RuPaul's Drag Race Queens Baga Chipz, Blu Hydrangea and Vinegar Strokes bury the rumour that there is no such thing as a friend in the drag business.
RuPaul's Drag Race Queens Baga Chipz, Blu Hydrangea and Vinegar Strokes bury the rumour that there is no such thing as a friend in the drag business.
Sidley Austin LLP is pleased to announce that Sonia Barros has joined the firm as a partner in its Washington, D.C. office. Formerly the Chief Corporate Governance Counsel in the Division of Corporation Finance at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Ms. Barros will be a member of the firm’s Global Capital Markets group, where she will be the chair of the group’s newly formed Public Company Advisory subgroup focused on advising clients in corporate disclosures and governance matters.
Rent-A-Center, Inc. (the "Company" or "Rent-A-Center") (NASDAQ/NGS: RCII), a leader in the lease-to-own industry, today announced that its management will participate at the following investor conferences in March 2021. The management team including Mitch Fadel, CEO, and Maureen Short, CFO, are expected to present at the conferences.
SAN DIEGO (AP) _ Travere Therapeutics, Inc. (TVTX) on Monday reported a loss of $121.6 million in its fourth quarter. On a per-share basis, the San Diego-based company said it had a loss of $2.37. The results fell short of Wall Street expectations.
MINNEAPOLIS — After having surgery on his right ankle for the second straight off-season, Jorge Polanco has enjoyed a pain-free start to spring training with the Minnesota Twins. Camp came with a position switch for Polanco, too, which won't hinder his goal to put those injury problems in the past. “I feel more comfortable, getting my at-bats, getting my feet down,” Polanco said after his move from shortstop to second base was essentially certified in the team's exhibition opener. “It feels great to be back after the surgery and having had a couple of at-bats.” After making the All-Star team in 2019 while hitting .295 with 40 doubles, seven triples, 22 home runs and a .356 on-base percentage, Polanco had a cleanup procedure — called a debridement — to address a chronic impingement that stemmed from repetitive stress on the joint. Then after playing through further discomfort in the ankle during the pandemic-shortened 2020 season, Polanco had an operation to remove a mild bone spur and a small bone chip on the outside of the ankle. He played in 55 of 60 games but saw his slugging percentage fall from .485 to .354. In his last 15 games, including the playoffs, Polanco hit .167 with just two extra-base hits. He also committed a two-out throwing error in the first game of the AL wild card series against Houston that preceded a three-run ninth-inning rally by the Astros. Polanco said he considered having the surgery during the season. Instead, he opted to play through. The switch-hitting 27-year-old was hurt the most while trying to bat from the left side, with a .227 average in 169 plate appearances. He hit .345 in 57 plate appearances right-handed. “Sometimes I played with no pain, but sometimes it was very painful,” Polanco said. “I just kept making my rehab to see if it would get better, and it didn’t.” The Twins lauded Polanco's toughness, but they'd obviously prefer the fresher version. Manager Rocco Baldelli said he sees the improvement in Polanco's face. “I think there’s an excitement level there for him and all of us to just watch him play and not have to worry about anything health-wise,” Baldelli said. Playing second base with less territory to cover ought to help. When the Twins signed Andrelton Simmons, a four-time Gold Glove award winner at shortstop, Baldelli called Polanco to tell him he had a new position. No problem, he said. "I think I can be pretty dang good at second base,” said Polanco, who already has played to the left of second base on countless occasions due to the team's preference for shifting. The next domino to fall during the winter was the transition by Luis Arraez from regular second baseman to the multi-positional player Marwin González was for Minnesota for the previous two years before departing as a free agent. Arraez, too, had injury trouble last season, in the form of tendinitis in his left knee, and has begun camp with a fresh start. “My knees feel good, way better than last year,” said Arraez, who will see most of his time at second base, third base and left field. Polanco will still take turns at shortstop. Miguel Sanó is now the regular first baseman but could still see occasional action at third base. Alex Kirilloff is on track to take over in left field, but he's capable of time at first base, too. The more flexibility across the roster, the better, which was a sentiment Baldelli conveyed in his initial conversation with Polanco about the switch. “He said on the phone, ‘Anytime you need me to play, I will be there to play,'” Baldelli said. “And Luis echoed the same sentiment: ‘Whatever you need me to do, I’m going to be ready.’” ___ More AP MLB coverage: https://apnews.com/hub/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Dave Campbell, The Associated Press
Our college basketball notes preview the TCU at Texas Tech game, plus the NIT is headed to North Texas.
Richarlison scored for the third-successive match inside the first 10 minutes.
