In Congo, Boga diocese appeals for support to avert militia…

first_img Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Martinsville, VA Africa, [Anglican Communion News Service] Bishop William Bahemuka, of the Diocese of Boga in the Democratic Republic of Congo, has issued a call for emergency support to avert increased militia attacks in the region of Bukiringi, 15 miles north of Boga, the seat of the diocese.On Feb. 24, as the bishop traveled from Bunia to Boga, militia on the road stopped him and demanded payment. After giving them money, he was released and proceeded safely to Boga. The militia has shown willingness to enter into talks with the government, but the government has taken a long time to respond in the wake of their recent contested elections, according to Bahemuka.The residents of Bukiringi, where the militia is living, have only recently left the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp and returned home. To reduce violent attacks, the militia needs to be fed, Bahemuka said. But, the residents do not have enough food to feed them because of their recent return from the IDP camps.The bishop, therefore, is appealing for emergency food assistance to avert violent attacks from the militia. The greatest need is for for cassava flour and beans.Northeastern Congo has suffered from sustained violence since 1997 with only occasional seasons of calm.Bahemuka said: “This militia is the last remaining active militia in Ituri Province and if they can reach a peace agreement with the government, then there will, at last, be peace in Ituri Province. But, if the talks are delayed and the militia does not have food to eat, then they will revert to attacks, rapes, and murder of innocent civilians. With just a little food, we can avert a crisis and work toward a lasting peace in Ituri after 15 years of violence and suffering.”Details about how to make a donation are available on the Anglican Communion website here. 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Rugby World Cup Daily – Record score

first_imgFriday Sep 23, 2011 Rugby World Cup Daily – Record score The Springboks beat Namibia with a tournament highest score of 87-0 in North Harbour, scoring 12 tries an effectively knocking the African neighbours out of the tournament. RWC Daily took a quick look at the game, featured the city of Wellington, and previewed France vs New Zealand.Official highlights of the game can be viewed on the RWC websiteADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error RWC Extra Related Articles 502 WEEKS AGO Alesana Tuilagi smashes a reporter 502 WEEKS AGO All Blacks victory parade in Auckland with… 502 WEEKS AGO IRB Awards 2011 Highlights From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueey30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. What She Looks Like Now is InsaneNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Telegraph Hill / Feldman Architecture

first_img Landscape Design: “COPY” Interior Design: Save this picture!© Joe Fletcher+ 11 Share Photographs photographs:  Joe FletcherPhotographs:  Joe Fletcher United States ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/776009/telegraph-hill-feldman-architecture Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/776009/telegraph-hill-feldman-architecture Clipboard Year:  Year:  Structural Engineer: Projects Houses 2012 Matarozzi Pelsinger Builders Lighting Design: CopyHouses, Extension•San Francisco, United States Clarke de Mornay at Flora Grubb Gardens Architects: Feldman Architecture Year Completion year of this architecture project Kim Cladas Lighting Design General Contractor: Lisa Lougee Interiors 2012 Telegraph Hill / Feldman ArchitectureSave this projectSaveTelegraph Hill / Feldman Architecture ArchDaily “COPY” Metal Fabrication:Chris French MetalSize Of Home:3636 square feet total, 328 square feet additionCity:San FranciscoCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Joe FletcherText description provided by the architects. While the original house offered tall ceilings and the potential for stunning views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Coit Tower, and downtown San Francisco, it suffered from a plain stucco façade and unusually narrow, chopped up interior spaces. For the clients, a busy family who enjoy cooking and entertaining, the dark, cramped living spaces needed reinventing.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe remodel transformed the street façade with grey limestone cladding and projecting metal frames around the windows and garage. It also opened up the entire top level as one great room with windows on three sides, where new skylights softly illuminate the lower levels entry, drawing visitors up from the entry to the main living area. Along the main stair, a perforated screen filters natural light from a large south-facing window. The screen wraps the ceiling kitchen and gives definition to this central space, which was configured like a ship’s galley to neatly tuck away appliances.Save this picture!© Joe FletcherA large deck captures the site’s expansive views and runs into the living area, creating an indoor/outdoor space with a fireplace, built-in seating, and an operable awning for shade. Throughout the home, a gentle palette of gray and white allows the abundance of natural light and views take center stage.Save this picture!© Joe FletcherProject gallerySee allShow lessOpen Call: EXHIB-IT! Florim Architectural Installation in MilanIdeasStudio Dror Designs Steel Sculpture for New Zealand WineryArchitecture News Share Telegraph Hill / Feldman Architecture Strandberg Engineering CopyAbout this officeFeldman ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentExtensionSan FranciscoUnited StatesPublished on October 27, 2015Cite: “Telegraph Hill / Feldman Architecture” 27 Oct 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BronzeBathroomsGeberitBathroom Series – ONESkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight F100 CircularMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassAluminium CompositesAmerican MetalcraftAluminum Panels – Decorative Fencing for BridgesPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsWater Facade PanelDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Concealed Sliding Door | MareaWall / Ceiling LightsiGuzziniExterior Light – WalkyWoodPlycoWood Boards – Birch LaserplyMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?旧金山电报山住宅 / Feldman Architecture是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Institute of Fundraising “to make better use of e-mail”

