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Israelis and Palestinians are in the midst of an intensifying conflict following the worst exchange of airstrikes since 2014.
Judd Apatow and Ben Stiller paid tribute to Lloyd, who worked with some of the biggest names in Hollywood history.
In an impassioned speech on the eve of the vote, Ms Cheney trained her fire again on "liar" Mr Trump.
Jordan Montgomery pitched six strong innings, Aaron Judge and Gary Sánchez homered, and the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1 on Tuesday night. About two hours before the start, it was announced that Yankees third base coach Phil Nevin is away from the team after a positive COVID-19 test. The Yankees beat Tampa Bay for just the second time in seven games this season.
The man who shot his girlfriend and five relatives at a birthday celebration had "control issues".
Oil prices rose on Wednesday, extending overnight gains, after industry data showed a drop in U.S. crude inventories, which reinforced OPEC's robust demand outlook, and as the shutdown of the biggest U.S. fuel pipeline headed into a sixth day. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures rose 21 cents, or 0.3%, to $65.49 a barrel at 0013 GMT, adding to a 36 cent rise on Tuesday. Brent crude futures climbed 15 cents, or 0.2%, to $68.70 a barrel, adding to a 23 cent gain on Tuesday.
It is the Skyhawks’ second straight title and sixth overall in school history.
DALLAS (AP) — A federal judge dismissed the National Rifle Association’s bankruptcy case Tuesday, leaving the powerful gun-rights group to face a New York state lawsuit that accuses it of financial abuses and aims to put it out of business. The judge was tasked with deciding whether the NRA should be allowed to incorporate in Texas instead of New York, where the state is suing in an effort to disband the group. Though headquartered in Virginia, the NRA was chartered as a nonprofit in New York in 1871 and is incorporated in the state. Judge Harlin Hale said in a written order that he was dismissing the case because he found the bankruptcy was not filed in good faith. “The Court believes the NRA’s purpose in filing bankruptcy is less like a traditional bankruptcy case in which a debtor is faced with financial difficulties or a judgment that it cannot satisfy and more like cases in which courts have found bankruptcy was filed to gain an unfair advantage in litigation or to avoid a regulatory scheme," Hale wrote. His decision followed 11 days of testimony and arguments. Lawyers for New York and the NRA’s former advertising agency grilled the group’s embattled top executive, Wayne LaPierre, who acknowledged putting the NRA into Chapter 11 bankruptcy without the knowledge or assent of most of its board and other top officers. “Excluding so many people from the process of deciding to file for bankruptcy, including the vast majority of the board of directors, the chief financial officer, and the general counsel, is nothing less than shocking,” the judge added. Phillip Journey, an NRA board member and Kansas judge who had sought to have an examiner appointed to investigate the group’s leadership, was concise about Hale's judgment: “1 word, disappointed,” he wrote in a text message. LaPierre pledged in a statement to continue to fight for gun rights. “Although we are disappointed in some aspects of the decision, there is no change in the overall direction of our Association, its programs, or its Second Amendment advocacy,” LaPierre said via the NRA's Twitter account. “Today is ultimately about our members — those who stand courageously with the NRA in defense of constitutional freedom. We remain an independent organization that can chart its own course, even as we remain in New York to confront our adversaries.” Lawyers for New York Attorney General Letitia James argued that the case was an attempt by NRA leadership to escape accountability for using the group’s coffers as their personal piggybank. But the NRA’s attorneys said it was a legitimate effort to avoid a political attack by James, who is a Democrat. LaPierre testified that he kept the bankruptcy largely secret to prevent leaks from the group’s 76-member board, which is divided in its support for him. Hale dismissed the NRA’s case without prejudice, meaning the group can refile it. However, he warned that in doing so the NRA’s leaders would risk losing control. The judge wrote that if the case is refiled, he would immediately take up “concerns about disclosure, transparency, secrecy, conflicts of interest” between NRA officials and their bankruptcy legal team. He said that the lawyers “unusual involvement” in the NRA’s affairs raised concerns that the group “could not fulfill the fiduciary duty” and might lead him to appoint a trustee to oversee it. Hale noted the NRA could still pursue other legal steps to incorporate in Texas, but James said such a move would require her approval — and that seems unlikely. In a tweet, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott said: “Texas stands with the @NRA and we look forward to working with the Association on their plans to move to Texas.” The NRA declared bankruptcy in January, five months after James’ office sued seeking its dissolution following allegations that executives illegally diverted tens of millions of dollars for lavish personal trips, no-show contracts and other questionable expenditures. James is New York's chief law enforcement officer and has regulatory power over nonprofit organizations incorporated in the state. She sued the NRA last August, saying at the time that the “breadth and the depth of the corruption and the illegality” at the NRA justified its closure. James took similar action to force the closure of former President Donald Trump’s charitable foundation after alleging he used it to advance business and political interests. During a news conference after the ruling, James said she read transcripts of LaPierre's testimony, which was “filled with contradictions.” She reiterated that she intends to see the NRA dissolved, which ultimately would be decided by a judge, not the attorney general. The discovery process in her lawsuit is ongoing, James said, and she expects a trial to happen sometime in 2022. “There are individuals and officers who are using the NRA as their personal piggy bank and they need to be held accountable," James said. Shannon Watts, who founded Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, said in a series of tweets that the bankruptcy dismissal “comes at the worst possible time for the NRA: right as background checks are being debated in the Senate.” “It will be onerous if not impossible for the NRA to effectively oppose gun safety and lobby lawmakers while simultaneously fighting court battles and mounting debt,” said Watts, whose organization is part of the Michael Bloomberg-backed Everytown for Gun Safety. The NRA's financial standing has been upended by the coronavirus pandemic, but there was consensus during the bankruptcy trial that it remains financially sound Last year, the group laid off dozens of employees, canceled its national convention and scuttled fundraising. The NRA's bankruptcy filing listed between $100 million and $500 million in assets and the same range in liabilities. In announcing the case, it trumpeted being “in its strongest financial condition in years.” Adam Skaggs, chief counsel at the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, said that even a weakened NRA will likely continue to shape America's gun debates. “I think the question is, despite those self-inflicted wounds and despite the fact that they’re in some ways a shadow of their former self, can they continue to exert influence and try and keep the opponents of even the most modest reforms to increase gun safety toeing the line?” he said. ___ Sisak reported from New York. Associated Press writer Terry Wallace in Dallas contributed reporting. Jake Bleiberg And Michael R. Sisak, The Associated Press
A look at what's happening around the majors on Wednesday: ___ PADRES DEPLETED Yu Darvish (3-1, 2.27 ERA) and Blake Snell (1-0, 4.15) are slated to start for San Diego at Colorado in a single-admission doubleheader to make up Monday night’s postponement at Coors Field. Both games are scheduled for seven innings. The Padres will be without Fernando Tatis Jr., who tested positive for COVID-19 and was one of three players the team added to the injured list Tuesday due to health and safety protocols. The others were utilitymen Jurickson Profar and Jorge Mateo. San Diego manager Jayce Tingler said he learned of Tatis’ positive test in a phone call late Monday night, but the star shortstop was symptom-free at the moment. “Naturally, you’re punched in the stomach a little bit,” Tingler said. “He’s feeling well. I mean he is crushed, he’s crushed inside, mentally, things like that.” Tatis spent time on the injured list last month with inflammation in his left shoulder. He leads the Padres with nine homers and 23 runs. Snell is trying to bounce back from walking six in 4 2/3 innings against San Francisco. The 2018 AL Cy Young Award winner hasn’t lasted more than 5 1/3 innings in any of his seven starts for the Padres since being acquired from Tampa Bay. He’s