NBA Fearless Forecast Weekly Rank: 88
NBA Fearless Forecast Weekly Rank: 88
England will launch the next phase of its vaccination programme on Monday, offering doses to people aged 70 and above, as well as those seen as extremely vulnerable clinically. Europe's biggest vaccination programme so far had focused on people aged 80 and older as well as frontline healthcare workers. The government wanted all adults to have been offered a first vaccination by September, health minister Matt Hancock said.
So what does a 50-50 Senate get President-elect Joe Biden? Washington has barely had time to process the implications of Democratic control after two Georgia runoff elections that are delivering the Senate to Democrats. The unexpected new balance of power giving Democrats only the barest control of Congress has big consequences for the president-elect — easy confirmation of his Cabinet most importantly — but the road ahead for his ambitious legislative agenda remains complicated and murky.
Martin Luther King asked: “How long will it take?”
The border closure is likely to remain even with widespread vaccinations, a top official says.
(Bloomberg) -- Samsung Electronics Co. heir Jay Y. Lee was sentenced to two years and six months in prison over bribery charges, concluding a years-long graft trial that inflamed outrage over the cozy relationships between government and business.Monday’s sentencing lands the top decision maker at the world’s biggest electronics company behind bars at a time of unprecedented global uncertainty. The Seoul High Court first jailed Lee in 2017 after convicting the billionaire for his role in a corruption scandal that toppled former president Park Geun-hye. The Samsung Group’s de facto leader served a year in prison but was released in February 2018 after his original five-year term was halved and suspended. The Supreme Court overturned that verdict and ordered a retrial in 2019.Lee, 52, has been embroiled in a legal fight that started four years ago and stemmed from a controversial merger in 2015. The Samsung executive was accused of offering horses and other payments to a friend of the former president to win support for his formal succession at the corporation. The Supreme Court upheld a 20-year prison term for Park last week, citing wide-ranging charges including bribery related to Samsung.Shares of Samsung Electronics fell nearly 4% after the sentence was read out loud.Why Jail Threat Hangs Over Samsung Billionaire Again: QuickTakeThe ruling creates a vacuum atop the world’s largest producer of memory chips, smartphones and consumer appliances at a time the Covid-19 pandemic is exacerbating rising uncertainty around the U.S.-Chinese relationship and intensifying competition. While Samsung’s daily business is run by an army of managers, Lee’s absence may stall or complicate massive investments or strategic longer-term moves. The executive plays an active role at the company, frequently joining government-related and public events after he was released from the prison.During the last hearing on Dec. 30, Lee read out a lengthy personal apology over the case -- reiterating pledges he first made in May -- stressing his effort to make Samsung company great while pledging not to repeat past wrongdoings, and pledging not to pass down power to his children. Lee’s ascension to the chairmanship of Samsung after his father’s death in October is likely to be delayed until he goes free.Separately, he faces another case related to a controversial merger between Samsung C&T and Cheil Industries in 2015, centered on allegations ranging from violation of capital markets law to a breach of duty. Lee will have to attend hearings in that case from jail.(Updates with Samsung shares falling in 4th paragraph)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.
Russian president’s most determined foe detained minutes after landing at Moscow
Lamar Jackson and Patrick Mahomes were concussed, costly turnovers are one team's undoing and Aaron Rodgers continues his MVP campaign. (Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports)
As he was preparing to leave the White House in January 1989, President Ronald Reagan wanted to leave a note for his successor, George H.W. Bush, and reached for a pad emblazoned with a cartoon by humorist Sandra Boynton under the phrase, “Don’t Let the Turkeys Get You Down.” Thus was born the tradition of departing presidents leaving a handwritten note in the Oval Office for their successors. President Donald Trump has refused to accept the results of November’s election and vowed not to attend Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday.
