Can OG Anunoby continue his growth, will Stanley Johnson continue to impress and what kind of Pascal Siakam will we see over the next couple of months of NBA play?
Can OG Anunoby continue his growth, will Stanley Johnson continue to impress and what kind of Pascal Siakam will we see over the next couple of months of NBA play?
Mass gatherings took place in Jerusalem on Sunday as Israelis celebrated the Jewish holiday of Purim in violation of coronavirus restrictions. Authorities had been concerned about a repeat of last year, when Purim celebrations helped fuel an initial wave of the coronavirus in the earliest days of the global pandemic. The government urged people to celebrate at home this year, and police attempted to block traffic from entering Jerusalem and declared strict limits on public gatherings.
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Relatives of more than 300 girls abducted by gunmen from their boarding school in northwest Nigeria endured an agonising wait for news amid rumours that they had been released, while security forces continued their search on Sunday. An armed gang kidnapped 317 girls from the Government Girls Science Secondary School in the town of Jangebe, in Zamfara state, at around 1 a.m. on Friday. Two Reuters' correspondents saw a heavy military presence in state capital Gusau on Sunday, with army trucks moving in convoy and police checkpoints on major roads.
WASHINGTON — Looking beyond the $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill, President Joe Biden and lawmakers are laying the groundwork for another top legislative priority — a long-sought boost to the nation's roads, bridges and other infrastructure that could run into Republican resistance to a hefty price tag. Biden and his team have begun discussions on the possible outlines of an infrastructure package with members of Congress, particularly mindful that Texas' recent struggles with power outages and water shortages after a brutal winter storm present an opportunity for agreement on sustained spending on infrastructure. Republicans say if the White House approach on the COVID relief bill — which passed the House Saturday on a near party-line vote and now heads to the Senate — is a sign of things to come for Biden's plan on infrastructure and other initiatives, it could be a difficult road ahead in Congress. A White House proposal could come out in March. “Now is the time to be aggressive,” said Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, a former South Bend, Indiana, mayor who knows potholes. At a conference with state and local highway officials Thursday, he referred to the often-promised, never-achieved mega-initiative on roads, bridges and the like from the Trump administration. “I know you are among those who are working and waiting most patiently, or maybe impatiently, for the moment when Infrastructure Week will no longer be a kind of Groundhog’s Day promise — but actually be something that delivers generational investments,” he said. Much of America's infrastructure — roads, bridges, public drinking and water systems, dams, airports, mass transit systems and more — is in need of major restoration after years of underfunding, according to the American Society of Civil Engineers. In its 2017 Infrastructure Report Card, it gave the national infrastructure an overall grade of D+. Both chambers of Congress will use as starting points their unsuccessful efforts to get infrastructure bills through the last session. Democrats passed a $1.5 trillion package in the House last year, but it went nowhere with the Trump administration and the Republican-led Senate. A Senate panel approved narrower bipartisan legislation in 2019 focused on reauthorizing federal transportation programs. It, too, flamed out as the U.S. turned its focus to elections and COVID-19. Biden has talked bigger numbers, and some Democrats are now urging him to bypass Republicans in the closely divided Congress to address a broader range of priorities urged by interest groups. During the presidential campaign, Biden pledged to deploy $2 trillion on infrastructure and clean energy, but the White House has not ruled out an even higher price tag. Pointing to the storm in Texas as a “wake-up call" for the need to improve energy systems and other infrastructure, Gina McCarthy, Biden’s national climate adviser, told The Associated Press that Biden's plan will specifically aim at green and other initiatives that promote job creation. She cited as an example federal investments to boost “workers that have been left behind” by closed coal mines or power plants, as well as communities located near polluting refineries and other hazards. “He’s been a long fan of investing in infrastructure — long outdated — long overdue, I should say,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Thursday. “But he also wants to do more on caregiving, help our manufacturing sector, do more to strengthen access to affordable health care. So the size — the package — the components of it, the order, that has not yet been determined.” Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, recently told the White House that he's ready to use the budget manoeuvr known as reconciliation to pass a broad economic recovery package with only Democratic votes. That drew stern warnings from Republicans, who have already closed ranks against Democrats’ COVID-19 relief bill. “They made a conscious decision not to include us,” said Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., on Sunday, calling the White House’s assertion that the views of Republicans were taken into account with the COVID bill a “joke.” Cassidy, one of 10 centrist Republicans who met with Biden in early February about getting bipartisan support on that bill, said Biden “so far has been about rhetoric” when it comes to his pledge of seeking unity and bipartisanship. He called it worrisome for other legislative initiatives. “Republicans remain willing and are working on issues that require bipartisan co-operation," he told CNN's “State of the Union." West Virginia Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, a Republican who will be helping to craft legislation on the Senate side, said there’s bipartisan support for ambitious steps on infrastructure. But that “should not extend to a multitrillion-dollar package that is stocked full with other ideologically driven, one-size-fits-all policies that tie the hands of our states and our communities,” said Capito, the ranking member on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. Rep. Peter DeFazio, chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, told the AP that he foresees a comprehensive House package that will go beyond roads, bridges and public transit. He also expects it to have money for water systems, broadband and the power grid — addressing a weak infrastructure laid bare after the crippling blackouts in Texas. He’s not ready to talk overall costs yet. DeFazio, D-Ore., said it will be up to the Biden administration and the House Ways and Means Committee to figure out how to pay for it. DeFazio said General Motors' recently announced goal of going largely electric by 2035 demonstrates the need for massive spending on charging stations across the country. Biden campaigned on a plan to install 500,000 charging stations by the end of 2030. “I’m totally willing to work with (Republicans) if they’re willing to recognize climate change," DeFazio said, “or if they don’t want to recognize climate change, they can just recognize that electric semis and electric vehicles are a flood on the horizon and we’ve got to get ahead of it.” Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, D-Mich., expressed a similar sentiment, urging strong action on carbon emissions and the vehicle charging stations to help achieve a “full transition to electric." She also wants states to have more federal grants for infrastructure repairs after natural disasters and extreme weather. At the Senate hearing where she spoke, Republican Gov. Larry Hogan of Maryland said there's bipartisan support among governors for relieving congestion, cutting red tape, leveraging private sector investment and ensuring projects can better withstand cyber attacks and natural disasters. Democratic Sen. Tom Carper of Delaware, the new chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, said his goal is for his committee to pass an infrastructure bill by Memorial Day. In the House, Rep. Sam Graves, the top Republican on the transportation panel, said Republicans would be open to a larger package as long as it didn't greatly add to the national debt. But many lawmakers oppose an increase in the federal gas tax, one way to help pay for the spending, while groups such as the Chamber of Commerce argue against increasing taxes on companies during a pandemic. White House aide Cedric Richmond, a former congressman from Louisiana, told state transportation officials the president intends for most of the spending to be paid for, not added to the debt. In part, this would be by reversing some of the Trump administration tax cuts. Ed Mortimer, a vice-president at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, said removing items in last year's infrastructure bill for renovating schools and low-income housing could lower the price tag, because the COVID relief measure passed by the House already has hundreds of billions of dollars for those purposes. “Affordable housing, school construction, very meritorious, but we’re not sure that that’s a key focus that’s going to get a bill signed into law," Mortimer said. ___ Yen reported from Austin, Texas. AP writer Matthew Daly contributed to this report. Kevin Freking, Hope Yen And Josh Boak, The Associated Press
Top UK universities 'use secret waiting lists' due to Covid uncertaintyExclusive: universities accused of telling applicants privately they have places to ensure their courses are full Universities are making unofficial offers to students so they can manage the uncertainty they expect to be caused by the use of teacher assessments for this year’s A-level results. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA
