Derrick White (San Antonio Spurs) with a 3-pointer vs the Detroit Pistons, 04/22/2021
Derrick White (San Antonio Spurs) with a 3-pointer vs the Detroit Pistons, 04/22/2021
New Delhi [India], May 7 (ANI): Department of posts and customs authorities have collaborated to start a helpline to facilitate speedy delivery of COVID-related emergency shipments, said the Ministry of Communications on Friday.
Canada lost more jobs than expected in April, with the declines driven by coronavirus restrictions in populous Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia, while the unemployment rate rose, Statistics Canada data showed on Friday. "Full-time jobs took a heavier hit during April than they did amid the second wave restrictions," said Doug Porter, chief economist at BMO Capital Markets.
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Hurray, I can meet people! Now, when can I get some alone time?Could it be that I, a committed extrovert who talks to strangers, had become an introvert during the pandemic? ‘I hop into a shop to try on sunglasses and flirt with the shop guy.’ Photograph: Getty Images
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I thought I’d quit my trainer addiction – then along came some Yeezy slidesI got an email saying I could enter a raffle where the prize is spending a load of money on something I had not intention of buying previously ‘Two pairs of trainers I bought over the past six months have quintupled in market price on reseller websites.’ Illustration: Steven Gregor/The Guardian
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If you ask Jeremy Lang, he’ll tell you flax has some impressive flex, though you might be surprised where that comes in handy — like a case in the palm of your hand, wrapped around your cellphone. The kicker: They’re biodegradable. Those same flax fibres help your discarded case return to the earth in an appropriate, ecological timeframe (maximum one year in a home compost) after you switch out for a new case. He launched the first model just under 10 years ago out of Saskatoon, when Apple released its iPhone 4s. “The weird thing was the (plastic) case you use to protect it would last for hundreds of thousands of years; most people only kept their phones for two years,” Lang said in an interview. His company, Pela, has grown considerably since he started it at Innovation Place at the University of Saskatchewan campus. Pela moved its headquarters to Kelowna in 2018, while keeping operations in Saskatoon and expanding them to the U.S., Germany, Hong Kong and China. It now sells compostable cases for 16 iPhone models and 29 Android-based models. Ditto for straps that need a smart watch. There’s a line of earth-friendly sunglasses, too. Despite Pela’s global growth, its roots are in Saskatchewan’s agriculture scene, says Lang, who grew up in Regina and Yorkton and earned a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from the U of S. Driving northeast on Highway 10 to Yorkton as a kid, he recalled, “through the valley at harvest time, the sky was glowing orange. It was getting to be night time, and coming out of the valley I saw these fields on fire.” His dad told him, "the farmers are burning their flax straw, because they grow it for the oil seed, but the fibre in the straw is so strong it gets caught up in their equipment, so they burn it.” He figured if it’s that strong, it ought to be good for something. Hence the phone cases. “It has shock-absorption qualities to it … in Europe they grow flax for the fibre and the straw, not the oil seed,” he said, referencing its use in bike frames and tennis rackets. That, plus flax’s biodegradable qualities make for a useful phone case ingredient, he said. Lang also believes it’s important to create a market for farmers where they can sell their baled flax stubble, instead of torching it: Bale processors buy them and break them down into tiny pieces, which Pela buys and puts into its heat-moulded cases, along with coloured biopolymers. He likened the end product to "a cork-like material" with some eye-catching flax flecks. Looking ahead, Pela is in the crowdfunding phase of a counter-top, food-scraps composter called Lomi. Lang says it’s to play a big role in the company reaching its 2028 goal: One billion pounds of waste diverted from landfills, every year, a big chunk of which is all that plastic from those seemingly brick-like cases. “It's the whole concept of using things as many times as we can and then they have a graceful end of life … so it goes back to the earth and mimics nature,” he said. firstname.lastname@example.org Evan Radford, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Regina Leader-Post, The Leader-Post
The U.S. economy added disappointing 266K jobs in April even as states relaxed business restrictions and vaccinations increased. Unemployment rose to 6.1%.
SpareBox Storage, a national self storage platform focused on consolidating the highly fragmented self storage market across the United States, announced today that is has acquired 13 stabilized properties in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and Amarillo, Texas from multiple sellers. Combined, these properties are comprised of approximately 330,000 net rentable square feet and 2,500 units with over 88% occupancy. The South Carolina portfolio acquisition opens a promising new market for SpareBox in one of the fastest growing markets in the nation, while enhancing the geographic diversification of the portfolio. The Amarillo acquisition is a perfect complement to the portfolio of Amarillo properties that SpareBox has previously acquired, and it delivers incremental operating efficiencies within the Amarillo market.
Catalent, Inc. (NYSE: CTLT), the leading global provider of advanced delivery technologies, development, and manufacturing solutions for drugs, biologics, cell and gene therapies, and consumer health products, today announced that members of its executive leadership team will virtually present at the BofA Securities 2021 Health Care Conference at 11:45 a.m. ET on May 12, 2021.
Tarsadia Capital, LLC together with its affiliates, associates and funds it manages ("Tarsadia"), today sent a letter and proxy statement to shareholders of Extended Stay America, Inc. (NYSE: STAY) ("ESA" or the "Company") and ESH Hospitality, Inc. ("ESH" and together with the Company, the "Paired Entities") encouraging shareholders to reject the acquisition of STAY by Blackstone Real Estate Partners and Starwood Capital Group for $19.50 per paired share (the "Sale"). The Sale is subject to a vote of shareholders at the upcoming Special Meeting of Shareholders ("the Special Meeting") scheduled to be held on June 8, 2021.
JFrog Ltd. ("JFrog") (NASDAQ: FROG), the liquid software company, today announced that it has been recognized as one of the 2021 Bay Area Best Places to Work by the San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley Business Journal.
Vantage Risk enters ILS market with upsized $225 million Vista Re cat bond.
Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE: VLO, "Valero") announced today that it will be participating in the Citi Global Energy & Utilities Virtual Conference on May 12, 2021.
Bridge Industrial ("Bridge") and the Public Sector Pension Investment Board ("PSP Investments") today announced the establishment of a joint venture to acquire and develop logistics properties in the United Kingdom, targeting a portfolio value of £1 billion ($1.4 billion USD).
Worldwide, cities produce about 70% of the CO2 present in the atmosphere, while forests and woods are able to absorb 40% of it. Increasing wooded areas within and around cities would multiply the resilience capacities of urban areas and would drastically reduce the production of CO2, thanks to plant-based photosynthesis processes.
DXP Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ: DXPE) today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2021. The following are results for the three months ended March 31, 2021, compared to the three months ended March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2020, where appropriate. A reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measures can be found in the back of this press release.
CoreLogic (NYSE: CLGX), a leading global provider of property information, insight, analytics and data-enabled solutions, today reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2021.