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Citic Securities Plans to Take 7% Stake in New Private Pension Venture

Caixin Online | 26 Jul 2021

Citic Securities Co. Ltd. (600030.SH), one of China’s biggest brokerages, is planning to take part in a new pension joint venture, embracing the nation’s call to tackle a looming pension crisis fueled by questions surrounding the sustainability of the current pension system as the population rapidly ages. In a bid to overhaul the strained,

Romanian private pension funds say need more IPOs to support growth

Metro USA | 23 Jul 2021

BUCHAREST (Reuters) – The Bucharest bourse needs new listings to keep up with demand from Romania’s growing private pension funds, which are beginning to look at other assets and foreign markets, the head of their industry association said on Friday. The seven mandatory private pension funds manage assets worth 84.4 billion lei ($20.2

Debenhams pension scandal: MPs demand answers from private equity 'asset strippers' as retirees face 10% cuts

The Daily Mail | 20 Jul 2021

The chairmen of two parliamentary committees say private equity firms accused of asset-stripping Debenhams should be quizzed about the fate of the department store's pensioners – who face a 10 per cent cut to their retirement payments. Darren Jones, who chairs the business, energy and industrial strategy committee, and Stephen Timms, chairman of

New Video – Illinois State Board of Investment Earns Highest Private Equity Returns of Any Public Pension Fund (American Investment Council)

Public Technologies | 19 Jul 2021

) New Video - Illinois State Board of Investment Earns Highest Private Equity Returns of Any Public Pension Fund Today, the American Investment Council (AIC) released the third video in a new series of interviews conducted by Hill TV examining how private equity investments are supporting the retirements of dedicated public servants across America.

Equities are the only sensible foundation for private pensions

The Irish Times | 14 Jul 2021

“Never make forecasts, especially about the future.” Nobody knows who said this first. The point, however, is that we have to make forecasts, or at least guesses, about the uncertain future. Of nothing is this truer than long-term investments for delivering security in old age. The problem – inescapable, but fundamental – is that the sensible way

What They Are Saying: Public Pension Funds Benefit from Private Equity Investments (American Investment Council)

Public Technologies | 13 Jul 2021

) Last week, the American Investment Council released its 2021 public pension study showing that private equity was once again the best returning asset class for public pension portfolios. In 2020, private equity investments delivered a median annualized return of 12.3 percent over a 10-year period for the 85 percent of public pension funds across

An injustice to last a lifetime: How private sector workers' pensions are being taxed far ...

The Daily Mail | 06 Jul 2021

Private sector workers only get half the amount of pension pay that those in the public sector do before they are hit with punishing tax bills, a Money Mail investigation reveals. The lifetime allowance dictates how big a pension pot can be before savers have to pay tax on contributions. It is capped at about £1.07 million and workers face a 25 per

Private sector pensions being taxed harder than public sector schemes

This is Money | 06 Jul 2021

Private sector workers only get half the amount of pension pay that those in the public sector do before they

2021 Study – Private Equity Delivers 12.3% Return for America’s Pension Fund Retirees (American Investment Council)

Public Technologies | 06 Jul 2021

) 2021 Study - Private Equity Delivers 12.3% Return for America's Pension Fund Retirees WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the American Investment Council released its 2021 Public Pension Study. As has been the case each year since its inception, this study found private equity to be the best returning asset class in public pension portfolios. In 2020,

The great pension divide between private and public sector workers

This is Money | 29 Jun 2021

The nation’s stark pensions pay divide is laid bare today, with figures revealing gold-plated state-backed schemes pay three

The great pension divide: Revealed, how private sector workers can expect £3 in retirement for ...

The Daily Mail | 29 Jun 2021

The nation’s stark pensions pay divide is laid bare today, with figures revealing gold-plated state-backed schemes pay three times as much as the battered private sector. Money Mail has

Beware: the government could come for your private pension assets

Moneyweek | 25 Jun 2021

You’re a deeply-in-debt government; your deficit is running at 11.8% of GDP. That’s not as bad as it could have been, but, given the national debt is now at its highest since the 1960s, it isn’t exactly good either. You’ve also made a lot of promises – green revolutions, levelling up, and the financing of social care. Your prime minister has

