Music and sports converge with Eric Howk of Portland-based band Portugal. The Man checks in. And Steve Francis has a new project.
Music and sports converge with Eric Howk of Portland-based band Portugal. The Man checks in. And Steve Francis has a new project.
Brazil's government posted a primary budget surplus in January of 43.2 billion reais ($7.8 billion), Treasury figures showed on Thursday, down from the same month last year but still the second highest ever for that particular month. Treasury noted, however, that if the 542.7 billion reais of expenditure tackling the COVID-19 crisis in the 12 months through January is excluded, non-discretionary spending is on a "stable trajectory".
The 1990s shows will be rebooted for the new Paramount+ streaming site. So why all the nostalgia?
Groq Inc., a leading innovator in accelerators for artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and high performance computing, today announced the appointment of Andy Rappaport to its board of directors. Rappaport joins existing board members Stuart Pann and Jay Zaveri, extending the company's experience building technology leadership, creating a high-performing talent factory and expanding Groq's customer success.
Without Wall Street, our standard of living and overall prosperity would not be what they are today. Today, the U.S. stock market is valued at some $36 trillion which represents about half of the combined assets of 60 major world stock markets. U.S. publicly traded financial assets of $140 trillion in both stocks and bonds also underscore how important Wall Street is to our economy.
Just 4.6% of Latinos and 5.7% of Black Americans have received a dose, compared with 11.3% of white Americans A woman is given a vaccine in Louisville, Kentucky, on 12 February. Despite some progress access to the Covid vaccines is disproportionately low for Latino and Black Americans. Photograph: Jon Cherry/Getty Images Latino and Black Americans continue to be vaccinated against Covid at the lowest rate despite political promises to redress inequalities, new analysis reveals. Only 4.6% of Latinos and 5.7% of Black Americans have so far received a vaccine dose, compared with 11.3% of white Americans and 10.5% of Asian Americans, according to analysis by APM Research Lab shared exclusively with the Guardian. Pacific Islanders have the highest inoculation rate, according to the limited data available, with 16.3% (about one in six) already having received at least one dose. Maryland has vaccinated 43.4% of this population – the highest reported proportion of any community in any state. The second-highest rate is among Indigenous Americans, with 12.8% (one in eight) already having received at least one jab. Despite some progress, the available state health data clearly suggests that access to the Covid vaccines – just like testing and economic aid – is disproportionately low for Latino and Black Americans, the two largest minority communities in the US. The consequences of the inequitable vaccine rollout are bad for public health as pockets of high transmission could set back efforts to control the pandemic, according to Dr Kathleen Page, an infectious disease specialist at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. “It’s not just about equity; even if we want to be selfish, it doesn’t make sense as we’ll continue to see high transmission hotspots across the country and that’s where new variants will emerge.” A nurse gives Gustavo Hernandez the first dose of coronavirus vaccine at a pop-up vaccination site in the Bronx borough of New York on 31 January. Photograph: Mary Altaffer/AP Page added: “The inequity we see is not just about vaccine hesitancy – that’s just an excuse to blame the victims. It’s about very real obstacles and our broad-stroke approach to priority groups, which means high-risk people in Latino and Black communities don’t meet the criteria.” The white population is significantly older than other ethnic groups, and the elderly have been prioritized by every state. But deaths in the Latino population are concentrated among working-age groups. Overall, new Covid cases, hospitalizations and deaths are falling, but more than half a million Americans have already died, new variants are emerging and localized outbreaks are still occurring across the country. The pace of vaccine distribution has picked up since Joe Biden took office, and about 1.6m doses now being administered every day, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The data remains patchy, but overall, Pennsylvania is one of the worst-performing states, having vaccinated only 1.2% of Latino and 1.6% of Black residents. The vaccination rate for white Pennsylvanians is almost half the national average. In Georgia, only 5.8% of Black Americans and 1.7% of Latinos have received at least one dose of the vaccination compared with almost 13.4% of white residents. In California, 12.5% of Asian Americans and 12.7% of white Americans have received a shot compared with 5.7% of Latino and 7.4% of Black Americans. For Indigenous peoples, the standout states are Virginia, where healthcare workers have given almost 37% of Native people at least one dose, and Alaska, with 32%. This compares with only 2.2% in Mississippi. News of the relatively fast vaccination rollout in Indian Country comes shortly after the Guardian revealed that indigenous Americans are dying from Covid faster than any other community in the US. Recent polling suggests vaccine hesitancy is low among American Indians and Alaskan Natives compared with other groups. Page’s targeted approach to vaccinations would increase outreach efforts in localized hotspots. Here, the criteria currently being used to prioritize eligibility would be relaxed in order to include high-risk people, such as those living in overcrowded housing, those without email access, those who speak limited English and people with undiagnosed medical conditions like diabetes, currently excluded – and their families. So far, only 27 states and the District of Columbia have published some comparable data about the number and share of their racial and ethnic communities who have received one or both vaccine doses. New York, Illinois, New Mexico, Minnesota and Washington are among the states that have not released ethnicity data, making it impossible to hold officials to account.
