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The Jacksonville Jaguars signed sixth-round draft pick Jalen Camp on Monday and waived third-year running back Ryquell Armstead, who spent all of last season on the COVID-19 list. A fifth-round pick from Temple in 2019, Armstead was hospitalized twice and dealt with respiratory issues. The team said last season he was expected to make a full recovery.
QUEBEC — A tunnel to be built under the St. Lawrence River connecting Quebec City and Lévis, Que., will cost $7 billion, take 10 years to complete and will transform the capital, Premier François Legault said Monday. The tunnel was a major campaign promise for Legault's Coalition Avenir Québec, which enjoys strong support in the provincial capital and promised to begin the project within its first mandate. "We're delivering the goods," Legault boasted to reporters after announcing details of the project, on which construction is scheduled to begin in 2022 — the same year as the next provincial election. "We have fulfilled our promise," Legault added. Legault said the final price tag could rise by as much as 35 per cent when borrowing and other unexpected construction-related costs are factored in. The 8.3-kilometre tunnel will have a lane dedicated for electric buses and will become the third road link connecting Quebec City to the south shore. Its diameter will be 19.4 metres, traffic will be distributed on two levels and it's expected 50,000 cars will use the tunnel per day. Legault said he hoped the federal government will provide a "significant amount" of money to help finance the project. The tunnel is the second major project announced this year by Legault for the provincial capital, following a $3.3-billion, 20-kilometre tramway system that is expected to be completed in 2027. This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 17, 2021. The Canadian Press
Expects to file its 2020 Annual Financial Statements on or before May 31, 2021 Toronto, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - May 17, 2021) - Matica Enterprises Inc. (CSE: MMJ) (FSE: 39N) (OTC: MMJFF) ("Matica" or the "Company") announces today that further to our news releases of May 3, 2021, the filing of the Company's audited annual financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2020, including the related management discussion and analysis, and CEO and CFO certifications ...
TORONTO — The U.S. railway regulator has decided that Canadian National Railway's proposed US$33.6-billion acquisition of Kansas City Southern will be decided on current merger rules. The Surface Transportation Board also refused to approve the Montreal-based railway's proposed voting trust agreement at this time because the file is incomplete. The regulator previously approved CP Rail's voting trust stemming from its rival bid that was considered by KCS to be superior until CN Rail amended its offer on Friday. The STB also determined that the CP Rail proposal would be determined based on rules in effect in 2001 when KCS received a waiver. CN Rail says in a news release that it welcomes the STB's decision to apply current merger rules "which requires demonstrating that the combination would enhance competition." CN had argued that the same merger rules should "apply equally" to both transactions. But when that was rejected last month, CN said it would submit an application that complies with the current merger rules, a move backed up by STB's decision on Monday. "We requested that the STB review its superior proposal to combine with KCS under these rules because we are confident that a CN-KCS combination will create a safer, faster, cleaner and stronger railway that is ideally positioned to support the growth of an emerging consumption-based economy through better service options and customer choice," Canada's largest railway said in its news release. CN added that the STB's "procedural" decision to defer consideration of its voting trust was based solely on the fact that a merger agreement for the combination of CN and KCS has not yet been filed. "We firmly believe that, once the STB has had the opportunity to undertake a full and fair review of our voting trust, we will have demonstrated that our voting trust is in the public interest." The STB explained its decision in a seven-page decision. "Indeed, the proposed transaction poses issues that the current merger rules were designed to address, namely the potential competitive impacts of a merged entity with some degree of overlapping routes and presently existing direct competition —characteristics that would appear to pertain to the CN and KCS systems." Canadian Pacific said it concurs with the STB's decision to apply new merger rules to CN, saying it shows that the board will review CN's proposed trust with the idea that a voting trust is a privilege, not a right that should not be used routinely. "With this new ruling by the STB, CP's confidence in the superiority of its friendly agreement with KCS is redoubled," it said in a news release. "The fairness of CP's outstanding offer to acquire KCS is compelling because CP+KCS is the only Class 1 merger that is