Washington [US], May 12 (ANI): Gulping down a few drinks with a stranger may make you get closer to them, as per the findings of a study with pandemic-related implications. Researchers report that strangers who consume alcohol together may keep their distance initially -- but draw physically closer as they become intoxicated.
(Bloomberg) -- U.S. stocks slumped for a third day and bonds yields climbed after a report showed inflation rose more than forecast, adding to concern that price pressures will stifle a recovery in the world’s biggest economy.The technology sector continues to lead the retreat in equities, with Apple and Microsoft pacing declines in the Nasdaq 100. Cathie Wood’s ARK Innovation ETF resumed its slide, bringing this year’s loss to about 18%. After closing at a record high on Friday, the benchmark S&P 500 slumped the most since Feb. 25. Energy was the only one of the 11 industry sectors in the green. Treasury yields moved briefly off the highs of the day after a successful 10-year note auction.“The CPI data point feeds into a myopic narrative that the U.S. is overheating and the Fed is one step away from tightening,” said Mike Bailey, director of research at FBB Capital Partners. “Bears will feast on this tightening theme in the short term, but my sense is inflation will prove fleeting and markets will revert back to a more bullish view of moderate growth and lower risk of Fed tightening until we get to a full recovery.”European stocks closed mostly higher, lifted by optimism about economic re-openings and booming commodities.The debate over whether inflation will be persistent enough to force the Federal Reserve to tighten policy sooner than current guidance suggests comes as abundant stimulus has powered a rally in global equities, raising concerns valuations had become expensive. Fed Vice Chair Richard Clarida says he was surprised by the rise in consumer prices and “we would not hesitate to act” to bring inflation down to its goals if needed.The consumer price index increased 0.8% from the prior month after a 0.6% gain in March. Excluding the volatile food and energy components, the so-called core CPI rose 0.9% from March.“With inflation numbers coming in even higher than expected -- even taking into account base effects -- it’s going to have the market re-evaluating its view on rates,” said Chris Zaccarelli, chief investment officer at Independent Advisor Alliance. “The bond market has been surprisingly sanguine about rising inflation pressures and eventually it’s going to have to acknowledge that current rates are too low.”Copper and iron ore were on course for new records amid a broadening commodities boom. Oil was steady above $65 per barrel. The biggest U.S. pipeline is still closed in the wake of a cyberattack, leading to acute fuel shortages in some parts of the nation.MLIV’s Question of the Day: How Priced In Is a European Reopening?These are some of the main moves in markets:StocksThe S&P 500 fell 1.6%, falling for the third straight day, the longest losing streak since March 4 as of 1:20 p.m. New York timeThe Nasdaq 100 fell 2.3%, falling for the third straight day, the longest losing streak since May 5The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 1.3%, falling for the third straight day, the longest losing streak since March 4The MSCI World index fell 1.4%, more than any closing loss since March 4CurrenciesThe Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index rose 0.6%, more than any closing gain since April 30The euro slipped 0.6%, more than any closing loss since April 30The British pound slipped 0.6%, more than any closing loss since April 30The Japanese yen slipped 0.9%, more than any closing loss since March 4BondsThe yield on 10-year Treasuries advanced seven basis points, more than any closing gain since March 12Germany’s 10-year yield advanced four basis points, climbing for the sixth straight day, the longest winning streak since Feb. 8Britain’s 10-year yield advanced five basis points, more than any closing gain since March 12CommoditiesWest Texas Intermediate crude rose 1.5%, climbing for the fourth straight day, the longest winning streak since April 15Gold futures fell 0.9% to $1,820 an ounceFor 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.
Indore (Madhya Pradesh) [India], May 12 (ANI): Rural areas in Indore are witnessing a COVID-19 positivity rate of more than 20 per cent, according to RS Mandloi, Indore Additional Collector.
New Delhi [India], May 12 (ANI): The Union Health Ministry said over 4 lakh beneficiaries aged between 18-44 years were administered COVID-19 vaccine doses on Wednesday.
New Delhi [India], May 12 (ANI): The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has decided to investigate the case of alleged rape and death of a woman activist from West Bengal, at Tikri border where the farmers protest is going on against Centre's three farm laws.
