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Famous birthdays for July 6: Kevin Hart, Geoffrey Rush

Famous birthdays for July 6: Kevin Hart, Geoffrey Rush

Entertainment
July 6 (UPI) -- Those born on this date are under the sign of Cancer. They include: Advertisement -- John Paul Jones, founder of the U.S. Navy, in 1747 -- Mexican painter Frida Kahlo in 1907 -- Singer LaVerne Andrews of the Andrews Sisters in 1911 -- Former U.S. first lady Nancy Reagan in 1921 -- TV entertainer/producer Merv Griffin in 1925 -- Rock 'n' roll pioneer Bill Haley in 1925 -- Actor Janet Leigh in 1927 -- Singer/actor Della Reese in 1931 -- The Dalai Lama, spiritual leader/Nobel Peace Prize laureate, in 1935 (age 85) His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyasto, speaks during a special lecture for member of the Diet in Tokyo, Japan on November 16, 2016. Photo by Keizo Mori/UPI ...
Rush for gold loans seen as Indians seek refuge from slowdown

Rush for gold loans seen as Indians seek refuge from slowdown

Finance
By Swansy AfonsoIndians may borrow more against their stash of gold as the world’s biggest lockdown raises financial stress in an economy that’s set for its first contraction in four decades. Indians are the biggest consumers of gold after China and hold the largest hoard of the precious metal. Gold is both an insurance policy and a retirement plan in a country that lacks robust social welfare systems or widespread access to formal credit. And with economic activity coming to a virtual standstill after Prime Minister Narendra Modi ordered a 40-day nationwide lockdown to combat the coronavirus, more Indians are likely to turn to gold loan companies to raise money against the precious metal. “Recycling and collateralized loans against gold may be expected to grow exponentially in the next fe...
Yes Bank depositors rush to ATMs but most unable to withdraw cash

Yes Bank depositors rush to ATMs but most unable to withdraw cash

Finance
MUMBAI: Harried Yes Bank depositors rushed to ATMs to withdraw cash but faced multitude of problems including closed down machines and long queues, after the RBI placed the bank under a moratorium, capping maximum withdrawals at Rs 50,000 per account for a month. Aggravating the problems of depositors were difficulties accessing the internet banking channel, which ensured that they can't transfer the funds online as well. At an ATM in south Mumbai's Horniman Circle, with the RBI headquarters overlooking it, the shutters were pulled down. The guard on duty said the machine was non-operational before he reported to work late in the evening and he was ordered to shut it after 2200 hrs. In the residential area of suburban Chembur, one ATM was dispensing cash but had a long queue of anxious dep...
Countries rush to evacuate citizens from virus-stricken cruise ship in Japan

Countries rush to evacuate citizens from virus-stricken cruise ship in Japan

World
Feb. 18 (UPI) -- South Korea, Canada, Australia and Britain are rushing to evacuate citizens from a cruise ship that is quarantined off Japan's coast amid a drastic increase of coronavirus infections among its passengers. The Princess Diamond anchored in Japan's Yokohama Port with 2,666 passengers and 1,045 crew is the world's largest cluster of confirmed COVID-19 cases outside of China with more than 500 passengers infected with the disease since it was placed under a 14-day quarantine on Feb. 3. On Tuesday, Princess Cruise Lines, which operates the vessel, announced 169 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 aboard the ship in the past 48 hours. Japan's Ministry of Health said passengers of the ship who test negative for the coronavirus will be able to leave from Wednesday when the quarantine...
‘A curse will fall on all of them’: Hundreds rush to climb Uluru for final time

‘A curse will fall on all of them’: Hundreds rush to climb Uluru for final time

World
Hundreds of tourists have flocked to Australia's Uluru to take part in the final climb at the sacred site.The giant red monolith, formerly known as Ayers Rock, will be permanently off limits after Friday following a decades-long fight by indigenous people to close the trek. Long queues of tourists formed early on Friday ahead of the ban but strong winds meant visitors were initially stopped from making an early morning climb. Image: Uluru is a symbol of the Australian outback Image: Tourists line up to climb the giant red monolith early on Friday Authorities said they would reassess during the day whether or not to reopen.The UNESCO World Heritage-li...