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Venezuela will receive 6.2 million doses of coronavirus vaccines through the COVAX initiative "in the coming days," President Nicolas Maduro said on Sunday, potentially speeding up an inoculation campaign well behind regional peers. The announcement comes after the GAVI alliance, which co-runs the facility along with the World Health Organization (WHO), said in early July that COVAX had received payments from the South American country after Venezuelan officials said some payments were blocked by a bank due to U.S. sanctions. Maduro had given COVAX an "ultimatum" to send the doses or return the funds Venezuela has already paid.
GUANGZHOU, China, August 02, 2021--XPeng Inc. ("XPeng" or the "Company," NYSE: XPEV and HKEX: 9868), a leading Chinese smart electric vehicle ("Smart EV") company, today announced its vehicle delivery results for July 2021.
(Bloomberg) -- Asian stocks and U.S. equity futures rose early Monday as some of the concerns over Covid-19 reopening disruption and China’s regulatory crackdown eased. A gauge of the dollar dipped.Equities climbed in Japan, South Korea and Australia, where Afterpay Ltd. surged after digital-payments platform Square Inc. agreed to buy the buy-now, pay-later company. Futures on the S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 pushed higher. Wall Street retreated Friday, including a slide in Amazon.com Inc., amid conce
Team GB will look to increase their impressive medal tally on Day 10 at the Tokyo Olympics. A successful men’s pommel horse title defence from Max Whitlock and Charlotte Worthington’s incredible triumph in the women’s BMX park freestyle final took Britain to 10 golds on Sunday, with Duncan Scott also becoming GB’s most decorated athlete at a single Games ever after helping the men's 4x100m medley relay team to seal silver behind the Americans along with Adam Peaty, Luke Greenbank and James Guy. It is Britain’s most succesful Olympics in the pool ever.
YONGIN, South Korea, August 02, 2021--GC Pharma (006280.KS) and Tottori University today announced a worldwide licensing and collaboration agreement for the orally administrable chaperone drug of GM1 gangliosidosis (GM1). GM1 is one of the inherited lysosomal storage diseases caused by mutations in the GLB1 gene, that progressively destroys nerve cells in brain and spinal cord. It occurs in approximately 1 out of every 100,000 newborns. There is currently no cure.
A trio of elk was filmed running along a fence line as the animals attempted to flee encroaching flames from the PF Fire in Montana’s Big Horn County on July 28.Firefighter Christopher Sharpe filmed this video while working to contain the blaze, formerly known as the Poverty Flats Fire, which scorched nearly 67,000 acres as of August 1.“The elk did make it out safe,” Sharpe wrote on Facebook. “Cutting the fence would have scared the elk and deer into the fire more. We had people walking along the fence to help push them into the safe place.” Credit: Christopher Sharpe via Storyful
Matt Damon said in a new interview that he stopped using what his daughter calls “the f-slur for a homosexual” after she wrote him a treatise explaining “how that word is dangerous.” In an article posted by the Sunday Times, the “Stillwater” actor was discussing “changes in modern masculinity” when he launched into a story […]
Australian home prices motored ahead in July even as a coronavirus lockdown in Sydney curbed auctions, though stretched valuations could make affordability more of a drag in the longer term. Data from property consultant CoreLogic out on Monday showed national home prices climbed 1.6% in July from June, when they rose 1.9%. A lockdown did nothing to stop Sydney gaining another 2.0% in the month, to be up 18.2% on a year ago.
Jeremy Hunt sparked controversy – and strikes – by saying in 2016 that a lack of hospital doctors was to blame for higher deaths at weekends
Clemson cornerback Fred Davis II was arrested and charged with misdemeanor reckless driving for going 60 mph over the posted speed limit in July, leading to an accident. The Clemson Police Department said in a release Sunday that Davis was traveling at 115 mph before colliding with a mail truck and injuring the driver on July 21. Clemson police said the mail carrier sustained severe injuries in the wreck and “will require months or longer for recovery.”
White House medical adviser Dr Anthony Fauci is warning that amid the surging Delta variant “things are going to get worse” in the US.During the course of the pandemic, he ushered in legislative bans on vaccine passports as well as a provision that allows the legislature and governor’s office to invalidate local health orders if they “unnecessarily restricts a constitutional right, fundamental liberty, or statutory right.” “There are some breakthrough infections among vaccinated â we expect that because no vaccine is 100% effective â but in the breakthrough infections they are mostly mild or without symptoms,” he added. “Whereas the unvaccinated, who have a much, much, much greater chance of getting infected in the first place, are the ones that are vulnerable to getting severe illness that may lead to hospitalization, and in some cases death.”
Dennis Rodman's daughter was not going to be stopped on Sunday afternoon in Chicago.
The whale was stranded for nearly 6 hours before swimming back to sea once the tide rose.
A surge in COVID-19 cases across the U.S. also has many investors on edge, renewing worries around a stalled economic recovery. There is good reason investors have been down on Nikola, a maker of electric and hydrogen fuel cell trucks.
(Bloomberg) -- China’s securities regulator called for talks with its American counterpart after the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission halted the initial public offerings of Chinese companies amid nearly a $1 trillion share selloff last week.The China Securities Regulatory Commission is seeking to step up communication with the SEC to find a suitable resolution, it said in a statement Sunday, after the U.S. regulator said it would suspend any Chinese IPOs until companies improved their ris
San Francisco-based Square, which processes credit card transactions via devices that plug into mobile devices like tablets or smartphones, said it aims to broaden access to more consumers with the acquisition, which is expected to close in the first quarter of 2022. The company plans to integrate Afterpay into its services, enabling merchants to offer customers the option to pay for goods later without relying on a credit card. Afterpay users would be able to manage their installment payments directly in Square's cash app.
(Bloomberg) -- Square Inc., the digital-payments platform led by Twitter Inc. founder Jack Dorsey, agreed to buy Australian buy-now, pay-later company Afterpay Ltd. for $29 billion in its largest-ever acquisition.The all-stock offer values Afterpay shares at A$126.21 each, 31% higher than Friday’s closing price of A$96.66, the companies said in a statement. Still, that’s less than Afterpay’s February high of A$158.47. The stock jumped as much as 29% to A$125 at the open of Sydney trading Monday.
In a blockbuster deal that rocks the fintech world, Square announced today that it is acquiring Australian buy now, pay later giant Afterpay in a $29 billion all-stock deal. The purchase price is based on the closing price of Square common stock on July 30, which was $247.26. It values Afterpay at more than 30% premium to its latest closing price of A$96.66.
Ron Capps and Leah Pruett gave Don Schumacher Racing a nitro sweep Sunday in the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway. Capps topped the Funny Car field and Pruett won in Top Fuel for their first victories of the season. Capps raced to his 67th overall victory to take the season points lead, beating J.R. Todd in the final with a 4.151-second run at 297.75 mph in a Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat.
German-Australian start-up Vulcan Energy Resources Ltd said on Monday it has signed a deal to supply lithium to Renault SA, the latest move by an electric vehicle maker to lock down supply of the battery metal ahead of a projected surge in demand. Vulcan will supply 6,000 to 17,000 tonnes of lithium annually to the French automaker from its geothermal brine deposits in Germany starting in 2026, the companies said. Renault, with brands including Alpine and Dacia, has said it would like 90% of Renault models to be fully electric by 2030.