Nikola Jokic (Denver Nuggets) with a dunk vs the Oklahoma City Thunder, 01/19/2021
Nikola Jokic (Denver Nuggets) with a dunk vs the Oklahoma City Thunder, 01/19/2021
Oscar Health, Inc. ("Oscar") today announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 37,041,026 shares of its Class A common stock at a price to the public of $39.00 per share. Of the offered shares, 36,391,946 shares are being offered by Oscar and 649,080 shares are being offered by certain of Oscar’s existing selling stockholders. The underwriters have a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 5,556,153 shares of Class A common stock from Oscar at the initial public offering price, less underwriting discounts and commissions. Oscar will not receive any proceeds from any sale of shares by the selling stockholders.
Andre Curbelo scored 11 of his 17 points in the first half, and No. 4 Illinois dismantled No. 2 Michigan with a smothering defensive performance, routing the Wolverines 76-53 on Tuesday night. Playing again without injured star Ayo Dosunmu, the Illini (19-6, 15-4) kept Michigan from clinching the Big Ten title and boosted their own chances at a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. Trent Frazier led Illinois with 22 points, and Kofi Cockburn added 12.
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Asian shares edged higher on Wednesday as investors shrugged off concerns that stocks may have rallied too far too fast in the past year, and focused instead on optimism that more imminent U.S. stimulus will energise the global economic recovery. But some analysts warned that worries that stock prices may be frothy, a fear echoed by a top Chinese regulatory official on Tuesday, may make it harder for equity markets to hang on to gains. Fears that last week's sell-off in U.S. Treasuries, which rattled stock markets, could resume may also put a lid on stock prices, they said.
Freshman Rep. Madison Cawthorn, a North Carolina Republican, is under scrutiny for renewed allegations that he sexually harassed college classmates.
The union representing workers at a Red Deer slaughterhouse is calling for its potential reopening this week to be delayed, saying in an open letter that employees do not feel safe after a deadly outbreak of COVID-19. Alberta Health Services (AHS) declared an outbreak at the Olymel Red Deer Food Processing Plant on Nov. 17, and by the end of February it had been linked to at least 500 cases and three reported deaths. The plant temporarily closed more than two weeks ago, and nearly three weeks after the first death related to the outbreak — Darwin Doloque, a 35-year-old permanent resident who immigrated to Canada from the Philippines. A few weeks later, Henry De Leon, 50, died, followed by a third woman in her 60s. In a letter obtained by CBC News, plant manager Rob Ackerblade informed employees on Feb. 28 that if a March 1 inspection by AHS and Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) should be successful, gradual reopening dates for the Olymel plant could be March 3 for the slaughterhouse and March 4 for the cutting room. "The purpose of this memo is to inform you of a potential upcoming and gradual reopening of the facility subject to the recommendation of the health authorities [AHS]," Ackerblade said. However, UFCW Local 401 president Thomas Hesse said in an open letter of his own on Monday that the union conducted a survey of employees ahead of the plant's potential reopening, and found "definitive trends" had emerged among responses. "These results make a few things clear: Olymel workers still do not feel safe at the plant, they do not trust either Olymel or government officials to keep them safe," Hesse wrote in part. Union requests 'action items' before reopening More than 75 per cent of nearly 600 employees surveyed said that they feel nervous or scared to return to work, while 75 per cent also indicated they do not fully trust Olymel to keep them safe, the letter said. Meanwhile, more than 80 per cent of respondents said they are unsure the plant is safe, while more than 50 per cent of respondents indicated they do not fully trust government officials to keep them safe. The union's letter listed more than 20 "action items" that it said should be fulfilled before reopening is considered, in order to regain the confidence of employees and ensure their safety. The list included the installation of barriers, additional staff to clean and sanitize the space, and full compensation for employees during the time the plant was closed. The union also noted that plant management appeared to be preparing to reopen before recommendations and conclusions were made by those tasked with reviewing the plant's safety, and called this "disturbing." "How can anyone possibly be ready to deem the plant safe for reopening before those bodies have provided their findings?" Hesse wrote. 