Fire unions target private EMS firms to pad pensions

Press Telegram | 22 Jun 2021

California’s cities and counties are awash in pension debt, as skyrocketing retirement costs for public employees consume a larger share of their budgets and mandate the cutbacks in community services. One of the biggest cost-drivers is firefighting given that local firefighters receive average compensation packages that top $200,000 annually. In a

Generation X Turning to Annuities at Higher Rates in Search of Protection as Private Sector Pensions Disappear

PR Newswire | 21 Jun 2021

WASHINGTON, June 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Alliance for Lifetime Income and CANNEX released the first installment of the Protected Retirement Income and Planning Study, a joint research effort with both investors and financial professionals, designed to better understand and forecast retirement income trends. The inaugural study finds

What happened when private equity, hedge fund firms invested in Ohio teacher pensions

NBC News | 09 Jun 2021

Dean and Patty Dennis worked in Ohio schools for 30 years, paying into a state pension plan. Then the pension stopped giving them cost-of-living increases. ...

The private pension market in the first quarter of 2021 (Financial Supervisory Authority)

Public Technologies | 08 Jun 2021

) Bucharest, 8 June 2021 -The private pension market was least affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, given its long-term savings and investment policy. Over time, there have been episodes of volatility that marked private pension funds, but their assets recorded overall growth from one period to another. At the end of March 2021, the private pension

Fears for jobs and pensions as 123 companies fall to private equity in lockdown plundering spree

This is Money | 25 May 2021

British firms worth £36billion have been sold off to private equity in a high-risk ‘pandemic plundering’ spree. The Daily Mail can reveal today that 123 UK companies have been bought up by the predators since the

The end of private-sector pensions

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | 23 May 2021

In a recent column in The New York Times, Paul Krugman argued that if President Joe Biden succeeds in giving Americans affordable child care, universal pre-K and paid family leave, it will be almost impossible to take them back. People would never allow such transformational benefits to be taken away once they had become part of the fabric of our

China seeks private insurers help to unlock USD 15.3 trillion of savings, avert pension system crisis

Yahoo Daily News | 21 May 2021

Read full article ANI21 May 2021, 4:27 am·3-min read Representative Image Beijing [China], May 21 (ANI): Hong Kong insurance sector is eyeing China's USD 15.3 trillion savings to avert a crisis in its state pension system, the size of the world's second-largest economy. Georgina Lee and Enoch Yiu writing in South China Morning Post

Ageing China boosts private sector role as pensions time bomb ticks

Reuters | 20 May 2021

China is tweaking its $1.2 trillion pension system to increase private sector involvement as its population ages rapidly and underfunding looms, but experts say fundamental changes are needed to provide adequate safety nets. The China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission (CBIRC), the country's top banking and insurance regulator, said

China Promotes Private Retirement Savings to Shore Up Strained Pension System

Caixin Online | 17 May 2021

China will soon launch a new pilot program for private pension funds as part of efforts to overhaul its strained system for retirement savings. The country’s top insurance regulator proposed a new product after policymakers vowed to make private pension funds the crucial “third pillar” (第三支柱) of the national pension system, as a number of officials

Pension operators partner AVCA to empower local investors on private equity

Business Day Online | 06 May 2021

Pension Fund Operators Association of Nigeria (PenOp) has partnered with the African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) to empower local investors and develop private equity (PE) as an asset class in Nigeria. Domestic capital plays a vital role in accelerating economic growth in Nigeria and across the continent in general. Over

OCM getting private sector inputs for Olympians pension scheme - Norza

Malaysian National News Agency | 04 May 2021

SPORTS OCM getting private sector inputs for Olympians pension scheme - Norza OCM President Tan Sri Mohamad Norza Zakaria " data-media=""> 03/05/2021 05:30 PM KUALA LUMPUR, May 3 -- The Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) is now getting inputs from private sector representatives in drafting the Olympians pension scheme proposal.

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'Retired' landlord in his 40s, who shares a house with two women in their 20s, ...

