Real estate stocks plunge as developers raise money

(Bloomberg) - Chinese real estate developers are pressuring their own stocks to raise cash to pay off debt and overcome a historic funding squeeze. Most Read by BloombergAmazon sued for crashes of drivers rushing to make deliveries What video game city designers understand about Real Cities Biden Plan Funds New Bridges Locals May Not Want Hong Kong's New Museum Trying to Please the Art World - and Beijing shares in Sunac China Holdings Ltd. went back almost 12% after the co (Author: Gardener)

Bloomberg(Bloomberg) - Chinese real estate developers are pressuring their own stocks to raise cash to pay off debt and overcome a historic funding squeeze. Sunac China Holdings Ltd. declined nearly 12% after the company raised approximately $ 953 million through the sale of new shares and an interest in its property management unit. China Aoyuan Group Ltd. plunged more than 11% after it announced it was selling Hong Kong real estate at a loss. The moves highlight how Chinese real estate companies are increasingly prioritizing debt servicing over protecting their stock valuations in an attempt to alleviate a liquidity crisis that is upsetting global markets. Bonds rebounded on Monday, although data showed the country's home price declines accelerated. Sunac's 5.95% dollar bill, due in 2024, rose 4.1 cents to 79.5 cents from 6:09 p.m., according to Bloomberg prices. in Hong Kong. Chinese junk dollar bonds also rebounded, adding to their biggest gain in 20 months last week after signals were signaled that the authorities will offer assistance to ease the liquidity squeeze. * Chinese developer Sunac to consider selling tourism assets Two UBS Group AG portfolio managers are leaving the company after a $ 3 billion fund implicated in China's high-yield bond collapse. The debt of Jiangsu Zhongnan Construction Group Co. Ltd. were downgraded from B to B- by S&P Global Ratings, citing a faster than expected narrowing of the company's funding channels. S&P has assigned the rating a negative outlook, reflecting the risk that Zhongnan's “weak liquidity” could deteriorate further over the next 12 months, the rating company said in a statement. Greenland's dollar bonds rebounded after a statement late Friday that the Chinese company would now be classified as a "construction company" rather than a "real estate business". The reclassification comes due to ongoing investor uncertainty about recent real estate emergencies and a wider rebound in Chinese junk dollar notes following signs of policy easing for the real estate industry. Chinese developer Shanghai Shimao Co. continues to see an increase in stress on its local bonds, data from the exchange-traded repo show shows. The pledging quota for the issuer's onshore bonds fell the most in the five trading days up to November 12, according to Bloomberg. Sunac Real Estate Group Co.'s yuan notes were also among those where the ratio fell. China's exchange traded repo market provides a way to monitor changes in onshore credit risk. New home prices in 70 cities fell 0.25% last month from September, when they fell for the first time in six years, data from the Bureau of Statistics showed on Monday. The numbers could add to speculation that regulators may consider easing real estate indebtedness as the housing downturn could undo China's economic recovery. China's economy performed better than expected in October as retail sales rose and energy shortages eased, partially offsetting a slump in real estate. Fixed investment growth declined to 6.1% in the first 10 months of the year, compared to a forecast of 6.2%. Chinese property developers' stocks fell after official data showed that property prices in the country fell faster over the past month. Sunac China issued shares at more than 10% discount and borrowed $ 450 million from its billionaire founder. Kaisa waived its interim dividend and China Aoyuan sold investments in Hong Kong apartments and parking lots at a loss. The hunt for cash by Chinese property developers accelerated over the weekend. While the onshore credit market is beginning to thaw for some real estate companies, the dollar bond market remains closed to most lower-rated borrowers. The Yango Group has extended the expiration time for its dollar bond exchange offer and consents to 4:00 p.m. London time on November 17th, according to a filing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Aoyuan Property (Hong Kong), a unit of China Aoyuan, has agreed to sell three real estate investment companies and the loan they owe the unit for cash to private investor Norman Ng Tang Fai, as filed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on Sunday became. Holding companies' assets include apartments and parking spaces in the Yin Yee Mansion on Robinson Road, Hong Kong Island. Aoyuan expects an estimated loss of approximately HK $ 176.6 million ($ 22.7 million) on the sale. The board of directors of Kaisa Group Holdings Ltd. has decided that the interim dividend will not be paid, it said in a filing late Friday. Kaisa is trying to sell real estate assets valued at $ 12.8 billion. The slow progress on divestments has increased the likelihood that dollar bond interest payments will eventually cease to be paid, Fitch Ratings said in its latest downgrade last week, citing risks such as undisclosed debt from wealth management products and declining sales. Sunac raised approximately $ 953 million through the sale of new shares and an interest in its property management unit. It sold 335 million shares at a price of HK $ 15.18 each, raising approximately $ 653 million, according to a statement on Sunday. Another $ 300 million came from the sale of 158 million shares in real estate management arm Sunac Services Holdings Ltd. through a subsidiary. Sunac Services' shares sold for HK $ 14.75, an 11% discount from Friday's closing price. China will continue to slow down the "financialization of real estate" and prevent the sector from turning into a bubble, according to a statement by the banking and insurance regulator on Friday. The statement said it will maintain stable land and housing prices, improve the long-term mechanism for real estate regulation and further step up efforts to deal with distressed assets and regulate shadow banking. The Chinese central bank will resolutely curb the monopoly and disorderly expansion of capital in the financial services sector and maintain stable and solid development in the real estate market, it said in a statement late Friday.


15 Second Charts: Imogen Heap, Sam Fender + Swifttok

TikTok Charts This Week: November 15, 2021 | Gigwise (Author: Gardener)

