War-ravaged areas serve as training grounds for these young Syrian parkour athletes.
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Telos Partners LLC, a subsidiary of OrthoPediatrics Corp. (NASDAQ: KIDS) specializing in the strategic delivery of regulatory, reimbursement and clinician adoption services to the musculoskeletal and wound care industries, is pleased to announce the addition of Erik Waldorff, PhD in the position of Director, Science & Innovation. In this capacity, he will lead the Telos scientific services to lay the foundations of evidence necessary to meet medical device and biotechnology commercialization objectives.
Venezuelan chief prosecutor Tarek Saab on Thursday announced charges against Roland Carreno, the coordinator of opposition political party Popular Will, for alleged "terrorist financing" and conspiracy to destabilize the country. Carreno had been arrested earlier this week in what opposition leader Juan Guaido, a Popular Will member, called a "forced disappearance." Venezuelan authorities did not disclose Carreno's arrest for nearly 24 hours after the party first denounced that he was apprehended by unidentified individuals.
David Guillod, a Hollywood producer out on bail after being charged with rape, sexual assault and kidnapping against four women, has been arrested again on a new sexual assault allegation, Los Angeles police said.
Main Street Financial Services Corp reported its third quarter year to date financial results on October 29, 2020.
Intoxalock joined the Responsibility.org Corporate Partner program as a Founding Member. As a Responsibility.org founding partner, Intoxalock demonstrates our commitment to ending all impaired driving, eliminating underage drinking, and empowering adults to make a lifetime of responsible alcohol choices as part of a balanced lifestyle.
Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA) isn't close to fully recovering from the pandemic-related hit the business has taken in 2020. The theme park segment posted an 81% revenue decline, year over year, thanks to reduced capacity and weak demand at resorts like Universal Orlando and the continued closure of its Universal Hollywood park. The theme park unit lost $200 million compared to a $731 million profit a year earlier.
Ceramics of Italy Offers Design Tips & Renovation Ideas for Creating A Healthy & Stylish Home Environment Porcelain countertop from Ceramica Fondovalle's MyTop line. 3/4" porcelain pavers from Ceramica Rondine's Loft collection, dry laid on top of gravel.New York, NY, Oct. 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- If you've been working from home for the past several months, it's likely that you've spent more than one lunch break and countless weekends daydreaming about (or even planning) a home renovation. If that is true, you’re not alone! COVID-19 and the ensuing global health crisis has led to a fundamental shift in how many people are thinking about their homes. Whether you’re on a quest to create a more hygienic home environment, longing to design your dream kitchen, or eager to build your own outdoor entertainment space, Italian ceramic tile may be the champion of all your design projects.By its very nature, ceramic is a healthy and hygienic material. It’s also extremely durable, water-resistant, and easy to clean, offering a low-maintenance solution for every room in the home. Italian tile in particular comes in an impressive array of colors, patterns, shapes, and sizes, so you’ll never have to compromise beauty for peace of mind. Here are five examples of how Italian ceramic tile can help improve the value and safety of your home.Improve Indoor Air Quality Ceramic tile is one of the healthiest and most hygienic surfacing materials on the market. It is made with natural ingredients like clay and sand and fired at a high temperature to create a hard-wearing, inert surface that’s free of toxic chemicals and VOCs. Because many types of ceramic (including porcelain) are non-porous, they are also hypoallergenic. They do not trap dirt, dust mites, or allergens and are naturally inhospitable to bacteria, mold, and mildew. Some Italian manufacturers even go a step further by offering antimicrobial tiles that actively target and eliminate up to 99.9% of bacteria. Either way, using Italian ceramic tile is a smart choice to reduce bacterial spread, and ultimately, improve the air quality within your home. Create Your Dream KitchenThe kitchen is undoubtedly one of the most utilized rooms in the home. Because of this, it also holds the greatest potential for improving your home’s market value. Ceramic - and porcelain stoneware in particular - is incredibly durable and resistant to staining, scratching, water, and extreme heat, making it a practical solution for a busy kitchen. There are thousands of eye-catching designs and innovative formats to choose from for floors, walls, and even countertops! Italian manufacturers pioneered large-format porcelain slabs that measure up to 5.25’ x 10.5’. They come in a variety of styles - from incredibly realistic material effects like carrara marble and slate to solid colors and patterns. Available in 6, 12 and 20mm thicknesses, the tiles can be installed in one piece, just like a slab of marble or stone, or cut and drilled to fashion tabletops and other custom furniture. Because these slabs have been around for years, most fabricators are comfortable working with the material. Most Italian tile collections also offer decorative pieces, such as mosaics and listels, which are helpful in creating a coordinated backsplash and completing the look of your dream kitchen. With Italian ceramic tile, you can achieve the look of expensive marble