The Queen has been sitting on the royal throne since 1952. That's the longest reign of any monarch in British history. Operation London Bridge is the code name given to the plan in place for the days and weeks after Queen Elizabeth II's passing.
The Queen has been sitting on the royal throne since 1952. That's the longest reign of any monarch in British history. Operation London Bridge is the code name given to the plan in place for the days and weeks after Queen Elizabeth II's passing.
Eric Schmid passed for 202 yards and a touchdown and ran for 92 yards to help Sam Houston State beat McNeese State 27-13 on Saturday. The No. 5 Bearkats (5-0, 5-0 Southland Conference) earned at least a share of the conference title and will be able to clinch it on Saturday when they visit Incarnate Word. McNeese State opened the scoring with a field goal in the middle of the first quarter, and Sam Houston State answered with 27 straight points.
New York, New York--(Newsfile Corp. - April 10, 2021) - Pomerantz LLP announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed against SOS Limited ("SOS" or the "Company") (NYSE: SOS), and certain of its officers. The class action, filed in the United States ("U.S.") District Court for the District of New Jersey, and docketed under 21-cv-07454, is on behalf of a class consisting of all persons and entities other than Defendants ...
David Fincher’s “Mank” and Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet” were among the winners at the Art Directors Guild Awards on Saturday night — both are also Oscar nominees for best production design. In a hybrid ceremony, the ADG (IATSE Local 800) awarded 11 categories across television, film, music videos and commercials. Other winners included, “Da 5 Bloods” […]
The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 8:30 p.m. ET on Saturday April 10, 2021. There are 1,052,539 confirmed cases in Canada. Canada: 1,052,539 confirmed cases (70,619 active, 958,633 resolved, 23,287 deaths).*The total case count includes 13 confirmed cases among repatriated travellers. There were 7,262 new cases Saturday. The rate of active cases is 185.81 per 100,000 people. Over the past seven days, there have been a total of 50,881 new cases. The seven-day rolling average of new cases is 7,269. There were 38 new reported deaths Saturday. Over the past seven days there have been a total of 237 new reported deaths. The seven-day rolling average of new reported deaths is 34. The seven-day rolling average of the death rate is 0.09 per 100,000 people. The overall death rate is 61.27 per 100,000 people. There have been 28,875,724 tests completed. Newfoundland and Labrador: 1,029 confirmed cases (14 active, 1,009 resolved, six deaths). There were four new cases Saturday. The rate of active cases is 2.68 per 100,000 people. Over the past seven days, there have been a total of nine new cases. The seven-day rolling average of new cases is one. There have been no deaths reported over the past week. The overall death rate is 1.15 per 100,000 people. There have been 226,346 tests completed. Prince Edward Island: 162 confirmed cases (six active, 156 resolved, zero deaths). There were zero new cases Saturday. The rate of active cases is 3.76 per 100,000 people. Over the past seven days, there have been a total of two new cases. The seven-day rolling average of new cases is zero. There have been no deaths reported over the past week. The overall death rate is zero per 100,000 people. There have been 130,175 tests completed. Nova Scotia: 1,764 confirmed cases (43 active, 1,655 resolved, 66 deaths). There were eight new cases Saturday. The rate of active cases is 4.39 per 100,000 people. Over the past seven days, there have been a total of 32 new cases. The seven-day rolling average of new cases is five. There have been no deaths reported over the past week. The overall death rate is 6.74 per 100,000 people. There have been 446,506 tests completed. New Brunswick: 1,713 confirmed cases (149 active, 1,531 resolved, 33 deaths). There were 19 new cases Saturday. The rate of active cases is 19.07 per 100,000 people. Over the past seven days, there have been a total of 72 new cases. The seven-day rolling average of new cases is 10. There was one new reported death Saturday. Over the past seven days there have been a total of three new reported deaths. The seven-day rolling average of new reported deaths is zero. The seven-day rolling average of the death rate is 0.05 per 100,000 people. The overall death rate is 4.22 per 100,000 people. There have been 274,425 tests completed. Quebec: 324,848 confirmed cases (12,371 active, 301,740 resolved, 10,737 deaths). There were 