Can OG Anunoby continue his growth, will Stanley Johnson continue to impress and what kind of Pascal Siakam will we see over the next couple of months of NBA play?
Can OG Anunoby continue his growth, will Stanley Johnson continue to impress and what kind of Pascal Siakam will we see over the next couple of months of NBA play?
Many states prioritized COVID-19 vaccines for people over 75, then moved to those over 65, but they shouldn't keep stepping down by age
Record-low mortgage rates have led to a surge in buyer demand, and with limited inventory to choose from, getting an offer accepted often means having to duke it out with another buyer. About 40% say that's the primary reason they haven't managed to purchase property, according to a new survey by the National Association of Home Builders. If you're planning to buy a home in the near term, you may unfortunately wind up being flung into a bidding war, and you'll need a strategy in case that happens.
Shareholder rights law firm Robbins LLP announces that a purchaser of Churchill Capital Corp. III, n/k/a MultiPlan Corporation (NYSE: MPLN), filed a class action complaint against the Company and its officers and directors for alleged violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 between July 12, 2020 and November 10, 2020. MultiPlan is a data analytics end-to-end cost management solutions provider to the U.S. healthcare industry.
ATLANTA (AP) _ Preferred Apartment Communities Inc. (APTS) on Monday reported a key measure of profitability in its fourth quarter. The real estate investment trust, based in Atlanta, said it had funds from operations of $15.6 million, or 31 cents per share, in the period. Funds from operations is a closely watched measure in the REIT industry.
The Irish actress is speaking out about the "reductive" fixation on women's bodies.
Teachers should be vaccinated, but schools can open safely if they aren't, says Miguel Cardona, who is likely to be the next education secretary.
Four Fort Worth police officers have been fired since February; two of them were terminated due to social media posts.
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The Senate voted Monday to confirm Miguel Cardona as education secretary, clearing his way to lead President Joe Biden’s effort to reopen the nation’s schools amid the coronavirus pandemic. Cardona, 45, a former public school teacher who went on to become Connecticut’s education chief, was approved on a 64-33 vote. He takes charge of the Education Department amid mounting tension between Americans who believe students can safely return to the classroom now, and others who say the risks are still too great. Although his position carries limited authority to force schools to reopen, Cardona will be asked to play a central role in achieving Biden’s goal to have a majority of elementary schools open five days a week within his first 100 days. He will be tasked with guiding schools through the reopening process, and sharing best practices on how to teach during a pandemic. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last month released a road map for getting students back into classrooms safely. The agency said masks, social distancing and other strategies should be used, but vaccination of teachers was not a prerequisite for reopening. Cardona, who gained attention for his efforts to reopen schools in Connecticut, has vowed to make it his top priority to reopen schools. At his Senate confirmation hearing last month, he said there are “great examples throughout our country of schools that have been able to reopen safely.” The debate has become a political firestorm for Biden, who is caught between competing interests as he aims to get students into the classroom without provoking the powerful teachers unions that helped put him in the White House. He says his goal of returning students to the classroom is possible if Congress approves his relief plan, which includes $130 billion for the nation’s schools. Republicans have rebuked Biden for failing to reopen schools faster, while teachers unions opposed the administration’s decision to continue with federally required standardized tests during the pandemic. The tricky terrain is nothing new for Cardona, however, who faced similar tension navigating the pandemic in Connecticut, and who has won early praise even from Biden’s critics. Republicans in Congress have applauded Cardona’s efforts to reopen schools in Connecticut, and some see him as a potential ally in their support for charter schools. Teachers, meanwhile, see him as a partner who brings years of experience in education and knows the demands of the teaching. The nomination continues a meteoric rise for Cardona, who was appointed to lead Connecticut’s education department in 2019 after spending 20 years working in Meriden, Connecticut, public schools — the same district he attended as a child. He began his career as a fourth grade teacher before becoming the state's youngest principal at age 28. In 2012, he was named Connecticut’s principal of the year, and in 2015 he became an assistant superintendent of the district. When he was appointed state education commissioner, he became the first Latino to hold the post. Cardona grew up in a public housing project in Meriden, raised by parents who came to Connecticut from Puerto Rico as children. Through his career, he has focused on closing education gaps and supporting bilingual education. It’s a personal issue for Cardona, who says he spoke only Spanish when he entered kindergarten and struggled to learn English. Cardona was the first in