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The leader of Uganda's main opposition party, Bobi Wine, said troops raided its headquarters on Monday as staff tried to prepare a legal challenge to President Yoweri Museveni's declared victory in an election last week. Wine, who is himself under house arrest, said party leaders were now on the run. "Our party office has been raided by the military and been cordoned off," Wine told Reuters.
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Prior to the pandemic, many apartment complexes were engaging communities thanks to programming calendars filled with the likes of exercise classes, barbecues, and other in-person events. Now, there are property managers and landlords who are using technology to create a virtual calendar of events and programs that continue to foster a safe and socially distant community of tenants. If you've never thought about community programming for your tenants, or if you've had in-person events sidelined because of COVID-19, here are some ways to keep your tenants engaged with their neighbors and happy that they live in your building.
ROBIT PLC STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE 18 JANUARY 2021 AT 2.00 PM PROPOSALS OF ROBIT PLC SHAREHOLDERS’ NOMINATION COMMITTEE FOR THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2021 Robit Plc Shareholders’ Nomination Committee has prepared proposals on the Members of the Board of Directors and the remuneration of the Board of Directors for the Annual General Meeting 2021. Number and Election of Board Members The Nomination Committee proposes to the Annual General Meeting that six (6) Members will be elected to the Board of Directors. The Nomination Committee proposes Kim Gran, Mammu Kaario, Mikko Kuitunen, Anne Leskelä, Kalle Reponen and Harri Sjöholm to the Annual General Meeting to be re-elected as the Members of the Board of Directors for the term ending at the close of the next Annual General Meeting. Information on the proposed persons relevant to the work of the Board of Directors are available on the Company’s website. All nominees have given their consent to their election and are independent of the Company and its significant shareholders, except for Harri Sjöholm, who is dependent on the Company and a major shareholder. Harri Sjöholm is a major shareholder in Five Alliance Oy, which holds 26.86 percent of Robit Plc’s shares. Remuneration of the Board of Directors The Nomination Committee proposes to the Annual General Meeting that the annual remuneration of the Chairman of the Board of Directors is EUR 45,000 euros, of which 40% is paid in shares and the remaining 60% is withholding tax, which the Company withholds and pays to the tax authorities. The annual remuneration of a Member of the Board of Directors is EUR 30,000 euros, of which 40% is paid in shares and the remaining 60% is withholding tax, which the Company withholds and pays to the tax authorities. In addition, the Nomination Committee proposes that the Members and Chairman of the Board of Directors will be paid for Board and Committee meetings a meeting fee of EUR 500 per meeting attended by them. In addition, travel, accommodation, and other expenses are reimbursed. The annual remuneration for the entire term of office will be paid to the Members and Chairman of the Board of Directors in December 2021. The shares that form part of the remuneration payable to the Chairman of the Board and to the Board Members can be new shares issued by the Company or shares acquired thereby pursuant to an authorization provided to the Board of Directors by the General Meeting. The receiver of the remuneration will pay the applicable transfer tax. The proposals of the Nomination Committee will be included in the notice to convene the Annual General Meeting. The following persons serve on the shareholders’ Nomination Committee: Timo Sallinen, Head of Listed Securities, Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company (Chairman), Harri Sjöholm, Chairman, Five Alliance Oy, Tuomas Virtala, CEO, Asset Management, OP Financial Group, and Jukka Vähäpesola, Head of Equities, Elo Mutual Pension Insurance Company, as the other members. ROBIT PLCHarri Sjöholm Chairman of the Board Further information: Harri Sjöholm, Chairman of the Board +358 40 062 2092 firstname.lastname@example.org Distribution: Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd Key media www.robitgroup.com Robit is a strongly internationalized growth company servicing global customers and selling drilling consumables for applications in underground and surface mining, construction, geotechnical and well drilling. The company's offering is divided into two product and service ranges: Top Hammer and Down-the-Hole. Robit has own sales and service points in 9 countries as well as an active sales network in 100 countries. Robit’s manufacturing units are located in Finland, South Korea, Australia and the UK. Robit’s shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. Further information is available at: www.robitgroup.com.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 18, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Titan Mining Corporation (TSX:TI) (“Titan” or the “Company”) announces it has extended the maturity dates of its credit facilities with each of the Bank of Nova Scotia and a company controlled by Titan’s Executive Chairman (the “Lender”). The maturity date of the Company's senior secured revolving credit facility with a limit of US$10,000,000 with the Bank of Nova Scotia has been extended from April 3, 2021 to April 3, 2022. The maturity date of the Company’s second ranking secured credit facility of US$20,710,000 with the Lender has been extended from November 30, 2021 to April 5, 2022. In consideration of the extension of the Company’s credit facility with the Lender, the Company has agreed to pay an extension/origination fee to the Lender in the amount of US$71,492. Don Taylor, CEO commented “I am pleased we were able to extend