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Glancy Prongay & Murray LLP ("GPM"), announces that it has filed a class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York captioned Owens v. LifeMD, Inc., et al., (Case No. 1:21-cv-03384) on behalf of persons and entities that purchased or otherwise acquired LifeMD, Inc. ("LifeMD" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: LFMD) securities between January 19, 2021 and April 13, 2021, inclusive (the "Class Period"). Plaintiff pursues claims under Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Exchange Act").
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ReutersA Manhattan federal judge has refused to dismiss charges against Ghislaine Maxwell, who is accused of grooming underage girls for sex-trafficker Jeffrey Epstein.On Friday, Judge Alison Nathan denied the British socialite’s various motions to toss the original indictment against her. Nathan also ruled that Epstein’s 2008 non-prosecution agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Miami—which shielded him and his alleged co-conspirators from federal charges—does not apply to Maxwell.“No evidence suggests anyone promised Epstein that the NPA would bar the prosecution of his co-conspirators in other districts. Absent such a promise, it does not matter who did or did not approve it,” Alison wrote in her order.Nathan did, however, grant Maxwell’s request for a separate trial for the perjury charges she faces in connection to the sex-trafficking investigation.New Underage Victim Accuses Ghislaine Maxwell of AbuseThe feds arrested Maxwell in July 2020 after a grand jury indicted her on multiple counts, including enticing a minor to travel to engage in illegal sex acts and conspiracy to transport a minor with the intent to engage in criminal sexual activity.According to the indictment, Maxwell recruited and groomed three minor girls for Epstein between 1994 and 1997 and enticed them to travel to his mansions in New York, New Mexico and Florida, as well as her London townhouse.Maxwell, 59, also faces two counts of perjury in connection to a 2016 deposition in a defamation suit filed by Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who claims Maxwell and Epstein kept her as their “sex slave” and sent her to their powerful friends to be abused.Trying the perjury and sex-trafficking related charges together “would risk an unfair trial on each set of counts,” Nathan ruled, adding that the jury could be exposed to “unrelated allegations of sexual abuse” which “might otherwise not be admissable.”“In particular, a joint trial would potentially expose the jury to a wider swath of information regarding civil litigation against Epstein that is remote from Maxwell’s charged conduct. This presents a significant risk that the jury will cumulate the evidence of the various crimes charged and find guilt when, if considered separately, it would not do so,” she added.Meanwhile, Nathan dismissed other arguments from Maxwell’s lawyers, who claimed the government delayed charging her and damaged her ability to defend herself, and that the media attention had compromised her right to a fair trial. “Maxwell contends that lengthy public interest in this case has transformed her reputation from that of Epstein’s friend to a co-conspirator. And she also alleges—without evidence—that her accusers fabricated their stories based on media allegations,” Nathan wrote. “The Court will not dismiss the indictment on Maxwell’s bare assertion that numerous witnesses are engaged in a perjurious conspiracy against her.”Last month, federal prosecutors added a fourth minor victim to their case and two new sex-trafficking charges against the heiress. Now faced with a second superseding indictment, Maxwell’s lawyers have requested her July trial be rescheduled for next year.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
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"With the number of hospitalizations and admissions to intensive care units (ICUs) rising sharply, Ontario hospitals are doing everything they can to redeploy personnel and resources to save lives. Hospitals continue to operate in a state of emergency, and the Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) is asking for patience and the full support of the people of Ontario in the difficult weeks that lie ahead.
Felix Silla, the actor best known for playing Cousin Itt on “The Addams Family,” has died at the age of 84. The news was announced on Friday by actor Gil Gerard, who co-starred with Silla on NBC’s “Buck Rogers in the 25th Century” in 1979. “Felix died just a few hours ago and the only good I can draw from his passing is that he didn’t suffer any longer,” Gerard wrote. “I will miss him terribly, especially the great time we had at our panels. Just him telling me to go ‘ f ‘ myself.” Silla recurred on ABC’s “The Addams Family” as the hirsute Cousin Itt for much of the show’s original run from 1964 to 1966. In a 2014 Los Angeles Times profile, Silla reflected on the character, who was created specifically for the show. Also Read: Helen McCrory, 'Peaky Blinders' and 'Harry Potter' Actress, Dies at 52 “A producer dreamed it up in some nightmare,” he said, adding that the original costume was made of real human hair. “It was hot and heavy. Like wearing a brick.” According to his website, Silla was born in a small village outside of Rome and was trained as a circus performer. He moved to the United States in 1955 and toured with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus as a bareback rider, trapeze artist and tumbler. He later relocated to Hollywood and began work as a stuntman. Silla’s other credits include “A Ticklish Affair,” the original “Star Trek” pilot, 1968’s “Planet of the Apes” and “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.” Read original story Felix Silla, Cousin Itt From ‘The Addams Family,’ Dies at 84 At TheWrap
The new documentary “Gunda” is a narrator-free look at the everyday life of a mother pig, two cows and a one-legged chicken. Filmmaker Victor Kossakovsky takes audiences down to animal eye-level, giving audiences a unique look to experience this world from the animal’s point of view. He shot in black and white, with tightly-focused shots […]
Freshlocal Solutions Inc. (TSXV: RHV.P) ("Freshlocal Solutions" or the "Company") (formerly "Rainy Hollow Ventures Inc.") is pleased to announce that it completed today its qualifying transaction (the "Transaction") pursuant to Policy 2.4 - Capital Pool Companies of the TSX Venture Exchange (the "TSXV"), which consisted of a reverse take-over of the Company by Sustainable Produce Urban Delivery Inc. ("SPUD") by way of a statutory plan of arrangement in accordance with the previously announced arrangement agreement dated December 21, 2020, as amended on March 9, 2021, between the Company and SPUD.
