Day: November 8, 2020


Ex-Singapore attorney-general arbitrates high-stakes $4.6b case, Singapore News & Top Stories

SINGAPORE – Former Singapore attorney-general V. K. Rajah presided as the sole arbitrator last month in a dispute pitting US e-commerce giant Amazon against a company led by Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani over a US$3.4 billion (S$4.58 billion) deal.

According to Indian media reports, Amazon had sought to halt a bid by India’s Future Group to sell its sprawling retail and wholesale business to Mr Ambani’s Reliance Industries.

Amazon had brought the case to the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), where an emergency arbitration hearing was held, presided solely by Senior Counsel Rajah. It is understood Amazon had invoked the arbitration proceedings based on a shareholders’ agreement inked after it had bought a 49 per cent stake in Future Coupons, one of Future Group’s unlisted firms.

For now, Future Group’s sale to Reliance will be put on hold, pending a full hearing of the dispute in arbitration proceedings at SIAC.

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Fantasy Springs casino to host job fair for public safety officers


Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. (Photo: Courtesy photo)

Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio is hosting a job fair for public safety officers on Tuesday.

The event is scheduled to run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the resort casino’s Special Events Center.

Fantasy Springs, which is owned and operated by the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians, is looking to fill 16 to 18 public safety officer positions, according to Michael Felci, spokesperson for the resort casino. The officers are responsible for the safety of guests and employees, he said.

Applicants must be at least 21 years old and have good communication and customer service skills, Fantasy Springs said on Twitter. They don’t need to have experience in public safety, Felci said. Fantasy Springs, he added, will provide paid training.

“This is a good first step” for people interested in careers in law enforcement or as

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Ted Cruz says Trump still has a path to victory

Sen. Ted Cruz believes President Trump still has a path to victory, despite major media outlets calling the race for presumptive President-elect Joe Biden.

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The Texas Republican told Maria Bartiromo on Sunday that he anticipates recounts in key states where Biden’s preliminary margin of victory is narrow.

“Historically, mail-in votes are much more likely to be disqualified in a recount than in-person votes. Generally, in-person votes — they’re conducted at the polling place, and they usually stand. That means what we’re likely to see in the next few weeks as the recounts go forward is that Joe Biden’s very, very narrow majorities in some of these states, those totals are likely to drop if we see mail-in votes when they’re examined being invalidated as contrary to the law,” Cruz said.

He added he believes Trump “still has a path to victory and that

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The Latest: Alaska hits daily new coronavirus case record

The state reported 604 cases, the highest in a single day since Oct. 25, when 526 cases were tallied, the Anchorage Daily News reported.

The Department of Health and Social Services says there were no new deaths from the virus. The state has had 19,306 cases and 79 deaths since the coronavirus hit.

The Daily News reports that 95 people were currently hospitalized with the virus in Alaska as of Saturday, slightly down from Friday’s record of 97 hospitalizations. Another 10 hospital patients were suspected of having COVID-19, according to state data.



— Biden wins White House, vowing new direction for divided US

— Italy hits record 39,800 daily coronavirus cases

— Germany reports daily record of more than 23,000 virus cases

— North

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How Trump lawyer Giuliani’s Four Seasons press conference ended up at a garden center on Philadelphia’s outskirts

Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani speaks to the media at a press conference held in the rear parking lot of a landscaping company in Philadelphia on Saturday.

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When President Donald Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, the former New York mayor, addressed the media on Saturday, arguing that the presidential election is far from over, even as the Associated Press among numerous news organizations — including Fox News — called Democrat Joe Biden the victor, the curious venue largely eclipsed his words.

The press conference was held outside a landscape and garden center on the outskirts of Philadelphia.

The event at Four Seasons Total Landscaping kicked off just as the former vice president was declared president-elect when media outlets put Pennsylvania and its 20 Electoral College votes in the Democrat’s column, followed by Nevada and its six votes, with Alaska, Georgia and North Carolina as yet uncalled.