without the headache of maintenance associated with it.Renovate Over Existing FloorsItalian companies are pioneers in the tile industry and offer many creative products that make renovating easier. One solution is gauged porcelain tile that can be installed directly over pre-existing surfaces. Because the tiles are just ⅛-¼” thick, they can be installed directly on top of old floors without adding much height to the overall installation. Other examples include floating tile floors that come with a soundproofing mat and special filler, raised pedestals for installing tile over wiring or uneven surfaces, and interlocking tile systems that you can install yourself, further cutting down renovation costs. Create an Instant Outdoor SpaceThe pandemic has caused everyone to rethink the way we live, work, and gather. A recent study conducted by Realtor.com revealed that one of the top “must-have” items for prospective homebuyers at the moment is an outdoor living space. As we all spend more time outdoors, it’s important to create an atmosphere that is not only functional, but also stylish and inviting. Italian tile makes it easy to create an instant outdoor living room with thick porcelain tiles that can be used as pavers. The tiles are ¾” thick and can be dry-laid over grass, gravel, and sand for easy installation. They are also non-porous, slip-resistant, and UV- & weather-resistant, ensuring they will still look good for years to come.Reduce Your Energy BillCeramic has been used as a heat conductor since ancient times. Its thermal mass reduces peak heating and cooling, acting as a natural insulator and creating a more stable and comfortable indoor environment. It’s also one of the best options for radiant floor heating since it retains heat for longer, helping to reduce your heating bills and overall energy consumption! Ceramics of Italy is the trademark for over 100 Italian manufacturers of ceramic tiles, sanitaryware and tableware. For more information on the Italian ceramics industry and tile products available in the U.S. market, visit www.ceramica.info or follow Ceramics of Italy on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for inspiration. 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NACEPF and Mobile Beacon donate over $400,000 to support international and domestic educational initiativesJohnston, RI, Oct. 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The educational nonprofit, North American Catholic Educational Programming Foundation, Inc. (NACEPF), and its subsidiary Mobile Beacon are proud to announce the donation of over $400,000 to support the educational programs of buildOn. buildOn empowers U.S. youth to transform their neighborhoods and the world through intensive community service. Globally, they’re constructing a new school every two days in some of the economically poorest countries around the world.This year, NACEPF committed to building 10 additional primary schools and financially supporting the establishment of 14 adult literacy programs in Mali, Malawi, Senegal, Nepal, and Haiti. Mobile Beacon is funding the service-learning series that occurs in 28 high schools in six under-served urban regions across the country. buildOn’s Service Learning Programs empower students to become leaders in their communities by exploring the challenges they face and developing solutions through volunteer service.“Mobile Beacon and our parent company NACEPF are once again honored to continue our partnership with buildOn,” Katherine Messier, Director of Development for NACEPF and Executive Director of Mobile Beacon said. “As an educational nonprofit we believe that high-quality education is society’s great equalizer, and is indispensable for the foundation of a thriving society. buildOn’s international and domestic programs provide high-quality education, teaches illiterate adults how to read, and introduces the importance of service-learning to high-school students. Also, we’ve been impressed by how buildOn quickly pivoted during the pandemic to complete the construction of its schools overseas and for its US students to continue to find ways to serve their communities safely during the pandemic. Mobile Beacon remains committed to supporting organizations focused on building community and fostering an environment of equity and justice.”“We are so very grateful for our partnership with NACEPF and Mobile Beacon! Over the last four years, we have built 30 schools together in Burkina Faso, Guatemala, Haiti, Malawi, Mali, Nepal, Nicaragua, and Senegal,” Jim Ziolkowski, Founder & CEO of buildOn said. “Each of these schools will educate children from some of the economically poorest villages in the world. Because of the global pandemic, the stakes are even higher for communities living in extreme poverty. NACEPF and Mobile Beacon have heard the call and in 2021 will help us build another 10 schools. So on behalf of generations of children, I want to thank them for helping us break the cycle of poverty, illiteracy, and low expectations around the world!!!”This relationship began in 2017 with the construction of 10 schools in Burkina Faso, Guatemala, Haiti, Malawi, Mali, Nepal, Nicaragua, and Senegal. It has since grown to include over 30 constructed schools, funding adult literacy programs, and supporting buildOn’s Service Learning Programs in U.S. high schools. In the past year alone, 806 people are learning to read through adult literacy programs, and in the U.S 1,571 students have completed over 21,000 volunteer service hours. About Mobile Beacon: Mobile Beacon provides high-speed, low-cost, mobile internet access to the anchors of communities: the nonprofits, schools, libraries, and healthcare organizations that