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    This multiple choice geography quiz is designed for children - but it promises to put even the brightest adult minds to the test.  The 25-question challenge, created by Terry Stein for US-based trivia website Playbuzz, is said to have been made with young minds in mind but is so difficult that just 3 per cent of adults are able to score full marks.   Featuring predominately questions about places in Europe, the creator said most people are unable to answer at least 22 questions correctly.  So, how many do you know? Scroll down to take the test and check your answers at the bottom.   The internet has been stumped by a Playbuzz quiz on the world's capital cities (file image)  RELATED...
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    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Belarusian Interior Ministry says one protester has died in clashes with police in the capital. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Is the Chainlink (LINK) leading the way? While the entire cryptocurrency market is picking up steam and many consider that we are entering a new bull run, some altcoins are showing exceptional performance, notably the LINK token of the Chainlink project. In terms of volume this weekend, the LINK achieved the feat of surpassing that of Bitcoin, and this on many platforms. Sure Binance in particular, for a few hours, the volume of the LINK exceeded the $ 500 million, placing it on top of Bitcoin. Note that this is twice the volume of theEther (ETH) over this period. For an ERC-20 token based on this blockchain, the feat is notable. This performance was also seen on Coinbase Pro...
    By BRENNA MCDERMOTT, Knoxville News-Sentinel KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Kanika White read a statistic in passing a few years ago that jarred her. She wanted to understand what was causing a 42% poverty rate among Black Knoxville residents. “Like with anything that is that huge and complex...the initial thought is (the issue is) too big for me,” White said. “I can’t do anything about it.” White wanted to do more. Today, she’s a board member for Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation (KCDC), and executive director of Knoxville Equity Partners, an organization that aims to facilitate economic development initiatives in East Knoxville and Mechanicsville. But the real estate agent wasn’t alone in trying to figure out how she could help address the...
    French president Emmanuel Macron has been accused of trying to reconquer Lebanon rather than help it in the wake of the devastating explosion at its capital which killed 150 people.  It comes as the country is expected to refuse humanitarian aid from Israel because the two neighbours are technically still at war.  Visiting explosion-ravaged Beirut this week, France's leader comforted distraught crowds, promised to rebuild the city and claimed that the blast pierced France's own heart.  'France will never let Lebanon go,' Macron said. 'The heart of the French people still beats to the pulse of Beirut.' His critics have denounced his sentiments as a neocolonialist foray seeking to restore sway over a troubled Middle Eastern land.   And critics online have dubbed...
    Capital One Financial Corp has been fined $80million by a top banking regulator for a 2019 hack that comprised the personal information of 106million credit card holders and applicants. The Federal Reserve Board announced Thursday a cease and desist order against Capital One, based in McLean, Virginia, for the 'significant data breach'. The Board also demanded the company enhance its risk-management program and related governance and controls around cybersecurity and information security. The hack took place when the bank transferred information-technology operations to the public cloud. It was one of the largest-ever data breaches of a big bank. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency said the bank failed to 'establish effective risk assessment processes' before the cloud transfer and...
    “I am getting 100 messages per minute, please be patient as I try to review them all. It may take hours but I swear to you I will post each and every one of them.” Lebanese are struggling to find survivors in the rubble, and Instagram is one of the forums they have turned to amid the chaos with collapsed and saturated hospitals, the threat of Covid-19 and the loss of the home of some 300,000 people. The government is investigating the causes of a 2,750-ton shipment of ammonium nitrate, a common industrial chemical, exploding at the port. “The difference between life and death” The slightest difference about where a person was at the time of the explosion – near...
    UFC: Dana White says that Abu Dhabi will be the new fight capital; will return in Sept. or Oct. By: Daniel Cunningham August 5, 2020 PrevPreviousOne New York Yankee Has Quietly Been Dominant ShareTweet0 SharesWhen UFC President Dana White started talking about Fight Island earlier this year, the fans imaginations ran wild. There were mockups of fights on the beach and fighters making the walk in the sand. When the UFC announced Fight Island, it was incredible to see what they had put in place. The protocols and the infrastructure was just incredible. Not to mention, the fights were pretty good which kicked off with UFC 251. White appeared on TMZ...
    Beirut, Lebanon (CNN)Photojournalist Bilal Jawich was at home on the outskirts of Beirut when an explosion, which has left at least 100 dead and thousands injured, rocked the Lebanese capital."I followed the smoke until I reached the port of Beirut," he told CNN Arabic, explaining that "professional intuition" took him to Al Roum hospital, in the Ashrafieh district. The area has been left devastated by the blast. What he saw there was remarkable. "I was amazed when I saw the nurse holding three newborns," Jawich said. "I noticed the nurse's calm, which contrasted the surrounding atmosphere just one meter away." Several dead and injured people lay nearby, he said. Read more on this story Live updates: Beirut explosion rocks...
    Lebanese authorities were repeatedly warned about the danger of the ammonium nitrate stored at the Beirut port for six years.  Director General of Lebanese Customs Badri Daher said the country's judiciary was told repeatedly about 2,750 tons of the hazardous chemical stored in a warehouse in the Lebanese capital.  Customs officials are understood to have asked authorities to move the dangerous substance from Hangar 12 due to the danger they believe it posed to the city, but were never given permission.   'We requested that it be re-exported but that did not happen. We leave it to the experts and those concerned to determine why,' Daher said. Another source close to a port employee said a team that inspected the ammonium...
    BEIRUT has been rocked by a mammoth explosion with thick smoke rising from the Lebanese capital, say witnesses and local media. Buildings near the port have reportedly been damaged in the blast. 2Smoke could be seen rising above the cityCredit: AFP or licensors 2The aftermath of today's blastCredit: Reuters More to follow... For the latest news on this story keep checking back at Sun Online. Thesun.co.uk is your go to destination for the best celebrity news, football news, real-life stories, jaw-dropping pictures and must-see video. Download our fantastic, new and improved free App for the best ever Sun Online experience. For iPhone click here, for Android click here.  Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thesun and follow us from our main...
    DWAYNE 'THE ROCK' JOHNSON has bought the XFL from Vince McMahon in an £11.5million deal. The WWE chief owned the American football league which he relaunched this year but went into financial chaos amid the coronavirus pandemic. 3Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson joined forces with his ex-wife Dany Garcia and Redfirm Capital to buy the XFL for £11.5m Credit: Getty Images - Getty It was first set up in 2001 but folded after just one year and then McMahon reportedly injected £153m to get it going again in 2020. However, after just five weeks of the new season, the XFL was in ruin and McMahon filed for bankruptcy in April. But with the league set to go for auction, Johnson...
