Georges Niang (Utah Jazz) with a 2-pointer vs the Los Angeles Lakers, 04/17/2021
Georges Niang (Utah Jazz) with a 2-pointer vs the Los Angeles Lakers, 04/17/2021
Phillips Edison & Company, Inc. ("PECO"), an internally-managed real estate investment trust ("REIT") and one of the nation’s largest owners and operators of omni-channel grocery-anchored neighborhood shopping centers, plans to host a presentation for existing stockholders on Wednesday, May 12, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss the proposed listing of its stock on a national stock exchange, including the registration statement it filed with the SEC on May 6, 2021, and the related intended offering and the potential impact on existing stockholders.
Pete Flood was placed on leave Friday afternoon after the father of the only Black player on the Olathe North team told the district what Flood said.
Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh) [India], May 8 (ANI): An FIR was filed against four private hospitals in Andhra Pradesh on Friday after the Flying squads of the state Vigilance and Enforcement Department found irregularities and malpractices on their part in providing COVID treatment.
WASHINGTON — Former acting Defence Secretary Christopher Miller is scheduled to testify next week about the Pentagon's role in responding to the deadly Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol, the latest in a series of high-profile congressional hearings centred on the insurrection. Miller is expected to appear Wednesday before the House Oversight Committee alongside former acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen in a hearing titled, “The Capitol Insurrection: Unexplained Delays and Unanswered Questions." It is one of several Jan. 6-related hearings scheduled for next week. Miller will almost certainly be asked to respond to complaints raised at previous hearings that the Defence Department took too long to dispatch the National Guard to the Capitol despite pleas for extra assistance from the Capitol Police several hours earlier. Army and Pentagon leaders have repeatedly denied any efforts to delay or deny the Guard response, and say the movement of the troops was approved quickly but took time to actually complete. Guard members were scattered around the city posted at intersections, and they had to return to the armoury, get riot gear and other equipment, get their new orders and explanation of their new mission before they were sent to the Capitol. Miller denied in a Vice News interview in March that the response was unduly slow, saying, “It comes back to understanding how the military works." He said “this isn’t a video game,” adding "it’s not ‘Black Ops Call of Duty.’” Other hearings set for next week are House Administration Committee sessions with Capitol Police inspector general Michael Bolton, whose latest Jan. 6-related report focused on the agency's counter-surveillance authorities and also chronicled a rising number of threats to lawmakers, and Christopher Failla, the architect of the Capitol. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, a Connecticut Democrat and chair of the House Appropriations Committee, said earlier this week that a $2 billion supplemental budget that the House is expected to take up soon will include increased training, intelligence analysis and capabilities. ____ Follow Eric Tucker on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/etuckerAP Eric Tucker, The Associated Press
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia fire chief who starred in an Oscar-nominated documentary about battling drug abuse in ground zero of the nation’s opioid epidemic took the stand in a landmark trial Friday against three large drug distributors. Huntington Fire Chief Jan Rader testified to the growing number of overdoses first responders handled over the past decade, recounting how pill bottles were at the scenes of so many calls they responded to. Defence attorneys representing the companies declined to ask her questions, The Herald-Dispatch reported. Rader's testimony concluded the first week of the trial in a case where Cabell County and the city of Huntington accuse drug distributors AmerisourceBergen Drug Co., Cardinal Health Inc. and McKesson Corp of fueling the U.S. opioid epidemic. Similar lawsuits have resulted in multimillion-dollar settlements, but this is the first time the allegations have wound up at federal trial. The result could have huge effects on hundreds of similar lawsuits that have been filed across the country. The county and city argue that “The Big Three” drug distributors created a “public nuisance” by flooding the area with 80 million opioid doses over eight years and ignoring the signs that the community was being ravaged by addiction. During the trial, attorneys for the manufacturers have attempted to shift the blame away from their clients by arguing that what happens after delivery is out of the suppliers’ control, and that West Virginia’s labour-intensive mining and industrial sectors may have led to workers with a greater need for painkillers. They also pointed out that the companies had no authority over illicit street drugs, the cause of the current crisis. Attorneys for the plaintiffs expect to call several more witnesses next week, and the trial may last into mid-June. Rader’s emergency response to drug overdoses was featured in the 2017 film “Heroin(e),” which also included a Cabell County judge and a ministry leader. It was released by Netflix and nominated for the Academy Award for best documentary short subject. “This day has been a long time coming,” Rader said after leaving the federal courthouse in Charleston, according to The Herald-Dispatch. “This day is for all those suffering from substance use disorder who have lost their lives or have lost a loved one from this horrible disease.” Huntington was once ground zero for the addiction epidemic until a quick response program that formed in 2017 drove the overdose rate down. But the pandemic undid much of the progress. The Associated Press
At least 53 people have been injured during clashes between Palestinian worshippers and Israeli police at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound. The violence at the major holy site, sacred to Muslims and Jews, is an escalation of weeks of violence in Jerusalem that has reverberated across the region. The Palestinian Red Crescent emergency service said 53 people were wounded at the compound and elsewhere in Jerusalem.
