Darius Garland (Cleveland Cavaliers) with a buzzer beater vs the Charlotte Hornets, 04/14/2021
Darius Garland (Cleveland Cavaliers) with a buzzer beater vs the Charlotte Hornets, 04/14/2021
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Monday to a showdown over abortion in a case that could dramatically alter nearly 50 years of rulings on abortion rights. With three justices appointed by President Donald Trump part of a 6-3 conservative majority, the court is taking on a case about whether states can ban abortions before a fetus can survive outside the womb. Mississippi, which is asking to be allowed to enforce an abortion ban after 15 weeks of pregnancy, is not asking the court to overrule the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision confirming a woman's right to an abortion, or a decision 19 years later that reaffirmed it. But abortion rights supporters said the case is a clear threat to abortion rights. “The court cannot uphold this law without overturning the principal protections of Roe v. Wade,” Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, said in a call with reporters. Even if the court does not explicitly overrule earlier cases, a decision favorable to the state could lay the groundwork for allowing even more restrictions on abortion, including state bans on abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected, as early as six weeks. The case probably will be argued in the fall, with a decision likely in the spring of 2022 during the campaign for congressional midterm elections. Mississippi’s ban had been blocked by lower courts as inconsistent with Supreme Court precedent that protects a woman’s right to obtain an abortion before the fetus can survive outside her womb. “States may regulate abortion procedures prior to viability so long as they do not impose an undue burden on the woman's right, but they may not ban abortions. The law at issue is a ban,” Judge Patrick Higginbotham of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals wrote in affirming a lower-court ruling that invalidated the law. The Supreme Court had previously turned down state appeals over previability abortion bans. More than 90% of abortions take place in the first 13 weeks of a woman’s pregnancy, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. John Bursch, vice president of the anti-abortion Alliance Defending Freedom, said the high court has repeatedly held that states can regulate abortions later in pregnancy. Viability “has never been a legitimate way to determine a developing infant’s dignity or to decide anybody’s legal existence,” Bursch said. The justices had put off action on the case for several months. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, an abortion rights proponent, died just before the court’s new term began in October. Her replacement, Justice Amy Coney Barrett, is the most open opponent of abortion rights to join the court in decades. Barrett is one of three Trump appointees on the Supreme Court. The other two, Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, voted in dissent last year to allow Louisiana to enforce restrictions on doctors that could have closed two of the state’s three abortion clinics. Chief Justice John Roberts, joined by Ginsburg and the other three liberal justices, said the restrictions were virtually identical to a Texas law the court struck down in 2016. But that majority no longer exists, even if Roberts, hardly an abortion rights supporter in his more than 15 years on the court, sides with the more liberal justices. White House press secretary Jen Psaki said the Biden administration backs legislation that would write the Roe decision into federal law, regardless of the outcome of the Supreme Court case. The legislation would put an end to state efforts to ban abortion, Northup said. The Mississippi law was enacted in 2018, but was blocked after a federal court challenge. The state's only abortion clinic remains open. About 10% of its abortions are done after the 15th week, said Shannon Brewer, the clinic director at Jackson Women’s Health Organization. The case is separate from a fight over laws enacted by Mississippi and other states that would ban most abortions when a fetal heartbeat is detected. Mississippi also is among 11 states with a total abortion ban waiting to take effect if the Supreme Court overturns its Roe decision, according to NARAL Pro-Choice America. A central question in the case is about viability — whether a fetus can survive on its own at 15 weeks. The clinic presented evidence that viability is impossible at 15 weeks, and the appeals court said that the state “conceded that it had identified no medical evidence that a fetus would be viable at 15 weeks.” Viability occurs roughly at 24 weeks, the point at which babies are more likely to survive. But the state argues that viability is an arbitrary standard that doesn't take sufficient account of the state's interest in regulating abortion. The Mississippi law would allow exceptions to the 15-week ban in cases of medical emergency or severe fetal abnormality. Doctors found in violation of the ban would face mandatory suspension or revocation of their medical license. Also