Steve Alexander breaks down Los Angeles Clippers' Reggie Jackson value to fantasy managers with Patrick Beverley sidelined.
Steve Alexander breaks down Los Angeles Clippers' Reggie Jackson value to fantasy managers with Patrick Beverley sidelined.
‘Sense of urgency’: premiers demand more vaccine information from Scott MorrisonGladys Berejiklian says greater transparency would be ‘a condition’ of more frequent national cabinet meetings NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian says the Covid-19 vaccine rollout needs a greater ‘sense of urgency’. Photograph: Dan Himbrechts/AAP
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Gold prices steadied after gaining in early trade on Wednesday as weakness in the U.S. dollar due to higher inflation was countered by some firming in Treasury yields. Spot gold was flat $1,743.54 per ounce at 0353 GMT, after rising as much as 0.3%. "Though the dollar is weaker this morning, but a slight uptick in U.S. Treasury yields is keeping gold's upside movement muted," said Margaret Yang, a strategist at DailyFX.
SEOUL, South Korea __ South Korea has recorded its highest daily jump in new COVID-19 infections in about three months, as officials urge the public to maintain vigilance. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency said Wednesday it’s confirmed 731 new cases over the past 24 hours. They brought the country’s total to 111,419 with 1,782 deaths. The spike comes amid criticism of a slow vaccine rollout while people are increasingly venturing outdoors to take advantage of good weather. Senior health official Yoon Taeho says an increased mobility last weekend was proof that South Korea’s public vigilance has loosened, and that elevating social distancing rules will be discussed in the next few days. ___ THE VIRUS OUTBREAK: — US recommends ‘pause’ for J&J shots in blow to vaccine drive — Biden says pause on J&J shots shows gov’t putting safety 1st — EXPLAINER: What’s known about COVID vaccines and rare clots — The Dutch government has presented a roadmap for relaxing coronavirus lockdown measures, but caretaker Prime Minister Mark Rutte is stressing that it’s still too early to ease restrictions. — France has suspended all flights between Brazil and France amid concerns over coronavirus variants. — Israel says it will reopen the country to vaccinated foreign tourists in May, more than a year after closing its borders to most international visitors due to the coronavirus pandemic. ___ Follow AP’s pandemic coverage at https://apnews.com/hub/coronavirus-pandemic and https://apnews.com/hub/coronavirus-vaccine ___ HERE’S WHAT ELSE IS HAPPENING: HELENA, Mont. — Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte has issued an executive order banning the development or use of vaccine passports in Montana. Vaccine passports are documents that could be used to verify coronavirus immunization status and allow inoculated people to more freely travel, shop and dine. The move by Gianforte on Tuesday comes as vaccine passports have drawn criticism as a heavy-handed intrusion into personal freedom and private health choices. Gianforte says in a statement that he encourages all Montana residents to get vaccinated but that it is “entirely voluntary.” Vaccine passports have been implemented in New York but the White House has said there will not be any federal vaccine passport program. ___ HOLLAND, Mich. — A western Michigan restaurant owner who spent four nights in jail for violating coronavirus-related orders is firing back weeks later with a demand that $15,000 in fines be refunded and contempt findings dropped. An attorney for Marlena Pavlos-Hackney said her rights were violated during a contentious court hearing on March 19. State regulators yanked Pavlos-Hackney’s food license in January for serving indoor diners and breaking other rules related to preventing the spread of COVID-19. But the restaurant, Marlena’s Bistro and Pizzeria in Holland, stayed open in defiance. Pavlos-Hackney refused to turn herself in to face a contempt hearing. She was arrested and spent four nights in jail until authorities were convinced that her restaurant would stay closed. Attorney Robert Baker, who wasn’t hired until Pavlos-Hackney was arrested, said a judge questioned her without recognizing that she had a lawyer. He said there was “no testing of any evidence” or an opportunity to cross-examine or produce witnesses. A message seeking comment was sent to the attorney general’s office. ___ AMSTERDAM — The Dutch government has presented a roadmap for relaxing coronavirus lockdown measures, but caretaker Prime Minister Mark Rutte is stressing that it is still too early to ease restrictions. In a nationally televised press conference Tuesday, Rutte said hospitals in the Netherlands are as crowded with COVID-19 patients now as they were during the first wave of the pandemic last year and that it would be irresponsible to relax the country’s months-long lockdown now. The government had previously said it hoped the first relaxation could have started April 21, but Rutte said that was too soon. Earlier Tuesday, the Dutch public health institute said the number of new coronavirus infections rose 6% over the past week to 51,240, with the largest increase in positive tests recorded among children aged 13-17 years. The increase comes despite the months-long tough lockdown in the Netherlands including a nighttime curfew, closed bars and restaurants and shuttered public institutions like museums and zoos. ___ WASHINGTON — U.S. health insurance customers may receive higher premium rebates than normal later this year partly because insurers had less care to cover after COVID-19 arrived in 2020. Some individual insurance customers could receive premium credits or rebates of nearly $300 on average, according to an analysis of government data from the non-profit Kaiser Family Foundation. The Affordable Care Act requires insurers to give customers refunds or premium credits if they don’t spend certain percentages of the premiums they collect on care and costs related to it. Kaiser’s analysis noted that last year hospitals and other care providers cancelled surgeries and non-essential care early in the pandemic and then during subsequent COVID-19 spikes. Kaiser Vice-President Cynthia Cox said nearly half of customers in the individual market receive these annual rebates. Some people with employer-sponsored coverage also may get rebates that they share with their company. Rebate totals will be finalized later this year. They generally are then delivered by the end of September. The totals will vary by market and depend on factors like whether an insurer has already offered premium breaks to counter the drop in care. ___ WASHINGTON — The nation’s capital city joined a growing list of states in suspending the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine that’s become the focus of a federal examination of rare blood clots. District of Columbia health director Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt says she’s not aware of any cases of dangerous blood clots among the 16,000 Washingtonians who had received the J&J one-dose vaccine before the temporary halt recommended by federal health authorities. “This pause means that the system is working properly,” Nesbitt says. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, echoed Nesbitt, saying Americans who’ve recently received a Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine shouldn’t be anxious about the pause. Fauci called it a “testimony to how seriously we take safety.” J&J said in a statement Tuesday it was aware of the reports of blood clots, but that no link to its vaccine had been established. A CDC committee will meet Wednesday to discuss the cases. The FDA has launched an investigation into the cause of the clots and low platelet counts. There have been six reported clots among the 6.8 million shots administered. U.S. health authorities cautioned doctors against using a typical clot treatment, the blood-thinner heparin. “In this setting, administration of heparin may be dangerous and alternative treatments need to be given,” the FDA and CDC say. Washington state, Idaho, California, Alabama, Wisconsin, Colorado, Nevada and Alaska are among the states that have temporarily halted or have recommended pausing the use of the Johnson & Johnson shot amid the investigation. ___ BERLIN — South Africa has suspended giving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine as a “precautionary measure” following the FDA decision in the U.S. to pause the use of the vaccine while rare blood clots are examined. All six cases were in women between ages 18 to 48, including one who died. The unusual clots occurred six to 13 days after vaccination. South Africa has given more than 289,000 shots of the J&J vaccine to the country’s health workers without any reports of blood clots, Health Minister Dr. Zweli Mkhize says. He says South Africa is halting the use of the J&J doses “out of an abundance of caution.” He expects the questions regarding the J&J vaccine should “be cleared within a matter of days.” Recently, the blood clot reports prompted several European Union countries in the 27-nation bloc to limit the AstraZeneca vaccine to older age groups. The Associated Press
OTTAWA — Concerns about vaccine safety emerged again Tuesday, as Canada reported its first case of vaccine-induced blood clots linked to Oxford-AstraZeneca, and the United States put the brakes on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine following six reports of blood clots there. Officials in both countries, however, continued to stress the vaccines are safe, and their benefits outweigh their risks, even as investigations into what is causing the clots continue. The vaccine news is also dropping as the third wave of COVID-19 is exploding. Canada now has one of the highest rates of new cases in the world, and a record number of patients in critical care. The Quebec health ministry and Public Health Agency of Canada reported the Canadian blood clot in separate statements Tuesday afternoon. The woman, whose age was not specified, received the AstraZeneca vaccine made at the Serum Institute of India, known by the brand name Covishield. "The person was taken care of by the health and social services network and received the care appropriate to their condition," said Quebec's statement. "She is now recovering at her home and there is no fear for her life." Quebec said it has given out 185,000 doses of AstraZeneca so far, and this is the first and only blood clot report, making it an extremely rare event. Nationally, Health Canada only has data up to April 3, which showed less than 500,000 doses had been given out at that point. Updated data is expected Wednesday. Last week, Europe and the United Kingdom reported 222 cases of blood clots out of more than 34 million shots given. Health Canada said with all the information it has, the benefits of the vaccine continue to outweigh its risks, particularly as the risk of a