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LATAM Airlines files restructuring plan to exit bankruptcy
  + stars: | 2021-11-27 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +2 min
REUTERS/Ueslei MarcelinoNov 27 (Reuters) - Chile's LATAM Airlines Group SA (LTM.SN) said on Friday it has filed a reorganization plan, proposing an $8.19 billion infusion of capital into the group, in a bid to exit its Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com RegisterRecently, LATAM said it received several offers to fund the exit from Chapter 11 bankruptcy, each of which are worth more than $5 billion. The group filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in New York in May 2020 as world travel came to a halt amid the COVID-19 pandemic. read moreUpon emerging from Chapter 11, LATAM expects to have total debt of about $7.26 billion and liquidity of about $2.67 billion, the company said in the statement. read moreThe restructuring plan is accompanied by a support agreement with creditor group Parent Ad Hoc Group and some LATAM shareholders.
Persons: Ueslei Marcelino, Roberto Alvo, LATAM, Maria Ponnezhath, Sam Holmes Organizations: Airlines, Brasilia International, REUTERS, LATAM Airlines Group SA, reuters.com, Hoc Group, Thomson Locations: Brasilia, Brazil, Latin America, New York, Santiago, Bengaluru
REUTERS/Brian SnyderWASHINGTON, Nov 26 (Reuters) - Delta Air Lines (DAL.N)and United Airlines (UAL.O) said on Friday they do not plan any changes to their South Africa-U.S. routes after the White House said it plans to impose new travel curbs on southern Africa starting Monday amid concerns about a new COVID-19 variant. Delta and United are the only U.S. passenger carriers that have direct flights to southern Africa. Amid this rapidly evolving situation, it is critical that U.S. government decisions regarding international travel restrictions and requirements be rooted in science." United currently operates five flights per week between Newark and Johannesburg and reiterated Friday it plans to restart service between Newark and Cape Town on Dec. 1 as scheduled. Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com RegisterReporting by David Shepardson Editing by Chris ReeseOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Brian Snyder WASHINGTON, David Shepardson, Chris Reese Organizations: Delta Airlines, American Airlines, Logan International Airport, REUTERS, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, Delta, U.S, White, Airlines for America, Cape Town, Thomson Locations: Boston , Massachusetts, U.S, South Africa, Africa, Johannesburg, Atlanta, United States, Newark, Cape
Scientists are still waiting on more data to determine if Omicron poses a greater public health threat than Delta. Preliminary evidence suggests Omicron may increase the risk of reinfection relative to other concerning variants, the World Health Organization said Friday. Hong Kong reported its first Omicron case last week — a 36-year-old man who had recently visited South Africa. Botswana's health ministry also confirmed four Omicron cases among fully vaccinated travelers in a statement on Friday. (South Africa has fully vaccinated just 24% of its population so far; compared to 59% in the US.)
Persons: Angelique Coetzee, Pfizer's COVID, , They're, Jetelina Organizations: South African Medical Association, Guardian, Service, North America, Omicron, World Health Organization, Hong Kong's Center for Health Protection, CHP, WHO, UTHealth School of Public Health Locations: South Africa, Europe, Asia, North, Botswana, Hong Kong, Israel, Belgium, Africa
Archaeologists find 800-year old mummy in Peru
  + stars: | 2021-11-27 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +1 min
LIMA, Nov 26 (Reuters) - A team of experts has found a mummy estimated to be at least 800 years old on Peru's central coast, one of the archaeologists who participated in the excavation said on Friday. The mummified remains were of a person from the culture that developed between the coast and mountains of the South American country. The mummy, whose gender was not identified, was discovered in the Lima region, said archaeologist Pieter Van Dalen Luna. The mummy was found inside an underground structure found on the outskirts of the city of Lima. Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com RegisterReporting by Marco Aquino; Editing by Cynthia OstermanOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Pieter Van Dalen Luna, Van Dalen Luna, Marco Aquino, Cynthia Osterman Organizations: State University of San, Thomson Locations: LIMA, Lima, State University of San Marcos, Peru, South America, Ecuador, Colombia, Chile
As a new Covid variant first identified in southern Africa raised alarms among global health officials Friday, global vaccination data shows the massive gap in vaccination rates between Africa and wealthier regions of the world. The United States has donated more than 230 million vaccines as of Friday, according to data from the Kaiser Family Foundation. “The United States has already donated more vaccines to other countries than every other country combined,” Biden said. After news of the variant was announced, the Dow Jones industrial average dropped more than 900 points Friday. All of the countries have vaccination rates below 40 percent.