    “Ballers” became real life on Monday as Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson bought the XFL, according to Sportico. The former WWE superstar, who played Spencer Strasmore, a financial manager for NFL players on the popular HBO show, teamed up with Gerry Cardinale’s private equity investment firm RedBird Capital to buy the league for $15 million. From Sportico: “Johnson, an actor and producer who played college football at the University of Miami, teamed up with Gerry Cardinale’s RedBird Capital to buy the league just hours before a planned auction was scheduled to begin. They paid $15 million, splitting it evenly. Johnson’s business partner, Dany Garcia, who is also his ex-wife, will be an equal stakeholder with him.” MORE: Adam Cole breaks mic, drops multiple F-bombs during interview...
    ARLINGTON (CBSDFW.COM/CBSSPORTS.COM) – The pandemic cut the league’s season short and there was a bankruptcy filing in April, but the XFL will live on, thanks to another WWE legend taking the majority stake in the football league — but this time it’s not Vince McMahon. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, RedBird Capital and Dany Garcia teamed up to purchase the XFL for approximately $15 million just hours before the league was set for auction. RedBird Capital is an investment firm that focuses on providing flexible and long-term capital to help entrepreneurs grow their businesses, and the XFL will be its latest challenge. Garcia, Johnson’s business partner and ex-wife, will also be a stakeholder in the league. The transaction is subject to...
    Daily Caller White House correspondent Christian Datoc sits down with Wall Street guru and CEO of Farvahar Partners Omeed Malik for a new episode of “WALL STREET MEETS WASHINGTON.” It’s the only show that breaks down the Beltway’s economic updates for both financial VIPs and everyday Americans looking for market tips. August 1 has come and gone, and the White House and Congress aren’t any closer to reaching a deal on another coronavirus stimulus. Datoc and Malik put the failures of President Donald Trump and Hill leaders on full display at the top of the show. Still, compared to the political theater on display at the highly anticipated Big Tech hearing, the negotiations looked almost peachy. (RELATED: White House Officials,...
    Five men were shot during three separate shootings across London, and in the early hours of Sunday, four men were stabbed during what is believed was a street brawl in High Holborn. In just seven hours between Friday night and Saturday, there were three shootings across London, with gunfire sounding out in Hackney, Croydon, and in Brixton, which reportedly featured a submachine gun. The violence began in Brixton on Friday night, shortly before 7 pm, when armed police were called to the scene of the shooting, but found no victims within the vicinity. “Officers, including firearms officers, attended and found damage to two parked vehicles,” the Metropolitan Police Service said per the Daily Mail. “There was no trace of any victims....
    London, Jul 31 (EFE) .- The CEO of IAG, Willie Walsh, declined this Friday to specify how the announced purchase of Air Europa by Iberia would be financed if it finally goes ahead, although he stressed that it would not be with the funds from the expansion of capital communicated this Friday. In a conference call with the press, Walsh, who plans to leave office after the shareholders’ meeting on September 8, said that “negotiations are still in progress with Air Europa for the acquisition, so no agreement has yet been reached. formal”. “If an agreement is reached, it is important to point out that we are obliged to follow a formal regulatory process; that is, that there are still...
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — For more than 150 years, Virginia’s capital city greeted visitors with a landscape steeped in Confederate heritage and dotted with its relics, including a collection of enormous statues to rebel fighters. Tucked away, or in many cases buried, was evidence of Richmond’s pivotal role in the lucrative domestic slave trade. Hundreds of thousands of men, women and children were jailed, bought and sold in the city, and shipped across the South in the decades preceding the Civil War. A push to rethink that historical landscape is underway as Richmond, like other cities across the United States, grapples with how to tell a more complete version of its past and the history of Black lives. Confederate statues...
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — For more than 150 years, Virginia’s capital city greeted visitors with a landscape steeped in Confederate heritage and dotted with its relics, including a collection of enormous statues to rebel fighters. Tucked away, or in many cases buried, was evidence of Richmond’s pivotal role in the lucrative domestic slave trade. Hundreds of thousands of men, women and children were jailed, bought and sold in the city, and shipped across the South in the decades preceding the Civil War. A push to rethink that historical landscape is underway as Richmond, like other cities across the United States, grapples with how to tell a more complete version of its past and the history of Black lives. Confederate...
    By SARAH RANKIN, Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — For more than 150 years, Virginia's capital city greeted visitors with a landscape steeped in Confederate heritage and dotted with its relics, including a collection of enormous statues to rebel fighters. Tucked away, or in many cases buried, was evidence of Richmond's pivotal role in the lucrative domestic slave trade. Hundreds of thousands of men, women and children were jailed, bought and sold in the city, and shipped across the South in the decades preceding the Civil War. A push to rethink that historical landscape is underway as Richmond, like other cities across the United States, grapples with how to tell a more complete version of its past and the history...
    James Marape, the Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea, ordered this Monday, July 27 the containment of the capital, Port Moresby. From 11 to 61 cases in a few days! The Prime Minister of the Papua New Guinea said 23 new cases had been recorded in the past 24 hours. James marape insisted that without drastic measures these “numbers would get out of hand.” The Papua New Guinea, archipelago north ofAustralia, had only 11 confirmed cases until last week, but now has 61. And that number continues to rise. “Based on current figures, we can expect the number of cases to double every two or three days,” the prime minister continued in comments reported by the French press. > On...
    Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bower has unveiled a list of 27 states deemed “high-risk areas” -- meaning those traveling from them must self-quarantine for 14 days if arriving in the nation's capital. As part of the District's effort to contain the coronavirus pandemic, the quarantine requirement was officially announced via an order from Bowser on Friday that did not specify which states were affected. It defined “high-risk areas” as “locations where the [seven-day] moving average daily new COVID-19 case rate is ... 10 or more per ... 100,000 persons.” Maryland and Virginia are exempt from the order. NATIONAL ZOO TO REOPEN, AND MOST GUESTS WILL NEED TO WEAR MASKS TO PROTECT AGAINST CORONAVIRUS See the list here: Additionally, Bowser is encouraging residents to...
    San Juan, Jul 24 (EFE) .- Residents of Old San Juan came this Friday to do the molecular test of COVID-19 that the Municipality of San Juan offered free of charge due to the upturn in cases in the capital, where there are more than 781 infections . “Why Old San Juan? Because it is the community most visited by tourists and visitors from all over San Juan,” explained Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz, who is also a pre-candidate for the Island’s Governance. In all of Puerto Rico, which is territory and a Commonwealth of the United States, there are 4,794 confirmed cases and 9,173 probable infections. In addition there are 90 confirmed and 101 probable deaths. According to Cruz, the...
    No vanity projects. That’s the mantra from Melissa Bradley on how the startup and venture realms can get serious about diversity and racial inclusion. It stems from Bradley’s many years working to build an inclusive startup ecosystem as a managing partner at 1863 Ventures, co-founder and managing partner of Sidecar Social Finance, and former managing director of Project 500. Today, she stands among the few who had begun the protracted work of diversifying the flow of venture capital long before nationwide protesters called for racial equity in the wake of George Floyd’s death. Fundamental to that national conversation has been the lopsided access to capital that’s leaned toward white male entrepreneurs, sidelining women and founders of color. Now, many say,...
