Inauguration Day 2021 began like no other. A ring of steel and tens of thousands of National Guard troops surround Washington DC for the swearing-in of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, following the insurrection at the US Capitol earlier this month by a pro-Trump mob.
The outgoing president broke with 150 years of tradition and refused to welcome his successor and be present for the peaceful transfer of power at noon. Instead, Mr Trump jetted off on Air Force One for his new life in Florida early Wednesday. Here, The Independent follows the day as it unfolds.
NEW YORK, March 03, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- WHY: Rosen Law Firm, a global investor rights law firm, reminds purchasers of the securities of AstraZeneca PLC (NASDAQ: AZN) between May 21, 2020 and November 20, 2020, inclusive (the "Class Period"), of the important March 29, 2021 lead plaintiff deadline. SO WHAT: If you purchased AstraZeneca securities during the Class Period you may be entitled to compensation without payment of any out of pocket fees or costs through a contingency fee arrangement. WHAT TO DO NEXT: To join the AstraZeneca class action, go to http://www.rosenlegal.com/cases-register-2027.html or call Phillip Kim, Esq. toll-free at 866-767-3653 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for information on the class action. A class action lawsuit has already been filed. If you wish to serve as lead plaintiff, you must move the Court no later than March 29, 2021. A lead plaintiff is a representative party acting on behalf of other class members in directing the litigation. WHY ROSEN LAW: We encourage investors to select qualified counsel with a track record of success in leadership roles. Often, firms issuing notices do not have comparable experience or resources. The Rosen Law Firm represents investors throughout the globe, concentrating its practice in securities class actions and shareholder derivative litigation. Rosen Law Firm has achieved the largest ever securities class action settlement against a Chinese Company. Rosen Law Firm was Ranked No. 1 by ISS Securities Class Action Services for number of securities class action settlements in 2017. The firm has been ranked in the top 3 each year since 2013 and has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for investors. In 2019 alone the firm secured over $438 million for investors. In 2020 founding partner Laurence Rosen was named by law360 as a Titan of Plaintiffs’ Bar. 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DETAILS OF THE CASE: According to the lawsuit, defendants throughout the Class Period made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (1) initial clinical trials for AZD1222, the Company’s coronavirus vaccine hopeful, had suffered from a critical manufacturing error, resulting in a substantial number of trial participants receiving half the designed dosage; (2) clinical trials for AZD1222 consisted of a patchwork of disparate patient subgroups, each with subtly different treatments, undermining the validity and import of the conclusions that could be drawn from the clinical data across these disparate patient populations; (3) certain clinical trial participants for AZD1222 had not received a second dose at the designated time points, but rather received the second dose up to several weeks after the dose had been scheduled to be delivered according to the original trial design; (4) AstraZeneca had failed to include a substantial number of patients over 55 years of age in its clinical trials for AZD1222, despite this patient population being particularly vulnerable to the effects of COVID-19 and thus a high priority target market for the drug; (5) AstraZeneca’s clinical trials for AZD1222 had been hamstrung by widespread flaws in design, errors in execution, and a failure to properly coordinate and communicate with regulatory authorities and the general public; (6) as a result of the foregoing, the clinical trials for AZD1222 had not been conducted in accordance with industry best practices and acceptable standards and the data and conclusions that could be derived from the clinical trials was of limited utility; and (7) as a result of the foregoing, AZD1222 was unlikely to be approved for commercial use in the United States in the short term, one of the largest potential markets for the drug. When the true details entered the market, the lawsuit claims that investors suffered damages. To join the AstraZeneca class action, go to http://www.rosenlegal.com/cases-register-2027.html or call Phillip Kim, Esq. toll-free at 866-767-3653 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for information on the class action. No Class Has Been Certified. Until a class is certified, you are not represented by counsel unless you retain one. You may select counsel of your choice. You may also remain an absent class member and do nothing at this point. An investor’s ability to share in any potential future recovery is not dependent upon serving as lead plaintiff. Follow us for updates on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-rosen-law-firm, on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rosen_firm or on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rosenlawfirm/. Attorney Advertising. 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VICI Properties Inc. (NYSE: VICI) ("VICI Properties" or the "Company"), an experiential asset real estate investment trust, today announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering of 60,000,000 shares of its common stock at a public offering price of $29.00 per share, all of which will be offered on a forward basis through the forward purchasers or their respective affiliates in connection with the forward sale agreements described below. The underwriters were also granted a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 9,000,000 shares. The offering is expected to close on March 8, 2021, subject to customary closing conditions.
