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Kendra Scott made this Nurses Week extra special..JPG Kendra Scott made Nurses Week extra special for the nurses at The Woman's Hospital of Texas on Friday, May 7, 2021. The jewelry and home accessories company provided over 400 gift items for the hardworking staff. Kendra Scott's video for Woman's nurses..JPG Designer Kendra Scott sent a video message to the nurses at The Woman's Hospital of Texas thanking them for their commitment to caring for patients during the pandemic. Houston, Texas, May 07, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hundreds of nurses at The Woman's Hospital of Texas were surprised with a special event this morning in honor of National Nurses Week.World-renowned jewelry and home accessories designer Kendra Scott teamed up with The Woman’s Hospital of Texas for a “surprise and delight” event for the hospital’s nurses to inspire and lift the spirits of these incredible healthcare workers. Scott and her team chose The Woman’s Hospital of Texas, whose nursing staff is over 98% female, to recognize the tireless work they continue to do to safeguard moms and babies and provide compassionate care since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The event began with welcome messages from The Woman’s Hospital of Texas’ chief executive officer, Elizabeth Ortega, and chief nursing officer, Ann Russell.A video message from Kendra Scott herself was shown to the crowd of nurses thanking them for their heroic work over the past year. "This week as we take a moment to show gratitude for our nurses and healthcare workers, I am reminded of the tireless bravery and heroism they've shown throughout this past year,” said Scott, founder and executive chairwoman of Kendra Scott. “It is an honor to partner with The Woman’s Hospital of Texas to bring these healthcare heroes some well-deserved joy and celebration."The highlight of the morning was the balloon pop introduced by Robin LaLone, Kendra Scott philanthropic manager for Southeast Texas. Four hundred balloons were released from the ceiling, each filled with confetti and a gift. Boxes of jewelry, Signature Tumbler candles, and redemption cards for The Color Bar™ made up the 400 gifts.“We are so proud of the Woman-first care our nurses and colleagues have provided for our patients and each other during such turbulent times the past year,” said Ortega. “Our nurses care for moms, babies, and all women like no one else, and are steadfast in their dedication to improving each human life. I am extremely grateful for the generosity of Kendra Scott and her team, and honored they created such an exceptionally wonderful event for our hardworking nurses to help us celebrate Nurses Week.”Please click here to download high resolution photos from the event. ### About The Woman’s Hospital of TexasSince 1976, The Woman’s Hospital of Texas has been the state’s premier facility dedicated to the health and well-being of women, newborns and children. As a Level IV Maternal Designated facility, with an Advanced Level IV NICU, the hospital offers expertise and outstanding care in breast health, imaging, gynecology, obstetrics, high-risk pregnancy, neonatology, minimally-invasive surgery and pediatric care. For more information, visit WomansHospital.com. The Woman’s Hospital of Texas is an HCA Houston Healthcare facility, part of the HCA Healthcare Gulf Coast Division.About Kendra Scott, LLC Kendra Scott is a leading fashion accessories brand inspired by the personal experiences, travel, and sense of community of its founder and designer, Kendra Scott. With over 2,000 employees, Kendra Scott has over 100 standalone stores across the US and is sold in premiere retailers including Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, and 600 specialty boutiques worldwide and boasts a thriving web business. Kendra Scott is best known for its kaleidoscope of fashion jewelry accessories as well as the customizable Color Bar™ experience, and in recent years has expanded into the categories of fine jewelry, sterling silver, home décor, and beauty. As the brand continues to grow, the company remains true to its founding philosophy of "Family, Fashion, Philanthropy" and since 2010, the company has given back over $40 million to local, national, and international causes. Attachments Kendra Scott made this Nurses Week extra special..JPG Kendra Scott's video for Woman's nurses..JPG CONTACT: Laura Littlejohn The Woman's Hospital of Texas 936-242-9525 Laura.Littlejohn@hcahealthcare.com
