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Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham have linked up with six other clubs from Europe.
The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): 7:05 p.m. Ontario is expanding the number of residents eligible to receive the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine. A spokeswoman for the province's health minister says those 40 and older can start receiving the shot as of Tuesday. The previous cut-off age was 55. Alexandra Hilkene says AstraZeneca shots will be available through pharmacies and primary care providers. --- 6 p.m. Alberta is reporting 1,516 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. There have also been three additional virus-related deaths. The province's chief medical health officer says in a series of tweets that 800 of the new cases reported today are variants of concern. Dr. Deena Hinshaw says out of 15,343 tests completed in the past day, 9.8 per cent of them have been positive for COVID-19. --- 4:30 p.m. The federal government says it has reached out to numerous provinces to see whether they can provide health-care workers to help with the surge in new COVID-19 cases in Ontario. Yet it isn't clear whether the Ontario government has agreed to take the assistance, which was announced by four federal ministers during a news conference this afternoon. Ontario on Friday rejected an offer from Ottawa for mobile vaccination clinics, saying what it really needs is more vaccines, even as the province said it was short nurses. --- 3:50 p.m. Saskatchewan is reporting 289 new cases of COVID-19, as well as one additional death. The person who died was in their 50s and lived in the province's North Central zone. Health officials report there have been 11,063 new doses of vaccine administered in the past day, bringing the provincial total to 345,126. --- 3 p.m. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says federal health-care workers will be sent to Ontario to help manage the worsening COVID-19 crisis. Trudeau says in a video update that workers from departments such as National Defence and Immigration will be reassigned to help in the Greater Toronto Area in particular. He says he’s also working with provinces such as Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador and Prince Edward Island to see what human resources and equipment they can spare. He says the federal government will also work with Ontario cities to deploy rapid tests to hard-hit locations and will cover the costs of relocating personnel and resources from other provinces. --- 2:30 p.m. British Columbia says ready to expand its vaccine effort to residents as young as 18. Authorities say those 18 and older will be invited to register for an immunization appointment over the course of the week. Registration will be open to those 40 and above starting Monday, with the lower age limit decreasing every following day. Those as young as 18 will be able to sign up by Friday. The government says those who register for a vaccine will be contacted about booking an actual appointment after they've signed up. --- 2:15 p.m. Nunavut is reporting three new COVID-19 cases, all of which are in Iqaluit where the territory's only current outbreak is located. Today's new cases in the capital raise the total number of active infections to 22. The city of approximately 8,000 went into lockdown Thursday when it identified its first case. Health authorities identified 12 additional cases on Friday and six more on Saturday. --- 1:50 p.m. Manitoba is reporting 170 new COVID-19 cases today and one additional death. The province's daily pandemic update says three cases have been removed due to data correction, bringing Manitoba's total number of infections since the beginning of the pandemic to 36,159. The person who died was a man in his 70s from the Prairie Mountain Health Region in southwestern Manitoba. The province's five day test-positivity rate is 5.6 per cent. There are 132 people in hospital in Manitoba with COVID-19, with 33 of those in intensive care. --- 12:45 p.m. Prince Edward Island is reporting three new cases of COVID-19 today. Chief public health officer Dr. Heather Morrison says the new cases include a child under 10 years old who has been hospitalized, an individual in their 30s and a person in their 50s. All three cases are related to travel outside of Atlantic Canada. The Island currently has 10 active cases. --- 12:40 p.m. Nova Scotia is reporting seven new cases of COVID-19 today. Four of the cases are in the Halifax area, with two close contacts of previously reported cases, one related to international travel and the other under investigation. The three other infections are in the eastern health zone and are related to travel outside of Atlantic Canada. Nova Scotia has 49 active cases of COVID-19. --- 12:25 p.m. New Brunswick is reporting 10 new cases of COVID-19 today. Nine of the cases are in the Edmundston region with six confirmed as contacts of previously confirmed patients and the other three under investigation. The remaining case is in the Saint John area and is related to travel. The province has a total of 153 active infections. --- 11:10 a.m. Quebec is reporting 1,344 new cases of COVID-19 today, along with nine new deaths related to the virus. The province says two of the most recent deaths occurred in the past 24 hours, while the other seven took place between April 11 and 16. Hospitalizations in the province declined slightly, falling by nine to 683. The number of patients in intensive care units remained stable at 175. --- 11 a.m. Hospitalizations and admissions to intensive care units continue to reach record heights in Ontario. The province says 2,107 patients are currently in hospital, with 741 in an ICU and more than 500 on a ventilator. Provincial figures show hospital admissions are currently outpacing recoveries from COVID-19. Ontario is also reporting 4,250 new infections over the last 24 hour and 18 virus-related deaths. --- This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 18, 2021. The Canadian Press
Vandals left a pig’s head at the one-time California home of a use-of-force expert who testified on behalf of the officer accused of killing George Floyd, police said. Blood was also smeared on the house in Santa Rosa, north of San Francisco, that once belonged to Barry Brodd, a retired police officer who was on the stand in the Minneapolis murder trial last week, according to a police statement Saturday. “It appears the suspects in this vandalism were targeting Mr. Brodd for his testimony,” the Santa Rosa Police Department said.
