The U.S. economy added back the most jobs in fourth months in February. Yahoo Finance’s Brian Sozzi, Julie Hyman, Myles Udland, and Emily McCormick break down all the details.
The U.S. economy added back the most jobs in fourth months in February. Yahoo Finance’s Brian Sozzi, Julie Hyman, Myles Udland, and Emily McCormick break down all the details.
The boss of Europe's biggest holiday company thinks successful vaccine programmes can prevent another washout.
Football fans in Gambia were frustrated that they could not watch their national team, the Scorpions, play in Independence Stadium last month because of Covid-19 restrictions. Supporters were also anxious about the selection of players who are currently not linked to any football club. However, the recent controversies have been forgotten as the country secured its first-ever qualification for the final stages of the Cup of African Nations. Gambian fans couldn’t understand why veteran players not currently tied to professional football clubs were picked for the national team instead of younger players.Scorpions' captain Pa Modou Jagne has represented the country for over 15 years but has not played club football for some time. He told the Africa Calling podcast that the criticism almost forced him to withdraw from the national team."Some months back I already contacted the coach and team manager to tell them that if I don't have a club until up to the match, I am not going to come,” says Jagne.“But they told me, ‘we need you as a leader, you cannot miss this game, you have to be there, even if you don't play. You have to come because we believe in your leadership and we need that leadership in the camp’" he says.Captain Jagne however says he was very proud and happy to lead the Gambia squad to CAN qualification, even though the pressure was intense."It was not just about not having a club but also playing at home without fans was equally frustrating and I hope the pandemic ends soon so we can have the fans back at the stadium," he adds.After the Scorpions beat Angola at home with a lone goal from striker Assan Ceesay to confirm their spot in the Total Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon 2022 finals, thousands of fans stormed onto the streets of Banjul to celebrate a moment they've been anticipating for over sixty years, temporarily forgetting the frustration of being barred from the stadium due to coronavirus restrictions."The whole country is in jubilant mood and we are excited! I can't express the feelings I'm having! God bless The Gambia," Habib Fall, a Scorpions fan, said while celebrating on the street.The small West African nation will now experience the feeling of playing in the continental showpiece, although football, and sport in general, has not been the same with all the restrictions.Gambia's coach Tom Sainfeit says he’s optimistic that they will have the fans back at the stadium to cheer the team on."Hopefully we can kick out Covid soon and hopefully we can get the fans back in the stadium, because celebrating the goals, celebrating the victories together with the fans is the most beautiful thing," he says.Funding issuesThe Gambian government has been criticised in the past for the scant funding allocated to the youth and sport ministry in the national budget, so will the CAN qualification mean more investment in football? Sports Minister Bakary Badjie says the government is ready to motivate the team at all cost."There is a lot of investment that has been done in football, people look at the budget and sometimes critise the budget, but budgets are not what you see, there are lots of things that go under the budget,” says Badjie. Ep 21: Mali's rural solar city, Malawi deals with a banana disease, and Gambia cheers on its Scorpions Gift turns into gain with first ‘made in Gambia’ chocolate bar “When you read the budget and say, ‘oh six million for sports development’ and you think that is all that is there, no, we are spending almost twenty-two million on this game alone,” he adds.Despite the minister's affirmation that the government will support the national teams, Lamin Kaba Bajo, president of the Gambia Football Federation (GFF), says financial constraints might be their biggest challenge on the route to the finals in Cameron in 2022. He says the federation appreciates the government's support but it is still less than what they expected."I think the federation is still shouldering the bulk of the responsibilities financially and logistically and everything else,” says Bajo.“We appreciate the contribution of the government, but it’s still not enough -- what they’re doing now is complimenting what GFF is doing. We want it to be the other way round, so the GFF will compliment what the government does," he adds.
