Rudy Gobert (Utah Jazz) with an alley oop vs the Los Angeles Lakers, 04/19/2021
Rudy Gobert (Utah Jazz) with an alley oop vs the Los Angeles Lakers, 04/19/2021
Taiwan reported seven domestic COVID-19 cases with the source of six of the infections still under investigation, its Central Epidemic Command Center said Tuesday. Five cases were discovered in a gaming cafe in Yilan county on Taiwan’s eastern coast. None of the cases had any history of international travel.
The country also recorded 3,29,942 new cases over the past 24 hours.
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BANGKOK — Shares dropped Tuesday in Asia after selling of several Big Tech companies pulled U.S. benchmarks lower. Japan’s Nikkei 225 sank 3.1% and Hong Kong lost 2% while Shanghai advanced. Despite reassurances from the Federal Reserve and a much weaker than expected U.S. jobs reading last week, investors have refocused on the potential for surging prices to pressure central banks into tapering off on their massive stimulus and ultra-low interest rates, analysts said. “Investors seem to look past the jobs report and continue to place their focus on the inflation narrative with rising commodities prices and chip shortages in play," Jun Rong Yeap of IG said in a commentary. China reported its strongest increase in producer prices since October 2017 last month, as supply constraints cascaded into manufacturing. China's economy was the first to recover from the pandemic and the central bank, or People's Bank of China, has been adjusting policies to keep inflation in check. The producer price index jumped 6.8% in April from a year earlier, up from a 4.4% increase in March. So far, though, the feed-through to consumer prices is relatively subdued, Julian Evans-Pritchard of Capital Economics said in a commentary, adding that “we still doubt that inflation is about to become a key driver of PBOC policy." The Shanghai Composite index erased early losses Tuesday to gain 0.4% to 3,441.85. While China's COVID situation has stabilized, a number of Asian countries are seeing rising coronavirus infections and deaths that are straining health systems and setting back progress toward vanquishing the pandemic. Malaysia's government on Monday ordered a near lockdown for about a month to fight the coronavirus, while allowing businesses to operate at reduced capacity, Tokyo's Nikkei 225 gave up 909.75 points to 28,608.59 while the Hang Seng in Hong Kong fell 2.2% to 27,974.59. In Seoul, the Kospi dropped 1.2% to 3,209.43. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 lost 1.1% to 7,097.00. The government is due Tuesday to release a big-spending economic plan for the next fiscal year designed to create jobs and repair pandemic damage and with an eye toward winning votes at looming general elections. On Monday, the S&P 500 fell 1% to 4,188.43. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 0.1% to 34,742.82. The blue chip index, which hit an all-time high on Friday for the third straight day, traded higher for much of Monday, but dipped into the red in the last half-hour of trading. Small company and technology stocks had a rough day. The Nasdaq lost 2.5% to 13,401.86, while the Russell 2000 index fell 2.6% to 2,212.70. Big Tech companies, including Apple, Facebook, Amazon and Google's parent company, accounted for most of the S&P 500's decline. Inflation has been a concern for investors since bond yields spiked earlier this year, but yields have mostly stabilized since then. The yield on the 10-year Treasury was steady at 1.61%. Rising commodity prices have begun to push prices of some consumer products higher but analysts expect increases to be mild and tied to the growing economy, even as the jobs market lags behind. Consumer confidence and retail sales are regaining ground as people get vaccinated and businesses reopen. Americans set a record for pandemic-era air travel on Sunday, according to The Transportation Security Administration. Meanwhile, the most recent round of corporate earnings reports showed a broad recovery touching many different sectors and industries during the the first three months of the year. Much of that was anticipated ahead of the reports and investors are now far off from the next big round of results. In other trading, U.S. benchmark crude oil lost 55 cents to $64.37 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. It gained 2 cents to $64.92 per barrel on Monday. Brent crude, the international standard for pricing, gave up 55 cents to $67.77 per barrel. The U.S. dollar rose to 108.92 Japanese yen from 108.83 yen late Monday. The euro was unchanged at $1.2134. Elaine Kurtenbach, The Associated Press
