Concourse evacuated after RSW Burger King catches fire

first_imgAdvertisementTags: Burger KingRSW AdvertisementFire crews were able to put out the fire that started in the stove area of the Burger King fast-food restaurant. The area is currently being ventilated and investigated. Advertisement Flights for Frontier and Southwest that would have gone out of concourse B will be transferred to other concourses, airport officials said. Advertisement Brothers arrested after reckless driving and threatening a woman’s life at RSW May 24, 2021 After a 10-year absence, Burger King is bringing back this fan favorite May 18, 2021 RSW sees near-record passenger count in April May 19, 2021center_img AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Concourse B was evacuated while fire crews worked to put out the blaze just before 8 a.m., according to RSW.One plane was moved away from the concourse as a precaution. AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments RSW named fastest growing airport in the country May 12, 2021 FORT MYERS, Fla. – A concourse at the Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) was evacuated Friday morning after the airport’s Burger King sparked flames. RELATEDTOPICSlast_img read more

All of this weekend’s Laois GAA Fixtures

first_imgHome Sport GAA All of this weekend’s Laois GAA Fixtures SportGAAGaelic FootballHurling Pinterest THURSDAY, APRIL 26All games at 7.15pm with first-named team at home unless stated otherwiseLaois Shopping Centre ACFL Division 1(Senior Inter County Footballers Available)Stradbally v PortlaoiseSt Joseph’s v The Heath at 8pmPortarlington v BallylinanGraiguecullen v O’DempseysLaois Shopping Centre ACFL Division 1B Round 5(Senior Inter County Footballers Available)Mountmellick v EmoKilleshin v RosenallisCrettyard v Arles/KilcruiseLaois Shopping Centre ACFL Division 2(Senior Inter County Footballers Available)Timahoe  v CourtwoodMidlands Park Hotel U-17 Hurling League Division 1 Clough Ballacolla Mountrath v The Harps in Mountrath at 7pmFRIDAY, APRIL 27All games at 6.30pm with first-named team at home unless stated otherwiseMidlands Park Hotel U-17 Football League Division 2Spink v Clonaslee St Manmans at 7pmMidlands Park Hotel U-15 Football League Division 1Ballyroan Abbey v St PaulsMidlands Park Hotel U-13 Hurling League Division 1Rathdowney Errill v Clough-Ballacolla in ErrillCastletown Slieve Bloom v Borris-KilcottonCamross v PortlaoiseAbbeyleix v The HarpsMidlands Park Hotel U-13 Hurling League Division 2Na Fianna v Rosenallis in BallyfinBallinakill v Park Ratheniska-TimahoeRaheen Parish Gaels v Clonaslee in venue TBCMountrath v St Pauls PortarlingtonSATURDAY, APRIL 28All games at 7.15pm with first-named team at home unless stated otherwise WhatsApp WhatsApp Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding TAGSLaois GAA Fixtures Pinterest Rugby Facebook It’s another busy week of action on the Laois GAA pitches with a full round of Division 1A and B football on Thursday night, refixed Division 1 hurling at the weekend, key games in the Palmer and Kelly Cups and a hectic schedule of underage fixtures.MONDAY, APRIL 23All games at 6.30pm with first-named team at home unless stated otherwiseMidlands Park Hotel U-15 Hurling League Division 1Camross v Castletown-Slieve BloomPortlaoise v Rathdowney-ErrillRosenallis v The HarpsClough-Ballacolla v Abbeyleix St LazariansMidlands Park Hotel U-15 Hurling League Division 2Na