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Azrieli Group buys Norwegian data centers co for NIS 2.3b

Azrieli Group Ltd., controlled by Danna Azrieli, is expanding its data centers activity. The company reported today that it had signed an agreement to acquire a privately held company in this field in Norway, Trend reports with reference to Globes.

Azrieli Group will buy 100% of the shares in Green Mountain for NIS 2.285 billion. Green Mountain was founded in in 2009. In 2020, it posted a loss of NIS 6 million, despite 18% growth in its revenue to NIS 71 million.

The acquired company has three main activities: design and construction of server farms with high levels of data security; provision of advanced server farm services to enterprises and wholesale customers; and operating efficient server farms using power from renewable sources only.

Green Mountain operates three server farms in Norway. It also has potential for future construction and development on these and other sites, amounting to 520 MW. According to Azrieli Group, the data centers market in Scandinavia in general and in Norway in particular is enjoying high rates of growth thanks to the unusual availability of electricity produced from environmentally friendly sources and to costs of electricity that are among the lowest in Europe.

Azrieli Group is Israel’s largest real estate company, with a market cap of some NIS 30 billion. The company says that the acquisition of Green Mountain is part of its growth strategy, in which in recent years it has added server farms to its activities.

“The acquisition of Green Mountain is an important milestone in realizing Azrieli Group’s strategy of building international activity in data centers,” Danna Azrieli said. “The combination of the activity in North America through Compass and the acquisition of Green Mountain in Europe will enable Azrieli Group to become a significant player in this growing and developing arena. Data centers represent the new world of income-producing real estate, and are benefitting from high rates of growth.”

Azrieli Group will finance the acquisition from its own resources, including part of the proceeds of a NIS 3.7 billion bond offering that is currently in the process of making. In addition, it will act to secure a specific loan for up to 50% of the deal price through a subsidiary in Norway or Green Mountain.

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News: Boscalt Hospitality buys 15 Old Bailey in London

Boscalt Hospitality has launched a joint-venture partnership with a London-based real estate developer for the first hotel in its portfolio, the Old Bailey.

Located in London, the Victorian building is known to be the very first hotel ever in the city to have electric lighting.

The property is expected to be repositioned into an upper-upscale hotel featuring 110 rooms, a full-service restaurant and bar, and a gym with an estimated 18 months of works remaining.


Built in 1874 by Evans Cronk, 15 Old Bailey had been converted to a serviced office building featuring meeting rooms and an executive business lounge.

Located at the heart of the global financial hub of the City of London, the property is within walking distance of the offices of the mayor global investment banks and law firms, among others.

Additionally, local leisure attractions, including St. Paul’s Cathedral and Covent Garden are also within walking distance.

Boscalt co-founders, Liza Masías and Jaume Tàpies, said: “The team is currently in advanced discussions with an internationally renowned hotel operator that is envisioned to manage the hotel.

“This is a great time to invest in London, a city where booking rates are promising.

“The hotel construction pipeline is growing rapidly, which is an optimistic projection for the hospitality industry.”

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NHS buys longer needles to give jabs to the obese

More than 24 million adults have rolled up their sleeves and received their two doses of the vaccine, including the dangerously overweight who were among those prioritised. The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation identified morbid obesity as an underlying health condition which puts individuals at a higher risk of serious disease and death. But longer needles are needed in morbidly obese patients so the layer of fat under the skin is penetrated to reach the muscle tissue containing immune cells.
If vaccines are injected in fat tissue they can fail because the fat does not contain any of the immune cells and there is less blood flow.

Now the NHS supply chain has put out a tender for a one-year contract starting in August to supply combined safety syringes and needles for “future vaccine candidates that are not yet available but form part of the UK’s overall vaccine programme”.

Around 28 percent of adults in England are classified as obese, and 3.3 percent are classed as morbidly obese, having a BMI of 40 or over.

Standard needles issued as part of the rollout are an inch (25mm) long but Public Health England advises needles of 1.5ins (38mm) are used for morbidly obese individuals to ensure the vaccine is injected into muscle. It said vaccine centres should request the longer needles when ordering the vaccine if required.

