Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin comments on scoring his 718th goal, what it means to him and the importance of continuing to strive for more.
Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin comments on scoring his 718th goal, what it means to him and the importance of continuing to strive for more.
NORTH HURON – The Township of North Huron is requesting input from community members on the creation of a Parks, Recreation and Culture Master Plan. The township sent out a press release inviting residents to visit their website to learn more about the plan and to complete a survey on the subject. “We want to know how our residents use parks and facilities, as well as how we can improve public spaces and services for future generations,” the release said. The Master Plan will guide decision-making over the next ten years and includes: • recreation and cultural facilities; • programs, activities, and events; • parks, open spaces and trails; and • service delivery policies and practices. “The delivery of well-balanced parks and recreation services plays a key role in the health of our residents and overall well-being of our community,” Reeve Bernie Bailey said. “To help us achieve this goal, the township is undertaking a Parks, Recreation and Culture Master Plan to ensure we can provide a high quality of life for years to come,” he added. “We encourage all of our residents to get involved and provide input so that we have a strong and healthy community in the future.” The release said that the input from the community will help to shape the Master Plan and will help the township and its partners to make strategic investments “to encourage a healthy and active community, strong economy, and sustainable environment.” Residents can visit the township’s website, www.northhuron.ca to learn more about the plan and how to get involved. To participate in the survey, visit www.surveymonkey.com/r/PRCMPnorthhuron. Additional consultation will occur in when the draft Master Plan is assembled to seek community feedback. Cory Bilyea, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Wingham Advance Times
Private sector growth at eight-year high as UK retail sales jump. Services and manufacturing show April boom, prompting hopes of spring spurt in activity
Dimuth Karunaratne led Sri Lanka to 229-3 in its first innings at stumps on the third day of the first test, still 312 runs behind Bangladesh’s mammoth 541-7. There was little threat from Bangladesh seamers when the Sri Lankans started their reply but the two spinners — Taijul Islam and Mehidy Hasan — were rewarded for some tight bowling on Friday. Karunaratne is Sri Lanka’s best player of spin bowling and the captain countered the threat well, but his team needs at least two more big partnerships.
Sales of new homes surged 20.7% in March, rebounding from the previous month when severe winter storms wreaked havoc in many parts of the country. Sales climbed to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.02 million last month after a 16.2% tumble in February, the Commerce Department reported Friday. The median sales price of a new home sold in March was $330,800, up only 0.8% from the median sales price a year ago.
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LAKEVILLE, Conn., April 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Salisbury Bancorp, Inc. (“Salisbury”), (NASDAQ: “SAL”), the holding company for Salisbury Bank and Trust Company (the “Bank”), announced its intent to redeem all of its Subordinated Debt Securities issued by Salisbury on December 15, 2015 and due December 15, 2025 (the “2015 Subordinated Notes”) and sent notice thereof to all holders of the 2015 Subordinated Notes. The redemption date for the Subordinated Notes is May 28, 2021 (the “Redemption Date”). Salisbury expects to fund the redemption with a portion of the proceeds from its March 31, 2021 private placement of subordinated debt. The redemption price for each of the Subordinated Notes will equal 100% of the outstanding principal amount to be redeemed, plus any accrued and unpaid interest thereon. All interest accruing on the 2015 Subordinated Notes will cease to accrue on and after the Redemption Date. Forward-Looking Statements This news release may contain statements relating to Salisbury’s and the Bank’s future results that are considered forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on the beliefs and expectations of management as well as the assumptions and estimates made by management using information currently available to management. Since these statements reflect the views of management concerning future events, these statements involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions, including among others: changes in market interest rates and general and regional economic conditions; changes in laws and regulations; changes in accounting principles; and the quality or composition of the loan and investment portfolios, technological changes and cybersecurity matters, and other factors that may be described in Salisbury’s quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and its annual report on Form 10-K, which are available at the Securities and Exchange Commission’s website (www.sec.gov) and to which reference is hereby made. Forward-looking statements made by Salisbury in this news release speak only as of the date they are made. Events or other facts that could cause Salisbury’s actual results to differ may arise from time to time and Salisbury cannot predict all such events and factors. Salisbury undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement unless as may be required by law. Source: Salisbury Bancorp, Inc. Salisbury Contact: Richard J. Cantele, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer860-435-9801 or firstname.lastname@example.org
