It’s ‘complicated’: Hong Kong’s Carrie Lam backtracks on plans to include her own job in anti-bribery law
Hong Kong’s leader has backtracked on a pledge to extend an anti-bribery law so that it covers her own job, saying such a move would raise constitutional problems.In an interview with Now News on Sunday, Carrie Lam said she would not during her current term amend the Prevention of Bribery Ordinance to include the Chief Executive, because of the “constitutional position of the Chief Executive in the SAR political system.”In the interview, Lam said Beijing would take care of the matter if the Chief Executive was in violation of the ordinance.“If the incumbent Chief Executive did any of these act...
Hong Kong Free Press
Biden's plans to tank legal protections for the firearms industry will bankrupt gun makers
By Duncan SmithLike a good left-wing Democrat, Joe Biden plans to bankrupt the firearms industry if he actually becomes president and Democrats manage to steal the two U.S. Senate seats up for grabs in Georgia during January run-off elections.How you ask?Simple. Allow firearms makers to get sued out of business.Breitbart News firearms correspondent Awr Hawkins writes:Former Vice President Joe Biden’s plan to do away with the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA) could bankrupt the entire firearms industry.President George W. Bush signed the PLCAA into law in 2005 as a way of protec...
The National Sentinel
Davies discusses future plans, picking Bayern Munich and ‘doing a Bale’
Alphonso Davies is planning on spending a long time at Bayern Munich and is not ruling out a move up the field from left-back at some stage in the future, a la Gareth Bale.For now, the highly-rated 20-year-old is happy to be filling a defensive berth for the Bundesliga title holders.He was asked to slot into that role after breaking into the first-team at the Allianz Arena, with an immediate impact made on the grandest of stages.A meteoric rise to prominence has seen Davies become one of the hottest prospects in world football, with the 2019-20 campaign seeing him play a prominent role in treb...
GHAMRO To Stop Radio, TV Stations From Playing Music
Ahmed Banda, aka Bandex, Vice-Chairman of GHAMROThe Ghana Music Rights Organisation (GHAMRO), a collective society, has revealed plans of stopping radio and television stations in the country from using music to promote their activities as well as their networks.The society said radio and television stations are suppose to obtain license from the society before using music on their networks.It said most of the stations are currently using music without license or approval from the society.“GHAMRO is an organisation registered under the laws of Ghana and further authorised by law to basically l...
Daily Guide Network
Finance minister lays out plans for 2021
The government will accelerate investment next year in the areas of digital, wellness and the green economy, Finance Minister Arkom Termpittayapaisith says.Speaking at the Bangkok Post International Forum 2020 “Beyond the Pandemic: A Decade of Challenges from 2021” at Centara Grand at CentralWorld, Mr Arkom said the ministry has invested in a wellness elderly complex for senior citizens on land owned by the Finance Ministry.To spur digitisation, the ministry is considering requiring any government project that borrows foreign funds to include a technology transfer component. Mr Arkom also want...
The Bangkok Post
The things they say:
"Thanksgiving plans are going to be the same and totally different at the same time. She's still gonna cook for 20 people but it's just gonna be me." Country superstar Garth Brooks is looking forward to a Thanksgiving feast as his wife Trisha Yearwood refuses to dial down her cooking plans just because COVID-19 will keep them apart from family members and friends.©2020 WENNProvided by SyndiGate Media Inc.
Drahi’s Altice buyout now underway
25 Nov 2020Patrick Drahi’s plans to take Altice Europe private are now well underway, with the businessman’s previously outlined EUR4.11 (USD4.88) cash offer for each issued and outstanding common A and common B share now open. The offer price represents a premium of 23.8% over the closing price on 10 September 2020 (i.e. prior to the initial announcement of the offer). The offer period will run from 25 November 2020 to 21 January 2021 (unless extended), and non-conflicted board members fully support and recommend the offer.The Offeror, Next Private, is a direct subsidiary of Next Alt, which i...
Smaller turkeys may be hard to find as COVID-19 shrinks Thanksgiving plans
DETROIT — The [more intimate Thanksgiving gatherings expected this year](While there is no turkey shortage across the board, Brian Weberman, director of poultry for Kaps Wholesale, a distributor in Detroit’s Eastern Market district, said consumers can expect to face a harder time finding smaller turkeys.Most small turkeys are hens or female. Larger turkeys, those that weigh more than 16 pounds are male and called Toms. About 40 million turkeys are eaten each Thanksgiving, according to the National Turkey Federation, an advocate for the turkey industry.“There’s no need for a 28-pound turkey,” W...
Detroit Free Press
Philippine pro chess body bares plans for maiden tourney
Philippine pro chess body bares plans for maiden tourneyRick Olivares(Philstar.com) – November 23, 2020 – 1:04pmMANILA, Philippines – The Professional Chess Association of the Philippines (PCAP) is launching the first professional chess tournament in the world on January 15, 2021.PCAP was granted a professional license this past July 28, 2020 by the Games and Amusements Board.According to PCAP commissioner Atty. Paul Elauria, the pro chess circuit will have elements pulled from the NBA, PBA, and even Major League Baseball.“Structurally, we are closer to the NBA as the competition is more geogr...
Zen inks deal to launch Gigabit services over CityFibre network
23 Nov 2020Privately-owned ISP Zen Internet has announced plans to offer full fibre services to end users across the United Kingdom by teaming up with wholesale full fibre provider CityFibre. Zen, which claims to be the UK’s largest independently owned telecommunications and technology service provider, becomes the third national ISP to join CityFibre’s ‘rapidly expanding’ national open access networks as the latter progresses its GBP4 billion (USD5.3 billion) Gigabit City Investment Programme.The first locations set to enjoy access to Zen’s 1Gbps services will be Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Worth...