Andre Iguodala (Miami Heat) with an assist vs the Atlanta Hawks, 03/02/2021
Andre Iguodala (Miami Heat) with an assist vs the Atlanta Hawks, 03/02/2021
The Oscar nominee got candid about her struggle with anxiety.
A majority of residents of European cities support a Europe-wide phaseout of combustion engine car sales from 2030 to reduce planet-warming emissions, a YouGov poll conducted on behalf of environmental campaigners said on Monday. Of 10,050 survey respondents, 63% said they supported the idea that after 2030, only emission-free cars should be sold in Europe. The online opinion poll surveyed people last month in 15 cities including London, Warsaw and Budapest, with an average of 29% opposing the idea of ending petrol and diesel car sales, while 8% said they did not know.
Chilean authorities on Sunday backed the country's widespread use of the COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by Chinese firm Sinovac after China's top disease official appeared to make conflicting statements about its efficacy. Gao Fu, the director of the Chinese Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told a conference in the Chinese city of Chengdu on Saturday that the country was considering mixing COVID-19 vaccines since currently available vaccines "don't have very high rates of protection." Available data shows Chinese vaccines lag behind others including Pfizer and Moderna in terms of efficacy, but require less stringent temperature controls during storage.
OTTAWA — Federal New Democrat Leader Jagmeet Singh took aim at the Liberal government Sunday, firing an opening salvo ahead of a possible election later this year. Capping a three-day policy convention plagued with hiccups and frustrations, Singh sought to unite the grassroots around a message of fair treatment, financial relief and Liberal failures. His unwavering focus on the Grits stood in contrast to remarks from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who made nary a mention of New Democrats in his keynote speech at a Liberal convention Saturday. With the Liberals pledging national pharmacare and child-care systems — the party has backed both ideas since the 1990s but made little headway on either — Singh is leading the NDP further left on a plan to cancel billions in student debt, eliminate for-profit long-term care and impose a wealth tax. Part of that push zeroes in on the "rich," a word that appeared 15 times in Singh's speech, often right after "ultra." "We're not actually in the same boat. We're certainly in the same storm. But some of us are in leaky lifeboats, while others are in luxury yachts," Singh said. "Liberals continue to side with those in the yachts." Singh also claimed credit for beefed-up wage subsidies, emergency response benefits and sick-leave payments during the COVID-19 pandemic. "The Liberals like to take credit, but New Democrats get results," he said. Terry Beech, a Liberal MP and convention co-chair, responded by saying Trudeau Liberals are the only team with a plan to support Canadians and "keep people healthy and safe." "Canadians want a real plan with real solutions for real problems, and both Erin O’Toole’s Conservatives and the NDP have shown that they just don’t have one," he said in a statement. Singh, speaking from an Ottawa production studio in front of images of the 42-year-old glad-handing Canadians, addressed more than 2,000 delegates assembled online to debate and vote on resolutions that will guide the NDP campaign platform ahead of a potential fight at the polls. He has consistently emerged as the most popular federal leader in recent public-opinion surveys, but the party itself often falls short of 20 per cent support. If the three main opposition parties were to vote against the looming Liberal budget — set to be unveiled April 19 — the government would fall. Singh has promised his party won't trigger an election while the pandemic persists. Trudeau could decide to pull the plug himself and Liberal insiders suggest that may happen over the summer, provided the vaccine rollout continues apace and the pandemic, currently spreading like wildfire once again, is sufficiently doused. On the hustings, Singh would be fighting for Liberal seats while also seeking to stave off challenges from Conservatives gunning for trade union votes and Greens explicitly targetting NDP supporters. He took a parting shot at the Conservatives on Sunday, saying they "are no friends to workers" on issues ranging from sick leave to pharmacare and unions. Singh's speech also looked to shore up solidarity within the party at a convention that saw glitches and procedural delays threaten to sideline policy debate and create an impression of discord. The hiccups came amid simmering tensions over how far left the party should tack. Delegates passed a resolution Saturday that demands