Volunteers have been living and working in Thuwana soccer stadium transformed into a field hospital on the front line against coronavirus. They helps the medical staff, despite the risks and the tough, hot conditions.
Volunteers have been living and working in Thuwana soccer stadium transformed into a field hospital on the front line against coronavirus. They helps the medical staff, despite the risks and the tough, hot conditions.
Asian shares slipped Friday after surging U.S. bond yields renewed pressure on high-flying technology companies. Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 index dropped as much as 2% and shares fell in most other markets. Investors were disappointed with remarks by Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell on Thursday when he said inflation will likely pick up in the coming months, though he cautioned that the increase would be temporary and would not be enough for the Fed to alter low-interest rate policies set to help the economy recover from the pandemic.
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Former Australia batsman Usman Khawaja has called for Steve Smith to take back the captaincy of the test side once Tim Paine's tenure is over. Smith, who led the team for nearly three years, was stripped of the captaincy and banned from leadership roles for two years in the wake of the Newlands ball-tampering scandal in 2018. Smith's leadership ban expired last March but the master batsman has since been overlooked for roles in the test and white-ball teams.
US e-commerce giant eBay will halt the resale of six Dr Seuss books on its platform after they were pulled by their publisher over imagery considered racist, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.
The recent efforts of the New Yorkers have thrilled fans at the halfway point of the season.
(Bloomberg) -- Credit Suisse Group AG plans to wind down a $10 billion group of supply chain finance funds linked to financier Lex Greensill that it suspended this week because of valuation concerns.The Swiss bank said it will make the first payments to investors -- amounting to approximately 80% of the available cash and cash equivalents -- on about March 8 for the Luxembourg-domiciled funds and later the same week for the Liechtenstein-domiciled fund, according to a statement from the bank on Friday. Payments will be made in several installments.The bank said previously the funds had about $3.7 billion in cash.Credit Suisse earlier this week suspended redemptions, in part because a major insurer for the securities in the funds refused to provide coverage on new notes. The decision sent ripple effects across the globe and prompted Greensill Capital to seek a buyer for its operations. The parent company is currently in talks on its survival and is in the process of filing for insolvency in the U.K., people familiar with the matter said.Swiss asset manager GAM Holding AG also earlier this week decided to shutter its $842 million GAM Greensill Supply Chain Finance Fund and return investors’ moneyIn an update to investors earlier this week, Credit Suisse said that it was looking for ways to return cash in the funds. It also said that Greensill’s German Bank -- which has effectively been shuttered by regulators -- was one of the insured parties and plays a role in the claims process for the insured notes.Many of the assets in the funds have such protection to make them more appealing for investors seeking alternatives to money markets. But the second-biggest of them, the High Income Fund, doesn’t use insurance. It’s also the fund with the least liquidity, with just 16% of the $1.8 billion in net assets in cash.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.
Stark warning from charity highlights risks to properties, monuments and landscapes in Britain as planet heats up
THE London Stock Exchange is now a “truly global” business following the completion of its deal to buy data group Refinitiv for $27 billion. Despite this environment, and with the vast majority of employees working remotely across our global locations, LSEG has delivered for its customers and provided a strong financial performance, demonstrating strong operational resilience. Amsterdam recently passed London for euro denominated share dealing.
Tammy Beaumont’s rare run of form continued as England wrapped up their T20 series against New Zealand with a game to spare. England took a 2-0 lead, just as they did in the ODI series that preceded it, ahead of Sunday’s final game of their first tour in Covid times. With Katherine Brunt absent ill, Freya Davies stepped up, taking her best figures for England, four for 23, while there were also superb bowling performances from Nat Sciver (two for 25) and Sarah Glenn (two for 23).
