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The Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) is extending financial support through the TX Restaurant Relief Fund to independent restaurants that have been damaged by the vandalism, looting, and rioting that erupted over the weekend after George Floyd's tragic killing. This violence is another huge setback for restaurants, bars, and other foodservice businesses that are still suffering crippling losses due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The TRA launched the TX Restaurant Relief Fund in response to COVID-19, and now calls upon the entire community to redouble their support of the fund in response to this compounded crisis. Donations can be made by texting TRRF to 31996, visiting www.txrestaurant.org/txrestaurantrelieffund, or emailing email@example.com.
SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris and National Executive Director David P. White have spoken out against the death of George Floyd and racism in the U.S. after days of protests around the country. “The murder of George Floyd is deeply emblematic of a corrosive inequality and injustice at the heart of America," Carteris and White said. "As protests spread […]
The Lebanese government must turn its reform ideas into reality and take concrete steps to win international support, the U.S. ambassador said in an interview broadcast on Sunday. Dorothy Shea also told OTV it was a mistake to scapegoat any one person or institution for Lebanon's economic collapse in response to a question about the role of central bank Governor Riad Salameh, who she said "enjoys great confidence in the international financial community". Lebanon is suffering an acute financial crisis seen as the biggest threat to its stability since the 1975-1990 civil war.
Teamsters Statement On Murder Of George FloydPR NewswireWASHINGTON, May 31, 2020WASHINGTON, May 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from James P. Hoffa, Teamsters General President, and Marcus King, Director of the Teamsters Human Rights and Diversity Commission.
Amazon is limiting deliveries and shifting routes in some cities that have been rocked by protests of the killing of George Floyd, a report says.
Walmart employees are frustrated with flaws in the company's AI technology that is supposed to catch potential shoplifters.
Target and CVS said Sunday that they are temporarily closing certain locations, including some that were damaged during protests over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis last week.
(Bloomberg Opinion) -- It’s impossible to watch the video of George Floyd dying — handcuffed, helpless, face down in the road, complaining he can’t breathe, as a Minneapolis police officer kneels on his neck for more than eight minutes — without feeling a surge of anger and incomprehension. Learning that the crime for which Floyd was apprehended was “forgery in progress” (he apparently bought cigarettes with a fake $20 bill) only adds to one’s sense of outrage.Over the weekend, protests in many American cities turned into riots, the most widespread in decades. In places already stressed by the Covid-19 pandemic, violence and destruction surged out of control. The protesters’ anger is right; the rioters’ wanton disregard for the safety of their fellow citizens is inexcusable.Cases in which police officers kill black Americans without cause recur with sickening regularity. They should never happen, but when they do, the authorities’ job is admittedly very difficult. They need to act swiftly, making it plain that they have seen what everybody else has seen, are no less disturbed and outraged by it, and mean to do something about it. At the same time, they must keep and speak up for public order — and for exactly the same reason: Guarding the safety of all people is their most important job.Sadly, this is a challenge Donald Trump is singularly ill-equipped to meet. A president who thrives on anger and disorder is the very opposite of what’s needed at moments like this. But leaders at lower levels of government have hardly distinguished themselves in this case, or in other recent instances of unwarranted police violence.The initial reluctance to arrest police officers, even in a case as egregious as Floyd’s, and investigations by multiple agencies dragged out to inordinate length feed the suspicion that the authorities are seeking not justice but reasons to overlook police abuses and outright crimes. The quid pro quo for the qualified immunity the police need to do their jobs is rigorous and effective accountability, which is frequently lacking, and the ability to recognize plain criminality without equivocation.It needs emphasizing that police officers are entitled to due process and to an understanding of the hazards they face in their work. But when people of good faith suspect that officers believe themselves, with reason, to be beyond the law, the damage to society is profound.As much as the anger is justified, it does not excuse the riots. Destroying the property of innocent fellow citizens and putting lives at risk cannot substitute for protest, even when the object of the protests is a great and deeply felt wrong. That wrong needs to be addressed with new conviction and urgency at every level of government. But understanding the rage is not to forgive heedless violence and destruction.Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms put this well: “We as a people are strongest when we use our voices to heal our city instead of using our hands to tear it down,” she said in a statement Saturday. “We know our citizens are angry. We are angry and we want justice. If we are to enact change in this nation, I implore everyone to channel their anger and sorrow into something more meaningful and effective through non-violent activism.”Editorials are written by the Bloomberg Opinion editorial board.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com/opinionSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
VANCOUVER , May 31, 2020 /CNW/ - Rokmaster Resources Corp. ("Rokmaster" or the "Company") announces that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Company will postpone the filing of its condensed consolidated interim financial statements for the three-month period ended March 31, 2020 and accompanying management's discussion and analysis and related CEO and CFO certifications (collectively, the "Q1 2020 Filings"), which are required to be filed by June 1, 2020 under National Instrument 51-102 – Continuous Disclosure Obligations. On March 18, 2020 , the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) announced that they would provide issuers with a 45-day filing extension for filings required on or before June 1, 2020 , to allow issuers the time needed to focus on the many other business and financial reporting implications of the COVID-19 pandemic.
