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Huawei over Suspicions of bank fraud, violating Iran sanctions under US Investigation

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WASHINGTON– Chinese telecommunications titan Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.’s primary economic police officer was detained as component of a UNITED STATE examination of a claimed plan to utilize the worldwide financial system to avert UNITED STATE assents versus Iran, according to resources acquainted with the probe.

The USA has actually been looking given that at the very least 2016 right into whether Huawei Technologies Ltd. went against UNITED STATE assents versus Iran. Much more lately, the probe has actually consisted of the firm’s use HSBC Holdings Plc to make prohibited purchases entailing Iran.

Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou, the child of the firm’s creator, was detained in Vancouver as well as encounters extradition to the USA, triggering worries it might reignite a Sino-U.S. profession disagreement as well as roiling worldwide securities market.

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In 2012, HSBC paid $1.92 billion as well as got in a delayed prosecution arrangement with the UNITED STATE Lawyer’s workplace in Brooklyn for breaching UNITED STATE assents as well as money-laundering regulations.

An HSBC speaker decreased to comment. HSBC is not under examination, according to an individual acquainted with the issue.

Huawei likewise decreased to comment. After information of the apprehension, Huawei stated it has actually been supplied little info of the costs versus Meng, including that it was “not familiar with any kind of misdeed by Ms. Meng.”

A representative for the UNITED STATE Lawyer’s workplace in Brooklyn, which Reuters has actually reported is checking out Huawei, decreased to comment.

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UNITED STATE as well as Asian shares toppled as information of the apprehension enhanced stress and anxiety over potential customers of a crash in between the globe’s 2 biggest financial powers, not simply over tolls yet likewise over technical hegemony.

HSBC’s U.S.-listed shares originally dropped as trading quantity climbed, going down as long as 6 percent after Reuters reported the financial institution’s web link to the situation, as well as were consequently down 4.7 percent.

Huawei is currently under extreme examination from Washington as well as various other western federal governments over its connections to the Chinese federal government, driven by worries maybe made use of by Beijing for snooping. It has actually been shut out of UNITED STATE as well as a few other markets for telecommunications equipment, yet has actually repetitively firmly insisted Beijing has no impact over it.

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‘Ted Lasso,’ ‘Crown’ among winners at Emmy Awards

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LOS ANGELES — “The Crown has won the best drama series Emmy Award, while Apple TV+’s “Ted Lasso” took best comedy series honors.

“The Crown” stars Olivia Colman and Josh O’Connor won the top drama acting honors Sunday, with Jason Sudeikis, star of the warm-hearted “Ted Lasso,” and Jean Smart of the generation-gap story “Hacks,” winners on the comedy side.

Colman and O’Connor were a winning fictional mother-son duo: She plays Queen Elizabeth II, with O’Connor as Prince Charles in the British royal family saga that combines gravitas and soap opera.

“I’d have put money on that not happening,” Colman said of the award, calling it “a lovely end to the most extraordinary journey” with the show’s cast and creators. She cut her remarks short, explaining why she was growing tearful.

“I lost my daddy during COVID, and he would have loved all of this.” she said.

O’Connor gave a shoutout to Emma Corwin, who played opposite him as Princess Diana and was also a nominee Sunday, as a “force of nature.”

He also offered thanks to his grandparents, including his grandmother who died a few months ago, and his grandfather, Peter O’Connor, for the “greatest gifts” of kindness and loyalty.”

Sudeikis, who also produces the series that many viewers found a balm for tough pandemic times, gave a speech that evoked the chipper, upbeat character he plays in the series about a U.K. soccer team and its unlikely American coach.

“This show’s about families and mentors and teammates, and I wouldn’t be here without those things in my life,” said Sudeikis. He also thanked his fellow castmates, saying “I’m only as good as you guys make me look.”

Smart, who received a standing ovation, began her acceptance speech on a somber note: Her husband actor, Richard Gilliland, died six months ago.

“I would not be here without him” and his willingness to put her career first, said Smart. She also praised their two children as “courageous individuals in their own right.”

Earlier in the evening, ebullient “Ted Lasso” castmate Hannah Waddingham, winner of the best supporting actress award for a comedy, said Sudeikis “changed my life with this, and more importantly my baby girl’s.”

The show’s Brett Goldstein, who won the counterpart award for supporting actor, said he had promised not to swear and either mimed or was muted for a few seconds, then called the show the “privilege and pleasure” of his life.

