Kevin Huerter (Atlanta Hawks) with a deep 3 vs the Oklahoma City Thunder, 02/26/2021
Kevin Huerter (Atlanta Hawks) with a deep 3 vs the Oklahoma City Thunder, 02/26/2021
While many schools across the country are keeping their doors closed to students, Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer, announced schools in the province will remain open. In a school exposure update on Thursday, Henry said due to a “relatively low infection rate amongst school-age children,” schools will not be shut down. “We recognize how important school is for families, communities and children,” Henry stated. Summary data focused on the two largest school districts in the province showed that approximately one in 200 children require hospitalization from contracting COVID-19, showing that there is still a low infection rate among students, particularly between the ages of five to 12, she said. Their research found that students returning back to school from spring break saw a significant increase in exposure of young people across the province, but the numbers “leveled off” once students returned back to school, she explained. “Most of the cases in the school setting were acquired outside of the school and there was little transmission within the school itself,” she said. “In structured school environments, rates of transmission are much less.” COVID-19 cases in schools reflect community transmission, Henry explained, and when transmission does occur in school, it is usually limited to one or two additional cases. “I know there’s a lot of talk about closing schools, but we’re not seeing that as an issue,” Henry said. “It is absolutely clear that every exposure event is disruptive and concerning.” Henry said the provincial government has been working with the schools to ensure that the pandemic safety plans are being followed to reduce the risk of outbreak. She explained school staff will continue to be prioritized for vaccinations over the next few weeks, starting with the highest community transmission areas. Henry announced 1,205 new cases of COVID-19 in the latest reporting period, including 38 in the Island Health region. Meanwhile, unlike B.C. and Alberta, amid Canada’s third wave, school districts in Ontario, Quebec and Saskatchewan have closed. Katłįà (Catherine) Lafferty, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Discourse
SEATTLE — Ty France hit a game-ending RBI single, and the Seattle Mariners beat the depleted Houston Astros 6-5 on Friday night. Seattle earned its third straight win and seventh in nine games overall. Mitch Haniger had three hits for the second time this week. France and Kyle Seager each drove in two runs. The Mariners trailed 5-4 before Evan White connected for a solo drive in the eighth. J.P. Crawford and Haniger opened the ninth with walks against Ryne Stanek (0-1), and France's drive against Ryan Pressly landed on the warning track in right-centre and hopped over the wall. Anthony Misiewicz (2-0) worked a scoreless inning for the win after returning from the 10-day injured list earlier in the day. The short-handed Astros played without four starters — including Jose Altuve, Alex Bregman and Yordan Alvarez — on the injured list due to COVID-19 protocols. But they still had a 5-2 lead heading into the bottom of the seventh. Alex De Goti drove in two runs with his first major league hit, and fellow rookie Chas McCormick had an RBI double. Jose Urquidy struck out seven in 5 2/3 innings. Seager got the Mariners on the board with a two-run double into the right-field corner in the sixth. Houston’s Aledmys Diaz answered with a two-run double in the seventh. Haniger drove in a run in the seventh, recording his third hit. He has at least one hit in 13 of 14 games this season and has reached safely in every contest. France also had a sacrifice fly in the eighth. McCULLERS UPDATE Astros manager Dusty Baker said pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. was still recovering Friday from an adverse reaction to the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine he received earlier this week. “He’s fair, you know, he’s still a little woozy,” Baker said. McCullers gave up six runs in 3 2/3 innings during a 6-4 loss to the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday. It’s unclear how the reaction will affect his next start. TRAINER’S ROOM Astros: Baker had no update on the five players who were moved to the injured list due to COVID-19-related concerns. He said the players have continued to test negative, but must still sit out due to protocols. ... Baker gave OF Kyle Tucker the night off after he went 0 for 5 at Detroit on Wednesday. He entered Friday's game as a pinch hitter in the ninth, flying out to centre field. Mariners: Manager Scott Servais said 2020 AL Rookie of the Year Kyle Lewis (knee) could make his 2021 debut Monday or Tuesday against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The centre fielder went on the injured list with a bone bruise in his right knee suffered in spring training. ... Misiewicz (undisclosed) returned from the 10-day injured list. The Mariners optioned RHP Erik Swanson to the alternate training site. UP NEXT Astros: RHP Zack Greinke (1-1, 4.08 ERA) takes the mound after giving up six runs in a loss to the Tigers on Monday, the most runs he has allowed since joining Houston in July 2019. Mariners: RHP Chris Flexen (1-0, 4.50 ERA) makes his third start since returning to the major leagues from the Korea Baseball Organization. He hasn’t faced the Astros since 2017. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Chris Talbott, The Associated Press
International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach will visit Japan in May, the Kyodo News agency said on Saturday, as the nation struggles to contain a surge in COVID-19 cases before the start of the Games. Bach will attend a torch relay ceremony in the western city of Hiroshima on May 17 and meet with Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga the next day, Kyodo said, citing sources close to the matter.
