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MLB roundup: Kyle Schwarber HRs twice to power Nats over Marlins
  + stars: | 2021-06-25 | by ( ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +7 min
Schwarber hit a homer to lead off the game and added a three-run shot in his second at-bat in just the 13th time that Schwarber hit leadoff for Washington. He has delivered 12 home runs in those games and is already tied for third in franchise history with five leadoff homers. He is one of just four players in MLB history with at least eight homers and 15 RBIs in a five-game span. The Marlins couldn't get a runner past first base until the fifth inning, and they have now scored just five runs over their past four games. Detroit starter Jose Urena (2-8) gave up six runs, four earned, on eight hits in 3 2/3 innings.
Persons: Kyle Schwarber, Sam Navarro, Schwarber, Jazz Chisholm, lofted, Yordan Alvarez, Myles Straw, Carlos Correa, Yuli Gurriel, Martin Maldonado, Akil Baddoo, Jose Urena, Manuel Margot, Kevin Kiermaier, Margot, Christian Vazquez, Matt Barnes, Nick Pivetta, Michael Wacha, Gary Sanchez, Jameson Taillon, Aaron Judge, Luke Voit, Giancarlo Stanton, Sanchez, Sebastian Rivero, Rivero, Aroldis Chapman, Lourdes Gurriel Jr, Vladimir Guerrero Jr, Reese McGuire, Tony Santillan, Nick Castellanos, Freddie Freeman, Ozzie Albies, Ronald Acuna Jr, Jed Lowrie, Lowrie, Chris Bassitt, Kolby Allard, Bryan Reynolds, Louis, Reynolds, Adam Frazier, Phillip Evans, Colin Moran, Chad Kuhl, Carlos Martinez, Eddie Rosario, Blake Parker, James Karinchak, Bobby Bradley, Austin Hedges, Jorge Alcala Organizations: Washington Nationals, Miami Marlins, USA, Washington, National League, MLB, Nationals, NL, Miami, Marlins, Astros, Tigers, Detroit, Rays, Red Sox, Tampa Bay, Tampa Bay's, Boston, Yankees, Royals, Kansas City, Blue Jays, Orioles, Toronto, Baltimore, Toronto ., American League, Philadelphia Athletics, Arizona Diamondbacks, Reds, Braves, Cincinnati, Atlanta, Rangers, Oakland, Athletics, Pirates, Cardinals, Pittsburgh, Twins, Thomson Locations: Miami , Florida, USA, loanDepot, Houston, Boston, St . Petersburg, Fla, York, Buffalo, Toronto . Baltimore, Arlington , Texas, Texas, Minneapolis, Cleveland, Minnesota
MLB roundup: 4 Cubs pitchers combine to no-hit Dodgers
  + stars: | 2021-06-25 | by ( ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +7 min
It was the 17th no-hitter in Cubs history but the first thrown by more than one pitcher. Nationals 7, Marlins 3Kyle Schwarber clubbed two homers and drove in four runs, leading blazing-hot Washington past host Miami. He has delivered 12 home runs in those games and is already tied for third in franchise history with five leadoff homers. The Marlins have scored just five runs over their past four games. Cardinals starter Carlos Martinez (3-9) allowed five runs in five innings on five hits and seven walks, one of them intentional.
