The Toronto Raptors point guard played a game Thursday morning in the G League bubble and arrived shortly before tip-off against the Milwaukee Bucks.
The Toronto Raptors point guard played a game Thursday morning in the G League bubble and arrived shortly before tip-off against the Milwaukee Bucks.
OTTAWA — The fact Admiral Art McDonald stepped aside as Canada's defence chief while misconduct allegations are investigated demonstrates how seriously such cases are taken, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says. But Trudeau said Friday that more must be done to ensure workplaces are free of harassment and intimidation. "This is something that is extremely important. And it's something we've taken strides on, both in our government and in the military. But there's always more to do," Trudeau said during a news briefing. "Because there is an ongoing review into this situation, and we're ensuring that all the steps are properly taken, I won't be commenting specifically on this process at this time." Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan said late Wednesday that McDonald had "voluntarily stepped aside'' as chief of the defence staff while military police investigate unspecified allegations. He is on paid leave. McDonald took over as chief last month from Gen. Jonathan Vance, who is being investigated over allegations of inappropriate behaviour that became public following his retirement. Vance has denied any wrongdoing and McDonald has not commented. Canadian Army commander Lt.-Gen. Wayne Eyre has been appointed acting chief of the defence staff. Trudeau said he wants anyone who has experienced sexual assault or other such abuse to know that "we will be there, to listen, to hear them, to work with them and to move forward through processes that will get to the right answers." Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole said Friday that a Tory government would launch a service-wide independent investigation of sexual misconduct in the military. General officer promotions would be suspended during the probe, along with salary increases, O'Toole said. He also pledged that future complaints would be made to an independent body outside of the chain of command. Sexual harassment in the Canadian Armed Forces is an "ongoing and serious problem that must be addressed," O'Toole added. “This unsafe culture must change." This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 26, 2021. —With a file from Christopher Reynolds Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press
The Producers Guild of America on Friday revealed its nominees for the PGA Awards’ Sports, Children’s and Short Form categories. The winners will be revealed as part of a new virtual event, “A Day with the PGA Awards Nominees,” which is set for March 20. Making the cut on this year’s list revealed today are […]
The Toronto Raptors say six members of their coaching staff, including head coach Nick Nurse, will miss Friday’s game against Houston in accordance with the league’s health and safety protocols regarding the coronavirus. The Raptors said they will continue to work remotely, and did not immediately specify who would be handling in-game coaching duties. The Raptors had a full staff when playing Wednesday in Miami.
* EM FX set for worst day since March 2020 * Brazil's real to lose 3.8% this week * Latam assets lag EM peers (Adds details, updates prices) By Susan Mathew and Ambar Warrick Feb 26 (Reuters) - Chile's peso led losses across Latin American currencies on Friday, pressured by weak manufacturing data and copper prices, while Brazil's real lagged its peers this week on concerns over stretched fiscal spending and populist policies. "While the rate of new infections remains high, the second Covid wave is already past its peak, and Chile’s exemplary vaccination campaign has already reached 16% of the population.. we expect the ongoing recovery in real activity to accelerate in the coming months," Goldman Sachs analysts wrote in a note. Brazil's real dropped more than 1% and was set to shed about 4% this week.