the maturity of these credit facilities providing more flexibility to our capital structure. While 2020 was a challenging year our team at the Empire State Mine continues to improve the performance and the profitability of the mine. In addition, we anticipate our updated preliminary economic assessment for the Empire State Mine will allow us to highlight the short and longer term potential of the mine. In addition, our comprehensive exploration program at Mineral Ridge in Nevada is well underway and is expected to provide drill results in the coming months.” About Titan Mining Corporation Titan is an Augusta Group company which produces zinc concentrate at its 100%-owned Empire State Mine (“ESM”) located in New York state. In addition, Titan has an option to earn a 100% interest in the Mineral Ridge gold property in Esmeralda County, Nevada that is drill-ready, fully permitted and has the potential for growth through exploration. Titan is built for growth, focused on value and committed to excellence. The Company’s shares are listed under the symbol "TI" on the Toronto Stock Exchange. For more information on the Company, please visit our website at www.titanminingcorp.com. Contact For further information, please contact: Lynette Gould SVP Investor Relations Telephone: 604-687-1717 Email: email@example.com Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Information This press release contains certain forward-looking statements. Words such as “will”, “anticipate” and “expect” or similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These statements include statements regarding our intent, or the beliefs or current expectations of our officers and directors, and include statements that we anticipate our updated preliminary economic assessment for the Empire State Mine will allow us to highlight the short and longer term potential of the mine and that we expect to be able to provide drill results for Mineral Ridge in the coming months. Although Titan believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements and information are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements since Titan can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. These statements are based on a variety of assumptions including assumptions made about the results of the Company’s updated preliminary economic assessment at the Empire State Mine and the Company’s ability to advance exploration efforts at Mineral Ridge. These statements are also subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that may cause the actual results or events to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including but not limited to the risks, uncertainties and other factors described in greater detail in the Company’s Management’s Discussion and Analysis and Annual Information Form for the year ended December 31, 2019, available at www.sedar.com. Titan undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required by law.
Facedrive Inc. ("Facedrive") (TSXV: FD), a Canadian "people-and-planet first" technology ecosystem, announces a non-brokered private placement of up to 1,481,481 common shares of the Company ("Shares"), for aggregate gross proceeds of up to $20,000,000 at a price of $13.50 per Share (the "Offering"). There will be no warrants issued as part of the Offering; all shares acquired by a placee will be subject to a four-month hold period from the date of issuance.
TORONTO, Jan. 18, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gran Colombia Gold Corp. (TSX: GCM; OTCQX: TPRFF) announced today the details for the forthcoming quarterly repayment of its 8.25% Senior Secured Gold-Linked Notes due 2024 (the “Gold Notes”) (TSX: GCM.NT.U) as follows: Payment date:February 1, 2021Record date:January 25, 2021Cash payment amount:Approximately US$0.11958030 per US$1.00 principal amount of Gold Notes issued and outstanding representing an amortization payment of the principal amount of approximately US$0.08128079 per US$1.00 principal amount of Gold Notes and a gold premium of approximately US$0.03829951 per US$1.00 principal amount of Gold Notes. Based on the London P.M. Fix on January 15, 2021 of US$1,839.00 per ounce, the aggregate amount of the cash payments on the Payment Date will be US$4,248,090, of which US$2,887,500 will be applied to reduce the aggregate principal amount of the Gold Notes issued and outstanding and the balance represents the Gold Premium.Principal amount issuedand outstanding:As of today’s date, there is a total of US$35,525,000 principal amount of Gold Notes issued and outstanding. After this quarterly repayment, the aggregate principal amount of the Gold Notes will be reduced to US$32,637,500. Monthly Dividend Declaration Gran Colombia also announced today that its Board of Directors has declared the next monthly dividend of CA$0.015 per common share will be paid on February 15, 2021 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on January 29, 2021. On January 12, 2021, OTC Market Groups Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM) announced that Gran Colombia has been added to the OTCQX Dividend Index (.OTCQXDIV) which tracks dividend-paying U.S. and international OTCQX companies. About Gran Colombia Gold Corp. Gran Colombia is a Canadian-based mid-tier gold producer with its primary focus in Colombia where it is currently the largest underground gold and silver producer with several mines in operation at its high-grade Segovia Operations. Gran Colombia owns approximately 53.5% of Caldas Gold Corp. (TSX-V: CGC; OTCQX: ALLXF), a Canadian mining company currently advancing a major expansion and modernization of its underground mining operations at its Marmato Project in Colombia. Gran Colombia’s project pipeline includes its Zancudo Project in Colombia, currently in the process of being spun out to ESV Resources Ltd. (TSX-V: ESV.H) together with an approximately 18% equity interest in Gold X Mining Corp. (TSXV: GLDX) (Guyana – Toroparu) and an approximately 26% equity interest in Western Atlas Resources Inc. (“Western Atlas”) (TSX-V: WA) (Nunavut – Meadowbank). Additional information on Gran Colombia can be found on its website at www.grancolombiagold.com and by reviewing its profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Cautionary Statement on Forward-Looking Information: This news release contains "forward-looking information", which may include, but is not limited to, statements with respect to payments of its Gold Notes and dividends and anticipated business plans or strategies. Often, but not always, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as "plans", "expects", "is expected", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates", or "believes" or variations (including negative variations) of such words and phrases, or state that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will" be taken, occur or be achieved. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Gran Colombia to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements are described under the caption "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Information Form dated as of March 30, 2020 which is available for view on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Forward-looking statements contained herein are made as of the date of this press release and Gran Colombia disclaims, other than as required by law, any obligation to update any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, results, future events, circumstances, or if management's estimates or opinions should change, or otherwise. There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, the reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. For Further Information, Contact:Mike DaviesChief Financial Officer(416) firstname.lastname@example.org
TORONTO, Jan. 18, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Caldas Gold Corp. (TSX-V: CGC; OTCQX: ALLXF) announced today that it has received official notification from the Agencia Nacional de Mineria (“ANM”) confirming approval of the technical information related to its request for a 30-year extension of its Marmato mining contract 014-89M. With the economic conditions and technical approval now complete, the Company and the ANM are finalizing the legal documents for the mining title extension. The Company expects that the extension process will be completed before the end of January at which time it will proceed with the closing of the Aris Gold transaction. About Caldas Gold Corp. Caldas Gold is a Canadian junior mining company currently advancing a major expansion and modernization of its underground mining operations at its Marmato Project in the Department of Caldas, Colombia. Caldas Gold also owns 100% of the Juby Project, an advanced exploration-stage gold project located within the Shining Tree area in the southern part of the Abitibi greenstone belt about 100 km south-southeast of the Timmins gold camp. On November 23, 2020, Caldas Gold announced it had entered into a transaction with a group of investors, principally referred by Aris Gold Corporation, that resulted in a C$85 million private placement completed on December 3, 2020 and will result in changes to the management and the board of directors of the Company as well as a change in the Company’s name to “Aris Gold Corporation”. The net proceeds of the Aris Gold private placement, the management and board changes and the Company name change will all occur once certain escrow release conditions are met, including completion of the Marmato mining title extension. Additional information on Caldas Gold can be found on its website at www.caldasgold.ca and by reviewing its profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Cautionary Statement on Forward-Looking Information: This press release contains "forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation concerning the business, operations and financial performance of Caldas Gold. Forward-looking statements in this press release, which are all statements other than statements of historical fact, include, but are not limited to the extension, and timing thereof, of the Company’s Marmato mining title and anticipated business plans or strategies. Often, but not always, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as "plans", "expects", "is expected", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates", or "believes" or variations (including negative variations) of such words and phrases, or state that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will" be taken, occur or be achieved. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Caldas Gold to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements include the other risk factors as described under the caption "Risk Factors" in the Company's annual information form for the financial year ended December 31, 2019 dated as of August 17, 2020 which is available for view on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Forward-looking statements contained herein are made as of the date of this press release and Caldas Gold disclaims, other than as required by law, any obligation to update any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, results, future events, circumstances, or if management's estimates or opinions should change, or otherwise. There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, the reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. For Further Information, Contact: Mike Davies Chief Financial Officer (416) 360-4653 email@example.com
Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) is set to report results for its fourth and final quarter of 2020 on Tuesday after the market close. People were signing up for its service by the tens of millions at the onset of the pandemic, but that subscriber growth slowed in the third quarter. This latest period will be an interesting one as coronavirus cases are still surging worldwide, and perhaps people were again drawn to in-home entertainment options like Netflix during the holiday season.
