Two-time Olympic snowboard cross champion, Pierre Vaultier, ran his way down a man-made course of ice blocks.
Two-time Olympic snowboard cross champion, Pierre Vaultier, ran his way down a man-made course of ice blocks.
N'DJAMENA (Reuters) - Chad President Idriss Deby has taken a strong early lead and appeared poised to extend his three-decade rule, partial provisional results of the April 11 presidential election released by the election commission showed. Deby has won a majority in all but one of the 51 departments announced so far, and secured a plurality in the other, with 61 departments remaining, according to the Independent National Election Commission (CENI). An ally of Western powers in the fight against Islamist militants in West and Central Africa, Deby is one of Africa's longest-serving leaders, but there are signs of growing discontent over his handling of the nation's oil wealth.
PHILADELPHIA, April 17, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kaskela Law LLC announces that a shareholder class action lawsuit has been filed against Romeo Power Inc. (“Romeo” or the “Company”) (NYSE: RMO), formerly known as RMG Acquisition Corp. (“RMG”) (NYSE: RMG), on behalf of investors who purchased or acquired RMO or RMG securities between October 2, 2020 and March 2, 2021 (the “Class Period”). IMPORTANT DEADLINE: Investors who purchased Romeo’s securities during the Class Period may, no later than June 15, 2021, seek to be appointed as a lead plaintiff representative in the action. Romeo investors who suffered an investment loss in excess of $100,000 are encouraged to contact Kaskela Law LLC (D. Seamus Kaskela, Esq.) at (484) 258 – 1585, or by email at email@example.com or online at https://kaskelalaw.com/case/romeo-power-inc/, to discuss the opportunity to actively participate in the action as a lead plaintiff representative. On October 5, 2020, RMG announced a definitive agreement for a business combination with Romeo that would result in Romeo becoming a publicly listed company. According to the complaint, during the Class Period the defendants represented that Romeo estimated revenue of $11 million for 2020, and estimated revenue of $140 million for 2021. Defendants further represented that Romeo had “key partnerships” and close relationships with LG Chem, Samsung, Murata and SK Innovation, which manufacture battery cells, a key component in Romeo’s battery modules and packs and that they were supplying Romeo with battery cells. Furthermore, Defendants represented that Romeo had the capacity and supply to meet end-user demand for Romeo’s products, that Romeo was not beholden “to any level of the value chain”, that its supply was hedged, and that it did not see any material challenges that would hamper growth. On December 29, 2020, Romeo announced that it completed its business combination with RMG. Further according to the complaint, “unknown to investors, Romeo was suffering from an acute shortage of high quality battery cells, which are key raw materials for Romeo’s battery packs and modules, due to supply constraints.” Then, on March 30, 2021, Romeo “shocked investors by disclosing that the Company’s production had been hampered by a shortage in supply of battery cells and that its estimated 2021 revenue would therefore be reduced by approximately 71-87%.” Following this news, shares of the Company’s stock fell $2.04 per share, or nearly 20% in value, to close at $8.33 on March 31, 2021. Romeo investors who suffered an investment loss in excess of $100,000 are encouraged to contact Kaskela Law LLC to discuss the opportunity to actively participate in the action as a lead plaintiff representative. Kaskela Law LLC exclusively represents investors in securities fraud, corporate governance, and merger & acquisition litigation. For additional information about Kaskela Law LLC please visit www.kaskelalaw.com. CONTACT: D. Seamus Kaskela, Esq.KASKELA LAW LLC18 Campus Boulevard, Suite 100Newtown Square, PA 19073(484) 258 – 1585(888) 715 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Westroads Mall in Omaha is closed for the rest of the day, officials said.
The 36-year-old infielder has been in the minor leagues since his last MLB game, but was called back up by the Braves on Saturday.
Oscar producers Steven Soderbergh, Stacey Sher and Jesse Collins discussed the challenges of bringing an Oscar show during a pandemic at a press conference.