    Nearly a quarter of Delhi's population has been infected with coronavirus, according to antibody tests which suggest that millions of cases have gone undetected.  India's capital territory has officially recorded 126,000 cases, making it one of the world's worst-hit capitals - with a higher infection rate than London or Rome despite Britain and Italy being harder-hit overall.  However, the true figure could be as high as 6.5million after Indian disease experts tested more than 20,000 people across Delhi - a region of 29million people - and found that 23.4 per cent of them had developed antibodies against Covid-19.     Experts say the proportion of people infected could be even higher in slum areas where social distancing is near-impossible.   Delhi, in...
    Latin America, specifically in the Chilean city of Temuco, located 680 kilometers (423 miles) south of the capital Santiago. “data-reactid =” 12 “> It is not in Beijing or New Delhi, but in Latin America. The most polluted air in the world is in Latin America , specifically in the Chilean city of Temuco, located 680 kilometers (423 miles) south of the capital, Santiago. Bloomberg green. “data-reactid =” 13 “> Unlike Asian megacities, with populations almost 100 times higher, traffic and manufacturing activity 24 hours a day, pollution in Temuco does not originate from industrial activity, but from poverty Bloomberg Green said. The situation worsens between June and August, during the harshest time of winter in the southern hemisphere, when...
    Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines after the bell:  Snap — The social media company's stock fell 5% in extended trading after itreleased its second-quarter financial results. The company reported a loss of 9 cents per share, in line with Refinitiv analysts' estimate, and revenues of $454 million, compared to analysts' estimate of $439.1 million. Snap's net loss also grew nearly 28% to $326 million from $255 million last year.  Capital One — Shares of Capital One fell 4% in after hours upon releasing second quarter financial results. Capitol One reported a net loss of $1.61 per share excluding some items. The company's total net revenue decreased 10% to $6.6 billion. United Airlines — Shares of United Airlines...
    Ten years after the enactment of the financial reform law known as Dodd-Frank, supporters say that its greatest achievement is in protecting the banking system from the disastrous effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Without the reforms, "this crisis we are going through now would have been far worse,” said Chris Dodd, a former Connecticut senator and one of the original authors of the bill. The law, passed by Democrats and signed by Barack Obama as a response to the 2008 financial crisis, established a host of new safeguards for banks and new powers for regulators. "You get down that long list of the provisions in the bill, I think we are in a far better place,” Dodd said...
    Daily Caller White House correspondent Christian Datoc sits down with Wall Street guru and CEO of Farvahar Partners Omeed Malik every Friday for a new episode of “WALL STREET MEETS WASHINGTON.” It’s the only show that breaks down the beltway’s economic updates for both financial VIPs and everyday Americans looking for market tips. Whether you’re a fan of his politics or not, it’s clear that President Donald Trump’s administration made serious mistakes with how they handled the coronavirus pandemic. It’s not too late for Trump to salvage the situation ahead of the 2020 election in November, but he’s going to need a major boost from the new working class. (RELATED: ‘Find Something New’ — White House Partners With Apple, IBM...
    ESSEX – ESSEX (CBS) – Referred to by some as “America’s Antique Capital,” Essex, Massachusetts is a playground for antique collectors, dealers, and decorators, with dozens of shops located within just a mile of each other. But knowing where to look and what to look for can be overwhelming. Renowned designer Kathy Marshall joins Host Rachel Holt to teach her the time-honored art of antiquing, offering up some valuable tips and advice for finding the perfect piece.
    Quito, Jul 19 (EFE) .- Ecuador reached 74,013 infections and 5,313 deaths this Sunday due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which broke out in the country since February 29, when the first case was detected, reported this Sunday. the Emergency Operations Committee (COE). In addition, official statistics indicate that there are 3,379 deaths likely due to the coronavirus, an item that corresponds to people who died with symptoms associated with the pandemic, but for whom there is no confirmation on the causes of death. According to the figures released by the COE, in the last 24 hours the number of infections has increased by 631 and by 31 the number of deaths confirmed for COVID-19. By provinces, Pichincha, whose capital is...
    Bogotá, Jul 18 (EFE) .- Colombia passed this Saturday the 190,000 cases of COVID-19 and the 6,500 deaths due to the pandemic, as reported by the Ministry of Health after adding 8,560 infected and 228 deaths on this day. The figures are slightly lower than those revealed by health authorities on Friday, which reached a double record in infections and deaths. With the data of this Saturday, Colombia reached 190,700 positive cases for COVID-19, of which 97,958 are still active (51.3% of the total), and 6,516 deaths (3.41%) due to the pandemic that plagues to the world. The highest number of infections this Saturday was registered in the Atlántico department, which had 2,152, of which 1,527 correspond to Barranquilla, the...
    Abraham Bonowitz of Columbus, Ohio, joins fellow members of the Abolitionist Action Committee during an annual protest and hunger strike against the death penalty outside the U.S. Supreme Court July 01, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) The federal government is now executing convicted murders after a 17-year hiatus. Since 1950, there have been 26 federal executions. In the last week there were three. Dustin Lee Honken, Daniel Lee, and Wesley Purkey, all of whom were federal prisoners in Terre Haute, Indiana, were executed by legal injection of a sedative and sleep-inducing drug derived from barbituric acid. While state executions are much more common and have been ongoing for years, federal executions have not taken place...
    Gijón, Jul 16 (EFE) .- The President of Aragon, Javier Lambán, has admitted this Thursday that the epidemiological situation of his autonomous community is “disturbing” because the contagion by COVID-19 is taking place “at an undesirable speed” . Speaking to journalists in Gijón, where he has attended a tribute to former Asturian President Javier Fernández, he has said that he is “concerned” about the rebound but has expressed his determination to do “everything possible to stop it.” Lambán has made these statements after the Government of Aragon has appealed this Thursday to the responsibility of those from Zaragoza to ask them “from now on” not to leave the city or its area of ​​influence due to the significant increase in...
    Taiwan has released new procedures for carrying out capital punishment - including preventing the condemned from seeing their executioner - but rights activists said today the move merely whitewashes a barbaric practice. The island has carried out 35 executions since a moratorium on capital punishment was lifted in 2010 - with the last being in April of a 53-year-old man convicted of killing his parents. In Taiwan, the death penalty is carried out by gunshot. Media reports say the condemned are first given a powerful sedative before being laid face-down and shot in the heart through the back. Taiwan will allow those condemned today the 'humane' benefit of being hooded so they don't have to see their executioner, human rights...
    On July 1st, a group of venture capitalists and well-known tech elites logged on to the invite-only social platform Clubhouse to discuss a pressing issue in Silicon Valley: journalists canceling CEOs. “When it comes to our industry, specifically how the tech industry is covered, there’s a really, really toxic dynamic that exists right now,” said Nait Jones, a venture capitalist at Andreessen Horowitz. While some harsh tech coverage was warranted, he said, “there has been kind of an influx of takedowns.” At another point in the discussion, multiple sources tell The News Brig that Figs co-founder and co-CEO Trina Spear said she didn’t understand what gave the reporters the right to investigate private companies. Instead, she suggested the “markets”...
