The Home Secretary was asked how she would respond if a male colleague said the best way to deal with her was to 'pat her on her bottom and send her on her way', before being told it was a direct quote from Boris Johnson
The Home Secretary was asked how she would respond if a male colleague said the best way to deal with her was to 'pat her on her bottom and send her on her way', before being told it was a direct quote from Boris Johnson
TORONTO — Milan Lucic made it clear his 1,000th game in the NHL wouldn't mean as much without Calgary securing a much-needed victory. Johnny Gaudreau wound up delivering the goods against their former teammate in emphatic style. The winger scored 36 seconds into overtime as the Flames defeated the Maple Leafs 3-2 on Tuesday in the ninth and final meeting between the clubs this season. "Personally, it's a great achievement," the bruising Lucic said of his milestone. "It makes it that much better when you get a big win." Gaudreau took a pass from Elias Lindholm on a 2-on-1 in the extra period before deking to the forehand for his 15th goal of the campaign on David Rittich, who made his Toronto debut after being acquired from Calgary in a trade late Sunday. "Lindy does a really good job of handling that puck off his skates," added Lucic, who's also logged 124 playoff contests in his career. "Once he makes that pass through to Johnny, he's almost automatic. "Beauty by him." Gaudreau, who also had an assist, said the Flames went through a couple shootouts in practice leading up to Monday's trade deadline when Rittich was still with the team. "I normally don't go to my forehand," he said. "I think I fooled him a little bit." Lindholm and Juuso Valimaki scored in regulation for Calgary (18-21-3), while Jacob Markstrom made 24 saves as the Flames picked up consecutive wins for the first time since mid-March ahead of Wednesday's trip to Montreal for a game against the Canadiens — the team they're chasing for the North Division's final playoff spot. "A great teammate," Gaudreau said of Lucic. "A guy that a lot of us in our locker room look up to. To be able to be part of his 1,000th game and get a win for him was a great night." Zach Hyman, with a goal and an assist, and Alexander Kerfoot replied for Toronto (28-11-4). Rittich, who was still mostly sporting Calgary gear, stopped 25 shots. "It was tough," Rittich said of playing his old mates. "I've got some (life-long) friends there." "Beautiful city, great guys," he added of Toronto. "A bunch of beauties." John Tavares had two assists as the Leafs lost for the second time in as many nights after falling 4-2 in Montreal on Monday to snap a 9-0-1 run. Toronto finished 6-2-1 against Calgary in 2021 and sits seven points up on the Winnipeg Jets, who visit Scotiabank Arena on Thursday, for first in the North. "He's been great, loves to chat," Tavares said of Rittich, who gave Jack Campbell a breather. "Quite the circumstances the last 48 hours for him. Probably the main reason we got a point." The deal for Rittich — Toronto shipped a 2022 third-round pick the other way — was just one of the trades made ahead of the deadline by Leafs general manager Kyle Dubas, whose other moves included acquiring forwards Nick Foligno and Riley Nash from Columbus, and defenceman Ben Hutton from Anaheim. Rittich, who blanked his new team 3-0 on the same sheet of ice Feb. 22 and had a .941 save percentage in four starts against the Leafs in 2021, flew on the Flames' charter to Toronto on Monday because of COVID-19 restrictions related to commercial travel. "It was OK, a lot of chirps," Rittich said of the strange circumstances. "Some guys didn't hold back. "But at least I had a chance to say goodbye to all of them." The visitors snapped a 1-1 tie 34 seconds into the second period with Mitch Marner in the box for tripping when Lindholm wired his 11th. Markstrom made his best save of the night early in the third with a desperation effort at full stretch on Marner, but the Leafs got their equalizer at 6:17 when Kerfoot scored his seventh. Toronto's power play — an inexplicable 1 for 36 over the last 15 games — got its first chance midway through the period when Rasmus Andersson was assessed a double-minor for high-sticking, but couldn't generate much of anything until Tavares hit the post late in the man advantage. Calgary, which beat the Edmonton Oilers 5-0 on Saturday to snap a 1-8-0 slide before dealing centre Sam Bennett to Florida ahead of the deadline, opened the scoring at 4:37 of the first when Lucic found a wide-open Valimaki for his second. Lucic, who took a couple solo laps in warmups usually reserved for rookies, got an ovation from both benches during the first TV timeout to acknowledge his 1,000th game. "It wasn't really a thing when I was a rookie to get the single lap," Lucic said. "I never got to do it, so we thought no better time to do it than tonight." Toronto got even at 10:37 when Morgan Rielly's shot off the end boards bounced to Hyman for him to pop his 15th upstairs on Markstrom. Rielly's assist was the 300th point of his career, making him the sixth Toronto defenceman to reach that mark. Lucic and Scott Sabourin, who made his Leafs debut and played his first NHL game since March 11, 2020, dropped the gloves off the ensuing faceoff, with the Flames winger needing repairs for a cut above his right eye. "It was kind of funny," Lucic said. "When I saw he was in the lineup, I knew there was probably a 100 per cent chance that he was going to ask me to fight. They had just scored and I said yes." "I congratulated him on his thousand games," Sabourin said. "The next question was, 'Hey do you want one?' "He was nice enough to oblige." And the Flames did the same to get two points on Lucic's big night. "It just adds so much more to it, especially when we're desperate for wins," said the 33-year-old. "We get a big win like that against the best team in our division. We fought hard all night long. "Kudos for my teammates and coaches for stepping up and getting the win to add onto the milestone." This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 13, 2021. ___ Follow @JClipperton_CP on Twitter Joshua Clipperton, The Canadian Press
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Servify, announces the acquisition of key businesses of Munich based WebToGo, a one-stop provider for multichannel self-care and customer experience solutions for smartphones, tablets and laptops. This acquisition will help Servify further strengthen its global footprint both in terms of technology and people.
