Crowds outside the Minneapolis courthouse reacted in tears and celebrations after Derek Chauvin was found guilty in the death of George Floyd. The verdict was announced on April 20.
Crowds outside the Minneapolis courthouse reacted in tears and celebrations after Derek Chauvin was found guilty in the death of George Floyd. The verdict was announced on April 20.
Kaepernick edited a collection of 30 essays about police and prison abolition, a topic he's long been passionate about.
Shahad Rashid was able to drop everything at work and rush to the Champagne Centre in Toronto after learning of a pop-up clinic for a COVID-19 vaccine. She didn't imagine that she'd be able to convince the Uber driver to get a jab with her.
Argyle Capital Partners ("Argyle") is pleased to announce it has acquired The Mufflerman Inc. ("The Mufflerman") from the Brouwer Family. The transaction closed on March 1, 2021.
BISTel, a leading provider of AI asset performance management (APM) solutions for industrial manufacturing, announced today that it will feature its AI based GrandView APM solution at the annual Manufacturing Assets and Reliability in Pharma 2021 Conference.
With great sadness, SkyRun Vacation Rentals announces the passing of Barry Cox, Co-founder and CEO, on May 10, 2021. In January, Mr. Cox had announced he would step down as CEO to bring new leadership to SkyRun and focus on his fight against esophageal cancer.
Tacora Resources Inc. ("Tacora" or the "Company") today announced that it has successfully completed a $175 million aggregate principal amount of 8.250% senior secured notes due 2026 (the "Notes). The Notes will pay interest semi-annually in arrears on May 15 and November 15 of each year beginning on November 15, 2021, and will mature on May 15, 2026, unless earlier redeemed or repurchased.
Toymaker Mattel is encouraging kids to return Barbies, Matchbox cars and MEGA Bloks they no longer play with to the company for recycling into new toys. The goal of the company's new 'Playback' program is to recover and reuse materials across all products and packaging by 2030, Mattel said as it announced the program this week. "Mattel's Playback program is a great step," said Jim Silver, CEO of TTPM, a toy industry research firm.
Over the past year U.S.-based Scoular has invested in a trade and regional support team in Singapore and expanded its distribution capabilities in Indonesia and Myanmar, extending the company's supply chain further into the fast-growing Asia-Pacific region.
(Bloomberg) -- Lex Greensill told lawmakers that investors in loans packaged by his firm were aware of the risks and denied being a “fraudster” in his first public appearance since Greensill Capital collapsed into insolvency in March.The former Morgan Stanley banker, who founded the eponymous firm in 2011, faced questions from the U.K.’s Treasury Select Committee, which is examining what lessons should be learned from the demise of the lender. Greensill told lawmakers that the vast majority of loans it made were backed by real assets, even those tied to sales that hadn’t yet occurred.“Every asset that we ever sold was correctly described and that information was prepared and made available to our investors, to our auditors and to our regulators,” 44-year-old Greensill told the committee on Tuesday.Greensill said that it specialized in working capital finance, a humdrum form of lending where banks buy invoices from companies at a discount. The company also offered a more exotic form of financing it termed “future receivables,” loans that were extended on the basis of the prospect of future invoices, and then insured. Such lending has a far higher risk profile than the funds that bought Greensill products.The collapse of Greensill has drawn intense scrutiny from Germany to Australia as its swift unraveling left investors facing several billion dollars in potential losses. The firm, with the backing of SoftBank Group Corp. and General Atlantic LLC, went from a small startup to a tech unicorn with an estimated $7 billion valuation at one point.It collapsed in March after a key insurance partner didn’t renew coverage on loans Greensill made to key customers, including British steel magnate Sanjeev Gupta’s GFG Alliance and West Virginia miner Bluestone Resources. Greensill emphasized the role of the trade credit insurer, Tokio Marine Holdings Inc, in the firm’s collapse while apologizing for exposing his company to concentration risks.“It is deeply regrettable that we were let down by our leading insurer, whose actions assured Greensill’s collapse,” he said. “I bear complete responsibility for the collapse of Greensill Capital.”Greensill also:said that Sanjeev Gupta’s GFG Alliance was not Greensill’s biggest customer by assetsrevealed Gupta at one point held shares in Greensill but sold them at the same price he’d bought them for as he became a bigger customer of the lendersaid Greensill Capital owes council tax on its London officesacknowledged his company had an over-reliance on insurance generally and had purchased too much from one particular insurerblamed Covid, risk concentration and BaFin’s actions for Tokio Marine’s decision to withdraw its coveragesaid former U.K. prime minister David Cameron wasn’t a director of Greensill, but regularly attended board meetingsflagged last year Greensill funded $143 billion of receivables, less than 20% of those were future receivablessuggested the ultimate form of security the lender had was bricks-and-mortarRead more: David Cameron Told Sunak Excluding Greensill Would Be ‘Nuts’ At the end of 2020, Greensill was working with German regulator BaFin on a plan to reduce the concentration of