The Dolphins wideout has dealt with a groin injury the last two weeks - and a new QB may not provide enough of a boost.
The Dolphins wideout has dealt with a groin injury the last two weeks - and a new QB may not provide enough of a boost.
Their story is both romantic and tragic as more than 9,000 people have died from the coronavirus since March in Michigan.
Liverpool 1-0 Ajax: Andre Onana’s error handed Jones the chance to seal the hosts victory in a frantic end-to-end affair as opposite number Kelleher played his own match-winning role on his European debut
LIVERPOOL, England — Jürgen Klopp could count on his kids to see injury-depleted Liverpool through in the Champions League.A first European goal from Curtis Jones secured a 1-0 victory over Ajax on Tuesday, clinching a place in the knockout stage with a game to spare in Group D.The midfielder scored after connecting with a cross from fellow 19-year-old Neco Williams, taking advantage of the stranded goalkeeper André Onana and clipping the ball into the net with the outside of his right boot in the 58th minute.It was a night to forget for Onana but one to remember in goal for Caoimhin Kelleher for the six-time European champions. Handed his Liverpool debut after Alisson Becker joined the injury list, the 22-year-old Kelleher's performance belied his experience.A header powered in by Klaas-Jan Huntelaar was pushed over by the Irishman. He also tipped over a rising shot from Noussair Mazraoui in the first half and pushed away another effort from the Ajax defender after the break.No wonder his commanding performance was being applauded on the touchline. And when the final whistle blew, Klopp went over to embrace Kelleher at the last Anfield game before fans are allowed back in.When England's national lockdown ends on Wednesday, Liverpool will enter tier two of coronavirus restrictions, ensuring up to 2,000 fans will be in for Sunday's Premier League game against Wolverhampton.Ajax now has to beat Atalanta in the Group D finale to reach the knockout phase after the Italian side moved a point ahead into second place by drawing 1-1 with FC Midtjylland.It was a week ago that Atalanta stunned Liverpool by winning in northwest England.___More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/Soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsRob Harris, The Associated Press
TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (17,296.93, up 106.68 points.)BlackBerry Ltd. (TSX:BB). Technology. Up $1.43, or 18.69 per cent, to $9.08 on 40.4 million shares.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Industrials. Down 3.5 cents, or 6.6 per cent, to 49.5 cents on 20.8 million shares.Hexo Corp. (TSX:HEXO). Health care. Down five cents, or 3.5 per cent, to $1.38 on 18.3 million shares.Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Down $2.63, or 17.25 per cent, to $12.62 on 15.1 million shares.Suncor Energy Inc. (TSX:SU). Energy. Down 13 cents, or 0.63 per cent, to $20.64 on 15.1 million shares. Aphria Inc. (TSX:APHA). Health care. Down $1, or 9.17 per cent, to $9.91 on 8.4 million shares.Companies in the news: BlackBerry Ltd. — Shares in BlackBerry Ltd. gained as much as 63.9 per cent in intraday trading on Tuesday following news of a deal with Amazon Web Services to develop and market BlackBerry's intelligent vehicle data platform, called IVY. The companies said they had settled on a multi-year, global agreement to develop and market IVY, a scalable, cloud-connected software platform that will give automakers a new way to read vehicle sensor data. They said automakers will be able to use that information to create responsive in-vehicle services that enhance driver and passenger experiences. Financial terms of the agreement were not immediately available. Amazon Web Services is a subsidiary of internet giant Amazon.com Inc. that provides on-demand cloud computing platforms.Bombardier Inc. — Bombardier and Alstom say they have received all the