In most normal seasons, the Raptors would be out of play-off contention but the NBA’s play-in tournament gives Toronto and its Eastern Conference rivals something to fight for down the stretch.
In most normal seasons, the Raptors would be out of play-off contention but the NBA’s play-in tournament gives Toronto and its Eastern Conference rivals something to fight for down the stretch.
National Geographic sets Thanksgiving weekend as the airdate for its limited series, THE HOT ZONE: ANTHRAX, starring Daniel Dae Kim and Tony Goldwyn. The three-night event will premiere Sunday, November 28. The first season of THE HOT ZONE focused on the Ebola outbreak and became the network’s most-watched scripted series ever.
New Delhi [India], May 18 (ANI): Delhi Police has arrested three persons for allegedly preparing fake COVID-19 RT-PCR test reports.
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DETROIT (AP) — Kia is recalling more than 440,000 cars and SUVs in the U.S. for a second time to fix a problem that can cause engine fires. And the automaker is telling owners to park them outdoors and away from structures because fires could happen when the engines aren't running. The recall covers certain Optima sedans from 2013 through 2015 and Sorento SUVs from 2014 and 2015. The same vehicles were recalled last year because brake fluid can leak into a control computer, causing an electrical short. That can increase the risk of fire even when the vehicles are parked. This time dealers will install a new fuse, inspect the computers, and replace them if needed. Owners will get recall notification letters starting July 2. Documents posted Tuesday by U.S. safety regulators say the new fuse has a lower amperage rating, mitigating the potential for fire. Kia says in the documents that it has customer complaints of six fires in Optimas and two in Sorentos involving “isolated melting.” One dealer reported melting in an Optima that had the previous recall fix. There were no reports of injuries or crashes, it said. The Associated Press
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., May 18, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Adial Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADIL; ADILW) (“Adial”), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of treatments for addictions, today announced that William Stilley, Chief Executive Officer, and Dr. Bankole Johnson, Chief Medical Officer, have been featured on multiple news broadcasts nationwide regarding the ‘Second Pandemic of Addiction’ arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. Recent interviews: On May 17, 2021, Mr. Stilley appeared on KCTV, NBC, a Meredith Corporation company, where he discussed topics related to the Second Pandemic of Addiction. The dramatic increase in alcohol abuse that has occurred during the COVID-19 pandemic has created the Second Pandemic of Addiction, which is expected to result in greater fatalities and last years longer than the COVID-19 pandemic itself.There is a significant unmet need for new treatments, medicines and resources to meet this new crisis.One such option for combatting this emerging crisis is Adial’s Phase 3 drug candidate, AD04, which is a genetically targeted medicine to treat Alcohol Use disorder. On May 17, 2021, Dr. Bankole Johnson appeared on CBSN, cbsnews.com, and Yahoo! News, where he discussed how alcohol’s effects are disproportionately affecting women during the Second Pandemic. The NASW Foundation reported that women are seeing a 41% increase in abusive drinking over the last year.A nationwide survey from the American Psychological Association shows nearly 1 in 4 women have increased abusive drinking during the pandemic. That rate nearly doubled for women with children between 5 and 7.The NASW also reported that up to 150,000 more people could die due to increased drinking during the pandemic. On May 14, 2021, Mr. Stilley appeared on WJLA ABC 7, Washington DC, where he discussed how alcohol abuse was a growing problem before COVID-19 but accelerated during the lockdowns so that it is now worse and becoming the Second Pandemic. Online sales of alcohol skyrocketed 234% in April 2020 compared to the year before according to Nielsen IQ research.Adial’s landmark ONWARD™ Phase 3 pivotal clinical trial includes 290 participants in 7 countries.In Adial’s Phase 2 clinical trial of AD04, patients drank almost 50% less often and almost 60% less when they drank. Links to the above segments are also available on the media section of Adial Pharmaceuticals’ web site. Dr. Johnson is also a regular contributor to BNC.com. For more information, please go to www.adialpharma.com or follow the Company on Twitter @AdialPharm, or the CEO @BillStilley. About Adial Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Adial Pharmaceuticals is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of treatments for addictions. The Company’s lead investigational new drug product, AD04, is a genetically targeted, serotonin-3 receptor antagonist, therapeutic agent for the treatment of Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) and is currently being investigated in the Company’s landmark ONWARD™ pivotal Phase 3 clinical trial for the potential treatment of AUD in subjects with certain target genotypes, which are to be identified using the Company’s proprietary companion diagnostic genetic test. A Phase 2b clinical trial of AD04 for the treatment of AUD showed promising results in reducing frequency of drinking, quantity of drinking and heavy drinking (all with statistical significance), and no safety concerns (there were no statistically significant serious adverse events reported). AD04 is also believed to have the potential to treat other addictive disorders such as Opioid Use Disorder, gambling, and obesity, and the Company develops adenosine analogs for the treatment of pain and other disorders. Additional information is available at www.adialpharma.com. About the Landmark ONWARD™ Pivotal Phase 3 Clinical Trial The ONWARD trial is a 24-week, multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel group, Phase 3 clinical study to evaluate the efficacy, safety and tolerability of AD04 in patients with Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) and selected polymorphisms in the serotonin transporter and receptor genes. Patients are genetically screened prior to enrollment in the ONWARD trial so that only genetically positive patients are enrolled. The primary endpoint for analysis of efficacy is the change from baseline in the monthly number of heavy drinking days during the last 8 weeks of the 24-week treatment period. ONWARD is currently being conducted in 25 clinical sites in seven countries in Scandinavia and Central and Eastern Europe (Sweden, Finland, Poland, Latvia, Estonia, Bulgaria and Croatia). The principal investigator is Professor Hannu E.R. Alho, Emeritus Professor of Addiction Medicine at the University of Helsinki. Forward-looking Statements This communication contains certain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the U.S. federal securities laws. Such statements are based upon various facts and derived utilizing numerous important assumptions and are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Statements preceded by, followed by or that otherwise include the words "believes," "expects," "anticipates," "intends," "projects," "estimates," "plans" and similar expressions or future or conditional verbs such as "will," "should," "would," "may" and "could" are generally forward-looking in nature and not historical facts, although not all forward-looking statements include the foregoing. The forward-looking statements include statements regarding the Second Pandemic of Addiction that occurred during the COVID-19 pandemic resulting in greater fatalities and lasting years longer than the COVID-19 pandemic itself and the potential of AD04 to treat other addictive disorders such as opioid use disorder, gambling, and obesity. Any forward-looking statements included herein reflect our current views, and they involve certain risks and uncertainties, including, among others, the duration and scope of the Second Pandemic of Addiction, our ability to enroll patients within the timelines anticipated and complete clinical trials on time and achieve desired results and benefits as expected, our ability to obtain regulatory approvals for commercialization of product candidates or to comply with ongoing regulatory requirements, regulatory limitations relating to our ability to promote or commercialize our product candidates for specific indications, acceptance of its product candidates in the marketplace and the successful development, marketing or sale of products, our ability to maintain our license agreements, the continued maintenance and growth of our patent estate, our ability to establish and maintain collaborations, our ability to obtain or maintain the capital or grants necessary to fund its research and development activities, and our ability to retain our key employees or maintain our Nasdaq listing. 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Luise Kaish & Morton Kaish Luise Kaish sculpting Morton Kaish bust at Syracuse University, 1949 SYRACUSE, N.Y., May 18, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Syracuse University Art Museum today announced a major gift from artists and Syracuse University alumni Luise ’46, G’51 and Morton ’49 Kaish. The gift establishes the Luise and Morton Kaish Gallery Endowed Fund and creates the Kaish Fellows program. The new Fellows program will provide funding to enable undergraduate students from every discipline to undertake original research on the permanent art collection and to work with Museum staff on exhibitions, scholarly publications, and public programming. The philanthropic gift to support undergraduate research at Syracuse University is unique as few programs such as this are available for undergraduate level students at peer academic museums. The Fellows programs also continues the dedication of the University resources and staff to support research and creative work by current