Everything Boris Johnson is set to announce in lockdown speech from travel curbs & face mask rules to vaccine passports

BORIS Johnson is set to announce his plans to avoid another winter lockdown during a major speech tomorrow. The PM will unveil a new package of measures and state his intention to rip up "draconian" Covid powers. He has privately vowed not to shut down the country again and is banking on a major booster… Continue reading Everything Boris Johnson is set to announce in lockdown speech from travel curbs & face mask rules to vaccine passports

Jennifer Lopez struggles to sell $25 million NYC Penthouse after 4 years

Fox Business Flash top headlines for August 27 Check out what’s clicking on FoxBusiness.com. Jennifer Lopez has had an unsold residence on her hands for quite some time now.  The music superstar has yet to sell her former Manhattan penthouse, located at The Whitman, near Madison Square Park. The 6,500 square foot abode features four… Continue reading Jennifer Lopez struggles to sell $25 million NYC Penthouse after 4 years

2 dead following crash with semi on Highway 14 in Weld County

A semi and pickup truck crashed early Wednesday morning on Highway 14 in Weld County, killing two people. Master Trooper Gary Cutler with Colorado State Patrol said the crash happened around 3:56 a.m. near Weld County Road 31. County Road 31 to 29 closed, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation. It reopened around 10… Continue reading 2 dead following crash with semi on Highway 14 in Weld County

Excellent barbecued ribs to seek out around Denver — The Know

You might be surprised to know that a modern Chinese restaurant makes some of the tastiest chile-rubbed ribs in Denver. Or that Colorado bison rib meat is oh-so tender and practically falls off the bone. Did you know there’s a new pastrami rib in town? And that it’s served with spicy mustard inside a Lower… Continue reading Excellent barbecued ribs to seek out around Denver — The Know

What is Allison Mack's sentence for her role in the NXIVM sex cult?

IN April 2018, actress Allison Mack was arrested by federal agents in Brooklyn and was hit with sex trafficking conspiracy charges related to her role in the NXIVM organization. A year later, Mack pleaded guilty to racketeering charges. What is Allison Mack's sentence for her role in the NXIVM sex cult? On June 30, Mack will… Continue reading What is Allison Mack's sentence for her role in the NXIVM sex cult?

Once in Thrall of ‘the Generals,’ Congress Now Gives the Orders on Military Issues

WASHINGTON — President Bill Clinton, newly elected and eager to fulfill a central campaign promise, moved in 1993 to end a ban on gay men and women in the military, but he was stymied by senior military officers, who coordinated with a deferential Democratic senator, Sam Nunn of Georgia. More than 15 years later, Mr.… Continue reading Once in Thrall of ‘the Generals,’ Congress Now Gives the Orders on Military Issues

The SEC Is Still Scared of a Bitcoin ETF

Many analysts thought that with so much competition stemming from regions like Canada, the United States would give in sometime this year and submit to a bitcoin-based exchange-traded fund (ETF), but now it looks like that will not be the case. A Bitcoin ETF May Not Arrive This Year After All The Securities and Exchange… Continue reading The SEC Is Still Scared of a Bitcoin ETF

Head Hunters v Mongols: Police searching for woman with ‘dangerous’ man linked to Auckland hotel shooting

Police are appealing for sightings of a woman believed to be with a “dangerous” man involved in a gang shooting at a luxury hotel in Auckland’s CBD this month. Head Hunter gang member Hone Reihana is still on the run after gunshots were fired at the Sofitel at the Viaduct on April 15. Police today… Continue reading Head Hunters v Mongols: Police searching for woman with ‘dangerous’ man linked to Auckland hotel shooting

Red state-blue state divide seen in US vaccination rates

Savannah: With coronavirus shots now in the arms of nearly half of American adults, the parts of the US that are excelling and those that are struggling with vaccinations are starting to look like the nation’s political map: deeply divided between red and blue states. Out in front is New Hampshire, where 65 per cent… Continue reading Red state-blue state divide seen in US vaccination rates

Probe into hotel quarantine security contract

The Victorian Auditor-General is investigating whether probity rules were followed when the government awarded multimillion-dollar contracts to security companies to provide guards at quarantine hotels. The second wave of COVID-19 infections in the state stemmed from an outbreak among guards and hotel staff at Rydges hotel on Swanston Street. An inquiry into the hotel program… Continue reading Probe into hotel quarantine security contract

Regulate, don’t ban—Nigeria Senate tells central bank

Just days after the Central Bank of Nigeria banned banks from processing digital currency-related payments, the Nigerian Senate has stepped in. In its session late last week, the Senate called on the governor of the CBN to reassess the bank’s stance and find a way to regulate the industry, not ban it completely. A week… Continue reading Regulate, don’t ban—Nigeria Senate tells central bank

Coronavirus UK: Nurse posts selfie of her sore and exhausted face

‘This was my breaking point’: Nurse posts selfie of her sore and exhausted face after harrowing shift in full PPE as she tells people ‘do what we are told – just so we can be with each other safely again’ Lauren Morrisroe, nurse in Northampton, asked people to follow lockdown rules  She said she reached… Continue reading Coronavirus UK: Nurse posts selfie of her sore and exhausted face

