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'Absolutely heartbreaking' ruling in Breonna Taylor shooting sparks new wave of national protests for justice, racial equality

A new wave of national protests began following the announcement of a single indictment in the fatal police shooting of Breonna Taylor in Louisville.

Some college students didn
Some college students didn't show up amid COVID, economy - especially at community college

Undergraduate enrollment is down 2.5% across the country, as college students decide online classes and COVID risks aren't worth the money

WeWork sells majority stake in Chinese entity, seeks localization
WeWork sells majority stake in Chinese entity, seeks localization

Four years after its foray into the Chinese market followed by rapid and cash-hemorrhaging expansion, WeWork decided to wind down its involvement in the country. WeWork's Chinese unit has secured a $200 million investment led by Shanghai-based equity firm Trustbridge Partners, which first backed WeWork China in its Series B round in 2018, the American co-working giant announced. What the release didn't emphasize is that the latest financing effectively makes Trustbridge Partners the controlling shareholder, leaving WeWork with a minority stake in its Chinese entity.

Fewer Investors Than Expected Jumping On Avation PLC (LON:AVAP)
Fewer Investors Than Expected Jumping On Avation PLC (LON:AVAP)

When close to half the companies in the United Kingdom have price-to-earnings ratios (or "P/E's") above 18x, you may...

Two Republicans resign from North Carolina election board
  • US
  • 2020-09-24 05:29:08Z

Ken Raymond and David Black stepped down over a lawsuit filed by the North Carolina Alliance for Retired Americans against the five-member election board, it said in a statement that attached their letters of resignation. "It is impossible to have true bipartisanship when both sides of the political

North Korea
North Korea 'killed and burned South Korean official'

The man had disappeared from a patrol boat near the border, said the South Korean defence ministry.

What Telstra Corporation Limited
What Telstra Corporation Limited's (ASX:TLS) ROE Can Tell Us

While some investors are already well versed in financial metrics (hat tip), this article is for those who would like...

Analysts Just Made A Major Revision To Their Hyve Group Plc (LON:HYVE) Revenue Forecasts
Analysts Just Made A Major Revision To Their Hyve Group Plc (LON:HYVE) Revenue Forecasts

The latest analyst coverage could presage a bad day for Hyve Group Plc (LON:HYVE), with the analysts making...

Pilot whales Tasmania: Australia to euthanise stranded animals
Pilot whales Tasmania: Australia to euthanise stranded animals

Rescuers say it is the 'most humane' thing to do as the whales are too exhausted to be saved.

Caught in China-U.S. trade war, Taiwan offers support to chipmakers
Caught in China-U.S. trade war, Taiwan offers support to chipmakers

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen promised on Thursday to help the island's key semiconductor industry overcome difficulties and consolidate its leading position, offering support to a sector increasingly caught up in China-U.S. trade tensions. Companies such as the world's biggest contract chipmaker, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd, are major suppliers to the likes of Apple Inc and Qualcomm Inc, as well as Chinese firms like Huawei Technologies Co Ltd. In July, TSMC said it had stopped taking new orders from Huawei in May and did not plan to ship wafers after Sept. 15, responding to U.S. curbs on supplying the Chinese company, which the Trump administration views as a security...

Will Amiad Water Systems (LON:AFS) Multiply In Value Going Forward?
Will Amiad Water Systems (LON:AFS) Multiply In Value Going Forward?

If you're not sure where to start when looking for the next multi-bagger, there are a few key trends you should keep...

Japanese artist creates ramen face mask to complement fogged glasses
  • US
  • 2020-09-24 05:08:38Z

Japanese artist Takahiro Shibata's glasses are fogging up because of his face mask - a problem familiar to many spectacles wearers during the coronavirus pandemic. The more his glasses fog up, the hotter and steamier the noodle soup on his "ramen mask" appears to be. Shibata, an animator

Global climate goals
Global climate goals 'virtually impossible' without carbon capture - IEA

A sharp rise in the deployment of carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) technology is needed globally if countries are to meet net-zero emissions targets designed to slow climate change, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Thursday. A growing number of countries and companies are targeting net zero carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by around the middle of the century in the wake of the 2015 Paris climate agreement. To reach that, the amount of CO2 captured must rocket to 800 million tonnes in 2030 from around 40 million tonnes today, the IEA, which advises industrialised nations on energy policies, said in a report.

