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KKR picks up 49% in Abhay Soi-run Radiant Life Care for $200 million

Global private equity major KKR has agreed to invest USD 200 million for a 49 per cent stake in the Abhay Soi-run hospital management firm Radiant Life Care.

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Disrespectability Politics Season 1, Ep. 6: President Winfrey

Content warning: This post, or pages it links to, contain information about sexual assault and/or violence which may be triggering to survivors. x Embedded Content Or, click here to listen. Fresh off a mid-season break, hosts Wagatwe Wanjuki and Irn
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Disrespectability Politics Season 1, Ep. 6: President Winfrey

Content warning: This post, or pages it links to, contain information about sexual assault and/or violence which may be triggering to survivors. x Embedded Content Or, click here to listen. Fresh off a mid-season break, hosts Wagatwe Wanjuki and Irna Landrum discuss the Golden Globes, the moving speech from Oprah Winfrey, the assertion that she should run for president, the massive wave of counterarguments, and why we are not allowed to enjoy black people for too many consecutive seconds. Note: This episode was recorded on Jan. 10, 2018. Things may have changed by the time you listen—but our core points still stand!

Jared Kushner needs lawyers and money ... guns optional

After multiple instances in which Jared Kusher’s family attempted to trade on his role in the Trump White House to sell United State visas and a failed multibillion-dollar deal to bring a Chinese company in to save Kushner’s 666 Fifth Avenue disaster c
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Jared Kushner needs lawyers and money ... guns optional

After multiple instances in which Jared Kusher’s family attempted to trade on his role in the Trump White House to sell United State visas and a failed multibillion-dollar deal to bring a Chinese company in to save Kushner’s 666 Fifth Avenue disaster comes word Kushner was warned that one of his friends was using him as a tool for the Chinese government. U.S. counterintelligence officials in early 2017 warned Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, that Wendi Deng Murdoch, a prominent Chinese-American businesswoman, could be using her close friendship with Mr. Kushner and his wife, Ivanka Trump, to further the interests of the Chinese government, according to people familiar with the matter. Kushner’s pal was promoting a project that installed a 70-foot tall tower on high ground overlooking the heart of Washington, D.C.  It doesn’t seem that Kushner was concerned by the briefing. But then, Kushner is just a bit desperate. Jared Kushner’s $7.5 billion plan to transform a Manhattan skyscraper into a mix of high-end residences and retail has been deemed “not feasible” by the project’s partner, putting the future of the property — saddled with $1.2 billion in debt — in doubt. The 666 Fifth Avenue purchase is one of the greatest white elephants in real estate history. Unable to unload the property, Kushner has been beating the world’s bushes in an increasingly hopeless search for funds. It’s just the kind of pressure that makes Kushner an excellent target for anyone who needs an in with Trump.

Republican senator nearly gets laughed out of rural town hall for defending Trump

Republican senators Joni Ernst and Chuck Grassley have been back home in Iowa to hold small town halls in rural areas, places they probably thought would be ‘safe spaces’ from angry voters. WRONG. The rural voters who turned out were not happy with Donal
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Republican senator nearly gets laughed out of rural town hall for defending Trump

Republican senators Joni Ernst and Chuck Grassley have been back home in Iowa to hold small town halls in rural areas, places they probably thought would be ‘safe spaces’ from angry voters. WRONG. The rural voters who turned out were not happy with Donald Trump and they unloaded on Ernst and Grassley. In one particularly embarrassing moment for Sen. Ernst in Red Oak, Iowa (population 5,476), she drew laughter and scorn after this exchange: SEN. ERNST: “He is standing up for a lot of the countries, um... where we have seen...” CONSTITUENT: “Name a few, could you name a few?” SEN. ERNST: “Yeah, you bet. Norway...” Cue the guffaws and laughter. Watch the local report on the town hall and see Iowa voters asking Ernst over and over again to stand up to Trump, and then jump below to see how Sen. Grassley’s town hall went (hint: not good!)

