Job-search site Indeed has released its list of the companies that received the most interest from job seekers in Canada. Would you want to work at any of the places on this list?
Job-search site Indeed has released its list of the companies that received the most interest from job seekers in Canada. Would you want to work at any of the places on this list?
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Yadadri Bhuvanagiri (Telangana) [India], May 11 (ANI): Union Minister of State for Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy on Monday said no one, including the World Health Organisation (WHO) was able to predict that the second wave of COVID would affect the country so much. He added that the nation will also get over the second wave very soon.
New Delhi [India], May 11 (ANI): Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Monday said the Delhi Government had ordered 1.34 crore doses of COVID vaccines in May but the Centre cleared only 3.5 lakh doses against it.
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It’s the case of good news-bad news for Fox’s The Moodys. The good news is that the remaining three episodes have been scheduled. The bad news is that they are getting the burn-off treatment, with two episodes airing back-to-back on June 6 and the last one dropping two weeks later, on June 20. While not […]
Basketballer Liz Cambage has confirmed she will play at the Tokyo Games, backtracking on a threat to boycott the showpiece over a lack of racial diversity in Australia's Olympic photo-shoots. Cambage, who was born to a Nigerian father, took umbrage with pictures of Australia's Olympic athletes on social media last week, saying people of colour had been marginalised and she would "sit this one out" until the situation changed. But in an expletive-laden series of video clips on her Instagram account, Cambage said she was in for her third Olympics after London and Rio.
Thank you, Erica, and good afternoon, everyone and welcome to FibroGen's conference call for fiscal 2021 first quarter. Joining me on today's call are Enrique Conterno, Chief Executive Officer; Dr. Percy Carter, our Chief Scientific Officer; Pat Cotroneo, our Chief Financial Officer; Dr. Mark Eisner, our Chief Medical Officer; Thane Wettig, our Chief Commercial Officer; Chris Chung, our Senior Vice President of China Operations; and Dr. Elias Kouchakji, our Senior Vice President of Clinical Development, Drug Safety and Pharmacovigilance.
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(Bloomberg) -- Investors in India’s $2.8 trillion equity market are underestimating the economic impact from the world’s worst coronavirus outbreak, which will delay any recovery and could trigger a “correction” in stocks, according to the country’s top-performing fund manager.The benchmark S&P BSE Sensex has climbed for two straight weeks, a period during which the nation’s tally of daily virus infections as well as related deaths have hit records. Domestic institutional investors, including mutual funds and insurers, poured a net $1.5 billion into stocks in April, helping offset a similar outflow from foreign funds. That trend has continued so far in May.The market “is completely ignoring the present situation,” said Samir Rachh, who oversees 130 billion rupees ($1.8 billion) of assets at Nippon India Mutual Fund in Mumbai. Recent gains have been “driven by a huge amount of liquidity,” he said.India has imposed numerous restrictions on people and businesses, many on a state-by-state basis. But as the outbreak widens, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is under pressure to tighten rules nationwide, which would slow an economy that, according to several forecasts, is poised for double-digit growth this year.While the country is rolling out vaccines, the virus has spread to places that “do not have adequate facilities or the medical infrastructure to handle it,” Rachh said. “If we don’t see it peaking, as estimated, and given how the stocks have gained from last year, there could be a market correction,” he said.Indian stock futures slumped in early Asian trading on Tuesday, tracking a broad decline in regional equities amid growing concern about inflation. SGX Nifty 50 futures slid as much as 1.6% in Singapore.The Nippon India Small Cap Fund managed by Rachh has returned 28% so far this year, the top performance among funds that manage at least $500 million, data compiled by Bloomberg show.Small CapsThe Sensex rose 0.6% on Monday, a fourth day of gains, to close at its highest level since April 29. The gauge has surged about 91% from its March 2020 low, boosted by foreign inflows of $23.3 billion last year and optimism that stimulus measures will help engineer a strong economic revival.Even as businesses were disrupted most of the year, small-cap shares were among the biggest winners, rallying faster than the broader market. That outperformance has widened further in 2021, helping Nippon’s small-cap fund shine.The fund, which allocated 11.3% of its assets to the chemicals sector at the end of April -- the largest for any industry -- has returned about 113% over the past 12 months. Consumer non-durables and software are the other top sector holdings.“Picking up the right small-cap company is like searching for the ideal son-in-law,” Rachh said. “There is a lot of effort and due diligence,” including frequent visits to companies and their dealers and vendors -- which have been made more difficult by the Covid-19 protocols, he said.“If an investor is coming into the [small-cap] category looking at last year’s gains, the returns this year will be nowhere near it,” he said. “Still, the long-term view is that the economy will see a faster recovery once we have dealt with the pandemic.”(Adds mention of Nifty futures’ losses in the sixth paragraph.)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.