on Monday the Supreme Court: — Split 6-3 along conservative-liberal lines to rule that prisoners who were convicted by non-unanimous juries before the high court barred the practice a year ago don’t need to be retried. The decision affects prisoners who were convicted in Louisiana and Oregon as well as the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico, the few places that had allowed criminal convictions based on divided jury votes. — Sided unanimously with a man who sued after police entered his home without a warrant and seized his guns. Police said that the man was potentially suicidal and that they were performing a “community caretaking” function. The justices said authorities can’t use that justification to enter a home without a warrant. — Ruled 7-1 that an appeals court should take another look at a lawsuit involving global warming that is in its early stages. Lawyers have been arguing over whether the case belongs in state or federal court. ___ Associated Press writer Jessica Gresko contributed to this report. Mark Sherman, The Associated Press
VANCOUVER — A former British Columbia government cabinet minister who left politics almost a decade ago to work in the private sector says he's entering the Liberal party's leadership contest. Kevin Falcon announced his leadership bid Monday, saying he wants to rebuild, renew and rename B.C.'s Liberal Party, which has lost its way since the 2017 election. Falcon is the third candidate to enter the Feb. 5, 2022 leadership race, joining Ellis Ross, the Liberal member of the legislature for Skeena, and Gavin Dew, a Vancouver entrepreneur and former Liberal byelection candidate. Liberal transportation critic Michael Lee signalled Monday he is also preparing a leadership bid with a social media post declaring he was "ready to run." Falcon, a former B.C. finance, health and transportation minister, says he left politics in 2013 to spend more time with his young family, but he's now seeking the leadership to protect both his family's and the province's future from what he says is NDP mismanagement. Falcon, first elected in Surrey-Cloverdale in 2001, is making his second bid for party leader after being defeated by former leader Christy Clark in 2011. "My belief is if you share our principles of a private sector driven economy, generating sufficient revenues to support first-class public services, then you ought to be part of our party regardless of your sexual orientation, regardless of your gender, regardless of your ethnic or socio-economic background," says Falcon. "I'm just genuinely really concerned about the direction the NDP is going in," he says in an interview. "They're just essentially reprising their playbook from the 1990s and I know where that's going to lead and I'm very concerned about it." This report by The Canadian Press was first published Monday, May 17, 2021. The Canadian Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department said Monday that 39 million families are set to receive monthly child payments beginning on July 15. The payments are part of President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, which expanded the child tax credit for one year and made it possible to pre-pay the benefits on a monthly basis. Nearly 88% of children are set to receive the benefits without their parents needing to take any additional action. “This tax cut sends a clear and powerful message to American workers, working families with children: Help is here,” Biden said in remarks at the White House. Qualified families will receive a payment of up to $300 per month for each child under 6 and up to $250 per month for children between the ages of 6 and 17. The child tax credit was previously capped at $2,000 and only paid out to families with income tax obligations after they filed with the IRS. But for this year, couples earning $150,000 or less can receive the full payments on the 15th of each month, in most cases by direct deposit. The benefits total $3,600 annually for children under 6 and $3,000 for those who are older. The IRS will determine eligibility based on the 2019 and 2020 tax years, but people will also be able to update their status through an online portal. The administration is also setting up another online portal for non-filers who might be eligible for the child tax credit. The president has proposed an extension of the increased child tax credit through 2025 as part of his $1.8 trillion families plan. Outside analysts estimate that the payments could essentially halve child poverty. The expanded credits could cost roughly $100 billion a year. Josh Boak, The Associated Press
Filament Ventures Corp. ("Filament" or the "Company"), an exclusively-natural psychedelic drug discovery and extraction company, is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with Echelon Wealth Partners Inc. and Canaccord Genuity Corp. (together, the "Co-Lead Agents") to sell, by way of a private placement on a best efforts basis, up to that number of subscription receipts of the Company (the "Subscription Receipts") at a price of C$0.40 - C$0.50 per Subscription Receipt (the "Issue Price") to raise aggregate gross proceeds of up to C$10,000,000 (the "Offering").
