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Business Insider

Business Insider is an American financial and business news website founded in 2009 and owned by the German publishing house Axel Springer SE. It operates an international edition. Several national editions are published in local languages. Business Insider is based in New York City. Founded by DoubleClick's former CEO Kevin P. Ryan, Dwight Merriman, Henry Blodget, the site began as a consolidation of industry vertical blogs, the first of them being Silicon Alley Insider and Clusterstock. In addition to providing and analyzing business news, the site aggregates news stories on various subjects from around the web, it reported a profit for the first time in the 4th quarter of 2010. In June 2012, it had 5.4 million unique visitors. In 2015 Axel Springer SE acquired 88% of the stake in Business Insider Inc. for $343 million. Business Insider hosts industry conferences, such as IGNITION, which explores the emerging business models of digital media. In January 2015, Business Insider launched BI Intelligence, a subscription-based research service that provides data and analysis on the mobile, payments, eCommerce and digital media industries.

The site publishes numerous annual editorial franchises, such as the "Digital 100: The World's Most Valuable Private Tech Companies." In July 2015, Business Insider began the technology website Tech Insider, with a staff of 40 people working from the company's existing New York headquarters, but separated from the main Business Insider newsroom. However, Tech Insider was folded into the Business Insider website. In October, 2016, Business Insider started Markets Insider as a joint venture with Finanzen.net, another Axel Springer company. The markets data site covers the macro economy, as well as other financial assets. In January 2017, Business Insider announced that it would be launching a new Sub-Saharan site in partnership with Ringier Africa Digital Publishing. Henry Blodget—co-founder, CEO, global Editor-in-Chief of Business Insider—said of the partnership, "Ringier... is the ideal partner to help us bring to sub-saharan Africa unique voice and attitude." Former Ventures Africa journalist David Adeleke is the editor for Business Insider SSA.

In January 2009, the Clusterstock section appeared in Time's "Best 25 Financial Blogs", the Silicon Alley Insider section was listed in PC Magazine's "Our Favorite Blogs 2009." 2009 saw Business Insider's selection as an official Webby honoree for Best Business Blog. In 2012, Business Insider was named to the Inc. 500. In 2013, the publication was once again nominated in the Blog-Business category at the Webby Awards. In January 2014, The New York Times reported that Business Insider's web traffic was comparable to that of The Wall Street Journal. In 2017, Digiday included imprint Insider as a candidate in two separate categories—"Best New Vertical" and "Best Use of Instagram"—at their annual Publishing Awards; the website has, faced criticism for what critics consider its clickbait-style headlines. In 2013, The New Yorker criticized the website for prioritizing publishing speed over accuracy. In 2018, the website received criticism from some media outlets after deleting a controversial column about Scarlett Johansson.

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James Ernest Richey

James Ernest Richey was an Irish-born geologist. He was born on 24 April 1886 in Desertcreat in County Tyrone in Ireland, the son of Rev John Richey, rector of the local church, his education was at St Columba’s College near Dublin and he won a place at Trinity College, Dublin studying Natural Sciences under such as John Joly in 1904. He graduated BSc in 1908. Despite a clear push towards Geology he continued for a further year at Trinity College, this time studying Engineering, gaining a BAI in 1909, his first employment was at Oxford University working as a Demonstrator during the lectures of William Johnson Sollas for the academic year 1910/11. He left academia to work in the field, he joined the Scottish Geological Survey under John Horne his initial posting being to the Isle of Mull and became the foremost authority on the geology of that island. As with most, his career was interrupted by the First World War, he was commissioned in the Royal Engineers serving in the 76th Field Company on the western front.

