Deepak Chopra talks about his avatar, Digital Deepak, learning all his 90 books, the avatar leads three other avatars in a meditation in Ann Shin's documentary A.rtificial I.mmortality, premiering at the 2021 Hot Docs festival.
Deepak Chopra talks about his avatar, Digital Deepak, learning all his 90 books, the avatar leads three other avatars in a meditation in Ann Shin's documentary A.rtificial I.mmortality, premiering at the 2021 Hot Docs festival.
Torres previously contracted COVID-19 in December and has been vaccinated.
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees shortstop Gleyber Torres tested positive for COVID-19 despite being fully vaccinated and having previously contracted the coronavirus during the offseason. Torres is among eight so-called breakthrough positives among the Yankees — people who tested positive despite being fully vaccinated. Also testing positive were pitching coach Matt Blake, third base coach Phil Nevin, first base coach Reggie Willits and four traveling staff. New York said all are under quarantine protocols in Tampa, Florida. The 24-year-old Torres was placed on the COVID-19 injured list before Thursday's series finale at Tampa Bay. New York recalled infielder/outfielder Miguel Andújar from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The Yankees said the team is undergoing additional testing and contact tracing, with the assistance of the baseball commissioner's office and its medical experts. The New York State Department of Health is advising the team. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/hub/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports- The Associated Press
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TORONTO — Spring's early arrival sent demand for everything from patio furniture and inflatable pools to barbecues and bikes soaring at Canadian Tire Corp. Ltd., which reported higher-than-expected sales growth in its first quarter. Comparable sales across all of the company's retail banners, a retail industry measurement of sales within an existing store network without the effect of opening and closing stores, increased by 19.3 per cent for the three months ended April 3 compared with the year-earlier period. The Mark's retail chain, which sells casual and industrial apparel, led the way with a 22 per cent uptick in comparable sales growth, while Canadian Tire sales rose 19.2 per cent and SportChek sales increased 18.7 per cent. "Our multi-category assortment across all banners continues to prove integral to meeting the demand for products in backyard living, outdoor activities and home projects," chief executive officer Greg Hicks said during a conference call on Thursday. "With an early start to spring in many parts of Canada, customers quickly shifted to thinking about outdoor sports equipment for spring and summer, outdoor living and bikes." While many bike retailers have struggled to obtain inventory, the retailer was well positioned to benefit from surging demand for bicycles, he said. "Our ability to reliably source stock and assemble bikes puts them within easy reach of customers," Hicks said. "This is proving to be a differentiator for us in the market." The company's cycling categories at Canadian Tire and SportChek were up over $50 million compared to last year, he said. The Toronto-based retailer posted a profit attributable to shareholders of $151.8 million or $2.47 per diluted share, compared with a loss of $13.3 million or 22 cents per share for the same period a year earlier. Revenue for the quarter was $3.32 billion, up from $2.85 billion in the first quarter of 2020. The company's financial results were better than many analysts had predicted. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, only 40 per cent of Canadian Tire and SportChek stores were open at the start of 2021, with Mark's slightly better with 60 per cent of stores open. Yet the demand for outdoor gear, automotive products and home improvement items continued. "With the early arrival of spring we saw record sales in cycling as well as strong demand for fitness-related categories such as athletic footwear and kids apparel," chief financial officer Gregory Craig said during the call to discuss the results. "More than 60 per cent of the dealer shipment growth was to support spring and summer outdoor activities with products such as patio furniture, inflatable pools, barbecues and bikes." This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 13, 2021. Companies in this story: (TSX:CTC, TSX:CTC.A) The Canadian Press
