Hildene Capital Management, LLC and certain of its managed funds (collectively, "Hildene"), which beneficially own a collective 36% of CIB Marine Bancshares, Inc.’s (OTC:CIBH) ("CIB Marine" or the "Company") Series A and Series B preferred stock, as well as approximately 0.10% of the Company’s common stock, today issued an open letter to CIB Marine shareholders highlighting the Company’s refusal to implement a recapitalization plan in the best interests of all shareholders and its track record of misleading shareholders by obfuscating the facts.
England's R number has dropped slightly to between 0.7 and 1 - as the average level of coronavirus infection has dropped sharply across the UK, according to the latest data. Last week, the figure was estimated to be between 0.8 and 1 by the government's Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE). Around one in 480 people in England are estimated to have had coronavirus in the week ending 10 April, down from one in 340 the previous week, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said.
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Raul Castro is to step down as secretary general of Cuba's Communist Party during the party congress which opened on Friday. He is expected to be succeeded by Miguel Diaz-Canel, who took over as Cuba's president in 2018. The move marks a new step in the transition of power from the Castro family to a new generation of leaders born after the 1959 revolution. Raul Castro in 2016 said that he would give up the post of party secretary-general at the party's eighth congress, which begins on Friday. Standing down will complete the move to turn control over to a younger generation of revolutionaries led by Miguel Díaz-Canel, who took over the presidency from Castro in 2018.Many Cubans are anxious about the change after having their daily affairs guided for more than six decades by a Castro, and Raul Castro's expected exit from the political scene couldn’t come at a more difficult time.The coronavirus pandemic, painful financial reforms and restrictions reimposed by the Trump administration have again brought food lines and shortages reminiscent of the “special period” that followed the collapse of the Soviet Union in the 1990s.But, unlike past crises that brought Cubans together, concern is on the rise, fueled by the spread of the Internet and growing inequality that has laid bare the socialist system’s failings.'Inexorable laws of life'At the previous Communist Party congress, in 2016, Castro announced that, owing to the “inexorable laws of life,” he would step down as first secretary-general of the Communist Party in 2021 and yield power to Diaz-Canel. Also expected to resign at the gathering is Castro’s deputy, 90-year-old José Ramón Machado.That would potentially leave the 17-member Politburo for the first time without any veterans of the guerrilla insurgency, or what many Cubans affectionately refer to as the “historic generation”.In January, Diaz-Canel finally launched a plan approved two congresses ago to unify the island’s dual currency system, giving rise to fears of inflation. After the economy contracted 11 percent last year, Diaz-Canel also threw the doors open to a broader range of private enterprise that had been stamped out by state planning, permitting Cubans to legally operate almost any self-run businesses from their homes.Meagre salariesBut the authorities have yet to tackle an overhaul of bloated state-run companies and government agencies on which the vast majority of Cubans depend for their meagre salaries and subsistence. Any change in Cuba is likely to be slow. The word “continuity” scrawled in red is repeated many times on a giant billboard erected in the Revolution Plaza where Fidel Castro at his height in the 1960s and 1970s used to mesmerise Cubans with his anti-imperialist harangues.But at least some on the island are agitating for more radical change. Hundreds of artists, some of them wrapped in the Cuban flag, have in recent months carried out anti-government protests. Top leaders have tried to vilify the demonstrators, accusing them of being paid by exiles in Miami. But the movement has gained momentum thanks to the arrival of mobile internet service two years ago that has made it easier for dissidents to organize. 'Northern empire'As always in Cuba’s history, the wildcard is the “Northern Empire,” as communist stalwarts refer to the US. This year’s congress, like the two before it, coincides with the anniversary of the 1961 invasion by CIA-funded Cuban exiles at the Bay of Pigs.President Joe Biden campaigned on the promise to partially revive the Obama administration’s opening that saw the US raise the American flag at its long-shuttered embassy in Havana, ease the decades-old trade embargo, and boost air connections between the two countries.Most of those policies were reversed by the Trump administration, which at the last minute even declared Cuba a state sponsor of terrorism, despite Havana having helped broker a peace deal between Colombia’s government and leftist rebels.
