JaVale McGee (Denver Nuggets) with a 2-pointer vs the Golden State Warriors, 04/12/2021
JaVale McGee (Denver Nuggets) with a 2-pointer vs the Golden State Warriors, 04/12/2021
New Delhi [India], May 18 (ANI): All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) is developing guidelines to treat black fungus or Mucormycosis, sources said on Tuesday.
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Angel Pond Holdings Corporation (the "Company") announced today that it priced its initial public offering of 25,000,000 units at $10.00 per unit. The units will be listed on the New York Stock Exchange ("NYSE") and trade under the ticker symbol "POND.U" beginning May 18, 2021. Each unit consists of one Class A ordinary share and one-third of one redeemable warrant. Each whole warrant entitles the holder thereof to purchase one Class A ordinary share at a price of $11.50 per share. Only whole warrants are exercisable. Once the securities comprising the units begin separate trading, the Class A ordinary shares and redeemable warrants are expected to be listed on the NYSE under the symbols "POND" and "POND WS," respectively.
Shohei Ohtani hit his major league-leading 13th home run and the Los Angeles Angels defeated the slumping Cleveland Indians 7-4 on Monday night after star outfielder Mike Trout was injured early. Trout strained his right calf in the first inning. Ohtani drove Sam Hentges' fastball into the seats in right-center during a five-run second to give the Angels a 6-1 lead.
(Bloomberg) -- Asian stocks and U.S. futures rose Tuesday with investors weighing the pace of growth as economies reopen against a pick-up in virus cases in the region. The dollar dipped.Taiwan outperformed, jumping as much as 5.2%, as the financial stabilization fund said it was monitoring stocks after the worst rout in more than a year and data showed foreign investors had continued buying during the selloff. Japan and Hong Kong paced gains in a gauge of the region’s stocks. Earlier, technology and communication services stocks led U.S. stocks lower as volatility ticked up. European futures climbed. Treasuries were stable after retreating. A Bloomberg gauge of the dollar fell to near a four-month low touched last week. Oil was up marginally and near a two-year high amid optimism around a demand recovery in regions such as the U.S., even as coronavirus flares up in parts of Asia.Investors this week will parse the minutes from the Federal Open Market Committee’s latest meeting for any discussion about accelerating price pressures, and hints of a timeline for reducing asset purchases. Federal Reserve Vice Chair Richard Clarida said during a webinar that the weaker-than-expected April payroll report shows “we have not made substantial further progress” on the central bank’s goals for employment and inflation laid out as thresholds to begin scaling back the central bank’s massive monthly bond purchases.“Hotter inflation has materialized and market volatility is rising as the economic restart gathers pace,” according to BlackRock Investment Institute strategists lead by Jean Boivin. “This is playing out in line with our view that the economy is in a ‘restart.’ We prefer to look through any volatility and see a later ‘lift-off’ from zero rates than markets expect. This means higher-than-expected inflation in the medium term, and underpins our pro-risk stance.”Elsewhere, Bitcoin fluctuated following a volatile weekend that saw comments from Tesla Inc.’s Elon Musk whipsaw prices. Coinbase Global Inc. fell to a record low and below the reference price used in its April direct listing.Gold traded near its highest in almost four months. Asian copper miners advanced as they may benefit from tighter regulations and higher taxes that could hit top producer Chile.Here are some key events this week:The Fed publishes minutes from its April meeting Wednesday, which may provide clues to officials’ views on the recovery and how they define “transitory” when it comes to inflationThese are some of the main moves in markets:StocksS&P 500 futures rose 0.2% as of 6:08 a.m. in London. The S&P 500 fell 0.3%Nasdaq 100 futures gained 0.3%. The Nasdaq 100 fell 0.6%Topix index rose 1.7%Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 Index rose 0.7%Kospi index climbed 1.1%Hang Seng Index rose 1.2%Shanghai Composite Index was little changedEuro Stoxx 50 futures gained 0.6%CurrenciesThe yen traded at 109.19 per dollarThe offshore yuan was at 6.4285 per dollar, up 0.2%The Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index dipped 0.1%The euro was at $1.2165, up 0.1%BondsThe yield on 10-year Treasuries was at 1.64%Australia’s 10-year bond yield rose four basis points to 1.79%CommoditiesWest Texas Intermediate crude rose 0.3% to $66.44 a barrelGold rose 0.1% to $1,868.68More stories like this are available on bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Yu Darvish struck out 10 in seven brilliant innings and also doubled and scored, and Manny Machado hit a two-run homer for the San Diego Padres, who beat the Colorado Rockies 7-0 Monday night for