Damyean Dotson (Cleveland Cavaliers) with a deep 3 vs the Phoenix Suns, 05/04/2021
Damyean Dotson (Cleveland Cavaliers) with a deep 3 vs the Phoenix Suns, 05/04/2021
Adam Brooks resigns from Tasmanian parliament as he faces charges over fake licences and firemThe newly elected Tasmanian Liberal has strongly denied dating two women using a fake dating profile under the name Terry Tasmanian Liberal MP Adam Brooks will step down after being charged in Queensland with offences related to firearms and allegedly false identity documents. Photograph: Rob Blakers/AAP
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York Region residents born in 1981 or earlier are now eligible to register for their COVID-19 vaccinations. York Region Public Health set out their timelines on Friday just over a week after the Province stated that all Ontarians would be eligible to register for their shots by May 24. Starting this week, all eligible groups 40 years of age or older will be able to book their appointments, along with health care workers and individuals with at-risk health conditions. As of this Monday, May 17, the eligibility will drop to all York Region residents born in or before 1991. By the following Monday, May 24, all eligible age groups will be able to join the line. “We are starting to see the slowing of new COVID-19 cases in our communities, but we need to remain vigilant,” said Dr. Karim Kurji, York Region’s Medical Officer of Health, in a statement. “We are at a critical juncture in our fight against COVID-19 and variants of concern. The sooner we can get as many York Region residents vaccinated as possible, the sooner we can look to reopen our businesses and our schools and return to a way of life many of us are missing.” The timelines announced Friday are in line with what the Province previously announced, but the Region has left the door open to these timelines shifting as vaccine supply dictates. “Should York Region receive additional vaccine supply, every effort will be made to further advance vaccinations and open eligibility sooner,” said the Region. As of Friday, more than 478,000 York Region residents have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, equating to “approximately” 49 per cent of total eligible residents. The Region’s last expansion of eligibility requirements took place May 5 when appointments were opened to residents 50+, individuals aged 18+ in 16 high priority areas, and people who can’t work from home. Other recently-added eligible groups include licenced child-care staff and special education staff who live and work in York Region (with appropriate documentation). Criteria for individuals with highest and high-risk health conditions (and one essential caregiver) were expanded to include pregnant individuals, while registration was opened to staff, essential caregivers and any residents of long-term care homes, retirement homes, congregate care settings, and First Nations elder care homes who hadn’t yet received a first dose. Vaccinations can be booked at York.ca/covid19vaccine or through local pharmacies selected to distribute vaccines. Although the Province is currently spearheading a pilot project distributing the Pfizer vaccine in select pharmacies in Toronto and Peel, and Moderna in select pharmacies in York, Durham, Hamilton, Ottawa and Windsor, Aurora’s 11 participating drug stores were distributing AstraZeneca until the Province announced Thursday it was suspending first doses of AstraZeneca out of an abundance of caution. POSITIVE MILESTONE York Region passed the 50 per cent mark in reaching all eligible adults with their first doses, the local public health unit announced Sunday. That milestone was passed just as the Region’s 500,000th dose was administered. “This milestone is a testament to the dedication of many individuals and partners who continue to advance York Region’s mass immunization plan forward as quickly as vaccine supply allows,” they said. “York Region is grateful for the significant contributions made by York Region’s COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force, hospital partners, physician and partner-led clinics and many more. We are making big gains in our community, and as eligibility continues to expand, we look forward to more vaccines and more great progress. “We need a large percentage of the population to become immune to COVID-19 to really slow the spread of the virus. Achieving high levels of immunity through vaccination is our best approach for allowing individuals, families and businesses to safely resume normal life.” LOCAL STATS As of Monday, May 10, Aurora has seen a total of 1,716 total cases of COVID-19. 1,594 cases are now marked as resolved and there have been 45 deaths attributed to the virus. Of the 77 active cases of COVID-19 within the community, 73 are attributed to local transmission, close contact or unknown exposure, three to the workplace and 1 to institutional outbreak. 607 cumulative cases have been attributed to variants of concern with 566 of unknown lineage. Brock Weir, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Auroran
