Characters from Minecraft are joining Nintendo’s All-Stars on the battlefield in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Characters from Minecraft are joining Nintendo’s All-Stars on the battlefield in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
The ageless Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 39, is leading Italy's notoriously defensive Serie A in goals after scoring six times in just three games for AC Milan.
"The U.S. is now seeing a pretty widespread transmission across the board,” said William Hanage, an associate professor of epidemiology.
In this age of mobile social computing, we’re figuring out how to vote, entertain, teach, learn, and commit to meaningful change. Particularly noticeable was Joe Biden’s response to a series of back and forths when the moderator asked if he had any further response.
GOP-friendly voices far outweigh liberals in driving conversations on hot topics leading up to the election, a POLITICO analysis shows.
The two-part Netflix series, starring Christian Serratos as the Latinx pop icon, is due out Dec. 4.
J.R. Smith reveals on the 'All Things Covered' podcast that ex-Cavaliers teammate Sam Dekker was the only teammate he didn't like.
With Republicans securing the necessary votes for the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, Justice Clarence Thomas is expected to administer the official constitutional oath to Barrett at the White House later Monday night, a senior White House official told ABC News. Supreme Court justices are required to take two oaths before they may execute the duties of their appointed office: the constitutional oath and the judicial oath. Earlier Monday, President Donald Trump said the White House would "probably" host an event "later on this evening" if Barrett is confirmed.
As previously announced, on October 7, 2020, the Board of Directors (the "Board") of Bluestem Group Inc. ("Bluestem Group" or the "Company") declared a special cash distribution of $0.462 per share of the Company’s outstanding common stock and Series A Participating Convertible Preferred Stock (the "Special Distribution"). The purpose of this press release is to clarify that the Company does not expect the Special Distribution to be paid from current or accumulated earnings and profits. The Special Distribution will be payable on November 9, 2020 to holders of record at the close of business on October 27, 2020.
When the San Francisco 49ers lost back-to-back home games to Philadelphia and Miami it appeared as if the season could be spiraling out of control for the defending NFC champions. Coach Kyle Shanahan saw enough glimmers of hope in those two losses to believe a turnaround was possible and the team has done just that with convincing wins the past two weeks over the Rams and New England. “I understood why we didn’t win those games, but it wasn’t anything to panic about,” Shanahan said Monday a day after San Francisco beat the Patriots 33-6.
Atlanta rapper Silento was arrested on Friday and accused of driving 143 mph on Interstate 85, according to authorities.
‘Obviously, I’m not making crazy money, but my family is secure. I feel incredibly protective and heartbroken of their missed dreams and destroyed lives.’
Kiffin criticized the officiating after Saturday's loss to Auburn when a potential TD for the Rebels wasn't reviewed.
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(Bloomberg) -- At least 23 coronavirus cases in Minnesota have been linked to President Donald Trump’s campaign events in the state. His Democratic opponent, Joe Biden, told voters in Pennsylvania that he has no plans to end fracking, a key industry in the state. And Trump’s decision to walk out of a ‘60 Minutes’ interview didn’t deter viewers.There are eight days until Election Day and 49 days until the Electoral College meets.Other Developments:Trump Mocks Harris, Pelosi, Guthrie But Says Women Support HimVote-by-Mail Window May Be Closed With Postal Service Still SlowBiden Pulling Off a Strategy Clinton Couldn’t in 2016: Recreate Obama’s MapTrump’s Rural Edge Shrinks With Enthusiasm Fading in Key StatesMinnesota Virus Cases Are Linked to Trump EventsThe Minnesota Department of Health has linked coronavirus outbreaks across the state in September to three Trump campaign events and a protest at one of the president’s rallies.In all, at least 23 Covid-19 cases and two hospitalizations stemmed from the campaign events; four additional cases were traced to the protest. The data contradicts repeated claims by Trump that his large, often maskless rallies do not lead to outbreaks because they are held outside.A Trump rally held outdoors at an airport in Bemidji, Minnesota on Sept. 18 resulted in 16 cases and two hospitalizations; four more cases stemmed from a counterprotest nearby. Less than a week later on Sept. 24, three cases were reported stemming from a speech by Vice President Mike Pence at the Minneapolis airport hotel. A Trump rally held at the Duluth Airport on Sept. 30 led to four more cases.The coronavirus is surging across the U.S., particularly in the upper Midwest. As of Monday night, there have been 8,690,143 cases and 225,588 deaths. The U.S. added 60,683 cases on Monday, down from a new peak recorded two days earlier of 85,317. There have been 135,372 reported cases in Minnesota and 2,406 deaths. -- Emma KineryBiden Rebuffs Trump’s Claim He Plans to End Fracking (5:14 p.m.)Biden reiterated to Pennsylvania voters that he wouldn’t end fracking, countering repeated accusations from Trump that he intended to curtail a vital industry in the battleground state.