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Al Gore really doesn’t like World Bank President David Malpass

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If former US Vice President and Nobel laureate Al Gore pulled the strings, he would fire World Bank President David Malpass.

Malpass, who worked as Bear Stearns’ chief economist before becoming undersecretary of the United States Treasury Department for international affairs under the Trump administration, was named President of the World Bank in 2019. At the helm of the world’s $7.9 billion humanitarian finance institution in the capital, he keeps a low profile on climate change while funding sustainability-focused projects around the world.

“It’s ridiculous to have a climate denier appointed by the previous president — also a climate denier — in charge of America’s premier institution and helping deal with the dimensions of this global capital allocation problem,” Gore said wealth‘s Global Sustainability Forum on Thursday. “Therefore it must be replaced immediately.”

Unlike Malpass, Gore made his post-presidency career on climate activism. Since his time as Vice President of former President Bill Clinton and a failed presidential candidacy in 2000, Gore has been committed to climate protection. ACentre County Reporter the release of his 2006 Oscar-winning climate documentary An uncomfortable truth, Gore received the 2007 Nobel Prize for his activism. He has since been a vegan, climate-focused partner at blue-chip venture capital firm Klein Perkins and founder of the Climate Reality Project and Generation Investment Management. He has recently expressed optimism for the climate with the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, Australia’s Climate Change Bill and dismay at Malpass.

Led by Malpass, the World Bank recently committed $300 million to Cameroon, $512 million to Turkey and $335 million to Tanzania to fund climate-resilient infrastructure projects, among other initiatives.

The drama between the two politicians unfolds to the soundtrack of climate catastrophes: Hurricane Ian has devastated southwest Florida, floods in Pakistan have been more than suppressed 33 million peopleand researchers found that flaring — the practice of burning methane that warms the planet — is far less effective than everyone thought. These events are just examples of fires, floods, hurricanes, etc. that characterize the effects of climate change.

As answer to wealthIn asking Malpass to respond to Gore’s comments at the Global Sustainability Forum, a World Bank official referred to Malpass’s September 28 remarks at Stanford University, where he said, “Developing countries are being hit more frequently and severely by climate-related disasters. Man-made greenhouse gas emissions cause climate change, which in turn has tragic development implications in a variety of ways.”

When Gore called Malpass a “climate denier,” a New York Times Event last week, Malpass called Gore’s attack “very strange” though declined an answer Questions about whether he accepted climate science.

“It’s really, really bad,” the former vice president said Thursday when speaking to Molly Wood, a journalist-turned-climate venture capitalist. “Under his leadership, he has mandated continued fossil fuel funding, which is ridiculous.”

In addition to his comments on Malpass, Gore also made distinctions between capitalism and climate catastrophe wealth Forum. He said that capitalism is not “the problem or the cause” of the climate crisis. Rather, he said he believes in some sort of multi-stakeholder capitalism to mitigate the climate crisis and provide developing countries with sustainable energy, food and production mechanisms that can slow devastation.

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tata play ipo: Tata Play becomes first firm to file confidential papers with Sebi for IPO

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New Delhi: Tata gameformerly known as Tata heavenis the first Indian company to file a confidential offering document for its initial public offering (IPO) with the Markets Authority Sebi.

That Tata group The company filed documents with Sebi, BSE and the National Stock Exchange (NSE) on November 29. The company announced this in a leading daily newspaper.

Market regulator Sebi recently introduced confidential filing or pre-notification of the draft Red Herring Prospectus (DRHP) by companies seeking to go public.

A confidential filing, as the name suggests, allows a company to privately file an IPO registration statement with the regulator for review, delaying the public filing until much closer to the actual IPO date.

This mechanism will help companies keep their DRHPs private until they solidify their IPO plan. The offering documents are available for inspection by regulators and stock exchanges, but are not open to the public.

The company must then file an updated DRHP, which will be a public document once Sebi releases its observations and the company decides to launch its IPO.

The purpose is to give companies flexibility in the flow of information and to keep sensitive data from competitors.

Tata Group’s direct-to-home (DTH) platform aims to raise Rs 2,000-2,500 crore, mainly to allow partners like The Walt Disney Company to make a partial or full exit. Walt Disney inherited its stake in the company as part of its global buyout of Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox business, and Temasek, ET, reported in November.

Tata Play has already mandated five investment banks –

Capital, Bank of America, Citi, Morgan Stanley and IIFL — as lead arrangers and bookrunners on the proposed offering, according to the report.

As of 2004, Tata Sky was an 80:20 joint venture between Tata Sons and Network Digital Distribution Services FZ-LLC (NDDS), a company owned by Rupert Murdoch’s 21 Century Fox. Walt Disney Co acquired Fox in 2019 and owns an additional 9.8% stake in Tata Sky through TS Investments Ltd, where Fox owned a 49% stake and Tata the remainder.

Temasek of Singapore acquired a 10% interest in Tata Sky through Baytree Investments (Mauritius) Pte Ltd in FY2008 and in FY2013 Tata Opportunities Fund and Tata Capital Ltd acquired an interest in the company. Temasek is also a limited partner of the Tata Opportunities fund.

Tata Sons has a 41.49% stake in the company.

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Latest LIVE: 18.95% voter turnout recorded till 11 am in Gujarat polls

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The first phase of the survey for the in Gujarat started at 8 am today. People were seen queuing outside the polling stations, waiting for their turn to cast their ballots. At this stage, 89 seats will be voted on. That hopes to return to power for the seventh straight year while his main rival attempts to invade the saffron-dominated state. has had reduced visibility during the election campaign.

