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LONDON – Leaked documents linking Queen Elizabeth II to offshore investments in tax havens have shined a spotlight on her considerable fortune. Here are five things to know about the queen’s finances.___JUST HOW RICH IS THE QUEEN?It’s hard to measure precisely because some of her assets are privately held and some are part of the Crown Estate, which is not directly controlled by the monarch. The Sunday Times Rich List estimated Elizabeth’s fortune at 360 million pounds ($472 million) based on an analysis of her private holdings, her stock portfolio, money inherited from her late mother, and income from the Crown Estate, a percentage of which is used to generate revenue for her expenses. This analysis doesn’t include the rising value of the Crown Estate itself, which is in the billions, because she does not control its investments. This net worth figure would make her the 329th richest person in Britain, far from the top in a list headed by multi-billionaires.___DOES THE QUEEN PAY TAXES?Elizabeth voluntarily agreed to start paying taxes in 1992 after she was harshly criticized in the tabloid press for her continuing tax exemption. The decision to change her tax status was announced in Parliament by Prime Minister John Major and was praised by politicians of both major parties. British monarchs had not always lived tax free — Queen Victoria paid income tax when it was introduced in 1842, but royals gradually received exemptions. King George V, the queen’s grandfather, was the last sovereign to pay taxes until Elizabeth agreed to do so. The queen’s decision, and a simultaneous reduction of the number of senior royals receiving funding support, helped improve her standing in a difficult period that she memorably dubbed her “annus horribilus” — or horrible year — after a series of family troubles and a catastrophic fire at her beloved Windsor Castle.___DID SHE DO SOMETHING WRONG WITH HER INVESTMENTS?Nothing has emerged to suggest that Elizabeth has done anything improper by investing roughly 10 million pounds in the Cayman Islands and Bermuda through the Duchy of Lancaster, which manages her private financial affairs. But investing in these regions is often a way to lower tax liability, and the idea that the monarch may be benefiting from tax havens will not sit well with people who feel the royal family already enjoys too many advantages. It doesn’t help that some of the investment was in a company that has been accused of exploiting consumers. The Duchy of Lancaster says the queen did not receive any tax breaks through these investments.___DOESN’T SHE OWN SOME VALUABLE PAINTINGS? AND A FANCY YACHT?The Royal Collection is one of the world’s greatest troves of fine art. Amassed by wealthy and powerful kings and queens in the last five centuries, it includes more than 1 million works, including priceless paintings by a long list of masters ranging from Rembrandt to Lucien Freud. These works are not the personal possessions of the queen — she is not free to sell them, for example, or to give them away as presents — but she holds the works in trust for the nation and for her successors. Many are loaned out for exhibition in museums and institutions throughout the world. She no longer has a yacht, however. The Britannia was decommissioned in 1997 — and the usually stoic queen shed a tear at the ceremony marking the demise of the last royal yacht.___WHAT DOES THE QUEEN COST TAXPAYERS? IS SHE WORTH IT?Buckingham Palace’s latest annual report indicates that maintaining the monarchy costs each taxpayer about 65 pence ($0.85). This is based on the Sovereign Grant, which is public money used to support the official duties carried out by the queen and her family. Palace officials are fond of touting this figure. “When you consider that against what the queen does and represents for this country, I believe it represents excellent value for money,” says Alan Reid, Keeper of the Privy Purse.
Companies in this story: (TSXV:ALEF, TSXV:EMC)The Canadian Press TORONTO — Aleafia Health Inc. announced a friendly deal to acquire Emblem Corp. in an all-share transaction valued at $173.2 million that will combine the companies’ two chains of medical cannabis clinics.It is expected that existing Emblem shareholders will own approximately a 41.0 per cent stake in the combined company after the transaction, which values Emblem shares at about $1.21 based on closing stock prices for both companies on Tuesday. The companies say the combination creates a network with access to 40 medical clinics and education centres under the Canabo Medical and GrowWise Health banners.The agreement requires approval by two-thirds of the votes cast by Emblem shareholders.Each company has the right to match a superior offer within seven days and the two parties have agreed to reciprocal termination fees of $10 million under specified circumstances.The offer of 0.8377 of an Aleafia common share per Emblem share represents a 27 per cent premium based on Dec. 18 closing prices at the TSX Venture Exchange.
