Myanmar garment workers urge global brands to denounce coup
Myanmar garment workers urge global brands to denounce coup
London's Royal Albert Hall, the O2 concert space and dozens of venues and events organisations backed a COVID-19 certification scheme to help reopen the economy ahead of the results of a government consultation. Britain's government is examining the role that certifying the COVID-free status of people attending shows and other events could play in its plans to lift most pandemic restrictions by June 21. On Friday, groups including gig organisers and indoor sports venues published a letter supporting the use of such a scheme.
COVID-19 infections in adults of all ages fell by 65% after a first dose of AstraZeneca or Pfizer vaccine in UK research, which scientists said showed the real-world impact of the nation's immunisation campaign against the pandemic. Crucially, the research was conducted at a time when a new and more infectious variant of the coronavirus, called B1.1.7, was dominant in Britain, but still found vaccination was just as effective in elderly people and those with underlying health conditions as it was in the young and healthy. "These real-world findings are extremely promising," health minister James Bethell said in a statement as the data were published.
Red-hot striker Kelechi Iheanacho scored an 11th goal in his last eight games in all competitions as Leicester City poured more misery on woeful West Bromwich Albion with an emphatic 3-0 Premier League win at the King Power Stadium on Thursday. Jamie Vardy and Jonny Evans were also on target for the home side, who stayed third on 59 points from 32 games, four clear of fourth-placed Chelsea and West Ham United and on course for Champions League qualification. Second-bottom West Brom look as though they will be playing Championship football next season having been unable to make up ground on those above of them.
Eight investment banks, including JPMorgan and Credit Suisse, made the list of the top 25 best-paying companies, as did seven tech firms including Salesforce and Facebook.
The U.S. Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly passed a hate crimes bill to combat violence against Asian Americans in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The rare bipartisan vote in the evenly divided chamber was 94 to 1 with Republican Senator Josh Hawley the only no vote. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer praised the vote at a news conference Thursday. “This legislation sends a dual message to our Asian American community - we will not tolerate violence and bigotry against you. And to those who perpetrate the violence and bigotry, we're going to pursue you to the fullest extent of the law.” Reports of violence against Asian Americans have spiked since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.Activists and police said anti-Asian sentiment was fed by comments from former President Donald Trump blaming the pandemic on China using terms such as “kung flu.”.[DONALD TRUMP, JUNE 23, 2020] "I can name Kung Flu, I can name..."The bill, authored by Democratic Senator Mazie Hirono and Representative Grace Meng who are both Asian-American, designates a Justice Department employee to expedite a review of hate crimes reported to police during the COVID-19 pandemic.It also provides guidance for local law enforcement agencies to report hate crimes, expand public education campaigns and combat discriminatory language in describing the pandemic.The measure must now pass the House of Representatives, where Democrats hold a clear majority.President Joe Biden has also called for its passage.
More than 60 central banks have announced central bank digital currency projects since 2014.
Lionel Messi scored twice as Barcelona crushed Getafe 5-2 on Thursday to stay in the hunt for the La Liga title. Messi gave Barca an early lead with the help of a pin-point pass from Sergio Busquets but Getafe pulled level with an own goal by Clement Lenglet. The visitors then conceded a calamitous own goal when Sofian Chakla's backpass deceived keeper David Soria and trickled over the line.
"Mortal Kombat" star Ludi Lin talks Asian representation and the many Easter eggs in store for fans.
This central Asian wild horse species was once near extinctionNow these four Przewalski’s horses have a new home at the Prague Zoowhere they will be a part of a special breeding programto rebuild their numbers in the steppes of central Asia(SOUNDBITE) (Czech) PRAGUE ZOO DIRECTOR, MIROSLAV BOBEK, SAYING: "This whole project aims to recreate the steppe environment here with its original fauna and flora with the horses' help. For now, we have four mares in an area of almost 20 hectares. A stallion will come here too, when the situation stabilizes. And well, we expect that then we will also have some foals. But it will be one stud of Przewalski's horses that will live off what they can graze in this area."The zoo released the horses on a 50-acre plainwhile it rebuilds their permanent stable
KUALA LUMPUR, April 23 — More Malaysians are unsure today as to who they wish to vote for if a general election is called soon, according to a survey by research outfit Invoke Malaysia. A little...
US showjumper Andrew Kocher was banned for 10 years by the International Equestrian Federation on Thursday for using electric spurs on horses, the US federation "unequivocally" supporting the punishment.
The U.S. Transportation Department is moving to reverse former President Donald Trump's bid to end California's ability to set its own automobile tailpipe pollution standards. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which is part of the DOT, said Thursday it is proposing to withdraw a rule rule meant to stop states from setting their own requirements for greenhouse gases, zero emissions vehicles and fuel economy. The change, if approved after the agency takes public comments, would allow California and 15 states that follow its standards to set their own rules.
Pittsburgh Pirates rookie third baseman Ke'Bryan Hayes aggravated a left wrist injury sustained on the opening weekend of the season. Todd Tomczyk, the team's director of sports medicine, said Hayes felt pain while swinging at a pitch on Wednesday as he prepared to return from the 10-day injured list. Hayes, 24, was injured during an at-bat on April 3 in a 5-1 loss to the Cubs in Chicago.
Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects unveil a new park at Georgia Tech that commemorates a crucial Civil Rights site.
Hilltop Holdings (HTH) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 33.94% and 10.15%, respectively, for the quarter ended March 2021. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?
PCB Bancorp (PCB) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 37.50% and 2.10%, respectively, for the quarter ended March 2021. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?
Boulogne-sur-Mer, France (Reuters) - French trawlermen angered by the slow issuance of licenses to fish inside British waters after Brexit on Thursday blocked lorries carrying UK-landed fish as they arrived in Boulogne-sur-Mer, Europe's largest seafood processing centre. Britain's post-Brexit trade deal with the European Union allowed the bloc's fishermen to keep fishing deep into British waters, but only once they had received a license. Those licenses were expected to be issued swiftly but instead some 80% of the French fleet in the northern Hauts-de-France region, from whose coastline Britain's southern shores are visible, were still waiting, French fishermen said.
Capstar Financial (CSTR) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 13.64% and -1.34%, respectively, for the quarter ended March 2021. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?
Boston Private Financial (BPFH) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of -31.58% and 3.74%, respectively, for the quarter ended March 2021. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?
Employers Holdings (EIG) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 15.91% and 1.64%, respectively, for the quarter ended March 2021. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?