SpaceX delivered two astronauts to the International Space Station for NASA on Sunday, following up a historic liftoff with an equally smooth docking in yet another first for Elon Musk’s company.
Retail giant Target shuttered stores across the U.S. as retailers already reeling from closures due to the coronavirus pandemic shut stores amid protests that included looting in many U.S. cities on Sunday. Protests turned violent in places including New York and Chicago in the wake of the death in Minneapolis of a black man, George Floyd, seen on video gasping for breath as a white police officer knelt on his neck. In the nearby Grove Shopping Center, which houses 51 upscale stores, Nordstrom, Ray Ban and Apple were broken into.
(Bloomberg) -- Amazon.com Inc. scaled back deliveries and adjusted routes in cities including Chicago and Los Angeles, Apple kept some outlets shut, while Target Corp. extended store closures nationwide after the death of George Floyd sparked demonstrations across the country.“We are monitoring the situation closely and in a handful of cities we adjusted routes or scaled back typical operations to ensure the safety of our teams,” an Amazon spokeswoman told Bloomberg News.Apple had reopened about 130 of its about 270 stores following the coronavirus pandemic, and most of them were closed on Sunday, the company said in a statement.Protests around the country are complicating operations for companies from Amazon, which has been one of the few consumer-facing companies to generate new business during the pandemic, to Target, which still retains a heavy bricks-and-mortar presence.Based in Minneapolis where Floyd died in police custody, Target had already closed 32 stores in the area. On Sunday, it said it was closing dozens more around the nation, at least temporarily.“We are a community in pain,” Chief Executive Officer Brian Cornell said in a statement shortly after Floyd’s death. “That pain is not unique to the Twin Cities -- it extends across America.”In Chicago and Los Angeles, Amazon delivery drivers received messages Saturday night that said: “If you are currently out delivering packages, stop immediately and return home. If you have not completed your route, please return undelivered packages to the pick-up location whenever you’re able to do so.”Amazon was “in close contact with local officials and will continue to monitor the protests,” and would only re-open delivery stations when it’s safe and will plan delivery routes by monitoring demonstrations in every zip code, according to messages reviewed by Bloomberg.(Adds Apple from first paragraph)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.
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (NASDAQ: BMRN) announced today an update to its previously reported results of an open-label Phase 1/2 study of valoctocogene roxaparvovec, an investigational gene therapy treatment for adults with severe hemophilia A. The data have been submitted as a late-breaking abstract to the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) Virtual Summit to be held June 14-19, 2020.
