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Despite precautions, summer camps have failed to keep out the coronavirus  » 
6 Jul 2020, 19:14

Despite precautions, summer camps have failed to keep out the coronavirusCampers and staff members promise to isolate before they arrive at camp, but in several cases the pandemic has arrived with them.


Olson Kundig’s Latest Design Embraces Its Hawaiian Habitat  » 
6 Jul 2020, 18:46

Amy Cooper Will Face Charges After Calling Cops on Black Birder in Central Park  » 
6 Jul 2020, 18:31

Amy Cooper Will Face Charges After Calling Cops on Black Birder in Central ParkAmy Cooper, the white woman who called the police in May and falsely accused a Black man of threatening her life after he asked her to leash her dog in Central Park, will face charges for the incident, prosecutors announced Monday. Cooper, 41, will be charged with filing a false report, a misdemeanor offense punishable by up to a year in jail, for making the May 25 complaint against Christian Cooper, the Manhattan District Attorney’s office said. The Memorial Day incident, captured in a now-infamous viral video, occurred the same day George Floyd was killed by Minneapolis police and has since spurred nationwide discussions about racial injustice and white privilege.“Today our office initiated a prosecution of Amy Cooper for falsely reporting an incident in the third degree,” Cyrus R. Vance, the Manhattan district attorney, said in a statement. “Our office will provide the public with additional information as the case proceeds. At this time I would like to encourage anyone who has been the target of false reporting to contact our office. We are strongly committed to holding perpetrators of this conduct accountable.”Authorities say on May 25, Cooper was walking with her dog through the Ramble in Central Park, a woodsy area of the New York City sanctuary where dogs must be leashed, when Christian Cooper, 57, approached her. Cooper, an avid bird watcher and public relations professional, asked the 41-year-old white woman to leash her dog—even offering her dog treats to lure him out of the vegetation—but she refused. The two individuals are not related. In the video taken by Christian Cooper, Amy Cooper gets increasingly upset by his request and states she is going to call the police and tell them, “There’s an African American man threatening my life.”“I’m in the Ramble, there is a man, African-American, he has a bicycle helmet and he is recording me and threatening me and my dog,” Amy Cooper is then heard yelling in the phone to the 911 operator while gripping her dog’s collar. Before hanging up the phone, she adds: “I am being threatened by a man in the Ramble, please send the cops immediately!”Before the video ends, Christian Cooper calmly thanks her when she finally puts her dog on a leash. His sister, Melody, later posted the video on social media, where it quickly went viral—igniting worldwide outrage over Amy Cooper’s white privilege. The day after the incident, Cooper was fired from her job as the head of insurance portfolio management at Franklin Templeton, with the company asserting that it does not “tolerate racism of any kind.” She also surrendered her dog, Henry, to the shelter he was adopted from, but Cooper has since been reunited with the cocker spaniel.In a public apology issued on May 26, Cooper tried to explain she “reacted emotionally and made false assumptions about his intentions when, in fact, I was the one who was acting inappropriately by not having my dog on a leash.” She added that when Chris Cooper began to offer her dog treats, he said, “You’re not going to like what I’m going to do next”—which made her feel “threatened.” “He had every right to request that I leash my dog in an area where it was required. I am well aware of the pain that misassumptions and insensitive statements about race cause and would never have imagined that I would be involved in the type of incident that occurred with Chris,” Cooper said in the statement. “I hope that a few mortifying seconds in a lifetime of forty years will not define me in his eyes and that he will accept my sincere apology.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.


Russians living near base where Putin's doomsday missile may have exploded last year warned ahead of new military activity  » 
6 Jul 2020, 17:37

Russians living near base where Putin's doomsday missile may have exploded last year warned ahead of new military activityResidents were told they are living in the "danger zone" and were given the opportunity to evacuate the before the military starts its work nearby.


Snake bite leads to helicopter rescue off mountain trail in California, officials say  » 
6 Jul 2020, 17:20

Snake bite leads to helicopter rescue off mountain trail in California, officials sayThe person is in critical condition.


U.S. Army private charged in neo-Nazi plot to attack own troops pleads not guilty  » 
6 Jul 2020, 16:09

What can Keys do about COVID-19 rate? Possibly ‘live with the virus,’ health chief says  » 
6 Jul 2020, 15:55

What can Keys do about COVID-19 rate? Possibly ‘live with the virus,’ health chief saysMonroe County officials said Monday that they may soon have to make difficult, yet unspecified, decisions as cases of COVID-19 continue to surge in the Florida Keys.


Supreme Court won't throw out ban on robocalls to cellphones  » 
6 Jul 2020, 15:19

Supreme Court won't throw out ban on robocalls to cellphonesA group of fundraisers, political organizations and pollsters filed a lawsuit alleging the prohibition was unconstitutional.


Saudi opens hajj registration for foreign residents  » 
6 Jul 2020, 15:19

Saudi opens hajj registration for foreign residentsSaudi Arabia on Monday opened hajj registration for foreign residents in the kingdom, saying they will make up 70 percent of the pilgrims after it scaled-back the annual ritual due to coronavirus. Saudi Arabia has said it will allow only around 1,000 pilgrims already present in the kingdom to participate in this year's hajj, scheduled for the end of July, a far cry from the 2.5 million who attended the five-day pilgrimage last year. Foreign residents, aged between 20 and 65 who have no previous health ailments such as diabetes and heart conditions, are allowed to register on https://localhaj.haj.gov.sa., the hajj ministry said.


A rare case of brain-eating amoeba has been confirmed in Florida. Officials are telling residents to avoid tap water, and to swim with nose clips.  » 
6 Jul 2020, 14:38

A rare case of brain-eating amoeba has been confirmed in Florida. Officials are telling residents to avoid tap water, and to swim with nose clips.The Florida Department of Health had to issue a warning for residents to avoid nasal contact with tap water.


U.S. court orders Dakota Access oil pipeline to be shut, emptied  » 
6 Jul 2020, 14:31

U.S. court orders Dakota Access oil pipeline to be shut, emptiedA U.S. District Court on Monday ordered Energy Transfer LP to shut and empty the largest pipeline from the North Dakota shale oil fields within 30 days, in a big win for the Native American tribes who have fought the line's route across a crucial water supply. Energy Transfer's 570,000 barrel-per-day (bpd) Dakota Access oil pipeline (DAPL) is a vital artery to transport oil out of North Dakota's Bakken shale basin to the Midwest and Gulf Coast refineries.


Trump administration refusing to let Dr Fauci appear on CBS show, host says  » 
6 Jul 2020, 14:02

Trump administration refusing to let Dr Fauci appear on CBS show, host saysCBS News host Margaret Brennan has claimed that the Trump administration has prevented Dr Anthony Fauci from appearing on her show for three months.The moderator of CBS’ Face the Nation, claimed on the show on Sunday that the administration had not approved an interview with Dr Fauci since 5 April.


Mexico president says Trudeau not meeting him in Washington  » 
6 Jul 2020, 13:55

Mexico president says Trudeau not meeting him in WashingtonMexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Monday that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau won't be joining him and President Donald Trump in Washington this week to mark the start of a new free trade accord. López Obrador said Trudeau had asked to speak with him and they planned to speak by phone on Monday. Late last week, Trudeau had not committed to attending the White House gathering.


‘We Should Listen to the Argument’ for Removing George Washington Statues, Says Senator Duckworth  » 
6 Jul 2020, 13:41

‘We Should Listen to the Argument’ for Removing George Washington Statues, Says Senator DuckworthSenator Tammy Duckworth (D., Ill.) said that “we should listen to the argument for removing George Washington statues” in an appearance on CNN’s State of the Union Sunday. Statues of slave-owning historical figures such as George Washington and Thomas Jefferson have become the latest target of the nationwide racial reckoning sparked by the death of George Floyd in police custody this summer.When asked by CNN’s Dana Bash if she supported taking down monuments of leaders who were slave owners, as she has expressed support of changing military bases named after Confederate leaders, Duckworth instead initially took aim at President Trump’s Mount Rushmore speech on Friday.The senator, who the Washington Post reported Sunday is a serious contender in Joe Biden’s search for a running mate in the 2020 presidential election, called Trump’s priorities “all wrong.”“He should be talking about what we're going to do to overcome this pandemic,” she said. “What are we going to do to push Russia back? Instead, he had no time for that. He spent all his time talking about dead traitors.”After further pressing by CNN’s Bash, Duckworth said she thinks we should have a national dialogue over the historical monuments at some point and “listen to everybody.”“I think we should listen to the argument there, but remember that the president at Mount Rushmore was standing on ground that was stolen from Native Americans who had actually been given that land during a treaty,” she said.Trump has defended such monuments, and did so again in his speech Friday, saying, “By tearing down Washington and Jefferson, these radicals would tear down the very heritage for which men gave their lives to win the Civil War, they would erase the memory that inspired those soldiers to go to their deaths,” he said. “They would tear down the principles that propelled the abolition of slavery and ultimately around the world ending an evil institution that had plagued humanity for thousands and thousands of years.”


Up to nine in 10 infected nurses and doctors caught coronavirus in hospitals at peak of crisis  » 
6 Jul 2020, 12:33

Up to nine in 10 infected nurses and doctors caught coronavirus in hospitals at peak of crisisUp to 90 per cent of nurses and doctors who caught coronavirus during the height of the pandemic picked it up in hospitals, research suggests. Modelling by Public Health England (PHE) also suggests one in five patients who got the virus became infected on wards. Scientists have called for a war to be waged on Covid-19 transmission within hospitals, in the same way the NHS has previously successfully battled superbugs such as MRSA. They warned that a lack of physical distancing between staff – not just on wards, but also in canteens, offices, and corridors – could be fuelling the spread of the virus. A report by the Royal Society's Data Evaluation and Learning for Viral Epidemics (Delve) group, which provides advice to the Government’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage), examined a number of studies. Among them is modelling by PHE, dated May 20, which suggests that "approximately 20 per cent of infections in inpatients, and 89 per cent of infections in healthcare workers, were due to nosocomial [hospital-acquired] transmission".


Atlanta Mayor Orders Protesters to ‘Clear Out’ After 8-Year-Old Girl Fatally Shot  » 
6 Jul 2020, 12:30

Atlanta Mayor Orders Protesters to ‘Clear Out’ After 8-Year-Old Girl Fatally ShotThe mayor of Atlanta is forcing protesters to “clear out” of the Wendy’s where a police officer fatally shot Rayshard Brooks last month after a violent night that included a dozen shootings citywide and the death of an 8-year-old girl, the mayor said Sunday. “You shot and killed a baby,” Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said at a news conference. “Enough is enough.”Secoriea Turner was shot and killed less than a half mile from the Wendy’s, which had become a place of memorial and protest since Brooks’s death on June 12. Three suspects have been arrested on suspicion of arson after protesters set the fast-food joint ablaze the day after Brooks’s death.Interim police chief Rodney Bryant said the girl was in a car with her mother and an adult friend Saturday night when the driver tried to pull into a liquor store parking lot and was confronted by a group of armed people who had blocked the entrance, NBC News reported. “At some point someone in the group opened fire, striking the car multiple times,” he said.Police are investigating the incident. No suspects have been identified.Protesters had put up illegal barriers, at times flanked by armed protesters, to keep police out of the area near Wendy’s. The city reportedly had tried to take down the barriers multiple times in recent weeks. Authorities had been notified of the barriers’ resurrection less than an hour before the shooting. The Atlanta Police Department told Fox 5 they had planned on checking out the area but were swamped with other 911 calls.“We're doing each other more harm than any police officer on this force,” said Bottoms, who had allowed protesters to occupy the Wendy’s for weeks during open discussions. “We've had over 75 shootings in the city over the past several weeks. You can't blame that on APD.”Within hours of the mayor’s announcement three more people were shot, one fatally, when two people exchanged gunfire, Fox 5 reported. “They say black lives matter,” said the victim's father, Secoriya Williamson. “You killed your own. You killed your own this time just because of a barrier. They killed my baby because she crossed the barrier and made a U-turn.”


