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Sinochem hires banks as it eyes rival bid for Potash

first_img Share Sinochem hires banks as it eyes rival bid for Potash China’s Sinochem Corp has hired investment banks to look at toppling BHP Billiton’s $39bn (£24bn) bid for Potash Corp, sources said, as the miner warned it would not be caught in an expensive bidding war for the world’s largest fertiliser group.State-owned chemicals group Sinochem has hired Deutsche Bank and Citigroup to evaluate measures to foil BHP’s bid for Potash, sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters. The sources were not authorised to speak publicly on the matter.Both banks declined comment. Sinochem could not be immediately reached for comment on Wednesday, a public holiday in China.Though it was still unclear whether a serious rival bid from a Chinese consortium would emerge, news of the banking mandates underscored China’s willingness to try and stymie the deal with a rival offer or by buying a blocking stake in Potash.Late on Tuesday in Canada, BHP Chief Executive Marius Kloppers said he was unconcerned by the possibility of a rival bid emerging for the Potash, and said the miner would rather drop its bid than raise the offer to a level that exceeded good value for its shareholders.“If somebody offers a price at which we cannot demonstrate value for our shareholders, we’re probably not going to show, and I think that continues to be the case,” Kloppers said in an interview with Canada’s Business News Network.BHP shares in Sydney edged up 0.3 per cent by 3:15 a.m. in line with the broader market. Investors suggested BHP might raise its offer but it was still unclear whether a serious white knight would emerge.“It is all part of the game. BHP has made a bid at $130 and you would suspect that’s not their final bid or otherwise they would have said it is final,” said James Bruce, a portfolio manager at Perpetual Investments, which owns BHP shares.“Our view remains unchanged. As a BHP shareholder, we think they are offering a full price for the assets and a far more value-accretive move by the BHP board would be to buy back their own stock rather than pay up for Potash Corp.”On Tuesday, Potash’s U.S.-listed shares closed at $147.5, a 13.5 percent premium to BHP’s offer.Sinochem had not yet decided whether to proceed with a formal bid and was exploring its options, one of the sources said.Chinese officials have ordered state-owned companies to meet investment bankers to explore options. Sinochem has approached Singapore’s Temasek Holdings to join a consortium that may make a bid, sources have told Reuters. Wednesday 22 September 2010 2:22 am Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULLcenter_img whatsapp John Dunne whatsapp last_img read more

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Tube boss says sorry to the thousands of commuters forced to walk on tracks

first_img Share KCS-content Show Comments ▼ whatsapp THE HEAD of the London Underground apologised for a second day of Tube chaos yesterday, which saw thousands of commuters forced to climb out of trains and walk to safety through pitch-black tunnels. The Victoria line was suspended after a train broke down near Seven Sisters station at peak rush hour, stranding around 400 passengers in the tunnel for two hours before TfL staff led them through the tunnel. The Northern, District and Circle lines also suffered delays due to myriad signal failures and defective trains. The chaos followed Monday’s power failure on the Jubilee line, which also led to thousands of passengers escaping by walking down the underground tracks. “I am sorry that for a second day many of our customers have had difficult and in some cases severely interrupted journeys to work,” said London Underground managing director Mike Brown. “I know that having to walk along the track through a tunnel is distressing. “Our customers deserve much better than the service they have had in recent days and all our energies are focused on delivering a fast, reliable and safe service.”The rail union RMT said the breakdowns illustrated the dangers of cutting staff. Tags: NULLcenter_img whatsapp Tube boss says sorry to the thousands of commuters forced to walk on tracks Tuesday 19 October 2010 7:54 pm More From Our Partners Supermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.com Video Carousel – cityam_native_carousel – 426 00:00/00:50 LIVERead More Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndomoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comUndoMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesUndolast_img read more

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UK wage settlements hit 2.2pc

first_img Wage settlements in Britain hit their highest level in nearly two years at the end of 2010 but remained below inflation, a survey revealed yesterday. The median wage rise climbed to 2.2 per cent in the three months to November, compared to two per cent for most of last year, and the highest since the first quarter of 2009, according to Income Data Services. UK consumer price inflation hit 3.3 per cent in November. KCS-content Share Show Comments ▼ whatsapp More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comcenter_img UK wage settlements hit 2.2pc by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farmthedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.com Thursday 6 January 2011 7:25 pm Tags: NULL whatsapplast_img read more