vaccine-induced clot is less than one in 100,000. Blood specialists, infectious disease experts and the drug regulators say the risk of blood clots is vastly lower from the vaccines than from COVID-19 itself. The syndrome is treatable if caught. Canada's chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam said Canadians can trust that the monitoring system for any safety concerns with the vaccines is working. Tam got vaccinated herself Tuesday. She received the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. Health Canada has added a warning about the potential risk of clots to the AstraZeneca label. The National Advisory Committee on Immunization recommended that vaccine not be used on people under 55, because most reports thus far showed patients with blood clots were younger. Health Canada is also getting a risk analysis by age and gender from AstraZeneca that could inform future decisions about the vaccine's use. In a tweet Tuesday, Health Canada said it was also aware the U.S. had paused the use of J&J's vaccine because of clots. The U.S. has six reports out of more than 6.8 million shots given. Health Canada has asked the drug maker for more information, and is in touch with U.S. officials as well. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the head of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said the U.S. pause is out of an abundance of caution, and a desire to quickly get to the bottom of what might be going on. Canada has approved J&J but isn't expecting any deliveries until the last week of April. Johnson & Johnson issued a written statement Tuesday saying they are working with U.S. authorities, and have also decided to pause the rollout of their vaccine in Europe for now, as investigations on the blood clots are completed. As of Tuesday, 20 per cent of Canadians have now received at least one dose of vaccine, and the pace of vaccinations has continued to rise. More than 336,000 vaccines were given out Monday, a new one-day record. Canada is now giving out vaccines at a rate of almost seven per 1,000 people a day, up from five just two weeks ago, and only 2.5 a month ago. But Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said while "everyone is working around the clock" to get vaccines out as quickly as possible, the pandemic is still raging around us. "The situation we’re facing with COVID-19 remains extremely serious," Trudeau said Tuesday. Tam said over the last week, new cases are up 33 per cent, hospitalizations grew 29 per cent and the number in critical care went up 24 per cent. Over the last seven days, there were an average of 970 people in intensive care with COVID-19, the highest number ever, exceeding the previous seven-day high of 880 in mid-January. Canada's new case rate is now well ahead of the United States, at 289 new cases for every million people compared to 212 in the U.S. The European average is 209. Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole said Trudeau's "failure" to get vaccines for Canada faster led to this "catastrophic third wave." Monday's new case reports in Ontario and Quebec were however lower than the day before. Quebec, at 1,490 new cases, is the lowest since April 6, and Ontario, at 3,670, is well below the more than 4,400 cases reported for the last two days. Still Quebec extended lockdowns in three regions, including Quebec City and Gatineau, for another week. Saskatchewan, which added 288 new cases, is imposing a provincewide order barring gatherings with anyone you don't live with, and limiting houses of worship to a maximum of 30 people. Prince Edward Island Premier Dennis King said plans to reopen the Atlantic bubble April 19 are in jeopardy as cases in the region aren't stable. Nova Scotia imposed new restrictions on people coming in from New Brunswick due to outbreaks of variants in the latter. Vaccines may be providing some welcome good news in keeping deaths down. Tam reported an average of 34 deaths per day in the last week, compared to 140 when ICU numbers were similar in January. She said getting vaccines to the most vulnerable person has had an impact. In Saskatchewan, the province is tightening restrictions provincewide on group sizes and how many people can attend worship services as the number of COVID-19 cases continues to surge. Effective Tuesday, only people living under the same roof are to be present in a home. As of Friday, church gatherings will be restricted to no more than 30 people. Alberta’s chief medical officer of health said new public-health restrictions might be needed if high daily COVID-19 case counts continue. Dr. Deena Hinshaw reported 1,081 new cases on Tuesday, the seventh consecutive day of counts above 1,000. The rise is being driven by more contagious variants, which now make up 52 per cent of the province's 15,087 active cases. In B.C., Premier John Horgan said further COVID-19 restrictions may be on the way. He said he expected his cabinet will consider travel restrictions and those talks will also likely examine the status of visitor bookings for hotels, bed and breakfasts and campsites. This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 13, 2021. — with files from James McCarten in Washington, D.C. Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version incorrectly reported there has been 700,000 doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine administered in Canada as of April 3. It also said Dr. Anthony Fauci is the head of the U.S. Institutes of Health and Infectious Diseases.
