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Pinnacle Financial Partners, Inc. (Nasdaq/NGS: PNFP) reported net income per diluted common share of $1.61 for the quarter ended March 31, 2021, compared to net income per diluted common share of $0.37 for the quarter ended March 31, 2020, an increase of approximately 335 percent. Excluding other real estate (ORE) expense for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and ORE expense and gains and losses on the sale of investment securities for the three months ended March 31, 2020, net income per diluted common share was $1.61 for the three months ended March 31, 2021, compared to $0.39 for the three months ended March 31, 2020, a year-over-year increase of nearly 313 percent.
Those counties accuse Johnson & Johnson, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd, Endo International Plc and AbbVie's Allergan unit of fueling a drug crisis that according to the U.S. government resulted in nearly 500,000 opioid overdose deaths over two decades. The plaintiffs - the populous Santa Clara, Los Angeles and Orange counties and the city of Oakland - say the drugmakers should have to pay more than $50 billion to cover the costs of abating the public nuisance they created, plus penalties.
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OTTAWA — The first federal budget in more than two years extends Ottawa’s COVID-19 "lifeline" for those still struggling after a difficult year — including aid for laid-off workers — another few months as it aims to pull Canada through the pandemic once and for all. Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland’s first crack at a budget plan is also widely viewed as a pre-election platform. There is more than $100 billion in new spending over the next three years targeting a wide variety of voters. There are promises for seniors and their caregivers, working parents, students and business owners. "This budget is about finishing the fight against COVID," Freeland said Monday in her speech in the House of Commons. "It's about healing the economic wounds left by the COVID recession. And it's about creating more jobs and prosperity for Canadians in the days and decades to come." Freeland is also looking ahead to the post-pandemic Canada the Liberals want to see, one that has $10-a-day childcare, the ability to produce its own vaccines, national standards for long-term care homes and small- and medium-sized businesses equipped with the workers and technology they need to survive. Canada’s net debt is now over $1 trillion for the first time ever, after a $354 billion deficit for the pandemic year just over. It is expected to keep climbing with deficits of nearly $155 billion this year, and $60 billion in 2022-23. That is driven in part by $101.4 billion in new spending over the next three years, including costs to maintain federal wage and rent subsidies and employment benefits until September, rather than cutting them off in June. The raging third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic has prompted many parts of the country to revive or renew restrictions. Geneviève Tellier, a political scientist at the University of Ottawa, said the budget is a bit more clearly an election plan than she expected. "If you are elderly, if you are a student, if you are a worker that has lost your job, if you are a worker that has a job, if you are a small-business owner, there's something probably for you with that budget," she said. "So in that sense, it's very 'electoraliste,' as we say in French." The budget's marquee entry is what Freeland calls a "generational investment" in child care, a $30-billion spend over five years that will first try to cut fees for regulated child care spaces in half by the end of 2022, aiming for them to be $10 a day within five years. The program will have a long-term annual cost of almost $9 billion. It also seeks to address some of Canada's biggest nightmares of the pandemic, namely vaccine production and long-term care. Freeland is proposing to invest another $2.2 billion in life sciences and vaccine manufacturing over the next seven years, and $3 billion over five years to help the provinces implement national standards in long-term care. The Liberal government is waiving interest payments on federal student loans for another year, expanding sick leave benefits under employment insurance, and boosting the tax credit for low-income workers. Tellier said that last tax credit is the closest the Liberals have come to a guaranteed livable income. The Liberals are also offering some aid for small- and medium-sized businesses to invest in new technology and hire young people trained in how to implement it. There is also the promise of a greener, cleaner Canada, with a promise of more than $17 billion in climate change programs, much of it in the form of incentives to encourage heavy industry to curb their emissions and grow Canada's clean technology sector. All of it comes with a pandemic-sized asterisk that things could still change drastically if vaccine supplies are delayed or they prove not to work that well against emerging variants of the virus. The budget includes alternative scenarios that show where the fiscal picture might go if the worst-case scenarios of the pandemic play out. Those risks seem even more real as the country is battling the worst wave of the pandemic yet with record hospitalizations and patients in critical care, and doctors and nurses warning repeatedly of a health-care system on the brink of collapse. Freeland acknowledged the weight the pandemic continues to bear on Canadians. "We are all tired, and frustrated, and even afraid,” she said. "But we will get through this." Whether Canada gets through it without a federal election is the next question to be asked. Opposition parties all rejected the idea of going to the polls for now but NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh seems to be the one under the greatest pressure. Singh said earlier this year he would support the government because a pandemic election is in nobody's best interest, and maintained that stance Monday. "We are not going to make an irresponsible decision," he said. Singh's biggest criticism of the budget was the lack of any new taxes to go after the "ultra rich," corporations and elite business owners who have made millions of dollars while millions of Canadians suffered. The closest the budget got to Singh's request is a tax on luxury purchases. Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole and Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet both presented amendments they intend to demand to garner their support. For O'Toole it was an overhaul of the planned child-care program, and Blanchet wants more money for provincial health transfers and additional aid for seniors. Both also said Singh had taken any pressure off them to vote for the budget to avoid an election. This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 19, 2021. Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version incorrectly reported that the budget contained $100 million in spending over next three years.
Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - April 19, 2021) - This news release is issued by I-Pulse Inc. ("I-Pulse") pursuant to the early warning requirements of Canada's National Instrument 62-103 with respect to common shares and warrants of Cordoba Minerals Corp. ("Cordoba").On April 12, 2021, I-Pulse's affiliate, High Power Exploration Inc. ("HPX") exercised warrants to acquire 1,288,830 Cordoba common shares at a price of $1.275 per common share. Upon its exercise of warrants and acquisition ...
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 19, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Monument Mining Limited (TSX-V: MMY and FSE: D7Q1) “Monument” or the “Company” is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Hugh Bresser to Chief Managing Geologist. “I am very pleased to have Hugh Bresser join us as Chief Managing Geologist at this very critical time when we completed the restructure of our mineral asset portfolio and committed to developing Murchison towards being a cornerstone project,” remarks Cathy Zhai, President & CEO of Monument Mining, “I believe his enthusiasm in gold discovery, extensive experience in mineral asset development and determination to lead the team building high performance will make a significant difference in the progress of our Murchison project.” Mr. Bresser has built a 30-year career in the minerals industry focused on exploration, identification, acquisition and development of economic ore deposits, utilizing conventional and unconventional targeting and exploration strategies in combination with a commercial understanding of minerals economics and the resource industry cycle in Australia, North and South America, Asia and Europe. His work experience ranging from junior, mid-cap miners and majors provides a strength and depth of understanding of risk and capital management, including South 32 Ltd, Pancontinental Mining Ltd., P.T. Billiton Indonesia, Billiton Exploration Australia Pty. Ltd., and various roles at BHP. He also was the managing director at Overland Resources Limited and the principal consulting geologist at Milagro Ventures Pty. Ltd. Mr. Bresser holds professional memberships and affiliations in MAusIMM, MAIG, MSEG, MGSA, graduated from James Cook University with a BSc. honors degree in Metalliferous and Economic Geology in North Queensland and holds an MBA from Mt Eliza Business School in Melbourne, Australia. About Monument Monument Mining Limited (TSX-V:MMY, FSE:D7Q1) is an established Canadian gold producer that owns and operates the Selinsing Gold Mine in Malaysia. Its experienced management team is committed to growth and is also advancing the Murchison Gold Projects comprising Burnakura, Gabanintha and Tuckanarra (20% interest) in the Murchison area of Western Australia. The Company employs approximately 200 people in both regions and is committed to the highest standards of environmental management, social responsibility, and health and safety for its employees and neighboring communities. Cathy Zhai, President and CEOMonument Mining LimitedSuite 1580 -1100 Melville Street Vancouver, BC V6E 4A6 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION visit the company web site at www.monumentmining.com or contact: Richard Cushing, MMY Vancouver T: +1-604-638-1661 x102 email@example.com "Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release." Forward-Looking Statement This news release includes statements containing forward-looking information about Monument, its business and future plans (“forward-looking statements”). Forward-looking statements are statements that involve expectations, plans, objectives or future events that are not historical facts and include the Company’s plans with respect to its mineral projects and the timing and results of proposed programs and events referred to in this news release. Generally, forward-looking information can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "plans", "expects" or "does not expect", "is expected", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates" or "does not anticipate", or "believes", or variations of such words and phrases or state that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will be taken", "occur" or "be achieved". The forward-looking statements in this news release are subject to various risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results or achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. These risks and certain other factors include, without limitation: risks related to general business, economic, competitive, geopolitical and social uncertainties; uncertainties regarding the results of current exploration activities; uncertainties in the progress and timing of development activities; foreign operations risks; other risks inherent in the mining industry and other risks described in the management discussion and analysis of the Company and the technical reports on the Company’s projects, all of which are available under the profile of the Company on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Material factors and assumptions used to develop forward-looking statements in this news release include: expectations regarding the estimated cash cost per ounce of gold production and the estimated cash flows which may be generated from the operations, general economic factors and other factors that may be beyond the control of Monument; assumptions and expectations regarding the results of exploration on the Company’s projects; assumptions regarding the future price of gold of other minerals; the timing and amount of estimated future production; the expected timing and results of development and exploration activities; costs of future activities; capital and operating expenditures; success of exploration activities; mining or processing issues; exchange rates; and all of the factors and assumptions described in the management discussion and analysis of the Company and the technical reports on the Company’s projects, all of which are available under the profile of the Company on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements, except in accordance with applicable securities laws.
OTTAWA — The federal Liberals are betting that billions more in debt will pay for itself with the economic growth fuelled by helping thousands of workers find jobs and small businesses adapt to shifting consumer behaviour. The government’s budget estimates its plan will create or maintain some 330,000 jobs next year and add about two percentage points to economic growth, part of a boost from $101.4 billion in new spending over three years. The largest contributor is almost $30 billion over five years to drive down fees in licensed daycares with the goal of reaching $10 a day by 2026. That money is on top of already planned child-care spending. There is also more money for broadband infrastructure and $7 billion in cash, financing and advice to help companies adopt and invest in new technologies, which is intended to address ongoing concerns about the country's productivity gap. All that extra spending will send the deficit to $154.7 billion this fiscal year, one year after a record-smashing $354.2 billion deficit induced by the pandemic that sent the national debt above $1 trillion. The Liberals plan to keep open the taps of emergency aid until at least the fall as the labour market and businesses continue to struggle under the weight of COVID-19. Speaking to reporters, Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland said the spending plan, while costly, was a worthy one to make sure the recovery doesn’t falter. “For me, the fact that we are about more than 450,000 jobs short of where we need to be to be at pre-pandemic employment levels is an urgent problem for Canada and we need to invest now to get those jobs back quickly,” she said. “I would also say the best way to pay our debts back is to invest in long-term growth. The best way is have a Canadian economy which is growing vigorously and robustly and that is what this budget is designed to do.” The government expects the economy to rebound sharply from last year's downturn, with real gross domestic product forecast to rise by 5.8 per cent in 2021 after a 5.4 per cent contraction in 2020. The estimate from private-sector economists puts the economy on track to grow by four per cent in 2022, before coming back down to earth with growth in 2025 clocking in at 1.8 per cent. Federal spending plans will need to help businesses invest in themselves to bump GDP growth beyond two per cent, said Pedro Antunes, chief economist at the Conference Board of Canada, a non-partisan think tank. The budget tries to address some of those concerns by allowing business to more quickly write off investments, funding digital adoption and e-commerce programs, offering more infrastructure money targeted at trade corridors and borders and as a subsidy to offset the costs of new hires for hard-hit businesses if the value is greater than what they would get under the wage subsidy. “Maybe we will see some of these effects, this adoption of technology, have a bigger impact on productivity than we might imagine and … this shock to the system being a driver of productivity gains like we haven't seen,” Antunes said. Perrin Beatty, president of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, said other budget items should be prioritized to help longer-term competitiveness like bringing interprovincial trade barriers and reducing the regulatory burden in Canada. Employment should recover to pre-pandemic levels by summer as vaccination rates rise and fears of spreading the virus ease. The unemployment rate, though, won’t reach its pre-pandemic low for another five years, the government estimates. Ongoing concerns about longer recovery times in some sectors is why the budget promises to extend the federal wage and rent subsidies through to the fall, and similarly extend emergency aid to workers, although reducing the amounts paid out over time. The extensions, along with extra weeks for expanded employment insurance, will cost the government roughly $26.8 billion this fiscal year. Dan Kelly, president of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, welcomed the extra help for small businesses, but he noted critical gaps in eligibility haven't been addressed, nor did the budget outline a plan to