Give your beard the holiday treatment with beard ornaments and glitter
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GES earnings call for the period ending September 30, 2020.
WaterMill Asset Management Corp. (together with its affiliates, "WaterMill" or "we") today announced that Glass, Lewis & Co., LLC ("Glass Lewis"), a leading proxy advisory firm, has endorsed its case for meaningful change at Ziopharm Oncology, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZIOP) ("Ziopharm" or the "Company") and recommended shareholders vote for all five proposals on WaterMill’s WHITE consent card. In particular, Glass Lewis supports the addition of the entire WaterMill slate – Robert Postma, Jaime Vieser and Holger Weis – to the Board of Directors (the "Board"). Glass Lewis also recommends that shareholders vote to remove four incumbents – Kevin Buchi, Elan Ezickson, Scott Tarriff and Mary Thistle – and shrink the Board to seven members. The recommendations from Glass Lewis follow Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. ("ISS") recommending that shareholders vote for change on the WHITE consent card.
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Two of the NBA's most polarizing players trading places has Twitter in a frenzy.
Michigan Wolverines (2-0) vs. Ball State Cardinals (0-1): 7 p.m.; Crisler Center; Big Ten Network; WWJ-AM (950), WTKA-AM (1050).
Power-hitting outfielder Adam Duvall is a free agent after the Atlanta Braves declined to offer him a contract for the 2021 season. The team also announced it has agreed to one-year deals with three players on Wednesday, including relief pitchers Luke Jackson and Grant Dayton, along with infielder Johan Camargo. The 32-year-old Duvall became an important piece in the Braves lineup over the past two years and hit 16 homers in the abbreviated 2020 season.
Last week's grueling mega leg may be behind them, but this season of The Amazing Race is far from over. Only five teams remain as the contestants scurry to Siem Reap, Cambodia for what is bound to be one of the most crucial legs of the race. With the season's second and final double U-Turn […]
Asian shares were mixed on Thursday after a choppy day of Wall Street trade, thanks in part to a disappointing U.S. jobs report, while the greenback languished near 2-1/2 year lows on growing optimism of a coronavirus vaccine. Britain became the first Western country to approve a COVID-19 vaccine, with 800,000 doses of the Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine available for those at high risk starting next week. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is holding its advisory committee meeting next week, while New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has said the state's first delivery, enough for 170,000 residents, is expected on Dec. 15.
After lawmakers revived stimulus deal hopes, CrowdStrike led big earnings movers late. Tesla stock rose on an analyst upgrade.
Renown Regional Medical Center confirmed that it is currently treating more than 40 patients in the parking-garage-turned-care-site.
(Bloomberg) -- Global stocks paused at all-time highs amid a muted start to equity trading in Asia, as investors assess renewed optimism over U.S. stimulus talks and vaccine approval. Treasury yields ticked down and the dollar remained near a more than two-year low.Shares were flat in China and Japan and futures on the S&P 500 fluctuated after the underlying U.S. gauge closed at another record. Energy firms led in the U.S. session, while tech shares underperformed on concerns about valuations. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer called for immediate talks and said a bipartisan $908 billion aid proposal should be the foundation for negotiations. The U.K. approved the Covid vaccine from Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE.Elsewhere, Australia’s 10-year yield briefly climbed through 1%. Oil resumed this week’s decline. The pound held losses seen Wednesday, when the European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier reportedly told envoys the outcome of any deal is still too close to call. The Australian dollar underperformed.After vaccine breakthroughs fueled record monthly gains for global stocks, investors are turning some of their attention to bonds. One of the year’s biggest spikes in Treasury yields on Tuesday has spurred speculation about the potential impact of rising rates on stocks and corporate debt.“The market has almost immediately priced in a better-than-expected 2021, particularly in the second half and that’s what we are seeing here, and on the yield curve as well,” Alicia Levine, chief strategist at BNY Mellon Investment Management, said on Bloomberg TV. “The message here really is that better days are ahead and that dips and consolidations are eminently buyable.”Meanwhile, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell indicated Wednesday that there was no rift between the central bank and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin over the sunsetting of emergency lending programs. The U.S. House cleared legislation that would impose restrictions on Chinese companies listed on U.S. exchanges.These are some key events coming up:The U.S. employment report on Friday is expected to show more Americans headed back to work in November, though at a slower pace than October.German factory orders for October are due Friday.Here are some of the main moves in markets:StocksS&P 500 futures were little changed as of 10:50 a.m. in Tokyo. The gauge rose 0.2% on Wednesday.Japan’s Topix index climbed 0.3%.Hong Kong’s Hang Seng added 0.4%.Shanghai Composite slid 0.3%.Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 Index added 0.4%.Euro Stoxx 50 futures were flat.CurrenciesThe Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index fell less than 0.1%.The yen was at 104.53 per dollar.The offshore yuan climbed 0.2% to 6.5442 per dollar.The euro bought $1.2113.BondsThe yield on 10-year Treasuries was at 0.94%.Australia’s 10-year yield rose one basis point to 0.99%.CommoditiesWest Texas Intermediate crude slid 0.4% to $45.09 a barrel.Gold dipped 0.2% to $1,827.41 an ounce.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.
Andy Lewis and Sylvan Christensen have posted videos to their social media accounts showing the Utah monolith being dismantled and carried away.
