Elections for Hong Kong's legislature will likely be deferred for a second year to September 2022 as Beijing plans a major overhaul of the city's electoral system, the South China Morning Post reported on Friday, citing unnamed sources. The delay, if confirmed, would be in line with a new effort by Beijing to ensure "patriots" are in charge of the global financial hub, potentially the biggest blow to the city's democratic hopes since its handover from British rule in 1997. Zhang Yesui, a spokesman for the National People's Congress, said on Thursday it had the constitutional power to "improve" Hong Kong's system and a draft decision would be discussed during the annual parliamentary session which opens on Friday.
VPC Impact Acquisition Holdings III, Inc. (the "Company"), a special purpose acquisition company formed for the purpose of entering into a combination with one or more businesses or entities, today announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 22,500,000 units at a price of $10.00 per unit. The units will be listed on the New York Stock Exchange, or the NYSE, and trade under the ticker symbol "VPCCU" beginning March 5, 2021. Each unit consists of one share of Class A common stock and one-fourth of one redeemable warrant. Each whole warrant entitles the holder thereof to purchase one share of Class A common stock at a price of $11.50 per share. Once the securities comprising the units begin separate trading, the Class A common stock and warrants are expected to be listed on the NYSE and trade under the symbols "VPCC" and "VPCCW," respectively.
VPC Impact Acquisition Holdings II (the "Company"), a special purpose acquisition company formed for the purpose of entering into a combination with one or more businesses or entities, today announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 22,500,000 units at a price of $10.00 per unit. The units will be listed on The Nasdaq Capital Market, or Nasdaq, and trade under the ticker symbol "VPCBU" beginning March 5, 2021. Each unit consists of one Class A ordinary share and one-fourth of one redeemable warrant. Each whole warrant entitles the holder thereof to purchase one Class A ordinary share at a price of $11.50 per share. Once the securities comprising the units begin separate trading, the Class A ordinary shares and warrants are expected to be listed on Nasdaq under the symbols "VPCB" and "VPCBW," respectively.
The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit today affirmed multiple findings of civil contempt against disbarred attorney Steven Donziger, effectively bringing to a close his campaign to profit from the fraudulent Ecuadorian judgment he procured in violation of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations ("RICO") Act.
There is a lot of uproar about who is right and who is wrong when it comes to COVID-19 protocols across the United States. Count UFC president Dana White on the side of getting things opened back up. White has consistently said that he won't hold events in limited-seating situations. He only wants to go back to live audiences when he can have a full house with no limits. Texas Governor Greg Abbott earlier this week announced that he is rescinding his state's mask mandate and working toward opening things up 100 percent. White is fully on board and started making moves to hold an event in Texas as soon as the governor made his statement. Although White said he called officials in Dallas to inquire about holding an event there, he said he was told no way. Now, he is working on Houston to see if they will allow him to hold a full-house event. He's not giving up easily. White said that if he had the green light and could make the move, he would move this weekend's UFC 259 event to Texas and open it up to fans. That not being the case, don't be surprised if UFC 260, which takes place in just three weeks time, makes the move from the Apex in Las Vegas to a Texas based venue. "Could be. We'll see what happens. I'm ready to go. I'd move this one if we could," White responded when asked about moving UFC 260 to Texas. "I told everybody that when this opened up, I would be first. We would go first. And we will." UFC 260 features a heavyweight championship rematch between titleholder Stipe Miocic and No. 1 ranked contender Francis Ngannou. The co-main event pits featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski against Brian Ortega. TRENDING > Dominick Cruz: Critical of USADA, even after award for milestone of clean tests | UFC 259 Media Day UFC 259 Face-offs (Subscribe to MMAWeekly.com on YouTube)
Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Friday the central bank must ensure long-term interest rates are kept stably low as the coronavirus pandemic keeps the economic outlook highly uncertain. Markets are rife with speculation the BOJ will widen an implicit band at which it allows 10-year government bond yields to move around its 0% target to 60 basis points from 40 points currently. Kuroda said the BOJ has not reached a conclusion yet on whether it will widen the band, saying "much more debate" was needed before deciding at the March review of its policy tools.
Inside, Kazuyoshi Sasaki carefully dials his late wife Miwako's cellphone number, bending his large frame and cradling the handset. He explains how he searched for her for days after the devastating earthquake and tsunami a decade ago, visiting evacuation centres and makeshift morgues, returning at night to the rubble of their home. Sasaki's wife was one of nearly 20,000 people in northeastern Japan killed by the disaster that struck on March 11, 2011.
A robbery gone wrong at an upscale Beverly Hills restaurant on Thursday saw one person shot and chaos at the scene. ll Pastaio in Beverly Hills, a popular celebrity hangout known for its outdoor seating and fine dining Italian cuisine, was the site of the robbery. Reports indicate a patron was targeted for wearing a […]
Kevin Love's devotion to raising awareness and advocating for mental health during isolating times has earned him another honor. The Cavaliers forward and five-time All-Star received the first Humanitarian of the Year Award on Thursday night at the Greater Cleveland Sports Awards, an annual event that brings out the city's top sports names but was held virtually this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Love first went public with his own mental health issues in 2018, chronicling those struggles in an essay.
(Bloomberg) -- China set its economic growth target at above 6% for the year as it rebounds strongly from the pandemic-induced slump.The government aims to add more than 11 million urban jobs this year and plans a budget deficit of 3.2% of gross domestic product, Premier Li Keqiang said Friday at the opening of the National People’s Congress.China’s economy was the only major one in the world to expand last year, aided by the central bank’s injections of liquidity to support businesses, extra fiscal spending on infrastructure and the quick control of coronavirus outbreaks domestically. Its V-shaped recovery alongside a recession in the U.S. and elsewhere puts it on course to become the world’s largest economy by 2028, two years earlier than expected, according to projections by several banks including Nomura Holdings Inc.What to Watch as China Rolls Out Economic Plan to Overtake U.S.Economists predict the economy will expand 8.4% this year, partly due to the low base from last year. Alongside that recovery has been a build-up in debt and worries about asset bubbles, fueling expectations that policy makers will withdraw the monetary and fiscal stimulus unleashed during the pandemic last year.This year’s meeting of the NPC, China’s main legislature, has added significance because of the release of a new five-year plan covering 2021-2025. Some of the key goals already outlined include strenghthening consumer demand, investing in hi-tech industries, and addressing long-term challenges such as an aging population.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.
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The cult comedy that many fans thought was canceled too soon is getting another shot … and may include Adam Scott, Lizzy Caplan, Jane Lynch and Ken Marino.
Josh Humiston, a music agent and partner at Agency for the Performing Arts, died Wednesday after a stroke, the agency said. He was 48. APA said Humiston was the first agent in its 59-year history to rise from the mailroom to partner. His clients included Dionne Warwick, Smokey Robinson, Judas Priest, X, Flogging Molly and […]
New York attorney general investigating allegations from three women as governor faces calls to resign
AHCO earnings call for the period ending December 31, 2020.
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Some households are collecting a big pile of federal money in 2021.
Glancy Prongay & Murray LLP ("GPM"), a leading national shareholder rights law firm, today announced that it has commenced an investigation on behalf of 3D Systems Corporation ("3D Systems" or the "Company") (NYSE: DDD) investors concerning the Company’s possible violations of the federal securities laws.
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“Coming 2 America,” the long-awaited sequel to Eddie Murphy’s 1988 “Coming to America,” has released early on Amazon Prime. Originally, the pic was set to drop on the streaming service on Friday. The sequel to John Landis’ hit comedy follows Prince Akeem (Murphy), who is set to become the king of the fictional country of […]