Top plays from Utah Jazz vs. Golden State Warriors, 01/23/2021
Top plays from Utah Jazz vs. Golden State Warriors, 01/23/2021
Coronavirus stimulus checks should be spent on necessary expenses and not invested in the stock market, according to personal finance expert Suze Orman.
If home is truly where the heart is, then what you put inside of it is pretty important. Whether you believe in a minimalist, all-white counter-top, and less-is-more approach to decor or love a splash of color in every over-embellished room, the internet has what you need. And with spring on the horizon, all kinds of top-notch online home good sales are already coming our way. We found extra chill Sealy mattresses, hi-tech Dyson vacuums, organic Pact sheets, and more household essentials on the web for up to 60% off. It’s time for a refreshing spring renewal home makeover and we’ve got the discounted goods to make it chic, but budget-friendly. Flip through the upcoming super sale slides and get a taste of all the most worth-it buys you need for your spring 2021 sanctuary. At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. 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This mattress supports me with comfort and I can honestly say after 60-ish days I have never woken up with a sore hip, neck, or back! I love this mattress!”Shop Cocoon by SealyCocoon Chill Mattress, $, available at SealyDysonBest Deals On: VacuumsSale: Save $100 on select Dyson vacuum technologyDates: Now - 3/20For a limited time, the latest Dyson technology is $100 off and packaged with tools worth up to $75. Dyson products receive rave reviews for a reason: this state-of-the-art machinery sweeps up crumbs at 125,000 rpm and leaves homes free of fine dust. According to customers, it’s truly a worthwhile investment. Shop DysonDyson V11 Outsize cordless vacuum, $, available at DysonWayfairBest Deals On: Office FurnitureSale: Office furniture up to 50% offDates: Now - 3/7For the next two days, we can score, desks, task chairs, standing desk converters, and more home office essentials for up to 50% off at Wayfair’s Office Closeout Sale. 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"Certainly when you see this kind of employment situation, you see January get revised higher, those who have inflation fears, this is a little bit of an arrow in their quiver, if you will," said JJ Kinahan, chief market strategist at TD Ameritrade in Chicago. "On top of a lot of the other good news we are getting, on top of the fact it does look like we are closer to a stimulus plan, a lot of money continuing to slosh around in the economy does give some credence to these inflation fears." The yield on 10-year Treasury notes was up 0.9 basis points to 1.559%.
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AM Best has withdrawn the Financial Strength Rating of A-(Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of "a-" of Georgia Casualty & Surety Company (GCS) (Johns Creek, GA) following its Feb. 1, 2021, acquisition by Builders Mutual Insurance Company. No final Credit Rating (rating) action was taken due to GCS effectively being sold as a shell. The existing ratings of the members of Columbia Insurance Group are unchanged.
The qualifying schedule for the Tokyo Olympics has been seriously disrupted in the run-up to the Games, which were delayed a year due to the novel coronavirus, and numerous events have been cancelled or postponed as international federations grapple with the pandemic fallout. Fourteen places in the canoe sprint competition in Tokyo will be determined by the ICF after discussions with the International Olympic Committee (IOC). "The increased COVID cases in the region had prompted the local authorities to impose tougher restrictions, which meant COPAC (Pan American Canoe Federation) could not hold the event safely for the benefit of athletes and their teams and ensure a fair and equal opportunity for all athletes to qualify," the ICF said in a statement.
TORONTO — Ontario is aiming to offer first COVID-19 vaccine doses to all eligible residents by June 20, the province said Friday as it laid out more specific plans for the next priority groups in the rollout.Officials, who made the announcement after Health Canada approved a Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, said the rollout could move faster based on supply."We've had a seismic shift in our vaccination opportunities and the program to roll it out," said retired general Rick Hillier, the head of the province’s vaccine task force.He said the recent approval of two more vaccines, expected increases in supply and the extension of the interval between first and second doses will allow the province to "crush those timelines really tightly.""... our aim would be to allow the province of Ontario to have a first needle in the arm of every eligible person who wants it by the first day of summer," Hillier said. "Please be patient a little while longer."The province says 113 mass vaccination clinics will start operating this month, with maximum capacity of four million doses per day across public health units, though officials administration will vary based on supply and local considerations. As part of the second phase of vaccinations, the province plans to start administering shots to seniors 75 and older starting in April. Based on a timeline prepared before the Johnson & Johnson approval was announced, the province said it was aiming to get first shots to everyone 60 and older by the end of May or early June, if not earlier.The vast majority of deaths from COVID-19 in Ontario, and across the country, have been among people aged 60 and older. Other risk factors including neighbourhood, existing health conditions and inability to work from home will be prioritized in the second phase of the rollout. Doses will also be offered starting in April to people with specific health conditions like transplant recipients, and to residents and staff in congregate care settings including correctional facilities, shelters and developmental facilities. Thirteen public health units will receive additional doses for virus hot spot neighbourhoods during Phase 2. Those health units include Durham; Halton; Hamilton; Niagara; Ottawa; Peel Region; Simcoe Muskoka; Waterloo; Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph; Windsor Essex; York Region; Southwestern and Toronto.Essential workers who can't work from home will be offered doses at the end of the second phase, though the timeline is subject to change. The province laid out more details on which essential workers will be eligible to receive their shots first. Vaccinations among that group will start with school staff, first responders, childcare workers, food manufacturing workers and agriculture workers. Then shots will go to workers in retail, manufacturing, social workers, the justice system, financial services, waste management, mining, oil and gas, warehousing and distribution.Hillier said the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine may be useful in getting shots to people who are difficult to reach, such as migrant farm workers and homeless individuals. Ontario is expecting 194,500 doses of the newly approved Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine next week. Those shots will be administered to residents between the ages of 60 and 64 starting with a pilot project in Toronto, Kingston and Windsor-Essex pharmacies. Officials said the timeline for younger individuals may speed up based on supply of that vaccine. This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 5, 2021. Holly McKenzie-Sutter, The Canadian Press
Unions are warning of industrial action in protest at the recommended wage rise.
