Although the coronavirus pandemic has cancelled many events, Wisconsin still plans to hold its primary on Tuesday. Yahoo Finance’s Rick Newman discusses on On The Move.
Although the coronavirus pandemic has cancelled many events, Wisconsin still plans to hold its primary on Tuesday. Yahoo Finance’s Rick Newman discusses on On The Move.
The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms with Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Arthur Smith to become the team's head coach. The Falcons announced the agreement on Friday. Smith held a virtual interview with the team on Monday and he also interviewed with the New York Jets and Detroit Lions.
Trading volume in U.S. equity options hit a new record on Friday, according to data from options analytics provider Trade Alert. More than 49.5 million contracts traded during the session, Trade Alert said. Friday marked the expiration of monthly options contracts, which often results in heavier-than-usual volume.
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ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — A look at Alison Coffin, leader of the Newfoundland and Labrador New Democratic Party. Age: 50 Early years: Born in Corner Brook, she grew up in Joe Batt's Arm. Her father was a school principal and her mother was a nurse. She has competed in hockey, ball hockey, football, triathlons, bodybuilding and softball. Education: Graduated from Memorial University with an economics degree in 1993 and later completed her master's degree at York University in Toronto, graduating in 1997. Before politics: Small business and government consultant. Taught economics at Memorial University. Political record: Failed to win a provincial seat in the 2015 election and lost NDP leadership race to Gerry Rogers in 2018. Acclaimed leader in March 2019 after Rogers stepped down. Elected as the member for St. John’s East-Quidi Vidi in May 2019. Family: Coffin and her partner Ian Coombs have a son, David. Quote: "We're putting money into an industry that I don't think is sustainable at all. We're hearing time and time again that the oil industry is in decline." — Coffin commenting on the $41.5 million in federal funds handed to Husky Energy on Dec. 3, 2020. This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 15, 2021. The Canadian Press
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It's been a quiet week in the world of racing game news, but like so many times before, the good people over at Forza have dropped an exciting new update to satiate the desires of digital drivers across the globe. Forza and Chevrolet have teamed up to bring the highly anticipated mid-engine 2020 C8 Corvette Stingray to Forza Horizon 4 this week as part of its Season 31 update. If you're unaware, Forza Horizon 4 is one of our favorite games to play on our livestreams, which happen Tuesday and Thursday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST.
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ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — A look at Ches Crosbie, leader of Newfoundland and Labrador's Progressive Conservative party. Age: 67. Early years: Born in St. John's, N.L., and raised in a political household. His late father, John Crosbie, served as an outspoken federal cabinet minister and later as lieutenant-governor of the province. Education: Studied political science at Queen's University in Kingston, Ont., and went on to study law at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. Studied law at Dalhousie University in Halifax. Before politics: Established his own law firm in 1991. Led several high-profile class action lawsuits, including one involving survivors of residential schools in Labrador. Political record: Rejected as a federal Tory candidate in 2015 amid reported tension with then prime minister Stephen Harper. Won the provincial Progressive Conservative leadership in April 2018. Family: He and his wife Lois have three grown daughters: Charlotte, Catherine and Rachel. Quote: "They point out to me that I may not be the most charismatic individual." — Crosbie responding to a review of his leadership on Nov. 21, 2019. This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 15, 2021. The Canadian Press
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ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — A look at Andrew Furey, leader of the Newfoundland and Labrador Liberal party. Age: 45. Early years: Born in St. John's, Furey was involved in Liberal politics from a young age. His father, George Furey, is the current Speaker of the Senate. His uncle, Chuck Furey, served as a provincial legislator. Education: Earned his medical degree at Memorial University in St. John's, N.L. Trained in clinical epidemiology and orthopedic surgery. Before politics: Worked as an orthopedic trauma surgeon and educator with Memorial University’s school of medicine. In 2010, he helped create Team Broken Earth to provide medical relief after the devastating earthquake in Haiti. He was later named humanitarian of the year by the Canadian Red Cross. Political record: Elected leader of the governing party in August 2020, he was sworn in as the province's 14th premier later that month. On Oct. 6, 2020, he was elected as the member for Humber-Gros Morne in a byelection. Family: Furey and his wife Allison have three young children, Maggie, Rachael and Mark. Quote: "The status quo no longer works, and quite frankly we can't afford it any more. We must get away from that well-worn path of boom and bust and back again." — Andrew Furey, speaking after he was elected to lead the Liberal party on Aug. 3, 2020. This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 15, 2021. The Canadian Press
