Starting in March, the HGreg Group’s 30 North American stores in Canada and the United States, will accept cryptocurrency payments for the purchase of new and pre-owned vehicles.
Hundreds gathered outside the court where 47 pro-democracy figures faced charges of "subversion".
Police in eastern Oklahoma shot and killed a 17yearold girl, and a 17yearold boy died of a selfinflicted gunshot following a short chase, police said Monday.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is be investigated by the state’s attorney general for alleged sexual harassment. The investigation was announced by Letitia James who said that she will make public a report into her findings when the probe is complete. The Democratic governor is facing allegations of sexual harassment from two former female aides in his office, which he says he thought was “playful” banter.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 01, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vor Biopharma (Nasdaq: VOR), a cell therapy company pioneering engineered hematopoietic stem cell (eHSC) therapies combined with targeted therapies for the treatment of cancer, today announced that the Company will be participating in the Cowen 41st Annual Health Care Conference, which will take place virtually on March 1-4, 2021. Robert Ang, MBBS, MBA, Vor’s President and Chief Executive Officer, and Nathan Jorgensen, PhD, Chief Financial Officer, are scheduled to present on Thursday, March 4, 2021, at 1:30 p.m. E.T. About Vor Biopharma Vor Biopharma is a cell therapy company that aims to transform the lives of cancer patients by pioneering engineered hematopoietic stem cell (eHSC) therapies to create next-generation, treatment-resistant transplants that unlock the potential of targeted therapies. By removing biologically redundant proteins from eHSCs, we design these cells and their progeny to be treatment-resistant to complementary targeted therapies, thereby enabling these therapies to selectively destroy cancerous cells while sparing healthy cells. Contacts: Investor: Constantine Davides, CFAWestwicke +1 339-970-2846 firstname.lastname@example.org Media: Mary Carmichael Ten Bridge Communications +1 617-413-3543 email@example.com
Chelsea will be looking to continue their unbeaten start to life under Thomas Tuchel as they travel to Anfield to face Liverpool on Thursday. Tuchel has enjoyed an excellent start but is now in the midst of a much tougher run of fixtures and will no doubt be hoping for better than Sunday’s dour 0-0 draw with Manchester United in what is a crucial fixture in the race for Champions League qualification. The Reds returned to winning ways following the disappointment of a first Merseyside derby defeat at Anfield in a generation by beating Sheffield United 2-0 on Sunday evening.
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Jakarta [Philippines], March 2 (ANI): Amid public resistance against the Chinese developed COVID-19 vaccine, the Philippines began its vaccination drive against coronavirus on Monday.
At the plate, Charlie Blackmon is confident he can solve just about anyone he faces.
Colombia on Monday became the first country in the Americas to receive a shipment of coronavirus vaccines from the United Nationsbacked COVAX initiative, a program meant to ensure that the worlds most vulnerable people are inoculated but that has so far struggled to assist nations around the globe.
Canada's top newspaper group gambles on casino app to help fund journalism. Torstar, which owns more than 70 papers, to launch gaming app to ‘support the growth and expansion of quality journalism’
Genesis Energy, L.P. (NYSE: GEL) today announced that the 2020 tax packages, including Schedule K-1s, are now available online. They may be accessed through the K-1 Partner Relations support website www.PartnerDataLink.com/Genesis or through the Quick Link on the Home page at www.genesisenergy.com. The partnership expects to complete mailing of the 2020 Genesis Energy, L.P. tax packages by Friday, March 5, 2021. For additional information, unitholders may call K-1 Partner DataLink toll free at 855-502-0936.