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BERKELEY, Calif. and VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Feb. 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BriaCell Therapeutics Corp. (TSX-V:BCT) (NASDAQ: BCTX, BCTXW) (“BriaCell” or the “Company”), a clinical-stage biotechnology company specializing in targeted immunotherapies for advanced breast cancer, today closed its previously announced underwritten public offering in the United States. The Company offered 4,852,353 common units at a public offering price of US$4.25 per unit, consisting of one share of common stock and one warrant to purchase one share of common stock (“Warrant”), and 1,030,000 pre-funded units at a public offering price of US$4.24 per unit, consisting of one pre-funded common stock purchase warrant (“Pre-Funded Warrant”) and one Warrant. The Pre-Funded Warrants are exercisable at any time after the date of issuance at an exercise price of US$0.01 per common share. The Warrants have a per share exercise price of US$5.3125, can be exercised immediately, and expire five years from the date of issuance. The aggregate gross proceeds to the Company from the offering were approximately US$25 million, before deducting underwriting discounts, commissions and other offering expenses. The Company has granted the underwriter a 45-day option to purchase up to 882,352 additional shares of common stock and/or Pre-Funded Warrants and/or 882,352 additional warrants to cover over-allotments, if any. In connection with the closing of this offering, the underwriter has exercised its over-allotment option to purchase an additional 882,352 warrants. The underwriter has retained the right to exercise the balance of its over-allotment option within the 45-day period. The common shares and warrants began trading on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbols BCTX and BCTXW respectively, on February 24, 2021. The Company intends to use the net proceeds to fund clinical trials, research and development, and for general working capital and general corporate purposes. ThinkEquity, a division of Fordham Financial Management, Inc., acted as sole book-running manager for the offering. A registration statement on Form F-1 (File No. 333-234292) relating to the shares was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and became effective on February 23, 2021. This offering was made only by means of a prospectus. Copies of the final prospectus may be obtained from ThinkEquity, a division of Fordham Financial Management, Inc., 17 State Street, 22nd Floor, New York, New York 10004, by telephone at (877) 436-3673, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Investors may also obtain these documents at no cost by visiting the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction. About BriaCell Therapeutics Corp. BriaCell is an immuno-oncology focused biotechnology company developing targeted and effective approaches for the management of cancer. For additional information on BriaCell, please visit: https://briacell.com/. Forward Looking Statements This press release contains “forward-looking statements” that are subject to substantial risks and uncertainties. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, contained in this press release are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements contained in this press release may be identified by the use of words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “contemplate,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “seek,” “may,” “might,” “plan,” “potential,” “predict,” “project,” “target,” “aim,” “should,” "will” “would,” or the negative of these words or other similar expressions, although not all forward-looking statements contain these words. Forward-looking statements are based on BriaCell’s current expectations and are subject to inherent uncertainties, risks and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Further, certain forward-looking statements are based on assumptions as to future events that may not prove to be accurate. These and other risks and uncertainties are described more fully in the section titled “Risk Factors” in the prospectus related to the public offering filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Forward-looking statements contained in this announcement are made as of this date, and BriaCell Therapeutics Corp. undertakes no duty to update such information except as required under applicable law. Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. Contact Information BriaCell Therapeutics Corp.:William V. Williams, MDPresident & CEOPhone: 1-888-485-6340 BriaCell Therapeutics Corp.:Farrah DeanManager, Corporate DevelopmentEmail: farrah@BriaCell.comPhone: 1-888-485-6340
