Tottenham take on Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final on Sunday, as the two clubs battle it out at Wembley for the first silverware of the domestic season.
Tottenham take on Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final on Sunday, as the two clubs battle it out at Wembley for the first silverware of the domestic season.
A woman who was shot in Times Square during a Mother’s Day trip to New York City with her family said that she prayed that her wound would not be fatal. “I was literally screaming on the floor, ‘I don’t want to die, I don’t want to die, I have a 2-year-old,’” Wendy Magrinat, a 23-year-old Rhode Island resident, told the Daily News. Magrinat was one of three bystanders hit by bullets shortly before 5 p.m. Saturday near West 44th Street and Seventh Avenue.
The Guardian view on online abuse of female journalists: a problem for allThe UN’s warning about a tide of misogynistic hate needs urgent attention ‘At one point, journalist Maria Ressa, was receiving 90 hate messages an hour on Facebook alone.’ Photograph: Bullit Marquez/AP
The Sabres were so confident they had moved forward corner from their miserable past, the team’s marketing department included owner Terry Pegula’s hopeful comments in a televised feature on how Buffalo landed Taylor Hall in free agency in October. “We sign this guy,” Pegula was overheard saying during a closed-door meeting with general manager Kevyn Adams, “we’re not only trying to make the playoffs, we’re trying to win the Cup.” Instead, the Sabres tied the NHL record by missing the playoffs for the 10th straight season.
American midfielder Brandon Aaronson had his first two-goal game for Red Bull Salzburg in a 3-1 win at Sturm Graz on Sunday that moved his team to the verge of its eighth straight Austrian Bundesliga title. Aaronson, a 20-year-old from Medford, New Jersey, has five goals in 17 league matches for Salzburg and six in all competitions since he transferred from Major League Soccer's Philadelphia in January. Otar Kiteishvili tied the score in the 56th, and Aaronson put Salzburg back ahead in the 78th with a 23-yard right-foot shot.
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Ellen White’s volley ensures Manchester City finish WSL with win at West Ham Ellen White is congratulated after scoring Manchester City’s winner. Photograph: Marc Atkins/Getty Images
The pandemic is easing, but there’s still uncertainty about when and where to wear protective masks. Dr. Anthony Fauci once again stepped into the breach on Sunday’s Meet The Press on NBC, claiming mask-wearing could eventually become “seasonal.” Fauci said Americans have gotten used to wearing face coverings, which he said “diminishes respiratory diseases.” The […]
Opinion surveys have shown that most Japanese oppose holding the Games this summer due to worries about the coronavirus, and Tokyo itself is currently under a state of emergency to tame a rise in infections. Osaka, the world number two women's tennis player and one of Japan's top athletes, said staging the Games should remain a topic of discussion as long as the subject was "making people very uncomfortable". "Of course I want the Olympics to happen, but I think there's so much important stuff going on, especially the past year," she told a news conference ahead of the Italian Open.
TORONTO — Pam Parks says she has a routine to pick herself up before she starts every one of her 12-hour hospital shifts these days. The registered practical nurse drives the five minutes to work at an Oshawa, Ont., hospital with her car radio turned up and sings along in a bid to lift her spirits. She tries to take her mind, ever so briefly, off the stress, uncertainty and large workload that awaits her in the emergency room that day, as the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic rages. Even after 33 years in the profession, Parks said the pandemic has opened her eyes to the fragility of our health care system and the distress both she and her fellow nurses feel. "I get into the parking lot and sit, and regroup," she said, acknowledging that some days its hard to go into work. "I hope that today will be a better day than it was yesterday," she said she tells herself. "I hope for a better day for everyone." Parks is not alone in her struggles to cope according to a new survey conducted by Oraclepoll Research for the Canadian Union of Public Employees and a separate survey conducted by the Service Employees International Union. Both polls are being released by the unions Sunday. The Oraclepoll of 2,600 registered practical nurses that belong to CUPE across the province shows that more than half of those surveyed said they were coping "poorly" or "extremely poorly" at work over the past year of the pandemic. Just over 80 per cent reported that their workload had "increased a lot", and 86 per cent said they believe the potential for medical errors has increased over the past 12 months. Over 90 per cent are worried about bringing COVID-19 home to their families, and 70 per cent reported facing increased violence from patients and their families. It has all led 30 per cent of the workers surveyed to consider leaving the profession, the poll shows. A study of over 550 registered practical nurses conducted by the Service Employees International Union reflects similar levels of burn out. The