(Bloomberg) -- Emerging-market assets rose last week as optimism over the reopening of economies in Europe and the U.S. outweighed rising U.S.-China tensions. Stocks even edged higher on Friday after Chinese lawmakers approved a proposal for sweeping new national security legislation in Hong Kong and President Donald Trump intensified his confrontation with the Asian nation. Argentina published a new debt offer that shortens its payment delay, while central banks in South Korea, Poland and Colombia cut interest rates to spur growth.The following is a roundup of emerging-market news and highlights for the week through May 29:Highlights:Chinese lawmakers approved a proposal for sweeping new national security legislation in Hong Kong that democracy advocates say will curb essential freedoms in the cityIn response, the U.S. said it could no longer certify Hong Kong’s political autonomy from China and Trump intensified his confrontation by moving toward revoking the territory’s special trade status under U.S. law, while ratcheting up verbal attacks on ChinaArgentina published a new debt offer that shortens its payment moratorium to two years and delays principal payments for half a decadeArgentina’s ninth default on its external debt became official after some of its bonds were cut to default status by two rating companies; the CDS Determinations Committee was asked to rule on whether a “failure to pay” credit event occurredLatin America now accounts for 40% of the world’s daily coronavirus deathsBrazil has more cases than any country except the U.S., while Mexico had its largest single increase in cases and fatalitiesPresident Donald Trump blocked some travel from BrazilTrump signed an executive order that seeks to limit liability protections social-media companies enjoy after Twitter Inc. began selective fact checks of his postsRussia and Saudi Arabia agreed to closely coordinate on the deal reached by OPEC+ to cut output, two weeks ahead of a crucial meeting of the group; Russia sees the market balancing in June or JulyBank of Korea Governor Lee Ju-yeol said the central bank is considering using unconventional policy tools to support growth, after cutting rates to a record and forecasting the first economic contraction since the Asian financial crisisPoland unexpectedly lowered borrowing costs for the third time in three months to stem the economic damage from the coronavirusMarton Nagy, the architect of Hungary’s ultra-loose unconventional monetary policy, unexpectedly resigned from his position as deputy governor of the central bankAsia:People’s Bank of China Governor Yi Gang said the central bank will focus on five measures to support credit provision to the real economyPresident Xi Jinping’s government is throwing the might of the Chinese state behind the country’s vaccine developersThe offshore yuan steadied near a record lowIndia’s economy was pushed into a state of dormancy in April; its key services industries have come to a standstill during the coronavirus outbreakEconomic growth slowed to 3.1% in the first quarter, just as the government began lockdownsCountry moved additional troops along its northern border as it prepares for an extended conflict with China after several rounds of talks failed to ease tensionsNation’s coronavirus death toll has topped China’sSouth Korea’s consumer confidence jumped in May from the lowest level since the global financial crisisProsecutors have summoned Samsung Electronics Co. Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee for questioning in an ongoing investigationSouth Korea reported its biggest spike in new coronavirus cases in nearly two months, raising fears of a second wave of infectionsTaiwan’s economy remained at “transitional stage between sluggish and stable” in AprilIndonesia deployed hundreds of thousands of army and police personnel to enforce social distancing rules after a record surge in infectionsBank Indonesia sees the rupiah continuing to strengthen, while inflows into government bonds are also picking upForeign investors are behind the outperformance of Indonesian bonds in MayThe Philippines’ Trade Department wants lawmakers to pass a 1.3-trillion peso ($26 billion) stimulus package to aid the recovery of industries and displaced workersThe Philippine central bank is currently revisiting the revised balance of payments forecasts for 2020, which include the latest FDI estimatesThe World Bank has approved a $500m loan to the Philippines to help mitigate the impact of the Covid-19 pandemicThe central bank will begin to count peso loans extended to bigger companies facing financial strains due to the pandemic as compliance to banks’ reserve requirement ratio, subject to conditionsBank of Thailand governor Veerathai Santiprabhob decided against seeking a second termThailand’s Cabinet approved a plan for 39.4b baht in cash handouts to 13 million peopleThailand will prepare for a lockdown exit, with the state of emergency due to end in JuneThailand posted its first current-account deficit since May 2019Malaysia’s former leader Mahathir Mohamad is fighting a dismissal from his own political partyEMEA:Russia is beginning to boost government spending significantly to fund the fight against the crisis. This will lead to a meaningful increase in ruble bond issuance, Deputy Finance Minister Alexei Moiseev saidMoscow is to ease a lockdown as the number of new infections continues to slowRussia’s retail sales plunged the most since records beganPoland’s inflation eased for a third month in MayTurkey’s economy built up enough momentum