Luke Kennard (LA Clippers) with a deep 3 vs the New Orleans Pelicans, 01/13/2021
Luke Kennard (LA Clippers) with a deep 3 vs the New Orleans Pelicans, 01/13/2021
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Whether the Biden administration will back up those words with action remains to be seen. But some say that Biden’s instincts, temperament and background make him unlikely to shrug off chances to command the world stage
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(Bloomberg) -- Amazon.com Inc. is offering to help the Biden administration accelerate the distribution of Covid-19 vaccines, including to its own employees.In a letter dated Wednesday, Dave Clark, the incoming chief executive officer of Amazon’s retail unit, offered his congratulations to President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. He reiterated a request Amazon made to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last month asking that frontline workers among the company’s more than 800,000 U.S. employees receive vaccines at the “earliest appropriate time.”Even as much of Amazon’s white-collar corporate workforce at its Seattle headquarters and other offices toil from home, the company’s warehouses, cloud-computing data centers and Whole Foods Market stores have stayed open through the pandemic.Clark said Amazon has a contract with an occupational health provider to administer vaccines at its facilities. “We are prepared to move quickly once vaccines are available,” he wrote.Reuters reported on the letter earlier Wednesday.“Additionally, we are prepared to leverage our operations, information technology and communications capabilities and exerptise to assist your administration’s vaccination efforts,” Clark went on. “Our scale allows us to make a meaningful impact immediately” in the fight against the disease, he wrote.In an interview with Bloomberg Television earlier this month, Jay Carney, a former Biden staffer who now runs Amazon’s policy and communications teams, said the company had offered aid to officials working on the presidential transition. “We’ve offered suggestions, our experiences, and we’re open to any ideas the administration might have, the incoming administration might have, in how we can help,” he said.Amazon is under pressure from regulators and Congress over its growing power, and it isn’t clear whether the Biden administration will step up that scrutiny.Since the virus began spreading across the U.S., America’s second-largest private-sector employer has made major adjustments to its sprawling logistics network to accommodate social distancing. Still, Amazon last year said that some 20,000 of its employees had tested positive for the virus in the first six months of the pandemic. Some employees, lawmakers and labor officials have criticized Amazon’s response to the crisis as insufficient.(Updates with context in third paragraph. A previous version of this story was corrected to make clear that the more than 800,000 workers cited in the second paragraph encompass Amazon’s total U.S. workforce.)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.
FIBA will bring teams back to bubble formats next month for the final round of qualifying games for the 2022 AmeriCup. The 16 teams are split into four groups for the qualifying; two groups will be going to Cali, Colombia, the other two — including the group that USA Basketball is part of — will be going to San Juan, Puerto Rico. The U.S. and Brazil have already qualified for AmeriCup, the 12-team tournament that serves as the championship of the teams in the FIBA Americas zone which covers nations from North America, South America, Central America and the Caribbean.
(Bloomberg) -- U.S. stocks rallied as investors grew optimistic that recent federal spending will revive growth and bolster corporate earnings. Treasuries were little changed while the dollar weakened.The Nasdaq 100 Index jumped more than 2% and the S&P 500 Index rose to an all-time high. The broader measure is poised for the best first-day reaction to an elected president’s inauguration since Jan. 20 became the official start in 1937. Netflix Inc. surged more than 13% after a jump in subscribers. Chipmaker ASML Holding NV rallied on solid results. Morgan Stanley gained after reporting record full-year results.Investors looked past a fresh stumble in the rollout of vaccines and elevated infection rates, and eyed the promise of more stimulus and an expanded federal effort to get shots to more Americans quickly under President Joe Biden. “If stimulus happens at the same time that people get vaccinated, the optimism can’t help but build,” said Keith Buchanan, a portfolio manager for GLOBALT Investments in Atlanta. “It’s a fairly safe bet there will be another stimulus package with more direct payments to consumers and individuals and more help for small businesses..”Investors are counting on more spending to help propel economic growth under Biden, who is planning a flurry of executive orders on his first day. Still, it won’t be all smooth sailing, with Janet Yellen encountering early Republican resistance to Biden’s relief plan in her confirmation hearing to become Treasury secretary.On the virus front, Germany suffered record daily deaths and a study on the South African variant raised concern about the efficacy of vaccines.Elsewhere, crude oil edged higher and gold traded touched an almost two-week high. In Asia, Chinese firms trading in Hong Kong saw the bulk of gains, and the Hang Seng Index approached the 30,000 level. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. rallied after billionaire Jack Ma resurfaced from months out of public view amid escalating scrutiny over his internet empire.These are some key events coming up:Policy decisions are due Wednesday from central banks in Brazil and Canada. The Bank of Japan and the ECB deliver decisions Thursday.Here are the main moves in markets: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.
