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INDIANAPOLIS — Drugmaker Eli Lilly says its COVID-19 antibody drug should no longer be given to patients alone because treatment combinations work better fighting some variants of the coronavirus. The company is asking U.S. regulators to revoke their emergency authorization for the use of bamlanivimab alone. Lilly announced Friday there are no new safety concerns with the drug, but the combination with another drug etesevimab fights more of the emerging COVID-19 variants in the U.S. Last November, bamlanivimab became the first antibody authorized for emergency use in the U.S. as a COVID-19 treatment. Antibodies are proteins that attach to a virus and block it from infecting cells. The combination of drugs also has received an emergency use authorization from federal regulators. The government has been supplying treatments to hospitals, and last month it stopped delivering bamlanivimab alone in favour of treatment combinations. ___ THE VIRUS OUTBREAK: — China’s success at controlling the coronavirus outbreak leaves its public reluctant to get vaccinated — Shortage of intubation drugs is the latest problem the pandemic has brought in Brazil — Louisiana is making a full-court press to get shots in arms, with creative outreach to make it easy to get vaccinated — Tokyo Olympic organizers again say postponed games will open in just 100 days despite Japan's virus surge — Follow AP’s pandemic coverage at https://apnews.com/hub/coronavirus-pandemic and https://apnews.com/hub/coronavirus-vaccine ___ HERE’S WHAT ELSE IS HAPPENING: BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she has received a first dose of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine. In a tweet sent by her spokesman, Merkel says she had received the vaccine Friday. “I thank everyone involved in the vaccination campaign - and everyone who has let themselves be vaccinated.” The long-time German leader added “vaccination is the key to overcoming the pandemic.” Authorities in Germany recently restricted use of the AstraZeneca vaccine to people age 60 and over, due to concerns about the risk of rare blood clots detected in some people who received the shots. ___ BANGKOK — Thailand announced new restrictions to slow its spread but didn’t institute any curfews or lockdowns. Thai health officials on Friday confirmed 1,582 new cases, raising the total number of confirmed cases to 39,038 and 97 confirmed deaths. Infections have been surging to record highs almost daily since early April. Most of the new cases involve the virus variant first found in Britain. New nationwide protective measures take effect nationwide Sunday for at least two weeks. They include restrictions on school, no gatherings of more than 50 people and closing of bars. Inter-provincial travel is not banned, though some provincial authorities have ordered testing of arrivals. Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha suggested harsher measures could cause economic hardships. ___ MADRID — Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez says he is “very hopeful” the country can come up with its own COVID-19 vaccine by the end of the year. Sánchez visited Spanish pharmaceutical company HIPRA, in northeastern Spain, which is developing a coronavirus vaccine candidate in partnership with the government. Sánchez says a new shot would still need to go through clinical trials, but he says for Spain it is “fundamental” to have its own response to the pandemic. Spain has ordered 87 million doses of other vaccines, which are to arrive by the end of September. ___ KYIV, Ukraine — Ukraine received its first 117,000 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine through the COVAX global vaccine sharing program on Friday. Under a contract between Kyiv and Pfizer, the country expects a shipment of 10 more million doses in May-June. Ukraine reported 17,479 new coronavirus cases on Friday. Ukraine’s chief health doctor, Victor Liashko, says immunization with the Pfizer shot will begin on Sunday in the Kyiv region and offered across the country on Monday. Residents and staff of Ukraine’s retirement homes will be the first in line to get the shot, then it will be offered to emergency officials and border guards. Ukraine started vaccinations in February after receiving 500,000 doses of the AstraZeneca shot from India. The immunization campaign has been hampered by widespread reluctance to take the vaccine, with only 432,817 people getting at least one shot so far. Kyiv has ordered 1.9 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine developed by the Chinese drug maker Sinovac Biotech. Struggling to contain the soaring infections, the Ukrainian authorities introduced lockdown restrictions in many of the country’s regions. Ukraine’s Health Minister Maksym Stepanov says the measures helped stabilize the situation. The former Soviet nation of 41 million has registered 1.9 million cases and more than 39,000 confirmed deaths. ___ DHAKA, Bangladesh — Bangladesh recorded 101 new deaths, the highest in a day, raising the nation’s confirmed death toll to 10,181. The country registered another 4,417 positive cases in the last 24 hours, raising the total cases to 711,779, according to the Ministry of Health Affairs, The new figures came amid reports that may hospitals in the capital, Dhaka, were overwhelmed with patients despite a nationwide lockdown. Officials say the number of deaths has increased in recent weeks