Minty Bets is joined by Jay Busbee to give his top picks for the upcoming Genesis Invitational at Riviera Country Club.
Minty Bets is joined by Jay Busbee to give his top picks for the upcoming Genesis Invitational at Riviera Country Club.
Graduate transfer quarterback Alan Bowman committed to Michigan football. He played for the Texas Tech Red Raiders previously.
The much-ballyhooed, steady decline in new coronavirus infections and hospitalizations appears to have stalled, recent data shows.
Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., has been misquoted in posts online about the recent debate in the House of Representatives over the Equality Act.
Shakira Austin had 22 points and 12 rebounds, Madison Scott also had a double-double and Mississippi upended No. 19 Kentucky for the second time this season, winning 73-69 on Sunday. Two subpar offensive performances against the Rebels, who won just four conference games, dropped the Wildcats to the fifth-seed — with only one bye — for the Southeastern Conference tournament next week. Donnetta Johnson scored 14 points for Ole Miss (10-10, 4-10 SEC), Scott and Snudda Collins both had 12.
Feb. 28—ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — This month across the United States, people are shining the spotlight on the achievements of African Americans. President Gerald Ford officially designated February as Black History Month in 1976 in an effort to highlight history that is often neglected or overlooked. The idea was not new. In 1926, historian Carter G. Woodson and Association for the Study of Negro ...
Feb. 28—WILKES-BARRE — Victoria Watkins found the perfect way to finish off a brilliant performance. On her final dive, the West Scranton junior stepped to the end of the springboard for her most challenging attempt, took a deep breath, combined athleticism and grace and barely created a ripple when she pierced the pool water at the Wyoming Valley Catholic Youth Center. When Watkins emerged ...
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the chief medical advisor to the President, has already received his coronavirus vaccine—the Moderna vaccine. But with the “good news”—his words—of the Johnson&Johnson vaccine winning emergency approval this weekend, you now have three vaccines you might get: One from Moderna, one from Pfizer and one from J&J. The difference? The first two have an efficacy rate well over 90%, while J&J ranks lower at 72%. Dr. Fauci says comparing them like that isn’t helpful. Read on to see which vaccine he would take if he could—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had Coronavirus. 1 Dr. Fauci Said He’d Take Whichever Vaccine Was Offered to Him, Including the J&J One On Sunday’s This Week With George Stephanopoulos, the host asked Fauci if we should worry about the J + J performance. “We've got to get away from that chain of thought for the following reason,” said Fauci. “The only way you really know the difference between vaccines is by comparing them head to head. We have three highly efficacious vaccines that are safe and efficacious. That's the bottom line and the J&J, if you look at them, particularly in things that we really care about, they're important. It's got greater than 85% efficacy after a severe disease and critical disease. And there were no deaths or hospitalizations in any of the countries that were tested. And remember they tested in the United States and South Africa and in South America. This is a good vaccine,” he continued. “I think we need to pull away from this comparing and parsing numbers until you compare them head to head, just be really grateful that we have three really efficacious vaccines.” 2 Dr. Fauci Reiterated He Would Have “No Hesitancy Whatsoever” Taking the J&J Vaccine On Meet the Press, Fauci continued to put things in context. “First of all, you would now have three highly efficacious vaccines, for sure. There's no doubt about that. And particularly the recent results from J&J—if you look at the efficacy against severe disease, greater than 85%, and there'd been no hospitalizations or deaths in multiple countries, even in countries that have the variants. So be careful when you try to parse this percent versus that. All three of them are really quite good and people should take the one that's most available to them. If you go to a place and you have J&J and that's the one that's available now, I would take it. I personally do the same thing. I think people need to get vaccinated as quickly and as expeditiously as possible. And if I would go to a place where they had J&J I would have no hesitancy whatsoever to take it.” 3 Dr. Fauci Said the J&J Was Not an “Inferior Vaccine” for Older Americans Fauci continued his line on Face the Nation. “Is Johnson and Johnson an inferior vaccine, particularly for older Americans?” asked host Margaret Brennan. “No, you know, you can't say that,” answered Dr. Fauci. “We now have clearly three highly efficacious vaccines. They're highly efficacious in many ways, including importantly, preventing severe or critical disease. If you look at all three of them, they're really very good. The J&J data that just came out and that was just examined by the FDA. When you have advanced critical disease, there were no hospitalizations and no deaths. That's good news Margaret. So I think rather than parsing out subgroups here, let's just look at the totality of this. We have a really good vaccine.” 4 Dr. Fauci Said Again He Would Have Taken the J&J If It Was Offered Fauci had a busy Sunday morning. On CNN’s State of the Union, Fauci was asked again about the J&J efficacy and worries about it being too low. “You can understand that type of a concern,” Fauci told host Dana Bash, “but in order to really compare vaccines, you have to compare them head to head. And these were not compared head to head. The message that needs to be prevail…is that these are three highly efficacious vaccines. I can tell you, I have been fully vaccinated with one that was available. It was the Moderna. If I were not vaccinated now, and I had a choice of getting a J&J vaccine now or waiting for another vaccine, I would take whatever vaccine would be available to me as quickly as possible for the simple reason of what I said a moment ago. We want to get as many people vaccinated as quickly and as expeditiously as possible. So this is good news because we have another very good vaccine in the mix.”RELATED: Dr. Fauci Just Said When We'd Get Back to Normal 5 Dr. Fauci Said: Here’s the “Bottom Line” About Which Vaccine to Get “So bottom line,” he said, “if you're offered a vaccine, whichever one you're offered, you should take it.” So get vaccinated when it becomes available to you, and to protect your life and the lives of others, don't visit any of these 35 Places You're Most Likely to Catch COVID.
