Bradley Beal (Washington Wizards) with a 3-pointer vs the Sacramento Kings, 04/14/2021
Bradley Beal (Washington Wizards) with a 3-pointer vs the Sacramento Kings, 04/14/2021
The State Department said Friday it is allowing non-essential diplomats and the families of all American staff at the U.S. Embassy in Kathmandu to leave Nepal at government expense due a surge in coronavirus cases. “On May 7, the Department of State authorized the voluntary departure of family members of U.S. government employees and non-emergency U.S. government employees from Nepal,” the department said.
The Globe and Mail, The Canadian Press and La Presse were the big winners as the 2020 National Newspaper Awards were handed out virtually on Friday night. The Globe took home 10 awards, including top honours in the sustained news coverage category for its work covering the spread of COVID-19 in Canada’s long-term care homes. The Canadian Press won three awards, including top spot in the breaking news category for its coverage of the killing rampage that left 22 people dead in Nova Scotia last spring. La Presse also landed three awards, including the beat reporting and explanatory work categories. Le Devoir and the Toronto Star won two awards apiece. One of the Star’s wins, editorial cartooning, was shared with the Halifax Chronicle Herald. The Saskatoon StarPhoenix and the Kenora Miner and News had one award each. The Globe and Mail’s Tom Cardoso was named journalist of the year for an investigation that exposed systemic bias against Indigenous, Black and female prisoners in Canada’s corrections system. Not surprisingly, coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic dominated the awards this year. Of the 66 finalists, nearly half were nominated for work that related in some way to the pandemic and 10 of the 22 winning entries involved COVID-19 coverage. Geoffrey York of the Globe and Mail won the fifth National Newspaper Award of his career. He was one of five Globe and Mail journalists on a team recognized in the politics category. Another member of that team, Paul Waldie, won his fourth NNA. Erin Anderssen of the Globe and Andrew Vaughan of The Canadian Press also won for the fourth time in their careers. Anderssen won the award for short feature, and Vaughan won the award in the breaking news photo category. This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 7, 2021. The Canadian Press
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India], May 8 (ANI): Amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the Odisha Government on Friday asked the Collectors, Municipal Commissioners, CDM and PHOs and Principal of all medical colleges to increase the frequency of refilling oxygen cylinders.
Confronted with the critical situation in India, the Steelworkers Humanity Fund has provided emergency funds totalling $5,000 to Oxfam-Quebec to strengthen the COVID-19 humanitarian response, and to support economic stimulus.
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Indore (Madhya Pradesh) [India], May 8 (ANI): The health department workers in Indore including the District Health Officer resumed their duties on Friday after calling off their protest against the District Magistrate over his alleged ill-treatment.
PETALING JAYA, Malaysia, May 07, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Toga Limited (OTC: TOGL) understands the importance of wellness. Recognizing this importance, Toga Limited welcomed research on its proprietary technology T-Shield, a Toga Resonance Technology (T-RT). T-RT based applications produce vibrations neutralizing or shielding electric and magnetic (EMF) radiation fields in the environment or the body. The latest research was conducted by the BION Institute on T-Shield, one of the T-RT based applications. Led by Dr. Igor Jerman, an internationally renowned scientist and a pioneer in electromagnetic and bioelectromagnetic therapy, testing demonstrated T-Shield was a protective influence from mobile phone radiation. Testing methods included measurement of various physiological parameters based on heart rhythm, breathing, finger temperature, electrical skin conductance and muscle tension. Testing further demonstrated sufficient statistically significant difference between the group exposed to T-Shield and the control group not exposed to the application. BION Institute has conferred the Certificate of Protective Influence on Human Organism against Mobile Phone Radiation for the T-Shield application. The T-Shield application does not reduce or block EMF from a wireless device, it uses quantum pulses to transform the invisible EMF. Based on the report released on 19 February, T-Shield offers a protective influence on the human body. T-Shield is one of over 40 applications under E. Booster that uses eT-RT technology, which combines T-RT resonance technology and subtle energy, to help enhance the human biological field. The technology features more than 10 international authority certifications along with its own highly authoritative scientific consulting team in the field of energetics or quantum science. Collectively, the renowned experts in their respective fields have conducted more than 30 years of research and clinical trials. Contact: Alexander D. HendersonTOGA LIMITED, 515 S. Flower Street, 18th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90071(949) email@example.com Certain statements in this press release are forward-looking as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Any statements contained herein that are not statements of historical fact (including, but not limited to, statements to the effect that Toga Limited or its management (the “Company”) "anticipates," "plans," "estimates," "expects," or "believes," or the negative of these terms and other similar expressions) should be considered forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, statements regarding the Company's guidance, outlook, growth, opportunities and long-term strategy. These statements involve certain risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from expectations as of the date of this release. These risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, risks associated with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic; the Company's ability to execute on its long-term strategy; the Company's ability to successfully compete in its intensely competitive industry; the Company's ability to manage its growth; the Company's ability to maintain or improve its operating margins; the Company's ability to identify and react to trends in consumer preferences; product supply disruptions; general economic conditions; accounting standard changes; and other factors as set forth from time to time in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including, without limitation, the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. The Company intends these forward-looking statements to speak only as of the time of this Press Release and does not undertake to update or revise them as more information becomes available, except as required by law.
