Infielder Neil Walker announced his retirement Tuesday at age 35 after 12 major league seasons. Walker hit .231 with no homers and three RBIs in 18 games with Philadelphia this year. Walker hit .267 with 149 homers and 60 RBIs for Pittsburgh, the New York Mets, Milwaukee, Philadelphia, Miami and the New York Yankees.
Decibel Cannabis Company Inc. (the "Company" or "Decibel") (TSXV: DB) (OTCQB: DBCCF), a premium cannabis producer and retailer, is pleased to announce the promotion of Kris Newell to the recently created position of Chief Operating Officer, effective as of today. In this role, Kris will be responsible for overseeing the management of Decibel's two licensed cannabis cultivation facilities, as well as its cannabis processing facility.
PGT Innovations, Inc. (NYSE:PGTI) will release its financial results and host a conference call on Thursday, May 13, 2021, to discuss the company's first quarter 2021 results as well as other business matters. The teleconference will begin at 10:30 a.m. eastern time and will be hosted by Jeff Jackson, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Brad West, Senior Vice President and Interim Chief Financial Officer. The company's press release announcing the financial results will be issued pre-market at approximately 7:30 a.m. on May 13th and will also be available through the Investors section of the PGT Innovations, Inc. website: http://ir.pgtinnovations.com/releases.cfm.
Medicure Inc. ("Medicure" or the "Company") (TSXV: MPH) (OTC: MCUJF), a company focused on the development and commercialization of pharmaceuticals and healthcare products for patients and prescribers in the United States market, today reported its results from operations for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2020.
Today, Gazprom International Children's Social Programme Football for Friendship (F4F) announced the launch of the application process for children and young people from all over the world to apply to participate in this year's programme.
President Vladimir Putin will deliver a state-of-the-nation speech to Russians on Wednesday as supporters of his fiercest critic, Alexei Navalny, plan nationwide protests over his deteriorating health in jail. Putin, who makes a point of never uttering Navalny's name, has said his speech to both houses of parliament will focus on projects to boost economic growth, which has been hit by foreign sanctions, low oil prices and the coronavirus pandemic. But as he starts his address at noon (0900 GMT), demonstrators in the far east port of Vladivostok are due to take to the streets in the first of a wave of rolling protests across Russia in support of the 44-year-old Navalny, gravely weakened by a three-week hunger strike.
George Floyd died on May 25, 2020 as Chauvin pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck for more than 9 minutes.
NEW YORK, April 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Guggenheim Investments announced today that the Boards of Trustees of each of Guggenheim Strategic Opportunities Fund (NYSE: GOF), Guggenheim Enhanced Equity Income Fund (NYSE: GPM) and Guggenheim Credit Allocation Fund (NYSE: GGM), each a closed-end fund (each, a “Fund” and together, the “Funds”), approved the mergers of GPM and GGM with and into GOF, as outlined below. Acquired FundsTickerAcquiring FundTickerGuggenheim Enhanced Equity Income FundGPMGuggenheim StrategicOpportunities FundGOFGuggenheim Credit Allocation FundGGM The proposed mergers are intended to provide potential benefits to common shareholders, including exposure for GPM and GGM to the enhanced investment opportunities offered by GOF, economies of scale and greater secondary market liquidity for each Fund’s common shareholders, among other things. Upon closing of the mergers, GOF would continue to be subject to its current investment objectives, policies and restrictions. It is currently expected that the mergers will be completed around the third quarter of 2021, subject to required shareholder approvals and the satisfaction of applicable regulatory requirements and other customary closing conditions. Shareholders of GPM and GGM would receive newly issued common shares of GOF, the aggregate net asset value (not the market value) of which will equal the aggregate net asset value of their common shares held immediately prior to the merger(s). Approval of the merger of GPM into GOF is not contingent upon approval of GGM into GOF, and likewise, approval of the merger of GGM into GOF is not contingent upon approval of GPM into GOF. Additional Information This press release is not intended to, and does not, constitute an offer to purchase or sell shares of any of the Funds; nor is this press release intended to solicit a proxy from any shareholder of any of the Funds. The solicitation of proxies to effect each merger will only be made by a final, effective Registration Statement on Form N-14, which includes a definitive Combined Proxy Statement/Prospectus, after the Registration Statement is declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). This press release references a Registration Statement, which includes a