15 Second Charts: Imogen HeapJust as TikTok has accelerated the clothing trend cycle, the weekly top 40 are now too slow to document current music habits. Now the charts are being replaced with the endless cycle of songs, mash-ups and sounds that are routinely adopted and then placed by users in the most downloaded app of 2021. After the immense escalation of users in just one year (almost twice as much as between 2019 and 2020), TikTok's stranglehold in the music industry has manifested itself in more than just streaming numbers. Without genre rules and largely unaffected by marketing campaigns, TikTok's next viral song could just as easily be current number 1 as a forgotten B-side from 20 years ago. Everything from red carpet interviews to 2011 reality TV moments is devoured and turned into jingles when it meets the creativity of TikTok teenagers. So if For You Page is the charts for Gen-Z, these are the top 5 songs that currently define this corner of internet history. Now, 2010 Speak Now's “Enchanted” is being revived for an audience too young to remember its original debut. This may be partly due to the discourse surrounding the supposed subject of the song: Adam Young of Owl City (who even recorded his own version in response, including the lyrics "Taylor I was so in love with you" ... It really happened) . Regardless, Swift's ability to write a dazzling and catchy bridge leads the race to the top of the TikTok algorithm and is paying off a decade later ... although she would no doubt have preferred to turn the limelight all the way to red now. In the first, users are editing an old photo or video alongside a current clip mimicking "... but I'd meet him right now," which lights up within five seconds. Oddly enough, many videos are made up of American teenagers complaining about the song's increasing popularity because they felt attached to its imaginary darkness. Some even express their surprise that this is a recently released release rather than an '80s pop song, perhaps a result of Springsteen influences. But if there's a mainstay at TikTok, it's false nostalgia, and luckily for Fender, his dreamy music videos and anthemic choruses make him a master at it. 12 years since Jason Derulo used it for the chorus of “Whatcha Say”, a new fragment of Imogen Heap's “Hide and Seek” has reached viral status. The enchanting lyric "they were here first" exists as this week's internet punchline and proves the bizarre humor of Gen-Z. Far from Heap's original nuanced lyrics about her parents' divorce, but it still gives the song new life. No sooner had Silk Sonic's long-awaited debut album arrived than TikTok left it - unsurprisingly, as it's packed with personality and full of quotable one-liners ideal for six-second lip-syncing videos. And as Doja Cat found out during the Summer of Say So, a song with a trend attached is infinitely more profitable. Here you can see users making transformation videos and collapsing as Anderson .Paak sang "Not Dramatic, But I Want to Die" only to reappear in full glory on the line, "This bitch paid me her rent". The ideal dose of '70s groove plus lyrics that spark the creators' imaginations means that "Smokin Out The Window" was simply meant for virality. After the app first discovered 'Isii Nafta', the five-year-old song was remixed, lip-synced, and endorsed by every imaginable A-listener - from Drake to Cardi B. A love song with a chorus that changes in between In Somali, English , Arabic and Swahili, Happy's heartfelt text reflects her values ​​of peace and love - a refreshing addition to any feed. Last month, Universal Music signed Happy, officially released the song, and made sure they can finally benefit from the influx of streams. Their newfound international recognition is a true testament to the power of TikTok and a reminder that during this time there is no way to predict when and where the next big song will come.


Katya Jones and Adam Peaty make a stylish appearance on It Takes Two

The 32-year-old looked sensational when she arrived in London on Monday night with her dance partner Adam Peaty for the filming of Strictly: It Takes Two. (Author: Gardener)

Adam PeatyKatya Jones looked sensational when she arrived in London with her dance partner Adam Peaty on Monday night for the filming of Strictly: It Takes Two. It comes after the Olympic swimmer, 26, became the sixth contestant to be eliminated from Strictly Come Dancing after facing Tilly Ramsay in the dreaded dance-off. The 32-year-old Russian dancer turned up the heat when she showed off her toned legs in a black maxi dress with thigh slits that she paired with a matching collar. She wore her dark brown locks in beautiful locks and flashed her pearly white as she beamed up a storm for the audience. Meanwhile, Adam certainly made an elegant appearance in a gray three-piece suit, which he outfitted with a brown Louis Vuitton travel bag. Professional dancer Nancy Xu looked stunning as she wrapped herself in a black wool coat while also making sure she stood out from the crowd with a flashy yellow bandana. Her partner on the screen, Rhys Stephenson, kept it casual in a white t-shirt and contrasting black sweatpants. It comes after Adam's mother played a BBC One show claiming the program was a "total solution" and she's not buying the public vote. Caroline Peaty took to Twitter and made the comments after her son and Katya left on Sunday. Adam also used social media and hit "the people who tried to bring us down" while he was on the show and told them to "do better". The Olympic swimmer was sent home after judges kept Tilly Ramsay and Nikita Kuzmin after the dance-off. After her elimination, Caroline tweeted, “Such a great partnership and Katya, you taught my baby to dance, thank you. Totally fix and I'm not buying the public vote. ' She was also unhappy to see Adam end up among the last two, writing, "What a total farce, neither Tilly nor @Adam_peaty deserve to be in the dance!" One fan replied to Caroline that "someone had to leave" and that she was doing Adam a "bad favor" by performing on the show. They wrote, “This is not the Olympics, it is an entertainment show where people vote based on their preferences. Caroline replied: 'Everyone has a right to an opinion, I saw this show for the first time and saw with my own eyes that the judgment is not consistent or fair, not just for Adam! A Strictly Come Dancing representative declined to comment when contacted by MailOnline. Adam Peaty representatives were also asked to comment.


Strictlys Dan Walker makes a statement following the controversy surrounding the show on Sunday night

Some fans of the dance show were upset about who was voted out (Author: Gardener)

Strictlys Dan WalkerBBC breakfast host Dan Walker wrote a message to Strictly Come Dancing fans asking them not to "yell at him". It went into the eighth week after Dragons Den star Sara Davies was voted out and some fans weren't happy. Read more: All the latest Strictly Come Dancing news here. After Sunday's results show, Dan wrote, "Please don't yell at me." For those who ask, I don't know who is voting for us (probably not Craig), but we are incredibly grateful to everyone who is. He accompanied the tweet with laughing and dancing emojis. On Monday's breakfast show, he admitted that he had gone too far with the cane he used in his American Smooth routine and almost hit a woman in the audience. “I threw it so far that I almost knocked out a woman in the back row. "I apologized to the woman afterwards and she said it was okay because she was entitled to fame," commented, he said, "It shouldn't exclude people who have never danced. There are so many talented Dancer, as a fan I love to watch people who are brilliant and fantastic from day one, but there is also room for people to learn too. "That's the beauty of the program and I love every second of it It was announced on Sunday that Sara Davies and Aljaz Skorjanec will be leaving the show. The couple lost the dance-off, leading some viewers to label the BBC show as 'fixed' after a tough fight with Tilly Ramsey The Dragon Cave star and Gordon Ramsay's daughter were both in danger of leaving the show once and for all after failing to get audience votes. Aljaz praised Sara, saying, "You were an absolute delight. "Thank you for allowing me to spend so much time, not just with you, but with your family." I was so welcomed in the north, I felt at home in Slovenia because everyone was so nice and friendly. "I will Miss you so much, I'll miss dancing with you. Speaking to hostess Tess Daly, Sara said, "I had no idea that it was all inside of me. It was a life changing experience and one that I loved every second. ”Sara also said of her dance partner Aljaz,“ He's one in a million. He knows, I tell him every day. The comment moved Aljaz to tears as he wiped his eyes before he had his last dance with Sara. Many Strictly fans were unhappy with the judges' results last night - some accused the show of being a fix after AJ Odudu hit the bottom of the leaderboard. The TV presenter's Paso Doble with partner Kai Widdrington left the jury indifferent. One cooked: "It's actually a joke that Dan opens up more than AJ, what an absolute solution #Strictly."


