Was Jordan Binnington's weak attempt to start a riot in San Jose a matter of misunderstanding?
Was Jordan Binnington's weak attempt to start a riot in San Jose a matter of misunderstanding?
She and Prince William continue to pay tribute to Prince Philip.
Taking a knee during the Tokyo Olympics or lifting a fist in support of racial equality will be punished as the International Olympic Committee on Wednesday maintained its ban on athletes' protests inside stadiums, at ceremonies and on podiums. Against the backdrop of the Black Lives Matter movement protesting racial injustice, calls have increased in recent months for a change to that rule that would allow athletes to protest. Some international federation chiefs, including World Athletics' President Sebastian Coe, have said that athletes should have the right to make gestures of political protest during the Games.
Employees at the Office of Unemployment Insurance improperly accessed their own accounts, state auditor says.
Other students reported hearing the driver’s remarks.
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QUETTA, Pakistan — A powerful bomb exploded in the parking area of a five-star hotel in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta on Wednesday, killing at least three people and wounding at least nine others, police said. It was unclear who was behind the bombing at Serena Hotel. Police said rescuers were transporting the victims to nearby hospitals. Footage on Pakistan news channels showed burning cars. Baluchistan is the scene of a long-running insurgency by secessionist groups like the Baluchistan Liberation Front and the Baluchistan Liberation Army. They have for decades staged attacks to press their demands for independence. The Pakistani Taliban also have a presence there. Security forces were rushing to the hotel and no one was being allowed to go near the site of the blast. According to senior police official Azhar Akram, some of the wounded were listed in critical condition. He provided no further details, saying police were still investigating. Arbab Akram, a doctor at Quetta's main hospital, said the wounded were being brought their and they declared an emergency at the hospital to handle victims. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack in Quetta, the capital of southwestern Baluchistan province. The Associated Press
HALIFAX — New provincial figures indicate Nova Scotia's COVID-19 vaccination program has picked up its pace in recent weeks after an admitted slow start. Tracey Barbrick, the associate deputy minister for Nova Scotia's vaccine strategy, said in an interview today the province administered 14,742 doses on Tuesday — the highest one-day total since the start of the campaign. Barbrick says 23.6 per cent of people who are eligible for a shot have received at least one dose, which is just slightly below the national average of about 25 per cent. She says Nova Scotia is roughly one week behind other provinces because it held back about 25,000 doses for booster shots before changing its strategy to a four-month interval between first and second doses. Barbrick says a recent increase in supply of vaccine allowed the province to move from administering 11,000 doses the week of March 14 to an expected 65,000 doses this week. And despite an interruption in the supply of the Moderna vaccine, Premier Iain Rankin has said the province remains on track to reach its goal of giving all Nova Scotians who want vaccine at least one shot by the end of June. This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 21, 2021. The Canadian Press
The new restrictions under the government's "Break- the-Chain" programme will come into effect from 22 April 8 pm and will remain effective till 7 am on 1 May
The bank reported earnings results from the first quarter today, which continued to excite investors.
OMAHA, Neb. — Canadian Pacific railroad continued its assault on rival Canadian National's competing $33.7 billion bid to buy Kansas City Southern railroad Wednesday in a formal letter to regulators. Canadian Pacific urged the Surface Transportation Board to closely examine Canadian National's offer to buy Kansas City Southern. It says the deal would hurt rail competition throughout the central United States and could destabilize the balance between the industry's six largest players. Canadian National, meanwhile, maintains that the bid it announced Tuesday is superior to the $25 billion cash and stock deal that Canadian Pacific announced last month. Canadian Pacific said competition would be hurt by the rival deal because Canadian National and Kansas City Southern both have rail lines that connect the Midwest with the Gulf Coast, so combining those two railroads would eliminate a competitor. Canadian Pacific's network connects to Kansas City Southern in Kansas City, Missouri, but those two railroads don't overlap elsewhere. “Canadian Pacific respectfully suggests that the Board should see things the same way: the only combination involving KCS that is in the public interest is the one that Canadian Pacific has proposed, and which has already garnered support from over 400 shippers and other stakeholders,” Canadian Pacific's attorney David Meyer wrote. Canadian National has said its bid is better because it offers a stronger network to combine with Kansas City Southern and more cash for shareholders. CN said its offer is worth $325 per Kansas City Southern share. Kansas City Southern shareholders would receive $200 in cash and 1.059 shares of CN common stock for each share. In contrast, Canadian Pacific's current offer values Kansas City Southern at $275 per share, which includes $90 cash and 0.489 shares of CP stock. “Together, CN and KCS would offer multiple interchanges and create greater choice and service options for customers of both companies. Customers will benefit from a faster, more direct and more efficient network of end-to-end single-line services from Mexico to the United States to Canada,” Canadian National said Wednesday. Canadian National launched a website touting the benefits of its offer. Canadian Pacific created a similar site last month. Edward Jones analyst Jeff Windau said Canadian Pacific's sharp criticism of Canadian National's offer hints at how much that railroad wants the growth opportunities that would come with buying Kansas City Southern. “I think CP’s quick and pointed response helps to show how important the merger is to them,” Windau said. Kansas City Southern has said its board will review both proposals and respond later. Previously, KCS's board unanimously endorsed Canadian Pacific's bid. The Surface Transportation Board hasn't approved any major railroad mergers since the 1990s. It has generally said that any deal involving one of the nation's six largest railroads needs to enhance competition and serve the public interest to get approved. For more than two decades, the railroad industry has been stable, with two railroads in the western United States — BNSF and Union Pacific — two in the eastern United States — CSX and Norfolk Southern — and the two Canadian railroads that serve part of the United States. “Completion of a CN acquisition of KCS would create tremendous strategic pressure for CP to find a way to expand its market reach through further consolidation,” Meyer said to regulators. Josh Funk, The Associated Press
Anne visited three hospitals in Gloucestershire on Wednesday.
