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BRAINTREE, Mass., April 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Altra Industrial Motion Corp. (Nasdaq:AIMC), a leading global manufacturer and supplier of motion control, power transmission and automation products, intends to release unaudited financial results for the first quarter of 2021 before the market opens on Thursday, April 29, 2021. The company will conduct an investor conference call to discuss its unaudited first quarter financial results on Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. ET. The public is invited to listen to the conference call by dialing (866) 209-9085 domestically or (647) 689-5687 for international access and asking to participate in the ALTRA conference call. A live webcast of the call will be available in the "Investor Relations" section of www.altramotion.com. Individuals may download charts that will be used during the call at www.altramotion.com under presentations in the Investor Relations section. The charts will be available after earnings are released. A replay of the recorded conference call will be available at the conclusion of the call on Thursday, April 29, 2021 through midnight on May 13, 2021. To listen to the replay, dial (800) 585-8367 domestically or (416) 621-4642 for international access (Conference ID: 3079528). A webcast replay also will be available. About Altra Industrial Motion Corp. Altra Industrial Motion Corp. is a premier industrial global manufacturer and supplier of highly engineered motion control, automation, power transmission, and engine braking systems and components. Altra's portfolio consists of 27 well-respected brands including Bauer Gear Motor, Boston Gear, Jacobs Vehicle Systems, Kollmorgen, Portescap, Stromag, Svendborg Brakes, TB Wood's, Thomson and Warner Electric. Headquartered in Braintree, Massachusetts, Altra has over 9,000 employees and 48 production facilities in 16 countries around the world. AIMC-E Contacts: Altra Investor Relations 781-917-0541 Email: email@example.com
TORONTO — Canada's main stock index closed lower as weakness in base metals and cannabis companies offset gains in the financials and consumer discretionary sectors on Monday. The S&P/TSX composite index was down 26.75 points at 19,201.28 after posting a record-high close of 19,228.87 last Thursday. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 55.20 points at 33,745.40. The S&P 500 index fell 0.81 points at 4,127.99, while the Nasdaq composite was down 50.19 points at 13,850.00. "We're seeing rather modest moves to the downside today and a flat market, effectively, in Canada," said Craig Fehr, investment strategist with Edward Jones. "I think it's broadly a reflection of the markets sitting in a holding pattern today ahead of some impactful data later this week as earnings season kicks off with the big U.S. banks, as well as some inflation readings." Investors are continuing to focus on the economic recovery as well as concerns about inflation and rising bond yields. JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo report quarterly results on Wednesday, while Bank of America and Citigroup report on Thursday. Meanwhile, the U.S. consumer price index for March is to be released on Tuesday. "We've seen a pattern over the past few weeks of equities rallying to new highs and then taking a breather and I think today qualifies as one of those days where equities are taking a breather," said Fehr. A sign of investor unrest was seen in market reaction to first-quarter results from Canadian cannabis company Aphria Inc., which closed down $2.89, or 14.19 per cent, to $17.47. Aphria blamed pandemic lockdowns as it reported a $361-million loss compared with a profit of $5.7 million in the same quarter a year earlier. It noted an adjusted loss of $47.9 million or 15 cents per share for the quarter compared with an adjusted loss of $9.8 million or four cents per share in the same quarter last year. Other cannabis companies also lost ground as the health-care sector fell 5.61 per cent. Fehr doesn't cover Aphria but said markets are watching closely for disappointing results. "I would suspect that as we advance this year, companies that are trading at very high valuation multiples that are already pricing in really good results are likely to be punished if they come up short of those expectations," he said. "That might add a little bit of volatility in the market." Canadian markets are still being buoyed by Statistics Canada's report Friday that 303,000 jobs were added in March and the unemployment rate fell to 7.5 per cent, Fehr said. The Canadian dollar traded for 79.66 cents US on Monday compared with 79.72 cents US on Friday. Financials staged a broad rise Monday, led by Manulife Financial, up 1.67 per cent to $27.47, while the boost in the consumer discretionary sector was led by Canadian Tire Corp., up 1.81 per cent to $186.77, and Spin Master Corp., up 1.79 per cent to $38.17. The May crude oil contract was up 38 cents at US$59.70 per barrel and the May natural gas contract rose three cents to US$2.56 per mmBTU. An energy sector slide of 0.27 per cent was broad-based but led by Arc Resources Ltd. and Meg Energy Corp. with 3.01 and 2.77 per cent declines in stock price. The June gold contract was down US$12.10 at US$1,732.70 an ounce and the May copper contract was down two cents at US$4.02 a pound. First Quantum Minerals Ltd. fell 6.87 per cent to $25.90 and Hudbay Minerals Inc. was off 6.38 per cent to $9.25 as the materials sector slipped 1.62 per cent. -- By Dan Healing in Calgary. This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 12, 2021. Companies in this story: (TSX:GSPTSE, TSX:CADUSD=X, TSX:ARX, TSX:MEG, TSX:FM, TSX:HBM, TSX:MFC, TSX:APHA) The Canadian Press
Family Access: Fighting for Children's Rights in conjunction with the Steel Partners Foundation—two non-profit organizations—are pleased to announce their upcoming international conference entitled "Helping Courts Understand the Phenomenon of Parental Alienation" is only six weeks away. The conference will be remote, meaning that it is a virtual conference featuring video presentations by mental health and legal professionals. The speakers include several of the world's foremost experts in pathological alignment, parental alienation, realistic estrangement, and related conditions.