Mine that produced Queen's diamond investigates claims of abuses by guardsPetra Diamonds already faces court action on similar grounds, as its contractors are accused of continued assaults on illegal miners Artisanal diamond miners on land near the Williamson complex in Mwadui. ilegal miners have allegedly been beaten by the mine’s security guards. Photograph: Courtesy of Raid UK
Frankfurt | Zurich - 05 March 2021 - The board of directors of 21Shares AG is delighted to announce a world first and the taking of another leap forward towards the institutionalisation of crypto assets by planning to list Exchange Traded Products (ETPs) tracking two of the most popular crypto assets - Ethereum (ticker: 21XE) and Bitcoin Cash (21XC) - on the regulated market of Deutsche Boerse XETRA on March 9th, 2021 subject to the approval by the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. Following the first listing in July and September 2020 of the 21Shares Bitcoin ETP (21XB) and Short Bitcoin ETP (21XS) on XETRA, the Swiss ETP issuer adds two more ETPs with assets already exceeding 100 million USD. A Central Clearing counterparty (CCP) adds essential benefits like standardisation, risk reduction and operational efficiency, which is further accelerating the institutionalisation of crypto ETPs. 21Shares believes this innovation delivers enhanced liquidity and reduces trading costs as central clearing expands the pool of eligible counterparties to trade with beyond having to clear bilaterally. “While other issuers continue to follow our steps in listing a Bitcoin ETP on a stock exchange, we had time to build the infrastructure and actively conduct regulatory lobbying for other innovative crypto assets and issuances.” Hany Rashwan, CEO 21Shares AG commented. “This is why we were the first to list an Ethereum and Bitcoin Cash ETP on the Swiss stock exchange and we are now leveraging our expertise to provide investors in the DACH region and beyond with the same institutional reach, safety and cost effective ways to gain exposure to crypto assets. After the immensely successful launch of the first Polkadot ETP just a month ago, we are working on several more launches in the second and third quarter. In this way, we aim to lead the adoption of crypto assets into conventional asset allocations.” The 21Shares Ethereum ETP (AETH SW - CH0454664027) and the 21Shares Bitcoin Cash ETP (ABCH SW - CH0475552201), are fully collateralized using Coinbase as independent regulated institutional grade custodian, debuted on the Swiss stock market in mid 2019 and have a performance of 116.3% and 53.0% with annual management fees of 1.49% and 2.50% respectively. Since the outbreak of the Coronavirus in Europe in March 2020, Bitcoin has seen a sharp increase in price from around $5,000 to $49,000 in March 2021. The asset appreciation was accompanied by a surge in interest from both the general public and for the first time larger corporations. Companies including the likes of Paypal, Square, Microstrategy and, as of late, the global electric car manufacturer Tesla have added Bitcoin to their balance sheets. While there is already an abundance of Bitcoin financial products on the market, there is a significant lack of institutional-grade products for other large-volume crypto assets. 21Shares AG has been pioneering the institutionalisation of crypto assets into portfolio allocation since listing the first and only crypto basket ETP (HODL) on the Swiss stock exchange in November 2018. Since then, the issuer has launched a total of 12 different crypto ETPs to market, most recently the only Polkadot ETP (ADOT) in February 2021 with assets under management in the product already exceeding $30m. The Swiss issuer is the only crypto focused ETP issuer with such breadth and depth and has since secured its position as the leading crypto ETP issuer globally reaching $1 billion in assets under management in February 2021. Assetgrowth This regulatory landmark of the first Ethereum and Bitcoin Cash ETPs on Deutsche Boerse XETRA brings the total of centrally cleared ETPs offered by 21Shares in Germany to 4 and further extends its lead on any European exchanges which further demonstrate the demand by institutional investors to allocate crypto assets in conventional portfolio allocation using crypto ETPs. This listing on Germany’s largest regulated stock exchange becomes the third stock exchange globally to offer Ethereum and a Bitcoin Cash ETP. The Ethereum ETP has also been admitted to listing on the regulated market of the Wiener Boerse since September 2020. About 21Shares Founded in 2018, 21Shares AG (formerly Amun) is the leading crypto fintech issuer of ETP in Switzerland. It aims to make investing in crypto assets as easy as buying shares using your conventional broker or bank. Investors can invest in cryptocurrencies using a conventional