his family to graduate from college, and his three degrees include a doctorate in education from the University of Connecticut. He and his wife, Marissa, have two children in high school. His deep roots in public schooling fit the criteria Biden was looking for in an education secretary. During his campaign, Biden vowed to pick a secretary with experience in public education. It was meant to draw a contrast with then-secretary Betsy DeVos, a Michigan billionaire who spent decades advocating for school choice policies. In an increasingly fractionalized world of education, Cardona has vowed to be a unifier. At his confirmation hearing, he promised to engage with “the vast, diverse community of people who have a stake in education.” He added that, “we gain strength from joining together.” As he works to help schools reopen, he will also be tasked with helping them address the damage the pandemic has done on student learning. He has echoed Biden’s call for further education funding, saying schools will need to expand summer academic programs and hire more counsellors to help students with mental health issues. He's also likely to face an early test as he weighs how much flexibility to grant states as they administer standardized tests. Last week, the Education Department ordered states to continue with annual testing but said assessments could be offered online or delayed until fall. The agency also held out the possibility that states could be granted “additional assessment flexibility” in certain cases. Some states are already pushing for that extra flexibility, including Michigan, which is asking to replace state tests with local “benchmark” assessments that were administered this year. It will be up to Cardona to decide how much leniency to provide. Republicans have also set the stage for a fight over transgender athletes. At last month’s hearing, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., raised objections with policies that allow transgender girls to participate in girls’ athletics. It’s the subject of a legal battle in Connecticut, where some cisgender athletes are challenging a state policy that lets transgender students participate as their identified gender. Pressed by Paul to take a stance on the issue, Cardona said he would support the right of “all students, including students who are transgender.” Collin Binkley, The Associated Press
HOUSTON, March 01, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Emerson Firm, PLLC announces a continuing investigation of a hugely significant issue involving the transmission system of Nissan Pathfinder vehicles. This matter relates to consumers who purchased or leased any 2015 through the present Nissan Pathfinder. If you purchased or leased any 2015 through the present Nissan Pathfinder in the United States, then you may have claims that can be pursued. It is believed that the transmission system in these vehicles is defective. Owners have reported a significant delay in the vehicle’s response while attempting to accelerate from a stop or while attempting to merge into freeway traffic, or pass another vehicle, which requires the ability to accelerate quickly. This delay in response is typically accompanied with reports of the engine revving while the driver depresses the gas pedal without little to no increase in vehicle speed. Vehicle owners have also experienced and reported stalling, jerking, lurching, shuddering, and/or shaking while operating their Class Vehicles, as well as premature transmission failure. These vehicles are equipped with a continuous variable transmission or CVT type of automatic transmission that does not use conventional gears to achieve the various ratios required during normal driving. Instead, it uses a segmented steel belt between pulleys that can be adjusted to change the reduction ratio in the transmission. This is supposed to occur smoothly and continuously. Like a conventional transmission, a CVT is electronically controlled by a Transmission Control Module or TCM. Nissan North America, Inc. (“NNA”) is a California corporation with its principal place of business located at One Nissan Way, Franklin, Tennessee 37067 and doing business in Tennessee and throughout the United States. Founded in 1933 and headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. (“NML”) is a corporation organized under the laws of Japan. NML manufactures and distributes automobiles and related parts. It also provides financing services. NML delivers a comprehensive range of products under various brands that are manufactured in Japan, the United States, Mexico, the United Kingdom and other countries. NML is the parent and 100% owner of NNA. Emerson Firm, PLLC with offices in Houston, TX and Little Rock, AR, is a law firm specializing in results, integrity, and personal service. Emerson Firm represents automotive consumers throughout the nation and has significant class action experience with proven results. Emerson Firm lawyers have devoted their practice to complex commercial litigation for almost forty years and have recovered over a billion dollars for consumers in class actions throughout the United States. IMPORTANT: If you purchased or leased a Nissan Pathfinder then please contact us immediately to protect your rights. It makes no difference what state you reside in. Send your inquiry with your complete contact information including phone number and email address to plaintiffs’ counsel, Emerson Firm, PLLC via e-mail to John G. Emerson (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we will get back to you to discuss your situation.
