Elon Musk created quite the buzz with his "Saturday Night Live" hosting debut – even Dave Chappelle had thoughts to share on Joe Rogan's podcast.
Fire and smoke engulfed a courthouse in Quebec's Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean region on Saturday night, causing major damage to the 111-year-old building. Quebec provincial police say the fire broke out at about 7 p.m. at the building in Roberval, a city on the shore of Lac-St-Jean. Several local fire departments were called to help put out the blaze, which police described as major. A video broadcast by local media outlet L'Étoile du Lac showed flames and smoke shooting from the roof of the Victorian-style building, which was under renovation. Police erected a safety perimeter around the site and several nearby homes were evacuated. A document produced by the city and the province's culture ministry says the pink granite building designed by architect Joseph-Pierre Ouellet was built in 1910 and was meant to resemble Quebec City's Parliament. Quebec Justice Minister Simon Jolin-Barrette was one of several politicians who took to Twitter to express his shock at the fire. "We knew to what point this project was important to the community and we share the citizens' sadness," he wrote. "I will be talking today with local officials in order to plan the next steps. But one thing is certain, we intend to rebuild." This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 9, 2021 The Canadian Press
RADNOR, Pa., May 09, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The law firm of Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP reminds investors that a securities fraud class action lawsuit has been filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio against Lordstown Motors Corp. (NASDAQ: RIDE) (“Lordstown”) f/k/a DiamondPeak Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: DPHC) (“DiamondPeak”) on behalf of those who purchased or acquired Lordstown securities between August 3, 2020 and March 24, 2021, inclusive (the “Class Period”). Deadline Reminder: Investors who purchased or acquired Lordstown securities during the Class Period may, no later than May 17, 2021, seek to be appointed as a lead plaintiff representative of the class. For additional information or to learn how to participate in this litigation please contact Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP: James Maro, Esq. (484) 270-1453 or Adrienne Bell, Esq. (484) 270-1435; toll free at (844) 887-9500; via e-mail at email@example.com; or click https://www.ktmc.com/lordstown-motors-class-action-lawsuit?utm_source=PR&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=lordstown Lordstown is an automotive company founded for the purpose of developing and manufacturing light duty electric trucks targeted for sale to fleet customers. Lordstown’s purported flagship vehicle is the “Endurance,” an electric full-size pickup truck. DiamondPeak was structured as a special purpose acquisition company. The Class Period commences on August 3, 2020, when Lordstown and DiamondPeak announced that they had entered into a definitive merger agreement. The August 3, 2020 release provided, in relevant part, that the transaction valued Lordstown “at an implied $1.6 billion pro forma equity value,” and that the transaction was expected to deliver approximately $675 million in gross proceeds. The release also announced that the transaction was expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2020. Throughout the Class Period, Lordstown repeatedly lauded its pre-order agreements with prospective customers. Moreover, Lordstown stated numerous times that it was “on track” to begin production of the Endurance in September 2021. However, before the markets opened on March 12, 2021, Hindenburg Research, LLC (“Hindenberg Research”) published a report on Lordstown entitled: “The Lordstown Motors Mirage: Fake Orders, Undisclosed Production Hurdles, and a Prototype Inferno.” The report noted that Lordstown has “no revenue and no sellable product,” and that Lordstown “has misled investors on both its demand and production capabilities.” The report concluded that Lordstown’s “orders are largely fictitious and used as a prop to raise capital and confer legitimacy,” and that a former employee “explained how the company is experiencing delays and making ‘drastic’ design modifications, putting [Lordstown] an estimated 3-4 years away from production,” rather than Lordstown being “on track” for a September 2021 production start. Following this news, the price of Lordstown’s common stock fell approximately 16.5%, down from its March 11, 2021 closing price of $17.71 to a March 12, 2021 close of $14.78. Then, on March 17, 2021, after trading had closed, Lordstown held an earnings call on which the defendants disclosed that Lordstown had received an inquiry from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). Although Lordstown also issued a press release and a Form 8-K announcing its fourth quarter and full year 2020 financial results after trading closed on March 17, 2021, Lordstown failed to disclose the existence of the SEC inquiry in those filings. Following this news, Lordstown’s stock price fell approximately another 9% in aftermarket trading. Finally, on March 24, 2021, during the trading day, Hindenburg Research published additional pictures of the Endurance EV truck after it broke down and had to be loaded onto a tow truck during the filming of a commercial that had been aired just days prior to the common stock of Lordstown being taken public via its combination with DiamondPeak. Following this news Lordstown’s stock price fell another $1.21 per share. The complaint alleges that, throughout the Class Period, the defendants made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (1) Lordstown’s purported pre-orders were non-binding; (2) many of the would-be customers who made these purported pre-orders lacked the means to make such purchases and/or would not have credible demand for the Endurance; (3) Lordstown is not and has not been “on track” to commence production of the Endurance in September 2021; (4) the first test run of the Endurance led to the vehicle bursting into flames within 10 minutes; and (5) as a result, Lordstown’s public statements were materially false and misleading at all relevant times. Lordstown investors may, no later than May 17, 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
Moments after blazing a golden chance over the crossbar, Gibbs-White curled a shot into the top corner for his first goal of the season as Brighton were made to pay for the 53rd-minute sending-off of Lewis Dunk.
Both West Bengal and Delhi Chief Ministers wrote to the Centre with suggestions related to Covid handling.