WASHINGTON — Conservatives in and out of Congress are expressing opposition to Rep. Elise Stefanik ’s rise toward House Republicans' No. 3 leadership job, grumbling that's unlikely to derail her but serves notice that the right wing is battling again to affect the party’s future. House Republicans plan to meet privately next week, probably Wednesday, and seem certain to oust Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., from that top post. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., seems likely to postpone a vote on replacing Cheney until sometime later, according to two House GOP aides who discussed the delay on condition of anonymity, giving restive conservatives a chance to coalesce behind an alternative. It's unlikely any challenger would defeat Stefanik, who has the backing of former President Donald Trump, McCarthy and No. 2 House GOP leader Steve Scalise of Louisiana. That triumvirate — especially the former president, whose grip on the party seems as firm as ever — virtually assures victory for Stefanik, 36, a onetime Trump critic who evolved into his strident ally. But with the hard right distrustful of Stefanik, owner of one of the House GOP's most moderate voting records, conservatives say forcing her to face a challenge would signal she's not universally accepted and will have to contend with them moving forward. “We must not rush into a de-facto coronation of any handpicked replacement whose voting record does not reflect the views of the conference,” first-term conservative Rep. Bob Good, R-Va., said in a statement. "We must select someone who will wholeheartedly support the conservative membership.” Good said Republicans should be allowed to “work through the process” of replacing Cheney. The conservative Club for Growth, wary of Stefanik's past opposition to tax cuts and easing environmental regulations, is also pushing for time so a Stefanik rival can emerge, a view Republicans say is widely shared among conservatives. The hard-right House Freedom Caucus has taken no public position on Stefanik. But its members, said to number around 40, are known to be uncomfortable with her. As she works to secure her election, Stefanik has told colleagues she'd serve as No. 3 leader only through the 2022 election year, said a GOP lawmaker and an aide speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss internal conversations. She's said she'd take the top GOP slot on the House Education and Labor Committee the following year. The scenario was first reported by Politico. Delaying the Stefanik vote could also help McCarthy, who hopes to be elected speaker should Republicans win House control in the 2022 elections. There’s no need for him to risk support from conservatives, long skeptical of him, by denying them a chance to advance a Stefanik challenger. The dustup is underscoring the disconnect that sometimes exists between Trump and the party's ideological right wing. It also poses a test of conservatives' clout when they don't have the former president behind them — a battle they seem likely to lose this time. Conservatives have tussled for years for influence within the GOP. They've won some fights, like forcing the early retirement of Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, but lost many others. “Leadership elections are always an opportunity for discussions about the future” of House Republicans, said Michael Steel, who was a top aide to Boehner and other leading GOP figures. Stefanik, whose office declined to comment for this article, does have some significant conservative credentials. These include past support from the National Rifle Association and endorsements from the Susan B. Anthony List, an anti-abortion group. But she's consistently gotten moderate scores for her voting record: a lifetime 48% from Heritage Action for America and 35% from Club for Growth, a pair of conservative organizations, among the lowest grades for House Republicans. She voted with Trump 78% of the time when he was president, according to votes tracked by the website fivethirtyeight.com, again one of the lowest marks in the House GOP. That included voting to oppose Trump's signature 2017 tax cuts, his unilateral use of money to build the southern border wall and his withdrawal of troops from Syria. Stefanik has “a lot of work to do” to win over the GOP’s more conservative activists, said Adam Brandon, president of the conservative FreedomWorks. Stefanik criticized Trump during his 2016 presidential campaign, including calling his remarks in a 2005 