It's been a rocky past few months for the biotech, but is now a good time for investors to pull the trigger?
China urged the United States on Sunday to remove "unreasonable" curbs on cooperation as soon as possible and work together on issues like climate change, while accusing Washington of bringing chaos in the name of spreading democracy. Last week, U.S. President Joe Biden singled out a "growing rivalry with China" as a key challenge facing the United States, with his top diplomat describing the country as "the biggest geopolitical test" of this century. Speaking at his annual news conference, the Chinese government's top diplomat, State Councillor Wang Yi, struck a tough line even as he outlined where the world's two biggest economies could work together.
Janet Yellen, the first woman to head the Federal Reserve and the U.S. Treasury Department, says women seeking to pursue careers in economics face a number of obstacles from the way beginning economics courses are taught to overly aggressive questioning questions in college seminars. “There is a cultural problem in the profession, and we need to change the culture,” Yellen said Monday.
"There's always something that just lands you on your ass."
TORONTO — Ontario's health minister says people won't be asked to provide proof of their pre-existing health conditions to access a COVID-19 vaccine during the second phase of the rollout.Christine Elliott says she believes most people will come to the clinics when they are permitted and not take advantage of the honour system.The vaccine will be offered starting in April to people with specific health conditions like organ transplant recipients, those living with obesity and those receiving treatments that suppress the immune system.Elliott says local public health units will screen people as they arrive at the clinics and may be able to check with a person's family physician, but that will not be mandatory.Meanwhile, Ontario is reported 1,631 new cases of COVID-19 today, but the government says the case count is higher than expected due to a "data catch-up process" in its system.The province also recorded 10 additional deaths linked to the virusHealth Minister Christine Elliott said 568 of the new cases are in Toronto, 322 are in Peel Region, and 119 are in York Region.Ontario said 994 more cases were resolved since the last daily update.The numbers come as a stay-at-home order in Toronto, Peel Region and North Bay lifts today, loosening pandemic restrictions imposed nearly two months ago.The three regions were the last ones still under the order, and are transitioning back to the government's colour-coded pandemic response framework.Toronto and Peel entered the strictest "grey lockdown" category, something local public health officials asked for in both regions.Even those strict measures, however, allow more retailers to open, with restrictions, but leave gyms and personal care services closed. Restaurants, meanwhile, can only offer takeout, drive-thru or delivery.Some restaurant owners said they won't be able to survive much longer unless they're allowed to reopen for on-site dining, even at limited capacity."Move us to the red zone (of the pandemic system) so we have a fighting chance. Even 14 days in grey lockdown could mean the end of my business and many others," Regan Irvine, owner of the Irv Gastropub in Toronto, said in an open letter to officials issued last week."Over the last year, my mother and I have depleted our life savings to try and keep the restaurant afloat. We have cashed RRSPs, drained savings accounts, maxed out credit cards and maxed out lines of credit because the government assistance programs simply aren't enough."North Bay is now in the "red zone," the second most restrictive level of pandemic measures.Elliott said the government is taking a "safe and cautious approach" to ending the provincewide shutdown, which started in January.This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 8, 2021. The Canadian Press
Ben and Saanvi get a real eyeful in the latest — and pretty spoilery! — trailer for Manifest Season 3 (premiering Thursday, April 1 on NBC). The new teaser, shown below, recycles some previously seen moments while also establishing that Ben (played by Josh Dallas) has some sort of “connection” to the crashed Flight 828’s […]
The town of Valley Hill has had three earthquakes.
A Moroccan court on Monday began hearing the extradition case of a Saudi-Australian national whose wife fears he may face torture and even death if sent to Saudi Arabia. Osama al-Hasani was arrested on Feb. 8 when he arrived in the Moroccan city of Tangier, where he was planning to join his wife and four-month-old baby. "I call on Moroccan authorities to release my innocent husband ... If he is extradited to Saudi Arabia, I am afraid he would face a fate similar to that of (Jamal) Khashoggi,” his wife Hanae said, referring to the journalist killed by Saudi agents in the kingdom's Istanbul consulate in 2018.
