December 14, 2017

Almost 200 Royal Caribbean ship passengers hit by gastro illness at sea

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By Harry Kemble From Travel Weekly A gastrointestinal outbreak has struck down nearly 200 passengers on board Royal Caribbean’s Ovation of the Seas, according to reports. The vessel, which carries more than 5,800 passengers of which approximately 325 are understood to be Britons, arrived in Tasmania on Tuesday after a trip to Singapore. According to […]

US: Newsmax, conservative media oppose Sinclair deal

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By Mark Swanson Newsmax and other conservative media outlets have voiced strong opposition to Sinclair Broadcast Group’s proposed acquisition of Tribune Media, citing concerns such a deal would undermine a free press and quash competition, The New York Times reported. Newsmax filed a petition Monday with the Federal Communications Commission asking it deny Sinclair’s approval […]

Driverless cars are getting really confused by kangaroos

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By Mike Wehner From BGR We all assume that at some point in the not-so-distant future, cars will be able to takes us from place to place with a bare minimum of input on our part. When that day will arrive is impossible to know, but for now it’s up to companies like Volvo to […]

Hackers holding Disney for ransom over “Pirates of the Caribbean 5” movie

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By Catalin Cimpanu From Bleeping Computer Hackers are holding Disney for ransom, threatening to release a high-quality version of the “Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” movie on torrents unless they’re paid a huge sum of money in Bitcoin. Disney CEO Bob Iger confirmed the ransom demand to ABC employees during a […]

The Caymans: Reputation, Rhetoric, and Reality

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By Alex Cobham. Originally published at Tax Justice Network From naked capitalism Last week I took up the kind invitation of the government of Cayman to speak at their conference on ‘Tax Transparency in the Global Financial Services Ecosystem’, and to meet with staff from the monetary authority, statistics office and corporate registry; and with […]

Adani’s planned Carmichael coal mine to shift millions to Cayman Islands controlled company

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Exclusive by Stephen Long From ABC Au Federal Court challenge against Adani Up to $3 billion from Adani’s planned Carmichael coal mine will be shifted to a subsidiary owned in the Cayman Islands if the controversial project goes ahead, an analysis of company filings shows. Key points: ‘Royalty deed’ gives shell company rights to recieve […]

Adani companies facing multiple financial crime, corruption probes

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By Stephen Long From News ABC Au The business behind the planned Carmichael coal mine in North Queensland is facing multiple financial crime and corruption probes, with Indian authorities investigating Adani companies for siphoning money offshore and artificially inflating power prices at the expense of Indian consumers. Key points: Two separate investigations into allegations of […]

Australia: Cabinet minister Matt Canavan accuses ABC of publishing ‘fake news’ in bizarre Adani interview

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By Stephanie Peatling From WA Today A Turnbull government minister has accused the ABC of running “fake news” in its coverage of the Adani coal mine and treating regional Queensland like “flyover country”. In a bizarre interview with the broadcaster’s AM radio program on Thursday morning, Resources and Northern Australia Minister Matt Canavan said the […]

Highest-paid stars on TV

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Here’s how much the highest-paid stars on TV actually make By Jethro Nededog From Business Insider robert de niro Getty How much is Hollywood shelling out to get the biggest stars to move to TV? In this age of wall-to-wall programming, marquee names have become essential in bringing sizable audiences to shows. And with at […]

Australia mosque attack leaves many terrified. Police hunt for 3 suspects

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From Inquisitr A Western Australia mosque attack has left hundreds of people shocked and terrified as the country prepares for its upcoming federal parliamentary election on July 2. According to The Australian, hundreds of people were praying at Perth’s Thornlie Mosque at about 8 p.m. on Tuesday when an explosion was heard outside. It appears […]