and future students. The first Kaish Fellow will be appointed by the Museum in Fall 2021. The gift also includes the naming of a Museum gallery as well as a selection of artworks by Luise and Morton Kaish, which will enter the permanent collection. Both artists are currently represented in the collection. “We are so grateful to Morton and Melissa for their deeply meaningful and impactful gift,” said Vanja Malloy, Museum director and chief curator. “The endowment will enable students to experience firsthand the power of art to act as a catalyst that transcends – and sometimes subverts – boundaries. Luise explored that power throughout her career as an artist and educator. As an institution fostering exchange and knowledge-building, the gift will provide opportunities for students to experiment, innovate, and produce new scholarship. Supporting the University’s Forever Orange Campaign, the gift will also broaden the Museum's academic program. The Kaishs' generosity and legacy will fuel a new, expanded vision for the Museum, our campus communities, and beyond.” Luise (19252013) and Morton Kaish (b. 1927) are nationally recognized artists whose artwork is held by some of the world’s most prestigious museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Jewish Museum, and the British Museum. “Luise was lauded in her day by Harold Rosenberg, John Canaday, and other influential critics, and she exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, Sculpture Center, Whitney Museum of American Art, and other leading institutions, including a retrospective at the Jewish Museum in 1973,” said Maura Reilly, curator of Luise’s forthcoming retrospective. “Morton has been equally prolific and successful, with a celebrated career as a widely exhibited and respected painter,” Reilly continued, noting also that the Louise and Bernard Palitz Gallery at Syracuse University’s Lubin House, located in New York City, will present an important exhibition of his prints spanning seven decades in Fall 2021. The University’s longstanding commitment to interdisciplinary research and campus-wide curriculum integration resonated with their time as students. Their wide-ranging academic experiences benefited from a variety of viewpoints and pursuits. This pedagogical grounding influenced the Kaishs' artistic practices and creative output both as students in the School of Art and throughout their lives. Their daughter, Melissa Kaish Dorfman, recalls being surrounded by scholars, composers, writers, and architects who were part of her parent’s social and intellectual circles while she was growing up. “The arts must not be siloed,” she said. “Multidisciplinary experiences enrich the artist’s world view. My parents helped me listen to the world with my eyes. They encouraged me to learn not just by looking, but to see new levels of understanding—how art draws upon science, philosophy, politics, religion, music, nature. Replicating that type of fertile, dynamic environment for liberal art students is a goal that my father and I envision will be supported through this gift." About the Syracuse University Art Museum The Syracuse University Art Museum is the campus art museum of Syracuse University. It strives to be a place of rigorous interdisciplinary research, creative thinking, and mindfulness, as well as an inclusive space that serves as a forum for a broad range of discussions that bring people together, uniting the wider community with students, faculty, and staff. A partner of Syracuse University’s Coalition of Museum and Art Centers, the Museum presents up to 20 exhibitions annually, scores of public programs, and an active schedule of class visits. It also manages the Palitz Gallery at the Syracuse University Lubin House in New York City where up to six exhibitions a year are presented. The Museum’s permanent collection of 45,000 artworks from 3500 BCE to present day includes important holdings from many areas of the world. Over the past 35 years, the Museum has shared much of its art collection with peer institutions across the country through its traveling exhibition program. MEDIA CONTACTS: Syracuse University Art Museum - Emily Dittman, Associate Director, SU Art Museum, firstname.lastname@example.org | museum.syr.edu Kaish Family Art Project - Libby Mark or Heather Meltzer, Bow Bridge Communications, email@example.com | 347-460-5566 | kaishfamilyartproject.com A photo accompanying this announcement is available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/35c71aab-9914-44c2-af48-7946fc20ad4e
