Saturday, 19 Sep 2020

MEDIA-U.S. pension fund Calpers aims to juice returns via $80 bln leverage plan – FT

Britain's coronavirus death toll rises by 36, lowest daily tally during lockdown

LONDON (REUTERS) – Britain’s death toll from confirmed cases of coronavirus rose by 36 to 41,698 as of 1600 GMT on June 13, government data showed on Sunday (June 14).

The rise is the lowest since March 22, the day before Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a lockdown that required people to stay at home except to travel for work if necessary and for essential shopping, exercise, and medical and care needs.

The daily tally of coronavirus deaths usually dips at the weekend due to delays in reporting fatalities.

Ben Carson Declines to Support Trump's Claim on Being Best President for African Americans Since Lincoln



Throughout his presidency, Trump has been accused of making many racist remarks and failing to support the African American community.

Most recently, the president has been hit with criticism over his handling of the nationwide protests in the wake of the killing of George Floyd, a Black man who was killed in May at the hands of police officers in Minneapolis.

MEDIA-Kyle Bass's Hayman Capital under SEC investigation in connection to criticism of UDF – WSJ

June 14 (Reuters) – — Source link: on.wsj.com/2MZAv0C

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MEDIA-FRC's former chairman Dingemans joins private equity firm Carlyle – FT

June 14 (Reuters) – — Source link: on.ft.com/2B43v4T

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SEC Probing Kyle Bass’s Statements Over UDF Short Position: DJ

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is looking into whether statements made by hedge fund manager Kyle Bass in relation to his short position in Texas real-estate lender United Development Funding IV conveyed false or misleading statements amounting to market manipulation, Dow Jones reported, citing people familiar with the matter that it didn’t identify.

  • The SEC investigation is in early stages and may not result in any formal claims
  • Bass declined to respond to questions about any SEC probe; SEC spokeswoman declined to comment: DJ
  • NOTE: United Development Plunges as FBI Raids Firm’s Texas Offices (3)

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PHOTOS: Memorial service held for three grocery workers who died from COVID-19

United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 7 held a memorial service Sunday to honor workers Karen Haws, Randy Narvaez and James McKay, three union members who died of COVID-19. Family, friends, union members and supporters gathered in the parking lot of the Colorado Education Association to remember the three on June 14, 2020.

Memorial service held for three King Soopers employees who died of COVID-19

A memorial service was held Sunday to remember three King Soopers employees who died of COVID-19.

Karen Haws, Randy Narvaez, and James McKay were King Soopers employees and members of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 7.

Haws was a courtesy clerk and was with the Kroger-owned grocer since 2019. She died of the virus on April 10. Narvaez had been employed with King Soopers for 30 years and died May 17. Mckay was a King Soopers employee since 2006 and succumbed to the illness on May 23.

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Russian church launches cathedral dedicated to armed forces

The monument is causing unease among many Russians, who say it shows more devotion to military leaders and not to religion.

The leader of the Orthodox Church in Russia has consecrated a new cathedral dedicated to the armed forces.

But the monument is causing unease among many Russians, who say it shows more devotion to military leaders and not to religion.

Al Jazeera’s Sonia Gallego has more.

MEDIA-SoftBank invests above $500 mln in Credit Suisse funds that finance its technology bets- FT

June 14 (Reuters) – — Source link: on.ft.com/3fm0tYq

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Italy's farmers strive to save businesses as pandemic bites

Farmers have banded together to get seasonal workers into the fields to save their businesses.

Many countries are reliant on seasonal workers to harvest crops, but many have not been able to travel because of lockdowns imposed amid the coronavirus pandemic.

In Italy, farmers have banded together to get seasonal workers into the fields to save their businesses.

Al Jazeera’s Hoda Abdel-Hamid reports.

S Korea on alert after threat from sister of North Korean leader

Seoul holds urgent security meeting after the sister of North Korea’s leader threatened military action.

South Korea has held an urgent security meeting after the sister of North Korea’s leader threatened military action.

Al Jazeera’s Alexi O’Brien explains.

MEDIA-U.S. pension fund Calpers aims to juice returns via $80 bln leverage plan – FT

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