Saudi Arabia’s Kingdom Holding group owned largely by Prince Alwaleed bin Talal made investments in Russian oil and gas firms before and after Russia began its so-called ‘military operation’ in Ukraine. The group disclosed in a filing on Sunday that it invested roughly $500mn in Russian energy majors Gazprom, Rosneft and Lukoil in February and then later in March. Russian president Vladimir Putin ordered the invasion of Ukraine on February 24. Kingdom Holdings invested much of the $500mn in Gazprom. The energy giant received $364mn. The Saudi prince, Alwaleed bin Talal, is one of Saudi Arabia’s highest-profile investors who has also invested in the Four Season hotel chain and also owns a stake in Twitter. The filings from Sunday also revealed that Kingdom Holdings also made a $220mn investment in Phoenix Group, a UK pensions and savings company, and $221mn in the investment manager M&G. It also made investments in Uber, Lyft, Alibaba and BlackRock TCP Capital, the … [Read more...] about Saudi Prince, Who Invested in Twitter, Bet $500mn on Russian Energy Giants amid War on Ukraine
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If you've got metal appliances and objects around your house, especially in places like the bathroom that are prone to being damp, then you've probably experienced some little brown rust spots appearing on their surfaces. And although rust can make an item look less appealing, it's not necessarily a sign that you need to bin it - as there are ways to remove rust and return your appliance to its glistening metal glory. Fans of cleaning guru Mrs Hinch - real name Sophie Hinchliffe - recently shared several of these rust cleaning hacks on a Facebook group, with some of the methods raising more eyebrows than others, including one controversial trick that used a common condiment you probably have in your kitchen, Express.co.uk reports . You can use tomato ketchup to clean the rust off (stock photo) ( Image: Newscast/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)) Get the news you want straight to your inbox. Sign up for a Mirror newsletter here. One woman … [Read more...] about Mrs Hinch fans share ‘magic’ ketchup trick to banish rust from metal appliances
The former president reflects on the nation's's struggles since he exited the White House 10 years ago ASPEN, Colo. -- During Bill Clinton's two terms as president, the median family income increased by 14 percent, the number of Americans in poverty declined by nearly 17 percent, and the number of children in poverty fell by almost one-fourth. Since he left office in 2001, the median income has declined by 5 percent, or more than $2,500. The number of Americans in poverty has increased by 38 percent, or about 12 million. The number of children in poverty has spiked by one-third, or nearly 4 million. Few decades in American history have produced such economic losses. MORE FROM NATIONAL JOURNAL: Enough Already U.S. Economy Less Governable Than Ever Outsiders in Name Only The Clinton-era gains derived, above all, from a dynamic labor market that produced nearly 23 million new jobs from February 1993 to February 2001. Conversely, the stagnation of … [Read more...] about Clinton: What Went Wrong With the Economy After I Left?
For a certain generation of East Bay residents, there was no point of discovery for Mariscos La Costa, a Mexican seafood restaurant located on International Blvd. It was introduced like a family tradition; just a thing that people who found themselves around Fruitvale went to and knew about. Golden State Warriors forward Juan Toscano-Anderson confirmed as much when I spoke to him recently. The 28-year-old, who famously grew up in the East Bay , couldn’t pinpoint when he entered the pavilion establishment off Fruitvale Station for the first time. But he sure as hell knows what he’s going to order when he goes to his favorite spot: three steak tacos, a burrito and a ceviche de camaron. “It’s kind of like if you’re doing Italian food, you go to a certain place for gelato, and you go to a certain place for different types of pasta,” Toscano-Anderson said. “That’s the thing with Mexican food, every place is different. I really appreciate the seafood there, so that’s why I primarily … [Read more...] about Why Warriors’ Juan Toscano-Anderson loves Mariscos La Costa, an Oakland staple with no internet presence
JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon said Tuesday that “there is truth” to what he feels is China’s position that the U.S. government is “incompetent and lazy.” Dimon made the comments while on a call with clients, according to Yahoo Finance. Though the full conversation focused on many areas, including the economy and climate change, he didn’t shy away from shining a light on what he feels are major geopolitical issues facing the globe. “China has serious issues. Our neighbors are peaceful. Mexico, Canada. Their neighbors are India, Pakistan, Russia, Vietnam. They don’t have enough energy and food. We do,” Dimon said, according to the outlet. “They kind of look at America and say, ‘you have been incompetent and lazy.’ There is truth to that. We have screwed up infrastructure. We have screwed up inner city schools. But I think it is a mistake to say that America has the short end of the stick.” ‘It Ends With China Having All Your Data’: Joe Rogan Astounded Reading Popular App’s … [Read more...] about JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon Thinks China Might Be Right About America Being ‘Incompetent And Lazy’
Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing the nation on the 75th anniversary of India’s independence from the Red Fort on Monday underscored that empowering women is crucial for the growth of the country, which is currently in the decade of digital revolution and innovations. Modi said: “Be it education or science, women of the country are at the top…Be it sports or battlefield, India’s women are stepping forward with a new capability and confidence.” “I see the immense contribution by women in 25 years to come, much more than that in the 75-year journey,” he noted. His Independence Day speech also included the major factors which emerged as the wheels of India’s growth vehicle. These include technological innovations, as well as startups from tier 2 and 3 cities. It is believed that participation from more women, in all these fields, will boost the growth of the country, while India is projected to be the world’s 3rd largest economy in the next 10 years. But many … [Read more...] about PM Promotes ‘Nari Shakti’ During Independence Day, Female Industry Leaders Say Women Force Crucial for India’s Growth
China, through its official Foreign Ministry and propaganda arms, celebrated the anniversary of the Taliban jihadist organization seizing power on Monday by repeatedly condemning America for its “failures” in the country and praising the Taliban for its “advanced” governance and improved “security.” The Chinese Communist Party has emerged in the past year as one of the Taliban’s most loyal foreign allies. Taliban spokesmen immediately expressed in public a desire to see the Communist Party invest in Afghanistan and for them to join Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), a global debt trap scheme in which China offers predatory loans to poor countries meant to be used to build infrastructure. “China, our great neighboring country, can have a constructive and positive role in the reconstruction of Afghanistan and also in the economic development and prosperity of the people of Afghanistan,” Taliban spokesman and current United Nations envoy Suhail Shaheen said in an … [Read more...] about China Celebrates the Taliban Giving Afghans ‘Better Security’
When Donald Trump 's Twitter account was suspended for "repeated and severe violations" of usage policy , the former president launched a new app, Truth Social, viewed as a response to the social media giant's actions. Trump has since used the platform to post, including spreading further misinformation, such as the ongoing false claim that Joe Biden 's 2020 election win was fraudulent. So, when a tweet appeared to share ads from Truth Social for "Mike Lindell's MyStraw...so you can easily drink up those liberal tears" and a Covid-19 vaccine radar, it might have seemed like a new victory for controversial and misleading actors. The Claim A tweet sent on 15 August, 2018, which has received more than 120,000 engagements, claimed to have found several ads from Donald Trump's Truth social app, including "Mike Lindell's My Straw," "Vax-Dar:The Vaccine Radar" and "Patriot Powder". All of the tweets include a tick image, suggesting they have been verified by Truth … [Read more...] about Fact Check: Did Trump’s Truth Social publish an ad for a vaccine radar?
Bus fares could be capped at £2 per journey in a bid to help Brits hit with soaring bills. Currently passengers outside London face paying up to £5 for each trip - and the same again on the way back. But Transport Secretary Grant Shapps today said he was putting forward plans to bring in an upper limit for 12 months. He pointed out that buses are used "disproportionately by people on lower incomes" - although the proposal comes at a time when hundreds of services are feared to be under threat. Four Labour mayors have warned a huge number of routes face the axe as operators cut back on costs. Writing in The Telegraph, Mr Shapps called for a £260 million government subsidy, stating: "I propose that we set a £2 fare cap for every bus journey in England outside London this autumn, lasting 12 months. Transport secretary Grant Shapps today spelled out the case for a price cap ( Image: Getty Images) "This would inject some certainty into an unpredictable economic … [Read more...] about Bus fares could be limited to £2 a journey – if services aren’t slashed first
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 5 GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Beginning next March, visitors to Great Smoky Mountains National Park will need to purchase a parking pass to use the facilities. Park Superintendent Cassius Cash said in an interview the fee is needed to keep up with maintenance and staffing demands at the country's most visited national park. The Smokies have seen at 57% increase in visitors over the past decade with a record 14.1 million visits in 2021. However, appropriations aren't based on visitations and have remained relatively flat, Cash said. Due to a combination of deed restrictions and federal law, the park is not allowed to charge an entrance fee, so Cash said they had to look at other ways to increase revenue. In addition to the parking passes, the park is increasing camping fees. All the money raised will go directly into park staffing, deferred maintenance and operations, Cash … [Read more...] about Smokies to require parking passes beginning next March