Huawei exec seeks months-long delay in US case
Vancouver (AFP) - Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou on Monday requested a four-month delay in her extradition case in Canada, citing newly obtained documents from investment bank HSBC her team claims are key to her defense. Chief financial officer Meng -- whose father is the company's founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei -- is fighting extradition to the United States, where she faces charges of bank fraud and conspiracy related to a Huawei subsidiary's alleged violations of US sanctions on Iran. Her lawyers asked that the case, which was due to resume at the end of April, be pushed to August 3, so they ...
China slams ‘double blasphemy’ by UK, US and EU, says calls for release of democrats ‘trampling on the rule of law’
China has hit back at calls from the US, UK and EU for the release of prominent pro-democracy activists jailed last Friday over a peaceful, unauthorised assembly in 2019. Beijing’s representative office in Hong Kong called the comments from other countries “unreasonable criticism” and “malicious smearing” in a statement on Sunday. “The spokesperson from the Hong Kong office of the foreign ministry expressed strong discontent and objection,” the office of the Chinese foreign ministry in Hong Kong’s statement read, describing calls to release the activists “a double blasphemy and trampling of bo...
Hong Kong Free Press
Covid-19: Hong Kong records 29 imported cases and one locally-transmitted infection of mutated virus strain
Hong Kong recorded 30 confirmed coronavirus cases on Saturday. Most were imported cases from India, while one local case was connected to a patient with the highly infectious N501Y strain of the virus, making it the second time the variant has been detected locally. The variant case announced at Sunday’s Covid-19 government press briefing is Hong Kong’s first confirmed case of the N501Y variant with no recent travel history. In all, the city has seen 221 imported cases with the variant, Centre for Health Protection officials said earlier on Saturday. Meanwhile, government officials warned of a...
Hong Kong Free Press
Ousted democrat Dennis Kwok officially resigns from Civic Party after leaving for Canada
Ousted pro-democracy lawmaker Dennis Kwok has officially withdrawn from the Civic Party after he surfaced in Canada last week. The barrister announced his decision on his Facebook page on Tuesday. “Thank you for the care and commiseration from friends over the past few days. I, Dennis Kwok, have already formally applied to resign from the Civic Party,” his statement read. Kwok, who had co-founded the party, confirmed his move to Canada with his family to Canadian newspaper The Globe and Mail last Thursday. The paper reported that the former lawmaker planned to regain his Canadian citizenship a...
Hong Kong Free Press
Gerrit Cole dominates, his catcher Kyle Higashioka strokes two homers for win over Jays
DUNEDIN, Fla. — Gerrit Cole was clearly not comfortable Monday night. He stomped around the front of the mound at TD Bank Ballpark, toeing and tamping down the dirt several times through the first two innings, before walking to the back of the mound and scraping the bottom of his cleats on the rubber spikes there. But it wasn’t the fussing that settled him in, but Kyle Higashioka. After giving up a run and fighting to find his slider in the first two innings, the Yankees’ ace retired 15 straight batters. Higashioka gave him three runs on two homers as the Bombers beat the Blue Jays 3-1. The Ya...
New York Daily News
Eat Beyond's SingCell to license alternative-meat technology from Singapore university
SINGAPORE, NNA - Venture capital firm Eat Beyond Global Holdings Inc. has announced that its portfolio company SingCell Tx Pte Ltd. has entered into a technology development agreement with the National University of Singapore to evaluate and license its plant-based edible microcarriers technology. SingCell operates as a contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO), offering its proprietary platform to third-party alternative meat companies to provide scalable processes for cultured meat manufacturing. SingCell has a rapidly growing pipeline of potential projects, noted Eat Beyond...
NNA Business News
These Were the Countries with Most Billionaires in 2020
The number of billionaires a country has is no accurate measurement of the overall growth, wealth or well-being of a nation. However, it does speak well for that country. Also, it has been seen that countries with more billionaires are usually big countries having massive economic clout. Detailed below are the countries with the most billionaires in 2020. Q4 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Countries With Most Billionaires In 2020We have used Forbes’ data on billionaires to come up with the countries with the most billionaires in 2020. A point to note is that the list of countries...
What the Oakland A’s 0-4 start means for the season
Here is an early reaction, maybe an overreaction, to the Oakland A’s first four losses of the season: The Astros look more than ready to reclaim the American League West division title from the A’s this year. Granted, the first four games of the season don’t even begin to tell whole story. But this opening series did not paint the prettiest picture for the A’s, who suffered their first four-games sweep at the Astros’ hands since June 2017. Culminating in a 9-2 loss on Easter Sunday, this was just the second four-game loss to Houston in franchise history. “We don’t feel good about it. A little ...
The Mercury News
Where the wild things are: Five of Canada's lesser-known gems
The national parks in the Canadian Rocky Mountains were already notoriously overcrowded before the pandemic. Once the crisis is over, whenever that may be, an increased desire for nature and remoteness might even strain them further. Luckily, the world's second largest country still has some gems in store. Here are five places in Canada that haven’t been conquered by the masses (yet). 1. A paradise behind the mountains Most people flying to Calgary, in the western province of Alberta, are looking to head to Banff National Park, known for the beautiful vistas of Lake Louise. However, the Rocky ...
County tax collector Joel Greenberg, Rep. Matt Gaetz visited closed Seminole tax office together on weekend, source says
ORLANDO, Fla. — Joel Greenberg, a former Florida tax official, and U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., on at least one occasion several years ago were recorded together entering the Seminole County Tax Collector’s Office when it was closed on a weekend night, according to a person familiar with office operations who saw the videotape. The person said the footage showed Greenberg and Gaetz walking into the tax collector’s Lake Mary office on Primera Drive. Greenberg was seen going through baskets where driver’s licenses, turned in by residents for disposal, were stored and later went into a back room...