The beginning of vaccinations could be a crucial turning point in the battle against a virus
The beginning of vaccinations could be a crucial turning point in the battle against a virus
Earlier today, we had the chance to talk with Twitter and Medium cofounder Ev Williams, along with operator-turned investor James Joaquin, who helps oversee the day-to-day of the mission-focused venture firm they separately cofounded six years ago, Obvious Ventures. In the meantime, we spent some time talking specifically with Williams about both Twitter and Medium and some of the day's biggest headlines. TC: A lot of tech CEOs saying have been saying goodbye to San Francisco in 2020.
China's strong construction machinery sales are expected to continue until at least early next year but could be hobbled by any slowdown in Beijing's recent infrastructure investment drive, industry executives said. Construction equipment makers have experienced unexpectedly robust sales in China this year, especially for excavators, after the country embarked on a fresh building spree to bolster the economy following the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic. XCMG Construction Machinery told Reuters its sales in China had jumped by over 20% this year versus 2019, although overseas sales have been hit by the global spread of the virus.
Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC ("KSF") and KSF partner, the former Attorney General of Louisiana, Charles C. Foti, Jr., remind investors that they have only until November 27, 2020 to file lead plaintiff applications in a securities class action lawsuit against Peabody Energy Corp. (NYSE: BTU), if they purchased the Company’s shares between April 3, 2017 and October 28, 2019, inclusive (the "Class Period"). This action is pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Giroud has yet to start a Premier League or Champions League game this season but came on as a second-half substitute and scored in stoppage time to seal Chelsea's 2-1 win and a place in the knockout stages. "Everybody kind of feels from the outside what a great professional he is, how highly-regarded he is by his team mates and myself," Lampard told reporters.
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga's abrupt decision to partially pause a domestic travel campaign amid rising COVID-19 cases - after insisting it would go ahead - looks likely to cost him support and may cloud his chances of a long-term tenure. Suga, who took the top job in September after Shinzo Abe resigned citing illness, has enjoyed solid ratings of over 50%, buoyed by an image as a down-to-earth leader pushing popular policies such as lower mobile phone rates. "At this point, they (the government) still sound like they don't know what they are doing."
Thai authorities have escalated their legal battle against the students leading pro-democracy protests, charging 12 of them with violating a harsh law against defaming the monarchy. News of the charges comes as the Thai capital Bangkok girded for another rally Wednesday as the students push their demands that Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha and his government step down, the constitution be amended to make it more democratic, and the monarchy be reformed to be made more accountable. Police on Tuesday issued summonses for 12 protest leaders to answer charges of lese majeste, defaming or insulting key members of the royal family.
Brazilian police on Tuesday arrested the supervisor of a Carrefour supermarket in Porto Alegre where security guards beat a black man to death, and accused her of collaborating with the killers. Supervisor Adriana Alves Dutra had the authority to stop the guards from beating 40-year-old Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas on November 19, said homicide investigator Vanessa Pitrez with the Civilian Police."She had authority over the two guards," and because of that "the law sees her as a homicide co-conspirator," Pitrez said at a press conference, as cited by the news site UOL.Pitrez has asked that the woman be temporarily jailed.Alves Dutra appears in a video that went viral standing by as Silveira Freitas is punched in the face and head in the supermarket parking lot by one security guard as the second guard restrains him.According to the preliminary investigation Silveira Freitas was beaten for more than five minutes before being immobilised by his attackers and dying of asphyxiation.Both security guards have been arrested.'Contradictory statements' Alves Dutra, who also was seen recording the incident, apparently lied to police in her initial account, saying that she did not hear Silveira Freitas pleading for help.She also claimed that one of the guards was a store customer, hiding the fact that he was a Carrefour employee.According to Globo TV, citing the supervisor's initial account to police of the incident, Alves Dutra claimed that she asked the guards several times to release the Black man.However in parts of the video she instead warns Silveira Freitas to calm down so he can be released, but also tells him that he won't be released until the police arrive.Police chief Roberta Bertoldo said that Alves Dutra gave "contradictory statements."It will be up to the investigation to see "if these contradictions were motivated by something that she wanted to cover up or not."The video of the beating quickly went viral online and triggered of demonstrations on Friday as the country marked Black Consciousness Day. More protests were held across the country over the weekend.On Monday police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to break up a crowd of protesters that blocked a street and stopped traffic in front of a Carrefour branch in Porto Alegre, located in southern Brazil.Supermarket chain Carrefour has faced a wave of boycott calls and sometimes violent protests outside its stores across Brazil, drawing comparisons with the killing of George Floyd in the United States in May and the ensuing protests.On Monday shares in the French group's Brazilian unit were down six percent in afternoon trading on the Sao Paulo stock exchange, and in Paris Carrefour shares closed down 2.2 percent.The supermarket chain promised to earmark some $5 million to fight against racism.In Brazil, the last country in the Americas to abolish slavery -- in 1888 -- more than half of the country's 212 million residents identify as Black or mixed-race.(AFP)
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The Philippines has selected the Brillante Mendoza-directed war drama “Mindanao” as its national contender for the Academy Awards best international feature category. The selection was made by the Film Academy of The Philippines and announced on Tuesday by the Academy’s director general Vivian Velez. The film tells the twin stories of a Muslim woman who […]
Twelve Thai pro-democracy protest leaders have been summoned by police to answer charges of royal defamation, the first use of the draconian law in almost three years, as Bangkok gears up for another major rally.