TAIPEI, Taiwan — Two amateur computer coders taken by police from their Beijing homes last year were standing trial Tuesday in a case that illustrates the Chinese government's growing online censorship and heightened sensitivity to any deviation from the official narrative on its COVID-19 response. Authorities have not said specifically why Chen Mei, 28, and Cai Wei, 27, were arrested, so friends and relatives can only guess. They believe it was because the two men had set up an online archive to store articles deleted by censors and a related forum where users could skirt real-name registration requirements to chat anonymously. The case is being tried at Wenyuhe People's Court in the northeastern outskirts of Beijing. Chen’s mother and Cai’s father were allowed in Tuesday morning, shortly before the trial was due to begin at 9 a.m. The families were previously told that only one family member could sit in the trial. Started in 2018, the archive kept hundreds of censored articles and the forum saw discussions on sensitive issues including the anti-government protests in Hong Kong and complaints about the ruling Communist Party. But what got them in trouble with authorities appears to be archiving articles showing an alternative to China’s official narrative about its pandemic response just as the country started facing questions over its handling of the initial outbreak. In keeping the censored articles and providing a place for them to be discussed, the two run afoul of increasingly strict regulations in an already stifling online environment under President Xi Jinping. Just last year hundreds were prosecuted for online speech. Chen and Cai are being prosecuted under a catch-all charge of “stirring up trouble and picking quarrels.” Chen’s older brother, Chen Kun, said the court appointed lawyer notified family last week that their case would be heard Tuesday. In January 2020, the two began archiving articles about a mysterious new illness circulating in Wuhan. For Cai, who is from the area and could not go home to see his family for the Lunar New Year holiday, the news was particularly upsetting. “A lot of things happened in China then that made us very upset, and he may have been affected by that,” said his girlfriend, Tang Hongbo. She was also detained but released after 23 days when it became clear she didn’t know much about the project. “Every day we were looking at the internet, and we were all in this tragic mindset.” Xi has made cyberspace governance a priority, and under his direction, the government created its own model to manage the challenges and opportunities of the internet. China eliminated online anonymity by requiring people to register under what is known as the real name system starting in 2016. Social media accounts are linked to a mobile phone number, which is tied to an individual’s national ID number. A Chinese activist, using court and government records and media reports, tallied more than 750 prosecutions for web speech in 2020 in an online database and posted on a Twitter account named SpeechFreedomCN. He said he runs the database anonymously out of fear of retribution. A friend of Cai, who declined to be named out of fear of retribution, said Cai had grown frustrated with the censorship regime. In response, he and Chen launched the Terminus2049 archive and 2049bbs forum in 2018 as a “public platform of free exchange,” Cai wrote in a welcome post. “It’s not just the ‘real name’ system — the deletions of posts, the bans, have reached a point that’s really shocking domestically,” Cai wrote in another 2018 post. “When you have to worry about whether you have touched a sensitive keyword in any post you write, how can you really have the brave desire to express yourself?” On the forum, Cai wrote about movies, music and books he liked. Others discussed mores sensitive topics. It was a place to speak without worrying about having posts deleted or getting one’s account banned. It didn’t require a phone number to register, or even an email address. Chen was more low-key but similarly chafed against the censorship system. “He wants information to flow. He wants quality information to flow freely,” said Chen Kun, his older brother. “We have this type of value deep in our bones, the independence of discourse on the internet and the free transmission of information.” Cai and Chen met in 2011 at a summer camp hosted by Liren College, a socially conscious educational program. Both self-taught coders, they first started co-operating on a project to archive all the lectures and information from the summer camps, said a friend of both, who spoke on condition of anonymity out of fear of retribution. Authorities shut down Liren in 2014. Terminus2049 primarily housed articles that had been deleted from Wechat and Weibo, popular social media platforms that are subject to regular algorithmic and human censorship. While similar databases existed, most were blocked in China. Terminus2049 was available on Github, a code sharing platform that is not blocked. The topics the archived articles touched on were broad, but they shared a focus on social issues. One was concerned about the expulsion of migrant workers from Beijing after a fire, while another shared questions about a company that falsified data on rabies vaccines. It was only after Cai and Chen got arrested in April last year that their families found out from friends and peers what the two had been working on. They suspect that pandemic-related content triggered the arrests, in part because in the weeks before and after their detention, police questioned acquaintances about what the two had done during the outbreak. “They were told that Chen Mei has family members abroad, has provided foreign organizations with information about the pandemic and is basically handing a knife over to the enemy,” said Chen Kun, who now lives in France. Police in Beijing did not respond to a faxed request for comment and court-appointed lawyers did not respond to phone calls. Citizen journalist Zhang Zhan also fell afoul of the law after reporting from Wuhan in the early days of the outbreak. She received a four-year sentence in December. The 2049bbs forum, which never had major reach, is now blocked in China. Yet the discussions continue and the records of the forum live on in a site called 2047, set up by a self-described “person who walks the same path” and some members of the old forum. Cai’s father, who hasn't seen his son in more than a year, still can’t understand how his son ran afoul of the authorities. “He didn’t say anything bad. He didn’t try to organize some protests," Cai Jianli said. "How did this become picking quarrels and stirring up trouble?’’ ___ Associated Press video journalist Sam McNeil and news assistant Caroline Chen in Beijing contributed to this story. Huizhong Wu, The Associated Press
