The Group Chat gets together to discuss unheralded players that are having low-key breakout seasons.
The Group Chat gets together to discuss unheralded players that are having low-key breakout seasons.
Covid-cautious festival cancellations dampen ‘great British summer’ hopesPromoters cite financial risk of staging events that the government could shut down at short notice Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage Boomtown festival, seen here in August 2018, is the third in a week to cancel. Photograph: Will Ed Smith/GuardianWitness
Shareholder rights law firm Robbins LLP reminds investors that 3D Systems Corp. (NYSE: DDD) and its officers and directors have been sued for alleged violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 between May 6, 2020 and March 1, 2021. 3D Systems provides comprehensive 3D printing and digital manufacturing services and digital design tools.
Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (TSX: CP) (NYSE: CP) today issued the following statement regarding Canadian National's unsolicited offer to acquire Kansas City Southern ("KCS"):
Stocks on Wall Street fell for a second straight day on Tuesday as a global spike in coronavirus cases hit travel-related shares and investors had second thoughts about big U.S. banks' apparently stellar earnings last week. Kansas City Southern surged 15.2% on the prospect of a bidding war after Canadian National offered about $30 billion for the U.S. railroad, some $5 billion more than an earlier offer from Canadian Pacific. Shares of airline operators and cruiseliners including JetBlue Airways, American Airlines, Norwegian Cruise Line and Carnival Corp, which were hammered last year during lockdowns but have climbed recently on the reopening hopes, fell more than 4%.
TORONTO — Canada's main stock index had its worst day in nearly seven weeks on profit-taking following record highs and investor sentiment being weighed down by "scary virus counts" in some regions. The S&P/TSX composite index closed down 163.64 points to 19,040.78. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 256.33 points at 33,821.30. The S&P 500 index was down 28.32 points at 4,134.94, while the Nasdaq composite was down 128.50 points at 13,786.27. The Canadian dollar traded for 79.54 cents US compared with 79.88 cents US on Monday. The June crude oil contract was down 76 cents at US$62.67 per barrel and the May natural gas contract was down 2.2 cents at US$2.73 per mmBTU. The June gold contract was up US$7.80 at US$1,778.40 an ounce and the May copper contract was down 2.5 cents at US$4.21 a pound. This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 20, 2021. Companies in this story: (TSX:GSPTSE, TSX:CADUSD=X) The Canadian Press
Canada Silver Cobalt Works Inc. (TSXV: CCW) (OTCQB: CCWOF) (Frankfurt: 4T9B) (the "Company" or "Canada Silver Cobalt"), announces that the Annual General Meeting was held today, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 and is pleased to report that all resolutions were approved with over 98.38% voting in favour in all categories. Resolutions passed are listed below.
Dallas Cowboys cornerback Rashard Robinson was suspended for two games Tuesday for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancers. Robinson will be eligible for all preseason practices and games. The sixth-year player’s suspension will begin going into Week 1 of the regular season.
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., April 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Yellow Corporation (NASDAQ: YELL) is recruiting employees for new positions in Everett, Washington. On Tuesday, April 27, Yellow will host a hiring event as the trucking company looks to fill jobs including dock workers, linehaul drivers, local drivers and box truck drivers. Yellow intends to hire qualified individuals immediately for 19 jobs in Everett with more positions open nationwide. Yellow is the second largest less-than-truckload carrier and the fifth largest transportation company in North America. Yellow’s 30,000 employees are based in all 50 states as well as Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico. Yellow’s Everett hiring event is among more than two dozen similar recruiting events taking place across America between now and July. By the end of 2021, Yellow aims to hire thousands of new employees nationwide with at least 1,500 of those positions earmarked for commercial drivers. “Seventy percent of America’s freight moves on our nation’s highways, so it’s essential that the industry continue to ramp up hiring to keep the U.S. supply chain humming along,” said Darren Hawkins, Chief Executive Officer of Yellow. “Yellow pays very competitive wages and offers outstanding healthcare benefits for employees,” said Mr. Hawkins. “For those with trucking experience or not, or folks looking for a new opportunity or needing to make a job change due to pandemic fallout, it’s an exciting time to build a career and a future at Yellow.” “Hiring is our number one priority,” said Hawkins. “Our freight professionals serve as the economic lifeline to nearly every community in America. Transportation and trucking people are patriots.” On Tuesday, April 27, Yellow’s recruiting event will take place at its Reddaway Everett terminal, 9501 24th Place West, Everett, Wash. from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Candidates will have the opportunity to interview with hiring managers and receive assistance with applications and paperwork. No reservation is necessary. For more information or to apply, please visit www.MyYellow.com, and click “Careers” in the top right. About Yellow Corporation Yellow Corporation has one of the largest, most comprehensive logistics and less-than-truckload (LTL) networks in North America with local, regional, national, and international capabilities. Through our teams of experienced service professionals, Yellow Corporation offers industry-leading expertise in flexible supply chain solutions, ensuring customers can ship industrial, commercial, and retail goods with confidence. Yellow Corporation, headquartered in Overland Park, Kan., is the holding company for a portfolio of LTL brands including Holland, New Penn, Reddaway, and YRC Freight, as well as the logistics company HNRY Logistics. Please visit our website at www.myyellow.com for more information. Media Contacts: Mike Kelley 913-696-6121 Heather Nauert email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Investor Contact: Tony Carreño 913-696-6108 email@example.com
