A woman who falsely accused a Black teenager of stealing her phone and then tackled him at a New York City hotel was arrested Thursday in her home state of California.
A woman who falsely accused a Black teenager of stealing her phone and then tackled him at a New York City hotel was arrested Thursday in her home state of California.
Zion Williamson got a big win Wednesday.
Brooklyn head coach Steve Nash explains how he sees Kyrie Irving's role in the Nets big three of him, James Harden and Kevin Durant. Nash also says it's his job to check in on Irving's mental fatigue in the future so he plays his best.
Asian markets were set to rise on Thursday after U.S. stocks closed at record highs on hopes that newly inaugurated U.S. President Joe Biden would put in place further economic stimulus to offset damage wreaked by the COVID-19 pandemic. "Asian stocks are primed to follow their U.S. peers higher on optimism that U.S. federal spending will revive growth and corporate earnings," said Ryan Felsman, a senior economist at CommSec in Sydney. Felsman said tech stocks in Asia may also rise in response to positive news from Netflix Inc, whose shares surged 16.85% after the company said it would no longer need to borrow billions of dollars to finance its TV shows and movies.
Residents of Kamala Harris' ancestral village are celebrating with firecrackers and food as she is sworn into office as vice president of the United States. The story: According to the Associated Press, Thulasendrapuram, a village in Tamil Nadu, India, beamed with a festive atmosphere during Harris’ inauguration as U.S. vice president on Wednesday. The villagers watched the inauguration live, holding Harris’ portraits while setting off firecrackers.
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador continued his spat with Twitter on Wednesday, accusing one of the companies’ representatives in Mexico of having previously worked for politicians of the conservative opposition National Action Party. López Obrador suggested the social media company might be biased, and he displayed a resume that he said showed the executive's previous work for National Action senators and ex-President Felipe Calderon. While López Obrador didn’t name the executive, it was a clear reference to Twitter's public affairs director for Mexico and Latin America, Hugo Rodriguez.
The United Nations Office for Coordination for Humanitarian Affairs has halted programs in Venezuela that provide cash transfers to the poor via local nonprofit organizations, according to five people familiar with the matter. The U.N. office known as OCHA is now asking the government of President Nicolas Maduro to establish clear rules regarding cash transfers, according to a U.N. letter circulating on social media whose veracity was confirmed by three sources. "Given the lack of clarity regarding the institutional banking/financial framework with respect to the Program of Monetary Transfers, we see the need to temporarily suspend cash transfers," reads the letter.
When Tom Brady drops back in the pocket he has a bunch of options to attack opposing defenses, including a talented collection of receivers that's possibly the best he's played with in more than a decade - maybe even his entire career. For starters, Mike Evans is the only player in NFL history to begin a career with seven consecutive seasons with at least 1,000 yards receiving, Chris Godwin is a prime target with exceptional hands, and Rob Gronkowski is one of the most prolific tight ends of all time. Don't forget Antonio Brown, who joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at midseason and has contributed to the team's run to Sunday's NFC championship game at Green Bay.
On Tuesday, Los Angeles County announced that residents ages 65 and over were eligible to register for COVID-19 vaccination appointments. A day later, one of the county’s most famous 73-year-olds took it up on it.
