Taiwan has begun mass production of a long-range missile and is developing three other models, a senior official said on Thursday, in a rare admission of efforts to develop strike capacity amid growing Chinese pressure.
Taiwan has begun mass production of a long-range missile and is developing three other models, a senior official said on Thursday, in a rare admission of efforts to develop strike capacity amid growing Chinese pressure.
(Bloomberg) -- The days of experts gathering in a sealed-off room to sip coffee and grade beans on their color, aroma and taste may be numbered.Demetria, a Colombian-Israeli company developed an artificial intelligence data platform that can determine the quality of beans when used with hand-held sensors. The machine will need a human to input the quality parameters first, but after that, it will be able to classify coffee before it’s even roasted. The company has completed a pilot program with Carcafe, the Colombian division of Volcafe, one of the world’s largest coffee traders.A shift to computers would upend the traditional way coffee has been graded by humans, known as cupping. The well-paid and trained examiners, or Q graders, at the ICE Futures U.S. exchange in New York conduct the laborious task of determining the quality and value of the coffee beans received by the bourse. Trading houses and roasters also usually have their own graders.Cupping is an involved process, not unlike that undertaken by wine sommeliers. Q graders weigh the coffee and grind it into a cup. They sniff the dry grounds, taking notes on the fragrance. Water heated to 200 degrees Fahrenheit (93 Celsius) is poured over the grounds and the graders smell the wet coffee. After 4 minutes, the crust that forms on top of the cup is broken and grounds and foam are removed. After waiting 15 minutes for the coffee to cool, and only then is the coffee slurped up in a spoon.“It’s the human that establishes the sensorial part,” said Oswaldo Aranha Neto, a coffee industry veteran who just joined Demetria as a board member. “You need to teach the robot what to do.”Demetria last month closed a $3 million seed funding round led by Latin American-Israeli investor Celeritas and a group of private investors including Mercantil Colpatria, the investment branch of Colombia’s Grupo Colpatria.Volcafe, a unit of ED&F Man, is in the process of adopting the technology and rolling it out, seeking “to greatly increase the efficiency and effectiveness of our prospecting process at our purchase points and in the field,” said general manager Sebastian Pinzón.Aranha Neto expects the industry to adopt the system before it filters down the chain to growers, as roasters usually have set quality parameters they are looking for. Demetria’s Chief Executive Officer Felipe Ayerbe added the tool will also help growers generate coffee with the characteristics buyers want, possibly helping fetch better prices.The technology could also help the exchange, which struggled to grade beans during the pandemic due to social-distancing rules. It could also help resolve quality disputes in the market, Aranha Neto said. If adopted by the exchange, traders could also potentially use the device to scan their coffee before they ship it, reducing the risk beans will fail the bourse’s grading.Demetria is also working with the Colombian National Federation for Coffee Growers to develop a series of apps that help farmers control and track bean quality, and price it accordingly, they said.“The ‘wine-ification’ of coffee means that levels of discernment and premiums for the beverage have been increasing exponentially, yet the perception and treatment of coffee farmers differs vastly compared to that of vineyard owners,” said Eduardo Shoval, Demetria’s co-founder and executive chairman.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.
Boost Media Agency The 10 Alignment Coaches New York, New York, April 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Throughout life, there are many times that we may feel out of alignment. Being in alignment is a key pillar to achieving success in whatever venture we may choose to pursue. Alignment coaching is a neuroscience-based type of coaching, helping individuals define their long term vision, current goals, and explore what they must do in order to get the results they want. By creating intentional shifts through mindset, habits and self-image, the facilitation of alignment begins to occur. According to Boost Media Agency, in order to achieve at a high-level, you must be in alignment. Each with their own unique approach to their craft, here we present the 10 alignment coaches to watch in 2021. Jax Wimmer (@jaxwimmer) Jax Wimmer is a former RN turned entrepreneur. When she saw how flawed the healthcare system was and how compartmentalized their approach was, she began to learn beyond her nursing field and expand her mind. She invested in mentors toward her alignment, health, and meeting her highest self. Her spiritual awakening allowed her to realize how stuck her lens was on life. She thought she was living her dream life with her dream job, but she was sleepwalking through it. Her days were all the same and she saw time pass by without even realizing what was happening. She was on autopilot and nothing really changed in her life. But when she went deep into introspection, she began to wake up every day a bit more, and her life started shifting. Jax went from stuck and stagnant to aligned and fulfilled. Her life changed entirely and now she wants to help others do the same. With this goal in mind, she built Highest-Self Solutions so she could provide solutions to her clients’ higher selves. Jax provides an individualized approach that walks her clients through their alignment process so they can heal their physical body, emotional body, spiritual body, and energetic body. This process allows her clients to vibrate at a higher vibration to call in more abundance. Once alignment is achieved, she dives deep with her clients with goal setting, dream achieving and finding one’s purpose to create