Lou Williams (Atlanta Hawks) with a deep 3 vs the Orlando Magic, 04/20/2021
Lou Williams (Atlanta Hawks) with a deep 3 vs the Orlando Magic, 04/20/2021
Tonight on SNL, Weekend Update anchors got a friendly jab in at host Elon Musk, also touching on former president Donald Trump’s new website and more. “I don’t know if you guys were following the news today,” Jost said, in kicking things off, “but a space rocket that was spinning out of control just minutes ago crashed […]
Things were not looking great for the Nets for most of the night, trailing by 21 in the first half against the Nuggets.
Mr Ji: ‘Bright lights and sparkly thrills in the heart of Soho’ – restaurant reviewDining out can be a chilly affair at the moment, but Mr Ji’s Taiwanese dishes will warm your soul Cover version: the Old Compton Street dining-room gazebo. Photograph: Sophia Evans/The Observer
Madoff Talks review: definitive life of an ‘extraordinarily evil’ manJim Campbell exchanged hundreds of emails and letters with the financier whose crimes brought him a 150-year sentence Bernie Madoff leaves federal court in New York. Photograph: Orjan F Ellingvag/Corbis/Getty Images
Red wines to enjoy this summerAs the season’s change, here are three lighter and more fragrant wines from makers of powerful reds to enjoy this summer ‘A change in the season means a change in red wine style’: choose lighter wines to match the sunnier weather. Photograph: Getty Images
TV tonight: Lily James and Dominic West star in The Pursuit of LoveEmily Mortimer’s adaptation of Nancy Mitford’s tale of love and passion between the wars begins. Plus: Gods of Snooker. Here’s what to watch this evening The Pursuit of Love. Photograph: Robert Viglasky/Theodora Films Limited & Moonage Pictures Limited
Grow your own … in a rented plot in the neighbour’s gardenAn Airbnb-style website aims to bring together people with spare outdoor space and city dwellers who want to start an allotment Grow-your-own enthusiast Corrie Rounding on the veg patch she rents from Conor Gallagher, founder of AllotMe. Photograph: Sophia Evans/The Observer
Republicans tried to overturn the election. We can’t just forget thatAmericans like to look forward but the effects of Trump’s lies about Covid and the 6 January insurrection are still with us Senator Josh Hawley voted to throw out the results of the 2020 election and gave a clenched-fist salute to the Trumpist mob on 6 January – but is somehow a welcome guest on mainstream media. Photograph: Reuters
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Letters: a valiant campaign on care homes, but the pain goes onNicci Gerrard’s laudable drive to highlight the plight of care home residents does not lessen the grief of loss Nicci Gerrard: ‘Dogged determination.’ Photograph: Murdo MacLeod/The Guardian
The Observer view on Labour’s performance in last week’s electionsKeir Starmer must decide who the party exists for and then persuade them to vote for it Keir Starmer: ‘It is always difficult for a leader of the opposition to get heard so soon after the election of a new PM.’ Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA
A series of skirmishes thrust Robinhood's growing pains into public view once again this week, underscoring the company’s mounting policy risks. A week ago, the online brokerage was criticized by the most respected investor in America, Warren Buffett, who worried that the platform caters to a gambling instinct and turns stocks into casino chips. A day later, Robinhood blasted the "elites," who it believes are standing in the way of open market access. "If the last year has taught us anything, it is that people are tired of the Warren Buffetts and Charlie Mungers of the world acting like they are the only oracles of investing," Jacqueline Ortiz Ramsay, Robinhood head of public policy communications, wrote in a blog post. Then on Tuesday, Robinhood's nascent crypto trading service temporarily crashed amid a frenzy for dogecoin. (For the uninitiated, dogecoin is a cryptocurrency created as a joke that is an homage to a meme of a Shiba Inu.) Robinhood was later forced to defend itself against an accusation that it was a "dogecoin whale" that holds around $25 billion of the cryptocurrency. Gary Gensler, chairman of the SEC, testified before the House Financial Services Committee on Thursday about the risks posed by Robinhood. Like Buffett, Gensler is concerned that platforms like Robinhood turn stocks into a game, prompting users to make more trades. This heightened activity is then made profitable through payment for order flow, a controversial practice of routing trades to market makers in exchange for cash. Robinhood reportedly earned $331 million from payment for order flow in the most recent quarter. Of that, nearly two-thirds is said to have come from options trading. Robinhood can write off Buffett, but not the SEC. And it would do well to heed the Oracle of Omaha's advice: "We simply attempt to be fearful