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BOSTON, March 01, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Block & Leviton LLP (www.blockleviton.com), a national securities litigation firm, reminds investors that it has filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of shareholders against iRhythm Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: IRTC) and one of its former executives for securities fraud. Investors who purchased IRTC shares between August 4, 2020 and January 28, 2021 and who lost money are strongly encouraged to contact Block & Leviton attorneys at (617) 398-5600, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our website for information on the case. The deadline to move the Court for appointment as lead plaintiff is April 2, 2021. iRhythm Technologies provides wearable biosensor devices to detect and monitor heart arrythmias. On December 2, 2020, iRhythm issued a press release stating that new Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) physician fee guidelines would change how payments for its Zio XT remote cardiac monitoring services would be calculated. On this news, IRTC shares dropped approximately 20%. Then on January 29, 2021, a Baird research analyst noted that Medicare Administrative Contractor rates affecting heart monitors are “way lower” than those published in the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. On this news, IRTC shares closed down approximately 33%, wiping out billions of dollars in market capitalization. The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, and has been assigned to Judge Edward M. Chen, located in Courtroom 5 on the 17th Floor of the San Francisco Courthouse, 450 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102. The case is captioned Habelt v. iRhythm Technologies, Inc., et al., No. 3:21-cv-00776-EMC (N.D. Cal.). The class period is August 4, 2020 to January 28, 2021. If you purchased or acquired IRTC shares between August 4, 2020 and January 28, 2021 and have questions about your legal rights or possess information relevant to this matter, please contact Block & Leviton attorneys at (617) 398-5600, via email at email@example.com, or visit our website. The deadline to seek appointment as lead plaintiff in the matter is April 2, 2021. Block & Leviton LLP is a firm dedicated to representing investors and maintaining the integrity of the country’s financial markets. The firm represents many of the nation’s largest institutional investors as well as individual investors in securities litigation throughout the United States. The firm’s lawyers have recovered billions of dollars for its clients. This notice may constitute attorney advertising. CONTACT:BLOCK & LEVITON LLP260 Franklin St., Suite 1860Boston, MA 02110Phone: (617) 398-5600Email: firstname.lastname@example.org SOURCE: Block & Leviton LLPwww.blockleviton.com
Press Release – Paris, March 1st, 2021 Danone's Board of Directors confirms unanimous support for Emmanuel Faber, who proposes the separation of Chairman and CEO roles Following a meeting on March 1st, Danone's Board of Directors reviewed the company’s corporate governance and decided, on a proposal from Emmanuel Faber, to separate the functions of Chairman and CEO in the near future. The separation will be effective upon the appointment of a new CEO. The process to recruit a new CEO has been launched and once complete, Emmanuel Faber will focus on his role as non-executive Chairman. In the meantime, Emmanuel Faber will continue as Chairman and CEO, with the full confidence and unanimous support of the Board to exercise full operational responsibility for the company, and to lead the implementation of the adaptation plan Local First (1). In the context of this plan and upon reflecting on the governance best suited to this new milestone for the company, Danone's management and Board of Directors have conducted an open dialogue in recent months with shareholders, social partners as well as many other internal and external stakeholders. At the same time, and in addition to the announcement of December 14th, the Board of Directors has made other changes to continue strengthening Danone’s governance. It has decided to appoint Gilles Schnepp as Vice-Chairman, together with Cécile Cabanis, and to entrust with immediate effect the responsibilities of Lead Independent Director and Chairman of the Governance Committee to Jean-Michel Severino. Commenting on the appointment, Jean-Michel Severino, said: “It is an honour to become the next Lead Independent Director of Danone. I have served the company and its mission as Board director for the last ten years as member of the CSR Committee and then Chair of the Audit Committee. I thank the Board for entrusting me with this role, which will be of critical importance in the transition phase we are entering. I also look forward to being in charge of continuing a fruitful dialogue with our shareholders.” Commenting on the annoucement, Emmanuel Faber, said: “I am pleased we took the governance arrangements that will allow us to anticipate the next phase of development of the truly unique company Danone is, as we open, with our Local First plan, a new step towards the company’s reinvention. I want to thank all our shareholders, my colleagues of the Board, our employees and social partners who contributed to making these decisions emerge. I am convinced they will make the execution of our plan and our mission much stronger.” In the coming weeks, the Board of Directors and its Chairman will continue to engage constructively with shareholders. They believe in the relevance of Danone's strategy, corporate vision and unique model of a purpose-driven company, as well as the strength of its brands and the reliability of its teams. They are fully committed to ensuring the success of this new phase. o o O o o (1) The "Local First" adaptation plan, announced last November by Danone, aims in particular