The Daily Mail | 26 Jul 2021

A man in his 40s, who lives with two women in their 20s, has been forced to delete his advert for a new housemate after social media users raised concerns about his list of expectations. Ruth Blaney shared a screenshot of the advert to Twitter, in a post about Dublin's rental market, saying that it's 'never normal'. The would-be landlord said that

Singareni Collieries hikes retirement age to 61 years

Business Line | 26 Jul 2021

The board of directors of State-owned Singareni Collieries Company Limited has approved the increase in the retirement age of its employees and executives from 60 years to 61 years with effect from March 31. After the 557th board of directors meeting held at

Primary Offering Prospectus (SEC Filing - 424B2) (The Bank of Nova Scotia)

Public Technologies | 26 Jul 2021

) Filed Pursuant to Rule 424(b)(2) Registration No. 333-228614 The Bank of Nova Scotia $3,791,000 Capped Buffered Enhanced Participation Notes Linked to the S&P 500® Index Due May 25, 2023 The notes do not bear interest. The amount that you will be paid on your notes at maturity (May 25, 2023) is based on the performance of the S&P 500® Index (the

SSNIT under ACT 247 and the 3-tier pensions scheme at crossroads

B & FT Online | 26 Jul 2021

The National Pensions Act, 2008 (Act 766) introduced the 3-Tier pension scheme with the first batch of retirees taking their Tier-2 lump sum in 2020. Since then, there has been agitation on the amount received and a comparison being made with the old SSNIT scheme under Social Security Law, 1991 (Act 247) that workers would have been better off

Tampa police Chief Brian Dugan announces retirement

Tampa Bay Times | 26 Jul 2021

TAMPA — Tampa police Chief Brian Dugan announced on Monday that he will leave his post effective Sept. 10, ending a 31-year career with the department and a four-year tenure as chief. “I think it’s just time,” Dugan, 54, told the Tampa Bay Times in an interview Monday. “It’s something that I’ve been thinking about for a while now. When is the right

How Parents & Grandparents Can Help Fund A Child IRA

Forbes | 26 Jul 2021

Don’t make the mistake of assuming that funding your child’s IRA is the same as funding your own retirement plan. ...

BCI Reports 16.5 Per Cent Annual Return for Fiscal 2021

PR Newswire | 26 Jul 2021

Highlights One-year return of 16.5% 10-year annualized return of 9.0%, representing $10.2 billion in added value Five-year annualized return of 9.3%, representing $4.0 billion in added value Assets under management increased by $28.3 billion to $199.6 billion in fiscal year 2021 VICTORIA, BC, July 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ - British Columbia Investment

Intesa Sanpaolo strengthens financial inclusion with three new Impact projects (Intesa Sanpaolo SpA)

Public Technologies | 26 Jul 2021

) PRESS RELEASE INTESA SANPAOLO STRENGTHENS FINANCIAL INCLUSION WITH THREE NEW IMPACT PROJECTS Three categories of recipients: young people engaged in community service, families with school-age children and the beneficiaries of Law 104 Impact criteria: low rates, long repayment period, no guarantee required Morganti: "Another step by Intesa

What To Expect When You Do A Retirement Account Rollover

Forbes | 26 Jul 2021

Here is what to know to make the process as smooth as possible. ...

Retired LNER train nameplates sell for £12,000

BBC News | 26 Jul 2021

Three nameplates from a retired fleet of trains have sold for more than £12,000 at auction. The plates from the high-speed InterCity 125 fleet were sold by London North Eastern Railway (LNER) with money being raised for the

Retired Falmouth police officers seek $800K in personal injury suit from Malik Koval

Cape Cod Times | 26 Jul 2021

BARNSTABLE — The former Falmouth police officers who were injured in the line of duty in 2018 are suing the man charged with shooting them and are seeking $800,000. Retired officers and Falmouth residents Donald DeMiranda and Ryan Moore filed the personal injury claim in Barnstable Superior Court on July 16 against Malik Koval and his family.

SCCL approves retirement age hike for its staff to 61 years

The Hindu | 26 Jul 2021

It will benefit 43,899 workforce besides 767 retired during March-June period ...

NPS scheme: Four reasons for investing in National Pension System

DNA India | 26 Jul 2021

Do you want to live your life in peace after turning 40? If yes, then you should start planning for retirement right now. Most people do not think about retirement and keep working till the age of retirement. It is advised by experts that retirement planning should be started at an early time. You can prepare for retirement even with a small

Bankrupt Amsterdam retirement community granted more IDA help

Newsday | 26 Jul 2021

The Nassau County Industrial Development Agency has agreed to help a retirement community in Port Washington recover from its second

Ronaldinho calls for Barcelona to retire his old No10 shirt when Lionel Messi quits but ...