Gillian Anderson and Tobias Menzies of British royal drama “The Crown” were honored for their supporting performances. The series also picked up writing and directing honors.

Anderson, who played British political leader Margaret Thatcher, used her acceptance speech to thank her manager of 20 years for her mentorship and believing in her talent before she did.

Menzies who plays Prince Philip, didn’t attend the ceremony, which included a London gathering for “The Crown” nominees.

Before announcing the winner in his category, presenter Kerry Washington saluted another nominee, Michael K. Williams of “Lovecraft County.” Williams died Sept. 6 at age 54.

“Michael was a brilliantly talented actor and a generous human being who has left us far too soon,” Washington said.

Another lost star was remembered by John Oliver of “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.”

“No one was funnier in the last 20 years than Norm Macdonald on late-night comedy,” Oliver said in accepting the Emmy for best variety talk show, suggesting people spend time checking out clips of Macdonald, as he did after Macdonald died Sept. 14 at age 61.

Kate Winslet, who played the title character in “Mare of Easttown,” and Ewan McGregor, who starred in the fashion biopic “Halston,” were honored as top actors for a limited series.

Winslet saluted her sister nominees in “this decade that has to be about women having each other’s back.”

Julianne Nicholson and Evan Peters claimed best supporting acting honors for “Mare of Easttown,” about crime and family dysfunction.

“The script was “true to the horror and beauty of ordinary people’s lives,” particularly the lives of women, said Nicholson.

Both she and Peters saluted star Winslet.

“Man, you’re good at acting. But turns out you’re good at caring for a whole production,” Nicholson said.

Debbie Allen received the Governors Award for a long and acclaimed career as an actor, dancer, choreographer and activist

“I am trembling with gratitude and grace and trying not to cry … it’s been many years in the making, taken a lot of courage to be the only woman in the room most of the time. Courage and creative and fight and faith to believe I could keep going, and I have,” she said.

The show opened with a musical number that featured host Cedric the Entertainer rapping a modified version of the Biz Markie hip-hop hit “Just a Friend” with lyrics like “TV, you got what I need.” LL Cool J bounded from the audience as stars like Rita Wilson, Mandy Moore and more dropped verses celebrating the breadth of television.

Seth Rogen presented the first award, throwing some cold water on the celebratory vibe by noting that the Emmys were being held in a giant tent. “There’s way too many of us in this little room,” he exclaimed in what seemed to be an attempt to be funny that fell flat.

“Why is there a roof? It’s more important that we have three chandeliers than make sure we don’t kill Eugene Levy tonight. That is what has been decided.”

Cedric the Entertainer worked hard and landed some laugh-getting jokes, but the night’s comedy bits were hit and miss — including Stephen Colbert’s jokes about California’s failed gubernatorial recall and Ken Jeong’s effort to get past security and into the show.

The show’s producers promised the show will be a celebration for all. But it could be much more rewarding, even historic, for some.

That includes Netflix’s drama “The Crown” and Apple TV+ comedy “Ted Lasso.” Each is considered a frontrunner Sunday for top series honors in their respective categories, and their casts received armloads of nominations.

More than the shows on streaming would benefit. Victories in both the best drama and comedy series categories would mark a first for streaming services and reinforce their growing dominance, to the dismay of competitors.

But the TV industry overall, including the broadcast networks that still field popular shows but are largely eclipsed at the Emmys, will be honored, say those in charge of the event airing on CBS.

Roughly 500 people attended the Emmys in downtown Los Angeles, with fashion standout Billy Porter sporting large wings attached to the sleeves of his black trouser look and Sudeikis walked the red carpet in a velvet suit of soft blue.

The producers’ ultimate goal is a ceremony that is upbeat and acknowledges how much TV’s importance grew during the pandemic and its lockdowns.

The top nominees include the British royal drama “The Crown” and the Star Wars-universe derived “The Mandalorian,” which received a leading 24 nominations each.

On the comedy side, the feel-good comedy “Ted Lasso” is competing with “black-ish”; “Cobra Kai”; “Emily in Paris”; “Hacks”; “The Flight Attendant”; “The Kominsky Method” and “PEN15.”

Other drama series contenders include past winner “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “Lovecraft Country,” which was canceled after a single season but yielded nods for cast members Jonathan Majors, Jurnee Smollett, Aunjanue Ellis and Williams.

 

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Australia says France knew of ‘grave’ submarine concerns

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CANBERRA, Australia — France would have known Australia had “deep and grave concerns” that a submarine fleet the French were building would not meet Australian needs, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Sunday after the contract’s cancellation set off a diplomatic crisis.

