Stocks surged Tuesday, logging their third consecutive day of gains, after stronger than expected retail sales data for May boosted investor confidence in a speedy economic recovery. The Final Round panel breaks down the day’s market action.
Stocks surged Tuesday, logging their third consecutive day of gains, after stronger than expected retail sales data for May boosted investor confidence in a speedy economic recovery. The Final Round panel breaks down the day’s market action.
Lyft, Inc. (NASDAQ: LYFT) today urged federal officials to ensure that drive through vaccination sites are accessible to people with mobility challenges.
VICTORIA — British Columbia's oldest residents will be able to pre-register for COVID-19 vaccinations starting in March after the most vulnerable groups have been immunized under a plan announced Friday as the premier joined health officials in urging residents to remain committed to reducing transmission of the virus.Premier John Horgan said "unprecedented hardship" and grief have continued a year after the first case of COVID-19 was diagnosed in Canada, though the rollout of a vaccine strategy means more than 110,000 people have been vaccinated in the province so far."We have a long, long way to go," he said, adding public health guidelines including wearing a mask and physical distancing must be followed while the mass vaccine campaign begins in April.B.C. reported 508 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday and nine more deaths, pushing the death toll in the province to 1,128. There were 4,479 active infections, including 315 people in hospital.The province is aiming to immunize 4.3 million residents aged 18 and over by the end of September.People who register for the plan will get a reminder to book appointments when eligible, but Henry said timelines for vaccination will depend on available doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines as others are expected to be approved by the federal government.Residents of long-term care homes, health-care workers who look after them, as well as essential visitors are among those who are currently being vaccinated. They will be followed in February and March by more residents of Indigenous communities, those who are 80 and over and Indigenous seniors over 65.Seniors aged 75 to 79 are expected to be vaccinated starting in April as part of the pre-registration strategy that will then move on to younger people in five-year age groupings.Those in the 70-to-74 age group will follow, along with people with severe health conditions that put them at high risk for infection.Henry said vulnerable populations include people who have had an organ transplant, patients with specific cancers and respiratory conditions including severe asthma, and pregnant women with significant heart disease.Second doses will be administered about 35 days later as part of the plan, which will be rolled out in 172 communities across the province.Henry said vaccines will be given in facilities including school gyms, arenas and mobile clinics, as well as home visits for those who are unable to attend a clinic as B.C. calls on volunteers for support.Everyone who is vaccinated will get a record of their immunization and a reminder of their second dose, about 35 days after the first shot.While people with chronic illnesses have called for early vaccination, Henry said scientific evidence from around the world supports the province's age-based approach because older populations are at much higher risk of infection and death from COVID-19."We know that adults older than 60 have at least a five times increased risk of hospitalization and death compared with those less than 45 years of age and, in particular, people over 80 have double the mortality risk of even those in the 60 to 65-year age group."The message is the same for essential workers, such as grocery-store employees, as well as police and correctional officers, Henry said, adding the approval of more vaccines may mean the province's plan could be revised to vaccinate those groups between April and June.Youth who are 17 and under will not be vaccinated because the current vaccines have not been approved for them, she said, adding everyone who is eligible should get immunized in order to create so-called community immunity to protect as many people as possible from getting infected.Health officials are seeking guidance from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization about whether people who have received one of the vaccines could get a different one for their second dose in case of a shortage, but that would happen only as a last resort due to lack of data on such a plan, Henry said.Residents should put off any plans to travel internationally this summer, but trips within the province could happen, but not in the large groups that led to outbreaks in regions including the Okanagan last year, she said.On Friday, British Columbia also announced people with ongoing COVID-19 symptoms — sometimes referred to as long haulers — will now have access to treatment at three clinics where specialists are working to understand how best to manage the condition.Dr. Adeera Levin, lead of the new Interdisciplinary COVID-19 Care Network, said in a statement it's believed to be the only such group in Canada focusing on research to understand the long-term effects for people who have not recovered.One of the clinics at St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver has so far seen 160 post-COVID-19 patients after they were discharged from hospital or referred by their doctor.— By Camille Bains in VancouverThis report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 22, 2021. The Canadian Press Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version said the first Canadian case of COVID-19 was in British Columbia.