Canada suspend arms dealing with Israel and halt trade with Israeli settlements, drawing condemnation from Jewish advocacy groups. Singh told reporters Sunday he supported the proposal and wasn’t concerned it exposed him to charges of anti-Semitism, which B'nai Brith suggested it did. "To achieve a peaceful resolution, we need to as an international community use our tools," he said. Singh affirmed his belief in Israel's right to exist and said he is "vigilantly aware" that anti-Jewish hate resides across the political spectrum, stating he is "someone you can count on to fight against any form of anti-Semitism." Delegates complained some of the convention's initial sessions lacked closed captioning, sign language and translation services, prompting an apology from organizers and a refund pledge to attendees living with disabilities. Others spoke of perceived tensions between the party executive and the rank and file, as well as anxiety over an impending election. "There is far too much emphasis on top-down approach and gate-keeping to allow grassroots to flourish," said Jessa McLean, a two-time NDP federal candidate from Ontario running for party president. "We are moments away from the writ being dropped, and most of us have no idea how to structure our campaign around mail-in ballots or how to organize digitally." Singh has said the party does not want an election but is ready for one, with a war chest roughly double that of the 2019 campaign. Non-binding resolutions up for a vote Sunday included proposals to implement all 231 recommendations made by the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, as well as a plan to establish a publicly owned telecommunications company to expand high-speed internet access. Earlier in the convention, delegates voted overwhelmingly to raise the federal minimum wage to $20, impose a one per cent tax on fortunes over $20 million, mandate at least seven days' paid sick leave for federally regulated workers and weave long-term care into Canada's universal health-care system — in part by eliminating for-profit models from the system. This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 11, 2021. Christopher Reynolds, The Canadian Press
Ken Holland has experienced both sides of the NHL trade deadline.A buyer for much of his time as general manager of the Detroit Red Wings, the shoe was firmly on the other foot his last three seasons in the Motor City with the team trending downwards."When I'm the seller, I'm answering the phones and I've got somebody that people want — I control it a little bit more," said Holland, now GM of the Edmonton Oilers. "When you're a buyer, I'm making a call and telling somebody I'm interested in his player."It's poker. You're playing poker. That's the art of being a general manager at trade deadline time."Some executives have already made moves — including a few who have pushed their chips all-in — with Monday's 3 p.m. ET cutoff just over the horizon.New York Islanders GM Lou Lamoriello acquired veteran forwards Kyle Palmieri and Travis Zajac from the New Jersey Devils for picks and prospects last week, while the Florida Panthers cleared salary cap space to give themselves wiggle room by moving winger Brett Connolly as part of a package to the Chicago Blackhawks.The Toronto Maple Leafs added depth centre Riley Nash from the Blue Jackets on Friday before Columbus made the biggest splash to date by sending bruising shutdown defenceman David Savard to the Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning in a three-team deal Saturday that involved some deft salary cap gymnastics.Other weekend transactions included the Montreal Canadiens grabbing blue-liner Jon Merrill from Detroit, the Panthers trading for Buffalo Sabres defenceman Brandon Montour, and the Colorado Avalanche adding Devan Dubnyk from the San Jose Sharks as cover for starting goalie Philipp Grubauer.Despite the swaps already made, some notable names remain out there, including Buffalo winger Taylor Hall, Blue Jackets captain Nick Foligno and St. Louis Blues forward Mike Hoffman, along with a number of depth options.In a 56-game season shortened by the COVID-19 pandemic and greatly impacted by the realities of the crisis — quarantines, arenas without fans or at reduced capacities hitting the bottom line, and a flat salary cap remaining at US$81.5 million for the foreseeable future — GMs are navigating a unique deadline in 2021."I don't know if it's going to be as busy as in past years," Holland, whose Oilers currently sit third in the North Division, said this week. "But I think there's going to be some movement."The league is tight. Lots of teams think they can go on a playoff run. If you can get in, anything can happen."Canadian franchises were given a boost last month when the federal government agreed to reduce the mandatory quarantine