Combined Proxy Statement/Prospectus, to be filed by the Funds. This Registration Statement has yet to be filed with the SEC. After the Registration Statement is filed with the SEC, it may be amended or withdrawn and the Combined Proxy Statement/Prospectus will not be distributed to shareholders of the Funds unless and until the Registration Statement is declared effective by the SEC. The Funds and their respective trustees, officers and employees, and Guggenheim Investments, and its shareholders, officers and employees and other persons may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies with respect to the mergers. Investors and shareholders may obtain more detailed information regarding the direct and indirect interests of the Funds' respective trustees, officers and employees, and Guggenheim Investments and its shareholders, officers and employees and other persons by reading the Combined Proxy Statement/Prospectus relating to the mergers when it is filed with the SEC. INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS OF THE FUNDS ARE URGED TO READ THE COMBINED PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS AND OTHER DOCUMENTS FILED WITH THE SEC CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THESE DOCUMENTS WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE MERGERS. INVESTORS SHOULD CONSIDER THE INVESTMENT OBJECTIVES, RISKS, CHARGES AND EXPENSES OF THE FUNDS CAREFULLY. THE COMBINED PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS WILL CONTAIN INFORMATION WITH RESPECT TO THE INVESTMENT OBJECTIVES, RISKS, CHARGES AND EXPENSES OF THE FUNDS AND OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE FUNDS. The Combined Proxy Statement/Prospectus will not constitute an offer to sell securities, nor will it constitute a solicitation of an offer to buy securities. Shareholders may obtain free copies of the Registration Statement and Combined Proxy Statement/Prospectus and other documents (when they become available) filed with the SEC at the SEC's web site at www.sec.gov. In addition, free copies of the Combined Proxy Statement/Prospectus and other documents filed with the SEC may also be obtained after the Registration Statement becomes effective by directing a request to Guggenheim Investments at 800-345-7999. Each Fund also files annual and semi-annual reports and other information with the SEC. Filings made with the SEC by a Fund are also available to the public from commercial document-retrieval services and at the website maintained by the SEC at http://www.sec.gov. About Guggenheim Investments Guggenheim Investments is the global asset management and investment advisory division of Guggenheim Partners, LLC (“Guggenheim”), with $245 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 295+ 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”) and Guggenheim Partners Investment Management (“GPIM”). GFIA serves as Investment Adviser for GPM, GGM and GOF. GPIM serves as Investment Sub-Adviser for GPM, GGM and GOF. * Assets under management are as of 3.31.2021 and include leverage of $15.4bn. 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, Guggenheim Partners Fund Management (Europe) Limited, Guggenheim Partners Japan Limited, GS GAMMA Advisors, LLC, and Guggenheim Partners India Management. There can be no assurance that the Funds will achieve their investment objectives. Investments in the Funds involve operating expenses and fees. The net asset value of the Funds will fluctuate with the value of the underlying securities. It is important to note that closed-end funds trade on their market value, not net asset value, and closed-end funds often trade at a discount to their net asset value. Past performance is not indicative of future performance. Certain statements contained in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially. Forward-looking statements speak only on the date at which such statements are made and Guggenheim undertakes no duty or obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of such statement. 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 InquiriesWilliam T. Korvercefs@guggenheiminvestments.com Not FDIC-Insured | Not Bank-Guaranteed | May Lose ValueMember FINRA/SIPC (4/21)
Leawood, Kansas--(Newsfile Corp. - April 20, 2021) - YEP, Inc., ("YEP") an innovative sales and marketing company, announced today that it has entered an exclusive global distribution agreement with Wellness Labs LLC for the manufacture and supply of FLUX Drinkables. FLUX is a patented, bio-enhanced, customizable delivery system which dispenses a a variety of water-soluble tablets with advanced absorption and higher efficacy. Rick Anson, CEO of Wellness Labs and YEP VP ...
President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris will deliver remarks on the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who was found guilty in the death of George Floyd. The president and the vice president watched the verdict with staff in the private dining room, according to a report by a pool of reporters. Following the announcement of the verdict, Biden spoke with Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz.