Assistant coach Joel Johnson is taking over the United States women’s national hockey team after Bob Corkum abruptly stepped down less than three weeks before the world championships open in Canada. USA Hockey’s director of women’s national team programs Katie Million did not provide a reason for Corkum’s departure in announcing the move Friday night. Corkum reached his decision earlier in the day as he and players gathered in Maine for the start of training camp on Saturday in preparation for the world championships in Nova Scotia, which run from May 6-16.
With rising Covid-19 cases causing a shortage of resources like plasma and Remdesivir, many including actor Sonu Sood and comedian Appurv Gupta took to Twitter to help out those in need.
Vivek's cardiac arrest was not linked to the coronavirus vaccination the actor took on 15 April, doctors at the Chennai hospital said.
Citigroup announced on Thursday that it will be exiting 13 international consumer banking markets, including India and China as part of its global strategy.
After a traumatic few years navigating the music industry, the frontwoman is speaking out and channeling the sexism and misogyny she’s faced into a cathartic new album. She’s finally found her voice, she tells Alexandra Pollard
Condensed Game: Matt Chapman crushed a solo homer to support Frankie Montas' stellar start in the Athletics' 3-0 shutout win over the Tigers
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CALGARY — Reigning Canadian women's champion Kerri Einarson is off to a 3-0 start at the Grand Slam of Curling's Humpty's Champions Cup. The Manitoba rink beat Japan's Satsuki Fujisawa 8-2 in the second draw on Friday. After eight draws at the event, Einarson and Tracy Fleury were the lone women's rink at 3-0. Manitoba's edged Manitoba's Jennifer Jones 7-6 on Friday morning, then followed up with a 10-7 win over Sweden's Anna Hasselborg. Scotland's Eve Muirhead (2-1) fell 7-5 against Jones (1-2) in the evening draw. On the men's side, Bruce Mouat of Scotland was the lone undefeated skip at 3-0, while Brad Gushue of Newfoundland and Labrador was 2-0. Canadian champ Brendan Bottcher of Alberta was 2-1 after an 8-2 loss to Alberta's Kevin Koe, also 2-1. The event is the first of two Grand Slams at WinSport's Markin MacPhail Centre, which already has hosted the Canadian men's, women's and mixed doubles championships as well as the men's world championship. The women's world championship, with Einarson representing Canada, will close the Calgary curling bubble next month. The Slam events feature 12 of the top men’s teams and 12 of the top women’s teams from around the world. This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 16, 2021. The Canadian Press
While discharging SP Muthuraman, the hospital issued a statement mentioning that his condition is now stable and he has fully recovered from COVID-19 pneumonia
San Diego, CA, April 17, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Reddit remains one of the best places to find information from real-life consumers. Especially when it comes to researching VPNs that are tried, tested and true, a topic of which Redditors have left no stone unturned. This article covers the ins and outs of the best VPNs according to Reddit. We examined over 25 of the most upvoted threads which discussed VPNs and sorted the VPNs that were recommended most. Most Commented VPN threads on reddit overall: https://www.reddit.com/r/vpngeeks/comments/k3lf66/whats_the_best_vpn_overall_need_help_picking_a/https://www.reddit.com/r/VPNTorrents/comments/blfqla/whats_considered_the_best_vpn_please_share_your/https://www.reddit.com/r/vpngeeks/comments/k4qucx/best_vpn_for_torrenting_what_is_the_best_safe_vpn/ In addition to reddit thread mentions, we used the following criteria to sort VPNs: User ratings - Real user feedback on long-term use of these VPN services including value for money, customer support, security protocols, and more. Independent investigation - VPN trials to distinguish the best options for everyday consumers. The 5 VPNs Recommended on Reddit Listed below are the best VPN services, according to Reddit. 