The United States on Wednesday hailed plans by NATO ally Germany to sail a warship across the contested South China Sea, calling it welcome support for a "rules-based international order" in the region, something Washington says is threatened by China. German government officials said on Tuesday a German frigate would set sail for Asia in August and, on its return journey, become the first German warship to cross the South China Sea since 2002. "The United States has a national interest in the maintenance of peace and stability, respect for international law, lawful unimpeded commerce, and freedom of navigation and other lawful uses of the sea," a spokeswoman for the U.S. State Department said.
The reflation trade that spooked currency markets and threw them into disarray will be in play for at least another month, according to a Reuters poll of strategists, who were still holding on to their outlook for dollar weakness in the long run. Benchmark U.S. Treasury yields vaulted to their highest since the pandemic began last week on improving economic expectations and inflation concerns, what has become known as the reflation trade. While recent moves have confounded analyst expectations for a weaker dollar in 2021, the March 1-3 poll of over 70 foreign exchange strategists showed the consensus for broad dollar weakness in a year was still intact.
40% of Proceeds from the Charitable Jewelry Collection to Support Empowerment and Opportunities for Black Women and Girls The Loveland Foundation, established by Rachel Cargle, has provided therapy support for Black women and girls since 2018. thelovelandfoundation.org Silpada Designs NEW Energy Collection. Each sterling silver necklace includes a stone that carries specific meaning to support healing and self care like Lapis for truth and wisdom or Agate to balance mind, body and spirit. New York, NY, March 03, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- To commemorate Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, Silpada, the online destination for artisan sterling silver jewelry created by women for women, has partnered with The Loveland Foundation to help bring opportunities and healing to Black Women and girls across the country. Silpada will donate 40% of March proceeds from a specialty curated collection to The Loveland Foundation with a goal of raising $20,000. Through this partnership, Silpada is eager to connect its own social community with women in underserved communities, helping to provide financial support and access to therapy without stigma. In celebration of female strength and spirit, the charity collection will feature a new energy-inspired line of sterling silver designs featuring colorful stones. Each stone carries a unique meaning, such as Amazonite, a symbol of healing and good fortune, or Lapis, a symbol of wisdom and truth. The stones’ properties are meant to inspire and empower female wellness, self-care, and mental health in support of The Loveland Foundation’s mission. "Silpada is honored to be partnering with The Loveland Foundation on such an important cause that affects so many women and girls around the world. At the essence of Silpada’s mission and community we believe strongly in the issues plaguing women from feeling empowered, connected, accepted, and beautiful. Mental health is a topic that needs a lot more attention, and particularly within our world’s most underserved communities. We strive every day to lift people up through fabulous jewelry and partnerships with organizations like The Loveland Foundation that are focused on richening communities and empowering women from diverse backgrounds. We’re thrilled for this partnership and can’t wait to see what kind of difference we can make together." Kayla Sirkin, VP Richline Digital About Silpada: Silpada was founded in 1997 by two friends with a mission to unite silver with sisterhood, celebrating uniqueness with artisan collaborations and jewelry finished with handmade details, built to last. In 2016, Silpada joined Richline Group, a Berkshire Hathaway Company and the largest jewelry manufacturer in the U.S., enabling the brand to bring more jewelry to more people around the world. Today, the predominantly female-driven Silpada team remains committed to building upon its founders’ original vision: remaining the destination for unique, sterling silver jewelry while leading by example as a platform for community building and female empowerment. For more information, visit silpada.com. About The Loveland Foundation: The Loveland Foundation was established in 2018 by Rachel Cagle in response to her widely successful birthday wish fundraiser, Therapy for Black Women and Girls. Her enthusiastic social media community raised over $250,000, which made it possible for Black women and girls nationally to receive therapy support. Black women and girls deserve access to healing, and that healing will impact generations. The Loveland Foundation is the official continuation of this effort to bring opportunity and healing to communities of color, and especially to Black women and girls. Through fellowships, residency programs, listening tours and more, ultimately, we hope to contribute to both the empowerment and the liberation of the communities we serve. For information, visit thelovelandfoundation.org. Attachments 2022-02-26_WK08_BLOG_WomensMonth_CharityPartnership_Body_A-1_pr 2022-02-26_WK08_BLOG_WomensMonth_CharityPartnership_Body_C-1_pr CONTACT: Caitlin Broscius Silpada firstname.lastname@example.org
Cities along the Mississippi River will take part in a global system to determine where plastic pollution comes from and how it ends up in waterways as a first step toward solving the problem, officials said Wednesday.