risk to a single client at its Bremen-based banking unit. Eventually, that made Greensill realize that the business was at risk, and led to the appointment of restructuring advisers at the end of December, he told the committee.Tough TalkGreensill faced often hostile questions from many of the panel members, especially those from the opposition Labour Party. Rushanara Ali accused him of running what amounted to a “Ponzi scheme” that smacked of “fraudulent behavior.” Siobhain McDonagh asked him outright: “Are you a fraudster?” and Angela Eagle said: “it looks increasingly like you were securitizing invoices that didn’t really exist.” Greensill denied the allegations.Earlier on Tuesday, the U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority told the committee it’s investigating Greensill.The FCA’s Chief Executive Officer Nikhil Rathi wrote in a letter that the regulator is “cooperating with counterparts in other U.K. enforcement and regulatory agencies” and working with German, Australian and Swiss authorities looking into Greensill entities.The agency has oversight of some Greensill entities both under its anti-money laundering rules and through a separate regulated firm Mirabella Advisers LLP, which acted as a representative for Greensill, but not directly on its supply chain financing, according to the letter. A representative for Greensill declined to comment. Officials at Mirabella didn’t respond to calls and emails seeking comment.Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak, former prime minister and Greensill’s lobbyist David Cameron and the Bank of England also sent letters to lawmakers ahead of the hearing.Read more: BOE Says It Didn’t See Greensill’s Failure as a Systemic RiskCameron’s TextsSunak wrote his team followed “normal” procedures at all stages as Cameron lobbied the Treasury to allow Greensill to access the Bank of England’s Covid Corporate Finance Facility last year. Sunak and Cameron released details of more than 150 calls, emails, text and Whatsapp messages and meetings relating to Greensill.Greensill’s initial request was rejected because of factors including the ineligibility of financial institutions, a plan to submit non-investment grade assets, and use of some foreign currencies, Sunak said in the letter.After Greensill was barred from accessing the program, Cameron texted Sunak to say the refusal was “nuts,” according to the documents. At the time, he also contacted Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s senior aide and sent texts to Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove to lobby for Greensill.The government then investigated an alternative workaround that would have allowed eligible companies to access funds for supply chains via a special purpose vehicle managed by Greensill. It was abandoned because industry experts found it ineffective, Sunak said.The former prime minister wrote that he first became aware of Greensill’s problems in December 2020 following a call he received from the founder. Cameron will appear on the Treasury Select Committee on Thursday.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.
Sony released the first trailer for Venom: Let There Be Carnage, showing that we can indeed expect plenty of carnage from this sequel. And there’s going to be plenty of Venom humor from the looks of it, with Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) fully embracing his darker side. It’s not like he has a choice, after all. The trailer also included a few great Easter eggs that might prompt MCU fans to wonder whether Venom happens in the same universe as the Avengers and Spider-Man movies. The good news is that we already have an answer to that question: Venom 2 isn’t part of the MCU. That said, the film has plenty of Spider-Man teasers that make the MCU question quite understandable. That’s because Sony is building its own cinematic universe centered around Spider-Man stories. In the summer of 2019, after the Infinity Saga was concluded, we learned that Disney and Sony were not on good terms when it came to Spidey’s future. Sony wanted to create its own Marvel universe built around Spider-Man, and yank Tom Holland’s Peter Parker out of the MCU. The two parties eventually reconciled and the relationship has improved significantly. We’ve now reached a point where Spider-Man 3 is one of the most anticipated films of the year, something that could hardly be said about the previous episodes. But Sony hasn’t given up on its dreams of building its own universe of characters, the horribly-named "SPUMC." This universe will contain stories centered around Spider-Man characters, whether they’re Spider-Man films unconnected to the MCU or other stories like Venom and Morbius. None of them will have official ties to the MCU, but Sony will try to milk that Avengers connection nonetheless. Spider-Man 3 will provide a simple explanation of how the MCU and SPUMC can coexist. According to all the evidence we have on hand so far, No Way Home is a multiverse film that will connect Sony’s Spider-Men before Holland with Holland’s Peter Parker. The MCU follows the main timeline of that universe, which is Holland’s timeline. The SPUMC might follow a different reality, and bringing Holland into it might be easier said than done. What we do know so far is that Venom isn’t part of the MCU. Let There Be Carnage director Andy Serkis made that clear in an interview with IGN. He went as far as to say that Brock and Venom are unaware of other characters like Spider-Man. Obviously, there are links between Venom and Spider-Man and the Marvel Universe and the Spider-Man story. We're treating this very much as it's his own