'Consequences will be on your conscience' CBC News asked Alberta Health for confirmation that the plant was intending to open, and what safety measures had been put in place since the outbreak. A government spokesperson advised the CBC to direct questions to the plant's management and union representatives, but said AHS is working with the plant. "AHS continues to work in partnership with Olymel management, union representatives and community partners in responding to the outbreak and ensuring that staff have the supports they and their family require," the statement said. For its part, Ackerblade said in his letter that the Olymel plant would not reopen until the AHS inspection was completed and a recommendation was issued. "These gradual and potential reopening dates will be valid only if the AHS inspection comes up with a positive reopening recommendation," Ackerblade's letter said. He also told employees in the letter that additional measures have been put in place to make the plant safer. "Olymel has reviewed and adjusted many of the health measures put in place since the start of the pandemic, even adding more spaces to further promote social distancing," he said. "A possible reopening also means that supervisors and staff assigned to overseeing the application of protective measures should receive an update in their training in this regard." But Hesse concluded his letter by stating the consequences "somewhat bluntly," he said, of failing to secure the plant's safety. "Please know that unless you can guarantee no one else will become ill and no one else will die, the rushed reopening of Olymel's Red Deer plant and the resulting consequences will be on your conscience – and yours alone." CBC News has also reached out to OHS and Olymel's corporate communications for comment. It has yet to receive a response.
Jaden Shackelford scored 23 points, made five 3-pointers and helped No. 5 Alabama quash a second-half threat in a 70-58 victory over rival Auburn Tuesday night. Shackelford helped the Crimson Tide (20-6, 15-2 Southeastern Conference) score 10 straight points after the Tigers (12-14, 6-11) pulled to within five late. Alabama had just secured its first SEC title in 19 years at Mississippi State over the weekend and followed that by completing its first season sweep of Auburn since 2014-15.
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Houston’s mayor Sylvester Turner criticized Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s decision on March 2 to lift a statewide mask mandate and allow businesses to operate normally.“I’m very disappointed by the decision of the governor,” Sylvester said on Tuesday. “Quite frankly, to put it in very stark terms, it makes no sense.”Sylvester also questioned whether Abbott made the decision to draw attention away from the state’s handling of deadly winter weather in February that left many Texans without power.On March 2, Texas reported some 6,613 new cases — as well as 1,761 probable cases — and 271 new deaths tied to the virus. Credit: Mayor Sylvester Turner via Storyful
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Oil prices were down in early trade on Wednesday, extending several days of losses, amid uncertainty over how much supply producing countries will push to restore to the market at a meeting this week while the coronavirus pandemic persists. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures fell 18 cents, or 0.3%, to $59.57 a barrel by 0122 GMT, down 6% since Feb. 25, when they hit their highest close since May 2019. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and allies, together called OPEC+, are set to meet on Thursday, at a time when they are generally positive on the oil market outlook compared with a year ago when they slashed supply to boost prices.