The new variant, detected in Japan among travellers from Brazil, has 12 mutations, according to health officials
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Feb. 28—The monarch butterfly and the mountain lion are complicating the already complex Bakersfield-to-Palmdale portion of California's high speed rail project. The High Speed Rail Authority was recently forced to revise environmental impact documents after both creatures became candidates for endangered species lists. The revisions must take place to satisfy the California Environmental ...
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State officials confirmed an agreement exists between the state and Publix but have not produced documentation outlining the terms of the partnership.
(Bloomberg) -- Eight years ago, when the taper tantrum roiled emerging markets, the so-called Fragile Five of Turkey, Brazil, South Africa, India and Indonesia suffered the most. Today, another sharp spike in U.S. Treasury yields threatens to wreak havoc on at least three of those nations.The Turkish lira, Brazilian real and South African rand led major global declines last week in the worst developing-nation currency selloff since late September. Those exchange rates have the highest one-week implied volatility in the world, with some analysts warning of more pain ahead.Benchmark 10-year Treasury yields surged last week to the highest in more than a year, leading traders to yank forward their expectations on how soon the Federal Reserve will be forced to tighten policy. For now, officials are stressing that the central bank has no plans to raise rates given lingering weakness in the labor market. That will make Fed Chairman Jerome Powell’s comments on Thursday at a Wall Street Journal event all the more interesting.In the developing world, dollar-denominated and local bonds just endured their worst month since last March, while stocks posted their biggest weekly decline in almost a year. MSCI Inc.’s emerging-market equity index slid beneath its 50-day moving average, suggesting the possibility of additional weakness ahead. Meantime, a JPMorgan Chase & Co. gauge tracking volatility in developing-nation assets soared last week by the most since early August.“In the absence of a more concerted effort to slow the spike in yields, emerging markets may remain under pressure,” said Ilya Gofshteyn, a senior strategist at Standard Chartered in New York. “Higher-yielding currencies will continue to be particularly adversely affected and duration across emerging markets is also likely to remain especially vulnerable.”OPEC+ will meet on Thursday, setting the stage for another potential conflict between Russia and Saudi Arabia after last year’s oil-price war. The same day, Malaysian policy makers are expected to keep borrowing costs at a record low of 1.75%. Elsewhere, Turkey may report rising inflation, while purchasing managers’ index figures offer health checks in South Korea and Russia.What to WatchChina’s National People’s Congress will hold its annual session on March 5, featuring President Xi Jinping and other top leaders. This year’s gathering marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China. The event may last shorter than the regular two weeks because of the pandemicThe proposed agenda includes an examination of the economy and the 14th five-year plan, Xinhua reportedThe Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, an advisory body whose annual meeting is held in conjunction with the NPC, will gather on March 4, according to XinhuaThe meetings probably won’t set a GDP growth target but will emphasize “high-quality” growth considering Covid-19 is still widespread outside China, Iris Pang, an economist at ING in Hong Kong, wrote in a notePolicy actions will also include a road map on how to reach carbon neutrality by 2060 as well as a resumption of de-leveraging reform, she saidThe yuan has the second-best currency return in emerging markets this yearU.S.-Saudi relations will be monitored after an American intelligence report implicated Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in approving the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, an act President Joe Biden called “outrageous”Nigeria’s central bank governor suggested the currency was devaluedGovernor Godwin Emefiele said the official exchange rate now stands at 410 to the dollar. That’s 7.6% weaker than the rate of 379 published on the central bank’s websiteBrazilian lawmakers are slated to pick up the debate around emergency cash handoutsThe real is the worst-performing currency in Latin America this year to dateREAD: New Covid Aid Will Loosen Brazil’s Key Fiscal Rules In 2021Bank Negara Malaysia:Malaysia’s central bank may keep its overnight policy rate at a record low 1.75% on Thursday. Traders are reducing bets on further easing amid a surge in global bond yields“Stringent