ETP structure (or tracker) easily, in total confidence and cost-effectively thanks to the 21Shares suite of ETPs now composed of 12 Crypto ETPs : the 21Shares Crypto Basket Index ETP (HODL:SW), 21Shares Bitcoin (ABTC:SW | 21XB:GY), 21Shares Ethereum (AETH:SW | 21XE GY), 21Shares XRP (AXRP:SW | 21XX:GR), 21Shares Bitcoin Cash ETP (ABCH:SW | 21XC:GY), 21Shares Binance ETP (ABNB:SW), 21Shares Tezos ETP (AXTZ:SW), 21shares Bitcoin Suisse ETP (ABBA:SW), 21Shares Bitwise 10 ETP (KEYS:SW), Sygnum Platform Winners Index ETP (MOON:SW), 21Shares Short Bitcoin ETP (SBTC:SW | 21XS:GY), 21Shares Polkadot ETP (ADOT:SW | PDOT:GR). The entire suite is listed on a regulated framework on the official market of Deutsche Boerse, SIX Swiss Exchange, BX Swiss, the Wiener Boerse and MTF on Börse Stuttgart, Tradegate and Gettex in CHF, USD, GBP and EUR respectively. Incorporated and headquartered in the canton of Zug, with offices in Zurich and New York, the company has launched several world firsts, including the first listed crypto basket index (HODL) ETP in November 2018 and currently manages assets of one billion US Dollars. In order to always be up to date, 21Shares AG has established an in-house research team. Press Contact Laurent Kssis +41 44 260 8660 press@21Shares.com Disclaimer This document and the information contained herein are not for distribution in or into (directly or indirectly) the United States, Canada, Australia or Japan or any other jurisdiction in which the distribution or release would be unlawful. This document does not constitute an offer of securities for sale in or into the United States, Canada, Australia or Japan. This document does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to purchase, any securities in the United States. 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When was the last time you got dressed up? Or better yet, the last time you got dressed up for an actual occasion? I can’t recall an experience in the last year for which jeans and a T-shirt didn’t suffice. Then again, I’m not yet eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, and therefore, haven’t had to pick out an outfit for what Brooklyn-based actress Ashlie Atkinson — someone who has received her first jab — calls “the event of [the] year.” For her, the answer to the question above is easy: She wore a full-length, sequin gown to her vaccination appointment. Wearing a sequined full-length gown to my vaccine appointment because it’s the EVENT OF MY YEAR pic.twitter.com/zkqxT8KvME— ashlie atkinson (@ashlieatkinson) February 23, 2021 “When I finally got an appointment, I was really excited. It’s the biggest thing I’m going to do this year,” Atkinson tells Refinery29, days after her appointment. The dress, which had been gathering dust in the back of her closet for more than a year, was originally purchased for Atkinson’s since-canceled roller derby league’s annual gala last September. Not knowing when or if she’d get another chance to wear the formal gown, she wore it for her first jab — with white, slush-proof plastic boots, heirloom earrings that had been passed down from her grandmother to her mom to her, and a face mask that was given to her by one of her best friends. “I was fully representing all of my loved ones,” she says. Atkinson had meningitis as a child and, 10 years ago, suffered a pulmonary embolism, which, in part, qualified her for the vaccine. When she received the appointment, she was excited to finally have an opportunity to go to the hospital under optimistic circumstances. In the past, Atkinson says that she’s often felt the need to dress up when going to the doctor, because of the way people make assumptions about her based on her weight. “I don’t have the luxury to go in wearing UGGs and yoga pants,” she explains. “As a fat person, I always dress up as a self-preservation measure. I do it to make them understand that I have value, and that I care about myself, and that they should care about me as well, though I’m not normally in sequins.” Getting a vaccine was a way for Atkinson to dress up, not as a defense tactic, but as an expression of joy. “I just really wanted to celebrate the moment,” she says. In Cheshire, Bethany Hughes, a customer service and sales agent for an airline, also recently got vaccinated. She, too, planned an outfit for the occasion: a white T-shirt printed with The Fortune Cat, a symbol of good luck and protection in Chinese and Japanese culture, on its pocket; a pleated skirt, and tights, with the caption. “I chose my T-shirt for two reasons: (1) It was recently Chinese New Year,” she says. “And (2) I was feeling a bit nervous about the vaccine as it was my first in nearly 10 years, and the lucky cat denotes good luck.” In addition, she says she wanted her outfit to show off her tattoos because they are a part of her self-expression. “My