"Discussions now are really turning to 2022, and governments being worried about boosts," Stephane Bancel told Yahoo Finance.
Audi’s upcoming Q4 e-tron and Q4 Sportback EV SUVs are ideal for daily errands and weekend getaways — though they'll only be available in Europe.
The Law Offices of Frank R. Cruz Announces Investigation of LifeMD, Inc. (LFMD) on Behalf of Investors
A committee of MPs is to launch an inquiry into the lessons learned from the Cameron-Greensill lobbying row. The Treasury Committee will next week begin looking at how appropriate the Treasury's response was to lobbying by former prime minister David Cameron on behalf of Greensill Capital. Mr Cameron, who was employed by the finance firm's owner Lex Greensill in 2018 after he left Downing Street, has been revealed to have approached serving ministers about the involvement of Greensill Capital in government-backed financial support schemes during the coronavirus crisis.
PITTSBURGH — A lawyer and his 26-year-old client told Pittsburgh police Wednesday that Los Angeles Rams defensive lineman Aaron Donald and others assaulted the man at a nightclub last weekend, causing multiple injuries Attorney Todd J. Hollis said his client, De'Vincent Spriggs, needed 16 stitches and suffered a broken orbital bone in his head, a broken nose and a sprained or broken arm at a bar on East Carson Street in the city's South Side. “We believe there was a misunderstanding that Mr. Spriggs bumped into Mr. Donald and Mr. Donald escalated the matter, leading to my client’s assault moments later,” Hollis said. Hollis said Spriggs, who lives in another state, was taken by a friend to a hospital for treatment. The alleged attack occurred around 3 a.m. Sunday, he said. Hollis released a photo that showed Spriggs with facial injuries and swelling. Hollis and Spriggs filed a criminal complaint with Pittsburgh police on Wednesday. “They did a preliminary investigation and they're going to look into the matter and get back to us as soon as they have more information,” Hollis said. A message seeking comment was left with Pittsburgh police. It wasn't immediately clear how many others Spriggs believed attacked him. Donald, 29, was named the Associated Press NFL defensive player of the year in February, the third time he has received the distinction. He played college football at the University of Pittsburgh. The Los Angeles Rams issued a statement saying the team was aware of reports about Donald and was collecting more information. The team declined further comment. A message seeking comment was left with Donald’s longtime agent, Todd France. The Associated Press
Court tells Uber to reinstate five UK drivers sacked by automated processRuling in Amsterdam overturns company’s decision to exclude operators for alleged sharing of account details Uber had alleged its systems had detected that two devices had attempted to log in to a driver’s account minutes apart in two separate parts of London. Photograph: Matthew Horwood/Getty Images
Greta Van Fleet, “The Battle at Garden’s Gate” (Lava/Republic) Greta Van Fleet are back and they're doubling down. The young Michigan rockers whose sound and classic look is reminiscent of Led Zeppelin have returned with “The Battle at Garden’s Gate,” an album not just rooted in classic 1970s rock but gloriously pounded into it. This sophomore full-length effort from the Grammy winners marks an evolution to a more expansive approach, with progressive, mystical and psychedelic elements. Many songs roar past the three-minute mark, as the band jams and doodles unrushed. There's a bit more Rush this time in with the Zeppelin. The band has teamed up with super-producer Greg Kurstin and under his guidance this collection has more elaborate arrangements, layers and chord progressions, lots of instrumental sections and strings. It goes right to the edge of bombastic without falling over, with lyrics about nature, armies massing and weird medieval imagery. The Kiszka brothers — singer Josh, guitarist Jake, bassist Sam — and drummer Danny Wagner sound strong this time around, their musicianship deeper, their confidence high. This is music that will inspire you to put on some bell bottoms, grow your hair long and go barefoot into the forest at twilight. “Built By Nations” uses a Zeppelin ”Black Dog"-like riff as a spine but then opens up into something else entirely. “Broken Bells” allows the band to breathe, jamming for more than three glorious minutes in a “Stairway to Heaven” way that seems like a respectful nod rather than theft. The ballad “Tears of Rain” allows Josh Kiszka the chance to turn his voice into a hurricane and “Stardust Chords” is more than a little Jethro Tull-ish. The album's second half drags a bit, especially with the messy, indulgent “The Barbarians.” But it shows a new path forward for the band, less and less aping their musical heroes. The album ends with “The Weight of Dreams,” which is Greta Van Fleet at its most prog-rock, a gut-busting eight-minute rollercoaster of ambition that's near operatic. “We stole from her a cloak of studded majesty/The queen is dead we robbed her grave,” go the lyrics. Perhaps that's a nod to the band generating criticism for sonic robbery, but that sniping is more than a little snobby and misguided. “The Battle at Garden’s Gate” may not change anyone's mind and Greta Van Fleet will remain polarizing. But dismissing them has never made much sense. You love the sound of classic '70s rock? Then why hate a band steeped in it and celebrating it? Give the album a spin and try not to rock out. _______ Mark Kennedy is at http://twitter.com/KennedyTwits Mark Kennedy, The Associated Press
The "Europe Coconut Water Market By Form, By Packaging, By Distribution Channel, By Country, Industry Analysis and Forecast, 2020 - 2026" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
Chris Harrison breaks social media silence, telling Colton Underwood, "You have my love and support my friend."