Persons: Willson Contreras, Jayne Kamin, Zach Davies, Ryan Tepera, Andrew Chafin, Craig Kimbrel, Davies, Kimbrel, Chris Taylor, Cody Bellinger, Albert Pujols, Will Smith, Kyle Schwarber, Schwarber, Jazz Chisholm, lofted, Yordan Alvarez, Myles Straw, Carlos Correa, Yuli Gurriel, Martin Maldonado, Akil Baddoo, Jose Urena, Manuel Margot, Kevin Kiermaier, Margot, Christian Vazquez, Matt Barnes, Nick Pivetta, Michael Wacha, Gary Sanchez, Jameson Taillon, Aaron Judge, Luke Voit, Giancarlo Stanton, Sanchez, Sebastian Rivero, Rivero, Aroldis Chapman, Lourdes Gurriel Jr, Vladimir Guerrero Jr, Reese McGuire, Tony Santillan, Nick Castellanos, Freddie Freeman, Ozzie Albies, Ronald Acuna Jr, Jed Lowrie, Lowrie, Chris Bassitt, Kolby Allard, Bryan Reynolds, Louis, Reynolds, Adam Frazier, Phillip Evans, Colin Moran, Chad Kuhl, Carlos Martinez, Eddie Rosario, Blake Parker, James Karinchak, Bobby Bradley, Austin Hedges, Jorge Alcala Organizations: Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers, Dodger, Cubs, Nationals, Marlins, Miami, Washington, NL, Astros, Tigers, Detroit, Rays, Red Sox, Tampa Bay, Tampa Bay's, Boston, Yankees, Royals, Kansas City, Blue Jays, Orioles, Toronto, Baltimore, Toronto ., American League, Philadelphia Athletics, Arizona Diamondbacks, Reds, Braves, Cincinnati, Atlanta, Rangers, Oakland, Athletics, Pirates, Cardinals, Pittsburgh, Twins, Thomson Locations: Los Angeles , California, USA, Washington, Houston, Boston, St . Petersburg, Fla, York, Buffalo, Toronto . Baltimore, Arlington , Texas, Texas, Minneapolis, Cleveland, Minnesota
Live Covid-19 Live Updates: Sydney Outbreak Prompts Travel Ban and Mask-Wearing Travel restrictions were put in place after a cluster of cases grew to 49. Both Pfizer and Moderna, the makers of the two most widely used Covid shots in the United States, have applied for full F.D.A. Elsewhere in the United States, vaccine mandates have been met with opposition. The official added that “scientific teams and legal and regulatory authorities” from the United States and Brazil had worked to secure the arrangement. A little more than half the Johnson & Johnson doses delivered to states so far have been administered, according to C.D.C.
Persons: Saeed Khan, Gladys Berejiklian, Adam Marshall, Nicholas Talley, Jeff Chiu, San Francisco, , Carol Isen, London Breed, Isen, haven’t, , ” Ms, it’s, , Mauricio Lima, Biden’s, Biden, Jeffrey D, Johnson Organizations: Agence France, Health, University of Newcastle, City College of San, ., Associated, Covid, Food and Drug Administration, London, Pfizer, Moderna, San Francisco, Marin County —, Johnson, The New York Times, White, São Paulo, Disease Control, Emergent Locations: South Wales, Sydney, Australia’s, New South Wales, Australia, San Francisco, City College of San Francisco, San, United States, ” San Francisco, U.S, Houston, Marin County, Brazil, United, Campinas, São, Taiwan, Baltimore
The Covid-19 pandemic certainly accelerated e-commerce, from groceries to household goods, and now you can even buy a new construction home fully online. Two major public homebuilders, Taylor Morrison Home and PulteGroup, recently piloted programs in which buyers can choose, design and finance a new home virtually and just put it in their shopping cart. "Really what our industry needs to do is catch up with world of e-commerce and what every other industry is doing," said Sheryl Palmer, CEO of Taylor Morrison. Twenty-eight-year-old Emily Moore was one of the first to use the Taylor Morrison online portal. "A few years ago, people laughed at buying your car online, and I just bought a house online!"
Persons: Taylor Morrison, Sheryl Palmer, Emily Moore, Moore, Palmer Organizations: Houston
In February, the Texas grid, run by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), nearly collapsed from several days of frigid weather, exposing its vulnerabilities as weather grows more extreme and power demand rises. Last week, ERCOT put customers on edge when it said generator outages spiked to 11,000 megawatts, compared with a typical level of about 3,600 megawatts for this time of year. Texans got a taste of the extreme weather last week, when the heat reached into the triple-digits. To conserve power, ERCOT told consumers to raise their thermostats to 82 degrees Fahrenheit (27.8 C) while they sleep, after an elevated number of power suppliers went offline and caused outages. Daniel Brooks, vice president at the Electric Power Research Institute, said Texas has had no time to build new resources to address any extreme weather this year.
