New Portland Trail Blazers guard Norman Powell spoke about how he found about the trade, and his desire to stay with the Toronto Raptors.
New Portland Trail Blazers guard Norman Powell spoke about how he found about the trade, and his desire to stay with the Toronto Raptors.
Bryant-Denny Stadium was allowed to operate at 50 percent capacity for Saturday's game.
Boulter’s 6-4 6-1 victory over Giuliana Olmos secured Britain’s place at the elite level of the competition.
RADNOR, Pa., April 17, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The law firm of Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP announces that a securities fraud class action lawsuit has been filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California against FibroGen, Inc. (NASDAQ: FGEN) (“FibroGen”) on behalf of those who purchased or acquired FibroGen securities and/or sold put options from November 8, 2019 through April 6, 2021, inclusive (the “Class Period”). Investor Deadline Reminder: Investors who purchased or acquired FibroGen securities during the Class Period may, no later than June 11, 2021, seek to be appointed as a lead plaintiff representative of the class. For additional information or to learn how to participate in this litigation please contact Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP: James Maro, Esq. (484) 270-1453 or Adrienne Bell, Esq. (484) 270-1435; toll free at (844) 887-9500; via e-mail at email@example.com; or click https://www.ktmc.com/fibrogen-class-action-lawsuit?utm_source=PR&utm_medium=Link&utm_campaign=fibrogen FibroGen is a biopharmaceutical company that develops medicines for the treatment of anemia, fibrotic disease, and cancer. The Class Period commences on November 8, 2019 when FibroGen issued a press release announcing “Positive Phase 3 Pooled Roxadustat Safety and Efficacy Results”. In the press release, and throughout the Class Period, FibroGen touted roxadustat as a safe treatment for anemia of chronic kidney disease (“CKD”). However, the truth was revealed on April 6, 2021 when, after the market closed, FibroGen issued a press release that revealed that FibroGen’s previously disclosed safety data included undisclosed post-hoc changes to the stratification factors and did not include analyses based on the pre-specified stratification factors. As a result of these changes, the complaint alleges that FibroGen was forced to concede that roxadustat, contrary to prior representations, did not reduce the risk of cardiovascular events or hospitalization as compared to a currently approved anemia injection used as a control based on pre-specified stratification factors. Following this news, FibroGen’s stock price fell $14.90, or 43%, to close at $19.74 per share on April 7, 2021. The complaint alleges that throughout the Class Period, the defendants failed to disclose to investors that: (1) FibroGen’s prior disclosures of U.S. primary cardiovascular safety analyses from the roxadustat Phase 3 program for the treatment of anemia and certain safety analyses submitted in connection with CKD included post-hoc changes to the stratification factors; (2) FibroGen’s analyses with the pre-specified stratification factors result in higher hazard ratios (point estimates of relative risk) and 95% confidence intervals; (3) based on these analyses FibroGen could not conclude that roxadustat reduces the risk of (or is superior to) MACE+ in dialysis, and MACE and MACE+ in incident dialysis compared to epoetin-alfa; (4) as a result, FibroGen faced significant uncertainty that its New Drug Application for roxadustat as a treatment for anemia of CKD would be approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration; and (5) as a result of the foregoing, the defendants’ statements about FibroGen’s business, operations, and prospects were materially misleading and/or lacked a reasonable basis. FibroGen investors may, no later than June 11, 2021, seek to be appointed as a lead plaintiff representative of the class through Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP or other counsel, or may choose to do nothing and remain an absent class member. A lead plaintiff is a representative party who acts on behalf of all class members in directing the litigation. In order to be appointed as a lead plaintiff, the Court must determine that the class member’s claim is typical of the claims of other class members, and that the class member will adequately represent the class. Your ability to share in any recovery is not affected by the decision of whether or not to serve as a lead plaintiff. Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP prosecutes class actions in state and federal courts throughout the country involving securities fraud, breaches of fiduciary duties and other violations of state and federal law. Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP is a driving force behind corporate governance reform, and has recovered billions of dollars on behalf of institutional and individual investors from the United States and around the world. The firm represents investors, consumers and whistleblowers (private citizens who report fraudulent practices against the government and share in the recovery of government dollars). The complaint in this action was not filed by Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP. For more information about Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP please visit www.ktmc.com. CONTACT: Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLPJames Maro, Jr., Esq.Adrienne Bell, Esq.280 King of Prussia RoadRadnor, PA 19087(844) 887-9500 (toll free)firstname.lastname@example.org
Swiss billionaire Hansjoerg Wyss has decided to drop out of a group that was bidding for Tribune Publishing Co, the New York Times https://nyti.ms/3mVTnyG and Bloomberg News https://bloom.bg/3dpvHji reported on Saturday. The decision was made in recent days after Wyss' associates examined the Tribune's finances as part of a due diligence process, according to the NYT report, which cited people with knowledge of the matter. Wyss had come to believe it would be difficult for him to realize his ambition of transforming The Chicago Tribune, the paper he was most interested in, into a national publication, the New York Times said.