VICTORIA, British Columbia, Feb. 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Budtenders at Clarity Cannabis ratified their first collective agreement on February 25. The contract ushers in major wage and workplace improvements and will set new standards in the private cannabis retail industry. Clarity Cannabis budtenders became the first private dispensary workers in Canada to unionize when they joined UFCW 1518 in the fall of 2019. These workers came together to confront low wages, poor treatment, and a lack of benefits, training, and educational opportunities in the cannabis industry, forming the BCBUD division of UFCW 1518. An overwhelming 85% of unionized members at the Gorge Road and Johnston Street locations voted in favour of the improvements. These cannabis workers negotiated their contract through the COVID-19 crisis and were the first private dispensary to earn Pandemic Pay for their essential work. They continually demonstrated unity and solidarity throughout the organizing and bargaining process to arrive at their new contract. “I joined the union to help grow protections and benefits for workers looking to build a future doing what they love,” said budtender Emma Riderelli. With this newly ratified contract, workers at Clarity Cannabis have a bright future to look forward to in an industry they care about. The Clarity Cannabis collective agreement features significant improvements and will secure more power for the workers. Some highlights of the contract include: Wage Increases: All employees will receive a wage increase between $1.25 (7.8%) and $2.50 (16.6%) per hour.Scheduled Raises: New budtenders will start at $17.00 per hour and receive regular $0.25 pay increases up to $19.25. New supervisors will start at $17.50 with a top rate of $19.75. *As of ratification, no employee at unionized Clarity Cannabis locations will be making less than $17.25 per hour. Lump Sums: A one-time, retroactive lump sum bonus that is estimated to be between $700-$2700. Cannabis Sommelier Training: All employees who pass their probationary period and who work an average of 16 hours per week will be entitled to enroll in cannabis sommelier training to be paid for by the employer (up to $300). Workers will receive their regular hourly pay for all hours in the training program. Tasting and Store Discount: Budtenders will be eligible to buy up to 30 grams of non-medical cannabis per day at Liquor Distribution Branch prices (approximately 30% less than retail) for all new product strains that are on weekly special. Benefits: All benefits suspended during COVID-19 will be restored for unionized Clarity Cannabis employees.Paid Sick Days: For the first time, up to five paid sick days per year with no requirement to provide a doctor’s note. Certification and Licensing: Guaranteed, employer-paid reimbursement for all licensing and certification required for the selling of non-medical cannabis including Selling it Right and Worker Security Verification.Increased Vacation: A one-week increase in paid vacation for any employee with over four years of experience. Budtenders and cannabis-industry workers interested in winning improvements at their workplace can join the BCBUD division of UFCW 1518 and learn more at ufcw1518.com/cannabis. UFCW Local 1518 represents more than 25,000 members working in the community health, hospitality, retail, grocery, industrial, and professional sectors across British Columbia. CONTACT INFORMATION Eva Prkachin Press SecretaryUFCW 1518 604.526.1518 email@example.com
26, 2021 /CNW/ - The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (the Agency) has decided an impact assessment is required for the proposed Suncor Base Mine Extension Project. The project is located approximately three kilometres north of Fort McMurray, Alberta, within the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.
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AM Best has assigned the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating (Long-Term ICR) of "bb+" to Austral Participações S.A. (Austral). The outlook assigned to this Credit Rating is positive. Concurrently, AM Best has affirmed the FSR of B++ (Good) and the Long-Term ICR of "bbb+" of Austral Resseguradora S.A. (Austral Re) and Austral Seguradora S.A. The outlook of these Credit Ratings (ratings) is positive. All companies are domiciled in Brazil, and collectively are referred to as Austral Participacoes S.A. (Austral).
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An Australian animal shelter in early February sheared off a 78-pound (35.4 kg) fleece from a rescue sheep that had been roaming in the wild for several years, rescuers said.The overburdened sheep, named Baarack, had been found “wandering in the rugged Victorian bushland” by a property maintenance man who took it to Edgar’s Mission in Lancefield, Victoria, in early February, the shelter said.In the video filmed by staff at Edgar’s Mission on February 5, Baarack struggles to balance himself under the weight of his matted and dirty fleece.“This is a good place to be, ole’ mate,” a man is heard telling the sheep.Edgar’s Mission told Storyful that Baarack was “doing so well” and accustoming to life at the shelter.“We truly believe that he understands what we have done for him has eased his life and turned it for the better,” they said. “For the time being he is setting in with equally lucky other rescued sheep.” Credit: @edgarsmission via Storyful
Martin Midstream Partners L.P. (NASDAQ: MMLP) (the "Partnership") announced today that the Partnership’s 2020 tax package, which includes Schedule K-1, will be available to download after 5:00 p.m. central time today from the Investor Relations section of the Partnership’s website and may also be accessed by visiting https://www.taxpackagesupport.com/martinmidstream. In an effort to be environmentally friendly, the Partnership encourages its unitholders to sign up for electronic delivery of their MMLP tax package.