Global climate goals
Global climate goals 'virtually impossible' without carbon capture - IEA

A sharp rise in the deployment of carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) technology is needed globally if countries are to meet net-zero emissions targets designed to slow climate change, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Thursday. A growing number of countries and companies are targeting net zero carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by around the middle of the century in the wake of the 2015 Paris climate agreement. To reach that, the amount of CO2 captured must rocket to 800 million tonnes in 2030 from around 40 million tonnes today, the IEA, which advises industrialised nations on energy policies, said in a report.

Mobileye signs driver-assistance deal with Geely, one of China's largest privately-held auto makers
Mobileye signs driver-assistance deal with Geely, one of China's largest privately-held auto makers

Mobileye's computer vision technology will be used in a new premium electric vehicle called Zero Concept from Geely Auto Group, one of China's largest privately-held automobile manufacturers. Mobileye's owner Intel made the announcement today at the Beijing Auto Show. Zero Concept is produced by Lynk & Co., the brand formed as a joint venture between Geely Auto and Volvo Car Group, and uses Mobileye's SuperVision driving-assistance system.

China running 380 detention centres in Xinjiang: researchers
China running 380 detention centres in Xinjiang: researchers

China's network of detention centres in the northwest Xinjiang region is much bigger than previously thought and has been expanded in recent years, according to research presented by an Australian think tank Thursday.

How Much Have Talisman Mining (ASX:TLM) Shareholders Earned On Their Investment Over The Last Five Years?
How Much Have Talisman Mining (ASX:TLM) Shareholders Earned On Their Investment Over The Last Five Years?

In order to justify the effort of selecting individual stocks, it's worth striving to beat the returns from a market...

Gold extends losses to fourth day on dollar rally
Gold extends losses to fourth day on dollar rally

Spot gold was down 0.4% to $1,855.72 per ounce by 0351 GMT, extending falls into a fourth session. U.S. gold futures were down 0.3% to $1,863.60. The dollar index held firm near a more than eight-week high against rival currencies, as signs of an economic slowdown in Europe and the United States revived concerns about the fallout from a second wave of COVID-19 infections.

Palm oil labor abuses linked to world
Palm oil labor abuses linked to world's top brands, banks
  • World
  • 2020-09-24 04:31:38Z

Between sobs, he says he's trapped on a Malaysian plantation run by government-owned Felda, one of the world's largest palm oil companies. All the while, Jum says his supervisor demanded he keep working, tending the heavy reddish-orange palm oil fruit that has made its way into the supply chains of the planet's most iconic food and cosmetics companies like Unilever, L'Oreal, Nestle and Procter & Gamble. An Associated Press investigation found many like Jum in Malaysia and neighboring Indonesia - an invisible workforce consisting of millions of laborers from some of the poorest corners of Asia, many of them enduring various forms of exploitation, with the most serious abuses including...

Volkswagen to compensate victims of Brazil dictatorship - report
Volkswagen to compensate victims of Brazil dictatorship - report

German carmaker Volkswagen will pay about 36 million reais ($6.5 million) in compensation to more than 60 former employees who were persecuted during Brazil's 1964-1985 military dictatorship, media reported on Wednesday. Volkswagen is due to sign the settlement deal in Sao Paulo on Thursday, according to a report by German broadcasters NDR, SWR and the daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung. Volkswagen was not immediately available to comment.

Sustainable Tech Firm Talks Nature-Based Climate Solutions
Sustainable Tech Firm Talks Nature-Based Climate Solutions

Indigo Ag creatively promotes environmental sustainability through its microbiology and digital technology.

State investors plan to take BMW
State investors plan to take BMW's Hong Kong-listed China partner Brilliance private, sources say

Chinese state-backed investors are considering taking BMW's main Chinese joint-venture partner Brilliance private, five people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters, in the latest such deal targeting beaten down Hong Kong-listed stocks. Brilliance China Automotive Holdings Ltd has a market value of $4.6 billion and the deal to take it private would be led by state-controlled Liaoning Provincial Transportation Investment Group, which owns 12% of Brilliance, said the people. Brilliance's parent, Huachen Automotive Group, said it had not obtained any relevant information about Liaoning Provincial Transportation Investment Group considering leading the deal to take Brilliance private.