TORONTO — Furious criticism of new anti-pandemic powers that allow police in Ontario to stop any motorist or pedestrian and ask where they live and why they're not home prompted the provincial government on Saturday to reconsider the measures. As the number of infected people in hospital reached record levels, Premier Doug Ford tweeted that the measures, which also included shutting down all outdoor recreational facilities and playgrounds, would be clarified. "Ontario’s enhanced restrictions were always intended to stop large gatherings where spread can happen," Ford said. "Our regulations will be amended to allow playgrounds, but gatherings outside will still be enforced." Earlier, a government source speaking on background told The Canadian Press that a "clarification" of the police powers was pending final approval. "We have heard a lot of feedback on this in the last 24 hours in terms of the scope and applicability," said the source, who was not authorized to speak publicly. Civil libertarians, and pundits have attacked new anti-pandemic restrictions announced Friday by Ford as misguided. The added police powers aimed at enforcing stay-at-home orders, they said, were overkill. The closing of outdoor spaces puzzled many public health experts, who said the measures didn't make sense. "Outdoor activities are vital for mental and physical health, especially with stay-at-home orders," Dr. Isaac Bogoch, who sits on the province’s COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Task Force, said in a tweet. "Science is clear: Outdoor COVID transmission is extremely rare." The pandemic, meanwhile, continued unabated on Saturday. The number of patients in hospital due to the novel coronavirus rose above 2,000 for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, with 726 in intensive care and 501 needing a ventilator, authorities reported Health officials also recorded 34 more deaths related to the virus - the highest single-day count in almost two months , when 47 people were reported as dying from coronavirus disease. The province logged 4,362 new cases on Saturday, down from Friday's record-setting number of 4,812. Globally, the pandemic has now killed more than three million people. Politicians were among those denouncing the new police powers. In a note to constituents, Jill Andrew, a New Democrat provincial legislator, said the measures show the Ford government is out of touch. "Let’s be very real here: We are not going to police our way out of the pandemic," he said. "The reality here is that this will likely impact Black, Indigenous, and people of colour." "I am very concerned about arbitrary stops of people by police at any time," Toronto Mayor John Tory said in a tweet. While violating restrictions can carry a $750 fine, failure to provide police with requested information can result in criminal charges, according to the province's association of police chiefs. Large and small police forces across the province, however, said they had no intention of exercising their new-found powers. "I would like to reassure our citizens that our officers will not be conducting random vehicle or individual stops,” Peel Regional Police Chief Nishan Duraiappah said in a statement on Saturday. Andrew Fletcher, chief of the South Simcoe Police Service, said officers would only act on complaints. Police forces from Thunder Bay to Ottawa to Toronto and Woodstock expressed similar positions. Civil rights groups, however, took little comfort. “Ontario is one step closer to becoming a police state,” said Joanna Baron, executive director of the Calgary-based Canadian Constitution Foundation. “Low income and minority communities have borne the brunt of this pandemic in terms of cases and mortality, and they are now more likely to bear the brunt of police enforcement.” The new restrictions, including a two-week extension to the province's stay-at-home order until May 20, were announced amid dire warnings from government scientific advisers that the pandemic was only set to worsen. Other measures include further restrictions on outdoor gatherings and indoor religious services, while recreational facilities such as sports fields and playgrounds are now closed. Ontario intends to shut its borders with Quebec and Manitoba to non-essential travel effective Monday. Ford said Friday the province was "on its heels" and the measures were urgently needed to bring the province's raging COVID-19 situation under control. But experts said Ford had missed the mark on key drivers of the pandemic, including a lack of paid sick leave for essential workers and dearth of evidence playgrounds have been a transmission source. “Doug Ford’s handling of this pandemic has been an abject failure and absolute disaster," said Patty Coates, president of the Ontario Federation of Labour. Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown, a father of two young children, welcomed the change of heart on playgrounds, saying "common sense wins." "Now let’s have a discussion on other outdoor amenities as well," Brown said. This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 17, 2021. Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press
Alex Ovechkin scored twice to move within one goal of Marcel Dionne for fifth place on the NHL’s career goal-scoring list as the Washington Capitals downed the Philadelphia Flyers 6-3 on Saturday. Dmitry Orlov, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Conor Sheary and Anthony Mantha each added goals while John Carlson recorded four assists for Washington, which increased its lead in the East Division to four points over the New York Islanders.
