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TORONTO, April 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sprott Asset Management LP ("Sprott Asset Management"), a subsidiary of Sprott Inc., on behalf of the Sprott Physical Gold and Silver Trust (NYSE: CEF) (TSX: CEF) (TSX: CEF.U) (the "Trust"), a closed-ended mutual fund trust created to invest and hold substantially all of its assets in physical gold and silver bullion, today announced that it has updated its at-the-market equity program to issue up to US$1 billion of units of the Trust (“Units”) in the United States and Canada. Distributions under the at-the-market equity programs in the United States and Canada (together, the "ATM Program") will be completed in accordance with the terms of an amended and restated sales agreement (the "Sales Agreement") dated November 2, 2020 between Sprott Asset Management (as the manager of the Trust), the Trust, Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. ("CF&Co"), Virtu Americas LLC ("Virtu" and together with CF&Co, the "U.S. Agents") and Virtu ITG Canada Corp. (the "Canadian Agent" and together with the U.S. Agents, the "Agents"). The Sales Agreement is available on EDGAR at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov and the SEDAR website maintained by the Canadian Securities Administrators at www.sedar.com. Sales of Units through the Agents, acting as agent, will be made through "at the market" issuances on the NYSE Arca ("NYSE") and the Toronto Stock Exchange ("TSX") or other existing trading markets in the United States and Canada at the market price prevailing at the time of each sale, and, as a result, sale prices may vary. Neither U.S. Agent is registered as a dealer in any Canadian jurisdiction and, accordingly, the U.S. Agents will only sell Units on marketplaces in the United States and are not permitted to and will not, directly or indirectly, advertise or solicit offers to purchase any Units in Canada. The Canadian Agent may only sell Units on marketplaces in Canada. The volume and timing of distributions under the ATM Program, if any, will be determined in the Trust's sole discretion. The Trust intends to use the proceeds from the ATM Program, if any, to acquire physical gold and silver bullion in accordance with the Trust's objective and subject to the Trust's investment and operating restrictions. The offering under the ATM Program is being made pursuant to a prospectus supplement dated April 13, 2021 (the "U.S. Prospectus Supplement") to the Trust’s U.S. base prospectus (the "U.S. Base Prospectus") included in its registration statement on Form F-10 (the "Registration Statement") (File No. 333-255126) filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") on April 8, 2021, and pursuant to a prospectus supplement dated April 13, 2021 (the "Prospectus Supplement") to the Trust's Canadian short form base shelf prospectus dated April 8, 2021 (the "Base Shelf Prospectus" and together with the Prospectus Supplement, the U.S. Prospectus Supplement, the U.S. Base Prospectus and the Registration Statement, the "Offering Documents"). The U.S. Prospectus Supplement, the U.S. Base Prospectus and the Registration Statement are available on EDGAR at the SEC's website at www.sec.gov, and the Prospectus Supplement and the Base Shelf Prospectus are available on the SEDAR website maintained by the Canadian Securities Administrators at www.sedar.com. Before you invest, you should read the Offering Documents and other documents that the Trust has filed for more complete information about the Trust, the Sales Agreement and the ATM Program. Listing of the Units sold pursuant to the ATM Program on the NYSE and the TSX will be subject to fulfilling all applicable listing requirements. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualifications under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. About Sprott Asset Management and the TrustSprott Asset Management, a subsidiary of Sprott Inc., is the investment manager to the Trust. Important information about the Trust, including its investment objectives and strategies, applicable management fees, and expenses, is contained in the Trust's annual information form for the year ended December 31, 2020 (the "AIF"), which can be found on www.sprottphysicalbullion.com, in the U.S. on www.sec.gov and in Canada on www.sedar.com. Commissions, management fees, or other charges and expenses may be associated with investing in the Trust. The performance of the Trust is not guaranteed, its value changes frequently and past performance is not an indication of future results. To learn more about the Trust, please visit www.sprottphysicalbullion.com. Caution Regarding Forward-Looking StatementsThis press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of applicable United States securities laws and forward-looking information within the meaning of Canadian securities