Justin Bieber spent his 27th birthday shooting a music video on a Paris hotel roof on Monday.
Justin Bieber spent his 27th birthday shooting a music video on a Paris hotel roof on Monday.
Cinemas are about to reopen – but have some films missed their moment?. The pandemic put films on hold. As cinemas gear up for their reopening, some movies – and their actors – may not survive the long wait
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Kid Cudi has won praise from fans around the world for performing in a dress on Saturday Night Live.The rapper served as the musical guest on the latest episode of the sketch programme, which was hosted by actress Carey Mulligan in New York City on Saturday evening. During the show, Kid took to the stage to perform his song Sad People, which explores his own battle with depression and suicidal thoughts, while wearing a floral print dress. After fans began to speculate that the outfit was an homage to a look that the late Kurt Cobain wore in the 1990s, the star confirmed the tribute to the Nirvana guitarist via a social media message. Cobain committed suicide at the age of 27 in 1994. Kid also took to Twitter after the show to share that Off-White creative director Virgil Abloh had custom-made the look and indicated it would be included in an upcoming collection. "Virgil designed the dress for me. I told him I wanted to show love to Kurt (with) a floral print sundress and this man made a masterpiece. Thank You @virgilabloh. Ur a f**kin genius!! Love you man we did it!!!"The outfit quickly generated a lot of attention online, with many fans praising both the fashion statement and tribute to Cobain. "I love Kid Cudi and his performance last night was great! The only question I have is..does the dress have pockets @virgilabloh? Cuz it was fabulous," one viewer praised, while another commented, "I've always been a Kid Cudi fan but omg (oh my God) this dress is so cute and I'm a fan all over again!" And another joked: "Kid Cudi has officially opened sundress season. I'll be avoiding hard pants for six more months."Earlier in the evening, Kid also performed his song Tequila Shots while wearing a dark green cardigan and T-shirt featuring a photo of late SNL castmember Chris Farley. Farley died of a drug overdose at the age of 33 in 1997.
Iran on Monday blamed Israel for a sabotage attack on its underground Natanz uranium enrichment plant, warning that it would take revenge for the assault. "Of course the Zionist regime, with this action, tried to take revenge on the people of Iran for their patience and wise attitude regarding the lifting of (US) sanctions," Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said at a press conferenceIt was the first official accusation levelled against Israel for the incident Sunday that cut power across the facility. Ali Akbar Salehi, the head of the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran, called the attack an act of "nuclear terrorism" on Sunday, but he stopped short of directly blaming anyone for the incident. Israel has not directly claimed responsibility for the attack. However, suspicion fell immediately on Israel as media there nearly uniformly reported that a devastating cyberattack orchestrated by the country caused the blackout.If Israel was responsible, it would further heighten tensions between the two nations, already engaged in a shadow conflict across the wider Middle East. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who met Sunday with US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, has vowed to do everything in his power to stop the revival of the 2015 nuclear deal. IR-1 centrifuges damaged in attack Details about what happened early Sunday morning at the enrichment facility remained sketchy. The event was initially described as a blackout caused by the electrical grid feeding its above-ground workshops and underground enrichment halls.Khatibzadeh acknowledged that IR-1 centrifuges, the first-generation workhorse of Iran's uranium enrichment, had been damaged in the attack. However, he did not elaborate. State television has yet to show any images from the facility. “The answer for Natanz is avenging Israel,” Khatibzadeh said. “Israel will receive its answer through its own path.” He did not elaborate.Natanz suffered a mysterious explosion in July that authorities later described as sabotage. Israel was suspected of being behind the attack.Iran also blamed Israel for the killing of a scientist who began the country’s military nuclear programme decades earlier.(FRANCE 24 with AFP and AP)
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(Bloomberg) -- Italian diagnostics company DiaSorin SpA agreed to acquire Luminex Corp. for about $1.8 billion, gaining the maker of Covid-19 testing kits and a greater foothold in the U.S. market.DiaSorin agreed to pay $37 a share in the all-cash transaction, according to a statement Sunday. That’s about 12% more than Luminex’s closing share price on April 9. DiaSorin shares rose as much as 11.4% in Milan trading, the most ever.Austin, Texas-based Luminex makes Covid-19 laboratory tests along with a suite of other biological testing technologies. In late March, it applied to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for emergency approval of a lab test that combines tests for Covid-19 and the flu.“Luminex perfectly fits with our strategy to grow our positioning in the molecular diagnostics space,” DiaSorin Chief Executive Officer Carlo Rosa said in the statement. The purchase also gives it a bigger presence in North America, which accounted for about 37% of its sales in 2020, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.Like many companies in the lab-testing space, the pandemic has been a boon for Luminex’s business. The sale comes amid a pickup in health-care mergers, including among companies that make products for dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. The company had been exploring strategic options, including a potential sale, after receiving takeover interest from companies including DiaSorin, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg News earlier this year.The transaction will be funded through a mix of cash and external financing. It’s expected to close in the third quarter and is subject to shareholder approval.On Sunday, DiaSorin signed a $1.1 billion term loan due in 2026 and a $500 million bridge loan due within 12 months with a group of banks including BNP, Citi, Mediobanca and UniCredit.Morgan Stanley advised DiaSorin, while Perella Weinberg worked for Luminex and Mediobanca provided a fairness opinion to DiaSorin’s board.(Updates with Diasorin shares in second paragraph.)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.
