The Biden administration wants to spend $174 billion to boost electric vehicles and charging stations but its 2030 climate emissions reduction pledge released on Thursday does not include a firm date to phase out gasoline-powered vehicles. McCarthy said the administration had not determined how much it wanted to see emissions reduced from the vehicle sector by 2030 or what percentage of zero-emission vehicles must be on the road by then.
New York, New York--(Newsfile Corp. - April 22, 2021) - The following statement is being issued by Levi & Korsinsky, LLP:To: All persons or entities who purchased or otherwise acquired securities of Velodyne Lidar, Inc. ("Velodyne Lidar") (NASDAQ: VLDR) between July 2, 2020 and March 17, 2021. You are hereby notified that a securities class action lawsuit has been commenced in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. To get ...
VANCOUVER — Reports of money laundering at British Columbia casinos had the attention of the government a decade ago, says the interim leader of the Liberal party who was then the minister in charge of gaming. But Shirley Bond said Thursday civil forfeiture, gang violence and gambling addiction were also major concerns when the gaming file was part of her duties as the solicitor general and minister of public safety in 2011. She told the commission looking into money laundering in the province that as minister she implemented most recommendations of a government report on anti-money laundering strategies. However, the report's call to create a cross-agency task force to investigate and gather intelligence on suspicious activities at casinos was delayed under her watch, Bond said. The government appointed B.C. Supreme Court Justice Austin Cullen in May 2019 to lead the public inquiry into money laundering after three reports outlined how hundreds of millions of dollars in illegal cash affected B.C.'s real estate, luxury vehicle and gaming sectors. Bond said reports of money laundering at casinos were a matter of concern when gaming was part of her ministry. "I certainly think the government's response to media reports ... meant that it was on the government's radar screen," she said. "It certainly had government's attention." The responsibility for gaming was transferred away from Bond to another ministry in early 2012. Bond testified she could not recall being advised by top-ranking government gaming investigators that organized crime groups were suspected of providing large cash loans to casino patrons as part of a money laundering scheme. "To the best of my recollection, that was not raised directly with me as minister," she said. Bond said she never discussed reports of millions of dollars of suspicious cash at casinos being linked to money laundering and organized crime with former premier Christy Clark. "I do not remember having a specific conversation with her about that," said Bond. Clark told the public inquiry earlier this week she first heard from sources within the government in 2015 about a spike in suspicious cash at casinos. The inquiry is expected to hear testimony from more former and current B.C. politicians in the coming days. Former Liberal cabinet ministers Mike de Jong and Rich Coleman and current New Democrat Attorney General David Eby are scheduled to testify. Earlier Thursday, Premier John Horgan's top bureaucrat testified she did not tell Coleman, the former Liberal gaming minister, to stop the flow of illegal cash at casinos. Lori Wanamaker denied saying, "Rich, we have to do something about this," during a meeting with Coleman and former gaming investigator Larry Vander Graaf. "I would never refer to the minister by his given name," said Wanamaker, a former deputy minister in the Liberal government and now Horgan's deputy minister, cabinet secretary and head of the public service. The B.C. government granted the commission an extension in March to produce its final report, which is now due on Dec. 15. _ By Dirk Meissner in Victoria This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 22, 2021. The Canadian Press
“Avengers: Endgame,” which had its worldwide premiere two years ago, gave Tony Stark a well-deserved heroic ending. After proclaiming his titular line, “I am Iron Man,” Stark snapped his fingers and had Thanos and his Chitauri army disintegrated into dust. Even though wielding the power of the Infinity Stones killed him in the end, Stark […]
New York, New York--(Newsfile Corp. - April 22, 2021) - The Klein Law Firm announces that a class action complaint has been filed on behalf of shareholders of Lordstown Motors Corp (NASDAQ: RIDE) alleging that the Company violated federal securities laws.Class Period: August 3, 2020 and March 24, 2021Lead Plaintiff Deadline: May 17, 2021Learn more about your recoverable losses in RIDE:http://www.kleinstocklaw.com/pslra-1/lordstown-motors-corp-loss-submission-form?id=15055&from=5The filed complaint alleges that Lordstown Motors Corp made materially false and/or misleading statements ...
