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  • Cairns's wife accused of lying at trial | SBS News

    Cairns's wife accused of lying at trial | SBS News
    Chris Cairns's wife has been accused of lying to help her husband at his London trial, and has faced uncomfortable questions about the start of her relationship with the former cricket star.Mel Cairns gave evidence for the defence at the Southwark Crown Court trial on Thursday, speaking via video link from Canberra.Under cross examination, the Australian was accused of supporting her husband to the point of lying, both in the current trial and in evidence for Cairns's libel case against Indian cricket boss Lalit Modi at the British High Court in 2012."You have every motive to support your husband in this case, just as you did in the High Court ... even if it involves not telling the truth," ..
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  • Cairns exits judicial management - NewsDay Zimbabwe

    The High Court has sanctioned the removal of agro processors Cairns Holdings from judicial management, paving the way for a new investor to take over.BY BUSINESS REPORTERThe sanctioning was done last Wednesday and investment holding firm Takura Capital moved in, ending the judicial management of Reggie Saruchera of Grant Thornton.Takura Capital partner Tafadzwa Nyamayi told NewsDay yesterday that the company had roped in former Unilever boss Nancy Guzha as chief executive officer-designate.“She is on site effective the day the company was removed from judicial management,” Nyamayi said. Takura Capital now has over 90% shareholding in Cairns after acquiring the stake..
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  • US unions, lawmakers to scrutinise TPP

    US unions, lawmakers to scrutinise TPPby:By Krista Hughes and Matt SiegelFrom:AAPNovember 06, 20154:53AMUS unions, lawmakers and interest groups have questioned the long-awaited text of a landmark US-backed Pacific trade deal, setting up a potentially long and difficult path to ratification by the United States, the biggest of the 12 partners.ARGUMENTS over the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, aimed at freeing up commerce in 40 per cent of the world's economy, including that of Australia, are set to focus on transparency and how the pact affects workers and businesses."It's worse than we thought," Lori Wallach, director of Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch, told reporters on a conferen..
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  • $76m 'Blue Moon Diamond' goes to auction

    $76m 'Blue Moon Diamond' goes to auction
    Blue moon ... The 12.03 carat blue diamond is estimated to sell between $49 and $76 million at auction. Picture: Martial Trezzini/Keystone via APSource:APA LARGE blue diamond, one of the world’s rarest, could fetch US$35-55 million ($49-76 million) at auction next week, Sotheby’s said, as an industry group reported strong prices for colour diamonds ahead of the holiday season.The November 11 sale also features a Cartier pearl and diamond tiara — estimated at up to US450,000 ($626,400) — that survived the sinking of the Lusitania cruise liner 100 years ago, and a 15.20 carat fancy orange-pink diamond pendant owned by former James Bond actor Sir Sean Connery, estimated at US$1.2-$2.4 million (..
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  • Effigy of Blatter to be lit in UK town

    Effigy of Blatter to be lit in UK town
    A GIANT effigy of embattled FIFA president Sepp Blatter will be set alight as part of the Bonfire Night celebrations in a small English town.THE towering 11-metre sculpture built by artist Frank Shepherd has been erected at Edenbridge in Kent and portrays the 79-year-old Swiss holding the World Cup, a football and a box of bank notes.The effigy of Blatter, who is currently suspended for 90 days by FIFA's ethics committee and reeling from the most serious corruption scandal ever to engulf the world governing body, will be torched on Saturday. Asked why Blatter had been chosen as the 'Bad Guy' for the town's Bonfire Night celebrations, Shepherd said: "Well, it's always difficult. We have to wa..
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  • Cairns trial: Even those who rejected Lou Vincent match-fixing offers felt the guilt | Stuff

    Cairns trial: Even those who rejected Lou Vincent match-fixing offers felt the guilt | Stuff
    Cairns trial: Even those who rejected Lou Vincent match-fixing offers felt the guiltKEVIN NORQUAY IN LONDONLast updated 12:31, November 6 2015DAVID GRAY/REUTERSFormer England cricketer Mal Loye has told the court he rejected approaches from Lou Vincent to fix matches.Two cricketers who rejected approaches from serial match-fixer Lou Vincent have told Southwark District Court how it left mental scars, made them angry, feel guilty, and ruined the game for them.England batsman Mal Loye and Zimbabwean test player Murray Goodwin rejected fixing approaches from New Zealander Vincent, when he played county cricket with them at Lancashire and Sussex respectively.Loye, who played for the Auckland Ace..
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  • Woman stabs Qld police officer in leg

    A POLICEMAN has been stabbed in the leg while trying to break up a fight between two women at their house in Brisbane's southern outskirts.THE 47-year-old senior police constable was called to the Regents Park house on Thursday.Police allege he became involved in a struggle with one of the women who was armed with a knife. He was taken to hospital with a stab wound. A 49-year-old Regents Park woman has been charged with unlawful wounding, as well as deprivation of liberty and assault occasioning bodily harm in relation to the other woman. She is due to appear in the Beenleigh Magistrates Court on Friday.
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  • Businesses should challenge practices: PM

    Businesses should challenge practices: PM
    Businesses should challenge practices: PMFrom:AAPNovember 05, 20158:56PMAustralian businesses need to treat volatility as a friend, not their foe, Malcolm Turnbull says.Source:AAPAUSTRALIAN businesses need to challenge their existing practices and treat volatility as their friend, the prime minister has urged.THE business world is experiencing unprecedented and rapid change and senior executives should encourage those who work for them to challenge for change, Malcolm Turnbull believes."The old phrase 'not invented here' or 'always done it that way' is disastrous," Mr Turnbull told the annual Business Council of Australia dinner in Sydney on Thursday. "In a disruptive age of rapid change, de..
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  • Australia closer to abuse redress scheme

    Australia closer to abuse redress scheme
    Australia closer to abuse redress schemeby:By Annette BlackwellFrom:AAPNovember 05, 20157:19PMAUSTRALIA is one step closer to a national redress scheme for thousands of survivors of sexual abuse in state-run and other institutions.VICTORIA and NSW have joined faith-based institutions, including the Catholic Church and the Salvation Army, in backing the recommendation of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse for a national approach to compensating victims.The urgent need for such a national scheme was emphasised on Thursday by royal commission chairman Peter McClellan. Justice McClellan told an international conference of sex-abuse treatment experts that exte..
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  • Search for survivors in Pakistan factory

    Search for survivors in Pakistan factory
    Search for survivors in Pakistan factoryFrom:AAPNovember 05, 20157:55PMPAKISTANI rescuers have pulled more than 100 survivors from the rubble of a collapsed factory and are searching for dozens of others believed still trapped in a disaster that has killed at least 19.SOLDIERS and rescuers in Lahore were carefully cutting through steel, and using cranes to lift the debris of the building in a bid to find people still alive, with survivors telling AFP that many of the workers had been children.Medics had to amputate one man's leg on the site before rushing him to hospital. "One of his legs was trapped in such a way that it was not possible to retrieve him with both legs," an official who did ..
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