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2010-12-09 02:00:00

LONDON, December 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- London's 1000 most influential movers and shakers were recently announced by the Evening Standard. Amongst the categories listed were London's leading philanthropists, charity leaders and fundraisers from the worlds of business, politics, performance arts which are making a difference to the London scene as well as, in many cases, on a global front. To view the Multimedia News Release, please click:...

2005-10-07 07:17:53

By Jeffrey Goldfarb LONDON (Reuters) - Swedish-born philanthropist Sigrid Rausing has bought Granta, the century old literary journal renowned for discovering new writers like poet Sylvia Plath and A.A. Milne, the creator of Winnie the Pooh. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Rausing, whose UK-based trust has given more than 65 million pounds over the past decade for international human rights work, also started publishing firm Portobello Books earlier this year with...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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