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Are they apt enough to be considered for Special Forces in the UK?

Well, its a moment of jubilation for 15% feminism living in Great Britain to be considered for some professional they never allowed in past. However, it won’t be facile to overcome prerequisites. They need to be much more brawny and vigorous moreover vulnerable because after all its a special force.

Women will be allowed to join UK Special Forces for the first time, removing the final barrier to women in Britain’s armed forces.

Gavin Williamson has announced that all roles will now be open to both genders in the SAS and SBS.

Speaking at a military training exercise on Salisbury Plain, the defence secretary said: “Women have led the way with exemplary service in the armed forces for over 100 years, working in a variety of specialist and vital roles.

“So I am delighted that from today, for the first time in its history, our armed forces will be determined by ability alone and not gender.”

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Prince Harry and Merkel have something exceptional in coming spring

They could not resist the truth and revealed what initially they planned to keep it within for some time, followers all around Britain amazed and delighted to know the news as they exposed to it. Merkel 12 weeks pregnant happy and proud spouse of Harry revealed the secret during her trip to Australia while she had encountered with one of the vibrant reported constantly knocking for something to get out of her mind and ultimately managed to have that.

Prince Harry and Meghan Merkel are expecting?

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are soon to be a family of three!

The royal couple are expecting their first child together, Kensington Palace confirmed Monday.

“Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Sussex is expecting a baby in the Spring of 2019,” Kensington Palace said in a statement.

“Their Royal Highnesses have appreciated all of the support they have received from people around the world since their wedding in May and are delighted to be able to share this happy news with the public.”

A royal source tells PEOPLE that Meghan has had her 12-week scan and is “feeling well.”

The happy news comes five months after their royal wedding on May 19. The pair began dating in July 2016 after meeting on a blind date and were first revealed as a couple in October 2016. During their high-speed, long-distance courtship, Harry and Meghan spent time together at each other’s respective homes in London and Toronto, where Markle filmed Suits. They now reside at Kensington Palace.

Britishers may not be get this for free during holidays in Europe: Hey Brexit

From Retail to Hospitality, clothing brands to Air travel where every sector will have sooner or later get a Brexit impact over cost, one of the other segment announced by the government could join the Brexit impact group and that is non-other them entertainment sector. What it actually means to Britishers?

Terrible news guys – it looks like there’s a big chance that Netflix, Spotify and other streaming sites could be blocked in EU countries for UK customers because of Brexit. We’re not even joking.

Of course, many of us are used to streaming our favourite songs on Spotify or catching up on our favourite shows when we pop over the channel.

However, that may be no more according to new government contingency papers, at least if there is a No Deal Brexit scenario (via Sky News).

Spotify, Netflix and other online streaming services could be blocked to British citizens on holiday in Europe if the UK leaves the EU with no deal, the government has admitted.

Why Unilever planned to closure its Head office in London?

Back in 2016 when Brexit emerged and it was announced that it will take 2 and half years for Brexit implementation since than Unilever decided to shut down its London Head-office and continue its operations effectively from Rotterdam Netherlands. What makes them going against their original decision and now they plan to it operative in London.

Unilever, the consumer products giant, has given up on plans to close its London headquarters, responding to shareholder criticism of an initiative to simplify the company’s organization.

The company announced in March that it would make Rotterdam, the Netherlands, its sole headquarters. The move was seen as a symbolic blow to Britain as it negotiates a breakup with the European Union.

“We recognize that the proposal has not received support from a significant group of shareholders and therefore consider it appropriate to withdraw,” the company said in a statement.

For nearly a century, the company — whose products include Dove soap, Hellmann’s mayonnaise, and Lipton tea — has maintained headquarters in both London and the Netherlands. Some investors have pushed Unilever to eliminate the dual structure, arguing that doing so would make the company more agile and better able to pursue mergers

UK biggest coffee chain, Coca Cola to buy Costa Coffee for £4 bn from Whitbread

Coca-Cola is to buy Costa coffee from leisure group Whitbread in a deal that values the UK high-street chain at £3.9bn including debt.

