Eric Bledsoe (New Orleans Pelicans) with an assist vs the Golden State Warriors, 05/04/2021
Eric Bledsoe (New Orleans Pelicans) with an assist vs the Golden State Warriors, 05/04/2021
From baby-proofing products to useful gadgets — we've found a selection of budget-friendly items that are genuinely useful.
Victoria Covid hotspots and exposure sites: list of Melbourne and Vic coronavirus and case locationsHere are the current coronavirus hotspots and exposure sites in Victoria and what to do if you’ve visited themNSW Covid-19 hotspotsDownload the free Guardian app Check our full list of regional Victoria and Melbourne Covid hotspots and coronavirus case locations. Photograph: James Ross/EPA
Republicans who criticize Trump for making false claims about the 2020 election, as Cheney did, are likely to pay a political price, experts say.
The Company recently completed its acquisition of Atomic Oil and Gas LLC ("Atomic") and Southwestern Production Corp. ("SWP"), two closely held oil and gas companies with producing oil and gas assets in Wyoming, United States (the "Acquisition").
Tourist operators consider a more sustainable approach to their industry as travellers start to return.
INVESTIGATION ALERT: The Schall Law Firm Announces it is Investigating Claims Against Array Technologies, Inc.
OTTAWA — After repeatedly voting non-confidence in the minority Liberal government, the Bloc Quebecois is now calling on the government to do everything possible to avoid an election during the COVID-19 pandemic. Bloc Quebecois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet will use an opposition day Thursday to debate a motion calling on the House of Commons to declare that it would be irresponsible to hold an election during the ongoing health crisis. The motion further declares that it is the government's responsibility to do everything possible to prevent voters from being called to the polls as long as the pandemic persists. Yet, less than three weeks ago, Bloc MPs, along with the Conservatives, voted against the Liberals' budget. Had the NDP also voted against the budget, that would have constituted a vote of non-confidence in the government, triggering an election. The Bloc also moved an amendment to the budget which would similarly have constituted a non-confidence vote had it passed. NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh has vowed that his party will not vote to trigger an election during the pandemic. Blanchet and Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole have not made the same commitment and have at times mocked the NDP for propping up the government. Blanchet's new motion is in stark contrast to the position he took last August amid controversy over the WE Charity affair. He declared then that the Bloc would move a confidence motion in the fall if Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, his chief of staff and his finance minister at the time, Bill Morneau, did not resign. At the time, Blanchet argued that keeping people in office who are “mismanaging” the government would be more dangerous than sending Canadians to the polls during a pandemic. The Bloc's new motion comes just three days after all parties gave approval in principle to a bill aimed at ensuring an election could be safely conducted, if need be, during the pandemic. The Bloc supported moving Bill C-19 on to a committee for further scrutiny and possible amendments, but only after strenuously objecting to initial debate being cut short, with the NDP joining the Liberals to impose time allocation. During question period Wednesday, Blanchet urged Trudeau to call an all-party meeting to study the content of the bill and find consensus on the measures needed to ensure the safety of poll workers and voters amid the pandemic. He argued that all-party consensus is preferable to "the odiousness of a gag order" to limit debate. In response, Trudeau noted that the Bloc "voted twice in favour of an election" a few weeks ago, a reference to the budget votes. And he said opposition parties have voted 14 times to bring down the government in the past few months. "It is he who is interested in an election. We are not interested in that," Trudeau said in French. "No one wants an election during the pandemic but if the House ever calls an election because opposition parties vote against the government, those elections should be held safely." Bill C-19 would apply only to an election held while the pandemic continues to rage. Among other things, it would allow for a three-day voting period, rather than the usual one day, make it easier for voters to obtain and cast mail-in ballots and give Elections Canada more flexibility to conduct mobile polls in long-term care facilities. This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 12, 2021. Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press
Communication services in parts of the North seem to be down Wednesday evening. There's a disruption in internet, long-distance calling and television services in the Yukon in northern British Columbia, according to a Northwestel spokesperson. Andrew Anderson said there is limited cellular traffic available over an alternate route, but "customers may experience congestion on their cell phone." It's suspected the service interruption is being caused by damage to a fibre line north of Fort Nelson, B.C. "Technicians are working to restore service as soon as possible, but impacted communities should expect repairs to take up to several hours," he said. Anderson added local phone service should still be working and people should be able to phone into emergencies services locally. N.W.T. services disrupted Northwest Territories RCMP also said in a news release Wednesday evening that there are disruptions to "communication services" in the territory. It did not say whether they are linked to the Yukon and B.C. disruptions. It includes issues with cell phone, long-distance calling, and landline services, "with services down or operating intermittently." It has affected most N.W.T. communities and the Yellowknife area, police said. "Emergency phone service may experience some technical difficulties, and call service in some communities may be intermittent," the release says. "This would include the local RCMP #1111 and may affect 911 service calls." RCMP says it will provide updates as required.
Brazil will run out of raw materials to produce Sinovac Biotech Ltd's COVID-19 vaccine by Friday, as a supply shipment has been held up in Chinese export clearance, authorities in the state of Sao Paulo said on Wednesday. Sao Paulo Governor Joao Doria blamed the delay - the second China export clearance to hit production this year - on "diplomatic ill-will" and said the federal government should apologize to Beijing for its harsh criticism of China.
Standing in circles marked to maintain social distancing, Emilia joined about 7,500 other faithful at a massive outdoor venue on Wednesday evening at the Fatima Sanctuary to mark the first of three reported visions of the Virgin Mary, also known as Our Lady, more than 100 years ago. Like many others, Emilia came to Fatima with her sister and daughter with one main purpose: to pray for an end to the pandemic still ravaging the world and a return to normality. "More than ever we must ask Our Lady to help us, to free us from this great pandemic we are experiencing and from the diseases we have," she told Reuters as she waited patiently for the candlelight procession to start, the highlight of the evening.