as new strains of the virus were spreading quickly. They say the number of daily cases has increased seven-fold in a month while the number of deaths has doubled in recent weeks. Using the AstraZeneca vaccine from India’s Serum Institute, some 5.7 million people have been inoculated with the first dose while another 900,000 people have received the second dose. ___ GENEVA — The head of the World Health Organization said coronavirus cases are continuing to rise globally at “worrying” rates and noted that the number of new cases confirmed per week has nearly doubled during the past two months. At a press briefing on Friday, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the number of new cases “is approaching the highest rate of infection that we have seen so far in the pandemic.” Tedros said some countries that had been able to avoid widespread COVID-19 outbreaks are now seeing steep increases, citing Papua New Guinea as an example. “Until the beginning of this year, Papua New Guinea had reported less than 900 cases and nine deaths,” Tedros said. The noted. The country has now identified more than 9,000 cases and 83 deaths, half of which were reported in the last month. “Papua New Guinea is a perfect example of why vaccine equity is so important,” Tedros said, adding that the Pacific island nation has relied on vaccine donations from Australia and the U.N.-backed COVAX initiative. To date, COVAX has shipped about 40 million vaccines to more than 100 countries, or enough to protect about 0.25% of the world’s population. ___ NEW DELHI — The chief executive of India's Serum Institute, the world’s largest maker of vaccines and a critical supplier of the U.N.-backed COVAX initiative, asked U.S. President Joe Biden to lift an embargo on exporting the raw materials needed to makeCOVID-19 vaccines. Adar Poonawalla wrote to Biden on Twitter: “If we are to truly unite in beating this virus, on behalf of the vaccine industry outside the U.S., I humbly request you to lift the embargo of raw material exports out of the U.S. so that vaccine production can ramp up.” Poonawalla told the The Associated Press earlier that the unavailability of certain raw materials, such as the specific medium needed to grow microorganisms, was going to affect the Serum Institute’s production of a vaccine developed by American pharmaceutical company Novavax. The Serum Institute and Novavax have inked a deal to supply 1.1 billion doses of vaccine to COVAX. India on Friday confirmed over 200,000 new virus cases in 24 hours. Amid a surge that has overwhelmed hospitals and left unprepared authorities scrambling, the country has been trying to vaccinate enough people to slow the spread of the virus. To do so, India has paused vaccine exports to other nations. ___ MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte said it’s uncertain when the Philippines can get adequate COVID-19 vaccines while warning more people will die and “the worst of times” is yet to come. Duterte said his administration has done its best despite criticism and he could use emergency power, for example, to take over hotels if hospital room shortages worsen. But he said wealthy nations control the vaccine supply and other countries could hardly do anything but wait. “When will we have that stocks sufficient to vaccinate the people? I really do not know. Nobody knows,” Duterte said in a televised meeting Thursday night with key Cabinet members. “I think before it gets better, we’ll have to go to the worst of times.” “There’s no sufficient supply to inoculate the world. This will take a long time. I’m telling you many more will die here.” The Philippines has received more than 3 million doses of Sinovac and AstraZeneca vaccines, most of it donated by China and through the COVAX arrangement by the World Health Organization. At least 1.2 million people have been given initial doses. The government aims to purchase at least 148 million doses to inoculate about 70 million adult Filipinos but the plan has faced supply problems and delays. The vaccination delays have coincided with an alarming surge in coronavirus infections that the government has been scrambling to ease in the hard-hit capital and four outlying provinces. The Philippines has long been a coronavirus hotspot in Southeast Asia with more than 904,000 infections and 15,594 deaths. ___ COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Denmark is opening up faster than planned and allowing restaurants to serve patrons indoors starting Wednesday, providing they have been vaccinated against the coronavirus or can show negative test results. The limit on outdoor public gatherings will be raised to 50 from 10 on April 21. Soccer fans will be allowed to return to stadiums. A majority of Danish lawmakers agreed Friday on the reopening plan for next week. Health Minister Magnus Heunicke say, “It will shape our daily lives in a positive direction.” Denmark's coronavirus outbreak is largely under control. Hair salons and smaller shopping malls already have reopened. On Wednesday, people can go to larger shopping malls and department stores. ___ SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Gavin Newsom says nearly half of Californians eligible for vaccination have received at least one shot against the coronavirus. He is urging more residents to sign up for appointments and not let apprehension get in the way of getting protected against the illness. The nation’s most populous state on Thursday began vaccinating anyone age 16 and over regardless of occupation or health condition. The move comes as California and other states have seen vaccine supplies rise in recent weeks. But officials are working to address hesitancy, particularly in some of the communities hit hardest by the pandemic. ___ NEW YORK — New U.S. government data show the country had approximately 600,000 more deaths than usual during a 13-month span. The coronavirus was blamed for most of those deaths. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the estimate Thursday. It covers Jan. 26, 2020, to Feb. 27. The coronavirus was first detected in the U.S. in late January of last year. CDC researchers say the biggest spikes in the deaths occurred in early April, late July, and the very end of December. At least 75% of the deaths were directly tied to COVID-19, but the estimate includes deaths from all causes. This week, the CDC released provisional data through the end of September 2020 that suggested drug overdose deaths for the year were far exceeding tallies seen in any previous year. The CDC says more than 87,000 deaths were reported over a 12-month period. ___ The Associated Press
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WASHINGTON — It was one of the more tantalizing, yet unresolved, questions of the investigation into possible connections between Russia and Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign: Why was a business associate of campaign chairman Paul Manafort given internal polling data — and what did he do with it? A Treasury Department statement Thursday offered a potentially significant clue, asserting that Konstantin Kilimnik, a Russian and Ukrainian political consultant, had shared sensitive campaign and polling information with Russian intelligence services. Kilimnik has long been alleged by U.S. officials to have ties to Russian intelligence. But the statement in a broader Treasury Department sanctions announcement was perhaps the most direct link the U.S. government has ever drawn between the Trump campaign's inner workings and the Kremlin's intelligence services. The revelation was all the more startling because it went beyond any allegation made in either special counsel Robert Mueller's 2019 report or in an even more damning and detailed document released last year by the Senate Intelligence Committee. Both those investigations were unable to determine what Kilimnik did with the data and whether he shared it further. The issue resurfaced Thursday because Kilimnik was one of 32 people and entities sanctioned by the U.S. government for attempting to influence the 2020 election. Officials said Kilimnik sought to promote the bogus narrative that Ukraine, not Russia, had interfered in the 2016 election. Kilimnik was a key but mysterious figure in Mueller's investigation into potential co-ordination between Russia and the 2016 Trump campaign. A business associate of Manafort's who worked closely with him, even managing his firm's office in Kyiv, Kilimnik is mentioned by name more than 150 times in the Mueller report. He was indicted alongside Manafort on obstruction of justice allegations, but has not appeared in the U.S. to face those charges. The FBI has offered a reward of up to $250,000 for information leading to his arrest. A key episode examined by Mueller involved Manafort's decision to share campaign polling data with Kilimnik — something prosecutors say Manafort lied about when questioned. Investigators scrutinized a series of secretive encounters between the men, including in August 2016 at the Grand Havana Room in New York City. There, according to statements provided by Mueller, Manafort briefed Kilimnik on internal campaign data and messaging, and they discussed battleground states. The sharing of polling data was an eye-catching data point, especially since it left open the possibility that Russia could have exploited such inside information to target influence campaigns aimed at boosting Trump's election bid in 2016. But Mueller's team said it couldn't “reliably determine” Manafort's purpose in sharing it, nor assess what Kilimnik may have done with it — in part due to questions over Manafort's credibility. The Senate committee also could not resolve that question, though its report drew attention for its characterization of Kilimnik as a Russian intelligence officer. Kilimnik has denied that. It was not clear what new information, if any, led to the Treasury Department's assessment that Kilimnik had “provided the Russian Intelligence Services with sensitive information on polling and campaign strategy.” A Treasury Department spokesman did not return an email seeking comment. ____ Follow Eric Tucker on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/etuckerAP Eric Tucker, The Associated Press