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Heavy rains in western Louisiana flooded streets, left cars stranded and heightened worries in a region hammered by two hurricanes last year and a deep freeze this winter. The National Weather Service said in a Facebook post Monday that south Lake Charles got the heaviest rainfall with about 12 to 15 inches (30 to 38 centimeters) falling there in a 12-hour period. But the rainfall wasn't limited to that one area. Numerous areas in Calcasieu Parish where Lake Charles is located saw totals of 8 to 10 inches (20 to 25 centimeters) of rainfall Monday. The mayor of Lake Charles, Nic Hunter, told The Advocate that they didn't have an exact number of flooded homes but that it would likely be in the hundreds. Hunter was mayor last fall when the city was hit by Hurricane Laura on August 27 and then six weeks later by Hurricane Delta. “We will continue to be resilient through this event. But I will admit it would be nice if Mother Nature would give us a break," Hunter told the newspaper. Parts of southeastern Texas and western Louisiana were under flash flood warnings on Monday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service's Lake Charles office. Several inches (centimeters) of rain also feel on parts of Arkansas. Tornadoes also were a threat as storms pounded south Louisiana. In Lafayette, The Daily Advertiser reported that multiple warnings of possible tornadoes prompted shelter-in-place warnings at area schools, where students were held past the usual dismissal time until the danger passed. The National Weather Service in Lake Charles reported that the public reported a possible tornado in the Church Point area of rural Acadia Parish, west of Lafayette. There were no immediate reports of injuries or major damage. Meanwhile, the sheriff's office for Calcasieu parish was asking residents to stay off the roads and said they had already deployed high water vehicles and boats to assist residents, KPLC reported. Photos on local media showed water up to the doorsteps in one subdivision of Lake Charles while vehicles sought to navigate flooded streets in another part of town. The rainy weather is expected to continue in southern Louisiana through the middle of the week. Gov. John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency late Monday for southwest Louisiana. Western Louisiana is still recovering from back-to-back hurricanes Laura and then Delta last year. And then, in February, frigid temperatures froze pipes and led to problems getting drinking water to area residents. The National Weather Service’s Little Rock office said on their Twitter feed, that parts of central Arkansas also had seen two to more than four inches (5-10 centimeters) of rain as of Monday morning. More rainfall is expected this week, the agency said. The Associated Press
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For seniors like John Blizard, who has diabetes and mobility issues, an elevator is a must-have to access his apartment in a multi-storey building in Trail, B.C. Unfortunately, the elevator in his building has been down since February. To make things worse, maintenance has been delayed due to COVID-19. Blizard remembers the horror he experienced when taking the elevator from his second-floor suite to the basement parking lot in the three-storey Waneta Manor at 3525 Laburnum Drive. "When I got back in the elevator and pressed two, it went right down to the basement and opened the doors, and that was the end of it," he told Sarah Penton, the host of CBC's Radio West. "I sat there for about 15 minutes until the building manager and a bunch of other people that were ready to go up [came], and then they all had to help me up the stairs," he continued. The problem isn't an isolated one; elevator outages and delayed maintenance have been reported in other apartment buildings across the country during the pandemic. Blizard says tenants have recently been notified by Gateway Property Management that the elevator will be fixed in July. He says he used to go out to swim in a pool three days a week, but now he's had to cut back because it takes a lot of his energy to walk up the stairs. "I have two flights of stairs to go. Takes me half an hour to get up and 10 minutes to get down to my basement, to my car," he said. "It's much harder going up for me, for my knees and my back." Blizard says life has been even more miserable for tenants on wheelchairs. "They're sort of locked in their apartments," he said. Waneta Manor tenant John Blizard says he has reduced the number of trips he makes outside since the elevator outage began.(Submitted by John Blizard) The property management company's spokesperson, Jennifer Laidlaw, says she's sorry for the elevator maintenance delay caused by the pandemic. She says the company replaced the on-site caretaker last month, hoping to improve communication with tenants. "We understand this is not a great situation for the residents to live in the building," Laidlaw said to CBC's Christine Coulter. "We are stepping up our communication and making sure that any updates — even if it's a small update — is something that can help residents understand where we're at in the timeline [of elevator maintenance]." Meanwhile, Blizard stays hopeful. "I just hope and pray that that elevator gets working again," he said.