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Churchill Downs launches sports betting in Mississippi

first_imgSports betting Email Address 24th August 2018 | By contenteditor Churchill Downs launches sports betting in Mississippi AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Regions: US Mississippicenter_img Topics: Sports betting Tech & innovation Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) has cited “great opportunity” for growth in Mississippi after launching sports betting at its two casino properties in the state. Harlow’s Casino Resort & Spa in Greenville and the Riverwalk Casino Hotel in Vicksburg will both offer wagering services across various sporting events, including US collegiate sports. CDI will launch the sportsbook under the ‘BetAmerica’ brand and plans to also roll out this service in other states where sports betting is legal. BetAmerica sportsbook areas at the two casinos will feature big screen displays, offering more than 100 channels of sporting events and information.Bill Carstanjen, chief executive of CDI, said: “The legalisation of sports wagering in Mississippi is a great opportunity for Churchill Downs to deliver an innovative, state-of-the-art product that we believe will exceed our customers’ expectations. “We are excited to get started and will take everything we learn from this experience to improve our offering in Mississippi and other markets over time.” In May, CDI announced that it had agreed a deal with SBTech to jointly work on its sports betting service offering in the US. The partnership initially focused on entrance into the New Jersey and Pennsylvania markets. Last week, SBTech, along with William Hill USA, were awarded licences to both manufacture and distribute sports betting platforms in Mississippi. Jay McDaniel, deputy director of the Mississippi Gaming Commission, revealed to iGamingBusiness.com that the companies will be able to provide odds and risk-management services in the state, with casinos operating the sportsbooks. McDaniel also said he understood that William Hill USA is supporting the launch of sportsbooks at five casinos operated by Penn National Gaming in the state. Image: Michael Jester Harlow’s Casino Resort and Riverwalk Casino Hotel now offer wagering Subscribe to the iGaming newsletterlast_img read more

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Zenith Bank PLC (ZENITH.ng) Q32014 Interim Report

first_imgZenith Bank PLC (ZENITH.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Zenith Bank PLC (ZENITH.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Zenith Bank PLC (ZENITH.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Zenith Bank PLC (ZENITH.ng)  2014 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileZenith Bank Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services for the personal, commercial, corporate, private and investment banking sectors. The company also offers non-banking services such as foreign exchange, treasury, trade services and cash management services. Its full-service offering ranges from transactional accounts, savings accounts and deposits to short term investment funds, association accounts, personal funds management, funds transfer service and import letters of credit. Established in 1990 and formerly known as Zenith International Bank Limited, the company changed its name to Zenith Bank Plc in 2004. The company has three subsidiaries: Zenith Bank (Ghana) Limited and Zenith Bank (Sierra Leone) and Zenith Bank (Gambia) Limited. It has representative offices in South Africa and The People’s Republic of China. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Zenith Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Oakland, Calif., police take another young Black life

first_imgOakland, Calif., Police Department officers took yet another young Black man’s life on the morning of June 6. According to initial reports, the man was unconscious behind the wheel of his car, which was stopped at the curb in a lane which exits from I-580 near the Lake Merritt shopping district. The police were called by firefighters after they had approached the car to provide assistance, but saw a gun on the passenger seat.Police officials said that they attempted to awaken the man by shooting bean bag rounds at the car windows. They then used another instrument to break the windows. Police Chief Sean Whent, in a press conference that afternoon, said, “Upon the last attempt to (make contact), officers approached the car, the person at that time was awake, a confrontation ensued with the officers and the person, one officer deployed a Taser, a second officer deployed a firearm, the person in the car was struck by the gunfire.” (­insidebayarea.com, June 6) He was pronounced dead at Highland Hospital soon afterwards. The yet unnamed man who was killed had at least one child, a daughter in grade school, according to the mother of her best friend.The Anti Police-Terror Project’s first responder team was on the scene shortly afterwards, trying to find witnesses and gather evidence. They were able to obtain police dispatch records. Daniela Kantorova posted on Facebook a summary of what she found:“Between 8:12-8:42, police firing bean bags at the car, and reports NO MOVEMENT in the vehicle. Then, and these are quotes:8:42:26 making contact8:42:33 everybody hold their position8:42:47 taking suspect into custody8:42:55 start medical from Lakeshore8:43:22 GET MEDICAL HERE RIGHT NOW”So in the space of less than one minute, the announcement went from “no movement” (presumably he was still unconscious) to that he was Tased, shot and killed.The community is outraged and the APTP has organized a vigil for Friday, June 12, at 6 p.m. at Lake Merritt. At this writing, 824 people have joined the event on Facebook.It remains to be seen how the OPD will respond to this large nighttime gathering. They are still trying to enforce a new policing policy, ordered by Mayor Libby Schaaf and implemented for the first time on May 21, that prohibits night marches in the streets. The community has been holding frequent protests against this new “curfew” ever since. Another one, “Whose Streets? Our Streets!” is called for June 10 at Oscar Grant Plaza (14th Street and Broadway) by the Black Youth Project.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Media facing harassment in Adjara Autonomous Republic