PHILADELPHIA, April 17, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kaskela Law LLC announces that a shareholder class action lawsuit has been filed against 3D Systems Corp. (“3D Systems” or the “Company”) (NYSE: DDD) on behalf of investors who purchased shares of the Company’s stock between May 6, 2020 and March 1, 2021, inclusive (the “Class Period”). IMPORTANT DEADLINE: Investors who purchased 3D Systems common stock during the Class Period may, no later than June 8, 2021, seek to be appointed as a lead plaintiff representative in the action. 3D Systems investors who suffered an investment loss in excess of $500,000 are encouraged to contact Kaskela Law LLC (D. Seamus Kaskela, Esq.) at (484) 258 – 1585, or by email at email@example.com or online at https://kaskelalaw.com/case/3d-systems-corp/, to discuss the opportunity to actively participate in the action as a lead plaintiff representative. According to the complaint, on March 1, 2021, 3D Systems announced that it would “delay filing its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020.” In doing so, 3D Systems revealed that “the delay in filing is primarily related to the presentation of cash flows associated with the divestiture process for its Cimatron and GibbsCam software businesses.” 3D Systems further disclosed that “[i]n the course of preparing its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2020, [3D Systems] discovered certain internal control deficiencies” and that “[a]s a result, [3D Systems] will report material weaknesses in internal controls in its fiscal 2020 Annual Report on Form 10-K.” Following this news, shares of the Company’s common stock fell $7.62 per share, or nearly 20% in value, to close at $31.17 on March 2, 2021, on heavy trading volume. 3D Systems investors who suffered an investment loss in excess of $500,000 are encouraged to contact Kaskela Law LLC to discuss the opportunity to actively participate in the action as a lead plaintiff representative. Kaskela Law LLC exclusively represents investors in securities fraud, corporate governance, and merger & acquisition litigation. For additional information about Kaskela Law LLC please visit www.kaskelalaw.com. CONTACT: D. Seamus Kaskela, Esq.KASKELA LAW LLC18 Campus Boulevard, Suite 100Newtown Square, PA 19073(484) 258 – 1585(888) 715 – firstname.lastname@example.org
(Bloomberg) -- The Reddit user who helped fuel the surge in GameStop Corp.’s stock price this year has doubled down on his bet by exercising his call options and buying even more shares.Keith Gill, who goes by monikers “Roaring Kitty” and “DeepF___gValue,” posted a screenshot of his portfolio showing that he has exercised 500 GameStop call options expiring Friday at a strike price of $12, giving him 50,000 more shares. The stock closed at $154.69 on Friday.On top of that, Gill bought another 50,000 shares of the video-game retailer, effectively doubling his holdings to 200,000 shares from 100,000 at the beginning of the month. His total investment in GameStop is now worth more than $30 million, giving him a profit of nearly $20 million.Gill’s mother, Elaine Gill, reached by phone at his childhood home in Massachusetts, confirmed the Reddit screenshots posted by her son.Gill rose to fame this year as one of the most influential voices on Reddit and YouTube amid an effort by retail traders to squeeze GameStop short-sellers. He testified at a congressional hearing in February, where he said he didn’t call for anyone to buy or sell the shares for his profit.The comments came as he was hit with a lawsuit that accused him of misrepresenting himself as an amateur investor. The suit alleges that he was actually a licensed securities professional who manipulated the market for profit, which he denied.GameStop Chief Executive Officer George Sherman, who is expected to leave, disposed of almost $12 million in shares, with the proceeds earmarked by the company to pay compensation-related taxes, according to a regulatory filing Friday. Earlier this week, he forfeited about 587,000 shares after failing to meet performance targets.The company is looking for a new CEO as part of a shake-up spurred by activist investor and Chewy.com co-founder Ryan Cohen, a person with knowledge of the matter has said.Shares of GameStop are up 721% so far this year, though they are less than half of the peak level in January.(Corrects description of GameStop CEO’s stock transactions in seventh 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.
On Saturday, the Saints players became the 17th team to release a statement through the NFLPA addressing in-person workouts during the voluntary offseason program. While several teams have said “many” players will skip in-person workouts, the Saints have made a full-team decision. “We stand in solidarity with our fellow NFL players across the league to [more]
Liam Welch threw for 443 yards and a touchdown, Jay Stanton ran for three scores, and Samford throttled No. 23 Mercer 44-20 on Saturday. Mercer (5-6, 5-3 Southern Conference) entered needing a win against the Bulldogs combined with a VMI defeat against The Citadel to clinch its first-ever conference championship. After Mitchell Fineran's 44-yard field goal put Samford up 3-0 with 4:02 left in the first quarter, the Bulldogs' defense forced a three-and-out.