Fianna v Clonaslee in BallyfinMountrath v Raheen Parish GaelsMidlands Park Hotel U-15 Football League Division 1Na Fianna Og v Portarlington in Barrowhouse at 6.30pmTUESDAY, APRIL 24All games at 7.15pm with first-named team at home unless stated otherwiseSenior Football Inter County Challenge GameLaois v Meath in Graiguecullen at 7.30pmLaois Shopping Centre ACFL Division 3Ballylinan v O’DempseysBallyroan Abbey v TimahoePortlaoise v Stradbally at 7pmThe Rock v KilleshinMidlands Park Hotel U-13 Football League Division 1Portlaoise v Ballylinan at 6.30pmWEDNESDAY, APRIL 25All games at 7.15pm with first-named team at home unless stated otherwiseLaois Shopping Centre ACHL Division 1ABallyfin v BallinakillLaois Shopping Centre ACHL Division 3Ballypickas v Rathdowney ErrillLaois Shopping Centre ACHL Division 4Clough-Ballacolla v Abbeyleix St LazariansLaois Shopping Centre ACHL Division 4Camross v KyleLaois Shopping Centre ACFL Division 5Trumera v Mountrath at 6.45pmMidlands Park Hotel U-17 Football League Division 2Ballylinan v Park Ratheniska at 7pmO’Dempsey’s v Na Fianna Og at 7pmMidlands Park Hotel U-17 Football League Division 2Rosenallis v Spink at 7pmMidlands Park Hotel U-17 Football League Division 1Sarsfields v Portlaoise at 7pmStradbally Parish Gaels v Portarlington at 7pmSt Joseph’s v The Heath at 7pmEmo-Courtwood-The Rock v Ballyroan AbbeyMidlands Park Hotel U-13 Football League Division 3Portlaoise v O’Dempseys at 6.30pmBallyroan Abbey v St Pauls at 6.30pmMidlands Park Hotel U-13 Football League Division 3Spink v The Rock at 6.30pm Facebook Previous articleRound Up: Mixed day for Laois based soccer teamsNext articlePortlaoise claim U-19 CCFL Division 1 title Steven Millerhttp://www.laoistoday.ieSteven Miller is owner and managing editor of LaoisToday.ie. From Laois, Steven studied Journalism in DCU and has 14 years experience in the media, almost 10 of those in an editorial role. Husband of Emily, father of William and Lillian, he’s happiest when he’s telling stories or kicking a point.center_img Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Laois Shopping Centre ACFL Division 2St Joseph’s v Barrowhouse at 7pmLaois Shopping Centre ACFL Division 4The Rock v EmoThe Harps v Arles-Killeen – TBCSpink v Arles-KilcruiseCrettyard v CamrossLaois Shopping Centre ACHL Division 1Portlaoise v Clough-Ballacolla at 7pmLaois Shopping Centre Palmer CupShanahoe Gaels v Abbeyleix at 5pmMidlands Park Hotel U-17 Hurling League Division 1Ballinakill Gaels v Rathdowney Errill at 6.30pm Council All of this weekend’s Laois GAA Fixtures SUNDAY, APRIL 29All games at 7pm with first-named team at home unless stated otherwiseLaois Shopping Centre ACHL Division 3Mountrath v Borris-KilcottonRathdowney Errill v Ballinakill in ErrillCamross v Park Ratheniska-TimahoePortlaoise v BallypickasLaois Shopping Centre ACFL Division 2Ballyfin v KilcavanKelly Cup Semi Finals(Extra time if necessary)Stradbally v CourtwoodArles Kilcruise v O’Dempsey’sMidlands Park Hotel U-17 Football League Division 1Ballyroan Abbey v Sarsfields at 6pmMidlands Park Hotel U-17 Football League Division 2Clonaslee v Portlaoise B at 6.30pmMidlands Park Hotel U-13 Football League Division 1Stradbally Parish Gaels v St Joseph’s at 4.30pmSEE ALSO – Five Laois players named on Division 4 team of the year RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dining Community By Steven Miller – 23rd April 2018 Twitter Twitterlast_img read more