The Maplehurst Correctional Complex in Milton, Ont. is under lockdown as it works to curb a fast-spreading outbreak of COVID-19 that's infected 89 inmates and staff. As of Friday evening, there are 68 active cases of the novel coronavirus among inmates and another 21 cases among staff, according to Ontario's Ministry of the Solicitor General. That's an increase of 20 cases in just one day, up from 69 cases on Thursday. "Out of an abundance of caution, the Maplehurst Correctional Complex remains locked down to facilitate contact tracing and reduce the spread of infection, however inmates are able to individually access showers and telephones," ministry spokesperson Andrew Morrison told CBC News. The ministry says it is working with the local health unit in Halton Region to carry out contact tracing and voluntary testing of inmates and staff, as well as to determine whether the lockdown can be lifted or if it will need to be extended. How long the lockdown is expected to be in place, the ministry would not say. Staff have 'a great deal of concern' Inmates who test positive for COVID-19 is put under "droplet precautions" and isolated from the rest of the inmates while they receive medical care, the ministry says. Peter Figliola, president of the OPSEU Local 234, the union representing correctional officers at the Milton jail, told CBC News he'd like to see all new admissions and court appearances stopped completely until the outbreak is under control. "I am sure all staff within the facility have some fear and a great deal of concern. They are walking into an identified outbreak and doing so with the best intentions in keeping the community safe," Figliola said. The ministry says the jail has secure video services so that inmates can appear in court virtually without having to leave the facility, but would not confirm that no inmates will be brought to court as jail officials work to stop the spread of the virus. "The ministry continues to work with the Halton Region public health unit and its justice sector partners on a daily basis to ensure local public health protocols are followed to reduce the risk of infection in the community and at the correctional facility," Morrison said. Meanwhile, Figliola says correctional officers continue their work "and do so knowing the identified danger that awaits them on the other side of the wall." "We've always said from day one that once the virus entered any provincial facility, it would be extremely hard to combat and control."
The U.S. Senate Finance Committee on Friday unanimously approved Janet Yellen's nomination as the first woman Treasury secretary, indicating that she will easily win full Senate approval, but Republicans called for her to work with them in developing economic policies.
He will be tried for inciting the riot that led to an attack on the US Capitol on 6 January
The Holiday Park COVID-19 vaccination site will be closed next week and moved to a different spot in Fort Lauderdale, health officials say.
Stainless steel Rolex worth $7,000 causes stir
Morgan Stanley Chief Executive James Gorman's annual pay rose by $6 million, or 22%, last year, according to a regulatory filing released on Friday. Gorman will receive $33 million for his work in 2020, compared with $27 million the year before, the bank said. Gorman's pay had fallen by 7% in 2019.
WASHINGTON — Newly confirmed Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin will have to contend not only with a world of security threats and a massive military bureaucracy, but also with a challenge that hits closer to home: rooting out racism and extremism in the ranks. Austin took office Friday as the first Black defence chief, in the wake of the deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, where retired and current military members were among the rioters touting far-right conspiracies. The retired four-star Army general told senators this week that the Pentagon’s job is to “keep America safe from our enemies. But we can’t do that if some of those enemies lie within our own ranks.” Ridding the military of racists isn’t his only priority. Austin, who was confirmed in a 93-2 vote, has made clear that accelerating delivery of coronavirus vaccines will get his early attention. But the racism issue is personal. At Tuesday’s confirmation hearing, he explained why. In 1995, when then-Lt. Col. Austin was serving with the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, three white soldiers, described as self-styled skinheads, were arrested in the murder of a Black couple who was walking down the street. Investigators concluded the two were targeted because of their race. The killing triggered an internal investigation, and all told, 22 soldiers were linked to skinhead and other similar groups or found to hold extremist views. They included 17 who were considered white supremacists or separatists. “We woke up one day and discovered that we had extremist elements in our ranks,” Austin told the Senate Armed Services Committee. “And they did bad things that we certainly held them accountable for. But we discovered that the signs for that activity were there all along. We just didn’t know what to look for or what to pay attention to.” Austin is not the first secretary to grapple with the problem. Racism has long been an undercurrent in the military. While leaders insist only a small minority hold extremist views, there have been persistent incidents of racial hatred and, more subtly, a history of implicit bias in what is a predominantly white institution. A recent Air Force inspector general report found that Black service members in the Air Force are far more likely to be investigated, arrested, face disciplinary