NBC, MSNBC political analyst Steve Kornacki correctly predicts Medina Spirit would win Kentucky Derby

Steve Kornacki, the NBC News and MSNBC national political correspondent, became a viral sensation during election week in November, and since then, he’s been part of other NBC broadcasts, including Sunday Night Football.

People latched onto and appreciated Kornacki for several reasons, his trustworthiness, enthusiasm and insightful analysis among them. He and his famous khaki pants returned to the world of sports Saturday for the Kentucky Derby, and fans of his were so excited.

The love for Kornacki remained consistent as he contributed to NBC’s broadcast and broke down how and why the odds for the Triple Crown leg changed. As he said Saturday, he’s just trying to make sense of all the numbers — something viewers now trust him to do on a variety of subjects.

And then Kornacki’s analysis turned out to be perfectly spot on with him correctly predicting Medina Spirit would win the 147th Kentucky Derby with 12-1 odds.

Medina Spirit, touted as one of the Derby’s “top five or 10 horses” by trainer Bob Baffert earlier in the week, took the lead out of the gate and never let it go in winning Saturday’s Run for the Roses.

The King of the Kentucky Derby, Baffert won the first leg of the Triple Crown for the seventh time, breaking a tie with Ben Jones for the most by a trainer in the Derby’s 147-year history.

Jockey John Velazquez and Medina Spirit covered the 1¼ miles on a fast track in 2:01.02 and paid $26.20 on a $2 win bet.

Baffert and Velazquez teamed to win the Derby for the second consecutive year, as Authentic won last year’s race that was delayed until Labor Day weekend because of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Brookline Rallies To Help Support Farmers Market : Hard hit by the pandemic, more than 100 people

As the beloved Brookline Farmers Market gears up for its 43rd season in Coolidge Corner, the nonprofit that runs it is asking the community to help raise money to keep it alive this year.

“To make a long story short – the Brookline Farmers’ Market is in trouble,” Farmers Market co-director Abe Farber said in a GofundMe. “We want to keep providing Brookline and the larger Boston area with delicious, healthy, local food. But we need your help to do it.”

The nonprofit farmers market management had to drop a number of vendors for the 2020 market to meet town requirements for keeping people distanced.

But when that happened, the market took a hit. Vendors pay a weekly fee that allows the market to operate. Between fewer vendors, the regular cost of insurance, parking lot rental fee, and new costs associated with keeping the market safe amid the coronavirus pandemic — everything from handwash stations, hand sanitizers, cones and signs —it was a financial blow.

So they got an idea: On April 15, they created a GoFundMe with the goal of raising $7,500.

In the past, they’d asked the community to help raise funds just specifically for their SNAP Match fund to fight food insecurity in Brookline by doubling SNAP users buying power, but they hadn’t asked for help on this scale before, and weren’t sure how people would react.

More than 100 people donated just that in just over a week.

“It is truly heartwarming how our community has stepped up to support us,” said Faber.

But even as the market made that first goal, they realized they needed another $2,000 since the beginning of the campaign.

“If we can hit $9,500.00, we believe that will ensure that we can break even this year,” Faber said.

The money will be used to cover police details, portable toilet rentals, pay for the market manager and SNAP associate and supplies.

“We believe that by next year we can return to our self-sustaining nature,” Faber said. “We just need a little extra help from our community to cover the Pandemic related losses.”


Inception Fertility Continues to Revolutionize Accessibility of Care Through Evolution of its Bundl Fertility Program

Inception Fertility (Inception) announces today the expansion of its fertility financial program, Bundl Fertility (Bundl), through a new partnership with StrivePay, a leading payment solutions provider in health and wellness. This collaboration expands on Inception’s commitment to make quality care more accessible to patients by relieving some of the financial stress that too often accompanies fertility treatments.

Bundl is a unique financial program that allows patients to lower their fertility treatment cost by packaging multiple treatment cycles together at one reduced up-front cost. Bundl also offers packages that include an ability to receive a refund of some or all of a patient’s investment if they aren’t successful in bringing home a baby.