TORONTO, April 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- (TSX: CIQ.UN, FFI.UN, SSF.UN, DGS, GDV, LBS, LCS, LCS.PR.A, SBC) – Brompton Funds announces distributions as follows for the following funds: Ticker Amount Per UnitCanadian High Income Equity Fund (“CIQ”)CIQ.UN$0.04Flaherty & Crumrine Investment Grade Preferred Income Fund (“FFI”)FFI.UN$0.07Symphony Floating Rate Senior Loan Fund (“SSF”) (Class A unit)SSF.UN$0.04 Record Dates and Payment Dates are as follows: Record DatePayment DateApril 30, 2021May 14, 2021May 31, 2021June 14, 2021June 30, 2021July 15, 2021 Symphony Floating Rate Senior Loan Fund announces a distribution in the amount of US$0.04 per Class U Unit for the above noted record and payment dates. Symphony Floating Rate Senior Loan Fund announces distributions in the amount of Cdn$0.045 per Class C Unit and Class F Unit for the above noted record and payment dates. Brompton Funds announces distributions payable on May 14, 2021 to class A shareholders of record at the close of business on April 30, 2021 for each of the following funds: Ticker Amount Per Share Dividend Growth Split Corp. (“DGS”)DGS$0.10Global Dividend Growth Split Corp. (“GDV”)GDV$0.10Life & Banc Split Corp. (“LBS”)LBS$0.10Brompton Lifeco Split Corp. (“LCS”)LCS$0.075Brompton Split Banc Corp. (“SBC”)SBC$0.10 Brompton Funds announces distributions payable on May 14, 2021 to preferred shareholders of record at the close of business on April 30, 2021 for the following fund: Ticker Amount Per ShareBrompton Lifeco Split Corp.LCS.PR.A$0.15625 Unitholders of CIQ, FFI, class A and class U unitholders of SSF and class A shareholders of DGS, GDV, LBS, LCS and SBC are reminded that these funds offer distribution reinvestment plans (“DRIP”) which provide holders with the ability to automatically reinvest distributions, commission free, and realize the benefits of compound growth. Holders can enroll in a DRIP program by contacting their investment advisor. About Brompton FundsFounded in 2000, Brompton is an experienced investment fund manager with income focused investment solutions including TSX traded closed-end funds and exchange-traded funds. For further information, please contact your investment advisor, call Brompton’s investor relations line at 416-642-6000 (toll-free at 1-866-642-6001), email email@example.com or visit our website at www.bromptongroup.com. You will usually pay brokerage fees to your dealer if you purchase or sell units or shares of the investment funds on the Toronto Stock Exchange or other alternative Canadian trading system (an “exchange”). If the units or shares are purchased or sold on an exchange, investors may pay more than the current net asset value when buying units of the investment fund and may receive less than the current net asset value when selling them. There are ongoing fees and expenses associated with owning units or shares of an investment fund. An investment fund must prepare disclosure documents that contain key information about the fund. You can find more detailed information about a fund in the public filings available at www.sedar.com. Investment funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated. Certain statements contained in this document constitute forward-looking information within the meaning of Canadian securities laws. Forward-looking information may relate to matters disclosed in this document and to other matters identified in public filings relating to the funds, to the future outlook of the funds and anticipated events or results and may include statements regarding the future financial performance of the funds. In some cases, forward-looking information can be identified by terms such as “may”, “will”, “should”, “expect”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “intend”, “estimate”, “predict”, “potential”, “continue” or other similar expressions concerning matters that are not historical facts. Actual results may vary from such forward-looking information. Investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof and we assume no obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances.
Ice and blowing snow resulted in dangerous travel conditions in Caribou, Maine, and surrounding areas on Thursday, April 22, the National Weather Service said.Temperatures fell as low as 29 F on Thursday in northern Maine, according to reports.Video shared by the NWS Caribou portrayed the conditions in the city late in the evening.The weather service said temperatures would rise on Friday, but to expect wind gusts up to 45 mph. Credit: NWS Caribou via Storyful
As people start returning to offices across the UK, decisions will be made about who will return and where employees will be working where in the future.
Kitchener-based MedTech startup, NERv Technology Inc. has raised a $2.65 million USD seed round of funding to build the company and allow NERv to secure regulatory approval, complete clinical studies, and establish its manufacturing line.
