Kathryn Newton Signs With Management 360

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Herald morning quiz: March 26

Test your brains with the Herald’s morning quiz. Be sure to check back on nzherald.co.nz for the afternoon quiz.

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US Covid Deaths Fall 36% In 2 Weeks

U.S. Covid deaths reduced by 36 percent in two weeks, according to the latest New York Times tally. The current weekly average is 830.

With 1036 deaths reporting on Thursday, total U.S. Covid casualties reached 975,862.

With 44178 new cases of coronavirus infection recorded from across the country on the same day, the national total increased to 79,888,843, according to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University.

Texas reported the most number of cases – 6131 – while Ohio reported most casualties – 185.

Just 20,123 patients are remaining in the country’s hospitals for treatment for the viral disease. Hospital admissions reduced by 38 percent in two weeks.

There is also a concurrent reduction in the number of patients admitted in intensive care units – 43 percent within a fortnight.
I.C.U. admissions dropped to 3,398.

63,824,394 people have so far recovered from the disease, the Worldometer tally shows.

As per the latest data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 217,271,157 Americans, or 65.4 percent of the eligible population, have been administered both doses of Covid vaccine so far. This includes 89 percent of people above 65.

44.6 percent of the eligible population, or 96,999,241 people, have already received a booster dose that is recommended to provide additional protection from the killer virus.

5306 deaths were reported globally on Thursday, taking the total number of people who lost their lives due to the pandemic so far to 6,110,984.

European Economics Preview: Germany Ifo Business Confidence Data Due

Business confidence from Germany and retail sales data from the UK are due on Friday, headlining a busy day for the European economic news.

At 2.00 am ET, the Office for National Statistics releases UK retail sales data for February. Sales are forecast to grow 0.6 percent on month, slower than the 1.9 percent increase in January.

In the meantime, household lending and producer price figures are due from Statistics Sweden.

At 4.00 am ET, Spain’s INE releases revised quarterly GDP and producer prices data. According to flash estimate, the economy grew 2 percent sequentially in the fourth quarter, slower than the 2.6 percent growth seen in the third quarter.

At 5.00 am ET, Germany’s ifo business confidence survey results are due. The business confidence index is forecast to fall to 94.2 in March from 98.9 in the prior month.

In the meantime, the European Central Bank releases eurozone monetary aggregates data for February. M3 money supply is forecast to grow 6.3 percent annually, slightly slower than the 6.4 percent rise in January.

Also, Italy’s business and consumer confidence survey results are due. The business sentiment index is seen at 111.7 in March versus 113.4 in February. Similarly, the consumer confidence index is forecast to fall to 108.3 from 112.4 a month ago.

Man’s body found in an Aurora field Friday morning an investigation is ongoing.

A body was found on Friday morning in a field in Aurora, and a police investigation into the incident is underway.

The body of a man was found in the area of East 56th Avenue and E-470, police said. Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867 (STOP).


A Two-Ingredient Sauce for Pork Chops

Ali Slagle’s mixture of grainy mustard and fruit preserves is the ideal pairing for the seared chops.

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Kathryn Newton Signs With Management 360

EXCLUSIVE: Kathryn Newton has signed with Management 360 for representation.

Best known for roles in Big Little Lies and Pokemon Detective Pikachu, Newton was most recently seen in the Blumhouse thriller Freaky opposite Vince Vaughn. She can be seen next in Ant Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.

Other past credits include Blockers and Ben Is Back. She continues to be repped by WME.

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