Our second week in March begins with a Capricorn moon that wants to walk us through the grief of a year spent reckoning with the COVID-19 pandemic, leading us toward some attainable goals and ambitious distractions. Don’t let the dreamy haze of Pisces season fool you: A fish might be difficult to spot beneath the waves, but they know exactly who they are and where they are going. If world events have continued to feed your sense of hopelessness and powerlessness, hold on. With Mars getting comfortable in Gemini and Mercury dragging himself out of his post-retrograde shadow, there’s more information on the way, and with that information comes a clearer sense of how to proceed. The more we surrender to the flow of time this week, the more likely we are to feel a part of it —rather than thwarted by it.
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As we enter into over a year since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses, communities, and organizations throughout Nunavut and across the territories are continuing to feel the impacts on the economy. That's why the Government of Canada continues to be there to not only support Northern businesses through their challenges, but to also continue to support their recovery by making strategic investments in the foundations and structures already in place to keep the Northern economy going.
Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. (HAC) is proud to announce it has once again been recognized as one of Canada's Best Workplaces™ by the Great Place to Work® Institute, the leading authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. For 2021, Hyundai Canada placed seventh on the list, jumping from the 32nd spot in 2020. This is Hyundai Canada's fourth consecutive year on the list of Top 50 Best Workplaces™ of large employers in Canada, and is the only automotive company to earn this distinction for 2021.
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Foxtons faces backlash by shareholders over CEO’s near-£1m bonusLondon estate agent criticised after taking almost £7m of government Covid supportCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage Foxtons has made a £3m investment in the property site Boomin. Photograph: Alicia Canter/The Guardian
Just over 100 employees at a construction company in South Carolina are facing layoffs. Kobelco Construction Machinery in Moore, plans to lay off 75% of its workforce — 102 of the plant's 131 employees — in Spartanburg County on May 1 when the company suspends production of all seven of its hydraulic excavator models, multiple news agencies reported. The Tokyo based company learned in January that its main engine supplier, Hino Motors, was unable to obtain EPA certifications for its new model-year engines, “with no clear outlook on future supply schedule.”
Right down to its production design, the Oscars have not always felt like the most welcoming place for the disabled. LeBrecht, who has spina bifida and uses a wheelchair, will attend the April 25 ceremony. “I think that the goal is to alleviate the fear,” Tarango said through a translator, “to open the doors so that executives don’t look at our ability to hear or not to hear and to see that somebody who is blind, deaf-blind, who has any kind of disability is just part of the world and can be part of these films.”
PORT FOURCHON, La. — The Coast Guard searched for 12 people missing off the coast of Louisiana on Wednesday after finding one crew member dead and pulling six survivors from rough seas when their commercial platform vessel capsized in hurricane-force winds. Coast Guard Capt. Will Watson said winds were 80 to 90 mph (130 to 145 km/h) and seas were 7 to 9 feet (2.1 to (2.7 metres) when the Seacor Power overturned. “It’s challenging under any circumstance,” he said. The bulky vessel with three long legs that can be lowered to the sea floor to make it an offshore platform flipped over Tuesday afternoon miles south of Port Fourchon. At one point, video showed the massive ship — 129-feet (39-meters) long at its beam — with one leg pointed awkwardly skyward as rescuers searched the heaving water. One crew member was found dead on the surface of the water, Watson said at a news conference Wednesday. Asked about the prospects of the missing crew, he said: “We are hopeful. We can’t do this work if you’re not optimistic, if you’re not hopeful.” Lafourche Parish President Archie Chaisson III said time is critical in the rescue effort because “we have the potential for some rough weather around lunchtime.” “The hope is that we can bring the other 12 home alive,” Chaisson said. The search involved at least four Coast Guard vessels, four private ones and Coast Guard airplanes based in Corpus Christi, Texas, and Mobile, Alabama. A Coast Guard helicopter also was being used. Relatives of the missing crew members rushed to the port from their homes nearby, seeking any information they could get, Chaisson said. “We continue to pray for the ... men who were on that vessel as well as their families,” Chaisson said. The company that owns the ship, Houston-based Seacor Marine, set up a private hotline to share information with families of those onboard, Chaisson said. An employee who answered the phone Wednesday morning said he had no immediate information he could share. The National Weather Service in New Orleans had advised of bad weather offshore, including a special marine warning issued before 4 p.m. Tuesday that predicted steep waves and winds greater than 50 knots (58 mph). The Coast Guard received an emergency distress signal at 4:30 p.m. and issued an urgent marine broadcast that prompted multiple private vessels in the area to respond, saving four crew members, the agency said. Coast Guard crews rescued another two people. Although the Coast Guard said the lift boat capsized during a microburst, a National Weather Service meteorologist said the system was more like an offshore derecho. “This was not a microburst -- just a broad straight-line wind event that swept over a huge area,” Phil Grigsby said. He said the weather service's nearest official gauge, at Grand Isle, showed about 30 minutes of 75 mph (120 km/h) winds, followed by hours of winds over 50 mph (80 km/h). The initial storm system was followed by a low-pressure system called a wake low, which amplified the winds and made them last longer, Grigsby said. “It was the strongest wake low I've seen in almost 18 years here,” he said. Capt. Ronald Dufrene said his offshore trawler, Mister Jug, was among the shrimp boats that struggled to survive. “People who have been fishing 30, 40 years — the first time they put their life jackets on was yesterday. ... I know three boats for sure said that,” Dufrene said. He said the captain who was on board his boat told him seas rose 15 to 20 feet (5 to 6 metres) and the wind gauge was lost at 80 mph (129 km/h), but a crewman told him later that he saw the gauge at 95 mph, "then the wind laid the pole over.” The 95-mph (153 km/h) report can’t be taken as official, Grigsby said. “We don’t know how well-calibrated their instrument is. But it’s not outside the realm of probability,” he said. Port Fourchon, Louisiana's southernmost seaport, is a major base for the U.S. oil and gas industry, supporting most of Louisiana's offshore platforms and drilling rigs. The storm also overturned other vessels and damaged property from Louisiana's shore up to New Orleans. “Please join @FirstLadyOfLA and me in praying for those who remain missing after yesterday’s capsizing off the coast of Grand Isle and for those who are working to rescue them,” Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said Wednesday on Twitter. ___ The length of the capsized vessel has been corrected; it has a beam of 129 feet, not 265 feet. ___ Associated Press writer Janet McConnaughey contributed to this report from New Orleans. McGill reported from New Orleans and Martin reported from Marietta, Georgia. Stacey Plaisance, Kevin McGill And Jeff Martin, The Associated Press
Turkey's Competition Board has fined Alphabet Inc's Google more than 296 million lira ($36.65 million) for abusing its dominant position in search engine services, the regulator said on Wednesday. In a statement, it said Google had favored its own price comparison for accommodations and its local search services over those of competitors. Google must ensure within six months that competitors are not disadvantaged and report to the board annually for five years on the issue, the regulator added.