period for players entering the country from two weeks to one, coupled with daily testing.That change — having a new acquisition sitting around for 14 days is far from ideal — could impact potential trades made by clubs north of the border."It makes it easier to justify making a deal," Holland said. "If you made a deal on Monday and then you couldn't have the player for two weeks, and then it's three, four days to get him in shape, it's not really two weeks."He added the standings will also dictate trades involving players needing quarantine."If you're on the (post-season) bubble and you might want to make a move and you're hoping that player is going to impact your team to play your way in, I think it's going to be more difficult," Holland said. "If you feel that you've got enough of a cushion between you and the fifth-place team (in the division) that you can wait for that player to go through that quarantine to get ready, it makes it a lot easier."What's not easy is trade deadline day from a player's perspective."It's always an anxious time," Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan said. "That's just the reality of the world we all live in."But Leafs bench boss Sheldon Keefe, whose team sits atop the Canadian-based North Division and is 9-0-1 over its last 10 games, said he hasn't sensed anything like that from his group."Each year and each team is a little bit different," Keefe said. "The vibe I get and the conversations I've had with the team is it really hasn't been a factor with this season and this team. It doesn't seem to be weighing on the team in any way. "Even the curiosity of it, I don't think, is much of a factor. The guys are just going about their business."Toronto forward Alexander Kerfoot's name has been mentioned on and off in trade rumours, but he indicated there's no point in worrying about what comes before Monday at 3 p.m. ET."As players, you can't control what happens around the deadline," he said. "You've just got to go about your business."The league's GMs will be doing the same.This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 11, 2021.___Follow @JClipperton_CP on Twitter Joshua Clipperton, The Canadian Press
The number of counties with unfilled vaccine appointments at chain retailers Walmart, CVS and Rite Aid grew about 60% this week over last week.
A senior Apple Inc executive has agreed to testify before the U.S. Senate on competition issues related to mobile app stores, days after panel leaders criticized the company for refusing to appear. The company said in a letter sent to senators, seen by Reuters, that Chief Compliance Officer Kyle Andeer will be available to testify at an April 21 hearing held by part of the Senate Judiciary Committee. App makers have long complained that mandatory revenue sharing payments and strict inclusion rules set by Apple's App Store for iPhones and iPads, along with Google's Play store for Android devices, amount to anticompetitive behavior.
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MINNEAPOLIS — Kyle Seager hit his second homer of the game, a three-run drive in the ninth inning to complete the Seattle Mariners' rally from a six-run deficit to beat the Minnesota Twins 8-6 Sunday. Seager had four hits and Taylor Trammell also homered for Seattle, which trailed 6-0 going into the sixth. The Mariners won a road series for the first time since Sept. 11-13, 2019, at Arizona. Byron Buxton continued his early season success with a homer, double and single and Luis Arraez had a pair of hits for the Twins. The Mariners trailed 6-5 going into the ninth. Mitch Haniger and Ty France opened the inning with singles against Alex Colomé and Seager followed with his homer. Colomé (0-1) blew a save for the second time in four chances. Drew Steckenrider (1-1) pitched a scoreless eighth before Rafael Montero earned his second save in four chances with a 1-2-3 ninth. Buxton has eight hits in three games to increase his batting average to .500. His 1.231 slugging percentage is tops in the majors. Up 1-0, Minnesota scored three runs in the third inning, two on a bases-loaded double the opposite way by Buxton, who has a hit in all eight games he’s played. He has at least one extra-base hit in seven of them. Buxton added a towering 428-foot two-run home run to the bullpen in the fifth for a 6-0 lead and led to some in the crowd to chant “MVP!” Minnesota starter Matt Shoemaker scattered three hits in five innings before falling apart in the sixth. Seager hit a leadoff homer and Trammell launched a three-run shot for his second in as many days. As the ball was on its way beyond the right-field seats, Shoemaker had words for home plate umpire Manny Gonzalez and was ejected. Seattle added one run in the seventh. Against a Twins team averaging 6.1 runs per game, Seattle starter Chris Flexen allowed six