WASHINGTON — Borrowing by Americans fell in January for the first time in five months, as a big drop in the use of credit cards offset increases in auto loans and student loans. The Federal Reserve reported Friday that consumer borrowing fell by $1.3 billion in January, the first setback since a $9 billion decline in August. The weakness came from a $9.9 billion decline in borrowing in the category that covers credit cards. It marked the fourth straight decline in that category and was the biggest drop since a $10.8 billion fall in August. The category that covers auto and student loans posted an $8.6 billion increase in the first month of 2021, following an even bigger gain of $11.6 billion in December. Consumer borrowing is closely watched for indications about Americans' willingness to take on more debt to finance their spending, which accounts for two-thirds of U.S. economic activity. Since the pandemic hit a year ago, millions have lost their jobs and households have grown more cautious, boosting their savings levels as a hedge against economic uncertainty. Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press
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Anthony Kwan/Bloomberg via GettyEccentric antivirus millionaire John McAfee is facing federal charges again—this time, over a pair of alleged cryptocurrency schemes that raked in more than $13 million for himself and his accused band of scammers, including his ex-security guard turned CEO.Manhattan federal prosecutors announced Friday that McAfee, 75, was being held in Spain on separate criminal charges by the Department of Justice’s tax division, while authorities cuffed his alleged accomplice, 40-year-old Jimmy Gale Watson Jr., in Texas.It’s the latest trouble for the reclusive founder of the eponymous antivirus software. In October, McAfee was indicted for federal tax evasion and willfully failing to file tax returns from 2014 to 2018 and accused of hiding assets including his yacht and real property in the names of other people. At the time, prosecutors in Tennessee claimed he earned millions from promoting cryptocurrencies and even selling his life story for a documentary.Steven Seagal, a Missing Private Eye, and an Alleged Crypto FraudThe new indictment states McAfee, Watson and other members of McAfee’s “so-called cryptocurrency team” engaged in “scalping,” or a “pump and dump” scheme with the help of McAfee’s Twitter handle @officialmcafee. They face charges including: commodities and securities fraud conspiracy; wire fraud conspiracy; wire fraud; and securities and touting fraud conspiracy.According to the feds, McAfee and his team purchased scores of publicly traded altcoins—an alternative to bitcoin—for low market prices, then published false and misleading tweets via McAfee’s Twitter to “artificially inflate” their market price. McAfee and his supposed accomplices then sold their investments collectively for more than $2 million. The fraudsters allegedly scalped at least 12 publicly traded altcoins, which qualify under federal law as commodities or securities.While McAfee and Watson gained “illicit profits,” the indictment adds, the long-term value of the altcoins purchased by investors plummeted “as of a year after the promotional tweets.” Prosecutors say McAfee falsely promised he’d disclose whether he had a big stake in altcoin in his tweets and public statements during the scheme.In a second scheme, McAfee allegedly championed “initial coin offerings,” without disclosing that the startups behind the fundraising drives were paying McAfee and his team for the promotional tweets with a big chunk of the proceeds raised from investors.The bizarro globe-trotting computer programmer—once suspected in the murder of his neighbor in Belize, but never charged—began ramping up his Twitter profile in the years before the two schemes. Many of McAfee’s 784,000 followers were cryptocurrency investors, the indictment claims.In his Twitter bio, McAfee described himself thus: “Iconoclast. Lover of women, adventure and mystery. Founder of McAfee Anti-virus.” His location is pegged as: “Wherever I am.”Possibilities are endless when Free Health Care is a reality. Docademic ICO ends on Sunday, not without monumental success! One of the best ICOs I've seen. Deals in the US, China and Latin America. I hope everyone seriously looked at this ICO. https://t.co/83Rcwudmkx— John McAfee (@officialmcafee) April 14, 2018 While the indictment doesn’t identify the altcoin offerings, McAfee tweeted about multiple ICOs for emerging startups, including a healthcare platform called Docademic and the UK-based women-only cab, Pink Taxi. “Possibilities are endless when Free Health Care is a reality. Docademic ICO ends on Sunday, not without monumental success! One of the best ICOs I've seen,” he tweeted in April 2018.