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Reconciliation from income for the quarter to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA: Reconciliation from income for the quarter to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA: ROAD TOWN, British Virgin Islands, May 10, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aura Minerals, Inc. (“Aura Minerals” or the “Company”) announces today the Company has filed its consolidated financial statements for the quarter ended March 31, 2020 and related management discussion and analysis. Rodrigo Barbosa, CEO of Aura, comments: “On behalf of the Aura team, I am very pleased to be able to announce these record results for the quarter ended March 31, 2021. The quarter yielded Net Revenues of US$ 116 million and EBITDA of US$ 52 million, continuing our solid growth and performance over the last 3 quarters. We are pleased with the consistent results across our operations over the last nine months since we were able to fully resume all operations following interruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on this strong performance and current copper prices, we expect to achieve or exceed our GEO guidance for the year.” Forward-Looking Information This press release contains “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements”, as defined in applicable securities laws (collectively, “forward-looking statements”) which include, without limitation, expected production from, and the further potential of the Company’s properties, and the ability of the Company to achieve its longer-term outlook and the anticipated timing and results thereof. Known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, many of which are beyond the Company’s ability to predict or control, could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements if such risks, uncertainties or factors materialize. Forward-looking statements are necessarily based upon a number of estimates and assumptions that, while considered reasonable by the Company, are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies. Specific reference is made to the most recent Annual Information Form on file with certain Canadian provincial securities regulatory authorities for a discussion of some of the factors underlying forward-looking statements, which include, without limitation the ability of the Company to achieve its longer-term outlook and the anticipated timing and results thereof, the ability to lower costs and increase production, the ability of the Company to successfully achieve business objectives, copper and gold or certain other commodity price volatility, changes in debt and equity markets, the uncertainties involved in interpreting geological data, increases in costs, environmental compliance and changes in environmental legislation and regulation, interest rate and exchange rate fluctuations, general economic conditions and other risks involved in the mineral exploration and development industry. Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive of the factors that may affect the forward-looking statements. Non-GAAP Measures In this press release, the Company has included EBITDA and net debt, which are non-GAAP performance measures. These non-GAAP measures do not have any standardized meaning within IFRS and therefore may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other companies. The Company believes that these measures provide investors with additional information which is useful in evaluating the Company’s performance and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures of performance prepared in accordance with IFRS. The below tables provide a reconciliation of the non-GAAP measures presented: Reconciliation from income for the quarter to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA:https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/a2a91a62-8c52-4e52-9695-30ad5bdeb033 About Aura 360° Mining Aura is focused on mining in complete terms – thinking holistically about how its business impacts and benefits every one of our stakeholders: our company, our shareholders, our employees, and the countries and communities we serve. We call this 360° Mining. Aura is a mid-tier gold and copper production company focused on the development and operation of gold and base metal projects in the Americas. The Company’s producing assets include the San Andres gold mine in Honduras, the Ernesto/Pau-a -Pique gold mine in Brazil, the Aranzazu copper-gold-silver mine in Mexico and the Gold Road mine in the United States. In addition, the Company has two additional gold projects in Brazil, Almas and Matupá, and one gold project in Colombia, Tolda Fria. For further information, please visit Aura’s website at www.auraminerals.com or contact: Rodrigo Barbosa President & CEO 305-239-9332
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With Cuba's sugar harvest poised to draw to a close as the coronavirus pandemic rages, production stands at little more than two-thirds of planned levels, an industry official said on Monday, indicating the smallest crop in more than a century. In yet another blow to the ailing Cuban economy, Jose Carlos Santos Ferrer, first vice president of state sugar monopoly AZCUBA, told the state Cuban News Agency that as of end-April, production had reached 68% of the Communist-run country's plan. With the planned target announced earlier this year as 1.2 million tonnes of raw sugar, that means a harvest of 816,000 tonnes - the lowest since 1908.