Persons: Joe Biden, ” Biden Organizations: World Health Organization, United, Kaiser Family Foundation, Dow, European Union Locations: Africa, North America, Europe, United States, South Africa, Botswana, Eswatini, Namibia, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe
These acquisitions are gradually giving Beijing a potential stranglehold on global shipping — with profound military as well as commercial implications. Yet China, having accumulated this unprecedented stake in global shipping and commerce, and its power and profits present ominous possibilities for the future. Five years ago, China, through Cosco, purchased a controlling stake in the Port of Piraeus on Greece’s largest harbor — Europe’s seventh largest. In September, Cosco also took a major stake in the container operator at the port in Hamburg, Germany’s largest. The consequences of doing nothing as China continues to penetrate the world’s ports and shipping are potentially catastrophic.
Persons: Joe Biden, Xi Jinping, Jerry Brown, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, , Kostas Fragogiannis, Cosco Organizations: U.S, Washington, Naval, China’s Offshore Shipping Company, U.S . Naval, California Gov, Los Angeles Mayor, Pentagon, U.S . Africa Command, European Union, ASEAN, African Locations: America’s, China, Los Angeles, Miami, Houston, Seattle, Beijing, California, West, U.S, Cosco, Port, Piraeus, Greece’s, Europe, Asia, Hamburg, Germany’s, Djibouti, Horn of Africa
U.S. stocks dropped sharply on Friday as a new Covid variant found in South Africa triggered a global shift away from from risk assets. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 900 points, or 2.5 percent, while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite slid 1.8 percent and 1.5 percent, respectively. The downward moves came after WHO officials on Thursday warned of a new Covid-19 variant that’s been detected in South Africa. The new variant contains more mutations to the spike protein, the component of the virus that binds to cells, than the highly contagious Delta variant. The Nasdaq is down 2.7 percent for the week, while the S&P 500 and Dow are off 1.8 percent and 1.9 percent, respectively.
Persons: I’m, ” CNBC’s Jim Cramer, Bitcoin, Paul Hickey, Ajene Oden, Organizations: Dow Jones, Nasdaq, WHO, Japan’s Nikkei, Carnival Corp, Royal, United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, Boeing, Marriott International, Bank, Bank of America, Citigroup, Caterpillar, Dow Inc, Chevron, Moderna, Pfizer, Netflix, CNBC, BNY Mellon Investor Solutions, Dow Locations: South Africa, United Kingdom, Israel, Hong Kong, Belgium, Botswana, Asia, Royal Caribbean
If your holiday weekend plans include a few hours of streaming and relaxing in front of the screen, we compiled an amazing list of movies, series and documentaries featuring Latino filmmakers or actors. From "Acapulco" to "Cobra Kai," all the shows have a little sabor latino, or Latino flavor. “The new show is at its core a story about the Quintanillas, a tight-knit Mexican American family from South Texas striving for a better life," NBC News reported. The cast includes the Mexican actor Diego Luna, Stephanie Beatriz, Zoe Saldana and Gabriel Iglesias, among others. Starring the Mexican actors Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal and Jaime Camil and the Peruvian American actor Benjamin Bratt.
