Central California's first confirmed case of COVID-19 was reported exactly one year ago in Madera County. Since then, Valley health officials have faced loss, climbing case rates, and staffing shortages.
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Former Attorney General of Louisiana Charles C. Foti, Jr., Esq. and the law firm of Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC ("KSF") are investigating the proposed sale of Knoll Inc. (NYSE: KNL) to Herman Miller, Inc. (NasdaqGS: MLHR). Under the terms of the proposed transaction, shareholders of Knoll will receive only $11.00 in cash and 0.32 shares of Herman Miller for each share of Knoll that they own. KSF is seeking to determine whether this consideration and the process that led to it are adequate, or whether the consideration undervalues the Company.
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Former Attorney General of Louisiana Charles C. Foti, Jr., Esq. and the law firm of Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC ("KSF") are investigating the proposed sale of Sterling Bancorp (NYSE: STL) to Webster Financial Corporation (NYSE: WBS). Under the terms of the proposed transaction, shareholders of Sterling will receive only 0.463 of a Webster share for each share of Sterling that they own. KSF is seeking to determine whether this consideration and the process that led to it are adequate, or whether the consideration undervalues the Company.
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TORONTO, April 19, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sprott Inc. (“Sprott”) (TSX:SII) announces that it has filed an updated early warning report under applicable Canadian securities laws in respect of SRHI Inc. (“SRHI”). On April 16, 2021, SRHI closed a bought deal financing (the "Offering"). In connection with the Offering, SRHI issued a total of 20,930,000 units on a bought deal basis, at an offering price of C$0.55 per unit, which included 2,730,000 units issued pursuant to the exercise of the over-allotment option, in full, for gross proceeds of approximately $11.5 million. Each unit consists of one Class A common share in the capital of SRHI and one common share purchase warrant. Each warrant entitles the holder thereof to purchase one common share at a price of $0.70 for a period of 18 months following the closing of the Offering. Immediately prior to giving effect to the Offering, Sprott, Term Oil Inc. (“Term Oil”), a corporation controlled by Arthur Richards (Rick) Rule IV, and Sprott Resource Consulting LP, Sprott Global Resource Investments Ltd. and Sprott Asset Management USA Inc., each an investment manager owned by Sprott (collectively, the “Sprott Managers”), collectively, beneficially owned or exercise direction and control over 1,857,176 common shares (the “Shares”) and 44,484,393 warrants (the “Warrants”) of SRHI (exercisable for Shares on a 20-for-1 basis), representing approximately 11.24% of the issued and outstanding Shares on a partially diluted basis assuming exercise of such Warrants. Immediately after giving effect to the Offering, Sprott, Term Oil and the Sprott Managers, collectively, beneficially own or exercise direction and control over 1,857,176 Shares and 44,484,393 Warrants (exercisable for Shares on a 20-for-1 basis), representing approximately 7.13% of the issued and outstanding Shares on a partially diluted basis assuming exercise of such Warrants. The Shares and Warrants were acquired for investment purposes. Sprott has a long-term view of the investment and may acquire additional securities of SRHI either on the open market or through private acquisitions or sell the securities either on the open market or through private dispositions in the future depending on market conditions, reformulation of plans and/or other relevant factors. SRHI’s head office is at c/o Peterson McVicar LLP, 18 King St. East, Suite 902, Toronto, Ontario M5C 1C4. A copy of Sprott’s early warning report will appear on SRHI’s profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and may also be obtained by calling Mr. Arthur Einav, General Counsel, at (416) 943-6448. About Sprott Sprott is a global asset manager and a leader in precious metal investments. With offices in Toronto, New York, and London, Sprott is dedicated to providing investors with specialized investment strategies that include Exchange Listed Products, Managed Equities, Lending, and Brokerage. Sprott’s common shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol (NYSE:SII) and on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol (TSX:SII). For more information, please visit www.sprott.com.