Cardona will lead Biden's push to reopen the majority of K-8 public schools in the first 100 days of his administration.
Some 70 million people living in the region stretching from Maryland into New York and Pennsylvania and north through Maine were under wind warnings as gusts were expected to reach 60 miles per hour (96 kph) Monday evening through Tuesday, the National Weather Service (NWS) said. The winds could blow down trees and electrical lines and cause scattered or widespread power outages, the service said in several regional advisories. The weather service also warned motorists driving high profile vehicles to use extra caution.
Outgoing CEO Receives Lifetime Achievement Award Hillsides Honorary Gala Chair and President and CEO Emeritus Joseph M. Costa with his Lifetime Achievement Award. Hillsides Board Chair Debbe Booth, Honorary Gala Chair Joseph M. Costa, and Hillsides President and CEO Stacey Roth. LOS ANGELES, March 01, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hillsides, a Southern California mental health and foster care agency, raised more than $470,000 during its first-ever Virtual Gala, Raising Hope, which was live-streamed on February 27, 2021 via YouTube. Hundreds of supporters tuned in to view the live broadcast that benefits the 17,000 children, youth, and families Hillsides serves. Raising Hope was chaired by Hillsides’ President and CEO Emeritus Joseph R. Costa, who is retiring in June after more than 11 years of service to Hillsides. Portions of the show were recorded and available for viewing at our event site. Highlights of the program included a welcome message from Sir Elton John, a live auction emceed by retired NBC4 weathercaster Fritz Coleman, and after-show performances by Nancy Wilson of Heart and Davey Johnstone and John Mahon of the Elton John Band. Costa was also presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his 30-plus years of public service by new Hillsides President and CEO Stacey Roth. During the live auction portion of the program, guests bid on many exciting packages, including vacation packages to New York, Montana, and Mexico, celebrity meet-and-greets, and lavish dinner packages. The program also included touching video stories of clients who have received services from our Family Resource Centers and Youth Moving On program. The gala was made possible by many generous sponsors, including the lead sponsor The Donald Zonshine Family Foundation. The other major sponsors are Willis Towers Watson, Ayrshire Foundation, Claudia Calandrino, Don and Sally Clark, The H. Leslie & Elaine S. Hoffman Foundation, Kim and Rob Shepherd, Sherm and Marge Telleen, and Western Asset Management The gala committee consisted of Honorary Gala Chair Joseph M. Costa, Edison Barbosa, Armida Baylon-Stelzer, Cathy Brennan, Donna De Mond, Bill Eichler, John S. Gong, Bernie Gore, Katie Hamrick, Ava Herrera, Stacey Hoppe, Sara Jennings, Ana Maarse, Pamela Mahon, Susan Noce, Susan Pinsky, Sara J. Simpson, Lyn Spector, Maureen Staley, Chelisa Vagim, Uyen-Uyen Vo, Kim Weleba. ### About Hillsides: Hillsides, with its affiliate Bienvenidos, is dedicated to healing children and young adults, strengthening families, and transforming communities through quality comprehensive services and advocacy. Headquartered in Los Angeles, the agency serves nearly 17,000 children and families in Southern California throughout more than 40 sites, including school-based mental health offices in Los Angeles, Pasadena, and Baldwin Park. Foster care and adoptions services are offered in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties. To learn more about Hillsides, please visit www.Hillsides.org. Visit Hillsides on Facebook @hillsideschildren, on Twitter @Hillsides, or on Instagram @HillsidesPasadena. Attachments JoeCostaAwardHillsidesLeadership CONTACT: Ray Delgado Hillsides 323-302-7311 email@example.com
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Government will help fund the joint bid to ‘bring football home’ and is open to hosting more matches during this summer’s European Championships
Watford Holdings Ltd. ("Watford") (NASDAQ: WTRE) announced today that on March 31, 2021, it intends to pay to holders of record as of March 15, 2021 (the "Record Date") a quarterly dividend on its 8½% Cumulative Redeemable Preference Shares, which trade on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol "WTREP" (the "Preference Shares").