European Commission refuses to apologise after accusations of meddling in Croatia's elections  » 
6 Jul 2020, 12:03

European Commission refuses to apologise after accusations of meddling in Croatia's electionsThe European Commission refused to apologise on Monday after its president appeared in a party political video for the ruling party before elections in Croatia. Ursula von der Leyen was accused of meddling in the national vote and of breaching expectations of neutrality after the video for the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ), which won Sunday’s election, was posted at the weekend. The commission’s chief spokesman said on Monday the video clip, which was filmed in the EU executive’s studios by its staff, was meant as a contribution “in her personal capacity”. He told reporters at the daily press briefing in Brussels that “mistakes” were made, including the use of a backdrop featuring the Commission headquarters and the EU flag, but refused to say sorry. “Mistakes were made and the important thing is to make sure that such mistakes are not repeated,” he said, after numerous questions over whether Mrs von der Leyen would apologise for the gaffe. The spokesman blamed the video’s Croatian producers for adding a title reading European Commission President to the clip of Mrs von der Leyen. He said Mrs von der Leyen thought it was “”good thing for European democracy” for commissioners to have “an active political life”, provided they respected their code of conduct. The commission president was reported to the European Ombudsman, which investigates maladministration in the EU institutions, after breaking the long-standing taboo. “She wishes to ensure that the appropriate procedures are in place to avoid such an unintentional error creeping in again in the future,” the spokesman said. Croatia’s HDZ, which must now try and form a coalition government, is a member of the centre-right pan-EU European People’s Party, which counts Mrs von der Leyen as a member. Other EPP politicians, such as the leaders of Austria, Latvia and Bulgaria and Ireland former prime minister Leo Varadkar, as well as Croatia’s EU Commissioner Dubravka Šuica,, appeared in the video. Angela Merkel, an ally of Mrs von der Leyen, did not.


President Trump faces backlash after declaring most COVID-19 cases "harmless"  » 
6 Jul 2020, 11:39

President Trump faces backlash after declaring most COVID-19 cases President Trump declared "99%" of COVID-19 cases to be "totally harmless" during 4th of July remarks over the weekend, prompting backlash from mayors of both political parties. The president's FDA commissioner struggled to provide a factual basis for the president's claim. Paula Reid reports.


Confederate monuments coming down in Virginia, but 2 prominent Lee statues remain  » 
6 Jul 2020, 11:04

Confederate monuments coming down in Virginia, but 2 prominent Lee statues remainMemorials to Robert E. Lee in Richmond and Charlottesville are stuck in legal battles despite public protests and the governor's pledge.


Trump attacks core US values at Rushmore. Disagree with him, you're an enemy of the state.  » 
6 Jul 2020, 11:00

Trump attacks core US values at Rushmore. Disagree with him, you're an enemy of the state.Trump’s dishonest characterization and vilification of people whose crime is having inconvenient opinions gets close to the worst of the World War I era.


China detains professor who criticised Xi over coronavirus  » 
6 Jul 2020, 10:45

China detains professor who criticised Xi over coronavirusChinese authorities on Monday detained a law professor who published essays criticising President Xi Jinping over the coronavirus pandemic and accusing him of ruling "tyrannically", according to friends of the man. Xu Zhangrun, a rare outspoken critic of the government in China's heavily censored academia, was taken from his home in suburban Beijing by more than 20 people, one of his friends said on condition of anonymity. Xu published an essay in February blaming the culture of deception and censorship fostered by Xi for the spread of the coronavirus in China.


Katsina: The motorcycle bandits terrorising northern Nigeria  » 
6 Jul 2020, 9:56

Katsina: The motorcycle bandits terrorising northern NigeriaInsecurity has worsened in the north-west as kidnapping for ransom becomes a lucrative trade.


As divisions threaten America, the pressure to cancel presidents is dangerous  » 
6 Jul 2020, 9:00

As divisions threaten America, the pressure to cancel presidents is dangerousAfter Woodrow Wilson, who's next? Thomas Jefferson? FDR? JFK? Jimmy Carter? Gerald Ford? We remove tributes to our imperfect presidents at our peril.


South Korea rejects US extradition request over child abuse website  » 
6 Jul 2020, 7:14

South Korea rejects US extradition request over child abuse websiteA Seoul court says the man behind a massive child sexual abuse website could help future investigations.


Fire! America Loves to Go to War with the M4 Carbine  » 
6 Jul 2020, 7:00

Fire! America Loves to Go to War with the M4 CarbineRugged, simple and accurate, the M4 carbine is the standard infantry weapon of not just the Army but all of America’s ground forces.


Former Nazi camp guard, 93, faces German court reckoning  » 
6 Jul 2020, 5:12

Former Nazi camp guard, 93, faces German court reckoningThe prosecution's closing arguments will be heard on Monday in the trial of a 93-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard for complicity in the murder of more than 5,000 people during World War II. In what could be one of the last such cases of surviving Nazi guards, Bruno Dey stands accused of complicity in the murder of 5,230 people when he worked at the Stutthof camp near what was then Danzig, now Gdansk in Poland. Dey, who has appeared in court in a wheelchair, denies bearing any guilt for what happened at the camp.


America's Largest Nuke: Here's What the B83 Nuclear Bomb Can Do  » 
5 Jul 2020, 22:30

America's Largest Nuke: Here's What the B83 Nuclear Bomb Can DoOne powerful weapon.


India just surpassed Russia as the country with the 3rd-most coronavirus infections  » 
5 Jul 2020, 22:09

India just surpassed Russia as the country with the 3rd-most coronavirus infectionsThe first weekend in July saw approximately 40,000 new cases as COVID-19 spreads like wildfire among India's 1.3 billion residents.


Police clear officer who appeared to flash white power sign at Oregon protest  » 
5 Jul 2020, 22:06

Iran confirms damaged nuclear site was centrifuge facility  » 
5 Jul 2020, 20:41

Iran confirms damaged nuclear site was centrifuge facilityIran on Sunday confirmed that a damaged building at the underground Natanz nuclear site was a new centrifuge assembly center, the official IRNA news agency reported. Iranian officials had previously sought to downplay the fire, which erupted early on Thursday, calling it only an “incident” that affected an “industrial shed.” A spokesman for Iran’s nuclear agency, Behrouz Kamalvandi, said Sunday that work had begun on the center in 2013 and it was inaugurated in 2018.


Billy Graham, Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass: Who Trump wants in the 'National Garden of American Heroes'  » 
5 Jul 2020, 19:57

Billy Graham, Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass: Who Trump wants in the 'National Garden of American Heroes'Trump's order says the "National Garden of American Heroes," should feature Harriet Tubman, Billy Graham and Frederick Douglass among others.


‘We didn’t knock politely’: Details emerge of FBI raid at Ghislaine Maxwell hideout  » 
5 Jul 2020, 19:45

‘We didn’t knock politely’: Details emerge of FBI raid at Ghislaine Maxwell hideoutFresh details have emerged of the FBI raid leading to the arrest of Ghislaine Maxwell, who is accused of grooming young girls on behalf of her former partner, the convicted paedophile financier Jeffrey Epstein.The 58-year-old British heiress is due to appear in a New York court this week to face four charges of aiding Epstein in the trafficking and sexual exploitation and abuse of minors, and two counts of perjury, which could see her imprisoned for 35 years.


FDA commissioner refuses to comment on Trump's claim that 99 percent of coronavirus cases are 'harmless'  » 
5 Jul 2020, 18:25

FDA commissioner refuses to comment on Trump's claim that 99 percent of coronavirus cases are 'harmless'Trump calls 99% of COVID cases "harmless" in his July 4 speech. FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn refused to comment on the claim.


Discovery of Frederick Douglass letter sheds light on contested Lincoln statue  » 
5 Jul 2020, 17:18

Discovery of Frederick Douglass letter sheds light on contested Lincoln statueAmid protests, some want removal of Washington statue which shows president standing over a man who has broken his chainsAn argument between history professors over a statue which many protesters say should be removed from Lincoln Park in Washington led to the discovery of a letter in which Frederick Douglass described his feelings about it.“The negro here, though rising, is still on his knees and nude,” the civil rights campaigner wrote to the National Republican newspaper in 1876, about the statue of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president, standing over a man who has broken his chains.“What I want to see before I die is a monument representing the negro, not couchant on his knees like a four-footed animal, but erect on his feet like a man.”Amid protests over structural racism and police brutality, debate over such statues has surged. Donald Trump has made defending monuments to Confederate leaders and figures with outdated views on race a central part of his campaign for re-election.Until now, accounts of Douglass’s views on the Lincoln statue have relied on a description of its unveiling by an attendee but written 40 years later. The exchange which led to the discovery of Douglass’s letter was between Jonathan White of Christopher Newport University in Virginia, advocating the statue be preserved, and Scott Sandage of Carnegie Mellon University in Pennsylvania, saying it should come down.Sandage found the letter through searches on newspapers.com using “couchant”, a distinctive adjective of which Douglass was fond. He told the Wall Street Journal that David Blight of Yale, who won a Pulitzer prize for his 2018 biography of Douglass, was “practically giddy” when told of the discovery.Douglass was born into slavery in 1818 but escaped and became a dominant figure in American public life. He died in 1895.The statue in Lincoln Park was largely paid for by African Americans and dedicated 13 years after the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863 and 11 years after Lincoln’s assassination and the end of the civil war.This week, Eleanor Holmes Norton, the District of Columbia’s non-voting member of Congress, said: “Although formerly enslaved Americans paid for this statue to be built, the design and sculpting process was done without their input, and it shows. The statue fails to note in any way how enslaved African Americans pushed for their own emancipation.”A copy of Thomas Ball’s work will be removed from display in Boston but on Sunday the Lincoln biographer Sidney Blumenthal pointed to why the sculptor used the now controversial pose: it was a development of the symbol of the abolitionist movement, adopted by Americans from the British anti-slavery campaigner Josiah Wedgwood.Though Ball did not produce “much of a statue”, Blumenthal said, “it’s ironic that people have lost the historical memory of abolitionism. The kneeling slave was on the masthead of the Liberator” – William Lloyd Garrison’s abolitionist newspaper – “and was a very widespread image.”Blumenthal also noted that contrary to Holmes Norton’s claim, Douglass sat on the committee which approved Ball’s design.In his newly discovered letter, Douglass writes: “Admirable as is the monument by Mr Ball in Lincoln Park, it does not, as it seems to me, tell the whole truth, and perhaps no one monument could be made to tell the whole truth of any subject which it might be designed to illustrate.”He goes on to point to what is now complicated political reality.“The mere act of breaking the negro’s chains was the act of Abraham Lincoln and is beautifully expressed in this monument. But the act by which the negro was made a citizen of the United States and invested with the elective franchise was pre-eminently the act of President [Ulysses] S Grant and is nowhere seen in the Lincoln monument.”Grant commanded the Union armies which defeated the Confederacy in the civil war. As president he oversaw the constitutional amendments which gave African Americans citizenship and African American men the vote, fought the Ku Klux Klan and championed Reconstruction.But Grant also married into a slave-owning family and at one time owned – and freed – an enslaved man. In San Francisco last month, a statue of Grant came down.Blumenthal noted one possible motivation for Douglass’s thoughts about Grant. By 1876, Douglass had both painfully split from Garrison and become a “Republican party stalwart or even a party hack” who wanted Grant to win a third term and would later be made minister to Haiti and US Marshal for the District of Columbia.Some historians, Blumenthal among them, advocate adding figures in Lincoln Park, perhaps of Douglass, black Union soldiers or Charlotte Scott, a formerly enslaved woman who drove fundraising for the Lincoln statue. In his letter, Douglass offers such a suggestion.“There is room in Lincoln Park for another monument,” he writes, “and I throw out this suggestion to the end that it may be taken up and acted upon.”In fact there is another statue in Lincoln Park, to the African American educator and civil rights activist Mary McLeod Bethune.On its website, the US National Parks Service acknowledges that “for many people, including Frederick Douglass, the [Lincoln] monument perpetuated many stereotypes about African Americans’ ability and participation in antislavery activity.”But it also notes a previous change. The Lincoln statue originally faced west, towards the US Capitol. In 1974 it was rotated east, in order to face Bethune.