first_img Howard Lake | 11 September 2003 | News Institute of Fundraising “to make better use of e-mail” In addition to the e-mail alerts received from the AFP in the USA, Institute members will also shortly be able to sign up for alerts from the European Fundraising Association.Lindsay added that “none of this replaces the personal touch and if you would prefer then write or pick up the phone.” Tagged with: Digital European Fundraising Association Individual giving Institute of Fundraising About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.center_img  32 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Institute of Fundraising has told its members that it will “start to make better use of e-mail as a way of communicating with members.”In a letter to members, CEO Lindsay Boswell reported that he is currently carrying out a review of the Institute’s communications strategy. He points out that the Institute already has a series of e-mail briefings from its national and regional groups, as well as “helpful e-mail groupings for most of the Institute’s Special Interest groups”. In practice though, the latter have been set up using the Yahoo! Groups service, rather than being provided by the Institute. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Don’t just mourn, organize

first_imgNov. 9 — We’re as angry and shocked as our readers. The polls were wrong. We’re not the only ones who are horrified that a candidate could be elected who boasted of his misogyny and egged on the worst racists while talking trash against immigrants.But this is no time just to mourn. It’s a time to reaffirm support and militant solidarity with all those who have been the main targets of Trump’s demagogy and hatred: women, people of color, immigrants. That’s the only path toward uniting the working class against its real enemies: the billionaire rulers of this country, including Trump.The day after the election must become Day One of the resistance.More information will come out as to who voted and why. Trump tapped into many grievances and used them to get elected, promising anything and everything and directing anger at the first African-American president. Yet both Trump and Clinton were unpopular, and both offered no real solutions to the problems of capitalist exploitation, racism, sexism and war.Trump did NOT get as many popular votes as Clinton. That shows something about the attitude of the people. But the election system in this country isn’t based on the popular vote. Nor does it give third parties a chance to be heard. (The Moorehead/Lilly campaign of Workers World Party got its revolutionary socialist views heard by being in the streets with the movement including social media.) In addition, many of the most oppressed are prevented by poverty, threats and reactionary laws from voting.Let’s not forget that earlier this year Bernie Sanders moved large crowds by angrily focusing on the economic problems facing the workers. When he was knocked out of the race, it’s possible that some of his supporters refused to support a grinning Clinton or even opted for an angry Trump.The danger is not just Trump the person but the misogyny, racism and attacks on immigrants and the LGBTQ communities that his election victory can unleash. His main support comes from white men. Whether they realize it or not, when they voted for Trump they identified not with the working class, in which the majority are now women and/or people of color, but with the ruling establishment.U.S. corporate culture dishes out fantasy — the fantasy of the strong, rich, white man who can fix everything, from “Batman” to Trump’s “reality” show. The “good” capitalists will provide good jobs for everyone. In this Fox-dominated atmosphere, which extends from films to radio and television to comic books, many bought into Trump’s outright fantasy.But the promises of the Clinton neoliberals are fantasy, too. The fantasy is that U.S. capitalism can be strong and continue to grow under the right president, one carefully hand-picked by the establishment.The next four years will bring a strong dose of real reality. The house of cards that is the world capitalist system is already reacting as stock markets tank. They could rebound for a while, and billions will be won and lost, but the capitalist system can never recover its early vigor — and the financiers know it.It is precisely African Americans, Latinx, Indigenous nations, women, Arabs, Muslims and LGBTQ people who have been in the lead of so many struggles that challenge this system. Trump cannot meet the needs of the vast majority of people in this country. The struggle continues from the grassroots up, and the only answer is to forge the greatest unity of all the movements that fight capitalism and reaction.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Stressed to death? Seeking justice for NYC transit worker

