RuPaul's Drag Race queens Baga Chipz, Blu Hydrangea, Vinegar Strokes and Peppermint reflect on the commercialization of Pride, and if the LGBTQ+ day of protest has lost its meaning.
RuPaul's Drag Race queens Baga Chipz, Blu Hydrangea, Vinegar Strokes and Peppermint reflect on the commercialization of Pride, and if the LGBTQ+ day of protest has lost its meaning.
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Cairn Energy could take planes and ships from the Indian government after winning a $1.2bn legal dispute.
Ottawa, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - January 27, 2021) - BluMetric Environmental Inc. (TSXV: BLM), a full-service environmental consulting and engineering cleantech firm, is pleased to announce its financial results for the quarter and year ended September 30, 2020.Despite the uncertainty and disruption caused by COVID-19 and a difficult second quarter, BluMetric had a strong second half of 2020, recording revenue of $28.6 million and net earnings of $471,000 for the year. Most notably, revenue ...
TAMPA, Fla. — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 24 points, 18 rebounds and nine assists as the Milwaukee Bucks hung on to defeat the Toronto Raptors 115-108 Wednesday. Kyle Lowry scored 11 straight points for Toronto (7-11) to cut the lead to 106-102 with under two minutes remaining. But the Bucks (11-6) held firm. Toronto worked hard to reel in the high-flying Bucks only to see each Raptors run answered by Milwaukee. Earlier Lowry became the third player to reach the 10,000-point milestone as a Raptor, scoring on Toronto's second shot attempt at Amalie Arena. The 34-year-old guard sank a three-pointer from 24 feet just 51 seconds into the game after a steal by Fred VanVleet. DeMar DeRozan (13,296) and Chris Bosh (10,275) are the only others to score 10,000 in Raptors colours. Khris Middleton had 24 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists for Milwaukee while Brook Lopez added 20 point and sevens rebounds. Norm Powell had a season-high 26 points for Toronto, his fourth consecutive 20-plus outing. Six Raptors finished in double figures with Lowry finishing at 21 after a 14-point fourth quarter. VanVleet had 10 points and 10 assists. Pascal Siakam (11 points) returned to the Raptors lineup after a two-game absence due to left knee swelling. But OG Anunoby (calf) was unable to go due to a calf issue. The game marked the one-quarter mark of the 72-game season for Toronto. The Raptors were 14-4 and riding a six-game win streak at the same stage last season. Lowry actually came into the game with 13,730 points, having scored 1,217 in two-plus seasons with Memphis and 2,515 in three-plus campaigns with Houston. Golden State’s Steph Curry and Klay Thompson, Portland’s Damian Lillard, Washington’s Bradley Beal and Milwaukee’s Antetokounmpo are the only active players with 10,000 points with their current team. VanVleet played provider in the first quarter with seven assists, helping centre Aron Baynes — who came into the game averaging 4.7 points this season — collect seven points early. Powell led all scorers with 10 points in the quarter. A 10-3 Toronto run at the end of the first quarter tied the score at 33-33. The Raptors led by five in the second quarter before they went cold and the Bucks reeled off a 21-7 run to lead 63-54 at the half. Antetokounmpo had 14 points, nine rebounds and five assists in the half. Toronto opened the third quarter with an 8-1 run to cut the lead to two. But Milwaukee answered with an 10-2 run of its own to make it a double-digit lead. The Raptors kept chipping away and only trailed 83-82 going into the fourth on the back of a 9-0 run. The Raptors pulled ahead 84-83 on a Yuta Watanabe two-pointer but Milwaukee scored the next nine points. After Toronto cut the lead to 100-94, Milwaukee challenged an offensive foul call against Antetokounmpo with 4:48 remaining. The Bucks won the challenge and the Bucks star buried two free throws to make it an eight-point game. Toronto, while coming off a 129-114 loss in Indiana on Monday, had won five of its last seven following a 2-8 start to the season. The Bucks, who downed visiting Atlanta 129-115 on Sunday, were well-rested. The Hawks game was their first since a loss to the Lakers last Thursday, given Friday's contest against Washington was postponed due to a COVID-19 outbreak among the Wizards. Toronto hosts the Sacramento Kings on Friday in Tampa. Milwaukee continues its road trip with games in New Orleans on Friday and Charlotte on Saturday. This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 27, 2021 The Canadian Press
Pro Football Hall of Famer and ''Good Morning America'' host Michael Strahan has tested positive for COVID-19 and is self-quarantining, according to people familiar with the situation. TMZ first reported about Strahan testing positive. Strahan, who also provides analysis on the ''Fox NFL Sunday'' pregame show, appeared remotely during last Sunday's NFC championship game.