necessary regulatory approvals required to complete the US$8.4-billion sale of the Canadian company's railway division to Alstom. The companies say they now expect the transaction to close on Jan. 29, 2021. Bombardier has been working to transform itself from a maker of trains and aircraft into a company focused on business jets. Alstom shareholders voted to approve the deal on Oct. 29. The sale is expected to make Alstom the second-largest manufacturer of rolling stock, behind China's CRRC. Alstom has committed to establish its North American headquarters in Montreal, which will oversee 13,000 employees, set up a research centre and improve production at the Bombardier Transport plant in La Pocatiere, where the order book is almost empty. Imperial Oil Ltd. (TSX:IMO). Up 42 cents or 1.9 per cent to $22.90. Shares in Imperial Oil Ltd. rose after it announced late Monday it would write down up to $1.2 billion on Canadian assets it doesn't think it will ever develop. In a brief news release, it said it has reassessed the long-term development plans of its unconventional natural gas portfolio in Alberta and no longer plans to develop a "significant potion" of those assets. It says that will result in a non-cash writedown of between $900 million and $1.2 billion in the current quarter. Imperial said the exploration lands it is shelving haven't been developed and aren't producing, adding the move doesn't include natural gas prospects that are also rich in petroleum liquids. Last week, the Calgary-based company said it would lay off about 200 of its 6,000 employees across Canada as part of a cost-cutting initiative due to low oil prices, adding it has reduced the number of contractors it employs by about 450 since the start of the year.Bank of Montreal (TSX:BMO). Up $3.19 or 3.4 per cent to $96.52. Canadian bank executives say an economic rebound is on its way after months of governments and financial institutions working to offset turmoil with loans, deferrals, interest rate cuts and subsidies. The chief executives of Bank of Nova Scotia and BMO Financial Group said Tuesday that they are starting to see signs of improvement and are feeling reassured by countries like Canada, the U.S., Chile and Peru, which have spent on average 17 per cent of their gross domestic product on relief measures. Scotiabank's provisions for credit losses in its latest quarter totalled $1.1 billion, up from $753 million a year ago, but down from nearly $2.2 billion in the third quarter. BMO's amounted to $432 million, up from $253 million a year ago, but down from nearly $1.1 billion in its third quarter.Suncor Energy Inc. (TSX:SU). Down 13 cents to $20.64. Suncor Energy Inc. is forecasting higher spending and production in 2021 based on benchmark U.S. oil prices staying near their current levels of around US$45 per barrel. It says it predicts daily oil and gas production between 740,000 and 780,000 barrels of oil equivalent in 2021, an increase of about 10 per cent compared with this year, driven by higher bitumen output from its oilsands operations. It expects capital spending of between $3.8 billion and $4.5 billion, including sustaining capital of $2.9 billion to $3.4 billion, an increase of about nine per cent over 2020's expected spending of $3.6 billion to $4.0 billion. The Calgary-based company forecasts refinery throughput of 415,000 to 445,000 barrels per day based on a utilization rate of between 90 and 96 per cent.This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 1, 2020.The Canadian Press
Assurant (NYSE: AIZ), a leading global provider of lifestyle and housing solutions that support, protect and connect major consumer purchases, today announced the closing of its acquisition of HYLA Mobile, a leading provider of smartphone software, trade-in and upgrade services. The acquisition further strengthens Assurant’s trade-in and upgrade programs and better positions the company for the upcoming 5G smartphone upgrade cycle.
