A joey was seen scratching his tummy at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Tasmania, on March 27. Source: Eliana Tavares via Storyful
A joey was seen scratching his tummy at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Tasmania, on March 27. Source: Eliana Tavares via Storyful
America’s overdose crisis has put the spotlight on racial inequalities in drug policy, according to several experts.
Not DVD rental giant Redbox, which believes the discs not only have life to them, but also that they'd make a good investment. It agreed to merge with special purpose acquisition company Seaport Global Acquisition (NASDAQ: SGAM) to form a company with a $693 million enterprise value. While streaming video captures the headlines, Redbox operates 40,000 kiosks that service some 39 million loyalty program members (13 million active), of whom 70% identify as "late adopters" of new technology like streaming.
President Joe Biden will make the case for his $174 billion electric vehicle plan on Tuesday, calling for government grants for new battery production facilities during a visit to a Ford Motor electric vehicle plant in Michigan. He will also rule out consumer incentives for high-priced electric luxury models, according to a White House fact sheet, as he argues for dramatic government spending to prod Americans to buy electric vehicles at a preview of Ford's new EV F-150 pickup truck. Biden is pushing for electric vehicles in the auto industry's heartland, and trying to win over auto workers worried that more battery electric cars and trucks will mean fewer jobs.
(Bloomberg) -- Copper rose toward a record as the potential for tighter regulation and higher taxes in Chile fuel concerns about the long-term supply outlook. Zinc jumped amid speculation about disruptions to Chinese output.The world’s biggest copper producer just elected an assembly that places the writing of a new constitution largely in the hands of the left wing. The makeup is likely to leave miners facing tougher rules around the environment and mineral rights, and it could add momentum to a bill that would create one of the heaviest tax burdens in the global industry. In Peru, the leading presidential candidate wants to impose a tax on copper sales.That’s adding to concerns about tight supply as demand surges. More immediately, the threat of labor disruptions hangs over the market after BHP Group requested a mediation process to avert a strike at a remote operations center in Santiago that serves Escondida and Spence copper mines.Copper had stumbled with other industrial materials after climbing to a record last week as China stepped up efforts to cool the commodities surge that’s fanning fears of global inflation. Citigroup Inc. recommended buying on the dips as Beijing could “easily run out of options” to contain costs without making a U-turn in the ongoing domestic production crackdowns for environmental, energy and safety control purposes.“We do not foresee such a U-turn any time soon given the strategic priority of these agendas,” analysts including Tracy Liao, wrote in a note. The country’s measures to rein in prices appear “temporary,” with a potential exhaustion of policy options likely resulting in another round of commodity price rallies, fueled by solid end-use global demand and continued domestic supply curbs in some commodities, they wrote.Zinc surged to the highest since June 2018 amid speculation that smelters in China’s Yunnan province are reducing output due to a power shortage, according to Li Wenchang, an analyst with researcher Mysteel. Major smelters were asked to cut power consumption by 10%, which may lead to about 10% of refined zinc capacity being cut, according to estimate from Beijing Antaike Information Development Co.Yunnan’s monthly refined zinc output was about 75,000 tons, according to Antaike. China’s monthly output is around 600,000 tons. The Yunnan provincial development and reform commission didn’t immediately respond to a fax seeking comment.Copper rose as much as 1.5% to $10,525 a metric ton before paring some gains to trade at $10,425 by 3:38 p.m. on the London Metal Exchange. Zinc gained as much as 3.1% to $3,108.50 and nickel climbed as much as 1.7%.More stories like this are available on bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.
WHY: Rosen Law Firm, a global investor rights law firm, announces the filing of a class action lawsuit on behalf of purchasers of the securities of ContextLogic Inc. (NASDAQ: WISH) who: (1) purchased or otherwise acquired publicly traded ContextLogic securities between December 16, 2020 and May 12, 2021, inclusive (the "Class Period"); and/or (2) purchased or otherwise acquired ContextLogic common stock pursuant and/or traceable to the offering documents issued in connection with the Company’s initial public offering conducted on or about December 16, 2020 (the "IPO" or "Offering"). If you wish to serve as lead plaintiff, you must move the Court no later than July 16, 2021.
