Novus Capital Announces Appointment of Three New Board Advisors

first_img Facebook Novus Capital Announces Appointment of Three New Board Advisors By Digital AIM Web Support – February 22, 2021 Pinterest Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp TAGS  center_img Local NewsBusiness Facebook WhatsApp INDIANAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 22, 2021– Novus Capital, a company focused on sustainability and social equity through technological innovation, announces three new Board Advisors: Trevor Neilson, Rini Greenfield and Phillip Bayt. “One of the key values Novus brings to our startup partners is the depth and diversity of our Board and Board Advisors’ expertise,” said Bob Laikin, co-founder of Novus Capital. “Trevor, Rini and Phillip are each proven leaders in their respective fields, and we’re proud to have them join us.” Trevor Neilson is co-founder, Chairman and CEO of WasteFuel, a next-generation fuel company that develops low-carbon biofuels from waste. Previously, he served as co-founder and CEO of i(x) investments, a leading impact-investing platform. Neilson continues to serve as chairman of the firm. Named by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader, Neilson served in the White House during the Clinton administration and served on the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre International Advisory Network. Other posts have included co-founder at the Global Philanthropy Group, executive director of the Global Business Coalition, and director of public affairs at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. “I’m thrilled to be joining Novus Capital as part of its ESG strategy,” Neilson said. “There’s tremendous potential in this area, and it’s exciting to be included.” Rini Greenfield is the founding General Partner of Rethink Food, a social impact fund investing in early-stage food technology companies. She also was a co-founder of Adaptive Management, a Tiger Management LLC fund, where she helped pioneer the use of big data analysis for fundamental long-term investments. With over a decade of experience investing in technology and consumer companies, she has deep relationships with technologists, operators and investors worldwide. “In just a short time, Novus has made a tremendous impact with its focus on ESG and sustainable practices,” Greenfield said. “It’s an honor to assist in its next phase of impactful investing.” Phillip Bayt, former Chief Managing Partner for the Indianapolis law firm Ice Miller, practiced in the firm’s Real Estate Group. He brings extensive experience in commercial real estate, gaming, finance, development, joint ventures, real estate funds, real estate taxes, workouts and foreclosures, construction law and leasing. He’s represented both for-profit and non-profit clients in significant commercial transactions. “I am excited to join the Novus Capital team,” Bayt said. “This is a tremendous opportunity to take part in deeply meaningful work.” Novus Capital successfully merged its first special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), Novus Capital Corporation I, into AppHarvest (NASDAQ: APPH) on January 29, 2021. AppHarvest is an applied technology company building some of the world’s largest indoor farms in Appalachia. The company combines conventional agricultural techniques with cutting-edge technology and is addressing key issues including improving access for all to nutritious food, farming more sustainably, building a home-grown food supply, and increasing investment in Appalachia. Bob Laikin, Larry Paulson, Hersch Klaff, Jeff Foster, Ron Sznaider and Heather Goodman of Novus Capital launched a second SPAC, Novus Capital Corporation II, (NYSE: NXU.U) on February 3, 2021. The SPAC raised $287.5 million during its IPO. It will now focus on identifying a potential acquisition in the sustainable smart technology and ESG space. About Novus Capital Novus Capital is a company focused on sustainability, ESG and social equity through technological innovation. The company is led by Robert J. Laikin, Larry Paulson and Jeffrey Foster, who have significant hands-on experience helping high-tech companies optimize their existing and new growth initiatives by exploiting insights from rich data assets and intellectual property that already exist within most high-tech companies. Novus Capital recently listed its second special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), Novus Capital Corporation II (NYSE: NXU.U), on February 3, 2021. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210222005245/en/ CONTACT: Robert J. Laikin [email protected] 317-590-6959 KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDIANA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: ENVIRONMENT TECHNOLOGY FINANCE BANKING OTHER TECHNOLOGY PROFESSIONAL SERVICES SOFTWARE DATA MANAGEMENT OTHER PROFESSIONAL SERVICES SOURCE: Novus Capital Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/22/2021 07:00 AM/DISC: 02/22/2021 07:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210222005245/enCopyright Business Wire 2021. Twitter Previous articleIn Israel and beyond, virus vaccines bring political powerNext articleJuniper Research: Smart Traffic Management to Significantly Reduce Congestion and Emissions; Saving Cities $277 Billion by 2025 Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Calcutta High Court Takes Suo Moto Cognizance Of Illegal Smuggling & Trading Of Endangered Species Of Birds In The State