laws (collectively, "forward-looking statements"). Forward-looking statements in this press release include, without limitation, statements regarding the ATM Program, including the intended use of proceeds from any sale of Units and the timing and ability of the Trust to obtain all necessary regulatory approvals. With respect to the forward-looking statements contained in this press release, the Trust has made numerous assumptions regarding, among other things: the price of gold and silver and anticipated costs and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Trust's business, financial condition and results of operations. While the Trust considers these assumptions to be reasonable, these assumptions are inherently subject to significant business, economic, competitive, market and social uncertainties and contingencies. Additionally, there are known and unknown risk factors that could cause the Trust's actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements contained in this press release. A discussion of risks and uncertainties facing the Trust appears in the AIF, and the Offering Documents, each as updated by the Trust's continuous disclosure filings, which are available at www.sec.gov and www.sedar.com. All forward-looking statements herein are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement, and the Trust disclaims any obligation to revise or update any such forward-looking statements or to publicly announce the result of any revisions to any of the forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect future results, events or developments, except as required by law. For more information: Glen WilliamsManaging Director, Investor and Institutional Client RelationsTel: 416.943.4394Email: email@example.com
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TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (19,203.70, up 2.42 points.) Toronto-Dominion Bank. (TSX:TD). Financials. Down 48 cents, or 0.57 per cent, to $83.12 on 16.2 million shares. Supreme Cannabis Co. Inc. (TSX:FIRE). Health care. Up half a cent, or 1.32 per cent, to 38.5 cents on 12.9 million shares. TC Energy Corp. (TSX:TRP). Energy. Up two cents, or 0.03 per cent, to $58.87 on 12.2 million shares. Air Canada. (TSX:AC). Industrials. Down 12 cents, or 0.44 per cent, to $26.88 on 10.3 million shares. Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Industrials. Down three cents, or 3.23 per cent, to 90 cents on seven million shares. Aphria Inc. (TSX:BNS). Health care. Up $1.08, or 6.18 per cent, to $18.55 on 5.8 million shares. Companies in the news: George Weston Ltd. (TSX: WN). Down 39 cents, or 0.35 per cent, to $112.21. George Weston Ltd. says W. Galen Weston has died at age 80. The Toronto-based company says Weston died peacefully at home Monday after a long illness. Weston previously held executive and senior roles at food, retail and real estate giants his family founded or led including Loblaw Companies Ltd., Choice Properties, Selfridges Group and Weston Foods. He retired as chairman of George Weston Ltd. in 2016 to make room for his son Galen G. Weston, a tradition set by his father, W. Garfield Weston, who also stepped down at the age of 75. Since his retirement, Weston remained a part of his family's philanthropic endeavours including the Weston Family Foundation and the Weston Brain Institute. Weston was married to wife and former Ontario lieutenant-governor Hilary for 55 years and together they raised Alannah Weston, who is chair of the Selfridges Group, and Galen Weston Jr., the chief executive at George Weston Ltd. Air Canada (TSX:AC). Air Canada has revised its COVID-19 refund policy to cover eligible customers who bought non-refundable airline tickets or vacation packages between Feb. 1, 2020, and April 13, 2021, the company said Tuesday. Customers who have already accepted a travel voucher or Aeroplan points instead cash will also have the option to exchange these for a refund, it said. The refunds follow a deal between the airline and federal government which will provide a total of $5.9 billion in aid to Canada's largest airline, including up to $1.4 billion to support the new refunds. The airline said it has already provided $1.2 billion to customers with refundable tickets. The airline will accept online refund requests until June 12 at aircanada.com/refund. Air Canada has also revised booking policies for all future travel, starting Tuesday, to provide more certainty if a flight is cancelled or rescheduled by more than three hours. All customers will have the choice of receiving a refund, an Air Canada Travel Voucher or the equivalent value in Aeroplan Points with a 65 per cent bonus, the company said in a statement. Air Canada has committed to resume service at 13 regional airports as well as seven others through agreements with regional carriers. As part of the package, Air Canada has also agreed to cap executive