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Kinepolis remains financially solid despite prolonged closures and looks forward to reopening cinemas
29 April 2021, 7 a.m.
Business update Q1 2021 attached.
Kinepolis remains financially solid despite prolonged closures and looks forward to reopening cinemas
29 April 2021, 7 a.m.
Business update Q1 2021 attached.
On Wednesday, a judge ruled that Duggar, 33, will be released to designated third party custodians, Lacount and Maria Reber, described in court as "close friends" of the Duggar family
SpaceX managed to land its prototype Starship rocket at its Texas base without blowing it up on Wednesday, the first time it has succeeded in doing so in five attempts. The test flight represents a major win for the hard-charging company, which eventually wants to carry crew inside Starship for missions to Mars.“Starship landing nominal!” tweeted founder Elon Musk triumphantly, after the last four tries ended in big explosions.“Nominal” means normal in the context of spaceflight.The execution wasn’t quite perfect, with a small fire engulfing the base of the 50 meter- (160 feet-) high rocket, dubbed SN15, shortly after landing.SpaceX webcaster John Insprucker explained this was “not unusual with the methane fuel we’re using,” adding engineers were still working out design issues.The flames were quickly put out with water cannons, footage showed.Earlier, the rocket took off at around 5:25 pm local time (2225 GMT) from the Starbase in Boca Chica in southern Texas, reached an altitude of 10 kilometers (6 miles) and performed a series of maneuvers, including a horizontal descent called a “belly flop.”SpaceX was facing added pressure to succeed with Wednesday’s flight after NASA last month announced a version of Starship will be used as a lunar lander when the space agency returns humans to the Moon.But the $2.9 billion contract is currently suspended after two rival companies, Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin and Dynetics, lodged a protest.Nevertheless, if the award is eventually confirmed, it will transform Starship from Musk’s pet project to a major tax payer-funded venture, with all the scrutiny that entails.The first two flight tests of Starship, SN8 and SN9, both crash landed and exploded when they launched in December and February, respectively.The next, SN10, successfully landed then blew up a few minutes later on March 3.The video feed cut out during the test flight of the fourth, SN11, with Musk later confirming it too had exploded, this time in mid-flight.Eventually, SpaceX plans to combine the Starship spaceship with a Super Heavy rocket, creating a fully reusable system to explore deep into our solar system.This final version will stand 394 feet (120 meters) tall and will be able to carry 100 metric tonnes into Earth orbit—the most powerful launch vehicle ever developed.Musk wants to use this to help realize his goal of transforming humanity into a multiplanetary species with a colony on Mars.The planned lunar version of Starship would however serve a more modest goal—docking with a future lunar orbital station, collecting astronauts, then setting them down on the Moon.To get the astronauts to the lunar station in the first place, NASA has a more traditional plan in mind: using its own giant SLS rocket with a crew capsule called Orion affixed on top.But the SLS rocket has suffered severe delays and cost overruns, and observers have mused if Starship succeeds, it could one day make SLS obsolete.(AFP)
Olympic legend Katie Ledecky joined The Rush to talk about her training regimen, finding a pool to swim in during covid and the IOC rules regarding Olympic protests.
In a crazy finish that had bass-fishing fans watching the MLF NOW!® livestream on the edges of their seats, Academy pro Jacob Wheeler of Harrison, Tennessee, held off a late charge from Berkley pro "Big Fish" Bobby Lane of Lakeland, Florida, to win the Major League Fishing (MLF) Bass Pro Tour Berkley Stage Two at Lake Travis Presented by Mercury event in Austin, Texas and the top prize of $100,000.
Oil prices fell on Thursday as gasoline inventories in the United States, the world's largest oil consumer, rose for a fifth consecutive week although a draw in crude stockpiles helped to underpin prices. Brent crude oil futures fell by 16 cents, or 0.2%, to $68.80 barrel by 0123 GMT, and U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures dropped by 20 cents, or 0.3%, to $65.43 a barrel. Both Brent and U.S. crude futures hit their highest since mid-March on Wednesday before retreating.
A 29-year-old man was charged in court on Thursday (6 May) over the death of his 19-year-old sister.
