Hideo Kojima’s latest game boosted the yearly revenue of Digital Bros Group in just 5 months. Who said PC games don’t sell?
Hideo Kojima’s latest game boosted the yearly revenue of Digital Bros Group in just 5 months. Who said PC games don’t sell?
(Bloomberg) -- U.S. equity futures slipped Wednesday and Asian stocks were set for a weak open after a drop on Wall Street amid concern that the recovery from the pandemic faces a test from faster inflation as commodities rally.Equity contracts fell in Japan and Australia, but rose earlier in Hong Kong. S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 futures opened in the red. The S&P 500 dropped for a second day following a record high Friday. Dip buyers helped the tech-heavy Nasdaq 100 erase a loss of almost 2% to finish little changed.Treasury yields advanced and the dollar traded near the lowest levels of this year. Investors are awaiting an inflation report and government debt sales in the U.S. -- events that could trigger another bond selloff. Consumer price inflation is set to accelerate, with the year-on-year comparison amplified by the pandemic shock in 2020.Debate continues over whether price pressures will be persistent enough to force the Federal Reserve to tighten policy sooner than current guidance suggests. A chorus of Fed officials said the U.S. economy is on the road to recovery but still faces risks, and reiterated that it’s premature to discuss pulling back monetary support.“In general there’s this thought that inflation may rear its ugly head,” said JJ Kinahan, chief market strategist at TD Ameritrade. “We see a little bit higher rates -- not significantly -- but a bit higher rates. And I think this struggle between value and growth also continues.”The weaker dollar boosted oil, helping to offset the effects of rising inventories in the U.S. Gulf Coast in response to the Colonial Pipeline shutdown. Copper traded near a record, and the Bloomberg Commodity Spot Index hovered around the highest levels in almost a decade.Here are some key events to watch this week:U.S. CPI report Wednesday is forecast to show prices continued to increase in AprilBank of England Governor Andrew Bailey speaks WednesdayThese are some of the main moves in markets:StocksS&P 500 futures dipped 0.1% as of 7:30 a.m. in Tokyo. The S&P 500 index fell 0.9%.Nasdaq 100 contracts fell 0.1%. The index was little changed.Nikkei 225 futures fell 0.5%Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 Index futures fell 0.6%Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index futures rose 0.4% earlierCurrenciesThe yen was at 108.63 per dollarThe offshore yuan was at 6.4285 per dollarThe Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index was little changedThe euro traded at $1.2147BondsThe yield on 10-year Treasuries advanced two basis points to 1.62%CommoditiesWest Texas Intermediate crude rose 0.3% to $65.45 a barrelGold was at $1,836.60 an ounceFor 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.
MOHAMMED ABED/AFP via Getty ImagesA massive volley of about 100 rockets was fired from the Gaza Strip towards Israel’s economic capital of Tel Aviv in a continuous two-hour barrage on Tuesday night, sending evening revelers into restaurant basements doubling as bomb shelters and propelling families into reinforced stairwells or safe rooms.Meanwhile, Israeli fighter jets and drones are striking targets throughout the Gaza Strip. As localized violence in Jerusalem grew into a cross-border conflict, at least 26 Palestinians, including nine children, were killed, according to officials in Gaza.On the Israeli side, three women were killed in the two days of fighting, and upwards of 70 Israelis were hospitalized in the war-like battle between Israeli forces and Hamas, the Islamist movement that rules the Gaza Strip.Violent Jerusalem Clashes Just the Start of Bloody Days to ComeIn Holon, another satellite city south of Tel Aviv, a bus exploded into flames after being struck by a rocket. Holon mayor Motti Sasson was left momentarily speechless, and in tears, by the damage inflicted on his cityThe show of force represents a considerable achievement for Hamas, an internationally recognized terror group that managed to launch an unprecedented shower of rockets and ignite one of the Israel’s main oil repositories, sending huge flames into the night sky over the city of Ashkelon, which led to shutdowns at Israel’s schools and airport. The violence spread like wildfire from the Israel-Gaza border to Israel’s mixed cities, with clashes among Jews and Arabs leading to arson and the complete loss of public order. The Border Police was fully mobilized in an effort to bring calm back to major cities. An emergency was declared in Lod, where thirty vehicles in a majority Jewish neighborhood were set on fire.Israeli officials appeared to have been surprised by the intensity of the attacks. In brief remarks, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday that Israel is “at the height of combat” and warned that “Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad have and will pay a very heavy price for their aggression.”Chief of Staff General Aviv Kochavi said that Israel had struck more than 500 Hamas targets, including “weapons depots and weapons production sites,” adding that “dozens of terrorists, among them terror leaders, were eliminated.”Israel engaged in its “knock on the roof” procedure, in which non-explosive charges were launched at high-rise Gaza buildings, warning residents to leave ahead of strikes aimed at rocket launching sites or “terror leaders.”The Israeli military mentioned two senior commanders killed in the strikes: Hamas’ Iyad Fathi Faik Sharir, the head of an anti-tank guided missile unit in Gaza City, and the head of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad’s rocket unit, Samih al-Mamluk.In a public statement from his residence in the Gulf emirate of Qatar, which is Hamas’ principal sponsor, the militia’s leader Ismail Haniyeh declared victory. “We have won the war over Jerusalem!”The rapid escalation into