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Dublin, April 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Cloud Robotics Market by Technology, Robot Type, Hardware, Software, Services, Infrastructure and Cloud Deployment Types, and Industry Verticals 2021 - 2026" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. Select Report Findings: Global cloud robotics market will approach $27.5 billion by 2026, growing at 33.1% CAGRGlobal AI market in cloud robotics will reach $17.2 billion by 2026, growing at 59.4% CAGRGlobal 5G in cloud robotics market will reach $10.6 billion by 2028, growing at 79.2% CAGRCellular is the largest connectivity technology with 49.5% of the total cloud robotics marketRobotics as a Service is the largest business model with 43.3% of the total cloud robotics marketPeer-based is the largest implementation method with 44% of the total cloud robotics marketNorth America is the largest region with 35% of the total cloud robotics market followed by Asia PacPlatforms, servers, and other infrastructure are the largest portion of the total cloud robotics market at 64% of totalManufacturing, automotive, transportation, healthcare, entertainment are the major industry verticals This report assesses the cloud robotics market including technologies, companies, strategies, use cases, and solutions. The report provides global and regional forecasts for cloud robotics apps, services, and components from 2021 to 2026. Forecasts include the market outlook for cloud services support of cloud robotics including Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS), and Robotics as a Service (RaaS). Forecasting for cloud robotics by robot type and deployment model is also included covering Public Cloud, Private Cloud, Hybrid Cloud, and Community Cloud. Cloud robotics is distinguished from the general field of electromechanical automation through its use of teleoperation as well as reliance upon various cloud computing technologies such as computing and storage as well as the emerging cloud-based business models enabling robotics-as-a-service. In addition, cloud robotics will benefit greatly from edge computing technologies, such as Mobile Edge Computing (MEC), as well as the commercial introduction of 5G New Radio (5GNR) technologies based on millimeter-wave (mmWave) frequencies. The combination of robotics, teleoperation, MEC, and core cloud technologies is poised to transform enterprise operations, industrial processes, and consumer services across many industry verticals. Both purpose-built and general-purpose robotics segments will benefit greatly from cloud operations as well as both terrestrial and aerial robots. In the case of the latter, mass consumerization will occur as end-users become accustomed to autonomous and remote-control robots for many different personal services tasks. The cloud robotics market will usher into existence a much broader array of robotics services. This is due to several factors including much more flexible services execution, reduced operational friction (such as fewer proprietary interfaces), and improved economics through robotics-as-a-service in a cloud-based application model. Initially, industrial and government clients will see the greatest benefit, followed by the enterprise in certain leading industry verticals. The cloud robotics market will eventually open up to consumers in a limited manner. Thanks to 5GNR wireless support, many cloud robotics applications will be untethered and portable, but not highly mobile due to line of sight (LOS) limitations of mmWave propagation. However, LOS will be adequate for many cloud robotics market applications such as those found in military and industrial solutions. Enterprise and government (federal, state, and local) security will be one of the leading solutions, which will typically be provided on a security-as-a-service basis through managed service robotics companies such as Knightscope, Inc. Key Topics Covered: 1.0 Executive Summary 2.0 Introduction2.1 Cloud Robotics Overview2.2 Traditional vs. Cloud Robotics2.3 Cloud Robotics Architecture2.3.1 System Architecture2.3.2 Functional Architecture2.3.3 Elastic Computing Architecture2.3.4 Cloud Robotics as a System2.3.5 Cloud Robotics Prototyping2.4 Robot Types2.5 Cloud Technology in Robotics2.6 Artificial Intelligence Solutions2.7 Cloud Robotics Connectivity: LTE, 5G, and More2.8 IoT, Industrial IoT and Cloud Robotics2.9 Collaborative Robots2.10 Market Challenges and Opportunities 3.0 Cloud Robotics Enabling Technologies3.1 Teleoperation3.2 Cloud Computing3.3 Edge Computing3.4 Fifth Generation (5G) Cellular3.4.1 5G and Robotics3.4.2 5G and Network Slicing 4.0 Cloud Robotics Ecosystem Analysis4.1 Market Segmentation4.2 Ecosystem and Players4.3 Cloud Robotics Applications4.4 Anticipated Regional Adoption4.5 Emerging Cloud Robotics Business Models4.6 Robotics Production4.7 Robotics Cost Structure4.8 Robotics ROI4.9 Cloud Robotics Intellectual Property4.10 Research and Development Activities 5.0 Cloud Robotics Market Drivers and Challenges5.1 Cloud Robotics Market Drivers5.2 Cloud Robotics Challenges 6.0 Company Analysis6.1 Rockwell Automation Inc.6.2 KUKA AG6.3 ABB Group6.4 FANUC Corporation6.5 Yaskawa Electric Corporation6.6 Universal Robots6.7 Tend.ai6.8 Rapyuta Robotics Co. Ltd.6.9 HotBlack Robotics Srl6.10 Calvary Robotics6.11 Motion Controls Robotics Inc.6.12 Wolf Robotics LLC6.13 Tech-Con Automation Inc.6.14 Matrix Industrial Automation6.15 Automation IG6.16 Ortelio Ltd6.17 SoftBank Robotics Holding Corp.6.18 iRobot Corp.6.19 Google Inc.6.20 IBM Corporation6.21 Microsoft Corporation6.22 Ecovacs Robotics Inc.6.23 CloudMinds6.24 Ozobot & Evollve Inc.6.25 Segway Inc. and Ninebot6.26 Erle Robotics6.27 Adept Technology6.28 Ekso Bionics6.29 Lockheed Martin6.30 Mazor Robotics6.31 Pv-Kraftwerker6.32 ReconRobotics Inc.6.33 Seegrid6.34 SpaceX 7.0 Cloud Robotics Market Forecast 2021 - 20267.1 Global Cloud Robotics Market 2021 - 20267.2 Total Cloud Robotics Market7.3 Cloud Robotics Market by Technology7.3.1 Cloud Robotics Market by Hardware Type7.3.2 Cloud Robotics Market by Software Type7.3.3 Cloud Robotics Market by Service Type7.4 Cloud Robotics Market by Implementation Module7.5 Cloud Robotics Market by Connectivity Technology7.5.1 Cloud Robotics Market by Cellular Connectivity Technology7.6 Cloud Robotics Market by Business Model7.7 Cloud Robotics Market by Deployment Type7.8 Cloud Robotics Market by Industrial, Enterprise, and Consumer Sectors7.9 Artificial Intelligence Market in Cloud Robotics7.10 5G in Cloud Robotics Market7.11 Data Analytics Software Market in Cloud Robotics7.12 Regional Cloud Robotics Market 2021 - 20267.13 Cloud Robotics Markets by Region 8.0 Drone Market Analysis and Forecasts 2021 - 20268.1 Global Drone Market Revenue Forecasts 2021 - 20268.1.1 Global Drone Market Size8.1.2 Global Commercial Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Market Size8.2 Commercial Drone Market by Segments8.2.1 Commercial Drones Market by Product Type8.2.2 Commercial Drone Market by Technology8.2.3 Commercial Drone Market by Application Vertical8.3 Regional Drone Market Revenue Forecasts 2021 - 20268.3.1 Commercial Drone Market by Region 9.0 Conclusions and Recommendations 10.0 Appendix: Digital Twinning10.1 Global Digital Twins 2021 - 202610.2 Digital Twins Market by Type of Twinning 2021 - 202610.3 Digital Twins Applications 2021 - 202610.4 Digital Twins by Industry 2021 - 202610.5 Digital Twins in Manufacturing by Type 2021 - 202610.6 Digital Twins in Smart City by Type 2021 - 202610.7 Digital Twins in Automotive by Type 2021 - 202610.8 Digital Twins in Healthcare by Type 2021 - 202610.9 Digital Twins in Transport by Type 2021 - 202610.10 Digital Twins by Region 2021 - 2026For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/j6ftoq CONTACT: CONTACT: ResearchAndMarkets.com Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager firstname.lastname@example.org For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900
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British online grocer Ocado will invest 10 million pounds ($13.8 million) in autonomous vehicle software company Oxbotica as part of a tie-up that aims to reduce the cost of last-mile delivery and other logistics, it said on Friday. The partnership would include all aspects of autonomous vehicle development, Ocado said, though vehicles that operated in low-speed urban areas or restricted-access areas, such as inside its fulfilment centres, would become a reality sooner than fully autonomous deliveries to consumers' homes. The two companies started working together 2017 when Ocado conducted a two-week trial using an early prototype vehicle doing autonomous deliveries in Greenwich, London.
