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Alibaba to Buy Stake in Sun Art Retail for US$2.88 Billion

Alibaba to Buy Stake in Sun Art Retail for US$2.88 Billion

Internet giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd said on Monday it would invest HK$22.4 billion ($2.87 billion) for a major stake in China's top hypermart operator, Sun Art Retail Group Ltd, part of a wider push into offline retail. Alibaba would replace Ruentex as the second-largest shareholder. The alliance would target opportunities in China's $500 billion food retail sector, as Alibaba races to build big-data capabilities in the offline retail market where roughly 85 percent of sales ... Consulte Mais Informação

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FC Porto já está na Turquia

FC Porto já está na Turquia

Bruno Costa não deverá, contudo, ser "lançado às feras" em Istambul, num jogo que pode já garantir o apuramento para os oitavos-de-final da Champions aos "dragões" - para que tal aconteça, o FC Porto precisa de vencer o Besiktas e esperar que o RB Leipzig não faça o mesmo no terreno do Mónaco. Consulte Mais Informação

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Negociação para formar coalizão na Alemanha é cancelada

Negociação para formar coalizão na Alemanha é cancelada

A chanceler alemã, Angela Merkel , reconheceu neste domingo (19) que as negociações para formar uma coalizão falharam. Esta aliança, conhecida como a "coligação da Jamaica", porque as cores dos partidos coincidem com as da bandeira desse país caribenho, é a única que pode ter uma maioria absoluta no parlamento depois de o Partido Social Democrata (SPD) ter decidido não continuar com a grande coligação, que mantinha com a CDU. Consulte Mais Informação

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President Ram Nath Kovind on Northeast visit from Sunday

President Ram Nath Kovind on Northeast visit from Sunday

The President, will also visit Assam and Manipur besides Arunachal Pradesh and attend several programmes and meetings, official sources said. “As legislators, they are guardians of public interest and trust. He was addressing the valedictory function of the completion of 40 years of the Vivekananda Kendra in Arunachal on Sunday. Commending the services of the VKVs with their motto of ‘service to man is service to god towards promotion of quality education in the country in general and ... Consulte Mais Informação

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Wind and rain warning issued for parts of Vancouver Island

Wind and rain warning issued for parts of Vancouver Island

Shortly before noon, the federal weather agency issued a warning of "strong winds that may cause damage" in the soutwest of the Metro region, including Richmond and Delta, thanks to an "intense frontal system with strong souterly winds". Localized flood is possible in low-lying areas and residents should consider moving valuable items to higher areas. High winds can also toss loose objects or cause tree branches to break. Consulte Mais Informação

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Strong quake off New Caledonia

Strong quake off New Caledonia

The Pacific Tsunami Centre warns of "possible" hazardous waves within 300 kilometres of the epicentre. The quake, initially reported as a magnitude 6.6, struck at 8.25pm at a depth of 13.0 km, the USGS said. Australia and New Zealand do not face any tsunami threats, authorities say. New Caledonia is located in the " ring of fire", an area of tectonic around the Pacific, which gives rise to frequent tremors and volcanic eruptions. Consulte Mais Informação

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Former Oklahoma state senator pleads guilty to child sex trafficking charge

Former Oklahoma state senator pleads guilty to child sex trafficking charge

Child sex trafficking carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison, and a maximum sentence of life in prison. Sentencing will be scheduled for a later date, Shortey's lawyer said. According to the Oklahoman, the two carried on conversations via the messaging app Kik before going to the motel. Shortey is alleged to have replied: "I don't really have any legitimate things I need help with right now". Consulte Mais Informação

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Family of Boy Crushed at Rotating Restaurant in Atlanta Sues Company

Family of Boy Crushed at Rotating Restaurant in Atlanta Sues Company

The suit alleges the restaurant, as well as the hotel and others, were negligent in failing to address a "longstanding safety hazard" that led to Holt's death. "Charlie was only a few steps ahead". "Michael could not free him", the suit says. Rebecca and Michael Holt of Charlotte, North Carolina, sued the hotel chain Marriott International on Wednesday accusing it of negligence in connection to their son Charlie Holt's death on April 14. Consulte Mais Informação

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Bridge, Riders close to completing comeback

Bridge, Riders close to completing comeback

But it didn't go well at all for them until the fourth quarter. Starting quarterback Kevin Glenn struggled out of the gate, completing six of 13 passing attempts with three interceptions. After a two-point convert, the Riders were suddenly up 21-18. The Saskatchewan Roughriders were a heartbeat away from becoming the first team in CFL history to crossover from the West into the East and advance to the Grey Cup, but it wasn't to be. Consulte Mais Informação

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