CTO Dr. Ben Longmier tells us what would help grow the data connectivity and communications space.
CTO Dr. Ben Longmier tells us what would help grow the data connectivity and communications space.
Devon Daniels had 20 points on 7-of-10 shooting and grabbed 10 rebounds to help N.C. State beat Wake Forest 72-67 on Wednesday night and snap a four-game losing streak. Jericole Hellems added 17 points for N.C. State (7-5, 3-4 Atlantic Coast Conference). The Wolfpack, who had two games postponed early this month, won for the first time since beating Boston College 79-76 on Dec. 30.
Even though Christmas is long gone, mulled wine is still proving a hit in Parisian cafes, where steaming pots of the drink are drawing passersby and helping boost income for restaurant owners limited to take-away sales.
Tobias Harris swished a jumper with 3 seconds left, ending the Lakers’ 13-0 run and sending the Philadelphia 76ers to a 107-106 victory over Los Angeles on Wednesday night. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope hit a 3-pointer with 1:05 left that pulled the Lakers to 105-104. LeBron James hit Anthony Davis for the go-ahead basket with 11.2 seconds to go for a 106-105 lead and cap that run.
Harris spoiled a Lakers rally from a 14-point deficit with a game-winner with 2.4 seconds remaining.
According to IDC, smartphone vendors shipped a total of 385.9 million devices in Q3 2020, an increase of 4.3% over the same quarter in 2019.
An alligator hung out in geothermal waters in Mosca, Colorado, on January 27, unfazed by the subfreezing temperatures.Video taken by the Colorado Gator Farm shows the alligator, Elvis, in the waters.“-18 degrees this morning at Colorado Gators,” wrote the Farm. “Thanks to the geothermal water, he’s plenty warm and feisty this morning. Colorado Gators is fed by a deep geothermal well, 2,050 feet deep and 87 degrees year-round. This keeps the tilapia farm and alligators nice and toasty even in sub-zero temperatures!”The National Weather Service had reported below freezing temperatures for the area on the morning of January 27. Credit: Colorado Gator Farm via Storyful
Facebook is seeking to "turn down the temperature" on its sprawling platform by reducing the kind of divisive and inflammatory political talk it has long hosted.
LRCX earnings call for the period ending December 31, 2020.
Ladies and gentlemen thank you for standing by and welcome to the Meta Financial Group First Quarter Fiscal Year 2021 Investor Conference Call. Thank you and welcome to the Meta Financial Group Conference Call and Webcast where President and CEO Brad Hanson; and Executive Vice President and CFO Glen Herrick will discuss the results of our first fiscal quarter ended December 31 2020.
SYK earnings call for the period ending December 31, 2020.
Kevin Durant scored 32 points and James Harden had 31 to lead a productive night for Brooklyn's big three scorers and the Nets beat the Atlanta Hawks 132-128 in overtime on Wednesday night. Harden added 15 assists and eight rebounds. Kyrie Irving scored 26 points for Brooklyn.
UK has ‘more than enough’ jabs and could donate extra to other countries, sources say
Global oil demand is expected to rise by nearly 7% this year, boosted by quicker vaccine distribution and a better economic outlook, consultancy Wood Mackenzie said on Thursday. Total liquids demand is expected to average 96.7 million barrels per day (bpd) in 2021, 6.3 million bpd higher than last year when the Covid-19 pandemic caused an unprecedented oil demand shock. "Our short-term forecast assumes vaccine distribution accelerating through 2021 and is underpinned by 5% expected growth in global GDP, according to our macroeconomic outlook, following the global economy's 5.4% contraction last year," said the consultancy's vice president Ann-Louise Kittle.