“Let me make it clear: I’m not shutting down oil fields, I’m not eliminating fracking,” Biden told reporters during a stop in Chester, Pennsylvania. “I’m investing in clean energy and we’re going to make sure we don’t continue to subsidize the oil companies.”The Democratic nominee and his running mate Kamala Harris have both repeatedly sought to clarify that they wouldn’t eliminate fracking. The Trump campaign has seized on comments Biden made said in a presidential debate on Thursday, when he said that he “would transition from the oil industry, yes” and added that fracking would be replaced by renewable energy over time.During two rallies in Pennsylvania on Monday, Trump streamed a campaign video of Biden’s comments for the crowd, calling his opponent’s stance “an existential crisis for the state.”Trump campaign adviser Jason Miller said in a call with reporters Monday that “we believe that Joe Biden made a fatal mistake in last Thursday’s debate and this will definitely cost them one if not, multiple states.” Biden has pledged that a fracking ban would be limited to federal land and would not destroy the oil and gas sector. -- Misyrlena EgkolfopoulouTrump’s ‘60 Minutes’ Interview Draws Big Audience, Even After Walkout (4:30 p.m.)The interviews with Trump and Biden on “60 Minutes” on Sunday attracted 16.8 million viewers, the largest audience for the program since it featured the adult film actress Stormy Daniels in March 2018, CBS said.The episode Sunday also featured interviews with Vice President Mike Pence and running mate Kamala Harris.The viewership on Sunday was well above the show’s average audience of 10.3 million. The episode featuring Daniels, who alleged that she had an affair with Trump, attracted more than 22 million viewers.Trump walked out of the taped interview with Lesley Stahl, and the White House later released clips of it before it was aired, complaining that it was “fake and biased.” Stahl was asking the president when he plans to release his health care plan and what it contains when he ended the session. -- Emma KineryTrump Has Slight Lead in Texas, Breaking Dead-Heat Streak (14:59 p.m.)Trump leads Biden by 4 percentage points in Texas in a New York Times/Siena College poll released Monday, after three other polls in the past week found the candidates statistically tied in the Republican stronghold.Trump leads Biden 47% to 43% in the Times poll, which has a margin of error of 3.8 percentage points. The poll, conducted Oct. 20-25, shows Trump losing ground with key demographics of his base: the president won white college-educated voters in Texas by a margin of 24 percentage points in 2016; The Times poll shows him leading with the group by 2 points.Hispanic voters in Texas still largely back Biden 57% to 34%, but the former vice president’s margin is narrower than Hillary Clinton’s in 2016. Hispanic voters in the poll report they voted for Clinton by a margin of 60% to 29%.Texas hasn’t elected a Democrat statewide since 1994 and hasn’t voted for a Democratic presidential candidate since Jimmy Carter.On Sunday, a poll by the Dallas Morning News/UT Tyler found Biden leading Trump by 2 percentage points among registered voters, 46% to 44%, and by a margin of 3 percentage points among all likely voters, 48% to 45%. Both results were within the margins of error. A Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday found the candidates tied 47% to 47% among likely voters. -- Emma KineryTrump Boasts About Being Ahead in GOP Bastion Montana (1:34 p.m.)Trump flaunted being ahead in the polls in Montana, a state that hasn’t gone for a Democratic presidential nominee since 1992.At a campaign event in Allentown, Pennsylvania, on Monday, Trump said he’s doing well in polls in three traditionally Republican states.