quasi-war began in late April, when Israeli police set up metallic barriers impeding gathering at Damascus Gate, the large, amphitheater-like entrance to Jerusalem’s Old City, and a traditional spot for evening socializing during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which ends on Wednesday night.Palestinian youths from Jerusalem and from the West Bank protested, mostly peacefully, against the barriers, which were soon removed. But it was too late to stop Lehava, a KKK-like group of Jewish supremacists, who in the ensuing days marched from Jerusalem’s City Hall towards Damascus Gate chanting “Death to the Arabs.”For Lehava, as for Hamas, the rioting and unrest served as an opportunity to show a public presence and attempt to influence minds while the political leadership, for Palestinians and for Israelis alike, hangs in a limbo.Palestinian elections planned for late May were cancelled when the Israeli government refused to allow east Jerusalem Arabs to vote in Palestinian balloting in Jerusalem, the Israeli capital and a city over which Israel exercises sovereign rule. The international community and the Palestinian government demands that east Jerusalem become the capital of their future state. A violent Monday raid by Israeli security forces on worshippers at the Al-Aqsa mosque—which left over 300 Palestinians injured—and a contentious ongoing court case that could lead to the eviction of dozens of Palestinians from East Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, further escalated tensions.Shocking Footage Shows Jerusalem Mosque Turned Into a War Zone, Hundreds of Palestinians InjuredMore than an actual battle against a much more powerful enemy, “Hamas wants to entrench in Arab and Palestinian minds the message that it is leading the battle for Jerusalem, that it forced the ‘occupation army’ to retreat,” Gal Berger, the Palestinian affairs analyst for Israeli Kan News, told The Daily Beast. “That is the message Hamas wants to engrave in the consciousness of the Arab world.”On the international front, Israel has been roundly condemned for its handling—or mishandling—of the riots which followed its blockage of Damascus Gate, but few countries have commented on the rocket fire directed at Israeli civilians.The State department confirmed that Secretary of State Antony Blinken had spoken with Israeli Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi, who tweeted that he thanked the United States “for the American support of our right to defend ourselves.”“We expect the entire international community to condemn Hamas' terrorist activities and the rocket fire from Gaza and not to reward terrorism,” he added.Former President Donald Trump weighed in with a statement posted to his website, in which he claimed that “under Biden, the world is getting more violent and more unstable because Biden’s weakness and lack of support for Israel is leading to new attacks on our allies.”“America must always stand with Israel and make clear that the Palestinians must end the violence, terror, and rocket attacks, and make clear that the U.S. will always strongly support Israel’s right to defend itself,” he said.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. 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Sean Rayford/GettyNew body-camera footage shown Tuesday to the family of Andrew Brown Jr. showed sheriff’s deputies “standing on the pavement unloading their weapons” on the 42-year-old Black man as he tried to drive away, the family’s lawyers said Tuesday.The family and one member of their legal team were able to view 19 minutes of about two hours of body-camera footage taken during the April 21 incident. The six new videos included snippets from different body cameras and dash footage. Previously, they’d only been shown about 20 seconds of edited footage, but a North Carolina judge ruled on April 28 that they could see more footage.“At no point did we see Mr. Brown pose a threat to the law enforcement that was there. It was absolutely and unequivocally unjustified,” Chance Lynch, one of the Brown family lawyers, said during a press conference after viewing the extended footage.The description of the new footage corroborates what Chanel Lassiter, another family attorney, said two weeks ago after viewing the original snippet. At the time, Lassiter said that Brown’s hands were on the steering wheel when authorities opened fire—and that he tried to drive away to “evade being shot” before crashing into a tree.Brown was shot at about 8:30 a.m. while deputies were serving a search warrant and arrest warrant at his house in Elizabeth City on felony drug charges. The Pasquotank County Sheriff’s Department released almost no details about the incident for days and, due to North Carolina laws, were unable to release the body-cam footage without a judge’s order.But during a hearing last month about releasing the footage, Pasquotank County District Attorney Andrew Womble insisted that the footage showed that Brown's car moved and “made contact with law enforcement” twice before deputies opened fire.Lynch said on Tuesday that Brown was in his car and appeared to be on the phone when he was “ambushed” by the officers. He said he believed that “at no point” did Brown see the seven deputies initially approach his car.While he did not go into details about what prompted the initial shot, Lynch said the gunfire prompted Brown to “put the car in reverse, putting several feet, if not yards, away from the police who were there” before he turned his steering wheel to the left to drive away. At all times, Lynch noted, Brown’s “hands were visible.”“At no point did we ever see any police officer behind his vehicle. At no point did we ever see Mr. Brown make contact with law enforcement,” Lynch said, adding that Brown was apparently trying to leave the scene as officers were unloading their weapons. “We did not see any actions on Mr. Brown’s part that he made contact with them or tried to go in their direction. In fact, he did the opposite. While there was a group of law enforcement were in front of him, he went in the opposite direction.”