Here are Wall Street’s favorite stock plays for an effective vaccine

first_img– Advertisement – – Advertisement – Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Nov. 4th. 2020.NYSE (This story is for CNBC Pro subscribers only).The stock market was roaring on Monday after Pfizer announced that its Covid-19 vaccine candidate appeared to be more than 90% effective in its phase-three trial, creating a rush of money into Wall Street’s favorite plays that stand to benefit from a vaccine that works.As several vaccine candidates worked their way through the regulatory process in recent months, Wall Street strategists and analysts put together lists and recommendations of the stocks most likely to bounce on positive vaccine news. Pfizer said Monday that it plans to apply for emergency use authorization for its vaccine by the end of the month. – Advertisement –last_img read more

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Sunday blog: Sibyl Wells has made Wellington a better place to live

first_imgCommentary by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — I don’t think I ever met Sibyl Wells. If I had, I don’t remember.We may have had a conversation. I may have taken her picture sometime, somewhere.But when she died at 97 years of age, I placed her obituary on Sumner Newscow on Oct. 22, 2015 without any kind of recognition or remembrance (see obit here). Did I remember reading that obituary the first time? Not in the least.We feature a lot of obituaries on this site. Since April 17, 2015, Sumner Newscow has run 193 obits. I would venture to say I recognize about 30 percent of the people, who have left us recently. Unfortunately for myself, Sibyl Wells was not one of them.So goes life. After placing her obit, I moved on not remembering.Members of the Sumner Regional Medical Center Endowment learn of sizable donation.But then something happened. I received an e-mail in March from Sumner Regional Medical Center. The endowment foundation was receiving a sizable donation from someone who had recently died. I learned that Sibyl Wells had donated more than $100,000 to the service organization that helps the local hospital with philanthropy endeavors including the purchase of equipment.That was quite a gift, and when I heard it was her, I drove back home to search this site to see if we had featured her obituary. We had.I learned that day, Ms. Wells was born near Benton, Kans. on April 18, 1918 and died in Andover. She attended a country school for 8 years and was a 1936 graduate from Wellington High School. She married Alvin “Chub” Wells and would live in Wellington for the bulk of her life.I learned that she worked for the Allis-Chalmers dealership for 35 years and then the Sumner County Clerk’s office for another 20, retiring in 1998. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Wellington for over 60 years.And according to the obituary, “she was a member of the Red Hat Society and joy to all who knew her.”I felt bad that I didn’t get to know her. She sounded like a great, great lady.Wellington Public Library board celebrates sizable donation.Then, just last week, the Wellington Public Library called with an announcement. I learned that a donation was forthcoming in excess of $100,000 to the library. And that name popped up again. That donation was from Sibyl Wells.Do the math: this woman had just donated more than $200,000 to the community.Her legacy has been sealed. Humanity is restored.In many ways, it is a cold world we live in today. We have politicians who are more interested in serving special interests than helping their constituents. Social media has exposed the underbelly of our hatred and ignorance.I’m guessing today we are as angry as a society than ever in our history. I don’t see it getting much better anytime soon.But there is still humanity. We see it every day – those who quietly go to work to feed their families and make their lives better; those who support our schools, our churches, our towns; and the fact we still know how to love. I believe there is a spiritual being, protecting us from ourselves.And there are still people like Ms. Sibyl Wells, who are making their corner of the world a better place to live.At the SRMC foundation gathering, Ms. Linda Kirby, Ms. Wells’ attorney, told the group that Sibyl loved Wellington.I know I can’t speak for the community, but Ms. Wells, I can say I love you for making my home community a nicer place to live.Perhaps, I can tell you thanks in the afterlife, and get to know you. You sound like the kind of person we all should aspired to be.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! 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It just goes to show that regular people can make a difference in this world. Report Reply 0 replies · active 225 weeks ago +9 Vote up Vote down Don Bryant · 225 weeks ago Thank you, Tracy for sharing this article on such a humble and compassionate lady. As Sibyl Wells Pastor, I can assure everyone that she was a caring and generous person. Mrs. Wells enjoyed life and certainly had a great love for Wellington. Her generosity went well beyond her financial philanthropic gifts for she was friend and example to so many that she encountered on her journey in this life. Even the staff at the Andover Court Assisted Living shared what great joy she brought to their lives. I know she was one that loved the Wellington Community and her faith was one that taught her to be a blessing to others. She accomplished this in both life and in death. She also remembered her church with a gift from her estate. Don Bryant, Pastor First Christian Church of Wellington. Report Reply 0 replies · active 225 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down southside resident · 225 weeks ago Mrs. Wells certainly picked two institutions the library, the hospital that need financial support at this time. Both library and hospital serve citizens with the least amount of resources to the ones with the most. The library in particular is a quiet, safe place to go to read in peace if that is what you want or to meet with others for shared interests. Yes, what a wonderful person she was to share for the good of all. Report Reply 0 replies · active 225 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. 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Sagicor sets $60 million Sigma target

first_imgSpeaking as patron at yesterday’s launch of the 19th annual Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run, Olympian Yohan Blake called for support for the charity event.Sagicor has set out to raise $60 million from the event for three beneficiaries and is hoping to attract at least 25,000 participants.This year’s Run/Walk is slated for Sunday, February 19 at 7:30 a.m. under the theme ‘Run for the Fun, Donate for the Cause’.The event was launched at the Spanish Court Hotel in New Kingston, where Blake gave an emotional appeal.”I like to speak from the heart because that’s where my blessings come from, and when Sagicor asked me to do this, I answered like Schools’ Challenge Quiz, I had to do it,” Blake said.Blake believes this year’s beneficiaries, Spanish Town Hospital’s Paediatric Unit, the Mandeville Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and the Bethlehem Home, operated by Missionaries of the Poor should be given full support.”It’s a miracle that God is working through Sagicor to have a heart for these kids, because most of these children can hardly walk. I want everyone to come out, because this is going to be a record statement run … . We are going to go out there and we are going to raise more than that Jamaican $60 million,” he underlined.Blake, along with international recording artiste Tessanne Chin, and Missionaries of the Poor founder, Father Richard Ho Lung are supporting the event as patrons in a bid to help raise the funds for the respective organisations.Minister of Health Christopher Tufton, while lauding the Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run’s 19-year existence, said they had developed a following of interested persons who participated and contributed to the worthy cause.Chairman of Sagicor Group Jamaica and Sagicor Foun-dation, R. Danny Williams, expressed gratitude to the events participants and sponsors, while Richard Byles, president and CEO of Sagicor Group Jamaica, challenged Jamaicans to continue throwing their support behind the event.Meanwhile, donations can be made via pledge forms. Local donors can make cheques payable to Sagicor Foundation or Sigma Run 2016 and deposit funds at Sagicor Bank locations islandwide or to account number 5502326386.shayne.fairman@gleanerjm.comlast_img read more

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