Ben Simmons (Philadelphia 76ers) with a dunk vs the Los Angeles Lakers, 01/27/2021
Ben Simmons (Philadelphia 76ers) with a dunk vs the Los Angeles Lakers, 01/27/2021
A man who had already received his own Budget 2020 grocery vouchers stole more to support his pregnant wife.
Mirza, paired with Slovenian Andreja Klepac, reached the semi-finals in the women's doubles at the Qatar Open on Wednesday, her first tournament since Feb. 2020 when she played at the same Doha event. The 34-year-old, who recovered from COVID-19 in January, said she wanted to avenge the defeat she suffered in the Olympic bronze medal play-off match in 2016 when she lost 6-1 7-5 in mixed doubles with partner Rohan Bopanna. "The Tokyo Olympics was definitely one of the reasons (for my comeback)," six-time Grand Slam doubles champion Mirza said.
NEW YORK — When will children be able to get COVID-19 vaccines? It depends on the child's age, but some teenagers could be rolling up their sleeves before too long. The Pfizer vaccine already is cleared for use starting at age 16. That means some high schoolers could get in line for those shots whenever they become eligible in their area, either because of a medical condition or once availability opens up. Pfizer and Moderna both have completed enrolment for studies of children ages 12 and older, and expect to release the data over the summer. If regulators clear the results, younger teens likewise could start getting vaccinated once supply allows. The Moderna vaccine is currently cleared for people 18 and older. Researchers started with older children because they tend to respond to vaccines most similarly to adults. Testing even younger groups is more complex, because they may require a different dose or have differing responses. “Children are not just small adults,” said pediatrician Dr. James Campbell of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. “The younger you get, the higher the odds are that things could be different.” Children develop serious illness or die from COVID-19 at much lower rates than adults, but can still spread the virus. “There’s no question: we do want to immunize children,” said Drexel University pediatrics professor Dr. Sarah Long. Pfizer and Moderna expect to start studies in children 11 and younger later this year. “It’s unlikely we could get community protection without immunizing children,” Long added. “This is the lynchpin to getting everything back to some kind of normalcy.” __ The AP is answering your questions about the coronavirus in this series. Submit them at: FactCheck@AP.org. Read previous Viral Questions: How would COVID-19 vaccine makers adapt to variants? How do we know the COVID-19 vaccines are safe? How are experts tracking variants of the coronavirus? Marion Renault, The Associated Press
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(Bloomberg) -- Yemen’s Houthi rebels said they launched missile and drone strikes against a Saudi Arabian oil facility and a military base, as their attacks on the kingdom’s energy and security installations multiply.The Houthis, who are backed by Iran in Yemen’s civil war, said they bombed King Khalid Air Base in Saudi Arabia’s southwestern city of Khamis Mushait with a drone and hit a Saudi Aramco fuel depot in Jeddah with a Quds-2 cruise missile.Saudi officials also said they intercepted a “ballistic missile fired by the terrorist Houthi militia” toward Jazan, a city on the Red Sea coast near the Yemeni border and south of Jeddah.The extent of the damage, if any, was not immediately clear for any of the three locations.While most of the strikes claimed by the Houthis cause limited damage and few casualties, their frequency has roiled energy and shipping markets in the oil-rich Persian Gulf. Brent crude rose 0.7% to $64.50 a barrel on Thursday, extending this year’s gains to 25%.Aramco and Saudi officials did not immediately respond to requests for comment on the claimed Aramco attack.Tensions have mounted in the Gulf as U.S. President Joe Biden explores rejoining a 2015 accord designed to reduce Iran’s nuclear activities. The Pentagon said on Wednesday it may respond to a rocket assault on a base in western Iraq hosting its troops. While no group has yet claimed responsibility, the U.S. blamed Iran for an attack on the site last year.Washington carried out air strikes against Iran-backed fighters in Syria late last month in reaction to an attack on a military base in northern Iraq. Biden said that was a warning to Iran to “be careful.”Yemen WarThe Houthis have been fighting Yemen’s United Nations-recognized government since 2014. A Saudi-led coalition intervened the following year on the side of the government. The UN has called the conflict -- in which tens of thousands of people have died -- the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.Former U.S. President Donald Trump classified the Houthis as a terrorist organization last year, shortly after a number of attacks on oil tankers in the Red Sea. Biden rescinded that designation, saying it was hindering the efforts of aid workers to provide food and shelter to Yemenis living under Houthi control.Biden’s administration has vowed to end the conflict. Last month, it halted U.S. support for Saudi Arabia’s offensive operations and appointed Tim Lenderking, a former senior State Department official, to lead American peace efforts.The Houthis have had indirect talks with American officials, Mohammed Bakhiti, a member of the group’s political bureau, told Al Jazeera on Thursday. They haven’t resulted in any progress, he said.The communication was facilitated by Oman, Houthi spokesman Mohammed Abdulsalam told Russia’s Sputnik News on Wednesday.“As long as the aggression and blockade continue, we will respond with full force,” he said.(Updates throughout, adds map)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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The gaming giant will invest in Singapore and Macau, where it is building a London-themed resort.