video about sexually assaulting women “offensive” and “just wrong.” She said his crude description of African countries in 2018 was “contrary to our American ideals.” In 2019, she became a highly visible foe of Trump's first impeachment over his attempts to pressure Ukraine to produce political dirt about Joe Biden, who was then a presidential candidate. She has since embraced many of Trump's evidence-free claims about 2020 election fraud. She declared this week that states unconstitutionally changed their election laws and said she supports an audit of Arizona votes that conservatives are using to bolster suspicions about the results. Stefanik's northern New York district backed Barack Obama in the 2008 and 2012 presidential election, then Trump in 2016 and 2020. “You can’t really believe whether she is or isn’t" a Trump supporter, the Club for Growth’s McIntosh said. "I'd warn him that, in a couple of years, she won't be for you." Cheney, on the other hand, was rated 80% by Heritage Action and 65% by Club for Growth, while voting 93% of the time with Trump. Cheney is being deposed after voting to impeach Trump for encouraging supporters who attacked the Capitol on Jan. 6 and for energetically contesting his false claims that his 2020 election defeat to Biden was fraudulent. Some Republicans have said that as a party leader, she should have stifled her criticisms of Trump, which they fear are distracting from efforts to recapture the House. Cheney has cast her position as defending the Constitution. ___ AP Congressional Correspondent Lisa Mascaro contributed to this report. Alan Fram, The Associated Press
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Shane Edwards wasn't planning on going for a swim in the Yukon River on Thursday, especially since it was still covered in ice that very morning. But the Dawson City man couldn't help himself — he saw a job to do, and he did it. "I did it for the fish," he told CBC. "I didn't do it for the car." The car was an old Honda Civic that was seemingly abandoned beside the ferry landing in Dawson City. When the river ice suddenly broke on Thursday — a spectacular spring tradition in Dawson — the old junker seemed destined to be swept downstream with all that ice. That's when Edwards rolled up. "I'm like, what is everyone taking pictures of, on the side, on the bank? And I looked down and there's this little Civic sitting there," he recalled. "So I went down to the car and noticed there was like a 50-foot hydrocarbon slick — so a bunch of oil and gas and everything like that — going into the river. And yeah, I wasn't going to stand by and let that happen." Edwards says the car seems to have been abandoned at the river's edge. When the river ice broke on Thursday, is was quickly submerged in the rising water.(Submitted by Shane Edwards) He started working the phone, trying different organizations in town that might have a truck with a winch to pull the car out of the rising water. He says he quickly grew frustrated, as people talked about insurance liability and other reasons to not get involved. "I was like, 'yeah, I don't really care about that. It's more about the fish, and you know, our natural habitat,'" he recalled. "Everyone was like hemming and hawing [on] all the protocol and all that. And we had a moment to act, and we had to act right away." Finally, he managed to get some help from the Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in First Nation, which offered a truck with a winch. A couple of staff — Dave and another Shane — came along to help out. "Two Shanes together, we always get stuff done!" Edwards joked. Edwards waded in to the brown, frigid water to attach the chain to the car that was now half-submerged. That was easier said than done — and so soon enough, he was swimming. "I couldn't find anything to hook on. So I did the dive. Yeah, I dove under the car," he said. "And then as I was swimming out, I found this like little hook that just happened to be on it. And I hooked [it] up to that and pulled the chain straight. And then we got her outta there." The car was dragged up on to the dry bank, and Edwards got into some dry clothes. He's a volunteer firefighter so he says he always has an extra set of clothes in his car. Later, back home, he'd warm up with a long shower and some hot coffee. Edwards says he's glad he was able to help. He says he's not the kind to sit idly by. "I've never been that person, unfortunately — sometimes I put myself through hell and back. But I always get the job done at least."
