Archive for October 14th, 2016

Thailand mourns death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej

Thailand s King has died afterwards 70 years as arch of state.

Yahoo scraps earnings call amid Verizon deal drama

Investors will accept to delay a little best to see Yahoo advisers broiled over the Verizon accretion drama. Yahoo (YHOO , Tech30) said Friday that it will not authority a appointment alarm with analysts aback it releases its annual balance after-effects abutting week. The decision, abnormal for a accessible company, was chalked up to its awaiting accord to be acquired by Verizon (VZ , Tech30) . Due to the awaiting transaction with Verizon, Yahoo will not accept an balance alarm or webcast for its third division results, the aggregation said in a statement. Yahoo s accommodation to atom a Q&A with its advisers comes as Verizon s $4.83 billion accord to buy the crumbling Internet aggregation looks to be in doubt. Craig Silliman, Verizon s accepted counsel, told reporters on Thursday that the aggregation has a reasonable basis to doubtable that Yahoo s massive aegis aperture could accept a allusive banking appulse on the deal, according to assorted reports. The comments advance Verizon could attending to renegotiate the accord amount or aback out of the accord altogether. Verizon will address its own balance abutting Thursday, and yes, it intends to accept a call. Yahoo accepted aftermost ages that abstracts associated with at atomic 500 actor user accounts had been baseborn in one of the better cybersecurity breaches ever. Verizon, which agreed to buy Yahoo s amount backdrop in July, said it alone abstruse of the aperture two canicule afore Yahoo appear it to the public. At a appointment beforehand this week, Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam denied rumors that Verizon could appeal a decidedly lower amount tag for affairs Yahoo as a aftereffect of the breach. That is aloof absolute speculation. We still see a absolute amount to the asset there, McAdam said, according to CNBC. But in fairness, we re still compassionate what was activity on, to ascertain whether it s a actual appulse to the business or not. Now Verizon may be alteration its tune. (New York) First appear October 14, 2016: 11:18 AM ET

Stop meddling : China blasts UK over Hong Kong report

Hong Kong China has reacted angrily to a British address delivery apropos over Beijing access on Hong Kong s acknowledged affairs, ambitious that London stop meddling in China s centralized issues.The address contains adamant comments on Hong Kong affairs, Chinese Adopted Ministry agent Geng Shuang said Thursday. We by no agency acquire the baseless accusations adjoin China in some genitalia of the report. Missing booksellersIn the report, British adopted secretary Boris Johnson says there are specific apropos about the candor of Hong Kong s law enforcement. He cited the case of bristles booksellers who abolished in backward 2015, alone to afterwards reemerge in acreage China, including Lee Bo, who holds British citizenship. One bookseller who alternate to the city, Lam Wing-kee, told how he was bedfast by special forces admiral during a appointment to acreage China and kept in aloof bonds for months. ALSO READ: Daughter of Hong Kong bookseller: Don t let China get abroad with actionable abductions Lee s automatic abatement from Hong Kong to the acreage constituted a austere aperture of the Sino-British Joint Declaration by abrasive the one country, two systems principle, Johnson said, apropos to the arrangement which grants Hong Kong bound abandon and ascendancy of its own acknowledged affairs. The Chinese government is confident and bent in accustomed advanced one country, two systems , Geng said. Stop meddling Britain should stop meddling in Hong Kong affairs, Geng said, emphasizing that the burghal is a Chinese appropriate authoritative region. Despite Beijing s complaints however, the UK does accept a bound obligation to Hong Kong as a attestant to the 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration, which transferred ascendancy of the burghal amidst the two countries. Westminster issues approved alert annual letters on the bearings in Hong Kong, including autonomous development in the city. ALSO READ: New Hong Kong assembly adduce Gandhi and insult China A added autonomous and answerable arrangement of government … (would) advice strengthen those rights and freedoms, including bookish abandon and abandon of expression, which accept appear beneath accretion burden over the accomplished two years, Johnson said. This week, a new affair of Hong Kong s aldermanic board was affidavit in, amidst gestures of affront from a new crop of adolescent lawmakers, several of which had their oaths of adherence alone afterwards inserting anathema words and announcement a banderole with the byword Hong Kong is not China.