Just slightly more information than the Bloomberg terminal post, and a little more insight into what it may mean.
Lucid Motors continues to be the center of attention in the SPAC world as the luxury EV manufacturer’s merger talks with the SPAC Churchill Capital Corp. IV (NYSE:CCIV) continue. Now, an update on the Bloomberg terminal has unleashed a fresh new wave of buying in Churchill Capital shares.
As per the Bloomberg terminal, a consortium of investors, led by the VC firm Venrock Associates, is negotiating a sale of its Lucid stake to Churchill Capital. Readers should note that Venrock Associates is one of the oldest investors in Lucid Motors, having participated in the company’s Series B financing in 2009. In that round, Lucid Motors – known as Atieva back then – raised $7.1 million from Venrock, the China Environment Fund, etc.
Now, this development has two major implications for the ongoing merger talks between Lucid Motors and Churchill Capital. First, this indicates that negotiations continue to plough ahead, thereby brightening the prospects for an eventual agreement. However, more importantly, this development cuts to the very heart of the purported valuation concerns that have been stalling these talks. We were able to glean from a number of sources that, in light of the ferocious rally in Churchill Capital shares, valuation remained a key concern between the two negotiating parties and the Saudi PIF, which retains a controlling stake in Lucid Motors. Before explaining further, readers should note that a SPAC only acquires a fraction of its target company – usually around 10 percent. Should Venrock-led consortium sell its stake to Churchill Capital, the SPAC would directly need to acquire a smaller stake in Lucid Motors while allowing for a higher overall valuation, thereby brightening the prospects for the merger. A key assumption here is that Churchill Capital is able to negotiate a very attractive price for the consortium’s stake.
Despite the promising nature of this development, investors should not get carried away as the PIF has yet to confirm the mode through which Lucid Motors’ shares would be publicly floated. The options continue to include an IPO, direct listing, a SPAC merger, and another private funding... keep reading on reddit ➡
Despite waiting two hours in line in snow, several people were refused at the front door. They stated they couldn’t be served. Zip codes weren’t being served or the ID wasn’t acceptable. Cited the “rules” on the website.
No mention of this in the “you’re pre-registered, come this weekend” email or even explicitly stated on their social media or Instagram.
No announcements to the line No signage at all
I was shocked and asked why they couldn’t be made an exception, zero empathy.
But they ask for donations! PFC bells anyone?
EDIT: commenter posted news articles that state the rules, but NONE of their own media says as much explicitly:
Double edit; to clarify, this is not an issue with their message or goal, but is just a personal complaint about yet another mismanaged company being given public resources in a global pandemic.
Triple edit: they seem to finally have noticed the need for clarity and have specified in small font on their website, and Instagram. Glad they recognized the need for transparency.
Link was posted by someone with too low a karma count to post in the sub so it’s coming back as a duplicate if I post by link, but here’s the article:
EDIT: TL;DR is up in the comment thread, it won't fit in the post itself due to the post character limit.
If you didn’t catch the EDS Toolkit incident that happened last month, the EDS Toolkit was going to be taken down by the RCGP but after a fairly minor campaign against the decision it got a reprieve of 6 months.
In summary, paediatricians from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health raised concerns about the contents of the EDS Toolkit in the summer of 2020, and in response, the Royal College of GPs considered 'all options' and concluded that a full review was required. However, due to the pandemic they didn’t have the time and resources necessary to carry it out, and so could no longer host the Toolkit and would take it down at the end of January 2021. They didn’t discuss this with EDS-UK or the makers of the Toolkit before making their decision. You can read more at the first 3 links below.
Relevantly, back in October 2020 the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health published a position statement on hEDS/HSD diagnosis’ in children and adolescents. The (fairly short) statement can be read at the fourth link below, but most notably it says:
‘In some young people persistent pain, with or without joint laxity or disease, leads to other disabling symptoms including sleeplessness, anxiety, reduced mobility/deconditioning, altered bowel habit, profound dizziness, nausea, blurred vision and hypersensitivity (sound, light and touch). (...) Implications for practice:
Paediatricians and adolescent physicians should use the current EDS2017 criteria to correctly diagnose hEDS (pages 17-19).
Health professionals and families should be advised that there is no clear collagen or other connective tissue abnormality underlying hEDS.
Understand that persistent musculoskeletal pain (with or without joint laxity) is known to be associated with other symptoms and signs (including altered bowel habit, profound dizziness, nausea, anxiety, blurred vision and hypersensitivity).
Clinical findings including fractures, retinal haemorrhages and extensive bruising cannot, as evidence currently stands, be attributed to hEDS. These must be investigated further to exclude other diagnoses and ensure that children are safeguarded.