help his members manage the tens of thousands in debt they have taken on to survive the pandemic. There also is nearly $2.5 billion in measures for skills training programs, a promise to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour, and an $8.9 billion boost over five years to a Stephen Harper-era benefit to the working poor that the Liberals expanded once before, offering to raise the earnings threshold after which Canada Worker’s Benefit payments are reduced. "This is where people have some questions, because a lot – and especially the Conservatives – will say, 'We don't want to reward anyone to stay at home and do nothing.' So I think the Liberals have decided to answer that and say, 'No, we'll target only those who want to go to the market and help them to do so,' " said Geneviève Tellier, a public-finances expert from the University of Ottawa. Overall, the budget adds more than $100 billion in new spending to the fiscal framework, which is largely offset by $70 billion in higher revenues due to an improved economic outlook, said David Macdonald, senior economist with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. "It continues to amaze me that despite the pandemic spending and all of these new measures that we'll still be spending less on interest payments than at any time in a century," he said. "This is exactly what we should be doing, taking maximum advantage of record low interest rates, locking them in and investing in Canada and its people." Franco Terrazzano, federal director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, said Freeland was "playing roulette with Canada's fiscal sustainability" by betting rates will stay low forever, noting interest charges will rise to $39 billion annually by 2026. The Liberals are also committing anew to tethering spending to a budgetary anchor by having the debt decline as a percentage of GDP. The debt-to-GDP ratio will rise this year to 51.2 per cent, before declining in the ensuing years to 49.2 per cent by 2026. The outlook for the deficit rests on government vaccination efforts. A faster return to some level of pre-pandemic normalcy would mean a sharper rebound and a deficit of $144.3 billion this year, while the deficit could flirt around $170 billion if vaccine rollout takes longer than the government’s summer outlook for a first shot to anyone who wants one. This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 19, 2021. Jordan Press, The Canadian Press
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ALBANY, N.Y. — New York’s attorney general is investigating whether Gov. Andrew Cuomo broke the law by having members of his staff help write and promote his pandemic leadership book. In a letter dated April 13, made public Monday, state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli authorized Attorney General Letitia James to investigate the work state employees did on drafting and editing the book, “American Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic,” which was released last fall. James’ office confirmed it received the referral letter but declined further comment, citing an “ongoing investigation.” Cuomo and his spokespeople have acknowledged that senior members of his staff helped with the book, but they've insisted the work was done on a voluntary basis on their private time. DiNapoli, an independently elected fiscal officer, asked James to investigate the “alleged commission of any indictable offence or offences in violation of” laws barring public officials from using state resources for private purposes. DiNapoli authorized the attorney general to convene a grand jury, if she chose to do so, and prosecute anyone believed to have violated those laws. A spokesperson for Cuomo, Rich Azzopardi, dismissed the idea of an investigation as a political stunt. “We have officially jumped the shark,” he said in a statement. “The idea there was criminality involved here is patently absurd on its face and is just the furthering of a political pile-on. Any state official who volunteered to assist on this project did so on his or her own time and without the use of state resources.” “This is Albany politics at its worst,” he added. “Both the Comptroller and the Attorney General have spoken to people about running for Governor and it is unethical to wield criminal referral authority to further political self-interest?.” The inquiry adds to a pile of trouble facing Cuomo, who like DiNapoli and James is a Democrat. The attorney general is separately investigating allegations that Cuomo sexually harassed women, including one who accused him of groping her breasts. The state Assembly is investigating whether to impeach Cuomo over the sexual harassment claims, and other matters, including his administration's decision to conceal data related to COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes. Federal prosecutors are also probing Cuomo's handling of COVID-19 data. Cuomo has denied touching anyone inappropriately and defended his administration's handling of the COVID-19 crisis in nursing homes as having saved lives. Cuomo received permission from state ethics commissioners last year to write his book — with conditions. He