“For the women in crypto: The pinktaxi.io ICO is the first safety coin that helps protect women in male dominated societies. One if [sic] the most promising ICOs since Docademic or Bezop,” McAfee posted in June 2018. The tweet included a video of himself and a woman claiming to be a Pink Taxi investor.For the women in crypto:The https://t.co/nOyoFGVpOc ICO is the first safety coin that helps protect women in male dominated societies. One if the most promising ICOs since Docademic or Bezop. pic.twitter.com/w2qAKuKmEx— John McAfee (@officialmcafee) June 1, 2018 The indictment also names an alleged co-conspirator only revealed as “McAfee Team Member-1,” whom McAfee allegedly directed to buy large quantities of a specific altcoin which he would then endorse on Twitter and sell to reap a profit.Several investors who took the bait lived in the Southern District of New York, where Team Member-1 tried opening an account with a digital asset exchange so McAfee could liquidate his proceeds of the alleged crypto conspiracy.But in January 2018, the cryptocurrency exchange declined Team Member-1’s application, prompting the man to fire off an email identifying himself as an “employee of John McAfee” and threatening to sue over the rejection.Prosecutors say McAfee, Watson and their helpers also orchestrated a second scheme, using McAfee’s Twitter to promote “initial coin offerings,” or a fundraising method startups use that’s similar to an initial public offering—except investors receive new digital “tokens,” often in exchange for established cryptocurrency like Bitcoin.McAfee’s team should have known federal securities laws required them to disclose any compensation from ICO issuers, the indictment says. Indeed, in November 2017, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission specifically warned: “Any celebrity or other individual who promotes a virtual token or coin that is a security must disclose the nature, scope, and amount of compensation received in exchange for the promotion.”The alleged scammers collected more than $11 million in undisclosed compensation, which they made sure to hide from investors.McAfee lived in Lexington, Tennessee, during the alleged scalping and ICO schemes, which occurred from December 2017 to October 2018.For the thousands of you who whine every time I bring a coin or an ICO to your attention: pic.twitter.com/fBtJzNishe— John McAfee (@officialmcafee) February 4, 2018 Watson began working as a private security guard for McAfee in November 2017 and moved into the tech pioneer’s Tennessee home. McAfee would soon promote Watson from guard to “executive advisor” and later to CEO of the McAfee team before he left in October 2018, according to the indictment.In January 2018, McAfee opened an account using his own name at a cryptocurrency exchange in California with assistance from Watson and Watson’s then-wife.McAfee and Watson, according to court papers, had Watson’s former spouse use McAfee’s California exchange account to liquidate proceeds of the ICO touting scheme into millions of dollars of U.S. currency, before wiring more than a million dollars through a New York financial institution and routing it to a bank account registered to McAfee in Tennessee.The feds say in April 2018, McAfee and Watson directed the wife to submit an application online to open an account at a New York exchange so the men could liquidate their ill-gotten cryptocurrency.Beginning tomorrow, I will each day talk about a unique altcoin. Most of the 2,000 coins are trash or scams. I've read every white paper. The few I'm connected to I will tell you. The rest I have no position in. These coins will change the world. You can support that change— John McAfee (@officialmcafee) December 20, 2017 If convicted on all counts, McAfee and Watson face 60 years behind bars.“As alleged, McAfee and Watson exploited a widely used social media platform and enthusiasm among investors in the emerging cryptocurrency market to make millions through lies and deception,” said Manhattan U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss in a statement. “The defendants allegedly used McAfee’s Twitter account to publish messages to hundreds of thousands of his Twitter followers touting various cryptocurrencies through false and misleading statements to conceal their true, self-interested motives.”“Investors should be wary of social media endorsements of investment opportunities,” Strauss concluded.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. 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The adaptation of Leigh Bardugo's Grishaverse novels is one of the big TV stories of the year, and the cast of Shadow and Bone are ready to bring the bestselling books to life! For the most part, the Netflix fantasy adventure will be starring a group of up-and-coming actors who are just breaking onto the scene (although you'll definitely recognize a couple of familiar faces, too). It's incredibly exciting to watch new actors taking on roles that so many people have already imagined, and we can't wait to see each of them when Shadow and Bone arrives on Netflix on April 23. In the meantime, learn a little bit more about all the major players in the cast.