CALGARY — The Calgary Flames downed the visiting Vancouver Canucks 4-1 on Thursday in a battle of clubs trying to salvage positives from their seasons. Neither team will make the North Division playoffs, yet have three games remaining against each other as they play out the string. "We want to win the last three games, so that's how we approach it," Flames defenceman Rasmus Andersson said. Elias Lindholm and Matthew Tkachuk each had a goal and an assist for the Flames (24-26-3), who could still finish above .500 if they win out. Andersson and Andrew Mangiapane also scored for Calgary. Johnny Gaudreau had two assists. Goaltender Jacob Markstrom made 24 saves for the win. "I think that's his 20th win so that's pretty good for a team that's not making the playoffs," Flames head coach Darryl Sutter said. Matthew Highmore scored for Vancouver (21-28-3) with Thatcher Demko turning away 24 shots in the loss. "Obviously don't like the result but we had a lot of chances tonight," Canucks defenceman Tyler Myers said. "I thought we played a much better game than just one goal out there. Marky was really good, but I thought the guys played a pretty good game overall tonight. "I love the way we're still battling even though we're out of it. We're still taking a lot of pride in these last few games." The Flames were tied for fifth in the division with the Ottawa Senators, whose season is over. The Canucks were six points back in the division cellar. Calgary and Vancouver meet three more times starting Sunday at the same time NHL playoff series get underway. Calgary and Vancouver are making up games lost when COVID-19 swept through the Canucks and suspended their season for three weeks. The Flames and Canucks cap their seasons Wednesday on the same day the Edmonton Oilers and Winnipeg Jets open their first-round playoff series. Sutter indicated there will be lineup changes over Calgary's final three games. "I'm going to put some other guys in the line up and give them an opportunity and put them in back-to-back games and make sure they play the right way and go from there," Sutter said. The Canucks also play in Edmonton on Saturday in the Oilers' regular-season finale. Calgary leads the season series against Vancouver 5-2. Calgary scored once on four power-play chances Thursday, while Vancouver went 0 for 1. Tkachuk was credited with a Canucks own-goal at 16:37 of the third period. J.T. Miller reached to redirect the puck and ended up chipping it over Demko's shoulder. Vancouver's Jimmy Vesey took a double minor for unsportsmanlike conduct with four minutes remaining in the game. Lindholm scored on a breakaway at 15:33. Defenceman Chris Tanev head-manned the puck to Tkachuk, who chipped it to a streaking Lindholm. A diving Demko robbed defenceman Oliver Kylington with a glove save on a Flames odd-man rush in a scoreless second period. Mangiapane tipped a Nikita Nesterov shot from the blue-line off the post and in at 5:17 of the first period for a 2-1 Flames lead. From behind the goal-line, Gaudreau dished the puck out front for Andersson to roof at 3:36. Highmore scored his first as a Canuck on Vancouver's first shot of the game 62 seconds after the opening faceoff. The 25-year-old from Halifax tipped a Travis Hamonic shot by Markstrom. Notes: Gaudreau has six goals and 11 assists in his last 13 games . . . Vancouver's Brock Boeser has four goals and six assists in his last 10 . . . Calgary was without top centre Sean Monahan, whose season was shut down this week because of a hip injury requiring surgery . . . Tanev was an assistant captain in Monahan's absence . . . Mangiapane, Flames teammate Dillon Dube and Canucks goaltender Mike DiPietro will play for Canada at the men's world hockey championship in Riga, Latvia starting May 21. This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 13, 2021. Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press
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Country diary: your eyes do not deceive you – this is a black squirrelLetchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire: There are about 25,000 of this melanistic form of the grey squirrel in the UK, and here they are local celebrities A black squirrel in Norton Common. ‘Was this a figment of my imagination?’ Photograph: Steve Granger
For more than 40 years, Porter Place in East Gwillimbury has been York Region’s emergency shelter for men. But now that the building is nearing the end of its practical life, the Region is looking to lay the foundations of a purpose-built shelter in Aurora’s south end. The Region is eyeing 14452 Yonge Street, located on the west side of the road just south of the railway bridge, as a possible location for the shelter, one which would be built in conjunction with a new regional pumping station. Officials made their pitch to Aurora Council last week, stating that the facility, if realized to its full vision, will not only be a shelter for men in need but also a resource to help them get back on their feet. “With the current facility, there is limited opportunity for expansion and program enhancements,” said Monica Bryce, Acting General Manager of Social Services for the Region of York. “Transit is also limited at the current location and so to get to work or training, many choose to walk along Highway 11 towards Green Lane. Since early 2012, we have been shifting our model in the Region away from the traditional shelter model to a more holistic model that includes a wider range of programming to meet a wider variety of needs, including transitional housing. It is not just about emergency shelter; it is about helping people settle into housing. “Homelessness is a reality for only a very small portion of York Region residents and there is no single contributing factor to homelessness.” A “typical” Porter Place client is “a Canadian citizen, roughly middle age, who has experienced either a housing breakdown, an illness, job loss, or has been impacted by the rising housing costs in York Region,” she said. The majority of clients have a one-time stay and