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THE VILLAGES, Fla. — U.S. Reps. Matt Gaetz and Marjory Taylor Greene, two of the Republican Party's most controversial figures, kicked off their “America First Rally" roadshow Friday with a Trump-centric revival of sorts for the MAGA faithful at a Florida retirement community. The gathering appeared to be an attempt to position the two conservatives as successors to the former president's populism. “Tell me, who is your president?"" Greene shouted after walking out onto a ballroom stage in front of hundreds of supporters wearing “Trump" T-shirts and “Make America Great Again" red ballcaps. “Trump!" the mask-less crowd of retirees wearing MAGA red yelled back. Joking that he was a “marked man in Congress ... but a Florida man," Gaetz called former President Donald Trump “the undisputed leader of the Republican Party." “Today, we send a strong message to the weak establishment in both parties: America First isn’t going away. We are going on tour," Gaetz said. “It’s no longer the red team against the blue team. It’s the establishment against the rest of us." Gaetz held up himself and Greene as challengers to the establishment and successors to Trump's populism. “They lie about us because we tell the truth about them,” Gaetz said of the establishment. The indoor rally took place with just a week until Gaetz associate Joel Greenberg faces a deadline to enter a plea deal that could lead to damaging information against the Florida congressman. Gaetz alluded to the investigation by referencing what he said were distorted descriptions of himself as someone who has wild parties with beautiful women. Both Republican members of the House of Representatives have come under fire in recent months, though for different reasons. What began as an inquiry into sex trafficking allegations and whether Gaetz paid women and an underage girl in exchange for sex has grown into a larger review of public corruption. Federal investigators are looking at whether Gaetz and his associates tried to secure government jobs for some of the women. They are also scrutinizing Gaetz’s connections to the medical marijuana sector. Greenberg, a former local tax collector, has been accused of trafficking a minor for sex and faces a May 15 deadline to strike a plea deal with prosecutors. If he does, Greenberg may be pressed to co-operate with federal investigators and deliver damaging information against Gaetz. Greene, a congresswoman from Georgia, was stripped of her congressional assignments last February for incendiary social media posts expressing racist views, pushing absurd conspiracy theories and endorsing threats of violence against elected officials The controversies made no difference to the 300 supporters, mostly retirees, who packed into a hotel ballroom to listen them. A long line trailed outside the hotel with people who couldn't get in once the ballroom reached capacity. The Villages, which was the fastest growing U.S. metro area last year, has been a Republican bastion for decades and is often a must-stop destination for Republican presidential candidates. Inside the ballroom, the supporters danced and clapped to Laura Branigan's “Gloria” and other 1980s hits and waved their arms, loudly chanting the lyrics of Queen's “We Are the Champions," before the politicians took the stage. At least a half dozen muscled security guards in identical olive shirts stood around the room. John Peil was in the crowd. He described the rally as a great way to cap off a day of golfing. Of Greene, Peil said, she was “a great woman" who wasn't afraid to take on Democratic lawmakers in Congress. There was a double standard between when Democrats run into controversies and when Republicans do, he said. “They’re using a double standard on the two of them too,” Peil said, referring to the two House members. “It’s always the conservatives that get the dirt, and it’s always the liberals that speed away free.” Zach Hussein and Josh Labasbas held up a black banner that said “Antifacist Action” in front of the hotel where the rally was held until a police officer politely asked them to leave at the request of the property owner. A passerby told them, “Go back to Cuba.” ___ Follow Mike Schneider on Twitter at https://twitter.com/MikeSchneiderAP Mike Schneider, The Associated Press
