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The Los Angeles Chargers made a couple of defensive moves on Friday as they finished preparations for Sunday's game at Buffalo. Cornerback Chris Harris Jr. has been activated from injured reserve after missing the past seven games due to a foot injury. Harris' addition will come in handy after Casey Hayward Jr. was ruled out due to a groin injury.
OTTAWA — Sen. Murray Sinclair is planning to leave the upper chamber at the end of January. The Manitoba senator says he wants to spend more time writing a memoir and to focus on his work as a legal mentor on issues involving Indigenous law in Canada. Sinclair, 69, is the former chief commissioner of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which investigated and documented decades of abuse and other harms against First Nations, Métis and Inuit children at residential schools in Canada. He was also the first Indigenous judge appointed in Manitoba, the second in Canada. Named to the Senate in 2016 on the advice of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, following the recommendation of an arm's-length advisory body, Sinclair sat with the Independent Senators Group. He announced in August that he would be joining Cochrane Saxberg LLP, Manitoba's largest Indigenous law firm, but said at the time he had not yet decided whether to remain in the Senate while he took on the new role. Sinclair was entitled to remain as a senator until 2026, when he reaches the mandatory retirement age of 75. In a statement Friday announcing his pending departure, Sinclair said he's been able to use his time in the Senate to advance many of the "calls to action" from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, including revitalizing and protecting Indigenous languages and reforming Indigenous child welfare. "We have seen a shift in how our country understands, and speaks of residential schools and Indigenous issues in Canada,” Sinclair said. “I leave the Senate feeling happy with how things are progressing and knowing that reconciliation will take a long time. I will continue to work on this for the rest of my life.” In a subsequent interview, Sinclair said he's enjoyed the people and the debates in the Senate. But he said he had to choose where best to devote his energies. He's in the middle of writing his memoirs and is looking forward to mentoring young Indigenous lawyers. "We now have more legal graduates than we've ever had before," Sinclair said. "They are well trained in Western law, as most law schools ensure, but they're not particularly well trained in understanding their own identity as Indigenous People and how it relates to their practice as lawyers." Sinclair said when he was a young lawyer, he wanted to quit because he thought "it was forcing me to think like people within the legal system were thinking and imposing laws on people who didn't understand them." An elder persuaded him he could work to change the law and that the most important thing was to be "the best person you can be in all of this so that you are able to bring wisdom to the dialogue and that means that you need to understand who you are as an Indigenous person. "And so that's what I've spent most of my life trying to figure out and that's what I think most Indigenous practitioners need to figure out too." This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 27, 2020. The Canadian Press
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No. 3 Villanova is extending its stay in Connecticut's “Bubbleville” and coach Jay Wright says the Big East might want to look at the format for its tournament this season. The “Bubbleville” event is an the 11-day gathering of college basketball teams at the Mohegan Sun resort casino for early season nonconference play. “You feel safe,” Wright said.
Fort St. John, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - November 27, 2020) - Macro Enterprises Inc. (TSXV: MCR) (the "Company" or "Macro") is pleased to announce its third quarter results for 2020.Summary of financial results(thousands of dollars except per share amounts)Three months ended September 30Nine months endedSeptember 302020201920202019(unaudited)Revenue$93,619$114,499183,739$332,907 EBITDA116,83617,22526,61750,072 Net earnings 7,4848,1167,26122,809 Net earnings per share $0.24$0.27$0.24$0.75 Weighted average common shares outstanding (thousands) 31,11930,409 Note 1: Readers are advised to note that references to EBITDA in the table above ...
