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Missouri Southern State has dismissed coach Jeff Sims, who was coach at Garden City (Kansas) Community College in 2018 when a 19-year-old football player died of heat stroke. Athletic director Jared Bruggeman announced Sims' firing on Wednesday but did not give a reason. Sims was in his second year at Missouri Southern but the team did not play this season because of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Flanker Matera was stripped of the captaincy and, along with lock Guido Petti and hooker Santiago Socino, suspended on Tuesday for comments posted between 2011 and 2013 which disparaged Black people and those from other South American nations. But the UAR on Thursday said the players' apologies, combined with their good behaviour in the years since the comments were posted, meant the suspension could be lifted.
(Bloomberg) -- New York City’s average cases and positive-test rate continued to climb as Mayor Bill de Blasio advised people over 65 and with health conditions to stay home. Iowa reported a second straight day of record fatalities. Pennsylvania hit a second consecutive day of record cases amid strain on in its medical system. Nations across Europe are pushing ahead with fast-track Covid-19 jab programs, even as significant proportions of the public from France to Sweden remain opposed to the idea. The U.K. is hoping to inoculate millions of Britons before year-end, while Spain aims at vaccinating up to 20 million people by June. BioNTech SE said it’s on track to produce 50 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine with partner Pfizer Inc. this year, easing concerns that they might miss production targets. Bahrain granted emergency use authorization for that vaccine, the second country after the U.K. to do so.Key Developments:Global Tracker: Cases exceed 65.5 million; deaths top 1.51 millionTracking the coronavirus vaccines that will end the pandemicU.S. jobs recovery slows as virus rages, boosting aid chancesVaccine confusion leaves states asking how many doses they getCovid fighters run out of weapons with virus spreading in homesOperation Warp Speed and U.K. vaccine drive leave Europe behindSubscribe to a daily update on the virus from Bloomberg’s Prognosis team here. Click CVIDPennsylvania Hits Record Cases for Second Day As Pressure Rises on Hospitals (1:31 p.m. NY)Pennsylvania reported 11,763 cases, the second consecutive day of record infections. The number of hospitalizations has increased 10-fold since the start of October, to about 5,000, as medical officials warned of a looming crisis and as intensive-care beds filled in some parts of the state. “It doesn’t have to be this way,” Governor Tom Wolf, a Democrat, tweeted Friday. “Avoiding gatherings works. Staying home works. But it will take each one of us doing our part to stop the spread.”Pfizer, BioNTech Near 2020 Vaccine Target, Easing Output Concern (1:17 p.m. NY)BioNTech SE said it’s on track to produce 50 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine with partner Pfizer Inc. this year, easing concerns that they might miss production targets.As of Friday, the companies had made the majority of the promised supply for this year, BioNTech said in a statement to Bloomberg. For next year, they’re looking for ways to increase production capacity beyond a promised 1.3 billion doses.WHO Praises Vaccine Arrival But Warns Outbreak Not Over (12:55 p.m. NY)The World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that while the news of the imminent arrival of vaccines against the coronavirus is like a “light at the end of the tunnel,” he remains concerned there’s a “growing perception” that the virus is over, warning the pandemic has a “long way to run.”Executive Director Michael Ryan warned that not everyone will be vaccinated next year and urged individuals to continue respecting safety measures even when the vaccine arrives.Iowa Hits Record Deaths for Second Straight Day (12:42 p.m. NY)Iowa reported 84 more deaths, the second consecutive day of record fatalities, state data show. Total deaths are now 2,603. The state posted another 2,901 new cases, in a week in which infections have trended lower than mid-November, when cases topped 5,000 on several days. The number of hospitalizations and intensive-care patients fell.NYC Positivity Rate Highest Since May (12:36 p.m. NY)New York City’s positivity rate for Covid-19 climbed to 5.43% in the 7-day period ending Dec. 2, the highest since late May. But public schools will still reopen Monday for those who’ve chosen to take part-time in-class instruction.The weekly average for newly diagnosed cases reached 2,041 on Wednesday, up from 1,962 the previous day. Still, hospital admissions for patients with coronavirus symptoms dropped to 134 -- 40 fewer than the day before, a level that Mayor Bill de Blasio said the city’s public and private hospitals