U.S. officials on Thursday brought a first group of people from the Matamoros migrant camp at Mexico's border with Texas into the United States, where they will be allowed to carry out their asylum applications, migrant rights organizations said. Some camp residents have lived there for more than a year under former President Donald Trump's controversial Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) program requiring asylum seekers to wait in Mexico for U.S. court hearings.
Here's a hint: It was bad enough that Norwegian Cruise stock is down 5.7% in 12:15 p.m. EST trading -- and bad enough to drag down Carnival (4.3%) and Royal Caribbean (6.1%) right beside it. Last but not least -- and disappointingly for all cruise stock investors, I fear -- Norwegian had little to tell us about hoped-for "technical regulations" from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Winn-Dixie on Thursday announced that it will be expanding its COVID-19 vaccine rollout to include additional Florida counties and two dozen more stores in an effort to “reach even more underserved communities.”
Icertis, the contract intelligence company that pushes the boundaries of what's possible with contract lifecycle management (CLM), today announced its platform was recognized as a leader in Forrester's recent report, The Forrester Wave™: Contract Lifecycle Management For All Contracts, Q1 2021. The report credits Icertis' laser focus for its position as a leader, also noting its advanced AI capabilities, high-profile customer list, and giving it the highest score possible in the partner ecosystem criterion.
Education and EdTech Industry Leader To Spearhead Research and Product Innovation Janine Walker Caffrey Janine Walker Caffrey appointed chief research officer at Reading Plus WINOOSKI, Vt., Feb. 25, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Reading Plus, an evidence-based online program that uses personalized instruction to improve students’ reading proficiency, today announced the appointment of Janine Walker Caffrey, Ed.D., to chief research officer. Walker Caffrey will lead research efforts to elevate the company’s literacy offerings. “Janine has dedicated her whole career to improving education and is an excellent addition to our executive leadership team,” said Steven Guttentag, CEO of Reading Plus. “Having worked both in the classroom and in senior leadership roles in districts and education organizations, her expertise will be key in ensuring Reading Plus continues to exceed the needs of today’s teachers and students.”Walker Caffrey is a long-time advocate for children’s literacy instruction. She served as both a special education and English as a second language teacher, held superintendent roles in New York City and New Jersey, and founded a school dedicated to the arts in Florida. Walker Caffrey spent a decade as the vice president and director of education at AMIkids and also worked with the New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning. Prior to joining Reading Plus, she was the chief executive officer at digital reading assessment company Lexplore, Inc.“One of my greatest passions is helping children become stronger readers,” said Walker Caffrey. “I am excited to lead Reading Plus’s innovative research team and ensure all students have access to targeted instruction grounded in the science of reading.” Walker Caffrey earned a doctorate in educational leadership from Nova Southeastern University, a Master of Business Administration from the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School, and a master’s degree in educational administration from Penn State University. To learn more about the benefits of Reading Plus, visit www.readingplus.com. ABOUT READING PLUSReading Plus is an evidence-based, online program that provides personalized instruction and intervention for students, improving reading proficiency between 2.0 to 2.5 grade levels in a single school year. Reading Plus develops comprehension, vocabulary, motivation and stamina, while also going beyond the offerings of other literacy programs by addressing silent reading fluency. It supports students with diverse needs, including multilingual learners, students who qualify for special education services, RTI/MTSS tiers 1-3, and advanced readers. Reading Plus provides educators with an easy-to-use management and reporting system, extensive resources to guide differentiated instruction, professional development, and highly rated customer support. The Reading Plus program is used in more than 5,000 schools nationally, helping over 1 million students become confident, lifelong readers. For more information, visit www.readingplus.com. A photo accompanying this announcement is available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/6f93e5d7-b516-4254-b04d-5047bf56928a CONTACT: Press Contact Kelsey BaRoss RoseComm for Reading Plus 201-450-2716 firstname.lastname@example.org
The average rate on the 30-year fixed mortgage — the most common home loan — jumped to 2.97% from 2.81% the week before, according to Freddie Mac.
