Cody Zeller (Charlotte Hornets) with a dunk vs the Phoenix Suns, 02/24/2021
Cody Zeller (Charlotte Hornets) with a dunk vs the Phoenix Suns, 02/24/2021
Canada's chief public health officer says the country is nearing the peak of the second wave of COVID-19, as several provinces are struggling to contain new outbreaks. Dr. Theresa Tam's statement comes as Ontario reported a record 4,456 cases of COVID-19 today. Tam says intensive care admissions across the country increased by 23 per cent over the last seven days compared to the week before, which is putting strain on the health system. She says COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations are increasingly impacting younger people and says there's been a jump in the number of hospitalizations among those 40 to 59 years old. A hospital at the centre of an outbreak in northwestern New Brunswick is among those facing strain, with seven of its nine intensive care beds filled with patients fighting COVID-19. And authorities in Quebec are tightening the curfew in the Montreal and Laval areas to 8 p.m. from 9:30 as of this evening as the province grapples with a rise in cases. This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 11, 2020 The Canadian Press
The number of counties with unfilled vaccine appointments at chain retailers Walmart, CVS and Rite Aid grew about 60% this week over last week.
Millions of Americans now qualify for policies at less than $50 a month: federal data
Here's why Fortis (TSX:FTS)(NYSE:FTS) remains a top "forever" pick long-term investors should consider adding right now. The post Why Fortis Stock Remains a Top Buy Today for Long-term Investors appeared first on The Motley Fool Canada.
Los Angeles Angels outfielder Dexter Fowler has a torn ACL in his left knee that requires season-ending surgery. “Comeback season has commenced,” Fowler said Sunday. Fowler was hurt when he took an awkward step on second base in Friday night’s game against Toronto.
The second night of the BAFTAs, featuring the main film prizes, will soon be underway. Please check this page for live updates of the winners and commentary about the awards. The 2021 event marks a historic turning point for the BAFTAs. They are the first edition to take place since the organization’s groundbreaking diversity review, […]
At least four people were found dead on a migrant boat off the Canary Island of El Hierro on Sunday, the Spanish Red Cross said. The vessel was spotted by a fishing boat around 120 miles (193 km) to the south of El Hierro, one of the smallest of the Canary Islands, according to local media. A rescue operation was underway on Sunday afternoon, with three helicopters deployed to airlift the injured to safety.
Katie Ledecky won the 1,500-meter freestyle at the Pro Swim Series meet with the world’s fastest time this year. Ashley Twichell finished second in 16:06.68. Ledecky’s time was 17 seconds quicker than the second-fastest swimmer, Simona Quadarella who swam 15:57.03 at the recent Italian Olympic trials.
MONTREAL — One person was found dead and seven were taken to hospital after a five-alarm fire swept through a low-income seniors housing complex in Montreal Sunday morning. Antoine Ortuso of the Urgences-Sante ambulance service said the death was declared at the scene, but the cause had not yet been established. He says seven people were taken to hospital for smoke inhalation and other medical problems while five more were treated at the site. Urgences-Sante said it received a call at about 9:20 a.m. and sent five ambulances to the building southwest of the downtown core. The address of the building is listed on a Montreal government website as a 105-unit building that houses low-income seniors. Premier Francois Legault tweeted his condolences to the family of the victim, and added that the ministers in charge of seniors and of housing would work to find new homes for the residents. Dominique Anglade, the head of the provincial Liberal party and legislature member for the riding, also expressed sadness at the event. "This morning, a person died in the fire that raged in my riding," she wrote on Twitter. "My condolences to the loved ones but also to the residents who are especially shaken by what is happening." The fire department first tweeted about the blaze shortly after 9 a.m., asking people to avoid the area. Images from the scene showed firefighters using ladders to evacuate the residents from their balconies as smoke rose from the building. Firefighters posted again about three hours after the initial message to say the fire had been controlled. A spokeperson for Montreal police said the force would likely be called to investigate the death after the firefighters' work is complete, but as of early Sunday afternoon had not yet received the call. This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 11, 2021 Morgan Lowrie, The Canadian Press
Kid Cudi paid tribute to late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain during his “Saturday Night Live” performances, rocking a fuzzy green cardigan and floral dress in true “Come As You Are” spirit. Cudi first performed his song “Tequila Shots” and donned a green cardigan reminiscent of the one Cobain wore during Nirvana’s famous 1993 MTV Unplugged […]
The active COVID-19 cases in India breached the 11 lakh mark for the first time after a record high of 1.52 lakh new infections while a massive vaccination push, dubbed by PM Narendra Modi as the beginning of another major war against the virus, was launched on Sunday
DORTMUND, Germany — Borussia Dortmund's sporting director is planning to keep Norway striker Erling Haaland at the club next season despite interest from Europe's biggest clubs. The 20-year-old Norwegian has scored 33 goals in 34 games across all competitions this season. Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola praised Haaland as “a fantastic striker” on Monday and Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has classified him alongside Kylian Mbappé as “players of the present and future." “I like to stick to how the contractual basis looks and how direct conversations have gone within the last week,” Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc said in an interview shown by German broadcaster ARD on Sunday. “We have a really clear plan to go into the new season with Erling.” Haaland is under contract with Dortmund until 2024. His transfer fee and wage costs would be out of reach for all but Europe's very richest clubs, especially after the coronavirus pandemic squeezed soccer finances around the continent. Haaland and Dortmund's next game is against City in the Champions League quarterfinals on Wednesday. City has a 2-1 lead from the first leg. ___ More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/hub/soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The Associated Press
MIAMI, FL / ACCESSWIRE / April 11, 2021 / The combat sports world is about to go bananas. There is a new media contender stepping into the ring, and their name is Fight Bananas.
