Friday, September 13

ByKevin Sheekey

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Coming to New York on September 25:

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Deliver Keynote at Bloomberg Global Business Forum

Michael Bloomberg will host the third annual forum which will include hundreds of CEOs and heads of state and government including Jacinda Ardern, Jamie Dimon, Christine Lagarde, Tidjane Thiam, Mark Carney, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Cecilia Malmstrom, Bob Iger and more. The day-long Forum, supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies, is the leading public-private gathering alongside the 74th United Nations General Assembly.

“As the global community experiences heightened economic tensions and political polarization, the Forum is a chance for both public and private sector leaders to discuss avenues for collaboration and partnership,” said Michael Bloomberg.

“We can’t afford to sit idle when trade wars are escalating, the planet is warming, and some of the world’s biggest economies are at risk of a recession,” he said.

Learn more about the 2019 forum here, and watch a video recap of the 2018 forum here.

2020 Watch.

Brexit update.

Today in Financial News.

Tech today.

Bahamas update.

Travel alerts.

Paris Transport Disrupted as Workers Protest Macron Reforms (Bloomberg)

British Airways Begins Cancelling Hundreds of Flights Ahead of Next Strike by Pilots (BBC News)

The strike is planned to begin Sept. 27, and some news reports in the UK say the strike could last as long as 10 days.

Arts section.

London: Marvel at The Ship of Tolerance on the River Thames by the Tate Modern (Totally Thames)

The Ship of Tolerance – a 60-foot long, hand-crafted wooden ship – is dedicated to educating and inspiring young people through the universal language of art. For its presentation in London, the sails of The Ship of Tolerance have been made by children from forty London primary schools, from Great Ormond Street Hospital and from refugee centers in Birmingham, Leeds, Peterborough and Calais. Bloomberg Philanthropies is a supporter of the exhibit, which runs through October 6.

New York: Three Oversized Aluminum Horses Arrive at Entrance of Central Park (Untapped Cities)

“The Horses,” by French artist Jean-Marie Appriou, will be up at Doris C. Freedman Plaza (at 60th and 5th Avenue, across from The Plaza and the Apple Store) until August 2020. This plaza is the site of nearly year-round art installations by Public Art Fund, which is supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies.

Best of late night.

On the third Democratic presidential debate held in Houston Thursday night:

“Unlike previous debates, where all you needed to make it onstage was a permission slip from your mom, this one had a higher threshold for entry. So only the top 10 candidates made the cut. Eleven if you include Marianne Williamson debating from the dimension of the mind.”
— Trevor Noah

“The Presidential candidates had another big debate earlier, it was the first one to feature all the major candidates on one stage, and since it was on ABC, the winner of the debate was decided in a rose ceremony.”
— James Corden

“They hit the candidates with all the tough questions, like, ‘If elected, how do we know you won’t lie about everything all the time and draw on weather maps with a Sharpie?’”
— Jimmy Kimmel

“I don’t know who won the debate, but watching candidates discuss the issues intelligently, using real facts, I’d forgotten what it was like. It was like walking out of North Korea and into a Costco.”
— Jimmy Kimmel

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