This week on Group Chat: solutions for dry skin in cold weather
This week on Group Chat: solutions for dry skin in cold weather
'The Voice' Season 19 just went live this week, but it's already nearly over.
Unnamed individuals are being investigated for offering political contributions to White House figures in exchange for presidential pardons.
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The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to pass legislation this week that could prevent some Chinese companies from listing their shares on U.S. exchanges unless they adhere to U.S. auditing standards, congressional aides said on Tuesday. The House is scheduled to vote on Wednesday evening on "The Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act," which bars securities of foreign companies from being listed on any U.S. exchange if it has failed to comply with the U.S. Public Accounting Oversight Board's audits for three years in a row. Measures taking a harder line on Chinese business and trade practices generally pass Congress with large margins.
The Jets are winless in 2020, welcoming third-year quarterback Sam Darnold back from a shoulder injury Sunday but falling to 0-7 as Gang Green's starter with a 20-3 loss against the Miami Dolphins. After a 24-hour window to process the latest outing, Darnold shot down the idea that he has lost his confidence in an interview Monday with 98.7 FM ESPN New York's The Michael Kay Show.
The Staten Island bar that declared itself an autonomous zone was shut down on Tuesday night.
It may not be haute couture, but former Indonesian school teacher turned tailor Fredi Lugina Priadi has found a lucrative market for his cat fashions, creating unique costumes and cosplay outfits for cats. The 39-year-old now supplies outfits to picky pet owners looking to dress their felines in everything from superhero outfits for figures like Thor and Superman to cosplay characters, nurse uniforms and even traditional Islamic wear. "At first, my cousins who love cats gave me the idea to make these costumes and I thought it was weird," said Fredi.
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Joe Ross and the Washington Nationals agreed to a $1.5 million contract Tuesday, one day before the deadline for teams to offers deals to unsigned players on their 40-man rosters. The 27-year-old right-hander, who had been eligible for salary arbitration, was 4-4 with a 5.48 ERA in nine starts and 18 relief appearances during the pandemic-shortened season, striking out 57 and walking 33 in 64 innings. Ross is 21-19 with a 4.29 ERA in 57 starts and 21 relief appearances over five big league seasons, all with the Nationals.
Gabriel Jesus had a goal disallowed by VAR and Raheem Sterling had a shot cleared off the line.
(Bloomberg) -- The U.S. should ratchet up its demands of China to include equal access for companies and media, stricter monitoring of Beijing’s activities at the United Nations and preventive action to safeguard American interests in technology and finance, a bipartisan panel told Congress on Tuesday.A 575-page report by the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission -- created by Congress to track and anticipate threats from China -- characterized the world’s second-largest economy as a threat to the current international order that has American values at its core. It added China’s leaders view those values as a barrier to the country’s external ambitions and an existential threat to their rule.“Chinese leaders’ assessment of the United States as a dangerous and firmly committed opponent has informed nearly every facet of China’s diplomatic strategy, economic policy, and military planning in the post-Cold War era,” the panel said.Amid a continuing U.S. effort to roll back China’s dominance in next-generation 5G communications, the role of technology emerges as a clear theme throughout the annual report. The study said Beijing uses the establishment of technical standards as a way to “advance an alternative technological order.”It also warned that China’s effort at financial opening was part of a “calculated strategy” to secure foreign investment inflows and use them to shore up the domestic economy. This would increase exposure to unique risks in China’s financial system for foreign investors, the report said.“China is an adversary presenting unique and immediate threats to our economic and security interests,” Robin Cleveland, chairman of the commission, said in an opening statement. Cleveland said the report reflected “an understanding that the challenges posed by the Chinese Communist Party are not partisan – they are American concerns.”TikTok, Hong Kong and More U.S.