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Covina, CA, April 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Global In-Vehicle Payments Market accounted for US$ 1.90 billion in 2019 and is estimated to be US$ 8.90 billion by 2029 and is anticipated to register a CAGR of 16.9%. Continuous advances in the connected vehicle technologies and IoT has led to the movement of mobile wallets to the dashboards as OEMs are now partnering with the card networks and various retailers to equip their vehicle offerings with in-vehicle payment technology. In-vehicle Payment enables the driver to pay for certain services and products without even having to get down from the car, which include payment for parking services, fuel, various drive-thru restaurants, and many others. In addition, tech giants such as Amazon and Google are bringing their popular voice assistants in vehicles, which further facilitates the driver to buy products while they are behind the wheels. 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Board of Directors Recommends that Shareholders Vote FOR the Arrangement MONTREAL, April 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- New Look Vision Group Inc. (“New Look Vision” or the “Company”) (TSX: BCI.TO) today announced that it has filed and is in the process of mailing the management information circular (the “Circular”) and related materials for the special meeting (the “Special Meeting”) of shareholders of New Look Vision (“Shareholders”) called to consider and, if deemed advisable, to adopt a special resolution (the “Arrangement Resolution”) approving the previously-announced statutory plan of arrangement under the Canada Business Corporations Act (the “Arrangement”) pursuant to which NL1 AcquireCo Inc., an entity created by a group composed of funds managed by FFL Partners, LLC, a San Francisco-based private equity firm, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec or one of its affiliates (“CDPQ”), and the Dr. H. Doug Barnes Family will acquire, for a purchase price of $50.00 in cash per share, all of the issued and outstanding Class A common shares of New Look Vision (the “Shares”), all as more particularly described in the Circular. Benefits of the Arrangement to New Look Vision’s Shareholders Significant Premium. The consideration offered to the Shareholders under the Arrangement represents a premium of approximately 26% to the closing price per Share on the TSX on March 18, 2021 (being the last trading day immediately prior to the announcement of the Arrangement) and a premium of approximately 37% to the 30-day volume-weighted average price per Share on the TSX for the period ending on March 18, 2021.Certainty of Value and Liquidity. The consideration offered to the Shareholders under the Arrangement is all cash, which allows Shareholders to immediately realize value for all of their investment and provides certainty of value and immediate liquidity. Additional information related to the benefits and related risks of the Arrangement are contained in the Circular. Board Recommendation The Board of Directors of New Look Vision (the “Board”) based in part on the unanimous recommendation of an independent committee of the Board (the “Special Committee”) and after receiving legal and financial advice, has determined that the Arrangement is in the best interests of New Look Vision and fair to the Shareholders (other than the Rollover Shareholders in respect of the Rollover Shares, as these terms are defined in the Circular, and CDPQ). The Board unanimously (with certain directors abstaining from voting) recommends that the Shareholders vote FOR the Arrangement Resolution. Meeting and Circular The Special Meeting is scheduled to be held as a virtual-only meeting conducted by live audio webcast at https://web.lumiagm.com/238565705 on May 14, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. (Montréal time). Shareholders will be able to participate and vote at the Special Meeting online regardless of their geographic location. Shareholders will not be able to attend the Special Meeting in person. Shareholders of record as of the close of business on April 9, 2021 are entitled to receive notice of, to participate in, and to vote at the Special Meeting. Shareholders are urged to vote well before the proxy deadline of 10:00 a.m. (Montréal time) on May 12, 2021. The Circular provides important information on the Arrangement and related matters, including the background of the Arrangement, the rationale for the recommendations made by the Special Committee and the Board, voting procedures and how to virtually attend the Special Meeting. Shareholders are urged to read the Circular and its appendices carefully and in their entirety. The Circular is being mailed to Shareholders in compliance with applicable Canadian securities laws and the interim order issued by the Québec Superior Court. The Circular is available on New Look Vision’s profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and on New Look Vision’s website at www.newlookvision.ca. Antoine Amiel (the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company), 8104107 Canada Inc. (a company controlled by Mr. Amiel), W. John Bennett (the Chairman of the Company), Benvest Holdings Limited and Bennett Church Hill Capital Inc. (both companies controlled by Mr. Bennett), representing in the aggregate approximately 36.20% of the issued and outstanding Shares, have entered into irrevocable Support and Voting Agreements pursuant to which each has agreed to vote in favour of the Arrangement Resolution. In addition, each of the other directors of the Company holding Shares and certain executive officers of the Company alongside certain Shareholders related to such directors and executive officers, representing in the aggregate approximately 4.20% of the issued and outstanding Shares, have entered into revocable Support and Voting Agreements pursuant to which each has agreed to vote in favour of the Arrangement Resolution. Shareholder Questions and Assistance Shareholders of New Look Vision who have questions or require assistance regarding the Special Meeting should contact Laurel Hill Advisory