Raptors Over Everything host William Lou breaks down Toronto's 120-106 loss to the Boston Celtics on Thursday night.
Raptors Over Everything host William Lou breaks down Toronto's 120-106 loss to the Boston Celtics on Thursday night.
Texas junior Charli Collier declared for the WNBA draft Sunday. The Longhorns star will play in the Big 12 Tournament next week as well as potentially the NCAA Tournament. Collier had 17 double-doubles this season and has scored in double figures in all but two games this season — against Baylor and West Virginia.
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A senior European Medicines Agency (EMA) official urged European Union members on Sunday to refrain from granting national approvals for Russian COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V while the agency reviews its safety and effectiveness. Sputnik V has already been approved or is being assessed for approval in three EU member states - Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic - and EU officials have said Brussels could start negotiations with a vaccine maker if at least four member countries request it.
MADRID — The president of Barcelona when Lionel Messi began playing in Spain will also be in charge when the club tries to convince the star to stay. Joan Laporta was elected Barcelona president again on Sunday, inheriting a club in crisis and facing daunting problems that include a huge debt and the possible departure of Messi when his contract finishes at the end of the season. Laporta defeated businessman Víctor Font and longtime board member Toni Freixa, the other two candidates who were among the more than 110,000 members eligible to vote. The election was held just days after the club’s last elected president — Josep Maria Bartomeu — spent a night in jail while Catalan police investigated possible irregularities during his administration. The election, which was postponed from January because of the coronavirus pandemic, caps a week in which the club made worldwide headlines after a police raid at the team's headquarters led to arrests and further embarrassment for an institution that has long prided itself as “more than a club.” The police investigation was related to the so-called “Barçagate,” which involved allegations that the former executive board hired an internet services company to spread negative messages about its own players and opponents on social media to boost the image of senior club officials. Laporta, who has a five-year term, was the team’s president between 2003-2010, during Messi’s breakout seasons. Laporta has said all along during his campaign that he was the best candidate to convince the playmaker to stay. ___ More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/hub/soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports ___ Tales Azzoni on Twitter: http://twitter.com/tazzoni Tales Azzoni, The Associated Press
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Après avoir été mis sur pause en raison de la crise sanitaire, le projet de campus de l’École des entrepreneurs du Québec au Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean prend forme et une première programmation régionale devrait être proposée cet automne. Le directeur du nouveau campus régional de formation entrepreneuriale devrait être nommé dans les prochaines semaines, si tout se déroule tel qu’espéré, après l’appel de candidatures lancé au début de l’année. Le projet reprend ainsi son erre d’aller presque un an jour pour jour, alors que l’équipe de l’École des entrepreneurs du Québec se trouvait le 12 mars 2020 au Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean pour travailler à la mise sur pied du campus régional. La région venait alors, à la fin janvier, d’être sélectionnée pour recevoir l’un des quatre nouveaux campus régionaux de l’organisme à but non lucratif qui offre des formations et ateliers dédiés aux entrepreneurs de petites entreprises. Le directeur général de l’organisation, Michel Fortin, se souvient bien du chemin du retour, après la rencontre tenue dans la région, peu après que la crise sanitaire ait éclaté. « On était de retour dans le parc des Laurentides, et c’est là que le gouvernement nous a appelés pour mettre tout sur le hold, d’une certaine façon », partage en entrevue le directeur, qui est d’ailleurs originaire d’Alma. À partir de ce moment, les priorités de la Corporation d’innovation et développement Alma–Lac-Saint-Jean-Est (CIDAL), qui a piloté le dossier de candidature régional, ont aussi changé. Le développement de projets a été mis de côté pour se consacrer à l’aide d’urgence aux entreprises. Formation adaptée aux besoins régionaux Une fois le pire de la tempête passé, les démarches ont pu reprendre avec le comité aviseur du projet, qui est composé de différents partenaires économiques et du milieu institutionnel. Ce comité, qui avait été mis sur pied par la CIDAL, travaillera de pair avec le directeur du campus régional. Lorsqu’il sera en poste, le directeur régional pourra jeter les bases du nouveau campus