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Call scheduled for Tuesday, February 9th at 4:30 pm Eastern TimeGARDEN CITY, N.Y., Jan. 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Beyond Air, Inc. (NASDAQ: XAIR), a clinical-stage medical device and biopharmaceutical company focused on developing inhaled nitric oxide (NO) for the treatment of patients with respiratory conditions, including serious lung infections and pulmonary hypertension, and gaseous NO (gNO) for the treatment of solid tumors, today announced that it will report financial results for its third fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2020 on Tuesday, February 9, 2021. The Company’s management team is scheduled to host a conference call and webcast at 4:30 pm Eastern Time the same day. Conference Call & WebcastTuesday, February 9th @ 4:30 pm ETDomestic: 877-407-0784International: 201-689-8560Passcode: 13715084Webcast: http://public.viavid.com/index.php?id=143050 About Beyond Air, Inc.Beyond Air, Inc. is a clinical-stage medical device and biopharmaceutical company developing a revolutionary NO Generator and Delivery System, LungFit™, that uses NO generated from ambient air to deliver precise amounts of NO to the lungs for the potential treatment of a variety of pulmonary diseases. LungFit™ can generate up to 400 ppm of NO, for delivery either continuously or for a fixed amount of time and has the ability to either titrate dose on demand or maintain a constant dose. The Company is currently applying its therapeutic expertise to develop treatments for pulmonary hypertension in various settings, in addition to treatments for respiratory tract infections that are not effectively addressed with current standards of care. Beyond Air is currently advancing its revolutionary LungFit™ for clinical trials for the treatment of severe lung infections such as SARS-CoV-2 and nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM). Additionally, Beyond Air is using ultra-high concentrations of NO with a proprietary delivery system to target certain solid tumors in the pre-clinical setting. For more information, visit www.beyondair.net. Forward Looking StatementsThis press release contains “forward-looking statements” concerning inhaled nitric-oxide and the Company’s LungFit™ product, including statements with regard to potential regulatory developments, the potential impact on patients and anticipated benefits associated with its use. Forward-looking statements include statements about our expectations, beliefs, or intentions regarding our product offerings, business, financial condition, results of operations, strategies or prospects. 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OTTAWA — Only half of Canada's promised COVID-19 vaccine by Pfizer-BioNTech will arrive in the next month, federal officials revealed Friday, blaming production issues in Belgium that will affect immediate vaccination plans.Procurement minister Anita Anand said Canada faces an "unfortunate" delay that is nonetheless expected to be made up by the end of March, while Prime Minister Justin Trudeau insisted most Canadians will still be vaccinated by the fall.News of the Pfizer delay drew immediate concern from Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe who said the province's vaccination strategy depends on steady shipments."The federal government has advised Saskatchewan to expect 11,700 Pfizer doses a week throughout the month of February and we have been planning our vaccine rollout based on this schedule, including second dosages," Moe said."If this has changed, they need to advise us immediately."A spokeswoman for Quebec Health Minister Christian Dube said the temporary slowdown of the Pfizer product only reinforces the decision the province has taken to wait up to 90 days to administer a second dose of the vaccine."The strategy remains the same: we must give a boost now and vaccinate as many vulnerable people and health workers as possible, as quickly as possible," said Marjaurie Cote-Boileau.In British Columbia, where all available doses are being deployed as they arrive, the Health Ministry noted the delay could affect its rollout. “We are working with our federal counterparts to determine how this potentially may impact our immunization strategy in B.C. and will have more details on this next week,” the ministry said in a statement.Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said Monday that the time between doses could be stretched to 35 days from the recommended 21 days.Maj-Gen. Dany Fortin, who is leading the national vaccine distribution, said Pfizer's production delays would reduce deliveries by an average of 50 per cent over the coming weeks.He said that won't be felt until after next week because Canada's upcoming shipment has already been prepared. But the final week of January will bring "about a quarter of what we expected.""The numbers will pick right back up after that to about half of what we had expected (and) progressively grow into the rest of February," said Fortin."Pfizer is telling us it will impact us for four weeks."According to the government's website, more than 200,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine were expected in each of the next two weeks and 1.4 million doses were expected in February.Trudeau said Ottawa was "working day in and day out to get vaccines delivered as quickly as possible" but acknowledged that Pfizer-BioNTech doses have been derailed in the short-term. Trudeau said this is why Canada has one of the most diverse vaccine portfolios in the world, pointing to seven bilateral agreements he says ensure "flexibility when it comes to supply chains.""I want to be very clear: this does not impact our goal to have enough vaccines available by September for every Canadian who wants one," Trudeau said from outside Rideau Cottage.Anand said all countries that receive vaccines from Pfizer's European facility have been affected but that Canada has been assured it will receive four million doses by the end of March."This is unfortunate. However such delays and issues are to be expected when global supply chains are stretched well beyond their limits," Anand said at a news conference. "It's not a stoppage."Pfizer Canada spokeswoman Christina Antoniou said the production facility in Puurs, Belgium is undergoing modifications in the coming weeks to increase the number of doses it can pump out.Pfizer hopes to double its 2021 production to two billion doses. “Pfizer Canada will continue to pursue its efforts in anticipation that by the end of March, we will be able to catch up to be on track for the total committed doses for Q1,” Antoniou said.The news came as Ottawa released federal projections that suggested the pandemic may soon exceed levels seen in the first wave, rising to 19,630 cumulative deaths and 10,000 daily infections in a little over a week.The modelling shows total cases could grow to nearly 796,630 from about 694,000, and that another 2,000 people could die by Jan. 24.Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam urged sustained vigilance as a long-range forecast suggested rapid growth would continue without "quick, strong and sustained" measures.Tam said that's especially so in national hot spots of Quebec and Ontario, where a steady increase in hospitalizations has strained the health system's ability to keep up with critical care demands. The post-holiday projections do not take into account Quebec's recently implemented four-week curfew or Ontario's new stay-at-home orders.Tam emphasized the need to reduce community spread to help relieve some of the pressure on hospitals and long-term care homes. "The vaccine alone is not going to make a dent in some of that," she said.Ontario reported 100 deaths linked to COVID-19, although that took into account a difference in database reporting between one of its health units and the province.The province's newly resolved tally added 46 deaths from Middlesex-London that occurred earlier in the pandemic.Ontario also reported 2,998 new cases of COVID-19 with 800 of those new cases in Toronto, 618 in Peel Region and 250 in York Region.Quebec reported 1,918 new COVID-19 cases and 62 more deaths, including nine that occurred in the past 24 hours.Concern also remained in Atlantic Canada's hot spot of New Brunswick, which reported 25 new cases and remains at the province's second-highest pandemic alert level.— With files from Catherine Levesque and Mia Rabson in Ottawa, Cassandra Szklarski in Toronto and Stephanie Taylor in ReginaThis report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 15, 2021. The Canadian Press Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version misstated the number of Pfizer-BioNTech doses expected in February. It is 1.4 million doses.
NEW YORK — Stocks closed lower on Wall Street Friday, posting their first weekly loss after two weeks of solid gains. The S&P 500 fell 0.7%, with stocks of companies that most need a healthier economy taking some of the sharpest losses. The declines came as more reports showed how the pandemic is deepening the hole for the economy, even as Washington prepares to throw it another lifeline. Treasury yields also dipped as reports showed shoppers held back on spending during the holidays and are feeling less confident. Stocks have run out of steam since the S&P 500 set a record last week. THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. AP’s earlier story follows below. Stocks are pulling lower on Friday after reports showed the pandemic is deepening the hole for the economy, as Washington prepares to throw it another lifeline. The S&P 500 was down 0.5% in afternoon trading, with stocks of companies that most need a healthier economy taking the sharpest losses. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 99 points, or 0.3%, at 30,892, as of 2:30 p.m. Eastern time, and the Nasdaq composite was 0.5% lower. Treasury yields also dipped as reports showed shoppers held back on spending during the holidays and are feeling less confident, the latest in a litany of discouraging data on the economy. Stocks have run out of steam since the S&P 500 set a record high a week ago amid optimism that COVID-19 vaccines and more stimulus from Washington will bring an economic recovery. The S&P 500 is on pace for a drop of 1.2% this week, which would be its first in the last three. Friday offered the first chance for traders to act after President-elect Joe Biden unveiled details of a $1.9 trillion plan to prop up the economy. He called for $1,400 cash payments for most Americans, the extension of temporary benefits for laid-off workers and a push to get COVID-19 vaccines to more Americans. It certainly fit with investors’ expectation for a big and bold plan, but markets had already rallied powerfully in anticipation of it. “To some extent, most of this optimism had been priced in, but the huge figures had also invited some contemplation as to whether the necessary bipartisan support will materialize for this huge sum,” Jingyi Pan of IG said in a commentary. “The market appears to be playing it safe,” she said. Biden’s Democratic allies will have control of the House and Senate, but only by the slimmest of margins in the Senate. That could hinder the chances of the plan’s passage. The urgency for providing such aid is ramping by the day. On Friday, a report showed that sales at retailers sank by 0.7% in December, a crucial month for the industry. The reading was much worse than the 0.1% growth that economists were expecting, and it was the third straight month of weakness. Other reports showed that a preliminary reading on consumer sentiment weakened more than economists expected, while inflation at the wholesale level remains low as the worsening pandemic keeps a lid on prices and economic activity. They follow a dismal report from Thursday showing that the pace of layoffs is accelerating across the country. Falling bank stocks were some of the heaviest weights on the market, even though several of the industry's biggest names reported stronger profits for the end of 2020 than analysts expected. JPMorgan Chase fell 1.1%, for example, while Wells Fargo slumped 6.9%. While the overall results were good, “bank earnings didn't exactly wow anybody,” said J.J. Kinahan, chief strategist with TD Ameritrade. Bank stocks had run up in prior weeks on expectations that a stronger economy later this year and higher interest rates would mean bigger profits from making loans. Like banks, stocks of smaller companies were also falling more than the rest of the market in a mirror image of recent weeks. Smaller companies are seen as benefiting more from a healthier economy and stimulus from Washington than their bigger rivals, in part because they tend to have smaller financial cushions. The Russell 2000 index of small-cap stocks was down 1%. Even with Friday's drops, which pared as the day went on, ebullience about brighter economic conditions coming in the future as vaccines roll out is continuing to keep stocks near records and Treasury yields close to their highest since last spring. The Russell 2000 also remains 8% higher for 2021 so far, towering over the S&P 500's 0.6% gain. A big question for investors is what big stimulus for the economy from Washington would mean for interest rates. “There are consequences to putting money into the system and the consequence is inflation," Kinahan said. Treasury yields have been rallying amid expectations that the government will have to borrow a lot more money to pay for its stimulus, as well as rising forecasts for economic growth and inflation. The yield on the 10-year Treasury zoomed above 1% last week for the first time since last spring and briefly topped 1.18% this week. That is raising worries about how much further interest rates can go before upsetting the stock market. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell helped to calm some of those concerns with comments that investors took as leaning toward lower rates for longer. The yield on the 10-year Treasury dipped to 1.09% from 1.11% late Thursday. In European stock markets, Germany's DAX lost 1.4%, and France's CAC 40 dropped 1.2%. The FTSE 100 in London was down 1%. In Asia, Japan’s Nikkei 225 slipped 0.6%, while the Hang Seng in Hong Kong recovered to close with a 0.3% gain. South Korea’s Kospi skidded 2%, while stocks in Shanghai were virtually unchanged. ___ AP Business Writer Elaine Kurtenbach contributed. Stan Choe And Damian J. Troise, The Associated Press
A federal court has halted construction of a $1 billion power transmission line corridor after protests from environmental groups. The 145-mile (230-kilometer) transmission line has been touted by Central Maine Power and its corporate parent Avangrid as a boon to energy, the environment and the economy in northern New England. Judges with the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Boston decided Friday to grant the environmental groups' call to halt the first section of construction while their appeal against the project is still pending.