U.S. states across the nation from Michigan, Louisiana, Texas, Massachusetts and Mississippi are all loosening or lifting COVID-19 restrictions as reported infections are on the decline, but health officials are strongly warning against it. GOV. GRETCHEN WHITMER: “Today, we are announcing that restaurants and bars can operate at 50 percent capacity. That's up from 25 percent.”On Tuesday Michigan and Louisiana eased limits on capacity for indoor dining and other businesses with Michigan’s Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer saying venues like movie theaters, bowling alleys and banquet halls will be able to have up to 300 patrons inside or 1,000 outside, with the revised order taking effect on Friday and lasting through mid-April . GOV. GRETCHEN WHITMER: “Michigan is number nine nationwide for total vaccines administered and our case count and positivity rates remain among the lowest in the nation… The increased capacity limits outlined in this order will still give us the ability to protect public health as we carefully track variants and continue leading with science and data.” Arkansas and Massachusetts this week ordered that restaurants no longer have capacity limits, and in Texas...GOV. GREG ABBOTT: “It is now time to open Texas 100 percent”The governor went even further – lifting its mask mandate entirely. GOV. GREG ABBOTT: “Removing statewide mandates does not end personal responsibility. It's just that now state mandates are no longer needed.” There were mixed reactions from residents near Houston.RESIDENT LINDEE RAMBEAU: "Wahoo! I'm about done with masks."RESIDENT DONNIE DEVAULT: "I know everybody is anxious. I'm anxious, but I think a few more weeks, a month, shouldn't hurt anybody."Mississippi also ending its mask mandate effective on Wednesday with the Republican Governor Tate Reeves tweeting “it is time!” ROCHELLE WALENSKY: “Now is not the time to release all restrictions.” But on Wednesday, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky cautioned against relaxing restrictions and urged Americans to continue public health precautions despite what their states permit.ROCHELLE WALENSKY: “The next month or two is really pivotal in terms of how this pandemic goes, as we scale up vaccination. Every individual is empowered to do the right thing here. Regardless of what the states decide. For personal health for public health. For the health of their loved ones and communities...” And President Biden on Wednesday echoed that sentiment.PRESIDENT BIDEN: “Texas I think is a big mistake… the last thing we need is neanderthal thinking that in the meantime everything is fine take off your mask, forget it. It still matters.” The number of new coronavirus cases in the United States dropped sharply for six weeks before plateauing last week, according to a Reuters analysis, and remains well below levels hit in January.
Amazon.com Inc will open its first-ever physical store outside the United States on Thursday. The world's largest online retailer said the cashierless store, dubbed "Amazon Fresh," is located in Britain, in the London Borough of Ealing. It will carry a private UK food brand it's calling "by Amazon" and will let consumers skip the checkout line when they shop.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Pfizer Inc.’s (NYSE: PFE) supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for LORBRENA® (lorlatinib), expanding the indication to include first-line treatment of people with anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-positive non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). LORBRENA is now indicated for adults with metastatic NSCLC whose tumors are ALK-positive as detected by an FDA-approved test. The FDA action also converts the 2018 accelerated approval to full approval. The application was approved under the FDA’s Real-Time Oncology Review (RTOR) pilot program.