PHOENIX, Jan. 18, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mesa Air Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MESA) will release its first quarter earnings for fiscal year 2021 after the market closes on Tuesday, February 9. The company will also host a conference call to discuss the results on February 9 at 4:30 pm Eastern Time. The call can be accessed by dialing 888-469-2054 and entering the passcode: PHOENIX (7463649). There will also be a listen-only webcast on Mesa’s website (https://edge.media-server.com/mmc/p/ayfjv9i9). A recorded version will be available on Mesa’s website approximately two hours after the call (http://investor.mesa-air.com). About Mesa Air Group, Inc.Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, Mesa Air Group, Inc. is the holding company of Mesa Airlines, a regional air carrier providing scheduled passenger service to 116 cities in 42 states, the District of Columbia, the Bahamas, and Mexico as well as cargo services out of Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. As of December 31st, 2020, Mesa has a fleet of 161 aircraft with approximately 420 daily departures and 3,200 employees. Mesa operates all of its flights as either American Eagle, United Express, or DHL Express flights pursuant to the terms of capacity purchase agreements entered into with American Airlines, Inc., United Airlines, Inc., and DHL. Investor RelationsBrian Gillmaninvestor@mesa-air.com MediaMatthew Harrismedia@mesa-air.com
Partnership to leverage media advertising, custom content, esports sponsorships, influencer marketing, and entertainment activations across Enthusiast’s diversified fan engagement platformTORONTO, Jan. 18, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Enthusiast Gaming Holdings Inc. (“Enthusiast Gaming” or the “Company”) (TSX: EGLX)(OTCQB: ENGMF)(FSE: 2AV), the largest gaming platform in North America, reaching over 300 million monthly video game and esports fans worldwide, is excited to announce that it has signed Samsung to an integrated sponsorship deal, leveraging Enthusiast Gaming’s media, content, esports and entertainment platforms. The multi-platform sponsorship will utilize the breadth of Enthusiast Gaming’s reach in the coveted Gen Z and Millennial demographics, to help drive awareness and market share for Samsung’s gaming focused computing components and accessories. The sponsorship activation will be rolled out across Enthusiast Gaming’s entire platform including: Product placement and promotional activity with team influencers and brand ambassadors, including during live streamed content,Luminosity Gaming team sponsorship, including logo placements on team jerseys and at various entertainment activations,Custom content integrations within certain Enthusiast media Web and You Tube properties,Logo placement on social media channels,Display media advertising across Enthusiast media channels,Sponsorship of 2021 EGLX event “We are thrilled to announce Samsung as an Enthusiast gaming partner and to work with them across our suite of integrated media, esports and entertainment assets to create awareness and drive share for their leading PC offerings, exclusively designed for gamers," commented Adrian Montgomery, CEO of Enthusiast Gaming. “It is an honour to work with Samsung, a global leader in electronics, and to have their logo on our Luminosity jerseys.” About Enthusiast Gaming Enthusiast Gaming (TSX: EGLX)(OTCQB: ENGMF)(FSE: 2AV) is building the world’s largest social network of communities for gamers and esports fans that reaches over 300 million gaming enthusiasts on a monthly basis. Already the largest gaming platform in North America and the United Kingdom, the Company’s business is comprised of four main pillars: Esports, Content, Talent and Entertainment. Enthusiast Gaming’s esports division, Luminosity Gaming, is a leading global esports franchise that consists of 7 professional esports teams under ownership and management, including the Vancouver Titans Overwatch team and the Seattle Surge Call of Duty team. Enthusiast’s gaming content division includes 2 of the top 20 gaming media and entertainment video brands with BCC Gaming and Arcade Cloud, reaching more than 50MM unique viewers a month across 9 YouTube pages, 8 Snapchat shows and related Facebook, Instagram and TikTok accounts. Its 100 gaming-related websites including The Sims Resource, Destructoid, and The Escapist collectively generate 1.1 billion page views monthly. Enthusiast’s talent division works with nearly 1,000 YouTube creators generating nearly 3 billion views a month working with leading gamer talent such as Pokimane, Flamingo, Anomaly, and The Sidemen. Enthusiast’s entertainment business includes Canada’s largest gaming expo, EGLX (eglx.com), and the largest mobile gaming event in Europe, Pocket Gamer Connects (pgconnects.com). For more information on the Company visit enthusiastgaming.com. For more information on Luminosity Gaming visit luminosity.gg. Neither the TSX Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. This news release contains certain statements that may constitute forward-looking information under applicable securities laws. All statements, other than those of historical fact, which address activities, events, outcomes, results, developments, performance or achievements that Enthusiast anticipates or expects may or will occur in the future (in whole or in part) should be considered forward-looking information. Often, but not always, forward-looking information can be identified by the use of words such as "plans", "expects", "is expected", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates", or "believes" or variations (including negative variations) of such words and phrases, or statements formed in the future tense or indicating that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will" (or other variations of the forgoing) be taken, occur, be achieved, or come to pass. Forward-looking statements in this news release include, but are not limited to statements relating to the Enthusiast Gaming's future growth in periods of increased market advertiser demand. Forward-looking statements are based on assumptions, including expectations and assumptions concerning: interest and foreign exchange rates; capital efficiencies, cost saving and synergies; growth and growth rates; the success in the esports and media industry; and and the Company’s growth plan. While Enthusiast Gaming considers these assumptions to be reasonable, based on information currently available, they may prove to be incorrect. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. In addition, forward-looking statements necessarily involve known and unknown risks, including, without limitation, risks related risks associated with general economic conditions; adverse industry events; future legislative, tax and regulatory developments. Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list is not exhaustive and other risks set out in Enthusiast Gaming public disclosure recorded filed under the Company’s provide on www.sedar.com, including those contained in the prospectus. Readers are further cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements as there can be no assurance that the plans, intentions or expectations upon which they are placed will occur. Such information, although considered reasonable by management at the time of preparation, may prove to be incorrect and actual results may differ materially from those anticipated. For more information on the risk, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause anticipated opportunities and actual results to differ materially, please refer to the public filings of Enthusiast Gaming which are available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Forward-looking statements contained in this news release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement and reflect our expectations as of the date hereof, and thus are subject to change thereafter. Enthusiast Gaming disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law. CONTACT: Contacts: Enthusiast Gaming – Eric Bernofsky Chief Corporate Officer firstname.lastname@example.org Media Relations – ID EnthusiastGaming@id-pr.com
MNP Consumer Debt Index - January 2021 MNP Consumer Debt Index reaches the lowest point ever as pandemic drives down financial confidence and increases debt concerns among Canadians. Pandemic Impact: Declining financial confidence and increasing debt concerns among Canadians Four in ten not confident they can cover living expenses this year without going further into debt (+4). Four in ten are concerned about their current debt (+1). Fewer are confident in their ability to weather unexpected expenses without taking on more debt (29%, -3).Nearly half say they could be in financial trouble if interest rates increase (+1). Three in ten say they have taken on more debt as a direct result of the pandemic. CALGARY, Alberta, Jan. 18, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- As the pandemic-related economic pain and wage loss continues, there are signs that the financial stressors of 2020 will continue to take their toll well into the New Year. Now in its fifteenth wave, the MNP Consumer Debt Index has reached the lowest point since inception. Conducted quarterly by Ipsos on behalf of MNP LTD, the Index tracks Canadians’ attitudes about their debt situation and their ability to meet their monthly payment obligations. Compared to September, it has dropped 5 points to stand at 89 points – marking the lowest level ever recorded and the largest quarterly decline since the Index was created back in June 2017. The record low was fuelled by Canadians’ negative perceptions of their personal finances, current household debt levels, and their concerns about weathering unexpected financial setbacks without taking on more debt. “Almost one year into the coronavirus crisis, the financial confidence of Canadians has reached a low point. The virus has understandably created significantly more financial anxiety for those directly impacted by job loss, declining wages and business closures. The Index shows that financial pressure is mounting for a large proportion of the country,” says Grant Bazian, president of MNP LTD. Four in ten (43%) Canadians say they are not confident they can cover their living expenses for the next year without going further into debt, a four-point increase from September. Around the same number feel concerned about their current level of debt (42%, +1) or regret the amount of debt they have taken on (45%, -1). “Financial comfort and preparedness are key aspects of an individual’s overall wellbeing. When we see so many Canadians feeling like they can’t afford living expenses without taking on more debt, it signals that more financial upheaval may be on the horizon – particularly with so much uncertainty still ahead,” explains Bazian. No more than three in ten (29%, -3) are confident in their ability to cope with life-changing events without increasing their debt burden. Just one in four Canadians (25%, -4) feel confident in their ability to cope with loss of employment or a change in wage or seasonal work. Fewer Canadians feel confident in their ability to cope financially with the death of an immediate family member (23%, -5), and a change in their relationship status (29%, -3) without increasing their debt load. “The single greatest cause of serious financial trouble can be an unexpected crisis. And the pandemic was the crisis that set into motion many unexpected life-changing financial disturbances that no one prepared for. For already indebted Canadians, any reduction in household income or an increase in unexpected expenses can have a snowball effect on debt as many take on even more credit to stay afloat,” explains Bazian. The survey found that as many as three in ten Canadians (28%) have taken on more debt as a direct result of the pandemic. This includes using credit cards (15%) or lines of credit (8%) to pay off bills, borrowing money from friends or family (10%), taking out a bank loan (3%), or using a payday loan service (3%). With interest rates low, six in ten (61%) feel that now is a good time to buy things that they otherwise might not be able to afford. Nearly half (47%) say that with current interest rates so low, they’re more relaxed about carrying debt than they usually are. This may be why fewer (22%) say they are losing sleep due to COVID-19 economic concerns (-12 since June) or the recession (20%, -5 since June). “Low interest rates may be providing unwarranted comfort. Some risk being lulled into a false sense of security that will put them in a debt trap,” cautions Bazian. “When individuals experiencing financial turmoil try to manage it by taking on additional debt, the results can be disastrous. They end up trying to fill a hole by digging another one,” says Bazian. The survey highlighted the risks of heavy reliance on credit: almost half of Canadians (47%, +1) are afraid that if interest rates go up, they could end up in financial trouble. Accumulating personal debt is also keeping some up at night, with one in four (24%) indicating their debt keeps them awake from worry, up 3 points since June. Just as many are kept up at night worrying how they’ll pay their bills (20%, -2 pts) or be able to afford essentials for their family (19%, unchanged). Bazian says that shame and pride often cause deeply indebted individuals to draw out their situation far too long. Some may face aggressive collections activity, or debt-relief scams, resulting in more stress and sleepless nights. Licensed Insolvency Trustees are the only federally regulated professionals who can guarantee legal protection from creditors and help people make informed choices to deal with their financial difficulties. “A consumer proposal or bankruptcy may be a necessary step for some, but others simply need reputable advice to develop a budget and a plan to deal with their debt. Everyone’s situation is different, which is why they need customized, unbiased advice from a professional,” says Bazian. To help severely indebted Canadians understand their rights and determine the best path forward, MNP’s national team of Licensed Insolvency Trustees offers free consultations. About MNP LTD MNP LTD, a division of the national accounting firm MNP LLP, is the largest insolvency practice in Canada. For more than 50 years, our experienced team of Licensed Insolvency Trustees and advisors have been working with individuals to help them recover from times of financial distress and regain control of their finances. With more than 230 Canadian offices from coast-to-coast, MNP helps thousands of Canadians each year who are struggling with an overwhelming amount of debt. Visit MNPdebt.ca to contact a Licensed Insolvency Trustee or use our free Do it Yourself (DIY) debt assessment tools. For regular, bite-sized insights about debt and personal finances, subscribe to the MNP 3 Minute Debt Break Podcast. About the MNP Consumer Debt Index The MNP Consumer Debt Index measures Canadians’ attitudes toward their consumer debt and gauges their ability to pay their bills, endure unexpected expenses, and absorb interest-rate fluctuations without approaching insolvency. Conducted by Ipsos and updated quarterly, the Index is an industry-leading barometer of financial pressure or relief among Canadians. Now in its fifteenth wave, the Index currently stands at 89 points, the lowest reading ever recorded, on the heels of a record-lows in March and September of this year. Visit MNPdebt.ca/CDI to learn more. The latest data, representing the fourteenth wave of the MNP Consumer Debt Index, was compiled by Ipsos on behalf of MNP LTD between December 1-3, 2020. For this survey, a sample of 2,000 Canadians aged 18 years and over was interviewed. Weighting was then employed to balance demographics to ensure that the sample’s composition reflects that of the adult population according to Census data and to provide results intended to approximate the sample universe. The precision of Ipsos online polls is measured using a credibility interval. In this case, the poll is accurate to within ±2.5 percentage points, 19 times out of 20, had all Canadian adults been polled. The credibility interval will be wider among subsets of the population. All sample surveys and polls may be subject to other sources of error, including, but not limited to coverage error, and measurement error. CONTACT Angela Joyce, Media Relations p. 1.403.681.9286e. email@example.com A photo accompanying this announcement is available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/ddab19ff-12d0-40b1-b417-ed747da3ad62
Home Capital Group Inc. ("Home Capital" or "the Company") (TSX: HCG) announces that a settlement has been reached with West Face Long Term Opportunities Global Master LP, a Cayman Islands limited partnership which opted out of a global settlement of a securities class action made by the Company in 2017.
LifeSciences BC's 2nd Annual Career Connect Day is back by popular demand - Friday, January 22, 2021 8.00AM - 5.00PM.
Japan's Ministry of Finance expects to issue a record rollover debt of 157.37 trillion yen ($1.52 trillion) in fiscal 2023/24 due to a huge amount of short-term bills to fund coronavirus stimulus packages, a draft government document seen by Reuters showed. The initial issuance forecast for the year through March 2024 exceeds the previous record of 147.19 trillion yen planned for fiscal 2009, when the global financial crisis forced the government to resort to huge stimulus spending to support the economy. Japan has deployed a combined $3 trillion in economic packages to combat the twin health and economic crises, with annual government bond issuance at an all-time high of 236 trillion yen.
Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ: ARLP) will report its fourth quarter 2020 financial results before the market opens on Monday, February 1, 2021. Alliance management will discuss these results during a conference call beginning at 10:00 a.m. Eastern that same day.