George R.R. Martin is in constant contact with the boss of House of the Dragon

House of the Dragon showrunner Ryan Condal reveals how filming season 1 is going and whether this is the birth of a cinematic universe for Game of Thrones. (Author: Gardener)

HouseHBO is working hard on House of the Dragon, the sequel to Game of Thrones. Set 200 years before the story we know, the new show will describe a brutal civil war known as the Dance of the Dragons, in which various factions of the Targaryen family fought each other at the height of their power. R. Martin's book Fire & Blood, and it sounds like HBO picked the right showrunner in Ryan Condal. In an episode of Dune Pod, Condal showed how far down season production was, what he and Martin are talking about, and where his show fits into the cinematic universe of Game of Thrones, if we want to challenge fate and call it that. Initially, Condal announced that he and his team were entering the final stages of filming. "We're home to the production of House of the Dragon ... which is very exciting because it was a very long production," he said. “We started in mid-April so it was a very long, very complicated, multi-unit production… We basically have two full units every day now… There is so much crew on this show, I don't know what else is in London produces. ”As the trailer for House of the Dragon shows, the series will look opulent from the start, before the actual dragons are added. There will certainly be a long post-processing time, but as Condal revealed, he and his team also got extra time to write the scripts: COVID happened during the writing phase, which was actually the best time to do it because it just meant we no matter how many months we had to get the scripts right ... So we got extra time with the scripts, which I think was very helpful. You can have all the CGI dragons and battles you want, you can hire the best actors, you can give the show loads of publicity, but ultimately if the script isn't good the show isn't good so I am me Happy to hear that they spend a lot of time refining things. Condal also has a secret weapon on its side: access to A Song of Ice and Fire writer George R. Condal and Martin are old friends - that's one of the reasons Condal got the job - and Condal knows Martin's work inside out . "George was very dedicated and also very generous with his time," said Condal. "Basically, it's like you're filming Lord of the Rings, but Tolkien was there ... When you make a decision, you think, 'Well, I said George and he said it was cool, so come to me, Reddit. '"Just to make it clear that a lot of their communication is via text messages or, less often, phone calls, so it's not that Martin actually flies to the set and oversees things. Or at least we all hope so. House of the Dragon is HBO's first Game of Thrones prequel, but it's not necessarily the last. We've heard of a slew of spin-off shows at various stages of development, but there's no guarantee they'll actually air after HotD. Still, you have to wonder if this is HBO's way of aping Marvel and creating its own Game of Thrones cinematic universe. Condal says he's mostly above his salary grade: figuring out what kind of future remains to be seen in the vast Thrones universe. Surely there are plans ... I'm sure all of that stuff is going on ... Our show is in a way the early Iron Man movie or the early Thor movie, where they're still figuring out what the thing is going to look like ... Think that this is really, really early. Personally, I would hate to see the Thrones universe get as overexposed as Marvel, which seems to have a new movie or show every month, although of course I get compelled HBO executives to follow Marvel's lead in hope To build planes carriers full of money. Even so, historically, HBO has been a little less shameless than Disney, so I hope for the best. Says Condal, "The best creative experience I've ever had in my life was with HBO and WarnerMedia." We don't have an exact release date for House of the Dragon, but it will be out sometime in 2022. Get HBO, Starz, Showtime, and MORE FOR FREE with a risk-free, 7-day free trial from Amazon Channels


Sky Glass is a gold-plated cage that you pay to be locked in

Sky Glass has a lot going for it. (Author: Gardener)

