The Raptors recent performances prove they must play with all-out effort every night if they want to be a competitive team, while Fred VanVleet and OG have been the shining lights in an inconsistent season.
The Raptors recent performances prove they must play with all-out effort every night if they want to be a competitive team, while Fred VanVleet and OG have been the shining lights in an inconsistent season.
➔ Phase 1 exploration and drilling program started in early January➔ Surface and near-surface campaigns commencing in Q3 of this year➔ Testing of historic near-surface targets as the Tombill Main Group has not received the benefit of modern explorationVancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - February 25, 2021) - Tombill Mines Limited (TSXV: TBLL) (the ...
Thierry Henry cited family reasons for his decision to step down as head coach of CF Montreal, the organization announced Thursday morning. The move also comes amid multiple media outlets reporting that Henry had interviewed for the vacant position at Bournemouth. "It is with a heavy heart that I've decided to take this decision," Henry said in a club statement.
The 10-year yield was up 7.4 basis points at 1.463% and reached as high as 1.494%, the highest in a year. The trading also pushed up a closely watched part of the U.S. Treasury yield curve measuring the gap between yields on two- and 10-year Treasury notes, seen as an indicator of economic expectations. It went as wide as 132 basis points, the most since late 2016, and was last at 131 basis points, 6 more than Wednesday's close.
LOS ANGELES — U.S. homebuilders are poised to benefit this spring homebuying season amid strong demand, low mortgage rates and an all-time low inventory of previously occupied homes for sale. But soaring lumber prices and a shortage of construction-ready land could limit their ability to capitalize on the strong housing market trends, analysts say. The price of lumber more than doubled over the last year to an all-time high, reflecting strong demand for new construction and home remodeling, and pandemic-related problems limiting production. The sharp rise in the cost of lumber, among other building materials, is a concern to builders because it drives up costs, potentially shrinking the pool of would-be buyers who can afford to purchase a home. Builders are also grappling with a shrinking supply of developed lots, or land that’s ready for construction. Ali Wolf, chief economist at housing market data tracker Zonda Economics, forecasts that new U.S. home sales will rise 5% this year over 2020. That would be a far slower pace of growth than the nearly 20% jump last year from 2019. “Supply is the limiting factor,” Wolf said. “If builders had more homes to sell, sales would be higher.” Robert Dietz, the National Association of Home Builders’ chief economist, hasn't issued a forecast, but also expects sales to grow at a slower pace, despite an overall strong housing market. “The homebuilding market is going to grow in 2021, but the growth rate itself is going to be lower than what we experienced in 2020, due to the fact that these housing affordability headwinds like lumber, a lack of lots, are becoming more binding this year,” Dietz said. The housing market mounted a strong comeback last summer after declining sharply in the spring when the coronavirus outbreak hit. Sales of previously occupied U.S. homes surged last year to the highest level since 2006 at the height of the housing boom, according to the National Association of Realtors. Sales of new homes, meanwhile, jumped 19% in 2020 over the previous year, according to the Commerce Department. New home sales climbed a further 4.3% last month. Several market trends are driving strong demand for homeownership. Mortgage rates remain at historic lows. Americans forced to work from home in the pandemic are seeking larger homes. And more millennials are entering the market. Other trends, including an all-time low inventory of resale homes of 1.04 million (less than two months' supply), should pave the way for homebuilders to enjoy a banner year. But those prospects have dimmed amid the industry’s land and building supplies constraints. “You’ll see (housing) starts and sales grow more slowly than they could if we didn’t have these issues with availability of land and availability of materials,” said Carl Reichardt, a BTIG homebuilding analyst. While the price of lumber, cement and other construction materials fluctuate constantly, the volatility has worsened over the past year as the coronavirus pandemic led to factory closures, a shortage of truckers and other logistical issues that have made the normally smooth supply chain unpredictable. That’s meant shortages in items like windows and faucets, translating to higher costs and delayed construction projects. The pandemic has also left some municipalities short-handed, which can mean delays in approving building permits, inspections or the process needed to get land cleared for new construction. For builders having to deal with such obstacles, this means more delays, uncertainty and difficulty in getting a home completed on time and on budget. The rise in lumber prices, a consequence of many mills running at less than full capacity due to the pandemic, has been particularly worrisome for builders. A key building material used in framing new homes, it has been on a tear since April. It settled Tuesday at $1,018.10 per thousand board feet, just below the all-time high it set a day earlier, according to