Relocation, health-and-safety protocols, actual COVID outbreaks, plus regular injuries have all taken their roll on a Raptors roster that could have competed at the top of the Eastern Conference in a different season.
Relocation, health-and-safety protocols, actual COVID outbreaks, plus regular injuries have all taken their roll on a Raptors roster that could have competed at the top of the Eastern Conference in a different season.
Canadian National is likely to sweeten its $33.7 billion offer to buy Kansas City Southern railroad to secure the deal over rival Canadian Pacific, according to a report. The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday, based on anonymous sources, that Canadian National was likely to offer to pay the $700 million breakup fee that Kansas City Southern will owe to Canadian Pacific if it decides to walk away from CP's initial $25 billion offer. Canadian National and Kansas City Southern railroads didn't immediately respond Thursday to questions about the deal.
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5N Plus Inc. (TSX: VNP) ("5N Plus or the "Company"), a leading global producer of specialty semiconductors and performance materials, held its Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (the "Meeting") virtually today. Over 55,430,225 shares (68.09% of outstanding common shares) were at the Meeting. As part of the formal proceedings, the Company's shareholders elected the Board of Directors and approved the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as independent auditor of the Company. The complete voting results from the Meeting are presented below.
Tel Aviv, Israel, May 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Save Foods, Inc. (“Save Foods” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: SVFD), an agri-food-tech company focused on developing and selling eco-friendly products specifically designed to extend the shelf life and ensure food safety of fresh fruits and vegetables, today announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering of 1,090,909 shares of Common Stock at a price to the public of $11.00 per share. The gross proceeds to the Company from this offering are expected to be approximately $12,000,000, before deducting underwriting discounts, commissions and other offering expenses, and excluding the exercise of the over-allotment option, if any. Save Foods has granted the underwriter a 45-day option to purchase up to 163,636 additional shares of Common Stock to cover over-allotments, if any, at the public offering price, less the underwriting discounts and commissions. All of the shares of common stock are being offered by the Company. The Offering is expected to close May 18, 2021, subject to satisfaction of customary closing conditions. The Company has received approval to list its common stock on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol “SVFD” and is expected to begin trading on May 14, 2021. ThinkEquity, a division of Fordham Financial Management, Inc., is acting as sole book-running manager for the offering. Save Foods intends to use the proceeds of the offering for product research and development and purchase of lab equipment, gaining regulatory approvals and commercialization, building up its sales and marketing, working capital and general corporate purposes. The Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) declared effective a registration statement on Form S-1 relating to these securities on May 13, 2021. A final prospectus relating to this offering will be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The offering is being made only by means of a prospectus. Copies of the final prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained, when available, by contacting ThinkEquity, a division of Fordham Financial Management, Inc., 17 State Street, 22nd Floor, New York, New York 10004, Telephone: (877) 436-3673, email: email@example.com. Investors may also obtain these documents at no cost by visiting the SEC’s website at https://www.sec.gov. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction. About Save Foods, Inc.Save Foods is an innovative, dynamic company addressing two of the most significant challenges in the AgriFoodTech industry: food waste & loss and food safety. We are dedicated to delivering integrated solutions for improved safety, freshness and quality, every step of the way from field to fork. Collaborating closely with our customers, we develop new solutions that benefit the entire supply chain and improve the safety and quality of life of both the workers and the consumers alike. Our initial applications are in post-harvest treatments in fruit and vegetable packing houses processing citrus fruits, avocado, pears, bell peppers and mangos. By controlling and preventing pathogen contamination and significantly reducing the use of hazardous chemicals and their residues, Save Foods products not only prolong fresh produce shelf life and reduce food loss and waste, it also ensures a safe, natural, and healthy product. For more information, please visit https://savefoods.co/, the content of which is not a part of this press release. Forward Looking StatementsThis press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and other Federal securities laws. Words such as “expects,” “anticipates,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “seeks,” “estimates” and similar expressions or variations of such words are intended to identify forward-looking statements. For example, Save Foods is using forward-looking statements in this press release when it discusses the expected timing of the closing of the offering, the possible offering of additional shares of Common Stock, and the intended use of proceeds. Because such statements deal with future events and are based on Save Foods’ current expectations, they are subject to various