(Bloomberg) -- U.S. technology stocks rose on Tuesday as optimism that economic reopenings will boost growth outweighed concern about a pickup in virus cases in parts of Asia.The Nasdaq 100 Index climbed for the third time in four sessions, led by gains in Amazon.com Inc., Alphabet Inc. and Apple Inc. The S&P 500 fluctuated between gains and losses, with a plunge in AT&T Inc. amid the company’s plan to spin off its media operations weighing on the benchmark gauge.Stocks have been volatile after touching a record in early May as investors assessed economic growth prospects against a Covid-19 resurgence in countries including India. Minutes from the latest Federal Reserve meeting, due Wednesday, may offer investors clues on inflation pressure and hints of a timeline for tapering stimulus. Fed Vice Chair Richard Clarida said Monday that the weak U.S. jobs report showed the economy had not yet reached the threshold to warrant scaling back asset purchases.“What appeals to me is that investors are acting like investors again,” Abby Joseph Cohen, senior investment strategist at Goldman Sachs Group Inc., said in an interview on Bloomberg TV. “There is less emphasis on momentum and there’s more emphasis on relative valuation and which of the companies that have the strongest cash flow growth and are investing that cash flow growth.”Global investor sentiment is “unambiguously bullish,” Bank of America Corp. strategists led by Michael Hartnett said, citing the firm’s latest fund manager survey. Inflation topped the list of the biggest tail risks, followed by a bond market taper tantrum and asset bubbles, while Covid-19 was only in fourth place.Elsewhere, Bitcoin fell to the lowest since February after the People’s Bank of China reiterated that the digital tokens cannot be used as a form of payment. Coinbase Global Inc. fell after Monday’s drop below the reference price used in its April direct listing.The dollar fell toward a four-month low, while 10-year U.S. Treasuries were little changed. West Texas Intermediate crude fell for the first time in three sessions.Here are some key events this week:The Fed publishes minutes from its April meeting Wednesday, which may provide clues to officials’ views on the recovery and how they define “transitory” when it comes to inflationEIA crude oil inventory report WednesdaySt. Louis Fed President James Bullard and Atlanta Fed President Raphael Bostic to speak at separate events WednesdayIMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva and ECB President Christine Lagarde speak at the Vienna Economic Dialogue ThursdayAustralia unemployment rate ThursdayEuro-area finance ministers and central bank chiefs hold an informal meeting. A larger group of EU finance ministers and central bank chiefs will meet May 22These are some of the main moves in markets:StocksThe S&P 500 was little changed as of 10:47 a.m. New York timeThe Nasdaq 100 rose 0.5%The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.3%The Stoxx Europe 600 rose 0.2%The MSCI World index rose 0.5%CurrenciesThe Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index fell 0.3%The euro rose 0.5% to $1.2212The British pound rose 0.5% to $1.4205The Japanese yen rose 0.3% to 108.89 per dollarBondsThe yield on 10-year Treasuries was little changed at 1.64%Germany’s 10-year yield was little changed at -0.11%Britain’s 10-year yield was little changed at 0.86%CommoditiesWest Texas Intermediate crude fell 0.7% to $66 a barrelGold futures were little changedMore stories like this are available on bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.