FactSet. This surge in lumber has added more than $24,000 to the price of an average new single-family home, Dietz said. “Costs are going up, it’s taking longer for materials to arrive, and it’s particularly acute in the lumber market," he said. For some builders, finding land to build on is a bigger problem. Many builders tapped their own supply of construction-ready land parcels much faster last year than they anticipated in order to meet the strong demand. And some stopped buying land altogether for weeks after the pandemic struck in order to limit spending amid uncertainty about when housing demand would recover. “The housing market was hotter than we all expected,” Wolf said. “And builders and developers burnt through lots quicker than anticipated.” The number of lots available for new home construction has fallen steadily for years, reaching 630,800 last year, according to Zonda Economics. That's down from 731,689 five years earlier. It can take a year or more to clear the hurdles required to turn raw land into a new home development. The demand for lumber and other building materials has helped lift shares in companies that supply the construction industry. Weyerhaeuser, Rayonier, PotlatchDeltic are each up more than 26%, while Builders FirstSource is up 66.3%. Homebuilders that have enough land to continue to grow their orders and their earnings are likely to have a better year than those who sold out their land, Reichardt said. He has a “Buy” rating on D.R. Horton, Lennar, PulteGroup and Taylor Morrison Home. Alex Veiga, The Associated Press
TORONTO — CIBC chief executive Victor Dodig credited the fast-paced mortgage market and new cash-back reward credit cards as factors behind the bank's better-than-expected first-quarter profit growth, as the bank also slashed its provisions for credit losses despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Dodig also said Thursday the bank had record flows into its mutual fund sales business, as the bank beat analyst expectations, reporting its first-quarter profit grew compared with a year ago before the pandemic started. On an adjusted basis, CIBC says it earned $3.58 per diluted share, up from $3.24 per diluted share in the same quarter last year. Analysts on average had expected an adjusted profit of $2.81 per share, according to financial data firm Refinitiv. Provisions for credit losses amounted to $147 million, down from $261 million a year ago, as the bank improved its economic outlook. Canada's other big banks this week announced similar reductions after increasing the amounts aside for bad loans last year in case the pandemic drove borrowers to default. "Overall, government support programs continue to help blunt the economic impacts of the pandemic, and our clients continue to exhibit disciplined behaviour in view of the economic uncertainty," said Shawn Beber, the CIBC's chief risk officer, on a conference call with analysts. The bank said Thursday that nearly two thirds of its outstanding loans are to consumers, the majority of which are mortgages. Beber said that the bank has seen lower insolvencies over the past two quarters amid government supports and bank relief programs, but that there has been a slight uptick from fourth-quarter lows. The bank is expecting some clients who had deferred credit card and personal loan payments last year may become delinquent and lead to some losses in the second quarter, Beber said. Dodig noted that the quicker reopening of the economy in the U.S. has benefited CIBC's commercial lending business there, and that the bank is hoping for a similar uptick in Canada. "I think the speed of the U.S. recovery has surprised over the last few months. Most of Canada's kind of mid-market and even smaller businesses to growth was coming from the U.S. Entrepreneurs are optimists. They see the U.S. opening they're ready to go," said Jon Hountalas, who leads the bank's commercial banking and wealth management teams in Canada. Laura Dottori-Attanasio, who leads personal and business banking, added that small businesses are "managing very prudently, holding on to their dollars and monies they've received from the government, as many wait for the economy to reopen." Overall, the big bank says it earned net income of $1.63 billion or $3.55 per diluted share for the quarter ended Jan. 31, up from $1.21 billion or $2.63 per diluted share a year earlier. Revenue totalled $4.96 billion, up from $4.86 billion. Dodig said that the bank has been focused over the past five years on streamlining operations and "eliminating inefficiencies" to cut costs. But he also said that the bank is reinvesting its cost savings to give more resources to the "revenue generating workforce," support deep client relationships and referrals, and add new leaders to the bank's Canadian consumer franchise team. "We know that the economic recovery won't be a straight line," said Dodig on the conference call. "We remain very connected to how the pandemic is affecting the lives of our clients and our team. Their well being remains our top priority." This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 25, 2021. Companies in this story: (TSX:CM) Anita Balakrishnan, The Canadian Press