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Coalition of Organizations to Have Ongoing Dialogue to Help Address Challenges Affecting the AAPI CommunityNew York, NY, April 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In response to the historic increases in anti-Asian and Pacific Islander (AAPI) hatred, violence, and xenophobia, today leading organizations from diverse communities across the United States are calling for action and change. Like many Americans, the AAPI community has faced increased unemployment, food and housing insecurity, shuttering of local small businesses, and safety risks to frontline and healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hate and violence, fueled by fear and misinformation, have made an already difficult period even harder. In the past year alone, more than 3,800 incidents of violence and hatred have been reported against the AAPI community. Today’s call for action is being organized by Committee of 100, a nonprofit organization that works to ensure the full inclusion and participation of Chinese Americans in all aspects of American life. "We at the Committee of 100 are extremely saddened by the increased attacks against Chinese Americans and the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. Chinese Americans are Americans. Period. The violence and rhetoric now targeting our communities across the U.S. is horrific, sad, and unacceptable,” said Gary Locke, Chairman-Elect of Committee of 100. “For centuries now, the Chinese American and AAPI community continue to be seen as perpetual foreigners, strangers in our own homeland – America. We are extremely thankful to all of the AAPI and non-AAPI organizations for standing with us as we collectively work towards concrete actions that will address the roots of the violence and xenophobia directed at the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. Hate has no place in our society.” The rise in anti-Asian hate and violence is horrific and unacceptable. Each day another incident devastates America. In January, President Biden issued a presidential memorandum condemning racism, xenophobia, and intolerance against the 21 million AAPIs in the U.S. But we need action. United in the same spirit and mission, the 1990 Institute, American Jewish Committee (AJC), Anti-Defamation League (ADL), Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs (APAPA), Committee of 100, Council of Korean Americans, NAACP, National Asian/Pacific Islander Chamber of Commerce and Entrepreneurship (National ACE), National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund, National Urban League, and Partnership With Native Americans are calling for concrete action. The organizations all share common concerns and experiences around racism, violence, discrimination, and marginalization. We, the undersigned organizations call for law enforcement, elected officials, and government agencies to ensure a holistic response to the Anti-Asian hate problem, and recognize the urgent need to consider and act upon the following recommendations: We call on all elected officials – including governors, mayors, and members of Congress—to forcefully denounce all acts of anti-Asian American racism and bigotry.We call on the new U.S. Attorney General and the U.S. Department of Justice to set up a task force to specifically investigate and combat increased violence directed towards the AAPI community.We call on the Department of Justice to revisit its China Initiative and examine whether the program has caused the spike in increased prosecution of innocent Chinese American scientists.We call for the federal government to provide funding to state and local law enforcement agencies for education, training, and community outreach on bias incidents and crimes.We call on the federal government to combat misinformation and online extremism which has led to the increase in AAPI hate.We call on all law enforcement agencies to prioritize their response to criminal acts of bigotry, racism and hate inflicted on the AAPI community as well as other communities of color, whether verbal, physical or psychological.We call on all elected officials and lawmakers to ensure survivors of hate crimes have access to support services in languages used by their local communities.We call for the investigation and removal if warranted, of any public official, government employee, or law enforcement officer found to be stoking hate or discriminating against people of AAPI descent.We call on senior executives and those in leadership positions to ensure that the AAPI community has a voice at the table, including in the boardroom.We call on all concerned groups across all ethnicities to unite, explore concrete partnerships, and collaborate to bring forth a safer, better, and more ideal America. The undersigned organizations have also agreed to meet on a quarterly basis to continue discussion of joint programs, activities, and advocacy to combat anti-AAPI hate. Calling for Action “We call on everyone to join our vision for a positive environment for Asians in America and for U.S. relations with China,” said Dan Chao, Chairman of the Board, 1990 Institute. “The 1990 Institute provides information that affects the lives of Asian Americans, and indeed all Americans, to provoke thought on topical issues, including how the perceptions of China and the contributions of Asian Americans affect all Americans. Education leads to understanding and understanding leads to change. The 1990 Institute stands in solidarity