viable." The CEOs of both Canadian railway rivals will be on hand this week to extol the virtues of their bids at a transportation conference. CN chief executive JJ Ruest will appear Wednesday at the Bank of America Securities Virtual Transportation, Airlines and Industrials Conference. CP Rail CEO Keith Creel will present on Thursday. This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 17, 2021. Companies in this story: (TSX:CNR, TSX:CP) Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana hired coach Nate Bjorkgren to help the Pacers make a long playoff run. Instead, they need two wins to make it in. After dealing with a season full of injuries, shoddy defense and communication problems on and off the court, Bjorkgren and the Pacers find themselves trying to extend their season when they host Charlotte in Tuesday's play-in round. “It is the biggest game of the season," Bjorkgren said Monday. “We've talked about the one-and-done situation and our guys are aware of that. I like they way we’ve been playing, I like the way we’ve been sharing the basketball, I like the way we’ve been getting contributions off the bench and I like the way we’ve been moving the basketball." It could be a critical and timely change for a postseason-savvy team, especially against a foe that hasn't made the playoffs since 2015-16 and hasn't won a playoff series since 2001-02. The Pacers understand it won't be easy. They lost two of three to the Hornets this season, including the last one on their home court, but the Pacers are a 3-point favorites, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. The Pacers are trying to snap a franchise-record, nine-game losing streak in the playoffs and haven't reached the second round since 2014. This time, they will be missing two starter —s Myles Turner (right foot) and T.J. Warren (left foot) — and possibly point guard Malcolm Brogdon, who hasn't played since April 29 because of an injured right hamstring. Brogdon will be a game-time decision. Fortunately for Indiana, it appears Caris LeVert will play after missing the second half of Sunday's game with a migraine headache. “He’s much better today and he should be ready to go tomorrow," Bjorkgren said. Charlotte has struggled lately, too. The Hornets lost their final five games, sliding from the No. 8 seed to No. 10 and forcing them to win road games rather than qualifying with just one win. Both teams also understand what a postseason win would do — potentially helping one team build some momentum to change directions. “It’s a new season," Hornets forward Myles Bridges said. “We’re here now and we still have a chance to make the playoffs. We're thinking about winning two games and making the playoffs." MISSING HAYWARD The Hornets’ struggles have coincided with Gordon Hayward's absence. The former Butler star also will sit this one out. Charlotte is 8-16 since Hayward sprained his foot April 2 and has missed his size and experience. Forward Cody Martin also will not play because of an injured left ankle. THE FUTURE It's been a messy final month in Bjorkgren's first season. Indiana saw its 31-year streak with a winning home record end and the Pacers have struggled in the fourth quarter. Fans complained about the team's effort and Bjorkgren has blamed himself for reported communication problems on and off the court. All of it has spurred speculation about his future, something he's not discussed much. COMING UP SHORT The Hornets won their first 22 games when starting the fourth quarter with a lead. But they blew a nine-point lead in Sunday's 115-110 loss to Washington, something that's become a trend lately. “Making shots,” coach James Borrego said, explaining the recent late-game struggles. “We executed and got some great shots. ... But ultimately you have to make shots and make plays to win in this league.” ON THE ROAD The Hornets went 15-21 on the road this season and have lost six of their last seven outside North Carolina, their only win coming at Detroit. While making the play-in round wasn't the initial goal, Borrego still considers it “a great experience.” “We’ll deal with those last few games this summer," he said. “Our minds are clear, our spirts are clear, our energy is up, our spirits are up. Everything we’ve been through, we’re still standing, we’re still fighting, we’re ready to go and I expect us to have our best game of the season (Tuesday) night." ___ AP Sports Writer Steve Reed in Charlotte, North Carolina, also contributed to this report. ___ More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/tag/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Michael Marot, The Associated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Affluent and well-connected Black families are the focus of “Our Kind of People,” a new Fox drama series from “Empire” creator Lee Daniels. Based on “Our Kind of People: Inside America's Black Upper Class," a 1999 nonfiction book by Lawrence Otis Graham, the series will join the network's fall schedule, while midseason's “The Cleaning Lady” will bring the rarity of an Asian lead character to TV. Elodie Yung (“The Hitman’s Bodyguard”) stars as a Cambodian doctor