actions and be discharged for misconduct. Based on 2018 data, roughly two-thirds of the military’s enlisted corps is white and about 17% is Black, but the minority percentage declines as rank increases. The U.S. population overall is about three-quarters white and 13% Black, according to Census Bureau statistics. Over the past year, Pentagon leaders have struggled to make changes, hampered by opposition from then-President Donald Trump. It took months for the department to effectively ban the Confederate flag last year, and Pentagon officials left to Congress the matter of renaming military bases that honour Confederate leaders. Trump rejected renaming the bases and defended flying the flag. Senators peppered Austin with questions about extremism in the ranks and his plans to deal with it. The hearing was held two weeks after lawmakers fled the deadly insurrection at the Capitol, in which many of the rioters espoused separatist or extremist views. “It’s clear that we are at a crisis point,” said Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., saying leaders must root out extremism and reaffirm core military values. Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., pressed Austin on the actions he will take. “Disunity is probably the most destructive force in terms of our ability to defend ourselves," Kaine said. "If we’re divided against one another, how can we defend the nation?” Austin, who broke racial barriers throughout his four decades in the Army, said military leaders must set the right example to discourage and eliminate extremist behaviour. They must get to know their troops, and look for signs of extremism or other problems, he said. But Austin — the first Black man to serve as head of U.S. Central Command and the first to be the Army's vice chief of staff — also knows that much of the solution must come from within the military services and lower-ranking commanders. They must ensure their troops are trained and aware of the prohibitions. “Most of us were embarrassed that we didn’t know what to look for and we didn’t really understand that by being engaged more with your people on these types of issues can pay big dividends,” he said, recalling the 82nd Airborne problems. “I don’t think that you can ever take your hand off the steering wheel here.” But he also cautioned that there won't be an easy solution, adding, “I don’t think that this is a thing that you can put a Band-Aid on and fix and leave alone. I think that training needs to go on, routinely." Austin gained confirmation after clearing a legal hurdle prohibiting anyone from serving as defence chief until they have been out of the military for seven years. Austin retired less than five years ago, but the House and Senate quickly approved the needed waiver, and President Joe Biden signed it Friday. Soon afterward, Austin strode into the Pentagon, his afternoon already filled with calls and briefings, including a meeting with Army Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He held a broader video conference on COVID-19 with all top defence and military leaders, and his first call to an international leader was with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. Austin, 67, is a 1975 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He helped lead the invasion into Iraq in 2003, and eight years later was the top U.S. commander there, overseeing the full American troop withdrawal. After serving as vice chief of the Army, Austin headed Central Command, where he oversaw the reinsertion of U.S. troops to Iraq to beat back Islamic State militants. He describes himself as the son of a postal worker and a homemaker from Thomasville, Georgia, who will speak his mind to Congress and to Biden. Lolita C. Baldor, The Associated Press
ViewRay (NASDAQ: VRAY) slid out of view for many investors on Friday. The maker of next-generation radiation therapy devices saw its stock dive by over 15% on the day, after a peer sold a big chunk of the company's shares. Elekta (OTC: EKTAY), a Swedish company active in the same segment, announced Friday that it sold its 7%-plus stake in ViewRay, a divestment that amounted to just over 11.5 million shares.
Delivery apps Uber Eats and Rappi have temporarily reduced their fees for restaurants in Mexico, the companies said on Friday, under pressure from industry groups to lessen the burden for eateries hammered by tighter coronavirus restrictions. Mexico's populous capital and several states are in partial lockdowns as authorities grapple with a surge of coronavirus infections that have strained hospitals. In Mexico City and elsewhere, eateries without outdoor seating have been restricted to take-out only, which restaurant association CANIRAC warned could be a death knell for businesses that depend on delivery apps.
The House will send an impeachment article, or charge, to the Senate on Monday.
His name is all over the baseball record book and, indeed, Hank Aaron could do it all. George W. Bush, a one-time owner of the Texas Rangers, presented Aaron in 2002 with the Presidential Medal of Freedom - the nation's highest civilian honor.
The main opposition challenger in Belarus’ disputed presidential election urged the United Nations on Friday to call for a halt to “violence and lawlessness” in the country, including media censorship, internet shutdowns, website blockages and cancellation of accreditation for journalists. Former presidential candidate Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya told an informal meeting of the U.N. Security Council that since September the situation in her nation “has only worsened” and the media remain under assault from President Alexander Lukashenko’s regime.
