Chris Boucher hit five three-pointers against Portland and after the Raptors narrow loss, he revealed he worked a lot on his shooting beyond the arc in the off season and in training camp.
Chris Boucher hit five three-pointers against Portland and after the Raptors narrow loss, he revealed he worked a lot on his shooting beyond the arc in the off season and in training camp.
PHILADELPHIA — Archie Bradley ingratiated himself with fans immediately after finalizing a $6 million, one-year contract with the Philadelphia Phillies. “SignJT,” Bradley wrote on Twitter. The right-hander then expanded on his desire for the Phillies bring back two-time All-Star catcher J.T. Realmuto. “Hopefully, me being on board, we can get our guy J.T. back,” Bradley said Monday during a video news conference. “I know him very well. Obviously, unbelieveable big leaguer. I’ve played with a lot of guys who have played with him that have done nothing but speak so high of what J.T. brings to the table not only on the field but off the field. Great dude. I hope he’s a Phillie. I hope I get to throw to him this year.” Phillies slugger Bryce Harper began campaigning for the team to re-sign Realmuto last season. A few times after he crossed the plate on Realmuto homers, Harper looked up in an empty stadium and screamed: “Sign him!” Phillies President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski didn’t comment on a report the team has offered Realmuto a five-year contract worth more than $100 million. He also said he doesn’t feel extra pressure to sign Realmuto because Bradley, Harper and others have made it clear they want him. “No, I don’t really feel any pressure by those comments,” Dombrowski said. “I think everybody knows that you’d like to bring him back – that’s not a secret. So, no, I don’t feel any extra pressure in that regard. We want to do everything we can to make our club better and I think we’ve expressed our desires in doing so, so we’ll do our best in that regard. But I don’t really feel extra pressure and I don’t blame them – we feel the same way as they do, so we’re on the same page.” Bradley was 2-0 with a 2.95 ERA and six saves in 16 games last season with Arizona and Cincinnati, and he earned $1,518,519 prorated from a $4.1 million salary. Bradley had a career-best 18 saves in 2019. The 28-year-old right-hander joins a bullpen that was among the worst in Major League Baseball. Philadelphia’s relievers combined for a 7.06 ERA, and the team blew three-run leads eight separate times. The Phillies ended up one win shy of qualifying for the post-season for the first time since 2011. Bradley is 23-25 with a 3.91 ERA and 28 saves in six seasons. He has 425 strikeouts in 412 innings. Phillies manager Joe Girardi didn’t say whether Bradley will be used as a closer or a set-up man. Hector Neris is Philadelphia’s other option. “I’m going to have a lot of opportunities to contribute, and ultimately, that’s what I want to do,” Bradley said. “I don’t care what role it’s in, but I want to take the ball, and I want to provide quality innings for this team.” ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Rob Maaddi, The Associated Press
Ofsted describe claims streamed education is ‘gold standard’ for teaching as ‘unhelpful myth’
Janet Yellen, U.S. President-elect Joe Biden's nominee to run the Treasury Department, will tell the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday that the government must "act big" with its next coronavirus relief package. Biden, who will be sworn into office on Wednesday, outlined a $1.9 trillion stimulus package proposal last week, saying bold investment was needed to jump-start the economy and accelerate the distribution of vaccines to bring the virus under control.
Montréal, Québec--(Newsfile Corp. - January 18, 2021) - Manganese X Energy Corp. (TSXV: MN) (FSE: 9SC2) (OTC: MNXXF) ("Manganese X" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that effective at the opening of market on January 20, 2021, 24,749,145 common share purchase warrants (the "Warrants") will commence trading on the TSX Venture Exchange ("TSXV") under the symbol "MN.WT". The Warrants were issued pursuant to a private placement financing of the Company completed on September ...
Traditional inaugural parade down Pennsylvania Avenue will be replaced by a virtual event highlighting country's diversity, heritage and resilience.