risks and uncertainties. Actual results, performance or achievements of Save Food could differ materially from those described in or implied by the statements in this press release. The forward-looking statements contained or implied in this press release are subject to other risks and uncertainties, including market conditions and the satisfaction of all conditions to, and the closing of, the offering, as well as those discussed under the heading “Risk Factors” in Save Foods’ annual report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on March 29, 2021, and in any subsequent filings with the SEC. Except as otherwise required by law, Save Foods undertakes no obligation to publicly release any revisions to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. References and links to websites have been provided as a convenience, and the information contained on such websites is not incorporated by reference into this press release. Save Foods is not responsible for the contents of third-party websites. 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The husband of former Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey will avoid jail time, a judge ruled Thursday, and instead enter a diversion program after pointing a gun at Black Lives Matter members who demonstrated outside the couple’s home last year, according to the Los Angeles Times. David Lacey, 67, faced three misdemeanor charges of assault with a firearm in the March 2, 2020, incident, which occurred the day before his wife faced a contentious primary race.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday rejected a second attempt by opponents of the proposed Twin Metals copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota to invalidate the mineral rights leases needed for the project. U.S. District Judge Trevor McFadden said new arguments and evidence raised by the opponents in the 2020 lawsuit would not have changed the outcome of the case, which challenged the Interior Department's 2019 decision to renew the decades-old leases for the site near Ely. The plaintiffs included the Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters, Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness, several businesses in the Ely area, and other groups that said the Interior Department failed to conduct a sufficiently extensive environmental review, and therefore unlawfully renewed the leases. “Plaintiffs have moved the needle from ‘no evidence’ to ‘some evidence.’ But they are still far from submitting the ‘clear evidence’ needed to surmount the presumption that Interior faithfully discharged its duties," McFadden wrote. The Obama administration in its final weeks refused to renew the leases, citing the potential threat to the nearby Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. But the Trump administration reversed that decision and reinstated the leases. In his previous ruling, the judge framed the agency's decision as correcting its own error. When Twin Metals, which is owned by the Chilean mining giant Antofagasta PLC, submitted its formal mine plan to federal and state regulators in 2019, the company said its design would prevent any acid mine drainage. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is still reviewing that plan. The Associated Press
MONTREAL — The husband of an Indigenous woman subjected to disparaging comments as she lay dying in hospital told a Quebec coroner's inquiry Thursday his wife didn't deserve to have her life end that way. Joyce Echaquan, 37, an Atikamekw mother of seven, livestreamed video from the hospital in Joliette, Que., last September as female staff were heard insulting and mocking her. The coroner's inquest into her death began Thursday. The Facebook Live video circulated widely on social media and prompted widespread indignation across the country. Two hospital employees were subsequently dismissed. Carol Dubé, 43, her husband of 23 years, told the inquiry Echaquan was an exceptional wife and mother. He said she loved life, family, animals and travelling through the territory of her ancestors. “She didn't ask to end her life like that with those people who insulted her, who disparaged her," Dubé said, adding that getting justice for her would be the best outcome. Dubé said after the birth of their sixth child in 2014, his wife had health problems, including heart issues and diabetes, and didn't like going to the hospital in Joliette, about 70 kilometres northeast of Montreal. He said although he had never heard any racist comments when he accompanied her, it was different when she went alone. His wife, he said, was allegedly pressured into having three abortions and was apprehensive about seeking treatment there. Aside from comments, Dubé said she was also afraid of being restrained or given painkillers. Echaquan was taken to hospital by ambulance with stomach pains on Sept. 26 and had told her husband in a text she had bleeding in her stomach. The pain had started a week earlier and got progressively worse. She died in hospital on Sept. 28, not long after posting the video. Dubé said he met with hospital officials the day after the death and they told him she had two litres of blood pumped from her stomach and was intubated. Her husband said they told him Echaquan's death was natural and there wouldn't be an autopsy. He noted the doctor delivering the news wouldn't look him in the eye. Coroner Géhane Kamel expressed her condolences each time a family member finished testifying. Kamel took the exceptional measure of coming down from her chair to approach Dubé and express her condolences. Moments earlier, he had concluded by saying he was still grieving and trying to understand the actions of the staff. "That's why we're here," Kamel said. "You will get those answers." The couple's oldest daughter, Marie-Wasianna Echaquan Dubé, 20, testified she saw her