Now one problem with this is that in previous years, 40% of management compensation was based on return to shareholders. 2020 compensation is different now they emphasizing cash flow to the holding company (see page 63 of 2020 proxy) which is fine by me. They want to be flexible and grow their business opportunistically, and a lot of insurance companies are trading at wide discounts to book value..
As Amazon has grown, so has scrutiny. Amazon and other tech giants have enjoyed light touch regulation and star status in Washington for decades, but calls for greater regulation are growing. A report by the House Judiciary Committee in October called for possibly breaking up Amazon and others, making it harder for them to acquire companies and imposing new rules to safeguard competition..
Opened in 1910 as a British gentlemen’s club and now part of the beautifully restored Waldorf Astoria on The Bund, the Long Bar was the place to be during Shanghai’s heyday. Its most famous imbiber: Nol Coward, who once laid his cheek against the bar’s 110 feet of mahogany and declared that he could see the curvature of the earth in it. A century on, it’s still a gorgeous spot for a sophisticated tipple, with teak panelled walls, aged leathers, swirling fans and one of the finest collections of whisky in town.
GLAAD was, as might be expected, happy about Osborne stepping up. Osborne’s decision to publicly come out and share his story is a major step forward to increase LGBTQ acceptance and inclusion in the country music world,” said the org’s head of talent, Anthony Ramos. “He is now the only openly gay artist signed to a major country music label, and I hope that the business continues to realize that there is a space for LGBTQ artists, and that they can be commercially successful..
Former President Donald Trump 2016 campaign chair Paul Manafort won face a second round of prosecution in New York state after a court affirmed the state and federal charges against him constituted double jeopardy. Manafort was sentenced to more than seven years in prison in early 2019 after being charged with financial crimes, as well as witness tampering and unregistered lobbying, as a result of former Special Counsel Robert Mueller probe. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance charged Manafort with pretty much the same financial crimes shortly after his second sentence in what was seemingly an insurance policy against Trump likely pardon of Manafort.
No president is immune from scandal, President Biden included, Trevor Noah said on Monday Daily Show. But maybe not all scandals are created equal. “Over the weekend, Biden took a short break from his day to day presidenting to catch the Super Bowl from his home in Delaware and if you aren immediately outraged about that, well, you obviously haven been watching the last 48 hours of conservative news media,” Noah said.