The U.S. power industry is willing to comply with a proposed requirement that it eliminate carbon emissions by 2035 as long as it has flexibility on how to achieve that goal and the ability to miss compliance deadlines that prove unrealistic, according to the nation’s top electric utility lobby group. The comments underscore concerns in the U.S. power industry that President Joe Biden’s goal to quickly eliminate the power sector’s emissions will require breakthroughs in clean energy technology that may not materialize in time – like long-duration battery storage for wind and solar power, advanced nuclear plants, and carbon capture projects.
OTTAWA — Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino says his department is creating a new pathway to permanent residency for 90,000 essential workers and international graduates who are currently in Canada. Mendicino says the new policy will grant permanent status to temporary workers and graduates who possess the skills and experience the country needs to fight the pandemic and achieve an economic recovery. He says health care and other eligible essential workers must have at least one year of Canadian work experience to apply, while international graduates must have completed an eligible Canadian post-secondary program within the last four years. On May 6, the immigration department will start accepting up to 50,000 applications from health care and other essential workers and 40,000 applications from international students who graduated from a Canadian institution. The department says the new policy will help the government meet its goal to accept 401,000 new permanent residents this year while COVID-19 travel restrictions continue to limit the numbers of newcomers landing in the country. The economic and life disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have also prompted some recent immigrants to leave Canada and return to their countries of origin, where they have more social and family connections. This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 14, 2021. ------ This story was produced with the financial assistance of the Facebook and Canadian Press News Fellowship. The Canadian Press
BERLIN — Eintracht Frankfurt’s unplanned management shakeup continued Wednesday with the announcement that sporting director Fredi Bobic will leave at the end of the season after five successful years. Bundesliga rival Hertha Berlin later announced that the 49-year-old Bobic will join as managing director from June 1. “I’m looking forward to being part of the Hertha family again from the summer,” said Bobic, a former striker who played 61 competitive games for Hertha between 2003-05. The announcements came a day after Frankfurt said coach Adi Hütter will depart to join league rival Borussia Mönchengladbach next season and two months after it was announced that Bruno Hübner, the team’s other sporting director, is leaving. All three have played key roles in leading Frankfurt to the brink of Champions League qualification this season. The team is fourth in the Bundesliga, holding the last spot for Europe’s premier competition with a seven-point cushion and six games left to play. Bobic and Frankfurt agreed to cut short his contract, which was originally due to run through June 2023. “Fredi Bobic has played a big part in Eintracht’s recent sporting and financial success,” Frankfurt chairman Philip Holzer said. “His smart and successful personnel decisions have led to an improvement in the first team and he has done a perfect job.” Bobic faces a challenge to repeat his success at big-spending Hertha, which is disjointed and battling relegation despite millions in investments from backer Lars Windhorst, who wants to transform the capital club into one of Germany’s best. “We are very happy to have won our dream candidate in Fredi Bobic and are very much looking forward to successful work together,” Hertha president Werner Gegenbauer said. Holzer said Frankfurt has already been working on finding a successor for Bobic. Former Leipzig general manager Ralf Rangnick is the favourite to take over. Frankfurt had only avoided Bundesliga relegation through a playoff when Bobic took over in 2016. With Niko Kovac as coach, Frankfurt reached the German Cup final the next season, and won it the following year before Kovac left for Bayern Munich. Frankfurt reached the Europa League semifinal the following year under Kovac’s successor Hütter. “I look back on five wonderful years at Eintracht Frankfurt,” Bobic said. “The successes we have had during this time fill me with pride.” ___ More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/hub/soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports CiaráN Fahey, The Associated Press
Shares in headphones maker Koss Corp gained 5.9% while shares in cinema operator AMC Entertainment were climbing 7.8%. GameStop shares had risen slightly in after the bell trade on Tuesday when the company announced a voluntary early redemption of senior notes. However, after opening the regular session at $143.57 on Wednesday, GameStop trading volume did not accelerate until more than an hour after the open and only hit its peak for the session so far around 1130 EDT (1530 GMT).