SitusAMC Managing Director Tim Rood joined Yahoo Finance Live to discuss the long-term impact COVID-19 will have on the housing sector.
SitusAMC Managing Director Tim Rood joined Yahoo Finance Live to discuss the long-term impact COVID-19 will have on the housing sector.
Hardik, who is looking to regain fitness and get fit for bowling, turned up for training along with Rishabh Pant.
Natalie Wilson broke her back and ribs, as well as suffered damage to her spine, after a sledding accident, according to her family
Ladarius Skelton passed for a touchdown and ran for another, Chase Foster scored on a 14-yard interception return and Southern held on to beat Alabama State 24-21 on Friday night in the opener for both teams in a season delayed by the coronavirus pandemic. Skelton was 10-of-22 passing for 135 yards and had 72 yards rushing. On a play-action pass, Skelton hit a wide-open Gregory Perkins who raced 40 more yards for a 59-yard score to make it 21-all on the second play of the fourth quarter.
Only two out of 30 wickets in the Pink Ball Test went to fast bowlers.
Millsap doubled down on what he claims Jazz executive Dennis Lindsey said to him.
The golfer received successful "follow-up procedures" following Tuesday's serious car crash in LA.
A woman turned in Lady Gaga’s two French bulldogs at a Los Angeles police station on Friday night, two days after they were stolen in a brazen armed robbery in Hollywood. Lady Gaga’s dogwalker, Ryan Fischer, was shot once while struggling with the robbers on Wednesday night. He is in stable condition, according to police. […]
Directed by Ani Sasi, Ninnila Ninnila hits the right chord as it weaves a simple story about relationships, grief, and love through cooking and a lot of food.
Class sizes, support staff levels and school instructional budgets in the Pembina Trails School Division could all be affected next year, as the board looks for $7 million in savings in its upcoming budget. The board of trustees unveiled the details of its 2021-22 draft budget at a virtual board meeting Thursday. The trustees discussed financial constraints related to a decrease in provincial funding, growing enrolment, the COVID-19 pandemic, and a recent arbitration award. “There is no way we can avoid reductions in services to our students,” said Kathleen McMillan, chairwoman of the board, in a prepared release published Friday, with details of the draft budget. “With no taxation authority and insufficient funding from the province, we are left in an unfortunate position.” The province has earmarked $62.5 million in 2021-22 operating funding for Pembina Trails, which is the equivalent of a 0.3 per cent decrease. Residents in the division will not see an increase in their property education tax bill. The province has asked all 37 public divisions to freeze the tax and instead will provide grants to divisions to cover the sum equivalent to a two per cent increase. The draft document proposes a balanced budget of $183,156,077. In order to achieve that figure, McMillan said the board is proposing to use its modest surplus and deferring infrastructure needs across the division to minimize the negative impact on student learning. The draft budget suggests an increase in high school class sizes, the elimination of high school teacher librarians and the reduction of such positions in middle years, a decrease in educational assistants and K-8 English Additional Language specialists, and a drop in school instructional budgets. A suspension of the Kindergarten Here We Come program is also on the table for 2021-22. The recommended cuts reflect the fact the division is projecting 335 new students next year, unforeseen COVID-19 costs such as hiring more staff and purchasing 860 webcams for classrooms to support remote teaching, and the recent Pembina Trails Teachers’ Association award, according to the Friday release. The decision challenges the province’s public-sector wage freeze directive, which was overturned in a court challenge last summer. Retroactive and future payments in Pembina Trails are estimated at $12.5 million. Residents can provide feedback on the draft budget via email or sign up to appear as a virtual delegation at a special board meeting scheduled March 4. Maggie Macintosh, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Winnipeg Free Press
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Cardinal Newman girls a win away from third straight SCISA 3A title
The Wildcats, who have a two-week window before their next game, pushed the Lions up and down the field with the running game, piling up 285 yards on 36 carries.
