Kanye West disclosed his personal finances as a result of his bid for presidency of the United States

Kanye West disclosed his finances as part of his presidential bid in early October. The 43-year-old rapper announced his bid for presidency of the United States via Twitter on July 4. He tweeted, “We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future. I am running for president of the United States! #2020VISION.”

GettyKanye West announced his bid for presidency on July 4

West’s financial disclosures – obtained by Insider – value three of his corporations at more than $50 million each, including Yeezy LLC, Yeezy Apparel LLC, and Yeezy Footwear LLC. While he willingly released his finances, West opted from releasing wife Kim Kardashian’s disclosures due to “unusual circumstances.” Presidential candidates are normally required to release spousal information. “West’s omission is highly unusual,” a former top government ethics official told Insider.

The presidential candidate did disclose the values of his various corporate partnerships. The disclosures state that his financial relationship with Adidas is worth between $25 million and $50 million; and his financial relationship with Nike is worth between $5 million and $25 million. He additionally noted a $5 million excess income from the last year from eight various entities, including music, clothing, and marketing.

Even though West has claimed that he’s worth $5 billion, he still has financial liabilities. The rapper disclosed that he had between $25 million to $100 million in debt, mostly from mortgages. Both President Donald Trump and presidential nominee Joe Biden disclosed their mandatory personal finance statements earlier this year.

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The process for selecting the best high-quality packaging components for use with injectable medicines, including vaccines, is a complex one driven by years of science, which West Pharmaceutical Services has pioneered. – Eric Green

As mentioned in the ‘Leaders-Laggard’ segment of this week’s edition of The Lead-Lag Report, vaccine-related news was not particularly encouraging. This consequently impacted the healthcare sector, which has now seemingly taken up the baton of being the chief proxy of vaccine-related news, even though some of these healthcare-based stocks are unlikely to benefit from any developments regarding a vaccine. Conversely, my article today focuses on West Pharmaceutical Services (WST), a company whose operations have benefitted from the onset of COVID-19 and will likely benefit even more, as the quest for a vaccine gathers pace.

WST manufactures packaging components and delivery systems for injectable drug and healthcare products. Customers include leading global companies from the biologic, generic, pharmaceutical, and diagnostic space. The company reports under two segments – 1) Proprietary products – Here, it offers discretionary packaging solutions, containment, and drug delivery products and analytical lab services. 2) Contract-manufacturing – Here, WST focuses on designing, manufacturing and automating customized and complex devices primarily for pharma, diagnostic and medical device customers.

Here are some of the reasons why I like this company.

COVID-19 impact

WST is one of the large players in the healthcare packaging space, and plays a crucial role in helping its customers bring new drugs and treatments to the end-markets. Do note that even before COVID-19, this is a company that was coasting along at a fine pace, with the order backlog in FY19 growing by 44% annually, to hit $588m. WST has years of experience under its belt, having been around since 1927, and the critical nature of packaging components and the urgency behind

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WEST BEND, WI (September 30, 2020) – West Bend Mutual Insurance Company, along with independent insurance agents who represent the company, key business partners, friends, and associates, recently raised $1,150,000 for the MACC Fund, Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer.

Donations were raised at a September 22 event the company hosted at the West Bend Country Club, the Washington County Golf Course, and the Washington County Fair Grounds. This is the eighth time West Bend Mutual Insurance has hosted this biennial event which, to date, has generated more than $3.7 million for the MACC Fund.

West Bend Mutual Insurance President and CEO Kevin Steiner has spearheaded the event for the past 12 years. “‘WOW’ is the best way to describe what happened on Tuesday, September 22,” Kevin said. “We had a perfect weather day that set the stage for a record-breaking event. Our goal was to raise $1 million for the MACC Fund and the fight against childhood cancer. Because of the incredible generosity of our agents, business partners, associates, and friends, we exceeded our goal and donated $1,150,000 to the MACC Fund. This is an unbelievable accomplishment! Thanks to everyone who made this possible.”