world. The Venom story is his own world. There are nods and little moments, of course, but on the whole he's unaware. They are unaware, at this point, of other characters like Spider-Man. So, that's the way we've chosen to play this particular episode of the movie, but, well, we'll wait and see. We'll see what little things you can pick out of it. The first trailer already features those nods and little moments. Like a detective (Stephen Graham) reading a printed edition of The Daily Bugle, or Brock reading the online version of the same famous paper. That’s J. Jonah Jameson’s news operation, where Peter Parker works in the comics, and Venom uses the tie-in to imply this is all happening in a Spider-Man universe. Sony doesn’t need Venom to be in the MCU as long as it can find a way to bring Tom Holland into its SPUMC and turn films like Venom and Morbius into blockbuster hits. Sony doesn’t even need Tom Holland in Venom; it only needs to hint at a connection to the superhero. The same detective reading the paper gives us another interesting Easter egg that you can see in the image below. An incomplete headline on the paper’s page seems to include the words “Avengers” and “Nightmare” in it, which is a clear nod to the MCU. This “coolness-by-association” might help Sony sell more tickets, especially in a world that’s only beginning to return to normal. We’ve already witnessed something similar in the Morbius trailer, where Sony included little nods to No Way Home and the MCU as a whole. Morbius (Jared Leto) is seen in the trailer walking next to Spider-Man artwork on a wall with the word “murderer” written over it. On top of that, Michael Keaton’s Vulture from Homecoming cameos in the same trailer. Again, all of this proves that Sony needs these early SPUMC films to be successful so that it can build even bigger Spider-Man stories. The only way to do that is to imply a connection with the MCU when marketing the films, no matter how small that connection might be. Teasing the Avengers is a great trick, as the Venom universe would surely have its own superheroes, even though Sony wouldn’t be able to actually use any Avengers since it doesn’t hold the rights for those characters. Having Tom Holland in any of these movies would be even better, but we have no way of knowing if that’s happening. The multiverse explanation above would allow Sony and Marvel to share Tom Holland’s Spidey for some time to come. Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield might be coming back to their Spider-Man roles, but there’s no question that the Peter Parker fans want to see most is Holland. And that’s the Peter Parker who Sony probably wants for the SPUMC as well. That said, there are plenty of Spider-Man stories left to tell in the future and plenty of Spider-Man versions to choose from. Let There Be Carnage launches on September 24th, while No Way Home hits theaters on December 17th. Here’s the trailer for Venom 2 again, where you can spot all those Daily Bugle surprises. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ezfi6FQ8Ds
When Shekinah was working as a nurse’s aide in northeastern Congo in January 2019, she said, a World Health Organization doctor offered her a job investigating Ebola cases at double her previous salary — with a catch. A WHO staffer and three Ebola experts working in Congo during the outbreak separately told management about general sex abuse concerns around Diallo, The Associated Press has learned. WHO has been facing widespread public allegations of systemic abuse of women by unnamed staffers, to which Tedros declared outrage and emergencies director Dr. Michael Ryan said, “We have no more information than you have.”
The 2021 BRIT Awards are in full swing tonight, and there have already been some pretty wonderful moments. Ahead of the award show, Yasmin Evans, AJ Odudu, Maya Jama, and Clara Amfo interviewed stars on the red carpet, including ultimate girl band Haim.
The first stage of integrating the MMP medium-range missile onto France’s new Jaguar armored reconnaissance and combat vehicle was successfully carried out last month when the weapon was fired from the retractable pod on the vehicle’s turret and hit a fixed target.
Israel would "increase both the intensity of the attacks and the rate of attacks," Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.
“I’m sorry to be so frustrated,” Sen. Bill Cassidy told the nation’s top public health experts, who had come to Capitol Hill on the coronavirus pandemic.
The UFC superstar showed off his expensive jewellery and Tyson Fury targeted Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte.
TmaxSoft, a global software innovator that delivers mainframe modernization solutions with OpenFrame, announced today that it has been recognized by ISG Provider Lens™ as a Leader in the quadrant for Mainframe Modernization Software as part of the Mainframe Services & Solutions 2021 Quadrant Report. This is the first time ISG Provider Lens™ includes a study on mainframe modernization. As part of a highly competitive market, TmaxSoft was one of 47 vendors and service providers considered across five quadrants. According to the report, "…the mainframe modernization market has been accelerating in the last two years, driven by the need to increase business agility."
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Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit and Concert Tour – both trained by Bob Baffert – will be allowed to run in Saturday’s Preakness at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore.
The Partu HEPA air purifier has racked up nearly 17,000 five-star reviews from pet owners, smokers and more.