Chicago violence erupts during holiday weekend, at least 67 shot and 13 killed  » 
5 Jul 2020, 17:08

Chicago violence erupts during holiday weekend, at least 67 shot and 13 killedNine of the victims were minors involved in the Chicago violence, with two fatalities so far; Garrett Tenney reports.


Applebee’s employee dies in parking lot while celebrating July 4, Texas police say  » 
5 Jul 2020, 16:26

Applebee’s employee dies in parking lot while celebrating July 4, Texas police sayWorkers had just closed the restaurant for the night, police say.


Predominantly Black armed protesters march through Confederate memorial park in Georgia  » 
5 Jul 2020, 15:35

Predominantly Black armed protesters march through Confederate memorial park in GeorgiaA predominantly Black group of heavily armed protesters marched through Stone Mountain Park near Atlanta on Saturday, calling for removal of the giant Confederate rock carving at the site that civil rights activists consider a monument to racism.


Two French ex-spies on trial accused of espionage for China  » 
5 Jul 2020, 15:29

Two French ex-spies on trial accused of espionage for ChinaIn a case that could be from a spy thriller, two former French intelligence agents go on trial on Monday accused of having passed on secrets to a foreign power. While French officials have been at pains to avoid releasing details of the affair, the pair are accused of working for China, according to several media reports. Pierre-Marie H. and Henri M. will appear in a special court accused of "delivering information to a foreign power" and "damaging the fundamental interests of the nation". Both men worked for France's foreign intelligence service, the DGSE. They face 15 years in prison if convicted. Both men, now retired, were charged and detained in December 2017, although Pierre-Marie H. has since been released on bail. His wife, Laurence H., also faces trial, accused of "concealment of property derived from intelligence with a foreign power likely to harm the fundamental interests of the nation". The court that tries them will be made up exclusively of professional magistrates, and given the sensitive nature of the case, will probably be tried behind closed doors. When the story was finally revealed in May 2018, French officials described it as an "extremely serious" case. The then armed forces minister Florence Parly said that the two were suspected of having committed what could be described as "treasonous" acts that could have jeopardised national defence secrets. It was the DGSE itself that detected the leak and presented its findings to prosecutors, said the defence ministry. Officials have said little about the details of the case or even for which country they were allegedly working. According to several media reports however, the two men, colleagues at the DGSE in the 1990s, were working for China. In 1997, Henri M. was appointed as the DGSE's man in Beijing, where he was the second secretary at the embassy. He was recalled early in 1998 after having had an affair with the ambassador's Chinese interpreter. He retired a few years later and returned to China in 2003, where he married the former interpreter, setting up home on Hainan island in southern China. Pierre-Marie H., who had never been posted abroad, was arrested at Zurich airport carrying cash after having met a Chinese contact on an Indian Ocean island, according to media reports. Apart from the China connection, AFP has obtained no independent information linking the two men. While there have been a number of different theories put forward, both men appear to have been under surveillance for several months before being arrested. Journalist Franck Renaud covered the Henri M. affair in his book on the French diplomatic service, "Les Diplomates". During the 1990s, when Henri M. served in Beijing, tensions were running high between China and France, in the wake of China's 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown and the 1991 sale of French frigates to Taiwan, he said. "It's an affair that has caused more than a few problems to the DGSE," which had to repatriate operatives in China at the time, Renaud told AFP. The verdict is due to be handed down on July 10.


1 killed, 1 injured after car hits protesters on closed Seattle highway  » 
5 Jul 2020, 13:57

1 killed, 1 injured after car hits protesters on closed Seattle highwaySeattle has been the site of prolonged unrest following the May 25 police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, which sparked nationwide protests


This Chinese Submarine Could Drop a Nuclear Weapon on America  » 
5 Jul 2020, 13:30

This Chinese Submarine Could Drop a Nuclear Weapon on AmericaYet it is still armed with nuclear weapons.


China's state television channel severely violated British broadcasting rules  » 
5 Jul 2020, 12:53

China's state television channel severely violated British broadcasting rulesBritain's television watchdog is expected to announce on Monday that China's state television channel severely violated British broadcasting rules by airing a forced confession of a UK citizen, the Telegraph understands. China’s state broadcaster, which airs in English in the UK as CGTN, is likely to face sanctions, decided in a separate process by Ofcom, which could include hefty fines or being stripped of its broadcast license as a result of the investigation launched May 2019. The ruling could escalate diplomatic tensions between the UK and China at a time when MPs have become more vocal in pressing for a re-think of bilateral relations. The original complaint to Ofcom, filed by Briton Peter Humphrey, focused on a confession forced under duress from him by Chinese authorities in 2013. Mr Humphrey told the Telegraph in an interview last year that he was drugged and handcuffed to an iron chair inside a steel cage. Six uniformed police officers sat at a podium while the lead interrogator read questions from a clipboard and instructed Mr Humphrey how to answer, he said. A heavily edited version made to look like a news ‘interview’ with a bombshell ‘confession’ was broadcast around the world on CGTN, and other channels under parent Chinese state media organisation, CCTV – including in the UK. “They twisted things,” Mr Humphrey previously told the Telegraph. “It was terrifying; all along, I knew I was innocent and that I was being falsely accused. I also knew that I had no way to escape.”


Iran records highest daily death toll from COVID-19  » 
5 Jul 2020, 12:17

Iran records highest daily death toll from COVID-19The 163 deaths reported on Sunday exceed the previous record from last Monday, when the health ministry reported 162 deaths in a day. The Islamic Republic has recorded a total of 11,571 deaths and 240,438 infections from the coronavirus, health ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said in a statement on state TV. Iranians who do not wear masks will be denied state services and workplaces that fail to comply with health protocols will be shut for a week, President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday as he launched new measures to try to curb the coronavirus.


The WHO changed its coronavirus timeline to say it got its first report about the virus on the internet, not from Chinese authorities  » 
5 Jul 2020, 11:03

The WHO changed its coronavirus timeline to say it got its first report about the virus on the internet, not from Chinese authoritiesThe agency says its China office found out about the "viral pneumonia" cases from reading an online press release from the Wuhan health commission.


Rocket fired toward US Embassy in Iraq injures child  » 
5 Jul 2020, 9:30

Rocket fired toward US Embassy in Iraq injures childThe Iraqi military said Sunday that a rocket aimed at Baghdad's fortified Green Zone, home of the U.S. Embassy, struck a residential house and injured a child. Iraqi officials said the embassy's recently installed C-RAM air defense system may have attempted to intercept the rocket as the system was operational late Saturday. A recent spate of rocket attacks have struck close to the U.S. Embassy and targeted American troops in Iraqi bases.


Great Power Showdown: How U.S. Navy Submarines Are Countering Chinese Expansion  » 
5 Jul 2020, 9:30

Great Power Showdown: How U.S. Navy Submarines Are Countering Chinese ExpansionLet's take a look.


To send a message to China, President Trump should visit Taiwan  » 
5 Jul 2020, 7:15

To send a message to China, President Trump should visit TaiwanWith the loss of Hong Kong to China, Trump should visit Taiwan to show that the U.S. is serious about advancing its interests and values in the region.


Army Specialist Killed in Afghanistan Vehicle Rollover Accident  » 
5 Jul 2020, 2:17

Army Specialist Killed in Afghanistan Vehicle Rollover AccidentA 21-year-old soldier from Texas was killed Friday in southwestern Afghanistan, Pentagon officials announced Saturday night.


Trump claims 99% of US Covid-19 cases are 'totally harmless' as infections surge  » 
5 Jul 2020, 0:48

Trump claims 99% of US Covid-19 cases are 'totally harmless' as infections surgePresident’s White House speech capping 4 July celebrations says US coronavirus strategy is ‘moving along well’ * Coronavirus latest updates * See all our coronavirus coverageDonald Trump has celebrated independence day with a string of false and misleading claims attempting to play down the coronavirus pandemic and warning that China will be “held accountable”.The US president staged a “Salute to America” jamboree on the south lawn of the White House with flyovers by military jets, parachute jumps and patriotic songs, but little effort among guests to physical distance or wear face masks.The country has undergone staggering changes unthinkable when Trump hosted the first such event a year ago on 4 July with tanks and other military hardware at the Lincoln Memorial. The coronavirus has infected 2.8m Americans and killed nearly 130,000, the worst tallies in the world.Saturday’s national celebration was inevitably more subdued, but the president refused to let the pandemic or dismal poll figures rain on his parade, waving with his wife, Melania, from a White House balcony then walking the south lawn to ripples of applause and a cry of: “Four more years!”“We got hit by the virus that came from China,” the president said, prompting a strange whoop and applause from someone in the audience. “We’ve made a lot of progress. Our strategy is moving along well. It goes out in one area, it rears back its ugly face in another area. But we’ve learned a lot. We’ve learned how to put out the flame.”The number of infections now regularly tops 50,000 per day, higher than in April when the US was in the first grip of infections. Dr Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious diseases expert, warned this week: “I think it’s pretty obvious that we are not going in the right direction.”Trump returned to his now familiar and baseless complaint that America has a high caseload because it performs more tests. “Now we have tested almost 40m people. By so doing, we show cases, 99% of which are totally harmless. Results that no other country can show because no other country has the testing that we have, not in terms of the numbers or in terms of quality.”It was unclear how the president arrived at the “99%” harmless figure.He also returned to his criticisms of the source of the coronavirus. “China’s secrecy, deceptions and cover up allowed it to spread all over the world. One hundred and eighty-nine countries and China must be held fully accountable.”There was applause from the guests, but the White House has so far failed to detail what measures it is considering against Beijing, with which it recently struck a major trade deal.And contradicting Fauci and other public health experts, the president offered a wildly optimistic prediction: “We’ll likely have a therapeutic and/or vaccine solution long before the end of the year.” The presidential election is on 3 November.But the lion’s share of Trump’s remarks were a rehashing of a speech he gave on Friday night at Mount Rushmore, breaking from 4 July tradition by seeking to stoke a culture war and pour salt on America’s racial wounds instead of a unifying message.“We are now in the process of defeating the radical left, the Marxists, the anarchists, the agitators, the looters, and people who in many instances have absolutely no clue what they are doing,” he said.“We will never allow an angry mob to tear down our statues, erase our history, indoctrinate our children or trample on our freedoms ... We will teach our children to cherish and adore our country so they can build its future. Together, we will fight for the American dream.”Trump pointedly said “our way of life” began in 1492 “when Columbus discovered America”. Statues of Christopher Columbus have been toppled along with those of Confederate generals during several weeks of protest against racial injustice following the police killing of George Floyd, an African American man, in Minneapolis.Some have argued that, instead of America’s familiar birthday in 1776, the nation truly began in 1619 with arrival of the first enslaved Africans in Virginia.But Trump went on: “In every age, there have always been those who lie about the past in order to gain power in the present ... Their goal is demolition. Our goal is not to destroy the greatest structure on earth, what we have built, the United States of America.”Trump touted an executive order he issued on Friday for the creation of a national garden of Americans heroes and berated the media for dishonouring, lying and slandering the country’s best. He added: “We will not throw away our heroes. We will honour them and we will prove worthy of their sacrifice ... The patriots who built our country were not villains. They were heroes.”Following his speech, Trump and the first lady watched a spectacular display of military jets that have taken part in America’s military conflicts from the second world war onwards.


The Grand Old Man of India who became Britain's first Asian MP  » 
4 Jul 2020, 23:55

The Grand Old Man of India who became Britain's first Asian MPIndian-born Dadabhai Naoroji was the first Asian to sit in the House of Commons.


This Old Tank Helped Crush Saddam Hussein (It Was Meant to Crush Russia)  » 
4 Jul 2020, 20:00

This Old Tank Helped Crush Saddam Hussein (It Was Meant to Crush Russia)An impressive record for an aging weapon.


