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Captain astonished that his ship delivered Beirut explosive
  • World
  • 2020-08-06 20:38:16Z

When Boris Prokoshev, a former sea captain spending his retirement years in a Russian village, woke up and found an email saying a ship he once commanded had carried the ammonium nitrate that blew up swathes of Beirut, he was astonished. "I didn't understand anything," he told The Associated Press

OU Global Risks & Threats Series Leadership Forum SPECIAL EDITION: Aerospace & Defense Scheduled Aug. 22
OU Global Risks & Threats Series Leadership Forum SPECIAL EDITION: Aerospace & Defense Scheduled Aug. 22

OU Global Risks & Threats Series Leadership Forum SPECIAL EDITION: Aerospace & Defense Scheduled Aug. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of Oklahoma is presenting a special edition of its continuing OU Global Risks & Threats Series Leadership Forum on Saturday, Aug.

Should You Think About Buying Kathmandu Holdings Limited (NZSE:KMD) Now?
Should You Think About Buying Kathmandu Holdings Limited (NZSE:KMD) Now?

While Kathmandu Holdings Limited (NZSE:KMD) might not be the most widely known stock at the moment, it saw a...

Pason Systems Inc. Announces Quarterly Dividend
Pason Systems Inc. Announces Quarterly Dividend

CALGARY, AB, Aug. 6, 2020 /CNW/ - Pason Systems Inc.

Jaguar Mining Reports Second Quarter 2020 Financial Results
Jaguar Mining Reports Second Quarter 2020 Financial Results

* Consolidated Gold Production Increased 28% * Gross Profit increased 312% * Strong Treasury Position of $30.

CP highlights generational growth opportunity in meeting with New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs
CP highlights generational growth opportunity in meeting with New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs

CALGARY, AB, Aug. 6, 2020 /CNW/ - Canadian Pacific (TSX: CP) (NYSE: CP) reaffirmed its commitment to grow traffic at the Port of Saint John and stimulate economic growth and investment in New Brunswick at a meeting with Premier Blaine Higgs today.

Pason Reports Second Quarter 2020 Results
Pason Reports Second Quarter 2020 Results

CALGARY, AB, Aug. 6, 2020 /CNW/ - Pason Systems Inc.

SHAREHOLDER ACTION ALERT: The Schall Law Firm Announces the Filing of a Class Action Lawsuit Against The GEO Group, Inc. and Encourages Investors with Losses in Excess of $100,000 to Contact the Firm
SHAREHOLDER ACTION ALERT: The Schall Law Firm Announces the Filing of a Class Action Lawsuit Against The GEO Group, Inc. and Encourages Investors with Losses in Excess of $100,000 to Contact the Firm

LOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / August 6, 2020 / The Schall Law Firm, a national shareholder rights litigation firm, announces the filing of a class-action lawsuit against The GEO Group, Inc.

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR 2018 SHAREHOLDERS: The Schall Law Firm Announces the Filing of a Class Action Lawsuit Against Honeywell International Inc. and Encourages Investors with Losses in Excess of $100,000 to Contact the Firm
IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR 2018 SHAREHOLDERS: The Schall Law Firm Announces the Filing of a Class Action Lawsuit Against Honeywell International Inc. and Encourages Investors with Losses in Excess of $100,000 to Contact the Firm

LOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / August 6, 2020 / The Schall Law Firm, a national shareholder rights litigation firm, announces the filing of a class-action lawsuit against Honeywell International Inc.

Panel rejects Donald Trump
Panel rejects Donald Trump's request to add a fourth debate with Joe Biden

The Trump campaign had asked the Commission on Presidential Debates to add a fourth debate or move up the September one due to early voting.

