“One thing that absolutely has not changed is my ambition for the UK to be Africa’s investment partner of choice," says Boris Johsnon
The future of the bill, which would ban discrimination against people based on sexual orientation and gender identity, remains uncertain.
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Sabres goalie Linus Ullmark has been ruled out after he was injured in the first period of Buffalo's game against the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night. Ullmark stopped all 15 shots he faced in the first period before being replaced by backup Carter Hutton to open the second period. The Sabres did not specify the nature of Ullmark's injury in announcing he would not return. Ullmark was shaken up during an intense Devils scramble in front, which ended with the goalie reaching out to glove Nico Hischier's snap shot from the high slot six minutes in. Ullmark was slow to get up and eventually tended to by Buffalo's medical staff before being cleared to continue playing. The Sabres opened the game minus captain Jack Eichel, who was sidelined by what the team is calling a lower-body injury. ___ More AP NHL: https://apnews.com/hub/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The Associated Press
Mobster Peter Gotti, the brother of notorious Gambino crime boss John Gotti, has died while serving a federal prison sentence, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press Thursday. Gotti, 81, died of natural causes while incarcerated at the Federal Medical Center in Butner, North Carolina, said the person, who could not discuss the matter publicly and spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity. Gotti was sentenced to a 25-year term for his conviction in 2003 on racketeering and other charges alleging he took command of the Gambinos after his brother was locked up.
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San Francisco, California--(Newsfile Corp. - February 25, 2021) - Hagens Berman encourages Clover Health Investments, Corp. (NASDAQ: CLOV) investors to submit their losses now. A securities fraud class action has been filed and certain investors may have valuable claims.Class Period: Oct. 6, 2020 - Feb. 3, 2021Lead Plaintiff Deadline: Apr. 6, 2021Visit: www.hbsslaw.com/investor-fraud/CLOVContact An Attorney Now: CLOV@hbsslaw.com844-916-0895Clover Health Investments, Corp. (CLOV) Securities Class Action:The Complaint alleges that, throughout the Class Period, Defendants ...
Cryptocurrency exchange Kraken is in talks to raise new funding in a move that would more than double the firm's valuation to about $10 billion, Bloomberg News reported https://bloom.bg/3kBfbih on Thursday, citing people with knowledge of the matter. The company is in discussions with firms including Fidelity, Tribe Capital and General Atlantic; terms, including lead investors, aren't final, and it's possible the valuation may surpass $10 billion in this round, the report added. Kraken did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.
South Korea launched its COVID-19 inoculation campaign on Friday, with shots to be administered in some 200 nursing homes, in a campaign that officials call the first step in returning the country to more normal life. The first doses of AstraZeneca's vaccine began to be given at 9 a.m.(0000 GMT) to nursing home workers and some patients at facilities across the country of about 52 million. On Saturday, authorities plan to start giving 117,000 doses of the vaccine developed by Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE to around 55,000 healthcare workers in coronavirus treatment facilities.
The Senate parliamentarian ruled the Senate cannot use the budget reconciliation process to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour.
The Japanese government will end a state of emergency in all but Tokyo and three neighbouring prefectures at the end of this month, a week earlier than scheduled, public broadcaster NHK reported on Friday. Osaka, Kyoto, Hyogo, Aichi, Gifu and Fukuoka prefectures will all see their emergency coronavirus measures lifted, NHK said. The government had placed 11 of Japan's 47 prefectures under a state of emergency in January as a third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic swept the nation.
OTTAWA — The Canadian Judicial Council says a Quebec judge has resigned after the Supreme Court of Canada declined to hear his appeal. Supreme Court Chief Justice Richard Wagner says Michel Girouard's decision to step down from the Quebec Superior Court "narrowly avoids his removal from office by Parliament." A 2012 complaint alleged that Girouard, while he was still a lawyer, had bought illegal drugs from a client. An inquiry committee rejected the allegations but cited contradictions and implausibilities in Girouard’s testimony. A second complaint about Girouard’s credibility during the initial proceedings led a majority of judges on the council to recommend he lose his job. The Federal Court and the Court of Appeal dismissed Girouard's attempts to overturn the recommendation, prompting his application to the Supreme Court. In a news release Thursday as chairperson of the judicial council, Wagner said Girouard's resignation "is the last chapter in a prolonged saga that has undermined expectations of access to justice and has cost Canadians millions of dollars." Wagner said Canada benefits from outstanding judges who demonstrate the highest ethical integrity but the Girouard matter shows that the disciplinary process that deals with instances of judicial misconduct must be re-examined. "In the matter of Michel Girouard, proceedings have been going on for eight years now. Throughout this entire period, Michel Girouard has continued to receive his full salary despite not sitting, and he will now receive a pension for life, all at the expense of Canadian taxpayers," said Wagner. Earlier Thursday, Justice Minister David Lametti said he would seek parliamentary approval to remove Girouard from the bench. Lametti said Thursday on Twitter that as the "lengthy process has unfolded, I have made it clear that I fully intended to act if Justice Girouard exhausted his avenues of appeal and the revocation decision was upheld. That moment has arrived." Lametti said he intended to proceed with Girouard's removal by seeking the necessary approval of the House of Commons and Senate. This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 25, 2021. The Canadian Press
