Spectrum Brands Announces Definitive Agreement to Sell Hardware & Home Improvement Segment for $4.3 Billion in Cash

MIDDLETON, Wis.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SPB; “Spectrum Brands” or the “Company”), a leading global branded consumer products and home essentials company focused on driving innovation and providing exceptional customer service, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its HHI segment to ASSA ABLOY for $4.3 billion in cash, which represents over 14x HHI’s expected FY21 Adjusted EBITDA.

The transaction will simplify the Spectrum Brands business around three attractive business units, consisting of Global Pet Care, Home & Garden, and Home and Personal Care, and further strengthen the Company’s balance sheet. The remaining

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ACC Announces COVID-19 Game Rescheduling Policy; Updates Sports Safety Standards in Latest Medical Advisory Group Report

GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – The Atlantic Coast Conference announced today its 2021-22 COVID-19 Game Rescheduling Policy and several key updates to protocols within the league’s COVID-19 Medical Advisory Group (MAG) Report.

The COVID-19 Game Rescheduling Policy, which was approved by the league’s athletics directors, applies to football, field hockey, men’s and women’s soccer and volleyball.

2021-22 ACC COVID-19 Game Rescheduling Policy

In the sports of football, field hockey, men’s and women’s soccer and volleyball:

  1. If a 2021 ACC game cannot be played on its originally scheduled date by a team unable to play due
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Acansa Arts Festival announces schedule

Elsewhere in entertainment, events and the arts:

Acansa Festival

The Acansa Arts Festival of the South returns in September after a year off because of the pandemic, with performances by more than a dozen music, dance and theater groups and solo artists over three weekends in multiple venues across Little Rock and North Little Rock.

Tickets are $30-$40; a $100 Festival Flex Pass covers four ticketed events. Festival Gold Passes, $250, include access to all ticketed events. And a 2021-22 Season Pass, $400, also includes a Dec. 6 performance of “A Carpenter’s Christmas,” the March 2022 Charlotte Gadberry Award Presentation

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Plunk Announces Breakthrough Lending Program Designed Specifically for Home Improvement | Business

BELLEVUE, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jul 20, 2021–

Funding home improvement just got easier and a lot more cost effective. Plunk, the first mobile app using AI and machine learning to help homeowners make smarter decisions about their largest and most important investment, today announced its new home renovation loan, designed specifically for financing major home improvements.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210720005272/en/

With the Home Renovation Loan, a homeowner looking to upgrade their kitchen would save anywhere from $200 to over $1,000 per month— all while potentially adding to their home’s value. (Photo: Business Wire)

Plunk’s Home

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Plunk Announces Breakthrough Lending Program Designed Specifically for Home Improvement | National Business

BELLEVUE, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jul 20, 2021–

Funding home improvement just got easier and a lot more cost effective. Plunk, the first mobile app using AI and machine learning to help homeowners make smarter decisions about their largest and most important investment, today announced its new home renovation loan, designed specifically for financing major home improvements.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210720005272/en/

With the Home Renovation Loan, a homeowner looking to upgrade their kitchen would save anywhere from $200 to over $1,000 per month— all while potentially adding to their home’s value. (Photo: Business Wire)

Plunk’s Home

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Edmonds Arts Festival announces entertainment acts

Free live entertainment is a big part of the annual Edmonds Arts Festival, and this year is no different. The festival has selected nine bands to perform at the Main Stage during the Festival, which takes place from August 27-29 at the Frances Anderson Center on Main Street.

If you’re looking to take a break from perusing art or do some dancing, these nine acts will get you on your feet. Below is the entertainment schedule:

Friday, Aug. 27

  • 12:30 – 2 p.m.: Clave Gringa (Cuban jazz)
  • 2:30 – 4 p.m.: Reggie Garrett and the Snake Oil Peddlers (urban acoustic
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