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Washington Wizards (32-37, 10th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Atlanta Hawks (38-31, fifth in the Eastern Conference) Atlanta; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EDT BOTTOM LINE: Russell Westbrook leads Washington into a matchup against the Atlanta Hawks after a 21-assist outing in the Wizards' 125-124 loss to the Hawks. The Hawks are 22-18 in Eastern Conference games. Atlanta averages 113.4 points and has outscored opponents by 1.6 points per game. The Wizards are 2-8 against the rest of the division. Washington is third in the Eastern Conference scoring 116.6 points per game and is shooting 47.5%. The teams meet for the second game in a row. TOP PERFORMERS: Trae Young is scoring 25.6 points per game and averaging 3.9 rebounds for the Hawks. Bogdan Bogdanovic is averaging 4.1 made 3-pointers and 17.9 points over the last 10 games for Atlanta. Russell Westbrook leads the Wizards averaging 11.6 assists while scoring 22 points per game. Davis Bertans is averaging 2.5 made 3-pointers and scoring 10 points over the last 10 games for Washington. LAST 10 GAMES: Hawks: 6-4, averaging 111.9 points, 44.8 rebounds, 23.8 assists, 7.1 steals and 4.4 blocks per game while shooting 48.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 113.1 points on 49.2% shooting. Wizards: 6-4, averaging 130 points, 46.4 rebounds, 28.5 assists, 7.5 steals and six blocks per game while shooting 50.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 124.3 points on 48.8% shooting. INJURIES: Hawks: Tony Snell: out (achilles), Cam Reddish: out (achilles). Wizards: Deni Avdija: out for season (leg), Thomas Bryant: out for season (left knee), Bradley Beal: out (hamstring). ___ The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar. The Associated Press
Phoenix Suns (48-20, second in the Western Conference) vs. Golden State Warriors (36-33, eighth in the Western Conference) San Francisco; Tuesday, 10 p.m. EDT FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Suns -5; over/under is 229.5 BOTTOM LINE: Stephen Curry leads Golden State into a matchup with Phoenix. He's first in the NBA scoring 31.9 points per game. The Warriors are 4-7 in division play. Golden State ranks fifth in the Western Conference shooting 37.6% from deep, led by Curry shooting 42.6% from 3-point range. The Suns are 7-4 against opponents from the Pacific Division. Phoenix has a 22-9 record against opponents below .500. The teams play for the third time this season. The Suns won the last matchup 120-98 on March 4. Cameron Payne scored 17 points to help lead Phoenix to the win. TOP PERFORMERS: Curry leads the Warriors scoring 31.9 points per game, and is averaging 5.5 rebounds and 5.7 assists. Draymond Green is averaging 9.8 rebounds and 7.9 points per game over the last 10 games for Golden State. Chris Paul leads the Suns averaging 16.2 points and is adding 4.5 rebounds. Mikal Bridges is averaging 2.5 made 3-pointers and scoring 16.2 points over the last 10 games for Phoenix. LAST 10 GAMES: Warriors: 7-3, averaging 116.4 points, 45.4 rebounds, 30.1 assists, 7.7 steals and 5.1 blocks per game while shooting 48.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 108.2 points on 43.0% shooting. Suns: 6-4, averaging 115.1 points, 40.1 rebounds, 24.3 assists, 7.7 steals and 5.2 blocks per game while shooting 49.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 113.9 points on 49.4% shooting. INJURIES: Warriors: James Wiseman: out for season (knee), Kelly Oubre Jr.: out (wrist), Eric Paschall: out (hip), Damion Lee: out (health and safety protocols), Klay Thompson: out for season (right achilles). Suns: Abdel Nader: out (knee), Cameron Johnson: out (wrist). ___ The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar. The Associated Press