All children and adolescents with hEDS, where symptoms are significant, should receive early multidisciplinary assessment and therapy within a paediatric/adolescent rehabilitative setting which encourages mobility and normal functi... keep reading on reddit ➡
So with all of the posts about people being turned away from BDCC clinics even with a registration/invitation because of these new ZIP code restrictions- has anyone that already received their first dose through BDCC been turned away for their second dose after having been invited? The appointment notice says nothing about restrictions but apparently neither did anyone’s first dose appointments. I’m worried about taking off work and standing in line for hours to be turned away, especially because I don’t know where I’d turn to get a second dose at this point.
The night before a big match is always the best time for speculation (not propaganda). As inventor of the newly made up TGS, the current odds for successful Gen Fed destruction of the ZID station are 3 to 1. Expectations are high that there will be heavy losses to the SC as well based upon insider knowledge of the doctrine fits that will be in the match up. Expectations are also high, that heavy losses won't matter because 1. Insurance essentially has ended the impact of high losses and 2. The SC and friends are far better resourced than the Gen Fed. Alright...gauntlet is thrown...make your predictions (with as little propaganda as possible please) and lets see how it turns out
G'day Curd Nerds! I'd like to tell you about a bit of hobby drama that is not so much a tempest in a teapot as it is a bit of a ripple in a teacup. It's drama that's so small, in such a peaceful little corner of the internet that I almost hesitate to bring it here- except, the resolution has such a unique blend of petty and wholesome that I thought perhaps others might find the story diverting.
First, the Cheeseman: On youtube, there is a man whose entire channel revolves around cheese. His name is Gavin, and telling you this is not doxxing because that is literally his channel name. You can find his channel here: https://www.youtube.com/c/GavinWebber/featured However, in the spirit of not using real names (even ones so thoroughly public), I will be referring to him here as The Cheeseman.
I came across his channel in March and got hooked on his videos because literally all he uploads (aside from Q&A livestreams) is videos where he walks through cheesemaking recipes, explaining the process the whole time in a very mellow, soothing voice, and tasting videos for the cheeses he's made. His videos are very calming, and exactly what I needed because, y'know, pandemic. His channel has 251K subscribers, which is nothing to sneeze at, but also not enormous. It's also home to one of the most generally positive comments sections of any I've seen; I don't often read comments sections so it's very possible I've missed things, but generally all I see is positive comments and conversations among folks who have attempted to make the cheeses in the videos.
Next, the cheese: Grana Padano
Grana Padano is a type of Italian cheese similar to Parmigiano-Reggiano. It's a hard cow's milk cheese with a grainy, crumbly texture. It's also PDO, that is "Protected Designation of Origin", and has been since 1996. Essentially, just like champagne is only champagne if it comes from the Champagne wine region of France, otherwise it's just sparkling wine (and Destiel is only Destiel if it comes from Supernatural, otherwise it's just sparkling bury your gays), Grana Padano is only Grana Padano if it comes from the Po river valley in northern Italy, otherwise you cannot use that name to describe a cheese.
Which brings us to: The Consortium for the Protection of Grana Padano Cheese
This is a legally-recognized group whose purpose is "preserving Grana Padano and its Protected Designation of Origin (in... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hey Everyone. A new post that finally has all the games I am selling. Again, I am moving and trying to clear out a lot of space. Feel free to message me about multiple games, or price suggestions. I am flexible. Thanks!
A Game of Thrones Hand of the King 2
Agricola Zman Games 25
Arcadia Quest + wooden insert 50
Arcane Academy 20
Argent: The consortium 2nd Edition MASTER STUDENT PLEDGE (3 expansions) 80
Betrayal of House on the Hill 10
Beyond the Grave 35
Blood Bound 5
Bring Your Own Book 5
Bunny Kingdom 1st Edition 20
Captain Sonar 20
Castles of Mad King Ludwig 50
Cheaty Mages 5
City of Remnants 15
Crystal Clans + Shadow and FaFuryng Clans 20
Cytosis (kickstarter) 15
Dead of Winter + Sleeved and wooden insert 40
Dead of Winter Long Night + sleeved and wooden insert 40
Devastation of Indines / Fate of Indines + Wooden Inserts 60
Dicey Goblins 10
Doctor Who Time of the Daleks 15
Dragon & Flagon 20
Dungeon Drop (Kickstarter) 15
Escape from 100 million BC 15
Fire Tower (kickstarter) 20
Firefly Adventures 15
First Martians (preorder) + wooden insert 15
Flag Dash (Kickstarter)\ 5
Flow of History (Deluxe Kickstarter) 10
Forbidden Sky 10
Founders of Gloomhaven 10
Fury of Dracula (2nd edition, FFG) 45
Game of Thones 2nd Edition 20
Gen 7 + Sleeved 15
Ghost Stories 25