Simon & Schuster said Thursday night that it will no longer be distributing a book by Jonathan Mattingly, one of the Louisville police officers who shot Breonna Taylor in a raid that ended in the 26-year-old Black woman's death last March.
Pakistan temporarily blocked Facebook, Twitter and several other social media apps on security grounds on Friday amid a crackdown against a violent Islamist group, officials said. "In order to maintain public order and safety, access to certain social media applications has been restricted temporarily," a senior telecommunications authority official told Reuters, without specifying which social media.
A professor's freedom to express religious disapproval doesn't trump the dignity of our transgender students. Call them by the names they request.
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I’ve been agoraphobic – what I learned may help those with post-lockdown anxietyWhen home feels like a place of safety, ‘re-entry’ syndrome makes sense. But there are ways to gradually return to society ‘You might not be ready for crowds, but a quiet pint outside your local is manageable. Going to places at less busy times, or with someone you trust makes a difference. Slowly, you build up.’ Taplow, Buckinghamshire, 15 April. Photograph: Maureen McLean/Rex/Shutterstock
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The fastest man in the world, American sprinter Christian Coleman, will miss the Tokyo Olympics after failing Friday in an appeal to overturn his ban for missed doping tests. The Court of Arbitration for Sport did cut the 100-meter world champion’s ban from two years to 18 months, but the ban won't expire until November, three months after the Olympics. The panel of three judges said 18 months “was the appropriate sanction in the circumstances” because Coleman was not entirely at fault for one of his three missed tests in a one-year period.
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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on Friday, April 16, 2021. There are 1,096,716 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Canada: 1,096,716 confirmed cases (83,143 active, 990,073 resolved, 23,500 deaths).*The total case count includes 13 confirmed cases among repatriated travellers. There were 9,562 new cases Thursday. The rate of active cases is 218.77 per 100,000 people. Over the past seven days, there have been a total of 60,682 new cases. The seven-day rolling average of new cases is 8,669. There were 55 new reported deaths Thursday. Over the past seven days there have been a total of 289 new reported deaths. The seven-day rolling average of new reported deaths is 41. The seven-day rolling average of the death rate is 0.11 per 100,000 people. The overall death rate is 61.83 per 100,000 people. There have been 29,497,034 tests completed. _ Newfoundland and Labrador: 1,036 confirmed cases (19 active, 1,011 resolved, six deaths). There were two new cases Thursday. The rate of active cases is 3.64 per 100,000 people. Over the past seven days, there have been a total of 14 new cases. The seven-day rolling average of new cases is two. There have been no deaths reported over the past week. The overall death rate is 1.15 per 100,000 people. There have been 230,343 tests completed. _ Prince Edward Island: 167 confirmed cases (eight active, 159 resolved, zero deaths). There were two new cases Thursday. The rate of active cases is 5.01 per 100,000 people. Over the past seven days, there have been a total of six new cases. The seven-day rolling average of new cases is one. There have been no deaths reported over the past week. The overall death rate is zero per 100,000 people. There have been 132,773 tests completed. _ Nova Scotia: 1,786 confirmed cases (42 active, 1,678 resolved, 66 deaths). There were three new cases Thursday. The rate of active cases is 4.29 per 100,000 people. Over the past seven days, there have been a total of 32 new cases. The seven-day rolling average of new cases is five. There have been no deaths reported over the past week. The overall death rate is 6.74 per 100,000 people. There have been 457,124 tests completed. _ Nouveau-Brunswick: 1,760 confirmed cases (141 active, 1,586 resolved, 33 deaths). There were eight new cases Thursday. The rate of active cases is 18.04 per 100,000 people. Over the past seven days, there have been a total of 74 new cases. The seven-day rolling average of new cases is 11. There were zero new reported deaths Thursday. Over the past seven days there have been a total of two new reported deaths. The seven-day rolling average of new reported deaths is zero. The seven-day rolling average of the death rate is 0.04 per 100,000 people. The overall death rate is 4.22 per 100,000 people. There have been 279,860 tests completed. _ Quebec: 332,544 confirmed cases (14,018 active, 