US aid begins flowing to Lebanon in wake of deadly explosion
US aid begins flowing to Lebanon in wake of deadly explosion
  • World
  • 2020-08-06 20:20:57Z

The United States on Thursday began delivering aid to Lebanon in the aftermath of a massive deadly explosion, amid longstanding concerns about how officials can ensure that supplies get to those in need, and not to the Iranian-backed Hezbollah. The first C-17 transport aircraft with 11 pallets of food, water and medical supplies from the U.S. military's Central Command arrived from Qatar and two more were expected in the next 24 hours. U.S. officials said the administration also plans to provide at least $15 million in disaster assistance.

A Disneyland builder
A Disneyland builder's personal residence goes up for sale in Claremont

The Claremont home of late contractor Wayne Cox, who helped build portions of Disneyland, is for sale at $1.425 million.

SHAREHOLDER ACTION NOTICE: The Schall Law Firm Announces the Filing of a Class Action Lawsuit Against Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd. and Encourages Investors with Losses in Excess of $100,000 to Contact the Firm
SHAREHOLDER ACTION NOTICE: The Schall Law Firm Announces the Filing of a Class Action Lawsuit Against Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd. and Encourages Investors with Losses in Excess of $100,000 to Contact the Firm

LOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / August 6, 2020 / The Schall Law Firm, a national shareholder rights litigation firm, announces the filing of a class-action lawsuit against Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd.

Donald Trump claims Joe Biden is
Donald Trump claims Joe Biden is 'against God;' Biden aides call Trump a hypocritical divider

Biden has often talked about how his Catholic faith helped him survive the death of his first wife and their daughter in a 1972 car crash.

Argentina debt deal signals upgrades but outlook tough, rating agencies say
Argentina debt deal signals upgrades but outlook tough, rating agencies say

Argentina's $65 billion debt restructuring agreement with bondholders will likely lead to credit upgrades but is far from ensuring the country's longer-term economic future, rating agencies told Reuters on Thursday. After months of negotiations, Argentina reached an accord with key creditor groups on Tuesday to revamp the debt, after tumbling into its ninth sovereign default in May. The deal still needs to be formalized this month. Moody's sovereign ratings analyst Gabriel Torres said it did not necessarily secure a positive economic outlook beyond the short term.

Thentia Closes Series A with BDC to Bring Advanced Tech to Regulation
Thentia Closes Series A with BDC to Bring Advanced Tech to Regulation

TORONTO, ON / ACCESSWIRE / August 6, 2020 / ​​​​​​​​​Thentia, a global leader in regulatory software, has closed Series A equity financing from the Business Development Bank of Canada's Industrial, Clean and Energy Venture Fund.

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

LOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / August 6, 2020 / The Schall Law Firm, a national shareholder rights litigation firm, announces the filing of a class-action lawsuit against Kingold Jewelry, Inc.

Uber
Uber's food-delivery business doubles; COVID-19 eviscerates rides demand

The company said that despite those larger challenges it is sticking to its goal of being profitable on an adjusted basis before the end of 2021 thanks to stringent cost-cutting measures and a strong balance sheet. Uber recorded an adjusted loss in earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization of $837 million in the second quarter. Ride-hailing trips, in the past responsible for nearly two-thirds of Uber's revenue, increased 5 percentage points from their low in April, but gross bookings remained down 75% from last year.

U.S. envoy for Iran policy Brian Hook steps down
U.S. envoy for Iran policy Brian Hook steps down
  • World
  • 2020-08-06 20:07:00Z

Hook's departure comes as the U.S. pushes to extend expiring arms embargo on Iran.

Elliott Abrams named special representative for Iran
Elliott Abrams named special representative for Iran
  • World
  • 2020-08-06 19:57:06Z

Brian Hook, the administration's longtime Iran expert, is leaving.