who is driven by family circumstances to work for mobsters as a crime scene “cleaner,” Fox said Monday in announcing its 2021-22 schedule “Our Kind of People,” according to Fox's thumbnail description, is an “unapologetic celebration of Black resilience and achievement.” Set on Massachusetts' fabled Martha's Vineyard island, it stars Yaya DaCosta (“Chicago Med,” “Whitney”) and Morris Chestnut (“The Resident”). “We’re not only saying something culturally, we’re doing something culturally,” producer Daniels told advertising buyers, who are rotating among virtual presentations of next season's offerings from Fox and other broadcasters this week. Fox, which touted its success with young adult viewers favored by sponsors, will add four new dramas in total next year, along with two freshman sitcoms and an animated comedy. The singing contest “Alter Ego” is set for a fall debut, with other reality shows waiting in the midseason wings. The newcomers will fill shelf space created by the cancellation of "Bless the Harts,” “Next,” “Prodigal Son” and “Filthy Rich,” with “The Moodys” still “on the bubble,” or at risk of being axed. The new series' themes reflect “hope and second chances and reinvention,” Charlie Collier, CEO of Fox Entertainment, said in a conference call Monday with reporters. The other freshman dramas are fall's “The Big Leap” starring Scott Foley, Teri Polo and Piper Perabo, about unlucky people trying to change their lives with a reality dance show, and “Monarch,” a midseason musical drama centered on “America’s first family of country music,” the fictional Romans. “Welcome to Flatch,” set in a Midwestern town that's under the eye of a documentary crew, and “Pivoting,” about three childhood friends seeking a new path in life, are the new comedies coming midseason, along with the animated comedy “Krapopolis.” Created by Dan Harmon (“Community”), it's set in a mythical ancient Greece populated by humans, gods and monsters. Returning series “9-1-1” will air this fall, with “9-1-1: Lone Star” taking over its Monday time slot at midseason. Fox's full schedule this fall, all times Eastern: Monday: 8 p.m. — “9-1-1.” 9 p.m. — “The Big Leap.” Tuesday: 8 p.m. — “The Resident.” 9 p.m. — “Our Kind of People.” Wednesday: 8 p.m. — “The Masked Singer.” 9 p.m. — “Alter Ego.” Thursday: 8 p.m. — “Thursday Night Football.” Friday: 8 p.m. — “WWE’S Friday Night Smackdown.” Saturday: 7 p.m. — “Fox Sports Saturday.” Sunday: 7 p.m. — “NFL on Fox” 7:30 p.m. — “The OT” and Fox repeats. 8 p.m. — “The Simpsons.” 8:30 p.m. — “The Great North.” 9 p.m. — “Bob's Burgers.” 9:30 p.m. — “Family Guy.” ___ AP Media Writer David Bauder in New York contributed to this report. Lynn Elber, The Associated Press
The actress says she's "learning" how to discuss race with her one-year-old daughter, Atlas.
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The Nevers review – not even magical aliens can save this cursed mess. Joss Whedon walked away from this romp about women given superpowers by a spaceship, and what was left behind? Sex clubs, serial killers – and silly plot threads flapping in the breeze
Michele Fletcher, who is a mom of seven and a nurse at Arlington County Public Health, inspired her sons to get jobs running vaccination sites
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota judge ruled Monday that the manslaughter case can proceed against a former suburban Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot 20-year-old Black motorist Daunte Wright, and she set a trial date for December. Former Brooklyn Center Officer Kim Potter, who is white, will stand trial Dec. 6, barring any future scheduling conflicts, Hennepin County District Judge Regina Chu said during a pretrial hearing. "I do find that there’s probable cause to support the charge against the defendant, Ms. Potter," Chu said. Potter, who is charged with second-degree manslaughter, appeared at the hearing via videoconference with her attorney, Earl Gray, and sat some distance behind him in his office. She looked straight ahead at the video screen and had little reaction during the hearing, saying, “Yes, your honor,” when the judge asked if the hearing could go forward via videoconference. Potter did not enter a plea during the hearing. Wright was killed April 11 during a struggle with police after a traffic stop. The former Brooklyn Center police chief has said he believes Potter meant to use her Taser instead of her handgun. Body camera video shows her shouting “Taser!” multiple times before firing. Protesters and Wright's family have disputed that the shooting was accidental, arguing that an experienced officer knows the difference between a Taser and a handgun. They had wanted prosecutors to file murder charges. The shooting, which ignited days of unrest, happened amid the trial of Derek Chauvin, the white former Minneapolis police officer who was convicted of murder for pressing his knee against George Floyd’s neck as the Black man said he couldn’t breathe. Police have said Wright was pulled over for expired tags, but they sought to arrest him after discovering an outstanding warrant. The warrant was for his failure to