In this wide-ranging exclusive interview, Nano-X's CEO Ran Poliakine answers pressing questions about the company's technology, market opportunity, business model, and more.
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Michael Chandler’s UFC debut went better than he could have even hoped for on Saturday in the co-main event of UFC 257 at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi.
Nikola Jokic had 29 points and 22 rebounds, Jamal Murray hit a difficult 3-pointer to force overtime and the Denver Nuggets outlasted the Phoenix Suns 120-112 in two overtimes Saturday night. The Nuggets won 130-126 in a single overtime Friday after rallying from a 14-point halftime deficit. Murray hit an off-balance 3-pointer with Deandre Ayton in his face as time expired in regulation.
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One year after lockdown, Wuhan has long since sprung back to life — but Zhu Tao remains bunkered in his 14th-floor apartment, spending his days doomscrolling through news, playing virtual soccer on his PlayStation and feeling China is teetering on the brink of collapse. Haunting Zhu is the fear that the virus might return — that once again, the government will conceal the truth, and once again, Wuhan will fall under lockdown. “I’m in a state of eating and waiting for death, eating and waiting for death,” Zhu said, with a buzzcut he trimmed himself, since he does not dare to venture out to the barber.
Argentina’s groundbreaking abortion law goes into force Sunday under the watchful eyes of women’s groups and government officials, who hope to ensure its full implementation despite opposition from some conservative and church groups. Argentina became the largest nation in Latin America to legalize elective abortion after its Senate on Dec. 30 passed a law guaranteeing the procedure up to the 14th week of pregnancy and beyond that in cases of rape or when a woman’s health is at risk. The vote was hailed as a triumph for the South American country’s feminist movement that could pave the way for similar actions across the socially conservative, heavily Roman Catholic region.
(Bloomberg) -- The race to deliver the jab to the world’s populations has so far been led by a handful of smaller nations, and now they’re outpacing some of the wealthiest countries in the eyes of traders too.The fastest Covid-19 vaccination rollouts globally, in Israel and the United Arab Emirates, are propelling their equities to the top of the world in 2021. Israel’s benchmark TA-35 stock index has gained 7.6% this year, outperforming both the S&P 500 and the Euro Stoxx Index. And the Dubai Financial Market General Index has climbed about 9.8%, all but reversing its 10% slump in 2020.Traders are rushing to price the global vaccine rollout and betting nations at the forefront will be the fastest to recover from the crisis, lifting their stocks, currencies and bond yields. The share of a country’s population that has been inoculated might be “the most important statistic to track over the next year,” according to strategists at JPMorgan Chase & Co.So far, Israel has vaccinated about 30% of its population and the UAE about 20%. If sustained, they could reach the threshold for herd immunity by mid-year, JPMorgan says.“Will enough divergence open up with respect to herd immunity across countries to render this issue tradeable across markets? Probably,” strategists led by John Normand wrote in a Jan. 8 note. “Those countries that return to pre-crisis levels of activity most quickly due to some combination of stimulus and vaccine distribution should witness the most upward pressure on their interest rates and currencies.”While Israel and Dubai are tantalizing examples, the case for growth fueled by vaccinations in larger economies is murky, according to Michael Herzum, who runs macro strategies at Union Investment in Frankfurt.“It is difficult to isolate these effects from other market drivers and therefore makes it difficult to play it on a country-by-country level,” Herzum said. Even so, he’s building vaccination rates into his cross-asset allocation decisions.In Britain, where the first citizen outside of a trial received the coronavirus vaccination on Dec. 8, the FTSE 100 benchmark has outperformed peers in Europe even as its population suffers through a third national lockdown to quell a resurgence of the virus and a new fast-spreading variant. Vaccinations could pave the economy’s path to recovery and further lift the nation’s stocks, according to Herzum.“U.K. equities could be in a good position very soon as the U.K. probably reaches herd immunity much faster than the continent due to much better progress on vaccinations,” he said. “This could result in a big swing in economic activity once Covid-19 related restrictions are lifted.”For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.
Earnings news continues to come out, as interesting acquisitions take place in the technology space.
Birmingham [UK], January 24 (ANI): Aston Villa head coach Dean Smith is really pleased with the team's win over Newcastle and said the team displayed a "solid performance" in the match.
The Nets had to hold off a shorthanded Heat team.
Former captain Nasser Hussain has questioned England's decision to rest Jonny Bairstow for the first two tests against India next month, saying the batsman's spin proficiency was particularly needed at the start of the "iconic series". As part of England's policy of resting multi-format players, Bairstow, along with Sam Curran and Mark Wood, will be cooling their heels after the ongoing test series in Sri Lanka. "I would say it's a concern that one of England's best three players of spin - I would say Bairstow is alongside Joe Root and Ben Stokes in that - has been given a boarding pass home and the others are going to Chennai," Hussain told Sky Sports Cricket.
