New Zealand: Man brings clown to redundancy meeting

Image copyright Josh Thompson Image caption The clown made animal balloons during the meeting When copy writer Josh Thompson received an ominous email from his bosses asking to discuss his role at the company, he knew he was facing redundancy. The human resources department at FCB New Zealand encouraged him to bring a “support person”…

Sport Direct’s Mike Ashley faces shareholder unrest at annual meeting

Image copyright Getty Images Mike Ashley faced shareholder unrest again at Sports Direct’s meeting with investors on Wednesday. Some major investors believe founder Mike Ashley, who owns more than 62%, has too much control over the retailer. The firm has been criticised for several “strange missteps”, including its House of Fraser purchase. A major bone…

DUP hold “positive” meeting with Boris Johnson

Image copyright EPA Image caption The DUP leadership’s meeting with the PM comes as pressure grows on Downing Street to reach a deal with the EU The DUP has said it held a “very good meeting” with Boris Johnson to discuss the Brexit deadlock. The party’s leadership met Prime Minister Boris Johnson in Downing Street…

Boris Johnson and Donald Trump speak ahead of G7 meeting

Image copyright Getty Images Boris Johnson has spoken to US President Donald Trump ahead of meeting him on Sunday for the first time since becoming prime minister. The leaders, who will meet at the G7 summit in France, discussed “foreign policy issues and global trade”. No 10 said they “looked forward to speaking further” at…

Elephant protection debate to dominate conservation meeting

Image copyright Getty Images Different approaches to protecting elephants are set to dominate the debate at a key conservation conference starting in Geneva today. Delegates from more than 180 countries are gathering for the meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites). Some African nations are again pushing to reopen the trade…

TRON (TRX) Drops After Meeting Between Warren Buffett & Justin Sun Fails

TRON (TRX) has enormous potential, but in the last 24 hours, things have been rough, and the altcoin dropped by over 22%. The drastic drop is a result of the latest developments that involve Justin Sun and the botched lunch with Warren Buffett. Botched Lunch Meeting Hurting TRON Price Most of the time, the value…

Inside a tense NBA owners meeting that might change free agency

When the NBA’s board of governors convened earlier this month in Las Vegas, the owners’ heads were spinning from a league-shaking flurry of deals that reshaped their realities in a matter of days. The powerful men and women, some through clenched teeth and others with open arms, asked themselves two basic but important questions: What…

Iran tanker seizure: May to chair Cobra meeting on crisis

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionA Royal Navy frigate can be heard warning Iranian armed forces, before the oil tanker is seized The prime minister will chair the government’s emergency committee Cobra on Monday after a British-flagged tanker was seized by Iran in the Gulf. Theresa May is expected to receive updates…

Cuban fined $50,000 for meeting leak

The NBA office fined Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban $50,000 after he admitted to leaking information from last week’s Board of Governors meeting to a reporter, sources told ESPN. The fine was not publicly announced, but the league office issued a memo to inform teams. “I appreciate the irony of your reporting on a fine…

Kawhi requested I attend Lakers meeting

Magic Johnson says he received word that Kawhi Leonard had an interest in speaking with him as the free agent prepares to meet with the Los Angeles Lakers but that he is not permitted by NBA rules to be part of official team meetings with prospective free agents. Leonard, who is expected to speak to…