PUBLISHED: 16:49 01 February 2018 | UPDATED: 08:52 02 February 2018 OPEN has opend a new shop called 'new.u' in Castle Mall shopping centre where people can swap or borrow items with no cash transactions. Photo: Nick Butcher Archant © 2018 A boutique clothing shop with a difference has opened its doors in Norwich. OPEN has opend a new shop called 'new.u' in Castle Mall shopping centre where people can swap or borrow items with no cash transactions. Sheriff of Norwich David Walker opens the new store. Photo: Nick Butcher Located in the Castle Mall Shopping Centre, New-U is a unique store that will operate on donations, swaps and loans, with no cash transactions taking place. Instead of money, the shop will use a voucher system and is aimed at young adults who could not otherwise acquire clothing. The concept is the first of its kind in Norfolk. Each item of clothing donated is given a value and customers will be able to swap or loan items based on value. The shop will also … [Read more...] about Quirky store opens in Norwich where you don’t need money to shop
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NICLAS VEMMELUND jump-started his career in Ireland — but believes the ‘old-school’ league needs money to kick on.Vemmelund’s two-year stint here came to an end on Sunday when he gave Dundalk an extra-time lead over Cork City in the FAI Cup final. However, they lost the decider on penalties.The Danish defender has impressed at Derry City and Dundalk after stints in his home country, Iceland and Sweden.So he is well-placed to assess the state of the game here in comparison to elsewhere.Vemmelund, 25, said: “It is moving forward. Cork did well this season. And we proved ourselves to be a good team too. We played well in the Champions League.“The clubs just need to invest a little bit more. “That is not only Dundalk, that is every team. It is probably a bit old school in terms of facilities, stadia.“Another problem is that the best players probably go after a season or two. And if you want to keep them you have to put them on longer … [Read more...] about Niclas Vemmelund feels ‘old-school’ League of Ireland needs money to improve
ROMELU LUKAKU'S new Everton contract is "99.9 per cent" done - according to the player's agent Mino Raiola.Lukaku is set to seal a six-figure weekly contract with the Toffees, making him their highest-paid star, but super-agent Raiola did not rule out a move away from Goodison eventually.The Belgian has netted nine times for Everton during a season when they have suffered from inconsistency, but the contract only now needs to be printed and signed. Keep up to date with ALL the Everton news, gossip, transfers and goals on our club page plus fixtures, results and live match commentaryRaiola said of the talks: "They are good, talking to the club in a good spirit, so we're very hopeful, there's no problems on the way that I foresee for now."I never talk about money or numbers, etc and a contract is not only made of numbers. Obviously the numbers are important but I don't see any problems. We agree, it's a question of putting the details on paper."I've said it's not only about money, … [Read more...] about Mino Raiola: Romelu Lukaku’s new Everton contract is 99 per cent done and just needs to be signed
Chubby, clumsy and unfit - it would be an understatement to say that I was not good at sport at school. I puffed and stumbled my way through our physical education classes and always hoped dearly for rain when it came to our annual sports day. But while other girls feigned illness or skipped school when it came to the time of the week when we had to change into our sports clothes, I dutifully trundled out into the playground and jogged around behind the others. It was my teacher who made all the difference. She encouraged me, pushing me to run those extra meters and rewarding me for my efforts, keeping me going. It’s teachers like these that we remember – those that were particularly good…or maybe particularly bad. Those that really make a difference to the way we continue to live our lives. No, I didn’t go on to do professional sports, but my teacher did show me that I could keep going, even when I want to give up. I was lucky enough to have not just one … [Read more...] about We don’t need no education
Sunday's feared accidents in the Aegean Sea come after a week in which dozens more people drowned trying to reach Greek islands from Turkey. Valerie Stahl von Stromberg is a German photographer, who, for months, has been helping refugees on Kos. DW: What do the refugees do when they arrive in Kos? Valerie Stahl von Stromberg: Usually the procedure of arrival happens quite quickly. People get off the boat, gather their things, and the refugees start making their way walking around the coast - not really knowing what they're doing or what's going to come next. Around four out of every 10 refugees have just enough money to stay in cheap hotels that cost around 16 euros per night. But all the others that don't have the financial capabilities end up camping on the streets - on cardboard boxes, under trees, anywhere where they can sleep. Do they have food? Neither the government, nor any international aid organization is handing out food. This means that the local government … [Read more...] about ‘Kos desperately needs a refugee camp’
Would you lend someone 100 euros ($126) knowing already now that you will only get 99 euros back in two years' time? Nobody in their right mind would do that, let alone hard-nosed investors in search of profit. Faced with such a choice, ordinary people would likely prefer to stuff the money into their mattresses, and buy some ice cream for the odd euro. However, Andrew Bosomworth is barred from this type of investment strategy. He is portfolio manager at Pimco Deutschland - an asset management firm investing about 1.8 trillion euros each year for German insurance company Allianz. "Institutional investors cannot just stuff money in mattresses," he told DW, adding that for Pimco, capital belongs in the banks. However, Bosomworth admitted that over the short term, leaving capital in banks wasn't a sound investment either, as interest rates offered by premium-rated financial institutions were already in negative territory - meaning that investors would have to pay for placing money … [Read more...] about Germany, please take my money!
