Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse had trouble blaming his players for their poor effort vs. the Pistons when many are still returning to form after being in COVID-19 protocols.
Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse had trouble blaming his players for their poor effort vs. the Pistons when many are still returning to form after being in COVID-19 protocols.
Carolyn Everson — vice president of Facebook's Global Business Group — acknowledged the company still has "a lot more work to do" to achieve diversity in its leadership ranks.
Los Angeles, California--(Newsfile Corp. - April 21, 2021) - The Schall Law Firm, a national shareholder rights litigation firm, reminds investors of a class action lawsuit against Canoo Inc. ("Canoo" or "the Company") (NASDAQ: GOEV) for violations of §§10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Rule 10b-5 promulgated thereunder by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.Investors who purchased the Company's securities between August 18, 2020 and March 29, 2021, inclusive ...
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BetMGM, a U.S. sports-betting joint venture between MGM Resorts and Entain, said on Wednesday it was targeting net revenue of $1 billion in 2022 and that it expected an investment of $450 million from its owners this year. Online betting boomed during the COVID-19 pandemic as people staying at home explored new ways to keep themselves occupied. "BetMGM has demonstrated strong momentum, building a leading position in iGaming and is on track to be the number two operator across sports betting and iGaming in the U.S.," its Chief Executive Adam Greenblatt said in a statement.
WASHINGTON — Attorney General Merrick Garland is expected to announce that the Justice Department is opening a sweeping investigation into policing practices in Minneapolis a day after a former officer was convicted in the killing of George Floyd. Wednesday's announcement comes after former officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of murder and manslaughter in Floyd's death last May, setting off a wave of relief but also sadness across the country. The Black man's death prompted months of mass protests against policing in the U.S. The Justice Department is already investigating whether Chauvin and the other officers involved in Floyd's death violated his civil rights. The investigation being announced Wednesday is known as a “pattern or practice" and will be a more sweeping probe of the entire department and may result in major changes to policing there, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press. The person had direct knowledge of the matter but was not authorized to speak publicly about the upcoming announcement, planned for Wednesday morning. The investigation will examine practices used by police, including the use of force, and whether the department engages in discriminatory practices, according to the person. It will also look into the department’s handling of misconduct allegations among other things, the person said. It’s unclear whether the years under investigation will begin when Floyd died or before. The Justice Department had no comment. Floyd, 46, was arrested on suspicion of passing a counterfeit $20 bill for a pack of cigarettes at a corner market. He panicked, pleaded that he was claustrophobic and struggled with police when they tried to put him in a squad car. They put him on the ground instead. The centerpiece of the case was bystander video of Floyd, handcuffed behind his back, gasping repeatedly, “I can’t breathe,” and onlookers yelling at Chauvin to stop as the officer pressed his knee on or close to Floyd’s neck for what authorities say was about 9 1/2 minutes, including several minutes after Floyd’s breathing had stopped and he had no pulse. Floyd's death May 25 became a flashpoint in the national conversation about the deaths of Black Americans at the hands of law enforcement and sparked worldwide protests. At trial, Chauvin's defence attorney persistently suggested Chauvin’s knee wasn’t on Floyd’s neck for as long as prosecutors argued, suggesting instead it was across Floyd’s back, shoulder blades and arm. The decision to announce a sweeping Justice Department investigation comes as President Joe Biden has promised his administration would not rest following the jury's verdict in the case. In a Tuesday evening speech, he said much more needed to be done. “‘I can’t breathe.’ Those were George Floyd’s last words,” Biden said. “We can’t let those words die with him. We have to keep hearing those words. We must not turn away. We can’t turn away.” The Justice Department had previously considered opening a pattern or practice investigation into the police department soon after Floyd’s death, but then-Attorney General Bill Barr was hesitant to do so at the time, fearing that it could cause further divisions in law enforcement amid widespread protests and civil unrest, three people familiar with the matter told the AP. ___ Forliti contributed to this report from Minneapolis. Michael Balsamo And Amy Forliti, The Associated Press
