There are a number of open jobs across the league, but it's going to be tough for a coach to find a better situation than the one in Jacksonville.
There are a number of open jobs across the league, but it's going to be tough for a coach to find a better situation than the one in Jacksonville.
UNLV starting point guard Marvin Coleman will miss the rest of the season due to a stress fracture in his right leg. “This is a tough situation for Marvin and is disappointing for our program,” Runnin' Rebels coach T.J. Otzelberger said in a statement on Saturday. Coleman missed two games after a positive COVID-19 test before returning in a win against Saint Katherine on Tuesday.
Lockdown restrictions currently in place across the UK already restrict international travel.
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The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): 5 p.m. Federal Procurement Minister Anita Anand is urging drugmaker Pfizer-BioNTech to get COVID-19 vaccine deliveries to Canada back on track. She says in a series of tweets that she understands Canadians' concerns about the company's decision to delay international deliveries. She says she's been in touch with Pfizer-BioNTech, and that they've told her they're trying to get things back on schedule. Anand notes that the government does not expect vaccine distribution to be affected in the coming week. --- 2:10 p.m. New Brunswick is reporting 27 new cases of COVID-19 today and now has 267 active cases. Public health says there are seven new cases in both the Moncton and Edmundston regions, four in both the Saint John and Fredericton areas, three in the Campbellton region and two in the Bathurst area. All of the patients are self-isolating and the origin of their infections are under investigation, while there are three patients currently in hospital. New Brunswick has had a total of 911 confirmed cases with 631 recoveries and 12 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. --- 1:45 p.m. Manitoba is reporting two new COVID-19 deaths. They were included in today's provincial pandemic update, which says there were 180 new COVID-19 cases in Manitoba as of this morning. The update says Manitoba's five-day test positivity rate is 10.2 per cent, although Winnipeg's is lower at seven per cent. The total number of people who have died in Manitoba from COVID-19 is 761. --- 11:30 a.m. Nova Scotia is reporting four new cases of COVID-19 today, including two cases involving university students. Health officials say the one case in the eastern zone is related to travel outside of Atlantic Canada -- a student at Cape Breton University in Sydney who lives off campus and is self-isolating. The three other cases are in the Halifax area, with one a contact of a previously reported case and the other two related to travel outside of Atlantic Canada, including a student at Dalhousie University who lives off campus. The province now has 30 active cases of the virus, with no one currently in hospital. --- 11:15 a.m. Quebec is reporting 2,225 new COVID-19 cases and 67 further deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus. The number of hospitalizations dropped for a second day, this time by 22 for a total of 1,474 patients, and four fewer patients in intensive care for a total of 227. The province added 2,430 more recoveries, for a total of 210,364. The province has now reported 240,970 confirmed infections and 9,005 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. --- 10:45 a.m. Ontario is reporting 3,056 new cases of COVID-19 today along with 51 new deaths related to the virus. Health Minister Christine Elliot says 903 of the latest diagnoses are in Toronto, with 639 in neighbouring Peel region and 283 in York Region. The province says 1,632 COVID-19 patients are currently in hospital, with 397 in intensive care. Elliott says the province had administered 189,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine as of 8 p.m. on Friday. --- 10:30 a.m. Ontario says a shipping delay from Pfizer BioNTech means residents who receive an initial dose of the company's COVID-19 vaccine will have to wait longer than expected to receive their second one. The government says long-term care residents and staff who have been inoculated already will wait up to an extra week before a second dose is administered. Anyone else receiving the Pfizer vaccine were initially supposed to get a econd dose after 21 days, but will now see that timetable extended to a maximum of 42 days. The government says it's on track to ensure all long-term care residents, essential caregivers and staff, the first priority group for the vaccine, receive their first dose by mid-February. --- This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 16, 2021. The Canadian Press
Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], January 17 (ANI): The anti-cow slaughter law will come into effect in Karnataka from January 18, the state government said in a notification on Saturday.
CNN says a viral screenshot claiming to be a correction about Ted Cruz, a QAnon pin and a Doritos chip is fabricated.
