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Yogi Berra will soon be all over — your mail, that is. The New York Yankees great known for his funny malaprops will be featured on a new stamp this year, the U.S. Postal Service announced Friday, truly making him a man of letters. A 10-time World Series champion as a player and three-time AL MVP, Berra filled baseball’s record book along with “Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations.”
ATLANTA — The Atlanta Hawks sent a special gift to Pope Francis: an MLK jersey that was blessed by the pontiff on Martin Luther King Jr's 92nd birthday Friday. The Vatican delivery followed Francis' meeting in November with a delegation of NBA players to discuss social justice and economic inequality. The Hawks sent the pontiff their alternate jersey honouring the Atlanta native son and civil rights icon who was assassinated in 1968. It will be worn for the first time Monday when the team hosts its annual game on the King national holiday. The team released a video that showed Francis opening a package that contained the No. 1 jersey, which has “MLK” across the front — instead of “Hawks” or the city name — and Francis' name across the back. The pontiff said “Thank you very much” before blessing the jersey and signing it. ___ More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The Associated Press
A ranking House Republican is formally asking the Justice Department to broaden its investigation to include President Trump’s conduct during the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
As a precaution against coordinated violence as the US approaches President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, Facebook announced a few new measures it's putting in place. In a blog post and tweets from Facebook Policy Communications Director Andy Stone, the company explained that it would block any events slated to happen near the White House, the U.S. Capitol or any state capitol building through Wednesday. At this point, that includes any content connected to the "Stop the Steal" movement perpetuating the rampant lie that Biden's victory is illegitimate.
Donald Trump’s acting Pentagon chief says he “cannot wait” to leave his job in less than a week. Acting Secretary of Defence Christopher Miller made the surprising comments to press as he returned from a trip back from Nebraska, Tennessee and Colorado. Mr Miller, who has only been in the job for two months, made the comments when he was asked about the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the most expensive weapons system in history.
Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], January 16 (ANI): Urging governments of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana to act against illegal mining in their states, Nizamabad BJP Member of Parliament (MP) Dharmapuri Arvind said that My Home Industries Private Limited (MHIPL) should not be allocated more land for mining in both the states.
CLEVELAND — Joel Bitonio's neighbours set off fireworks late Sunday night after the Browns stunned the Steelers in the wild-card game. The loud bangs signified something more for the Pro Bowl guard — a second chance. Cleveland's longest-tenured player, Bitonio was activated from the COVID-19 list Friday after missing last week’s win, and he'll finally make his long-awaited post-season debut Sunday as the Browns face the Kansas City Chiefs in the divisional round. Stuck watching the Pittsburgh game from home because of the virus, Bitonio felt helpless. But the Browns came through to extend their season and to give the popular Bitonio, scarred from years of losing since coming to Cleveland in 2014, his playoff wish. “It was just really cool to see those guys step up and make plays,” Bitonio said Friday following his first practice in two weeks. "Obviously, I'm pumped to keep playing and ready to get after it this weekend.” After testing positive with COVID-19 — on the same day as Browns coach Kevin Stefanski — Bitonio isolated at home and participated in team meetings last week, but couldn't join his teammates for Cleveland's first post-season appearance since the 2002 season. It was a cruel development for Bitonio. But as he tried to stay calm while watching TV from a chair in his basement, his teammates, many of whom dedicated their performance last week to him, busted out to a jaw-dropping 28-0 lead and then held on 48-37 for Cleveland's first playoff win since 1994. Bitonio said he mostly kept it together, except for the game's first play when Pittsburgh's first snap rocketed over quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's head and into the end zone. The Browns recovered it for a touchdown 14 seconds into the game. “I stood up for that one and made sure we got the recovery,” he said with a laugh. “It was more of a shock thing, like make sure there are no penalties and make sure everything is right.” When the game ended, his neighbours got to work. “They were outside