Sky GlassOwning a set wasn't good enough, we needed a VCR, BetaMax, or LaserDisc player to lurk on a nearby shelf. And as televisions got thinner and wider, their built-in speakers weren't so capable that a dedicated soundbar was essential. Throw in a streaming stick or puck, and our televisions have become their own ecosystems that no longer lurk, but dominate our living rooms. So, in response to this spread, Sky Glass is an all-in-one TV, set-top box, and soundbar that promises to clean up the clutter. Hell, Sky Glass even preloaded its own games, though you'll still have to bring your console for the serious stuff. It is also the first true blue sky device that does not require a satellite dish to connect, but instead delivers all of its content over the internet. That too is a long time coming, as Sky has been announcing and promising the launch of a pure Internet TV platform under the Sky brand for years (at least in contrast to Now). In many ways, Sky Glass is the logical endpoint for the smart TV industry, a kit that bakes everything you need and keeps you there. It's also the final step in a long way for content producers as they regain control of what you can watch and when. Sky lent me the 55-inch glass model in black for two weeks with access to a press account, which also included Sky Ultimate. It comes in a single-use plastic-free box as part of the company's commitment to building a greener device. It is different with Sky Glass, which is designed as a solid cuboid, apart from the recess for mounting the stand. This thing looks and feels like an iMac G5 when Jonathan Ive suddenly discovered a taste for everything to feel solid and immobile. That's partly because this device is bigger than the 43-inch TV I own, but it's more because of the solidity of its design and built-in soundbar, which means that by default the hardware is suffocating the room in which it's located I don't mean to brag, but my living room is much bigger than the UK average and I've caught myself thinking 'woof, that's a big TV' on several occasions. Getting this thing up and running now takes about as long as entering your WiFi password. When watching live football in UHD, I had a stutter or two and a black screen, which Sky says is a teething problem with the new platform. But don't be surprised if rewinding and fast-forwarding video creates a little jerk or two of its own when watching on-demand content. Despite the fact that Sky Glass is designed not to have too many additional components plugged into it, it includes a trio of HDMI 2.1 ports with support for CEC. One of the ports supports eARC for audio passthrough, but since the system has a built-in soundbar it is unlikely that most will need it. A USB-C port on the back is just for charging, but delivers up to 15W if you need to connect a smart device to the juice. It's worth noting that Sky offers a "Whole Home" package with Sky Glass that allows you to watch TV in other rooms. To do this, you'll need to collect a Sky Stream puck which costs £ 50 per unit (plus an additional £ 10 per month to activate the feature). Sky didn't send me a stream puck so I can't tell how well it works. Sky Glass requires a minimum home broadband speed of 15 Mbit / s, a generous (or nonexistent) data cap, and an additional 5 Mbit / s per Sky Stream Puck installed, up to a maximum of six. I had multiple stutters while watching a soccer game and all attempts to watch the Manchester Derby live in 4K were answered with a black screen and a message saying “Please wait for your program to load”. If it works, live sports will be played about half a minute behind the feed on a standard satellite connection. Each Sky Glass model has a 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) Quantum Dot display manufactured by TP-Vision with a refresh rate of 60 Hz. It is available in sizes 43-55 and 65 inches and supports HDR 10, Dolby Vision , Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) and 10-bit color. The first set Sky sent me had some backlight issues, but since the replacement arrived, I've had no complaints about the image quality here, especially when watching beautiful movies in broad daylight or in dark environments. It seems to me that with a screen like this, you can get the best experience without taking the plunge to an OLED display, which at this price point wouldn't be affordable anyway. The 60 Hz panel can give gamers some break as the latest consoles from Sony and Microsoft support 120 Hz. There is also no dedicated "game mode" to reduce latency like you find on most regular TVs. Sky Glass comes with a sextet of speakers buried in its case that offer support for 2.1 stereo as well as Dolby Atmos and Dolby Digital. Honestly, those rare moments when you can indulge your passion for the movies and turn up the volume, the sound of this thing is good enough for a living room. But overall, the built-in soundbar is more than enough to make me wish that all televisions had reasonably decent audio again. When Sky launched Q in 2016, it was with the express goal of putting a crowbar between you and live TV. No longer would you aimlessly scrolling through the company's near-infinite EPG looking for something to see. After enough time to understand what you liked, it could display it on the home screen when you turn on your TV. While Sky Q can already embed and search through third-party apps like Netflix, there was still a church- and state-like divide between what Sky's content and what third-party content offered. With Sky Glass, this line has been dissolved, and the new software can index content from almost all partners. In essence, Sky masks the Balkanization that happens very often with the same show on multiple channels and streaming platforms. For example, Sky's own on-demand platform offers a selection of episodes of Blue's Clues and You from the show's three seasons. Since the first season is also completely available on Netflix, Sky Glass fills the gaps with the episodes hosted by Netflix wherever possible. Similarly, Bluey is broadcast by the BBC in the UK, but only offers a handful of episodes from the show's first season on-demand. Disney + (which I haven't yet subscribed to) has both seasons in their entirety, and I can see what I can and can't do in a single menu. At the start, Sky indexes content from BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All 4, Netflix, Disney + and Amazon Prime Video. Shortly after announcing the hardware, Sky's parent company Comcast announced that it had signed a contract to bring Apple's TV app to its platforms in the US and UK. In addition to these content providers, Sky Glass can access YouTube, play music from Spotify, stream live training courses from Peloton and mobile games from Play. However, unlike a smart TV or an external streaming puck, you can't add additional apps unless Sky enables them. (Though, to be fair, it's not that companies like Amazon and Roku can't guarantee it either, given their previous skirmishes with YouTube.) The user interface itself is an evolution of the template that Sky launched in 2016 with the linear, Live TV menu not the first thing you have access to. Since it's a borrowed TV with a press account, these recommendations were all pretty general and tied to the popular Sky shows, but I'm sure they would improve over time. Scroll down and you'll get a series of diamond buttons breaking down different categories of content - TV shows, movies, sports, kids, and the like. (Other than that, YouTube really eliminated the need for linear music television, didn't it? I haven't looked at a satellite TV music channel in years, but the Music button only shows a handful of channels remaining.) Then you'll get the linear one TV menu, or at least what's on BBC One and Two - you'll need to click in to get access to the full TV guide. There is more emphasis on artwork and good graphics, but luckily Sky chose not to fix what wasn't broken. In addition to the main TV guide, you will receive your “playlist” that Sky created to replace the idea of ​​a recording. After that, you will be given a top 10 list of shows watched by every Sky user on all Sky platforms, a banner showing Sky's own original and exclusive programming, and a play list. These games are little more than mobile crapware titles - complete with pre-roll ads - that you try once, realize they're a waste of time, and never play again. If there's any irritation, the main settings menu is buried at the very bottom of this page and it takes several long buttons to reach when you're in a hurry. I would say most people have an intimate relationship with their remotes, so we often use them all day. Sky's remotes are historically the best in their class for both ergonomics and thumb feel, but the Glass remote (pictured right) is a culture shock. Part of that is because Sky pulled several well-used buttons off the remote to make it easier to use. Some of these functions are now available in an on-screen menu triggered by the remote control equivalent of a hamburger button. Others, Sky would argue, have been replaced by the device's automatic