could handle.During an interview on WNYC radio, De Blasio warned people over 65 and those with pre-existing health conditions such as diabetes and heart disease to stay home and avoid contact with visitors unless it’s essential. Schools can reopen for pre-schoolers through 5th graders, de Blasio said, because they’ve been able to operate with “extraordinarily low transmission” for the past two months, with a positivity rate under 1%. “Our schools are literally safer than any place in New York City,” the mayor said.Italy Deaths Fall From Record (12:14 p.m. NY)Italy reported 24,099 new cases Friday, confirming the downward trend from last week. Daily fatalities dropped to 814 from a record 993 the previous day.The government eased restrictions on some regions. While the epidemic is still putting pressure on hospitals, there’s a general improvement in its transmission speed, which proves the three-tier restriction system introduced in early November has worked, according to the Health Ministry weekly report.JBS Sends Thousands of Meat Workers Home (11:59 a.m. NY)The latest surge in Covid-19 cases is starting to impact American meat-processing operations, with JBS SA telling thousands of vulnerable members of its workforce to stay at home.JBS, the world’s largest meat supplier, has put about 8% of its U.S. workforce on paid leave since coronavirus cases began to accelerate in October, a spokesman for the company said Friday. JBS USA employs about 64,400 people in the U.S., according to its website.Bahrain Is Second Country to Approve Pfizer Vaccine (11:51 a.m. NY)Bahrain has granted emergency use authorization for the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine and becomes the second country after the U.K. to approve it, Bahrain News Agency reported.The National Health Regulatory Authority approval followed “thorough analysis and review undertaken by the Authority of all available data.” The country approved Sinopharm’s vaccine for use by frontline workers in November.Swiss Warn of Tighter Restrictions (10:28 a.m. NY)The Swiss government urged the public to redouble its efforts to bring down Covid-19 cases and left the door open to further measures, should municipalities fail to take action.“The situation in our country is alarming,” Interior Minister Alain Berset said.“We expect tough measures,” he also said and referred to the restaurant closures recently ordered in the city of Basel and in the mountainous east.With the holidays nearing, the government announced new rules to prevent crowding in shops. It also announced that ski resorts will be open for domestic tourism this winter, but the permits required for operation will be contingent on the epidemiological situation.Sweden Unveils Vaccine Strategy After 26% Reject Immunization (9:48 a.m. NY)Swedish health authorities acknowledged they need to convert vaccine doubters -- currently just over a quarter of the population -- if they’re to reach enough people to achieve herd immunity.Only 46% of Swedes say they want to be vaccinated, while 26% say they don’t, according to a recent Novus poll. Herd immunity comes when enough people in a community have developed immunity through being either infected or vaccinated. For Covid-19, the percentage is estimated to range from 55% to 82%.U.K. Virus R Number Extends Decline (8:45 a.m. NY)The U.K. said that the latest R number for the coronavirus in the country is between 0.8-1.0 and the growth rate range is -3% to -1% per day.On Nov. 27, the gauge was at 0.9-1.0, down from as high as 1.0-1.2 on Nov. 13. The R number is the number of people, on average, one person with coronavirus will give the virus to.French Increasingly Reluctant to Get Covid-19 Vaccine (8:39 a.m. NY)The French are increasingly unwilling to get vaccinated against Covid-19, with 53% of those in a November survey planning to get the shot, down from 64% in July, health authorities said in a weekly coronavirus bulletin.In the July survey, 67% of naysayers cited the new vaccines not being safe as the reason not to get the shot, while 18% opposed vaccination in general. Health authorities didn’t provide a breakdown of reasons in the November survey. France has said it won’t make the Covid-19 vaccine compulsory.Swedish Health Agency Sees Cap on Gatherings as Christmas Guide (8:03 a.m. NY)Sweden’s public health authority said the current ban of public gatherings of more than eight people is a suitable guideline for people to follow over Christmas and New Year.The country hasn’t decided on a firm cap for people wishing to socialize over the festive period, “but we have earlier had eight people as the norm,” the agency’s General-Director Johan Carlson told news agency TT.Spain Expects to Vaccinate up to 20 Million People by June (7:43 a.m. NY)Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said in a briefing Friday that he expects Spain will have given Covid-19 shots to 15 million to 20 