- A + A (Jan 17): The banker tasked with fixing Credit Suisse Group AG was ousted just nine months into the job for breaching Covid quarantine rules, throwing the Swiss financial giant into fresh turmoil as it struggles to emerge from a series of scandals. Antonio Horta-Osorio’s departure, unveiled in a surprise midnight announcement on Monday, brings an abrupt end to the tenure of a turnaround specialist who promised to instill a culture of personal responsibility at the bank after its most turbulent period since the financial crisis. He was replaced by Axel P. Lehmann, a Credit Suisse board member who oversees the risk committee but is little known outside Zurich. Horta-Osorio, who received a British knighthood after reviving Lloyds Banking Group Plc., is leaving after an investigation by the bank into reports that he broke quarantine protocols in the Switzerland and the U.K., underscoring the growing pressure on business, political and even sporting elites who … [Read more...] about Credit Suisse plunged into chaos after Horta-Osorio ousted
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Senior Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein (Bernama filepix) - A + A KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 17): Security threats along the national borders and vast territorial waters require strong cooperation with other countries especially ASEAN neighbours through defence diplomacy to protect its sovereignty, said Senior Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein. He said that in order to realise this, the Trilateral Cooperative Arrangement (TCA), which is still in force, would be upgraded to the level of Defence Ministers of Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines. “I will go to Surabaya (Indonesia) this Jan 27 to meet my counterparts from the two countries to discuss it. Malaysia and Indonesia too will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on comprehensive defence cooperation which will be the first between the two countries. “In addition, we will resume the General Border Committee Malaysia-Indonesia (GBC Malindo) meeting in February to be … [Read more...] about Curbing threats to security needs strong cooperation, defence diplomacy
BELGRADE (Reuters) - Serbia's premier on Sunday denounced as "scandalous" Australia's decision to deport tennis superstar Novak Djokovic over his decision not to be vaccinated against COVID-19, and the Serbian president said he would always be welcome in his homeland. A unanimous ruling by a three-judge bench rejecting Djokovic's appeal against the cancellation of his visa dealt a final blow to his hopes of chasing a record 21st Grand Slam win at the Australian Open. "I think the court decision is scandalous...I find it unbelievable that we have two completely contradictory court decisions within the span of just a few days," Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic told reporters in Belgrade. "I am disappointed...I think it demonstrated how the rule of law is functioning or better to say not functioning in some other countries. In any case, I can hardly wait to see Novak Djokovic in our own country, in Serbia." Djokovic, 34, boarded an Emirates flight in Melbourne bound for … [Read more...] about Serbia says Australia’s decision to deport Djokovic ‘scandalous’
Charlie Hunnam’s new movie “Jungleland” looks outstanding. The plot of the film, according to the YouTube description , is, “A bare-knuckle boxer reluctantly travels across the country with his brother for one last fight.” (REVIEW: ‘ Westworld ’ Season 3 Ends With The Possible Deaths Of Multiple Characters) Judging from the trailer, this one is going to be an emotional roller coaster for viewers with Hunnam leading the way. Give it watch below. I don’t know about you guys, but I think this movie looks damn good. It looks like it’s more about two brothers than it is boxing, and I can get down with that. Despite what you all might think, I do have a bit of a soft spot in my heart for emotional films and movies. For those of you who don’t know, Hunnam is a damn good actor. He became a superstar on FX’s “Sons of Anarchy” and has only continued to make solid films ever since the show ended. He starred in “ The Gentlemen ,” which was a really good movie. … [Read more...] about Watch Charlie Hunnam In The Trailer For The Upcoming Boxing Movie ‘Jungleland’
The Kansas City Chiefs beating the Pittsburgh Steelers 42-21 Sunday night put up some big TV ratings. According to TVSeriesFinale.com , Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs beating the Steelers and Big Ben averaged 22.74 million viewers in the early data. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Due to the fact it was a live sporting event, the final number will be higher. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Kansas City Chiefs (@chiefs) Folks, that’s an absolutely absurd rating for any football game other than the Super Bowl. It was a Wild Card round game, and it averaged nearly 23 million viewers! If that’s not insane, I don’t know what is. As I’ve said too many times to count, business is booming for the NFL, and there’s no doubt about that. View this post on Instagram A post shared by … [Read more...] about The Chiefs Beating The Steelers Puts Up Huge TV Ratings
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin The Australian Open (“AO”) is one of the year’s premier professional tennis events with a global viewership of nearly one billion viewers. This year, in partnership with Tennis Australia and Decentraland, the Australian Open is fully immersing itself in the world of NFTs and the metaverse. "We had over 812,000 people attend AO2020 - which was a record year for us. Numbers were understandably down in 2021, however we're seeing fantastic ticket sales in the lead up to AO2022. We're certainly seeing a drive from Melbournians to return to live sport and we can't wait to see hundreds of thousands of people back in the precinct enjoying the AO's festival of sport and entertainment," said Cedric Cornelis, Tennis Australia Chief Commercial Officer Metaverses such as Decentraland and Sandbox are virtual worlds where users can own, develop, and interact with digital land through their VR headsets or internet browsers. These crypto and … [Read more...] about The Australian Open Swings Into The Metaverse, Will It Be An Ace?
