Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Sen. Marco Rubio, R Fla., speaks during a Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship hearing to examine implementation of Title I of the CARES Act. Rubio is asking the Pentagon to compile data on UFOs and submit the findings in an unclassified report. (Al Drago Pool via AP)
That #39;s because Netflix doesn #39;t own all the video it streams. The deals it has with networks, production companies, and movie studios mean much of that content comes and mdash;unfortunately goes mdash;with startling regularity. So each month, we keep you up to date with the latest list of what #39;s leaving the service. Let #39;s start with a peek at our top choices for what you should view immediately. The full list is below.Related: 7 Movies on Netflix All Entrepreneurs Should Watch
LONDON: A body has been found in the search for a missing Syrian refugee who got into difficulty swimming in the River Thames. Eyad Alryabi went into the river to try and help his friend who had been struggling in the water, but got into difficulty himself, UK newspapers reported. Alryabi went missing on Tuesday in a stretch of water called Lulle Brook in Cookham, Berkshire. The brook is connected to the River Thames. The body of a man in his 30s was discovered at about 4:50 p.m. on Wednesday, Thames Valley Police said. Formal identification has not yet taken place. His next of kin are being supported, the police force added. The death is being treated as unexplained and not suspicious. Police were called to the area on Tuesday after reports that two men had been swimming in the water and had got into difficulty. A man aged in his 30s, thought to be Alryabi s friend who he was trying to help, was brought to safety from the water, and taken to hospital where he remains in a serious condition. A third man who had entered the water to assist left unharmed. Our thoughts are with both men s families during this very upsetting time, Thames Valley Police said. LONDON: A London based Syrian refugee is using food to spread awareness of the plight of people in her home country. Majeda Khoury, 49, is originally from Damascus and arrived in the UK in 2017. Two years later, she set up her own company that enables her to combine her two passions: Food and human rights activism. She launched The Syrian Sunflower in August 2019 with the support of The Entrepreneurial Refugee Network (TERN), a social enterprise that supports refugee entrepreneurs in the creation and development of their businesses.
AMTD Group, Xiaomi Finance, Singapore Management University (SMU) and the Institute of Systems Science at the National University of Singapore (NUS ISS) have jointly announced the launch of a digital finance leadership programme aimed at strengthening Singapore s position as a fintech and innovation hub.The #8216;AMTD Xiaomi SMU ISS Digital Finance Leadership Programme ' (AXSI Programme) seeks to deepen the knowledge and ability of senior finance and regulatory leaders in Singapore and fintech entrepreneurs in Asia in the areas of digital business transformation and digital finance.
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Sixty five year old Parag Saxena #x2019;s name is not unknown in the global business circle. The iconic private equity investor, and the Managing Partner and Founder of New Silk Route Partners, has often been called in to advise former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, as well as the current PM Narendra Modi. Through his venture capital firms, he has invested in companies like Costco and Starbucks in the US, and Coffee Day Enterprises and PNB Housing Finance in India.
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If poetry was the literary form of the First World War, it was fiction that best expressed the reality of the Second. My next door neighbour for many years, Colonel Peter Peyman, was a veteran of Dunkirk. As a young subaltern he d fought in the rearguard and had been lucky to be evacuated. After his death his widow bequeathed me his small library of books on Dunkirk, all works of reputable military history. They are thick with marginalia: Rubbish , Never happened , Wrong I was there and so forth. One can read a sentence like, The 3rd battalion advanced under an artillery barrage and suffered many casualties and, while acknowledging that the 3rd Battalion must have indeed advanced, have no sense of what it was to undergo the actual experience of being part of that fatal manoeuvre. In writing about war and warfare, the subjective view always wins over the objective when it comes to answering the fundamental question: What Was It Really Like? And this is where the novel comes into its own. As if in response to this demand the Imperial War Museum has begun publishing a series of forgotten novels about the Second World War under the rubric of Imperial War Museum Classics (IWM). The criteria are fairly strict: the novels must have been written by people who directly experienced those aspects of the war they narrate and the books themselves must have literary merit . The first four titles were published last year and now we have numbers five and six: Fred Majdalany s Patrol (published in 1953) and Peter Elstob s Warriors for the Working Day (1960). Each novel, in its own way, makes for singular and compelling reading, and not just because of the authenticity of the experiences related. Fred Majdalany s short novel is set in the North African desert in 1943, after the Allied invasion of Operation Torch. As the title suggests it is the account of one particular patrol undertaken by a handful of men led by an officer called Major Tim Sheldon with the objective of scouting out one small strongpoint in the German lines. In fact the ordering and assembling of the patrol and the patrol itself bookend a long flashback where Sheldon remembers his convalescence in Algiers after sustaining an earlier wound. He visits a brothel. He becomes obsessed with one of his nurses and they have a brief affair before he returns to the front. Majdalany himself served in the Lancashire Fusiliers in North Africa and Italy and like all the IWM novels Patrol reeks with the details, textures and felt life of unrivalled autobiographical information. However, what sets his novel apart is the way he gives the context of this tiny local engagement its full import in the great scheme of the war. One can see how the individual soldier is the unwitting agent of a complexity of military decision making stretching further and further away, back to distant generals at a distant HQ. In this instance the mission of this particular