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United Kingdom, 11 May 2021 RAK Petroleum plc, the Oslo-listed oil and gas investment company, has today published the attached Country-by-Country Report for the year 2020. For further queries, please contact: Kevin Toner Managing Director RAK Petroleum plcEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org About RAK Petroleum plc RAK Petroleum plc is an Oslo Stock Exchange listed oil and gas investment company established under the laws of England and Wales as a public limited company. Its principal holdings are 44.94 percent of DNO ASA and 33.33 percent of Foxtrot International LDC held through Mondoil Enterprises, LLC. DNO ASA is a Norwegian oil and gas operator focused on the Middle East and the North Sea. Founded in 1971 and listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange, DNO holds stakes in onshore and offshore licences at various stages of exploration, development and production in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, Norway, the United Kingdom, Netherlands, Ireland and Yemen. Foxtrot International LDC is a privately-held company active in West Africa whose principal asset is a 27.27 percent interest in and operatorship of Block CI-27 offshore Côte d'Ivoire. This information is subject to the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act. Attachment Country-by-Country Report for the Year Ended 2020
While the theater industry is currently reeling from being on lockdown for the past 14 months, the curtains are about to rise again. After Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that Broadway theaters will reopen at full capacity on Sept. 14, theater productions have started to declare their intended return dates to the stage. Here is where […]
A Montreal harm reduction group is launching a legal challenge of the province's COVID-19 curfew on Tuesday, saying the health measure violates the rights of safe injection site users. According to Sibel Ataogul, a lawyer with Melançon Marceau Grenier Cohen, the curfew already includes an exception for intravenous drug users who frequent safe injection sites. However, she says many users are afraid to inform police where they are headed if stopped after 9:30 p.m. "It doesn't seem to work to give an exemption paper to these people because they are very reticent, obviously, to give it to police. Because it can actually put them at risk for search and seizure and being arrested for possession of narcotics," said Ataogul. Giving this exemption paper to police is essentially an admission of possession of illegal drugs, Ataogul explained. "So they stay at home and they don't have clean needles, they don't have clean equipment, they don't have access to the nurses," she said. "It raises the number of overdoses." Sibel Ataogul is a lawyer representing the association of drug users in court.(CBC) Ataogul was hired by the Association Québécoise pour la promotion de la santé des personnes utilisatrices de drogues (AQPSUD) which she describes as being an organization for and by intravenous drug users. On Tuesday, Ataogul will be asking for an emergency injunction to stop the curfew being enforced in three cities while the Superior court considers their request to have the measure declared invalid. The three affected cities are Montreal, Quebec City and Gatineau. Ataogul said that her clients are not opposed to health measures, they simply want the freedom to access safe injection sites without fear of being stopped by police. "Intravenous drug users don't just use drugs between the hours of 5 a.m. to 8 or 9:30 p.m. — this is about addiction, so it's not something that you can just control," she said. She argues that the current system violates the rights of intravenous drug users and is not proven to be worthwhile in terms of its positive effect on transmission of the virus. "The benefits that the population would get from a curfew are not proportional to the harm it causes these communities," said Ataogul. Need is urgent Chantal Montmorency, general co-ordinator of the association launching the challenge, told CBC that drug users are afraid to get caught by authorities and prefer to risk overdose at home. "It's a trauma to have to talk to the police and we can't trust them," she said. Chantal Montmorency is the general co-ordinator of the Association Québécoise pour la promotion de la santé des personnes utilisatrices de drogues.(CBC) Montmorency added that for many addicts, the need is "urgent" and they can't delay until the curfew lifts for fear of going into withdrawal. She said at safe injection sites, staff are there to administer lifesaving medication in the event of overdoses. By staying home, drug users are taking their chances. "People are afraid to die. They call us and they tell us, 'What can I do? I'm afraid that my mom will find me tomorrow,'" said Montmorency. "The curfew is a real danger for people who use drugs." 'Unprecedented' overdoses David Palardy, an intervention worker at Cactus Montreal Safe Injection Site, told CBC that he is aware of problems users have had trying to access centres like his under the curfew. "Sometimes people will get arrested and the [exemption] paper is not enough," he said. "We have people who have been arrested multiple times in the same night. They get fined even though they have permission to be around." David Palardy is an intervention worker at Cactus Montreal Safe Injection Site.(Sharon Yonan Renold/CBC) Palardy said he's seen a decline in users coming in after curfew, combined with an increase in overdose cases. He said when the centre opened as a safe injection site four years ago, they dealt with overdose cases maybe once a week. These days, it's a daily occurrence. "We've had so many overdoses, specifically I'd say in the last few weeks, it's unprecedented," said Palardy. He believes this is another unintended result of the curfew. Palardy explained that fewer dealers are operating in public after 9:30 p.m. and so users are buying contaminated product from people they don't know. "[At night] there's less and less dealers around and the ones that are here, are usually the ones that have the worst batches of all," said Palardy. "The drugs got worse with the pandemic."
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], May 11 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Monday appealed to the people to follow the COVID curfew imposed in the Union Territory.