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Biden will be the first person to read the President's Daily Brief in months — a stark example of how Trump viewed his presidential duties.
The easing of coronavirus restrictions for Christmas leads the nation’s papers.
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California's system for paying unemployment benefits is so dysfunctional that the state approved more than $140 million for at least 20,000 prisoners, local and federal prosecutors said Tuesday, detailing a scheme that resulted in claims filed in the names of well-known convicted murderers like Scott Peterson and Cary Stayner.From March to August, more than 35,000 inmates were named in claims filed with the California Employment Development Department, with more than 20,000 being paid, according to Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert. At least 158 claims were filed for 133 death-row inmates, resulting in more than $420,000 in benefits paid“It involves rapists and child molesters, human traffickers and other violent criminals in our state prisons,” Schubert said.The list includes Peterson, who was sentenced to death after being convicted of killing his pregnant wife following a trial that riveted the nation. The California Supreme Court recently overturned Peterson’s death sentence and has ordered a lower court to review his murder conviction.Schubert confirmed there was a claim made in the name of Scott Peterson, but declined to provide further details.Peterson's attorney, Pat Harris, said while Peterson's name surfaced during the investigation, there is no evidence Peterson received unemployment aid from the state.“This investigation, when it's completed, will show that he had not a thing to do with any kind of scheme to get fraudulent benefits,” Harris said.Schubert listed a number of inmates there who had claims filed in their names, including Stayner, convicted of killing four people in or near Yosemite National Park in 1999; Susan Eubanks, a San Diego woman convicted of shooting her four sons to death in 1997; Isauro Aguirre, who was sentenced to death for the 2013 murder of 8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez in Los Angeles; and Wesley Shermantine, part of the duo dubbed the “Speed Freak Killers” for their meth-induced killing rampage in the 1980s and ’90s.Prosecutors said they learned of the scheme from listening in on recorded prison phone calls, where inmates would talk about how easy it was for everyone to get paid. They said the scheme always involved someone on the outside — usually friends or family members of the inmates, who would then receive the benefits.In Kern County, home to five state prisons, one address was used to receive benefits for 16 inmates.“In my nearly four decades as a prosecutor in this state, I have never seen fraud of this magnitude,” Kern County District Attorney Cynthia Zimmer said.In some cases, inmates used their real names. In others, they used fake names and even fake Social Security numbers. In one instance, an inmate used the name: “poopy britches," Schubert said.“Quite frankly, the inmates are mocking us,” Schubert said.So far, 22 people have been charged in San Mateo County, including six people who were not in prison. Prosecutors said dozens of other investigations across the state are continuing.Prosecutors blamed the Employment Development Department, which has been overwhelmed by more than 16.4 million benefit claims since the pandemic began in March, resulting in a backlog that at one time totalled more than 1.6 million people.But prosecutors said in its haste to approve benefits, the department did not check unemployment claims against a list of prisoners, as many other states do. San Mateo District Attorney Stephen Wagstaffe said that when he notified the department about inmates fraudulently receiving benefits, they told him they could not cut off the payments until they were formally charged with a crime.The problem was so bad that on Monday, nine county district attorneys sent a letter to Gov. Gavin Newsom asking for him to intervene.“We face a manifest problem that requires action, not talk,” said McGregor Scott, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of California.Employment Development Department spokeswoman Loree Levy said the agency has been working with the Department of Labor's Office of Inspector General on cross-checking claims with inmates, saying they are “pursuing how to integrate such cross-matches moving forward as part of enhanced prevention efforts during this unprecedented time of pandemic-related unemployment fraud across the country.”In an email to the AP, Newsom called the fraud “absolutely unacceptable.” He said he first learned of the fraud earlier this year, which prompted him to order the department to “review its practices and take immediate actions to prevent fraud and to hold people accountable.”Newsom said he has ordered the Office of Emergency Services to set up a task force to assist prosecutors with their investigation.“While we have made improvements, we need to do more,” Newsom said.___This story has been corrected to say that Cary Stayner killed four people in or near Yosemite National Park; to show 20,000 of 35,000 claims were paid; and to accurately spell the last name of convicted killer Wesley Shermantine.Adam Beam, The Associated Press
EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, his province bending precariously under the weight of record COVID-19 cases, imposed new sweeping public health restrictions Tuesday that include a ban on gatherings in people’s homes. Kenney also announced changes to schools, churches, restaurants and retailers, and banned sports teams from playing and sharply curtailed attendance at weddings and funerals. He said the goal is to slash the rate of infections and keep people alive while preventing the loss of jobs and livelihoods that threaten to make an already dire situation even worse. “This whole thing is just incredibly tough for everyone,” Kenney said Tuesday. “I just never imagined I’d be in this place in public life where I was telling people who could come visit them at home. “We really just felt we had no option given that 40 per cent of traceable cases connect back to private social activity.” Indoor gatherings are banned immediately, but people who live alone can have two personal contacts they are allowed to meet up with. Outdoor social gatherings are limited to 10 people, as are funerals and weddings. Kenney said the government is still working out how officers will enforce the gathering ban, but said there will be not be a “snitch line” for people to report on their neighbours. “(Officers) will be able to write tickets for fines of up to $1,000 per individual who is violating these rules against indoor social activities." He added that police and peace officers will have latitude on enforcement "They will be able to see if there are obvious signs of a large gathering, a lot of cars parked outside somebody’s house, for example," Kenney said. Starting Friday, businesses will remain open at reduced capacity or by appointment only. Places of worship must operate at one-third capacity. Banquet halls, conference centres and concert venues must also close. And children in grades 7 through 12 will move to at-home learning at the end of the month and other students will follow after Dec. 18. The orders will be reviewed in three weeks. Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, reported 1,115 new cases on Tuesday — the sixth consecutive day with numbers above the 1,100 mark. There were 348 patients in hospital, 66 of them in intensive care. Sixteen more people died, bringing that total to 492. A day earlier, Hinshaw compared the COVID-19 situation in Alberta to a snowball rolling down a hill, growing in size and speed. Lives and livelihoods have been the crux of the debate in Alberta. Kenney has maintained that the best approach is targeted health restrictions to keep COVID-19 from overrunning the health-care system while keeping the economy from collapsing. Others, including many physicians, infectious disease specialists and the Opposition NDP, have called for sharp, short economic lockdowns, arguing that if the COVID-19 wave isn't stopped, there won’t be an economy left to save. Kenney’s decisions were made after Hinshaw made new undisclosed recommendations Monday to the cabinet subcommittee directing COVID-19 decisions. NDP Leader Rachel Notley called the new restrictions “half-measures” and said they were likely the result of political bargaining instead of advice from public health officials. “We cannot know, unfortunately, exactly what Dr. Hinshaw recommended to this UCP cabinet. But I do not for one second believe it was this,” she said. Mike Parker, head of the Health Sciences Association of Alberta, a union representing paramedics and other health professionals, said Kenney tried to find the middle ground and failed. “The measures announced today are inadequate,” Parker said. “(Kenney) continues to put business interests ahead of the well-being of Albertans.” Jason Schilling, head of the Alberta Teachers’ Association, said the groups supports the move "to move to a combination of in-school and at-home learning that will allow schooling to continue in a safer environment." This is the second time Kenney's government has imposed sweeping rules to combat COVID-19. The province shut down many retail businesses, restaurants, recreation centres and schools during the first wave in March. Most were allowed to reopen in May and June with restrictions. Schools opened again in the fall. In recent weeks, the province has limited public gatherings in areas including Edmonton and Calgary and forced bars and restaurants to stop serving booze by 10 p.m. and to close by 11 p.m. Indoor group fitness and team sports, along with group singing and arts performances, are also banned in several large cities. This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 24, 2020. Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press
Barclay has been a board member of New Zealand Cricket since 2012 and also served as New Zealand’s representative on the ICC.