Albert Brooks is back as a guest voice on “The Simpsons” this Sunday for the first time in six years, and Variety has a sneak peek at his latest role on animated series. In “Yokel Hero,” Cletus (Hank Azaria) becomes a singing sensation, with the help of Homer (Dan Castellaneta). Then Cletus turns on his […]
The model and cookbook author, 35, threw a Hooters birthday bash for her stylist Alana Van Deraa — and got into the party spirit by donning the restaurant chain's signature tank and orange short-shorts.
Liverpool's defensive problems have once again worsened ahead of the visit of Fulham with Ozan Kabak the latest to sustain an injury. The defender, on loan from Schalke, as the champions fell to a fifth consecutive home defeat - a 1-0 reverse to Chelsea - but reported an issue afterwards which now makes him a doubt for the weekend. "Ozan had, after the game, a little problem," Jurgen Klopp told reporters.
The maniacal, red-headed Chucky doll is slashing his way to the small screen, but what’s equally terrifying: So is Tiffany. Jennifer Tilly is set to reprise her Child’s Play franchise role as Tiffany Valentine in Syfy’s upcoming series adaptation, our sister site Deadline reports. Chucky — which was ordered straight-to-series last year, with original voice […]
A United Airlines Boeing 777 plane with a Pratt & Whitney engine that failed on Feb. 20 had flown fewer than half the flights allowed by U.S. regulators between fan blade inspections, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) confirmed on Friday. The Boeing Co 777 plane had flown 2,979 cycles before its last inspection in 2016. At the time of the incident, checks were required every 6,500 cycles mandated after a separate United engine failure in 2018.
Robert Ascroft/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty ImagesPatrick J. Adams, Meghan Markle’s co-star in the TV show Suits, has condemned the royal family as “obscene,” and the “racist, slanderous vitriol” of the media in a powerful series of tweets. Adams’ passionate defense of Meghan came after it was announced that Buckingham Palace had begun an investigation into bullying allegations made against the Duchess by former Palace staff, just days before the broadcast of Meghan’s much-hyped interview with Oprah Winfrey on CBS this Sunday night. In a statement, Meghan said the allegations were part of a “calculated smear campaign.”Meghan Markle Dismisses Bullying Allegations as Pre-Oprah ‘Calculated Smear Campaign’Adams said that it was “OBSCENE that the Royal Family, whose newest member is currently GROWING INSIDE OF HER, is promoting and amplifying accusations of ‘bullying’ against a woman who herself was basically forced to flee the UK in order protect her family and her own mental health.“IMO, this newest chapter and its timing is just another stunning example of the shamelessness of an institution that has outlived its relevance, is way overdrawn on credibility and apparently bankrupt of decency.“Find someone else to admonish, berate and torment. My friend Meghan is way out of your league.”Adams added: “It sickened me to read the endless racist, slanderous, clickbaiting vitriol spewed in her direction from all manner of media across the UK and the world but I also knew that Meghan was stronger than people realized or understood and they would regret underestimating her.”Meghan “was an enthusiastic, kind, cooperative, giving, joyful and supportive member of our television family,” Adams said. “She remained that person and colleague as fame, prestige and power accrued.” He had watched this “powerful woman with a deep sense of morality and a fierce work ethic” navigate her life in recent years, “in astonishment.”Adams was not alone in professing his devotion, as Meghan’s friends took to social media, highlighting what they see as Meghan’s sterling qualities as a friend and person. Producer and author Lindsay Roth said Meghan’s “M.O. has always been kindness; goodwill runs in her bones. I know this to be true after 22 years of very close friendship.” Her makeup artist Daniel Martin wrote: “Because she isn't self-centered, people can see the light in her. Because she does not boast of herself, she becomes a shining example. Because she does not glorify herself, she becomes a person of merit. Because she wants nothing from the world, the world cannot overcome her.”The glowing testaments of her friends are in sharp contrast to the allegations of Jason Knauf, Meghan and Harry’s former palace communications chief, who in an email obtained by The Times of London, said that Meghan had bullied former staff members, leaving some in tears, and forcing others from their jobs. Aides are reportedly “queuing up” to testify in the now-announced palace bullying investigation—which itself has drawn widespread criticism on social media, with many asking why there is not a similar investigation into Prince Andrew, who is yet to co-operate with the FBI over his friendship with disgraced dead pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.In an early clip of Sunday night’s documentary, filmed before the bullying allegations were made public, Meghan accused the palace of “perpetuating falsehoods” about her and husband Prince Harry.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.
Seven nations all poised to lose more than half of funding – as MPs denied vote on controversy