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List Includes the Top Managed Service Providers and Consultants in North AmericaMISSISSAUGA, Ontario, Feb. 25, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Buchanan Technologies, a leading IT managed services provider, is pleased to announce it has been named to CRN’s 2021 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list as one of the Elite 150. The annual list recognizes the top technology providers and consultants in North America whose forward-thinking approach to providing managed services is changing the landscape of the IT channel. Since 1988, Buchanan Technologies has been delivering managed services to the midmarket as well as enterprise-level organizations throughout North America. Buchanan's breadth of services has grown to accommodate its customers’ needs and are customized accordingly. Through full managed services – including network management and security, cloud and digital transformation, technology upgrades, and remote and onsite IT support – Buchanan is helping customers enhance their end user and customer experience, reduce technical downtime, create more predictable budgets, and create pathways for growth. Buchanan also holds extensive certifications and partnerships with industry-leading vendors and has experience in a vast array of leading technology suites. “It is an honor to be listed as an MSP Elite 150 company for yet another year, especially in the ever-evolving and dynamic technology services industry,” said Jim Buchanan, Founder & CEO of Buchanan Technologies. “Buchanan’s success in the IT market can be attributed to not only our competitive service offerings but also our dedication to continued education and our unwavering commitment to bring value to our clients.” For more information on Buchanan’s managed IT services, visit our website. About Buchanan Technologies: Established in 1988, Buchanan Technologies is an award-winning managed services provider offering innovative IT services and customized solutions to mid-tier and enterprise-level organizations across the United States, Canada and Europe. Buchanan offers flexible and customizable solutions to accommodate any IT need – whether it’s help desk support, IT field services or managed IT solutions – and believes every interaction matters with each customer to provide a seamless user experience. To learn how Buchanan can simplify your IT solution, visit www.buchanan.com. CONTACT: Media Contact: LaRessa Cox, Vice President of Marketing firstname.lastname@example.org 972-910-7544
Italy reported 308 coronavirus-related deaths on Thursday against 318 the day before, the health ministry said, while the daily tally of new infections rose to 19,886 from 16,424 the day before. Italy has registered 96,974 deaths linked to COVID-19 since its outbreak emerged in February last year, the second-highest toll in Europe after Britain and the seventh-highest in the world. There were 178 new admissions to intensive care units, in line with 178 on Wednesday.
WILMINGTON, Del., Feb. 25, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rigrodsky Law, P.A. announces that it is investigating: IHS Markit Ltd. (NYSE: INFO) regarding possible breaches of fiduciary duties and other violations of law related to IHS Markit’s agreement to be acquired by S&P Global Inc. Under the terms of the agreement, IHS Markit’s shareholders will receive 0.2838 shares of S&P common stock per share. To learn more about this investigation and your rights, visit: https://www.rl-legal.com/cases-ihs-markit-ltd. Red Lion Hotels Corporation (NYSE: RLH) regarding possible breaches of fiduciary duties and other violations of law related to Red Lion’s agreement to be acquired by Sonesta International Hotels Corporation. Under the terms of the agreement, Red Lion’s shareholders will $3.50 in cash per share. To learn more about this investigation and your rights, visit: https://www.rl-legal.com/cases-red-lion-hotels-corporation. Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD) regarding possible breaches of fiduciary duties and other violations of law related to Aerojet’s agreement to be acquired by Lockheed Martin Corporation. Under the terms of the agreement, Aerojet’s shareholders will receive $56.00 in cash per share. To learn more about this investigation and your rights, visit: https://www.rl-legal.com/cases-aerojet-rocketdyne-holdings-inc. Cardtronics plc (NASDAQ GS: CATM) regarding possible breaches of fiduciary duties and other violations of law related to Cardtronics’ agreement to be acquired by NCR Corporation. Under the terms of the agreement, Cardtronics’ shareholders will receive $39.00 in cash per share. To learn more about this investigation and your rights, visit: https://www.rl-legal.com/cases-cardtronics-plc. You may also contact Seth D. Rigrodsky or Gina M. Serra cost and obligation free at (888) 969-4242 or email@example.com. Rigrodsky Law, P.A., with offices in Delaware and New York, has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of investors and achieved substantial corporate governance reforms in securities fraud and corporate class actions nationwide. Attorney advertising. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. CONTACT: Rigrodsky Law, P.A.Seth D. RigrodskyGina M. Serra(888) 969-4242 (Toll Free)(302) 295-5310Fax: (302) firstname.lastname@example.org https://rl-legal.com
Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - February 25, 2021) - Euro Asia Pay Holdings Inc. (CSE: EAP) (the "Company" or "EAP") is pleased to announce that on February 25, 2021, the Company completed its initial public offering of 8,376,000 units (each, a "Unit") at a price of $0.25 per Unit for gross proceeds of $2,094,000 (the "IPO"). Each Unit consists of one common share of the Company (each, a "Common Share"), and one warrant exercisable into ...
