After Metropolitan Police claimed they would only crack down on marchers flagrantly violating social distancing rules (though the hated "rule of six" had been suspended due to the gathering's "protest" status), German professor Dr. Heiko Schoening was arrested by a gang of British officers - he was filmed being loaded into a paddy wagon - after speaking out against using tactics like economy-destroying mandatory lockdowns during yesterday's "We Do Not Consent" rally in London.
Video of the arrest was shared on Twitter.
LONDON - Respected German Doctor Heiko Schöning was arrested by Met Police for speaking about Covid-19. pic.twitter.com/RmU5705hi3— ShatteredWorldMedia (@MediaShattered) September 27, 2020
Several purported bystanders tweeted in protest, by the story appears to have gone largely unnoticed.
Here's video of the doctor speaking to a reporter at the event yesterday. This was filmed before he was arrested.
German Doctor Dr. Heiko Schöning was arrested yesterday, he has not been charged but is still being held in custody.— Darren of Plymouth ???????? (@DarrenPlymouth) September 27, 2020
When doctors speak out the truth and are silenced, locked up, you know we are in deep deep trouble.pic.twitter.com/JMAytuyWiC
The rally was organized by groups opposing a second lockdown in the UK, along with mandatory vaccination efforts by the government once a vaccine is approved. The doctor was pat of a group of hundreds of German doctors and scientists who have signed on to investigate and analyze whether the heavy handed measures favored by governments to combat the virus were the appropriate response.
Purported friends of the professor claimed that his wife was calling supporters to attend a peaceful demonstration on Sunday outside Wandsworth police station (146 Wandsworth High St).
Vera Bradley Q2 Results Miss Estimates; Shares Fall 10%
Vera Bradley (VRA) delivered second-quarter Fiscal 2022 results that fell short of Wall Street expectations. The company also warned that the retail environment remains uncertain amid supply chain challenges and
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Vera Bradley (VRA) delivered second-quarter Fiscal 2022 results that fell short of Wall Street expectations. The company also warned that the retail environment remains uncertain amid supply chain challenges and an increase in freight charges. VRA shares fell 9.42% to close at $10.38 on September 1.
Founded in 1982, Vera Bradley designs and sells women’s handbags, luggage, and other travel items. It also deals in home accessories and unique gifts. (See Vera Bradley stock charts on TipRanks)
Fiscal Q2 revenue increased 11.6% year-over-year to $147 million as Vera Bradley bounced back to pre-pandemic levels on a comparable basis. The increase came on customers responding to product innovations and sales for travel-related products bouncing back. However, revenue fell short of analyst expectations of $153.61 million.
Meanwhile, consolidated second-quarter net income landed at $9.5 million, or $0.28 per diluted share. Analysts were expecting earnings of $0.33 a share.
According to CEO Rob Wallstrom, Pura Vida revenues were negatively affected by the Apple iOS 14.5 update. The update impacted Facebook and Instagram advertising, which have been vital in driving sales.
Wallstrom stated, “Our team is working diligently to quickly diversify a portion of our marketing resources to other platforms, and consequently, we began to see Pura Vida direct-to-consumer sales volume build momentum throughout the balance of the second quarter and into the beginning of the third.”
For Fiscal 2022 Vera Bradley expects revenues to land at between $550 million and $565 million compared to $468.3 million delivered in Fiscal 2021. Consolidated diluted EPS is expected at between $0.80 and $0.95 compared to $0.63 for Fiscal 2021.
In June, Robert W. Baird analyst Mark Altschwager reiterated a Hold rating on the stock with a $14 price target, implying 34.87% upside potential to current levels.
Consensus among analysts is a Moderate Buy based on 1 Buy and 2 holds. The average Vera Bradley price target of $15 implies 44.51% upside potential to current levels.
VRA scores 8 out of 10 on TipRanks’ Smart Score rating system, indicating that the stock has strong potential to outperform market expectations.
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Avricore Health Signs Master Agreement to Pilot HEALTHTAB™ Platform For Diabetes Management in Select Shoppers Drug Mart® Pharmacies
Avricore Health (AVCR) announces that patients will soon have access to its innovative point-of-care blood screening and health-data management platform, HealthTab™…
“Next Level Dystopian Sh*t”: Amazon Rolls Out Portable Panic Booth For Warehouse Employees To Collect Themselves
"Next Level Dystopian Sh*t": Amazon Rolls Out Portable Panic Booth For Warehouse Employees To Collect Themselves
After years of reports of Amazon warehouse employees being forced to urinate in bottles, forego medical care, and work through…
After years of reports of Amazon warehouse employees being forced to urinate in bottles, forego medical care, and work through injuries - causing hundreds to launch petitions and revolt, the online retail giant has come up with a solution...
...a special sensory deprivation booth that allows stressed out employees to collect themselves before heading back out to the floor.
Known simply as the “ZenBooth,” the new apparatus, according to a video released by the company on Wednesday, is an “interactive kiosk where you can navigate through a library of mental health and mindful practices to recharge that internal battery.” -daily dot
Amazon's Leila Brown used her background in sports medicine and her passion in alternative therapies to create a space where our employees could focus on their mental well-being. https://t.co/bvk2bw9Lke pic.twitter.com/cEQhsTH0Od— Amazon News (@amazonnews) May 26, 2021
The "ZenBooth" is part of Amazon's WorkingWell program, which allows employees to "recharge and reenergize" with a series of "physical and mental activities, wellness exercises, and healthy eating support."
The panic booth features a small fan, some plants, and a library of meditation videos. Hopefully it features a toilet too.
(Did we mention most COVID-19 transmission occurs via aerosolized particles hanging in the air, particularly in poorly ventilated spaces?)
As the daily dot notes, the announcement received lots of pushback from Twitter users.
"why not just improve working conditions?" said one user.
"Or you could pay your employees well, not treat them like garbage, and accept unionization," added another.
"This is some next level dystopian shit. Maybe just pay people more and let them have bathroom breaks," read yet another tweet.
This is some next level dystopian shit. Maybe just pay people more and let them have bathroom breaks— katie ???? ???? (@Ah_occ_o) May 27, 2021
At least this is a step up from their now-abandoned, patented 'worker cages.'
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