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Beyoncé’s BET speech: ‘Vote like our life depends on it’

Beyoncé’s BET speech: ‘Vote like our life depends on it’

Entertainment
Beyoncé urged black communities to vote in the upcoming US elections, as she accepted an honour for her humanitarian work at the BET Awards.Dedicating her award to protesters around the country, the star said: "You're proving to our ancestors that their struggles were not in vain.""I'm encouraging you to continue to take action, continue to change and dismantle a racist and unequal system."We have to vote like our life depends on it, because it does."Beyoncé was presented with her award by Michelle Obama, who praised the star's commitment to the black community."You can see it in everything she does, from her music that gives voice to black joy and black pain, to her activism that demands justice for black lives."And she's doing
Russians vote on Putin’s reforms to constitution

Russians vote on Putin’s reforms to constitution

World
Russia has begun voting on constitutional reforms that could allow President Vladimir Putin to serve another two terms in office.The official vote is scheduled for 1 July, but authorities said they were opening polling stations a week early to stop overcrowding amid the pandemic.Opposition activist Alexei Navalny has said the changes will allow Mr Putin to be "president for life".Mr Putin, however, has said they will ensure Russia's stability.Although the president has not publicly said he would run again in 2024 when his current term ends, he has said it is vital he has the option."Otherwise I know that in two years, instead of working normally at all levels of the state, all eyes will be on the search for potential successors,"...
NFL owners to vote on proposal to incentivize minority coach, GM hires

NFL owners to vote on proposal to incentivize minority coach, GM hires

Sports
May 15 (UPI) -- The NFL will present a pair of resolutions to league owners next week, including one that would improve draft picks for teams that hire minority candidates in head coach or general manager roles. Under the proposal, which is aimed at fixing diversity issues across the league, a team could upgrade its third-round draft selection by up to 16 picks if a minority candidate is hired. The draft pick could go up 10 spots for hiring a minority general manager or an equivalent-level position and six spots for hiring a minority candidate as head coach. If the plan is approved, teams also could move up five spots in the fourth round should a minority general manager or head coach enter the third year on the job. If a minority quarterbacks coach is retained after one season, the club...
Eurovision: Abba, Bucks Fizz and Conchita Wurst make BBC’s best-ever vote list

Eurovision: Abba, Bucks Fizz and Conchita Wurst make BBC’s best-ever vote list

Entertainment
Abba, Bucks Fizz and Conchita Wurst are among the artists to have made the BBC shortlist of the best Eurovision songs.Saturday's contest, which was due to be held in the Netherlands, was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.But the show must go on... and so UK viewers will instead be asked to vote for their all-time favourite on BBC One's Eurovision: Come Together show.Afterwards, the Europe Shine a Light show will then showcase all 41 songs that would have competed this year. Inside 2020's cancelled Eurovision Song Contest Australia wins AI 'Eurovision Song Contest' The 19-strong song list was compiled by Eurovision experts and broadcasters, including Rylan Clark-Neal, Scott Mills, Ken Bruce, Adele Roberts and Mel Giedroyc, as well as former UK acts...
ITPCL lenders to meet this week to vote on restructuring plan

ITPCL lenders to meet this week to vote on restructuring plan

Finance
Lenders to IL&FS Tamil Nadu Power Company (ITPCL), which is undergoing insolvency proceedings, are likely to meet this week to finalise a restructuring plan, a source said. ITPCL is a special purpose vehicle (SPV) incorporated by the IL&FS Group under its energy platform (IEDCL) for implementation of a thermal power project at Cuddalore in Tamil Nadu. The company recently received RP4 rating from Crisil, which is required for implementation of a resolution plan for stressed companies. "The financial creditors of ITPCL are most likely to e-vote on the proposal this week to conclude the restructuring," the source said. ITPCL's consortium of lenders include 19 banks and financial institutions led by the Punjab National Bank. It owes over Rs 6,700 crore to its lenders and around Rs 90...