of my house going crazy and lighting off fireworks,” he said. "My wife got some of the footage on video. It was pretty cool. It was just cool how I was kind of part of the celebration in the sense where you do not really get to experience that when you are playing in the games.” Pretty cool. That's how the Browns feel now about Bitonio being back. "Elated for Joel,” Browns general manager Andrew Berry said on a Zoom call with local writers. “He’s been here his entire career. He has been a leader, consummate teammate, everything that you could really want out of a player. “We were all heartbroken when he wasn’t getting the opportunity to play in his first playoff game, so for us to be able to activate him today and for him to be able to take his place in the starting lineup this weekend against the Chiefs, it really does mean everything.” Bitonio was one of several Browns players and coaches to be sidelined over the past three weeks with the coronavirus. But top cornerback Denzel Ward came back Wednesday, Stefanski on Thursday and Bitonio and three assistant coaches on Friday. The Browns actually got to practice this week. Bitonio's return is a huge boost for Cleveland's solid offensive line, which has had to adjust numerous times over the past few weeks because of injuries and COVID-19. Last week, Michael Dunn, who barely played all season, started in Bitonio's spot and played well before suffering a season-ending calf injury. He was replaced by Blake Hance, who had just been signed off the New York Jets' practice squad and first met Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield in the locker room before the game at Heinz Field. While Bitonio's return is a welcome development, the Browns have another worry as All-Pro right tackle Jack Conklin is questionable for Sunday's game with a hamstring issue. He was limited in practice Friday, and Stefanski said it's too early to know if he'll play. Kendall Lamm came in when Conklin got hurt last week. “He's been a good player for us,” Stefanski said of Conklin. "Obviously, you want to go into the game with the full complement of your players. We will see how it shakes out.” ___ More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL Tom Withers, The Associated Press
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The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): 7:20 p.m. Alberta's health minister says it will take longer than expected to start immunizing seniors over 75 outside long-term care homes due to a delay in manufacturing one of the COVID-19 vaccines. Tyler Shandro says the news out of Ottawa is a blow and it's not clear how the delay will affect Alberta's vaccine allocation in the coming weeks. He says the government had hoped to announce in the coming days that seniors over 75 and Indigenous people over 65 would be eligible to get their shots, but now the timeline is in question. Senior medical officer of health Dr. Laura McDougall says Alberta is still ramping up its ability to administer vaccines as quickly as possible. --- 6:30 p.m. British Columbia health officials say they are disappointed to hear there will be a short-term delay in the delivery of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. Their comments came as the province reported 509 new COVID-19 cases for a total of 60,117 infections in British Columbia. It also reported an additional nine deaths, bringing the total number of fatalities to 1,047. The number of people who have recovered stands at 53,115. The number of British Columbians who have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine so far is 75,914. --- 5:40 p.m. Alberta is reporting 785 new cases of COVID-19. It says there have also been an additional 13 deaths. There are 796 people in hospital, and 124 of those are in intensive care. There are 12,189 active infections. --- 5:10 p.m. A person in Yellowknife has tested positive for COVID-19. Chief public health officer Dr. Kami Kandola says the person has not travelled and there is no known source of infection at this time. Currently, there are no other active cases of COVID-19 in Yellowknife. Kandola says the new case was locally acquired but the source is unknown. A rapid response team has been deployed to investigate the source of the new case. --- 3:35 p.m. Newfoundland and Labrador is reporting one new case of COVID-19 today. The new case involves a woman between 20 and 39 years old in the eastern health region. Officials say the woman is a resident of the province who travelled internationally. Newfoundland and Labrador has five active reported cases and one person is in hospital with the disease. --- 2:55 p.m. Health officials in Saskatchewan are announcing another 382 cases of COVID-19. Four more residents who were 60 and older have also died. There are 210 people in hospital, with 35 people in intensive care. To date, 14,017 vaccine doses have gone into the arms of the province's elderly and health-care workers. Saskatchewan's chief