'Call me when you're an American,' Noem tweets after reports the Biden administration wants to fly migrants from southern border to northern and coastal states.
President Tayyip Erdogan accused Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi on Wednesday of behaving with "impertinence and disrespect" after he called the Turkish leader a "dictator". Last week, Draghi said Erdogan had humiliated European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen during her visit to Ankara and that it was important to be frank with "dictators", drawing condemnation from Ankara.
The Southern Resident killer whale is an icon of Canada's pacific coast and this endangered species has an important cultural significance for Indigenous peoples and coastal communities in British Columbia (B.C.). The Government of Canada has taken strong, consistent action to protect and restore its population and will continue to do so. For the third consecutive year, it will enact measures to further protect these whales in Canadian waters.
BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. — A prosecutor said Wednesday that he will charge a white former suburban Minneapolis police officer with second-degree manslaughter for killing 20-year-old Black motorist Daunte Wright in a shooting that ignited days of unrest and clashes between protesters and police. The charge against former Brooklyn Center police Officer Kim Potter will be filed Wednesday, three days after Wright was killed during a traffic stop and as the nearby murder trial progresses for the ex-officer charged with killing George Floyd last May, Washington County Attorney Pete Orput said. Second-degree manslaughter carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison. Potter was arrested Wednesday morning at the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension in St. Paul. An attorney for Potter did not immediately respond to messages from The Associated Press. The former Brooklyn Center police chief has said that Potter, a 26-year veteran and training officer, had intended to use her Taser on Wright but fired her handgun instead. However, protesters and Wright’s family members say there’s no excuse for the shooting and it shows how the justice system is tilted against Blacks, noting Wright was stopped for expired car registration and ended up dead. Potter, 48, resigned Tuesday, as did Police Chief Tim Gannon. The Star Tribune reported that concrete barricades and tall metal fencing had been set up around Potter’s home in Champlin, a suburb north of Brooklyn Center, with police cars guarding the driveway. After Floyd’s death last year, protesters demonstrated several times at the home of the former Minneapolis officer charged with killing him, Derek Chauvin. Police say Wright was pulled over for expired tags, but they sought to arrest him after discovering he had an outstanding warrant. The warrant was for his failure to appear in court on charges that he fled from officers and possessed a gun without a permit during an encounter with Minneapolis police in June. Gannon released Potter’s body camera video the day after Sunday's shooting. It showed her approaching Wright as he stood outside of his car as another officer was arresting him. As Wright struggles with police, Potter shouts, “I’ll Tase you! I’ll Tase you! Taser! Taser! Taser!” before firing a single shot from her handgun. Wright family attorney Ben Crump said the family appreciates criminal case, but he again disputed that the shooting was accidental, arguing that an experienced officer knows the difference between a Taser and a handgun. “Kim Potter executed Daunte for what amounts to no more than a minor traffic infraction and a misdemeanour warrant,” he said Cases of officers mistakenly firing their gun instead of a Taser do happen, but experts say they are extremely rare, usually less than once a year nationwide. Transit officer Johannes Mehserle was convicted of involuntary manslaughter and sentenced to two years in prison after responding to a fight at a train station in Oakland, California, killing 22-year-old Oscar Grant in 2009. Mehserle testified at trial that he mistakenly pulled his .40-calibre handgun instead of his stun gun. In Tulsa, Oklahoma, a white volunteer sheriff’s deputy, Robert Bates, was convicted of second-degree manslaughter after accidentally firing his handgun when he meant to deploy his stun gun on Eric Harris, a Black man who was being held down by other officers in 2015. Potter was an instructor with the Brooklyn Center police, according to the Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association. She was training two other officers Sunday when they stopped Wright, the association’s leader, BIll Peters, told the Star Tribune. In her one-paragraph letter of resignation, Potter said, “I have loved every minute of being a police officer and serving this community to the best of my