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first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 11th June 2018 | By contenteditor Ambitious Raketech adds another acquisition Finance Email Address Raketech has continued its M&A spree after acquiring a majority stake in affiliate media company Shogun Media Topics: Finance Raketech has continued its M&A spree after acquiring a majority stake in affiliate media company Shogun Media.The purchase is a third acquisition since the start of 2018, and 12th since the start of 2017 for the online affiliate and content marketing company.Raketech described the deal as a “strategic acquisition” ahead of regulatory changes in Sweden next year, and added that it will benefit by adding the expertise of Shogun founders Fredrik Johansson, Eric Holmberg and Anders Hagenbjörk.Raketech said the Shogun team will continue developing its product offering for gaming operators in both new and existing markets, “achieving organic growth and meeting the company’s ambitious targets”.Michael Holmberg, Raketech chief executive, said: “With the acquisition of Shogun Media, we gain more experienced entrepreneurs and this is vital for our growth journey.“Not only do we obtain a good synergy for how we build services in new markets, we also gain valuable and supplemental expertise within pay-per-click.“This is an important building block to further strengthen Raketech ahead of Swedish regulation, where we are well-positioned both in terms of our partners and revenues for when it comes into force in 2019.”Last year, Raketech established a new operational model where M&A forms one of three strategic growth pillars.Shogun’s Johansson said: “We are looking forward to becoming part of the Raketech family and working together to deliver the best sports and gaming services to users and iGaming operators in a global market.“There is a great fit between the companies in the form of complementing expertise, synergies in business systems and business model scalability.”Related article: Raketech names Lundberg as new chairman Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: Europe Nordics Sweden Tags: Online Gamblinglast_img read more

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first_imgEveready East Africa Limited (EVRD.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2010 interim results for the half year.For more information about Eveready East Africa Limited (EVRD.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Eveready East Africa Limited (EVRD.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Eveready East Africa Limited (EVRD.ke)  2010 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileEveready East Africa Limited manufactures and markets a range of portable power products in Kenya as well as exports products to countries in the East Africa sub-region. Its extensive product range includes dry cell and carbon zinc primary, alkaline and rechargeable batteries; flashlights and portable lanterns; automotive batteries, and CFL and incandescent bulbs sold under the Turbo brand name. Eveready East Africa has a division which supplies batteries and accessories for motor vehicles and trucks. A side division manufactures and sells a range of washing detergents, household bleaches, surface cleaners and fabric softeners under the Clorox and Everclean brands. Formerly known as Eveready East Africa Limited, the company changed its name to Eveready East Africa Plc in 2016. The company head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Eveready East Africa Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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first_imgNational Breweries Plc (NATBRW.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the half year.For more information about National Breweries Plc (NATBRW.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the National Breweries Plc (NATBRW.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: National Breweries Plc (NATBRW.zm)  2015 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileNational Breweries Plc produces, packages and markets traditional sorghum beer products in Zambia. Popular variants of its opaque beer are Chibuku Shake-Shake and Chibuku Super. The Chibuku beer brands are packaged in cartons and returnable plastic bottles and distributed through a nationwide network. The world-leading brewer, Anheuser-Busch InBev SA, has a 70% majority shareholding in National Breweries but the company is considering sharing a controlling stake to Delta Corporation which is one of the largest holding companies in Zimbabwe by market value. National Breweries is a subsidiary of Zambia Breweries Plc which was previously majority-owned by SAB Miller. National Breweries Plc is listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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first_imgThe Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited (COOP.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2019 presentation results for the first quarter.For more information about The Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited (COOP.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the The Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited (COOP.