IoD and CBI slam weak key skills as GCSE passes surge

first_img whatsapp Tuesday 24 August 2010 7:49 pm KCS-content IoD and CBI slam weak key skills as GCSE passes surge Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL center_img Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoCrowdy FanShe Didn’t Know Why Everyone Was Staring At Her Hilarious T-ShirtCrowdy FanUndoautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comUndoAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndo whatsapp RADICAL changes to the current education system are needed to stop underachievement amongst GCSE students, warned industry bodies yesterday, saying that poor literacy and numeracy skills could impede future business growth.Despite record pass rates for the 23rd year in a row with nearly seven in ten grades a C or above, the Institute of Directors (IoD) said that still only half of pupils achieved five good GCSES including English and maths, a pass-rate that would hit organisations’ ability to capitalise on the economic recovery.“Whilst it would be absurd to lay the blame for every skills gap or shortage at the door of schools and colleges, continuing weaknesses in our education system are perpetuating long-standing skills deficiencies, particularly in literacy and numeracy,” said Miles Templeman, IoD director-general.Meanwhile, the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) called on the government to address the low proportion of students taking biology, physics and chemistry together. The CBI said the problem lay within schools, which rarely offered students the chance to study all three together, and that taking up triple sciences is the best preparation for a wide range of careers.“No one wants gifted young people to miss out on future opportunities because they leave science behind at GCSE. The government must address the low proportion of students taking triple science GCSE as a priority,” said Richard Lambert, CBI director-general. More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com Sharelast_img read more

Top 10 UK law firms see fees slump in 2009

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CITY GYM LAUNCHES FAT BANKER CHALLENGE

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Said chubby bankers must go head to head against each other to see who can get the best results in eight weeks, with any sponsorship money from their efforts going to charity. Two hard-core personal training sessions a week will be supplemented by two compulsory workouts off our corpulent friends’ own backs, plus (cue wagging accusatory finger) a “strict dietary regime”.That’s put paid to any more steak-and-red wine lunches at Gaucho, then.LEGAL EAGLESMuch excitement over at law firm Clifford Chance, which began voting earlier this week on a successor to current senior partner Stuart Popham, who’s stepping down at the end of the year.The three candidates who’ve tossed their names into the hat are tax partner Jonathan Elman, banking and finance partner Malcolm Sweeting and Daniela Weber Rey, a German partner – who would be the first woman ever to hold the hallowed position within the firm’s ranks.But while there are still over two weeks of voting to go, The Capitalist hears early indications from friends at the firm that the historic election of a lady to the top job is unlikely to come to fruition. Apparently, the smart money’s on Sweeting – who ticks all the boxes as a jovial chap who also works in the sought-after area of finance…HORSING AROUNDA sterling show of loyalty from Irish racing billionaire John Magnier over the past few days at the Tattersalls October yearling sale at Newmarket.As a crowd of racing and business moguls – including Magnier’s racing investment partners JP McManus and Michael Tabor and Eddie Stobart group chief executive Andrew Tinkler – gathered to coo over the finest fillies and colts, it was Magnier who put his money where his mouth is.After stumping up £1.2m for one filly on Tuesday – a three-year record high price for a yearling sale – the Irish tycoon yesterday added another new filly to his stable for £900,000. Both young’uns were bred from Magnier’s own horse Galileo, so he’s keeping things happily in the family.TWIST IN THE TALEMuch humming and hah-ing in the City yesterday over a peculiar twist in the tale of Liverpool FC’s sale to New England Ventures, owner of the Boston Red Sox baseball team.Liverpool chairman Martin Broughton is being advised on the sale by Barclays Capital, headed by Bob Diamond – who is himself, of course, an avowed Red Sox fanatic. How very convenient.FESTIVAL VIBEA date for the diaries of musically-inclined City types: 22 October, when poverty charity Oxfam is bringing its month-long “Oxjam” festival of music to the City. Leadenhall Market is going to be hosting the main rock and acoustic stage, featuring 35 London and South East bands over 12 hours, including The Roolettes, The Obscuritones, Zen Motel, Cavilry and The Weller Collective.The organisers are hoping to raise £4,000 on the night – which should inspire enthusiasts to get down there and boogie.SUM TOTALSo, Henry Kravis – one of the founders of private equity giant Kohlberg, Kravis Roberts – has doled out a stonking $100m (£63m) to his former university, the Columbia Business School, to put towards an all-singing, all-dancing new campus, one of whose buildings will be named after him.That hefty sum matches a donation made by Steve Schwarzman – the Blackstone Group founder – to the New York Public Library a couple of years ago.Next up on the tit-for-tat list for Kravis – a kindly corporate biography, along the same vein as the newly-released “King of Capital”, which has just been published about Blackstone and aims (according to early reviews) to show that the firm was a disciplined and risk-aware investor in the crisis. KKR’s contribution to literary history, by contrast, is so far limited to the best-seller about the firm’s 1989 takeover of RJR Nabisco, with the not-so-complimentary title “Barbarians at the Gate”.LORD OF THE DANCESpeaking of the new Blackstone book, there have been a few gems to come out of Kings of Capital up to now. We all knew that Steve Schwarzman was a colourful character, of course – he did, after all, recently cause a furore by comparing President Obama’s Wall Street tax reforms to the Nazi invasion of Poland. But did anyone ever expect that the private equity mogul was a lover of the ballet?According to the book, Schwarzman started up a club while he was in his first year at Yale, the Davenport Ballet Society (named after his residential college) – arranging for members to see a dress rehearsal of the Nutcracker by the New York City Ballet and organising a dance festival. One acquaintance describes Schwarzman’s attachment to the ballet as “an excuse to meet girls”. 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ICB puts the spotlight on competition