million people by June. Elderly people in nursery houses and their staff, followed by health workers, will be vaccinated in the first phase of about 2.5 million people.Iceland Vaccine Program Aims for Herd Immunity by End of March (6:48 a.m. NY)Iceland aims to achieve herd immunity by vaccinating 75% of its population against Covid-19 by the end of March.A contract with Pfizer for enough vaccines to inoculate 85,000 people is expected to be signed next week, the Health Ministry said in a statement. Iceland, which is covered by the European Union’s procurement program, has already entered an agreement with AstraZeneca for enough doses to vaccinate 115,000 individuals. Agreements with Moderna and Janssen are also in the works, it said.Poland’s Virus Deaths Near 20,000; Record Slovenia Fatalities (5:26 p.m. HK)Poland registered 13,239 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, compared with 14,838 on Thursday, taking total number of infected to 1,041,846, the Health Ministry said on its website. The nation’s Covid-19 death toll increased by 531 to 19,359.Slovenia confirmed a daily record of 61 deaths from Covid-19 a day after the government published its plan of easing the lock-down measures.Glaxo-Backed Vaccine Shows Strong Immune Response in Early Trial (5:23 p.m. HK)A Covid-19 vaccine project supported by GlaxoSmithKline Plc is headed for advanced trials after showing a strong immune response in early studies. Sichuan Clover Biopharmaceuticals Inc. of China said its shot induced neutralizing antibodies and proved to be safe in a study of 150 adults and elderly volunteers. The vaccine uses adjuvants -- agents that boost a vaccine’s response -- from both Glaxo and Dynavax Technologies Corp.Sweden Aims to Get 2 Million Vaccines in First Quarter (5:16 p.m. HK)Sweden expects to get enough Covid-19 vaccines to immunize a fifth of the population in the first quarter of 2021, Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said Friday.The nation has secured vaccines from Pfizer Inc., Moderna Inc., AstraZeneca Plc, Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc and CureVac NV through European Union agreements. Immunizations are scheduled to start on a smaller scale in January, with 4 million doses -- enough for 2 million people - expected to be delivered by the end of March.The vaccination program will give priority to residents and staff at care homes, as well as the elderly receiving assistance at home, Public Health Agency director-general Johan Carlson said at a news briefing.Hungary Unlikely to Ease Virus Curbs as Deaths Hit Record (4:13 p.m. HK)Hungary reported a record 189 Covid deaths Friday, and has more than 7,800 patients still in hospital. Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s coronavirus advisers are strictly opposed to a major easing of the country’s current pandemic measures, the premier said Friday in a state radio interview.India to Start Covid Vaccination as Soon as Approved (3:45 p.m. HK)Indian scientists working on a vaccine for Covid-19 are confident of being successful, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said. Experts think the inoculation could be ready in the next few weeks, and the nation would start vaccinations as soon as there is green light from scientists, he said at an all-party meeting Friday.U.K. Hopes to Vaccinate Millions of Britons by End-2020 (3:20 p.m. HK)Most of the first batch of 800,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine secured by the U.K. have already reached the nation, and the government hopes to inoculate millions of Britons before the year is out, Britain’s Business Secretary Alok Sharma said in an interview with Sky News.Japan Still Sees Stimulus Role for Travel Despite Virus (3:09 p.m. HK)Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga’s government remains committed to extending domestic travel subsidies as part of a stimulus package, despite rising virus cases stretching hospital resources in some of Japan’s biggest cities.Seoul to Close Stores, Theaters to Fight Virus (1:43 p.m. HK)Seoul will close stores, theaters, internet cafes, department stores after 9pm for two weeks starting Dec. 5 as well as cut the frequency of public transportation after 9pm.Its mayor urged citizens to stop late night, outside activities after 9pm for two weeks. This comes as the number of newly confirmed cases in the capital reached a record 295 in the latest tally.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
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New York Jets left guard Alex Lewis is being benched for the second straight game as a result of what coach Adam Gase called “an organizational decision.” Lewis was limited at practice last Friday for what the team said was not injury related. Neither Gase nor the winless team has explained the situation surrounding Lewis, who had started all but one game this season before last week.