Persons: Kai, Morales, Carlos Santos, Karrie Martin, Rita Moreno, Oscar, Tony, Mariem Pérez, it’s, Moreno, , Scott McNairy, María Yazpik, Alejandro Edda, Luis Gerardo Méndez, Luisa Rubino, Bad, Hamilton, Lin, Manuel Miranda, Jonathan Larson, Miranda, Larson, Steven Canals, Daniel LaRusso, Johnny Lawrence, Miguel Diaz, Xolo Maridueña, Luis Miguel, Diego Boneta, Ewan McGregor, Krysta Rodríguez, Liza Minnelli, Gian Franco Rodríguez, Victor Hugo, Jane, Virgin, “ Juana La Virgen, Jane Villanueva, Gina Rodriguez, “ Jane, Elizabeth Gillies, Rafael de la Fuente, Augusto “ Willy ” Falcon, Salvador “ Sal ” Magluta, ” “, Kate Del Castillo, , Kate del Castillo, Del Castillo, Anya Taylor, Joy —, Beth Harmon, Keyla Monterroso Mejia, Ciara Riley Wilson, Shiv Pai, Kevin Estrada, Eddie Gonzalez, Capri, Jason Genao, Diego Tinoco, Brett Gray, Selena, Selena Quintanilla, kinkajou, Andrés, Juan de Marcos González, Mateus, São Paulo, Alexandre Moratto, Christian Malheiros, Josias Duarte, Cecilia Homem, Rodrigo Santoro, Vitor Julian, Jorge Gutiérrez, Diego Luna, Stephanie Beatriz, Zoe Saldana, Gabriel Iglesias, Nella Larsen, Tessa Thompson, Irene “ Reenie ” Redfield, Hernán Jiménez, Natalie Bauer, Roma, Alfonso Cuarón, Cleo, Guillermo del Toro, Steve Martin, Martin Short, Selena Gomez, Jake Peralta, Andy Samberg, Latinas Melissa Fumero, Amy Santiago, Rosa Diaz, Beatriz, Ezekiel “, ” Reyes, Edward James Olmos, J.D Pardo, Clayton Cardenas, Sarah Bolger, Michael Irby, Carla Baratta, Topher Grace, Caitlin McGee, Jimmy Tatro, Sasheer Zamata, Karla Souza, Denis Leary, Elizabeth Perkins, Francois Arnaud, Chelsea Frei, Jay Baruchel, Josh Segarra, María Gabriela de Faría, Cora, “ Love, Victor ”, Victor, Greg Gayne, Kuhoo Verma, Victoria Moroles, Natalie Morales, Manuel Miranda’s, Thomas Kill, Anthony Veneziale, Jennifer Lopez, Jon Seda, Joe ”, Joe Kimbreau, James Wolk, Natalie Martinez, Ben Feldman, Lauren Ash, Colton Dunn, Nico Santos, Mark McKinney, Nichole Sakura, Danny Gura, Latina, America Ferrera, Peacock, Mark Duplass, Desean Terry, Christine Quesada, Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz, Javon, ” Walton, Bette Midler, Nick Kroll, Snoop Dogg, Dan Hernández, ” Daniel Craig, James Bond, MGM Daniel Craig’s, Bond, Seydoux, Madeleine, Ana de Armas, Paloma, Eugenio Derbez, Enrique Arrizon, Fernando Carsa, Alcázar, Camila Perez, “ Ted Lasso ” Cristo Fernandez, Ted Lasso, Cristo Fernández, Danny Rojas, Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Billy Crudup, Nestor Carbonell, Jamie Camil, Doc López, Anthony Lee Medina, Octavia Spencer, Miguel, Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Jaime Camil, Benjamin Bratt, “ Coco, Pedro Pascal, Elena Cañero, Reed, Ilana Peña, Tess Romero, Jim Aikman, Preston Sowell, “ Hamilton ” Lin, Father Alexander Hamilton, “ Elena, Avalor, Princess Elena of Avalor, Elena, Jenna Ortega, HBO Max, Ingmar Bergman, Jessica Chastain, Frank Herbert’s, Paul Atreides, Duke Leto Atreides, “ King Richard ”, Reinaldo Marcus Green, Venus, Serena Williams, Richard, Debbie Harper, Joanna Hausmann, Daniel Cole’s, Thalissa Teixeira, Emily Baxter, Henry Lloyd, Hughes, Sergeant Nathan Rose, Lucy Hale, Constable Lake Edmunds, Colman Domingo, Victor Strand, Danay Garcia, Luciana Galves, Rubén Blades, Daniel Salazar Organizations: Netflix, Latina, Puerto, Hollywood, New York, Cuban, Golden Globe, Cocaine Cowboys, South Central, South Central Los Angeles ., NBC, Sony Pictures, , Costa, Hulu, Hulu “ Brooklyn, Peacock, Brea ”, Amazon, Amazon Prime, Apple, YouTube, MGM, ” Apple, English Premier League soccer, Disney, Pixar, Wars, Force, HBO, Paramount, Harper, Facebook, Twitter Locations: Acapulco, Los Angeles, America, Gentefied, Puerto Rican, Mexico, New, Mexican, Venezuelan, Miami, American, South Florida, South, South Central Los Angeles, Dominican American, Colombian, South Texas, Havana, São, Latina, Harlem, Costa Rican, Angeles, East Coast, NBCUniversal, Mexican American, Venezuela, Hulu, Cuban American, New York City, York City, “ La, Brea ”, Honduran, Spanish, Cuban, Niagara Falls, Colombian American, de los, Peruvian American, U.S, Inca, Peru, Guatemalan, Arkansas, Venezuelan American, British Brazilian, Panamanian
On the Front Lines of the Supply-Chain Crisis
  + stars: | 2021-11-26 | by ( Paul Ziobro | Paul Berger | Costas Paris | ) www.wsj.com   time to read: +18 min
Shipping lines, port workers, truckers, warehouse operators, railways and retailers blame each other for the imbalances and delays. “The term I’ve used is commercial gridlock,” said Mr. Mattingly, 60, who owns his own big rig. His trucking business has increased steadily since the start of the pandemic, Mr. Mattingly said, and rising rates have boosted his income. In August Mr. Mattingly had a heart attack, his third. “What has me worried the most with supply chain shortages is parts,” Mr. Mattingly said.