Liquid Avatar Technologies Inc. (CSE: LQID / OTC:TRWRF / FRA:4T51) ("Liquid Avatar Technologies" or the "Company",), a global blockchain, digital-identity and fintech solutions company, together with ImagineAR Inc. (CSE:IP / OTCQB:IPNFF), an Augmented Reality platform company, are excited to announce that Oasis Digital Studios ("Oasis") has partnered with Apex Comics Group to publish Mr. Right, a new multimedia project by legendary Marvel Entertainment and pop culture veterans Tom DeFalco, Ron Frenz, and Sal Buscema.
Sam Allardyce has spearheaded a number of unlikely, late-season escape acts in the Premier League down the years. Leading West Bromwich Albion to safety this season would be his biggest triumph yet. It's improbable but certainly not out of the question after the team's second big win in little over a week, 3-0 over Southampton on Monday. Make that eight goals in two games for next-to-last West Brom, which was coming off a scarcely believable 5-2 victory at Chelsea at the start of April. It's a huge turnaround for a side which, until this recent flurry of goals, was the lowest scorer in the league with just 20 from its first 29 games. From appearing virtually certain of going down, West Brom suddenly has a fighting chance of staying up given the gap to Newcastle, which occupies the spot above the bottom three, is eight points with seven games remaining. “It’s not a big chance," said the 66-year-old Allardyce, who has never been relegated from England's top division in a managerial career spanning three decades. “Just a hope that we keep winning and the other teams lose. That’s all we can do.” The fixture schedule certainly isn't on the side of the man known as “Big Sam,” with games still to come against Leicester, Liverpool and West Ham — teams fighting for Champions League qualification — as well as trips to Arsenal and Leeds. No team will be scrapping harder than West Brom, though. Certainly Southampton, whose players possibly had one eye on Sunday's FA Cup semifinal against Leicester at Wembley Stadium, couldn't cope with Allardyce's team. Matheus Pereira, from the penalty spot, and Matt Phillips scored in a four-minute span from the 32nd and Callum Robinson added a third in the 69th. Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl called it a “non-performance” from his players. “If we play like this, we have no chance on Sunday,” he said. “When the first duel was lost, you could see we weren’t sharp enough to compete with a team like West Brom." CLOSER TO SAFETY Brighton is inching closer to safety, with a 0-0 draw against Everton moving the south-coast team seven points clear of the relegation zone. Everton was toothless without England striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin, who was missing because of a hamstring problem, and its best chance fell in the 90th minute to Alex Iwobi, who blazed a shot over the crossbar when free just inside the area. Everton's ambitions of qualifying for a European competition next season are fading, with Carlo Ancelotti's team in eighth place — six points off fifth-place Chelsea. Everton has a game in hand over all the teams higher in the standings, however. ___ More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/hub/soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Steve Douglas, The Associated Press
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Multiple people including a police officer were shot Monday at a high school in the east Tennessee city of Knoxville, authorities said, adding that the scene had been secured. There was no immediate report on the exact number of people shot or the extent of the victims' injuries. The school was the subject of media reports in February after three students were shot to death over a three-week span. Those earlier shootings did not take place in the school, and administrators at the time said students felt the arts magnet school was a safe space, according to a story in the Knoxville News Sentinel. The Knoxville Police Department tweeted that authorities were at the site of the shooting at Austin-East Performing Arts Magnet High School. The online posting said a Knoxville Police Department officer was reported among the victims. Bob Thomas, the superintendent of Knox County Schools, tweeted later Monday that a shooting had occurred but the building had been secured. “The school building has been secured and students who were not involved in the incident have been released to their families," Thomas said. He added in a separate tweet that authorities were gathering information and about “this tragic situation" and that additional information would be provided later. Police urged people to avoid the area, adding a reunification site had been set up on a baseball field behind the school for students to be reunited with family. Details about the shooting remained sketchy and news outlets showed numerous police and emergency vehicles at the scene. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said it was sending agents to the scene. Gov. Bill Lee mentioned the shooting at a news conference but said he had little information. “I just wanted to make reference to that and ask, for those who are watching, online or otherwise, to pray for that situation and for the families and the victims that might be affected by that in our state," he said. Last week, the Republican governor signed off on legislation that would make Tennessee the latest state to soon allow most adults 21 and older to carry handguns – openly or concealed -- without first clearing a background check and training. Lee backed the legislation over objections from law enforcement groups, who argued that the state’s existing permit system provided an important safeguard for knowing who should or shouldn’t be carrying a gun. The law, which does not apply to long guns, will take effect July 1. The new measure also increases certain penalties. For example, theft of a firearm — now a misdemeanour that carries a 30-day sentence — will become a felony with a mandatory six month incarceration. It also makes exceptions for people with certain mental illnesses and criminal convictions. When asked earlier this year whether recent mass shootings in Georgia, Colorado and others gave him any concern about timing, Lee has previously said the increased penalties mean that “we in fact will be strengthening laws that would help prevent gun crimes in the future.” The Associated Press
VICTORIA — The British Columbia government is looking beyond the COVID-19 pandemic in its speech from the throne to other priorities including help for the economy, improved health care and taking on inequality. Lt.-Gov. Janet Austin delivered the speech in the legislature on behalf of the government outlining its priorities more than a year after the pandemic began and amid a third wave of surging infections. The speech says the province's NDP government will hire thousands of new workers for long-term care and fix cracks exposed in the system by COVID-19, improve surgery wait times and build new hospitals, including one in Surrey. It commits to record spending on infrastructure including replacing the George Massey Tunnel and building the Surrey-Langley SkyTrain line, as well as legislation to support a fund to help B.C. companies scale up and hire local workers. The government also promises to develop British Columbia's first anti-racism law and introduce legislation to remove barriers to accessibility and inclusion felt by those in B.C. with disabilities. It says the government is committed to raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour in June, and promises to get thousands of rental homes built while also expanding $10-a-day daycare. The speech says B.C. residents need to come together with the same spirit that saw them bang pots and pans for front-line workers last year. "It is this same spirit of common purpose that we must summon again to get us safely through to the end of the pandemic, so that we can start building towards that brighter future we know is possible," the speech says. This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 12, 2021. The Canadian Press
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Shares of Nuance Communications (NASDAQ: NUAN) climbed 16% on Monday after Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) announced an agreement to purchase the artificial intelligence-powered speech-recognition company. Microsoft will pay $56 per share for Nuance, or roughly 23% above its closing price on Friday. Nuance's tech will bolster Microsoft's healthcare cloud offerings.
MEV-2 launched in August and matched the orbit of Intelsat's 18-year-old satellite, which would have soon be due for decommissioning, having exceeded its original mission by some 5 years. In last night's operation, the MEV-2 spacecraft slowly approached IS-1002 and docked with it, essentially adding itself as a spare engine with a full tank. Last year the MEV-1 mission performed a similar operation, docking with Intelsat's IS-901 and changing its orbit.
