Peter Foster: The ‘fraud of the century’ finally reaches the end of the line after clogging up our court system for 7 years

After clogging up the Canadian court system for seven years, an utterly corrupt multibillion-dollar lawsuit against California-based oil company Chevron on behalf of “poor Ecuadorean villagers” was finally dismissed by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice last Friday. Read More More: https://ift.tt/2G8VMSw

The smartest guy in the room: How Jim Keohane beat the market, pushed a hospital pension plan to the top and saved Home Capital

There are seminal moments in any career and Jim Keohane’s is a doozy. He knew something was wrong when his lowball offer for Canadian Pacific Railway shares, lobbed in at $1 below the asking price, was instantly accepted. Read More More: https://ift.tt/30vUpoC

Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre (CPAC) Announces “GIANT LEAP”

To mark the 50-year anniversary of one of the biggest achievements in human history, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre (CPAC) has announced the full program for “GIANT LEAP,” a multi-arts program of events and exhibitions, kicking off on July 20, 2019.“We’re absolutely thrilled to announce the full line-up of exhibitions and events for our massive moon […]

Hong Kong bakery finds success with anti-extradition mooncakes and cookies – but police supporters bite back

A Hong Kong bakery has won over the protest crowd with mooncakes and cookies inscribed with anti-extradition slogans, but the politicised baked goods have given rise to boycott calls – and worse – from police supporters.Wah Yee Tang Bakery in Sheung Wan began making the mooncakes on Monday. The shop’s owner, who wished to be […]

US Afghan peace envoy visits China as push to bring war to an end gains momentum

The US peace envoy to Afghanistan is visiting Beijing, a US embassy spokesman said on Thursday, as indications grew of a new momentum in efforts to end Afghanistan’s 18-year war and push by China to boost its influence in the region.The spokesman gave no further details about the previously scheduled visit by Zalmay Khalilzad, but […]

Chinese police race to solve mystery of missing girl, last seen with now-dead family tenants

Police in eastern China are searching for a missing nine-year-old girl who was last seen in the company of two adults who, just hours later, were found dead.A cash reward of 20,000 yuan (US$3,000) is on offer as part of an urgent appeal for information about the whereabouts of Zhang Zixin, who disappeared on Sunday […]

‘Lennon Wall’ message boards spark neighbourhood confrontations in Yau Tong and Kowloon Bay

An argument over a “Lennon Wall” message board outside the Yau Tong MTR station escalated on Wednesday night, with around 200 people drawn to the scene and police threatening to use force. Separately, a 46-year-old man was arrested for assaulting two bystanders after he tried to deface a Lennon Wall in Kowloon Bay. Dozens of […]

How to Choose a Successful Topic for Your Next Guest Article

You’ve got ideas for a guest blog article, but what if you submit something already covered (embarrassing) or too elementary for the audience (insulting)? Take control of the situation with a systematic approach to develop a fresh idea. Continue reading → The post How to Choose a Successful Topic for Your Next Guest Article appeared […]

Seth Rogen said Beyoncé got a standing ovation ‘for just existing’ at the ‘Lion King’ premiere

Imagine getting a standing ovation just for being you. Well, if you’re Beyoncé, that’s par for the course, as Seth Rogen learned.  Attending the premiere of Disney’s The Lion King — in which Rogen stars as Pumbaa — Rogen realised just how popular Beyoncé, who plays Nala, is.   “Beyoncé was called out and the audience […]

Kumail Nanjiani surprises Dave Bautista with a super adorable gift

Since they worked together on the action comedy Stuber, Kumail Nanjiani and Dave Bautista have become pretty good friends. Such good friends, in fact, that they even buy each other gifts now. In the clip above from Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Nanjiani presents his co-star with a surprise lunchbox (Bautista collects them) filled with gluten-free snacks […]

[Panda Arts] We Bring Downed Tree Logs To Life By Turning Them Into Unique Furniture

https://ift.tt/2YJb73G We have dedicated our whole life to nature with which we have grown and matured, from which we have learned and which we have preserved. Oh yes, it can sometimes be cruel, but even in that regard, it impresses us and leaves us breathless. It inspires us in all respects, so we have risen […]

Knight and another v Knight and others: Part 36 offer imposing costs conditions invalid

A Part 36 offer (pre-issue) which imposes a condition as to costs is not a valid offer, HHJ Matthews (sitting as a High Court judge) held in Knight and another v Knight and others. The case is also notable for rejecting the claimants’ argument that the defendants’ failure to accept a reasonable offer, made outside […]