Britney Spears on Tuesday made rare comments about her life following the release of a new documentary that magnified interest in her career, mental health and conservatorship.
Britney Spears on Tuesday made rare comments about her life following the release of a new documentary that magnified interest in her career, mental health and conservatorship.
Bale, Aubameyang and Bailly are all being talked about on Tuesday.
U.S.-listed Chinese electric vehicle (EV) makers Li Auto Inc, Nio Inc and Xpeng Inc plan to list in Hong Kong as soon as this year, tapping a growing investor base closer to home, said people with direct knowledge of the matter. Based on their New York market capitalisation on Monday, proceeds could reach $5 billion. Li Auto, Nio and Xpeng - which have raised $14.7 billion in U.S. markets since 2018 - declined to comment.
Vancouver Canucks forward Adam Gaudette wasn't overly concerned that he hadn't been scoring much this season. Still, it felt good to snap the scoring slump Monday with an extremely timely goal. With just 40.5 seconds left on the game clock and the Canucks down 1-0 to the Montreal Canadiens, Gaudette ripped a shot from the left faceoff dot, ringing it off the post and in to knot the score with his third goal of the year. “I knew if I just stuck with it and did the right things, it would go in eventually," he said. "So it finally went in, it felt great. And I can’t take my foot off the gas. I’ve got to keep doing what I’ve been doing on and off the ice.” Gaudette's goal forced overtime, which failed to resolve the stalemate. In the shootout, Canucks captain Bo Horvat was the lone player from either side to find the back of the net. His strike beat Canadiens goalie Carey Price stick side and lifted Vancouver to a 2-1 victory. It's the second game in a row where the Canucks (12-15-2) have rallied from a deficit to claw out a win. The results have bolstered the team's confidence, Horvat said. “We know that we can do it and beat every team," he said. "It took us a little bit to figure that out and figure out to stick with the process and stick with our game. Obviously we’d like to play with the lead instead of chasing, but for us to stick it out and do it again tonight definitely shows the character.” A sloppy line change early in the first period nearly cost the Canucks the win Monday. Vancouver was called for too-many men, giving Montreal (11-6-7) a power play. Defenceman Jeff Petry capitalized, using a screen by Corey Perry in front of the net to sneak a long shot past Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko and open the scoring 4:37 in. The Canadiens were 1-for-2 on the power play Monday and are 5-for-11 in six games since last month's coaching change. Dominique Ducharme — who was named interim head coach on Feb. 24, replacing Claude Julien — said capitalizing with the man advantage is key. "It's important to take those opportunities and it seems that we don't get that many a game.," he said. "We need to be really working hard to get some, so it's important to get a goal once in awhile." Montreal goalie Carey Price has also stepped up his game in recent weeks, and stopped 28 shots Monday. "(I'm) just playing better," he said. "I'm not going to give you my technical secrets. So, the guys are playing solid hockey in front of me and letting me see the puck." At the other end of the ice, Demko had 29 saves in Monday's win, including a stop on a Joel Armia breakaway midway through the second frame that careened wide of the net. The Vancouver netminder wasn't sure whether he got a piece of the shot, but said keeping it out was key to earning the win. "It looked like (Price) was playing really well and when he’s on his game, he’s tough to beat," Demko said. "So if they get another one, it’s probably a tougher game to come back into, obviously.” Monday's result extends Vancouver's win streak to three games after the team notched just two wins in February. Coach Travis Green said the latest victory is a big one for his group's confidence. "You're always learning lessons along the way. I think in the past, we've kind of got away from our game, from the type of game we need to play," he said. "I thought the last few games, we’ve just stuck with it and stayed persistent with our game, had purpose to how we wanted to play and believed in it the whole way." The Canucks and Canadiens will battle again in Vancouver on Wednesday. NOTES: Vancouver defenceman Jordie Benn was injured early in the third period and did not return. … Demko was named the NHL's second start of the week earlier on Monday. He posted a 3-0-0 record last week with a 1.00 goals-against average and .969 save percentage. … Montreal equipment manager Pierre Gervais worked his 3,000th game. An announcement of the feat elicited stick taps from both teams. This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 8, 2021. Gemma Karstens-Smith, The Canadian Press
The hospitals in England were largely not needed and some were stepped down to rehabilitation centres.