DYNAMIC GROWTH – NEW SALES RECORD IN FIRST QUARTER – ANNUAL TARGET RAISED Sales increase of 12.6% in local currenciesQ1 sales of CHF 1,998.6 million (+10.2% in CHF)Negative currency effect of –2.4%Acquisition of Kreps (Russia), DriTac (USA), and BR Massa (Brazil) Outlook for 2021 fiscal year Double-digit sales growth in local currencies (previously: local currency growth of 6%–8%) Over-proportional increase in EBIT, EBIT margin to reach 15% for the first time Confirmation of 2023 strategic targets for sustainable, profitable growth Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Sika has had a dynamic start to the 2021 fiscal year, continuing its growth trajectory in the first quarter with a new sales record of CHF 1,998.6 million. This equates to an increase of 12.6% in local currencies. Sales growth in Swiss francs amounted to 10.2%, which includes a negative currency effect of –2.4%. The acquisition effect was 1.5%. Organic growth in the first quarter amounted to 11.1%. Paul Schuler, Chief Executive Officer: “As the new year got underway, we were able to seamlessly build on our strong performance in the fourth quarter of last year. We made targeted use of our growth momentum and further expanded market shares in the majority of our markets. Both in the project business and the distribution business, we are benefiting from strong customer demand for our high-quality, innovative, and sustainable solutions. These not only help our customers master their projects and challenges, but also contribute to greater sustainability in the construction sector and to environmentally-friendly mobility. The COVID-19 pandemic will be with us in 2021 too. After a year’s experience of doing business in this environment, it is clear that we are on the right course with the implementation of numerous digital initiatives and are benefiting from the added value these provide, as well as from the strength of our customer relationships.” GROWTH IN ALL REGIONS – DOUBLE-DIGIT GROWTH IN EMEA AND ASIA/PACIFICThe first quarter of the 2021 fiscal year remained affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and by logistical challenges in particular. Thanks to its strong market position and the rapid, targeted implementation of growth initiatives, Sika was able to achieve record results in all regions. In the first quarter of 2021, the EMEA region recorded a sales increase in local currency of 13.2% (previous year: 13.3%). Business developed well in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland (the “DACH” area), the Nordic countries, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East. A boost in growth was witnessed in the countries of southern Europe, with Italy, France, and the UK, as well as in Africa. In the period under review, Sika acquired Kreps LLC, a leading manufacturer of mortar products in Russia, thereby further expanding both its existing product portfolio and its geographical presence in this market. The Americas region recorded growth in local currencies of 6.2% (previous year: 23.0%). In the Americas region, Sika saw a clear uptrend, despite the high COVID-19 infection rates recorded in Mexico, Brazil, and the USA. While many large urban centers in North America continue to be affected by the pandemic and construction projects are being delayed, the situation in Latin America has improved markedly. In the first quarter of 2021, Sika acquired the flooring adhesives business segment of DriTac, a US-based company with a particularly strong market position in the area of adhesive bonding for flooring systems. Furthermore, BR Massa, a manufacturer of mortar products in Brazil was brought into the Sika Group. Thanks to this acquisition, Sika will improve its position in one of the leading economic regions of Brazil, as well as expanding its production capacity. Sales in local currencies in the Asia/Pacific region increased by 25.8% (previous year: 29.8%), with China in particular enjoying yet another surge in growth momentum with double-digit organic growth rates. Australia and India were also able to contribute to the positive business development of this region. By contrast, the countries of the Southeast Asia region have been recovering only slowly from the far-reaching effects of the pandemic. In the Global Business segment, Sika achieved growth in local currencies of 2.7% (previous year: –7.1%). In the first quarter of the current financial year, the automotive industry experienced major bottlenecks in the electronic parts supply chain. Not until March were vehicle production rates once again rising significantly in all regions. For the year 2021, the automotive industry is expected to grow by 10%. Sika is expecting long-term growth stimuli from the megatrends evident in modern automotive construction, which will continue to be dominated by electromobility and lightweight construction. CONTINUATION OF SUCCESSFUL GROWTH STRATEGY – ANNUAL TARGET RAISEDDespite the coronavirus crisis and its repercussions for operating results, Sika is confirming its 2023 strategic targets. The company is still clearly aligned for long-term success and profitable growth. With its focus on the six strategic pillars – market penetration, innovation, operational efficiency, acquisitions, strong corporate values, and sustainability – Sika is seeking to grow by 6%–8% a year in local currencies up to 2023. From 2021, the company is aiming to increase its EBIT margin to 15%–18%. Projects in the areas of operations, logistics, procurement, and product formulation should result in an annual improvement in operating costs equivalent to 0.5% of sales. For the 2021 fiscal year, Sika is expecting double-digit sales growth in local currencies (previously: sales growth in local currencies of 6%–8%) and an over-proportional increase in EBIT. The EBIT margin should for the first time reach 15%. LIVE INTERNET BROADCAST OF THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGThe Annual General Meeting of Sika AG will take place at 4 p.m. today, and will be broadcast live. In accordance with the Federal Council’s Ordinance to combat coronavirus, it is once again not possible for shareholders to attend the Annual General Meeting in person. Instead, they can cast their vote through the independent proxy. Sika is also giving all its shareholders the opportunity to directly ask questions verbally during the meeting via an online platform. As part of the Annual General Meeting, Chief Executive Officer Paul Schuler will comment on business development in the first quarter of 2021 as well as the outlook. NET SALES IN THE FIRST THREE MONTHS OF 2021 In CHF mn1.1.2020 - 31.3.20201.1.2021 - 31.3.2021Year-on-year change(+/- in %) In CHF In local currencies1Currency effectAcquisition effect2Organic growth3By region4 EMEA810.7914.712.813.1-0.33.59.6Americas485.7481.0-1.06.2-7.20.06.2Asia/Pacific338.2422.825.025.8-0.80.025.8Global Business179.0184.108.40.206-2.60.02.7Net sales 1,813.61,997.610.112.6-2.51.511.1Products for the construction industry1,428.91,591.811.413.9-2.52.011.9Products for industrial manufacturing384.7405.85.57.8-2.30.07.8 Growth in local currencies including acquisitions.Share of sales of acquired companies not including post-combination growth. The sales growth of the acquired companies since initial consolidation is included in organic growth.Growth adjusted for acquisition and currency effect. The sales growth of the acquired companies since initial consolidation is included in organic growth.The Advanced Resin business has been reallocated from the Global Business segment to the geographical regions. Link to restated 2020 figures. FINANCIAL CALENDAR Half-Year Report 2021Thursday, July 22, 2021Results first nine months 2021Friday, October 22, 2021Net sales 2021Tuesday, January 11, 2022Media conference/analyst presentation on 2021 full-year resultsFriday, February 18, 2022Net sales first quarter 2022Tuesday, April 12, 202254th Annual General MeetingTuesday, April 12, 2022 CONTACTDominik SlappnigCorporate Communications &Investor Relations+41 58 436 68 firstname.lastname@example.org SIKA AG CORPORATE PROFILESika is a specialty chemicals company with a leading position in the development and production of systems and products for bonding, sealing, damping, reinforcing, and protecting in the building sector and motor vehicle industry. Sika has subsidiaries in 100 countries around the world and manufactures in over 300 factories. Its 25,000 employees generated annual sales of CHF 7.88 billion in 2020. The media release can be downloaded from the following link:Media Release
NEW ORLEANS, April 19, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ClaimsFiler, a FREE shareholder information service, reminds investors of pending deadlines in the following securities class action lawsuits: Lordstown Motors Corp. (RIDE) Class Period: 8/3/2020 - 3/24/2021Lead Plaintiff Motion Deadline: May 17, 2021SECURITIES FRAUD To learn more, visit https://www.claimsfiler.com/cases/view-lordstown-motors-corp-securities-litigation CytoDyn, Inc. (CYDY) Class Period: 3/27/2020 - 3/9/2021Lead Plaintiff Motion Deadline: May 17, 2021SECURITIES FRAUDTo learn more, visit https://www.claimsfiler.com/cases/view-cytodyn-inc-securities-litigation Root, Inc. (ROOT)Class Period: 10/28/2020 - 3/8/2021, or shares issued pursuant and/or traceable to the October 2020 Initial Public OfferingLead Plaintiff Motion Deadline: May 18, 2021SECURITIES FRAUD, MISLEADING PROSPECTUSTo learn more, visit https://www.claimsfiler.com/cases/view-root-inc-securities-litigation Vroom, Inc. (VRM)Class Period: 6/9/2020 - 3/3/2021Lead Plaintiff Motion Deadline: May 21, 2021SECURITIES FRAUDTo learn more, visit https://www.claimsfiler.com/cases/view-vroom-inc-securities-litigation If you purchased shares of the above companies and would like to discuss your legal rights and your right to recover for your economic loss, you may, without obligation or cost to you, contact us toll-free (844) 367-9658 or visit the case links above. If you wish to serve as a Lead Plaintiff in the class action, you must petition the Court on or before the Lead Plaintiff Motion deadline. About ClaimsFiler ClaimsFiler has a single mission: to serve as the information source to help retail investors recover their share of billions of dollars from securities class action settlements. At ClaimsFiler.com, investors can: (1) register for free to gain access to information and settlement websites for various securities class action cases so they can timely submit their own claims; (2) upload their portfolio transactional data to be notified about relevant securities cases in which they may have a financial interest; and (3) submit inquiries to the Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC law firm for free case evaluations. To learn more about ClaimsFiler, visit www.claimsfiler.com
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Protesters marched in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota, on April 19, as the jury retired to deliberate in the trial of police officer Derek Chauvin, who was charged over the death of George Floyd.This video uploaded by jobejuan shows crowds and a parade of cars making their way through streets in Minneapolis.Chauvin has pled not guilty to all three of his charges: second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. Credit: jobejuan via Storyful