Persons: , Butoi, Madalin Butoi, “ I’ve, , , ” Mr, Justin Spencer, Mr, Spencer, “ Justin Spencer, Kelli Boyd, Justin Spencer’s, West, Jennifer West, Ms, Jen ”, Mike Mattingly, Mattingly, it’s, he’s, , ’ Lori Griffin’s, Lori Griffin, ” Ms, Griffin, “ I’m, Dave Erazo, GABBY JONES, Erazo, Gene J, We’re Organizations: Hyundai Prestige, Port, Cargo, Covid, Ship Management Corp, Greece’s Capital, Partners, , Wall Street Journal, Savannah, Wall Street, Shipping, Railway Co, Truckers, BNSF Railway, . Railroad, Army Reserve, Kith, Freightliner, Sweetwater Sound Inc, Sweetwater Sound, FedEx, UPS, The Wall, Associated Press Labor, Walmart Inc Locations: Los Angeles, Savannah , Ga, Alabama, U.S, Port of Los Angeles, South America, Romania, Philippines, Singapore, Asia, Port of Savannah, Savannah, Ga, Southern California, Panama, Chicago, West Coast, Ala, Carlisle , Penn, Florida, Bear, Fort Wayne, Ind, Sweetwater, Sunnyside , Queens, N.Y, Queens , N.Y, Sunnyside
The South African rand on Friday fell sharply against the dollar after a new variant with many mutations was detected in the country. The currency fell to as low as 16.2391 against the greenback during Asia trading hours on Friday and was last trading about 1.6% weaker at 16.2215 per dollar. The variant, called B.1.1.529, has been detected in South Africa in small numbers, according to the WHO. What we do know is that this variant has a large number of mutations. Hours following the announcement, the United Kingdom announced it would temporarily suspend flights from six African countries.
Persons: CNBC's, Adarsh Sinha, Dr, Maria Van Kerkhove, — CNBC's Hannah Miao Organizations: greenback, U.S, Bank of America Securities, World Health Organization, WHO Locations: Asia, South, Africa, South Africa, United Kingdom
The newest trend in holiday gifts doesn't take up space in carry-on luggage or add weight to checked bags. More experiences, less 'stuff'Migle Rakauskaite, the chief marketing manager at travel experience website Tinggly.com, said the pandemic is prompting an increase in travel experience gift purchases. Experience gifts are so much more valuable than the regular 'stuff.'" Tinggly.com's travel experience "gift boxes" never expire, which played a "huge part" in the rise of purchases during the pandemic, Rakauskaite said. Roadtrippers and campersThose who prefer vacations in the great outdoors can receive travel gifts booked through Campspot.
Persons: doesn't, Tinggly.com, Rakauskaite, , Alison Kwong, Vrbo, Vrbo Kwong, Onefinestay, Jackson, Agoes Organizations: Adobe, Anadolu Agency, Getty Locations: Vietnam, Chicago, Venice, Italy, Kona, Hawaii, Park City , Utah, , Wyoming, Cayman Islands, Amalfi, North America
Global fund manager surveys this month still identify inflation as the biggest 'tail risk', far more than China's stability, COVID-19 or asset bubbles. US long-term yield curve flattensGoogle Trends chart on worldwide 'inflation' searches'DEMOGRAPHIC VORTEX'But one mega trend that still cools talk of overheating ahead is ageing demographics and falling per capita incomes, which the pandemic likely accelerated rather than reversed. "The Global Demographic Vortex", a recent report by U.S. economist Eric Basmajian grabbed attention in financial markets. Basmajian showed that the 20-year rolling change in the U.S. age-dependency ratio - workers as a share of retirees and children - explained almost all of the long-term inflation trends of the past 50 years. Whether you are a believer or not, 2022 may prove to be the year when we find out.