first_imgNews UpdatesCalcutta High Court Takes Suo Moto Cognizance Of Illegal Smuggling & Trading Of Endangered Species Of Birds In The State LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK5 Dec 2020 12:15 AMShare This – xThe Calcutta High Court on Friday took suo moto cognizance of the illegal smuggling and trading of endangered species of birds in the State. A Division Bench of Chief Justice Thottathil B. Radhakrishnan and Justice Arijit Banerjee has taken up the matter on the basis of a newspaper report that ‘exposed the tip of an iceberg’ regarding the ‘cruel intrusion’ into the life…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Calcutta High Court on Friday took suo moto cognizance of the illegal smuggling and trading of endangered species of birds in the State. A Division Bench of Chief Justice Thottathil B. Radhakrishnan and Justice Arijit Banerjee has taken up the matter on the basis of a newspaper report that ‘exposed the tip of an iceberg’ regarding the ‘cruel intrusion’ into the life birds. Through this case, the Bench has decided to address the following issues: Smuggling and illegal trading of endangered species of birds. To fix the responsibility for such smuggling and illegal trading of endangered species of birds.To pass necessary directions upon the appropriate authorities to ensure that no smuggling and illegal trading of endangered species of birds, take place and the violators are taken to task on a war footing. The Court was informed that endangered birds like Tia, Moyna, Chandana and Pahari Moyna are smuggled from North Bengal, Jharkhand, Bihar and are traded to cities like Kolkata and Delhi, especially during winters. Giving a painful account of how these birds are trapped, the counsel appearing for the Regisrar General of the High Court, Saikat Banerjee, submitted, “A staggering number of birds are cruelly smuggled in various places, in appalling conditions. Birds are trafficked stuffed and suffocated in the piping of suitcases, PVC pipes. They are stuffed in socks, crammed in shoes and their beaks are taped shut. To catch wild parrots, the hunters take two of them as bait and puncture their eyes. These blind and wounded birds are then left on a sheet, where they cry out for help. Soon hundreds of birds will come for help. As soon as they descend, the hunters throw a sheet or chaadar over them and capture them. He also submitted that on Tuesday (December 1) itself, more than 300 Tia and at least 25 hilly Moyna birds were recovered by the forest officers from a bus on Durgapur Expressway. In view of the above, the Bench was convinced that “Larger scale capturing of birds using weapons or otherwise and also bringing birds to captivity beyond those permissible under the law, is clearly demonstrated in the suo motu petition.” It has therefore issued notices to 14 relevant authorities (details of the Respondents are not available in the order). During the course of hearing, the counsel stated that in order to effectively deal with the issue at hand, the provisions of Schedule VII, List III [Concurrent List], Entry 17B of the Constitution of India may be resorted to that speak of protection of wild animals and birds. In addition thereto, he submitted, Articles 48A and 51A(g) of the Constitution speak of protecting, improving forests and wildlife. He also made a reference to the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972 which was enacted by the Parliament with an aim to conserve animals, birds, plants and the matters connected therewith. The Bench said that having regard to the importance and emergent situation arising in the matter, it will be dealt with on an urgent basis. It is now listed for hearing on December 8, 202. Case Title: In re : Smuggling and illegal trading of endangered species of birds Click Here To Download Order Read OrderNext Storylast_img read more

