A statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee that has represented Virginia in the U.S. Capitol for 111 years has been removed.
A statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee that has represented Virginia in the U.S. Capitol for 111 years has been removed.
* Graphic: World FX rates https://tmsnrt.rs/2RBWI5E By Tom Westbrook SINGAPORE, Jan 26 (Reuters) - The U.S. dollar steadied on Tuesday as rising coronavirus cases and doubts over the speed and size of U.S. stimulus tempered financial markets' upbeat mood, while investors were also cautious ahead of the Federal Reserve's review later in the week. In overnight trading, bonds rallied, hard-running U.S. equity markets cooled and the cautious move into safer assets lifted the dollar index a little bit to 90.353, which is roughly in the middle of a range it has kept for the past two weeks.
Star Wars is sticking with one of its own after fans verbally assaulted her online. Krystina Arielle, the host of The High Republic Show web series, was the target of racial attacks online. On Friday, The Star Wars franchise wasted no time addressing the situation and making its stance on racism known.
Bernstein Liebhard, a nationally acclaimed investor rights law firm, reminds investors of the deadline to file a lead plaintiff motion in a securities class action lawsuit that has been filed on behalf of investors who purchased or acquired the securities of Kandi Technologies Group, Inc. ("Kandi" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: KNDI) from March 15, 2019 through November 27, 2020 (the "Class Period"). The lawsuit filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York alleges violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
Liquefy is excited to announce the launch of Liquefy Ventures to help institutional investors and family offices strategically navigate the emerging cryptocurrency space to capture opportunities in the digital asset ecosystem.
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Guatemalan Maya families said on Monday they feared relatives were among bodies found over the weekend in a remote part of northern Mexico along a route popular with migrant smugglers heading towards the U.S. border. After receiving a tip in the border state of Tamaulipas in northern Mexico, Mexican authorities recovered 19 bodies, many of which had gunshot wounds and were badly charred. Evaristo Agustin was among some 30 indigenous men and women who traveled to the foreign ministry in Guatemala City from distant highland provinces on Monday after word spread their relatives may be among the deceased.
Kevin King did not have his best game Sunday. The Packers cornerback, who played after being questionable with a back injury, gave up a 39-yard touchdown to Scotty Miller on the next-to-last play of the first half and drew a penalty for defensive pass interference on Tyler Johnson late in the fourth quarter. But King [more]
Russ Vought, who led Donald Trump's Office of Management and Budget, plans to announce two pro-Trump organizations Tuesday, aiming to provide the ideological ammunition to sustain Trump's political movement after his departure from the White House. Why it matters: The Center for American Restoration and an advocacy arm, America Restoration Action, will try to keep cultural issues that animated Trump’s presidency on the public agenda, according to people familiar with the matter. Get smarter, faster with the news CEOs, entrepreneurs and top politicians read. Sign up for Axios Newsletters here.What we're hearing: Vought is teaming up in the effort with Rachel Semmel, who ran communications for Trump's OMB, and Ashlea Frazier, his former chief of staff. * The Center for American Restoration will be organized as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and explore issues including voter fraud and the role of big technology and social media companies in disseminating information. * America Restoration Action will be set up as a 501(c)(4) "social welfare" group, with more of a focus on policy advocacy.The big picture: The ideological direction of the GOP and the larger conservative movement in post-Trump America is yet to be determined. * With speculation rife about Trump’s post-presidency plans, some of his aides have distanced themselves from him and have condemned his comments to a group of protestors that later assaulted the Capitol on Jan. 6. * But Vought is among those who are staying close to Trump. He's working to ensure that cultural issues that Trump ran on, from transgender rights to critical race theory, remain front and center in the Republican Party and coming elections.Support safe, smart, sane journalism. Sign up for Axios Newsletters here.
This press release is issued pursuant to National Instrument 62-104 – Take-Over Bids and Issuer Bids and National Instrument 62-103 – The Early Warning System and Related Take-Over Bid and Insider Reporting Issues. TORONTO, Jan. 25, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fraser Buchan (the “Acquiror”) of 207 Willow Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M4E 3K4 acquired on January 25, 2021, under a private placement subscription agreement, ownership and/or exercise of control or direction over an aggregate of 6,250,000 common shares (each a “Share”) of Waverley Resources Ltd. (formerly Angus Mining Inc.) (the “Issuer”) at a price of $0.01 per Share under a private placement offering by the Issuer (the “Private Placement”). This acquisition increased the Acquiror’s ownership and/or control of and direction over, issued and outstanding Shares to approximately 18.18%. Immediately before the Private Placement, the Acquiror owned 128,000 Shares representing approximately 3.34% of the then issued and outstanding Shares. Immediately after the Private Placement, the Acquiror owns 6,378,000 Shares representing approximately 18.18% of the issued and outstanding Shares. The acquisitions were made for investment purposes by the Acquiror. These investments will be evaluated, and the investments increased or decreased as circumstances warrant. As of the date of this release, the Acquiror has no immediate future intention to acquire additional securities of the Issuer or to dispose of securities of the Issuer that he owns or over which he exercises control or direction. A report respecting this acquisition will be electronically filed with the Securities Commission in each jurisdiction where the Issuer is reporting and will be available for viewing on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. To obtain a copy of the report, contact the Acquiror at (416) 473 4099 (signed) “Fraser Buchan”Fraser Buchan
South Korea recorded its worst growth in more than two decades in 2020, the central bank said Tuesday, but it is expected to be among the best-performing OECD economies in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh has added wide receivers coach Ron Bellamy, completing his new-look staff. Harbaugh made the announcement Monday night, adding he will coach the team's quarterbacks. Harbaugh says contract extensions were agreed to with Jay Harbaugh, his son, and Sherrone Moore.