Four new stamps are being issued by the Royal Mail in memory of the Duke of Edinburgh. The first, a portrait of the duke as a young man, was taken by the photographer Baron, while the second is of Philip attending the passing out parade of his son, the Duke of York at Dartmouth Naval College in Devon. Another stamp is of Philip at the Royal Windsor Horse Show, while the last and most recent image is a portrait taken by photographer Terry O’Neill.
‘We just got off the phone with #ColonialPipeline CEO. They are restarting pipeline operations today at ~5pm,’ Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm tweeted
The vaquita marina in Mexico is threatened by a clash of interests between fishing and conservation.
Premier Iain Rankin says the first he heard of claims about inappropriate behaviour by someone in his office was last week, contradicting recent statements by one of his caucus colleagues. Hants East MLA Margaret Miller told AllNovaScotia.com earlier this week that she first brought concerns about Stephen Tobin's behaviour to Rankin shortly after he won the Liberal Party leadership in February. In an interview with CBC News on Wednesday, Rankin said that conversation did not happen. "She has never brought any mention of inappropriate behaviour to me," he said. "To be clear: I spoke with her right after the leadership and that's when she told me that she hoped that I was not going to wait until the fall for an election because she's ready to retire." 'No mention of inappropriate behaviour' Rankin said he spoke with Miller again at the end of April, at which time she told him that if an election wasn't called by June, she'd be retiring to focus on family matters. "She did not mention any other reason," said Rankin. "I have a lot of respect for Margaret and the work she's doing and has done for Hants East, but there was no mention of inappropriate behaviour in my conversations with her." Miller, who did not respond Wednesday to a request for comment, previously said she needed to reduce the time she spends on her MLA duties to focus on the health of her ailing husband. The former cabinet minister announced in 2018 she would not seek re-election. Resignation announced The dispute first became public when an email Miller sent last week to Rankin's chief of staff was leaked. In it, Miller expressed her disappointment to Joanne Macrae that Tobin, a former caucus office staffer, had been recently hired by the premier's office despite his "atrocious behaviour" toward her and other female members of caucus. Miller went on to call Tobin's behaviour misogynistic, and said he repeatedly treated her and others with disrespect. Tobin denied those allegations in an interview with CBC News last week. Miller, who said in the email to Macrae that she would resign in June out of protest, made good on that statement last Friday. When the premier read the email On Wednesday, Rankin said the email to Macrae was the first time he knew of anyone raising concerns about Tobin's behaviour. The premier also attempted to clear up discrepancies in statements he made regarding when he first read the email. He told reporters on May 6, two days after the email had been sent, that he had not seen it. On May 7 — the day Miller announced her resignation — Rankin said he read the email the day Macrae received it. The premier told CBC News while he did see the four-sentence email the day Miller sent it to his chief, he did not actually read it. "Keep in mind, this is while we were dealing with the pandemic and hundreds of [new COVID] cases, but I didn't have the time, frankly, to review the contents of that email at that time," he said. "I knew that there were strong words used that were not consistent with any conversation I had in the past. So I saw the email Tuesday [May 4] on the phone — it was shown to me. I did not have the time to review it." Miller announced her resignation last week. She intends to vacate her seat on June 1. (Robert Short/CBC News) Rankin couldn't recall when he read the full contents of the email, but said it occurred after it was published by media outlets. He said he's talked with all of his female colleagues and he's not heard of "any specific mention of any inappropriate behaviour." "But I am continuously having discussions with my chief of staff and the executive director, who I appointed since I've been the leader, to ensure we have a healthy environment to work in," he said. Formal complaint process Rankin has said there is an official process people can follow if they decide to file a complaint about someone's behaviour. He said he is not aware if anyone has filed a formal complaint about Tobin. "Nor should I be, as that is a process that is available to people and keeps their own privacy," said Rankin. "If they choose to talk about that, that's up to them. But I take any allegation of inappropriate behaviour very seriously." Tobin continues to work for the premier's office as director of strategic initiatives. Other than Miller, the only other female member of the Liberal caucus to comment publicly about the situation has been Colchester North MLA Karen Casey. Casey, who first hired Tobin when she was interim leader of the Progressive Conservatives, told CBC News last week she holds him in high regard and has never witnessed inappropriate behaviour by him. MORE TOP STORIES
Hello and thank you for standing by, and welcome to Kinross Gold Corporation first-quarter results conference call and webcast. With us today, we have Paul Rollinson, president and CEO; and the Kinross senior leadership team: Andrea Freeborough, Paul Tomory and Geoff Gold.
APG earnings call for the period ending March 31, 2021.
Image source: The Motley Fool. The Macerich Company (NYSE: MAC)Q1 2021 Earnings CallMay 12, 2021, 1:00 p.m. ETContents: Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants Prepared Remarks: OperatorGood day, and welcome to The Macerich Company first-quarter 2021 earnings call.
By now, everyone should have access to the earnings press release that was issued this morning and is available on the Investor Relations page on SunOpta's website at www.sunopta.com. As a reminder, please note that the prepared remarks which will follow, contain forward-looking statements and management may make additional forward-looking statements in response to your questions. The company undertakes no obligation to publicly correct or update the forward-looking statements made during the presentation to reflect future events or circumstances, except as may be required under applicable securities laws.
Caleb Kennedy is leaving "American Idol" after a social media post surfaced of him sitting next to someone in what appears to be a Ku Klux Klan hood.
Review: Clayne Crawford gives a mesmerizing performance in this taut and absorbing portrait of marital discord.