By the numbers: Statistical comparisons between Syracuse and Johns Hopkins

first_imgSecond-seeded Syracuse (13-2, 2-2 Atlantic Coast) will take on Johns Hopkins (10-6, 4-1 Big Ten) in the NCAA tournament quarterfinals on Sunday at noon in Annapolis, Maryland. The two teams met once before this season, with Syracuse escaping at home in a 13-10 win over the Blue Jays on March 14. Here are several key statistics, explaining how the two teams stack up against each other heading into the do-or-die matchup this weekend. Faceoffs:JHU: 54 percentSyracuse: 66 percentJohns Hopkins head coach Dave Pietramala said there would be no way for his team to get into an offensive rhythm if SU’s Ben Williams does what everyone expects of him. The sophomore faceoff specialist won 16-of-27 faceoffs against the Blue Jays in the regular season matchup. It’s worth noting that Syracuse has been more effective at the X earlier in games, and as a result has taken 111 more shots than its opponents in the first half of games this year compared to just 43 in the second halves of games. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMan-up goals:JHU: 35 (47 percent)Syracuse: 29 (49 percent)Syracuse converted on two of its four man-up opportunities in its 20-8 win over Marist on Sunday. In the last three games, the Orange has converted on six man-up chances. As a team SU has drawn 16 more penalties than its opponents and 13 more minutes on the man-up. Johns Hopkins, on the other hand, has drawn 25 more penalties than its opponents with an extra 16 minutes within the advantage. Opponents shooting percentage:JHU: 30 percentSyracuse: 28 percentMuch like the Orange offense, the Syracuse defense is stocked with upperclassmen. Three of the four primary defenders are academic seniors while Jay McDermott is a junior. SU has dominated winning ground balls by a 519-363 clip this season, and that’s not all because of Williams. JHU only has a plus-23 margin on ground balls, but the defense has stepped it up at the right time, allowing fewer than 10 goals in the past three games. Goals per game: JHU: 13Syracuse: 15The Syracuse attack stacks up with anybody in the country, but Pietramala said it’s the Orange’s secondary options like Henry Schoonmaker, Nicky Galasso and Hakeem Lecky on the first-line midfield that make SU so dangerous. Those three have combined for 29 percent of the team’s scoring while the attacks are at 48 percent. John’s Hopkins’ scoring comes largely from Ryan Brown, who has 58 of the team’s 207 goals. No one else has more than 25 goals.Turnover margin: JHU: -8Syracuse: +11John Desko was asked what, if any, were his team’s weaknesses. He mentioned turnovers as something his group needs to work on, as the Orange has totaled 11 more turnovers than its opponents this season. More than 30 players on the roster have totaled at least one turnover. Johns Hopkins has actually turned the ball over eight more times than Syracuse, but has also collected 27 more turnovers from its opponents than SU.Goals against average:JHU: 10Syracuse: 9Bobby Wardwell has been a better goalie late in games than early on. He’s made 44 saves in the fourth quarters of games this year compared to just 27 in the first quarter. Eric Schneider for JHU has seen a marked difference later in the season. In the past five games he’s allowed 6.8 goals per game compared to 12.4 during a rough seven-game stretch early in the year. ESPN analyst Mark Dixon said neither goalkeeper is the best out there, but both do a good job giving their teams a shot to win. Comments Published on May 16, 2015 at 1:26 pm Contact Sam: [email protected] | @SamBlum3 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

College World Series scores: Daily TV schedule, bracket, results for 2019 NCAA baseball tournament