The Manitoba Teachers’ Society is lauding a new collective agreement between a rural school division and its teachers as a “turning point” in public-sector bargaining in the province. The union, which represents upwards of 16,000 public school teachers in Manitoba, announced Friday members of the Beautiful Plains Teachers’ Association have unanimously voted to ratify a new agreement. The new contract in Beautiful Plains, which encompasses Carberry- and Neepawa-area schools, includes a 1.6 per cent salary increase for 2018-19 and a 1.4 per cent increase for 2019-20. All teachers will then receive a $500 bonus going into the third year. Substitute instructors will also receive a three per cent bump in pay. MTS president James Bedford said Friday the agreement is the first one to be reached in the public sector after Bill 28 was introduced and, more recently, overturned in a court challenge. “It’s a statement that employees and employers can sit down (and) reach a negotiation that’s good for both parties, and that results in what really is inflationary protection,” said Bedford. Introduced in 2017, Bill 28, the Public Services Sustainability Act, seeks to regulate salary increases for public-sector employees over a four-year-period. It proposes a wage freeze for the first two years, followed by an increase of 0.75 per cent and in the final year, a one per cent hike. Last summer, the Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench overturned the legislation, calling it a “draconian measure” that reduced unions’ bargaining power. The Pallister government is appealing the decision. Meantime, the Beautiful Plains agreement marks the third time in the last year teachers have been awarded increases that counter the legislation. The Beautiful Plains situation suggests divisions don’t need guidance from the province to reach agreements with staff, Bedford added. Earlier this month, the education department informed Manitoba superintendents divisions must now obtain “a bargaining mandate” from cabinet’s public-sector compensation committee prior to engaging in negotiations with both unionized and non-unionized staff. Maggie Macintosh, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Winnipeg Free Press
A federal judge on Friday approved a $650 million settlement of a privacy lawsuit against Facebook for allegedly using photo face-tagging and other biometric data without the permission of its users. U.S. District Judge James Donato approved the deal in a class-action lawsuit that was filed in Illlinois in 2015. Nearly 1.6 million Facebook users in Illinois who submitted claims will be affected.
(Submitted by Vera Nyirenda - image credit) When Dr. Vera Nyirenda was in middle school, she decided to become a medical doctor. Her father shared with her his dream of becoming a physician, a dream that he gave up to get a teaching degree to support his four younger siblings. "It sort of impressed upon me that my dad really had this dream that he could not achieve at the time, and it would be great if I could do it for him," Nyirenda told Stephen Quinn, the host of CBC's The Early Edition. Her interest in medicine grew and in 1987 she graduated from the University of Zambia with her medical degree. "I did this for me, but I became a doctor too for my dad." Dr. Vera Nyirenda says the past year has been challenging as a family physician, but having a solid team of health-care workers behind her has made it easier. Now, Nyirenda, a family physician based in Chilliwack, B.C., is being recognized by the National Congress for Black Women Foundation for her contributions to the Black community and the community in general. She's one of five Black physicians to receive the honour this weekend; other honourees include Dr. John Farley, Dr. Pascaline Mahungu, Dr. Gina Ogilvie and Dr. Winston Gittens. Resilience in health care is the theme of this year's awards, aptly characterizing the challenges health-care workers have had to face during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nyirenda said a change in schedule, devoting more time to her practice and changing the way medicine is delivered because of physical distancing has made for a tough year. "It's also been different I think because … there's been an increase in mental health conditions in patients because of the anxieties and the isolation, so mental health practice has definitely grown during this period, but one has to push through," she said. Though she still sees some patients in person, she's shifted to video and phone appointments, like many physicians have had to do. "It's busy, but we're holding solid together as a team of health-care professionals where I work." Came to Canada in 2000 Nyirenda is no stranger to the idea of