Saskatchewan joined five other provinces in December, requesting that the federal government delay Bill C-15 until stakeholders and governments could be consulted on what the implications of the legislation are. Bill C-15 is proposed legislation that states the Government of Canada, “must take all measures necessary to ensure the laws of Canada are consistent with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.” It received a first reading in Ottawa on Dec. 3. When the measure was initially debated at the United Nation in 2007, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the United States all opposed it. National governments in all four opposing nations have since supported the declaration, which addresses individual and collective rights of Indigenous people, as well as their rights to culture, identity, education, health, employment and language. The UN declaration also states Indigenous people can determine their own political status as well as rights to engage in their own economic, social and cultural development, while retaining the right to be part of the same activities within the state. “While we support the principles of UNDRIP, as far as the Government of Saskatchewan, we don’t endorse the federal legislation because there was very little consultation done before the initial bill was presented,” Indian Head-Milestone MLA and provincial government relations minister Don McMorris told The Forum. “The interpretation of the legislation is still to be determined and we can’t support something until we know what the impact is going to be within our province.” The provincial government is reviewing the legislation and is trying to determine what this bill means for the province. It is also consulting with First Nations and Metis leaders as well as other economic sectors which could be impacted by this law, McMorris said. “The spirit is one thing, what the legislation says is another, and that’s why we can’t support this,” McMorris said, adding a further statement on this bill will be released once the province has completed its review of the bill. Similar reviews are underway in Manitoba, Ontario, Alberta, Quebec and New Brunswick — all provinces, like Saskatchewan, with conservative governments. Keith Borkowsky, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Quad Town Forum
We're two days from President-elect Joe Biden's Inauguration Day and here are the updates from Washington.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in the nation's capital was like no other amid the threat of inauguration violence and the COVID-19 pandemic.
TORONTO — "Schitt's Creek" continues to flood the awards circuit.The Canadian CBC series, which swept the Emmys' comedy categories with seven trophies last September, is now up for five Critics Choice Awards. The story of the riches-to-rags Rose family is nominated for best comedy series and in acting categories for stars Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Daniel Levy, and Annie Murphy.Other series with five nominations apiece include HBO's "Lovecraft Country," and FX's "Mrs. America" and "What We Do In The Shadows."Two Netflix series lead the pack, with "Ozark" and "The Crown" each up for six awards, including best drama series.Netflix earned the most nominations overall, with a total of 26, followed by HBO/HBO Max with 24.Film nominees for the 26th annual Critics Choice Awards will be revealed on Feb. 7.Taye Diggs will host the live awards ceremony on The CW on March 7. Organizers will announce the format of the show at a later date.This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 18, 2021. The Canadian Press
Facing criticism over efforts to produce citizenship data to comply with an order from President Donald Trump, U.S. Census Bureau director Steven Dillingham said Monday that he planned to resign with the change in presidential administrations. Dillingham said in a statement that he would resign on Wednesday, the day Trump leaves the White House and President-elect Joseph Biden takes office. The Census Bureau director’s plan to resign comes as the statistical agency is in the middle of crunching the numbers for the 2020 census, which will be used to determine how many congressional seats and Electoral College votes each state gets, as well as the distribution of $1.5 trillion in federal spending each year. Last week, Democratic lawmakers called on Dillingham to resign after a watchdog agency said he had set a deadline that pressured statisticians to produce a report on the number of people in the U.S. illegally. Mike Schneider, The Associated Press
