Portugal's government was urged to transfer COVID-19 patients abroad on Tuesday as deaths hit a record high and the oxygen supply system of a large hospital near Lisbon partly failed from overuse. President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa told a news conference there was no need to create "alarm" about the idea of international aid but added: "We know there is the availability of friendly countries to help."
South Korea's LG Display Co Ltd on Wednesday reported a bigger than expected profit in the fourth quarter, as increased shipments of Apple Inc's new iPhones helped drive the firm's second consecutive quarterly profit. The Apple supplier posted an operating profit of 685 billion won ($622 million) in the fourth quarter of 2020, compared with a loss of 422 billion won in the same period a year earlier. Analysts said the profit rise was driven by increased shipments for organic light-emitting diode (OLED) panels for Apple Inc's new iPhone 12 and higher prices for liquid-crystal display (LCD) panels.
Italy was hit hard by Covid-19. Through the spring of 2020, the restrictive country-wide measures imposed by the government earned international praise, and by the summer, the country’s response to the virus was hailed as a model. Since the fall, the coronavirus second wave has found the country unprepared and vulnerable.
Betis striker Iglesias scored in either half during the extra period to send the home side into the quarter-finals, after Sergio Canales' 79th-minute equaliser cancelled out Sociedad forward Mikel Oyarzabal's early opener. Sociedad had midfielder Asier Illarramendi sent off early in the second half in only his second match since returning from a 17-month injury layoff, while Betis forward Antonio Sanabria was also dismissed in the 76th minute also for a second booking.
Matt James may have had a rocky start as the 25th (and only Black) lead of ABC’s top-rated dating show “The Bachelor,” premiering with ratings lows, but for the past four Monday nights, fans have been flocking to watch Bachelor Nation’s latest newcomer seal one-on-ones with kisses, give out coveted group date roses, say hello […]
The USC Libraries has announced this year’s finalists for the 33rd annual USC Libraries Scripter Award, which recognizes the most accomplished film and episodic series adaptations. The 2021 Scripter selection committee chose the finalists from a wide selection of 87 films and 65 episodic series adaptations. The finalist writers for film adaptation are: Mike Makowsky for […]
Aid distribution increased in Sanaa on Tuesday after the United States the day before approved all transactions involving Yemen's Houthi movement for the next month. The move comes as Washington is reviewing the Trump administration’s designation of the Iran-aligned group as a foreign terrorist organization which has slowed down aid to the war-torn country. But for those collecting grains and other food items from the World Food Programme distribution center, they say they need more. Ayman Ahmed is a displaced man from the city of Hodeidah: "We call on all organizations to distribute monthly like before. Right now, we have not received anything for the past two months, no food or anything else. This isn't enough for us, not for our children." Nabil Al-Qudsy is a public relations manager at the distribution center: "Food packages have been reduced by 50 percent and that has deteriorated the situation for people. People are getting poorer day by day and if someone gets a package this month, they don't get one the next month and that has doubled people's suffering in Yemen.” Former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blacklisted the Houthis last Tuesday - a day before President Joe Biden took office - despite warnings from the United Nations and aid groups that it would push Yemen into a large-scale famine. The Trump administration exempted aid groups, the United Nations, the Red Cross and the export of agricultural commodities, medicine and medical devices from its designation, but U.N. officials said the carve-outs were not enough and called for the decision to be revoked. On Monday, thousands of Yemenis protested in the Houthi-held capital of Sanaa over the Trump administration's decision. A Saudi Arabia-led military coalition intervened in Yemen in 2015, backing government forces fighting the Houthis in a war widely seen as a proxy conflict between U.S. ally Saudi Arabia and Iran. U.N. officials are trying to revive peace talks to end the war as Yemen's suffering is also worsened by an economic collapse and the COVID-19 pandemic. The United Nations describes Yemen as the world's biggest humanitarian crisis, with 80% of its people in need.