BOSTON — The computer chipmaker Intel Corp. on Friday blamed an internal error for a data leak that prompted it to release a quarterly earnings report early. It said its corporate network was not compromised. The company’s chief financial officer, George Davis, had earlier told The Financial Times that Intel published its earnings ahead of the stock market’s close on Thursday because it believed a hacker stole financially sensitive information from the site. The company’s quarterly results were originally scheduled to be published hours later after the close of trading on Wall Street Thursday. “An infographic was hacked off of our PR newsroom site,” the newspaper quoted Davis as saying. It quoted an unnamed company spokesperson as saying Intel was notified that the graphic was circulating outside the company. Early access to such information could benefit a stock trader. On Friday, Intel issued a statement saying it had determined that no hack occurred. It said "the URL of our earnings infographic was inadvertently made publicly accessible before publication of our earnings and accessed by third parties. Once we became aware of the situation we promptly issued our earnings announcement. Intel’s network was not compromised and we have adjusted our process to prevent this in the future.” The company's stock price closed down more than 9% Friday. The Associated Press
MONTRÉAL, Jan. 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- An early warning report has been filed by Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd on behalf of its affiliate, Osisko Development Corp. ("Osisko Development"), and Barkerville Gold Mines Ltd. (the "Investor"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Osisko Development holding the Subject Securities (as defined below), in respect of the Investor's holdings in Cornish Metals Inc. (CUSN: TSX-V) ("Cornish"). Cornish's head office is located at Suite 960 – 789 West Pender Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V6C1H2. On January 22, 2021, the Investor exercised 9,577,143 warrants of Cornish (each, a "Warrant") to acquire 9,577,143 common shares of Cornish (each, a "Common Share") at a price of C$0.07 per Common Share, for aggregate proceeds to Cornish of C$670,400 (the "Warrant Exercise"). Immediately prior to the Warrant Exercise, the Investor had ownership of, or control and direction over, (i) 44,256,190 Common Shares, representing approximately 31.6% of the issued and outstanding Common Shares, and (ii) 9,577,143 Warrants. Immediately following the Warrant Exercise, the Investor had ownership of, or control and direction over, 53,833,333 Common Shares (the "Subject Securities"), representing approximately 36.0% of the issued and outstanding Common Shares. The Subject Securities are being held for investment purposes and, as of the date of this news release, none of the parties referred to in the early warning report are aware of any plans nor has any future intentions which would relate to or result in any of items (a) to (k) described in Item 5 of Form 62-103F1. The Investor, in conjunction with Osisko Development, reviews its holdings of the Subject Securities from time to time and may increase or decrease its position as future circumstances may dictate. The early warning report is available on SEDAR (www.sedar.com) under the issuer profile of Cornish. To obtain a copy of the early warning report, please contact Ms. Heather Taylor as indicated below. The head office of Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd and Osisko Development is located at 1100 Avenue des Canadiens-de Montréal, Suite 300, Montréal, Québec, Canada, H3B 2S2. The head office of the Investor is located at 666 Burrard Street, Suite 2500, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V6C 2X8. To obtain a copy of the early warning report, please contact: Heather TaylorVice President, Investor RelationsTel. (514) 940-0670 #email@example.com
Nilgiri (Tamil Nadu) [India], January 23 (ANI): Mudumalai Forest Department in Tamil Nadu's Nilgiri district has arrested two men residing in Mudumalai for allegedly running an illegal cottage and being responsible for the death of a 50-year-old wild jumbo.