TORONTO — The 2021 Juno Awards are moving to May for their 50th anniversary.Organizers behind Canada's biggest night in music say the golden celebration, set to take place in Toronto, is being delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The televised show will happen on May 16, 2021, about a month and a half after its originally planned date in March.Allan Reid, head of the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, says the move is intended to give artists and the local community more options to celebrate in a time when physical distancing measures are expected to still be in place."We also hope that the warmer weather will bring more opportunities for some unique outdoor programming," he said in a press conference."The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a huge effect on the city and our music community, but we will be resilient and live music will return, and we will be there to help in any way we can."The return of the Juno Awards to Toronto, for the first time in a decade, was billed as a splashy affair when it was announced last year. Thousands of fans were expected to gather inside the Scotiabank Arena, with many past honorees in attendance.How the momentous occasion might take shape in the pandemic is a work in progress, Reid said, and it's still undetermined whether any of the Juno performances will be permitted to take place indoors.The organization also stopped short of announcing details for Juno Week, a series of concerts and events leading up to the broadcast that in other years have proven to be a business boon for local bars and concert halls.Other changes will be introduced as part of the Junos anniversary, including three new looks for the award statuette.The updated designs take inspiration from designer Shirley Elford's human-shaped molten-glass award, first handed out in 2000.A gold Juno will be given to Juno Award winners, while a silver version is for recipients of a special Juno prize, and a gold and silver variation goes to Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductees.There's also a notable change within the R&B categories, first announced in October. The R&B recording of the year award will now be two distinct prizes, one for contemporary R&B recording of the year and another for traditional R&B/soul recording of the year.Reid noted that artist submissions for the Junos reached a record high, though he did not offer specific figures. He said the historic interest shows the resiliency of Canadian musicians in a difficult year that saw many of their concert tours cancelled.Nominees for the Juno Awards will be announced early in 2021.This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 1, 2020.David Friend, The Canadian Press
The first day of NBA training camp is supposed to be accompanied by brimming optimism, a time for players and coaches all taking those first steps toward what they hope is a championship.Such was the case Tuesday — in a very tempered fashion.The first preseason camps of the coronavirus era are formally open, with teams limited for now to individual sessions with one coach and one player at one basket, all of this starting to happen as the pandemic continues raging and more and more Americans are testing positive.“I’m very concerned if we can pull this off,” Philadelphia coach Doc Rivers said.He probably isn’t alone in that thinking.Washington coach Scott Brooks said the Wizards already have seen one player test positive for coronavirus, and Orlando coach Steve Clifford said Magic centre Mo Bamba — who tested positive several months ago — is still “a ways away” from being ready to play again. Later Tuesday, Golden State general manager Bob Myers said two Warriors have tested positive, meaning that club won't start full-scale practice until at least Monday, a mere six days before its preseason opener.There will likely be more positives. Probably many more.Rivers, noting how the virus is becoming a major issue for college football and the NFL in terms of getting games played, said the effect on an NBA team losing a key player or two for even a short period could essentially wreck a season.“In football they play once a week and they have 1,000 players, so when you miss three or four players, you can still get away with it,” Rivers said. “If we miss three or four players, we’re in trouble, especially with the amount of games. We’re playing three and four games a week. So, if one of our guys or two of our key guys get the virus and they miss 10 days, 14 days, that can be eight games in a 72-game season. That can knock you out in the playoffs.”The Wizards didn’t say what player tested positive, though Brooks said the player has yet to be around the team in Washington and that “everybody else is ready to go.” Bamba was diagnosed with COVID-19 on June 11, played sparingly in Orlando’s first two games at Walt Disney World during the NBA’s restart there this summer, then sat out the rest of the season for additional testing.“Right now, we’re hoping that he can get healthy enough to get back on the floor,” Clifford said. “He’s going to be able to do some of the things early in camp, but he’s going to be limited. He’s had kind of a tough stretch here in terms of how much he’s been able to do. We have to be prudent and make sure we’re moving along with him in an intelligent manner.”Players and coaches are being tested daily and that is likely to be the plan for throughout the season. Protocols that the league sent to teams late last week suggested that, in many cases, it would take at least 12 days for a player to be able to return to play after testing positive for the coronavirus.The NBA is working with BioReference — a company that also handled testing in the bubble, at the league’s expense of about $140 per test — for standardized league-wide testing, and that company will likely have personnel travelling with teams this season to handle testing on the road. The league has said that its testing program does not impact BioReference’s nationwide testing capabilities or use public health resources in a time where more and more Americans are seeking testing.“I’m pretty comfortable with it,” Boston coach Brad Stevens said. “As we saw with the bubble, the NBA crosses every ‘t’ and dots every ‘i.’ They have been great communicating with all of us ... and I’m looking forward to hopefully getting together and starting practice soon as a group.”Some teams will be able to start those group practices — and 5-on-5 sessions — Friday. Most NBA clubs will be able to start Sunday. Injuries will be a worry, as will conditioning, and entering Tuesday no team even had a final copy of the schedule for its first 36 games so matters like travel arrangements and seeing where days off can fall also remain unsettled.“As a coach, you want to go in with your team concerns being more basketball,” Rivers said. “And I think every coaches’ concerns right now are probably non-basketball.”___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsTim Reynolds, The Associated Press
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The Paley Center for Media has appointed Jamitha Fields as VP of diversity, inclusion and engagement. In the newly created position, Fields will be responsible for creating and sustaining connections that help drive support for and participation in the center's diversity and inclusion programs. Working with the human resources department, she will also aid in […]
Rebellion of 55 Tory MPs strikes blow to prime minister’s authority
Curtis Jones scored the only goal after an error from Ajax keeper Andre Onana.