Trump
Trump's top Iran envoy quits as US bids to extend Tehran embargo
  • World
  • 2020-08-06 19:46:02Z

* Elliott Abrams, key figure in Iran-Contra affair, to take over * US intends to bring UN resolution to extend arms embargoThe Trump administration's lead diplomat on Iran, Brian Hook, has announced his resignation days before the US attempts a high-stakes gambit against Tehran at the United Nations.He will be replaced by Elliott Abrams, who will combine the Iran special representative job with his current role as special envoy for Venezuela. Abrams is a hawk on both countries - and has combined Iranian and Latin American issues before, when he was a significant figure in the Iran-Contra affair under the Reagan administration.Hook, until now a rare survivor at the top levels of the state...

AP Analysis: Will Beirut
AP Analysis: Will Beirut's blast be a catalyst for change?
  • World
  • 2020-08-06 19:40:51Z

The massive explosion and devastation triggered by thousands of tons of chemicals improperly stored in Beirut's port is the culmination of decades of corruption that has driven one of the Middle East's most spirited countries to ruin. The staggering destruction, with losses in the billions of dollars, will compound Lebanon's multiple humanitarian catastrophes. Lebanon's rulers, many of them warlords and militia holdovers from the days of the 1975-90 civil war, have proven to be extremely resilient.

The Unique U.S. Failure to Control the Virus
The Unique U.S. Failure to Control the Virus
  • World
  • 2020-08-06 19:05:31Z

Nearly every country has struggled to contain the coronavirus and made mistakes along the way.China committed the first major failure, silencing doctors who tried to raise alarms about the virus and allowing it to escape from Wuhan. Much of Europe went next, failing to avoid enormous outbreaks. Today, many countries -- Japan, Canada, France, Australia and more -- are coping with new increases in cases after reopening parts of society.Yet even with all of these problems, one country stands alone as the only affluent nation to have suffered a severe, sustained outbreak for more than four months: the United States.When it comes to the virus, the United States has come to resemble not the...

Travelex enters administration with 1,300 UK jobs cut
Travelex enters administration with 1,300 UK jobs cut

A cyber-attack followed by the Covid-19 crisis "acutely" hit the firm, administrators said.

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tests positive for COVID-19 ahead of Trump visit
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tests positive for COVID-19 ahead of Trump visit

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has tested positive for COVID-19. DeWine was tested before he was supposed to meet President Donald Trump on Thursday.

US gun control: What is the NRA and why is it so powerful?
US gun control: What is the NRA and why is it so powerful?

The National Rifle Association is the most powerful single player in the divisive issue of US gun control.

FortisBC is hitting the street to get food where people need it most
FortisBC is hitting the street to get food where people need it most

FortisBC is providing funds and staff to help deliver meals to homes, food hubs and community kitchens SURREY, BC, Aug. 6, 2020 /CNW/ - Community food programs continue to face tremendous pressure as a result of the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Did You Participate In Any Of OFG Bancorp
Did You Participate In Any Of OFG Bancorp's (NYSE:OFG) Respectable 88% Return?

If you want to compound wealth in the stock market, you can do so by buying an index fund. But the truth is, you can...

Trump
Trump's Iran envoy quits administration as US pushes embargo
  • World
  • 2020-08-06 17:38:50Z

The Trump administration's top envoy for Iran is stepping down just as the United States tries to moves ahead with a major diplomatic effort that would extend a U.N. arms embargo against Tehran in the face of widespread international opposition. Brian Hook announced his departure on Thursday, a day after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the U.S. would call for a U.N. Security Council vote next week on a resolution to indefinitely extend the embargo, which is due to expire in October.

Is Corporate Office Properties Trust
Is Corporate Office Properties Trust's (NYSE:OFC) 7.1% ROE Better Than Average?

One of the best investments we can make is in our own knowledge and skill set. With that in mind, this article will...

Inovalis Real Estate Investment Trust Announces the Release Date for Q2 2020 Financial Results and Conference Call
Inovalis Real Estate Investment Trust Announces the Release Date for Q2 2020 Financial Results and Conference Call

/NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO U. NEWS WIRE SERVICES OR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES/TORONTO, Aug.