Netflix revealed that it will spend over $17 billion on content this year, according to its first-quarter earnings report. “As we’ve noted previously, the production delays from Covid-19 in 2020 will lead to a 2021 slate that is more heavily second half weighted with a large number of returning franchises,” said the company in its […]
The State Department has updated its travel warnings to better reflect the advice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it said, meaning that as of Tuesday, approximately 80% of countries are now a "Level 4: Do Not Travel" on its advisory. "In light of those risks, the Department of State strongly recommends U.S. citizens reconsider all travel abroad," it said in a new notice Monday. Several countries, such as India, are seeing enormous spikes in cases of COVID-19, and the World Health Organization has reported that the average number of cases reported daily worldwide is now higher than it has ever been.
The pair have reportedly been together for 10 months.
A Mexican judge on Tuesday blocked part of a federal telecommunications law requiring cellphone users to give telecom providers their personal data for a biometric registry. The judge's provisional measure blocks a reform to the law that would put customers at risk of having their lines canceled if they refused to submit their data, according to the judicial filing. Supporting lawmakers argued that the registry, approved by the Senate last week, was necessary to reduce crime, including extortion and kidnapping, by making it harder for criminals to remain anonymous when opening new cellphone lines.
Moderna announces new supply agreement with Israel for 2022.
Shares of United Airlines tumbled by 8.5% Tuesday after the airline reported a larger first-quarter loss than expected and suggested that key business and international travel won't recover significantly until next year. United reported a first-quarter loss of $1.36 billion after the market closed Monday. Business and international travel are still down about 80% from pre-pandemic levels. “It's not likely that that is going to change tomorrow,” CEO Scott Kirby said during a call with investors Tuesday. “They are going to gradually get better as business travel comes back and as borders reopen.” Kirby predicted that business travel will begin picking up in the fall as people return to office buildings but won't hit full stride until January — after companies “put business travel back into the budget — it’s not in the budget for this year.” International travel, Kirby said, will depend on the lifting of virus-related restrictions. That too might not happen until next year, he said. This week United announced new flights to Greece, Croatia and Iceland, and Kirby is hoping that restrictions between the U.S. and United Kingdom will be eased by summer for vaccinated passengers. On the flip side, the State Department said Monday that Americans should reconsider foreign travel because of high rates of COVID-19 in most countries. Before the pandemic, United's fortunes relied roughly equally on U.S. leisure travel, business travel, and international flyers. Domestic leisure travel is the only one that is even close to normal levels, accounting for most of the airline's passengers right now. However, vacationers usually pay lower fares, which is crimping revenue at United and other airlines. Chicago-based United's first-quarter loss, excluding federal payroll aid and other temporary items, was slightly larger than analysts expected. The airline said, however, that it turned cash-flow positive in March, excluding certain costs, and will be profitable when business and long-haul international travel return to 65% of their 2019 levels, up from the current 20%. David Koenig, The Associated Press
WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden said Tuesday he was “praying the verdict is the right verdict” in the trial of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin. He said he believed the case, which had gone to the jury and put the nation on edge, was “overwhelming.” Biden told reporters he was only weighing in on the trial into the death of George Floyd, who died with Chauvin's knee on his neck, because the jury in the case had been sequestered. He said he called Floyd's family on Monday to offer prayers and “ can only imagine the pressure and anxiety they’re feeling.” “They’re a good family and they’re calling for peace and tranquility no matter what that verdict is,” Biden said a few hours before the verdict was to be announced. "I’m praying the verdict is the right verdict. I think it's overwhelming, in my view. I wouldn’t say that unless the jury was sequestered now.” The president has repeatedly denounced Floyd's death but had previously stopped short of weighing in on Chauvin's trial, with White House officials saying it would be improper to speak out during active judicial proceedings. On Tuesday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki repeatedly refused to explain Biden's comments, doing nothing to dispel the impression that