The Sun | 26 Jul 2021

RONALDINHO wants Barcelona to retire Lionel Messi's No10 shirt when the Argentine star finally leaves the club. But the legendary Brazilian doesn't want his former team-mate to quit the Nou Camp just get, calling on Barca to finalise his new contract. 1

ITBP's retired K9 heroes now offer solace as 'therapy dogs'

Yahoo Daily News | 26 Jul 2021

Read full article ANI 26 July 2021, 9:49 am·3-min read ITBP's retired K9 hero with a patient at ITBP hospital (Photo/ANI) By Rajnish Singh New Delhi [India], July 26 (ANI): While in service they saved countless lives by sniffing out terror with zero error and now retired combat canines of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) are being

Yes ☐ No ☒ (Form 6-K) (Royal Philips NV)

Public Technologies | 26 Jul 2021

) Yes ☐No ☒ Name and address of person authorized to receive notices and communications from the Securities and Exchange Commission: M.J. van Ginneken Koninklijke Philips N.V. Amstelplein 2 1096 BC Amsterdam - The Netherlands This report comprises a copy of the following report: 'Philips' Second Quarter Results 2021', dated July 26, 2021. Pursuant

Avolon president and chief operating officer to retire, company reports income of $64m

Irish Independent | 26 Jul 2021

Dublin-based aircraft leasing giant Avolon has said its president and chief commercial officer, John Higgins, along with its chief operating officer, Tom Ashe, will retire from the business in October. Both are founding members of the company. From today Andy

The factors of providing for your loved ones in their time of need through retirement funding

Independent online (SA) | 26 Jul 2021

It is human nature not to want to think about your death but it is important to know what will happen to your pension fund benefits when you are no more. Offering advice during National Savings Months, Naheem Essop, Senior Legal Advisor at the Office of the Pension Funds Ombudsman, said financial planning is important to ensure loved ones are taken

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'Retired' landlord in his 40s, who shares a house with two women in their 20s, ...

The Daily Mail | 26 Jul 2021

A man in his 40s, who lives with two women in their 20s, has been forced to delete his advert for a new housemate after social media users raised concerns about his list of expectations. Ruth Blaney shared a screenshot of the advert to Twitter, in a post about Dublin's rental market, saying that it's 'never normal'. The would-be landlord said that

Singareni Collieries hikes retirement age to 61 years

Business Line | 26 Jul 2021

The board of directors of State-owned Singareni Collieries Company Limited has approved the increase in the retirement age of its employees and executives from 60 years to 61 years with effect from March 31. After the 557th board of directors meeting held at

Primary Offering Prospectus (SEC Filing - 424B2) (The Bank of Nova Scotia)

Public Technologies | 26 Jul 2021

) Filed Pursuant to Rule 424(b)(2) Registration No. 333-228614 The Bank of Nova Scotia $3,791,000 Capped Buffered Enhanced Participation Notes Linked to the S&P 500® Index Due May 25, 2023 The notes do not bear interest. The amount that you will be paid on your notes at maturity (May 25, 2023) is based on the performance of the S&P 500® Index (the

SSNIT under ACT 247 and the 3-tier pensions scheme at crossroads

B & FT Online | 26 Jul 2021

The National Pensions Act, 2008 (Act 766) introduced the 3-Tier pension scheme with the first batch of retirees taking their Tier-2 lump sum in 2020. Since then, there has been agitation on the amount received and a comparison being made with the old SSNIT scheme under Social Security Law, 1991 (Act 247) that workers would have been better off

Tampa police Chief Brian Dugan announces retirement

Tampa Bay Times | 26 Jul 2021

TAMPA — Tampa police Chief Brian Dugan announced on Monday that he will leave his post effective Sept. 10, ending a 31-year career with the department and a four-year tenure as chief. “I think it’s just time,” Dugan, 54, told the Tampa Bay Times in an interview Monday. “It’s something that I’ve been thinking about for a while now. When is the right

How Parents & Grandparents Can Help Fund A Child IRA

Forbes | 26 Jul 2021

Don’t make the mistake of assuming that funding your child’s IRA is the same as funding your own retirement plan. ...