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Predictions that the Taliban will quickly overrun Afghan government forces and conquer Kabul once U.S. and coalition forces have fully withdrawn are unduly pessimistic, Washington's special envoy to Afghanistan said Tuesday. “I personally believe that the statements that their forces will disintegrate and the Talibs will take over in short order are mistaken,” Zalmay Khalilzad told the House Foreign Affairs Committee, whose members expressed deep worry that President Joe Biden's decision to fully withdraw by September will lead to chaos and intensified civil war. Rep. Michael McCaul, a Texas Republican and withdrawal critic, asserted that there is “zero chance” the Taliban will abide by the commitments their leaders made in a February 2020 agreement with the Trump administration, which included engaging in sustained peace negotiations and severing all forms of cooperation with and support for al-Qaida. “It seems all but certain the Taliban will try to overrun the country and return it to a pre-9/11 state after we have withdrawn,” McCaul said. “They've already ramped up their attacks, taking new territory and bases since the (Biden) announcement was made. Without a military presence in country, the U.S. is giving them room to deepen their relationship with terrorist groups like al-Qaida, who may seek to launch external attacks on us and our allies from the country once again." Khalilzad argued that the Taliban have reason not to push for a military victory and instead pursue a negotiated political settlement that could give them international legitimacy and removal from certain American and United Nations sanctions. He recently met with Taliban representatives in Doha, Qatar, as part of a round of consultations with interested parties. “They say they seek normalcy in terms of relations — acceptability, removal from sanctions, not to remain a pariah,” Khalilzad said. The Taliban seized power in Kabul in 1996 and defied President George W. Bush's demand that they hand over Osama bin Laden, the al-Qaida leader, after the terrorist attacks on the United States on Sept. 11, 2001. In October 2001, U.S. forces invaded and toppled the Taliban at the outset of what would become the longest war in U.S. history. Khalilzad, a former U.S. ambassador to Kabul, said the U.S. military withdrawal is proceeding “so far so good,” and added, “We expect that to continue.” He said diplomatic efforts are under way to seek agreements with neighboring countries to position U.S. counterterrorism forces within strike distance of Afghanistan to able to respond to future threats. U.S. Central Command said Tuesday the military withdrawal is as much as one-fifth complete and that five military facilities have been turned over to the Afghan ministry of defense. The U.S. has set no hard date for completing the pullout; it is due to be finished no later than Sept. 11, but officials have suggested it could be done weeks before that. In a related matter, officials representing defense contractors said billions of dollars in contracts meant to support Afghanistan through U.S. government agencies are at risk during the military drawdown, and that the risk is worsened by a lack of coordination in Kabul and Washington. They recommended creating “collaborative forums” in Kabul and Washington to ensure better planning for the drawdown and to support post-withdrawal U.S. efforts in Afghanistan. “Contractors need up-to-date information from USG (U.S. government) officials on the constantly changing drawdown impact on USG missions in Afghanistan and on the security environment for contractor operations,” they wrote. “Better communications and prudent planning that includes contractors can help protect our people while executing the drawdown and achieving defense, development, and diplomatic goals.” The letter was signed by heads of the National Defense Industrial Association, the International Stability Operations Association, and the Professional Services Council. There are thousands of U.S. contractors in Afghanistan, most or all of whom are expected to depart in the military withdrawal. Robert Burns, The Associated Press
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Figure 1: Plan view showing targeted zones of historic high-grade mineralization. Figure 1: Plan view showing targeted zones of historic high-grade mineralization. Figure 2: Planned drillholes targeting high-grade mineralization below the West and East pits and northern extension of the West Pit. Figure 2: Planned drillholes targeting high-grade mineralization below the West and East pits and northern extension of the West Pit. Figure 3: Cross-section 380980E showing planned drill holes targeting the zone with high grade intersections. Figure 3: Cross-section 380980E showing planned drill holes targeting the zone with high grade intersections. VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 18, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Scorpio Gold Corporation (“Scorpio Gold” or the “Company”) (TSXV: SGN) is pleased to announce its planned surface drilling program for the newly acquired Kinross Manhattan Property in Manhattan, Nevada. The initial phase of drilling will target high-grade mineralized zones intersected in historic drilling below the mined-out Manhattan East and West pits as well as investigate the continuity of mineralization extending northward from the West Pit toward the Goldwedge underground workings. The upcoming program and follow-up exploration drilling will focus on delineating a mineral resource base for