Group, New Look Vision’s proxy solicitation agent and shareholder communications advisor, at 1-877-452-7184 (toll-free within North America) or at 1-416-304-0211 (outside of North America) or by email at email@example.com. About New Look Vision New Look Vision is a leading provider of eye care products and services across Canada and has recently entered the United States market. The Company has retail sales of optical products which can be grouped into four principal categories: (i) prescription and non-prescription eyewear, (ii) contact lenses, (iii) sunglasses, protective eyewear and reading glasses, and (iv) accessories, such as cleaning products for eyeglasses and contact lenses. The Company’s network of stores totals 407 locations, operating mainly under the New Look Eyewear, Vogue Optical, Greiche & Scaff, Iris and Edward Beiner trade names. Certain prescription lenses are processed at the Company’s laboratory facility, located in Ville St-Laurent, Québec. For additional information please visit www.newlookvision.ca or consult our LinkedIn page. About FFL Partners Founded in 1997, FFL Partners is a San Francisco-based private equity firm with over US$4.5 billion under management. FFL pursues thematic investments in business services and healthcare services partnering with exceptional management teams where the firm’s high engagement operating model and extensive network can help accelerate growth and unlock value. Growing its businesses has provided over 75% of the value created by FFL for its investors. For additional information please visit www.fflpartners.com. About CDPQ At Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), we invest constructively to generate sustainable returns over the long term. As a global investment group managing funds for public retirement and insurance plans, we work alongside our partners to build enterprises that drive performance and progress. We are active in the major financial markets, private equity, infrastructure, real estate and private debt. As at December 31, 2020, CDPQ’s net assets total CA$365.5 billion. For more information, visit cdpq.com, follow us on Twitter or consult our Facebook or LinkedIn pages. Caution Regarding Forward-Looking Statements Certain statements made in this news release are forward-looking statements within the meaning of applicable securities laws, including, but not limited to, statements with respect to the timing of the Special Meeting, and other statements that are not material facts. Often, but not always, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “may”, “will”, “expect”, “believe”, “estimate”, “plan”, “could”, “should”, “would”, “outlook”, “forecast”, “anticipate”, “foresee”, “continue” or the negative of these terms or variations of them or similar terminology. Although the Company believes that the forward-looking statements in this news release are based on information and assumptions that are current, reasonable and complete, these statements are by their nature subject to a number of factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from management’s expectations and plans as set forth in such forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, the following factors, many of which are beyond the Company’s control and the effects of which can be difficult to predict: (a) the possibility that the proposed Arrangement will not be completed on the terms and conditions, or on the timing, currently contemplated, and that it may not be completed at all, due to a failure to obtain or satisfy, in a timely manner or otherwise, required shareholder, court and regulatory approvals and other conditions of closing necessary to complete the Arrangement or for other reasons; (b) risks related to tax matters; (c) the possibility of adverse reactions or changes in business relationships resulting from the announcement or completion of the Arrangement; (d) risks relating to the Company’s ability to retain and attract key personnel during the interim period; (e) the possibility of litigation relating to the Arrangement; (f) credit, market, currency, operational, liquidity and funding risks generally and relating specifically to the Arrangement, including changes in economic conditions, interest rates or tax rates; (g) business, operational and financial risks and uncertainties relating to the COVID-19 pandemic; and (h) other risks inherent to the Company’s business and/or factors beyond its control which could have a material adverse effect on the Company or the ability to consummate the Arrangement. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements and information contained in this news release. New Look Vision disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained herein, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law. For further information: New Look Vision+1 514 877 firstname.lastname@example.org FFL Partners+1 415 email@example.com CDPQ+1 514 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Los Angeles, California--(Newsfile Corp. - April 16, 2021) - The Schall Law Firm, a national shareholder rights litigation firm, reminds investors of a class action lawsuit against Jianpu Technology Inc. ("Jianpu" or "the Company") (NYSE: JT) for violations of §§10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Rule 10b-5 promulgated thereunder by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.Investors who purchased the Company's securities between May 29, 2018 and February 16, 2021, ...