With News of the World, composer James Newton Howard returned to the Western genre for the first time in many years. In concert with director Paul Greengrass, he’d craft a more somber, inward-looking score than is often heard in the genre—“broken” music for a broken nation. The Universal Pictures title centers on Captain Kidd (Tom […]
Makeup has taken a backseat during the pandemic for many of us, but there’s one product that never fails to make even the most exhausted reflection staring back at you from the Zoom call look instantly pulled together and more awake in seconds: mascara. From the Maybelline Lash Sensational Sky High Mascara that sparked a TikTok craze to Victoria Beckham Future Lash Mascara, new formulas are launching left, right, and center. Most recently, however, it’s Benefit’s new They’re Real! Magnet Mascara that deserves the limelight. It’s fair to say that Benefit has the mascara category nailed. When its first They’re Real! product launched a few years ago, it assumed cult-favorite status fast — but its latest launch in particular is causing quite the stir. I know what you’re thinking: Magnet? While brands have jumped on the bandwagon lately, launching everything from magnetic false eyelashes to magnetic face masks, magnetic mascara is still pretty new. According to Benefit, it’s all down to the clever brush, which has a “magnetically charged core.” The brush then attracts the formula, which is enriched with magnetic minerals, and pulls the product up and out through the lashes without any effort at all. The result is apparently long, defined, and voluminous lashes in a couple of quick swipes. As a mascara fanatic whose makeup bag boasts everything from luxury to drugstore products, I was sold and had to give it a go. At first glance, the magnetic version doesn’t look any different from Benefit’s first They’re Real! mascara. The plastic brush is similar to, if not a tad thicker than, the original, and the teeth are very short so that you can wedge the brush into the root of your lashes and easily grab even the tiniest of hairs. As I combed the brush through, I actually let out a gasp. It lengthened and thickened my lashes faster than any other mascara I’ve tried, without the dreaded clumps. My lashes are straight and I usually use a lash curler to enhance them, but I didn’t need one here as the product lifted my lashes instantly. In fact, they stayed curled until the end of the day. My lashes were so jet-black and voluminous, they looked like my trusty Ardell falsies. @jacquelinekilikita I tried benefit’s They’re Real! Magnet mascara #benefit #benefittheyrereal #magnetmascara #magneticmascara ♬ Stranger – CHUNNYT One of my biggest gripes is formulas that take ages to dry or transfer onto my eyelid when wet, but this mascara didn’t do either of those things. It also made my lashes feel flexible and elastic, rather than brittle or hard. I applied the mascara to my bottom lashes to really open up my eyes, and throughout the day I found that it did smudge a little. That said, the product doesn’t claim to be waterproof, and it removes very easily with micellar water. At $27, it’s pricy as far as mascara goes — but, as I discovered, one swipe really is enough to make a noticeable, impressive difference to lashes, so it’ll last you a long time. Overall, Benefit’s They’re Real! Magnet Extreme Lengthening Mascara is a must-buy if you’re a lash obsessive. At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission. Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?
In a concerted bid to train the next generation of film and media industry professionals, a new training center, the International Screen Institute, has launched in Europe. The new non-profit org, founded by Vienna-based Terra Mater Factual Studios, producer of “The Ivory Game” (pictured), and Satel Film, bows March 2 at the European Film Market. […]
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(Greg Ross/CBC - image credit) A 64-year-old woman and her 27-year-old son have been arrested for allegedly working together to sell crack cocaine and fentanyl north of Toronto, with investigators seizing thousands of dollars in cash and drugs. York Regional Police say their investigation began when they set out to look into suspected drug dealers operating in Vaughan at the end of 2020. Over the course of the investigation, police realized two dealers were in fact a mother and son pair, the force said in a news release Friday. They were arrested on Feb. 24. Acting on search warrants in Vaughan and Schomberg, police say they located approximately $15,000 in cash, more than $20,000 in fentanyl and crack cocaine as well as a money counter. The two now face a string of charges including two counts each of possession for the purpose of trafficking. The son has also been charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of proceeds of crime over $5,000. The mother also faces a charge of possession of proceeds of crime trafficking fentanyl.
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More than 300 schoolgirls have been kidnapped by unidentified gunmen who are believed to be holding some of them in a forest in wartorn northwest Nigeria. It was the second kidnapping in little over a week in a region increasingly targeted by militants and criminal gangs who usually ask for a ransom. Police in Zamfara state said they had begun search-and-rescue operations with the army to find the “armed bandits” who took the 317 girls from the Government Girls Science Secondary School in the town of Jangebe.