This post originally appeared on Daily Express :: Health Feed
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Here's Why Tesla and Google Are Buys Right Now

Here's Why Tesla and Google Are Buys Right Now© Reuters. Here’s Why Tesla and Google Are Buys Right Now

Alphabet (NASDAQ:) (GOOG) and Tesla (NASDAQ:) are two of the top tech stocks. Tech stocks have underperformed for a couple of months as economic growth surprises to the upside. Taylor Dart explains why you should consider buying now.Thus far, it’s been a turbulent year for the , with the index starting 2021 with a 15% gain, before wiping out all of its year-to-date gains with inflation and the prospect of higher rates spooking the market. Currently, the Nasdaq is trying to find its footing near its 100-day moving average, but with minimal fear out there and still a significant amount of complacency, it’s unclear whether the bottom is in yet. While many stocks remain expensive after being bid up relentlessly last year, two QQQ constituents are reasonably valued after blowout Q1 earnings reports. So, if the market weakness continues, they look like two potential ideas to buy on dips.

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Alphabet (GOOG) and Tesla (TSLA) have little in common other than being neighbors in the Nasdaq-100 Index, focusing on making self-driving a reality over the long run, and delivering solid results in their Q1 reports. In Alphabet’s case, the company smashed revenue estimates and reported $ 55.3BB in revenue, a massive beat vs. consensus of ~$ 52BB. This translated to 34% growth year-over-year and the company’s strongest quarter for sales growth in over two years. In Tesla’s case, the company beat revenue by more than $ 110MM with revenue of $ 10.4BB while also posting a massive beat on automotive gross margins of more than 200 basis points. Let’s take a look at Alphabet below:

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Soros buys stocks linked to Bill Hwang's Archegos collapse: Bloomberg News

2/2 Soros buys stocks linked to Bill Hwang's Archegos collapse: Bloomberg News© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: FILE PHOTO: Billionaire investor George Soros speaks to the audience at the Schumpeter Award in Vienna, Austria June 21, 2019. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner/File Photo/File Photo 2/2

(Reuters) – Billionaire George Soros’ investment firm, Soros Fund Management bought shares of ViacomCBS (NASDAQ:) Inc, Discovery (NASDAQ:) Inc and Baidu Inc (NASDAQ:) as they were being sold off during the meltdown of Bill Hwang’s Archegos Capital Management, Bloomberg News reported on Saturday.

The fund bought $ 194 million of ViacomCBS, Baidu stock valued at $ 77 million, as well $ 46 million of Vipshop (NYSE:) Holdings Ltd and $ 34 million of Tencent Music Entertainment Group (NYSE:) during the first quarter, the report said https://bloom.bg/2RUQQJZ citing a regulatory filing released on Friday.

The company didn’t hold the shares prior to Archegos’s implosion, a person familiar with the fund’s trading told Bloomberg.

Archegos, a family office run by ex-Tiger Asia manager Bill Hwang was highly exposed to ViacomCBS, whose shares plunged in March, leaving the hedge fund facing a massive margin call from its prime broker banks. Archegos was unable to meet the call to secure the equity swap trades that the banks had partly financed.

Global banks lost nearly $ 10 billion from the Archegos fallout. Credit Suisse (SIX:), Nomura Holdings (NYSE:) and Morgan Stanley (NYSE:) were some of the banks that were hit.

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4-year-old NYC boy secretly buys $2,600 worth of SpongeBob popsicles on Amazon

BROOKLYN, New York City — A 4-year-old boy from Brooklyn purchased more than $ 2,600 worth of SpongeBob popsicles from Amazon without his mother’s knowledge.Noah Bryant ordered 51 cases with a total of 918 popsicles for a whopping $ 2,618.85, to be exact, all shipped to his aunt’s house.

Amazon would not take back the popsicles, meaning mother of three Jennifer Bryant, a social work student at NYU, is stuck with the bill.A GoFundMe page has been set up for the family, with more than $ 11,000 raised so far.

Amazon says they are in contact with Bryant family and will donate proceeds to a local charity.

Noah is on the autism spectrum, and the family says the additional funds will go towards his education.In an update posted to GoFundMe, Bryant wrote, “As a parent to a child living with ASD (autism spectrum disorder), all additional donations will go towards Noah’s education and additional supports. We cannot thank you enough. Truly.”

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Man sells home, buys RV to take 'work from home' on the road and to Zilker Park

Author: Nabil Remadna
This post originally appeared on KXAN Austin

AUSTIN (KXAN) — More people are renting and buying RVs than ever before, and there are no signs this trend will slow down as travel starts to pick up.

“My goal is to go to every state and national park,” said Scotty Carlisle, who was spending his Thursday afternoon working from Zilker Park out of his van.

