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ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Newfoundland and Labrador will become the fourth province to go to the polls during the COVID-19 pandemic after Premier Andrew Furey called an election for Feb. 13. The governing minority Liberal leader announced the election Friday evening at the provincial legislature as rafts of snow swept by the windows, blown sideways by the wind. The province hasn't had a winter election since February 1999, when Liberal Brian Tobin was re-elected. Like Tobin, and like in Canada's three previous pandemic elections in Saskatchewan, British Columbia and New Brunswick, Furey hopes his party will be re-elected with a majority. "This election will be about your choice on leadership," Furey told the small gathering of reporters. "Who you want to lead the province through the pandemic. Who you want to lead it through the economic challenge. Who you want to sit at the table with the federal Liberal government to strike a new deal." The general election will be Furey's first since he was chosen Liberal leader in August to replace Dwight Ball. Under provincial law, an election had to be called within a year of him becoming premier. During his speech, Furey said Newfoundland and Labrador's success in keeping the COVID-19 pandemic at bay is a national example. He said he chose a Saturday for the vote to give people time to get to the polls and to avoid crowding at polling stations during the pandemic. Furey's biggest competition will come from the Opposition Progressive Conservatives, led by lawyer Ches Crosbie, son of the famously outspoken politician John Crosbie. In a news conference held just before Furey announced the election, Crosbie said that even before the pandemic struck, the province was "teetering on the edge of financial ruin." He said he’ll be unveiling his plan to revive the economy in the coming days. “An urgent change in government is needed before it's too late,” he said. “A Progressive Conservative government led by me will be a job-creation machine.” In an interview Friday, the Tories' campaign chair, Shawn Skinner, said the pandemic means the party won't have a tour bus heading across the province. "You'd be a driving petri dish," he said. Instead, the campaign will rely more on livestreamed events, he added. Candidates will be knocking on doors, but they'll stand back and give people appropriate space when they answer, he said. The provincial NDP, led by economist Alison Coffin, made gains in the last general election in May 2019, winning three seats in the legislature after running just 14 candidates in the province's 40 ridings. Kyle Rees, the NDP's campaign chairman, said the party expects to have at least 30 candidates this time. "Ever since the last election, we've been preparing for this one, with full knowledge that the minority government situation meant that we could have an election any day," Rees said in an interview Friday. At dissolution, the Liberals held 19 seats, the Progressive Conservatives held 15, the NDP had three and there were three Independents. Both Skinner and Rees said the biggest issue staring down voters is the province's staggering economic trouble. With a rapidly aging population of just over 520,000, Newfoundland and Labrador faces a $1.84-billion deficit and a $16.4-billion net debt. That's the highest net debt per capita in the country, according to a report last month from RBC. At the heart of the province’s financial fear are its four offshore oil installations, hundreds of kilometres off the coast of St. John's. Crashing global oil prices and the pandemic last spring forced shutdowns and delays resulting in hundreds of layoffs. Thousands more have lost their jobs with offshoot companies supplying the sector, according to the province’s industry association. The futures of both the Husky-owned White Rose field and the Suncor-owned Terra Nova field remain uncertain, with both companies saying they could decommission their fields and leave if fortunes don’t change. Ottawa stepped in last fall with $320-million in aid for the sector, to be parcelled out by the province, but the money has been controversial. Funding offered to companies so far hasn't come with guarantees of large job numbers or, in the case of Husky, a long-term commitment to see the project through. In September, Furey assembled an economic recovery team, chaired by Moya Greene, a St. John’s-based businesswoman known for privatizing Britain’s postal service. Her appointment, coupled with the province’s towering financial challenges, has many worried the team will recommend austerity measures and sweeping privatization. A first draft of the team's proposed plan is due in February, and both of the main opposition parties have said it is irresponsible for Furey to send people to the polls without knowing what they’ll be in for if the Liberals are re-elected. In his speech Friday evening, Furey acknowledged the uncertainty was frightening, but he said it ultimately presents an opportunity for Newfoundland and Labrador to right its course and move forward. This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 15, 2021. Sarah Smellie, The Canadian Press
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Paris Saint-Germain’s new coach Mauricio Pochettino has tested positive for coronavirus and will miss Saturday night’s game against Angers, the club revealed on Friday night. Pochettino's assistants Jesus Perez and Miguel D'Agostino will take charge of the squad for the Ligue 1 clash."Pochettino will now be in isolation and follow the appropriate medical advice," the club said in a statement.More than 69,000 people have died in France with the disease since January 2020. On Thursday, the French prime minister, Jean Castex, announced a 6pm to 6am curfew on cities throughout the country as part of the effort to stem the rate of infections. Pochettino, the former Espanyol, Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur coach, has been in France since the turn of the year.He was appointed on 2 January to replace Thomas Tuchel who led PSG to all three domestic titles in 2020 as well as the Champions League final.Pochettino, 48, collected the first tophy of his 12-year managerial career on Wednesday when PSG beat Marseille 2-1 to lift the Trophée des Champions - the French Super Cup - for a record-extending 10th time.PSG, who have won seven Ligue 1 titles in the last eight seasons, will go top if they get a result at Angers.However, Lyon will replace them if they beat Metz on Sunday night.
