James Harden (Brooklyn Nets) with an and one vs the Dallas Mavericks, 02/27/2021
James Harden (Brooklyn Nets) with an and one vs the Dallas Mavericks, 02/27/2021
Law Offices of Howard G. Smith reminds investors of the upcoming June 11, 2021 deadline to file a lead plaintiff motion in the class action filed on behalf of investors who purchased or otherwise acquired FibroGen Inc. ("FibroGen" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: FGEN) securities between November 8, 2019 and April 6, 2021, inclusive (the "Class Period").
Glancy Prongay & Murray LLP ("GPM") reminds investors of the upcoming June 15, 2021 deadline to file a lead plaintiff motion in the class action filed on behalf of investors who purchased or otherwise acquired Franklin Wireless Corp. ("Franklin" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: FKWL) securities between September 17, 2020 and April 8, 2021 inclusive (the "Class Period").
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WASHINGTON — Congressional leaders and colleagues remembered Rep. Alcee Hastings on Wednesday as a straight-talking, tenacious champion for the disadvantaged who overcame hurdles in his own life to forge a near three-decade career in the House. In a socially distanced ceremony in the Capitol's Statuary Hall, a few steps from the House chamber, fellow lawmakers recalled the professional and social bonds they'd formed with the Florida Democrat. Hastings died early this month at 84, two years after revealing he was battling pancreatic cancer. No. 3 House Democratic leader James Clyburn of South Carolina said he first met Hastings as a college student and called him “the consoler and counsellor, the friend when needed, the foe when appropriate.” Clyburn said his late wife, Emily, often received phone calls of solace from Hastings before she died in 2019. With a photo of a beaming Hastings facing the mourners, lawmakers recalled his trademark colorful socks and ability to be charming yet direct. A soloist sang the last verses of the song “My Way,” which House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said Hastings had asked to be part of the memorial. “He never let detractors or haters stop his purpose,” said former Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-La., now a White House adviser to President Joe Biden. Hastings was the son of a maid and a butler who became Florida's first Black federal judge since Reconstruction. After a trial in which he was acquitted of bribery charges but a co-defendant was found guilty, a judicial panel accused him of fabricating his defence. He was impeached by the House in 1988 and removed from office in 1989 by the Senate. Three years later, Hastings was elected to the House from a South Florida district and served until his death. He was known as an advocate for minorities, gays, immigrants, women and the elderly and a defender of Israel. “He championed the least among us, and he knew what it meant to overcome,” said Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida. Among the dozens of family members and others attending the service was Vice-President Kamala Harris, who did not address the audience. Alan Fram, The Associated Press
Congressional leaders and colleagues remembered Rep. Alcee Hastings on Wednesday as a straight-talking, tenacious champion for the disadvantaged who overcame hurdles in his own life to forge a near three-decade career in the House. In a socially distanced ceremony in the Capitol's Statuary Hall, a few steps from the House chamber, fellow lawmakers recalled the professional and social bonds they'd formed with the Florida Democrat. Hastings died early this month at 84, two years after revealing he was battling pancreatic cancer.
It will now be up to Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee to decide whether some medical providers will be required to cremate or bury fetal remains from surgical abortions under legislation that the Republican-supermajority Senate passed along party lines Wednesday. The debate follows passage of similar laws in other Republican-majority states, with reproductive rights advocates arguing such measures are not needed and stigmatize a legally available procedure, and anti-abortion supporters contending that the requirement preserves human dignity without interfering with a woman's abortion choice. According to the bill, certain medical providers must dispose of fetal remains from surgical abortions by cremation or burial and cover the costs of the disposal.