Shops, beer gardens and hairdressers reopened in England as the coronavirus lockdown was eased.
(Bloomberg) -- That the immediate fate of emerging markets is likely to be determined by the path of the dollar and Treasury yields is barely in dispute.But what is less clear is which direction the U.S. currency and bond market will take, as investors weigh the competing forces of Covid-19 infections and the prospects of a global economic rebound. Another uncertainty is which developing economies are best-placed to ride the recovery.This week “will continue to be dominated by rate volatility, issuance and Covid resurgence,” said Abdul Kadir Hussain, the head of fixed-income asset management at Arqaam Capital in Dubai. “If rate volatility declines, supply is constrained and the Covid resurgence in places like India is controlled we can go tighter in spreads. Otherwise, I think we will continue to see weakness in fixed income.”Last week’s performance provided plenty of pointers. Emerging-market dollar bonds had their best week since December, while local-currency debt rose by the most in two months, according to Bloomberg Barclays indexes. Meantime, developing-nation stocks fell 0.6% amid concerns about rising inflation, while the implied volatility for currencies declined for a second week.Chinese data will take the spotlight this week as a slew of releases including first-quarter gross domestic product will be watched for clues on the strength of its economic recovery. Inflation data from the U.S. and developing economies from India to Russia will also garner scrutiny as investors seek guidance on the path for monetary policy.Turkey’s interest-rate decision on Thursday will be in focus as the new central bank governor seeks to win over investors with a commitment to tight monetary policy after his predecessor was fired last month. The Bank of Korea is likely to hold its benchmark rate, too.On HoldTurkish policy makers will probably keep the benchmark one-week repo rate unchanged at 19%, according to most economists surveyed by BloombergTurkey’s central bank Governor Sahap Kavcioglu said last month markets shouldn’t take for granted that he’ll cut interest rates as soon as AprilThe lira slumped 10% last month after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s shock decision to replace the country’s central bank chiefThe benchmark rate was raised by a larger-than-expected 200 basis points at Naci Agbal’s final rate-setting meeting as governor on March 18“President Recep Tayyip Erdogan would like the new-look central bank to lower interest rates, but market forces will likely delay the delivery of his orders,” with inflation rising and the lira weakening, Bloomberg Economics said in a reportBank of Korea is likely to hold its benchmark rate at 0.5% at its Thursday meeting. In late March Governor Lee Ju-yeol dismissed calls to tighten policy early to tackle rising financial risks, even as he said he expects faster inflation and economic growth this yearSouth Korea is scheduled to announce its unemployment rate for March on Wednesday. Bloomberg Economics forecasts the seasonally-adjusted jobless rate to slide further to 3.8% in March from 4% in the previous monthElection WatchCareer banker Guillermo Lasso won Ecuador’s presidential election runoff after a late surge in the polls, preventing a return to socialism and reassuring bondholders in the default-prone countryLasso has pledged to attract foreign investors and create jobs via policies that help the private sectorPeru is heading to a presidential runoff in June after early results of Sunday’s election showed no candidate getting anywhere close to the threshold needed to win outrightPedro Castillo, a community organizer and union leader, was leading the race with 18.1% of the votes, according to a closely-watched quick count by the Ipsos polling firmHe was followed by Keiko Fujimori, an ex-legislator, with 14.4% and conservative businessman Rafael Lopez Aliaga with 12.4%. Hernando de Soto, an economist, was in fourth place with 10.8% of the vote,The Peruvian sol led last week’s currency gains on speculation that Soto will secure enough support to advance to the runoffPeru Vote Key to Bonds After Biggest Sol Rally Since 2008China CheckData on Friday is set to show China’s economy accelerated by a record 18.3% in the first three months of 2021, according to the median estimate of analysts surveyed by BloombergBefore that, trade figures are forecast to show a continued export boom while industrial production and retail sales are also expected to jumpThe People’s Bank of China is also seen injecting cash in the banking system via medium-term lending facilities on Thursday as 100 billion yuan ($15.2 billion) of one-year loans come due. Traders will be on the watch for any additional cash injection as liquidity is expected to tighten this quarter due to a surge in local government bond sales and tax payments“Looking ahead to April and May, we expect liquidity to stay on the tight side,” said David Qu, who covers China for Bloomberg Economics. “In our view, the PBOC is trying to avoid fueling financial risks -- without putting a choke on the economy. We think the central bank will need to inject more liquidity into the banking system”What Else to WatchTraders will watch out for