A federal grand jury has indicted Derek Chauvin, J. Alexander Kueng, Tou Thao and Thomas Lane for allegedly violating George Floyd's civil rights.
Former acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller is scheduled to testify next week about the Pentagon's role in responding to the deadly Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol, the latest in a series of high-profile congressional hearings centered on the insurrection. Miller is expected to appear Wednesday before the House Oversight Committee alongside former acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen in a hearing titled, “The Capitol Insurrection: Unexplained Delays and Unanswered Questions." It is one of several Jan. 6-related hearings scheduled for next week.
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WASHINGTON — Conservatives in and out of Congress are expressing opposition to Rep. Elise Stefanik ’s rise toward House Republicans' No. 3 leadership job, grumbling that is unlikely to derail her but serves notice that the right wing is battling again to affect the party’s future. House Republicans plan to meet privately next week — probably Wednesday — and seem certain to oust Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., from that top post. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., seems likely to postpone a vote on replacing Cheney until sometime later, according to two House GOP aides who discussed the delay on condition of anonymity, giving restive conservatives a chance to coalesce behind an alternative. It's unlikely any challenger would defeat Stefanik, who has the backing of former President Donald Trump, McCarthy and No. 2 House GOP leader Steve Scalise of Louisiana. That triumvirate — especially the former president, whose grip on the party seems as firm as ever — virtually assures victory for Stefanik, 36, a onetime Trump critic who evolved into his strident ally. But with the hard right distrustful of Stefanik, owner of one of the House GOP's most moderate voting records, conservatives say forcing her to face a challenge would signal she's not universally accepted and will have to contend with them moving forward. “We must not rush into a de-facto coronation of any handpicked replacement whose voting record does not reflect the views of the conference,” first-term conservative Rep. Bob Good, R-Va., said in a statement. "We must select someone who will wholeheartedly support the conservative membership.” Good said Republicans should be allowed to “work through the process” of replacing Cheney. The conservative Club for Growth, wary of Stefanik's past opposition to tax cuts and easing environmental regulations, is also pushing for time so a Stefanik rival can emerge, a view Republicans say is widely shared among conservatives. The hard-right House Freedom Caucus has taken no public position on Stefanik. But its members, said to number around 40, are known to be uncomfortable with her. Delaying the Stefanik vote could also be valuable to McCarthy, who hopes to be elected speaker should Republicans win House control in the 2022 elections. There’s no need for him to risk support from conservatives, who have long been skeptical of him, by denying them a chance to advance a Stefanik challenger. The dustup is underscoring the disconnect that sometimes exists between Trump and the party's ideological right wing. It also poses a test of conservatives' internal clout when they don't have the former president behind them — a battle they seem likely to lose this time. Conservatives have tussled for years for influence within the GOP. They've won some fights, like forcing the early retirement of Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, but lost many others. “Leadership elections are always an opportunity for discussions about the future” of House Republicans, said Michael Steel, who was a top aide to Boehner and other leading GOP figures. Stefanik, whose office declined to comment for this article, does have some significant conservative credentials. These include past support from the National Rifle Association and endorsements from the Susan B. Anthony List, an anti-abortion group. But she's consistently gotten moderate scores for her voting record: a lifetime 48% from Heritage Action for America and 35% from Club for Growth, a pair of conservative organizations, among the lowest grades for House Republicans. She voted with Trump 78% of the time when he was president, according to votes tracked by the website fivethirtyeight.com, again one of the lowest marks in the House GOP. That included voting to oppose Trump's signature 2017 tax cuts, his unilateral use of money to build the southern border wall and his withdrawal of troops from Syria. Stefanik has “a lot of work to do” to win over the GOP’s more conservative activists, said Adam Brandon, president of the conservative FreedomWorks. Stefanik criticized Trump multiple times during his 2016 presidential campaign, including