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OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is leaving the door open to tighter travel restrictions, including a possible ban on outbound air travel as COVID-19 case counts climb across the country. “We’re always open to strengthening them as necessary," Trudeau said, referring to measures restricting international flights. Officials are keeping a close eye on countries where more easily transmissible strains of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 have broken out, he said. The prime minister pointed to worrisome mutations in Brazil as well as the United Kingdom, whose outbound flights Canada banned in December. Those flights have been permitted again after government began requiring incoming passengers to present proof of recent negative COVID-19 tests before boarding. “We will continue to look at various variants, various geographies, and make sure we’re taking the right decisions and the right measures to keep Canadians safe," Trudeau said at a press conference at Rideau Hall on Friday. The choice of whether to bar travel to the United States lies largely with the U.S., not Canada, since the country of arrival has jurisdiction over who enters, he added. Earlier this month, a survey by Léger and the Association for Canadian Studies found that 87 per cent of respondents said they would support a total ban on international travel until there are several consecutive days of reduced numbers of COVID-19 cases. Léger vice-president Christian Bourque said the response is consistent with similar questions asked throughout the pandemic, but also reflects a growing desire by Canadians for governments to take tougher action to curb the spread of COVID-19. That urge comes amid a backlash to provincial and federal politicians travelling to beaches abroad over the holidays. The prospect of a hard-nosed travel bans raises constitutional questions around freedom of movement. Section 6 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms states that "every citizen of Canada has the right to enter, remain in and leave Canada." All rights are subject to reasonable limits, but can only be reined in when it's "necessary and proportionate," Michael Bryant, executive director of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, said in an interview. "While the precautionary principle would suggest that when in doubt keep people home, our constitution demands more than just a when-in-doubt approach for particular activities." Overseas sojourns shoulder the blame for only a fraction of outbreaks. Under two per cent of all coronavirus cases reported in Canada stem from foreign travel, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada. A ban on outbound trips makes little sense to Michael Feder, a Vancouver-based lawyer with expertise in constitutional law. "It’s the coming back that’s trouble," he said. "No one’s annoyed that Alberta politicians went to Hawaii. They’re annoyed that they went to Hawaii and came back." The requirement for international passengers to show negative results on a recently conducted COVID-19 test followed by two weeks of self-isolation on home turf amounts to a strong barrier against viral spread. An outright flight ban would do little to bolster that defence, but it would encroach on mobility rights, Feder said. "I think it’s infuriating to see elected leaders taking off for sunnier climates," he said, calling it an "act of hypocrisy." "But I don’t actually see how a restriction on outbound travel does anything to help Canada combat the pandemic." Trudeau sought to explain the disparity between stringent lockdown measures such as Ontario's stay-at-home order or Quebec's curfew and the open runway on jetting off to a Caribbean all-inclusive. “Different jurisdictions will set up the rules that they think are best based on the best advice of their public health officials. On the federal side we have discouraged non-essential international travel, including by imposing mandatory quarantines for anyone returning to Canada and now mandatory testing for anyone before they get on a plane to come back to Canada," he said. The new curtailments prompted airlines to slash flight schedules over the past week, with Air Canada and WestJet announcing 2,700 layoffs. Air Transat flight numbers have fallen by more than 90 per cent year over year, the company said. A ban on non-essential travel would mean a total shutdown, at least for a time, said Air Transat spokesman Christophe Hennebelle. "However 'essential travel' is defined, such a ban would probably mean that we would need to stop our operations entirely, unless specific support is granted to help us maintain some form of connectivity," he said in an email. This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 15, 2021. Christopher Reynolds, The Canadian Press
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Alberta is easing restrictions on outdoor social gatherings, funerals and on businesses such as barbershops and tattoo studios. Starting Monday, outdoor gatherings are limited to 10 people but indoor gatherings are still banned. Funerals can now have 20 people in attendance, but receptions are still prohibited. Personal wellness services can reopen by appointment only. Businesses include hair and nail salons, aesthetics, reflexology, and piercing and tattoo shops. “If we continue to see case rates and hospitalizations and out ICU admissions continue to slow down and go down, we will continue to open things back up,” said Alberta Health Minister Tyler Shandro. “It’s that simple.” Shandro said Alberta's health authorities do not yet know when other COVID-19 measures will be lifted. However, Dr. Deena Hinshaw said more restrictions will be lifted if active cases continue dropping. "This first move is a test case," she said. "This is our opportunity to give Albertans a little bit more freedom and the ability to do a few more activities in a safe way." Hinshaw warned the easing of restrictions and shrinking number of new daily cases does not mean the crisis has been contained. Hospitalizations are still high and Alberta's health-care system is still strained, she said. "By easing some measures like outdoor gathering limits, we hope to support Albertans’ mental health, while still following other restrictions that are helping us reduce case numbers," said Hinshaw. Economic Minister Doug Schweitzer also announced that Alberta's small and medium business relaunch grant will include businesses that started between March 1 and Oct. 31. Businesses that have seen at least a 30 per cent drop in revenue because of COVID-19 could be eligible for up to $15,000. Applications open Feb. 4. firstname.lastname@example.org Sarah Williscraft, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Fort McMurray Today