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July 15 tax return deadline is right around the corner: What to know  » 
6 Jul 2020, 19:22

July 15 tax return deadline is right around the corner: What to knowThe traditional April income tax deadline was extended this year until July 15 for 2019 tax returns, due to the upheaval created by COVID-19.


240 experts urge WHO, CDC to acknowledge airborne transmission of COVID-19  » 
6 Jul 2020, 19:20

240 experts urge WHO, CDC to acknowledge airborne transmission of COVID-19WHO and CDC don't acknowledge it, but if airborne transmission plays a big role in COVID-19 spread, the US may have to rethink its prevention methods.


U.S. Stocks Rally; Dollar Drops to One-Month Low: Markets Wrap  » 
6 Jul 2020, 19:20

U.S. Stocks Rally; Dollar Drops to One-Month Low: Markets Wrap(Bloomberg) -- U.S. stocks jumped, with tech shares pushing the Nasdaq Composite to a record high. The dollar fell for a fifth day and Treasuries dipped.The S&P 500 Index headed toward its fifth-straight increase as Amazon.com Inc. shares reached $3,000 for the first time and Tesla Inc. extended a five-day rally to almost 40%. The dollar slid to the weakest since June 10 as risk-on sentiment sapped demand for havens and drove equities higher.The Stoxx Europe 600 Index climbed 1.6% while developing-nation stocks added 2.5% as a huge rally in Chinese markets pushed a global equity benchmark toward a one-month high.Stock markets started the week in an upbeat mood after a front-page editorial in China’s Securities Times on Monday said that fostering a “healthy” bull market after the pandemic is now more important to the economy than ever. The Shanghai Composite Index posted its biggest advance since 2015, fueling bullish spirits around the world, even as investors kept a wary eye on the coronavirus infections sweeping across parts of the U.S.China Stokes a Stock-Market Mania, Risking Repeat of 2015 Bubble“Investors have recognized that as bad as the economy in the U.S. is, it’s not as bad as what people thought it would look like in March and April,” said Nancy Prial, the co-chief executive officer at Essex Investment Management. “The market has started to sense we might see better than anticipated results fairly broadly across a wide spread of companies.”The MSCI World Index is now at the highest level since early June, with investors putting their faith in an economic recovery powered by historic government stimulus.But of course there’s a long way to go before the economy gets back to normal. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. cut estimates for U.S. growth this quarter and said consumer spending appears likely to stall this month and next. Still, economists led by Jan Hatzius said other economies have proved it’s possible to resume activity and changes in behavior such as wearing masks will help too.Elsewhere, copper was on the cusp of erasing this year’s losses after virus-related disruptions tightened supplies. Precious metals advanced.Alicia Levine, chief strategist at BNY Mellon Investment Management, said she’s telling clients to stay in the stock market amid stimulus measures from the Federal Reserve and U.S. government.“That is still our message,” Levine said in an interview on Bloomberg TV and Radio. “It’s extraordinary. I think we’re all scratching our heads, but the market is telling me you’ve got to be in it.”Here are some key events coming up:The EIA crude oil inventory report comes Wednesday.All eyes will be on the U.S. weekly jobless claims report on Thursday.Singapore holds its general election on Friday.These are the main moves in markets:StocksThe S&P 500 Index increased 1.2% as of 3:19 p.m. New York time.The Stoxx Europe 600 Index gained 1.6%.The MSCI Asia Pacific Index climbed 2.2%.The MSCI Emerging Market Index climbed 2.5%.CurrenciesThe Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index declined 0.3%.The euro gained 0.6% to $1.1311.The British pound rose 0.1% to $1.2491.The Japanese yen rose 0.2% to 107.32 per dollar.BondsThe yield on 10-year Treasuries rose one basis points to 0.68%.Germany’s 10-year yield was little changed at -0.44%.Britain’s 10-year yield rose one basis point to 0.2%.CommoditiesWest Texas Intermediate crude was little changed at $40.63 a barrel.Gold strengthened 0.6% to $1,785.79 an ounce.Copper rose 1.2% to $2.782 per pound.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.


DeepMap Named to Forbes AI 50 List of Most Promising Artificial Intelligence Companies  » 
6 Jul 2020, 19:19

DeepMap Named to Forbes AI 50 List of Most Promising Artificial Intelligence CompaniesDeepMap today announced it has been named to the Forbes AI 50, a list of the top private companies using artificial intelligence to transform industries. DeepMap develops scalable, high-integrity mapping solutions for autonomous driving.


Supreme Court rules presidential electors can be forced to uphold popular vote  » 
6 Jul 2020, 19:17

Supreme Court rules presidential electors can be forced to uphold popular voteThirty-two states require the people chosen on Election Day to cast ballots for the winner of their states' popular vote, but 18 states do not.


We're A Little Worried About Cyclerion Therapeutics's (NASDAQ:CYCN) Cash Burn Rate  » 
6 Jul 2020, 19:17

We're A Little Worried About Cyclerion Therapeutics's (NASDAQ:CYCN) Cash Burn RateEven when a business is losing money, it's possible for shareholders to make money if they buy a good business at the...


Trump Administration to Renew Attempt to End DACA This Week: Report  » 
6 Jul 2020, 19:16

Trump Administration to Renew Attempt to End DACA This Week: ReportThe Trump administration will re-up its attempt to end President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program this week after the Supreme Court blocked its latest effort last month, multiple sources told The Hill.One source who briefed The Hill on the latest developments said the White House had initially slated the renewed effort for last week, but pushed it back to this week. Speaking to Fox & Friends on Monday morning, White House chief of staff Mark Meadows signaled action was coming, saying “starting this week, you’ll see executive orders, you’ll see business that actually goes forward from the Oval Office when Congress doesn’t act.”In June, the Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision that the Trump administration’s attempt to end DACA violated the Administrative Procedure Act’s “arbitrary and capricious” standard and could not move forward. In response, President Trump said “nothing was lost or won” in the decision, adding that the court had “punted.”The program, which was instituted by President Obama in 2012, affects approximately 700,000 illegal aliens brought to the United States as children. Through DACA, participants can apply for renewable deportation deferrals and receive work eligibility, but are not given a path to citizenship.Under President Trump, the Department of Homeland Security has filed multiple memoranda — first in 2017 under then-acting DHS secretary Elaine Duke, and a follow-up in 2018 by former DHS secretary Kirstjen Nielsen — seeking to end the program, arguing that it is unconstitutional and cannot be maintained.Trump has previously said that “a deal will be made” with Democrats over the status of DACA’s participants if his administration was successful in ending the program. Former vice president Joe Biden has been outspoken in his defense of DACA, calling its participants “more American than most Americans” during a campaign event in January.


Crude Slips in the U.S. With Bleak Summer Demand Outlook  » 
6 Jul 2020, 19:15

Crude Slips in the U.S. With Bleak Summer Demand Outlook(Bloomberg) -- U.S. crude futures edged lower with investors concerned that lackluster demand through the summer months will weigh on the market’s recovery.As coronavirus infections rise across much of the U.S., major fuel-consuming states including California, Florida, Arizona and Texas have reimposed stricter measures to curb the spread. Gasoline demand could fall by 17% in July from the same time last year if lockdowns are reintroduced, according to JBC Energy GmbH.Drivers across the U.S. normally hit the road for the Independence Day holiday -- usually a high point for gasoline demand during the summer -- but the virus kept more people indoors. Domestic gasoline consumption during the long weekend was more than 20% below last year’s levels, according to GasBuddy.“The coronavirus impacts in the country are causing folks to hunker back down again,” said John Kilduff, a partner at Again Capital LLC, a New York hedge fund focused on energy. “This could be a real problem for the market going forward.”While the U.S. benchmark crude has doubled in value since April to just above the $40-a-barrel mark, futures are having trouble rallying beyond that level amid uncertainty over re-openings across the country.In Florida, Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez is planning an emergency order to close restaurants and gyms. Florida reported 206,447 Covid-19 cases on Monday, up 3.2% from a day earlier. In Texas, a county official is calling for a stay-home order once again in the Houston area.In global markets, Brent crude showed strength with demand faring better. Saudi Aramco lifted pricing for all of its crudes to Asia by $1 a barrel. Aramco also raised pricing to the U.S., where it’s reining in shipments, for a fourth month.“Brent is strengthening because of the Saudi price increase this morning and because European economies are re-opening and handling the Covid problem better than in the U.S.,” said Bob Yawger, director of the futures division at Mizuho Securities USA.Traffic congestion data -- a rough measure of automobile activity -- remains mixed, with some cities growing steadily busier and others slipping back. Of 13 world cities examined, traffic is heaviest in Shanghai and lightest in Mumbai. Congestion in Los Angeles on July 2, just before the Independence Day holiday, was 82% lower than a year ago.But in a warning sign for oil’s resurgence, the higher prices from OPEC’s largest producer come in the context of a refining industry that’s struggling to turn a profit. A refiner using Saudi Arabia’s flagship Arab Light crude in Singapore would currently make a loss with the most basic processing, according to Oil Analytics data.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.


Worldwide Industry for Epoxidized Soybean Oil to 2025 - Impact of COVID-19 on the Market  » 
6 Jul 2020, 19:15

Worldwide Industry for Epoxidized Soybean Oil to 2025 - Impact of COVID-19 on the MarketThe "Epoxidized Soybean Oil (ESBO) Market Insights 2020, Analysis and Forecast Global and Chinese Market to 2025, by Manufacturers, Regions, Technology, Application" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.


Another China Stock Call Traders Are Targeting  » 
6 Jul 2020, 19:14

Another China Stock Call Traders Are TargetingTME is a big mover as far as U.S.-listed Chinese stocks are concerned


Dakota Access Oil Line to Be Shut by Court in Blow for Trump  » 
6 Jul 2020, 19:14

