We sat down with Reine Abbas and Timothy "oLARRY" Anselimo about how they turned tough times into stories of resilience
We sat down with Reine Abbas and Timothy "oLARRY" Anselimo about how they turned tough times into stories of resilience
Some wealthy nations that were most praised last year for controlling the coronavirus are now lagging far behind in getting their people vaccinated — and some, especially in Asia, are seeing COVID-19 cases grow. In Japan, South Korea and New Zealand, the vaccination rates are languishing in the single figures. Not only do those three Pacific countries rank worst among all developed nations in vaccinating against COVID-19, they also rank below many developing countries such as Brazil and India, according to national figures and the online scientific publication Our World in Data.
With all of the restrictions in place, and a tight timeline to get to Japan, Jon Rahm doesn't blame golfers for skipping the Olympics this summer.
Temecula, CA, May 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Global Warming Solutions, Inc., (OTC MARKETS: “GWSO”), a worldwide developer of technologies that help mitigate Global Warming and its effects on the planet announces that internationally recognized businessman, Shark Tank investor, and veteran entrepreneur Kevin Harrington has been appointed to its advisory board and will assist the company with obtaining contracts, and with the marketing/branding of its revolutionary technologies. An innovator in infomercial marketing and one of the original sharks on the hit TV show Shark Tank, and pioneer of the As Seen On TV Empire, Harrington understands manufacturing and global supply chain challenges and is an advocate for reducing the effects of global warming and what it is doing to our planet. Throughout his corporate ventures, Harrington has launched more than 500 products, driving over $5 billion in sales. Twenty of his companies have each topped $100 million in revenue. (https://kevinharrington.tv) “From the moment I heard what the company’s mission was and about its game changing technologies, I was immediately interested in joining the team. The company has four distinct divisions that all have one thing in common, to reduce carbon emissions and our reliance on conventional energy sources”, Kevin Harrington said. “Being integrally involved with this company and its ground-breaking technologies will allow me to make a difference in this world for my children and the whole planet at large.” “It is a true honor to welcome Kevin Harrington to our advisory board and have him collaborate with us on our marketing and branding, as well as our sales initiatives worldwide,” said Michael Pollastro, President of GWSO. “His experience in supporting companies and bringing our game changing technologies to market on a global scale is a great asset for us as we look to expand our presence worldwide. We are sure that our shareholders will recognize the magnitude of Kevin’s potential contributions.” Click to see Kevin discuss GWSO To learn more about Global Warming Solutions, Inc. Visit: http://www.gwsogroup.com Forward-Looking Statements This press release may include predictions, estimates or other information that might be considered forward-looking within the meaning of applicable securities laws. While these forward-looking statements represent the Company’s current judgments, they are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which reflect the opinions of the Company’s management only as of the date of this release. Please keep in mind that the Company is not obligating itself to revise or publicly release the results of any revision to these forward-looking statements in light of new information or future events. When used herein, words such as: potential, expect, look forward, believe, dedicated, building, or variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated in any forward-looking statements made by the Company herein are often discussed in filings the Company makes with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) available at www.sec.gov and on the Company’s website at http://www.gwsogroup.com Michael Pollastro firstname.lastname@example.org President, Chairman of the Board Global Warming Solutions, Inc.
Jared Quay previews the NFC West, including his best futures bets for each team in the division.
Cody Poteet won his major league debut, Jesús Aguilar homered for a third straight game and the Miami Marlins beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-2 on Wednesday night. The 26-year-old Poteet (1-0) gave up a run in the first inning and a solo homer in the fifth but was otherwise solid. Aguilar pushed the Marlins to a 2-0 lead in the first when he turned on Matt Peacock's 93 mph fastball and launched the ball down the left-field line.