en rencontrant virtuellement les partenaires du milieu. Les besoins de formation seront aussi identifiés afin de bâtir la première programmation adaptée aux besoins régionaux, qui devrait être prête pour l’automne. « L’offre de formation de l’École des entrepreneurs du Québec vient bonifier l’offre de formation actuelle et, avec le comité aviseur, on identifie des besoins que, peut-être au niveau de la formation, on pourrait creuser ou peaufiner », explique pour sa part le directeur général de la CIDAL, Martin Belzile, qui a été récemment nommé, après avoir assuré l’intérim à la tête de la corporation de développement économique de la MRC de Lac-Saint-Jean-Est. Quelque 400 ateliers L’École des entrepreneurs du Québec dispose actuellement de quelque 400 ateliers de formation qui peuvent être adaptés selon les besoins. « C’est d’adapter la formation, souvent selon l’industrie et selon les secteurs d’activité qui sont sur le territoire », expose Michel Fortin. Les formations peuvent également être adaptées pour répondre à des besoins de démarrage ou de croissance. Des thématiques spécifiques visant à outiller les entrepreneurs, abordant par exemple la gestion des liquidités, des ressources humaines ou encore l’innovation, peuvent également être ajustées aux réalités régionales. Ces formations s’adressent à des entrepreneurs de petites entreprises de 10 employés et moins. Des parcours personnalisés qui permettent de suivre les entrepreneurs pendant quelques mois sont aussi offerts par l’organisation. Campus régional basé à Alma Les activités du campus régional seront offertes en ligne dans un premier temps. Une nouvelle plateforme dédiée aux besoins de l’école est d’ailleurs en développement. Si la situation le permet, des formations en présentiel seront aussi proposées. L’emplacement des bureaux du campus régional n’est pas encore déterminé. Ils pourraient être implantés dans La SUITE entrepreneuriale Desjardins, l’incubateur de la CIDAL situé au centre-ville d’Alma, ou à proximité. « On prévoit aussi rendre des services à l’extérieur et couvrir l’ensemble du territoire régional », précise Martin Belzile. Deux ou trois ressources pourraient aussi s’ajouter à l’équipe régionale. Chaque campus de l’École des entrepreneurs du Québec dispose d’un budget de quelque 400 000 $, financé à environ 60 % par Québec dans le cadre d’une entente renouvelable au 31 mars 2022. + UN « PROGRAMME D'AIDE AUX ENTREPRENEURS » POUR FAIRE FACE À LA DÉTRESSE L’École des entrepreneurs du Québec compte développer son propre « PAE », lequel s’inspire du sigle bien connu associé aux programmes d’aide aux employés. L’organisation proposera plutôt un « Programme d’aide aux entrepreneurs », alors que plusieurs vivent de la détresse psychologique dans la crise actuelle. Ce programme sera développé parmi l’un des huit campus que compte l’École des entrepreneurs du Québec à travers la province. Il sera ensuite rendu accessible dans tous les territoires, explique Michel Fortin, directeur général de l’organisme. L’organisation constate des « besoins criants sur le terrain » pour soutenir les entrepreneurs à traverser la crise, non seulement sur le plan des affaires, mais également sur le plan psychologique. Le directeur général invite les entrepreneurs à contacter l’organisme pour obtenir de l’aide. « Il ne faut pas avoir peur, car ils ne sont pas les seuls à vivre la crise actuelle. Donc, de venir en parler ou en discuter, ça fait toujours du bien », souligne-t-il. L’École des entrepreneurs du Québec a d’ailleurs adapté son offre de formations aux impacts de la crise et aux enjeux de détresse psychologique. Un parcours sur la relance ou encore de la formation sur le cybercommerce font aussi partie des adaptations proposées. « C’est toute une offre qui s’est adaptée par le besoin exprimé par les régions », précise Michel Fortin. La crise a également amené plusieurs entrepreneurs à aller chercher de la formation supplémentaire et à s’outiller davantage, constate pour sa part Martin Belzile, directeur général de la CIDAL. « Je pense que ç’a aussi éveillé une certaine conscience au sujet de l’importance d’être en mesure d’avoir des compétences, pour avoir une meilleure prise de décisions et s’adapter afin d’avoir une meilleure agilité en affaires », souligne-t-il. Myriam Gauthier, Initiative de journalisme local, Le Quotidien