further escalation between Russia and Ukraine after Russia warned that growing violence in Ukraine could set off a broader military conflictJPMorgan Chase & Co. moved to market-weight from overweight on the ruble and Russian rates due to escalating geopolitical tensions and asset underperformanceThe ruble was the second-worst performing emerging-market currency last week amid the tensionIndia will release March consumer prices on Monday and inflation is expected to rebound further above the central bank’s 4% mid-point targetThe Reserve Bank of India will probably look past the near-term surge however and continue its hold on interest rates, according to Bloomberg IntelligenceIndia’s benchmark 10-year yield fell 15 basis points last week after the RBI announced 1 trillion rupees ($13.4 trillion) of debt purchasesIndustrial production is expected to decline further in February; India will also release trade figures alongside IndonesiaThe Philippines will release February overseas remittances data on ThursdayThe Czech Republic and Poland will report March’s consumer prices data on Tuesday and Thursday, respectivelyThe koruna and the zloty were among the best-performing emerging-market currencies last weekTraders will watch a reading of Peru’s economic activity gauge for February, which is expected to add to evidence that recovering growth lost momentum early in the first quarter, in line with increasing infections and lockdowns, according to Bloomberg EconomicsIn Brazil, investors will be watching for news on the nation’s 2021 budget gridlock, a significant local drivers this monthFebruary retail sales data on Tuesday, and unemployment figures on Friday will offer more information on how rising coronavirus cases has affected the economy.Colombia will post retail sales figures for February on ThursdayThe nation has had to return to lockdowns to fight the spread of Covid-19, which may imply downside risk for March, according to Bloomberg EconomicsBloomberg Economics expects Argentina’s March CPI data to show persistent inflationary pressure, despite price and currency controls(Updates with election results in Ecuador and Peru.)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 Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed 25 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on Monday (12 April), taking the country's total case count to 60,658.
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Company Announcement COPENHAGEN, Denmark; April 12, 2021 – Genmab A/S (Nasdaq: GMAB). On February 23, 2021 Genmab announced the initiation of a share buy-back program to mitigate dilution from warrant exercises and to honor our commitments under our Restricted Stock Units program. The share buy-back program is expected to be completed no later than June 30, 2021 and comprises up to 200,000 shares. The following transactions were executed under the program from April 5, 2021 to April 9, 2021: No. of sharesAverage price (DKK)Total value (DKK)Accumulated through last announcement100,000 205,583,114April 5, 20210N/A0April 6, 20211,7002,082.083,539,536April 7, 2021April 8, 20211,800 1,5002,063.352,108.683,714,0303,163,020April 9, 20211,0002,128.012,128,010Total6,000 12,544,596Accumulated under the program106,000 218,127,710 Details of each transaction are included as an appendix to this announcement. Following these transactions, Genmab holds 208,977 shares as treasury shares, corresponding to 0.32% of the total share capital and voting rights. The share buy-back program is undertaken in accordance with Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 (‘MAR’) and the Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/1052, also referred to as the “Safe Harbour Regulation.” Further details on the terms of the share buy-back program can be found in our company announcement no. 11 dated February 23, 2021. About Genmab Genmab is an international biotechnology company with a core purpose to improve the lives of patients with cancer. Founded in 1999, Genmab is the creator of multiple approved antibody therapeutics that are marketed by its partners. The company aims to create, develop and commercialize differentiated therapies by leveraging next-generation antibody technologies, expertise in antibody biology, translational research and data sciences and strategic partnerships. To create novel therapies, Genmab utilizes its next-generation antibody technologies, which are the result of its collaborative company culture and a deep passion for innovation. Genmab’s proprietary pipeline consists of modified antibody candidates, including bispecific T-cell engagers and next-generation immune checkpoint modulators, effector function enhanced antibodies and antibody-drug conjugates. The company is headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark with locations in Utrecht, the Netherlands, Princeton, New Jersey, U.S. and Tokyo, Japan. For more information, please visit Genmab.com. Contact: Marisol Peron, Senior Vice President, Global Investor Relations & CommunicationsT: +1 609 524 0065; E: email@example.com For Investor Relations: Andrew Carlsen, Vice President, Head of Investor RelationsT: +45 3377 9558; E: firstname.lastname@example.org This Company Announcement contains forward looking statements. The words “believe”, “expect”, “anticipate”, “intend” and “plan” and similar expressions identify forward looking statements. Actual results or performance may differ materially from any future results or performance expressed or implied by such statements. The important factors that could cause our actual results or performance to differ materially include, among others, risks associated with pre-clinical and clinical development of products, uncertainties related to the outcome and conduct of clinical trials including unforeseen safety issues, uncertainties related to product manufacturing, the lack of market acceptance of our products, our inability to manage growth, the competitive environment in relation to our business area and markets, our inability to attract and retain suitably qualified personnel, the unenforceability or lack of protection of our patents and proprietary rights, our relationships with affiliated entities, changes and developments in technology which may render our products or technologies obsolete, and other factors. For a further discussion of these risks, please refer to the risk management sections in Genmab’s most recent financial reports, which are available on www.genmab.com and the risk factors included in Genmab’s most recent Annual Report on Form 20-F and other filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which are available at www.sec.gov. Genmab does not undertake any obligation to update or revise forward looking statements in this Company Announcement nor to confirm such statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances after the date made or in relation to actual results, unless required by law. Genmab A/S and/or its subsidiaries own the following trademarks: Genmab®; the Y-shaped Genmab logo®; Genmab in combination with the Y-shaped Genmab logo®; HuMax®; DuoBody®; DuoBody in combination with the DuoBody logo®; HexaBody®; HexaBody in combination with the HexaBody logo®; DuoHexaBody®; HexElect®; and UniBody®. Arzerra® and Kesimpta® are trademarks of Novartis AG or its affiliates. DARZALEX® and DARZALEX FASPRO® are trademarks of Janssen Pharmaceutica NV. TEPEZZA® is a trademark of Horizon Therapeutics plc. Company Announcement no. 27CVR no. 2102 3884LEI Code 529900MTJPDPE4MHJ122 Genmab A/SKalvebod Brygge 431560 Copenhagen VDenmark Attachments 210412_CA27_Transactions in connection with share buyback program (7) 210412_CA27_Appendix_Specification 06-09 April
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"Verrà fatto ogni sforzo per tenere sia la partita inaugurale a Roma sia poi permettere lo svolgimento dei successivi incontri. La scelta spetta alla politica, come Cts noi possiamo dare tutto il supporto tecnico possibile: da parte nostra c'è la massima disponibilità a valutare la fattibilità della presenza del pubblico". Sono le parole di Franco Locatelli, coordinatore del Comitato tecnico scientifico, in merito alla risposta che l'Uefa attende entro 7 giorni riguardo alla possibilità o meno di giocare la partita inaugurale degli Europei all'Olimpico di Roma, e le successive gare in programma nella Capitale, con almeno il 25% di pubblico allo stadio. "E' evidente che sarebbe auspicabile che l'Uefa lasci un po' più di tempo, è difficile fare una previsione per un evento che si svolgerà tra 2 mesi, auspico in tal senso il massimo dialogo con il sottosegretario Vezzali e con la Figc per avere da parte nostra un po' più di tempo a disposizione per fare una valutazione sulla percentuale di spettatori e dall'altro per elaborare tutta una serie di protocolli rigorosamente in linea con quelle che sono le indicazioni per la gestione di eventi come questi. Massima disponibilità da parte nostra", sottolinea Locatelli, presidente del Consiglio superiore di Sanità, ospite di 'Radio anch'io Sport' su Rai Radio1. "Credo che se riuscissimo ad arrivare ai primi di maggio sarebbe un pochino più fattibile una previsione basata sulle evidenze. E' chiaro che gli indicatori epidemiologici ci indicano in questo momento un chiaro trend in riduzione, però fare previsioni a due mesi di distanza è discretamente impegnativo. Se Uefa esigerà una riposta entro il 19 aprile? Credo che la risposta spetti alla politica, noi possiamo fare dei modelli di previsione dando dei suggerimenti e indicazioni per gestire al meglio dal punto di vista tecnico gli aspetti che si riferiscono ai campionati europei ma la scelta finale spetta al governo con la parola determinante del ministro Speranza", conclude.
Police declared an unlawful assembly in order to disperse an “unruly” crowd that had gathered in Huntington Beach, California, on Sunday, April 11.Media reported that a planned “white lives matter” rally in Huntington Beach was promoted by a KKK-affiliated group, the Loyal White Knights of the KKK. The event was one of several planned “white lives matter” protests to be held across the United States, reports said.The Huntington Beach chapter of Black Lives Matter said it was holding a counter-protest on Sunday, according to the organization’s flyer.In video shared on Twitter by @rayzemel, a protester whose face is covered shouts “this is our land” and “this is America”, while being challenged by opposing protesters and photographed. Credit: @rayzemel via Storyful
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