Rabat- Nearly 80 participants gathered on June 3 in a pleasant and warm atmosphere that only a guest house like “Le Carré Français” can offer for the Kaymu Entrepreneurs Club’s launch to discuss public relations practices for start-up.Communications, especially public relations, were at the center of the discussion, the first of its kind held in partnership with StartUpYourLife under the theme “How to communicate in the media when you are a start-up in Morocco”.Discussion was led by a panel consisting of: – Mr. Reda Essakalli, Director of Strategy and Development at Mosaïk, one the leading Communications agencies in Morocco– Mrs. Aissam Fathia, former President of OJD Morocco and Managing Director of Kenzmédia.And since only a start-up can effectively provide orientation, guidance, and counseling to other start-ups, given both share the same challenges and face the same realities on the ground, Yassir Ismaili and Nabil Sebti, the CEO and Founders of successful startups Careem and Nssnss.ma, respectively, were part of the panel to cover the “Experience Sharing” aspect of the discussion.At 7:30pm, after registration and a fruitful networking session, the workshop began. “The first workshop of a long series to support Moroccan entrepreneurs on the educational component,” announced Sevan Marian, Country Manager of Kaymu Morocco, during his opening speech. “We would like to accompany Moroccan entrepreneurs, at our humble level, by becoming an intermediary between them and successful professionals able to mentor them on disciplines they will choose themselves,” Mr. Marian added.The moderator announced the schedule of events. 30 minutes were devoted to providing an overview of public relations for start-ups in Morocco. Then, the participants took the lead. “We want this session to be driven by you. The panel is here to serve you, so don’t hesitate to bother them with as many questions as you have” she gently required.Much advice was shared during the overview of public relations. The advice can be summarized as follows: “Before wanting the journalists to know more about you, know more about them, get to know them and their editorial lines better,” advised Mr. Fathia. For Reda Essakalli, working on quality and relevant editorial content is crucial. “Before contacting journalists, as entrepreneurs you should define the key messages of your company, its vision, its business model, how it differentiates itself from the competition. Master your start-up’s identity before trying to contact the media, or any potential partner or stakeholder, for that matter,” insisted Mr. Essakalli.Nabil Sebti made a relevant point by explaining that even if the article is not about the start-up, it could be valuable to the company “Try to be featured in as many articles as possible that cover your sector or your profession,” he suggested.For Yassir Ismaili, press relations is only one substantial part of public relations. As part of sharing Careem’s experience in PR, Yassir advised entrepreneurs to focus and try to promote their start-ups on the company’s different stakeholders.To close the panel, Reda Essakalli reminded the audience of the importance of adapting messages to the different editorial lines of the Moroccan media. “You have the chance to live in a country that offers a diversified media landscape. When talking to a Business daily newspaper, it is preferable to define your company’s business-mode, ambition, and perspective. When targeting a fashion magazine, opt for a slightly lighter approach, feature your products, and if you have the budget, invite journalists to an informal event.”After thirty minutes, the present start-ups took the lead. Kenza Lahlou of StartUpYourLife gave the floor to three promising entrepreneurs to share their public relations stories. Kenza Bennani, Founder of MySportner, and Ismail Bargach explained how participating in international contests were an asset that helped them promote their companies. Ali Lakrakbi, Founder of AirMote stated how a corporate video uploaded on Youtube created a “snowball effect” and was shared by hundreds of people in a small amount of time.All in all, the launch of the Kaymu Entrepreneurs Club has not reneged on its commitment to provide educational insights to entrepreneurs. The first workshop was informative and productive, the atmosphere very pleasant, and the Q&A session interactive.This successful event most importantly sends a noble message: It is possible to support entrepreneurship in Morocco, and start-ups need this support.As Mr. Marian said during his opening speech, “The best is yet to come.” The positive feedback provided by entrepreneurs at the end of the workshop suggests the same.
By Constance RentonToronto – 97 US companies, led by the technology industry, have challenged the temporarily stayed Trump immigration ban, according to a report by CNN.In a document filed with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, 97 US companies have announced their intention to challenge the immigration ban, signed into effect by President Donald Trump on January 27. The motion was filed in the same court that instituted the temporary stay against the ban, January 30. The basis for this new motion is that the ban “violates the immigration laws and the Constitution.” According to the same source, the 97 companies aligned against the ban are being led by tech giants including Apple, Microsoft, Google and Intel. Exceptions to this include companies like Levi Strauss, Chobani and Kind, each founded by immigrants. In their court document, the group of 97 express their belief that the ban represents a “sudden shift in the rules governing entry into the United States, and it’s inflicting substantial harm on U.S. companies.”The motion goes on to say that “immigrants make many of the nation’s greatest discoveries and create some of the country’s most innovative and iconic companies,” and that America has always understood the value in keeping its citizens safe. “It has done so while maintaining the fundamental commitment to welcoming immigrants- through increased background checks and other controls on people seeking to enter our country.”According to CNN, Travis Kalanick, head of Uber, resigned from President Donald Trump’s advisory committee on February 3, citing the immigration ban. In a memo to his employees, Kalanick explained his decision saying, “The executive order is hurting many people in communities all over America. Families are being separated, people are stranded overseas and there’s a growing fear the US is no longer a place that welcomes immigrants.”The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has asked that both sides present legal briefs before it makes its final decision. All parties agree, however, that no matter what the court’s decision turns out to be, the case is destined to go all the way to the Supreme Court.