medical health officer warned that next week, he will recommend the Saskatchewan Party government tighten up its public-health orders if the province continues to see 300 or more new cases daily. --- 2 p.m. The Manitoba government is seeking public input on a potential easing of COVID-19 restrictions on business openings and public gatherings. Dr. Brent Roussin, the province's chief public health officer, says daily case numbers have been dropping and the strain on hospitals has been easing. The government has put up an online survey that asks people what they would like to see changed, and a final decision is expected late next week. --- 1:35 p.m. Manitoba is reporting 191 new COVID-19 cases today and five additional deaths. The new cases continue to be especially pronounced in the northern health region. --- 1 p.m. Police in Ottawa say they have charged a 62-year-old man from California for violating the quarantine rules meant to reduce the spread of COVID-19. In a statement, they say the man arrived in Canada Jan. 6 and was required to stay isolated until Jan. 19, but was visited "on several occasions and for extended periods of time" by an Ottawa resident. They don't name the man or say what his relationship is to his visitor, but say he came from California, a state struggling more than most with the novel coronavirus. The section of the Quarantine Act that forbids visits to people in quarantine carries a potential maximum punishment of six months in jail and a $750,000 fine. The police statement says the visitor was let off with a warning. --- 12:42 New Brunswick is reporting 25 new cases of COVID-19 today across almost all of its health zones. Health officials say the new cases are under investigation and the Miramichi area is the only region without active reported infections. The province says it has 256 active cases and four people are in hospital with the disease. New Brunswick remains at the second-highest pandemic alert level. --- 11:55 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says a temporary delay in deliveries of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine will not derail efforts to vaccinate Canadians by September. Trudeau says Pfizer's production issues will not affect plans to have enough vaccines available for every Canadian who wants one by the fall. He says "it's only expected that there will be a few bumps along the way." Pfizer Canada says modifications at its Belgium facility will affect deliveries for all countries it supplies. --- 10:57 Nova Scotia is reporting two new cases of COVID-19 today. Officials say one case was identified in the northern zone and one in the central zone, which includes Halifax. They say both cases involve close contacts of previously reported infections. Nova Scotia has 32 active reported cases of the disease. --- 10:30 a.m. Ontario is reporting 100 deaths linked to COVID-19 today after a data entry error in one of its public health units. Forty-six deaths from Middlesex-London were added to the province's daily count that actually happened earlier in the pandemic. The province is also reporting 2,998 new cases of COVID-19. Health Minister Christine Elliott says 800 of those new cases are in Toronto, 618 in Peel Region and 250 in York Region. --- 9:56 a.m. Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam says Canada is on track to hit 10,000 new daily infections of COVID-19 by the end of January. New modelling shows the total number of cases could reach 796,630 by Jan. 24 and another 2,000 people could die. Tam says there is rapid and widespread community spread of COVID-19, and governments and individuals need to do everything they can to reduce contacts. She says measures to reduce contacts must be kept in place long enough to prevent an immediate resurgence of infections as soon as the lockdown measures are lifted. --- 9:40 a.m. U.S. drug-maker Pfizer is temporarily cutting back vaccine deliveries to Canada because of issues with its European production lines. Procurement Minister Anita Anand says Pfizer thinks it will still be able to deliver four million doses by the end of March, but it's no longer guaranteed. Canada has received about 380,000 doses of the vaccine so far, and was supposed to get another 400,000 this month, followed by almost two million doses in February. There is no update yet on what the new deliveries will be. --- This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 15, 2021. The Canadian Press
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Shares of Israeli wireless-backhaul company Ceragon Networks (NASDAQ: CRNT) took off like a rocket Friday, rising 54% on no news at all. It's earnings season and you might think "earnings" were the reason Ceragon stock is up, but Ceragon's earnings aren't due out until Feb. 8. Over on the social networking site, traders are talking up Ceragon stock, touting it as a "5g play" and "about to go" and saying "a youtuber has said that this is a good stock to buy."