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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden’s Cabinet is taking shape at the slowest pace of any in modern history, with just over a dozen nominees for top posts confirmed more than a month into his tenure. Among Biden’s 23 nominees with Cabinet rank, just 13 have been confirmed by the Senate, or a little over half. And among the 15 core nominees to lead federal agencies, 10 have been confirmed, or about two thirds. According to the Center for Presidential Transition, about a month into their first terms, the previous four presidents had 84% of their core Cabinet picks confirmed. On Tuesday, Biden's cabinet was thrown into further uncertainty when his nominee to lead the White House budget office, Neera Tanden, withdrew from consideration after her nomination faced opposition from key senators on both sides of the aisle. The delay in confirmations means some departments are left without their top decision-makers as they attempt to put in place policies to address the overlapping crises brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. Former Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala said there are a number of “big decisions” at HHS and across the federal government that are waiting on leadership from the top. “It’s very unfortunate. And in the middle of a huge health crisis, it’s the wrong thing to do,” she said. “Civil servants are capable, but they need leadership. And they’re used to having leaders.” Shalala was confirmed two days after President Bill Clinton was sworn in, and said she had her chain of command ready to go and could immediately dig into a long list of decisions and policy changes. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, the Biden administration’s HHS nominee, will get a committee vote Wednesday, and he’s expected to receive easy confirmation. But Shalala pointed to a laundry list of issues — from oversight of hospitals, health care companies and nursing homes during the pandemic to issues surrounding drug pricing, telemedicine and child care services — that urgently need his input. Lacking a department head, she said, “just slows everything down.” Matt Stier, president and CEO of the Partnership for Public Service, a non-profit organization that tracks presidential transitions, said federal departments tend to act more conservatively around decision-making and shifting policies without the top brass in place. “Missing the top person means that it’s pretty difficult to actually address the very big questions and to make big changes," he said. “And there’s a natural conservatism in place when people don’t know yet what the top person is going to really want.” The slow pace in confirmations partly results from the delay in the transition process resulting from President Donald Trump's attempts to dispute his loss in the 2020 presidential race and from what the Biden White House says was a lack of co-operation from Trump administration officials. Senate Democrats did not win a majority of seats in the chamber until the Jan. 5 Georgia runoff elections, and then it took nearly a month for Democratic and Republican leadership to agree on a resolution governing the organization of the upper chamber, which further delayed committee work. And Democrats privately acknowledge that Trump’s second impeachment trial also slowed down the process some, eating up a week of valuable time in the Senate and bogging lawmakers down with other work beyond reviewing and processing Biden’s nominees. Still, Biden transition spokesman Andrew Bates said that after the delays “stemming from the previous administration’s resistance to the will of the American people,” the relatively smooth confirmation progress in recent weeks “is both welcome and appreciated.” He added, however, “it is hardly enough, and nominees with strong bipartisan support — and who are critical to defeating the pandemic and turning our economy around with the creation of millions of jobs — remain needlessly obstructed by individual members. That must change.” The Biden administration has prioritized confirming those nominees who are key to national security, the economy and public health decisions. Biden does have in place his director of national intelligence, and his top brass at the departments of State, Homeland Security and Defence, as well as his treasury secretary. But in addition to waiting on Becerra at HHS, the administration lacks top leaders at the Justice Department, Housing and Urban Development and the Small Business Administration, departments that will be key to some of Biden's top priorities and the implementation of his $1.9 trillion coronavirus aid bill, if it's passed into law later this month. And the delay in confirming top posts also means a delay in confirming and seating deputy secretaries and undersecretaries, who are often in charge of the nitty gritty in implementing major policy. Shalala noted, for instance, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will