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Host William Lou recaps the Toronto Raptors' 115-112 loss to the Utah Jazz.
Three stars: OG Anunoby, Pascal Siakam, Norman Powell
Gerald Henderson award: Joe Ingles
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TORONTO — Panos Kelamis had to get creative for his son's sixth birthday this year since, once again, he won't be able to have a party due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Celebrating with his friends at school is out of the question for the second year in a row. The cancellation of in-person classes nixed last year's festivities, while this year the cause is the province's decision to postpone the traditional March Break until this Monday. Spring Break became still more complicated for parents across Ontario when the province moved to a third stay-at-home order last week, effectively shutting down camps, vacations and birthday parties among other activities. Kelamis said he's trying to be creative as he plans a celebration for his son. "There's a couple buddies of his in the neighbourhood, so we're contemplating putting together a scavenger hunt," he said. "So giving him a clue then going to somebody's house, obviously outside and socially distant, and they'll give him another clue. "It'll be a chance for him to see his friends as well as a chance for him to do something fun and creative that will hopefully engage his mind rather than just staring at a screen." Kelamis said that when he told parents in his Toronto neighbourhood of the scavenger hunt, they were all keen to help out. Not just because it would be nice for Kelamis's son, but because it would give their kids something to do over the break. "As much as we can fill in a day, we'll happily take that to avoid going crazy," said Kelamis. The government announced the decision to postpone March Break by a month earlier this year in a bid to discourage travel during the pandemic. The latest stay-at-home order, which took effect on Thursday, is set to be in place for four weeks as the province grapples with a third wave of COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations. The province set a new single-day record for new cases on Sunday, logging 4,456 in a 24-hour period. The stay-at-home order has shuttered non-essential businesses and banned in-person dining at the province's restaurants. Schools, however, will return to in-class learning when April Break is over, except in public health units like Toronto and Peel Region where local medical officers of health have decided to keep them closed. Education Minister Stephen Lecce has said that keeping schools open is important for both children and parents. "Our students deserve a safe return to their classrooms on April 19 so that they can keep learning, and we are committed to delivering on that," Lecce said in a statement on Thursday. That still leaves parents across Ontario a full week to keep their kids entertained, likely while having to work from home themselves. Mark Silver, a father of three who is a technology executive and faculty member at York University's Schulich School of Business in Toronto, wrestled with that dilemma last summer as camps in Ontario were closed to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. Silver and his friends and family pooled their resources together to create Backyard Camp, a free online resource for parents looking for children's activities to do at home. He said he hopes parents will use his newsletter again this spring break or, if necessary, this summer. "We're kind of your backup plan. If you're stuck with trying to figure out what to do, if you don't have time to go to the store, we're always going to be giving you ideas," said Silver, who said Backyard Camp has developed 400 kids activities and plans to add more. This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 11, 2021. John Chidley-Hill, The Canadian Press
TORONTO — Canada’s most populous province reported a new single-day high for new infections with nearly 4,460 cases across Ontario. The latest figures released Sunday also show a sharp rise of new confirmed cases in Toronto, which jumped by nearly 400 to over 1,350. More than 3.1 million vaccine doses have been administered in Ontario so far. The province has a population of 14.5 million. ___ THE VIRUS OUTBREAK: — Ecuador, Peru head to polls under strict virus measures — COVID-19 produces division in the European Union — Thailand hits new daily record with nearly 1,000 virus cases — Follow AP’s pandemic coverage at https://apnews.com/hub/coronavirus-pandemic and https://apnews.com/hub/coronavirus-vaccine ___ HERE’S WHAT ELSE IS HAPPENING: HONOLULU — The governor of Hawaii issued another emergency proclamation in response to the coronavirus pandemic that extends the statewide eviction moratorium for another two months and details plans for vaccinated travellers. Democratic Gov. David Ige signed the proclamation Friday extending the statewide moratorium on residential evictions until June 8. It was set to expire Tuesday. Under the moratorium, landlords are prohibited from evicting tenants for nonpayment. The emergency proclamation also revealed plans to allow vaccinated travellers to