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MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Parents, schools and vaccine clinics rushed to begin inoculating younger adolescents Tuesday after U.S. regulators endorsed Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children as young as 12, a decision seen as a breakthrough in allowing classroom instruction to resume safely around the country. A handful of cities started offering shots to children ages 12 to 15 less than a day after the Food and Drug Administration gave the vaccine emergency use authorization for that age group. Most communities were waiting for a federal advisory committee that meets Wednesday to sign off on the move, while anxious families called clinics and pharmacies to ask about the soonest appointments. In Atlanta, 12-year-old Jane Ellen Norman got her first dose of the Pfizer vaccine at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Tuesday morning. The girl said she looked forward to having “a little bit more freedom.” Her mother, English Norman, said she also booked an appointment for her 14-year-old son immediately after learning that the FDA on Monday had declared the vaccine safe for the nearly 17 million 12- to 15-year-olds in the U.S. Now, the entire family – including Norman's husband, a physician, and their 17-year-old son – has begun the vaccination process. “We’re five for five,” the 52-year-old artist said. Most COVID-19 vaccines worldwide have been authorized for adults. Pfizer’s vaccine is being used in multiple countries for teens as young as 16, and Canada recently became the first to expand use to children 12 and up. Parents, school administrators and public health officials elsewhere have eagerly awaited approval for the shot to be made available to more young people. The official sign-off on the vaccine's use in the 12-15 age group will not occur until at least Wednesday, when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention committee meets. Local governments that began offering shots right away viewed the FDA decision on Monday as enough of a green light to start the process. “Under all relevant legal authority, once the FDA gives approval, a prescriber is permitted to prescribe the vaccine,” Kelly Cofrancisco, a spokesperson for Pennsylvania's Montgomery County, said as shots for residents 12 and up started Tuesday. In the Kansas City area, Children’s Mercy Hospital has run vaccine clinics for 16- to 21-year-olds since last month and plans to expand them to cover the younger ages soon. Dr. Ryan McDonough, a pediatrician who oversees the COVID-19 vaccine clinics, said he has been deluged with calls from patients and texts from friends and relatives wanting to sign up their kids. “It is about getting back to normal,” McDonough said. “It is about getting their kid in school five days a week. It is about going to see grandma and grandpa. It is about getting back to sports. It is all about normalcy, and people just want to get back to pre-pandemic life.” The Iowa-based grocery store chain Hy-Vee, which has 278 stores in eight Midwestern states, was looking to begin offering the vaccine to younger adolescents as soon as Thursday. Interest has been strong among parents, who deluged stores with calls and emails after the FDA signed off on the vaccine, Hy-Vee spokesperson Christina Gayman said. “Some people tried to go ahead and go online and make an appointment,” she said. “But we at this time have let those individuals know, ’Hey, we cannot vaccinate that age group just yet.’” Chicago, meanwhile, said it was ready to begin vaccinating people between 12 and 15 but would wait until Thursday to start administering shots. The city's public health commissioner, Dr. Allison Arwady, noted that the communities with the lowest vaccination rates continue to have the highest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases and rates of hospitalization and death — even in teens and young adults. “Help us increase vaccine uptake and get past COVID by bringing your whole family to get vaccinated together,” Arwady urged in a news release. Fifteen-year-old Elizabeth Goluszka was ready. For more than a year, she and her friends have celebrated birthdays and holidays at a distance. The teenagers left gifts outside each other's homes as a replacement for the parties they planned and then canceled as the pandemic wore on. Elizabeth said she also missed dance competitions and chatting with friends over lunch at Batavia High School in Chicago’s western suburbs. “I’m just so looking forward to getting back to a sort of normal high school experience, like having the homecoming dance and being able to have lunch with friends,” she said. Dr. Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez said her son, Nicolas, had hoped to be part of the clinical trials for the Pfizer but they were no longer signing up participants by the boy's 12th birthday. The family relocated this summer to San Antonio when Verduzco-Gutierrez accepted a new job and it’s been difficult for Nicolas to make friends or explore much. Attending classes in person helped, but there’s not much time to socialize at school. Masks and social distancing don’t make it any easier either, he said, and he's looking forward to getting vaccinated. "It will be really nice to be able to say, ‘Hey, want to go get ice cream or something?’” Nicolas said. The regulators' decision was good news to education officials in Massachusetts, where all high schools must resume in-person classes five days a week by Monday. Two-thirds already are doing so. “I think it is a great opportunity, obviously, to create even more safety in our schools for our students and our staff and getting closer to herd immunity,” said Russell Johnston, senior associate commissioner at the state’s Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. “I think it is really important.” But not everyone is eager. Polling by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that just 3 in 10 parents of children ages 12 to 15 say they would get their child vaccinated as soon as possible. One-quarter said they would wait a while to see how the vaccine is working. Indianapolis parent Inna Ekhaus said it was a “no-brainer” for her and her husband to get vaccinated to curb the spread of COVID-19 and to protect themselves. But after doing a risk-benefit analysis, she does not plan to take the couple's two sons, ages 13 and 10, to get inoculated. Ekhaus said her boys, who are otherwise healthy, got COVID-19 in October and reported only minor symptoms. “For the kids, I don’t think the due diligence has been done to show the long-term effects, and children’s bodies are still developing,” said the 38-year-old tech worker. ___ Foody and Tareen reported from Chicago. Associated Press Writer Angie Wang in Atlanta also contributed to this report. Heather Hollingsworth, Kathleen Foody And Sophia Tareen, The Associated Press
Dollarama Inc. (TSX: DOL) ("Dollarama" or the "Corporation") will hold its annual general meeting of shareholders (the "Meeting") on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. (ET). The Meeting will be conducted online only, via live audio webcast.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The two players in the most important relationship in Washington finally are ready for a face-to-face meeting. President Joe Biden’s sit-down on Wednesday with Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell and other congressional leaders comes as the White House accelerates its efforts to reach a bipartisan infrastructure agreement — or at least aims to show it’s trying. But McConnell is plainly stating in advance that he’s not interested in the plan as proposed. The president's meeting with McConnell, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy is the first formal gathering of the “big four” congressional leaders since the president took office — a late start after a tumultuous new year. But the timing is crucial for White House’s outreach on Biden’s two-pronged $4 trillion American jobs and families plans. At the center are Biden and McConnell, two stalwarts of the Senate who have traded expressions of friendship but whose ability to find political common ground seems limited. In a Washington controlled by Democrats by the slimmest of margins, it's unclear if they actually need each other to accomplish their political goals. Republicans have balked at the size of Biden's proposals — a sweeping plan that moves beyond roads and bridges to dramatically expand the social safety net — and at the president’s plan to pay for it with tax increases on the wealthy and corporations. But in recent days, Biden has deliberately and publicly opened the door further to compromise, explicitly saying that he was willing to negotiate the size of the overall package and the size of the tax hike. That echoes what White House staffers have been telling their Capitol Hill counterparts in the last week, according to administration officials. But it takes two to compromise. McConnell will arrive at the White House on Wednesday “cleareyed” about what Biden wants, according to a Republican familiar with his thinking who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the internal deliberations, and about whether the president truly needs his help to pass the legislation. Just days before the meeting, the Republican leader said his goal was simply, and essentially, to halt the Democratic president’s agenda. McConnell said “100% of my focus is stopping” the Biden administration, a comment that evoked his vow early in the Obama presidency to make the Democrat a one-term president. “I like him personally,” McConnell said of Biden later, softening his tone somewhat. “I want to do business with the president. But he needs to be a moderate. He said he was going to be a moderate during the campaign. I haven’t seen that yet.” Biden has long showcased his relationships with Republicans and made his ability to work across the aisle central to his governing ethos. But a growing number of Democrats believe it is wasted energy to try to work with a party that, in their view, too often turns obstructionist. Biden chuckled ruefully when told of McConnell’s remarks. “Look, he said that in our last administration, Barack, that he was going to stop everything — and I was able to get a lot done with him,” Biden said. Biden’s most notable deal-making success with McConnell came in the Obama-era fiscal showdowns during the rise of the tea party. As vice president, Biden was a trusted emissary to Capitol Hill for Obama, who had a chilly relationship with the Republican leader. The feeling was mutual for McConnell, who during the 2012 fiscal cliff crisis cut out White House negotiators to deal directly with Biden. “Is