saying that his remarks in a 2005 video about sexually assaulting women were “offensive” and “just wrong.” She said his crude description of African countries in 2018 was “wrong and contrary to our American ideals.” In 2019, she became a highly visible foe of Trump's first impeachment over his attempts to pressure Ukraine to produce political dirt about Joe Biden, who was then a presidential candidate. She has since embraced many of Trump's evidence-free claims about 2020 election fraud. She declared this week that states unconstitutionally changed their election laws and that some GOP poll watchers weren't allowed to observe vote counting, and she said she supports an audit of Arizona votes that conservatives are using to bolster suspicions about the results. Stefanik's rural, northern New York district voted for Barack Obama in the 2008 and 2012 presidential election, and then for Trump in 2016 and 2020. “You can’t really believe whether she is or isn’t" a Trump supporter, the Club for Growth’s McIntosh said. "I'd warn him that, in a couple of years, she won't be for you." Cheney, on the other hand, was rated 80% by Heritage Action and 65% by Club for Growth, while voting 93% of the time with Trump. Cheney is being deposed after voting to impeach Trump for encouraging supporters who attacked the Capitol on Jan. 6 and for energetically contesting his false claims that his 2020 election defeat to Biden was fraudulent. Some Republicans have said that, as a party leader, she should have stifled her criticisms of Trump, which they fear are distracting from efforts to recapture the House. In a Washington Post opinion essay this week, Cheney suggested Trump's GOP allies are choosing political expediency over “truth and fidelity to the Constitution.” ___ AP Congressional Correspondent Lisa Mascaro contributed to this report. Alan Fram, The Associated Press
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Atlantic City's top casino has dropped its lawsuit against a rival it accused of poaching key executives and attempting to steal valuable trade secrets. MGM Resorts International, which owns the Borgata, said in a statement Friday it has dropped its litigation against Atlantic City's Ocean Casino Resort, following a settlement agreed to by both parties. A court filing gave no details of the terms of the agreement other than that it was reached “amicably.” Ocean has denied any wrongdoing. But MGM Resorts said in a statement that, "Ocean has agreed to honour Borgata’s restrictive covenants, including its non-compete, non-solicitation and confidentiality provisions that are designed to protect Borgata’s trade secrets.” Ocean would only say it is glad the matter has been resolved. In a lawsuit filed last August, the Borgata, which is owned by MGM Resorts, accused its rival Ocean of poaching a half-dozen of its top marketing executives in an attempt to “cripple” it by using secret details about its best and most profitable customers. At particular issue was a cellphone one of the executives was said to have taken with him from Borgata to Ocean, containing priceless information on Borgata’s top customers — including their personal cellphone numbers, gambling preferences, likes and dislikes including favourite foods and beverages, how much the casino might be willing to discount large losses for them, and instances in which the casino might change the rules of some games for these players. A judge later ordered the cellphone returned to the Borgata. The lawsuit claimed one of the former Borgata executives oversaw that casino's highest-level customers: those who spent $1.5 million to $4 million per visit. Collectively, these customers were worth at least $25 million a year to the Borgata, which would use its corporate jet to fly them to events, and to and from the casino. The Borgata continues to lead the nine-casino market. But the lawsuit paints Ocean as “indisputably Borgata’s direct and primary competitor for high-level casino customers in Atlantic City” — an assertion that might raise a few eyebrows over at the Hard Rock casino. Ocean is the former Revel casino, which shut down in 2014 after little more than two years of operation during which it never came close to making a profit. But having reopened in 2018 under the Ocean brand, and currently owned by New York hedge fund Luxor Capital, the casino has turned things around and improved its standing in the Atlantic City market. It ranked fifth among the nine casinos in terms of total revenue in 2020, although the Borgata still takes in nearly three times what Ocean does. ___ Follow Wayne Parry at http://twitter.com/WayneParryAC. Wayne Parry, The Associated Press
