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NEW YORK, April 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lowey Dannenberg P.C., a preeminent law firm in obtaining redress for consumers and investors, is investigating claims of violations of federal securities laws on behalf of investors of Canoo Inc. (“GOEV” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: GOEV). If you are a shareholder of Canoo with more than $300,000 in losses, you should contact the Firm. On March 29, 2021, Canoo announced its fourth quarter and full year 2020 financial results in a press release, reporting a net loss of $89.9 million for the year. The Company also announced that its Chief Financial Officer had resigned. The same day, The Verge released an article entitled "Canoo's deal with Hyundai appears dead: The startup's [sic] also changed its tune on selling EV tech to big companies." The article stated that "[w]hen pressed on the startup's previous claims," the current chairman pointed to its prior leadership and said "they were a little more aggressive" and "that talk of potential partnerships was 'presumptuous.'" Lastly, the article noted that "Canoo quietly uploaded a new investor presentation to its investor relations website on Monday that no longer mentions Hyundai." On this news, the Company's stock price fell $2.50 per share, or 21%, to close at $9.30 per share on March 30, 2021, thereby injuring investors. A class action lawsuit has already been filed. If you are a shareholder of GOEV who purchased or otherwise acquired Canoo securities between August 18, 2020 and March 29, 2021, and wish to participate, learn more, or discuss the issues surrounding the investigation, please contact our attorneys at (914) 733-7256 or via email at email@example.com. If you suffered a loss in Canoo you have until June 1, 2021 to request that the Court appoint you as lead plaintiff. Your ability to share in any recovery doesn't require that you serve as a lead plaintiff. Whistleblowers: Persons with non-public information regarding GOEV 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 percent of any successful recovery made by the SEC. About Lowey Dannenberg Lowey Dannenberg is a national firm representing institutional and individual investors, who suffered financial losses resulting from corporate fraud and malfeasance in violation of federal securities and antitrust laws. The firm has significant experience in prosecuting multi-million-dollar lawsuits and has previously recovered billions of dollars on behalf of investors. Contact Lowey Dannenberg P.C.44 South Broadway, Suite 1100 White Plains, NY 10601Tel: (914) 733-7256Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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NEW YORK, April 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lowey Dannenberg P.C., a preeminent law firm in obtaining redress for consumers and investors, is investigating claims of violations of federal securities laws on behalf of investors of Velodyne Lidar (“Velodyne” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: VLDR). If you are a shareholder of Velodyne with more than $300,000 in losses, you should contact the Firm. On February 22, 2021, Velodyne Lidar issued a press release entitled "Velodyne Lidar Announces Changes to Board of Directors and Management Team; Names New Chairman and Chief Marketing Officer". The press release stated, in relevant part, "that Dr. Joseph B. Culkin, PhD, who has served as a member of Velodyne Lidar's Board of Directors since September 2016, has been appointed Chairman of the Board, effective immediately, succeeding David Hall" and "that Sally Frykman, Chief Communications Officer, has been appointed to the additional role of Chief Marketing Officer, effective immediately, replacing Marta Thoma Hall." The press release further stated that "[t]hese actions follow the completion of an investigation by the fully independent Audit Committee of the Company's Board of Directors, which commenced in December 2020. The investigation was aided by independent legal counsel, Keker, Van Nest & Peters LLP, and reviewed certain statements and conduct by David Hall and Marta Thoma Hall. The investigation concluded that Mr. Hall and Ms. Hall each behaved inappropriately with regard to Board and Company processes, and failed to operate with respect, honesty, integrity, and candor in their dealings with Company officers and directors. Accordingly, the Board approved remedial actions including the removal of Mr. Hall as Chairman of the Board and the termination of Ms. Hall as an employee of the Company" and "also formally censured both Mr. Hall and Ms. Hall, and directed them both to receive appropriate remedial training." On this news, Velodyne Lidar's stock price fell $3.14 per share, or 14.87%, to close at $17.97 per share on February 22, 2020. If you are a shareholder of Velodyne who purchased