BCI Reports 16.5 Per Cent Annual Return for Fiscal 2021

PR Newswire | 26 Jul 2021

Highlights One-year return of 16.5% 10-year annualized return of 9.0%, representing $10.2 billion in added value Five-year annualized return of 9.3%, representing $4.0 billion in added value Assets under management increased by $28.3 billion to $199.6 billion in fiscal year 2021 VICTORIA, BC, July 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ - British Columbia Investment

Intesa Sanpaolo strengthens financial inclusion with three new Impact projects (Intesa Sanpaolo SpA)

Public Technologies | 26 Jul 2021

) PRESS RELEASE INTESA SANPAOLO STRENGTHENS FINANCIAL INCLUSION WITH THREE NEW IMPACT PROJECTS Three categories of recipients: young people engaged in community service, families with school-age children and the beneficiaries of Law 104 Impact criteria: low rates, long repayment period, no guarantee required Morganti: "Another step by Intesa

What To Expect When You Do A Retirement Account Rollover

Forbes | 26 Jul 2021

Here is what to know to make the process as smooth as possible. ...

Retired LNER train nameplates sell for £12,000

BBC News | 26 Jul 2021

Three nameplates from a retired fleet of trains have sold for more than £12,000 at auction. The plates from the high-speed InterCity 125 fleet were sold by London North Eastern Railway (LNER) with money being raised for the

Retired Falmouth police officers seek $800K in personal injury suit from Malik Koval

Cape Cod Times | 26 Jul 2021

BARNSTABLE — The former Falmouth police officers who were injured in the line of duty in 2018 are suing the man charged with shooting them and are seeking $800,000. Retired officers and Falmouth residents Donald DeMiranda and Ryan Moore filed the personal injury claim in Barnstable Superior Court on July 16 against Malik Koval and his family.

SCCL approves retirement age hike for its staff to 61 years

The Hindu | 26 Jul 2021

It will benefit 43,899 workforce besides 767 retired during March-June period ...

NPS scheme: Four reasons for investing in National Pension System

DNA India | 26 Jul 2021

Do you want to live your life in peace after turning 40? If yes, then you should start planning for retirement right now. Most people do not think about retirement and keep working till the age of retirement. It is advised by experts that retirement planning should be started at an early time. You can prepare for retirement even with a small

Bankrupt Amsterdam retirement community granted more IDA help

Newsday | 26 Jul 2021

The Nassau County Industrial Development Agency has agreed to help a retirement community in Port Washington recover from its second

Ronaldinho calls for Barcelona to retire his old No10 shirt when Lionel Messi quits but ...

The Sun | 26 Jul 2021

RONALDINHO wants Barcelona to retire Lionel Messi's No10 shirt when the Argentine star finally leaves the club. But the legendary Brazilian doesn't want his former team-mate to quit the Nou Camp just get, calling on Barca to finalise his new contract. 1

ITBP's retired K9 heroes now offer solace as 'therapy dogs'

Yahoo Daily News | 26 Jul 2021

Read full article ANI 26 July 2021, 9:49 am·3-min read ITBP's retired K9 hero with a patient at ITBP hospital (Photo/ANI) By Rajnish Singh New Delhi [India], July 26 (ANI): While in service they saved countless lives by sniffing out terror with zero error and now retired combat canines of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) are being

Yes ☐ No ☒ (Form 6-K) (Royal Philips NV)

Public Technologies | 26 Jul 2021

) Yes ☐No ☒ Name and address of person authorized to receive notices and communications from the Securities and Exchange Commission: M.J. van Ginneken Koninklijke Philips N.V. Amstelplein 2 1096 BC Amsterdam - The Netherlands This report comprises a copy of the following report: 'Philips' Second Quarter Results 2021', dated July 26, 2021. Pursuant

Avolon president and chief operating officer to retire, company reports income of $64m

Irish Independent | 26 Jul 2021

Dublin-based aircraft leasing giant Avolon has said its president and chief commercial officer, John Higgins, along with its chief operating officer, Tom Ashe, will retire from the business in October. Both are founding members of the company. From today Andy

The factors of providing for your loved ones in their time of need through retirement funding

Independent online (SA) | 26 Jul 2021

It is human nature not to want to think about your death but it is important to know what will happen to your pension fund benefits when you are no more. Offering advice during National Savings Months, Naheem Essop, Senior Legal Advisor at the Office of the Pension Funds Ombudsman, said financial planning is important to ensure loved ones are taken