The FDA released an inspection report skewering operations at a drug plant blamed for ruining millions of doses of Johnson & Johnson's vaccine.
OTTAWA — Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland is urging Canadian companies to have patience as the federal government faces growing questions about its plan for reopening the economy and border. The Canadian Chamber of Commerce hosted Freeland at a virtual event Wednesday to discuss Monday's federal budget, but Freeland was pressed there on the government's plans to end the border closure. While he acknowledged specific dates are impossible at the moment, the business group's president Perrin Beatty suggested the government could lay out the criteria it will use to determine when the border restrictions can start to be eased — or end entirely. Freeland refused to provide any details, however, as she repeatedly underscored the unpredictable nature of COVID-19. “One thing that I would remind us all about is this virus is, as one doctor has said to me, it's very sneaky,” she told Beatty. “It has surprised us quite a few times along the way, including with the variants, and including with the places in the world where new variants have been popping up.” And while she acknowledged Canadian companies want — and need — predictability, she asked for patience and “flexibility.” “What you all want, very understandably, is predictability and certainty and knowing when and how things will happen,” she said. “We need all of us to have just a little bit of flexibility, because we're dealing with a threat which is flexible in how it attacks us.” Public Safety Minister Bill Blair announced on Tuesday that Canada was extending restrictions on non-essential travel from the United States and overseas as a third wave of COVID-19 cases marked by variants from abroad sweeps across the country. Restrictions were first imposed at the start of the pandemic last spring. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security tweeted Tuesday that it is “engaged in discussions with Canada and Mexico about easing restrictions as health conditions improve.” Freeland also emphasized the importance of vaccines in moving past COVID-19 and reopening the border and economy, and asked Canadian business leaders to encourage vaccinations in their communities. Beatty, meanwhile, revealed that Health Canada is currently in talks with his organization about using its business network to distribute rapid-test kits to companies across the country. He indicated kits have already been distributed by chambers of commerce in some southern Ontario communities, and that the organization is pressing provincial governments to let non-medical staff administer the tests. This report by The Canadian Press was first published Apr. 21, 2021. Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press
Guatemalan prosecutors on Wednesday requested that former President Jimmy Morales be stripped of his immunity so he can be prosecuted for violating the mandate of the United Nations-backed anti-corruption mission then working in the country. Morales, who led Guatemala from 2016 to 2020, has immunity because after his term he immediately became a representative to the Central American Parliament. Morales assumed the presidency pledging to battle corruption but once he and family members became targets of the anti-corruption mission, he moved to push it out of Guatemala.
She’s facing child abuse charges.
As many celebrated Derek Chauvin's murder conviction Tuesday, racial justice activists and leaders said the moment could be a major force for change.
Facebook Inc said on Wednesday it is making changes to its advertising tools to comply with an upcoming privacy update by Apple Inc, limiting the effectiveness of data collection features used by advertisers. The world's biggest social media company has been at loggerheads with Apple's 'App Tracking Transparency' feature, expected to kick in with the latest iPhone software update next week, which allows users to block advertisers from tracking them across different applications. Apple says it defends data privacy rights, but faces criticism from Facebook, app developers and startups whose business models rely on advertising tracking.
The six English clubs have withdrawn from the competition in the wake of fan protests.
BREAKING: The state will ease almost all COVID rules June 1, but face coverings will still be required. Easing restrictions was welcomed by Charlotte stores, restaurants
On "Watch What Happens Live," the model said her husband, John Legend, hasn't really been in touch with West, and that Kardashian is doing "OK."