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Father of missing Dorset girl Gaia Pope breaks down

Pictured: Gaia Pope was last seen on Tuesday, November 7 in Swanage  The father of a third suspect arrested on suspicion of murdering Gaia Pope has tonight insisted his son is innocent, hours after police discovered a pile of clothes feared to belong to the missing teenager. Greg Elsey confirmed to MailOnline that his son Paul was taken into custody last night after he attended Poole Police station accompanied by a solicitor. Speaking outside his home, the 69 year old…

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Canadian firms embrace Alexa for everything from flight tracking to making phone calls

Amazon’s Alexa launch to the Canadian market may have been long awaited, but the ecosystem of Canadian-based Skills will assemble almost immediately. Some of Canada’s top national brands have Alexa Skills that will be available to enable when Alexa’s Echo devices ship to the Canadian market on Dec. 5. Others expect to be available by the end of the year. From Manulife Financial Corp., to Air Canada, to Telus Corp., and TD Bank, firms have been collaborating with Amazon to…

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American Hotel Income Properties REIT LP Announces November 2017 U.S. Dollar Cash Distribution, The Canadian Business Journal

VANCOUVER, BC–(Marketwired – November 16, 2017) – American Hotel Income Properties REIT LP (“AHIP“) (TSX: HOT.UN) (TSX: HOT.U) (TSX: HOT.DB.U) announced today a cash distribution of US$0.054 per limited partnership unit (“Unit“) for the period of November 1, 2017 to November 30, 2017, which is equivalent to US$0.648 per Unit on an annualized basis. The distribution will be paid on December 15, 2017 to unitholders of record at the close of business on November 30, 2017. The policy of AHIP…

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Xero chief Rod Drury sells $94.5m of shares

Xero chief executive and founder Rod Drury sold $94.5 million of shares, boosting the accounting software firm’s liquidity as it prepares to shift to a sole ASX listing.  Drury sold 3 million shares in a placement to institutional and professional investors at $31.50 apiece in his biggest transaction since taking the company public in 2007. Drury remains Xero’s largest shareholder with 17.7 million shares, or about 13 percent.  The transaction comes hot on the heels of Xero’s first-half earnings announcement when…

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Sinclair-Tribune Media deal gets boost from FCC – Marketing/media News

(AP)—Federal regulators have weakened rules meant to support independent local media. Now, one company can own newspapers and broadcast stations in one market, undoing a ban in place since 1975. Thursday’s decision by the Federal Communications Commission also makes it easier for one company to own two broadcast TV stations in one market and coordinate operations with stations owned by others. Although the changes won’t affect AT&T’s pending bid for Time Warner and its cable channels, they come as cable…

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Comcast Has Approached 21st Century Fox About an Acquisition

Comcast Corp. has approached 21st Century Fox to express interest in buying a substantial piece of the company’s business, according to people familiar with the situation, underscoring that Rupert Murdoch’s media empire has quickly become an attractive acquisition target. The cable giant is interested in assets similar to those Walt Disney Co. pursued when it recently held talks with 21st Century Fox, some of the people said. The Disney talks, which fell apart, included the Twentieth Century Fox studio, some…

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Amazon to sell exclusive Calvin Klein apparel

Amazon is coming between department stores and their Calvins. Jeff Bezos’ online behemoth is getting the first crack at Calvin Klein’s latest underwear designs in a deal that snubs old-line department stores like Macy’s, Bloomingdales and Saks Fifth Avenue — stores that have long been the designer’s primary retail outlets. Amazon will also sell exclusive Calvin Klein Jeans. Bezos will offer both lines right in the face of the department stores — in pop-up stores in New York and in…

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EU Parliament warns Poland on rule of law — EUbusiness.com

(STRASBOURG) – Poland is at “clear risk of a serious breach” of European values, including the rule of law, enshrined in the EU Treaty, MEPs said on Wednesday, warning of possible suspension of Poland’s EU voting rights. In the vote, the Parliament decided by 438 votes to 152 to prepare a formal request that the Council activate the preventive mechanism provided for in Article 7.1.of the Treaty. If the risk persists and the Polish authorities refuse to comply with the…

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EU-China look to cooperate on state aid — EUbusiness.com

(BEIJING) – The EU Commission and China reaffirmed the importance of cooperation on competition policy for good economic relations Thursday, at a meeting forming part of a new dialogue between the EU and China. The meeting, between the EU’s Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager and Chairman He Lifeng and Vice Chairman Hu Zucai, of China’s National Development and Reform Commission, follows the signing on 2 June this year of a Memorandum of Understanding to start a dialogue on State aid control,…

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Waubetek Business winners announced – Northern Ontario Business

The Waubetek Business Development Corp. acknowledged business excellence during its annual awards gala on Nov. 2. The organization gave out awards in four categories during the event, which was held on the Mnjikaning (Rama) First Nation. A list of the awards and their winners includes: Business Achievement: Rodney Corbiere, Corbiere Enterprises (M’Chigeeng First Nation) New Business of the Year: Leslie Moreau, Goulais River Smile Clinic (Goulais River) Business Merit Award: Robert York, Metalworks CNC (Mnjikaning First Nation) …

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Waubetek Business winners announced – Northern Ontario Business

The Waubetek Business Development Corp. acknowledged business excellence during its annual awards gala on Nov. 2. The organization gave out awards in four categories during the event, which was held on the Mnjikaning (Rama) First Nation. A list of the awards and their winners includes: Business Achievement: Rodney Corbiere, Corbiere Enterprises (M’Chigeeng First Nation) New Business of the Year: Leslie Moreau, Goulais River Smile Clinic (Goulais River) Business Merit Award: Robert York, Metalworks CNC (Mnjikaning First Nation) …

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Delta state student wins NNPC quiz competition

From MATTHEW OCHEI (Asaba) A student of the Federal Government College, Warri, Delta State, Isioma Nelson Ifeanyichukwu, has emerged winner of the highly intellectual grand finale of the sixteenth edition of the 2017 Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), National Quiz Completion. The sixteenth edition of the 2017 NNPC quiz competition, which began few months back from the grass root stage of about 774 local government areas of the county, witnessed 18 students from six geopolitical zones, contested at the grade…

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Trump is said to consider naming Mulvaney to lead Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

WASHINGTON — Mick Mulvaney once called the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau “a sad, sick joke.” Now, he may get to oversee Elizabeth Warren’s favorite regulator. Mulvaney, President Donald Trump’s Office of Management and Budget director, is being considered for a temporary role as interim director of the consumer watchdog after Richard Cordray steps down later this month, according to two people familiar with the matter. Mulvaney would be expected to name someone else or a team of people to run…

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