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NEW YORK — It looks like something to celebrate: small businesses posting “Help Wanted” signs as the economy edges toward normalcy. Instead, businesses are having trouble filling the jobs, which in turn hurts their ability to keep up with demand for their products or services. Owners say that some would-be workers are worried about catching COVID-19 or prefer to live off unemployment benefits that are significantly higher amid the pandemic. Child care is another issue — parents aren't able to work when they need to tend to or home-school their children. For some people, a combination of factors go into their decision not to seek work. When Steve Klatt and Brandon Lapp set up interviews for their restaurant and food truck business, they’re lucky if one out of 10 or 15 applicants comes in. “The people who do show up, all assume their unemployment is running out,” says Klatt, whose business, Braised in the South, is located in Johns Island, South Carolina. The maximum weekly unemployment benefits in the state are $626 including $300 in federal coronavirus relief payments; in some states, maximum unemployment is over $700 a week. Klatt and Lapp need 20 people to run the business well but have only five staffers. Former chefs, the owners and their wives are working in the kitchen and on the truck to keep things running. Klatt and Lapp recently decided to curtail their Sunday hours and close Mondays to give everyone a break. “The hit to the bottom line will be noticeable, but it’s not worth burning out the few awesome people we do have working for us,” Klatt says. Businesses of all sizes are struggling with hiring even with millions of Americans unemployed and as increasing numbers of people get vaccinated and look forward to a more normal life. A Census survey taken in late March shows that 6.3 million didn't seek work because they had to care for a child, and 4.1 million said they feared contracting or spreading the virus. But smaller companies that often can’t offer pay and benefits as generous as larger companies have a tougher time. “A shortage of talent is nothing new for small businesses, but the circumstances surrounding this shortage are entirely different,” says Jill Chapman, a consultant with Insperity, a human resources provider. The National Federation of Independent Business found in a March survey of its own members that 42% had job openings they couldn’t fill. Owners cited higher unemployment benefits as one factor. And a study released last month by the National Bureau of Economic Research found that a 10% increase in unemployment benefits during the pandemic led to a 3.6% drop in job applications. “Unemployment benefits allow workers to be able to wait longer before they take a job, which can make hiring harder,” said Ioana Marinescu, a University of Pennsylvania professor who co-authored the study. Companies whose work is done inside homes — including plumbers, contractors and pest control businesses — find many prospective hires are afraid of contracting the virus on a job. Meanwhile, demand for their services is up because there’s more wear and tear on houses and apartments as people spend more time at home. At Jake Romano’s Ottawa, Ontario, plumbing business, job candidates are gravitating toward commercial plumbing rather than having to visit five to 10 homes a day. Even when Romano finds a good prospect for his company, John the Plumber, he’s often disappointed. “We had a really good applicant, who I found on Facebook. He agreed to come onboard, everything was looking good. I was excited, he was excited. Then, bam! He changed his mind,” says Romano, who’s looking for two licensed plumbers to add to his current staff of 10. Economist Joe Brusuelas says child care is another issue that may extend owners’ struggles to find workers. “Until the schools are reopened and avenues of child care normalized, small firms in general, as well as food, beverage, leisure and hospitality, in particular, are going to face staffing challenges until later this fall at the earliest,” says Brusuelas, chief economist with the consulting firm RSM. Child care is one reason why the pool of available workers has shrunk dramatically at Let Mommy Sleep, which hires nurses and health aides to provide in-home care for babies and give new mothers a respite. Founder Denise Stern says some of her caregivers want to work overnight and sleep during the day, but if they have their own children to care for, that's not possible. Stern also is being hamstrung by concerns about the virus. “We can’t hire candidates with second jobs where exposure might happen, and honestly, a lot of candidates don’t want to work in a closed environment where we know transmission happens,” Stern says. Stern has had to turn business away, and so have the owners of seven Let Mommy Sleep franchises around the country. Stern, who works in the Washington, D.C., area, says her revenue is down by half. Revenue is down 30% at Filter King, based in Miami. Demand for air filters is jumping as people work from home and run their air conditioners more, but owners Mike Jacob and Rick Hoskins need to double their staff of 20 to keep up with orders. “The unemployment benefits continue and it’s hard to get people off the couch and into the warehouse,” Jacob says. But even when people are willing to work, Filter King is at a disadvantage compared to companies that can pay more, Jacob says. He’s lost staffers and candidates to a competitor funded by a venture capital firm. Stonehedge Farms, a popcorn manufacturer in Dover, Pennsylvania, raised its hourly pay to $13.50 from $12 in hopes of attracting more workers but co-owners Shannon and