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In a statement, the Syrian Foreign Ministry said it condemned in the strongest terms the report issued Monday by the Netherlands-based Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. It was the second time the OPCW’s Investigation and Identification Team has concluded that Syrian government armed forces likely were responsible for a gas attack.
ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday accused Italian Premier Mario Draghi of “tactlessness” and “rudeness,” for referring to him as a “dictator.” Addressing a group of youths, the Turkish president, who has won several elections, also noted that Draghi was appointed as prime minister, not elected, and said the Italian premier’s remarks would undermine Turkish-Italian ties. “First of all, the statement by the Italian prime minister is total tactlessness, it is total rudeness,” Erdogan said. “By making this statement, the man called Draghi has unfortunately brought down the axe on our relationship right at a time we hoped Turkish-Italian relations would reach a good place.” “You were appointed anyway, you’re not someone who was elected,” he added, referring to Draghi. “We’ll continue on our path of serving our nation with the strength we get from our people, with the will our people gave us.” Draghi made the undiplomatic remark last week when he was asked to comment on a perceived seating snub involving Erdogan and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, who was left without a chair during a meeting in Ankara. Von der Leyen and European Council President Charles Michel travelled to Ankara for talks on Turkey-EU relations. Only two chairs were set out in front of the EU and Turkish flags for the three leaders. Turkey strongly rejected the allegation that von der Leyen was snubbed and insisted it followed the EU’s own protocols in making the seating arrangements. Senior Turkish government officials rallied around Erdogan, and a presidential spokesman demanded that Draghi retract his words. Meanwhile, the Italian ambassador to Turkey was summoned to the foreign ministry in protest. In an apparent reference to Italy’s former fascist leader, Benito Mussolini, Erdogan also said: “First of all in order to use this expression against Tayyip Erdogan you need to first and foremost be aware of your own history. But we see that you’re not aware of it.” Draghi, the highly respected former European Central Bank head, took office as premier in February after the preceding government collapsed in a political squabble and the Italian president asked him to try to form a new coalition. Draghi’s government then won, by a wide margin, the required confirmation votes of confidence in Parliament. The Associated Press
WINNIPEG — A Manitoba public servant has lost an interim appointment after travelling to the United States to referee mixed martial arts fights. The move, first reported by the CBC, comes after Jerin Valel officiated with the Ultimate Fighting Championship in Las Vegas in late February and March. Valel has long served as a UFC referee and has also worked as a director of technology transformation for the Manitoba government. In February, Valel was named assistant deputy minister of transformation in the Department of Families, to fill in for someone else. The government says that appointment has been revoked and Valel is back at his former job. Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister issued a directive to political staff and other appointees in early February to avoid leisure travel or face possible termination. "This individual's travel to the United States should not have continued after the directive regarding non-essential travel for Government of Manitoba employees was issued," Blake Robert, media relations director for the Progressive Conservative cabinet, wrote in an email Wednesday. Robert did not refer to Valel by name, but said that while the employee had followed health protocols, the trip was "contrary to the intent of the province’s travel directive." Pallister was not aware of the travel beforehand, Robert added, although he would not say whether the employee had received approval from others in government. "As this is a human resources issue and in order to respect employee confidentiality, no further comment may be provided," Robert wrote. Attempts by The Canadian Press to reach Valel on Wednesday were unsuccessful. This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 14, 2021 The Canadian Press
“There is a significant misconception that the gender-affirming treatment is permanent surgery, and that’s not the case,” says one expert regarding a crop of harmful and misleading anti-trans bills being advanced in states around the country.
RADNOR, Pa., April 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The law firm of Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP reminds investors of MultiPlan Corporation (NYSE: MPLN; MPLN.WS) (“MultiPlan”) f/k/a Churchill Capital Corp. III (“Churchill III”) that a securities fraud class action lawsuit has been filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York on behalf of: (1) those who purchased or acquired MultiPlan securities between July 12, 2020 and November 10, 2020, inclusive (the “Class Period”); and (2) all holders of Churchill Capital Corp. III (“Churchill III”) Class A common stock entitled to vote on Churchill III’s merger with and acquisition of Polaris Parent Corp. and its consolidated subsidiaries consummated in October 2020 (the “Merger”). Lead Plaintiff Deadline: April 26, 2021 Website:https://www.ktmc.com/multiplan-corp-securities-class-action-lawsuit?utm_source=PR&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=multiplan Contact:James Maro, Esq. (484) 270-1453 Adrienne Bell, Esq. (484) 270-1435 Toll free (844) 887-9500 Churchill III was formed in October 2019 as a special purpose acquisition vehicle. On February 14, 2020, Churchill III completed its initial public offering, selling 110 million ownership units to investors for gross proceeds of $1.1 billion (the “IPO”). Pursuant to the IPO prospectus, Churchill III was required to acquire a target business with an aggregate fair market value of at least 80% of the assets held in trust from the IPO proceeds and to do so within two years of the IPO. The complaint alleges that on November 11, 2020, one month after the close of the Merger, Muddy Waters published a report on Churchill III titled “MultiPlan: Private Equity Necrophilia Meets The Great 2020 Money Grab”, which was based on extensive non-public sources such as interviews with former MultiPlan executives and other industry experts, as well as proprietary analysis. The report revealed, in part, that: (1) MultiPlan was in the process of losing its largest client, UnitedHealthcare, which was estimated to cost Churchill III up to 35% of its revenues and 80% of its levered free cash flow within two years; (2) MultiPlan was in significant financial decline because of its fundamentally flawed business model, which profited from excessively high healthcare costs; (3) UnitedHealthcare had purportedly launched a competitor, Naviguard, to reduce its business with MultiPlan and bring the over-priced and conflicted services offered by MultiPlan inhouse; and (4) MultiPlan had suffered from material, undisclosed pricing pressures that had caused it to slash the “take rate” it charged customers in half in some instances and falsely characterized revenue declines as “idiosyncratic” when in fact they were due to sustained, negative pricing trends afflicting MultiPlan’s business. Following this news, the price of Churchill III’s securities declined. By November 12, 2020, the price of Churchill III’s Class A common stock fell to a low of just $6.12 per share, nearly 40% below the price at which shareholders could have redeemed their shares at the time of the shareholder vote on the Merger. MultiPlan investors may, no later than April 26, 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)email@example.com
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Babar hit 122, his first T20 international century, as Pakistan chased down a challenging target of 204 with two overs to spare.
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Naples, Florida, April 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NCH Healthcare System announced its new president of the NCH Heart Institute, Dr. Robert J. Cubeddu. He is a world-renowned cardiologist with an impressive background, so we are proud that he will be joining NCH Healthcare System in Naples, Florida, to further tranform its cardiovascular services into a premier destination center for South Florida and beyond. Please read the attached press release and reach out for additional information. For more information, contact Amanda Lucey at firstname.lastname@example.org. Attachments NCH Announces Dr. Robert Cubeddu as President of the NCH Heart Institute - Florida NCH_Stacked_Full Color CONTACT: Amanda Lucey NCH Healthcare System 6785916357 email@example.com