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Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle provided a little more clarity on Kristaps Porzingis’ health status following surgery in October to repair a later meniscus tear in his right knee.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s chief governing partner on Tuesday said he would vote in favor of a proposal to dissolve their troubled coalition, accusing the Israeli leader of repeatedly breaking his promises and pushing Israel closer to its fourth election in two years. The announcement by Defense Minister Benny Gantz that he would vote in favor of a preliminary no-confidence measure on Wednesday did not immediately cause the government to collapse. Rather, it served as a warning by Gantz, who also holds the title of alternate prime minister, that he has run out of patience with Netanyahu and is ready to break up their alliance if a long-overdue budget isn't passed immediately.
Attorney General William Barr said Tuesday the Justice Department has not uncovered evidence of widespread voter fraud that would change the outcome of the 2020 presidential election. His comments come despite President Donald Trump's repeated claims that the election was stolen, and his refusal to concede his loss to President-Elect Joe Biden. In an interview with The Associated Press, Barr said U.S. attorneys and FBI agents have been working to follow up specific complaints and information they've received, but they've uncovered no evidence that would change the outcome of the election.
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Over the past few weeks, administration officials have repeatedly briefed President Donald Trump on data showing that the steep uptick in COVID-19 infections and deaths would likely soon bring one of the darkest chapters of the pandemic to the country.But Trump, according to three sources with knowledge of the situation, has remained unmoved.“It has not changed his approach,” said one senior administration official, who works closely with the task force. The official added that Trump has, at times, responded to such warnings with insistence that his administration accomplished a “miracle” with the development of a COVID vaccine—an elixir for the pandemic fight that the president insisted Joe Biden, the man who bested him in the 2020 election, couldn’t have pulled off.Take a Look at What Trump Was Doing as Thousands Died of COVID-19Trump’s nonchalance in the face of horrifying COVID news is hardly new. Nor are his optimistic boasts about a coming vaccine.And yet, the latest round of downplaying has still sent tremors through the ranks of administration brass and senior public-health officials who not only fear the damage that will likely be done in coming weeks but also sense real, unappreciated hurdles with respect to getting a vaccine to the public.Despite much heralded breakthroughs in vaccine research, state and local officials across the country say they are still unclear about basic operational elements, such as exactly how many doses they will be receiving from the federal government, who specifically in their communities will receive the vaccine first, and how long immunization supplies will last.The inability to get answers to those questions has caused confusion and frustration among those set to take over the COVID fight. And in the sharpest rebuke to date, a member of Biden’s own task force team attacked the Trump administration on Monday for failing to ensure states have what they need to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine.“I keep seeing and hearing that Operation Warp Speed is... prepping airplanes and trucks with special freezer units. And we hear they're gonna drop the vaccine off at a warehouse full of deep freezers somewhere. But I don't hear much more detail about the plan after that,” said Rick Bright, the former director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority and a member of Biden’s coronavirus transition task force. “It’s harder to address that last mile between the loading dock and the patient's arm. The other part that hasn't yet happened in this administration is making sure adequate financial resources have been made available to support immunization programs and to administer the vaccine.”Bright’s warnings aren’t just the isolated frustrations of a now well-known critic of the current administration. (Bright resigned from the federal government in October after he submitted a whistleblower claim alleging his superiors removed him from his post because he pushed back on political pressure to support the use of hydroxychloroquine).Officials across the country say that there’s been a lack of clear messaging from the federal government about how it envisions the country prioritizing the initial round of vaccine doses from Pfizer. While states throughout the U.S. have been in constant conversation with officials associated with Operation Warp Speed—the public-private partnership aimed at fast tracking a coronavirus vaccine—there is widespread anxiety about the details of the vaccine distribution.Every state and territory submitted their interim plans for vaccine distribution in October, many of them drawing on prior disbursement plans as a template for envisioning how a COVID-19 vaccine would reach the public. While most of those plans have been updated after further conversation with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Operation