Isaac Okoro (Cleveland Cavaliers) with a dunk vs the Chicago Bulls, 04/21/2021
Isaac Okoro (Cleveland Cavaliers) with a dunk vs the Chicago Bulls, 04/21/2021
The city of Miami’s efforts to reap green revenue from blue waters has incensed the protectors and paddlers of Virginia Key, who say a planned launching ramp for motorboats and water bikes will compound the hazardous chaos befouling the Marine Stadium basin.
Andrew Turner and his wife, Karen MacRae, are surrounded by cardboard boxes as they pack up their home in Huntsville, Ont. But they're not sure whether they'll be allowed to move into their new home in Nova Scotia as planned at the end of the month because of new lockdown measures announced on Friday. They are moving to a small town outside of Halifax, to be closer to Turner's parents. The sale on their new place closed March 1, and the moving trucks are booked to bring their possessions to their new home at the end of May. But on Friday, the province announced that as of Monday morning, the Nova Scotia border will be closed to anyone moving to the province, even if they were previously approved like the Turners. "If you bought a house and are moving here, you'll have to wait," Premier Iain Rankin said during the provincial update Friday. Dr. Robert Strang, the chief medical officer of health, said a new Safe Check-in Form for people looking to enter the province is expected to be ready by next Friday. These check-in forms are in place for anyone coming in from outside the province to outline their quarantine plan. Strang added that anyone hoping to come into Nova Scotia after Monday would have to wait until that new check-in form is in place. It's unclear what the new forms will look like, and whether any exemptions for people moving to Nova Scotia will be included. Andrew Turner, (left, and wife Karen MacRae are moving from their Huntsville, Ont., home on May 31, but are unsure about how their situation applies to the latest Nova Scotia restrictions on people moving into the province.(Andrew Turner) "Could you imagine showing up with your family and, like, your little car and then them going, 'Well, no, you can't get in.' You're like, 'Well, then what do we do?' Like, we literally don't have a home to go to," Turner said Saturday. Strang said the tight border restrictions will be in place until at least the end of May. He also said he's aware people have been forging emails to get across the border that appear to come from Strang's office. After Friday's announcement, Turner was sent an email from the province saying his original paperwork was cancelled and he'd need to fill out a new Nova Scotia Safe Check-in Form. But when filling out the new paperwork Saturday morning, Turner found they fell within a provincial exemption, and would be allowed to move in, since they bought their house March 1. Faced with contradictory information, Turner isn't clear what to do. "I'm a Nova Scotian guy that just wants to move home, and I'm happy to sit in quarantine outside the province, at the border, or in our house which is what we made plans to do," Turner said. "We need clarity, and I think that's what everybody's looking for — a very clear, definitive path to go from A to B." The new restrictions come at a time when Nova Scotia is dealing with the highest daily cases of COVID-19 of the pandemic, mostly driven by aggressive variants of the virus, and more and more people being admitted to intensive care. On Friday, a provincial high of 227 new cases was announced, as well as more than 200 other cases that have been identified but have not been fully processed by Public Health. The province reported 163 new cases on Saturday, as well as the death of a man in his 70s in the central zone. There are now 1,538 active cases in the province. Turner and others moving to Nova Scotia say they take the virus extremely seriously, are willing to follow the rules but need to know what to do. Sarah Cowans is also worried about her family's upcoming move from Oakville, Ont., to the Halifax area. Sarah Cowans, right, and her husband are worried about what to do when they're out of their home in Ontario on June 1, and are facing expensive options like renting in Ontario or isolating at a Nova Scotia hotel.(Sarah Cowans) She and her family have to be out of their current home on June 1, and were then planning to pack up their two young children, two dogs and the family's possessions and drive to Nova Scotia. Cowans is also originally from Nova Scotia and has lots of family in the Halifax area. There is an empty family home available in Lawrencetown until they close on their new house for July 15. But with Friday's announcement, Cowans said they're put into a "really awful position" with nowhere to go as of June 1. "I'm pretty upset. I was pretty frustrated yesterday ... to find out that we may be turned away, or forced to kind of quarantine in a hotel was pretty much a punch to the gut," she said. It's unclear right now whether the restrictions will still be in place by June. If they risk driving anyway, Cowans said they could have to isolate in an approved quarantine spot like a hotel at their own expense, which is not ideal with animals, young kids and a truck full of furniture. Or they might have to rent in Ontario until things become clearer. "Financially … it would be an