Persons: Joe Biden, Eric Basmajian, Albert Edwards, Charles Goodhart, Manoj Pradhan, Mike Dolan, Alexander Smith Organizations: Global, U.S, Washington's Brookings, Generale, Fathom Consulting, reuters.com Register Bank of America, Twitter, Thomson Locations: Berlin, Beijing, China, Russia, Japan, Germany, Italy, Britain, United States, U.S
After the busy shopping season, business owners will likely battle burnout heading into 2022. Here are four ways entrepreneurs can take care of their mental health right now. The holiday season isn't just stressful for shoppers trying to find perfect gifts; it's stressful for business owners as they try to meet their customers' needs amid difficult conditions. There are some entrepreneur-focused mental health resources, like Econa, which offers workshops on how business owners can manage their mental health. Make time for exercise and natureGoing outside, taking a walk, and exercising are important for maintaining mental health, Freeman said.
Persons: Michael Freeman, Trevor, Freeman, Travis Chen, Sherane Chen, Matt McCambridge, McCambridge Organizations: Deloitte, Entrepreneurs ' Organization, Depression Association of America, Health, Eden Health, US Bureau of Labor Statistics
The trouble with Zestimates
  + stars: | 2021-11-26 | by ( Taylor Borden | ) www.businessinsider.com   time to read: +9 min
The recent shuttering of Zillow's home-flipping arm casts doubt on the accuracy of Zestimates. Spencer Rascoff, Zillow cofounder and former CEO, speaking at an event in New York City in 2018. Today, there are Zestimates for over 100 million homes, the majority of the 139 million homes in America. Zealously keeping up with Zestimates, he said, feels similar to other minor daily engagements: "Why do you read your horoscope?" Miller also said Zestimates are so effective in reeling users back in because they affirm what users want to see.
Persons: Dan Levy, isn't, cheekily, Levy growled, it's, Here's, Zillow, Joe Raedle, Rich Barton, he'd, Barton, Spencer Rascoff, John Lamparski, Rascoff, Jonathan Miller, Miller Samuel, Zestimates, Bryan Chan, Kris Frieswick, Brad Klontz, Miller, Frieswick, Tal Daniel, Daniel, Sarah Richardson, Zillow's, Richardson Organizations: Zillow, MLS, Forbes, Dell, Los Angeles Times, Getty, Street, Creighton University, realtors, Maxima Realty, South Florida Business, Tru Realty, Realtors Locations: America, New York City, Seattle, New York, Bay, Zillow, Phoenix
Macy’s Herald Square in Manhattan Gabriela Bhaskar/The New York TimesWestfield Garden State Plaza in Paramus, N.J. Karsten Moran for The New York TimesMall of America in Bloomington, Minn. Tim Gruber for The New York TimesCastleton Square Mall in Indianapolis, Ind. Kaiti Sullivan for The New York TimesMadrid, Spain Emilio Parra Doiztua for The New York Times
Persons: Manhattan Gabriela Bhaskar, Karsten Moran, Tim Gruber, Kaiti Sullivan, Spain Emilio Parra Doiztua Organizations: New York Times Westfield Garden State Plaza, The New York Times, of, The New York Locations: Macy’s, Manhattan, Paramus, N.J, of America, Bloomington, Minn, The New York Times Castleton, Indianapolis, Ind, The New York Times Madrid, Spain
He says big retailers like Walmart, Costco, and Target are poised to win big this holiday season. Unlike small businesses, they've been able to meet to consumer demands amid supply chain issues. Yet with this growth, we're seeing a major set of challenges across the supply chain as retailers struggle to get the products they need to sell. The big players are on track to get even bigger this holiday season. Here are four ways that the biggest retailers are pulling ahead amid changing shopping habits and continuing supply chain chaos.
Persons: Hilding Anderson, they've, Sapient, It's Organizations: North America, Walmart, Costco, Target, Service, Home, Amazon, Fortune Locations: Asia, North America, COVID
Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading Friday:United Airlines, American Airlines - Airline stocks were hit hard during Friday's sell-off, as the new Covid variant sparked travel restrictions. Marriott International, Airbnb — Travel stocks took a hit after news of the new Covid variant. Live Nation, Las Vegas Sands — Entertainment and Casino stocks fell amid news of the new Covid variant. Zoom Video – Zoom Video shares jumped more than 6%, as investors piled into stay-at-home stocks amid the broad market sell-off. U.S. oil slid more than 9%, falling to the lowest level in two months amid fears over the new Covid variant.
