Alastair Borthwick Shares His Stories Of Mountaineering And Fighting In World War II

While working at the Glasgow Weekly Herald in the 1930s, Alastair Borthwick developed a passion for mountaineering, climbing, and hiking. He climbed all over Scotland and shared all of his experiences in a newspaper column he wrote, Open Air. While other writers during that time wrote about the elite people engaged in these types of activities he chose to write about unemployed people who had recently taken these hobbies up because it was inexpensive and they had a lot of time on their hands.

The author ended up writing a book about his experiences in the hills and mountains called, “Always a Little Further”. He wrote in a very entertaining and humorous way and this book is still very readable today. He relates stories where he met tramps and others where naive beginners at these sorts of activities got themselves into trouble. Alastair Borthwick also wrote tales about hitchhiking across Scotland including one where he hitched a ride on the back of a truck filled with dead sheep.

He became a radio broadcaster in the late 1930s and proved to have a natural talent at it. He got this job at the BBC after an interview of him. During the interview, he started sharing a story of his climbing expedition the prior weekend during which time he treated the microphone like an old friend of his.

He served as a junior officer in World War II. Alastair Borthwick (@AlastairBorthw1) served in several battles such as the one at El Alamein. He eventually traveled over 3,000 miles in both North Africa and Europe. His battalion conquered Sicily and also invaded Italy. He also fought in German after his battalion crossed the Rhine.

As per thetimes.co.uk, Borthwick’s  most memorable event in the war was the time that he led his battalion behind enemy lines. Alastair Borthwick and his men crept through the German lines without the use of a map because he said they were faulty. When the Germans got up at dawn they were shocked to see him and his battalion, the Seaforths, dug in right behind them and ready for battle.

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DAMAC Owner Hussain Sajwani Maintains A Close Relationship With The Trumps

Hussain Ali Habib Sajwani is the proprietor of DAMAC Properties Dubai Co. PJSC. He founded this luxury real estate company in 2002. Over the years, the Dubai-based company has provided people with unrivaled living experiences. To date, the public corporation has delivered more than 17,900 units. More than 44,000 units are in progress. DAMAC Properties is credited for developing world-class leisure, commercial and residential properties in the Middle East. The company works closely with engineers, architects and real estate experts to facilitate the construction of different properties across the country. In January and February of this year, the company awarded 121 contracts. DAMAC Properties has been associated with eye-catching property developments and stylish golf course projects. Hussain Sajwani posits that they have managed to build a reputation for delivering high-end projects.

Hussain Sajwani took advantage of a government declaration to allow foreigners the right to own properties in the Emirates to start building properties in the country. The billionaire has been considering an initial public offering of DAMAC properties’ shares with the renowned London Stock Exchange. He is married. Hussain Sajwani has three children. He is an alumnus of the esteemed University of Washington where he graduated with a bachelor’s of Arts degree.

DAMAC Owner Hussain Sajwani is determined to enhance his business relationship with Donald Trump’s Organization. Hussain’s family and the Trumps have been friends for long. During the New Year’s Eve, the two families celebrated together. In the recent past, President Trump and Hussain Sajwani partnered to develop Trump International Golf Club. President Trump reiterated that he would not engage in any business deals while in office. Sajwani posited that he understands that any dealings with POTUS would result in conflict of interest. To this end, he said that he would work with Trump’s children, who have exceptional business skills. Ivanka, Donald Jr. and Eric have extensive experience in managing, growing and expanding their family businesses. Over the years, they have engaged in different transactions with wealthy foreigners. Since 2010, Ivanka has flown to at least 13 countries for business meetings. She has posted the details of these meetings in her social media pages. Hussain Sajwani contended that his wife and Ivanka are best of friends. They communicate regularly through emails. Sujwani is confident that DAMAC properties will continue to work closely with the Trump Organization in developing world-class properties around the world.

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Whitney Wolfe Named 2018 Person Of The Year As Tinder Emulates Bumble


Ex-Tinder co-founder has announced that she will emulate Bumble by offering women the authority to take charge of organizing and initiating a dating conversation in her site. Although it is now on the spotlight, things have not been easy for Whitney Wolfe’s Bumble dating app. Like other dating sites and apps today, the online dating portal has been marred by challenges. Nonetheless, Whitney Wolfe Herd has shown the world that she is capable of managing a much safer online dating site that perhaps is the world’s number one in ensuring that there is no female harassment. For this and other reasons, Tinder wants to copy something.

Time Magazine Honors Bumble

Whitney Wolfe’s efforts to ensure that women are safe when finding perfect partners online have not been futile. Many people especially women have expressed their sincere gratitude for her efforts. The recent honor by Time Magazine is perhaps the notable thing that will make Whitney Wolfe Herd walk with her head held high. The magazine name Ms. Whitney the Person of The Year 2018 for her efforts to ensure women are safe.

When naming Whitney Wolfe as the 2018 Person of The Year, Time Magazine said it looked at many things. Although the journal was looking at many dating sites, apps, and portals, it narrowed down to Bumble citing 4 main reasons. Learn more about Whitney Wolfe on Crunchbase.

Bans Use Of Guns

Deliberate efforts have been made to shun the use of violent words, emblems of violence such as weapons that include guns. While the world has a diverse view of the use of guns, Whitney Wolfe has refused to accept their use on Bumble.

Empowers Women

Majority of Bumble’s subscribers are women. Some of these are not just ordinary women but elite, high-end professional women who deserve better treatment. For this reason, Bumble gives both men and women the liberty to chat and plan for a date. However, it stands out that Whitney Wolfe’s site only allows women to start a conversation.

No To Match Group

Match Group, another online dating app approached Bumble a few months ago for a business partnership. According to Whitney Wolfe, the partnership could be a start of sending the women who have trusted her away. She thus turned down the offer.

Cuts Ties With Facebook

You don’t need to have a Facebook account to sign up for a Bumble account. Ms. Wolfe took this harsh stance after claims spread that Facebook mishandled clients’ data.

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