the life they’ve always dreamt of. Elana van Deventer (@elanavandeventer) Elana van Deventer is an alignment coach, speaker and entrepreneur. She started her company after experiencing the lowest moment in her life, but it turns out it was exactly what she needed to become the truest version of herself. She’s on a mission to teach women around the world to find that freedom for themselves by aligning their hearts, minds, bodies, and actions with the truth. Elana provides the necessary tools for women to retrain their brains and renew their minds through coaching, community, and declarations. This is based on ancient, divine truth, not pop psychology, so she provides an effective service that’s focused on training women in their identity and purpose regardless of what they’re doing or where they are in their lives. Her approach is action-focused, so she’s always ready to go and her resources are designed that way. She also works closely with someone who has a more meditative approach to get into the deep issues and explore all the “what if”s. Her team also has an MBTI practitioner who takes into consideration how different women will respond to what they’re providing. Elana’s amazing team creates the perfect balance to approach matters of the body, the mind, and the heart through the purpose courses they provide. Tatiana Amico (@tatianaamico) Tatiana Amico is an alignment and expansion coach, a best-selling author, and a mother of 3. She is passionate about mentoring driven women and helping them build an aligned empire with her high-level group mentorship experience and private coaching. She started as a health coach and then she built a multi 6-figure networking marketing business. But that wasn’t enough for her; she wanted to do more, so she wrote a book for women to build their own businesses from home, after it transformed her life. She then began to focus on expanding her business so she could help others build their own. Her clients go from following unaligned strategies and feeling lost to effortlessly running a business. Tatiana helps women with ambition go after their dreams and desires! Her clients create offers they love, grow their aligned audiences, have 5-figure launches, become better moms, have better relationships, and more. Women often become so numb to who they really are by following what society dictates they should do. She helps them realize their full potential, so they can work towards their true desires and vision Tatiana comes in and helps women reunite with their uniqueness so they can share it with the world. She helps them realize what’s holding them back, which is what allows them to actually have fun with their business and find happiness in every area of their lives. Her alignment and expansion approach will help women step into their power and realize they have what it takes to create the reality they desire. Ellie Wang (@theelliewang) Ellie Wang is an amazing alignment coach, as well as an international and Broadway actor/singer. She has been cultivating her spiritual knowledge for a decade and she found a greater calling. As a result, she decided to create a program called Roadmap to Alignment, which is designed specifically to enhance optimal learning in the brain and turn the theories of energetic concepts into application systems that help people attract dream opportunities, achieve important financial goals, and obtain the fulfillment they’ve been looking for in ways that defy the linear game of time. Alignment coaches are not uncommon, but Ellie brings something different to the table. Her high-achieving and pragmatic mind sets her apart from the rest; it wasn’t enough for her to study the realms of spirituality for over a decade. She went above and beyond by testing these realms in each phase of her life. This allowed her to extend beyond the spiritual space and create links between the life coaching space, the business space, and the scientific space. Ellie is on a mission to help people who are seeking alignment and she has all it takes to cut the noise for them. Practicing the laws of the universe to align and attract a desired outcome requires people to have the right combination of information and Ellie makes it as simple as can be so her clients can learn to properly apply them in the right ways, at the right time. She’s proud of providing support for her clients and seeing them flourish as they align the conscious, subconscious, and superconscious minds. Valerie Pappas (@valeriepappas_) Valerie Pappas is a business coach and an energetic success strategist. She’s also the founder of The Ambitionist, which was born from her passion to support and empower ambitious female entrepreneurs on their road to personal and business growth. Valerie’s mission is to help women unlock their potential, confidently embody their CEO power and create a business that feels aligned and connected to who they are at their core. Valerie has been driven by her entrepreneurial spirit for most of her life having owned and operated a few service-based businesses that were successful and very rewarding. When she decided to expand into the online space, she realized how important it is to leverage the power of authenticity and alignment to build something from the soul. Strategy is necessary, yes, but she believes the secret to building a wildly successful and sustainable business is confidently owning your soul led CEO power. Early-stage entrepreneurs often show up without the foundational alignment that they need to piece together a business that will work. Valerie offers a unique style of coaching that is tailored to each client, helping to create a magnetic brand identity that helps them stand out and seen as a soul led leader. Her 8-week one-on-one program, The CEO Confidential, was designed to help early-stage entrepreneurs elevate their business to the next level and create effortless impact, income, and influence being unapologetically themselves. ThaiHa Sloan (@thaihasloan) ThaiHa Sloan is an alignment coach who strives to help unfulfilled people find embodied