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Ten women have filed a class-action lawsuit against fashion retailer Peter NygardThe alleged sexual assaults allegedly went on for decades and saw the executive rape and drug girls who were as young as 14 Girls would be lured to his Nygard Cay vacation compound under the guise that they were auditioning for modelling contracts
Life for an actual canary in a coal mine could be described in three words: "short but meaningful." Early coal mines did not feature ventilation systems, so legend has it that miners would bring a caged canary into new coal seams. Canaries are especially sensitive to methane and carbon monoxide, which made them ideal for detecting any dangerous gas build-ups. As long as the bird kept singing, the miners knew their air supply was safe. A dead canary signaled an immediate evacuation.
Today, the practice of using a bird to test the air supply has become part of coal mining lore, but the ideology behind it has become a popular expression. The phrase "living like a canary in a coal mine" often refers to serving as a warning to others. The actual canary had little control over its fate, but it continued to sing anyway. In one sense, living this way indicates a willingness to experience life's dangers without compromise.
What is it about Barclays? This accident-prone British bank is a long-term underperformer — its share price is down 75 per cent from its 2007 peak — and plagued by frequent, rapid changes of chief executive. Is there a rational explanation for this or is it simply down to bad luck? These questions have returned to the fore now that Barclays has revealed that its current leader, Jes Staley, is under investigation by UK regulators over his “characterisation” of his relationship with disgraced US financier Jeffrey Epstein, who committed suicide while awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges.
At Jeffrey Epstein’s Manhattan mansion in 2011, from left: James E. Staley, at the time a senior JPMorgan executive; former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers; Mr. Epstein; Bill Gates, Microsoft’s co-founder; and Boris Nikolic, who was the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s science adviser.
Staley was apparently chosen to replace ousted CEO Antony Jenkins But he was secretly backed for job three years ago by Jeffery Epstein Duke of York's friend and disgraced financier was imprisoned in 2008 Mr Staley now set to be hauled in front of Treasury Select Committee
Attorney General William P. Barr has assigned an outside prosecutor to scrutinize the criminal case against President Trump’s former national security adviser Michael T. Flynn, according to people familiar with the matter. […]
Mr. Barr has also installed a handful of outside prosecutors to broadly review the handling of other politically sensitive national-security cases in the U.S. attorney’s office in Washington, the people said. The team includes at least one prosecutor from the office of the United States attorney in St. Louis, Jeff Jensen, who is handling the Flynn matter, as well as prosecutors from the office of the deputy attorney general, Jeffrey A. Rosen.
The Flynn case is being handled by the same U.S. Attorney’s Office handling the Stone case. That office is now headed by Timothy Shea,