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The trial of an alleged Honduran drug-trafficker, whose case implicates Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez and other high-ranking officials, gets under way in the Southern District of New York on Monday. Geovanny Fuentes Ramirez, 50, was arrested trying to leave Miami in 2020 and has pled 'Not guilty' to charges of conspiring to smuggle cocaine into the United States and related weapons charges. References to Hernandez appear frequently in the filings against Fuentes Ramirez, as well as in a drug-trafficking case against Hernandez's brother Tony, who was convicted of drug trafficking and related weapons charges in October 2019.
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LONDON — British children returned to school on Monday after a two-month closure, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson saying he aimed to get the country “ moving closer to a sense of normality.” As part of the plan, millions of high school and college students coming back to U.K. classrooms will be tested for the first few weeks. Authorities want to quickly detect and isolate asymptomatic cases in order to avoid sending entire schools home. “We are being cautious in our approach so that we do not undo the progress we have made so far,” Johnson said as he urged people to get vaccinated. High schools and colleges could reopen in phases to allow for testing. The U.K. government has distributed nearly 57 million rapid “lateral flow” test kits to schools across the country, but there are concerns about the accuracy of the tests, which may result in pupils being forced to self-isolate unnecessarily. But Susan Hopkins, a director at Public Health England, told the BBC that evidence from testing over the past eight weeks suggested less than 1 in 1,000 tests resulted in a false positive. Britain has had Europe’s deadliest outbreak, with nearly 125,000 COVID-19 deaths. —- THE VIRUS OUTBREAK: — With huge virus aid package for nation in sight, Democrats debate filibuster changes — From vote to virus, misinformation campaign targets Latinos in US — UK schools reopen widely, backed by frequent virus testing — Russia finds its Sputnik V vaccine in hot demand overseas but questions arise over whether it can produce the millions of vaccine doses ordered — The Cleveland Indians are minus Ramírez, Reyes after they break virus protocol — Follow AP’s pandemic coverage at https://apnews.com/hub/coronavirus-pandemic, https://apnews.com/hub/coronavirus-vaccine and https://apnews.com/UnderstandingtheOutbreak ___ HERE’S WHAT ELSE IS HAPPENING: LISBON, Portugal -- Portugal is fast approaching its targets for lifting a national COVID-19 lockdown, just weeks after it was the world’s worst-hit country by size of population. Health experts told Portugal’s president and prime minister in a televised meeting Monday that the 14-day rate of new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people should fall to the goal of 60 by next week. It is currently 141. The country’s so-called “R” number, showing the number of people that one infected person will pass the virus to, stands at 0.74 -- among Europe’s lowest. The number of COVID-19 patients in intensive care had dropped to 240, which is roughly the maximum at which the national health service can cope, and is forecast to fall to 120 by the end of the month. The government on Thursday will unveil a phased plan for lifting the lockdown introduced in mid-January. Most restrictions, such as the closure of stores, restaurants and cafes, are expected to stay until after the Easter break, amid hopes that tourists will be able to return in May. ___ BERLIN — Germany is looking to ramp up the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine after authorities last week gave the green light for it to be administered to people 65 and over. Hundreds of thousands of doses have been gathering dust in recent weeks due to the restrictions on who could get the vaccine and misgivings among some who were eligible. According to the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control, Germany has received 2.1 million doses of the AstraZeneca shot so far but administered just 721,000. Berlin is opening a sixth vaccine centre Monday at the former Tempelhof airport in the centre of the city that will administer only the AstraZeneca vaccine. Germany’s vaccine campaign has lagged behind Britain and the United States. By Sunday, Germany had given out 5.2 million vaccine doses, with 2.5 million people or about 3% of the population fully vaccinated. Finance Minister Olaf Scholz told public broadcaster ZDF that he expects Germany to be able to administer up to 10 million shots a week by the end of the month. ___ ROME __ The Italian health ministry has officially approved using the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine for healthy people over age 65, citing limited vaccine supplies and the need to vaccinate people who might be vulnerable to complications. The order was signed Monday. The European Medicines Agency had approved