compensation, maintain staffing levels and complete previously planned aircraft purchases. Bank of Nova Scotia (TSX:BNS). Down 98 cents, or 1.25 per cent, to $77.51. The head of the Bank of Nova Scotia is urging Ottawa to adopt a series of policy changes. Scotiabank CEO Brian Porter said Tuesday that he wants to see a top-up to the annual Canada Child Benefit and child-care expense deductions, the introduction of a grant for businesses to make capital investments and the elimination of interprovincial trade barriers. Speaking at the bank's annual general meeting, which was held virtually for the second time because of the pandemic, he positioned his pitches as an opportunity to learn from the health crisis. Porter's ideas come ahead of the April 19 federal budget. He said they would help grow the economy, increase the number of working Canadians and make the country stronger and more prosperous. Porter called for the Canada Child Benefit to be topped up by $5,000 per child. In July, the maximum annual Canada Child Benefit reached up to $6,765 per child under age six and up to $5,708 for kids aged six to 17. Families already receiving the Canada Child Benefit also got a one-time $300 boost per child last year. Porter is also advocating for a significant increase to child-care expense deductions to allow parents to fully deduct the cost of preschool child care. Under the current rules, parents and guardians can claim up to $8,000 per child for kids under the age of seven and $5,000 per child for children aged seven to 16. While child-care costs vary across the country, Porter said increasing the amount to $20,000 per child per year should cover the cost of daycare in every Canadian city. Fortis Inc. (TSX:FTS). Up 54 cents, or 0.99 per cent, to $55.28. The Canada Infrastructure Bank and ITC Investment Holdings have signed a deal to invest $1.7 billion in an underwater transmission line connecting Ontario to Pennsylvania under Lake Erie. Under terms of the agreement in principle, the bank will invest up to $655 million or 40 per cent of the project cost. ITC, a subsidiary of Fortis Inc., and private sector lenders will invest up to $1.05 billion. The Lake Erie Connector is a proposed 117-kilometre underwater transmission line connecting Ontario with the PJM Interconnection on the U.S. side of the lake. ITC acquired the project in August 2014 and has received all necessary regulatory and permitting approvals. The bank expects the deal to close later this year, pending final project transmission agreements, with construction to start soon after. Magna International Inc. (TSX:MG). Up $4.93, or 4.39 per cent, to $117.32. Magna International is planning to expand its global manufacturing capacity to North America as it focuses on electric vehicle production. In an investor presentation, Magna executives said the Aurora, Ont.-based auto parts company plans to become an industry leader in North America while aiming for carbon neutrality by 2030. CEO Seetarama (Swamy) Kotagiri says the company will partner with more overseas startups, including the recently announced collaboration with Innoviz Technologies, in its move toward electric vehicles. The comments come a day after Israeli electric mobility startup REE announced its partnership with Magna to develop modular electric vehicles. Last year, the auto supplier signed a deal with LG Electronics to create a joint venture called LG and Magna e-Powertrain JV to build components for electric cars. The company says it expects its sales to grow to between US$43 billion and US$45.5 billion in 2023. This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 13, 2021. The Canadian Press
President Biden is to announce on Wednesday US troops will leave by mid-September instead of May.
* The European Commission is seeking clarification from Johnson & Johnson about the company's "completely unexpected" announcement of delays in vaccine deliveries to the EU. * Belgium will continue vaccinations with the Johnson & Johnson jab for the moment, while the Dutch medicines regulator said the benefits of the vaccine outweigh the possible risks.
Erika Dilday will join American Documentary, Inc. as executive director. Dilday, who succeed Justine Nagain, will be the company’s first Black executive director. The AmDoc board of director announced on Tuesday that Dilday will begin her duties as executive director in May. As executive director Dilday will oversee all aspects of AmDocs programs and operations, […]
AM Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of B++ (Good) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of "bbb" of National Fire and Indemnity Exchange (NFIE) (St. Louis, MO). The outlook of the Credit Ratings (ratings) has been revised to negative from stable. Concurrently, AM Best has withdrawn the ratings as the company has requested to no longer participate in AM Best’s interactive rating process.
