The coronavirus pandemic has been relentless in the Black community with African Americans being nearly three times more likely to die from complications.
The coronavirus pandemic has been relentless in the Black community with African Americans being nearly three times more likely to die from complications.
China's moves coincide with the start of the Biden administration, which has shown support for Taiwan.
LOS ANGELES — Kawhi Leonard scored 34 points and the Los Angeles Clippers beat Oklahoma City 108-101 on Sunday for their seventh consecutive victory and second straight over the Thunder. Serge Ibaka added 17 points. At 13-4, the Clippers are tied with the Lakers for the best record in the NBA. Leonard's total was one off his season high to go with nine rebounds and eight assists. He had 31 points in LA's 14-point win over the Thunder on Friday night. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led the Thunder with 23 points against his former team, and George Hill added 22 points. Oklahoma City has lost three in a row and five of six. Hill hit three straight 3-pointers for the Thunder after they trailed by 17 in the fourth. Reggie Jackson turned the ball over and Luguentz Dort fed Gilgeous-Alexander for a dunk that capped 11 consecutive points and cut their deficit to 102-96. Leonard dunked to stop the Thunder's run. Gilgeous-Alexander dribbled inside and scored, getting the Thunder back within six. Oklahoma City was forced to foul in the closing seconds. Jackson made 4 of 6 free throws to close it out. The Thunder hung around in the third, cutting their deficit to 72-67. But Leonard hit a 3-pointer and another basket, quickly restoring the Clippers' lead to double digits. They were bolstered by Jackson's 10 points, including eight in a row, off the bench. The Thunder fell behind by 17 points in the first half and rallied to close within eight three times in the second quarter. Leonard hit a 3-pointer that sent the Clippers into halftime leading 56-45. TIP-INS Thunder: For the first time in 16 games — all starts — Dort failed to make at least one 3-pointer, missing all six attempts. He still leads the team with 34. Mike Muscala extended his own such streak, making 1 of 9, and is second on the team with 27 3s. ... Oklahoma City finished 7 of 35 from long-range and dropped to 1-7 against the West. Clippers: Their bench was 11 of 33 in the game, with Lou Williams missing 8 of 9 shots. ... Marcus Morris sat out because of illness. UP NEXT Thunder: At Portland on Monday. Clippers: At Atlanta on Tuesday in the opener of a six-game road trip. ___ More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Beth Harris, The Associated Press
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(Bloomberg) -- Asian stocks looked set for a muted start to the week as traders awaited a Federal Reserve policy meeting and a flurry of earnings reports against the backdrop of the worsening pandemic. The dollar was steady after Friday’s gains.Futures were little changed in Japan and Hong Kong and shares saw modest gains in Australia. S&P 500 contracts ticked higher after the benchmark slipped Friday for the first day in four amid concern that a new coronavirus strain may be deadlier than earlier variants. Treasury yields retreated. Oil prices were little changed Monday.Global stocks have edged back from all-time highs as additional virus lockdowns, the patchy rollout of vaccines and sparring over U.S. fiscal stimulus highlight risks to a nascent economic recovery. Investors are hoping Fed Chair Jerome Powell will provide reassurance after Wednesday’s policy meeting that $120 billion of monthly bond purchases won’t be tapered any time soon.Vaccine distribution is key to escaping the Covid-19 outbreak but frustration over supplies is growing. In a Facebook post, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte described delays in consignments by Pfizer Inc. and AstraZeneca Plc as “unacceptable.” Meanwhile, the U.K.’s health minister warned that vaccines may be less effective against new variants of the coronavirus.Elsewhere, China’s Xi Jinping is the opening day headliner at a virtual session of the World Economic Forum. With the global economy reeling, topics will range from fair economic and social systems to digitization and the climate crisis.These are some key events coming up in the week ahead:Microsoft Corp., Apple Inc., Tesla Inc., Facebook Inc., UBS Group AG and Samsung Electronics Co. are among companies reporting results.Chinese President Xi Jinping is due to speak at the World Economic Forum’s “The Davos Agenda 2021” online event on Monday.People’s Bank of China Governor Yi Gang and European Central Bank Chief Economist Philip Lane speak at a conference on Monday.Data on U.S. home prices and consumer confidence come Tuesday.The Federal Open Market Committee monetary policy decision and briefing by Chair Jerome Powell are scheduled for Wednesday.Fourth-quarter GDP, initial jobless claims and new home sales are among U.S. data releases Thursday.U.S. personal income, spending and pending home sales come Friday.These are the main moves in markets:StocksS&P 500 futures rose 0.2% as of 8:22 a.m. in Tokyo. The S&P 500 fell 0.3% on Friday.Futures on Japan’s Nikkei 225 were little changed.Hang Seng futures added 0.2%.Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 Index rose 0.2%.CurrenciesThe Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index climbed 0.4% on Friday.The yen was flat at 103.80 per dollar.The offshore yuan was little changed at 6.4942 per dollar.The euro was flat at $1.2169.The British pound was little changed at $1.3689.BondsThe yield on 10-year Treasuries ended last week at 1.09%.CommoditiesWest Texas Intermediate crude added 0.1% to $52.33 a barrel.Gold rose 0.1% to $1,858 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.
