Trae Young (Atlanta Hawks) with a deep 3 vs the Miami Heat, 03/02/2021
Trae Young (Atlanta Hawks) with a deep 3 vs the Miami Heat, 03/02/2021
U.S. Representative Kevin Brady, one of the Republican Party's leading voices on tax policy in Congress, announced on Wednesday that he will retire from the House of Representatives when his current term ends in 2023. A chief architect of then-President Donald Trump's 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Brady told a business conference in his native Texas that he faces a six-year term limit as the top Republican on the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee.
Scientists are debating whether booster shots for COVID-19 vaccines should be the same as the original vaccines, or target variants.
Thousands of Indian small businesses will organise an event this week in protest at the business practices of foreign e-tailers like Amazon.com Inc, taking a dig at the U.S. group's summit with their own event. Starting Thursday, Amazon is organising a virtual summit in India named "Smbhav", which phonetically means "possible" in Hindi, to showcase opportunities offered by the U.S. firm to get small businesses to expand and sell online. Trader groups representing 600,000 sellers said in a statement they will at the same time launch a summit titled "Asmbhav", or "impossible", including an award ceremony to pin the blame on those who they think have hurt their businesses.
Anti-Doping accreditations for the Tokyo Olympics have been cut due to COVID-19 but the core management team in charge of delivering a drug-free Games will remain intact, the head of the International Testing Agency (ITA) told Reuters. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) will also be impacted by a 20% reduction in its International Observer (IO) team from the 2016 Rio Olympics. "The IOC understood very well you cannot joke around some of the key functions you need at the Games and luckily we were not that affected," ITA director general Ben Cohen said.
VANCOUVER — Longtime political organizer Mark Marissen has announced his bid for mayor of Vancouver.In messages posted Wednesday on social media, Marissen says he will run for Vancouver's top job in the next civic election set for October 2022.The biography accompanying the announcement says Marissen has advised political, business, labour and arts groups in B.C., and is the founder and owner of a Vancouver-based public affairs company. Marissen, also the ex-husband of former premier Christy Clark, says on social media that he is "building a new coalition to get Vancouver on the right track, for everyone."Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart, who ran as an Independent, has not said if he intends to seek re-election.The city's Non-Partisan Association announced earlier this month that it has nominated park board commissioner John Coupar as its mayoral candidate.This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 14, 2021. The Canadian Press
LONDON — Ireland's privacy regulator said Wednesday it has opened an investigation into Facebook after reports that data on more than 500 million of its users was found dumped online, in a suspected violation of strict European Union privacy rules. The Data Protection Commission said it decided to start investigating following “multiple international media reports" about the data dump. News reports earlier this month said the data was found on a website for hackers and contained information on 533 million users from more than 100 countries, including names, Facebook IDs, phone numbers, locations, birthdates and email addresses. The watchdog said it launched the investigation after it “engaged with Facebook Ireland" and raised questions about its compliance with privacy rules. The company responded, the Irish agency said, suggesting it wasn't satisfied with the answers. Facebook has downplayed the problem, saying it had been previously reported and fixed in 2019. The company said “malicious actors" didn't hack its systems but used automated software to scrape the data from Facebook's platform. Still, it's another example of the vast amount of information collected by Facebook and other social media sites, and the limits to how secure that information is. Facebook didn’t reply immediately to a request for comment. The Menlo Park, California-based company's European headquarters is located in Ireland, making that country's watchdog its lead privacy regulator for the European Union under a system known as “one-stop shop.” Irish regulators are already working on a dozen other investigations of Facebook and Instagram over suspected privacy breaches. The Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The Senate has approved President Joe Biden’s choice of Gary Gensler to head the Securities and Exchange Commission, signalling an emphasis on investor protection for the Wall Street watchdog agency after a deregulatory stretch during the Trump administration. The vote Wednesday was 53-45, mostly along party lines in the narrowly Democratic-controlled Senate, to confirm Gensler, an expert with experience as a strong markets regulator during the 2008-09 financial crisis. Gensler had a two-decade-long career as a Wall Street banker and later, as chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, he tightened oversight of the $400 trillion worldwide market for complex financial transactions that helped cause the Great Recession. Now a professor of economics and management at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, Gensler was an assistant Treasury secretary in the Clinton administration and later headed the CFTC during Barack Obama’s term. With nearly 20 years at Wall Street powerhouse Goldman Sachs, Gensler surprised many by being a tough regulator