resilience; she moved her family from South Africa to Canada in 2000 as violence in the former country was causing concern for her and her young family. She researched a peaceful place to relocate and settled on Canada. Shortly afterwards, Nyirenda and her family moved to Hope, B.C. "The beginning was rough," she said. "I was the only Black person when I arrived in Hope. Settling down as a Black person, a female and a physician, trying to establish a practice wasn't easy. I did have quite a few negative experiences but I met a lot of interesting and caring people that really helped me integrate into the community." She and her family stayed in the community for 13 years, and then moved to Chilliwack where she continues to run her family practice. To hear Dr. Nyirenda's interview on The Early Edition, click here:
TORONTO — The Ontario government's switch to a centralized procurement system stalled the replenishment of the province's stockpile of personal protective equipment in the years leading up to the COVID-19 pandemic, an independent commission heard this week. Health Minister Christine Elliott told the commission examining the crisis's impact on long-term care that the government expected its supply of PPE to be restocked, and that she was not aware at the time that the process had been held up by the change. The commission has heard that much of Ontario's supply of PPE was destroyed by December 2019 because it had expired. The panel's co-counsel, John Callaghan, said previous testimony indicated only 10 per cent remained by then, most of which was meant to deal with Ebola rather than a disease like the novel coronavirus. "You never went to cabinet, you never went to anyone to suggest that the safety of Ontarians would require us to have a stockpile in the face of a pandemic? You never went and made that suggestion?" Callaghan asked the minister. Elliott replied it wasn't necessary to do so because "there was an expectation that it would be replenished." "And that is what we were doing, (we are) in the process of doing. But I was not aware that it had been slowed up by the central procurement. I anticipated that it was happening, but I did not know that it had been held up by that." COVID-19 has devastated Ontario's long-term care system, causing the deaths of 3,743 residents and 11 staff members so far. The commission is set to present a report on April 30 that will include recommendations aimed at preventing similar outcomes in the future. Callaghan pressed the minister on whether the provincial government should bear responsibility if the commission finds Ontario's lack of PPE early in the pandemic led to deaths in the long-term care system. He noted the commission has heard many long-term care homes did not have the required stockpile of PPE when the health crisis began. "The loss of life here is tragic. And is something that I think everyone in government feels some level of responsibility for," Elliott replied. "But certainly I knew that there were inspections that were going on in long-term care homes. I would have expected that checking to make sure that they had a supply of PPE would have been something that the inspectors would have checked upon." Asked whether maintaining an appropriate stockpile of PPE should be legislatively mandated for the province and long-term care homes, Elliott said she didn't believe it necessary, noting homes are already required to do so. Deputy health minister Helen Angus, who testified alongside Elliott, said it would be helpful to outline the requirements for homes "in more detail going forward," before looking at the mechanism to "compel and enforce it." Elliott also defended the government's decision last summer to give COVID-19 tests to anyone who wanted one, which the commission has heard went against the recommendations of several scientists advising the government, particularly in light of the strained lab capacity and the need to monitor cases in long-term care. "Looking back, it would have been because of the increase in community transmission and the need to locate where that was coming from and to understand better what was happening in communities," she told the commission. Callaghan noted scientists have testified they advised the province that would not be an effective strategy. "In fact, you are going to delay the responses from the tests because you are going to have so many of them that are unnecessary," he said. He also asked why Ontario had not run any pandemic simulations before COVID-19 that likely would have flagged its lack of lab capacity in the face of a surge in testing. Angus acknowledged the delays in processing tests "at times obviously were unacceptable" but stressed the issue stemmed from the absence of an integrated lab system and that the province quickly moved to fix the problem and ramp up its daily testing capacity. The commission's hearings aren't open to the public but transcripts are posted online, typically days later. The minister and deputy minister testified Wednesday and the transcript was released Friday evening. This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 26, 2021. Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press