Anthony Tsonis haven’t been able to find enough people to fill the factory’s two shifts. They have 30 staffers and need another 10; the Tsonises and their office staffers have to fill in at the factory. Before the pandemic Tsonis could rely on one of three applicants showing for interviews. Now, it’s more likely to be one in 10. “This would lead me to believe they are simply applying to meet the (job search) requirements of unemployment, which is frustrating. It’s frustrating because we need people, and it’s frustrating because it’s a waste of our time and resources for recruitment,” Tsonis says. Seven Sisters Scones, a bakery and cafe in Johns Creek, Georgia, has struggled to find staffers not only because of unemployment benefits, but because parents need to be home with their children, co-owner Hala Haider says. The shop has 15 staffers and needs four more. Because of the shortfall, Seven Sisters Scones can’t make deliveries and they’ll be selling at fewer farmers’ markets than usual this summer. And Haider and her co-owner, her sister Farrah, have had to turn down some new business. But they draw the line at scaling back their online business, which allows them to reach customers across the country. “That is one thing we don’t compromise on — it’s a priority,” Hala Haider says. Joyce M. Rosenberg, The Associated Press
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GENEVA — Super League Timeline: 1990s — Wealthy European soccer clubs make veiled threats of breaking away into a Super League to pressure UEFA into giving them more Champions League money and format changes in their favour. 2008 — European Club Association created to make long-term peace with UEFA and lock club leaders into Champions League consultation. November 2018 — Real Madrid-backed Super League plan revealed in Football Leaks series using hacked documents. 2019 — ECA-backed plan for semi-closed Champions League in 2024 fails amid backlash by leagues and mid-ranking clubs. October 2020 — Outgoing Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu reveals Super League plan in resignation speech, reportedly urged on Real Madrid president Florentino Pérez. December 2020 — UEFA works on a 36-team Champions League plan to start in 2024 that gives clubs the extra games and money they have demanded. January — Reports emerge of Real Madrid-backed Super League plan with financier JP Morgan Chase. UEFA and FIFA unite to oppose, threaten bans for players who take part. March 8 — ECA chairman Andrea Agnelli of Juventus praises UEFA’s proposed Champions League changes, calls the 36-team, single-standings format “beautiful.” March 29-31 — ECA-UEFA meetings to sign off on the 36-team Champions League format. Super League clubs start pushing for more financial control of the competition than UEFA is offering. UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin rebuffs their demands in rift with Agnelli. April 16 — ECA board and UEFA’s club competitions committee sign off on Champions League changes with no dissent ahead of expected decision at Monday’s meeting of UEFA executive committee. April 17 — Rumours of imminent Super League plan emerge. April 18 — Reports of a Super League announcement sparks a backlash by former players and French President Emmanuel Macron. The 12-team Super League is later announced in co-ordinated statements from the clubs after most fans in Europe are asleep. Agnelli resigns as ECA chairman and from the UEFA executive committee. April 19 — UEFA executive committee confirms the 36-team Champions League revamp. British government warns of new legislation on club ownership to help block the Super League. Ceferin denounces the “snakes” who betrayed UEFA, warns Super League players could be banned from their national teams. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says he dislikes the Super League. Fans protest at Liverpool’s stadium and at Leeds, where the team is playing that night. April 20 — Real Madrid president Florentino Pérez, who would be Super League chairman, breaks his silence on an overnight Spanish show. He claims the project would save European soccer. At UEFA’s annual meeting later that morning, FIFA president Gianni Infantino says he disapproves of the Super League project. Ceferin delivers a strong speech against the club owners while also inviting some in England to change their minds. The other 14 Premier League clubs in England meet to discuss the six rebels. The project cracks in the evening. Manchester City and Chelsea are first to withdraw. Manchester United vice chairman Ed Woodward, a leading agitator, announces he will leave his job later this year. By midnight, all six English clubs are out. April 21 — Atlético Madrid, Inter Milan, AC Milan and Juventus drop out, leaving only Real Madrid and Barcelona. Juventus and AC Milan both signal that there is a future for the Super League. ___ More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/hub/soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The Associated Press
Airbus has launched the biggest shake-up of its manufacturing network in more than a decade, with large parts activities reorganized in France and Germany and some small parts activities to be placed under review. The European planemaker said on Wednesday it would combine aerostructure assembly in France under one entity, bringing major fuselage parts plants in St Nazaire and Nantes together with the worldwide operations of its Stelia affiliate. In Germany, the Premium Aerotec business will be split, with part of it combined with manufacturing plants in Stade and some of the large Hamburg factory, and the rest folded into a new business specialising in small mass-produced "detail" parts.
