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Safehold Inc. (NYSE: SAFE) announced today that it will release its financial results for the first quarter 2021 on Thursday, April 22, 2021, prior to market open.
Sesen Bio (Nasdaq: SESN), a late-stage clinical company developing targeted fusion protein therapeutics for the treatment of patients with cancer, today reported the grants of non-statutory stock options to four new employees in connection with the commencement of their employment with Sesen Bio. The addition of these new team members represents a continuation of the buildout of the Sesen Bio team in support of its transformation into a commercial-stage company ahead of the target Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) date of August 18, 2021 for Vicineum™ for the treatment of BCG-unresponsive non-muscle invasive bladder cancer.
EJF Acquisition Corp. (Nasdaq: EJFAU) today announced that, commencing April 19, 2021, holders of its units (the "Units") sold in its initial public offering of 28,750,000 Units may elect to separately trade the Class A ordinary shares and warrants included in the Units.
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Freedom Acquisition I Corp. (the "Company") announced that, commencing April 19, 2021, holders of the units sold in the Company’s initial public offering of 34,500,000 units completed on February 25, 2021, including the 4,500,000 units sold pursuant to the exercise of the underwriters’ over-allotment option, may elect to separately trade the shares of Class A common stock and warrants included in the units. Shares of Class A common stock and warrants that are separated will trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbols "FACT" and "FACT WS," respectively. Those units not separated will continue to trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "FACT.U." No fractional warrants will be issued upon separation of the units and only whole warrants will trade.
Attorneys for a man who killed five people at a Maryland newspaper said Friday they will not seek a delay at this time for the second phase of his trial to determine whether he is not criminally responsible due to insanity for the attack nearly three years ago. Lawyers representing Jarrod Ramos were given a Friday deadline by Judge Michael Wachs to request a postponement based on any objections they had to the COVID-19 protocols that are expected to be in place for the jury trial, which is set to begin in June. For example, attorneys object to see-through barriers between Ramos and his lawyers that they say will impede their ability to talk to him during the proceedings.
An officer drew a gun on a young Black driver whose only infraction was driving with his headlights off, according to a lawsuit filed against a South Carolina town and its police department. Noah West was headed to a fast-food restaurant where his mother worked when a Summerville police officer pulled him over on March 21. The orders came as the officer's gun was pointed at him, according to the lawsuit filed by West's family.
Amazon is reportedly preparing to test a service where it would both deliver and installs furniture and appliances for customers.
A Facebook meme misrepresents the votes of Democrats on a proposal that would require ICE be notified when an undocumented immigrant purchases a gun.
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Former Baylor star Nelson Haggerty joined North Texas in 2019 after a successful stint at Midwestern State.
The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): 4:15 p.m. Ontario is imposing stricter public health measures to control the spread of COVID-19. Premier Doug Ford says a state of emergency is being extended for an extra two weeks, and outdoor gatherings will be limited to only members of the same household. The province is also setting up checkpoints to restrict interprovincial travel. Big-box stores will also have their capacity capped at 25 per cent, down from the current 50 per cent. --- 4:15 p.m. Saskatchewan is reporting 221 new cases of COVID-19. There have also been two additional deaths linked to the virus. The province says there are 190 people in hospital due to COVID-19, and 44 are in intensive care. --- 3:30 p.m. Health officials on Prince Edward Island are reporting the province's first hospitalization related to COVID-19. Chief medical officer of health Dr. Heather Morrison did not disclose the age of the patient, who recently travelled domestically outside of Atlantic Canada. The province reported no new cases today and has seven active cases of COVID-19. It has had 167 positive cases since the onset of the pandemic. --- 2:35 p.m. Federal Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller says a COVID-19 outbreak in Iqaluit and other areas demonstrates why public-health measures need