provide vital services to millions of Americans every day. Through this broadband service, organizations have an essential tool to fulfill their missions and maximize their philanthropic impact, which allows organizations to access more information, reach more people, and help more in their communities. Learn more at www.mobilebeacon.org. About NACEPF: North American Catholic Educational Programming Foundation, Inc. (NACEPF) is a Rhode Island-based 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization and the second-largest Educational Broadband Service (EBS) licensee in the United States. NACEPF’s broadband service, religious and educational programming, and advocacy efforts support education at every level. NACEPF’s worldwide philanthropic efforts focus on providing access to the resources essential to human development and well-being. This includes access to healthy food, clean water, safe housing, education, healthcare, and faith-based services. NACEPF’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Mobile Beacon, provides broadband service to educational, nonprofit, and community anchor institutions throughout the United States. To learn more, visit www.nacepf.net.About buildOn: At home or abroad, buildOn’s mission is to break the cycle of poverty, illiteracy and low expectations through service and education. Across the U.S., buildOn empowers youth to transform their neighborhoods through intensive community service and to change the world by building schools in some of the economically poorest countries in the world. Since 1991, buildOn has empowered more than 2 million hours of volunteer service in the U.S. and constructed 1,781 schools worldwide, with more than 240,000 children and adults attending these schools every day. For more information, visit www.buildon.org. CONTACT: Lauren Yergeau Mobile Beacon 2036879570 firstname.lastname@example.org
Tony La Russa, the Hall of Famer who won a World Series with the Oakland Athletics and two more with the St. Louis Cardinals, is returning to manage the Chicago White Sox 34 years after they fired him. The 76-year-old La Russa rejoins the franchise where his managing career began more than four decades ago. “We are extremely excited about the future of this team,” general manager Rick Hahn said Thursday.
Colombian senator Feliciano Valencia, a member of the Andean country's Nasa indigenous community, said on Thursday he had escaped uninjured from a shooting attack in southwestern Cauca province. Valencia recently acted as a spokesman for protests which drew thousands of indigenous people to capital Bogota. Marchers demanded a meeting with President Ivan Duque to discuss better protection of their lands, violence against local activists and recent mass killings.
David Letterman reflected on the late Regis Philbin during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live
Danny Elfman has unveiled the very creepy music video for 'Happy,' his first solo pop song in over 30 years.
America goes to the polls on Tuesday (well, actually, America has been early voting for a few weeks, now), and while Democrat Joe Biden has a solid lead in the polls, there is some of evidence that President Trump may still win a second term. Finally, with all of the early voting, mass absentee ballots, and possible extended counting deadlines, we might not know on Tuesday night who the winner is.It’s a situation made of uncertainty, and financial markets don’t like that. Which brings us to dividend stocks. Investors want a pad, something to protect their portfolio in case of a market drop, and dividends offer just that. These profit-sharing payments to stockholders provide a steady income stream, that typically stays reliable even in a modest downturn. Wall Street’s analysts have been doing some of the footwork for us, pinpointing dividend-paying stocks that have kept up high yields, at least 8% to be exact. Opening up the TipRanks database, we examine the details behind those payments to find out what else makes these stocks compelling buys.Altria Group, Inc. (MO)We’ll start with Altria Group, the tobacco company best known for its iconic Marlboro cigarettes. Altria, like many of the so-called ‘sin stocks,’ is one of the market’s dividend champions, with a long history of reliable, high-yielding payments. The company has benefited from a psychological quirk of human nature during such a wild year as 2020: People will hunker down if necessary, but they won’t give up their small pleasures.Cigarettes are exactly that, and even though overall smoking rates have been declining in recent years, Altria saw stable financial results in the last few quarters. The first and second quarters both showed $1.09 in earnings, well above the 97 cents expected in Q1 and modest beat against Q2’s $1.06 forecast. Revenues hit $5.06 billion in Q2, in-line with the two previous quarters.Looking ahead, analysts expect Altria to post $1.15 per share in earnings on $5.5 billion in revenues when it reports Q3 results. That report is due out tomorrow morning. Meeting those results will help Altria maintain its dividend – although the company has a long-standing, very public, commitment to do just that. Altria has kept its dividend reliable for the past 12 years, and for the last payment, made it September, the company even slightly raised the payout by 2.4%. The current dividend is 86 cents per common share, or $3.44 annualized, and yields an impressive 8.8%.Looking at Altria in the lead-up to the Q3 report, Deutsche Bank analyst Stephen Powers writes, “[We] are positively biased on company fundamentals as we approach MO's results next week—reinforced by healthy scanned channel demand intraquarter across MO's core