MADRID — Colombian defender Jeison Murillo scored in the final minute of stoppage time to salvage a 1-1 draw for Celta Vigo against relegation-threatened Valladolid in the Spanish league on Sunday. Murillo netted the equalizer with a header from a set piece taken by Iago Aspas in the fourth minute of added time. Fabián Orellana had opened the scoring for the hosts in the 70th. The result extended Valladolid's winless streak in the league to eight matches. The team owned by former Brazil great Ronaldo stayed just outside the relegation zone with 22 points from 25 matches. Celta, which has one win in its last 10 matches in all competitions, was in 11th place with 30 points from 25. Earlier, Juanmi Jiménez scored in the 84th as Real Betis won 1-0 at Cádiz. It was the third win in a row for Betis, which moved to sixth. Cádiz, winless in seven consecutive league games, is three points from the relegation zone. League leader Atlético Madrid visits seventh-place Villarreal later Sunday looking to regain a five-point lead at the top of the standings. Second-place Barcelona won 2-0 at fourth-place Sevilla on Saturday. Third-place Real Madrid hosts fifth-place Real Sociedad on Monday. ___ More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/hub/soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The Associated Press
The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): 1:50 p.m. Nova Scotia is reporting three new cases of COVID-19 in the province today. Health officials say the cases are spread out across the province, with the central, eastern and northern regions each recording one new infection. Officials say one of the cases is a close contact of a previous case, while two are related to travel outside Atlantic Canada. Nova Scotia has 38 active cases of COVID-19, with two people currently in hospital. --- 1 p.m. Health authorities in Newfoundland and Labrador have diagnosed seven new cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the total number of active infections to 262. The province says all seven cases are in the Eastern Health region, which includes St. John’s. Officials say four of the infections were identified in individuals aged 20 to 39, while one patient was under 20 years old, one was aged 40 to 49 and one was aged 50 to 59. The new cases identified include three females and four males. Officials say there are currently 10 people in hospital with COVID-19, with six of those patients in intensive care. --- 11:30 a.m. Quebec is reporting 737 new cases of COVID-19 and nine additional deaths due to the virus. Four of the deaths occurred in the last 24 hours, while the rest took place earlier. Hospitalizations rose by two to 601. Of those, 117 patients are in intensive care, which is five more than a day earlier. The province gave 12,469 doses of vaccine on Saturday for a total of more than 432,000 since the pandemic began. --- 11 a.m. Health officials in New Brunswick say a 90-year-old resident of an adult residential facility in Edmundston has died as a result of underlying complications including COVID-19. The case brings the total number of deaths in the province related to the novel coronavirus disease to 27. Chief medical officer of health Dr. Jennifer Russell says the loss of another New Brunswicker is a sad moment for the province and is something that never gets easier. The number of active cases in New Brunswick stands at 38, with one patient currently hospitalized in intensive care. --- 10:45 a.m. Ontario is expanding its list of vaccine recipients to include those experiencing homelessness even as it passes a bleak new milestone in the fight against COVID-19. The province has officially logged more than 300,000 COVID-19 infections since the start of the pandemic and is just shy of 7,000 total deaths. Ontario added 1,062 new infections to its count today for a total of 300,816, while 20 new deaths bring the overall toll to 6,980. Meanwhile Toronto says it willbegin vaccinating residents of its shelter system this week after getting the green light from the province over the weekend. --- This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 28, 2021. The Canadian Press
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Dony Garment continues the legacy of serving others with the special distribution of face coverings during the COVID-19 pandemic with a special vehicle - gives back to communities with free masks. Bus goes around HCM City supplying free face masks Dony Garment continues the legacy of serving others with the special distribution of face coverings during the COVID-19 pandemic with a special vehicle - gives back to communities with free masks. Dony Garment Free COVID cloth face masks to communities from leading Vietnam garment manufacturer Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Feb. 28, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Continuing a legacy of service, Dony Garment, a leading Vietnam apparel manufacturer plans to continue operating the “face mask bus,” a bright yellow mobile donation station that has a plan to give out 100,000 face masks across Vietnam. The local distribution is part of their larger charitable efforts to get these life-saving masks out across the globe for free, including a recent donation of 100,000 reusable antimicrobial community face mask to the U.S. “It is a part of being a good global supplier, that we happily provide masks for free through various ways,” said Dony Garment CEO – Henry Pham “It makes me happy to see this giant yellow bus, giving out masks in the safest way possible. The automation on this vehicle is incredible.” “These masks are top of the line,” Pham said. “They’re washable and reusable, made from three-ply 99.9 percent antibacterial cloth, and are water-resistant. They breathe well, but with our design using unique-nano-silver technology, they also offer extreme effectiveness. This is why our masks have