Ryan Knaus explains how reigning Sixth Man of the Year, Montrezl Harrell, is providing energy off the bench for the Lakers this season.
Ryan Knaus explains how reigning Sixth Man of the Year, Montrezl Harrell, is providing energy off the bench for the Lakers this season.
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“We are disappointed in S&P’s decision, which is based largely on speculation related to the future of Texas energy markets.” — CFC CFO J. Andrew Don DULLES, Va., March 05, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation (CFC) announced that S&P Global Ratings (S&P) issued a downgrade on the organization’s secured and unsecured debt, while revising its outlook to “negative” based on the potential for elevated credit stress posed by electric utilities operating in Texas following last month’s winter storm that resulted in blackouts and unprecedented power costs throughout the state. Based on CFC’s lending to rural electric cooperatives in Texas, which amounts to 15 percent of its outstanding loans, S&P downgraded the organization’s long-term issuer credit, senior secured and senior unsecured debt ratings to “A-“ from “A,” subordinated debt rating to “BBB” from “BBB+” and short-term issuer credit and commercial paper ratings to “A-2” from “A-1.” The outlook is now negative. “We are disappointed in S&P’s decision, which is based largely on speculation related to the future of Texas energy markets,” said CFC Senior Vice President and CFO J. Andrew Don. “CFC’s financial and market performance has been strong over the years.” S&P itself noted the strength of CFC’s underwriting and historical loss experience and further highlighted its belief that the organization has adequate funding and liquidity: “Our ratings on CFC reflect in our view, its unique business position in financing its rural electric utility members, adequate capitalization, historically strong asset quality, adequate funding and liquidity, as well as access to funding from the Federal Financing Bank, Farmer Mac and member subordinated debt, which is subordinate to all other debt issues.” “CFC remains strong and well capitalized,” said CFC CEO Sheldon Petersen. He added: “The fact that electric cooperatives continue to distribute power to their members, despite the aftermath of last month’s storms, demonstrates the resilience of the consumer-focused electric cooperative business model and their ability to provide safe, reliable and sustainable power.” About CFCCreated and owned by America’s electric cooperative network, the National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation (CFC)—a nonprofit finance cooperative with more than $28 billion in assets—provides unparalleled industry expertise, flexibility and responsiveness to serve the needs of our member-owners. CFC is an equal opportunity provider. Visit us online at www.nrucfc.coop. Contact: Brad CaptainCorporate Relationspublicrelations@nrucfc.coop800-424-2954 Ling WangBanking & Investor Relationsinvestorrelations@nrucfc.coop800-424-2954
Shares of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NYSE: NCLH) plunged 12% on Friday after it announced another massive stock sale. Fellow cruise-ship operators Royal Caribbean (NYSE: RCL) and Carnival (NYSE: CCL) (NYSE: CUK) also declined by 5% on the news. Cruise-ship stocks fell on Friday.
Senate Democrat’s push to pass President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion Covid relief bill stalled out on Friday, leaving party leaders scrambling to ensure that they’d have the votes needed for passage. The uncertainty centered on whether Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), a key centrist, would support a last-minute Democratic agreement to change to the enhanced unemployment benefits provided in the bill or would instead back a Republican alternative. The question led to an hours-long delay that left the fate of the entire package in doubt, raising questions about Democrats’ ability to enact legislation in an evenly divided Senate and with the party split between moderates and progressives. The unemployment insurance question: Democrats reportedly had reached a deal Friday to scale back the supplemental federal unemployment payments provided by the aid package in response to concerns from moderates. Under the deal, the extra weekly payments would be lowered from $400 back to their current $300, but the benefit would be extended by a month, until the end of September. That amendment, offered by Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE), would also make $10,200 in unemployment insurance exempt from taxes to prevent jobless workers from getting hit with an unexpected year-end tax bill. The White House backed the deal, but it quickly became apparent that the agreement was in peril, resulting in a prolonged delay in the Senate’s consideration of amendments to the Covid package while Democrats tried to resolve the standoff. Manchin had expressed concerns that the unemployment benefits might deter jobless people from going back to work at a time when the economic recovery is poised to take off, and he reportedly was troubled by the tax exemption in the Democratic amendment. As a result, he was considering supporting a competing amendment from Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) that would both cut the unemployment benefit to $300 and have it expire on July 18, earlier than the original end-of-August cutoff. Portman’s amendment also wouldn’t provide the tax exemption. Republicans say it would trim $128 billion from the overall cost of the package. Roll Call reports that some business groups backed the Portman amendment, with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and National Federation of Independent Business both saying that they would make it a “key vote” on their annual scorecard. "There's bipartisan support for what Rob's trying to do. And Manchin's getting beat up by his side. They're trying to get him in line, so to speak. And he's trying to do the right thing," said Senate Minority Whip John Thune (R-SD). "He knows that the Portman amendment saves a lot of money and is better policy. But Democrats in his caucus obviously don’t want to give Republicans