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Papa John’s drops KPMG as its auditor, hires EY – NEWPAPER24

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Papa John’s drops KPMG as its auditor, hires EY

2019-06-14 20:35:44

Papa John’s Worldwide Inc has appointed Ernst & Younger LLP as its auditor for fiscal 12 months ending December 2019 after dropping KPMG LLP, the corporate stated in a regulatory submitting on Friday.

FILE PHOTO: The Papa John’s retailer in Westminster, Colorado, U.S. August 1, 2017. Newpaper24/Rick Wilking

Newpaper24: Papa John’s Worldwide Inc has appointed Ernst & Younger LLP as its auditor for fiscal 12 months ending December 2019 after dropping KPMG LLP, the corporate stated in a regulatory submitting on Friday.

The pizza chain stated it dismissed KPMG on June 10 after the KPMG’s audit report indicated that the corporate didn’t keep efficient inner management over monetary reporting as of Dec. 30, 2018.

(Reporting by Soundarya J in Bengaluru; Modifying by James Emmanuel)

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India to impose retaliatory tariffs on 28 US items from Sunday – NEWPAPER24

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2019-06-15 22:47:09

NEW DELHI: India will impose larger retaliatory tariffs on 28 U.S. merchandise together with almonds, apples and walnuts from Sunday (Jun 16), following Washington’s withdrawal of key commerce privileges for New Delhi.

The brand new duties take impact from Sunday, a authorities notification mentioned, within the newest commerce row since U.S. President Donald Trump took workplace in 2017 vowing to behave towards international locations with which Washington has a big commerce deficit.

From Jun 5, President Trump scrapped commerce privileges beneath the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) for India, the most important beneficiary of a scheme that allowed duty-free exports of as much as US$5.6 billion.

India termed that “unlucky” and vowed to uphold its nationwide pursuits.

Newpaper24 beforehand reported India was getting ready to levy larger tariffs forward of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first assembly with Trump on the sidelines of a G20 summit in Japan on Jun 28 and 29.

India initially issued an order in June final 12 months to lift import taxes as excessive as 120per cent on a slew of U.S. objects, incensed by Washington’s refusal to exempt it from larger metal and aluminum tariffs.

However New Delhi repeatedly delayed elevating tariffs as the 2 nations engaged in commerce talks. Commerce between them stood at about US$142.1 billion in 2018.

India on Saturday amended its earlier order “to implement the imposition of retaliatory duties on 28 specified items originating in or exported from USA” whereas preserving the prevailing fee for these items for all different international locations, the federal government notification mentioned.

Greater Indian tariffs on U.S. items might influence rising political and safety ties between the 2 nations.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who is predicted to go to India this month, mentioned this week the USA was open to dialogue to resolve commerce variations with India, by better entry for American firms to its markets.

India is by far the biggest purchaser of U.S. almonds, paying US$543 million for greater than half of U.S. almond exports in 2018, U.S. Division of Agriculture information reveals. It’s the second largest purchaser of U.S. apples, taking US$156 million value in 2018.

New Delhi’s new guidelines in areas similar to e-commerce and information localization have already angered the USA and hit firms similar to Amazon.com, Walmart Inc, Mastercard and Visa, amongst others.

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Hong Kong braces for big rally after chief climbdown – NEWPAPER24

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2019-06-15 23:54:30

HONG KONG: Hong Kong braces for an additional mass rally on Sunday (Jun 16) as public anger seethes following unprecedented clashes between protesters and police over an extradition regulation, regardless of a climbdown by the town’s embattled chief in suspending the invoice.

Organisers are hoping for an additional mammoth turnout as they vowed to maintain stress on chief government Carrie Lam, who suspended work on the massively divisive invoice Saturday after days of mounting stress, saying she had misjudged the general public temper.

Critics concern the Beijing-backed regulation will tangle individuals up in China’s notoriously opaque and politicised courts and harm the town’s status as a secure enterprise hub.

Hong Kong Chief Govt Carrie Lam speaks throughout a press convention on the authorities headquarters in Hong Kong on Jun 15, 2019. (Photograph: Newpaper24/Anthony Wallace)

READ: Hong Kong mass rally will go forward on Sunday: Organisers

READ: In full: Carrie Lam’s speech as Hong Kong’s controversial extradition Invoice is suspended

The worldwide finance hub was rocked by the worst political violence since its 1997 handover to China on Wednesday as tens of 1000’s of protesters have been dispersed by riot police firing tear fuel and rubber bullets.

Lam stopped wanting committing to completely scrapping the proposal and the concession was swiftly rejected by protest leaders, who referred to as on her to resign, completely shelve the invoice and apologise for police techniques.