Whitbread had previously announced it would spin off Costa from the rest of its business, which is focused on the faster-growing Premier Inn hotel brand, after coming under pressure from activist investors.

The sale marks the end of Whitbread’s 23-year ownership of Costa, which the group bought for £19m when it had just 39 shops. It now has more than 2,400 shops in the UK and 1,400 in more than 30 international markets, as well as operating a self-serve business.

Chief executive Alison Brittain said the deal represented a “substantial premium” to what would have been achieved by demerging Costa. A “significant majority” of the net cash proceeds of around £3.8bn from the deal will be returned to shareholders, Whitbread said. The company will also use the money to pay down debt, contribute to its pension fund and finance the expansion of Premier Inn.

James Quincey, Coca-Cola president and chief executive said that Costa would give the company, “new capabilities and expertise in coffee, and our system can create opportunities to grow the Costa brand worldwide”.

“Hot beverages is one of the few remaining segments of the total beverage landscape where Coca-Cola does not have a global brand. Costa gives us access to this market through a strong coffee platform.”

Coffee has been one of the frothiest markets for mergers and acquisitions activity over the past year, as competition between Swiss group Nestlé and JAB Holdings — the private investment group that manages the wealth of Germany’s billionaire Reimann family — has heated up.

Nestlé has struck deals including taking a majority stake in hipster roastery Blue Bottle and acquiring rights to sell Starbucks products, while JAB earlier this year struck a deal to combine Keurig Green Mountain coffee business with soft drinks producer Dr Pepper Snapple.

Ms Brittain said the deal was “great news for shareholders as it recognises the strategic value we have developed in the Costa brand and its international growth potential and accelerates the realisation of value for shareholders in cash”.

Champions League group stages 2018-19

 

The first group stage matches will take place on 18 and 19 September. Fixtures are yet to be confirmed.

Champions League 2018-2019

Group stage draw

• Group A: Atletico Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, AS Monaco, Club Brugge

• Group B: Barcelona, Tottenham, PSV Eindhoven, Inter Milan

• Group C: Paris Saint-Germain, Napoli, Liverpool, Red Star Belgrade

• Group D: Lokomotiv Moscow, FC Porto, Schalke, Galatasaray

• Group E: Bayern Munich, Benfica, AFC Ajax, AEK Athens

• Group F: Manchester City, Shakhtar Donetsk, Lyon, Hoffenheim

• Group G: Real Madrid, AS Roma, CSKA Moscow, Viktoria Plzen

• Group H: Juventus, Manchester United, Valencia, Young Boys

What dates are the Champions League group fixtures?

• 18/19 September: group stage, matchday one

• 2/3 October: group stage, matchday two

• 23/24 October: group stage, matchday three

• 6/7 November: group stage, matchday four

• 27/28 November: group stage, matchday five

• 11/12 December: group stage, matchday six

Champions League key dates

• 17 December: round of 16 draw

• 12/13 and 19/20 February: round of 16, first leg

• 5/6 and 12/13 March: round of 16, second leg

• 15 March: quarter-final and semi-final draw

• 9/10 April: quarter-finals, first leg

• 16/17 April: quarter-finals, second leg

• 30 April/1 May: semi-finals, first leg

• 7/8 May: semi-finals, second leg

When is the 2018-2019 Champions League final?

The final is on Saturday 1 June at the Estadio Metropolitano in Madrid. The 68,000-seat stadium is home of Atletico Madrid.

Liverpool and Tottenham have been handed difficult draws for the 2018-2019 Uefa Champions League group stage.

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Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool, who reached last season’s final, are in group C with Paris Saint-Germain, Napoli and Red Star Belgrade. Meanwhile, Tottenham are in group B with Barcelona, PSV Eindhoven and Inter Milan.

Premier League champions Manchester City will be confident of reaching the Champions League round of 16 after drawing Shakhtar Donetsk, Lyon and Hoffenheim in group F.

In group H Cristiano Ronaldo will be welcomed back to Old Trafford when his new club Juventus take on former side Manchester United. Valencia and Young Boys complete the group.

Holders Real Madrid face AS Roma, CSKA Moscow and Viktoria Plzen in group G.