Jaden McDaniels (Minnesota Timberwolves) with a dunk vs the Charlotte Hornets, 03/03/2021
Jaden McDaniels (Minnesota Timberwolves) with a dunk vs the Charlotte Hornets, 03/03/2021
China, the world's largest developing country, has reaffirmed that its CO2 emissions will peak before 2030 and carbon neutrality will be achieved before 2060.
MicroTransponder Inc., today announced that the pivotal clinical trial results for the Company's investigational Vivistim® Paired Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS) System have been published in The Lancet. Each year in the US, 50-60% of the 658,000 stroke survivors have upper extremity motor deficits that persist for many months to years after their stroke. The Lancet reports that patients receiving Vivistim® Paired VNS™ System therapy showed 2-3 times the improvement in upper extremity motor impairment and function compared to controls that received intense rehabilitation alone.
The Biden administration today pledged to reduce U.S. economy-wide carbon emissions to around 50 percent below 2005 levels by 2030. The goal amounts to a 2 gigaton (Gt) reduction in annual, energy-related U.S. carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 2030 – triple the rate (3X) of carbon reduction achieved from 2005 to 2020, when annual emissions were reduced by 1 Gt.
The former "Bachelorette" star will be taking over for Chris Harrison.
* Graphic: World FX rates https://tmsnrt.rs/2RBWI5E * Dollar in tight range before Fed meeting * Euro down after Lagarde curbs tapering speculation * Commodity prices hold key for commodity currencies By Stanley White TOKYO, April 23 (Reuters) - The dollar was hemmed into a narrow trading range on Friday as traders contemplate the next moves by major central banks ahead of a U.S. Federal Reserve meeting next week. The euro nursed losses after European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde squashed expectations that policymakers will start to consider a tapering of bond purchases due to an improving economic outlook. Fed Chairman Jerome Powell is likely to repeat Lagarde's message that talk of tapering is premature, which would put downward pressure on Treasury yields and cap the dollar's gains against most currencies.
Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - April 22, 2021) - Lions Bay Capital Inc. (TSXV: LBI) ("Lions Bay" or the "Company") announces that the Company has arranged a subsequent advance of USD $500,000 from Riverfort Global Capital Ltd. on behalf of Riverfort Global Opportunities PCC Ltd. (the "Lender") on the previously announced secured loan facility (see news release on March 15, 2018) and amended on July 4, 2019. The proceeds of this advance will be ...
Brandon Saad (Colorado Avalanche) with a Goal vs. St. Louis Blues, 04/22/2021
"She was crying. She was afraid of getting in trouble for getting her hair cut," Jimmy Hoffmeyer revealed about the day his daughter Jurnee's hair was cut
President Biden is getting mixed marks for his reliance on industry insiders to staff his administration during its first 100 days.Why it matters: Progressives have leaned on the new president to limit the revolving door between industry and government. A new report from the Revolving Door Project praises him on that front but highlights key hires it deems ethically questionable.Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free.What they're saying: "Biden has proven to be the least-captured and most public-oriented president of any of our lifetimes," says the group, a project of progressive think tank, the Center for Economic and Policy Research. That said, "the bar is low."Its new report gives Biden an overall grade of B-, praising his hiring in areas including energy and environmental policy, financial regulation and tech policy.“President Biden has instituted what one leading expert called the 'strongest, most ambitious' ethics plan in the history of the White House, and our administration has worked hard to put in place leaders across government who will put the American people first in any decision they make," White House spokesman Mike Gwin said in a statement on the report.At the same time, the report knocks his administration for drawing talent from the "military-industrial complex.""Biden’s pick of Lloyd Austin — a former Raytheon board member— has done little to challenge the military-industrial complex when it comes to staffing the administration," the Revolving Door Project says.It also calls out hires from defense contractor-funded think tanks, such as the Center for a New American Security, which previously employed Biden intelligence director Avril Haines, and the Center for Strategic and International Studies, which employed top Pentagon official Kathleen Hicks.The Revolving Door Project is particularly harsh on the Biden administration's self-imposed restrictions on registered lobbyists."They were exploiting a common misconception of how Washington’s influence industry works: Many of corporate America’s most powerful political hatchet-men never register as lobbyists," the report notes.While former registered lobbyists in Biden's administration are rare, it has drawn talent at the highest levels from firms that monetize political connections, such as WestExec Advisors.The consultancy was co-founded by Secretary of State Antony Blinken and also employed Haines.Yes, but: While the Revolving Door Project is largely laudatory of administration hiring practices, it credits Biden for drawing from a different sort of revolving door.Biden gets Bs for hiring talent from organizations more commonly favored by progressives, such as labor and public-interest nonprofits.Anti-revolving door measures imposed by a Biden executive order in January make explicit allowances for conflicts with such organizations.The administration also has waived ethics rules for a number of officials with those sorts of conflicts.Like this article? Get more from Axios and subscribe to Axios Markets for free.