People pray outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong on the eve of Sunday's mass
Individuals pray exterior the federal government headquarters in Hong Kong on the eve of Sunday’s mass rally Newpaper24/HECTOR RETAMAL

Jimmy Sham, from the principle protest group the Civil Human Rights Entrance, likened Lam’s provide to a “knife” that had been plunged into the town.

“It is virtually reached our coronary heart. Now the federal government stated they will not push it, however additionally they refuse to tug it out,” he advised reporters.

‘KEEP THE HEAT ON’

On Sunday afternoon, protesters are set to march from a park on the principle island to the town’s parliament – a repeat of an enormous rally per week earlier through which organisers stated greater than 1,000,000 individuals turned out.

Lam’s determination to disregard that record-breaking turnout and press forward with tabling the invoice for debate within the legislature on Wednesday was the spark that lit the clashes which introduced key elements of the town to a standstill.

Critics fear the Beijing-backed law will tangle people up in China's notoriously opaque and
Critics concern the Beijing-backed regulation will tangle individuals up in China’s notoriously opaque and politicised courts Newpaper24/HECTOR RETAMAL

READ: Hong Kong tycoons begin transferring property offshore as fears rise over new extradition regulation

The protest motion has morphed in latest days from one particularly geared toward scrapping the extradition invoice, to a wider motion of anger at Lam and Beijing over years of sliding freedoms.

“The professional-democracy group is not going to cease at this level, they wish to construct on the momentum towards Carrie Lam,” political analyst Willy Lam advised Newpaper24. “They’ll hold the warmth on and trip the momentum.”

Police stated that they had no selection however to make use of power to fulfill violent protesters who besieged their traces exterior the town’s parliament on Wednesday.

However critics – together with authorized and rights teams – say officers used the actions of a tiny group of violent protesters as an excuse to unleash a sweeping crackdown on the predominantly younger, peaceable protesters.

Protest leaders have called for police to drop charges against anyone arrested for rioting and other
Protest leaders have referred to as for police to drop prices towards anybody arrested for rioting and different offences linked to Wednesday’s clashes Newpaper24/HECTOR RETAMAL

Anger has additionally been fanned by Lam and senior officers calling the road demonstrators “rioters”.

Protest leaders have referred to as for police to drop prices towards anybody arrested for rioting and different offences linked to Wednesday’s clashes.

Lam has argued that Hong Kong wants to succeed in an extradition settlement with the mainland, and says safeguards have been in place to make sure dissidents or political instances wouldn’t be accepted.

Opposition to the invoice united an unusually broad cross-section of Hong Kong from influential authorized and enterprise our bodies, to spiritual leaders and western nations.

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Anwar slams claims his supporters made intercourse video concentrating on Azmin – NEWPAPER24

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2019-06-16 01:00:37

KUALA LUMPUR: Parti Keadilan Rakyat’s (PKR) president Anwar Ibrahim on Saturday (Jun 15) slammed claims that his supporters had been liable for the intercourse video in a bid to topple Financial Affairs Minister Mohamed Azmin Ali.

When requested about claims that the video was created by him and PKR vice-president Rafizi Ramli, Mr Anwar stated such speak was slander.

“What is the motive for us to do such a factor? Some say it was on account of risk, what risk?” he stated.

“Some individuals say it is as a result of he (Azmin) is a risk however we have already got an settlement on my place and the PM himself stated this as lately as final week,” The Star quoted the Port Dickson MP as saying.

Mr Anwar was chatting with reporters throughout his Hari Raya open home alongside together with his spouse and Deputy Prime Minister Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.

READ: Intercourse movies a weapon of selection in Malaysian politics that distract from different points, a commentary

Dr Wan Azizah expressed sympathy for the household of Mr Azmin, who has been allegedly linked to the intercourse video controversy.

She stated she rejected any follow of ‘gutter politics’ as she had been by a related expertise.

“I reject this ‘gutter politics’ as a result of I’ve been by it (and) I sympathise with Azmin’s household,” she stated when commenting on the confession by Santubong Angkatan Muda Keadlian (AMK) chief Haziq Abdullah Abdul Aziz that he was featured within the intercourse video.

Screengrab of a video posted by Haziq Aziz on his Fb. 

Mr Haziq Aziz additionally alleged that Mr Azmin was the opposite man within the video, however the minister has categorically denied the allegation.

Dr Wan Azizah careworn that there was no place for soiled politics as all events wanted to give attention to creating the nation.

Malaysian police detained Mr Haziq Aziz at Kuala Lumpur Worldwide Airport on Friday afternoon to assist with investigations into the viral homosexual intercourse video and launched him on bail the next day.

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