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HALIFAX — The Halifax area is into its first full day of a four-week lockdown imposed to contain an outbreak of COVID-19. Nova Scotia Premier Iain Rankin issued the "circuit breaker" health order after officials reported 38 new infections Thursday — the largest single-day increase since 55 cases were recorded on April 23, 2020. Later that day, health officials reported cases at five schools in the Halifax area. Individual cases were identified at Dartmouth South Academy, Ross Road School in Westphal, Holland Road Elementary in Fletchers Lake, and at St. Catherine's Elementary and St. Joseph's-Alexander McKay Elementary in Halifax. The new restrictions limit outdoor and indoor gatherings to five people and prohibit large gatherings, including social events, festivals, sports and wedding receptions. People are asked not to travel into or out of the Halifax area unless absolutely necessary. This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 23, 2021. The Canadian Press
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TEESWATER – The small community of Teeswater seems an unlikely place for vandalism. A farming community that should be getting ready for planting doesn't suit the profile of a place with a chainsaw-wielding vandal creeping around in the night to destroy private property, but that is what has happened. And it isn’t the first time. For the second time, a disgruntled person(s) has taken what is alleged to be a chainsaw to cut in half several hand-made signs that dot the countryside in South Bruce and surrounding areas. Signs that show passersby that the occupant is opposed to a plan by the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) to build a deep geological repository (DGR) in the pristine farmland outside of Teeswater. Or in Ignace, Ont. This time though, private property owners told Protect Our Waterways-No Nuclear Waste (POW-NNW) that their telephone lines had been cut as well. “We will not be intimidated by those that seek to silence us through acts of vandalism and violence,” Michelle Stein, president of POW-NNW, said in a press release. “This only serves to strengthen our resolve to resist NWMO’s proposed nuclear waste dump.” Stein went on to say, “The NWMO consistently refers to our community organization by the name ‘unwilling to listen group.’ This disrespectful label opens the door for pro-nuclear dump proponents to take whatever steps they want to lash out against any member of the South Bruce community who opposes their project. By not apologizing for these derogatory statements, the NWMO bears as much responsibility for these acts of violence as the people that did them." Stein is referring to a letter to the editor by Ben Belfadhel, the now retired vice-president site selection for the NWMO, in which he said, “We consider questions and challenges to be important to the integrity of our work. However, the description presented by the ‘Not Willing to Listen’ group on the potential impact to Lake Huron is concerning as it is simply inaccurate and misleading.” In response to the “labelling” that Stein referred to in her statement, the NWMO provided the following statement: “The NWMO encourages public discourse about the project, including from grassroots organizations. This project has always been and continues to be shaped by many views. We welcome all views, questions, and concerns. It is important for us to understand what they are so we can address them. “Our goal is to make sure we provide those living in and near siting communities with enough information to help them evaluate whether the project is a good fit for their community. “Canada’s plan will only proceed in an area with informed and willing hosts, where the interested municipality, First Nation and Métis communities, and others in the area are working together to implement it. “Willingness will be defined by the communities involved in the site selection process, not the NWMO. We are working in collaboration with those who live in and near the communities to understand what this looks like in the coming years.” Midwestern Newspapers reached out to South Bruce council for their response to the vandalism, and they provided the following statement: “The Municipality of South Bruce condemns all acts of vandalism. We strongly encourage all community members to conduct themselves with respect and courtesy. South Bruce is a welcoming, neighbourly community and we regret to see any act of vandalism taking place against others. Anyone with information about any act of vandalism or damage should contact local law enforcement.” Salima Virani, regional communications manager for the NWMO, provided the following statement regarding the vandalism. “The NWMO welcomes public discourse about Canada’s plan and that includes hearing the perspectives of Protect Our Waterways and others. We are saddened to hear that some are resorting to violence in the South Bruce area and we do not condone violence or vandalism. We encourage anyone who sees violence to report it to local police.” Cory Bilyea, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Wingham Advance Times