    MANILA (Reuters) - Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte is enforcing partial coronavirus restrictions in the capital for another two weeks, and warned that stricter curbs would be reinstated if the rise in new cases and deaths does not slow down. The Philippines this week recorded Southeast Asia's biggest daily jump in coronavirus deaths and saw hospital occupancy grow sharply, after a tripling of infections since a tough lockdown was eased on June 1 to allow more movement and commerce. "It was clear during our discussion that if the spread of the virus in Manila will not slow, it is possible that stricter quarantine measures would be reimposed after two weeks," presidential spokesman Harry Roque said late on Wednesday. Confirmed cases in...
    Five NFL defenders next in line to land massive contracts How to Discipline Kids Who Don’t Respond to Punishment Major banks are hauling in ‘big fees’ from debt and equity underwriting during the coronavirus crisis IN ONE CHART © Getty Images The Federal Reserve. Getty Images Cash might be king during a crisis. But for top investment banks helping the Federal Reserve do “whatever it takes” to keep credit flowing during the pandemic, the ace in the hole has been capital markets fees. Load Error Take JPMorgan, Chase & Co. (JPM) which recorded a chart-busting $33.8 billion of revenue for the second-quarter on Tuesday, despite the coronavirus recession, and a 54% jump in investment banking fees from a...
    Madrid, Jul 14 (EFE) .- The delegate of the Culture, Tourism and Sports Area, Andrea Levy, announced on Tuesday that the facilities of the Venta del Batán will house the Madrid Bullfighting School, through a collaboration protocol between the Community of Madrid and the City Council of the capital to be signed “in the coming days”. This has been stated by Levy in the Committee on Culture, Tourism and Sport, where he has advanced that the agreement will include the recovery of the bullfighting awards of the San Isidro Fair, the promotion of bullfighting “as cultural heritage” and the institutional presence of the City Council of Madrid in the Las Ventas bullring and in bullfighting-related events. Levy, who regretted that...
    Buenos Aires, Jul 13 (EFE) .- The capital of Argentina and the metropolitan area of ​​the province of Buenos Aires, the main focus of community transmission of coronavirus in the country, has registered a slowdown in the increase in new infections since two weeks ago, they reported. this Monday health authorities. The improvement was reported at a time when the Executive is analyzing whether to continue with the strict quarantine that was reinstated on July 1 in the metropolitan area of ​​Buenos Aires (AMBA), which brings together the capital and the towns of the urban cordon that surrounds it, until July 17 or if it enables a further relaxation of restrictions after that date. Argentina has already reached 100,166 people...
    The CFD traders are so busy with the profit potential that they hardly have time to focus on their performance. They are always looking to execute the trades so that they can earn more. But following such an approach always leads to losing trades. To stay safe and learn the art of trading, you have to avoid the common mistakes made in trading. If you ask a trader about the most common mistakes in trading, he will not be able to answer. But ask a pro trader in Singapore and you will get a lecture on the topic. So, you can understand the importance of knowing the common mistakes at trading. Let’s learn them from scratch. Not having enough knowledge...
    Madrid, Jul 9 (EFE) .- The drop in the creation of companies moderated in May to 55.9% in interannual terms, with 3,788 new constitutions, after the minimum of the historical series marked in April with 2,311 new companies and a annual drop of 73.4%. According to data published this Thursday by the National Statistics Institute (INE), in a month marked by the start of the de-escalation of the containment measures, the 3,788 new companies created represent an increase of 63.9% compared to April . The number of companies dissolved in May fell 70.5% year-on-year, somewhat less than in April (75.1%), with a total of 481 companies disappeared, the lowest figure since August 2003, although 20% higher than the previous month...
    (CNN)Right now, the US is experiencing a long-overdue reckoning on race. Led by young Black women and men, Americans have taken to the streets to protest the unlawful killings of Black people by the police, push for transformational police reform and demand structural change to end oppressive policies. Yet, as we've seen, people protesting police violence in our nation's capital have been met by violence. President Donald Trump engaged in an egregious military-style crackdown in early June by deploying federal troops and law enforcement officers, humvees and helicopters, in the streets of Washington DC.Hakeem JeffriesSabeel RahmanMake no mistake -- this use of force was also an aggressive affront to the hundreds of thousands of Black Washingtonians who have no representation...
    New Hampshire drought management team to convene Best Shows to Stream Based on Your Zodiac Sign The coronavirus has given investors a ‘once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,’ says hedge-fund billionaire KEY WORDS © iStockphoto Money to be made? ‘I know you’re not supposed to say this, but it’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. You’re not going to see this again: Where you’ve actually got an economy that’s fine, and you’ve got a Fed pumping trillions of dollars in.’ — That’s Marc Lasry, hedge-fund manager and billionaire co-owner of the Milwaukee Bucks, explaining his stance on the investment landscape in a chat Wednesday on Yahoo Finance. Load Error While stocks should also fare well in the scenario he described, Lasry said it’s debt investors...
    Q&A: WWE’s Paul Levesque talks NXT’s ‘Great American Bash,’ response to COVID-19 and #SpeakingOut movement As a Black Fashion Editor, My Loyalty to Brands Is Dwindling BlueCity raised $85 million as IPO prices in the middle of expected range MARKET PULSE BlueCity Holdings Ltd. (blct) said Wednesday it raised $84.8 million as the China-based online LGBTQ community's initial public offering priced at $16 per American depositary receipt. That was in the middle of the previously provided expected pricing range of $15 to $17 per ADS. The shares are expected to begin trading Wednesday on the Nasdaq Global Market under the ticker symbol "BLCT." If the underwriters of the offering exercise all the options granted to buy additional shares to...
    New York — García Harfuch assured that “in a few days” he will return to work “with the utmost determination to continue building the best police MEXICO – The Secretary of Security of the City of Mexico, Omar García Harfuch, announced that he was discharged from the hospital where he was being treated, after suffering an attack against him on June 26, in the streets of the Mexican capital. Through their social networks, García Harfuch thanked the samples of support he has received. “I was discharged from the hospital, I deeply appreciate the solidarity and support received,” said the official in a message on his Twitter account. I was released from the hospital, I deeply appreciate the expressions of...
    The curfew introduced by the Kosovo authorities last March was lifted in early June. The measure will come into force in the capital Pristina and three other cities in the country in the face of a resurgence of cases of the new coronavirus. Assessment of the epidemic in Kosovo The Kosovar government announced Monday (July 6th) the reintroduction of a curfew in the capital Pristina and three other cities in the country. This measure was taken in order to deal with a resurgence of cases of Covid-19 in the country. As in the rest of the Balkans, the Kosovo has seen an increase in the number of people infected and victims of coronavirus in recent weeks. As of today, 75...