a bipartisan win on this." The original August expiration of benefits is problematic because lawmakers are scheduled to be on recess then, raising concerns that they’d be unable to renew the program in a timely fashion if needed. Why it matters: The boosted unemployment benefits are set to expire on March 14, and Democrats reportedly were concerned that the Portman amendment would require new negotiations with the House, threatening to delay passage past that deadline. Minimum wage hike poised to be voted down: The Senate scramble on unemployment benefits started as lawmakers were launching their “vote-a-rama,” a lengthy process of voting on potentially dozens of the hundreds of amendments filed for the aid bill. The first amendment was from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), who forced a vote on proposal to raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $15 an hour. In a speech on the Senate floor, Sanders said lawmakers shouldn’t leave the decision to the Senate parliamentarian, who ruled last week that the wage hike didn’t comply with the reconciliation rules being used to pass the entire aid package. “It is an absurd process that we allow an unelected staffer, somebody who works for the Senate, not elected by anybody to make a decision as to whether 30 million Americans get a pay raise or not,” he said. But eight Democrats joined with all Republicans to vote down the amendment. Those eight are Sens. Tom Carper and Chris Coons of Delaware, Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire, Angus King of Maine (an independent who caucuses with Democrats), Manchin, Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire, Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona and Jon Tester of Montana. “It's possible that the Democrats who rejected Sanders' amendment support a minimum wage hike, but voted ‘no’ because they oppose it as part of COVID relief or respect the parliamentarian's ruling,” Axios’s Ursula Perano notes. That vote was held open for hours, though, as talks dragged on about the unemployment benefits. What’s next: Probably a lot more drama. If senators can strike a deal on the unemployment benefits — and that appears to be a big if at this point — the vote-a-rama will continue. Many or most of the votes will be meant to provide campaign fodder on hot button issues not related to the actual aid package. The process will take hours, but once it’s done Senate Democrats should be able to pass the relief package this weekend. It will then go back to the House, where Democrats will again be forced to face their intraparty divisions as they decide whether they can back the Senate-passed version of the bill. Like what you're reading? Sign up for our free newsletter.
Thanks to natural mutations, more-infectious and potentially deadlier variants of the virus that causes COVID-19 are now racing around the globe and are threatening to turn back the recent progress against the disease due to vaccination.
The lack of harsh disciplinary action is an egregious injustice to the survivors at LSU, said Angel Upshaw, of Tigers Against Sexual Assault.
DULLES, Va., March 05, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation (CFC) will hold an investor conference call and webcast on Monday, March 8, at 10 a.m. Eastern Time. CFC Senior Vice President and CFO J. Andrew Don will provide an update on the impact that recent weather events have had on CFC borrowers. There are two ways to access the event: Live Webcast OptionVisit CFC’s investor Webcasts & Presentations page to join the webcast.Pre-registration is available for the event. Conference Call OptionDomestic: 866-248-8441 | International: 323-347-3282Participant Code: 7892038Callers also can view a PDF of the slide presentation by visiting Webcasts & Presentations page on the day of the call. It will be posted just prior to the broadcast. Don will lead the discussion intended for debtholders and other members of the investor community. Other parties, including members of the media, who have questions should use the “Contact Us” options on CFC’s website. About CFCCreated and owned by America’s electric cooperative network, the National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation (CFC)—a nonprofit finance cooperative with more than $28 billion in assets—provides unparalleled industry expertise, flexibility and responsiveness to serve the needs of our member-owners. CFC is an equal opportunity provider. Visit us online at www.nrucfc.coop. Contact:Ling Wang Banking & Investor Relations email@example.com 800-424-2954
Western Forest Products Inc. (TSX: WEF) ("Western" or the "Company") announced today that Mr. James Arthurs and Mr. Lee Doney will not be standing for re-election as directors at Western's Annual and Special Meeting on May 6, 2021, and that Mr. Randy Krotowski and Mr. John Williamson have been appointed as independent directors to Western's Board of Directors (the "Board").
Mar. 5—Decatur Youth Services is preparing to temporarily move out of Carrie Matthews Recreation Center with renovations expected to begin in roughly a month. City Engineer Carl Prewitt said Marc Goldmon, of Matheny Goldmon Architecture of Huntsville, is working on the plans for renovation of the Northwest Decatur center. The City Council in September approved hiring Goldmon for $122,500. ...
Mar. 5—McAlester's Armed Forces Day Parade is on for this year, set for the first weekend in May. Armed Forces Day Chairman Jeff Wolf said this year's event is getting a thumbs up after cancellation of the 2020 Armed Forces Day celebration due to COVID-19. Wolf said he's talked with representatives from the city of McAlester, the McAlester Area Chamber of Commerce, McAlester Main Street, the ...
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St. John's and Seton Hall finish the regular season Saturday at Carnesecca Arena in Queens, N.Y., with both teams trying to lock down a top-five seed and the accompanying bye into the quarterfinal round of next week's Big East tournament. St. John's outscored the Friars by a 51-26 margin in the second half, with Rasheem Dunn paving the way by scoring 18 of his season-high 21 points after intermission.