Germany legalizes digitized securities

The German word for securities is wertpapieren, or “papers of worth,” which may soon be as outdated as nocturnal traders saying they’re burning the midnight oil. Per a Reuters report from Wednesday, Merkel’s cabinet had passed a new law that will end the requirement to have a paper certificate for sale of a security, overtly… Continue reading Germany legalizes digitized securities

Germany legalizes digitized securities

The German word for securities is wertpapieren, or “papers of worth,” which may soon be as outdated as nocturnal traders saying they’re burning the midnight oil. Per a Reuters report from Wednesday, Merkel’s cabinet had passed a new law that will end the requirement to have a paper certificate for sale of a security, overtly… Continue reading Germany legalizes digitized securities

UK firms struggling to import as end of Brexit transition period looms

Manufacturers are stockpiling goods as disruption at Britain’s ports before the end of the Brexit transition period piles pressure on UK companies, raising the likelihood of supply shortages. With little more than two weeks before the UK leaves the EU single market and customs union, the latest monthly survey from IHS Markit and the Chartered… Continue reading UK firms struggling to import as end of Brexit transition period looms

Law Decoded: New threats to self-custody take shape in the US, Nov. 27–Dec. 4

Every Friday, Law Decoded delivers analysis on the week’s critical stories in the realms of policy, regulation and law.  Editor’s note For several weeks, rumors have circulated in the United States that the Treasury Department under Steven Mnuchin is planning some sort of rulemaking to ban or severely restrict self-hosted cryptocurrency wallets. The Treasury hasn’t… Continue reading Law Decoded: New threats to self-custody take shape in the US, Nov. 27–Dec. 4

SAP dumps mid-term targets, cuts 2020 view as coronavirus bites

BERLIN (Reuters) – SAP SAPG.DE on Sunday cut its guidance for the year and abandoned its forecast that profitability would expand steadily over the medium term, saying coronavirus lockdowns would hit demand well into 2021.FILE PHOTO: The logo of German software group SAP is pictured at its headquarters in Walldorf, Germany, May 12, 2016. REUTERS/Ralph… Continue reading SAP dumps mid-term targets, cuts 2020 view as coronavirus bites

World Leader Roundup: Putin sends ‘sincere support’ to Trump in a message.

President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia sent President Trump a telegram wishing him and Melania Trump “a speedy recovery and expressing sincere support at this difficult moment,” the Kremlin said. “I am sure that your inherent vitality, vigor and optimism will help you overcome the dangerous virus,” Mr. Putin wrote to Mr. Trump, according to… Continue reading World Leader Roundup: Putin sends ‘sincere support’ to Trump in a message.

Hedge Funds Reveal Their ESG Thinking as Top Clients Demand More

Hedge funds are having to shift gears as a growing number of their biggest clients want more investment strategies that target environmental, social and governance goals. In Scandinavia, where pension investors are arguably ahead of the rest when it comes to ESG, hedge funds vying for their business are under pressure to step up their… Continue reading Hedge Funds Reveal Their ESG Thinking as Top Clients Demand More

McDonald’s accused of sending black franchisees on ‘financial suicide mission’

Dozens of former McDonald’s franchisees say the fast-food giant steered them toward restaurants in poor, crime-ridden neighborhoods because they were black. The 52 entrepreneurs made the allegations in a sweeping racial discrimination lawsuit accusing McDonald’s of sending them on a “financial suicide mission” and denying them the same opportunities it gave white franchisees. “McDonald’s proclaims… Continue reading McDonald’s accused of sending black franchisees on ‘financial suicide mission’

Crypto leaders at odds over SEC’s ‘accredited investors’ move

Major players in the crypto community have responded to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission recently amending its definition of an “accredited investor”. While many gave positive feedback, some say the new rules don’t go far enough.  On Aug. 26 the SEC announced that the accredited investors definition would now be based on “professional certifications,… Continue reading Crypto leaders at odds over SEC’s ‘accredited investors’ move

Two weddings with 150 'selfish' guests broken up by police in locked-down Blackburn and Greater Manchester

POLICE broke up wedding receptions at the weekend in locked-down Blackburn and Greater Manchester after they were found to be in breach of coronavirus restrictions. Officers in Blackburn found more than 100 guests attending a reception on Sunday evening, while in Greater Manchester a fine was issued to the organiser of a wedding with more… Continue reading Two weddings with 150 'selfish' guests broken up by police in locked-down Blackburn and Greater Manchester

TikTok and its US employees set to sue Trump administration over ban

TikTok and its US employees are planning to take President Trump’s administration to court over his sweeping order to ban the popular video app, according to a lawyer preparing one of the lawsuits. The employees’ legal challenge to Trump’s executive order will be separate from a pending lawsuit from the company that owns the app,… Continue reading TikTok and its US employees set to sue Trump administration over ban