to unify the management entities in each country, to empower them with greater autonomy, to simplify the decision-making process, to generate substantial savings and to invest to deliver profitable growth. In order to ensure close monitoring, the Danone Board decided in December 2020 to strengthen the company's governance to accompany this transformation phase and the strategic review of the portfolio. About Danone (www.danone.com) Danone is a leading multi-local food and beverage company building on health-focused and fast-growing categories in 3 businesses: Essential Dairy & Plant-Based products, Waters and Specialized Nutrition. With its ‘One Planet. One Health’ frame of action, which considers the health of people and the planet as intimately interconnected, Danone aims to inspire healthier and more sustainable eating and drinking practices. To accelerate this food revolution and create superior, sustainable, profitable value for all its stakeholders, Danone has defined nine 2030 Goals, and paved the way as the first listed company to adopt the “Entreprise à Mission” status in France. With a purpose to bring health through food to as many people as possible, and corresponding social, societal and environmental objectives set out in its articles of association, Danone commits to operating in an efficient, responsible and inclusive manner, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations. By 2025, Danone aims to become one of the first multinational companies to obtain B Corp™ certification. With more than 100,000 employees, and products sold in over 120 markets, Danone generated €23.6 billion in sales in 2020. Danone’s portfolio includes leading international brands (Actimel, Activia, Alpro, Aptamil, Danette, Danio, Danonino, evian, Nutricia, Nutrilon, Volvic, among others) as well as strong local and regional brands (including AQUA, Blédina, Bonafont, Cow & Gate, Horizon Organic, Mizone, Oikos, Prostokvashino, Silk, Vega). Listed on Euronext Paris and present on the OTCQX market via an ADR (American Depositary Receipt) program, Danone is a component stock of leading sustainability indexes including the ones managed by Vigeo Eiris and Sustainalytics, as well as the Ethibel Sustainability Index, the MSCI ESG Indexes, the FTSE4Good Index Series, Bloomberg Gender Equality Index, and the Access to Nutrition Index. Attachment PR_Danone_030121
Young writers are self-censoring their work because they fear being ‘cancelled’ by an online lynch mob, Sir Kazuo Ishiguro has said. The Nobel Prize-winning author said a “climate of fear” was preventing some novelists from writing the books they wanted to write. “I think I’m in a privileged and relatively protected position because I’m a very established author and I’m the age I am. I have a reputation. Perhaps it’s an illusion but I think I’m protected,” Sir Kazuo said. “I very much fear for the younger generation of writers and what I’m concerned about is that there [is] self-censorship going on and that they would not produce the works that they really want to produce, or that they would have produced and that we would really value, because there is a fear that they’re going to get trolled or they’re going to get cancelled or there’s going to be some sort of anonymous lynch mob that will turn up online and make their lives a misery,” he told the BBC. The author won the Booker Prize in 1989 with The Remains of the Day and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2017. His comments about ‘cancel culture’ were made in response to a question about freedom of speech disputes and publishers dropping authors. JK Rowling has been at the centre of controversy over her views on trans rights, with calls for her books to be blacklisted and fellow authors quitting her literary agency. Julie Burchill’s forthcoming book was dropped by her publisher after she made comments on Twitter about Islam that “crossed a line with regard to race and religion”. Sir Kazuo also weighed in on the subject of whether or not male writers could write from a female viewpoint. “Novelists should feel free to write from whichever viewpoint they wish, or represent all kinds of views,” he said. “Right from an early age I’ve written from the point of view of people very different from myself. My first novel [A Pale View of Hills] was written from the point of view of a woman.” But he added: “I think there are very valid parts of this argument about appropriation of voice, we do have the obligation to teach ourselves and to do research and to treat people with respect if we’re going to have them feature in our work.”
The Biden administration is pulling back an environmental review that cleared the way for a parcel of federal land that Apaches consider sacred to be turned over for a massive copper mining operation in eastern Arizona.
Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) is pleased to announce the assignment of preliminary ratings to 18 classes of Benchmark 2021-B24, a $1.2 billion CMBS conduit transaction collateralized by 40 commercial mortgage loans secured by 71 properties.
Chamoli (Uttarakhand), Mar 02 (ANI): People pelted stones after police tried to stop the protesters at a barrier in Diwali Khal area of Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district on March 01. They were going to hold protest demonstration demanding the expansion of 19-km road from Ghat to Nandprayag, near Garsain. While speaking to media, Chamoli SP Yashwant Singh Chauhan said, “When we tried to stop the protesters in Diwali Khal area, they tried to break barriers. When we dispersed them, they pelted stones at us in which many of our personnel were injured.” As per Uttarakhand Chief Minister’s Office, CM Trivendra Singh Rawat has taken cognizance of the incident in Chamoli’s Diwali Khal area and directed magisterial inquiry into the matter.
Ryan Fischer is expected to make a full recovery after a dognapper shot him in the chest.