Exclusive: State investors plan to take BMW
Exclusive: State investors plan to take BMW's Hong Kong-listed China partner Brilliance private, sources say

Chinese state-backed investors are considering taking BMW's main Chinese joint-venture partner Brilliance private, five people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters, in the latest such deal targeting beaten down Hong Kong-listed stocks. Brilliance China Automotive Holdings Ltd has a market value of $4.6 billion and the deal to take it private would be led by state-controlled Liaoning Provincial Transportation Investment Group, which owns 12% of Brilliance, said the people. Brilliance's parent, Huachen Automotive Group, said it had not obtained any relevant information about Liaoning Provincial Transportation Investment Group considering leading the deal to take Brilliance private.

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Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation - EVENING LOTTERY WINNING NUMBERS - September 23, 2020

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Airline passengers want to see barriers to boost confidence - industry executives
Airline passengers want to see barriers to boost confidence - industry executives

Airline passengers want visible plastic barriers in the cabin to reinstill confidence in flying during the pandemic, saying they do not all trust industry assurances about high air quality onboard, aviation industry executives said on Thursday. Other pandemic-related trends could include more private business class seating on narrowbody planes, adding touchless lavatory features and permanent conversions of passenger planes to freighters, according to a panel at the MRO Asia-Pacific conference held online. Embraer SA is studying reusable and disposable plastic barriers for its regional jets, but challenges include making sure they are lightweight, not flammable and do not affect...

Man who drove into California protesters used vineyard as
Man who drove into California protesters used vineyard as 'tactical training camp,' officials say
  • US
  • 2020-09-24 04:16:00Z

Benjamin Hung, 28, is accused of possessing a machete, a Glock and other weapons in his truck and driving into a crowd of racial justice protesters in Pasadena.

Athleta, Nisolo CEOs Outline the Upsides of Putting Sustainability First
Athleta, Nisolo CEOs Outline the Upsides of Putting Sustainability First

In a world ravaged by COVID-19, transparency and customer-centricity should be core operating values for businesses - particularly fashion firms.

Neo-Nazi sentenced to 25 years for shooting Black man in racist attack
  • US
  • 2020-09-24 04:13:14Z

Investigators say Brandon Higgs told the victim 'This is my hood… Black motherf*ckers, go back to Africa.' Brandon Higgs will spend over 20 years behind bars for charges related to the 2018 shooting of a Black man in Reisterstown, a suburb of Baltimore. Investigators say 60-year-old Elvis Smith and

If You Had Bought Teaminvest Private Group
If You Had Bought Teaminvest Private Group's (ASX:TIP) Shares A Year Ago You Would Be Down 27%

Teaminvest Private Group Limited (ASX:TIP) shareholders should be happy to see the share price up 25% in the last...

Airline passengers want to see barriers to boost confidence: industry executives
Airline passengers want to see barriers to boost confidence: industry executives

Airline passengers want visible plastic barriers in the cabin to reinstill confidence in flying during the pandemic, saying they do not all trust industry assurances about high air quality onboard, aviation industry executives said on Thursday. Other pandemic-related trends could include more private business class seating on narrowbody planes, adding touchless lavatory features and permanent conversions of passenger planes to freighters, according to a panel at the MRO Asia-Pacific conference held online. Embraer SA is studying reusable and disposable plastic barriers for its regional jets, but challenges include making sure they are lightweight, not flammable and do not affect...

Hong Kong press body says new police media rules could limit scrutiny
Hong Kong press body says new police media rules could limit scrutiny

The Hong Kong Journalists Association (HKJA) said on Thursday a move by police to narrow the definition of "media representatives" allowed at public events such as protests could limit scrutiny on law enforcers. The guidelines, officially changed on Wednesday, now exclude recognition of press passes issued by local media associations such as HKJA and Hong Kong Press Photographers Association (HKPPA), while accepting journalists from 205 bodies registered with the government and international media. News associations say the move could limit the work of and raise the risks of arrest for freelancers and student reporters, who have captured some of the most striking scenes of the...