Fed
Fed's Brainard: Stablecoins like Libra raise 'fundamental questions' about financial stability, private money

Federal Reserve governor Lael Brainard highlighted stablecoins during a speech Thursday, remarking that they raise "fundamental questions." The post Fed's Brainard: Stablecoins like Libra raise 'fundamental questions' about financial stability, private money appeared first on The Block.

Infill Drilling Further Strengthens Higher-Grade Core at the Crawford Nickel-Cobalt Sulphide Project
Infill Drilling Further Strengthens Higher-Grade Core at the Crawford Nickel-Cobalt Sulphide Project

Highlights * Hole CR20-56 extended the strike length of the Main Zone by 375 metres, and is expected to expand the 0.3% higher grade shell by 168 metres which remains open along strike to the west.

NRA lawsuit: NY attorney general accuses Wayne LaPierre, other execs of $64M fraud scheme
NRA lawsuit: NY attorney general accuses Wayne LaPierre, other execs of $64M fraud scheme

New York Attorney General Letitia James is suing to shut down the NRA, accusing execs at the non-profit of a $64 million fraud scheme.

Is Invitae Corporation (NYSE:NVTA) Popular Amongst Institutions?
Is Invitae Corporation (NYSE:NVTA) Popular Amongst Institutions?

A look at the shareholders of Invitae Corporation (NYSE:NVTA) can tell us which group is most powerful. Generally...

North Carolina
North Carolina's Premier Mountain Retreat Is Getting a Makeover by the Resort Geniuses at Blackberry Farm

No, Blackberry Farm is not opening a third property-but this news is just as exciting.

Dan Gilbert
Dan Gilbert's Rocket Companies IPO raises $1.8 billion, launches trading on Wall Street

The IPO for Rocket Companies, the parent of Detroit-based Quicken Loans, was fueled by a super hot mortgage market and the popularity of IPOs.

'Avengers' director Anthony Russo sells Los Feliz home for $3.3 million

'Avengers' director Anthony Russo just sold his Los Feliz home for $3.299 million, nearly double the $1.775 million he paid for it a decade ago.

Is Nevro Corp. (NYSE:NVRO) Potentially Undervalued?
Is Nevro Corp. (NYSE:NVRO) Potentially Undervalued?

Nevro Corp. (NYSE:NVRO), might not be a large cap stock, but it led the NYSE gainers with a relatively large price...

'Hoping it goes well': Students among first to return offer lessons for reopening schools

Thousands of students head back to school this week, whether in person or online.

A Look At Pason Systems
A Look At Pason Systems' (TSE:PSI) Share Price Returns

Generally speaking long term investing is the way to go. But unfortunately, some companies simply don't succeed. For...

macOS 11.0 Big Sur preview
macOS 11.0 Big Sur preview

My earlier fears that it would fully surrender to the influence of iOS have thus far not come to fruition, but the iPhone's operating system continues to be the clearest indicator of future desktop updates. It's clear, of course, why one of Apple's OSes would borrow so liberally from another. One of the more unsung instances was the surprise reveal that the next version of macOS would be 11.0.

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine Tests Positive for COVID ahead of Trump Visit
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine Tests Positive for COVID ahead of Trump Visit

Ohio governor Mike DeWine tested positive for COVID-19 Thursday ahead of a scheduled meeting with President Donald Trump.DeWine received a coronavirus test in line with the standard protocol to meet the president; He planned to greet Trump on the tarmac at Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland. Trump is scheduled to tour the Whirlpool plant in Cylde, Ohio before attending a private fundraiser.The 73-year-old Republican governor is asymptomatic and will return to Columbus to be retested along with his wife Fran DeWine, according to a news release. DeWine will quarantine in his home for the next 14 days. Ohio lieutenant governor Jon Husted was also tested for the virus, but tested...

