New York Rangers forward Mika Zibanejad comments on Tom Wilson’s reckless body slam to Artemi Panarin.
New York Rangers forward Mika Zibanejad comments on Tom Wilson’s reckless body slam to Artemi Panarin.
The Recording Academy’s Board of Trustees has officially appointed Harvey Mason Jr. as the Academy’s President/CEO, effective June 1. Mason had been in the position on an unpaid, interim basis since January 2020. He was named to the post when former president Deborah Dugan was put on administrative leave 10 days before the 2020 Grammy […]
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“Masks in schools are going to be really a good idea for a long time,” North Carolina health director tells educators.
El Salvador's president sent 34,000 doses of coronavirus vaccine to seven towns in Honduras on Thursday, responding to video pleas from their mayors posted to social media. The small-scale diplomacy by President Nayib Bukele raised eyebrows in El Salvador and Honduras, but most people agreed that ultimately it would benefit a population in desperate need of vaccine. El Salvador has been more successful than neighboring Honduras and Guatemala in obtaining vaccine, though all lag in vaccinating their people.
Exicure Announces Appointment of Brian C. Bock as Chief Financial Officer
The couple are allowed to have their first dance but guests are advised to resist the urge to boogie.
LAKE FOREST, Calif. (AP) _ Biolase Inc. (BIOL) on Thursday reported a loss of $6.9 million in its first quarter. On a per-share basis, the Lake Forest, California-based company said it had a loss of 6 cents. The maker of dental laser systems posted revenue of $8.1 million in the period. Biolase expects full-year revenue in the range of $7.5 million to $8.5 million. In the final minutes of trading on Thursday, the company's shares hit 58 cents. A year ago, they were trading at 38 cents. _____ This story was generated by Automated Insights (http://automatedinsights.com/ap) using data from Zacks Investment Research. Access a Zacks stock report on BIOL at https://www.zacks.com/ap/BIOL The Associated Press
Roberto Firmino double helps Liverpool past lacklustre Manchester United Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino heads in his side’s second goal against Manchester United at Old Trafford. Photograph: Dave Thompson/Reuters
Toronto, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - May 13, 2021) - Atrium Mortgage Investment Corporation (TSX: AI) (TSX: AI.DB.B) (TSX: AI.DB.C) (TSX: AI.DB.D) (TSX: AI.DB.E) today announced that at its annual meeting of shareholders, held in Toronto earlier today, each of the seven director nominees listed in its management information circular dated March 18, 2021 was elected as a director. Directors have been elected to serve until the close of the next annual meeting of shareholders. The ...
HOUSTON, May 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- KA Fund Advisors, LLC ("Kayne Anderson"), which serves as the adviser to Kayne Anderson Energy Infrastructure Fund, Inc. (NYSE: KYN) and Kayne Anderson NextGen Energy & Infrastructure, Inc. (NYSE: KMF), announced that it will host a virtual investor day for KYN and KMF on May 25, 2021. When: Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. Central Time Where: For registration and event access, visit https://virtual.kaynecapital.com. Why Attend? During this one-hour event, Kayne Anderson’s team of energy infrastructure experts will provide their latest industry insights, including thoughts on a key theme on investors’ minds – the energy transition and its potential impacts on the energy infrastructure sector. The team will also provide an update on both fund’s portfolios and outline ways KYN and KMF can capitalize on opportunities arising from the energy transition. Replay: Following the event, an on-demand replay will also be available beginning at 12:00 p.m. CT at www.kaynefunds.com/kyn-and-kmf-investor-day/. Submit a Question: If you plan to attend the virtual investor day and would like for a specific question to be addressed during the event’s Q&A session, please email your question to email@example.com by 3:00 p.m. CT on May 21st. Kayne Anderson Energy Infrastructure Fund, Inc. (NYSE: KYN) is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, whose common stock is traded on the NYSE. The company's investment objective is to provide a high after-tax total return with an emphasis on making cash distributions to stockholders. KYN intends to achieve this objective by investing at least 80% of its total assets in securities of Energy Infrastructure Companies. See Glossary of Key Terms in the company's most recent quarterly report for a description of these investment categories and the meaning of capitalized terms. Kayne Anderson NextGen Energy & Infrastructure, Inc. (NYSE: KMF) is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, whose common stock is traded on the NYSE. The fund's investment objective is to provide a high level of total return with an emphasis on making cash distributions to its stockholders. KMF seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing at least 80% of its total assets in securities of Energy Companies and Infrastructure Companies. The fund anticipates that the majority of its investments will consist of investments in "NextGen" companies, which we define as Energy Companies and Infrastructure Companies that are meaningfully participating in or benefitting from the Energy Transition. See Glossary of Key Terms in the fund's most recent quarterly report for a description of these investment categories and the meaning of capitalized terms. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation to buy, nor shall there be any sale of any securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer or sale is not permitted. Nothing contained in this press release is intended to recommend any investment policy or investment strategy or consider any investor's specific objectives or circumstances. Please consult with your investment, tax, or legal adviser regarding your individual circumstances before investing. CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS: This communication contains statements reflecting assumptions, expectations, projections, intentions, or beliefs about future events. These and other statements not relating strictly to historical or current facts constitute forward-looking statements as defined under the U.S. federal securities laws. Forward-looking statements involve a variety of risks and uncertainties. These risks include but are not limited to changes in economic and political conditions; regulatory and legal changes; energy industry risk; leverage risk; valuation risk; interest rate risk; tax risk; and other risks discussed in detail in the company's filings with the SEC, available at www.kaynefunds.com or www.sec.gov. Actual events could differ materially from these statements or our present expectations or projections. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made. Kayne Anderson undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements made herein. There is no assurance that the company's investment objectives will be attained. Contact: Investor Relations at 877-657-3863 or firstname.lastname@example.org
AM Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating (FSR) of A+ (Superior) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Ratings (Long-Term ICR) of "aa-" (Superior) of the primary life insurance subsidiaries of Protective Life Corporation (headquartered in Birmingham, AL), collectively known as Protective Life. Additionally, AM Best has affirmed the Long-Term ICR of "a-" (Excellent) and the existing Long-Term Issue Credit Ratings (Long-Term IR) of Protective Life Corporation. The outlook of these Credit Ratings (ratings) is stable. (See below for a detailed list of these subsidiaries and ratings.)
Liverpool edged out Manchester United in a thrilling game as Trent Alexander-Arnold’s brilliance was enough to hand the Reds a huge top-four boost. In the week in which they were dethroned as Premier League champions, Liverpool responded with a performance akin to last season as Jurgen Klopp recorded his first win at Old Trafford to go within one point of fourth-placed Chelsea. United took a 10th- minute lead when Bruno Fernandes's shot was deflected past Alisson by the outstretched leg of Nathaniel Phillips.
Airbnb reported Thursday that its first-quarter loss more than tripled, to $1.17 billion, as travel remained depressed by the pandemic, but revenue topped the same period in 2019. The home-sharing business said in a letter to shareholders that travel is starting to return, “and we expect a travel rebound unlike anything we have seen before.” Still, Airbnb expressed concern about travel restrictions and lockdowns in Europe, a key market for summer rentals. The San Francisco-based company said it is too early to predict whether the pace of the travel recovery will continue in the second half of the year. Pandemic-related restrictions are cutting into Airbnb revenue, particularly in Europe. The company has seen growing demand for travel in the U.S., however, with particular interest in rentals in beach and mountain locations. Airbnb's first-quarter results were hurt by losses related to debt repayment and an adjustment in the value of warrants issued in connection with a loan. Wall Street expected adjusted loss of $1.07 per share, according to a FactSet survey of 27 analysts. Airbnb's revenue rose 5% from a year ago and 6% over the same quarter in 2019, to $887 million. That topped the analysts' forecast of $721 million. Airbnb released the results after a day in which the shares fell 3.2% in regular trading. They were little changed after an hour of extended trading. The Associated Press
“We believe in the power of live sports,” said Disney CEO Bob Chapek today announcing an expansion of the brand’s footprint on various fields. The House of Mouse has renewed its current deal with Major League Baseball and bulked up even more with a new agreement with Spain’s LaLiga soccer league, the exec said on […]
OTTAWA — A homegrown mRNA vaccine for COVID-19 shows promising results in its first small trial and its maker is hoping to test it directly against the vaccine from Pfizer-BioNTech. Calgary-based Providence Therapeutics says its vaccine produced no serious adverse events and developed good antibodies against COVID-19 that "compare favourably" with the two mRNA vaccines already on the market from Pfizer and Moderna. "We're extremely pleased," said Providence CEO Brad Sorenson. The Phase 1 trial included 60 healthy adults between 18 and 64, with more than half of them receiving two doses of the vaccine, four weeks apart. The results have not yet been peer-reviewed. Sorenson said the next step is supposed to be a Phase 2 head-to-head trial that would test the effectiveness of Providence against Pfizer. Most vaccines in Phase 2 have been tested only against a placebo, but Sorenson said in a pandemic he feels it is unethical to give someone a placebo when they could otherwise be vaccinated. But to do the trial, Providence needs 500 doses of Pfizer, which he said neither the company nor the National Research Council has been willing to provide. A spokeswoman for Pfizer said Thursday the company's focus is only on getting the vaccine to meet an "urgent public health need" and will only sell its vaccine to the federal government. "As such, we are not providing supply of our vaccine to third-parties to study the vaccine in comparative trials," said Christina Antoniou. Pfizer is the main component of Canada's vaccination campaign to date, accounting for two-thirds of the deliveries as of this