TORONTO — Rafael Hernandez has captured his first Woodbine Racetrack jockey's title. Hernandez earned the honour with 129 victories — just three more than Justin Stein — during Woodbine's abbreviated thoroughbred card. The 2020 season was scheduled to conclude Dec. 13 but ended Sunday after the Ontario government issued a minimum 28-day lockdown order for the Toronto region due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2020 season was to begin April 18, but was delayed until June 6 due to the global pandemic. Hernandez's mounts earned more than $7.18 million this year. The 36-year-old jockey had finished second in the jockey standings to the now-retired Eurico Rosa Da Silva the last two years. Hernandez registered a meet-leading 17 stakes wins this year. He claimed his first Grade 1 victory in the E.P. Taylor Stakes with the Chad Brown-trained filly Etoile and teamed up with Canadian star Pink Lloyd, who won four stakes for trainer Robert Tiller and Entourage Stable. Stein's season included capturing the Grade 1 Ricoh Woodbine Mile with the Kevin Attard-trained Starship Jubilee. His mounts surpassed $7.19 million in earnings. Kazushi Kimura finished third (83 wins), ahead of Emma-Jayne Wilson (79) and Luis Contreras (76). Mark Casse captured a 12th trainer's title with 93 wins and more than $7.13 million in earnings. Norm McKnight (44 wins) was second, just ahead of Tiller (43). Attard, whose stable amassed $3.51 million in earnings, was fourth with 37 wins. Josie Carroll, whose 29 victories included those registered by OLG Triple Crown winners Mighty Heart and Belichick, was third with $3.49 million in earnings. Hernandez and Casse were a hot commodity, combining for 37 wins, including six stakes, from 117 starts. Gary Barber was the top money-winning owner with more than $1.56 million in purses followed by Stronach Stables ($1.24 million) and Live Oak Plantation ($1.14 million). Bruno Schickedanz (35) had the most wins, followed by Barber (17). This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 27, 2020. The Canadian Press
Quentin Grimes had 25 points and eight rebounds, Caleb Mills added 12 points and No. 17 Houston beat Boise State 68-58 on Friday in the Southwest Showcase. Grimes was 9 of 15 from the floor after scoring eight points on 3-of-15 shooting in an opening victory over Lamar on Wednesday. Grimes scored 17 first-half points to lead Houston to a 34-19 advantage.
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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Despite losing their first five games and starting 3-7, the New York Giants find themselves in a surprising playoff derby in the NFC East.The Giants are in the thick of it and have already beaten divisional rivals Washington (4-7) twice, and split games with Philadelphia (3-6-1).Now they go on the road to face Cincinnati (2-7-1) on Sunday and are in position to take advantage of the Bengals' recent misfortune. Rookie quarterback Joe Burrow suffered a season-ending knee injury in last week's loss to Washington, and the Bengals are expected to start either practice-squad QB Brandon Allen or Ryan Finley, who seemed overwhelmed when he had to enter the game suddenly after the team's franchise QB was carted off.Before a bye week, the Giants beat the Eagles 27-7 after they squeaked by Washington 23-20. With six games to play, they're trying not to think about the possibility of the playoffs — yet.“It’s kind of hard for us to look that far ahead,” defensive end Leonard Williams acknowledged “If we do something like that, we might mess around and overlook a team.”The Giants realize it's unusual for a team to start the way they did and not be dwelling in the divisional basement, playing out the games with eye on next season — like the Bengals.“It's a unique opportunity for us,” New York tight end Evan Engram said. “Yeah, it’s a lot of meaningful football for us. We’re heading into it with the right mindset, getting ready for it.”The renewed energy and hope generated by Burrow's exciting play in Cincinnati was extinguished when he was sandwiched between two Washington defenders after throwing a pass Sunday. His left knee was bent in an unnatural direction. It's not an overstatement to say the team was in shock.