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: The Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited (COOP.ke)  2019 presentation results for the first quarter.Company ProfileThe Co-Operative Bank of Kenya Limited is a financial services institution offering banking products and services for the retail banking and wholesale banking sectors in Kenya. Its full-service offering ranges from transactional banking products to access accounts, LPO financing, invoice discounting services, term loans, asset finance and letters of credit. The company also provides medical, motor, general, life, agriculture and micro-business insurance as well as treasury products, fixed income and money market products and money transfer services. The Co-Operative Bank of Kenya was founded in 1965 and its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. The company is a subsidiary of Co-op Holdings Co-operative Society Limited. The Co-Operative Bank of Kenya Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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first_imgAt 6:19 Savea is top right of the frame with only two other Hurricanes behind him as Barrett goes to kick. By 6:28 an injection of pace has seen him cruise past T.J.Perenara as the main support option, and he duly arrives first at the contact situation at 6:30 – only for Barrett to select Willis Halaholo (on Savea’s right) for the offload and subsequent try.Ardie Savea attacking skills A long break which almost resulted in a second try for the Canes occurred at 28:48, and it showcased a full range of attacking skills by their #7. Savea first breaks through the poorly-guarded ‘boot’ of the Chiefs ruck at 28:48… LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Ardie Savea in defence Savea’s work-rate in defence was demonstrated by a sequence from a Chiefs’ attacking scrum in the middle of the second half. He starts pinned to left side of the Canes set-piece as the Chiefs move the ball away:The Chiefs bring off a neat loop play to create space down the right tram-lines, with their wing Tony Pulu now opposed by Savea who has folded beyond the last backs defender:Savea not only makes the tackle on Pulu, he gets up quickly enough to prise the ball away in contact and secure the turnover:Savea is demonstrating all the skills of a modern day flanker, in addition to some not usually associated with the No.7 shirt. He is fast becoming the stand-out player in Super Rugby, and if he can replicate recent performances against the Lions in the Super Rugby final on Saturday, an All Black starting Test jersey surely awaits him on August 20. Ardie Savea’s inspriational performance for the Hurricanes against the Chiefs has set him up as one of the key men in this year’s Super Rugby final. Here’s a look at his game… …before offsetting the Chiefs’ full-back Damian McKenzie with a superb kick-fake that buys him another 20 metres…center_img …and finally putting in a perfectly-weighted centering kick for T.J.Perenara to collect: Ardie Savea had a whale of a game against Sam Cane, the incumbent All Blacks No 7, in the Hurricanes’ Super Rugby semi-final win over the Chiefs in Wellington. From the Fox Sports footage we can see he is one of those exceptional individuals who threaten to redefine the limits of the position which they play.Savea’s stats in the semi-final were extraordinary:19 completed tackles with no misses. Two of Savea’s tackles could be classified as ‘dominant’ and 16 of them were one-on-one with the ball-carrier, rather than assists.Four forced fumbles in contact. Savea forced four turnovers in contact by the strength of his tackling, two in tight situations and another two chasing down backs.Jackaling at defensive breakdowns. Savea turned over one ball at the defensive breakdown and assisted at three others.Two clean breaks. Savea achieved two clean line-breaks from the pick & go slot at the base of the ruck and ran for a total of 73 metres in the game as a whole, the second highest total behind Beauden Barrett.Here are some of Savea’s highlights which illustrate what could be coming the Lions way in the Super Rugby final this weekend:Ardie Savea support play Savea has an ‘engine’ tuned to both outright speed and sustained running power. The following example at 6:19 shows him chasing a short kick by Barrett which led to the Canes’ first try: Watch the Super Rugby Final on Saturday August 6, live on Sky Sports 3 at 08:00am.For the latest Rugby World subscription offers click here and find out how to download the digital edition here.last_img read more

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first_img  35 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Events mobile Technology While some charities were reporting from this weekend’s London Marathon using Twitter for the first time, The Children’s Trust has gone further by becoming the first charity to broadcast live to the Internet from a mobile phone for fundraising purposes.The Children’s Trust was the official charity of Sunday’s Flora London Marathon, and hundreds of runners were taking part to raise money.Using a mobile phone, the charity interviewed some of its fundraising runners live. The interviews were broadcast to the Internet using ipadio, a newly launched tool that broadcasts live to the Internet from any phone, anywhere in the world, automatically recording it and allowing it to be managed over the Internet.All of the calls can be heard atwww.ipadio.com/londonmarathonand selected calls have been used on The Children’s Trust site atwww.thechildrenstrust.org.uk/marathonliveFundraising director Liz Haigh-Reeve undertook the broadcasts herself. “Completing a marathon is an intensely emotional experience, so being able to capture that emotion and excitement, along with the moving reasons for running for our charity, was incredibly powerful,” she said.