first_img THE INDEPENDENT Commission on Banking (ICB) has written to the Treasury to underline the importance of promoting competition after the shake-up of the UK’s regulatory structure is complete.In its first public recommendation, the commission – headed by former Office of Fair Trading boss Sir John Vickers – called on the government to ensure that the new Consumer Protection and Markets Authority (CPMA) should have “a primary duty to promote effective competition”. It said encouraging active competition was essential to “a robust and stable banking sector”.The commission broke its silence to issue the recommendation as part of the Treasury’s consultation on its proposed changes to financial regulation, which will involve splitting up the existing Financial Services Authority and handing responsibility for the stability of the banking system to a beefed-up Bank of England.A new Prudential Regulatory Authority (PRA), operating as a subsidiary of the Bank, will replace the FSA when it is broken up, while the CPMA will be tasked with the protection of consumers and the day-to-day policing of financial firms.The proposals have prompted concerns in the City, not least over whether the new structure – where responsibilities are spread between four authorities, the Bank, the PRA, the CMPA and the Treasury – will face even more communication problems than the existing tripartite system.The ICB last month began its review into the banking sector, focusing on the amount of competition in the retail banking sector and the prospect of splitting up banks’ investment and retail operations. Its recommendations are due next autumn. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.com ICB puts the spotlight on competition whatsapp KCS-content Sunday 24 October 2010 11:16 pm center_img More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.com whatsapp Share Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼last_img read more

US lawmakers keen to strike deal on tax cuts and job aid

first_imgSunday 5 December 2010 11:32 pm Share SENIOR US lawmakers said yesterday they were optimistic about striking a deal to extend Bush-era tax cuts for all taxpayers and continue emergency jobless aid for millions of long-term unemployed Americans.President Barack Obama and other Democratic leaders want to extend the cuts only for low and middle income Americans, arguing that the tax breaks for the wealthy would add $700bn (£444bn) to budget deficits over the next 10 years.Republicans, who made big gains in the 2 November congressional elections, want rates unchanged for all taxpayers. They say the uncertainty over taxes discourages investment and hurts job growth as the economy recovers from the worst recession since the Great Depression.“Most folks believe the recipe (of a deal) would include at least an extension of unemployment benefits for those who are unemployed and an extension of all of the tax rates for all Americans for some period of time,” Republican Senator Jon Kyl said on CBS’s “Face the Nation” programme. Tags: NULL whatsapp US lawmakers keen to strike deal on tax cuts and job aid whatsapp Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Mark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.com KCS-content last_img read more

Tesco unveils cash for gold plans

first_img Share Monday 3 January 2011 10:33 pm Show Comments ▼ Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCute whatsapp whatsappcenter_img KCS-content Tesco unveils cash for gold plans Supermarket giant Tesco has launched a service allowing customers to swap unwanted gold jewellery for cash. The retailer had trialled the scheme online and in about 15 stores from November. Shoppers are now able to post unwanted gold jewellery to designated stores. Tesco pledges on its website to pay £7.81 per gram of nine carat gold. The move marks a departure for the sale of scrap gold, usually a market dominated by pawnbrokers, with Tesco becoming one of the first mainstream retailers looking to profit from strong gold prices. Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Splits widen on banking reform