struggled with his control, too, walking 21 in 30 1/3 innings. BATMAN RETURNS Former Mets ace Matt Harvey will face New York for the first time since unceremoniously splitting with the team in a 2018 trade to Cincinnati. Harvey, now with the Orioles, returned to Citi Field with the Reds later that season but did not pitch. “Harvey Day” was once appointment viewing in Queens, with fans wearing Batman attire to support the right-hander known as the Dark Knight. Injuries and various malfeasance — including a day in 2017 when Harvey failed to show up for a game — brought a rapid end to his prime. After struggling through stints with Cincinnati, the Los Angeles Angels and Kansas City, the 32-year-old has added a sinker and found success with Baltimore, going 3-2 with a 3.60 ERA in seven starts. “I think he’s appreciative of the opportunity and he’s running with it,” Orioles manager Brandon Hyde said. “I know he’s in a good place right now.” VIRUS CONCERNS Gerrit Cole (4-1, 1.61 ERA) pitches for the Yankees at rival Tampa Bay, but it's uncertain which staff members will be available for New York. Third base coach Phil Nevin was away from the team Tuesday after a positive coronavirus test, and several other coaches were expected to miss the game due to contact tracing. Yankees manager Aaron Boone said the contact tracing did not include any players. Nevin, who is fully vaccinated, was under quarantine protocol in Tampa, Florida. “He’s doing OK,” Boone said. Bench coach Carlos Mendoza replaced Nevin as third base coach, and minor league coordinator Mario Garza filled in as first base coach for Reggie Willits. Pitching coach Matt Blake was not visible in the bullpen area when starting pitcher Jordan Montgomery warmed up before Tuesday’s game. “We have a few other staff, coaches that are still pending and we don’t have confirmation on,” Boone said before the game. “There’s a few people that we sent home just as a precaution to make sure. We’re doing all we can to stay healthy. A little bit of a skeleton staff but nothing we can’t handle.” The Yankees on April 30 were able to relax MLB protocols after reaching an 85% vaccination rate among players and staff such as managers, coaches and athletic trainers. “We’ll have to definitely evaluate and make sure we’re doing everything we possibly can to prevent things from happening,” Boone said. ROCKET’S GREEN GLARE Juan Soto, J.D. Martinez and Freddie Freeman might not be the only ones blasting objects into orbit. NASA plans another attempt to launch its Black Brant XII sounding rocket on Wednesday shortly after 8 p.m. EDT. The rocket will create green and violet clouds that might be visible for a short period along the East Coast and beyond. Games are scheduled to be in progress at Atlanta, Washington and Boston at the time — so if players and fans suddenly start looking up into the night sky, no, they’re not really in outer space. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The Associated Press
You just can't find song-and-dance specials like Mitzi Gaynor's anymore - or can you?
Violence in mixed Jewish-Arab towns in Israel flared early on Wednesday amid growing anger within the country's Arab minority over Israeli air strikes on Gaza and police raids on Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared a state of emergency in Lod, near Tel Aviv, after reports emerged on Tuesday of Arabs setting fire to a synagogue and Jews stoning a car that was being driven by an Arab resident. "We have lost control of the city and the streets," Lod Mayor Yair Revivo lamented to Israel's Channel 12 News.
Tyler Perry’s The Oval has taken us on a hell of a ride in its second season, which came to a dead stop on Tuesday — emphasis on dead. The BET drama’s midseason finale featured the not-entirely-unexpected demise of mic-dropping badass Diane Wilmont, who was brutally murked by Kyle, even after forking over valuable intel […]
Ginkgo said on Tuesday it was planning to go public through a merger with a blank-check vehicle backed by former Hollywood executives Harry Sloan and Jeff Sagansky, in one of the biggest such deals that values the biotech company at $17.5 billion. The merger is expected to fetch $2.5 billion in proceeds for the combined entity, the companies said, including $775 million from institutional investors such as Baillie Gifford, Putnam Investments and accounts advised by ARK Investment Management. Founded by a team of scientists at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2009, Ginkgo makes genetic engineering tools for industries across agriculture, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.