MONTREAL — The Montreal Canadiens have bolstered their blue-line depth ahead of the NHL trade deadline. The club acquired veteran defenceman Jon Merrill from the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday for a fifth-round draft pick in 2021 and minor-league forward Hayden Verbeek. Merrill appeared in 36 games with the Red Wings in 2020-21, picking up five assists while averaging nearly 20 minutes of ice time. The 29-year-old from Oklahoma City has 12 goals and 66 points in 392 career regular-season games with the New Jersey Devils, Vegas Golden Knights and Red Wings since making his NHL debut in 2013-14. The league's trade deadline is set for Monday at 3 p.m. ET. Merrill was selected 38th overall by the Devils in the 2010 NHL draft. Verbeek, 23, had one goal and two assists with Laval Rocket of the American Hockey League this season. The pick heading to Detroit in the trade previously belonged to the Ottawa Senators. This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 11, 2021. The Canadian Press
If you’re reading this on the TechCrunch site, you can get this in your inbox from the newsletter page, and follow my tweets @lucasmtny. If you successfully avoided all mentions of NFTs until now, I congratulate you, because it certainly does seem like the broader NFT market is seeing some major pullback after a very frothy February and March. You'll still be seeing plenty of late-to-the-game C-list celebrities debuting NFT art in the coming weeks, but a more sober pullback in prices will probably give some of the NFT platforms that are serious about longevity a better chance to focus on the future and find out how they truly matter.
The funeral of the prince, who died Friday at age 99, will take place Saturday, April 17, at Windsor Castle with Prince Harry in attendance.
"For us, it's a case. It's a cause. It's a hashtag," Crump told Reuters. "For them ... it's their family. This is their blood."Floyd, a 46-year-old African American, died after Chauvin, who is white, kneeled on his neck for more than nine minutes. His death, captured on bystander video, sparked worldwide protests over racism and police brutality.Chauvin, who faces up to 40 years in prison on murder and manslaughter charges, has pleaded not guilty.The case is familiar terrain for Crump, who is frequently called upon to represent the families of slain African Americans in civil lawsuits, including Trayvon Martin, a teen shot dead in 2013 by a neighborhood watchman, and Breonna Taylor, who died during a botched police raid.Crump, 51, who grew up in rural North Carolina and attended segregated schools for most of elementary school, sees his role as a civil rights advocate who keeps media attention on Black victims who otherwise might not receive "full justice" under the U.S. Constitution.Grand juries rarely indict police officers for killing a suspect in the line of duty in the United States, particularly when the victim is Black, according to legal experts."What we're doing is continuing to make the arguments in the court of public opinion," said Crump. "The court of law is not very kind to marginalized minorities."With that in mind, Crump often resorts to civil litigation.It was Crump who helped the Floyd family sue the city of Minneapolis, resulting in a $27 million settlement that he has called the largest pre-trial settlement of a wrongful death lawsuit in U.S. history.The settlement, coming two weeks before the trial opened, came under criticism for its potential influence on jurors being selected for the criminal trial, including from the judge who called it "unfortunate."Crump dismissed the criticism, saying that white families frequently receive civil settlements before criminal "justice" in similar cases.
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A severe thunderstorm brought down a torrent of hailstones on Winter Park, Florida, on Sunday, April 11.The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a severe thunderstorm warning for several central Florida cities, including Orlando, Winter Park, and Kissimmee. The NWS warned of hail and wind gusts up to 70 mph.Gary Schwartz said he filmed this footage of hail pelting cars outside his home in Winter Park on Sunday. Credit: Gary Schwartz via Storyful
Mason Greenwood seals Manchester United’s comeback at Tottenham