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Brexit services plan will speed up relocation, says Lloyd's boss

Brexit services plan will speed up relocation, says Lloyd's boss

Business
Media playback is unsupported on your device The Lloyd's of London chief says the government's plan for relations with the EU after Brexit will speed up the departure of firms from the UK.Inga Beale told the BBC the White Paper would see the 300-year old insurance market go "full speed ahead" to set up its subsidiary in Brussels - and spur others on as well. Service sector groups say the plan will affect employment and is a "real blow".However, non-services groups were more positive.Services, including banks, insurance companies and investment firms, make up 80% of the UK economy and are one of its most successful exports to the EU.The government wants UK financial services in future to adopt a beefed-up version of a system already used by cer...
Genetic mutation from father may speed onset of ovarian cancer

Genetic mutation from father may speed onset of ovarian cancer

Health
Feb. 16 (UPI) -- A genetic mutation linked to sped up onset of ovarian and prostate cancers, and passed through the X-chromosome, has been identified by researchers.The mutation can also advance the start of ovarian cancer by six or more years, researchers at the Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in Buffalo said. Their findings appeared in the journal PLOS Genetics on Thursday.Earlier studies showed that when a woman develops ovarian cancer, her sister also faces a higher risk of developing the disease than her mother. The studies led to an examination by researchers of whether genes on the X-chromosome, passed down through the father, may contribute to a daughter's risk of ovarian cancer.Using the donor-funded Familial Ovarian Cancer Registry based at Roswell Park, the researchers ...
Advisors not up to speed on blockchain technology will get left behind: Experts

Advisors not up to speed on blockchain technology will get left behind: Experts

Finance
If you're a financial advisor, chances are you're not using blockchain technology and not even sure how to define it.But you could be missing one of the biggest developments poised to disrupt the entire financial services industry, according to some financial experts.Blockchain technology was developed to serve as the backbone for the bitcoin cryptocurrency.But the blockchain is rapidly gaining popularity as people realize its value as a mechanism for executing transactions without the oversight of a third party or central bank, said Magdalena Ramada, senior economist at Willis Towers Watson, in a presentation at the Technology Tools for Today Advisor Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.The blockchain is defined as a digital distributed ledger, or registry of information, according to R...
Treasury in US talks to speed up huge RBS fine

Treasury in US talks to speed up huge RBS fine

Business
The Treasury has held secret talks with‎ US officials aimed at accelerating a multibillion fine for Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) that would finally draw a line under its pre-bailout misconduct.Sky News has learnt that officials from the Treasury were due to discuss earlier this week the progress of settlement negotiations between RBS‎ and the Department of Justice (DoJ) over the mis-selling of residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS).The talks were scheduled just days before the state-backed lender is expected to report its tenth consecutive annual loss - depending upon whether it takes another big charge for the impending DoJ fine.A senior City insider said this weekend that discussions between the Treasury and US officials were aimed at expediting a final penalty for the bank, which
Gordon Ramsay dodges speed cameras by 'wrapping number plates in clingfilm'

Gordon Ramsay dodges speed cameras by 'wrapping number plates in clingfilm'

Entertainment
The celebrity chef has claimed he gets away with speeding in the US because of a sneaky trick, which conceals his number plates.As a result, Gordon Ramsay manages to avoid ever getting tickets despite his need for speed.Revealing he gets his thrills by going out at night when no one can see him, the Kitchen Nightmares star joked: "I'll take it out at 2.30 in the morning on the freeway an I'll blast on the motorway and no police catch me and no cameras because I wrap my number plates wth cling film."The 51-year-old TV personality added to the Sunday Mirror: "It won't photograph, it reflects. Brilliant! It's a great tip."GETTYNEED FOR SPEED: Gordan Ramsay reveals he covers number plates in cling filmBest TV Moments 2018 Take a look at the best moments that have appeared on TV in 2018.GE...