World on track to overshoot warming limit without massive investments - Woodmac
World on track to overshoot warming limit without massive investments - Woodmac
  • US
  • 2020-09-24 04:02:26Z

The world must combine COVID-19 recovery packages with massive investments in renewable energy and low-carbon infrastructure or it will fail to meet a global warming limit target, a report by leading energy consultancy Wood Mackenzie said on Wednesday. Currently, the world is on track for a 2.8 degrees Celsius to 3C rise in the global average temperature, above an internationally-agreed limit of below 2C, the report said. "Nearly $20 trillion, or 25% of global GDP, is earmarked for spending over the next 12-18 months to deliver a coronavirus vaccine, tackle unemployment, rebuild public health systems and get economies back on track," said Prakash Sharma, head of markets and transitions...

Wildfires taint West Coast vineyards with taste of smoke
Wildfires taint West Coast vineyards with taste of smoke

Smoke from the West Coast wildfires has tainted grapes in some of the nation's most celebrated wine regions with an ashy flavor that could spell disaster for the 2020 vintage. Wineries in California, Oregon and Washington have survived severe wildfires before, but the smoke from this year's blazes has been especially bad - thick enough to obscure vineyards drooping with clusters of grapes almost ready for harvest. Day after day, some West Coast cities endured some of the worst air quality in the world.

'Introspection' Is Key to Equitable Partnerships

Designer Mara Hoffman and Ngozi Okaro of Custom Collaborative spoke to the value of introspection in fashion partnerships.

Asia Today: China to let in more foreigners as virus recedes
Asia Today: China to let in more foreigners as virus recedes

Foreigners holding certain types of visas and residence permits will be permitted to return to China starting next week as the threat of coronavirus continues to recede. The new regulation lifts a months-long blanket suspension covering most foreigners apart from diplomats and those in special circumstances. Beginning Monday, foreign nationals holding valid Chinese visas and residence permits for work, personal matters and family reunions will be permitted to enter China without needing to apply for new visas, according to the regulation.

2021 Acura TLX First Drive | The mojo is returning
2021 Acura TLX First Drive | The mojo is returning

Buildup for the 2021 Acura TLX started more than a year ago when Acura released the stunning Type S Concept. Acura designers told us the car was just about finished when the concept debuted. Acura developed a new, unique platform for this TLX that was built with performance in mind from the get-go.

Housing is Widely Exceeding Early Expectations, but Job Market Remains a Big Concern
Housing is Widely Exceeding Early Expectations, but Job Market Remains a Big Concern

Expert predictions for near-term home price growth improved markedly in the summer as the housing market powered through early pandemic challenges.The post Housing is Widely Exceeding Early Expectations, but Job Market Remains a Big Concern appeared first on Zillow Research.

Alibaba fintech arm eyes record IPO with Hong Kong-Shanghai listing
Alibaba fintech arm eyes record IPO with Hong Kong-Shanghai listing

The financial arm of Chinese e-commerce titan Alibaba is planning the biggest IPO in history, raising as much as $35 billion in a joint listing in Hong Kong and Shanghai, a report said Thursday.

2 police officers shot in Louisville
2 police officers shot in Louisville
  • US
  • 2020-09-24 03:22:00Z

Two police officers were shot in Louisville on Wednesday night and are receiving treatment at an area hospital, Interim Louisville Metro Police Chief Robert Schroeder said in a press conference.Schroeder told reporters the officers suffered injuries that are not life-threatening, and both are in stable condition. A suspect is in custody, but Schroeder did not say if this person was involved in the Breonna Taylor protests.Demonstrators began gathering in downtown Louisville after a Kentucky grand jury indicted one of the three officers involved in the shooting of Taylor; former detective Brett Hankison was charged with three felony counts of wanton endangerment for shooting into the...

Suspicions raised after woman says she accidentally shot her boyfriend
Suspicions raised after woman says she accidentally shot her boyfriend
  • US
  • 2020-09-24 03:03:00Z

The relationship between high school sweethearts turns toxic, culminating in a fatal shooting with allegations of abuse that would leave their families shattered and their small town of Griffin, Georgia, divided over the evidence in the case.