“We don’t have any time to hang our heads and feel sorry for ourselves,” Bengals second-year coach Zac Taylor said.CHANGING IT UPThis will be the Giants’ first game with Dave DeGuglielmo in charge of the offensive line. Before the bye week, coach Joe Judge fired O-line assistant Marc Colombo. Judge wanted to hire DeGuglielmo as a consultant, and Colombo objected a little too much.After a slow start, the young line has been performing well, particularly in establishing the running game. New York has gained at least 100 yards rushing in six of the last seven games.GROUND DOWNCincinnati’s offence was forced to become even more one-dimensional after featured back Joe Mixon went out with a foot injury suffered in Week 6 against the Colts. His backup was the sturdy Giovani Bernard, known more for his reliable blocking and pass catching, but Bernard has been ruled out for this week's game with a concussion.Between Bernard and Samaje Perine, the Bengals managed just 37 yards on 14 carries last week. Perine likely will move up to No. 1 now.KICKING COVID-19Giants kicker Graham Gano tested positive for COVID-19 after the Philadelphia game on Nov. 15. There is a chance he will be back Sunday. Gano, who has made 20 straight field goal attempts, has been isolating in a hotel room. He recently released a video showing him kicking into a net in his room.If Gano cannot play, the Giants probably will use Ryan Santoso. He was added to roster recently from the practice squad.QB QUANDARYNeither Finley nor Allen has distinguished himself thus far in the NFL. Allen started three games for Denver last year and has been the Bengals' practice squad quarterback this season. Finley, who has been Burrow's backup, was unremarkable in three games last year when Andy Dalton was benched. Coming in after Burrow was injured last week, Finley was 3 for 10 for 30 yards and tossed an interception.___AP Sports Writer Tom Canavan contributed.___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL___Follow Mitch Stacy at http://twitter.com/mitchtacyMitch Stacy, The Associated Press
Entreprise au début de l’automne, la série des Rendez-vous régionaux du monde municipal s’est bouclée le 24 novembre avec la 16e et dernière rencontre virtuelle impliquant les membres du comité exécutif de la ville de Laval. Cette tournée orchestrée par l’Union des municipalités du Québec (UMQ) avait pour but de faire le point sur la deuxième vague de la pandémie et de discuter des conditions de réussite pour une relance économique sécuritaire et durable. «Les élues et élus municipaux avaient besoin d'échanger sur la situation actuelle alors que la COVID-19 connaît un rebond un peu partout au Québec», a déclaré par voie de communiqué la présidente de l’UMQ et mairesse de Sainte-Julie, Suzanne Roy. Membre du conseil d'administration de cette organisation regroupant quelque 400 municipalités, le maire Marc Demers a partagé les grandes mesures mise de l’avant dans le cadre du plan de relance Laval, capitale des opportunités. Dévoilé l’été dernier, ce plan de 20 M$ financé à hauteur de 35 % par la Ville est prévu sur un horizon de 18 à 24 mois. À cette rencontre en visioconférence, il a également été question des projets d’infrastructure que le gouvernement et l’UMQ espèrent voir passer en deuxième vitesse au lendemain d’une éventuelle adoption du projet de loi 66, déposé plus tôt cet automne. «La région de Laval contribue avec confiance à la reprise économique tout en ne ménageant aucun effort pour diminuer la propagation du virus», a fait valoir M. Demers. Ce dernier n’a pas manqué de saluer au passage «la nouvelle collaboration entre les gouvernements de proximité et le gouvernement du Québec», laquelle s’est traduite le 25 septembre par une aide financière de 2,3 milliards de dollars versée aux Municipalités afin de les soutenir dans cette crise pandémique.Stéphane St-Amour, Initiative de journalisme local, Courrier Laval
TAMPA, Fla. — The Kansas City Chiefs aren’t buying all the talk about Tom Brady’s struggles. They insist he’s still playing at a high level and will have to be at their best to beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.The reigning Super Bowl champions (9-1) visit the Bucs (7-4) on Sunday, with Patrick Mahomes facing Brady for the fourth time in his young career and Brady looking to shrug off a couple of subpar performances against playoff contenders.“You can’t take anything away from Tom Brady. He’s still very smart, he’s still trying to throw the ball downfield, he still has the weapons. We’ll have our hands full,” Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu said.“He’s played against our system a number of times, even going back to New England,” Mathieu added. “He’s familiar with us. Now we have to get familiar with him and the weapons he has.”Brady won two of the previous three matchups against Mahomes, including an overtime thriller in the AFC championship game two seasons ago.The six-time Super Bowl champion played poorly in home losses to New Orleans and the Los Angeles Rams two of the past three weeks. Still, Kansas City coach Andy Reid cautioned against anyone writing off the 43-year-old quarterback.Despite Brady’s recent struggles, particularly on deep passes, the Bucs have already matched their victory total from all of last season and remain in prime position to end a 12-year playoff drought that’s the second longest in the NFL.“He’s unbelievable. He’s a great player, a Hall of Fame player. We’re lucky enough to have a chance to be in this era where we get to play him,” Reid said.