The Jan. 6 insurrection was a "shock to the system," propelling members of Congress toward the goal of shoring up America's ability to compete with China, Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) told Axios during an interview Thursday.Why it matters: Competition between China's authoritarian model and the West's liberal democratic one is likely to define the 21st century. A bipartisan response would help the U.S. present a united front.Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free.Driving the news: Three major bipartisan bills targeting China's influence and strengthening America's response are now working their way through Congress and expected to pass.The Strategic Competition Act would allocate hundreds of millions of dollars to a raft of new initiatives aimed at helping the U.S. succeed in long-term ideological, military, economic and technological competition with China. It was passed by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday and now heads to the Senate floor.The Endless Frontier Act calls for $100 billion in funding for technology research to boost U.S. innovation, as China aims to become the world leader in emerging technologies.Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) have reintroduced a bill to study the United States’ "overreliance on foreign countries and the impact of foreign direct investment on the U.S. pharmaceutical industry and DNA analysis industries" — with a special eye on China.What they're saying: “The harrowing experience of Jan. 6, the sharp divisions we saw in our election last year, and the rise of a more aggressive and assertive China and Russia, has really helped focus our country in the urgency in coming together and working to make a difference," Coons said.The Capitol siege on Jan. 6 was a "shock to the system that both hurt our reputation around the world as a functional democracy and made many of us here in Congress reflect on ways that we demonstrate we can legislate in ways that can solve people's problems."The Strategic Competition Act passed committee with a final vote of 21-1, which Coons said was "as robust and bipartisan an endorsement of a bill as I’ve ever seen here."Background: While in office, President Trump made countering China a big part of his agenda. And while there was bipartisan agreement Beijing was a growing problem, that didn't result in major legislation because there was so much tension between the two parties."President Trump took bold and aggressive steps to confront China’s economic and intellectual theft of our innovation ... but he did so in ways that genuinely divided us from our allies," Coons said.He said President Biden's approach focuses instead on bipartisanship and working with allies.The bottom line: "The first order of business for us is to invest in our own country and in strengthening our own democracy," Coons said.What to watch: The Strategic Competition Act codifies a bipartisan U.S. position on a range of China-related issues and telegraphs to U.S. allies the federal government is unified.Lawmakers agree that the two bills are only a start and that more action will be needed.More from Axios: Sign up to get the latest market trends with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free
Sebastian Aho (Carolina Hurricanes) with a Shorthanded Goal vs. Florida Panthers, 04/22/2021
Stocks reversed lower on President Biden's capital gains tax hike plan. Bitcoin, Intel, Snap and Skyworks moved late.
