Top plays from Indiana Pacers vs. LA Clippers, 04/13/2021
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New Delhi [India], May 18 (ANI): Migrant workers started heading for their home towns on Tuesday morning as the government of Delhi extended lockdown for the fourth time in the national capital after the second coronavirus wave.
New Delhi [India], May 18 (ANI): The Delhi High Court on Tuesday issued notice to the Centre and Delhi government on a plea seeking to ensure all COVID-19 tests are conducted by National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) accredited, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) approved and registered pathological labs as the labs of NCT of Delhi are not conforming to the directions or orders of the Supreme Court.
The renewal of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon comes months after Fallon extended his contract in November 2020 after his previous contract ran through the end of 2021
Russia's spy chief on Tuesday denied responsibility for the SolarWinds cyber attack but said he was "flattered" by the accusations from the United States and Britain that Russian foreign intelligence was behind such a sophisticated hack. The United States and Britain have blamed Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR), successor to the foreign spying operations of the KGB, for the hack which compromised nine U.S. federal agencies and hundreds of private sector companies.
Single day spike of 2,63,533 COVID-19 infections, 4,329 fatalities push India's tally of cases to 2,52,28,996, death toll to 2,78,719.
Police said the men were also arrested over a ‘similar incident’ that took place in Salford.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Police in Bangladesh's capital have arrested a journalist known for her strong reporting against official corruption in the South Asian country where journalists are often threatened with dire consequences for professional work. Rozina Islam, a senior reporter with the country’s leading Bengali-language Prothom Alo daily newspaper, was confined for more than five hours till late Monday in a room of a personal assistant of the secretary of the Ministry of Health, said her younger sister Sabina Parvin. A secretary is the top bureaucrat of a ministry, and the room was inside the Bangladesh Secretariat, the downtown Dhaka premises where almost all government ministries are located. She was then handed over to police and faces charges under the Penal Code and Official Secrets Act for the theft and photographing of sensitive state documents, said Harun-or-Rashid, an additional deputy commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police. On Tuesday morning, she was produced before a court in Dhaka where police sought that she be remanded to their custody for five days to be interrogated. According to the case documents seen by The Associated Press, Islam is alleged to have used her mobile phone without permission to photograph documents related to Bangladesh’s negotiations for buying and collecting coronavirus vaccines while she waited inside a room of a bureaucrat involved with the process. The charges she faces carry up to 14 years in prison and the death penalty if she is convicted, the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists said in a statement. Maidul Islam Prodhan, a spokesman for the health ministry, said Islam took photos of “important” documents. “She was also taking away some documents. An additional secretary and a policeman challenged her at the time. Later, the policewomen were called in,” he said. Islam’s colleagues at the Prothom Alo said she was at the ministry for professional reasons, while many questioned the illegal confinement of a journalist inside the room of a bureaucrat for more than five hours. Islam’s family said she was physically and mentally harassed during the confinement. Video and images that went viral on social media showing a physical confrontation against Islam could not be verified. Islam is known for her reporting on corruption involving the Ministry of Health and others. Several of her recent stories drew attention to the millions of dollars spent procuring emergency health equipment in dealing with coronavirus pandemic. Journalists groups in Bangladesh and the CPJ demanded her release. “We are deeply alarmed that Bangladesh officials detained a journalist and filed a complaint under a draconian colonial-era law that carries ridiculously harsh penalties,” said Aliya Iftikhar, CPJ’s senior Asia researcher. “Bangladesh police and authorities should recognize that Rozina Islam is a journalist whose work is a public service and should immediately drop the case against her and allow her to go free.” Human Rights Watch in a statement earlier this month said Bangladeshi journalists are risking arbitrary arrests, torture and harassment while a controversial Digital Security Act was being used against many journalists. It said at least 247 journalists were reportedly subjected to attacks, harassment, and intimidation by state officials and others affiliated with the government in 2020. More than 900 cases were filed under the Digital Security Act with nearly 1,000 people charged and 353 detained —many of them journalists, it said. Julhas Alam, The Associated Press