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SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Zoom Video Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZM), a leading provider of video-first unified communications, today announced the closing of its previously announced underwritten public offering of its Class A common stock. Zoom sold 5,882,353 shares of its Class A common stock, including 735,294 shares pursuant to the full exercise of the underwriter’s option, at a price to the public of $340.00 per share. The gross proceeds from the offering were $2.0 billion, before deducting the underwriting discounts and commissions and offering expenses. J.P. Morgan acted as the sole book-running manager for the offering. The shares described above were offered by Zoom pursuant to a shelf registration statement on Form S-3, including a base prospectus, that was filed by Zoom with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) and that became automatically effective on January 12, 2021. A final prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus relating to the offering has been filed with the SEC and is available on the SEC’s website located at http://www.sec.gov. Copies of the final prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained from: J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, by telephone at 1-866-803-9204 or by email at email@example.com. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification of these securities under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction. About ZoomZoom Video Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZM) brings teams together to get more done in a frictionless and secure video environment. Our easy, reliable, and innovative video-first unified communications platform provides video meetings, voice, webinars, and chat across desktops, phones, mobile devices, and conference room systems. Zoom helps enterprises create elevated experiences with leading business app integrations and developer tools to create customized workflows. Founded in 2011, Zoom is headquartered in San Jose, California, with offices around the world. Press RelationsColleen RodriguezGlobal Public Relations Leadpress@zoom.us Investor RelationsTom McCallumHead of Investor Relationsinvestors@zoom.us
The new division will focus on serving money service business industryROSEMONT, Ill., Jan. 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Wintrust Commercial Banking announced the creation of a new division, Wintrust Money Service Exchange Group, to focus on supporting businesses within the money service business industry. The group will offer treasury management, lending, and capital markets support to money service businesses in the U.S. “We’re always focused on expanding our offerings to better serve clients in all industries,” said Wintrust CEO & Founder Edward J. Wehmer. “Forming this new group, under Carol Ann’s leadership, allows us to provide specialized support to businesses in the money service exchange market, and I’m confident the group will be a great addition to our services.” Wintrust hired Carol Ann Killian, senior vice president, to lead and grow the new line of business. Killian has an extensive background serving money service businesses, many of which have a unique set of needs as they navigate changing regulatory requirements and advanced technological demands. Wintrust Money Service Exchange Group will offer a full suite of treasury management solutions, including currency ordering and processing, remote deposit capture, returned item processing, electronic banking, and fraud prevention tools. Killian will also focus on developing relationships with businesses in the money service exchange industry. “I am so excited to begin a new venture at Wintrust, supporting the market I have served in as a banker for 26 years,” Killian said. “I hope to propel Wintrust into becoming a leading provider of financial services in this space. I think it’s a win for both the money service exchange industry as well as for Wintrust.” Killian most recently served as a relationship manager for the Currency Exchange Division of MB Financial Bank, acquired by Fifth Third Bank. She has also worked at Capital One Bank, North Fork Bank, Citibank, and European American Bank. About Wintrust Wintrust is a financial holding company with assets of over $43 billion whose common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market. Built on the "HAVE IT ALL" model, Wintrust offers sophisticated technology and resources of a large bank while focusing on providing service-based community banking to each and every customer. Wintrust operates fifteen community bank subsidiaries, with over 180 banking locations located in the greater Chicago and southern Wisconsin market areas. Additionally, Wintrust operates various non-bank business units including business units which provide commercial and life insurance premium financing in the United States, a premium finance company operating in Canada, a company providing short-term accounts receivable financing and value-added out-sourced administrative services to the temporary staffing services industry, a business unit engaging primarily in the origination and purchase of residential mortgages for sale into the secondary market throughout the United States, and companies providing wealth management services and qualified intermediary services for tax-deferred exchanges. Media contactChristopher LattaGroup Senior Vice PresidentWintrust Commercial Bankingclatta@wintrust.com | 847-784-1393