, including French-Colombian politician Ingrid Betancourt and three Americans.
ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Nicholas BallasyApple CEO Tim Cook told attendees at the White House Cybersecurity Summit Friday that Apple does not sell advertisers any of its users’ personal data.“We don’t sell advertisers any information from your email content, from your messages or your web browsing history. We don’t try to monetize the information you store on your iPhone or in iCloud. When we ask for your data, it’s to provide your better services,” Cook said.When consumers use Apple Pay, Cook said none of their transactions are stored on their iPhones or on Apple’s servers. continue reading »
– Advertisement – The network echoed her statement, posting a photo of Houska’s family. “From watching her journey as a young mother committed to doing everything possible for her daughter, to seeing her relationship with Cole blossom into a happy marriage to becoming an entrepreneur, our viewers have been there through it all and always looked to Chelsea for inspiration and advice,” the Teen Mom 2 Instagram account wrote.The news of her exit was first revealed by her dad, Randy Houska, who retweeted a report claiming she was leaving last month.“Well kids, that’s a wrap. Been a fun run,” he tweeted on October 30. “What’s next? Seriously, tho, it has been a part of @ChelseaHouska entire adult life. We all expanded our horizons and grew as people #NoRegrets See ya all on the flip side.”- Advertisement – Chelsea Houska is focused on the future. The reality star, who is currently pregnant with her fourth child, is leaving Teen Mom 2, she announced via Instagram on Tuesday, November 10.“MTV’s Teen Mom 2 has been a big part of my life for almost 11 years. After much thought and discussion with my family and friends, Cole and I have decided that this season will be our last. We are forever thankful to MTV and our crew, who are like family to us,” Houska, 29, wrote. “We’re parting on the best of terms and will stay in touch long after this. We’re proud to have been able to share our story and are so grateful to the fans who have followed our journey from the beginning. Our next chapter in life will focus on developing our brand and taking things to the next level with new endeavors and expanding family businesses. Please tune into our last moments on the show and continue to follow along our journey on social media. We are so excited for this next phase of our lives and hope you all will be a part of it in some way.”Chelsea Houska MTV- Advertisement – The 16 & Pregnant alum, who has been part of Teen Mom 2 since its 2011 premiere, announced that she and husband Cole DeBoer are expecting their third child, a daughter, in August. The couple, who married in 2016, also share son Watson, 3, and daughter Layne, 2. She also shares daughter Aubree, 10, with her ex Adam Lind.Listen to Watch With Us to hear more about your favorite shows and for the latest TV news!
The ministry said it has set up multiple health facilities, mobile clinics and ambulances to cater to the pilgrims, who will be required to observe social distancing. Saudi Arabia on Wednesday begins hosting the annual haj pilgrimage, dramatically downscaled due to the coronavirus pandemic that has barred millions of international pilgrims for the first time in modern history.Up to 10,000 people residing in the kingdom will participate in the Muslim ritual, a tiny fraction of the 2.5 million that attended last year, after what many saw as an opaque selection process that left a wave of applicants rejected.The foreign press are barred from this year’s haj, usually a huge global media event, as the government tightens access to the holy city of Mecca and puts in place strict health restrictions to prevent a virus outbreak during the five-day pilgrimage — a key pillar of Islam. Saudi Arabia has recorded more than 260,000 cases of the novel coronavirus, while the number of declared global infections exceeded 16 million on Sunday. Mask-clad pilgrims began trickling into Mecca over the weekend and were subject to temperature checks and placed in quarantine, authorities said.They were given elaborate amenity kits that include sterilized pebbles for a stoning ritual, disinfectants, masks, a prayer rug and the ihram, a seamless white garment worn by pilgrims, according to a haj ministry program document.Pilgrims are required to be tested for coronavirus before arriving in Mecca and will also have to quarantine after the pilgrimage. ‘Substantial cost’ The government scaled back the pilgrimage as it could be a major source of contagion, but the move will deepen the kingdom’s economic slump, analysts say. It comes as Saudi Arabia faces a sharp downturn in