Holidaymakers in 2021 must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, the travel firm says.
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ATHENS, Greece — Lawmakers in Greece Wednesday overwhelmingly approved legislation to extend the country's territorial waters along its western coastline from six to 12 nautical miles. In the 284-0 vote, representatives of four opposition parties backed the centre-right government, while members of the Greek Communist Party abstained. Although the move does not directly affect an ongoing maritime boundary dispute with Turkey to the east, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis told parliament that Greece was adopting a more assertive foreign policy. “It's a clear message to those who are trying to deprive our country of this right,” Mitsotakis said. Greece’s western coastline faces Italy and borders Albania at its northern tip. But the expansion is aimed at underscoring the country’s right to implement the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, which set the 12-mile limit in 1982. Greece and Turkey, neighbours and NATO allies, are at odds over sea boundaries and mineral rights in the Aegean Sea and eastern Mediterranean in a dispute that caused a tense military standoff last year. Under pressure from western allies, Turkey and Greece will resume talks aimed at reducing tensions on Jan. 25, restarting a process that was suspended five years ago. Turkey says an extension of Greece’s territorial waters eastward would be considered an act of war, arguing that Greek islands would effectively block its access to the Aegean. The longstanding dispute between the two countries has been fueled by the discovery of large offshore gas deposits in the eastern Mediterranean in recent years. Ankara noted that the legislation passed Wednesday does not affect the Aegean, but warned that there was no change to its position regarding the extension of territorial waters there. “Our country has vital rights and interests in the semi-enclosed Aegean Sea, which is dominated by special geographical conditions,” Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy said in a written statement. ”Our position that the territorial waters of this sea cannot be expanded unilaterally in a way that restricts the freedom of navigation and access to the open seas of our country and of third countries, is known to all," he added. "There is no change to our position.” Greece has signed recent agreements with Italy and Egypt for the delineation of maritime exploration rights and is in talks with Albania to take a maritime boundary dispute to an international court. The Associated Press
The following is a roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus. The variant of the new coronavirus identified in South Africa can resist, or "escape," antibodies that neutralize earlier versions of the virus, scientists have found. It "exhibits complete escape" from three classes of monoclonal antibodies manufactured for treating COVID-19 patients, and it shows "substantial or complete" resistance to neutralizing antibodies in blood donated by COVID-19 survivors, the scientists reported on Tuesday on bioRxiv ahead of peer review.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — His presidency over, Donald Trump bid farewell to Washington on Wednesday but also hinted at a comeback despite a legacy of chaos, tumult and bitter division in the country he led for four years. “Goodbye. We love you. We will be back in some form,” Trump told supporters at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland where he received a 21-gun salute as part of a military send-off before boarding Air Force One for his last time as president. Trump was already in Florida, at his private Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, by the time Joe Biden was sworn in just before noon as the 46th president of the United States. Trump was the first president in modern history to boycott his successor’s inauguration. He also refused to participate in many other symbolic passing-of-the-torch traditions surrounding the peaceful transition of power as he continued to stew about his election loss. Trump did leave behind a note for Biden. Trump has maintained the election Biden won decisively was stolen from him, even though Republican officials in several critical states, members of his own administration and a wide swath of judges, including those appointed by Trump, have rejected those arguments. After painting a dire picture of “American carnage" on his own Inauguration Day in 2017, Trump departed on Wednesday as the only president ever to be impeached twice, with millions more out of work than when he was sworn in and 400,000 dead from the coronavirus. Under his watch, Republicans lost the presidency and both chambers of Congress. He will be forever remembered for inciting an insurrection at the Capitol two weeks before Biden's