offer guidance on how insurers should cover coronavirus costs and implementation on aspects of the COVID-19 aid bill, and currently only has an acting administrator. She also noted HHS has deputies who oversee everything from refugee resettlement to child care programs. And Tanden's withdrawal Tuesday raises further questions about the Biden administration's budget process. The White House has yet to offer a timeline for releasing its budget, citing the transition delays and a lack of co-operation from the Trump administration. That puts them behind most recent presidents, who typically submit written budget toplines to Congress by the end of February, though Trump didn’t submit his until mid-March. The Biden administration has not been completely hamstrung by the slow pace of confirmations, however. The White House has issued a number of executive orders outlining policy reviews and changes that are underway at federal departments, and civil servants are working through key policy decisions, even without Senate-confirmed leadership in place. For instance, while Biden’s nominee to head the Department of Education, Miguel Cardona, was just confirmed by the Senate on Tuesday, the department's acting head last month put out guidelines requiring states to administer standardized tests despite the pandemic. And Stier noted that the Biden administration has installed hundreds of non-Senate-confirmed staff across the federal government, helping to provide guidance even without department heads in place. Biden himself swore in more than 1,100 non-Senate-confirmed staff throughout the federal government on the first day of his presidency, a number Stier said was unprecedented. "It ameliorates the problem in that you then have in place people who can provide guidance to the career team about what the administration’s positions and priorities are," Stier said. ___ AP writers Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Matthew Daly, Collin Binkley and Ashraf Khalil contributed to this report. Alexandra Jaffe, The Associated Press
New York, NY, March 02, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CORRECTION: In the original version of this announcement issued earlier today, the locations of a number of stock exchanges were incorrectly listed. Please find an updated and corrected list of participating exchanges and organizations below. Please also note the total number has increased to 105. UNITED NATIONS, New York, 2 March 2021 — For the seventh consecutive year, the UN Global Compact will participate in Ring the Bell for Gender Equality — a collaboration of stock exchanges around the world ringing opening or closing bells to celebrate International Women’s Day on 8 March and promote the Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs). The initiative is a partnership between the UN Global Compact, IFC, Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) Initiative, UN Women, the World Federation of Exchanges and Women in ETFs to draw attention to women’s economic empowerment, and the opportunities for the private sector to advance gender equality and sustainable development. Stock exchanges around the world are working with investors and businesses to take practical action to advance gender equality through listing requirements, voluntary guidance documents, investment products, internal policies and training and awareness raising. In March 2020, 77 exchanges rang their bells for gender equality. This year more than 100 stock exchanges are participating in the initiative and local partners are hosting virtual events around the world where in-person ringings are not safe due to the ongoing pandemic. Ring the Bell for Gender Equality events around the world encourage participants to scale-up efforts to achieve gender equality in their markets, industries and organizations by adopting and implementing the Women's Empowerment Principles. A joint initiative of the UN Global Compact and UN Women, the WEPs provide a holistic roadmap to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment in the workplace, marketplace and community. Private sector, civil society, Governments and the UN are working together to achieve gender equality targets and the other Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Commenting on the initiative, Sanda Ojiambo, CEO & Executive Director of the UN Global Compact said: “The Covid-19 pandemic risks reversing progress towards greater gender equality. I hope this year’s Ring the Bell for Gender Equality reminds business leaders that gender equality is a key driver of financial success and must be central to our efforts to build back better from this difficult time.” This year, UN Women’s theme for International Women’s Day is ‘Women's full and effective participation and decision-making in public life, as well as the elimination of violence, for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls’. This theme directly aligns with the work of the UN Global Compact on gender including the WEPs , which more