Standard Protocol – a Polkadot-based Collateralized Rebasable Stablecoin (CRS) protocol for synthetic assets, has announced an Ambassador Program to build the stablecoin ecosystem.Singapore, May 18, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The program - Standard Community Collective, aims at attracting active players in the Decentralized Finance (DeFi) space, including developers, yield farmers, stakers, navigators, and evangelists, to build the next-generation of stablecoin ecosystem with the Standard stablecoin, said the Standard Team. The Standard stablecoin, Meter (MTR), is the stablecoin that is synthetically generated by the Protocol's standard system. The Meter allows peer-to-peer payments of virtual currency without the fear of price volatility and bank fees, foreign transaction fees, and cross-border fees associated with current payment systems, says the Standard team. Standard Community Collective aims at driving the new financial revolution toward a vision of a peer-to-peer electronic cash system – a vision of empowered people exchanging value without trust, but solidity based on principles of transparency, immutability, and transparency. “It means that everyone is coming together to make a change, to drive change, and to co-create change,” said Standard Protocol co-founder Hyungsuk Kang. The Standard Protocol is the first project from Korea to be awarded a Polkadot Web3 Foundation grant. Active players in the stablecoin community could join the Ambassador program in various ways. Developers could join the “Builder Collective” where the project is open-sourced, whereas stakers, yield farmers, or validators can join the “Staker Collective”. To learn more about Standard Protocol, visit the website at https://standard.tech/ or read more about it at https://docsend.com/view/sp6antfgeqiziaqb, and join the community on Telegram, Twitter, Discord, and Clubhouse. About Standard Protocol:Standard Protocol is the first Collateralized Rebasable Stablecoin (CRS) protocol for synthetic assets that will operate within the Polkadot ecosystem. It is also the first and only project from Korea to be awarded a Polkadot Web3 Foundation grant and prides itself on its global community growth approach. Website: http://www.standard.tech CONTACT: Name: March Zheng Email: email@example.com Organization: Standard Protocol
Rafa Nadal picked up a record-extending 13th French Open title in October to join Federer at the top of the list of men's Grand Slam winners with 20 titles, while world No. 1 Novak Djokovic, the youngest of the 'Big Three' at 33, is on 18. The 39-year-old Federer is this week playing only his second tournament since returning to the Tour in March after spending more than a year on the sidelines due to two knee operations. "I think two words sum it up: Roger Federer," Williams, who turns 40 in September, told reporters at the Emilia-Romagna Open in Parma on Monday.
Eco Baltia, the largest environmental and waste management group in the Baltics, backed by private equity fund INVL Baltic Sea Growth Fund and European Bank for the Reconstruction and Development, has agreed a deal to acquire at least an 85% stake in the leading Lithuanian environmental solutions company, Ecoservice. Acquisition of Ecoservice shares from BaltCap Private Equity Fund II will formally close subject to securing the necessary approvals from the Lithuanian Competition Council. The Ecoservice Group consists of several companies operating in sectors including household waste management, recycling and construction waste collecting as well as other environmental based services. The company employs in the region of 900 employees in Lithuania and last year had revenues of €35mn. Maris Simanovičs, Chairman of the Board at Eco Baltia, commented: “This deal strengthens Eco Baltia’s market position as the largest, environmental management group in the Baltics while also entering a new geography in the form of the Lithuanian market. With this acquisition our combined revenues will grow by over 50% to more than €100mn. Combining with