The Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers meet up Sunday in Super Bowl 55. With the country in the middle of the Coronavirus pandemic, this year’s big game looked a little different.
"We found out three hours before I went into labor," Mandy Moore recalled
Boo Buie scored 15 points and Chase Audige added 14, and Northwestern scored the last six points of the game to beat Maryland 60-55 on Wednesday night, ending the Terrapins' five-game win streak. The Wildcats also snapped a five-game skid against the Terrapins and beat them for the first time at home. Maryland (15-11, 9-10) took its first lead of the second half, 51-50, on Aaron Wiggins’ 3-pointer with 4:50 remaining and led 55-54 with 2:32 to play.
The legislation bans police chokeholds and no-knock warrants, requires data collection on police encounters and ends qualified immunity.
Started as a way to call attention to the need for equal rights and promote women's suffrage, this year's celebration has the theme "Choose to Challenge". "My wish for 2021 is that there is equity and equality for all women when it comes to professional positions, the same as men."
The Bank of Japan (BOJ) is under pressure to relax rules for its purchases of real-estate investment trusts (REITs) so that it can keep buying the asset at the current pace, highlighting the challenges of sustaining its massive stimulus programme. The fate of the rules, which limit the central bank's ownership of individual REITs to a maximum of 10%, could be discussed at the BOJ's review of policy tools at its March 18-19 meeting, with an industry estimate putting nearly a third of its REIT holdings at close to the permissible threshold. Given Japan's fairly small REIT market, the BOJ may struggle to keep buying the asset unless it relaxes the ownership rule or accepts REITs with lower credit ratings, analysts say.
Matt Mitchell scored 19 points and Jordan Schakel added 16 for No. 19 San Diego State, which beat UNLV 71-62 Wednesday night to clinch the Mountain West Conference regular-season title for the second straight year. Nathan Mensah scored 14 points for the Aztecs (20-4, 14-3 MWC), who used a 14-0 run spanning halftime to take control and win their 11th straight game. With its NCAA Net Ranking at a season-high No. 17, SDSU appears to have done enough to get an at-large berth in the NCAA Tournament if it doesn’t win the conference tourney and secure the MWC’s automatic bid.
(Bloomberg) -- Oil traded above $61 a barrel as investors waited for the result of a critical OPEC+ policy meeting later Thursday with no clear steer on just how much supply the cartel will return to a fast-tightening market.“The outcome of today’s OPEC+ meeting is obviously key for market direction,” said Warren Patterson, head of commodities strategy at ING Bank NV, who expects a rise of 1.5 million barrels a day, including the restoration of voluntary reductions by Saudi Arabia. “The market can easily absorb this additional supply, in fact it would be able to absorb even more,” he said.West Texas Intermediate was 0.8% higher after rising 2.6% Wednesday, when prices got a lift from a record fall in U.S. fuel inventories, while Brent also advanced. Saudi Arabia and Russia, the most influential OPEC+ members, held talks on Wednesday seeking common ground on production as Riyadh urges caution but Moscow seeks to increase supplies, according to a delegate.Crude has surged this year after the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies slashed collective output to drive a rebalancing of the pandemic-roiled market. The aggressive supply management has helped to drain inventories, while worldwide demand recovers with the roll-out of vaccines. That’s spurred widespread expectations that the single largest actor in the global energy market will now loosen the taps.See also: OPEC+ Silence Has Oil Market Second-Guessing Next MoveVeteran OPEC-watchers still expect some extra barrels from the group, and there’s little chance output will be held at current levels. There are two elements to its debate: first, will the cartel proceed with a 500,000 barrel-a-day collective output hike in April? And second, how will Saudi Arabia phase out the extra cut of 1 million barrels a day it’s been making voluntarily?ING’s Patterson expects that OPEC+ will deliver on both of those components.Heading into the meeting, traders will be mindful that Saudi Arabia has developed a liking for bullish surprises. Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman triggered a surge in prices at the January session by springing a unilateral production cut on an unsuspecting market. Citigroup Inc. has advised its clients not to make bets on this OPEC meeting as “there are too many wildcards,” according to Ed Morse, global head of commodities research.Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak outlined his position on Wednesday, saying that while there are many risks including lockdowns, “if we look at the situation, it is much better than a year ago, than in the autumn.”The backdrop to the gathering is a slew of indicators that energy consumption is on the mend in key economies, alongside pockets of lockdown-related weakness. Among recent positive figures, data showed U.S. commutes are slowly returning to normal, and predictions that India’s fuel demand will hit a record. At the same time, Europe’s roads are still quieter than normal.U.S. government figures on Wednesday showed gasoline inventories sank 13.6 million barrels to 243 million barrels last week after a freeze disrupted the refining sector. At the same time, holdings of crude oil expanded.Brent’s prompt timespread was at 51 cents a barrel in backwardation on Thursday. While that remains a bullish pattern -- with near-dated pries above those further out -- it is down from 67 cents on Monday.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.
The Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives passed a flagship election reform bill on Wednesday that would update voting procedures and require states to turn over the task of redrawing congressional districts to independent commissions. The legislation, numbered "H.R. 1" for the importance Democrats attach to it, "is designed to restore the voices of Americans who felt left out and locked out for too long," its original sponsor, Representative John Sarbanes, said in remarks outside the U.S. Capitol before the vote. The bill is one of many the House Democrats are voting on early in the Congress on a number of priorities, such as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights, policing and the environment.
Nowell, 27, has not played this season after undergoing toe surgery, with his last appearance coming in Exeter's 19-13 victory against the Wasps in October's Premiership final. "We held Jack back for a week to give him a couple of weeks of full training, and unfortunately in the second week, he pulled up with another injury and now we're going to have to wait a little longer until we get him back to full fitness." Nowell, who was a part of the British & Lions squad that toured New Zealand in 2017, has not played for England since the 2019 World Cup.
Aurora Acquisition Corp. announced today that it priced its initial public offering of 22,000,000 units at $10.00 per unit.
Bruins rookie Trent Frederic was itching to scrap Capitals star Alex Ovechkin, but Ovi had another type of combat in mind.
With a murky path ahead in the Senate, the For The People Act takes aim at GOP voter suppression as state lawmakers push restrictive voting laws across US
The terrifying plight depicted in the swashbuckling animated film, “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train,” has struck a chord with pandemic-era Japan, and possibly with the world. “Demon Slayer” has become the biggest grossing film for Japan, surpassing live-action films and even Hayao Miyazaki’s “Spirited Away.” Akina Nasu, a Tokyo hairstylist, says the story of a spiritually pure hero trying to save lives despite adversity struck home, especially amid a pandemic.
Her daughter North West, seven, has a pet reptile.
The decision whether to allow overseas spectators to attend the Summer Games is up to Japan, a senior International Olympic Committee official said on Thursday, signalling that it is up to the host nation what to do about fans in venues. The comments came after Tokyo 2020 President Seiko Hashimoto said she wanted to reach a decision on foreign spectators by the start of the torch relay on March 25. Olympics Minister Tamayo Marukawa said the government would decide by the month-end.
Spithill, a two-time winner of the Auld Mug as skipper of Team Oracle, is co-helmsman for challengers Luna Rossa in the 36th edition of the America's Cup, which had been due to start this weekend. Coronavirus restrictions have delayed the start until next week, and Spithill was not underestimating the task that lies ahead of the Italian team. "Burling is the best in the world, without a doubt," Spithill told New Zealand's Newstalk ZB radio.
The Trinidadian shares the achievement with former India batsman Yuvraj Singh.
The sweeping reform bill would nullify the new wave of voter restrictions that Republicans are pushing at the state level.
"It's getting f*** ridiculous."
All my infected exes live in Texas. Or so it may be, a panicked Trevor Noah noted tonight, as he lamented the decision by Texas, Mississippi and a handful of other states to life the pandemic restrictions. “New infections are kicking up,” Noah said, warning that “before new variants do us in,” it is important […]