their fourth straight win. The Padres are 6-1 since last Tuesday, when star shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. tested positive for the coronavirus before a game at Colorado and right fielder Wil Myers and first baseman Eric Hosmer were pulled from the game. A positive test was returned for Myers while Hosmer was put in the contact tracing protocol. Darvish ((4-1) held Colorado to just four hits and didn't walk a batter. Only two Rockies made it as far as second base, including Garrett Hampson on a two-out double in the second. Darvish thrilled the crowd when he doubled into the left-field corner with two outs in the sixth, drawing chants of “YUUUUUUUU!" He raised both arms in the air and pointed skyward after he reached second base. He advanced on Jon Gray's wild pitch and scored when Machado’s grounder went between shortstop Trevor Story’s legs for an error. It was Darvish’s first hit with the Padres and his third career double — he began the game with an .086 lifetime batting average. He was obtained in a trade with the Chicago Cubs on Dec. 29. Machado's homer to left off Gray (4-4) followed Trent Grisham's leadoff triple. It was Machado's sixth. Jake Cronenworth then singled for San Diego's third straight hit, advanced on Tommy Pham's grounder and scored for a 3-0 lead when Gray couldn't hold onto the throw on Jurickson Profar's grounder for what would have been the third out. Machado homered a day after stirring controversy on social media when he slid into St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Tommy Edman to break up a double play in the four-run fourth inning of the Padres' 5-3 victory. Manager Jayce Tingler called it a clean play and said Machado did exactly what baserunners are taught to do. Tingler said he thought that play won the game. Darvish's batterymate, Victor Caratini, hit a two-run double in the fourth. The Padres added two runs in the sixth. Profar singled, took third on Gray's errant pickoff throw and scored on Kim Ha-seong's single. Darvish doubled after Caratini hit into a double play. Gray allowed seven runs, five earned, and 10 hits in 5 2/3 innings, struck out one and walked one. TRAINER'S ROOM Padres: Activated INF/OF Profar and INF/OF Jorge Mateo, who had been sidelined while in contact tracing, and sent INF/OF Ivan Castillo and OF Patrick Kivlehan back to Triple-A El Paso. With Eric Hosmer still in the contact tracing protocol, Profar started at 1B. Tingler said Hosmer could be back on Wednesday. UP NEXT Rockies: LHP Austin Gomber (2-4, 5.49 ERA) is scheduled to face the Padres in consecutive starts on Tuesday night in the middle game of the series. He got a no-decision in Colorado's 3-2 win Wednesday in the second game of a doubleheader. Padres: LHP Blake Snell (1-0, 4.19) will try for a third time to get his second win. He got a no-decision in San Diego's 3-2 loss at Colorado in the second game of a doubleheader on Wednesday. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/hub/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Bernie Wilson, The Associated Press
DENVER (AP) — Nathan MacKinnon scored the tiebreaking goal 30 seconds into the third period and wrapped it up with an empty-netter, Philipp Grubauer stopped 22 shots and the Colorado Avalanche beat the St. Louis Blues 4-1 on Monday night in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series. Gabriel Landeskog also added a third-period goal by tipping in a blue-line blast from MacKinnon. Cale Makar got things started for the Presidents’ Trophy-winning Avalanche with a power-play goal in the first period. Game 2 is Wednesday. Jordan Kyrou scored his first postseason goal for a Blues team missing leading scorer David Perron, who’s out due to the NHL’s virus protocols. Colorado kept Jordan Binnington busy through the first two periods, outshooting the Blues by a 32-16 margin. They finally were able to solve him in the third with MacKinnon leading the way. Binnington finished with 46 saves. MacKinnon showed no signs of rust after missing four of the last five games with a lower-body injury. His three-point night gives the speedy forward 22 goals and 35 assists in 41 career playoff games. His 1.39 points-per-game average is the fourth-highest in Stanley Cup playoff history (minimum 25 games). He trails only Wayne Gretzky (1.84), Mario Lemieux (1.61) and Barry Pederson (1.53). Grubauer was sensational all game. He's coming off a regular season in which he won a career-best 30 games. Kyrou tied the game at 1-apiece with 3:29 remaining in the second period. He beat Grubauer on a one-timer to the stick side. Before that, it was the period of top-notch saves, including one by a defenseman. Binnington began the theatrics with an astonishing stop while down on the ice and with the puck on the stick of Mikko Rantanen down low. Rantanen tried to lift it over Binnington, who raised his left pad just in time to deflect Rantanen's shot and keep it 1-0. Moments later at the other end, Mike Hoffman had an open net on a wrap-around, only to have defenseman Ryan Graves slide over and poke the