swearing-in that left five dead, including a Capitol Police officer, sent lawmakers scrambling for safety and horrified the nation. Trump orchestrated an elaborate farewell that included a red carpet and colour guard, as well as his usual campaign soundtrack. Members his family were visibly emotional during the program at the base. Speaking without notes, Trump told several hundred supporters that it had been his “great honour and privilege” to serve as president. He acknowledged that his was not a “regular administration." Without mentioning Biden by name, Trump wished the new administration great luck and success, which he said would be made easier because he had laid “a foundation." Before arriving at the airport, Trump had told reporters on the South Lawn of the White House that being president had been the honour of his lifetime. "It has been something very special,” he said over the sound of the Marine One helicopter. “And I just want to say goodbye, but hopefully it’s not a long-term goodbye. We’ll see each other again.” Aides had urged Trump to spend his final days in office trying to salvage his legacy by highlighting his administration’s achievements. But Trump largely refused, taking a single trip to the Texas border and releasing a video in which he pledged to his supporters that “the movement we started is only just beginning.” Just before midnight, Trump signed a flurry of pardons and commutations for more than 140 people, including his former chief strategist, rap performers and ex-members of Congress. In his final act as president, after landing in Florida and just as Biden was making his grant entrance at the Capitol, Trump announced that he was pardoning Al Pirro, the ex-husband of Fox News Channel host Jeanine Pirro, one of his staunchest defenders. Al Pirro was convicted of conspiracy and tax evasion charges and sentenced to more than two years in prison in 2000., As usual, the televisions aboard Air Force One were tuned to Fox News, airing Biden's inauguration ceremony, as Trump and his family took their final flight aboard the presidential aircraft. To mark the occasion, crew members announced the plane would fly low over Mar-a-Lago, descending as the Florida coast line came into view. Unlike in Washington, where his presence was largely scorned, Trump was welcomed to his new home by several hundred supporters who lined his Secret Service motorcade route. The homecoming had a party atmosphere, with many backers dressed in red, white and blue. They waved Trump and American flags, held signs that read, “THANK YOU” and “TRUMP WON!” and appeared visibly emotional as his SUV crawled past them. “We love you," they chanted as he drove by. He mouthed “I love you” back and raised his fist. The crowd was a sign of the ongoing challenge Trump poses to a Republican Party whose Washington leaders have all but shunned him since his supporters violently stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6 in a bid to overturn the results of a democratic election. But Trump retains his iron grip on the Republican base, with the support of millions of loyal voters and allies still helming the Republican National Committee and many state party organizations. Trump will be joined in Florida by a small group of former aides as he charts a political future that looks very different now from just two weeks ago. Before the Capitol riot, Trump had been expected to remain his party’s de facto leader, wielding enormous political influence while mulling a 2024 presidential run. He now appears more powerless than ever — denied the Twitter bullhorn he had intended to use as his weapon and even facing the prospect that, if he is convicted in his Senate trial, he could be barred from seeking a second term. For now, Trump remains angry and embarrassed, consumed with rage and grievance. He spent the weeks after the election sinking deeper and deeper into a world of conspiracy, and has continued to lash out at Republicans for perceived disloyalty. He has threatened, both publicly and privately, to spend the coming years backing primary challenges against those he feel betrayed him. Some expect him to eventually turn completely on the Republican Party, perhaps by flirting with a run as a third-party candidate as an act of revenge. On Wednesday, Trump made clear he has no intention of disappearing. “Have a good life,” he said in his final words as president. “We will see you soon!” ___ Associated Press writers Darlene Superville and Deb Riechmann in Washington, and Terry Spencer in West Palm Beach, Florida, contributed to this report. Jill Colvin, The Associated Press
Shares of liquified natural gas (LNG) shipper GasLog (NYSE: GLOG) fell as much as 17% on Jan. 20. There didn't appear to be any company-specific news that would lead to the drop, however a change in direction in Asia likely pushed investors to be a bit more cautious. GasLog helps to move LNG around the world.