The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): 6:20 p.m. Alberta's chief medical officer of health reported 24 new COVID-19 deaths and 463 new cases in the province today. Dr. Deena Hinshaw said in a series of tweets that while the number of new cases and hospitalizations is down -- signs she called "encouraging" -- she asked people to "keep the momentum going" and follow public health guidance. Hinshaw said there are 652 people in Alberta hospitals with COVID-19, 111 of whom are in intensive care. --- 4:05 p.m. Saskatchewan is reporting three new deaths from COVID-19 and 260 new cases today. The province's daily pandemic update says two of the people who died were in their 60s -- one in the Far North East zone and the other in the Regina zone. The third death was a person over 80 in the Regina zone. The update says 33,039 vaccine doses have been administered in Saskatchewan as of yesterday, which is 101 per cent of the doses the province received. It explains the overage is due to efficiencies in drawing extra doses from the vaccine vials. --- 2:45 p.m. Public health officials in Manitoba are reporting three additional deaths in people with COVID-19 today. All three were in their 80s or older, and their deaths are linked with outbreaks at care homes and a health facility. The province says that as of this morning, 222 new cases of the virus have been identified. In total, 799 people have died from COVID-19 in Manitoba. Officials say one previously announced death has been deleted from the total case and death counts, noting it was added to the tally in error. --- 2:05 p.m. The Nunavut government is reporting a surge of new COVID-19 cases. The territory says in a news release there are 13 new infections, all in the Hudson Bay community of Arviat. The community of about 2,800 had been the centre of Nunavut's largest COVID-19 outbreak and at one point had 222 cases. But the territory went weeks without any new diagnoses until new cases were identified on both Friday and Saturday. Nunavut's Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Michael Patterson, says in a news release that public health restrictions in Arviat are being tightened. Patterson says all of the people with COVID-19 are asymptomatic, doing well and are isolating, and that contact tracing is underway to determine how the cases are linked. --- 1:20 p.m. Public health officials in New Brunswick are reporting 20 new cases of COVID-19 in the province today. There are now 334 active cases in the province and there are five people in hospital including two in intensive care. There have been 1,124 cases and 13 virus-related deaths in New Brunswick since the pandemic began. The Edmundston region is under a lockdown as of midnight, while the Fredericton, Saint John and Moncton regions are in the red level of the province's pandemic recovery plan. The rest of the province is at the orange level. --- 1:05 p.m. Public health officials in Newfoundland and Labrador are reporting no new confirmed cases of COVID-19 today. The province currently has five active cases and one person is in hospital. Since the start of the pandemic, the province has had 398 cases and four virus-related deaths. --- 12:45 p.m. Public health officials in Nova Scotia are reporting one new case of COVID-19 today. The case is in the province's Central Zone and involves a Dalhousie University student from Nova Scotia who lives off-campus, and is self-isolating now as required. Nova Scotia has 19 active cases of COVID-19. There have been 1,571 diagnoses and 65 COVID-related deaths in the province since the pandemic began. --- 11:55 a.m. Federal public Safety Minister Bill Blair says the Canadian military is sending troops to help with vaccine distribution in 32 remote Indigenous communities in northern Ontario. Blair announced the move to help the Nishnawbe Aski Nation on Twitter this morning following a request for help from the Ontario government. The Canadian military last week helped with inoculations in the community of Nain in Newfoundland and Labrador, including transporting people to and from vaccination sites. Military commanders have said the Armed Forces is ready to help where required. --- 11:15 a.m. Quebec is reporting 1,457 new cases of COVID-19 as well as 41 additional deaths linked to the virus. Twelve of the deaths occurred in the last 24 hours, while the rest happened earlier or at an unknown date. Hospitalizations declined for the fifth straight day, down by 56 to 1,327. Of those, 219 patients were in intensive care, which is an increase of three. --- 11 a.m. Ontario is reporting 2,417 new cases of COVID-19 today and 50 deaths linked to the virus. The new case count is up slightly from yesterday's total of 2,359. Public health officials in southwestern Ontario say a male teen who worked in a London-area long-term care home is among those who have recently died after contracting the virus. A spokesman for the Middlesex-London Health Unit says they can't provide the exact age or any other details about him, but added he is the youngest person in the county to have died of COVID-19. --- This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 24, 2021. The Canadian Press Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version said there were 102 deaths in Ontario over the past 24 hours. There were, in fact, 50 deaths.