1. CyberGhost - Most recommended VPNs on reddit What this company offers and gets Reddit users pumped about is the easy-to-use interface. A VPN is only as good as its tools that make one’s online activities private and secure. Another item CyberGhost offers is the next-generation Wireguard system and its own browser. Its 6,400 servers located in 90 countries make it extremely fast and secure. There is a 24/7 chat feature, as well as a free, one-day trial period. Costs start at an affordable $2.25 per month and go up from there, according to the plan. Its military-grade, 256-bit encryption security system hides the user’s identity and provides top-line security from hackers. Plus, an automatic kill switch leaps into action once VPN coverage lowers too far. Pros Very privacy-friendlyLimited free trialUnlocks NetflixFast connection speedsGood for torrentingCustomer service is decentTop security encryption Cons Mac and iOS users have fewer features to usePoor owner reputation 2. ExpressVPN - Best for Streaming Some Reddit users have expressed doubts about this VPN service, but it remains one of the top VPN companies overall. While it does not have an extensive server supply compared to other companies, only 3,000+ in 90 countries, Redditors still use it frequently. Many Redditor users do agree that finding a better VPN service may be difficult. Especially if those services do not unlock Netflix, torrenting options, or are not compatible with AppleTV, FireTV, and Playstation. The cost has many customers fuming, though, as its minimum paid plan starts at $6.67 per month, and only mobile devices get access to the free 7-day trial. When Redditors sign up, they are treated to AES 256-bit security encryption, which is a major benefit. When the VPN protection drops, the network lock kicks in and kills the connection. Android users have another kill switch to protect their internet presence. iOS customers are left out, though. Pros Great torrenting speedKnowledgeable customer service team24/7 chat supportWorks for Netflix usersMobile apps available Cons Costly by comparisonNo kill switch for iOS usersNo stealth protocols 3. Surfshark VPN - Best for privacy policies With 60 locations, 3,200 servers, 689 Mbps download speed, and a 24/7 live chat feature, this company rates among the best and is a Reddit user favorite. Add in the low, monthly cost starting at $2.49, and it is easy to see why Redditors like this company. Consumers receive WireGuard protocols, Netflix accessibility, and AES 256-bit encryption. There is also a no-logs policy, kill switch, and military-grade, leak protection. One of the drawbacks to Surfshark is that the free, 7-day trial is limited to Android, Mac, and iOS users only. There is a 30-day money-back guarantee, though, available to anyone. Pros Strong encryption technologyUnlimited device connections24/7 chat supportUnlocks Netflix30-day, money-back guaranteeSmooth torrenting Cons ● No auditing information available 4. NordVPN - Best money back guarantee The 256-bit encryption security system has Reddit users singing the praises of this company. This does not come as a surprise because this VPN service provides top-level protection and great torrent download speeds. Plus, Redditors like the 30-day, money-back guarantee this company offers to all who sign up. With over 5,400 servers in almost 60 countries, NordVPN stays at or near the number one spot by being able to unblock Netflix. Also, this company offers a 7-day free trial and pricing plans starting as low as $3.49 per month. There is a monthly plan for just over $11 if anyone wants to avoid an ongoing commitment to the company. Its Smart Select technology makes sure a user can bypass those annoying geoblocks while seamlessly switching the user to the right server without service interruption. Those are just a few of the options that get Reddit users excited about this VPN company. Other features include compatibility with different operating systems, and many marketplaces like Amazon, Hulu, and so on. Pros Excellent securityWorks in ChinaAffordable ratesGreat customer serviceCustom appsFast speedsTop-notch privacy protocolsKill switches Cons ● No router application 5. ProtonVPN - Best for multiple-device connection This is a Swiss-based company that provides top military-style encryption to protect all members’ internet activities. It is highly recommended by some Reddit users who may like the fact that this company owns and maintains all of its servers. They may have the fewest number of servers, just over 1,000 in 54 countries, but that does not impact Redditors’ performance, some of whom connected up to 10 devices. The company provides four different plans. There is a basic option for free, and others that cost between 4 and 24 Euros per month. Other features include a kill switch and DNS leak prevention, all of which make Reddit users turn to this company for their VPN needs. On top of all that, Reddit users and conspiracy theorists appreciate that the Swiss data center used by Proton VPN is housed in an old military bunker 1,000 meters below the Swiss Alps. Pros Flexible paid plansDecent free optionGreat security systemPrivacy protection providedEmail bundles and cell apps available Cons Fairly expensiveNo live chatFew servers and locations Subreddits for Further Information Reddit users like to talk about VPN companies and their services. Here are some Reddit pages to go to