The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): 6:30 p.m. B.C. is reporting 508 new cases of COVID-19, pushing active infections to 4,479. Nine more people have died due to the illness, bringing the death toll in the province to 1,128. There have been 110,566 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in B.C., including 2,202 second doses. The province is reporting new outbreaks at two hospitals — one in Kamloops and the other in New Westminster — as well as at the North Fraser Pretrial Centre in Port Coquitlam. Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry say in a joint statement the risk from the virus in B.C. remains high and B.C. is not at point where public health rules can be lifted. --- 2:45 p.m. Health officials in Newfoundland and Labrador are reporting one new case of COVID-19. Authorities say the case involves a man between 20 and 39 years old and his infection is related to international travel. There are seven active reported cases in the province and one person is in hospital due to the virus. --- 2:35 p.m. Health officials in Saskatchewan are announcing 312 new cases of COVID-19. Eight more residents have also died. The Ministry of Health says 177 people are in hospital, with 30 people in intensive care. More than 31,000 vaccine shots have also been given in the province. --- 2:15 p.m. The New Brunswick government has announced that it will impose a full lockdown in the province's Edmundston region, effective midnight Saturday. Chief medical officer of health Dr. Jennifer Russell says the number of active cases in the area of northwestern New Brunswick has grown to 129 today from just seven two weeks ago. Health officials are reporting 30 new cases across the province today — 19 of which are in the Edmundston area — bringing the total of active cases to 331, with five people in hospital and three in intensive care. Health Minister Dorothy Shephard says that under the lockdown, the first in the province since last spring, schools will shift to remote learning and only essential businesses will be allowed to remain open. --- 2 p.m. B.C. Premier John Horgan says the federal government shouldn't be blamed for shortages of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. Horgan says the delays are due to issues in Europe and blaming the federal government will not speed up the process of acquiring vaccines. Pfizer announced a delay in vaccine productions last week, due to production issues at a plant in Belgium. --- 1:40 p.m. Nova Scotia is reporting four new cases of COVID-19 today, while health officials say the results of two tests conducted in December confirm two variant cases of the novel coronavirus. Chief medical officer of health Dr. Robert Strang says one of the cases was confirmed to be the U.K. variant while the other was confirmed as the South African variant. Strang says both cases were related to international travel and there is no evidence of community spread from either case. The province currently has 22 active cases of novel coronavirus. --- 1:40 p.m. B.C. has rolled out its timeline for residents to receive vaccinations over the coming months, with an aim of immunizing roughly 4.3 million people by the end of September. B.C.’s oldest residents will be able to pre-register to receive a vaccine starting in March after the most vulnerable groups have been immunized. Those aged 75 to 79 will be able to start being vaccinated in April, and the process will continue backwards in five-year increments. The province says it will use everything from stadiums and convention halls to mobile clinics in transit buses to vaccinate communities across B.C. --- 1:35 p.m. Manitoba is reporting 171 additional COVID-19 cases and two deaths. The province's north continues to see higher numbers per capita than other regions. The Manitoba government announced this week it is easing some restrictions on store openings and social gatherings as of Saturday in all areas except the north. --- 1:10 p.m. Manitoba has stopped booking appointments for people getting the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at its two supersites in Brandon and Winnipeg. The provincial government says it has been told by Ottawa of another reduction in supplies of the vaccine. It says that during the week of Feb. 1, Manitoba will receive 2,340 doses instead of the 5,850 doses originally planned. --- 12:55 p.m. Chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam says there have been 90 reports of adverse events for a patient in Canada who received one of the COVID-19 vaccines. She said those include all health problems after the vaccine was given and may not all be related to the vaccine. Twenty-seven of those events, or one in 22,000 doses injected, were serious, including allergic reactions. --- 12:50 p.m. Chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam says there have now been 31 cases of the COVID-19 variant first identified in the United Kingdom, and three of the one first found in South Africa. Tam says the fact that the variants are now circling in the community without a known connection to travel is concerning. The news comes just after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said there is some evidence that the U.K. variant may be more deadly than the original virus. --- 11:53 a.m. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the government is considering mandatory quarantine in hotels for travellers returning to Canada from abroad. He says it's not the time to travel. Trudeau says the government is considering a number of options that will make it harder for people to return to Canada, as new variants of COVID-19 are circling. --- 11:40 a.m. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Ottawa is sending two federal mobile health units to the Greater Toronto Area. COVID-19 is putting incredible strain on local hospitals in the region. The units will bring an additional 200 hospital beds to help free up space for people who need intensive care. The units will include vital medical equipment and supplies. --- 11:35 a.m. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the CEO of Pfizer has promised "hundreds of thousands" of doses of its COVID-19 vaccine will be shipped to Canada in mid-February and in the following weeks. Trudeau reiterated that Pfizer will ensure Canada gets its four million promised doses by the end of March. Trudeau says the next few weeks will be "challenging" on the vaccine delivery front as Pfizer upgrades its plants and slows deliveries to Canada and other countries. --- 11:27 a.m. Quebec is reporting 1,631 new COVID-19 cases and 88 deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus, including 18 in the past 24 hours. Health officials said today hospitalizations decreased to 1,426 and 212 people were in intensive care. The province says 2,040 more people have recovered from COVID-19, for a total of 223,367. --- 10:40 a.m. There are 2,662 new cases of COVID-19 in Ontario and 87 more deaths related to the virus. Health Minister Christine Elliott says there are 779 new cases in Toronto, 542 in Peel Region and 228 in York Region. Ontario says more than 11,000 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine were administered since the province's last report. --- 9:42 a.m. Nunavut is reporting one new COVID-19 case in Arviat, the community of about 2,800 that saw the territory's largest outbreak with 222 cases. It's the first new case of COVID-19 in the territory since Dec. 28. The territory's chief public health officer says the positive result was found in follow-up testing after the outbreak. Dr. Michael Patterson says there is no evidence of community transmission at this time. --- This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan 21, 2021. The Canadian Press
MANDEL NGANMyPillow CEO and staunch Trump ally Mike Lindell has retained celebrity attorney Charles Harder to go after the Daily Mail over a story claiming he had a secret affair with 30 Rock and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt star actress Jane Krakowski, The Daily Beast has learned.“Charles Harder is the attorney,” Lindell confirmed in a brief interview on Friday evening. “I never met this lady in my life and have never been to West Village and the Hamptons, where they said I was in the hit piece.”Lindell added: “They’ve done so much damage to my reputation… I’m not just going for a demand letter or a retraction, I want to go after them with a lawsuit because they have damaged my integrity as a Christian and my network to help addicts everywhere.” He said that he has already discussed this with Harder, who he’s just retained, and said that the lawyer was working on the legal paperwork.Lindell said he believed the Mail story to be another “hit job” that was written because he “won’t let up on the...machine election fraud,” regarding the Trump-Biden presidential election.A rep for the Daily Mail did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Friday night. Harder did not immediately respond, either.MyPillow Guy Presents Trump With ‘China’ Election-Fraud Theory, Lawyers Send Him PackingThe Gawker-killing attorney, who has represented everyone from now-former President Donald Trump to professional wrestler Hulk Hogan, has established himself as a go-to attorney for aggrieved celebrities looking to take on news outlets. In 2017, Harder helped wrestle a settlement and payment for Melania Trump from the Daily Mail, which was forced to retract and apologize for an article claiming she had once been an escort.In what seemed to many like a scrapped plot line from 30 Rock, the Mail reported Thursday afternoon that Lindell—famous for his unwavering support of Trump and seemingly ceaseless pillow ads broadcast on Fox News—had carried on a secret romance with the TV sitcom and Broadway star.According to the tabloid, Krakowski’s friends were puzzled by the alleged relationship and described it as tumultuous, but, per the Mail, Lindell won her over with champagne, liquor and flowers, and carried on a “passionate” affair that one source described as an “open secret” in Manhattan’s West Village. (Lindell, however, has publicly stated for years that he is now sober, having overcome his previous struggles with substance abuse, including crack cocaine.) Unfortunately, according to the tabloid, Krakowski would often throw away his gifts, and the duo reportedly split after a recent weekend together at a rented beach house.One thing both parties seem to vocally agree on, however, is that the relationship described by the Mail never happened.“Jane has never met Mr. Lindell,” the actress’ publicist said in a statement. “She is not and has never been in any relationship with him, romantic or otherwise.” Lindell told The Daily Beast on Thursday: “I have never met that person and I told the Daily Mail that. My lawyers are going after them.”Since the 2020 election, Lindell had taken on a prominent role in conservative media and in the now-former, twice-impeached Republican president’s orbit of assailing the results of the 2020 election, in which Democratic nominee and now-President Joe Biden had decisively beaten Trump in the popular and Electoral College votes. Lindell was a major financial backer of certain pro-Trump legal efforts and rallies that sought to nullify Biden’s victory, and remained in close contact to such Trumpworld luminaries as Sidney Powell and Michael Flynn.On one of the very last days of the Trump presidency, the MyPillow inventor and cable-TV spokesman was at the White House, briefing the then-president in the Oval Office on documents that focused on a conspiracy theory that China and other foreign countries had hacked the 2020 presidential election to tip it to Biden.That meeting lasted five to ten minutes, by Lindell’s estimation, and he was escorted out and later shrugged off in an argument with other White House officials. Asked about that Oval meeting, the MyPillow creator said last week: “[Trump] was upset to hear that this was happening to all the people who backed him for all these four years. He said, ‘Can you believe how they’re treating us out there?’”And while Harder has had several high-profile successes taking on media outlets, including Gawker and the Daily Mail, he’s also suffered some high profile setbacks in court. As The Daily Beast reported last year, Harder, working on behalf of Donald Trump’s brother Robert Trump, failed to block the then-president’s niece Mary Trump from publishing an explosive tell-all memoir about the family.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Her directorial debut One Night In Miami has been acclaimed by critics.