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As coronavirus cases surge again nationwide, the Supreme Court late Wednesday temporarily barred New York from enforcing certain attendance limits at houses of worship in areas designated as hard hit by the virus. The justices split 5-4, with new Justice Amy Coney Barrett in the majority, her first publicly discernible vote as a justice. Earlier in this year, when Barrett’s liberal predecessor, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, was on the court, the justices divided 5-4 to leave in place pandemic-related capacity restrictions affecting churches in California and Nevada.
It was a reversal from earlier actions taken by the high court in response to state restrictions on organized religion during the pandemic.
ZEE5 Global, the largest OTT platform for South Asian content, has announced a partnership with Emax Electronics in the UAE. The strategic alliance comes in just as Emax completes 15 years in the market and to celebrate the same, it will offer its consumers a free ZEE5 Global subscription.
One witness who described the scene as "chaos" to an ABC11 breaking news crew said they heard upward of 10 gunshots.
AC Hotel Park City, owned by Ensign Hospitality, opens its doors on Dec. 7, 2020, inviting travelers to experience a hotel with style and intention in Utah's cultured city. Part of AC Hotels by Marriott®, the design-driven hotel brand from Marriott International, this newly constructed hotel combines a small-town lodge feel with elegant, comfortable rooms and sleek, modern amenities, bringing purposeful design to Park City.
(Bloomberg) -- Indonesia’s lenders are pushing back against central bank pressure to further lower interest rates for their customers, a step policy makers believe can help pull the economy out of recession.The banks say the real problem is that people don’t want to borrow in the first place. Loans shrank in October for the first time on record, down 0.47% from the year-earlier period. Bank Indonesia Governor Perry Warjiyo said the contraction was due to lenders’ risk-averse attitude and could have been avoided if they had lowered rates for customers in line with central bank easing.“At a time like now, people just aren’t looking to obtain loans because their activities are limited anyway,” said Haru Koesmahargyo, finance director at state-owned PT Bank Rakyat Indonesia, which has the biggest credit portfolio among Indonesian banks at 935.3 trillion rupiah ($66 billion).Banks’ reluctance to cut borrowing costs poses a hurdle for President Joko Widodo’s plan to lift Southeast Asia’s largest economy out of its first recession in more than two decades. People are limiting their spending as unemployment surges to a nine-year high and businesses are delaying investments as the country grapples with Southeast Asia’s worst coronavirus outbreak, at more than 500,000 total cases.While the central bank has cut its key rate by 225 basis points since June 2019 to a record-low 3.75%, PT Bank Central Asia, the largest lender by market value, has eased rates for customers by only about 100 basis points during the same period. Bank Rakyat has cut borrowing costs by 25 to 50 basis points this year, short of the 125 basis points the monetary authority has cut policy rates in 2020.“Why haven’t loan rates declined yet? Because of risk perception by banks,” Warjiyo said at a Nov. 19 monetary policy briefing. The central bank is meeting with lenders and businesses to boost lending, with sectors including food and beverages, telecommunications and basic minerals likely to drive the demand, he said Tuesday.Bank Rakyat shares were among the biggest laggard in Indonesia’s stock benchmark on Thursday, declining 0.9% as of midday break, while the Jakarta Composite Index surged 0.7%. BCA gained 0.2%.Loan RestructuringBanks have reason for being hesitant to lend: Non-performing loans have stayed above 3% since May as individuals and companies struggle to repay debts, which could put pressure on banks’ balance sheets.The Financial Services Authority said it’s only a matter of time until lending rates drop; the main issue holding banks back is ongoing loan restructuring, according to Chairman Wimboh Santoso. More than 932 trillion rupiah of loans had been restructured this year as of Oct. 26, equivalent to about 17% of total borrowing.A few sectors are already showing early signs of recovery, including insurance, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, and the FSA will push for more credit growth from those industries, it said in a statement Thursday.Bank Rakyat is putting loan growth on the back burner to focus on improving the quality of current loans, Koesmahargyo said. It’s targeting loan growth of 4%-5% this year, compared with 8.3% in 2019.“Credit and rates aren’t the key issue now,” according to BCA President Director Jahja Setiaatmadja, who expects the bank’s loans in 2020 to remain the same as 2019. “If we want to boost the economy, just use government subsidies to directly support the industries, instead of relying on loans.”(Updates with FSA statement in 10th paragraph)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.
Flooding hit New Orleans, Louisiana following a severe thunderstorm on November 25.The National Weather Service had issued a flood advisory for parts of Jefferson, Orleans and St. Bernard Parishes.Footage posted to Facebook by April Catarella shows water inundating a street in the city’s Navarre neighborhood. Credit: April Catarella via Storyful
The Bank of Japan is quietly walking back its unpopular negative interest rates policy with a controversial scheme designed to drive mergers among weaker, smaller lenders, a move some insiders see as a risky deviation into industrial reform. As COVID-19 adds pain for regional banks suffering from years of ultra-low interest rates, the BOJ this month unveiled a plan to pay 0.1% interest on deposits held by lenders that cut costs, boost profits or consolidate. The programme means the BOJ will for the first time offer payouts to a specific industry with the aim of driving reform in that sector.