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Mike Elliott is among many who celebrated his election as mayor of Brooklyn Center as the beginning of a new era, marking the first time one of Minnesota's most racially diverse places would be led by a person of color. Elliott, a Black man who had emigrated from Liberia as a child, was almost giddy in talking about his plans for multicultural city hall. “It’s incredible, it’s really incredible,” Elliott said then of Hmong, African, Vietnamese and white residents living side-by-side in the inner-ring Minneapolis suburb's working-class neighborhoods.
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Tech workers at the New York Times announced Tuesday that they have formed a union and are now requesting recognition by the paper. According to the Times, the new union, known as the Times Tech Guild, will represent at least 650 employees who work in software engineering, web and software design, data analysis and product management. The Times Tech Guild will be represented by the NewsGuild of New York, which also represents the Times’ unionized newsroom employees, but will be part of a distinct bargaining bloc. “We are a group of New York Times employees who build, maintain, analyze and support products and technical systems that are key to the company’s success,” the union said in a statement announcing its existence. “We believe that the Times will become stronger by improving its workplace culture.” Also Read: Trump Rails Against NY Times for Report on His Campaign Fundraising Tactics “To better express and defend our rights, we are organizing with the NewsGuild of New York,” the statement continued. “As of now, we face a number of challenges, including sudden or unexplained terminations, opaque promotion processes, unpaid overtime, and underinvestment in diverse representation. Without a union, we lack the data or bargaining rights we need to address these issues. Through collective bargaining, we will be able to build The Times’ world class digital products and platforms in a workplace that is more equitable, healthy and just. We ask that management recognize the NewsGuild of New York as our bargaining representative and begin negotiating in good faith.” We’re excited to announce that the tech workers of @nytimes have formed a union with @nyguild. Say hello to #NYTimesGuildTech! https://t.co/OiQMxZePL6 pic.twitter.com/KVjpuQUdcm — New York Times Tech Guild (@NYTGuildTech) April 13, 2021 In a statement, New York Times management said: “At The New York Times, we have a long history of positive and productive relationships with unions, and we respect the right of all employees to decide whether or not joining a union is right for them. We will take time to review this request and discuss it soon with representatives of the NewsGuild.” Read original story New York Times Tech Employees Unionize At TheWrap
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TORONTO — Milan Lucic made it clear his 1,000th game in the NHL wouldn't mean as much without Calgary securing a much-needed victory. Johnny Gaudreau wound up delivering the goods against their former teammate in emphatic style. The winger scored 36 seconds into overtime as the Flames defeated the Maple Leafs 3-2 on Tuesday in the ninth and final meeting between the clubs this season. "Personally, it's a great achievement," the bruising Lucic said of his milestone. "It makes it that much better when you get a big win." Gaudreau took a pass from Elias Lindholm on a 2-on-1 in the extra period before deking to the forehand for his 15th goal of the campaign on David Rittich, who made his Toronto debut after being acquired from Calgary in a trade late Sunday. "Lindy does a really good job of handling that puck off his skates," added Lucic, who's also logged 124 playoff contests in his career. "Once he makes that pass through to Johnny, he's almost automatic. "Beauty by him." Gaudreau, who also had an assist, said the Flames went through a couple shootouts in practice leading up to Monday's trade deadline when Rittich was still with the team. "I normally don't go to my forehand," he said. "I think I fooled him a little bit." Lindholm and Juuso Valimaki scored in regulation for Calgary (18-21-3), while Jacob Markstrom made 24 saves as the Flames picked up consecutive wins for the first time