Brandon Ingram has a lot of confidence in his ability.
Buffalo Sabres defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen is putting behind the frightening two-week bout he had with COVID-19 by focusing his energy on getting back into game shape. “The way I think about it, it’s just a bump in the road, and it’s going to make me tougher and better,” Ristolainen said during a video conference call Thursday in his first comments since sharing his experience with the Finnish newspaper Ilta-Sanomat last week. The 26-year-old Ristolainen joined forward Taylor Hall as the first of eventually nine Sabres players placed on the NHL’s COVID-19 list starting on Feb. 2, immediately following a two-game series against the New Jersey Devils.
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The second women's collection from Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons mirrored their men's fall '21 show, from setting to suiting.
(Bloomberg) -- Tech shares led a rout in U.S. stocks while the selloff in global bonds deepened, with the benchmark Treasury yield hitting a one-year high and debt from the U.K. to Australia coming under pressure.The Nasdaq 100 fell about 3%, heading for the biggest drop since October, as investors rotate away from pandemic-era winners toward companies poised to benefit from an end to lockdowns. Ten stocks fell for every one that gained on the S&P 500. Cathie Wood’s ARK Innovation ETF extended its decline, leaving it 15% lower for the week. Stocks popular with the day-trader crowd surged once again, with GameStop Corp. up as much as 85%. European shares slumped.Ten-year Treasury yields added as much as 23 basis points to 1.6%, the highest since last February.Across markets, investors are betting on a sunnier outlook for the global economy, with U.S. jobless claims data the latest to support that idea. But some traders worry that resurgent growth is already priced into stocks, and they’re staring down the risk that accelerating inflation is just around the corner.“Interest rates are rising for good reasons right now and it’s because markets and the bond market are expecting us to return to good growth,” said Chris Gaffney, president of world markets at TIAA Bank. “The problem comes in when interest rates start rising for bad reasons -- and a bad reason would be that they expect inflation to start getting out of hand.”In remarks this week, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell offered reassurance that policy would continue to be supportive and look beyond a temporary pick-up in inflation, especially from a low base.That’s given the bond market enough reason to keep driving yields higher. The 10-year U.S. yield adjusted for inflation rose to its highest level in more than seven months, a warning sign for riskier assets that have benefited from exceptionally loose financial conditions amid the pandemic.Read more: Soaring U.S. Yields Send Risk Assets Warning as Real Rates RiseElsewhere in markets, Asian bourses closed broadly higher. Bitcoin traded just below $50,000.Some key events to watch this week:Finance ministers and central bankers from the Group of 20 will meet virtually Friday. U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen will be among the attendees.These are some of the main moves in markets:StocksThe S&P 500 Index fell 2.4% as of 1:05 p.m. New York time.The Stoxx Europe 600 Index fell 0.4%.The MSCI Asia Pacific Index surged 0.9%.The MSCI Emerging Market Index added 0.3%.CurrenciesThe Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index rose 0.5%.The euro climbed 0.5% to $1.2226.The British pound fell 0.5% to $1.4067.The Japanese yen weakened 0.4% to 106.27 per dollar.BondsThe yield on 10-year Treasuries increased 15 basis points to 1.52%.Germany’s 10-year yield jumped seven basis points to -0.23%.Britain’s 10-year yield increased five basis points to 0.78%.CommoditiesWest Texas Intermediate crude fell 0.1% to $63.19 a barrel.Gold weakened 2.1% to $1,766.47 an ounce.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.
The 80-year-old actor passed away peacefully after a long illness, his agent says.
The mayor also announced that Monahan would be joining his office, naming him Senior Advisor for Recovery, Safety, and Planning.
Consolidation is heating up in the cannabis sector as companies pursue scale to benefit from the coronavirus-driven surge in weed sales and likely relaxation of U.S. federal prohibitions after Joe Biden's win in the presidential election. Canadian pot producer Aphria Inc said in December it would merge with rival Tilray Inc, creating the world's largest cannabis producer by sales.
A former U.S. Olympics gymnastics coach being charged Thursday with crimes, including sexual assault, human trafficking and running a criminal enterprise is the latest fallout from the sexual abuse scandal involving former Michigan State University sports doctor Larry Nassar. John Geddert is accused of injuring people for years through forced labor and recruiting minors for forced labor, according to court documents. Nassar was convicted on charges related to his serial molestation of young women and girls under the guise of medical treatment.