tobacco businesses, with particular strength in cigarettes driven by the Marlboro brand… we believe continued operational execution in its core business will enable MO to more credibly position itself as a stable core tobacco investment…”Powers rates the stock as a Buy, and his $51 price target implies a 37% upside for the coming year. (To watch Powers’ track record, click here)Overall, Altria has a Moderate Buy rating from the analyst consensus, based on 3 Buys and 2 Holds set in recent weeks. The stock’s current share price is $37.04, and the average price target of $46 suggests a 24% one-year upside. (See MO stock analysis on TipRanks)American Finance Trust (AFIN)Next on our list is a Real Estate Investment Trust, a REIT. These companies are known for their high dividends, a fact resulting from a quirk of tax regulation. REITs are required to return a certain percentage of profits directly to shareholders, and dividends are one of the surest means of compliance. AFIN, which focuses its portfolio on single- and multi-tenant service-retail properties, is typical for its niche.And its niche has been solid. AFIN boasts major companies like Home Depot, Lowe’s, and Dollar General among its top ten tenants, and announced earlier this month that it has collected over 91% of its third quarter rents. Looking ahead to Q3 results next week, EPS is expected at 23 cents, a 15% increase from Q2. The company offers a monthly dividend, at a rate of 7.1 cents per common share, instead of the more common quarterly payments. The monthly format allows some flexibility in managing adjustments to the payout rate; in April, AFIN reduced the dividend from 9 cents to 7.1 as part of efforts to manage the corona crisis effects on business. The current payment annualizes to 85.2 cents per share, and yields a robust 14.7%. This is more than 7x higher than the average dividend yield found among S&P 500 companies.B. Riley analyst Bryan Maher notes the difficulties that AFIN has faced, as a property owner and manager during an economic downturn, but is confident in the company’s ability to meet the challenges.“Like most REIT's, AFIN has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, which is not surprising given its portfolio has a large number of service retail assets. However, 71% of the portfolio is necessity-focused retail, with the balance being distribution and office properties. As such, AFIN collected 84% of cash rents due in 2Q20, including 96% of the cash rent due from its top 20 tenants. Cash rent collection for July improved to 88%. AFIN has been proactive in working with certain tenants to negotiate rent deferrals/credits…” Maher noted. To this end, Maher rates AFIN stock a Buy, and gives it a $10 price target. At current trading levels, this implies a strong one-year upside potential of 76%. (To watch Maher’s track record, click here)AFIN is priced at $5.69, and its average target matches Maher’s, at $10. The stock has a Moderate Buy from the analyst consensus, based on an even split between Buy and Hold reviews. (See AFIN stock analysis on TipRanks)Golub Capital BDC (GBDC)Last but not least is Golub Capital, a business development company and asset manager. Golub works with middle market companies, providing solutions for financing and lending. The company boasts a market cap of $2.2 billion, as well as over $30 billion in capital under management.In the months since the corona virus crisis hit the economy, Golub has seen a depressed share price and high volatility in its earnings. The stock is down 28% year-to-date. Earnings, which collapsed in 4Q19, have been bouncing in 2020. The first quarter showed 33 cent per share, while the Q2 figure came in at 28 cents. Looking ahead, the forecast expects a repeat of the second quarter EPS figure, 28 cents. Revenues have been just as volatile; the first quarter saw a deep net loss, but Q2 saw the top line bounce back to $145 million. This was the highest quarterly revenue figure in the past year.Golub believes in keeping up the dividend for investors, offering not only a reliable regular payment but also periodic special dividends. The company adjusted the payment earlier this year, both to keep it affordable during the coronavirus crisis and to keep the yield from getting too high. The result was a 12% cut, making the current payment 29 cents per common share quarterly. This still gives a high yield of 9.16%, which compares well to the 2.5% average found among finance sector peers.Finian O’Shea, from Well Fargo, notes that Golub has recently announced a $2 billion unsecured debt issue, a move that gives the company plenty of liquidity in a difficult time. He writes, “GBDC isn’t paying a hefty premium for unsecureds to begin with... We think the improved flexibility and longer tenor of unsecureds make them an attractive addition to the right side of the balance sheet, and see it as a vote of confidence in GBDC’s underlying portfolio.”O’Shea reiterates his Overweight (i.e. Buy) rating on this stock. His price target, at $13.50, indicates room for a modest 6% upside. (To watch O’Shea’s track record, click here)Like AFIN above, Golub Capital has a Moderate Buy consensus rating, with 1 each Buy and Hold reviews. The stock’s average price target matches O’Shea’s, at $13.50. (See Golub’s stock analysis at TipRanks)To find good ideas for dividend stocks trading at attractive valuations, visit TipRanks’ Best Stocks to Buy, a newly launched tool that unites all of TipRanks’ equity insights.Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the featured analysts. The content is intended to be used for informational purposes only. It is very important to do your own analysis before making any investment.