CALGARY, Alberta, May 11, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- (TSX - NVA) NuVista Energy Ltd. ("NuVista") announces that the following matters were approved at the annual meeting of the shareholders of NuVista held on May 11, 2021. Each of the matters is described in greater detail in the Notice of Annual Meeting of Shareholders and Information Circular dated March 26, 2021 (the "Circular"). 1. Fixing the Number of Directors By resolution passed via ballot, the number of directors to be elected at the meeting was fixed at nine members. The results of the ballot were as follows: Votes For Percent Votes Against Percent 81,177,213 66.74% 40,461,527 33.26% 2. Election of Directors By resolution passed via ballot, the following nine nominees were appointed as directors of NuVista to serve until the next annual meeting of shareholders of NuVista, or until their successors are elected or appointed. The results of the ballot were as follows: Name of Nominee Votes For Percent Votes Withheld Percent Pentti O. Karkkainen 81,033,201 66.62% 40,605,539 33.38%Ronald J. Eckhardt 80,559,900 66.23% 41,078,840 33.77%Keith A. MacPhail 80,862,449 66.48% 40,776,291 33.52%Ronald J. Poelzer 80,958,149 66.56% 40,680,591 33.44%Brian G. Shaw 81,514,923 67.01% 40,123,817 32.99%Sheldon B. Steeves 81,492,373 67.00% 40,146,367 33.00%Deborah S. Stein 81,625,336 67.10% 40,013,404 32.90%Jonathan A. Wright 81,545,016 67.04% 40,093,724 32.96%Grant A. Zawalsky 80,825,511 66.45% 40,813,229 33.55% 3. Appointment of Auditors By resolution passed via ballot, KPMG LLP, Chartered Professional Accountants, were appointed as auditors of NuVista to hold office until close of the next annual meeting or until their successors are duly appointed, and the directors were authorized to fix their remuneration. The results of the ballot were as follows: Votes For Percent Votes Withheld Percent 122,561,533 99.73% 332,504 0.27% 4. Non-Binding Advisory Resolution on Executive Compensation By advisory resolution passed via ballot, NuVista's approach to executive compensation was approved. The results of the ballot were as follows: Votes For Percent Votes Against Percent 81,110,723 66.68% 40,528,017 33.32% INVESTOR INFORMATION NuVista is an independent Canadian oil and natural gas exploration, development and production corporation with its Common Shares trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “NVA”. NuVista is an oil and natural gas company actively engaged in the exploration for, and the development and production of, oil and natural gas reserves in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin. Our primary focus is on the scalable and repeatable condensate-rich Montney formation in the Wapiti and Pipestone area of the Alberta Deep Basin. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jonathan A. WrightRoss L. AndreachukMike J. Lawford President and CEOVP, Finance and CFOChief Operating Officer (403) 538-8501(403) 538-8539(403) 538-1936
NHS England said there are thousands more nurses working in the health system after being inspired by the "Nightingale effect". There were 330,000 nurses, midwives and health visitors working in the NHS in England in January - over 11,000 more than in January 2020. There are also an additional 5,195 healthcare support workers and assistants, as well as record numbers of student nurses entering the profession.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Martin Griffiths, a U.N. diplomat with wide global experience who has spent the last three years trying to help end the war in Yemen, has been selected by the secretary-general as the new U.N. humanitarian chief, diplomats said Tuesday. The diplomats, speaking on condition of anonymity because the selection process has been private, said Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was expected to announce the appointment of Griffiths, who is British, in the coming days. The post of undersecretary-general for humanitarian affairs has traditionally gone to someone from Britain, part of an unofficial division of top U.N. posts among the five permanent Security Council nations -- the U.S., Russia, China, Britain and France. He will replace Mark Lowcock, a Briton who served in the high-profile position for four years. In 1994, Griffiths served in Geneva as the director of the U.N. Department of Humanitarian Affairs, which preceded the establishment of the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, which he will now head. From 1999 to 2010, he was the founding director of the Center for Humanitarian Dialogue in Geneva, where according to the U.N. he specialized in developing political dialogue between governments and insurgents in a range of countries across Asia, Africa and Europe. Griffiths, 69, was appointed U.N. special envoy for Yemen in February 2018 and is scheduled to brief the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday about his latest efforts to try to get warring Houthi rebels and the internationally recognized government to sit together and negotiate an end to the six-year conflict. In 2014-2018 he served as the first executive director of the European Institute of Peace and in 2012-2014 he served as special adviser to three U.N. special envoys for Syria and as deputy head of the U.N. mission in Syria. Earlier in his career, he was a British diplomat and worked for various international humanitarian organization, including UNICEF, Save the Children and Action Aid. Edith M. Lederer, The Associated Press
Hostilities between Israel and Hamas escalated overnight, with 35 Palestinians killed in Gaza and five in Israel in the most intensive aerial exchanges for years. Israel carried out hundreds of air strikes in Gaza into the early hours of Wednesday, as the Islamist group and other Palestinian militant groups fired multiple rocket barrages at Tel Aviv and Beersheba.