Velodyne securities between November 9, 2020 and February 19, 2021, inclusive, you have until May 3, 2021 to ask the Court to appoint you as Lead Plaintiff for the class. To participate, learn more, or discuss the issues surrounding the investigation, please contact our attorneys at (914) 733-7256 or via email at email@example.com. Whistleblowers: Persons with non-public information regarding Velodyne 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 percent of any successful recovery made by the SEC. About Lowey Dannenberg Lowey Dannenberg is a national firm representing institutional and individual investors, who suffered financial losses resulting from corporate fraud and malfeasance in violation of federal securities and antitrust laws. The firm has significant experience in prosecuting multi-million-dollar lawsuits and has previously recovered billions of dollars on behalf of investors. Contact Lowey Dannenberg P.C.44 South Broadway, Suite 1100 White Plains, NY 10601Tel: (914) 733-7256Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
LONDON — Princes William and Harry paid tribute Monday to their grandfather, Prince Philip, remembering his wit, sense of duty and barbecue skills. The brothers issued separate statements amid a family rift that led to Harry's decision to step away from royal duties last year, and some have speculated that their grandfather's funeral may offer an opportunity for them to talk over their differences. Philip, who had been married to Queen Elizabeth II for more than seven decades, died last week at 99. William, who is second in line to the throne, honoured Philip's lifetime of service to the queen and the United Kingdom as he remembered his grandfather's “mischievous sense of humour.” “My grandfather was an extraordinary man and part of an extraordinary generation,’’ said the 38-year-old William. “Catherine and I will continue to do what he would have wanted and will support The Queen in the years ahead. I will miss my Grandpa, but I know he would want us to get on with the job.? Harry, who stepped away from royal duties last year and now lives in California, has arrived in the U.K. to attend Philip's funeral service, which will take place Saturday at Windsor Castle, west of London. His wife, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, is pregnant and was advised by her doctor not to make the long journey. Harry’s statement described Philip as a man who was “authentically himself.? “He will be remembered as the longest reigning consort to the Monarch, a decorated serviceman, a Prince and a Duke,? said the 36-year-old Harry. “But to me, like many of you who have lost a loved one or grandparent over the pain of this past year, he was my grandpa: master of the barbecue, legend of banter, and cheeky right ’til the end.? William and his wife also released a picture of Philip sitting in a carriage with his great-grandson, Prince George, their oldest child. Philip has the reins. Philip’s royal ceremonial funeral at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle will be a slimmed-down service due the COVID-19 pandemic and will be closed to the public. Philip, who was also known as the Duke of Edinburgh, took part in planning the funeral, which has a focus on family. As preparations for the service continue, tributes to Philip are pouring in. In the House of Commons, which was recalled early from its Easter recess because of the prince's death, lawmakers offered their condolences. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Philip “shaped and protected the monarchy through all the vicissitudes” of the past seven decades. “He gives us all a model of selflessness and of putting others before ourselves,'' Johnson said. “He made this country a better place.” New Zealand, meanwhile, set the date of April 21 for a state memorial service for Philip in Wellington that will be attended by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and other dignitaries. Because there are no coronavirus restrictions in New Zealand, which has stamped out the spread of the virus, the service will host more people than Philip’s funeral in Britain. New Zealand will also hold a unusual parliamentary session on Tuesday to honour Philip. ___ For all AP stories related to Prince Philip go to https:/apnews.com/prince-philip Danica Kirka And Jill Lawless, The Associated Press
Goldman Sachs Group Inc executives are examining how well the bank navigated several major market events this year that caused extreme volatility, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. The review will include a market-wide fire sale of stocks triggered by Archegos Capital Management's default on margin calls at banks including Goldman, the sources said. The meltdown of Archegos, a New York investment fund run by former Tiger Asia manager Bill Hwang, has sent shock waves across Wall Street and drawn regulatory scrutiny in three continents.