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares rose Tuesday, partly on bargain-hunting from the recent global market falls amid continuing pessimism about the conronavirus pandemic. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 surged 2.1% in morning trading to 28,412.06. South Korea's Kospi gained 1.1% to 3,169.67. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 added 0.8% to 7,078.40. Hong Kong's Hang Seng jumped 1.3% to 28,551.53, while the Shanghai Composite inched up nearly 0.1% to 3,519.58. Regional markets shrugged off the latest gross domestic product data out of Japan, showing the world's third largest economy contracted at an annualized rate of 5.1% in January-March, its worst pace since World War II. Analysts had expected the GDP results and don't see the situation improving soon. Yeap Jung Rong, market strategist at IG in Singapore, said Asian markets were seeking “to rebound from weakness over concerns on virus resurgences.” Although Asia has fared better in curbing infections and COVID-19 related deaths, compared to the U.S. and parts of Europe, worries have been growing about recent surges in coronavirus cases. U.S. stocks slipped on Monday, tacking more losses onto last week’s stumble, as worries about inflation continue to dog Wall Street. The S&P 500 dipped 10.56, or 0.3%, to 4,163.29, with tech stocks and other former market darlings once again taking the brunt of the losses. The benchmark index is coming off a 1.4% weekly drop from its record high, which would have been even worse if not for a late rebound. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 54.34, or 0.2%, to 34,327.79, while the Nasdaq composite lost 50.93, or 0.4%, to 13,379.05. Most stocks in the S&P 500 fell, but pockets of strength helped limit the damage. Energy stocks jumped as the price of crude oil rose, while producers of metals and other raw materials also climbed. The Russell 2000 index of smaller stocks inched up 2.49, or 0.1%, to 2,227.12. They’re the latest back-and-forth eddies for a market swept up in worries about whether rising inflation will prove to be temporary or will last, as well as enthusiasm about a recovering economy. Prices are rising for everything from auto insurance to restaurant meals as the economy leaps out of last year's pandemic-induced coma. If inflation sticks around, the fear is that the Federal Reserve will have to dial back the extensive support it’s providing to markets. That includes record-low interest rates and the monthly purchase of $120 billion in bonds meant to goose the job market and economy. Higher interest rates drag on most of the stock market, but they hit particularly hard on stocks seen as the most expensive and those bid up for profits expected far in the future. That has put extra pressure on tech stocks and companies promising the allure of big growth, which have been leading the market for years. Apple, Microsoft and Tesla were three of the heaviest weights on the S&P 500 Monday, falling between 0.9% and 2.2%. In recent weeks, blowout profit reports from tech titans and much of the rest of corporate America have helped validate the huge run stocks have been on for more than a year. The economy continues to strengthen as COVID-19 vaccinations roll out, and the S&P 500 roared to an 11.3% gain in the first four months of the year. That’s a bigger gain than the market has had in half of the last 20 full years. “History says whenever we’ve had such a strong start to the year we tend to take a break and digest some of those gains,” said Sam Stovall, chief investment strategist at CFRA. “In many ways this is fairly natural.” For all the worries about inflation, many professional investors are echoing the Federal Reserve in saying that they expect rising prices to remain only “transitory.” Many analysts along Wall Street also expect the strong profit growth for companies to continue through the year as the economy and job market improve. That should help to support stock prices, though it may not give a big further boost after shares surged last year when profits cratered. In energy trading, benchmark U.S. crude added 21 cents to $66.48 a barrel. Brent crude, the international standard, rose 25 cents to $69.71 a barrel. In currency trading, the U.S. dollar edged down to 109.15 Japanese yen from 109.27 yen. The euro cost $1.2166, up from $1.2150. ___ AP Business Writers Damian J. Troise and Stan Choe contributed. Yuri Kageyama, The Associated Press
Oregon Bancorp, Inc. (OTCBB: ORBN), parent company of Willamette Valley Bank, announced today that it was again named to the American Banker magazine’s Top 200 Publicly Traded Community Banks and Thrifts based on a three-year average return on equity as of December 31, 2020 (Source: Capital Performance Group). This is the third consecutive year that Oregon Bancorp, Inc. was ranked #1 in the list of top 200 banks.
