NHL commissioner Gary Bettman discusses the new broadcasting deal with ESPN, the benefits to consumers and how it will affect the salary cap going forward.
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman discusses the new broadcasting deal with ESPN, the benefits to consumers and how it will affect the salary cap going forward.
In support of 16-year-old Ma'Khia Bryant, who was shot and killed by Columbus Police this week, more than 400 Ohio State University students, staff and faculty members attended a sit-in on Wednesday, demanding that the university sever ties with the local police department.
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Punjab Kings ended a three-match losing streak and handed defending champions Mumbai Indians a nine-wicket thrashing in the Indian Premier League on Friday. The Punjab battery set it up by limiting Mumbai to 131-6. Captain Lokesh Rahul, 60 not out, Chris Gayle, 43 not out, and Mayank Agarwal, 25, knocked off the winning runs with 14 balls to spare.
Chadwick Boseman Tribute NFT NFT by artist Andre Oshea in tribute to Chadwick Boseman, raising money for the Colon Cancer Foundation. Auction will be held in conjunction with “Hollywood’s Biggest Night" and marks the first time an NFT Will be dropped into each nominee’s gift bagDigital artist Andre Oshea to create inspirational tribute in memory of BosemanProceeds from the auction to support colorectal cancer screening in underserved communities; For more information, visit adventureppc.com/nomineeth LOS ANGELES, April 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- It’s the first foray into the world of NFTs for “Hollywood’s Biggest Night” — the new technology that allows people to own a unique piece of digital content — and the social impact couldn’t be any bigger. Through a partnership with AdVenture Media, Metaversal and Rarible, the first ever NFT (Non Fungible Token) offering will be included in this year’s prestigious “Everyone Wins” Nominee Gift Bag, while also featuring an NFT tribute piece in memory of Actor Chadwick Boseman, from which proceeds will benefit the Colon Cancer Foundation (CCF). The legendary actor, who is nominated for Best Actor, tragically died less than a year ago in August 2020 from advanced-stage colon cancer, a diagnosis that he chose to keep private. Digital artist Andre Oshea has been commissioned to create the piece. “This rare special edition NFT is the very first offered as a tribute to the prolific actor, a unique piece of art which is limited to just 1 edition and will never be minted again,” said Isaac Rudansky, founder of AdVenture Media. “This NFT commemorates Chadwick's incredible legacy while supporting the nationwide initiative to provide 10,000 colorectal cancer (CRC) screening tests to underserved communities in 2021.” CCF is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to a World Without Colorectal Cancer through awareness, prevention, screening, and research. All proceeds raised through NFT auction will help support the foundation’s ambitious goal of providing 10,000 at-home CRC screening kits to people in underserved communities. “CCF is proud to be affiliated with the “Everyone Wins” Nominee Gift Bags honoring the year’s best and brightest stars,” said Cindy Borassi, President of CCF. “The funds raised from the very special NFT auction will support our continuing efforts to fight against colorectal cancer through research, leading advocacy and promoting prevention, education and awareness. Together we can reduce the number of Americans affected by colorectal cancer.” CRC is a disease that disproportionately affects the Black community, where the rates are the highest of any racial group in the United States. African Americans are about 20 percent more likely to be diagnosed with CRC and about 40 percent more likely to die from it than the national average. CRC is the #2 cause of all cancer deaths for men and women combined and is expected to result in nearly 53,000 deaths in 2021 alone. It’s also the most detectable, treatable, and beatable cancer. The only way to detect CRC is by getting screened, and between the months of March and June last year, there was a 64 percent drop in CRC screenings because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Publicity and funds raised through the partnership would spread awareness about the importance of everyone 45 and older to get tested, and directly help provide 10,000 CRC screenings to underserved communities in 2021. For a donation of $35, CCF can provide one colon cancer screening to the underserved community. For more information visit www.adventureppc.com/nomineeth. Media Contact:Dan Cruz - email@example.com A photo accompanying this announcement is available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/4d6a4932-fc03-469b-9004-527839b6dd3f