He was wounded at least once. He was discharged in 1919 at the rank of Captain, he returned to the Geological Survey of Scotland in 1922 as a Senior Geologist and became District Geologist in 1925. In 1927 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, his proposers were his boss, John Horne, Sir John Smith Flett, Murray Macgregor, Sir Edward Battersby Bailey. He served as the Society’s General Secretary from 1946 to 1956 and as Vice President from 1956 to 1959, he won the Society’s Neill Prize for the period 1963-65. In 1932 he served as President of the Glasgow Geological Society. In 1933 the Geological Society of London awarded him their Lyell Medal. In 1934 he was given an honorary doctorate. In 1938 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of London, he retired in 1946. He died in Coleshill, Warwickshire on 19 June 1968; the Economic Geology of the Ayrshire Coalfields The Structural Relations of the Mourne Granites, Northern Ireland The Geology of Ardnamurchan British Regional Geology: Scotland the Tertiary Volcanic Districts Elements of Engineering Geology In 1924 he married Henrietta Lily McNally

Chinese-foreign marriages in mainland China

Chinese-foreign marriages in mainland China are a recent phenomenon. From the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949 until the early 1990s, Chinese-foreign marriages were seen as outside the norm. While data from the PRC’s Ministry of Civil Affairs indicates that the number of couples registering a Chinese-foreign marriage in mainland China was ten times greater in 2010 than in 1979, the figures for registered Chinese-foreign marriages are still small compared to couples registered in a domestic marriage; the data suggests that most Chinese-foreign marriages are intra-national rather than international in character. An article published by Elaine Jeffreys and Wang Pan, ‘Chinese-foreign Marriage in Mainland China’, in the University of Nottingham’s China Policy Institute Blog notes that “the most common type of Chinese-foreign marriage registered in mainland China until the late 2000s was between a mainland Chinese woman and a man from Hong Kong, Macao or Taiwan.” The article reveals that these types of marriages are more common in Chinese women than they are in men.

The article states: “Over 8,000 women registered such a marriage in 1979. That figure rose to nearly 68,000 women in 2001 declining to below 40,000 in 2010, less than in the mid-1990s; the proportion of men from mainland China registering a marriage with a foreign bride in mainland China is low: 250 men in 1979, rising to a peak of around 20,000 men in 2005, declining to less than 12,000 in 2010.” The PRC’s marriage registration regulations divide Chinese-foreign marriages into three different categories: marriage between PRC citizens residing in mainland China and Overseas Chinese, i.e. Chinese citizens who reside in another country marriage between citizens of mainland China and citizens of Hong Kong and Taiwan, i.e. territories that the PRC government claims as part of China, but which have separate legal jurisdictions. New opportunities created by China’s rapid economic growth have been a significant factor in shaping the nature of Chinese-foreign marriage in mainland China over the recent years.

Since the advent of Chinese-foreign marriages, most have been registered in provinces and cities, on China’s eastern seaboard, with an early history of economic development, such as Guangdong. Geographically, these provinces are close to Hong Kong and Taiwan and have had long history of trade connections; the northern provinces of Heilongjiang and Jilin, the city of Beijing have recorded substantial numbers of registered Chinese-foreign marriage between 1979 and 2010. During this period, there were around 53,000 Chinese-foreign marriages registered in Heilongjiang, 50,000 in Jilin, 20,600 in Beijing; this is attributed to the close geographic proximity of these areas to economic powerhouses, such as Japan and Korea. In contrast, the number of Chinese-foreign marriages registered in the economically undeveloped areas of western China is negligible. Jeffreys and Wang highlight that between 1979 and 2010. Despite these marriages being classified as "Chinese-foreign marriages", the above data suggests that they are intracultural, rather than, international in nature.

In his article The rise of international marriage and divorce in contemporary Korea, Professor Doo-Sub Kim gives weight to this observation by highlighting the surge in cross-border marriages registered in South Korea between Chinese and South Korean nationals. Between 1990 and 2005, there was an increase of over 35,000 cross-border marriages registered in South Korea, with China becoming the main sending country for such marriages by the mid-1990s. According to the Ministry of Justice, Republic of Korea, the majority of these marriages are between Korean men and Han Chinese women