RADNOR, Pa., Jan. 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The law firm of Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP reminds Restaurant Brands International Inc. (NYSE: QSR) (“Restaurant Brands”) investors that a securities fraud class action lawsuit has been filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York against Restaurant Brands on behalf of those who purchased or otherwise acquired Restaurant Brands common stock between April 29, 2019, and October 28, 2019, inclusive (the “Class Period”). Reminder: Investors who purchased or otherwise acquired Restaurant Brands common stock during the Class Period may, no later than February 19, 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. (484-270-1413) or Adrienne Bell, Esq. (484-270-1435)); toll free at (844) 887-9500; via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org; or click https://www.ktmc.com/restaurant-brands-international-inc-securities-class-action?utm_source=PR&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=restaurant_brands Restaurant Brands is a Canadian corporation and headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is one of the world’s largest restaurant chains with over 27,000 Tim Hortons, Burger King, and Popeyes restaurants in more than 100 countries and U.S. territories. On April 24, 2018, Restaurant Brands announced a new strategy designed to improve performance within its Tim Hortons brand. Specifically, the “Winning Together Plan” would focus on three key pillars: restaurant experience; product excellence; and brand communications. Then, on March 20, 2019, Restaurant Brands announced “Tims Rewards” – a new loyalty program for Tim Hortons customers in Canada. Under the Tims Rewards program, customers would be eligible for a free hot brewed coffee, hot tea, or baked good after every seventh paid visit to a participating Tim Hortons restaurant. On April 10, 2019, Restaurant Brands announced that it was expanding the Tims Rewards program to include customers in the United States. The Class Period commences on April 29, 2019, when Restaurant Brands filed its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2019 with the SEC. Among other things, Restaurant Brands reported 0.5% system-wide year-over-year sales growth for Tim Hortons on system-wide sales of $1.547 billion. The complaint alleges that, throughout the Class Period, the defendants repeatedly touted the implementation and execution of Restaurant Brands’ Winning Together Plan and Tims Rewards loyalty program. On the heels of Restaurant Brands touting the benefits of these initiatives, the company completed two stock offerings on or about August 12, 2019, and September 5, 2019, collectively resulting in proceeds of approximately $3 billion to insiders. However, on October 29, 2019, the truth about Restaurant Brands’ execution of its Winning Together Plan and Tims Rewards loyalty program was revealed when the company announced disappointing financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2019. Among other things, Restaurant Brands reported a 0.1% system-wide year-over-year sales decline for Tim Hortons—representing a 1.4% same-store sales decline—on system-wide sales of $1.774 billion. Following this news, the price of Restaurant Brands common stock declined $2.59 per share, or approximately 4%, from a close of $68.45 per share on October 25, 2019, to close at $64.86 per share on October 28, 2019. The complaint alleges that, throughout the Class Period, the defendants misrepresented and/or failed to disclose that: (1) Restaurant Brands’ Winning Together Plan was failing to generate substantial, sustainable improvement within the Tim Hortons brand; (2) the Tims Rewards loyalty program was not generating sustainable revenue growth as increased customer traffic was not offsetting promotional discounting; and (3) as a result, the defendants’ statements about Restaurant Brands’ business, operations, and prospects lacked a reasonable basis. If you wish to discuss this securities fraud class action lawsuit or have any questions concerning this notice or your rights or interests with respect to this litigation, please contact Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP (James Maro, Jr., Esq. or Adrienne Bell, Esq.) at (844) 887-9500 (toll free) or (610) 667–7706, or via e-mail at email@example.com. Restaurant Brands investors may, no later than February 19, 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). 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)(610) firstname.lastname@example.org
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REGINA — The Saskatchewan government is giving $4 million to help junior hockey leagues and teams that have had their play interrupted by provincial health restrictions. It says it will send $1 million to support the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League and $600,000 will go to each of the province's five Western Hockey League teams. Trade and Export Development Minister Jeremy Harrison says the existing support programs put in place for small businesses and the tourism sector wouldn't have provided enough dollars for these leagues, which depend on gate admissions for revenue. He said officials have been talking to the leagues for more than two months and had hoped they would be able to return to play, which has been ruled out for the "immediate future." "People, I think, have a high degree of understanding as to the reason why there is not the ability to have sports right now," Harrsion said Friday. "Nobody likes it. It's not ideal." Another 382 new infections were reported in Saskatchewan Friday. Health officials said four residents who were 60 or older also died, while 210 people remain in hospital. Of those, 35 people were in intensive care. Under the province's public health order, athletes who are 18 and younger can practise or train in small groups, but team sports are banned. The SJHL suspended its season in late November after the ban was announced. On Friday, the Junior A league issued a statement saying officials tasked with helping businesses respond to the pandemic announced the government wouldn't consider allowing games to proceed for at least four weeks. "We are grateful that our season has not been shut down completely," said the league. The WHL has said it is committed to playing a 2020-21 season, but potential start dates were undecided. Harrsion said the government wants to ensure junior hockey in the province survives the pandemic because of how important teams are to communities. "Think of the Humboldt Broncos," said Harrison, referring to the SJHL team that was in a devastating bus crash in 2018. The Saskatchewan Party government said it's working with both leagues on options for a safe return to play. The public-health restrictions are to expire Jan. 29. Earlier this week, Saskatchewan's chief medical health officer raised the possibility that harsher restrictions could be on the way if the province doesn't lower its daily COVID-19 case count. Dr. Saqib Shahab said the current average of more than 300 new daily infections is too high, and top Saskatchewan Health Authority officials also warned that the health system is at its most fragile yet in the pandemic. This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 15, 2021. Stephanie Taylor, The Canadian Press