are able to connect with resources during their time there that can help ease their housing stability. The new Aurora facility would be designed on three key pillars: preventing homelessness before it starts, providing inclusive, client-centred programs to support recovery, and ending homelessness. “The intention is not to move Porter Place…a new facility will be intentionally-designed to help men find and keep housing, address the reason for their homelessness, find stability in their lives, and maintain that stability by continuing to provide support, even once they have left the emergency housing facility.” This approach, she added, is similar to that carried out by Belinda’s Place, the Newmarket-based shelter for women – and will be operated by a third party as well. “By finding an operator who can support the men who come to the new facility, we can have the same success as we have seen at Belinda’s Place. Safety and security are important features of the design and to make sure the physical space lets people feel secure both inside and outside the facility; we will engage a safety and security specialist to perform a comprehensive security assessment of both the physical location and surrounding community, and provide recommendations to promote safety for all. “It is our goal always not just to be a good neighbour but to be an excellent one and all the concerns from the community are always considered when we go into the planning of our services.” To that end, public engagement will be carried out over the next 12 months. “One of the key factors we bring to Housing York Region (HYR)’s model is we have a functional design,” said Josh Scholten, Director of Housing Development and Asset Strategy. “From a building perspective, we want to make sure it works for the folks who will live there and it also work for the community as well. That means something that is appropriate scale too, right-sized for the community.” The Region has been looking at options to replace Porter Place since 2018. $15 million has been set aside by the Region of York for the project. The property in question was purchased in 2019 to build the Henderson Pumping Station, but it became clear there was an option to co-locate both the station and the shelter on the same site. “We do have confidence we can fit it there,” said Mr. Scholten. “It is centrally located site with access to transit. It is sufficient to fit the facility here and, from a public perspective too, we have services at the site, which is a good use for public funds for purchasing the site.” Responding to the Region’s proposal, Councillor Wendy Gaertner said co-locating both facilities on the property might work, but said zoning issues needed to be worked through. Councillor Rachel Gilliland said it was also important to consider “connectivity” and ensure active transportation is part of the plan. “Hearing feedback from residents, I think this is a good opportunity for Aurora to play a role in helping to support those who need it and look forward to continuing this journey with you and seeing the outcome.” The Region hopes to have building approvals complete by the end of July 2022, the pumping station by the Spring of 2023, and the potential shelter by the end of 2024. For more information, visit York.ca/menshousing. Brock Weir, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Auroran
WASHINGTON (AP) — What insurrection? Flouting all evidence and their own first-hand experience, a small but growing number of Republican lawmakers are propagating a false portrayal of the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, brazenly arguing that the rioters who used flagpoles as weapons, brutally beat police officers and chanted that they wanted to hang Vice President Mike Pence were somehow acting peacefully in their violent bid to overturn Joe Biden's election. One Republican at a hearing Wednesday called the rioters a “mob of misfits." Another compared them to tourists. And a third suggested the sweeping federal investigation into the riot — which has yielded more than 400 arrests and counting — amounts to a national campaign of harassment. It’s a turn of events that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, another target of the rioters, called “appalling” and “sick,” and it raises the possibility that the public's understanding of the worst domestic attack on Congress in 200 years — an attack that was captured extensively on video — could become distorted by the same kinds of disinformation that fueled former President Donald Trump's false claims of a stolen election. It was the lie about the election that motivated the rioters in the first place. “I don’t know of a normal day around here when people are threatening to hang the vice president of the United States or shoot the speaker, or injure so many police officers,” said Pelosi, who has pushed for a bipartisan commission to investigate the riots. The hearing Wednesday was supposed to be the latest dive by congressional investigators into the chaos of Jan. 6 — the missed warning signs, confusion and delays that allowed the rioters to terrorize the Capitol for an entire afternoon. But several Republicans used their rounds of questioning not to pepper the witnesses with questions, but to downplay the brutal assault on America's seat of democracy. “Let’s be honest with the American people — it was not an insurrection, and we cannot call it that and be truthful,” said Rep. Andrew Clyde, a Republican from Georgia serving his first term. Clyde said one video feed of the rioters looked like they were on a “normal tourist visit.” Those in the video, taken in Statuary Hall, were able to enter the building after rioters broke through glass, pummeled officers and busted through the doors as lawmakers were frantically evacuated. They were headed to the House chamber where they tried to beat down the doors with lawmakers still inside. Clyde wasn’t the only Republican making that argument. Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar portrayed a woman who was shot and killed by Capitol Police as she tried to break through a door next to the House chamber as a martyr. He said Ashli Babbitt was “executed” and noted she was an Air Force veteran who was wearing an American flag. The Department of Justice decided after an investigation not to charge the police officer who shot her. The Justice Department, Gosar said at one point, is “harassing peaceful patriots across the country” as federal prosecutors file charges against hundreds of people who stormed the Capitol and participated in the riot. The massive investigation, one of the largest in American history, remains ongoing with federal agents continuing to serve search warrants and attempting to locate dozens of other people still being sought for questioning. Georgia Rep. Jody Hice also painted the rioters as the victims, noting that they were four of the people who died, including Babbitt. The other three suffered medical emergencies while part of the crowd laying siege to the Capitol. “It was Trump supporters who lost their lives that day, not Trump supporters who were taking the lives of others,” Hice said. A fifth person, Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, collapsed immediately after the insurrection and died the next day. Video shows two men spraying him and another officer with a chemical, but the Washington medical examiner said Sicknick suffered a stroke and died from natural causes. The men have been charged with assaulting the officers. Two other officers took their own lives in the days afterward, and dozens more were hurt — including one officer who had a heart attack and others who suffered traumatic brain injuries and permanent disabilities. The union that represents the Capitol Police said some of the officers may never return to work. The attempt to defend the insurrectionists came on the same day that House Republicans voted to oust Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney from their leadership team for repeatedly rebuking Trump for his false claims that the election was stolen. Cheney voted with Democrats to impeach Trump for telling his supporters hours before the Jan. 6 attack to “fight like hell” to overturn Biden’s win. Trump’s lies about widespread election fraud were rebuked by numerous courts, election officials across the country and his own attorney general. Maryland Rep. Jamie Raskin, who led the Democrats’ impeachment prosecution and sits on the Oversight Committee, said after the hearing that he believes that Republicans were “emboldened and emancipated” by Cheney’s ouster earlier in the day. “They have declared themselves to be on the side of Donald Trump and the ‘big lie,’ and the ‘big lie’ now has spread outwards to include denial of what happened on Jan. 6,” Raskin said. Timothy Naftali, a professor of history and public service at New York University, says it is “deeply cynical” to set aside the insurrection as if it didn’t happen. He compares it to political elites in Southern states after the Civil War who failed to examine its causes, which he says prevented racial reconciliation and healing and still affects the country to this day. “Political amnesia never helps,” Naftali said. “It’s a source of poison.” Given the extensive record of the attack, captured in video and photos seen the world over, defending the insurrectionists required some creative omissions. One point Clyde emphasized was that the rioters never made it to the House floor — even though they tried, only to be held back by police officers with guns drawn. Some lawmakers were taking cover in the gallery of the chamber as they tried to beat down the doors. “I can tell you the House floor was never breached and it was not an insurrection," Clyde said. "This is the truth.” The mob did break into the Senate minutes after senators had evacuated, some carrying zip ties and tactical equipment. They rifled through desks and hunted for lawmakers, yelling “where are they?” They walked into Pelosi’s office, stealing a laptop and calling out her name while some of her staff huddled quietly under furniture. Other Republicans — some quietly, some publicly — have made clear they don’t agree with their colleagues. “I was there,” said Utah Sen. Mitt Romney, who was caught in security video being diverted away from the rioters by a police officer. “What happened was a violent effort to interfere with and prevent the constitutional order of installing a new president. And as such, it was an insurrection against the Constitution. It resulted in severe property damage, severe injuries and death.” Illinois Rep. Mike Quigley, another Democratic member of the Oversight panel, says the Republican denials are wishful thinking that reverberates with their most partisan voters. “These folks passionately want what they want to be true,” Quigley said after the hearing. “So it’s no longer I’ll believe it when I see it. It’s I’ll see it when I believe it.” ____ Associated Press writers Lisa Mascaro, Michael Balsamo and Nomaan Merchant contributed to this report. Mary Clare Jalonick, The Associated Press
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