Data: Brennan Center for Justice at NYU Law; Cartogram: Michelle McGhee/AxiosGeorgia is not alone in passing a law adding voting restrictions, but other states are seeing a surge in provisions and proposals that would expand access to the polls, according to data from the Brennan Center for Justice.Driving the news: Just Wednesday, the New York State Assembly passed a bill to restore voting rights to convicted felons who have been released from prison.Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free.The number of restrictive voting bills matches or exceeds the number of expansive ones in several key battleground states like Georgia, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Michigan, Arizona and Wisconsin.Changes to the voting process could make the biggest difference in states with close elections.By the numbers: There were 361 state bills as of April 1 that could make it more difficult for some people to vote being considered across states, the Brennan Center data showed.Five have been enacted, and 55 have had some kind of committee action or passed at least one chamber.Most of the bills would limit the use of absentee voting, while others would impose stricter voter ID requirements.843 bills with provisions that would expand voting access have popped up across states. Nine have been enacted and 112 have had some movement through legislatures.While some states are moving to limit absentee voting, others are moving to expand access to it.More from Axios: Sign up to get the latest market trends with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free
Some key Republican senators won't rule out raising additional revenue from corporations, and told Axios they may be willing to close loopholes that allow big businesses to eliminate their overall tax bill.Why it matters: While President Biden’s proposal to raise the corporate tax rate from 21% to 28% to pay for his infrastructure plan has been met with near-uniform GOP opposition, there’s some appetite to ensure corporations pay more.Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free.“I'm willing to do some things on the revenue front if they can do some things on the-way-the-government-works front,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.).“The way you do that is you sort of put some limit on write-offs,” Graham added.“I believe everybody should pay their fair share,” said Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.). “I come from the world of small business. So, I scratch my head when big corporations don't pay their fair share of taxes.”Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) used the occasion to lobby for a flat tax.“I think the tax code is filled with loopholes and subsidies that aren't fair," he said. "The answer isn't to eliminate every exemption and keep rates high — that's a massive tax increase. The answer is to eliminate the exemptions and lower rates."The comments came the same day some Senate Republicans introduced their own infrastructure plan that included “protecting against any corporate or international tax increases.”Driving the news: The president has highlighted a study from the left-leaning Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy showing 55 corporations actually received $3.5 billion in tax rebates, instead of paying approximately $8.5 billion in taxes on some $40.5 billion in income. "It's just not fair. It's not fair to the rest of the American taxpayers," Biden said when he unveiled his corporate tax proposal on April 7.Go deeper: The president has proposed raising an additional $2 trillion from corporations by focusing on three areas.He wants to raise their basic tax rate from 21% to 28%.For U.S. multinationals, he plans to increase taxes on their foreign earnings from 10.5% to 21%.He has also proposed a 15% minimum tax he wants to apply to all corporations — a catchall to prevent companies from lowering their tax payments to zero.Be smart: While the president favors a 28% rate, Senate Democrats already appear to be settling on a 25% rate, as Axios reported this week.More from Axios: Sign up to get the latest market trends with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free
Leanbackplayer has released a summary of new findings on the psychology of gambling and how it affects the brain: https://www.leanbackplayer.com/psychology-casino-games/
Kehlani, who has long identified as queer and bisexual, proclaimed herself a lesbian via a TikTok post today (April 22). In her video, the singer and songwriter said, “I am gay, gay, gay. … I finally know I’m a lesbian.” The Oakland-born artist joked about coming out to her family as a lesbian. “We know, […]
Kyle Connor (Winnipeg Jets) with a Goal vs. Toronto Maple Leafs, 04/22/2021
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(Bloomberg) -- Partners Group Holding AG is considering a sale of content outsourcing company SPi Global, according to people familiar with the matter.The Swiss buyout firm is in the early stages of evaluating a potential sale amid interest from prospective buyers, the people said, asking not to be identified because the matter is private. A deal could value the business at $800 million to $1 billion or more, the people said.Other private equity firms and industry players have shown preliminary interest in acquiring SPi Global, the people said. No final decisions have been made, and Partners Group could still opt against a sale, the people said.A representative for Partners Group declined to comment.Founded in 1980 and headquartered in Paranaque City in the Philippines, SPi Global provides outsourcing services to financial services firms, education, science, technical and medical research publishers globally, according to its website. It employs more than 14,700 people in countries including the Philippines, India, China, Vietnam, the U.S., the U.K., and Nicaragua.Partners Group bought SPi Global from CVC Capital Partners in a 2017 deal valuing the firm at $330 million. Any transaction would add to the $17.4 billion in private-equity divestments of Asian companies over the past 12 months, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.SPi Global has expanded via acquisitions. Last year, it bought a majority stake in business-to-business edtech service provider LearningMate from India-focused private equity firm Helix Investments for an undisclosed amount.With about $109 billion in assets under management, Partners Group has been an active dealmaker this year. The firm and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, which were co-owners in GlobalLogic Inc., agreed to sell the U.S. software development company to Hitachi Ltd. for $8.5 billion.Partners Group is also in exclusive talks to sell Cerba HealthCare, a French laboratories firm which it owns together with Canada’s Public Sector Pension Investment Board, to buyout firm EQT AB in a deal valuing the company at about 4.5 billion euros ($5.3 billion) including debt, Bloomberg News has reported.(Updates with more details about SPi Global in fifth 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.