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and cosmetics manufacturer L’Oréal today announced the names of five outstanding women scientists who will be honoured for their research and the impact of their work on society.The awards ceremony will take place on 3 March next year at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. Each of the five laureates will receive $100,000 in recognition of her contribution to science.Faiza Al-Kharafi, professor of chemistry at Kuwait University will be honoured for her work on corrosion, a problem of fundamental importance to water treatment and the oil industry.Vivian Wing-Wah Yam, professor of chemistry and energy at the University of Hong Kong will be recognized for her work on light-emitting materials and innovative ways of capturing solar energy.Anne L’huillier, who teaches atomic physics at Lund University in Sweden, will receive recognition for research on the development of the fastest camera for recording events in attoseconds – a billionth of a billionth of a second.Professor Emeritus Silvia Torres-Peimbert of the Institute of Astronomy at Mexico City University will receive the award for her work on the chemical composition of nebulae, which is fundamental to the understanding of the origin of the universe.Jillian Banfield, professor of Earth and Planetary Science, Environmental Science, Policy and Management, and Materials Science and Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, will be honoured for her research on bacterial and material behaviour under extreme conditions relevant to the environment and the Earth.More than 1,000 scientists from around the world took part in the nomination of candidates for the awards. The International Awards Jury, comprised of 16 eminent members of the scientific community, and presided by Professor Ahmed Zewail, recipient of the 1999 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, then selected the five women researchers in the Physical Sciences as the Laureates of the 2011 awards. Their pioneering projects contribute to finding solutions to major challenges for the planet.“It is a great pleasure for me to chair this jury and to promote this programme, which is of major international importance,” said Professor Ahmed. “The women scientists from all over the world who are receiving the L’Oréal-UNESCO Awards make it possible for us to hope for a better future,” he added.With the centenary of Marie Curie – Nobel laureate for physics and the first female professor at the University of Paris – being celebrated in 2011, this year’s awards have special significance, say L’Oréal and UNESCO, which joined forces 13 years ago to support the cause of women in science. 9 November 2010The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and cosmetics manufacturer L’Oréal today announced the names of five outstanding women scientists who will be honoured for their research and the impact of their work on society.
“We cannot fail in Katowice,” said UN Secretary-General António Guterres in the opening ceremony, on 3 December. A sentiment echoed by the President of COP24, Michał Kurtyka, who stated: “Without success in Katowice, there is no success in Paris.” In the French capital, three years ago, countries agreed to do everything they could to keep global temperature rises to well under 2°C above pre-industrial levels, and as close as possible to 1.5°C.Now, in Katowice, Poland – with 2018 chosen by the parties themselves as the deadline for the adoption of implementation guidelines or a “work programme” to move forward with – the 197 parties of the UN Climate Chance Convention (UNFCCC) are gathered to agree on how they will achieve the Paris commitments collectively, build trust among each nation, and bring the 2015 agreement to life.“Some might say that it will be a difficult negotiation. I know it is not easy. It requires a firm political will for compromise,” said Mr. Guterres during the opening ceremony. “But, for me, what is really difficult is to be a fisherman in Kiribati seeing his country at risk of disappearing, or a farmer or herder in the Sahel losing livelihoods and losing peace. Or being a woman in Dominica or any other Caribbean nation, enduring hurricane after hurricane destroying everything in its path.”Historically, multilateral climate negotiations have been difficult, as countries often attempt to protect their national interests, including economic ones.That is why the commitments made in Paris were hailed as groundbreaking in many ways. In addition to the 2°C/1.5°C target, the deal included commitments to: ramp up financing for climate action, including financial support from industrialised nations to developing countries; develop national climate plans by 2020, with self-determined goals and targets; protect ecosystems, including forests; strengthen adaptation and reduce vulnerability to climate change.Agreeing on how to make all of the above happen, is a politically and technically complex matter that sometimes conflicts with a variety of local realities, country categorisations, scientific questions, money issues, and ultimately, brings into question the ever-so complicated notion of trust among nations.Here are five of the most major tension points:1. A common goal, but different parties, different realitiesThe first point of tension here is that some countries feel the need for global action more acutely than others. Take the plight of small island nations, for example, and areas of extreme weather activity such as the Sahel or the Polar regions.In addition, industrialized countries are considered to have benefitted for decades from an economy that had no limits on greenhouse gas emissions, and therefore, they should take the biggest responsibility when it comes to the global effort to reverse the trend. But then again, others contend that some currently developing nations, now have record emissions and that climate action responsibility should lie with them to a greater extent.The Paris Agreement achieved a delicate balance to bring all countries together. All countries, to varying degrees, have recognized that climate change is a global problem that requires a global response, and they have all showed the will to contribute to collective climate action efforts, as evidenced by the fact that 181 national climate action plans with self-determined targets have been submitted to the UN to date.However, as countries face different realities, with various levels of economic and social development, the actions and obligations of the 197 parties need to be differentiated accordingly, especially when it comes to the financing of climate action – these are known as “common but differentiated responsibilities”. At COP24, a lot of the discussion centres around how to accommodate and handle these different realities fairly for all parties, while ensuring that the greatest and most ambitious climate action possible, can be undertaken.2. Country categoriesThe Climate Change Convention, adopted in 1992, divides its 197 parties into two main groups: the industrialized group of 43 nations, and the developing group of 154, including 49 “least developed countries”.The climate action contributions and responsibilities of each group differ with regards to how transparently and regularly they communicate their actions and provision of support; especially in terms of finance or technology-transfer, now, and in the long term.Because the two groups were established more than 25 years ago, and taking into account that national socio-economic situations have evolved over time, some parties feel that the composition of these groups should be reassessed as we look to implement the Paris commitments. However, there is no process to change this grouping – and none is planned or anticipated – another complex point for this COP.3. ‘Welcoming’ or ‘noting’ the science?To facilitate the political discussions and ground them in fact, various scientific reports are being considered at COP24. One of them is last October’s landmark Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5˚C, prepared by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), drawn