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Press Release: Blake Griffin and the L.A. Clippers Foundation Team …

By on Jan 18, 2018 in Press Release | 0 comments

LOS ANGELES, CA – Blake Griffin and the L.A. Clippers Foundation have partnered with non-profit Vision To Learn and the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) to provide free eye exams and glasses to every LAUSD student in need throughout the district. Out of over 600,000 LAUSD students, an estimated 15 to 20 percent need glasses. Over the next two years, every student K-12th grade in LAUSD who needs an eye exam and glasses will get them, free of charge, thanks to the generous support of the L.A. Clippers Foundation, Blake Griffin, and LAUSD. Ninety-five percent of first graders who need glasses don’t have them, in part because their families are low-income and have difficulty accessing affordable vision care. Eighty percent of all learning during a child’s first 12 years is visual, making a pair of glasses a critical educational tool. The Clippers and Griffin are teaming with Vision To Learn to solve that problem for LAUSD students because it will help children succeed in school as well as in life. Griffin’s older brother, Taylor, struggled with poor vision as a child and Griffin explained what that meant to him and his family. “I remember going with him to the eye doctor for the first time, and the doctor was surprised how bad his vision was,” Griffin said. “I also remember being jealous of my brother because he got to have these cool glasses and I didn’t. But that was such a huge thing, realizing that he couldn’t see that well until he got glasses. “The sheer number of kids we’ll reach with this program, it’s unbelievable,” Griffin added. “To be able to take care of that many kids and have an impact that widespread is a lot of fun for us and it’s meaningful.” “We are helping to address the vision problem for the students of LAUSD for one reason: it is the L.A. Clippers Foundation’s goal to make a positive difference for children in Los Angeles. This is what we do, and there is no better way to do it than by working with a strong, proven community leader like Vision To Learn to help kids. When you can see the chalk board, or the computer screen,...

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Canopy Growth Corporation Announces $175 Million Bought Deal …

By on Jan 18, 2018 in Press Release | 0 comments

SMITHS FALLS, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – Jan. 17, 2018) – THIS NEWS RELEASE IS INTENDED FOR DISTRIBUTION IN CANADA ONLY AND IS NOT INTENDED FOR DISTRIBUTION TO UNITED STATES NEWSWIRE SERVICES OR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES. Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX:WEED) (“Canopy Growth” or the “Corporation”) announced today that it has entered into an agreement with a syndicate of underwriters co-led by GMP Securities L.P. (“GMP”) and BMO Capital Markets as joint bookrunners (“BMO” and together with GMP, the “Co-Lead Underwriters” and collectively with the syndicate, the “Underwriters”), pursuant to which the Underwriters have agreed to purchase, on a bought deal basis pursuant to the filing of a short form prospectus, 5,060,000 common shares (the “Common Shares”) of the Corporation at a price of $34.60 per Common Share (the “Offering Price”) for aggregate gross proceeds to Canopy Growth of $175,076,000 (the “Offering”). The Corporation has agreed to grant the Underwriters an over-allotment option to purchase up to an additional 759,000 Common Shares at the Offering Price, exercisable in whole or in part, at any time on or prior to the date that is 30 days following the closing of the Offering. The Common Shares will be offered by way of a short form prospectus to be filed in all provinces of Canada (except Quebec). The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the Offering for capital expenditures for capacity expansion, working capital, and general corporate requirements. The Offering is expected to close on February 7, 2018 and is subject to certain conditions including, but not limited to, the receipt of all necessary regulatory and stock exchange approvals, including the approval of the Toronto Stock Exchange and the applicable securities regulatory authorities. The securities being offered have not been, nor will they be, registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of, U.S. persons absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of the securities in any State in which such offer, solicitation...

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Press Release: Blake Griffin and the LA Clippers Foundation Team with Vision To Learn to Provide Free Eye Exams …

By on Jan 17, 2018 in Press Release | 0 comments

LOS ANGELES, CA – Blake Griffin and the L.A. Clippers Foundation have partnered with non-profit Vision To Learn and the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) to provide free eye exams and glasses to every LAUSD student in need throughout the district. Out of over 600,000 LAUSD students, an estimated 15 to 20 percent need glasses. Over the next two years, every student K-12th grade in LAUSD who needs an eye exam and glasses will get them, free of charge, thanks to the generous support of the L.A. Clippers Foundation, Blake Griffin, and LAUSD. Ninety-five percent of first graders who need glasses don’t have them, in part because their families are low-income and have difficulty accessing affordable vision care. Eighty percent of all learning during a child’s first 12 years is visual, making a pair of glasses a critical educational tool. The Clippers and Griffin are teaming with Vision To Learn to solve that problem for LAUSD students because it will help children succeed in school as well as in life. Griffin’s older brother, Taylor, struggled with poor vision as a child and Griffin explained what that meant to him and his family. “I remember going with him to the eye doctor for the first time, and the doctor was surprised how bad his vision was,” Griffin said. “I also remember being jealous of my brother because he got to have these cool glasses and I didn’t. But that was such a huge thing, realizing that he couldn’t see that well until he got glasses. “The sheer number of kids we’ll reach with this program, it’s unbelievable,” Griffin added. “To be able to take care of that many kids and have an impact that widespread is a lot of fun for us and it’s meaningful.” “We are helping to address the vision problem for the students of LAUSD for one reason: it is the L.A. Clippers Foundation’s goal to make a positive difference for children in Los Angeles. This is what we do, and there is no better way to do it than by working with a strong, proven community leader like Vision To Learn to help kids. When you can see the chalk board, or the computer screen,...