Warp Speed, without more guidance from the federal government on prioritization, plans can only go so far.Last week, for example, a spokesperson for Republican Missouri Gov. Mike Parson said that the state “expected to receive approximately 185,000 doses on initial shipment,” but didn’t “know for sure.” In Pennsylvania, a spokesperson for the state health department said “there are still a number of details being worked through on the federal level regarding the vaccine distribution.” An executive summary of the department’s October vaccination plan anticipated “an extremely limited number of doses in the beginning of its vaccination program,” as it laid out its vaccination priorities.Moderna Says No One Who Took Its Vaccine in Trials Developed Severe COVID SymptomsWhile the White House’s coronavirus task force has urged states for months to try and build trust about the vaccine in their communities, local officials and individuals familiar with the administration’s planning said those efforts have fallen short.“There’s been a total lack of communication from the state about how this is all going to play out,” one senior local official in New Jersey told The Daily Beast, requesting anonymity because they were not authorized to speak on the matter. “That’s probably because state officials are still trying to figure out how to configure who gets this thing first. But we got nurses and doctors asking us who in their hospitals are going to get it and we just don’t have answers right now.”In an interim version of the New Jersey COVID-19 vaccination distribution plan, officials said the state plans to follow CDC recommendations for a phased approach to the vaccine rollout and that it will immunize healthcare workers first. But the state will need to prioritize which healthcare workers go to the head of the line “given expectation of scarce vaccine availability at the onset and potential for supply shortages throughout,” the interim report said. The report also added that New Jersey “does not anticipate that federal funding to NJ to-date will be sufficient to meet the resource needs for this complex, large-scale vaccination program.”Inside President Trump’s COVID task force, vaccine distribution has taken on an increasingly important role and has become one of the most prominent discussion points in the semi-regular briefing with governors. Trump has mostly been MIA on those discussions and meetings, and is convinced—according to two people who have spoken to him since Election Day—that some of the experts, chief among them Fauci, were “wrong” in the past and favored Biden anyway.On Monday, Trump’s chief ally on the task force, radiologist Scott Atlas, announced he was resigning. Some Trump allies and advisers say they expect, or hope, the president will keep his distance from operations going forward.“I’m not sure what the task force members want him to do at this point and why they might need face time. [Scott] Atlas is gone. Let [Vice President] Pence message and lead on COVID,” Joe Grogan, formerly a top domestic policy adviser to President Trump, said on Monday. “[Trump] can direct as president privately behind the scenes and keep the troops in line.”Where Trump has shown some interest, however, is in the pace of vaccine production and distribution. As CNN reported, he had his chief of staff summon the head of the Federal Drug Administration to the White House to get an explanation as to why the agency hadn’t granted emergency use to Pfizer’s vaccine more quickly. Trump also plans to host a vaccine summit next week at the White House with manufacturers and distributors two days before the FDA’s meeting on Pfizer’s Emergency Use Authorization.Some Trump administration health officials concede that the prioritization conversation has been slow moving primarily because the FDA has yet to evaluate the Emergency Use Authorizations from Pfizer and Moderna. But others point to the CDC, saying the agency has been slow to finalize and announce its recommended prioritization scheme.The CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, which helps inform the CDC on prioritization, is set to meet Tuesday afternoon to discuss the details of who within the first tier of COVID-19 vaccine recipients should receive the vaccine first. CDC Director Robert Redfield and Vice President Mike Pence have suggested that vaccination distribution could begin next week and that the “most vulnerable” Americans should receive it first. Both have said that those most vulnerable populations include frontline healthcare workers, nursing home residents and staff, and individuals over the age of 65 with comorbidities.AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine Will Likely Get Tested Again After Trial Error, CEO SaysThe problem, state and local officials say, is it’s unclear from the federal government’s perspective whether there will be enough vaccine availability to even fully reach that group of people. According to multiple state officials and state COVID-19 vaccination distribution plans reviewed by The Daily Beast, there is some concern that there will be shortages of vaccines in the initial round of immunization and that they expect there to be a degree of confusion among residents about not only who is eligible to receive the first doses but also how and when to follow up for a second shot of the vaccination. (The Pfizer vaccine requires two doses within three weeks of each other).Lynn Sutfin, the public information officer for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services told The Daily Beast that officials expect the number of COVID-19 vaccination doses to be “very small” and “available only for front line healthcare workers.”In Ohio, the state’s health department said if only small amounts of the vaccine become available, “those who are most at risk, including those that work in longer term care facilities, nursing homes, and other congregate care facilities, high-risk health care workers and first responders may choose to receive it.”