Persons: Go Nakamura, It's, Dan Cohan, ” Cohan, don’t, there’s, ERCOT, Bob Hall, McCullough, ” McCullough, Daniel Brooks, Brooks, Tim McLaughlin, Scott DiSavino, Dan Grebler Organizations: REUTERS, Electric, of Texas, Rice University, Republican, Texans, Research, Electric Power Research Institute, Thomson Locations: Houston , Texas, U.S, Texas, Houston, California, Republican Texas, South Texas, , New York
Individuals and families with questions on the new monthly child tax credit payments or missing stimulus checks now have the opportunity to get free, in-person tax help. More from Personal Finance:Monthly child tax credit payments start July 15. What to knowHow families can opt out of advance monthly child tax credit paymentsGovernment is still sending $1,400 stimulus checksThe monthly child tax credit payments are scheduled to start in July. Eligible families will receive up to $300 per month for each child under age 6, and up to $250 per month per child ages 6 through 17. The IRS has also launched an online tool to help parents assess whether they are eligible for those advance child tax credit payments.
Persons: Louis Organizations: IRS, Finance Locations: Atlanta ; New York, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Las Vegas ; Miami, Milwaukee, Philadelphia, Phoenix, St, Washington
B.L., a Supreme Court case deciding whether schools could punish students for off-campus speech. "That was cut and dry to me, but it's a Supreme Court case so it could go either way." Yuan is the director of communications for Student Voice, a student-driven group fighting education inequality. As the decision came in, student activists in the four groups that filed the amicus brief — which, in addition to Houston Independent School District Student Congress, included Student Voice, Kentucky Student Voice Team and March for Our Lives — said they felt a weight come off their shoulders. Pragya is also the co-leader and researcher at Kentucky Student Voice Team.
Persons: Heidi Chapin, Heidi, it's, Brandi Levy, Brandi, Jenna Yuan, Yuan, , Pragya Upreti, Pragya, Connor Flick, Connor, Will Creeley, Creeley Organizations: Houston Academy for International Studies, Houston Independent School District Student Congress, Student Voice, Voice, Team, Lafayette High School, Kentucky Student, The Gatton Academy, Foundation, Rights, Education Locations: Houston, Pennsylvania, Seattle, Kentucky, Lexington , Kentucky, Hebron , Kentucky, Levy's
More than 150 employees at a Houston hospital system who refused to get the Covid-19 vaccine have been fired or resigned after a judge dismissed an employee lawsuit over the vaccine requirement. A spokesperson for Houston Methodist hospital system said 153 employees either resigned in the two-week suspension period or were terminated on Tuesday. The hospital system’s decision in April to require the vaccine for workers made it the first major U.S. health care system to do so. The Houston Methodist employees who filed the lawsuit likened their situation to medical experiments performed on unwilling victims in Nazi concentration camps during World War II. Other hospital systems around the country, including in Washington, D.C., Indiana, Maryland, Pennsylvania and most recently New York, have followed Houston Methodist and have also gotten pushback.
Persons: It’s, Lynn Hughes, Hughes, Jennifer Bridges, she’d, , , “ I’m, Bridges, Harris, Houston, Marc Boom, ” Boom Organizations: Houston Methodist, District, U.S, Circuit, Appeals, Houston Methodist’s, Disease Control, Washington , D.C, Harris Methodist, Covid Locations: Houston, U.S, Baytown, Bridges, Washington ,, , Indiana , Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York, COVID
If you were ever to say you were gay (when Moon played), that’d be like you were considered soft. Moon played in the league from 1984 to 2000. Whether the NFL at that time was aware that gay players were on team rosters, Moon says he doesn't know. No one felt comfortable coming out," says Rapoport of her early years at the NFL. Part of why Carl Nassib coming out is so impactful, I think, is it takes the first active player to come out and that will catalyze that movement.
Persons: Warren Moon, Moon, We've, Carl Nassib, Warren, Stephen Dunn, Pop Warner, that’d, they’ve, , Roger Goodell, Carl, Maxx, Chris Unger, Michael Sam, Sam, Sam couldn’t, Marvin Washington, Esera, Jeff Hostetler, Esera Tuaolo, Tuaolo, I’ve, you’re, Cyd Ziegler, Outsports.com, Nassib, Ziegler, He's, Sam Rapoport, Rapoport, Goodell, Michael Sam's Organizations: of Fame, NFL, Houston Oilers, Minnesota Vikings, Seattle Seahawks, Kansas City, NBC, Las Vegas Raiders, Warren Moon, Kansas City Chiefs, American Football Conference West, San Diego Chargers, Qualcomm, Calif, Pop, Maxx Crosby, Allegiant, St, Louis Rams, University of Missouri, Jets, 49ers, Denver Broncos, Raiders, Los Angeles Coliseum, Vikings Locations: San Diego, Las Vegas, Washington, Los Angeles
Houston Methodist Hospital told The Washington Post that it had fired staff who refused a COVID-19 shot. Some staff quit over the vaccine mandate, too. Houston Methodist Hospital said it had fired workers who refused to get a COVID-19 vaccine. The lawsuit also called the COVID-19 vaccines "experimental," and noted that none have been granted full approval by the US Food and Drug Administration. Goldman Sachs, meanwhile, doesn't have a vaccine mandate, but told US employees to share their vaccination status with the financial-services company.