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Ether prices climbed today, rising above $3,200 this afternoon and then staying above that level since then. The world’s second-most valuable digital currency by market value climbed to $3,263.35 around noon EST, CoinDesk figures show. Since that time, it has traded within a very tight range, fluctuating between roughly $3,200 and $3,265, additional CoinDesk data reveals. Following these latest price movements, several analysts offered their takes on the cryptocurrency’s recent volatility and its future prospects. [Ed note: Investing in cryptocoins or tokens is highly speculative and the market is largely unregulated. Anyone considering it should be prepared to lose their entire investment.] ‘A Strong Bounce’ “We saw a bounce in the broader digital asset market today,” said Brett Sifling, an investment advisor for Gerber Kawasaki Wealth & Investment Management . “Ethereum had a strong bounce off the … [Read more...] about Ether Prices Bounced Back Today—What’s Next For The Digital Currency?
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies and NFTs have had a mixed beginning to 2022, with the bitcoin price recording one of its worst-ever starts to a new year. Subscribe now to Forbes' CryptoAsset & Blockchain Advisor and discover hot new NFT and crypto blockbusters poised for 1,000% gains However, the non-fungible token (NFT) market has gone from strength to strength as marketplace OpenSea generated nearly $2.7 billion in volume since January 1 and is on track for its highest volume month ever. Ethereum and its biggest rivals Binance's BNB, solana and cardano have also struggled along with bitcoin. Now, after an investment giant issued a shock bitcoin prediction , cryptocurrencies and NFTs are braced for some of the biggest names in crypto to come together for the North American Bitcoin Conference—with billionaire investor Mark Cuban set to join crypto-friendly Miami Mayor Francis Suarez on stage. Subscribe now to … [Read more...] about Bitcoin, Crypto And NFTs Are Braced For A Big Week As Extreme Price Swings Hit Ethereum, BNB, Solana, Cardano And XRP
PATONG: Any person whose face matches a photocopy of one of the passports seized in Haad Yai last week can claim 10,000 baht and a handwritten chit to reclaim the passport in Bangkok from a man waiting on Thaweewong Rd. Clutching his belt pouch tight, the philanthropist, who identified himself only as “Mr May”, said he will give 10,000 baht to any person whose face matches one of the passport photocopies. He told Gazette reporters yesterday that he will also give them a document that will enable them to collect their passport from Bangkok. The Gazette understands that those whose passports were seized paid only 2,500 baht for the dodgy service, so it appears that the charitable Mr May is not only covering the initial fee but also, remarkably, expenses. Immigration Chief Pol Col Apirak Hongtong denied any knowledge of Mr May, saying, “I don’t know of, nor have I heard of, any such person. He is probably an agent for the [immigration officials] who broke the law. “No one who has had his … [Read more...] about A glorious act of philanthropy
A wild week of upsets led to big changes in the AP Top 25. Amid the chaos, a familiar team returned to the top. Preseason No. 1 Gonzaga climbed back to the top of The Associated Press men’s college basketball poll released Monday, ending Baylor’s five-week run. The Bulldogs had 25 first-place votes, 11 fewer than No. 2 Auburn, but edged the Tigers in overall points to take the top spot. Auburn has its highest ranking since reaching No. 2 in 1999-2000 after moving up two spots. Arizona, Purdue and Baylor rounded out the top five. Gonzaga (14-2, 3-0 West Coast) continued its roll since losing to Alabama on Dec. 4, stretching its winning streak to seven games with blowouts over BYU and Santa Clara last week. The rest of the AP Top 25 didn’t fare quite as well, with 13 teams losing, including nine on Saturday. Eight teams lost to unranked opponents. Baylor’s tenure at the top ended with losses to No. 18 Texas Tech and Oklahoma State. It was the first time the Bears lost … [Read more...] about AP men’s college basketball poll: Gonzaga back at No. 1, CSU Rams earns votes