Even as prominent Republicans, including Mitch McConnell, began to grudgingly acknowledge that Joe Biden will be the next president, a noisy grassroots movement devoted to keeping Donald Trump in office seemed to be edging closer to advocating seizing power in what would amount to a coup d’état.
Former President Barack Obama said in a Snapchat interview that progressives might be hurting their cause by using slogans like "defund the police."
Three people were killed and one was very critically injured after colliding with a semitrailer in west suburban Berkeley; they were fleeing police, officials said.
Primarily Latino workforce has contracted Covid-19 at nearly three times the rate of other residentsCalifornia’s agricultural workers have contracted Covid-19 at nearly three times the rate of other residents in the state, a new study has found, laying bare the risks facing those who keep a $50bn industry afloat.Farmworkers have been deemed “essential” and thus continued to work throughout the duration of the pandemic. Epidemiologists already knew that this primarily Latino workforce was disproportionately affected by the virus, with Latino individuals experiencing five to seven times the risk of Covid-19 mortality relative to white individuals in the US.But a study from the University of California, Berkeley, published Wednesday, is the first to explore the prevalence of infection rates among the workforce putting food on tables across America.The study surveyed 1,091 farmworkers from mid-July through the end of November in the Salinas Valley, home to more than 50,000 agricultural workers. Key findings include that 13% of these workers tested over this five-month period tested positive. Comparatively, just 5% of all Californians tested came back positive. The study also found that one in five of the workers tested were antibody positive, meaning they had been infected some time before.Of the positive cases among the farmworkers, 45% of those cases were asymptomatic. The study found that 57% of workers who reported experiencing symptoms and 58% who had symptoms and later tested positive had continued working when they had symptoms.“One of the main takeaways from this study is that the Latino population is not just disproportionately affected by high positivity rates, but they’re also affected in the sense that they’re vulnerable because a lot of them are going to work when sick because they’re worried about losing their jobs and losing their pay,” said the principle investigator Ana Maria Mora, an assistant researcher at the UC Berkeley Center for Environmental Research and Children’s Health. “More than half of the farmworkers we surveyed, their annual household income is less than $25,000. A lot of them are food insecure. They’re bringing food to our table but many can’t provide food for their families.”And in continuing working, they are furthering the spread. Given that 37% lived in overcrowded households, often with multiple families in one house or one apartment, 35% commuted with non-household members and 53% came within six feet of others during a shift, the risk is high.In April, Gavin Newsom, California’s governor, signed an executive order providing two weeks of paid sick leave for food sector workers subject to a quarantine order. He signed a bill in September ensuring two weeks of paid sick leave for every Californian worker. But the study found that many of its subjects were unaware of the options available to them.“We’re still getting reports from workers talking about how they’re not being advised of co-workers being infected, and they’re not being offered sick days, when they should,” said Armando Elenes, the secretary-treasurer of the United Farm Workers of America. “Farmworkers are still not being informed of their rights.”Brenda Eskenazi, the director of the Center for Environmental Research and Children’s Health, and Mora believe there need to be education campaigns specific to farmworkers. “A lot of the education campaigns are just about how it’s not a hoax, wear a mask,” Eskenazi said. “They don’t go to the next step of, ‘if you’re sick, if you’ve been tested and test positive, this is what you do. We can help you.’ Or, ‘if you’re sick, we can help you fill out forms to get replacement income. Or, ‘‘if you’re undocumented, you don’t have to worry we’ll turn you in.’”> We need to keep them healthy, to keep the industry healthy, to keep our food supply healthy> > Brenda EskenaziThe education campaign must go beyond Spanish or English. The study found that workers who spoke only an Indigenous language had higher positivity rates – 23% – than those who spoke only Spanish (12%), and those who could speak English (4%).With the amount of mistrust this population has of the government, Eskenazi and Mora felt that any outreach or testing would be more successful if done directly in the fields or in the neighborhoods where workers live.And while the study found that the workers’ employers in Salinas Valley have done fairly well in providing hand-washing stations, hand sanitizer and face coverings, Eskenazi and Mora recommended that local authorities prioritize rapid testing of farmworkers. “The reason why it’s really essential is because at the same moment you get the results, you can do contact tracing and wraparound services to get that person out of communal housing and into services,” Eskenazi said. “Once that person leaves that site and doesn’t get the result for two days later, the likelihood is that person is back in their home and infecting others.”The study began exploring workers’ attitudes toward a vaccine, and the principle investigators found the results concerning. Almost half the study participants said they were either unsure or unlikely to get a vaccine, with that same mistrust of the government fueling fears. Eskenazi said it was important to start preparing for this for when the vaccine becomes available.“We want to make sure that the farmworkers are made a priority. We want to protect the farmworkers. But beyond that, we want to protect our food supply,” Eskenazi said. “We need to keep them healthy, to keep the industry healthy, to keep our food supply healthy. It’s for food security, for all of us, not just those living in California. We need to prioritize the farmworkers, for their sake and ours as well. It’s for all of us.”
Arco Platform Limited, or Arco (Nasdaq: ARCE), today announced that it has received the final antitrust approval from Brazil’s Administrative Council for Economic Defense (Conselho Administrativo de Defesa Econômica – CADE), with no conditions, for its previously announced acquisition of Escola de Inteligência Cursos Educacionais ("EI" or "Escola da Inteligência"). Following this final approval, Arco closed the acquisition today.
Data revealed 141 bridges with ‘very poor’ rating remain open to avoid disruption
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