When Pep Guardiola arrived at Manchester City from Bayern Munich in 2016, he knew the expectation was to claim a first Champions League crown for his new club. Five years later, he's tantalizingly close.
When Pep Guardiola arrived at Manchester City from Bayern Munich in 2016, he knew the expectation was to claim a first Champions League crown for his new club. Five years later, he's tantalizingly close.
The union lost decisively in a preliminary vote count but says the company broke the law.
Talking Horses: Snow Lantern and Chindit give Hannon Guineas hopesTrainer given Classics boost in early-season trials after pair triumph at Newbury Snow Lantern could emulate her mother Sky Lantern by winning the 1,000 Guineas. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/PA
The feature will enable users to play over 100 Xbox Game Pass titles on Microsoft's Edge, Google's Chrome, or Apple's Safari internet browsers on their devices instead of using a video game console, easing access to gaming irrespective of location and device. The beta version will only be available for select Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members, who will be sent an invite, said Catherine Gluckstein, head of Xbox's cloud gaming service in a blog post https://bit.ly/2P01FsU on Monday.
NEW YORK — Letting the world see your failures is usually something most people try to avoid. Not for theatrical poster designer Frank Verlizzo — he hopes you'll put his on your wall. Verlizzo is selling prints of his rejected posters for such shows as “Cabaret,” “Equus” and “Matilda” with all proceeds going to the aid organization Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. “It's exciting for me because it’s work that I particularly loved that I didn’t think anyone was ever going to see,” says the artist. “So it’s kind of wonderful that they’re now out in the world, for better or for worse.” The 16 posters included in the series — each goes for $399 with a frame — were either rejected, never pitched or part of a group of submissions that Verlizzo made that allowed only one winner. One highlight is an alternative poster for “The Lion King.” Disney, of course, went for Verlizzo's stark animal mane stamp that has become iconic. But now people can mount an unpublished design of his which uses paw prints from King Mufasa and newborn Simba to illustrate both the past and the future. “There are a million reasons why a poster gets rejected for a show,” he explains. “It’s a room full of people. It’s like one big beauty contest. Everybody has their favourites.” The offerings include an intriguing one for “Matilda” that uses letters of the alphabet to make up a graphic portrait of the imaginative heroine. Verlizzo created it for the Broadway run of the musical but producers decided to keep the previous West End campaign. Verlizzo, who designs under the moniker “Fraver” — a combination of his two names — says opening his vault and helping fellow artists during the pandemic was a “no-brainer.” “The devastation in the theatre industry was unbelievable. So many of my friends were unemployed instantly,” he says. “I hope it raises a lot of money.” The project is in partnership with Gelato, the global production platform that enables artists to sell their designs to customers anywhere in the world using a network of local producers, which means carbon emissions are minimized. Julia Ryland, who led the project for Gelato, said each poster takes you behind the creative process and in some ways celebrates the people who work on Broadway who often aren't seen. “Each one has a story. And and I think we crave stories during this time. We crave creativity,” she said. “I don’t think it’s a coincidence that wall art has become so popular. Customers are just craving art and things to put up on their walls and bring into their homes now that we can’t access it in other ways.” Posters play a key role in a show's life. Until word of mouth takes over, ad campaigns have to entice patrons to be willing to pay high ticket prices for something they may know little about. “It’s definitely the first thing anybody sees about any show. And the thing I like most about it is it’s the thing that stays behind when the show’s no longer around,” Verlizzo says. The latest set — on top of a collection of his work, “Fraver By Design: 5 Decades of Theatre Poster Art from Broadway, Off-Broadway and Beyond,” show Verlizzo's range, which includes everything from woodcuts to elaborate typography to stylized illustration. “This was a criticism I always came up against at school — ‘You don’t have a style. You don’t have your own style,’” he says. "It’s like, ‘Well, I like all sorts of things. I like wood cuts. I like illustration. I like graphic design.’ I don’t see why I have to tie myself down to any one particular look or style.” To make his posters, Verlizzo starts with a script and dreams up an image that can be shrunk down to the size of a postage stamp newspaper ad or blown up to be on a billboard. “I read it quickly first and try to get visual impressions, which is really what I’m reading it for,” he says. “Sometimes there’s a theme that I see evolving that I think would be that I could express graphically.” He works so far ahead that often the script isn’t finished yet and there have been no casting decisions yet. He tries to come up with something to “catch your eye or intrigue a possible audience member.” In addition to art for "The Lion King," Verlizzo has made his mark on Broadway with hundreds of posters for such shows as “Sweeney Todd” and “Sunday in the Park with George.” He has no hard feelings if his design isn't picked by producers. “When I finally do get to the theatre to see the show, I always understand why they made the choice they did. It always makes perfect sense to me,” he says. ___ Mark Kennedy is at http://twitter.com/KennedyTwits Mark Kennedy, The Associated Press