“He’s old, and it’s hard to tell he’s old,” Reid added. “And that’s a tribute to how he takes care of himself, and the care and living he does all the way around, from diet to workout to everything.”The Chiefs have won five straight, the eighth consecutive year they’ve had a streak at least that long.They avenged their lone loss last week a 35-31 victory at Las Vegas, with Mahomes throwing for 348 yards and two TDs.Mahomes, who’s thrown for just over 312 yards per game with 14 TDs and one interception during Kansas City’s winning streak, was as surprised as anyone that Brady left the Patriots to sign with Tampa Bay in free agency last March.“But he’s in a great spot. They’ve got a lot of weapons there,” Mahomes said, looking ahead to another head-to-head meeting.“I don’t think it’s going to feel very much different. It’s still a very good football team that’s playing really good football and winning a lot of games,” Mahomes added. “I know it’s going to be a really big challenge for us.”Brady threw a pair of costly interceptions and was 0 for 6 on passes travelling at least 20 yards in last week’s 27-24 loss to the Rams. He’s 0 for 19 on such throws over the past three games, which includes a 38-3 loss to the Saints.The struggles have raised questions about whether the offence Brady is being asked to run following a historic 20-year stint with the Patriots is suited to what he does best.Bucs coach Bruce Arians concedes the offence has been inconsistent, but attributes that to a lack of continuity caused in part by teams not having a usual off-season due to the coronavirus pandemic and injuries that have forced lineup changes and limited practice time for some players.“He can do anything, so it’s not like he can’t do it,” Arians said, responding to critics who suggest the problem is the offensive scheme, which stresses pushing the ball downfield.“We’ve had the guys open. We’ve just missed them,” Arians said.“Each and every week is so different, but when they’re there, we need to hit them,” the coach added. “We can’t have them going off our fingertips, and we can’t overthrow them.”Brady has lots of good things to say about Mahomes and the Chiefs, who lead the league in scoring at 32.1 points per game.“He’s a terrific player, obviously. ... They’ve got their offence rolling,” Brady said. "I feel continuity is probably the most critical aspect of consistent performance. ... They’ve been in that system for a while. Coach Reid’s been there for a while. He’s a great coach. ... They’ve been tough to beat for a lot of years now.”WIDE RECEIVER ROOMThe Chiefs should be welcoming back wide receiver Sammy Watkins from a hamstring injury that has sidelined him since Week 5 just in time.They lost Byron Pringle, who had been one of the bright spots in their wideout corps this season, to an ankle injury last week that landed him on injured reserve. Their only other healthy wide receivers on the 53-man roster are Tyreek Hill, Demarcus Robinson and Mecole Hardman.FEELING DEFENSIVEThe Chiefs have won the past two weeks despite allowing 31 points each to Carolina and Las Vegas. The Panthers threw for 331 yards while running for 104 during their game at Arrowhead Stadium before the bye week, and Derek Carr led the Raiders to 364 yards of total offence — and if not for a touchdown in the closing seconds, a win — last Sunday.“Every football game won’t be a blowout. Every football game won’t be a dominant defensive performance,” Mathieu said, “but what our fans should see is us playing hard. Sticking together, no matter what, whether we’re up by 50 or down by 50. It’s about us staying together.”NONSENSE?Arians rejects the notion that some of Tampa Bay’s problems on offence are related to having too many playmakers on the roster. With their only being one ball, how could Brady possibly keep Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, Ronald Jones, Rob Gronkowski, Antonio Brown, Leonard Fournette and LeSean McCoy happy?“I don’t think there’s such a thing. ... I don’t think you can have too many good players,” Arians said. “Looking at the team coming in here this week, I don’t think they have a problem with having too many really good players.”___AP Sports Writer Dave Skretta contributed.___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFLFred Goodall, The Associated Press
The federal government is laying plans for the procurement and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, inking contracts with seven potential manufacturers and saying six million doses could arrive in the country in the first quarter of 2021. The most recent development from Ottawa came Friday when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tapped former NATO commander Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin to lead the national distribution effort. But various provinces have started spelling out their plans as well. Here's a look at what they've said so far: —Nova ScotiaThe province's chief medical officer of health says he will release a detailed plan for the distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine once Ottawa shares more