curation and voice control capabilities. However, this means that things that were previously directly accessible in two seconds now take significantly longer. Since the days of the Sky + remote control, there has always been a volume rocker on the left hip of the device and a channel up / down rocker on the right. But this time Sky has given up the channel's up / down rocker and moved the volume rocker to the opposite side. Both jobs are now the Clickpad's exclusive domain - another unlearning part you need to do when coming from another Sky product. A consequence of these distances is that there is now no easy way to scroll through the EPG as you could with the channel up / down rocker. And with the Fast Forward button you can no longer fast forward 24 hours as you used to. But while with Sky Q I could scroll down in about 10 seconds to find the schedule for Sunday, now you have to long press the ClickPad. Despite my irritation with the button layout, the Glass remote is a very clever upgrade. The overall layout is cleaner, I'll admit, and removing the text keys from the number pad - though annoying - makes everything look nicer. Not to mention the buttons now glow when in use, which will help you in low light and generally look pretty cool. Sky has offered voice search for years, but now you can just bark "Hello Sky" on your TV to make it turn on. It's clear that Sky wants you to use Glass as a piece of smart home gear rather than an old-fashioned TV. And it works most of the time, although I feel like it takes two good tries before it understands exactly what you're saying. End users may feel that if they have already paid to see something, they will not be nickel-plated and will be forced to pay again. Sky Glass goes a step further when it can, depriving you of all of your rights to deal with broadcast material on your own terms. Apart from the statements of the doomy thesis, Sky Glass does not have the ability to record broadcast content locally. In fact, in the 17-page document sent to the reviewers, not even the word "record" is used because it is no longer an option. Instead, you have access to your own “playlist” to which you can add content that you want to watch. For on-demand content that's already neatly packaged on a server, either Skys HQ or Netflix, or Amazon or the BBC, that's fine. When the time comes to save something that is not readily available on demand, the real problems become apparent. Sky added that there is no storage limit per se as everything is stored somewhere on a server anyway. Simply put, Sky has a number of digital recorders that shred and save shows from live television as they are broadcast. However, for various obvious legal and contractual reasons, no matter how much you pay Sky per month, you cannot easily access these recordings. Unfortunately, the only way to access this material is to add the relevant broadcast to your playlist in advance. But even if that is the case, you will not really have the right to “forever” watch and “keep” this recording like you can with Sky Q. Match of the Day as a good example: broadcasts highlights from the weekend's Premier League matches on Saturday and Sunday evenings. I can record the program on Sky Q or another recording system and watch it a day or a month after it was first broadcast. Sky Glass won't let you record the show, however, but instead directs you to the version available through the BBC iPlayer. Due to the Premier League's tight control over its rights, this installment is now being withdrawn a week after it was first broadcast. In fact, even things recorded through Sky's cloud recording system are only available to you for twelve months before they are removed. Even if I put the series on my playlist in good time, none of the episodes can be seen afterwards because the on-demand rights are blocked. Since the recording is taking place in a server room at a Sky facility somewhere in the UK, it is no longer under your control. And this is exactly where the problem lies with relinquishing any control to the content providers, as this comes at the expense of any convenience. (Paramount + is coming to the UK sometime in 2022 and will be available on Sky Glass.) Let me at this point remind you that if you maximize your Sky subscription you will be paying more than a hundred pounds a month for this lack of service. Reading the user forums on the Sky website was educational here, and some of the early Sky Glass adopters are not keen on the fudge. Of course, there's nothing in the TV guide to let you know that a playlist show will no longer be available afterwards. Hell, add Frasier to your own playlist and after it airs it'll just show a blank tile, click on it and you'll be presented with a list of the episodes that will be broadcast live that week. And you don't know in advance whether you will be home from a long day at work. I hope Sky Glass will force every broadcaster and streaming platform to check their metadata. There's nothing worse than searching for a show on demand, selecting it, and then learning that the content it contained actually doesn't match its description. After all, if we look for these things on-demand a lot more often, it won't be good enough just to put your content online and hope the descriptions are correct. Sky Glass is available in five colors: Ocean Blue, Dusky Pink, Racing Green, Ceramic White and Anthracite Black. As a single purchase, Sky Glass costs £ 649, £ 849 and £ 1,049 for the 43, 55 and 65-inch models. However, Sky is betting that users would much rather add those costs to their monthly TV subscription by paying a token number upfront and spreading the cost interest-free over 24 or 48 months. Users then need to figure out which package they want to add. The cheapest is the Sky Ultimate TV bundle (which includes a basic Netflix subscription) for £ 26 a month. HDR and Dolby Atmos content is charged an extra £ 5 per month, £ 25 for Sky Sports, £ 11 for Sky Cinema and £ 5 for Sky Kids. (Users can also pay for BT Sport for an additional £ 30 a month, with all of those Sky TV packages running on a 31-day rolling contract.) In addition, it appears that after the first year, users will also need to pony extra £ 5 per month to be able to skip ads from the ITV hub, STV player and All4 apps. The only problem is that it is difficult to quantify what kind of competing TVs we should be comparing this to, if any. After all, most regular TVs require dedicated sound bars and a set-top box, so it would be unfair to run these side by side with a standard set of panels of these dimensions. In terms of panel, Hisense A7 series is a good place to start as you can get 43, 55, and 65 inch panels depending on your needs. Each is a Quantum Dot 4K set with HDR 10+, Dolby Vision, a refresh rate of 60 Hz and voice control via Google Assistant or Alexa. Depending on the panel size you go for, this will cost you € 399, € 499, or € 699, which gives you enough headroom to find a reasonably decent soundbar. Unfortunately, the cheapest Dolby Atmos-equipped soundbar I could find was JBL's Bar 5.0, which will set you back £ 249. Thankfully, Sky Q is cheap so chances are you won't get locked into this new content dystopia for some time. The company says the three HDMI ports and the built-in soundbar all work fine, and the app continues to give you access to third-party apps. The only friction you are apparently going to notice is having to sign back in to all of the apps you use on the system. You can also watch digital terrestrial television by connecting the required antenna and setting it up as needed. After all, history shows that Sky likes to gently lower the prices of its hardware products to bring its services to more households. I have no doubt that while Sky Glass is an expensive option right now, it will be reduced to such an extent in a year or two that it is impossible to ignore. And I wouldn't blame you for just wanting one because it offers a level of simplicity and elegance that you just can't get with most regular TVs. Banishing most of the sprawl and making sure your TV corner no longer looks like a server room is something to strive for. Sure, Sky Glass is a fantastic idea - on paper - and the implementation is pretty good in almost every way. It's just that purchasing Sky Glass ensures that you are forever tied to the devil's trade, constantly reminded that you are out of control. The sharp elbows of the content licensing giants mean that you can no longer rely on things that you wanted to record at will. If a California media giant thinks you don't deserve to watch a TV show during the daytime when you get home from work, then you don't have this opportunity. There is of course a very reasonable solution to this problem, namely that Sky builds an HDD into this hardware. For most shows, you can watch them on-demand with no fuss, and for everything else, you can have a local recording free from the clutches of content licensing restrictions. If you rolled your eyes in the back half of this review and honestly see no need to worry or fuss about accessing footage, then Sky Glass is for you.


