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The world's first major travel bubble set up in the Covid pandemic allows quarantine-free visits.
Gemma Whelan is best known for portraying Yara Greyjoy in the HBO fantasy epic.
Four drugmakers are set to face trial on Monday in a lawsuit by several large counties in California that are seeking more than $50 billion over claims the companies helped fuel an opioid epidemic by deceptively marketing addictive painkillers. The case against Johnson & Johnson, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd, Endo International PLC and AbbVie's Allergan unit is one of the thousands of lawsuits by states and local governments seeking to hold pharmaceutical companies responsible for the drug crisis. Opioids have resulted in the overdose deaths of nearly 500,000 people from 1999 to 2019 in the United States, according to U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Harry Richford died in November 2017.
The trial of a man accused of murdering and robbing a man in Hay River begins in Northwest Territories Supreme Court in Yellowknife on Monday. James George Thomas is charged with first-degree murder and robbery in connection with the death of 25-year-old Alex Norwegian just outside of the town almost three and a half years ago. Thomas is one of four cousins who were charged in connection with Norwegian's death. Two have already been sentenced after pleading guilty to less serious charges. Another, Levi Cayen, is scheduled to be tried on the same charges as Thomas in February. Cayen's trial was to take place last year, but was delayed as a result of COVID-19 and due to him changing lawyers. Cayen is expected to be one of more than two dozen witnesses to testify during Thomas's trial. At the request of the prosecutor, the judge has permitted most of them to testify via video to save the time and expense of travelling to Yellowknife. The witnesses will be testifying from places such as Iqaluit, New Hampshire, Vancouver, Winnipeg and Hay River, N.W.T. Five weeks of court time have been set aside for the trial.
“He changed the way I teach completely. The most important thing I do every day in my classroom is to show up and be there for the students and to see them — really see them,” one teacher says.
Clean Energy Signs Agreement with Amazon for Low and Negative Carbon RNG
Fire & Flower Holdings Corp. ("Fire & Flower" or the "Company") (TSX: FAF) (OTCQX: FFLWF) today announced that Trevor Fencott, Chief Executive Officer of Fire & Flower will present live at VirtualInvestorConferences.com on April 20.
SRAX to host keynote speakers Steve DeAngelo, Dr. Sue Sisley, Emily Paxhia, Steven Hawkins, and Dr. Jeffrey Chen at the Sequire Cannabis Conference.
Camping equipment purchases are projected to grow 30% over the next 5 years, with some companies currently seeing 200% more demand for their products.The Dyrt PRO, the top camping app, is on track to grow 400% in 2021. PORTLAND, Ore., April 19, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, top camping app The Dyrt PRO confirmed that it has entered into partnerships with over 70 outdoor companies already this year to combine forces and meet the growing demand for camping. Increasing interest in outdoor activities has put a spotlight on the need for campground information. The Dyrt PRO, with over 1 million+ campsites, reviews, and tips, addresses that need, and outdoor companies can now offer that value to their customers. Customers of these 70 companies can now get free memberships to The Dyrt PRO, The Dyrt’s quickly growing premium membership. In return, The Dyrt will feature some of these companies in The Dyrt Magazine, and some as prizes in The Dyrt’s Campground Review Contests, which fuel their crowd-sourced campground review platform. “From day one our focus has been on building the biggest camping community. Community allows us to provide the best camping information from the most trusted source — other campers,” explained Kevin Long, CEO of The Dyrt. “Increasing that information flow, with help from our new outdoor partner companies, will now make going camping even easier.” The 70+ companies see the relationship as mutually beneficial as well. “As a company, we strive to not only fill the needs addressed by our products, but to also improve overall outdoor experiences,” says Andrew Kinsman from Midland Radio Corporation. “Giving our