Orlando Magic (21-47, 13th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Milwaukee Bucks (43-25, third in the Eastern Conference) Milwaukee; Tuesday, 9 p.m. EDT BOTTOM LINE: Giannis Antetokounmpo leads Milwaukee into a matchup with Orlando. He's fifth in the league scoring 28.2 points per game. The Bucks have gone 27-11 against Eastern Conference teams. Milwaukee is 42-22 in games when scoring at least 100 points. The Magic are 13-25 in Eastern Conference play. Orlando ranks eighth in the league with 45.3 rebounds per game. Wendell Carter Jr. leads the Magic with 8.4. The teams meet for the third time this season. The Bucks won 124-87 in the last matchup on April 11. Khris Middleton led Milwaukee with 21 points, and Mo Bamba led Orlando with 21 points. TOP PERFORMERS: Antetokounmpo is shooting 56.6% and averaging 28.2 points. Bryn Forbes is shooting 52.9% and averaging 12.7 points over the last 10 games for Milwaukee. Cole Anthony is fourth on the Magic averaging 12.3 points while adding 4.6 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game. Moritz Wagner is averaging 1.6 made 3-pointers and scoring 11.1 points over the last 10 games for Orlando. LAST 10 GAMES: Bucks: 7-3, averaging 123.6 points, 46.5 rebounds, 26 assists, eight steals and 5.4 blocks per game while shooting 50.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 119.5 points on 46.8% shooting. Magic: 3-7, averaging 103.4 points, 44.6 rebounds, 19.2 assists, 6.7 steals and 5.2 blocks per game while shooting 42.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 118.1 points on 48.3% shooting. INJURIES: Bucks: Axel Toupane: out (oblique). Magic: Otto Porter Jr.: out (foot), Wendell Carter Jr.: day to day (eye), Markelle Fultz: out for season (knee), Michael Carter-Williams: out (ankle), Jonathan Isaac: out for season (knee), Terrence Ross: out (back), Chuma Okeke: out (ankle), James Ennis III: out (calf). ___ The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar. The Associated Press
Patna (Bihar) [India], May 11 (ANI): Jan Adhikar Party chief Pappu Yadav was arrested in Patna on Tuesday for allegedly violating the COVID-19 lockdown in the state.
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India], May 11 (ANI): Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Tuesday launched three more drive-in vaccination centres for people above 45 years of age who are yet to receive the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
Dublin, May 11, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ResearchAndMarkets.compublished a new article on the Nano-chip industry "IBM Creates Smallest Ever Chip"IBM announced it has created a two-nanometer chip, the smallest, most powerful microchip yet developed. Most computer chips powering devices today use 10-nanometer or seven-nanometer process technology, with some manufacturers producing five-nanometer chips. The lower numbers denote smaller, more advanced processors. IBM's new chip uses two-nanometer process technology, a huge leap forward for the components used to everything from consumers' smart phones and appliances to supercomputers and transportation equipment. The way to improve a chip's performance is to increase the number of transistors — the core elements that process data — without increasing its overall size. The new 2-nanometer chips are roughly the size of a fingernail, and contain 50 billion transistors, each about the size of two DNA strands, according to IBM vice president of hybrid cloud research Mukesh Khare. The article on ResearchAndMarkets.com contains a selection of reports on nanochips/nanotechnology such as: Biochips - Technologies, Markets & CompaniesMolecular Diagnostics - Technologies, Markets and CompaniesNanobiotechnologies - Applications, Markets & Companies To see the full article and a list of related reports on the market, visit "IBM Creates Smallest Ever Chip" CONTACT: CONTACT: ResearchAndMarkets.com Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager email@example.com For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900