Cadillac will reveal its first electric crossover in April

first_img We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Cadillac will reveal its first electric vehicle, a crossover, in April 2020, GM Authority reported early February, with General Motors president Mark Reuss underscoring how the automaker plans to turn the luxury marque into a mostly electric-driven brand “by the end of this decade.”According to a sales call with Reuss, Cadillac’s first EV will draw inspiration from the digital Cadillac crossover renderings shown at the 2019 Detroit auto show.The vehicle will debut the brand’s new electric architecture that, according to Reuss, can be thought of as like “an ice cube tray” in terms of the layout of its batteries. The architecture will underpin a few different models, and the number of “cubes” of battery cells can go up or down as the body style shrinks and enlarges. RELATED TAGSCadillacSUVLuxuryElectric CarsElectric VehiclesLuxury VehiclesNew Vehicles See More Videos The new electric GMC Hummer will boast 1,000 silent horsepowerGM is also in the midst of bringing back Hummer – a brand once known for its thirst for fuel – as an electric-only model. The same sales call also revealed some details about the release of Hummer’s comeback.The first Hummer EV will be introduced by GMC on May 20, with deliveries to start in the fall of 2021, apparently just before rivals from Ford and Tesla show off their truck EVs.Up to three motors can be fitted to the Hummer, with the base model having one motor sending power to the rear wheels; a mid-range model featuring an extra motor powering the front wheels; and a top-of-the-line model showing off dual rear motors working in conjunction with a front motor.LISTEN: Are you a ‘garage orphan?’ You might be one and not even know it. Listen to today’s Plugged In episode with LeadingAhead Energy’s Maxime Charron, one of the country’s leading experts on charging station infrastructure, and you’ll find out what a garage orphan is, along with the current situation in Canada for strata owners who want to set up a charging network at their building. Max will also explain how many strata councils are receiving misleading information about their options to go electric.Plugged In is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and Google Podcasts. The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Is the player not working? Click here. Cadillac is going back to real names for its cars as it switches to EVs advertisement PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 Cadillac furthered its recent product blitz January 2019 with the reveal of the brand’s first EV. This will be the first model derived from GM’s future EV platform.  Handout / Cadillac Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” “It allows us to use as many battery packs as the vehicle specifications call for,” Reuss said. “Six for a smaller EV, or we can go up to eight, 10, 12 or even 24 [battery modules] stacked on top of each other.”“It allows for significant improvements over the previous generations, including larger footprint [vehicles] with lower height, higher energy density, a flexible modular design and DC fast-charging.”According to Reuss, the Cadillac EVs will also “have names that are words — not alpha-numeric designations.”RELATED COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Trending Videos Trending in Canada ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more

House Speaker to Entertain Visiting Serbian Foreign Minister

first_imgAdvertisements RelatedHouse Speaker to Entertain Visiting Serbian Foreign Minister RelatedHouse Speaker to Entertain Visiting Serbian Foreign Minister House Speaker to Entertain Visiting Serbian Foreign Minister Foreign AffairsApril 10, 2010center_img RelatedHouse Speaker to Entertain Visiting Serbian Foreign Minister FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia, His Excellency Vuk Jeremic, will pay an official visit to Jamaica April 11 to 13.Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia, His Excellency Vuk Jeremic will pay an official visit to Jamaica from April 11 to April 13.On Monday, April 12, Mr. Jeremic will attend a luncheon hosted in his honour by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Delroy Chuck. Among the guests expected to attend are: President of the Senate, Hon. Dr.Oswald Harding, Q.C; representatives of the Internal and External Affairs Committee of the House of Representatives; and, Honorary Consul for the Republic of Serbia, Hon. John Issa.Mr. Jeremić was sworn in as Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia on May 15, 2007. In his capacity, he assumed the roll of Chairman of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe (May to November 2007).Mr. Jeremić was born in Belgrade in 1975. He graduated from the University of Cambridge with a degree in Theoretical Physics. He worked for a number of financial institutions in the City of London, including Deutsche Bank and Dresdner Kleinwort Benson, and then for AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals. He graduated from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, with a degree of Master in Public Administration.Mr. Jeremić is married, and speaks English and German.last_img read more

What’s the Point? – CLARE|MATRIX CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF SAVING LIVES