Fox NewsFox News host Tucker Carlson continued his reckless mission to mainstream vaccine skepticism on Wednesday night by dangerously speculating that thousands of Americans have died from COVID-19 vaccinations, citing a faulty open-sourced database that has become a haven for misinformation.Over the past few months, the Fox News star has repeatedly used his top-rated primetime show to cast doubt on both the efficacy and safety of the coronavirus vaccines. Despite the fact that countless clinical trials and real-time studies have found the shots to be overwhelmingly safe, Carlson has told his viewers not to trust the vaccines while questioning if they even work.Carlson ramped up his vaccine fear-mongering on Wednesday night, kicking off his program by asking his audience the following questions: “How many Americans have died after taking the COVID vaccine? That’s not Americans that will be killed by the virus, that is a huge number. It’s how many Americans have died after getting the vaccine designed to prevent the virus? Do you know the answer to that question?”Making sure to point out that he has “been completely in favor of vulnerable people taking the vaccine”—a disclaimer he regularly tosses out in these vaccine skeptical segments—Carlson pointed to the Center for Disease Control’s Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System to insinuate that dozens of people a day are dropping dead from the vaccines.“Between late December of 2020 and last month, a total of 3,362 people apparently died after getting the COVID vaccine in the United States,” Carlson exclaimed. “That is an average of roughly 30 people every day. So, what does that add up to? By the way, that reporting period ended on April 23, and we don’t have numbers past that.”“Not quite up to date, but we can assume another 360 people at that rate have died in the 12 days since,” he continued. “You put it all together, that is a total of 3,722 deaths, almost 4,000 people who died after getting the COVID vaccine. The actual number is almost certainly higher than that, perhaps vastly higher than that.”Claiming that “fewer than 1 percent of vaccine adverse events are reported by the VAERS system,” Carlson then pondered that the actual number of deaths from the vaccines must be severely underreported.“So what is the real number of people who apparently have been killed or injured by the vaccine? We don’t know that number,” Carlson said, incorporating his standard “just asking questions” tactic. “Nobody does and we are not going to speculate about it on the show. But it is clear that what is happening now, for whatever reason, is not even close to normal. It’s not even close to what we see in previous years with previous vaccines. Most vaccines are not accused of killing large numbers of people.”After repeatedly suggesting that the vaccines are responsible for thousands of deaths by pointing to the VAERS system, Carlson then brought on Harvard Medical School professor Martin Kulldorf to discuss the database and the accuracy of the numbers.“I know there is a vigorous debate over what the VAERS numbers mean. They are dismissed by many. They are embraced by others,” Carlson declared. “But it seems to me, if the system of reporting adverse effects in vaccines, this or any other, is flawed, and it’s been that way for a long time, why hasn’t it been fixed? And critically, why isn’t there an independent panel of vaccine safety experts assessing what is going on and calling everyone down?”Kulldorf, for his part, explained that VAERS is “not a good system for looking at adverse events after vaccines,” adding that it is “only useful for things that happen within an hour or so after vaccinations.” Additionally, as Kulldorf pointed out, it doesn’t take into account “what is expected by chance.” (At this point, over 245 million vaccines have been administered, with over half the U.S. population having received at least one shot.)VAERS, as PolitiFact noted, has been a “breeding ground for misinformation” among the anti-vax community, largely due to the fact that it can be easily manipulated and misinterpreted.“VAERS is designed as an open system, where anyone can submit a report, and the reports are widely accessible,” the fact-checking site wrote this week. “The reports are not verified, and incomplete VAERS data is often used in conjunction with false claims about vaccine safety.”PolitiFact also noted that the “CDC cautions that VAERS results are not enough to determine whether a vaccine causes a particular adverse event,” adding that the system has “received a flood of reports and become especially potent fuel for misinformation.”Back in February, meanwhile, VICE reported that the database was being “abused by people trying to sow fear,” claiming that COVID vaccines have “roughly 50 times the rate of adverse events from the flu vaccines” by relying solely on the VAERS data.Yet, as VICE noted, there are a number of disclaimers when you search the VAERS database. One reads: “Reports may include incomplete, inaccurate, coincidental and unverified information.” Another disclaimer warns, “The number of reports alone cannot be interpreted or used to reach conclusions about the existence, severity, frequency, or rates of problems associated with vaccines.”Furthermore, as The Daily Beast reported last month, “[a]nyone can file a report to the system, which opens it to secondhand or hearsay, repetitious, or even clearly spurious accounts of adverse reactions.” In addition, health-care providers are required to report any deaths they are aware of that occur after a patient has received a vaccine, which tends to result in a number of coincidental and unrelated deaths.Finally, the CDC itself notes that even taking the number of deaths reported among people who have received the coronavirus vaccine at face value, that only amounts to 0.0017 percent of those who have gotten a shot.