NEW ORLEANS, April 19, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ClaimsFiler, a FREE shareholder information service, reminds investors of pending deadlines in the following securities class action lawsuits: Ebix, Inc. (EBIX) Class Period: 11/9/2020 - 2/19/2021Lead Plaintiff Motion Deadline: April 23, 2021SECURITIES FRAUD To learn more, visit https://www.claimsfiler.com/cases/view-ebix-inc-securities-litigation-1 MultiPlan Corporation f/k/a Churchill Capital Corp. III (MPLN) Class Period: 7/12/2020 - 11/10/2020 and/or were holders of Churchill Capital Corp. III (“Churchill”) Class A common stock entitled to vote on Churchill’s merger with and acquisition of Polaris Parent Corp. and its consolidated subsidiaries completed in October 2020.Lead Plaintiff Motion Deadline: April 26, 2021SECURITIES FRAUD, MISLEADING PROSPECTUSTo learn more, visit https://www.claimsfiler.com/cases/view-multiplan-corporation-securities-litigation Canoo Inc. (GOEV, GOEVW)Class Period: 8/18/2020 - 3/29/2021Lead Plaintiff Motion Deadline: June 1, 2021SECURITIES FRAUDTo learn more, visit https://www.claimsfiler.com/cases/view-canoo-inc-securities-litigation If you purchased shares of the above companies and would like to discuss your legal rights and your right to recover for your economic loss, you may, without obligation or cost to you, contact us toll-free (844) 367-9658 or visit the case links above. If you wish to serve as a Lead Plaintiff in the class action, you must petition the Court on or before the Lead Plaintiff Motion deadline. About ClaimsFiler ClaimsFiler has a single mission: to serve as the information source to help retail investors recover their share of billions of dollars from securities class action settlements. At ClaimsFiler.com, investors can: (1) register for free to gain access to information and settlement websites for various securities class action cases so they can timely submit their own claims; (2) upload their portfolio transactional data to be notified about relevant securities cases in which they may have a financial interest; and (3) submit inquiries to the Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC law firm for free case evaluations. To learn more about ClaimsFiler, visit www.claimsfiler.com
Social Life Network, Inc Social-Life-Network-WDLF-Shareholder-Update LOS ANGELES, CA, April 19, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Social Life Network, Inc. (OTC: WDLF), announces today that it has filed a $40,000,000 complaint against a convertible debt funder for multiple alleged federal securities laws violations. The complaint may be accessed at our website via the following link: https://www.socialnetwork.ai/LGH-filing.pdf “Our management team has been focused for months on researching and identifying the [alleged] illegal securities activities referenced in the complaint that damaged our shareholders," said CEO Ken Tapp. "We need for our shareholders to know that we will not relent in our efforts to identify and pursue those who have engaged in illegal securities activity of our stock and preyed upon the retail shareholders supporting the growth of companies like our own.” About Social Life Network, Inc. Social Life Network is a Technology Business Incubator (TBI) that, through individual licensing agreements, provides tech start-ups with seed technology development, legal and executive leadership, making it easier for start-up founders to focus on raising capital, perfecting their business model, and growing their network user-ship. Our seed technology is an artificial intelligence (“AI”) powered social network and Ecommerce platform that leverages blockchain technology to increase speed, security, and accuracy on the niche social networks that we license to the companies in our TBI. Since the launch of the company in January of 2013, the Company has launched niche industry social networks to service the millions of business professionals and consumers in the residential real estate industry, the legal global cannabis industry, sports verticals including racket sports, golf, cycling, soccer, space exploration, auto racing, travel, hunting, fishing, and camping. The Company operates in part, like a publicly traded tech incubator, and retains ownership in each licensee through stock and options ownership when they reach a contracted user ship growth, outlined in their licensing contracts. This allows the Company to minimize its expenses and exposure to failed start-ups licensees that use its platform. For more information, visit our website @ www.SocialNetwork.ai Watch our latest shareholder update podcasts @ www.SocialNetwork.ai/podcast SAFE HARBOR & DISCLAIMER This information does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy securities or assets of Social Life Network, Inc. All information presented herein with respect to the existing business and the historical operating results of Social Life Network (“the Company”) and estimates and projections as to future operations are based on materials prepared by the management of the Company and involve significant elements of subjective judgment and analysis which may or may not be correct. While the information provided herein is believed to be accurate and reliable, the Company makes no representations or warranties, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy or completeness of such information. In furnishing this information, the Company reserves the right to amend or replace some or all the information herein at any time and undertakes no obligation to provide the recipient with access to any additional information. No information in this press release should be construed as any indication whatsoever of our future revenues, results of operations, or stock price. Todd MarkeyInvestor RelationsSocial Life Network, Inc.email@example.com Attachment Social Life Network, Inc
Former Attorney General of Louisiana Charles C. Foti, Jr., Esq. and the law firm of Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC ("KSF") are investigating the proposed sale of American River Bankshares (NasdaqGS: AMRB) to Bank of Marin Bancorp (NasdaqCM: BMRC). Under the terms of the proposed transaction, shareholders of American River will receive only 0.575 shares of Bank of Marin for each share of American River that they own. KSF is seeking to determine whether this consideration and the process that led to it are adequate, or whether the consideration undervalues the Company.