Mathura (UP), Feb 24 (ANI): At least seven people were killed including two women after an oil tanker collided with the car they were travelling in, on Yamuna Expressway. Bodies have been recovered and sent for post-mortem.
Mathura (UP), Feb 24 (ANI): At least seven people were killed including two women after an oil tanker collided with the car they were travelling in, on Yamuna Expressway. Bodies have been recovered and sent for post-mortem.
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.
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
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.
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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.
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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.”
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.
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Pegasus Pod Virgin Hyperloop’s XP-2 vehicle that made history in November 2020 carrying the world’s first hyperloop passengers. Vehicle made history in November 2020 carrying the world’s first hyperloop passengersVirgin Hyperloop joins the ranks of cutting-edge innovations debuted at Smithsonian WASHINGTON, March 01, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Just months after the world’s first hyperloop passenger testing, Virgin Hyperloop today announced that the passenger-carrying vehicle, dubbed “Pegasus,” will be making its public debut at the Smithsonian Arts + Industries Building in November 2021. Previously, the Building has showcased world-changing inventions like Edison’s lightbulb, the first telephones, and Apollo rockets. “Growing up, I spent family vacations at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, seeing first-hand how engineers could change the world,” said Josh Giegel, CEO and Co-Founder of Virgin Hyperloop. “Having the vehicle the Virgin Hyperloop team created on display at the Smithsonian, inspiring the next generation of engineers to think big, is truly a dream come true.” The historic Arts + Industries Building will temporarily reopen this autumn for the first time in nearly two decades with the debut exhibition FUTURES, the Smithsonian’s first major building-wide exploration of the future. As part of the FUTURES exhibit, Virgin Hyperloop invites visitors to imagine an optimistic view of the future in transportation: a greener, smoother, safer, and more pleasant mass transit experience, for all. “Since opening in 1881, the Arts + Industries Building has been an incubator of ideas that, while at the time may have felt unimaginable, have gone on to profoundly impact the ways in which we experience the world around us,” said Rachel Goslins, director of the Arts + Industries Building. “Hyperloop is one of these leaps that signal a transformative shift in how we could live and travel. We invite visitors to discover the Pegasus pod in the very building where Americans first encountered famous steam engines, the Apollo 11 lunar capsule and the Spirit of St. Louis.” By combining an ultra-efficient electric motor, magnetic levitation, and a low-drag environment, hyperloop systems can carry more people than a subway, at airline speeds, and with zero direct emissions – completely transforming the way we live, work, and play. The world’s first passenger testing aboard the Pegasus vehicle brought this vision one step closer to reality, ushering in a new era of sustainable mobility. Visitors will be able to see the Pegasus vehicle in the FUTURES exhibition between November 2021 and July 2022. It is free and open to the public. Media AssetsMedia assets can be found here. Please credit Virgin Hyperloop. About Virgin HyperloopVirgin Hyperloop is the only company in the world that has successfully tested hyperloop technology with passengers, launching the first new mode of mass transportation in over 100 years. The company successfully operated an occupied hyperloop vehicle using electric propulsion and electromagnetic levitation under near-vacuum conditions, realizing a fundamentally new form of transportation that is faster, safer, cheaper, and more sustainable than existing modes. The company is now working with governments, partners, and investors around the world to make hyperloop a reality in years, not decades. Learn more about Virgin Hyperloop's technology, vision, and ongoing projects here. About the Smithsonian Arts + Industries BuildingThe Smithsonian is the world’s largest museum, education and research complex, based in the U.S. capitol of Washington, D.C. The Arts + Industries Building (AIB) opened in 1881 as the first United States National Museum and is the Smithsonian’s second oldest building, an architectural icon in the heart of the National Mall. Its soaring halls introduced millions of Americans to wonders about to change the world – Edison’s lightbulb, the first telephone, Apollo rockets. Dubbed the “Palace of Wonders” and “Mother of Museums,” AIB incubated new Smithsonian museums for over 120 years before finally closing to the public in 2004. FUTURES is a milestone first step in the long-term plan to renovate and permanently reopen this landmark space. For more information, the public can visit www.aib.si.edu. A photo accompanying this announcement is available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/62691528-213a-4d63-9c66-37650da97aed CONTACT: Media Contacts Virgin Hyperloop Ryan Kelly Vice President of Marketing and Communications email@example.com +1 (610) 442-1896 Arts + Industries Allison Peck Director of External Affairs and Partnerships firstname.lastname@example.org +1 (202) 633-5198
Kolkata (West Bengal), Mar 02 (ANI): While speaking to ANI in Kolkata on March 01, the leader of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) Tejashwi Yadav spoke on upcoming West Bengal Assembly polls. Tejashwi said, “Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is quite a big party and they have come here in West Bengal with full ‘baraat’. There are several cabinet ministers in their ‘baraat’ procession. But who is their ‘dulha’ (groom)?.” “Tell me even one name of a BJP leader who is much more experienced than West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in running the government. Someone who does not have any experience in the Assembly or Parliament how can they (BJP) the government to such a strange and unknown person,” he added.
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. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday that it likely will take several months to further consult with Native American tribes and others about their concerns over Oak Flat and determine whether the environmental review fully complies with the law. The agency cited President Joe Biden's recent memo on strengthening relationships with tribal nations, and regularly consulting with them in a meaningful way.
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KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 01, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- With a perfect 100% score on the Human Rights Campaign’s 2021 Corporate Equality Index, H&R Block (NYSE: HRB) was recognized as one of HRC’s “Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality.” H&R Block is one of just eight companies in Kansas City, and 21 in Missouri to receive a 100% score on the Corporate Equality Index, the leading benchmarking survey and report that measures how 1,142 U.S.-based companies are promoting corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality. “At Block, we want to go beyond inclusivity and foster a culture of belonging where associates can bring their whole, authentic selves to work, and where they feel included, inspired, and supported,” said Jeff Jones, president and CEO of H&R Block. “I’m proud of our efforts toward diversity, inclusion, and belonging that have allowed us to be recognized as one of the best places to work for LGBTQ equality.” The 2021 CEI rates companies on detailed criteria falling under four central pillars:● Non-discrimination policies across business entities; ● Equitable benefits for LGBTQ workers and their families; ● Supporting an inclusive culture; and,● Corporate social responsibility. “From the previously unimaginable impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, to a long overdue reckoning with racial injustice, 2020 was an unprecedented year. Yet, many businesses across the nation stepped up and continued to prioritize and champion LGBTQ equality,” said Alphonso David, Human Rights Campaign president. “This year has shown us that tools like the CEI are crucial in the work to increase equity and inclusion in the workplace, but also that companies must breathe life into these policies and practices in real and tangible ways. Thank you to the companies that understand protecting their LGBTQ employees and consumers from discrimination is not just the right thing to do—but the best business decision.” Learn more about the 2021 Corporate Equality Index. About H&R Block H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE: HRB) provides help and inspires confidence in its clients and communities everywhere through global tax preparation, financial products, and small business solutions. The company blends digital innovation with the human expertise and care of its associates and franchisees as it helps people get the best outcome at tax time, and better manage and access their money year-round. Through Block Advisors and Wave, the company helps small business owners thrive with disruptive products like Wave Money, a small business banking and bookkeeping solution, and the only business bank account to manage bookkeeping automatically. For more information, visit H&R Block News or follow @HRBlockNews on Twitter. For further informationInvestor Relations: Colby Brown | 816-854-4559 | email@example.comMedia Relations: Angela Davied | 816-854-5798 | firstname.lastname@example.org