puck away with his stick. Makar scored a power-play goal late in the first period as the young defenseman picked up where he left off last postseason. In 2020, Makar had 15 points (four goals, 11 assists) over 15 playoff games. Vladimir Tarasenko returned from a lower-body injury that sidelined him for six games and nearly made an immediate impact. His snap shot early in the game clanged off the right post. Midway through the first, there was an all-out brawl between Blues forward Brayden Schenn and Landeskog. The catalyst was an open-ice collision by Schenn on Rantanen that drew the wrath of Landeskog. There was a another skirmish after the final horn. The tension could be high all series after the Blues and Avalanche faced each other eight times in the regular season. Colorado won the season series 5-3. LONG SHOTS The odds of the Blues capturing the Stanley Cup are +4100, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. The Avalanche check in as a +450 favorite. Not that St. Louis coach Craig Berube wants to hear anything about his team’s underdog status. “Don’t even talk about it, to be honest with you,” Berube said. “Just go play.” TURNING UP THE NOISE It felt and sounded crowded inside Ball Arena, with the facility recently being approved to increase capacity to 42.3% (7,750 fans). The Blues have been permitted to increase attendance to 9,000 fans at Enterprise Center when they return. THIS & THAT In addition to Perron, St. Louis has two other players on the COVID-19 protocol list in forward Nathan Walker and defenseman Jake Walman. ... Avs F Alex Newhook made his NHL playoff debut. ... Rantanen had two assists. ___ More AP NHL: https://apnews.com/hub/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Pat Graham, The Associated Press
Taiwan Cement Corp. ("TCC") announced first quarter 2021 consolidated financial report.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors on Tuesday are set to begin presenting evidence to a judge as they attempt to show “That '70s Show” actor Danny Masterson should stand trial in the rapes of three women. Masterson, 45, who has pleaded not guilty and has been free on bail since his June arrest, is charged in a Los Angeles County court with three counts of rape by force or fear. At his preliminary hearing scheduled to begin Tuesday morning, prosecutors say they will present evidence that he raped a 23-year-old woman sometime in 2001, a 28-year-old woman in April of 2003, and a 23-year-old woman between October and December of 2003. Prosecutors have said all of the attacks happened in his home. He could face up to 45 years in prison if convicted. Such hearings generally provide a limited glimpse at the broader evidence that would be presented should the case be ordered to trial. At a hearing last year, the actor's attorney Thomas Mesereau, who also represented Bill Cosby and Michael Jackson in their sexual misconduct cases, said Masterson "is absolutely not guilty and we’re going to prove it.” He called the case politicized, the charges the result of unfair hype from media outlets and pressure to prosecute his client as Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey faced an election, which she would later lose. Masterson is accused of rapes at the height of his fame as he starred as Steven Hyde on the ensemble retro sitcom “That ’70s Show” alongside Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis and Topher Grace. The series ran on Fox TV from 1998 to 2006 and has had a long afterlife in reruns. He was removed from the Netflix show “The Ranch” in 2017 over the allegations that would eventually lead to the charges. Masterson’s arrest last year came after a three-year investigation that resulted in the rare prosecution of a famous Hollywood figure in the #MeToo era. ___ Follow AP Entertainment Writer Andrew Dalton on Twitter: https://twitter.com/andyjamesdalton Andrew Dalton, The Associated Press
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WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A “shadow trial” of advanced eye-tracking technology will be conducted in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman tournament in Australia and New Zealand as part of World Rugby’s bid to tackle head injuries by improving the detection of concussion. The virtual reality technology, known as NeuroFlex, is set to be used during matches as part of the head injury assessment (HIA) process under a partnership between Rugby Australia, Rugby New Zealand and World Rugby. NeuroFlex records horizontal and vertical movement of the eyes and head movements and, within seconds, analyzes that data and generates a report which helps medical personnel diagnose and manage concussions. It will also be used as part of the return-to-play process to monitor players’ return from head injuries. “NeuroFlex is an objective test that could further improve rugby’s approach to brain health, supporting doctors to make the right decision,” World Rugby said in a statement Tuesday. “Numerous scientific studies have demonstrated that oculomotor (eye movement) functions are