Day: November 14, 2022

Business

Hiltzik: Student test scores for pandemic politics

Newly released national reading and math test scores for fourth and eighth graders have little to say, with the vast majority of states seeing a sizable decline in scores due to the pandemic. “The results … are shocking, unacceptable, and a reminder of the impact this pandemic is having on our learners,” Education Secretary Miguel […]

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Life & style

What to do in LA in October: fashion, art, pop-ups, LAFW

This story is part of Image Number 14, “Elevation,” where we examine beauty as a state of being, a process of fulfillment. Read the entire issue here. Beyond the Streets flagship opening Beyond the Streets features works by artists such as Timothy Curtis, from left, Maya Hayuk and Madsaki. (Yubo Dong / ofstudio photography) Beyond […]

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Overseas

Volodymyr Zelenskyy tours Kherson, declaring that the liberation of the city is “the beginning of the end of the war.”

KEY POINTS Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy visited the southern city of Kherson after Russian troops withdrew last week. The city is on the brink of a humanitarian catastrophe, as many residents approach winter without electricity or water. Zelenskyy promised to continue and take back the remaining occupied territories of Ukraine. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy walked […]

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Gadgets & technology

Former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried Loses Washington Lobbyists

Former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried and his allies are losing advocates in Washington as the company hits rock bottom. Lobbyists who worked for FTX and Guarding Against Pandemics, a nonprofit partially funded by Bankman-Fried and run by his brother, Gabe Bankman-Fried, told CNBC that they cut ties with the cryptocurrency exchange after its collapse. news […]

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Health

As flu hospitalizations rise in the United States, the Southeast is hardest hit

Enbal Sabag, a nurse practitioner, prepares a flu shot for a patient at CVS Pharmacy and MinuteClinic on Sept. 3, 2020, in Key Biscayne, Florida. Joe Raedle | Getty Images Influenza hospitalizations have risen by up to a decade in the United States, with the Southeast being the hardest hit region right now. Five out […]

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Overseas

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Gadgets & technology

Hiltzik: The Sam Bankman-Fried Hoax and Crypto ‘Fortunes’

The Greek tragedy unfolding in the financial press over the past week is the story of Sam Bankman-Fried, the would-be cryptocurrency tycoon and political kingpin whose multibillion-dollar empire sank like the Titanic after his encounter with an iceberg. Bloomberg put it this way: “Bankman-Fried’s assets drop from $16 billion to zero in days.” The story […]

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Health

Moderna’s Omicron vaccine shows better immune response than COVID vaccines

Moderna Inc said on Monday that its Omicron-adapted vaccines produced a better immune response against the BA.4/5 subvariants in a mid- to late-stage study, when given as a booster dose, compared to its original shot. The data show that Moderna’s two Omicron-adapted shots, mRNA-1273.214 and mRNA-1273.222, produced a greater antibody response against the BA.4/5 subvariants […]

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Business

Japan retains stake in Russia’s Sakhalin 1 oil project

Japan has retained its stake in the Sakhalin 1 oil and gas project in eastern Russia, with a Japanese company taking a 30 percent stake in a new Russian operator, TASS news agency reported on Monday. The report, citing the Russian government, comes as resource-starved Japan seeks to retain its stake in the project to […]

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Life & style

Sam Bankman-Fried: FTX CEO called ‘the most generous billionaire’ in NasDaily video

Sam Bankman-Fried, the founder of the cryptocurrency exchange, was praised as “the most generous billionaire” in a video that surfaced earlier this year. As the fallout from the collapse of Bankman-Fried’s FTX and Alameda Research continues to affect the cryptocurrency market, other major exchanges are scrambling to assure customers that their funds are safe. Among […]

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