TORONTO — Ontario's top doctor says the province must cut its daily COVID-19 case counts to below 1,000 before lockdown measures can be lifted. Dr. David Williams called the goal "achievable" and said the last time the province saw similar daily case counts was late October. Williams says he would also like to see the number of COVID-19 patients in hospital intensive care units drop to 150. The province reported today that 395 people were in hospital intensive care units across Ontario. Williams says the province's daily case rates appear to have plateaued and may have begun to drop. He attributes the change to a provincewide lockdown which came into effect on Boxing Day. Meanwhile, Premier Doug Ford said a new hospital set to open in Vaughan, Ont., will be used to relieve a capacity crunch because of rising COVID-19 rates. Ford said some patients from overcrowded Greater Toronto Area hospitals will be transferred to Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital when it opens on Feb. 7. The hospital will add 35 new critical care beds and 150 medical beds to the province's bed capacity. Health Minister Christine Elliott said some Toronto hospitals are already transferring patients to Kingston, Ont,. and Niagara Region to help ease crowding. The province said that once the COVID-19 capacity pressures have stabilized, the new Vaughan hospital will provide care to patients in York Region as originally planned. The province also said it will spend $125 million to create 500 additional beds to deal with the latest virus surge which it has warned could overwhelm hospitals. Ontario reported 2,578 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday and 24 more deaths linked to the virus. There were 815 new cases in Toronto and 507 in Peel Region, as well as 151 more cases in York and Niagara regions. There were 9,691 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine administered since Ontario's last daily report. The province reported that nearly 40,300 tests were completed since the last daily update. There have been 240,364 cases of the novel coronavirus in Ontario since the pandemic began, and 206,310 cases have been resolved, while 5,433 Ontarians have died from the virus. Ontario's Ministry of Health said 209,788 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. A clinic dedicated to administering vaccines opened in a Toronto convention centre on Monday morning. City officials said the "proof-of-concept" clinic will help Ontario's Ministry of Health test and adjust the setup of immunization clinics in non-hospital settings. The clinic at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, which is in the downtown core, aims to vaccinate 250 people per day, but the city notes that is entirely dependent upon vaccine supply. Pfizer-BioNTech, which manufactures one of the two Health Canada-approved vaccines, announced last week that it's temporarily delaying international shipments of the shots while it upgrades production facilities in Europe. The Ontario government has said that will affect the province's vaccine distribution plan, and some people will see their booster shots delayed by several weeks. The City of Hamilton, meanwhile, said the province has directed it to temporarily cease administering the first dose of both the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines to everyone except residents, staff and essential caregivers at long-term care homes and retirement facilities. A spokeswoman for the Health Minister did not say how many regions of the province had received that directive. This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 18, 2021. The Canadian Press
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NEW YORK, Jan. 18, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rosen Law Firm, a global investor rights law firm, reminds purchasers of the securities of QuantumScape Corporation (NYSE: QS) between November 27, 2020 and December 31, 2020, inclusive (the “Class Period”) of the important March 8, 2021 lead plaintiff deadline in the securities class action. The lawsuit seeks to recover damages for QuantumScape investors under the federal securities laws. To join the QuantumScape class action, go to http://www.rosenlegal.com/cases-register-2017.html or call Phillip Kim, Esq. toll-free at 866-767-3653 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for information on the class action. According to the lawsuit, defendants throughout the Class Period made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (1) QuantumScape’s purported success related to its solid-state battery power, battery life, and energy density were significantly overstated; (2) QuantumScape’s battery technology was not sufficient for electric vehicle performance as it would not be able to withstand the aggressive automotive environment; (3) QuantumScape’s battery technology likely provided no meaningful improvement over existing battery technology; (4) QuantumScape is unlikely to be able to scale its technology to the multi-layer cell necessary to power electric vehicles (5) the successful commercialization of QuantumScape’s battery technology was subject to much more significant risks and uncertainties than defendants had disclosed; and (6) as a result of the foregoing, defendants materially overstated the value and prospects