Chrissy Teigen would have welcomed her third child this week and she’s reflecting on that loss as she recovers from endometriosis surgery.
Chrissy Teigen would have welcomed her third child this week and she’s reflecting on that loss as she recovers from endometriosis surgery.
The Ministry of Health has confirmed nine new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on Friday (5 March), taking the country's total case count to 60,007.
The solidarity of the European Union would be impacted if countries in the bloc chose Chinese or Russian COVID-19 vaccines which have not yet been approved, French European Affairs minister Clement Beaune said on Friday. "If they went to choose the Chinese and/or Russian vaccine, I think it would be quite serious," Beaune told RTL radio. Russia's Sputnik V vaccine has already been approved or is being assessed for approval in three states in the EU bloc's eastern wing - Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic - as delays hamper vaccination programmes across the EU.
China's 2021 defence spending will rise 6.8% from 2020, up just slightly from last year's budget increase and broadly tracking the government's modest growth forecast, as the world's second-largest economy emerges from the pandemic's fallout. Premier Li Keqiang pledged that efforts to strengthen the People's Liberation Army, which is developing an array of weapons from stealthy fighters to aircraft carriers, would continue apace in the face of what China views as multiple security threats. Last year China said the defence budget would rise just 6.6%, its slowest rate in three decades, as the economy wilted in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Britain's Financial Conduct Authority on Friday called a formal end to nearly all Libor rates on December 31 as anticipated, piling pressure on markets to complete their biggest change in decades. The London Interbank Offered Rate or Libor is being replaced by rates compiled by central banks after lenders were fined billions of dollars for trying to rig what was once dubbed the world's most important number, used for pricing home loans and credit cards across the world. "This is an important step towards the end of Libor, and the Bank of England and FCA urge market participants to continue to take the necessary action to ensure they are ready," the FCA said in a statement.
The changes will be discussed at China's largest political meeting which has kicked off in Beijing.
After the worst season of his career, Ender Inciarte is eager to show he’s not washed up. The Atlanta Braves outfielder batted just .190 in the pandemic-shortened year and was left off the roster for all three rounds of a post-season run that came up one win short of the World Series. “I was really sad,” Inciarte said. “I'm not going to lie — it was one of the toughest moments I've had to deal with since I've been a professional baseball player.” Even though top prospect Cristian Pache is tabbed as the centre fielder of the future, Inciarte is getting a chance to win back his starting job this spring. He’s still just 30 years old, but this is a key season heading into the final year of a five-year, $30.5 million contract that includes a team option for 2022. “In my head, I’m always going to be a starting player,” Inciarte said. “I don’t want to put in my head that I’m a backup player. Once you start thinking like that, you go one step back. I always try to think the best of me. I think I can do some great things still.” Inciarte has done great things before. He made the All-Star Game in 2017, hitting .304 with 11 homers, 57 RBIs and 22 stolen bases while winning the second of three straight Gold Glove awards. But injuries limited him to 65 games in 2019, and he never got on track when the 2020 season finally started. “Last year was tough for me,” he said. “My mechanics weren’t there. I came from a lot of injuries in 2019, and I was thinking about it.” The left-handed Inciarte knew something was off from all the pitches he pulled weakly to the right side of the infield. In his better seasons, he was known for hitting low line drives the opposite way. Most notably, his on-base percentage tumbled to a paltry .262 — by far the worst of his career, and not at all what the Braves were looking for out of a speedy player who had previously batted leadoff. “I am supposed to be the table-setter for the guys behind me," Inciarte said. “That's what got me out there every day. I'm just trying to do what I've done in the past. I know it's still there.” With the Braves largely returning the same group that captured a third straight NL East title, centre field is the only starting position up for grabs this spring. Pache made a huge impression in last year's NL Championship Series, starting all but one game after Adam Duvall went down with an injury. The rookie had four RBIs and became only the seventh player in big league history to hit his first career homer in the playoffs. Yet Pache is just 22, and he didn't get a chance to play at the Triple-A level with the minor leagues shut down last season. A bit more time in the minors might be good for his long-term development. In the meantime, Inciarte has been gracious toward the youngster who's now trying to beat him out. “Ever since my very first spring training, he's always been offering advice, willing to help me, willing to answer my questions," Pache said through a translator. “It's been a great relationship. He's an awesome human being.” Inciarte is equally impressed with Pache. “He's a great player,” Inciarte said. “He's got a long career in front of him. He can do a lot of things. He's exciting to watch.” Inciarte still bears the scars of being left off the playoff roster, but he's got no bitterness toward the Braves. He fully understands the decision they made. “Obviously, I didn’t have my best year,” Inciarte said. "When you’re competing, you’re trying to put the best team out there. You’re trying to put players out there who can help you win the championship. You’re not trying to make a player feel good or go back to being himself.” Inciarte and the Braves hope he goes back to being himself in 2021. ___ Follow Paul Newberry on Twitter at https://twitter.com/pnewberry1963 His work can be found at https://apnews.com/search/paulnewberry ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Paul Newberry, The Associated Press
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Orders for German-made goods rose by twice as much as expected in January as robust foreign demand more than offset domestic weakness to buoy manufacturers in Europe's largest economy, official data showed on Friday. The data published by the Federal Statistics Offices showed orders for industrial goods rose on the month by 1.4% in seasonally adjusted terms, compared with a Reuters forecast for a rise of 0.7%. Domestic orders fell by 2.6% on the month while orders from abroad rose by 4.2%.