Justice Department hands over files to Republicans, invites them to go after the FBI

The Jefferson Sessions Justice Department has agreed to hand over files on FBI operations to congressional Republicans. The decision, which comes in response to constant Republican claims that the FBI is prejudiced against Donald Trump, thrills Republicans. I
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Justice Department hands over files to Republicans, invites them to go after the FBI

The Jefferson Sessions Justice Department has agreed to hand over files on FBI operations to congressional Republicans. The decision, which comes in response to constant Republican claims that the FBI is prejudiced against Donald Trump, thrills Republicans. It gives them unfettered access to information they can use to paint the agency in any way they want, along with the opportunity to interfere with the Trump–Russia investigation directly. As Bloomberg reports: The Justice Department’s decision to give congressional Republicans access to documents about FBI investigations risks exposing sensitive sources or material and poses a critical early test for bureau Director Christopher Wray, current and former U.S. law enforcement officials say. It’s the latest setback for a law enforcement agency that has long held itself out as doggedly independent and above partisan politics ... It’s not unusual for people to claim that the FBI is secretive, overzealous, and just plain wrong. And considering the agency’s history, it would be impossible to claim that there was any period in which it was either genuinely nonpartisan or apolitical. But handing over the files on an FBI investigation in the middle of that investigation risks the whole concept of the organization, and questions whether the nation can have any “outside” agency if that agency can be gutted on demand. As the Russia investigation continues to hang over the White House, Republicans in Congress have sought to turn the tables on the FBI by calling into question the fairness and methods of senior agents. They’ve been requesting documents and holding public hearings that focus on alleged wrongdoing or political bias by agents. If the destruction of the FBI is the cost of protecting Trump … Republicans are willing to pay that cost.

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Amber Enterprises garners Rs 179 cr from anchor investors

The company#39;s IPO committee has finalised allocation of 20,80,459 equity shares to 15 anchor investors at Rs 859 apiece, also the upper price band for the offer, Amber Enterprises informed the stock exchanges.
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Amber Enterprises garners Rs 179 cr from anchor investors

The company#39;s IPO committee has finalised allocation of 20,80,459 equity shares to 15 anchor investors at Rs 859 apiece, also the upper price band for the offer, Amber Enterprises informed the stock exchanges.

Hope Universal Exchange does not result in telecom like race to bottom: MCX MD

While admitting that there may be severe competitive pressure once other players enter the fray, MCX MD, Mrugank Madhukar Paranjape feels pricing alone cannot be the clinching factor
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Hope Universal Exchange does not result in telecom like race to bottom: MCX MD

While admitting that there may be severe competitive pressure once other players enter the fray, MCX MD, Mrugank Madhukar Paranjape feels pricing alone cannot be the clinching factor

West Bengal is new investment destination now: Mamata Banerjee

Industrialists and business leaders like Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani, CEO of ArcelorMittal L N Mittal, Sajjan Jindal of JSW group besides Uday Kotak, Kishore Biyani, Sanjeev Goenka and a host of foreign delegates attended the Bengal global busi
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West Bengal is new investment destination now: Mamata Banerjee

Industrialists and business leaders like Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani, CEO of ArcelorMittal L N Mittal, Sajjan Jindal of JSW group besides Uday Kotak, Kishore Biyani, Sanjeev Goenka and a host of foreign delegates attended the Bengal global business summit.

West Bengal receives Rs 17,000 cr investment proposals on BGBS day one

Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani announced an investment of Rs 5,000 crore in retail and petroleum outlets, while JSW Group Chief Sajjan Jindal said the state would receive investments worth Rs 10,000 crore in cement capacity expansion, steel, paint
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West Bengal receives Rs 17,000 cr investment proposals on BGBS day one

Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani announced an investment of Rs 5,000 crore in retail and petroleum outlets, while JSW Group Chief Sajjan Jindal said the state would receive investments worth Rs 10,000 crore in cement capacity expansion, steel, paints and power over the next 3-4 years.