Jack Grealish's girlfriend "devastated" about dating Emily Atack

Social media influencer Sasha Jack is believed to have cheered Megan Davison on while playing the game with Jordan Pickford's wife, before hearing the heartbreaking news. (Author: Gardener)

Jack Grealish'sJack Grealish's friend Sasha Attwood is "devastated" over allegations that the English player has been secretly with Emily Atack for six weeks. The footballer's 25-year-old child's sweat is said to have only found out about Jack's encounters with Emily after England's 5-0 World Cup win against Albania on Friday. Social media influencer Sasha is believed to have cheered 26-year-old Jack on while playing with Jordan Pickford's wife, Megan Davison, before hearing the heartbreaking news. Jack now seems to have a big decision to make - whether to drop Sasha, his ten year old girlfriend, for Emily after he “fell in love” with her. The Mail On Sunday revealed this weekend that Emily fell in love with England's first £ 100m footballer but thought he was single when she was introduced to him by another English player a few weeks ago. Emily, who had several secret dates with the athlete, told friends that she had also seen him on the celebrity dating app Raya and suspected that he was no longer dating Sasha. One told The Mail on Sunday, "Jack is mad about Emily ..." Emily has really enjoyed his company lately, but she certainly won't hang around if he stays with his girlfriend. MailOnline has asked Jack and Emily's representatives for a comment. Yesterday, while Jack was out of the limelight in the English team's bubble at The Grove Hotel in Hertfordshire, Sasha is said to be "devastated" after learning that he loved Emily at both her North London home and the Five Star -Lowry Hotel in Manchester. Sasha had cheered Jack on in his match against Albania with Pickford's wife and enjoyed a "festive girlie day" on Friday at the Corinthia Hotel in London. The couple posted pictures of themselves on Instagram having brunch, drinking hot chocolate and enjoying the spa facilities. However, Sasha appeared to have gone into hiding after failing to return to Corinthia with Megan, the newspaper reported. Sasha, who attended St Peter's Roman Catholic Secondary School in Solihull with Jack, is very close to the footballer's family - especially his 18-year-old sister Hollie, who has cerebral palsy. Meanwhile, Emily - who was in Paris when the story broke - smiled yesterday as she walked her dog, a King Charles gentleman named Penny, near her home. The Inbetweeners star had previously dated former One Direction singer Harry Styles and ex-Big Brother heartthrob Ziggy Lichman. While starring in I'm A Celebrity alongside Harry Redknapp, who later won, she asked him if his son, the football player-turned-expert Jamie, would go out with her after the show. A friend of Emily told The Sun about her communication with the English player: “Emily was watching Jack play the euro and thought he was fit. “And Jack has been a fan of hers since she starred as Charlotte 'Big Jugs' Hinchcliffe on The Inbetweeners. “They started DMing on Instagram before swapping numbers and taking it to WhatsApp and FaceTime. “They have become really good friends, are FaceTiming burdens and he is like a little dog around them. Since exchanging numbers in September, Jack and Emily are said to have been hanging out at the Lowry Hotel in Manchester before City's win against Bruges. A source told the publication that their friendship was "the locker room conversation" because many of Jack's teammates are into Emily. MailOnline contacted Jack and Emily's representatives. While Emily is currently following Jack on Instagram, he is not following her back. That same month, Sasha confirmed she and Jack are still an item when she posted a cute birthday tribute to the Man City footballer. The blonde beauty went to her Instagram to share a series of cute pictures of them and wrote in the caption, "Happy birthday my baby, I always love you."


The funeral of Liverpool legend Roger Hunt takes place on Merseyside

Hunt, who is the second highest scorer in Liverpool club history with a staggering 285 goals, died peacefully at home last month at the age of 83. (Author: Gardener)

Liverpool* Roger Hunt, the Liverpool legend who won the 1966 World Cup with England, died last month at the age of 83 * His funeral took place on Thursday morning in Merseyside with the ceremony at Liverpool Cathedral * Ian Rush, Kevin Keegan and Roy Evans were among them a bevy of Liverpool legends to attend the memorial service * Hunt played six times and scored three goals in England's historic home win at the 1966 World Cup * His death left Bobby Charlton, Geoff Hurst and George Cohen as the only surviving 1966 team members * In Liverpool, with 285 *, he is only second behind Ian Rush on the list of the club's top goal scorers and 1966 England world champions, Roger Hunt, was buried on Thursday at his funeral in Merseyside. Hunt, who is the second highest scorer in Liverpool club history with a staggering 285 goals, died peacefully at home last month at the age of 83. The service, held at Liverpool Cathedral, was presided over by Canon Neal Barnes and assisted by Reverend Bill Bygroves - the Liverpool Football Club chaplain. In a touching gesture, his hearse stopped just outside Anfield - Liverpool's famous home stadium - around 10:20 am on its way to the cathedral. A large number of Liverpool supporters gathered outside the stadium and lined the street with banners and tributes in memory of Hunt before applauding as the hearse drove by. Some fans also attended the service after it was opened to the public when they paid their final respects to Hunt, affectionately known as "Sir Roger" by Liverpool fans, after he was overlooked for an accolade. Ian Callaghan, Jimmy Tarbuck and Keegan all paid tribute to Hunt during the Thursday morning service, and guests including Ian Rush, Roy Evans, David Fairclough and Professional Footballers' Association Executive Director Gordon Taylor attended. The Order of Service indicated that the funeral ended with the playing of Liverpool's legendary anthem, “You'll Never Walk Alone”. Hunt is the sixth world champion in 1966 to pass away since May 2018, and his death leaves Bobby Charlton, Geoff Hurst and George Cohen as the only three surviving members of the team that faced West Germany in that final. Hunt was born in Glazebury, Lancashire in 1938 and scored 285 goals in 492 games for Liverpool, making his debut in September 1959. He was a key player under the direction of legendary Liverpool manager Bill Shankly, scoring 41 goals in 41 games for the team won the second division in 1961-62. His attack partnership with Ian St John, who died in March, is fondly remembered in the illustrious history of Liverpool. He won the First Division title in 1964 and 1966 and the FA Cup with Liverpool in 1965. Hunt's total goals record in Liverpool was broken by Welshman Ian Rush in 1992, but no one has scored league goals for the Merseyside club yet. Hunt won 34 caps for England in his career, scoring 18 goals and scoring his first time under Walter Winterbottom in 1962 when Liverpool were still in the second division. That season he scored 41 goals in as many games for the Reds. During the 1966 World Cup finals, Hunt scored three goals to help England get out of the group and played in every game that was so important to Sir Alf Ramsey's side. Hunt also boasted the first goal ever shown on the BBC highlight show Match of the Day, a volley into the top corner in a 3-2 win over Arsenal on August 22, 1964. He also worked for the Pools Panel, which helps predict the results of football matches that have been canceled due to bad weather. Hunt didn't return to football but was awarded an MBE in 2000 along with 66 world champions Alan Ball, Cohen, Nobby Stiles and Ray Wilson. His season performances also resulted in his being inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame in 2006, while that same year he was voted 13th in Liverpool's 100 Players Who Shook The Kop Poll. Following the news of his death, current Liverpool coach Jürgen Klopp said: “It is really sad news and our thoughts and our love are with his family. 'Roger Hunt is second in importance in Liverpool FC history, that much is clear. "To be the Shankly team's top scorer catalyst to actually get promoted and then win those precious league titles, and the FA Cup puts him in a number of LFC legends who are responsible for making us the club, who we are today. He was also world champion in 1966. “I was told that the Kop named him 'Sir Roger' because of all his accomplishments. A goalscorer who never stopped helping his teammates; I think he would have fit in well with our current team. “So it is Sir Roger whom we will remember, honor and pay tribute to in the days to come. Before Liverpool's Premier League game against Manchester City kick-off on October 3, Anfield paid tribute to one of his favorite sons with The Kop fans who gathered to form a mosaic that reads "Sir Roger 8". They also wore black armbands in honor of Hunt during their Champions League win over Portuguese club Porto - which came on the same day as his death. There was also a minute of applause in memory of Hunt ahead of England's tie with Hungary on Tuesday night at Wembley. JEFF POWELL: The quiet man Roger Hunt was wrongly a forgotten hero of England's 1966 fame, but Liverpool's all-time scorer - known as "Sir Roger" on Merseyside - should be remembered for his courage, tireless diligence and gentle humility He was late to show Roger Hunt the professional appreciation, human respect, unfettered admiration, and warm affection that had been shown for him. Silent for far too long. 55 years too long in my case. It wasn't on purpose, but in almost all of those foggy retrospectives written or aired about England's lonely World Cup glory of '66, Hunt was told by the Majesty of Bobby Moore, the genius of Bobby Charlton, the wonders of Gordon Banks, the Overdrive from Alan Ball, the deterrent named Nobby Stiles, that unique hat trick from Geoff Hurst, even the ghostliness of Martin Peters. Only occasionally did the relentless foraging, intelligence of the strikers, Lancaster courage, and industrial revolutionary force with which Hunt opened so many avenues to success in England come close. So Roger Hunt somehow became the almost forgotten man of the prime of English football. Not by Hurst, who always praises his partner for his contribution to achieving these three unique World Cup final goals. Not by Liverpool supporters, who are so loved by the official website that they still insist on calling him Sir Roger at every opportunity. Nobody at Anfield ever forgets that his 244 goals in 404 league games had a lot to do with lifting them from the muddy valley of the old second division to two English championships and their first FA Cup in dozens of years. That record remained Liverpool's scoring record until Ian Rush showed up. Even then, Hunt stayed ahead of the Welsh wizard on Football League goals. But how many football fans beyond Merseyside can honestly say they remember how many Hunt met in that lucky World Cup tournament? As many as it happens, like Hurst himself in the final. But the ultimate compliment that really counted was made by England's eventual knighted coach. Alf Ramsey simply made it clear that the choice for the second center-forward would be between him and Hurst once Jimmy Greaves recovered from an injury. Whoever got the tricky nod of those two would play alongside Hunt, the Reliable, in the finals, who had played every minute since the first kick of the opening game. So yes, gentleman Roger calmly went about his vital business. He had to wait for the belated second draft of MBEs to consist mostly of non-playing members of the squad. Hunt became dignified by his humility. Over the years, he and I have really only met at the funerals of his fallen comrades from England and Liverpool. And now he only leaves three of his World Cup XI team-mates. Hurst, Bobby Charlton and George Cohen. But while Hunt could behead a ball with the best of them, it doesn't seem to matter in this sad case. When he reaches the Elysian fields of football, he will no doubt be greeted by the rasping tones of the other great manager that Hunt found indispensable. When Bill Shankly took command in Liverpool for the first time, he cleared almost an entire player base. But not, as he put it, “our Roger”. We are so sorry, Sir Roger, that it is too late to document your height in time for you to read.