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Economic relief prioritized for underserved communitiesWashington, April 17, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman today announced key details on application requirements, eligibility, and a program guide for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RFF). The restaurant industry has been among the hardest-hit sectors during the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. To help bring jobs back and revive the industry, the American Rescue Plan, signed into law by President Joe Biden, established the $28.6 billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund at the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The SBA will administer the funds to the hardest-hit small restaurants. “Today, we are starting the process to help restaurants and bars across the country devastated by the pandemic, and this is our message: Help is here. With the launch of the Restaurant Revitalization Fund, we’re prioritizing funding to the hardest-hit small businesses – irreplaceable gathering places in our neighborhoods and communities that need a lifeline now to get back on their feet,” said SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman. “And, thanks to clear directives from Congress, we’re rolling out this program to make sure that these businesses can meet payroll, purchase supplies, and get what they need in place to transition to today’s COVID-restricted marketplace.” Administrator Guzman emphasized, “We’re also focused on ensuring that the RRF program’s application process is streamlined and free of burdensome, bureaucratic hurdles – while still maintaining robust oversight. Under my leadership, the SBA aims to be as entrepreneurial as the entrepreneurs we serve – and that means meeting every small business where they are, and giving them the support they need to recover, rebuild and thrive.” Under this announcement, details on application requirements, eligibility, and a program guide are now available in English at www.sba.gov/restaurants or in Spanish at www.sba.gov/restaurantes. Ahead of the application launch and over the next two weeks, the SBA will establish a seven-day pilot period for the RRF application portal and conduct extensive outreach and training. The pilot period will be used to address technical issues ahead of the public launch. Participants in this pilot will be randomly selected from existing PPP borrowers in priority groups for RRF and will not receive funds until the application portal is open to the public. Following the pilot, the application portal will be opened to the public. The official application launch date will be announced at a later date. For the first 21 days that the program is open, the SBA will prioritize reviewing applications from small businesses owned by women, veterans, and socially and economically disadvantaged individuals. Following the 21-day period, all eligible applicants are encouraged to submit applications. The groundwork for this announcement is the result of a comprehensive effort to reach out to diverse stakeholders in order to understand the needs and barriers restaurants face in accessing emergency relief aid. “Local restaurants and bars are being served very good news today,” said Erika Polmar, Executive Director of the Independent Restaurant Coalition. “These guidelines were crafted by the SBA after conversations with independent restaurant and bar operators across the country. We are grateful to the SBA for their hard work to make this process as accessible as possible in a short period of time. It is clear the SBA and the Biden Administration care deeply about ensuring businesses struggling the most can quickly and effectively use this relief program, and we look forward to continued conversations and collaboration to ensure this fund works as intended for the independent restaurant and bar community.” Community business leaders from underserved communities also welcomed RRF assistance as much-needed economic relief and are working with their broad membership bases to navigate the grant application process. “In addition to historically having less operating liquidity and revenue than almost any other small business demographic, Black-owned restaurants received significantly less stimulus funding during the COVID-19 pandemic, heightening challenges and leading to disproportionate closures,” said Ron Busby, Sr., president and CEO, U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. “The USBC believes this initiative and collaboration with the SBA will bring needed resources and relief to these often underserved businesses to aid in stabilization, recovery and ultimately, strengthen our economy.” In addition to restaurant groups and leading advocacy groups for underserved business communities, the SBA has engaged national and state trade associations, and other small business stakeholders in recent weeks to understand their concerns about relief programs. “Small and independent craft breweries are vibrant community gathering places that can be found in nearly every congressional district in the U.S. and contribute to manufacturing, hospitality, retail, tourism, and agricultural industries,” said Bob Pease, president and CEO, Brewers Association. “We are pleased to work with the SBA to promote the Restaurant Revitalization Fund landing page and its available resources, and assist the breweries hit hardest by COVID-19 secure much needed additional relief to help them survive the pandemic and prepare for the restart of the economy.” At all levels, the SBA will continue engaging with stakeholder communities to inform and design delivery of financial assistance programs. As the SBA builds and prepares to roll out the program, this dedicated SBA website is the best source for up-to-date information for eligible restaurants interested in the RRF. ### About the U.S. Small Business Administration The U.S. Small Business Administration makes the American dream of business ownership a reality. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow or expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster. It delivers services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit www.sba.gov. CONTACT: Press Office United States Small Business Administration Press_Office@sba.gov
SNY's NBA Insider Ian Begley details the emergence of Knicks power forward Julius Randle as a candidate to make the All-NBA team. After a disappointing performance last season, Randle is now playing at an elite level and has the Knicks on the cusp of their first playoff berth since 2013.
DALLAS — It’s no small accomplishment, given the developments of the last two years, that Julius Randle has made Knicks fans forget about Kristaps Porzingis. You remember the 7-3 Latvian, right? He is playing well enough for the Mavericks, carrying the same intrigue as a space-the-floor giant with the same injury concerns. But Porzingis wasn’t on the same plane as Randle on Friday night at ...
Less than a year removed from the NBA Finals, the Heat star and former Sixer sounds a little disgruntled with the state of things in Miami. By Adam Hermann
Steven Matz held the Kansas City Royals without a hit into the sixth inning, and Jonathan Davis and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. homered to give the Toronto Blue Jays a 5-1 victory in the seven-inning opener of their doubleheader Saturday. Matz (3-0) only allowed a pair of walks before Nicky Lopez's blooper to left with one out in the sixth. Matz gave up Andrew Benintendi's two-out double later in the inning for the only other blemish on an otherwise dominant performance.
A Louisville Metro Police officer has been arrested after a woman told police that he forced his way into her residence with a gun, then restrained and beat her over a period of hours.
The 13-year-old's death from a police bullet has sparked a citywide look at use of force policies in Chicago.
Tristan Jarry (Pittsburgh Penguins) with a Spectacular Goalie Save vs. Buffalo Sabres, 04/17/2021
IndyCar driver Josef Newgarden has a save-of-the-year candidate on day 1 of his season.