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Cincinnati Reds (16-16, fourth in the NL Central) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (14-20, fifth in the NL Central) Pittsburgh; Tuesday, 6:35 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Reds: Jeff Hoffman (2-2, 4.39 ERA, 1.43 WHIP, 23 strikeouts) Pirates: JT Brubaker (2-2, 2.78 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, 37 strikeouts) FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Pirates -116, Reds -101; over/under is 8 runs BOTTOM LINE: Pittsburgh's Frazier puts 11-game hit streak on the line against Reds. The Pirates are 6-13 against teams from the NL Central. Pittsburgh has slugged .345, last in the league. Bryan Reynolds leads the team with a .470 slugging percentage, including 15 extra-base hits. The Reds are 8-5 in division play. Cincinnati has hit 46 home runs this season, fourth in the MLB. Nick Castellanos leads them with nine, averaging one every 13.1 at-bats. The Reds won the last meeting 14-1. Tyler Mahle earned his second victory and Tyler Naquin went 2-for-5 with a double, a home run and four RBIs for Cincinnati. Mitch Keller took his fourth loss for Pittsburgh. TOP PERFORMERS: Phillip Evans leads the Pirates with four home runs and has seven RBIs. Naquin leads the Reds with 24 RBIs and is batting .278. LAST 10 GAMES: Pirates: 2-8, .215 batting average, 5.02 ERA, outscored by 31 runs Reds: 6-4, .248 batting average, 5.10 ERA, outscored by four runs INJURIES: Pirates: Jose Soriano: (elbow), Chad Kuhl: (right shoulder), Austin Davis: (elbow), Blake Cederlind: (elbow), Steven Brault: (lat strain), Gregory Polanco: (undisclosed), Hunter Owen: (hand), Colin Moran: (left groin), Ke'Bryan Hayes: (wrist). Reds: Michael Lorenzen: (shoulder), Brandon Bailey: (elbow), Aristides Aquino: (hand), Joey Votto: (thumb). ___ The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar. The Associated Press
Minnesota Twins (12-20, fourth in the AL Central) vs. Chicago White Sox (19-13, first in the AL Central) Chicago; Tuesday, 8:10 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Twins: Kenta Maeda (2-2, 5.02 ERA, 1.57 WHIP, 28 strikeouts) White Sox: Dylan Cease (2-0, 2.37 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, 40 strikeouts) FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: White Sox -120, Twins +102; over/under is 8 runs BOTTOM LINE: Chicago and Minnesota will face off on Tuesday. The White Sox are 10-6 against the rest of their division. The Chicago offence has compiled a .255 batting average as a team this season, good for fourth in the league. Yermin Mercedes leads the team with a mark of .363. The Twins have gone 6-5 against division opponents. Minnesota has slugged .425, good for fourth in the American League. Nelson Cruz leads the team with a .550 slugging percentage, including 11 extra-base hits and eight home runs. TOP PERFORMERS: Mercedes leads the White Sox with 37 hits and has 20 RBIs. Cruz leads the Twins with eight home runs and is batting .294. LAST 10 GAMES: White Sox: 7-3, .246 batting average, 1.78 ERA, outscored opponents by 35 runs Twins: 5-5, .253 batting average, 4.15 ERA, outscored opponents by 12 runs INJURIES: White Sox: Jace Fry: (microdiscectomy), Jimmy Cordero: (tommy john surgery), Luis Robert: (hip), Eloy Jimenez: (left pectoral), Adam Engel: (right hamstring). Twins: Edwar Colina: (right elbow), Byron Buxton: (hip), Luis Arraez: (concussion protocol), Alex Kirilloff: (right wrist). ___ The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar. The Associated Press
Chicago Cubs (17-17, third in the NL Central) vs. Cleveland Indians (18-14, second in the AL Central) Cleveland; Tuesday, 6:10 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Cubs: Adbert Alzolay (1-2, 4.50 ERA, .89 WHIP, 30 strikeouts) Indians: Shane Bieber (3-2, 2.98 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, 77 strikeouts) FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Indians -175, Cubs +151; over/under is 7 runs BOTTOM LINE: Cleveland heads into the matchup after a strong showing by Aaron Civale. Civale threw seven innings, surrendering one run on five hits with five strikeouts against Cincinnati. The Indians are 8-7 on their home turf. Cleveland hitters have posted a team on-base percentage of .285 this season, led by Jose Ramirez with a mark of .351. The Cubs are 4-9 on the road. Chicago has a collective .224 this season, led by Kris Bryant with an average of .308. TOP PERFORMERS: Ramirez leads the Indians with 31 hits and has 20 RBIs. Bryant leads the Cubs with nine home runs and is slugging .650. LAST 10 GAMES: Indians: 7-3, .208 batting average, 3.54 ERA, outscored opponents by 10 runs Cubs: 7-3, .269 batting average, 3.74 ERA, outscored opponents by 13 runs INJURIES: Indians: Cam Hill: (right wrist), Roberto Perez: (finger). Cubs: Dan Winkler: (triceps), Rowan Wick: (oblique), Shelby Miller: (back), Trevor Megill: (forearm), Jonathan Holder: (shoulder), Jake Arrieta: (thumb), Jake Marisnick: (right hamstring), Ian Happ: (rib), Nico Hoerner: (forearm), Javier Baez: (back), Austin Romine: (left wrist). ___ The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar. The Associated Press