bypass mandatory quarantine and COVID-19 testing. The provision must receive approval from the director of the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency. ___ TEHRAN, Iran — Iran on Sunday reported its highest single-day death toll from COVID-19 this year, bringing the country’s total deaths in the pandemic to nearly 64,500, state TV reported. The report said 258 new deaths were recorded in 24 hours. Iran’s deadliest day of the pandemic was in mid-November, when more than 480 deaths were tallied. Sunday’s news report said health care officials also confirmed more than 21,060 new COVID-19 cases since the day before, bringing Iran’s total confirmed cases to more than 2,070,000. On Saturday, Iran began a 10-day lockdown in the capital, Tehran, and other major cities amid a fourth wave of coronavirus infections. Iran’s vaccination campaign has been slow, with some 200,000 doses administered in the country of 84 million people, according to the World Health Organization. ___ BEIJING — In a rare admission of the weakness of Chinese COVID-19 vaccines, the country’s top disease control official says their effectiveness is low and the government is considering mixing them to get a boost. Chinese vaccines “don’t have very high protection rates,” said the director of the China Centers for Disease Control, Gao Fu, at a conference Saturday in the southwestern city of Chengdu. Beijing has distributed hundreds of millions of doses abroad while trying to promote doubt about the effectiveness of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine made using the previously experimental messenger RNA, or mRNA, process. Officials at a news conference Sunday didn’t respond directly to questions about Gao’s comment or possible changes in official plans. But another CDC official said developers are working on mRNA-based vaccines. Experts say mixing vaccines, or sequential immunization, might boost effectiveness. Researchers in Britain are studying a possible combination of Pfizer-BioNTech and the traditional AstraZeneca vaccine. ___ PARIS — France’s health minister said Sunday that residents over age 55 will be granted access to COVID-19 vaccinations starting Monday, which is earlier than had been anticipated. Health Minister Olivier Veran said citizens in the over-55 age bracket will be eligible for for the AstraZeneca vaccine or the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine that is expected to arrive in France a week ahead of schedule. The shortened timeline comes as France is trying to increase the pace of its vaccination program, which has been criticized as sluggish, and to gain ground on the spread of the more contagious virus variant first identified in Britain. At the same time, French officials have defended a policy of reserving the AstraZeneca vaccine for people over 55 with serious health problems. Unusual blot clots have been found in a small number of younger recipients of that vaccine. ___ SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea says it will resume administrating AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine to all eligible people between the ages of 30 and 60. Last week, South Korea suspended the use of AstraZeneca vaccines for people under 60 while awaiting the outcome of the European Medicine Agency’s review. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency said Sunday it will restart the use of AstraZeneca vaccine beginning Monday, citing studies showing that the vaccine’s benefits outweighs the risk of side effects. An agency statement said people under 30 will be excluded, as U.K. authorities have recommended they take alternative vaccines. The Associated Press
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The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): 11:30 a.m. Ontario is doubling the number of pharmacies involved in the provincial vaccine effort. The province says 700 new pharmacies in COVID-19 hot spots will start offering the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine as soon as this coming week, bringing the total number to 1,400. It says the expansion will help vaccinate those 55 or older, who are currently the only ones cleared to receive the AstraZeneca shot. The province says it hopes to add another 100 pharmacies to the vaccine effort by the end of the month. --- 11:20 a.m. Quebec is reporting 1,535 new COVID-19 cases today as well as five additional deaths linked to the virus. Two people died in the last 24 hours, while the other deaths occurred earlier or at an unknown date. Hospitalizations jumped by 25 to 608, with 139 patients in intensive care. The province also says it gave 59,447 doses of vaccine on Saturday. --- 11:05 a.m. A hospital at the centre of a COVID-19 outbreak in northwestern New Brunswick says it is currently treating 13 patients with the infection. The Edmundston Regional Hospital says seven of those patients are in its nine bed intensive care unit, with five of those patients on respirators. So far the hospital has transferred two patients to a hospital in Fredericton. The Edmundston and the Upper Madawaska region went under full lockdown as of midnight after 15 of 19 new COVID-19 cases announced in the province on Saturday were identified in the area. --- 10:45 a.m. Ontario has set a new single-day high for new COVID-19 cases in the province. Government figures show 4,456 new infections over the last 24 hours, along with 21 new virus-related deaths. The previous new daily record stood at just over 4,200 and was reached on Friday. Health Minister Christine Elliott says there were 1,353 new cases in Toronto, a sharp jump of nearly 400 from the day before. There are 1,513 patients currently in Ontario hospitals due to COVID-19, with 605 in intensive care and 382 on a ventilator. --- This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 11, 2021. The Canadian Press