307,748 resolved, 10,778 deaths). There were 1,513 new cases Thursday. The rate of active cases is 163.48 per 100,000 people. Over the past seven days, there have been a total of 11,133 new cases. The seven-day rolling average of new cases is 1,590. There were 15 new reported deaths Thursday. Over the past seven days there have been a total of 60 new reported deaths. The seven-day rolling average of new reported deaths is nine. The seven-day rolling average of the death rate is 0.1 per 100,000 people. The overall death rate is 125.7 per 100,000 people. There have been 7,682,649 tests completed. _ Ontario: 403,571 confirmed cases (38,341 active, 357,591 resolved, 7,639 deaths). There were 4,736 new cases Thursday. The rate of active cases is 260.22 per 100,000 people. Over the past seven days, there have been a total of 29,459 new cases. The seven-day rolling average of new cases is 4,208. There were 29 new reported deaths Thursday. Over the past seven days there have been a total of 145 new reported deaths. The seven-day rolling average of new reported deaths is 21. The seven-day rolling average of the death rate is 0.14 per 100,000 people. The overall death rate is 51.85 per 100,000 people. There have been 13,141,532 tests completed. _ Manitoba: 35,688 confirmed cases (1,528 active, 33,205 resolved, 955 deaths). There were 153 new cases Thursday. The rate of active cases is 110.78 per 100,000 people. Over the past seven days, there have been a total of 898 new cases. The seven-day rolling average of new cases is 128. There was one new reported death Thursday. Over the past seven days there have been a total of nine new reported deaths. The seven-day rolling average of new reported deaths is one. The seven-day rolling average of the death rate is 0.09 per 100,000 people. The overall death rate is 69.24 per 100,000 people. There have been 620,357 tests completed. _ Saskatchewan: 37,384 confirmed cases (2,599 active, 34,325 resolved, 460 deaths). There were 293 new cases Thursday. The rate of active cases is 220.5 per 100,000 people. Over the past seven days, there have been a total of 1,994 new cases. The seven-day rolling average of new cases is 285. There were two new reported deaths Thursday. Over the past seven days there have been a total of 13 new reported deaths. The seven-day rolling average of new reported deaths is two. The seven-day rolling average of the death rate is 0.16 per 100,000 people. The overall death rate is 39.03 per 100,000 people. There have been 712,589 tests completed. _ Alberta: 166,177 confirmed cases (16,223 active, 147,920 resolved, 2,034 deaths). There were 1,646 new cases Thursday. The rate of active cases is 366.88 per 100,000 people. Over the past seven days, there have been a total of 9,272 new cases. The seven-day rolling average of new cases is 1,325. There were five new reported deaths Thursday. Over the past seven days there have been a total of 29 new reported deaths. The seven-day rolling average of new reported deaths is four. The seven-day rolling average of the death rate is 0.09 per 100,000 people. The overall death rate is 46 per 100,000 people. There have been 3,879,103 tests completed. _ British Columbia: 116,075 confirmed cases (10,220 active, 104,331 resolved, 1,524 deaths). There were 1,205 new cases Thursday. The rate of active cases is 198.53 per 100,000 people. Over the past seven days, there have been a total of 7,797 new cases. The seven-day rolling average of new cases is 1,114. There were three new reported deaths Thursday. Over the past seven days there have been a total of 31 new reported deaths. The seven-day rolling average of new reported deaths is four. The seven-day rolling average of the death rate is 0.09 per 100,000 people. The overall death rate is 29.61 per 100,000 people. There have been 2,325,027 tests completed. _ Yukon: 76 confirmed cases (two active, 73 resolved, one death). There were zero new cases Thursday. The rate of active cases is 4.76 per 100,000 people. Over the past seven days, there have been a total of two new cases. The seven-day rolling average of new cases is zero. There have been no deaths reported over the past week. The overall death rate is 2.38 per 100,000 people. There have been 8,711 tests completed. _ Northwest Territories: 43 confirmed cases (one active, 42 resolved, zero deaths). There were zero new cases Thursday. The rate of active cases is 2.21 per 100,000 people. Over the past seven days, there have been a total of zero new cases. The seven-day rolling average of new cases is zero. There have been no deaths reported over the past week. The overall death rate is zero per 100,000 people. There have been 16,816 tests completed. _ Nunavut: 396 confirmed cases (one active, 391 resolved, four deaths). There was one new case Thursday. The rate of active cases is 2.54 per 100,000 people. Over the past seven days, there has been one new case. The seven-day rolling average of new cases is zero. There have been no deaths reported over the past week. The overall death rate is 10.16 per 100,000 people. There have been 10,074 tests completed. This report was automatically generated by The Canadian Press Digital Data Desk and was first published April 16, 2021. The Canadian Press