alignment so they can reach fulfillment. She provides the guidance her clients need to get back in touch with their true selves so they can find long-lasting and real happiness. Her coaching approach addresses every aspect of life: mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual, which makes it life-changing. Clients who have worked with ThaiHa have learned to find their center and gain the confidence they need to finally live their truth in every area of life. This allows them to find the peace they need and the sense of freedom that they’ve been looking for. Her approach is unique because it combines mind, body, emotion, and spirit, so she brings something very valuable to the table. ThaiHa specializes in corrective exercises and she’s an expert at understanding the physical mechanics of the body. She dives as deep as possible and she addresses everything; from the way poor posture creates physical pain to the way emotions affect the body and how they can be used to one’s advantage, and everything in between. She guides her clients by the hand through mental breakthroughs and allows them to look at life through a new lens. Natasha Baker (@triceratash) Natasha Baker is a passionate alignment coach and the creator of Bright Soul, something that started as her own personal coping mechanism for severe depression and anxiety. Back in 2018, she started working with an amazing therapist who encouraged her to find a creative outlet. She was inspired to go back to school and she started changing her life for the better. She started working to get her Texas License for Chemical Dependency Counseling and she also began the extensive exploration of different methods of energy healing and holistic healthcare, which allowed her to become a certified crystal healer and Reiki master. Eventually, Natasha combined the years of personal development through therapy and books with the knowledge she was picking up in school to create something new. She started her first podcast, called How to Be a Better Person, and she’s working towards a Ph.D. in Psychology. Natasha is on a mission to show people that they’re capable of overcoming anything and they don’t have to do it alone. That’s what Bright Soul is all about and she’s passionate about bridging the gap between evidence-based practices and the metaphysical world. She does this through different services, such as Reiki healing sessions, tarot card readings, and traditional life coaching. Natasha wants to be the light that inspires people to come into their own power, and that’s what drives her every day. Dana Maree (@dana.maree.coaches) Dana Maree is an alignment coach who is obsessed with helping overwhelmed women rediscover their happiness and guiding them through building a life that helps them embrace that. It’s not uncommon for women to feel stuck and trapped at one point or another, so Dana wants to be there to help them get out of that state and take control of their own fulfillment. She became an alignment coach after overcoming homelessness, domestic violence, divorce, and losing her partner in an accident. Dana is no stranger to life’s challenges and she knows how difficult they make it for people to see themselves and the direction they should take. She decided she wanted to be there for other women and help them navigate the toughest parts of life. Dana wants to provide them with the tools they need to overcome anything so they can enjoy a life that doesn’t feel like a race. Dana believes everyone is here to experience life on their own terms, so she has made it her mission to provide women with a shame-free space where they can find themselves, explore themselves and then embrace themselves. Her group coaching program, called Fierce AF, focuses on setting inspired goals and taking practical action to build a brand new life that aligns seamlessly with who they really are so they can love it and find happiness in it. Morgan Riley (@morganxheart) Morgan Riley is a heart-centered alignment coach and a licensed master of social work. While providing therapy for numerous clients, she recognized the negative impact of living out of alignment as a very common issue in her work. She knew she could help, but she found the traditional therapeutic approach limiting, so she decided to create her own coaching service so she could truly help people find alignment. Her approach is a combination of mindset and embodiment work so she can support her clients and help them bridge the gap between their current and dream realities. Morgan understands that mindset work is about more than just changing thought patterns; she believes it requires embodying the behaviors that align with the life of our dreams. Through her one-on-one coaching packages, she helps individuals find clarity and she supports them fully on their personal development journey. Her 12-week coaching program, Aligned Embodiment, is focused on helping clients recondition their mindset, overcome self-sabotaging behaviors, and create a vision of their future that embodies true alignment. Morgan’s coaching has a holistic approach that combines spiritual and scientific concepts so clients can understand the mind-body connection and use it to their advantage. Julia Rugo (@juliarugosa) Julia Rugo is an energy alignment coach who guides spiritually-minded professionals to reclaim their balance and power through yoga & meditation teachings. Her embodiment techniques with focus on the energetic self, enhances one’s own healing abilities. Julia blends science and spirituality to ground students into their body while encouraging them to reach new heights. Cleansing and shifting from the base, vibrational, level leads clients to feel restored, rejuvenated, and radiant in all aspects of life. Julia helps her clients find self-empowered confidence, creativity and the energy they’ve always dreamed of. “They may not have the discipline or belief in themselves to change. I noticed this problem through my own experience with mental illness and depression. My creativity was blocked through my analytical