to stay in place. Nunavut's capital of 8,000 people is reporting 13 active cases. Miller says Indigenous communities are crushing the curve of COVID-19, but the spread of more infectious mutations of the virus is concerning. He says as of yesterday, nearly 300,000 vaccine doses have gone into the arms of people living in around 600 Indigenous communities. --- 2 p.m. Health officials in New Brunswick are reporting nine new cases of COVID-19 today. Two of the cases are in the Moncton region, one is in the Saint John area and six of the cases are in the Edmundston region in the northwest of the province, where part of the region is under a lockdown. Officials say two previously reported cases in the Edmundston region were actually false positives and have been removed from the list of confirmed cases. There are now 141 active cases in the province and 20 patients are hospitalized, including 12 in intensive care. --- 1:40 p.m. Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Andrew Furey says he’s happy to offer Ontario personnel and extra equipment, but not offering vaccines. In a statement Friday, Furey says it’s only fair for the country’s vaccine distribution to continue with the per capita model, as things could change in any province at any time. Newfoundland and Labrador is reporting three new cases of COVID-19, all related to travel within Canada. There are now 18 active reported COVID-19 infections in the province, and one person is in hospital because of the disease. --- 1:35 p.m. Manitoba is reporting 127 new COVID-19 cases and no additional deaths. Health officials say they are seeing more cases involving variants of concern and more cases involving younger people from their teens to their 40s. Dr. Jazz Atwal, the deputy chief public health officer, says he is seeing more large gatherings and new restrictions could be imposed in the coming days. He says the third wave has arrived in Manitoba and could become severe. --- 1 p.m. Ontario's science advisers are calling for the stay-at-home order to last six weeks. The COVID-19 Science Advisory Table says the extended shutdown combined with a vaccination rate of at least 100,000 doses per day is the only way to flatten the curve of new infections. They say that without stronger measures, the province could see 20,000 new daily cases by the end of May. The province is seeing record-high COVID-19 hospitalizations, and has requested that other provinces send any health-care workers they can spare. --- 12:55 p.m. Manitoba is expanding eligibility for COVID-19 vaccines among the general public. The minimum age has dropped by two years -- to 37 and up for First Nations persons and 57 and up for others. Health officials are also finalizing a plan announced earlier to start prioritizing firefighters, police officers and some front-line workers. They say details will come next week. --- 12:30 p.m. The federal government has secured eight million additional doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine, to be delivered by mid-summer. Procurement Minister Anita Anand says the first additional four million shots will arrive in May, followed by two million in June and another two million in July. Anand said the company will also move another 400,000 doses from the third quarter into June. Canada's initial shipment of approximately 300,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will arrive during the week of April 27, Anand said, to be delivered to the provinces at the beginning of May. --- 11:11 a.m. Quebec is reporting 1,527 new COVID-19 cases today and seven more deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus, including one in the past 24 hours. Health officials say hospitalizations rose by three, to 664, and 167 people were in intensive care, a rise of eight. The province says it administered 74,927 vaccine doses on Thursday, a single-day record. Quebec has reported a total of 334,071 COVID-19 infections and 10,785 deaths linked to the virus. --- 11:05 a.m. Procurement Minister Anita Anand says Canada's incoming vaccine supply from Moderna will be slashed in half through the rest of April. Anand says in a statement that Moderna will ship 650,000 doses of its vaccine to Canada by the end of the month, instead of the expected 1.2 million. Moderna said the limited supply is due to a "slower than anticipated ramp up" of its production capacity. Anand says the company also told Canada that one to two million doses of the 12.3 million scheduled for delivery in the second quarter may be delayed until the third quarter. Anand adds the federal government will continue to press Moderna to fulfill its commitments. --- 10:50 a.m. Police in a city east of Montreal say they are investigating an alleged attempt to illegally gain access to COVID-19 vaccines at a pharmacy. Repentigny, Que., police say they were told