of big banks as CFTC chairman. He pushed for stricter regulations that big banks and financial firms had lobbied against and wasn’t afraid to take positions that clashed with the Obama administration. Gensler was chief financial officer for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign against Donald Trump and an economic adviser to Obama in his 2008 presidential bid. More recently, he was a leader and adviser of Biden’s transition team responsible for the Federal Reserve, banking issues and securities regulation. Jay Clayton, a former Wall Street lawyer who headed the SEC during the Trump administration, presided over a deregulatory push to soften rules affecting the financial markets, as Trump pledged when he took office. Rules under the Dodd-Frank law that tightened the reins on banks and Wall Street in the wake of the financial crisis and the Great Recession were loosened. Sen. Sherrod Brown, the Ohio Democrat who heads the Senate Banking Committee, called Gensler “an experienced public servant with a strong record of holding Wall Street accountable.” “Mr. Gensler will bring the SEC’s focus back to the people who make this country work, and push to ensure that markets are a way for families to save and invest for their kids’ education, for a down payment on a home, and for a secure retirement — not a game for hedge fund managers, where workers always lose,” Brown said on the Senate floor Tuesday. Gensler comes armed with receptiveness to new financial technologies and cryptocurrency. As a professor at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, he has focused research and teaching on public policy as well as digital currencies and blockchain, the global running ledgers of digital currency transactions. At his Senate confirmation hearing last month, Gensler said that if confirmed to the SEC post he would work to strengthen transparency and accountability in the markets. That will enable people “to invest with confidence and be protected from fraud and manipulation,” he said. “It means promoting efficiency and competition, so our markets operate with lower costs to companies and higher returns to investors. ... And above all, it means making sure our markets serve the needs of working families.” Democratic senators urged Gensler as chairman to work on requiring corporations to fully disclose their climate change risks and political spending. Several Republican senators used the hearing to argue against the imposition of new regulations in the financial markets, at the risk of stifling innovation and improperly expanding the government’s authority. Gensler also said the SEC should address how to protect investors who use online stock-trading platforms with flashy tech gimmicks that entice them to trade more. The roiling stock-trading drama involving GameStop shares earlier this year has spurred clamour for tighter regulation of Wall Street. The trading frenzy in shares of the struggling video-game retailer lifted their price 1,600% in January, though they later fell back to earth after days of wild price swings. Marcy Gordon, The Associated Press
NEW YORK — Walmart is moving more of its workers full time, with the goal of having two-thirds of its U.S. store hourly jobs be full time with more consistent work schedules by early next year. That’s up from 53% five years ago but still below the average of 71% for the retail and wholesale industry as a whole. With this move, announced Wednesday, the nation’s largest private employer says it will have 740,000 of its 1.2 million U.S. Walmart hourly store workers work full time by Jan. 31. That would mean it will have roughly 110,00 more full-time workers than it did five years ago. Walmart employs roughly 1.5 million workers in the U.S. including those at Sam’s Club, distribution centres and in corporate and managerial jobs. Drew Holler, Walmart's senior vice-president of U.S. people operations, told The Associated Press Wednesday that workers are demanding full-time jobs, which have better health and dental benefits. Holler also noted that full-time work offers the Bentonville, Arkansas-based retailer a competitive edge as it's able to retain and attract better employees in a fiercely competitive environment. The moves also come as the exploding pickup and delivery businesses are calling for more full-time jobs as Walmart's stores operate both as fulfilmentcentres and retail spaces. “We know offering more full-time opportunities along with skills training and equipping associates with tools to make work easier will help us continue to attract and retain top talent," Holler wrote in a corporate blog. Walmart's increasing focus on full-time jobs also comes as it's creating a team-based structure in its stores where groups of eight to 12 workers work together in an area of a store like toys or clothing and get cross-trained. Walmart considers any employee working 34 hours or more full time, although anyone working 30 hours a week or more is eligible for health coverage. With team scheduling, Walmart workers will have consistent 39 to 40-hour schedules, the retailer said. But Walmart’s strategy also is occurring as the discounter continues to get criticized by labour-backed groups for lagging behind key retailers like Target, Amazon and Costco in its minimum hourly wages across the board. Costco just raised its minimum hourly wage to $16, while the starting pay at Target and Amazon is $15 per hour. Walmart last raised its entry-level wages for U.S. hourly employees to $11 in early 2018, though it's been raising starting wages for certain jobs. Holler says Walmart is focusing more on creating clear pathways with better training so workers can move up the ladder. The approach toward full-time staffing also comes as online behemoth Amazon faced the