Giuliani announced at the

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Trump voting fraud complaint is “garbage”

Nevada’s attorney general said officials in the state have not seen evidence of voter fraud while dismissing the Trump campaign’s attempt to file a federal lawsuit to force officials to stop counting what the White House claims are “improper votes.”

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“This six-page complaint they filed late last night is, in a word: garbage,” Attorney General Aaron Ford said on “CBS This Morning” Friday. “It just goes to show the last-ditch efforts these guys are going to go to to try and derail this election to their benefit.”

Nevada joined a list of battleground states under legal attack when Mr. Trump’s surrogates and state Republicans announced they plan to sue. Other legal challenges have been presented in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Georgia. 

Current results show former Vice President Joe Biden holding very slight leads in Pennsylvania and  Georgia .

“When you take a look at the list that

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Bank gives Purple Line firms get more time to reach a settlement with Maryland and avoid potential default on debt

The bank representing the bondholders on the Purple Line construction has agreed to postpone any “enforcement action” until Nov. 30, giving the project’s concessionaire more time to try to reach a settlement with the state, according to project documents.

Industry experts say such a “forbearance agreement” grants a borrower more time to reach a deal — in this case, for the concessionaire to try to salvage the project’s $5.6 billion public-private partnership — to prevent potentially having to default on its debt.

Saving the partnership also would benefit the state, experts say, because the Maryland Department of Transportation wouldn’t have to secure a new private partner to complete the light-rail construction, which would add time and costs.

If the partnership dissolves, the state would have to find another way to finance the remaining $1 billion of construction. It also would have to pay off the concessionaire’s $313 million in

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Kelly Clarkson Countersues Father-in-Law in Legal Battle Amid Ugly Divorce

  • Kelly Clarkson countersues her father-in-law in legal battle amid ugly divorce from Brandon Blackstock.
  • Kelly is being sued by her estranged husband Brandon’s father, Narvel, and his management company Starstruck Management Group.

It’s not a surprise that the person who sings “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” wouldn’t back down for a fight. Kelly Clarkson is countersuing her estranged husband Brandon Blackstock’s father, Narvel Blackstock, and his management company, Starstruck Management Group. The company alleges that Kelly owes them $1.4 million in unpaid commissions, but she denies these claims.

People reports that in a labor petition filed on Oct. 20, Kelly wrote that Starstruck Management Group violated the California Labor Code for “procuring, offering, promising, or attempting to procure employment or engagements” for her without first obtaining a talent agency license. So, she says, any and all agreements—including their reported verbal contract in which she agreed to pay them

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US Election: Donald Trump to face civil lawsuits and criminal investigations post-presidency

A New York prosecutor

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, who enforces New York state laws, has been conducting a criminal investigation into Trump and the Trump Organization for more than two years.

The probe originally focused on hush money payments that Trump’s former lawyer and self-described fixer Michael Cohen paid before the 2016 election to two women who said they had sexual encounters with Trump, which the president has denied.

Vance, a Democrat, has suggested in recent court filings that his probe is now broader and could focus on bank, tax and insurance fraud, as well as falsification of business records.

Republican Trump has called Vance’s case politically motivated harassment.

The case has drawn attention because of Vance’s efforts to obtain eight years of Trump’s tax returns. In July, the US Supreme Court, denying Trump’s bid to keep the returns under wraps, said the president was not immune from state

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Rick Scott signs medical marijuana, 37 other bills into law

Gov. Rick Scott on Friday signed into law a broader medical marijuana system for the state, following through on a promise he made earlier this month.

Lawmakers passed the measure (SB 8A) in a special session after failing in their regular session early this year, to implement a constitutional amendment legalizing the drug, which was supported the will of 71 percent of voters.

Under the constitutional amendment, patients with a host of conditions can buy and use medical marijuana. Among them: cancer, HIV/AIDS, glaucoma and epilepsy.

The new law also sets in motion a plan to license 10 new companies as growers by October, bringing the statewide total to 17.

It allows patients to use cannabis pills, oils, edibles and “vape” pens with a doctor’s approval but bans smoking.

“The constitutional amendment was passed overwhelmingly, and I’m glad the House and Senate were able to come together for a bill

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