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100 ‘most inspiring’ novels revealed by BBC Arts

100 ‘most inspiring’ novels revealed by BBC Arts

Entertainment
A list of the most inspiring novels chosen by a panel of experts has been revealed by BBC Arts.Modern works such as Bridget Jones's Diary and His Dark Materials made the cut along with classics like Pride & Prejudice and Middlemarch.Writers, curators and critics, including Mariella Frostrup, selected the 100 English language Novels That Shaped Our World.The list also includes Jilly Cooper's Riders and Zadie Smith's White Teeth.BBC Arts director Jonty Claypole said he wants the list to be "provocative, spark debate and inspire curiosity."The reveal kickstarts the BBC's year-long celebration of literature. Some of the other novels chosen include A Game of Thrones by Ge...
Saudi Aramco IPO: World’s most profitable company to go public

Saudi Aramco IPO: World’s most profitable company to go public

Business
Saudi Aramco has confirmed it is planning to list on the Riyadh stock exchange, in what could be the world's biggest initial public offering (IPO).The state-owned oil giant will determine the IPO launch price after registering interest from investors.Business sources say the Saudis are expected to make shares available for 1% or 2% of the firm, and the offer will be for existing company shares.Saudi Aramco is thought to be worth about $ 1.2tn (£927bn).'Historic 'The firm said it has no current plans for a foreign share listing, saying long-discussed plans for a two-stage IPO including an offering on a foreign exchange had been put aside for now."For the (international) listing part, we will let you know in due course. So far it's only on Tadawul," Aramco
Marcelino was Valencia’s most successful manager since Rafa Benitez and the fans loved him – so why exactly was he sacked?

Marcelino was Valencia’s most successful manager since Rafa Benitez and the fans loved him – so why exactly was he sacked?

Sports
When a coach gets the sack there tends to be a debate about patience, whether bad results would soon turn around and if it was too short sighted.When Valencia decided to let go of head coach Marcelino earlier this week, there was no such discussions. The move has been universally derided by both supporters and players alike because there is simply no sporting justification for it. The Asturian is the most successful and loved Valencia boss since Rafael Benitez, someone who took a side that was beginning to flirt dangerously with relegation and returned them to their rightful place in the Champions League. AFP OR LICENSORS Marcelino’s departure from Valencia has angered fans and players alike Better still, he produced a consistency that had eluded Valencia
Most doctors think Obamacare opened up healthcare access, study says

Most doctors think Obamacare opened up healthcare access, study says

Health
Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Most doctors think Obamacare has helped patients get better healthcare, even as a lengthy court battle threatens to strike down the law, new findings show. About 60 percent of physicians in the United States thought the Affordable Care Act gave more people access to the medical treatment they wouldn't otherwise have had, according to research published September in the journal Health Affairs. Roughly 20 million people in the United States got coverage through the Affordable Care Act once the law was passed in 2012. "A slight majority of U.S. physicians, after experiencing the ACA's implementation, believed that it is a net positive for U.S. health care," the authors wrote. The study included 489 responses from 1,200 physicians surveyed in 2017. About 53 percent of docto...