customers The Dyrt PRO does just that.” Customers of these 70+ companies will automatically receive free 90-day memberships to The Dyrt PRO with any purchase, effective immediately: 686, A Cajun Life, Action Heat/The Warming Store, AIYRE, Alpine Start, Amazing RVs, Banner & Oak, Basecamper, Boost Oxygen, Boulder Denim, CampFare, Capitol Hill Outfitters, CloudLine, Crazy Creek, Cruise America, CS Coffee, Cusa Tea & Coffee, Eddie Bauer, Four Points, Full Windsor, Good To-Go, GourmetNut, Gravel Travel, GrowlerWerks, Hammock Bliss, Hammock Gear, Heroclip, Hollywood Racks, Hybrid Light, Kalahari, Kelty, Kovr Sunscreen, Life in Tents, Liquid IV, LivBar, Marie Originals, Midland Radio Corporation, Native Camper Vans, Ncamp, NW Alpine, Out Van About, Outdoor Element, Outdoor Tech, Peace Vans, Pladra, Point6, Raw Rev, RedLedge, Shamma Sandals, Sierra Designs, SockGuy, Speedy Blaze, Supernola, Texas RV Rental, This American VanLife, Titus, TrailTopia, Travellers Autobarn, Tru Flask, US RV Adventure, Vintage Surfari Wagons, Wandervans PNW, Wandervans.com, Wandrd, Watershed, Wenzel, Wigwam, Wraptie. About: The Dyrt PROWith over 1 million+ campsites, reviews, and tips, The Dyrt PRO offers the most comprehensive campground search features and camping discounts. Available on the web, iOS, and Android. Sources: Camping equipment sales growth: https://www.forbes.com/sites/timnewcomb/2020/12/09/small-and-mid-size-outdoor-companies-see-quick-growth-face-major-decisions-amidst-pandemic/ Press Contact: Maggie Fisher firstname.lastname@example.org
SAN JUAN, April 19, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BOTS, Inc. (OTC: BTZI), a vertical integrator and an emerging innovator of products, technologies, and services for the rapidly growing digital robotics automation, cybersecurity, and manufacturing industry, announced today that it entered into an agreement to acquire 50% ownership of Beadswap (in beta) from Equity Art Corp. The purchase includes 50% ownership in a related 8.1 trillion beadswap coins (CRYPTO: BEAD) generated on the Ethereum blockchain and listed on Beadswap as seen here: https://info.beadswap.me/#/home "We were attracted to the carefully designed Beadswap knowing that similar decentralized exchanges such as Uniswap enjoy a market cap of more than 10 billion USD with smaller upstart competitors to Uniswap quickly reaching more than 1 billion in market cap after launching as well as the magnitude of the seller's assets and operational magnitude," stated Bots' Chairman, Simon Rubin. A recent article published by Forbes.com entitled Coinbase, Kraken, Gemini, And Other Crypto Exchanges Must Embrace Defi To Capture Growth –described the following: "Coinbase's direct listing on Nasdaq is a watershed moment for the crypto industry. It will be the first public crypto company with pure and dependable cash flows that are on par with some of the largest and most established exchanges in the world. Coinbase generated 2020 revenue of $1.3 billion, compared to CBOE's $1.2 billion, Nasdaq's $2.9 billion, and CME's $4.9 billion. Despite launching a myriad of products such as Commerce (SPSC ), Earn, Custody, staking, and others, trading fees make up the lion's share of Coinbase's $3.4 billion LTD revenue, at approximately 96%. DEXs are a type of crypto exchange within the decentralized finance ("Defi") ecosystem that allows for direct peer-to-peer transactions to take place without intermediaries. By utilizing decentralized smart contracts encoded on public blockchains, users always retain their private keys, which removes counterparty risk inherent to centralized exchanges. Defi offers a fast-growing ecosystem of continuous innovation as distributed project teams interact with open-source protocols and create novel use cases previously unimaginable. In order to be competitive and retain market share, centralized exchanges must form mutually beneficial symbiotic relationships with Defi platforms and products. "DEXs” such as Uniswap, Sushiswap, 0x, Curve, Serum, Balancer, and others combined monthly volume surpassed $61 billion in January of this year. Six months prior, in July 2020, the combined DEX monthly volume was just $4.9 billion, an astounding increase of over 1,100%. Although the combined volume of centralized exchanges in January was considerably higher at $906 billion, DEX volume is catching up with a current volume ratio of 7%, up from 4.6% in