The United Arab Emirates has warned it could impose restrictions on people who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 as the region's business and tourism hub pushes its immunisation campaign. The country of some 9 million, which has widened the campaign to those aged 16 and above, has vaccinated about 65% of the eligible population, the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA) said on Tuesday. "Strict measures are being considered to restrict the movement of unvaccinated individuals and to implement preventive measures such as forbidding entry to some places and having access to some services," NCEMA spokesman Saif Al Dhaheri said.
VANCOUVER — There's a renewed sense of confidence in the Vancouver Canucks locker room these days. Not only has the group overcome a massive COVID-19 outbreak, but, upon their return, the Canucks have collected back-to-back wins over the North Division-leading Toronto Maple Leafs. "It's just a testament to who we have in the locker room," defenceman Quinn Hughes said Tuesday after Vancouver doubled up Toronto 6-3. "I'm just really proud of the guys right now and hopefully we can keep stringing it together. We're not satisfied yet and (Toronto has) a really good team so to beat them twice is pretty good." The Canucks (18-18-3) mounted third-period comebacks in both wins over the Leafs. Tuesday saw Toronto's captain John Tavares score in both the first and second period, and Vancouver go down 3-2 early in the third thanks to a short-handed goal from Adam Brooks. Coach Travis Green was impressed with how his side stuck with their game despite the adversity. "That's a pretty offensive team over there and obviously coming out getting the lead back in the second, I like how our team didn't go into the tank when we gave up the short-handed goal," he said. "We talked about keeping that energy level high and keep pushing and the guys responded great." Swedish rookie Nils Hoglander evened the score 6:43 into the third, streaking into the Leafs zone and rifling a shot past Toronto netminder David Rittich from the top of the right face-off circle for his ninth goal of the year. Then Tanner Pearson put the Canucks up with a power-play goal 9:48 into the frame, then built a cushion by capitalizing on some sloppy Leafs play. The 28-year-old left-winger jumped on a turnover on the red line and bolted into Toronto's end alone, firing a wrist shot past Rittich for his second goal of the night with just over seven minutes left to play. Toronto had an excellent opportunity to claw back a goal with less than two minutes to go when Vancouver defenceman Tyler Myers was called for slashing. The Leafs pulled Rittich for an extra attacker but couldn't capitalize. Instead, Brandon Sutter buried the empty-net strike with 36 seconds left on the clock. It was his second goal of the night. Hughes also scored and registered a pair of assists, and forward J.T. Miller chalked up a pair of helpers. Tuesday marked Vancouver's second game back from a the NHL's worst COVID-19 outbreak this season. Twenty-one players and four-coaching staff have tested positive for the virus since March 30, including Hughes. The 21-year-old defenceman said he and his teammates are all working their way back to full health. "Frankly my legs felt pretty good and I think we're all just excited to play again," Hughes said. "That's part of it, you know having 18 or 19 days off from a game, I think it's kind of like a reset button. I felt good tonight, I think a lot of the other guys felt you know better and we'll just keep feeling better as time progresses here." Goalie Braden Holtby was key to both of the Canucks' victories over the Leafs, posting 37-save performances on both Sunday and Tuesday. "We just tried to go out there and work as hard as we can and grind as a unit," he said of the wins. "I think in order for us to have a chance we just have to approach every game as a must win, and I think these last two we've fortunately been on the right end of things but there's going to still be work to do and improvement to be made in order for us to make a real push." Vancouver now holds a 4-3 edge in the season series with Toronto (28-13-5) with two games to go. Tuesday's result extended the Leafs' losing skid to five games, but coach Sheldon Keefe said his team needs to remain confident going forward. “We can’t let the results that we’ve had here as of late disrupt what we’re trying to do as a team. Because there’s a lot of really positive things. And sometimes the puck goes in the net more than it should," he said. It was a tough night in net for Rittich, who stopped 23-of-28 shots. “I’m taking full responsibility for this game," Rittich said. "I think the players did a great job. They got three goals for me and I just didn’t respond. I’ve just got to get better.” The Canucks will continue their homestand Thursday when they host the Ottawa Senators. The Leafs will be in Winnipeg to face the Jets the same night. NOTES: Leafs right-winger William Nylander was nearly a healthy scratch after missing a team meeting. He responded with a pair of assists. … Toronto's Zack Bogosian went crashing into the end boards midway through the second period. Keefe said he expects the defenceman to "miss some time." … Canucks defencemen Nate Schmidt and Olli Juolevi, and left-winger Jake Virtanen returned to the lineup after being placed on the NHL's COVID-19 list during Vancouver's outbreak. Goalie Thatcher Demko also returned, acting as Holtby's backup. This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 20, 2021. Gemma Karstens-Smith, The Canadian Press
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The European Union reached a tentative climate deal that should make the 27-nation bloc climate-neutral by 2050, with member states and parliament agreeing on the targets on the eve of a virtual summit that U.S. President Biden will host. Under the provisional deal reached after officials negotiated through the night, the EU also commits itself on an intermediate target of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55 percent by 2030 compared to 1990 levels. The United States, the world’s second-biggest polluter after China, is preparing to announce its new target for cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.
