Brad Wanamaker (Golden State Warriors) with a 2-pointer vs the Los Angeles Lakers, 01/18/2021
Brad Wanamaker (Golden State Warriors) with a 2-pointer vs the Los Angeles Lakers, 01/18/2021
The U.S. dollar held gains Thursday after rebounding overnight from three-year lows following a spike in U.S. bond yields. The yen, which tends to weaken when U.S. yields rise, slid to a fresh six-month low versus the greenback. Government bonds, and particularly U.S. Treasuries, have become the focal point of markets globally, which have aggressively moved to price in earlier monetary tightening than signalled by the Federal Reserve and its peers.
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Progressives who have been pushing for the $15 minimum wage viewed the COVID relief bill as their best chance to raise pay for working-class Americans
Labor flags policy to boost jobseeker but backs away from promise to specify figureLabor supports Coalition’s proposed $3.57 a day raise, but may not announce target for further lift before the election Labor’s shadow minister for families and social services Linda Burney refused to commit to a larger jobseeker increase. Photograph: Joel Carrett/AAP
Olympia Financial Group Inc. ("Olympia") (TSX: OLY) today announces its operating and financial results for the year ended December 31, 2020.
NEW YORK — Costco will increase its starting wage to $16 an hour, surpassing most of its main competitors. Costco CEO Craig Jelinek announced the increase Thursday at a Senate Budget Committee hearing, led by Sen. Bernie Sanders, to examine wages at major companies. Jelinek said the starting wage for Costco employees would rise to $16 next week, up from $15 the company instituted two year ago. The starting wage scale puts Costco above competitors, including Amazon, Target and Best Buy, which have $15 minimum wages. Walmart's starting pay is $11 an hour. Jelinek saying the higher pay would bolster worker retention and productivity. “I want to note: this isn’t altruism," Jelinek said. “At Costco, we know that paying employees good wages and providing affordable benefits makes sense for our business and constitutes a significant competitive advantage for us.” Workers from Walmart and McDonald's testified at the hearing to demand those companies raise their minimum pay. The federal minimum wage is currently $7.25. Democrats are trying to push through a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill that would include a provision hiking the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour over five years, a policy strongly opposed by Republicans. That effort suffered a serious blow Thursday when the Senate parliamentarian decided the minimum wage provision must be dropped from the bill, according to Democratic Senate aides, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the decision hadn't been released. A growing number of states have already raised the minimum wage to $15 an hour. Costco's announcement also comes as labour groups are demanding hazard pay for grocery and other essential works, which some companies offered at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic and later ended. Costco has continued to pay a $2 hourly premium to its hourly workers since March. Jelinek said Costco would end the premium as the one-year mark approaches but would convert some of it through increases in wages across pay scales. Costco has 180,000 employees in the U.S. Jelinek said more than half make $25 an hour or more. Alexandra Olson, The Associated Press
The United States launched airstrikes in Syria on Thursday, targeting facilities near the Iraqi border used by Iranian-backed militia groups.
CLEVELAND — Trying to strengthen the strained relationship between the community and city police, the Cavaliers hosted dozens of area youth for what the NBA team — in its partnership with the Browns and Indians — hopes leads to permanent change. Cleveland's three professional teams formed their unique alliance last year to make a larger social impact in Northeast Ohio and Thursday's event at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse focused on creating dialogue between police officers and youngsters aged 14 to 20. “We want to have some hard, open and frank conversations," Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams told the group in the alliance's kickoff to “Conversations for Change.” After a welcoming video from Indians president of baseball operations Chris Antonetti and introduction, the students and officers were asked questions and told to stand when it applied to their lives. Soon, they were standing side by side with the exercise designed to shown their commonality and not differences. They were then shown a music video by rapper Lil Baby, whose song “The Bigger Picture,” was written following the death of George Floyd, a black man who died while being detained by Minneapolis police — a killing that triggered protests across the country and outrage around the world. The images of last summer's unrest flashed across the arena's giant scoreboard, which on most nights shows game highlights. Following the video, the students and officers broke into smaller groups for 30 minutes to discuss the video and come up with ideas to help bridge the gap between them. Williams identifies with the kids. He grew up poor in a single-parent home in Cleveland and understands their struggles and frustrations. He knows the first step toward creating trust with the police is by showing