Olivier Adam stopped 35 shots as the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada remained undefeated with a 2-1 victory over the Gatineau Olympiques on Tuesday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League play. Benjamin Corbeil beat goaltender Remi Poirier over the glove on a short-handed breakaway at 8:47 of the second period with the eventual winner, helping to extend Blainville-Boisbriand's win streak to seven games. Alexis Gendron also had a goal for the Armada (7-0-0), who appear to be thriving at Videotron Centre following an earlier halt to their season due to a COVID-19 outbreak. Kieran Craig was the lone skater to beat Adam for the Olympiques (6-2-0), who had their five-game win streak come to an end. Poirier finished with 18 saves. Soon after the season started on Oct. 2, the Armada announced a COVID-19 outbreak when 18 members of the club tested positive, and suspended play following an Oct. 4 game. Blainville-Boisbriand is one of the seven teams currently playing a series of games in a bubble at the Videotron Centre in an effort to complete a 60-game season during the COVID-19 pandemic. The series, which opened Nov. 21 and runs until Nov. 27, will see every team play six games — one against each of the other teams. Many of the QMJHL's Quebec-based teams have had their 2020-21 campaign impacted by COVID-19, leading to games being suspended and rescheduled. The QMJHL's Atlantic teams looked to be out of trouble and continued to be play games while the Quebec-based squads were shut down, but the league announced Monday it has postponed seven games in its Maritimes Division this week following new COVID-19 restrictions in that region. --- VOLTIGEURS 3 TIGRES 2 QUEBEC CITY — Francesco Lapenna made 13 of his 25 saves in the third period, while the Voltigeurs (4-3-1) used two power-play goals in a six-minute span of the first to beat Victoriaville (5-4-0) and snap a three-game skid. --- This report by The Canadian Press was first published November 24, 2020. The Canadian Press
(Bloomberg) -- Some of the world’s biggest investors say it’s time to position portfolios for an end to the pandemic. That doesn’t mean they agree on how best to do it.One of JP Morgan Asset Management Inc.’s recommendations is to buy beaten-down shares of travel companies, airlines and hotels. Fidelity International Ltd.’s multi-asset team is increasing holdings in regions such as Europe that are badly hit by the virus, betting they’ll get better. Franklin Templeton contends it’s still too early to move away from places like Asia that have better handled the crisis.Even as all three firms look beyond surging cases and renewed lockdowns to the prospect of a vaccinated population achieving herd immunity sometime over the next two years, their at times divergent views on how to invest underscore the high stakes for money managers during what could be a pivotal moment for markets. Progress on Covid-19 vaccines this month has already triggered wild shifts in relative performance among industries, countries and stock-market investment styles.“Equity-sector rotation could dominate investor discussion in coming months,” said Tai Hui, the chief Asia market strategist at JP Morgan Asset Management. “We think investors can look to diversify their allocations to take advantage of potential good news on vaccine development.”Vaccinations in the U.S. will “hopefully” start in less than three weeks, Moncef Slaoui, the head of the federal government’s program to accelerate a vaccine, said on CNN on Nov. 22. That came after Pfizer Inc. and its partner BioNTech SE, and Moderna Inc., said their virus shots are 95% effective. A vaccine developed by the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca Plc prevented a majority of people from getting the disease.Vaccine Breakthroughs Put Covid Protection Within ReachAn index of global stocks has risen more than 4% since Nov. 9, the day Pfizer first indicated that its vaccine was more than 90% effective. The equity rally is extending even as investors consider hurdles such as ultra-low temperature storage and distribution for some vaccines. U.S. stocks hit fresh peaks on Tuesday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average climbing above 30,000 for the first time. Global shares are poised for the best month ever while Asian equities are on track for best gains since 2009 this month. For Salman Ahmed, the London-based head of macro and strategic asset allocation at Fidelity International, it’s time to become positive on Europe. The firm’s multi-asset team has turned bullish on the region and that’s a “major shift,” he said. Asia, according to Ahmed, has maximized the market benefits it can get from containing the virus.