‘Tragic Day Here’: Deputy Fatally Shoots North Carolina Black Man While Serving Search WarrantLynch said that the “final shot” to Brown’s head made him “lose control...and collide with a tree.” But there were at least six “bullet holes in the passenger side of his car,” he added. The “windows were shattered” and at least one bullet even went through the front windshield, he said.He said that after deputies pulled Brown out of the car and laid him “face-first flat on the ground” and checked on the fatal bullet wound, they “begin to search his home.”“The video I saw [two weeks ago] was pretty much the same as what I saw today. Just a few more details. He wasn’t in the wrong at all. What’s in the dark will come to the light,” Khalil Ferebee, one of Brown’s sons, said Tuesday. “We will get justice.”Attorneys for Brown’s family have previously asked Womble to recuse himself because of his ties to the sheriff’s department and to ensure “fairness, transparency, and pursuit of the ends of justice.”“We do not believe we will have a fair set of eyes looking at this going forward,” Bakari Sellers, another attorney, said Tuesday. He said that while the family were not shown the full two hours of footage from the incident, they believe what was shown today “tells the entire story of what happened to Andrew Brown Jr.”An independent autopsy commissioned by the family’s lawyers concluded that Brown was shot at least five times in his car—including one “kill shot to the back of the head” while his hands were on the steering wheel. The autopsy, performed by Dr. Brent Hall, showed that while Brown sustained four bullet wounds to his right arm, the fatal shot penetrated his brain and skull and never exited his head.Pasquotank Chief Deputy Daniel Fogg said that the arrest warrant operation was classified as “high-risk” because Brown was a convicted felon with a history of resisting arrest. The search warrant, first obtained by WAVY, revealed that Brown was being watched for over a year and had allegedly sold drugs to an informant. Court records show that Brown had a history of criminal charges since the 1990s, including a misdemeanor drug-possession conviction and at least two pending felony drug charges.However, Brown’s family has said no drugs or weapons were seized from the 42-year-old’s property or car, according to Harry Daniels, one of their lawyers.Three of the seven officers—Investigator Daniel Meads, Deputy Sheriff II Robert Morgan, and Corp. Aaron Lewellyn—fired their weapons during the incident and are on administrative leave. The four other deputies—Lt. Steve Judd; Sgt. Michael Swindell; Sgt. Kendall Bishop; and Sgt. Joel Lunsford—were cleared after a follow-up investigation.The shooting, just hours after a Minneapolis jury found ex-cop Derek Chauvin guilty of murdering George Floyd, prompted hundreds of North Carolinians to take to the streets in protest.The FBI also opened a federal civil rights investigation into the incident death while North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper called for a special prosecutor to be appointed “to help assure the community” and Brown’s family that a “decision on pursuing criminal charges is conducted without bias.”The release of body-camera footage comes after weeks of legal hurdles put up by the state, city, and local law-enforcement officials. Under North Carolina law, body-camera footage cannot be released unless there is a court order because it is not considered to be a public record.While the judge ruled on April 28 that Brown’s family could see the footage, he said the public would have to wait at least 30 days in order to allow authorities to pursue criminal charges.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.
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A U.S. judge will seek to start Ghislaine Maxwell's trial on charges she procured teenage girls for Jeffrey Epstein to sexually abuse on Nov. 29, rejecting the British socialite's request to begin three weeks earlier. U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan in Manhattan said on Tuesday the later date served the interests of justice because it would let Maxwell's four prosecutors continue without scheduling disruptions. Nathan said the trial date is subject to courtroom availability and COVID-19 protocols, and that she would seek to conduct jury selection during the week of Nov. 15.
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The Brown family has been pushing for weeks to see full police body camera footage of the day Andrew Brown Jr. was killed
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Egypt's public prosecutors have shelved a case over a woman's allegation that she was gang raped at a luxury hotel in Cairo in 2014 because of "insufficient evidence" against the defendants, they said in a statement on Tuesday. Anger at inaction following the incident at the Fairmont Hotel helped fuel a campaign against harassment and assault in which hundreds of women have shared testimonies online and grew more vocal about exposing sexual abuse in Egypt. The four defendants were released from custody because evidence amassed during nearly nine months of investigation was insufficient to bring a criminal case, the prosecutors said.
The striker scored twice on his return from injury to set up a 3-1 win over Crystal Palace.
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The opposition leader recognized by the U.S. and dozens of other countries as Venezuela's legitimate leader on Tuesday proposed negotiations with the government on resolving the country's crisis and a possible gradual lifting of sanctions. In offering to work with President Nicolás Maduro's administration toward a “National Salvation Agreement,” Juan Guaidó said it is necessary to seek “realistic and viable solutions” to Venezuela’s social, economic and political crisis. Guaidó said any agreement must be reached through negotiations involving the opposition, pro-government forces and the international community.