Kyle Lowry mentioned prior to the season the Raptors could be a defensive monster but through two games they've been anything but. However, forward Pascal Siakam thinks the team is only a few strides away from regaining their form.
Kyle Lowry mentioned prior to the season the Raptors could be a defensive monster but through two games they've been anything but. However, forward Pascal Siakam thinks the team is only a few strides away from regaining their form.
The “exciting news” about Bridgerton that Netflix teased on Tuesday became a reality this morning with the long-expected second-season renewal. In the style of Shondaland’s Regency-era period drama series, created by Chris Van Dusen, the pickup was announced by none other than the series’ powerful, plugged-in narrator Lady Whistledown, voiced on the show by Julie […]
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Prepare your finest china! Bridgerton is roaring back for Season 2, Netflix announced on Thursday. The streamer confirmed the long-awaited renewal with a “letter” from the show’s infamous gossip-monger Lady Whistledown, which notes that production on Season 2 of the lush period drama — created by Chris Van Dusen and adapted from Julia Quinn’s bestselling […]
Each of the S&P 500, Dow and Nasdaq ended the regular session at record levels, and the S&P 500 posted its best Inauguration Day return since Ronald Reagan’s second inauguration in 1985.
'Let me take a moment to thank President Trump and Melania for all they've done to make America great,' Mr Pence said.
President Joe Biden revoked a recent Trump administration report that aimed to promote “patriotic education” in schools but that historians mocked and rejected as political propaganda. In an executive order signed on Wednesday in his first day in office, Biden disbanded Donald Trump’s presidential 1776 Commission and withdrew a report it released Monday. Trump established the group in September to rally support from white voters and as a response to The New York Times’ “1619 Project,” which highlights the lasting consequences of slavery in America. In its report, which Trump hoped would be used in classrooms across the nation, the commission glorifies the country’s founders, plays down America’s role in slavery, condemns the rise of progressive politics and argues that the civil rights movement ran afoul of the “lofty ideals” espoused by the Founding Fathers. The panel, which included no professional historians of the United States, complained of “false and fashionable ideologies” that depict the country’s story as one of “oppression and victimhood.” Instead, it called for renewed efforts to foster “a brave and honest love for our country.” Historians widely panned the report, saying it offers a false and outdated version of American history that ignores decades of research. “It's an insult to the whole enterprise of education. Education is supposed to help young people learn to think critically,” said David Blight, a Civil War historian at Yale University. “That report is a piece of right-wing propaganda.” Trump officials heralded the report as “a definitive chronicle of the American founding,” but scholars say it disregards the most basic rules of scholarship. It offers no citations, for example, or a list of its source materials. It also includes several passages copied directly from other writings by members of the panel, as one professor found after running the report through software that's used to detect plagiarism. Matthew Spalding, the panel’s executive director and a vice-president at the conservative Hillsdale College, denied any wrongdoing, saying the panel's members “contributed our own work and writing, under our own names, to the 1776 Report, which was an advisory report to the president.” Spalding and other commission leaders did not immediately respond to other criticism levelled against the report. In documents announcing Biden's executive order, administration officials said the panel “sought to erase America’s history of racial injustice.” The American Historical Association condemned the document, saying it glorifies the founders while ignoring the histories and contributions of enslaved people, Indigenous communities and women. In a statement also signed by 13 other academic groups, the organization says the report seeks “government indoctrination of American students.” The sharpest criticism of the report was directed at its presentation of slavery and race. The report attempts to undermine allegations of hypocrisy against Founding Fathers who owned slaves even as they espoused equality. It also attempts to soften America's role in slavery and explain it as a product of the times. “Many Americans labour under the illusion that slavery was somehow a uniquely American evil,” the panel wrote in the 20-page report. “The unfortunate fact is that the institution of slavery has been more the rule than the exception throughout human history.” Blight, at Yale, compared it to “a sixth or seventh grade kind of approach to history — to make the children feel good.” He added: “But it's worse than that, because it comes out of an agenda of political propaganda.” The authors argue that the civil rights movement was distorted to advance programs promoting inequality and “group privilege.” It complains, for example, about affirmative action and other forms of “preferential treatment." Ibram X. Kendi, a scholar and historian of racism at Boston University, called the report “the last great lie from a Trump administration of great lies.” “If we have commonly been given preferential treatment, then why do Black people remain on the lower and dying end of nearly every racial disparity?” Kendi said on Twitter. “Whenever they answer this question, they express racist ideas of Black inferiority while claiming they are ‘not racist.’” Other scholars underscored what was left out. The report includes nothing of Native American history, and its only reference to Indigenous people is a racial slur quoted from the Declaration of Independence. In one passage jeered by historians, the