MONTREAL, May 18, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- New Look Vision Group Inc. (“New Look Vision” or the “Company”) (TSX: BCI.TO) today announced that it has obtained a final order from the Québec Superior Court in respect of the previously-announced plan of arrangement (the “Arrangement”) with NL1 AcquireCo Inc. (the “Purchaser”), an entity created by a group composed of funds managed by FFL Partners, LLC, a San Francisco-based private equity firm, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec or one of its affiliates, and the Dr. H. Doug Barnes Family. Under the Arrangement, New Look Vision shareholders will receive $50.00 in cash per Class A common share of New Look Vision (the “Shares”), other than certain shareholders who will receive, in respect of certain of their Shares, common shares of the Purchaser. New Look Vision and the Purchaser have now received all required third-party approvals to complete the Arrangement. Subject to the satisfaction of certain customary closing conditions, the Company expects the Arrangement to be completed on or about May 26, 2021. About New Look Vision New Look Vision is a leading provider of eye care products and services across Canada and has recently entered the United States market. The Company has retail sales of optical products which can be grouped into four principal categories: (i) prescription and non-prescription eyewear, (ii) contact lenses, (iii) sunglasses, protective eyewear and reading glasses, and (iv) accessories, such as cleaning products for eyeglasses and contact lenses. The Company’s network of stores totals 407 locations, operating mainly under the New Look Eyewear, Vogue Optical, Greiche & Scaff, Iris and Edward Beiner trade names. Certain prescription lenses are processed at the Company’s laboratory facility, located in Ville St-Laurent, Québec. For additional information please visit www.newlookvision.ca or consult our LinkedIn page. About FFL Partners Founded in 1997, FFL Partners is a San Francisco-based private equity firm with over US$4.5 billion under management. FFL pursues thematic investments in business services and healthcare services partnering with exceptional management teams where the firm’s high engagement operating model and extensive network can help accelerate growth and unlock value. Growing its businesses has provided over 75% of the value created by FFL for its investors. For additional information please visit www.fflpartners.com. About CDPQ At Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), we invest constructively to generate sustainable returns over the long term. As a global investment group managing funds for public retirement and insurance plans, we work alongside our partners to build enterprises that drive performance and progress. We are active in the major financial markets, private equity, infrastructure, real estate and private debt. As at December 31, 2020, CDPQ’s net assets total CA$365.5 billion. For more information, visit cdpq.com, follow us on Twitter or consult our Facebook or LinkedIn pages. Caution Regarding Forward-Looking Statements Certain statements made in this news release are forward-looking statements within the meaning of applicable securities laws, including, but not limited to, statements with respect to the timing of the closing of the Arrangement, and other statements that are not material facts. Often, but not always, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “may”, “will”, “expect”, “believe”, “estimate”, “plan”, “could”, “should”, “would”, “outlook”, “forecast”, “anticipate”, “foresee”, “continue” or the negative of these terms or variations of them or similar terminology. Although the Company believes that the forward-looking statements in this news release are based on information and assumptions that are current, reasonable and complete, these statements are by their nature subject to a number of factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from management’s expectations and plans as set forth in such forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, the following factors, many of which are beyond the Company’s control and the effects of which can be difficult to predict: (a) the possibility that the proposed Arrangement will not be completed on the terms and conditions, or on the timing, currently contemplated, and that it may not be completed at all, due to a failure to satisfy, in a timely manner or otherwise, conditions of closing necessary to complete the Arrangement or for other reasons; (b) risks related to tax matters; (c) the possibility of adverse reactions or changes in business relationships resulting from the announcement or completion of the Arrangement; (d) risks relating to the Company’s ability to retain and attract key personnel during the interim period; (e) the possibility of litigation relating to the Arrangement; (f) credit, market, currency, operational, liquidity and funding risks generally and relating specifically to the Arrangement, including changes in economic conditions, interest rates or tax rates; (g) business, operational and financial risks and uncertainties relating to the COVID-19 pandemic; and (h) other risks inherent to the Company’s business and/or factors beyond its control which could have a material adverse effect on the Company or the ability to consummate the Arrangement. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements and information contained in this news release. New Look Vision disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained herein, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law. For further information: New Look Vision+1 514 877 firstname.lastname@example.org FFL Partners+1 415 email@example.com CDPQ+1 514 firstname.lastname@example.org
NevadaNano, the world’s leading innovator in gas detection sensor technology, today announced it signed three prominent distributors as it continues its expansion throughout Europe. The companies will provide local support and sales to NevadaNano’s growing customer base for its ground-breaking Molecular Property Spectrometer™ (MPS™) flammable gas sensors.