of QuantumScape’s battery technology. When the true details entered the market, the lawsuit claims that investors suffered damages. A class action lawsuit has already been filed. If you wish to serve as lead plaintiff, you must move the Court no later than March 8, 2021. A lead plaintiff is a representative party acting on behalf of other class members in directing the litigation. If you wish to join the litigation, go to http://www.rosenlegal.com/cases-register-2017.html or to discuss your rights or interests regarding this class action, please contact Phillip Kim, Esq. of Rosen Law Firm toll free at 866-767-3653 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. NO CLASS HAS YET BEEN CERTIFIED IN THE ABOVE ACTION. UNTIL A CLASS IS CERTIFIED, YOU ARE NOT REPRESENTED BY COUNSEL UNLESS YOU RETAIN ONE. YOU MAY RETAIN COUNSEL OF YOUR CHOICE. YOU MAY ALSO REMAIN AN ABSENT CLASS MEMBER AND DO NOTHING AT THIS POINT. AN INVESTOR’S ABILITY TO SHARE IN ANY POTENTIAL FUTURE RECOVERY IS NOT DEPENDENT UPON SERVING AS LEAD PLAINTIFF. Follow us for updates on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-rosen-law-firm, on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rosen_firm or on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rosenlawfirm/. Rosen Law Firm represents investors throughout the globe, concentrating its practice in securities class actions and shareholder derivative litigation. Rosen Law Firm was Ranked No. 1 by ISS Securities Class Action Services for number of securities class action settlements in 2017. The firm has been ranked in the top 3 each year since 2013. Rosen Law Firm has achieved the largest ever securities class action settlement against a Chinese Company. Rosen Law Firm’s attorneys are ranked and recognized by numerous independent and respected sources. Rosen Law Firm has secured hundreds of millions of dollars for investors. Attorney Advertising. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. ------------------------------- Contact Information: Laurence Rosen, Esq. Phillip Kim, Esq. The Rosen Law Firm, P.A. 275 Madison Avenue, 40th Floor New York, NY 10016 Tel: (212) 686-1060 Toll Free: (866) 767-3653 Fax: (212) 202-3827 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org www.rosenlegal.com
Throughout many areas of Canada, public health orders have been in place for months, heavily discouraging travel outside of the country as a measure to protect against the spread of COVID-19. A failure to abide by that guideline over the Christmas holiday cost provincial highways minister Joe Hargrave his seat at the province’s cabinet table, while Regina-Wascana Plains MLA and Minister of Corrections and Policing Christine Tell also faced calls for her resignation. Tell missed the ceremony swearing in for new cabinet ministers in November, for what was described at the time as personal reasons. Tell was not made available for interviews on this story, with an executive council spokesperson providing the only comment on the matter. “Minister Tell was in California from Oct. 30 to Nov. 9 to be with a close family member, who was very ill with a non COVID-19 related illness. The Minister followed all public health guidelines, including self-isolating for 14 days upon her return to Canada,” the spokesperson said. While at the time non-essential travel outside if Canada was discouraged, Tell’s trip was completed before the province tightened up COVID-19 public health orders. Hargrave’s reason for leaving the country was different from Tell’s, as he reportedly travelled to southern California long after more stringent public health orders took effect in Saskatchewan. Hargrave said he travelled to arrange for the listing, and later sale, of a property he owned in the Palm Springs area. His actions came at a time when Saskatchewanians were told to avoid family gatherings and non-essential travel over the Christmas holiday. Originally, Hargrave said he had travelled to California to finalize the sale of a personal property, though the provincial NDP pointed out soon after that the property in question was not even listed until Dec. 26, and Hargrave later admitted to “an error in judgment” in travelling to California when he did. In defence of his MLA, Premier Scott Moe told CBC, “There was no rules that were broken by Minister Hargrave in his travel ... It's the perception of that travel during a time when we're asking the people of this province to do so very much over the holiday season that is the issue. So, I think the timing of what's occurring in his personal matters is irrelevant.” After several conversations between Moe and Hargrave, in addition to mounting public embarrassment however, it was decided Hargrave would resign his cabinet portfolios, which also included responsibility for the Water Security Agency. Keith Borkowsky, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Quad Town Forum
A motion by Labour called on the Government to maintain the increase.