German business groups expressed dismay on Thursday after Chancellor Angela Merkel and state leaders agreed a gradual easing of coronavirus curbs but added an "emergency brake" to reimpose restrictions if case numbers get out of control. "The results of the coronavirus summit are a disaster for the retail sector," said Stefan Genth, chief executive of the HDE retail association. Other retailers can only reopen in regions where case numbers are below 50 cases per 100,000 people over seven days.
(Bloomberg) -- European stocks dropped and U.S. futures were steady on Thursday as Treasury yields stabilized following a renewed bout of bond volatility. The Stoxx 600 Index slipped 0.5%, dragged lower by miners as gold held near a 9-month low. S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 futures recovered from an overnight slump, spurred by Treasury yields approaching 1.5% on Wednesday and rising inflation expectations.Yields dropped and the dollar was steady ahead of remarks from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell today, where he’s expected to say the central bank will be ultra-patient in pulling back its support for the economy after the pandemic has ended.MSCI Inc.’s Asia-Pacific gauge had its worst decline this week. The technology sector struggled while real estate, finance and energy shares outperformed amid a shift to value segments.The rise in inflation expectations and long-term borrowing costs is stoking volatility and raising concern that a prolonged rally in equity markets may be in jeopardy. Investors are trying to assess central banks’ appetite to buy more longer-dated bonds to keep financial conditions loose. The focus turns to Powell’s upcoming comments, after Chicago Fed President Charles Evans said the recent climb in yields reflected economic optimism.“Inflation is a concern; there is a lot of money sloshing around the system and it makes sense to have some sort of a correction right now,” said Shana Sissel, Spotlight Asset Group chief investment officer. “And bond yields going up is the market’s implicit way of tightening since the Fed has made it clear they don’t have the intention of doing so.”Read: U.S. Inflation Expectations Hit Decade High as Yields ResurgeDemocratic leaders in the Senate are working to consolidate support for the $1.9 trillion stimulus bill, which is expected to spur growth. The U.S. economy expanded modestly in the first two months of the year and vaccinations are aiding business optimism, according to the Federal Reserve’s Beige Book.Elsewhere, WTI oil traded near $62 a barrel, with traders focusing on a critical OPEC+ meeting that may see supply curbs eased, while tracking events in the Middle East after Houthi rebels said they hit a Saudi Aramco site with a missile.Some key events to watch this week:OPEC+ meeting on output Thursday.U.S. factory orders, initial jobless claims and durable goods orders are due Thursday.Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks Thursday.The February U.S. employment report on Friday will provide an update on the speed and direction of the nation’s labor market recovery.These are some of the moves in markets:StocksFutures on the S&P 500 Index were little changed at 8:20 a.m. London time.The Stoxx Europe 600 Index dipped 0.4%.The MSCI Asia Pacific Index declined 1.8%.The MSCI Emerging Market Index fell 1.8%.CurrenciesThe Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index was little changed.The euro fell 0.1% to $1.2052.The British pound was little changed at $1.3955.The onshore yuan was little changed at 6.468 per dollar.The Japanese yen weakened 0.2% to 107.20 per dollar.BondsThe yield on 10-year Treasuries fell three basis points to 1.45%.The yield on two-year Treasuries decreased less than one basis point to 0.14%.Germany’s 10-year yield fell three basis points to -0.31%.Britain’s 10-year yield declined two basis points to 0.755%.Japan’s 10-year yield rose one basis point to 0.132%.CommoditiesWest Texas Intermediate crude gained 0.7% to $61.69 a barrel.Brent crude gained 0.7% to $64.55 a barrel.Gold strengthened 0.4% to $1,717.78 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.
Earlier on 26 February, Shiv Kumar’s associate Nodeep Kaur was released from jail after getting bail in three cases.