mother's social media post and rushed to the hospital but was unable to speak to her. She said her mother was still restrained and health officials were in the process of trying to resuscitate her. “I was scared seeing the video,” Echaquan Dubé said. “I was angry too, what I heard in the video, to see her cry, to hear her in fear.” In an emotional plea, Echaquan Dubé said she wants answers to why her mother died how she did. “I am here for my brothers and my sister, as I will continue to be," Echaquan Dubé said. "I'm here for Joyce, my mother … I'm here because I want justice to be done and I don't want anyone to forget Joyce Echaquan." Kamel will preside over the public hearings and will hear from about 50 witnesses, including health-care staff, whose identities are protected by publication bans, expert witnesses and members of Echaquan's family. The coroner said in her opening statement her role is to maintain an open mind, but she emphasized that the behaviour and attitude of hospital staff toward Echaquan are integral to understanding the circumstances of her death. She said she was approaching the process with one certainty. "I am deeply convinced that we must learn to live together and to welcome differences as a collective wealth," Kamel said. "These cultural differences are gems that should be welcomed by all who live in Quebec." The probe will sit for 13 days between May 13 and June 2 at the provincial courthouse in Trois-Rivières, Que., about halfway between Montreal and Quebec City. The first witness was Martin Pichette, a Quebec provincial police officer who oversaw an investigation into Echaquan's death. They spoke to 36 people during their investigation, he said, adding that nothing criminal was found to have occurred. Dubé spoke to reporters outside the courthouse before the proceedings began, surrounded by his children and supporters. "I feel ready, I feel confident," Dubé said, adding that they were the only comments he intended to make to the media until the hearings are complete. "I'm like you, I don't know what awaits us yet. I will try to understand, like you." The family's lawyer, Patrick Ménard-Martin, told reporters it was an important step for a family that has been seeking answers. A coroner's inquest does not rule on liability but rather looks at the causes and circumstances of a death and comes up with recommendations to avoid similar occurrences. This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 13, 2021. Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ascot Resources Ltd (TSX: AOT; OTCQX: AOTVF) (“Ascot” or the “Company”) announces the Company’s unaudited financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2021 (“Q1 2021”). For details of the unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements and Management's Discussion and Analysis for the three months ended March 31, 2021, please see the Company’s filings on SEDAR (www.sedar.com). Derek White, President and CEO, commented, "Ascot has had a very productive first quarter of 2021, which included submitting the permit amendment application and completing the basic engineering. Subsequent to the quarter end, the Company raised just over $80 million, which together with our project financing facilities provides the funding to construct the Premier Gold Project (“PGP”). Ascot team is preparing the early work and construction planning and we anticipate mobilising people on site to advance the project in late May. Additionally, we see an opportunity to further advance on our numerous exploration targets and convert inferred resources into the mine plan both from underground and surface.” All amounts herein are reported in $000s of Canadian dollars (“C$”) unless otherwise specified Q1 2021 AND RECENT HIGHLIGHTS On April 20, 2021, the Company closed a bought deal private placement. A total of 24,000,000 common shares of the Company were sold at a price of $0.86 per common share for gross proceeds of $20,640. The proceeds will be used to fund the construction of PGP as well as for working capital and general corporate purposes.On April 9, 2021, the Company closed a bought deal financing. A total of 70,700,000 common shares of the Company were sold at a price of $0.86 per common share for gross proceeds of $60,802. The proceeds will be used to fund the construction of PGP and for general working capital purposes. This bought deal financing met the minimum equity raise requirement in the credit agreement of the Company’s credit facilities.On March 18, 2021, the Company provided an update on permitting, engineering and exploration of the PGP. During the Basic Engineering studies, the project team focused on reducing operating risk by upgrading components of the grinding area and associated electrical requirements. In addition, cost inflation related to steel prices and indirect costs also increased our initial capital estimate. This has resulted in a revised estimate for the initial capital which is approximately 20% higher than the initial capital estimate in the feasibility study published in May 2020 or a total of $176,000.On January 31, 2021, the Company submitted the Joint Mines Act / Environmental Management Act Permit Application (“Joint MA/EMA Application”) to amend Mines Act Permit M-179 and Environmental Management Act Permit PE-8044 for regulatory screening and then review. Subsequently, the screening phase was completed and the Joint MA/EMA Application moved to technical review phase on March 25, 2021. FINANCIAL RESULTS FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2021 The Company reported a net income of $2,673 for Q1 2021 compared to a net loss of $3,484 for Q1 2020. The net income for Q1 2021 was driven by a $5,038 accounting gain on change in fair value of derivative liabilities and a $489 decrease in stock-based compensation charge due to fewer stock options granted