New York, New York--(Newsfile Corp. - April 17, 2021) - WHY: Rosen Law Firm, a global investor rights law firm, reminds purchasers of shares of the Infinity Q Diversified Alpha Fund (NASDAQ: IQDAX) (NASDAQ: IQDNX) between December 21, 2018 through February 22, 2021, inclusive (the "Class Period") of the important April 27, 2021 lead plaintiff deadline in the securities class action lawsuit first filed by the firm.SO WHAT: If you purchased Diversified Alpha Fund securities ...
This lot are inseparable.
The Dukes of Cambridge and Sussex left the service together, apparently in conversation with the Duchess of Cambridge.
The law will require voters from each of Idaho’s legislative districts to sign petitions, a higher bar than is currently needed.
Philip’s coffin was moved beneath the Quire of St George’s Chapel by an electric motor.
PHILADELPHIA, April 17, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kaskela Law LLC announces that a shareholder class action lawsuit has been filed against Intrusion Inc. (“Intrusion” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: INTZ) on behalf of investors who purchased shares of the Company’s stock between January 13, 2021 and April 13, 2021, inclusive (the “Class Period”). IMPORTANT DEADLINE: Investors who purchased Intrusion’s common stock during the Class Period may, no later than June 15, 2021, seek to be appointed as a lead plaintiff representative in the action. Intrusion investors who suffered an investment loss in excess of $100,000 are encouraged to contact Kaskela Law LLC (D. Seamus Kaskela, Esq.) at (484) 258 – 1585, or by email at email@example.com or online at https://kaskelalaw.com/case/intrusion-inc/, to discuss the opportunity to actively participate in the action as a lead plaintiff representative. According to the complaint, Intrusion develops, sells, and supports products that purport to protect entities from cyberattacks by combining advanced threat intelligence with real-time artificial intelligence. On April 14, 2021, White Diamond Research published a report alleging, among other things, that Intrusion’s product (Shield) “has no patents, certifications, or insurance, which are all essential for selling cybersecurity products” and that “Shield is based on open-source data already available to the public.” Thus, the report stated that “Shield is a repackaging of pre-existing technology rather than an innovative offering.” Moreover, the report alleged that the claims that Shield “stopp[ed] a total of 77,539,801 cyberthreats from 805,110 uniquely malicious entities . . . in the 90-day beta program” were “outlandish,” leading White Diamond to question “[h]ow have these companies been able to function so far, as they’ve been attacked many times per minute by ransomware, malware, data theft, phishing and DDoS attacks?” Following this news, shares of the Company’s common stock fell $7.72 per share over two trading days, or over 27% in value, to close at $20.53 on April 15, 2021, on unusually heavy trading volume. Intrusion investors who suffered an investment loss in excess of $100,000 are encouraged to contact Kaskela Law LLC to discuss the opportunity to actively participate in the action as a lead plaintiff representative. Kaskela Law LLC exclusively represents investors in securities fraud, corporate governance, and merger & acquisition litigation. For additional information about Kaskela Law LLC please visit www.kaskelalaw.com. CONTACT: D. Seamus Kaskela, Esq.KASKELA LAW LLC18 Campus Boulevard, Suite 100Newtown Square, PA 19073(484) 258 – 1585(888) 715 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Elon Musk beat out Jeff Bezos in the battle of the billionaires for a big NASA contract. The U.S. space agency awarded Musk’s SpaceX a $2.9 billion contract to build a lunar lander. SpaceX bid alone whereas Bezos’ Blue Origin had teamed up with Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman. Defense contractor Dynetics had also put in a bid. NASA’s lander is expected to carry two American astronauts to the moon’s surface as early as 2024. Unlike the Apollo missions from 1969 to 1972, NASA is gearing up for a longer-term lunar presence that could lead to missions to Mars. The agency aims to create regular service to the moon. It’ll hold a separate competition for that contract. NASA’s moon lander decision is a setback for Bezos. He is now more focused on his space venture after announcing he’ll step down as Amazon CEO. The contract was seen by Bezos and other executives as vital to Blue Origin establishing itself as a desired partner for NASA, and also putting the venture on the road to turning a profit.