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B.C. health officials announced 509 new cases of COVID-19 and nine more deaths on Friday. In a written statement, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix put the number of hospitalized patients at 349 people, 68 of whom are in intensive care. A total of 1,047 people in B.C. have lost their lives due to COVID-19 since the pandemic began. There are currently 4,604 active cases of coronavirus in the province, with public health monitoring 7,132 people across the province who are in self-isolation due to COVID-19 exposure. More than 53,115 people who tested positive have recovered. B.C. recorded one new outbreak in health-care facilities, at Hilltop House in Squamish. Interior Health said on Friday it identified 13 additional cases of COVID-19 linked to the Big White Mountain community cluster. The total number of cases identified to date is 175. Of those, 110 reside on Big White Mountain. There are currently 32 active cases at the resort and 143 individuals who have recovered. Vaccine delay A total of 75,914 people have been vaccinated in B.C. so far. On Friday, the federal government announced that global pharmaceutical giant Pfizer will temporarily reduce shipments of its vaccine to Canada in order to expand manufacturing capacity at a facility in Belgium. That means fewer shipments of the vaccine from Pfizer to countries like Canada at least until March. In a statement on Friday, Henry and Dix said they were were disappointed to hear about the short-term delay in the delivery of the Pfizer vaccines. They said the province is working with the federal government to determine how the delay may impact the rollout in B.C. Officials said they would provide more information in the coming days. On Thursday, federal officials said that by April they expect one million doses to arrive in Canada each week. Henry and Dix are urging British Columbians to keep following public health measures, as B.C. begins to flatten its curve. "We must never forget how far we have come by working together," they said. "Over the past months, we have all made sacrifices for the health of our families and communities, and now more than ever we need to hold the line and stop transmission of COVID-19 as our vaccination program ramps up." COVID-19 variants Hnery reported Thursday the first confirmed case in B.C. of a more infectious coronavirus variant discovered in South Africa. She said health officials are investigating how the person in B.C. contracted the variant, as they have not travelled or been linked to any travellers. Henry also reported four cases in B.C. of the variant linked to the U.K. All four cases have been traced and officials don't believe they are circulating in the community. Both variants spread more easily and rapidly and have led to surging cases in a number of countries.
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BOSTON — A person with knowledge of the terms says the Red Sox have agreed to a $4,575,000, one-year deal with third baseman Rafael Devers that avoided salary arbitration.. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because details have not been announced by the team. The 24-year-old Devers had a breakout season in 2019, when he batted .311 with 32 homers and 115 RBIs, leading the majors with 54 doubles and 359 total bases and finishing 12th in the AL MVP voting. But last year was a setback: He hit .263 while committing 14 errors at third base —the most in the majors. The next closest was 11. Devers earned $256,481 prorated of a $692,500 salary last season. With Devers’ deal the Red have come to terms will all their arbitration-eligible players this off-season. In December Boston agreed to one-year contracts with left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez ($8.3 million) right-handers Matt Barnes ($4.5 million), Ryan Brasier ($1.25 million) and Austin Brice ($870,000) and catcher Kevin Plawecki ($1.6 million). ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Kyle Hightower, The Associated Press
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As the COVID-19 outbreak at its Regina Parkside home appears to be stabilizing, private nursing home company Extendicare says the outbreak at another of its Saskatchewan facilities has claimed the life of a resident. Provincial health officials declared a COVID-19 outbreak at the Preston Extendicare home in Saskatoon on Dec. 10. It followed on the heels of an outbreak at Extendicare's Moose Jaw home, which was declared on Nov. 12 but is no longer listed on the province's inventory of active outbreaks, and the Parkside outbreak, which was declared on Nov. 20, has been linked to more than 40 resident deaths and has led the province to seek an ombudsman investigation. Extendicare's homes are the only long-term care centres in the province operated by a private company under contract to the SHA. As of Friday, 22 residents and three staff members at Preston Extendicare in Saskatoon were infected. One Preston resident who was infected with COVID-19 has died, Extendicare said in an emailed statement. "Extendicare Preston is strictly adhering to all provincial and local public health directives. We are continuing to test rigorously so that we can combat the virus effectively and clear it from our home as soon as possible," a spokesperson said. "Regular testing of all staff remains in place, with another round of testing completed [Thursday]. All negative residents will be re-tested again, with the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) on site to administer the tests." Extendicare is also doing increasing cleaning and disinfection, monitoring all residents three times a day for symptoms and doing active screening of staff before each shift, the spokesperson said. Only 20 of the home's 82 long-term care beds were in private rooms, according to a 2019 inspection report. As of Friday, 52 of 53 eligible Preston residents have been vaccinated against COVID-19, along with 23 workers. More people will be vaccinated in the days ahead, the spokesperson said. "We are encouraged at the progress being made in vaccinating our residents and team members," the spokesperson said. Vaccinations at Parkside began on Friday, according to an update Extendicare sent to family members. No active cases among residents or workers were reported. Neither Parkside nor Preston had any residents in hospital.