Ecoservice will enable us to offer new product lines and services for clients both in Latvia and Lithuania. As the circular economy continues to grow in the Baltics Eco Baltia is well positioned for the next chapter of growth for the Group.” Vytautas Plunksnis, Partner at INVL Baltic Sea Growth Fund and Chairman of the Supervisory board at Eco Baltia, commented: “INVL Baltic Sea Growth Fund invested in Eco Baltia in 2020 and we are aiming to significantly grow the company both organically and through acquisitions, focusing on two segments specifically - PET recycling and waste management. This is a significant development for the Company in terms of capability and will be instrumental in achieving these goals.” Saulius Budrevičius, the CEO and co-owner of Ecoservice commented: “The strategic backing of BaltCap enabled us to expand activities of Ecoservice from 14 to 25 municipalities and almost double the scope of environmental services volume wise. We also grew the family of Ecoservice employees almost 2-fold during last 7 years. We look forward to further expanding the range of our services and contributing to creation of circular economy in Lithuania in partnership with Eco Baltia.” Šarunas Alekna, Partner at BPEF II says he is content that during BaltCap’s ownership Ecoservice solidified its position as the leading and most modern provider of environmental services in Lithuania: “It has been a privilege to partner with Ecoservice´s management team and contribute to its growth journey. It is important for us that the new owner has a vast experience in the sector -we are excited to witness the further growth of the Company,” Alekna comments. In 2020, the Eco Baltia Group revenues grew ~6.1% to €75mn. Eco Baltia is offering a full range of waste management services from collection and sorting to logistics, wholesale, and recycling of secondary raw materials. The Group employs around 900 people in Latvia with leading companies in the existing portfolio including PET Baltija, Eco Baltia Vide, Latvijas Zalais punkts and Nordic plast. Shareholders of Eco Baltia are INVL Baltic Sea Growth Fund (52.81%), the European Bank for the Reconstruction and Development (30.51%) and management of the company (16.68%). INVL Baltic Sea Growth Fund (https://bsgf.invl.com/fund-overview/) INVL Baltic Sea Growth Fund with its total size of €165mn is one of the largest private equity funds in the Baltics with the European Investment Fund (“EIF”) acting as its anchor investor. The EIF has committed €30mn with the support of the European Fund for Strategic Investments, a key element of the Investment Plan for Europe (or the ‘Junker Plan’), as well as allocating resources from the Baltic Innovation Fund, the "fund of funds" initiative developed in cooperation with the governments of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. This aims to increase capital investment in high growth potential small and medium-sized enterprises in the Baltic States. The Fund seeks to assemble a diversified portfolio of companies, targeting majority or significant minority stake deals and writing tickets of €10mn to €30mn, that showcase high growth potential and the ability to compete on a truly global basis. The Fund is focused on the Baltic States and the neighbouring regions of Poland, Scandinavia and Central Europe specifically. The Fund so far has invested in four companies within the healthcare and civil engineering sectors. The Fund is managed by one of Lithuania’s leading asset management companies INVL Asset Management, which is part of the Invalda INVL group. INVL Asset Management (https://www.invl.com/en/ ) INVL Asset Management is part of the Invalda INVL, one of the leading asset management groups in the Baltic region. The group’s companies manage pension and mutual funds, alternative investments, individual portfolios, private equity assets, and other financial instruments. Over 240,000 clients in Lithuania and Latvia and international investors at the end of 2020 have entrusted the group with more than €1.2 bn of assets under management. Active since 1991 and with a solid track record, Invalda INVL boasts 30 years’ worth of experience in managing private equity assets in the Baltic countries and CEE landscape while developing companies into best-in-class market leaders.
Gandhinagar (Gujarat) [India], May 18 (ANI): At least three people have lost their lives due to Cyclone Tauktae, said Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Tuesday.
The spread of the new B.1.617.2 has raised concerns that further lockdown easing may be delayed.
The jobs market is showing "early signs of recovery", with the number of workers on payrolls rising.