up by hundreds of scientists from around the world. The report, commissioned as part of the Paris Agreement, states that limiting the rise in temperatures to 1.5°C by the end of the century compared to pre-industrial era, remains possible, but will require an “unprecedented” shift in every aspect of our societies.While all countries acknowledge the need to tackle climate change, one of the debates here at the COP is whether the IPCC report should be officially “welcomed” or merely “noted.” This seemingly small language technicality raises a critical question: to what degree should policy be based on science? It also signals a difference on how urgently and intensely various countries want to engage in climate action moving forward.4. The ever-so thorny question of financingClimate action – which requires new technology, infrastructure and skills – represents a cost that some nations, especially the least developed and most vulnerable, cannot carry alone. In Paris, donor nations committed to mobilising $100 billion every year to fund climate action in developing countries, starting in 2020. This figure would include public and private contributions, which renders the reporting quite complex… Countries are arguing on how close we are to meeting that target and whether it will be met by 2020.Another burning issue is the lack of clarity over what constitutes “climate finance”, as many countries report some of their “development aid” as “climate action aid”. This lack of clarity complicates the discussions considerably, and questions regarding reporting, transparency and accountability are on the table.5. Guidelines for true trust among nationsAll the countries recognize the need for guidelines to be in place, so they can move on to implementing the Paris Agreement, and they are all mindful of the 2018 deadline. However, if we are to course-correct fast and well, efforts and investments are required – including in economic transition, ambitious reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, technology exchange and knowledge-sharing.What it all comes down to, is the ephemeral trust among nations, an important element that can only be realized if tangible transparency measures are in place.“We have no time for limitless negotiations,” said UN Secretary General António Guterres. “A completed work programme will unleash the potential of the Paris Agreement. It will build trust and make clear that countries are serious about addressing climate change,” he stressed.The conversations on reporting and evaluation, with the potential set-up of peer review systems, are very challenging.The negotiations on all of these issues are meant to last until the end of the week.“Many political divisions remain. Many issues still must be overcome,” said the head of the UNFCCC secretariat, Patricia Espinosa, as she launched the high-level segment on Tuesday.“But I believe it’s within our grasp to finish the job,” she stated confidently to the dozens of decision-makers gathered together in the conference hall.
Macquarie Research notes that the latest set of premium data for December 2007 indicate that physical premiums for most base metals have stabilised across the USA, Europe and Japan, after a period of (unexpectedly sharp) decline during the previous six months.The physical metals premium is the price that metals purchasers are required to pay (in addition to the LME price) to receive delivery of their purchase at a specified location. The physical premium covers costs such as freight, insurance, warehousing and logistical costs. Given the strong increases in freight rates over the previous 12 months (which saw many more than double), the fall in premiums is particularly painful for metals producers and traders, Macquarie Research comments.Physical metals premiums have tended to be strongly correlated with base metals prices, a phenomenon that is not particularly surprising considering that movements in the metals premiums tend to give a good indication of the physical availability of a metal.When Macquarie Research last reported on base metals physical premiums in early-November 2007, base metals prices (as measured by the LMEX base metals index) were hovering around their all-time nominal highs reached in May 2006, while average physical premiums had been falling quite sharply since May 2007.Over the two months since, base metals have declined in line with the softness in physical premia (that had been prevalent for months prior). However, despite the recent declines in prices, the level of overall average premia points to further falls in LMEX in the short term, Macquarie feels. “If we look at copper in particular, the historical relationship between physical copper premiums and copper prices has not been overly strong. However, it is clear that a very large gap has opened between the LME copper price and the level of physical premia, implying that there is considerable downside to copper prices from their current levels.Macquarie believes the current copper price level “is very high, considering how far copper prices are from the top of the cost curve (at around $4,000-4,500/t)” and the fact that copper exchange stocks are at levels similar to those at this time in 2007, when prices were around 15% lower than they are now. “However, falling Shanghai Futures Exchange (SHFE) copper stocks (which have dropped by 75,000 t since their peak of just under 100,000 t in June 2007), the potential for the Chinese to significantly re-stock (we believe that this may not be as likely as some have suggested), and the ever-present threat of supply disruptions have been very supportive of prices.“One supportive factor for copper is that Chinese copper premiums have reportedly picked up over the past month, from around $55/t ($0.025/lb) to $70-75/t ($0.033/lb), with some smaller volumes being purchased at levels as high as $120/t ($0.054/lb). The rise follows an increase in the SHFE relative to the LME price late last month, and that has increased the incentive for the Chinese to import refined copper. In fact, the LME/SHFE arbitrage moved in favour of importing refined copper for the first time since early in 2007.“Nickel premiums continued to fall in the US. However, they appear to have stabilised in Europe and Asia after falling by more than 70% from their peak in May 2007. The European stainless sector was particularly soft in the second and third quarters of 2007, and although the underlying stainless market shows some signs of picking up, there is a large amount of nickel pig iron inventory that has to be worked through, and an abundant supply of nickel pig iron is still finding its way to the market.”Macquarie Research reports it is hearing “that ferronickel (a product that cannot be delivered onto the LME) is being bid at a discount to the LME price, with no iron credits payable – a significant deterioration from past practice of LME flat plus iron credits.“The latest lead premium data highlighted the significant effect that the jump in Chinese refined lead exports in November 2007 has had on Asian lead premiums. Chinese refined lead exports rose from 9,883 t in October to 24,352 t in November (their highest level since June) following an increase in the LME/SHFE arbitrage. Largely reflecting this, Asian lead premiums dropped from $170/t to around $120/t.“The latest zinc and aluminium physical premium data illustrate some stabilisation in premiums over the past one-to-two months, following a sharp decline since the middle of 2007.”