AstraZeneca for all age groups, but some nations like Italy and Germany initially limited it to under 65s due to what they called limited data. Those limitations are one of the reasons why the 27-nation European Union has lagged so far behind Britain and the United States in vaccinating its people. Millions of doses of AstraZeneca have piled up across Europe, waiting to be given out. ___ JERUSALEM — After delays, Israel started vaccinating Palestinians who work inside the country and its West Bank settlements on Monday, more than two months after launching an immunization blitz of its own population. Palestinian labourers who crossed into Israel at several West Bank checkpoints received their first doses of the Moderna vaccine from Magen David Adom paramedics. The vaccination drive orchestrated by COGAT, Israel’s military agency co-ordinating government operations in the West Bank, had been beset by postponements. Some 100,000 Palestinian labourers from the West Bank work in Israel and its settlements, which are widely seen internationally as illegal and an obstacle to peace. Israel has administered over 8.7 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine to its population of 9.3 million. Over 3.7 million Israelis — more than 40% — have received two doses of the vaccine. But until Monday, Israel had provided few vaccines for Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, a move that has underscored global disparities and drawn international criticism. ___ COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Norway saw a 19% drop in marriages in 2020 compared to the previous year, which had already seen the lowest figure since 1927. Norway’s statistics agency said Monday that the pandemic and measures to counter it led to the fall. In 2020, 16,200 weddings were performed. On top of that, “the decline of 3,000 marriages from 2019 to 2020 is unparalleled and is the largest decline from one year to another since 1919,” said Ane Margrete Toemmeraas of Statistics Norway. “Figures show that the coronavirus measures from March 12, 2020 caused many to postpone their wedding,” Toemmeraas said. Whether it “leads to an increase in 2021, as many of the postponed weddings may take place this year instead, will become clear later on.” ___ HANOI, Vietnam — Vietnam administered its first COVID-19 doses Monday to the front-line workers who made the nation’s relative success in controlling the pandemic possible — health workers, contact tracers and security forces who handled quarantine duties. The Southeast Asian nation of 96 million people has a goal to inoculate at least half of the population by the end of the year. Thousands of doctors, nurses and technicians working at hospitals designated to treat COVID-19 patients lined up in the morning and received the first jabs of the AstraZeneca vaccine. “I have been waiting for this day for a long time,” nurse Nguyen Thi Huyen said after she got her injection. Huyen has been caring for COVID-19 patients at a tropical disease hospital in Hanoi the past year. Health protocols have limited her time with family, among other challenges. ___ KABUL, Afghanistan — The U.N. children's agency says Afghanistan has received nearly half a million coronavirus vaccine doses via the global COVAX initiative. War-torn Afghanistan received 468,000 AstraZeneca vaccines on Monday, the first shipment through COVAX, UNICEF said in a statement. The vaccines were made by the Serum Institute of India, and arrived in the capital of Kabul aboard an Emirates flight, UNICEF said. More vaccines will arrive in the coming weeks and months. India previously donated 500,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines to Afghanistan. ___ COLOMBO, Sri Lanka— Sri Lanka's government has ended a yearlong work-from-home program for public employees due to the pandemic. Employees were ordered to report back to their workplaces starting Monday in order to ensure the uninterrupted delivery of public services, At the start of the pandemic last year, the government imposed a lockdown across the island nation for more than a month, and temporarily closed some government departments. As a precaution, a limited number of employees were allowed to go to work, while in some institutions, employees had been permitted to work from home since last April. ___ WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand says it will now use only the Pfizer vaccine to inoculate its population against the coronavirus, departing from earlier plans to use four different vaccines. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the strategy Monday, saying the decision was based on the Pfizer vaccine’s effectiveness. She said this would make it easier and fairer for all New Zealanders to have access to the same vaccine. However, the strategy may also be driven in part by delays in getting vaccines approved. So far, New Zealand’s medical regulators have approved only the Pfizer vaccine and are reviewing two other shots. Ardern said New Zealand has purchased 10 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine, enough to inoculate all 5 million residents with the required two doses each. She said most of the doses are expected to arrive during the second half of this year. New Zealand has so far completed inoculations of only a few thousand people, mainly border workers. The country has stamped out community spread of the virus. ___ SEOUL, South Korea — A South Korean province near the capital of Seoul has ordered local business owners and farmers to have all foreign employees tested for the coronavirus in the next 15 days, targeting tens of thousands of workers. The mass testing campaign is the most significant step South Korean officials have taken yet to stem transmissions among migrant labourers, who often face harsh working and living conditions that health authorities say make them more vulnerable to infections. The order issued Monday by Gyeonggi province Gov. Lee Jae-myung covers at least 85,000 legally hired migrant workers, with fines up to 3 million won ($2,600) for noncompliant employers. The order also requires employees to ensure their undocumented workers get tested too. The province has encouraged these workers to come forward, saying they won’t be reported to immigration authorities if they are tested before March 22. South Korea has confirmed more than 92,000 virus cases, including 1,642 deaths. ___ DETROIT — People who are homeless will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccines in Michigan starting Monday. Health officials say it’s a critical step in curbing infections and making sure vulnerable populations have access. “Our vulnerable populations are high priority for us right now,” Ingham County Health Officer Linda Vail said, according to the Lansing State Journal. “This opens the door to make sure that population is also vaccinated and we don’t continue to have outbreaks in shelters.” The news comes as infection rates are dropping and vaccine campaigns are ramping up. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer recently announced the further loosening of the state’s coronavirus restrictions, easing capacity limits in restaurants and other businesses while also allowing for larger indoor and outdoor gatherings. ___ WASHINGTON — Dr. Anthony Fauci is projecting that U.S. high school students will be able to get vaccinated early in the next school year and that elementary school students should be line for vaccinations in early 2022. Fauci, President Joe Biden’s chief medical officer and director of the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told CBS News’ “Face the Nation” that vaccines for teens will be available “maybe not the first day but certainly in the early part of the fall.” Currently, three vaccines are approved for use in the United States. The single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine and the two-shot Moderna vaccine are approved for individuals 18 and older. Pfizer’s vaccine is approved for 16 and up. Trials are underway to determine the safety of vaccines on younger people. Teenagers contract the coronavirus almost twice as often as younger children, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data. ___ BRATISLAVA, Slovakia — Slovakia is the latest European country to identify a fast-spreading coronavirus variant that is believed to originate in South Africa. Slovakia’s Health Ministry spokeswoman Zuzana Eliasova says the variant has been detected in seven samples. Four of the people returned from abroad, one of them from the African island of Zanzibar. Three have been infected at home. Slovakia is one of the hardest-hit European Union countries right now. It has been recently facing a surge of another highly contagious variant found in Britain. The number of COVID-19 patients in Slovak hospitals surpassed a record of 4,000 earlier this week. ___ CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Indians have broken COVID-19 protocols for the third time in less than a year, this time costing them third baseman José Ramírez and slugger Franmil Reyes. Manager Terry Francona said Sunday the two players were sent to their Arizona homes while the Indians wait to hear from Major League Baseball when they can rejoin the team. Francona said Reyes, who had a virus-related misstep last season, and Ramirez went out to dinner on Friday following an exhibition game in Mesa against the Chicago Cubs. They reported to the team’s complex on Saturday and were immediately sent away. They did not have contact with any other players or team personnel. “The players themselves actually self-reported that they had made a mistake,” Francona said on a Zoom call. The Associated Press
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Williams Industrial Services Group Inc. (NYSE American: WLMS) ("Williams" or the "Company"), a construction and maintenance services company, today announced that the Company’s Board of Directors has elected Robert B. Mills as Chairman, effective March 5, 2021. Mr. Mills, who has been a member of the Company’s Board since 2015, succeeds Charles "Mac" Macaluso in the position of Chairman; Mr. Macaluso passed away on February 22, 2021.