Persons: Marc Boom, Read, hadn't, Insider's Michelle Mark, Delta, Goldman Sachs Organizations: Houston Methodist Hospital, Washington Post, Post, Houston Methodist, US Food and Drug Administration, FDA, United Airlines
Gary Kelly, chief executive officer of Southwest Airlines Co., speaks during an event inside the new Southwest Airlines Co. international terminal at the William P. Hobby Airport in Houston, Texas. Southwest Airlines CEO and chairman Gary Kelly said Wednesday that he is stepping down as the company's chief executive and will be replaced by company veteran Robert Jordan next year. Kelly will hold the role of executive chairman until "at least" 2026, the company said. Kelly, 66, has been CEO since 2004, helming the Dallas-based airline during the financial crisis, a merger, the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max, and more recently, the Covid-19 pandemic. "My focus will be business and fleet strategies, governmental and airport affairs, and leading the Board of Directors."
Persons: Gary Kelly, William P, Robert Jordan, Kelly, I've, I'm Organizations: Southwest Airlines Co, Hobby, Southwest Airlines, Boeing Locations: Houston , Texas, Dallas, Jordan
Majority, immigrant-focused US neobank, raises $19 million
  + stars: | 2021-06-23 | by ( Greg Magana | ) www.businessinsider.com + 0.96   time to read: +2 min
Houston- and Stockholm-based Majority has raised $19 million in its seed funding round led by Valar Ventures with participation from Avid Ventures, Heartcore Capital, and several Nordic fintech founders, TechCrunch reports . There will be nearly 30 million digital-only bank account holders in the US this year. The digital bank joins a slew of neobanks aiming to carve out space for themselves in the crowded US banking sector by targeting specific demographics. By targeting migrant communities broadly, Majority could make fast inroads with unbanked and underbanked consumers. New migrants to the US may need a bank account to join the US banking environment.
Persons: Magnus Larsson Organizations: Houston, Ventures, Avid Ventures, Heartcore, Nordic, TechCrunch Locations: Stockholm
Pendulum swingAbout half of the states with legal medical cannabis have explicit employment protections for registered medical cannabis patients, and states such as New York and Nevada have statutes that limit the firing of employees for recreational cannabis use. Caldwell has represented laboratories and drug testing industry members in litigation. Even the federal government has relaxed some policies toward certain employees' use of cannabis, Marijuana Moment has reported . While state cannabis laws, including measures specific to employment drug testing, have been a major driver of this private-sector shift, economics have played their part, too, Challenger said. The pay scale has to improve, he said, adding that he believes the automaker should seriously consider adjusting its drug testing policy in order to attract more workers.
Persons: It's, Andy Challenger, Faye Caldwell, Caldwell Everson PLLC, Caldwell, Paul Armentano, Armentano, Keisha Lance Bottoms, Barry Sample, We've, Challenger, I've, headcount, Rich LeTourneau, Dan Flores, Pink, The Denver Post Brandon Coats, Coats, Michael Evans, Brandon Coats, Colorado's, Ashley Weber Organizations: San Francisco, CNN, US Department of Transportation, Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment, CNN Business, National Organization, Marijuana, Cannabis Parade, Quest Diagnostics, UAW, General Motors, Detroit Free Press, Fort, Sacramento Bee, The Denver Post, Colorado Supreme, Dish Network, Denver Locations: San, New York, Nevada, Houston , Texas, Arizona , New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York City, States, Atlanta , Georgia, it's, Michigan, Indiana, Fort Wayne , Indiana, California, Colorado, In California, Sacramento Bee In Colorado, Centennial , Colorado
Prince Philip's life celebrated with new Windsor Castle exhibit
  + stars: | 2021-06-23 | by ( ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
Britain's Prince Philip smiles during his visit with Queen Elizabeth to the Irish National Stud in Kildare, Ireland May 19, 2011. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez /File PhotoLONDON, June 23 (Reuters) - A new exhibition opening in Windsor Castle on Thursday commemorates the life and legacy of Britain's Prince Philip, including many fabulous items gifted him over decades of official duties and overseas visits. Titled 'Prince Philip: A Celebration', the display features over 100 objects from the Duke of Edinburgh's life. Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth and a leading figure in the British royal family for almost seven decades, died on April 9, aged 99. The painting by Ralph Heimans features Philip wearing the blue and red Windsor uniform, standing in the Grand Corridor at Windsor Castle.