in Q1 2021 compared to Q1 2020. LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES During Q1 2021, 280,000 stock options and 15,558 DSUs were issued. No common shares or RSUs were issued in Q1 2021. As at March 31, 2021, the Company had cash & cash equivalents balance of $36,425. Included in cash and cash equivalents is $248, which is required to be spent on flow-through expenditures prior to December 31, 2022. Subsequent to the quarter end, the Company raised a combined $81,442 through a bought deal financing and private placement to fund the construction of its Premier Gold Project and for general working capital purposes. The Company has sufficient funding to meet its obligations for the next twelve months. Qualified Person John Kiernan, P. Eng., Chief Operating Officer of the Company, is the Company’s Qualified Person (QP) as defined by National Instrument 43-101 and has reviewed and approved the technical contents of this news release. ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OFASCOT RESOURCES LTD. “Derek C. White”, President and CEO For further information contact:Kristina HoweVP, Investor Relations778-725-1060 / email@example.com About Ascot Resources Ltd. Ascot is a Canadian-based exploration and development company focused on re-starting the past producing historic Premier gold mine, located in British Columbia's Golden Triangle. The Company continues to define high-grade resources for underground mining with the near-term goal of converting the underground resources into reserves, while continuing to explore nearby targets on its Premier/Dilworth and Silver Coin properties (collectively referred to as the Premier Gold Project). Ascot's acquisition of IDM Mining added the high-grade gold and silver Red Mountain Project to its portfolio and positions the Company as a leading consolidator of high-quality assets in the Golden Triangle. For more information about the Company, please refer to the Company’s profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com or visit the Company’s web site at www.ascotgold.com, or for a virtual tour visit www.vrify.com under Ascot Resources. The TSX has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information All statements, trend analysis and other information contained in this press release about anticipated future events or results constitute forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are often, but not always, identified by the use of words such as “seek”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “plan”, “estimate”, “expect” and “intend” and statements that an event or result “may”, “will”, “should”, “could” or “might” occur or be achieved and other similar expressions. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included herein are forward-looking statements, including statements in respect of the closing of the Private Placement and the use of proceeds. Although Ascot believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements and/or information are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements since Ascot can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results or events to differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements, including the risks, uncertainties and other factors identified in the Ascot’s periodic filings with Canadian securities regulators, and assumptions made with regard to: the estimated costs associated with construction of the Project; the timing of the anticipated start of production at the Projects; the ability to maintain throughput and production levels at the Premier Mill; the tax rate applicable to the Company; future commodity prices; the grade of Resources and Reserves; the ability of the Company to convert inferred resources to other categories; the ability of the Company to reduce mining dilution; the ability to reduce capital costs. Forward-looking statements are subject to business and economic risks and uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results of operations to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from Ascot’s expectations include risks associated with the business of Ascot; risks related to exploration and potential development of Ascot’s projects; business and economic conditions in the mining industry generally; fluctuations in commodity prices and currency exchange rates; uncertainties relating to interpretation of drill results and the geology, continuity and grade of mineral deposits; the need for cooperation of government agencies and indigenous groups in the exploration and development of properties and the issuance of required permits; the need to obtain additional financing to develop properties and uncertainty as to the availability and terms of future financing; the possibility of delay in exploration or development programs and uncertainty of meeting anticipated program milestones; uncertainty as to timely availability of permits and other governmental approvals; risks associated with COVID-19 including adverse impacts on the world economy, construction timing and the availability of personnel; and other risk factors as detailed from time to time and additional risks identified in Ascot’s filings with Canadian securities regulators on SEDAR in Canada (available at www.sedar.com). The timing of future economic studies; labour disputes and other risks of the mining industry; delays in obtaining governmental approvals, financing or in the completion of Project as well as those factors discussed in the Annual Information Form of the Company dated March 13, 2020 in the section entitled "Risk Factors", under Ascot’s SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com. Forward-looking statements are based on estimates and opinions of management at the date the statements are made. Ascot does not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking statements.
