‘Stand your ground’ in Florida could be expanded under DeSantis’ ‘anti-mob’ proposal

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis wants to amend the state’s “stand your ground” law in a proposal that would expand one of the broadest laws of its kind in the country, worrying critics who say it could empower people to use violence during chaotic and tense confrontations during protests.

The move is part of DeSantis’ “anti-mob” draft legislation, which would target people accused of illegal acts during riots and looting. DeSantis, a Republican, presented his aggressive agenda in response to the months of large-scale racial justice protests across the country, which at times flared into violent clashes.

“His proposal will only fuel racial unrest and violence, not dampen it,” said state Sen. Randolph Bracy, a Democrat whose district includes parts of Orange County. “DeSantis is treating the law as a playbook for his next election, which is reckless and irresponsible.”

The draft legislation, which was provided to some lawmakers in late

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Central Puerto S.A. (CEPU) Q3 2020 Earnings Call Transcript

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Central Puerto S.A. (NYSE: CEPU)
Q3 2020 Earnings Call
Nov 12, 2020, 9:00 a.m. ET


  • Prepared Remarks
  • Questions and Answers
  • Call Participants

Prepared Remarks:


Good morning and welcome to the Central Puerto Conference Call following the results announcement for the quarter ended on September 30th, 2020. [Operator Instructions] After today’s presentation, there will be an opportunity to ask questions. Please note this event is being recorded. If you do not have a copy of the press release, please refer to the Investor Support section on the company’s corporate website at www.centralpuerto.com. A replay of today’s call may be accessed through the website, webcast and the Investor Support section of the Central Puerto corporate website.

Before we proceed, please be aware that all financial figures were prepared in accordance with IFRS and are stated in Argentinean pesos, unless otherwise noted. It is worth

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Edith Cowan’s ‘Boomerang Two’ win IAA ‘Big Idea’ 2020 Challenge

The International Advertising Association (IAA) ‘Big Idea’ 2020 Challenge has been won by the Edith Cowan University’s ‘Boomerang Two’ team. The ‘Money Talks Agency’ team from Curtin University came in second. ANZ Banking Group was the client for IAA ‘Big Idea’ 2020.

From a field of more than 150 undergraduate university students from across Australia, five teams emerged as finalists in the competition with University of Canberra team ‘Pivot’, Charles Sturt University team ‘Kajulu Blue’ and University of Queensland team ‘Newish Communications’ taking up the remaining three spots.

IAA ‘Big Idea’ is a national marketing communications challenge specially created for student teams from Australian universities and colleges within advertising, marketing, media and communications faculties. IAA ‘Big Idea’ gives students the opportunity to hone their communication skills  and to provide critical training in the preparation for transition from university into professional practice.

ANZ’s project brief was to develop a marketing communications

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Masters in November means lots of late NFL games

Augusta National’s autumnal Masters this week will lead to an NFL Sunday like no other from a TV standpoint.

Plan on “Brunch with Bryson” and lots of late-afternoon football.

(We’re just guessing U.S. Open champion Bryson DeChambeau will be in contention for the green jacket, and the alliteration worked. Could also be “Doughnuts with Dustin,” “Toast with Tiger,” “Rashers with Rory” or “Java with Jon, Jordan and Justin.” You get the idea.)

Don’t be surprised if “60 Minutes” and the rest of the CBS prime-time lineup of “NCIS: Los Angeles,” “NCIS: New Orleans” and “NCIS” start late. Set your DVR accordingly.

Let’s see if we can answer your questions in the meantime.

How many late-afternoon NFL games will there be?

Six — three on CBS at 3:05 p.m. and three on Fox at 3:25.

It’s unusual for there to be more late afternoon games than noon starts, and there are

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FISPAN Joins Mastercard Start Path Accelerator

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) banking platform FISPAN announced in a press release Thursday (Nov. 12) that it has joined Mastercard’s Start Path accelerator program.

“We are thrilled to have been selected to take part in the Mastercard Start Path program and to be recognized alongside a global network of innovators,” said FISPAN Founder and CEO Lisa Shields in the release. “Participation in this program will allow us to leverage Mastercard’s expertise, technology and channels.”

Start Path connects FinTechs from around the world to support innovation in the payments and financial services industries. The six-month program gives startups access to the knowledge of Mastercard experts and technologies to support their continued business growth, the release stated.