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., April 18, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Yellow Corporation (NASDAQ: YELL) is recruiting employees for new positions in Irving, Texas. On Tuesday, April 21 and Wednesday, April 22, Yellow will host a hiring event as the trucking company looks to fill jobs including: mechanics, local drivers, dock workers and linehaul drivers. Yellow intends to hire qualified individuals for more than 120 positions in Irving immediately with more positions opening nationwide. Yellow is the second largest less-than-truckload carrier and the fifth largest transportation company in North America. Yellow’s 30,000 employees are based in all 50 states as well as Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico. Yellow’s Irving hiring day is one of more than two dozen similar recruiting events taking place across America between now and July. By the end of 2021, Yellow aims to hire thousands of new employees nationwide with at least 1,500 of those positions earmarked for commercial drivers. “Seventy percent of America’s freight moves on our nation’s highways, so it’s essential that the industry continue to ramp up hiring to keep the U.S. supply chain humming along,” said Darren Hawkins, Chief Executive Officer of Yellow. “Yellow pays very competitive wages and offers outstanding healthcare benefits for employees,” said Mr. Hawkins. “For those with trucking experience or not, or folks looking for a new opportunity or needing to make a job change due to pandemic fallout, it’s an exciting time to build a career and a future at Yellow.” In addition to the April 21-22 recruiting days, Yellow continues to sponsor its Dallas Driver Academy, which provides classroom and road training for those interested in careers as commercial drivers. For information on dates, please contact Yellow at (833) 475-8201. “Hiring is our number one priority,” said Hawkins. “Our freight professionals serve as the economic lifeline to nearly every community in America. Transportation and trucking people are patriots.” On Tuesday, April 21 and Wednesday, April 22, Yellow’s recruiting event will take place at YRC Freight Irving, 200 Beltline Rd., Irving, Texas 75061 from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM each day. Candidates will have the opportunity to interview with hiring managers and receive assistance with the applications and paperwork. No reservation is necessary. For more information or to apply, please visit www.MyYellow.com, and click “Careers” in the top right. About Yellow CorporationYellow Corporation has one of the largest, most comprehensive logistics and less-than-truckload (LTL) networks in North America with local, regional, national, and international capabilities. Through our teams of experienced service professionals, Yellow Corporation offers industry-leading expertise in flexible supply chain solutions, ensuring customers can ship industrial, commercial, and retail goods with confidence. Yellow Corporation, headquartered in Overland Park, Kan., is the holding company for a portfolio of LTL brands including Holland, New Penn, Reddaway, and YRC Freight, as well as the logistics company HNRY Logistics. Please visit our website at www.myyellow.com for more information. Media Contacts:Mike Kelley 913-696-6121 Heather Nauert firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Investor Contact: Tony Carreño 913-696-6108 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Home Secretary will deliver a speech critical of Facebook's privacy plan for its apps.