1,754 new cases Saturday. The rate of active cases is 144.28 per 100,000 people. Over the past seven days, there have been a total of 9,890 new cases. The seven-day rolling average of new cases is 1,413. There were 13 new reported deaths Saturday. Over the past seven days there have been a total of 53 new reported deaths. The seven-day rolling average of new reported deaths is eight. The seven-day rolling average of the death rate is 0.09 per 100,000 people. The overall death rate is 125.22 per 100,000 people. There have been 7,494,471 tests completed. Ontario: 382,152 confirmed cases (30,999 active, 343,622 resolved, 7,531 deaths). There were 3,813 new cases Saturday. The rate of active cases is 210.39 per 100,000 people. Over the past seven days, there have been a total of 23,594 new cases. The seven-day rolling average of new cases is 3,371. There were 19 new reported deaths Saturday. Over the past seven days there have been a total of 103 new reported deaths. The seven-day rolling average of new reported deaths is 15. The seven-day rolling average of the death rate is 0.1 per 100,000 people. The overall death rate is 51.11 per 100,000 people. There have been 12,879,408 tests completed. Manitoba: 35,104 confirmed cases (1,259 active, 32,896 resolved, 949 deaths). There were 135 new cases Saturday. The rate of active cases is 91.28 per 100,000 people. Over the past seven days, there have been a total of 752 new cases. The seven-day rolling average of new cases is 107. There were zero new reported deaths Saturday. Over the past seven days there have been a total of 11 new reported deaths. The seven-day rolling average of new reported deaths is two. The seven-day rolling average of the death rate is 0.11 per 100,000 people. The overall death rate is 68.8 per 100,000 people. There have been 608,766 tests completed. Saskatchewan: 35,983 confirmed cases (2,381 active, 33,149 resolved, 453 deaths). There were 236 new cases Saturday. The rate of active cases is 202.01 per 100,000 people. Over the past seven days, there have been a total of 1,660 new cases. The seven-day rolling average of new cases is 237. There were zero new reported deaths Saturday. Over the past seven days there have been a total of 17 new reported deaths. The seven-day rolling average of new reported deaths is two. The seven-day rolling average of the death rate is 0.21 per 100,000 people. The overall death rate is 38.43 per 100,000 people. There have been 696,057 tests completed. Alberta: 159,719 confirmed cases (13,687 active, 144,020 resolved, 2,012 deaths). There were 1,293 new cases Saturday. The rate of active cases is 309.53 per 100,000 people. Over the past seven days, there have been a total of 8,360 new cases. The seven-day rolling average of new cases is 1,194. There were five new reported deaths Saturday. Over the past seven days there have been a total of 18 new reported deaths. The seven-day rolling average of new reported deaths is three. The seven-day rolling average of the death rate is 0.06 per 100,000 people. The overall death rate is 45.5 per 100,000 people. There have been 3,809,874 tests completed. British Columbia: 109,540 confirmed cases (9,709 active, 98,336 resolved, 1,495 deaths). There were zero new cases Saturday. The rate of active cases is 188.61 per 100,000 people. Over the past seven days, there have been a total of 6,509 new cases. The seven-day rolling average of new cases is 930. There were zero new reported deaths Saturday. Over the past seven days there have been a total of 32 new reported deaths. The seven-day rolling average of new reported deaths is five. The seven-day rolling average of the death rate is 0.09 per 100,000 people. The overall death rate is 29.04 per 100,000 people. There have been 2,274,469 tests completed. Yukon: 74 confirmed cases (zero active, 73 resolved, one deaths). There were zero new cases Saturday. Over the past seven days, there have been a total of zero new cases. The seven-day rolling average of new cases is zero. There have been no deaths reported over the past week. The overall death rate is 2.38 per 100,000 people. There have been 8,647 tests completed. Northwest Territories: 43 confirmed cases (one active, 42 resolved, zero deaths). There were zero new cases Saturday. The rate of active cases is 2.21 per 100,000 people. Over the past seven days, there have been a total of one new cases. The seven-day rolling average of new cases is zero. There have been no deaths reported over the past week. The overall death rate is zero per 100,000 people. There have been 16,498 tests completed. Nunavut: 395 confirmed cases (zero active, 391 resolved, four deaths). There were zero new cases Saturday. Over the past seven days, there have been a total of zero new cases. The seven-day rolling average of new cases is zero. There have been no deaths reported over the past week. The overall death rate is 10.16 per 100,000 people. There have been 10,006 tests completed. This report was automatically generated by The Canadian Press Digital Data Desk and was first published April 10, 2021. The Canadian Press
