Tactical Flight Director for Mars Perseverance gives MAKERS special insight into her personal experience with the recent historic rover landing.
Tactical Flight Director for Mars Perseverance gives MAKERS special insight into her personal experience with the recent historic rover landing.
Saudi Arabia announced on Sunday that foreign visitors arriving by air from most countries will no longer need to quarantine if they have been vaccinated against COVID-19. Visitors from 20 other countries - including the United States, India, Britain, Germany, France and the United Arab Emirates - remain banned from entering the kingdom, however, under measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus. The civil aviation authority (GACA) said that from May 20 non-Saudi visitors arriving in the kingdom from eligible countries by air who are fully vaccinated, or have had COVID-19 and recovered, will no longer have to spend seven days in government-approved hotels as long as they provide an official vaccination certificate upon arrival.
The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): 4:05 p.m. Saskatchewan is reporting 167 new cases of COVID-19 and one additional virus-related death. The person who died was in the 80-plus age category, according to the province's daily pandemic update, and was from the Saskatoon zone. The update says 2,082 COVID-19 cases are considered active in Saskatchewan. There are 137 people with COVID-19 in Saskatchewan hospitals, with 24 in intensive care. --- 2:35 p.m. Health officials in New Brunswick are reporting 11 new cases of COVID-19. The province is now dealing with 116 active infections, and has reported 2,063 cases and 41 deaths since the pandemic began. Seven people are recovering in hospital, including two in intensive care. --- 2:25 p.m. Nova Scotia is reporting 126 new cases of COVID-19 today. On Saturday, the province's daily case count dropped below 100 for the first time since May 1. The entire province has been subjected to strict lockdown measures since April 28, when it became clear the third wave of COVID-19 had arrived in Nova Scotia. As of today, Nova Scotia has 1,531 active cases of COVID-19 — 92 people were in hospital, including 21 in intensive care. --- 2:10 p.m. Newfoundland and Labrador is reporting nine new cases of COVID-19. All of the new cases are related to travel within Canada, and all but two involve people under the age of 40. Health officials are reporting 85 active infections in the province, but there is only one person recovering in hospital. The province has recorded 1,193 cases since the pandemic began, including six deaths. --- 1:50 p.m. Manitoba is reporting 534 new cases of COVID-19 today as well as four new deaths among virus patients. Three of them were in their 50s, while the fourth was in his 80s. The current five-day test-positivity rate is 12.3 per cent provincially and 14.1 per cent in Winnipeg. There are 258 people in Manitoba hospitals with COVID 19 and 71 patients in intensive care. --- 1:20 p.m. Ontario Premier Doug Ford says summer camps will be allowed to reopen in the province this year. The premier's remarks came during a stop at a mass vaccination clinic west of Toronto. Ford offered no details on reopening plans, including whether they pertained to overnight or day camps and any public health measures that may be in place. A spokesperson from the Premier's office says more details will be announced before the province's stay-at-home order lifts on June 2. --- 11:20 a.m. Quebec is reporting 716 new cases of COVID-19 and two additional deaths, both from the past 24 hours. Hospitalizations and intensive care numbers each declined by one to 508 and 119, respectively. The province added 90,196 vaccine doses in the past 24 hours and 2,234 from earlier to its grand total of 4,323,040 vaccines administered. The province says 48.2 per cent of the population has received at least one dose. --- 11 a.m. Ontario is reporting 2,199 new cases of COVID-19 in the province today, along with 30 new deaths linked to the virus. Health Minister Christine Elliott says 633 of the most recent infections were identified in Toronto, 547 in Peel Region, 172 in York Region, 143 in Durham and 129 in Hamilton. Hospitalizations fell by 254 to 1,292, with 714 patients in intensive care and 509 on ventilators. Elliott says the province administered more than 139,000 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine on Saturday alone, bringing the provincial total past the seven million mark since the start of the immunization effort. --- This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 16, 2021 The Canadian Press