“In Montana we’re so far up they don’t even -- they shouldn’t even have the election,” he said. “Likewise in Utah, so far up we’re plus 12, plus 15. In West Virginia, we’re 20 up -- 20 points up. These are just -- they came out today.”But Trump’s advantage in Montana is much narrower than in 2016, when he won the state with a 20-point lead. A recent poll by the New York Times/Siena College showed him ahead of Biden by just 6 percentage points.With a competitive Senate race and an open governor’s race on the ballot as well, the state is also showing signs of a high-turnout election, with early votes already accounting for 70% of the total number of ballots cast there in 2016. -- Justin SinkBiden Has an Ad for Just About Everybody (9:50 a.m.)Flush with cash, the Biden campaign isn’t just running a lot of ads, it’s running a lot of different ads.On Monday alone, the campaign released ads featuring an Iraq War veteran talking about Biden’s support of mine-resistant vehicles, a Pennsylvania veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder and the parents of a cancer survivor talking about Obamacare.It also released ads featuring Biden talking about being a “union man,” an older woman talking about Social Security and a Pittsburgh iron worker talking about infrastructure as Bruce Springsteen songs play.It also released separate ads featuring a Michigan bartender, an Arizona hair salon owner, a Michigan truck driver, a former Wisconsin dairy farmer and a restaurant owner talking about the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on their jobs.Biden can make all these ads because his blockbuster fundraising left him with $107 million in cash more than Trump in the final weeks of the campaign.Trump and Biden Are Tied in Georgia (7:20 a.m.)Biden will visit Atlanta on Tuesday, as a new poll shows the presidential race is essentially tied in Georgia.In a survey by the University of Georgia’s School of Public and International Affairs released Monday, 47% of likely voters backed Biden and 46% supported Trump, within the margin of error. Georgia has not voted for a Democratic presidential nominee since 1992.The survey also showed competitive Senate races, with Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff essentially tied with Senator David Perdue, 46%-45%, but still below the 50% threshold to avoid a runoff in January.In Georgia’s second Senate race, 34% backed Democrat Raphael Warnock, pastor of the Ebenezer Baptist Church; 21% supported Representative Doug Collins and 20% backed incumbent Senator Kelly Loeffler, with 14% saying they were undecided.The poll of 1,145 likely voters in Georgia was conducted Oct. 14-23. It has a margin of error of plus or minus four percentage points.Early Voting Surpasses 2016 Total With a Week Left to Go (6:52 a.m.)More Americans have voted early already than did before the 2016 election.With eight days until the election, 59.4 million people have cast ballots in-person at early voting centers or by mail, according to the U.S. Elections Project.That’s more than the roughly 58 million who voted before Election Day in the last presidential ballot.It’s not yet clear whether the surge in early voting will reflect higher turnout overall or whether most early voters would have cast ballots on Election Day regardless.The pool of early voters skews heavily Democratic, however, with 49% of returned ballots in states that identify party ID coming from Democrats, 28% from Republicans and 22% from independents, according to the Elections Project.Biden Picks Up Endorsement From Conservative NewspaperA prominent conservative newspaper endorsed Biden Sunday, the first time it has backed a Democrat in more than a century.In its endorsement, the editorial board of the New Hampshire Union-Leader praised Trump’s judicial appointments, tax policy and accomplishments in the Middle East but said that his handling of the national debt and the coronavirus and his demeanor made him a bad choice.“President Trump is not always 100% wrong, but he is 100% wrong for America,” the editorial board wrote.The Union-Leader endorsed former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie in the 2016 Republican presidential primary, then broke with tradition in the general election to back Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson.Biden Gets More Pro Wrestlers in His CornerTrump, whose Atlantic City casino hosted Wrestlemania and who had cameos at several wrestling matches, may be in the WWE Hall of Fame, but it’s Biden who has racked up the endorsements lately.In a one-minute ad, former pro wrestler Dave Bautista, best known for playing Drax the Destroyer in “Guardians of the Galaxy,” says Trump is “someone who portrays himself as a tough guy.”“It’s easy to lie to people. It’s easy to bully people. That does not make you a tough guy,” he says.Former pro wrestlers Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Mick “Mankind” Foley have also endorsed Biden, although the president still has the support of WWE CEO Vince McMahon, whose wife, Linda, served in Trump’s Cabinet.COMING UPTrump is holding several rallies a day in key battleground states. Biden travels to Georgia on Tuesday.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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Iran’s foreign minister used his speech for the 75th anniversary of the United Nations to accuse the United States of initiating or joining eight wars since 200 that displaced 37 million people and resulted in the loss of hundreds of thousands of innocent lives and “unprecedented extremism.” Mohammad Javad Zarif said in a virtual speech to the U.N. General Assembly that it was time for the 193-member world body “to recommit itself to stand up -- united -- against unilateralism and war” promoted by the United States.
