Bernie Sanders’ mittens trend on Inauguration Day, Twitter reacts: ‘We want to keep warm’
Bernie Sanders unintentionally stole the spotlight at the presidential inauguration Wednesday, and he did it with a pair of patterned mittens.Read More
Saints' Drew Brees battled torn rotator cuff, injured foot during regular season, wife reveals
Drew Brees looked like a version of his former self in the New Orleans Saints divisional round loss against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and it’s likely because he battled a number of injuries throughout the 2020 season.Read More
Marc Thiessen: 'Spectacular' Biden inaugural address 'like a soothing balm' for 'wounded' nation
President Joe Biden's inaugural address was "spectacular" and "just what the country needed" after several weeks of political strife, Fox News contributor and former George W. Bush speechwriter Marc Thiessen said Wednesday.Read More
Missouri records that nearly 300,000 deer were harvested this hunting season, up from last year
Missouri’s Department of Conservation reported that nearly 300,000 deer were harvested in the most recent hunting season. This number is higher than last year’s harvest by about 11,000.Read More
Biden names interim agency heads amid delay in Cabinet confirmations
President Biden unveiled a list of officials on Wednesday who will serve as the interim heads of government agencies in the early days of his administration.Read More
South Korea’s NPS, Allianz jointly buy 50% of Singapore’s OUE Bayfront for $478 mln
Allianz Real Estate enters purchase agreement on behalf of the two investors, with transaction value translating to a passing yield of 3.6%. Deal expected to close by end of February. Read More
The challenge of sustaining sustainability
Periodic reviews, transparent integrity audits and desire for continual improvements during the journey might be essential to keep investors on the ESG trail. Read More
Sustainability bonds become fashionable among fashion brands
Adrian Cheng's K11 mall joins Chanel and Burberry in issuing a sustainability-linked bond, which commits the company to a renewable-energy goal. Read More
ORI Capital announces first closing of $400 mln fund after Kymab exit
Hong Kong healthcare fund manager and other shareholders this week announced exit from Kymab in $1.1 billion deal with French drugmaker Sanofi. Read More
Second life for Asia’s secondaries market
The secondaries may have struggled to find their feet after the global financial crisis, but have been a quiet achiever over the past few years. In Asia, they are now seen as set to blossom. Read More
07 OUT DARK SKY® ALQUEVA In the top 100 of 2020 Sustainable Destinations
07 OUT DARK SKY® ALQUEVA IN THE TOP 100 OF 2020 SUSTAINABLE DESTINATIONS In 2020, Dark Sky® Alqueva reaches the Top 100 of Sustainable Destinations in an atypical year where rural destinations reached and conquered an important space in tourist demand. People began to feel the need for space, to have fewer people...
Augusta raises additional $115m for litigation and dispute funding
Investment in response to growing demand from lawyers Augusta, the UK’s largest litigation and disputes funder by case volume announces it has raised a further US $115m from a multi-billion-dollar US-based investment manager. In 2018, Augusta secured £150m from a global investment fund, to finance business growth and investment in funding cases....
An affiliate of Sun European Partners announces that it has completed the sale of Famosa
Sun European Partners, LLP (“Sun European Partners” or “Sun”) today announces that one of its affiliates has completed the sale of Fábricas Agrupadas de Muñecas de Onil, S.A. (“Famosa” or “the Company”), a leading designer, developer, manufacturer and distributer of toys in Spain and throughout the world, to Giochi Preziosi S.p.A.. Famosa,...
Huge Tax Changes for Self-Employed Following Publication of New Legislation
On 11 July 2019, the Government published draft legislation outlining the IR35 changes coming to the private sector, which are expected to affect 250,000 businesses. The reform will impact users and suppliers of personal service company contractors in the private sector. Companies have only nine months to plan for the new off-payroll changes, as they...
Young people pick their banking partners for the future
Battle of the brands Generation Z calls the brands it will bank on in 2030 Britain Banks most trusted for handling payments and safe storage of dataTech brands first choice for creating smart, real-time servicesAs a sector, financial services scores poorly for ethics and positive social impact More than two in five young people (43%) believe that...
Report Aims at ‘Reconciling’ France and Algeria, Its Former Colony
A government-commissioned study offers proposals to address longstanding grievances. But it does not recommend an official apology and skirts the issue of systemic torture.PARIS — President Emmanuel Macron of France on Wednesday received a much-anticipated report aimed at achieving a “reconciliation of memories between France and Algeria,” two...
Zimbabwe's Foreign Minister Dies From Covid-19
HARARE, Zimbabwe — Zimbabwe’s minister of foreign affairs and international trade, Sibusiso Busi Moyo, has died, the office of the president said on Wednesday. The cause was complications related to Covid-19. Mr. Moyo became the fourth high-ranking official in Zimbabwe to succumb to the virus since the start of the pandemic.“The late minister...
The Times's 24-Hour Global Relay: New York to Hong Kong and Seoul to London
From New York to Hong Kong/Seoul to London, journalists can collaborate around the clock to report on a breaking story.Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together.Time zones can pose a challenge for a news operation that covers the breadth of the world. But they can...
Violence in Sudan’s Darfur Region Dims Hopes of a Long-Sought Peace
The deadly unrest comes just weeks after United Nations and African Union peacekeepers said they would end their mission in the region.NAIROBI, Kenya — Hundreds of people have been killed or injured in violence that enveloped Sudan’s Darfur region in recent days, dampening hopes for long-lasting peace in an area that has been plagued by fighting...
Uganda’s Leader of 35 Years Is Re-elected Amid Accusations of Vote-Rigging
President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni was declared the winner although his main opponent said the result was “fabricated.”NAIROBI, Kenya — President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni of Uganda has won a sixth term, the country’s electoral commission said on Saturday, after a campaign marred by a lethal crackdown on the opposition, an internet blackout and accusations...
World leaders react to Biden’s inauguration: 'A great day for democracy'
Joe Biden’s inauguration as the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday drew congratulations from many leaders around the world.Read More
Madrid blast kills 2, destroys building; cause linked to gas leak, mayor says
A loud explosion apparently caused by a gas leak has partially destroyed a residential building in the center of Spain's capital on Wednesday, killing two people and injuring at least two more, according to officials.Read More
China says Sec. Pompeo is 'doomsday clown’ following allegations of genocide in Xinjiang
China’s Foreign Ministry described outgoing U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday as a “doomsday clown” and said his designation of China as a perpetrator of genocide and crimes against humanity was merely “a piece of wastepaper.”Read More
Guatemala buses more migrants back to Honduras; small groups press on toward Mexico
A once large caravan of Honduran migrants that pushed its way into Guatemala last week had dissipated by Tuesday in the face of Guatemalan security forces.Read More
Macron calls on Biden for greater US military involvement
French President Emmanuel Macron hoped on Tuesday that U.S. President-elect Joe Biden will show a greater military commitment to fight against Islamic extremists in several theaters of conflict and especially in the Middle East.Read More