of an incident at a Jean Coutu pharmacy that took place on April 11 where someone allegedly impersonated a vaccine inspector. Several media reports cite an internal Jean Coutu memo saying a man presented himself to one of the company’s pharmacies pretending to be a security firm representative and asking to inspect the vaccines. His attempt was rebuffed by staff. A spokeswoman for Groupe Jean Coutu declined to comment and Repentigny police say they took statements and are reviewing surveillance footage. --- 10:40 a.m. Ontario is reporting 4,812 new cases of COVID-19 today, reaching a new peak for a second day in a row. It's also reporting 25 more deaths related to the virus. The province could announce more public health measures today in an effort to rein in surging infections. Yesterday's tally also marked a new record, at 4,736 cases. --- 10:05 a.m. Nunavut is announcing 12 new cases of COVID-19 today, all in Iqaluit. On April 14, the city of about 8,000 people announced its first case since the pandemic began. The city is under a strict lockdown, with all non-essential businesses, government offices and schools closed. There are 13 active cases of COVID-19 in the territory, all in Iqaluit. --- 9:30 a.m The Canadian Medical Association is calling for "extraordinary" measures to address the COVID-19 crisis unfolding in several provinces. The CMA says it wants the federal government to consider re-prioritizing its vaccine distribution strategy to focus on urgent areas instead of distributing to provinces on a per-capita basis. The organization also says provinces should be sharing their health-care resources with areas that are especially hard-hit, including Ontario and Quebec, where intensive care capacity is overwhelmed. The CMA says further restrictions "must also be considered" in provinces experiencing rapid rates of COVID-19 transmission. --- This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 16, 2021. The Canadian Press
A grand jury investigating the police suffocation death of Daniel Prude last year in Rochester, New York, voted 15-5 not to indict the three officers who restrained him, according to transcripts of the proceedings released Friday. Prosecutors from the state attorney general’s office had asked the grand jury to consider a criminally negligent homicide charge for the officers, who were seen on body camera footage holding and pressing the 41-year-old Black man against the frigid pavement in March 2020 until he stopped breathing. Prosecutors sought no other charges, according to the transcripts, and told grand jurors that they had the option of choosing not to indict if they believed the officers' use of force was justified. Five jurors indicated they would have voted to indict at least one of the officers. “You are not an arm of the prosecution and you are to draw no conclusions about, quote, unquote, we think, feel or anything else," Jennifer Sommers, the deputy chief of Special Investigations, instructed the grand jury, according to the transcripts. "You are an independent body.” The grand jury’s decision not to indict the officers was announced at the time it was made in February, but the transcripts of nine days of testimony from witnesses — including Prude’s brother, police officers and experts — offer a rare window into a process of accountability normally kept under wraps. The release comes at a sensitive time for the issue of race in policing. Testimony is ending in the trial of former Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin in the killing of George Floyd. And on Thursday, body camera video was released that showed a Chicago police officer fatally shoot 13-year-old Adam Toledo last month after he appeared to drop a handgun and begin raising his hands. Prude was in the throes of a mental health episode when officers encountered him March 23, 2020. Hours after being released from a hospital, where he’d been taken following a mental health arrest, he ran naked from his brother’s home and was seen bashing store windows and ranting about the coronavirus. Prude’s brother, Joe, was the first witness to testify before the grand jury. He recounted the chilling warning he gave to an officer who responded to his home after Daniel Prude ran away. “I told the officer my brother ain’t no harm to nobody but himself, don’t kill my brother,” Joe Prude testified, according to the transcripts. Prude’s death went largely unnoticed until September, when his family released body camera video of the encounter obtained through a public records request. Emails later made public by the city showed police commanders urged city officials to hold off on releasing the footage because they feared violent blowback if it came out during protests over Floyd's killing. The video showed Prude handcuffed and naked with a spit hood over his head as one officer pushed