SAMSUNG HAS SAID it plans to unveil a smartphone with a curved display in October — a technological innovation aimed at maintaining its lead in a lucrative but increasingly saturated market.Curved displays are at an early stage in display technology, which is shifting towards flexible panels that are bendable or can even be rolled or folded.“We will introduce a smartphone with a curved display in October,” Samsung mobile business head of strategic marketing D.J. Lee told reporters.He declined to give more details.Samsung — the world’s top maker of smartphones and TVs — unveiled prototype products with a flexible screen in January. The company still faces a major challenge in making other handset components — such as batteries — that can bend with the rest of the unit.Curved displays are already commercially available in large-screen televisions offered by companies including Samsung and LG.The displays are supposed to offer a more immersive viewing experience but are significantly more expensive than standard screens.In another attempt to break new ground, Samsung unveiled earlier this month a smartwatch called Galaxy Gear, which can take photos and videos, make or take phone calls, or check e-mails.Wearable computing, including Google’s smart glasses, is considered the next frontier in consumer electronics following smartphones.Read: After much speculation, Samsung finally unveils smartwatch >Elsewhere: Government considers banning drivers from wearing Google Glass >
AFTER HANGING UP his spikes after a successful career as a 400 metre sprinter, David Gillick returned to his roots earlier this year to add ‘Gaelic,’ ‘Association’ and multi-directional movement to his chosen sport.11 years after putting on the colours of Ballinteer St Johns, Gillick put his world and European indoor medals in the drawer and took back a place i lár na páirce for his club.From massages to bloody, broken noses, here’s a taster of how he got on. Source: Thank GAA It’s Friday/VimeoCan’t view the video? Click here.Mickey Newman is fit, so Meath make one change for the Leinster football finalHere’s your GAA coverage on TV and radio this weekend
There’s plenty of upsetting material on the television at any given moment. Thankfully, there are also plenty of ways to deal with the situation. You can change the channel or turn off the TV and take a walk. How about a book? People used to read those all the time.Or you could shoot the TV, Elvis-style. That’s precisely what a 67-year-old Wisconsin resident did this week. What upset the man that much? An appearance by Sarah Palin’s daughter Bristol on the game show Dancing with the Stars. According to reports, Steven Cowan said, “the (expletive) politics,” and then shot his set. He then pointed the gun at his wife, who managed to escape. A SWAT team surround the house, for a standup that lasted 15 hours, before Cowan finally surrendered. He was charged with 2nd degree reckless endangerment–a sentence that carries up to 15 years in prison.Cowan is apparently bipolar and has been under a good deal of stress due to his financial situation.