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U.S. investment firm Foresite Capital said on Thursday it had raised $969 million to invest in healthcare companies, making it the firm's largest fundraise to-date. The announcement comes on the heels of several other large fundraises by venture capital firms that have been looking to tap into a recent boom in the value of high-growth startups. Joshua Kushner's Thrive Capital earlier this month raised $2 billion for a pair of early and late-stage funds, while last month, VC firm TCV raised $4 billion for its 11th fund, making it the biggest fund in its 25-year history.
Company awarded second blanket purchase agreement to deliver software, services and training to GovernmentRESTON, Va., Feb. 25, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Carahsoft Technology Corp., The Trusted Government IT Solutions Provider®, today announced that it has been awarded a new Department of Defense (DoD) Enterprise Software Initiative (ESI) blanket purchase agreement (BPA) in accordance with the company’s General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Supply Schedule contract. This BPA (N66001-21-A-0031) joins Carahsoft’s previous BPA (N66001-19-A-0120) to expand the DoD’s access to asset management and cybersecurity solutions. Under the agreements, Carahsoft and authorized reseller partners will jointly provide software, software maintenance support, information technology professional services and training to the DoD, U.S. intelligence community and Coast Guard from the following solutions providers: BPA N66001-19-A-0120: BeyondTrust CorporationCloudBolt Software, Inc.DataLocker Inc.HyTrust, Inc.IvantiMicro Focus Government SolutionsNlyte SoftwareNutanix Oblong IndustriesRecorded Future, Inc.SafeNet Assured TechnologiesServiceNowSplunk Inc.Veritas TechnologiesZscaler, Inc. BPA N66001-21-A-0031: Decision LensDenodo TechnologiesFireEye, Inc.Fornetix, Inc FlexeraSonatype Inc.PacketViperRSA Security LLC “Carahsoft and our vendor partners are honored to support the DoD and intelligence sector with advanced technology to protect their data and improve performance,” said Craig P. Abod, Carahsoft President. “These BPAs enable our government customers to better access the critical capabilities offered by over 20 solutions providers and our reseller partners.” The agreements support the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement and are intended to reduce the contracting and open market costs associated with the traditional procurement process, including searching for sources, developing technical documents and solicitations, negotiating contractual terms, and evaluating offers. Asset management software solutions are available under Blanket Purchase Agreement N66001-19-A-0120 and Blanket Purchase Agreement N66001-21-A-0031 through Carahsoft’s GSA Schedule No. GS-35F-0119Y. For more information, contact the Carahsoft IT Asset Management BPA team at (703) 889-9878 or ITAMBPA@Carahsoft.com. About the DoD Enterprise Software Initiative (DoD ESI)DoD ESI is an official DoD initiative sponsored by the DoD Chief Information Officer (CIO) to lead in the establishment and management of enterprise COTS IT agreements, assets, and policies. DoD ESI lowers the total cost of ownership across the DoD, Coast Guard and Intelligence Communities for commercial software, IT hardware, and services. About CarahsoftCarahsoft Technology Corp. is The Trusted Government IT Solutions Provider®. As a top-performing GSA Schedule, SEWP and ITES-SW2 contract holder, Carahsoft serves as the Master Government Aggregator® for many of its best-of-breed technology vendors, supporting an extensive ecosystem of manufacturers, value-added resellers, system integrators and consulting partners committed to helping government agencies select and implement the best solution at the best possible value. The company's dedicated Solutions Divisions proactively market, sell and deliver