Alfred Eskandar, Salt Financial President & Chief Operating Officer, joins Yahoo Finance's Kristin Myers to break down the latest market action.
Alfred Eskandar, Salt Financial President & Chief Operating Officer, joins Yahoo Finance's Kristin Myers to break down the latest market action.
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The Duke of Cambridge, Bafta’s president, withdrew from the ceremony following the death of his grandfather, the Duke of Edinburgh.
UK is in ‘national mourning’ for Prince Philip – what does that mean?Union flags will fly at half-mast, public services will continue but some sports fixtures will be rescheduled Tributes and messages of condolence outside Windsor Castle on Sunday. Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty
Guests and staff at the Kahala Resort & Hotel were sheltering in place, and guests in rooms near the incident had been evacuated, the news site added. "This evening, an individual with a firearm barricaded himself in one of the guest rooms at The Kahala,” Hawaii News Now cited a statement from the hotel as saying. "Our security personnel and law enforcement have evacuated guests and employees from the immediate area and everyone is sheltering in place."
Janet Jackson to sell personal treasures in celebrity auctionJewellery, a wedding dress and tour outfits are among memorabilia up for grabs after the superstar decided on a cathartic clearout Janet Jackson performs during the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards in New York. Photograph: Christopher Polk/Getty Images
SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea says it will resume administrating AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine to all eligible people between the ages of 30 and 60. Last week, South Korea suspended the use of AstraZeneca vaccines for those 60 years old or younger while awaiting the outcome of the European Medicine Agency’s review. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency said Sunday it will restart the use of AstraZeneca vaccine beginning Monday, citing studies showing that the vaccine's benefits outweighs the risk of side effects. An agency statement said those aged 30 or younger will be excluded, as U.K. authorities have recommended they take alternative vaccines. It says it’s found three cases of blood clots from vaccinated people in South Korea — but none belong to the type of side effects determined by European authorities. Those who would get AstraZeneca vaccines from Monday include medical workers and people in long-term care facilities, those at special schools and welfare centres for disabled people and homeless people. In recent days, South Korea has been experiencing a steady increase in new coronavirus infections. Earlier Sunday, South Korea reported 677 new confirmed cases, raising the total to 109,559 with 1,768 deaths. ___ THE VIRUS OUTBREAK: — More Black Americans say they are open to taking vaccine — Delayed vaccine shipments could stall progress against COVID-19 in some of world’s poorest countries — Iran enforces 10-day lockdown amid fourth wave of pandemic — Nearly one-third of Texans have received virus vaccine — Ecuador, Peru head to polls under strict virus measures — Follow AP’s pandemic coverage at https://apnews.com/hub/coronavirus-pandemic and https://apnews.com/hub/coronavirus-vaccine ___ HERE’S WHAT ELSE IS HAPPENING: BEIJING — China has reported 10 new confirmed coronavirus cases and no deaths. All the new infections were believed have been acquired abroad, the National Health Commission announced Sunday. China’s death toll stood at 4,636 out of 90,410 confirmed cases. ___ ISLAMABAD— Pakistan has reported it's highest single-day death toll from COVID-19. The National Command and Control Center announced Sunday that 114 deaths from coronavirus had been confirmed, as well as more than 5,000 new cases. A weekend ban on inter-city transport has been extended until mid-April, as part of measures to control a surge in virus infections and deaths. The ban will not apply on freight, ambulance services and supplies of medical equipment. Pakistan, with a population of 220 million people, has vaccinated more than a million people using the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine since February. ___ COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lankan health authorities have imposed tough restrictions ahead of this week's New Year festival in a bid to contain the spread of COVID-19. Health officials on Sunday banned musical shows and many other traditional games, including the tug-of-war, for the April 14 holiday. They've also ordered other gatherings not to exceed 100 people, and asked that gatherings for rituals be limited to immediate family members and close relatives. The country's New Year festival typically involves large-scale events, games, competitions and musical shows. ___ BUCHAREST — Marchers have taken to the streets of the Romanian capital of Bucharest to protest restrictive measures to fight the spread of COVID-19 even as new daily infections and deaths rise in the European Union nation. About 1,000 people converged Saturday on Victory Square and University Square, expressing frustration with an earlier curfew and shop closures that took effect at the end of March. Many demonstrators waved tri-colour Romanian flags and chanted “Freedom!” and “Down with the government!” “We came to fight against this state of alert that buries all our rights and freedoms,” Dumitru Balan, leader of the civic movement Action for the Nation, told The Associated Press. The protest was held on the same day that Romania passed 1 million confirmed COVID-19 cases. Hospital intensive care units are struggling to cope with the record demand of just under 1,500 COVID-19 patients; 12,000 others are in other wards. “There are now very severe patients admitted in our clinical ward that normally would require intensive care … we don’t have enough ICU beds available and patients are waiting with sub-optimal care,” Dragos Zaharia, a pneumologist at Marius Nasta Institute, told the AP. “We are at risk of being accused of malpractice.” ___ NEW YORK — State lawmakers across the U.S. are taking actions to