with everyone standing up for our country's unity and humanity.” “The scourge of assaults on Asian Americans is horrific,” said David Harris, CEO, American Jewish Committee (AJC). “As American Jews who also have painfully experienced the fear and tragedy of hate, we join with our partners in the Asian American community to call on leaders to take concrete measures to address the violence. Silence is unacceptable. Unity in combating hate is absolutely imperative.” “There’s great strength in numbers, which is why it is so important for all Americans to join together with the AAPI community in speaking out against this scourge of hatred, and prejudice,” said Jonathan A. Greenblatt, ADL CEO and National Director. “Today, we issue a challenge to our elected, law enforcement and civic leaders to do more. Only through coordinated action can we prevent further acts of bias-motivated violence and hurtful scapegoating.” “APAPA strongly supports Committee of 100’s initiative to form a coalition across all communities in an effort to help address the challenges in the AAPI community,” said Ken Fong, Chair, APAPA. “The United States is at our greatest when we value every citizen regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, disability, and sexual orientation. If we are to lead the world, we must cherish people from all over the world!” “As a proud American organization dedicated to the advancement and inclusion of 5 million Chinese Americans across all aspects of American life, Committee of 100 has spoken out against discrimination and racism for more than 30 years,” said Zheng Yu Huang, President of Committee of 100. “This coalition across communities showcases the strength and impact we together possess. We thank all ofthe AAPI and non-AAPI organizations for joining with Committee of 100 to address racism, discrimination, and violence against the AAPI community. Collectively, we can work to put these horrificincidents in the past and move forward as one nation.” “Racism, xenophobia and discrimination impact all of our minority communities and are issues we must band together to defeat. We are proud to stand with our fellow national organizations representing AAPI, Black, Jewish, Latinx and other communities to fight for the protection and respect of all Americans,” said Abraham Kim, Ph.D., Executive Director, Council of Korean Americans. “In light of the horrific rise in hate incidents and violence against the AAPI community, we challenge our government officials, law enforcement agencies, business executives and civic leaders to act immediately, with courage and conviction, to ensure the safety and security of this community.” "We all have a responsibility to wake up each day and denounce hate in all forms and all communities," said Derrick Johnson, President and CEO of the NAACP. "As a human race, we do not exist in a vacuum and we cannot allow our normalcy to be that of violent attacks. We are committed to working together to push back against those that seek to harm." “During these difficult times, anti-Asian racism and violence are further damaging the small business community amidst this global pandemic. Now more than ever, we all have to be united, speaking out and standing together,” said Chiling Tong, Chief Executive Officer & President of the National Asian/Pacific Islander Chamber of Commerce and Entrepreneurship (National ACE). “We seek the support, allyship, and advocacy of other national organizations and large corporations to take action by addressing all forms of bias and racism that disproportionately and negatively impact our diverse communities. AAPI small businesses are not able to operate safely and need assistance now. National ACE calls on its partners to join in responding to the ongoing violence against the AAPI small business community by helping to educate employees, customers, and the public to intervene to halt these deplorable acts. We are proud and are #AAPISTRONG.” “After four years of policy and rhetoric that fanned the flames of bigotry and inspired acts of violence against communities of color, the pandemic exposed America’s racial fault lines and forced the nation to confront its legacy of white supremacy,” said Marc H. Morial, President and CEO, National Urban League. “The National Urban League stands in solidarity with our Asian-American brothers and sisters and urges the nation to seize the opportunity to create lasting change by emerging from this crisis a stronger nation.” “As our nation continues to reckon with the legacy and present-day manifestations of systemic racism, we must work together to advance justice and foster a society that promotes equality, opportunity, and freedom from racial hate and violence,” stated Arturo Vargas, CEO, NALEO Educational Fund. “The rise in violence and discrimination targeting the AAPI community that we are witnessing are horrifying and antithetical to the ideals we espouse as a nation that proclaims to value liberty, diversity, and inclusion. We must take a stand against this kind of hatred and xenophobia and adopt common-sense standards of anti-racism that promote equal justice and freedom from discrimination of any kind.” “PWNA respects and honors the diverse culture, history and concerns of all communities in America. As a Native American-serving organization, we know firsthand how U.S. systems and policies have created social injustice and disenfranchisement for those most vulnerable,” said Christina Kazhe, Chairman of the Board, Partnership With Native