Persons: Britain's, Philip, Queen Elizabeth, Dylan Martinez, Britain's Prince Philip, Prince Philip, Duke, Sally Goodsir, Goodsir, Ralph Heimans, Prince Philip's, Princess Alice, Georges Pompidou, King George VI, Nelson Mandela, Jim Shot, Hanna Rantala, Rosalba O'Brien Organizations: Irish, REUTERS, Reuters, Windsor Castle, Blood Reserve, George's, Thomson Locations: Kildare, Ireland, Windsor Castle, Buckingham, Windsor, Houston , Texas, Windsor Castle's
FILE PHOTO: The logo of Brazil's state-run Petrobras oil company is seen on a tank in at Petrobras Paulinia refinery in Paulinia, Brazil July 1, 2017. Rio de Janeiro-based Grupo Verde Brasil (GVB) and Houston-based B-in Partners have joined the 3R-led bid for the assets, known collectively as Polo Potiguar, the sources said. Seacrest submitted a bid alongside Brazil’s Global Participações em Energia, which operates power plants in the nation’s northern and northeastern regions, added the sources, who requested anonymity to discuss confidential matters. Petrobras announced in August it was putting Polo Potiguar, located in the northeastern state of Rio Grande do Norte, up for sale. If Petrobras finds any bids for Polo Potiguar suitable, it will likely begin bilateral talks with the winning consortium within days or weeks, the sources said.
Persons: Paulo Whitaker Polo Potiguar, Polo, Seacrest Organizations: RIO DE, Reuters, Brazil’s, Petroleum, e Gas SA, Seacrest Capital, Petrobras, Petrobras Paulinia, REUTERS, Petroleo Brasileiro SA, Grupo Verde Brasil, Partners, Energia, Seacrest, Global, Clara Camarao Refinery, Grupo, Vinci SA, Polo Locations: RIO DE JANEIRO, Paulinia, Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Houston, Rio Grande do Norte, Clara Camarao
Houston Hospital Workers Fired, Resign Over Covid-19 Vaccine
  + stars: | 2021-06-22 | by ( Associated Press | ) www.wsj.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
More than 150 employees at a Houston hospital system who refused to get a Covid-19 vaccine have been fired or resigned after a judge dismissed an employee lawsuit over the vaccine requirement. A spokesperson for Houston Methodist Hospital system said 153 employees either resigned in the two-week suspension period or were terminated on Tuesday. Earlier this month, a federal judge threw out the lawsuit filed by 117 employees over the requirement. The case over how far healthcare institutions can go to protect patients and others against the coronavirus has been closely watched. He also found that her likening the vaccination requirement to the Nazis’ forced medical experimentation on concentration camp captives during the Holocaust to be “reprehensible.”
Persons: Lynn Hughes, Jennifer Bridges Organizations: Houston Methodist Hospital, District Locations: Houston, U.S
SAN ANTONIO — The temperature was rising and the sweat rolling, but the number of people who turned out to celebrate a slimmed-down, delayed Fiesta kept growing Monday. Fiesta, San Antonio’s signature celebration of its history and culture, yields a $340 million economic impact — in normal years, organizers say. Mario Elias, 48, of San Antonio, wore a straw hat to shield himself from the sun as he directed cars to $20 parking nearby. Jessica Guzman, 23, and David Ramirez, 23, who live in Houston, but are from San Antonio, said they missed the food and culture that is the essence of Fiesta. David Ramirez, 23, and Jessica Guzman, 23, made the trip back home to San Antonio from Houston to partake in the smaller Fiesta celebration that was canceled last year because of Covid-19.