MTV is pausing production on the dating competition Are You the One? after a former contestant has alleged she was drugged and sexually assaulted during filming. Gianna Hammer, a contestant on Season 5, which aired in 2017, tells The Daily Beast she was given prescription medication by production to calm her down after an argument […]
Andy Cooke, Chief Constable of Merseyside Police, said if he was given a £5bn budget to cut crime, most of it would be spent trying to tackle poverty.
Advertised prices for homes in Britain hit a record high after finance minister Rishi Sunak stoked the market again by extending a tax cut for home-buyers last month, property website Rightmove said on Monday. Asking prices jumped by 2.1% in the five weeks to April 10, only the second time in five years that prices have risen by more than 2% from one month to the next, Rightmove said. On March 3 Sunak said he would extend a temporary tax break for buyers and he also announced a new mortgage guarantee scheme for first-time buyers who cannot afford large deposits.
Twelve of Europe’s leading football clubs have today come together to announce they have agreed to establish a new mid-week competition, the Super League, governed by its founding clubs. AC Milan, Arsenal FC, Atletico de Madrid, Chelsea FC, FC Barcelona, FC Internazionale Milano, Juventus FC, Liverpool FC, Manchester City, Manchester United, Real Madrid CF and Tottenham Hotspur have all joined as founding clubs.
OAKLAND, Calif. — Matt Olson scored from second base on a fielding error by Detroit third baseman Jeimer Candelario with two outs in the ninth inning, rallying the Oakland Athletics past the Tigers 3-2 on Sunday for their eighth straight win. Sean Murphy hit a tying home run in the eighth as the A’s swept the four-game series. Olson hit a one-out double off Gregory Soto (1-0) when Tigers centre fielder Victor Reyes lost a high fly ball in the sun. After Matt Chapman struck out looking, Murphy walked before pinch-hitter Mitch Moreland hit a sharp grounder that rolled under Candelario’s glove into left field. Ramon Laureano had an RBI triple for the A’s. Harold Castro had three hits for the Tigers, including a two-run single in the sixth that snapped Detroit’s 23-inning scoreless streak, Lou Trivino (1-0) retired three batters for the win. STRONG STARTS Both starters pitched effectively but left with no-decisions. Detroit’s Boyd gave up four hits and two runs in 7 1/3 innings. Murphy’s home run was the first off Boyd this season after the lefty allowed an AL-leading 15 in the shortened 2020 season. A’s starter Chris Bassitt struck out a season-high eight in six innings and allowed five hits and two runs. ESCAPE ACT Bassitt pitched himself into trouble in the first but wriggled out of the jam with a little luck. After Tigers leadoff man Robbie Grossman walked and Candelario singled, Willi Castro lofted a short fly that fell in front of A’s centre fielder Laureano. Laureano alertly threw to third to nail Grossman, who had paused to see if the ball would drop. Wilson Ramos singled to load the bases but Bassitt retired Renato Núñez on a popup then fanned Harold Castro on three pitches. MELVIN’S MILESTONE The game marked the 1,471st for Bob Melvin as manager of the A’s, tying current White Sox skipper Tony La Russa for second most in Oakland history. Connie Mack holds the franchise record with 7,396. “It means I’ve dodged a few bullets along the way and remained in place,” said Melvin, whose 776 wins are 22 fewer than La Russa’s. TRAINER’S ROOM Tigers: RHP Spencer Turnbull threw a bullpen at the Tigers'Triple-A facility in Toledo and is scheduled to come off the IL to pitch against Pittsburgh on Wednesday. Turnbull has been on the COVID-19 list since March 29. Athletics: OF Stephen Piscotty is due to come off the paternity list Monday. UP NEXT Tigers: Following a day off, RHP Michael Fullmer (1-0. 3.00 ERA) faces the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday to begin a seven-game homestand. Athletics: Melvin is undecided on his rotation for the series against the Twins after Monday’s game was postponed due to COVID-19 concerns involving some of the Minnesota players. A doubleheader is scheduled for Tuesday pending further testing. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/hub/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Michael Wagaman, The Associated Press