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VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Nov. 26, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pure Extracts Technologies Corp. (CSE: PULL) (XFRA: A2QJAJ) (“Pure Extracts” or the “Company”), a plant-based extraction company focused on cannabis, hemp and the rapidly emerging functional mushroom sectors, is pleased to provide an update and overview regarding its expansion into the functional mushroom wellness sector. With interest in functional and medicinal mushrooms climbing sharply, particularly regarding medicinal opportunities, the outlook appears promising for the sector. Pure Extracts has noted recent announcements showing increased institutional interest in the field of psychedelics in general and with a focus on promising mushroom varieties such as psilocybin specifically. As a study candidate psilocybin is being looked at for treatment options including depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder, Alzheimer’s disease and addiction. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) status on the use of psychedelics appears to be evolving, subsequent to breakthrough therapy status for treatment-resistant depression in 2020 which appears poised to receive approvals in 2021. Recent reports also indicate that the global market for functional mushrooms, is forecasted to reach $34.3 billion USD by 2024 and continues growing at a respectable CAGR of 8%.As a result of the encouraging and growing interest in the sector, Pure Extracts has commenced the expansion of its business model to include mushroom formulations through the use of extraction processes that have proven compatible with its existing infrastructure. The Company is working closely with its scientific advisor, Dr. Alexander MacGregor, the founder of the Toronto Institute of Pharmaceutical Technology, to develop high bio-available products and novel delivery methodologies including pills, capsules, and edibles. Furthermore, the Company believes that there exists a significant opportunity for it to become an important extraction partner for the commercialization of new functional mushroom products designed with purity and consistency in mind. In that regard, Pure Extracts has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with one of Canada’s leading functional mushroom wellness brands to co-develop CBD enhanced mushroom products.Looking further ahead, Pure Extracts aims to eventually enter the growing field of psychedelic mushroom processing as an additional aspect of its diverse extraction market penetration strategy. In the interim, three functional products such as lion’s mane, turkey tail and reishi are being created under the ‘Pure Mushrooms’ brand. In herbal medicine, these products are thought to boost memory, support the immune system or reduce stress. Pure Mushrooms products are projected for availability by the end of Q1 2021 via direct-to-consumer sales utilizing the Company’s capital efficient, e-Commerce web portal. The creation of these products will validate the Company’s processes and capabilities and prepare it as additional strains become available.Company CEO, Ben Nikolaevsky notes, “Our brand is an aspirational extension of our location in the mountains of British Columbia. As such, we are 100% focused on high quality ingredients, formulations, and processes in all our efforts. Moving into the field of mushroom extractions is an obvious and exciting opportunity to leverage our advanced technology and proven capabilities. We look forward to launching our functional products commercially within the next few months and can’t help but see the similarities to the cannabis sector regarding the pathways to both medical and recreational legalization. I believe our ability to immediately begin working in this burgeoning sector will create immense value for our business, our stakeholders, partners and shareholders alike.”About Pure Extracts (CSE: PULL) (XFRA: A2QJAJ) The Company features an all-new, state-of-the-art processing facility located just 20 minutes north of world-famous Whistler, British Columbia. The bespoke facility has been constructed to European Union GMP standards aiming towards export sales of products and formulations, including those currently restricted in Canada, into European jurisdictions where they are legally available. On September 25, 2020, Pure Extracts was granted its Standard Processing License by Health Canada under the Cannabis Act and the Company’s stock began trading on the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) on November 5, 2020. Find out more at https://pureextractscorp.com/.For further information please contact Empire Communications Group at (604) 343-2724.ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD “Ben Nikolaevsky” Ben Nikolaevsky CEO and DirectorThe CSE has neither approved nor disapproved the contents of this press release.This news release contains forward-looking statements relating to the future operations of Pure Extracts, and the other statements are not historical facts. Forward-looking statements are often identified by terms such as "will", "may", "should", "anticipate", "expects" and similar expressions. All statements other than statements of historical fact, included in this release, including, without limitation, statements regarding the future plans and objectives of Pure Extracts’, are forward-looking statements and involve risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the expectations of Pure Extracts include risks detailed from time to time in the filings made by Pure Extracts under securities regulations.
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Six members of the Pakistan cricket squad in New Zealand have tested positive for COVID-19 and have been moved from managed isolation into quarantine. Two of the cases are deemed historical and four are new but all six players will move to the quarantine arm of their isolation facility. The Pakistan team’s exemption to train while in managed isolation will be withheld until an investigation has been completed.
Concerns over the accessibility of testing or the ability of testing to produce valid results resulted in the decision to push the exams to 2022.
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