Dakota Access Oil Line to Be Shut by Court in Blow for Trump(Bloomberg Law) -- The Dakota Access pipeline must shut down by Aug. 5, a district court ruled Monday in a stunning defeat for the Trump administration and the oil industry.The decision, which shuts the pipeline during a court-ordered environmental review that’s expected to extend into 2021, is a momentous win for American Indian tribes that have opposed the Energy Transfer LP project for years. It comes just a day after Dominion Energy Inc. and Duke Energy Corp. scuttled another project, the Atlantic Coast natural gas pipeline, after years of legal delays.Environmentalists have increasingly used the courts to try to block additional investment in fossil fuel infrastructure while they push for a clean energy transition. Tribes, landowners, and other project opponents have also complained about local impacts from construction and potential spills on or near their land.The sophisticated legal onslaught has led to delays and disruptions for several other pipelines, including Keystone XL. But Monday’s court order, if upheld on appeal, marks the first time a major, in-service oil pipeline will be forced to shutter because of environmental concerns.Energy Transfer said it’s “immediately pursuing all available legal and administrative processes” to challenge the decision.‘Historic Day’The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia said a crucial federal permit for Dakota Access fell too far short of National Environmental Policy Act requirements to allow the pipeline to continue operating while regulators conduct a broader analysis the court ordered in a previous decision.The ruling scraps a critical permit from the Army Corps of Engineers, and requires the pipeline to end its three-year run of delivering oil from North Dakota shale fields to an Illinois oil hub. Judge James E. Boasberg said Dakota Access must shut down the pipeline and empty it of oil by Aug. 5.“Today is a historic day for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the many people who have supported us in the fight against the pipeline,” tribal Chairman Mike Faith said in a statement. “This pipeline should have never been built here. We told them that from the beginning.”Boasberg acknowledged that the ruling would cause major disruptions for Dakota Access and the North Dakota drillers that supply its oil.“Yet, given the seriousness of the Corps’ NEPA error, the impossibility of a simple fix, the fact that Dakota Access did assume much of its economic risk knowingly, and the potential harm each day the pipeline operates, the Court is forced to conclude that the flow of oil must cease,” he wrote, referring to the National Environmental Policy Act.Energy Transfer said it plans to immediately ask Boasberg to freeze the decision, and will head to the U.S. Court of Appeals if that request is denied.The company said it’s confident “that once the law and full record are fully considered Dakota Access Pipeline will not be shut down and that oil will continue to flow.”The Army Corps referred questions about the ruling to the Justice Department, which didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment, including on whether it intends to appeal the ruling. But Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette slammed the ruling, and said the Trump administration would continue promoting U.S. energy infrastructure.“It is disappointing that, once again, an energy infrastructure project that provides thousands of jobs and millions of dollars in economic revenue has been shut down by the well-funded environmental lobby, using our Nation’s court system to further their agenda,” he said in a statement.DisruptionsKatie Bays, co-founder of Washington-based Sandhill Strategy LLC, said the court ruling “is likely to be enormously disruptive.” The Army Corps’ 18-month timeline for addressing flaws in its environmental review makes Energy Transfer “vulnerable to a change in administration and a more draconian policy towards oil pipelines,” she said.ClearView Energy Partners analyst Christine Tezak said “there is a strong possibility that the new Biden Administration could decide to not reissue the authorizations now that the permits have been vacated.”The ruling will also fuel litigation against other projects, as it “just totally overturns that conventional wisdom” that courts will never force in-service pipelines to shut down, said Southern Methodist University law professor James W. Coleman.“There’s no legal rule that says you won’t shut down an existing pipeline but people felt like that was such a constant that they could count on it,” he said.Coleman assigned 50% odds to the prospect that the D.C. Circuit would stay the lower court’s decision. Some analysts speculated odds as low as 30%.The pro-pipeline GAIN Coalition argued that Monday’s decision jeopardizes energy security, and said it’s confident “common sense will prevail and this decision will be stayed or overturned.” The American Petroleum Institute called for permitting reform.“Our nation’s outdated and convoluted permitting rules are opening the door for a barrage of baseless, activist-led litigation, undermining American energy progress and denying local communities the environmental, employment and economic benefits modern pipelines provide,” the oil industry group said.Energy Transfer’s shares fell as much as 13.8% Monday for the biggest intraday drop since mid-March.Continental Resources Inc., the shale producer founded by Harold Hamm, another prominent Trump supporter, also fell on the decision, as did Hess Corp. Both companies have significant operations in the Bakken shale field, and a shutdown of Dakota Access will make it harder for them to pipe their crude out of the basin.Physical sweet crude prices in the U.S. rose slightly against oil futures on Monday, as the closing of the pipeline means less oil supply. However, prices for oil produced in North Dakota have come under pressure as the loss of the conduit would mean less interest from buyers.Years of OppositionBoasberg’s decision comes after four years of litigation from tribes opposed to Dakota Access’ route across Lake Oahe, a dammed section of the Missouri River just a half-mile from the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in the Dakotas.The Standing Rock Sioux, Cheyenne River Sioux, and others sued the Army Corps for approving the water crossing in 2016, saying it put tribal water supplies and cultural resources at risk.Their frustrations triggered an outpouring of support from fellow tribes, indigenous advocates, and environmentalists from across the country. Thousands of pipeline opponents camped out in North Dakota for months to show their opposition.The Obama administration responded by withholding a final permit and committing to a new consultation process, but President Donald Trump quickly put Dakota Access back on track after taking office in 2017.Kelcy Warren, the billionaire chief executive officer of Energy Transfer, has long been a Trump fan. He recently hosted a fundraiser for the president’s re-election campaign at his private Dallas home.“My God, this is going to be refreshing,” Warren told investors two days after Trump won the last election.Despite high-profile opposition to Dakota Access, including from celebrities and some of Warren’s favorite musicians, the Energy Transfer founder has stood by the project, going so far as to say he talks about Dakota Access “like I talk about my son” earlier this year.“I’m so proud of that project,” he said.Trouble in CourtBut the district court in Washington found flaws in the government’s pipeline approval process. Boasberg ordered the Army Corps to conduct additional environmental review in mid-2017, but allowed the pipeline to remain in service during that time.Earlier this year, the court again identified shortcomings in the Army Corps’ review, concluding that the agency didn’t fully consider expert disagreement over the risk of an oil spill in Lake Oahe. The Army Corps must do an in-depth environmental impact statement for Dakota Access, the judge said.Boasberg issued the opinion in March and ordered both sides to submit new briefs explaining whether the pipeline should shut down in light of the decision.The default consequence for an agency violation of the National Environmental Policy Act is invalidation of the permit at issue, but legal precedent allows courts to balance that outcome against other factors, including how disruptive nixing a permit would be, and how likely an agency is to support its original decision after additional analysis.The Army Corps has said it expects to finish the court-ordered analysis in mid-2021.The case is Standing Rock Sioux Tribe v. Army Corps of Engineers, D.D.C., No. 1:16-cv-01534, 7/6/20.—With assistance from Sheela Tobben (Bloomberg News).To contact the reporter on this story: Ellen M. Gilmer (Bloomberg Law) in Washington at egilmer@bloombergindustry.com and Rachel Adams-Heard (Bloomberg News) in Houston at in Houston at radamsheard@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Gregory Henderson at ghenderson@bloombergindustry.com; Chuck McCutcheon at cmccutcheon@bloombergenvironment.com; Anna Yukhananov at ayukhananov@bloombergindustry.com(Adds comment from energy secretary in paragraph 13-14.)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.


Pilots Were Once in Short Supply. Now They're Losing Their Jobs.  » 
6 Jul 2020, 19:14

Pilots Were Once in Short Supply. Now They're Losing Their Jobs.Joshua Weinstein always wanted to be an airline pilot, but the industry was in crisis when he started college in 2002, so he became a middle school teacher instead.He loved that job, but after a decade of flying in his free time at a cost of tens of thousands of dollars, Weinstein began hearing more about a looming pilot shortage and left the classroom in 2018 to pursue his dream. It worked: In January, he started training to fly for ExpressJet, which operates regional flights for United Airlines. But the coronavirus pandemic, which devastated the airline business, could thin the ranks of pilots by the thousands and has already put the nascent careers of people like Weinstein on hold."The worst part right now is that the only thing we know is that nobody knows anything," he said. "There's uncertainty. We just don't know what happens next."For years, flight schools, airlines and experts encouraged people like Weinstein to become pilots. They promised young recruits a job that was lucrative and secure because thousands of pilots in their late 50s and early 60s would retire in the coming years and demand for travel would continue growing. The profession is still stacked with older aviators, but airlines are expected to make deep cuts in the coming months, and the pilots most at risk are those who are just starting out.While air travel has recovered somewhat, it is still only about one-fourth of what it was last year, according to airport security data. Most experts say the recovery will be slow and uneven because of a patchwork of travel bans and the unpredictable nature of the pandemic. The recent surge in coronavirus infections has already forced some governors to delay reopening their state economies and to shut down bars and other businesses. If cases continue to increase, as some public health experts fear, air travel could become a lot less appealing.To prepare for that uncertain future, the nation's largest airlines are stockpiling billions of dollars in cash. If ticket sales do not recover soon, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines and United have said they could resort to job cuts as soon as Oct. 1, the first day when airlines are free to eliminate jobs and reduce hours under a stimulus law that Congress approved in March.Airlines could lay off, furlough or reduce the hours of tens of thousands of pilots, cuts that would disproportionately fall on those who have less union seniority and training. Major airlines have already stopped hiring pilots after posting hundreds of openings in the first quarter of the year, according to Future & Active Pilot Advisors, a consulting firm.Several companies are offering buyout packages to avoid deeper cuts later. Southwest has acknowledged in discussions with its pilots union that the airline is likely overstaffed by more than 1,000 pilots. The company is offering several years of partial pay and benefits to those who agree to leave the company temporarily or permanently. Delta warned last week that it could furlough nearly 2,600 pilots and is offering early-retirement packages.Some pilots said the turmoil was nerve-racking, but those who have been in the profession for a while have come to expect it."You kind of know going in that aviation has high highs and low lows," said Lisa Archibald, 41, a Delta pilot and volunteer with the airline's pilot union, the Delta Master Executive Council. "You do it because you love what you do."Like Weinstein, Archibald arrived at the job by way of a detour. After graduating from Purdue University's School of Aviation and Transportation Technology, she was hired to fly at American Eagle, which American Airlines owns. But the job started days before the 2001 terrorist attacks, and she was furloughed after just a few weeks.About a year later, Archibald found a job piloting corporate jets, which she did for 15 years. She joined Delta in May 2017.Unsurprisingly, pilots are passionate about the profession. That is why they spend years in grueling training programs, trying to rack up the minimum flight hours and credentials needed to become airline pilots, at a cost of up to $100,000, not including the price of a college degree.Weinstein, 36, estimates that he easily spent between $50,000 and $70,000 on flight training, offset by what he earned working at the flight school and teaching middle school in New Jersey over a decade. At ExpressJet, first-year pilots earn a minimum $36,000 a year.Many pilots borrow tens of thousands of dollars to pay for their training, loans that can take years to pay off. While veteran pilots at the big airlines can make as much as $300,000 a year, starting salaries at regional airlines can be as low as $30,000, according to Future & Active Pilot Advisors. Most pilots typically spend several years at a regional outfit before making it to a larger carrier.The median salary for the country's nearly 125,000 airline and commercial pilots is about $121,000, according to federal data.In recent years, airlines were so worried about finding enough pilots that they took steps to secure a steady supply of workers. United, for example, said in February that it was buying a flight school in Phoenix in anticipation of a need to hire more than 10,000 pilots by 2029.Boeing's chief executive said last year that the pilot shortage was "one of the biggest challenges" facing the industry. Global demand was growing so quickly that airlines would need to hire 645,0000 pilots over the next two decades to keep up, about 131,000 of them in North America, Boeing predicted.Historically, most airline pilots cut their teeth in the military, but the armed forces have increased the minimum years that pilots must serve, said Mike Wiggins, chair of the department of aeronautical science at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. As a result, for the past decade or so, most new airline pilots have been civilians.The shortage was long in the making, but has been delayed time and time again, first by the 2001 terrorist attacks, then by the Great Recession and the Federal Aviation Administration's decision to raise the mandatory pilot retirement age to 65 from 60. The pandemic will likely push it further down the road."A lot of those dynamics are still going to be there," Wiggins said. "Obviously, the growth is not there right now. But the retirements are still going to be there. Time marches on."Weinstein knows those dynamics well. He had wanted to become a pilot since he toured a cockpit when he was 6, but his timing always seemed off. He started college just after the Sept. 11 attacks and graduated just as the Great Recession took hold.He finally landed a piloting job this year, but was told in May that ExpressJet was pausing training for him and dozens of other new pilots. So Weinstein has returned to working at the flight school where he learned to become a pilot, offering virtual instruction and flying when he can.He and Archibald have been in touch with people in their former careers, waiting to see how the next few months shape up and how their employers sort out what and how many jobs will remain after the federal stimulus ends.Whatever the outcome, Weinstein said, all that effort has been worth it."I have something to show for it because I did make it to the airlines and I did get hired and I did achieve that dream," he said. "And so part of me says not to regret a single moment of it, because I put my mind to something and I did it."This article originally appeared in The New York Times.(C) 2020 The New York Times Company


Tesla shares surge 10% as strong deliveries drive profit optimism  » 
6 Jul 2020, 19:11

Tesla shares surge 10% as strong deliveries drive profit optimismJMP Securities increased its price target to $1,500 from $1,050 after Tesla last Thursday reported higher-than-expected second-quarter vehicle deliveries, defying a trend of plummeting sales in the wider auto industry as the coronavirus pandemic slammed the global economy. "We believe that the question to be considered is not whether the stock is expensive on current valuation measures, but what the company’s growth and competitive position signal about the stock’s potential for the next several years," JMP Securities analyst Joseph Osha wrote in a client note, predicting that Tesla's annual sales could hit $100 billion by 2025. JPMorgan, which has an "underweight" rating on Tesla, raised its price target to $295 from $275, while Deutsche Bank upped its price target to $1,000 from $900.