Red Arrow Studios, the production group owned by German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1, took a €46 million ($55M) hit to its revenue in 2020 after the coronavirus pandemic halted production around the world. Red Arrow-owned Kinetic Content landed a big Netflix hit in the shape of Love Is Blind, but it was ultimately an unsettled year for […]
Toronto Raptors (17-18, eighth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Boston Celtics (18-17, fourth in the Eastern Conference) Boston; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST LINE: Celtics -8; over/under is 217.5 BOTTOM LINE: Boston will try to keep its four-game home win streak intact when the Celtics face Toronto. The Celtics are 2-4 against division opponents. Boston is third in the Eastern Conference in team defence, allowing only 110.4 points while holding opponents to 46.7% shooting. The Raptors have gone 12-10 against Eastern Conference opponents. Toronto is ninth in the Eastern Conference scoring 112.6 points per game and is shooting 45.1%. The teams meet for the third time this season. The Celtics won 120-106 in the last matchup on Feb. 11. Semi Ojeleye led Boston with 24 points, and Kyle Lowry led Toronto with 24 points. TOP PERFORMERS: Jayson Tatum leads the Celtics scoring 24.9 points per game, and is averaging 6.9 rebounds and 4.4 assists. Jaylen Brown is averaging 19.5 points and 4.4 assists over the last 10 games for Boston. Lowry is third on the Raptors averaging 18.1 points and is adding 5.6 rebounds. DeAndre' Bembry is averaging 2.3 assists and 5.6 points over the last 10 games for Toronto. LAST 10 GAMES: Celtics: 5-5, averaging 111.8 points, 44.2 rebounds, 22.3 assists, seven steals and 5.1 blocks per game while shooting 46.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.5 points on 46.3% shooting. Raptors: 5-5, averaging 108.5 points, 39.3 rebounds, 24.7 assists, 6.9 steals and 6.1 blocks per game while shooting 45.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 109.4 points on 44.6% shooting. INJURIES: Celtics: Romeo Langford: out (wrist), Marcus Smart: out (calf). Raptors: Malachi Flynn: out (health and safety protocols), Pascal Siakam: out (health and safety protocols), Fred VanVleet: out (health protocols), Patrick McCaw: out (health and safety protocols), OG Anunoby: out (health protocols). ___ The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar. The Associated Press
Denver Nuggets (20-15, seventh in the Western Conference) vs. Indiana Pacers (16-18, ninth in the Eastern Conference) Indianapolis; Thursday, 8 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Denver will try to keep its three-game road win streak intact when the Nuggets take on Indiana. The Pacers have gone 7-10 in home games. Indiana ranks sixth in the league with 26.6 assists per game. T.J. McConnell leads the Pacers averaging 6.8. The Nuggets are 11-8 on the road. Denver averages 115.9 points and has outscored opponents by 5.1 points per game. The matchup Thursday is the first meeting of the season for the two teams. TOP PERFORMERS: Justin Holiday leads the Pacers averaging 2.5 made 3-pointers, and is scoring 11.5 points per game while shooting 41.1% from beyond the arc. McConnell is shooting 56.6% and averaging 10.6 points over the last 10 games for Indiana. Jamal Murray leads the Nuggets averaging 2.7 made 3-pointers while scoring 21.7 points per game and shooting 40.3% from beyond the arc. Michael Porter Jr. is averaging 2.2 made 3-pointers and scoring 13.2 points over the last 10 games for Denver. LAST 10 GAMES: Pacers: 4-6, averaging 113 points, 40 rebounds, 26.2 assists, 8.6 steals and 6.5 blocks per game while shooting 46.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114 points on 47.6% shooting. Nuggets: 6-4, averaging 117.7 points, 42.5 rebounds, 25.3 assists, 7.6 steals and 4.1 blocks per game while shooting 50.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 109.6 points on 46.6% shooting. INJURIES: Pacers: Caris LeVert: out (kidney), TJ Warren: out (foot). Nuggets: Markus Howard: day to day (health and safety protocols), Facundo Campazzo: out (health and safety protocols), JaMychal Green: out (shoulder), R.J. Hampton: day to day (health and safety protocols), Gary Harris: day to day (adductor), Paul Millsap: out (knee). ___ The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar. The Associated Press