Hong Kong’s universities will be expected to have changed their curricula to reflect the new national security law by the upcoming academic year and be prepared to help “prevent and suppress” acts that could violate the legislation, the education minister has said. Kevin Yeung Yun-hung’s Friday remarks followed a top Beijing official this week highlighting the need for patriotic education for the city’s youth, and Chinese University effectively cutting ties with its student union over national security concerns. Yeung, who has met with the heads of the city’s publicly funded universities since the security law was imposed last June, told lawmakers that universities could consider conducting national security education via courses and seminars.Get the latest insights and analysis from our Global Impact newsletter on the big stories originating in China. “All schools must follow the law. We are currently discussing with [universities] what they have been doing under the legislation, and whether it meets our expectations and requirements,” the secretary for education said at a Legislative Council meeting. Under the legislation, universities and schools are required to promote national security education. Yeung said universities must also be able to prevent and suppress any violations of national security on campus. Although institutions would be given some flexibility in adding national security law elements in their syllabus, Yeung said officials were reviewing their plans. Yeung said he noted that since his meetings with university leadership last year, their management had begun placing a greater emphasis on the importance of being law-abiding. Chinese University student union steps down after school cuts it off citing possible legal breaches “I believe when the next academic year begins, we will see [more] changes made to their curricula and relevant arrangements,” he said. Asked by a lawmaker whether authorities would regulate research topics at tertiary institutions related to the independence of Hong Kong, Taiwan or Tibet, Yeung said only that certain flexibility and autonomy should be allowed, though they must abide by the law. The Post has contacted all eight publicly funded universities seeking comment. On Monday, Chinese University’s 12-member student union resigned en masse only hours after taking office, after school management took the unprecedented step of cutting ties with them citing concerns that the newly elected cabinet’s manifesto and other public comments breached the national security law. The university had imposed a series of tough measures on the union, including asking the cabinet to register as an independent body and assume its own legal responsibility, while stressing it would “not tolerate any behaviours which may endanger national security”. Also this week, Wang Yang, the head of China’s top political advisory body, said patriotic education should be strengthened among city youth, while Beijing’s top official overseeing the city, Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office director Xia Baolong, said the education sector had yet to firmly establish its acceptance of the “patriots governing Hong Kong” principle. Guidelines on bringing school curricula in line with the national security law issued last month to kindergartens, primary and secondary schools covered aspects ranging from school management and lesson frameworks to pupils’ behaviour. Schools were also told to call police over “grave or emergency” situations such as pupils staging protests, forming human chains or displaying separatist slogans on campus.This article Hong Kong’s public universities should reflect national security law in curricula by new academic year, be ready to ‘suppress’ acts that violate it: education minister first appeared on South China Morning PostFor the latest news from the South China Morning Post download our mobile app. Copyright 2021.
To reference, during the call, AISC refers to all-in sustaining costs. On the call this morning, we have Rob Henderson, president and CEO; Neil Hepworth, chief operating officer; and Jim Zadra, chief financial officer.
At this time, for opening remarks and introductions, I would like to turn the call over to Ji Yoo, director of investor relations for Broadcom Inc. Please go ahead, ma'am. Joining me on today's call are Hock Tan, president, and CEO; Kirsten Spears, chief financial officer; Tom Krause, president, infrastructure software group; and Charlie Kawwas, chief operating officer. Broadcom also distributed a press release and financial tables after the market closed describing our financial performance for the first quarter of fiscal year '21.
Toronto Maple Leafs captain John Tavares reflects on the news of Walter Gretzky's passing, which was announced in a statement by his son Wayne Gretzky on Thursday.
