Devin Cannady (Orlando Magic) with a 2-pointer vs the New Orleans Pelicans, 04/22/2021
Devin Cannady (Orlando Magic) with a 2-pointer vs the New Orleans Pelicans, 04/22/2021
Germany on Thursday rejected a U.S. proposal to waive patent protection for COVID-19 vaccines, saying the greatest constraints on production were not intellectual property but increasing capacity and ensuring quality. President Joe Biden on Wednesday voiced support for a waiver in a sharp reversal of the U.S. position, and his top trade negotiator, Katherine Tai, swiftly backed negotiations at the World Trade Organization. The German government stood behind the goal of a worldwide supply of COVID-19 vaccines, a government spokeswoman said, adding however that the main factors in vaccine production are capacity and quality standards, and not patents.
Shares of communications software company Avaya (NYSE: AVYA) dropped 13.1% through 10:55 a.m. EDT Thursday after the company reported a small earnings miss -- but a much bigger miss on guidance -- this morning. Heading into earnings, analysts had predicted that Avaya would earn $0.75 per share, pro forma, on sales of $717.7 million in its fiscal Q2 2021. As it turned out, Avaya beat that revenue number, reporting sales of $738 million, but fell just short of analysts' earnings target, delivering a per-share profit of only $0.74 per share.
Czech Central Bank Governor Jiri Rusnok said on Thursday that the bank will certainly raise interest rates in 2021 and the board will debate tightening already in June. Shorter-term forward rate agreements and interest rate swaps rose 5-10 basis points. On Wednesday the Polish central bank kept its main interest rate at an all-time low of 0.1% despite saying that it sees above-target inflation in the coming months.
Stocks traded mixed Thursday morning, with the Nasdaq looking to extend its losing streak to a fifth straight session as technology stocks came under more pressure.
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NICOSIA, Cyprus — Cyprus unveiled on Thursday a phased rollback of COVID-19 lockdown restrictions over the next month, including a shortened curfew and a reopening of all schools next week. But the island will demand the compulsory display of proof of vaccination, virus testing or convalescence from COVID-19 in areas where people gather in numbers — including restaurants and churches — together with mask-wearing and social distancing. A strict, two-week lockdown has curbed the record-high number of infections, although some health officials had wanted restrictions to be slightly extended. Health Minister Constantinos Ioannou told a news conference that the primary purpose of the rollback that starts May 10 is to “lift the spirits of the public after months of sacrifices,” without jeopardizing public health by abolishing all restrictions at one go. He said some restrictions will remain in place until at least the end of June, when authorities hope to have 60-65% of the population vaccinated. As of next week, people will no longer need to secure text message permission to leave home. There will be caps on capacity at bars, restaurants, malls and parks that will be gradually increased from 30% to 50% over the next few weeks. Retail stores, gyms and hair dressing salons will also reopen. But Ioannou said people will need to display to police either a vaccination card, a health services text message proving convalescence from COVID-19 or a negative PCR test carried out 72 hours prior to an outing at any place where people gather en masse. Some exceptions will be made, including for going to supermarkets, pharmacies, beaches, parks and outdoor farmers' markets where people will be simply required to wear masks and keep distances. Ioannou said the measure will be “temporary” and authorities are working on a smartphone application to simplify the procedure. Authorities said already a third of Cyprus’ population of roughly 875,000 people have received at least one shot as part of a ramped-up vaccination program that’s seen as key to buoying the tourism-reliant country’s chances of attracting more vacationers. ___ Follow all of AP’s pandemic coverage at https://apnews.com/hub/coronavirus-pandemic, https://apnews.com/hub/coronavirus-vaccine and https://apnews.com/UnderstandingtheOutbreak The Associated Press
It's not clear whether the TRIPS agreement is what's getting in the way of vaccine supply, and waiving intellectual property rights may stifle future innovation.
Alcohol-related deaths in England and Wales jumped by a fifth last year to reach their highest level in two decades, new government figures showed Thursday. The Office for National Statistics said there were 7,423 deaths attributed to alcohol misuse in 2020, a 19.6% increase from the year before. It said the majority were due to chronic conditions, such as alcohol-related liver disease.
No Republican challenger has yet publicly surfaced to take on Gov. McMaster in a June 2022 primary.