CALGARY, ALBERTA, Jan. 18, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Enerflex Ltd. (TSX:EFX) (“Enerflex” or “the Company” or “we” or “our”) announces the appointment of Patricia Martinez to the role of Chief Energy Transition Officer. Patricia is currently Enerflex’s President, Latin America and she will retain that role. A re-designed Latin American management team will provide Patricia the opportunity to add the exciting field of Energy Transition to her regional operating responsibilities. As Chief Energy Transition Officer, Patricia and her new team will be responsible for driving Enerflex’s global strategy in the Energy Transition space, focused on delivering low-carbon energy solutions and positioning Enerflex for long-term success. Enerflex is uniquely poised to serve the Energy Transition in a number of ways and is already working closely with core Oil and Gas client partners as they strive to lower their GHG emissions, including projects related to carbon capture, flare gas to power, and electrification of compression and gas processing solutions. A prime example of this electrification effort is Enerflex’s supply of a fully modularized, all-electric 300 MMSCFD gas plant in 2020 to process rich gas to be used for national and local power generation. The Company has a long history, stretching back to the 1990s, of manufacturing and servicing equipment used in renewable natural gas (RNG), hydrogen manufacture, carbon capture utilization and storage, and biogas processing. President and CEO Marc Rossiter stated, “Now is the time for Enerflex to apply strategic resources to extend our core competency of technical excellence in all aspects of modularized energy systems from hydrocarbon markets to new energy markets—Patricia’s innovative mindset and her ability to challenge traditional markets makes her the ideal candidate to lead this effort.” Patricia joined Enerflex in 2014 following its acquisition of Axip Energy Services’ assets. Prior thereto, Patricia worked in roles of increasing responsibility and scope at Shell U.S. and Conoco Argentina, and she recently joined the board of Orocobre Limited, a global lithium producer. Patricia has been a thought leader within Enerflex on all matters related to the Energy Transition. About Enerflex Enerflex Ltd. is a single source supplier of natural gas compression, oil and gas processing, refrigeration systems, and electric power generation equipment – plus related engineering and mechanical service expertise. The Company’s broad in-house resources provide the capability to engineer, design, manufacture, construct, commission, and service hydrocarbon handling systems. Enerflex’s expertise encompasses field production facilities, compression and natural gas processing plants, gas lift compression, refrigeration systems, and electric power equipment servicing the natural gas production industry. Headquartered in Calgary, Canada, Enerflex has approximately 2,100 employees worldwide. Enerflex, its subsidiaries, interests in associates and joint-ventures operate in Canada, the United States, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand. Enerflex’s shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “EFX”. For more information about Enerflex, go to www.enerflex.com. For media inquiries, please contact: Marc RossiterSanjay BishnoiStefan AliPresident & CEOSenior Vice President & CFODirector, Strategy, Risk & IRTel: 403.387.6325Tel: 403.236.6857Tel: 403.717.4953
SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 18, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DSP Group® Inc. (NASDAQ:DSPG), will release its earnings results for the fourth quarter and full year 2020 on February 4th, 2021 before market opens. The company would like to invite you to participate in a conference call at 8:30AM ET. DSP Group’s management team will comment on the financial results and press release and be available to answer questions. Investors may access the conference call by dialing +16467413167 (domestic US) or +44 (0) 2071 928338 (international) approximately 10 minutes prior to the starting time. The password is 4996754. A replay of the conference call will be available for a week following the call. To listen to the session, please dial +1 (917) 677-7532, domestically or +44 (0) 3333009785, internationally and enter the company access code: 4996754 The call will be available as a live Webcast on the Investor Relations section of DSP Group’s website at https://edge.media-server.com/mmc/p/4wohuk4f Institutional investors can access the call via Thomson StreetEvents (www.streetevents.com), a password protected event management website. About DSP GroupDSP Group®, Inc. (NASDAQ: DSPG) is a global leader in wireless chipsets for a wide range of smart-enabled devices. The company was founded in 1987 on the principles of experience, insight and continuous advancement consistently deliver next-generation solutions in the areas of voice, audio, video and data connectivity. Experts in voice processing, DSP Group invests heavily in innovation for the smart future, the result is leading-edge semiconductor technology that is enabling our customers to develop a new wave of products that bring enhanced user experiences through innovation like conversation technology. From mobile phones to VoIP and virtual assistants using cloud-based voice services, DSP Group is the answer to the growing demand for the ever-expanding collection of voice controlled smart devices. For more information, visit www.dspg.com.The DSP Group logo is a registered trademark and HDClear is a trademark of DSP Group. All other product and company names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. Contact: Shiri Weiss Ovadia Marketing & Communications DSP Group Inc. +1 (408) 986-4300 Shiri.Weiss@dspg.com