HOUSTON — Ramón Laureano hit a two-run homer, rookie Seth Brown connected for his first big league home run and the Oakland Athletics beat the Houston Astros 7-3 on Saturday to win the series. The Astros won the opener 6-2 on Thursday night to give them five straight victories over the A’s after a four-game sweep to start the season. But Oakland’s offence, which sputtered as the A’s limped to a 1-7 start, got going on Friday night in a 6-2 win powered by three homers and kept it going in the series finale by piling up a season-high 11 hits. The A's and Astros are scheduled off Sunday. Oakland manager Bob Melvin was thrilled to see his team rebound after its terrible start this year against the Astros. “It was huge," Melvin said. “Not only did we lose that series, every game we got blown out and that’s a tough way to start the season. It was important for us to gain some confidence against them. To be able to respond after that and losing (Thursday) was big for us." There were two outs in the fifth when the A’s got a single from Mark Canha. Laureano followed with his drive, which bounced off the train tracks above left field, to push the lead to 4-0. The bases were loaded with two outs in the seventh when Jed Lowrie knocked a single into shallow centre field to stretch Oakland’s advantage to 6-0. Brown sent a homer into the second deck in the eighth inning to give the Athletics five home runs in the last two games after they managed just three in their first eight. Five of Oakland's runs on Saturday came with two outs. “We are a clutch team and we know it," Laureano said. “We don’t shy away from it. We have a pretty good professional lineup so I feel good about it." Saturday’s victory was helped by a strong start from Frankie Montas (1-1), who struggled in his debut, allowing seven runs in less than three innings of a 10-3 loss to the Dodgers. He was much better against the Astros, yielding six hits and one run in six-plus innings to snap a career-long three-game losing streak dating to September. “I think it was just my location," Montas said. “My last outing I wasn’t really locating my fastball and today I was able to locate it to both sides of the plate." Montas held Houston scoreless and retired seven in a row before Kyle Tucker’s solo homer to start the seventh ended his day. “It’s just two games," Tucker said. “Our season is so long. we’re going to lose games, we’re going win games. We’ve got to do our best to get guys on, move them over." Sergio Romo took over for Montas and plunked Aledmys Díaz before he was chased by Jose Altuve’s RBI double with two outs. Jake Diekman took over and he was greeted with a run-scoring triple by Michael Brantley that cut the lead to 6-3. But Diekman retired Carlos Correa to limit the damage. Houston starter José Urquidy (0-1) allowed seven hits and four runs while striking out seven in six innings. TRAINER’S ROOM Athletics: DH Mitch Moreland sat out a second straight game with a tight hamstring. Astros: 3B Alex Bregman was out of the lineup as he deals with what manager Dusty Baker said were “sore legs.” He is expected to return for the next game. ... RHP Pedro Báez was transferred from the COVID-19 injured list to the 10-day IL with a sore right shoulder. ... RHP Austin Pruitt was transferred to the 60-day injured list after having elbow surgery this off-season. JAKE’S RETURN Houston starter Jake Odorizzi, who had been at the team’s alternate training site, was added to the taxi squad Saturday and worked out with the Astros before the game. He is expected to make his season debut Tuesday night against Detroit after getting a late start by not signing with the Astros until March 8. UP NEXT Athletics: Oakland has a day off on Sunday and Chris Bassitt (0-2, 5.56 ERA) will start the opener of a two-game series at Arizona on Monday. Astros: Houston is also off on Sunday before opening a three-game series with Detroit on Monday. Zack Greinke (1-0, 1.38) will start. It will be Houston's first meeting with Tigers manager A.J. Hinch since he was fired by the Astros after being suspended for a year by Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred for his role in the team's sign-stealing scheme. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/hub/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Kristie Rieken, The Associated Press