mind and not trusting my body. When we're not in tune with our body or emotions, we can become depressed and may numb ourselves rather than looking at the root cause of an issue. Understanding our energetic centers and how our feelings and our body are telling us that something is OFF, allows us to make change and difference in our lives. ” Julia explains. Julia teaches her clients about yoga, meditation, mindfulness, emotions, and the energetic centers that relate to them all. Her methodology is energetic mastery + mindfulness, which is incredibly unique- because she pairs physical, mental, and emotional awareness with our energy centers, to find out what is speaking to us. Working into this aspect leads to rejuvenating transformation and life-alignment. Teaching from a place of experience through her own self-healing, Julia’s unique approach ensures every client can live a life that is authentic to them. 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Eritrea told the United Nations Security Council on Friday that it has agreed to start withdrawing its troops from Ethiopia's Tigray region, acknowledging publicly for the first time the country's involvement in the conflict. The admission in a letter to the 15-member council - and posted online by Eritrea's Ministry of Information - comes a day after U.N. aid chief Mark Lowcock said the world body had not seen any proof that Eritrean soldiers have withdrawn. "As the looming grave threat has been largely thwarted, Eritrea and Ethiopia have agreed - at the highest levels - to embark on the withdrawal of Eritrean forces and the simultaneous redeployment of Ethiopian contingents along the international boundary," Eritrea's U.N. Ambassador Sophia Tesfamariam wrote.
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EJF Acquisition Corp. (Nasdaq: EJFAU) today announced that, commencing April 19, 2021, holders of its units (the "Units") sold in its initial public offering of 28,750,000 Units may elect to separately trade the Class A ordinary shares and warrants included in the Units.
Missing in action for more than a year, the humble footy banner will be back on show for Saturday's AFLW grand final.The AFL has ticked off the return of the Australian football tradition, allowing Adelaide Crows and Brisbane Lions cheer squads to erect banners for the blockbuster clash at Adelaide Oval.
Safehold Inc. (NYSE: SAFE) announced today that it will release its financial results for the first quarter 2021 on Thursday, April 22, 2021, prior to market open.
Sesen Bio (Nasdaq: SESN), a late-stage clinical company developing targeted fusion protein therapeutics for the treatment of patients with cancer, today reported the grants of non-statutory stock options to four new employees in connection with the commencement of their employment with Sesen Bio. The addition of these new team members represents a continuation of the buildout of the Sesen Bio team in support of its transformation into a commercial-stage company ahead of the target Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) date of August 18, 2021 for Vicineum™ for the treatment of BCG-unresponsive non-muscle invasive bladder cancer.
TORONTO, April 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Auxly Cannabis Group Inc. (TSX.V - XLY) (OTCQX: CBWTF) ("Auxly" or the "Company"), a leading consumer packaged goods company in the cannabis products market, is pleased to announce that it has received final approval from the Toronto Stock Exchange (“TSX”) to graduate from the TSX Venture Exchange (“TSXV”) and list its common shares on the TSX. Auxly’s common shares will commence trading on the TSX at market open on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 under its existing symbol “XLY”. In connection with listing on the TSX, the last day of trading on the TSXV will be April 19, 2021 and the Company’s shares will be delisted from the TSXV upon commencement of trading on the TSX. The Company’s shares will continue to trade on the OTCQX market under the symbol “CBWTF.” Shareholders will not be required to take any action in connection with the graduation and listing on the TSX. ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD"Hugo Alves" CEO About Auxly Cannabis Group Inc. (TSX.V: XLY) Auxly is a leading Canadian cannabis company dedicated to bringing innovative, effective, and high-quality cannabis products to the medical, wellness and adult-use markets. Auxly's experienced team of industry first-movers and enterprising visionaries have secured a diversified supply of raw cannabis, strong clinical, scientific and operating capabilities and leading research and development infrastructure in order to create trusted products and brands in an expanding global market. Learn more at www.auxly.com and stay up to date at Twitter: @AuxlyGroup; Instagram: @auxlygroup; Facebook: @auxlygroup; LinkedIn: company/auxlygroup/. Investor Relations: For investor enquiries please contact our Investor Relations Team: Email: IR@auxly.comPhone: 1.833.695.2414 Media Enquiries (only): For media enquiries or to set up an interview please contact: Email: email@example.com Notice Regarding Forward Looking Information: This news release contains certain "forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities law. Forward-looking information is frequently characterized by words such as "plan", "continue", "expect", "project", "intend", "believe", "anticipate", "estimate", "may", "will", "potential", "proposed" and other similar words, or information that certain events or conditions "may" or "will" occur. This information is only a prediction. Various assumptions were used in drawing the conclusions or making the projections contained in the forward-looking information throughout this news release. Forward-looking information includes, but is not limited to: the listing of the Company’s common shares on the TSX; future legislative and regulatory developments involving cannabis and cannabis products; and competition and other risks affecting the Company in particular and the cannabis industry