Bundl is revolutionizing the patient experience by offering, through StrivePay, a finance option including 12-months of interest-only payments with One American Bank. If patients select this finance option, along with Bundl’s 100% refund option, many patients will have the opportunity to make no principal payments until they successfully complete their fertility program.

“The financial aspect of the fertility journey can be just as complex and stressful as the physical and emotional parts, and launching Bundl was our first step in expanding patient access to care that directly addresses fertility costs,” says TJ Farnsworth, Founder and CEO of Inception Fertility. “Through Bundl, our goal is to allow you to take back control of your fertility by making the patient experience as easy and fulfilling as possible. And by ‘bundling’ multiple fertility treatments together, a patient is able to increase their chances of success while providing peace of mind through lower cost treatments.”

When applied together, Bundl’s 100% refund option and StrivePay’s unique finance option through One American Bank, many qualified patients will be able to complete their fertility journey before having to make a single principal payment. Therefore, these patient-focused solutions further alleviate the financial burden for Bundl customers.

For patients who are interested in learning more about financial options related to their fertility care, please visit

About Bundl

With Bundl, fertility patients can easily build a Bundl of treatments that best suit their needs. Where Bundl shines is that we put together your Bundl of treatments at a discounted cost, bringing you peace of mind and giving you fertility financial freedom.

At Bundl, our goal is to allow you to take back control of your fertility by making your fertility experience as easy and fulfilling as possible. We understand how overwhelming the entire process of fertility uncertainty is. That is why we Bundl multiple fertility treatments together to increase your chances of success while providing a peace of mind of lower cost treatment.

For fertility practitioners, Bundl is another opportunity to provide patients with a unique plan tailored to their specific needs, resulting in higher patient retention and success rates.

About Inception Fertility

Inception Fertility (Inception) is a family of fertility brands committed to helping patients build their own families. Built by patients for patients, Inception’s purpose is to achieve the highest bar in experience, science and medicine in an effort to enhance each patient’s experience and achieve better outcomes.

Through its growing family of national organizations – which includes The Prelude Network, the fastest-growing network of fertility clinics and largest provider of comprehensive fertility services in the U.S.; Pathways Fertility, clinics that provide affordable, individualized and high quality care; MyEggBank, one of the largest frozen donor egg banks in North America; and Bundl Fertility (Bundle), a multi-cycle fertility service bundling program – Inception is working to deliver on its promise to push the envelope of what is possible for exceeding patient expectations.



NioCorp Closes on Purchase of Key Nebraska Land Parcel for the Elk Creek Superalloy Materials Project

NioCorp Developments Ltd. (“NioCorp” or the “Company”) (TSX:NB) (OTCQX:NIOBF) is pleased to announce that it has formally closed on the purchase of a key land parcel associated with the Company’s Elk Creek Superalloy Materials Project. With this acquisition, NioCorp now owns the surface land on which the Project’s mine infrastructure and supporting operations will be located once sufficient project financing is obtained to allow the Project to proceed. Ownership of the land also gives NioCorp ownership of the mineral rights to more than 90% of the Project’s Mineral Resource and Mineral Reserve. The purchase price was approximately $6.2 million.

“We are thrilled to have accomplished this major milestone in the Elk Creek Project and to now be an owner of this valuable land instead of a renter,” said Mark A. Smith, NioCorp CEO and Executive Chairman. “This acquisition moves the Project another step forward on our path to project financing and the start of construction.”

Qualified Persons: Scott Honan, M.Sc., SME-RM, COO of NioCorp Developments Ltd., a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101, has reviewed and approved the technical information contained in the news release.