Persons: , , Jay Suarez, Juarez, Reyes, Suzanne Gamboa, Mario Elias, ” Elias, Roy, Henry Perez, Jessica Guzman, David Ramirez, ” Ramirez, " Ramirez, ” Guzman, Michael Perez, Perez, San, you’re Organizations: ANTONIO, Mercado, Fiesta, NBC, Facebook, Twitter Locations: Old San Antonio, San Antonio, Spanish, Houston
REUTERS/Jose Luis GonzalezWASHINGTON, June 21 (Reuters) - Migrant children sent to emergency shelters within the United States described crowded living conditions, spoiled food, lack of clean clothes and struggles with depression, according to 17 testimonials filed in a court case on Monday. In recent months, the children have been moved more quickly out of crowded Border Patrol stations and into the emergency shelters as part of efforts to connect them with family members or other sponsors in the United States. About 14,500 unaccompanied children are currently in the care of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), down from 22,000 in late April. "Yesterday we were given hamburgers but I couldn’t eat it because there was a foul odor coming from the bread ... I really only eat popsicles and juice because that is the only food that I can trust."
Persons: Jose Luis Gonzalez WASHINGTON, Joe Biden, Biden, Fort Bliss, There's, Ted Hesson, Kristina Cooke, Ross Colvin, Michael Perry Organizations: REUTERS, U.S, Border Patrol, U.S . Department of Health, Human Services, HHS, Fort, Thomson Locations: Fort Bliss, El Paso , Texas, U.S, United States, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Mexico, Fort, Houston, Dallas, Washington, San Francisco
MLB roundup: D-backs snap 17-game losing streak
  + stars: | 2021-06-22 | by ( ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +5 min
Ketel Marte contributed two hits, an RBI and a run as the Diamondbacks recorded their first victory since June 1. Milwaukee was held to five hits and lost for the sixth time in its past eight games. Brandon Bielak entered in the eighth and lost the no-hitter when Maikel Franco hit a two-run homer with one out. Atlanta's Kyle Muller made his first career start, and he allowed one run on one hit in four innings. Kyle Gibson (5-0) tossed 5 1/3 strong innings to help the Rangers snap a six-game losing skid.
Persons: Merrill Kelly, Rick Scuteri, Ketel Marte, Yu Darvish, Manny Machado, Jake Cronenworth, Darvish, Steven Souza Jr, Mookie Betts, Jake Odorizzi, Cristian Javier, Yordan Alvarez, DJ Stewart, Javier, Brandon Bielak, Maikel Franco, Jacob deGrom, Dominic Smith, Ozzie Albies, Atlanta's Kyle Muller, Ronald Acuna Jr, Ian Anderson, Will Smith, Smith, Kevin, Brandon Drury, Miguel Sano, Sano socked, Heath Hembree, Andrelton Simmons, Nelson Cruz, Max Kepler, Alex Kirilloff, Luis Arraez, Sano, Eugenio Suarez, Aristides Aquino, Jonathan India, Bobby Bradley, Josh Naylor, Aaron Civale, Bryan Shaw, Andy Ibanez, Jose Trevino, Adolis Garcia, Nate Lowe, Kyle Gibson Organizations: Arizona Diamondbacks, Milwaukee Brewers, Chase, Arizona, Diamondbacks, Milwaukee, Padres, Dodgers, San, Los, Los Angeles, Astros, Orioles, Houston, Baltimore, The Astros, Mets, Braves, New York, Atlanta, Reds, Twins, The Reds, Cubs, Cleveland, Chicago, Rangers, Athletics, Oakland, Texas, A's, Thomson Locations: Phoenix , Arizona, USA, Phoenix, San Diego, Los Angeles, Atlanta, New York, Minnesota, Minneapolis, Texas, Arlington , Texas
Exxon investors to prod revamped board on net zero carbon study
  + stars: | 2021-06-22 | by ( Jennifer Hiller | ) www.reuters.com + 0.51   time to read: +2 min
Exxon shareholders voted 49.4% in favor of the study, a regulatory filing showed on Monday. Geissinger expects to hold talks with Exxon this fall on the proposal, and hopes to collaborate on the outlines of the report. The CBIS proposal won support of big investors BlackRock and State Street Global Advisors, which combined hold more than 12% of Exxon shares. The requested report would examine the impact on Exxon of a world moving to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. Exxon recommended shareholders vote against the proposal, citing the range of scenarios within its planning.