first_imgBy Tony Murphy and Sara CatalinottoNew YorkA Black transit worker in New York City has died from stress-related health conditions after he was falsely arrested while on the job, and after harsh and unjust punishment by the Metropolitan Transit Authority. His death has sparked unity among union members worldwide, community activists and transit justice advocates.In May, African-American, 27-year MTA veteran Darryl Goodwin, a member of Transport Workers Union Local 100, was working at a busy, noise-bombarded subway station booth, assisting a passenger, when New York Police Department Lt. Richard Khalaf yelled for Goodwin to press the button to unlock the station gate.When Goodwin didn’t immediately drop what he was doing, the cop approached and escalated his yelling.  Next, Goodwin was handcuffed and charged with obstructing governmental justice, assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest. Transit bosses hit him with an immediate unpaid suspension that lasted six weeks.To bolster the outrageously false charges, the arresting officer fed a bogus story to the media that this worker had refused to assist the police in their pursuit of a shoplifter, omitting the fact that police have other means to get themselves into any subway.Station agents in TWU Local 100 supported Goodwin in court on June 29.  Activists with the NYC Workers Defense Committee (WDC) knew it was important to try to stop this attack on a worker, so they organized community activists to help pack the court for the next hearing.When the presiding judge in a Manhattan courtroom on Aug. 10 called the name of Darryl Goodwin, 60 people stood up. The crowd included relatives of Goodwin and of Guinean immigrant and cab driver Mohammed Bah, fatally shot by the New York Police Department during a reported mental health crisis in 2012. Also standing in solidarity were members of the Universal Zulu Nation, Parents to Improve School Transportation, the People’s Power Assemblies and Workers World Party, as well as a multinational delegation of transit workers wearing blue uniforms or union shirts.Those physically present also had moral support from the World Federation of Trade Unions, representing 92 million workers, which sent a solidarity statement from its Athens, Greece, office.Goodwin himself was too ill to attend, foreshadowing the tragedy that was to come. The judge, with the office of the Manhattan District Attorney behind him, rejected a motion to dismiss charges. A jury trial was set to begin in six weeks.Afterwards, TWU Local 100 tweeted a photo of union members and community supporters rallying side-by-side with the caption,“TWU crowd outside the courthouse urging prosecutors to drop charges against [station agent] Darryl Goodwin.”But by Aug. 16, the union was announcing sadly that Goodwin had passed away. Their statement cites his friend, TWU Vice President for Stations Derrick Echevarria, who said: “We believe this unwarranted arrest had an underlying effect on his demise. Darryl was stressed out and working a lot of overtime to recover the wages he lost.” (tinyurl.com/y9473kco)The TWU statement also notes that, in May, arresting officer Lt. Khalaf and his cop cronies made hateful comments on Khalaf’s Facebook page, lashing out at the Black Lives Matter movement.NYC WDC had created a fundraising campaign to help Goodwin with his legal expenses and missed pay. Those donations, including $100 from a London Tube driver, have now been given to his sibling. (The fund at tinyurl.com/yctc9nga ends Aug. 30.)The group also posted an online petition that gathered 50 signers a day at first, and 500 in one day after Goodwin’s death was publicized. Comments from signers included: “I think police have too much power and they enjoy misusing it to exploit innocent working people every day. Something has got to give!” and (referring to Goodwin’s employer) “It’s a crime that Transit let the police harass this man to death.”At the large and loving funeral service on Aug. 21, TWU’s Echevarria repeated: “We are all Darryl Goodwin. Any one of us could have been in that situation.” Goodwin’s union and family intend to clear him of the charges posthumously.Readers are urged to share tinyurl.com/yc9kq95u and to check the Facebook of the NYC Workers Defense Committee for future acts of solidarity.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Farmers Anxious, Optimistic about Start of Planting Season