Leverages database of 50,000 specialists to reduce wait times for specialist appointments and medical procedures resulting in better access to care and return to work outcomes.Proven results include: 20% reduction in benefit and disability costs, 6-month reduction in disability duration (on average), access to treatment 220 days sooner (on average) and improved employee satisfaction (reported by 75% of clients). Long standing contracts with Canada’s largest group benefit and disability insurers.Integrated with CloudMD, the combined suite of Enterprise Solutions including iMD Health, HumanaCare and SnapClarity will provide one, multi-functional platform which addresses total health (mental and physical care) and provides a direct and existing pathway into corporations and insurers. Immediately accretive with high margin revenues of approximately $2 million with earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) margins exceeding 26%. VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CloudMD Software & Services Inc. (TSXV: DOC, OTCQB: DOCRF, Frankfurt: 6PH) (the “Company” or “CloudMD”), a telehealth company seeking to revolutionize the delivery of healthcare to patients, is pleased to announce that it has closed the previously announced acquisition of Medical Confidence Inc. (“Medical Confidence”), a revolutionary healthcare navigation platform with proven results in wait time reduction and patient satisfaction. Medical Confidence provides access to a proprietary, real time digital database of publicly available specialists and their wait times, allowing patient referrals to the right specialist in the shortest available time. The platform provides medical consultations, wellness plans and referrals to Canadian healthcare providers in support of patients’ mental and physical health issues. The company’s clinical healthcare navigators use a collaborative, team-based, approach that leaves individuals motivated and supported throughout their care journey, as well as eliminates frustrations and mental health issues surrounding lack of access to care and long wait times to see appropriate care. Medical Confidence’s solutions are utilized by a wide range of customers including employers, individuals, disability case managers, life and health insurers and property and casualty insurers. Proven results include a 20% reduction in benefit and disability costs, 6-month reduction in disability duration (on average), access to treatment 220 days sooner (on average), and improved employee satisfaction (reported by 75% of clients). Currently, Medical Confidence has long standing contracts with Canada’s largest group benefit and disability insurers. The integration of Medical Confidence into CloudMD’s platform of Enterprise Solutions will enable employers and insurers to realize lower absenteeism and improved return to work outcomes with personalized health and wellness care plans and improved access to healthcare resources. The combined forces of CloudMD, Snapclarity, HumanaCare, iMD and Medical Confidence changes the landscape where employers can offer one solution that addresses the health needs of their workforce and eliminates the need of multiple vendors. Employers will be able to offer their employees a group benefit plan that will not only provide access to care for mental and physical health issues but improve the financial costs associated with the current $7.5 billion dollars spent on long term disability. The acquisition is immediately accretive to CloudMD as Medical Confidence generated approximately $2 million in revenues with earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) margins exceeding 26% over the last fiscal year ending March 2020. Medical Confidence drives revenue through retainer-based, multi-year contracts with enterprise clients, and has experienced year over year revenue growth exceeding 35% in last fiscal year. CloudMD intends to integrate Medical Confidence into its suite of products to realize and optimize revenue synergies and cross selling opportunities. Terms of Acquisition In consideration for the purchase of 100% of the outstanding securities of Medical Confidence, CloudMD has agreed to pay shareholders aggregate consideration of $6 million payable as follows: (i) $2.25 million in cash, subject to a working capital adjustment; (ii) $2.25 million in shares of the company; and (iii) a performance-based earnout of $1.5 million, which is payable 50% in shares of the company and 50% in cash in equal annual issuances over a period of two years. All shares issued pursuant to the acquisition are issued at a deemed price of $2.625 per share by calculating the 10-day volume-weighted average trading price of the company's shares for the 10 trading days prior to the execution of the binding term sheet (press release dated Oct 22, 2020). The shares will be subject to certain contractual restrictions on trading for a period of 20 months from the date of issuance. About CloudMD Software & Services CloudMD is digitizing the delivery of healthcare by providing a patient centric approach, with an emphasis on continuity of care. The Company offers SAAS based health technology solutions to healthcare providers across North America and has developed proprietary technology that delivers quality healthcare through a holistic offering including hybrid primary care clinics, specialist care, telemedicine, mental health support, educational resources and artificial intelligence (AI). CloudMD currently services a combined ecosystem of over 500 clinics, almost 4000 licensed practitioners and 8 million patient charts across North America. About Medical Confidence Medical Confidence is a pioneer healthcare navigation platform that reduces healthcare costs through achieving better health outcomes. Its health outcomes are measurable and demonstrate reductions in costs associated with absenteeism and presenteeism. Medical Confidence clients report that its services have reduced their absence costs by 20%. Leveraging its innovative use of technology and unmatched national network of over 50,000 physician specialists. The healthcare consumer (employee) has efficient and faster access to the ideal healthcare providers for their medical condition. For more information on Medical Confidence, visit www.medicalconfidence.com. ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS “Dr. Essam Hamza, MD"Chief Executive Officer FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT: Julia Becker VP, Investor Relationsjulia@cloudmd.ca Forward Looking Statements This news release contains forward-looking statements that are based on CloudMD’s expectations, estimates and projections regarding its business and the economic environment in which it operates, including with respect to its business plans and its intended use of the proceeds of the Offering. Although CloudMD believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties that are difficult to control or predict. Therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from those expressed in these forward-looking statements and readers should not place undue reliance on such statements. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made, and CloudMD undertakes no obligation to update them publicly to reflect new information or the occurrence of future events or circumstances, unless otherwise required to do so by law. Non-GAAP and Non-IFRS Measures This press release refers to “EBITDA” and “EBITDA margins” which are non-GAAP and non-IFRS financial measures that do not have a standardized meaning prescribed by GAAP or IFRS. The Company’s presentation of these financial measures may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies. These financial measures are intended to provide additional information to investors concerning the Company’s and Medical Confidence’s performance. EBITDA is defined as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization and EBITDA margins is defined as EBITDA as a percent of total revenue. EBITDA and EBITDA margins are Non-IFRS measures the Company uses as an indicator of financial health and excludes several items which may be useful in the consideration of the financial condition of the Company and Medical Confidence, as applicable, including interest expense, income taxes, depreciation, and amortization. The TSX Venture Exchange does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
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Britain's Prince Harry is heartbroken over his split with the royal family but he and his wife Meghan are happy in their new lives in the United States, broadcaster and confidant to the couple Tom Bradby said in an interview to be aired on Saturday. Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, moved to Los Angeles with baby son Archie last year after they gave up their official royal roles following disagreements with other family members and in the face of huge media attention. "I think he is heartbroken by the situation with his family," Bradby said in an interview for ITV's "Love Your Weekend with Alan Titchmarsh" show.
PARIS — Forward Kevin Volland scored for the fifth straight game as resurgent Monaco won at Montpellier 3-2 in the French league on Friday. Fourth-placed Monaco was only three points behind third-placed Lille and second-placed Paris Saint-Germain going into the weekend. Volland opened the scoring midway through the first half at Stade de la Mosson when he volleyed in after strike partner Wissam Ben Yedder's shot struck the crossbar. Ben Yedder doubled Monaco's lead in the 35th minute when he headed in Brazilian Caio Henrique's cross, and then made it 3-0 from the penalty spot in the 60th after the lively Volland was fouled. Coach Niko Kovac's Monaco is unbeaten in five games and clicking in attack with 13 goals during that run, but defending is still a serious concern. Montpellier ensured a nervy finish with goals from 18-year-old forward Elye Wahi in the 63rd and top scorer Andy Delort five minutes later. Defending champion PSG will be without coach Mauricio Pochettino for Saturday's trip to Angers. He has tested positive for the coronavirus and must self-isolate. Marseille hosts rock-bottom Nimes in the day's other game. ___ More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/Soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The Associated Press
DENVER — Broncos linebacker Von Miller is under investigation by police in a Denver suburb. Parker Police Department spokesman Josh Hans confirmed the investigation Friday, but couldn’t provide additional details. Hans wrote in an email that, “if the investigation determines a crime has occurred, charges will be submitted to the DA’s Office for their review.” The Broncos released a statement saying they were "aware of an investigation involving Von Miller and are in the process of gathering more information.” Miller missed the 2020 season with an ankle injury he suffered just before the opener. The Broncos have a decision to make on Miller for next season. They hold a club option that must be exercised by the first day of the new league year in March that would guarantee him $7 million. The 31-year-old Miller is due $17.5 million in salary in 2021, the final year of the seven-year, $114 million contract he signed months after his Super Bowl 50 MVP performance. Miller has 106 career sacks in 135 games since being taken second overall by Denver in the 2011 draft. He's been selected to the first-team All-Pro squad three times. ___ More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/hub/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL The Associated Press