1935_Nuremberg 2, Schalke 0 1936_Leipzig 2, Schalke 1 1937_Schalke 2, Fortuna Duesseldorf 1 1938_Rapid Vienna 3, Frankfurt 1 1939_Nuremberg 2, Waldhof Mannheim 0 1940_Dresdner 2, Nuremberg 1, ET 1941_Dresdner 2, Schalke 1 1942_1860 Munich 2, Schalke 0 1943_First Vienna 3, Luftwaffen-Hamburg 2, ET 1953_Rot-Weiss Essen 2, Alemannia Aachen 1 1954_Stuttgart 1, Cologne 0, ET 1955_Karlsruher 3, Schalke 2 1956_Karlsruher 3, Hamburg 1 1957_Bayern Munich 1, Fortuna Duesseldorf 0 1958_Stuttgart 4, Fortuna Duesseldorf 3, ET 1959_Schwarz-Weiss Essen 5, Borussia Neunkirchen 2 1960_Borussia Moenchengladbach 3, Karlsruher 2 1961_Werder Bremen 2, Kaiserslautern 0 1962_Nuremberg 2, Fortuna Duesseldorf 1, ET 1963_Hamburg 3, Borussia Dortmund 0 1964_1860 Munich 2, Eintracht Frankfurt 0 1965_Borussia Dortmund 2, Alemannia Aachen 0 1966_Bayern Munich 4, Meidericher 2 1967_Bayern Munich 4, Hamburg 0 1968_Cologne 4, Bochum 1 1969_Bayern Munich 2, Schalke 1 1970_Kickers Offenbach 2, Cologne 1 1971_Bayern Munich 2, Cologne 1, ET 1972_Schalke 5, Kaiserslautern 0 1973_Borussia Moenchengladbach 2, Cologne 1, ET 1974_Eintracht Frankfurt 3, Hamburg 1, ET 1975_Eintracht Frankfurt 1, Duisburg 0 1976_Hamburg 2, Kaiserslautern 0 1977_Cologne 1, Hertha Berlin 0 (after 1-1 draw) 1978_Cologne 2, Fortuna Duesseldorf 0 1979_Fortuna Duesseldorf 1, Hertha Berlin 0, ET 1980_Fortuna Duesseldorf 2, Cologne 1 1981_Eintracht Frankfurt 3, Kaiserslautern 1 1982_Bayern Munich 4, Nuremberg 2 1983_Cologne 1, Fortuna Cologne 0 1984_Bayern Munich 1, Borussia Moenchengladbach 1 (Bayern won 7-6 on penalties) 1985_Bayer Uerdingen 2, Bayern Munich 1 1986_Bayern Munich 5, Stuttgart 2 1987_Hamburg 3, Stuttgart Kickers 1 1988_Eintracht Frankfurt 1, Bochum 0 1989_Borussia Dortmund 4, Werder Bremen 1 1990_Kaiserslautern 3, Werder Bremen 2 1991_Werder Bremen 1, Cologne 1 (Bremen won 4-3 on penalties) 1992_Hannover 0, Borussia Moenchengladbach 0 (Hannover won 4-3 on penalties) 1993_Bayer Leverkusen 1, Hertha Berlin reserves 0 1994_Werder Bremen 3, Rot-Weiss Essen 1 1995_Borussia Moenchengladbach 3, Wolfsburg 0 1996_Kaiserslautern 1, Karlsruher 0 1997_Stuttgart 2, Energie Cottbus 0 1998_Bayern Munich 2, Duisburg 1 1999_Werder Bremen 1, Bayern Munich 1 (Bremen won 5-4 on penalties) 2000_Bayern Munich 3, Werder Bremen 2001_Schalke 2, Union Berlin 0 2002_Schalke 4, Bayer Leverkusen 2 2003_Bayern Munich 3, Kaiserslautern 1 2004_Werder Bremen 3, Alemannia Aachen 2 2005_Bayern Munich 2, Schalke 1 2006_Bayern Munich 1, Eintracht Frankfurt 0 2007_Nuremberg 3, Stuttgart 2, ET 2008_Bayern Munich 2, Borussia Dortmund 1, ET 2009_Werder Bremen 1, Bayer Leverkusen 0 2010_Bayern Munich 4, Werder Bremen 0 2011_Schalke 5, Duisburg 0 2012_Borussia Dortmund 5, Bayern Munich 2 2013_Bayern Munich 3, Stuttgart 2 2014_Bayern Munich 2, Borussia Dortmund 0, ET 2015_Wolfsburg 3, Borussia Dortmund 2016_Bayern Munich 0, Borussia Dortmund 0 (Bayern won 4-3 on penalties) 2017_Borussia Dortmund 2, Eintracht Frankfurt 1 2018_Eintracht Frankfurt 3, Bayern Munich 1 2019_Bayern Munich 3, Leipzig 0 2020_Bayern Munich 4, Bayer Leverkusen 2 2021_Borussia Dortmund 4, Leipzig 1 NOTE: No competition 1944-52 The Associated Press
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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas would ban abortions after as early as six weeks — before many women even know they are pregnant — and allow private citizens to enforce the rule through civil lawsuits against doctors and others under a measure given final approval by state lawmakers Thursday. The Senate vote sends the bill to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, who is expected to sign it into law. That would bring Texas in line with about a dozen other GOP-led states that have passed so-called “heartbeat bills" that federal courts have mostly blocked. The Texas measure is also likely to draw a swift legal challenge from abortion rights groups. The bill would ban abortions after the first detection of an embryonic “heartbeat.” Advanced technology can detect an electric signal flutter as early as six weeks into a pregnancy, even though the embryo isn’t yet a fetus and doesn’t have a heart. An embryo is termed a fetus beginning in the 11th week of pregnancy, medical experts say. A unique provision in the Texas bill prohibits state officials from enforcing the ban. Instead, it allows anyone, even someone outside Texas, to sue a doctor or anyone else who may have helped someone get an abortion after the time limit, and seek financial damages of up to $10,000 per defendant. “The Texas Heartbeat Act is novel in approach, allowing for citizens to hold abortionists accountable through private lawsuits. No heartbeat law passed by another state has taken this strategy. Additionally, the bill does not punish women who obtain abortions,” said Rebecca Parma, Texas Right to Life senior legislative associate. Critics