runs — five earned— in five innings. He struck out seven. GETTING HEATED Buxton was hit in the shoulder by a pitch from Will Vest in the seventh and both benches were warned. Seattle manager Scott Servais protested and was ejected. France was hit on an up-and-in fastball from Cody Stashak in the top of the frame. France was also hit in the first. TRAINERS ROOM Mariners: 1B Evan White entered as a defensive replacement in the ninth. He missed the past two games with left quad tightness. Twins: 3B Josh Donaldson (mild right hamstring strain), who is eligible to come off the injured list Monday, went through a Sunday workout at the team’s alternate training site. ... On the DL since April 7, OF Brent Rooker (cervical strain) is ready to start doing some work at the team’s alternate site. UP NEXT Mariners: LHP Justin Sheffield (0-1, 7.20) is to open a four-game series Monday in Baltimore against Orioles RHP Dean Kremer (0-1, 9.00). Twins: Open a four-game series Monday at Target Field against Boston with LHP J.A. Happ (0-0, 2.25) facing LHP Martín Pérez (0-0, 5.40) of the Red Sox. _____ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Mike Cook, The Associated Press
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As home sales in the province continue on a dizzying trajectory, the province's real estate watchdog and regulator are warning buyers to be wary of what they may be getting into. The Real Estate Council of B.C. (RECBC) and the Office of the Superintendent of Real Estate said that in the first three months of 2021, they have seen an increase in inquiries and complaints. Calls to the regulator were up 42 per cent over the previous year, while complaints, such as how offers were made and accepted, were double the number received in the same period in 2020. "Buying a home is one of life's biggest financial decisions. There are potential risks at the best of times, but with the added pressure and stress of the current market conditions, those risks are amplified," Micheal Noseworthy, superintendent of real estate, said in a statement. The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver says sales in the region have continued at a record-setting pace. Residential home sales covered by the board totalled 5,708 in March 2021, up 126.1 per cent from March 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, and up 53.2 per cent from February of this year. Rural and suburban areas have experienced the biggest spikes. For the past two weeks, Jay Park has been in the middle of the buying frenzy. He and his partner are trying to upgrade from their one-bedroom apartment to a two-bedroom condo or townhouse in Vancouver. "I wish we had done this a month or two ago," he said. A condo tower under construction is pictured in downtown Vancouver in February 2020.(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck) Park put an offer on a $1-million condo, $4,000 above asking price. "To entice the [seller], we put in a subject-free offer, but it wasn't successful," he said. "They accepted $110,000 over asking price that was also subject-free." The hot market has led to bidding wars. Some would-be buyers have even lined up outside for days to try to get a jump on a property. Erin Seeley, the CEO of the council, is warning buyers to do their research and be aware of risks before making an offer. "It's really important that buyers have engaged with their lender before they're making offers so they know how to stay within a reasonable budget," she said. Seeley said some of the complaints the council has heard from buyers is that they weren't aware the seller has a right to take an early offer. "And the seller was really in the driver's seat about setting the pricing," she said. Demand continues to outstrip supply for housing in cities like Vancouver.(Rafferty Baker/CBC) Aaron Jasper, a Vancouver realtor, advises clients to avoid cash offers and to include finance clauses even if it may mean they lose a deal. "There's a lot of frustration among buyers, feeling pressure to take some risk," he said. "You're better to be delayed perhaps a year getting into the market as opposed to being completely financially ruined." Jasper also says realtors are limited in the advice they can give to clients on legal matters, home inspections, potential deficiencies with homes, and financing. 'Caught up in the craziness' Other tips from the council include seeking professional advice before making a subject-free offer or proceeding without a home inspection, and speaking to a professional to determine how market conditions may be affecting prices. Meantime, people like Jay Park say they are still keen to buy. Park has more viewings scheduled and is optimistic. "It's a very exciting time for us, but I also don't want to get caught up in the craziness and make a purchase that's above our means."
