Norman Powell remains valuable on the floor but Toronto have a lot of depth at shooting guard and not enough at center so the five-season Raptor could be on the trade block at some point this season.
Norman Powell remains valuable on the floor but Toronto have a lot of depth at shooting guard and not enough at center so the five-season Raptor could be on the trade block at some point this season.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has condemned Republican leadership in the House of Representatives for assigning Marjorie Taylor Greene to an education committee despite her comments and social media posts appearing to believe school shootings were staged or “false flag” events. “Assigning her to the education committee when she has mocked the killing of little children,” she said.
The decision to rename more than 40 schools, including ones named after Abraham Lincoln, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, has garnered mixed reactions.
Voters will need to see tangible progress on the "four crises" Biden is tackling, without the government causing any fresh harm.
‘I would hope that he issues a full and complete retraction and apology for what he said — it’s unacceptable’
Canada has a new opponent at next month's SheBelieves Cup in Orlando with Argentina replacing Japan at the four-team women's soccer tournament. U.S. Soccer said 10th-ranked Japan withdrew "citing the current status of the COVID-19 pandemic in their country." Argentina will slot into Japan’s schedule and the order of games and kickoff times will not change. The top-ranked U.S. and Brazil, tied for eighth with Canada in the FIFA world rankings, are the other teams participating in the sixth edition of the tournament. Argentina, tied for 31st in the world rankings, made its third World Cup appearance in 2019 in France. The South Americans tied Japan 0-0 and Scotland 3-3 and lost 1-0 to England. The comeback against Scotland earned kudos, with the South Americans rallying from 3-0 down in the last 16 minutes. The Canadian women are 4-0-0 against Argentina, although the two teams have not met since 2011 when Canada won 1-0 at the Pan-American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico. It's Canada's first trip to the SheBelieves Cup, which runs Feb. 18 to 24, The four teams will play out of a bubble in Orlando. U.S. Soccer says teams and staff will be tested for COVID-19 before traveling, upon arrival and every two days thereafter. The teams will not begin full training until the results of all arrival tests are confirmed. A limited number of fans will be allowed into Exploria Stadium. The top-ranked Americans have won the tournament three times (2016, 2018 and 2020). Unlike the other three participants, Argentina did not qualify for the Tokyo Olympics. SheBelieves Cup Schedule (All times ET) All games at Exploria Stadium Feb. 18: Brazil vs. Argentina, 4 p.m.; U.S, vs. Canada, 7 p.m. Feb. 21: U.S. vs. Brazil, 3 p.m.; Argentina vs. Canada, 6 p.m. Feb. 24: Canada vs. Brazil, 4 p.m.; U.S. vs. Argentina, 7 p.m. This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 28, 2021 Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press
Perspectum announced today that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Hepatica, a precision oncology decision support tool for liver cancer.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — American whiskey absorbed some setbacks but showed resilience in the face of pandemic-related clampdowns on bars and restaurants as liquor sales benefited from enduring demand for a good stiff drink. Despite plunging sales from bars and restaurants, the American whiskey sector still rang up increased revenues in 2020. Liquor store and online sales surged. And some restaurants offered new twists for thirsty customers, serving cocktails-to-go in response to pandemic restrictions. As a result, combined U.S. sales for bourbon, Tennessee whiskey and rye whiskey rose 8.2%, or $327 million, to $4.3 billion in 2020, the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States said Thursday. Domestic volumes rose 7% to 28.4 million cases, with strong demand spanning various price ranges. The pandemic performance reflected the industry's durability, the distilled spirits trade group said. "We often romanticize the past, but when it comes to American whiskey the golden age is today,” said David Ozgo, the council’s chief economist. Industrywide, overall sales and volumes grew for U.S. spirits suppliers, and the spirits industry increased its share of the total beverage alcohol market, the council said. But restrictions aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19 took a toll. The spirits industry's on-premise sales from U.S. restaurants and bars collapsed by 44% last year, the council said. An 18% surge in off-premise sales at liquor stores and other retail outlets helped offset those losses, as consumers increasingly mixed their own drinks while cooped up at home. At Barret Liquors in Louisville, Kentucky, sales surged 30% to 40% last spring as the pandemic took hold, store owner Manoj Uppal