Starting in late January, university in Louisville, Kentucky, will teach concepts of cultural humility and restorative practices to individuals and organizations nationwide Spalding University, a private institution located for 100 years in downtown Louisville, Kentucky, is now offering an online professional development and training program in antiracism - Restorative Practices for the Antiracist Journey - intended for individuals or groups from public-sector, nonprofit or corporate organizations. It is the first featured offering of a new interdisciplinary institute of social justice-themed training and continuing education called The Well at Spalding University. Spalding University is a Catholic institution that was founded by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in 1814, and its campus has been located in downtown Louisville, Kentucky, since 1920. Spalding was designated the world's first Compassionate University. LOUISVILLE, Kentucky, Jan. 18, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Consistent with its mission of promoting peace and justice through education, Spalding University announced on Martin Luther King Jr. Day that it is launching an online training and professional development program in antiracism. Available nationally to individuals and groups from public-sector, corporate and nonprofit organizations, the range of half- and full-day online courses – collectively titled Restorative Practices for the Antiracist Journey – will teach concepts of cultural humility and restorative practices as a means to bring about positive social change. Enrollment is open now for Restorative Practices for the Antiracist Journey with live virtual sessions set to start in late January. It is the first featured offering of a reorganized interdisciplinary institute of social justice-themed training at Spalding – called The Well – that will be housed in the School of Social Work. Visit spalding.edu/TheWell to register. Spalding’s Restorative Practices for the Antiracist Journey is an interdisciplinary program designed and facilitated by faculty and staff leaders of the university’s Center for Peace and Spiritual Renewal, School of Social Work, School of Professional Psychology and Collective Care Center, which is one of the nation’s only behavioral health clinics to specialize in treating race-based trauma and stress. The faculty and staff serving as facilitators for the program are among Louisville’s leading scholars on matters of restorative practices and dialogue, conflict resolution, polarity management, cultural humility, institutional oppression and racial trauma. “This program is designed for individuals and groups who are interested in meaningfully and constructively addressing and healing race relations in their professional and personal lives through self-exploration, truth-telling, difficult dialogue and action,” said Spalding Executive Director for Peace and Spiritual Renewal Chandra Irvin, who helped lead the Charleston (South Carolina) Illumination Project of community conversations and healing following the tragic shooting of nine Black parishioners at Emanuel AME Church in 2015. “The Spalding faculty and staff who have collaborated to create this program have a great deal of experience in these spaces and bring a diverse set of perspectives. Organizations that participate in this training at Spalding will be making a valuable investment that demonstrates a strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.” Certified in 2011 as the world’s first Compassionate University, Spalding is a historic, private institution that has been located for 100 years in downtown Louisville – which, as the hometown of Breonna Taylor, saw months of demonstrations last year in the name of racial justice, including several that took place on or near Spalding’s campus. “Spalding’s mission states that we are a diverse community of learners dedicated to meeting the needs of the times by promoting peace and justice through education and service,” Spalding President Tori Murden McClure said. “As the past year has shown, pain and suffering from racial injustice and inequity remain prevalent in our society. Offering the Restorative Practices for the Antiracist Journey training program is an example of Spalding meeting the needs of the times by using the experience, wisdom and teaching skills of our faculty and staff to help promote a more equitable world.” Upon completion, participants in Restorative Practices for the Antiracist Journey will be awarded three tiers of certification badges by Spalding – Bronze, Silver and Ebony (highest level) - based on the number of sessions completed, and these credentials will be appropriate to share on resumes or online professional profiles. Completed hours in the program can be applied to continuing education requirements for social workers, and Spalding plans to seek approval for continuing education credits from other professions’ governance boards in the future. “Spalding’s School of Social Work has a rich tradition of providing quality continuing education for practitioners and community members throughout Kentucky,” School of Social Work Chair Dr. Shannon Cambron said. “The Well is the next chapter for us. It’s a reflection of our commitment to meet the needs of the times by co-creating an interdisciplinary space of training and engagement with a justice and equity lens - a space that equips people with the skills to begin the work of dismantling white supremacy and injustice. Restorative Practices for the Antiracist Journey is evidence of that commitment, and we are excited about this new chapter.” For more information on participating in Restorative Practices for the Antiracist Journey, visit spalding.edu/TheWell. About Spalding University: Established in 1814 and located in downtown Louisville since 1920, Spalding is a historic, private institution that offers graduate, undergraduate and accelerated programs in a range of areas of study. The regionally accredited university offers an innovative schedule of seven six-week sessions per year, allowing students to earn a bachelor’s degree at their own pace. Its athletic teams compete in NCAA Division III. Spalding was recognized as the world's first Compassionate University. More information is available at Spalding.edu. Attachments SpaldingU_downtown_Louisville Spalding_Mansion_Steps CONTACT: Steve Jones Spalding University 859-229-6393 firstname.lastname@example.org