(Bloomberg) -- Mexico’s antitrust body has fined seven banks a total of $1.5 million, only 4% of potential penalties, following a four-year investigation into alleged price rigging in the peso bond market, according to a document seen by Bloomberg News.Deutsche Bank AG, Barclays Plc, Bank of America Corp., Citigroup Inc.’s local unit Citibanamex, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA, Banco Santander Mexico SA and JPMorgan Chase & Co. were fined a total of 29.4 million pesos out of a potential 680 million, the document showed. Deutsche Bank and Barclays got the two biggest fines at 8.7 million pesos and 6.35 million pesos, respectively.Eleven traders, whose identities weren’t disclosed, were fined a total of 5.7 million pesos out of a possible 108.5 million pesos.A spokesperson for the antitrust commission, known as Cofece, didn’t respond to a request for comment. The agency is barred from speaking publicly about its rulings until all the parties involved have been notified.JPMorgan, Bank of America, Citigroup and Deutsche declined to comment. A Santander Mexico spokesperson said it would comment when the decision was made public. The other banks didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.The fines are tiny compared to the billions of dollars Barclays and Deutsche paid back in 2015 to settle charges with U.S., U.K. and European regulators. Cofece can fine companies up to 10% of their revenues when they engage in cartel-like behavior, but the maximum fines listed in the documents were smaller and the actual fines at the bottom of the range.The commission ruled Jan. 14 and began notifying banks of fines last week.In late 2019, the commission’s investigative unit said it found evidence of collusion after a three-year probe that examined 10 years of trader chats and bank records. Cofece said in early 2017 that it was investigating banks for colluding to manipulate prices in both central bank auctions and when selling to funds and clients.People charged in the case said investigators found only isolated examples of alleged price fixing or discussions of clients orders in group chats from early last decade. There were no charges of collusion in central bank auctions, the people said.New RulesIn the wake of the price fixing probes that followed the 2008-09 global financial crisis, banks implemented tighter restrictions on chat rooms that make collusion harder.Cofece is under political pressure after Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said this month that lawmakers should fold the functions of the country’s autonomous regulators into his federal ministries. Local media reports had stoked expectations that the fines could be huge, and included inaccurate reports of evidence of price rigging in central bank auctions.Last year, Barclays and JPMorgan agreed to pay a combined $20.7 million to settle charges in New York that their Mexican affiliates conspired with other banks to sell Mexican bonds at inflated prices to U.S. pension funds. That case stemmed from information gathered in the Cofece probe. The U.S. judge later threw out charges against the rest of the banks, arguing he didn’t have jurisdiction over alleged manipulation in Mexico.Mexico’s securities and banking regulator did its own investigation and fined six global banks and traders in late 2018 a total of a little over $1 million for manipulating bond-trading volumes.(Adds chart.)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.
Rescue workers on Sunday lifted out the first of 22 miners trapped for two weeks hundreds of metres underground in an east China mine, state broadcaster CCTV reported. The man, discovered on Sunday in a separate section of the mine to the 10 workers who had already established contact with rescuers, was in "extremely weak physical condition", CCTV said. Rescuers have been battling difficult conditions to help the workers since an underground explosion at the Hushan mine in Shandong province sealed them underground amid rising waters on January 10. State broadcaster footage showed a small elevator carriage lifted to the surface by a huge drill, accompanied by rescue workers. A masked man, who appeared unable to stand, was carried out. Contact was first established a week ago with a group of 11 miners trapped in a section of the mine around 580 metres (1,900 feet) below the surface.
Eric Gordon scored a season-high 33 points, DeMarcus Cousins had his best game for Houston with 28 points and 17 rebounds and the Rockets beat the Dallas Mavericks 133-108 on Saturday night. John Wall had seven points and eight assists after missing five straight games with right knee soreness. The Rockets were without a key piece of that deal as Victor Oladipo rested a sore right quadriceps.
“We might as well say, flat-out, that presidents are above the law," the attorney writes.
The Notorious takes on The Diamond in a rematch on the Fight Island in Abu Dhabi
In a dog training centre built inside a shipping container located in a Czech mountain village, Renda, Cap and Laky are being put to the test.
The UFC's own fighters were complaining about not being able to watch the event.
Stafford leaves the way all Lions stars do, befuddled by an organization they couldn’t turn around. Yet unlike Barry Sanders or Calvin Johnson, he does so with gas still in the tank and time to still show he can win big games.