CALGARY — The men's world curling championship in Calgary remained in a holding pattern Saturday just short of its finish line because of positive tests for the COVID-19 virus.Four members of three international, non-playoff teams tested positive for the virus in "exit" tests before departing Canada. They did not show symptoms of the coronavirus.A playoff game and a pair of semifinals were called off Saturday. The world championship is scheduled to conclude Sunday with the gold and bronze-medal games.Four additional teams were in close contact with the infected individuals.The World Curling Federation and Curling Canada awaited tests conducted on the remaining five playoff teams Saturday to determine if the championship could resume at WinSport's Markin MacPhail Centre."We're trying to get this done," said Scott Arnold, the WCF's head of development. "We're doing everything in our power to do that, but we have to wait for the testing to see if we actually have that available to us."Athletes and team personnel were quarantined in their hotel rooms Saturday.Shortly after Canada's Brendan Bottcher was eliminated from contention by Scotland on Friday night, the WCF announced infections had been detected among participants and suspended the competition."Obviously gutted," said Nolan Thiessen, Curling Canada's director of broadcast, marketing, innovation, event presentation and athlete liaison."Friends, colleagues, teammates, our broadcast partners, just completely gutted, but we're going to figure it out, figure out what happened and see if we can still compete the season."Health and safety comes first and we'll figure out the championship side of it later."Alberta Health and the Public Health Agency of Canada approved Curling Canada's plan to host events in a controlled environment walled off from the general public.The men's world championship was the fourth event in Calgary's curling bubble after the Canadian men's, women's and mixed curling championships, in which there were no reported cases of COVID-19.It's not yet known if the positive cases at the world championships involve a variant of the virus, said Dr. Bob McCormack, who is the chief medical officer for the curling hub.Curling Canada adopted many elements from Hockey Canada's operation of the world junior men's hockey championship in Edmonton from Dec. 25 to Jan. 5.The international curling teams didn't arrive in Canada by charter flights as the hockey players did, but flew commercially. A negative test taken less than 72 hours before travelling to Calgary was required. Upon arrival in Calgary, the athletes and team personnel began a week-long "managed quarantine protocol" with four separate tests taken during that span before curlers were cleared to compete.All 14 teams, including 13 from other countries, started the men's world championship April 2. Teams are confined to the arena and their hotel across the Trans-Canada Highway, and drive themselves back and forth.Masks are mandatory outside hotel rooms and off the field of play, and hand sanitizer was readily available, yet the pernicious coronavirus infiltrated the curling bubble."We're actually assessing that as we speak," Thiessen said. "That's part of the contact-tracing process. We're trying to figure out not only where the spread is, but where this could have happened."The WCF's preference is to finish the event Sunday. Pushing it into next week is a logistical nightmare for broadcast and property reasons.A pair of Grand Slams, which are Rogers Sportsnet properties and not Curling Canada's, are scheduled to start Wednesday in Calgary.The Humpty's Championship Cup will be followed April 20-25 by the Princess Auto Players' Championship. Those tournaments feature Canadian and international men's and women's teams, including four that are competing in the men's championship.Athletes not in the world championship are arriving to undergo their testing and quarantine protocols for the Grand Slams, but aren't mixing with the world championship teams."Those athletes are at a different site completing their entrance protocols for Grand Slams," said Dr. Danielle Kelton, the on-site medical officer in Calgary. "We are in communication with them and they're not in direct contact with any athletes currently in the bubble."The women's world curling championship, relocated from Switzerland to Calgary, follows April 30 to May 9.McCormack believes a virus-free curling bubble can be restored for upcoming events."There's unknowns we need to sort out, but I am confident it will resume," he said. "Even though we've had a problem with the men's worlds, we have the opportunity to re-establish a clean bubble same as the Tournament of Hearts, which was different from the Brier, which was different from the mixed Canadian championship, which was different from the worlds. "They're separate events, so I'm hopeful not only will we be able to finish this event — that's a moving target — but we'll be able to establish a new bubble for the next events that are safe."This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 10, 2021. Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press