appear in court on charges that he fled from officers and had a gun without a permit during an encounter with Minneapolis police in June. Intent isn’t a necessary component of second-degree manslaughter in Minnesota. The charge — which carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison — can be applied in circumstances where a person is suspected of causing a death by “culpable negligence” that creates an unreasonable risk and consciously takes chances to cause a death. As Monday's hearing began, Chu acknowledged that Wright's family and friends were listening and extended her condolences to them. After finding there was probable cause for the case to continue, she set deadlines for court filings, saying it would benefit everyone to expedite the case. Prosecutor Imran Ali said the Dec. 6 trial date works for now, but there may be conflicts with the schedules of expert witnesses, once they are determined. “My goal is to try to keep that Dec. 6 trial date if we at all possibly can,” Chu said, adding: “If you need to schedule any type of plea hearing — if that should happen — I’m always available for that.” Ali said the state wants audio and video coverage of the trial be allowed, while Gray objects to that. Unlike many states, cameras are not routinely allowed during most Minnesota court proceedings. Chauvin's murder trial was the first Minnesota criminal trial to be broadcast live on television, with the judge allowing the broadcast due to high interest and pandemic restrictions that limited courtroom space. The trial of Chauvin's three-co-defendants is also going to be broadcast. Brooklyn Center was moving toward firing Potter when she resigned shortly after the shooting. The city’s police chief also resigned, after the City Council fired the city manager. On Saturday, Brooklyn Center's City Council approved a resolution that calls for sweeping changes in policing, including creating a new division of unarmed civilian employees to handle non-moving traffic violations and limiting situations in which officers can make arrests. The city attorney and mayor have said that adopting the resolution commits the city to change, but it is not a final action. ___ Find AP’s full coverage of the death of Daunte Wright at: https://apnews.com/hub/death-of-daunte-wright Amy Forliti, The Associated Press
The violence in Israel and Gaza isn’t just a foreign policy crisis for President Joe Biden. It’s also a fraught political debate in his own party.
Nova Cannabis Inc. (the "Company" or "Nova") (TSXV: NOVC) today released its unaudited condensed interim consolidated financial statements (the "interim financial statements") and management's discussion and analysis for the three months ended March 31, 2021.
VIVO Cannabis Inc. (TSX: VIVO) (OTCQX: VVCIF) ("VIVO" or the "Company") today released its first quarter 2021 financial and operating results.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Albert Pujols is grateful to be chasing another World Series ring with the Los Angeles Dodgers, yet he's also disputing the Los Angeles Angels' version of the circumstances that led to his big move up the I-5 freeway. The 41-year-old slugger formally joined the Dodgers on a one-year deal Monday, vowing to contribute to the defending World Series champions as a first baseman, a pinch-hitter and a veteran mentor. He'll wear a No. 55 jersey in Dodger Blue after sporting a red No. 5 with the Cardinals and the Angels throughout his first two major league decades. “I feel like I've still got some gasoline left in my tank,” Pujols said. “I'm really excited for this opportunity.” The Dodgers activated the fifth-leading home run hitter in major league history before the opening game of their home series with Arizona on Monday night. Pujols said his role with the Dodgers will be “really whatever. I'm here to do whatever, you know. Pinch-hit, first base, whatever they want. I'm just excited to have this opportunity to wear this uniform.” Pujols' willingness to accept a situational role with the Dodgers directly contradicts the Angels' public statements on the reasons he was unceremoniously cut earlier this month. Pujols said nothing publicly when the Angels designated him for assignment, but he claimed Monday that the abrupt end to his largely unsuccessful 10-year, $240 million tenure with the Orange County club was entirely the Angels' decision. “It shocked me, I think like everybody,” Pujols said. “But at the end of the day, no hard feelings at all. I’m here with this organization and I’m excited about this opportunity. I’m not the only player that’s probably going to go through this.” Angels President John Carpino and general manager Perry Minasian said the Halos mutually broke up with Pujols because the slugger wanted to play every day despite his declining statistical contributions. The Angels have two players at his positions — first baseman Jared Walsh and designated hitter Shohei Ohtani — with far superior offensive numbers. Wearing a blue Dodgers cap, Pujols directly contradicted the Angels front office's claims. “I think there’s a lot of things out there saying, ’Oh, you wanted more playing time, you