Anniversary of George Floyd’s death, NBA Playoffs, Texas gun bill: 5 things to know Tuesday

NRA’s Attempt To ‘Trigger The Libs’ With Sen. John Kennedy Backfires Hilariously

The National Rifle Association fired off a weird tweet that the gun group hoped would “trigger the libs.” 

Instead they triggered a suggestion that they use their spellcheck ― because the message featuring Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) lovingly stroking a handgun to some odd music contained a major typo: 

The typo ― “belive” instead of “believe” ― took off on social media as the NRA’s critics couldn’t stop laughing at the easily avoidable error:

Aaron Gordon pauses Dame Time, helps Denver Nuggets get even with Portland Trail Blazers

In the Denver Nuggets’ 128-109 Game 2 win Monday over the Portland Trail Blazers, Nikola Jokic had 38 points, with eight rebounds and five assists. Aaron Gordon finished with 13 points, six rebounds and two assists. And the Nuggets insist that Gordon was just as vital to then tying the series 1-1 as Jokic was.

It was mainly because of Gordon’s work on the defensive end on Blazers guard Damian Lillard, who scored 32 of his 42 points in the first half. His first-half scoring barrage included eight 3-pointers, tying an NBA playoff record for most in a half.

Gordon guarded Lillard in the second half, stifling his 3-pointers and allowing the Nuggets to run away with the game.

Greencore Group HY Profit Drops

Greencore Group plc (GNC.L) reported that its profit attributable to equity shareholders for the 26 weeks ending 26 March 2021 dropped to 0.1 million pounds or break even per share from 23.3 million pounds or 5.2 pence per share in the prior year.

Loss before loss for the period was 1.8 million pounds compared to profit before tax of 27.3 million pounds, hurt by lower Group Operating Profit, slightly higher finance costs and partly offset by the exceptional net gain reported in the latest period.

Reported revenue in the period was 577.1 million pounds, a decrease of 19.0% from last year, primarily reflecting the impact of COVID-19 on demand in food to go categories. Pro forma revenue decreased by 18.6%.

Big Yellow FY21 Profit Surges, Lifts Dividend – Quick Facts

Self storage provider Big Yellow Group Plc (BYG.L) reported Tuesday that its fiscal 2021 profit before tax was 265.8 million pounds, up 185 percent from prior year’s 93.4 million pounds, due to higher revaluation gain on investment properties.

Basic earnings per share were 152.3 pence, compared to 55.8 pence last year.

Adjusted profit before tax was 74.6 million pounds, compared to 71.0 million pounds a year ago.

EPRA earnings per share were 42.4 pence, compared to 42.1 pence a year ago.

Revenue for the year was 135.2 million pounds, up 4.6 percent from last year’s 129.3 million pounds largely driven by increase in average occupancy. Like-for-like store revenue growth was 4.9 percent.

Store revenue for the fourth quarter was 33.8 million pounds, an increase of 9.7 percent from last year

Further, the company said its final distribution of Property Income Distribution or PID and ordinary dividend declared is 17.0 pence per share. This brings the total distribution declared for the year to 34.0 pence per share representing an increase of 0.6 percent from 33.8 pence per share last year.

Looking ahead, Nicholas Vetch, Executive Chairman, said, “The stores are approaching our target of 90 percent occupancy, we have fourteen sites in development, representing 20 percent growth to the existing capacity and we have ten times interest cover. Our investment case remains to provide consistent compounding returns from both income and growth from a secure capital structure.”

Lessor SMBC orders 14 additional 737 MAX jets from Boeing

FILE PHOTO: A Boeing 737 MAX airplane lands after a test flight at Boeing Field in Seattle, Washington, U.S. June 29, 2020. REUTERS/Karen Ducey

DUBLIN (Reuters) – Aircraft leasing firm SMBC Aviation Capital has agreed to buy an additional 14 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft with a low-cost configuration, with deliveries due to begin later this year, it said on Tuesday.

The company, which had previously dislosed firm orders for 89 MAX jets and a commitment to a fleet of 133, last year deferred delivery of 68 of those jets by four years until 2025-2027.

Helical PLC FY21 Profit Down, Lifts Dividend – Quick Facts

Helical Plc. (HLCL.L), a property investment and development company, reported Tuesday that its fiscal 2021 IFRS profit before tax was 20.5 million pounds, down from last year’s 43.0 million pounds.

IFRS basic earnings per share were 14.8 pence, lower than 32.3 pence a year ago.

EPRA loss per share was 1.8 pence, compared to last year’s earnings of 7.6 pence.

The company’s see-through Total Property Return was 48.6 million pounds, compared to last year’s 83.9 million pounds. See-through net rental income was 25 million pounds, compared to 28.5 million pounds.

Further, the company proposed final dividend of 7.40 pence per share, an increase of 23.3 percent from last year’s 6 pence. Total dividend for the year would be 10.10 pence, an increase of 16.1 percent, returning to pre-Covid level in 2019.

Anniversary of George Floyd’s death, NBA Playoffs, Texas gun bill: 5 things to know Tuesday

‘A year that’s ripped my heart out’: George Floyd’s family struggles with loss, a year since murder

One year ago, George Floyd was murdered at the hands of police, a day that sparked protests for social justice worldwide. Floyd, 46, died on May 25, 2020, after former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin pressed his knee into his neck for more than nine minutes. To millions around the world, the final minutes of Floyd’s life reflected decades of police brutality against Black and brown citizens and unleashed months of protests worldwide against systemic racism. But for those closest to Floyd, his death was a theft: the abrupt loss of a friend and confidant, of a man who helped troubled youth give up their guns, of a brother whose killing left a void stretching from Minneapolis to Houston’s Third Ward. The one-year mark of his murder will be observed with a block party in the Houston housing projects where he grew up. 

  • After Floyd, other American families whose loved ones were killed by police battle for justice
  • Floyd’s murder fueled the Black Lives Matter movement. A year later, activists and families are clashing over what comes next
  • George Floyd. Trayvon Martin. Sandra Bland. For many Black Americans, these deaths and others have caused lasting trauma