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Mark Stone, Max Pacioretty and Nicolas Roy each had a goal and an assist Sunday and the Vegas Golden Knights defeated the Anaheim Ducks 5-2 to move into a tie for first place in the West Division with the Colorado Avalanche. Alex Pietrangelo and Alex Tuch also scored goals, while Marc-Andre Fleury made 33 saves as the Golden Knights extended their winning streak to six games, matching a season best. Stone had his fourth consecutive multi-point game, matching his career best, previously done Dec. 13 to 19, 2019. Currently on a three-game COVID-19-related pause, the Avalanche are not scheduled to return to action until Thursday at St. Louis. The Golden Knights and Avalanche are scheduled to meet two more times in the regular season. Max Comtois and Danton Heinen scored goals for Anaheim, while Adam Henrique reached 200 assists in his career. John Gibson made 24 saves for the Ducks. Pacioretty gave the Golden Knights a quick 1-0 lead at 3:25 of the first period when he redirected Alec Martinez’s shot from near the blue line past Gibson. It was Pacioretty’s team-leading 22nd goal, while Stone had a secondary assist, his team-leading 35th. After they were held without a goal in a 4-0 loss to the Golden Knights on Friday, the Ducks finally got on the scoreboard when Comtois scored at 6:23 of the opening period, his team-leading 13th and his third in his past seven games. Vegas went on top for good when Pietrangelo scored at 14:46 of the first period when he brought the puck in across the blue line and took advantage of a sagging defence when he blasted a shot just inside the left post. It was his fourth of the season. The Golden Knights made it 3-1 when Roy scored at 2:43 of the second period, his fifth. After Heinen ripped a shot past Fleury from near the right boards to pull Anaheim within a goal, Stone made it a two-score advantage when he delivered his 15th of the season with 1:47 remaining in the second period. Henrique’s 200th assist came on Heinen’s goal, with 65 of those assists coming in his four seasons with the Ducks. Tuch scored an empty-net goal for Vegas with 1:27 to play, his 16th. Martinez had a pair of assists for the Golden Knights. GOLDEN AGAINST THE DUCKS Sunday’s victory gave Vegas a 6-1-0 record against Anaheim this season, continuing a dominating history. The Golden Knights have won 16 of their 19 games against the Ducks, their most regular-season victories against a single team. One more game remains in the season series, back at Anaheim on Saturday. MAKING HIS MARK Roy has become more assertive from his centre position of late, anchoring the Golden Knights’ fourth line Sunday while scoring in back-to-back games against the Ducks. Of Roy’s five goals, four have come in his past seven games. It was the first time Roy had scored a goal in back-to-back games in his 76-game career. UP NEXT Golden Knights: A set of back-to-back games at home against the San Jose Sharks will begin Monday, ahead of a return visit to Anaheim on Saturday. Ducks: A visit to face the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday will be the first of five games between the area rivals in a span of 12 days. ___ More AP NHL: https://apnews.com/hub/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Doug Padilla, The Associated Press
Auto industry executives are rattled by a global shortage of semiconductors which is hitting production in China, after hoping the world's biggest car market could spearhead global recovery in the sector. Automakers around the world have had to adjust assembly lines due to the shortages, caused by manufacturing delays that some semiconductor makers blame on a faster-than expected recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. Volkswagen AG, China's biggest foreign automaker which wants to sell over four million vehicles in the country, said the impact of the shortage remains unabated in the second quarter this year.
The search for more space and new surroundings is still driving the UK housing market, according to Rightmove,
Salvador Perez homers again in 2-0 win vs. Blue Jays
The monarch will turn 95 on Wednesday, four days after Philip’s funeral.
India's government and parts of the media ignored warnings about a rising wave of cases, experts say.
UK house prices surge as high demand meets record shortage of homes for sale. Government to unveil new 95% mortgage guarantee scheme as Rightmove says average asking price rose 2.1% in April
Trial to study effect of immune system on Covid reinfection . Oxford scientists will track whether participants are reinfected when re-exposed to coronavirus
NHS targets middle-aged men with online diabetes risk quiz. Campaign in England intended in part to prevent Covid deaths among those with type 2 diabetes
UK must level up but there is no ‘one size fits all’ answer, says head of CBI. Tony Danker says firms should build ‘clusters of expertise’ and capitalise on inherent local advantages