he thought Chauvin should be found guilty. The White House has been privately weighing how to handle the upcoming verdict, including considering whether Biden should address the nation and dispatching specially trained community facilitators from the Justice Department, aides and officials told The Associated Press. Biden's comments came a day after Judge Peter Cahill, who is presiding over the trial, admonished elected officials about speaking out on the case. “I wish elected officials would stop talking about this case, especially in a manner that’s disrespectful to the rule of law and to the judicial branch and our function,” he said shortly after sending the jury to begin deliberations. Defence attorneys often cite remarks made by public officials as a reason to appeal a verdict, in part because they could poison the jury against the defendant. Cahill delivered his rebuke after rejecting a defence request for a mistrial based in part on comments from California Rep. Maxine Waters, who said “we’ve got to get more confrontational” if Chauvin isn’t convicted of murder. Speaking of politicians in general, the judge said, "I think if they want to give their opinions, they should do so in a respectful and in a manner that is consistent with their oath to the Constitution to respect a coequal branch of government. Their failure to do so, I think, is abhorrent.” He conceded to Chauvin's attorneys that Waters' comments could potentially be grounds for an appeal. On Monday, Cahill ordered that jurors be sequestered in an undisclosed hotel during their deliberations and instructed them to avoid all news about the case. Despite Cahill’s remarks, Brock Hunter, a criminal defence attorney and past president of the Minnesota Association of Criminal Defence Lawyers, said he considered a successful appeal over remarks like Waters’ and Biden’s extremely unlikely. “It’s inevitable that public officials are going to comment on a case and its impacts on communities,” he said. “Unless there is direct evidence that statements by a public official directly impacted a juror or jurors, I don’t think this even gets off the ground.” The jury resumed deliberations Tuesday morning after spending a few hours Monday discussing the case behind closed doors. In closing arguments earlier in the day, a prosecutor told jurors that Chauvin “had to know” he was squeezing the life out of George Floyd as he cried over and over that he couldn’t breathe and finally fell silent. Chauvin faces murder and manslaughter charges. Floyd’s brother, Philonise Floyd, told NBC's “Today” show that Biden “knows how it is to lose a family member ... so he was just letting us know that he was praying for us and hoping that everything would come out to be OK.” The verdict — and the aftermath — will be a test for Biden, who has pledged to help combat racism in policing, helping African Americans who supported him in large numbers last year in the wake of protests that swept the nation after Floyd’s death and restarted a national conversation about race. But he also has long projected himself as an ally of police, who are struggling with criticism about long-used tactics and training methods and difficulties in recruitment. The White House, meanwhile, stepped up preparations for the verdict. Psaki said administration officials had been in contact with leaders in Minnesota and in other cities and states that saw unrest after Floyd’s death last year. The FBI and the U.S. attorney’s office in Minnesota have been working with local officials to support law enforcement as they prepare for the possibility of unrest after the verdict, officials said. And the Justice Department has also dispatched specially trained community facilitators, according to a senior Justice Department official. The official could not discuss the plans publicly and spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity. The officials, part of the Justice Department’s Community Relations Service, tout themselves as “America’s Peacemaker” for mediating disputes in communities and holding listening sessions to help prevent future conflicts. A federal civil rights investigation, separate from the trial, remains ongoing. Several witnesses were subpoenaed earlier this year to appear before a federal grand jury considering charges against Chauvin. The Justice Department’s civil rights investigation has been focused on Chauvin and some of the witnesses, including other officers who worked with Chauvin, people familiar with the matter have told the AP. Chauvin was prepared to plead guilty to third-degree murder in George Floyd’s death before then-Attorney General William Barr personally blocked the plea deal last year. Barr rejected the deal in part because he felt it was too soon, as the investigation into Floyd’s death was still in its relative infancy, law enforcement officials said. ___ Associated Press writers Colleen Long, Doug Glass and Lolita C. Baldor contributed to this report. —- Find AP’s full coverage of the death of George Floyd at: https://apnews.com/hub/death-of-george-floyd Jonathan Lemire, Zeke Miller And Michael Balsamo, The Associated Press
UTEP football coach Dana Dimel and former softball coach Tobin Echo-Hawk received one-year show-cause restrictions and the athletic department was placed on a year's probation Tuesday over NCAA violations in both programs. The NCAA said the football team exceeded limits on the size of the coaching staff for two years by allowing offensive and defensive quality control coaches to provide instruction. Echo-Hawk allowed graduate assistants to provide instruction during extra workout sessions as part of violations of limits on the size of the coaching staff and daily and weekly limits on the number of hours athletes are allowed to practice, according to the NCAA.