    By The Associated Press NEW DELHI — India has overtaken Russia to become the third worst-affected nation by the coronavirus after reporting 24,248 new cases Monday. India has now confirmed 697,413 cases, including 19,693 deaths. Russia has 680,283 cases. The U.S. has had the most cases, with nearly 2.9 million. Brazil is second, with over 1.6 million. Indian authorities late Sunday withdrew a planned reopening of the famed Taj Mahal monument after new cases were detected in the area. India’s Culture Ministry had decided to reopen all monuments across the country on Monday after more than three months with a cap on the number of visitors and mandatory wearing of face masks. After a strict nationwide lockdown, India has eased...
    NEW DELHI — India has overtaken Russia to become the third worst-affected nation by the coronavirus after reporting 24,248 new cases Monday. India has now confirmed 697,413 cases, including 19,693 deaths. Russia has 680,283 cases. The U.S. has had the most cases, with nearly 2.9 million. Brazil is second, with over 1.6 million. Indian authorities late Sunday withdrew a planned reopening of the famed Taj Mahal monument after new cases were detected in the area. India’s Culture Ministry had decided to reopen all monuments across the country on Monday after more than three months with a cap on the number of visitors and mandatory wearing of face masks. After a strict nationwide lockdown, India has eased restrictions in most of...
    TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike says she has secured her second term as head of the Japanese capital. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Telefónica has disclosed this Friday whether its shareholders have preferred to collect the dividend in the operator’s securities. The majority, 63% have opted for this option, below market estimates a few weeks ago, which were aimed at achieving a support of at least 70%. The company has explained to the National Securities Market Commission (CNMV) that this July 1, the trading period of the free allotment rights corresponding to the first capital increase charged to reserves relating to shareholder remuneration through ‘scrip dividend’ (Telefónica Dividendo Flexible) has ended. The result: shareholders holding 36.99% of the free allotment rights have accepted the purchase of rights assumed by Telefónica, as indicated by the company. Thus “the gross amount paid by Telefónica for...
    Breaking News — rural tourism will be the protagonist this summer. Spain has thousands of charming towns in all areas of the country, but this year the role is taken by Potes, in Cantabria. & nbsp; “data-reactid =” 26 “> Rural tourism will be the protagonist this summer. Spain has thousands of charming towns in all areas of the country, but this year the role is taken by Potes, in Cantabria. Capital of Rural Tourism 2020 which grants the portal Rural Getaway. Potes has imposed itself in front of nine other towns among which were Colombres (Asturias) or Artenara (Gran Canaria). “Data-reactid =” 27 “> This small town in the Liébana region has risen with the recognition of...
    Breaking News — Athens, Jul 3 . .- With an investment planned for around 8,000 million euros, the works of what will be the largest urban development in the Mediterranean began today on the grounds of the old Athens airport, after years of political obstacles and bureaucratic. This project, located in front of the sea and located between some of the most select residential neighborhoods of the capital, will have an area of ​​about 620 hectares (about 1,000 soccer fields), will generate about 80,000 jobs and will be developed by the Greek developer Lamda Development. Shopping centers, sports facilities, restaurants, a casino, marinas, some 5,000 luxury homes and a huge park the size of Hyde Park in London, will...
    Breaking News — Frankfurt (Germany), Jul 3 . .- Mercedes-Benz, a car manufacturer owned by Daimler, will enter the capital of the Chinese battery cell manufacturer Farasis Energy with a 3% stake and form a strategic collaboration. Mercedes-Benz reported on Friday that with this collaboration, which must still be approved by regulatory authorities, it is taking another step to achieve the transformation to mobility without CO2 emissions. The star brand and Farasis will deploy and industrialize highly developed cell technologies at lower costs. The contract ensures Mercedes-Benz the safe supply of batteries for its electric offensive, while Farasis is confident in planning its battery production capabilities. In order to meet the needs of German Mercedes-Benz factories in the future,...
    The pressure for Dan Snyder to change the name of the team he owns is reaching a crescendo. According to AdWeek, investors worth over $620 billion sent letters to Nike, Pepsi and FedEx calling for the end of their respective sponsorships of the Washington NFL team. In a letter addressed to Nike, investors commended the brand’s desire to address social change, but condemned its stance in selling uniforms and apparel with the team name. Calls for change have been able to be heard in the past, including several lawsuits demanding the organization change its name. But in the NFL, money talks, and given the current racially charged climate and social unrest around the country, maybe the message will get through to...
    Would someone, anyone, explain to me the rationale for cutting capital gains taxes as a means to stimulate the Main Street economy? Former White House Chief of Staff and Budget Director, Mick Mulvaney, once known as a fiscal hawk, reiterated his support on CNBC Wednesday, for a cut in capital gains taxes. Capital gains are already taxed at preferential rates for investments held for longer than one year. The current cap gains rate is 20%. But, with the retention of the so-called net investment income tax, the total federal capital gains tax could reach 23.8%. In some cases, the sale of art, vintage cars or other more exotic assets, cap gains taxes reach 28%, but all long-term capital gains are...
    Raising venture capital is the hottest thing since sliced bread. Nowadays, more of the talk has been on the founder who has raised millions of dollars in venture capital, and less talk on the founder who has earned millions of dollars in revenue. While both are accomplishments, solely focusing on raising venture capital to be the determination on whether or not your business succeeds is the wrong approach. Credit: Giphy If you’re needing startup capital for your business, there are several ways you can accomplish this outside of giving equity away through raising money. One founder who has successfully done this is Kike Oniwinde of the BYP Network. The BYP Network, also known as the ‘Black LinkedIn’, empowers Black professionals around the world to connect with...
    Throughout the 2020 election campaign, members of the Far Left have branded Joe Biden “the ultimate centrist Democrat” and even “an imperial corporatist wrapped in the bloody flag of Charlottesville.” Jill Filipovic, writing in the Guardian, labeled him a “mediocre white guy” with “no vision other than a backward-looking one.” Anybody who takes even a passing glance at Biden’s proposals can see that these portrayals are wrong. On every major issue, Biden, the party’s presumptive nominee for president, has proposed deep, radical reforms to aid the most vulnerable Americans. Consider his tax proposals. In line with general Democratic demands, he would raise the corporate profits tax, eliminate deductions for high-income earners, repeal most of the Trump tax cuts and increase...
    (Bloomberg Opinion) — The emerging narrative of China’s rise in the Middle East as a counter to American power and influence rests on the skewed portrayal of a few very large investments, mainly involving state entities, and a few large contracts to build infrastructure—mostly centered in the states of the Gulf Cooperation Council. In a public-relations success most Middle Eastern leaders would envy, Beijing has claimed the mantle of a great power in the region without a commitment to wider economic development or security. The GCC, meanwhile, has been looking eastward, seeing in China a promising export destination for hydrocarbons, and a middle-class consumer base for a full cycle of energy-based products, from plastics to refined liquids. (This is also...