high-waisted, black, flare skirt makes me feel feminine and powerful, swishing around through the local rugby ground where the vaccines were being administered.” According to her, tights were a welcome escape from the baggy joggers she’s been living in. Brooklyn-based blogger Yvonne Morel tweeted prior to her appointment: “I have my outfit ready for my vaccine on Sunday. I am going to be so extra. It’s deserved.” As a Type 1 diabetic, Morel’s spent most of the last year at home, worrying about her health and thinking she “would never see the end of this,” she tells Refinery29. “However, as things started to look ‘up,’ I began taking advantage of the few times I have been able to comfortably go outside by making sure to dress up.” For the occasion, she paired her favorite ASOS pants with Adidas sneakers and a sweatshirt with the phrase, “Daughter of an immigrant” printed across the front. The latter is from a brand of the same name, which was founded as a way to say thank you to all the parents that “bravely crossed borders” for their children, according to the website. “I always said I would wear this jumper when I get my vaccine because my mum — along with my dad and brother — are very much the reasons why I have been able to remain as calm and positive as I have during this pandemic,” she says. “She was born and raised in the Dominican Republic.” Chloe Tear, a disability blogger and content designer for a disability charity called Scope, also took her outfit into consideration before heading to get her first vaccine shot in Leeds, England. She wore a floral face mask, overalls covered with tiny (French!) cats, and a yellow raincoat. “I chose this outfit to make me feel empowered,” she tells Refinery29. Despite meeting the criteria for the vaccine due to her having Cerebral palsy, Tear wrote on Instagram that she was initially left off the list for England’s group-six qualification. She had to fight to get herself a shot — something that she recognizes is a problem, not only for her but for all people who have disabilities. “It’s not something we should have to fight for,” she says, “but these dungarees empowered me to keep fighting for my rights and to support others to do the same.” Shelley Benhoff, from Orlando, Florida, wore heels and a tiara to her vaccination appointment on Friday. Like Tear, these items made her feel powerful and confident. Because she’s at high risk of severe illness from COVID, Benhoff has hardly left her house since last March. “Like so many, this past year has been very hard for me,” she says. “Fashion is a way of expressing myself that I have been denied for a year now.” In a way, her appointment marked the end of that chapter for her. Atkinson echoes that sentiment. “We’ve had very little to look forward to. So, it’s really been nice to have something to be excited about.” After all, it’s not just a doctor’s appointment. It’s the aftertimes finally visible on the horizon. Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Why Are Women Having To Justify Their Vaccine?I Helped Create The Johnson & Johnson VaccineWhat You Should Know About The COVID Vaccine
Manchester United want to lock down Bruno Fernandes, who has been one of their strongest players in the past two seasons.
Effissimo Capital Management has gained further backing in its push for a probe into Toshiba Corp, but big stakes built up by investors like BlackRock have raised questions over how much influence it and other activist shareholders will ultimately wield. Glass Lewis became on Friday the second major proxy advisor to recommend shareholders vote in favour of an independent investigation into allegations that investors were pressured ahead of last year's annual general meeting. Singapore-based Effissimo, which is Toshiba's top shareholder with a 9.9% stake, made the proposal after investor complaints about the last AGM.
Half of London’s boroughs have a weekly rate of less than 50 new confirmed infections per 100,000, with just one area still above 100
Indian farmers who have been protesting for months against deregulation of produce markets plan to block a major expressway outside New Delhi on Saturday, the 100th day of their campaign, they said. Tens of thousands have been camped outside Delhi since December, demanding Prime Minister Narendra Modi repeal three farm laws that open up the country's agriculture markets to private companies, which the farmers say will make them vulnerable. Farmers from the northern states of Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh plan to stop all traffic on the six-lane Western Peripheral Expressway that forms a ring outside New Delhi for up to five hours, union leaders said on Friday.
One of the greatest political achievements of our time cannot become a casualty of a Brexit neither country voted for in the first place, writes Emma DeSouza.
Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher believes his former club need to make a big splash in the transfer market this summer in order to rediscover their lost goal threat. The defending Premier League champions - with just 10 points to their name from 11 top-flight matches in 2021 - have been left with an uphill battle in a fight just to make the top four this season after suffering an unprecedented fifth straight home defeat against Chelsea at Anfield. Previously dominant and free-scoring Liverpool drew a blank once again on Thursday night in a game won by Mason Mount’s quality first-half strike and have now gone more than 10 hours without scoring from open play at home.
L’aereo papale, un Alitalia Covid free, è decollato da Fiumicino alla volta di Baghdad. Inizia così la storica missione di Papa Francesco: è la prima volta di un Papa in terra irachena. Bergoglio ha tanto desiderato questo viaggio, nonostante i problemi legati alla sicurezza e malgrado l'emergenza pandemica che ha colpito anche il nunzio in Iraq che avrebbe dovuto accompagnare il Papa nel viaggio. Bergoglio, in Iraq, si sposterà con tutta probabilità in auto blindata, non ci saranno naturalmente le grandi folle a causa dell’emergenza coronavirus. L’aereo papale atterrerà all’aeroporto di Baghdad intorno alle 14 (le nostre 12). Saranno giornate intense per Francesco che non ha voluto deludere una seconda volta gli iracheni che già avevano atteso invano Wojtyla. Particolarmente atteso l’incontro di domani con l’ayatollah al Sistani. Il Papa, nel momento di lasciare il territorio italiano alla volta dell’Iraq, ha fatto pervenire al Presidente della Repubblica, Sergio Mattarella, un telegramma: "Nel momento in cui lascio Roma per recarmi in Iraq pellegrino di pace e di fraternità tra i popoli, mi è gradito rivolgere a Lei, signor Presidente, il mio deferente saluto che accompagno con fervidi auspici di serenità e prosperità per il caro popolo Italiano". Il Papa, prima di lasciare Casa Santa Marta, poco prima delle 7, si è intrattenuto per alcuni momenti con circa 12 persone accolte dalla Comunità di Sant’Egidio e dalla Cooperativa Auxilium, rifugiatesi in anni recenti in Italia dall’Iraq. Lo fa sapere il Vaticano. Il gruppo era accompagnato dall’Elemosiniere, Card. Konrad Krajewski. Quindi Francesco si è trasferito in auto all’Aeroporto Internazionale di Roma-Fiumicino da dove, alle 7.35, a bordo di un A330 dell’Alitalia, è partito alla volta di Baghdad.
GOFORE PLC COMPANY ANNOUNCEMENT 5 MARCH 2021 AT 9.10 EET Gofore Plc's Annual Report 2020 published Gofore Plc's Annual Report for the year 2020 has been published in Finnish and in English on the company’s website at www.gofore.com. The Annual Report contains the Board of Directors' Report, Auditor's Report and Financial Statements 2020. Gofore has also published a Remuneration Statement for 2020. Additionally, for 2020, the company has published a Sustainability Report in Finnish. The English version of the report will be available on the company website during March. All PDF files of these publications are attached to this company announcement. Further enquiries: Mikael Nylund, CEO, Gofore Plc tel. +358 40 540 2280 email@example.com Certified Adviser: Evli Bank Plc, tel. +358 40 579 6210 Gofore Plc is a Finland-based digitalisation specialist with international growth plans. Together with our customers, we are pioneering an ethical digital world. We're made up of over 700 impact-driven people across Finland, Germany, Spain and Estonia – top experts in our industry who are our company's heart, brain, and hands. We use consulting, coding and design as tools to incite positive change. We care for our people, our customers, and the surrounding world. Our values guide our business: Gofore is a great workplace that thrives on customer success. In 2020, our revenue amounted to EUR 78 million. Gofore Plc's shares are quoted in the Nasdaq First North Growth Market Finland. Learn more: www.gofore.com. Attachments Gofore Plc Remuneration Statement 2020 Gofore Plc Annual Report 2020 Gofore Plc Sustainability Report (in Finnish) 2020