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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iran on Sunday described a blackout at its underground Natanz atomic facility an act of “nuclear terrorism,” raising regional tensions. Ali Akbar Salehi, the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, stopped short of directly blaming anyone for the incident. Details remained few about what happened early Sunday morning at the facility, which initially was described as a blackout caused by the electrical grid feeding the site. Many Israeli media outlets offered the same assessment that a cyberattack darkened Natanz and damaged a facility that is home to sensitive centrifuges. While the reports offered no sourcing for the evaluation, Israeli media maintains a close relationship with the country’s military and intelligence agencies. If Israel caused the blackout, it further heightens tensions between the two nations, already engaged in a shadow conflict across the wider Middle East. “To thwart the goals of this terrorist movement, the Islamic Republic of Iran will continue to seriously improve nuclear technology on the one hand and to lift oppressive sanctions on the other hand,” Salehi said, according state TV. He added: “While condemning this desperate move, the Islamic Republic of Iran emphasizes the need for a confrontation by the international bodies and the (International Atomic Energy Agency) against this nuclear terrorism.” The IAEA, the United Nations' body that monitors Tehran's atomic program, earlier said it was aware of media reports about the incident at Natanz and had spoken with Iranian officials about it. The agency did not elaborate. Sunday' developments also complicate efforts by the U.S., Israel’s main security partner, to re-enter the atomic accord aimed at limiting Tehran’s program so it can’t pursue a nuclear weapon. As news of the blackout emerged, U.S. Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin landed Sunday in Israel for talks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defence Minister Benny Gantz. Power at Natanz was cut across the facility, which is comprised of above-ground workshops and underground enrichment halls, civilian nuclear program spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi earlier told Iranian state TV. Salehi's comments to state TV did not explain what happened at the facility. However, Natanz has been targeted by sabotage in the past. The Stuxnet computer virus, discovered in 2010 and widely believed to be a joint U.S.-Israeli creation, once disrupted and destroyed Iranian centrifuges at Natanz amid an earlier period of Western fears about Tehran's program. Natanz suffered a mysterious explosion at its advanced centrifuge assembly plant in July that authorities later described as sabotage. Iran now is rebuilding that facility deep inside a nearby mountain. Israel, Iran’s regional archenemy, has been suspected of carrying out that attack as well as launching other assaults, as world powers negotiate with Tehran in Vienna over its nuclear deal. Iran also blamed Israel for the killing of a scientist who began the country’s military nuclear program decades earlier. Multiple Israeli media outlets reported Sunday that a cyberattack caused the blackout in Natanz. Public broadcaster Kan said Israel was likely behind the attack, citing Israel’s alleged responsibility for the Stuxnet attacks a decade ago. Channel 12 TV cited “experts” as estimating the attack shut down entire sections of the facility. None of the reports included sources or explanations of how the outlets came to that assessment. “It’s hard for me to believe it’s a coincidence,” Yoel Guzansky, a senior fellow at Tel Aviv’s Institute for National Security Studies, said of Sunday’s blackout. “If it’s not a coincidence, and that’s a big if, someone is trying to send a message that ‘we can limit Iran’s advance and we have red lines.’” ___ Ben Zion reported from Jerusalem. Associated Press writers Nasser Karimi in Tehran, Iran, and Josef Federman in Jerusalem contributed to this report. Jon Gambrell And Ilan Ben Zion, The Associated Press