had to write the book on “his own time and not on state time,” according to state ethics rules. And, “no state property, personnel or other resources” could be used. Yet, several people who work for the state did work on the book, including Secretary to the Governor Melissa DeRosa and the Director of Governor’s Offices Stephanie Benton, according to reports in The New York Times, The Times-Union, of Albany, and the USA TODAY State News Network. Cuomo’s office hasn’t provided direct responses to a list of questions from The Associated Press about which aides were involved with the book, or the type of work they did. Azzopardi has said Cuomo’s office made every effort to ensure no state resources were used. The governor said Monday that he asked some people who he mentioned in the book to “review” it. “On the book, some people volunteered to review the book,” Cuomo said in a teleconference call with reporters. “You look at the people who are mentioned in the book. I wanted to make sure they were okay with the mention.” Azzopardi denied that any lower-level aides transcribed parts of the book. “To the extent an aide printed out a document, it appears incidental,” he said. Azzopardi has also disputed criticism about Cuomo discussing the book in news conferences and media appearances: “An offhand mention about writing a book, or answering questions from the media about it in no way is an advertisement of endorsement of it.” Cuomo has repeatedly declined to reveal how much he was paid to write the book. The governor, who allows reporters to view personal income tax filings each year, said Monday that he would disclose financial details in those tax documents: “You will see everything you want to see in the personal income taxes.” ___ AP reporter Michael R. Sisak contributed to this report. Marina Villeneuve, The Associated Press
Miami Marlins center fielder Starling Marte will be sidelined for at least a few games with a broken left rib. An MRI on Monday revealed a non-displaced fracture, meaning the rib maintained its proper alignment, the Marlins said. Marte will refrain from activity for five to seven days before being evaluated, and he's expected to go on the injured list.
While Restaurants Canada welcomes the commitments unveiled today in the federal budget to extend the rent and wage subsidies, the hard-hit foodservice industry needs more sector-specific support. TORONTO, April 19, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Restaurants Canada welcomes a number of commitments unveiled today in the federal budget — most notably, the promise to extend the rent and wage subsidies until Sept. 25, 2021 — but is continuing to call for more sector-specific support. “We appreciate that the government has listened to our industry and others and is extending the critically necessary rent and wage subsidies beyond June,” said Restaurants Canada President and CEO Todd Barclay. “These programs are providing a lifeline to restaurants and other small businesses across the country. But our especially hard-hit industry is going to need more sector-specific support to continue reviving main streets and help the government keep its throne speech promise to bring a million Canadians back to work.” Key Budget Promises for Restaurants In addition to extending the rent and wage subsidies beyond June, Restaurants Canada commends the federal government for committing to the following measures to support restaurants and other hard-hit small businesses: A new Canada Recovery Hiring Program for eligible employers that continue to experience qualifying declines in revenues relative to before the pandemic.Reductions in credit card transaction fees.A new line of credit product to help small businesses with liquidity and cover short-term working capital needs. Further Support Needed In response to a recent Restaurants Canada survey, nine out of 10 Canadians agreed that restaurants need assistance to stay in business and keep paying staff until the pandemic is over. To help the foodservice industry transition from survival to revival, Restaurants Canada has also been advocating for an evolution from emergency measures to a framework that supports business continuity and favourable economic relaunch conditions for the longer term. Restaurants Canada looks forward to discussing the following recommendations for further sector-specific support with key government policymakers at the next meeting of its Restaurant Revival Working Group. Survival Measures A further extension of the rent and wage subsidies until April 2022 and eligibility criteria that continue to reflect restaurant realities: Eight out of 10 restaurants are still either losing money or barely scraping by, and those still operating at a loss expect to take at least a year to return to profitability. Cutting off these vital sources of support just as restaurants are transitioning from survival to revival would hinder their ability to recover and continue bringing Canadians back to work.Federal tax credits to help defray costs associated with COVID-19 safety protocols: An Employee Retention and Retraining Credit is needed to help restaurants and other hard-hit small businesses