At least 2 Louisville Metro police officers were shot on Wednesday night, interim police chief confirms
At least 2 Louisville Metro police officers were shot on Wednesday night, interim police chief confirms
  • US
  • 2020-09-24 03:01:00Z

Earlier Wednesday, three Louisville police officers were not indicted in Breonna Taylor's death, and one was charged with endangering her neighbors.

Seoul: North Korea fired at a S. Korean and burned his body
Seoul: North Korea fired at a S. Korean and burned his body
  • World
  • 2020-09-24 02:44:51Z

South Korea on Thursday accused North Korea of firing at a South Korean government official and burning his body and urged the North to punish those responsible. The man was a government official who disappeared Monday from a South Korean ship that was checking on potential unauthorized fishing near the inter-Korean sea boundary where several inter-Korean naval skirmishes and deadly attacks blamed on North Korea have occurred. The South Korean Defense Ministry said the missing official was on North Korean shores on Tuesday afternoon.

North Korea shot dead South Korean in its waters: Seoul
North Korea shot dead South Korean in its waters: Seoul

North Korean forces shot dead a South Korean fisheries official who disappeared off a patrol vessel and ended up in Pyongyang's waters, Seoul's defence ministry said Thursday, calling it an "outrageous act".

Trump declines to commit to peaceful transfer of power, drawing swift criticism on social media
Trump declines to commit to peaceful transfer of power, drawing swift criticism on social media

Trump's response to a question about whether he would commit to a peaceful transfer of power drew a firestorm of criticism on social media.

'This city is hostile': protesters despair for justice in Breonna Taylor killing
  • US
  • 2020-09-24 02:36:22Z

To many in Louisville, the grand jury decision felt like a step backward from the recent victories in this segregated city For nearly 120 days, protesters in Louisville, Kentucky, have shouted "no justice, no peace!" as they called for charges against three police officers involved in the killing of Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old Black woman who was shot in her apartment in March as police executed a search warrant.In the minutes following the announcement that only one officer would be indicted - for wanton endangerment for firing into an apartment next door to Taylor's - a quiet, stunned sadness and simmering anger overtook Louisville's Jefferson Square Park, the epicenter of protests...

2020 Tao Beauty & Cosmetics Chamber of Commerce Mid-Year Summit Was Successfully Held to Facilitate Retail Revival
2020 Tao Beauty & Cosmetics Chamber of Commerce Mid-Year Summit Was Successfully Held to Facilitate Retail Revival

SHANGHAI, CHINA / ACCESSWIRE / September 23, 2020 / The "Retail Revival" 2020 TBCCC Mid-year Summit kicked off in Shanghai on September 3.

SHAREHOLDER DEADLINE ALERT: The Schall Law Firm Announces the Filing of a Class Action Lawsuit Against STAAR Surgical Company and Encourages Investors with Losses in Excess of $100,000 to Contact the Firm
SHAREHOLDER DEADLINE ALERT: The Schall Law Firm Announces the Filing of a Class Action Lawsuit Against STAAR Surgical Company and Encourages Investors with Losses in Excess of $100,000 to Contact the Firm

LOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / September 23, 2020 / The Schall Law Firm, a national shareholder rights litigation firm, announces the filing of a class action lawsuit against STAAR Surgical Company ("STAAR" or "the Company") (NASDAQ:STAA) for violations of 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Rule 10b-5 promulgated thereunder by the U.

Trump: Major carmakers sue US government over China tax
Trump: Major carmakers sue US government over China tax

Tesla, Ford and Mercedes-Benz object to the Trump administration's import duties on Chinese parts.

Thorn Group
Thorn Group's(ASX:TGA) Share Price Is Down 88% Over The Past Five Years.

Thorn Group Limited (ASX:TGA) shareholders will doubtless be very grateful to see the share price up 158% in the last...

Whole Foods Will Stay Open on Thanksgiving for Your Last-Minute Shopping
Whole Foods Will Stay Open on Thanksgiving for Your Last-Minute Shopping

In case you run out of chicken stock.

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