Quantum Leap's Dean Stockwell dies at the age of 85 after seven decades of career

The death of the former child actor at the age of 85 has been confirmed by his agent. (Author: Gardener)

the age of 85Dean Stockwell, a top Hollywood child actor who was middle-aged in the science fiction series Quantum Leap and in a number of indelible film appearances including David Lynch's Blue Velvet, Wim Wenders' Paris, Texas, and Jonathan Demme's Married To., New The Mob died at the age of 85. Dean Stockwell, a top Hollywood child actor who is middle-aged in the science fiction series Quantum Leap and in a number of indelible film performances including David Lynch's Blue Velvet, Wim Wenders' Paris, Texas, and Jonathan Demmes Married To The Mob died at the age of 85. Agent Jay Schwartz said Stockwell died of natural causes at home on Sunday. Agent Jay Schwartz said Stockwell died of natural causes at home on Sunday. Stockwell was Oscar-nominated for his comic book Mafia Queen in Married To The Mob and was four times Emmy-nominee for Quantum Leap. But in a career spanning seven decades, Stockwell was a standout character actor, whose appearances lip-sync Roy Orbison in a nightmarish party scene in Blue Velvet, a desperate agent in Robert Altman's The Player, Howard Hughes in Francis Ford Coppola's Tucker: The Der Human being and his dream - didn't have to be lengthy to be hypnotizing. Dark-haired Stockwell was a Hollywood veteran when he was a teenager. In his twenties he starred as a young killer on Broadway in the play Compulsion and in prestigious films such as Sons And Lovers. He won two best actor awards at the Cannes Film Festival, in 1959 for the theatrical version of Compulsion and in 1962 for Sidney Lumet's adaptation of Eugene O'Neill's Journey into the Night of the Long Day. While his career had some lean times, he reached his full potential in the 1980s. "The way I work is still the same as it was at the beginning - totally intuitive and instinctive," he told the New York Times in 1987. His Oscar-nominated role as Tony "The Tiger" Russo, a flamboyant gangster, in the 1988 hit Married To The Mob resulted in his most notable television role on NBC's science fiction series Quantum Leap the following year. “It's the first time someone offers me a series and the first time I've ever wanted to do one,” he said in 1989. “If people hadn't seen me on Married To the Mob, they wouldn't have noticed that I could do comedy. "With Stockwell in Quantum Leap, Scott Bakula played a scientist who takes on different identities in different eras after a time travel experiment goes wrong. He played roles big and small well into the 21st century in films and on television, including a regular role on another science fiction series, Battlestar Galactica. Stockwell became an actor at a young age. His father Harry Stockwell cast and stepped in as Prince Charming in Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs performed several Broadway musicals, and at the age of seven, Dean made his show business debut on the 1943 Broadway show The Innocent Voyage, The Story of Orphaned Children n involved with pirates. His first major role was Kathryn Grayson's nephew in the 1945 musical Anchors Away with Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra. Over the next several years, Stockwell appeared in films such as the Oscar-winning anti-Semitism drama Gentlemen's Agreement with Gregory Peck and in Song Of The Thin Man, the last of the William Powell-Myrna Loy mystery series, with Stockwell on son. He had the title roles in the 1948 antiwar film, The Boy With Green Hair, about a war orphan whose hair changes color, and Kim, the 1950s version of the Rudyard Kipling story, in which Errol Flynn starred. His youth films also included Down To The Sea In Ships with Lionel Barrymore; The secret garden with Margaret O'Brien; and Stars In My Crown with Joel McCrea. Still, he emphasized, it wasn't always easy, and at 16 he left the business. "I never really wanted to be an actor," he said. It wasn't the only time he was eliminated. But he said: "I came back every time because I had no other education". After five years, Stockwell returned to New York, where he appeared on Broadway with Roddy McDowall in Compulsion, a 1957 drama based on the infamous Leopold-Loeb murder of two college students in a 14-year-old boy killed for the thrill. Stockwell had two other prestigious film roles in the early 1960s. H. Lawrence's Sons And Lovers, an Oscar nominee for Best Picture, and the sensitive younger brother in Long Day's Journey into the Night with Ralph Richardson and Katharine Hepburn. In 1960, Stockwell married Millie Perkins, best known for her role as Anne in the 1959 film The Diary Of Anne Frank. Stockwell left Hollywood in the mid-1960s and made a regular presence in the hippie enclave of Topanga Canyon. After encouragement from Dennis Hopper, Stockwell wrote a script that was never produced, but inspired Neil Young's 1970 album After The Gold Rush, which got its name from Stockwell's script. Young's longtime friend, Stockwell, later co-directed and starred with Young on Human Highway in 1982. Stockwell also designed the cover of Young's 1977 album American Stars ‘N Bars. When his career stalled, Stockwell decided to bring his family to New Mexico. As soon as he left Hollywood, the filmmakers called again. He was featured as Harry Dean Stanton's driving brother in Wim Wenders' acclaimed film Paris, Texas in 1984 and as the evil Dr. Yueh in Lynch's Dune occupied. Regarding the Oscar nomination in 1989, he said it was “something I've dreamed of for years. Like his longtime friend Hopper, a noted photographer and actor, Stockwell was active in the visual arts. He often used his full name, Robert Dean Stockwell, in his art projects. His brother, Guy Stockwell, also became a prolific film and television actor, and even made guest appearances on Quantum Leap.