TBSAs mass shootings in the U.S. return to their disturbing pre-COVID frequency, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee aired a special episode on Wednesday about gun violence, why it has become the norm in this country, and how to put an end to it.Bee began “Full Frontal Wants to Take Your Guns” by noting some statistics that by now shouldn’t be surprising: that Americans have 40% of the world’s privately-owned guns despite making up only 4% of the global population, that there are more guns than people in the U.S., and that the number of gun murders nationally far surpasses that of other developed countries.This is partly due to the ease with which one can buy a gun, as well as the availability of certain types. To portray the many faults with this status quo, Bee recalled a past public safety issue that also claimed thousands of lives before people decided to do something about it.“For the first few decades of the auto age, driving fatalities were seen as inevitable,” Bee explained. But deaths, she pointed out, have decreased steadily since the 1970s. “That didn’t just happen; we made it happen through measures like federal safety standards and decades of really weird messaging about seatbelts.”A clip then played of a handful of sometimes odd yet nevertheless effective public service announcements regarding the safety device.“Our country saw a public health crisis in driving fatalities and we didn’t just give up because it was too hard to address. We decided it was important,” Bee said. “But what if we had never demanded [change]?”Trevor Noah Has a Message for Israel: ‘What Is Your Responsibility?’In this vein, Bee then tasked a mechanic with “defiling” her minivan to see what it would look like and how it would function if it was regulated as little as firearms are.At the conclusion of the episode, it was revealed that the car’s seat belts had been ripped out. State safety inspections or emissions tests were no longer required. Driver’s licenses and registrations had been shredded. And these were just a few of the changes.“Gun manufacturers are masters of disguise when it comes to hiding how dangerous their weapons really are,” Bee said. “They add gadgets like lasers to create the illusion that this deathtrap is a video game or a toy. So [instead of an airbag], we added bubbles.”Ultimately, Bee ditched what was left of her minivan, not seeing much use for it anymore.“When something can so easily kill, we make common sense changes to ensure everyone’s safety… even though now I have no way of getting home.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
(Bloomberg) -- China Evergrande Group raised about HK$10.6 billion ($1.4 billion) selling shares in its electric vehicle unit, the latest effort by the nation’s most indebted developer to boost capital.The sale amounts to about 2.7% of outstanding shares in China Evergrande New Energy Vehicle Group Ltd., the real estate firm said in a filing to the Hong Kong stock exchange on Thursday. Evergrande NEV tumbled as the shares were sold at a 20% discount.Evergrande has been selling assets to repair its balance sheet in line with Chinese regulators’ efforts to deleverage the property sector. The company was in breach of all key metrics for reducing debt levels -- known as the “three red lines” -- at the end of last year, even as many of its peers improved.After reporting its second straight year of declining profit in March, Evergrande unveiled plans to roughly halve the remainder of its borrowings over the next two years. To meet the goal, it needs to sustain share sales in its new businesses, analysts have said.“Equity fundraising will make up an important source of Evergrande’s debt reduction, as discounted property sales won’t be enough to meet that aggressive goal,” said Bloomberg Intelligence analyst Kristy Hung. “Selling shares of its subsidiaries would be a better option” given the low valuation of the parent company, she added.The transaction will contribute 5.6% of the 156.5 billion yuan ($24 billion) in debt that it plans to pay off this year, Hung said separately in a note.The company is selling 260 million Evergrande NEV shares at HK$40.92 apiece, according to the filing. That compares with the HK$51.15 close on Wednesday. Evergrande plans to use the proceeds for general working capital, it said.Shares of Evergrande NEV dropped as much as 15% in Hong Kong on Thursday, and traded 7.8% lower at 12:29 p.m. local time. Evergrande slipped about 1%.The transaction will reduce the ratio of the top 20 shareholders of the EV company to below 90%, helping it participate in the next step of the Hong Kong Stock Connect, Evergrande said. That would allow Chinese onshore investors to purchase shares in the unit.Evergrande NEV shares have surged more than 600% in the past year as it increased its focus on electric vehicles, even though it has yet to start production. It’s conducted a few test drives and unveiled a range of show models but done little beyond that.The firm raised $3.4 billion in January, attracting friends and business associates of Evergrande chairman and billionaire Hui Ka Yan. It now has a market cap greater than Ford Motor Co.Evergrande could further reduce leverage through an initial public offering of its online car and property sales platform later this year, BI’s Hung said. The conglomerate raised HK$16.4 billion selling a stake in the business, known as FCB Group, in March.While Evergrande has a “realistic path to materially reduce its total debt,” lessening reliance on short-term borrowing will be more difficult, Fitch Ratings analysts wrote last month. Almost 47% of the developer’s debt at the end of 2020 is short-term borrowings that mature this year, company data show.(Updates with comments from analyst in the fifth paragraph)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.