his face against the ground and another officer pressed a knee to his back. The officers held Prude down for about two minutes until he stopped breathing. He was taken off life support a week later. A medical examiner ruled Prude’s death a homicide and cited his use of the drug PCP as a factor. A doctor from the University of San Diego told the grand jury that drug use and mental illness contribute to the medical condition known as excited delirium, which can make people vulnerable to cardiac arrest. The unidentified doctor said he didn't think the spit hood contributed to Prude's cardiac arrest and death. An officer testified that police used the hood because Prude was spitting and they were wary of being sickened in the early days of the pandemic. "I don’t know if you guys remember exactly about the coronavirus, how we felt, but it was almost hysteria in the country,” the unidentified officer said. At one point, prosecutor Michael Smith drew grand jurors’ attention to a 2015 training bulletin that explained to officers that “positional asphyxia may occur when the position of the person’s body interferes with respiration, resulting in serious injury or death” and that the risk of such asphyxia “can increase when the person is restrained in a prone position.” The footage of Prude's arrest and restraint sparked nightly protests in Rochester, a rust-belt city on the shore of Lake Ontario which has been roiled recently by body camera footage of white officers using pepper spray on a 9-year-old Black girl who was handcuffed in the back of a squad car. An investigation into the official response released last month faulted the city’s mayor and former police chief for keeping critical details of the Prude case secret for months and lying to the public about what they knew. New York Attorney General Letitia James, whose office investigates police shootings, secured a judge’s permission to make the usually secret material public, citing a desire for transparency. The transcripts were released after a review that involving blacking out the names of witnesses and other identifying information. Matthew Rich, a lawyer for four officers who responded but weren’t involved in Prude’s restraint, questioned the closed-door process that paved the way for the transcripts being released. Despite that, he wrote in a letter to the judge last month that he and his clients “have nothing to hide.” Lawyers representing Prude’s brother said they were still reading the documents and not ready to comment. One Prude juror praised the prosecution team for helping make sense of the case. “You guys did amazing work. If it wasn’t for everything that you presented to us, I don’t think anybody would have come up with a decision. You worked very hard and I’m sure nobody took it lightly," the juror said. "It was a very serious case. It’s horrible what happened to him.” ___ Associated Press reporters Larry Neumeister, Thalia Beaty, Jennifer Peltz and Jim Mustian in New York and Carolyn Thompson in Buffalo contributed to this report. ___ Follow Michael Sisak on Twitter at twitter.com/mikesisak Michael R. Sisak, The Associated Press
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Stocks continued to march higher on Wall Street Friday, giving the S&P 500 its latest record high and its fourth straight weekly gain. The benchmark index rose 0.4%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average also closed at an all-time high. Higher bond yields helped lift bank stocks, and health care companies and those that rely on consumer spending also did well. Technology stocks lagged behind, leaving the Nasdaq up just 0.1%. On Friday: The S&P 500 rose 15.05 points, or 0.4%, to 4,185.47. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 164.68 points, or 0.5%, to 34,200.67. The Nasdaq rose 13.58 points, or 0.1%, to 14,052.34. The Russell 2000 index of smaller companies rose 5.60 points, or 0.3% to 2,262.67. For the week: The S&P 500 is up 56.67 points, or 1.4%. The Dow is up 400.07 points, or 1.2%. The Nasdaq is up 152.16 points, or 1.1%. The Russell 2000 is up 19.20 points, or 0.9%. For the year: The S&P 500 is up 429.40 points, or 11.4%. The Dow is up 3,594.19 points, or 11.7%. The Nasdaq is up 1,164.06 points, or 9%. The Russell 2000 is up 287.82 points, or 14.6%. The Associated Press
Toronto, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - April 16, 2021) - American Aires Inc. (CSE: WIFI) (the "Company") announces that it has been requested by OTC Markets Group Inc. ("OTC Markets") to issue this statement about promotional activity concerning its common stock.On Tuesday, April 13, 2021, OTC Markets informed the Company that it became aware of certain promotional activities concerning the Company and its common stock traded on the OTCQB Marketplace, specifically the distribution of promotional emails ...
