Home prices rise at fastest pace in more than 6 years
Home prices rise at fastest pace in more than 6 years
TAIPEI (Reuters) -A 5.8 magnitude earthquake quickly followed by another at 6.2 struck eastern Taiwan on Sunday, the island's weather bureau said, with no immediate reports of damage. The first quake, which shook buildings in the capital Taipei, had a depth of 15 km (9.3 miles) with its epicentre in Hualien county on Taiwan's eastern coast, the bureau said. The second quake, three minutes after the first one, had a depth of 14 km, also with its epicentre in Hualien, it said.
Leicester and Southampton go head to head at Wembley today for a place in the FA Cup Final. Chelsea beat Manchester City 1-0 in Saturday’s other semi-final to deny Pep Guardiola the chance of an unprecedented quadruple, and Thomas Tuchel’s Blues will head into the final as undoubted favourites. Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester would have wanted to head to Wembley with their full focus on the cup game, but recent results in the Premier League mean the Foxes - currently third in the table - are looking over their shoulders in the race for Champions League qualification.
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Both drivers climbed out of their wrecked cars but the amount of debris scattered across the track in the high-speed accident triggered the safety car and then brought out red flags. Russell, who has a long-term Mercedes contract, had been trying to overtake the Finn for ninth place. Red Bull's Max Verstappen was leading the race with seven- times world champion Lewis Hamilton, who had started from pole position, down in ninth after making a rare error on the damp track and sliding off across the gravel.
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At least seven Pakistan police officers and special rangers were taken hostage Sunday by supporters of a radical Islamist party, officials said, after days of violent anti-France protests.
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Bitcoin was last trading down 10% at $53,991 as of 1320 GMT, a whopping $12,000 below record highs set on Wednesday. Data website CoinMarketCap cited https://coinmarketcap.com/headlines/news/chinas-xinjiang-blackout-and-bitcoin-hashrate-correction-caused-btc-price-crasha blackout in China’s Xinjiang region, which reportedly powers a lot of bitcoin mining, for the selloff. Luke Sully, CEO at digital asset treasury specialist Ledgermatic, said in an email that people "may have sold on the news of the power outage in China and not the impact it actually had on the network".
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RADNOR, Pa., April 18, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The law firm of Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP reminds investors that a securities fraud class action lawsuit has been filed against Ebix, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIX) (“Ebix”) in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York on behalf of those who purchased or acquired Ebix securities between November 9, 2020 and February 19, 2021, inclusive (the “Class Period”). Lead Plaintiff Deadline: April 23, 2021 Website:https://www.ktmc.com/ebix-inc-securities-class-action-lawsuit?utm_source=PR&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=ebix Contact:James Maro, Esq. (484) 270-1453 Adrienne Bell, Esq. (484) 270-1435 Toll free (844) 887-9500 Ebix supplies infrastructure exchanges to the insurance, financial, travel, cash remittances, and healthcare industries. The Class Period commences on November 9, 2020, when Ebix filed its quarterly report for the period ended September 30, 2020 on a Form 10-Q with the SEC, stating in relevant part that the “Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, evaluated the effectiveness of our ‘disclosure controls and procedures’ . . . [and] have concluded that these disclosure controls and procedures are effective.” On February 19, 2021, after the market closed, Ebix revealed that its independent auditor, RSM US LLP (“RSM”), resigned “as a result of being unable, despite repeated inquiries, to obtain sufficient appropriate audit evidence that would allow it to evaluate the business purpose of significant unusual transactions that occurred in the fourth quarter of 2020” related to Ebix’s gift card business in India. RSM also stated that there was a material weakness related to Ebix’s failure to design controls “over the gift or prepaid card revenue transaction cycle sufficient to prevent or detect a material misstatement.” Additionally, Ebix and RSM disagreed over the accounting treatment of $30 million that had been transferred into a commingled trust account of Ebix’s outside legal counsel in December 2020. Following this news, Ebix’s share price fell $20.24, or approximately 40%, to close at $30.50 on February 22, 2021. The complaint alleges that, throughout the Class Period, the defendants’ positive statements about Ebix’s business, operations, and prospects were materially misleading and/or lacked a reasonable basis. Ebix investors may, no later than April 23, 2021, seek to be appointed as a lead plaintiff representative of the class through Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP or other counsel, or may choose to do nothing and remain an absent class member. A lead plaintiff is a representative party who acts on behalf of all class members in directing the litigation. In order to be appointed as a lead plaintiff, the Court must determine that the class member’s claim is typical of the claims of other class members, and that the class member will adequately represent the class. Your ability to share in any recovery is not affected by the decision of whether or not to serve as a lead plaintiff. Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP prosecutes class actions in state and federal courts throughout the country involving securities fraud, breaches of fiduciary duties and other violations of state and federal law. Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP is a driving force behind corporate governance reform, and has recovered billions of dollars on behalf of institutional and individual investors from the United States and around the world. The firm represents investors, consumers and whistleblowers (private citizens who report fraudulent practices against the government and share in the recovery of government dollars). The complaint in this action was not filed by Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP. For more information about Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP please visit www.ktmc.com. CONTACT: Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLPJames Maro, Jr., Esq.Adrienne Bell, Esq.280 King of Prussia RoadRadnor, PA 19087(844) 887-9500 (toll free)firstname.lastname@example.org
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Top English and Italian clubs were strongly linked again on Sunday to a breakaway European Superleague, a rival competition to UEFA's Champions League which could have massive ramifications for the game. UEFA is due to sign off on its own plans for an expanded and restructured Champions League on Monday but less than 24 hours before the meeting reports emerged of a new attempt at creating a rival competition involving the continent's top clubs.
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The visitors, who won a dramatic match at Celta Vigo 4-3 in their last fixture, fell behind in the fifth minute to a goal from their former forward Carlos Fernandez. But they responded with two quick-fire strikes by midfielder Fernando and striker Youssef En-Nesyri in the 22nd and 24th minutes to move into the lead. Brazilian Fernando created the danger for the equaliser and then pounced on a poor clearance from Robin Le Normand to score.
A leading group of European clubs are preparing to sign up to a breakaway Super League in an extraordinary 11th hour development ahead of Monday’s planned relaunch of the Champions League. Sources have confirmed that a group of leading Premier League clubs, understood to include Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur, are ready to join clubs in Spain and Italy to form a new tournament. It comes just as a new 36-team Champions League format was due to be announced on Monday, before coming into force in 2024. The new format had been designed by Uefa to resist proposals for a new Super League, but that is now in major doubt following a meeting on Friday of the European Club Association. The ECA is split on the new Uefa proposals and the potential benefits to its members. Indeed, it is understood that the rival Super League plans do not currently include the major clubs in France or Germany. Uefa have not commented on the threat but, with a meeting of the executive committee on Monday and then its congress due to be held on Tuesday, the need for decisions have become urgent. They currently intend to push forward with their plans to play 10 group matches instead of six, with Uefa and Fifa having both promised to ban any clubs or players who participate in rival competitions from international tournaments like the World Cup and European Championships. With Uefa officials holding emergency meetings on Sunday, it was also reported in Italy that Serie A have called an emergency board meeting. Corriere dello Sport said that the broadcaster DAZN is involved in the new Super League plans. DAZN, which is owned by billionaire Len Blavatnik's Access Industries, has reportedly been working on the formation of a 16-team league. Other proposals have included a 20-team league, made up of 15 permanent members and five who would qualify annually. According to The Times, that format would see founder clubs share an initial 3.5 billion euro (£3.1billion) fund, which can be spent on stadiums, training facilities or to replace matchday income that has been lost due to Covid-19. This format would see two groups of 10 clubs, with the top four from each group going through to a knockout phase that would be similar to the current Champions League. Matches would still be midweek and continue alongside traditional domestic competition.
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