New York, New York--(Newsfile Corp. - April 10, 2021) - Pomerantz LLP announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed against Neptune Wellness Solutions, Inc. ("Neptune" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: NEPT) and certain of its officers. The class action, filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, and docketed under 21-cv-01386, is on behalf of a class consisting of all persons and entities other than ...
VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Canucks are expected to return to the ice Sunday, nearly two weeks after a COVID-19 outbreak swept through the team. The NHL said the Canucks can reopen their facilities Sunday pending the results of Saturday's tests. If Vancouver gets a clean bill of health, it will host the Edmonton Oilers on Friday. "The Canucks' organization has, and will continue to follow, all recommended guidelines aimed at protecting the health and safety of its players, staff and community at large as set by the NHL, local, provincial and federal agencies," the league said in a statement. The Canucks said in a tweet Saturday that players will return to training and limited individual practices Sunday, with a full group practice scheduled for Wednesday. Twenty-five people, including 21 players and four coaching staff, have tested positive for the virus during the outbreak. One other player has been deemed a close contact. General manager Jim Benning said Friday that many of the players who fell ill were feeling better. "I think our players, for the most part, our players are on the other side of it,'' he said. "We still have family members that are getting sick and I think the players worry about that.'' The outbreak saw seven Canucks' games postponed between March 31 and April 14. The NHL has rescheduled those games, with Vancouver's regular season now set to end on May 16. It will be a gruelling end to the Canucks' campaign, with 19 games in 30 days, including six sets of back-to-backs. The league initially planned to end the regular season on May 8 and said Saturday it will wait to see how the season plays out before announcing when the playoffs will begin. "With the newly revised end date for the regular season for the North Division, it is possible that the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the East, Central and West Divisions could open a few days earlier than the North Division," the league said in a statement. Vancouver (16-18-3) has not played a game since March 24 when it lost 5-1 to the visiting Winnipeg Jets. The COVID-19 outbreak swept through the team the following week, starting on March 30 when forward Adam Gaudette was pulled off the ice mid-practice after his daily test came back positive. The Canucks were set to host the Calgary Flames the following night, but the game was called off shortly before puck drop after defenceman Travis Hamonic and a member of the coaching staff tested positive. Nineteen Canucks players were listed on the NHL's COVID-19 protocol Saturday. A player on the COVID-19 protocol list has not necessarily tested positive. Players who are in self-isolation after travelling or who've been in close contact with someone who tested positive, for example, are also on the list. The list does not include team staff or players not on the active roster, including those on the taxi squad. The Canucks said on Wednesday that a variant is involved in the outbreak. Full genome sequencing is being conducted by the B.C. Centre for Disease Control to determine which specific variant. This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 10, 2021. The Canadian Press
New York, New York--(Newsfile Corp. - April 10, 2021) - Pomerantz LLP announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed against Plug Power Inc. ("Plug Power" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: PLUG) and certain of its officers. The class action, filed in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, and docketed under 21-cv-02402, is on behalf of a class consisting of all persons and entities other than Defendants ...
