April 26, 2015

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Nepal earthquake: International aid effort increased –
The international aid effort for Nepal is gathering pace, with Saturday’s massive earthquake now known to have killed 3,726 people and injured 6,500. China, India, Pakistan and Britain are among the countries contributing to the effort, alongside major aid agencies. Nepal has asked for more help, saying it needs everything from helicopters and blankets to paramedics and drivers. At least 200 climbers have now been rescued around Mount Everest, after the quake triggered avalanches. Foreign climbers on Everest and their Nepalese guides were caught by the tremors and a huge avalanche that buried part of the camp (See Video of the Day). At least 18 were killed by avalanches. China has meanwhile announced a halt to all spring expeditions to Mount Everest from the north face of the mountain on its side of the border, state media reports.

Rich List 2015: Super rich’s wealth soars as new money floods in from abroad –
he combined wealth of the 1,000 richest men and women in Britain has more than doubled in the last ten years, according to the Sunday Times Rich List. (See List of the Day) The wealthiest 1,000 individuals and families now have a combined fortune of £547.126 billion, up from £249.615 billion in 2005, despite the world economy being gripped by a punishing recession over much of the last decade. Plain old millionaires increasingly struggle to count themselves among the mega-rich, with a fortune of £100 million now required to make it into the top 1,000. That is £15 million higher than last year’s minimum, while in 1997 it took a personal wealth of ‘just’ £15 million to make the grade. The list includes 117 billionaires, up from 104 last year. They account for a total wealth of £325.131 billion and 80 of them are based in London. It means the capital has more sterling billionaires than any other city in the world. [Daily Telegraph]
Roman_Abramovich Roman Abramovich – Owner of Chelsea FC and 10th richest man in Britain

Paula Radcliffe runs the London Marathon for the last time –
Briton Radcliffe, 41, ran the 26.2-mile course in two hours 36 minutes 55 seconds, less than three years after surgery on a serious foot injury.
“It was just amazing the whole way round,” the world-record holder said. “I wore the sunglasses to keep a lid on my emotions and they definitely hid some tears along the way,” she added. Radcliffe won the London Marathon in 2002, 2003 and 2005, and her 2003 winning time of 2:15:25 remains the world record.
Paula_RadcliffePaula Radcliffe

Video of the Day –

Hit by Avalanche in Everest Basecamp 25.04.2015 –

List of the day –

Britain’s wealthiest 25 people, according to The Sunday Times Rich List  –

  1. Len Blavatnik £13.17 billion
  2. Sri and Gopi Hinduja £13 billion
  3. Galen and George Weston and family £11 billion
  4. Alisher Usmanov £9.8 billion
  5. David and Simon Reuben £9.7 billion
  6. Ernesto and Kirsty Bertarelli £9.45 billion
  7. Lakshmi Mittal and family £9.2 billion
  8. Kirsten and Jorn Rausing £8.7 billion
  9. The Duke of Westminster £8.56 billion
  10. Roman Abramovich £7.29 billion
  11. John Fredriksen and family £7.24 billion
  12. Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken and Michel de Carvalho £7.145 billion
  13. Sir David and Sir Frederick Barclay £6.5 billion
  14. Hans Rausing and family £6.4 billion
  15. Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber and family £5.935 billion
  16. Carrie and Francois Perrodo and family £5.8 billion
  17. Nathan Kirsh £5.06 billion
  18. Earl Cadogan and family £4.8 billion
  19. Nicky Oppenheimer and family £4.55 billion
  20. Sir Richard Branson and family £4.1 billion
  21. Bruno Schroder and family £3.76 billion
  22. Mike Ashley £3.5 billion, Sir James Dyson and family £3.5 billion, Sir Philip and Lady Green £3.5 billion
  23. Sir Henry Keswick and family £3.275 billion

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