“You don’t know what you have until you’ve lost it,” said Carlisle.

Being cooped up for months gave him time to reflect and think about what he wanted to do with his life. So, he sold most of his possessions, including his home, and bought a customized van.

“It definitely gave me a new perspective on social interactions and enjoying the outdoors and travelling and things like that,” Carlisle said.

The “RV Life” has grown very popular throughout the pandemic. Some people choosing to rent an RV, but others purchasing them.

“It is so easy, it is affordable, it is very safe,” said Jennifer Young with Outdoorsy, a company that allows people to rent RVs.

According to KOA’s 2021 North America camping report, more than 48 million U.S. households camped at least once in 2020, while the number of households that own RVs grew by 2.6 million. Now 9.6 million households across the nation own RVs.

Young says Outdoorsy has grown significantly during the pandemic with more people wanting to get out and about.

“We see a lot of people wanting to spend more time outdoors and also interestingly the way the world and this country is looking at how you work and how you live is also changing,” said Young.

For Carlisle that means working wherever he thinks is the best spot, sometimes from a beach or even the mountains.

“I am a cybersecurity systems engineer, I work full-time remote and doing it from Zilker Park is pretty nice,” Carlisle said. “I was really wanting to travel and save money and a van is the best way to do both those things.”

Renting an RV is easier than ever, especially on sites like Outdoorsy, where customers can rent an RV or put their own RV online to be rented by someone else.

Kerry Katona finally buys own house after 13 years

Author: Stephanie Soteriou
This post originally appeared on Showbiz – The Scottish Sun

KERRY Katona has shared her pride after finally buying her own house 13 years after losing everything – admitting that the struggle had left her feeling “suicidal” in the past.

The 40-year-old star spoke openly as she took to her Instagram page to share the good news with followers earlier this morning, reflecting on how much her life has changed for the better in recent years.

Kerry shared this smiling selfie earlier today


Kerry shared this smiling selfie earlier todayCredit: Instagram

Posting a smiling selfie to her grid, the mother-of-five wrote: “Good morning you beautiful people!!! Well it’s official!! After losing EVERYTHING 13 years ago and having to rent I’ve finally bought me a house!!

“I want to share this news because many times over the years I literally felt suicidal! BUT I never gave up! If I can turn things around and get back on top ANYONE can.

“I’m not gonna lie, credit where credit due, I’m really proud of myself. DONT EVER GIVE UP ON YOURSELF!!!!!!! Doesn’t matter if others don’t believe in you just as long as you believe in yourself!”

Kerry went on to thank fiance Ryan Mahoney for supporting her, adding: “Thank you @ryanmahoney_7 for always having faith in me even when I didn’t. I love you #LOA #stateofmind ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Even 6 years ago I never thought I’d be where I am today! It’s been bloody hard.”

The star is now loved up with fiance Ryan


The star is now loved up with fiance Ryan

She revealed she's buying her own home 13 years after losing it all


She revealed she’s buying her own home 13 years after losing it allCredit: Splash

Reflecting on her struggle, the star detailed: “Drugs, bankruptcy, bipolar, mental health, anxiety, divorcees breakdowns, car crash TVs, WOW I honestly never thought I’d get through it all! But here I am.

“Tell yourself every day you love yourself, tell yourself every day your worth it and never ever let other people’s opinions define you as a person! Learn from it all, move on and help others❤️❤️❤️❤️😘😘😘😘😘😘🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏”

She cheekily signed off the caption: “Oh and yes.. I’m moving back up north ☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️”

Kerry had previously been declared bankrupt twice in just five years, and has also opened up about her drugs battle in the past.

Kerry reflected on her difficult few years


Kerry reflected on her difficult few yearsCredit: Instagram/KerryKatona

She is now happier and healthier than ever


She is now happier and healthier than everCredit: Instagram

You’re Not Alone

EVERY 90 minutes in the UK a life is lost to suicide.

It doesn’t discriminate, touching the lives of people in every corner of society – from the homeless and unemployed to builders and doctors, reality stars and footballers.

It’s the biggest killer of people under the age of 35, more deadly than cancer and car crashes.

And men are three times more likely to take their own life than women.

Yet it’s rarely spoken of, a taboo that threatens to continue its deadly rampage unless we all stop and take notice, now.

That is why The Sun launched the You’re Not Alone campaign.