France accused Australia of concealing its intentions to back out of the $66 billion contract for French majority state-owned Naval Group to build 12 conventional diesel-electric submarines.

President Biden revealed last week a new alliance including Australia and Britain that would deliver an Australian fleet of at least eight nuclear-powered submarines.

Morrison blamed the switch on a deteriorating strategic environment in the Indo-Pacific. He has not specifically referred to China’s massive military buildup, which has gained pace in recent years.

“The capability that the Attack class submarines were going to provide was not what Australia needed to protect our sovereign interests,” Morrison said.

“They would have had every reason to know that we have deep and grave concerns that the capability being delivered by the Attack class submarine was not going to meet our strategic interests and we have made very clear that we would be making a decision based on our strategic national interest,” he added, referring to the French government.

France responded to the contract cancellation, which Morrison has said will cost his government at least $1.7 billion, by recalling its ambassadors from Australia and the United States.

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Saturday denounced what he called the “duplicity, disdain and lies” surrounding the sudden end of the contract and said France was now questioning the strength of the alliance.

On Sunday, the French government spokesman said President Emmanuel Macron will speak in the coming days with Biden in what will be their first contact since the crisis erupted.

The phone call is at the request of Biden, spokesman Gabriel Attal said, adding that there was “shock” and “anger” at first. But now it’s time to try to move forward, he said.

China has denounced the sharing of such U.S. and British nuclear technology as irresponsible.

France won the contract in 2016 over offers from Germany and Japan. The Shortfin Barracuda was to be a nuclear submarine design adapted to be powered by diesel on the surface and battery underwater.

 

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Searchers find body in Wyoming believed to be Gabrielle Petito

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MOOSE, Wyo. — Authorities say a body discovered Sunday in Wyoming is believed to be Gabrielle “Gabby” Petito, who disappeared while on a cross-country trek with a boyfriend who has been identified by authorities as a person of interest and is now being sought within a Florida nature preserve.

The FBI said the body was found by law enforcement who had spent the past two days searching campgrounds.

The cause of death has not yet been determined, said FBI Supervisory Special Agent Charles Jones.

“Full forensic identification has not been completed to confirm 100% that we found Gabby, but her family has been notified,” Jones said. “This is an incredibly difficult time for (Petito’s) family and friends.”

An attorney who has been acting as a spokesman for Petito’s family asked in a statement that the family be given room to grieve.

Attorney Richard Benson Stafford indicated that the family would make a public statement at a later date, and he thanked officials with the FBI, Grand Teton Search and Rescue and other agencies that participated in the search for Petito.

“The family and I will be forever grateful,” Stafford said in a statement.

An undeveloped camping area on the east side of Grand Teton bordering national forest land will remain closed while the investigation continues, Jones said.

Jones said investigators are still seeking information from anyone who may have seen Petito or Brian Laundrie around the camp sites, the same area that was the subject of search efforts over the weekend.

Petito and her boyfriend, Laundrie, left in July on a cross-country trek in a converted van to visit national parks in the U.S. West. Police said Laundrie was alone when he drove the van back to his parents’ home in North Port, Florida, on Sept. 1.

Laundrie has been identified as a person of interest in the case. He was last seen Tuesday by family members in Florida.

More than 50 law enforcement officers on Sunday started a second day of searching for Laundrie at the more than 24,000-acre Carlton Reserve in Sarasota County, Florida, a wildlife area with more than 100 miles of trails, as well as campgrounds.

Petito’s family filed a missing persons report Sept. 11 with police in Suffolk County, New York.

Petito’s family had been pleading for the Laundrie family to tell them where their son last saw her. Petito and Laundrie were childhood sweethearts who met while growing up on Long Island, New York. His parents later moved to North Port, about 35 miles south of Sarasota.

The couple’s trek in the Ford Transit van began in July from Long Island. Petito vanished after her last known contact with family in late August from Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, authorities said.

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Michelle Wu shies away from ‘progressive’ label with mayoral election in sight

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Mayoral hopeful Michelle Wu is working to soften her “progressive” image as she battles it out to be the city’s next CEO with fellow city councilor Annissa Essaibi-George, who leans moderate.

“I will stand on the side of moving forward and ensuring that we are putting in place the changes and the policies to aim for our brightest future,” Wu said, during an appearance on WBZ’s “Keller at Large” on Sunday morning. “In city government, it’s about getting things done, not being judged on a scorecard of whether you said yes or no on a certain thing.”