The NIT is moving the entire 2021 event to Texas, taking the semifinals and championship game out of New York’s Madison Square Garden for the first time in the 83-year history of college basketball’s oldest postseason tournament. The two venues are the University of North Texas in Denton and an arena in Frisco that is home to a G League team affiliated with the Dallas Mavericks. The field for the NIT will be announced after the NCAA Tournament is set March 14.
SAN FRANCISCO, March 01, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hagens Berman encourages Clover Health Investments, Corp. (NASDAQ: CLOV) investors to submit their losses now. A securities fraud class action has been filed and certain investors may have valuable claims. Class Period: Oct. 6, 2020 – Feb. 3, 2021Lead Plaintiff Deadline: Apr. 6, 2021Visit: www.hbsslaw.com/investor-fraud/CLOV Contact An Attorney Now: CLOV@hbsslaw.com | 844-916-0895 Clover Health Investments, Corp. (CLOV) Securities Class Action: The Complaint alleges that, throughout the Class Period, Defendants misrepresented and concealed that: (1) Clover’s Clover Assistant platform was under investigation by the Department of Justice for at least 12 issues ranging from kickbacks to marketing practices to undisclosed third-party deals; (2) the DOJ’s investigation presented an existential risk to Clover because it derives most of its revenues from Medicare; and (3) Clover’s sales were driven by a major undisclosed related party deal and misleading marketing targeting the elderly, not its purported “best-in-class” technology. Investors allegedly began to learn the truth on Feb. 4, 2021 when Hindenburg Research released a scathing report about the company, alleging Clover’s sales are the product of misleading marketing activities targeting the elderly and a major undisclosed related party deal. Hindenburg claimed that Clover concealed that the DOJ is actively investigating the company for illegal kickbacks and deceptive marketing practices. Hindenburg alleged that the company uses a subsidiary, Seek Insurance Services, to misleadingly steer seniors toward acquiring Clover plans. Citing accounts from former employees, Hindenburg further stated “that much of Clover’s sales are fueled by a major undisclosed relationship between Clover and [B&H Assurance,] an outside brokerage firm controlled by Clover’s Head of Sales (Hiram Bermudez).” The next day, Clover admitted it was fully aware of the DOJ inquiry and Bermudez’s ownership in B&H Assurance. The company also revealed that it received a letter from the SEC following Hindenburg’s report. On this news, the price of Clover shares sharply declined. “We’re focused on investor losses and whether Clover may have misled investors about the legality of its business practices and related financial reporting,” said Reed Kathrein, the Hagens Berman partner leading the investigation. If you invested in Clover shares, click here to discuss your legal rights with Hagens Berman. Whistleblowers: Persons with non-public information regarding Clover should consider their options to help in the investigation or take advantage of the SEC Whistleblower program. Under the new program, whistleblowers who provide original information may receive rewards totaling up to 30% of any successful recovery made by the SEC. For more information, call Reed Kathrein at 844-916-0895 or email CLOV@hbsslaw.com. About Hagens BermanHagens Berman is a national law firm with nine offices in eight cities around the country and eighty attorneys. The firm represents investors, whistleblowers, workers and consumers in complex litigation. More about the firm and its successes is located at hbsslaw.com. For the latest news visit our newsroom or follow us on Twitter at @classactionlaw. Contact: Reed Kathrein, 844-916-0895
In an internal memo seen by Reuters, CIBC said on Monday the majority of its employees who are currently working remotely will continue to do so until at least the end of June, as COVID-19 cases remain high in Canada. So far under 3% of the country's population has been inoculated, putting Canada behind many developed nations in its vaccination drive. Bank of Montreal is also "no longer working towards an April timeframe for returning to the office" and has postponed it, a spokesperson for the bank said.
Zoom boss calls working from home "new reality" and predicts growth - but not at last year's pace.
Accenture has acquired Australian-based supply chain and logistics consulting firm, GRA.
Neo-Nazi leader filmed repeatedly punching security guard at Channel Nine buildingThe assault happened hours before A Current Affair broadcast a segment on an Australian far-right group Tom Sewell, one of the leaders of the neo-Nazi group National Socialist Network, has been filmed assaulting a security guard at the Nine Network’s Melbourne offices. Photograph: Darrian Traynor/Getty Images
Following a February gabfest with the then-world’s richest man, Miami Mayor Francis Suarez will visit Elon Musk’s Boring Co. tunnels in Las Vegas Thurs., March 18 to explore the viability of building one under the Brickell Avenue bridge.
Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez remembers all too well his exact batting average from 53 games in his rookie season in the big leagues as an outfielder for the Chicago Cubs: .139. So he is not about to tell Carter Kieboom he’s lost the right to be Washington’s third baseman, just because his small-sample-size start has not been, um, ideal. “For me to judge a kid, a prospect, after 44 games and 100-some at-bats,” Martinez said, “it doesn’t seem right.” No matter that Kieboom hit .202 last season with zero homers and 33 strikeouts in 99 at-bats — bringing his career numbers to .181 with two homers and 49 K's in 138 AB's in the majors. The job is still his, and there he was on Monday in the Nationals’ exhibition home opener in West Palm Beach, Florida, playing third base and batting fifth. “This game is crazy and works in mysterious ways. Anybody who’s played it knows you’re going to go through a time in your life where you're going to struggle. And happens, and it sucks. But it’s life,” Kieboom said. “What do we do? We wake up the next day and we try all over again.” The 23-year-old went 2 for 3 with a triple and a single in Washington's 7-6 loss to Houston. “We have too many guys with too many eyes on him that think he’s going to be a really good big league player,” general manager Mike Rizzo said. “If we listened to ‘Twitter World,’ we would have gotten rid of Robin Ventura when he was 0-for-48 or something like that in his early days.” Both Martinez and Rizzo made clear at the start of spring training they didn't try to acquire another third baseman during the off-season. They're ready to stick with Kieboom, who took over the position after Anthony Rendon left as a free agent. Did they convey that message to him? “What’s understood doesn’t need to be discussed. ‘Just go play third base. Go play your game and do your job,'" Kieboom said. “We don’t need to talk ‘business,’ you could say.” This off-season, he studied video from his days in the minors after being a 2016 first-round draft pick. One takeaway: He should start at-bats with his hands higher and further from his body. “I was overcomplicating some stuff. But it was right there. It’s simple. And it’s a very easy fix," Kieboom said. “I felt very comfortable all off-season. It’s just ‘go in and hit’ now, at this point.” Adding to his workload in 2019 and the coronavirus-abbreviated 2020, when he dealt with a groin injury and a bruised left hand: shifting from the position he came up at, shortstop. First baseman Ryan Zimmerman, who played third earlier in his career, said the key to where Kieboom is now is making sure to handle all of the routine plays. “The more he works at it, the more he plays and the more he gets comfortable over there,” Zimmerman said, “the better he’s going to get.” Notes: Zimmerman homered in his first game since March 10, 2020; he opted out of last season because of COVID-19 concerns. ... RF Juan Soto sat out a day after fouling a ball off his right foot. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Howard Fendrich, The Associated Press
“I don’t see why they wouldn’t be in the [MVP] conversation, but hey, it is what it is. We’re just trying to prove people wrong and get better. That’s it.”
Marble the dog went missing during a fire at a Michigan apartment complex, but was found safe two weeks later at the site of the blaze
Donald Trump's re-emergence this weekend made one thing clear: the Republican party is still his.
ATLANTA (AP) _ Repay Holdings Corporation (RPAY) on Monday reported a loss of $9.2 million in its fourth quarter. On a per-share basis, the Atlanta-based company said it had a loss of 13 cents. The results exceeded Wall Street expectations.
NEW YORK, March 01, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Guggenheim Investments today announced that Guggenheim Energy & Income Fund (the “Fund”) (XGEIX) declared its quarterly distribution. The table below summarizes the distribution schedule for the Fund. The Fund’s CUSIP is 40169Q105. The following dates apply to the distribution: Record Date March 15, 2021Ex-Dividend Date March 12, 2021Payable Date March 31, 2021 Distribution Closed-End Fund Name Distribution Per ShareGuggenheim Energy & Income Fund $26.8125† † A portion of this distribution is estimated to be a return of capital rather than income. Final determination of the character of distributions will be made at year-end. The Section 19(a) notice referenced below provides more information and can be found at www.guggenheiminvestments.com. The Fund’s primary investment objective is to provide high income. As a secondary investment objective, the Fund will seek capital appreciation. There can be no assurance the Fund will achieve its investment objectives. Under normal market conditions, the Fund will invest at least 80% of its Managed Assets in (i) securities of energy companies and (ii) income producing securities of other issuers. Under normal market conditions, the Fund will invest at least 70% of its Managed Assets in securities of energy companies. The Fund intends to focus its energy company investments in debt securities, including bonds, debentures, notes, loans and loan participations, mezzanine and preferred securities, convertible securities and structured products. The Fund may invest in debt securities of any credit quality, and may invest without limitation in securities of below investment grade quality (also known as “high yield securities” or “junk bonds”). The Fund's common shares are not listed for trading on any securities exchange. Accordingly, no secondary market for the common shares is expected to exist, and an investment in the common shares should be considered illiquid. The Fund is designed primarily for long-term investors who are prepared to hold common shares until the occurrence of a shareholder liquidity event. The Fund intends to complete an event intended to provide liquidity for the holders of common shares on or before July 28, 2023. You should consider that you may not have access to the money you invest until that time, and may never recover