how much they are the same. “I know a lot of what happens in our city because I've lived it, and I still live here," he said. So for kids to actually see, ‘Oh, yeah, I went hungry before, too. Oh, yeah, I’ve been afraid to walk to school before, too.' All those same things you guys are going through, we've been through. We've been there." Following the breakout sessions, one person from each of the groups presented recommendations. They included: better engagement from police, communication and accountability. One speaker suggested the possibility of holding an event just to get to know the officers on a more personal level. “We need to get to know their hearts,” she said. Cavaliers coach J.B. Bickerstaff joined the event via Zoom and said he's had numerous conversations with Williams to educate himself on the city's struggles — and on ways to help. He urged the students to be active and not to be discouraged. “Don't stop,” he said. “Keep going. Keep pushing through it. What you are fighting for is the right thing.” ___ More AP NBA coverage: https://apnews.com/hub/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Tom Withers, The Associated Press
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Ronald Pickup, the British actor best known for his roles in “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” films and “The Crown,” died on Feb. 24. He was 80. Pickup’s agent said he “passed away peacefully yesterday after a long illness surrounded by his wife and family,” per the BBC. “He will be deeply missed.” Born on June […]
VICTORIA — Police in Victoria are asking for help from the public who may know something about the beheading of a royal statue and a recent rash of graffiti in the city. There were numerous acts of spray-paint vandalism on Tuesday which targeted businesses and public and city-owned property. Police say in a statement that the graffiti specifically references Beacon Hill Park, the site of a long-running tent encampment. They're also asking for help recovering the head removed from a statue of the Queen located in the same park. Officers were called to the area near the park's petting zoo on Wednesday for reports of the damaged statue. Despite both being acts of vandalism, police say the two incidents have not been linked. This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 25, 2021. The Canadian Press
This absurd dunk resembled Dwight Howard's 2008 "Superman" cram, but this maniac was flying downhill on ice with blades strapped to his feet.
(Janet Dwyer - image credit) Lou Lynn, artist and sculptor based in the Slocan Valley of B.C.'s West Kootenay region, has won the Saidye Bronfman Award, as part of this year's Governor General's Awards in Visual and Media Arts. The $25,000 Saidye Bronfman Award was created in 1977 by Canada's Bronfman Family and became a Governor General's award in 2007. Lynn lives and runs a studio in Winlaw, a small community of 400 residents about a 40-minute drive northwest of Nelson, B.C. Educated in the Pilchuck Glass School in Seattle, the Kootenay-based artist enjoys combining glass and metals in her artwork. In 2016, she held a two-month exhibition at Nelson's Touchstones Museum of Art and History, showcasing artworks made of bronze and glass inspired by buttons and kitchen utensils. Using glass and bronze, Lynn also casts kitchen and home utensils that, once found in all homes, are now obscure. "It makes us think about our histories as makers and about the hand, mind and body working in concert to create beautiful and functional objects that enrich our world," say Craft Council of British Columbia's executive director Raine Mckay and artist Amy Gogarty — who jointly nominated Lynn for the award — in a written statement Tuesday. Lynn says the COVID-19 pandemic has posed tremendous challenges to artists. "I slowly saw myself and then a number of my peers' opportunities started drying up," she said Wednesday to Chris Walker, the host of CBC's Daybreak South. "It was a difficult time to be productive [as an artist] because this pandemic is all consuming." Lynn previously taught professional practices in the art industry with the Kootenay School of Arts in Nelson for 14 years. She has delivered over 80 workshops across Canada teaching artists how to sell their works. "Artists actually can do business and they need to do business," she said. Lou Lynn said she enjoys combining glass and metals in her artwork. In 2016, she held a two-month exhibition at Nelson’s Touchstones Museum of Art and History, showcasing artworks of bronze and glass inspired by buttons and kitchen utensils. Lynn says she hopes artists could receive more support from local communities during the pandemic. "People are going out of the way to try and support the small businesses, and I would hope that it's the case with artists as well," she said. Besides the Saidye Bronfman Award, the Governor General's Awards in Visual and Media Arts include six Artistic Achievement Awards and an Outstanding Contribution Award. Tahltan-Tlingit master carver Dempsey Bob, based in Terrace, is one of the two B.C. recipients of the Governor General's awards. He won the Artistic Achievement Award. The Governor General's Awards in Visual and Media Arts were created in 1999 by then governor general Adrienne Clarkson and the Canada Council for the Arts. Each winner will receive a $25,000 prize. Tap the link below to hear Lou Lynn's interview on Daybreak South:
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