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PARIS (AP) — Monaco fell behind but quickly recovered to rout fourth-tier Rumilly-Vallieres 5-1 on Thursday and set up a French Cup final against title holder Paris Saint-Germain. PSG has reached seven straight finals and aims for a record-extending 14th trophy next Wednesday at Stade de France. Monaco bids for a sixth cup victory, having last won in 1991 and losing its previous final to PSG in 2010. Monaco is third in the French league and pushing for a Champions League spot, yet fell behind in the 20th minute after ex-pro Alexi Peuget netted following a poor clearance from defender Djibril Sidibe. Monaco equalized seven minutes later when home midfielder Arthur Bozon headed a cross into his own net, and led five minutes later as midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni headed in from a corner delivered by Cesc Fabregas. Kevin Volland missed an open goal for Monaco from close range shortly before the break. But strike partner Wissam Ben Yedder put the game beyond doubt with a flick over the goalie in the 55th for his 21st goal of the season. Former World Cup winner Fabregas floated in a deft free kick before Russia midfielder Aleksandr Golovin added the fifth as Monaco coasted. In Wednesday's tense semifinal, PSG led twice through goals by Kylian Mbappe but needed penalty kicks to beat Montpellier. PSG is second in the French league and two points ahead of Monaco with two games remaining, but lost home and away to Monaco this season. ___ More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/hub/soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The Associated Press
Last Chance for Animals Applauds the Reintroduction of the PSPA LCA Applauds Congressional Action The PSPA Protects Companion Animals from Class B Dealers LOS ANGELES, May 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Last Chance for Animals (LCA), an international animal rights organization, applauds the reintroduction of the Pet Safety and Protection Act (PSPA), into the 117th Congressional session. The PSPA is important federal legislation that prohibits the sale of random-sourced dogs and cats by USDA licensed Class B dealers to research facilities. The Bill was reintroduced by Representatives Mike Doyle (D-PA) and Chris Smith (R-NJ). Class B dealers can be licensed by the USDA to sell random-source dogs and cats to research facilities. The random source “system” makes it difficult for laboratories that acquire dogs and cats through Class B dealers to know the true source of the animals they are acquiring, and the USDA has stated they cannot guarantee dogs and cats used in research are legally acquired. “Class B dealers notoriously abused the law to buy and sell dogs and cats, often through illegal means and with many of these defenseless creatures used for painful experimental procedures,” said Congressman Doyle. “We must permanently ban the sale of random source dogs and cats by Class B dealers before any more animals are unnecessarily hurt. That’s why we’ve reintroduced the Pet Safety and Protection Act – to end this cruel pipeline into laboratories once and for all.” “On behalf of LCA, we would like to commend Representatives Doyle and Smith for reintroducing the Pet Safety and Protection Act,” said Chris DeRose, President and Founder of Last Chance for Animals. “Since the inception of Last Chance for Animals over 35 years ago, protecting dogs and cats from the brutal and nefarious industry of Class B animal dealers has been a primary goal. The PSPA is vital legislation and will close the door on an industry Congress has fought to eliminate since passage of the Animal Welfare Act in 1966.” LCA was founded on the issue of vivisection and has been investigating Class B dealers since 1988. Investigations have exposed elaborate pet theft rings; the severe neglect and abuse of animals by Class B dealers; and research facilities procuring lost and stolen dogs and cats from Class B dealers. Investigations by LCA have resulted in Class B dealers convicted of felonies; serving time in prison; and Class B dealer licenses permanently revoked. In 2006, HBO’s Genesis-award winning documentary Dealing Dogs was released. The documentary profiled LCA’s ground-breaking investigation and subsequent conviction of C.C. Baird, the largest Class B dealer in America. The documentary exposed the truth about Class B dealers’ abhorrent cruelty and spurred a national movement against