(Bloomberg) -- Global stocks extended a retreat from last week’s all-time high as disappointing earnings from tech giants added to concerns about valuations. The dollar extended its advance.Nasdaq 100 futures underperformed as results from the likes of Apple Inc. and Tesla Inc. sent shares sliding after market, while stocks in Hong Kong and Australia saw the bulk of losses in Asia. Earlier, the S&P 500 slumped 2.6% -- the most since October -- after Federal Reserve officials left their main interest rate unchanged and made clear the central bank was nowhere near exiting massive support for the economy. Treasuries steadied, with 10-year yields trading just over 1%.Turmoil continued in pockets of the market where retail traders are becoming a dominant force. Shares of GameStop Corp. and AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. tumbled post-market, paring Wednesday’s surge. The WallStreetBets Reddit forum, which has fueled the frenzy of retail trading, was briefly made private earlier by moderators.A push higher for stocks has reversed this week as investors looked to a spate of earnings releases for clues about corporate health. Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said at a press conference that the U.S. economy was a long way from full recovery and still short of policy makers’ inflation and job goals.“Markets were vulnerable to a setback given some of the positioning and sentiment data that we monitor but we still believe we’re going into a strong economic and profit recovery,” Peter Oppenheimer, chief global equity strategist at Goldman Sachs Group Inc., said on Bloomberg TV. “That’s going to drive markets higher from this setback.”Apple shares fell after a cautious outlook from executives. Tesla reported lower-than-expected profit and record revenue, mixed results that disappointed investors. Facebook warned of “significant uncertainty” in 2021. In South Korea, profit missed estimates at Samsung Electronics Co. On the virus front, officials in the U.K. announced new rules to try to curb the spread of Covid-19 and Germany cut its 2021 economic growth forecast. The European Union failed to resolve its dispute with AstraZeneca Plc over vaccine supplies, raising the risk of additional delays to the bloc’s sluggish inoculation campaignElsewhere, Bitcoin fell below $30,000 before paring the decline. The euro held losses in the wake of comments from a European Central Bank official who said that markets are underestimating the odds of a rate cut.These are some key events coming up in the week ahead:Fourth-quarter GDP, initial jobless claims and new home sales are among U.S. data releases Thursday.U.S. personal income, spending and pending home sales come Friday.These are the main moves in markets:StocksS&P 500 futures retreated 0.2% as of 12:15 p.m. in Tokyo. The gauge fell 2.6% on Wednesday.Japan’s Topix index declined 0.9%.Hong Kong’s Hang Seng fell 2.1%.South Korea’s Kospi dropped 1.6%.Shanghai Composite lost 1.5%. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 Index sank 2.1%.Euro Stoxx 50 futures were 0.4% lower.CurrenciesThe Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index rose 0.1%.The euro dropped 0.1% to $1.2094.The yen slid 0.2% to 104.33 per dollar.The offshore yuan was little changed at 6.4980 per dollar.BondsThe yield on 10-year Treasuries was at 1.02%.Australia’s 10-year yield was at about 1.09%.CommoditiesWest Texas Intermediate crude slipped 0.4% to $52.65 per barrel.Gold slipped 0.3% to $1,837.63 an ounce.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.
Giannis Antetokounmpo had 24 points, 18 rebounds and nine assists, and Donte DeVincenzo sparked a five-point sequence in the fourth quarter that helped the Milwaukee Bucks pull away for a 115-108 win over the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night. The Bucks (11-6) were leading by just three points after a dunk by DeVincenzo, who followed with a steal and drew a flagrant foul on Kyle Lowry. After DeVincenzo made the two free throws, the Bucks took the ball out of bounds and Bryn Forbes nailed a 3-pointer to put the Bucks up 92-84 with 9:54 left.
Hong Kong auteur Stanley Kwan will be featured as the filmmaker-in-focus at the Hong Kong International Film Festival. It will run a retrospective screening of 13 Kwan-directed films, including the director’s cut of “Center Stage.” “[Kwan] has developed a highly personal aesthetic style in his [portrayal] of the female psyche while capturing the nuanced transformation […]
If the Bucs want to upset the Chiefs, they'll need to remain aggressive on offense. That means a player like Miller has a shot at becoming a hero.
Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty When Iowa Rep. Steve King lost re-election in a primary last year, many House Republicans breathed a sigh of relief that their most politically toxic member—one whose open sympathy with white supremacists made him a pariah in the House—was finally jettisoned from their ranks.His replacement quickly emerged in Georgia: Marjorie Taylor Greene.The new GOP congresswoman from Georgia arrived on Capitol Hill in January, known to have an on-again, off-again flirtation with QAnon, and a penchant for believing conspiracies about 9/11 and the Sandy Hook shooting. But on Tuesday—less than three weeks after a pro-Trump mob stormed the U.S. Capitol looking for politicians to kill—CNN’s KFILE revealed that in the past, Greene had publicly supported social media posts that advocated for the murder of Democratic politicians, including Speaker Nancy Pelosi.As CNN notes, Greene liked a comment from January 2019 that said "a bullet to the head would be quicker" to remove Pelosi from power.Many in the GOP who were relieved to see King go are now despondent that they have added someone far more extreme to their ranks—and angry that their leadership did not see this coming. Her brand of extremism has been known to party leadership for months: after an initial raft of racist, Islamophobic comments from Greene were reported by Politico before her primary in June, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) called them “appalling.” But he then did not intervene to stop her victory, and he has since welcomed her into the party’s fold.On Tuesday, McCarthy’s office told Axios that he planned to “have a conversation” with Greene about the social media posts. But to many in the GOP conference, that is the least he will have to do. “I remember when people said MTG was going to be a Steve King problem,” said one House Republican aide, “and it’s starting to become clear she’s going to be a much bigger problem than that.”The newly revealed posts were the last straw for Rep. Jimmy Gomez (D-CA), who announced Wednesday evening he was filing a motion to have her removed from the House.