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Located pre-security at Terminal 3SAN FRANCISCO, April 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- XpresSpa Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: XSPA) (“XpresSpa” or the “Company”), a health and wellness company, today announced that it has opened a new COVID-19 testing facility at San Francisco International Airport (SFO). XpresCheck is a pop-up facility located pre-security, near the baggage claim area on the Arrivals level at Terminal 3. Nine separate testing rooms provide the capacity to administer over 500 tests per day. COVID-19 testing options include a Rapid Molecular COVID-19 Test, the standard Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Test, and a new Rapid PCR test in the near future. Doug Satzman, XpresSpa CEO, stated, "We are delighted to launch XpresCheck at San Francisco International Airport. Through our trusted relationship with United Airlines, we can now offer travelers and airline employees convenient COVID-19 testing options at our on-site testing facility. Additionally, several direct flights to Hawaii originate at SFO and we are proud to be a trusted partner of Hawaiian Airlines and the state of Hawaii. As airport traffic continues to increase, we are pleased to be doing our part to make everyone feel more comfortable through this additional layer of safety.” Lori Augustine, United Airlines’ Vice President of Airport Operations at SFO, said, “We’re thrilled to offer United customers traveling through San Francisco yet another testing option – this time, conveniently located before security inside our terminal – to help them meet the entry requirements at their final destination. United customers will be able to easily upload their test results into Travel-Ready Center and start their travel with peace of mind.” “We welcome the addition of an XpresCheck™ COVID-19 Pop-Up Testing Facility at SFO,” said Airport Director Ivar C. Satero. “As the first airport in the U.S. to launch an onsite rapid testing capability, we understand the importance of giving travelers convenient on-airport testing options. We thank both United Airlines and the XpresSpa Group for bringing this concept to SFO.” About XpresSpa Group, Inc. XpresSpa Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: XSPA) is a leading global health and wellness holding company. XpresSpa Group’s core asset, XpresSpa, is a leading airport retailer of spa services and related health and wellness products, with 45 locations in 23 airports globally. Through its XpresTest, Inc. subsidiary, the Company provides COVID-19 screening and testing under the XpresCheck™ brand at thirteen locations in eleven airports: Boston Logan International Airport (2), Denver International Airport, Dulles International Airport, George Bush Intercontinental Airport, JFK International Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport (2), Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Reagan National Airport, Salt Lake City International Airport, San Francisco International Airport, and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. To learn more about XpresSpa Group, visit: www.XpresSpaGroup.com. Twitter: @xprescheck and Instagram: @realxprescheck About United Airlines United's shared purpose is "Connecting People. Uniting the World." For more information, visit united.com, follow @United on Twitter and Instagram or connect on Facebook. The common stock of United's parent, United Airlines Holdings, Inc., is traded on the Nasdaq under the symbol "UAL". About San Francisco International Airport SFO wants you to Travel Well. SFO works with local, state, and federal health officials to protect against COVID-19. Measures include enhanced cleaning protocols, hundreds of hand sanitizer stations, physical barriers, face coverings for everyone, and physical distancing. To learn more visit flysfo.com/travel-well. SFO offers nonstop service to Asia, South Pacific, Europe, Canada, Mexico, and across the United States. For up-to-the-minute departure and arrival information, airport maps and details on shopping, dining, cultural exhibitions, ground transportation and more, visit www.flysfo.com. Follow us on www.twitter.com/flysfo and www.facebook.com/flysfo. Forward-Looking Statements This press release may contain "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These include statements preceded by, followed by or that otherwise include the words "believes," "expects," "anticipates," "estimates," "projects," "intends," "should," "seeks," "future," "continue," or the negative of such terms, or other comparable terminology. In particular, these statements include, without limitation, statements about our expectations relating to our new XpresCheck™ concept, being able to expand testing to other