information. Dr. Robert Strang said Friday there is no certainty yet about the availability of a vaccine, but expressed hopes an initial supply will trickle into Nova Scotia early in the new year.Strang said a detailed provincial plan, to be released once the federal government has shared more specifics on its end, will include tight control of the supply and clear rules dictating who can be first in line for immunization. He said he's waiting for more federal guidance on issues ranging from priority groups to transportation and storage logistics. —QuebecThe province will be ready to start rolling out its vaccine plan as of Jan. 1, say senior politicians. Premier Francois Legault said Thursday that public health officials have already settled on the list of priority vaccine recipients, but did not release details. Legault said the province is also working to put the necessary infrastructure in place to support a vaccine rollout. That includes obtaining fridges capable of maintaining the extremely low temperatures needed by one of the most promising potential vaccine options, currently in development through pharmaceutical giant Pfizer.Quebec has also tasked assistant deputy health minister Jerome Gagnon, and former provincial public health director Dr. Richard Masse to oversee the province's vaccination effort. —OntarioPremier Doug Ford is among those leaders calling on Ottawa to provide more clarity as officials scramble to develop a provincewide vaccination strategy.Early speculation on the number of doses the province could receive was put to rest earlier this week when federal Health Minister Patty Hajdu said such details were still in the works. But Ford has forged ahead, naming former chief of national defence Gen. Rick Hillier to oversee the province's vaccine rollout. Hillier said on Friday he hopes to have a plan developed by year's end, while Ford urged Ottawa to provide detailed information on potential vaccine delivery. "We need a clear line of sight into the timelines of the shipments," Ford said.—AlbertaThe province's top medical official has said she expects to receive 680,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine early in the new year, a figure not yet confirmed by the federal government. Dr. Deena Hinshaw has also said a number of hurdles and unknowns remain as the province works to devise its vaccination scheme. "These (vaccine) numbers, of course, depend on many factors,'' Hinshaw said on Nov. 18. "They depend on the final pieces of the trials that are underway going well. They depend on ensuring that the safety and the effectiveness of the early vaccines can be assured. All of those checks and balances must be cleared."—British ColumbiaProvincial health officials announced on Wednesday that a vaccine strategy for the province is already in the works. Dr. Bonnie Henry, the province's top doctor, said Dr. Ross Brown of Vancouver Coastal Health will join the group working to organize the logistics around the distribution of vaccines.Henry said front-line workers as well as those in long-term care homes will likely have priority for vaccinations.She cautioned that while the province has contracts with vaccine makers, there can be challenges with offshore manufacturing."It's very much focused on who is most at risk and how do we protect them best," Henry said. "There's a lot of discussion that needs to happen."Henry said the province hopes to have vaccines in hand by January.—YukonPremier Sandy Silver told the legislature on Wednesday that the territory has been in discussions with various levels of government on a vaccine rollout plan. He said the goal will be to provide vaccines to elderly people and health-care providers.Silver said rural and remote communities should also get priority status in northern regions, a fact he said he's emphasized with federal authorities. The premier said he has joined the other provincial and territorial leaders in pushing for a national strategy to distribute the vaccine. “How confusing would it be for 13 different strategies right across the nation?” he said. Silver said the Pfizer vaccine could cause logistical problems for remote communities because of its cold-storage requirements, but those issues may not apply to other vaccines under development. This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 27, 2020.The Canadian Press