Official figures show unemployment fell to 4.8 per cent in the three months to March from 4.9 per cent previously
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts coach Frank Reich is always considering new approaches to finish the job. So this offseason, he made a proposal to starting center Ryan Kelly. Rather than wait until the traditional three-day mandatory mini-camp in June, Reich and general manager Chris Ballard asked Kelly whether his teammates would be interested in holding light, in-person, voluntary workouts for two weeks and then get eight full weeks off before the start of training camp. It was almost an instant hit. “We have a four-hour day, we test, work out a couple times a week, we do individual (drills), we run routes in the air, we do walkthroughs against the offense," Kelly said. “I think this is the best offer I saw out of everybody in the NFL and it just goes to show the Colts being proactive about health and safety. I think it just makes sense going forward." Workouts began Monday at the team complex, and while it was unclear if anyone opted out, most opted in. Team officials made four veterans — Kelly, three-time All-Pro left guard Quenton Nelson, All-Pro defensive tackle DeForest Buckner and four-time Pro Bowl receiver T.Y. Hilton available for interviews. All participated. Reich said new quarterback Carson Wentz also was in town, but sat out Monday because of a non-COVID-19-related illness. Indy hopes to have Wentz on the field Tuesday. Recently signed left tackle Eric Fisher also was at the team complex, but he's still recovering from a torn left Achilles tendon suffered in January. The traditional offseason format was tossed out last season amid the pandemic, and if players have anything to say about it, the previous workout scheduled may be scrapped for good thanks to the new the 17-game regular-season schedule. What players found out last year, NFLPA president J.C. Tretter wrote on Monday, was that they stayed heathier without all of the offseason team activities. Tretter explained on the union's website that the union had been increasingly concerned over the past decade about the intensity of offseason workouts and the pressure to attend practices. He believes last season's virtual workouts changed the game. “Players felt better, physically and mentally, and the injury data supports those anecdotes," Tretter wrote. “Our player leaders proposed changes to their teams’ programs (this year), such as shortening the number of weeks of the offseason program and decreasing the number of practices, as well as decreasing intensity by converting practice to walkthroughs and removing 11 v. 11 periods." But as players from some teams, such as the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks, announced they wouldn't attend the voluntary workouts, Reich and Ballard were already devising a solution. They promised the workouts would be light in exchange for an additional three-week break. In exchange, Riech and his staff will get five extra days to work on fundamentals, technique, playbook installation and discussing a vision for the franchise and individual players in 2021. The hope is they'll get enough time with the players to see the results when they return for training camp. “I’m confident we’ll get a lot of work done in this two weeks,” Reich said. “There’s no perfect solution. You trust each other, you say, ’OK, what’s the objective here? We need to get some time. We’ve got new coaches, a new quarterback. What’s a reasonable solution to this?" Kelly and others quickly jumped on board after returning to the playoffs last season, their second trip in three years. Since January's season-ending loss at Buffalo, the Colts had to replace Philip Rivers and left tackle Anthony Castonzo, who both retired, as well as starting middle linebacker Anthony Walker and starting defensive ends Justin Houston, who became free agents. Houston remains unsigned. With so much change at so many key positions, players figured it made sense to come back, get to know their new teammates and to start finding the chemistry that could make them a Super Bowl contender. Kelly believes it could be the blueprint for the future, and his teammates seem to concur. “I definitely think this is a great compromise between the players, the front office and the coaching staff," Buckner said. “To get these two light two weeks in before June starts and have eight weeks to prepare and get our bodies right for the season, I think it’s the perfect adjustment." ___ More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL Michael Marot, The Associated Press
A few days after Bancroft made the revelations, entire cricket fraternity is forced to talk about it. Not only that, it has led CA to intervene and speak with Bancroft over the issue.
On the work front, Kangana Ranaut will be seen in Thalaivi as J Jayalalithaa. The film's release was postponed owing to the coronavirus surge.
The Office for National Statistics said the number of payroll workers rose by 97,000 between March-April and the quarterly jobless rate fell to 4.8%.
LONDON, UK / ACCESSWIRE / May 18, 2021 / Love Hemp Group PLC (AQSE:LIFE) (OTCQB:WRHLF), one of the UK's leading CBD and hemp product suppliers, is pleased to announce that it has appointed Stephen White as Chief Marketing Officer and Steve Horan as Head of Marketing as part of Love Hemp's strategy to become a globally recognised brand.Stephen White and Steve Horan have recently joined the Company having both previously worked at JD Sports Fashion plc ("JD Sports" or the "Group") for 19 years and 20 years respectively, where they held the roles of Group Marketing Director and Head of Marketing.
Celltrion Group today announced that CT-P59, an anti-COVID-19 monoclonal antibody treatment candidate, has confirmed neutralising potency against emerging variants first identified in New York (B.1.526), Nigeria (B.1.525) and India (B.1.617).1