communicable diseases as well as administer vaccinations for the seasonal flu, our positioning to be part of the national rollout of various COVID-19 vaccinations, the degree to which our public testing model assists passengers meet testing requirements in select states and countries, our ability to identify and gain access to the latest and best COVID-19 testing methodologies and equipment, and our overall ability to manage the regulatory challenges associated with this business line. Forward-looking statements relating to expectations about future results or events are based upon information available to XpresSpa Group as of today's date and are not guarantees of the future performance of the company, and actual results may vary materially from the results and expectations discussed. Additional information concerning these and other risks is contained in XpresSpa Group’s most recently filed Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, recent Current Reports on Form 8-K and other Securities and Exchange Commission filings. All subsequent written and oral forward-looking statements concerning XpresSpa Group, or other matters and attributable to XpresSpa Group or any person acting on its behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements above. XpresSpa Group does not undertake any obligation to publicly update any of these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date hereof. 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Los Angeles, California--(Newsfile Corp. - April 21, 2021) - The Schall Law Firm, a national shareholder rights litigation firm, reminds investors of a class action lawsuit against Infinity Q Capital Management LLC ("Infinity Q" of "the Company") on behalf of investors in Infinity Q Diversified Alpha Fund Institutional Class shares (NASDAQ: IQDNX) or Infinity Q Diversified Alpha Fund Investor Class shares (NASDAQ: IQDAX) for violations of the federal securities laws.Investors who purchased the Company's ...
Wilmington, DE and Ashdod, Israel, April 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Integrity Applications, Inc. (www.integrity-app.com) (OTCQB: IGAP), innovator of GlucoTrack®, a non-invasive device for measuring glucose levels in people with Type 2 diabetes and prediabetes, announced today that it has appointed David C. Klonoff, MD as Chair of the Company’s Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. David Klonoff is a world-renowned endocrinologist specializing in diabetes technology. He is currently the Medical Director of the Dorothy L. and James E. Frank Diabetes Research Institute of Mills-Peninsula Medical Center in San Mateo, California and a Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCSF. Dr. Klonoff has been a Principal Investigator on over 120 clinical trials of diabetes drugs and devices. He was the lead investigator for the first randomized controlled multicenter trial of an outpatient artificial pancreas product, whose results were published in the New England Journal of Medicine. He chaired the scientific advisory board for the first FDA-cleared insulin patch pump and participated in developing the first FDA-cleared dedicated diabetes telemedicine system. Dr. Klonoff has chaired or served on 56 grant review panels including for NIH, CDC, NASA, NSF, US Army, NOAA, ADA, and JDRF. Dr. Klonoff has received numerous awards for his work in the field of diabetes including an FDA Director’s Special Citation Award in 2010, and most recently the American Diabetes Association’s 2019 Outstanding Physician Clinician Award. “Dr. Klonoff is a recognized global leader in diabetes technology, and we are excited that he is joining the Company”, commented Erez Ben-Zvi, Integrity’s General Manager and VP of Product. “As we move towards the next generation GlucoTrack and forge ahead with our plans for U.S. FDA clinical trials and U.S. go-to-market strategy, his guidance and leadership will be invaluable to us.” In his role as Chair of the Company’s Scientific Advisory Board, Dr. Klonoff will utilize his vast scientific and product expertise in the field of diabetes to advise on critical clinical and regulatory strategies, assist with clinical research, design of clinical trials, and in our FDA submission. “I am impressed by the Company’s new management team, their vision for the next generation GlucoTrack and focus of the U.S. Markets” said Dr. Klonoff. “I look forward to working closely with the Company on progressing GlucoTrack’s product development and it’s clinical and regulatory programs.” About GlucoTrack® GlucoTrack® is a truly non-invasive monitoring device that rapidly measures and displays an individual’s glucose level in about a minute without finger pricking or any pain. GlucoTrack® features an ear clip with sensors that clips to the earlobe and measures the user’s glucose level using innovative and patented sensor technologies. The measured signals are analyzed using a proprietary algorithm and then a calculated