(Bloomberg) -- Asian stocks looked set to climb Thursday after the S&P 500 reached a record on optimism that fiscal spending will revive growth and bolster corporate earnings. The dollar weakened.Australian equities advanced and futures in Hong Kong and Japan pointed higher. In the U.S., the tech-heavy Nasdaq 100 Index jumped more than 2% and the S&P 500 posted its best first-day reaction to a presidential inauguration since at least 1937. Netflix Inc. and chip-maker ASML Holding NV were among companies that gained on solid results.Treasuries were little changed. Oil pared a rally late in the trading session as concerns over lackluster consumption amid the pandemic crept back in. Gold and copper climbed. The loonie rose to a two-year high after the Bank of Canada predicted a strong second half rebound.Investors looked past a fresh stumble in the rollout of vaccines and elevated infection rates, toward the promise of increased economic support and an expanded federal effort to get shots to more Americans under President Joe Biden. Stimulus plans in Japan and Europe will come under further scrutiny Thursday after central bank decisions in those jurisdictions.“If stimulus happens at the same time that people get vaccinated, the optimism can’t help but build,” said Keith Buchanan, a portfolio manager for GLOBALT Investments in Atlanta. “It’s a fairly safe bet there will be another stimulus package with more direct payments to consumers and individuals and more help for small businesses.”Investors are counting on more aid to help propel economic growth under Biden, who is planning a flurry of executive orders on his first day. Still, it won’t be all smooth sailing, with Janet Yellen encountering early Republican resistance to Biden’s relief plan in her confirmation hearing to become Treasury secretary.On the virus front, Germany suffered record daily deaths and a study on the South African variant raised concern about the efficacy of vaccines.These are some key events coming up:Policy decisions are due Thursday from the Bank of Japan, Bank Indonesia and the European Central Bank.Earnings are due from companies including Kia Motors Corp., Schlumberger Ltd. and Yes Bank Ltd.These are the main moves in markets:StocksS&P 500 futures rose 0.1% as of 8:36 a.m. in Tokyo. The gauge climbed 1.4% on Wednesday.Futures on Japan’s Nikkei 225 climbed 0.8%.Hang Seng futures earlier gained 0.2%.Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 Index rose 0.8%.CurrenciesThe Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index slipped 0.1%.The yen was at 103.52 per dollar.The offshore yuan was at 6.4616 per dollar.The euro bought $1.2116.BondsThe yield on 10-year Treasuries held at 1.08%.CommoditiesWest Texas Intermediate crude dipped 0.6% to $52.99 a barrel.Gold was at $1,871.57 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.
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TORONTO, Jan. 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Constellation Software Inc. (TSX: CSU, TSX: CSU.DB) (the “Company”) announced today that the interest rate applicable to the unsecured subordinated floating rate debentures, Series 1 of the Company (the “Debentures”) will be reset to 7.2% per annum on March 31, 2021. This new interest rate is equal to the annual average percentage change in the “All-items Consumer Price Index” published by Statistics Canada during the 12 month period ending on December 31, 2020 plus 6.5% and will be reflected in the June 30, 2021 interest payment on the Debentures. The current interest rate of 8.4% will remain in place until March 30, 2021. The interest rate applicable to the Debentures will continue to be reset on an annual basis on March 31 of each year. Further details regarding the Debentures can be found in the final short form prospectus of the Company dated April 17, 2015 which has been filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and on EDGAR at www.sec.gov. About Constellation Software Inc. Constellation Software acquires, manages and builds vertical market software businesses that provide mission-critical software solutions. For further information please contact: Jamal BakshChief Financial Officer416firstname.lastname@example.org
Everyone will again be watching the vote totals for Curt Schilling, Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens, but the math says no candidate is likely to be voted in.
Mayors Applaud President Biden's Day One Action on DACA, Other Immigration ProvisionsPR NewswireWASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- On his first day in office, President Joe Biden took executive action on a host of priority issues, including significant changes to America's immigration system long called for by the U.
The prophecies did not come true. And people are fuming about it.
On his way out the door, President Donald Trump pardons a former Googler, Jack Ma reappears and Wattpad gets acquired. Although Donald Trump is no longer president of the United States as I write this, he still held the role on Tuesday evening, when he included former Googler Anthony Levandowski (who had been sentenced to 18 months in prison for stealing trade secrets) in his final set of 73 pardons.