ROME — A magistrate slain by mobsters in Sicily and praised by two popes has been beatified by the Roman Catholic church on Sunday in the last formal step before possible sainthood. Rosario Livatino was gunned down on a Sicilian highway outside as he drove to work in 1990. Three years later, during a pilgrimage to Sicily, Pope John Paul II hailed him a “martyr of justice and, indirectly, of the Christian faith.” Livatino was beatified in a ceremony in a cathedral in Agrigento. Hours later, Pope Francis at the Vatican said Livatino worked to judge “not to condemn, but to redeem.” As an investigative magistrate, Livatino, 37, had been leading probes into the Mafia and corruption when he was slain. He was known for praying daily before entering court. Francis also praised Livatino as a “martyr of justice and of the faith,” noting that the magistrate “always put his work ‘under the protection of God,'” a reference to Livatino's motto. Describing Livatino as a “witness of the Gospel until his heroic death,'' Francis expressed hope that his example would inspire others to be ”loyal defenders of legality and of liberty." Shortly after meeting with Livatino's parents in Agrigento, John Paul II became the first pontiff to publicly decry the Mafia. In improvised remarks on May 9, 1993, at an outdoor Mass in the ancient Valley of the Temples, John Paul thundered against mobsters, demanding they repent their murderous ways. Four gunmen shot at Livatino's car as he drove without bodyguards. The alleged masterminds and attackers were eventually arrested and convicted. The Agrigento area is a power base for the Stidda, a group of mobsters who rival Cosa Nostra, the Sicilian Mafia with its main stronghold in the Palermo area across the island. Helping in the prosecution was description from a northern Italian businessman who was driving by and witnessed the shooting. For the beatification, Livatino's blood-soaked shirt was taken from investigators' evidence deposits and put into a glass-enclosed reliquary, a holder of relics for faithful who want to venerate those beatified. The Vatican has been considering developing a doctrine about excommunicating Catholic mobsters. That drive followed a visit by Pope Francis in 2014 to the southern Italian region of Calabria, the stronghold of the ‘ndrangheta crime syndicate, which is one of the world’s biggest cocaine traffickers. Francis met with the father of a 3-year-old boy slain in the region’s drug turf wars and declared that all mobsters are automatically excommunicated from the Catholic Church. The Vatican’s commission on human development on Sunday said that to honour Livatino a working group was set up to study “excommunication for mafias,” an initiative which will involve bishops worldwide. Frances D'Emilio, The Associated Press
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The Hammers will sense an opportunity to kickstart their Champions League qualification ambitions this afternoon. The Hammers’ hopes of a Premier League top-four finish have taken a hit of late with injuries to key personnel and defeats to Newcastle and Chelsea, but a 2-1 win at Burnley last week kept them in the fight. Leicester’s shock 4-2 home defeat to Newcastle on Friday night now means that there could well be two top-four places left to play for during the run-in, with David Moyes’ Hammers five points off a Champions League spot as things stand.
Footage of the incident posted on Twitter shows a man wielding a knife in front of shocked shoppers at the department store on Oxford Street. A spokesperson from the Met Police said the injured man had been stabbed in the leg and he is not in serious condition.
All three victims are believed to have been bystanders.
A small private hospital in India's most populous state is being charged under the National Security Act for sounding the alarm over a lack of oxygen. The director of the Sun Hospital in Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh told Sky News he faced being arrested at any time and his business seized after the police laid charges against him. Akilesh Pandey, who owns and runs the hospital in the state's capital, said four of his patients died on a single day when oxygen ran out.
Labour has won 10 seats, the Tories two, while one result is due to be announced later on Sunday.
Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: India reported a single-day rise of 4,03,738 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, taking the total caseload to 2,22,96,414
CLEVELAND — The three-game series finale between the Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Indians set for Sunday has been postponed by rain and re-scheduled for Aug. 9. A wet forecast on Mother’s Day forced the postponement about three hours before the scheduled first pitch at Progressive Field. Ohio's baseball teams split the first two games in the series. Cincinnati's Wade Miley pitched the season's fourth no-hitter on Friday night, a 3-0 win, and the Indians bounced back Saturday with a 9-2 pounding of the Reds. The Reds will play on Monday in Pittsburgh. The Indians, who have won 10 of 13, open a two-game series Tuesday at home against the Chicago Cubs. Cleveland ace Shane Bieber is expected to start. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/hub/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The Associated Press
Residents of Magee House on the University of New Brunswick campus in Fredericton are now allowed to leave the apartment-style residence if they test negative for COVID-19. New Brunswick Public Health announced Saturday that isolation would end for those testing negative as of midnight Saturday. The remaining cases will continue to self-isolate in the residence next week. There have been at least 12 confirmed cases of the virus involved in the outbreak at Magee House. The outbreak was declared nearly two weeks ago and involved the variant first reported in India. Outbreak at special care home leads to five deaths Public Health reported the fifth death in a week at Pavillon Beau-Lieu, a special care home in Grand Falls. The death reported Saturday was a person in their 90s. The outbreak involves the variant first reported in South Africa. There have now been 41 deaths from the respiratory disease in the province. What to do if you have a symptom People concerned they might have COVID-19 symptoms can take a self-assessment test online. Public Health says symptoms shown by people with COVID-19 have included: Fever above 38 C. New cough or worsening chronic cough. Sore throat. Runny nose. Headache. New onset of fatigue, muscle pain, diarrhea, loss of sense of taste or smell. Difficulty breathing. In children, symptoms have also included purple markings on the fingers and toes. People with one of those symptoms should: Stay at home. Call Tele-Care 811 or their doctor. Describe symptoms and travel history. Follow instructions.
The Duchess of Sussex also talked about her unborn daughter in a video recorded for the event.
China’s space agency said a core segment of the rocket reentered Earth’s atmosphere above the Maldives in the Indian Ocean early Sunday.
Israeli settlement ruling delayed as Jerusalem tensions run high. Clashes erupt outside Old City overnight with atmosphere described as a powder keg ready to explode
The burger chain says it is planning to open 400 outlets, creating around 12,000 jobs over several years.
Baffert said he will challenge the test and that his horse was never given the substance.