Analyse des résultats d’une enquête conduite dans huit pays européens sur la vision qu’ont les citoyens de la solidarité réciproque que doivent mettre ne pratique les États membres de l’UE.
Air Force One flew low over Mar-a-Lago before landing in Palm Beach, Florida
Des projets mobilisant l’intelligence artificielle ou la projection thermique cherchent à apporter des réponses aux défis économiques et environnementaux auxquels font aujourd’hui face les acteurs.
L’autorité administrative française a estimé en décembre dernier que la politique de collecte de données sur l’usager des géants américains restait trop opaque.
En matière d’éducation, rien n’est acquis et beaucoup de choses restent à faire. Regard sur les défis à relever, à l’occasion de la prochaine Journée internationale de l’éducation, ce 24 janvier.
WINNIPEG — Federal lawyers say the seriousness of the allegations Peter Nygard faces in the United States outweigh any risk the Canadian fashion mogul faces behind bars. Nygard, who is 79, was arrested last month in Winnipeg under the Extradition Act and faces nine charges in the southern District of New York, including sex trafficking and racketeering. He is seeking bail while it is decided whether he will be sent to the U.S. to face trial. Scott Farlinger, a lawyer for the Attorney General of Canada, told court Wednesday Nygard engaged in a decades-long pattern of using force and coercion to get sex for himself and others. “There is a level of premeditation, co-ordination and planning,” Farlinger said. Farlinger said Nygard’s complicated business structures leave him with the means to flee. He said Nygard has a history of not showing up to court and U.S. authorities have made allegations he has previously interfered with the administration of justice by bribing witnesses. But Nygard’s lawyer, Jay Prober, said his client has no intention of leaving and is too ill to travel. He said the proposed bail plan will ensure Nygard has a place to stay and will follow release conditions. Prober has argued that his client’s health is at risk behind bars. Two former Nygard employees have offered to ensure that the fashion mogul doesn’t break any bail conditions in Winnipeg. Farlinger said both are unacceptable options. Steve Mager, Nygard’s director of construction who has offered his home as collateral, has a criminal record and Farlinger said Mager cannot commit the time needed to monitor Nygard. Court heard that Greg Fenske, a former executive, does not have property to offer as collateral. Farlinger said the home Fenske is offering as a place for Nygard to stay was actually purchased with the fashion mogul’s own money and Fenske has “no skin in the game.” “(It) completely negates the value of the surety,” Farlinger said. Nygard appeared in the Winnipeg courtroom by video from the correctional centre he’s been in since his arrest. He wore a grey shirt and had his long grey and white hair tied in a bun at the back of his head. Nygard brought in a notepad and pen and appeared to be jotting things down during the hearing. Authorities in the U.S. accuse Nygard of using his influence in the fashion industry to lure women and girls with the promise of modelling and other financial opportunities. They allege that for 25 years Nygard targeted women and underage girls from disadvantaged economic backgrounds and forcibly sexually assaulted them. The full package of extradition materials from U.S. prosecutors is not expected to be provided to Canadian authorities until February. Nygard’s lawyers say it’s unfair to keep him locked up without that information. Nygard is the subject of a class-action lawsuit in the U.S. involving 57 women with similar allegations. Two of Nygard’s sons have also filed a separate lawsuit against him claiming they were statutorily raped at his direction as teenagers. Prober has said his client denies all the allegations against him. Nygard founded his fashion company in 1967 in Winnipeg, where it grew from a partial stake in a women’s garment manufacturer to a brand name sold in stores around the world. He stepped down as chairman of the company after the FBI and police raided his offices in New York City last February. This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 20, 2021. Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press
Avec la pandémie, la confiance dans les routines qui régissent les rencontres publiques et dans les compétences d’autrui à réagir de manière rationnelle et prévisible se trouvent bouleversées.
Après une période d’appropriation du masque, les réticences se manifestent au fur et mesure que la pandémie dure. Voici pourquoi.