“A review of available clinical information, including death certificates, autopsy, and medical records has not established a causal link to COVID-19 vaccines,” the CDC wrote of all the deaths reported after vaccinations since last December.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. 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A group of rescuers used a large tarp to catch a black bear stuck up a tree in Clarion, Pennsylvania, on May 4.David Cyphert filmed a video which captured the moment the bear fell from the tree into the tarp below.Cyphert told Storyful that Clarion Fire Department and Pennsylvania Game Commission arrived to rescue a bear that was seen clinging to a tree at Clarion University campus. Cyphert said a game warden in a ladder truck dislodged the bear from the branch, to cause it to fall into the tarp.Pennsylvania Game Commission officials told a local media outlet that the bear was relocated to game lands further north in Clarion County. Credit: David Cyphert via Storyful
NSW Covid cases: authorities search for ‘missing link’ between traveller from US and positive Sydney manFrom 5pm Thursday until 12.01am Monday, greater Sydney household visitors limited to 20 and masks compulsory on public transport and public indoor venuesAustralia news live blogNSW Covid hotspots – case locations NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian announces new Covid restrictions for Greater Sydney including Wollongong, the Central Coast and Blue Mountains. Photograph: Joel Carrett/AAP
Ja Morant had 37 points and 10 assists and the Memphis Grizzlies held on for a 139-135 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night. Desmond Bane scored 22 points off the bench, including a few key 3-pointers late, and Kyle Anderson added 20 points for the Grizzlies. Memphis overcame a big game from Timberwolves rookie Anthony Edwards, who tied his career high with 42 points.
Nearly two decades after an Australian woman was convicted of killing her four children, dozens of scientists are backing the claim that they may have died of natural causes. Australian law says Kathleen Folbigg is one of the nation’s worst female serial killers who smothered her four children over a decade. The petition lodged in March carries the signatures of 90 scientists, medical practitioners and related professionals including two Nobel laureates.
Marvin Bagley III kept Sacramento's slim playoff hopes alive Wednesday night with a breakthrough game by scoring a season-high 31 points and grabbing 12 rebounds to lead the the Kings past the Indiana Pacers 104-93. Delon Wright added 23 points as Sacramento won its fourth straight — all on the road — and swept the two-game series with the Pacers for the first time in five years. The Kings started the game 3 1/2 games behind San Antonio in the chase for the West's final play-in spot.
The former Olympic champion told Fox News that she would "secure" the border wall and "do my absolute best" to eliminate California's sanctuary protections.
A fire broke out in a scrap yard near the London City Airport in the late hours of May 5.Footage captured by Twitter user @shannxnvictoria shows a haze of smoke over the airport.The London Fire Brigade reported ten fire engines and seventy firefighters were on the scene at a scrap yard on Thames Road in Newham. No injuries have been reported. Credit: @shannxnvictoria via Storyful
In today's release and on today's call, we provide both GAAP and non-GAAP financial results. Joining us today are Bob Bruggeworth, President and CEO; Mark Murphy, Chief Financial Officer; James Klein, President of Qorvo's Infrastructure and Defense Products Group; and Eric Creviston, President of Qorvo's Mobile Products Group, as well as other members of Qorvo's management team.
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May.05 -- Top diplomats from the G-7 nations laid out a laundry list of concerns that will get under China’s skin in their latest communique. They’ve called out alleged human rights abuses, Beijing’s actions on Taiwan and incursions in cyberspace. Bloomberg’s John Liu reports on “Bloomberg Markets: China Open.”
Enyel De Los Santos was back on the lineup card, José Alvarado and Matt Moore were back in the bullpen, and the three returning relievers tossed the scoreless innings needed to extend Philadelphia's win streak. Didi Gregorius hit his eighth career grand slam, and the Phillies beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-4 on Wednesday night for their third straight victory.
Australia’s India travel ban: how other countries are managing their returning citizensMore than 9,000 Australians are stranded in India due to the Coalition’s harsh measures. Here’s how the US, Canada, UK and New Zealand are treating travellers arriving from IndiaAustralians stranded in India speak of heartbreakMorrison says India flights won’t resume before 15 May Travellers have their temperature checked at an airport in India. Many countries, including Australia and Canada, have placed travel bans or restrictions on people arriving from India, including their own citizens. Photograph: Abhisek Saha/Le Pictorium Agency/Zuma/Rex/Shutterstock
Joel Embiid had 34 points in just 25 minutes and the Philadelphia 76ers extended their winning streak to six games with a 135-115 victory over the short-handed Houston Rockets on Wednesday night. Houston, which has the NBA’s worst record at 16-50, lost its third straight and eighth in nine games. Philadelphia also beat Houston in the first meeting this season to win the season series for the first time since 2010-11.