Vietnam H1 coffee exports up 2.2% y/y to 941,057 tonnes -customs

Churchill Capital and MultiPlan merging in $11 bln deal

July 12 (Reuters) – Churchill Capital Corp III and U.S. healthcare-services company MultiPlan Inc said on Sunday they have reached a definitive agreement to merge in a deal, with initial enterprise value for MultiPlan of about $11 billion.

The merged company will operate as MultiPlan and will be listed on the NYSE, the companies said in a joint statement. (Reporting by Maria Ponnezhath in Bengaluru; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman)

Benjamin Keough Dies: Son Of Lisa Marie Presley And Grandson Of Elvis Presley Was 27

Benjamin Keough, the son of Lisa Marie Presley’s and the grandson of Elvis Presley, died on Sunday in Calabasas, Calif. He was 27.

According to TMZ, Keough died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Lisa Marie Presley’s representative Roger Widynowski said in a statement given to media: “She is completely heartbroken, inconsolable and beyond devastated but trying to stay strong for her 11-year-old twins and her oldest daughter Riley. She adored that boy. He was the love of her life.”

Keough’s sister is actress Riley Keough and his father is musician Danny Keough, who  Lisa Marie Presley divorced in 1994. He also has two twin sisters Finley and Harper Lockwood whose father is Presley’s ex-husband Michael Lockwood.

In a tweet from 2019, Lisa Marie Presley tweeted a photo of her family which included Keough. Many commented on his resemblance to his legendary grandfather.

 

Nancy Sinatra, who starred alongside Elvis Presley in the 1968 film Speedway, took to Twitter to send her condolences to Lis Marie Presley saying “I have known you since before your mama gave birth to you, never dreaming you would have pain like this in your life. I’m so very sorry.”

Keough, along with all his siblings were included in footage in Lisa Marie Presley’s 2012 music video for the “duet” with Elvis for his song 1954 song “I Love You Because”.

Vietnam H1 trade surplus $5.46 bln vs $1.72 bln surplus in H1 2019 – customs

HANOI, July 13 (Reuters) – Vietnam recorded a trade surplus $5.46 billion in the first half of this year, widening from a surplus of $1.72 billion in the same period last year, government customs data released on Monday showed.

Exports in the January-June period rose 0.2% from a year earlier to $122.79 billion, while imports were down 2.9% to $117.33 billion, the Customs Department said in a statement.

The country reported a trade surplus $1.85 billion in June, slightly narrowing from a $1.97 billion surplus in June last year. (Reporting by Khanh Vu Editing by Ed Davies)

Kelowna man paints picture of his time on the streets

Over the last eight months, Lucas Macauley has changed his life.

“You can’t sleep on the streets and be sober,” Macauley said.

Coronavirus: University of Alberta study finds growing public support for face masks

As Edmontonians continue to navigate the new normal, a local study suggests that more Canadians are embracing the use of face masks amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

While that may be true for some, others aren’t comfortable following public health guidance.

Krispy Kreme is giving away free doughnuts — here's how to get some

  • Krispy Kreme is giving away free doughnuts on Friday, July 17. 
  • For every dozen doughnuts you buy, you can get a second dozen free to celebrate Krispy Kreme's 83rd birthday. 
  • "After 83 years, we're still hot … and fresh … and delicious," Krispy Kreme's chief marketing officer Dave Skena said in a statement. 
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Krispy Kreme is giving away free doughnuts this week. 

On Friday, July 17, the doughnut chain will be giving away a dozen free Original Glazed doughnuts with the purchase of an original dozen doughnuts, to celebrate Krispy Kreme's 83rd birthday. 

"After 83 years, we're still hot … and fresh … and delicious," chief marketing officer Dave Skena said in a statement. 

The deal is available for people ordering doughnuts via takeout and through the drive-thru. While Krispy Kreme has been emphasizing its delivery during the coronavirus pandemic, the free dozen doughnuts are not available for delivery. 

Krispy Kreme also said it will extend its "Hot Light" hours, beginning its signalling of hot doughnuts earlier and ending it later in the day. 

New York City Reports Zero Coronavirus Deaths Since March

As other parts of the country is seeing surges in coronavirus cases, New York City has reported zero COVID-19 deaths for the first time since March 13, according to health data from the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

According to NBC4, there were no deaths reported in New York City the day before. According to recent data reported on Sunday, the city has reported 15,924 cases and 18,670 confirmed deaths. The city peaked with 597 confirmed deaths in April.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said in an interview, “You’re going to see our numbers and the Northeast numbers probably start to increase because the virus that you see now in the South and the West — California has real trouble — it’s going to come back here.”

This news comes as Florida set new records for COVID-19 cases with 15,299 new cases as of Sunday. This is the highest total for any state since the pandemic started.

Vietnam H1 coffee exports up 2.2% y/y to 941,057 tonnes -customs

HANOI, July 13 (Reuters) – Vietnam’s coffee exports in the first half of this year rose 2.2% from a year earlier to 941,057 tonnes, government’s customs data released on Monday showed.

Coffee exports in June fell 2% from May to 127,700 tonnes, the Customs Department said in a statement. (Reporting by Khanh Vu Editing by Ed Davies)