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An "unthinkable" number of deaths could be in store for Ontarians if strict public health measures are not implemented and followed, according to critical care physician Dr. Kali Barrett. Her predictions follow new modelling presented by the province's COVID-19 science advisory table on Friday which, in a sobering update, said the pace of vaccinations alone is not enough to contain increasing transmission of the coronavirus and that it could take until the end of June to see case counts drastically drop. The latest projections say Ontario could see more than 10,000 new cases per day by late May, and 15,000 by late June. "It's catastrophic," Barrett, a member of the science advisory table secretariat, said of the modelling. Barrett says keeping Ontarians safe includes public health measures like stay-at-home orders, keeping schools closed while cases are high, masking orders and not forcing people to go to work who don't need to. The provincial government on Friday extended its stay-at-home order to a minimum of six weeks, stepped up enforcement powers for police and said it would set up checkpoints along the borders with Manitoba and Quebec, among other measures. But, contrary to the repeated recommendation of the science advisory table, Premier Doug Ford stopped short of instituting paid sick days. The table also called for doubling down on vaccinations in the highest-risk communities, limiting what businesses are allowed to stay open, and making essential workplaces safer. Barrett says the health-care system could face the triage scenario in the coming weeks — physicians having to make choices about how to use their resources based on patients' overall health and probability of survival. If two critically ill patients entered a hospital where the ICU could accommodate just one, a group of independent clinicians would assess who would be most likely to benefit from the bed and survive after admission, she said in an interview on CBC's News Network. This would be based on factors like the patient's past medical history and how sick they are at the time. The other person would be offered full medical care, but not critical care. If their condition worsened, they would be offered palliative care. It has been described as a worst-case scenario by other experts. "It would mean that there would be people who would die, who otherwise would have survived, or would have had a higher likelihood of surviving, if they would have gone to critical care," she said. "The moral distress this will create for my colleagues and my profession as a whole — people will quit, people will leave." Barrett says 1,372 people been admitted to ICUs in Ontario hospitals since March. She says if the numbers don't improve, "the number of lives that will be lost and the number of people who will lose loved ones is going to be unthinkable." "If there was ever a time for us to really adhere to public health measures … this is the time," Barrett said. Affecting most vulnerable Barrett says essential workers, racialized people and those living in multi-generational homes are among those most affected by COVID-19. She spoke of one patient, whom she treated this week, who was desperate to leave the hospital despite being on oxygen. That was because his wife, mother-in-law and six-year-old child all had COVID-19 at home and he worried for his wife's ability to take care of everyone, including herself. "It is affecting the most vulnerable in our society. It is infecting those with the least social capital … those with the least amount of representation in cabinet and in government, and it's completely unmasked the inequities in our society," she said, visibly upset.