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PLANO, Texas, Jan. 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Integer Holdings Corporation (NYSE:ITGR) announced today that it plans to release financial and operational results for fourth quarter and full-year 2020, at 8 a.m. Eastern Time (ET) on Thursday, February 18, 2021. Following the release, Integer management will host a webcast at 9 a.m. ET to discuss these results. Other forward-looking and material information may also be discussed during this call. Conference call details: Date: Thursday, February 18, 2021Time: 9 a.m. ET / 8 a.m. CTDomestic dial-in number: 1-833-714-0898International dial-in number: +1 778-560-2691Conference ID: 1898248Webcast Registration: ITGR Q4 2020 Earnings Call An audio replay will be available for 7 days and can be accessed by dialing 800-585-8367 or 416-621-4642 and using Conference ID 1898248. The conference call will also be available live or archived replay on the Investor Relations section of the Integer website at: investor.integer.net. From time to time, the Company posts information that may be of interest to investors on its website at investor.integer.net. To automatically receive Integer financial news by email, please visit investor.integer.net and subscribe to email alerts. About Integer®Integer Holdings Corporation (NYSE:ITGR) is one of the largest medical device outsource (MDO) manufacturers in the world serving the cardiac, neuromodulation, vascular, portable medical and orthopedics markets. The company provides innovative, high-quality medical technologies that enhance the lives of patients worldwide. In addition, the Company develops batteries for high-end niche applications in energy, military, and environmental markets. The Company's brands include Greatbatch Medical®, Lake Region Medical™ and Electrochem™. Additional information is available at www.integer.net. Investor Relations:Media Relations:Tony BorowiczKelly Butlertony.firstname.lastname@example.org@integer.net716.759.5809214.618.4216
“After all that he has done for our country, you would turn your back and betray him so quickly?” Franklin Graham wrote, saying Trump wasn't "a perfect person."
NEW YORK — The 161 remaining free agents (q-rejected qualifying offer): AMERICAN LEAGUE BALTIMORE (2) —Bryan Holaday, c; Wade LeBlanc, lhp. BOSTON (4) — Jackie Bradley Jr., of; Rusney Castillo, of; Collin McHugh, rhp; Martin Pérez, lhp. CHICAGO (4) — Alex Colomé, rhp; Jarrod Dyson, of; Edwin Encarnación, dh; Gio González, lhp. CLEVELAND (4) — Brad Hand, lhp; César Hernández, 2b; Sandy León, c; Oliver Pérez, lhp. DETROIT (5) — C.J. Cron, 1b; Iván Nova, rhp; Austin Romine, c; Jonathan Schoop, 2b; Jordan Zimmermann, rhp. HOUSTON (4) — Michael Brantley, of; Brad Peacock, rhp; Josh Reddick, of; q-George Springer, of. KANSAS CITY (3) — Alex Gordon, of; Matt Harvey, rhp; Ian Kennedy, rhp. LOS ANGELES (2) — Andrelton Simmons, ss; Julio Teheran, rhp. MINNESOTA (8) — Ehire Adrianza, inf; Alex Avila, c; Tyler Clippard, rhp; Nelson Cruz, dh; Marwin González, inf; Rich Hill, lhp; Jake Odorizzi, rhp; Sergio Romo, rhp. NEW YORK (6)— Brett Gardner, of; JA Happ, lhp; Erik Kratz, c; q-DJ LeMahieu, 2b; James Paxton, lhp; Masahiro Tanaka, rhp. OAKLAND (7) — Mike Fiers, rhp; Tommy La Stella, 2b; Jake Lamb, 3b; T.J. McFarland, lhp; Yusmeiro Petit, rhp; Marcus Semien, ss; Joakim Soria, rhp. SEATTLE (3) — Dee Gordon, 2b; Kendall Graveman, rhp; Yoshihisa Hirano, rhp. TAMPA BAY (1) — Aaron Loup, lhp. TEXAS (8) — Jesse Chavez, rhp; Shin-Soo Choo, of-dh; Derek Dietrich, inf; Corey Kluber, rhp; Jeff Mathis, c; Juan Nicasio, rhp; Andrew Romine, inf; Edinson