internal research by the union finds that 94 per cent of RPNs experience working short regularly, and 72 per cent believe staffing insufficient. Parks said the pandemic is having a profound effect on morale, and she's seeing it play out every shift. Nurses who were already working short in many instances are now taking on additional duties to help connect families barred from hospitals because of COVID-19 restrictions, she said. "We, as nurses, we're not only now looking after patients health care, but we're also their support service," Parks said. "We're holding their hands and watching some who are at their last stage of life, trying to make sure they're not alone." Ashley MacRae, an RPN at hospital in Thunder Bay, Ont., said the survey results ring true to her. "When you're giving everything you can, and it's not enough anymore, it's exhausting," she said. "I just feel like when I talk to my co-workers, they're burned out, they're done." MacRae said registered practical nurses are making less than their registered nurse colleagues, and with the extreme workload and stress, many are looking for other jobs. She also worries that trauma experienced by RPNs during the pandemic will be felt for years, as they struggle with their mental health. "A lot of the nurses I don't think will ever recover from seeing all of the loss and having to move on to the next loss and having to move on to the next patient and having to continue going on," she said. The president of CUPE's Ontario Council of Hospital Unions said the government must address the rising stress on nurses, offer them further mental health supports and increase wages to help with workforce retention. Michael Hurley said RPNs are working at understaffed facilities, extended shifts, are subject to redeployment, mandatory overtime and most have not had a vacation since the start of the pandemic. "How long can you expect people to be strong? How long can you expect them to be able to stand up to this?" he said. "They are trying to make sure that people get the care they need during COVID. All of this adds up to enormous pressure on individuals." Jackie Walker, with SEIU, said that union is asking the province and hospitals who employ RPNs to offer them more support. "A really meaningful intervention needs to be taken by our provincial government and by employers to support RPNs financially, with their emotional and mental health," she said. Last spring, Premier Doug Ford announced a pandemic pay premium as a way of recognizing the sacrifices essential workers make as they fight the spread of COVID-19. It included a $4 hourly raise over a four month period and a monthly bonus of $250 if they work more than 100 hours in a month. Registered practical nurses were included in that program, along with 350,000 workers who were eligible for the pay premium. A statement from a spokeswoman for the health minister pointed to previously announced government supports, including the pandemic pay bump and recruitment efforts, and said the province is working with hospitals on mental health supports for workers. "Our government values the contributions of Ontario’s nurses, who provide patients with timely, safe and equitable access to high quality care," Alexandra Hilkene said. Oraclepoll Research says its telephone survey was conducted from March 29 to April 3, and has a margin of error of 1.6 per cent, 19 times out of 20. This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 9, 2021. Shawn Jeffords, The Canadian Press
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OTTAWA — The Royal Canadian Air Force is hoping Canada will open its doors to military pilots from other countries as it seeks to address a longstanding shortage of experienced aviators. In an interview with The Canadian Press, RCAF commander Lt.-Gen. Al Meinzinger says the military is working with Canada's immigration department to streamline the enrolment of pilots from overseas. The move comes amid some signs of progress in the military's search for more pilots to fly the air force's helicopters and planes. Part of that success has come from a reorganization designed to keep pilots in cockpits rather than behind desks. Yet Meinzinger says about 10 per cent of the air force's 1,500 pilot positions remain unfilled, even as COVID-19 has restricted recruitment and training efforts across much of the military. And while there had been hopes that some former air force pilots laid off by commercial airlines due to the pandemic would flock to the military, Meinzinger says only about 15 have made the jump. This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 9, 2021. The Canadian Press
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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy officially supports ousting Liz Cheney as GOP conference chair and replacing her with Elise Stefanik. The Republican lawmaker was asked directly by Fox New host Maria Bartiromo on Sunday whether he supports Ms Stefanik for the third-ranking Republican role in the House of Representatives. It marks the first time he has publicly supported Ms Stefanik for the position, after he reportedly was caught on a hot mic telling Fox & Friends that he “lost confidence” in Ms Cheney and has “had it with her” following Ms Cheney’s criticisms of her party’s embrace of Donald Trump’s “stolen” election myth.