the Class B dealer industry. “Class B dealers routinely failed to meet even the most basic Animal Welfare Act standards – which is why NIH and other reputable research institutes did not use them,” said Rep. Smith. “While much progress has been made to prevent these dealers from exploiting and abusing animals, we must do more to put an end to the serious problems associated with Class B dealers and their troubled past. By closing them down once and for all, the Pet Safety and Protection Act will give people greater confidence in our research programs and go a long way toward ensuring that all animals are treated humanely.” The problem of stolen pets being sold to laboratories for scientific research dates back to 1966, when Life magazine ran an article titled, “Concentration Camps for Lost and Stolen Pets: Your Dog is in Cruel Danger.” The article profiled animal dealers who sold random-sourced dogs and cats for scientific research, and exposed animals housed in filthy, squalid conditions and severely neglected. When the Animal Welfare Act was passed in 1966, one of its priorities was to put an end to lost or stolen companion animals being sold to scientific research by animal dealers. Since 2010, language has been included annually in the Agriculture Appropriations bill that states any Class B dealer who supplies random-sourced dogs and cats to research facilities cannot renew their Class B license after expiry. Further, the National Institute of Health stopped funding laboratories that obtain random source dogs and cats from Class B dealers. Although these are important steps and the number of Class B dealers supplying dogs and cats to research has declined, passing the PSPA is the only way to solve this over 50-year-old problem. ABOUT LAST CHANCE FOR ANIMALS:LCA is an international non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating animal exploitation through education, investigations, legislation, and public awareness campaigns. Since its formation in 1984, LCA has succeeded as one of the nation's pioneer animal advocacy groups. LCA's educational and public outreach programs have empowered the public to make positive changes for animals in their communities. For more information, visit https://www.lcanimal.org/. MEDIA CONTACTKevin Mercurikevin@propheta.com212-901-6914 ext 701 A photo accompanying this announcement is available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/725d52ef-5dba-4806-ae9b-6425cdd02576
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MONCTON, N.B. — RCMP in New Brunswick say they have secured an area near Moncton's Centennial Park and people can resume their daily activities. The notice was issued shortly after 6 p.m. Thursday evening after police responded to what they called a credible report of shots fired earlier in the day. "At this time no arrest has been made and the investigation is ongoing. Thank you for your co-operation," police said in an Alert Ready message. The RCMP released few details during the day about the incident but said there had been no reports of injuries. An initial Alert Ready message was issued in the area at 10:17 a.m., advising residents, schools and businesses near Centennial Park to lock their doors, shelter in place and stay away from windows. RCMP Cpl. Hans Ouellette said police responded to a call at 8:30 a.m. of shots fired in the area. New Brunswick RCMP tweeted that the report of gunfire "has been confirmed as credible and no injuries have been reported." The RCMP asked the public not to call 911 or police seeking additional information. "It's important to keep police phone lines available for information related to locate the individual," they wrote on Twitter. They asked anyone with information that could assist in the investigation to contact them immediately. Ouellette said residents living near the park, including Millennium Boulevard, Killam Drive and Russ Howard Drive, should "lock their doors, stay away from the windows and shelter in place." RCMP are asking the public not to post information on social media about police locations or operations. The Anglophone East School District says schools in the area were on lockdown for much of the day. The affected schools were Bessborough, Hillcrest, Harrison Trimble and Bernice MacNaughton High School. Moncton Christian Academy was also on lockdown. Staff there say they were told by police to keep students inside with doors locked. The Horizon Health Network closed its COVID-19 assessment centre and blood collection clinic at the Moncton Coliseum as a precaution. This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 13, 2021. — By Kevin Bissett in Fredericton. The Canadian Press