social containment measures have dented Malaysia’s growth recovery trajectory,” Kanika Bhatnagar, an economist at Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Ltd. in Bangalore, wrote in a client note. “Monetary policy will remain accommodative, with the central bank continuing with its purchases of government bonds and carrying out reverse repo operations”Malaysia’s ringgit has weakened 0.7% this year amid an extended lockdown and a delay in vaccine rollouts. At the same time, rising oil prices are starting to improve the outlook for the currency for emerging Asia’s only exporter of the commodityKey DataChina’s manufacturing activity dropped further in February as the Lunar New Year holidays disrupted production, while travel restrictions to contain virus outbreaks cut spending on services. This will be followed by factory gauges from Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines and India on Monday, along with a Caixin gauge for China. South Korea and Taiwan will report similar data TuesdayChina’s factory activity will be watched after the PMI gauge fell in JanuarySouth Korea will report February trade figures Monday, with exports probably rising for a fourth month. January industrial-production numbers are due Tuesday, and final fourth-quarter GDP figures are scheduled for ThursdayThe won has lost 3.3% this yearCPI data for February will come from Indonesia on Monday, South Korea on Thursday, and the Philippines and Thailand on FridayPhilippine real yields turned negative in January after CPI rose to the highest level in two yearsSouth Korea will post foreign reserves data Thursday, followed by Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand and the Philippines on FridayTurkey’s $736 billion economy topped major competitors in the final quarter, as rate cuts and a spending-and-credit binge beat back virus restrictions even as the lira sank, data will likely show MondayThe lira trimmed its gains to 0.2% after being the best performing currency this yearREAD: Policy Jitters Compound Lira’s Worst Week Since 2018 CrisisREAD: Pandemic Binge Likely Spurred Turkey to Top of Growth LeagueRussia’s purchasing managers’ index, published Monday, is set to pick up in February compared with a year agoA reading of Brazil’s GDP on Wednesday will probably show strong levels of growth in the final three months of 2020 as Latin America’s biggest economy recovered from the shock of Covid-19Traders will also monitor January industrial production figures, to be released on Friday, for signs of a comebackIn Mexico, the central bank will probably raise its GDP growth forecasts for this year and next when it publishes its quarterly inflation report on Wednesday, according to Bloomberg EconomicsColombia’s February consumer price inflation figures are expected to show a contraction from a year earlier amid weak domestic demandThe results may have an impact on investor expectations for the central bank to remain accommodativeWhile traders may see evidence of a recovery in Chile’s January economic activity data, to be released on Monday, Bloomberg Economics expects the gauge to linger below its pre-pandemic levelsA reading of confidence will also be watched for signs of a comeback as vaccines are rolled outFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.
Feb. 28—INGOMAR — The Ingomar Falcons got a second chance to survive and advance in the 1A boys playoffs and they won the contest in overtime by a final of 64-56 over H.W. Byers on Saturday. Ingomar (28-5) will play in the 1A state semifinals on Monday against McEvans. Byers had the final possession of regulation and worked the clock down for one final shot. The Lions got the opportunity they ...
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A science professor at a university in central Michigan who claimed sinister forces were targeting him and breaking into his home has been fired months after using racist, anti-Semitic and homophobic slurs on Twitter. Thomas Brennan announced in a Twitter posting Saturday he’d been fired, and Ferris State University later confirmed he was dismissed last week, The Detroit News reported. The Big Rapids-based university, which put Brennan on administrative leave in November as it investigated, declined further comment.
Left-hander Kyle Ryan missed the first couple weeks of Spring Training.
Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said, ‘Be careful when you try to parse this percent versus that percent.’
Ahead of the second episode of “Allen v. Farrow” airing tonight on HBO, Dylan Farrow posted a lengthy statement asking viewers to watch with “empathy, compassion and an open mind.” The episode will feature a home video in which a 7-year-old Farrow — who is the adopted child of Mia Farrow and Woody Allen — […]
CEO of energy supplier said ‘I don’t believe I would’ do anything differently, despite deaths