News That Matters

Tag: hold

Emmanuel Macron to hold emergency Cabinet meeting over Paris protests

Emmanuel Macron to hold emergency Cabinet meeting over Paris protests

World
Dec. 2 (UPI) -- French President Emmanuel Macron planned to hold an emergency security meeting Sunday one day after the third weekend of at-times violent protests in Paris. Saturday's anti-government clashes between demonstrators and police led to some 183 arrests and left at least 100 people injured, including law enforcement officers. A car crash caused by a traffic jam associated with the demonstrations left one person dead -- the third person to die in protest-related traffic since protests began Nov. 17. Macron, Prime Minister Édouard Philippe and French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner planned to hold a Cabinet meeting to determine how to deal with the protesters, who are angry at higher living costs spurred in part by an increased fuel tax. The president returned from t...
Rana Kapoor hold companies get Rs 700 crore to avoid covenant breach

Rana Kapoor hold companies get Rs 700 crore to avoid covenant breach

Finance
MUMBAI: Yes Capital and Morgan Credits, the holding companies for Yes Bank co-founder Rana Kapoor family, stumped up at least about Rs. 700 crores in cash collateral in recent days to Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund and Reliance Mutual Fund to avoid breach of covenants in Non-Convertible Debentures, said two people familiar with the matter. The Rs. 630 crore bonds held in about five schemes of Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund was about to break or already broke the minimum 3 times the cover stipulated in the transaction agreement that led to the top-up of collateral, said those people who did not want to be identified. Covenants suggest that the value of Yes Bank shares be at least Rs. 1,890 crores, according to transaction summary provided by Templeton. The value of 7.56 crore shares as a se...
Are You a Coffee or a Tea Person? Your Genes May Hold the Answer

Are You a Coffee or a Tea Person? Your Genes May Hold the Answer

Health
Whether you’re a coffee or a tea person may be determined by your genes. That’s according to new research examining our perception of bitter taste and the way it affects how much of our preferred morning brew we guzzle. In the new study, published yesterday in the journal Scientific Reports, researchers analyzed genetic data from more than 400,000 UK adults between the ages of 37 and 73. They found that people who carried specific receptor genes for the bitter taste of caffeine were more likely to drink more than four cups of coffee daily and less likely to drink tea. People with different bitter rece...
Russia to hold 2 new space launches in wake of Soyuz failure

Russia to hold 2 new space launches in wake of Soyuz failure

Science
Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Russia approved two new space launches for 2018 after it scrapped the launch of Soyuz-FG that forced a U.S. astronaut and Russian cosmonaut to eject from their spacecraft. The Soyuz rocket will send up a robot-controlled cargo ship to the International Space Station, or ISS, on Nov. 16 for a resupply mission. Pending the outcome of that mission, a Dec. 3 launch, manned by cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, NASA astronaut Anne McClain and the Canadian Space Agency's David Saint-Jacques will go to the ISS to relieve its current crew. according to space.com. The Oct. 11 launch failure occurred after a booster malfunctioned on the Soyuz-FG two minutes after liftoff, forcing NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin to safely discharge from the spacecraft 200 mil...
NLCS: Brewers hold off Dodgers, force Game 7

NLCS: Brewers hold off Dodgers, force Game 7

Sports
Oct. 20 (UPI) -- The Milwaukee Brewers didn't allow any champagne showers to occur on Friday night in the visiting locker room of Miller Park, defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-2 to force a deciding Game 7. The Brewers' bullpen once again flashed its dominance in preserving an early 5-1 lead after two innings. Milwaukee starting pitcher Wade Miley threw 4 1/3 innings and allowed two earned runs on five hits with four strikeouts and two walks before being pulled. Corey Knebel, Jeremy Jeffress and Corbin Burnes, with the latter closing out the game in the ninth, combined for five strikeouts and didn't allow a single hit in relief of Miley. Dodgers first baseman David Freese led off the game with a solo home run in the first inning to give Los Angeles its only lead of the night. Milwaukee...