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ROME — Felix Auger-Aliassime is heading to the second round of the Italian Open, while fellow Canadian Bianca Andreescu has withdrawn. Auger-Aliassime, from Montreal, exacted some revenge on Serbia's Filip Krajinovic with a 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-4 win Sunday. Krajinovic defeated Auger-Aliassime in the first round of the ATP Tour Masters 1000 clay-court event last year. Andreescu, the sixth seed on the women's side, was scheduled to return after retiring from the final of Miami Open with a foot injury last month, then testing positive for COVID-19. However, she said in a post on Instagram that she may have to isolate again if she travels to Italy. "Although I have tested negative following my isolation period in Madrid and having been back in full training the last few days, the Italian government rules put me at risk of being isolated again if I travel to Italy," Andreescu wrote. "So unfortunately I have to withdraw from the Italian Open this year." Sunday marked Auger-Aliassime's first win in three attempts against Krajinovic. Auger-Aliassime, ranked 20th in the world, broke the 36th-ranked Krajinovic in the final game to finish off a match that lasted just over two hours 45 minutes. The Canadian was better on first serve, earning 71 per cent of points when he got it in as compared to 60 per cent for Krajinovic. Auger-Aliassime was coming off a straight-sets loss to Norway's Casper Ruud in last week's ATP Tour Masters 1000 stop in Madrid. Auger-Aliassime will face No. 8 seed Diego Schwartzman of Argentina in the second round. Schwartzman won their only previous meeting in three sets last year on an indoor hard-court in Cologne, Germany. No. 13 seed Denis Shapovalov of Richmond Hill, Ont., is the only other Canadian in the men's singles draw. He will face a qualifier in the first round. This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 9, 2021. The Canadian Press
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WILMINGTON, Del. — Among the moneyed du Ponts, who preferred the privacy of their elegant homes and the offices and plants of the chemical company that bore their name, Pierre S. “Pete” du Pont IV was a bit of a rebel. Du Pont, who died Saturday at age 86 after a long illness, according to his former chief of staff, broke with family tradition by leaving the family business for a career in law and politics. That led du Pont to multiple elected offices and an unsuccessful bid in the 1987-88 Republican presidential primary race. The du Ponts, big-money establishment industrialists, were among the nation’s wealthiest families. That wasn’t a problem for du Pont when he ran for statewide office in Delaware. After one term in the Delaware state House and three terms in Congress, du Pont was elected governor in 1976 and set about working to restore the state’s financial stability. However, his elite background turned out to be a problem for him in his race for national office. “I was born with a well-known name and genuine opportunity. I hope I have lived up to both,” du Pont said in announcing his longshot presidential bid in September 1986. As a little-known governor of a small state, du Pont had to distinguish himself from the rest of the Republican field - including Vice-President George Bush and Sen. Bob Dole. He did that by questioning sacrosanct social programs that his better-known rivals feared to address, such as doing away with farm subsidiaries. Some of his positions were more conservative than those taken by then-President Ronald Reagan, including mandatory drug testing of high school students. Du Pont insisted his was a candidacy of ideas, and he offered no apologies, even after Bush dismissed as “nutty” du Pont’s idea to create another form of Social Security modeled on private IRA accounts. The idea later became a mainstream Republican proposal. So did another one, school choice. “Before you run for president, you ought to decide why you want to be president and what you do if you get there,” du Pont once said. “The only thing that would be worth being in that job is to try to change the things that need to be changed.” But du Pont’s February 1988 withdrawal became inevitable after his poor showings in the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary. During an appearance at the Hotel du Pont in downtown Wilmington, where du Pont announced he was abandoning his campaign for president, he praised an electoral process that gave a shot at the White House to a former small-state governor with unorthodox ideas. “You’ve given me the opportunity of a lifetime. You listened, you considered and you chose. I could not have asked for any more,” du Pont said. “For in America, we do not promise that everyone wins, only that everyone gets a chance to try.” Pierre du Pont IV was born Jan. 22, 1935, in Delaware. After attending Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire, he graduated from Princeton University in 1956 with an engineering degree. Following a four-year stint in the Navy, he obtained a law degree from Harvard University in 1963. He joined the Du Pont Company, where he held several positions, resigning as a quality control supervisor in 1968 to begin his political career. He left a firm imprint on the government of his native state. After running unopposed for a state House seat in 1968, du Pont immediately set his sights on Congress, running as a fiscal conservative and winning the first of three terms in 1970. As governor, du Pont fought successfully to restore financial integrity to a state he had declared “bankrupt” shortly after his 1977 inauguration. He presided over two income tax cuts; constitutional amendments restricting state spending and requiring three-fifths votes in the legislature to raise taxes; and establishment of an independent revenue forecasting panel. After a rocky start with Democratic legislators, including an embarrassing override of a 1977 budget veto, du Pont forged successful relationships with lawmakers from both parties to tackle thorny issues including prison overcrowding and corruption and school desegregation. He was re-elected in a landslide in 1980, winning a record 71 per cent of the vote and becoming the first two-term governor in Delaware in 20 years. In his second term, du Pont signed landmark legislation that loosened Delaware’s banking laws, including removing the cap on interest rates that banks could charge customers. The Financial Center Development Act made Delaware a haven for some of the country’s largest credit card issuers. Under du Pont’s leadership, Delaware also established a non-profit employment counselling and job placement program for Delaware high school seniors not bound for college. It served as the model for a national program adopted by several other states. Du Pont is survived by his wife of over 60 years, the former Elise R. Wood; a daughter and three sons; and 10 grandchildren. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, a memorial service will be held at a later date, according to Bob Perkins, his former chief of staff. The Associated Press