(Bloomberg) -- Jack Ma’s Ant Group Co. is set to raise about $34.5 billion through initial public offerings in Shanghai and Hong Kong, a blockbuster listing that will rank as the biggest IPO ever and make it one of the most valuable finance firms on the planet.The fintech giant will have a market value of about $315 billion based on filings Monday, about the same valuation as JPMorgan Chase & Co. and four times larger than Goldman Sachs Group Inc. The sale vaults Ma’s fortune above the Walmart Inc. heirs.The IPO is attracting interest from some of the world’s biggest money managers, and sparking a frenzy among individual investors in China clamoring for a piece of the sale. In the preliminary price consultation of its Shanghai IPO, institutional investors subscribed for over 76 billion shares, more than 284 times the initial offline offering tranche, according to Ant’s Shanghai offering announcement.“This was the first time such a big listing, the largest in human history, was priced outside New York City,” billionaire founder Ma told the Bund Summit in Shanghai Saturday. “We wouldn’t have dared to think about it five years, or even three years ago.”The strong demand puts the much-anticipated IPO on track to surpass Saudi Aramco’s $29 billion sale last year. Ant priced its Shanghai stock at 68.8 yuan ($10.27) apiece and its Hong Kong shares at HK$80 ($10.32) each. The company may raise another $5.17 billion if it exercises the option to sell additional shares to meet demand, known as the greenshoe.This is “a homecoming for capital markets in Shanghai and Hong Kong,” said John Ho, founder of Janchor Partners. Ho, who invested $400 million in Ant two years ago, added that he’s trying to secure a bigger allocation of the Hong Kong shares and that being able to invest in Ant “is priceless.”T. Rowe Price Group Inc., UBS Asset Management and FMR LLC, the parent of Fidelity Investments, are among the money managers angling for a piece of the deal, a person familiar with the matter has said. Hong Kong stockbrokers are so confident Ant IPO will go smoothly that they’re offering to let mom-and-pop investors buy the stock with as much as 20 times leverage.“The investment thesis of Ant is a systemic valuation transfer from mainstream Chinese financial institutions such as banks to a platform that’s data-driven, with a huge network effect, and enjoying almost zero marginal costs of cross-selling,” said Nick Xiao, CEO of Hywin International, the Hong Kong arm of Hywin Wealth that’s helping rich individuals buy shares of Ant. “Every bank and securities house and fund manager will have to plug into it, while every consumer, corporate or individual, cannot live without it.”The fintech giant that runs the Alipay platform is charging ahead with its landmark offering just days ahead of the U.S. election. The Hong Kong trading debut will be on Nov. 5., only two days after the U.S. vote, an event that could spark market volatility if the vote is disputed or counting delayed.Ant has picked China International Capital Corp. and CSC Financial Co. to lead its Shanghai leg of the IPO. CICC, Citigroup Inc., JPMorgan. and Morgan Stanley are heading the Hong Kong offering. Existing Ant shareholders won’t be able to sell shares for six months, according to the filings.The company will issue no more than 1.67 billion shares in China, equivalent to 5.5% of the total outstanding before the greenshoe, according to its prospectus on the Shanghai stock exchange. It will issue the same amount for the Hong Kong offering, or about 3.3 billion shares in total.Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., which was co-founded by Ma and currently owns about a third of Ant, has agreed to subscribe for 730 million of the Shanghai shares, which will be listed in Shanghai under the ticker “688688,” according to the prospectus. Alibaba will hold about 32% of Ant shares after the IPO.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.
The three-judge panel for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals said in a brief order the government had not demonstrated it would "suffer an imminent, irreparable injury during the pendency of this appeal, which is being expedited." On Friday, a U.S. judge in San Francisco rejected a Justice Department request to reverse her decision preventing the WeChat ban.
FIBRA Prologis (BMV: FIBRAPL 14), a leading owner and operator of Class-A industrial real estate in Mexico, today declared Carlos Elizondo Mayer-Serra has been appointed as a new independent member of the Technical Committee replacing Armando Garza Sada, who resigned in order to pursue other interests.