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As a lengthy, bitter fight over mask requirements for students neared its conclusion, the chairperson of a Florida school board announced that she would agree to lift a mandate that had been in place since September even though she preferred leaving it in place until the end of the academic year. Parents hurled insults in response. “Communist! Democrat!,” opponents of making children wear masks in school shouted as Ueberschaer and the district superintendent said at a May 3 meeting that they still considered masks advisable. “This is Santa Rosa County, America, not China!” Moments later, the Santa Rosa school board voted unanimously to make masks optional for all grades effective immediately, joining dozens of other U.S, communities in declaring that masks were or would soon no longer be mandatory for students. The debates have been emotional and highly divisive around the country, in some cases leading to the involvement of police. A few beleaguered school boards, caught between the demands of anti-mask parents and the appeals of employee unions, eliminated student mask rules only to reverse or revise the decisions. Where many see a continued need to protect children who aren't vaccinated against COVID-19, opponents argue that masks make students uncomfortable and mandates impinge on freedom. “The mask is a personal choice, and I wore it at the beginning, but I just decided that it wasn’t about the mask anymore,” said Cynthia Licharowicz, a Milton, Florida, parent who opposed Santa Rosa County’s rule. "So I decided to take it off, and I wanted my child to have the same choice.” The dustups highlight competing risk narratives 14 months into the pandemic: Even as a number of U.S. schools remain closed to minimize infections, districts in states from Alabama to Wyoming decided to ditch student mask mandates. Many more are likely to do the same before the next school year starts, despite the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's guidance that schools “should prioritize universal and correct use of masks and physical distancing.” Some public health experts are alarmed. While the Food and Drug Administration this week approved Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for children as young as 12, it’s unlikely that many young adolescents will be vaccinated before the end of the academic year. Data from the CDC shows infection rates among U.S. residents ages 14-17 are now higher than for Americans, while the rates among children 6-13 are getting closer to the national average. “We know that masks work to reduce transmission,” Gigi Gronvall, a senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, said. “This is really not the time to remove one of the best tools we have to reduce transmission.” Many parents in school districts where masks have become voluntary also are concerned. School districts in the South, Midwest and West have done away with mandatory masks. In Arkansas, a law will make it illegal by the end of the summer for schools, or any government entity to require masks. “I am so frustrated....I don’t see any harm in wearing masks, and there is potential harm in not wearing a mask,” said Christie Black, the mother of a kindergartner and a third grader in Mesa, Arizona, who was puzzled by the decision of the state's largest school district to make masks optional indoors starting earlier this month. There’s little U.S. data about the spread of the coronavirus in schools where students didn't wears masks since most reopened schools required them, said Adam Hersh, a professor of pediatric infectious diseases at the University of Utah. Mask supporters point to worrying examples, including high transmission at a maskless summer camp in Georgia. Evidence from earlier in the pandemic found children less likely than adults to be infected with the coronavirus and less likely to become seriously ill from COVID-19. The CDC has said that while schools haven't been associated with substantial spread, outbreaks in schools not following infection-prevention measures “tend to result in increased transmission among teachers and school staff rather than among students.” Black continues to send her two children to school with masks but says “they flung their masks off” as soon as they saw classmates no longer covering their faces. “I feel like because the governor and the school board caved to peer pressure, it’s now up to my children not to cave to peer pressure,” Black said. “It just feels like we're more concerned with our own freedom and rights than doing what’s best for the most vulnerable.” In Santa Rosa, east of Pensacola, mask opponents dominated public debate even though surveys of parents and teachers showed divided opinions in the 28,000-student district. A small majority of teachers wanted to require masks at least through the end of the school year, while a small majority of parents wanted the requirement lifted immediately. The school board’s April 20 discussion about the issue nonetheless grew so heated that sheriff’s deputies escorted multiple attendees out of the meeting, including at least one who was shouting profanities at board members. Jennifer Hensley, a Santa Rosa County parent and middle school teacher, was the only member of the public at the meeting who spoke in favor of keeping the mask mandate versus the 18 who spoke against the requirement. She said she was worried about the health of her fellow teachers and of her 15-year-old daughter, who has an autoimmune disorder. “The atmosphere was so charged,” Hensley recalled later. “I don't think they were expecting that level of emotion to be involved.” Critics of the mask policy started organizing months earlier. Hailei Smead, a mother of three students, runs a Facebook group called Santa Rosa County Parents SPEAK UP that was created in September to oppose mask requirements and has nearly 900 members registered. Smead said her fifth-grade daughter was repeatedly isolated in the school office for refusing to wear a mask and eventually obtained a medical exception allowing her to forego a face covering. Smead declined to state the medical reason. “It’s not society’s job to protect every other individual,” Smead said. “It’s your own job to protect yourself and your own family.” Santa Rosa County district leaders emphasized they were following public health guidance, but state officials undercut that position even as public pressure built locally. Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran on April 14 urged local superintendents to make masks optional for the 2021-2022 school year. On April 29, Florida Surgeon General Scott Rivkees rolled back a series of health advisories that had been cited by the Santa Rosa district. So the school board called the May 3 meeting at which its five members voted to revoke the mask mandate. “I still strongly recommend the use of facemasks, especially for those who are not fully vaccinated,” board chair Ueberschaer said before the vote, raising her voice to be heard over shouting parents. “My hope is that the families will have a conversation with their children that face masks are now a personal choice, and that students should respect the choice of their peers.” Some of the insults hurled at Ueberschaer, a longtime school volunteer who is of Asian descent. included references to China. “It truly does make me sad that face masks have morphed from a virus-prevention strategy to a political statement," she said. Jeff Amy And Lindsay Whitehurst, The Associated Press