TORONTO — The Toronto Raptors have signed forward Yuta Watanabe to a standard NBA contract. The six-foot-nine, 205-pound native of Yokohama, Japan is averaging four points, 3.3 rebounds and 13.4 minutes in 39 games (one start) as a two-way player with the Raptors this season. He is shooting .448 (56-125) from the field, including .400 (24-40) from three-point range, and has scored in double figures six times, including the Raptors' last three games. Watanabe recorded a career-high 21 points in Toronto's 113-102 win over Orlando on Friday. Watanabe spent the previous two seasons as a two-way player with Memphis. He played collegiately at George Washington (2014-18), where he was named Atlantic 10 defensive player of the year as a senior. This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 19, 2021. The Canadian Press
MONTREAL — Quebec's director of public health says the province will be lowering the age of eligibility for the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. Dr. Horacio Arruda told reporters Monday a recommendation from the province's immunization committee is expected in the coming hours and could be put into effect later this week. "From what we suspect, there's going to be a lowering of age like other provinces, but is it going to be 50, 45, 40? I cannot tell you before I receive the advice," Arruda said. The AstraZeneca vaccine is currently available to Quebecers between the ages of 55 and 79 at walk-in clinics and by appointment. Quebec suspended use of that vaccine for those younger than 55 over concerns about rare blood clots in a small number of recipients, but Health Canada has licensed the AstraZeneca shot for use in people over the age of 18. Ontario, Alberta and Manitoba have announced they are expanding access to those 40 and older. Quebec reported 1,092 new COVID-19 cases Monday and 15 more deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus, including two in the past 24 hours. The province hasn't reported fewer than 1,100 cases since late March. The significant drop in new infections is welcome news, Arruda said, but added it means public health measures must be maintained more than ever. “The situation in Quebec, honestly, is not comparable to what his happening in the rest of Canada, we’re really heading toward a drop or a plateau,” Arruda said after receiving a first dose of the Moderna vaccine at a pharmacy in St-Eustache, Que., northwest of Montreal. “But we must never, ever cry victory because things can change from day to day.” The Health Department reported 686 hospitalizations, a rise of three, and 183 people in intensive care, a rise of eight. Meanwhile, new restrictions between Ontario and Quebec went into effect Monday, limiting travel between the provinces in order to reduce the spread of virus variants of concern. People from Ontario entering Quebec for non-essential reasons will need to self-isolate for 14 days. Ontario Provincial Police were pulling over cars on Monday at a crossing in Riviere-Beaudette, Que., asking drivers their reasons for travel. In Quebec, a provincial police spokesman said officers will not be setting up checkpoints. Instead, Sgt. Marc Tessier said police will conduct "random and sporadic" checks. "If people fall into conditions where they're able to cross … it's not a problem, but if they don't have a legitimate reason, they'll be invited to turn around and go back to Ontario," he said in an interview. Quebec says it administered 40,433 COVID-19 vaccine doses Sunday; nearly 2.4 million Quebecers — about 28 per cent of the population — have received at least one dose. This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 19, 2021. — with files from Paul Chiasson Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press
After breaking all-time box office records in Japan late last year, the anime adaptation Demon Slayer – Kimetsu No Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train hits North American cinemas on Friday via Aniplex of America and Funimation. Based on the Shonen Jump manga and Ufotable/Aniplex 2019 anime TV series, it picks up where the first season left […]
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Miguel Díaz-Canel, who succeeded Raúl Castro as president, will be running the Communist Party.
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Pictures show that the fear of starvation is greater than the fear of catching a COVID infection.
A manhunt wrapped up Monday in Texas with the arrest of a former sheriff's deputy in the fatal shooting of three people.
Spire Healthcare boss awarded bonus worth over £300,000 after NHS takeoverChief executive Justin Ash saw the private hospital company benefit from revenues of over £360m during pandemic The Southampton hospital of Spire Healthcare. Spire and other private hospital providers agreed a deal for the NHS to take over their clinics at cost in 2020. Photograph: Spire Healthcare/PA
The New Jersey Devils have signed first-round pick Alexander Holtz to a three-year, entry-level contract starting next season. Devils general manager Tom Fitzgerald announced Monday that Holtz also signed an American Hockey League amateur try-out agreement for the remainder of the 2020-21 season. The seventh pick overall in the draft, Holtz recently finished his Swedish Hockey League season with seven goals and 11 assists in 40 games for Djurgardens.