Treasury Wine Estates forecast on Thursday announced a market-beating full-year operating profit forecast, as the world's largest listed winemaker weathers the impact of steep Chinese tariffs on Australian wine. The company said it expects earnings before interest, tax, SGARA and material items (EBITS) of A$495 million to A$515 million ($382.64 million to $398.10 million) for 2021, down from A$533.5 million a year earlier. If achieved, operating earnings for the second half of fiscal 2021 would top interim earnings - an improvement from what the company had flagged in February.
Defense Metals Corp. (TSXV: DEFN) (OTCQB: DFMTF) (FSE: 35D) ("Defense Metals" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has entered into a securities purchase agreement for a private placement of its common shares ("Common Shares") and warrants to purchase common shares ("Warrants") to institutional investors only for aggregate gross proceeds to the Company of Cdn$5.0 million (the "Private Placement"). Pursuant to the Private Placement, the Company will issue 15,625,000 Common Shares and Warrants to purchase up to 15,625,000 Common Shares at a purchase price of Cdn$0.32 per Common Share and associated Warrant. The Warrants will be exercisable at an exercise price of Cdn$0.425 per Common Share at any time prior to the three-year anniversary of the closing date of the Private Placement (the "Closing Date").
Andrew Vaughn, the Chicago White Sox’s top-ranked prospect, hit the first home run of his major-league career in Wednesday’s 13-8 victory against the Minnesota Twins at Guaranteed Rate Field. The two-run homer to left-center came during a five-run fourth inning. It went an estimated 436 feet. The Sox won their fifth straight. It’s their fourth consecutive game scoring at least nine runs. Once ...
(Bloomberg) -- Tesla Inc.’s Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk said the electric-vehicle manufacturer is suspending purchases using Bitcoin, triggering a slide in the digital currency.In a post on Twitter Wednesday, Musk cited concerns about “rapidly increasing use of fossil fuels for Bitcoin mining and transactions,” while signaling that Tesla might accept other cryptocurrencies if they are much less energy intensive. He also said the company won’t be selling any of the Bitcoin it holds.The largest cryptocurrency dropped as much as 15% to just above $46,000, before paring some of the retreat. It was down about 6% to $50,980 as of 1:09 p.m. in Tokyo on Thursday. The rush to sell briefly caused outages at some digital-token exchanges. Bitcoin is still up more than fivefold in the past year.Musk’s move comes after Tesla disclosed in February that it had purchased $1.5 billion in Bitcoin and planned to accept it as a payment. That announcement added legitimacy to the cryptocurrency as an increasingly acceptable form of payment and an investment, especially coming from a large member of the S&P 500 with a high-profile CEO who commands a big following among retail investors and the general public.Tesla’s website, which had a support page dedicated to Bitcoin, noted that the token was the only cryptocurrency that Tesla accepts in the continental U.S. Musk has also tweeted frequently about Dogecoin, a cryptocurrency started as a joke in 2013 -- and he quipped about being the “Dogefather” before and during his stint hosting the “Saturday Night Live” show on May 8. He tweeted on Tuesday, “Do you want Tesla to accept Doge?”Tesla’s addition of Bitcoin to its balance sheet was the most visible catalyst during this year’s rally in the digital currency. Bitcoin jumped 16% that day, the biggest one-day gain since the Covid-19 inspired financial markets volatility in March 2020.Optimism grew after Mastercard Inc., Bank of New York Mellon Corp. and other firms moved to make it easier for customers to use cryptocurrencies, fueling the mainstream resurgence that took Bitcoin from about $29,000 at the end of last year to as high as almost $65,000 in April.Bitcoin mining is consuming 66 times more electricity than it did back in late 2015, and the carbon emissions associated with it will likely face increasing scrutiny, according to a recent Citigroup Inc. report.Musk is no stranger to considering the issue of crypto’s environmental impact.Cathie Wood’s Ark Investment Management LLC published a report last month saying cryptocurrency mining can drive investment in solar power and make more renewable energy available to the grid. Twitter Inc.’s Jack Dorsey retweeted a post on the white paper with the comment that Bitcoin “incentivizes renewable energy.” Musk replied to Dorsey’s tweet, saying simply, “True.”Musk’s tweet on Wednesday took many in the cryptocurrency community by surprise, including Nic Carter, founding partner at Castle Island Ventures, and a leading voice among defenders of Bitcoin’s energy use.“Surely he would have done his diligence prior to accepting Bitcoin?’ Carter said. “Very odd and confusing to see this quick reversal.”It’s unclear what prompted the decision and Musk and Zachary Kirkhorn, Tesla’s chief financial officer, didn’t immediately respond to an email inquiry for comment. Kirkhorn in March added the tongue-in-cheek title “Master of Coin,” according to a regulatory filing.Tesla’s first-quarter earnings were bolstered by the sale of 10% of its Bitcoin holdings. Musk said last month the disposal was intended to demonstrate the token’s liquidity, and added that he’s retained his personal investment in the cryptocurrency. Kirkhorn said on an earnings call that the company believes in Bitcoin’s long-term value.(Updates markets in the third paragraph. An earlier version of this story corrected the company name in the 11th paragraph.)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.