there anyone over there who knows how to make a deal?” the Republican wrote in his memoir, recalling a voicemail he left for the then-vice president. Rohit Kumar, a former deputy chief of staff for McConnell, said that “a lot of trust had been established” but noted that deals would be harder in the current, more polarized climate. "It’s not that they can’t find the political middle — it’s that their parties’ circles have gotten further apart,” Kumar said in a recent interview. White House aides were not surprised by McConnell’s declaration of defiance but believe that some common ground still is possible. Public polling suggests that the infrastructure plan, much like the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief law enacted in March, is popular with voters. But the COVID-19 bill did not receive a single GOP vote. Steve Ricchetti, a senior White House adviser, said Wednesday's meeting is meant to “focus this conversation to where the priorities are and the space to find common ground.” From there, he said, it will become clearer in coming weeks "when there will be a real accelerated and pretty comprehensive dialogue on all of the elements.” Biden and McConnell have so far had a relationship of necessity: What's unclear now is whether the president will need the senator's GOP votes. McConnell will carry a message that makes clear Republicans are unwilling to change the 2017 tax law, which they view as their signature domestic policy achievement, to pay for the investments, according to the Republican familiar with his thinking. Biden and McConnell have had a few brief encounters, including at the president’s joint address to Congress two weeks ago, and at least two phone calls, aides said. Aides said Biden would urge the Republicans to find some areas of agreement. He plans to stress to them that democracy itself is on trial and that the nation needs to prove that it can take care of its own as it grapples with the pandemic’s twin health and economic challenges. “The way the president is thinking about it is that you could spend the entire meeting talking about areas of disagreement,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Tuesday. “Or you could spend it seeking opportunity for common ground, and he is going to choose the latter.” The president has hosted a trio of key Democratic senators at the White House already this week, including moderates Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, both of whom the White House needs to keep on board for the massive spending bill. And on Thursday, Biden will meet with six Republican senators, including Sen. Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia, the ranking GOP member on infrastructure, to hear their plans for a smaller and more narrowly defined infrastructure bill. Aides said to expect Biden to host more Republicans in the weeks ahead of a soft Memorial Day deadline the White House set for gauging how feasible a bipartisan bill may be. Missing no opportunity, Biden buttonholed Louisiana senators John Kennedy and Bill Cassidy on an airport tarmac during a visit to their home state last week “I made the point -- not exactly in these words -- that everybody is for infrastructure, nobody is happy with crappy,” Kennedy recalled of the conversation. “There’s a way to do this deal — if the president will limit it to infrastructure and then let’s have a frank discussion about how to pay for it.” Biden’s response? “He listened,” Kennedy said. ___ Associated Press writer Josh Boak contributed to this report. Jonathan Lemire And Lisa Mascaro, The Associated Press
The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times eastern): 5:40 p.m. Alberta is reporting 1,449 new cases of COVID-19 and three more deaths linked to the virus. There are currently 24,998 active infections in the province. There are 705 people in hospital due to COVID-19, with 163 in intensive care. --- 4:50 p.m. Ontario says it will stop giving out first doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine for now due to an increased risk of a rare blood-clotting syndrome linked to the shot. The province's top doctor says the decision was made out of "an abundance of caution." Dr. David Williams says Ontario is preparing guidance for people who already received a first dose of AstraZeneca on what to do next. He stressed that AstraZeneca recipients made the right decision, based on the advice available at the time, to get that vaccine. Ontario's move comes hours after Alberta said it won’t give out more first doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine for the time being because there aren’t any confirmed shipments coming. --- 3:45 p.m. Saskatchewan is reporting 186 new cases of COVID-19, and four more people have died. Three of the people who died were in the northwest zone of the province and one was in the south central zone. The province is now dealing with 2,064 active cases. There are 162 people in hospital, 38 of whom are in intensive care. As of Monday, 8,514 cases of variants of concern had been identified by screening in Saskatchewan. Of the variants of concern with lineages identified by whole genome sequencing in Saskatchewan, the majority have been the B.1.1.7 variant, which was first detected in the United Kingdom. --- 1:40 p.m. Manitoba is reporting 329 new COVID-19 cases and no new deaths. The five-day average test-positivity