-China Flashpoints: QuickTakeThe analysis also looked at areas including military capabilities, trade relations, public health and Covid-19-related issues, as well as Taiwan and Hong Kong.Beijing’s national security law for the former British colony had “significantly compromised” the rule of law and press freedom, the report found. “Under growing pressure from the CCP, the territory’s judicial system has been thrown into crisis as judges are compelled to adopt mainland legal principles and CCP positions,” the report said, referring to the Chinese Communist Party.China’s Foreign Ministry didn’t immediately reply to a request for comment on Wednesday morning. Last year, in response to a similar report from the commission, then Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said the panel was “deeply entrenched in prejudice against China,” adding that its reports were “rarely based on facts.”A statement Wednesday from Hong Kong’s government described the report as “yet another example” of U.S. interference in Hong Kong’s affairs, using “democracy and self-determination as an excuse.” The statement continued, saying “such groundless and unjust political maneuvers will achieve nothing but undermining Hong-Kong-U.S. relations and hurting the U.S.’s own interests.”Competition between the U.S. and China had intensified under the leadership of President Xi Jinping, the authors wrote, and they argued that the time for action is now.China Becomes a Bigger Mark on NATO Radar Screen With New Report“If Beijing succeeds in normalizing its views of governance, the result could undermine individual rights around the world,” the commission said. “Underestimating Beijing’s intent to revise the international order based on its current capabilities risks delaying a response until it is already too late to preserve the liberal international order.”The report makes 19 recommendations, highlighting 10 of those as being of “particular significance.” They include urging that the U.S. Congress:Adopt the principle of “reciprocity” in all legislation related to U.S.-China relations.Expand the authority of the Federal Trade Commission to monitor and take foreign government subsidies into account when looking at company mergers.Direct the State Department to produce an annual report detailing China’s actions in the UN and its agencies that subvert the principles and purposes of the organization.Consider establishing a “Manhattan Project”-like effort to ensure that the U.S. public has access to safe and secure supplies of critical drugs and medical equipment.Enact legislation establishing a center on China economic data inside the Commerce Department.Direct the White House to sanction the parent of any entity in China sanctioned over actions contrary to the economic and national security interests of the U.S. or for violations of human rights.Consider enacting legislation to make the de facto U.S. ambassador in Taiwan a presidential nomination subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.Direct the Administration to identify and remove barriers for Hong Kong residents to get U.S. visas if they are attempting to exit Hong Kong out of fear of political persecution.(Updates with Chinese Foreign Ministry details in ninth 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.
U.N. experts say South Sudan’s latest peace effort has stalled, with the coalition government formed in February failing to meet deadlines and President Salva Kiir locking opposition leader and now First Vice President Riek Machar “out of the government’s decision-making process.” The panel of experts said it was told by senior leaders of Machar’s Sudan People’s Liberation Movement in Opposition that the first vice-president has been “de facto under house arrest,” and that Kiir’s faction has monopolized government policies, giving opposition ministers “ceremonial roles” and also excluding them from decision-making. “While government officials have attributed the stagnation of the peace agreement to the spread of COVID-19, multiple sources within the government, including ministers and aides close to the president, told the panel that the lack of implementation is a consequence of political disagreements,” the experts' said in the 56-page report circulated Tuesday.
On October 23, 2020, Asetek A/S launched a share buyback programme, as described in company announcement of October 23, 2020. According to the programme, Asetek A/S will in the period until March 5, 2021 buy back own shares up to a maximum value of USD 4 million and with a maximum of 381,000 shares. The share buyback programme will be implemented in accordance with Regulation (EU) no. 596/2014 of 16th April 2014 of the European Parliament and Council and ommission Delegated Regulation (EU) no. 2016/1052, also referred to as the Safe Harbour rules.
City were not at their exhilarating best but they were under little pressure at the Estadio do Dragao.
Federal prosecutors have charged Hussey Copper with illegally polluting the Ohio River.
ZoomInfo Technologies Inc. ("ZoomInfo") today announced that certain selling stockholders of ZoomInfo, including investment funds affiliated with TA Associates ("TA"), The Carlyle Group ("Carlyle") and 22C Capital LLC (together with TA and Carlyle, the "Selling Stockholders"), have priced the previously announced underwritten public offering of 12,500,000 shares of ZoomInfo’s Class A common stock at a price to the public of $45.00 per share. The Selling Stockholders have granted the underwriters a 30-day over-allotment option to purchase up to an additional 1,875,000 shares of ZoomInfo’s Class A common stock. The offering is expected to close on December 4, 2020, subject to customary closing conditions.
A 20-year-old contractor for the voting machine company Dominion has received death threats, according to Georgia election officials.
Regional "strike teams" will fan out across Pennsylvania over the next 12 weeks in a bid to improve the state's coronavirus testing efforts.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern declared a "climate emergency" on Wednesday, telling parliament that urgent action was needed for the sake of future generations.