when others are greedy and to be greedy only when others are fearful." There are many signs that we are living in greedy times, and that should make Robinhood fearful. The Federal Reserve this week warned that frothy asset prices were "vulnerable to significant declines should investor risk appetite fall." It's not just public equities: Venture capital valuations grew sharply in the first quarter to build on last year's already elevated figures, especially for large late-stage rounds, according to the latest PitchBook-NVCA Venture Monitor. As for cryptocurrencies, well, you know that story. For better or worse, Robinhood has emerged as a home for the greedy. In a seemingly fearless market, its customer base has ballooned to more than 13 million. As Robinhood prepares for an IPO later this year, the company might consider what will happen—and who might get blamed—if and when that greed turns to fear. In a stock rout, will the hordes of meme stock traders follow Buffett's oft-quoted advice, or will they panic and sell? A market correction could be a bloodbath for novice day traders, especially those who trade options or on margin. If the GameStop saga is any indication, regulators and politicians have already selected Robinhood as their favorite scapegoat. Here’s a modest proposal: Instead of sparring with Buffett, the company could use its platform to encourage the sort of common sense behavior that he has long proselytized. Robinhood already knows how to do this. The company's gamified interface can be used for good by implementing behavioral tricks that nudge people toward longer holding periods, diversified portfolios and other sensible goals. Criticism aside, Robinhood has much to celebrate, and it deserves credit for introducing a new generation of investors to equities. Moreover, its plan that reportedly would allow users to participate in upcoming IPOs—including its own—could be revolutionary. It is unclear how dependent Robinhood's business model is on active trading, or whether it can wean itself off the fat checks that payment for order flow provides. But the company’s upcoming S-1 filing should clarify the matter by showing just how important those order flow payments are. It may be that long-term investors aren't a particularly good fit for Robinhood's business. Even if that's the case, Robinhood would be wise to put its users' financial health first, protecting both a generation of investors and its own self-interest. As Buffett has said, "The most important thing to do if you find yourself in a hole is to stop digging."
The Spring Parade of Homes, which runs daily through May 9, is a Kansas City tradition, offering homebuyers the opportunity to view the latest in new home designs and innovations from the finest homebuilders, such as Tom French Homes. As one of the area’s most respected homebuilders, Tom French has been building superior custom homes, plus developing maintenance-provided and single family neighborhoods since 1978.
The Spring Parade of Homes, which runs through May 9th, offers prospective buyers the opportunity to view new entries and explore developing their own custom plans.
Rodrock Development has been taking part in the Spring Parade of Homes since 1983 and is immensely proud to have 38 years of consecutive wins. Six homes total—in Stonebridge Park, Stonebridge Meadows, Arbor Lake, The Greens of Chapel Creek, Mission Ranch – Fox Ridge, and Red Fox Run at Sundance Ridge—were praised for outstanding home design and architecture during this year’s Parade. Each offers a standout floor plan, the finest in finishes, and all the amenities and benefits of being located in a Rodrock community.
As the Spring Parade of Homes concludes this weekend, there’s no better time to stop in and visit the idyllic lakefront surroundings at Creekmoor. The picturesque community gives buyers a rare opportunity to enjoy affordable resort-style living, including a full range of amenities and a prime Raymore location.
The fine was the biggest in English football, dwarfing the £1.5m imposed on Tottenham in 1994.
For those desiring to sell their home quickly, whether due to downsizing, a job transfer, death of a loved one, illness, facing foreclosure, or they just don’t want to go through a traditional selling process, there is a very easy way – with Archway Homes.
If you have an unwanted house that you have been considering selling, call KC Property Group today for a no-obligation property assessment. They make it simple to turn a house into cash, hassle-free and on your own time. They have an easy answer that lets homeowners simply walk away from the burden, cash in hand, for a fair and reasonable price without any hidden fees or expenses. As direct cash buyers, they buy properties as-is and revitalize them, either for resale or as a rental property.
The WIC program isn’t keeping up with the needs of today’s S.C. moms and families, creating inequities and barriers (Letters to the Editor).