Just days after DMX died, a new song from the Epix series “Godfather of Harlem” has been released, featuring the late rapper with his longtime friend Swizz Beatz and French Montana. The track, “Been to War,” is from the soundtrack to the second season of the series, which premieres April 18. The track is likely the first among many posthumous […]
"Lo dico chiaro: ci troviamo alla prova generale di bavaglio dell'utilizzo del ddl Zan. Si sono organizzati per escludermi ed impedirmi di parlare a causa di 'hateful speech' (discorsi d'odio, ndr), in un social dove non solo non ho mai rivolto un solo insulto a nessuno, ma li ho sempre e solo subiti, e chiunque può testimoniarlo". E' lo sfogo all'Adnkronos di Mario Adinolfi, che denuncia oggi di essere stato 'cacciato' dal social network Clubhouse per le opinioni espresse sul ddl Zan contro l'omotransfobia. "Non solo: dopo averli subiti - scandisce il leader del Popolo della Famiglia- ho ricevuto moltissime segnalazioni, e queste segnalazioni hanno fatto scattare l'algoritmo che ha portato all'espulsione". Secondo Adinolfi il motivo dell'esclusione dal nuovo social di chat audio, che ha la caratteristica di avere delle 'stanze' nelle quali si affrontano le più svariate discussioni - è metterlo a tacere per le sue opinioni critiche sul decreto legge Zan, la cui calendarizzazione in Parlamento agita da settimane il dibattito politico dentro e fuori dalle Camere. "Non mi interessa dell'account Clubhouse, sia ben chiaro - sottolinea il giornalista e politico - e mi lascia indifferente la policy dei social. Qui la questione è un'altra". Ed ecco il racconto di Adinolfi: "Stamattina, tramite l'acount di mia moglie, sono intervenuto in una stanza dove si trovava l'onorevole Zan. E dato che si parlava del mio caso, gli ho chiesto: ma se domani queste 150 segnalazioni che oggi impediscono la mia partecipazione a Clubhouse diventano 150 denunce di discorso d'odio secondo la fattispecie da lei introdotta dell'istigazione all'odio omofobico, devo aspettarmi di andare in galera per sei anni? Bene, l'onorevole Zan è fuggito dalla room e hanno sbattuto fuori mia moglie e hanno chiuso in fretta e furia la room stessa". "Qui ci troviamo in un clima di assoluto conformismo ideologico, dove vogliono imporre questa nuova normativa -incalza Adinolfi- E quando c'è qualcuno che prova ad esplicitare un'opinione diversa sui social, fanno le prove generali di bavaglio e galera. Chi può sapere se questo stesso meccanismo non si trasferirà dai social alle aule di giustizia? Come possiamo sapere che non accadrà?", si domanda il giornalista. Sui social, dove Adinolfi ha postato la notizia dell'escusione da Clubhouse, il popolo degli internauti si è diviso. Alcuni sono scesi in campo a difesa si Adinolfi, come Guido Crosetto: "Un nuovo social, Clubhouse, ha deciso di cacciare Mario Adinolfi. È un social nel quale le persone accedono e confrontano le idee, discutendo. Ho sentito alcune volte Mario esprimere le sue ed essere coperto di insulti. Ora però cacciano lui! Non è accettabile, è regime!", scrive. Ma c'è anche chi non è d'accordo, come Luca Bizzarri che, rispondendo a Crosetto, twitta: "I diritti sono una cosa seria. Il 'diritto a Clubhouse' non esiste. È una piattaforma con modi e regole, se ci stai accetti le regole, a meno che frignare non faccia più rumore e nutra la tua bolla. E se con la bolla ci mangi, allora frigni. Sic et simpliciter".
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Heavy fighting near the Yemeni city of Marib has killed 96 combatants over the past two days as Huthi rebels press their offensive on the government's last northern toehold, loyalist commanders said Friday. "Clashes between the two sides on several fronts in the Marib area on Wednesday and Thursday killed 36 loyalists troops and 60 rebels," one government military source told AFP.The Iran-backed Shiite rebels rarely disclose their own losses.Aircraft of a military coalition led by Saudi Arabia provided air support to government ground forces.The Huthis are "keeping up their slow advance on Marib and now constitute a very real threat on the Kassara and Mashjah fronts, northwest of the city," another loyalist military official told AFP.The loss of Marib would be a heavy blow for the Yemeni government, currently based in the southern city of Aden, and for its Saudi backers.The city of Marib and its surrounding oil fields make up the last significant pocket of government-held territory in the north, the rest of which is under rebel control, including the capital Sanaa.The city's fall could also lead to humanitarian disaster, as vast numbers of civilians displaced from fighting elsewhere have sought refuge in the area.Around 140 camps have sprung up in the surrounding desert to provide basic shelter for up to two million displaced people, according to the Yemeni government.US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has warned that the suffering will only end when a political solution is found between the Huthis and the government.The rebels see Marib as a strategic prize that will give them more bargaining power in peace talks that Washington says must begin soon.The conflict has killed tens of thousands of people since Saudi Arabia and its allies intervened in 2015.Millions have been pushed to the brink of famine, in what the United Nations has described as the world's worst humanitarian crisis.(AFP)
China is willing to strengthen cooperation with France and Germany to cope with climate change, President Xi Jinping told his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Chinese state media reported on Friday. Xi last year announced that China, the world's biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, would achieve a peak in carbon dioxide emissions before 2030 and carbon neutrality by 2060.