first_imgNews Mounting pressure on Georgia’s media in run-up to elections to go further January 16, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Media facing harassment in Adjara Autonomous Republic RSF_en Organisation October 1, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information June 18, 2020 Find out more GeorgiaEurope – Central Asia GeorgiaEurope – Central Asia center_img Reporters Without Borders has expressed concern about harassment of the media in the Adjara Autonomous Republic.In one week, several journalists have been set upon, physically attacked or prevented from working in this region where a state of emergency was declared on 7 January 2004.Since the departure of Eduard Shevardnadze, the authorities in the region have effectively refused to accept the authority of Nino Burdjanadze, who is interim president until Mikhail Saakashvili, elected on 2 January, can take over.The international press freedom organisation has called on the President of the Adjara Autonomous Republic Aslan Abashidze, to do everything possible to allow journalists to work normally and that those responsible for the violence and obstruction towards them are identified and punished.Around 15 thugs beat a cameraman of the television channel Imedi, Davit Gogitauri, and seized his camera on 13 January in Batumi (capital of the Adjara Autonomous Republic). He had been about to interview a men who was attacked after hanging from his window the traditional Georgian flag, symbol of the National Movement party of the new president Mikhail Saakashvili.In Gonio village on 11 January, around 15 men dressed in black beat journalists Mzia Amaglobeli and Eter Turadze, from the magazine Batumelebi, and seized and damaged the camera of Diana Trapaidze, of the television channel Imedi. They also seized video equipment from Nestan Sheckhladze of independent television Rustavi 2. The journalists were attacked as they covered a demonstration in support of President Mikhail Saakashvili. Police officers in Batumi had earlier set on Diana Trapaidze, of Imedi, and Nestan Sheckhladze, of Rustavi 2, on 10 January after they filmed the police ripping down posters of the Kmara movement. This movement spearheaded the protest during the “rose revolution”, which saw the peaceful resignation of President Eduard Shevarnadze and the taking of power by the opposition after legislative elections on 2 November 2003. The police accused the two journalists of giving publicity to KmaraJournalist Tedo Jorbenadze, of the magazine Batumelebi, who was also present, was beaten by the police officers. The three journalists were held for less than an hour and then released after the intervention of a former Adjarian parliamentary deputy, Aslan Smirba, and the interior ministry press officer Davit Gergedava.A journalist from Rustavi 2, Irakli Shetciruli, was prevented from crossing the Chokoli administrative border overnight on 7-8 January. A member of the security forces told the journalist in a sarcastic tone that his television channel had caused a revolution in Georgia and asked if he was planning on doing the same in Adjara.The Adjarian interior ministry said that the refusal was legitimate, since there was a state of emergency in the autonomous republic. The journalist had just finished reporting on the arrest of members of Kmara movement.Reporters Without Borders recalled that the independent television channel Rustavi 2 has been banned from broadcasting in Adjari since 25 November 2003. The authorities in the autonomous republic began virulently criticising the channel on the day of legislative elections, after it announced results of a poll according to which the Renewal Union party of Aslan Abashidze was polling poorly. The channel also gave wide coverage to the demonstrations that followed the elections and that called for the departure of President Shevardnadze and Aslan Abashidze. At least five journalists attacked while covering Georgia’s election campaign News News Follow the news on Georgia July 20, 2020 Find out more News Concern about alleged plot to murder Georgian TV host Receive email alertslast_img read more

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Bishop impressed by teenagers’ contribution to Limerick synod

first_imgBishop Brendan Leahy encouraged by youth involvement in the Church.BISHOP Brendan Leahy has said that he has been struck by the impressive level of genuine response shown by teenagers in recent consultation with them in relation to the Limerick Diocesan synod.In his Easter Message, Bishop Leahy said that he was greatly encouraged by the feedback offered by young people on how they see the Church of the future. He also issued an open invitation to them and all others to participate in the renewal of the Church locally through the Limerick Diocesan Synod.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up He said that thousands of young people from across the diocese will put forward their opinions over the coming months with regard to the issues they would like to see addressed at the Synod, which takes place in April of next year.“Easter is the ultimate season of new beginnings and our Synod process is itself a path of discovery to a new beginning. It’s about trying to determine what type of diocese we want in the years ahead and it has been especially heartening for me to speak about the Synod in recent weeks with groups of remarkable teenagers from around the Diocese.“It has convinced me even more that the ‘young Church’ in our Diocese will offer a vital contribution to our Synod. Young people care about the Church and that’s the message coming across. Our task now is to harness those opinions and put them into the mix with all others so that we have a very clear pathway forward”, he said. Linkedin Advertisement Print WhatsApp Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended First Irish death from Coronavirus Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Shannondoc operating but only by appointment TAGSfeaturedfull-image center_img Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsBreaking newsBishop impressed by teenagers’ contribution to Limerick synodBy Bernie English – April 5, 2015 659 Email Twitter Previous article10,000 take part in the big Limerick clean-upNext articleLetting agents tell Limerick tenants to register with Irish Water or pay €260 Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. No vaccines in Limerick yet Facebooklast_img read more

