This NYC dance teacher has decided to take her studio classes outside amidst the COVID-19 pandemic
This NYC dance teacher has decided to take her studio classes outside amidst the COVID-19 pandemic
The old civil rights worker was sure the struggle would be over by now. At its worst, he’d mourned three young men who were fighting for Black Mississippians to gain the right to vote, and who were kidnapped and executed on a country road just north of here. The opposition to Black voters in Mississippi has changed since the 1960s, but it hasn’t ended.
Taiwan is not seeking to get involved in an arms race with China but does need a credible combat capability, Defence Minister Yen De-fa said on Thursday, after the United States approved a potential $1.8 billion arms sale to the Chinese-claimed island. Beijing has applied increasing pressure om democratically-ruled Taiwan to accept China's sovereignty, including by flying fighter jets across the sensitive mid-line of the Taiwan Strait, which normally serves as an unofficial buffer. The latest U.S. arms package includes sensors, missiles and artillery, and further congressional notifications are expected for drones made by General Atomics and land-based Harpoon anti-ship missiles, made by Boeing Co, to serve as coastal defence cruise missiles.
America's Cup host Team New Zealand (TNZ) expressed outrage Thursday at a ruling they say will hinder efforts to showcase Auckland to the world during the prestigious sailing regatta.
Being a Philadelphia native, New York Giants head coach Joe Judge knows he won’t be getting a rosy reception as he returns home to face the Eagles on Thursday night. “I’ll probably buy a helmet too because my in-laws are already buying batteries,” Judge said, via Mike Rosenstein of NJ.com. The comment from Judge is [more]
Brandon Lowe hit two home runs to power the Tampa Bay Rays to a 6-4 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday that leveled the World Series at one game apiece.
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The Jacksonville Jaguars are getting some help for their defense. The team announced Wednesday that defensive end Aaron Lynch decided to come out of retirement and was reinstated from their reserve/retired list to their exempt/commissioner permission list. Lynch, who had signed a one-year contract with the Jaguars on May 5, was expected to provide leadership and experience to a young defensive front that includes Pro Bowler Josh Allen and first-round pick K'Lavon Chaisson, but he voluntarily walked away in August after a few days of training camp.
The fire began Aug. 13 on the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests near Cameron Pass and Chambers Lake. It was 55% contained as of Wednesday night.
Penn State men’s basketball coach Pat Chambers resigned on Wednesday following an investigation into “new allegations of inappropriate conduct,” the school announced.
More was not merrier for Los Angeles Dodgers pitchers. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts went with an opener against the team that invented the concept, sending Tony Gonsolin to start Game 2 of the World Series against the Tampa Bay Rays as the first of seven pitchers -- one shy of the record for a nine-inning Series game. Seems like a throwback to the Boston Braves of Spahn and Sain and pray for rain, as Gerald V. Hern of the Boston Post poetically memorialized the pitching tandem of Warren Spahn and Johnny Sain in 1948.
Brandon Lowe busted out early and Tampa Bay’s bullpen hung on late. Lowe shook loose from his extended postseason slump with two opposite-field homers, and Tampa Bay held off Los Angeles 6-4 on Wednesday night to square the World Series at one game apiece. Blake Snell struck out nine in 4 2/3 innings for the Rays and didn't allow a hit until Chris Taylor's two-run homer trimmed it to 5-2 in the fifth.
When 18 Yemeni detainees from Guantanamo were transferred to the United Arab Emirates, they were told they would be integrated into society. Instead they were imprisoned and now the UAE is planning to send them to Yemen and further uncertainty. (Oct. 22)
The U.S. regulators who will decide the fate of COVID-19 vaccines are taking an unusual step: Asking outside scientists if their standards are high enough. The Food and Drug Administration may have to decide by year’s end whether to allow use of the first vaccines against the virus. Thursday, a federal advisory committee pulls back the curtain on that decision process, debating whether the guidelines FDA has set for vaccine developers are rigorous enough.
Regal Cinemas will reopen 11 of its movie theaters in New York state following the go-ahead Gov. Andrew Cuomo has given effective Oct. 23.
Jacob Stockdale gets the chance to stake his claim to be the long-term Ireland full-back on Saturday, a role that was essentially the preserve of Rob Kearney for over a decade.
(Bloomberg) -- Pankaj Agarwal has mostly stuck to his sell rating on HDFC Bank Ltd. for six years, during which the lender’s stock has tripled in value, turning it into India’s biggest by market capitalization.Yet investors who followed Agarwal’s recommendations over the past 12 months have yielded a 34% return, the most among more than 40 analysts covering the stock.After a rebound of about 63% from its March low, HDFC Bank’s stock is too expensive given the risks related to management change and asset quality, as Indian lenders face “one of the most challenging phases” amid Covid-19 and the nation’s prolonged credit crisis, Agarwal, an analyst at Ambit Capital Pvt, said in an interview. He has had a sell rating on HDFC Bank since 2014 save a brief upgrade to buy earlier this year, Bloomberg-compiled data show.Bank stocks have been the worst-performers in India this year, with a gauge of lenders down 24% versus a 1.6% loss for the benchmark S&P BSE Sensex. Soured loans are expected to swell to the highest level in more than two decades in 2021 following the world’s strictest lockdown measures.HDFC Bank posted profit for the September-ended quarter that beat the average analyst estimate by 17%. Its gross bad-loan ratio narrowed, but that was thanks to regulatory exemptions that make it difficult to read asset quality trends, Agarwal said.India’s largest private lender is trading at 3.6 times book value, more than double the valuation of any other bank globally with a market cap of over $50 billion. The stock is down just 2% this year, outperforming all of its peers on the S&P BSE Bankex Index. But investors are missing the point, according to Agarwal.“The external environment is weak, a lot of veterans are no longer with the bank and the risk on its balance sheet is higher than before in terms of both retail and corporate loans,” the Mumbai-based analyst said.Returns based on analyst recommendations are calculated assuming that each independent recommendation change is a new investment of equal size. All positive analyst ratings are mapped to an equally-sized long positions in the security and all negative ratings are mapped to equally-sized short positions in the security.Agarwal is the only analyst with a sell rating of the 56 tracked by Bloomberg, and his target price of 1,012 rupees implies a decline of about 19% from current levels.Rising RisksThe lender’s Chief Executive Officer Aditya Puri is set to pass the baton after almost three decades to Sashidhar Jagdishan later this month. There is “reasonable probability” that HDFC Bank’s new management will find it difficult to replicate previous success, Agarwal said.The lender has outpaced growth in India’s overall banking sector, but faces a shrinking economy amid the pandemic.Most Valuable Indian Lender Gets New CEO After 26 YearsIn the September quarter, HDFC Bank’s loan growth was boosted by a 26.5% rise in its wholesale book -- primarily money lent to companies -- but its retail loan book slowed sharply to 5.3% from 14.7% a year earlier.Agarwal expects the bank to face higher credit costs as bad debt builds in its corporate and retail loan businesses because of exposure to stressed sectors including shadow banks, real estate, transportation and unsecured loans. It’s the “best bank in the country” but shouldn’t trade at such a high premium to other lenders, he said.(Adds details on the analyst’s call in the eighth paragraph.)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
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Britain on Thursday said it would partner with an Oxford-based firm to provide testing for the T cell response of coronavirus vaccine candidates to try to assess their immune responses. T cell immunity is thought to be essential to protection against infection from the SARS-COV-2 coronavirus, and could provide longer term immunity than antibodies. The UK Vaccine Taskforce has chosen Oxford Immunotec to supply T cell testing for its assessment of different vaccine candidates.