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CLEVELAND — Logan Allen knows that if he or any of the Indians other starters get into any trouble, help is just a phone call away. Cleveland's bullpen has been stellar. “Unbelievable,” he said. Allen recovered from a bumpy first inning to get his first win with Cleveland and the Indians leaned on their strong bullpen to complete a three-game sweep Sunday with a 5-2 win over the Detroit Tigers, who could be without slugger Miguel Cabrera for a while. Allen (1-1) found his rhythm after hitting a batter on his second pitch and walking two in the first. He hung around and allowed just one run and two hits in five innings. The left-hander, who came to Cleveland in a deal around the 2019 trading deadline, won a rotation job after a strong camp in Arizona. After Allen left, four Cleveland relievers — Bryan Shaw, Nick Wittgren, James Karinchak and Emmanuel Clase — worked an inning each to finish off the Tigers. Karinchak struck out the side in the eighth and Clase, throwing over 100 mph on seven pitches, worked the ninth for his second save. “Uncle Bryan came in there and the rest of the boys and took care of business, man,” Allen said, referring to the 33-year-old Shaw and the team's young relievers. “They’re awesome. Our ’pen has it. We have the dudes. We have the ability and it’s going to be exciting how this turns out over the next five or six months.” Jake Bauers and César Hernández drove in early runs against José Ureña (0-2), who had more control issues. The right-hander has given up nine walks in 7 2/3 innings this season. Leading 3-2, the Indians scored two insurance runs in the eighth helped by two throwing errors charged to Tigers right fielder Nomar Mazara. Wilson Ramos homered for Detroit, which scored just six runs in the series and lost both Cabrera and starter Julio Teheran to injuries. For the first time this season, Cabrera wasn't in the middle of Detroit's lineup. The 11-time All-Star was placed on the 10-day injured list before the game with a left biceps strain that was affecting his sweet swing. The four-time AL batting champion has been dealing with soreness in the muscle for a while. But after he felt it “grab” while making a swing in Saturday's game, Tigers manager A.J. Hinch told Cabrera to take some time off and get it examined. Without Cabrera, the Tigers didn't have a dependable bat in their order, but Hinch refused to use his absence as an excuse. “For us, the lesson coming away from today was the big, critical at-bats for them ended in contact and runs and we had a lot of at-bats that ended up in swing and miss,” he said. “They won those at-bats by putting the ball in play and giving themselves a chance. That to me was a big separator.” The 37-year-old Cabrera has 2,869 hits and 488 homers in his career. Making his second start for the Indians, Allen needed 33 pitches to get through the first. He left it trailing only 1-0 despite hitting Robbie Grossman, walking two and giving up a bloop RBI single to Jeimer Candelario. “Just unnecessary,” Allen said in evaluating his shaky first. “To be honest I’ve been doing that a few times lately, just trying to do more than the stuff I already have. Just trying to do way too much. I was locked in, but maybe a little too locked in I guess is the best way I can describe it.” HELLO, HOUSTON Hinch returns Monday to Houston as a visitor for the first time since being suspended — and fired — for his role in the Astros' sign-stealing scandal. Hinch managed Houston for five seasons, leading the club to a World Series title in 2017. But following an MLB investigation, it was revealed the team used cameras and other means to gain an advantage during games that season. Hinch was banned for a year for his involvement. He's expecting the trip to be “emotional.” “It's home for me,” he said. “That city matters to me.” Last week, the Astros were booed and jeered during road games in Oakland and Anaheim. Hinch said that's unfortunate. “It’s tough to see around the sport,” he said. "I wish the sport didn’t have a cloud over it regarding the sign stealing and the Astros and that’s part of my history too. It continues to be a regretful and disappointing situation.” TRAINER'S ROOM Tigers: Teheran will be sidelined longer than initially expected with a shoulder strain. Hinch said the team got more information since the right-hander was scratched moments before making his scheduled start in the series opener Friday. UP NEXT Tigers: RHP Casey Mize starts the opener in Houston against Astros RHP Zack Greinke (1-0). Indians: RHP Triston McKenzie (0-0) makes his first start of 2021 in the opener of a three-game series in Chicago. The White Sox are scheduled to start Carlos Rodón (1-0). ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Tom Withers, The Associated Press
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