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VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Neptune Digital Assets Corp. (TSX-V:NDA) (OTC:NPPTF) (FSE:1NW) (the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a securities purchase agreement for a private placement of units of the Company (the “Units”), each comprised of one common share (a “Common Share”) and one-half of one warrant to purchase a Common Share (each whole warrant, a “Warrant”) to institutional investors at a purchase price of Cdn$1.35 per Unit for aggregate gross proceeds to the Company of approximately Cdn$40 million (the “Private Placement”). Each whole Warrant will entitle the holder thereof to purchase one Common Share at an exercise price of Cdn$1.75 per Common Share at any time prior to the three-year anniversary of the issuance date of the Warrants. H.C. Wainwright & Co. is acting as the exclusive placement agent for the Private Placement in the United States. The Common Shares and Warrants to be issued under the Private Placement will be qualified by way of a prospectus supplement under the Company’s base shelf prospectus dated April 12, 2021 (the “Prospectus Supplement”) which will be filed in the Province of British Columbia. In the United States, the Common Shares, Warrants and the shares issuable upon the exercise of the Warrants will be offered on a private placement basis pursuant to exemptions from the registration requirements of the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “U.S. Securities Act”), and certain other jurisdictions in accordance with applicable securities laws. The net proceeds of the Private Placement are expected to be used by the Company for the development of a 5MW clean tech Bitcoin mining facility, purchase of ASIC Bitcoin mining machines, Proof-of-Stake investments and general and administrative expenses. Details as to the specific allocation of the proceeds will be disclosed in the Prospectus Supplement. The closing of the Private Placement is expected to occur on or about April 16, 2021. The Company has applied to list the Common Shares offered and sold in the Private Placement and the Common Shares issuable upon the exercise of the Warrants on the TSX Venture Exchange (the “TSXV”). The Private Placement is subject to the satisfaction of certain customary closing conditions, including, but not limited to, the receipt of all necessary regulatory and stock exchange approvals (including, for certainty, the acceptance of the TSXV). This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of any of the securities in any jurisdiction in Canada in connection with the Private Placement. This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of the securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. This news release shall not constitute an offer of securities for sale in the United States. The securities being offered have not been, nor will they be, registered under the U.S. Securities Act and such securities may not be offered or sold within the United States absent registration under U.S. federal and state securities laws or an applicable exemption from such U.S. registration requirements. About Neptune Digital Assets Corp. Neptune Digital Assets aims to be a cryptocurrency leader with a diversified portfolio of investments and cryptocurrency operations across the digital asset ecosystem including Bitcoin mining, tokens, proof-of-stake cryptocurrencies, decentralized finance (DeFi), and associated blockchain technologies. ON BEHALF OF THE BOARDCale Moodie, President and CEONeptune Digital Assets Corp.1-800-545-0941www.neptunedigitalassets.com Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Service Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release. Forward-Looking Statements This release contains certain “forward looking statements” and certain “forward-looking information” as defined under applicable Canadian securities laws. 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Forward-looking statements and information include, but are not limited to, the completion of the Private Placement; the anticipated aggregate gross proceeds under the Private Placement; the qualification of the Common Shares and Warrants issued under the Private Placement and the filing of the Prospectus Supplement in British Columbia; the issuance of the Common Shares, Warrants and the shares issuable upon the exercise of the Warrants on a private placement basis pursuant to exemptions from the registration requirements of the United States Securities Act and certain other jurisdictions in accordance with applicable securities laws; the amount and use of the net proceeds of the Private Placement including the future development of a 5MW clean tech Bitcoin mining facility, purchase of ASIC Bitcoin mining machines, Proof-of-Stake investments and general and administrative expenses; the anticipated timing for the Company receiving ASIC Bitcoin mining machines; the Company’s agreement with third-parties with respect to developing a 5MW clean tech Bitcoin mining facility, including with respect to the anticipated power supply therefor; the anticipated Closing Date of the Private Placement; the listing of the Common Shares and Common Shares underlying the Warrants on the TSXV; the satisfaction of the closing conditions for the Private Placement; and the receipt of all necessary regulatory and stock exchange approvals for the Private Placement including, but not limited to, the acceptance of the TSXV. 