Persons: Sergio Moraes, John Geissinger, Geissinger, Casey Norton, Jennifer Hiller, Jonathan Oatis Organizations: Exxon Mobil Corp, Oil, Gas Expo, REUTERS, Exxon, Companies, Christian Brothers Investment Services, BlackRock, Street Global Advisors, BP Plc, Royal, Shell, Thomson Locations: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Houston
NEWARK — There were only six tiny vials of coronavirus vaccine in the refrigerator, one Air Force nurse on duty and a trickle of patients on Saturday morning at a federally run mass vaccination site here. A day before its doors shut for good, this once-frenetic operation was oddly quiet. Across the country, one by one, mass vaccination sites are shutting down. The White House acknowledged for the first time on Tuesday that it would not reach President Biden’s goal of getting 70 percent of American adults at least partly vaccinated by July 4. The setback stems from hesitancy in certain groups, slow takeup by young adults and a swirl of other complex factors.
Persons: Margaret Dodd, Fort Sam Houston, Heather Struempf, Biden’s, , Biden Organizations: Air Force, Brooke Army Medical, Fort, White Locations: NEWARK, Fort Sam, San Antonio, Wyoming, Newark
HOUSTON — Texas child welfare workers and family courts will be required to consider additional medical opinions before taking children from parents in cases of suspected child abuse, under a new law going into effect Sept. 1. Greg Abbott on Friday, also orders a state commission to study the work of state-funded doctors who are tasked with diagnosing child abuse. The commission will propose improvements to the process that Texas Child Protective Services workers follow when relying on these doctors’ medical reports. But when the evidence is not clear, the investigation found, a mistaken or overstated diagnosis of child abuse can devastate a family. A child abuse pediatrician told CPS that the injury could only have been the result of abuse.
Persons: Greg Abbott, James Frank, , , that’s, pediatricians, , Ann Marie Timmerman, , Tim, Julia Robinson, ” Timmerman, ” Patrick Crimmins, Melissa, Dillon Bright, Mason, Elizabeth Conley, Gene Wu Organizations: Houston Chronicle, Gov, Texas Child Protective Services, NBC, Republican, CPS, Human, Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Charlotte, Texas Legislature, State, Houston Democrat Locations: HOUSTON — Texas, Texas, Wichita Falls, Houston, Austin, Tomball , Texas
Fact Check-Sizzling Texas heat did not melt wind turbine
  + stars: | 2021-06-21 | by ( Reuters Fact Check | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
Deleted typo from the headlineA photo of a wind turbine with fallen blades is making rounds on social media, with some users claiming the turbine was “melted” by the high temperatures Texas experienced in mid-June. This is untrue: the turbine located in Matagorda County was affected by storm winds, not heat, according to the National Weather Service (NWS) in Houston. RWE Renawables, the company operating this wind farm, also confirmed to Reuters that a storm caused the damage. “The damage to the turbine was definitely NOT related to heat or high temperatures.”Only one of the 48 turbines at the company’s Peyton Creek wind farm in Matagorda County ( here ) was affected, according to Tulis. This wind turbine was damaged by storm winds, not “melted” by hot temperatures in Texas.
Persons: RWE Renawables, Matt Tulis, , , Peyton, Read Organizations: National Weather Service, Reuters, Facebook, Twitter, NWS, RWE Renewables Locations: Texas, Matagorda County, Houston, U.S, California, Nebraska, Wadsworth, Matagorda County , Texas
MLB roundup: Kyle Schwarber belts 3 homers in Nationals' win
  + stars: | 2021-06-21 | by ( ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +11 min
Schwarber, who went deep twice in Washington's 6-2 win on Saturday night, has nine homers in his past 10 games and 18 on the season. Washington starter Patrick Corbin (5-5) allowed two runs on four hits and struck out seven in six-plus innings. He worked four innings and allowed one run on three hits and a walk, and he struck out two. Dinelson Lamet (2-2) allowed four hits in five innings and a walk with seven strikeouts to pick up the win. Kenta Maeda (3-2) picked up his first victory since a May 3 win over the Rangers in Minneapolis.