been certified by some of the most stringent standards in the world.” And unlike so many other types of masks, the Dony Mask is washable and reusable, without losing effectiveness for up to 60 washes. “We also know how important it is that a face mask be comfortable,” Pham said. “So, we have designed our masks to be able to be worn for the whole day comfortably in any setting imaginable.” Moving into 2021 Dony Garment hopes to secure even more distribution points, in order to get their masks out to the people in areas that need them the most. So far, their partnerships have been fruitful, shipping to wholesalers across the globe. “Our masks are available to wholesalers and distributors anywhere in the world, especially those based in the US, the Middle East, and the EU market,” Pham said. “And with our high-quality low-cost manufacturing process, we can offer those masks at a price point that ensures almost any business model can profit from selling them.” Dony Garment also offers direct distribution for business purposes and can offer exclusive partnerships. Dony Mask has Exclusive Distributors in Australia, New Zealand, Belgium, Malaysia, UAE, Canada. “We try to cover every base when it comes to ensuring each of our business partners has complete trust in our company, our product, and our ability to deliver an amazing product at bulk prices,” Pham said. “We offer free samples, trial orders, and branding opportunities with logo and label service available. It’s great for corporate unity or to promote a brand.” With their one-size-fits-all design and variety of color options, when paired with a corporate logo or label, the masks can be customized to suit any business need. “It continues to be important to keep workers safe, and one of the few things known to work is a face mask,” Pham said. “We want to ensure that every business large and small across the globe has access to these incredible masks, to help make the most out of a bad situation, but also to help keep employees, customers, clients, families, and friends as safe as possible.” To find out more about Dony Garment visit their website garment.dony.vn. A short video about the Dony Mask can also be found on their official YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmcXNj569lA Media contact: +84985310123 News by KISS PR Brand Story PressWire This news has been published for the above source. Dony Garment Company [ID=17097] Disclaimer: The information does not constitute advice or an offer to buy. Any purchase made from this story is made at your own risk. Consult an expert advisor/health professional before any such purchase. Any purchase made from this link is subject to the final terms and conditions of the website's selling. The content publisher and its distribution partners do not take any responsibility directly or indirectly. If you have any complaints or copyright issues related to this article, kindly contact the company this news is about. Attachments Bus goes around HCM City supplying free face masks Dony Garment
Belships ASA (OSE: BELCO) has entered into letters of intent for the acquisition of two new vessels. The 61,000 dwt Ultramax bulk carriers of Japanese design are expected to deliver upon completion of construction at a Chinese yard during August-September 2021. The vessels will be financed thru 10-year bareboat charters. The estimated cash breakeven for the vessels upon delivery is about USD 10,700 per day including operational expenses. Belships will pay a sum of USD 2.6 mill per vessel upon signing contract, expected to occur by the end of the first quarter of 2021. The agreements come with purchase options below current market values and can be exercised after the fourth year until the end of the charters. There are no obligations to purchase the vessels. The agreements are conditional upon certain subjects being lifted by the parties involved. Conclusion is expected within March 2021. Belships are taking over existing contracts for two brand new vessels soon ready for delivery whilst the orderbook approaches the lowest levels seen in 30 years. With the supply at a historical low and spot rates not seen in a decade the future earning prospects for these vessels are excellent. The vessel transactions also signal the competitive advantage Belships has in sourcing ship finance. Belships’ fleet continues to increase and improve with only modest cash investments. Japanese-design Ultramax bulk carriers entering the fleet represent the highest quality and lowest fuel consumption available in the market today. Following completion of announced transactions, the Belships fleet will count 23 Supramax/Ultramax bulk carriers, with an average age of 5 years. Belships has a uniform and modern fleet of bulk carriers well positioned to capitalise on a recovery for vessel values. We are focused on maintaining a solid balance sheet and liquidity position. Our strategy is to continue developing Belships as an owner and operator of geared bulk carriers, through quality of operations and accretive growth opportunities. For further information, please contact Lars Christian Skarsgård, Belships CEO, phone +47 977 68 061 or e-mail LCS@belships.no This information is subject to the disclosure requirements pursuant to Section 5-12 the Norwegian Securities Trading Act
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