Jimmy Howard laughed. A year since hanging up his pads after tending goal for 14 seasons in the NHL, Howard was tickled by the differences in goalie equipment over that time. “Everything about equipment has changed,” he said. Few positions in professional sports have experienced more drastic equipment changes in recent decades than hockey goaltender. As recently as 45 years ago, some goalies played without a mask, and the ensuing generations went from bland, brown leg pads that soaked up sweat over the course of a game to lightweight pads that make them equipped to handle shots coming off composite-material sticks faster and harder than ever before. “My son’s 16 and I look at his equipment compared to mine when I retired — and that’s eight years ago — and it’s night and day," said Martin Biron, who played in the NHL from 1995-2013. ”The blades are better. Everything is better. The equipment that I had eight years ago would be dinosaur-like to goalies now." Career games played, wins and shutouts leader Martin Brodeur figured he weighed 2 or 3 pounds more at the end of a game than the start, just from the pads taking on his sweat from 60 minutes or more in the crease. Ron Hextall used to break in his pads for three months before using them. Not anymore. "You can also use equipment right out the box," two-time Stanley Cup-winning starting goalie Chris Osgood said. “The size of equipment got bigger and it weighed less. It was a game-changer.” Better goaltending equipment has changed the game and how the position is played. Gone are the days of Bernie Parent and Dominik Hasek contorting their bodies to make saves — a lost art of sorts, but a necessary one with equipment that prioritizes the butterfly style of going to the knees as the default setting. “It’s impossible, even if you wanted to, to stand up with the pads that they’re wearing today because if you stood up and tried to make a save, you can’t get your heels together to close your five hole," goalie-turned NBC Sports analyst Brian Boucher said. “You have to butterfly. You’ve got to go on the ice. That’s the only way those pads work.” That's why Parent liked the old pads. He said goalies of his era “had more flexibility because the pads weren’t as stiff as they are now.” But changes in technology — and NHL rules that shrunk the size of some equipment — had some advantages for athletic netminders. “They thought it would increase scoring and maybe take away from the goalies when you took the bigger gear away, but in my mind, I actually felt like I could move better,” said Michael Leighton, who played 126 NHL games from 2003-2017 and broke Hall of Famer Johnny Bower's American Hockey League shutout record. "They took away that kind of bulkiness that maybe restricted some of your movements a little bit, where now everything’s contoured to you and you move a lot easier.” Goalies feel free to move about the ice, unlike in Kelly Hrudey's days in the 1980s and ’90s. The guy who backstopped Los Angeles to the 1993 Cup Final often would allow lift his foot off the ice to let shots go by in practice so the puck wouldn't hit his toes. “I was OK with that because I just didn’t need my toes to get more bruised up than they already were,” said Hrudey, now an analyst for Sportsnet in Canada. “That’s the greatest change for that position because we were afraid of the puck at times, and these guys just never are. They’re rarely ever hurt by a shot, and we were always dinged up.” The protective elements have undoubtedly made modern goaltenders more fearless. While some have complained the league's most recent restrictions on chest and shoulder pads have caused a few more bruises, it's a far cry from decades ago when goalies would feel every shot. “When we’d get hit with shots, we still feel them,” said Jim Rutherford, who played from 1970-82. "Some harder than others, some to the point where it would actually hurt. And the equipment today is just so much safer.” ___ AP Hockey Writer Larry Lage contributed. ___ Follow AP Hockey Writer Stephen Whyno on Twitter at https://twitter.com/SWhyno ___ More AP NHL: https://apnews.com/hub/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Stephen Whyno, The Associated Press
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