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NEW YORK — Marcus Stroman was right. He was more than ready. Back on the mound two days after an abbreviated start, Stroman tossed six spotless innings and the New York Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-0 Tuesday night for a doubleheader sweep. Brandon Nimmo had three hits and three RBIs from the leadoff spot. Jonathan Villar followed up his game-winning single in the opener with a run-scoring double, and Stroman (2-0) outpitched Phillies ace Aaron Nola. “I just think we put two really good games together back-to-back today,” Stroman said. Both games of the single-admission twinbill, booked to make up Monday night’s rainout at Citi Field, were scheduled for seven innings in keeping with a rules change introduced during the pandemic-shortened 2020 season. In the first game, Pete Alonso and Villar each hit an RBI single in the eighth to give New York a 4-3 victory in extra innings. Dominic Smith socked an early two-run homer for the Mets. “You saw amazing starting pitching and you saw our lineup really grinding it out,” Nimmo said. “That’s how we drew it up. Very relieving to have that one in the books.” Stroman's outing Sunday against Miami lasted only nine pitches because the game was suspended due to rain. He tweeted his displeasure, saying it never should have started and he hated that he would have to wait another five days to pitch again. But after playing catch Monday, Stroman told manager Luis Rojas his arm would be ready Tuesday and he was taking the ball in the nightcap. Stroman said he spoke to his personal trainer, who put together a good preparation plan, and spent time in his hyperbaric chamber Tuesday morning to get ready “to dominate.” “This guy works so hard. He’s in unbelievable shape," Rojas said. “That’s why he was able to bounce back.” The cocksure 5-foot-7 righty hopped around excitedly all night, slapping his glove after inducing a pair of inning-ending double plays and even flipping his bat away after drawing a late walk at the plate. After his legs got cold on the bases, he figured it best to come out rather than try for a seven-inning complete game. “I could feel Stroman feeling good in that game," Nimmo said. “It just felt like he had it tonight.” Stroman was perfect over the first three innings and faced the minimum through four. He permitted four hits, all singles, and walked none. He struck out three and threw 86 pitches. Villar doubled home a run off Nola (0-1) in the fourth, and Nimmo added a two-run single. “When I don’t have my stuff, it’s hard to navigate through these guys,” Nola said. "They take a lot of pitches and make me battle.” Backup catcher Tomás Nido legged out his first career triple in the sixth and scored on Nimmo's single. Jeurys Familia got three outs to finish the six-hitter as New York sealed its first doubleheader sweep of the NL East rival Phillies since September 2011 at Citi Field. "We’re capable of swinging better and right now we’re facing guys who are throwing well,” Philadelphia manager Joe Girardi said. With the Mets down a run in the first game, Alonso opened the bottom of the eighth with a sharp single off Héctor Neris (0-1) that scored placement runner Francisco Lindor from second. It was New York’s first hit since the second inning. The Mets loaded the bases with one out for Villar, who entered as a pinch-runner in the seventh. He lofted a full-count pitch to left-centre over the head of left fielder Andrew McCutchen, playing shallow in hopes of cutting off the winning run. “It’s good to see those big hits in those moments,” Rojas said. “You can see the guys’ timing coming together.” Aided by a passed ball, the Phillies went ahead 3-2 in the top of the eighth on Didi Gregorius’ two-out infield single. Trevor May (1-1) then struck out Jean Segura with two runners in scoring position and got his first win for the Mets. GETTING HEATED There was some barking back and forth between the Mets’ bench and Phillies reliever José Alvarado during the first game after the left-hander buzzed Michael Conforto up and in and then drilled him near the right wrist with a 100 mph fastball in the sixth. Alvarado gestured dismissively in the direction of New York’s dugout, but nothing more came of it. X-rays on Conforto’s wrist were negative, the Mets said. Conforto sat out the nightcap, with Kevin Pillar playing right field instead. DRY SWINGS The Mets (4-3) were finally back on the field after showers stymied them the previous two days. New York had played just five games in the first 12 days of the season because of a COVID-19 outbreak among the Washington Nationals and then wet weather. FIRST TIME Top prospect Spencer Howard was added to Philadelphia's roster as the 27th man for the doubleheader. The right-hander made his first professional relief appearance in the second game, allowing one run in the sixth. UP NEXT Phillies: RHP Zack Wheeler (1-1, 2.31 ERA) pitches Wednesday night against his former team. Mets: Second-year lefty David Peterson (0-1, 13.50) gave up a career-high six runs over four innings last week in Philadelphia. Peterson has a 16.50 ERA in two career starts against the Phillies and a 2.64 ERA in nine outings versus all other teams. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/hub/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Mike Fitzpatrick, The Associated Press