Americans. “As a nation, we’ve seen an overwhelming rise in hate crimes directed at Asian Americans since the onset of COVID-19. PWNA denounces all forms of racism against all populations who endure inequities on account of their race or ethnicity. We commend all those who are speaking up and championing hope for a brighter future.” Stay Connected & Engaged Chinese Americans and the broader AAPI community have made tremendous contributions to the fabric of American life for centuries. In February, the Economist Intelligence Unit released a report, commissioned by Committee of 100 and sponsored in part by Citi Private Bank, that looked at 175-years of Chinese American contributions. “From Foundations to Frontiers” can be downloaded for free at https://bit.ly/chineseamericanstories. Committee of 100 recently launched a bi-monthly newsletter called Combatting AAPI Hate, with the goal to highlight what AAPI organizations across the country are doing to combat the xenophobia, violence, and hate being cast upon the AAPI community. By having all information in one location, it will allow organizations to more effectively collaborate and plan their responses and efforts and to receive better support and awareness. If you have news you want to be considered for the next issue, email firstname.lastname@example.org and sign up for free at bit.ly/combattingAAPIhate. Follow 1990 Institute on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube or reach out at email@example.com. Follow ADL on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube or reach out at adl.org/contact. Follow AJC on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube or reach out at global.ajc.org/secure/contact-us. Follow APAPA on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram or reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow Committee of 100 on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Follow Council of Korean Americans on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, and LinkedIn, or reach out at email@example.com. Follow NAACP on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube or reach out at naacp.org/contact-us/. Follow National ACE on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn or reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow National Urban League on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and LinkedIn or reach out at nul.org/contact-us. Follow NALEO Educational Fund on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Follow Partnership With Native Americans on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram. About Committee of 100 Committee of 100 is a non-profit U.S. leadership organization of prominent Chinese Americans in business, government, academia, healthcare, and the arts focused on public policy engagement, civic engagement, and philanthropy. For over 30 years, Committee of 100 has served as a preeminent organization committed to the dual missions of promoting the full participation of Chinese Americans in all aspects of American life and constructive relations between the United States and Greater China. Visit https://www.committee100.org/ for more information. # # # CONTACT: Contact: Charles Zinkowski Director of Communications Committee of 100 email@example.com
Management changes also include Neill Char promoted to Executive Vice President of the Retail Banking Group Christopher Dods Christopher Dods named Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer for First Hawaiian Inc., and First Hawaiian Bank Mitchell Nishimoto Mitchell Nishimoto, First Hawaiian Bank Vice Chairman, Retail Banking Group to retire July 1, 2021. Neill Char Neill Char promoted to First Hawaiian Bank Executive Vice President, Retail Banking Group HONOLULU, April 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- First Hawaiian, Inc. (NASDAQ:FHB), (“First Hawaiian” or the “Company”) announced today that Christopher L. Dods has been named Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer, effective May 1, 2021 of the Company and its bank subsidiary, First Hawaiian Bank (the “Bank”). The Bank also will promote Neill Char to Retail Banking Group Executive Vice President effective May 1, 2021. Dods, 46, who was most recently Executive Vice President, Digital Banking and Marketing Group, will assume a new role as Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer, overseeing the Bank’s Enterprise Operations Services, Enterprise Technology Management, Information Technology, Digital Banking, Marketing and Communications and the Card Services Division. Dods joined First Hawaiian Bank in 2007 and has over 14 years of financial experience in the areas of Consumer Banking, Digital Banking, Marketing, Communications and Payments. He currently leads the Bank’s digital transformation strategy. “Chris has been leading significant initiatives in digital banking, card services, and the marketing areas of First Hawaiian,” said First Hawaiian Chairman, President and CEO Bob Harrison. “He has an incredible work ethic and is passionate about transforming the bank to better serve our customers.” “Having grown up with First Hawaiian Bank, the opportunity to join the bank 14 years ago and work alongside this dynamic team has been a true privilege,” said Christopher Dods, First Hawaiian Bank Executive Vice President, Digital Banking and Marketing Group. “I’m looking forward to working with Bob in this new capacity as we continue the bank’s 162-year history of building relationships with our customers and