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CLEVELAND — Myles Garrett has only respect for Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, a generational talent on another level from other players in the NFL. Reverence aside, Garrett hopes to make Mahomes remember meeting him in the playoffs. Forever. “I want him to be able to go home when he has his kid or kids and tell them that he went against Myles Garrett,” the Browns' star defensive end said Friday after he and his teammates had their last full practice before facing top-seeded Kansas City in Sunday's divisional playoff game. ”It is not just me versus him — it is the Browns versus the Chiefs," Garrett said. "But individually, I like to leave an impression on everybody I go against.” Garrett's ready to take on the Super Bowl champions, and he believes the Browns (12-5) are as well. Cleveland's not being given much of a chance at Arrowhead Stadium, but that was the case a week ago when the Browns went into Heinz Field as underdogs and stunned the Steelers despite missing their coach and two top players because of COVID-19. The Browns are healthier, and Garrett insists hungrier. Satisfaction hasn't been attained. “You have to prove what you are worth day in and day out,” Garett said. "Every time those lights are on and we are on the field, we have to show that we are a great team. Here is another opportunity to show that.” It's a monumental task for the Browns, who will be facing an offence with no weaknesses and a quarterback capable of turning the mundane into magical. There is no one like Mahomes, who has 38 TD passes this season and can lean on playoff experience Garrett and the Browns lack. “He is kind of regarded as the face of the league right now,” Garrett said. Since coming back after missing two games with COVID-19, Garrett has played well but isn't delivering the same game-swinging plays he did earlier this season, when strip-sacks, fumble recoveries were common place for the All-Pro. Garrett's been close. He wants to be closer this week against Mahomes. “I'm due,” Garrett said. Is now the time? "Absolutely. This should be the game to do it,” said Garrett. “One of the best teams in the league, if not the best team in the league, but they have to go in there and they have to prove it, and we have to prove that we can battle with anybody.” Garrett has done plenty of studying on Mahomes, and knows the Browns can't take a play off. None. The key to stopping the Chiefs is forcing mistakes, and Mahomes rarely makes any. “The guy is great with his feet and he is great throwing off of the run,” Garrett said. “He can make plays in any part of the field so we have to be prepared for that. Do not jump for those ball fakes. If you take your shot at him, make it clean and try to take the ball away from him. “The best place to be on the field with Patrick is with the ball in our hands instead of him because he is great with it.” The Browns have gone further than anyone outside the team expected. Garrett wants to keep going. “We are here. We might as well be great,” he said. “Nobody is excited about just getting a ticket to the dance. Like I said, you want to dance with the pretty girl. You want to shoot your shot, and the worst she can say is no. “As long as you go out there and you take your best shot, you will be proud of the result, but we are not satisfied until we see how far we can get.” ___ More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL Tom Withers, The Associated Press
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the "world's largest" vaccination campaign on Saturday as the populous nation tries to bring the COVID-19 pandemic under control starting with two locally-manufactured shots. Modi will address healthcare workers through video conferencing but will not immediately take the vaccine himself as India is initially prioritising nurses, doctors and others on the front line. "This will be the world’s largest vaccination programme covering the entire length and breadth of the country," Modi's office said in a statement this week.