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Home-sharing site Airbnb posted a $3.9 billion loss in the fourth quarter of 2020 as it suffered from the pandemic downturn in travel and recorded one-time costs for becoming a public company. In results released Thursday — Airbnb's first as a publicly traded entity — the company took a charge of $2.8 billion for stock compensation related to the IPO. A year earlier, Airbnb lost $352 million. Revenue fell 22% to $859 million in the quarter that ended Dec. 31. That was still more than analysts expected, according to a FactSet survey, and a far smaller percentage decline than reported by rivals Expedia, Tripadvisor and Bookings Holdings. Airbnb declined to offer a forecast for 2021 profit and revenue. Company executives said they are upbeat about a recovery, but they said the unknown pace of vaccinations make it difficult to know how quickly people will be willing to travel. The company did say revenue will not decline as much in the current quarter as it did in the fourth quarter of last year. In late January, Airbnb said a survey it commissioned showed that just over half of Americans have already booked a trip or plan to travel this year. Since the start of the pandemic, Airbnb has shifted its focus to beach towns and mountain destinations — outdoorsy places where the risk of contracting the coronavirus is perceived to be lower. The company expects rentals in big cities to come back last. It has also slashed costs and jobs to ride out the pandemic, much like airlines and others in the travel industry. CEO Brian Chesky said his company will benefit from changes in travel and jobs as many people work from somewhere other than the office — maybe a rental far from home. “When travel comes back, we believe it will look different than before,” Chesky said on a call with analysts. “People are living more nomadically. Some people are taking longer-term stays, one or two months at a time in Airbnb.” The company is counting on adding hosts. It believes that people who book long-term rentals will also turn to Airbnb to rent their empty homes. For all of 2020, Airbnb lost nearly $4.6 billion including the charge for stock-based compensation and a separate charge of $827 million for stock warrants tied to a loan. That compared with a 2019 loss of $674 million. Even as revenue increased, the company also lost money in 2017 and 2018 as it spent heavily on marketing and technology and added new lines to the business. Despite the years of losses, Airbnb generated sky-high expectations from investors, which led to a winning debut on the stock market in December, when its shares more than doubled the San Francisco-based company’s target price and gave it a valuation of just over $100 billion. At $3.7 billion, it was the biggest U.S. IPO in 2020, according to Renaissance Capital. Airbnb faces challenges, including opposition from hotels. Some cities have stepped up restrictions on short-term rentals. Critics say Airbnb contributes to higher rents and home prices in some markets. Some of the company’s hosts aren’t just sharing their homes, they are turning them into businesses catering to tourists, reducing the supply of housing for local residents, according to some researchers. Before the release of financial results, the company's shares fell 9.1% to close at $182.06. They rose less than 1% in after-hours trading. ___ David Koenig can be reached at twitter.com/airlinewriter David Koenig, The Associated Press
The House on Thursday passed the Equality Act, a top agenda item for President Joe Biden that would prohibit discrimination against LGBTQ Americans in a 224-206 vote. Three Republicans voted with all Democrats on the measure, which the House also passed two years ago but languished in the then-GOP-controlled Senate. In 2019, eight House Republicans supported the bill.
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Perth's homelessness crisis: the WA election issue Mark McGowan can't shake offFremantle’s ‘tent city’ has shed light on Western Australia’s growing number of rough sleepers – and a Labor government presiding over a ballooning public housing waiting list The tent city in Pioneer Park in Fremantle on 22 January, which was set up on Boxing Day 2020. In the past 12 months, Western Australia’s public housing waiting list has ballooned by 2,000 to 14,890 applicants. Photograph: Richard Wainwright/AAP
Words matter: how New Zealand's clear messaging helped beat CovidOne year on from the nation’s first case of coronavirus, Aotearoa has largely eliminated the virus - communications played a key part in its successCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks to media during a press conference at Parliament. Photograph: Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images
San Francisco, California--(Newsfile Corp. - February 25, 2021) - Hagens Berman urges Ebix, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIX) investors with significant losses to submit your losses now. A securities fraud class action has been filed and certain investors may have valuable claims.Class Period: Nov. 9, 2020 - Feb. 19, 2021Lead Plaintiff Deadline: April 23, 2021Visit: www.hbsslaw.com/investor-fraud/EBIXContact An Attorney Now: EBIX@hbsslaw.com844-916-0895Ebix, Inc. (EBIX) Securities Fraud Class Action:The complaint alleges that, throughout the Class Period, Defendants ...
Travelers will soon be able to hop on the company's planes and fly to Montana or the Florida panhandle.
The U.N. Security Council imposed sanctions Thursday on a top police security official in Yemen's capital, which is controlled by Houthi rebels, citing his prominent role in intimidations, systematic arrests, detentions, torture, sexual violence “and rape against politically active women.” A resolution adopted by a vote of 14-0 with Russia abstaining said Sultan Saleh Aida Aida Zabin, director of the Criminal Investigation Department in the capital Sanaa, is directly or by virtue of his authority responsible for using multiple places of detention including police stations, prisons and detention centers for human rights abuses. The council said in imposing a travel ban and arms embargo on Zabin that he “engaged in acts that threaten the peace, security and stability of Yemen, including violations of applicable international humanitarian law and human rights abuses in Yemen.”