patrol is arrived at almost by happenstance. Some sort of patrolling activity is mooted by a brigadier to keep the men on their toes. A place name on a map catches an adjutant s eye; he lazily suggests it as an objective for no specific strategic reason. Army wheels are set in motion and, on one particular night, Tim Sheldon and six soldiers creep out into the darkness of the African desert to meet their fate. This is how Majdalany sees the process, cast in a powerful metaphor: To have a spear point you had to have a spear, though at times it did seem to take an awful lot of shaft to support very little point; but that was a prejudiced notion usually confined to those who chanced to be attached to the point rather than the shaft. The tone of this passage is typical and it also applies to Elstob s novel, as well as the other four IWM Classics published in 2019. Together these novels produce a remarkable harmony of voice: a world weary cynicism and resigned stoicism. None relies on any kind of martial heroism or the language of that trope to make its point. War is deeply boring and uncomfortable, and intermittently utterly terrifying. You can hate your fellow soldiers as easily as like them. The officers commanding you may well be arrogant fools and idiots. You feel no great antagonism towards the enemy and a baleful eye is cast on those back home . The battlefield in Peter Elstob s Warriors for the Working Day is Normandy after the 1944 invasion. His alter ego is a young tank commander called Michael Brook. The Sherman tank that Brook commands has a crew of five and the novel is intimate with the relationships between the competing personalities on board. There is plenty of banter and the graveyard humour of men confined in a tiny shared space is underscored by the knowledge that the Sherman was outgunned and under armoured in comparison to the German tanks it was fighting. In his excellent introduction Alan Jeffreys reminds us that Shermans, susceptible to catching fire when hit, were nicknamed Ronsons after the advertising slogan used to pro mote Ronson cigarette lighters lighters that lit first time, every time . Beneath the coarse camaraderie is the knowledge that, when in action, the tank crew was in near permanent, acute, potentially fatal danger. It added a very dark edge to their wisecracks. Warriors for the Working Day is an exceptionally gripping account of what it must have been like to be a member of a tank crew as it fought its way through Normandy and across France towards the German frontier. It is a more conventional novel than Patrol, however. For all its pace and vivid colour Elstob has a tendency to reach for a clich rather too often and, like many novels of its era, relies on a kind of cor blimey demotic to convey character that hasn t aged well: They was windy that s what they was windy. They seen a few Jerry tanks and they said Oo la la we ve ad it and they scarpered orf ome. But the overall sensibility of Warriors is very similar to Patrol. Terms such as heroism, pluck, fighting spirit, derring do and the other indulgent euphemisms meant to spur on men at war are in short supply. Men do behave heroically but with little forethought, more as a matter of instinct and survival than with a view of anything legendary and glorious. Postwar, both Majdalany and Elstob had successful careers as writers. In addition to Patrol, Majdalany wrote a fine novel about the battle of Monte Cassino called The Monastery as well as writing military histories and working as a journalist for the Daily Mail. Elstob also wrote well received works of military history, but his progress after the war was altogether more rackety and unconventional. As an entrepreneur he and a partner made a fortune from a beauty product they invented called Yeast Pac. He was also a successful balloonist he almost made a transatlantic crossing in 1958 and for many years he was a stalwart vice president of the writers organisation English PEN. However, Warriors is his magnum opus, just as Patrol is for Fred Majdalany. But Patrol, I would argue, is more than just a grittily authentic voice from the front line; more than just a clear eyed, unromantic record of lived wartime experience. Majdalany is evidently aware of the many literary resources available to a novelist and his exploration of the mind of Tim Sheldon often verges on very cleverly handled, impressionistic stream of consciousness a stylistic choice not often found in war novels. Moreover, the book is shaped with deliberate knowingness, its structure carefully and cleverly coming full circle, allowing it to be ranked alongside that other great book about the North African campaign, Keith Douglas s remarkable memoir Alamein to Zem Zem (1946). One of the consequences of this Imperial War Museum series is that it permits us to see how the novel came to be the dominant literary form of the Second World War an intriguing contrast to the First World War, where poetry more or less reigned unchallenged as the way the imagination might engage with the conflict. Poetry was written by combatants between 1939 and 1945, but compared to the mass of excellent novels that were produced about the war it seems almost a pastime rather than a vocation. Perhaps this is to do with the fact that serious poetry after the First World War had become modern and difficult and therefore appealed to an intellectual minority, while the novel was democratic and flourishing. Also, the soldiers of the Second World War were better educated and better read throughout the ranks than their equivalents in 1914 18. Novel writing was not an elite pursuit. Confronted by the astonishing subject matter that they were living through, soldiers, sailors and aviators decided that the novel was the best medium to try to make sense of what they were experiencing the madness of a world at war as this superb series will no doubt continue to demonstrate. William Boyd s new novel, Trio , will be published in October this year Patrol By Fred MajdalanyImperial War Museum Classics, 192pp, 8.99 Warriors for the Working Day By Peter ElstobImperial War Museum Classics, 320pp, 8.99 Subscribe 1 per month This article appears in the 15 May 2020 issue of the New Statesman, Land of confusion
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Confidence issues affect not only new entrepreneurs but can also cause problems for business owners who have a good deal of success under their belts. Recognizing that you are not alone may help you to view failure differently. Bolstering your self confidence will not protect you from failure, it will give you the strength to create success from it.