glucose level is displayed on a small handheld device the size of a small mobile phone. The glucose results are stored in the device and used to estimate HbA1c level using a proprietary algorithm. The device can also display glucose values graphically, enabling the user to monitor glucose levels over time. GlucoTrack® has received approvals for CE Mark in Europe and from the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety in South Korea for type 2 diabetes and prediabetes and is currently available in selected markets in Europe and Asia. About Integrity Applications, Inc. Integrity Applications, Inc. (OTCQB: IGAP) was founded in 2001 and is focused on the design, development, and commercialization of non-invasive glucose monitoring technologies for people with type 2 diabetes and prediabetes. The Company has developed GlucoTrack®, a proprietary non-invasive glucose monitoring device designed to obtain glucose level measurements in about a minute without the pain, incremental cost, difficulty, or discomfort of conventional invasive finger stick devices. Integrity Applications Inc. is a Delaware corporation, with headquarters in the United States and an R&D site in Ashdod, Israel. For more information, please visit http://www.integrity-app.com/ and http://www.glucotrack.com. Investor Contact: firstname.lastname@example.orgMedia Contact: email@example.com Forward-Looking Statements This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Statements contained in this news release that are not statements of historical fact may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, words such as “expect”, “plan” and “will” are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned that certain important factors may affect Integrity Applications’ actual results and could cause such results to differ materially from any forward-looking statements that may be made in this news release. Factors that may affect Integrity Applications’ results include, but are not limited to, the ability of Integrity Applications to raise additional capital to finance its operations (whether through public or private equity offerings, debt financings, strategic collaborations or otherwise); risks relating to the receipt (and timing) of regulatory approvals (including FDA approval); risks relating to enrollment of patients in, and the conduct of, clinical trials; risks relating to its current and future distribution agreements; risks relating to its ability to hire and retain qualified personnel, including sales and distribution personnel; and the additional risk factors described in Integrity Applications’ filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 as filed with the SEC on April 13, 2021.
BERLIN — German lawmakers have approved a proposal by Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government to mandate uniform restrictions in areas where the coronavirus is spreading too quickly. The legislation to apply an “emergency brake” consistently in areas with high infection rates is intended to end the patchwork of measures that has often characterized the pandemic response across highly decentralized Germany’s 16 states. The lower house of parliament voted 342-250 for the plan on Wednesday, with 64 abstentions. The upper house, where state governments are represented, is due to consider the legislation Thursday. It features plans to impose a 10 p.m.-5 a.m. curfew, limit personal contacts, close leisure and sports facilities and shut or restrict access to many stores. ___ THE VIRUS OUTBREAK: — China says 200 million citizens, 14% of population, vaccinated — Hitting latest vaccine milestone, Biden pushes shots for all — AP Photos: India being overrun by its massive virus surge — Protesters gather as German lawmakers vote on national lockdown rules ___ Follow all of AP’s pandemic coverage at https://apnews.com/hub/coronavirus-pandemic and https://apnews.com/hub/coronavirus-vaccine ___ HERE’S WHAT ELSE IS HAPPENING: TOKYO — Japan’s government is preparing to announce a third state of emergency in Tokyo and the western metropolitan area around Osaka following requests from local leaders who say current measures are failing to curb a rapid rise in coronavirus infections. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and key ministers met late Wednesday to discuss details before deciding on a state of emergency for Tokyo, Osaka and neighbouring Kyoto and Hyogo expected later this week. Osaka, the worst-hit area in the latest surge beginning in March, reported 1,242 new cases Wednesday, a new high for the prefecture. It exceeded Tokyo’s 843 infections. Nationwide, Japan has recorded more than 540,000 confirmed cases and more than 9,700 confirmed deaths. ___ IDLIB, Syria — Syria’s last rebel-held enclave has received its first batch of COVID-19 vaccines, with a refrigerated truck offloading over 50,000 United Nations-secured shots in the overcrowded province. The delivery Wednesday came hours before a bigger shipment was expected to arrive in the capital Damascus for inoculations in government-controlled areas. The first batch of vaccines come as the war-torn country experiences a new surge in infections, overwhelming hospitals already reeling from conflict and deteriorating health care services. The AstraZeneca vaccines were delivered to Idlib province through a border crossing with Turkey, the northwestern territory’s only gateway to the outside world. ___ BEIJING — A Chinese health official says around 200 million people, or 14.29% of the population, have been vaccinated for COVID-19 so far. The emphasis has been on front-line workers, university students and people living in border areas. China is ramping up vaccination efforts after a slow start, prompted in part by the near elimination of domestic transmission. Just two local cases were reported on Wednesday, both in the city of Ruili, which borders on Myanmar. China has approved five domestically produced vaccines and exported millions of doses, although some scientists believe they provide less protection that those by Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca. The Chinese vaccines have an efficacy range of 50.7% to 79.3%, based on company data, lower than their international peers but still effective. ___ WASHINGTON — The U.S. is set to meet President Joe Biden’s latest vaccine goal of administering 200 million coronavirus shots in his first 100 days in office. With more than 50% of adults at least partially vaccinated, Biden on Wednesday will reflect on his efforts to expand vaccine distribution and access in his first three months in the White House. But with all those 16 and older now eligible for shots, the president is expected to outline his administration’s plans to drive up the vaccination rate further. The U.S. is on track to have enough vaccine supply for every adult by the end of May and for every American by July. Recently, the White House has launched a massive outreach campaign to Americans to get vaccinated. ___ BERLIN — German lawmakers are voting on a proposal by Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government to mandate uniform restrictions in areas where the coronavirus is spreading too quickly. While they debated on Wednesday, thousands of protesters gathered on a nearby street. The legislation to apply an “emergency brake” consistently in areas with high infection rates is intended to end the patchwork of measures that has often characterized the pandemic response across highly decentralized Germany’s 16 states. The lower house of parliament was voting Wednesday. The upper house, where state governments are represented, is due to consider the legislation Thursday. If approved by both, it would apply until the end of June. ___ ISLAMABAD — Pakistani authorities on Wednesday reported 148 deaths from COVID-19, one of the country’s highest daily death tolls in recent months. Pakistan is currently in the middle of a third wave of coronavirus infections amid widespread violations of social distancing rules. The government says the current wave is more dangerous compared to previous ones. The government has imposed a partial lockdown in high-risk areas to contain the spread of the virus and vaccinating health workers and older people against COVID-19. Authorities so far have largely relied on donated or imported vaccines from China. Pakistan hopes to receive 15 million vaccine doses by next month through the U.N.-backed COVAX program. Pakistan has reported a total of 772,381 confirmed cases and 16,600 deaths in the pandemic. ___ BARCELONA, Spain — The European Union agreed to pay an average of 15.50 euros ($18.60) per dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine and shield the drugmaker from liability for possible adverse side effects, Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia reported Wednesday. La Vanguardia posted on its website a copy of the document it said was the contract that the European Commission signed in November. The contract for 200 million doses, with the option to buy 100 million more, set the price for the first 100 million shots at 17.50 euros ($21). The price of the second 100 million shots fell to 13.50 euros ($16.20), while the optional 100 million shots cost 15.50 euros ($18.60) each. The EU signed another contract last month for 200 million more Pfizer-BioNTech shots. The European Commission has steadfastly refused to divulge how much the EU is paying for vaccines. The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is one of four vaccines currently in use in the EU. The contracts for the vaccines are negotiated by the European Commission with the drug companies. Each of the 27 member states of the EU then make their purchases from lots made available to each one based on population. ___ PRAGUE — The Czech Republic is rolling out the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccines after examination by the European regulator. The European