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Webscale Cloud Security Suite earns prestigious recognition from industry’s only peer-organized reviews awards programSANTA CLARA, Calif., May 18, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Webscale, the Cloud Platform for Modern Commerce, today announced that Cloud Security Suite has been named a 2021 SIIA CODiE Award finalist for Best Security Solution, one of 43 business technology categories. Finalists in the CODiE awards represent the best products, technologies, and services in software, information and business technology. Webscale Cloud Security Suite is a 360-degree security solution, designed around the needs of ecommerce, and the industry’s first platform to offer comprehensive protection, for online storefronts, from attacks at the edge through web traffic; from potential malicious code inserted into the backend; and from browsers executing scripts stealing sensitive information. Acknowledged as the premier awards program for the software and information industries for over 35 years, the SIIA CODiE Awards are produced by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the principal trade association for the software, education, media and digital content industries. The SIIA CODiE Awards are the industry's only peer-recognized awards program. “The 2021 CODiE Award finalists continued to innovate, pivot and grow to develop truly remarkable products throughout an historically challenging year. These finalists maintain the vital legacy of the CODiEs in spotlighting the best and most impactful apps, services and products serving the business tech market. Congratulations to this year's finalists on this well-deserved recognition,” said Jeff Joseph, SIIA President. “We are thrilled to make it to the final round of the SIIA-CODiE Awards 2021 for Webscale’s Cloud Security Suite, a solution developed to address the rapidly increasing threats facing businesses transacting online, especially following the tectonic shifts in the ecommerce industry over the last year,” said Sonal Puri, CEO of Webscale. “During the extended holiday shopping season in 2020, Webscale mitigated over 520 million threats protecting thousands of storefronts during their most lucrative quarter - a testament to the work of our product team who wholeheartedly deserve this recognition.” To learn more about Webscale’s security offerings, click here. About WebscaleWebscale is the world’s only cloud platform for the successful delivery of modern commerce applications. Offering enterprise-grade security, predictive scalability and blazing-fast performance, the Webscale SaaS platform leverages automation and DevOps protocols to simplify the deployment, management and maintenance of infrastructure. The platform supports omni channel use cases across a variety of ecommerce platforms and architectures, including headless, progressive web applications, self-hosted and fully hosted commerce clouds. Deployed in multi-cloud environments, including Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, and Microsoft Azure, Webscale powers Fortune 1000 brands including Dollar General, Watsco, Regal Cinemas and thousands of other B2C, B2B, and B2E ecommerce storefronts across 12 countries. Webscale has offices in Santa Clara, CA, Boulder, CO, San Antonio, TX, Bangalore, India and London, UK. For more information, visit www.webscale.com. Follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook. Media Contact: Andrew HumberWebscaleah@webscale.com About the SIIA CODiE™ Awards The SIIA CODiE Awards is the only peer-reviewed program to showcase business and education technology’s finest products and services. Since 1986, thousands of products, services and solutions have been recognized for achieving excellence. For more information, visit siia.net/CODiE. About Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA) SIIA is the only professional organization connecting more than 700 data, financial information, education technology, specialized content and publishing, and health technology companies. Our diverse members manage the global financial markets, develop software that solves today’s challenges through technology, provide critical information that helps inform global businesses large and small, and innovate for better health care and personal wellness outcomes.
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Feedvisor, the AI-driven optimization and intelligence platform for brands and retailers on Amazon, Walmart, and e-marketplaces, today announced the launch of its advanced Advertising Optimization and Intelligence platform. Powered by cutting-edge AI and sophisticated machine-learning technology, the innovative platform solidifies Feedvisor’s full-funnel Amazon Advertising solution, enabling brands and retailers to make data-informed decisions across their entire advertising program.
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India's Biological E. will produce the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine alongside its own candidate, its managing director told Reuters on Tuesday, which could boost the country's overall supplies amid a shortage. "The infrastructure and plants are completely separate for both the products and we will be producing both independent of each other," Mahima Datla said in a text message, declining to give any timeline or other detail. She told Reuters in February that Biological E. was looking to contract-manufacture about 600 million doses of the J&J vaccine annually.
From muted microphones and questions going ignored, campaigners say the Home Office continues to fail the Windrush community. By Nadine White