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RADNOR, Pa., April 11, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The law firm of Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP reminds investors that a securities fraud class action lawsuit has been filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio against Lordstown Motors Corp. (NASDAQ: RIDE) (“Lordstown”) f/k/a DiamondPeak Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: DPHC) (“DiamondPeak”) on behalf of those who purchased or acquired Lordstown securities between August 3, 2020 and March 24, 2021, inclusive (the “Class Period”). Lead Plaintiff Deadline: May 17, 2021 Website:https://www.ktmc.com/lordstown-motors-class-action-lawsuit?utm_source=PR&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=lordstown Contact:James Maro, Esq. (484) 270-1453 Adrienne Bell, Esq. (484) 270-1435 Toll free (844) 887-9500 Lordstown is an automotive company founded for the purpose of developing and manufacturing light duty electric trucks targeted for sale to fleet customers. Lordstown’s purported flagship vehicle is the “Endurance,” an electric full-size pickup truck. DiamondPeak was structured as a special purpose acquisition company. The complaint alleges that, throughout the Class Period, the defendants made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (1) Lordstown’s purported pre-orders were non-binding; (2) many of the would-be customers who made these purported pre-orders lacked the means to make such purchases and/or would not have credible demand for the Endurance; (3) Lordstown is not and has not been “on track” to commence production of the Endurance in September 2021; (4) the first test run of the Endurance led to the vehicle bursting into flames within 10 minutes; and (5) as a result, Lordstown’s public statements were materially false and misleading at all relevant times. Lordstown investors may, no later than May 17, 2021, seek to be appointed as a lead plaintiff representative of the class through Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP or other counsel, or may choose to do nothing and remain an absent class member. A lead plaintiff is a representative party who acts on behalf of all class members in directing the litigation. In order to be appointed as a lead plaintiff, the Court must determine that the class member’s claim is typical of the claims of other class members, and that the class member will adequately represent the class. Your ability to share in any recovery is not affected by the decision of whether or not to serve as a lead plaintiff. Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP prosecutes class actions in state and federal courts throughout the country involving securities fraud, breaches of fiduciary duties and other violations of state and federal law. Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP is a driving force behind corporate governance reform, and has recovered billions of dollars on behalf of institutional and individual investors from the United States and around the world. The firm represents investors, consumers and whistleblowers (private citizens who report fraudulent practices against the government and share in the recovery of government dollars). The complaint in this action was not filed by Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP. For more information about Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP please visit www.ktmc.com. CONTACT:Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLPJames Maro, Jr., Esq.Adrienne Bell, Esq.280 King of Prussia RoadRadnor, PA 19087(844) 887-9500 (toll free)email@example.com
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TORONTO — More than 700 Ontario pharmacies are joining the COVID-19 vaccine rollout as the province races to slow to spread of the virus. Government officials announced Sunday that the move will rapidly expand availability of the AstraZeneca vaccine to people aged 55 and over this week. With the new locations, more than 1,400 pharmacies will offer vaccines, with the province expecting to add another 100 by the end of April. The announcement came as Ontario reported 4,456 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, marking a new single-day high for new infections. The latest figures show 21 additional deaths associated with the virus and a sharp rise of new cases in Toronto, which jumped by nearly 400 to 1,353. Health Minister Christine Elliott says there were 860 in Peel Region and 444 in York Region over the past 24 hours. Ottawa and Durham Region logged daily counts of 377 and 329, respectively. Ontario's previous new daily record stood at just over 4,200 and was reached on Friday. Government figures show 1,513 patients currently in Ontario hospitals due to COVID-19, with 605 in intensive care and 382 on a ventilator. A total of 3,139,743 vaccine doses have been administered in Ontario so far. The province completed 56,378 tests since the last report. The expansion of the vaccination distribution at pharmacies will make it easier for more Ontarians to get their shot, Solicitor General Sylvia Jones said in a statement. "With the increasing spread of variants of concern and case counts in the thousands each day, we encourage everyone who is eligible to get vaccinated and protect yourself and your family," she added. "For those still waiting, please be patient as your turn is coming." A list of pharmacies offering vaccinations is available on the province's website: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/vaccine-locations. This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 11, 2021. The Canadian Press