Trans woman living 'double life' at work amid fear of discrimination
Crude Oil Futures Settle Modestly Higher
Crude oil futures settled modestly higher on Monday, with traders weighing the prospects for energy demand.
While the positive news on the vaccine front with AstraZeneca’s vaccine proving to be 79% effective supported oil prices, reports saying several countries in Europe are looking to extend lockdown measures to curb the spread of the third wave of infections weighed on the commodity.
West Texas Intermediate Crude oil futures for April ended up $0.13 or about 0.2% at $61.55 a barrel. WTI Crude futures for May were up by about $0.14 at $61.58 a barrel.
Brent crude futures were up marginally at $64.59 a barrel a little while ago.
British drug major AstraZeneca Plc announced positive late-stage trial results of its covid-19 vaccine AZD1222 in the United States. The company said the U.S. trial met the primary efficacy endpoint in preventing COVID-19 at interim analysis.
It demonstrated statistically significant vaccine efficacy of 79% at preventing symptomatic COVID-19 and 100% efficacy at preventing severe disease and hospitalization.
Meanwhile, the U.K. and Germany are reportedly looking to extend lockdown measures in some places to curb the spread of the coronavirus infections.
March Madness: As top seeds fall, the Big Ten is having a historically bad men’s NCAA Tournament
Following yet another crushing defeat for a top seed Monday – No. 2 Iowa's 95-80 loss to No. 7 Oregon – the narrative of underachievement continues for the Big Ten Conference.
The Big Ten is 6-7 in March Madness, a record that would be considered one of the worst in history since the men's NCAA Tournament expanded in 1985. The conference went 0-3 on Sunday.
The Big Ten was considered by far to be the best league in the country this season, leading the NET conference rankings by a landslide over the SEC and Big 12. The conference sent an NCAA-best nine teams to the Big Dance, with two No. 1 seeds and two No. 2 seeds. But of those nine, only three of them still are dancing. And only one of those top seeds, Michigan, is still standing. The Wolverines play LSU on Monday (7:10 p.m. ET, CBS).
OPINION: Big Ten men bust your bracket? Watch the Big Ten women
Coursera looks to raise up to $519 million via U.S. IPO
(Reuters) – Online education provider Coursera Inc is looking to raise as much as about $519 million through an initial public offering in the United States, according to a regulatory filing on Monday.
Xenophobic comment directed at Illinois’ Kofi Cockburn after loss in men’s NCAA tournament
Another Big Ten men's basketball player has shared racist social media comments directed at him after his team lost in the NCAA Tournament.
Illinois center Kofi Cockburn shared on Instagram a xenophobic comment directed at him on an unknown social media post Sunday, not long following the No. 1-seeded Fighting Illini's second-round loss to Loyola Chicago.
"Go back home ya bum," the comment said. "(Expletive) lost to Loyola. Go sit your monkey (expletive) on the couch."
Cockburn — who was born in Kingston, Jamaica and moved to the Queens, New York in 2014 — captioned the post: "I blame his parents."
After Oral Roberts upset Ohio State in the first round on Friday, Buckeyes big man E.J. Liddell posted screenshots of vulgar messages and threats he has received
Opinion: Mark Emmert must go if women are to get equitable treatment from NCAA
INDIANAPOLIS — So long as Mark Emmert is NCAA president, women’s sports will never get the equitable treatment they not only deserve but are due.
There are discussions to be had about how, exactly, the embarrassing debacles at the women’s basketball tournament the past few days unfolded, and who had a direct hand in their occurrence. But Emmert’s repeated, non-sensical defenses of the NCAA – he had another banner one Monday – have served only to make it plain that this all stems from him. Maybe not directly, but his dismissive attitude has sent a message to those beneath him that equity is either so much overblown woke hysteria or blinded them to the very basic steps the NCAA should be taking.
“The 'weight rooms’ that were shown on the videos, those were never intended to be weight rooms,” Emmert told the Economic Club of Indiana. “Those were exercise rooms before the kids went onto the court for practice. … But once the video’s out there, the video’s out there.”
MG Foods Recalls Three More Turkey Wrap Sandwiches
Charlotte, North Carolina-based MG Foods has expanded its recall to include three Turkey Wraps due to potential contamination of Listeria.
Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals may suffer short- term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. It can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
The products were distributed between March 3, 2021 and March 5, 2021 and packaged in clear plastic wedges & plastic wrap. The products were sold exclusively via vending machines and micro markets located in business locations in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and West Virginia.
No illnesses have been reported to date.