NoHo Partners Plc STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE 9 March 2021 at 9:15 a.m. NoHo Partners’ turnover for February 2021 was approximately MEUR 8.0 and operating cash flow was approximately MEUR -1.7 NoHo Partners Plc’s turnover for February 2021 was approximately MEUR 8.0, which is roughly 37 per cent of the turnover for the corresponding period the previous year. The turnover was generated by restaurant operations in Finland, with the restaurants in Denmark and Norway being closed. The Group’s operating cash flow was approximately MEUR -1.7. NoHo Partners CEO Aku Vikström: “The cost savings implemented last year and an effective operating model has allowed us to minimise the cash flow burn rate to under two million euros per month. For March, the market situation will change as the Finnish Government mandated restaurants to close. We immediately activated our lockdown backup plan, and now there are approximately 200 restaurants closed and approximately 2,200 people temporary laid off. The layoffs were carried out quickly and flexibly in cooperation with the staff. Our staff have been the hardest hit by the COVID-19 crisis and we are fully committed to getting through this situation without any permanent redundancies. For March, our business will continue with about 40 restaurants focused on takeaway food. We trust that the Government and landlords will act responsibly, similar to the lockdown imposed last spring, and play an active role in bridging the gap caused by the crisis and work towards market recovery.” The development of turnover in March 2021 will be reported by the Group during week 15. More information available from: Aku Vikström, CEO, NoHo Partners Plc, tel. +358 44 011 1989 Jarno Suominen, Deputy CEO, NoHo Partners Plc, tel. +358 40 721 5655 Distribution: Nasdaq Helsinki Major media www.noho.fi NoHo Partners Plc is a Finnish group established in 1996, specialising in restaurant services. The company, which was listed on NASDAQ Helsinki in 2013 and became the first Finnish listed restaurant company, has continued to grow strongly throughout its history. The Group companies include some 250 restaurants in Finland, Denmark and Norway. The well-known restaurant concepts of the company include Elite, Savoy, Teatteri, Yes Yes Yes, Stefan’s Steakhouse, Palace, Löyly, Hanko Sushi, Friends & Brgrs and Cock’s & Cows. Depending on the season, the Group employs approximately 2,100 people converted into full-time workers. The company’s vision is to be the most significant restaurant company in Northern Europe. www.noho.fi/en
The actor shared a video montage thanking all his female co-stars, his family and his teachers.
ITV, the British broadcaster behind hits including Love Island and The Voice UK, suffered a £156 million ($215M) blow to its earnings during the height of the coronavirus crisis, as the pandemic hit the ad market and shut down production. ITV’s adjusted EBITA stood at £573M in the full-year of 2020, down 21% on £729M […]
I’ve never felt more removed from the real Berlinale, as the yearly festival is known, or sensed more acutely the strange sterility of pandemic-era online movie watching.
Advocacy groups are calling for sanctions against the military's secretive business interests.
TOKYO — Asian shares were mixed Tuesday, cheered by the expected passage of the U.S. stimulus package, although that optimism was tempered by worries about inflation and the coronavirus pandemic. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 added nearly 1.0% to finish at 29,027.94. South Korea's Kospi slipped 0.7% to 2,976.12. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 added 0.5% to 6,771.20. Hong Kong's Hang Seng edged up 0.2% to 28,584.96, while the Shanghai Composite slipped 1.8% to 3,359.26. Jingyi Pan, senior market strategist with IG in Singapore, said Asian markets were weighing “the impact of a global recovery alongside the prospect of an accelerating climb in U.S. bond yields.” Yoshimasa Maruyama, chief market economist for SMBC Nikko Securities, said the global economic rebound is stronger than some had previously expected, and that recognition is becoming more widespread in March than in February. “And this recognition of recovery in March itself will work as a source for more confidence,” he said. The vaccine rollouts in the U.S. and Europe will also help instil confidence in future growth, he added. Revised economic data for October-December, released Tuesday, showed the Japanese economy grew at an annual pace of 11.7%. That was weaker than the 12.7% growth reported last month in the preliminary estimate. Quarter on quarter, the growth was 2.8%, revised from 3%, as public and private investment was not as positive as initially thought. Japan’s economy expanded at a 22.8% pace in the July-September period. That followed a sharp contraction as the pandemic slammed tourism, trade, consumption and production. On Wall Street, U.S. stock indexes closed mostly lower, as higher bond yields helped set off more heavy selling of shares in technology companies. The S&P 500 fell 0.5% to 3,821.35 after gaining 1% earlier. Because of their huge size, drops by Apple, Google's parent company and other major technology stocks helped drag the S&P 500 into the red, even though more stocks rose than fell in the benchmark index. The selling, which accelerated toward the end of the day, left the tech-heavy Nasdaq composite down 10.5% from the all-time high it reached on Feb. 12. A drop of 10% or more from a recent peak is known on Wall Street as a “correction.” Bond yields rose broadly. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note climbed to 1.60% from 1.55% late Friday. But it fell back to 1.57% after hours. Yields have been marching higher with rising expectations for growth and the inflation that could follow. Higher yields put downward pressure on stocks generally, in part because they can steer away dollars that might have gone into the stock market into bonds instead. That makes investors less willing to pay such high prices for stocks, especially those that look the most expensive, such as technology stocks. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 1% to 31,802.44. The Nasdaq lost 2.4% to 12,609.16. Smaller company stocks, which have led the market higher this year, notched more gains. The Russell 2000 index added 0.5% to 2,202.98. Financial stocks had some of the best gains. Wells Fargo rose 3.3% and Citigroup gained 2.8%. Trading has been choppy in recent weeks as investors fret over the spike in long-term interest rates in the bond market. The S&P 500 is coming off its first weekly gain in three weeks. Technology companies have been heading lower as investors start to doubt whether the huge gains they made during the pandemic months can continue if inflation surges. Investors have been betting that $1.9 trillion in coming government stimulus will help lift the economy out of its coronavirus-induced malaise. There are also investors who are betting that stimulus and an improving economy will result in some inflation down the road. The U.S. economic aid package, passed narrowly by the Senate on Saturday, provides direct payments of up to $1,400 for most Americans and extends emergency unemployment benefits. It's a victory for President Joe Biden and his Democratic allies, and final congressional approval is expected this week. Oil prices also have been rising. After plunging with the onset of the pandemic, as demand plummeted, prices have been recovering. Last week, some observers were expecting the OPEC cartel and its allies to lift more restrictions and let the oil flow more freely. But OPEC agreed to leave most restrictions in place. In energy trading, benchmark U.S. crude for April delivery added 2 cents to $65.07 a barrel. It fell $1.04, or 1.6% to $65.05 a barrel on Monday. It's still up 32.8% so far this year. Brent crude, the international standard, rose 16 cents to $68.40 a barrel. In currency trading, the U.S. dollar rose to 109.15 Japanese yen from 108.87 yen late Monday. The euro strengthened to $1.1855 from $1.1846. ___ AP Business Writers Damian J. Troise and Alex Veiga contributed. Yuri Kageyama is on Twitter https://twitter.com/yurikageyama Yuri Kageyama, The Associated Press
Norway's NSM security agency may block a planned 150 million euro ($178 million) sale by Rolls-Royce of its Bergen Engines unit to a company controlled by Russia's TMH Group, the justice ministry said in a statement on Tuesday. Britain's Rolls-Royce announced the planned sale on Feb. 4 as part of a disposal plan aimed at helping the maker of engines for aircraft and ships survive the pandemic. Bergen Engines is, among other things, a supplier to NATO member Norway's navy.
Belgium's federal prosecutor's office says a police operation of an unprecedented scale targeting organized crime is taking place across the country. About 200 searches mobilizing more than 1,200 police officers are being carried out simultaneously throughout the country of 11.5 million people, the office told The Associated Press on Tuesday. A spokesperson at the prosecutor's office said searches started at around 5 a.m.. According to local broadcaster RTBF, the searches are mainly taking place in the region of Antwerp, and investigators are focusing on drug traffickers and a network with international connections.
Some 300g of meteorite landed on a drive in Gloucestershire.
Viewing figures for the interview could be on course to match the almost 23 million viewers who watched the 1995 Princess Diana interview where Harry’s mother lifted the lid on the breakdown of her marriage to Prince Charles. The programme, which saw Meghan tell Oprah Winfrey a member of the royal family had raised “concerns” when she was pregnant about how dark her son Archie’s skin would be, was repeated on ITV after it was first shown in the US. It was just one of a series of bombshell revelations as the couple laid bare their brief lives as working royals with the Duchess saying she had suffered suicidal thoughts but her approaches to the monarchy for help were turned down.