Flick, who has a contract with the club to 2023, said he told the team he had informed the club of his wish to leave.
JOHANNESBURG — Nearly 700 patients have been evacuated Saturday from Johannesburg’s Charlotte Maxeke Hospital, where a fire blazed through parts of the facility in South Africa’s largest city. No injuries or casualties have been reported. The fire has been contained but the hospital has been closed for seven days, said David Makhura, premier of Gauteng province where Johannesburg is located. Early Saturday morning the fire caused the third floor of the hospital’s parking garage to collapse. Sixty firefighters battled the blaze through the night. The fire started Friday morning and had been doused by the afternoon but then it reignited in the evening and continued burning overnight. The fire has caused extensive damage to the hospital, which has more than 1,000 beds and serves Johannesburg, a city of 6 million people, and the surrounding Gauteng province. It is one of the biggest public hospitals in the country. It is also a designated treatment centre for COVID-19 in Gauteng. According to Makhura, the hospital had 13 COVID-19 patients, two in ICU and 11 in general wards at the time of the fire. They have all been transferred to other hospitals. “The fire has been contained into some areas. We are shutting down the hospital as a precautionary measure because there is a lot of smoke that went into other areas, including wards," said Makhura. The fire started in a storeroom for dry surgical supplies, according to officials. Firefighters reported that the blaze re-started from smouldering medical supplies, including supplies of personal protective equipment used by staff treating patients with COVID-19, Makhura said. An investigation into the fire will be launched, he said. “Our firefighters have been receiving help from others in neighbouring municipalities. It has been a tedious process trying to move patients. At first, we moved them to wards that were far away from the fire but we started to evacuate them,” said Gauteng health spokeswoman Kwara Kekana. “That is still a process that is ongoing, we are now referring all patients to other hospitals.” Mogomotsi Magome, The Associated Press
Alberta has confirmed the country's second rare blood clot case in a patient who received the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, the province's chief medical health officer announced Saturday. Dr. Deena Hinshaw said the male patient, who is in his 60s and recovering, marks the second Canadian case of the blood clot disorder known as vaccine-induced immune thrombotic thrombocytopenia, or VITT. The diagnosis does not change the province's risk assessment of the vaccine, she said, adding that she is taking the event "extremely seriously." “These blood clots remain extremely rare, and anyone who is aged 55 and older faces much higher risks from COVID-19 infection than from this vaccine," Hinshaw told reporters on a conference call. She continued to recommend AstraZeneca for anyone 55 and older, saying it is the best way to protect their health. “I know that reports of any adverse events can be scary, especially when it involves a new vaccine," she said. "If I were in this age category I would get this vaccine." More than 700,000 doses of AstraZeneca have been administered across Canada to date. The global frequency of VITT has been estimated at about one case in 100,000 to 250,000 doses. In a stark comparison, Albertans 55 and older who are diagnosed with COVID-19 have a one in 200 chance of dying from that infection, Hinshaw said. In Europe, only a few dozen cases of the rare blood clots following inoculation have been reported compared to the millions vaccinated with AstraZeneca. Most of those cases have occurred within 14 days of the shot, and the majority were in women under 55. "It’s not that there’s no risk of this outcome in those who are over 55 or that there’s no risk in men, but rather that it is still such a very rare risk," Hinshaw said. A Quebec woman was the first in Canada to develop a blood clot after being vaccinated with AstraZeneca. The woman received the vaccine produced at the Serum Institute of India, known as Covishield, and was recovering at home, the Public Health Agency of Canada said Tuesday. A decision around a broader age range in which it is deemed safe to receive AstraZeneca shots is coming in the "near future," Hinshaw said. Other pandemic concerns simmered to the surface in Ontario on Saturday, a day after the premier announced anti-pandemic powers that