altered at the time of, or shortly after a concussion." World Rugby described it as a groundbreaking trial aimed at measuring the diagnostic accuracy of the test. "In the lead-up to Super Rugby Trans-Tasman, teams have been embracing the study with all participating players undertaking baseline testing under controlled conditions to provide an accurate comparison for use when a player comes off for an HIA.” Data gathered in the trial will be used to compare the accuracy of concussion identification based on eye and head movements with the current head injury assessment process. The outcome will influence World Rugby’s future moves on player welfare. “As a key element of our progressive approach to injury reduction and management, rugby continually employs and assesses technology developments that could enhance the care of players in our sport, from community rugby to elite competitions,” World Rugby chief medical officer Dr. Eanna Falvey said. “We believe that oculomotor screening examination in rugby has the potential to boost the identification and management of concussions by objectively identifying potential abnormalities in oculomotor function between a player’s baseline and when removed for an HIA assessment, adding to the depth of identification methods available to the sport.” NeuroFlex was developed by Saccade Analytics which is headed by Dr. Mimi Galiana, who has spent almost 30 years at Canada’s McGill University researching eye and head movement. Conrad Smith, the International Rugby Players head of player welfare, said it's "important that we use advances in technology to further our understanding of brain health and head injuries in our sport.” Strict enforcement of tackle rules and extra emphasis on concussion protocols have evolved in international rugby over the last decade. World Rugby and two of the sport’s major national governing bodies received notice last December that proceedings were being brought against them by a group of former players preparing claims for negligence over brain injuries suffered during their careers. It follows legal action in other sports. In the U.S., the NFL in 2013 settled lawsuits from thousands of former players who developed dementia or other concussion-related health problems. The settlement is expected to cost the NFL more than $1 billion. __ More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Steve Mcmorran, The Associated Press
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — After an unprecedented 14-month recess in the murder trial of multimillionaire Robert Durst, the judge in the case welcomed back jurors and asked: “Where did we leave off?” The laughter that followed may have reflected that memories from six days at trial in Los Angeles County Superior Court before the case was adjourned in March last year had dimmed in the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic. Whatever they may have forgotten about Durst — from the cloud of suspicion that has dogged him for decades to his claims of innocently being trailed by bad luck — they will be reminded Tuesday in a new round of opening arguments. The unusual move is just one of several made to get the trial back on track without having to go through the painstaking process of picking a new jury. Judge Mark Windham moved the case to a larger courtroom in Inglewood to accommodate the distancing needed to resume. Lawyers are spaced out in jury boxes on both sides of the courtroom, Plexiglas separates participants, and the 21 jurors in the case, including nine alternates, are seated several seats and rows apart in the gallery. Only one journalist and one member of the public are allowed in the courtroom. Durst, 78, an heir to a New York commercial real estate empire, is charged with first-degree murder in the slaying of his best friend, Susan Berman. She was shot in the back of the head at her Los Angeles home in December 2000. Durst has pleaded not guilty. His lawyer said Durst didn't kill her and doesn't know who did, though he conceded at opening statements last year that Durst found her body, putting him at the crime scene for the first time. Durst, who is frail and sickly, did not appear in court Monday. Bailiffs reported that he refused to leave the Los Angeles County jail cell, Windham said. But defense lawyer Dick DeGuerin questioned that account, saying jailers previously failed to get Durst and inaccurately reported he was “willfully absent.” Windham denied a defense request to suspend the case further because Durst has bladder cancer, among myriad other health problems that require hospitalization. “The question isn’t whether he can endure the rigors of the trial,” DeGuerin said. “It’s whether he can survive at all.” Deputy District Attorney John Lewin scoffed at claims Durst needed to be released to a hospital for treatment, saying he was getting high-quality care at the jail. “It’s a get out of jail free card,” Lewin said. “The goal here is simply to have this trial go away.” The two sides have often gotten into heated arguments. Tensions exploded Monday afternoon into hollering