when someone needs to do more research on this topic: 1. r/VPNAdvice - Q&A for VPNs 2. r/VPNgeeks - vpn tips and tricks 3. r/VPN - general information 4. r/VPNReviews - more specific information about the different services 5. r/VPNTorrents - details on torrenting with a VPN 6. r/privacy - updates on current threats 7. r/NetflixByProxy - information for bypassing Netflix geoblocks What Are VPNs and How Do They Make Their Money? The letters “VPN” stand for Virtual Private Network, and these companies exist to help an internet user connect to a website while masking their true location. Plus, they help consumers connect to region-restricted websites without any hassles. While Redditors argue over various details and subjects, they tend to agree that free VPN services are not what they claim to be. Many think that VPN companies use these trials as a way to make money off users. This could happen by using cookies to track internet surfing, stealth advertising, and selling information to third parties. When a person only needs a VPN for a limited time, Reddit users suggest a free trial anyway. Should Someone Use a VPN When Accessing Reddit? It certainly would not hurt to use one when privacy is of the utmost priority. Also, VPNs do not just protect a person’s privacy. They block annoying ads, protect people from hackers, and keep internet searches hidden from curious eyes. While Reddit users provide people with a lot of information, they are not all great people to contact, so do use discernment. Final Words Reddit users keep consumers up to date on what is happening in the VPN industry. Since the website is so large, it is hard to manipulate the opinions of Redditors. Take what they say with a grain of salt and conduct personal research to be sure. Visit MagnoliaMediaNetwork.com for the full review and other product research. 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The Motion Picture Sound Editors handed out their awards in a virtual ceremony with Pixar’s “Soul, “Tenet” and “Greyhound” among the winners. The MPSE also awarded “The Trial of the Chicago 7” for outstanding achievement in sound editing – feature dialogue / ADR, and outstanding achievement in sound editing – feature musical went to “Eurovision […]
Rafael Nadal lost to Andrey Rublev 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 victory in the quarter-final as Dan Evans followed up his win over Novak Djokovic with a victory over David Goffin at the Monte Carlo Masters,
BROADCAST AND DIGITAL RESTRICTIONS~**Broadcasters: NO USE Digital: US DIGITAL CUSTOMERS: NO USE CHINA. NO USE AUSTRALIA BROADCASTERS. NO USE ABC AMERICA, CNN, FOX, UNIVISION, TELEMUNDO, BBC AMERICA, NBC, OR THEIR DIGITAL/MOBILE PLATFORMS. VIDEO MUST BE USED IN ITS ENTIRETY. EXISTING GRAPHICS MAY BE OVERWRITTEN BY CLIENT'S OWN GRAPHICS BUT NO FURTHER EDITS ARE PERMITTED, INCLUDING FOR LENGTH.**U.S. President Joe Biden sough to present a united front with Japan against China's assertiveness on Friday, as he hosted Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga at the White House.The talks were dominated by China's increased military movements near Taiwan, as well as its tightening grip on Hong Kong and its crackdown on Muslim Uighurs in Xinjiang."Today, Prime Minister Suga and I affirmed our ironclad support for U.S.-Japanese alliance and for our shared security. We committed to working together to take on the challenges from China and on issues like the East China Sea, the South China Sea, as well as North Korea, to ensure a future of a free and open Indo-Pacific."The summit came just days after China sent 25 aircraft, including fighters and nuclear-capable bombers, near Taiwan, a democratic island which Beijing claims as its own.A joint statement released by the leaders after the meeting made direct reference to the need for peace and stability in the Taiwan strait.Suga also underscored the importance of engaging in frank dialogue with Beijing."We also had serious talks on China's influence over the peace and prosperity of the Pacific and the world at large. We agreed to oppose any attempts to change the status quo by force or collusion in the East and South China seas and intimidation of others in the region."The two leaders also agreed to work on the development of 5G communication technologies to prevent one of China’s leading companies, Huawei, from dominating the global market.They also announced plans to jointly invest in artificial intelligence and semiconductor supply chains.This was the first in-person meeting Biden has had with a foreign leader and underscores his administration's commitment to a foreign policy focused towards East Asia.It also shows his desire to revitalise the U.S. alliances that frayed under his Republican predecessor Donald Trump.