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In this episode of Motley Fool Money, Chris Hill chats with Motley Fool analysts Andy Cross and Jason Moser about the latest headlines and earnings reports from Wall Street. They've got news on some retail stock gains, home improvement stocks falling despite posting profits, and a kitchenware and home furnishing giant that crushed earnings estimates and hit an all-time high.
Asian markets rallied Wednesday following a blockbuster performance on Wall Street as vaccine successes and easing US political uncertainty boosted investor confidence in the economic recovery. Signs that infection rates in Europe are slowing enough to allow some countries to ease lockdown measures added to the sense of hope across trading floors.However, still-high death numbers and a pick-up in new cases in several Asian nations tempered the excitement.Hopes for a worldwide rollout of an inoculation were given an extra lift Tuesday when Russia said its Sputnik V drug had shown to be 95 percent effective, making it the fourth that could be available soon after similar positive announcements from Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca."While the logistical challenges will still be immense, the geographic diversity of the possible suppliers is promising," said Gorilla Trades strategist Ken Berman."The fact that several European outbreaks seemed to have peaked was another bullish catalyst... as even though the US wave is lagging behind the European one by several weeks, the end of the current domestic outbreaks could be closer than previously thought."The medical breakthroughs come as political uncertainty appears to be waning in Washington after government officials began the crucial transition process paving the way for Joe Biden to enter the White House.While he still denies losing the November 3 election, Donald Trump's decision to sign off on the move by the General Services Administration (GSA) was effectively an admission of defeat.Investors are also upbeat about Biden's cabinet picks so far, particularly former Federal Reserve boss Janet Yellen's nomination as treasury secretary, with optimism she can work well with current central bank head Jerome Powell.Onwards and upwards "A Yellen-Powell policy combination in government and the central bank is as dovish and positive as one can imagine for risk assets," said Axi's Stephen Innes. "Even if Congress balks at further significant fiscal stimulus... investors will position for high-profile policymaker pressure starting to bear fruit."Wall Street's three main indexes ended more than one percent higher Tuesday, with the Dow closing above 30,000 for the first time and the S&P 500 also notching up a record.The rally seeped through to Asia, which was already enjoying a broadly healthy week.Tokyo, Hong Kong and Jakarta were all more than one percent higher, while Shanghai, Sydney, Singapore, Seoul, Taipei and Wellington were also well up.The gains were led by energy firms and tourism-linked companies such as airlines as traders bet on a boost to business as the world slowly returns to some sense of normality.Expectations of a rise in demand supported oil prices, which have jumped around a quarter over the past month and are now sitting at levels not seen since March, before they crashed into negative territory.High-yielding currencies such as the South Korean won, South African rand, Russian ruble and Australian dollar were all up against the dollar, thanks to improving confidence in riskier assets."Looking three to six months out, we do think the recovery will maintain its momentum," Anna Han, at Wells Fargo Securities, told Bloomberg TV. "When you see that reflation trade coming back, it's telling you that investors are gaining confidence in growth prospects looking forward."(AFP)
Each year, the Grammy nominations inspire criticism and head-scratching — and the nominees for the 2021 ceremony on January 31 are no different. As usual, there are surprise nods (Coldplay for album of the year? Really?) and snubs that leave us asking “But what about…?” (poor The Chicks). This year, though, in a post-George Floyd […]
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