wanted to play every day,'” Pujols said. “That never came out of my mouth.” “My goal the last two years was never to try to be an everyday first baseman,” Pujols said. “I told you guys in spring training, whatever role they have for me, I’m going to go with. I understand they made that decision as an organization, a business decision, and no hard feelings. I understand that. So they had a talk with me, and that was it. Move forward, and I’m just glad to get another opportunity with another organization." Pujols is joining the Dodgers as a clear backup and situational player, suggesting that playing for a title contender again after nine mostly dismal seasons in Anaheim was the most important factor to the 10-time All-Star and two-time World Series champion. He will be the fourth former MVP in the Dodgers' clubhouse, joining Mookie Betts, Cody Bellinger and Clayton Kershaw. The struggling Halos will pay all but about $420,000 of Pujols' $30 million salary this season while he plays on with their dominant local rivals. Pujols’ $240 million contract included a 10-year personal services contract with the Angels that begins when he retires, but Pujols also said he won’t think about retirement until after this season ends, keeping open the possibility of playing again in 2022. Pujols, who began his career with 11 prolific seasons in St. Louis, has 667 career homers, and he is 13th in big league history with 3,253 hits. He is the majors' active leader in homers, hits, RBIs (2,112), runs scored (1,852) and games played (2,886). The most prolific hitter of his generation batted .198 with five homers and 12 RBIs this year while playing in 24 of the Angels’ 29 games, and he is in a 7-for-43 slump since April 20. The Dodgers are a perennial powerhouse, but they began Monday with a whopping 13 players on their injured list after losing World Series MVP shortstop Corey Seager over the weekend to a broken hand. Their recent lineups have featured more prospects and borderline major league players than the stars expected to lead one of the majors' most successful teams. With Bellinger still sidelined by a hairline leg fracture, Pujols could play first base to fill in for Max Muncy, who occasionally moves to third base to give a day off to Justin Turner. Muncy can even play second base, which will be fluid for at least four weeks with Gavin Lux moving to shortstop while Seager heals. Pujols has made only 41 career plate appearances as a pinch-hitter, but the Dodgers must be hoping he will provide a threat in spot situations as well. And the right-handed-hitting Pujols conceivably could help the Dodgers to hit left-handed pitching, an area in which their lineup is below the major league average. The Dodgers have been successful in recent seasons in getting contributions from several major league elder statesmen near the close of their careers, including Chase Utley and David Freese. Pujols' leadership and example have been praised by Mike Trout and other key Angels, even while his overall offensive numbers dipped to below-average levels. Right-hander Tony Gonsolin was transferred to the 60-day injured list to make room on the 40-man roster for Pujols. The Dodgers also activated new infielder Yoshi Tsutsugo on Monday. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/hub/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Greg Beacham, The Associated Press
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‘Covid casino’ case collapses as police in Canada accused of stealing watches. The owner of a mansion allegedly used for illegal gambling during pandemic will not face charges after police accused of theft and planting evidence
The Clevelander, one of South Beach’s best-known hotels, sued the city of Miami Beach Monday over what its attorneys called a “series of regulatory attacks” that will soon force the popular entertainment venue — and others — to turn down the music and end alcohol sales hours earlier.
Two U.S. senators, a Republican and a Democrat, called on Congress on Monday to reauthorize the Voting Rights Act, as Republican-controlled state legislatures pass new measures that voting-rights advocates say will restrict access to the ballot box. Democrat Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Republican Lisa Murkowski of Alaska made the pitch in a letter that noted that the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which outlawed discriminatory voting practices, was last reauthorized in 2006 with a bipartisan Senate vote of 98-0. Democrats, who hold narrow majorities in both houses of Congress, have passed a sweeping voting rights bill in the House of Representatives.
Calgary, Alberta--(Newsfile Corp. - May 17, 2021) - Trican Well Service Ltd. (TSX: TCW) ("Trican" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that Scott Matson will join the Company as Chief Financial Officer ("CFO"), effective June 14, 2021. As Trican's CFO, Mr. Matson will be responsible for Trican's accounting, finance, treasury and corporate reporting functions as well as support for investor relations.Most recently, Mr. Matson spent 14 years with Horizon North Logistics Inc. ("Horizon ...