“As children throughout the Midwest fight cancer and related blood disorders, it’s generous supporters like West Bend and their equally generous agents, business partners, and associates who help bring hope to these kids and their families,” said MACC Fund President and CEO Becky Pinter. “Since its inception just 44 years ago, the MACC Fund has contributed more than 70 million dollars to cancer research and has helped increase the five-year survival rate for all types of childhood cancer from 20% in 1976 to more than 80% today. We are

Kevin Steiner, CEO of West Bend Mutual Insurance
Kevin Steiner, CEO of West Bend Mutual Insurance
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West Bend Mutual Insurance Co.’s employees and independent insurance agents have raised $1.15 million for the Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer (MACC) Fund, the company announced.

Donations were raised at a Sept. 22 event, spearheaded by president and chief executive officer Kevin Steiner and held at the West Bend Country Club, the Washington County Golf Course and the Washington County Fair Grounds.

Steiner said the company exceeded its goal of raising $1 million.

It was the eighth time West Bend Mutual hosted its biennial event, which has raised $3.7 million for the MACC Fund to date.

“The MACC Fund is very special to West Bend,” Steiner said. “Throughout the past 14 years, our event has grown unbelievably. The money we raise helps doctors, nurses, researchers, and many others find treatments that are more tolerable and safer for children with cancer and blood disorders. And it helps them in their search for a cure.”

The MACC Fund was founded in 1976 by Jon McGlocklin, a Milwaukee Bucks player-turned-announcer, and then Bucks play-by-play announcer Eddie Doucette, whose two-year-old son Brett had been diagnosed with cancer.

In 2019, the fund pledged $25 million to advance medical discoveries at the Medical College of Wisconsin and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin related to pediatric cancer and blood disorders.

“As children throughout the Midwest fight cancer and related blood disorders, it’s generous supporters like West Bend and their equally generous agents, business partners, and associates who help bring hope to these kids and their families,” said MACC Fund president and CEO Becky Pinter.

Also this week, the MACC Fund announced it has received a significant gift from Milwaukee Bucks shooting guard Wesley Matthews, representing the largest personal gift from a professional athlete in the organization’s history.

First time an Indian LNG company prices cargo tender off an India LNG spot price

SINGAPORE, Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — S&P Global Platts, the leading independent provider of information and benchmark prices for the commodities and energy markets, today announced that Petronet LNG Limited has adopted the Platts West India Marker (WIM) for a tender to buy an LNG spot cargo in November. The LNG cargo will be delivered to Petronet’s Dahej or Kochi terminals. This marks the first time an Indian LNG company has concluded a spot cargo tender priced off the Platts WIM.

S&P Global Platts logo
S&P Global Platts logo

Petronet LNG is one of the fastest growing companies in the Indian energy sector. It established the country’s first LNG receiving and regasification terminal at Dahej, Gujarat in 2004 with nominal capacity of 17.5 million metric tonnes per annum (MMTPA) and another terminal at Kochi, Kerala having a nominal capacity of 5 MMTPA.

The decision by Petronet LNG to adopt the Platts West India Marker (WIM) for tenders to buy LNG spot cargos reflects deepening interest from India to adopt market-based LNG pricing as the country’s gas demand continues to grow.

V K Mishra, Director (Finance) and officiating MD & CEO, Petronet said: “Petronet, being a pioneer in LNG business in India, has been innovative in LNG procurement and pricing strategy. Platts West India Marker is an LNG marker increasingly used to price gas supplies delivered to India.”

The Platts WIM reflects the spot market value for physical cargoes delivered into India and the Middle-east. This development is a strong validation of the growing market adoption of Platts WIM, with an increasing number of WIM-linked bids and offers published in Platts LNG Market-On-Close (MOC) price assessment process. This is in addition to domestic gas supply deals