Taiwan's lucrative fishing industry has come under fire for subjecting its migrant workforce to forced labour and other abuses, contrasting with the government's promotion of the democratic island as a regional human rights beacon.
All 18 AFL clubs will have an AFLW team by 2023 after the AFL Commission approved plans for further expansion of the women's competition.AFLW will also be brought forward on the calendar next season in order to avoid a scheduling overlap with the men's competition.
Hamas launched rockets at Tel Aviv and toward Jerusalem early on Thursday (May 13) and Israel vowed to keep pummeling the Islamist faction in Gaza despite a prediction by U.S. President Joe Biden that their fiercest hostilities in years might end soon.At least 67 people have been killed in Gaza since violence escalated on Monday, according to the enclave's health ministry. Seven people have been killed in Israel, medical officials said.Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday a Gaza City brigade commander and 15 other members of the Islamist militant group were killed in air strikes.Israel launched its military action after Hamas fired rockets in retaliation for Israeli police clashes with Palestinians in East Jerusalem, including at a holy site during the fasting month of Ramadan. A Palestinian source said truce efforts by Egypt, Qatar and the United Nations had made no progress to end the violence."We are fed up, go away..leave us," Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Wednesday during a televised speech, referring to Israel and the U.S. "We will stay like a thorn in your eyes, we will never leave our country."
Joe Biden choked on his words when he was asked how he thought his late son Beau, would judge the first 100 days of his presidency. In an interview in which the president was asked about everything from bins response to the pandemic to Liz Cheney’s dispute with the Republican leadership, the last question was about his late son, who died in 2015 from a brain tumour. If he were able to call Mr Biden, how would he think his son would judge the first 100 days of his presidency, the president was asked.
The Lakers opted to wait to hang their banner until fans could be back inside the Staples Center.
Only four months after securing Series B fundraising of $310 million, Chinese autonomous driving company WeRide says it has achieved its Series C funding round that brings its post-money valuation to $3 billion. WeRide intends to use this funding round to invest in R&D and commercialization as it works towards the next-generation of Level 4 driving, a term that means a vehicle can drive without human intervention in some environments and conditions. WeRide has scored a slew of large investments over the past year, including its $200 million strategic round in December from Chinese bus maker Yutong.
The Presbyterian Church of Queensland has gone into receivership, raising questions about the fate of its aged-care facilities, schools and other operations.Receivers PwC Australia intend to continue operations while it carries out a sweeping review of the church's activities and financial position.
More cheap flights could be on the way if Australians snap up the remaining 137,000 cut-price fares.The Morrison government in March announced 800,000 half-price flights to boost tourism in regions struggling because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Australian technology stocks have had more punishment and most shares were lower following inflation concerns in the US.76 per cent after a big rise in US inflation bludgeoned Wall Street and sent bond yields surging.
Highlights of this day in history: Pope John Paul II shot; English colonists arrive at what becomes Jamestown; Winston Churchill gives his first speech as British prime minister; The U.S. declares war on Mexico; Singer Stevie Wonder born. (May 13)
Apple Inc on Wednesday said Antonio García Martínez, a former Facebook Inc product manager who joined Apple recently to work in its advertising business, is no longer with the company. García Martínez, who came to Silicon Valley after a stint on Wall Street, wrote the 2016 book "Chaos Monkeys" about his time in the technology industry. Technology news publication The Verge reported on Wednesday that more than 2,000 Apple employees https://www.theverge.com/2021/5/12/22432909/apple-petition-hiring-antonio-garcia-martinez-chaos-monkeys-facebook had signed an internal petition sent to the company's leaders with concerns about what the petition writers described as sexist and racist views in the book and whether Apple had followed its own rules in hiring García Martínez.
(Bloomberg) -- Brookfield Asset Management Inc. and IFM Investors Pty are considering bidding for Singapore Telecommunications Ltd.’s portfolio of Australian mobile phone towers, according to people familiar with the matter, joining a crowded field of possible suitors for the digital infrastructure assets.A deal for the towers, held under Singtel’s Australian subsidiary, Optus, could value the assets at about A$2 billion ($1.5 billion), the people said, asking not to be named discussing confidential matters. First round offers may be due as soon as later this month, the people said.American Tower Corp. is also among the potential bidders, the people said. A group known as Symphony Consortium, consisting of local telecom operator Stilmark Holdings Pty with U.S. provider ATN International Inc. and Canadian pension investor OMERS Infrastructure Management Inc. said in November it plans to participate in the sale.Deliberations are ongoing and the prospective suitors could decide not to proceed with offers, the people said. Representatives for American Tower, Brookfield, IFM and Singtel declined to comment. A representative for Symphony Consortium did not respond to requests for comment.The potential sale comes amid a series of sizable telecommunication towers deals in recent months. Spain’s Cellnex Telecom SA agreed in November to buy CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd.’s European telecommunication towers for about $12 billion, while American Tower inked a deal in January to buy a portfolio of towers in Europe and South America from a unit of Telefonica SA for about $9.4 billion.Telstra Corp., Optus’s main rival in the Australian telecommunications market, said in March that plans to sell a stake in its own towers arm were on track, and that binding offers would be due in the second quarter of 2022.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.
WeRide, a China-based autonomous driving startup backed by Nissan, Renault and Mitsubishi Motors, said it raised "hundreds of millions" of dollars in a funding round that it said valued the firm at $3.3 billion. WeRide, which is testing vehicles in California, as well as in China's southern city of Guangzhou - where it is headquartered - and the central city of Zhengzhou, did not disclose details on the size of the funding. Investors taking part in the latest funding round include IDG Capital and Homeric Capital, WeRide said in a statement on Thursday.
* Graphic: World FX rates https://tmsnrt.rs/2RBWI5E * Dollar stands tall after strong CPI print * Traders shift focus on jobless claims and retail sales * New Zealand dollar gains on reopening hopes By Stanley White TOKYO, May 13 (Reuters) - The dollar held gains on Thursday, supported by higher Treasury yields after a bigger-than-expected rise in U.S. consumer prices fanned fears about an increase in inflationary pressure. Traders will now turn attention to U.S. weekly jobless claims due later on Thursday and retail sales numbers on Friday for guidance on whether upward pressure on prices will persist.
A former NSW bureaucrat warned his colleague that people could "get hurt" if his preferred contractors weren't selected for a project involving Sydney highway repairs, an anti-corruption hearing has heard.Ex-Roads and Maritime Services employees Alexandre Dubois and Craig Steyn allegedly awarded more than $41 million in contracts to companies with which they were linked, receiving almost $7m in kickbacks over the decade to 2019.
Excited Kmart shoppers have declared this cleaning gadget a 'game changer' when it comes to tackling tough jobs around the home. Find out what the buzz is all about here.
Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by, and welcome to the Eastman Kodak Q1 2021 earnings conference call. You may access the presentation and the webcast for today's call on our investor center at investor.kodak.com.
Joining me on today's call are Christian Gormsen, president and chief executive officer; and Adam Laponis, chief financial officer. Christian and Adam will provide prepared remarks, and then we will open the call to Q&A. Before we begin, I'd like to remind you that some of the matters discussed in this conference call will contain forward-looking statements regarding future events as outlined in our slides.
BOOT earnings call for the period ending March 27, 2021.
OR earnings call for the period ending March 31, 2021.