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YERINGTON, Nev., May 17, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nevada Copper Corp. (TSX: NCU) (OTC: NEVDF) (“Nevada Copper” or the “Company”) today provided an operations update and announces filing of its Q1 2021 Financial Statements and the related management’s discussion and analysis. Q1 2021 Highlights Operations Mining of First Stope: The Company successfully initiated stope mining in Q1 with the first stoping area carrying an average grade of 2.5% CuEq. Lateral development continued to ramp-up in the quarter at the Company’s underground mine at its Pumpkin Hollow project (the “Underground Mine”). As previously announced, development progress has been temporarily slowed in the past few weeks due to cautious progress through a water bearing dike with completion expected in the coming weeks.Mine Hoisting: Following completion of the Main Shaft material handling system in Q4 2020, the Company achieved a peak daily hoisting rate of over 3,000 tons by February 2021 at the Underground Mine and has achieved a hoisting rate equivalent to 5,000 tons per day (“tpd”) on a shift basis demonstrating that the mine hoisting system is capable of functioning at design specifications. In Q1, the Company completed significant electrical upgrades to provide sufficient power for additional production equipment and ventilation in support of ramp-up at the Underground Mine. As previously reported, certain commissioning items that constrained hoisting rates early in the quarter were rectified. With the installation of additional ventilation as planned and completion of dike grouting in the coming weeks, the Company anticipates sustainable production of 3,000 tpd by the end of Q2 and continuing to ramp-up further to steady state production.Ventilation Expansion: To date, the Company has completed the construction of the fan bulkheads and is currently installing the two remaining underground ventilation fans to be completed as scheduled this month. The surface ventilation fans planned for installation in Q3 2021, may now arrive at site a few weeks later than planned due to extended shipping times arising from COVID-19 related delays. Consequently, it is expected that the commissioning of the surface fans will not be completed until Q4 2021, which is anticipated to delay the achievement of full steady state production of 5,000 tpd by a similar period.Processing: There were significant improvements made to the processing plant performance and recoveries during the quarter. The Company achieved a weekly average of 4,700 tpd and a maximum daily milling throughput of 5,000 tpd during March, while batch processing ore. 119,000 tons of ore was processed through the concentrator in Q1. Approximately 3,173 tons of concentrate was produced at a 24% average copper grade for Q1 and reaching 26% average copper grade in March. Recoveries improved from 82% in Q4 2020, to recovery levels above 90% in 2021. “I am pleased with the progress achieved in Q1 at our underground mine and the dedication of our team,” stated Mike Ciricillo, Chief Executive Officer of Nevada Copper. “The operation made significant progress through the ramp-up during the first quarter, and we look forward to the interim milestone of production rates of 3,000 tpd expected in June, 2021 and continuing our ramp-up to steady state production.” Open Pit and Property Exploration Plans During Q1 the Company released its property development objectives, including: Open Pit: Follow-up on internal studies which indicate optimized project scaling has potential to improve project economics, including a concurrent phase 1 and phase 2, plus potential larger ultimate production scale; andPlans to undertake infill and extension drilling with aim to bring newly defined mineral inventory into reserves, providing the potential to further improve project economics, followed by release of a resource and reserve update. Exploration: Plans to follow-up on new exploration targets added through the further expansion of the Company’s properties to the east and analysis of geophysical surveys. Underground Future Extension: Additional inferred resources to be in-filled as underground mining advances into new zones;Underground mine extension targets to be further evaluated, including a new potentially large target to the east of the main shaft that is previously untested; andStudy of future expansion potential. Finance Updates During 2021, the Company completed certain financing transactions, including: The Company completed a public offering of units for aggregate gross proceeds of approximately C$38 million and concurrent private placement for aggregate gross proceeds of approximately C$13.1 million.The Company also entered into a credit facility with Pala providing for US$15 million, plus a further US$15 