Medicines Agency announced on Tuesday that it found a possible link between the shots and extremely rare blood clots. At the same time, experts at the agency reiterated that the vaccine’s benefits outweigh the risks. The Czech Health Ministry says the first 14,400 dozes will be sent to general practitioners across the country. Another 24,000 J&J vaccines are expected to be delivered next week. By Tuesday, health authorities have inoculated almost 2.6 million people out of a population of 10.7 million with at least one shot of either Pfizer, Moderna or AstraZeneca vaccines. ___ ROME — Italy is distributing 184,000 doses of Johnson & Johnson coronavirus shots to regional vaccination centres and recommending it for people aged over 60 following the latest evaluation from the European drug regulatory agency. Italy’s health ministry and pharmaceutical agency gave the green light for the shot after a precautional suspension following reports the shot might be linked to very rare blood clots. The EMA on Tuesday found a possible link between the vaccines and very rare blood clots but said the benefits outweighed the risks. After the ruling, the Italian government decided to recommend the shot for people over 60, a similar recommendation it made for AstraZeneca shots that also were linked to possible clots. Italy’s virus commissioner said in a statement that starting Wednesday, the initial 184,000 doses of Johnson & Johnson shots that were waiting in storage pending the EMA review will be distributed to Italy’s regions. ___ BANGKOK — Thailand plans to purchase 35 million more doses of COVID-19 vaccines on top of the 65 million it has already contracted amid criticism of a slow start of the vaccination campaign. Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha’s announcement on his Facebook comes as Thailand is battling a third wave of infections that has resulted in record daily cases. Health authorities on Wednesday announced 1,458 new confirmed cases and two deaths, bringing the totals to 46,643 cases including 110 deaths. Prayuth’s administration has been sharply criticized for failing to secure enough vaccines, with only about 2 million doses from AstraZeneca and China’s Sinovac delivered so far and most of the remainder due starting in June. Only about 1% of Thailand’s 69 million people have received at least one dose. Prayuth’s post says the additional doses would be purchased from two or three more companies, and 10 million to 15 million of those would be handled by the private sector. Prayuth said Tuesday the government is in talks with Pfizer for supply of 5 million to 10 million doses whose delivery would start in July and be completed by December. The total of 100 million doses would be enough to inoculate 70% of Thailand’s population. ___ NEW DELHI — India has reported a new record 295,041 coronavirus cases, as the death toll crossed 2,000 for the first time. Even with hospitals struggling, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday advised state governments against imposing a harsh lockdown in favour of micro-containment zones as he sought to avoid another economic slump. The surge in India has exacerbated the slowdown in global vaccination campaigns. India is a major vaccine producer but was forced it to delay deliveries of shots to focus on its domestic demand. So far, India has administered over 130 million doses of vaccines in a nation of nearly 1.4 billion since mid-January. Overall, India has reported more than 15.6 million confirmed cases, the second highest behind the United States. The number of deaths stood at 182,553. ___ TORONTO — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is extending travel restrictions that make it mandatory for air travellers to quarantine in a hotel at their own expense when they arrive in Canada. He’s also thanking the country’s two major airlines for extending a voluntary suspension of flights to Mexico and all Caribbean destinations until May 21. The measures were first announced in January. Trudeau is reiterating that now is not the time to travel. He says Canada’s strict travel, testing, and quarantine measures are extremely important. But he notes international travel directly accounts for a small amount of cases in Canada and those restrictions are just one tool to fight the pandemic. Canada is seeing a third wave of infections particularly in Ontario where Premier Doug Ford was slow in re-imposing lockdown restrictions. ___ NEW YORK — General Motors is joining the growing list of companies that will provide more flexible work options for its employees as more people get vaccinated amid the coronavirus pandemic. GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra said in a post on LinkedIn on Tuesday that the automaker will allow its employees to have the flexibility to work where they can have the greatest impact on achieving the company’s goals, as long as the job lends itself to such a situation. Called “Work