Toronto has launched its own website and hotline for booking COVID-19 vaccines as it waits for a provincial system to make its debut. The website says appointments are only available at this time to priority groups identified by the province. Those include people aged 80 or older, some health-care workers and Indigenous adults. Toronto Coun. Joe Cressy, who chairs the city's board of health, says the booking system is an interim measure in place until the province’s centralized online registration system is launched. He says it is "not an ideal situation" but calls it a "necessary step" until the provincial system arrives, which is scheduled to be next week. The city says vaccines are being administered to those with confirmed appointments at a number of Toronto hospitals and community health-care centres, including the University Health Network, and the Michael Garron and Humber River hospitals. It says those institutions are working Monday to operate roughly 17 vaccination clinics, including mobile teams. This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 8, 2021. The Canadian Press
A junior health minister was sent in place of the Health Secretary to respond to an urgent question from Labour.
Nordstrom claims its insurer is making “a transparent effort” to avoid damage costs sustained amid mostly peaceful protests last year.
These five women are atop their field in broadcast media, and will take the air for the March 24 Toronto Raptors-Denver Nuggets game.
COLUMBIA, Mo. — Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri said Monday he will not seek reelection, making him the fifth Republican in the Senate to bow out rather than seek another term in a party searching for direction after President Donald Trump. Blunt, who turned 71 in January, was widely expected to seek a third term in 2022. Before election to the Senate he served seven terms in the U.S. House. He also served two terms as Missouri’s secretary of state from 1985 to 1993. “In every job Missourians have allowed me to have, I’ve tried to do my best,” Blunt said in his announcement made via video. “In almost 12,000 votes in the Congress, I’m sure I wasn’t right every time, but you really make that decision based on the information you have at the time. “After 14 General Election victories — three to county office, seven to the United States House of Representatives, and four statewide elections — I won’t be a candidate for re-election to the United States Senate next year,” he said. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell called Blunt's retirement “a loss for the Republican conference and the entire Senate.” “In just 10 years in this body, he’s quickly become a true leader, a policy heavyweight, and a driving force behind both key conservative victories and essential bipartisan work,” McConnell said in a statement. Blunt is the No. 4 in Senate Republican leadership. The five Senate Republicans not seeking reelection could set up contested primaries highlighting divisions between far-right, Trump-aligned Republicans and the old guard of the party. The others are Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, Rob Portman of Ohio, Richard Shelby of Alabama and Richard Burr of North Carolina. Two other Republicans — Sens. Charles Grassley of Iowa and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin — have not yet said whether they plan to seek reelection. In Ohio, Pennsylvania and North Carolina, in particular, Democrats have hopes of winning seats. Of the remaining three, Missouri and Ohio have both trended Republican in recent years, and Alabama should be safe for the GOP. It’s not clear whether Trump-induced Republican turmoil is playing a major role in Senate retirements so far. While he’s generally supported Trump, Blunt has broken with him occasionally. Like most Republican senators, he voted against Trump’s effort to upended his November election losses. He also opposed Trump’s veto of last year’s sweeping defence policy bill, and backed a failed effort to prevent Trump from unilaterally shifting money to border wall construction. Of the five announced retirees so far, four are age 65 or older and all have been in Congress for a decade or more. Ohio’s Portman said he’d wearied of the intense polarization of today’s politics, but none of the others publicly suggested the political atmosphere contributed to their decisions. Based on history, Republicans have reason for optimism for regaining control of the 50-50 Senate. The party that does not hold the White House generally gains seats in mid-term congressional elections. However, Republicans will be defending 20 seats and Democrats just 14 in next year’s election. As usual in Senate elections, most seats at stake in 2022 are from states that one party or the other dominates. Only roughly half a dozen seats held by each party appear potentially competitive, though that can change based on who the candidates are and the unpredictability of what issues predominate next year. Democratic