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TAMPA, Fla. — Norman Powell scored 30 points, Kyle Lowry had a triple-double and the depleted Toronto Raptors beat the Houston Rockets 122-111 on Friday night. The Raptors were without head coach Nick Norse, five assistant coaches and starting forward Pascal Siakam in accordance with the NBA’s health and safety protocols regarding the coronavirus. Assistant coach Sergio Scariolo directed the team. He had been away from the Raptors while coaching Spain in FIBA’s EuroBasket 2022 qualifiers and just cleared quarantine Friday. Scariolo has extensive experience as a head coach, winning championships of leagues in Italy, Spain and Russia, plus has been Spain’s national coach — helping that team win medals at the 2012 London Games and 2016 Rio de Janiero Olympics, plus capture the Basketball World Cup title in 2019. Siakam was listed as out about two hours before the game, indicating that he either has a testing issue or a contact tracing issue. He played Wednesday night in Miami in the Raptors’ loss to the Heat. Lowry had 20 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists to help the Raptors hand the Rockets their 10th straight loss. Fred VanVleet added 25 points, making 5 of 11 3-pointers. Lowry was 4 of 5 from long range, and Powell 4 of 8. Victor Oladipo led the Rockets with 27 points, and John Wall had 21 points and 12 assists. HEAT 124, JAZZ 116 MIAMI (AP) — Jimmy Butler scored a season-high 33 points, Goran Dragic tied his season best with 26 and Miami help on to beat NBA-leading Utah, handing the Jazz their third loss in their last 25 games. Bam Adebayo had 19 points and 11 rebounds for Miami in its fifth straight victory. Donovan Mitchell scored 30 for the Jazz. They dropped to 26-7. CELTICS 118, PACERS 112 BOSTON (AP) — Kemba Walker made two late free throws and scored a season-high 32 points to help Boston beat Indiana and snap a three-game losing streak. Daniel Theis added 17 points, and Jaylen Brown had 15. Indiana led by as many as 14 points in the first half, but never led in the final 24 minutes in losing for the third time in four games. Domantas Sabonis led the Pacers with 24 points and nine assists. CLIPPERS 119, GRIZZLIES 99 MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Kawhi Leonard scored 30 points, Lou Williams added 17 and Los Angeles beat Memphis to split a two-game series. Terance Mann, Nicolas Batum and Paul George each had 13 points for the Clippers, 122-94 losers on Thursday night. Jonas Valanciunas led Memphis with 22 points and 11 rebounds. Ja Morant scored 20 points before he was ejected, receiving a pair of technical for arguing a no-call with 2:18 remaining. De’Anthony Melton scored 16 points. SUNS 106, BULLS 97 CHICAGO (AP) — Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton each scored 22 points and Phoenix rallied to beat Chicago. Chris Paul, who’ll join Booker at the All-Star Game, added 14 points, 15 assists and six rebounds to help the Suns win for the 10th time in 12 games. Zach LaVine scored 24 points for Chicago. The Bulls had won three in a row. Phoenix wiped out an 87-80 deficit with a 9-0 run early in the fourth quarter, then took the lead for good with five minutes to play on Paul’s short jumper. That started a 10-0 spurt that included 3s from Mikal Bridges and Cameron Johnson. THUNDER 118, HAWKS 109 OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 24 points and Oklahoma City beat Atlanta after changing uniforms at halftime because a mix-up left the teams wearing similar colours at the start. The Thunder began the game wearing their sunset orange uniforms while the Hawks wore red, making it difficult to distinguish between the teams. Oklahoma City said in a statement that the Hawks wore the incorrect uniform colour. The team said the league should have caught the error, but because the Hawks only brought red uniforms on their trip, the Thunder changed to white for the second half. John Collins scored 25 points for the Hawks. KINGS 110, PISTONS 107 DETROIT (AP) — De’Aaron Fox scored 27 points and Sacramento beat Detroit to snap a nine-game losing streak. Sacramento blew a 17-point first-quarter lead, then rallied from an eight-point deficit in the final quarter. Jerami Grant led Detroit with 30 points. The Associated Press