generally. A number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from a conclusion, forecast or projection contained in the forward-looking information in this release including, but not limited to, whether: general economic, financial market, legislative, regulatory, competitive and political conditions in which the Company operates will remain the same. The forward-looking information in this release is based on information currently available and what management believes are reasonable assumptions. Forward-looking information speaks only to such assumptions as of the date of this release. Readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information contained in this release. The forward-looking information contained in this release is expressly qualified by the foregoing cautionary statements and is made as of the date of this release. Except as may be required by applicable securities laws, the Company does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking information to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this release or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events, whether as a result of new information, future events or results, or otherwise. Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
Freedom Acquisition I Corp. (the "Company") announced that, commencing April 19, 2021, holders of the units sold in the Company’s initial public offering of 34,500,000 units completed on February 25, 2021, including the 4,500,000 units sold pursuant to the exercise of the underwriters’ over-allotment option, may elect to separately trade the shares of Class A common stock and warrants included in the units. Shares of Class A common stock and warrants that are separated will trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbols "FACT" and "FACT WS," respectively. Those units not separated will continue to trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "FACT.U." No fractional warrants will be issued upon separation of the units and only whole warrants will trade.
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COLDWATER, Mich., April 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Southern Michigan Bancorp, Inc. (OTC Pink: SOMC ) (“Southern”), the holding company for Southern Michigan Bank & Trust (the “Bank”), today announced that it has completed the private placement of $30 million in fixed-to-floating rate subordinated notes due April 16, 2031 (the “Notes”) to certain qualified institutional buyers and accredited investors. Southern intends to use the net proceeds from this placement for retirement of existing debt, support organic growth, and for general corporate purposes. The Notes have been structured to qualify as Tier 2 capital for Southern for regulatory purposes and will bear interest at a fixed rate of 3.75% per annum until April 16, 2026. For the remainder of the term, the subordinated notes, which mature on April 16, 2031, will bear interest at a rate equal to 3-month Secured Overnight Financing Rate (“SOFR”) plus 302 basis points. The subordinated notes are redeemable by the Company at its option, in whole or in part, on or after June 30, 2026, or in whole or in part from time to time under certain other circumstances. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer John H. Castle stated, "We are extremely pleased to announce the successful completion of this transaction. The tax-deductible nature of the instrument, combined with a low-interest rate and without the dilutive impact of issuing new shares of stock, makes the overall cost of capital quite attractive. The proceeds will allow us to retire existing debt and provide additional funds for continued growth.” Performance Trust Capital Partners, LLC served as the sole placement agent for the offering. Warner Norcross & Judd LLP served as legal counsel to the Company, and Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP served as legal counsel to the placement agent. About Southern Michigan Bancorp, Inc. Southern Michigan Bancorp, Inc. is a bank holding company and the parent company of Southern Michigan Bank & Trust. It operates 13 branches within Branch, Calhoun, Hillsdale, Kalamazoo, and St. Joseph Counties, providing a broad range of consumer, business and wealth management services throughout the region. As of December 31, 2020, Southern had total assets of $997.6 million, total deposits of $838.3 million, and total equity of $93.0 million. Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements about the offering. Forward-looking statements include statements regarding anticipated future events and can be identified by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts. They often include words such as “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” and “intend” or future or conditional verbs such as “will,” “would,” “should,” “could,” or “may.” Forward-looking statements, by their nature, are subject to risks and uncertainties. Certain factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from expected results include the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, increased competitive pressures, changes in the interest rate environment, general economic conditions or conditions within the securities markets, and legislative and regulatory changes that could adversely affect the business in which Southern and the Bank are engaged. CONTACT: John H. Castle, CEO(517) 279-5500
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LOS ANGELES, April 16 (Reuters) - "Black Panther" director Ryan Coogler said on Friday he would shoot the hit movie's sequel in Georgia as planned, despite his opposition to restrictions on voting rights in the state that have prompted calls by some for a boycott. Coogler said in a guest column for Hollywood trade website Deadline.com that pulling out of Georgia to make the sequel would adversely affect the lives of people involved in making the film. "Black Panther," the first superhero movie with a predominantly Black cast, made more than $1.3 billion at the global box office.