say that provision would allow abortion opponents to flood the courts with lawsuits to harass doctors, patients, nurses, domestic violence counselors, a friend who drove a woman to a clinic, or even a parent who paid for a procedure. And they argue that it would violate state constitutional requirements that civil lawsuits can be filed only by impacted parties. Under the bill, a person filing the lawsuit would not need any personal connection to the abortion in question. The bill has been opposed by medical groups. “Texas has now joined the new wave of extreme abortion bans passed this year across the U.S.,” said Nancy Northup, president and chief executive officer of the Center for Reproductive Rights. “This bill essentially opens the floodgates to allow anyone who is hostile to abortion to sue doctors and clinics, consuming their resources and forcing them to shut down. We will pursue all legal options to prevent this law from taking effect.” Texas law currently bans abortion after 20 weeks, with exceptions for a woman with a life-threatening medical condition or if the fetus has a severe abnormality. Proponents of these so-called “heartbeat bills” are hoping for a legal challenge to eventually reach the U.S. Supreme Court, where they look for the conservative coalition assembled under President Donald Trump to end the constitutional right to abortion protected under the high court’s landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling. Jim Vertuno, The Associated Press
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Just weeks ago, the Gaza Strip’s feeble health system was struggling with a runaway surge of coronavirus cases. Authorities cleared out hospital operating rooms, suspended nonessential care and redeployed doctors to patients having difficulty breathing. Then, the bombs began to fall. This week's violence between Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers has killed 103 Palestinians, including 27 children, and wounded 530 people in the impoverished territory. Israeli airstrikes have pounded apartments, blown up cars and toppled buildings. Doctors across the crowded coastal enclave are now reallocating intensive care unit beds and scrambling to keep up with a very different health crisis: treating blast and shrapnel wounds, bandaging cuts and performing amputations. Distraught relatives didn't wait for ambulances, rushing the wounded by car or on foot to Shifa Hospital, the territory’s largest. Exhausted doctors hurried from patient to patient, frantically bandaging shrapnel wounds to stop the bleeding. Others gathered at the hospital morgue, waiting with stretchers to remove the bodies for burial. At the Indonesia Hospital in the northern town of Jabaliya, the clinic overflowed after bombs fell nearby. Blood was everywhere, with victims lying on the floors of hallways. Relatives crowded the ER, crying out for loved ones and cursing Israel. “Before the military attacks, we had major shortages and could barely manage with the second (virus) wave,” said Gaza Health Ministry official Abdelatif al-Hajj by phone as bombs thundered in the background. “Now casualties are coming from all directions, really critical casualties. I fear a total collapse." Gutted by years of conflict, the impoverished health care system in the territory of more than 2 million people has always been vulnerable. Bitter division between Hamas and the West Bank-based Palestinian Authority and a nearly 14-year blockade imposed by Israel with Egypt's help also has strangled the infrastructure. There are shortages of equipment and supplies such as blood bags, surgical lamps, anesthesia and antibiotics. Personal protection gear, breathing machines and oxygen tanks remain even scarcer. Last month, Gaza's daily coronavirus cases and deaths hit record highs, fueled by the spread of a variant that first appeared in Britain, relaxation of movement restrictions during Ramadan, and deepening public apathy and intransigence. In the bomb-scarred territory where the unemployment rate is 50%, the need for personal survival often trumps the pleas of public health experts. While virus testing remains limited, the outbreak has infected more than 105,700 people, according to health authorities, and killed 976. As cases climbed last year, stirring fears of a health care catastrophe, authorities set aside clinics just for COVID-19 patients. But that changed as airstrikes pummeled the territory. Nurses at the European Hospital in the town of Khan Younis, frantically needing room for the wounded, moved dozens of virus patients in the middle of the night to a different building, said hospital director Yousef al-Akkad. Its surgeons and specialists, who had deployed