Vólquez, rhp. TORONTO (7) — Chase Anderson, rhp; Anthony Bass, rhp; Ken Giles, rhp; Joe Panik, 2b; Matt Shoemaker, rhp; Jonathan Villar, ss-2b; Taijuan Walker, rhp. ___ NATIONAL LEAGUE ARIZONA (4) — Jon Jay; of; Mike Leake, rhp; Héctor Rondón, rhp; Yasmany Tomás, of-3b. ATLANTA (9) — Tyler Flowers, c; Shane Greene, rhp; Cole Hamels, lhp; Adeiny Hechavarría, ss; Nick Markakis, of; Mark Melancon, rhp; Darren O'Day, rhp; Marcell Ozuna, of; Pabo Sandoval, 3b. CHICAGO (10) — Andrew Chafin, lhp; Tyler Chatwood, rhp; Daniel Descalsco, 2b; Billy Hamilton, of; Jeremy Jeffress, rhp; Jason Kipnis, 2b; Jon Lester, lhp; Cameron Maybin, of; Josh Phegley, c; José Quintana, lhp. CINCINNATI (3) — q-Trevor Bauer, rhp; Freddy Galvis, ss; Tyler Thornburg, rhp. COLORADO (6) — Drew Butera, Matt Kemp, of; Daniel Murphy, 1b; Chris Owings ss-2b-of; Kevin Pillar, of; A.J. Ramos, rhp. LOS ANGELES (5) — Kiké Hernández, of-inf; Jake McGee, lhp; Jimmy Nelson, rhp; Joc Pederson, of; Justin Turner, 3b. MIAMI (7) — Brad Boxberger, rhp; Francisco Cervelli, c; Logan Forsythe, inf; Brandon Kintzler, rhp; Matt Joyce, of; Sean Rodríguez, 3b; Nick Vincent, rhp. MILWAUKEE (4) — Brett Anderson, lhp; Ryan Braun, of; Jedd Gyorko, 3b; Eric Sogard, 2b. NEW YORK (12) — Yoenis Céspedes, of; Robinson Chirinos, c; Todd Frazier, 3b; Jared Hughes, rhp; Jed Lowrie, 2b-3b; Jake Marisnick, of; Eduardo Núñez, 2b; Rick Porcello, rhp; Erasmo Ramírez, rhp; Wilson Ramos, c; René Rivera, c; Justin Wilson, lhp. PHILADELPHIA (9) — José Álvarado, lhp; p-Jake Arrieta, rhp; Jay Bruce, of; Didi Gregorius, ss; Tommy Hunter, rhp; David Phelps, rhp; q-J.T. Realmuto, c; David Robertson, rhp; Brandon Workman, rhp. PITTSBURGH (3) — Chris Archer, rhp; Derek Holland, lhp; Keone Kela, rhp. ST. LOUIS (5) — Brad Miller, 3b; Yadier Molina, c; Adam Wainwright, rhp; Matt Wieters, c; Kolten Wong, 2b. SAN DIEGO (6) — Jason Castro, c; Mitch Moreland, 1b; Jurickson Profar, 2b; Garrett Richards, rhp; Trevor Rosenthal, rhp; Kirby Yates, rhp. SAN FRANCISCO (2) — Trevor Cahill, rhp; Tony Watson, lhp. WASHINGTON (8) — Asdrúbal Cabrera, 3b; Sean Doolittle, lhp; Brock Holt, inf-of; Howie Kendrick,1b-inf; Aníbal Sánchez, rhp;Kurt Suzuki, c; Eric Thames, 1b; Ryan Zimmerman, 1b. The Associated Press
The nature of the investigation into the linebacker has not been released and no charges have been filed against him
The Houston Astros agreed to oneyear contracts with righthander Lance McCullers Jr. and infielder Aledmys Daz on Friday to avoid salary arbitration.
Stewart Cink could not remember a more ideal day in Hawaii, and he had a round that matched the occasion. Enjoying a surge in the twilight of his career, the 47-year-old Cink putted for birdie on all but one hole Friday on his way to a 7-under 63 that gave him a share of the early lead with Webb Simpson. Cink already won the season-opener in the Safeway Open in September, his first victory since the 2009 British Open at Turnberry.
This week, users took to the internet to falsely claim that an update by Apple will shut off the Emergency Alert System on iPhones.
Fiat Chrysler and PSA will seal their long-awaited merger on Saturday to create Stellantis, the world's fourth-largest auto group with deep enough pockets to fund the shift to electric driving and take on bigger rivals Toyota and Volkswagen. It took over a year for the Italian-American and French automakers to finalise the $52 billion deal, during which the global economy was upended by the COVID-19 pandemic. Shares in Stellantis, which will be headed by current PSA Chief Executive Carlos Tavares, will start trading in Milan and Paris on Monday, and in New York on Tuesday.