Los Angeles, Jan 17 (IANS) Rapper Bow Wow was recently slammed by netizens for giving a packed club performance during the pandemic. He says he wore a mask until he got on the microphone, and that he does not want people to think he does not care.
The 33-year-old artiste gave a glimpse of his Friday night on his Instagram Story, showing off a crowded nightclub in Houston featuring several fans standing and dancing closely without masks, reports foxnews.com.
"So wait, people risking their life in a packed club to see BOW WOW??? BOW WOW?" one user tweeted.
"Ppl really risking it all for Bow wow in the year 2021?!!" another quipped.
"I would NEVER risk my life for Lil Bow Wow..... Also, do we have NO COVID restrictions in H-Town? This club needs to be shut down. There are some awful ways to die, but death by Bow Wow has to be up there. Do better people," another wrote.
Some also tweeted to the musician, whose real name is Shad Moss, and accused him of having no regard for the crowd's safety as well as his own.
"At what point do you as an artist stop and say 'This is irresponsible?' Do you not have a conversation with the promoters about social distancing? People are DYING because of Covid-19, especially people of color! But you got paid, right?!" one person tweeted to Bow Wow.
Other fans mocked Moss for being a "super spreader", but he claimed he wasn't in the wrong and had attended similar parties in 2020, reports foxnews.com.
"Man i been hosting parties all last year. I wore my mask in the club. I cant host with that thing on," he responded to one netizen.
In another tweet, Moss claimed: "IT WASNT MY PARTY. But of course ima get the blame."
He also added that he wore his mask "up until i got on the mic. That simple. Keep hand sanitizer on me at all times".
In another tweet, the rapper said he "dont want folks thinking i dont care ya know..."
It seems like the tweets by the artiste have been deleted as they are not available.
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Singapore-based fund house, Bank Julius Baer, has upgraded India to overweight as it will be the fastest growing major economy in 2021.
"We change our stance on India from market-weight to overweight and see 15% upside from current levels with a Sensex price target of 58,450," it said in a note.
"An economic recovery is underway, and we look for 9% y/y GDP growth this year, followed by 7% next year. We look for earnings per share to grow on average over 25% over the next 3 years. It would be unprecedented for the stock market to fall in an environment of such strong growth," it added.
Scientists think "herd immunity" has been achieved in large parts of the country, which would explain why daily new cases have fallen from almost 100,000 in September to less than 15,000 presently.
Lockdowns are imposed still in specific areas that experience Covid outbreaks, but high frequency data shows that has not stopped a continuous recovery following the nation-wide lockdown from March to July of last year. For example, anonymized data gathered shows the mobility of people using Android-based smartphones is almost back to pre-Covid levels, it added.
An Initial Public Offering of LIC, India's largest insurer with $464 billion in assets, is planned for the second half of FY2022. The divestment of this company in particular will enable the government to manage its fiscal position.
The budget has set up a special purpose vehicle to sell the idle/non-core assets (especially land) of SOEs. Much of the idle land is well-situated and could be made productive, benefiting economic growth. Divestment of LIC and BPCL remains the key to meet the fiscal deficit target without compromising spending in FY22E, the research said.
With only the brief exception at the bottom of the Global Financial Crisis, in recent history India's stock market has always traded at a premium to its emerging market counterparts. The current premium of 40% is around the long-term average, it added