week. A spokesman for Innovation Minister François-Philippe Champagne said the government has informed Providence Ottawa is willing to help fund its Phase 2 trial, and continue to work with the company. "Minister Champagne has spoken directly with Providence Therapeutics’ CEO and the chair of their board of directors to discuss our continued support for their work as they bring their vaccine candidate through the early stages of development," said John Power. A spokesman for the National Research Council said it doesn't have access to doses of Pfizer or Moderna to help Providence, but is discussing the request with other departments that might be able to help, including Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada. Sorenson said Providence is also discussing with the World Health Organization the possibility of doing a Phase 3 trial in a developing country. Sorenson said if Health Canada supports both trials, they could be wrapped up by the end of the year. But Sorenson said he doesn't feel supported by Ottawa and has threatened to take the business outside the country. The company has production agreements in place that should be able to produce 200 million doses a year, he said. Providence is one of six Canadian companies that received funding from the National Research Council for COVID-19 vaccines that were in early stages of development. The company received $4.9 million last October to help fund its Phase 1 trial. It also received $5 million in January from the next-generation manufacturing supercluster to help scale up its manufacturing of mRNA. Canada currently doesn't make any of the vaccines it is using — Pfizer is being made in Europe and the United States, Canada's doses of Moderna are all coming from Europe, and Oxford-AstraZeneca is coming from the United States, India and South Korea. The only Canadian-made vaccine among the seven procured by Canada for COVID-19 to date is Medicago's plant-based protein vaccine, which is now in a Phase 3 trial and could be ready for mass production before the end of the year. Medicago received $173 million in October to push its vaccine forward as well as an undisclosed sum for a contract to provide Canada at least 20 million doses if it is approved. Some of it will be made in Canada, but production will also take place in the U.S. A lack of domestic drug manufacturing hurt Canada's vaccination program, particularly early on, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the government is intent on fixing that ahead of the next global health crisis. This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 13, 2021. Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press
On May 8, 2021, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, contraband and unauthorized items were seized at Donnacona Institution, a federal maximum-security institution.
H&R Real Estate Investment Trust ("H&R" or "the REIT") (TSX: HR.UN) announces its financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2021.
A vaccine bus has been set up in Bolton – which has one of the highest case rates of the variant in the country – to increase uptake.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A bill introduced in the waning days of this year's legislative session in Alaska would require schools to designate school-sponsored athletic teams or sports as male, female or co-ed and require participation in a female sport to be based on the participant’s sex assigned at birth. The bill from Republican Senate Majority Leader Shelley Hughes is the latest of its kind around the country that would bar transgender girls and women from girls and women's sports. Its prospects this year are unclear, with the session scheduled to end Wednesday. Bills pending at the end of this session are carried over to next year. Laura Carpenter, executive director of Identity, an Anchorage-based advocacy group for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, said the bill is discriminatory and “horrific.” “This is not about fairness in women’s sports,” Carpenter said. “This is an anti-transgender bill that does not value trans lives.” The president of the conservative Alaska Family Council, Jim Minnery, urged support for the bill, calling it a way to ensure that “basic fairness and opportunities for women aren’t sidelined by the demands of radical gender ideologues.” A request to speak with Hughes was left with the Senate majority press office. Hughes spoke about the issue on the Senate floor last month, when she proposed, but withdrew, an amendment to a pandemic emergency bill that dealt with transgender athletes. She said she wanted to use “this bully pulpit” to draw attention to an issue that she said she has had “more communication on” this year than the annual check Alaskans receive from the state's oil-wealth fund, a perennial hot-button. “Alaskans want Alaskans' values, American values to be sustained,” she said, noting later her plans to introduce a bill. The bill, introduced Wednesday, states that public schools or private schools that have teams that compete against public schools must designate school-sponsored athletic teams or sports as a male, men or boys team or sport; a female, women or girls team or sport; or a co-ed team or sport. It states that a student who participates in a team or sport designated for females, women or girls “must be female, based on the participant's biological sex.” A federal appeals court earlier this month heard arguments in a case involving an Idaho law that prohibits transgender students who identify as female from playing on female teams sponsored by public schools, colleges and universities. The law does not apply to men’s teams. Becky Bohrer, The Associated Press
NHS England said all surgeries must offer in-person reception services and appointments following concerns over remote access during the pandemic.