aspirations are muted in Missouri. After former Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill lost her seat to Republican Josh Hawley in 2018, there’s only one statewide elected Democrat remaining in office: Auditor Nicole Galloway. McCaskill has already opted out of running again. A deep bench of Republicans serving in statewide seats could make a bid to replace Blunt, including Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft, Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick and Attorney General Eric Schmitt. All three are in their thirties or forties. Washington University political scientist Steven Smith expects a “scramble” for the job. “It looks like a seat that Republicans can have for the asking,” Smith said. “My guess is there will be few moderates running for the seat because winning a primary in Missouri means you need to be quite conservative.” Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe in a Monday statement hinted that he's considering a run. Other possible Republican candidates include former Gov. Eric Greitens, who resigned amid fallout from a sex scandal and ethics investigations in 2018. “Many Republicans are going to take a serious look at this race,” longtime Missouri GOP political operative John Hancock said. “It’s an extremely important seat in the U.S. Senate. Control of the U.S. Senate is on the ballot in 2022. After a failed gubernatorial bid in 1992, Blunt was elected to the House in 1996 and reelected six times, winning by wide majorities each time. He was House majority whip from 2003 to 2007. After incumbent Republican Sen. Kit Bond announced his retirement in 2009, Blunt ran for the vacated seat and defeated Democrat Robin Carnahan by a 54% to 41% vote in 2010. He narrowly won reelection in 2016, defeating Democrat Jason Kander by less than 3 percentage points. Kander indicated he wasn’t interested in trying again. Yet, Democrats remained hopeful. “Senate Republicans have a retirement problem,” Christie Roberts, executive director of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, said in a statement. “Fresh off of opposing urgently needed relief for Americans impacted by the pandemic and economic crisis, they’re facing a growing list of defensive liabilities that shows even Republican incumbents don’t like their chances in 2022.” ___ Salter reported from O’Fallon, Missouri. Associated Press reporters Alan Fram in Washington and David A. Lieb in Jefferson City, Missouri, contributed to this report. 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A panel is reviewing whether a less-severe murder charge can be added against officer Derek Chauvin.
New York, New York--(Newsfile Corp. - March 8, 2021) - The following statement is being issued by Levi & Korsinsky, LLP:To: All persons or entities who purchased or otherwise acquired securities of Leidos Holdings, Inc. ("Leidos Holdings") (NYSE: LDOS) between May 4, 2020 and February 23, 2021. You are hereby notified that a securities class action lawsuit has been commenced in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. To ...
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Monday said an evening curfew to combat the coronavirus outbreak must remain in place until at least March 31 due to the continuing high number of new cases. "It would not be prudent now to announce any easing," Rutte said, adding that some adjustments might be possible around the Easter vacation and gradually as vaccination levels increase through the summer. Coronavirus infections in the Netherlands have stabilized in the past week, following a modest rise in February attributed by health authorities in part to new variants of the virus becoming more prevalent.
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Pitt coach Jeff Capel was reprimanded on Sunday by the school for his criticism of Atlantic Coast Conference officials following the Panthers' loss a day earlier at Clemson. It was the latest drama in what's been a tumultuous finish to the regular season for the Panthers (10-11), who enter the ACC tournament as the 12th seed and face No. 13 seed Miami (8-16) on Tuesday in the first round in Greensboro, N.C. The winner will take on No. 5-seed Clemson (16-6), winners of six of its past seven games, in the second round on Wednesday afternoon.
Duchess Meghan revealed her new baby's gender, an early secret wedding and suicidal thoughts in an explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey.
"She might be marrying into a family that could cause her some emotional complications," the "Last Week Tonight" host said in 2018.
New infections have dropped for eight weeks in a row, averaging 60,000 new cases per day for the week ended March 7. Deaths linked to COVID-19 fell 18% last week to 11,800, the lowest since late November and averaging 1,686 per day. Despite the positive trends, health officials have warned that the country could see a resurgence in cases as more infectious variants of the virus have been found in nearly every state.