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LOS ANGELES — Hours after an angry mob of Trump supporters took control of the U.S. Capitol in a violent insurrection, Selena Gomez laid much of the blame at the feet of Big Tech. “Today is the result of allowing people with hate in their hearts to use platforms that should be used to bring people together and allow people to build community,” tweeted the singer/actor. “Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google, Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg, Jack Dorsey, Sundar Pichai, Susan Wojcicki — you have all failed the American people today, and I hope you’re going to fix things moving forward.” It’s just the latest effort by the 28-year-old Gomez to draw attention to the danger of internet companies critics say have profited from misinformation and hate on their platforms. Gomez has been calling out Big Tech for months — publicly on the very platforms she’s fighting and privately in conversations with Silicon Valley’s big hitters. In an exclusive interview with The Associated Press on Jan. 6, just hours before the Capitol riot, Gomez said she’s been frustrated by what she views as the companies’ lacklustre response. She said they have to “stop doing the bare minimum.” “It isn’t about me versus you, one political party versus another. This is about truth versus lies and Facebook, Instagram and big tech companies have to stop allowing lies to just flow and pretend to be the truth,” Gomez said in a phone interview from New York. “Facebook continues to allow dangerous lies about vaccines and COVID and the U.S. election, and neo-Nazi groups are selling racist products via Instagram. “Enough is enough,” she said. Facebook and Twitter representatives declined to comment. Google didn't respond to an AP request for comment. Gomez is among a growing number of celebrities using their platforms to call out social media, including Sacha Baron Cohen, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Kerry Washington, and Kim Kardashian West. Gomez became passionate about the issue in 2017 when a 12-year-old commented on one of her Instagram posts: “Go kill yourself.” “That was my tipping point,” she said. “I couldn’t handle what I was seeing.” Social media experts have argued that companies like Facebook and Twitter played a direct role in the Capitol insurrection both by allowing plans for the uprising to be made on their platforms and through algorithms that allow dangerous conspiracy theories to take flight. That’s even though executives, such as Facebook’s Sandberg, have insisted that planning for the riots largely took place on other, smaller platforms. “The operational planning was happening in spaces that Selena, for example, was identifying to Sheryl Sandberg in advance saying, ‘You know, we need to do something about white supremacist extremism online and their ability to just form a group on Facebook and happily talk away to each other, plan what they’re going to do next,’” said Imran Ahmed, CEO of the Center for Countering Digital Hate, which has helped educate Gomez about online misinformation. In emails shared exclusively with the AP, Gomez told Sandberg in September that “a search for a militia group ‘Three Percenters’ results in dozens of pages, groups and videos focused on people hoping and preparing for civil war, and there are dozens of groups titled ‘white lives matter’ that are full of hate and lies that might lead to people being hurt or, even worse, killed.” That’s even though Facebook banned U.S.-based militia groups from its service in August. In the same email, Gomez also points to several ads with lies about election fraud being allowed to remain on Facebook and Instagram and questions why that was being allowed. “I can’t believe you can’t check ads before you take money, and if you can’t you shouldn’t be profiting from it,” she wrote. “You’re not just doing nothing. You’re cashing in from evil.” In an email response to Gomez, Sandberg defends Facebook’s efforts to remove harmful content, saying the platform has removed millions of posts for hate speech, and bans ads that are divisive, inflammatory, or discourage people from voting. She didn’t directly address the advertising examples Gomez pointed to. “It’s beating around the bush and saying what people want to hear,” Gomez said about her interactions with Sandberg and Google, among others. "I think at this point we’ve all learned that words don’t match up unless the action is going to happen.” Following the violence at the U.S. Capitol, tech companies made some of their biggest changes to date. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other platforms banned President Donald Trump, drawing criticism from some including the American Civil Liberties Union that it was censorship, and praise from others who say the president abused his platform by encouraging violence. In a thread defending Twitter’s Trump ban, CEO Jack Dorsey said “offline harm as a result of online speech is demonstrably real, and what drives our policy and enforcement above all.” In addition to banning Trump, Facebook has been removing video and photos from Capitol rioters. The company also added text on posts questioning the election, confirming that Joe Biden has been lawfully elected, and saying it was taking enforcement action against militarized social movements like QAnon. While the changes are positive, they’re “just a drop in the bucket,” said Jeff Orlowski, director of Netflix’s “The Social Dilemma,” a popular 2020 film that showed how Silicon Valley’s pursuit of profit could pose an existential threat to U.S. democracy. Voices like Gomez’s can be a huge help to get the message across, considering her hundreds of millions of followers, Orlowski said. “Think of the advertising revenue from every Selena Gomez post. Think of the advertising revenue from every Donald Trump post, the advertising revenue from every post from The Rock or whoever,” he said. “Those people are literally generating millions of dollars for these companies ... The top 20 people on Instagram have probably the most influence over Mark and Sheryl compared to anybody else until finally Congress as a whole gets enough momentum and energy to put some legislation together.” Orlowski and Ahmed both said they’re looking to Biden’s administration for reforms, including a measure that would hold social media companies accountable for the posts they allow, an effort that has gained momentum and drawn bipartisan support. “The question no longer is ‘Is there going to be change,’” Ahmed said. “The question is, ‘What kind of change are we going to get?’” Meanwhile, Gomez vows to keep fighting as long as she has a pedestal. “While I have this, I’m going to do good things with it,” she said. “I think that’s my purpose.” ___ Associated Press writer Barbara Ortutay contributed to this report from Oakland, California. Amanda Lee Myers, The Associated Press
Michael Barbaro is perceived to have pressured some reporters and radio stations over reporting on the substantial issues with another NYT podcast, produced by his fiance.
A Mississippi owner of pharmacies and pharmacy distributors has been sentenced to 18 years in prison and ordered to repay the government nearly $287.7 million for his part in what prosecutors described as a $510 million health care fraud involving high-priced pain cream. Wade Ashley Walters, 54, of Hattiesburg, also was ordered at Friday's sentencing to forfeit nearly $56.6 million that he gained personally from the scheme, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office. Walters had been charged in a 37-count indictment.
Wesley Allen Beeler was arrested Friday after he tried to pass a security checkpoint with hundreds of rounds of ammunition and multiple guns.
Aaron Thompson scored 17 points and found Bryce Nze for the go-ahead layup with 68 seconds left in overtime Saturday to complete a remarkable second-half comeback with a 70-66 upset of No. 8 Creighton. The Bulldogs overcame a 71-58 deficit over the final 7 1/2 minutes of regulation and also scored the final seven points in overtime after trailing 66-62. Denzel Mahoney scored 23 of his season-high 29 points in the second half to lead Creighton (10-3, 6-2), which had a six-game winning streak snapped.
Because as the saying [should go], as Harry Styles does, the world follows.
Canada's procurement minister is urging drugmaker Pfizer-BioNTech to get the country's COVID-19 vaccine delivery schedule back on track as soon as possible, as the two provinces hardest hit by the pandemic warned slower shipments will mean changes to their respective game plans. Anita Anand said she understands and shares Canadians' concerns about the drug company's decision to delay international vaccine shipments for four weeks to upgrade production facilities in Europe. "We are once again in touch with representatives from Pfizer to reiterate firmly the importance for Canada to return to our regular delivery schedule as soon as possible," she said on Twitter Saturday. "Pfizer assured us that it is deploying all efforts to do just that." She noted that shipments for the upcoming week will be largely unaffected, and said the government will provide updates as they become available. Ontario's chief medical officer of health, Dr. David Williams, said the delay will likely have an effect on the province, though the full impact of the move is not yet known. "We understand that this change in supply could see deliveries reduced by at least half for Canada in the coming weeks," Williams said in a statement Saturday. "We will assess and take appropriate action to ensure we can continue providing our most vulnerable with vaccines." In Ontario, long-term care residents, caregivers and staff who already received their first dose of Pfizer's vaccine will receive their second dose between 21 and 27 days later, no more than a week longer than originally planned. But that time frame will be longer for anyone else receiving the Pfizer vaccine, with second doses being delivered anywhere from 21 to 42 days after the initial