The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) received $2,411,773 to restructure and decolonize its digital archival records to promote innovative research meaningful to Indigenous communities. Funding was provided through the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) grant which will enable archivists to build a digital architecture for their archives, allowing for better access to the stories of Residential School Survivors. “Residential schools were a social engineering project of the federal government to basically erase Indigenous cultures from the Canadian landscape,” said Raymond Frogner, Head of Archives at NCTR in a press release. “In one sense, the records held by NCTR are very much the institutional, administrative records of the colonial operation of these residential schools…. But these records are more than the administration records of schools. They record some of the most profoundly important events in a child’s life, and to bring Indigenous voices to them, is to decolonize them.” NCTR has access to approximately five million documents kept in locations such as government and church offices. These documents were primarily collected to meet these institutions’ colonial needs so this project is tasked to connect the information gathered. The IT Architecture will consist of personal narratives from Survivors, their families and communities. This new project will be completed in four years and includes team members from the University of Manitoba (U of M), the First Nations Information Governance Centre, the University of British Columbia, the University of Winnipeg and Ryerson University, and the National Film Board of Canada. “It will be an important opportunity to create these innovations in digital archiving from a perspective that centres and relies on Indigenous knowledge as well as Western, academic methods,” said Tricia Logan, project team member and Head of Research and Engagement at the Residential School History and Dialogue Centre on Thursday. “This project will help provide additional support to Survivors and their families. It will collaboratively build community histories, and it will re-approach Canadian history in a way that includes residential school history as part of how Canada was shaped as a Nation.” Photographs will also be included to showcase together with the information. The project will allow Survivors to explain the context of these images from their viewpoint, expanding on people’s understanding of what actually took place. NCTR will organize records around individual Survivors into a single virtual case file. The Manitoba Centre for Health Policy (MCHP) in the U of M’s Rady Faculty of Health Sciences will then use the file to look at the impact of childhood trauma that was experienced in schools. “I am very happy to be leading the MCHP contribution to this critical work in supporting the NCTR digital initiative. MCHP brings unique experience in the building of an internationally recognized research data repository that is de-identified,” said project team member and MCHP Director Alan Katz. “This NCTR initiative requires a respectful awareness and appreciation of the hugely traumatic experiences recorded. There is a wealth of information that we should all be looking to learn from on our journey of reconciliation.” Training sessions will be held to empower communities to statistically analyze the data held in this new format to gain insight and enable them to work with source material directly instead of pursuing the help of an academic. Nicole Wong is a Local Journalism Initiative reporter who works out of the Winnipeg Sun. The Local Journalism Initiative is funded by the Government of Canada. Nicole Wong, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Winnipeg Sun
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Alberta reported an estimated 300 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, including 54 more cases involving variants of concern. Dr. Deena Hinshaw, the province's chief medical officer of health, posted a "preliminary" update Sunday afternoon to Twitter. Due to system upgrades, she said online case counts would not be updated until Monday. The latest numbers show laboratories completed around 8,100 tests for a positivity rate of about 4 per cent, Hinshaw said. No information for newly-reported deaths was provided. As of Sunday, Alberta has administered 290,391 doses of vaccine in Alberta with 90,937 Albertans fully immunized with two doses. "Vaccines save lives and encourage everyone to get immunized when it's your turn," Hinshaw said. Earlier this week, the government announced it would expand its COVID-19 vaccine rollout to include people under age 75 starting March 15 — and, if shipments arrive as scheduled, all adults in the province will receive their first dose by the end of June. The province reported 341 new cases of COVID-19 around the province on Saturday and one additional death. Across the province, there were 247 in hospital and 42 in intensive care. On Saturday, the province also reported 36 new cases of the COVID-19 variant that was first detected in the United Kingdom. Sunday's estimated 54 variant concern cases would bring the total to 653. Alberta's online COVID-19 dashboard will be updated Monday, Hinshaw said. A live update is also expected.
More than 110,000 Olympic volunteers had their dream summer all mapped out for 2020. Instead, the unsung backbone of any Olympics - its corps of volunteers - has had to recalibrate lives, put vacations or returns to home countries on hold and seek out part-time jobs in Japan so they are still free to volunteer. "I'm actually wavering about taking part now," said Yamamura, 40, who lives in southwestern Japan, far from Tokyo.