Asian shares slipped Friday after surging U.S. bond yields renewed pressure on high-flying technology companies. Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 index dropped as much as 2% and shares fell in most other markets. Investors were disappointed with remarks by Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell on Thursday when he said inflation will likely pick up in the coming months, though he cautioned that the increase would be temporary and would not be enough for the Fed to alter low-interest rate policies set to help the economy recover from the pandemic. Powell did not indicate the Fed might seek to rein in rising bond yields, which tend to draw money out of stocks into less risky bonds. Investors were hoping for “a little more hand holding" from Powell, Stephen Innes of Axi said in a commentary. “Powell is doing the bare minimum here while simultaneously hinting at a lift-off level that could be a lot nearer on the horizon than suspected only a few weeks ago." That angst has spilled into world markets that have thrived on massive monetary stimulus from the world's central banks. But most markets in Asia recovered some of their losses late in the day. Japan's Nikkei 225 lost 0.2% to 28,864.32, while the Hang Seng in Hong Kong gave up 0.1% to 29,211.63. South Korea's Kospi shed 0.6% to 3,026.26 while the S&P/ASX 200 sank 0.7% to 6,710.80. The Shanghai Composite index was less than 0.1% lower, at 3,501.99 after Chinese Premier Li Keqiang announced an annual growth target of “over 6%" at the opening of the annual session of the ceremonial national legislature. Investors are watching for any changes in policy direction from the National People's Congress, in particular moves to rein in government spending or tighten monetary policy that might affect markets. On Thursday, the S&P 500 fell 1.3% to 3,768.47, its third straight loss. It briefly dipped into the red for the year and is on track for its third consecutive weekly loss. Just four days ago the benchmark notched its biggest gain since June during a brief pause in the recent, swift rise in bond yields, which in turn pushes up interest rates on loans for consumers and businesses. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 1.1% to 30,924.14. The Nasdaq composite dropped 2.1%, to 12,723.47 in a pullback that knocked the tech-heavy index into the red for the year. Small-company stocks fell even more. The Russell 2000 index of smaller companies gave up 2.8%, to 2,146.92. As the economy reopens this spring and summer, and vaccines are distributed and the coronavirus retreats, many economists expect a spending boom that will stretch available supplies of goods and services and likely push up prices, Powell said Thursday. Even so, Powell gave no hint that the Fed would take steps to keep longer-term interest rates in check, such as by shifting some of its $80 billion in monthly Treasury purchases to longer-term securities. “We think our current policy stance is appropriate,” he said. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note jumped to 1.54% during Powell's remarks, from 1.47% just before, a significant move. At the beginning of the year the yield was trading at 0.93%. Early Friday it was at 1.56%. Investors tend to reassess their holdings when yields rise quickly. Technology stocks are most vulnerable after having soared during the pandemic, making them look pricier than the rest of the market. Bank stocks, in contrast, tend to do better when bond yields are rising because higher yields mean banks can charge higher rates on mortgages and other loans. In energy trading, the price of U.S. crude oil rose 98 cents to $64.81 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. It jumped 4.2% on Thursday after OPEC members agreed to leave most of their existing oil production cuts in place. Brent crude, the international standard, surged $1.14 to $67.88 per barrel. The Senate is moving forward with President Joe Biden's stimulus bill, with most of the negotiations now happening between the more moderate Democrats in the Senate and the White House. Investors are awaiting the February jobs report on Friday. Economists surveyed by FactSet expect employers created 225,000 jobs last month. The report also includes numbers for how much wages are rising across the economy, a key component of inflation. The U.S. dollar surged to 108.26 Japanese yen, its highest level in nine months, from 107.97 yen late Thursday. The euro fell to $1.1954 from $1.1969. Elaine Kurtenbach, The Associated Press
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Availability of a short form of the 2020 Annual Financial Report A short form of the Dassault Aviation 2020 Annual Financial Report (version abrégée du Rapport Financier Annuel 2020) is available to the public, awaiting the issuance of the statutory auditors' reports. This short form of the 2020 Annual Financial Report can be found on the company’s website at www.dassault-aviation.com, in the “Finance / Publications / 2021 Publications” section. The full 2020 Annual Financial Report will be made available to the public and filed with the French Financial Markets Authority (Autorité des Marchés Financiers) later in March 2021. Attachment Availability Annual Report 2020 EN
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Neither the Hindu seers nor the businesses are happy about the state of Uttarakhand’s decision to host a no-frills Kumbh, especially one that restricts both pilgrim interaction and grandeur.
Where was the help for the environment, social care, renters, and to cover the future costs of Covid?