limit the emergency powers of governors — not just in the current coronavirus pandemic, but for any future emergencies. The pushback is coming primarily from Republican lawmakers but is not entirely partisan. GOP lawmakers are targeting both Democratic and Republican governors. When the pandemic hit a year ago, many governors and their top health officials temporarily ordered residents to remain home, limited public gatherings, prohibited in-person schooling and shut down dine-in restaurants, gyms and other businesses. Many governors have been repealing or relaxing restrictions after cases declined from a winter peak and as more people get vaccinated. The potential remains in many states for governors to again tighten restrictions if new variants of the coronavirus lead to another surge in cases. The U.S. has recorded 31 million coronavirus cases and more than 561,000 confirmed deaths, the most in the world. ___ LONDON — As many as 60 countries might be stalled at the first shots of their coronavirus vaccinations because nearly all deliveries through the global program are blocked until as late as June. The COVAX initiative is designed to provide vaccines to countries lacking the clout to negotiate on their own for scarce supplies. In the past two weeks, only 2 million doses were cleared for shipment to 92 countries through the program, the same amount injected in Britain alone. Internal World Health Organization documents obtained by The Associated Press say uncertain deliveries are causing some countries to lose faith in COVAX. The vaccine shortage stems mostly from India’s decision to stop exporting vaccines from its Serum Institute factory because of a surge of coronavirus cases in that country. The factory produces the majority of the AstraZeneca doses that COVAX counted on to supply about a third of the global population. WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreysus says while one in four people in rich countries had received a vaccine, only one in 500 people in poorer countries had received a dose. The Associated Press
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South Korean battery makers LG Energy Solution and SK Innovation Co agreed on Sunday to settle disputes over trade secrets dispute, avoiding a potential setback for U.S. electric-vehicle (EV) ambitions. The settlement by affiliates of two of South Korea's biggest conglomerates comes hours before a Sunday deadline for the administration of President Joe Biden to decide whether to take the rare step of reversing a U.S. International Trade Commission decision (ITC). The core dispute had threatened the EV plans of Ford Motor Co and Volkswagen AG, as well as a Georgia plant that is key to the growing industry.
The head of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, who wants to be their next candidate for chancellor in a September election, said on Sunday the party should make their choice of candidate very soon. Christian Democrat (CDU) leader Laschet lags behind Markus Soeder, head of the CDU's Bavarian sister party, the Christian Social Union (CSU), in opinion polls, but enjoys the support of some powerful state premiers. Traditionally the leaders of the CDU and CSU decide between themselves who will run, but with uncertainty growing some lawmakers are demanding to have a say this time.
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At Buckingham Palace, the queen’s London residence, well-wishers braved a chilly, grey day to line up and snake their way past the black iron gates, where tourists normally wait to watch the changing of the guard. People were allowed to approach the gates one at a time to lay their tributes as police tried to control the crowd amid Britain's coronavirus restrictions.
From Monday French people over the age of 55 will be eligible for Covid-19 vaccinations – ahead of schedule – as authorities race to gain ground against the British variant that’s been sweeping France. Speaking to the Journal du Dimanche Sunday, Health Minister Olivier Veran said over 55s could receive doses of either the AstraZeneca vaccine or the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which is being delivered to France on Monday – a week early.“Many family caregivers are between 55 and 60, while others are in couples with older partners,” Veran said. “They were worried about having to wait another month. Now they can protect themselves.”France had reserved the AstraZeneca vaccine for people over 55 with serious health conditions after blood clotting disorders were observed in younger patients.Faster rolloutDespite breaking the record number of daily injections on Friday, at 510,000 jabs, Véran said France needed to again step up its vaccination pace. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine has been approved in France since 12 March. Véran said the the first delivery would be some 200,000 doses. Pfizer working on 'two more' antiviral drugs to fight Covid-19 Véran also announced that people over 60 years of age would be eligible for the Pfizer and Moderna mRNA vaccines – the two other vaccines authorised for use in France – from 16 April.Vaccine gap extendedSpacing between the first and second doses of those vaccines, he said, would be extended from four to six weeks, as of 14 April.“This will allow us to vaccinate more quickly without reducing protection,” Véran added. EU health agency studies possible link between J&J Covid vaccine and blood clotsWhen asked whether he was worried about vaccine hesitancy in France, Véran said: “Let's not forget that the French, once skeptical, are now 70 percent in favour of vaccines.”Over 10 million doses have now been administered, according to public health figures.French authorities are hoping their accelerated vaccine rollout will allow the country, which is under lockdown, to open up again within a month. As of Saturday, the number of patients in intensive care rose to 5,769, the highest figure since 17 April last year, according to Sante Publique France. 388 of those were admitted to hospital in the past 24 hours.The agency also noted that in the past 24 hours, France recorded 43,284 new infections, with an average of 38,301 cases per day over the past week.