shot. Quebec Health Minister Christian Dube said Friday the reduced shipments mean that 86,775 of the 176,475 doses of the vaccine expected by Feb. 8 won't be delivered as planned. Officials are establishing a new distribution plan, but the Quebec Health Department said the strategy to immunize as many people as possible within priority groups will be maintained, with a delay of up to 90 days for the second dose. Officials in Saskatchewan said COVID-19 vaccinations will continue as doses are received, with Premier Scott Moe telling reporters Friday that the province's strategy for the two-dose regime depends on steady shipments. That province says 2,857 vaccine doses were administered Friday — a record to date — with a shipment of 4,900 doses of Moderna vaccine also arriving and set to be distributed. Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s chief public health officer, said in a statement that given the current trajectory of the epidemic, cases will continue to rise unless there's significant progress in interrupting spread. The latest forecasts suggest the country could be dealing with 10,000 new daily cases by the end of January. Meanwhile, hospitalizations and deaths, which tend be one to several weeks behind a spike in the disease, are still on the rise. For the seven-day period ending Jan. 14, Canada averaged 4,705 hospitalizations across the country with 875 patients requiring intensive care treatment. During the same period, an average of 137 deaths were reported daily. On Saturday, Ontario topped 3,000 cases and added another 51 deaths linked to the virus. In Quebec, 2,225 new infections were reported along with 67 deaths attributed to the virus, pushing the province over the 9,000 death mark since the beginning of the pandemic. In the east, New Brunswick continues to report the highest daily COVID-19 cases, with 27 new cases reported Saturday. The province's 267 active cases is the highest in the Atlantic Canada, where cases have remained relatively low. Saskatchewan reported 270 new COVID-19 cases and two further deaths on Saturday. This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 16, 2021. The Canadian Press
National Mall and Washington Monument both closed to public on Inauguration Day following safety concerns
It's the first day on the campaign trail in Newfoundland and Labrador and the NL Alliance is busy putting together a strategy to potentially land its first seat inside the House of Assembly. The party — founded in 2018 — has four candidates running as of Saturday with election day about a month away and is focused on saving provincial money. NL Alliance Leader Graydon Pelley told CBC News the province's growing debt is a big problem the "mainstream" political parties appear to be avoiding. "There's so many things we can do as government, there's so many things leaders can do to help Newfoundlanders and Labradorians in the future," he said. "We certainly have a spending problem. We have to get our spending under control. We're borrowing to pay our bills." While his party is relatively new, Pelley isn't a stranger to politics. In 2015, as part of the Progressive Conservatives, he ran against former Liberal premier Dwight Ball in the district of Humber-Gros Morne. Pelley also led district associations and was elected president of the provincial Tories in 2016, helping rewrite the party's constitution. But in 2018, he walked away to form his own party, citing at the time he felt people were "fed up" with the way party politics operated the province. In the party's first general election the following year, the party ran nine candidates, garnering less than 2.5 per cent of the overall vote. Learning from the pandemic As the global coronavirus pandemic wears on, Pelley said things have changed that could make for some money saving options. While many peope made the switch to working from home, he said some have told him they would not want to go back to an office setting if given the option. Pelley said business as usual has changed and become more efficient, and as a result, some government buildings, travelling, food allowances and lodging fees aren't necessary anymore. "This would save money on operations, on maintenance. We can erase funds by selling or leasing properties that we own," he said. "These are ways whereby we can save dollars and we can certainly help Newfoundland and Labrador reduce their debt." When asked if having people work from home would then cost the employee money for tools such as computers and an internet bill, Pelley said if government were to invest in that, it would still create a savings. Watching investments Pelley said making large investments in large corporations looks fine on paper, but making small investments in startups, entrepreneurs, and small businesses within the province ensures local employment and a bolstering of regional economies. He said one of the biggest barriers small businesses are facing is the "red tape" and "bureaucracy" owners have to go through in order to be successful. "Over the last little while, we have heard the reports about hundreds of millions of dollars being invested in the oil industry. We're not against the oil industry, we believe that the oil industry has a role to play, but we look at all these investments that were made over the last little while and what did we get in return? We've got a lawsuit or two," he said. "If it's a resource in Newfoundland and Labrador, we must, and we have to be the first to benefit and benefit the most.… The tax breaks that we give, it's much better that we invest in small businesses rather than these large companies." Pelley said NL Alliance is now working to recruit more candidates ahead of the Feb. 13 election day. Read more articles from CBC Newfoundland and Labrador