million accordion which Pala has confirmed will be made available to the Company as required (the “2021 Credit Facility”). The Company has drawn the full US$15 million under the original 2021 Credit Facility and US$7.5 million under the accordion feature.Pala has further confirmed it will provide up to an additional US$10 million to the Company through an increase to the 2021 Credit Facility or other form of financing as may be agreed with the Company, in order to provide additional financial resources needed to address the impact of slower development progress through the dike structure during ramp-up.The availability of funds under the Company’s working capital facility with Concord Resources Limited was also increased from US$35 million to US$40 million. During Q1, the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Nevada Copper, Inc., settled legacy disputes with two contractors which improved the Company’s working capital position. Q1 2021 Financial Statements The Company has filed on SEDAR its condensed interim financial statements and the related management’s discussion and analysis for the quarter ended March 31, 2021. These documents are available on the Company’s website at www.nevadacopper.com and the Company’s SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com. Qualified Persons The information and data in this news release was reviewed by Greg French, C.P.G., and Norm Bisson, P.Eng., for Nevada Copper, who are non-independent Qualified Persons within the meaning of NI 43-101. About Nevada Copper Nevada Copper (TSX: NCU) is a copper producer and owner of the Pumpkin Hollow copper project. Located in Nevada, USA, Pumpkin Hollow has substantial reserves and resources including copper, gold and silver. Its two fully permitted projects include the high-grade underground mine and processing facility, which is now in the production stage, and a large-scale open pit project, which is advancing towards feasibility status. NEVADA COPPER CORP.www.nevadacopper.com Mike Ciricillo, President and CEO For further information contact:Rich Matthews, Investor RelationsIntegrous Communicationsrmatthews@integcom.us+1 604 757 7179 Cautionary Language This news release includes certain statements and information that constitute forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws. All statements in this news release, other than statements of historical facts are forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements and forward-looking information specifically include, but are not limited to, statements that relate to mine development plans, production and ramp-up plans and the expected costs, timing, results and funding thereof, and equipment installation. Often, but not always, forward-looking statements and forward-looking information can be identified by the use of words such as “plans”, “expects”, “potential”, “is expected”, “anticipated”, “is targeted”, “budget”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “intends”, “anticipates”, or “believes” or the negatives thereof or variations of such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “might” or “will” be taken, occur or be achieved. Forward-looking statements or information are subject to known or unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results and events to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements or information. Forward-looking statements or information are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual events or results to differ from those reflected in the forward-looking statements or information, including, without limitation, risks and uncertainties relating to: the ability of the Company to complete the ramp-up of the Underground Project within the expected cost estimates and timeframe; requirements for additional capital and no assurance can be given regarding the availability thereof; the impact of COVID-19 on the business and operations of the Company; the state of financial markets; history of losses; dilution; adverse events relating to milling operations, construction, development and ramp-up, including the ability of the Company to address underground development and process plant issues; ground conditions; cost overruns relating to development, construction and ramp-up of the Underground Project; loss of material properties; interest rates increase; global economy; limited history of production; future metals price fluctuations; speculative nature of exploration activities; periodic interruptions to exploration, development and mining activities; environmental hazards and liability; industrial accidents; failure of processing and mining equipment to perform as expected; labor disputes; supply problems; uncertainty of production and cost estimates; the interpretation of drill results and the estimation of mineral resources and