Senate infrastructure talks on shaky grounds

The Hill | 26 Jul 2021

A bipartisan Senate infrastructure group is struggling to break an entrenched stalemate over the final details of their $1.2 trillion proposal, sparking an increasingly public blame game between Democrats and Republicans. The bipartisan group had hoped to return to Washington on Monday with a final agreement in order to quickly start debate on the

Philippine leader unabashedly threatens to kill drug dealers

SCNOW Morning News | 26 Jul 2021

By JIM GOMEZ - Associated Press MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte unabashedly renewed his threat to kill drug dealers in his final state of the nation speech on Monday, while defending his nonconfrontational approach in the country's territorial dispute with China in the South China Sea. Duterte, 76, who won a six-year

Kraken Resources II Receives $400 Million Equity Commitment

Citizen Tribune | 26 Jul 2021

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 26, 2021-- Kraken Resources II, LLC (“Kraken II” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce it has received an equity commitment in excess of $400 million from funds managed by Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, L.P. (“Kayne Anderson”), including Kayne Anderson Energy Fund VIII, L.P. (“KAEF VIII”) and Kayne Private Energy

Struggling startup Lordstown Motors gets $400M investment

Provo Daily Herald | 26 Jul 2021

LORDSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Lordstown Motors has received a $400 million investment as the struggling electric truck maker continues to push toward production of its new pickup this fall. The Ohio company, which has been under

Boston, MBTA announce free bus fare pilot program

Hastings Tribune | 26 Jul 2021

BOSTON (AP) — Riders who board the MBTA's Route 28 buses in Boston later this year won't have to pay a fare under a three-month pilot program announced Monday. The program that starts Aug. 29 will last until Nov. 29, according to a statement from the office of acting Mayor Kim Janey.

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Some Kearney community members pushing for indoor sports facility

Kearney Hub | 26 Jul 2021

Mike Konz KEARNEY — A presentation on indoor sports facility needs is on Tuesday’s Kearney City Council agenda. On Thursday the Kearney Park and Recreation Advisory Board heard from Jon Garner, a boys and girls coach with the Kearney Soccer Club, who described Kearney’s growing demand for sports facilities for competition and practice. Garner will

Pensioner acquitted of cannabis possession for sale or supply

The Irish Times | 26 Jul 2021

A legally blind Dublin pensioner who did not expect her cannabis plants to grow as large as they did has been acquitted of possessing close to a third of a kilogram of the drug for sale or supply. Evelyn Corrigan (68) of Redwood Close in Tallaght, Dublin, pleaded guilty to possession of 325.7g of cannabis at her home on December 11th 2017, but

Mayor Hogsett announces Indianapolis' effort to revamp streetlights is nearly complete

Indianapolis Star | 26 Jul 2021

Mayor Joe Hogsett on Monday announced the city is nearly finished a 5-year effort to replace street lights with LED fixtures and to fund new poles.        ...

Get ready for biggest criminal trial in Vatican’s modern history

Al Jazeera | 26 Jul 2021

A cardinal who allegedly induced an underling to lie to prosecutors. Brokers and lawyers who pulled a fast one over the Vatican No 2 to get him to approve a disastrous real estate deal. A self-styled intelligence analyst who bought Prada and Louis Vuitton items with the Vatican money that she was supposed to send to rebels holding a Catholic nun

Solarisbank raises $224M at a $1.65B valuation to acquire Contis and expand its API-based embedded ...

Crunch | 26 Jul 2021

Embedded finance — the process by which some of the more complicated, but also commoditized, aspects of financial services are built and wrapped in an API for anyone else to implement in their own products for end users — has become a huge cornerstone of how fintech is built today. Now, one of the earlier and bigger movers in the space

Early bird savings on passes to TechCrunch Disrupt 2021 end this week

Crunch | 26 Jul 2021

Tick tock, early-stage startup fans: If you plan to attend TechCrunch Disrupt 2021 (September 21-23), time is running out to score a pass to the world’s leading conference dedicated to tech startups — for less than $100. The early bird sale ends this week, so buy your pass here before the deal expires on July 30 at 11:59 pm (PT). And if you’re part

The Station: Rivian adds to its EV war chest, Sec. Buttigieg is coming to Disrupt ...