The country's tourism agency is encouraging people not to travel "under the social influence"
Winter weather swept across Chicago on January 26, causing shelf ice to form along Foster Beach on Wednesday, January 27.This video uploaded to Twitter shows shelf ice that had formed along the shoreline of Lake Michigan after days of heavy snowfall.According to the National Weather Service, the nearby suburb of Evanston received 8 inches of snowfall from January 25 to January 26. Credit: @ChicagoMWeather via Storyful
Pascal Siakam (Toronto Raptors) with a 2-pointer vs the Milwaukee Bucks, 01/27/2021
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Gabe Vincent (Miami Heat) with an and one vs the Denver Nuggets, 01/27/2021
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Carl Grundstrom and Kurtis MacDermid scored, and Calvin Petersen made 32 saves as the Los Angeles Kings held on to beat the Minnesota Wild 2-1 on Tuesday night. For the third time in three games between the teams, Los Angeles squandered a third-period lead. But this time, the Kings bounced back and earned the win after two losses at home to start the season. Grundstrom skated from the side boards to the middle of the offensive zone and wristed a quick shot past Kaapo Kahkonen’s glove for his second goal in as many games. Los Angeles has won three of four after starting the season 0-2-1. “We won, not the way we want to win tonight, but a win is a win,” Kings coach Todd McLellan said. Wild centre Joel Eriksson Ek scored his team-leading fourth goal of the season just 1:09 into the third to tie the game. Kahkonen made 19 saves for Minnesota, which has lost two in a row. “I think they made a pretty good job of taking away our speed in the neutral zone in the first period,” Eriksson Ek said. “We couldn’t really get through. I think it got better in the second and third, but yeah, we want to get out there, we want to get that first goal and we couldn’t do it today.” The teams opened the season with a two-game series in Los Angeles where the Kings had 3-1, third-period leads in both games. The Wild came back to win each game 4-3. Petersen kept Minnesota from adding another comeback victory. Making his third start of the season, Petersen stood tall as the Wild outshot Los Angeles 27-9 over the final two periods. “I think it’s just more so building with each game,” Petersen said. “It’s been a while since we played hockey and I think any game experience I can get, I’m just trying to get better with each game.” MacDermid started the scoring in the second with his first goal of the season. Eriksson Ek tied it up with his third in four games, jamming the puck between Petersen’s skate and the goal post after several swings. POWER OUTAGE The teams combined to go 0 for 6 on the power play, continuing their season-long issues against each other. In their three games, they have combined to score once in 26 power-play chances. Minnesota’s woes have extended to every game. After an 0 for 3 night, the Wild are now 2 for 30 on the power play this season. They entered the game ranked 29th in the league on the power play. “We thought – and I don’t want to sound like a broken record – but our chances on those power plays were tremendous,” Minnesota coach Dean Evason said. “We’re trying to stay the course and see if we can find a break here and there and maybe get it going. If we do that, hopefully that’ll help us.” FINDING FORM Petersen is one of three players who dealt with being in the COVID-19 protocols in training camp and McLellan felt he could see Petersen, MacDermid and defenceman Sean Walker rounding into form. “I would say that Cal had his best game of the season and I thought Cal performed like he did last year when he came up,” McLellan said. “You could see Walker, MacDermid and him get their legs and get into really game speed and game shape, if you will. Not that they’re unconditioned but just mentally into it at that pace and intensity.” INJURY ROUNDUP Wild goaltender Cam Talbot missed his second straight game with a lower-body injury, with Andrew Hammond coming off the taxi squad to serve as Kahkonen’s backup. Evason said Talbot is getting close to a return and could possibly practice on Thursday. Nico Sturm returned to the lineup after being held out of two games for an illness unrelated to COVID-19. McLellan said Martin Frk and Matt Luff didn’t travel with the team, but he’s hopeful both are close to returning to on-ice activities when the team returns home. WHAT’S NEXT? The teams close out a two-game series Friday in Minnesota. ___ More AP NHL: https://apnews.com/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Brian Hall, The Associated Press
Toronto is likely betting that the upside Matz showed early in his career with the Mets is the truest indication of what's to come next in 2021.