Stocks closed broadly higher on Wall Street Tuesday, a day after the S&P 500 closed out November with its biggest monthly gain since April.The gains pushed the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq composite to all-time highs, beating the their previous record highs set on Friday.Stocks have been ramping higher in recent weeks as investors focus on the possibility that coronavirus vaccines could soon help usher in a fuller global economic recovery.On Tuesday:The S&P 500 rose 40.82 points, or 1.1%, to 3,662.45.The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 185.28 points, or 0.6%, to 29,823.92.The Nasdaq climbed 156.37 points, or 1.3%, to 12,355.11.The Russell 2000 index of smaller companies picked up 16.23 points, or 0.9%, to 1,836.05.For the week:The S&P 500 is up 24.10 points, or 0.7%.The Dow is down 86.45 points, or 0.3%.The Nasdaq is up 149.26 points, or 1.2%.The Russell 2000 is down 19.22 points, or 1%.For the year:The S&P 500 is up 431.67 points, or 13.4%.The Dow is up 1,285.48 points, or 4.5%.The Nasdaq is up 3,382.50 points, or 37.7%.The Russell 2000 is up 167.58 points, or 10%.The Associated Press
TORONTO — DesRosiers Automotive Consultants Inc. says sales of cars and trucks fell in November as COVID-19 restrictions returned.The consultancy says 128,351 cars and trucks were sold last month, down 10.4 per cent from a year ago. DesRosiers says the November decline marks a pull back from strong performances in September and October.DesRosiers managing partner Andrew King says the auto market is still relatively strong compared with this spring, after sales fell nearly 75 per cent from their year-ago levels in April.But the consultants say auto sales are still set to be down about 20 per cent this year compared with 2019, between spring's lockdowns and new COVID-19 restrictions.DesRosiers now estimates that 2020 auto sales will total slightly more than 1.5 million for the full year.“It was always apparent that the recovery in the market was never going to be a straight line," said King in a statement. This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 1, 2020.The Canadian Press
WASHINGTON — The civilian official overseeing the Pentagon's campaign to defeat the Islamic State group in the Middle East was forced to resign in the latest jolt to Pentagon leadership in the waning weeks of the Trump administration.The Pentagon said in a written statement that the acting defence secretary, Christopher Miller, on Monday accepted the resignation of Christopher Maier, who had provided policy oversight of the military's counter-IS effort since March 2017.A defence official familiar with the matter said Maier was told Monday that since President Donald Trump had long ago declared the IS militant group defeated, his office was being disbanded and he was abruptly “terminated.” The official spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss an internal personnel matter.Maier, a career counterterrorism official, was director of the Defeat-ISIS Task Force, whose responsibilities are to be absorbed by counterterrorism staffs headed by appointees who President Donald Trump placed in senior Pentagon positions in a shakeup that included his firing of Defence Secretary Mark Esper on Nov. 9.Maier's departure was first reported by CNN. The New York Times was first to report that Maier had been forced out.In its statement, the Pentagon gave no reason for Maier's departure but said the decision to disband the task force he led was a recognition of the “success of the military fight to destroy” the Islamic State's grip on territory in Iraq and Syria. Critics say that while the militant group has lost its physical empire, it remains a threat and has been biding its time in search of ways to regroup and re-emerge.“The Department of Defence will continue to engage with our partners and allies to ensure the lasting defeat of ISIS and encourage the repatriation of foreign terrorist fighters for prosecution,” the Pentagon said.Nearly 900 U.S. troops are still in Syria to work with local groups aiming to prevent an IS resurgence. The U.S. also has about 3,000 troops in neighbouring Iraq working with local security forces toward the same goal.The counter-IS campaign began during the Obama administration and in some respects was accelerated by Trump.Robert Burns, The Associated Press