Appropriately,” GM says its approach is based on the belief that its employees are “capable of making smart decisions without overly prescriptive guidance.” The announcement comes a month after Ford Motor Co. told about 30,000 of its employees worldwide who have worked from home that they can continue to do so indefinitely, with flexible hours approved by their managers. Ford plans to use a work-office “hybrid”: employees will commute to work mainly for group meetings and projects best-suited for face-to-face interaction. Aside from Ford, Salesforce, Facebook, Google and other tech firms have said they’ll continue work-from-home policies indefinitely. ___ ROME — Italy has opened its latest coronavirus vaccination hub in one of Rome’s most iconic cultural spots: The Cinecitta film studios where “La Dolce Vita,” “Ben Hur” and other gems of Italian cinema were made. Romans getting their shots Tuesday were treated to posters of movie stars and inspirational messages (“Be happy!”) from the likes of Sophia Loren and Roberto Benigni surrounding them in the waiting room of the vast studio-turned-vaccine centre. Culture Minister Dario Franceschini was on hand for the opening, saying Cinecitta held a “glorious place” in the history of Italian film but also an important place for the present and future of Italian movie-making post-COVID. The Cinecitta studios now join Rome’s main train station, auditorium and conference centre as hubs for vaccinations in the Eternal City, part of the government’s effort to rapidly increase the pace of shots in the onetime epicenter of Europe’s outbreak. ___ The Associated Press
Los Angeles, California--(Newsfile Corp. - April 21, 2021) - The Schall Law Firm, a national shareholder rights litigation firm, reminds investors of a class action lawsuit against MultiPlan Corporation ("MultiPlan" or "the Company") f/k/a Churchill Capital Corp. III ("Churchill III" or the "Company") (NYSE: MPLN) for violations of the securities lawsInvestors who purchased the Company's securities between July 12, 2020 and November 10, 2020, inclusive (the ''Class Period''),and all holders of Churchill III Class ...
DREAM OFFICE REIT (TSX: D.UN) ("Dream Office" or the "Trust") today announced its April 2021 monthly distribution of 8.333 cents per REIT Unit, Series A ($1.00 annualized). The April distribution will be payable on May 14, 2021 to unitholders of record as at April 30, 2021.
Tesla Inc apologised to Chinese consumers for not addressing a customer's complaints in a timely way, and said it would launch a review of its service operations in the world's biggest auto market. The unusual public apology from Tesla followed criticism in state media, and an incident at the Shanghai auto show that got wide attention in China's social media. An unhappy customer by clambered atop a Tesla at the auto show to protest the company's handling of her complaints about malfunctioning brakes.
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A white Louisiana school bus driver who made a racist remark to a Black student about the murder of George Floyd is out of a job after the child's mother complained to school officials. WWL-TV reported that 11-year-old Rashad Gabriel had a face mask below his nose and told a driver he was out of breath after running to catch a bus to Trist Middle School in St. Bernard Parish, located in metro New Orleans, on April 9. “Since George Floyd, that’s what you all say, but I don’t see a knee on your neck,” the driver replied, according to the child's mother, Rose Gabriel.
Offering Accelerates and Informs Vendor Onboarding, Due Diligence and Ongoing MonitoringCONCORD, Mass., April 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ProcessUnity, a leading provider of cloud-based applications for risk and compliance management, today launched ProcessUnity Vendor Screening Intelligence (VSI) powered by Refinitiv. The newest addition to the ProcessUnity Vendor Intelligence Suite embeds Refinitiv World-Check One’s third-party screening capabilities into the ProcessUnity Vendor Risk Management platform to enable automatic and seamless reputational and regulatory risk screening for enhanced third-party due diligence, vendor assessments, issue management and ongoing monitoring processes. “Businesses must comply with an increasing number of laws and regulations, requiring real-time knowledge of third-party status against watchlists, financial crimes, and ultimate beneficial ownership data. They need a means of collecting reputational and regulatory risk information on those they are doing business with both at the onset of and throughout the relationship with that vendor,” said Todd Boehler, Senior Vice President of Product Strategy at ProcessUnity. “By seamlessly incorporating Refinitiv’s World-Check One into ProcessUnity and combining this with our best practices approach, we are providing customers with an intelligent, integrated view of their third parties for better informed decisions and