With the recent announcement of the cast for the new The Little Mermaid, and with the release of The Lion King remake just around the corner, Disney is fueling even more excitement for all the classic movies of your childhood by dropping the first trailer of Mulan.Disney premiered the first full trailer for the live-action remake of the 1998 animated film during halftime of the FIFA Women’s World Cup. The timing was appropriate since the gorgeous, 90-second clip spotlights a fierce warrior’s adventure.Chinese-American actress Liu Yifei is featured in the titular role of Mulan, and the trailer teases epic fights, beautiful costumes, and gorgeous settings.From the footage, it seems that Disney has downplayed the musical aspects of the original animated adaptation, although fans will no doubt notice notes of the classic “Honor to Us All” playing over one scene.Disney also released a first poster for the film.Disney’s #Mulan, in theaters March 27, 2020. pic.twitter.com/KmiQYmHWKD— Walt Disney Studios (@DisneyStudios) July 7, 2019Directed by Niki Caro (Whale Rider), Mulan also features Donnie Yen as Mulan’s mentor, Commander Tung, along with Jason Scott Lee as Hun leader Böri Khan, Yoson An as potential love interest Cheng Honghui, with Gong Li as the witch Xianniang and Jet Li as the emperor of China.Mulan hits theaters on March 27, 2020.More on Geek.com:In ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ Trailer, The Rock Is Danny DeVitoWatch: ‘Bond 25’ Film First Look Teases New 007 AdventureWatch: Beyoncé and Donald Glover Duet in ‘The Lion King’ Will Make You Melt Top Movie and TV Trailers You Might Have Missed This WeekTom Hanks Is the Perfect Neighbor in New Mr. Rogers Movie Trailer Stay on target
Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, Bahamas, December 7, 2016 – REBELS SUBVERT FNM democratic leadership process says Hubert Minnis, party leader who is the subject now of a stand of NO CONFIDENCE by at least seven in his own party, the Free National Movement. As one citizen put it, ‘they pulled a Parliamentary Coup’ on Minnis who said the group has no respect for democracy.The seven however explain that they represent the interests of many in the Opposition FNM who say Minnis, in essence is not the man for the job and that the Bahamas Constitution allows for his role as Opposition Leader to be revoked.They have asked the GG to revoke Hubert Minnis as Leader of the Opposition. The group, including Loretta Butler-Turner, MP for Long Island and Neko Grant, MP for Central Grand Bahama called it a national crisis of confidence.See that letter delivered today to the country’s Governor General as House of Assembly was in session; it is attached. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp #magneticmedianews#fnmcoup#hubertminnis#noconfidence
Nacharam: TRS leader Saizen Shekar visited Bharat Today Journalist Srinivas at his residence in Janapriya Township on Monday. Srinivas recently met with road accident. Shekar enquired Srinivas’s health and extended financial support. Katta Bucchanna Goud, Yadagiri and Banda Shekar Reddy were also present.
Apple iPhone XR PRODUCT (RED) looks gorgeous in the crimson shadeApples’ manufacturing partner Foxconn is all set to start manufacturing high-end iPhones in India, as per the latest reports.Foxconn will assemble Apple devices at a dedicated unit at its Sriperumbudur facility in Tamil Nadu, Reuters reported on Thursday, citing sources. The report said the production will start early next year. Foxconn will be making high-end devices in the flagship Apple series, the report added.It’s not clear if Apple is planning to move some of its production from countries including China. In all probability Apple would look at exporting units made locally as cost-sensitive India is not yet a major market for it. The Cupertino giant could be moving production here with a view to take advantage of cost benefits. Apple and Foxconn did not respond to Reuters’ queries on the development. ReutersFoxconn is already making smartphones for China’s Xiaomi at its Sriperumbudur plant.On Wednesday, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami hinted at the possibility of Foxconn making iPhones in its plant in the state.Tamil Nadu Industries Minister M C Sampath told Reuters that Foxconn had lined up a Rs 25 billion ($356 million) investment at its Sriperumbudur plant. The minister also said the expansion will create as many as 25,000 new jobs.The Taiwanese contract manufacturer has been making Apple devices for many years but Apple decides where it should assemble the devices.Foxconn had shut down its operations in Tamil Nadu in 2014 over a Rs 21,000 crore tax dispute with the government. Close It was reported in March that Wistron, another Taiwanese contract manufacturer that makes iPhones for Apple, was all set to build a new assembling facility in Karnataka. Apple set to begin iPhone 6s assembling in Bengaluru soon IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:00/0:51Loaded: 0%0:01Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:51?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading …
Share APTrump is facing a self-imposed May 12 deadline over whether to uphold the 2015 nuclear deal.President Donald Trump said he will announce his decision on whether to keep the U.S. in the Iran nuclear deal on Tuesday.Trump is facing a self-imposed May 12 deadline over whether to uphold the 2015 nuclear deal, which he long has criticized. Trump has signaled he will pull out of the agreement by the deadline unless it is revised, but he faces intense pressure from European allies not to do so.“I will be announcing my decision on the Iran Deal tomorrow from the White House at 2:00pm,” Trump tweeted Monday.I will be announcing my decision on the Iran Deal tomorrow from the White House at 2:00pm.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 7, 2018The president has been the subject of an intense lobbying effort by American allies to maintain the agreement, with British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson making a last-ditch appeal to the administration in a visit to Washington this week. European leaders say that they are open to negotiating a side agreement with Iran but that the existing framework must remain untouched for that to happen.Earlier Monday, Trump criticized John Kerry after reports that the former secretary of state has been promoting the Iran nuclear deal.Trump said on Twitter: “The United States does not need John Kerry’s possibly illegal Shadow Diplomacy on the very badly negotiated Iran Deal. He was the one that created this MESS in the first place!”Kerry, who was also the lead negotiators for the Obama administration on the Paris climate accord, has been promoting both agreements since he left office.The Boston Globe reported Friday that Kerry, the lead negotiator on the deal for the Obama administration, had been privately meeting with foreign officials to strategize on how to keep the U.S. in the deal. Trump has been highly critical of the pact and has threatened to exit on May 12.Kerry has met with Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and at least one of their meetings was at a public event in Oslo, Norway in June of 2017, where they sat on the same panel with EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and extolled the virtues of the nuclear deal.Kerry, a keen environmentalist who regularly derided climate change skeptics and championed ocean health while secretary of state, has also continued to speak out on those issues since becoming a private citizen.Last week at an event in Dallas, Trump mocked Kerry over a bicycle accident he had three years ago.