CALGARY — Canada's world champions in beach volleyball are amping up preparations for the Summer Olympics coming over the horizon. The COVID-19 pandemic kept Sarah Pavan of Kitchener, Ont., and Toronto's Melissa Humana-Paredes apart and docked from competition for much of 2020. The Canadian duo plans to compete in at least five tournaments over the next two months starting Thursday in Cancun, Mexico. The world governing body of volleyball, FIVB, created a hub of three straight World Tour events in Cancun to afford teams the chance to qualify for the Tokyo Summer Games opening July 23. Pavan and Humana-Paredes booked their Tokyo berth when they won the women's world title in 2019. The upcoming tournaments, however, are crucial game reps for a duo that's short on them. "I think Cancun will be a real test for us against every team because it is such a lengthy event, to see where we're really at," Pavan told The Canadian Press. "Other teams are scrambling to accumulate points. Obviously we want to win every tournament we play . . . but to be able to take a very objective approach and just see it as information gathering for Tokyo is definitely a luxury. "We are able to use all of these events to gather information both on ourselves and the things we need to get better at, but also on tactics teams are using against us, or improvements or changes they may have made during COVID." Toronto's Heather Bansley and Brandie Wilkerson also in the Cancun women's field have essentially qualified for Tokyo based on their FIVB Olympic provisional ranking of sixth. Canada can send a maximum of two teams in each gender, but the men have some work to do this spring. Samuel Pedlow of Barrie, Ont., and Sam Schachter of Richmond Hill, Ont., rank just outside the top 18 in the provisional rankings. Calgary's Ben Saxton and Toronto's Grant O'Gorman are also trying to qualify. Pavan, 34, and Humana-Paredes, 28, aren't facing qualification pressure, but they want to recover their game form in the upcoming tournaments. "Do I think we're playing at the level that we need to be in July? Absolutely not," Pavan said. "I don't think we're performing at a gold-medal level right now, but fortunately we still have a few months to be able to hit our stride." The duo intends to compete in World Tour events in Sochi, Russia in May and Ostrava, Czech Republic in early June. They're also contemplating another tournament in Gstaad, Switzerland in early July to avoid six weeks without a match heading into Tokyo. Pavan lives in Hermosa Beach, Calif. Canada's requirement of a 14-day quarantine for travellers arriving outside the country was a barrier to the teammates crossing the border to practise together. Neither woman felt she could afford the deconditioning that happens during two weeks of isolation too many times. Humana-Paredes headed to California on Jan. 2 to join her teammate and stayed there. She doesn't expect to return to Canada until after the Olympic Games conclude Aug. 8. "I won't be able to go home until after Tokyo," Humana-Paredes said. "That's the mindset I've had to come to terms with. For the majority of the time, I'm in a good head space and happy to be able to train and be with my team and continue to get better. "Sometimes I miss by people back home and than can weigh on me a little sometimes. Last summer was so difficult because there was so much uncertainty. We do have a schedule to look forward to, a routine and things we can plan for and the Olympics are still on." Her boyfriend, Connor Braid of Victoria, is a member of Canada's rugby sevens team bound for Tokyo. Pavan and Humana-Paredes finished second in the Katara Beach World Cup in Doha, Qatar on March 12 in their first major international competition in 18 months. The field didn't include all of the world's best teams, said Pavan, but the result was important for the Canadians' confidence. "We had signed up for the event, but we didn't feel ready and we actually made the final decision to go a week before the event," Pavan said. "We were unsure, but we decided to just use it as a measuring stick. There were some teams that weren't there, but to be able to fight through that event while not being as crisp as we're used to was good." This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 13, 2021. Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press
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New York, New York--(Newsfile Corp. - April 13, 2021) - The Klein Law Firm announces that a class action complaint has been filed on behalf of shareholders of Lordstown Motors Corp (NASDAQ: RIDE) alleging that the Company violated federal securities laws.Class Period: August 3, 2020 and March 24, 2021Lead Plaintiff Deadline: May 17, 2021Learn more about your recoverable losses in RIDE:http://www.kleinstocklaw.com/pslra-1/lordstown-motors-corp-loss-submission-form?id=14665&from=5The filed complaint alleges that Lordstown Motors Corp made materially false and/or misleading statements ...
SoFi Stadium in Inglewood will play host to all-star concert that will be broadcast and streamed worldwide as part of a global effort to inspire confidence in COVID-19 vaccines and encourage people to be inoculated, organizers announced today. Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World will be pre-taped at SoFi Stadium and air May […]
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President Joe Biden has chosen one of the nation’s top statisticians to lead the U.S. Census Bureau.