Persons: Hilton, Airbnb, Expedia, Nordstrom, BioNTech, Novavax, Incyte, Goldman Sachs, Didi Global, Didi, , Jesse Pound, Pippa Stevens Organizations: United Airlines, American Airlines, United, Delta, Boeing, Marriott International, Marriott, Norwegian Cruise, Royal, Sands — Entertainment, Vegas Sands, Wynn Resorts, Penn National Gaming, Nike, Simon Property Group, U.S, Kroger, Moderna, Pfizer —, Pfizer, Diagnostics, Merck — Merck, Occidental Petroleum –, Devon Energy, APA, Bank of America, Citigroup — Bank, Treasury, Citigroup, New York Stock Exchange Locations: Cambridge, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, Oil, Shanghai
Savings rates at the largest banks in TexasBelow you'll see the savings rates from the biggest banks in Texas. We selected Ally, Bank of America, PNC Bank, Navy Army Community Credit Union, and GECU as the best banks and credit unions in Texas. Other online banks and credit unions we considered that didn't make our listAre these banks and credit unions trustworthy? We looked at the top 10 biggest banks and credit unions in the state, plus state financial institutions featured in our Black-owned banks and credit unions guide and Hispanic American-owned banks and credit unions guide. There are many banking options — online banks, national banks, local banks — so you can explore a lot of choices before settling with one financial institution.
Persons: Ally, Ally Ally, Ally doesn't, Chase, you'll, aren't, It's, hasn't, Wells, Mykail James, Laura Grace Tarpley, Tania Brown, Roger Ma, James Organizations: FDIC, Bank of America, PNC Bank, Bank, of America, Comerica Bank, BBVA, PNC, Navy Army Community Credit Union, Bank of America Bank of America, PNC Bank PNC Bank, Auto Savings, Navy Army Credit Union Navy Army Community Credit, Navy Army, Navy Army Community, Navy Army Community Credit, Better, Bureau, Department of Justice, Bank of, Department of Labor, African, Hispanic, Finance, American, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, National Credit Union Administration, MasterCard Locations: Texas, Wells, South Texas, Corpus Christi, Aransas, Calallen, Kingsville , Portland, Rockport, Brownsville, Edinburg, McAllen, Mission, American, El Paso , Texas, El Paso County, Dona Ana, America, Wells Fargo, Chase
People line up to get on an overseas flight at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa, Friday Nov. 26, 2021. In addition to South Africa, the affected countries are Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique and Malawi. The decision came less than three weeks after the Biden administration lifted pandemic travel restrictions on visitors from more than 30 countries. The briefing came as other nations announced travel restrictions on southern Africa. The European Union and the U.K. travel restrictions Friday on southern Africa, even as Belgian officials announced that several cases of the omicron variant had already been identified there.
Persons: WASHINGTON –, Biden, Joe Biden, Anthony Fauci Organizations: International, WASHINGTON, Biden, White House, European Union, Belgian, World Health Organization, Locations: Johannesburg, South Africa, United States, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique, Malawi, Africa, South America, South Africa's Gauteng
A Senate candidate in a crowded Ohio primary, Vance wants retiring GOP Sen. Republican Senate candidate and "Hillbilly Elegy" author J.D. But Vance is still in violation of the law for failing to disclose the financial documents on time. US Senate candidate Blake Masters of Arizona and GOP megadonor Peter Thiel. Like Masters, Vance also has invested in cryptocurrency.