reserves; changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined; possible variations in ore reserves, grade of mineralization or recovery rates from management’s expectations and the difference may be material; legal and regulatory proceedings and community actions; accidents; title matters; regulatory approvals and restrictions; increased costs and physical risks relating to climate change, including extreme weather events, and new or revised regulations relating to climate change; permitting and licensing; volatility of the market price of the Company’s securities; insurance; competition; hedging activities; currency fluctuations; loss of key employees; other risks of the mining industry as well as those risks discussed in the Company’s Management’s Discussion and Analysis in respect of the year ended December 31, 2020 and in the section entitled “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Information Form dated March 18, 2021. Should one or more of these risks and uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in forward-looking statements or information. The forward-looking information and statements are stated as of the date hereof. The Company disclaims any intent or obligation to update forward-looking statements or information except as required by law. The Company provides no assurance that forward-looking statements and information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements and information.
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Back Market, an online platform for buying, selling and servicing refurbished tech gadgets, said on Tuesday it raised $335 million in its latest funding round which valued the company at $3.2 billion. To ensure the quality of the refurbished-goods merchants, Back Market has a strict onboarding policy, he said. He estimated the refurbished gadgets market is about $100 billion annually, which includes many of the buy-back programs by smartphone and laptop makers.
Relax! Australia’s cricket stars are back – but it’s not a double standard, right?. Given the restrictions placed on Australians stuck in India, the treatment of our cricketers feels fairly nauseating
Sometimes it pays to go into an episode of The Voice with low expectations — yes, even if it’s the Semi-Finals. After last week’s Live Playoffs saw (heard?) numbers originally performed by Corinne Bailey Rae, Ariana Grande and the Backstreet Boys massacred by since-eliminated contestants, I — and what’s that, you say? You, too? — lowered […]
All Ottawa adults who are 18 and older are eligible to book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment starting Tuesday morning, as the province expands eligibility a week ahead of schedule. People born in or before 2003 can book an appointment at a community clinic at 8 a.m., using the online provincial booking system or by calling the booking line at 1-833-943-3900. "If appointments fill up quickly Tuesday morning, more appointments will become available shortly," said Ottawa Public Health (OPH) in a news release Monday. It advises people also ask local pharmacies about their vaccine availability. "Everyone who wants a vaccine will be able to get one soon," reads the news release. OPH said those next in line are youth 12 to 17 years old, who will be able to book vaccine appointments during the last week of May. Ontario expects 2.2 million more doses of vaccines to arrive this week ahead of the Victoria Day long weekend. Among the additional doses is a shipment that was not supposed to land until next week, the province said in a news release. The seven-day average of daily cases in the province fell to 2,352 on Monday, its lowest point since April 1.
With me today are Dermot Smurfit, president and chief executive officer; and Karen Flores, our CFO. Words and expressions reflecting optimism, satisfaction with current prospects, as well as statements in the future tense identify forward-looking statements, but their absence does not mean that a statement is not forward-looking. Forward-looking statements should not be interpreted as a guarantee of future performance or results, as such statements associate risks and uncertainties that could cause actual performance or results to differ materially from those expressed in or suggested by the forward-looking statements.
Participants on today's call are Evan Loh, CEO; Adam Woodrow, president and chief commercial officer; Randy Brenner, chief development and regulatory officer; Michael Bigham, executive chairman; and Sarah Higgins, vice president of finance, controller, and principal accounting officer, will also be available for questions. Before I turn the call over to Evan, I would like to point out that we will be making forward-looking statements, which are based on our current expectations and beliefs.
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