and mutual accusations of lying over an evidence issue. As Windham tried to regain control of the courtroom, he pointed at Lewin and DeGuerin with both hands and said, “Sit down! No speaking. Sit down. ... We are going to be silent now.” The judge, who chimes a gong when adjourning for the day, took a brief meditative moment and then let DeGuerin speak. Durst’s lawyers have repeatedly — and unsuccessfully — sought a mistrial. They said the unprecedented delay would harm Durst’s ability to get a fair trial because jurors preoccupied with their own health and safety wouldn’t be able to pick up where they left off. Windham denied each of those motions, saying he would bring the jury back to court when it was safe to do so. “I do not want to go with another jury selection process,” he said at a hearing in June. “If we have to wait, we’ll wait.” After waiting 430 days, Windham, wearing a black mask, stepped off the bench Monday, approached the jurors and addressed the pandemic's toll. “You’ve likely had losses or like me know people that have lost loved ones,” he said. He asked jurors to write in their notepads if they had seen stories about the Durst case or discussed it with anyone during the break and if they had any health concerns or hardships that would prevent them from serving another four to five months. After speaking with nine jurors in his chambers, he dismissed one. Durst is only on trial in the killing of Berman, the daughter of a Las Vegas mobster whom he became friends with in college, but prosecutors are using the disappearance of his wife and the killing of an elderly neighbor in Texas to bolster their case. He was arrested in New Orleans in 2015 on the eve of the final episode of “The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst,” an HBO documentary probing the three cases. Berman served as Durst's spokeswoman when his wife, Kathie, vanished in New York in 1982 and she helped him cover his tracks, prosecutors said. Durst has long been suspected of killing his wife, whose body was never found, though he's denied any role in her disappearance. Prosecutors in Westchester County, New York, said Monday they were reviewing the killing of Kathie Durst as one of several unsolved homicides. When news broke in the fall of 2000 that the Westchester district attorney had reopened the case, Durst went into hiding in Texas and knocked off Berman before she could tell police she helped him cover up the killing, prosecutors claim. Nine months later, he fatally shot his neighbor, Morris Black, in the Galveston, Texas, boarding house where they lived. He was acquitted in the case after he testified he shot the man in self-defense and then in a panic cut up the man's body and tossed it out to sea. Los Angeles prosecutors said he killed Black because the older man had discovered his identity. Durst's lawyers have said he will testify again in this trial, a rare and risky move for a defendant. Lewin, who has had loud and testy exchanges with DeGuerin and other members of the defense team, said Monday that he was savoring the chance to cross-examine Durst. “Get your popcorn and candy and a lounge chair because it’s going to be a while," Lewin said. ___ Associated Press reporter Karen Matthews contributed to this story from New York. Brian Melley, The Associated Press
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SEATTLE (AP) — Eric Haase hit two home runs, Casey Mize took a two-hit shutout into the eighth inning and the Detroit Tigers beat the Seattle Mariners 4-1 on Monday night. The Tigers, who began the day 12 games under .500, have won six of eight. Seattle's three-game winning streak ended. Mize (3-3) allowed just three hits and permitted only two runners past first base in a career-high 7 2/3 innings. It was his second straight win and fourth consecutive quality start. Mize, the 24-year-old centerpiece of Detroit’s rebuild and the overall No. 1 pick in the 2018, struck out seven — that matched his career high, set in his debut last year. After getting double plays from the defensively suspect Tigers to end the first and second innings, the right-hander retired 15 of 17 batters before Tom Murphy homered to lead off the eighth. Michael Fulmer earned the save, his third. Seattle starter Yusei Kikuchi (1-3) struggled early, needing 50 pitches to get out of the second inning. He walked two to load the bases in the first before getting out of the inning with a strikeout. Haase hit a leadoff homer in the second. And after Kikuchi walked Robbie Grossman with two outs, Jonathan Schoop also homered to make it 3-0. Haase hit another solo homer in the ninth off reliever Brady Lail for a 4-1 lead. It was his first multihomer game. MENDING MARCO Seattle lefty Marco Gonzales had a short session throwing off a mound for the first time on Monday as he continues to recover from a forearm strain. Gonzales said he made about 15 tosses with the goal to build up to a 25- to 30-pitch bullpen session toward the end of the week. Gonzales has been on the injured list since April 29. He’s not putting a timetable on a