cover the costs of the unexpected and extraordinary expenses incurred during the global pandemic.Partial forgiveness for all government-backed loans (including the Highly Affected Sectors Credit Availability Program): Struggling foodservice businesses need more assistance to keep them from closing down due to crushing debt. Revival Measures The creation of a nationwide “Dine In and Save Restaurants” rebate program: Similar to the dine-in rebate initiative implemented on Prince Edward Island, allowing Canadians to save 50% when they dine at restaurants. Under this program, table-service restaurants would receive a government reimbursement of $15 per person, per meal (50% before taxes and gratuities for up to $30 spent per patron on food and non-alcoholic beverage purchases).An expansion of the current “meals and expenses” business tax credit: A temporary expansion of this existing tax credit from 50% to its original 100% to encourage businesses to boost restaurant spending after more than a year of reduced downtown dining.A culinary tourism incentive for the 2021 and 2022 tax years: Similar to the travel incentive implemented in New Brunswick, which included rebates for restaurant spending, this would encourage Canadians to travel locally and across the country to help support and celebrate our diverse restaurants and the critical role they play contributing to vibrant communities.A freeze on any further excise duty increases on beer, wine or spirits under the Excise Act and Excise Act (2001): Including increases that were scheduled for April 1, 2021, as these ever-escalating alcohol duties contribute to the perception that restaurants are gouging patrons on their drink menus.The removal of merchant fees from the tax portion of restaurant bills: This currently allows credit card companies to profit from the taxes collected by business owners on behalf of the government and needlessly discourages restaurant spending. “We are more than a year into the COVID-19 crisis and about 350,000 of the 1.2 million jobs that our industry typically provides have still not been recovered. We need the federal government to help us continue creating conditions to bring these Canadians back to work,” said Olivier Bourbeau, Restaurants Canada Vice President, Federal and Quebec. “Restaurant operators are resilient and resourceful, but they can’t continue to operate at a loss for months on end. They are counting on the government to ensure they can preserve their livelihoods, and continue contributing to vibrant communities across the country.” About Restaurants Canada Restaurants Canada is a national, not-for-profit association advancing the potential of Canada’s diverse and dynamic foodservice industry through member programs, research, advocacy, resources and events. Before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Canada’s foodservice sector was a $95 billion industry, directly employing 1.2 million people, providing Canada’s number one source of first jobs and serving 22 million customers across the country every day. The industry has since lost hundreds of thousands of jobs and billions in sales due to the impacts of COVID-19. For more information, contact: Roberto SarjooDirector, Marketing and CommunicationsRestaurants CanadaC: 416-389-7941RSarjoo@restaurantscanada.org Marlee Wasser Manager, Communications and Stakeholder RelationsRestaurants Canada T: 416-649-4254Toll-free: 1-800-387-5649 ext. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Le français suit OTTAWA, April 19, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Canada’s unions are applauding significant investments in childcare, training and skills development and a $15 federal minimum wage, in addition to a further expansion of emergency benefits announced in today’s federal budget. “This budget will bring some relief to the country’s workers and their families. Women workers have long borne the brunt of the absence of high-quality, universal child care in this country. That’s a reality that has been grossly exacerbated in this pandemic,” said Hassan Yussuff, President of the Canadian Labour Congress. “Crucial investments in affordable, quality, universal child care will help women return to the workforce much more rapidly and help undo the damage wrought this past year on hard-fought gains.” The government committed nearly $30 billion in early learning and child care funding over five years and promised that Canadians will have access to childcare costing an average of $10/day by 2025. Budget 2021 also promised investments of $2.5 billion in skills and training that includes a commitment to create 500,000 training and work experience opportunities for young and core-age workers over five years, as well as over $8 billion to address climate change through the support of green infrastructure and technology. The budget also commits several changes to improve labour standards, including addressing the harmful practice of contract flipping in federal regulated workplaces and strengthening Employment Insurance. Furthermore, the federal government has extended emergency benefits to support workers currently struggling due to the ongoing pandemic and whose jobs