Maintaining its place as the world’s leading recipient of remittances, from India will send home a record $100 billion in 2022 despite global headwinds such as rising prices. In its latest Migration and Development Letter, the World Bank said remittance flows to India will increase by 12 percent, ahead of inflows from China, Mexico and the Philippines.

India today assumes the presidency of the G-20 grouping, the leading forum for international economic cooperation. Around 100 monuments, including UNESCO World Heritage sites, bearing the G-20 logo will be illuminated for seven days from December 1-7 to celebrate the occasion. Monuments include the Shankaracharya Temple in Srinagar, the Red Fort in Delhi and the Great Living Chola Temple in Thanjavur. During its presidency, India will host 200 meetings in all nations.

The first phase of the survey for the in Gujarat started at 8 am today. People were seen queuing outside the polling stations, waiting for their turn to cast their ballot. At this stage, 89 seats will be voted on. That hopes to return to power for the seventh straight year while his main rival attempts to invade the saffron-dominated state. had reduced visibility during the election campaign.

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Delta to Raise Sky Club Membership Prices, Restrict Access

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Delta Air Lines is increasing membership and entry fees for access to its Sky Club airport lounges to “maintain a premium experience,” the airline announced Wednesday. The changes come after a year with a “record number of visits,” which Delta said left customers queuing at some airports trying to get into clubs that had reached capacity.

The changes follow as well Delta’s announcement in October that some Medallion qualifying dollar thresholds for elite tiers will increase for 2024 status; and the airline’s new time limit for Sky Club access – three hours before scheduled departure time – which began June 1st. Connection customers do not have this time limit. Delta 360 loyalty members and customers with a lifetime club membership are also exempt, according to the airline.

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Effective January 1, 2023, Delta is increasing membership fees and restricting the purchase of annual club memberships to only Diamond, Platinum, Gold and Silver Medallion members of its SkyMiles loyalty program. The single annual membership fee increases to $695 or 69,500 miles instead of $545 or 54,500 miles, and the annual executive membership fee increases to $1,495 or 149,500 miles instead of $845 or 84,500 miles.

The airline is also increasing the entry fee for guests of Sky Club members from $39 or 3,900 miles to $50 or 5,000 miles effective February 2, 2023. The same new fee applies to guests of American Express cardholders with access to the club.

When utilizing the airline’s Choice Benefits option for Executive Membership, those who achieve Diamond status for Medallion Year 2024 and beyond must utilize all three of their benefit choices as opposed to the current two. According to Delta, individual memberships and credit card guest passes will no longer be offered through Choice Benefits for Medallion Year 2024 and beyond beginning February 1, 2023 for Medallion Year 2023.

Additionally, Delta Sky Club members flying on Basic Economy tickets will not be admitted unless they have a benefit through an eligible American Express card that allows access beginning February 2, 2023. In addition, Diamond, Platinum and Gold members flying internationally in Main Cabin or Delta Comfort Plus will no longer be eligible for Sky Club access effective February 2, 2023 unless accessed via another access method. Access is reserved for Tier Members flying internationally in Delta Premium Select or Delta One cabins.

The airline said there are no changes to Delta Sky Club eligibility for Delta 360 members, Elite Plus members on other SkyTeam airlines, Delta and SkyTeam Elite Plus members traveling in cabins on Delta Premium Select and Delta One or Partner airlines fly, or for all customers in Delta One or partner equivalent cabin.

“We do not take these actions lightly, and it is important that we take these steps to invest in the customers who invest in us,” a Delta spokesman said in a statement. “Our number one priority is to provide our members with a premium experience, so we must balance the popularity of the Delta Sky Club experience with the premium atmosphere and service that we hold dear. We’ve made significant investments in the Delta Sky Club experience at our major airports, and when travelers return to the skies, we’re excited to see so many customers enjoying our club offerings.”

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In fact, beginning mid-December, Delta will be rolling out the ability to check Sky Club availability in Atlanta and Detroit on the Fly Delta app for customers who have the latest app version, to help soften the news’ impact. Clubs will offer four occupancy levels ranging from underutilized to extremely utilized. The airline plans to expand this offer to all Delta Sky Clubs in the first half of 2023.

Additionally, after testing Sky Club’s priority admission in Atlanta over the summer, Delta plans to establish a dedicated admission lane for the airline’s frequent flyers at high-capacity clubs. Diamond and Delta 360 members, as well as Delta One customers, get expedited entry when the clubs are full, according to the airline.

Delta also highlighted its recently opened and upcoming new and expanded clubs, including new clubs in Los Angeles, New York’s LaGuardia Airport and Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. Nearest club locations include:

  • Kansas City Airport which will open next February
  • A new G-Concourse club in Minneapolis-St. Paul is scheduled to open in April
  • A new Sky Club in Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy International Airport in June
  • An expansion of the Fort Lauderdale location in September
  • A new lounge in Boston’s E Hall is currently planned for late summer
  • A move to Terminal A at Newark Liberty International Airport in the fall or winter of 202
  • A club expansion in Miami in December
  • A winter 2023 renovation of the Atlanta E-Concourse Club

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People took to LinkedIn and Twitter to share Delta’s announcement. It seemed mostly one-sided, with dissatisfied customers.

Some predicted that Delta’s competitors would follow suit. That remains to be seen. American Airlines has changes in the works for its AAdvantage loyalty program, which the airline says will be announced in early 2023, but there’s no indication if lounge access will be affected. United Airlines also hasn’t said anything yet about lounge benefit program changes.

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