rate remains high at 12 per cent provincially and 14.2 per cent in Winnipeg. The province has also lowered to minimum age for vaccines among the general population to 24 from 30. --- 1:25 p.m. Quebec is lifting COVID-19 emergency measures Monday in the Outaouais region, located in the western part of the province by the border with Ontario. Premier François Legault says schools in that region will reopen, the curfew will be pushed back to 9:30 p.m. from 8 p.m. and non-essential businesses can reopen. The premier is asking police in the area to continue to watch for Ontarians who cross into Quebec illegally. Legault says emergency measures will end Monday in Rimouski, northeast of Quebec City, but will remain in the rest of the Bas-St-Laurent region. --- 1:20 p.m. Nova Scotia is reporting 118 new cases of COVID-19 today, virtually all of them in the area that includes Halifax. The province now has 1,591 active cases, with 64 people in hospital, including 10 in intensive care. Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia's chief medical officer of health, issued a brief statement urging residents to stick close to home. Meanwhile, the Nova Scotia government says people aged 40 and older can now book appointments for the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. --- 12:35 p.m. Newfoundland and Labrador health authorities are reporting 15 new cases of COVID-19. Officials say all of the infections identified are linked to travel or to previously known cases. There are now 77 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, including one person in hospital due to the disease. Meanwhile, authorities are advising all students and staff at a small all-grade school in western Newfoundland to get tested to determine if there has been transmission within the school. --- 11:55 a.m. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government is working with the government of Nunavut after a spike in COVID-19 cases in the territory. Trudeau says as soon as numbers started going up, the federal government moved quickly to keep people safe by sending more PPE and medical equipment. But he says even more help is needed. He says new funding will help with everything from food security for communities with active cases, to providing better IT equipment for students who need to do remote learning, to additional health supports to protect people. --- 11:45 a.m. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says almost 50 per cent of eligible adults in Canada have received at least one shot of COVID-19 vaccine. He says by the summer, Canada will have enough vaccines so that every eligible resident will have gotten their first dose, and by September, it will have enough doses for everyone to be fully vaccinated. He says we can have a better, "one-dose" summer, as long as restrictions remain in place for case numbers to go down and more than 75 per cent of Canadians get their first dose. And he says a one-dose summer sets us up for a "two-dose fall," when Canadians will be able to talk about going back to school, back to work, and back to more normality. --- 11:35 a.m. The Manitoba government says it has issued more tickets to people for attending anti-mask rallies and breaking the limit on public gatherings. The province says 22 tickets have been issued in relation to a rally outside the Law Courts building in Winnipeg last week. Two tickets were issued related to a rally in Winkler May 1, and eight tickets have been handed out after a rally in Winnipeg the same day. --- 11:25 a.m. Quebec is reporting 660 new COVID-19 cases today and nine more deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus, including one in the previous 24 hours. Health officials say hospitalizations dropped by three, for a total of 540, and 128 people were in intensive care, a rise of five. The province says it administered 61,051 additional doses on Monday; more than 43 per cent of Quebecers have received at least one dose of the COVID-19. Quebec has reported a total of 359,456 COVID-19 cases and 11,002 deaths linked to the virus. --- 11:15 a.m. New Brunswick is reporting two new cases of COVID-19 today. Health officials say one case is in the Fredericton area and the other is in the Bathurst region; both are under investigation. New Brunswick has 136 active reported cases. Seven patients are hospitalized with the disease in New Brunswick, including three in intensive care; four New Brunswickers are hospitalized with COVID-19 out of province. --- 11:00 a.m. Alberta says it won't give out more first doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine for the time being. The provincial health department says the decision was made because there aren't any confirmed shipments of AstraZeneca coming, and the province only has 8,400 doses of it left. As such, they will save what they have for second doses. The department says unlike with AstraZeneca, Alberta is receiving the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines in large and consistent shipments, with more than 236,000 doses arriving this week alone. --- 10:55 a.m. There are 2,073 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Ontario today and 15 additional deaths from the virus. Health Minister Christine Elliott says 685 of the new infections are in Toronto, 389 are in Peel Region and 231 are in York Region. She says the numbers are based on more