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GettyJoe Biden is on a roll. His approval rating is higher than his predecessor’s ever was. Almost three-quarters of Americans think he’s doing a good job handling the COVID pandemic. Sixty percent approve of his handling of the economy.So now is the time for him to start looking at what could go wrong, and turning his attention past our borders. It’s no coincidence that the one area where Biden’s ratings lag is at our southern border, where his efforts to fix the problems his predecessor exacerbated have hit problem after problem, all of them magnified by the knowledge of desperate immigrants that Donald Trump is gone.But that’s not the only place where the world is going to come knocking and, as Biden’s predecessors know, the results are often problematic. Barack Obama was elected to get us out of George W. Bush’s wars and in his first year he discovered how tough that would be and ended up actually increasing our troop levels in Afghanistan (over the objections of his vice president). George Bush was doing fine until Sept. 11, 2001. Bill Clinton’s first foreign crisis also took place in his first year in office with the Battle of Mogadishu and the notorious Black Hawk Down incident. George H.W. Bush’s first year in office saw both the Tiananmen Square uprising and massacre and a wave of revolutions in the satellite states of the crumbling Soviet Union that transformed the geopolitical landscape.It’s a very different world today, but two unfolding situations involving Russia and China, still America’s most significant international rivals, point to the challenges ahead for Biden. Russia has in recent weeks increased troop and military resource deployment on the Crimean peninsula and along the Russian-Ukrainian border. And China has increased aggressive posturing toward Taiwan and within the South and East China Seas that has Asian and U.S. military leaders deeply concerned.While neither a Russian invasion of Ukraine nor a Chinese attack on Taiwan is considered the most likely near-term consequence of their saber-rattling, it does not make these situations less risky. In both cases, that is because the stakes for the U.S., our interests and allies are very high and our effective options are limited. It should also be emphasized that in both cases, the possibility of military action by our adversaries is not zero.In Ukraine, multiple recent diplomatic talks involving, in different combinations, the Russians, Ukrainians, Germans, French, and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe have been unproductive. Unsurprisingly, the Russians have said that their actions “should absolutely not concern anyone. Russia does not constitute a threat to any country in the world.” Also unsurprisingly, given their track record, their words were greeted with disbelief. Ukraine’s military is on alert. Nerves are frayed.With regard to Taiwan and disputed territory in the South and East China Sea, fears are based on years of gradually accelerating build-up of Chinese capabilities. China’s navy has been expanded. Deployments and over-flights in and around disputed areas have grown. Chinese rhetoric has ranged from unapologetic to downright confrontational. Last month, the top U.S. commander in the region told a Senate hearing that he expected the threat against Taiwan could come to a head within the next six years. But serious problems seem certain much sooner. Just days ago, China announced that drills of its carrier group near Taiwan will become regular events and the U.S. responded with a visit of the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group to the area for the second time this year.Were Russia to seek to expand its control in Ukraine or China to intentionally or otherwise trigger a conflict around Taiwan or disputed islands in waters it claims, the consequences would be a major crisis.The Biden administration has been actively engaged on both fronts. The president spoke to Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky days ago. Days before that, Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke with his Ukrainian counterpart and said the U.S. supported the Ukraine “in the face of Russia’s on-going aggression.” During a recent trip to Asia the secretary of state made it clear the U.S. would not stand for Chinese “coercion and aggression” and raised Chinese hackles when he referred to Taiwan as a country. In bilateral meetings, the U.S. underscored these points. As recently as this week, the U.S. expressed solidarity with the Philippines in opposition to the provocative encroachment of Chinese vessels in Philippine waters.Russia’s Vladimir Putin and China’s Xi Jinping are, at least to some degree, testing the Biden administration to see how they will respond to these threats. So far, they have seen clarity and resolute toughness. But, the reality is that whatever our pronouncements and stated policies might be, the U.S. is unlikely to enter directly into military action to defend either Ukraine or Taiwan. The potential risk of rapid escalation, major losses and global conflict are just too high.That means that the Biden team must head off these crises before they get to that point. They must forge a united front with allies to show that the negative repercussions for aggression would be great and that the US will not be isolated. They need to make it clear that there are red lines short of actual aggression that will trigger heavy sanctions. They need to underscore that they will provide active support to strengthen the defense of all of our allies in the region. They need to increase military readiness in a way that sends a clear message. And, above all, they need to find diplomatic means of defusing these tensions.Should they fall short on any of these fronts, even without war, these conflicts could ramp up to become major distractions, create tension with allies and/or produce an appearance of weakness or ineffectiveness back home. So far, Biden and his team have made the right moves. They have particularly distinguished themselves from Trump with their embrace both of multilateralism and diplomacy and, at the same time, have surprised some with the clarity and strength of their responses to the Chinese and the Russians.But, the rub when it comes to foreign policy is that the U.S. does not hold all the cards. An over-reaching Putin seeking to build support back home may resort to his familiar ploy of seeking a win in Russia’s near abroad. Naval and air encounters in China’s neighborhood can easily produce accidental clashes and consequent escalation. China has also been more brutal in Hong Kong and its Northwest recently, suggesting that it is not much swayed by global public opinion.These are not the only potential international risks that could make life complicated for President Biden. North Korea remains a risk. Tensions in the Persian Gulf remain high. The likelihood of setbacks in Afghanistan as we dial back our presence is also great. In addition, the COVID pandemic is raging around the world which could produce recession, tensions over vaccines, humanitarian crises and more.History and the current reality collaborate to offer a compelling reminder therefore, that if Joe Biden wants to build on his successes to date or maintain his momentum on his domestic agenda, he will have to be attentive to the kind of looming dangers worldwide that have undone even the most capable of his predecessors.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.