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COLDWATER, Mich., April 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Southern Michigan Bancorp, Inc. (OTC Pink: SOMC ) (“Southern”), the holding company for Southern Michigan Bank & Trust (the “Bank”), today announced that it has completed the private placement of $30 million in fixed-to-floating rate subordinated notes due April 16, 2031 (the “Notes”) to certain qualified institutional buyers and accredited investors. Southern intends to use the net proceeds from this placement for retirement of existing debt, support organic growth, and for general corporate purposes. The Notes have been structured to qualify as Tier 2 capital for Southern for regulatory purposes and will bear interest at a fixed rate of 3.75% per annum until April 16, 2026. For the remainder of the term, the subordinated notes, which mature on April 16, 2031, will bear interest at a rate equal to 3-month Secured Overnight Financing Rate (“SOFR”) plus 302 basis points. The subordinated notes are redeemable by the Company at its option, in whole or in part, on or after June 30, 2026, or in whole or in part from time to time under certain other circumstances. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer John H. Castle stated, "We are extremely pleased to announce the successful completion of this transaction. The tax-deductible nature of the instrument, combined with a low-interest rate and without the dilutive impact of issuing new shares of stock, makes the overall cost of capital quite attractive. The proceeds will allow us to retire existing debt and provide additional funds for continued growth.” Performance Trust Capital Partners, LLC served as the sole placement agent for the offering. Warner Norcross & Judd LLP served as legal counsel to the Company, and Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP served as legal counsel to the placement agent. About Southern Michigan Bancorp, Inc. Southern Michigan Bancorp, Inc. is a bank holding company and the parent company of Southern Michigan Bank & Trust. It operates 13 branches within Branch, Calhoun, Hillsdale, Kalamazoo, and St. Joseph Counties, providing a broad range of consumer, business and wealth management services throughout the region. As of December 31, 2020, Southern had total assets of $997.6 million, total deposits of $838.3 million, and total equity of $93.0 million. Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements about the offering. Forward-looking statements include statements regarding anticipated future events and can be identified by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts. They often include words such as “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” and “intend” or future or conditional verbs such as “will,” “would,” “should,” “could,” or “may.” Forward-looking statements, by their nature, are subject to risks and uncertainties. Certain factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from expected results include the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, increased competitive pressures, changes in the interest rate environment, general economic conditions or conditions within the securities markets, and legislative and regulatory changes that could adversely affect the business in which Southern and the Bank are engaged. CONTACT: John H. Castle, CEO(517) 279-5500
OTTAWA — Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller has expressed his disgust over a video showing a security guard in a physical altercation with an Indigenous woman who was accused of shoplifting from a grocery store. The nine-minute video posted on social media Wednesday shows a man, who identifies himself as a security guard, kneeling on the woman as he tries to handcuff her in the Saskatoon store's parking lot. The woman, saying she threw the receipt for her purchases in the garbage, struggles with the man and at one point punches him in the face. Miller said Friday that he saw a brief clip of the altercation. "Equally disgusted, as any other video of the same nature that seems to pop up far too often," Miller said when asked about the video. "I hope that the full force of the law will be applied in this situation after a proper and new investigation. "I have very few words that others haven't expressed." Saskatoon police said they received a shoplifting call at the grocery store about 4 p.m. They arrived to find a 30-year-old woman being detained by a loss prevention officer. Police said the woman refused medical treatment. She was taken into custody and charged with theft under $5,000 and assault. The security guard had minor injuries and was treated on scene by paramedics. Police have not said whether they are looking into the guard's response, but confirmed they are investigating what happened. The owner of the FreshCo store, who is Metis and the father of two daughters, posted on Facebook that he was shocked and horrified by the altercation. He said the store has ended its contract with the security company. This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 16, 2021 The Canadian Press