biggest union push in its history. Walmart Inc. declined to comment on whether its efforts were a way to head off any similar efforts that might arise at the retailer. Holler said that the full-time staffing approach that has been successful in Walmart's distribution centres and fulfilmentcentres, where more than 80% of its workers are full-timers. Mark Mathews, vice-president of research development and industry analysis at the National Retail Federation, the nation's largest retail trade group, say that a decade ago there was a move among retailers toward part-time workers. In fact, 31% of retail and wholesale workers, excluding warehouse workers, were part time in 2010, according to his analysis of government figures. But in recent years, that number has been declining as the popularity of online shopping has lessened the need to staff workers at odd hours. In 2017, the percentage of part-time workers dropped to 27%, but then rose to 29% last year because of the pandemic. Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press
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JLab CEO, Management Team, Staff and Headquarters to Remain in Southern California JLab Brings On New Equity Partner With NKC; Purchased for $370M. San Diego, CA, April 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- JLab, after years of growth and documented innovation, has found a new equity owner to help take them even further. Tokyo-based 7744) (Noritsu Koki)">Noritsu Koki Co., Ltd. (TSE:7744) (Noritsu Koki) will provide JLab with additional resources to continue its forward progression, including product innovation and further retail expansion worldwide. Noritsu Koki has agreed to acquire JLab for $370 million from its previous private equity owner and the transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2021. JLab is the No. 1 True Wireless under $1001 and has received significant worldwide attention as of late due to its recent product innovations, as well as accolades stemming from new product releases at CES. As a part of this new equity ownership, JLab will continue to operate as an independent company under the JLab name, with its sales, marketing, product development, finance, support and operations teams remaining intact in its San Diego, California headquarters. Win Cramer will continue to hold the position of CEO for JLab and the management team will remain intact. "We're incredibly excited to have found a partner such as Noritsu Koki. They have a proven track record of being one of the best equity partners for growing brands. If you look at their previous investments, it's easy to see how their approach has helped brands continue to see success by providing the extra capital needed for expansion while at the same time allowing the brands to focus on the core competencies that brought them success in the first place," commented Cramer. About JLab JLab is a leading personal audio company and #1 accessible True Wireless brand in America. JLab was founded in 2005 with the mission to enhance an active lifestyle through incredible sound, inspired design and innovative technology without the rock star price. No matter your passion, JLab keeps you GOing with high-quality gear; inspired designs and world-class, hassle-free customer support. For more information visit www.jlab.com. 1 Source: The NPD Group, Inc., U.S. Retail Tracking Service, Stereo Headphones, Full Year 2020. Attachment Announcement_JLab-NKC CONTACT: Terra Teat JLab Audio 405-445-7219 email@example.com
Annapolis Junction, MD, April 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Colfax Corporation (NYSE: CFX), a leading diversified technology company, today announced that it will issue a press release providing financial results for the first quarter of 2021 on the morning of Thursday, April 29, 2021. The Company will hold a conference call to discuss these results beginning at 8:00 a.m. Eastern on that day, which will be open to the public by calling +1-877-303-7908 (U.S. callers) and +1-678-373-0875 (International callers) and referencing the conference ID number 1986324 and through webcast via Colfax’s website www.colfaxcorp.com under the “Investors” section. Colfax’s financial results press release and supplemental information referenced on the call, if any, for the first quarter of 2021 will be available under the “Investors” section of Colfax’s website prior to the conference call. A link to a replay of the call will also be available on the Colfax website later that day. About Colfax Corporation Colfax Corporation is a leading diversified technology company that provides orthopedic and fabrication technology products and services to customers around the world, principally under the DJO and ESAB brands. Colfax believes that its brands are among the most highly recognized in each of the markets that it serves. The Company uses its Colfax Business System (“CBS”), a comprehensive set of tools, processes and values, to create superior value for customers, shareholders and associates. Colfax’s common stock is traded on the NYSE under the ticker “CFX.” Additional information about Colfax is available at www.colfaxcorp.com. Investor Contact: Mike MacekVice President, FinanceColfax Corporation+1 (302) firstname.lastname@example.org
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Free agent defensive end Jadeveon Clowney signed a one-year, $10 million contract with the Cleveland Browns, who will pair him with All-Pro Myles Garrett to chase quarterbacks and maybe get them deeper in the playoffs. The Browns have spent this offseason upgrading their defense, with Clowney, a three-time Pro Bowler, as their signature move. The Browns, who made it to the second round of the postseason in 2020, will be Clowney's fourth team in four years.
Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - April 14, 2021) - The global injectable drug delivery market size is expected to reach USD 1,235.5 Billion in 2027 at a CAGR of 11.3% during the forecast period, according to a current analysis by Emergen Research. Increasing prevalence of chronic diseases, growing demand for biologics, and the advent of technologically advanced products are key factors expected to drive market revenue growth over the forecast period. Rising investment for ...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Louisville guard David Johnson will enter the NBA draft and forego his final two seasons of eligibility after being one of the Cardinals’ most productive players the past two years. The 6-foot-5 Louisville native averaged 12.6 points, 5.8 rebounds and 3.2 assists in 19 games as a sophomore and was an All-Atlantic Coast Conference honourable mention. Johnson was the Cardinals' No. 2 scorer but made a team-high 32 3-pointers on nearly 39% shooting from behind the arc. He had 17 points, seven rebounds and four assists in Louisville's 62-59 victory against rival Kentucky in December and shared Most Valuable Player honours with teammate Carlik Jones. Shoulder surgery sidelined Johnson for nearly four months entering his freshman year, but he averaged 6.3 points over 27 contests and was one of Louisville’s most effective players on both ends of the floor over the second half. He thanked family, teammates, coaches and the city for their support in a statement on Wednesday. Johnson added that it was his dream to play in the NBA “since I could remember, and now it’s time to take the next step to get there.” ___ More AP college basketball: https://apnews.com/hub/College-basketball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25 The Associated Press
LILLE, France — Canadian striker Jonathan David, injured in a Ligue 1 game April 3, returned to training with Lille on Wednesday. The 21-year-old from Ottawa was hurt after scoring in Lille's 1-0 win over defending French champion Paris Saint-Germain in a top-of-the-table clash. His club said at the time that David would be sidelined for several weeks after rupturing the lateral ligament in his right ankle. Lille announced his return to training in a social media post. The Canadian international has scored 10 goals this season for Lille. He has 11 goals in 12 appearances for Canada, whose next matches are World Cup qualifiers June 5 and 8 against Aruba and Suriname. This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 14, 2021 The Canadian Press
TRU Colors Brewery and Molson Coors announced a partnership that will help the brand’s growth and distribution of its first product by summer 2021.