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The third annual Earth Focus Environmental Film Festival, and the first to take place virtually in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, kicks off tonight through April 23rd from Southern California flagship PBS stations, PBS SoCal and KCET, along with national independent satellite network Link TV, with the West Coast premiere of Playing With Sharks, the extraordinary […]
MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Twins, Wild and Timberwolves all postponed games scheduled for Monday because of safety concerns following the fatal police shooting of a Black man and the potential for unrest in the area. Major League Baseball's Twins and Boston Red Sox were scheduled to begin a four-game series on Monday afternoon at Target Field. The Twins said their decision was made in consultation with MLB and state and local officials “out of respect for the tragic events that occurred yesterday.” There was no word yet about rescheduling or the status of games set for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. “We came to the conclusion that the right thing to do was for us to not play today, rooted in respect for the Wright family but also rooted in our mind in the safety of all of those involved in today’s game,” Twins president Dave St. Peter said. The NHL's Wild were supposed to host the St. Louis Blues on Monday night, a game the team said was postponed "out of respect for the community.” That game was rescheduled for May 12. The NBA also announced that Monday night's scheduled game between the Timberwolves and Brooklyn Nets was postponed “in light of the tragic events in the Minneapolis area.” The shooting of 20-year-old Daunte Wright occurred Sunday after a traffic stop in Brooklyn Center, a suburb adjacent to Minneapolis. The death sparked violent protests, with officers in riot gear clashing with demonstrators into Monday morning. The Brooklyn Center police chief said the shooting was accidental, as the officer involved intended to fire a stun gun and not a handgun during a struggle with Wright. Police were trying to arrest him on an outstanding warrant. Gov. Tim Walz announced a curfew from 7 p.m. Monday until 6 a.m. Tuesday for three counties that include Brooklyn Center, Minneapolis and the capital of St. Paul. The metropolitan area already has been on edge because of the ongoing trial of the first of four police officers charged in George Floyd’s death last May. “Our thoughts and prayers to the Wright family,” Red Sox manager Alex Cora said. “Obviously a tough situation, sad situation, especially in this area, right? It’s been tough the last 12 months, with everything that’s going on.” With security precautions already increased in downtown Minneapolis due to the trial of Derek Chauvin, the white officer whose knee was pressed on the neck of Floyd, a handcuffed Black man who died, the Red Sox were staying at a hotel outside the city. Most visiting teams stay within a few blocks of the ballpark. “When you make these decisions, you do so in a very preventative way and out of an abundance of caution,” St. Peter said. "With the unknown of what could transpire across our community in the next several hours was, I think, in our mind, enough of a risk, so to speak, that we felt it was in the best interest to allow everybody to go home and let’s assess kind of where we are tomorrow and we’ll make a decision about tomorrow’s game tomorrow.” ___ More AP MLB coverage: https://apnews.com/hub/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports More AP NHL: https://apnews.com/hub/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/hub/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Dave Campbell, The Associated Press
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High-speed internet is coming to more than 1,850 houses and businesses in rural Huron County as part of a $15-million broadband expansion. The network will be brought to 335 kilometres of under-served roads by Southwestern Ontario Integrated Fibre Technology (SWIFT), a non-profit initiative launched in 2014 by the Western Ontario Wardens Caucus to subsidize the expansion of open-access, high-speed internet in the region's rural and under-served areas. “The pandemic has only further highlighted the importance of reliable internet,” Huron County Warden Glen McNeil said in a statement. “Access to broadband is essential for people to be able to connect, learn and do business.” For the Huron County project, the federal and provincial governments are each contributing $2.4 million, Huron County is adding $2.8 million, and the remainder is covered by 10 internet service providers awarded contracts. The project spans 1,854 homes and businesses and covers parts of the Lake Huron shore between Bayfield and Goderich, along with areas in the municipalities of Central Huron, South Huron, Huron East, Morris-Turnberry, North Huron and Howick. Service is expected to begin in some areas as early as February. SWIFT aims to bring high-speed internet to 50,000 households in Southwestern Ontario by 2024 as part of a $209-million initiative. "The construction of broadband infrastructure in Huron County will help businesses to expand, help create new job opportunities and connect more people to the services and information they need," Ernie Hardeman, the provincial minister of agriculture and rural affairs, said in a statement. firstname.lastname@example.org The Local Journalism Initiative is funded by the Government of Canada. Max Martin, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, London Free Press
Aberdeen Asia-Pacific Income Investment Company Limited (TSX:FAP) (the "Company"), a closed-end investment company trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange, announced today that Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. ("ISS") and Glass Lewis & Co. ("Glass Lewis"), have each recommended that shareholders vote in favor of all proposed resolutions at the upcoming annual general and special meeting.