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NEW YORK — A novel about a Marine's time in Vietnam and his struggles back home has won a $5,000 prize. Mark Treanor's “A Quiet Cadence” is this year's recipient of the William E. Colby Award for best debut book, fiction or nonfiction, military history, foreign policy or intelligence operations. Treanor is a Vietnam veteran who has a long career in public service, including as chairman to the advisory committee to the Import-Export Bank and and vice chairman of the Board of Visitors of the U.S. Naval Academy. He is currently a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a senior fellow of the American Leadership Forum. Previous winners of the Colby award, named for the late CIA director, include James Bradley's “Flags of Our Fathers,” Karl Marlantes' “Matterhorn” and Adam Higginbotham's “Midnight in Chornobyl.” “I’m thrilled to have been chosen as the recipient of the 2021 Colby Award; it is a great honour to join the company of the distinguished writers who have been prior recipients,” Treanor said in a statement. “And, it is truly gratifying that the judges chose a novel which explores the realities of combat and its postwar impact on our troops.” The Associated Press
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Nicola Wealth steps up to impact female athletes through a national community partnership Toronto, ON, April 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CAN Fund #150Women, a philanthropic community of women across Canada, introduces Nicola Wealth as their new premier partner. The partnership connects Nicola Wealth and women coast to coast in support of female athletes representing Canada on the world stage. Through CAN Fund #150Women, female athletes are provided $6000 (up to twice a year) so they can afford coaching, travel to training camps and competitions, proper nutrition, extra physiotherapy, new equipment, pay national team fees and other unexpected expenses that come with wearing the maple leaf. Nicola Wealth’s sponsorship will help grow and strengthen the CAN Fund #150Women community which will provide greater funding, enable more female athletes to train and compete to achieve their full potential and inspire women to join. “I am proud to have Nicola Wealth join the CAN Fund #150Women community. Working together, we can expand our exceptional network of women across Canada and ultimately amplify the impact on our female athlete’s journeys.” says Jane Roos, Founder of CAN Fund. The partnership between CAN Fund #150Women and Nicola Wealth aligns two organizations who both desire to build a culture of excellence and performance through a network of powerful Canadian women. “Whether it is in wealth management and our work with clients or supporting Canadian female athletes, we are proud to engage in opportunities that inspire and support excellence,” shares Nicola Wealth’s Chief Legal Officer, Danielle Skipp. “In the same way we help the families we work with, we aim to help our athletes build legacies by delivering the stability, security, and resources they need to focus on what is important to them.” Many women have shared that joining the CAN Fund #150Women and giving female athletes more opportunity to succeed aligns with their values of women supporting women and is so impactful to them. Virtual events like the CAN Fund #150Women BE EPIC classes are allowing members and athletes to collaborate and share their stories building a community with purpose giving access to expertise and opportunities through sharing knowledge, passions, and talents. To become a CAN Fund #150Women member and learn more visit: https://canadianathletesnow.ca/150women/ Website: www.MyCANFund.ca About CAN Fund #150Women CAN Fund #150Women launched in November 2017 as a campaign to invite women to donate and support our female athletes who compete for Canada. Quickly it transformed into an ever-growing network of women with a shared vision of supporting and celebrating female success. There are now over 1000 CAN Fund #150Women Members, bringing together women with diverse knowledge and experience, coast to coast. The youngest CAN Fund #150Women is 18 and the oldest is 85. Become a CAN Fund #150Women Member and join this exceptional network with a donation of $150 or more. You will receive a tax receipt and the name of the female athlete you are supporting. To date, 301 female athletes have become CAN Fund #150Women Recipients, receiving $6000 each. CAN Fund #150Women provides funding so that athletes can afford coaching, travel to training camps and competitions, proper nutrition, extra physiotherapy, new equipment, pay national team fees and other unexpected expenses that come with wearing the maple leaf as an elite athlete that would otherwise be paid out of pocket. CAN Fund #150Women mantra is BE EPIC! Love