are impacted by current lockdowns. However, Canada’s unions say the government missed an opportunity to implement a universal, single-payer pharmacare program in Canada. According to the federal government’s own Advisory Council on Pharmacare, a universal plan would reduce drug prices, save billions for families and businesses, and provide vital medicines to millions of Canadians who cannot afford to fill their prescriptions. “We are disappointed that the government didn’t seize the opportunity to invest in prescription drug coverage for all Canadians,” said Yussuff. “Canadians were struggling to pay for prescriptions before this pandemic. Many have now lost their jobs and their workplace drug coverage. People in Canada can’t wait any longer for universal prescription drug coverage.” To arrange an interview, please contact:CLC Media Relationsmedia@clcctc.ca613-526-7426
KURITA ANNOUNCES ITS CONTINUED EXPANSION IN NORTH AMERICA
OSLO, NORWAY (20 April 2021) - The 2021 Annual General Meeting of TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company ASA ("TGS" or the "Company") will be held on 11 May 2021 at the offices of Schjødt law firm at Ruseløkkveien 16, in Oslo at 17:00 CET. Registration of attendees will begin at 16:30 CET. Due to the extraordinary situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and in light of the travel and meeting recommendations and restrictions currently in place, the Company has found it necessary to urge shareholders to either vote electronically in advance or submit proxy forms prior to the meeting and to not attend the meeting in person. The notice for the annual general meeting is attached hereto (English and Norwegian), together with relevant appendices. The notice will be sent to all registered shareholders on 20 April 2021. To register your attendance, send proxy or to cast your vote electronically in advance through VPS Investor Services, please use the electronic link here: https://investor.vps.no/gm/logOn.htm?token=f7e6cd58a87b0561ee0b766fa19e5f69ee5727c8&validTo=1623337200000&oppdragsId=20210419VPQ2N5U0 and available on www.tgs.com. The pin code and reference number, which are sent out with the notice, will be needed. Kindly note that shareholders that have received the notice electronically will not receive and do not need a pin code or reference number, but must submit their notice of attendance, proxy or advance votes through their online investor account services (investortjenester). Online registration will open on 20 April 2021 at 14:00 CET. About TGSTGS provides scientific data and intelligence to companies active in the energy sector. In addition to a global, extensive and diverse energy data library, TGS offers specialized services such as advanced processing and analytics alongside cloud-based data applications and solutions. Forward Looking StatementAll statements in this press release other than statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements, which are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict, and are based upon assumptions as to future events that may not prove accurate. These factors include TGS' reliance on a cyclical industry and principal customers, TGS' ability to continue to expand markets for licensing of data, and TGS' ability to acquire and process data product at costs commensurate with profitability, as well as volatile market conditions, which have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and the severe drop in oil prices. Actual results may differ materially from those expected or projected in the forward-looking statements. TGS undertakes no responsibility or obligation to update or alter forward-looking statements for any reason. For more information, visit TGS.com or contact: Fredrik Amundsen CFOinvestor@tgs.com Attachments TGS AGM Notice - Norwegian Version TGS AGM Notice - English Version
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The jury deliberating in the trial of Derek Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd 's death, is a racially diverse group that pledged before testimony began that they could set aside any preconceptions and decide the case based on the evidence. The panel includes six white jurors and six Black or multiracial people. Here is a closer look at the panel, based on their answers to questionnaires they submitted to the court and questions during jury selection.
On Monday, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki joined Yahoo News’ Julia Munslow, in a wide-ranging live interview streamed on TikTok. During the discussion, Psaki told Yahoo News that she agrees with Dr. Anthony Fauci’s assessment that gun violence in the United States is a “public health issue.” “There’s no question it’s a public health emergency, it’s a public health crisis,” Psaki noted, adding that, as a parent of young children, the daily reports of mass shootings “impacts mothers and parents as well.”
PopReach Corporation ("PopReach" or the "Company") (TSXV: POPR) (OTCQX: POPRF), a free-to-play game publisher focused on acquiring and optimizing proven game franchises, today announced financial results for the three months and twelve months ended December 31, 2020.