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Bitconnect, which has been accused of running a Ponzi scheme, shuts down

 Bitconnect, the lending and exchange platform that was long suspected by many in the crypto community of being a Ponzi scheme, has announced it’s shutting down. In a release on its website the platform said the shutdown is attributed to “con
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Bitconnect, which has been accused of running a Ponzi scheme, shuts down

 Bitconnect, the lending and exchange platform that was long suspected by many in the crypto community of being a Ponzi scheme, has announced it’s shutting down. In a release on its website the platform said the shutdown is attributed to “continuous bad press” surrounding the platform, two cease and desist letters from both Texas and North Carolina’s securities boards,… Read More

Google moves into Shenzhen in latest China expansion

 A month after announcing plans to open its first AI lab in China, Google is expanding again through a move into Shenzhen. The U.S. tech giant has opened an office in the Chinese city, which borders Hong Kong and known for being a global hardware hub, ac
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Google moves into Shenzhen in latest China expansion

 A month after announcing plans to open its first AI lab in China, Google is expanding again through a move into Shenzhen. The U.S. tech giant has opened an office in the Chinese city, which borders Hong Kong and known for being a global hardware hub, according to an internal email obtained by TechCrunch. This isn’t a fully-blown Google campus, instead the company has taken up space within… Read More

YouTube tightens the rules around creator monetization and partnerships

 In an effort to regain advertisers’ trust, Google is announcing what it says are “tough but necessary” changes to YouTube monetization. For one thing, it’s setting a higher bar the YouTube Partner Program, which is what allows p
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YouTube tightens the rules around creator monetization and partnerships

 In an effort to regain advertisers’ trust, Google is announcing what it says are “tough but necessary” changes to YouTube monetization. For one thing, it’s setting a higher bar the YouTube Partner Program, which is what allows publishers to make money through advertising. Previously, they needed 10,000 total views to join the program. Starting today, channels also need… Read More

TWiT is suing Twitter, alleging breach of contract and copyright infringement

 TWiT, officially known as This Week in Tech, is suing Twitter. The audio and video media platform alleges breach of written contract, breach of oral agreement, intentional interference with prospective economic advantage and trademark infringement. As t
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TWiT is suing Twitter, alleging breach of contract and copyright infringement

 TWiT, officially known as This Week in Tech, is suing Twitter. The audio and video media platform alleges breach of written contract, breach of oral agreement, intentional interference with prospective economic advantage and trademark infringement. As the story goes, Twitter co-founder Evan Williams had previously told Laporte Twitter was simply a text-based microblogging service, the… Read More

The Awl is shutting down

 The Awl, the hard-to-classify site that published compelling personal essays, media commentary and much more, announced today that it will be shutting down at the end of January, along with its sister site The Hairpin. The site was founded in 2009 by
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The Awl is shutting down

 The Awl, the hard-to-classify site that published compelling personal essays, media commentary and much more, announced today that it will be shutting down at the end of January, along with its sister site The Hairpin. The site was founded in 2009 by Gawker alums Choire Sicha and Alex Balk, and while you could definitely hear echoes of the Gawker style, it soon established itself as a home for… Read More

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Civil rights veteran Rep. Lewis being honored in Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Democratic U.S. Rep. John Lewis of Georgia will speak at the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, months after refusing to join President Donald Trump there. A private group called Friends of Mississippi Civil Rights Inc. announced Tuesday t
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Civil rights veteran Rep. Lewis being honored in Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Democratic U.S. Rep. John Lewis of Georgia will speak at the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, months after refusing to join President Donald Trump there. A private group called Friends of Mississippi Civil Rights Inc. announced Tuesday that it will give awards to Lewis, who helped lead ...

Civil rights veteran Lewis being honored in Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Democratic U.S. Rep. John Lewis of Georgia will speak at the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, months after refusing to join President Donald Trump there. Friends of Mississippi Civil Rights Inc. announced Tuesday it will give awards to L
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Civil rights veteran Lewis being honored in Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Democratic U.S. Rep. John Lewis of Georgia will speak at the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, months after refusing to join President Donald Trump there. Friends of Mississippi Civil Rights Inc. announced Tuesday it will give awards to Lewis, who helped lead the historic 1965 march across ...