Dow Jones futures were little changed late Monday after Apple and Tesla stock set record highs. Microsoft earnings are due late Tuesday.
TROUVER, a youthful new brand in the Xiaomi ecological chain focused on performance, trendsetting design, and quality, is launching its newly-introduced Robotic Vacuum Cleaner named Finder in Korea. The launch, jointly presented by Ahmed Elsheikh, structural engineer and Professor of Biomaterial Mechanics from University of Liverpool, echoes TROUVER's commitment to creating next-level products that combines powerful core tech for the young generation.
ANNKE, created for security, announced its further globalization march by expanding its shipping to 36 more countries. ANNKE now provides shipping to 123 countries worldwide, serving millions of customers globally.
While the U.K. strain has now been found in nearly half of U.S. states, the country has just identified another, arguably more problematic variant that medical experts have been warning us about for weeks. On Monday afternoon, the Minnesota Department of Health released a statement that they had confirmed the first case of the Brazilian COVID strain in the U.S. Read on to find out the facts about this new strain worrying experts, and for more vaccine news to be aware of, check out Moderna's Chief Medical Officer Just Gave This Upsetting Update. It's more contagious. In its statement, the Minnesota Department of Health notes that while the Brazilian COVID variant "is thought to be more transmissible than the initial strain of the virus that causes COVID-19 disease, it is not yet known whether the variant causes more severe illness." And for more on how the virus is spreading, check out You're More Likely to Get COVID From Someone Doing This Than From Coughing. It's similar to the South African strain. If you've been hearing the warnings about the South African variant, then you're familiar with the fear factor associated with the Brazilian strain. Both the South African and Brazilian variants have experts worried because they have a large number of mutations in the spike protein, which is where the virus enters your body's cells and where vaccines and treatments are targeted, CNBC points out. That presents a concern about how effective our medication will be against them. And for more on this, check out Dr. Fauci Says This Is What's "Disturbing" About One New COVID Strain. The Moderna and Pfizer vaccines will likely be less effective against it. While the existing vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer still offer protection against the new U.K. and South African variants, research has shown that they are slightly less effective against the latter. On Jan. 25, Moderna released a statement on the findings of its study on how the two new strains would respond to the vaccine. According to the study, Moderna said the antibodies from the vaccine saw a "six-fold reduction" with the South African strain, but "remain above levels that are expected to be protective." The research did not include the Brazilian strain, but because the variants are similar, the vaccines "are expected to perform similarly against the variant identified in Brazil," The New York Times reports. And for more regular COVID news, sign up for our daily newsletter. It may not be widespread yet. The Minnesota patient with the Brazilian strain fell ill the first week of January after having traveled to Brazil, the Minnesota Department of Health said in its statement. That suggests that the variant, which is known as B.126.96.36.199 or P.1., may not yet be widely circulating in the U.S.Minnesota's Public Health Laboratory identified the Brazilian strain through its variant surveillance program, which collects 50 random samples from laboratories in the state each week to perform genome sequencing to determine how the virus is mutating."We know that even as we work hard to defeat COVID-19, the virus continues to evolve as all viruses do. That's yet another reason why we want to limit COVID-19 transmission—the fewer people who get COVID-19, the fewer opportunities the virus has to evolve," Minnesota Commissioner of Health Jan Malcolm said in a statement. "The good news is that we can slow the spread of this variant and all COVID-19 variants by using the tried-and-true prevention methods of wearing masks, keeping social distance, staying home when sick, and getting tested when appropriate." And for more on the signs you could be sick, find out why If You Notice This in Your Mouth, You Could Have COVID, Experts Warn. The new travel ban is about to include Brazil. President Joe Biden is planning to extend the previous administration's ban on non-citizens traveling to the United States from Brazil, South Africa, the U.K., and more European countries where other variants have been identified. That's scheduled to go into effect on Jan. 30. Additionally, starting Jan. 26, passengers traveling to the U.S. from any country, including American citizens, must provide a negative test from within three days of travel or a certificate proving they've recovered in order to board."These cases illustrate why it is so important to limit travel during a pandemic as much as possible," Minnesota State Epidemiologist Ruth Lynfield, MD, said in a statement. "If you must travel, it is important to watch for symptoms of COVID-19, follow public health guidance on getting tested prior to travel, use careful protective measures during travel, and quarantine and get tested after travel." And for more on how to stay safe, check out Dr. Fauci Just Said You Should Be Wearing This Kind of Mask Now.
The government is already collaborating with Moderna to develop vaccine booster shots aimed at strains first identified in South Africa and the United Kingdom.
Days after it snowed in Malibu for the first time in 14 years, a new series of storms could bring a wintry mess to much of the nation.
If the Mets are serious about trying to sign Trevor Bauer, they’re going to blow past the luxury-tax threshold, which makes you wonder if this isn’t at least partly a reaction to pulling up short in negotiations with George Springer. All of which had baseball people speculating on Monday about why the apparent change of direction.