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A morning walk to a scenic lookout in the B.C. Interior last month took a treacherous turn for a 40-kilogram dog and her owners after two first responders carried out what the RCMP in a statement said was a "a rare and risky canine rescue." Chevy and her owners were on a cliff-side trail April 28, overlooking Mimi Falls roughly 50 kilometres southwest of Kamloops when the dark chestnut, American bulldog terrier cross scrambled down a steep, rocky ledge. She was unable to climb the three metres back to the safety of the trail. "Chevy, who was a rescue herself, had become stuck in a precarious position overlooking the 30-meter deep rocky canyon," said RCMP Cpl. Jesse O'Donaghey in a statement Friday. Chevy on a much safer perch, posing in a red bandana for a Christmas portrait. (Margot Wikjord) But the situation playing out over Mimi Falls was becoming more serious. A bystander rushed to an area where there was cell service and called police. "The ledge was slowly crumbling as Chevy moved around on it," said O'Donaghey. "A large portion of it was dirt captured in a "web" of tree roots. There was still plenty of structure to hold the dog, but by the time Fire Chief Wilson arrived, you could see through portions to the rest of the cliff below." Const. Kyle Vanditmars and Logan Lake Fire Chief Doug Wilson made the roughly 45-minute trek to the lookout to size up Chevy and her narrow perch. Chevy, a 40-kilgram American bulldog terrier, needed to be rescued after becoming trapped on a precarious ledge along a trail in B.C.'s Interior, say RCMP.(Margot Wikjord) By attaching climbing and rappelling gear to the foundation of a lookout platform, Wilson scaled down the rocks and fashioned a harness for the muscled, seven-year-old mutt. Vanditmars then used another rope to pull Chevy up the cliff. "The pair safely retrieved Chevy from the ledge and returned her to her family," said O'Donaghey, adding the dog was "co-operative and eager to get going" but not before spending some time nuzzling the two first responders.
There were contrasting emotions for Boris Johnson and Sir Keir Starmer as Labour lost the Hartlepool by-election.
The Texas House of Representatives approved a spate of new voting restrictions Friday that would ban election officials from sending out ballot applications to voters unless they specifically requested one and grant more power to partisan poll watchers.
SOFIA, Bulgaria — Canada's Sam Stewart was seconds away from qualifying for her first Olympic Games. But the 31-year-old from London, Ont., saw her Tokyo dreams disappear with a double leg takedown by Romanian opponent Andreea Beatrice Ana with under five seconds to go at the World Olympic Qualification Tournament on Friday. After the 4-2 loss, Stewart talked about a tough pre-Olympic season all but derailed by COVID-19. "I think I wrestled really well, all things considered," Stewart told Wrestling Canada. "It's been really hard to train and prepare for this event with everything that's happened. I definitely think I put my best foot forward." The winner of Friday's semifinal qualified their country for Tokyo at 53 kilograms. "This definitely isn't my last kick at the can," Stewart said. "I kept telling myself that this is just another tournament. This is a part of my story, but it doesn't define me as a wrestler." Tokyo will mark the first time since women's wrestling made its Olympic debut in 2004 that Canada hasn't sent a full complement in every female weight class. "My heart breaks for the women who have fought through so many challenges since March 2020," reigning Olympic champion Erica Wiebe tweeted. "We will come back stronger." Wiebe had previously clinched a Tokyo berth at 76 kg. The World Olympic Qualification Tournament is the last chance to clinch Olympic quota spots for their country. Stewart opened the day with a quick victory over Marina Rueda Flores of Spain, scoring 10 points to end the match by technical superiority. She then ousted Hilary Ysaline Honorine of France in another quick win by technical superiority to advance to the semifinals. Stewart will wrestle for bronze on Saturday. Earlier Friday, Canadians Jessie MacDonald, Jessica Brouillette, and Linda Morais were eliminated before the semis. Canadian men Adam MacFadyen, Daniel Coles, Yiannis Narlidis and Thomas Barreiro will wrestle for quota spots Saturday in Greco-Roman. Canada has already secured two quota spots in women's wrestling, by Wiebe and Danielle Lappage (68 kg), plus two spots on the men's side by Amar Dhesi (125 kg) and Jordie Steen (97 kg). All four spots were clinched at the Pan-American Olympic Qualifying Tournament in March 2020 in Ottawa, one of the last international sports events before the pandemic shuttered the sports world. This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 7, 2021. The Canadian Press
Vivint Smart Home, Inc. (NYSE: VVNT) today announced its plans to host a conference call to discuss results for first quarter 2021 on Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The Company plans to release its first quarter 2021 results and post presentation slides in the investor relations section of its website at www.vivint.com after the close of the financial markets on May 13, 2021.