LONDON (Reuters) – Talks between Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party and Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives on supporting the British leader's minority government restarted on Wednesday, a senior Conservative source said.

LONDON (Reuters) – British voters dealt Prime Minister Theresa May a devastating blow in a snap election she had called to strengthen her hand in Brexit talks, wiping out her parliamentary majority and throwing the country into political turmoil.

Hogarthian image of the 1720 "South Sea Bubble" from the mid-19th century, by Edward Matthew Ward,

The South-Sea Bubble, engraved by James Carter after a painting by Edward Matthew Ward, mid-nineteenth century. Bleichroeder Collection CD x.

Cover of the English translation of the Asiento contract signed by Britain and Spain in 1713 as part of the Utrecht treaty that ended the War of Spanish Succession. The contract granted exclusive rights to Britain to sell slaves in the Spanish Indies.The Asiento set a sale quota of 4800 units of slaves per year. An adult male slave counted as one unit; females and children counted as fractions of a unit. Initially the slaves were provided by the Royal African Company.

Cover of the English translation of the Asiento contract signed by Britain and Spain in 1713 as part of the Utrecht treaty that ended the War of Spanish Succession. The contract granted exclusive rights to Britain to sell slaves in the Spanish Indies.The Asiento set a sale quota of 4800 units of slaves per year. An adult male slave counted as one unit; females and children counted as fractions of a unit. Initially the slaves were provided by the Royal African Company.

Forum Energy plc (FEP) of UK remains bullish on service contract 72, or Recto Bank off northwest Palawan, as the company prepares to conduct a geotechnical survey this year. - http://www.directorstalk.com/forum-energy-plc-fep-uk-remains-bullish-service-contract-72-recto-bank-off-northwest-palawan-company-prepares-conduct-geotechnical-survey-year/ - #FEP

Forum Energy plc Philippines: Otto Energy completes sale of interest in Galoc oil field to Nido Petroleum - DirectorsTalk

Fastnet Oil & Gas PLC (LON:FAST) leapt 9.64% the  Bulls never lost control  - http://www.directorstalk.com/fastnet-oil-gas-plc-lonfast-leapt-9-64-bulls-never-lost-control/ - #FAST

The session began with the first transaction at and the price swung wildly to hit a low of and a high of Finally, the stock closed at with shares exchanging hands. The previous close of the share price is Among the major .

Las Alamandas is an intimate retreat created by Isabel Goldsmith-Patiño the granddaughter of Bolivian Tin King Don Antenor.  The luxury retreat is within a 1500-acre private paradise of exotic trees, palms, flowers, wild birds, lagoons, and endless white-sand beaches

Las Alamandas Romantic Boutique Hotel, Mexico - love the colors and architecture!

One of the strong trends of the day is handcrafted retro interior objects with many stunning South African designs to be found under the auspices of the Cape Craft and Design Institute –crocheted lamp shades- suspended from the ceiling.  these have a modern twist to them.  Oversized and grouped together really puts a completely new spin on Ouma’s crocheted lampshades!

crochet light pendants ~ south african design from Cape Craft and Design Institute

Pump and dump - Wikipedia

The "night singer of shares" sold stock on the streets during the South Sea Bubble.

South Sea Company, trade card, tree caricature

Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Undoubtedly one of the company's classiest & most striking ad-campaign images which found itself in several high-end publications & magazine shows. This neckpiece features a gorgeous contemporary diamond centrepiece flanked by a classic strand of snow white South Sea Pearls . . . . #ACFJ #undoubtedly #classiest #most #striking #ad-campaign #images #several #high-end #publications #magazine #shows #neckpiece #gorgeous #contemporary #diamond #centrepiece #flanked #classic #strand #snowwhite…

Undoubtedly one of the company's classiest & most striking ad-campaign images which found itself in several high-end publications & magazine shows. This neckpiece features a gorgeous contemporary diamond centrepiece flanked by a classic strand of snow white South Sea Pearls . . . . #ACFJ #undoubtedly #classiest #most #striking #ad-campaign #images #several #high-end #publications #magazine #shows #neckpiece #gorgeous #contemporary #diamond #centrepiece #flanked #classic #strand #snowwhite…

South Seas Bubble - From Aug. 31 to Oct. 1, 1720, the share price of the South Sea Company, which had taken on England's war debt, crashed from 775 British pounds to 290.

South Seas Bubble - From Aug. 31 to Oct. the share price of the South Sea Company, which had taken on England's war debt, crashed from 775 British pounds to

Pentire Steps Beach, Near Newquay, Cornwall

Pentire Steps Beach, Near Newquay, Cornwall - Fancy soft golden beaches lapped by a turquoise sea?

Bird's eye view of Howland Great Dock, Deptford, Rotherhithe, Bermondsey, c.1717. Surrounding the dock are fields with cattle grazing and horse-drawn carriages passing by on the roads. The Dock was opened in 1700 as a facility for merchant ships. It was renamed 'Greenland Dock' when it was sold in 1763 to the South Sea Company for lease to whaling ships until 1809.

Bird's eye view of Howland Great Dock, Deptford, Rotherhithe, Bermondsey, c.1717. Surrounding the dock are fields with cattle grazing and horse-drawn carriages passing by on the roads. The Dock was opened in 1700 as a facility for merchant ships. It was renamed 'Greenland Dock' when it was sold in 1763 to the South Sea Company for lease to whaling ships until 1809.

The enchanting River Dart. "Travel by rail to Totnes or Dartmouth, thence by River Dart Company’s steamers."    Looks like Dittisham in the distance. South Devon.

The Enchanting River Dart, Devon. BR Vintage Travel Poster by Cecil King. 1961

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