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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iran began enriching uranium Friday to its highest-ever purity, edging close to weapons-grade levels, as it attempts to pressure negotiators in Vienna during talks on restoring its nuclear deal with world powers after an attack on its main enrichment site. A top official said only a few grams an hour of uranium gas would be enriched up to 60% purity — triple its previous level but at a quantity far lower than what the Islamic Republic had been able to produce. Iran also is enriching at an above-ground facility at its Natanz nuclear site already visited by international inspectors, not deep within underground halls hardened to withstand airstrikes. The narrow scope of the new enrichment provides Iran with a way to quickly de-escalate if it chooses, experts say, but time is narrowing. An Iranian presidential election looms on the horizon as Tehran already threatens to limit international inspections. Israel, suspected of carrying out Sunday's sabotage at Natanz, also could act again amid a long-running shadow war between the two Middle East rivals. Mohammad Bagher Qalibaf, Iran’s parliament speaker, announced the higher enrichment on Twitter. “The young and God-believing Iranian scientists managed to achieve a 60% enriched uranium product,” Qalibaf said. “I congratulate the brave nation of Islamic Iran on this success. The Iranian nation’s willpower is miraculous and can defuse any conspiracy.” The head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, the country’s civilian nuclear arm, later acknowledged the move to 60%. Ali Akbar Salehi told Iranian state television the centrifuges now produce 9 grams an hour, but that would drop to 5 grams an hour in the coming days. “Any enrichment level that we desire is in our reach at the moment and we can do it at any time we want,” Salehi said. It wasn’t clear why the first announcement came from Qalibaf, a hard-line former leader in the paramilitary Revolutionary Guard already named as a potential presidential candidate in Iran’s upcoming June election. While 60% is higher than any level Iran previously enriched uranium, it is still lower than weapons-grade levels of 90%. Iran had been enriching up to 20% — and even that was a short technical step to weapons-grade. The deal limited Iran’s enrichment to 3.67%. The International Atomic Energy Agency, which monitors Iran’s nuclear program, did not respond to a request for comment. Earlier this week, it sent its inspectors to Natanz and confirmed Iran was preparing to begin 60% enrichment at an above-ground facility at the site. Israel, which has twice bombed Mideast countries to stop their nuclear programs, plans to hold a meeting of its top security officials Sunday over the Iranian announcement. “Israel is determined to defend itself against any attempt to harm its sovereignty or citizens, and will do whatever it takes to prevent this radical and anti-Semitic regime from acquiring nuclear weapons,” Israeli Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi said in Cyprus. Iran insists its nuclear program is peaceful, though the West and the IAEA say Tehran had an organized military nuclear program up until the end of 2003. An annual U.S. intelligence report released Tuesday maintained the longtime American assessment that Iran isn't currently trying to build a nuclear bomb. Iran previously had said it could use uranium enriched up to 60% for nuclear-powered ships. However, the Islamic Republic currently has no such ships in its navy. The threat of higher enrichment by Iran already had drawn criticism from the U.S. and three European nations in the deal — France, Germany and the United Kingdom. On Friday, European Union spokesman Peter Stano called Iran’s decision “a very worrisome development.” “There is no credible explanation or civilian justification for such an action on the side of Iran,” Stano said. The Vienna talks aim to “make sure that we go back from such steps that bring Iran further away from delivering on its commitments and obligations.” Diplomats reconvened Friday in Vienna, with more talks planned Saturday, Russian representative Mikhail Ulyanov said. Chinese negotiator Wang Qun earlier called for doing “away with all disruptive factors by moving forward as swiftly as we can on the work of negotiations, especially by zeroing in on sanction lifting.” The 2015 nuclear deal, which former President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew the U.S. from in 2018, prevented Iran from stockpiling enough high-enriched uranium to be able to pursue a nuclear weapon if it chose in exchange for the lifting of economic sanctions. In Washington, President Joe Biden said Tehran's latest step was contrary to the deal. “We do not support and do not think it's at all helpful,” he said. But he added that the Vienna talks had not been sidetracked. “We are nonetheless pleased that Iran has agreed to continue to engage in indirect discussions with us on how we move forward and what is needed to get back" into the nuclear deal, he said. “It's premature to make a judgment as to what the outcome will be, but we’re still talking.” The weekend attack at Natanz was initially described only as a blackout in its electrical grid — but later Iranian officials began calling it an attack. One Iranian official referred to “several thousand centrifuges damaged and destroyed” in a state TV interview. However, no other official has offered that figure and no images of the aftermath have been released. In the coming weeks, Iran has threatened to further impede IAEA inspections and potentially destroy video recordings it now holds of its facilities. Meanwhile, it continues to use advanced centrifuges and gain know-how in high enrichment, something that worries nonproliferation experts. “Because the deal has started to unravel, Iran has begun to acquire more knowledge about how to operate more advanced machines,” said Daryl G. Kimball, the executive director of the Washington-based Arms Control Association. "This particular operation, enriching to 60%, is going to give it even more information." Borrowing a term used to describe diluting high-enriched uranium, Kimball added: “That knowledge cannot be down-blended. It cannot be reversed.” ___ Associated Press writers Nasser Karimi in Tehran, Iran; Fares Akram in Gaza City, Gaza Strip; Samuel Petrequin in Brussels; and David Rising and Frank Jordans in Berlin contributed to this report. Jon Gambrell, The Associated Press