“Specific administration or vaccination details are unavailable until a vaccine is approved by the FDA,” Melanie Amato, a spokesperson for the Ohio Department of Health told The Daily Beast in an email. “...We continue to wait for more guidance from the federal government.”Looking forward to January, members of Biden’s COVID task force say they are already working with states to ensure how best to distribute the vaccine.In an interview with CNN last week, Dr. Celine Gounder, a member of the Biden team, said the president-elect plans on “leaving it to the public health experts and scientists to figure out how best to allocate the limited supply first.”"We want to make sure the science is leading and the politics are out the way, staying out of the way. And at the same time, we want to be communicating and coordinating with the states and at the local levels, in the hospitals and the tribal territories and across jurisdictions, so they don't feel like they're on their own, they don't feel like they have to come up with their own plan, independently,” Bright said. “We want to provide as much guidance and hand in hand coordination at the federal level all the way through to the patient, actually, to make sure there's a consistent, coordinated plan, and no one feels like they're on their own.”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.
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MCR was recently awarded a GSA One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS) Pool 4 contract with a scope covering Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences. GSA's OASIS contracts offer Best-in-Class solutions to make procuring professional services expedient by maximizing streamlined acquisition processes. GSA designed OASIS with seven separate multiple-award, Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity task order orders. This Pool 4 award adds to MCR's other OASIS contracts, including Pool 5A, Pool 5B, and Pool 6. These multiple award contracts give MCR wide access to most federal agencies.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Dec. 01, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- British Columbia Discovery Fund (VCC) Inc., (which is changing its name to British Columbia Discovery Fund Inc.) (the “Fund”), is pleased to announce that effective December 1, 2020 (the “Commencement Date”), the Board of Directors of the Fund is giving effect to various resolutions which were approved by shareholders of the Fund at a meeting of the shareholders held on June 24, 2020 in the manner as set out in the information circular of the Fund dated May 22, 2020 (the “Information Circular”). The Fund has now commenced the voluntary liquidation and dissolution of the Fund pursuant to Part 10 of the Business Corporations Act (British Columbia) (“BCBCA”) (the “Voluntary Liquidation”). In connection with the Voluntary Liquidation, the Fund has appointed The Bowra Group Inc. as liquidator (the “Liquidator”). Effective as of the Commencement Date, the Liquidator will take control of the Fund, conduct the Voluntary Liquidation, and oversee the settlement of the Fund’s obligations, the disposition of the Fund’s remaining assets and the making of final distributions to shareholders. Updates on the status of the Voluntary Liquidation will be available on the Liquidator’s website at www.bowragroup.com.The Fund also confirms that it has received an order from the British Columbia Securities Commission (the “BCSC”) effective on the Commencement Date providing that the Fund has ceased to be a reporting issuer in British Columbia, the only jurisdiction in which it is a reporting issuer. Now that the Fund has ceased to be a reporting issuer, shareholders of the Fund will no longer receive the financial statements or other continuous disclosure documents that reporting issuers are required by securities regulatory authorities to provide to securityholders. Shareholders will no longer receive the benefits of continuous disclosure from the Fund or other regulatory protections afforded shareholders of reporting issuers. As a result of the Fund ceasing to be a reporting issuer, securities of the Fund will no longer be freely tradeable; however, certain exemptions may be available for individual shareholders who wish to transfer their securities between such individual or an associate of the individual, and a RRSP, RRIF, or TFSA established for or by the individual, or under which the individual is a beneficiary.The Fund has cancelled its registration under the Small Business Venture Capital Act (British Columbia) (the “SBVCA”) and is no longer a venture capital corporation pursuant to such Act. As a result, the Fund will no longer be regulated or overseen by the Administrator of the SBVCA.The Fund also confirms that, after satisfying all of its current obligations and