yourself, be brave, take risks to get what you want in life, and empower women around you to follow your lead. About Nicola Wealth Established in 1994, Nicola Wealth (www.nicolawealth.com) is a full-service wealth planning firm that offers affluent families and accomplished individuals a comprehensive combination of financial planning and portfolio management. The firm is among Canada’s fastest-growing asset fund management and private investment counsel firms (Investor Economics) with over $9 billion in assets under management. Nicola Wealth provides portfolio diversification well beyond stocks and bonds, comprehensive and integrated wealth planning, and consistent and stable returns to clients across Canada. Attachment CAN Fund #150Women - collage CONTACT: Victoria Emslie Nicola Wealth 604-484-1286 email@example.com
NEW YORK — The publisher of a new, bestselling biography about Philip Roth has temporarily halted the book’s shipping and promotion as its author, Blake Bailey, faces multiple allegations of sexual harassment and abuse. “These allegations are serious. In light of them, we have decided to pause the shipping and promotion of ‘Philip Roth: The Biography’ pending any further information that may emerge,” according to a statement provided Wednesday to The Associated Press by W.W. Norton & Company. Bailey, who has denied any wrongdoing, has already been dropped by his literary agency, the Story Factory. Bailey was an English teacher at the Lusher Middle School in New Orleans in the 1990s. Numerous former students have spoken out recently, alleging inappropriate and manipulative behaviour at the time and saying he later pursued sexual relationships. Bailey’s book, released in early April, was among the most anticipated literary biographies in recent years and has appeared on the bestseller list of The New York Times and other outlets. But starting last weekend, on the Twitter feed and website of Reluctant Habits blogger Ed Champion, and continuing on social media and in the press, former students have been sharing stories, some saying that his behaviour still haunts them. Jessie Wightkin-Gelini, who took Bailey’s class in the late 1990s, told The Associated Press that he was a charismatic teacher with a gift for making students — especially female ones — feel special and understood. But she also remembered troubling behaviour — whether hugging her “too long” or touching her on the small of the back. A class assignment might be an essay about the student’s first kiss. “He’s still one of the best teachers I ever had, which is so sickening to me,” says Wightkin-Gelini, who now teaches high school students at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts. “I realize now as an adult and as a teacher, that the way he spoke to us was part of the grooming.” Another former student, Amelia Ward, remembers Bailey going out of his way to compliment her and pay attention to her, even asking her to stay after school when there was no apparent reason. Soon after her time in his class ended, he pursued a personal relationship, taking her out for coffee and asking her questions about her romantic interests. Ward became uncomfortable and cut off communication. “It’s affected me my whole life,” says Ward, who now lives in Philadelphia. “I trusted him and he totally betrayed my trust.” A spokesperson for the Lusher school told the AP that the school, where Kathy Reidlinger was the principal in the '90s, was not aware of any concerns raised about him. Some former students, including Sarah Stickney Murphy, disputed that. “I cannot believe that Kathy Reidlinger actually said that no one ever complained about Blake Bailey’s behaviour when he was teaching at @LusherMiddle. What an astonishing lie,” she tweeted Tuesday. Bailey, 57, is the author of acclaimed biographies of the authors John Cheever and Richard Yates, and he had been working on the Roth book since 2012. Bailey had unlimited access to Roth’s papers and spent extensive time with the author, who died in 2018. The allegations against Bailey come as his book renewed questions about how Roth depicted women in his fiction, from “Portnoy’s Complaint” to “My Life As a Man,” and treated them in his private life. Bailey documented in detail Roth’s two unhappy marriages, including to actor Claire Bloom; his chronic adultery, and most disturbingly, advances he made on a friend of Bloom’s daughter. Most critics praised Bailey for a thorough and fair-minded narrative, though some faulted him as too sympathetic. “In Bailey, Roth found a biographer who is exceptionally attuned to his grievances and rarely challenges his moral accounting. Yet the result is not a final winning of the argument, as Roth might have hoped,” wrote Laura Marsh of The New Republic. Hillel Italie, The Associated Press
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