ability, but I believe it is in the best interest of the community, the department, and my fellow officers if I resign immediately.” Brooklyn Center Mayor Mike Elliott had said he hoped Potter's resignation would “bring some calm to the community,” but that he would keep working toward “full accountability under the law.” “We have to make sure that justice is served, justice is done. Daunte Wright deserves that. His family deserves that,” Elliott said. Police and protesters faced off again after nightfall Tuesday, with hundreds of demonstrators once more gathering at Brooklyn Center’s heavily guarded police headquarters, now ringed by concrete barriers and a tall metal fence, and where police in riot gear and National Guard soldiers stood watch. About 90 minutes before a 10 p.m. curfew, state police announced over a loudspeaker that the gathering had been declared unlawful and ordered the crowds to disperse. That set off confrontations, with protesters launching fireworks toward the station and throwing objects at officers, who launched flashbangs and gas grenades, then marched in a line to force back the crowd. State police said the dispersal order came before the curfew because protesters were trying to take down the fencing and throwing rocks at police. The number of protesters dropped rapidly over the next hour, until only a few remained. Police also ordered all media to leave. Brooklyn Center, a suburb just north of Minneapolis, has seen its racial demographics shift dramatically in recent years. In 2000, more than 70% of the city was white. Today, a majority of residents are Black, Asian or Hispanic. Elliott said Tuesday that he didn't have at hand information on the police force's racial diversity but that “we have very few people of colour in our department.” ___ Bauer contributed from Madison, Wisconsin. Associated Press writers Doug Glass and Mohamed Ibrahim in Minneapolis; Tim Sullivan in Brooklyn Center; and Stephen Groves in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, contributed to this report. ___ Find AP’s full coverage of the death of Daunte Wright at: https://apnews.com/hub/death-of-daunte-wright Scott Bauer And Mike Householder, The Associated Press
Grab’s record-breaking deal to merge with a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) will raise an eye-popping $4.5 billion in cash. A quick recap: Singapore-based Grab is poised to have a market value of around $39.6 billion after it combines with a SPAC called Altimeter Growth. Altimeter is basically a $500 million pot of money listed on Nasdaq that was looking for a target to merge with (which is why SPACS are sometimes called “blank check” companies).
U.S. Representative Kevin Brady, one of the Republican Party's leading voices on tax policy in Congress, announced on Wednesday that he will retire from the House of Representatives when his current term ends in 2023. A chief architect of then-President Donald Trump's 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Brady told a business conference in his native Texas that he faces a six-year term limit as the top Republican on the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee.
Scientists are debating whether booster shots for COVID-19 vaccines should be the same as the original vaccines, or target variants.
Over the past school year, many enrolled in Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s remote-only academy. With latest district plan to hold more in-person class, more students decided to go back.
Thousands of Indian small businesses will organise an event this week in protest at the business practices of foreign e-tailers like Amazon.com Inc, taking a dig at the U.S. group's summit with their own event. Starting Thursday, Amazon is organising a virtual summit in India named "Smbhav", which phonetically means "possible" in Hindi, to showcase opportunities offered by the U.S. firm to get small businesses to expand and sell online. Trader groups representing 600,000 sellers said in a statement they will at the same time launch a summit titled "Asmbhav", or "impossible", including an award ceremony to pin the blame on those who they think have hurt their businesses.
Anti-Doping accreditations for the Tokyo Olympics have been cut due to COVID-19 but the core management team in charge of delivering a drug-free Games will remain intact, the head of the International Testing Agency (ITA) told Reuters. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) will also be impacted by a 20% reduction in its International Observer (IO) team from the 2016 Rio Olympics. "The IOC understood very well you cannot joke around some of the key functions you need at the Games and luckily we were not that affected," ITA director general Ben Cohen said.
The U.S. Coast Guard and other law enforcement agencies on Wednesday morning stopped a vessel off the Florida Keys with a dozen migrants from Cuba on board.