“We see a roadmap of engagement, where each step in the partnership can deliver clear value to Mastercard, FISPAN and our mutual bank customers,” said Shields in the

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Staples Canada launches new Staples Card with Flexiti Financial, as consumers prepare for holiday season

TORONTO, Nov. 12, 2020 /CNW/ – Staples Canada, The Working and Learning Company, has launched a new financing solution ahead of the holiday season, in collaboration with Flexiti Financial (“Flexiti”), a leading provider of point-of-sale consumer financing solutions for retailers. With the new Staples Card, cardholders have access to 0% interest1 financing plans to help make their purchases for home, school and business more affordable.

Flexiti’s financing solution is already available at over 300 Staples retail locations across Canada and will be available on staples.ca in early 2021. Staples customers can easily apply for the Staples Card in-store or online and receive approval within minutes, then use their card immediately. This fully automated and 100% paperless process offers qualified customers flexible payment plans with 0% interest1 options, eliminating the need to reapply for financing for future purchases.

While most credit cards offer a 21-day grace period, the

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Taysha Gene Therapies Reports Third Quarter 2020 Financial Results and Provides Business Update

Successfully raised $96 million in Series B financing and completed $181 million IPO

Established management team with successful track record of developing and commercializing AAV9-based gene therapies for monogenic diseases of the central nervous system

Company on track to initiate a Phase 1/2 clinical trial of TSHA-101 in GM2 gangliosidosis by the end of 2020 and plans to submit four INDs in 2021

Taysha Gene Therapies, Inc. (Nasdaq: TSHA), a patient-centric gene therapy company focused on developing and commercializing AAV-based gene therapies for the treatment of monogenic diseases of the central nervous system in both rare and large patient populations, today reported its financial results for the third quarter of 2020 and provided a business update.

“Just over a year ago, we founded Taysha in partnership with UT Southwestern with a mission to develop gene therapies to address monogenic diseases of the central nervous system, and to that end we

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CBS Should Hope Final Masters Round Doesn’t Have a Rain Delay or Need a Playoff

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The Masters kicked off today as the members of the PGA Tour embarked on the first of four rounds that will span the weekend. There are, of course, no fans in attendance, but the course looks nice. When it isn’t raining, anyway. As you are probably aware, the Masters does not take place in the fall most years. It was moved to this weekend in November back from April because of the coronavirus pandemic.

This made for an interesting TV scheduling conflict that we’d never seen before and will more than likely never see again. CBS holds full broadcasting rights for The Masters. The network is also a primary broadcast rights holder of the NFL. The final round of The Masters will be broadcast on Sunday. That last round usually ends in the late afternoon. This year, that will come at the same time as

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Glancy Prongay & Murray LLP Reminds Investors of Looming Deadline in the Class Action Lawsuit Against Garrett Motion Inc. (GTX, GTXMQ)

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LOS ANGELES, Nov. 12, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Glancy Prongay & Murray LLP (“GPM”) reminds investors of the upcoming November 24, 2020 deadline to file a lead plaintiff motion in the class action filed on behalf of investors who purchased Garrett Motion Inc. (“Garrett” or the “Company”) (NYSE: GTX, OTC: GTXMQ) securities between October 1, 2018 and September 18, 2020, inclusive (the “Class Period”).

If you suffered a loss on your Garrett investments or would like to inquire about potentially pursuing claims to recover your loss under the federal securities laws, you can submit your contact information at https://www.glancylaw.com/cases/garrett-motion-inc/. You can also contact Charles H. Linehan, of GPM at 310-201-9150, Toll-Free at 888-773-9224, or via email at [email protected] to learn more about your rights.

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Controversial proposal to expand ‘stand your ground’ law could put undue burden on business owners

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — There were days earlier this year that Will Davis worried about whether riots and looting would erupt near his Northwood Village business.

“That thought always crossed my mind,” the owner of Day by Day Shoppe said.

But Davis said he’d leave the protecting to the professionals, even though a new proposal by Gov. Ron DeSantis aims to expand Florida’s “stand your ground” law for business owners in the event of a riot or “violent or disorderly assembly.”

“Violence on top of violence is never going to resolve, you know, anything,” Davis said.

The draft proposal would make rioting — defined as “unlawful assembly to pull down or destroy a dwelling or vessel” — a third-degree felony. It would also allow business owners to use force against looting or criminal mischief that results in the impairment or interruption of their businesses.

“There are certainly lots of

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