your entire initial investment in the Fund. An investment in common shares is not suitable for you if you need access to the money you invest. Because the common shares will not be listed on a securities exchange, you should not expect to be able to sell your common shares regardless of how the Fund performs and, as a result, you may be unable to reduce your exposure during any market downturn. If you are able to sell your common shares, you may receive less than your original investment. The Fund's net asset value is available through Nasdaq under the symbol XGEIX. Past performance is not indicative of future performance. As of this announcement, the sources of the distribution are estimates. Distributions may be paid from sources of income other than ordinary income, such as short-term capital gains, long-term capital gains or return of capital. Unless otherwise noted, the distribution above is not anticipated to include a return of capital. If a distribution consists of something other than ordinary income, a Section 19(a) notice detailing the anticipated source(s) of the distribution will be made available. The Section 19(a) notice will be posted to the Fund’s website and to the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation so that brokers can distribute such notices to Shareholders of the Fund. Section 19(a) notices are provided for informational purposes only and not for tax reporting purposes. The final determination of the source and tax characteristics of all distributions in 2020 will be made after the end of the year. This information is not legal or tax advice. Consult a professional regarding your specific legal or tax matters. About Guggenheim Investments Guggenheim Investments is the global asset management and investment advisory division of Guggenheim Partners, LLC (“Guggenheim”), with $246 billion* in assets under management across fixed income, equity, and alternative strategies. We focus on the return and risk needs of insurance companies, corporate and public pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, endowments and foundations, consultants, wealth managers, and high-net-worth investors. Our 300+ investment professionals perform rigorous research to understand market trends and identify undervalued opportunities in areas that are often complex and underfollowed. This approach to investment management has enabled us to deliver innovative strategies providing diversification opportunities and attractive long-term results. Guggenheim Investments includes Guggenheim Funds Investment Advisors, LLC (“GFIA”), Guggenheim Partners Investment Management (“GPIM”), and Guggenheim Funds Distributors, LLC (”GFD”). GFD serves as servicing agent for AVK. GFIA serves as Investment Adviser for GBAB, GGM, GOF and GPM. GPIM serves as Investment Sub-Adviser for GBAB, GGM, GPM and GOF. The Investment Adviser for AVK is Advent Capital Management, LLC and is not affiliated with Guggenheim. * Assets under management are as of 12.31.2020 and include leverage of $13.7bn. Guggenheim Investments represents the following affiliated investment management businesses of Guggenheim Partners, LLC: Guggenheim Partners Investment Management, LLC, Security Investors, LLC, Guggenheim Funds Distributors, LLC, Guggenheim Funds Investment Advisors, LLC, Guggenheim Corporate Funding, LLC, Guggenheim Partners Europe Limited, GS GAMMA Advisors, LLC, and Guggenheim Partners India Management. This information does not represent an offer to sell securities of the Fund and it is not soliciting an offer to buy securities of the Fund. An investment in the Fund involves a high degree of risk. The Fund should be considered an illiquid investment. The Fund does not intend to apply for an exchange listing, and it is highly unlikely that a secondary market will exist for the purchase and sale of the Fund’s common shares. You could lose some or all of your investment. An investment in the Fund is not appropriate for all investors and is not intended to be a complete investment program. The Fund is designed as a long-term investment for investors who are prepared to hold the Fund’s common shares until the date of the Liquidity Event, and is not a trading vehicle. All investments are subject to risk, including possible loss of principal. Fixed income securities are subject to numerous risks, including but not limited to: credit, inflation, income, prepayment and interest rates risks. As interest rates rise, the value of fixed income securities fall. The Fund may invest without limitation in high-yield (“junk bonds”). High yield bonds (“junk bonds”) are subject to higher credit risk and a greater risk of default. The Fund may invest all or a portion of its Managed Assets in illiquid securities. The Fund may make significant investments in securities for which there are no observable market prices; the prices of which must be estimated by the investment adviser. Investments in foreign securities involve risks, including the possibility of losses due to changes in currency exchange rates and negative developments in the political, economic or regulatory structure of specific countries or regions. These risks are greater in emerging markets. Leverage may result in greater volatility of net asset value (NAV) of common shares and increases a shareholder’s risk of loss. Derivative instruments can be illiquid, may disproportionately increase losses and have a potentially large impact on Fund performance. Distributions are not guaranteed and are subject to change. Investors should consider the investment objectives and policies, risk considerations, charges and expenses of any investment before they invest. For this and more information, visit www.guggenheiminvestments.com or contact a securities representative or Guggenheim Funds Distributors, LLC 227 West Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60606, 800-345-7999. Analyst Inquiries William T. Korvercefs@guggenheiminvestments.com Not FDIC-Insured | Not Bank-Guaranteed | May Lose ValueMember FINRA/SIPC (3/21) 47122
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