first_imgHomeOpinionColumnsWhat’s the Point? – CLARE|MATRIX CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF SAVING LIVES Nov. 03, 2020 at 6:00 amColumnsNewsWhat’s the Point?What’s the Point? – CLARE|MATRIX CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF SAVING LIVESDavid Pisarra7 months agoWhat’s the Point?David Pisarra What began in 1970 as an act of decency by a group of recovering alcoholics handing out blankets and coffee to those still suffering from the disease of alcoholism, has grown into a multi-disciplinary campus of services saving people’s lives. The Clare Foundation heard the call to help others 50 ago, and today is now CLARE | Matrix, a full service residential, outpatient, research and training campus that continues, and expands upon the work of the founders.This November, CLARE | Matrix will host a virtual 50th anniversary celebration honoring one of my friends, Wendy Adamson, author of Mother Load. You may recognize her name from a column I wrote about her journey from the insanity of drug addiction to recovered addict as told in her memoir. Wendy turned her life around due to the efforts of CLARE and the many donors and supporters who make their mission possible.Each year hundreds gather to raise funds for the services that CLARE provides. This year, with no in person events allowed for large crowds, the 50th Celebration is going virtual thanks to Champion Sponsors Chuck Lorre and the Werner Family Foundation.The community of Santa Monica has supported CLARE all these years, “because of the work they do that saves lives. I’ve seen many people go from unhappy, very sad people to successful mothers and fathers. It’s a great thing to watch” said CLARE donor Anne Pearson.I spoke with Dr. Lisa Steele, the current CEO of CLARE | Matrix on the purpose of this big gala virtual event. “It’s not about the money for us, our number 1 priority is to raise awareness about the fact that recovery can and does happen, and we want to help the people who need it. Our success comes from our core values and what we are trying to do as an organization, helping people that no one else wants to help. Others don’t have the hope for these people that we do. We want to help them see that they’re more than their addiction, and to see a new journey for themselves.”This dedication to a greater purpose is echoed throughout the conversations I’ve had with people about CLARE and its role in our community. CLARE board member Debra Feinberg said, “I have three big reasons for wanting to help, 1) I believe that addiction is a public health crisis, and the continuing stigma is crushing lives I understand it historically, but it’s pure devastation all the way around. Addiction as a brain disease – I believe in trying to educate people on the fact that it’s a disease, not a moral failing on the part of the addict. Two, I think people should get services to open the opportunity for them to come into recovery and stay alive even if they can’t pay for it, and 3) it’s about saving lives, I can only do so much if I do 1:1 work, but supporting CLARE | Matrix is the stone into the pond where I can impact a lot of other people I would not otherwise be able to impact.”In these dark days of “what’s in it for me” and pointing the finger of accusation at so many who are suffering through no fault of their own, it is a pleasant change to see that an organization like CLARE |Matrix is providing services to those in need. As their funding faces a near constant threat from the cuts that are being imposed by the Federal government and the state government, now is the time for our community to come together again and support this organization that provides so much to so many.On Sunday November 15th the virtual 50th anniversary party will go live with special guests Alonzo Bodden, Russell Brand, Josh Brolin, Susan Burton, Jamie Lee Curtis, Billy Gardell, Craig T. Nelson, Courtney Thorne-Smith, and Danny Trejo. There will be a Silent Auction with the opportunity to have one on one time with Jamie Lee Curtis, Russell Brand and other amazing auction items. And yes, there will be the ever popular Swag Bags for those who register early and want the experience of a surprise bag of goodies!You can register at https://www.clarematrix.org/event/50th-anniversary-virtual-event/ and support one of our community’s great non-profits that is tackling the twin problems of addiction and mental health.David Pisarra is a Los Angeles Divorce and Child Custody Lawyer specializing in Father’s and Men’s Rights with the Santa Monica firm of Pisarra & Grist. He welcomes your questions and comments. He can be reached at [email protected] or 310/664-9969. You can follow him on Twitter @davidpisarraTags :What’s the Point?share on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentElection could move California further left on taxes, raceWhat to expect on Election DayYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall5 hours agoColumnsOpinionYour Column HereBring Back Library ServicesGuest Author11 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson16 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter16 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor16 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press16 hours agolast_img read more