Bodycam Shows Trained Officer Using BolaWrap to Apprehend Subject Indoors Without InjuryTEMPE, Ariz., May 06, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Wrap Technologies, Inc. (the "Company" or "WRAP") (Nasdaq: WRAP), a global leader in innovative public safety technologies and services, released new bodycam footage of a successful BolaWrap® deployment in Pennsylvania. On April 15, 2021, Northern York County Regional Police Department (NYCRPD) responded to a call from a local motel of a guest previously reported as being disruptive and behaving erratically. Motel staff requested police to remove the guest from the property. “The BolaWrap deployment immediately de-escalated the situation and brought the subject down from an agitated state to one where she questioned what struck her, giving the officer time to move in and safely take her into custody,” said Chief David Lash of NYCRPD. “We didn’t have to use any weapons that rely on pain compliance. In this video, it’s important to note that you never hear the subject say ‘ouch’ or scream pain - she had no injuries from the BolaWrap. We were able to take her into custody with no pain to her, no injury to the officers, and no need for decontamination or anything else that would have resulted from using another tool. “We don’t consider the BolaWrap as a use-of-force. It is a remote restraint device - another method of taking someone into custody without using force. On our use-of-force continuum, the BolaWrap is deployed before force even begins,” added Chief Lash.The bodycam footage can be viewed here, and the full interview with Chief Lash can be viewed here. “Unlike previously released bodycam videos showing BolaWrap deployments outdoors, this is our first shared footage of BolaWrap use on someone indoors,” said Mike Rothans, Chief Strategy Officer at WRAP and retired Assistant Sheriff of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. “The video highlights the versatility and multiple aspects of the BolaWrap device - not only did it restrain the subject’s arm, but the deployment also created a distraction, giving the officer time to control the subject without the need for a pain compliance tool and without causing injury.” Additional bodycam videos of the BolaWrap in use can be viewed here.About WRAPWRAP Technologies (Nasdaq: WRAP) is a global leader in innovating public safety technologies and services that deliver advanced solutions focused on avoiding escalation. The BolaWrap® Remote Restraint device, WRAP's first product, is a patented, hand-held device that discharges a Kevlar® tether to temporarily restrain from a safe distance. Through many field uses and growing adoption by agencies worldwide, BolaWrap is proving to be an effective tool to safely detain persons without injury. WRAP Reality, the Company's virtual reality training system, is an immersive training simulator and comprehensive public safety training platform designed to empower first responders with the necessary knowledge to perform in the field. WRAP's headquarters are located in Tempe, Arizona. For more information, please visit wrap.com.Follow WRAP here:WRAP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wraptechnologies/WRAP on Twitter: https://twitter.com/wraptechincWRAP on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/wraptechnologies/Trademark InformationBolaWrap, Wrap and Wrap Reality are trademarks of Wrap Technologies, Inc. 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Melissa Stockwell, who has partnered with Procter & Gamble on their Lead with Love campaign, tells PEOPLE the Games will be "a celebration of sport not just for the U.S. but for the entire world"
MILAN — Juventus’ fall from grace was starkly highlighted last weekend as bitter rival Inter Milan wrested the Serie A title from its grip while the Bianconeri struggled to beat lowly Udinese. Only two late Cristiano Ronaldo goals rescued a 2-1 win and kept Juve’s hopes of qualifying for the Champions League from fading dramatically. A couple of hours earlier, Juventus had seen Inter clinch the league title, ending its nine-year reign at the top of Italian soccer. “An era is over, but we gave our all,” Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci said. “Inter was the most consistent team and showed it is the strongest side this year. “Today, however, another chapter begins and we must have the strength and hunger to take back what we held for nine years. We did something epic, difficult to emulate, so congratulations to Inter but Juve always rises again and we will continue to do so.” The last four matches will be crucial not just for Juve’s pride but also for its chances of reaching Europe’s elite club competition, with the Bianconeri in real danger of missing out. Juventus on Sunday faces a main rival for a top-four finish and Champions League berth as it hosts AC Milan, which had title hopes of its own until a downturn in form and results. The two teams are level on 69 points, along with second-place Atalanta. Napoli is only two points further back, while sixth-place Lazio has 64 points but also has a game in hand. “We know that we have to qualify for the Champions League at all costs,” Juventus coach Andrea Pirlo said. “We’ve got a team here — they’re strong and want to fight to reach their targets. “They’re united ... but this has to be a starting point because we have several important games still to play.” After the Milan match, Juventus travels to Sassuolo midweek before welcoming the team that ended its nine-year dominance of Serie A. The match against Inter will be even more of a bitter pill for Juve to swallow as the visitors are coached by Antonio Conte — the coach who steered the Bianconeri to the first three of their nine recent titles. The man currently in the Juventus dugout knows that his time could be coming to an end despite assurances from Fabio Paratici, the club's managing director of football. “Will Pirlo stay if we qualify for the Champions League? Yes, certainly,” Paratici said recently. “But we’re not even thinking of not qualifying, we have great confidence in what we are doing, players and coaches. “That’s our only thought.” Juventus took a gamble in the off-season when it sacked Maurizio Sarri and surprisingly appointed Pirlo, who had never coached at any level. The Serie A title was the minimum Pirlo was expected to deliver, but he was also tasked with turning Juventus into a more attractive side and ending the club’s quarter-century wait for Champions League success, and he talked about wanting his players to have the same spirit and desire as the Juventus team he played in under Conte. The gamble has not paid off. ___ More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/hub/soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Daniella Matar, The Associated Press
Washington Capitals winger T.J. Oshie was feeling the love from his teammates after he scored a hat trick against the New York Rangers in his first game back since his dad died.