Miami Marlins (15-19, fourth in the NL East) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (16-19, fourth in the NL West) Phoenix; Tuesday, 9:40 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Marlins: Pablo Lopez (0-2, 2.04 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, 40 strikeouts) Diamondbacks: Madison Bumgarner (3-2, 4.91 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, 40 strikeouts) FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Diamondbacks -112, Marlins -105; over/under is 8 runs BOTTOM LINE: Miami enters the matchup as losers of their last three games. The Diamondbacks are 7-5 on their home turf. Arizona has a team on-base percentage of .316, good for fourth in the National League. Carson Kelly leads the club with a mark of .470. The Marlins have gone 7-10 away from home. The Miami pitching staff as a whole has an ERA of 3.16. Trevor Rogers leads the team with a 1.90 earned run average. The Diamondbacks won the last meeting 5-2. Luke Weaver earned his second victory and David Peralta went 2-for-4 with a double, a triple and an RBI for Arizona. Jordan Holloway registered his first loss for Miami. TOP PERFORMERS: Eduardo Escobar leads the Diamondbacks with 14 extra base hits and is batting .215. Miguel Rojas leads the Marlins with 32 hits and has 12 RBIs. LAST 10 GAMES: Diamondbacks: 3-7, .235 batting average, 5.38 ERA, outscored by 17 runs Marlins: 4-6, .228 batting average, 2.46 ERA, outscored opponents by five runs INJURIES: Diamondbacks: Taylor Widener: (groin), Tyler Clippard: (shoulder), Ketel Marte: (hamstring), Kole Calhoun: (left hamstring). Marlins: Elieser Hernandez: (biceps), Jorge Guzman: (elbow), Jeff Brigham: (undisclosed), Starling Marte: (rib), Jazz Chisholm Jr.: (hamstring), Jorge Alfaro: (leg). ___ The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar. The Associated Press
Kansas City Royals (16-17, third in the AL Central) vs. Detroit Tigers (10-24, fifth in the AL Central) Detroit; Tuesday, 7:10 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Royals: Brady Singer (1-3, 3.41 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, 29 strikeouts) Tigers: Matthew Boyd (2-3, 2.27 ERA, .93 WHIP, 24 strikeouts) FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Tigers +121, Royals -139; over/under is 7 1/2 runs BOTTOM LINE: Kansas City enters the game as losers of their last eight games. The Tigers are 5-13 against the rest of their division. Detroit's team on-base percentage of .276 is last in the American League. Robbie Grossman leads the team with an OBP of .379. The Royals are 7-11 against AL Central Division teams. Kansas City has hit 31 home runs as a team this season. Salvador Perez leads the club with seven, averaging one every 18.7 at-bats. The Royals won the last meeting 3-2. Brad Keller earned his second victory and Carlos Santana went 1-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs for Kansas City. Spencer Turnbull registered his first loss for Detroit. TOP PERFORMERS: Akil Baddoo leads the Tigers with 12 extra base hits and is batting .195. Perez leads the Royals with 15 extra base hits and 18 RBIs. LAST 10 GAMES: Tigers: 2-8, .222 batting average, 6.75 ERA, outscored by 33 runs Royals: 1-9, .230 batting average, 6.65 ERA, outscored by 37 runs INJURIES: Tigers: Julio Teheran: (shoulder), Erasmo Ramirez: (right pectoralis), Derek Holland: (left shoulder), Wilson Ramos: (lumbar spine strain). Royals: Kyle Zimmer: (left trap), Daniel Tillo: (undisclosed), Jesse Hahn: (right shoulder), Adalberto Mondesi: (right oblique strain), Cam Gallagher: (concussion). ___ The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar. The Associated Press