Persons: Kyle Schwarber, Amber Searls, Schwarber, Juan Soto, Starlin Castro, Patrick Corbin, Brad Hand, Gary Sanchez, Sean Manaea, Matt Olson, Jordan Montgomery, Abraham Toro, Carlos Correa, Lance McCullers Jr, Dallas Keuchel, Keuchel, Correa slugged, Jake Lamb, Kolten Wong, Daniel Vogelbach, Derek Fisher, Devin Williams, Brad Boxberger, C.J . Cron, Trevor Story, Yonathan Daza, Joshua Fuentes, Raimel Tapia, Nolan Arenado, Paul Goldschmidt, Adam Wainwright, Louis, Arenado, Goldschmidt, Josh Tomlin, Wainwright, Justin Verlander, Ronald Acuna Jr, Drew Smyly, Ozzie Albies, Kwang Hyun Kim, Daz Cameron's, Cameron, Mike Cameron, Raisel Iglesias, Jose Cisnero, Michael Fulmer, Shohei Ohtani, Vladimir Guerrero Jr, Ohtani, Enrique Hernandez, Mike Minor, Hunter Renfroe, Alec Mills, Mills, Ryan Tepera, Andrew Chafin, Craig Kimbrel, Kimbrel, Wil Myers, Dinelson Lamet, Mark Melancon, Luis Castillo, Castillo, Wilmer Flores, Sammy Long, Flores, Mike Yastrzemski, Brandon Crawford, Albert Pujols, Pujols, Pollock, Chris Taylor, Justin Turner, Tony Gonsolin, Luis Torrens, Ty France, Josh Naylor, Harold Ramirez, Sam Hentges, Phil Maton, James Karinchak, JT Brubaker, Hyun Jin Ryu, Reese McGuire, Bo Bichette, Trey Mancini, Pedro Severino, Byron Buxton, Luis Arraez, Andrelton Simmons, Trevor Larnach, Kenta Maeda, Dane Dunning Organizations: District of Columbia, Washington Nationals, New York Mets, Nationals, Yankees, Athletics, Oakland, Boston Red Sox, New York, Astros, White Sox, Houston, The Astros, Chicago, Brewers, Rockies, Milwaukee, Colorado, Cardinals, Braves, Atlanta, St, Tigers, Detroit, 10th, Angels, Royals, Red Sox, Kansas City, Boston, The Royals, Minor, Cubs, Marlins, Miami, The Cubs, Padres, Reds, San, Giants, Phillies, Dodgers, Diamondbacks, Arizona, National League West, Mariners, Rays, Seattle, Tampa Bay, Pirates, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Blue Jays, Orioles, Toronto, Baltimore, Rangers, Minnesota, Thomson Locations: Washington, District, USA, New York, Chicago, Denver, Colorado, C.J, Atlanta, St, Los Angeles, Anaheim , Calif, Boston . Kansas City, Minnesota, Mills, Diego, Cincinnati, San Diego, Philadelphia, Realmuto, Angeles, San Francisco, Tampa, Pittsburgh, Texas, Arlington, Minneapolis
How marketers can tap the growing loyal audience for women's sports
  + stars: | 2021-06-21 | by ( Jabari Young | ) www.cnbc.com + 0.00   time to read: +2 min
Sports marketers are leaving money on the table by not investing more in pro women's leagues, according to a new study by the Sports Innovation Lab, a Boston-based tech research firm. It shows a new business model, referred to as the "community-based monetization" model. The Sports Innovation Lab (SIL) provided data points on how companies can examine fan behavior around women's sports and engagement with leagues and players. SIL partnered with leagues including the Women's National Basketball Association, LPGA Tour, Athletes Unlimited, and the National Women's Soccer League for the report. "If we can put data behind the business opportunity of women's sports – there's money being left on the table," Ruggiero said.
Persons: Megan Rapinoe, Brands, Angela Ruggiero, Ruggiero Organizations: BBVA Stadium, Sports, Sports Innovation, CNBC, Innovation, SIL, National Basketball Association, Tour, National Women's Soccer League Locations: United, United States, Portugal, Houston , TX, Boston
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