Tesla shares surge 10% as strong deliveries drive profit optimism  » 
6 Jul 2020, 19:11

Tesla shares surge 10% as strong deliveries drive profit optimismJMP Securities increased its price target to $1,500 from $1,050 after Tesla last Thursday reported higher-than-expected second-quarter vehicle deliveries, defying a trend of plummeting sales in the wider auto industry as the coronavirus pandemic slammed the global economy. "We believe that the question to be considered is not whether the stock is expensive on current valuation measures, but what the company’s growth and competitive position signal about the stock’s potential for the next several years," JMP Securities analyst Joseph Osha wrote in a client note, predicting that Tesla's annual sales could hit $100 billion by 2025. JPMorgan, which has an "underweight" rating on Tesla, raised its price target to $295 from $275, while Deutsche Bank upped its price target to $1,000 from $900.


Sen. Chuck Grassley will skip the RNC for the first time in 40 years, citing coronavirus  » 
6 Jul 2020, 19:08

Sen. Chuck Grassley will skip the RNC for the first time in 40 years, citing coronavirusGrassley said it will be the first time he skips the convention since he was elected to the U.S. Senate.


Firm Linked to Pelosi’s Husband Got Virus Loan, U.S. Data Show  » 
6 Jul 2020, 19:04

Firm Linked to Pelosi’s Husband Got Virus Loan, U.S. Data Show(Bloomberg) -- A company tied to the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi showed up among hundreds of thousands of recipients of loans from the $669 billion Paycheck Protection Program.Nancy Pelosi’s spokesman described Paul Pelosi as an investor in the firm, which turned up in loan-level disclosures for the program that were released Monday by the Treasury Department and Small Business Administration. In addition, three foundations associated with congressional caucuses turned up as loan recipients.EDI Associates is listed as a recipient of a loan between $350,000 and $1 million. The same company was listed in Nancy Pelosi’s latest House financial disclosure report filed in May 2019, for the year 2018. Paul Pelosi is a businessman and investor.“He’s an investor. So, he was not aware the loan was applied for,” said spokesman Drew Hammill of Pelosi’s husband, emphasizing also that he was a limited investor.EDI Associates is listed in Pelosi’s disclosure form as located in Sonoma, California. It’s identified as a limited partnership with an investment in the El Dorado Hotel. The value of the asset on the form -- identified as belonging to Pelosi’s spouse -- is listed as between $250,001 and $500,000.A number of other companies tied to federal lawmakers have surfaced in previous media reports as having accepted loans from the program, which is part of the $2 trillion CARES Act that Congress passed to counter economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic.Pelosi had previously been a major critic of what she cast as the Trump administration’s concealment of PPP loan data. Last month, after the administration agreed to release some loan-level details, she praised the decision.‘Overdue Step’“The Trump administration’s concealment of PPP loan data was a disturbing sign of its complete indifference to ensuring that Paycheck Protection Program funds go first and foremost to the most vulnerable small businesses on Main Street,” she said on June 20, in a release. “Its reversal is an overdue step toward securing the transparency needed to ensure struggling small businesses, particularly minority, women and veteran-owned businesses, are getting the vital assistance they need to survive and retain their workers.”Four other House members surfaced in previous reports about businesses that took Paycheck Protection Program loans. Republicans Roger Williams and Vicky Hartzler and Democrats Susie Lee and Debbie Mucarsel-Powell have ties to companies that are either run by their families or employ their spouses as a senior executives.The SBA issued a rule that would allow lawmakers to bypass a conflict-of-interest review process in applying for the small business loans, a move that critics have said creates the potential for self-dealing and abuse. Typically, members of Congress and some other government employees have to seek approval from the SBA’s Standards of Conduct Committee if they are seeking aid for a company where they or a “household member” are an owner, officer, director or shareholder with at least a 10% stake.Congressional DisclosureThere’s been some movement in Congress to require lawmakers to disclose PPP loans. Senator Joni Ernst, an Iowa Republican, introduced legislation last month that would require lawmakers and their family members to disclose if they got a loan.“The PPP has saved countless businesses and the jobs of millions of Americans, but those in Congress who are voting on it — or any issue — where a potential conflict of interest may exist need to be upfront about it,” Ernst said in a statement. “The only reason to oppose this bill is if you have something to hide.”The data released Monday also show that the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute each received PPP loans of between $350,000 and $1 million. Both are nonprofit nonpartisan public policy, research and educational arms of the member caucuses.Erica Southerland, a spokeswoman for the CBC Foundation, had no immediate comment; a spokeswoman for the CHC Institute did not immediately respond to a request for comment.A spokesman for a third group that’s listed as receiving a loan for between $350,000 and $1 million, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.


What Is The Ownership Structure Like For Culp, Inc. (NYSE:CULP)?  » 
6 Jul 2020, 19:03

What Is The Ownership Structure Like For Culp, Inc. (NYSE:CULP)?The big shareholder groups in Culp, Inc. (NYSE:CULP) have power over the company. Large companies usually have...


SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Monteverde & Associates PC Announces an Investigation of Dime Community Bancshares, Inc. - DCOM  » 
6 Jul 2020, 19:02

SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Monteverde & Associates PC Announces an Investigation of Dime Community Bancshares, Inc. - DCOMJuan Monteverde, founder and managing partner at Monteverde & Associates PC, a national securities firm headquartered at the Empire State Building in New York City, is investigating Dime Community Bancshares, Inc. ("Dime" or the "Company") (NasdaqGS: DCOM) relating its combination with Bridge Bancorp, Inc. Under the terms of the agreement, Dime shareholders will receive 0.6480 shares of Bridge Bancorp common stock for each share of Dime common stock owned.


US Consumers Still Prefer In-Store To Online When Buying Diamonds, But Feeling Safe Is Key  » 
6 Jul 2020, 19:01

US Consumers Still Prefer In-Store To Online When Buying Diamonds, But Feeling Safe Is KeyMore than 62 per cent of US consumers would prefer to buy diamond jewellery at a physical store over buying online, as long as the environment is considered safe, according to new research published today by De Beers Group in the second of its Diamond Insight 'Flash' Reports, which seek to highlight the evolving consumer perspective in light of COVID-19.


Numbers-Matching 1969 Dodge Super Bee Ready To Win  » 
6 Jul 2020, 19:00

Numbers-Matching 1969 Dodge Super Bee Ready To WinThere’s no other Super Bee out there like it.


Global Ring Main Unit Market (2020 to 2025) - Growing Renewable Energy Sector Presents Opportunities  » 
6 Jul 2020, 19:00

Global Ring Main Unit Market (2020 to 2025) - Growing Renewable Energy Sector Presents OpportunitiesThe "Ring Main Unit Market by Type (Gas, Air, Oil, and Solid Dielectric), Installation (Outdoor, and Indoor), Application (Distribution Utilities, Industries, and Infrastructure & Transportation), Voltage Rating, and Region - Global Forecast to 2025" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.


Dionisio Gutiérrez is interviewed by FORBES Central America about the bail out of the economy after COVID-19  » 
6 Jul 2020, 19:00

Dionisio Gutiérrez is interviewed by FORBES Central America about the bail out of the economy after COVID-19In an interview for FORBES Central America, the businessman and president of Fundación Libertad y Desarrollo presented his analysis and opinion on the effects of the COVID-19 crisis on business, politics and society.


Coronavirus updates: NYC numbers drop despite reopening; baseball's testing struggles; New drug enters 'late-stage' trials  » 
6 Jul 2020, 18:52

Coronavirus updates: NYC numbers drop despite reopening; baseball's testing struggles; New drug enters 'late-stage' trialsNew York City opened wider and a White House official defended President Donald Trump's claim that 99% of coronavirus cases are "totally harmless."


Do Institutions Own Soliton, Inc. (NASDAQ:SOLY) Shares?  » 
6 Jul 2020, 18:50

Do Institutions Own Soliton, Inc. (NASDAQ:SOLY) Shares?If you want to know who really controls Soliton, Inc. (NASDAQ:SOLY), then you'll have to look at the makeup of its...


Analyst Sounds the Valuation Alarm Bell on Inovio’s Hot Stock  » 
6 Jul 2020, 18:50

Analyst Sounds the Valuation Alarm Bell on Inovio’s Hot StockAnd just like that, the tides have turned for Inovio Pharmaceuticals (INO). Shares of the high-flying biotech dropped last week by 31%, the vast majority of which came after the release of interim data from the early stage trial of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate, INO-4800.You could chalk the dip up to a classic case of “buy the rumor, sell the news,” but this sell-off was slightly more nuanced, with the lack of a clear good/bad story leaving a lot to interpretation.The company said that after giving participants two doses of the vaccine, 94% "demonstrated overall immune responses." What probably concerned investors was the fact that finer immune response details were missing. Specifically, how many patients produced neutralizing antibodies that could prevent a COVID-19 infection. This looks bad when compared to Pfizer/BioNTech, as they published a richly detailed report of their candidate’s progress on the same day.The full data is expected to be published in a medical journal in the near future. Meanwhile, at investment firm Maxim, analyst Naureen Quibria believes the data was “positive.”The analyst said, “In truth, while we don’t know what 'good' immunogenicity data should be, studies suggest that both T cell and antibody immune responses will be important for protection in both mild and serious infections, particularly given that most convalescent plasmas obtained from individuals that have recovered from COVID-19 do not appear to contain high levels of neutralizing activity (e.g., one study, published in Nature). However, reports have also highlighted that the virus-specific T cells found in convalescent patients can control the severity of their COVID-19 disease. As such, the early data for INO-4800 appear to be promising, in our view.”However, the analyst can’t ignore Inovio’s lofty valuation, which, along with the murky data, played a part in the sell-off. Even after last week’s drop, shares are still up by 540% since the turn of the year. Therefore, for Quibria, “the success of INO-4800 is priced into the shares.”Accordingly, Quibria downgraded Inovio from Buy to Hold, and took the price target off the table. (To watch Quibria’s track record, click here)Other analysts appear to be reading from the same page. Based on 2 Buys, 5 Holds and 1 Sell, Inovio has a Hold consensus rating. There’s small upside of 3% in the cards, should the average price target of $22 be met over the next 12 months. (See Inovio stock analysis on TipRanks)To find good ideas for stocks trading at attractive valuations, visit TipRanks’ Best Stocks to Buy, a newly launched tool that unites all of TipRanks’ equity insights.


Telehealth called a 'silver lining' of the COVID-19 pandemic. This time, it might stick  » 
6 Jul 2020, 18:45

Telehealth called a 'silver lining' of the COVID-19 pandemic. This time, it might stickTelehealth use surged from 8% of Americans in December to 29% in May as primary care, mental health and specialists turned to remote care due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Viking Mergers & Acquisitions: Highly Profitable Sign And Graphics Company For Sale  » 
6 Jul 2020, 18:45

Viking Mergers & Acquisitions: Highly Profitable Sign And Graphics Company For SaleViking Mergers is proud to announce a great opportunity for someone looking to purchase an established business with strong cash flows. This company is a highly successful, profitable, and well-established sign and graphics company that serves a growing marketplace of high propensity buying companies.


First Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger Continuation complete  » 
6 Jul 2020, 18:44

First Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger Continuation completeTwo years ago, Aston Martin announced a run of 25 DB5 Continuation cars that would be track-only reproductions of the gadget-laden DB5 from the James Bond movie "Goldfinger." A long gestation involved collaborating with Bond production house Eon Productions and longtime Bond stunt coordinator Chris Corbould on gadget reproductions. About six weeks ago the English luxury maker announced it had begun building the first DB5 from scratch and by hand, mainly using the same techniques that went into creating the original DB5, saying each car would need about 4,500 man-hours to fabricate.


GAM sales chief Rainsford exits in management revamp  » 
6 Jul 2020, 18:41

GAM sales chief Rainsford exits in management revampGAM Investments' head of sales and distribution, Tim Rainsford, is leaving the Swiss asset management group amid a management revamp, GAM said on Monday. Former BlackRock executive Jeremy Roberts will become global head of distribution, reporting to Chief Executive Peter Sanderson, as of Sept. 1. Roberts was co-head of EMEA retail sales and head of the UK retail business at BlackRock.