MINNEAPOLIS — George Floyd died of a sudden heart rhythm problem due to his heart disease while being restrained by police, a retired forensic pathologist testified for the defence Wednesday at former Officer Derek Chauvin's murder trial, contradicting several experts who said Floyd succumbed to a lack of oxygen. Dr. David Fowler, a former chief medical examiner for the state of Maryland and now a member of a consulting firm, said the fentanyl and methamphetamine in Floyd's system, and possible carbon monoxide poisoning from auto exhaust, were contributing factors. He said Floyd's heart disease included high blood pressure and narrowing of the arteries. “All of those combined to cause Mr. Floyd’s death,” he said on the second day of the defence case. Chauvin attorney Eric Nelson is trying to prove that the 19-year Minneapolis police veteran did what he was trained to do and that Floyd died because of his illegal drug use and underlying health problems. Prosecutors say Floyd died because Chauvin’s knee was pressed against Floyd’s neck or neck area for 9 1/2 minutes as the 46-year-old Black man lay pinned to the pavement on his stomach last May, his hands cuffed behind his back. Nelson asked Fowler about Floyd’s narrowed arteries, enlarged heart, use of methamphetamine, the stress of the situation he was in, his high blood pressure and other factors. Fowler said all of them could have caused Floyd’s heart to work harder and led it to suddenly stop. Previous witnesses have noted that a sudden heart rhythm problem does not necessarily produce visible signs on autopsy but can be inferred from circumstances such as a victim suddenly clutching one's chest and collapsing. Nelson questioned Fowler extensively about carbon monoxide, which displaces oxygen in the bloodstream of people who breathe it in. Fowler said it could have contributed to oxygen depletion in Floyd, noting that he was facing the tailpipe end of a vehicle. But there is no way to know for sure because, he acknowledged, Floyd's blood was never tested for carbon monoxide. Nelson similarly tried to introduce another possible explanation on Tuesday when he raised questions about excited delirium, or what a witness described as a potentially lethal condition that can include agitation, incoherent speech and extraordinary strength. Several top Minneapolis police officials, including the police chief, have testified that Chauvin used excessive force and violated his training. And a number of medical experts called by prosecutors have said Floyd died from a lack of oxygen because the way he was restrained restricted his breathing. Fowler handled a case similar to Floyd’s in Maryland in 2018, when a 19-year-old Black man, Anton Black, died after three officers and a civilian pinned him for more than five minutes as they handcuffed him and shackled his legs. The family brought a federal lawsuit that included Fowler, whose autopsy found that the stress of the struggle probably contributed to Black’s death but found no evidence that restraint directly caused it. It also found no evidence of asphyxia. Chauvin, a 45-year-old white man, is on trial on charges of murder and manslaughter in Floyd’s death after his arrest on suspicion of passing a counterfeit $20 at a neighbourhood market. The video of his slow-motion death as he gasped that he couldn't breathe touched off worldwide protests, violence and a furious examination of racism and policing in the U.S. The defence hasn’t said whether Chauvin will take the stand. Testifying could open him up to devastating cross-examination, with prosecutors replaying the video and forcing Chauvin, one freeze-frame moment at a time, to explain why he kept pressing down on Floyd. But taking the stand could also give the jury the opportunity to see and hear any remorse or sympathy Chauvin might feel. He would be able to take off the COVID-19 mask that he has to wear while seated at the defence table. The only time Chauvin has been heard publicly defending himself was when the jury listened to body-camera footage from the scene. After an ambulance had taken Floyd away, Chauvin told a bystander: “We gotta control this guy ’cause he’s a sizable guy ... and it looks like he’s probably on something.” Earlier Wednesday, Judge Peter Cahill turned down a defence request to acquit Chauvin, rejecting claims that prosecutors failed to prove Chauvin’s actions killed Floyd. Requests for an acquittal are routinely made midway through a trial and are usually denied. The defence began its case on Tuesday with Nelson going straight to the question at the centre of the trial — whether Chauvin's actions were reasonable. Police officers are allowed certain latitude to use force. Legal experts say a key issue for the jury will be whether the officer's actions were reasonable in those specific circumstances. A use-of-force expert for the defence, Barry Brodd, testified Tuesday that Chauvin was justified in keeping Floyd pinned to the pavement, saying Floyd kept on struggling. Brodd, a former Santa Rosa, California, police officer, also said the bystanders yelling at police to get off Floyd complicated the situation for Chauvin and the others by causing them to wonder whether the crowd was becoming a threat, too. Brodd also appeared to endorse what prosecution witnesses have said is a common misconception: that if someone can talk, he or she can breathe. ___ Find AP’s full coverage of the death of George Floyd at: https://apnews.com/hub/death-of-george-floyd ___ Webber reported from Fenton, Michigan. Associated Press video journalist Angie Wang contributed from Atlanta. Amy Forliti, Steve Karnowski And Tammy Webber, The Associated Press