Research led by University of Manitoba (U of M) professors found that Indigenous people are twice more likely than others to have difficulty meeting their financial obligations during the COVID-19 crisis. A third of Indigenous Canadians surveyed lost their jobs early in the pandemic which is a higher proportion than people of colour, who were in turn more likely to lose their jobs than white Canadians. Of Indigenous men between the ages of 18 to 34 who took the survey, 47% reported having trouble paying their bills on time due to the pandemic. “Early in the pandemic, some of the United States’ largest reservations were reporting major COVID-19 outbreaks,” said Kiera Ladner, a U of M Professor in Indigenous and Canadian politics on Monday. “In Canada, the outbreaks on reservations followed shortly after. While the medical field can help us track the medical outcomes, our project focuses on the social, mental health and economic outcomes of Indigenous peoples, immigrants, refugees and the racialized communities.” COVID-19’s differential impact on the mental and emotional health of Indigenous Peoples and Newcomers: A socioeconomic analysis of Canada, US and Mexico examines the socioeconomic impact of COVID-19 on Canada, the US and Mexico with a focus on the experiences of Indigenous Peoples and newcomers. When U of M received $671,332 in funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research in June 2020, the university’s team already had three months of survey data on COVID-19’s differential socioeconomic impact on Indigenous people. Sample survey results also showed that Indigenous people are 31 per cent more likely than other groups to experience moderate-severe depressive symptoms. Only a third of Indigenous people reported excellent or good mental health than 43% of people of colour and 46% of white Canadians. “It is important people recognize that the pandemic affects other people differently, not only because they are Indigenous people, but also the fact that Indigenous people are sometimes located in more remote communities,” said Dr. Jasmine Thomas, the research’s postdoctoral fellow. “These communities may have limited access to healthcare, so they have a greater risk of these negative outcomes. The research is still ongoing and expects to conclude by this year’s fall. Research results will be presented weekly to federal government officials who can use the information to help design pandemic programs, as well as to First Nation and community organizations delivering services. A web portal is under development to ensure that data is accessible to Indigenous communities and organizations. Since it can be difficult to survey First Nation reserves with poor Internet service, interviews with some First Nation communities will be conducted to fill in the gaps and help answer questions raised by the survey results. “At the end of the day, data matters. Indigenous nations need better data to create effective and meaningful policy,” said Ladner. “Data is needed for all governments trying to respond effectively to this pandemic and to create good public policy. Data is needed for Indigenous peoples to hold governments accountable when they fail to act or when differentiated action is required.” Ladner hopes that the research can be used to confront and destabilize the underpinnings of systemic racism in healthcare and to understand how systemic racism impacts COVID-19. Nicole Wong is a Local Journalism Initiative reporter who works out of the Winnipeg Sun. The Local Journalism Initiative is funded by the Government of Canada. Nicole Wong, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Winnipeg Sun
New York, New York--(Newsfile Corp. - March 7, 2021) - Pomerantz LLP announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed against EHang Holdings Limited ("EHang" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: EH) and certain of its officers. The class action, filed in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, and docketed under 21-cv-01811, is on behalf of a class consisting of all investors who purchased or otherwise acquired EHang ...
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso — A series of explosions at a military barracks in Equatorial Guinea killed at least 20 people and wounded more than 600 others on Sunday, authorities said. President Teodoro Obiang Nguema said the explosion at 4 p.m. local time was due to the “negligent handling of dynamite” in the military barracks located in the neighbourhood of Mondong Nkuantoma in Bata. “The impact of the explosion caused damage in almost all the houses and buildings in Bata," the president said in a statement, which was in Spanish. The defence ministry released a statement late Sunday saying that a fire at a weapons depot in the barracks caused the explosion of high-calibre ammunition. It said the provisional toll was 20 dead and 600 injured, adding that the cause of the explosions will be fully investigated. The country's president said the fire may have been due residents burning the fields surrounding the barracks. State television showed a huge plume of smoke rising above the explosion site as crowds fled, with many people crying out “we don’t know what happened, but it is all destroyed.” Images on local media seen by The Associated Press show people screaming and crying running through the streets amid debris and smoke. Roofs of houses were ripped off and wounded people were being carried into a hospital. Equatorial Guinea, an African country of 1.3 million people located south of Cameroon, was a colony of Spain until it gained its independence in 1968. Bata has roughly 175,000 inhabitants. Earlier, the Health Ministry had tweeted that 17 were killed and the president’s statement mentioned 15 dead. The Health Ministry made a call for blood donors and volunteer health workers to go to the Regional Hospital de Bata, one of three hospitals treating the wounded. The ministry said its health workers were treating the injured at the site of the tragedy and in medical facilities, but feared people were still missing under the rubble. The blasts were a shock for the oil rich Central African nation. Foreign Minister Simeón Oyono Esono Angue met with foreign ambassadors and asked for aid. “It is important for us to ask our brother countries for their assistance in this lamentable situation since we have a health emergency (due to COVID-19) and the tragedy in Bata,” he said. A doctor calling into TVGE, who went by his first name, Florentino, said the situation was a “moment of crisis” and that the hospitals were overcrowded. He said a sports centre set up for COVID-19 patients would be used to receive minor cases. Radio station, Radio Macuto, said on Twitter that people were being evacuated within four kilometres of the city because the fumes might be harmful. Following the blast, the Spanish Embassy in Equatorial Guinea recommended on Twitter that “Spanish nationals stay in their homes." ___ Joseph Wilson reported from Barcelona, Spain. ___ A previous version of this story was corrected to show that state television is TVGE, not TGVE. Sam Mednick And Joseph Wilson, The Associated Press
Despite its emphasis on Asian representation and Southeast Asian themes, Disney’s “Raya and the Last Dragon” failed to soar in China, coming in third with just $8.4 million, according to Maoyan data. While the sum might look respectable in other pandemic-stricken locales, it falls short in China’s recovered movie market, which has set box office […]
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