Dodgers fans turn out in Houston to taunt Astros over cheating scandal
Dodgers fans showed out at Minute Maid Park on Tuesday and brought the ruckus with them.
It was the first game with fans back in the building between Los Angeles and the Houston Astros since Game 5 of the 2017 World Series, a 13-12 walk-off thriller for Houston to give the Astros a 3-2 advantage in a World Series it went on to win in seven games.
With the hindsight of an electronic sign-stealing operation and cheating scandal that rocked Major League Baseball, that game could now be considered the pinnacle of Houston's disobedience.
Stock Alert: BIT Mining Shares Surge 19%
The stock, BIT Mining Ltd. (BTCM), is currently trading at $8.43, up $1.35 or 19.07%, with trading volume rising over 2.36 million versus an average volume of 527K shares. BTCM has been trading in the range of $2.51 – $35.00 for the past one year.
On May 24, BIT Mining said it entered into a binding investment term sheet with a Kazakhstan-based company to jointly invest in a cryptocurrency mining data center in Kazakhstan. Pursuant to the Term Sheet, the company would invest a total amount of US$9.33 million to jointly construct and operate the Kazakhstan Mining Data Center.
An American detained in Russia got infected with COVID-19 after being denied a vaccine, his family said
- Trevor Reed, a former US Marine, has been detained in Russia since 2019.
- His family said Russian officials refused to vaccinate him, and now he has COVID-19.
- The family said Trevor’s illness was “a result of a toxic mix of incompetence, recklessness and spitefulness.”
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The family of an American man detained in Russia said he got sick with COVID-19 after officials refused to let him be vaccinated.
Trevor Reed, a former US Marine, was detained in August 2019 after being accused of assaulting police officers.
His family said in a Tuesday statement that Reed had complained of COVID-19 symptoms, including losing his sense of smell, and tested positive, but a judge refused extra medical tests or a postponement of a court hearing.
“It is completely unacceptable that Trevor contracted COVID in the first place. Some time ago, [US] Embassy officials requested permission to vaccinate Trevor and Russian officials refused,” the family said.
“Trevor now has COVID as a result of a toxic mix of incompetence, recklessness and spitefulness on the part of Russian authorities.”
The hearing, which was meant to be for Wednesday, has since been postponed, said Jonathan Franks, a spokesman for the Reed family.
Movado Group Sees FY22 Net Sales Above Estimates, Declares Dividend – Quick Facts
While reporting financial results for the first quarter of fiscal 2020 on Thursday, watchmaker Movado Group, Inc. (MOV) initiated net sales outlook for the full-year 2022, above estimates. The company also declared a dividend.
For fiscal 2022, the company now projects net sales between $650.0 million and $665.0 million. On average, analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expect the company to report revenues of $635.85 million for the year.
The company also announced that the Board of Directors approved the payment on June 23, 2021 of a cash dividend in the amount of $0.20 for each share of the Company’s outstanding common stock and class A common stock held by shareholders of record as of the close of business on June 9, 2021.
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp Delivers Baffling New Explanation Of America On Live TV
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) offered a mysterious new summation of America during a live appearance on Fox News on Wednesday.
“It is America, the land of the home and freedom… range,” he said, although the last word could have been “reigns” or even “rains.”
Fox News host Lawrence Jones replied as if he understood perfectly.
“For now it is,” Jones agreed. “We gotta keep fighting.”
Kemp seemed to be attempting to say “land of the free and the home of the brave,” from the national anthem, perhaps with a touch of “Home on the Range” thrown in for good measure, as he explained his decision to ban COVID-19 “vaccine passports” in his state.
Twitter users had a field day:
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Seelos Gets Positive EMA Opinion On Orphan Drug Designation For SLS-005 In ALS – Quick Facts
Biopharmaceutical company Seelos Therapeutics Inc. (SEEL) announced Thursday that it has received a positive opinion on European Orphan Drug Designation for SLS-005 in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) from the European Medicines Agency (EMA) Committee for Orphan Medicinal Products (COMP).
The positive opinion issued by COMP will be sent to the European Commission, which is expected to grant the orphan designation within 30 days.
Under orphan designation in the European Union (EU), Seelos stands to benefit from several incentives such as protocol assistance, reduced regulatory fees and market exclusivity. European guidelines for Orphan Drug Designation are for diseases affecting not more than five in 10,000 people in the EU.
In November, SLS-005 was granted Orphan Drug Designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for ALS. SLS-005 was previously granted Orphan Drug Designation from the FDA and EMA for Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 3 (SCA3), Sanfilippo syndrome and Oculopharyngeal Muscular Dystrophy (OPMD). SLS-005 has also been granted Fast Track designation from the FDA for OPMD.