The drop appears to coincide with reports that the US Treasury is planning to tackle financial institutions for money laundering carried out through digital assets.
Emma Wiggs reiterated her desire to compete in two canoeing events at this summer’s rescheduled Paralympic Games, after a dominant showing at the sprint and paracanoe national selection event in Nottingham.
German carmaker Daimler will create 1,000 new jobs for software programmers at its S-Class production facility to develop its planned operating system for electric vehicles, Automobilwoche reported on Sunday. The hiring comes as part of a broader drive to recruit a total of 3,000 programmers worldwide to strengthen Daimler's software hubs in centres including Berli, Tel Aviv, Seattle and Beijing, the weekly magazine reported. Daimler's MBOS system, which will run electric-only vehicles, is expected to hit the market in 2024 as Daimler takes on electric-only rival Tesla and seeks to resist encroachment by Silicon Valley into the automotive industry.
Unemployment figures in the UK give a health check on a slowly reopening economy, while central bank activity on the continent will also show what official lines are on how the European Central Bank intends on supporting the economy into Q2.
Global death toll passes 3m as pandemic ‘grows at an alarming rate’. Rich countries have key role to play in bringing outbreak to a halt, says Wellcome Trust head
The Covid crisis: some people think it’s all over … it isn’tA new reality check is coming unless the west replicates its ‘whatever-it-takes approach’ to help poorer countries cope Healthcare workers are being vaccinated in Johannesburg, South Africa. Photograph: Themba Hadebe/AP
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After a year working brutally long hours on the "Covid front-line", hospital interns in France are at breaking point, to the extent that some of them have even committed suicide, according to a national union. "These interns are invisible, but they are front-line soldiers," hospital clinical psychologist Anne Rocher told AFP.France has over 300,000 medical student interns, whose average age is 25.In theory, they work 48-hour weeks, "but nobody cares" about that, said Marie Saleten, one of the interns and vice-president of the union for Paris hospitals interns.According to a study carried out over a three-month period in 2019 by the national interns' union ISNI, 58-hour weeks were actually the norm.But with the arrival of the coronavirus pandemic that figure has risen to around 80 hours per week, according to Saleten."They are on call 24 hours a day, and during the pandemic you don't get to shut your eyes, not even for a micro-nap," said ISNI chief Gaetan Casanova. "It's too much and everyone is paying the price, caregivers and patients. Everyone is in danger," Casanova warned.Health Minister Olivier Veran met with representatives of ISNI and other intern groups on Thursday. "Together, we are committed to improving their working conditions, starting with their working hours," the minister tweeted following the meeting, but ISNI said the responses it had received were too vague.'Silent tribute'Since the start of 2021, five hospital interns have committed suicide. That was equivalent to "a suicide every 18 days," said Casanova.ISNI organised a "silent tribute" to the dead outside the health ministry, attended by around 40 people, including interns and relatives of the deceased.The names of the interns who had taken their own lives -- Valentin, Tristan, Quentin, Elise, Florian -- were displayed on black boards while a banner reading "Hospitals are killing interns. Help us to live" was displayed at the entrance to the ministry."It's been a year since the first signs of Covid and nothing has changed," said Saleten.Psychologist Rocher pointed out that the medics were still relatively young, but were expected to take care of the tens of thousands who have died of coronavirus and the many more who have recovered.She voiced admiration for the young medics who work "non-stop in the ward with patients and families".This is more true than ever during the pandemic when the care required in intensive care units "is very hard, both physically and mentally. And it's also repetitive". "It wears you down slowly," especially over a year and more, she added."Sometimes someone will crack, but they quickly return to treating patients because they don't want to increase the burden on their co-interns," said the psychologist.The pandemic had strengthened "the sense of the group and the importance of relations with colleagues," she said. (AFP)
A 17-year-old boy was found in the road with serious injuries just after midnight on Sunday, police said.
The actress, best known for playing powerful women such as Aunt Polly in the BBC gang drama Peaky Blinders, has died at the age of 52.
Pogba believes United have to decorate their trophy cabinet this season.
While the government works out how to categorise countries for a traffic light system, a new model predicts only eight countries will be on the ‘green’ list
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Though tax returns aren't due for another month, you may have been an early bird and filed yours already. In fact, you may already be sitting on your refund. But what should you do with that money? Many people have been hurt financially by the pandemic, so you may need your refund to pay for things like housing, groceries, or other essential bills.
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(Bloomberg) -- ESR Cayman Ltd. has agreed to buy a portfolio of warehouse and logistics assets in Australia from Blackstone Group for about A$3.8 billion ($2.9 billion) in the country’s biggest real estate transaction in five years.The Hong Kong-listed property manager partnered with GIC Pte. for a newly-formed vehicle in the acquisition of the assets, according to a press release on Sunday. The Singaporean sovereign wealth fund will contribute 80% of equity, while ESR will account for the rest. The portfolio consists of 45 assets held by Blackstone’s Milestone Logistics.Blackstone started the sale process in January and received more than 10 first-round bids, according to the statement. ESR beat out four other shortlisted bidders, it said.At $3 billion, the sale would mark the largest real estate transaction in Australia in five years, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. It underscores the growth in warehousing, which has become one of the most sought-after property classes, partly because of the surge in online shopping during the pandemic.The logistics portfolio was assembled by Blackstone over dozens of individual transactions that began with a deal with Australian developer Goodman Group in 2016.The assets, which count Woolworths Group Ltd. and Australian Postal Corp. among clients, are expected to provide an initial yield of 4.5% with a 6.9-year weighted average lease expiry. The transaction will take ESR’s asset under management in Australia to A$7.9 billion.(Updates with confirmation throughout the story.)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.
Having tasted Olympic heartbreak five years ago, Deborah Kerr took a giant step towards securing her place at this summer’s Games with victory at the sprint and paracanoe national selection event in Nottingham.
Italy's Imola circuit is the latest stop in the 2021 Formula One calendar as Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen prepare for round two with the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix. Hamilton held off Verstappen against the odds in Bahrain after his young title rival had dominated practice and qualifying, but the European venue is a different task. The fast and flowing anti-clockwise layout is also narrower and bumpier than Bahrain, and with fewer opportunities to overtake which means track position and strategy will play a bigger part.
Safety regulators in the US have warned people with families and pets to stop using a treadmill made by Peloton after one child died and others were injured. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said children and at least one pet were pulled, pinned or entrapped under the rear roller of the Tread+ treadmill, leading to fractures, scrapes and the death of one child. The safety commission said in a news release and in emails that it knows of 39 “incidents” with the treadmill, involving “dozens” of children.