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Bringing Christmas cheer to children in Limerick hospital

first_img Previous article€18 million development breathes new life into Limerick city centreNext articleRusangano Family: Choice Gig of the Week Editor Linkedin Twitter WhatsApp Advertisement Facebookcenter_img Ryan Heaney from the Old Cork Road, Limerick, meets Bonnie the therapy dog in the play room at the ChildrenÕs Ark, University Hospital Limerick.A range of activities at the Children’s Ark in University Hospital Limerick will bring the magic of Christmas to children staying in or visiting hospital at this time of year.A purpose-built paediatric facility, the Children’s Ark is the only inpatient facility for sick children in the MidWest. It incorporates 49 beds in the Sunshine and Rainbow wards, a high-dependency unit, a cystic fibrosis unit and the Caterpillar day ward.  There is also a classroom so those well enough can keep up with their school work.December can be a busy time for the unit with children being treated for respiratory and other winter-related infections and conditions. However staff work with children and families to ensure that as many children as possible are discharged in the run-up to Christmas.   Only children with the most serious illnesses are kept in hospital at Christmas and those well enough are discharged.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Everyone who works in the Ark – including play therapists and teachers; doctors, nurses, healthcare assistants, clerical staff and hygiene attendants  – try to make the Christmas experience as magical as possible for these children. This extends to the catering staff preparing seasonal fare and the electricians in the maintenance department who have put up the Christmas lights.The UL Hospitals Group extends its thanks to the musicians and entertainers, charitable partners, community/volunteer and other groups and individuals who have visited the Ark to raise spirits at this special time of year as well as those who have supported the Ark all year round.Some of the activity taking place on the Ark this week includes:Monday, December 18: Magician Leon Anderson in the play room and on the wards. Irish therapy dog Bonnie with her handler Emma Hogan.Tuesday, December 19: Stryker Gift Drop for children in hospital over Christmas.Wednesday, December 20:  Music session with Limerick Music GenerationThursday, December 21: Liam Mulcahy, Santa and members of the Defence Forces from Sarsfield Barracks visit the Ark courtesy of Sophie’s Journey. Irish Chamber Orchestra performing in the Ark School and on the wardsFriday, December: Liam and Ben from Wild Encounters bring their menagerie to the play room.Christmas Day: Santa to visit children on the wards courtesy of Des Begley and Jim Keogh. Santa and Mrs Claus will bring a special guest.More health news here Email Print NewsHealthBringing Christmas cheer to children in Limerick hospitalBy Editor – December 20, 2017 1972 last_img read more

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Five things you need to know today, June 8

first_img Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Friday, June 8. Find complete local news coverage in the Odessa American every day, online at oaoa.com and our daily E-Edition at myoaoa.com.1. Amid reforms at Odessa Animal Control and an oil bust, officials in charge of stray and unwanted animals touted a hard-won success by the beginning of 2017: The pound had not euthanized an animal fit for adoption for more than two years. But that’s no longer the case, as OAC struggles to avoid crowding.2. Officers were called Wednesday evening to Springwood Apartments after dispatch advised they could hear people telling someone to put a gun down, a probable cause affidavit stated.3. Ector County Independent School District is seeing another of its longtime principals retire this year.4. Keep Odessa Beautiful has scheduled Planet Trooper cleanup days to wipe out litter in the community from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.5. IN SPORTS: Colton Martin, previously at Eden High School, has been hired as the new head boys basketball coach at Rankin High School. ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ Facebook Pinterest Twitter Odessa Fire Rescue and the West Odessa Volunteer Fire Department responded to a brush fire near the intersection of Layla Ln. and N. Eagles Nest Ave. Thursday, June 7, 2018 in Odessa, Texas. Batallion Chief Pat Land said that the fire was on a 75′ by 100′. lot and included a vacant, wood framed structure. One volunteer fire fighter was injured and transported to the hospital. (Mark Rogers/Odessa American) 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School WhatsApp OC employee of the year always learning Previous articlePrincipal retiring after more than three decades with ECISDNext articleReport released on fatal Midland plane crash admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Upside Down Blueberry Pie CheesecakeSouthern Style Potato SaladHawaiian Roll Ham SlidersPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Local News Five things you need to know today, June 8 WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Twitter Home Local News Five things you need to know today, June 8 By admin – June 8, 2018 last_img read more