    TIMBUKTU, Mali (AP) — Harandane Toure started taking malaria pills when he first spiked a fever but as the days passed his illness only worsened. Doctors ultimately told him he was among the hundreds now infected with the coronavirus in this town long fabled for being inaccessible from the rest of the world. There are no commercial flights to Timbuktu, whose remote location in the Sahara Desert has long made the town’s name synonymous with the ends of the Earth. Health officials say the global pandemic has managed to reach here all the same. Already there are more than 500 cases including at least nine deaths, making it Mali’s largest outbreak outside the capital. At the local hospital, a cluster...
    By BABA AHMED, Associated Press TIMBUKTU, Mali (AP) — Harandane Toure started taking malaria pills when he first spiked a fever but as the days passed his illness only worsened. Doctors ultimately told him he was among the hundreds now infected with the coronavirus in this town long fabled for being inaccessible from the rest of the world. There are no commercial flights to Timbuktu, whose remote location in the Sahara Desert has long made the town's name synonymous with the ends of the Earth. Health officials say the global pandemic has managed to reach here all the same. Already there are more than 500 cases including at least nine deaths, making it Mali’s largest outbreak outside the capital. At...
    New York (CNN Business)A version of this article first appeared in the "Reliable Sources" newsletter. You can sign up for free right here.Wednesday is the deadline to submit bids for McClatchy, the bankrupt newspaper firm. This is not your ordinary bankruptcy -- McClatchy is a vital local news source across the USA. The company owns 30 titles in 14 states, from the Sacramento Beeto the Miami Herald. Civic leaders are very concerned about what could come next. "I would strongly urge the bankruptcy court to consider what's best for our community and Florida when weighing the competing bids for the Miami Herald and the rest of the McClatchy newspapers," Miami mayor Francis Suarez wrote to the bankruptcy court judge in...
    Coronavirus — The streets of the Historic Center were with little influx of people during the morning, but from noon onwards the overflow of people could be seen. Regeneration, June 30, 2020. In the first fortnight with the epidemiological light in orange, the center of Mexico City seems to be returning to its normal normality. Without the healthy distance, with public transport to burst, families going shopping, traffic and noise, this is how the residents of the city returned to the streets of the CdMx. The streets of the first square of the capital of Mexico, where much of the city’s commerce is concentrated. The streets seemed to be in the days before the Covid-19 pandemic, where many...
    Breaking News — Quito, Jun 30 . .- Less than a month after starting the de-escalation in Quito, the Ecuadorian Government is considering stricter control measures in the neighborhoods most prone to a worrying increase in contagion statistics. The situation in the capital has reached such an extreme that even the city of Guayaquil, which three months ago was the focus of the pandemic and identified as the Ecuadorian Wuhan, has offered to send medical contingents to the capital. GUAYAQUILEAN DOCTORS TO QUITO This Tuesday, 21 doctors from the Municipal Hospital Bicentennial of Guayaquil arrived to help in the improvised medical center of the same name in Quito, where they will contribute an experience accumulated during the most dramatic...
    Japan reported 111 new cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours, and repeated for the second consecutive day a record of more than 100 infections, announced the Ministry of Health. The increase in cases is due to the increase in testing in nightclubs, according to health authorities, where it is believed to be the main source of infection. The capital, Tokyo, confirmed 54 cases and it is the fifth consecutive day that it exceeds the 50 barrier, while the Kanagawa prefecture reported 31 new infections, compared to seven the day before, the Japanese newspaper The Times said. The governor of the Japanese capital, Yuriko Koike, met today with the Minister of Economic Revitalization, Yasutoshi Nishimura, who is in charge...
    Coronavirus — Double pandemic in Ecuador: that of covid-19 and that of corruption 1:35 (CNN Spanish) – In order to reduce coronavirus infections in Quito, the President of Ecuador, Lenín Moreno, announced a series of actions on Monday. In a televised message, the president indicated that greater controls will be carried out on circulation in four areas of the capital and on informal sales, while increasing the capacity for health care. Moreno appealed to the responsibility of society to counteract the spread of the virus: “It is useless if we do not realize that the virus is everywhere: at any time and in any social circle,” he said. In this regard, he noted that during the first fifteen...
    BALTIMORE (AP) — The NAACP is working with the District of Columbia to move its headquarters from Baltimore to Washington, the civil rights organization and Mayor Muriel Bowser announced Monday. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People said in a news release it has signed a letter of intent with the District of Columbia to move its national headquarters within the future redevelopment of the Frank D. Reeves Center of Municipal Affairs. Derrick Johnson, the NAACP's president and CEO, said Washington sits at the epicenter of change, and he described the move as an exceptional opportunity. “As we have witnessed over the last month, our country is on the cusp of real change that is long overdue,” Johnson...
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City began allowing more businesses to reopen Monday, after almost three months of various types of lockdowns. Some city subway stations that had been closed to reduce ridership reopened. The city’s metro system plans to distribute 1 million plastic face shields to passengers to lower the risk of infection on mass transportation. Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said Monday that officials estimate the gradual reopenings this week could put another 1 million to 1.5 million people on the streets of the capital. The capital’s historic center is scheduled to reopen Tuesday, followed by restaurants and hotels Wednesday, but with half their normal capacity. On a four-color alert level, in which red is the worst and...
    Coronavirus — Anxin, north of China, 140 kilometers from Bejing, has been isolated and its nearly 400 thousand inhabitants are confined to their homes. A county in north china, to 140 kilometers from Bejing, has been isolated and its nearly 400 thousand inhabitants, confined to their homes after more than a dozen cases linked to the outbreak have been detected in the capital’s main market, local media reported today. This is the county of Anxin, in the province of Hebei, in which they have registered 13 new confirmed cases and 5 asymptomatic (which China does not add to the confirmed ones) since the outbreak was detected in the capital almost three weeks ago, according to the local newspaper...
    Following the rebound of the Covid-19 epidemic in Beijing, eight million people will be tested there for the coronavirus. As of Sunday, 7.7 million tests had been delivered in the capital, which has 20 million inhabitants, according to local authorities. After the detection of an outbreak in a market in a district of Beijing, level two security was put in place and certain districts of the capital put in containment. Whoever wants to leave Beijing, must now present a negative coronavirus test and cannot go to risk areas. Since this rebound, 300 infections have been confirmed in the megalopolis. At least half a million dead worldwide Following the rebound of the Covid-19 epidemic in Beijing, eight million people will be...
    Coronavirus — With the entrance of Mexico City to the orange traffic light, the movement of vehicles on 42 streets of the Historic Center will be modified or prohibited This Monday, June 29, the Mexico City will enter the orange traffic light of the COVID-19 pandemic, which will allow the reopening of a large part of shops. With the intention of maintaining a healthy distance and avoiding a recurrence of the disease, the capital government will reconvert 42 streets of the Historic Center. Reopening of the Historic Center in new normality Starting June 30, the vehicular circulation in the first box the city will have restrictions Monday to Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. In the case...