Dragon Ball FighterZ Gets Another Beta After Troubled Open Beta

After a successful closed beta last summer, Bandai Namco held an open beta for Dragon Ball FighterZ this past weekend. Unfortunately, a great deal of folks (myself included) were unable to get in […] The post Dragon Ball FighterZ Gets Another Beta Afte
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Dragon Ball FighterZ Gets Another Beta After Troubled Open Beta

After a successful closed beta last summer, Bandai Namco held an open beta for Dragon Ball FighterZ this past weekend. Unfortunately, a great deal of folks (myself included) were unable to get in […] The post Dragon Ball FighterZ Gets Another Beta After Troubled Open Beta appeared first on Geek.com.

Watch ‘Doctor Who’ Season 10 Deleted Scenes

Doctor Who may be gone (for now), but it’s not forgotten. BBC America recently released a handful of clips swept up from the tenth series’ cutting room floor. Those fans who invested in […] The post Watch ‘Doctor Who’ Season 10 D
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Watch ‘Doctor Who’ Season 10 Deleted Scenes

Doctor Who may be gone (for now), but it’s not forgotten. BBC America recently released a handful of clips swept up from the tenth series’ cutting room floor. Those fans who invested in […] The post Watch ‘Doctor Who’ Season 10 Deleted Scenes appeared first on Geek.com.

Watchdog: Foreign groups among spenders at Trump properties

WASHINGTON (AP) - More than 60 groups, including foreign governments, political campaigns and business organizations, spent money at Trump-branded properties across the U.S. last year, according to a report Tuesday by a watchdog group that has long been criti
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Watchdog: Foreign groups among spenders at Trump properties

WASHINGTON (AP) - More than 60 groups, including foreign governments, political campaigns and business organizations, spent money at Trump-branded properties across the U.S. last year, according to a report Tuesday by a watchdog group that has long been critical of how such spending could be used to influence the president. ...

US travel industry launches plan to reverse tourism decline

NEW YORK (AP) - Travel industry representatives sounded an alarm Tuesday over declines in international tourism to the U.S. and announced plans to reverse the trend. Organizers of the new Visit U.S. Coalition portrayed the decline as long-term, going back to
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US travel industry launches plan to reverse tourism decline

NEW YORK (AP) - Travel industry representatives sounded an alarm Tuesday over declines in international tourism to the U.S. and announced plans to reverse the trend. Organizers of the new Visit U.S. Coalition portrayed the decline as long-term, going back to 2015, and said they would work with the Trump ...

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No. 7 Wichita State looks to extend home win streak vs. SMU (Jan 17, 2018)

SMU, the defending American Athletic Conference champion, looked like it was poised to make another run, but has suddenly hit the skids and now face a road test at No. 7 Wichita State on Wednesday at Charles Koch Arena in Wichita, Kan.
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No. 7 Wichita State looks to extend home win streak vs. SMU (Jan 17, 2018)

SMU, the defending American Athletic Conference champion, looked like it was poised to make another run, but has suddenly hit the skids and now face a road test at No. 7 Wichita State on Wednesday at Charles Koch Arena in Wichita, Kan.

No. 14 Arizona working on defense vs. California (Jan 17, 2018)

For the last couple of weeks -- maybe for the rest of the season -- Arizona coach Sean Miller will say "this is an important week" given what is at stake for the Wildcats, now that they sit in a tie with Stanford atop the Pac-12 Conference standings. And, as
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No. 14 Arizona working on defense vs. California (Jan 17, 2018)

For the last couple of weeks -- maybe for the rest of the season -- Arizona coach Sean Miller will say "this is an important week" given what is at stake for the Wildcats, now that they sit in a tie with Stanford atop the Pac-12 Conference standings. And, as it has slowly has crept up in the rankings.

Ball State holds off Central Michigan for 82-76 victory (Jan 16, 2018)

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) Jeremie Tyler drilled five from distance to total 21 points as Ball State finished strong to hold off Eastern Michigan 82-76 on Tuesday night.
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Ball State holds off Central Michigan for 82-76 victory (Jan 16, 2018)

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) Jeremie Tyler drilled five from distance to total 21 points as Ball State finished strong to hold off Eastern Michigan 82-76 on Tuesday night.

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