than 28,100 tests completed since the last daily report. The province says there are currently 1,782 people hospitalized with COVID-19, including 802 in intensive care units. --- 10:25 a.m. Nunavut is reporting 14 new cases of COVID-19 today, all in the capital city of Iqaluit. There are now 75 active cases in Nunavut, all in the city of about 8,000 people. Three people have also been hospitalized in Ottawa since the first case was declared in Iqaluit on April 14. Iqaluit remains under a strict lockdown, with all schools, businesses and workplaces closed and travel restricted. To date, about 80 per cent of Iqaluit's adults have received at least one dose of the Moderna vaccine and about 50 per cent have received both doses. --- This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 11, 2021. The Canadian Press
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KNOXVILLE, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa woman who stabbed her estranged husband's girlfriend to death was found guilty Tuesday of first-degree murder. A Marion County jury deliberated for less than an hour before convicting Michelle Boat in the May 18, 2020, death of 46-year-old Tracy Mondabough, who was stabbed as she sat in her truck in Pella, The Ottumwa Courier reported. Boat acknowledged on Monday that she killed Mondabough, of Ottumwa. Her lawyer, Trevor Anderson, argued during the trial that the killing wasn't premediated and that jurors should convict Boat of the lesser charge of voluntary manslaughter. Andersen said Boat snapped after the sudden breakup of her 20-year marriage and amid the uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic, which left her jobless and with only $6 at the time of the killing. Boat reacted when she saw her husband, Nicholas Boat, kiss Mondabough that day, he said. “I don’t want you to sympathize with Mrs. Boat,” Andersen said. “I don’t want you to give her mercy. She doesn’t deserve it. She killed someone seat-belted in her truck, with no weapon — killed her and left her for dead, drove off. That is not asking for sympathy when I ask you to consider why.” Jared Harmon, an assistant Marion County prosecutor, said during closing arguments that evidence showed Boat had planned the killing, including warning texts she had sent Mondabough. She also gathered everything she needed, such as the knife, gloves and binoculars, while waiting for an opportunity to kill the victim, he said. “Michelle Boat didn’t act because of some sudden, irresistible provocation," Harmon said. "She was the provocation.” The first-degree murder conviction carries a mandatory sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole. A sentencing date has not yet been set. The Associated Press
DALLAS (AP) — A federal judge dismissed the National Rifle Association’s bankruptcy case Tuesday, leaving the powerful gun-rights group to face a New York state lawsuit that accuses it of financial abuses and aims to put it out of business. The judge was tasked with deciding whether the NRA should be allowed to incorporate in Texas instead of New York, where the state is suing in an effort to disband the group. Though headquartered in Virginia, the NRA was chartered as a nonprofit in New York in 1871 and is incorporated in the state. Judge Harlin Hale said in a written order that he was dismissing the case because he found the bankruptcy was not filed in good faith. “The Court believes the NRA’s purpose in filing bankruptcy is less like a traditional bankruptcy case in which a debtor is faced with financial difficulties or a judgment that it cannot satisfy and more like cases in which courts have found bankruptcy was filed to gain an unfair advantage in litigation or to avoid a regulatory scheme," Hale wrote. His decision followed 11 days of testimony and arguments. Lawyers for New York and the NRA’s former advertising agency grilled the group’s embattled top executive, Wayne LaPierre, who acknowledged putting the NRA into Chapter 11 bankruptcy without the knowledge or assent of most of its board and other top officers. “Excluding so many people from the process of deciding to file for bankruptcy, including the vast majority of the board of directors, the chief financial officer, and the general counsel, is nothing less than shocking,” the judge added. Phillip Journey, an NRA board member and Kansas judge who had sought to have an examiner appointed to investigate the group’s leadership, was concise about Hale's judgment: “1 word, disappointed,” he wrote in a text message. LaPierre pledged in a statement to continue to fight for gun rights. “Although we are disappointed in some aspects of the decision, there is no change in the overall direction of our Association, its programs, or its Second Amendment advocacy,” LaPierre said via the NRA's Twitter account. “Today is ultimately about our members — those who stand courageously with the NRA in defense of constitutional freedom. We remain an independent organization that can chart its own course, even as we remain in New York to confront our adversaries.” Lawyers for New York Attorney General Letitia James argued that the case was an attempt by NRA leadership to escape accountability for using the group’s coffers as their personal piggybank. But the NRA’s attorneys said it was a legitimate effort to avoid a political attack by James, who is a Democrat. LaPierre testified that he