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The Panevezys Regional Court by the ruling dated 20 April 2021 in the case of payment of the interest calculated by the Competition Council of the Republic of Lithuania for the whole period of judicial proceedings when the Company litigated the fine imposed on the Company by the Competition Council has left the court ruling by the Panevezys Chamber of the Panevezys District Court unaffected. The Company is reviewing the motives set out in the court ruling and will make the decision on appealing to the Supreme Court of Lithuania in the nearest future. In the opinion of the Company, even after the ruling by the Panevezys Regional Court there are ambiguities remaining in respect of practical application of the rules for interest calculation provided for in the Law on Competition of the Republic of Lithuania. Therefore, the Company thinks that the position of the Court of Cassation in this case would be important and would set a significant precedent for future situations. More information:Managing DirectorEgidijus UrbonasTel.: (+370 45) 505 503
Paul George's free throws at the end lift the Clippers over the Trail Blazers 113-112 on Tuesday in Portland, Oregon.
A South Korean court on Wednesday upheld Japan's state immunity to dismiss a lawsuit raised by a group of women who were forced to work in Japanese wartime brothels, contradicting a ruling in a separate earlier case that ordered Tokyo to compensate victims. Remnants of Japan's 1910-45 colonial rule of the Korean peninsula remain contentious for both sides, with many surviving "comfort women" - a Japanese euphemism for the sex abuse victims - demanding Tokyo's formal apology and compensation. Diplomatic tension flared in January when another judge at the Seoul Central District Court ruled in favour of other women in a separate case, ordering Japan to pay compensation for the first time.
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South Korea's foreign minister said on Wednesday he hopes the United States will help Seoul address its COVID-19 vaccine shortage as a return in favour of test kits and masks it sent to Washington earlier in the pandemic. The request comes as the South Korean government has come under fire from local media for not doing enough to secure enough vaccines early. It has inoculated just 3% of its population due to tight global supply and limited access.
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Chelsea football fans celebrated after their club announced it would pull out of plans for a breakaway Super League.The project is now in tatters after Chelsea, along with five other English clubs, said they would no longer be involved.Manchester City were the first to back out of the venture, just 48 hours after agreeing to join Italian and Spanish teams in the controversial elite competition.Arsenal, Manchester United, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea then announced they were following suit.The Super League has faced widespread criticism from within the game and beyond.Sports officials, teams and fan organizations have said the exclusive Super League would increase the power and wealth of elite clubs.Even governments have weighed in.British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he would consider legislation to stop the breakaway, likening the plans to creating a cartel.There were also threats of bans and sanctions from the game's European and world governing bodies UEFA and FIFA.In response to the departure of English clubs, the European Super League said it would now focus on efforts to "reshape the project," but stopped short of abandoning it altogether.In a statement on Tuesday, the League said, "Given the current circumstances, we shall reconsider the most appropriate steps to reshape the project, always having in mind our goals of offering fans the best experience possible."Most of the English clubs made only brief statements but Arsenal apologized to their fans for being involved.
‘Let this send a clear message’: world leaders react to Derek Chauvin verdict Justin Trudeau welcomes jurors’ decision but warns that systemic racism still exists in the US‘I cried so hard’: the teen who filmed Floyd’s killing, and changed AmericaTearful testimony and defense’s own goal: key moments in the Chauvin trial People march through the streets of Atlanta after Derek Chauvin was convicted of murdering George Floyd. Photograph: Megan Varner/Getty Images
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Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas has officially been postponed to October 2021 from its original May dates. According to an Instagram post from Pasquale Rotella, founder and CEO of EDC organizer Insomniac, the festival is being postponed after Clark County passed a reopening plan requiring 60% of residents to be fully vaccinated before large-scale gatherings […]
Derek Chauvin knelt on the neck of African-American George Floyd for over nine minutes last May.
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A Navy officer who set fire to four hotel room towels after being informed that the room could only accommodate two people instead of him and his two companions was jailed three months on Wednesday (21 April).
Image Source: Everett Collection Although it was released in October 2020, Synchronic is just now seeing a new life on Netflix. The film, which was written and directed by horror duo Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson, stars Anthony Mackie and Jamie Dornan as best friends and paramedics Steve Denube and Dennis Dannelly.