CALGARY — Natural Resources Minister Seamus O’Regan says Canada will join the U.S. in establishing a platform for oil and gas producing countries to figure out how the sector can support implementing the Paris agreement on climate change and achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. Dubbed the Net-Zero Producers Forum, it is intended to develop emission reduction strategies and would include Canada, Norway, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United States, collectively accounting for about 40 per cent of global oil and gas production. It is to discuss ways to reduce methane emissions, advance the circular carbon economy, develop and deploy clean-energy and carbon capture, use and storage technologies and diversify economies from reliance on hydrocarbon revenues. The forum is being developed in parallel to the Leaders’ Summit on Climate hosted virtually by U.S. President Joe Biden this week. Biden announced Thursday that the U.S. would cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 50 to 52 per cent compared with 2005 levels by 2030 and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau vowed Canada would slash its GHGs by 40 to 45 per cent over the same period. The targets were called "extremely aggressive" by Precision Drilling Corp. CEO Kevin Neveu. On Friday, Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland defended Canada's higher target in a presentation to the Canadian Club in Toronto, saying that while the energy sector is very important to Canada, it has to be part of the climate change solution because "that's where the emissions are." O'Regan said the world is increasing climate ambitions and Canada will lead the way. "We have hundreds of thousands of workers who know how to build energy infrastructure, and they’ll be the ones to lower emissions and build our clean energy future," O'Regan said in a statement. This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 23, 2021. Companies in this story: (TSX:PD) The Canadian Press
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Get out your rainbow knives, because Selena Gomez is fixing up another meal. HBO Max has renewed the singer’s cooking show Selena + Chef for Season 3, to premiere later this year. In each episode, an all-star chef teaches Gomez how to make a dish via a video feed from their home kitchen, while Gomez […]
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TAMPA, Fla. — Jason Licht is enjoying the perks that come with being the general manager of a reigning Super Bowl champion. That includes the challenge of getting a late start on preparing for the NFL draft and not having a selection until the tail end of the first round as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers continue to get acclimated to what life’s like with Tom Brady. “It’s a good problem to have,” said Licht, who already has had a successful off-season by making good on a bold promise to do whatever necessary in free agency to keep an all-star roster assembled around Brady. With all 22 starters from the Super Bowl returning, the Bucs find themselves in unfamiliar territory for a club that missed the playoffs 12 consecutive seasons before Brady’s arrival set a new course in March 2020. For the first time in franchise history, Tampa Bay truly enters a draft without a need for immediate help at any position. “It is really a feeling this year that literally just about any player at any position we could take,” Licht said before cutting himself short. “I guess I’ll say I won’t take a kicker,” the GM added with a smile, mindful of recent draft-day blunders including Tampa Bay’s selection of Roberto Aguayo (second round, 2016) and Matt Gay (fifth round, 2019), both of whom were released after disappointing rookie seasons. “But liberating is a probably a very good word’’ to describe what’s it’s like to be picking 32nd overall compared to the top 10. “It’s a luxury we can pick the player we think is going to be the best in two years instead of two games.” And despite having no intentions of moving on from Brady, who signed a contract extension that’ll keep him in Tampa Bay for at least two more seasons, Licht and coach Bruce Arians have not ruled out selecting a quarterback at some point in the draft. “We go into that every year. If the guy’s there at the right time that we really think has a great future, then there’s no better time to have one sit for a couple of years and learn,” Arians said. “Each round there’s going to be one of those guys in that picture to try to see who’s the best (player) available right then.” Brady turns 44 in August and Ryan Griffin, who’s thrown four passes over six NFL seasons, is the only other QB currently under contract. Licht said what the Bucs won’t do is draft a quarterback “just to pick a quarterback.” “You want everybody to be on board, and the guy’s got to have the right mindset. He’s got to be, obviously, talented and can throw the ball, but he’s got to be someone we all feel comfortable with above the neck,” the GM said. “There’s always positives to drafting a quarterback if those things align.” WHAT WE COVET Unlike a year ago when Tampa Bay’s top two draft picks — right tackle Tristan Wirfs and safety Antoine Winfield Jr. — became immediate starters and flourished, the