at the start of the year to clock one of the fastest expansion rates among in peers during the first quarter, a period mostly before coronavirus lockdowns began to take holdThe Turkish central bank boosted its short-term borrowing of hard currency from local lenders to a record as it looked to boost international reserves after an effort to defend the liraSaudi Arabia’s economy can absorb a decline in revenue and a budget shortfall, and is able to deal with the consequences of the coronavirus, Finance Minister Mohammed al Jadaan saidLebanon’s central bank will secure as much as $100 million for imports of raw materials for the industrial sector through local banksKenya’s central bank maintained its benchmark rate to allow the effects of four consecutive cuts filter to the economySouth Africa stands to lose five years of potential economic output due to the shock from the coronavirus, according to the central bankSouth African business leaders lauded the government’s plan to substantially ease a nationwide lockdown that’s crippled the economy, even as the number of the coronavirus cases growsTrade balance unexpectedly swung to a record deficit from a record surplus in AprilGhana’s interest payments for the first four months of the year surged to the highest since the authorities started compiling the dataNigerian economic growth beat estimates in the first quarter as oil production rose to the highest in at least four yearsThe African Development Bank’s board agreed to an independent probe of its president, Akinwumi Adesina, after the U.S. rejected an internal investigation that cleared him of allegations of favoritism, according to people familiar with the matterLatin America:Two Latin American airlines have filed for bankruptcy and investors are already casting doubt on some of the largest remaining carriersBrazil’s stocks and currency rallied after a video of a cabinet meeting that was cited as evidence that President Jair Bolsonaro tried to interfere with the federal police failed to shed new light on the allegationsPolitics were still in focus as the federal police targeted Bolsonaro allies as part of an investigation mandated by the Supreme Court into the spread of fake news; Rio de Janeiro Governor was targeted by another investigation into misuse of funds to fight the pandemicBolsonaro vetoed exceptions to a salary freeze for public servants as requested by Economy Minister Paulo GuedesGDP fell 1.5% in the first quarter from the previous three-month period, the biggest quarterly tumble in nearly five yearsConsumer prices fell for the second month, fueling bets on another rate cut; the unemployment rate rose for the fourth month, while the fiscal deficit is expected to climb to a record in April, May and JuneSao Paulo will allow some businesses to resume activities after the state government announced guidelines for cities to reopenArgentina’s Exchange bondholder group said it was confident that its joint debt proposal with the Ad Hoc Argentine bondholder group provided a sound basis for a collaborative solution to the debt talksCentral bank announced new restrictions for companies seeking access to the foreign-exchange market, but later said it intends to ease currency restrictions if the government reaches an agreement with creditors that is well received by marketsBuenos Aires province extended the period for bondholders to accept its offer to exchange bonds through June 5Argentina’s primary deficit surged in April due to fiscal stimulusMexico could have its worst economic contraction in almost a century this year, the central bank saidGDP contracted a little less than estimated in the first quarter and the country posted a surprise trade deficit in AprilState-owned utility CFE doubled down on demands for regulators to protect its market shareChile’s government is struggling to control the coronavirus outbreak that’s pushed hospitals toward collapse and could threaten to revive mass social unrestUnemployment rate rose to the highest in a decade and retail sales slumped by almost a third in AprilPeru’s Finance Minister said the country must expand cash handouts and payroll subsidies amid the economic crisis; the nation is working on moving to the second phase of reopening in JuneThe International Monetary Fund approved an $11 billion credit line for PeruColombia cut its key interest rate by half a percentage point for a third straight month, to 2.75%Central bank governor said interest rates may be cut further, but at a gradual paceJobless rate surged even more than expected in April amid deepest economic crisis in more than a centuryCosta Rica’s bonds fell after Finance Minister Rodrigo Chaves resigned, raising concerns about the government’s ability to curb one of Latin America’s widest fiscal deficitFor 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.
While all of us breathe, we are hardly conscious of how we are actually doing it. The result is that most of the people tend to do shallow breathing using only the uppermost part of our lungs. As a part of their wellness initiative LiFE ReBooT, Moksha Mantra has launched a Prana Breath program to teach people about the correct way of breathing and how it affects the changes on the energy level.
Oscar-nominated director Ava DuVernay will host a live discussion of her critically-acclaimed Netflix series “When They See Us,” which tells the story of “The Exonerated Five” — Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana Jr. and Korey Wise — the five young men who were wrongfully convicted of the rape and assault of a […]