The Frye Festival is underway in Moncton. The annual bilingual literary celebration began Friday and runs until April 25. This year's lineup includes acclaimed authors like André Alexis, whose 2015 novel, Fifteen Dogs, won the Giller Prize, Canada Reads, and the Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, and Madeleine Thien, whose critically acclaimed novel, Do Not Say We Have Nothing, won the Giller and a Governor General's Award in 2016. Some of the other names generating some excitement include Francesca Ekwuyasi, whose debut novel Butter Honey Pig Bread is a CBC Canada Reads contender and was longlisted for the 2020 Giller Prize, and Amanda Leduc, author of Disfigured: On Fairy Tales, Disability, and Making Space, as well as the novels The Centaur's Wife and The Miracles of Ordinary Men. For a second year in a row readings are taking place online via the festival's YouTube channel. The program can be found at Frye.ca. Felt connected to Africville's story On the final day of the schedule, Moncton spoken word artist and singer Josephine Watson, who previously was the Poet Flyée at the Frye festival for two consecutive years, is expected to read her new French translation of Shauntay Grant's children's book, Africville. "It's actually a bit of a dream come true," said Watson, who always wanted to be involved with children's books and is working on one of her own. As a Black woman who grew up in Fredericton, Watson says she "really connected" with the story. "When I opened that book, it became extremely personal to me. There's one photo at the very beginning of a young black girl in the Maritimes. And for me, that's an image that I never saw before. And I'm 50." The illustrations in the book are by Eva Campbell and it's targeted at kids four to seven years old.(Karin Reid-LeBlanc/CBC) Watson wishes the book had been around when she was a child. But she's pleased about the way things worked out. "That little girl that's inside me not only gets to read the book, but to be able to participate in a project that's just so beautifully written and beautifully illustrated as well … it's been an honour." The history of Africville is a tricky subject for a young audience. "It really was sort of a really horrible thing that happened to people in Halifax," said Watson. Africville was a predominantly Black community that existed in north end Halifax from the early 1800s until the 1960s. Its residents paid municipal taxes but had no running water, sewerage or emergency services. Undesirable facilities like a slaughterhouse, infectious disease hospital and dump were located nearby. City council eventually decided to get rid of it altogether. "The whole community was razed," recounted Watson. "The people were pushed out of their homes. Their homes were destroyed." It's a very serious issue, she said, but it's approached in this book with a sense of adventure. A little girl visiting the modern-day park where Africville used to be imagines the fun her ancestors had "in this beautiful little area with berries and families and playing on Tibby's Pond." "It's quite joyful," said Watson, "even though it's a heavy story." Watson also enjoyed the opportunity to write in French. She's an anglophone who learned French as a second language through a French-immersion program in school. That's something she considers a "blessing." "Being able to speak French at a young age when other students couldn't speak French was a very special gift for me. It gave me a little bit more power and a little bit more self-confidence." She found the language came quite easily to her. But translating isn't just about taking an English word and turning it into French, she said. You literally have to go into the culture of that language to find its closest equivalent, because you might never be exact - Josephine Watson "You really have to make sure that you're choosing the right expression." She tapped into her theatre experience to try to get into the character's head. Watson is a graduate of the professional theatre program at Dawson College in Montreal. She toured with Geordie Productions and Village Theatre. And she taught theatre and movement at the Black Theatre Workshop's youth program. "When I see a performance in French or I hear music in French, I'm in a completely different mindset." She also got some valuable help from editor Marie Cadieux. In English, Shauntay Grant's character talks about the smell of blueberry duff, for example. For the local francophone audience, that became grands-pères aux bleuets. "You literally have to go into the culture of that language to find its closest equivalent, because you might never be exact." "It's not only the language that is different, but it's the culture that is different, the understanding of how you live, how you proceed, how you treat others, the food you make, the clothing you wear, it's all different." For more stories about the experiences of Black Canadians — from anti-Black racism to success stories within the Black community — check out Being Black in Canada, a CBC project Black Canadians can be proud of. You can read more stories here. (CBC)