helping to drive risk out of their organizations.” ProcessUnity and Refinitiv began a relationship in 2018 with the development of an external content connector to incorporate World-Check One screening and monitoring capabilities into the ProcessUnity VRM platform. With the launch of Vendor Screening Intelligence, ProcessUnity delivers a prepackaged, turnkey solution that provides increased visibility into the onboarding and continuous monitoring processes throughout the vendor risk lifecycle. ProcessUnity VSI combines Refinitiv’s risk intelligence with ProcessUnity’s Best Practices Program which includes pre-built workflows, notifications, reports and dashboards to support activities from initial onboarding and due diligence to ongoing monitoring, issue identification and remediation. VSI also includes the ability for users to screen vendors at a deeper level by enabling vendor identity validation and beneficial owner identification. “Our partnership with ProcessUnity is an example of Refinitiv’s open collaboration with technology providers to help organizations more effectively onboard and manage their vendors and make better informed risk-based business decisions,” said Emma Miller, Global Head of Strategic Partnerships, Customer & Third-Party Risk at LSEG. “ProcessUnity’s proactive risk management and issue remediation combined with Refinitiv’s leading risk intelligence data from World-Check is designed to drive best in class Know Your Customer and Third-Party Risk Management processes.” Key benefits of ProcessUnity Vendor Screening Intelligence powered by Refinitiv include: Accelerated and Informed Onboarding – Providing a detailed view of all third parties including reputational and regulatory risk information significantly reduces time to onboard vendors by providing third-party risk managers with improved validation and increased data quality for better informed decisions.Objective and Accurate Assessments – The risk information provided by VSI, combined with the other key risk domains for cyber, reputational, financial, fourth party, geographical and ESG, gives analysts a wider view of risk exposure for a more thorough vendor evaluation and streamlined assessment analysis.Real-Time Automated Issue Management – ProcessUnity’s built in Hands-free Automation alerts users of changes in a vendor’s reputational risk and streamlines the issue identification, creation and remediation process. This intelligent automation helps third-party analysts gain keen insight into their vendors’ risk posture, reduces subjectivity in analysis and speeds resolution. Visit https://www.processunity.com/vendor-screening-intelligence-refinitiv to learn how ProcessUnity and Refinitiv are working together to mitigate third-party risks across the globe. About ProcessUnity ProcessUnity is a leading provider of cloud-based applications for risk and compliance management. The company’s software as a service (SaaS) platform gives organizations the control to assess, measure, and mitigate risk and to ensure the optimal performance of key business processes. ProcessUnity is used by the world’s leading financial service firms and commercial enterprises. The company is headquartered outside Boston, Massachusetts. For more information, visit http://www.processunity.com. About Refinitiv Refinitiv, an LSEG (London Stock Exchange Group) business, is one of the world’s largest providers of financial markets data and infrastructure. With $6.25 billion in revenue, over 40,000 customers and 400,000 end users across 190 countries, Refinitiv is powering participants across the global financial marketplace. We provide information, insights, and technology that enable customers to execute critical investing, trading and risk decisions with confidence. By combining a unique open platform with best-in-class data and expertise, we connect people with choice and opportunity – driving performance, innovation and growth for our customers and partners. For more information visit: www.refinitiv.com. CONTACT: ProcessUnity Contact: Sophia Corsetti ProcessUnity, Inc. 978.364.3892 firstname.lastname@example.org
The president of the COP26 Climate Conference, due to be hosted by the UK in November, has told Sky News there's "no desire" to postpone it. The COP president said he wants the Glasgow conference to be "the most inclusive ever" - but some of it is expected to be virtual. "We are working very hard and planning on a physical event taking place in Glasgow in November, and actually what is really important is for all countries, the smaller countries or larger countries, to sit together on a level playing field at the same table, that is what I've been told when I'm speaking to governments, when I'm going around the world, and that is what we're working very hard to make sure happens."
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Knightscope is now offering financial services through Dimension Funding, LLC. Secures up to $10 million in financing.