TAMPA, Fla. — Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse hopes his players keep the frustration of this bizarre NBA season front of mind when they head into the off-season. They can lump Tuesday's 115-96 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers into that. Chris Boucher had 16 points and seven rebounds in his first game since missing nine with a sprained knee. Khem Birch added 13 points for the depleted Raptors (27-42), while Malachi Flynn had 11. Freddie Gillespie, DeAndre' Bembry and Jalen Harris chipped in with 10 points apiece. The game came a night after the Raptors were officially eliminated from post-season contention, just two years removed from their thrilling run to the Larry O'Brien Trophy. "Hopefully it'll sting a little bit this summer," Nurse said. "We'll feel that sting in the summer workouts, things like that to get ourselves back to where we're used to being." Former Raptors star Kawhi Leonard and Terance Mann had 20 points apiece for the Clippers (46-23), who are still manoeuvring from post-season conference seeding. Ivica Zubac added 18 points. With an eye on evaluation and development, Nurse sent out a franchise-record 35th different starting lineup of the season for the game. Just nine players dressed. Veterans Kyle Lowry, Fred VanVleet, Pascal Siakam and OG Anunoby were among the ones who didn't. The young Raptors were no match for a Clippers squad that built a 17-point lead in the second quarter, and had stretched it to 18 by midway through the third. The Raptors will miss the playoffs for the first time since 2013, a post-season streak that started with the entertaining series against Brooklyn that saw the launch of Jurassic Park and "We The North." "It's certainly not easy to get a seven-year run," Nurse said before the game. "I think first of all the organization, and all of us, should be proud of that. "And then on the other hand, it's disappointing. I thought we played about as well as we could last year and with a break or two could have kept on rolling who knows how far a year ago. And to kinda come back and be where we are today, it's very disappointing, and it's a little sad, to be honest, to have that run. It was a hell of a run." The Raptors were coming off five consecutive 50-win seasons, and won nine playoff series since 2013. In a season that Nurse has said didn't have road blocks, it had cement walls, the displaced Raptors tumbled down the Eastern Conference standings during a COVID-19 outbreak in March. Numerous players including Lowry and VanVleet, who comically badgered the officials from the bench on Tuesday, missed multiple games to injuries virtually ever since. On Tuesday, Leonard -- whose historic four-bounce buzzer-beater against Philadelphia in the 2019 conference semifinals was two years ago Wednesday -- led the way with nine points in the first quarter and the Clippers led 27-19 to start the second. Marcus Morris's three-pointer late in the second quarter made it a 17-point difference, but the Raptors closed the half with a 13-4 run and headed into halftime trailing 60-52. Paul George had nine points for L.A. in the third, and the Clippers led 85-71 with one quarter to play. Former Raptor Serge Ibaka, who signed with the Clippers last off-season, didn't play. Nurse had kind words for the Congolese big man before the game. "I really enjoyed him . . . I certainly was (disappointed he left). I think our team was. I think our organization was," Nurse said. The Raptors are in Chicago on Thursday and Dallas on Friday, then host Indiana in their season finale on Sunday. This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 11, 2021. The Canadian Press
Adbert Alzolay picks up six strike outs in six innings of work during the Cubs 3-2 loss to the Indians
Yuta Watanabe (Toronto Raptors) with a buzzer beater vs the LA Clippers, 05/11/2021