    NASCAR at Pocono live race updates, results, highlights for Sundays Pocono 350 Im living in an RV with 6 members of my family. Heres what its like. Opinion: Are the dividends from your bank stocks safe? Stress test results put pressure on future payouts Among the ‘big six’ US banks, it appears Wells Fargo is the most at risk for a third-quarter dividend cut. © Getty Images Among large U.S. banks that just went through the annual Federal Reserve stress tests, Wells Fargo appears most likely to cut its third-quarter dividend, based on its earnings performance. The Federal Reserve on Thursday announced the results of its annual stress tests for 33 large U.S. banks and U.S. subsidiaries of...
    The Chinese Ministry of Health on Sunday announced 14 new local cases of coronavirus in Beijing in the past 24 hours. This brings to 311 the number of contaminations since the start of the epidemic rebound. The results of the past 24 hours “The epidemic situation in the capital is serious and complex,” said Xu Hejian, a spokesman for the city of Beijing, hit since mid-June by a rebound in Covid-19. The Chinese Ministry of Health announced on Sunday 14 new local cases in the past 24 hours. The total number of infections therefore stands at 311 since the start of the epidemic rebound. The hearth comes from Xinfadi, a wholesale market in the south of the city where the...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Gov. Larry Hogan is honoring the memories of five Capital Gazette employees who were killed in a mass shooting on June 28, 2018 by proclaiming the date as “Freedom of the Press Day.” Gerald Fischman, Rob Hiaasen, John McNamara, Rebecca Smith, and Wendi Winters tragically died when a gunman opened fire inside the Capital Gazette building at 888 Bestgate in Annapolis. “Two years ago today, five Capital Gazette employees—Gerald Fischman, Rob Hiaasen, John McNamara, Rebecca Smith, and Wendi Winters—lost their lives to a heinous and unthinkable act of violence. I have once again proclaimed June 28 “Freedom of the Press Day” in their memory,” Hogan tweeted. Two years ago today, five Capital Gazette employees—Gerald Fischman, Rob...
    The country has largely contained the epidemic. But the emergence of some 300 new cases in the city in just over two weeks is fueling fears of a second wave of infections. China confined nearly half a million people on Sunday near the capital Beijing, which has been hit since mid-June by a rebound in Covid-19, which authorities still describe as “serious and complex”. The Asian country largely contained the epidemic. But the emergence of some 300 new cases in the city in just over two weeks is fueling fears of a second wave of infections. Different measures The town hall has already launched a vast screening campaign, closed schools, called on the Beijingers not to leave the...
    China confined nearly half a million people on Sunday near the capital Beijing, which has been hit since mid-June by a rebound in Covid-19 that the authorities still describe as “serious and complex”. The Asian country largely contained the epidemic. But the emergence of some 300 new cases in the city in the space of just over two weeks is fueling fears of a second wave of contamination. The town hall has already launched a vast screening campaign, closed schools, called on the Beijingers not to leave the capital and confined several thousand people to residential areas deemed to be at risk. Local authorities announced on Sunday the confinement of the canton of Anxin, located 60 kilometers south of Beijing...
    Breaking News — The Secretary of Citizen Security of Mexico City, Omar García Harfuch, was injured in an attack on the morning of this Friday. According to the authorities, the official was transferred to a hospital and his life is not in danger. attribute the attack to the Jalisco Nueva Generación cartel (CJNG).“data-reactid =” 34 “> García Harfuch himself tweeted from the medical center to confirm that he had” three bullet wounds and several shards “and attribute the attack to the Jalisco Nueva Generación cartel (CJNG). This morning we were cowardly attacked by the CJNG, two colleagues and friends of mine lost my life, I have three bullet wounds and several shards. Our Nation must continue to confront the...
    Beijing authorities today reopened several residential complexes that had been completely isolated after a outbreak of coronavirus in the Chinese capital that the authorities have taken for granted, despite having registered 11 other cases in the last day. The Beijing Municipality said seven apartment blocks of the dozens that had been isolated in the city of 20 million people were reopened after conducting some 3 million tests among its residents. The remaining complexes will remain in full quarantine until tests show that they are no longer risk zones, the Beijing government added in a statement quoted by the state news agency Xinhua. Earlier, the Chinese National Health Commission reported 13 new cases of coronavirus in the country in the last...
    Mexico City’s security secretary survived an attack. (Free Press Photo: Twitter @ramonramirezpe) Omar García Harfuch, Mexico City’s secretary of Public Security, was wounded this Friday after suffering an attack, reported Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. “There was an attack on the Secretary of Public Security of Mexico City (…) The preliminary report says that the head of public security is wounded,” said the president at a press conference. The mayor of the Mexican capital, Claudia Sheinbaum. For his part, he reported through his Twitter account that the official is “out of danger” and is being treated in a hospital. Sheinbaum explained that the attack occurred at approximately 6:38 local time (11:38 GMT) and that “there were deaths...
    New Delhi — India's jam-packed capital has become the country's hardest-hit city amid a raging coronavirus epidemic. Officials in Delhi have confirmed more than 73,000 COVID-19 cases and blamed at least 2,500 deaths on the disease.  The rate of infections in the city, where almost all businesses were allowed to reopen earlier this month, has continued to increase steadily. Government data provided on Friday showed that 3,390 new infections were confirmed over the past 24 hours alone. Amid fears the outbreak is set to get much worse before it gets better, officials in the capital — home to some 30 million people, more than all of Texas — have been racing to prepare for an expected tidal wave of patients....
    Jun 26 (.) – Liberbank announced on Friday that it has completed the process of selling its stake in insurer Caser to Switzerland’s Helvetia for a total of 27 million euros, according to a statement to the CNMV. Liberbank’s stake represents 2.23% of Caser’s share capital, the Spanish bank previously reported that it expects from this operation positive impacts of 17 basis points (bp) on the “CET1 fully loaded” ratio (the main measure of solvency in banking) and 37 bp on total capital, pending its final impact on the states of June 2020. Swiss insurer Helvetia announced in January that it had agreed to take 70% of Caser – including shares held by Liberbank – for € 780 million to...
    WASHINGTON/NEW YORK - The U.S. Federal Reserve announced Thursday it will cap big bank dividend payments and bar share repurchases until at least the fourth quarter after finding lenders faced significant capital losses when tested against an economic slump caused by the coronavirus pandemic. In its analysis, the Fed found that the country's largest lenders have struggled to model the unprecedented downturn and ensuing rescue programs, adding to already unprecedented uncertainty about how banks and the economy overall would perform in the coming months. The Fed did not say how each bank fared under the pandemic analysis but found the 34 tested firms could suffer as much as $700 billion in aggregate loan losses under the most severe, "W-shaped"...
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — In this college town that considers itself a bastion of progressive politics and inclusion, race relations are really a tale of two cities. Demonstrators who toppled statues of figures with no racist history this week say they went after the sculptures because they wanted to shatter a false narrative that the state and the city support Black people and racial equity. “The crowd at large was absolutely conscious of the political motivations,” protester Micah Le told The Associated Press in a text, referring to the statue of the Civil War abolitionist Hans Christian Heg and another sculpture of a woman with her arm outstretched that honors the state’s “Forward” motto. “People who didn’t already know about...