CBS News is launching a series called Eye on Earth: Our Planet in Peril, tied to Earth Day and focusing on climate change and potential solutions. The series will launch on Monday across the network’s platforms, led by senior national and environmental correspondent Ben Tracy, senior foreign correspondent Mark Phillips, foreign correspondent Debora Patta and […]
Stringent government regulations regarding public safety & product quality and continuous advances in electronics, automation, and robotics are a few major factors driving the ultrasonic testing market growth.New York, April 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report "Ultrasonic Testing Market with COVID-19 Impact by Type , Equipment, Service, Vertical And Geography - Global Forecast to 2026" - https://www.reportlinker.com/p04093399/?utm_source=GNW The high adoption of IoT devices and the rising need to assess the health of aging assets are the other factors that propel the development of the ultrasonic testing market.Based on type, the market for the phased array type to witness a high CAGR during the forecast period.The phased array testing type is expected to multiply during the forecast period from 2021 to 2026.This type is used to measure or identify the subsurface cracks & seams, flaws, crack depth, coating thickness, and permeability.Phased array type reduces the use of multiple elements to steer, focus, and scan beams with a single transducer assembly.It optimizes defect detection and minimizes inspection time.It is used widely in the power generation, construction and manufacturing verticals and service environments that inspect safety or quality-related issues. The phased array type is used to check surface-breaking cracks on metals and inspect discontinuities in metal tubes.Training services to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period.Training services are likely to continue to gain the second-largest market share in the coming years since training NDT technicians to keep them updated with new technological trends and make them aware of the customers’ changing demands is equally essential. The market for training services is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period.APAC to be the fastest-growing market for ultrasonic testing activitiesAsia Pacific is likely to be the fastest-growing region in the ultrasonic testing market due to the rapid infrastructural development and automation adoption in manufacturing industries in countries such as India and China.The Make in India campaign promotion by the government and the development in the Smart Cities project provide lucrative opportunities for the players in the ultrasonic testing market in India.The market in India is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period.In-depth interviews have been conducted with C-level executives, managers, and other executives from various key organizations operating in the ultrasonic testing market.Break-up of profiles of primary participants for the report is given below:• By Company Type: Tier 1 – 26%, Tier 2 – 32%, and Tier 3 – 42%• By Designation: C-Level Executives –52%, Directors – 23%, and Managers – 25%• By Region: North America - 44%, Europe – 29%, APAC – 23%, and RoW – 4%Major players in the ultrasonic testing market are as follows:• Baker Hughes (US)• Olympus Corporation (Japan)• MISTRAS Group (US)• Intertek (UK)• Sonatest LTD (UK)• Amerapex Corporation (US)• Sonotron NDT (Israel)• Tecscan Systems Inc (Canada)• Ashtead Technology (Scotland)• NDT Systems Inc (US)• Eddyfi (Canada)• Applied Technical Services Inc (US)Research Coverage:The report defines, describes, and forecasts the ultrasonic testing market based on type, equipment, service, vertical, and geography. It also analyzes competitive developments such as product launches and developments, agreements, partnerships, collaborations, mergers and acquisitions, and expansions carried out by key players to grow in the market.Key Benefits of Buying the Report1. This report segments the ultrasonic testing market comprehensively and provides the closest approximations of the overall market size and subsegments across different applications and regions.2. The report would help stakeholders understand the market’s pulse and provide them with information on key drivers, restraints, challenges, and opportunities.3. This report would help stakeholders understand their competitors better and gain more insights to enhance their market position. The competitive landscape section includes competitor ecosystem, product launches and developments, partnerships, and mergers and acquisitions carried out in the market in the recent past.Read the full report: https://www.reportlinker.com/p04093399/?utm_source=GNWAbout ReportlinkerReportLinker is an award-winning market research solution. Reportlinker finds and organizes the latest industry data so you get all the market research you need - instantly, in one place.__________________________ CONTACT: Clare: firstname.lastname@example.org US: (339)-368-6001 Intl: +1 339-368-6001
Lord Bethell said the Government backs proposals to bring certain procedures in line with other body modification techniques.
The Spanish soccer federation (RFEF) will offer Seville's La Cartuja stadium as an alternative venue for Euro 2020 matches should Bilbao be stripped of its games, the body's president Luis Rubiales said. Bilbao's San Mames stadium is due to host three group games and a round-of-16 tie in June in the European Championship but has been unable to guarantee to UEFA that fans will be allowed to attend games.
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