WASHINGTON — The Latest on President Joe Biden's global climate summit (all times local): 10:10 a.m. Opening the final session of the two-day virtual global climate summit, President Joe Biden says he wants to shift the conversation from climate threat to economic opportunities. Biden said Friday, “This is a moment for all of us to build better economies for our children, our grandchildren." Biden says America “is once again stepping into a leadership role” and pledges to co-operate with other nations in researching and deploying new strategies to decarbonize key industries. Biden says future jobs will involve installing electric-vehicle charging stations, manufacturing solar panels, researching sustainable farming practices and working in other new industries. But he says economic transitions shouldn’t leave other workers behind. He says, “We must ensure that workers who thrived in yesterday’s and today’s industries” also have a bright future. Biden says the hard work of implementing the ambitious climate change targets lies ahead and the two-day summit "is a start.” ___ HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE GLOBAL CLIMATE SUMMIT: The White House brings out the billionaires, the CEOs and the union executives to help sell President Joe Biden’s climate-friendly transformation of the U.S. economy at his virtual summit of world leaders. Read more: — EXPLAINER: How come nations’ climate targets don’t compare? ___ HERE'S WHAT ELSE IS GOING ON: 9:20 a.m. An independent research organization says the American goal to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 50% to 52% from 2005 levels puts the United States among the four most ambitious nations in curbing climate change. The Rhodium Group said early Friday that using the U.S.-preferred 2005 baseline, America is behind the United Kingdom but right with the European Union. It’s ahead of countries that include Canada, Japan, Iceland and Norway. President Joe Biden announced the U.S. goal at the virtual climate summit on Thursday. Different nations use different base years for their emission cuts so comparisons are difficult and can look different based on baseline years. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says the world needs to cut greenhouse gas emissions 45% below 2010 levels to limit warming to the strictest of the Paris agreement goals. Rhodium calculates the U.S. target translates to 49% below 2010 levels. ___ 9:10 a.m. An analysis shows President Joe Biden’s climate summit and the run-up to it cut the so-called emissions gap, a crucial measurement used to see if the world can limit global warming, by about one-eighth. Climate Action Tracker is a group of scientists who monitor nations’ pledges of carbon pollution cuts. It calculated that targets announced since last September cut about 12% to 14% from the emissions gap. That emissions gap is that big area between what nations promise to do and the pollution reductions needed by 2030 to limit future warming to another half a degree, which is the stricter of two goals adopted by the 2015 Paris climate deal. The tracker calculated the announcements cut between 2.9 and 4.1 billion tons of carbon from the gap. With the new targets from the United States, the United Kingdom, the European Union, Japan and Canada, the new emissions gap is 22 to 26 billion tons of carbon pollution. The tracker says before those pledges it was 25 to 30 billion tons. Climate scientist Niklas Hohne says “we are now starting to see the kind of near-term climate action the world needs to win the race to zero by 2050.” Hohne says, “While the gap is still huge, the summit created new momentum.” ___ 8:55 a.m. Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates have helped pitch President Joe Biden’s climate-friendly transformation of the U.S. economy on Day 2 of the world leaders’ virtual summit. Bloomberg says combatting climate change will depend on improving financial transparency about the risks of global warming. Bloomberg said Friday that companies need to provide financial disclosures on climate risks, so that investors can direct funding to businesses that are mitigating the threats of climate change. He says it will take historic investments to beat the challenge of global warning. Bloomberg says mayors and CEOs tell him they want to do more to tackle climate change but need more help. The multibillionaire founder of a financial data and news company is a special U.N. envoy on climate change issues. Gates thanked Biden and U.S. climate envoy John Kerry for reestablishing the U.S. leading role on tackling climate change. Gates says, “This is a promising moment.” Gates says activists and young people are rightly demanding action. He says, “Governments around the globe are meeting those demands with ambitious commitments.” Gates says climate change is “an incredibly complex issue and using just today’s technologies won’t allow us to meet out ambitious goals.” ___ 8:45 a.m. U.S. climate envoy John Kerry has kicked off the second day of the global climate summit with a commitment to meet the challenge with historic amount of new investment. The former secretary of state said Friday he heard from representatives of 63 countries on the first day of the summit, from all regions of the world. Many nations have bold plans but lack the resources to implement those plans. Kerry says, “There is polite but obvious frustration that was manifested by many who have contributed so little to the crisis but who have to deal with so much of the consequences.? At the same time, Kerry said participants enthusiastically reported one after the other about “significant and exciting measures that they’re taking.? The agenda for the second day will focus on the economic opportunities of combating climate change and the need for technological innovations. The Associated Press