July of last year. "Coinbase, Kraken, Gemini, and other exchanges are thriving, but what will happen if decentralized exchanges ("DEXs") continue their spectacular growth, fundamentally threatening to disrupt their centralized counterparts?" In unrelated news, Bots expects to file its 10K later today and plans to provide an additional update when it reports its full third-quarter results later this month. About Equity Art Corporation Equity Art Corp., founded in 2004, is a large-scale enterprise specializing in asset collection, art trade, product development, and tourism. Headquartered in Xi'an, China, the Company's business philosophy is inspired by the history and culture of the ancient Silk Road. Equity Art's flagship property is the Silk Route Museum, one of the largest privately-owned museums in China. It features a construction area of over 10,000 square meters and contains an international collection of over 35,000 works of fine art, historical artifacts, fossils, and jade masterpieces. The Company's other projects include one of the world's largest subterranean art galleries, the Dunhuang Natural History museum, a 700-acre Silk Road tourism and expo center, an art auction business, and the online travel platform Silkroad.host. Recognizing the unique opportunity presented by blockchain to provide more reliable provenance tracking for art and antiques, the Company in 2018 created Equity Art Online; a digital division focused on utilizing distributed ledger technology, 3D scanning, and non-fungible tokens (NFT) to advance the art and museum industries. Beadswap, a decentralized asset exchange, is one of the core components of this initiative. About Beadswap Beadswap.me is a decentralized exchange built on the Ethereum network. Users can swap, create markets, add liquidity, and stake Ethereum-based tokens without the use of an intermediary. Unlike traditional, centralized market-making, Beadswap uses an automated market maker (AMM) protocol to facilitate decentralized trading so that prices are determined algorithmically instead of through an order book. Shang He, Vice President of Equity Art Online, commented, "The total value locked in Defi platforms grew from around $1 billion a year ago to over $60 billion currently. We are excited to bring this groundbreaking new technology to help revolutionize the art and tourism sectors." About BOTS, Inc. Headquartered in San Juan, Puerto Rico, BOTS, Inc. - publicly traded on the OTC Markets under the symbol (BTZI) is a diversified company developing and servicing blockchain, cybersecurity, and robotics solutions for its clientele. The Company is committed to driving the innovations needed to shape the future of digital robotic automation management through digital technology and decentralized blockchain solutions. 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Roxgold Inc. ("Roxgold" or the "Company") (TSX: ROXG) (OTCQX: ROGFF) is pleased to announce the results of the Feasibility Study (the "Feasibility Study") and Mineral Reserve estimate for the high-grade Séguéla Gold Project ("Séguéla" or the "Séguéla Gold Project") in Côte d’Ivoire. The Feasibility Study was prepared in accordance with Canadian Securities Administrators’ National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects ("NI 43-101").
The team’s nickel-and-dime approach to free agency is akin to John Wooden’s famous quote: “never mistake activity with achievement.”
TubeBuddy, the YouTube creator management and optimization division of BEN Group, today announced its inaugural International Creator Day, a new holiday to celebrate the social media and content creator community. Starting this Friday, the event will take place annually on April 23 – the anniversary of when the first YouTube video was uploaded to the platform and the unofficial beginning of the era of social media and influencers. Each year, the holiday will highlight and recognize creators who inspire and make an impact on audiences across the world.
Commerce Bancshares, Inc. announced today that it is deepening its multi-year relationship with SixThirty, a global venture firm that invests in enterprise technology startups. SixThirty targets investments in seed to early growth stage startups. SixThirty’s portfolio and pipeline represent some of the most innovative and promising fintech, insurtech, digital health and cybersecurity ideas from around the world.