“In ipadio I may have just found a really quick and easy tool to add to my fundraising armoury. It’s a tool that any fundraiser, professional or enthusiast, can use without any special training, and being able to add a human voice to our stories makes this even more compelling.”Ipadio’s live ‘phonecasting’ is automatically recorded for playback later. The resultant recording can then be geo-located on a Google map, tagged, placed on another site, or downloaded to keep and share.Listeners can also choose to subscribe to a particular person or organisation’s phonecasts, or known as ‘phlogs’ – “phone logs”) and be notified of new recordings.Ipadio has been developed by creative digital experts Nemisys and is available to the public at no charge.www.ipadio.com ipadio About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.center_img Howard Lake | 28 April 2009 | News Children’s Trust broadcasts live online at London Marathon from mobile phone AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Drought Stress Hurting Late Planted Corn Previous articleFarm Bureau Pleased to Support FFA State ConventionNext articleMorning Outlook Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Jun 20, 2016 SHARE Drought Stress Hurting Late Planted CornTC HuffmanAccording to the drought index, most of Indiana is still in drought though some areas of the state did see rain last week.  The latest DuPont Pioneer Agronomy report says drought stress is going to be an issue for corn all summer long.Corn that was planted in late May is facing compaction issues in many fields and the lack of a well-developed root system is causing stress for the young plants. DuPont Pioneer agronomist TC Huffman says, “We are going to have to see timely rains all summer long or this crop will be stressed.” In many areas, the later planted corn was planted into wet soils which has resulted in compaction that is preventing good root system development.As for soybeans, Hoffman says planting is still being done in many areas but the biggest issue for bean fields is weed control, “We let some of these weeds get out of control, and now we don’t have a lot of good options for control.”  He urged growers to read labels carefully to insure there will not be crop injury or problems with planting next year.As we move toward pollination, Hoffman says nitrogen level is one thing growers may want to assess, “Growers who put on nitrogen last fall will want to evaluate how much N they have left after the moisture we had last fall and this spring.” He said the plants will need to have enough to make it through the critical reproductive period.The Pioneer Encirca system has a tool for assessing nitrogen needs. This can help growers determine if they have enough to put their crop over the edge this this season. Listen to the latest DuPont Pioneer agronomy update in the crops section of the HAT web site or the agronomy tab of the HAT mobile app. SHARE Drought Stress Hurting Late Planted Cornlast_img read more

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first_imgNews Receive email alerts MexicoAmericas to go further RSF_en Help by sharing this information 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies May 13, 2021 Find out more Organisation Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state A second case of a severed head being used by suspected drug traffickers to intimidate journalists was condemned today by Reporters Without Borders. The latest discovery of a head, this time outside the Tabasco Hoy daily newspaper in the southeastern city of Villahermosa yesterday, came two days after the Cambio de Sonora newspaper decided to close down for security reasons.“Once again a ‘narco-message’ has fueled the climate of terror reigning in some Mexican states,” the press freedom organisation said. “These constant threats against the press must stop, and we urge the appropriate authorities to provide the targeted newspaper with close protection. This situation has gone on too long, and the government must adopt effective measures so that Mexico does not continue to be the continent’s most dangerous country for the press.”The head was found wrapped in newspaper inside a cooler that was left outside the offices of Tabasco Hoy, one of the most widely-read newspapers in the southeastern state of Tabasco. A member of a group of men travelling in two pickups reportedly told security guards outside: “Someone sent you this.” At first, the guards fled inside the building, thinking it might be a bomb. Then they called the police.The newspaper’s management described the incident as “an act of intimidation with the aim of preventing us doing our everyday work of reporting what happens in the state accurately and objectively.”The head was identified as that Terencio Sastré, a municipal councillor in the neighbouring town of El Cedro, whose headless body was founded two days earlier with the message: “This is what happened to me for making an anonymous call to the authorities.” Sastré reportedly accused a contract killer linked to a drug-trafficking gang called “Los Zetas.”A severed head was previously left as a “narco-message” to journalists on 3 May in the eastern city of Vera Cruz (see release of 10 May). Constants threats and two bomb attacks in the space of a month led the Cambio de Sonora, a daily newspaper based in Hermosillo, in the northern state of Sonora, to temporarily suspend publication on 25 May. Drug traffickers are also suspected of being behind these attacks.center_img Reports News May 5, 2021 Find out more May 28, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Another severed head left as gruesome “narco-message” to the press Follow the news on Mexico MexicoAmericas NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say News April 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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first_imgHome truths – making working from home workOn 2 Aug 2019 in Mental health, Occupational Health, Wellbeing and health promotion, Personnel Today, Wellbeing Reply Worksnaps 3 Aug 2019 at 5:38 am # Reply Previous Article Next Article Thanks for this informative article! Having a telecommute job, whether it is on a part time basis or a full time job, is not without challenges. One of these problems is directly connected with productivity. Patricia 2 Sep 2019 at 9:18 am #center_img Thank you for your article. It came exactly at the right time for me as I feel I am on the brink to burnout – again. I started working from home a year ago and while it has its benefits you are right and I will need to introduce some boundaries. Related posts:No related photos. 