oil prices due to a collapse in global demand driven by national lockdowns, which triggered austerity measures including the tripling of a value added tax and cuts to civil servants’ allowances.The virus has also battered pilgrimage-reliant businesses that support hundreds of thousands of jobs in Mecca, from travel agents to street barbers and souvenir shops.Many have reported sweeping layoffs, pay cuts or delayed salaries.Mecca has seen a construction boom in recent years that added shopping malls, apartments and luxury hotels, some offering spectacular views of the sacred Kaaba, a cube-shaped structure in the Grand Mosque towards which Muslims around the world pray. But most premises have lain empty since the pandemic reached the kingdom.Saudi authorities had already in March suspended the umrah pilgrimage, which can be performed at any time.The pilgrimages together rake in some $12 billion (10.3 billion euros) annually, keeping the economy humming in Mecca.”Limiting this year’s haj to Saudi residents comes at a substantial but surmountable cost to the economy,” the Eurasia Group’s Sofia Meranto told AFP.”Against the backdrop of daily infection rates still [remaining] high, the government is prioritizing healthcare… over short-term economic costs, hoping to recoup lost revenue by next haj season or by resuming umrah earlier.” ‘Golden ticket’ Saudi authorities initially said only around 1,000 pilgrims residing in the kingdom would be permitted for haj but local media reports say as many as 10,000 will be allowed.The haj ministry has fielded a deluge of anguished queries on Twitter from rejected applicants.But Haj Minister Mohammad Benten insisted the process was transparent, telling the Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya television that “health determinants” formed the basis of selection.The ministry said non-Saudi residents of the kingdom from around 160 countries competed in the online selection process.It said foreign residents would make up 70 percent of all selected pilgrims.But it did not explain how many applied, and some disappointed pilgrims have complained that the government-run lottery was not clearly outlined and say no reason was given for their rejection.Among the chosen few is Nasser, a Riyadh-based Nigerian expatriate, euphoric at winning what he called the “golden ticket” to haj.”This feeling cannot be described,” he told AFP before his arrival in Mecca.The ministry has said the Saudi pilgrims were selected from a pool of health practitioners and military personnel who have recovered from COVID-19.To be among the chosen ones adds an aura of religious prestige to this year’s pilgrimage, applicants say.Despite the pandemic, many pilgrims consider it is safer to participate in this year’s ritual without the usual colossal crowds cramming into tiny religious sites, which make it a logistical nightmare and a health hazard.Even in a regular year, the haj leaves pilgrims exposed to a host of viral illnesses. Topics :
More than four in 10 cancers – 600,000 in the UK alone – could be prevented if people led healthier lives, say experts.Latest figures from Cancer Research UK show smoking is the biggest avoidable risk factor, followed by unhealthy diets.The charity is urging people to consider their health when making New Year resolutions.Limiting alcohol intake and doing regular exercise is also good advice.According to the figures spanning five years from 2007 to 2011, more than 300,000 cases of cancer recorded were linked to smoking.Key risk factorsA further 145,000 were linked to unhealthy diets containing too much processed food.Obesity contributed to 88,000 cases and alcohol to 62,200.Sun damage to the skin and physical inactivity were also contributing factors.Prof Max Parkin, a Cancer Research UK statistician based at Queen Mary University of London, said: “There’s now little doubt that certain lifestyle choices can have a big impact on cancer risk, with research around the world all pointing to the same key risk factors.“Of course everyone enjoys some extra treats during the Christmas holidays so we don’t want to ban mince pies and wine but it’s a good time to think about taking up some healthy habits for 2015.“Leading a healthy lifestyle can’t guarantee someone won’t get cancer but we can stack the odds in our favour by taking positive steps now that will help decrease our cancer risk in future.”Public Health England says a healthy lifestyle can play a vital role in reducing cancer risk. It says campaigns such as Smokefree, Dry January and Change4Life Sugar Swaps all aim to raise public awareness. Share Tweet Share Share 203 Views no discussions HealthLifestyle Life choices ‘behind many cancers’ by: BBC News – December 29, 2014 Sharing is caring!