than 4,500 CEOs have signed, as well as a successful first year of the Target Gender Equality accelerator programme. For more information, contact email@example.com Here is a list of participating exchanges and organisations: Exchange/Organisation Date of Event Bolsas y Mercados Argentinos (BYMA) 11-Mar Armenia Securities Exchange TBD Australian Securities Exchange 08-Mar Chi-X Australia TBD Sydney Stock Exchange 04-Mar Wiener Börse 08-Mar Baku Stock Exchange 09-Mar Bahrain Bourse 08-Mar Dhaka Stock Exchange Ltd 14-Mar Belarusian Currency and Stock Exchange 05-Mar Euronext Brussels 08-Mar Banja Luka Stock Exchange TBD Botswana Stock Exchange 08-Mar B3 - Brasil Bolsa Balcão 08-Mar Bulgarian Stock Exchange 08-Mar NEO Exchange 08-Mar Toronto Stock Exchange 12-Mar Bolsa de Comercio de Santiago 09-Mar Shanghai Stock Exchange 08-Mar Shenzhen Stock Exchange 05-Mar Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing 08-Mar (TBC) Taipei Exchange TBD Taiwan Stock Exchange Corp. TBD Bolsa de Valores de Colombia 09-Mar Bolsa Nacional de Valores 11-Mar Bourse Régionale des Valeurs Mobilières S.A. 08-Mar Zagreb Stock Exchange 08-Mar Nasdaq Copenhagen 08-Mar Bolsa de Valores de Quito 09-Mar The Egyptian Exchange 09-Mar Nasdaq Helsinki 08-Mar Euronext Paris 08-Mar Georgian Stock Exchange 10-Mar Deutsche Börse AG 08-Mar Ghana Stock Exchange 10-Mar Athens Stock Exchange (ATHEX) 08-Mar The National Stock Exchange TBD Bolsa de Valores Honduras 12-Mar Nasdaq Iceland 08-Mar Bombay Stock Exchange 08-Mar National Stock Exchange of India Limited 08-Mar Indonesia Stock Exchange 09-Mar Tehran Stock Exchange Last 2 days Euronext Dublin 08-Mar Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange 08-Mar Borsa Italiana 08-Mar Jamaica Stock Exchange 08-Mar Japan Exchange Group, Inc. 08-Mar Amman Stock Exchange TBD Kazakhstan Stock Exchange 05-Mar Nairobi Securities Exchange 11-Mar Boursa Kuwait 08-Mar Kyrgyz Stock Exchange CJSC 10-Mar Beirut Stock Exchange 08-Mar Luxembourg Stock Exchange 08-Mar Macedonian Stock Exchange 08-Mar Bursa Malaysia 08-Mar Malta Stock Exchange 08-Mar BIVA (Bolsa Institucional de Valores) 08-Mar Bolsa Mexicana de Valores 09-Mar Bourse de Casablanca TBD Namibian Stock Exchange TBD Nepal Stock Exchange Limited TBD Euronext Amsterdam 08-Mar NZX Limited 08-Mar FMDQ Securities Exchange PLC 08-Mar Nigerian Stock Exchange 08-Mar Oslo Børs 08-Mar Pakistan Stock Exchange TBD Palestine Exchange 10-Mar Bolsa de Valores y Productos de Assuncion S.A. TBD Bolsa de Valores de Panama S.A. 10-Mar Bolsa de Valores de Lima TBD The Philippine Stock Exchange, Inc. 08-Mar Warsaw Stock Exchange 08-Mar Euronext Lisbon 08-Mar Qatar Stock Exchange 08-Mar Bucharest Stock Exchange 08-Mar Moscow Exchange 9-10 March Rwanda Stock Exchange TBD Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul) 08-Mar Belgrade Stock Exchange 11-Mar Singapore Exchange 08-Mar Johannesburg Stock Exchange 08-Mar BME - Bolsas y Mercados Españoles 08-Mar Colombo Stock Exchange 08-Mar Nasdaq Stockholm 08-Mar SIX Swiss Exchange 08-Mar Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange 08-Mar Stock Exchange of Thailand 08-Mar Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange 8-9 or 10 Mar Tunis Stock Exchange 08-Mar Uganda Securities Exchange TBD Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange 08-Mar Dubai Financial Market 08-Mar Dubai Gold & Commodities Exchange 08-Mar Aquis Exchange PLC 08-Mar London Stock Exchange Group 08-Mar Bolsa de Valores de Montevideo 05-Mar Cboe Global Markets 08-Mar Intercontinental Exchange | NYSE 04-Mar Nasdaq - US 01-Mar The Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation (DTCC) 08-Mar Hochiminh Stock Exchange 08-Mar Zimbabwe Stock Exchange 08-Mar About the Partner Organisations: United Nations Global Compact As a special initiative of the UN Secretary-General, the United Nations Global Compact is a call to companies everywhere to align their operations and strategies with Ten Principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. Our ambition is to accelerate and scale the global collective impact of business by upholding the Ten Principles and delivering the Sustainable Development Goals through accountable companies and ecosystems that enable change. With more than 12,000 companies and 3,000 non-business signatories based in over 160 countries, and 69 Local Networks, the UN Global Compact is the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative — one Global Compact uniting business for a better world. For more information, follow @globalcompact on social media and visit our website at unglobalcompact.org. Women in ETFs (WE) Women in ETFs is the first women’s group for the ETF industry. Founded in January 2014, WE is a non-profit organization that brings together over 5,600 members, including women and men, in chapters in major financial centers across the United States, Canada, EMEA and Asia Pacific to: 1) CONNECT: Create opportunities for professional advancement of women by expanding connections among women and men in the