"I'm a regional champion junior lifeguard, junior water polo Olympian and football player. I live and play outdoors daily," said the 12-year-old inventor with autism, from Long Beach, Calif. "I needed an improved method for applying sunscreen to the face, so I invented FACESCREEN. My design is easy to apply by myself, is mess-free, and allows me to apply sunscreen evenly without missing spots."
Cryoport, Inc. (NASDAQ: CYRX) ("Cryoport" or the "Company"), a global leader in life sciences solutions, today announced that the Company will report financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2020 on Thursday, November 5, 2020 after U.S. markets close.
The "Floating Covers Market - By Type, By Applications, and By Region - Global Industry Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis, and Forecast, 2020 -2026" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLKB), the world's leading cloud software company powering social good, announced today that the company had to postpone its conference call to discuss third quarter results due to a network outage impacting the conference call provider. The conference call will now be held on Friday, October 30 at 8:00 a.m. ET to discuss the company's financial results.
Gilead Sciences has sunk to a new low for the move down today. There was a Point and Figure chart of $69 noted. In this updated daily bar chart of GILD, below, we can see that prices have been in a downward drive since late July.
(Bloomberg) -- U.S. stocks bounced back a day after their biggest rout in four months, with investors encouraged by better-than-forecast economic data even as they kept a wary eye on growing coronavirus infections.The S&P 500 Index headed to its biggest gain in three weeks, getting an extra lift in the afternoon after President Donald Trump said he plans “a very big package” of stimulus after the election. Investors also looked toward earnings reports from Apple Inc., Amazon.com Inc., Alphabet Inc. and Facebook Inc. due after the close. The dollar strengthened and Treasury yields rose after reports showed record growth in the third quarter and a drop in weekly jobless claims.In Europe, stocks edged lower. The euro extended its decline after the European Central Bank paved the way for a package of fresh easing in December to deal with a worsening economic outlook.Even with Thursday’s gains, global equities are headed for the worst weekly decline since March amid new lockdown measures and U.S. politicians’ failure to agree to a stimulus plan before the Nov. 3 election. The Covid-19 surge in the Midwest rose to a record, led by single-day highs in Kansas, Iowa and South Dakota as the region’s outbreak spread toward both coasts.“The market clearly has concerns about Covid and shutdowns but it would not surprise me at all if in a week or two there’s a completely different narrative,” said Evan Brown, head of multi-asset strategy at UBS Asset Management. “Ultimately we’re going to get a safe and effective vaccine.”Facebook and Alphabet are expected to report revenue growth aided by a rebound in the market for digital-advertising when they release third-quarter earnings later Thursday. Performance by peers Snap Inc. and Pinterest Inc. suggest that user growth generated by pandemic lockdowns is starting to boost spending as brands shift ad budgets to online platforms.Stocks slumped in Asia, with losses for the main indexes in Japan, Australia and Hong Kong.Here are the main market moves:StocksThe S&P 500 Index rose 1.8% as of 2:13 p.m. New York time.The Nasdaq 100 Index increased 2.4%.The Stoxx Europe 600 Index fell 0.1%.The MSCI Asia Pacific Index decreased 0.3%.CurrenciesThe Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index increased 0.5%.The British pound declined 0.6% to $1.2908.The euro weakened 0.8% to $1.1652.The Japanese yen fell 0.3% to 104.68 per dollar.BondsThe yield on 10-year Treasuries rose five basis points to 0.83%.Germany’s 10-year yield declined one basis point to -0.64%.Britain’s 10-year yield rose one basis point to 0.22%.CommoditiesWTI crude declined 2.8% to $36.32 a barrel.Gold weakened 0.5% to $1,858.58 an ounce.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.