impact on us. But also just … mentally and physically, we're already kind of in this limbo position," Cowans said. The new restriction has also caught the eye of Ontario lawyer James Coulter. In a letter to Rankin dated Saturday, Coulter said he's concerned about the province blocking out people who have the proper paperwork to show they own property in Nova Scotia. "A 'blanket' restriction on travel for newcomers induced to change residency to Nova Scotia is patently unfair," Coulter wrote. He also said the travel restrictions are non-compliant with every Canadian citizen's rights to mobility under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. CBC has reached out to the province for clarification on moving restrictions, and will update this story with any information. MORE TOP STORIES
HARRISON, N.J. — Seven games into the season and Toronto FC has won just once in all competitions (1-4-2), with defending MLS champion Columbus Crew SC up next.A 2-0 defeat Saturday at the New York Red Bulls saw Toronto (0-2-1 in MLS play) make a promising start, giving the Red Bulls a taste of their own medicine with an aggressive press.But TFC got nothing out of it, with New York (2-2-0) taking the lead in the 32nd minute on a Frankie Ayama goal after teenager Caden Clark picked Mark Delgado's pocket. The 17-year-old Clark doubled the lead in the 69th minute when the Red Bulls carved open the TFC defence without much opposition.Toronto coach Chris Armas is missing some key pieces, meaning the ones he has have to perform. That's not happening, with mistakes costing the team."In a league where the margins are thin, we have to be at our best. We have to carry our weight. We have to be up for it every single time, no matter what — altitude, heat, short rest, whatever that is," said Armas."There's a feeling on the inside that we're giving away some games."Fragility at set pieces and giveaways have cost his team, which begins the MLS season winless in its first three matches for the first time since 2012."Right now we have little situations we have to do better with — individually and ultimately collectively," said Armas.TFC, which finished second in the overall league standings in 2020, can take some solace in that it has yet to start its best 11 due to injury. An outbreak of COVID-19 early in the pre-season, an enforced move south of the border again, elite Mexican opposition in the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League and playing seven games in seven different venues hasn't helped.Armas is a no excuses type of guy, however."The main message is that in a time when there's a lot to make excuses about, that it's not the time," he said. "And that from coaches to players, in moments like this you have to take a hard look and say 'Can I do better? In what ways?'"The answer is a resounding yes.Saturday's game was a matchup of hard-pressing sides, looking to force the opposition into mistakes and then strike quickly after winning the ball back.The Red Bulls went ahead in the 32nd minute after Clark stole the ball from Delgado and headed towards the Toronto goal. He found Fabio and the Brazilian forward laid it back for Amaya, whose low shot through traffic beat Alex Bono from the edge of the box.It was Amaya's first for the club since arriving from FC Cincinnati in April.Clark made it 2-0 in the 69th, poking the ball in after Fabio beat Bono to Dru Yearwood's through ball. The teenager has scored in three of New York's four matches this season and upped his career MLS goals total to five in just 11 games.One of those goals was a spectacular strike against Toronto last October, lifting the Red Bulls to a 1-1 tie. The goal came in his second career game — four days after opening his account in his debut just hours after signing a first-team contract. Newly signed Venezuelan international Yeferson Soteldo, a US$6-million signing, made his TFC debut off the bench in the 56th minute. The 23-year-old, wearing No. 30, tucked in behind Ayo Akinola but had few chances to showcase his skills."You can see that he's an exciting player," said Armas. "He's an exciting attacker. He can make things happen."Toronto needed an offensive spark, missing its two other designated players — Spanish playmaker Alejandro Pozuelo (thigh) and star striker Jozy Altidore (illness). Armas said several players and staff were dealing with illness in the wake of Tuesday's 1-0 Champions League loss to Cruz Azul in Mexico CityAkinola, still finding his feet after a lengthy absence, started up front, got little service and had a quiet afternoon.The Red Bulls outshot Toronto 11-5 (3-1 on target) in a game lacking much entertainment value other than Clark, who is a bundle of speed and energy. Perhaps of more concern, Toronto completed just 65 per cent of its passes, down from 76.9 per cent in the loss to Cruz Azul.Toronto lost its MLS season opener 4-2 to CF Montreal before tying the Vancouver Whitecaps 2-2.The Red Bulls downed Chicago 2-0 last time out, after opening losses to Sporting Kansas City and the Los Angeles Galaxy.Saturday's game marked a return to Red Bull Arena for Armas, Toronto GM Ali Curtis, and assistant coach Ewan Sharp, who all worked for the Red Bulls. Curtis spent six years there, including 2 1/2 as head coach.A limited number of fans were in the seats Saturday.The New Yorkers