authors draw a comparison between the progressive movement in America and fascist dictator Benito Mussolini. James Grossman, executive director of the American Historical Association, said the report is intended to discredit contemporary public policies rooted in America’s progressive reform movement. He worries that, even after Biden dissolved the commission, its report could end up in some classrooms. “Historians need to be paying attention to curriculum conversations in localities and at the state level,” Grossman said. “The nonsense that’s in this report will be used to legitimate similar nonsense.” In a public meeting of the commission this month, some members held out hope that Biden would keep the commission alive. But others said they needed to push the report to state and local education officials. “It’s really going to be up to governors and state legislators and school board members and parents and higher education commissioners even students to take this charge and carry this work forward,” said Doug Hoelscher, a White House assistant under Trump. After the report was removed from a White House website, some of its authors moved to make it available on conservative websites. In an opinion piece published by the Heritage Foundation, one of the commissioners, Mike Gonzalez, said the members “intend to continue meeting and fulfilling the charges of our two-year remit.” The report ultimately demands a shift in teaching at schools and at U.S. universities, which the panel describes as “hotbeds of anti-Americanism.” It denounces any teaching that breeds contempt for American ideals, blaming that kind of “destructive scholarship” for the nation’s divisions and for “so much of the violence in our cities.” “To restore our society,” the report says, “academics must return to their vocation of relentlessly pursuing the truth and engaging in honest scholarship that seeks to understand the world and America’s place in it.” Collin Binkley, The Associated Press
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Wall Street's main indexes hovered near record highs on Thursday as investors counted on more pandemic relief and speedy vaccine rollouts under the Biden administration to support the economy after data showed a weakening labor market recovery. While the benchmark S&P 500 and the blue-chip Dow were about flat by 10:00 a.m. ET after gaining in the past two sessions, a jump in shares of technology heavyweights Alphabet Inc, Apple Inc and Amazon.com Inc lifted the Nasdaq by 0.2%.
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WASHINGTON — Deep in the deadliest coronavirus wave and facing worrisome new mutations, President Joe Biden will kick off his national COVID-19 strategy to ramp up vaccinations and testing, reopen schools and businesses and increase the use of masks — including a requirement that Americans mask up for travel. Biden also will address inequities in hard-hit minority communities as he signs 10 pandemic-related executive orders on Thursday. Those orders are a first step, and specific details of many administration actions are still being spelled out. The new president has vowed to take far more aggressive measures to contain the virus than his predecessor, starting with stringent adherence to public health guidance. He faces steep obstacles, with the virus actively spreading in most states, slow progress on the vaccine rollout and political uncertainty over whether congressional Republicans will help him pass a $1.9 trillion economic relief and COVID response package. “We need to ask average Americans to do their part," said Jeff Zients, the White House official directing the national response. “Defeating the virus requires a co-ordinated nationwide effort." Biden officials say they're hampered by lack of co-operation from the Trump administration during the transition. They say they don’t have a complete understanding of their predecessors’ actions on vaccine distribution. And they face a litany of complaints from states that say they are not getting enough vaccine even as they are being asked to vaccinate more categories of people. Biden acknowledged the urgency of the mission in his inaugural address. “We are entering what may well be the toughest and deadliest period of the virus,” he said before asking Americans to join him in a moment of silence in memory of the more than 400,000 people in the U.S. who have died from COVID-19. Biden’s top medical adviser on COVID-19, Dr. Anthony Fauci, also announced renewed U.S. support for the World Health Organization after the Trump administration had pulled out of the global body. Fauci said early Thursday that the U.S. will join the U.N. health agency’s efforts to bring vaccines, therapeutics and diagnostics to people in need, whether in rich or poor countries and will resume full funding and staffing support for WHO. The U.S. mask order for travel being implemented by Biden will apply to airports and planes, ships, intercity buses, trains and public transportation. Travellers from abroad must furnish a negative COVID-19 test before departing for the U.S. and quarantine upon arrival. Biden has already mandated masks on federal property. Although airlines, Amtrak and other transport providers now require masks, Biden's order makes it a federal mandate, leaving little wiggle room for passengers tempted to argue about their rights. It marks a sharp break with the culture of President Donald Trump's administration, under which masks were optional, and Trump made a point of going maskless and hosting big gatherings of like-minded supporters. Science has shown that masks, properly worn, cut down on coronavirus transmission. Biden also is seeking to expand testing and vaccine availability, with the goal of 100 million shots in his first 100 days in office. Zients called Biden's goal “ambitious and achievable.” The Democratic president has directed the Federal Emergency Management Agency to begin setting up vaccination centres, aiming to have 100 up and running in a month. He's ordering the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to