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THIS NEWS RELEASE IS NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO U.S. NEWSWIRE SERVICES FORDISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Treatment.com International Inc. (CSE: TRUE), a disruptive healthcare technology company that is harnessing the power of AI to help Canadians improve their health is pleased to announce a non-brokered private placement of up to 1,000,000 common shares (“share”) at a price of $5.00 per share for gross proceeds of up to $5,000,000 (the “Offering”). In connection with the Offering, the Company may pay a finder’s fee within the amount permitted by the policies of the Canadian Securities Exchange (the “Exchange”). Closing of the Offering is subject to a number of conditions, including receipt of all necessary corporate and regulatory approvals, including the Exchange. All securities issued in connection with the Offering will be subject to a statutory hold period of four months plus a day from the date of issuance in accordance with applicable securities legislation. The Offering is not subject to a minimum aggregate amount of subscriptions. The net proceeds from the Offering will be used for general corporate purposes and to execute the Company’s annual marketing plan. About Treatment.com International Inc.Treatment.com is a disruptive healthcare technology company that is harnessing the power of AI to help Canadians improve their health through personalized recommendations and insights. Based in Vancouver, the company spent the last five years working with a team of world-class doctors, engineers, mathematicians, and AI specialists to develop a complex AI engine that leverages the most robust, personalized data to generate highly predictive and accurate insights. Treatment.com is the parent company of Cara. This summer, Cara will be empowering Canadians to take control of their health with the launch of an innovative mobile app powered by this exclusive AI engine. For more information, please visit the company’s website at: www.treatment.com Treatment.com International Inc. Per: “John Fraser” Chief Executive Officer For further information about Treatment.com International Inc., please contact the Company at:Email: firstname.lastname@example.org The CSE does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. Neither the Canadian Securities Exchange nor its Market Regulator (as that term is defined in the policies of the Canadian Securities Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. The Canadian Securities Exchange has not in any way passed upon the merits of the proposed transaction and has neither approved nor disapproved the contents of this press release. This news release may include forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. All statements within, other than statements of historical fact, are to be considered forward looking. Although the Company believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements include market prices, exploitation and exploration successes, continued availability of capital and financing, and general economic, market or business conditions. There can be no assurances that such statements will prove accurate and, therefore, readers are advised to rely on their own evaluation of such uncertainties. We do not assume any obligation to update any forward-looking statements except as required under the applicable laws.
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MONTREAL — Air Transat has extended the suspension of its flights until July 29, due to continued travel restrictions in Canada and abroad. The airline run by tour company Transat AT advised passengers of the extension of the suspension that was slated to end in mid-June in a travel advisory on its website. It says affected customers will receive a notice informing them of their options. The Montreal-based airline's operations have been grounded since the Canadian government's request in January to stop travel to Mexico and the Caribbean because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Transat reached a deal with Ottawa last month to borrow up to $700 million, nearly half of which will go toward refunding travellers. The company sought the support after Air Canada withdrew its $190-million bid for Transat after learning that European Union regulators would not allow the deal to go ahead. This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 12, 2021. Companies in this story: (TSX:TRZ, TSX:AC) The Canadian Press
There are clear policy areas that will face intense scrutiny going forward as the nation looks at what lessons should be learned for the future.
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It's now been more than a year since the coronavirus pandemic shut down much of the U.S. economy, no more so than the chunk of that business that goes to the hospitality industry so dependent on summer travel. For example, real estate investment trusts (REITs) with properties dependent on business and leisure travel -- hotels and restaurants are the obvious examples -- really got hammered, with earnings and stock prices plummeting and, in some cases, dividends suspended. A projected summer gas shortage could threaten struggling retailers and restaurants just as they were finally expecting good times by raising their costs of doing business and encouraging people to go out less.
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Rachel Reeves decries lack of employment bill in Queens speechNew shadow chancellor faces Rishi Sunak in Commons for first time and signals intent to recoup lost voters Rachel Reeves told the Commons a Labour government would introduce measures to tackle low pay and the gig economy. Photograph: Parliament TV