Detroit Pistons (10-25, 15th in the Eastern Conference) vs. New York Knicks (18-18, fifth in the Eastern Conference) New York; Thursday, 7:30 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Julius Randle and the New York Knicks host Saddiq Bey and the Detroit Pistons in Eastern Conference action. The Knicks are 12-10 against Eastern Conference opponents. New York averages 46.5 rebounds per game and is 3-12 when opponents win the rebound battle. The Pistons are 7-14 in conference play. Detroit has a 1-4 record in games decided by 3 points or fewer. The teams meet for the second time this season. The Knicks won 109-90 in the last matchup on Feb. 28. Randle led New York with 25 points, and Jerami Grant led Detroit with 21 points. TOP PERFORMERS: Alec Burks leads the Knicks with 1.9 made 3-pointers, and is averaging 11.2 points while shooting 40.4% from beyond the arc. Randle is averaging 25.3 points, 11 rebounds and 4.6 assists over the last 10 games for New York. Mason Plumlee ranks second on the Pistons averaging 10.4 points and is adding 9.0 rebounds. Bey is averaging 14 points and 5.8 rebounds while shooting 46.3% over the last 10 games for Detroit. LAST 10 GAMES: Knicks: 7-3, averaging 110.3 points, 46.4 rebounds, 21.1 assists, 6.6 steals and 4.4 blocks per game while shooting 46.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 105.9 points on 43.1% shooting. Pistons: 4-6, averaging 107.3 points, 43.6 rebounds, 25.4 assists, 7.6 steals and 5.6 blocks per game while shooting 45.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 107.8 points on 45.6% shooting. INJURIES: Knicks: Derrick Rose: day to day (health protocols), Taj Gibson: day to day (ankle), Mitchell Robinson: out (hand), Elfrid Payton: day to day (hamstring). Pistons: Delon Wright: out (right adductor), Frank Jackson: out (illness), Killian Hayes: out (hip), Jahlil Okafor: out (knee), Josh Jackson: out (illness), Jerami Grant: out (quad), Blake Griffin: out (not with team). ___ The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar. The Associated Press
Oklahoma City Thunder (14-21, 13th in the Western Conference) vs. San Antonio Spurs (18-13, sixth in the Western Conference) San Antonio; Thursday, 9 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: San Antonio faces Oklahoma City in a matchup of Western Conference teams. The Spurs are 12-12 in Western Conference games. San Antonio is 18-8 in games when scoring 100 or more points. The Thunder have gone 6-16 against Western Conference opponents. Oklahoma City averages 14.5 turnovers per game and is 5-14 when committing more turnovers than opponents. The teams meet for the third time this season. The Thunder won 102-99 in the last matchup on Feb. 24. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led Oklahoma City with 42 points, and Dejounte Murray led San Antonio with 27 points. TOP PERFORMERS: DeMar DeRozan is shooting 48.9% and averaging 20 points. Patty Mills is averaging 2.8 made 3-pointers and 11.7 points over the last 10 games for San Antonio. Gilgeous-Alexander has shot 50.8% and is averaging 22.9 points for the Thunder. Theo Maledon is averaging 3.7 assists and 7.6 points over the last 10 games for Oklahoma City. LAST 10 GAMES: Spurs: 7-3, averaging 111.3 points, 44.4 rebounds, 25.7 assists, 7.5 steals and five blocks per game while shooting 45.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 108.5 points on 44.3% shooting. Thunder: 4-6, averaging 102.1 points, 42.8 rebounds, 23.1 assists, 6.3 steals and 3.2 blocks per game while shooting 43.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 107.4 points on 45.7% shooting. INJURIES: Spurs: Devin Vassell: out (health and safety protocols), Rudy Gay: out (health and safety protocols), LaMarcus Aldridge: day to day (illness), Derrick White: out (health and safety protocols). Thunder: George Hill: out (thumb), Hamidou Diallo: out (groin), Trevor Ariza: out (personal). ___ The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar. The Associated Press
Golden State Warriors (19-17, ninth in the Western Conference) vs. Phoenix Suns (23-11, second in the Western Conference) Phoenix; Thursday, 10 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Phoenix is looking to keep its three-game win streak alive when the Suns take on Golden State. The Suns have gone 3-2 against division opponents. Phoenix is fifth in the Western Conference shooting 37.9% from deep, led by Mikal Bridges shooting 42.6% from 3-point range. The Warriors are 3-3 against opponents in the Pacific Division. Golden State averages 113.8 points and has outscored opponents by 1.1 points per game. The teams square off for the second time this season. The Suns won the last matchup 114-93 on Jan. 28. Bridges scored 20 points to help lead Phoenix to the victory. TOP PERFORMERS: Devin Booker leads the Suns scoring 25.2 points per game, and is averaging 3.6 rebounds and 4.4 assists. Deandre Ayton is averaging 15.6 points and 8.8 rebounds while shooting 66.7% over the last 10 games for Phoenix. Stephen Curry leads the Warriors averaging 29.7 points and is adding 5.5 rebounds. Kent Bazemore is averaging 1.7 made 3-pointers and scoring 8.4 points over the last 10 games for Golden State. LAST 10 GAMES: Suns: 8-2, averaging 120.4 points, 39.9 rebounds, 29.7 assists, 7.2 steals and 4.6 blocks per game while shooting 52.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 106.4 points on 46.8% shooting. Warriors: 5-5, averaging 113.8 points, 41.4 rebounds, 29.9 assists, nine steals and four blocks per game while shooting 47.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.9 points on 45.6% shooting. INJURIES: Suns: None listed. Warriors: Kelly Oubre Jr.: out (wrist), Draymond Green: day to day (ankle), Marquese Chriss: out for season (leg), Klay Thompson: out for season (right achilles). ___ The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar. The Associated Press