RADNOR, Pa., April 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The law firm of Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP announces that a securities fraud class action lawsuit has been filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio against Root, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROOT) (“Root”) on behalf of those who purchased or acquired: (a) Root securities between October 28, 2020 and March 8, 2021, both dates inclusive (the “Class Period”); and/or (b) Root Class A common stock issued in connection with Root’s initial public offering conducted on or about October 28, 2020 (the “IPO”). Investor Deadline Reminder: Investors who purchased or acquired Root securities during the Class Period may, no later than May 18, 2021, seek to be appointed as a lead plaintiff representative of the class. For additional information or to learn how to participate in this litigation please contact Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP: James Maro, Esq. (484) 270-1453 or Adrienne Bell, Esq. (484) 270-1435; toll free at (844) 887-9500; via e-mail at email@example.com; or click https://www.ktmc.com/root-inc-class-action-lawsuit?utm_source=PR&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=root Root provides insurance products and services in the United States. Root has historically focused on auto insurance and operates a direct-to-consumer model that serves customers primarily through mobile applications, as well as through Root’s website. Leading up to and following the IPO, Root described itself as an innovator in the personal insurance space with a new data- and technology-driven business model that was ready to disrupt traditional insurance markets and capture disproportionate market share, in part because of Root’s telematics-driven approach to insurance—i.e., the collection and transmission of vehicle-use data through devices. On October 28, 2020, Root conducted the IPO, selling 26.8 million shares of its Class A common stock to the public at $27.00 per share for total approximate proceeds of $724.43 million. On October 29, 2020, Root filed a prospectus on a Form 424B4 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in connection with the IPO, which incorporated and formed part of the Registration Statement (the “Prospectus” and, together with the Registration Statement, the “Offering Documents”). Throughout the Class Period, the defendants misrepresented Root’s cash flow needs and auto-insurance business prospects. The complaint alleges that the Offering Documents and the defendants made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (i) Root would foreseeably fail to generate positive cash flow for at least several years following the IPO; (ii) accordingly, Root would foreseeably require significant cash infusions to meet its cash flow needs; (iii) notwithstanding the defendants’ touting of Root’s purportedly unique, data-driven advantages, several of Root’s established industry peers in fact possessed significant competitive advantages over Root with respect to, inter alia, telematics data and data engagement; and (iv) as a result, the Offering Documents and the defendants’ public statements throughout the Class Period were materially false and/or misleading and failed to state information required to be stated therein. Root investors may, no later than May 18, 2021, seek to be appointed as a lead plaintiff representative of the class through Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP, or other counsel, or may choose to do nothing and remain an absent class member. A lead plaintiff is a representative party who acts on behalf of all class members in directing the litigation. In order to be appointed as a lead plaintiff, the Court must determine that the class member’s claim is typical of the claims of other class members, and that the class member will adequately represent the class. Your ability to share in any recovery is not affected by the decision of whether or not to serve as a lead plaintiff. Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP prosecutes class actions in state and federal courts throughout the country involving securities fraud, breaches of fiduciary duties and other violations of state and federal law. Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP is a driving force behind corporate governance reform, and has recovered billions of dollars on behalf of institutional and individual investors from the United States and around the world. The firm represents investors, consumers and whistleblowers (private citizens who report fraudulent practices against the government and share in the recovery of government dollars). The complaint in this action was not filed by Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP. For more information about Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP please visit www.ktmc.com. CONTACT: Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLPJames Maro, Jr., Esq.Adrienne Bell, Esq.280 King of Prussia RoadRadnor, PA 19087(844) 887-9500 (toll free)firstname.lastname@example.org
Rickie Fowler was eligible to play in every major dating to the 2010 British Open at St. Andrews, a streak that ended at the Masters when he fell out of the top 50 in the world. Jason Day could be next in line for major streaks being in jeopardy. Day has a lifetime exemption to the PGA Championship, which is May 20-23 at Kiawah Island, from his 2015 victory at Whistling Straits.
President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris called the family of George Floyd following the announcement of a guilty verdict against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. Biden could be heard saying on the call, “Feeling better now. Nothing is going to make it all better, but at least there is some justice.” Ben […]
Chauvin showed no emotion as he was convicted on all three murder charges
He commended Manchester City and Chelsea for dropping out
Kevin Stefanski isn't necessarily proud that he and his coaching staff have become proficient at working virtually. The Browns had their second day of remote meetings Tuesday after Cleveland's players — along with more than a dozen teams across the NFL — decided to skip any voluntary in-person workouts for the time being because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Stefanski managed to maneuver around all kinds of obstacles in his first season with Cleveland.