The government of Nunavut has painted a gloomy picture of the territory should Baffinland's Phase 2 expansion not proceed. Baffinland is seeking approval to double its production at its Mary River iron ore mine south-west of Pond Inlet. The Nunavut Impact Review Board was holding a final series of hearings last week in Iqaluit to consider the Phase 2 expansion proposal. But the hearings were suspended indefinitely on Wednesday following Iqaluit's first confirmed case of COVID-19. Before the hearings wrapped up, Baffinland had its opportunity to question intervenors and fire back at criticisms it had previously received – it only got halfway through its five-hour allotment. 'These are jobs to provide the basics of life.' While the mine's proposal has pitted economic benefit against environmental protections, Jimi Onalik, the government of Nunavut's deputy minister of economic development, said the expansion is about improving the quality of life for Nunavummiut. "The challenge Nunavut faces is pretty stark when it comes to the economy. We have highest rates of unemployment. We have some of the highest rates of food insecurity," Onalik prefaced in a reply to a question from Baffinland's lawyer on whether the expansion fits into Nunavut's priorities. "In addition to the people that are currently unemployed and who are currently unable to provide the necessities of life for their family, we're facing 10,000 young people across Nunavut becoming adults [in the next 20 years]. That's a very high number." And while Onalik said the government has worked hard to bolster other sectors, like fishing and the arts, he said there's nothing that compares to the economic opportunities presented by Baffinland's expansion. "If it doesn't proceed, then we have a really hard question: 'If not this, then what?' Onalik said. Hunters in Pond Inlet, Nunavut, off load a boat following a successful caribou hunt in October 2015. The government of Nunavut says the Baffinland Phase 2 proposal has pitted jobs against the environment. But it's about quality of life for all Nunavummiut.(Nick Murray/CBC News) He added, even if the Government of Nunavut — the largest employer in the territory — achieves targeted Inuit employment rates in the five affected North Baffin communities, there are only about 100-200 jobs where Inuit can replace non-Inuit, compared to the "1,000 or so" created with Baffinland's expanded mining operation. In the next 10 years, said Onalik, there are 1,800 people becoming adults in the five affected communities of Pond Inlet, Arctic Bay, Clyde River, Sanirajak and Igloolik. "I know this has been framed in some way about choosing jobs over the environment. And I truly want to say, the direction we've been given within the government of Nunavut is these jobs accomplish something," Onalik said. "We have people who need food for their families. People aren't able to clothe their children. These are jobs to provide the basics of life. It's really about trying to find a way to improve the quality of life." Increasing access to country food Onalik also said creating jobs in communities can lead to an increase in the availability of country food. He said communities have more disposable income with higher employment rates, thus making it easier to create community-based economic development. A community feast at Nasivvik High School in Pond Inlet, Nunavut, in October 2015. The government of Nunavut says with more people employed in communities, it increases the availability of country food.(Nick Murray/CBC) "Those people who are working at the mines actually have the money and the ability to spend and hunt more. And it increases the amount of country food available in communities, either for sale or covering for the family's needs," Onalik said. "It would involve a lot of work on the part of the government of Nunavut and others to make sure that every opportunity is pulled out of this project. It's not, an automatic 'yes' for the project means this is all going to happen. We all have a lot of work to do."
The annual general meeting of Equinor ASA (OSE: EQNR, NYSE: EQNR) will be held on 11 May 2021 at 16:00 (CEST). Due to the Covid-19 situation, the annual general meeting will be held as a digital meeting with electronic voting. Please refer to the attached guide for online participation. It is also possible to vote in advance, or attend the meeting by proxy. Please see further detailed information under "Participation" in the notice of the annual general meeting. The full notice, agenda and appendices are attached hereto. Further information is also to be found on www.equinor.com/agm Investor contact: Erik Gonder+ 47 firstname.lastname@example.org This information is subject to the disclosure requirements pursuant to Section 5-12 the Norwegian Securities Trading Act Attachment Notice of Annual General Meeting in Equinor ASA 11 May 2021 with appendices