said this week. Each spring day resembled a weekend, and the rush at times left him without some brands, he said. But customers unable to find their favourite spirits didn't leave empty handed. "They ended up buying something else," he said. Demand eventually slowed somewhat, and the year ended with sales up about 15% over 2019, Uppal said. Sales so far this year are up about 5% from a year ago, he said. Ozgo said national trends also showed an initial spike in liquor store sales as consumers stocked up early in the pandemic, but the the growth rate decelerated as the months passed. Meanwhile, as the pandemic raged, online happy hours spread as ways to maintain the social connections of drinking. Some mixologists took to social media to share recipes and tricks of their trade for home bartenders. “American whiskey has always been a key staple of any bar and with an increase in home mixology ... the growth in this category remained strong," Ozgo said. Spirits industry revenues were bolstered by increased demand for super-premium products that fetch the highest prices. Super-premium volumes rose 17.4% in the bourbon, Tennessee whiskey and rye segment last year, the trade group said. Many states relaxed rules temporarily to allow cocktails-to-go and expanded delivery options for restaurants struggling to stay afloat amid COVID-19 clampdowns. In at least 18 state legislatures, bills have been filed to make cocktails to-go a permanent fixture, the council said. Also, some states are considering allowing direct spirits shipments to consumers. “Permanently enacting marketplace modernizations introduced in response to COVID-19, from online delivery to cocktails-to-go, will aid in the recovery of restaurants, bars and craft distilleries,” said the council's president and CEO, Chris Swonger. Meanwhile, American whiskey producers continue to suffer from trade disputes that sprang up during Donald Trump's presidency, the trade group said. The value of American whiskey exports to the European Union has dropped by 38% since the EU imposed a retaliatory tariff in 2018, the council said. American whiskey exports to the United Kingdom, a key overseas market, have plunged by 53% during that time, it said. The EU targeted American whiskey and other U.S. products in response to Trump’s decision to slap tariffs on European steel and aluminum. The council has long called for an end to the dispute and will look to President Joe Biden to revisit the issue. “We are hopeful the Biden administration will clearly recognize the widespread damage being caused by the escalation of these trade disputes," said the council's public policy chief, Christine LoCascio. ___ Follow AP’s coverage of the pandemic at https://apnews.com/hub/coronavirus-pandemic and https://apnews.com/UnderstandingtheOutbreak. Bruce Schreiner, The Associated Press
The Ontario government announced 280,000 more students in the Eastern Ontario Health Unit, Middlesex-London, Southwestern Public Health and Ottawa will be going back to in-person learning on Feb. 1.
REGINA — Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe plans to present the province's next budget on April 6. The premier's office says he has written to the Speaker of the assembly asking for an eight-week spring sitting of the legislature to also start that day. Moe says in a statement that his Saskatchewan Party government will table the 2021-22 budget with a focus on seeing the province through the COVID-19 pandemic and into an economic recovery. During last fall's election campaign, Moe said he wouldn't' increase taxes or cut government spending in response to the pandemic and he promised to eliminate the deficit by 2024. The Ministry of Finance projects the deficit to be about $2 billion. The budget usually comes down in March but a spokeswoman says the government can schedule a later sitting after an election. Moe's office says officials needed more time to prepare the budget because the spending plan wasn't fully released until last June as a result of economic uncertainly caused by the pandemic. It says another factor is the impact of COVID-19. "Even with this delay, we will still almost certainly be the first government to present two full budgets during the pandemic," said press secretary Julie Leggott. This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 28, 2021 The Canadian Press
Prices are likely to be significantly higher than in 2019, the last ‘normal’ year
While there's uncertainty over who will replace Phil Neville in the Team GB women's football coaching chair at this summer's Olympics, his former right-hand woman Bev Priestman is already full steam ahead to Toyko, writes Rachel Steinberg.
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The number of extreme weather events over the past three years was higher than the total of the previous decade.
Contrarian investors should look to buy Spin Master Corp. (TSX:TOY) and another stock after the recent pullback on the TSX. The post Canadians: These 2 Top Stocks Got Hit Way Too Hard in Wednesday’s Sell-Off appeared first on The Motley Fool Canada.