since mid-March ahead of Wednesday's trip to Montreal for a game against the Canadiens — the team they're chasing for the North Division's final playoff spot. "A great teammate," Gaudreau said of Lucic. "A guy that a lot of us in our locker room look up to. To be able to be part of his 1,000th game and get a win for him was a great night." Zach Hyman, with a goal and an assist, and Alexander Kerfoot replied for Toronto (28-11-4). Rittich, who was still mostly sporting Calgary gear, stopped 25 shots. "It was tough," Rittich said of playing his old mates. "I've got some (life-long) friends there." "Beautiful city, great guys," he added of Toronto. "A bunch of beauties." John Tavares had two assists as the Leafs lost for the second time in as many nights after falling 4-2 in Montreal on Monday to snap a 9-0-1 run. Toronto finished 6-2-1 against Calgary in 2021 and sits seven points up on the Winnipeg Jets, who visit Scotiabank Arena on Thursday, for first in the North. "He's been great, loves to chat," Tavares said of Rittich, who gave Jack Campbell a breather. "Quite the circumstances the last 48 hours for him. Probably the main reason we got a point." The deal for Rittich — Toronto shipped a 2022 third-round pick the other way — was just one of the trades made ahead of the deadline by Leafs general manager Kyle Dubas, whose other moves included acquiring forwards Nick Foligno and Riley Nash from Columbus, and defenceman Ben Hutton from Anaheim. Rittich, who blanked his new team 3-0 on the same sheet of ice Feb. 22 and had a .941 save percentage in four starts against the Leafs in 2021, flew on the Flames' charter to Toronto on Monday because of COVID-19 restrictions related to commercial travel. "It was OK, a lot of chirps," Rittich said of the strange circumstances. "Some guys didn't hold back. "But at least I had a chance to say goodbye to all of them." The visitors snapped a 1-1 tie 34 seconds into the second period with Mitch Marner in the box for tripping when Lindholm wired his 11th. Markstrom made his best save of the night early in the third with a desperation effort at full stretch on Marner, but the Leafs got their equalizer at 6:17 when Kerfoot scored his seventh. Toronto's power play — an inexplicable 1 for 36 over the last 15 games — got its first chance midway through the period when Rasmus Andersson was assessed a double-minor for high-sticking, but couldn't generate much of anything until Tavares hit the post late in the man advantage. Calgary, which beat the Edmonton Oilers 5-0 on Saturday to snap a 1-8-0 slide before dealing centre Sam Bennett to Florida ahead of the deadline, opened the scoring at 4:37 of the first when Lucic found a wide-open Valimaki for his second. Lucic, who took a couple solo laps in warmups usually reserved for rookies, got an ovation from both benches during the first TV timeout to acknowledge his 1,000th game. "It wasn't really a thing when I was a rookie to get the single lap," Lucic said. "I never got to do it, so we thought no better time to do it than tonight." Toronto got even at 10:37 when Morgan Rielly's shot off the end boards bounced to Hyman for him to pop his 15th upstairs on Markstrom. Rielly's assist was the 300th point of his career, making him the sixth Toronto defenceman to reach that mark. Lucic and Scott Sabourin, who made his Leafs debut and played his first NHL game since March 11, 2020, dropped the gloves off the ensuing faceoff, with the Flames winger needing repairs for a cut above his right eye. "It was kind of funny," Lucic said. "When I saw he was in the lineup, I knew there was probably a 100 per cent chance that he was going to ask me to fight. They had just scored and I said yes." "I congratulated him on his thousand games," Sabourin said. "The next question was, 'Hey do you want one?' "He was nice enough to oblige." And the Flames did the same to get two points on Lucic's big night. "It just adds so much more to it, especially when we're desperate for wins," said the 33-year-old. "We get a big win like that against the best team in our division. We fought hard all night long. "Kudos for my teammates and coaches for stepping up and getting the win to add onto the milestone." This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 13, 2021. ___ Follow @JClipperton_CP on Twitter Joshua Clipperton, The Canadian Press