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — A former member of Labrador's Inuit government is questioning the methods used to quantify whether he is sufficiently Indigenous after he was removed from his government roles last week.Edward Blake Rudkowski said he was informed Nov. 20 that he was no longer a beneficiary of the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement after a review of his status determined he had just 17 per cent Inuit blood. According to the land claims agreement, beneficiaries must have at least 25 per cent "blood quantum," as it's called, to be registered as Labrador Inuit, Blake Rudkowski said.“This development is entirely related to a group of people throwing darts at a genealogy board,” he said in an interview Friday. “You can sit there with your membership for over three decades — over three decades — and then someone says, ‘Hey man, you’re not in anymore?’”Blood quantum is a controversial practice of determining the percentage of one's Indigenous ancestry. Blake Rudkowski calls it “junk science" and says his predicament is an example of how it's an inadequate and inaccurate measure of who belongs and who doesn't. He said he's been a beneficiary under the claims agreement for 34 years, and in all that time, nobody questioned his status as a Labrador Inuk. His family has a long, respected history in Goose Bay, in central Labrador, and his grandfather was one of two Inuit families in Sheshatshiu, an Innu community about 40 kilometres north of Goose Bay, he said."The footprints of my grandparents are all over Labrador, and my great-grandparents, and my great-great-grandparents,” he said.He now lives in Toronto. In a 2017 byelection, he won a seat as an ordinary member in the Nunatsiavut Assembly representing Labrador Inuit who live outside the land claim area in Nunatsiavut, and outside the Upper Lake Melville area in central Labrador where many beneficiaries live. He won the seat again in 2018 in the regular election. In 2017, he was also appointed Speaker of the assembly.On Friday, after he was told he was no longer a beneficiary, he says he got a call from Nunatsiavut president Johannes Lampe, who said he could no longer hold his seat in the Nunatsiavut Assembly nor his role as the assembly's Speaker — only Labrador Inuit can be members of the assembly. “I feel raw, I feel disappointed, I feel distraught, I feel upset," he said. "Obviously there’s a whole myriad of negative emotions that get associated with a life event like this."In a statement Monday announcing Blake Rudkowski's removal, the Nunatsiavut government said it “plays no role whatsoever in determining the membership of any individual,” and the beneficiary enrolment process is independent from the Nunatsiavut government.Nobody from the Nunatsiavut government was available Friday to speak about its decision to remove Blake Rudkowski from government, or about the blood quantum determination process.Blake Rudkowski said the documents he received indicating his status was under review showed the review was triggered by a political opponent.“I had to apply as anyone who never had any experience with Nunatsiavut would have to apply,” he said. “It’s as if that previous 34 years didn’t exist.” As required, he included extensive details of his family history in his application.“Their determination was that my blood quantum was 17.4, or it might be 17.3 . . . . So you would think with a number that precise would imply there was an empirical calculation . . . to arrive at that output. And for love nor money, I couldn’t tell you what the process was,” he said. Blake Rudkowski said he hasn’t been offered any means to appeal the decision. He wonders what kind of precedent the decision sets. “If it could happen to me, then who’s next?” he said.As for his own next steps, Blake Rudkowski said he hasn’t yet figured those out but he’s not defeated. “I feel a calling to public service, and my days in the political arena aren’t over,” he said. “I’m really upset that my path with Nunatsiavut came to a halt the way it did, especially when it came to questions of my heritage, which are not questionable in my mind.”This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 27, 2020.Sarah Smellie, The Canadian Press
NEW YORK GIANTS (3-7) at CINCINNATI (2-7-1)Sunday, 1 p.m. EST, FoxOPENING LINE - Bengals by 3RECORD VS. SPREAD - Giants 7-3; Bengals 6-4SERIES RECORD - Bengals lead 6-4LAST MEETING - Giants beat Bengals 21-20 on Nov. 14, 2016, at East Rutherford, New Jersey.LAST WEEK’S RESULT: Giants bye, beat Eagles 27-17 on Nov. 15; Bengals lost to Washington 20-9AP PRO32 RANKING - Giants No. 24, Bengals No. 27GIANTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (30), RUSH (18), PASS (29).GIANTS Defence \- OVERALL (17), RUSH (6), PASS (24).BENGALS OFFENSE - OVERALL (20), RUSH (22), PASS (16).BENGALS Defence \- OVERALL (26), RUSH (29), PASS (23).STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — The home team has won all 10 games in the series ... The Giants need one win to reach 700 in their franchise history. ... The Bengals have played fewer games against the Giants than against any other long-established NFL team. ... New York's defence allowed zero third-down conversions in nine tries in the Week 10 win over Philadelphia. ... Also in that game, RB Wayne Gallman Jr. had a rushing TD in his fourth consecutive match, the first time a Giants player has done that since 2012. ... Giants TE Evan Engram has caught a pass in 39 straight games. ... New York K Graham Gano has four field goals of 50-plus yards this