WHITEHORSE — Yukon residents will head to the polls on Monday for Canada's fifth election held during the COVID-19 pandemic.When the legislature was dissolved, the Liberals held a majority followed by the Yukon Party and the NDP.Liberal Leader Sandy Silver, who was first elected in 2011, led the party to a surprise election win in 2016, going from the only elected representative to leading the party's second-ever majority government."People wanted change," he said in a recent interview about the win. "The first year, we were feeding from the fire hose … I was the only member of my team at that point that had any legislative experience."Silver pointed to his government's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and the recent territorial budget, which estimated the GDP would grow by 7.9 per cent in 2021, as reasons voters should choose to keep his party in power."Now is not the time to change courses," he said. "We're in a good place, we've balanced the budget and now is not the time to retrain a bunch of (members of the legislative assembly)." The Liberals' win brought an end to 14 years of Yukon Party rule, relegating the party to the Official Opposition.Currie Dixon, a former member of the legislature, was chosen as the party's new leader in 2020, marking a return to politics for someone who was once one of Canada's youngest cabinet ministers."The current government has said the right things," he said. "But where we've noticed Yukoners are left asking for more is on action. We want to deliver action, for a change."If elected, Dixon said the party will take actions including reversing cuts to the territory's business relief program, freezing power rates for two years and enhancing tourism funding in the first 100 days in office.The territory's spending and debt have risen during the Liberals' time in power and the Yukon Party is concerned about repaying that debt, Dixon said.Dixon also criticized the decision to hold an election as the territory works through its vaccination rollout."We think it was driven by self-interest," he said.Silver disputed that characterization."Was it the intent of calling the election at this time? No," he said. "We had the Opposition calling for the election since August. Every second question in the legislative assembly was, 'When are you going to call the election?' "Newfoundland and Labrador, Saskatchewan, British Columbia and New Brunswick have all held provincial votes during the pandemic. In every case, the result was a majority government for the party that held power heading in to the campaign.The New Democrats, Yukon's third party, and its leader Kate White are advertising themselves as the progressive alternative to the two main parties.White has led the NDP since 2019, and has been an elected representative since 2011."The goal for the election is a fundamental shift," she said. "The pandemic has really done a good job of highlighting where those gaps exist ... this is an opportunity to look forward to the future that we want."White said an NDP government would freeze rents and improve access to health care.The NDP previously led the territory for 12 years between 1985 and 2000, but hasn't been able to do so since the turn of the century.However, White said the party is focused on winning a majority government.— By Nick Wells in VancouverThis report by The Canadian Press was first published April 10, 2021. The Canadian Press
Canadian PGA golfer Corey Conners was the toast of the Masters after draining a rare hole-in-one at No. 6 on Saturday.
The Eagles avenged their season-opening loss against the Vandals with two fourth-quarter touchdowns.