kept the bankruptcy largely secret to prevent leaks from the group’s 76-member board, which is divided in its support for him. The NRA declared bankruptcy in January, five months after James’ office sued seeking its dissolution following allegations that executives illegally diverted tens of millions of dollars for lavish personal trips, no-show contracts and other questionable expenditures. James is New York's chief law enforcement officer and has regulatory power over nonprofit organizations incorporated in the state. She sued the NRA last August, saying at the time that the “breadth and the depth of the corruption and the illegality” at the NRA justified its closure. James took similar action to force the closure of former President Donald Trump’s charitable foundation after alleging he used it to advance business and political interests. During a news conference after the ruling, James said she read transcripts of LaPierre's testimony, which was “filled with contradictions.” She reiterated that she intends to see the NRA dissolved, which ultimately would be decided by a judge, not the attorney general. The discovery process in her lawsuit is ongoing, James said, and she expects a trial to happen sometime in 2022. “There are individuals and officers who are using the NRA as their personal piggy bank and they need to be held accountable," James said. Shannon Watts, who founded Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, said in a serious of tweets that the bankruptcy dismissal “comes at the worst possible time for the NRA: right as background checks are being debated in the Senate.” “It will be onerous if not impossible for the NRA to effectively oppose gun safety and lobby lawmakers while simultaneously fighting court battles and mounting debt,” said Watts, whose organization is part of the Michael Bloomberg-backed Everytown for Gun Safety. The NRA's financial standing has been upended by the coronavirus pandemic. Last year, it laid off dozens of employees, canceled its national convention and scuttled fundraising. The NRA’s bankruptcy filing listed between $100 million and $500 million in assets and between $100 million and $500 million in liabilities. Still, the organization claimed in announcing the move that it was “in its strongest financial condition in years.” ___ Sisak reported from New York. Jake Bleiberg And Michael R. Sisak, The Associated Press
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. and SALT LAKE CITY, May 11, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Verb Technology Company, Inc. (NASDAQ: VERB) ("VERB" or the "Company"), a leader in interactive video-based sales enablement applications, including interactive livestream ecommerce, webinar, CRM and marketing applications for entrepreneurs and enterprises, today announced that it will host a conference call to discuss its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2021 on Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern time (12:00 p.m. Pacific time). Financial results will be issued in a press release prior to the call. VERB CEO Rory J. Cutaia and CFO Jeff Clayborne will host the conference call, followed by a question-and-answer period. VERB Q1 2021 Earnings CallDate: Thursday, May 13, 2021Time: 3:00 p.m. Eastern time (12:00 p.m. Pacific time) To access by phone: Please call the conference telephone number 10-15 minutes prior to the start time. An operator will register your name and organization. U.S. dial-in number: 1-877-407-4018International number: 1-201-689-8471 To access by webcast: A live and archived webcast will also be available. Webcast link: http://public.viavid.com/index.php?id=144966 A telephonic replay of the conference call will be available after 6:00 p.m. Eastern time on the same day through Thursday, May 27, 2021.Toll-free replay number: 1-844-512-2921International replay number: 1-412-317-6671Replay ID: 13719830 About VERBVerb Technology Company, Inc. (Nasdaq: VERB) transforms how businesses attract and engage customers. The Company’s Software-as-a-Service, or SaaS, platform is based on its proprietary interactive video technology, and comprises a suite of sales enablement business software products offered on a subscription basis. Its software applications are available in over 60 countries and in more than 48 languages to large enterprise and small business sales teams that need affordable, easy-to-use, and quick-to-get-results sales tools. Available in both mobile and desktop versions, the applications are offered as a fully integrated suite, as well as on a standalone basis, and include verbCRM (Customer Relationship Management application), verbLIVE (Interactive Livestream eCommerce and Video Webinar application), verbTEAMS (a Self On-boarding version of verbCRM with built-in verbLIVE and Salesforce synchronization for small businesses and solo entrepreneurs), and verbLEARN (Learning Management System application). The Company has offices in California and Utah. For more information, please visit: www.verb.tech. Investor Relations Contact:email@example.com Media Contact:855.250.2300, firstname.lastname@example.org
A group of 16 international business and policy leaders today published an open letter to U.S. President Joseph R. Biden calling on him to "demonstrate decisive U.S. leadership now" to combat increasingly deadly Covid-19 outbreaks in Latin America, Europe and Asia.