PHOENIX — Deandre Ayton had 19 points and 13 rebounds and the Phoenix Suns got 65 points from their bench on the way to a 106-86 victory over the Miami Heat on Tuesday night. Cam Payne banked a layup high off the glass with less than a second left to give the Suns an 83-72 lead heading into the fourth. It was part of a big night for the Suns' reserves, which was the biggest reason they were able to slowly pull away from the Heat in the second half. Four bench players scored in double figures, including Cam Johnson (15 points), Payne (14), Torrey Craig (14) and Dario Saric (13). That offset a fairly quiet night for the Suns' All-Star backcourt of Devin Booker and Chris Paul. Booker finished with 12 points and Paul had five points and nine assists. The Suns have won 10 of their last 11 games, including three in a row. They improved to 39-15. The Heat fell to 28-26. Phoenix was 13 of 42 from 3-point range (31%), one night after setting a franchise record with 25 long balls. Miami had an even worse night from beyond the arc, making just 9 of 44 (20.5%). Jimmy Butler led the Heat with 18 points and Duncan Robinson added 15. The Heat jumped out to a 34-26 lead at the end of the first quarter after leading by as many as 13. The Suns fought back quickly and Paul hit a 3-pointer to tie it at 42-all with 8:18 left in the second. Phoenix pushed ahead 56-50 by halftime. Ayton led the Suns with 11 points and six rebounds before the break. Ariza and Dragic each scored 10 for the Heat. PAUL'S THEFTS Paul had two steals against the Heat, including one in the fourth quarter that was the 2,310th of his career. That puts him in a tie for No. 5 on the all-time list with Maurice Cheeks. Paul still has a way to go for the top spot. That's held by John Stockton who had 3,265, which is nearly 600 more than anyone else in NBA history. BUTLER HOBBLING Butler was down for a couple minutes early in the fourth quarter when he landed on Jevon Carter's foot after taking a jumper and twisted his right ankle. He eventually returned to the game and finished 6 of 16 from the field. He also had eight assists. TIP-INS Heat: F KZ Okpala (health and safety protocols) and G Victor Oladipo (right knee soreness) didn't play. Suns: F Abdel Nader missed his 13th straight game with right knee soreness. ... Jae Crowder scored five points one night after pouring in a season-high 26 points on a career-high eight 3-pointers. UP NEXT Heat: Travel to face the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday. Suns: Host the Sacramento Kings on Thursday. ___ Follow David Brandt at www.twitter.com/davidbrandtAP ___ More AP NBA coverage: https://apnews.com/hub/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports David Brandt, The Associated Press
Duncan Robinson (Miami Heat) with an and one vs the Phoenix Suns, 04/13/2021
In 2020, the 3rd Gen HAVAL H6 and JOLION in China received very high market attention, not only helping HAVAL H6 to maintain one of the best-selling SUV models, but also promoting HAVAL to become one of the best-selling SUV brands in China. A few days ago, Sam Liu, Vice President of GWM said: "GWM has launched three future-oriented global technology brands, and has the confidence in dealing with the transformation of the automobile industry. The launch of L.E.M.O.N., COFIS and TANK technology brands has officially announced that GWM will transform to a global mobility technology company, and its more intelligent, safe and trend-leading products will meet the needs of contemporary users for travel. Based on the overall technological upgrade brought by the technical brand, GWM has launched several new products on pickup and SUV models, represented by the 3rd Gen HAVAL H6 and JOLION. The brand-new models will consolidate the market position of HAVAL and refresh the brand image."
In todays' thought of the day, we bring to you words by the Indian American economist Gita Gopinath who has been the Chief Economist of the International Monetary Fund since 2019. She says, “the biggest losers from international trade are always those whose skills have a cheaper competitor in a different market.” (Video by Venkatesh. S)
Jae Crowder (Phoenix Suns) with an assist vs the Miami Heat, 04/13/2021
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Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said the attack, allegedly carried out by Israel, could hurt ongoing negotiations over Iran's nuclear deal with world powers
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Cameron Payne (Phoenix Suns) with a buzzer beater vs the Miami Heat, 04/13/2021
Royals hang on for 3-2 win over the Angels
Communities marched and mourned Tuesday in memory of Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man who was fatally shot by police during a traffic stop.
KKR fell short against by 10 runs. Out of the three matches played here, teams batting second have lost twice.