allow police to stop any motorist or pedestrian and ask where they live and why they're not home. The strict new measures drew furious criticism as the number of infected people in hospital reached record levels, prompting the provincial government to reconsider the clampdown. A government source speaking on background told The Canadian Press that a "clarification" of the police powers was pending final approval. "We have heard a lot of feedback on this in the last 24 hours in terms of the scope and applicability," said the source, who was not authorized to speak publicly. "We will be issuing a clarification to police chiefs and the public about the scope and scale of the order." The "scoping down" clarification would make clear the aim of enforcement would be larger social gatherings in progress and people out and about would not be targeted, the source said. Politicians and civil libertarians attacked the anti-pandemic restrictions earlier in the day, calling them misguided and describing the beefed-up police powers aimed at enforcing stay-at-home orders as overkill. "I am very concerned about arbitrary stops of people by police at any time," Toronto Mayor John Tory said in a Saturday tweet. While violating restrictions can carry a $750 fine, failure to provide police with requested information can result in criminal charges, according to the province's association of police chiefs. Big and small police forces across the province, however, said they had no intention of exercising their new-found powers. Civil rights groups, however, took little comfort in such statements. “Ontario is one step closer to becoming a police state,” said Joanna Baron, executive director of the Calgary-based Canadian Constitution Foundation. “Low income and minority communities have borne the brunt of this pandemic in terms of cases and mortality, and they are now more likely to bear the brunt of police enforcement.” More than 2,000 patients were in Ontario's hospitals due to the novel coronavirus for the first time since the onset of the year-long pandemic. Of the 2,065 patients receiving treatment, the province said 726 were in intensive care and 501 were on a ventilator. Ontario logged 4,362 new COVID-19 infections on Saturday, down from the single-day peak of 4,812 recorded a day earlier. Quebec also reported its highest number of hospitalizations and intensive care cases due to COVID-19 since the second wave. The province recorded 692 hospitalizations —175 of them in ICUs — over the previous 24 hours, health officials said Saturday. The figures mark the highest number of hospitalizations since Feb. 19 and the highest number of ICU cases since Feb. 3. Quebec's case count climbed by 1,537 on Saturday. Elsewhere, officials in Nunavut reported six new cases of COVID-19, all in the capital city of Iqaluit. New Brunswick reported 11 new infections, while Nova Scotia logged eight. Manitoba reported 183 new COVID-19 cases. This report from The Canadian Press was first published April 17, 2021. — With files from Colin Perkel Christopher Reynolds, The Canadian Press
England batsmen Ollie Pope and Joe Root hit red-ball centuries for their county.
At a converted seaside hotel, more than 200 Honduran migrants stepped off six buses, weary from travelling overnight across Guatemala after being deported by Mexico. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection last month reported more than 41,000 encounters with Hondurans at the U.S. southern border. Here at one of the Honduran government’s reception centers for returnees, their documents were reviewed, they received medical checks and with the help of the Red Cross, they were screened for whether they could safely return to their communities.
As military bands played and a procession of royals escorted his coffin to the church, Prince Philip was laid to rest Saturday in a funeral ceremony that honored his lifetime of service to the U.K., the crown and his wife of 73 years, Queen Elizabeth II. Philip, who died on April 9, two months shy of his 100th birthday, was honored at Windsor Castle in a service that was steeped in military and royal tradition but also pared down and infused with his own personality. The entire royal procession and funeral took place out of public view on the grounds of the castle, a 950-year-old royal residence 20 miles (30 kilometers) west of London, but was shown live on television.
Demonstrators gathered Friday evening to protest the death of 20-year-old Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, and police confronted journalists.