Tick disease with coronavirus-like symptoms is on the rise in Michigan  » 
6 Jul 2020, 18:41

Tick disease with coronavirus-like symptoms is on the rise in MichiganAfter a mild winter and warmer temperatures, ticks not only came out earlier than usual, but they're carrying a disease that has coronavirus-like symptoms.


The Rice Noodles Market is expected to grow by $ 855.18 million during 2020-2024 progressing at a CAGR of 6% during the forecast period  » 
6 Jul 2020, 18:40

The Rice Noodles Market is expected to grow by $ 855.18 million during 2020-2024 progressing at a CAGR of 6% during the forecast periodRice noodles market in APAC 2020-2024 The analyst has been monitoring the rice noodles market in APAC and it is poised to grow by $ 855.18 million during 2020-2024 progressing at a CAGR of 6% during the forecast period. Our reports on rice noodles market in APAC provides a holistic analysis, market size and forecast, trends, growth drivers, and challenges, as well as vendor analysis covering around 25 vendors. Read the full report: https://www.reportlinker.com/p05242223/?utm_source=PRN The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current APAC market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment. The market is driven by the increasing demand for gluten-free products in APAC and growing use of rice noodles in variety of cuisines. The rice noodles market in APAC market analysis includes product segment and geographic landscapes The rice noodles market in APAC is segmented as below: By Product • Rice vermicelli • Rice stick • Others By Geographic Landscapes • China • Thailand • Vietnam • Indonesia • Rest of APAC This study identifies the product launches as one of the prime reasons driving the rice noodles market in APAC growth during the next few years. The analyst presents a detailed picture of the market by the way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources by an analysis of key parameters. Our rice noodles market in APAC covers the following areas: • Rice noodles market in APAC sizing • Rice noodles market in APAC forecast • Rice noodles market in APAC industry analysis Read the full report: https://www.reportlinker.com/p05242223/?utm_source=PRN About Reportlinker ReportLinker is an award-winning market research solution. Reportlinker finds and organizes the latest industry data so you get all the market research you need - instantly, in one place. __________________________ Contact Clare: clare@reportlinker.com US: (339)-368-6001 Intl: +1 339-368-6001


Uber to buy Postmates for nearly $2.65B amid heightened demand for delivery due to coronavirus  » 
6 Jul 2020, 18:40

Uber to buy Postmates for nearly $2.65B amid heightened demand for delivery due to coronavirusAs demand for contactless delivery, take-out dining and other food delivery service options continues to soar amid the coronavirus pandemic, Uber has announced its $2.65 billion plan to acquire Postmates. After a failed attempt to acquire Grubhub last month, the popular ride-hailing service will deliver on a deal with another top food delivery service app. "Uber Technologies, Inc. and Postmates Inc. today announced that they have reached a definitive agreement under which Uber will acquire Postmates for approximately $2.65 billion in an all-stock transaction," the company said in a press release Monday.


Cardano at One-Year High on Shelley Upgrade  » 
6 Jul 2020, 18:37

Cardano at One-Year High on Shelley UpgradeThe eighth-largest cryptocurrency by market value jumped to $0.1021 on Saturday to hit its highest price level since June 2019. It has rallied by a staggering 170% in the second quarter, according to CoinDesk data.


IMCA Consortium to Accelerate Drug Discovery Welcomes Janssen  » 
6 Jul 2020, 18:37

IMCA Consortium to Accelerate Drug Discovery Welcomes JanssenThe Industrial Macromolecular Crystallography Association (IMCA), an association of pharmaceutical companies that leverages the power of high-energy X-rays to accelerate structural biology research for drug discovery, announced that Janssen Research & Development, LLC has joined IMCA. Operating for more than 25 years, IMCA is managed by the Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute (HWI), an international leader in structural biology.


The weekly $600 unemployment bonus that millions of Americans are relying on will end on July 31 unless Congress can agree on a plan to extend the payments  » 
6 Jul 2020, 18:37

The weekly $600 unemployment bonus that millions of Americans are relying on will end on July 31 unless Congress can agree on a plan to extend the paymentsDemocrats' plans appear to be dead in the water, but the Trump administration is mulling the idea of more stimulus payments or a return-to-work bonus.


Here's What Cue Biopharma, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:CUE) Shareholder Ownership Structure Looks Like  » 
6 Jul 2020, 18:36

Here's What Cue Biopharma, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:CUE) Shareholder Ownership Structure Looks LikeEvery investor in Cue Biopharma, Inc. (NASDAQ:CUE) should be aware of the most powerful shareholder groups. Large...


Traders Dump $2.6 Billion in Junk-Bond ETFs Amid Virus Angst  » 
6 Jul 2020, 18:34

Traders Dump $2.6 Billion in Junk-Bond ETFs Amid Virus Angst(Bloomberg) -- The surge in coronavirus cases has bond ETF investors shedding their riskier holdings in favor of the safety of U.S. government debt.Over $2.6 billion exited from junk-bond exchange-traded funds last week, in addition to the $5.6 billion that fled from high-yield mutual funds. The $11 billion SPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond ETF (JNK)’s $746 million outflow led the way, followed by a $609 million withdrawal from the $27 billion iShares iBoxx High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (HYG).On the other end of the risk spectrum, Treasury-focused funds were a clear beneficiary of the renewed haven demand. BlackRock Inc.’s $22 billion iShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF (IEF) posted a weekly inflow of over $2 billion -- the largest since January 2019 -- while the $4.2 billion SPDR Portfolio Intermediate Term Treasury ETF (SPTI) absorbed $1.8 billion.The rotation into higher-quality debt shows investors are taking a “pause for breath” as policy makers grapple with a balance between containing the spreading virus and resuming economic activity, according to Principal Global Investors. In addition to the U.S. resurgence, the pace of new infections in Tokyo, Iran and elsewhere is raising concerns about a fresh virus wave globally. “In that environment, many investors would prefer to be out of riskier assets and find more solace in investment grade and sovereign debt, and will wait for a good opportunity to rebuild their risk positions at a better price,” said Seema Shah, Principal’s chief strategist.Even as stocks rally, fixed-income investors are reassessing the outlook for the riskier parts of the bond markets amid the resurgence after the Federal Reserve sparked the asset class’s best returns in a decade. The central bank said in early April that it would begin buying high-yield ETFs to keep credit flowing, spurring billions in front-running flows.But now that the Fed is shifting its purchases from credit ETFs to individual corporate bonds, others think the junk-bond ETF outflows may be more mechanical. The Fed has less need to buy funds like JNK and HYG now, which means that the dealers facilitating those trades have less need to hold them, according to Mizuho International Plc.“To initially facilitate the Fed’s flow, dealers would have gone long ETF inventory,” said Peter Chatwell, Mizuho’s head of multi-asset strategy. “Then, when the Fed’s flow moved into single name bonds, it would have made more sense to hold bond inventory instead.”(Updates with virus news in fourth paragraph.)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.


U.S. Postal Service Reveals Addition to 2020 Stamp Program  » 
6 Jul 2020, 18:33

U.S. Postal Service Reveals Addition to 2020 Stamp ProgramPostal Service Reveals Addition to 2020 Stamp ProgramPR NewswireWASHINGTON, July 6, 2020New Stamps Celebrate InnovationWASHINGTON, July 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The U. Postal Service today announced the addition of the Innovation stamps to its 2020 stamp releases.


ConsenSys, Polychain, Tron, CipherTrace: Blockchain Startups Got $18M+ in US ‘PPP’ Bailout Loans  » 
6 Jul 2020, 18:30

ConsenSys, Polychain, Tron, CipherTrace: Blockchain Startups Got $18M+ in US ‘PPP’ Bailout LoansAt least 45 crypto and blockchain startups, ranging from Bittrex to the Electric Coin Company, received U.S. Paycheck Protection Program loans, new filings show.


6 China ETFs From 3 Sectors That Emerged Winners in June  » 
6 Jul 2020, 18:30

6 China ETFs From 3 Sectors That Emerged Winners in JuneA host of China ETFs outperformed in June. These funds come mainly from the technology, healthcare and clean energy segments.


The Global Venturi Mask Market is expected to grow by $ 1.12 bn during 2020-2024 progressing at a CAGR of 13% during the forecast period  » 
6 Jul 2020, 18:30

The Global Venturi Mask Market is expected to grow by $ 1.12 bn during 2020-2024 progressing at a CAGR of 13% during the forecast periodGlobal Venturi Mask Market 2020-2024 The analyst has been monitoring the venturi mask market and it is poised to grow by $ 1.12 bn during 2020-2024 progressing at a CAGR of 13% during the forecast period. Our reports on the venturi mask market provides a holistic analysis, market size and forecast, trends, growth drivers, and challenges, as well as vendor analysis covering around 25 vendors. Read the full report: https://www.reportlinker.com/p05115005/?utm_source=PRN The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current global market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment. The market is driven by the increasing adoption of homecare and marketing strategies of vendors. In addition, the prevalence of chronic respiratory disorders is anticipated to boost the growth of the market as well. The venturi mask market analysis includes application segment and geographic landscape. The venturi mask market is segmented as below: By Application • COPD • Asthma • Others By Geographic Landscapes • North America • Europe • Asia • ROW This study identifies the increasing focus on improved product designs as one of the prime reasons driving the venturi mask market growth during the next few years. Also, increasing online marketing services, and increasing healthcare expenditure will lead to sizable demand in the market. The analyst presents a detailed picture of the market by the way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources by an analysis of key parameters. Our venturi mask market covers the following areas: • Venturi mask market sizing • Venturi mask market forecast • Venturi mask market industry analysis Read the full report: https://www.reportlinker.com/p05115005/?utm_source=PRN About Reportlinker ReportLinker is an award-winning market research solution. Reportlinker finds and organizes the latest industry data so you get all the market research you need - instantly, in one place. __________________________ Contact Clare: clare@reportlinker.com US: (339)-368-6001 Intl: +1 339-368-6001


Dyndrite Welcomes Additive Industry Veteran Stephen Anderson as VP of Business Development  » 
6 Jul 2020, 18:30

Dyndrite Welcomes Additive Industry Veteran Stephen Anderson as VP of Business DevelopmentDyndrite™, providers of the core 3D geometry kernel being used to create next generation additive hardware and software, today announced the appointment of Stephen Anderson as Vice President of Business Development. His appointment has also enabled the opening of a new Dyndrite office in the UK.


Global Castor Oil Ethoxylate Market Insights (2020 to 2025) - Analysis and Forecast for the Global and Chinese Markets  » 
6 Jul 2020, 18:30

Global Castor Oil Ethoxylate Market Insights (2020 to 2025) - Analysis and Forecast for the Global and Chinese MarketsThe "Castor Oil Ethoxylate Market Insights 2020, Analysis and Forecast Global and Chinese Market to 2025, by Manufacturers, Regions, Technology, Application" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.


Dr. Murray Rebner is being recognized by Continental Who's Who  » 
6 Jul 2020, 18:26

Dr. Murray Rebner is being recognized by Continental Who's WhoDr. Murray Rebner is being recognized by Continental Who's Who as a Distinguished Medical Professional in the field of Radiology and acknowledgment of his dedication and commitment as a Diagnostic Radiologist at Beaumont Health.


Supreme Court rules against law allowing debt-collection robocalls to cell phones  » 
6 Jul 2020, 18:25

Supreme Court rules against law allowing debt-collection robocalls to cell phonesThe US Supreme Court decided today that debt collectors can no longer make robocalls to cell phones (via Ars Technica). In doing so, the court has ruled that the prior provision to the law violated the First Amendment by favoring debt-collection speech over other kinds of speech. The law cited here is the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) of 1991 which prohibits almost all robocalls to cell phones.


BBVA Research publishes July U.S. Regional Outlook, June employment report  » 
6 Jul 2020, 18:24

BBVA Research publishes July U.S. Regional Outlook, June employment reportThe BBVA Research team has published two reports: its U.S. Regional Outlook for July, highlighting key factors impacting regional economies, along with its economic analysis of the U.S. employment report. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact job growth and other economic indicators.