A rare, rogue immune response is the main suspect as authorities investigate highly unusual blood clots following use of two similar COVID-19 vaccines from Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca. The U.S. recommended that states pause giving the J&J vaccine on Tuesday while authorities examine six reports of the unusual clots, including a death, out of more than 6.8 million Americans given the one-dose vaccination so far. But the small number of cases sparked concern because just last week, European authorities said similar clots were possibly linked to the AstraZeneca vaccine, which is not yet OK'd in the U.S. That led some countries to limit its use to certain age groups. Also Tuesday, J&J delayed its imminent European rollout. WHAT MAKES THESE CLOTS DIFFERENT? These are not typical blood clots. They’re weird in two ways. First, they’re occurring in unusual parts of the body, such as veins that drain blood from the brain. Second, those patients also have abnormally low levels of platelets -- cells that help form clots -- a condition normally linked to bleeding, not clotting. Scientists in Norway and Germany first raised the possibility that some people are experiencing an abnormal immune system response to the AstraZeneca vaccine, forming antibodies that attack their own platelets. That’s the theory as the U.S. now investigates clots in J&J vaccine recipients, Dr. Peter Marks, the Food and Drug Administration’s vaccine chief, said Tuesday. WHY SUSPECT IMMUNE RESPONSE? The first clue: A widely used blood thinner named heparin sometimes causes a very similar side effect. Very rarely, heparin recipients form antibodies that both attack and overstimulate platelets, said Dr. Geoffrey Barnes, a clot expert at the University of Michigan. “It kind of can cause both sides of the bleeding-clotting spectrum,” Barnes said. Because heparin is used so often in hospitals, that reaction is something “that every hospital in America knows how to diagnose and treat." There also are incredibly rare reports of this weird clot-low platelet combination in people who never took heparin, such as after an infection. Those unexplainable cases haven’t gotten much attention, Barnes said, until the first clot reports popped up in some AstraZeneca vaccine recipients. Health officials said one reason for the J&J pause was to make sure doctors know how to treat patients suspected of having these clots, which includes avoiding giving heparin. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention later Tuesday provided advice on how to spot and treat the unusual clots. WHAT DOES RESEARCH SHOW? In two studies in the New England Journal of Medicine last week, research teams from Norway and Germany found platelet-attacking antibodies in the blood of some AstraZeneca vaccine recipients who had the strange clots. The antibodies were similar to those found with the heparin side effect even though the patients had never used that blood thinner. It’s not yet clear if there’s a similar link to the J&J vaccine. But the J&J and AstraZeneca vaccines, as well as a Russian COVID-19 vaccine and one from China, are made with the same technology. They train the immune system to recognize the spike protein that coats the coronavirus. To do that, they use a cold virus, called an adenovirus, to carry the spike gene into the body. FDA’s Marks wouldn’t say if the weird clots may be common to these so-called adenovirus-vector vaccines. In addition to the AstraZeneca data, J&J makes an Ebola vaccine the same way and he said authorities would examine “the totality of the evidence.” WHAT ABOUT OTHER VACCINES? The most widely used COVID-19 vaccines in the U.S. -- from Pfizer and Moderna -- are made with a completely different technology, and the FDA said there is no sign of a similar clot concern with those vaccines. What about people worried because they received the J&J vaccination? Marks said it's important not to confuse the rare clot risk with normal flu-like symptoms people often feel a day or two after a COVID-19 vaccination. He said concerning symptoms, such as severe headache or severe abdominal pain, would occur a week to three weeks after the J&J vaccine. ___ The Associated Press Health and Science Department receives support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Department of Science Education. The AP is solely responsible for all content. Lauran Neergaard, The Associated Press
WASHINGTON — One Black mother said she nearly died after her son was born following an earlier miscarriage and a stillbirth. Another Black mother said that she wasn't told about the dangers of her particular pregnancy complication in women like herself and that it led to the loss of her baby just before her delivery date. A third Black woman who is caring for her grandson spoke through her tears about unexpectedly losing her daughter after the baby was born. “We didn’t see this coming," Donna Trim-Stewart, the grandmother, said at a White House-sponsored discussion on the health of Black mothers. “It's the unexpected way we lost her.” To mark Black Maternal Health Week, Vice-President Kamala Harris led a discussion Tuesday of the issues that make African American women two to three times more likely than other women to die because of childbirth. Harris noted that Native American women are 2.3 times more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes than white women. “Race should never determine health outcomes — and pregnancy and childbirth should be safe for all,” President Joe Biden tweeted. “But for too many Black women, safety and equity have been denied. This Black Maternal Health Week, our Administration is taking action to change that.” Harris, who is Black, said that throughout her career she's