He has vowed to "restore the soul of America"
NEW YORK — Elfrid Payton's words at the podium Monday had to be sweet music to the ears of New York Knicks coaches and executives. “We're not satisfied,” Payton said after the Knicks' 91-84 victory over the Orlando Magic on Monday. For a franchise that has spent the most of the last two decades trying to find its way, Payton's outlook may have represented if not an organizational sea change, then certainly a noticeable difference. As did their play. R.J. Barrett scored 22 points and had 10 rebounds, and Julius Randle added 21 points and 17 rebounds to lead the New York to its second straight win. Payton chipped in with 12 points and rookie guard Immanuel Quickley added 11 for the Knicks, who improved to 7-8. “Our group is learning how to win,” Randle said. “I credit that to our coaches.” While the Knicks are taking baby steps forward, the same can't be said of the Magic. They have lost six in a row to drop to 6-8. Nikola Vucevic had 24 points and 14 rebounds for Orlando while Aaron Gordon had 18 points and 17 rebounds and Terrence Ross 19 points. “We gave ourselves a chance but we kind of blew it at the same time,” Ross said. Perhaps the early start -- it was a noon tip-off -- affected both teams. New York led 47-38 after a first half in which the Knicks made only 37% of their shots and Orlando 32%. New York’s lead grew to 68-54 after Obi Toppin’s alley-oop jam one minute into the fourth. The Magic rallied and went ahead 81-80 when Ross’ 28-foot heave beat an expiring shot clock. The lead lasted for all of eight seconds, with Randle tying the game with a free throw. “It's hard to win in this league,” Payton said. On New York’s ensuing possession, Randle hit a floater during a run in which the Knicks scored nine straight points. “We won the game with our fight,” Randle said. TIP-INS Magic: The matinee marked a homecoming of sorts for Cole Anthony, the 15th overall pick in the draft. Anthony, who grew up in New York City and is the son of former Knick and current TNT analyst Greg Anthony, played his first game as a professional at Madison Square Garden. The 20-year-old entered the game averaging 10.4 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.5 assists. He finished with six points, five rebounds and one assist. “I think it’s what he wants,” Orlando coach Steve Clifford said before the game. “He’s a confident young guy. He’s handling it well." Knicks: Fourteen games is a small sample, but New York coach Tom Thibodeau is pleased with the play of third-year forward Kevin Knox. He came into the game shooting 43% and averaging 7.8 points coming off the bench. Knox, whoentered the season shooting 33.7% on 3-pointers, is connecting at 44.2% so far in 2020-21. “I thought when he took good shots, he made them or they were in-and-out,” was how Thibodeau assessed Knox’s improved play. “He’s allowing the game to come to him. He put a lot of time into shooting this summer. He can do more than spot up.” SUCCESS New York improved to 23-12 on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. UP NEXT Magic: Finish a four-game road trip Wednesday at Minnesota. Knicks: Begin a four-game West Coast road trip Thursday at Golden State. ___ More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Denis P. Gorman, The Associated Press
Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh) [India], January 19 (ANI): Lieutenant General CP Mohanty, AVSM, SM, VSM, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief (GOC-in-C), Southern Command arrived in Visakhapatnam on Monday on a two-day visit to the Eastern Naval Command (ENC).
Federal authorities arrested a retired firefighter and a fashion student, both from New York, and a man from Iowa on Monday in the storming of the U.S. Capitol, according to the FBI and court documents. Nicolas Moncada, a 20-year-old student at the Fashion Institute of Technology, was arrested at his home in Staten Island early on Monday, the FBI said. The school shared information with the FBI about a social media post showing him at the Capitol, according to local media reports.
An inquest has been called by the BC Coroners Service into the fatal police shooting of 20-year-old Hudson Brooks, almost six years ago in Surrey, B.C. Brooks was shot nine time by Const. Elizabeth Cucheran in a parking lot adjacent to the District 5 RCMP detachment in south Surrey in the early morning hours of July 18, 2015. A preliminary inquiry heard how Brooks was wearing only boxer shorts as he walked down 152nd Street yelling "kill me," "they're going to kill me" and "sorry, Mom!" When an RCMP officer pulled out of the detachment's parkade to investigate, Brooks began pounding on the vehicle. The officer locked his doors, activated his emergency lights and air horn and called for help over the radio. Cucheran ran out of the detachment in full uniform, armed with her service pistol, baton and pepper spray. Both Cucheran and the other officer on scene say that Brooks, who had consumed large amounts of alcohol and cocaine, didn't appear to have anything in his hands. Brooks moved toward Cucheran, and as she backed away, she fired her pistol several times. As she retreated, she tripped over a ledge and fell, with Brooks falling on top of her. Cucheran also shot herself in the leg during the incident. In December 2017, Cucheran was charged with aggravated assault and assault with a weapon, but the charges were stayed two year later when the Crown said that evidence presented at the preliminary inquiry established that her use of her gun "was entirely reasonable in the circumstances." The coroners inquest begins March 1, 2021. Presiding coroner Lyn Blenkinsop and a jury will hear evidence from witnesses under oath. A coroners inquest can make recommendations aimed at preventing deaths under similar circumstances and does not determine legal responsibility.