2 Responses to Home truths – making working from home work Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply.Comment Name (required) Email (will not be published) (required) Website Homeworking is often thought as an easy solution to workplace stress, long hours and exhausting commutes. In fact, apart from the commute, the opposite can be the case if you don’t manage carefully how, where and when homeworkers are working, as Graham Bird explainsAs a workplace, the home is often thought of as a less stressful environment than the office. We tend to associate homeworking with relaxed commute-free days, flexible hours, peaceful surroundings and minimal disturbance. Whilst this may be true for some, it isn’t for most.In actual fact, mobile technology and the modern misunderstanding that we must always be available, has led to unprecedented levels of workplace stress for the homeworker. A few years ago a US study from the Pennsylvania State University compared stress levels between those working from home and those in the office. They swabbed the cheeks of both parties and measured levels of the stress hormone cortisol and, surprisingly, scientists found that it was homeworkers who had the higher levels.About the authorGraham Bird is director of workplace consultancy Where Workplace WorksThe truth is there are undoubtedly many positive aspects to agile working and flexibility, all which we are very aware of. But, if not performed correctly, working at home can cause an individual to feel isolated, overworked and burned out, leaving the boundaries between work and personal life either unclear or non-existent.Understanding if home-working is the right choiceLet’s face it, it would be ridiculous to think that everyone’s home is a productive workplace.For example, for the people who have a shared house, for those who are carers, or those that have a spouse and children or other family members in their home, disruption is inevitable.We’ve all seen the famous video clip where Professor Robert Kelly is taking part in a BBC interview from his home, when his children enter the room dancing.It only takes a few disturbances or moments where home life enters into our working day, and our plans quickly dissolve. Before you know it, deadlines loom, emails build up, calls are missed, and stress levels inevitably rise.Most people will immediately know if their home environment is or isn’t a suitable workspace. If it isn’t, the simple answer is to seek an alternative environment.However, for some, homeworking is essential and so, in this case, it’s critical they explain to others that, despite being at home, they are still at work. It may be a difficult conversation to have, but homeworkers must communicate to family, friends and house mates, that their presence at home is strictly for a purpose.Developing a workspace within the home with a closeable door and a “do not disturb” sign will help others to begin to understand that working at home doesn’t mean having a ‘day-off’.Tackling isolationOne of the biggest causes of stress for the homeworker is isolation. When working in a busy office, interaction with others often acts as a defence to the everyday stresses a worker is exposed to. When issues arise or problems occur most people confide in a colleague over coffee or during a water cooler moment. However, the homeworker’s remote location often means these interactions are lost.To counter this, the homeworker should be encouraged to communicate regularly through various tools such as instant messaging platforms, intranets, phone calls, emails, collaboration and video conferencing tools.Each homeworker should be encouraged to have at least one person they can regularly communicate with – and not just for work reasons.Seeing a friendly face is recommended so virtual “tea breaks” via Google Hangouts, Skype or FaceTime should be encouraged. These interactions should not be considered as “meetings” that solely focus on work, they should be social interactions and have a focus on simply catching up and chewing the fat.If you want to take things a step further, you could encourage homeworkers occasionally to turn their webcams on and stream a live image of themselves into the office via a laptop placed somewhere they can be seen, making them almost physically present.This will allow those passing by to comment or greet the homeworker, so maintaining a level of communication usually lost whilst working remotely. Social events should also be a priority for organisations with homeworkers to ensure that the communal aspect and camaraderie throughout the whole team is maintained.Developing structureMaintaining a daily structure in a home environment isn’t easy. But if you don’t have a clear start and a definite end time, you can feel like you are working 24/7 and this will certainly lead to increased stress and eventual burnout.One way homeworkers can maintain structure in their day is to get up early, dress and eat breakfast, as if they were heading off for the day in an ordinary office. Staying in your pyjamas, tending to chores such as washing, cooking and engaging in any other household duties, are the first steps in losing track of time. Inevitably the boundaries between work and home become blurred.If jobs in the house need to be done, they should be taken care of outside of an agreed start/finish time, or perhaps in the time ordinarily spent on the daily commute. Once entering the “home workspace”, a time for breaks and a finish time should be established and work should continue in the designated environment.It is a good idea to choose and stick to a specific room or environment in the