(Bloomberg) -- Glencore Plc named the head of its coal business, Gary Nagle, to take over as chief executive officer next year, when billionaire Ivan Glasenberg retires after almost two decades running the world’s biggest commodity trader.“It’s time to hand over to a new generation and a new leader,” Glasenberg said during an investor call Friday. “We’ve decided that, over the next six months, I will be working closely with Gary Nagle, who will be taking over from me.”Nagle, like Glasenberg, is South African and earned degrees in commerce and accounting from the University of the Witwatersrand. Also like Glasenberg, he built his career by rising through the ranks of Glencore’s coal operations. He now has to handle growing investor unease about that coal business, navigate through corruption probes and address a steep share price decline, compared with its peers.Nagle was conspicuous by his absence on the biggest day of his career so far, as Glasenberg took center stage. Nagle didn’t speak on calls with investors or the media. Glencore shares rose 3.1% in London, closing at their highest price since February.Nagle found out in the last couple of weeks, while based in Australia, that he was the anointed successor to take over a company that reported $215 billion in revenue last calendar year. Calls and contacts with Glasenberg increased during that period.“I’ve been talking to Gary all the time,” Glasenberg said. “Over time, I was talking more to him. I’m sure he realized he was a potential front-runner. And over the past few weeks, I’ve been talking to him about the new role.”Nagle is set to spend the next six months traveling with Glasenberg as he gets to know the company’s most important partners -- from the heads of the banks that finance its giant trading operations to government contacts in the countries where its biggest mines are.The future of the company’s sprawling coal business likely will be Nagle’s biggest challenge. While the company Friday detailed a plan to become emission-neutral by 2050, many investors increasingly are uncomfortable owning mines that produce the most-polluting fuel.Glasenberg said that while the company would like to run those mines down over the next 30 years, should shareholders demand that Glencore sell or spin off its coal business, that’s what Nagle will do.“I’ll support him in anything that creates value for shareholders,” Glasenberg said.Glasenberg declined to comment on the array of legal probes the company is facing, including from the U.S. Department of Justice for possible money laundering and corruption.Known by some as a “mini-Ivan,” Nagle joined Glencore in 2000 as an asset manager in the coal department, going on to become chief executive of its Colombian coal operation, Prodeco Group, in December 2007. Following the acquisition of Xstrata, the 45-year-old was moved to run the company’s South Africa-focused alloy assets, and then was named head of coal assets.Glasenberg announced at the end of 2018 his plan to retire in the next few years, firing the starting gun on a closely watched race including Nagle, Kenny Ives and Nico Paraskevas. Glasenberg said he hoped the other candidates stay with the company.“I hope we can maintain talent,” he said. “In many companies when the CEO is appointed, other people leave. I hope that’s not the case here, but time will tell.”Glasenberg’s departure follows that of his chief lieutenants, who themselves became billionaires when the company listed, during the past two years. The exodus included head of copper trading Telis Mistakidis, head of oil Alex Beard and Daniel Mate, who headed up the zinc business.Though Glasenberg is relinquishing the top job, he holds a 9.1% stake in Glencore, making him the second-biggest shareholder.“He will maintain the culture and the style this company has,” Glasenberg said. “I’m happy to have him as the custodian of my shareholding in the company which I will maintain going forward.”For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
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The U.S. House of Representatives voted on Friday to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level, but the legislation is not expected to advance further as long as the Senate remains in Republican hands. It was the first time either chamber of Congress has voted to end the federal ban on marijuana since the drug was listed as a "controlled substance" in 1970. Fifteen U.S. states and the District of Columbia have legalized recreational use of marijuana, and over 30 states allow some form of the drug for medicinal purposes.
The Assn. of Independent Commercial Producers has agreed with Hollywood unions to adopt COVID-19 testing for workers on sets. A rep for one of the International Alliance of Theaterical Stage Employees confirmed to Variety that the deal has gone into effect. The Directors Guild of America and the Intl. Brotherhood of Teamsters have also been in […]
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