VMware, AWS, Microsoft, Palo Alto Networks, Symantec, Veritas, McAfee, Dell, Adobe, F5 Networks, Google Cloud, ServiceNow, Open Source, Micro Focus Government Solutions, SAP, Salesforce, and Innovative and Intelligence products and services, among others. Carahsoft is consistently recognized by its partners as a top revenue producer and is listed annually among the industry's fastest growing and largest firms by CRN, Inc., Forbes, Washington Technology, The Washington Post, Washington Business Journal, and Bloomberg Government. Visit us at www.carahsoft.com or follow us on Twitter and Facebook. ContactMary Lange(703) email@example.com
NTS, the leader in testing, inspection, and certification solutions in North America, is pleased to announce the Grand Opening of its new multi-million-dollar dynamics test building at its laboratory in Santa Clarita, California. The event featured a socially distanced ribbon-cutting ceremony with elected officials and select customers. The secure test building houses a new, large-force T-4000 dual shaker system, which is critical for helping customers in the new Race-to-Space.
PRESS RELEASE REGULATED INFOMATION Information on the total number of voting rights and shares Mont-Saint-Guibert (Belgium), 25 February 2021, 18:00h CET – In accordance with article 15 of the Law of 2 May 2007 on the disclosure of large shareholdings, Nyxoah SA (Euronext: NYXH) publishes the below information following the issue of 10,000 new shares on 22 February 2021 pursuant to the exercise of subscription rights. Share capital: EUR 3,797,765.64Total number of securities carrying voting rights: 22,107,609 (all ordinary shares)Total number of voting rights (= denominator): 22,107,609 (all relating to ordinary shares) Number of rights to subscribe to securities carrying voting rights not yet issued: 141 “2013 ESOP Warrants” issued on 3 May 2013 and 23 December 2014, entitling their holders to subscribe to a total number of 70,500 securities carrying voting rights (all ordinary shares);435 “2016 ESOP Warrants” issued on 3 November 2016, entitling their holders to subscribe to a total number of 217,500 securities carrying voting rights (all ordinary shares);319 “2018 ESOP Warrants” issued on 12 December 2018, entitling their holders to subscribe to a total number of 159,500 securities carrying voting rights (all ordinary shares); and550,000 “2020 ESOP Warrants” issued on 21 February 2020, entitling their holders to subscribe to a total number of 550,000 securities carrying voting rights (all ordinary shares). * * * - Ends - For further information, please contact: NyxoahFabian Suarez, CFOcorporate@nyxoah.com+32 (0)10 22 24 55 About Nyxoah Nyxoah is a healthtech company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative solutions and services to treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). Nyxoah’s lead solution is the Genio® system, a CE-validated, patient-centered, next generation hypoglossal neurostimulation therapy for OSA, the world’s most common sleep disordered breathing condition that is associated with increased mortality risk1 and comorbidities including cardiovascular diseases, depression and stroke. Following successful completion of the BLAST OSA study in patients with moderate to severe OSA, the Genio® system received its European CE Mark in March 2019. The Company is currently conducting the BETTER SLEEP study in Australia and New Zealand for therapy indication expansion, and a post-marketing EliSA study in Europe to confirm the long-term safety and efficacy of the Genio® system. For more information, please visit www.nyxoah.com. Caution – CE marked since 2019. Investigational device in the United States. Limited by U.S. federal law to investigational use in the United States. 1 Young T. et al: Sleep Disordered Breathing and Mortality: Eighteen-Year Follow-up of the Wisconsin Sleep Cohort, Sleep. 2008 Aug 1; 31(8): 1071–1078. Attachment 2021 02 25- Press release - Number of shares