City of London faces messy future with the EU
City of London faces messy future with the EU

Britain's future access to European Union financial markets is looking increasingly patchy, as Brussels tries to limit the activities which can be carried out from London, prompting more business and jobs to cross the channel. The City of London's unfettered access to its biggest customer - worth around 26 billion pounds ($34 billion) annually - ends on Dec. 31 when Brexit transition arrangements expire. While London is expected to remain Europe's biggest financial centre with trillion-dollar foreign exchange trading and derivatives clearing staying put for now, recent moves by the EU to limit other trading activities to within the bloc have dashed the finance industry's hopes of a...

Ohio governor tests positive for COVID-19, cancels plans to greet Trump in Cleveland
Ohio governor tests positive for COVID-19, cancels plans to greet Trump in Cleveland
  • US
  • 2020-08-06 17:00:05Z

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine said on Thursday he had tested positive for COVID-19 as part of a safety protocol to greet U.S. President Donald Trump when he arrives in Cleveland to visit a Whirlpool washing machine factory. A statement issued on DeWine's Twitter feed said the governor, a Republican, had no symptoms at the present time and would return to the Ohio capital of Columbus to quarantine at home for the next 14 days. Ohio Lieutenant Governor Jon Husted also took the coronavirus test and tested negative, DeWine's statement said.

In devastated Beirut, French leader offers comfort and a hug
In devastated Beirut, French leader offers comfort and a hug
  • World
  • 2020-08-06 16:51:38Z

It was one of the most powerful moments of Emmanuel Macron's lightning visit to devastated Beirut: confronted by a distraught woman in a sea of enraged residents, the French leader stopped and offered her a hug. On a tour of the destruction, Macron got a first-hand glimpse of the public fury toward the Lebanese leadership, who are widely blamed for corruption and neglect that allowed 2,750 tons of highly explosive ammonium nitrate to ignite in a massive blast that killed more than 130 people and left tens of thousands homeless. A large crowd gathered around Macron and began chanting anti-government slogans.

Developing tropical system looms for flood-weary South Korea, Japan
Developing tropical system looms for flood-weary South Korea, Japan
  • World
  • 2020-08-06 16:49:54Z

AccuWeather meteorologists are monitoring the opportunity for a new tropical system to form in the West Pacific Ocean that could eventually result in more heavy rain for an already flood-weary portion of Asia.A tropical disturbance that caught forecasters' eyes earlier this week in the Philippine Sea continues to meander to the northwest toward the northern island of Luzon. The above satellite image shows a tropical disturbance moving westward towards the Philippines on the evening of Thursday, Aug. 6 (Photo/RAMMB) This westward motion will continue into late Friday and take the disturbance into a more favorable zone for tropical development. As the disturbance is redirected...

More signs point to U.S. economic recovery losing momentum
More signs point to U.S. economic recovery losing momentum
  • US
  • 2020-08-06 16:48:09Z

Weekly data that Reuters follows from sources ranging from the New York Federal Reserve to mobility tracking and small business payroll service providers shows that after big upticks in May and June, activity growth stalled in July as COVID-19 spread rapidly in key areas of the country across the South and Southwest. The Kronos data showed that shift growth peaked at 8.7% in May, then slowed to 5.9% in June and to just 1% in July. "We've now settled into a clear plateau in shift work growth," Dave Gilbertson, vice president for Kronos' HCM practice group, said in a statement.

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tests positive ahead of Trump visit
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tests positive ahead of Trump visit
  • World
  • 2020-08-06 16:46:49Z

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tested positive Thursday for the coronavirus just ahead of a planned meeting with President Donald Trump. The Republican governor's office said he took the test as part of standard protocol before he was to meet Trump at an airport in Cleveland.

Pence criticizes Chief Justice Roberts, says court
Pence criticizes Chief Justice Roberts, says court's future 'on the ballot in 2020'

The vice president criticized Chief Justice John Roberts after he sided against conservatives on several key cases, particularly one pertaining to abortion.

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