first_imgIt’s time for college baseball fans’ annual pilgrimage to middle America — Omaha, Neb., to be exact — for the 2019 College World Series. After an unpredictable run of regional and super regional games, the field of 64 was narrowed to the final eight teams, which have been competing in a double-elimination tournament.   Wednesday, June 19Game 7: Louisville 5, Auburn 3 Game 9: Texas Tech 4, Florida State 1 Tuesday, June 25Vanderbilt 4, Michigan 1 Game 8: Vanderbilt 6, Mississippi State 3 Game 2: Florida State 1, Arkansas 0 Tuesday, June 25Finals: Game 2: Vanderbilt 4, Michigan 1 Sunday, June 16Game 3: Vanderbilt 3, Louisville 1 Monday, June 17Game 5: Texas Tech 5, Arkansas 4 ESPNWednesday, June 26Game 3: Michigan vs. Vanderbilt7 p.m. ETESPNJune 21 resultsMichigan 15, Texas Tech 3Vanderbilt 3, Louisville 2College World Series 2019 TV channels, live streamDate: June 15-26Location: TD Ameritrade Park, Omaha, Neb.TV channels: ESPN, ESPN2Live stream: Watch ESPNESPN networks will anchor coverage of the College World Series from the first pitch of Game 1 until the final pitch in the championship game. For the sixth straight year, the trio of play-by-play guy Karl Ravech and color commentators Eduardo Perez and Kyle Peterson will be on the call.You can also live-stream the College World Series on ESPN.com or with the Watch ESPN app.2019 College World Series bracketBracket 1TeamWLMichigan30OUT – No. 5 Arkansas02OUT – Florida State12OUT- No. 8 Texas Tech22Bracket 2TeamWLNo. 2 Vanderbilt30OUT – No. 6 Mississippi State12OUT – Auburn02OUT – No. 7 Louisville22College baseball schedule, scoresSaturday, June 15Game 1: Michigan 5, Texas Tech 3 Tuesday, June 18Game 7: Louisville vs. Auburn, suspendedcenter_img Friday, June 21Game 11: Michigan 15, Texas Tech 3 Game 4: Mississippi State 5, Auburn 4 Game 6: Michigan 2, Florida State 0 Thursday, June 20Game 10: Louisville 4, Mississippi State 3 Game 12: Vanderbilt 3, Louisville 2 College World Series baseball games todayHere’s the schedule for next week’s College World Series playoff games, scores of all the tournament’s games, and how to watch every game live.Championship finals scheduleMonday, June 24Michigan 7, Vanderbilt 4 The field was composed of four SEC teams (Mississippi State, Arkansas, Auburn, Vanderbilt) and five national seeds, but the unpredictable nature of the CWS — five of the last seven winners have not been among the top eight national seeds — means that it was really anyone’s tournament to win. Michigan, which was a No. 3 seed in its regional, could be dogpiling by the end of the month. Below is information for how to watch them, as well as a full slate of games for the entire CWS. Monday, June 24Finals: Game 1: Michigan 7, Vanderbilt 4 Wednesday, June 26Finals: Game 3: Michigan vs. Vanderbilt7 p.m. ETESPNlast_img read more

Prairie Meadows Casino including potential sports betting area in remodel plans

first_imgALTOONA — Legalizing sports betting is one issue the Iowa Legislature is expected to take up in this new session, and the state-licensed casinos are preparing to get into the action when they do.The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission recently approved an agreement requested by Prairie Meadows in Altoona to create an area for a sports book at the facility. “The plan if for William Hill to operate a sports book on that site if sports wagering is authorized this legislative year,” according to Racing and Gaming administrator Brian Ohorilko.The agreement provides an eight-year lease for 8,600 square feet of space, and William Hill will also help fund its construction. He says it’s unknown if sports betting will be approved by lawmakers — but the timing is right for Prairie Meadows to create the sports book space during their remodeling.“It made sense to put that into the plans while they are starting their remodel,” Ohorilko says. “So that was why — at least our understanding — why this agreement came to be at this time of year,” Ohorilko explains. Ohorilko says all the casinos have been paying close attention to the issue — but there’s been no work done to prepare sports betting areas.“Many of them seem to have an idea or a plan for where they may put a sports book or have their sports gambling operations, ” he says. “Each facility looks a little different in Iowa, and so I’m sure every plan will be a little bit different.”He says Prairie Meadows appears to be the casino that has done the most to prepare at this point. “I think most of the facilities are just keeping an eye be allowed for them to do,” Ohorilko says.The Iowa Gaming Association has been pushing to get lawmakers to legalize sports betting after a U.S. Supreme Court ruled it should not be limited to the state of Nevada.last_img read more