Bucs are focused on finding prospects to contribute on special teams as rookies, and compete for larger roles in 2022 and beyond. Arians said an emphasis will be placed on adding speed on defence, as well as depth on both lines of scrimmage. “Speed and physicality ... and a love for the game,” Arians said. NO PRECONCEIVED PLAN Licht said as always the Bucs will be open minded at the prospect of moving up or down in the draft order, depending on who’s available at a particular time. “All those options will be on the board, just like they are every year,” the GM said. “There are opportunities for us to get better.” Licht stressed that virtually every position could be on the table, especially in the first two rounds. “Your needs and your desires in April are completely different when it comes time for September,” Licht said. “Sometimes you can take players and people scratch their head: ‘Why would they take him?’ Then come September or December, you’re glad you took him.” NOTABLE DIFFERENCE When Super Bowl champions call, veteran players listen. Just ask running back Giovani Bernard, who signed a one-year contract this month after being released by the Cincinnati Bengals. Draft prospects have been happy to hear from the Bucs this spring, too. “One of the questions we’ll ask to kind of get a gauge of their football passion is how many players can you name from our team? In the past, they’d be able to name a few,” Licht said. “But it seemed like this year they could name the entire starting lineup, both sides of the ball. ... There was a little bit of players sitting up more, a little more wide-eyed, and a little bit more excited to talk about our team." ___ More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL Fred Goodall, The Associated Press
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Poll commissioned by First Liberty Institute finds more than two-thirds of Americans, including independents, oppose court-packing schemeWASHINGTON, April 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- First Liberty Institute today announced the results of a nationwide poll from Mason Dixon Polling & Strategy revealing more than two-thirds (2/3’s) of Americans oppose adding seats to the Supreme Court of the United States. First Liberty, the nation’s premier law firm dedicated exclusively to religious liberty, commissioned the poll. Read the results of the poll here. “Court-packing is a direct assault on the independence of the judiciary,” Kelly Shackelford, President, CEO, & Chief Counsel to First Liberty said. “Other countries have done this, with disastrous results. Americans recognize that court-packing is a brazen power-play by political extremists to overthrow our court system. The last thing our country needs right now is a coup on the Supreme Court. We need our Constitutional system. It is the envy of the world.” The poll, conducted by Mason Dixon of registered voters nationwide April 15-19, suggests that 68% of all respondents oppose court-packing. Importantly, self-identified Independent voters overwhelmingly reject plans to pack the court (68% opposed). About First Liberty Institute First Liberty Institute is a non-profit public interest law firm and the largest legal organization in the nation dedicated exclusively to defending religious freedom for all Americans. To arrange an interview, contact Lacey McNiel at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 972-941-4453. Contact: Lacey McNiel, email@example.com Direct: 972-941-4453
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Educators in Saskatchewan are mourning the loss of an educational assistant in Moose Jaw who died after contracting COVID-19. "My understanding is she was 36 years old, had a young family, and it's just a completely tragic loss," Patrick Maze, president of the Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation, told Saskatoon Morning. Neither Maze nor the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) shared the name of the educational assistant. The union said she worked at King George School, which is a part of the Prairie South School Division. Maze said the woman was working with a student who required special supports and wasn't always able to wear a face mask. It was a tragic and unnecessary loss, Maze said. He's calling on Saskatoon-area school divisions to move to online learning to protect their teachers and stop any others from being lost. "Special needs students have a right to education, but employees have a right to a safe workspace as well," Maze said. "My heart goes out to the family." In a statement to CBC News, the director of education for the Prairie South School Division, Tony Baldwin, said he does not have any information to share at this time. CUPE issued a statement Friday morning about the death, saying the union was "deeply saddened." "Our thoughts are with her family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time." The union said COVID-19 has taken an incredible toll on communities and urged people to follow all public health orders.