“Countries which are under a lot of pressure because of the virus stand to gain the most from a credible vaccine,” he said. “And Europe comes under that category because the virus has been pretty bad.”The shift is already afoot. A measure of European equities is up more than 7% since Nov. 9.But not everyone is buying into such a rotation. For Stephen Dover, the head of equities at Franklin Templeton, there are still months at a minimum before any vaccine can be widely implemented, and that means Asian stocks are still the place to be.Vaccine Endgame“Asia may benefit by being able to fully function economically while the West waits for full vaccinations,” he said in an interview earlier this month.Money managers also differ on when the vaccines will lead to a return to normal economies. For Dover, for example, that’s most likely to happen in the second half of 2021. But Ross Cameron of Australian money manager Northcape Capital in Tokyo assesses that more than half the world’s population still won’t be vaccinated by the end of 2023.“Our sense is markets are way too optimistic on the speed of a global vaccine rollout,” Cameron said. “It will take a lot of time and dollars.”Cameron said glove makers -- which he’s been investing in for more than a decade -- are likely to be a big beneficiary of the virus shots.“Administering the vaccine will itself result in a spike in glove demand to protect the health professionals involved,” he said. “Glove demand is likely to remain elevated for at least the next two years.”Malaysia’s Top Glove Corp., the world’s biggest rubber-glove producer, has already more than quadrupled this year, despite slumping Tuesday after its workers caught the virus, forcing authorities to temporarily shutter 28 of its factories.India, IndonesiaVaccines working successfully will also benefit stock markets in India and Indonesia, according to Fidelity’s Ahmed. India has the world’s second-highest virus caseload while Indonesia has recorded the most infections in Southeast Asia. While India’s benchmark equity gauge has posted a gain in 2020, the Jakarta Composite Index has lost more than 9%.Evan McCulloch, director of equity research for Franklin Equity Group and the lead portfolio manager of the Franklin Biotechnology Discovery Fund, sums up how the fund managers, despite differences in their strategies, are generally looking beyond new waves of the virus and the return to lockdowns in many countries.“We are long-term investors,” he said. We “are looking through the rising case numbers and continued economic weakness towards a reopening of the economy enabled by the vaccine.”(Updates market performance in sixth paragraph)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
EAST HARTFORD, Conn. — Daniel Ríos scored in the 108th minute and Nashville beat the defending Eastern Conference champion Toronto FC 1-0 on Tuesday night, becoming the first expansion team to win two MLS Cup playoff games.Ríos followed Hany Mukhtar’s shot that Toronto goalkeeper Quentin Westberg got a hand on, and tapped it into the back of the net. Nashville goalkeeper Joe Willis sealed it with two close-range saves in the 121st minute, earning his MLS-leading 10th shutout of the season.Nashville, which had three goals called back for being in an offside position, will play on Sunday at Columbus in the semifinals.Nashville had three good scoring opportunities midway through the second half. Mukhtar sailed an open header from inside the 6-yard box in the 72nd minute, Randall Leal sent a volley over the crossbar in the 75th and Alex Muyl pushed another header wide in the 76th. The Reds were outshot 21-10.Toronto was the first MLS team to clinch a playoff spot this season, but closed by losing four of its last five games.The Associated Press
New Delhi [India], November 25 (ANI): Veteran Congress leader Ahmed Patel was paid rich tributes by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and other political leaders on Wednesday, hours after he died at a Gurgaon hospital. He was 71.