potential underground mining. The initial program includes 4,800 meters of RC drilling with drillholes sited at the periphery of the pits and northward of the West Pit. The program is expected to provide considerable information on the structural and lithological controls to mineralization, providing greater confidence in targeting future drilling to build the resource base. Historical exploration and production drilling at the Manhattan Mine below the mined-out pits indicates a shallow, southwesterly dipping trend to mineralization. Significant intercepts from historic holes in the vicinity of the upcoming drilling are presented in Table 1. Table 1: Manhattan Mine Historical Drilling - Significant Results HoleIDFrom(ft)To(ft)Width(ft)Grade(oz/t)From(m)To(m)Width(m)Grade(g/t)T1984-024255295400.10077.789.912.23.4T1983-004100140400.08330.542.712.22.8T1984-021859050.4125.927.41.514.1T1983-011195210150.15659.464.04.65.4T1984-02790105150.11427.432.04.63.9 140170302.07242.722.214.171.124incl15015555.78845.747.21.5198.5T1983-00795165700.17729.050.321.36.1T1985-033175255800.16253.377.724.45.6T1984-007180260800.30854.979.224.410.6T1984-055120200800.93936.661.024.432.2incl165170511.8550.351.81.5406.5T1975-54251151100.1941.5126.96.36.199T1987-103525200.7457188.8.131.52.6 All holes presented in Table 1 were by RC drilling undertaken by Tenneco Minerals Company between 1975 and 1987. Samples were analysed by fire assay. Figure 1: Plan view showing targeted zones of historic high-grade mineralization is available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/4821be5a-52b9-4bf1-ba63-4bbd47a71099. Figure 2: Planned drillholes targeting high-grade mineralization below the West and East pits and northern extension of the West Pit is available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/0cd0a757-fd32-43e0-b0ee-5f4d5fbdeddd. Figure 3: Cross-section 380980E showing planned drill holes targeting the zone with high grade intersections is available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/9dfa9bb6-04d6-4234-8b39-fecfe63559c4. Boart Longyear has been contracted to undertake the RC drilling program with commencement scheduled for June 1, 2021. About Scorpio GoldScorpio Gold now holds a 100% interest in the consolidated Manhattan District in Nevada comprising the advanced exploration-stage Goldwedge property in Manhattan, Nevada with a fully permitted underground mine and a 400 ton per day mill facility and a 100% interest of the Manhattan Property situated adjacent and proximal to the Goldwedge property. Scorpio Gold is party to an earn-in option agreement with Titan Mining Corporation whereby Titan can earn an 80% joint venture interest on the Company’s 100% owned Mineral Ridge gold project located in Esmeralda County, Nevada. To maintain the option Titan must spend a total of US$35 million over a staged period of five years. If Titan spends the initial US$7 million of expenditures by January 1, 2022, it will also have the right to acquire a 100% interest by paying Scorpio Gold US$35 million on or before December 31, 2022. The technical information contained within this release has been reviewed and approved by independent geological consultant, Mohan R Vulimiri, M.Sc., P.Geo., a Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101. ON BEHALF OF THE BOARDSCORPIO GOLD CORPORATIONBrian Lock, CEO & DirectorFor further information contact: Brian Lock, CEOTel: (604) 889-2543Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Diane Zerga, General ManagerTel: (775) 401-1637Email: email@example.com Anthony Simone, Investor RelationsTel: (416) 881-5154Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.scorpiogold.com 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. The Company relies on litigation protection for forward-looking statements. This news release contains forward-looking statements that are based on the Company’s current expectations and estimates. Forward-looking statements are frequently characterized by words such as “plan”, “expect”, “project”, “intend”, “believe”, “anticipate”, “estimate”, “suggest”, “indicate” and other similar words or statements that certain events or conditions “may” or “will” occur, and include, without limitation, statements regarding the Company’s plans with respect to the exploration of its Goldwedge project. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from estimated or anticipated events or results implied or expressed in such forward-looking statements, including risks involved in mineral exploration programs and those risk factors outlined in the Company’s Management Discussion and Analysis as filed on SEDAR. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which it is made and, except as may be required by applicable securities laws, the Company disclaims any intent or obligation to update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or results or otherwise. Forward-looking statements are not a guarantee of future performance and accordingly undue reliance should not be put on such statements due to the inherent uncertainty thereof.