MINNEAPOLIS — George Floyd's younger brother took the witness stand Monday and lovingly recalled how George used to make the best banana mayonnaise sandwiches, how George drilled him in catching a football, and the way George used to mark his height on the wall as a boy because he wanted to grow taller. Philonise Floyd, 39, shed tears as he was shown a picture of his late mother and a young George. “That’s my oldest brother George. I miss both of them,” he testified at the murder trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin, accused of killing George Floyd by putting his knee on the 46-year-old Black man's neck during an arrest last May. Philonise Floyd took the stand as part of an effort by prosecutors to humanize his brother in front of the jury and make him more than a crime statistic. Minnesota is a rarity in allowing “spark of life" testimony during the trial stage. Philonise Floyd described growing up in a poor area of Houston with George and their other siblings. “He used to make the best banana mayonnaise sandwiches. And he used to make the best syrup sandwiches because George couldn’t cook, he couldn’t boil water,” he said. He said Floyd also played football and purposely threw the ball at different angles so Philonise would have to practice diving for it. “I always thought my brother couldn’t throw. But he never intended to throw the ball to me,” he said, smiling. He said that as a child, George used to mark his height on the wall, because he loved sports and wanted to grow taller. And he said his brother was someone he went to for advice. Earlier Monday, the judge refused a defence request to immediately sequester the jury, the morning after the killing of a Black man during a traffic stop triggered unrest in a suburb just outside Minneapolis. The request came from Chauvin defence attorney Eric Nelson, who argued that the jurors could be influenced by the prospect of what might happen as a result of their verdict. “Ultimately, your honour, the question becomes will the jury be competent to make a decision regardless of the potential outcome of their decision," Nelson said. Judge Peter Cahill said he will not sequester the jury until next Monday, when he anticipates closing arguments will begin. He also denied a defence request to question jurors about what they might have seen about unrest following Sunday’s police shooting of 20-year-old Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center. In the wake of the shooting, hundreds of protesters broke into about 20 businesses at a shopping centre, jumped on police cars and hurled rocks and other objects at officers in Brooklyn Center, about 10 miles from the heavily fortified Minneapolis courthouse. Police in riot gear fired gas and flash-bang grenades. The Brooklyn Center police chief later called the shooting accidental, saying the officer who fired meant to draw a Taser, not a handgun. Prosecutor Steve Schleicher argued against sequestering the Chauvin jury, saying: “I don’t think that would be an effective remedy.” He also opposed questioning the jurors. “World events happen,” Schleicher said. "And we can’t have every single world event that might affect somebody’s attitude or emotional state or anything be the grounds to come back and re-voir dire all the jurors.” The judge previously told the jury to avoid the news during the trial. The ruling came as the trial entered its third week, with the prosecution close to wrapping up its case and giving way to the start of the defence. Prosecutors built their case on searing witness accounts, experts condemning Chauvin's use of a neck restraint, and medical authorities attributing Floyd's death to a lack of oxygen. When testimony resumed Monday morning, Dr. Jonathan Rich, a cardiology expert from Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, echoed earlier witnesses in saying Floyd died of low oxygen levels from the way he was held down by police. He rejected defence theories that Floyd died of a drug overdose or a heart condition. Floyd had fentanyl and methamphetamine in his system and had high blood pressure and narrowing of the heart arteries, according to previous testimony. “It was the truly the prone restraint and positional restraints that led to his asphyxiation,” Rich said. In fact, the expert said, "Every indicator is that Mr. Floyd had actually an exceptionally strong heart.” Rich said he had reviewed Floyd’s autopsy report. He said that some narrowing of the arteries is extremely common, and that Floyd had a mildly thickened or mildly enlarged heart but that that would be normal in someone with high blood pressure. Corroborating other experts' testimony, Rich said that Floyd was “restrained in a life-threatening manner,” noting among other things that he was facedown on the ground, a knee was on his neck, his hands were cuffed behind his back and being pushed upward, and a knee was on the lower half of his body. Rich said that as one officer noted on video that Floyd was passing out, police probably still could have saved his life if they had repositioned him so that his lungs could expand again. And once an officer noted that Floyd's pulse had stopped, police still had a significant opportunity to save his life by administering CPR, he said. On cross-examination, Nelson tried to shift blame onto Floyd for struggling with police when they tried to put him in their car. The defence attorney asked Rich if Floyd would have survived if he had “simply gotten in the back seat of the squad car." But Rich quickly reiterated the death was caused by the officers' actions: “Had he not been restrained in the way in which he was, I think he would have survived that day. I think he would have gone home, or wherever he was going to go.” Nelson responded: “So, in other words, if he had gotten in the