first_img Show Comments ▼ whatsapp whatsapp KCS-content Sunday 23 January 2011 11:21 pm Splits widen on banking reform SPLITS emerged over the direction of UK banking reform yesterday, as deputy leader of the coalition Nick Clegg expressed support for a break-up of British banks even as his own government’s Independent Commission on Banking (ICB) came out against a radical break-up plan.The divisions throw into doubt the implementation of the ICB’s recommendations, which will be subject to government approval when they are published in September.While Chancellor George Osborne welcomed a speech by ICB chair Sir John Vickers on Saturday, Clegg ignored Vickers’ warning to avoid inflammatory rhetoric.He said that banks had been “an oversized liability for the British economy” and that regulation must “hive off or insulate very high-risk, over-leveraged banking activities from low-risk, high street retail banking”.His comments pre-empt the ICB’s report, with Vickers having ruled out the most radical break-up plans only a day earlier as inflicting “considerable economic cost”.“The popular ‘utility/casino’ distinction between types of banking activity seems more catchy than helpful,” Vickers said.But Clegg shrugged off the warning, saying that previous UK governments had “allowed the housing market to let rip, to become a casino”.Clegg’s language was slammed by Angela Knight, chief executive of the British Bankers’ Association, who told CityA.M: “We don’t have a casino banking system in the UK. All politicians and others need to be very careful about how they’re portraying our banks.”She also said that Clegg risked “using easy words that may get a round of applause on day one but will be to the detriment of everyone thereafter.”Another senior banking source said: “It is populist to cry for the break-up for the banks but we all need to realise there are substantial costs for customers and shareholders.”Vickers took a moderate stance in his speech, but signalled that the ICB is looking at ways to reduce retail customers’ exposure to wholesale banks, potentially through different capital requirements. However, he rejected separating the ownership of investment and high street banks.The ICB’s report will not be binding, meaning that Osborne will have to negotiate with his Lib Dem allies over its implementation. Clegg’s attack comes as industry-wide talks to improve banks’ image stalled. Tags: NULL More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.com Sharelast_img read more

Esprit profit drops

first_img whatsapp whatsapp Esprit profit drops Clothing retailer Esprit Holdings posted a 21 per cent fall in first-half net profit and will switch its textile sourcing to Bangladesh from southern China to cut costs. Esprit, like rivals such as the world’s No3 fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz faces the challenge of rising raw material costs, such as cotton, which will pressure sales of budget clothing chains. “We have identified the opportunities to diversify our portfolio in different countries. One of the countries that we have identified is Bangladesh,” Esprit’s chief executive Ronald Van der Vis said. “We will open selectively new sourcing offices in future in markets where we believe there are opportunities for us.” Esprit shares ended down 0.3 per cent. Share KCS-content center_img Thursday 10 February 2011 8:32 pm Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoWanderoamIdentical Twins Marry Identical Twins – But Then The Doctor Says, “STOP”WanderoamUndo More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Auto Windscreens collapses

first_imgTuesday 15 February 2011 4:09 am Car window repair firm Auto Windscreens collapsed into administration yesterday after admitting it had run out of cash, putting 1,100 jobs at risk. Administrator Deloitte said it sent employees home yesterday while it holds urgent discussions with creditors over the future of the firm. Deloitte said a major customer had cancelled its contract with Auto Windscreens, while a large creditor had served the firm with a winding up petition. Lloyds Banking Group, the firm’s main lender, appointed Deloitte last week to try and find a buyer or fresh investment for the ailing firm. whatsapp Auto Windscreens collapses Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Fans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.com whatsapp Tags: NULL Share KCS-content last_img read more

Blavatnik may reprise WMG role

first_imgSunday 20 February 2011 10:54 pm Blavatnik may reprise WMG role Tags: NULL RUSSIAN-BILLIONAIRE Len Blavatnik resigned from his directorship at Warner Music Group in January 2008, blaming his “extensive travel schedule” for his retirement from front-line duties.But three years later, his plan to take his finger off the pause button at WMG has little to do with a quieter work schedule. Blavatnik, as a member of Russian investment group AAR, is currently waging an international spat against oil major BP over its attempts to explore the Arctic oil fields with Rosneft.If BP, AAR and their joint venture TNK-BP cannot reach an agreement by March, Blavatnik can expect a trip to Sweden to take part in arbitration.The Russian-born US citizen is also embroiled in a US lawsuit against JP Morgan Chase, his long-time banking partner, over the bank’s alleged misrepresentation of mortgage-backed securities that he claims lost him $98m (£60.3m) in 2007. Blavatnik still holds a minority stake in WMG, and has plenty of other media experience. He came close to bailing out struggling sports broadcaster Setanta in 2009 but later pulled out, sending the firm into administration. Away from his tangled business portfolio, Blavatnik finds the time to sit on the boards of Cambridge, Harvard (where he gained an MBA) and Tel Aviv universities. LEN BLAVATNIK whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryBleacherBreaker4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!BleacherBreakerzenherald.com20 Rules Genghis Khan’s Army Had To Live Byzenherald.comAll Things Auto | Search AdsNew Cadillac’s Finally On SaleAll Things Auto | Search AdsNext RefinanceThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryNext RefinanceMovie JewelInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeMovie JewelGameday News40 Abandoned Stadiums That Once Made Sports HistoryGameday NewsBlood Pressure For LifeWhy Doctors May No Longer Prescribe Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure For Life Sharecenter_img Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap Show Comments ▼ KCS-content whatsapplast_img read more