Sacramento Kings (14-21, 12th in the Western Conference) vs. Portland Trail Blazers (20-14, fifth in the Western Conference) Portland; Thursday, 10 p.m. EST LINE: Trail Blazers -4.5; over/under is 238 BOTTOM LINE: Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers square off against the Sacramento Kings. Lillard currently ranks fourth in the league scoring 29.4 points per game. The Trail Blazers have gone 10-9 against Western Conference teams. Portland is 14-6 against opponents below .500. The Kings are 7-10 in conference play. Sacramento allows the most points in the NBA, giving up 120.3 points while allowing opponents to shoot 49.3%. The two teams matchup for the third time this season. The Trail Blazers defeated the Kings 132-126 in their last matchup on Jan. 13. Lillard led Portland with 40 points, and De'Aaron Fox paced Sacramento scoring 29 points. TOP PERFORMERS: Lillard is averaging 29.4 points and eight assists for the Trail Blazers. Carmelo Anthony is averaging 15.6 points over the last 10 games for Portland. Fox leads the Kings averaging 7.4 assists while scoring 22.8 points per game. Buddy Hield is averaging 3.6 made 3-pointers and scoring 16.3 points over the last 10 games for Sacramento. LAST 10 GAMES: Trail Blazers: 6-4, averaging 113.2 points, 43.9 rebounds, 19.8 assists, six steals and 5.7 blocks per game while shooting 46.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 113.6 points on 46.2% shooting. Kings: 2-8, averaging 117.2 points, 38.6 rebounds, 26.4 assists, 6.9 steals and 3.6 blocks per game while shooting 49.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 124.9 points on 53.1% shooting. INJURIES: Trail Blazers: Jusuf Nurkic: out (wrist), Harry Giles III: out (calf), Zach Collins: out (ankle), CJ McCollum: out (left foot). Kings: Robert Woodard II: out (hamstring), Chimezie Metu: out (wrist), Tyrese Haliburton: out (calf), Jabari Parker: out (health and safety protocols), Hassan Whiteside: out (health and safety protocols). ___ The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar. The Associated Press
Miami Heat (17-18, seventh in the Eastern Conference) vs. New Orleans Pelicans (15-20, 11th in the Western Conference) New Orleans; Thursday, 8:30 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Miami hits the road against New Orleans trying to prolong its three-game road winning streak. The Pelicans are 10-8 in home games. New Orleans is the Western Conference leader with 11.6 offensive rebounds per game led by Steven Adams averaging 4.1. The Heat are 7-10 in road games. Miami is 12-3 when outrebounding opponents and averages 42.4 rebounds per game. The teams meet for the second time this season. The Heat won 111-98 in the last matchup on Dec. 25. Duncan Robinson led Miami with 23 points, and Zion Williamson led New Orleans with 32 points. TOP PERFORMERS: Lonzo Ball leads the Pelicans with 5.2 assists and scores 14.7 points per game. Williamson is averaging 28.7 points and 8.3 rebounds while shooting 62.4% over the last 10 games for New Orleans. Bam Adebayo leads the Heat with 9.5 rebounds and averages 19.2 points. Kendrick Nunn is averaging 3.3 assists and 16 points over the last 10 games for Miami. LAST 10 GAMES: Pelicans: 4-6, averaging 123.4 points, 46.3 rebounds, 27.7 assists, 7.3 steals and four blocks per game while shooting 51.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 122.5 points on 50.2% shooting. Heat: 6-4, averaging 107.5 points, 43.3 rebounds, 26.6 assists, 8.4 steals and four blocks per game while shooting 45.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 107.2 points on 45.7% shooting. INJURIES: Pelicans: None listed. Heat: Jimmy Butler: day to day (knee), Avery Bradley: out (calf), Gabe Vincent: day to day (knee), Meyers Leonard: out for season (shoulder). ___ The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar. The Associated Press
As Pollard joined the exclusive group of batsmen hitting six sixes in an over with Herschelle Gibbs and Yuvraj Singh, Twitter went gaga over the feat.
The UK’s regulator said the jabs will not have to undergo lengthy clinical trials but its safety won’t be compromised