Wu also shied away from using the hot-button phrase “defund the police” during Sunday’s interview.

‘”We need to see more resources in the combination of public safety and public health but we have to use our dollars wisely,” Wu said.

It’s a tactic the leftist could be using to woo conservative Boston voters, who largely stayed away from the ballot box during last week’s preliminary election in which Wu was the top vote-getter. Barely 108,000 voters turned up out of the city’s roughly 430,000 registered voters.

During one of the last debates, Essaibi-George attacked the field of mostly liberal Democrats, accusing them of wanting to “defund the police” and slash budgets. On the other hand, she is looking to expand them, she said.

Essaibi-George, who has been endorsed by police, firefighter and nurses unions, has wasted no time pivoting into attack mode ahead of the Nov. 2 citywide election and highlighting her centrist appeal.

During her victory speech following Tuesday’s election, Essaibi-George attacked Wu’s “unrealistic policy goals” saying, “The mayor of Boston cannot make the T free. The mayor of Boston cannot mandate rent control. These are issues the state must address.”

Wu on Sunday hit back saying any time someone characterizes her vision as “pie in the sky,” she considers it a “badge of pride.”

“We can’t afford to just nibble around the edges of the status quo,” Wu said. “We need to take the actions to secure our neighborhoods, to make sure that everyone has opportunity.”

‘We are fighting for what our communities need right now,” Wu said, citing her action to address the scale of the housing crisis, schools and ensure an equitable recovery from the coronavirus.

Essaibi-George, however, has declared it would be her to “do the work” to address issues at Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard, and to improve the city’s schools.

Essaibi-George and Wu both hit the campaign trail over the weekend as they work to define their message and distinguish themselves ahead of the election.

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Who wore what on the Emmy Awards red carpet

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Now that’s what we call a red carpet. From Old Hollywood Glam to classic chic to fashion-forward style, the A-listers walking into the L.A. Live entertainment complex in Los Angeles for the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards were swinging for the fences.

There was one standout after another, but if we were to select a few faves, kudos would go to Yara Shahidi, Sarah Paulson, Angela Bassett and Kaley Cuoco. Observe.

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Vaccine mandate for 18,000 Boston workers rolls out Monday

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Roughly 18,000 city workers will have to submit proof of full vaccination against coronavirus or start weekly testing starting Monday, according to a new city policy.

“Our purpose is to protect our employees and the public, and our work is rooted in public health guidance and based on data and science,” Acting Boston Mayor Kim Janey said in a statement.

The vaccine mandate will be rolled out in three phases with employees who serve “high priority residents” including public school students, and work in city services like day care, the library and the Council on Aging must comply starting Monday.

Public-facing on-site city contractors and volunteers including public safety, parks and parking must comply by Oct. 4.

All other city employees, onsite contractors and volunteers must be in compliance by Oct. 18.

Any employee who cannot verify they are fully vaccinated will be required to submit proof of a negative COVID-19 test result every seven days.

The city has been ramping up coronavirus measures since last month after spread of the more infectious and more deadly delta variant became evident in Boston.

The city reimposed an indoor mask mandate for all public buildings on Aug. 27 — a major step in a city where coronavirus cases had been on the decline.

Officials from the teachers union — who agreed to the vaccine mandate for workers earlier this month — said the Boston model could serve a blueprint for other communities grappling with Gov. Charlie Baker’s reluctance to impose a statewide vaccine mandate.

The Republican governor last month announced 42,000 state workers would be required to vax up by Oct. 17 or face discipline that could involve “termination.” But he has repeatedly sidestepped a more sweeping mandate that would include teachers and workers for individual cities and towns despite a direct appeal earlier this month from President Biden.

The mandate for state workers is stricter because it does not provide a blanket secondary option for weekly testing for workers who simply choose to remain unvaccinated.

Baker has said several times that he supports vaccine mandates at the city level. In an Aug. 19 executive order, the governor indicated he “encourages” municipalities to impose mandates of their own.

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Forget the Powerball! These Missouri Lottery games give you better odds at winning money

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ST. LOUIS – Most of us develop lottery fever whenever jackpots roll over to nine figures. And while it may be tempting to plunk down a couple of bucks on the occasional Powerball or Mega Millions ticket, you have to consider: am I getting the best odds for my money?

Your chances of winning either the Powerball or Mega Millions are 1 in 292.2 million or 1 in 302.5 million, respectively. Those odds dwarf your chances of dying under highly unusual circumstances, as evidenced by the chart below.