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DETROIT (AP) — Kyle Hendricks took a shutout into the ninth inning and the Chicago Cubs defeated the Detroit Tigers 5-1 on Sunday. Hendricks (3-4) allowed eight hits and struck out a season-high eight in eight-plus innings without allowing a walk. He left after Harold Castro and Miguel Cabrera started the ninth with singles. Dan Winkler appeared to get Jonathan Schoop to hit into a game-ending double play with runners on the corners, but the call at first was overturned after a review, allowing Detroit to score its only run. Ian Happ had three hits, including a homer, and was aggressive on the bases as the Cubs won for the second time in six games. Matthew Boyd (2-4) gave up four earned runs in six innings. He is 0-3 in his last five starts. The Cubs scored in the third with some alert baserunning. With runners on first and second and one out, Kris Bryant beat out a possible 4-6-3 double play and Happ kept going from second, hustling home ahead of first baseman Jonathan Schoop’s throw to the plate. Happ made it 2-0 in the fourth with a two-out bloop over the infield, turning it into an RBI double when the Tigers didn’t cover second. David Bote’s RBI double gave the Cubs a 3-0 lead in the sixth and he took third as right fielder Robbie Grossman’s throw home sailed over the cut-off man. Nico Hoerner drove him home with a sacrifice fly and Happ made it 5-0 with a solo homer. MOVES The Cubs placed RHP Alec Mills (back) on the 10-day injured list and selected RHP Tommy Nance from Triple-A Iowa. UP NEXT Cubs: Host the Washington Nationals on Monday in the first of a four-game series. Chicago’s Albert Alzolay (1-3, 4.50) is scheduled to start while Jon Lester (0-1, 2.25) returns to Wrigley Field for Washington. Tigers: Travel to the Pacific Northwest to start a three-game series against the Seattle Mariners on Monday. Casey Mize (2-3, 4.19) is expected to start for the Tigers against Yusei Kikuchi (1-2, 4.30). ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Dave Hogg, The Associated Press
Israeli airstrikes on Gaza City flattened three buildings and killed at least 37 people Sunday, medics said.
The LA County Fire Department reported that the Palisades Fire’s acreage stood at approximately 1,325 acres with 0% containment as of approximately 1 pm on Sunday, May 16.Evacuation orders for area residents were issued by the LA County Fire Department on May 15 due to the fast-spreading fire.Video taken by Rachel Kenyon on May 15 shows flames in the hills of the Pacific Palisades. Credit: Rachel Kenyon via Storyful
British heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has promised to smash compatriot Anthony Joshua in a video published on Twitter on Sunday that confirms their world title unification fight in Saudi Arabia on Aug. 14. Fury and Joshua have been slated to meet for several months, with discussions between both camps, promoters and prospective venues taking place both in private and via social media. Joshua, the 2012 Olympic super-heavyweight gold medallist, holds the IBF, WBO, WBA and IBO titles while Fury is the WBC belt holder.
After crashing his boat into mangroves, a Key Largo man was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center Saturday with a possibly fatal head injury, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers said.
Manuel Margot, Willy Adames and Brandon Lowe homered off Marcus Stroman, leading the Tampa Bay Rays over the New York Mets 7-1 on Sunday for a three-game sweep. Two-run homers by Margot in the fourth and by Adames in the fifth built a 4-0 lead, and Lowe led off the sixth with his seventh home run this season. Josh Fleming (3-3) allowed up one hit in five scoreless innings, an infield single by Jeff McNeil leading off the game.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Alan Pulido scored a pair of goals, one in each half, and Kansas City dominated Vancouver 3-0 on Sunday. Pulido and Dániel Sallói scored goals four minutes apart in the first half. It was the first time Kansas City (3-2-1) scored two goals in an opening half since its home opener on March 7 last year in a 4-0 win over Houston. Sallói scored on a give-and-go at the 28th minute when he dropped it to Pulido who tapped it back to Sallói who punched it past keeper Maxime Crépeau. Pulido drew a penalty kick at the 32nd minute when Ryan Raposo clipped him from behind in the box as he attempted to put a shot on goal. Pulido sealed it at the 58th minute when he took a pass from Gadi Kinda, evaded a defender and put a shot between a pair of defenders and out of range of Crépeau. Vancouver (2-3-1) didn’t earn its first corner until the 64th minute. ___ More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/hub/soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The Associated Press