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China's $163 billion in inflows last year, compared to $134 billion attracted by the United States, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) said in a report released on Sunday. In 2019, the United States had received $251 billion in inflows and China received $140 billion. China's economy picked up speed in the fourth quarter, with growth beating expectations as it ended a rough coronavirus-striken 2020 in remarkably good shape and remained poised to expand further this year even as the global pandemic rages unabated.
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PHOENIX, Jan. 24, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TILT Holdings Inc. (“TILT” or the “Company”) (CSE: TILT) (OTCQX: TLLTF) President Gary Santo provided the following statement regarding the recent actions taken by the Commonwealth Dispensary Association (“CDA”) in Massachusetts. Statement from TILT Holdings President Gary Santo: Earlier this month, the Commonwealth Dispensary Association (“CDA”) filed a lawsuit against the Cannabis Control Commission related to new delivery regulations that would benefit social equity and economic empowerment operators. Commonwealth Alternative Care (“CAC”), a wholly owned subsidiary of TILT Holdings Inc. (“TILT”) and a member of the CDA, has been clear in expressing its concerns regarding the possibility of filing such a suit and is extremely disappointed in the CDA’s decision to pursue litigation. TILT firmly believes that social equity operators can and must be a vital part of the cannabis ecosystem and while there is always room for improvement with newly drafted regulations, we do not think that engaging in litigation achieves any such improvement. Earlier today, we spoke with leadership at the CDA and requested that they drop the lawsuit and instead reengage with the various stakeholders to identify and address the consequences associated with the current draft, as all parties will ultimately benefit from such an open dialogue. We also feel strongly that the best way to resolve an issue is to force change from within, so while we respect our fellow members’ decision to resign from the CDA, at present we plan to do what we can to influence the CDA board to reverse its decision to litigate and instead use its platform as an agent of change and equality in the Massachusetts cannabis market. That said, should our efforts prove unsuccessful, we reserve the right to resign from the organization as we seek to partner with and support our social equity colleagues and choose not to associate with organizations or entities that do not share in that belief. About TILT Holdings Inc. TILT helps cannabis businesses build brands. Through a portfolio of companies providing technology, hardware, cultivation and production, TILT services brands and cannabis retailers across 35 states in the U.S., as well as Canada, Israel, Mexico, South America and the European Union. TILT’s core businesses include Jupiter, a wholly owned subsidiary and leader in the vaporization segment focused on hardware design, research, development and manufacturing; and cannabis operations Commonwealth Alternative Care, Inc. in Massachusetts and Standard Farms, LLC in Pennsylvania. TILT is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona. For more information, visit www.tiltholdings.com. The CSE has neither approved nor disapproved the contents of this news release. Investor Relations Contact:Taylor Allisoninvestors@tiltholdings.com Media Contact:Ellen MellodyEllen@mattio.com570-209-2947
B.C. quietly updated the number of variant cases of COVID-19 detected in the province on Friday, confirming six cases of the U.K. variant and three cases of the South African variant. Variants recently identified in the United Kingdom, South Africa and Brazil are transmitting much more easily than the original strain, with data on the U.K. variant suggesting it is 50 per cent more transmissible from person to person than the common strain of SARS-CoV-2. Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry acknowledged the presence of the variants in B.C. during Friday's news conference focusing on the province's plan to roll out vaccines to the general population. She said all cases of the U.K. variant are travel-related, but none of the South African variant cases are. "Those are concerning. If we start to see rapid increase again, there's potential for these variants to [take hold] so this is just a way of saying we all have to be really careful right now," she said. The updated numbers were not provided during Friday's press conference but were listed in B.C.'s written COVID-19 situation report on Friday. As of Thursday there had been four instances of the U.K. variant in B.C. and one of the South African variant. B.C. laboratories are currently working on fast-tracking