Juries in criminal trials in England and Wales should be cut from 12 to seven members to help tackle a backlog of more than 54,000 cases that has rapidly worsened during the COVID-19 pandemic, the opposition Labour Party said on Tuesday. Criminal justice watchdogs have been warning of dire consequences from lengthy delays to trials, with victims losing faith in the system, witnesses' memories fading and defendants' lives on hold. "The justice system is facing its gravest crisis since World War Two," said David Lammy, Labour's justice policy chief.
“Martha: A Picture Story,” a feature documentary about trailblazing graffiti and street photographer Martha Cooper, has been acquired for North American distribution by Utopia. Cooper was an American photojournalist and the first female staff photographer at the New York Post in the 1970s. She is best known for capturing New York City graffiti in the […]
AMC Theatres has spent the COVID-19 pandemic trying to stave off bankruptcy, but its latest round of financing may have bought the theater chain enough time to survive until cineplexes can reopen…at least, if that reopening comes sometime this year. On Monday, CEO Adam Aron announced that the company has raised $917 million in new equity and debt capital and expects that the new cash flow, combined with negotiations with landlords on lease payments and successful vaccination of millions of Americans, should be enough to prevent AMC from having to file bankruptcy before health officials give movie theaters the green light to reopen. Also Read: AMC Theatres Has Raised $917 Million to Weather 'Dark Coronavirus-Impacted Winter' Currently, about 74% of AMC’s U.S. circuit — the country’s largest theater chain — is open with only 155 of its 593 locations closed due to state COVID mandates. But with last weekend’s North American box office falling to just under $10 million, revenue has almost entirely collapsed for the company as it has for the entire exhibition industry. While AMC has yet to release its Q4 earnings, the chain reported a 92.5% drop in attendance year-over-year through the end of September and a 91%...Read original story AMC Theatres Escaped Bankruptcy With Latest Cash Injection – But for How Long? At TheWrap
Two men have been extradited from Australia to face U.S. criminal charges over an alleged scheme to bilk hundreds of thousands of mobile phone users out of more than $50 million for unwanted text messaging services, U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss in Manhattan said on Tuesday. Both Michael Pearse and Yongchao Liu arrived in the United States on Monday, prosecutors said. The defendants and their co-conspirators allegedly used a practice they called "auto-subscribing" to charge monthly fees for unsolicited messages about celebrity gossip, horoscopes, jokes, love tips and trivia, without customers' knowledge or permission.
Hanmi Financial (HAFC) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 30.56% and 5.01%, respectively, for the quarter ended December 2020. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?
Maxim (MXIM) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 8.96% and 3.71%, respectively, for the quarter ended December 2020. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?
Advanced Micro (AMD) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 10.64% and 7.49%, respectively, for the quarter ended December 2020. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?
CN (CNI) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 1.85% and -0.34%, respectively, for the quarter ended December 2020. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?
C.H. Robinson (CHRW) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 14.89% and 10.27%, respectively, for the quarter ended December 2020. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?
Soufiane Rahimi scored twice for African Nations Championship title-holders Morocco as they came from behind to trounce Uganda 5-2 in Douala Tuesday and reach the quarter-finals.
“Saturday Night Live” stars Kenan Thompson and Chris Redd may be branching out into the sitcom world for NBC but that doesn’t mean they are closing the door on their late-night sketch series work. “I haven’t decided to leave,” Redd said of “SNL” during a virtual panel discussion on Tuesday. “I’m just having fun being […]
Christian Eriksen scored a last-gasp winner as Inter Milan advanced to the Italian Cup semi-finals on Tuesday with a 2-1 victory over 10-man AC Milan in a fiery derby clash.
Fans of the late Kobe Bryant, who died a year ago to the day alongside his daughter and seven others when their helicopter crashed into a hillside near Los Angeles, honored the basketball legend on Tuesday in a city where the memory of his death is still fresh. The death of Bryant, who won five championships in his 20 seasons with the Lakers, stunned the sports world and led to an outpouring of emotion in the city, where the pain of his loss is matched only by the legacy he left behind. Army Specialist Malcolm Marks first saw Kobe play when he was 9 years old and said the man nicknamed "Black Mamba" inspired him to not only take up the game but to strive for success in all aspects of life.