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Athletes at the Tokyo Olympics who come down with minor symptoms of COVID-19 could be isolated in a hotel lined up by local organizers of the games. The measures underline the risk of trying to hold the Olympics and Paralympics during a pandemic. The Olympics are to open on July 23 and face strong opposition from up to 80% of Japanese polled.
PANAMA CITY, Fla. — A cluster of severe storms swept across the South early Saturday, leaving one person dead in Louisiana, toppling trees and power lines in Mississippi, dropping large hail on an Alabama coastal city and levelling buildings in the Florida Panhandle. St. Landry Parish President Jessie Bellard confirmed a man's death in an early morning tornado in Palmetto, Louisiana. Bellard told KLFY-TV that Jose Antonio Higareda, 27, was killed when the tornado smashed into the man's home. He said seven injured people were taken to hospitals and at least eight homes were destroyed or heavily damaged, including one lifted off its foundations and plunked down nearly intact beside a road. Five of the homes were mobile homes. “It’s just devastation for probably a quarter mile to a half mile ... There’s nothing left of the houses,” he told The Acadiana Advocate. He didn't elaborate on the extent of injuries but heavy equipment was brought in to helping to clear debris away Saturday as storm victims sought to salvage any important belongings. In Mississippi, a possible tornado downed power lines and trees in Rankin County, but no injuries were reported. In Panama City Beach, Florida, a home and convenience store were levelled by a possible tornado, city officials said in a Facebook post . A resident's photo posted by The Panama City News Herald shows the store's roof and walls ripped away, but its counters, shelves and the merchandise they held appear untouched. There were no immediate reports of injuries. The town is in Bay County, which was heavily damaged by Hurricane Michael in 2018. “Many people were saying, ‘Hey, we know what to do. Sadly, we’ve been through it before’ and they pulled together as a community,” Panama City Mayor Mark Sheldon told the News Herald. “We were seeing neighbours come out and helping other neighbours and that’s what Panama City Beach is all about.” In Pensacola, Florida, the roof of a downtown brewery was ripped off by the storm, local news reports show. The National Weather Service has not confirmed if that was caused by a tornado, but reported winds of up to 60 mph (95 kpm). The Pensacola News Journal reports that about 5 inches (13 centimetres) of rain fell. “We are still learning about what exactly the damage is and what is going on,” Veronique Zayas, co-owner of Emerald Republic Brewing, told the paper. “But we know that the roof is a total loss. There is water damage throughout, and a lot of equipment has been damaged.” She said it was fortunate no one was hurt. “The brewers are normally here at 5 or 6 in the morning to start their brewing,” she said. “Luckily, no one was here.” Images shared by news outlets showed car windshields shattered by hail about as large as baseballs in Orange Beach, Alabama. Storms also brought heavy rain and strong winds to parts of Louisiana and Mississippi. Bellard said search and rescue crews are out in Louisiana in the wake of the storm. “My thoughts and prayers are with the families affected by this storm,” he said. “We're doing everything we can for those families.” Bellard reported that SLEMCO, St. Landry Public Works, Animal Control and the Sheriff’s Department were on the scene and working on debris clearance and restoring power to the area. The National Weather Service has said the tornado that hit the area was ranked an EF3 tornado, with wind speeds between 130 and 140 mph (between 209 and 225 kph). Some flooding was reported. Thousands of customers in the region lost power, according to utility tracking website poweroutage.us. The Associated Press