Growing up in Postville on the north coast of Labrador, Raeann Brown couldn’t wait to leave the Inuit community. It seemed so small and unexciting, she said, and she wanted to see the world. Now, as an adult living in Wabush in western Labrador, she realizes she didn’t know what she had as a child. “It’s like that old saying, ‘youth is wasted on the young,'” she said with a laugh. “I was so lucky to live there and grow up the way I did, surrounded by my culture. I try to show that through my work.” That work is her art, which ranges from etched glass and painting to writing. A children’s book she authored, “Bedtime in Nunatsiavut,” was chosen for the 2021 CBC Short Story Prize longlist. That was her second book, the first being "Inuky Art, The Colors of our Culture’, a Labrador Inuit-inspired adult colouring book. Brown said art has been a part of her life for a long time, starting with poetry she enjoyed writing as a child, and she tries to reflect her culture and traditions in her work. “It’s very important to me that I show that,” she said. “I’m proud of where I’m from and being Indigenous, I want my work to help showcase that.” She began doing glass etching about 10 years ago and began selling her creations online through her home-based business, Inuky Glass Art. However, it got to be too much to do from home, and the business expanded into a retail location in Labrador City last year. “It’s always risky when you make a big move like that, especially in a pandemic,” she said. “It just felt like time. It was a big risk, but I’m glad I did it.” 1. What is your full name? Raeann Brown and my maiden name is Manak. 2. Where and when were you born? Montreal, in 1986. 3. Where do you live today? Wabush 4. What’s your favourite place in the world? Even though it was the place I wanted to get away from the most when I was younger, I would say Postville, Nunatsiavut. It’s my hometown (and) it will always be my favourite place in the whole world. 5. Who do you follow on social media? Once I’m done work, I try to stay away from social media. No one in particular, but I do like to listen to motivational podcasts. 6. What would people be surprised to learn about you? I honestly can’t think of anything. Maybe that I was a really shy kid. 7. What’s been your favourite year and why? Even though it was the year the world stopped I would have to say last year. Not because everything was shut down, I know a lot (of people) went through hardship, but because I had to really take a moment, take a break. I was so used to being go, go, go all the time and that forced me to be still and learn that I don’t always have to be going all the time for things to be OK. I learned how to be content with myself and not be so busy. 8. What is the hardest thing you’ve ever done? When I decided I was going to go all in and start my business. When I decided to expand from a home-based (business) to my store, I think that might be one of the hardest things I’ve ever done because it’s so scary. 9. Can you describe one experience that changed your life? When I lost my father. I was young, I was 10 and, even though I had lost a grandfather previously, it made me look at life. I was a child when it happened and looking back, it’s my first experience of feeling like I was growing up. It put life into perspective, knowing that nothing is forever. It changed me. 10. What’s your greatest indulgence? Doing absolutely nothing. When you own your own business, especially when you’re starting it, you don’t have any days off. So for me, my greatest indulgence is not having to do anything that needs to be done and just writing or painting or just lying in bed doing nothing. 11. What is your favourite movie or book? My favourite movie is probably “Matilda.” For about a year after my dad passed, my little sister used to want to watch it after school; she was just in kindergarten and it was her favourite movie. Now, when we get together (we don’t live in the same community anymore), we make a point of sitting down and watching “Matilda” together, just to bring us back. As for a book, any of Robert Munsch’s children’s books. 15. How would you describe your personal fashion statement? I don’t really have one, (so maybe) comfortable and casual. If I’m doing a Zoom meeting or something, I’ll wear something that’s traditional, a pair of earrings or a necklace that one of my sisters made or clothing made by an Indigenous artist. But otherwise, I’ll never stand out. I wish I was trendy, but I’m not. 16. What is your most treasured possession? Old photographs of my dad and grandparents. Besides that, I don’t have any possessions that I really treasure. Just to be able to look back and remember what they look like. As time goes on, I find myself forgetting what they look like, what they sound like and it’s to be able to see the faces. 