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For More Information

Contact Jim Sims, VP of External Affairs, NioCorp Developments Ltd., 720-639-4650

About NioCorp

NioCorp is developing a superalloy materials project in Southeast Nebraska that will produce Niobium, Scandium, and Titanium. Niobium is used to produce superalloys as well as High Strength, Low Alloy (“HSLA”) steel, which is a lighter, stronger steel used in automotive, structural, and pipeline applications. Scandium is a superalloy material that can be combined with Aluminum to make alloys with increased strength and improved corrosion resistance. Scandium is also a critical component of advanced solid oxide fuel cells. Titanium is used in various superalloys and is a key component of pigments used in paper, paint and plastics and is also used for aerospace applications, armor and medical implants.

Forward-Looking Statements Disclaimers

Certain statements contained in this document may constitute forward-looking statements, including statements regarding NioCorp’s expectation that it will obtain sufficient financing to allow the Project to proceed. Readers are cautioned that such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause a change in such assumptions and the actual outcomes and estimates to be materially different from those estimated or anticipated future results, achievements or position expressed or implied by those forward-looking statements. Risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause NioCorp’s plans or prospects to change include risks related to the Company’s ability to operate as a going concern; risks related to the Company’s requirement of significant additional capital; changes in demand for and price of commodities (such as fuel and electricity) and currencies; changes in economic valuations of the Project, such as Net Present Value calculations, changes or disruptions in the securities markets; legislative, political or economic developments; the need to obtain permits and comply with laws and regulations and other regulatory requirements; the possibility that actual results of work may differ from projections/expectations or may not realize the perceived potential of NioCorp’s projects; risks of accidents, equipment breakdowns and labor disputes or other unanticipated difficulties or interruptions; the possibility of cost overruns or unanticipated expenses in development programs; operating or technical difficulties in connection with exploration, mining or development activities; the speculative nature of mineral exploration and development, including the risks of diminishing quantities of grades of reserves and resources; and the risks involved in the exploration, development and mining business and the risks set forth in the Company’s filings with Canadian securities regulators at and the SEC at NioCorp disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

When the GCU POD opened in late January, the goal was to vaccinate 500 to 800 people per day. By March, that number was routinely exceeding 2,000 per day with a high of 2,646 on March 27.


DeFi Technologies Announces Ticker Symbol Change from “RDNAF” to “DEFTF” on OTC Markets Effective April 23, 2021

DeFi Technologies Inc. (the “Company” or “DeFi Technologies”) (NEO: DEFI) (GR: RMJR) (OTC: DEFTF), a company that builds and manages assets in the decentralized finance sector, today announced its ticker symbol on OTC Pink Sheet Markets changed from RDNAF to DEFTF, effective April 23, 2021.

“Our ticker symbol is now aligned with our brand and our vision of becoming a market leader in the rapidly evolving world of decentralized finance,” said Wouter Witvoet, Chief Executive Officer of DeFi Technologies.

The decentralized finance sector has appreciated dramatically since 2020 and has reached a tipping point with institutional investors and large enterprises showing increased interest in the decentralized finance sector. In Q3 2020, the U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) published guidance clarifying national banks can provide services to stablecoin issuers in the U.S. This and other interest from venture capital and financial institutions in the decentralized finance sector is a major step in widespread adoption of decentralized finance.

About DeFi Technologies:

DeFi Technologies Inc. is a Canadian company that carries on business with the objective of enhancing shareholder value through building and managing assets in the decentralized finance sector.

Cautionary note regarding forward-looking information:

This press release contains “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. Forward-looking information includes, but is not limited to, statements with respect the growth and adoption of decentralized finance; the pursuit by DeFi Technologies of business opportunities; and the merits or potential returns of any such opportunities. -Generally, forward-looking information can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “plans”, “expects” or “does not expect”, “is expected”, “budget”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “intends”, “anticipates” or “does not anticipate”, or “believes”, or variations of such words and phrases or state that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “might” or “will be taken”, “occur” or “be achieved”. Forward-looking information is subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of the Company, as the case may be, to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. The Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking information, except in accordance with applicable securities laws.


SOURCE DeFi Technologies, Inc.