GKR Heavy Hitters 60
Guildhall: Alliance 10
Guildhall: Coalition 10
Guildhall: Fellowship 10
Guilds of London 15
Hanabi 1st Edition 2
Holding On - Troubled Life of Billy Kerr 10
Kharnage (Kickstarter) 10
Knit Wit 10
Legendary Forest 10
Love Letter Kanai Factory Limited Edition 20
Love Letter Delux 20
Netrunner Mainframe 10
New Angeles + Sleeved/Painted Miniatures 30
Once Upon a Time 5
One Deck Dungeon 15
Pandemic Rapid Response 20
Pandemic the cure 15
Pictomania (stronghold) 10
Pirates Den 10
Rum and Bones Blutraush 20
Rum and Bones Iron Inquisition 20
Rum and Bones Second Tide (kickstarter) 50
Samurai Spirit 10
Scuttle (kickstarter) 5
Siege Storm 2
Spoils of War 15
Sushi Roll 20
Tail Feathers 30
Tesla v Edision + power up expansion and Broken Token Insert 30
The Blood of an Englishman 5
The Game 3
Vikings Gone Wild (kickstarter/big box) +Masters of Elements/Guild Wars/Ragnarok 50
Warhammer Quest The Card Game 25
When I dre... keep reading on reddit ➡
has anyone gotten the first dose of the vaccine through the black doctors consortium within the past week at the Deliverance Evangelist Baptist Church? I went to The Liacouras Center last Friday but after waiting for a three hours I had to leave to work. I was unprepared. So I'm going tomorrow again they told me to go to the church (I am pre-registered) and was wondering if anyone has had any experiences there. How early should I get there? Friday is the only day I have off so it must be tomorrow. Thanks sm!
Firstly, if you read book and you're not using your London council's link to London Libraries Consortium (LLC), you're hugely missing out! I never buy books as all of the London libraries combined have the book I want to read and you can hold/order them for less than 50p (free atm due to covid) and pick them up at your local library.
However, I can never work out how to view/download the fiction Ebooks they hold on my councils link to LLC or on their direct website! Has anyone successfully done this?
Councils- https://llc.ent.sirsidynix.net.uk/ Direct? - https://llc.overdrive.com/
So, are you looking for other players to build onto your main base, or establish additional bases in the system? Both?
I'm not on multi-player, so not sure if I personally can add to another existing base or how that works.
In which file do I need to alter these before launching the game? I know I can change them during a game with a dialogue interface but that doesn't last beyond the current session.
I’ve only heard from one of the schools (Tepper) which I think was an auto invite based on stats. I signed into Darden’s portal and it says to disregard the checklist, and also ask me to add 2 recommenders (?), so I don’t think they are done importing my app.
Others I’m waiting on are Yale and Tuck.
Would appreciate any replies!
Gavin explains it here: https://youtu.be/M_AzMLhPF1Q
TL;DR: Gavin received a cease and desist from an Italian cheese consortium to take down a video in which he makes a Grana Padano style cheese, they claim he’s making counterfeit cheese. He mentions in the video it’s not Grana Padano.
UPDATE: They apologised https://youtu.be/7Xy_KkZDiTE
Here’s the run down:
Gavin Webber is an Aussie (Victorian based) who makes cheesemaking videos on YouTube. He has 250,000 subscribers. He starts his videos with his signature “G’Day Curd Nerds”. He’s a seriously top bloke and his videos are soothing to watch even if you’re not into cheese making. Americans like to refer to him as the Bob Ross of cheese making.
He made a video about making an Italian hard cheese in the style of Grana Padano. This cheese is protected in the EU as a PDO (protected designation of origin), kinda like how Champagne is. Gavin even mentions this in the video and says what he making is specifically not Grana Padano.
A cheese consortium in Italy still took issue with the video and sent a cease and desist to Gavin, alledging he was teaching people how to make counterfeit Grana Padano.
Gavin points out that he must have got the recipe scarily close for them to have sent that letter.
They gave him 5 days to remove the video and he said he would. Video will be up until Sunday https://youtu.be/s6T_BJjitGQ
In the future he’ll not mention PDO cheese names. I personally vote for him to call them sparkling cheeses.
While he could probably fight it, I reckon Gav’s in a personal place where it’s just not worth it. His wife had cancer this year and that’s probably drained him a lot and so it’s not worth his time or effort.
Ironically more people are going to watch the video now than would have before the cease and desist.
EDIT: They’ve apologised to him! https://youtu.be/7Xy_KkZDiTE
Here’s the cease and desist: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Et4MvITYvb11JmQgBVUgbhRtNQ-RSlbo/view
Here’s the video they want to take down: https://youtu.be/s6T_BJjitGQ
Big thread or r/videos about it: https://www.reddit.com/r/videos/comments/k1rgrw/gavin_webber_a_cheesemaking_youtuber_got_a_cease/
(I tried posting the video of him explaining it on this sub before but I used a different title to the video and it got removed. Then I couldn’t post it again with the correct title as Reddit won’t let me post it cause it was posted before (even though it was removed). )