Professor Sharon Peacock said there was no suggestion the virus was mutating to avoid inoculation but it could be years before it was harmless.
The world must urgently cut its emissions of methane to rein in climate change, a U.N. report said Thursday, raising pressure on European Union policymakers who are drafting the bloc's first methane regulations targeting fossil fuels. Because methane is a particularly potent greenhouse gas, tackling emissions offers the speediest option for curbing climate change, according to the United Nations' Global Methane Assessment, the details of which were reported by Reuters last week. The world could cut methane emissions driven by human activity by up to 45% by 2030 using currently available technologies, the report said.
Equity Residential (NYSE: EQR) currently has a concentrated portfolio. The residential REIT, or real estate investment trust, primarily owns apartment communities in the urban cores of major coastal gateway cities Boston, New York, Washington, D.C., Seattle, and San Francisco as well as Southern California. It focuses on those urban areas because they typically benefit from steady demand with limited new supply, which yields high occupancy levels and steadily rising rental rates.
Returning for its 34th season, “POV” will be back on the PBS schedule July 5 with writer-comedian CJ Hunt’s “The Neutral Ground.” This documentary, which will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, begins in 2015 with Hunt filming the New Orleans City Council vote to remove four Confederate monuments. When the removal is halted because […]
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PROACTIS SA (Euronext: PROAC), a leading provider of comprehensive spend management and business process collaboration solutions, announces that Cafe Bidco Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of investment funds advised and managed by Pollen Street Capital Limited (“Cafe Bidco”) has on 30st April 2021 announced an offer to acquire (“the Offer”) Proactis Holdings PLC (“PROACTIS HOLDINGS”), holding indirectly, notably through Proactis Euro Hedgeco Limited, approximately 88 % of the issued share capital of PROACTIS SA, for an aggregate consideration of up to £71.6 million (approximately €82.59 million). The Offer has been recommended by the Board of Directors of PROACTIS HOLDINGS. Further information regarding the Offer is available in English at http://www.proactis.com/uk/investors/. The Offer is subject to, amongst other things, the conclusion of a Scheme of Arrangement, and approval at a General Meeting of PROACTIS HOLDINGS’ shareholders by a 75% majority of voting shareholders. If these and all other conditions of the Offer be met, Cafe Bidco would become the indirect holder of more than 30 percent of the share capital and voting rights of PROACTIS SA and therefore under the rules of the AMF, completion would trigger an obligation on Cafe Bidco to launch a tender offer over PROACTIS SA shares. However, to PROACTIS SA’s knowledge, Cafe Bidco’s intention was to file with the AMF a request for waiver to the obligation to launch such tender offer. Subject to such conditions, completion is expected during Q3 of the calendar year 2021. About Proactis SA (https://www.proactis.com/proactis-sa), a Proactis Company Proactis SA connects companies by providing business spend management and collaborative business process automation solutions for both goods and services, through The Business Network. Our solutions integrate with any ERP or procurement system, providing our customers with an easy-to-use solution which drives adoption, compliance and savings. Significant customers include BASF, Nationwide, Michelin and Henkel Proactis SA has major operations in Paris, Bonn, USA and Manilla. Listed in Compartment C on the Euronext Paris Eurolist. ISIN: FR0004052561, Euronext: PROAC, Reuters: HBWO.LN, Bloomberg: HBW.FPContacts Tel: +33 (0)1 53 25 55 00E-mail: investorContact@proactis.com Attachment Proactis SA- Press release on the offer on the shares of Proactis Holding