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___ Restaurants, delivery apps still at odds as demand grows NEW YORK (AP) — Diners got used to delivery during the pandemic, and the habit may stick long after dining rooms reopen. But restaurants and delivery companies remain uneasy partners, haggling over fees and struggling to make the service profitable for themselves and each other. Companies like DoorDash and UberEats helped many restaurants stay in business during lockdowns throughout the pandemic. But it also came at a price. The companies could charge commission fees of 30% or more per order, hurting restaurants’ already meagre profits. Some restaurants, fed up with the fees, have since started their own delivery or dropped off the platforms altogether. Delivery companies are trying to keep them in the fold with lower-priced services and relief funds. But they’re not making money either. ___ Dogecoin has its day; cryptocurrency is latest ‘meme’ craze NEW YORK (AP) — Dogecoin has had its day. After fans of the cryptocurrency touted April 20, long an unofficial holiday for marijuana devotees, as “Doge Day,” Dogecoin failed to come close to the $1 target that supporters hoped to reach. That would have been an astonishing ascent from the roughly half of a cent that a Dogecoin was fetching at the start of the year. Dogecoin traded around 33 cents Tuesday afternoon. Supporters are trying to help Dogecoin shed its image as a joke cryptocurrency. But critics say people buying Dogecoin now are likely setting themselves up for pain. ___ Apple unveils new products, schedules privacy crackdown SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Apple is sprucing up its own product line as it prepares next week’s rollout of a long-awaited software update could hurt other companies by preventing apps from tracking the online activities and whereabouts of iPhone users. The timing of the free software upgrade to the iPhone trickled out during a series of announcements that Apple made Tuesday during a pre-recorded event. Apple revealed in a footnote that an software update called iOS. 14.5 will come out next week after a seven-month delay. It will include a privacy tool that will make it more difficult for apps to collect personal information to help sell ads. ___ Stocks close lower on Wall Street, led by tech and banks NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks closed lower on Wall Street, led by drops in technology companies and banks. The S&P 500 gave back 0.7%, pulling the index further below the record high it set on Friday. Small-company stocks, which have been beating the rest of the market in recent months, fell more than other sectors. Investors are focusing on company earnings reports that are steadily coming out this week. On average, analysts expect profits across the S&P 500 to be up 24% from a year earlier, according to FactSet. Kansas City Southern rose after another Canadian railway company made an offer for the railroad. ___ Netflix’s subscriber growth, stock zapped as pandemic eases SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Netflix’s rapid subscriber growth is slowing far faster than anticipated as people who have been cooped at home during the pandemic are able to get out and do other things again. The video streaming service added 4 million more worldwide subscribers from January through March, its smallest gain during that three-month period in four years. The performance announced Tuesday was about 2 million fewer subscribers than both management and analysts had predicted Netflix would add during the first quarter. It marked a huge comedown from the same time last year when Netflix added nearly 16 million subscribers amid pandemic-driven lockdowns that created a captive audience for the video service. ___ CN bids $33.7B for Kansas City Southern, tops $25B proposal NEW YORK (AP) — A bidding war is breaking out for Kansas City Southern, with Canadian National Railway making a $33.7 billion cash-and-stock offer for the railway. The bid trumps a $25 billion cash-and-stock proposal made by Canadian Pacific last month. Shares of Kansas City Southern jumped more than 15% Tuesday. CN’s stock fell almost 7%. CN said its offer is worth $325 per Kansas City Southern share. Kansas City Southern shareholders would receive $200 in cash and 1.059 shares of CN common stock for each share. But any deal could face tough scrutiny from regulators who haven’t approved a major railroad merger since the 1990s. ___ CSX 1Q profit dips 8% but railroad sees economy growing OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — CSX Corp. says its first-quarter profit declined 8% due to higher expenses, but the railroad says it expects to benefit as the U.S. economy strengthens further over the rest of the year. The Jacksonville, Florida-based company said Tuesday that it earned $706 million, or 93 cents per share, during the quarter. That’s down from $770 million, or $1 per share, a year ago. The results fell short of Wall Street expectations. But CSX reiterated that it expects volume to grow this year at a faster pace than the the economy, which is recovering from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. ___ The S&P 500 fell 28.32 points, or 0.7%, to 4,134.94. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 256.33 points, or 0.8%, to 33,821.30. The Nasdaq slid 128.50 points, or 0.9%, to 13,786.27. The Russell 2000 index of smaller company stocks shed 43.79 points, or 2%, to 2,188.21. The Associated Press
Derek Chauvin may have been found guilty of murder, but the people of Minneapolis say true justice is much bigger than one court decision
President Joe Biden said on Tuesday the United States must ramp up production of electric vehicles to catch up with and then surpass China after he virtually toured an electric bus and battery manufacturing plant on Tuesday. "We have a lot of catching up to do but we're going to be in a position where we ought to own the future," Biden said during the tour. Automakers in China sold about 1.3 million passenger EVs in 2020 compared with 328,000 in the United States, according to research firm Canalys.