The aim is that by sharing practical advice, raising awareness and breaking down the barriers people face when talking about their mental health, we can all do our bit to help save lives.

Let’s all vow to ask for help when we need it, and listen out for others… You’re Not Alone.

If you, or anyone you know, needs help dealing with mental health problems, the following organisations provide support:

Kerry Katona says being on OnlyFans has ‘turned her life around’

In 2019, she told how she became an addict at just 14 years old after her alcoholic mum gave her drugs – telling her they were “sherbet dip”.

And by 28, with three failed marriages and years of drug abuse behind her, Kerry was suicidal.

Also in 2019, Kerry was left devastated when ex George Kay was found dead after a suspected drug overdose, with George father to Kerry’s youngest child Dylan-Jorge, now seven.

However, things have taken a turn for the better in recent months, with the star getting engaged to personal trainer Ryan in August 2020 – now appearing to be happier and healthier than ever.

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‘Super disrespectful’: UFC fighter Cheyanne Buys accuses rival Montserrat Ruiz of SPITTING ON HER as ugly octagon row erupts

UFC scrapper Montserrat ‘Conejo’ Ruiz has been accused of spitting on octagon rival Cheyanne Buys, after an ugly row marred their UFC Vegas 22 clash on Saturday.

Ruiz earned a unanimous decision victory on the scorecards (29–28, 29–28, 29–27) in the pair’s strawweight bout, but despite the win being a first in the UFC octagon for the Mexican, much of the talk surrounded a contentious ending to the contest.  

On the final buzzer, Ruiz appeared to taunt her opponent and, as Buys broke free from being smothered on the octagon floor, Ruiz was seen moving towards her foe’s face.

Ruiz then gave Buys the middle finger, and the pair also had to be separated from additional confrontation by Nevada Athletic Commission officials.

Taking to social media, Buys – a former Dana White’s Contender Series fighter who was also making her UFC bow – claimed that her Mexican rival had spat on her. 

“To all my friends and family I just want to say I am sorry for losing my cool after the fight,” wrote ‘The Warrior Princess’, sharing a supposedly incriminating clip of the incident. 

“I have never in my life been spit on by a opponent that I gave nothing but respect too.

“I will live to fight another day. Thank you guys for all support. I’ll be back.”

But when interviewed post-fight, Ruiz denied all wrongdoing.

“No, I didn’t spit on her at all,” claimed ‘Conejo’ via a Spanish translator.

“It was probably the momentum. I’m not the kind of person that likes to spit, and if you spit on someone, that’s crossing the line, and that’s not something I was thinking about doing.”

If Ruiz is to be believed, Buys was anything but respectful from the moment the fight was announced, which directly led to bad blood going into the bout.

“Everything got started when she insulted my wrestling and my takedowns,” explained former Invicta FC fighter Ruiz, who had been a late notice replacement for Kay Hansen. 

“She said that I had stupid headlocks and stupid takedowns, and she said that she used to know me.

“I [said] to her that she didn’t know me and I’d give her a little help so she can taste it. I’m not the kind of person that likes to insult other people. I’m a homegirl.”

On social media, debate raged as to whether Ruiz was guilty of the unsportsmanlike action or if Buys is a sore loser. 

“The close up slo-mo showed after she said something she leaned forward and spat, you could see the glob of spit and everything,” claimed one user, although others dismissed that notion. 


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Britain buys most of Russia's gold exports in January, worth over $700mn

Russia exported 13.73 tons of rough gold in January, up 1.5 times year-on-year, according to data from the Federal Customs Service. In monetary terms, exports almost doubled to $ 812 million, data shows.

The customs service said that, in December, gold exports were higher – at 22 tons, worth $ 1.3 billion.

Supplies to the United Kingdom accounted for more than 90% (12.9 tons) of all Russian gold exports in January. The metal was also delivered to Kazakhstan and Switzerland.

In 2020, Russia exported gold worth a total of $ 18.535 billion, which is 3.2 times more than during the previous year. In physical terms, the export of gold in 2020 more than doubled – up to 320 tons against 123 tons in 2019.
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In April, the Russian government allowed the Ministry of Industry and Trade to issue general licenses to producers for the export of refined gold and silver bullion on the basis of a statement approved by the Ministry of Finance. Prior to that, general export licenses were issued only to banks that received the corresponding license from the Central Bank. Companies and refineries were allowed to export precious metals on the basis of one-time licenses issued for a contract with a specific foreign counterparty.

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