Jurors set to return unanimous verdict on all three charges
Mid Penn Bank Promotes Heather Hall to Executive Vice President Heather Hall MILLERSBURG, Pa., April 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mid Penn Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: MPB), parent company of the wholly-owned subsidiaries Mid Penn Bank and MPB Financial Services, Inc., is proud to announce that Heather Hall has been promoted to Executive Vice President of Mid Penn Bank. In this role, Ms. Hall provides leadership and oversight of the Bank’s loan and deposit activities throughout the Capital and Lancaster County regions. “Heather is a proven leader who is dedicated to the continuing success of the Bank,” said Mid Penn Bank Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer, Scott Micklewright. “She has developed a dynamic team of professionals and leads by example through her dedication to customers and commitment to our organization.” Ms. Hall has been with Mid Penn Bank since 2016, when she joined the commercial banking group with a focus on developing Mid Penn Bank’s Commercial & Industrial lending presence in the mid-state and has been involved in some of the bank’s most significant deals. In 2020, she originated more than $118 million in commercial loans and was responsible for $32 million in new deposits. In addition to a career that demonstrates 20 years of success in the financial and banking industries, Heather is an active member of her community. She currently serves as a member of the Harrisburg Regional Chamber Board and their Finance Committee. Her previous volunteer positions include roles on the Board at both the Cultural Enrichment Fund and Channels Food Rescue, as well as volunteering with the United Way of the Capital Region, Sertoma International, and her church. In 2019, The Central Penn Business Journal selected Ms. Hall to receive the 2019 Women of Influence award. About Mid Penn BankMid Penn Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: MPB), headquartered in Millersburg, Pennsylvania, has been serving the community since 1868. Mid Penn Bank operates retail locations throughout the state of Pennsylvania and has total assets of $3 billion. Its footprint includes Berks, Bucks, Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Fayette, Lancaster, Luzerne, Montgomery, Northumberland, Schuylkill and Westmoreland counties. The Bank offers a comprehensive portfolio of products and services to meet the banking needs of the communities it serves. To learn more about Mid Penn Bank, visit www.midpennbank.com. A photo accompanying this announcement is available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/2785d3b1-93f8-4856-94e7-2baf1b03ebb3 CONTACT: Contact: Matthew Miller 717-257-9015 firstname.lastname@example.org
AM Best has placed under review with developing implications the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating (Long-Term ICR) of "bbb-" and the Long-Term Issue Credit Rating (Long-Term IR) of Hallmark Financial Services, Inc. (Hallmark Financial) [NASDAQ:HALL]. Concurrently, AM Best has placed under review with developing implications the Financial Strength Rating (FSR) of A- (Excellent) and the Long-Term ICRs of "a-" of the members of Hallmark Insurance Group (Hallmark Group). The companies’ operations are headquartered in Dallas, TX. (See below for a detailed listing of the companies and Credit Ratings [ratings].)
The Prime Minister was asked about his relationship with the American businesswoman during a live coronavirus briefing.