Antivirus creator John McAfee found dead in prison after Spanish court allows extradition
BARCELONA (REUTERS) – Antivirus creator John McAfee, 75, was found dead in his prison cell in Barcelona after the Spanish high court had authorised his extradition to the US, the Catalan justice department said, confirming an earlier report from El Mundo newspaper.
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Clippers are getting physical with Suns’ Devin Booker, but so far that strategy has backfired
PHOENIX – The two knocked heads, resulting in both Devin Booker and Patrick Beverley falling to the court in pain. So much that Booker suffered a bloody nose that required stitches, while Beverley experienced a forehead laceration.
So once the Suns cemented a 104-103 win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals, Booker had every reason to gloat when he talked trash toward the Clippers’ bench afterwards. Not only did Suns center Deandre Ayton secure the game with a lob off of Jae Crowder’s in-bounds pass, but the Clippers’ persistence with beating up on Booker backfired.
“That's for you guys to decide,” Booker said. “They're an aggressive team. That's how they guard.”
When the ‘Change of Life’ Means It’s Time to Change Your Life
By Parul Sehgal
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For Colette, whose signature theme was romantic awakening, even the loss of a cat’s virginity counted as a momentous rite of passage.
European Economics Preview: Swiss Central Bank Monetary Policy Decision Due
The monetary policy decision from Switzerland and Norway are due on Thursday, headlining a light day for the European economic news.
At 2.00 am ET, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association is scheduled to issue Europe’s new car registrations data.
In the meantime, Swiss foreign trade figures for May are due.
At 3.30 am ET, the Swiss National Bank announces its quarterly monetary policy assessment. The bank is expected to keep the policy rate and interest on sight deposits at the SNB unchanged at -0.75 percent.
At 4.00 am ET, Norges Bank is set to publish the outcome of the monetary policy meeting. The interest rate is expected to remain unchanged at zero percent.
Also, Italy’s Istat publishes foreign trade data for April.
At 5.00 am ET, Eurostat releases revised consumer price data for May. According to preliminary estimate, consumer price inflation climbed to 2.0 percent from 1.6 percent in April.
At 7.00 am ET, Turkey’s central bank announces the monetary policy decision. Economists expect the bank to retain its one-week repo rate at 19.00 percent.
BioXcel Therapeutics Tanks 13% On New Share Public Offering
Shares of clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company BioXcel Therapeutics, Inc. (BTAI) are down 13 percent on Wednesday’s trading as the company announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering of 3.15 million shares at $31.70 per share.
The company expects gross proceeds from the underwritten public offering to be around $100 million and said that it will not receive any proceeds from any sale of shares in this offering by BioXcel LLC. The offering is expected to close on or about June 25.
Currently trading at $32.03, the stock has traded between $28.00 and $71.50 during the past 52 weeks.
VivoPower Shares Rise 9%
Sustainable energy solutions company VivoPower International Plc (VVPR) is up 9 percent on Wednesday trading as the company said that Executive Chairman and CEO, Kevin Chin, has increased his shareholding in the Company by 328,888 shares. This represents about 1.8 percent of the issued company shares.
This was made possible through the election of receipt of VivoPower shares as a result of the settlement of a default loan obligation owing to Arowana Partners Group Pty Ltd and through market share purchases during an open trading window.
The stock ended Wednesday’s trade at $7.98, up $0.68 or 9% on the NASDAQ. VVPR has traded between $1.27 and $24.33 during the past 52 weeks.
KB Home Q2 Profit Climbs
KB Home (KBH) revealed a profit for its second quarter that advanced from last year.
The company’s bottom line totaled $143.36 million, or $1.50 per share. This compares with $51.99 million, or $0.55 per share, in last year’s second quarter.
Analysts had expected the company to earn $1.31 per share, according to figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts’ estimates typically exclude special items.
The company’s revenue for the quarter rose 58.2% to $1.44 billion from $0.91 billion last year.
KB Home earnings at a glance:
-Earnings (Q2): $143.36 Mln. vs. $51.99 Mln. last year.
-EPS (Q2): $1.50 vs. $0.55 last year.
-Analysts Estimate: $1.31
-Revenue (Q2): $1.44 Bln vs. $0.91 Bln last year.
Phoenix Suns’ Chris Paul passes exam, cleared to return for Game 3 vs. LA Clippers, according to report
The Phoenix Suns have had little issue handling the Los Angeles Clippers in the Western Conference Finals, staking themselves to a 2-0 lead with a pair of home victories as the series moves to Los Angeles for Games 3 and 4.
And they could be returning to maximum strength by the next tip-off.
According to Yahoo! Sports, Suns point guard Chris Paul passed a cardio exam Wednesday morning, clearing the way for his comeback in Game 3 against one of his former teams. Paul had missed the first two games of the series after entering the NBA's COVID-19 protocol last week.