heard stories about women whose complaints about pain or postpartum depression were ignored or dismissed. She blamed systemic inequities and implicit bias and said the consequences are "very real.” “Black women deserve to be heard. Their voices deserve to be respected,” the vice-president said. “And like all people, they must be treated with dignity.” Before the discussion, the administration announced a series of steps to address U.S. maternal mortality rates that are among the highest in developed countries. Biden also issued a proclamation calling attention to the state of Black maternal health. The budget proposal Biden released last week asks Congress for $200 million for implicit bias training for health care providers and other programs; more funding for the Department of Health and Human Services' civil rights office; and more spending on reproductive and preventive health services. HHS also approved a Medicaid waiver permitting Illinois to expand postpartum coverage for Medicaid-eligible women from 60 days to up to 12 months. The administration is also taking steps to improve access to and the continuity of maternal care in rural communities. Erica McAfee, founder of the podcast “Sisters in Loss,” described the harrowing birth of her son that followed the earlier losses of another son at 39 weeks and a daughter at 18 weeks. McAfee said that her placenta had completely separated from her uterus and that she lost so much blood that she needed eight blood transfusions and a partial hysterectomy at age 28. Her family was summoned after she was put on life support. Her son, deprived of oxygen because of the placenta abruption, was resuscitated at birth and later diagnosed with cerebral palsy. She started the podcast in 2017 to share stories like hers and said women feel relief and comfort when they talk about their experiences. “The stigma and shame that comes with sharing loss stories prevent Black women from achieving the healing they need to thrive in their new normal,” McAfee said. Darlene Superville, The Associated Press
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iran will begin enriching uranium up to 60% purity after an attack on its Natanz nuclear facility, a negotiator said Tuesday, pushing its program to higher levels than ever before though still remaining short of weapons-grade. The announcement marks a significant escalation after the sabotage that damaged centrifuges, suspected of having been carried out by Israel — and could inspire a further response from Israel amid a long-running shadow war between the nations. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed never to allow Tehran to obtain a nuclear weapon and his country has twice preemptively bombed Mideast nations to stop their atomic programs. Already earlier in the day, Iran’s foreign minister had warned that the weekend assault at Natanz could hurt ongoing negotiations over its tattered atomic deal with world powers. Those talks are aimed at finding a way for the United States to re-enter the agreement, the goal of which is to limit Iran’s uranium enrichment in exchange for relief on sanctions. Nuclear negotiator Abbas Araghchi, in Vienna to begin informal talks Tuesday night, made a point to make his announcement in English. “We believe this round of negotiations is the time for the U.S. to present a list and I hope that I can go back to Tehran with the list of sanctions which should be lifted,” Araghchi told Iranian state television's English-language arm Press TV. “Otherwise, it would be a waste of time.” He said authorities would add another 1,000 “more-advanced” centrifuges to Natanz as well. Iran had been enriching up to 20% — even that was a short technical step to weapons-grade levels of 90%. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said the U.S. takes seriously Iran's “provocative announcement,“ saying it “calls into question Iran’s seriousness with regard to the nuclear talks and underscores the imperative of returning to mutual compliance" with the deal. Meanwhile on Tuesday, Israeli broadcaster Channel 12 reported an Israeli-owned ship had been attacked by Iran in the Gulf of Oman off the coast of the United Arab Emirates near Fujairah. The United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations, an organization monitoring Mideast waterways run by the British navy, described it as “a possible incident,” without elaborating. U.S. military officials declined to comment and Emirati officials did not acknowledge any incident there. Iran insists its nuclear program is peaceful, though the West and the International Atomic Energy Agency say Tehran had an organized military nuclear program up until the end of 2003. However, the nuclear deal prevented it from having enough of a uranium stockpile to be able to pursue a nuclear weapon. An annual U.S. intelligence report released Tuesday maintained the American assessment that “Iran is not currently undertaking the key nuclear weapons-development activities that we judge would be necessary to produce a nuclear device.” The talks in Vienna are aimed at reviving America’s role in that agreement, which former President Donald Trump abandoned, and lifting the sanctions he imposed. The Vienna-based IAEA told The Associated Press that Iran had informed the agency it planned to begin enriching uranium up to 60% purity at its Natanz facility. IAEA inspectors have been closely monitoring Tehran's program since the 2015 nuclear deal. Mikhail Ulyanov, Russia’s ambassador to the IAEA, said that “those who undertook an act of sabotage against the nuclear facility in Natanz probably wanted to undermine the process of” reviving the nuclear accord. Russia is a member of the nuclear deal. The move to 60% had been hinted at in the past. Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei had threatened to go to that level in February if the country needed. “We are determined to develop our nuclear capabilities in line with the needs of the country,” Khamenei said then. “For this reason, Iran’s enrichment will not be limited to 20%, and we will take whatever action is necessary for the country.” Iran previously had said it could use uranium enriched up to 60% for nuclear-powered ships. However, the Islamic Republic currently has no such ships in its navy. The weekend attack at Natanz was initially described only as a blackout in the electrical grid feeding above-ground workshops and underground enrichment halls — but later Iranian officials began calling it an attack. Alireza Zakani, the hard-line head of the Iranian parliament’s research centre, referred to “several thousand centrifuges damaged and destroyed" in a state TV interview. However, no other official has offered that figure and no images of the aftermath have been released. The U.S. has insisted it had nothing to do with Sunday’s sabotage. Israel is widely believed to have carried out the assault that damaged centrifuges, though it has not claimed it. But earlier Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif still issued a warning to Washington. “Americans should know that neither sanctions nor sabotage actions would provide them with an instrument for talks," Zarif said in Tehran alongside visiting Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. “They should know that these actions would only make the situation difficult for them.” Zarif separately renewed his earlier warning to Israel over the sabotage, saying that if Iran determines its archenemy was behind it, "then Israel will get its response and will see what a stupid thing it has done.” Kayhan, the hard-line Tehran newspaper, urged Iran to "walk out of the Vienna talks, suspend all nuclear commitments, retaliate against Israel and identify and dismantle the domestic infiltration network behind the sabotage.” Iran's withdrawal from the talks remains unlikely as the administration of President Hassan Rouhani, whose main diplomatic achievement was the 2015 accord, hopes to get the U.S. to rejoin it and provide desperately needed sanctions relief. But the announcement that it would enrich uranium further shows how pressure has been growing within Iran's theocracy over how to respond to the attack. Rouhani met later Tuesday with Lavrov and stressed the importance of all parties returning to the deal. "We are neither ready to accept less than that, nor are we after achieving more than that,” he said. ___ Associated Press writers Nasser Karimi and Amir Vahdat in Tehran, Iran; David Rising in Berlin; Josef Federman in Jerusalem and Jonathan Lemire in Washington contributed to this report. Jon Gambrell, The Associated Press
Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders (the “Meeting”) on May 12, 2021 will be held in a virtual format at 1:00 p.m. PTShareholders may vote on matters before the Meeting by proxy, join the virtual Meeting, and submit questions either during the webcast or in advance by emailFollowing the Meeting, Chairman Dr. Thomas Kaplan and President and CEO Greg Lang will host a virtual presentation and webinar VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NOVAGOLD RESOURCES INC. (“NOVAGOLD” or the “Company”) (NYSE American, TSX: NG) will hold the Company’s 2021 Meeting in a virtual format on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. PT (4:00 p.m. ET). Following the official Meeting, Chairman Thomas Kaplan and President and CEO Greg Lang will provide an overview of NOVAGOLD’s 2020 achievements and the outlook for this year. NOVAGOLD VIRTUAL MEETING AND SHAREHOLDER PARTICIPATION In light of COVID-19 and for the safety of our shareholders, employees, and other members of the community, our 2021 Meeting will be held in a virtual format only. Shareholders may cast their vote in advance by proxy and participate from any geographic location with internet connectivity. We believe this is an important step to enhancing accessibility to our annual Meeting for all of our shareholders, reducing the carbon footprint of our activities, and is particularly important this year taking into account public health and safety considerations posed by COVID-19. Shareholders may view a live webcast of the Meeting and registered shareholders as well as duly appointed proxyholders may submit questions digitally during the Meeting at www.virtualshareholdermeeting.com/NG2021. Questions may also be submitted to management and the Board prior to the Meeting via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Shareholders are encouraged to log in to the Meeting 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time. Have the 16-digit control number from your voting materials available when logging in to the Meeting. NOVAGOLD’s 2021 Management Information Circular and Annual Report to Accompany the Management Information Circular are available on the Company’s website, www.novagold.com/investors/mic/, on SEDAR at www.sedar.com, and on EDGAR at www.sec.gov. NOVAGOLD Contacts:Mélanie HennesseyVice President, Corporate Communications Jason MercierManager, Investor Relations 604-669-6227 or 1-866-669-6227
Century Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:CNBKA) (www.centurybank.com) ("the Company") today announced net income of $10,770,000 for the quarter ended March 31, 2021, or $1.93 per Class A share diluted, an increase of 11.4% compared to net income of $9,666,000, or $1.74 per Class A share diluted, for the same period a year ago. Total assets increased 14.6% from $6.36 billion at December 31, 2020 to $7.29 billion at March 31, 2021.