first_img Farmers Anxious, Optimistic about Start of Planting Season Grower planting updateJust how soon after a long, difficult Indiana winter will farmers be able to get to the fields for planting? It depends on what part of the state and many weather and field variables, but many are hopeful about getting started soon, like Joe Steinkamp who farms in Evansville.“Everything is drying up. We’re shaping up. In 2012 we planted the earliest we’ve ever planted, April 4th on river bottoms, and this year we’re getting ready to lay tile in some of those same fields because it’s shaping up. In the last couple days I’ve seen people pre-planting anhydrous ammonia, so things are moving forward in southern Indiana.”He farms river bottom grounds in Vanderburgh County and never knows if planting will start by the 15th of April or the 15th of June. He said signs do look good this year for a possible mid-April start.But it won’t be an early start in Jasper County for Kendall Culp.“Things could change pretty quickly obviously, but I don’t look for this to be an early spring. We’re probably 30 days away from planting. The soil is awfully cold.”He told HAT that soil moisture levels are good and tiles are running, but soils that tend to be wet are very wet right now.Matt Chapman farms near New Castle in Henry County.“This spring we’re looking at I think a later than average start. We’ve been spoiled the last couple of years so it’s hard to say what average is anymore. But I think we’ll be able to do some ground work ahead of time but we really need to be patient waiting for the ground temperatures to come up. Just because the ground is dry doesn’t mean it’s time to plant.”And David Etherington near Kokomo says weather forecasts that include rain and no significant warm-up tell him planting is still further down the road, but he is still optimistic.“Snow melt was slow enough and the rains have been small enough that our ground is not saturated, so I think we may dry up quicker than what we expected. We’ve got a lot of ground temperature to get back but that happens sometimes faster than what we think it will.” By Andy Eubank – Apr 2, 2014 Home Indiana Agriculture News Farmers Anxious, Optimistic about Start of Planting Season Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter SHARE SHARE Previous articleFarm Bureau Reviews Proposed Clean Water Act RuleNext articleIndiana Regulator Seeking Federal Approval for Industrial Hemp Andy Eubanklast_img read more

TCU soccer starts off season strong despite COVID-19 challenges

first_imgAstrid Soutohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/astrid-souto/ ReddIt Twitter Linkedin Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Astrid Souto Astrid Soutohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/astrid-souto/ printTCU soccer has faced many obstacles due to COVID-19 but has yet to let those challenges follow them onto the field. The team is clicking early in the season as they have accumulated two wins and a tie. Head coach Eric Bell said the team is prioritizing social distancing, wearing masks and getting tested three times a week. The team has not had any positive COVID-19 cases since they arrived on campus in August. Head Coach Eric Bell. (Jack Wallace/Staff Photographer)“I’m really proud of them,” Bell said. “They are really conscientious about it and I know they have made some sacrifices socially to keep our bubble, if you wanna call it that, as best intact, as we can.”The team puts their health first by holding one another accountable. Senior goalkeeper Emily Alvarado says a key component to the team’s success both on and off the field can be attributed to their mentality. “We need to stay focused and we need to do what’s best for our teammates,” Alvarado said. “If we are confronted with those types of situations then we gotta do what is best for the team and keep our teammates in mind.”Senior Yazmeen Ryan said in addition to being disciplined, the team is motivated by their goals for this season, including becoming Big 12 champions. Read more: Soccer stays undefeated with win over Iowa State“Nothing’s gonna stand in our way of our goals,” Ryan said. “Our goals are still attainable even though this virus has changed a lot.” Ryan added that “staying in it, just having a fighting mentality and not letting anything get in the way of what [the team] needs to achieve” is what the team has embodied thus far and what they will continue to believe throughout the rest of their games this season. Soccer plays their next game at Oklahoma State University on Friday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m. TCU News Now 3/17/2021 TCU News Now 4/21/2021 Twitter + posts TCU News Now 3/24/2021 Astrid Soutohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/astrid-souto/ TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Linkedin ReddIt Facebook Facebook NewsSportsSoccerTCU soccer starts off season strong despite COVID-19 challengesBy Astrid Souto – October 8, 2020 1155 Previous articleThe Skiff: Oct. 8, 2020Next articleHoroscope: October 8, 2020 Astrid Souto RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Astrid Soutohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/astrid-souto/ TCU News Now 2/24/2021last_img read more