Inside of a small, but cozy, apartment in the Parkville neighborhood of Baltimore, Amanda Berry, 28, a Baltimore native and London Long, her 10-month old daughter, are having their regularly scheduled home visit from DRUM Baltimore.(From L-R)Linda Smith, London Long and Amanda Berry play on the floor during a DRUM visit. (Photo by Terrance Smith)DRU/Mondawmin Healthy Families Inc., commonly known as DRUM, is a Baltimore based non-profit organization that offers support to families with pregnant women and young children.“Berry has been raising London with the help of DRUM for almost two years now, the majority of that time without the father who has been stationed far away in the military for the past 8 months.”During the home visit, London was active and attentive, especially when Linda Smith, the senior family support worker for DRUM Baltimore, arrived at the door. London crawled all the way from the back hallway to greet her.Smith strives to make the home visit feel as if Smith was just another member of Berry’s family that came over to say hello. Smith asks Berry how everything is going and how London is doing.Next comes singing of songs such as “Old McDonald Had A Farm,” accompanied by hand crafted signs of each farm animal. London, showing off her independence, takes more interest in the signs than the song.Smith and Berry then read some of London’s favorite books, including one about Sesame Street’s Elmo. Afterwards, Berry shares a video of London taking her first steps just a few days before the home visit.“Berry and London are just one of many families DRUM reaches out to and tries to help.”DRUM is aimed at families are about to have a baby or recently had a baby. DRUM works with these families until their child reaches the age of 5 years of age.DRUM services families in the Druid Heights, Reservoir Hill, Rosemont, Upton, Mondawmin and the East Side of Baltimore.“DRUM expanded to East Baltimore after receiving increased funding from the state of Maryland. The 2015 uprising led to DRUM increasing on site services.”The Baltimore City Health Department, social workers and past participants refer most of DRUM’s clients to them.Since its start in 2000, DRUM has had 6 graduations with over 25 families involved. The graduation signifies that a family has been involved with the program until their child has successfully aged out.Kathy E. Carroll, project director for DRUM, said, “We offer parent support groups, play groups so other parents and children can interact with other parents and children and anger management classes.”Based upon the family’s evaluation by DRUM, it determines how involved they will be with the child and family.Home visits are a key component of DRUM. It is where they get their analysis and make sure the children are reaching appropriate stages in their development. The number of home visits per month depends on the family but ranges from between two and four.“On a typical visit, there is about a 15 minute period of talking to the family about their lives and then the focus shifts straight to how’s the baby?” Smith said. “When you go in you must see the baby.”Dealing with several different families at once can be difficult and hard to manage, but Smith said, “It is something that you have to be dedicated to.”Berry is happy with her experience with DRUM. “It has definitely helped me. A major help is having someone to talk to. It’s therapy.” Berry said.
Here’s Everything Coming to Amazon Prime Video in March 2019Here’s Everything Coming to Hulu in March 2019 Stay on target We’re still crying over the cancellation of Marvel live-action series Jessica Jones and The Punisher, but at least Netflix is making up for it with a slate of binge-worthy movies and TV shows for March 2019. If you want kick-ass, high-flying action, it’s a good time to revisit Ang Lee’s epic Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (available to stream starting March 1), which features a pre-Crazy Rich Asians Michelle Yeoh.One Netflix Original to watch is The Highwaymen (available to stream starting March 29), starring Woody Harrelson and Kevin Costner as a pair of former Texas Rangers searching for the infamous Bonnie and Clyde. Also look for the raunchy animation anthology series Love Death & Robots (available on March 15) from directors David Fincher (The Social Network) and Tim Miller (Deadpool).Here’s everything coming to Netflix in March 2019.March 1A Clockwork OrangeApollo 13Budapest (France) Netflix FilmCricket Fever: Mumbai Indians Netflix OriginalCrouching Tiger, Hidden DragonDisney’s Saving Mr. BanksEmmaJunebugLarva Island (Season 2) Netflix OriginalLosers Netflix OriginalMusic and LyricsNick and Norah’s Infinite PlaylistNorthern Rescue Netflix OriginalRiver’s Edge (Japan) Netflix FilmStuart LittleSweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet StreetThe Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Netflix FilmThe Hurt LockerThe NotebookTysonWet Hot American SummerWinter’s BoneYour Son (Spain) Netflix FilmMarch 2Romance is a Bonus Book (Korea) Netflix OriginalMarch 3Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj (Volume 2) Netflix OriginalMarch 5Disney’s Christopher RobinMarch 6Secret City: Under the Eagle (Season 2) Netflix OriginalMarch 7DoubtThe Order