Tuesday, 15 Jun 2021

U.S. To Buy 500 Million Vaccines To Donate To Other Countries

Opinion | How to Build Trust: A Practical Guide


By David Brooks

Opinion Columnist

Distrust is a cancer eating away at our society. It magnifies enmity, stifles cooperation and fuels conspiracy thinking. So the question is, how do you build trust?

Two U.S. senators criticize proposed College Football Playoff expansion: ‘cash grab’ that will hurt players

Thursday’s announcement that a College Football Playoff subcommittee is recommending an expansion to 12 teams from the current four seems almost certain to add a new element to the now full-volume debate over the treatment of athletes playing major-college sports.

An expansion of the CFP would trigger a massive increase in schools’ revenue from the event, and while that may be years away, the conversation about it now comes amid ongoing federal legislative actions concerning athletes’ compensation, as well as their health, safety and educational opportunities.

On Wednesday, the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee held a hearing that had been scheduled to focus on how best to craft a federal law that would expand athletes’ ability to make money from their name, image and likeness (NIL) through activities like endorsement deals, monetizing their social-media followings or getting paid for signing autographs. The NCAA has been pressing for a Congressional solution to an array of recently passed state NIL laws, seven of which would allow NIL activities by athletes, beginning July 1.

Fed balance sheet tops $8 trillion for first time

‘Massive’ inflation surge may come from Fed caution: Dan Niles

Satori Fund founder Dan Niles argues the overall market could ‘get hammered’ if the Federal Reserve is ‘behind the curve.’

The Federal Reserve's balance sheet topped $8 trillion for the first time, weekly data published on Thursday by the U.S. central bank on its holdings showed.

The report also showed the Fed appears to have sold around $160 million of its corporate debt holdings since Monday, following the announcement it would unwind its nearly $14 billion corporate credit portfolio. As a first step, the central bank began selling its stakes in 16 bond exchange-traded funds on Monday.

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The Fed's credit facility was just one of many emergency measures launched last spring to shore up financial markets badly shaken by the coronavirus pandemic's rapid spread and disruption to the economy. While the Fed's backstop restored liquidity to the credit market, the facility was ultimately little used and the sale of its holdings is not expected to have serious effects on the market.

Rockies team with UCHealth in offering COVID-19 vaccinations at Coors Field

  • Tuesday, June 15th, 5:30-8:30 p.m., in a bus parked on Blake Street in front of Coors Field
  • Friday, June 18th, 5:30-8:30 p.m., same location as above.
  • Saturday, June 19th, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Platte River Rendezvous picnic area inside Coors Field under the Rockpile seating area.

Bucks survive Nets in tense Game 3 to cut series deficit to 2-1

Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton saved the Milwaukee Bucks' season at the start and at the end of Game 3.

Antetokounmpo barreled into the paint for dunks, and Middleton had his 3-ball going as the pair combined for Milwaukee’s first 30 points and a 21-point lead over the Brooklyn Nets.

But that that great start fizzled. It was a three-point game at halftime, and Brooklyn took its first lead near the end of the third quarter.

With their season on the line, the Bucks avoided a disastrous 3-0 hole, beating the Nets 86-83 in Game 3 on Thursday.

Trailing 83-80, Middleton and Jrue Holiday, who struggled offensively, made back-to-back shots and the Bucks took an 84-83 lead with 11.4 seconds left.

Trump Reminds Us That He Trusts Vladimir Putin More Than U.S. Intelligence

If anyone had any doubt where Donald Trump’s loyalties lie, rest assured that they still lie with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The former president released a characteristically aggressive statement on Thursday about his relationship with Putin and about President Joe Biden’s upcoming summit with the Russian leader.

In the statement, Trump fondly remembered the 2018 Helsinki summit where he famously refused to blame Putin for Moscow’s interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, and included a snarky suggestion that Biden might fall asleep during his own summit.

Many Twitter users were not surprised by Trump’s sympathizing.

At least one person saw some positives in the former president’s message.

U.S. To Buy 500 Million Vaccines To Donate To Other Countries

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will buy 500 million more doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to share through the global COVAX alliance for donation to 92 lower income countries and the African Union over the next year, a person familiar with the matter said Wednesday.

President Joe Biden was set to make the announcement Thursday in a speech before the start of Group of Seven summit. According to the source, 200 million doses — enough to fully protect 100 million people — would be shared this year, with the balance to be donated in the first half of 2022.

The person confirmed the announcement on the condition of anonymity. The news was first reported by the Washington Post.

The announcement comes days after the White House unveiled its plans to begin sharing the existing U.S. vaccine surplus with the world.

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