2026 World Cup: FIFA as human rights rule-giver

first_img Protecting journalistsInternational bodies Freedom of expression Organisation Reporters Without Borders (RSF) welcomes FIFA’s long-awaiting decision to include human rights criteria in the choice of countries to host the World Cup, but questions its implementation. The names of the countries that will host the 2026 FIFA World Cup were announced today. RSF_en Help by sharing this information June 13, 2018 2026 World Cup: FIFA as human rights rule-giver In its candidacy guide, published in May 2017, FIFA insists on its determination to ensure that the procedure for choosing World Cup hosts was beyond reproach, while in a separate document issued the same month, FIFA announced that it is “committed to respecting human rights in accordance with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.” As regards the choice of a country to host the 2026 World Cup, FIFA requested a clear committment to human rights, including the freedom to inform, from candidate countries. So far, so good.“As long as it is really implemented, we can only welcome FIFA’s seductive promise to base the selection of World Cup host countries on rigorous criteria regarding human rights, including press freedom,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “The problem is that FIFA seems to be stepping outside of its role of promoting football in order to instruct governments on the human rights policies they should adopt.”In the chapter on human rights in its document on candidate evaluation, FIFA says it will assign to the selected candidate countries a series of measures designed to improve the effectiveness of their strategy on human rights. “The host country’s implementation of additional measures defined by FIFA is obligatory,” it says.But FIFA’s selection is based solely on the undertakings given by the candidate country and the dossier it provides, even if the external evaluation commissioned by FIFA confirms the existence of threats to human rights and press freedom in the candidate country.This was the case with Morocco, one of the countries that was being considered as the host of the 2026 World Cup, and the three countries whose joint bid was accepted today: Mexico, the United States and Canada. In these circumstances, it is the credibility of the measures recommended by FIFA that are questionable.Morocco, Mexico, the United States and Canada are ranked 135th, 147th, 45th and 18th respectively in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. News Protecting journalistsInternational bodies Freedom of expression last_img read more

CM Life Sciences II Inc., Sponsored by Affiliates of Casdin Capital and Corvex Management,…

first_img Pinterest TAGS  Facebook WhatsApp CM Life Sciences II Inc., Sponsored by Affiliates of Casdin Capital and Corvex Management, Announces Pricing of Upsized $240 Million Initial Public Offering Pinterest Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 22, 2021– CM Life Sciences II Inc. (the “ Company ”) announced today that it priced its initial public offering of 24,000,000 units at $10.00 per unit. The units will be listed on The Nasdaq Capital Market (“ Nasdaq ”) and trade under the ticker symbol “CMIIU” beginning February 23, 2021. Each unit consists of one share of Class A common stock and one-fifth of one redeemable warrant, with each whole warrant exercisable to purchase one share of Class A common stock at a price of $11.50 per share. After the securities comprising the units begin separate trading, the shares of Class A common stock and warrants are expected to be listed on Nasdaq under the symbols “CMII” and “CMIIW,” respectively. The Company expects the offering to be consummated on February 25, 2021. The Company, sponsored by affiliates of Casdin Capital, LLC and Corvex Management LP, is led by Chief Executive Officer Eli Casdin and Chairman Keith Meister. The Company is a blank check company formed for the purpose of effecting a business combination. The Company intends to focus its search for business combination targets in three separate areas of the life sciences industry that are often fragmented – life sciences tools, synthetic biology and diagnostics. Jefferies LLC is serving as the sole book runner for the offering. The Company has granted the underwriter a 45-day option to purchase up to an additional 3,600,000 units at the initial public offering price to cover over-allotments, if any. The offering is being made only by means of a prospectus. When available, copies of the prospectus may be obtained from: Jefferies LLC, Attn: Equity Syndicate Prospectus Department, 520 Madison Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10002, by telephone: 877-821-7388 or by email: Prospectus—[email protected] Registration statements relating to these securities became effective on February 22, 2021. 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 these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction. FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS This press release contains statements that constitute “forward-looking statements,” including with respect to the initial public offering and the anticipated use of the net proceeds. No assurance can be given that the offering discussed above will be completed on the terms described, or at all, or that the net proceeds of the offering will be used as indicated. Forward-looking statements are subject to numerous conditions, many of which are beyond the control of the Company, including those set forth in the Risk Factors section of the Company’s registration statement and preliminary prospectus for the offering filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “ SEC ”). Copies are available on the SEC’s website, www.sec.gov. The Company undertakes no obligation to update these statements for revisions or changes after the date of this release, except as required by law. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210222005998/en/ CONTACT: CM Life Sciences II Inc. Alex Fisk (212) 554-4963 KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA NEW YORK INDUSTRY KEYWORD: OTHER SCIENCE SCIENCE SOURCE: CM Life Sciences II Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/22/2021 10:30 PM/DISC: 02/22/2021 10:30 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210222005998/en By Digital AIM Web Support – February 22, 2021 Twitter Local NewsBusiness Facebook Previous articleLouisiana-Lafayette wins, coach sets Sun Belt wins markNext articleHeritage-Crystal Clean, Inc. to Hold 2020 Fourth Quarter and Year-End Conference Call Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more