Boeing gained approval from the Federal Aviation Administration for a "fix" to a 737 MAX planes electrical issue affecting roughly 100 aircraft worldwide, Reuters first reported Wednesday night. Why it matters: Wednesday's approval paves the way for a swift return of the flights that were removed from service early last month. Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Markets. Subscribe for freeThe aircraft manufacturer has been hit by production and design problems over the 737 MAX jets, most notably two fatal plane crashes that prompted the grounding of all MAXs for more than a year.What they're saying: "After gaining final approvals from the FAA, we have issued service bulletins for the affected fleet," Boeing said in an emailed statement."We'll continue to stay close to our customers as they complete the work to return their airplanes to service. We are also completing the work as we prepare to resume deliveries."The FAA did not immediately respond to Axios' request for comment. But FAA Administrator Steve Dickson told the U.S. House Appropriations subcommittee overseeing transportation earlier Wednesday the issue was a "pretty straightforward fix," according to Reuters."It is performing as well or better overall than any other airplane out there in the aviation system right now."DicksonLike this article? Get more from Axios and subscribe to Axios Markets for free.
Chaminade's boys' basketball team avenges a loss to Harvard-Westlake last month to pull into first-place tie in Mission League.
Asian stock markets followed Wall Street lower for a second day Thursday after unexpectedly strong U.S. consumer price increases fueled worries inflation might drag on an economic recovery.
Ville Husso stopped 31 shots for his first career shutout in the Blues’ 4-0 victory over the Wild.
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Coercive policies in China's far western region of Xinjiang have led to a sharp decline in birth rates for Uyghurs and other minorities, which could add to evidence of genocide, an Australian think tank said in a report released on Wednesday. The Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) report, citing official Chinese data, said that there has been an "unprecedented and precipitous drop in official birth-rates in Xinjiang since 2017," when China began a campaign to control birth rates in the region. Xinjiang's birth rate dropped by nearly half from 2017 to 2019, and counties where the population was predominately Uyghur or another minority group saw much sharper declines than other counties, the government-funded institute said in the report.
The Biden administration swung aggressively into action after a primary gasoline pipeline fell prey to a cyberattack — understanding that the situation posed a possible series of political and economic risks. The pipeline shutdown was an all-hands-on-deck situation for a young presidency that has also had to deal with a pandemic, a recession, an influx of unaccompanied children at the southern border, a troop withdrawal from Afghanistan and high-stakes showdowns globally that carry the specter of war. The administration devoted the first half of the week to showcasing all the steps it was taking to get gas back to service stations in affected areas.
Bjørn Johnsen scored two first-half goals and Montreal beat Inter Miami 2-0 on Wednesday night in a game delayed by lightning for more than two hours. Johnsen raced past the defense in the 14th minute for Djordje Mihailovic's through ball and slotted it inside the near post. Eleven minutes later, following a Miami giveaway, Johnsen redirected Romell Quioto's pass off the post and in.
Prior to the start of Season 2 of this year's DPC, DreamLeague and ESL changed their league's rules to allow coaches to communicate with their teams during games, not just during the draft.