COLUMBIA, S.C. — A new coronavirus variant identified in South Africa has been found in the United States for the first time, with two cases diagnosed in South Carolina, state health officials said Thursday. The arrival of this variant now surging in other countries "is an important reminder to all South Carolinians that the fight against this deadly virus is far from over,” Dr. Brannon Traxler, DHEC Interim Public Health Director, said in a statement. “While more COVID-19 vaccines are on the way, supplies are still limited. Every one of us must recommit to the fight by recognizing that we are all on the front lines now. We are all in this together.” Viruses are constantly mutating, with coronavirus variants circulating around the globe, but scientists are primarily concerned with the emergence of three of them. Other variants first reported in the United Kingdom and Brazil were previously confirmed in the U.S. Researchers believe these three variants may spread more easily, and predicted it was only a matter of time before they appeared here. Also, scientists last week reported preliminary but troubling signs that some of the recent mutations may modestly curb the effectiveness of two current vaccines, although they stressed that the shots still protect against the disease. And there are signs that some of the new mutations may undermine tests for the virus and reduce the effectiveness of certain treatments. The coronavirus has already sickened millions and killed more than 400,000 people in the United States. While some European countries do extensive genetic testing to detect these variants, the U.S. has done very little of this detective work. But scientists have been been quickly trying to do more, and they're spotting these apparently more contagious variants as they do. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported at least 315 cases of the U.K.-discovered variant in the United States. Those reports have come from at least 28 states, and health officials believe it could become the dominant strain in the U.S. by March. That variant has been reported in at least 70 countries. The first U.S. case of the variant found in Brazil was announced earlier this week by health officials in Minnesota. It was a person who recently travelled to that South American nation. That version of the virus has popped up in more than a half-dozen countries. The variant first found in South Africa was detected in October. It since then has been found in at least 30 other countries. Some tests suggest the South African and Brazilian variants may be less susceptible to antibody drugs or antibody-rich blood from COVID-19 survivors, both of which help people fight off the virus. Health officials also worry that if the virus changes enough, people might get COVID-19 a second time. President Joe Biden on Monday reinstated COVID-19 travel restrictions on most non-U.S. travellers from Brazil, the U.K. and South Africa. And the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending that Americans do not travel at this time. ___ Stobbe reported from New York. ___ The Associated Press Health and Science Department receives support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Department of Science Education. The AP is solely responsible for all content. Michelle Liu And Mike Stobbe, The Associated Press
PUNE, India, Jan. 28, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Global Premium Cosmetics Market Share, Trends, Analysis and Forecasts, 2020-2030 provides insights on key developments, business strategies, research & development activities, supply chain analysis, competitive landscape, and market composition analysis. Growing demand for premium cosmetics due to newly introduced packaging innovation, and rising natural-ingredient based products, and expansion of the personal care industry in new regions of Asia Pacific region remain key drivers of growth in the premium cosmetics market. Premium cosmetics have witnessed major growth in recent times, despite events like the COVID-19 pandemic. This is largely because personal cosmetics remain a key part of self-esteem, and confidence build-up for individuals. The trend will likely continue as historical forecasts in the market dictate that during economic downturns, cosmetics remain resilient in demand. 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Access The Sample Pages of This Report : https://www.insightslice.com/request-sample/587 COVID-19 Consequences COVID-19 pandemic has struck almost every industry including premium cosmetics demand. Our team of researchers has been constantly in touch with the market players. Real time developments in the market have been promptly understood by our team and the same has been explained in a dedicated section for COVID-19 consequences. Recovery path of the market is also described. Premium Natural Ingredients are a Game Changer Consumers are increasingly flocking to social media to learn about new products, product information, and gain insight information on best choices. The trend has forced major players like L’Oréal to dedicate large marketing resources to channels like social media influencers. The growth in natural-ingredients largely targets anti-aging products, with rising efficacy, and prevention for age-old skincare problems like acne, spots, pigmentation, among others. Growing demand for men-tailored premium cosmetic also remains a major driver for growth, as gender-neutral branding of products, and growth of the grooming industry remain major positives or the premium cosmetics market. Related report : Global Personal Care Ingredients Market : https://www.insightslice.com/personal-care-ingredients-market Global Bottled Water Market : https://www.insightslice.com/bottled-water-market Global Functional Apparel Market : https://www.insightslice.com/functional-apparel-market Social Media Influencers Contribute Heavily in Growing Personalization Trend The demand for personalization caters to several demands including skin-sensitivity, experimentation through online AI tools, and desire to create a unique identity. The demand for personalization is on the rise, also thanks to growing innovation in the packaging industry, enabling personal memorabilia, and gift measures for rising demand of consumers. 