improved their Red Bull Arena record against Toronto to 11-1-2, outscoring TFC 32-8 with eight clean sheets.Armas made three changes to the lineup that lost to Cruz Azul on Tuesday with Brazil's Auro and 18-year-olds Ralph Priso and Jayden Nelson coming in for Justin Morrow, Jacob Shaffelburg and Jonathan Osorio.It was the third career start for both Priso and Nelson. Osorio, who had an icepack on his thigh after leaving the Cruz Azul game at halftime, did not dress.The Red Bulls were missing midfielders Florian Valot (knee) and Youba Diarra (hamstring) and newly signed designated player Patryk Klimala (visa) and fellow forward Tom Barlow (thigh).NOTES: Newly acquired Toronto defender Kemar Lawrence was unavailable Saturday, still serving quarantine after his transfer from Belgium's Anderlecht ... Toronto plays Columbus in Orlando on Wednesday before facing New York City FC at Yankee Stadium on Saturday.This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 8, 2021. The Canadian Press
SANDY, Utah — The Vancouver Whitecaps handed Canadian rival CF Montreal its first loss of the season on Saturday, downing the visitors 2-0. Cristian Dajome had a brace, scoring off a penalty kick in the 57th minute and putting in a header in the 71st. Montreal briefly appeared to get on the board late but Lassi Lappalainen's goal was waved off after video review. Montreal (1-1-2) controlled 60 per cent of possession through the game and outshot Vancouver 16-10 with four shots on target. The Whitecaps (2-1-1) got another solid performance from 'keeper Max Crepeau, who had four saves to register his second clean sheet of the season. Clement Diop had two saves for Montreal. Montreal came into Saturday's game on a three-game undefeated streak, having chalked up a win and two draws to start the season. The visiting side put a shot into the Vancouver net late in the second half when Crepeau came out of the net to corral a bouncing ball. Lappalainen stayed with it as he and the 'keeper battled on the grass, and the Finnish midfielder eventually swept it in. The 'Caps vocally protested, saying there was a handball on the play. After a video review, referee Rosendo Mendoza declared the ball had hit the arm of Montreal's Erik Hurtado before Lappalainen put it in. A free kick nearly put Montreal on the board in the 83rd minute after 'Caps midfielder Leonard Owusu took out Joaquin Torres with a hard tackle outside the top of the penalty box. Victor Wanyama took the kick and sent a left-footed shot sailing over top of Vancouver's wall, but Crepeau leapt up to make the stop. Dajome's second of the day came off a corner kick in the 71st minute. Stationed just outside the top of the six-yard box, he got his head on the ball, directing it down into the bottom right corner of the net to put the 'Caps up 2-0. Vancouver's first strike came after Lucas Cavallini made a nice run into Montreal territory and sliced a pass to Dajome. Montreal's Kamal Miller took the speedy Colombian down in the box, setting up a penalty kick in the 57th minute. Dajome approached the spot, took a little stutter step, then sent a right-footed shot past the outstretched fingertips of the diving Diop. He now has three goals on the season. Two of Vancouver's goals this season have come from the penalty spot, and three others from set plays. Montreal had the edge in play over the first 45 minutes, outshooting the 'Caps 8-3, though just one chance was on target. The visitors controlled 52.7 per cent of possession across the half. Montreal's first opportunity of the afternoon came off a turnover by Vancouver's Jake Nerwinski in the midfield. Romell Quioto picked up the ball and rushed into the 'Caps end, dishing it to Bjorn Johnson at the top of the box. The Norwegian striker got a solid shot off but Crepeau's diving save kept it out of the net. Johnson was making his first start for Montreal, coming in for Mason Toye, who was injured in the club's 2-2 draw with Nashville SC on April 25. Johnson had another chance in the 39th minute following a free kick outside of the penalty box. The ball reached the lanky striker in front of the net but his diving header went wide of the post. CF Montreal will be back at their temporary home DRV PNK Stadium on Wednesday, but as the visitors as they face Inter Miami CF. The two clubs are sharing the facility to start the season due to the closed U.S.-Canada border. The Whitecaps will face Minnesota United in St. Paul, Minn. the same night. NOTES: Vancouver's Owusu, Cavallini, Dajome and Ranko Veselinovic were all shown the yellow card. Montreal's Djorde Mihailovic also received a warning from the referee. … Owusu made his first appearance of the season for the Whitecaps, coming off the bench in the 80th minute. The Ghanaian midfielder missed the first three games of the season due to a hamstring injury. … Montreal defender Kiki Struna played his 50th MLS game. This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 8, 2021. The Canadian Press
The U.N. Human Rights agency on Saturday condemned the killing this week of an online journalist in Mexico’s northern border state of Sonora. Benjamín Morales Hernández ran an online community news site called Noticias Xonoidag. On the site he covered local community events in the border town of Sonoyta, and sometimes reported on police and crime.
