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The waves in San Diego were a little bit too crowded and led to this hilarious wipeout 🌊🏄♂️😂
The UK government gave businesses some leeway to adjust to the changing rules by allowing them to trade as normal till 1 April this year, so they have time to get ready for the changes on 1 July.
Israel has almost emerged from its COVID-19 closures, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is on the campaign trail, said on Sunday as restaurants reopened under an exit plan fuelled by fast-paced vaccinations. But health officials cautioned that rising contagions could trigger another lockdown - a possible dampener on Netanyahu's hope of parlaying his pandemic policies to victory in a March 23 ballot. "Restaurants are coming back to life," Netanyahu said after he and Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lion clinked mugs and tucked into pastries outside at a park cafe.
Novak Djokovic will realize one of his long-cherished goals on Monday when he eclipses Roger Federer's all-time record for most weeks as the men's world number one, holding the top ranking for the 311th week. "This is one of my two biggest professional goals," Djokovic said last year. "To reach the record of, (and) surpass Roger's record for longest No. 1 and win as many (Grand) Slams as possible."
Dance music lovers in Amsterdam were offered a short relief from COVID-19 lockdown on Saturday, treated to their first live show in over a year while serving as guinea pigs in a research project. A total of 1,300 people were allowed at a carefully orchestrated test event in Amsterdam's biggest music hall, the ZiggoDome, which in normal times has a capacity of up to 17,000. Dancing to tunes delivered by Dutch DJs Sam Feldt, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano and others, the fans were followed in all their movements and contacts through a tag they were made to wear, in an effort to see how events might safely be opened up for the public again.
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(Bloomberg) -- China’s exports surged in the first two months of the year, reflecting strong global demand for manufactured goods and with figures partly skewed by the low base in 2020 when the economy was in lockdown.Exports jumped 60.6% in dollar terms in the January-February period from a year earlier, data from the General Administration of Customs showed Sunday, well above the 40% median estimate in a Bloomberg survey of economists. In February alone, exports more than doubled from last year.The first two months are normally volatile for China’s economic activity because of the week-long Lunar New Year holiday, which fell in February this year. The figures are even more distorted this time around because of the comparison with 2020, when factories and businesses were shut to contain the coronavirus outbreak in the early part of the year. Exports plunged 17.4% in the first two months of last year.Even with the favorable base effects, the data shows exports continued to benefit from soaring global demand for medical equipment and work-from-home devices, which has helped to underpin China’s V-shaped recovery from the pandemic since the second half of the year.The customs agency said the strong trade data reflects improving demand in major trading partners like the U.S. and Europe, a domestic recovery that’s fueling import growth, and base effects from last year’s slump.Travel RestrictionsExports also benefited from a shorter-than-usual vacation for migrant workers during this year’s Lunar New Year break and the early resumption of factory production. Travel restrictions imposed early in the year prevented many workers from making their annual trip home during the holiday.“Excluding distortions from base effects, trade growth was still quite solid,” Nomura Holdings Inc. economists led by Ting Lu wrote in a note. While export growth will likely slow after March as base effects ease, fresh stimulus measures in developed nations, especially in the U.S., “may bolster external demand for Chinese products and partly offset the downward pressure,” he said.Imports also grew strongly, climbing 22.2% in the first two months of the year from a year earlier, exceeding the 16% gain predicted by economists. A breakdown of the data suggests a divergence between heavy industries and hi-tech sectors, with the latter outperforming, according to Bloomberg Economics.What Bloomberg Economics Says...In the longer term though, we see uncertainty for exports in the second half of the year as external demand for working-from-home and anti-epidemic goods may start to slow, alongside the pandemic staying in check. In addition, more export economies would return to the market, potentially leading to more intensive competition in global markets.-- David Qu, China economistFor the full report, click here.The data comes two days after the National People’s Congress, the biggest political meeting of the year, kicked off in Beijing, with the government setting out its economic agenda for coming years. Authorities are targeting growth of more than 6% this year, a relatively conservative goal compared with the 8.4% expansion that economists predict. The government also signaled more restrained monetary and fiscal policy after last year’s pandemic stimulus.“We expect Beijing to carry out its policy normalization in coming months, although a sharp shift in policies appears unlikely,” Nomura’s economists said.Other DetailsThe trade surplus reached $103.25 billion in the first two months of the yearTrade with the U.S. surged 81.3% in the January-February period from a year earlier, taking the trade surplus to $51.3 billion. For a breakdown of China’s main trading partners, click hereA breakdown of commodity imports shows large increases in purchases of steel and natural gas in the two-month period and a plunge in coal(Updates with comments from economists.)For 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.
A lawmaker with German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party said Sunday he will give up his seat in parliament and leave politics after it emerged that his company profited from deals to procure masks early in the pandemic — drawing sharp criticism in an election year. Nikolas Loebel, a backbench lawmaker with Merkel's center-right Christian Democratic Union, was blasted by members of his own party and opponents after it emerged Friday that a company he runs earned commissions of 250,000 euros ($298,000) from brokering contracts to buy masks. Susanne Eisenmann, the CDU candidate for governor in Baden-Wuerttemberg, told news magazine Der Spiegel that “it is unacceptable for parliamentarians to enrich themselves in this serious crisis.”
The education secretary became the latest minister to defend the decision to increase nurses' pay by 1%.
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Sun Communities raised its quarterly common stock dividend by 5% to $0.83 per share. This is the fifth consecutive annual dividend increase by the real estate investment trust company. Sun Communities (SUI) announced that the new dividend will be paid on April 15 to shareholders of record as of March 31. Shares increased 1% to close at $143.28 on March 5. The company’s annual dividend of $3.32 per share now reflects a dividend yield of 2.32%. On Feb. 18, BMO Capital analyst John Kim maintained a Buy rating and a price target of $165 (15.2% upside potential) on the stock. The analyst said, “Manufactured housing REITs have surprisingly seen the steepest multiple compression in the past year,” which Kim views “as a buying opportunity.” (See Sun Communities stock analysis on TipRanks) The consensus rating among analysts is a Strong Buy based on 3 unanimous Buys. The average analyst price target stands at $163.67 and implies upside potential of around 14.2% to current levels over the next 12 months. Additionally, Sun Communities scores an 8 out of 10 from TipRanks’ Smart Score rating system, indicating that the stock has strong potential to outperform market expectations. Related News: NXP Semiconductors Ramps Up Dividend By 50%, Boosts Share Buyback Plan Werner Bumps Up Quarterly Dividend By 11%; Street Sees 8% Upside Bally’s Posts Surprise 4Q Profit But Misses On Revenues; Shares Drop 6% More recent articles from Smarter Analyst: Hibbett 4Q Profit Exceeds Estimates As E-commerce Sales Boom; Shares Tank 4% Soliton Posts Smaller-Than-Feared 4Q Loss; Street Sees 75% Upside Ruth’s Hospitality Pops 6.1% As 4Q Profit Tops Estimates Broadcom’s 1Q Profit Soars 26%; Revenue Guidance Tops Estimates
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Mar. 7—Katie Cecil wasn't expecting to be one of the 16 individuals chosen for Kentucky Farm Bureau's 2021-22 Leadership Enhancement for Agricultural Development (LEAD) program. Cecil, who's part of Cecil Farms on Mulligan Road in western Daviess County, said she was nominated for the program but also knew she was competing against people across the state for a limited number of spots. "I was ...
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