Netflix OriginalMarch 8After Life Netflix OriginalBangkok Love Stories: Innocence Netflix OriginalBlue Jasmine Formula 1: Drive to Survive Netflix OriginalHunter X Hunter (Seasons 1-3)Immortals Netflix OriginalJuanita Netflix FilmLady J (France) Netflix FilmShadow Netflix OriginalSpy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams The Jane Austen Book ClubWalk. Ride. Rodeo. Netflix FilmMarch 12Jimmy Carr: The Best of Ultimate Gold Greatest Hits Netflix OriginalTerrace House: Opening New Doors (Part 6) Netflix OriginalMarch 13Triple Frontier Netflix FilmMarch 15A Separation Arrested Development (Season 5 B) Netflix OriginalBurn Out (France) Netflix FilmDry Martina (Argentina) Netflix FilmGirl (Belgium) Netflix FilmIf I Hadn’t Met You Netflix OriginalKung Fu Hustle Las muñecas de la mafia (Season 2) Netflix OriginalLove, Death & Robots Netflix OriginalPaskal (Malaysia) Netflix FilmQueer Eye (Season 3) Netflix OriginalRobozuna (Season 2) Netflix OriginalThe Lives of OthersTurn Up Charlie Netflix OriginalYooHoo to the Rescue Netflix OriginalMarch 16Green Door Netflix OriginalMarch 19Amy Schumer Growing Netflix OriginalMarch 21Antoine Griezmann: The Making of a Legend Netflix OriginalMarch 22Carlo & Malik Netflix OriginalCharlie’s Colorforms City Netflix OriginalDelhi Crime Netflix OriginalHistoria de un crimen: Colosio Netflix OriginalMirage (Spain) Netflix FilmMost Beautiful Thing Netflix OriginalReMastered: The Miami Showband Massacre Netflix OriginalSelling Sunset Netflix OriginalThe Dirt Netflix FilmMarch 26Nate Bargatze: The Tennessee Kid Netflix OriginalMarch 28Ainori Love Wagon: Asian Journey (Season 2) Netflix OriginalMarch 2915 August (India) Netflix FilmBayoneta (Mexico) Netflix FilmOsmosis Netflix OriginalSanta Clarita Diet (Season 3) Netflix OriginalThe Highwaymen Netflix FilmThe Legend of Cocaine Island Netflix OriginalTraitors Netflix OriginalTucker and Dale vs. EvilMarch 30How to Get Away with Murder (Season 5)March 31El sabor de las margaritas Netflix OriginalThe Burial of KojoTrailer Park Boys: The Animated Series Netflix OriginalMore on Geek.com:Here’s Everything Coming to Hulu in March 2019Netflix Renews ‘Haunting of Hill House’ as Anthology SeriesNetflix Cancels Marvel’s ‘Jessica Jones’ and ‘The Punisher’
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Tags: Theme Parks & Attractions Share Docked Queen Mary in Long Beach at urgent risk of flooding or collapse Wednesday, March 15, 2017 LONG BEACH, Calif. — The Queen Mary is so corroded that it’s at urgent risk of flooding or collapse, and the price tag for fixing up the 1930s ocean liner could near $300 million, according to a survey done by experts.It would likely take five years to rehab the ship, a tourist destination docked permanently in Long Beach Harbor south of Los Angeles, according to documents obtained by the Long Beach Press-Telegram.During its heyday, the Queen Mary carried Hollywood celebrities, such as Bob Hope and Elizabeth Taylor, royalty, such as the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, and dignitaries, such as Winston Churchill. It also spent several years ferrying 765,000 Allied troops during World War II, when it was nicknamed the “Gray Ghost.”But now, naval architects and marine engineers who compiled the survey warn that the vessel is probably “approaching the point of no return.”The hull is severely rusted and certain areas, including the engine room, could be prone to flooding, according to the newspaper report published Monday. And because the bilge system is inoperable, large amounts of water can’t be pumped out and could cause the ship to sink to the lagoon floor.More news: Help Princess Cruises break the world record for largest vow renewal at seaIn addition, the pillar supports for a raised floor in an exhibition space are corroded throughout and could face “immediate collapse” under the weight of just a few people, the survey said.Roughly 75 per cent of the repairs were deemed “urgent.”The Queen Mary made Long Beach its permanent home in 1967. Now a floating hotel with shops, restaurants and event spaces, the ship attracts some 1.3 million visitors annually.City officials said the findings are being discussed with the ship’s current leaseholder, Urban Commons, and both sides are committed to preserving the historic asset and making sure it can safely remain open to the public. In November, Long Beach approved $23 million to address the ship’s most urgent repairs, and Urban Commons is working to secure additional funding.“We have a timeline in which the engineers believe they can complete those immediate projects,” said John Keisler, economic and property development director. “These are major challenges we can only address over time; it can’t all be done at once.”More news: Universal enhances popular Harry Potter vacation package with new perksThe condition has become so dire that politicians in Scotland, where the Queen Mary was built, have called for an international fundraising campaign to restore the former Cunard liner. They’ve urged Prime Minister Theresa May to put pressure on the U.S. government to step in and save their architectural treasure, according to a recent report in Scotland’s national newspaper. << Previous PostNext Post >> Source: The Associated Press