elsewhere for the virus, rushed back to treat head injuries, fractures and abdominal wounds. If the conflict intensifies, the hospital won't be able to care for the virus patients, al-Akkad said. “We have only 15 intensive care beds, and all I can do is pray,” he said, adding that because the hospital lacks surgical supplies and expertise, he’s already arranged to send one child to Egypt for reconstructive shoulder surgery. “I pray these airstrikes will stop soon.” At Shifa, authorities also moved the wounded into its 30 beds that had been set aside for virus patients. Thursday night was the quietest this week for the ICU, as bombs had largely fallen elsewhere in Gaza. Patients with broken bones and other wounds lay amid the din of beeping monitors, intercoms and occasional shouts by doctors. A few relatives huddled around them, recounting the chaotic barrage. “About 12 people down in one airstrike. It was 6 p.m. in the street. Some were killed, including my two cousins and young sister. It’s like this every day,” said 22-year-old Atallah al-Masri, sitting beside his wounded brother, Ghassan. Hospital director Mohammed Abu Selmia lamented the latest series of blows to Gaza's health system. “The Gaza Strip is under siege for 14 years, and the health sector is exhausted. Then comes the coronavirus pandemic,” he said, adding that most of the equipment is as old as the blockade and can't be sent out for repairs. Now, his teams already strained by virus cases are treating bombing victims, more than half of whom are critical cases needing surgery. “They work relentlessly,” he added To make matters worse, Israeli airstrikes hit two health clinics north of Gaza City on Tuesday. The strikes wreaked havoc on Hala al-Shawa Health Center, forcing employees to evacuate, and damaged the Indonesian Hospital, according to the World Health Organization. Israel, already under pressure from an International Criminal court investigation into possible war crimes during the 2014 war, reiterated this week that it warns people living in targeted areas to flee. The airstrikes nonetheless have killed civilians and inflicted damage on Gaza's infrastructure. The violence also has closed a few dozen health centers conducting coronavirus tests, said Sacha Bootsma, director of WHO's Gaza office. This week, authorities conducted some 300 tests a day, compared with 3,000 before the fighting began. The U.N. Relief and Works Agency, or UNRWA, ordered staff to stay home from its 22 clinics for their safety. Those now-closed centers had also administered coronavirus vaccines, a precious resource in a place that waited months to receive a limited shipment from the U.N.-backed COVAX program. Those doses will expire in just a few weeks and get thrown away, with “huge implications for authorities' ability to mobilize additional vaccines in the future," Bootsma said. For the newly wounded, however, the virus remains an afterthought. The last thing that Mohammad Nassar remembers before an airstrike hit was walking home with a friend on a street. When he came to, he said, “we found ourselves lying on the ground.” Now the 31-year-old is hooked up to a tangle of tubes and monitors in the Shifa Hospital surgical ward, with a broken right arm and a shrapnel wound in his stomach. —- DeBre reported from Dubai, Untied Arab Emirates. Isabel Debre And Fares Akram, The Associated Press
GERMANTOWN, Md. (AP) _ Senseonics Holdings Inc. (SENS) on Thursday reported a loss of $249.5 million in its first quarter. The Germantown, Maryland-based company said it had a loss of 68 cents per share. Losses, adjusted for non-recurring costs, were 4 cents per share. The results topped Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 6 cents per share. The medical technology company posted revenue of $2.8 million in the period, which also beat Street forecasts. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $2.7 million. In the final minutes of trading on Thursday, the company's shares hit $1.71. A year ago, they were trading at 52 cents. _____ This story was generated by Automated Insights (http://automatedinsights.com/ap) using data from Zacks Investment Research. Access a Zacks stock report on SENS at https://www.zacks.com/ap/SENS The Associated Press
GrowGeneration's (NASDAQ: GRWG) status as a favored marijuana stock took a bit of a ding on Thursday after the hydroponics retailer reported its first-quarter results. For the quarter, fueled by both organic growth and a raft of acquisitions, revenue rose 173% on a year-over-year basis to $90 million. GrowGeneration also managed a flip on the bottom line, with a net profit exceeding $6.1 million ($0.10 per share) versus the year-ago loss of almost $2.1 million.