ETF industry; 2) SUPPORT: Offer guidance for the current and next generation of women in ETFs and 3) INSPIRE: WE achieves this by organizing events at our chapters globally that support our goals of education, networking, philanthropy and idea sharing across the industry and beyond. For more information, visit: www.womeninetfs.com to learn more, join, or sponsor. Follow us on Twitter: @WomeninETFs and on Linkedin: Women in ETFs About IFC IFC – a sister organization of the World Bank and member of the World Bank Group – is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We work in more than 100 countries, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2020, we invested more than $22 billion in private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity. For more information, visit www.ifc.org. The Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative The SSE initiative is a peer-to-peer learning platform for exploring how exchanges, in collaboration with investors, regulators, and companies, can enhance corporate transparency - and ultimately performance - on ESG (environmental, social and corporate governance) issues and encourage sustainable investment. The SSE initiative is convened by four organizations - the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the UN Global Compact, the UN Environment Program Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), and the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). To learn more about becoming a Partner Stock Exchange or participating as a regulator or investor, visit sseinitiative.org Follow us on Twitter: @sseinitiative United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) UN Women is the UN organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide. UN Women supports UN Member States as they set global standards for achieving gender equality, and works with governments and civil society to design laws, policies, programmes and services needed to ensure that the standards are effectively implemented and truly benefit women and girls worldwide. It works globally to make the vision of the Sustainable Development Goals a reality for women and girls and stands behind women’s equal participation in all aspects of life, focusing on four strategic priorities: Women lead, participate in and benefit equally from governance systems; Women have income security, decent work and economic autonomy; All women and girls live a life free from all forms of violence; Women and girls contribute to and have greater influence in building sustainable peace and resilience, and benefit equally from the prevention of natural disasters and conflicts and humanitarian action. UN Women also coordinates and promotes the UN system’s work in advancing gender equality. Learn more at: http://www.unwomen.org and https://www.empowerwomen.org/en/weps/about. Follow us on Twitter @UN_Women @Empower_Women and on LinkedIn: UN Women The World Federation of Exchanges (WFE): Established in 1961, the WFE is the global industry association for exchanges and clearing houses. Headquartered in London, it represents over 250 market infrastructure providers, including standalone CCPs that are not part of exchange groups. Of our members, 37% are in Asia-Pacific, 43% in EMEA and 20% in the Americas. WFE’s 57 member CCPs collectively ensure that risk takers post some $800bn (equivalent) of resources to back their positions, in the form of initial margin and default fund requirements. WFE exchanges, meanwhile, are home to nearly 48,000 listed companies, and the market capitalisation of these entities is over $74.4 trillion (at end 2018); around $95 trillion (EOB) in trading annually passes through the infrastructures WFE members safeguard (at end 2018). The WFE is the definitive source for exchange-traded statistics, and publishes over 350 market data indicators. Its free statistics database stretches back more than 40 years, and provides information and insight into developments on global exchanges. The WFE works with standard-setters, policy makers, regulators and government organisations around the world to support and promote the development of fair, transparent, stable and efficient markets. The WFE shares regulatory authorities’ goals of ensuring the safety and soundness of the global financial system. With extensive experience of developing and enforcing high standards of conduct, the WFE and its members support an orderly, secure, fair and transparent environment for investors; for companies that raise capital; and for all who deal with financial risk. We seek outcomes that maximise the common good, consumer confidence and economic growth. And we engage with policy makers and regulators in an open, collaborative way, reflecting the central, public role that exchanges and CCPs play in a globally integrated financial system. Follow us on Twitter @TheWFE and LinkedIn: The World Federation of Exchanges. CONTACT: UN Global Compact Media United Nations Global Compact (212) 907-1301 firstname.lastname@example.org