Dr. Paul Walker will remain on the Board of Directors focusing on the seamless transition of management and on ensuring continuity of the Tigris Trial TORONTO, March 08, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Spectral Medical Inc. (“Spectral” or the “Company”) (TSX: EDT), today announced the appointment of Chris Seto to Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”), effective April 1, 2021. In his new role, Mr. Seto will continue to serve as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”). Dr. Paul Walker, current CEO, will remain committed to the Company as a member of the Board of Directors, where he will be responsible for a seamless transition of leadership, and focus his efforts on the Tigris Trial supporting Dr. John Kellum, Spectral’s recently announced Chief Medical Officer. Previously, Mr. Seto was responsible for overseeing the financial and operational management of the Company including, finance, accounting, treasury and capital markets, as well as corporate planning and development, and investor relations. Prior to joining Spectral Medical, Mr. Seto was the CFO of MJardin Group Inc. (CSE:MJAR) and GrowForce Holdings Inc. Mr. Seto has over 25 years of capital markets and financial management experience, including senior investment banking positions with Paradigm Capital, UBS Securities and CIBC World Markets; and financial management experience in the telecom and healthcare industries with Bell Canada and Warren Shepell. Mr. Seto holds a B. Comm. from McMaster University, an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business, and a Certified Management Accountant designation (C.M.A. 1999). “I would like to thank Dr. Walker and the Board of Directors for their confidence in my ability to lead Spectral to achieve growth in product commercialization, revenues and earnings in due course. I look forward to working with the Spectral team to continue on the exciting path we have developed for our Company under the leadership of Dr. Walker,” said Chris Seto, COO and CFO of Spectral Medical. “Over the last year we refined our corporate structure, including the recent appointment of Dr. John Kellum as Chief Medical Officer, which will make this transition seamless while maintaining our team’s focus on achieving our key corporate priorities.” Dr. Walker commented, “I am very pleased that Chris is transitioning to the Chief Executive Officer position. Since joining the Company, Chris has demonstrated outstanding operational and financial leadership, and has played a key role in defining our strategy for the Dialco subsidiary. With the recent addition of Dr. John Kellum to our organization, I am confident that we are well positioned to successfully complete the Tigris Trial and to advance our scientific and product development agenda for Spectral.” Anthony Bihl, Chairman of Spectral, further noted, “Chris’ transition to CEO is a reflection of his unwavering commitment and outstanding leadership. Moreover, I would like to personally express our sincere gratitude to Dr. Paul Walker, who has successfully led the organization over the last twenty years through a transition from a diagnostic focused company to a leading theranostics company focused on bringing unique commercial products to market—positioning us for long-term success. As one of the world’s leading experts on endotoxin and its role in sepsis, as well as the co-inventor of the Endotoxin Activity Assay (EAA™), we look forward to his continued contributions as we advance the Tigris Trial.” About Spectral Spectral is a Phase III company seeking U.S. FDA approval for its unique product for the treatment of patients with septic shock, Toraymyxin™ (“PMX”). PMX is a therapeutic hemoperfusion device that removes endotoxin, which can cause sepsis, from the bloodstream and is guided by the Company’s Endotoxin Activity Assay (EAA™), the only FDA cleared diagnostic for the risk of developing sepsis. PMX is approved for therapeutic use in Japan and Europe, and has been used safely and effectively on more than 200,000 patients to date. In March 2009, Spectral obtained the exclusive development and commercial rights in the U.S. for PMX, and in November 2010, signed an exclusive distribution agreement for this product in Canada. Approximately 330,000 patients are diagnosed with severe sepsis and septic shock in North America each year. Spectral, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Dialco Medical Inc., is also commercializing a new proprietary platform, “SAMI”, targeting the renal replacement therapy (“RRT”) market. Dialco is also seeking regulatory approval for in-home use of “DIMI” which is based on the same RRT platform, but will be intended for home hemodialysis use. “DIMI” recently received its FDA 510k clearance for use in hospital and clinical settings. Spectral is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol EDT. For more information, please visit www.spectraldx.com. Forward Looking StatementInformation in this news release that is not current or historical factual information may constitute forward-looking information or forward looking statements within the meaning of securities laws. Implicit in this information, particularly in respect of the future outlook of Spectral and anticipated events or results, are assumptions based on beliefs of Spectral’s senior management as well as information currently available to it. While these assumptions were considered reasonable by Spectral at the time of preparation, they may prove to be incorrect. Readers are cautioned that actual results are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including the availability of funds and resources to pursue R&D projects, the successful and timely completion of clinical studies, the ability of Spectral to take advantage of business opportunities in the biomedical industry, the granting of necessary approvals by regulatory authorities including but not limited to the ongoing impact of COVID-19. Actual results could differ materially from what is currently expected, and readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Except as required by law, the Company disclaims any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements. Reference is also made to the other risks and uncertainties that may affect the Company which are more fully described in Spectral’s Annual Information Form dated March 26, 2020 and other filings of Spectral with the securities regulatory authorities which are available at www.sedar.com. The TSX has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this statement. Contact: Mr. Chris SetoMr. Ali MahdaviDavid Waldman/Natalya RudmanCOO & CFOCapital Markets & InvestorUS Investor RelationsSpectral Medical Inc. RelationsCrescendo Communications, LLC416-626-3233 ext. firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
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An Angel collective focused on bringing more women founders to the table Canada--(Newsfile Corp. - March 8, 2021) - Backbone Angels, today announced the launch of their angel collective. Backbone invests in women and non-binary founders with a focus on investments in Black, Indigenous, and Women of Colour-led companies. Backbone is a collective of active angel investors made up of ten founding partners with diverse technical and operational backgrounds. They met building and scaling Shopify ...