GREY-BRUCE – Grey Bruce Public Health reports 44 active cases and 122 high-risk contacts as of Thursday afternoon. Four new cases were reported in the previous 24 hours – two in Owen Sound, one in Georgia Bluffs and one in Southgate. Three local people with COVID-19 are hospitalized in Grey-Bruce, as well as five people transferred from other areas. To date, the local vaccination program has resulted in 75,242 doses of vaccine being administered. Starting this week, the provincial booking system will be open to those 40 years of age and older, as well as people from a number of other categories, especially anyone from phase one of the vaccine rollout including long-term care residents and workers, First Nations, those with high-risk health conditions and their caregivers. Some categories of people who cannot work from home are also eligible. Check the Grey Bruce Health Unit website for additional information about the provincial or local booking system. As per provincial direction, anyone wanting to book their second dose of vaccine must wait 16 weeks, unless they qualify for a specific exemption. An innovative partnership between family health, paramedic services and public health is getting COVID-19 vaccine to those unable to leave their homes for health reasons. The local health unit said in a press release that two-person teams of staff from paramedic services and the Owen Sound Family Health Team are travelling throughout Grey County to administer vaccine. “This is another example of Grey-Bruce taking the lead in pioneering solutions to our local needs,” said Dr. Ian Arra, medical officer of health. Pauline Kerr, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Walkerton Herald Times
Prince Harry opened up about his mental health in an episode of Dax Shepard's podcast Armchair Expert, sharing that he began going to therapy after meeting Meghan Markle. "It was a conversation that I had with my now-wife," Harry said of the moment he decided to seek help. "And she saw it, she saw it straight away. She could tell that I was hurting and that some of the stuff that was out of my control was making me really angry and it would make my blood boil."
Grapevine’s 37th annual Main Street Fest “Reimagined” returns this weekend with a craft beer, comedy acts, circus performers and live music.
DETROIT (AP) — Michael Fulmer shut down Kansas City's ninth-inning rally for his second save, and the Detroit Tigers' 4-3 win Thursday to extend the Royals' losing streak to 11 games. Detroit led 4-1 entering the ninth, but Kansas City scored twice of Gregory Soto on a groundout by Carlos Santana and an RBI single from Salvador Perez. Fulmer relieved Soto and got a popout from Jorge Soler and struck out Andrew Benintendi swinging to end it. The Royals led the AL Central at the start of this skid but are now 16-20. Spencer Turnbull (2-2) allowed a run and six hits over 6 1/3 innings for Detroit. He walked one, struck out seven and hit a batter as the Tigers rounded out a three-game sweep. Daniel Lynch (0-2) allowed four runs, three earned, in the second inning and was pulled with two outs in the third. Turnbull departed after Nicky Lopez’s one-out single in the seventh. Alex Lange took over and got Whit Merrifield to bounce into a forceout. Lange then walked Santana to bring the tying run to the plate, but Salvador Perez bounced into a fielder’s choice to end the inning. The Royals once again brought the tying run to the plate with one out in the eighth, but Jose Cisnero fanned Hunter Dozier and Michael A. Taylor. The Tigers scored all of their runs in the second on RBI singles by Willi Castro, Jacoby Jones and Robbie Grossman and a sacrifice fly by Akil Baddoo. The Royals made it 4-1 in the fifth on Merrifield’s double-play grounder. Kansas City threatened with runners on first and third and one out in the sixth, but Turnbull struck out Ryan O’Hearn and got Hunter Dozier on a groundout. TRAINER’S ROOM Eric Haase started at catcher for Detroit one day after being recalled from Toledo. Both catchers who started the season for the Tigers, Wilson Ramos (lumbar spine strain) and Grayson Greiner (left hamstring sprain), are on the injured list. UP NEXT Royals: Play a doubleheader Friday against at the Chicago White Sox. RHP Brad Keller (2-4, 7.31) is expected to start the opener. Tigers: Play the Cubs at Wrigley Field on Friday, with LHP Tarik Skubal (0-5, 5.67) facing RHP Jake Arrietta (3-3, 4.31). ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/hub/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Paul Harris, The Associated Press
Devvin Anderson helped Duncanville last season to the Class 6A Division 1 state semifinals.