A look at what's happening around the majors Saturday: ___ BAD LUCK BUX Byron Buxton’s breakout season has been put on pause — a disappointing turn for the Minnesota Twins’ oft-injured centre fielder. Buxton was added to the 10-day injured list Friday with a strained right hip. The 27-year-old is hitting .370 with nine homers and five stolen bases and led the majors with 2.4 wins above replacement (per FanGraphs) before Friday's games — a hair ahead of Angels star Mike Trout. A Platinum Glove winner as the AL's best defender at any position in 2017, Buxton has played more than 100 games just once in his big league career. Outfield prospect Trevor Larnach was called up from Triple-A. VOTTO OUT Reds first baseman Joey Votto could be sidelined for a month with a broken left thumb. Votto was added to the 10-day injured list Friday after being struck on the thumb with a pitch by Chicago’s Dallas Keuchel on Wednesday. Votto is not expected to need surgery, but the team expects him to be out at least three weeks and maybe more. The 37-year-old is batting .226 with five homers and 17 RBIs. He batted .286 and hit his 300th career home run on Reds’ recently completed homestand. PROTOCOL UPDATE A fifth major league team has been able to relax coronavirus protocols after 85% of its players and other on-field personnel completed vaccination. MLB and the players association made the announcement Friday without identifying any teams and said seven additional teams had reached the 85% level of having received final doses and would be able to relax protocols within two weeks once they are fully vaccinated. Relaxed protocols include dropping the requirements for facemasks in dugouts and bullpens, and loosening restrictions on mobility during road trips. MLB said Friday that more than 83% of all tier 1 individuals such as players, managers, coaches, athletic trainers and support personnel had been partially or fully vaccinated, up from 81% on April 30. BACKSTOPPED A tiny crack in Roberto Pérez’s finger has turned into a large problem for the Indians. Cleveland’s two-time Gold Glove catcher will miss at least two months after surgery Friday on a fractured right ring finger. There is no definitive timeline for Pérez’s recovery, but the Indians are planning to be without him for a significant period. Pérez’s loss is a big blow to the Indians, who entered Friday night’s series opener against Cincinnati leading the AL Central after winning nine of 11. The 32-year-old is one of baseball’s best defensive catchers and handles the Indians’ strong pitching staff. Austin Hedges will get the bulk of starts while Pérez is sidelined with Rene Rivera serving as his backup. MANAGE THIS Former Major League Baseball player and manager Bobby Valentine is taking a swing at politics, announcing Friday that he’s running for mayor of his Connecticut hometown. Valentine, 70, currently serves as the athletic director at Sacred Heart University. He posted a video on social media and said he’ll run as an independent candidate in Stamford. “The greatest commodity I have is my time and I want to give my time and my energy and my wherewithal back to the city that has given me so much over my lifetime,” he said. Valentine, a Stamford native, was a three-sport high school star in the city. He played in the majors from 1969-79 and managed the Texas Rangers, New York Mets and Boston Red Sox. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/hub/MLB The Associated Press
Victims and advocates say a new system for reporting sexual abuse and cover-ups by Catholic bishops appears to be a case of "optics over substance" and may not go far enough to protect those at risk of being abused. This week, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) announced the unveiling of a national and bilingual service for reporting situations of sexual abuse either committed or covered up by a bishop. "This service furthers their commitment to responsibility, accountability and transparency in matters of clergy sexual abuse and their commitment to facilitate healing and justice for victims-survivors," the national assembly said in a statement. The system was created in response to a letter from the Pope calling for one easily accessible system for allegations solely against Bishops. Allegations against priests are still handled at the local diocese level. With the CCCB's system, a bishop would be investigated by an outside diocese. If the report is then deemed credible, it would be taken all the way up to the Vatican. For Patrick McMahon, a Windsor man who was sexually abused by a Catholic priest as a child, there's some good to this move. He said it means more accountability and better documentation of these types of crimes. But he's concerned about criminal activity possibly being alerted to the wrong authority. This reporting system was created in response to a letter from the Pope calling for one easily accessible system for allegations solely against Bishops. Allegations against priests are still handled at the local diocese level.