Persons: Vance, GOP Sen, Rob Portman's, J.D, Rob Portman, Steve Case, Donald Trump, didn't, Vance isn't, Peter Thiel, Trump, Josh Mandel, Ohio's, Mark Pukita, Blake Masters, Gage Skidmore, John Lamparski, Thiel, Vox, , bankroll, Facebook's, Masters Organizations: GOP, Republican Senate, Netflix, Republican, YouTube, TimeHop, Senate, Mithril, PayPal, Federal, House Republicans, Committee, Ohio, Politico, Trump, Thiel, Mar, Blake Masters of Arizona, The Star News Network, Getty, Arizona Republican, Thiel Capital, America, Masters, Coinbase Locations: Ohio, cryptocurrency
Guantánamo Bay: Beyond the Prison
  + stars: | 2021-11-26 | by ( Erin Schaff | Carol Rosenberg | ) www.nytimes.com   time to read: 1 min
GUANTÁNAMO BAY, Cuba — Mention this place, and people tend to think of caged men wearing orange uniforms and on their knees, the image of opening day at the wartime prison four months after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. But this military base is more than one big prison. About 6,000 people live at the U.S. Navy outpost, which has the trappings of small-town America and the amenities of a college campus, and functions like a cross between a gated community and a police state. It has a Defense Department school system for the children of sailors and contractors, a seaport for Navy and Coast Guard supply missions, bars, ball fields, neighborhoods with swing sets, beaches with barbecue grills and pleasure boats to rent for excursions on the bay.
Organizations: U.S . Navy, Defense Department, Navy, Coast Guard Locations: GUANTÁNAMO, Cuba, America
The man who brought the Olympics to South America for the first time has been sentenced to more than 30 years in prison after a judge in Brazil ruled that Rio de Janeiro’s success at securing the 2016 Summer Games was built on a bribery scheme. The verdict against Carlos Arthur Nuzman, the former longtime head of Brazil’s Olympic committee and once a towering figure within the International Olympic Committee, came four years after he was detained by the authorities as part of a joint investigation into sports corruption by investigators in Brazil and France. Nuzman, who also served as the head of the Rio 2016 organizing committee, was found guilty of corruption, criminal organization, money laundering and tax evasion in a ruling published late Thursday. Nuzman, 79, will appeal the verdict, his lawyer said. He will not have to serve his sentence until those appeals are exhausted.
Persons: Carlos Arthur Nuzman, Nuzman Organizations: Rio, Olympic, International Olympic Committee Locations: South America, Brazil, France, Switzerland
The WHO labeled a new coronavirus variant, Omicron, a "variant of concern" on Friday. The World Health Organization labeled Omicron a "variant of concern" on Friday — a designation given to variants like Delta that require close scrutiny from public-health officials. Preliminary evidence suggests that Omicron may increase the risk of reinfection relative to other variants of concern, the WHO said. Doctors Without Borders nurse Bhelekazi Mdlalose performs a COVID-19 test on a health worker at the Vlakfontein Clinic in Johannesburg, South Africa on May 13, 2020. "That is probably what is creating this increase in cases that we're seeing in South Africa right now."
Persons: Maria van Kerkhove, Javier Pulpo, Katelyn, it's, Jetelina, We've, they're, Bhelekazi Mdlalose, Michele Spatari, They've, Mike Ryan, Fabrice Coffrini, They're, Johnson Organizations: WHO, Service, World Health Organization, University Hospital of, Europa Press, UTHealth School of Public Health, Wednesday, Vlakfontein Clinic, Getty, Alpha, Moderna, BioNTech, Pfizer, Omicron . Locations: South Africa, Israel, Belgium, Europe, Asia, North America, University Hospital of Badajoz, Spain, Turkey, Egypt, Africa, Johannesburg, AFP, Delta, Geneva
Mr. Sondheim liked to think of himself less as a songwriter than as a playwright, albeit one who wrote very short plays and set them to music. His lyrics, scrupulously literate and resonant with complex ideas or emotional ambivalence, were often impossibly clever but rarely only clever; his language was sometimes erudite but seldom purple. In it, he took himself to task for numerous sins, including things like adding unnecessary adjectives to fill out lines rhythmically and paying insufficient attention to a melodic line. In another example from “West Side Story,” he complained about a stanza from “America,” which was sung by a chorus of young Puerto Rican women. In “Send In the Clowns,” for example, he couched the famous plaint about missed romantic chances largely in the language of the theater, because the character singing it is an aging actress:
Persons: Sondheim, “ Sweeney Todd ”, , , Meryle Secrest, “ Stephen Sondheim, , Sondheim’s Organizations: , Puerto Locations: , America, Puerto Rican, “ America
The Atlantic: America needs you to buy less junk
  + stars: | 2021-11-26 | by ( ) www.cnbc.com   time to read: 1 min
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailThe Atlantic: America needs you to buy less junkAmanda Mull, writer for The Atlantic, joins "The News with Shepard Smith" to discuss American's spending habits ahead of the holidays.
Persons: Amanda Mull, Shepard Smith
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