begin a program to make vaccines available through local pharmacies starting next month. And he's mobilizing the Public Health Service to deploy to assist localities in vaccinations. There’s also support for states. Biden is ordering FEMA to reimburse states for the full cost of using their National Guards to set up vaccination centres. That includes the use of supplies and protective gear as well as personnel. But some independent experts say the administration should be setting a higher bar for itself than 100 million shots. During flu season, the U.S. is able to vaccinate about 3 million people a day, said Dr. Christopher Murray of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation in Seattle. “Given the number of people dying from COVID, we could and should do more — like what we’re able to do on seasonal flu,” he said. Zients said Biden will not follow through on a Trump administration plan to penalize states lagging in vaccination by shifting some of their allocation to more efficient states. “We are not looking to pit one state against another,” he said. Biden has set a goal of having most K-8 schools reopen in his first 100 days, and he's ordering the departments of Education and Health and Human Services to provide clear guidance for reopening schools safely. States would also be able to tap FEMA’s Disaster Relief Fund to help them get schools back open. Getting schools and child care going will help to ease the drag on the U.S. economy, making it easier for parents to return to their jobs and restaurants to find lunch-time customers. But administration officials stressed that reopening schools safely depends on increased testing. To ramp up supplies, Biden is giving government agencies a green light to use a Cold War-era law called the Defence Production Act to direct manufacturing. “We do not have nearly enough testing capacity in this country,” Zients said. “We need the money in order to really ramp up testing, which is so important to reopen schools and businesses.” This means that efforts to reopen the economy will hinge on how quickly lawmakers act on the $1.9 trillion package proposed by Biden, which includes separate planks such as $1,400 in direct payments to people, a $15 minimum wage and aid to state and local governments that some Republican lawmakers see as unnecessary for addressing the medical emergency. The Biden plan estimates that a national vaccination strategy with expanded testing requires $160 billion, and he wants another $170 billion to aid the reopening of schools and universities. The proposal also calls for major investment in scientific research to track new strains of the virus, amid concern that some mutations may spread more easily and also prove harder to treat. As part of his COVID-19 strategy, Biden will order the establishment of a COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force to ensure that minority and underserved communities are not left out of the government's response. Blacks, Latinos and Native Americans have borne a heavy burden of death and disease from the virus. Surveys have shown vaccine hesitancy is high among African Americans, a problem the administration plans to address through an education campaign. But Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith, the top White House health adviser on minority communities, said she's not convinced that race should be a factor in vaccination. Disparities seem to have more to do with risky jobs and other life circumstances. “It's not inherent to race,” she said. “It's from the exposures.” ___ Associated Press writers Collin Binkley and Josh Boak contributed to this report. Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, The Associated Press
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Selon le chef du Parti conservateur, « l’acceptation par Derek Sloan du don d’un suprémaciste blanc bien connu est bien pire qu’une grossière erreur de jugement ou un manque de diligence raisonnable. » Erin O’Toole a également fait savoir qu’il ne permettrait pas à ce député de la circonscription d’Hastings–Lennox et Addington en Ontario de se présenter comme candidat pour le Parti conservateur aux prochaines élections. « J’ai entrepris le processus pour expulser M. Sloan du caucus du Parti conservateur du Canada. Je m’attends à ce que ce soit fait le plus rapidement possible », a indiqué le chef du Parti conservateur dans un communiqué. Selon des informations relayées par le site Press Progress, Derek sloan a reçu pour sa campagne électorale pour la tête du parti, un don de 131 $ de la part de Paul Fromm, présenté comme un « nationaliste blanc. » « Le racisme est une maladie de l’âme, inconciliable avec nos valeurs profondes. Il n’a pas de place dans notre pays. Il n’a pas de place au Parti conservateur du Canada. Je ne le tolérerai pas », a précisé M. O’Toole. Le leader conservateur avait précédemment publié une déclaration visant à désolidariser son parti des tendances de l’extrême droite. Des faits qui surviennent une semaine après l’émeute du Capitole aux États-Unis. Des partisans du président Donald Trump ont envahi le Congrès pour tenter de faire invalider l’élection de Joe Biden à la Maison-Blanche. Sloan se défend Le député mis en cause a publié plusieurs éléments sur son fil Twitter pour se défendre de ces accusations et tenter une réparation. En résumé, il affirme qu’il n’était pas au courant de ce don noyé selon lui dans des centaines d’autres soutiens pour sa campagne électorale. « En apprenant ce qui s’est passé, j’ai immédiatement contacté la directrice générale du Parti conservateur, Janet Dorey, et j’ai demandé que ce don soit rendu », peut-on lire sur le fil twitter de M. Sloan où plusieurs publications ont suivi lundi soir. « Paul Fromm est un nom connu pour certains, mais pas pour tous, et de toute évidence ce nom, qui était mélangé à des milliers d’autres dons, n’a pas attiré l’attention de mon équipe », a-t-il indiqué au sujet des faits qu’il dit avoir appris lundi vers 16 heures. Le sort de député ontarien au sein de son Parti est entre les mains des membres du caucus conservateur qui vont se prononcer à l’issue d’un vote secret. Godlove Kamwa, Initiative de journalisme local, Le Canada Français