connecting them with the services and resources that can assist them with their financial needs.” Harrison today also announced the July 1, 2021 retirement of Mitchell Nishimoto, Vice Chairman of the Retail Banking Group, after a storied 35-year career at First Hawaiian. “Mitchell has been an exceptional leader throughout his remarkable career at First Hawaiian,” Harrison said. “Under his stewardship the retail banking group has successfully navigated an unprecedented amount of change. It is truly a testament to Mitchell’s management philosophy and practice that First Hawaiian Bank has continued to be recognized as one of Hawaii’s Best Places to Work, helping us grow to a $22.7 billion bank in 2021.” Mitchell Nishimoto will stay on through June to assist with the transition. Executive Vice President Neill Char, 50, who was named last August to the bank’s senior management committee as Executive Vice President and Commercial Banking Group Manager, will succeed Nishimoto as Executive Vice President in charge of the Retail Banking Group. In this role he will continue to lead the Commercial Banking Group, and also oversee First Hawaiian Bank’s entire branch network in Hawaii, Guam and Saipan. First Hawaiian, Inc. First Hawaiian, Inc. (NASDAQ:FHB) is a bank holding company headquartered in Honolulu, Hawaii. Its principal subsidiary, First Hawaiian Bank, founded in 1858 under the name Bishop & Company, is Hawaii’s oldest and largest financial institution with branch locations throughout Hawaii, Guam and Saipan. The company offers a comprehensive suite of banking services to consumer and commercial customers including deposit products, loans, wealth management, insurance, trust, retirement planning, credit card and merchant processing services. Customers may also access their accounts through ATMs, online and mobile banking channels. For more information about First Hawaiian, Inc., visit the Company’s website, www.fhb.com. Investor Relations Contact: Kevin Haseyama, CFA(808) firstname.lastname@example.orgMedia Contact:Susan Kam(808) email@example.com Photos accompanying this announcement are available at: https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/c68a965c-e778-492b-bcfd-b2acf1b927a2https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/a20138c0-f11a-46fa-803b-ac236b2526fdhttps://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/4dc5d0f6-a8b1-4c5d-a210-f0ae5316070b
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New York, New York--(Newsfile Corp. - April 22, 2021) - The following statement is being issued by Levi & Korsinsky, LLP:To: All persons or entities who purchased or otherwise acquired securities of Vroom, Inc. ("Vroom") (NASDAQ: VRM) between June 9, 2020 and March 3, 2021. You are hereby notified that a securities class action lawsuit has been commenced in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. To get more ...
CALGARY, Alberta, April 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pulse Seismic Inc. (TSX:PSD) (OTCQX:PLSDF) (“Pulse” or the “Company”) announced today the voting results from its annual meeting held in Calgary, Alberta on April 22, 2021. Each of the nominee directors listed in the Company’s management proxy circular dated March 15, 2021 was elected as a director, with a vote being conducted by ballot: Name of NomineeVotes For%Votes Withheld%Neal Coleman34,515,54099.97%10,9350.03%Paul Crilly34,510,50699.95%15,9690.05%Dallas Droppo34,507,86999.95%18,6060.05%Grant Grimsrud34,515,54099.97%10,9350.03%Robert Robotti34,510,35799.95%16,1180.05%Melanie Westergaard34,515,84899.97%10,6270.03% The “Say on Pay” shareholder advisory vote on Pulse’s approach to executive compensation was approved by 99.88% of the votes cast. The report on voting for the Meeting will be available at www.sedar.com and on the Company’s website at www.pulseseismic.com. An instant replay of the recorded annual meeting is available until May 22, 2021 by calling toll free at 1-800-408-3053 or local in Calgary at 905-694-9451, using passcode 8317944#. A recording is also posted on the Company website at www.pulseseismic.com. CORPORATE PROFILE Pulse is a market leader in the acquisition, marketing and licensing of 2D and 3D seismic data to the western Canadian energy sector. Pulse owns the largest licensable seismic data library in Canada, currently consisting of approximately 65,310 square kilometres of 3D seismic and 829,207 kilometres of 2D seismic. The library extensively covers the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin where most of Canada’s oil and natural gas exploration and development occur. For further information, please contact:Neal Coleman, President and CEOOrPamela Wicks, Vice President Finance and CFO Tel.: (403) 237-5559Toll-free: 1-877-460-5559E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgPlease visit our website at www.pulseseismic.com PDF available: http://ml.globenewswire.com/Resource/Download/c6f6ce3a-a8f1-4881-879c-d3a151c3ac86
A study found no mutations associated with a parent's exposure in the 1986 nuclear accident.
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The first death in the “Mortal Kombat” reboot occurs less than three minutes in, which is actually pretty coy. This is a movie, after all, based on a video game where the point is bloody violence. It may come as no surprise that “Mortal Kombat” swaggers when it comes to hand-to-hand combat: The effects are impressive, from the flips and slashes to the sound of blood gushing and the clunk of metal through bone.