Dorian Finney-Smith (Dallas Mavericks) with a dunk vs the Brooklyn Nets, 02/27/2021
Dorian Finney-Smith (Dallas Mavericks) with a dunk vs the Brooklyn Nets, 02/27/2021
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Joe Biden says police shooting of Duante Wright is "no justification for violence" but that anger in Black community is "real and consequential."
Purdue coach Matt Painter is bringing back a familiar face to his staff, rehiring Paul Lusk on Monday to fill one of two openings. Lusk served as an assistant/associate coach with Painter from 2005-11. After he was fired in March 2018, Lusk landed at Creighton, where he worked for the past three seasons under coach Greg McDermott.
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* Graphic: World FX rates https://tmsnrt.rs/2RBWI5E (Adds Treasury auction results, comments from Fed's Rosengren, updates prices) By Karen Brettell NEW YORK, April 12 (Reuters) - The dollar dipped slightly on Monday as traders awaited highly anticipated U.S. inflation and retail sales data in coming days, and as the Treasury Department saw solid demand for new sales of three-year and 10-year notes. The dollar has rebounded this year as U.S. Treasury yields rise on expectations of faster economic growth and higher inflation. "With U.S. data expected to come in strong this week, we believe the dollar’s rise can continue," analysts at Brown Brothers Harriman said in a report on Monday.
Police chief says Mr Wright killed by “accidental discharge” that is under investigation
NuStar Energy L.P. (NYSE: NS) announced today that for the 12th time it has been included on the list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, according to Fortune magazine and global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work. NuStar is the only energy company to earn a ranking this year and is one of only two San Antonio-based companies on the list.
Powering Precision Health (PPH), the internationally acclaimed Summit focused on precision health and the latest in biomarker research, today announced that its Founder and Chairman, and CEO of Quanterix Kevin Hrusovsky, will lead a panel on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, at the Precision Medicine Leaders Summit’s (PMLS) virtual conference on Disrupting Precision Health with Next-Generation Proteomics.
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TORONTO, April 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- As insolvency proceedings at Laurentian University continue, Ontario’s labour movement urges Premier Ford and Minister Ross Romano to step up and fix the crisis exacerbated by this government’s funding failures. “Today’s news that Laurentian University is laying off over 80 faculty members, numerous staff, and cutting over 60 programs is devastating,” said Patty Coates, Ontario Federation of Labour President. “This crisis was avoidable, and it is well past time for Ford and Romano to step up and provide the funding that Laurentian needs to save jobs, support learning, and fund research.” The crisis at Laurentian is merely a symptom of the much larger problem of chronic underfunding of Ontario’s post-secondary education system. Years of diminishing funding for colleges and universities paired with the Ford government’s refusal to provide any short-term funding relief has resulted in Laurentian University’s use of the CCAA process – a process reserved for private institutions, until now. “It is deeply concerning that Ford and Romano have not only refused to provide the long-term funding Ontario’s universities and colleges need, but they are also refusing to provide support when these public institutions are in crisis,” said Coates. Workers are particularly concerned about the far-reaching impacts of the use of the CCAA process by a public institution. “Ontarians should be able to trust their government to fund the public services they rely on,” said Coates. “There should not be fear that a school or a hospital might go bankrupt – yet this is the reality that we are living in under Ford’s Conservative government.” It is not too late for the Ontario government to step in, fix the crisis at Laurentian, and ensure that no other post-secondary institution or any other public institution faces the same fate. Ford and Romano must stop putting ideology over protecting the public institutions Ontarians rely on – especially in the midst of a pandemic. The Ontario Federation of Labour represents 54 unions and one million workers in Ontario. For information, visit www.OFL.ca and follow @OFLabour on Facebook and Twitter.For more information, please contact:Melissa Palermo Director of Communications Ontario Federation of Labourmpalermo@ofl.ca l 416-894-3456
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In 33 years as a head coach, Dave Van Horn couldn't recall winning a game quite the way his Arkansas Razorbacks did in the series finale at Mississippi. The Razorbacks broke a 14-all tie in the eighth and got three strong innings of relief from Kevin Kopps to win a series in Oxford, Mississippi, for the first time since 2010 and take a one-game lead in the Southeastern Conference West. Winning two of three against what was a top-five opponent made Arkansas (26-5, 9-3) the consensus No. 1 team in the polls Monday.