In what their owner considers an unlikely friendship, a chicken was filmed riding on the back of a horse on a farm in Cranbrook, Tasmania.Tracey Johnston filmed her Friesian thoroughbred-cross, named Reinah, calmly moving around a paddock with the chicken on its back.“I have never seen this happen before!” Johnston told Storyful. “If you knew the mood of Reinah you’d know this is an unusual event. If that horse didn’t want a chook on its back, there would not be a chook on its back!”Johnston told Storyful her pet beagle likely scared the chicken, forcing the bird to jump onto the safety of the horse’s back.“I could hear the chook making a ruckus and I walked outside and the chook was sitting on the horse” Johnston said. Credit: Tracey Johnston via Storyful
A Philadelphia man is facing murder charges in connection with the killing of a Temple University grad who was gunned down while walking his dog.
Authorities say the L452R variant of COVID-19 was first identified last year and is different than the B.1.1.7 variant first detected in the United Kingdom.
Brandon Staley won't have to move that far for his first head coaching opportunity. Staley agreed to become the Los Angeles Chargers' coach on Sunday night after one season as the defensive coordinator for the crosstown Rams. The Chargers made the decision to hire Staley after their second interview with him.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Marcus Morris Sr. scored a season-high 20 points to lead seven players in double figures, and the Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Indiana Pacers 129-96 on Sunday night for their first four-game winning streak of the season.
The emerging pharmaceutical company has recently announced that their new product Keto Wave advanced weight loss formula has become quite the stage performer in the market. There are many users actively using this product for getting the perfect shape for their bodies. According to the makers, the supplement works on making sure that the body burns off fat with the help of ketosis. Ketosis has become the topic of all eyes these days since it is a newly discovered fat-burning solution for getting a better shape. People have been using this supplement for quite a while and it has been able to help people get a more active shape. Its usage enhances the flow of blood in the body with the help of nourishment. The major portion of helping the body gain better shape is by making sure that the body gets a better RBC count. With the help of better RBC count, the oxygen level also gets increased and as per the researchers behind Keto Wave, oxygen helps in the combustion process for fat burning. The product makes the body use carbs as a source of muscle growth rather than energy production.
Mfiondu Kabengele (LA Clippers) with a block vs the Indiana Pacers, 01/17/2021
\- Acquires 45% of OML 17 from Shell, Total and ENI\- Existing Production Capacity of 27,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day Estimated 2P Reserves of 1. In addition, TNOG Oil and Gas Limited will have sole operatorship of the asset.
Patrick Beverley (LA Clippers) with a 2-pointer vs the Indiana Pacers, 01/17/2021
Ivica Zubac (LA Clippers) with a dunk vs the Indiana Pacers, 01/17/2021
Harvest volumes Q4 2020 (1) Farming Norway78.5 thousand tonnesFarming Scotland13.0 thousand tonnesFarming Canada12.5 thousand tonnesFarming Chile20.5 thousand tonnesFarming Ireland1.0 thousand tonnesFarming Faroes1.5 thousand tonnesTotal127.0 thousand tonnes In connection with the presentation of the Q3 2020 results, Mowi ASA guided a total harvest volume of 128.9 thousand tonnes (GWE) for Q4 2020. Note: (1) The harvest volumes are provided in gutted weight equivalents (GWE). The figures include salmonid species only. Additional information Operational EBIT for the Group was approximately EUR 49 million in Q4 2020 (EUR 166 million in Q4 2019). Blended Farming cost per kg harvested was EUR 4.28, a reduction from EUR 4.40 in Q4 2019. Blended Farming cost for the third quarter 2020 was EUR 4.23 per kg. Total Operational EBIT per kg through the value chain was approximately as follows: NorwayEUR 0.75ScotlandEUR 1.55CanadaEUR -1.10ChileEUR -0.50IrelandEUR 2.60FaroesEUR -0.75 Operational EBIT in Consumer Products was EUR 35 million and Feed EUR 14 million in Q4 2020. Reported financial net interest-bearing debt (NIBD) was approximately EUR 1 460 million at the end of the quarter (excluding IFRS 16 effects). The complete Q4 2020 report will be released on 17 February at 06:30 CET. Please refer to the Annual Report for detailed descriptions and reconciliations of non-IFRS measures such as Operational EBIT and NIBD. This information is subject to the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.
Paul George (LA Clippers) with a dunk vs the Indiana Pacers, 01/17/2021