A number of Alberta schools remain open for in-person classes despite an announcement earlier this week that schools across the province would move online. A spokesperson for Education Minister Adriana LaGrange confirmed this week that Hutterite colony and Mennonite schools would remain open. The minister's office says the number of schools using the exemption and continuing to hold in-person classes is not being tracked by the ministry, but said school boards would have that information. The province announced this week kindergarten to Grade 12 students would move to at-home learning until after the May long weekend as part of a series of heightened COVID-19 public health restrictions. COVID-19 protocols still in place LaGrange's press secretary Nicole Sparrow said exceptions have been made to ensure continuity in learning in certain circumstances. Students with disabilities will continue to receive in-person support and pre-kindergarten programs across the province can remain open, she noted. "Hutterite colony and Mennonite schools have also been granted exemptions, as these unique communities lack the technology and equipment required to support online learning," she said. Sparrow said if a COVID-19 case is detected in an open school, school operations will be evaluated by the school authority and Alberta Education. "Staff and students will be expected to follow COVID protocols when working in schools, including those in Mennonite schools and on Hutterite colonies," she said. Sparrow said that Hutterite colony schools were allowed to remain open when Alberta schools moved online earlier in the pandemic. Since then, the province received feedback from divisions with Mennonite communities who said that option would be helpful to them as well. As of November 2020, Sparrow said there were 3,662 Hutterite students in 194 Alberta schools. So far this year, she said 32 out of 58 Mennonite schools have provided data for the current school year, and that there are 3,556 students enrolled in those schools. She said that a school has to demonstrate that a large proportion of its students are Mennonite to be considered. The minister's office said it expected most schools eligible for the exemption would take it. Northern schools stay open Several schools in the Fort Vermilion School Division in northwest Alberta will be able to remain open for in-person classes. The public school division notes on its website that the region is home to a Mennonite population, but also Beaver, Dene and Cree First Nations. The division's schools staying open for in-person classes include: Ridgeview Central School La Crete Public School Blue Hills Community School Buffalo Head Prairie School Hill Crest Community School Sandhills Elementary School Spokesperson Bill Schnarr said the division had already set up a new at-home learning school at the beginning of the school year, and that it offers other online and homeschooling options for families. Asked about accommodations for teachers and school staff concerned about COVID-19, he said "they will be working according [to] where the children are." Schnarr also addressed a letter that had circulated on social media this week in which Ridgeview Central School's acting principal announced that the Grade 4 to 6 school in La Crete would stay open in-person and directed parents and guardians not to post about it on social media. He described it as a misunderstanding. "We had intended for the parents to be contacted by phone and asked not to contact parents by social media. Due to the wording of the letter, however, we understand how it could be misinterpreted to be conspiratorial. That was definitely not our intent," he said.
Armed groups in Tripoli on Friday stormed a hotel where Libya's new Presidency Council meets, the council's spokeswoman said in a social media post, underscoring the continued risks to the unity government. Unverified images on social media showed armed, uniformed men standing at the entrance to the Corinthia Hotel, but Presidency Council spokeswoman Najwa Wahiba said nobody from the council was in the building. The groups have voiced anger at the Government of National Unity's Foreign Minister, Najla el-Mangoush.
Lloyd Price, the ‘50s R&B vocalist whose early singles were among the first to attract attention from the nascent rock ‘n’ roll audience, died Thursday. He was 88. Maxwell Entertainment owner Rickey Poppell posted the news on Facebook, saying, “My friend and Lloyd Price’s manager, Tom Trapani, just called to let me know that our […]
LOS ANGELES — Aubrey Plaza has married her longtime boyfriend, director and screenwriter Jeff Baena. The “Parks and Recreation” actor called Baena “my husband” for the first time publicly Friday in an Instagram post. Her publicist confirmed the two had married but gave no details. Plaza, 36, and Baena, 43, have been a couple for about a decade. She has appeared in two of his films, 2014's “Life After Beth” and 2017's “The Little Hours,” and is slated to appear in his forthcoming “Spin Me Round,” which was the subject of her Instagram post. “So proud of my darling husband @jeffbaena for dreaming up another film that takes us to italia to cause some more trouble,” Plaza said alongside a photo of the couple. She also appears in the new Showtime anthology series “Cinema Toast,” which he created. Plaza is best known for playing April Ludgate from 2009 to 2015 on the NBC comedy series “Parks and Recreation.” In addition to his films with Plaza, Baena directed the 2020 Netflix drama “Horse Girl” with Alison Brie, who also co-wrote “Spin Me Round” with Baena and will co-star with Plaza. The Associated Press
Narendra Modi's carefully crafted image has taken a hit as India reels from a punishing Covid wave.
The Japanese government has formally extended the state of emergency in Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and Hyogo Prefecture, which was originally scheduled to end on May 11, until the end of the month. It has also added Aichi and Fukuoka prefectures to the SoE list. This is the third such state of emergency announcement since the […]
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Nicola Sturgeon has said the chances of an SNP majority at Holyrood hang “in the balance” as early results saw her party pick up a number of seats. Ms Sturgeon - who is on course to remain as first minister after the first day of vote counting - warned Boris Johnson that if most Scottish parliament seats are held by parties in favour of another independence vote, “that has to be respected”. As the first round of vote tallying drew to a close Ms Sturgeon’s party won 39 of the 48 declared seats so far - and were the only party to make gains on their rivals as they picked up three additional seats.
The White House on Friday released its first batch of records disclosing visits by official guests, returning to a practice set by the Obama administration but ditched by Donald Trump. The White House disclosed 400 visits during President Joe Biden’s first 12 days in office. The White House typically sees hundreds of visitors each day, but the pandemic has slowed those visits dramatically, the records show.
Celebrities are taking to social media to express their outrage and support of the ongoing demonstrations in Colombia.
If all goes well, middle infielder Jazz Chisholm Jr. and catcher Jorge Alfaro could return to the Miami Marlins’ active roster by next weekend. Star pitching prospect Sixto Sanchez, meanwhile, is at least another month away.