how they test for new, more infectious COVID-19 mutations, and laboratories at the B.C. Centre for Disease Control are ramping up their capacity to identify cases of the new mutations. But Andrew Longhurst, a doctoral student at Simon Fraser University and a health policy researcher, said that if some cases are not travel related it suggests variants could be spreading in the community unchecked — a situation he says should be addressed urgently. Watch | What are COVID-19 variants and how are they tracked in B.C.? "I'm quite unclear as to why we're not taking more urgent action and why the discovery of new cases of these variants are not being communicated clearly or directly," he said. Longhurst said health officials should be candid about the fact that the current plan to roll-out vaccines doesn't mean the province won't experience high numbers of cases throughout the spring if more infectious variants begin spreading widely in the community. "I'm optimistic about the vaccine roll out — but the bottom line is the timeline of the vaccinations doesn't line up with the emergence of the variants and how rapidly they're likely to spread in communities," he said. Calls for 'managed quarantine' Currently only five per cent of samples in Canada are tested for coronavirus variants. There have been dozens of cases of variants confirmed in Canada in recent weeks, with several having no link to travel. On Saturday genome sequencing confirmed that the U.K. variant of COVID-19 is present at a long-term care home in Barrie, Ont. where all but 2 of 129 residents have tested positive for the virus. As of Saturday, there had been 32 deaths at the home. "You only have to look at the news from other jurisdictions to know what is likely to happen if these variants take hold," said Longhurst. "I'm quite alarmed and I think we have a chance of having a very challenging spring ahead of us." Longhurst said B.C. should consider moving to a system used by jurisdictions that have more successfully contained the virus, citing the example of certain Australian provinces, where international travellers are quarantined in a hotel and regularly tested, including for variants. "It is so critical right now that we act urgently and at least do the low hanging fruit that, if we are going to allow uncontrolled travel nationally and internationally we have to move to a system of managed quarantine," he said. "We're kind of in the 11th hour now. We know that the self-isolation protocols that we're using in central and western provinces is too leaky." Currently, the province says people travelling to B.C. from another province or territory within Canada should only come for essential reasons. International travellers returning to B.C. are required by law to self-quarantine for 14 days and complete a federal application. All air passengers five years of age or older are required to test negative for COVID-19 before travelling from another country to Canada and must still complete the mandatory 14-day quarantine. Emergencies Act On Thursday Premier John Horgan said B.C. will not ban visitors from other provinces because a review of legal options showed it would not be possible right now. Foreign Affairs Minister Marc Garneau has said the federal government won't rule out invoking the federal Emergencies Act to limit travel as parts of the country continue to experience high infection rates of COVID-19.
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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Kai Crutchfield scored 10 of her 20 points in the last 4 1/2 minutes, Jakia Brown-Turner finished with 23 points and No. 2 North Carolina State rallied from 14 points down in the fourth quarter to remain undefeated, beating Virginia Tech 89-87 on Sunday.
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Australia's medical regulator has approved the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for use under a formal process, one of the first countries to complete a comprehensive approval, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Monday. The vaccine had been provisionally approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration's (TGA) for Australians aged 16 years and over, Morrison told reporters, noting it was a year since the first coronavirus case was detected in the country. Australia will administer both doses of the vaccine at the recommended time.
A three-alarm fire ignited late Saturday night at the Edmondson Village Shopping Center. Baltimore City firefighters arrived shortly after 10 p.m. to heavy smoke in several buildings with fire through the roof.
Linus Ullmark stopped 28 shots in regulation and overtime and three more in the shootout to help the Buffalo Sabres beat the Washington Capitals 43 on Sunday for just their second victory in six games this season.
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