(AP) "Child abuse is a crime. Call the police. That's number one, don't call the church," said McMahon, adding he wishes that something the Catholic church would advise. "I don't know why they they aren't a little more forthright in saying, 'Please contact us for religious healing and to help us root out these criminals in our midst — but we also strongly encourage you to go to the police.'" His other concern, McMahon added, is that the system only applies to bishops. "Bishops have to be accountable, too. But there are a lot more priests and laypeople involved in the church than there are bishops." In a statement, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests insisted that anyone with complaints or information will report it to local police, trusted friends and therapists — before reporting incidents internally to the church. "By creating yet another apparatus that keeps allegations internal, Church officials are not disabusing the notion that what they care about most is the management of their reputations and finances," the non-profit support group said. London-based lawyer Rob Talach says the church should be directing potential victims of abuse to first alert police, not the church itself.(Katerina Georgieva/CBC) "It makes more sense that all allegations are first routed to trained investigators in law enforcement and then sent to the Church, not the other way around." A London-based lawyer and victims' advocate agrees, calling this reporting system "optics over substance." "This is an institution that thrives on control and cover-up — and the fact that they still want you to go to them rather than the secular authorities demonstrates to me they still don't get it," said Rob Talach. "Other organizations just simply point you to the police as is appropriate. These are crimes, crimes against children in most cases ... so why are we clicking on a link or calling our hotline to the church itself when often times they're about as wrapped up in the problem as the perpetrator?" Talach added there is no timeline to report a sexual crime, meaning victims can report it to police at any stage of their life, even if they're older and something happened to them as a child. The church's response The Diocese of London stresses that all allegations of abuse are taken very seriously — and when it comes to the matter of police, they say police are involved on a case-by-case basis. But Mike Clarke, director of communications for the diocese, said police are always involved if the allegation involves a minor. "The promise is that this is a transparent and accountable system," he said. "I don't know of an allegation that has not been taken seriously. They will all be fully investigated whether it's through this process — if it's specific to a living or retired bishop — or if it's to the local diocese for a past malfeasance by a priest or lay minister." Matthew Clarke, director of communications for the Diocese of London, police are always involved in the investigation of an alleged sexual incident if the allegation involves a minor.(Katerina Georgieva/CBC) Clarke adds, throughout this process, if someone files a report, they'll be given a case number which can be used to track its progress. If, for some reason, no action is taken, the person who filed the case will be notified with an explanation as to why.
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Breeze Airways, a start-up carrier that hopes to begin flying this spring, is giving up on a plan to hire only college students as flight attendants after the strategy failed to draw enough applicants. The airline founded by JetBlue creator David Neeleman posted a new listing for flight attendants on Friday without the student requirement. Breeze originally offered “current and future” online students at Utah Valley University up to $6,000 per year in educational assistance, a monthly salary, company housing, and one paid trip home each month. Breeze spokesman Gareth Edmondson-Jones said the airline is keeping the program with the college in Orem, Utah, while broadening its search. “The UVU course wasn’t delivering the numbers of flight attendants we need,” he said. The Association of Flight Attendants had criticized Breeze's original plan, saying that the college-student requirement would prevent people from turning the job into a career. “It attempted to take us back more than 60 years,” union President Sara Nelson said Friday. She said she is still concerned about the pay and shifting costs to workers. Utah-based Breeze plans to carry leisure travellers to smaller cities that have been overlooked or abandoned by larger airlines. The airline hasn't said which cities it will serve, but Neeleman has hinted it will start in the Southeast, including Florida. The Associated Press
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The stock market continued to move higher Friday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJINDICES: ^DJI) and S&P 500 (SNPINDEX: ^GSPC) rising to record closes. Stocks tracked by the S&P Midcap 400 Index are up 74% over the past year.