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(Bloomberg) -- Xiaomi Corp. fell as much as 4.2% Wednesday after disclosing internet services revenue grew at its slowest pace in three years, prodding investors to cash in gains from the Chinese smartphone maker’s 2020 rally.China’s No. 2 smartphone maker reported overall revenue rose 34.5% to 72.2 billion yuan ($11 billion) in the September quarter, its fastest pace of growth in two years. It grabbed market share from Huawei Technologies Co. when American sanctions deepened particularly in overseas markets from Europe to India, which yielded more than half of its revenue for the first time. But internet services like music and video grew just 8.7%, down from the previous quarter’s 29% as the Covid-19 boom in Chinese online activity tapered off.Several brokerages cut their price targets on Xiaomi, citing its 140% run-up since the start of 2020 and warning that investors may be underestimating Huawei’s ability to remain a formidable competitor. Xiaomi’s share gains are partly based on the argument it’s one of the biggest beneficiaries of the Trump administration’s campaign to rein in Huawei and contain China’s technological ascendancy. Its unit shipments surged 42% in the third quarter globally, researcher IDC estimated, by far the best performance among brands from Samsung Electronics Co. to Apple Inc. Huawei’s own volumes plummeted 22% over that period, and it now has to defend its No. 2 position against the likes of Vivo.What Bloomberg Intelligence SaysXiaomi’s 51% sequential smartphone sales jump in 3Q may temporarily alleviate concerns of its slowing internet services revenue growth. The Chinese vendor gained the most domestic market share at the expense of Huawei in 3Q, according to IDC.\- Anthea Lai, analystClick here for the research.Xiaomi reported a rise in adjusted net income to 4.1 billion yuan from a year earlier, beating projections for 3.3 billion yuan. Executives warned that component shortages may continue to plague Xiaomi and its peers, as factories worldwide continue to grapple with Covid-era production disruption while demand for parts like memory and processors remains strong.“While we are still confident about the fourth quarter, the supply shortage issues will stay for us and for other vendors as well,” President Wang Xiang told reporters. “We will see a fairly big challenge in fourth quarter and the challenge could persist to next year.”Xiaomi remains one of the few major Chinese tech companies to enjoy strong growth abroad -- and in developed markets, to boot -- at a time governments from the U.S. to India are erecting barriers to the country’s businesses. Overseas revenue from Xiaomi’s smaller Internet of Things division, which sells gadgets like like smart cookers and robot vacuums, rose 56.2% in the third quarter. In India, it’s managed to cling to the top spot despite a deep, nationwide Covid-19 lockdown and bans on several of its apps.At home, it’s benefiting from rapid Chinese adoption of 5G-enabled smartphones as the network rollout gains pace.Read more: Huawei Sells Budget Phone Brand After U.S. Cuts Chip SupplyHuawei this month struck a deal to sell its budget brand Honor to a Chinese government-backed consortium, which may heighten competition in the smartphone arena. But the threat from Huawei itself is likely to diminish until it can somehow get around a ban on American software and circuitry, such as by building its own Android-based operating system of apps.In the short run, Xiaomi could gain as many as 15 million units in additional smartphone shipments thanks to Honor’s exit, Citigroup analyst Andre Lin wrote in a memo ahead of the earnings. “But if Honor remained a major competitor, Xiaomi’s 2021 consensus forecasts would face downside revisions of 5%-10% in shipments,” Lin said.Citing national security concerns, the U.S. has waged a far-ranging campaign against Huawei since 2018 that landed its chief financial officer under house arrest in Canada and fomented bans against the use of the company’s 5G equipment in countries from the U.K. to Japan. The final blow came when the White House enacted sweeping restrictions against suppliers this year, closing off loopholes that let Huawei procure ready-made semiconductors to keep its consumer business afloat.Read more: Huawei’s Latest Phone Marks End of Era As U.S. Spurs RethinkFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
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Senior Congress leader and Rajya Sabha MP Ahmed Patel passed away on Wednesday, 25 November.
This document corrects and replaces the press release that was issued by Besra Gold Inc. disseminated earlier today at 16:13 PM ET. The omission pertaining to the 1:137.47 consolidation effective as of November 24, 2020 has been included in the corrected press release below:Auckland, New Zealand--(Newsfile Corp. - November 24, 2020) - Besra Gold Inc. ("Besra" or the "Company"), announced today that the adjourned Meeting ("Meeting") of holders of 3% unsecured convertible redeemable ...