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UK Landlords Union under fire for using Auschwitz photo in news release

By on Jan 17, 2018 in Press Release | 0 comments

The Landlords Union, an organization in the United Kingdom, is under fire for using a photo of Auschwitz to illustrate a news release about new government policies against rogue landlords. The image reportedly first appeared on the news release on the union’s property118.com website two weeks ago, the British tabloid Metro reported, but was only removed on Monday. Get The Times of Israel’s Daily Edition by email and never miss our top stories Free Sign Up A post with the same image also appeared on Twitter. New post (New Government powers to ban landlords and additional HMO regulations) has been published on Property118 – https://t.co/XEjEzF2qnw pic.twitter.com/2PweuUwGqL — The Landlords Union (@Property118) December 29, 2017 “Disgusting use of this photograph. I suggest you go and visit Auschwitz you then might realize how inappropriate this picture is. Remove it as soon as possible,” read one response. “Was wondering how it relates to their article,” read another. “Quite shocking,” read another response. In a post to property118.com on Tuesday morning, Neil Patterson, identified as a member of The Landlord’s Union, posted an apology for using the image, saying “I had no idea that the image I selected was one of Auschwitz and I certainly didn’t intend to offend the memorial or indeed anybody else.” He said he found the photo after searching for the keyword Prison on the Pexels stock images website. He added that Pexels also has since removed the image. In addition to the apology, Patterson made a donation to the Auschwitz Memorial. He said he did not know about the Twitter storm over the image since he does not have a Twitter account. He added that the use of the image also had been reported to Twitter, who emailed the Union on Tuesday morning to say that they “were taking no action on the basis that we had not breached their TC’s or any copyright or other laws,” according to...

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Police Scotland chief ‘approved watchdog press release’

By on Jan 16, 2018 in Press Release | 0 comments

The Chief Constable of Police Scotland was invited to edit a press release welcoming him back to work by the watchdog responsible for overseeing his behaviour, it has emerged. Emails released by a Scottish Parliament committee show that Phil Gormley was asked to check a media announcement set to be published by the Scottish Police Authority (SPA). “This saga serves as yet further proof that the few individuals at the top of the SNP’s centralised, secretive policing structure are all too close for comfort” Liam McArthur MSP Scotland’s top police officer has been on special leave since September over bullying allegations, which he denies, with his position being reviewed every four weeks. The SPA board agreed that he should return to his duties on 10 December, but their decision was reversed after an intervention by Justice Secretary Michael Matheson. He has since been accused by Mr Gormley’s lawyers of acting “unlawfully” by blocking his reinstatement and was forced to explain himself at Holyrood. Emails released by the Public Audit Committee show that on 9 November, the SPA had drafted a press statement announcing Mr Gormley’s return to Police Scotland. This was sent to the Chief Constable’s solicitor David Morgan, who sent it back with a series of changes requested by Mr Gormley which were accepted by the SPA. Edited The new press release included a sentence making clear that Mr Gormley welcomed the SPA’s decision and was looking forward to resuming his duties. The Liberal Democrats said the exchange proved that relations between the most senior officers at Police Scotland and the watchdog were too cosy. “This saga serves as yet further proof that the few individuals at the top of the SNP’s centralised, secretive policing structure are all too close for comfort,” said the party’s justice spokesman Liam McArthur. “Power is heavily concentrated in the hands of just a handful of people at the very top and that needs to change.” The press release – which was never sent out due to Mr Matheson’s intervention – also stated that welfare arrangements had been put in place for Mr Gormley’s accusers. Kenny MacAskill: Phil Gormley must resign In his statement to Holyrood last week, the Justice Secretary said one...

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News Release

By on Jan 16, 2018 in Press Release | 0 comments

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ross J. Beaty, of 1550 – 625 Howe Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6C 2T6, announced that on January 15, 2018 he disposed of ownership of 3,000,000 common shares (the “Common Shares”) in the capital of Amerigo Resources Ltd. (“Amerigo”) at a price of CDN$1.25199 per Common Share and aggregate proceeds of CDN$3,755,970  (the “Disposition”).  Amerigo is a company with an office at 1260 – 355 Burrard Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6C 2G8. Prior to the Disposition, Mr. Beaty owned, directly or indirectly, or exercised control or direction over 27,298,393 Common Shares. Of these securities, 27,248,393 Common Shares were held by Kestrel Holdings Ltd., a corporation controlled by Mr. Beaty (“Kestrel”), and the rest were owned by Mr. Beaty personally. The 27,298,393 Common Shares represented approximately 15.5% of the total number of issued and outstanding Common Shares of Amerigo immediately before the Disposition. After completion of the Disposition, Mr. Beaty now owns, directly or indirectly, or exercises control or direction over, 24,298,393 Common Shares. Of these securities, 24,248,393 Common Shares are held by Kestrel and the rest are owned by Mr. Beaty personally. The 24,298,393 Common Shares represent approximately 13.8% of the total number of issued and outstanding Common Shares of Amerigo resulting in a decrease by 6.1% to Mr. Beaty’s holdings since February 11, 2010 (the date of the last early warning report filed by Mr. Beaty in respect of Amerigo). Mr. Beaty’s disposition was made for investment purposes.  Mr. Beaty may, in the future, acquire or dispose of ownership and control over additional securities of Amerigo for investment purposes.  The Disposition took place on the following markets: Alpha Exchange, Chi-X2 Exchange, Chi-X Exchange, NEO, NEO Lit, Omega Exchange, Pure Exchange, Toronto Stock Exchange and TriAct Exchange. For more information, or to obtain a copy of the subject early warning report, please contact: Ross J. Beaty1550 – 625 Howe StreetVancouver, British ColumbiaV6C 2T6 Telephone:  (604) 806-3173Facsimile: (604)...

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