Josh Okogie (Minnesota Timberwolves) with an and one vs the Washington Wizards, 02/27/2021
Josh Okogie (Minnesota Timberwolves) with an and one vs the Washington Wizards, 02/27/2021
CAGW named Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.) our April 2021 Porker of the Month for leading the charge to bring back wasteful pork-barrel earmarks.
Senate Republicans unveiled a $568 billion counterproposal to President Biden's infrastructure plan.
Pliskova, the sixth seed, recovered from losing the first set in a tie break by firing down 21 aces, 10 of which came in the last set alone, for a 6-7 (7/9), 6-4, 6-3 second-round win.
An investigation is underway and could lead to disciplinary action for the police officer who published the post critical of George Floyd.
J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: JBHT) announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a regular quarterly dividend on its common stock of $ 0.30 (thirty cents) per common share, a 7.1% increase over the prior quarter and an 11.1% increase over the prior year quarterly dividend. The dividend is payable to stockholders of record on May 7, 2021 and will be paid on May 21, 2021.
TORONTO — Canadian rock band the Trews have something to show for the depression and anxiety that’s lingered over the past year: a rousing pandemic-themed rock song.As the live music industry remains locked down by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Hamilton-based act has unleashed “I Wanna Play,” a boisterous rallying cry for a time when concerts can return."It encapsulated all of the longing, the desperation and frustration of the last year and a half in my life and the life of the band," singer-songwriter Colin MacDonald explained in a recent phone interview."I guess that's why people are connecting to it."There’s also something deeper going on with “I Wanna Play,” a darkly comedic spin on a traditional breakup song that could easily double as a sing-along for Canadians who miss having fun like they used to.For the Trews, some of the humour is more subtle. After all, they’ve chosen to release an epic arena-ready rock anthem at a time when Canadian health regulators wouldn’t dream of letting people back into the stands. But "I Wanna Play" also grapples with MacDonald’s own trampled hopes for the past year. For instance, the track opens with: "I wanna get on a train in a global pandemic. I wanna go so far away I can’t get back."The line came to him shortly after the band learned their in-person gig aboard the Canadian Pacific holiday train was cancelled late last year."It started as a little bit of a joke... and then we followed it through,” he said. "The song ended up happening in about 10 minutes.""I Wanna Play” captures some of the tumults in MacDonald’s personal life, alongside more universal experiences such as the very-relatable line when he supposes he might binge the entirety of Netflix before the pandemic is over."How often has the whole world been on the same page about something?" Colin’s brother and guitarist John-Angus MacDonald mused of this historic moment."This is a world of rabbit holes that is the internet. It's weird to have this one pervasive emotion running through the background which is kind of like a low-level anxiety or low-level depression — if you're lucky it's low-level."The song culminates in a roaring guitar solo by John-Angus, who wanted to give a passionate sendoff to Eddie Van Halen, the electric guitar virtuoso who died last October.Along with country singer John Prine, who died in April 2020, John-Angus said he’s been mourning the loss of many legends of rock who’ve died in the months of the pandemic."These are some of the best guys in our industry and they spent the last years of their lives not playing for their fans but … hiding in their houses," he said."It's not anybody's fault, but it's heartbreaking."The Trews shot the music video for "I Wanna Play" on the empty hockey rink inside Hamilton’s FirstOntario Centre. It features late musician and photographer Bob Lanois as the building’s grouchy janitor who rocks out to a cassette tape of the band's tune before kicking them out of the building. Lanois, who got his start alongside his music-producer brother Daniel Lanois at Hamilton's fabled Grant Avenue Studio, died suddenly at age 73 on Monday after battling various health issues. It marked another loss for the rock music community and one that hit especially close to home for the Trews."Bob was a unique spirit — a one-of-a-kind eccentric genius," said John-Angus."He brought a ton of joy to this video.... We're going to miss him a lot."Follow @dfriend on Twitter.This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 22, 2021. David Friend, The Canadian Press
As per the plea, Kappan had collapsed in bathroom at Mathura jail and was tested positive for COVID-19.
MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted his Belarusian counterpart on Thursday for talks on closer integration between the two ex-Soviet neighbours, discussions that were criticized by the Belarusian opposition. Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has grown increasingly dependent on Russia’s financial and political support after months of massive protests against his disputed re-election in August. His trip to Moscow raised speculation that he could finally accept the Kremlin’s longtime push for a stronger union. The main Belarusian opposition challenger in the vote, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, warned that Lukashenko has lost his legitimacy and the opposition would not accept any deal with Russia that would weaken Belarus' independence. The opposition says official results that gave Lukashenko a sixth term in office after the August presidential election were fraudulent. “We, the Belarusians, will not surrender the country's sovereignty and independence, and any decisions threatening it will not have legal force and will be revised," Tsikhanouskaya told The Associated Press from Vilnius, Lithuania. Thursday's talks follow allegations of a failed plot to assassinate Lukashenko, allegedly involving a blockade of the country’s capital, power cuts and cyberattacks. Belarusian and Russian security agencies arrested the alleged coup plotters in Moscow earlier this month. Speaking at the start of the meeting, Lukashenko said Russia and Belarus must “draw the lines that no one should cross and respond to those who fail to understand the need to behave more calmly." The Belarusian leader fueled expectations of a major deal with Russia when he declared over the weekend that he was preparing to make one of the most important decisions of his more than quarter-century rule. “We have made some serious progress on programs of our union,” Lukashenko said at the start of his talks with Putin. “There are acute issues related that we need to focus on, including defence and security.” Russia and Belarus have a union agreement that envisages close economic, political and military ties, but stops short of a full merger. Lukashenko has repeatedly resisted what he described as Moscow's attempts to subdue Belarus. “Our teams are continuing work to develop the legislation for the union state,” Putin said. The authoritarian Belarusian leader, who has been in power since 1994, has vowed not to abandon Belarus' post-Soviet independence and resisted Moscow's push for opening a military base in Belarus. But Lukashenko's positions have weakened amid massive protests against his rule. Belarus authorities cracked down harshly on the protests, arresting more than 34,000 people and beating many. Most prominent opposition figures have fled Belarus or have since been jailed. The U.S. and the European Union have responded by slapping sanctions on Belarus. On Monday, Washington ramped up sanctions against Belarus, with the U.S. Treasury Department announcing it was revoking a license that had allowed transactions with nine top state-owned companies in Belarus since 2015. They include the oil company Belneftekhim, which accounts for 30% of the country’s industrial output. Amid the Western pressure, Lukashenko has edged closer to Russia. He alleged that the U.S. was behind the botched coup attempt — a claim the White House has rejected. “The man who cast himself as a ‘guarantor of sovereignty for decades has become a direct threat to sovereignty,” Tsikhanouskaya said of Lukashenko. Tsilkhanouskaya, who was pressured to move to Lithuania after the presidential vote, emphasized that the Belarusian leader “lacks a legitimate right to make decisions that affect national interests and influence the country's future.” “We don't need any additional ‘protection’ by Russia,” she told the AP. In Wednesday's state of the nation address, Putin harshly criticized the West for failing to condemn the alleged coup attempt in Belarus. Tsikhanouskaya has dismissed the coup claim as an apparent “provocation of Russian and Belarusian security agencies.” ___ Karmanau reported from Kyiv, Ukraine. Vladimir Isachenkov And Yuras Karmanau, The Associated Press
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U.S. Senate Republicans on Thursday proposed a $568 billion, five-year infrastructure package as a counter offer to President Joe Biden's sweeping $2.3 trillion plan, calling their measure a starting point for bipartisan negotiations. The proposal, which falls below an initial Republican target range of $600 billion to $800 billion, focuses narrowly on traditional infrastructure projects including roads, bridges, rail, ports, water systems and on broadband access. "This is the largest infrastructure investment that Republicans have come forward with," said Senator Shelley Moore Capito, who has helped lead the effort as top Republican on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.
Britain's medicines regulator on Thursday said there had been 168 major blood clots following a dose of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine, a rate of 7.9 clots per million doses, a jump in incidence from the previous week's figure. This was up from the 100 cases reported last week, when the overall case incidence was 4.9 per million doses. There has been scrutiny of the AstraZeneca vaccine on the issue of the very rare clots and some countries, including Britain, have recommended that only people over a certain age get the shot.
Immediate Release – April 22nd, 2021 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, April 22nd, 2021 - In accordance with article 8:4 of the Royal Decree of 29 April 2019 executing the Belgian Code on Companies and Associations, Ion Beam Applications SA (“IBA”) hereby discloses information in relation to its share buyback program announced on January 12th, 2021. Under this program, IBA has requested a financial intermediary to repurchase up to 357.000 IBA ordinary shares on its behalf under the terms of a discretionary mandate agreement with validity until May 31st, 2021, effective as from January 13th, 2021, to cover the company’s obligations under a long term incentive plan for certain members of its personnel. In the framework of this share buyback program, IBA repurchased 16.005 IBA shares on Euronext Brussels in the period from April 16th, 2021 up to and including April 22nd, 2021, as follows: The total number of shares purchased under this program therefore amounts to 277.434. As a result, IBA SA currently holds 751.655 treasury shares (directly and indirectly through its subsidiary IBA Investments SCRL), representing 2,49% of its share capital. About IBAIBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) is a global medical technology company focused on bringing integrated and innovative solutions for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. The company is the worldwide technology leader in the field of proton therapy, considered to be the most advanced form of radiation therapy available today. IBA’s proton therapy solutions are flexible and adaptable, allowing customers to choose from universal full-scale proton therapy centers as well as compact, single room solutions. In addition, IBA has a radiation dosimetry business and develops particle accelerators for the medical world and industry. Headquartered in Belgium and employing about 1,500 people worldwide, IBA has installed systems across the world. IBA is listed on the pan-European stock exchange NYSE EURONEXT (IBA: Reuters IBAB.BR and Bloomberg IBAB.BB). More information can be found at www.iba-worldwide.com Contact personIBA Christian Matton,Chief Legal Officershareholderrelations@iba-group.com Attachment 20210422_iba_share_buy_back_en
As India battles a second COVID-19 wave and states go for lockdown, election rallies and the Kumbh Mela in Haridwar appear to have compromised efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19
Stocks rose for the first time in three days earlier on Wednesday.
The Trustees of The Putnam Funds declared the following distributions.
Vivendi, the Paris-based parent company of Universal Music Group and Canal Plus Group, saw its revenues rise by 5% to €3.9 billion ($4.6 billion) during the first quarter of 2021. The company’s results were primarily bolstered by Universal Music Group whose revenues went up 9.4% thanks to the growth in subscription and streaming revenues (which […]
The Scottish singer, famous for Bye Bye Baby, died suddenly at home aged 65 his family confirm.
While running NBCUniversal’s boutique TV studio UCP, Dawn Olmstead thought of the company behind such shows as “Dirty John” and “The Umbrella Academy” as something of an indie shingle inside a larger conglomerate. But then she took the job as CEO and partner at Anonymous Content. At UCP, Olmstead had worked with Anonymous on “Mr. […]
Vacationers must have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate or a negative PCR test that was issued within the previous 72 hours before traveling
Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. (NYSE:OHI) today announced the quarterly dividend on its common stock and its first quarter earnings release date.