MÖNCHENGLADBACH, Germany — Romelu Lukaku scored twice as Inter Milan beat Borussia Mönchengladbach 3-2 on Tuesday to avoid being eliminated from the Champions League in the group stage for the third year in a row.Inter took an early lead through Matteo Darmian before Gladbach levelled with the last act of the first half thanks to Alassane Pléa's header.Lukaku put Inter back in control when he powered through the Gladbach defence to score in the 64th and 73rd minutes.Pléa scored a second off Marcus Thuram's pass to give Gladbach hope of a comeback and briefly thought he'd levelled with a hat trick. But the third goal was ruled out after a lengthy video review determined that the offside Gladbach forward Breel Embolo had distracted the goalkeeper.Gladbach stays top of the exceptionally tight Group B, which continued its run of surprise results earlier Tuesday when Shakhtar Donetsk beat Real Madrid 2-0. A draw at Madrid in the final round next week will be enough to see Gladbach through to the knockout stage for the first time in the Champions League era.Inter will advance with a win over Shakhtar next week unless Gladbach and Madrid draw in the other game. The Italian club hasn't reached the knockout stage since the 2011-12 season and finished third in its group in each of the last two seasons.___More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/Soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsJames Ellingworth, The Associated Press
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Students in Niagara are facing two ways of completing their courses. District School Board of Niagara’s secondary school schedule, which lists Jan. 27 to Feb. 2 as exam days, will now be replaced with “culminating activities.” Helen McGregor, superintendent of secondart shool curriculum and student achievement, said, “Students are learning differently this year, with many learning in-person for part of the week, and others learning exclusively online. “To ensure all our students are supported to find success this year, whether they are learning in-person or online, in October we made the decision to cancel exams,” said McGregor. “Schools have already let students know that they will not have exams and, instead, they will have culminating activities.” In contrast, Niagara Catholic District School Board has already administered two sets of exams, Oct. 9 and Nov. 13, with a third one to be completed on Dec. 18. Niagara Catholic’s back-to-school plan split students into two cohorts. Those cohorts will be focused on one course for 22 days. Upon completion of the course, exams are administered. Board communications officer Jennifer Pellegrini said, “… we are octomestered, students do their exam right at the end of their course — so there aren’t set exam days as other boards have. It’s 22 days of class, then an exam/assessment, then off to the next course.” In October, the Ministry of Education told school boards they have the option to remove designated exam days from their school year calendar and use them for in-class instructional time. Education Minister Stephen Lecce has said the use of essays or report-based assessments in the place of final exams should be allowed “given the circumstance.” “I don’t want to increase the anxiety of our students. An essay, an extended report, these are all ways in which an educator can credibly assess the performance of a student.” The holiday break for students is to begin Dec. 21 and will last until students return to the classroom on Jan. 4. Sean Vanderklis is a Niagara-based reporter for the Niagara Falls Review. His reporting is funded by the Canadian government through its Local Journalism Initiative. Reach him via email: firstname.lastname@example.orgSean Vanderklis, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Niagara Falls Review
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Snooker star Ronnie O'Sullivan says his nomination for Sports Personality Of The Year is good for the sport. The 44-year-old, regarded by many as snooker’s greatest player, had never been nominated before this year.