Westwater Resources, Inc. ("Westwater") (NASDAQ: WWR), a battery graphite development company, announced today that it will change its listing from the Nasdaq Capital Market to the NYSE American stock exchange on March 19, 2021.
Globality, the leading AI-powered digital solution for sourcing services, announced today that it has appointed Matt Malden as Chief Product Officer to lead the company’s Product and Design organization. Malden is a successful executive and entrepreneur, with experience building and scaling enterprise platforms at high-growth, market-leading technology companies.
Mainstay Medical Holdings plc ("Mainstay" or the "Company") today announced the commercial launch in Australia of ReActiv8®, its implantable neurostimulation system to treat chronic low back pain.
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Presenting Innovative Small and Mid-Cap Companies in Healthcare, Industrials, Electric Vehicles, TMT, and Consumer Products NEW YORK, March 08, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- M Vest LLC an online investment bank and digital community built for issuers, investors, and thought leaders to share information and access investment opportunities through capital raisings of Regulation D and Regulation A Offerings, and its sister company Maxim Group LLC, a full-service investment banking, securities and wealth management firm, are adding a third day to their Inaugural Emerging Growth Virtual Conference. The conference will now take place on March 17, 18, and 19th from 9:00 am-5:00 pm EST featuring roundtable discussions with C-suite executives moderated by Maxim Research Analysts, fireside chats with live Q&A, and presentations from hundreds of issuers both domestically and internationally. During this virtual conference, you will hear from healthcare leaders treating a broad range of indications; cannabis entrepreneurs exploring the changing landscape; tech innovators changing how we work and play, and industrial executives setting new standards. We will feature roundtable discussions, issuer presentations, fireside chats, and live Q&A with company CEOs moderated by Maxim Research Analysts. Sponsors include Ellenoff Grossman and Schole, LLP, Loeb and Loeb LLP, Continental Stock Transfer and Trust Co., Equiniti, Pryor Cashman LLP, Harter Seacrest & Emery, Schiff Hardin LLP, Marcum LLP, Meridian Risk Management, and Crescendo Communications. To learn more about presenting and attending, sign up for M-Vest HERE. ABOUT M VEST LLC M Vest LLC is an online investment bank and digital community built for issuers, investors, and thought leaders to share information and access investment opportunities through capital raisings of Regulation D and Regulation A Offerings. Founded in 2017 and headquartered in New York City, M-Vest provides insights on current equity market trends, hosts presentations from public companies, and provides access to capital for emerging growth companies. M-Vest hosts live conferences and webinars featuring CEOs discussing the latest developments in their industries. M Vest LLC is a registered broker-dealer with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), is a member of FINRA and SIPC, and is a sister company of Maxim Group, LLC. ABOUT MAXIM GROUP LLC Maxim Group is a full-service investment banking, securities and wealth management firm headquartered in New York. The Firm provides a full array of financial services including investment banking; private wealth management; and global institutional equity, fixed-income and derivatives sales & trading, equity research and prime brokerage services. Maxim Group is a registered broker-dealer with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB). Member of FINRA SIPC, and NASDAQ. To learn more about Maxim Group, visit maximgrp.com. Media Contact: Beth Amorosi, AMO Communications917-208-7489 email@example.com
A SCAN Health Plan survey of family caregivers is revealing some shocking new information about the divide between rural and urban communities when it comes to COVID-19 vaccines. According to the study, nearly one in three (31%) family caregivers who live in rural communities say they won’t take the older adult under their care to get the COVID-19 vaccine—that’s nearly double the refusal rate of urban and suburban caregivers (16%). Likewise, about the same number (36%) of rural caregivers say they won’t get vaccinated themselves.