Radnor, Pennsylvania--(Newsfile Corp. - May 8, 2021) - The law firm of Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP reminds Credit Suisse Group AG (NYSE: CS) ("Credit Suisse") investors that a securities fraud class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of those who purchased or acquired Credit Suisse American Depositary Receipts ("ADRs") between October 29, 2020 and March 31, 2021, inclusive (the "Class Period").Deadline Reminder: Investors who purchased or acquired Credit ...
Latest update, 5:03 p.m. The latest data from the U.S. Space Force has narrowed the reentry window for the rocket body to just two hours: 9 to 11 p.m. ET. Computer projections show that if the debris were to reenter the atmosphere at exactly 10:04 p.m. ET on Saturday, it likely would be over the northern Atlantic Ocean, though the location varies minute to minute. Space Force won't know the precise landing location until after the rocket body has already landed, according to Space Track.
Lady Gaga portrays Patrizia Reggiani, the ex-wife of the Gucci heir Maurizio, who was convicted of hiring a hitman to murder him
The Pole scored another hat-trick while Barcelona and Atletico Madrid drew 0-0.
New Delhi [India], May 9 (ANI): The Parliamentary Board of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday has appointed Union Minister G Kishan Reddy as the central observer for the election of the leader of the party MLAs in the Tamil Nadu Assembly.
The home side needed a victory to wrap up the championship.
Mané and Thiago sink Southampton to keep Liverpool’s top-four hopes alive
Mondesi has not played this season due to an oblique injury.
The Reds must get back to winning ways if they want a chance to snatch a Champions League spot
RADNOR, Pa., May 08, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The law firm of Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP announces that a securities fraud class action lawsuit has been filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California against Pinterest, Inc. (NYSE: PINS) (“Pinterest”) on behalf of those who purchased or acquired Pinterest securities between February 4, 2021 and April 27, 2021, inclusive (the “Class Period”). Lead Plaintiff Deadline: June 28, 2021 Website:https://www.ktmc.com/pinterest-inc-class-action-lawsuit?utm_source=PR&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=pinterest Contact:James Maro, Esq. (484) 270-1453 Adrienne Bell, Esq. (484) 270-1435 Toll free (844) 887-9500 Pinterest operates a platform that provides inspiration for its users’ lives. Monthly active users (“MAUs”) are the number of Pinterest users who interact with Pinterest at least once during the 30-day period ending on the date of measurement. Throughout the Class Period, the defendants touted its user engagement and growth. However, the truth was revealed on April 27, 2021 when, after the market closed, Pinterest announced its first quarter 2021 financial results and reported that global monthly active users grew only 30% year-over-year to 478 million, a decline from the prior quarter’s 37% year-over-year growth. Pinterest further announced that, “[i]n Q2, we expect global MAUs to grow in the mid-teens and US MAUs to be around flat on a year-over-year percentage basis.” Following this news, Pinterest’s share price fell $11.25, or 14.5%, to close at $66.33 per share on April 28, 2021. The complaint alleges that throughout the Class Period, the defendants failed to disclose to investors that: (1) user growth was already slowing; (2) as a result, Pinterest expected user engagement to slow in the second quarter of 2021; and (3) as a result of the foregoing, the defendants’ positive statements about Pinterest’s business, operations, and prospects were materially misleading and/or lacked a reasonable basis. Pinterest investors may, no later than June 28, 2021, seek to be appointed as a lead plaintiff representative of the class through Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP, or other counsel, or may choose to do nothing and remain an absent class member. A lead plaintiff is a representative party who acts on behalf of all class members in directing the litigation. In order to be appointed as a lead plaintiff, the Court must determine that the class member’s claim is typical of the claims of other class members, and that the class member will adequately represent the class. Your ability to share in any recovery is not affected by the decision of whether or not to serve as a lead plaintiff. Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP prosecutes class actions in state and federal courts throughout the country involving securities fraud, breaches of fiduciary duties and other violations of state and federal law. Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP is a driving force behind corporate governance reform, and has recovered billions of dollars on behalf of institutional and individual investors from the United States and around the world. The firm represents investors, consumers and whistleblowers (private citizens who report fraudulent practices against the government and share in the recovery of government dollars). The complaint in this action was not filed by Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP. For more information about Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP please visit www.ktmc.com. CONTACT: Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLPJames Maro, Jr., Esq.Adrienne Bell, Esq.280 King of Prussia RoadRadnor, PA 19087(844) 887-9500 (toll free)email@example.com
The 76104 ZIP code has the lowest life expectancy in Texas, according to a UT Southwestern study. The Saturday event was about helping a community that has faced several hardships.