WASHINGTON — Former President Donald Trump insists he's enjoying his life off Twitter. The press releases his aides fire off on an increasingly frequent basis are more “elegant,” he says. Plus there's no risk of backlash for retweeting unsavoury accounts. But since Trump was barred from major social media channels after helping incite the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, his power to shape the national conversation is being tested. Trump transformed from a reality television star to a politician and president by bending the tools of communication and the media to his will. He still connects with his supporters through his releases and appearances on Fox News and other conservative outlets, where he repeats misinformation about the 2020 election. And he remains a powerful force in the Republican Party, with a starring role Saturday at a Republican National Committee event at his Mar-a-Lago club in Florida. Still, the sway over American life he once enjoyed appears to be eroding — at least for now. “It’ll never be the same for Trump unless he’s a candidate again," said Harold Holzer, an historian who is director of Hunter College's Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute and wrote a book about presidents and the press. “I don’t think it's unnatural for coverage to diminish. I'm sure it’s tough on his ego, given how much oxygen he sucks up and how much ink he generates, but it's not unnatural for an ex-president to get less attention.” It's been a dramatic adjustment nonetheless. Trump’s tweets used to drive the news cycle, with CNN, MSNBC and Fox News often spending dozens of hours a week combined displaying his missives, according to a GDELT analysis of television news archives. Since he was barred from Twitter and other platforms, Trump can no longer speak directly to large swaths of his audience and must now rely on his supporters and conservative and mainstream media to amplify his messages. To compensate for the ongoing blackout, Trump aides have been pumping out statements and endorsements that often sound just like the tweets he used to dictate. “Happy Easter to ALL, including the Radical Left CRAZIES who rigged our Presidential Election, and want to destroy our Country!” read one sent from his political action committee. (“Happy Easter!” was the more subdued version offered by his official government office.) At the same time, Trump has been ramping up his appearances on conservative media — even sitting down with his daughter-in-law for her online program. But few of those comments have reverberated as mainstream outlets, long criticized for allowing Trump to dictate coverage, have become increasingly wary of repeating his falsehoods, especially pertaining to the 2020 election. While Trump still garners coverage, Google search results for his name are at their lowest point since 2015, as noted this week by The Washington Post. And on late night TV, some have tried to scrub him out entirely, with “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert refusing to say his name. After five years of wall-to-wall Trump, the contrast is jarring. "He was unlike any prior president in the amount of oxygen he sucked up. But he increasingly resembles many former president in how little oxygen he now gets," said Ari Fleischer, who served as press secretary to George W. Bush. While that is the reality for any former president, Fleischer argued that Trump continues to “loom large” in the party and could return to the spotlight if he chooses to run again. And though his dominance of cable news has dropped precipitously from its peak in fall 2016, when he was mentioned tens of thousands of times a month, per GDELT data, he remains a presence on cable news channels nonetheless. “Two months out of office, he’s still roughly where he was in March of last year when the pandemic largely displaced him,” said Kalev Leetaru, the project's creator. “It shows that even two months out of office, he’s still looming large.” While most of Trump's statements garner relatively little coverage, some, like one that blasted Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell as “a dour, sullen, and unsmiling political hack,” dominated news coverage, with CNN, in particular, running with it for more than 44 minutes. “President Trump is the greatest news generator in American history," Trump spokesman Jason Miller said, insisting, "There was never this type of media interest in the post-Presidential careers of Clinton, Bush or Obama.” Others see it differently. “I think he lost all momentum when he got pulled from the platforms. Politics is about momentum and he has none now,” said presidential historian Douglas Brinkley. While Trump has tried to inject himself into news coverage, Brinkley said his comments are largely treated as add-ons to coverage focused on other matters. “Where it used to be he was shooting tweets like Zeus, they were like thunderbolts from up high, and now it's little squeaks from the mouse of Mar-a-Lago,” he said. Yet Trump remains a commanding figure for the Republican Party. His endorsement is highly coveted heading into the 2022 Republican primaries. And he continues to publicly flirt with running again for president in 2024. And Holzer believes Trump could reemerge if he is allowed to rejoin Twitter or goes through with much-hyped plans to launch his own social media outlet, as aides have said he is still considering. GOP strategist Alex Conant argued Trump's power “is waning by the day" as other Republicans make plans to run in 2024, and said Trump could be taking a more strategic approach if he wants to remain part of the daily conversation. "When you're president of the United States, it's very easy to insert yourself into every news cycle. But once you've left office, it has to be more strategic," Conant said, arguing Trump could have announced a book, sat for primetime interviews, or delivered a series of major speeches about the future of the party. Fleischer, too, argued Trump could have greater influence by following in the footsteps of presidents Bush and Obama, whose statements garner attention because they are rare. “The risk for a former president is you risk starting to be seen as former senators or former congressman or contributors who are on TV on a somewhat regular basis. A former president should be at an elevated posture," he said. "But Donald Trump has always done things differently with some success.” Jill Colvin, The Associated Press
Japan has been sending golfers to the Masters since 1936, with about three dozen players combining for well over 100 appearances at Augusta National. Hideki Matsuyama’s four-shot lead going into Sunday’s final round of the Masters is a breakthrough moment for Japan, which became the 17th nation to see one of its players hold a lead after any round at Augusta National. It was 10 years ago when Matsuyama became the first Asia-Pacific Amateur champion to make the cut and be the low amateur at the Masters.