Rising costs bite into Telstra’s H1 profit

first_img Tags Telstra earmarks $116M to boost rural coverage Australia’s largest operator Telstra reported strong revenue growth for the July-December period, driven by handset sales and its enterprise group, but a jump in operating costs left its net profit mostly flat.The operator’s net profit after tax rose 0.8 per cent to AUD2.1 billion ($1.5 billion), while EBITDA increased 1.7 per cent to AUD5.4 billion for its fiscal H1 ending 31 December.The results were the first full six-month operating period with Pacnet, which it acquired in April 2015. The company boosted its interim dividend 3.3 per cent to 15.5 cents, returning AUD1.9 billion to shareholders.Overall revenue expanded 9.1 per cent to AUD14.2 billion, with enterprise sales growing 21 per cent to AUD3.2 billion. Retail turnover, which includes mobile, was up 2.1 per cent to AUD8.7 billion, while wholesale turnover increased 5.3 per cent to AUD1.3 billion.Operating expenses surged 14.2 per cent to AUD8.8 billion, or 11.4 per cent excluding Pacnet. The increase was largely driven by new growth businesses, including Pacnet, and sales costs associated with revenue and customer growth in its core businesses, said Telstra CEO Andrew Penn.Its capex during the six-month period increased 20 per cent to AUD2.1 billion.Mobile growth slowsMobile revenue rose 3.7 per cent to AUD5.5 billion. But the growth was driven by equipment sales, up 18.5 per cent to AUD1.12 billion, with postpaid and prepaid service revenue flat or down slightly. M2M turnover was up 9 per cent to AUD60 million.Postpaid ARPU fell 1 per cent to AUD69.03. Telstra added 235,000 mobile customers, including 80,000 postpaid users, to take its total subscriber base to 16.9 million. Its 4G network now covers 96 per cent of the population and it is working towards 99 per cent coverage by June 2017.Revenue in its fixed business fell 1.5 per cent to AUD3.6 billion, with fixed data revenue growing 6.7 per cent to AUD1.3 billion but not able to offset a 7.6 per cent decline in fixed voice turnover.Telstra earned AUD636 million under its NBN agreement with the government. It was awarded work as one of the network operations and maintenance services providers to NBN, with work expected to start in March.Penn said Telstra is working to “simplify its business, drive down costs and help customers experience what technology can do for their lives and businesses. As a result, our net promoter score result was 3 points higher than the first half of FY15”.He said its guidance for financial year 2016 remains unchanged. It expects to deliver mid single-digit income growth and low single-digit EBITDA growth. Capex is forecast at around 15 per cent of sales to fund increased mobile network investment. Capex as a percentage of sales in the first half was 15.2 per cent. The guidance assumes wholesale product price stability from the beginning of the financial year and no impairments to investments. Previous ArticleApple Pay launches in ChinaNext ArticleYello Mobile raises $30M Author Related HomeAsiaNews Rising costs bite into Telstra’s H1 profit Joseph Waring center_img Australia completes 26GHz auction Telstra to delist from New Zealand exchange AustraliaPacnetTelstra AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 18 FEB 2016 Asia Joseph Waring joins Mobile World Live as the Asia editor for its new Asia channel. Before joining the GSMA, Joseph was group editor for Telecom Asia for more than ten years. In addition to writing features, news and blogs, he… Read more last_img read more

Charter rejected $100B Verizon bid – report

first_img Tags Home Charter rejected $100B Verizon bid – report Previous ArticleApple set to enter smart speaker battleNext ArticleTime Warner slams “lax” Google, Facebook regulation Verizon sorts sensor supremo Saleha Riaz Amazon reels in MGM Saleha joined Mobile World Live in October 2014 as a reporter and works across all e-newsletters – creating content, writing blogs and reports as well as conducting feature interviews…More Read more Verizon shuffles executives Related AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 01 JUN 2017 Author US Cable giant Charter Communications turned down an offer to be acquired by Verizon for over $100 billion because the price was too low and Charter wasn’t ready to sell, New York Post reported.News of the bid first emerged in January when it was said Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam made a preliminary approach to Charter and was working with advisers to tie-up two of the US’ largest telecoms and cable companies. Verizon submitted a bid of between $350 and $400 per share.At the end of 2016 McAdam told Wall Street analysts the combination of telecoms and cable “makes industrial sense”.According to the Post’s report, John Malone, chairman of major Charter shareholder Liberty Media, may have turned down the bid due to tax implications, and because he wanted to give Charter time to complete the integration of Time Warner Cable, which it acquired in 2016.Verizon’s desire to move into cable follows recent deals made by rival AT&T, which is plunging billions into combining content with distribution.It acquired pay-tv player DirecTV in July 2015, recently launched a new streaming service, and is currently looking to secure regulatory approval for an $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner (which is separate from Time Warner Cable).Verizon boosted its content and advertising play with a $4.5 billion bid for Yahoo’s core businesses, which is expected to complete this month, and a $4.4 billion AOL buy during 2015.According to the report, McAdam wants “something more transformative” such as a big cable deal, which would also boost its 5G plans through fibre optic networks operated by cable.Verizon was also interested in another Liberty Media property, Sirius XM Holdings, but never got to the point of making a bid.In early May, Comcast and Charter announced a partnership to cooperate on their respective entries into the country’s competitive mobile market.Some sources think this was meant to garner a higher bid from Verizon as it could create a solid competitor to AT&T-Time Warner. AT&TCharter CommunicationsTime WarnerVerizonlast_img read more