home and make this space as professional as possible. Moving around the house with a laptop can lead to distraction, and further blurring of work/life lines.In a typical office, seeing colleagues leave the workplace is a good indication that the day is over – we all know that feeling of being the last one to leave – it’s a good reminder that the day is done! However, homeworkers don’t see others log-off and walk out, so it is important that they stick rigidly to finishing at their predetermined time.DecompressingAt the end of a day in an office, most people have a moment to decompress, whether it’s by reading a book on the train, listening to music in the car, walking, cycling home, or even socialising outside of work with a colleague. These moments are instrumental in stress relief.The homeworker rarely has this time, and often can move from their working world to tasks and challenges in their home life in a single second. Time to decompress should be incorporated into the homeworker’s day.It is a good idea to structure 30 minutes to an hour to do something, whether it’s going for a swim, walking, taking the dog out, reading, meditating, calling a friend, getting outdoors or even taking a 15-minute nap.Keep the balance – know how to stopIt is a common misconception that overworking will increase your productivity. Not only will it reduce it, it will increase fatigue, be detrimental to your health and above all cause high levels of stress. So knowing how to stop is critical.In Sweden, some businesses introduced a six-hour workday, as opposed to eight, in an attempt to improve productivity and create a happier workforce. This experiment relates to Parkinson’s Law, a concept which supports the idea that work expands to fill the time available for its completion. In other words, if you put aside six hours to complete a task – even though it can be done in two – you will fill the six hours with work. The key, of course, lies in understanding what needs to be achieved and when to stop.For many homeworkers, the timings of work are often blurred, especially if they start late or get distracted with home life. If we lose track of time, or our start/stop boundaries are hazy, we tend to overwork to make up, or work into the late hours to compensate, all of which is unhealthy and stress inducing.By sticking to a rigid routine and planning time and activities, stopping becomes easier. After confidently achieving everything one sets out to achieve in a day, the homeworker can stop- just as they would if it was 5pm in the office. Employers can help by enforcing these stop times by introducing email and call curfews and having all staff (from the top down) adhere to these rules.If there are still problems with letting go, laptops and phones should be locked away in personal time, all notifications turned off – especially at meal times or during those moments with the family.If possible, personal technology should not have work communications apps or platforms on them to ensure that temptation to check in at any given time is resisted.Finally, always ensure managers are aware of homeworker stress and make sure they look out for any signs that might suggest a remote colleague is struggling.Regular contact and checking in on the wellbeing of long-term homeworkers will give you an idea of whether they are communicating regularly, maintaining structure to their days and generally interacting well with their team.ReferencesStress levels higher at home than work for those balancing career and family, The Guardian, May 2014, available online at https://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/may/31/more-stress-at-home-than-work‘Cheeky interruption of BBC guest’, BBC, Mach 2017, https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-asia-39274662/prof-robert-kelly-and-family-the-full-interviewSwedish researchers examined whether a six-hour workday is the way forward; here’s what they found, https://www.equaltimes.org/swedish-researchers-examined#.XLlwnjBKiUllast_img read more

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first_img Message* Full Name* Adam Neumann and the “Guitar House” in in Corte Madera (Getty, Realtor)WeWork’s co-founder and ex-CEO Adam Neumann has sold his northern California estate for $22.4 million, according to the New York Post.Neumann bought the sprawling property in 2018 for $21.4 million. The home sits on 10.8 acres outside the Bay Area and stretches over 12,500 square feet.Following his humbling exit from WeWork in 2019, Neumann put several of his properties on the market. The seven-bedroom, seven-bathroom home in Corte Madera was listed last August for $27.5 million.Read moreAdam Neumann parts with Westchester homeAdam Neumann parts with Hamptons home at a lossAdam Neumann looks to sell Gramercy penthouse Email Address* Designed by architect Sim Van der Ryn, it is known as the “Guitar House” for the shape of one of the rooms. The property also features a pool and water slide, spa, music studio, home theatre and racquetball court, as well as a two-bedroom, two-bathroom guest house.Neumann and his wife recently sold their Southampton farmhouse for $1.25 million and their Westchester County estate for $3.39 million.Neumann is apparently still looking for a buyer for his triplex penthouse at 78 Irving Place in Gramercy Park.While claiming to be a tech company, WeWork and Neumann assembled a $90 million real estate portfolio during his time with the company. But its quest to go public fell apart as prospective investors scrutinized the operation and media reports exposed a tawdry company culture and profligate spending.[NYPost] — Sasha JonesContact Sasha Jones Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Share via Shortlink Tags Adam NeumannCelebrity Real EstateWeWorklast_img read more

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