Event or Activity Chances/Odds of Death
Shark attack 1 in 3,748,067
Struck by lightning 1 in 138,849
Skydiving 1 in 101,083 jumps
High school and college football 1 per 100,000 participants
Dog attack 1 in 86,781
Hornet, wasp, and bee stings 1 in 59,507
Choking on food 1 in 2,535

The odds of winning smaller prizes in Powerball or Mega Millions are still astronomically high. Your best odds of winning even $100 in Powerball are 1 in 14,494.11. Mega Millions doesn’t have a $100 prize. However, your odds of winning $200 are 1 in 14,547.

Surely, a Missouri Lottery player can score similar odds or better to win that amount of cash or more in other draw games?

Consider this: you have a 1 in 15,480 chance of winning (on average) $715 by playing the Missouri Lotto. That’s a slight increase in odds for much greater winnings.

What about the Show Me Cash drawing? It’s a daily draw game with jackpots starting at $50,000 that roll over every day there isn’t a winner. Your chances of winning $250 are 1 in 3,386.8, far better odds than Powerball or Mega Millions.

The Cash 4 Life game offers odds of 1 in 1,471 to win $100, better value odds than Mega Millions.

Of course, the best value for your gambling dollar may just be the state lottery’s Pick 3 and Pick 4 games. Your odds of winning the top prize in either game are significantly better than those previous odds listed for Powerball and Mega Millions.

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Brian White pulls Whitecaps even in 1-1 draw with Rapids

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COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — Brian White scored, Maxime Crépeau made three saves for Vancouver and the Whitecaps tied the Colorado Rapids 1-1 on Sunday night.

White chipped a one-touch finish off the crossbar and into the net to pull Vancouver (7-8-9) even in the 41st minute. Déiber Caicedo set up the goal, running onto an errant pass by Colorado’s Danny Wilson in the middle third, charging down the middle and playing a through ball to White in the center of the area.

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US starts deporting Haitian migrants; ‘Heartless,’ says Boston-area Haitian community

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As U.S. officials started flying Haitian migrants back to their devastated homeland on Sunday, those in the Boston-area Haitian community called the Biden administration’s deportations “very disappointing” and “heartless.”

Thousands of Haitians have been crossing from Mexico into Del Rio, Texas, in the wake of the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti and the assassination of the country’s president.

The Biden administration is now beginning to send back some of the Haitians, with the first three planes leaving San Antonio for Port-au-Prince on Sunday. Each of the flights had 145 deportees.

The director of the Everett Haitian Community Center called the situation “more than sad.”

“We do understand the Biden administration has to have control over the borders, and needs to minimize the people who come here illegally,” said Rev. Myrlande DesRosiers, director of the EHCC. “At the same time, other things could be done.

“Was it necessary to send them back right now to Haiti?” she added. “I think it’s a poor decision and not humane sending them like that in this way, in this matter, knowing full well of what happened there with the earthquake and assassination. It’s very disappointing, and it’s heartless.”

She noted that President Biden and the administration have been very critical of the Trump administration’s treatment of migrants.

“We expected at least something different,” DesRosiers said. “We’re very disappointed.”

With the people now arriving back in Haiti, DesRosiers said they have no place to go.

“After the earthquake, people are homeless,” she said. “There’s nothing for them, and there haven’t been any details on what resources are being put into place.”

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You Paid For It: St. Louis County passes vaccine mandate for county employees

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You Paid For It: St. Louis County passes vaccine mandate for county employees

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – The St. Louis County Council recently passed a measure requiring mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for county workers. Those who don’t want to take the shots must take regular testing.

Before this, the Republican members on the council were able to block mask mandates because of the support of two African American councilwomen: Council Chair Rita Days and Councilwoman Shalonda Webb.

But forces within the Black community started pressing the two to support mandatory measures. They did so by backing the mandatory vaccine.

Republican Tim Fitch told FOX 2 he opposes mandatory vaccines because it takes away a worker’s right to decide whether he or she wants the shot or not and puts the decision in the hands of the county to decide.

Fitch is proposing legislation he says would help those who suffer ill effects from the shots: the county paying health care costs, and the county paying out a million dollars if someone dies from the vaccine.

Affinia Healthcare Senior Vice President Dr. Kendra Holmes says we’ve used mandatory vaccines all throughout the nation’s history and now is no different.

At present, Chairwoman Days is opposing Councilman Fitch’s legislation.

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