Getting sick from dried African veggies made Toyin Kayo-Ajayi think about how he could get his hands on fresh Nigerian produce in British Columbia. He says the dried stuff isn’t bad, but that it’s nowhere near the same. Plus, he says, there’s so much potential to grow it in B.C. “I got sick ... and I was like, ‘OK, you know what? Maybe we should have a farm here in Canada that grows some of our tropical vegetables. We can grow it in an organic way,'” he said. “When I would have a kid here, they would actually never have that experience of what they would get back home, so I’m going to try and bring it alive.” A hunter and a farmer all his life, Kayo-Ajayi says the skills and attitudes he developed as a child have informed his latest venture — the Africa Village Retreat. He’s the founder and president of Kara-Kata Afrobeat Society, a Vancouver-based non-profit that connects people through music, art, culture and food. The retreat, outside Mission, B.C., will host an organic farm where Kayo-Ajayi and his team will grow African vegetables and practise sustainable farming. To put it simply, it has long been Kayo-Ajayi’s dream to grow and share Nigerian vegetables in Canada. He purchased the property in November 2019 and has been working to get it finished ever since. Last summer, they grew their first round of vegetables, which included some successful amaranth, a reddish-purple plant that is grown for its starchy seeds. “It has always been what I wanted to do,” he said. “I’m all about people smiling, hanging out, eating together.” Kayo-Ajayi has been involved in a farm in Nigeria since 2004, a project he now sees intersecting with what he’s doing in Canada. He grew up in the country, hunting with his grandfather; catching snakes. When he left, it was always his intention to work with people back home to grow food. Over the years, he has worked to expand the initiative by gradually buying more farmland for people in Nigeria. The society recently purchased 50 acres of land in Igbara-Odo, Ekiti, where bamboo and palm oil crops have been flourishing. “I work, I just keep buying the land, because I realized that, coming from a very poor background, that it’s what my people need. They need to be able to sustain themselves in a natural and organic way,” he said. Kayo-Ajayi moved to Canada in 2001 to play professional soccer, but he soon switched gears and began by working on a dairy farm, which he did for over 10 years with the intention of sharing what he learned through the 50 Acres Plus Project. “So, I’ve learned a lot, I love knowledge ... and I said, if I ever get the opportunity to go to the Western world to see how they do their mechanized farming, I will go into that, so I have something to take back home,” he said. Food and farming isn’t all the Kara-Kata Afrobeat Society does — as the name suggests, a big part of the group is playing music. The society hosts an annual event in honour of Nigerian musician Fela Kuti, and plays at numerous festivals and events. The society came together slowly and naturally, says Kayo-Ajayi. While busking at Kits Beach and other areas around Vancouver, he began to make connections with musicians and people in the city. Eventually, it turned into monthly jams where he would cook a big Nigerian meal. It’s the same sentiment he hopes to bring to the Africa Village Retreat — one rooted in music, food and togetherness. It’s expected to take five years or so for the retreat to be finished, but Kayo-Ajayi says it could happen much quicker depending on funding. Eventually, it’ll include yurts and other spaces for people to stay on the property. The society will host its own events with music, food and gardening. The space will also be available for other people and organizations. “It’s the African way. Music is life. Music is food. Food is life. Life is food,” he said. “Now we’re going to grow the food, we’re going to make the food. And we’ll listen to the music at the farm ... it’ll connect us.” Cloe Logan / Local Journalism Initiative / Canada’s National Observer Toyin Kayo-Ajayi said he’d love to hear from anyone interested in getting involved via the society's website. None Cloe Logan, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, National Observer
While she has spent 14 years in her profession, she still believes that the metal industry is a male bastion because “various titles and job profiles are restricted to men till date and women candidates are rejected without even consideration”.
Jonathan Ashworth says the country was ‘vulnerable and exposed’ when coronavirus hit last year because the Government had ignored warnings.
The International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) said on Tuesday that it had appointed Rohitesh Dhawan, a managing director at Eurasia Group with expertise in climate change and sustainability, as the trade group's new chief executive. The appointment of Dhawan, effective from April, reflects increased pressure on the mining industry to put environmental, social and governance issues front and centre of decision-making.
‘ITV needs to do the right thing and sack him,’ one viewer said
The House could approve Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief plan, Derek Chauvin trial and more news to start your Tuesday.