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The North America USB device market is expected to grow from US$ 7,034. 04 million in 2019 to US$ 14,733. 72 million by 2027; it is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 9. 9 % from 2020 to 2027. The increasing demand for USB products in automotive entertainment and infotainment systems accelerates the market growth.New York, April 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report "North America USB Device Market Forecast to 2027 - COVID-19 Impact and Regional Analysis By Device Standard Type, Product, Connector Type, and Applications" - https://www.reportlinker.com/p06065029/?utm_source=GNW Consumer demand and new technologies impressively influence the marketability of innovative automotive products. Entertainment and infotainment systems, including audio systems, are among key components considered by consumer while buying automobiles. The paradigm shift in the consumer behavior regarding the driving experience, particularly in North America region, moves from basic to more advanced entertainment infotainment solution to contribute toward the car audio systems, which positively demands USB devices. Several companies across North America are providing car audio systems enabled with cutting-edge technologies, which require USBs connectivity feature. The growing inclination toward modern vehicle entertainment and infotainment systems is compelling auto manufacturers to provide a reliable connection between the car’s display and user’s smartphones or tablets. Thus, the USB device vendors catering to the automotive segment are designing USB products compatible with different automotive systems. At present, consumers expect vehicle entertainment and infotainment systems to respond instantly, without any delay. Thus, companies are focusing on offering robust USBs to ensure maximum functionality in automotive media hub. Thus, the escalating demand for USB devices in entertainment and infotainment systems is driving the overall North America USB device market growth.Countries in North America, especially the US, are highly affected due to COVID-19 outbreak.North America is one of the most important regions for adopting and developing new digital systems owing to favorable government policies to boost innovation, a huge industrial base, and high purchasing power—especially in developed countries such as the US and Canada.Hence, any negative impact on the growth of industries hinders the economic development of the region.The rapidly increasing number of COVID-19 confirmed cases and rising reported deaths in the country hinder both manufacturing and sale of USB devices.The factory and business shutdowns across the US, Canada, and Mexico impact the adoption of the USB device market.The outbreak adversely affected the future business operations and financial performance of various market players in the region.However, the implementation of work-from-home policy benefited the market, by leading to more sales. North America is a home to many manufacturing and technology companies, and thus the impact of the outbreak is anticipated to be quite severe till Mid-2021.Based on device standard type, the USB 2.0 segment led the North America USB device market in 2019. The USB 2.0 standard was released in April 2000 as a successor of USB 1.1. The key difference between USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 was the speed of data transfer. In comparison with USB 1.1, which was capable to transfer data at a speed of 12 Mbps, USB 2.0 has a data transfer speed of 480 Mbps and thus, it was referred to as “High Speed” USB. Also, these USBs allowed faster charging of smartphones as well as more power to peripherals, including external drives, owing to improvements in data capability and power provision. The faster data rate of USB 2.0 prompted the establishment of USB flash drives. The data encoding in USB 2.0 was Unicode. The advantages of USB 2.0 such as faster data transfer, rapid charging of smartphones, and more data security increase its demand, which drive the growth of the North America USB device market for this segment.The overall North America USB device market size has been derived using both primary and secondary sources.To begin the research process, exhaustive secondary research has been conducted using internal and external sources to obtain qualitative and quantitative information related to the market.The process also serves the purpose of obtaining an overview and forecast for the North America USB device market with respect to all the segments pertaining to the region.Also, multiple primary interviews have been conducted with industry participants and commentators to validate the data, as well as to gain more analytical insights into the topic.The participants of this process include industry experts such as VPs, business development managers, market intelligence managers, and national sales managers, along with external consultants such as valuation experts, research analysts, and key opinion leaders, specializing in the North America USB device market. ADATA Technology Co., Ltd.; CORSAIR; Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP (HPE); Imation Corporation; Kingston Technology Company, Inc.; Micron Technology, Inc.; Samsung; SanDisk Corporation; Toshiba Corporation; and Transcend Information Inc. are among the players operating in the market.Read the full report: https://www.reportlinker.com/p06065029/?utm_source=GNWAbout ReportlinkerReportLinker is an award-winning market research solution. Reportlinker finds and organizes the latest industry data so you get all the market research you need - instantly, in one place.__________________________ CONTACT: Clare: firstname.lastname@example.org US: (339)-368-6001 Intl: +1 339-368-6001
Across the country, Canadians are feeling the impact of COVID-19, on their families, their livelihoods and their way of life. Together, the governments of Canada and Ontario are working to reduce the impact of the pandemic, ensure health and safety, rebuild businesses, and promote job creation, growth and investment.
Archer missed the start of Rajasthan Royals' campaign after undergoing surgery to remove fragments of glass from a finger.