In one sign of how much she may be involved in legislative campaigns, Harris has been in touch with mayors around the country to preview Biden’s coronavirus relief package
The Photonic Sensors market was valued at USD 13. 25 billion in 2019 and is expected to reach USD 26. 65 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 16. 93% over the forecast period 2020 - 2025. Physical properties, like reflectance/transmittance, superior levels of sensitivity resulting in precise detection limits, coupled with the sparkling visual quality displayed in the visible range of wavelengths, boosted the significance of photonic sensors in the recent years.New York, Jan. 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report "Photonic Sensors Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2020 - 2025)" - https://www.reportlinker.com/p05790933/?utm_source=GNW - The advent of and move toward the Industry 4.0 revolution, which is becoming one of the defining themes of the current era, promising the combination of connectivity, flexibility, artificial intelligence, and speed required to deliver next-level industrial productivity, are significantly influencing the market.- From high-speed optical data links to the versatility of processing of laser materials, and the feedback and intelligent decision-making, made possible by machine vision systems and optical sensors, the smart factories of the near future will also drive the future of photonics.- Regionally, North America is expected to account for a significant portion of the market demand, owing to the photonics developments in the United States. Recently, the newly funded, American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics (AIM Photonics) formed the central hub of a USD 610 million public-private effort to advance photonics manufacturing capability in the United States. Thus, the market for photonics in the region is expected to flourish over the forecast period.Key Market TrendsEnergy and Power to hold Significant Share- Optical and photonic sensors are specifically used in three very different applications relating to energy harvesting and the production of power, namely solar thermal and PV systems, the oil and gas industry, and wind turbines.- Electricity generation from wind energy is rapidly growing in the United States and worldwide, and could provide at least 20% of the nation’s electricity by 2030. This trend is driving the need for larger multi-megawatt turbines, for onshore and offshore utility-scale operation, with rotor diameters well exceeding 100 to 120 m.- As wind turbines increase in size and capital cost, there is a growing need to incorporate early-warning wind shear measurements and turbine structural health monitoring to optimize the design, operation, and maintenance of the wind turbine and to protect it against dangerous wind gusts.- Also, the oil and gas industry is constantly taking measurements under extreme temperatures and pressures. Additionally, the development and exploitation of oil and gas resources in increasingly difficult operating environments, including deep seawater, raises many technical challenges. Real-time, permanent wellbore, and reservoir monitoring is a critical technology for assuring safety and maximizing the profitability of these fields.Asia-Pacific to Witness Highest Growth- The Asia-Pacific region is expected to witness the highest growth rate over the forecast period. Growth in the region is fueled by increasing defense/military spending in China and India, and the industrial automation trend in these nations.- For instance, the Government of China offers substantial military budgets for the incorporation of modern technology, owing to reforms by the Chinese communist party. According to SIPRI, Indian military spending, in 2017, was USD 63.9 billion.- Countries, such as Korea and China, have recorded the most growth in photonics and lasers in recent years. This is due to the major shift in manufacturing in this region, especially these countries. Automotive, consumer electronics, and industrial manufacturing have been in particular among the faster-growing market sectors.- In addition, photonics and lasers are witnessing significant growth in Asia-Pacific, primarily due to faster economic growth, and increased usage of lasers for manufacturing.- Moreover, the demand for fiber optic sensors from the APAC countries will fuel the market’s growth in the region. According to the Fiber Optic Sensing Association (FOSA), China is leading the way, accounting for just over 11% of listed deployments of distributed fiber-optic sensing devices.Competitive LandscapeCompanies are undertaking acquisitions, expansions, and product launches as notable measures to excel in the photonic sensor market. Industry participants are shifting their focus toward the development of eco-efficient products for better sustainability in the market.- June 2018: Omron announced the construction of the second factory of OMRON (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., in the city of Shanghai, China, to ramp up the capacity of various types of control equipment and thereby, meet the voracious demands for automation on factory floors in the country.- May 2018: Hamamatsu Photonics announced the construction of a new factory at the main factory site to meet growing sales demand for its opto-semiconductor module products.Reasons to Purchase this report:- The market estimate (ME) sheet in Excel format- 3 months of analyst supportRead the full report: https://www.reportlinker.com/p05790933/?utm_source=GNWAbout ReportlinkerReportLinker is an award-winning market research solution. Reportlinker finds and organizes the latest industry data so you get all the market research you need - instantly, in one place.__________________________ CONTACT: Clare: firstname.lastname@example.org US: (339)-368-6001 Intl: +1 339-368-6001
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