Six companies get equitisation plans approved in January-August

The Vietnamese Government must sell its stakes in 91 other SOEs by December 31, 2020. Those companies are now managed by the authorities of Ha Noi and HCM City, the Committee for Management of State Capital at Enterprises, and the ministries of Construction and Industry and Trade.

The government’s plan for UK theatre is vague and demoralising – here’s what we need

Live theatre demands proximity. Put bluntly, any form of social distancing is practically and economically disastrous. And that’s hoping audiences will return. A recent survey of 86,000 theatregoers reveals that less than 20% would come back to venues in the short term. But at Royal & Derngate, we’re starting to see tiny shoots of hope […]

Plans for fans to return for iconic Melbourne sports events

Australia shut its international borders and went into lockdown soon after the Formula One Australian Grand Prix was canceled two days ahead of the scheduled season-opening race in March, with all teams already in Melbourne. That was only a week after more than 86,000 people attended the Melbourne Cricket Ground to watch Australia beat India […]

Victorian government aims for crowds at Australian Open and Boxing Day Test

The Victorian government is aiming to not only host the Boxing Day Test and Australian Open, but for crowds to attend both sporting events. Victoria has been devoid of live sport during a winter of Covid-19 discontent, but as case numbers continue to drop there is growing hope for the two jewels in the city’s […]

‘Tenet’ Hits $200 Million Globally, Despite Lackluster U.S. Box Office

Elsewhere, Sony’s romantic comedy “The Broken Hearts Gallery” opened to $1.125 million from 2,204 screens over the weekend. Given the challenging environment, the studio called that number “terrific.” Sony acquired the film for $8 million, so it doesn’t need to reach blockbuster levels to turn a profit. “The Broken Hearts Gallery” — directed by Natalie […]

India loses 26 spots on economic freedom ranking: Report

Centre for Civil Society President Partha J Shah, as quoted by PTI, said since the ranking is based on 2018 data, many new restrictions on international trade, tightening of the credit market due to NPAs and COVID-19’s impact on debt and deficits are not reflected in India’s score.

Key workers and public services need more support, say UK unions

During the launch of its No Going Back to Normal campaign, the general secretary, Dave Prentis, said: “Everyone is desperate to get back to normal. However, ‘normal’ cannot mean a return to low pay, penny-pinching and public services staff being undervalued.

UK cities should work for the people who live in them, not for distant shareholders

Advertisers love agglomeration because it fuels an urban buzz they can seize upon to grow demand. But as land and property values increase, local people are often priced out of areas and urban culture is eroded. Instead of vibrant high streets with a diversity of local businesses, we get areas with multiple franchises of the […]

Boris Johnson’s fiancée Carrie Symonds says Sir David Attenborough’s show warning of mass extinction of wildlife left her in TEARS – as she pleads: ‘Everyone should watch this, it’s time to act’

The Arctic Ocean is expected to have its first entirely ice-free summer in the 2030s, resulting in open water at the North Pole. Since the Earth would have less ice, it would be less white each year, meaning less of the Sun’s energy would be reflected back out to space, and the speed of global […]

Ryu Hyun-jin Continues Strong Season for Toronto Blue Jays with 4th Win

Ryu Hyun-jin Earns 3rd Win of Season for Toronto Blue Jays Ryu Hyun-jin Earns 2nd Win of Season for Toronto Blue Jays Blue Jays’ Ryu Hyun-jin Aims for 2nd Win of Season in Buffalo Blue Jays’ Ryu Hyun-jin Earns Season’s 1st Win Ryu Hyun-jin to Start Season Opener for Toronto Blue Jays No Home Games […]