17. What physical or personality trait are you most grateful to a parent for? Growing up, being told you look like your mom or your dad is such an insult, but now (it’s just the opposite) … Sometimes, I’ll catch a glimpse of myself and see my mom, just looking like the strong Indigenous woman who raised me. 18. What three people would join you for your dream dinner party? The first would have to be Elvis. I’ve always loved his music (although) he wasn’t a good actor by any means …he never should have been in a movie. The second would have to be my grandfather. He had so much adversity in his life, he lost his legs in his 50s and living on the north coast back in the 1980s, there wasn’t much wheelchair accessibility. He fought for equality for amputees, there weren’t that many on the north coast. The third would be a woman from Postville I called Aunt Kitty. She passed away not long after I had my first daughter and I’d love to sit down and speak to her and tell her where my life has gone. 19. What is your best quality, and what is your worst quality? I think my worst quality is I’m a procrastinator. My best quality is that I always try to make the best of every situation. 20. What’s your biggest regret? Not appreciating where I came from when I was younger. Where I got to grow up was amazing, the things I got to do when I was younger some people never get to do in their entire lives. I wish I knew then what I know now. Evan Careen, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Telegram
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HERZLIYA, Israel (AP) _ Cyren Ltd. (CYRN) on Monday reported a loss of $4.2 million in its first quarter. The Herzliya, Israel-based company said it had a loss of 6 cents per share. Losses, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, were 5 cents per share. The internet security services provider posted revenue of $8.8 million in the period. The company's shares closed at 58 cents. A year ago, they were trading at $1.05. _____ This story was generated by Automated Insights (http://automatedinsights.com/ap) using data from Zacks Investment Research. Access a Zacks stock report on CYRN at https://www.zacks.com/ap/CYRN The Associated Press
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Tree-cutting on a key stretch of a power line in western Maine is going to stop almost as soon as it started to protect the newly born young of a federally protected bat. The New England Clean Energy Connect has a narrow window of only two weeks to begin work after a federal appeals court gave the green light to proceed last week. Tree removal will have to stop in June and July when the pups of northern long-eared bats are born and cannot yet fly. A permit issued by the Army Corps of Engineers in November prohibited tree-cutting during June and July, and tree crews who're already on the job had planned to stop during the two-month period to protect the bats, whose populations have been decimated by so-called white nose syndrome. “NECEC Transmission LLC has been aware of this prohibition since the beginning of the federal consultation and permitting process and will comply with it,” NECEC said in a statement. The northern long-eared bats are tiny — the size of a small mouse — and they live in trees instead of caves. The bats are listed as threatened by the federal government and endangered by the state government because of white-nose syndrome, which has killed 90% to 95% of all bats in Maine, said Nate Webb, wildlife director at the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. The $1 billion New England Clean Energy Connect aims to serve as a conduit for up to 1,200 megawatts of electricity from Canadian hydropower projects to reach the New England power grid. Much of the project would follow existing utility corridors but a new section to be cut through 53 miles (85 kilometers) of woods is the subject of a lawsuit and a potential referendum in November. The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last week rejected a request by environmental groups for a delay in construction, allowing workers to proceed on the new section of woodlands in western Maine. The three environmental groups had sued the U.S. Army Corps for a more in-depth environmental review. But the court's decision gives the company only two weeks to work before the pause for the bats begins. While tree-cutting will be suspended in June and July, other construction including the setting of poles can proceed, officials said. The permit from the U.S. Army Corps says tree-cutting should happen between Oct. 16 and April 19 “to the maximum extent practicable,” but it doesn’t forbid logging at other times of the year. “Maine workers are being organized and reporting to their assignments to begin the next phase of building the most important clean energy project in Maine’s history,” said Thorn Dickinson, president and CEO of NECEC. The project will be fully funded by Massachusetts ratepayers to meet that state’s clean energy goals, if the lawsuit and the potential referendum do not delay or derail it. Supporters say the power line will have the effect of reducing energy prices across the region, in addition to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Critics, meanwhile, say the environmental benefits are overstated and that it will destroy woodlands and harm wildlife. The project previously received approval from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection, Maine Land Use Planning Commission and Maine Public Utilities Commission. A second referendum targeting the project is pending action in the Legislature. The first referendum was tossed by the Maine Supreme Court on constitutional grounds. David Sharp, The Associated Press