squad car, he’d be alive.” Derek Chauvin, 45, who is white, is charged with murder and manslaughter in Floyd’s May 25 death. Police had been called to a neighbourhood market where Floyd was accused of trying to pass a counterfeit bill. Prosecutors say Chauvin had his knee on Floyd's neck as he lay pinned to the pavement for 9 1/2 minutes. Bystander video of Floyd crying “I can't breathe!” until he finally went limp sparked protests and scattered violence in Minneapolis and around the U.S. Chauvin's attorney is expected to call his own medical experts to make the case that it was not the officer's knee that killed Floyd. The defence has not said whether Chauvin will testify. ___ Find AP’s full coverage of the death of George Floyd at: https://apnews.com/hub/death-of-george-floyd ___ Webber reported from Fenton, Michigan. Amy Forliti, Steve Karnowski And Tammy Webber, The Associated Press
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The Oscars are aiming to be more like a movie than a television show and enlisting A-list stars like Harrison Ford, Brad Pitt, Halle Berry and Reese Witherspoon to help hand out statuettes. They’ll be joined by the likes of Don Cheadle, Renee Zellweger, Regina King, Joaquin Phoenix, Rita Moreno, Laura Dern, Zendaya, Angela Bassett, Bryan Cranston, Marlee Matlin and last year’s best director winner Bong Joon Ho, the show’s producers said Monday. “In keeping with our awards-show-as-a-movie approach, we’ve assembled a truly stellar cast of stars,” said producers Jesse Collins, Stacey Sher and Steven Soderbergh in a statement. “There’s so much wattage here, sunglasses may be required.” After delaying two months due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Oscars are forging ahead with an in-person show at Los Angeles’ Union Station. It’ll be a scaled back affair, with only presenters, nominees and their guest in attendance, but the producers are working to make it a must-see event amid critically low ratings for other awards shows during the pandemic. More talent will be announced in the coming weeks. The 93rd Oscars will be broadcast live on ABC on April 25 at 8 p.m. Eastern. Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press
Traders took a pause after the S&P 500 and Dow logged fresh record highs last week.
Shares of United Airlines Holdings (NASDAQ: UAL) traded down more than 5% on Monday after the airline announced plans to raise $9 billion in fresh debt. United in a regulatory filing said it would raise $9 billion in loans and bonds, with the proceeds going in part to pay off $520 million borrowed from the government last year. In borrowing to pay off the government loan, United is following a course charted by American Airlines Group last month.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Former Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid was charged Monday with driving while intoxicated resulting in serious physical injury after a crash that left a 5-year-old girl critically injured. The Jackson County prosecutor's office said Reid's blood alcohol content shortly after the Feb. 4 crash was .113, above the legal limit of .08. He also was driving about 84 mph in a 65 mph zone seconds before his truck crashed into two cars stopped on an entrance ramp to Interstate 435 near Arrowhead Stadium. One of the vehicles had stalled because its battery was dead and the second was owned by a cousin who had arrived to help, according to the charging documents. A 5-year-old girl in the second car, Ariel Young, suffered a traumatic brain injury. Her family's attorney told The Kansas City Star Monday that she was released from the hospital April 2 and is being treated at her home. She is unable to talk or walk and is being fed through a feeding tube. Reid, the son of Chiefs coach Andy Reid, could be sentenced to up to seven years in prison if he's convicted. He was expected to surrender to police later Wednesday. Prosecutors sought a $100,000 bond. Charging documents say Reid told police he had just left work and was looking over his shoulder to see if he could merge onto the interstate when he hit a stalled vehicle on the shoulder of the road and then hit a second vehicle. Reid called 911 shortly after the crash, police said. A Kansas City police officer who responded said he could smell alcohol and Reid's eyes were bloodshot and red, according to the documents. The Chiefs said in a statement Monday the organization "remains steadfast in our concern for all who have been impacted by this tragic accident. Our prayers are focused on Ariel’s continued healing and recovery. The Chiefs are regularly in contact with the family’s designated representative during this challenging time.” Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters-Baker said in a statement that Missouri law limited the charges that could be brought against Reid given the evidence available, but said her office “will vigorously pursue these charges and Reid is not receiving any favourable treatment from Kansas City police or the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office.” The family's attorney, Tom Porto, told the Star the charges were, “absolutely appropriate under the circumstances. The prosecuting attorney and police department engaged in an extremely thorough investigation that ended with the appropriate charge.” Britt Reid, the Chiefs' former linebackers coach, underwent surgery after the crash, which happened the week before the Chiefs played in the Super Bowl. He did not accompany the team to the game in Florida. He was placed on administrative leave after the crash and his contract was allowed to expire, ending his employment with the Chiefs. ___ More AP NFL coverage: https://apnews.com/hub/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL Margaret Stafford, The Associated Press