What some people call growing up is really no more than an endless series of gaffes, blunders and embarrassing missteps. Possessed by the ultimate fear of being left out of the fun, overconfident and dysfunctionally competitive teenagers simply can't help getting into trouble. Earlier this week, a 16-year-old Norwegian student struck a conversation with a stranger on Alexanderplatz, a large square in the heart of former East Berlin dominated by Communist-era architecture and vague attempts to hide it behind renovated facades. Aside from the fact that the Norwegian student should have known better than to talk to strangers in general, a little bit of curiosity for the cultural milieu of his surroundings would have opened his eyes to the fact that many people were leaving the square in tears. Why do people usually cry on Alexanderplatz? There's always something fun to do at Alexanderplatz The matchbox mafia is one of the most lucrative sections of the international brotherhood … [Read more...] about “I thought it was just laundered money”
Ebola has now killed more than 1,800 people in Liberia and 600 in Sierra Leone, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates the outbreak could grow exponentially, with 20,000 infected worldwide by November if control measures in West Africa are not quickly implemented. With a case of Ebola now confirmed in the United States , more-developed countries have been taking a stronger interest in getting the outbreak under control. But what needs to occur for that to actually happen? At a conference on Thursday (02.10.2014) in London, countries and other international donors were asked to pledge more support to fight Ebola in Sierra Leone. Coinciding with this, the United Kingdom International Development Committee released a report drawing a connection between reduced aid and the present crisis. Mo' money The UK International Development Committee's report on recovery and development in Sierra Leone and Liberia … [Read more...] about Ebola summit: aid cuts may have helped spread the disease but is it all about money?
Scott Anderson is Deputy Director of the UNRWA's Gaza operations. DW: Six weeks after the 52-day war, what do Gazans need right now and, with their growing needs, where is your priority to help? Scott Anderson: The first priority is to do everything possible to get people into adequate shelter for winter. Winter is not far away, in four to six weeks the temperature will start to drop in Gaza, and first and foremost we need to provide people with adequate housing to get them through the winter. In the medium and long term what people need is hope and predictability for their lives. And most of them just need the hope that this is the last time that a conflict like this will occur. Many Gazans are saying that help is coming only very slowly, in addition to a very uncertain political situation. What can the refugee community realistically hope for in the coming weeks? First of all, the scale of destruction and damaged shelters far exceeded our initial estimates and expectations. … [Read more...] about UNRWA: Gaza needs hope and predictability
DW: Henry Wilkinson, it would appear that the Nigerian army is in a state of considerable disarray. Are they losing the battle against Boko Haram? Henry Wilkinson: I certainly don't think they are winning in any way the battle against Boko Haram. There are clearly some very serious issues at play. There's been a lot of reports of small scale mutinies, of soldiers refusing to follow orders and tackle the group. There have been allegations of corruption and even collusion of officers, even selling weapons to Boko Haram. So I think, against this picture, the government has got to ask some very serious questions about whether the military is really up to the task. It certainly appears that, at this stage, it is not. You mentioned mutinies and there have also been reports about soldiers' wives protesting against their husbands being sent to fight against Boko Haram militants. How long can the Nigerian military resist this sort of pressure from within? Clearly there are very significant … [Read more...] about Nigeria ‘needs to undertake deep reforms’ in the fight against Boko Haram