NASHVILLE — The 2021 Academy of Country Music Awards will host a very special crowd who will finally get to see live music performances again. A small group of vaccinated medical workers will be in the audience for this year's show, airing on Sunday on CBS from multiple venues in Nashville, Tennessee. For hosts Keith Urban and Mickey Guyton, there's no one more deserving of a special seat in the house than the healthcare heroes during the COVID-19 pandemic. “My sister is a nurse and she worked with COVID patients," said Guyton. “And so I’ve heard firsthand a lot of what she’s had to go through. And it’s just really cool to be able to perform for them because they have been our army for the last year.” “There’s also something very calming, knowing that the audience is full of doctors and nurses," said Urban. When asked if the medical workers could turn the ACM set into a pop-up vaccination clinic, the two joked that it might be a good idea. “I've got mine,” Urban said, referring to his COVID-19 vaccination. Guyton said she got her first vaccine dose. “Maybe I’ll be like, ‘Just give me a little Moderna right there,’” she said, patting her arm. Even though this is their first year co-hosting together, Guyton and Urban have good chemistry. Their collaborative performance on last year's ACM Awards show in September, where they sang Guyton's “Black Like Me,” got the attention of the show's organizers. In the days leading up to the show, the pair joked about co-ordinating their awards show fashion themes. “We're really trying to give Diana Ross vibes,” said Guyton. “There's feathers. There's colours. There's shine." “Does that make me the Supremes?” Urban responded. “I can get you some lace-front wigs and then you're a part of it,” Guyton said. “I like it,” Urban added. Guyton has achieved a number of firsts in the last year, becoming the first Black solo woman to be nominated for a Grammy in the country category for “Black Like Me” and the first Black woman to host the ACM Awards. “Yes, I’m a trailblazer, but I’m also a door opener and I will hold that door open for other artists like me or not like me," she said. “I’m grateful and I take this responsibility very seriously.” Leading nominees include Maren Morris, Chris Stapleton and Luke Combs; the latter two are vying for entertainer of the year alongside Eric Church, Luke Bryan and Thomas Rhett, who won the honour in a tie last year with Carrie Underwood. Some artists are already winners in pre-announced categories. Jimmie Allen was voted new male artist of the year and Gabby Barrett, who has dominated both the pop and country charts with “I Hope," was awarded new female artist of the year. Kane Brown won video of the year for his song “Worldwide Beautiful,” and Carly Pearce and Lee Brice won music event of the year for their duet “I Hope You're Happy Now.” Performers include Miranda Lambert with Elle King, Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson, Blake Shelton, Morris with her husband Ryan Hurd and Underwood with CeCe Winans. ______ Online: https://www.acmcountry.com/ Kristin M. Hall, The Associated Press
"It happened by accident, and when it did, I was like, OK, wow, this is what I am meant to do," said Corie Mattie of her optimism-spreading work.
New York, New York--(Newsfile Corp. - April 16, 2021) - The securities litigation law firm of The Gross Law Firm issues the following notice on behalf of shareholders of Lordstown Motors Corp (NASDAQ: RIDE).Shareholders who purchased shares of RIDE during the class period listed are encouraged to contact the firm regarding possible Lead Plaintiff appointment. Appointment as Lead Plaintiff is not required to partake in any recovery.CONTACT US HERE:https://securitiesclasslaw.com/securities/lordstown-motors-corp-loss-submission-form/?id=14783&from=5CLASS PERIOD: August 3, 2020 to ...
Increasing use of cans for packaging in food & beverage industry is enabling tinplate packaging sales NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / April 16, 2021 / Award winning market research company Fact.MR's report on global tinplate packaging market presents a moderate growth outlook through 2021 and beyond.