DENVER — A Colorado judge will resign after being censured for repeatedly saying a racial slur in a conversation with a Black employee, expressing her views on racial justice while on the bench as well as using court employees to work on personal business. The Colorado Supreme Court issued the censure for 18th Judicial District Judge Natalie T. Chase on Friday, endorsing the state judicial disciplinary commission's conclusions that Chase undermined confidence in the judiciary and violated a rule against showing bias or prejudice based on race or ethnicity. According to the court's ruling, Chase, who is white, drove a former court clerk and a family court facilitator to and from a training in Pueblo in early 2020 and, on the way back, asked the facilitator, who is Black, why Black people can use the N-word but not white people and whether it was different in the word ended with an “er” or an “a." Chase, who works in Arapahoe County near Denver, used the full word a number of times. The facilitator, who could not leave the car or the conversation, later said each time was “like a stab through my heart,” but she did not feel free to express her anger and pain to the judge due to fear of retaliation, the ruling said. The court noted that Chase agreed with the commission’s findings but said she did not intend any “racial animus.” "You acknowledge that your use of the N-word does not promote public confidence in the judiciary and creates the appearance of impropriety. Although not directed at any person, saying the N-word has a significant negative effect on the public’s confidence in integrity of and respect for the judiciary," the ruling said. Chase's lawyer did not immediately return a telephone call and an email seeking comment on Monday. Also according to the ruling, Chase said while in her judicial robes and sitting on the bench during a break in February 2020 that she planned to boycott the Super Bowl because she did not approve of NFL players kneeling during the national anthem as a protest over police killings of Black people. The comment came while two or three other employees, two of them Black, were in court, according to the ruling. Days after the death of George Floyd, one of two Black court employees in her courtroom asked her whether she had seen the protests in Denver and Chase gave her opinions regarding racial justice issues, which the ruling did not detail. When the employee tried to explain the Black Lives Matter movement, Chase said that she believes all lives matter and also that the conduct of police involved with Floyd should be investigated. The commission also found that Chase used a non-racist, derogatory term when talking about a fellow female judge. According to a December review by The Denver Post, public censures of judges in Colorado are rare, with only four judges publicly censured between 2010 and 2020. There are usually more than 400 judges on the bench at a given time. Colleen Slevin, The Associated Press
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VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 19, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Abacus Mining & Exploration Corporation (“Abacus” or the “Company”) (TSXV: AME) announces that the TSX Venture Exchange has accepted for filing documentation with respect to the non-brokered private placement (the “Private Placement”) announced on March 10, 2021, of 11,500,000 units (the “Units”) at a price of $0.13 per Unit for total gross proceeds of $1,495,000. Closing of the Private Placement was previously announced on April 14, 2021. Each Unit consists of one common share of the Company (a “Share”) and one-half of one common share purchase warrant (a “Warrant”), with each full Warrant exercisable to purchase one Share at a price of $0.20 per Share until April 14, 2023. The Company paid a total of $17,476 in cash commissions and issued a total of 67,214 Warrants to certain arm’s length finders in connection with the Private Placement. All securities issued in connection with the Private Placement are subject to a statutory four month hold period expiring August 15, 2021. The Private Placement was offered to existing shareholders of Abacus who were permitted to subscribe pursuant to British Columbia Instrument 45-534 – Exemption from Prospectus Requirements for Certain Trades to Existing Security Holders, as well as under other available prospectus exemptions. Proceeds from the Private Placement will be applied towards the Company’s exploration programs and well as for general working capital. The Company holds options and leases on the Willow and adjacent Nev-Lorraine copper-molybdenum properties in Nevada, and a carried interest in the advanced Ajax copper-gold development project in B.C. Further details of all of the Company’s properties may be found on the Company website. On behalf of the Board, ABACUS MINING & EXPLORATION CORPORATION Paul G. AndersonPresident and CEO About Abacus Abacus is a mineral exploration and mine development company currently focused on its optioned Willow copper-gold property located near Yerington, Nevada in which it can acquire up to a 75% ownership interest, and the contiguous Nev-Lorraine claims subject to a ten-year lease agreement. The Company also holds a 20% ownership interest, together with KGHM Polska Meidz S.A. (80%), in the proposed copper-gold Ajax Mine located southwest of Kamloops, B.C., which has recently undergone a joint provincial and federal environmental assessment process. On December 14, 2017, a decision was made by the B.C. Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy and the Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum resources to decline to issue an environmental assessment certificate for the Project. For the latest reports and information on Abacus’ projects, please refer to the Company’s website at www.amemining.com. Forward-Looking Information This release includes certain statements that are deemed “forward-looking statements”. All statements in this release, other than statements of historical facts, that address events or developments that Abacus expects to occur, are forward-looking statements. Forward- looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and are generally, but not always, identified by the words “expects”, “plans”, “anticipates”, “believes”, “intends”, “estimates”, “projects”, “potential” and similar expressions, or that events or conditions “will”, “would”, “may”, “could” or “should” occur. Forward looking statements may include, without limitation, statements relating to future outlook and anticipated events, such as receipt of final TSXV acceptance in respect of the Private Placement or the anticipated use of proceeds of the Private Placement by the Company. Although the Company believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements include changes to commodity prices, mine and metallurgical recovery, operating and capital costs, foreign exchange rates, ability to obtain required permits on a timely basis, exploitation and exploration successes, continued availability of capital and financing, and general economic, market or business conditions. Investors are cautioned that any such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Forward- looking statements are based on the beliefs, estimates and opinions of the Company's management on the date the statements are made. Except as required by applicable securities laws, the Company undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements in the event that management's beliefs, estimates or opinions, or other factors, should change. Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. CONTACT: Tel: 604.682.0301 email: firstname.lastname@example.org website: www.amemining.com
BOCA RATON, Fla., April 19, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Saxena White P.A. has filed a securities fraud class action lawsuit (the “Class Action”) in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland against Emergent BioSolutions Inc. (“Emergent” or the “Company”) (NYSE: EBS) on behalf of all persons or entities who purchased or otherwise acquired Emergent common stock between July 6, 2020 and March 31, 2021, inclusive (the “Class Period”). If you purchased Emergent common stock during the Class Period and wish to apply to be lead plaintiff, a motion on your behalf must be filed with the Court no later than June 18, 2021. You may contact Lester Hooker (email@example.com), an attorney and Director at Saxena White P.A., to discuss your rights regarding the appointment of lead plaintiff or your interest in the Class Action. You may also retain counsel of your choice and need not take any action at this time to be a class member. Emergent is a specialty biopharmaceutical company that develops vaccines and antibody therapeutics for infectious diseases. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Emergent signed deals with Johnson & Johnson (“J&J”) and AstraZeneca worth a combined $875 million to provide contract development and manufacturing organization (“CDMO”) services to produce the companies’ COVID-19 vaccine candidates, and received another $628 million from the United States government as a part of Operation Warp Speed, for a total of $1.5 billion in COVID-19 deals. Following the deals, Emergent’s CEO Robert G. Kramer Sr. stated that the Company was “uniquely prepared to answer the call for [the] COVID-19 pandemic” because of its “proven manufacturing capabilities in place.” Indeed, throughout the Class Period, Defendants repeatedly assured investors of Emergent’s ability and capacity to mass manufacture COVID-19 vaccines at its Bayview manufacturing site in Baltimore, Maryland (“Bayview”). The announced deals sent the Company’s stock soaring – peaking at over $134 per share on August 13, 2020. As discussed in the Class Action Complaint, however, the Company failed to disclose to investors myriad issues at Bayview that would detrimentally affect its ability to manufacture the vaccine. Investors began to learn the truth on March 31, 2021, after the close of markets, when media reports revealed that employees at Emergent’s Bayview facility “mixed up” ingredients for the J&J and AstraZeneca vaccines, contaminating up to 15 million doses of the J&J vaccine. It was further revealed that this was not an isolated incident and part of a history of manufacturing issues at the Company’s plant. Media outlets called the massive contamination a “significant setback and public relations debacle” and highlighted longstanding contamination risks and quality control issues at the Company’s facilities, leading to a string of FDA citations, including a persistent problem with mold, poor disinfection of some plant equipment leading to growth of bacteria, the repeated approval of raw materials that had not been fully tested, and poor employee training. In response to this news, shares of Emergent’s stock price fell $14.29 per share, or over 15% over the next two trading days, from a close of $92.91 per share on March 31, 2021, to close at $78.62 on April 5, 2021. You may obtain a copy of the Complaint and inquire about actively joining the Class Action at www.saxenawhite.com. Saxena White P.A., with offices in Florida, New York, Delaware, and California, is a leading national law firm focused on prosecuting securities class actions and other complex litigation on behalf of injured investors. Currently serving as lead counsel in numerous securities fraud class actions nationwide, Saxena White has recovered billions of dollars on behalf of injured investors. CONTACT INFORMATIONLester R. Hooker, Esq.firstname.lastname@example.org Saxena White P.A.7777 Glades Road, Suite 300Boca Raton, FL 33434Tel: (561) 206-6708Fax: (561) 394-3382www.saxenawhite.com
U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) developer NextDecade Corp said Monday it joined with Project Canary to certify the greenhouse gas intensity of LNG to be sold from its proposed Rio Grande export plant in Texas. Rio Grande is one of 13 North American projects planning to make final investment decisions in 2021, most of which were carried over from 2020 when just one started construction. Most analysts, however, expect only one or two projects to go forward this year, including Venture Global LNG's Plaquemines in Louisiana.