Will Weakness in CSW Industrials, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:CSWI) Stock Prove Temporary Given Strong Fundamentals?  » 
6 Jul 2020, 18:22

Will Weakness in CSW Industrials, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:CSWI) Stock Prove Temporary Given Strong Fundamentals?CSW Industrials (NASDAQ:CSWI) has had a rough month with its share price down 11%. However, a closer look at its sound...


Dr. Marty J. Harderson, DDS, is recognized by Continental Who's Who  » 
6 Jul 2020, 18:21

Dr. Marty J. Harderson, DDS, is recognized by Continental Who's WhoDr. Marty J. Harderson, DDS, is being recognized by Continental Who's Who as a Leading Dental Professional for his outstanding work ethic in the field of Medicine and acknowledgment of his unwavering devotion as a Dentist at his Private Practice.


The Global Private Label Food and Beverages Market is expected to grow by $ 215.81 bn during 2020-2024 progressing at a CAGR of 6% during the forecast period  » 
6 Jul 2020, 18:20

The Global Private Label Food and Beverages Market is expected to grow by $ 215.81 bn during 2020-2024 progressing at a CAGR of 6% during the forecast periodGlobal Private Label Food and Beverages Market 2020-2024 The analyst has been monitoring the private label food and beverages market and it is poised to grow by $ 215.81 bn during 2020-2024 progressing at a CAGR of 6% during the forecast period. Our reports on private label food and beverages market provides a holistic analysis, market size and forecast, trends, growth drivers, and challenges, as well as vendor analysis covering around 25 vendors. Read the full report: https://www.reportlinker.com/p05136841/?utm_source=PRN The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current global market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment. The market is driven by the increasing dollar value share of private-label brands, premiumization of private-label food and beverage products, and private-label vendors expansion of geographic presence and product line extension. In addition, increasing dollar value share of private-label brands is anticipated to boost the growth of the market as well. The private label food and beverages market analysis includes product segment and geographic landscapes The private label food and beverages market is segmented as below: By Product • Food • Beverages By Geographic Landscapes • North America • Europe • APAC • MEA • South America This study identifies increasing online presence of private-label brands as one of the prime reasons driving the private label food and beverages market growth during the next few years. Also, expansion of private-label brands into specialty products, and integration of technology to create collaborative retail business network will lead to sizable demand in the market. "The analyst presents a detailed picture of the market by the way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources by an analysis of key parameters. Our private label food and beverages market covers the following areas: • Private label food and beverages market sizing • Private label food and beverages market forecast • Private label food and beverages market industry analysis" Read the full report: https://www.reportlinker.com/p05136841/?utm_source=PRN About Reportlinker ReportLinker is an award-winning market research solution. Reportlinker finds and organizes the latest industry data so you get all the market research you need - instantly, in one place. __________________________ Contact Clare: clare@reportlinker.com US: (339)-368-6001 Intl: +1 339-368-6001


2021 BMW M3 and M4 grilles spied on road-going prototypes  » 
6 Jul 2020, 18:20

2021 BMW M3 and M4 grilles spied on road-going prototypesNow that BMW has let the media get its hands on early prototypes of the upcoming 2021 M3 and M4, its development engineers have removed quite a bit of camouflage from its road-test prototypes, and the result is, well, pretty much what we expected. While previous prototypes have worn thick, squared-off camo sheets that obscured both the nostrils and lower front bumper intakes, these new photos reveal the contours of both front bumpers in explicit detail. It's unusual for us to get our hands on new cars like these before the world has a chance to digest their aesthetics, but in this rare instance, we actually know better how the new BMW M3 sedan and M4 coupe will drive than how they will look.





Technology

PHOTOS: Fluorescent turtle embryo wins forty-fifth annual Nikon Small World Competition  » 
21 Oct 2019, 15:01

PHOTOS: Fluorescent turtle embryo wins forty-fifth annual Nikon Small World CompetitionThe winners of the 45th annual competition showcase a spectacular blend of science and artistry under the microscope.


7 tax scams to watch out for this year  » 
7 Apr 2019, 12:00

7 tax scams to watch out for this yearIn case wringing your hands over the tax man weren’t enough, criminals are out there trying to swipe your hard-earned cash and personal information from right under your nose.


Mother Angry After School's Robocall Keeps Mispronouncing Daughter's Name As A Racial Slur  » 
2 Nov 2017, 18:48

Mother Angry After School's Robocall Keeps Mispronouncing Daughter's Name As A Racial SlurThe daughter's name is Nicarri.


What the CIA thinks of your anti-virus program  » 
8 Mar 2017, 18:46

What the CIA thinks of your anti-virus programPARIS (AP) — Peppering the 8,000 pages of purported Central Intelligence Agency hacking data released Tuesday by WikiLeaks are reviews of some of the world's most popular anti-virus products.


Google Patents Sticky Car Hood to Trap Pedestrians in a Collision  » 
19 May 2016, 21:58

Google Patents Sticky Car Hood to Trap Pedestrians in a CollisionThe patent calls for a giant sticker to be placed on the front end of a vehicle, with a special coating over the layer that is only broken when something collides with the vehicle, exposing the adhesive and helping the colliding object to remain on the vehicle. The idea is to prevent a pedestrian from being thrown after the impact and potentially sustaining even more injuries.


Relax, Your Instagram Feed Likely Won't Change Tomorrow  » 
29 Mar 2016, 0:51

Relax, Your Instagram Feed Likely Won't Change TomorrowRelax, your Instagram feed likely isn't changing tomorrow.The great "Insta-freakout" of 2016 was unleashed this morning by a slew of celebrities, bloggers and social media aficionados after they alerted followers to turn on post notifications for future access to their photos, videos and messages. ...


'Hack the Pentagon' and get paid legally in new program  » 
2 Mar 2016, 19:10

'Hack the Pentagon' and get paid legally in new programAttention hackers: Time to re-watch “WarGames” and crack your knuckles, the Pentagon is about to pay you to break into some government systems.


Elon Musk's Hyperloop Vision Could Be Ready for Passengers by 2018  » 
22 Jan 2016, 0:29

Elon Musk's Hyperloop Vision Could Be Ready for Passengers by 2018The Hyperloop, Elon Musk's vision of launching humans through pods inside a high-speed transportation system, could be ready for passengers by 2018, according to a company building a transportation track in California. One company working to make Musk's vision a reality, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, said it has filed for construction permits in Quay Valley, California, for a 5-mile track. "We are announcing the filing of the first building permit to Kings County to the building of the first full-scale hyperloop, not a test track," Bibop Gresta, the chief operating officer of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, said today at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, during a CNBC/TradeShift event.


Avowed Apple Fan Jeb Bush Realizes His Apple Watch Can Take Phone Calls  » 
13 Jan 2016, 23:22

Avowed Apple Fan Jeb Bush Realizes His Apple Watch Can Take Phone CallsJeb Bush's love of Apple products has been widely documented, and the Republican presidential candidate continues to wear his Apple Watch on the campaign trail. Yesterday, in a meeting with The Des Moines Register editorial board documented by USA Today, Bush stumbled upon a feature he didn’t realize his smartwatch was capable of: taking phone calls. Somehow Bush managed to take a call without picking up his iPhone, and the sound of a person’s voice saying hello breaks through the meeting noise, to which Bush responds, “My watch can’t be talking.”


Man Proposes by Text Message While Stranded at Chicago's O’Hare Airport  » 
29 Dec 2015, 17:52

Man Proposes by Text Message While Stranded at Chicago's O’Hare AirportAn Arizona man waiting to fly home to propose to his girlfriend was forced to propose to her via text message after spending 50 hours stranded at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. Danny Roderique, of Phoenix, had the diamond engagement ring in his pocket but the delay got in the way of the proposal he’d planned. “I’ve been stranded now in the airport for 50 hours,” Roderique told a reporter from ABC affiliate WLS-TV while still waiting at O’Hare on Monday.


Twitter Warns Some Users Over Possible Government Hacking  » 
14 Dec 2015, 19:02

Twitter Warns Some Users Over Possible Government HackingIt's unclear how many people received a letter from Twitter. In October, Facebook said it would begin issuing alerts to users who the social network believes are being targeted by state-sponsored hackers, according to a message posted by Alex Stamos, Facebook's chief security officer.


Facebook Notifications Get Even More Personal  » 
27 Oct 2015, 21:16

Facebook Notifications Get Even More PersonalFacebook notifications may now be your first stop in the morning to catch up on everything from friends' news to weather, sports scores and what to expect later in the day. The social network announced this week it will be rolling out expanded, personalized notifications in the Facebook across iOS and Android devices for users in the United States. The mobile update is bringing a set of new card-like notifications that will include information such as sports scores for teams you have liked, TV shows, weather information and friends' life events, among other updates.


How to Tell Which Apps Are Draining Your iPhone Battery  » 
16 Oct 2015, 21:24

How to Tell Which Apps Are Draining Your iPhone BatterySome iOS 9 users have complained Facebook's app has been excessively eating away at their battery life, even when the background app refresh setting is disabled. It's unclear what possible issue may be causing the battery drain. Tapping the list will show how much of the battery drain was spent when the app was running in the background.


Armed Robbery Suspect Tries Using Uber as Getaway Car, Police Say  » 
12 Oct 2015, 4:42

Armed Robbery Suspect Tries Using Uber as Getaway Car, Police SayA 23-year-old man suspected of armed robbery tried to take an Uber car to help him get away after he held up a store outside Baltimore, police said. The suspect, Dashawn Terrell Cochran, was at a store in Parkville, Maryland, early Wednesday morning when he allegedly took a bottle of Tylenol cold medicine to the register, the Baltimore County Police Department said. Cochran was seen getting into the back of a silver Lexus, and when officers pulled the car over, the driver said he was an Uber driver, police said.


Drone Popularity Draws Concern From Pilots, Federal Officials  » 
1 Oct 2015, 16:53

Drone Popularity Draws Concern From Pilots, Federal OfficialsRoughly 700,000 drones are expected to be sold in the United States this year, according to the Consumer Electronics Association. The Federal Aviation Administration plans to meet with Walmart, which has 19 different kinds of drones for sale on its website, to teach salespeople about what it should tell its customers about safe drone operation. The Consumer Electronics Association projects the U.S. drone market to climb above $100 million in revenue this year, an increase of more than 50 percent from last year’s total.


Carly Fiorina: Why She Wants Everyone to Throw Out Their Flip Phones  » 
28 Sep 2015, 21:02

Carly Fiorina: Why She Wants Everyone to Throw Out Their Flip PhonesCarly Fiorina is putting flip phone users on notice: You’re going to have to upgrade under a President Fiorina. “How many of you have a flip phone?” Fiorina recently asked a town hall in South Carolina. It’s all part of a vision the Republican presidential candidate has to give citizens a direct line of communication – literally – to the president.


How a 'Programming Error' Led to an Oregon Couple's $2 Million Cell Phone Bill  » 
24 Sep 2015, 1:44

How a 'Programming Error' Led to an Oregon Couple's $2 Million Cell Phone BillA couple in Oregon say they spent 10 months trying to clear up a whopping $2 million phone bill, which they say has prevented them from buying the home of their dreams. Ken Slusher and his girlfriend, of Damascus, Oregon, have a balance of $2,156,593.64 on a Verizon Wireless bill that was for a wireless account that they opened in November. "Yeah, it's been very stressful to say the least," Slusher told KPTV.com.


Social media welcomes Pope Francis to the United States  » 
22 Sep 2015, 23:29

Social media welcomes Pope Francis to the United StatesPope Francis gets the social media treatment upon arriving in the U.S. Tuesday. As Pope Francis’s flight touched down in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, Twitter unveiled a new batch of emojis created for the highly anticipated papal visit. Until his departure from the United States on Sunday, Twitter users chronicling the Catholic leader’s East Coast journey will be able to include a cartoon image of the Pope’s face in front of the American flag on all Pope-related tweets by using the hashtag #PopeinUS.






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