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WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Wednesday paused or put under review a wide swath of Trump-era foreign policies as America’s new top diplomat took the helm of the State Department. The administration placed at least temporarily holds on several big-ticket arms sales to the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, while newly installed Secretary of State Antony Blinken said he is looking urgently at a terrorism designation against Yemen’s Houthi rebels that his predecessor enacted shortly before leaving office. On his first full day on the job, Blinken said the administration has initiated a comprehensive review of the U.S. relationship with Russia and is examining details of a U.S.-Taliban peace deal signed nearly a year ago. He said the administration had, however, asked Trump's special envoy for Afghanistan, former ambassador to the United Nations Zalmay Khalilzad, to remain on the job for continuity's sake. Speaking to reporters just hours after his ceremonial but coronavirus-limited entrance into the State Department's main lobby, Blinken also said the administration is willing to return to commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, which former President Donald Trump withdrew from, but only if Iran returns to full compliance with the accord. In his remarks to a demoralized diplomatic corps that was often denigrated or ignored over the past four years, Blinken vowed to rebuild the ranks of the foreign service and rely on its expertise as the Biden administration tries to restore U.S. global standing. He said the world is watching how America pursues foreign policy after Trump's "America First” doctrine that alienated many U.S. allies. Blinken spoke Wednesday to the foreign ministers of Britain, France, Germany, Israel, Australia, the Philippines and Thailand, as well as to NATO's secretary general, following calls late Tuesday to his counterparts in Canada, Mexico, Japan and South Korea. Appearing in the press briefing room, which had been rarely used during the Trump administration, Blinken pledged to respect and be accessible to journalists and to restore the State Department's daily press briefings beginning next week. On policy matters, Blinken said he was particularly concerned by the “foreign terrorist organization” designation for the Iran-backed Houthis that former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced just 10 days before the end of the Trump administration. Many fear that move, which comes with strict U.S. sanctions, will unnecessarily exacerbate what is already one of the world's worst humanitarian crises. Of all the steps that Trump and Pompeo took in their waning days “that's the priority in my book,” Blinken said of the designation. “We're taking a very urgent and a very close look at that.” The Treasury Department has already moved to suspend some of the sanctions affiliated with the designation, but aid groups say that mass famine could result if they are not all lifted. The pause in the arms sales to the UAE and Saudi Arabia, which were announced just days after the Nov. 6 election that Trump lost to now-President Joe Biden, is also related to Yemen. Critics fear the two Arab nations may use advanced U.S. weaponry to continue the Saudi-led war in Yemen with a significant risk of civilian casualties. The department billed the temporary suspension, which includes a halt to a $23 billion transfer of stealth F-35 fighters to the UAE, as "a routine administrative action" for a new administration. Blinken said the sales are under review to determine if they meet U.S. national security objectives. On Afghanistan, Blinken said the Biden administration wanted to take a detailed look at the February 2020 peace deal negotiated between the Trump administration and the Taliban to try to extricate U.S. troops from the country after nearly 20 years of war. “We need to understand exactly what is in the agreement” before deciding how to proceed, he said. Khalilzad, the chief U.S. negotiator, has been asked to remain on the job so he can “continue the vital work he is performing.” On Iran, Blinken repeated comments Biden has made previously and that he himself made to lawmakers at his confirmation hearing just last week. Blinken said the administration is prepared to ease sanctions that the Trump administration re-imposed on Iran as long as Iran returns to full compliance with the 2015 deal. At that point, Blinken said the administration would look to strengthen and lengthen the terms of the accord. But, he said, “we're a long way from that point." Biden has vowed to reverse Trump's approach, which had alienated many traditional U.S. allies who perceived it as a hardline unilateral approach that left no room for negotiation. Blinken said that after four years, the United States would again engage with allies on a reciprocal, rather than a purely transactional, basis. “The world is watching us intently right now,” Blinken said. “They want to know if we can heal our nation. They want to see whether we will lead with the power of our example and if we will put a premium on diplomacy with our allies and partners to meet the great challenges of our time — like the pandemic, climate change, the economic crisis, threats to democracies, fights for racial justice and the danger to our security and global stability posed by our rivals and adversaries.” Blinken, a 58-year-old longtime Biden confidant, was confirmed to be the 71st secretary of state by the Senate on Tuesday in a 78-22 vote. The position is the most senior Cabinet post, with the secretary fourth in the line of presidential succession. A former deputy secretary of state in the Obama administration, Blinken pledged that U.S. global leadership is back and that the State Department will be “central” to that.. Blinken inherited a deeply demoralized and depleted career workforce at the State Department. Neither of his two immediate predecessors under Trump, Rex Tillerson or Pompeo, offered strong resistance to repeated attempts to gut the agency. Those were thwarted only by congressional intervention. Blinken said he would promote and protect the foreign service, which had been sidelined during the Trump era, and that after four years of atrophy the State Department will once again play a leading role in America’s relations with the world. Matthew Lee, The Associated Press
A dramatic match in Bergamo saw five different goalscorers, a red card and a missed penalty as Atalanta came out on top in a rematch of the 2019 final, won 2-0 by Lazio.
The Capitol Police Union blasted the department's leadership one day after congressional testimony by acting Police Chief Yogananda Pittman, who said that the department knew two days before Jan. 6 that there was a "strong potential for violence and that Congress was the target." "The disclosure that the entire executive team (former Chief [Steven] Sund, now Acting Chief Pittman, and Assistant Chief [Chad] Thomas) knew what was coming but did not better prepare us for potential violence, including the possible use of firearms against us, is unconscionable," union Chairman Gus Papathanasiou said in a statement Wednesday. The acting chief of the U.S. Capitol Police apologized to lawmakers during Tuesday's hearing for not being more prepared for the attack.
Messi tapped in Antoine Griezmann's pass to equalise before turning creator, sending Jordi Alba through, with Frenkie de Jong at the back post to seal a 2-1 victory.
Theatrical box office takings in Japan fell by 45% in 2020, compared with the previous year, as coronavirus took its toll on cinemagoing. But that makes Japan one of the most resilient major box office territories. Data published Wednesday by the Motion Picture Producers Association of Japan (Eiren) show that total box office was $1.37 […]
Kendrick Nunn (Miami Heat) with a dunk vs the Denver Nuggets, 01/27/2021