Millions watch inauguration from home as chief justice administers oath of office at Capitol, two weeks after mob riotJoe Biden sworn in as president – follow live Joe Biden, the new president of the United States, with his wife Jill Biden at his swearing-in. At 78, Biden is the oldest president ever to take the oath of office. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images Joseph Robinette Biden Jr has been sworn in as the 46th president of the United States, promising to marshal a spirit of national unity to guide the country through one of the most perilous chapters in American history. Speaking under a bright winter sky, as snow flurries melted and the clouds parted, Biden declared “democracy has prevailed” during a ceremony that honored the ritual transfer of power at the US Capitol, where exactly two weeks ago a swarm of supporters loyal to his predecessor stormed the building in a violent and futile last stand to overturn the results of the election. “This is America’s day,” Biden said, gazing across the sprawl of the capital city’s national monuments, now guarded by a military garrison unprecedented in modern times and devoid of spectators as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. “This is democracy’s day.” Millions of Americans watched from home as Chief Justice John Roberts administered the 35-word oath of office to Biden, moments before noon, when he formally inherited the powers of the presidency. “Few people in our nation’s history have been more challenged or found a time more challenging or difficult than the time we’re in now,” he said, promising to dedicate his “whole soul” to rebuilding a country ravaged by disease, economic turmoil, racial inequality and political division. Donald Trump, who never formally conceded his defeat, left the White House on Wednesday morning and was not in attendance, a final display of irreverence for the traditions and norms that have long shaped the presidency. Mike Pence, the outgoing vice-president, was there, joined by the Clintons, the Bushes and the Obamas. The Biden era dawned in what he called a “winter of peril and significant possibilities.” He vowed to move forward with the “speed and urgency” required to meet the moment. That work began just hours after his inauguration. From the Oval office, Biden signed 17 executive orders and directives, moving swiftly to dismantle the most controversial pieces of his predecessor’s legacy. “There’s no time to start like today,” Biden told reporters, as he signed the decrees. Among them were actions to rejoin the Paris climate accords, terminate the effort to leave the World Health Organization, repeal a travel ban on several predominantly Muslim countries, revoke the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline and extend a pause on student loan payments and a federal moratorium on evictions and foreclosures. George W Bush, Nancy Pelosi and the Obamas arrive for the inauguration. Photograph: Reuters He also imposed a national mandate requiring mask-wearing in federal buildings and sent a sweeping immigration bill to Congress that would create an eight-year path to citizenship for millions of immigrants living in the country illegally. Waiting for the new president when he arrived in the Oval Office was a note from Trump, one tradition he chose to oblige. Biden declined to divulge its content, telling reporters only that his predecessor left “a very generous letter”. Harris, meanwhile, returned to Capitol Hill to swear in the newly elected Democratic senators from Georgia, Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock, as well as Alex Padilla, who will replace Harris as a senator from California. Their arrival in the chamber shifted the balance of power, giving Democrats the thinnest possible majority with Harris, in her role as president of the Senate, serving as the tie-breaking vote. Fear and anxiety surrounded the lead-up to Biden’s inauguration. The threat of more violence resulted in the deployment of nearly 25,000 national guard troops, transforming the shining city upon a hill into a military fortress. The pandemic had already greatly reshaped the inaugural events and ceremony, which typically draws hundreds of thousands of spectators to the National Mall. Much of the area was closed. Instead, flags from the states and territories represented those who the inaugural committee had urged to stay away, out of concern that large crowds would spread the coronavirus, which has now killed more than 400,000 Americans. Part of Biden’s legacy was secured even before he placed his hand atop a large, 19th-century Bible, a family heirloom accented with a Celtic cross and held by his wife, Jill Biden. Biden, the vice-president to the nation’s first black president, elevated Kamala Harris as America’s first female, first Black and first Asian American vice-president. “Don’t tell me things can’t change,” he said, marking explicitly the history of Harris’ ascension. The ceremony was enlivened by musical performances. Lady Gaga gave a towering rendition of the national anthem, Jennifer Lopez arrestingly mixed patriotic paeans with the pledge of allegiance in Spanish – “indivisible, con libertad y justicia para todos” – and Garth Brooks asked Americans to join him in singing Amazing Grace. Biden’s inauguration brings to a close one of the most volatile transitions in modern memory, an interregnum that tested the fragility of America’s commitment to an orderly and peaceful transition of power. For weeks after his defeat, Trump whipped up loyalists with baseless allegations of a stolen election. His claims were dismissed by dozens of courts, security experts, Republican election officials and his then attorney general. But Trump refused to accept his political fate, a decision that culminated two weeks ago in the assault on the US Capitol, where rioters attempted to stop Congress from certifying Biden’s win. Biden described a nation capable of overcoming daunting odds and seemingly incontrovertible divisions. Photograph: Getty Images Biden said the events of the past few weeks offered “painful lesson” about the power of words and the threat of conspiracy. “There is truth and there are lies,” he said, reminding the nation’s political leaders, many of whom were arrayed onstage behind him, that it was their duty to “defend the truth and defeat the lies”. As Biden spoke, Trump was nearly 1,000 miles away, at his south Florida resort in Mar-a-Lago, where he concluded his historically unpopular presidency and now awaits his second impeachment trial. Earlier on Wednesday, he held a farewell event for families and supporters. In his final hours as commander-in-chief, he boasted that the last four years had been “amazing by any standard” and promised he would “be back in some form”. Biden never mentioned his predecessor by name but struck a stark contrast in tone and tenor. During his remarks, he paused to observe a moment of silence to remember those who had died from the virus, acknowledging the pandemic’s grim toll in way Trump never did. Whereas Trump four years ago conjured dark visions of “American carnage”, Biden described a nation capable of overcoming daunting odds and seemingly incontrovertible divisions. He appealed for unity, a dominant theme of his presidential campaign, while recognizing that the plea might sound like “foolish fantasy” in an age governed by tribalism and partisan passions. “We must end this uncivil war that pits red against blue, rural versus urban, conservative versus liberal,” he said. Joe Biden with Jill Biden, and Kamala Harris with her husband, Doug Emhoff, at the Capitol. Senators Roy Blunt and Amy Klobuchar were also in attendance. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters Nearly half a century after he was sworn in as one of the nation’s youngest senators, he became the oldest president to take the oath of office, at 78. A veteran of Washington first elected to the Senate in 1972, where he served until becoming vice-president under Barack Obama in 2009, Biden enters the White House with one of the deepest résumés in American political history, experience he will rely as he faces what he called “this time of testing”. Loss and recovery have marked his long career in public service. His first wife and his daughter were killed in a car accident days after his election to the Senate. In 2015, he buried his eldest son, Beau, who died of brain cancer. Biden’s rise to the presidency, the realization of a life’s dream, was paved with false starts and bad timing. A plagiarism scandal plagued his first run. Outshone by the history-making candidacy of his Democratic opponents in 2008, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, Biden bowed out before the Iowa caucuses. Then, in 2015, still mourning the loss of his son, Biden opted not to run. But Trump’s presidency tormented him. Trump’s failure to forcefully condemn the white supremacist violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2017 was Biden’s motivation for launching a third presidential bid. Biden presented himself as a rebuke to Trump – an empathetic figure shaped by personal tragedy who believed he had something to offer the country at a moment of national tragedy. “We will be judged, you and I, by how we resolve these cascading crises of our era,” Biden said in his address. “Will we rise to the occasion, is the question. Will we master this rare and difficult hour? Will we meet our obligations and pass along a new and better world to our children? I believe we must.”
To maximize your power on the bike, you need to incorporate workouts like this one off the bike.
Some adherents of the QAnon constellation of pro–Donald Trump conspiracy theories are said to be crestfallen, while others display signs of resignation to facts.
Tom Hanks is hosting a primetime TV special with performances from Justin Timberlake, Demi Lovato and more