Canada to resume Huawei hearing

first_img Blog: How is chip shortage affecting US? Steve works across all of Mobile World Live’s channels and played a lead role in the launch and ongoing success of our apps and devices services. He has been a journalist…More Read more FCC mulls expanded Huawei, ZTE bans Related Author AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 10 DEC 2018 Steve Costello Previous ArticleO2 to seek millions in damages from EricssonNext ArticleAustralia 3.6GHz auction raises $615M center_img A Canadian court is today set to decide the next step following its arrest of Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s CFO, having heard opposing arguments as to whether to release her on bail.The arrest was made at the request of the US authorities following accusations the executive misled banks about Huawei’s relationship with a company operating in Iran. This put them at risk of violating US sanctions.Reuters reported the prosecutor argued Meng (pictured, below) was a “high flight risk with few ties to Vancouver”. Her family’s wealth (she is the daughter of Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei) would mean even a multi-million dollar bond would “not weigh heavily”.In her defence, it was argued her public position meant it was unlikely she would breach terms due to the negative light this would cast on her father. It was also noted that she has health issues, having been treated for hypertension after being detained, and owns property in Canada worth millions of dollars.The US has 60 days in which to make a formal extradition request, with a Canadian judge then determining if the case is strong enough. The final decision then falls to Canada’s justice minister.News agency Xinhua reported China has summoned the US ambassador in Beijing to protest the arrest, stating the action “severely violates Chinese citizens’ legitimate rights and interests”.Iran sanctionsAt the heart of the case is Huawei’s relationship with Skycom Tech, which Huawei has described as one of its “major local partners” in Iran. Reuters reported Huawei used Skycom Tech’s office to provide network infrastructure to “several major telecommunications companies” in the country.Court papers said an investigation by US authorities found Skycom Tech had been operated as an “unofficial subsidiary” to conduct Huawei business in Iran. The company was also previously linked with an effort to sell embargoed HP computer equipment to an Iranian operator.“Misrepresentations” over the relationship made to banks which provide services to Huawei put the finance houses at risk of breaching trade sanctions. Reuters said the probe centred on whether Huawei had used HSBC to conduct illegal transactions, although HSBC itself is not under investigation.Huawei’s current predicament has similarities with the US’ pursuit of ZTE over its breach of trade sanctions related to Iran (and subsequent actions after it was caught). This led to action which saw ZTE essentially put its business on hold, after US companies were prohibited from doing business with it. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back El fundador de Huawei propugna una transición hacia el software Home Canada to resume Huawei hearing Español Tags Huaweilast_img read more

Hopes dashed for Falcarragh water supply works to begin before Autumn

first_img Twitter Pinterest By News Highland – July 4, 2019 FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Hopes dashed for Falcarragh water supply works to begin before Autumn AudioHomepage BannerNews Consultation launched on proposal to limit HGV traffic in Clady Previous articleJohn Downey loses High Court appeal over extraditionNext articleCalls for revaluation of commercial properties in Donegal News Highland Google+ Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21center_img Facebook Concern has been raised following the latest update from Irish Water confirming that works to the Falcarragh/ Gortahork supply won’t begin until autumn.A site investigation is planned in the area next week, with works due to start in September or October.However local businesses have been counting the costs of numerous bursts to the supply there in recent months and it had been hoped that Irish Water would start construction sooner.Cllr Michael Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig says with a busy tourist season well underway in the area, it’s unfair to leave communities with an inadequate supply:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/mgfhgfhgfhfichwater.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebook Harps come back to win in Waterford RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Twitterlast_img read more

Brexit discussions “deadlocked” ahead of new vote

first_img Harps come back to win in Waterford WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Google+ Pinterest Facebook Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR AudioHomepage BannerNews The British Government has admitted negotiations with the EU are “deadlocked” just a day before MPs are due to vote on the withdrawal plan again.The Brexit Secretary has been called to update Parliament this afternoon on any legal changes to the deal.Prime Minister Theresa May has spoken to the President of the European Commission, but there was no breakthrough.Meanwhile, the Tanaiste says he still believes the UK is ‘unlikely’ to crash out without a deal.Simon Coveney added that it’s his understanding that Theresa May will travel to Strasbourg ahead of tomorrow’s vote, but declined to comment on the difficulty she faces in terms of securing agreement…….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/bxt15coveney.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.center_img Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction WhatsApp Brexit discussions “deadlocked” ahead of new vote Previous articleHospital campaign group claims government is playing for timeNext articleDanielle’s amendment to become a reality News Highland FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Facebook Twitter Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty By News Highland – March 11, 2019 Pinterestlast_img read more