The top diplomat for the United Kingdom in the Southeast U.S. is headed to southern India June 6 after nearly five eventful years of service in Atlanta. Jeremy Pilmore-Bedford ends his term here as dean of the local consular corps — the longest-serving diplomat in Georgia. He will take up a new post as deputy high commissioner Read more
Soccer in the Streets’ Nations Cup fundraiser is returning for its third year, pitting football fanatics from various countries against each other for the benefit of local kids. The April 29 one-day tournament is will have some added nationalistic punch this year, coming as it does just before the June kickoff of the 2018 World Read more
Editor’s note: Atlanta may be the center of the payments universe, but the rest of the world hasn’t necessarily gotten the memo. A few local groups are trying to change that, acting as the industry’s modern-day Galileos to show that transactions really do revolve around the Southeast’s economic capital. In the process, the Atlanta-based American Transaction Processors Coalition has Read more
A summit designed to preach the power of electronic payments is coming as planned to Georgia, the hub for some 70 percent of such transactions in the U.S. The P20 — short for Payments 20 — held its inaugural meeting in London last fall, bringing together top business leaders, government officials and regulators to tackle issues Read more
GSMA, a London-based, global association of 800 mobile network operators, has long seen Atlanta as its beachhead into North America. Finally, it’s own offices are inside the city limits.
Book: Any Human Heart Author: William Boyd Review by: Glenn Hendrix, chair, Arnall Golden Gregory LLP “That’s all your life amounts to in the end: the aggregate of all the good luck and the bad luck you experience. Everything is explained by that simple formula. Tot it up – look at the respective piles. There’s nothing Read more
Five decades after he first flew to Newcastle with Martin Luther King Jr., Ambassador Andrew Young returned to the U.K. city in November to unveil a bronze statue of the late civil rights icon. The statue, which stands six feet tall and depicts Dr. King in an academic gown, marked 50 years since Newcastle University Read more
Jeff Sprecher doesn’t describe himself as a disruptor. “Problem-solver” is the way the Intercontinental Exchange Inc. CEO would prefer it.
When April Spring spied a woman whose thong was peeking out above her jeans, she didn’t intend to make the woman the butt of an ongoing joke. Nor, at the time, did she envision that the awkward moment would spawn an innovative apparel company based on a hybrid between men’s and women’s underwear.
Spitfire Studios never set out to become an international film house. Even from its outset 11 years ago, the company’s founders always had in view a future filled of feature-length movies. But Bollywood? That was something they never saw coming. “Essentially the viewers in India are tired of their own country, and because of globalization, Read more