season. ... Giants G Kevin Zeitler was a first-round draft pick by the Bengals in 2012 and played with the team through the ’16 season. ... The Bengals lost rookie quarterback Joe Burrow to a knee injury last week in the loss to Washington. Either backup Ryan Finley or practice squad QB Brandon Allen is expected to start. Burrow was having a strong first NFL year. ... Bengals RB Giovani Bernard was ruled out for Sunday with a concussion. He's been filling in for Joe Mixon, who is on injured reserve with a foot injury. ... Cincinnati WR A.J. Green has 14 catches for 153 yards in two games against the Giants. ... Cincinnati's Brandon Wilson is second in the NFL in kickoff returns of at least 40 yards (4). ... Fantasy tip: Gallman has gained steam as the Giants' go-to RB since Saquon Barkley was lost to a knee injury in Week 2.—-AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFLThe Associated Press
As the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) wrestles with a lingering budget deficit, the city’s education system is set to receive an additional $2.6 million in federal government funding to cover the costs of teachers, supplies and safety enhancements related to COVID-19. On Thursday, Minister of Education Stephen Lecce announced the province would release $13.6 million in funding it had received from the federal government in September to provide to several Ontario school boards. The province received a total of $50 million from Ottawa for school-related pandemic costs, more than half of which went to school boards in Toronto, Peel and the Ottawa region. On Thursday, the remainder was released to boards in Hamilton, Halton, Durham, Waterloo and elsewhere. “The Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board welcomes the additional funding from the Ministry of Education as they consider Hamilton a high priority region. Trustees have advocated for more resources as the pandemic continues to strain school board operations,” HWDSB chair Alex Johnstone wrote in a statement. “Our share of the funding will continue to support keeping our schools safe.” The HWDSB will receive $1.6 million in funding, while Hamilton’s Catholic board will receive $1 million. The figure is a welcome surprise for Hamilton’s public board, which wrote to the ministry earlier in November asking for additional funding. The board had initially anticipated it would receive $500,000, though the total rose to $1.6-million when the province decided not to distribute the funding to all school boards in Ontario. Johnstone said the funding will be put toward costs like personal protective equipment and cleaning supplies. “This is stuff that our regular budget does not have sufficient funds to cover in a normal year,” Johnstone told The Spectator. The board has faced financial concerns in recent weeks following a major funding shortfall due to lower student enrolment. In early November, the board reported it’s total enrolment had decreased by approximately 1,756 students, meaning the board would lose out on $15.2 million in funding from the province’s annual Grants for Student Needs (GSN). The shortfall is the primary reason that the board now faces a significant budget deficit of roughly $18 million by the end of the school year, which would likely prompt cuts to student programs in future years if passed. On Thursday, the province also announced a “stabilization fund” for schools facing budget shortfalls — something the HWDSB has advocated for in recent weeks. The funding is “to help alleviate some of the impacts of unexpected enrolment declines as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic,” the ministry of education announced. It is unclear, however, if the funding will cover the entirety of the board’s $15.2 million decrease. Johnstone said the board is waiting for the province to tell them how much the new funds will cover. “We still need to see what the numbers are. I want to acknowledge that, on the surface, it sounds like the province is committing to give the boards what they’re asking for. With that said, we don’t know yet if our needs will be sufficiently met,” Johnstone said. The board has expressed concern, in recent weeks, that it’s projected budget deficit could likely exceed the threshold allowed by the ministry. The ministry has said that it will accept budget deficits that comprise no more than two per cent of a board’s entire budget. If the HWDSB runs an $18 million deficit, it will exceed that threshold by approximately $6.8 million. In that situation, the board would have to cut future programming. “We’d be supporting students today by robbing the students of tomorrow of much-needed programs,” Johnstone said. The board could stave off that scenario if the funding the province provides allows the board to run a deficit within the two per cent threshold. Jacob Lorinc, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Hamilton Spectator
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