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kyle Palmieri's second goal of the game 16:30 into overtime lifted the New York Islanders to a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 1 of their first-round series on Sunday. Palmieri collected a pass from Jean-Gabriel Pageau near the goal line and lifted it over Tristan Jarry and into the net as New York beat the Penguins for the first time in five tries at PPG Paints Arena this season. Pageau and Brock Nelson also scored for the Islanders. Rookie goaltender Ilya Sorokin made 39 saves in his playoff debut and New York handed Pittsburgh its 10th playoff loss in the franchise's past 11 postseason games. Game 2 is Tuesday night in Pittsburgh. Sidney Crosby, Frederick Gaudreau and Kasperi Kapanen scored for the Penguins, but the East Division champions couldn't capitalize despite controlling play for most of the first two periods. Jarry finished with 37 saves but had issues with his glove side. All four of New York goals sailed over, around or seemingly through Jarry's left arm. The Islanders came in on their heels after finishing the regular season in a 6-6-3 funk, with none of the victories coming against playoff qualifiers. They appeared to have the advantage in net until veteran Semyon Varlamov was scratched, making Sorokin just the second rookie goaltender in Islanders' history to start the opening game of the postseason. The 25-year-old Russian appeared a little shaky early. While Palmieri gave the Islanders the early lead with a wrist shot from the right circle that Jarry couldn't snag, Gaudreau tied it 11:10 into the first when he collected a rebound off his own shot and ripped it by Sorokin. Crosby then picked up his 69th career playoff goal — and 190th career postseason point — with a sublime deflection in which he fended off New York defenseman Andy Greene and redirected the puck with just the tip of his stick. The goal — which moved Crosby into a tie with Hall of Famer Brett Hull for seventh on the NHL's career postseason scoring list — gave the Penguins a 2-1 lead 3:47 into the second. Sorokin responded by settling in and giving his teammates time to collect themselves. New York eventually found its footing, playing the heavy, thudding game favored by head coach Barry Trotz. The Islanders pinned the Penguins down in their own end and kept firing away at Jarry. Pageau's wrist shot from the left circle zipped over Jarry's glove 3:33 into the third to tie it and when Nelson fluttered the puck by Jarry, the Islanders appeared ready to steal the series opener. Kapanen, however, responded less than a minute later. His fifth career playoff goal with 3:39 remaining shook the Penguins out of their doldrums and forced the extra period. The teams traded chances for most of overtime until Palmieri found room down low to end the longest-ever playoff game between the two teams. ___ More AP NHL: https://apnews.com/hub/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Will Graves, The Associated Press
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Three Indigenous-owned companies in Saskatchewan have announced they're exploring small modular reactors (SMR). Kitsaki Management, Athabasca Basin Development and Des Nedhe Group have all signed a memorandum of understanding concerning their support for nuclear power in Saskatchewan. "We think that small modular reactors have a role to play in moving forward on climate change," said Sean Willy, CEO of Des Nedhe Group, which is the economic development arm of the English River First Nation.he said. "As three First Nations businesses, we wanted to support that and say listen, we want to be part of these discussions." Saskatchewan has already signed agreements with Ontario, Alberta and New Brunswick to explore the technology of small modular reactors. The first reactor in Saskatchewan is scheduled to be operational in 2032. Willy said that he knows the technology won't be operational in Saskatchewan for some time, but that he wants to be a part of the supply chain and have a stake in jobs. "I think too often, First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities are the last ones at the table on business and we don't get our rightful spot [with] commercial opportunities and we want to flip that on its head," he said. The provinces have released a feasibility report prepared by Ontario Power Generation, Bruce Power, NB Power and SaskPower which gives a potential timeline for development and deployment of SMRs and assesses their competitiveness with other non-emitting energy sources. SMRs are nuclear reactors that produce less than 300 megawatts of electricity. Because they are smaller than traditional nuclear power plants, which generally produce 800 megawatts (MW) and up, they are expected to be cheaper to build, scalable to meet specific industrial and remote community needs and, according to the report, will have the potential to be competitive with other low-carbon forms of energy.
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Alan Pulido scored a pair of goals, one in each half, and Kansas City dominated Vancouver 30 on Sunday.