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Oscars academy to hold talks on Harvey Weinstein

Oscars academy to hold talks on Harvey Weinstein

Entertainment
The hosts of the Oscars are to hold emergency talks to consider the future role of film mogul Harvey Weinstein following claims of sexual misconduct.The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said the allegations of sexual assault against Weinstein were "repugnant".Bafta, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, has already suspended his membership.Weinstein strongly denies the allegations against him.In another development, police in New York told the BBC they were looking to speak to an individual regarding an allegation against Weinstein dating from 2004. The NYPD did not provide further details.The US academy, which has handed out 81 Oscars to films produced by Weinstein's Miramax studio and the Weinstein Company, said it would meet on Saturday to "discuss the allegations ...
Musk in talks to restore power to Puerto Rico

Musk in talks to restore power to Puerto Rico

Technology
Puerto Rico's governor says he is "exploring opportunities" with billionaire Elon Musk to restore the island's shattered electrical infrastructure using solar energy technology.Less than 10% of Puerto Ricans have power, weeks after the US territory was hit by Hurricane Maria.Responding to a message on Twitter, Mr Musk, the Tesla co-founder, said his Powerwall renewable energy technology, which powers several smaller islands, could be scaled up to work for Puerto Rico.Ricardo Rossello, the island's governor, revealed he'd had a "great initial conversation" with Mr Musk and that their teams "are now talking, exploring opportunities".Image:The category five storm destroyed power lines and communications infrastructureMeanwhile, Mr Musk said he was sending "experienced installers from continen...
Monarch gets lifeline amid last-ditch survival talks

Monarch gets lifeline amid last-ditch survival talks

Business
Monarch has been granted a 24-hour extension to its tour operator's licence.Britain's fifth-biggest airline had a deadline of midnight on Saturday before its Air Travel Organiser's Licence (ATOL) expired.It follows a report by Sky's City Editor Mark Kleinman that Monarch's future was hanging by a thread as the company held emergency talks with regulators.This is the third time Monarch has been handed a temporary extension in four years, and sources had said that the operator's travel subsidiary was likely to be placed into administration within days if a further extension was not secured.It would have left 100,000 Monarch customers facing uncertainty about their journey back to the UK.The Civil Aviation Authority said: "We can confirm that ATOL protection will remain available for eligible...
Uber: London Mayor Sadiq Khan backs talks after firm's apology

Uber: London Mayor Sadiq Khan backs talks after firm's apology

Business
London Mayor Sadiq Khan has asked the city's transport regulator to meet Uber's boss after the firm apologised for the "mistakes" it has made.Uber chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi issued the apology after the taxi-hailing firm lost its London licence.Mr Khosrowshahi said in an open letter that Uber would appeal against the city's decision, but accepted the company "must change".On Friday, Transport for London (TfL) denied Uber a new licence to operate.Uber has said it wants to meet TfL to discuss the regulator's concerns over public safety and security.The London mayor welcomed Mr Khosrowshahi's apology, saying: "Even though there is a legal process in place, I have asked TfL to make themselves available to meet with him."In deciding not to renew Uber's licence beyond the end of September...
Everton to hold talks with PSG as they plot sensational deal for Edinson Cavani – reports

Everton to hold talks with PSG as they plot sensational deal for Edinson Cavani – reports

Sports
Edinson Cavani could be on his way out of Paris Saint-GermainMonday, September 25, 2017Everton are set to step up their audacious attemps to land PSG superstar Edinson Cavani.The Merseyside club have been linked with the Uruguayan, considered one of the best strikers in world football.Cavani's status at PSG has been affected by the record-breaking arrival of Neymar from Barcelona and it seems as though he could leave the club.Everton, meanwhile, sold star striker Romelu Lukaku to Manchester United during the window and have struggled without the big Belgian up top.A new striker is high on their list of priorities for January and Cavani has reportedly emerged as a viable target.According to Tuttomercatoweb, the Merseyside club will this week meet with officials from PSG to discuss the possi...