A Fresno police officer who is a former member of the extremist Proud Boys group has been fired, it was announced Friday. Officer Rick Fitzgerald had been on paid leave since an internal police investigation was launched last month after some people said he was seen wearing clothing associated with the white nationalist group while attending a rally in support of selling a local theatre to a church. “It is clear to me that there were egregious violations of department policy,” Mayor Jerry Dyer said in a statement. “I am pleased that Officer Fitzgerald will no longer be serving as a police officer with the city of Fresno." See more above.
Facebook has expanded into new territory… this time, converting part of its Menlo Park headquarters into a vaccination site. Many people stayed six feet apart Saturday, as they lined up to be inoculated against COVID-19. "We're expecting to do about 1,200 every weekend."Luisa Buada is the CEO of California’s Ravenswood Family Health Network - which teamed up with Facebook for this initiative."It's so important that we get rid of the COVID virus so people can go back to a normal life."Local resident Jermaine King jumped at the chance to be vaccinated: “It’s a sense of relief. Right now I’ve got a close friend in southern California in the ICU with COVID. And he’s the same age of me. So to be able to know that I’m protecting myself and protecting others by getting the vaccine, I think it’s pretty awesome. It feels good.” The U.S. Centers for Disease Control Prevention said, as of Friday morning, more than 178 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered across the country. Officials are urging Americans to get a shot as soon as possible… in part, to prevent new variants of COVID-19 from spreading. The highly contagious variant - first discovered in the UK - has become the most common version of the virus in the U.S. as cases continue to climb.That’s according to CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky - who said this week, daily cases of the virus were up 2.3% from the previous seven-day average.
New York, New York--(Newsfile Corp. - April 10, 2021) - Pomerantz LLP announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed against Velodyne Lidar, Inc. ("Velodyne" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: VLDR) (NASDAQ: VLDRW) and certain of its officers. The class action, filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, and docketed under 21-cv-01736, is on behalf of a class consisting of all persons and entities other than ...
Two women were fatally shot inside an apartment complex and police say they may know the identity of the assailant. The identities and ages of the women killed Friday night and a description of the potential suspect were not released due to the ongoing investigation, Fresno Police Lt. Paul Cervantes told the Fresno Bee. "There’s a lot of investigating we need to do," Cervantes said shortly after midnight Saturday, offering a no comment on what, if any, motive had been determined.
Former President Donald Trump sought to position himself as the Republican Party kingmaker on Saturday, telling party donors he will help them win seats in 2022 congressional elections but shed no new light on whether he will seek a second term in 2024. Trump played host to a dinner at his Mar-a-Lago Club for Republican National Committee donors who are spending the weekend charting the future course of the party in Palm Beach, Florida. "We are gathered tonight to talk about the future of the Republican Party - and what we must do to set our candidates on a course to victory," Trump said, according to a prepared text of his speech to the group seen by Reuters.
A woman discovered her three grandchildren — all under the age of 5 — slain inside a Los Angeles apartment Saturday morning, police said. The grandmother went inside an apartment in the Reseda neighborhood and found the children had been stabbed to death, Los Angeles police Sgt. David Bambrick told KNBC-TV. No identities have been released. The Los Angeles Police Department tweeted the children appeared to be under 5 years old. Bambrick initially said they were under the age of 3.