liabilities, and after establishing a reserve for the estimated ongoing expenses and obligations of the Fund during the term of the Voluntary Liquidation, it is distributing its residual funds of the Fund to the Fund’s shareholders of record on November 30, 2020 by way of a reduction of capital in the approximate amount of $213,000 ($0.05 per Class A Share).In accordance with the steps for the Voluntary Liquidation as approved by shareholders in the Information Circular, the Liquidator will liquidate the portfolio assets of the Fund upon the occurrence of liquidity events or secondary trading opportunities in the underlying portfolio companies. If the liquidation process extends beyond two years, the Liquidator retains the discretion to accelerate dissolution of the Fund through a forced sale or distribution in kind of the residual portfolio assets to the shareholders.Concurrently with the Liquidator taking control of the Fund and having conduct of the Voluntary Liquidation, both the Fund’s board of directors (Harry Jaako, John A. McEwen, Neal Clarance, and Derek Spratt) and its officers (Harry Jaako, John A. McEwen, Neal Clarance and Charles Cook) have resigned effective as of the Commencement Date. As well, the management agreement between the Fund and Discovery Capital Management Corp. has been terminated and the applicable severance fee payable thereunder has been authorized to be paid.Risk Factors and Forward-Looking InformationThis news release may include statements about expected future events and/or financial results that are forward-looking in nature and subject to risks and uncertainties. The issuer cautions that actual performance will be affected by a number of factors, many of which are beyond the control of the Liquidator.Certain risks include, but are not limited to: the Fund cannot assure its shareholders of the timing or amount of any liquidation distributions. The timing of liquidation of the Fund’s portfolio assets depends on the timing of occurrence of liquidity events in the underlying portfolio companies and the amount of such distributions depends on the proceeds realized from such dispositions which in turn will depend on the many factors that impact the value of the portfolio companies. The Fund will continue to incur expenses that will reduce the value of any liquidation distributions; if the Fund fails to retain sufficient funds to pay the expenses and liabilities actually owed to the Fund’s creditors, each shareholder receiving liquidation distributions could be held liable for payment to the Fund’s creditors, of his, her or its pro rata share of any shortfall, up to the amount actually distributed to each shareholder; the Fund will cease to be a reporting issuer and the Fund’s shareholders will no longer receive the annual and continuous disclosure required to be disseminated to shareholders of reporting issuers; and their Class A Shares will be subject to trading restrictions; if, at the time of a distribution to shareholders, the Fund cannot pass statutory solvency tests, the distribution may be prohibited; there are no assurances that the Liquidator will achieve the same financial results that management might achieve if it had continued as the manager of the Fund pursuant to the Management Agreement; the tax treatment of liquidation distributions may vary from shareholder to shareholder, and shareholders should consult their own tax advisors; and the Class A Shares may, in certain circumstances, cease to be “qualified investments” for “registered plans” for the purposes of the Income Tax Act (Canada).See “Risk Factors” in the Information Circular and available on www.sedar.com.Additional Information Additional information relating to the Voluntary Liquidation and associated matters is contained in the Information Circular, which is available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.The Bowra Group is a boutique financial advisory firm with offices in Vancouver, British Columbia and Edmonton, Alberta. The Bowra Group specializes in insolvency and restructuring and services offered include business restructurings, business viability and performance improvement assessments and turnaround management. The Bowra Group is a Licensed Insolvency Trustee and acts formally as Trustee, Monitor, Receiver and Liquidator in engagements across a variety of industries.Further information about The Bowra Group and updates to shareholders and information on the Voluntary Liquidation of the Fund can be found at www.bowragroup.com.Gordon Brown The Bowra Group Inc. Suite 430 – 505 Burrard Street, Vancouver, B.C. V7M 2C1 Phone: 604-689-8939 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Chicken Salad Chick, the nation's only Southern inspired, fast casual chicken salad restaurant concept, announced today the opening of its relocated restaurant in Hixson, Tennessee. After nearly seven years operating in downtown Chattanooga on Market Street, the brand will be moving to a new location in the suburban area of Hixson to enhance guest experience with a restaurant that features a drive-thru and expanded patio seating. Located at 5100 Hixson Pike, the Hixson restaurant will celebrate its opening on Wednesday, December 9 by offering free chicken salad for a year to the first 100 guests. Those awarded will be properly distanced and will receive a designated return time upon arrival to spread out the number of guests at the restaurant throughout the day.