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PEN Investor Filing Deadline: Saxena White P.A., the Only Law Firm that Filed a Securities Fraud Class Action Against Penumbra Inc. Arising Out of the Company’s Misrepresentations to Investors Regarding the Jet 7 Xtra Flex Aspiration Catheter, Reminds Investors that the Statutory Deadline to File a Motion for Lead Plaintiff Status is March 16, 2021 SAN DIEGO, March 01, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Saxena White P.A. has filed a securities fraud class action lawsuit (the “Class Action”) in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California against Penumbra, Inc. (“Penumbra” or the “Company”) (NYSE: PEN) on behalf of all persons or entities who purchased or otherwise acquired Penumbra common stock between August 3, 2020 and December 15, 2020, inclusive (the “Class Period”). If you purchased Penumbra common stock during the Class Period and wish to apply to be lead plaintiff, a motion on your behalf must be filed with the Court no later than March 16, 2021. You may contact David Kaplan (firstname.lastname@example.org), an attorney and Director at Saxena White P.A., to discuss your interests in the class action and your rights regarding the appointment of lead plaintiff. You may also retain counsel of your choice and need not take any action at this time to be a class member. As alleged in the Class Action, Penumbra and certain of its executives (“Defendants”) made statements to investors during the Class Period that were materially false and misleading in violation of Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and SEC Rule 10b-5. Specifically, the Class Action Complaint alleges that Defendants made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose material adverse facts regarding the safety of the Company’s Jet 7 Xtra Flex aspiration catheter, as well as the Company’s business, operations, and prospects. In particular, Defendants failed to disclose to investors: (1) that the Jet 7 Xtra Flex had known design defects that made it unsafe for its normal use; (2) that Penumbra did not adequately address the risk of Jet 7 Xtra Flex causing serious injury and deaths, which had in fact already occurred; (3) that the Jet 7 Xtra Flex was likely to be recalled due to its safety issues; and (4) as a result, Penumbra’s public statements as set forth above were materially false and misleading at all relevant times. The truth emerged through a series of partially corrective disclosures that caused Penumbra’s stock price to fall sharply, destroying over $1 billion in market capitalization and causing investors to suffer substantial losses. You may obtain a copy of the Complaint and inquire about actively joining the class action at www.saxenawhite.com/cases/penumbra-inc. Saxena White P.A., with offices in California, Florida, New York, and Delaware is a leading national law firm focused on prosecuting securities class actions, direct actions, derivative actions, and other complex litigation on behalf of injured investors. Currently serving as lead counsel in numerous major securities fraud class actions nationwide, Saxena White has recovered billions of dollars on behalf of defrauded investors. CONTACT INFORMATIONDavid Kaplan, Esq.email@example.com Saxena White P.A.12750 High Bluff Drive, Suite 475San Diego, CA 92130Tel: (858) 987-0860 Fax: (858) 369-0096www.saxenawhite.com
The Senate Monday evening voted 64-33 to confirm Miguel Cardona to lead the U.S. Education Department as schools across the country attempt to return to safe, in-person instruction -- something the Biden administration has prioritized as part of its COVID-19 response plan. Coming into office, President Joe Biden said ensuring students and educators are able to return to the classroom safely was a top priority -- which included a goal to get a majority of K-8 students back to school in the first 100 days of his presidency. At his confirmation hearing before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, Cardona reiterated this goal, and said he plans to address "inequities head on."