potential return, knowing it’ll take several weeks to build up his arm strength after being limited in his throwing. Gonzales did have a special throwing partner when Seattle was out on its road trip. Ichiro Suzuki came down to T-Mobile Park to throw with Gonzales one day. “That was so special. He came in and threw with everybody that needed to throw here and rehab, and hung around, was flipping in the cage with (Jake) Fraley and working out,” Gonzales said. “I mean, the dude is unreal.” TRAINER’S ROOM Tigers: C/DH Wilson Ramos (lower back strain) returned to the lineup from the 10-day injured list, giving Detroit three catchers on the roster. All were in the lineup with Ramos at designated hitter, Haase in left field and Jake Rogers behind the plate. The Tigers optioned RHP Alex Lange to Triple-A Toledo to make room. Mariners: Seattle selected right-hander Brady Lail from Triple-A Tacoma to give needed depth to its overused bullpen. After a couple of bullpen days due to injuries in the starting rotation, the Mariners were left extremely thin and needed Lail to be available. “We’re still only six, seven weeks into the season. You’d be very cautious running a player three days in a row, four out of five things like that are things we would like to stay away from,” Seattle manager Scott Servais said. Seattle optioned infielder Jack Mayfield to Tacoma and designated for assignment right-hander Domingo Tapia to clear a spot on the 40-man roster. UP NEXT Tigers: RHP Spencer Turnbull (2-2, 3.91) recorded a season-high seven strikeouts in his last start. Mariners: RHP Justin Dunn (1-1, 3.72) returns to the mound six days his first loss. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/hub/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Chris Talbott, The Associated Press
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s incoming Roman Catholic bishop Stephen Chow called for plurality to be respected, in a time of polarization in the Catholic community as the city’s political situation deteriorates. Chow said while he had “no big plan” on how to unify a diocese that had become politically polarized over the last two years amid months of anti-government protests in Hong Kong, he believed that God wanted them to be united. “Unity is not the same as uniformity,” Chow said at a news conference Tuesday. “One thing I’ve always mentioned recently in schools is (there is) unity is plurality. “We need to respect plurality,” he said. Pope Francis named Chow to the position on Monday, replacing late Bishop Michael Yeung, who died in 2019. Chow, a Hong Kong native, was educated in the U.S. and Ireland and is a school supervisor at the city’s Wah Yan College. The Catholic community in Hong Kong comprises about 404,000 people, or about 5.3% of the city’s population. The Catholic community is split between those who see Beijing's control over Hong Kong as an attack on the city's freedoms, and pro-establishment figures who prefer a less confrontational approach. Hong Kong’s largely pro-Beijing chief executive, Carrie Lam, is also a Roman Catholic. Chow has headed the Chinese Province of the Society of Jesus since 2018, and led the Jesuit order in mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan as China and the Vatican signed a landmark deal in 2018 that gave both sides a say in the appointments of bishops in the Chinese church. China’s Catholics are legally only allowed to worship in churches approved by the Chinese government, but many attend underground churches led by bishops loyal to Rome. Chow said Tuesday that there should not be the assumption that Beijing and the Chinese church are enemies since both churches believe in the same faith, and should try to seek understanding together. However, he reiterated that the Latin Church does not have a formal diplomatic relationship with China, and therefore operates independently. When asked about his thoughts on calls to commemorate the Tiananmen Square crackdown in 1989 this year, Chow said that whether public commemoration is possible this year depends on legal requirements. He had participated in past public commemorations in Hong Kong, which last year for the first time did not allow public gatherings to mark the June 4 anniversary of the crackdown in which Chinese troops moved against student-led, pro-democracy demonstrations in Beijing, killing hundreds, possible thousands, of protesters. He said that there are different means of commemoration. “I pray for all those who have passed in 1989, in all aspects, from all walks of life,” Chow said. The Associated Press
Roorkee (Uttarakhand) [India], May 18 (ANI): Claiming that over 30 people have died due to Covid-like symptoms in the past 15 days, residents of Libberheri village in Uttarakhand's Roorkee said that they have not received help from the state administration.
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China divorces drop 70% after controversial ‘cooling off’ law. Law requires couples to wait 30 days before formalising divorce – but some say it has made young people more likely to avoid marriage