    Breaking News — Washington, Jun 25 . .- The Federal Reserve (Fed) of the USA. This Thursday it imposed a cap on the payment of dividends from banks in the third quarter of the year and prohibited the repurchase of shares after carrying out its stress test against the banking industry in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. They must also submit contingency plans to weather an economic storm at the end of the year. On this occasion, the central bank did not offer precise data on each of the entities and limited itself to assessing the combined strength of the country’s main banks, including Bank of America, Wells Fargo and JP Morgan. “While we expect banks to continue...
    Opinion: In case you forgot, the Astros are the worst African American history you werent taught in school Wells Fargo Gets Dinged, but Others Might Follow © Image Of Sport/Zuma Press The Federal Reserve on Thursday largely gave a pass to the biggest U.S. banks while still finding a way to subtly single out Wells Fargo. Bank shareholders still shouldn’t assume their dividends are assured for much longer. Along with its regular annual stress tests, the Fed made a special announcement that, for at least another quarter, large banks will be barred from making any share repurchases and face limits on dividend payouts. The former was expected—banks already have suspended buybacks since March in response to coronavirus uncertainty. As...
    PANAMA (AP) – The spread of the new coronavirus has exploded in recent weeks in Panama, and experts attribute the sharp rebound to the opening of certain economic activities and to another key factor: the pandemic is spreading rapidly in poor and populous neighborhoods. from the capital and peripheral areas, as occurs in other Latin American countries. In turn, many people fail to comply with protection measures and social distancing, specialists say. After the Central American country managed to keep daily cases below 200 amid a total quarantine imposed since the end of March, the number of infections almost tripled and deaths almost doubled in June. The government of President Laurentino Cortizo, who had to face the challenge of the...
    By TODD RICHMOND, Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — In this college town that considers itself a bastion of progressive politics and inclusion, race relations are really a tale of two cities. Demonstrators who toppled statues of figures with no racist history this week say they went after the sculptures because they wanted to shatter a false narrative that the state and the city support Black people and racial equity. “The crowd at large was absolutely conscious of the political motivations,” protester Micah Le told The Associated Press in a text, referring to the statue of the Civil War abolitionist Hans Christian Heg and another sculpture of a woman with her arm outstretched that honors the state’s “Forward” motto. “People...
    A pedestrian passes in front of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., on Wednesday, June 3, 2020.Michael Nagle | Bloomberg | Getty Images The Federal Reserve put new restrictions on the U.S. banking industry Thursday after its annual stress test found that several banks could get uncomfortably close to minimum capital levels in scenarios tied to the coronavirus pandemic. The Fed said in a release that big banks will be required to suspend share buybacks and cap dividend payments at their current level for the third quarter of this year. The regulator also said that it would only allow dividends to be paid based on a formula tied to a bank's recent earnings. Furthermore, the industry...
    A day later on, an on-line report confirmed he was beneficial. “We were not panicking,” says Singh’s son-in-regulation, Mandeep. “Considering that we understood the reason for his fever, we considered we would almost certainly be capable to handle it.” But as Singh’s condition worsened, his relatives identified it unattainable to locate a medical center that would address him, as the city’s health care process buckled underneath the strain of the escalating epidemic. Mandeep Singh mentioned a few private hospitals advised the family members they experienced no beds, inspite of an app established up by the Delhi federal government exhibiting they experienced availability. Many others did not even acquire the 68-12 months-old’s phone calls, together with the one particular he was...
    India will launch a massive survey to check for signs of coronavirus among the 29 million people New Delhi and will test all people with symptoms in the capital, after the city became the city most affected by the pandemic yesterday, with more than 70,000 cases, beating the financial capital, Mumbai. Health authorities They confirmed 3,788 new cases in the metropolis, more than triple the 1,118 recorded in Mumbai, while the total number of infections in the country climbed to 473,105 after a new record of 16,922 in the last day.. The initial strategy implemented so far in Delhi (the metropolitan area that includes the capital city) focused on the identification of containment areas, or areas with a high concentration...
    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Warsaw city bus crashed through a barrier on a highway overpass on Thursday and fell onto a concrete embankment below, killing at least one person and injuring about 20 others, authorities said. Five of the injured people were hospitalized in serious condition, Health Minister Lukasz Szumowski said. Warsaw Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski, a candidate in a weekend presidential election, suspended his campaigning outside of the capital and went to the scene of the crash. The articulated bus appeared to split in half, with the front section resting on its side on the embankment after it slammed through the barrier and plunged several meters below. The back of the bus was left dangling above on the railings...
    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Warsaw city bus crashed through a barrier on a highway overpass on Thursday and fell onto a concrete embankment below, killing at least one person and injuring about 20 others, authorities said. Five of the injured people were hospitalized in serious condition, Health Minister Lukasz Szumowski said. Warsaw Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski, a candidate in a weekend presidential election, suspended his campaigning outside of the capital and went to the scene of the crash. The articulated bus appeared to split in half, with the front section resting on its side on the embankment after it slammed through the barrier and plunged several meters below. The back of the bus was left dangling above on the railings...
    The board of directors of the biopharmaceutical company, Oryzon Genomics, has agreed to increase the share capital by an effective amount of 20,000,750.00 euros by issuing and putting into circulation 7,273,000 ordinary shares with a nominal value of 0.05 euros each, excluding the pre-emptive subscription right. Specifically, the firm intends to use the net income obtained from the capital increase to finance the research and development of its clinical programs, as well as to continue with the preparation of the potential admission to trading (‘dual listing’) of its shares on the Nasdaq and for other general corporate purposes. The issue price will be 2.75 euros per share, of which 0.05 euros correspond to nominal value and 2.70 euros to issue...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City It’s the worst fiscal crisis in the MTA’s history — a $10 billion deficit, resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, that MTA Chair and CEO Pat Foye called a “four-alarm fire.”  MTA brass is considering how to further cut costs as catastrophic ridership loss has forced them to consider the $51 billion 2020-2024 capital plan, especially as the U.S. Senate stalls on providing $3.9 billion in the HEROES Act and congestion pricing still eluding the state. During the MTA’s Wednesday meeting, top officials, including Chief Development Officer Janno Lieber, said with the well of revenue sources running dry over the past three...
    New cases of coronavirus declined on Wednesday in China and its capital, Beijing, where a two-week outbreak appears to be in decline. Twelve new cases were recorded across the country, compared with 22 the previous day. Beijing had seven cases, neighboring Hebei province had two, and three came from abroad. On the eve there were 13 cases in the capital. No further deaths were reported and 359 people were still on COVID-19 treatment. Another 118 people were isolated for having tested positive, although they had no symptoms. China has reported 4,634 deaths among 83,430 cases since the virus was first detected in the central city of Wuhan late last year. The current outbreak in Beijing has exceeded 250 cases,...