President-elect Joe Biden called on Congress to approve an economic stimulus plan. He also suggested that a package would be followed up.
Tucson, AZ, Dec. 01, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Associa Arizona recently held “The Future is Now: Best Practices for Conducting Virtual Meetings,” a board training webinar with tips on how to appropriately hold virtual meetings. The educational webinar covered a range of topics related to virtual meeting best practices, including virtual meeting rules, online voting, and the advantages and disadvantages of meeting digitally. Webinar guest speakers included attorneys Scott B. Carpenter, Esq., and Javier B. Delgado, Esq., of Carpenter, Hazlewood, Delgado & Bolen, PLC, a full-service law firm devoted to representing businesses, nonprofits, and community associations. The panel also included Cathi Sleight from Vote HOA Now, an online voting solution used by various HOA boards and management companies to take the time, cost, and hassle out of conducting homeowners’ association elections. Together, the panelists answered questions about conducting business in a virtual environment and electronic voting for board elections. “Understanding how to effectively and correctly hold a virtual board meeting has been a critical part of community operations in the past months and will continue to be an important function of association boards in the future to come,” stated Eli Crenshaw, CMCA®, AMS® Associa Arizona president. “This webinar was designed by our team to identify best practices for conducting virtual meetings and provide board members with access to industry experts who could specify tips for doing so legally and successfully.”With more than 200 branch offices across North America, Associa delivers unsurpassed management and lifestyle services to nearly five million residents worldwide. Our 10,000+ team members lead the industry with unrivaled education, expertise and trailblazing innovation. For more than 40 years, Associa has provided solutions designed to help communities achieve their vision. To learn more, visit www.associaonline.com. Stay Connected: Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/associaSubscribe to the Blog: https://hub.associaonline.com/Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/associaJoin us on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/associa CONTACT: Ashley Cantwell Associa 214-272-4107 email@example.com
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Santa Fe, NM, Dec. 01, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The holiday season offers an opportunity to give a unique gift that will have a lasting, positive impact on the lives of your loved ones. Consider opening an account or making a gift contribution to an existing account with The Education Plan®—New Mexico’s 529 college savings plan.“In the uncertainty of 2020, this year’s holiday season is a good time to look forward to a better future,” said Ted Miller, Executive Director of the Education Trust Board of New Mexico, the state agency that administers The Education Plan®. “With the gift of a college savings plan, you’re investing in the future and helping to ensure that student loan debt is less of a factor for your children—or for your grandchildren.”Plans are easy to set up and can be started for as little as $1. While regular contributions provide the biggest impact on account growth long-term, any contributions that fit into your budget will make a difference. Higher education can lead to better employment opportunities, providing a more secure future for loved ones.If your loved one already has a 529 account, a gift can be made directly to that account. Just ask the account owner to send you the necessary information or a gifting link, and you can make a gift to the account either by check or online.“Studies have shown that a 529 college savings plan can make a tremendous difference,” added Miller. “With as little as $500 saved, a child is three times as likely to go to college and four times as likely to graduate. In today’s workforce, higher education is the starting point for a successful career. Rather than gifting one-time items, opt for a gift that will pave the way to a brighter future.” In addition to making a thoughtful holiday gift, The Education Plan® has many benefits. Contributions are tax-deductible on some state income tax returns and grow tax-free, and there is no tax when funds are used for qualified education expenses. The plan can be used to pay for tuition at a traditional college, community college, professional school or trade school, as well as other expenses including books, computers, software, room and board and meal plans.To learn more about the Education Plan®, visit theeducationplan.com. CONTACT: Joanie Griffin The Education Plan 505-261-4444 firstname.lastname@example.org