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January 28, 2021 AkzoNobel confirms intent to acquire Tikkurila with binding proposal for €31.25 per share, with due diligence supporting value creation opportunity Akzo Nobel N.V. (AKZA; AKZOY) has today submitted a binding proposal to the Board of Directors of Tikkurila, having completed its due diligence on the company. The proposal relates to a tender offer for all the issued and outstanding shares of Tikkurila at an offer price of €31.25 per share, representing a total equity value of around €1.4 billion. On January 18, 2021, AkzoNobel announced it had made a comprehensive non-binding proposal to acquire Tikkurila and invited the Board of Directors of Tikkurila to enter into negotiations with a view to reaching agreement on a recommended voluntary public cash tender offer. Conducting customary due diligence has confirmed the AkzoNobel view that clear synergies would be created from collective procurement capabilities, expanded production, and combined sales and distribution channels. The combination would deliver substantial value creation for shareholders and also create significant opportunities for future growth – both for the company and its employees – by providing customers with more innovative and sustainable solutions. The proposed transaction is consistent with the capital allocation priorities of AkzoNobel, is expected to be EPS accretive in the first year and value creating in the medium-term. The proposal is not conditional on financing – it would be financed using existing cash and credit lines – and AkzoNobel maintains a target leverage ratio of 1-2x net debt/EBITDA. Key terms for launch and completion of an offer The making of the potential tender offer, if any, depends on the satisfaction of the below pre-conditions. If the process advances quickly, an offer could be announced in February and AkzoNobel would envisage the offer period to begin as soon as possible in March. The transaction would be expected to be completed during 2021. The binding proposal is conditional on (1) AkzoNobel and Tikkurila entering into a combination agreement pursuant to which the Board of Directors of Tikkurila recommends to the shareholders of Tikkurila that they accept AkzoNobel's tender offer and (2) obtaining an irrevocable undertaking from Oras Invest Oy to accept AkzoNobel's tender offer. The binding proposal is not conditional on due diligence or the approval by AkzoNobel's Supervisory Board, which has approved the submission of this binding proposal to Tikkurila. According to the binding proposal, the completion of the tender offer, if announced, would be subject to customary conditions, such as reaching a 90% acceptance level, obtaining required regulatory approvals, no legislation or decision by a court or authority preventing the transaction, no material adverse change regarding Tikkurila, and the combination agreement, Tikkurila Board's recommendation and the irrevocable undertaking to be obtained from Oras Invest Oy remaining in force. AkzoNobel would reserve the right, at its sole discretion, to waive any of the conditions for completion of the potential offer. Shareholders are advised that there is no certainty that the binding proposal will eventually lead to a final agreement between AkzoNobel and Tikkurila or the making of an offer to Tikkurila shareholders. The terms of the offer, if announced, may differ from the terms set out in the binding proposal and this announcement. The current combination agreement entered into by Tikkurila includes procedures allowing the offeror to negotiate should the Board of Directors of Tikkurila contemplate effecting a change of its recommendation. At the date of this announcement, AkzoNobel does not hold any shares of Tikkurila. Advisors AkzoNobel is being advised by HSBC and J.P. Morgan as financial advisers and De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek and Roschier, Attorneys Ltd. as legal advisers. Important Information THIS IS A PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT BY AKZO NOBEL N.V. ("AKZONOBEL") PURSUANT TO SECTION 17 PARAGRAPH 1 OF THE EUROPEAN MARKET ABUSE REGULATION (596/2014). THIS PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN OFFER, OR ANY SOLICITATION OF ANY OFFER, TO BUY OR SUBSCRIBE FOR ANY SECURITIES. THIS RELEASE MAY NOT BE RELEASED OR OTHERWISE DISTRIBUTED, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN OR INTO, AUSTRALIA, CANADA, HONG KONG, JAPAN, NEW ZEALAND OR SOUTH AFRICA OR IN ANY OTHER JURISDICTION IN WHICH AN ANNOUNCEMENT ON THE INTENTION TO LAUNCH A TENDER OFFER OR THE POTENTIAL TENDER OFFER WOULD BE PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW. THIS RELEASE IS NOT A TENDER OFFER ANNOUNCEMENT AND AS SUCH DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN OFFER OR INVITATION TO MAKE A SALES OFFER, BUT MERELY ANNOUNCES AN INTENTION TO POTENTIALLY MAKE A TENDER OFFER. IN PARTICULAR, THIS RELEASE IS NOT AN OFFER TO BUY OR THE SOLICITATION OF AN OFFER TO SELL ANY SECURITIES DESCRIBED HEREIN, AND IS NOT AN EXTENSION OF A TENDER OFFER, IN, AUSTRALIA, CANADA, HONG KONG, JAPAN, NEW ZEALAND OR SOUTH AFRICA. IF A TENDER OFFER IS ANNOUNCED, INVESTORS SHALL ACCEPT SUCH TENDER OFFER FOR THE SHARES ONLY ON THE BASIS OF THE INFORMATION PROVIDED IN A TENDER OFFER DOCUMENT. THE POTENTIAL TENDER OFFER WILL NOT BE MADE, AND THE SHARES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED FOR PURCHASE FROM OR ON BEHALF OF PERSONS, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY IN ANY JURISDICTION WHERE EITHER AN OFFER OR ACCEPTANCE THEREOF IS PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW OR WHERE ANY TENDER OFFER DOCUMENT OR REGISTRATION OR OTHER REQUIREMENTS WOULD APPLY IN ADDITION TO THOSE THAT WILL BE UNDERTAKEN IN FINLAND. THIS RELEASE HAS BEEN PREPARED IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THE NETHERLANDS AS WELL AS, TO THE EXTENT APPLICABLE IN ACCORDANCE WITH FINNISH LAW, THE RULES OF NASDAQ HELSINKI AND THE HELSINKI TAKEOVER CODE AND THE INFORMATION DISCLOSED MAY NOT BE THE SAME AS THAT WHICH WOULD HAVE BEEN DISCLOSED IF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT HAD BEEN PREPARED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF JURISDICTIONS OUTSIDE OF FINLAND OR THE NETHERLANDS. Information for Tikkurila shareholders in the United States The potential offer is expected to be made for the issued and outstanding shares of Tikkurila, which is domiciled in Finland, and is subject to Finnish disclosure and procedural requirements. It is anticipated that the potential offer would be made in the United States pursuant to Section 14(e) and Regulation 14E under the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), subject to exemptions provided by Rule 14d-1(d) under the Exchange Act for a “Tier II” tender offer, and otherwise in accordance with the disclosure and procedural requirements of Finnish law, including with respect to the timetable of the potential offer, settlement procedures, withdrawal, waiver of conditions and timing of payments, which are different from those of the United States. The potential offer, if any, is to be made to Tikkurila’s shareholders resident in the United States on the same terms and conditions as those made to all other shareholders of Tikkurila to whom an offer may be made. To the extent permissible under applicable law or regulations, AkzoNobel and its affiliates or its brokers and its brokers’ affiliates (acting as agents for AkzoNobel or its affiliates, as applicable) may from time to time after the date of this public announcement and during the pendency of the potential offer, and other than pursuant to potential offer, directly or indirectly, purchase or arrange to purchase shares of Tikkurila or any securities that are convertible into, exchangeable for or exercisable for shares of Tikkurila. These purchases may occur either in the open market at prevailing prices or in private transactions at negotiated prices. To the extent information about such purchases or arrangements to purchase is made public in Finland, such information will be disclosed by means of a stock exchange release or public announcement or by other means reasonably calculated to inform U.S. shareholders of such information. No purchases will be made outside the potential offer in the United States by, or on behalf of, AkzoNobel. In addition, the financial advisers to AkzoNobel may also engage in ordinary course trading activities in securities of Tikkurila, which may include purchases or arrangements to purchase such securities. To the extent required in Finland, any information about such purchases will be made public in Finland in the manner required by Finnish law. Neither the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission nor any U.S. state securities commission has approved or disapproved of the potential offer, passed upon the merits or fairness of the potential offer, or passed any comment upon the adequacy, accuracy or completeness of the disclosure in this public announcement. Any representation to the contrary is a criminal offence in the United States. Safe Harbor Statement This report contains statements which address such key issues as AkzoNobel’s growth strategy, future financial results, market positions, product development, products in the pipeline and product approvals. Such statements should be carefully considered, and it should be under-stood that many factors could cause forecast and actual results to differ from these statements. These factors include, but are not limited to, price fluctuations, currency fluctuations, developments in raw material and personnel costs, pensions, physical and environmental risks, legal issues, and legislative, fiscal, and other regulatory measures, as well as significant market disruptions such as the impact of pandemics. Stated competitive positions are based on management estimates supported by information provided by specialized external agencies. For a more comprehensive discussion of the risk factors affecting our business, please see our latest annual report. About AkzoNobel We’ve been pioneering a world of possibilities to bring surfaces to life for well over 200 years. As experts in making coatings, there’s a good chance you’re only ever a few meters away from one of our products. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. We’re active in more than 150 countries and have set our sights on becoming the global industry leader. It’s what you’d expect from the most sustainable paints company, which has been inventing the future for more than two centuries. Not for publication – for more information Media RelationsInvestor RelationsT +31 (0)88 – 969 7833T +31 (0)88 – 969 7856 Contact: Diana AbrahamsMedia.email@example.comContact: Lloyd MidwinterInvestor.firstname.lastname@example.org Attachment 20210128 PDF Media release Binding offer Tikkurila
An Oklahoma woman whose two young children wandered from their apartment and drowned has pleaded guilty to reduced charges in the case. Donisha Renee Willis, 24, agreed Monday to two child neglect charges in the May 2020 deaths of 3-year-old Miracle Crook and 21-month-old Tony Crook Jr., according to court records. Willis, of Tulsa, also pleaded guilty to assaulting a police officer for kicking an investigator during questioning.
Unite is seeking urgent talks with GKN over the future of the site, which employs over 500 workers.