Apartment High Rise Evacuated After ‘Cracking’ Heard
than 3,000 people living in or near the 36 storey Opal Tower complex at
Sydney’s Olympic Park were evacuated on Christmas Eve after residents reported
hearing ‘cracking’ noises.
police in New South Wales, Australia said in a statement that the alarm was
raised by reports of ‘cracking noises’ throughout the morning.
residents had been taken to an evacuation centre. It was not clear when they could return to
their homes. Firefighters and engineers were expected to examine the cause of
the reported cracks on the 10th floor of the Opal Tower, and to see
whether the building is in danger of collapse.
Kelly granted bail by Tokyo court; Christmas release possible.
Nissan Motor Representative Director Greg Kelly was granted bail on Tuesday by
a Tokyo court, and could be freed before the end of Christmas. But Carlos Ghosn, Nissan’s ousted Chairman
remains in custody.
and Ghosn were detained since their first arrest in November of 2018, on
suspicion of understating Ghosn’s income for several years in Nissan’s
arrests jolted the global car industry.
There is also a strain on Nissan’s alliance with Renault.
Nissan spokesman said the investigation into misconduct is “ongoing”. The company had dismissed both men due to the
rises After Breaching $50 as Market Chaos cloaks OPEC and cuts.
prices in London dipped below $50 a barrel for the first time since July 2017
before recovering as the market turmoil and worries over the supply from the
U.S. countered signs that OPEC and its allies may extend or deepen cuts in
plunged more than 40 per cent from a four year high in October over the
prospect of a supply glut.
OPEC and its allies agreed to cut output earlier this month, investors are
sceptical as to whether the reductions will be enough to dent growing supplies
from the United States, especially from U.S. shale.
soars more than 1050 points its biggest point gain in history, recovering from
days of losses.
on Wednesday climbed back from their severe Christmas Eve plunge as all three
indexes posted big gains
Dow Jones Industrial Average soared up to 1,086 points (or 4.98 per cent)-its biggest
points gain in history-as stocks broke a four-day losing streak that placed the
ten-year bull market on the edge of death on Monday.
was the largest daily gain for markets since 2009. Both the S&P and NASDAQ had their best
day in three years. But despite the big
gains, all three indexes remained in the loss column by Boxing Day, Thursday.
have been shaken by recent economic and political developments such as the abrupt
resignation of Jim Mattis from his post of U.S. Defence Secretary.
calls in Administrators (Reuters)
retailer HMV said it was calling in the administrator and blamed a worsening
market for CD’s and DVD’s. The well-known
company became the latest victim of brutal trading conditions in Britain’s
the accounting firm was named by HMV as its administrator and intends to keep
the business running while seeking a potential buyer, according to a statement
released by HMV on Friday.
music retailer HMV went into administration previously in 2013, before its
rescue by the restructuring specialist Hilco.
Since then it has been hit by competition from online rivals and music streaming
was first opened in 1921 on London’s Oxford Street by the English composer
Edward Elgar. It made itself famous with
the ‘dog and trumpet’ image.