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OTTAWA — Despite a report showing Canada's greenhouse gas emissions rose in 2019, the federal environment minister says the country is right where it needs to be to start seeing them fall. The national inventory report filed each April to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change says in 2019, the country's emissions were 730 million tonnes of carbon dioxide and its equivalents. Once in the atmosphere carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases trap heat, which causes climate change. The 2019 report shows Canada emitted about one million tonnes more of these gases than the previous year. The latest findings show its emissions levels to be closer to where they were in 2005 compared to where the government has promised they will be by 2030. By that year, Canada has a target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 511 million tonnes, or 30 per cent below 2005 levels. Canada's environment and climate change minister said without existing federal climate-change policies its modelling shows 2019 emissions would have been 34 million tonnes higher. "What it tells us is we actually are very much on track to exceeding this current target. Of course we need to do more going forward," Jonathan Wilkinson said Monday. Among the policies his department credits for resulting in lower than forecasted emissions was a national carbon price. Ottawa imposed a fuel charge on Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and New Brunswick in April 2019, after it said a sufficient standard wasn't included in the plans developed by each province. New Brunswick eventually submitted its own scheme, which Ottawa approved, while Alberta became subject to the federal price after getting rid of its own. Wilkinson said Monday that many of the federal emissions-reduction measures come into place progressively, such as the carbon tax. The price per tonne will increase by $10 until 2022 when it reaches $50, and after that increases by $15 until it reaches $170 a tonne. Wilkinson said regulations around methane and a clean fuel standard are also only starting to take hold. "We've seen good progress and we've seen progress in line with what we told Canadians they should see." The Conservatives said the report shows that the Liberals' carbon price isn't working. "Despite raising costs for everyday Canadians, emissions continue to climb," environment and climate change critic Dan Albas said in a statement. "An Erin O'Toole government will ensure we have a serious plan to reduce emissions, building on our nation's innovation, not on the backs of Canadians." The NDP critic for environment and climate change, Laurel Collins, said the Liberals continue to claim they're "on track," but emissions have gone up every year on their watch. "The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us just how crises can quickly spin out of control and how being prepared ahead of the time is the best way to fight it," she said in a statement. "That's why it’s so unbelievable that the Liberal government is deliberately putting its head in the sand about the climate crisis." The government needs to stop providing subsidies to the oil and gas industry and invest in a transition for workers, while making investments in green infrastructure, transit and zero emissions vehicles that will create jobs, Collins added. The national inventory report submitted to the UN has a two-year lag. Wilkinson said the 2022 study, which will focus on emissions in 2020, should show a decline. He acknowledged part of that will no doubt be from the COVID-19 pandemic, during which millions of Canadians have stayed home instead of driving to work or travelling. "We believe, just in absolute terms, taking out the effects of the pandemic, you're going to see an absolute reduction next year and every year thereafter," said Wilkinson. Canada presented an updated climate plan last December that it promises to reduce emissions even further, and put the country on a path to reach net-zero emissions by 2050. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is also expected to unveil new emissions targets for 2030 around a climate summit hosted by United States President Joe Biden. This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 12, 2021. Stephanie Taylor, The Canadian Press
Brazil's Petroleo Brasileiro SA reduced crude exports to China in the first quarter of 2021 as local refining margins improved, Roberto Castello Branco told Reuters in his last interview before stepping down as chief executive officer. China is the world's largest importer of crude oil, and had accounted for as much as 90% of Petrobras's international sales one year ago when the COVID-19 pandemic reduced mobility and corroded fuel demand in its home market.
Major League Baseball’s Minnesota Twins have postponed today’s home game against the Boston Red Sox. It had been set to start at 2:10 p.m. local time at Target Field. The move comes in the wake of protests erupting overnight after police shot and killed Daunte Wright during a traffic stop Sunday in a Minneapolis suburb. […]
ANNAPOLIS JUNCTION, Md., April 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Livanta LLC is pleased to announce its recent award of a national claim review task order under the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Beneficiary and Family Centered Care - Quality Improvement Organization (BFCC-QIO) program. The BFCC-QIO claim review function is derived from Part B of Title XI of the Act and the QIO regulations in 42 CFR Parts 475, 476 and 480. Funded through the CMS Center for Clinical Standards & Quality (CCSQ), this 54-month task order supports CMS in its core functions of beneficiary oversight and protection of the Medicare Trust Fund across all 50 states, five United States territories, and the District of Columbia. The BFCC-QIO claim review task order serves to decrease CMS’ paid claims error rate. Livanta will perform specific types of utilization reviews for proper payment of Medicare claims involving hospital inpatient admissions of short duration and where hospitals re-submitted certain types of inpatient claims for a higher payment than what they had billed initially. As part of the review, Livanta will evaluate whether the services performed were medically necessary and at the appropriate level of care. As part of its claim review activities, Livanta will provide education services to help hospitals improve their billing accuracy; analyze claims and other data to select samples for review; issue payment determination notices; notify companies that pay the claims for Medicare when hospitals need to refund payments or make other claim adjustments; and perform outreach functions with hospital providers, beneficiaries, and other stakeholders to help safeguard the Medicare trust fund against fraud, waste, and abuse. Livanta’s Chief Medical Officer, Ellen R. Evans, MD, a Board-certified Family Physician and Geriatrician, stated, “The Livanta team of clinicians brings exemplary experience, knowledge, understanding, and skill to this workload. Over the long months of the ongoing pandemic, our work as a Medicare Beneficiary and Family Centered Care - Quality Improvement Organization continually reveals the strength, stamina, innovation, and determination that every Medicare beneficiary, caregiving family, and healthcare provider brings to our nation. Throughout this unprecedented healthcare crisis, those we serve inspire us to provide Medicare with the highest quality of claim review services.” About Livanta LLC: Livanta LLC, established in 2004, is a privately-held, government contracting firm headquartered in Annapolis Junction, MD. The company’s success lies within its team of knowledgeable professionals who are committed to providing excellent service and quality products powered by exceptional IT solutions and data analytics. ContactLeasa NovakLNovak@Livanta.com This material was prepared by Livanta LLC, the Medicare Beneficiary and Family Centered Care - Quality Improvement Organization (BFCC-QIO) that provides Beneficiary Oversight Claim Review Services, under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The contents presented do not necessarily reflect CMS policy. 12-SOW-MD-2021-QIOBFCC-TO31