GUATEMALA CITY — Canada was denied its first trip to the FIFA Futsal World Cup in 32 years in painful fashion Friday, losing a penalty shootout to Panama in the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF Futsal Championship. After both goalies had made a save apiece and with the shootout tied 3-3, Canadian veteran Ian Bennett — who had knotted the game at 1-1 with a goal early in the second half — stepped up to the ball. The reigning Major Arena Soccer League MVP hammered a shot that ricocheted off Panama goalkeeper Jaime Londono's arm and bounced off the crossbar without going in. The 37-year-old from Hamilton looked on in disbelief. Alfonso Maquensi then scored the winning penalty in the 4-3 shootout win. The Panama players ended up in a delirious dogpile on the floor while the stunned Canadians wondered what might have been. The four semifinalists at the CONCACAF tournament will represent North and Central America and the Caribbean at the FIFA Futsal World Cup this September in Lithuania. "Obviously very very said," said Canadian midfielder Marco Rodriguez, his voice dripping with emotion. "There's not much we can do. This is what happens, this is part of football. We worked really hard for five years. Unfortunately penalties, they didn't come through for us. We gave our all. I'm proud of the boys. "We're in a country where we're on lockdown for the last, I don't know, who knows how long. We had to work everything through video, Zoom. Everybody left every drop they had in their system to try and be here the best they can be. Kudos to Panama. The luck was on their side today. That's how football goes." Nazim Belguendouz, captain Robert Renaud and Rodriguez scored for Canada in the shootout. Maxime Leconte's shot was saved by Londono. Canadian 'keeper Joshua Lemos, who had a fine game, denied Carlos Perez's shot but could not stop Maquensi. "Lemos is probably the best goalie in CONCACAF," said Canada coach Kyt Selaidopoulos. "He did a fantastic job. He's dedicated. For me, he was our best player." Lemos and the Canadians held a Panama team that had scored 16 times in its first two games to just one goal. "The boys did well. I'm proud of them," said Selaidopoulos. Tied 1-1 after 40 minutes of regulation time, the game went to two five-minute periods of extra time. Canada went into defensive mode as the clock counted down with Panama pressing. The Canadian men have not qualified for the Futsal World Cup since the inaugural event in 1989 in the Netherlands, where they failed to make it out of the first round after beating Japan and losing to Argentina and Belgium. Panama finished runner-up in CONCACAF in 2012 and was third in 2012. Down 1-0 after conceding late in the first half, Canada pulled even five minutes after the break. Londono could not control a free kick by Eduardo Jauregui and Bennett, stationed to the side, tucked the ball in. It was Bennett's third goal of the tournament. The goal came soon after Frederico Moojen, who won the Golden Boot as the top scorer at the 2016 CONCACAF tournament, had hammered a shot off the Panama goalpost. The Canadians had hung tough in the early going, defending well and creating several scoring chances. But Panama finally broke through with 21 seconds remaining in the half. Showing good movement on the ball, Abdiel Ortiz wrong-footed a defender and beat Lemos with a low shot. Canada (1-2-0) placed second in Group C after beating Haiti 4-2 and losing 5-1 to two-time defending champion Costa Rica. it marked the first time in three trips to the CONCACAF championship that Canada had made it out of the group stage. The win over Haiti was just Canada's second in its three trips to the tournament. The Canadians finished seventh in 2012 and sixth in 2016. Canada came close to making the 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup, denied by a 7-4 loss to Cuba in its final group game at the CONCACAF qualifier. The Canadians lost to Costa Rica 3-2 and beat Curacao 7-4 before falling to Cuba. Panama (3-0-0) won Group B, defeating Suriname 11-1 and Mexico 5-4 with Perez scoring a hat trick in each game. The 2021 CONCACAF tournament was originally scheduled for last May but was delayed due to the pandemic. French Guiana, Martinique and Guadeloupe withdrew in the interim, reducing the field to 13. The indoor futsal game is five-a-side with two 20-minute halves. The clock stops whenever the ball goes out of play or there is a break in play. Each team starts with one goalkeeper and four outfield players on the pitch, with unlimited substitutions. The U.S. blanked the Dominican Republic 2-0 in the first quarterfinal of the day. It was Costa Rica versus Suriname and Guatemala versus El Salvador in the later quarterfinals Friday. Costa Rica, Cuba, Panama and Guatemala represented CONCACAF at the 2016 World Cup. Brazil has dominated the world futsal scene, winning five of the eight FIFA World Cups. Spain has won twice and finished runner-up to Brazil three times. Argentina is the defending champion. This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 7, 2021 The Canadian Press
Bnehgaluru (Karnataka) [India], May 8 (ANI): Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Friday said that aerospace major Boeing India has come forward to set up a hospital with 200 oxygen beds in Bengaluru.