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Prosecutors overseeing a grand jury investigation into the death of Daniel Prude last year in Rochester, New York, undercut the case for criminal charges with testimony from a medical expert who said three police officers who held Prude to the ground until he stopped breathing didn’t do anything wrong. Dr. Gary Vilke told the grand jury that Prude, a 41-year-old Black man, died of a heart attack caused by the medical phenomenon known as excited delirium. He said the officers' actions, which included placing a hood over Prude's head, had no impact on his breathing, according to transcripts of the proceedings made public Friday. A medical examiner ruled Prude’s death a homicide due to asphyxiation from a physical restraint, with use of the drug PCP as a factor. There is no universally accepted definition of excited delirium and researchers have said it's not well understood. Vilke, a University of California, San Diego professor who routinely testifies on behalf of police, said that restraining Prude during the encounter in the early hours of March 23, 2020 may have been best for his safety given his condition. Asked by a grand juror if anything could have been done better, Vilke responded: “I wouldn’t do anything differently.” The grand jury ultimately rejected criminally negligent homicide charges against the three officers by a 15-5 vote, the transcripts show. Prosecutors from the state attorney general’s office sought no other charges. They told grand jurors that they could choose not to indict if they believed the use of force was justified. Five jurors indicated they would have voted to indict at least one of the officers. “You are not an arm of the prosecution and you are to draw no conclusions about, quote, unquote, we think, feel or anything else," Jennifer Sommers, the deputy chief of Special Investigations, instructed the grand jury, according to the transcripts. "You are an independent body.” The grand jury’s decision not to indict the officers was announced at the time it was made in February, but the transcripts of nine days of testimony from witnesses — including Prude’s brother, police officers and experts — offer a rare window into a process of accountability normally kept under wraps. New York Attorney General Letitia James had said, in announcing the grand jury's decision, that the state had put on the best case it could that the officers should be prosecuted. Her office defended its use of Vilke as an expert Friday, saying it promised an independent investigation into Prude’s death without a predetermined outcome. The release of grand jury materials comes at a sensitive time for the issue of race in policing. Testimony is ending in the trial of former Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin in the killing of George Floyd. And on Thursday, body camera video was released that showed a Chicago police officer fatally shoot 13-year-old Adam Toledo last month after he appeared to drop a handgun and begin raising his hands. Prude encountered police hours after he was released from a hospital following a mental health arrest. He ran naked from his brother’s home and was seen bashing store windows. Prude’s brother, Joe, testified that he warned an officer responding to his home, “Don't kill my brother.” Prude’s death went largely unnoticed until September, when his family released body camera video of the encounter obtained through a public records request. Emails later made public by the city showed police commanders urged city officials to hold off on releasing the footage. The video showed Prude handcuffed and naked with a spit hood over his head as one officer pushed his face against the ground and another officer pressed a knee to his back. The officers held Prude down for about two minutes until he stopped breathing. He was taken off life support a week later. Vilke told the grand jury that drug use and mental illness contribute to excited delirium, which can make people vulnerable to cardiac arrest. He said he didn't think the spit hood was a factor or that the officers obstructed Prude's breathing. “So, all those things allow me to be able to be comfortable saying my opinion is that none of the officers, their impact, individually or collectively, would have caused or contributed to that cardiac arrest," Vilke said. "And, to go even one step further, if he had been allowed to get up and run around ... that would actually be more detrimental than being held down.” An officer testified that police used the hood because Prude was spitting and they were wary of being sickened in the early days of the pandemic. “I don’t know if you guys remember exactly about the coronavirus, how we felt, but it was almost hysteria in the country," the unidentified officer told the grand jury. At one point, prosecutor Michael Smith drew grand jurors’ attention to a 2015 training bulletin that explained to officers that “positional asphyxia may occur when the position of the person’s body interferes with respiration, resulting in serious injury or death” and that the risk of such asphyxia “can increase when the person is restrained in a prone position.” The footage of Prude's arrest and restraint sparked nightly protests in Rochester, a rust-belt city on the shore of Lake Ontario which was roiled recently by body camera footage of white officers using pepper spray on a 9-year-old Black girl handcuffed in the back of a squad car. James, whose office investigates police shootings, secured a judge’s permission to make the usually secret material public, citing a desire for transparency in Prude's case. The transcripts were released after a review that involving blacking out the names of witnesses. The officers involved in Prude’s restraint remain suspended pending the outcome of an internal investigation. Matthew Rich, a lawyer for four officers who responded but weren’t involved in Prude’s restraint, questioned the closed-door process that paved the way for the transcripts being released. Despite that, he wrote in a letter to the judge last month that he and his clients “have nothing to hide.” Lawyers representing Prude’s brother said they were still reading the documents and not ready to comment. One Prude grand juror praised the prosecution team's “amazing work.” “If it wasn’t for everything that you presented to us, I don’t think anybody would have come up with a decision. You worked very hard and I’m sure nobody took it lightly," the juror said. "It was a very serious case. It’s horrible what happened to him.” ___ Associated Press reporters Larry Neumeister, Thalia Beaty, Jennifer Peltz and Jim Mustian in New York; Carolyn Thompson in Buffalo and Michael Hill in Albany contributed to this report. ___ Follow Michael Sisak on Twitter at twitter.com/mikesisak Michael R. Sisak, The Associated Press
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