Crunch | 26 Jul 2021

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every Sunday in your inbox. Hello frens and readers. Welcome to The Station, your central hub for all past, present and future means of moving people and packages from Point A to Point B. Hey so maybe y’all missed

Bezos offers billions in incentives for NASA’s lunar lander contract

Crunch | 26 Jul 2021

Jeff Bezos, the billionaire founder of Blue Origin, is offering to knock up to $2 billion off the cost of developing a lunar lander and to self-fund a pathfinder mission in exchange for a NASA contract. The specific contract in question relates to developing a lunar lander for the Human Landing System program, which aims to return humans to the

NASA grant brings Kansas teachers to FHSU

The Hays Daily News | 26 Jul 2021

Kansas middle school science educators spent the week at Fort Hays State University learning to incorporate engineering activities into their classrooms. With funding from the Kansas NASA Space Grant, FHSU’s Science and Mathematics Education Institute organized and hosted a four-day summer workshop for a dozen teachers from all over Kansas.

Sheriff Greg Seabolt sues 2 sheriff candidates, alleging harassment and libel

The Courier-Tribune | 26 Jul 2021

On July 13, Randolph County Sheriff Greg Seabolt filed a lawsuit against two other sheriff candidates for next year's elections. Seabolt's attorneys wrote in the lawsuit that Hicks and Walker have "engaged in a campaign to harass, intimidate, misrepresent, stalk, defame, threaten and slander [Seabolt] and [his] supporters in apparent efforts to

TIL-based Therapies Market Research Report 2021

PR Newswire | 26 Jul 2021

DUBLIN, July 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The "TIL-based Therapies Market by Target Indications, Key Players and Key Geographies: Industry Trends and Global Forecasts, 2021-2030" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The "TIL-based Therapies Market Global Forecast 2021-2030" report features an extensive study

Hyundai's XCIENT Fuel Cell Hitting the Road in California

PR Newswire | 26 Jul 2021

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. and SEOUL, South Korea, July 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyundai Motor Company today announced its plan to deploy the company's latest hydrogen fuel cell electric heavy-duty trucks in California, for two publicly funded projects to improve the air quality in the region. The demo trucks that Hyundai will bring into the United

Despite Union Efforts, School Choice Gains New Ground

The American Spectator | 26 Jul 2021

People can choose where to live, work, and shop for goods or services. But few Americans are afforded the opportunity to choose where their children attend school — a more important choice than almost all others. And efforts to expand educational freedom are vigorously opposed by groups with self-serving agendas. To them, parent empowerment is a

Dear Abby: Young adult struggling as a full-time caregiver

Times Free Press | 26 Jul 2021

DEAR ABBY: I'm 23 years old and caring for my two grandparents. My dad, their only son, lives with them, but avoids them at all costs, no matter how much I beg him to help. He causes more problems than he solves. I graduated from college last year, but because of all the doctor appointments, nurse visits and the attention they need, there's no way

Billionaire businessman named premier-designate in Lebanon

Billings Gazette | 26 Jul 2021

By ZEINA KARAM Associated Press BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s president appointed a billionaire businessman and former prime minister as the next premier-designate Monday, after Saad Hariri earlier this month gave up attempts to form a Cabinet amid an unprecedented financial meltdown roiling the country. Najib Mikati’s appointment came after he secured

MDA gets $35.3 million contract from Canadian Space Agency for Canadarm 3 components

North Shore News | 26 Jul 2021

BRAMPTON, Ont.The Canadian Space Agency has awarded a contract worth $35.3 million to MDA Ltd. to design a key component of Canadarm 3. The funds will be used to

New trouble for infrastructure talks as pressure mounts

Albuquerque Journal | 26 Jul 2021

................................................................ Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., has said he wants to pass the nearly $1 trillion bipartisan package as well as the blueprint for a larger $3.5 trillion budget plan before the Senate leaves for its August recess. The White House wants a bipartisan agreement for this first

Anvil Channel closes $65MM Direct Loan to Certus Oil & Gas

Killeen Daily Herald | 26 Jul 2021

HOUSTON, July 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --�Anvil Channel Energy Solutions today announced final close of a USD$65,000,000�senior secured loan facility to Certus Oil & Gas, Inc., supporting the acquisition of producing assets in central Alberta. This transaction marks the first cross-border transaction undertaken by the new Anvil Channel direct