President Piñera of Chile charged with revelations in Pandora papers

The approval of the House of Commons leads to a lawsuit in the Chilean Senate over allegations that he was in office in favor of the sale of family property (Author: Gardener)

PiñeraPhoto: Javier Salvo / AFP / GettySebastián Piñera in October. The leaked documents revealed new details of a controversial deal to sell the family's stake in the Dominga mining project. The leaked documents revealed new details of a controversial deal to sell the family's stake in the Dominga mining project. Photo: Javier Salvo / AFP / GettyChiles President Sebastián Piñera has been indicted by the House of Commons and a case opened in the Senate on allegations that he facilitated the sale of a family property during his tenure. The impeachment vote was passed with an absolute minimum of 78 votes in the 155-member Chamber of Deputies and followed a 20-hour marathon session. 67 MPs voted against the impeachment, including several members of the opposition. Others abstained or abstained. Piñera is unlikely to be ousted from the 43-member House of Lords, where the opposition only has 24 of the 29 votes required to oust a president. But the process will take place in the heat of a general election campaign. Chile will not allow successive presidential re-election in a controversial deal to sell the Piñera family's stake in the Dominga mining project. They offer a rare glimpse into the hidden world of offshore finance and shed light on the financial secrets of some of the richest people in the world. The files were passed on to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), which shared access to the Guardian, the BBC and other media around the world. In total, the find consists of 11.9 million files that have been leaked by a total of 14 offshore service providers, with a total of 2.94 terabytes of information. This makes the volume larger than both the Panama Papers (2016) and the Paradise Papers (2017), two earlier offshore leaks of the leaked documents. To facilitate a global investigation, the ICIJ gave journalists in 117 countries remote access to the documents, including reporters from the Washington Post, Le Monde, El País, the Süddeutsche Zeitung, PBS Frontline and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. In the UK, the investigation was led by the Guardian and BBC Panorama. What is an offshore service provider? The 14 offshore service providers in the leak provide business services to individuals or companies looking to do business offshore. Your clients typically look for the discreet establishment of companies or trusts in lightly regulated tax havens such as the British Virgin Islands (BVI), Panama, the Cook Islands and the US state of South Dakota. Offshore registered companies can be used to hold assets such as real estate, aircraft, yachts, and investments in stocks and shares. By keeping these assets in an offshore company, it is possible to hide the identity of the person who actually owns them or the “beneficial owner” from the rest of the world. Usually for tax, confidentiality or regulatory reasons. Offshore jurisdictions typically have no income or corporate taxes, which makes them potentially attractive to wealthy individuals and businesses who do not want to pay taxes in their home countries. Offshore jurisdictions also tend to be very secretive, releasing little or no information about the companies or trusts incorporated there. It is also true that people in corrupt or unstable countries can use offshore providers to move their assets out of the reach of repressive governments or criminal adversaries who might try to seize them or attempt to circumvent hard currency restrictions. Others can go abroad for inheritance or estate planning reasons. Did everyone named in the Pandora Papers do something wrong? No. Moving money overseas is not illegal in itself, and there are legitimate reasons why some people do. The Guardian publishes stories based on leaked documents only after consideration of the public interest. This is a broad concept that can include promoting transparency by exposing the secret offshore owners of UK property, even if those owners have done nothing wrong. Other articles can shed light on important public debates, raise moral questions, shed light on how the offshore industry works, or, in the interests of democratic accountability, educate voters about politicians or donors. Thank you for your feedback. A contract found by the project suggested that the first $ 138 million of sales were made through letterbox companies registered in the British Virgin Islands Conservation Area. But subsequent governments did not either. When investigators investigated the case a few years later, Piñera said he was not involved in running the companies and did not even realize the connection with Dominga, which had not started from 2010 to 2014, when the sale was agreed, that prosecutors and courts ruled in 2017 that no crime had been committed and that Piñera was not involved. All taxes due were paid in Chile. Piñera's holdings are now held in a blind trust, the statement said. However, prosecutors have announced they will be re-investigating the case, effectively stalling Socialist MP Jaime Naranjo for 14 hours and reading a series of documents until MP Giorgio Jackson after a mandatory quarantine period after testing positive for the coronavirus who could enter the chamber to vote coronavirus test. It's sad for democracy. ”A pro-government MP, Andrés Molina, said,“ It makes me personally shameful. ”Just before the vote, Jackson said,“ There are people who think what happened in the Chamber yesterday and today, is shameful.