A remote support solution developed by Finnish software company Augumenta helps Japanese experts continue to train researchers in Ghana and Zambia despite the pandemicOULU, Finland, April 19, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Augumenta, Ltd., today announced it was selected to supply software and systems integration services to support technical training programs for life sciences and agricultural researchers in Africa working with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). The training solution is based on the Augumenta SmartEyes system, which uses camera-equipped smart glasses to connect field workers in Africa with Japanese experts who can view the local scene and provide instructions and support in real-time. JICA is responsible for delivering Japan’s official development assistance as an implementing agency, providing ODA Loan and Grant Aid, and executing Technical Cooperation in developing countries. With approximately 100 offices and a network of people cooperating within its numerous programs running all over the world, the organization provides, for example, technical training for participants from developing countries in a wide range of fields, such as medical, industrial, and agricultural fields. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, JICA programs allowed Japanese counterparts to host experts and researchers from developing countries in Japan and thousands of Japanese experts to travel to the target countries to arrange hands-on training locally. The pandemic caused disruptions to the programs: experts have been forced to evacuate and the hosting of trainees has been suspended. Last autumn, JICA launched an open call for proposals to find solutions that enable the programs to continue operating despite travel restrictions. The Augumenta system will initially be deployed in two African countries, Ghana and Zambia, as a tool to aid technical guidance in infectious disease control and agriculture. The SmartEyes remote collaboration solution, designed to solve remote working challenges in industrial settings, functions well in challenging environments and varying network conditions and is easy to use by workers with different skill levels. Augumenta provides the total solution including the needed software, hardware, and support services, and is coordinating the field-testing phase. The company works in close cooperation with Iristick, which supplies the smart glasses used in the project. Iristick has extensive experience in remote assistance in general, and various types of NGO projects in developing countries in particular and brings valuable expertise to the project. NOTE: Additional project details and statements from the involved parties can be found online: https://www.augumenta.com/library/ CONTACT: Media Contact: Matt Schmidt Small Planet Public Relations for Augumenta Matt(at)smallplanet.pr.com
ST. JOHN’S, Newfoundland, April 19, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kraken Robotics Inc. (TSX-V: PNG, OTCQB: KRKNF), Canada’s Ocean Company, is pleased to announce that it has acquired 13 Robotics Ltda of Brazil (“13R”). The 13R team, with offices in Rio de Janeiro and Salvador, Brazil, consists of software developers and engineers who have significant experience in underwater robotics and autonomous systems for the energy markets. Since inception in 2013, 13R have completed projects for a number of global energy companies, with a focus on autonomous underwater inspection in offshore oil and gas as well as renewable energy. Commenting on the acquisition, Karl Kenny, Kraken President and CEO said, “Kraken has known and worked with members of the 13R team since 2016. We look forward to utilizing their expertise in robotic system development, leveraging their relationships with leading international energy companies, and to them providing a base of opportunity for Robotics/Data as a Service capabilities in South America. As the offshore energy markets continue to focus on reduction of costs and reduction of greenhouse gases through the use of resident autonomous systems, Kraken and the 13R team will be well positioned to support the need for clean, efficient and cost-effective technology.” 13R, which will operate as Kraken Robotics Brasil Ltda., is highly complementary to Kraken: 13R’s substantial experience in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomy will both complement and augment Kraken’s existing offerings, reducing time to market for new applications of Kraken’s SeaVision underwater 3D laser scanner.13R has a demonstrated track-record in subsea autonomy for seabed resident AUVs, including dynamic path planning, obstacle detection and avoidance, underwater docking, and adaptive failure-tolerant control systems, all of which will directly benefit Kraken’s ThunderFish XL Seabed Resident AUV program.13R’s continued work in resident systems with multi-modal inspection capabilities will support Kraken’s ongoing applications in digital twinning of critical subsea assets.Furthermore, Kraken’s acquisition of 13R provides technical and commercial on-the-ground access to the Brazilian offshore oil and gas industry, opening the door to further opportunities in that major market. Consideration for the 13R acquisition was US$220,000 cash. ABOUT KRAKEN ROBOTICS INC. Kraken Robotics Inc. (TSX.V:PNG) (OTCQB: KRKNF) is a marine technology company dedicated to the production and sale of software-centric sensors, subsea batteries and thrusters, and underwater robotic systems. The company is headquartered in Mt. Pearl, Newfoundland with offices in Canada, US, Germany, Denmark, and Brazil. Kraken is ranked as a Top 100 marine technology company by Marine Technology Reporter. For more information, please visit www.krakenrobotics.com, www.krakenrobotik.de, www.krakenpower.de. Find us on social media on LinkedIn (Kraken Robotics), Twitter (@krakenrobotics), Facebook (@krakenroboticsinc), YouTube (Kraken Robotics) and Instagram (@KrakenRobotics). Certain information in this news release constitutes forward-looking statements. 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