TORONTO — Ontario could announce new public health restrictions today to curb surging cases of COVID-19 which are straining hospital capacity. The province's associate medical officer of health said Thursday that additional recommendations have been made to cabinet. Dr. Barbara Yaffe said the situation in the province is "dire" and worse than any other point in the pandemic. Solicitor General Sylvia Jones said "everything is on the table" when asked about possible new restrictions on Thursday. She would not say what specific measures cabinet was considering, or could be announced today. Ontario's science advisory co-chair Dr. Adalsteinn Brown is also expected to provide an updated pandemic modelling briefing today. This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 16, 2021. The Canadian Press
The Bonaventure River — in the Baie-des-Chaleurs, on the Gaspé Peninsula — is renowned for its crystal clear waters, world-class salmon fishing, and perfect canoe and kayak conditions. But some say the river has become a victim of its own popularity and that the province should impose limits on the number of people using it in order to better protect the ecosystem. The ZEC de la Rivière Bonaventure — which manages the river's controlled zone for the province — has put forward a water-use plan to the Ministry of Forests, Wildlife and Parks in an effort to reduce the number of people fishing, kayaking, swimming and camping in and around the river. "There are many aspects to this problem," said Jean-Philippe Tessier, a board member for the ZEC. Tessier told Quebec AM that although the river's popularity has been steadily increasing since 2014, the COVID-19 pandemic and push for Quebecers to explore the outdoors and their own province made last summer's tourism levels untenable. "We do not want to live another 2020, this was total chaos," Tessier said, adding there is a certain sense of urgency to get the new rules passed as summer approaches. Élodie Brideau opposes the ZEC's plans to impose registrations for users of the Bonaventure River.(Submitted by Élodie Brideau) The water-use plan would limit the number of boats allowed on the river at a time, change the access terms for the river, and add certain regulations for people swimming or fishing. Tessier said it's about finding a balance between allowing the public to enjoy the river and finding a way to protect it. "They're all lovely people, they just all want the same thing: a nice smooth float down the river in peace and nature," he said. "So it's just about organizing everything." The final decision on the water-use plan is up to the provincial ministry but people are able to vote on whether or not they want a registry of access to the river. "We have been working for several years, and more intensely since 2016, in co-operation with several stakeholders to ensure the sustainability of the internationally renowned jewel that is the Bonaventure River," wrote Bonaventure Mayor Roch Audet in a statement. "This plan is in line with the city's guidelines for the preservation of this collective wealth, and the residents will gain from this," he said, adding the ZEC's plan considers both river users and residents. While nearly a dozen local stakeholders and the mayors of three nearby towns — St-Elzéar, St-Alphonse and Bonaventure — support the plan, not everyone agrees with the track the ZEC is on. Cime Adventures, a local tourism company that's been in operation for more than 30 years, is decidedly against it. "What's really preoccupying is we are rushing a decision without basing it on science, and we are compromising the upcoming tourist season," said general manager Élodie Brideau. Brideau said the ZEC's complaint about hundreds of people using the river at the same time is an "exaggeration," and that she believes regulating the river's use is pushing everyone further from a viable solution. Cime Adventures, which also offers education about best practices and respect for the environment, welcomed more than 40,000 visitors last year. Brideau said decreasing the number of people on the river is not viable for the company, and that no one should be faulted for the river's popularity, which she said is "like the Percé Rock of the Baie-des-Chaleurs" and is one of the region's main tourist attractions. She added she'd like to see scientific studies about the Bonaventure River's ecosystem, instead of relying on anecdotes and observations to make decisions.