“Her very presence in office represents a direct threat against the elected officials and staff who serve our government,” Gomez said in a statement. “It is with their safety in mind, as well as the security of institutions and public servants across our country, that I call on my House colleagues to support my resolution to immediately remove Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene from this legislative body.”Some Democrats had already endorsed that move, and it’s likely that Gomez will have company for his resolution. On Wednesday afternoon, freshman Rep. Jake Auchincloss (D-MA) tweeted that Greene should resign or else be expelled. “If you don't understand that calling for the murder of political rivals is a threat to democracy,” he said, “you shouldn't be allowed to represent one.”Many Democrats still haven’t forgiven Greene for her behavior on Jan. 6, when she was filmed without a mask in a safe room on Capitol Hill during the attack and ignored an offer for a mask. Four people in the room later tested positive for COVID-19. Greene later said in an interview with far-right British commentator Katie Hopkins that antifa was responsible for the Capitol storming—another conspiracy theory, which McCarthy himself took to the House floor to denounce.The congresswoman’s first real legislative act was to introduce articles of impeachment against President Joe Biden after he was inaugurated—a move that made even many in the GOP privately grimace. She has been assigned to the House Education and Labor Committee and the House Budget Committee, putting her on more favorable terrain than King, who spent his final term stripped of his committee assignments.Asked Wednesday during a briefing if the White House had a comment on whether Greene should be disciplined in any way for her social media posts, White House press secretary Jen Psaki replied, “We don't. And I'm not going to speak further about her, I think, in this briefing room.”At a public townhall in her district Wednesday night, after urging supporters to “resist” while Democrats have the majority and “refuse to be told that you can’t say certain things,” Greene railed against the media for what she described as a conspiracy to portray her as a “monster.”“So for someone like me, they’re going to dig up anything they can to make me sound like a monster and a horrible person. And they’regoing to report about that nonstop, but they’re never going to post about the thousands and thousands of really nice Facebook or Twitter posts that I made. Bible verses, praising someone, doing something good …. They’re just going to always make sure that someone like me looks like a monster. And that’s wrong. It’s gotta stop.”A few minutes later, a local reporter who attempted to ask Greene a question was ejected. Meredith Aldis, a reporter with local TV station WRCB, said she and her crew were threatened with arrest and escorted out despite having been invited and credentialed for the meeting. She said reporters were warned they would be thrown out if they asked questions, but she noted to Greene that she was also a “taxpayer” who had the right to speak.I tried to ask a question during the Town Hall meeting and was threatened to be arrested by Whitfield County Sheriff’s Deputies and was escorted out. @WRCB— Meredith Aldis WRCB (@MeredithAWRCB) January 28, 2021 For the past few years, Greene—who has made carrying around guns of all shapes and sizes part of her persona—has been a known quantity for groups that advocate for gun safety. Her tirades at rallies have targeted groups like Everytown and Moms Demand Action and her seemingly self-filmed diary-esque videos, once posted on her Facebook page, frequently promoted conspiracy theories regarding some of the most horrific mass shootings in American history.Her assertions that school shootings from Parkland, FL to Newtown, CT, were false flags have been extensively documented by CNN’s KFILE and Media Matters.On Wednesday morning, Fred Guttenberg, whose daughter, Jaime, was murdered in a school shooting in Parkland, Florida in 2018, tweeted a video of Green chasing down and yelling at David Hogg, a Parkland survivor high turned gun safety advocate, as he walked up to the U.S. Capitol. The footage, from Greene’s own YouTube page and filmed just weeks after Hogg’s classmates were gunned down, spread quickly around the Internet.In the months after Parkland, one of many mass shootings she has asserted were “false flags” —that is to say, staged—Greene posted and liked posts mocking Hogg. All have now been removed, according to CNN’s KFILE.In one undated video, Greene, wearing a black hat with a coiled yellow snake and the words “Don’t Tread on Me,” posits that the shooting in Las Vegas in 2017 was a leftist plot to end gun rights. Another, removed from her social media but unearthed by Media Matters, is less sinister and more bizarre, targeting Moms Demand Action, a gun safety group.“All these moms that demand action—moms that demand action: You need to grow some balls,” she said in March 2018. “And the problem is you don't have balls. We need dads.”Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action, in a statement on Wednesday called for Greene’s removal."Marjorie Taylor Greene should be relegated to Infowars with the other school shooting deniers, not walking the halls of Congress,” she said. “Her reckless words and actions have endangered the lives of her colleagues, survivors of mass shootings, and all Americans. She is dangerous, and needs to go now."Read more at The Daily Beast.Get 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.
The San Jose Sharks have been on the road so long it is hard for them to remember what home looks like -- or where it is. Still, despite playing their first seven games in other arenas, San Jose is 3-4 and has been competitive in every game before Tuesday night. The Sharks have a chance to get even with the Avalanche when the two teams play again Thursday night in Denver, then it's back home -- sort of.
Liberal MP Andrew Laming suggests overhauling hotel quarantine with resort staysHome isolation and halved timeframes also proposed but medical experts say it is too early to know if vaccines will enable measures to be easedAustralia news live: Pfizer on track to deliver its first vaccines by late February, it says Queensland to reopen border to all of NSW on 1 FebruaryFollow the global coronavirus liveblogNSW hotspots; State-by-state restrictions and rules explained A Covid testing clinic in Perth. Australia’s acting chief medical officer, Prof Michael Kidd, says changes to hotel quarantine are ‘still a fair way down the track’. Photograph: Matt Jelonek/Getty Images