Bolivia's government said on Tuesday it had signed a deal for a potential 15 million Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines but with a twist: another manufacture would make the shots and Bolivia would need the World Trade Organization to waive the drug's patent. The South American country, scrabbling for vaccines like many in the region, said it had applied to the WTO to green-light a vaccine waiver so Canadian company Biolyse Pharma Corp could make the doses.
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It's only Tuesday, but Novavax (NASDAQ: NVAX) is already having an ugly week. After its stock sank on Monday despite a not-bad first-quarter earnings report, on Tuesday, it was hit by an analyst's price target cut and the shares plummeted again, closing the session almost 14% lower. In his new research note, Jefferies (NYSE: JEF) prognosticator Kelechi Chikere sliced his price target on Novavax stock from $310 to $235.
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BAY SHORE, N.Y. (AP) _ Air Industries Group (AIRI) on Tuesday reported a loss of $152,000 in its first quarter. The Bay Shore, New York-based company said it had a loss of less than 1 cent on a per-share basis. The maker of parts for the aerospace industry and defense contractors posted revenue of $13.7 million in the period. In the final minutes of trading on Tuesday, the company's shares hit $1.17. A year ago, they were trading at $1.08. _____ This story was generated by Automated Insights (http://automatedinsights.com/ap) using data from Zacks Investment Research. Access a Zacks stock report on AIRI at https://www.zacks.com/ap/AIRI The Associated Press
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Electoral boundaries are changing for the town of Three Rivers. The resolution was passed at the municipality's regular council meeting Monday night. Currently, Three Rivers has 10 wards and 12 councillors. But by the next election, that will go down to four wards with eight councillors. Mayor Ed MacAulay said there's been a lot of discussion on the topic, and it's been divisive. But he's hopeful the changes will make things clearer for constituents. "I think going forward, you know, it'll be less confusing when you know where your ward is and who represents you in your ward," he said. "I think it'll probably communicate a lot easier. I think right now with 10 wards, it's been fairly challenging for people to know, 'Where exactly am I? Am I in this ward or that ward?' and so on, so I think it'll be more simplified. Ten councillors were in favour of the change, with two opposed. The new maps are available on the municipality's website. More from CBC P.E.I.
MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI), a leading provider of research-based indexes and analytics, announced the results of the May 2021 Semi-Annual Index Review for the MSCI Equity Indexes - including the MSCI Global Standard, MSCI Global Small Cap and MSCI Micro Cap Indexes, the MSCI Global Value and Growth Indexes, the MSCI Frontier Markets and MSCI Frontier Markets Small Cap Indexes, the MSCI Global Islamic Indexes, the MSCI US Equity Indexes, the MSCI US REIT Index, the MSCI China A Onshore Indexes and the MSCI China All Shares Indexes. All changes will be implemented as of the close of May 27, 2021. These changes have been posted on the Index Review web page on MSCI's web site at https://www.msci.com/index-review.