While on a 911 call for help, Alicia Lewandowski was heard pleading for her attacker to stop, minutes before she was found shot and lying face down in the parking lot of her mother’s Mississauga townhouse complex, a Peel police officer testified Friday. Lewandowski was "in distress, out of breath and crying, " Const. Todd Chapman told a Brampton court of the information he was provided by the dispatcher as he raced to the address at Rathburn Road and Dixie Road. "The female was saying, ‘what are you doing, stop it, ’" Chapman said. "She even stated that she had been shot in the head. "She said she didn’t know if she was dead or alive, " Chapman recalls of the information he was given before arriving at the scene where Lewandowski was left to die. "She said she’s bleeding from the head and she said that her boyfriend was Joseph Chang and that the police are looking for him." Before the call ended, Lewandowski told the dispatcher that "he’s trying to hide his gun, " Chapman recalls. Chapman’s account of the emergency call that came in at about 5:02 a.m. on March 5, 2018, came Friday, day five of the first-degree murder trial of Joseph Chang, who’s accused of the shooting death of his then girlfriend, Lewandowski, 25. Chapman, who was sitting in his cruiser at the time, called for backup and made his way to the scene, arriving about six minutes after the call came in. Const. Adam Callan was among the first Peel officers to arrive at the housing complex, to find Lewandowski’s motionless body next to shards of broken glass and a cellphone in the parking lot adjacent to the Rathburn Road East house where she lived with her mother, Mira Lewandowski. "We rolled her over, to check on further medical status and her condition, " Chapman said. "We determined that she wasn’t breathing." The officers quickly started CPR to revive Lewandowski, whose hair and head was bloodied. Moments later, the victim’s frantic mother rushed to the scene, asking officers if her daughter was shot, but police refused to let her near. Chapman later told Mira that her daughter had died. The trial, conducted via Zoom video-conference before Ontario Superior Court Justice Jennifer Woollcombe, also heard how on March 3, just days before the shooting, firefighters had gone to Chang’s 23rd-floor midtown Toronto condo to respond to calls of flooding in the unit. Once inside the Balliol Street apartment, fire crews found a chaotic scene, with drugs and drug paraphernalia "all over the place, " as well as dozens of hypodermic needles floating in the pool of water gushing from a broken sprinkler head, Toronto firefighter Martin Suchma said. Even more bizarre to Suchma was that Chang, who was inside the chaotic unit, was scarcely responding to the crews commands to leave. "He sort of just carried about his business, " Suchma said. "Effectively, saw that we were there, but kind of ignored us." A seemingly confused and scarcely responsive Chang, who noted that he needed his keys, shuffled around the apartment before eventually following orders to leave. In his cross-examination of Suchma, Chang’s defence lawyer Randall Barrs honed in on his client’s seemingly bizarre state at the time. The trial has already heard testimony from neighbours at Lewandowski’s complex, who recall hearing four loud bangs the morning she was shot, followed by a woman screaming out and a dark vehicle leaving the scene. Lewandowski, a Humber College student, who was studying esthetics and spa management, was shot at least three times, including once to the chest and once to the head, when she called police. Video captured a dark-coloured vehicle entering the complex at 4:58 a.m., before exiting four minutes later. Lewandowski was pronounced dead at the scene. Police found three live rounds on the pavement of the parking lot. Her boyfriend, Chang, then 39, was arrested in Toronto about 14 hours later and charged with first-degree murder. He has pleaded not guilty. Alicia’s mother has told the court that Chang and her daughter had a "volatile" relationship and she tried unsuccessfully to keep her daughter away from the accused, and that, by 2017, she had become increasingly concerned after it became clear that the couple were drug addicts. Court has seen photographs of a black 2010 Infiniti G37S car, a handgun and two magazines seized by police. Investigators found several items in the car, including a purse and a wallet containing several items, including a health card belonging to the victim, and bail documents belonging to the accused. Jason Miller, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Toronto Star
She also said she’s worried about the “big lie” that Republicans are using to justify voting rights restrictions
All-Clad makes some of our favorite cookware on the market—and it's all on sale for up to 50% off at Macy's right now.
Graduates of Florida Memorial University celebrated in the sunshine and under the clock tower Saturday, rejoicing in the first live commencement ceremony in more than a year.