WASHINGTON — The Latest on the fallout and increased security efforts after the attack of the U.S. Capitol by pro-Trump loyalists (all times local): 4:25 p.m. Police have arrested a man with a handgun and 500 rounds of ammunition at a checkpoint in Washington set up ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. Wesley Allen Beeler was stopped at the checkpoint near the U.S. Capitol on Friday. Court documents say Beeler approached the checkpoint but did not have a valid credential for that area. An officer noticed he had “firearms-related stickers” on his vehicle and asked him if he had any weapons inside. The papers say Beeler told the officers he had a handgun under the armrest and police detained him at the scene. They searched his car and found a high-capacity magazine in the 9mm handgun, along with more than 500 rounds of ammunition in the vehicle. Authorities said he didn’t have a license to carry the gun in Washington. Beeler was charged with carrying a pistol without a license. His attorney did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The Associated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Kayleigh Truong scored 17 points and No. 20 Gonzaga rolled to its 11th straight win 76-52 over San Francisco on Saturday.
An artist from the Stz'uminus First Nation is behind the design for this season's Vancouver Canucks goal mask, rectifying an earlier controversy around the mask's design. Vancouver Canucks goalie Braden Holtby revealed a new custom goalie mask in December featuring Coast Salish-inspired artwork. However, the mask was designed by a non-Indigenous artist from Sweden, David Gunnarsson, who did not have consent to use the Indigenous design — a replica of the Thunderbird on the Stanley Park totem pole originally designed by Kwakwaka'wakw artist Tony Hunt Sr. The design immediately raised concerns about cultural appropriation, and Holtby apologized for any offence caused. Luke Marston, a Coast Salish artist and member of the Stz'uminus First Nation, watched the controversy unfold online. "I was excited to see First Nations art on there — I think most people were — but just the way they executed it wasn't so cool," Marston said. "It was more than just appropriation. It was copyright, too." Marston, however, believed that their intentions were in the right place and was willing to help. He texted Francesco Aquilini, the owner of the Vancouver Canucks, whose number he had because Aquilini had purchased art from Marston before. "I got a hold of [goaltender] Braden [Holtby]. We talked for a while ... He felt really bad about the whole thing. He wanted to see if he could fix it in any which way. And then he was telling me that David Gunnarsson — he's the main guy who pretty much does all the goalie masks of all the NHL — felt really bad, too." A collaboration was formed. Marston told Holtby some Coast Salish stories. The one Holtby liked best, Marston said, was the legend of wolves transforming into orcas to hunt on land and sea. "He really liked that, and it fit for the Canucks being on the hunt this year," he said. The new mask design features an orca on one cheek and a wolf on the other, mid-transformation. Gunnarsson painted the logo and Holtby's number on the top and chin. Marston, who typically works with wood or bronze, found adapting to the medium of a plastic mask fairly easy. "[The goalie mask] is shaped well to our art form. First Nations art can be adapted to really anything, but with the mask culture that we do and the masks that we carve, it really leant itself really easily to the art form," he said. The mask has since gone back and forth between Marston and Gunnarsson in Sweden. It is currently with hockey equipment giant Bauer, where specialists are adding padding and straps. Marston expects the mask will debut at Saturday's Canucks game. He says the opportunity to rectify the situation was positive. "It's just respecting one another, respecting one another's culture and other people's intentions," he said. Listen to the interview with Luke Marston on CBC's All Points West:
Scotland needs unity, not division, and that is why I want to lead Scottish LabourAfter the pandemic is over, I strongly believe we cannot go back to the insecure and impoverished society we had before * Anas Sarwar is Labour MSP for Glasgow