What happened with Kyle, will the Raptors make the playoffs and how worried should Toronto fans be about next season.
What happened with Kyle, will the Raptors make the playoffs and how worried should Toronto fans be about next season.
The family of legendary Liverpool manager Bill Shankly say they would call for his statue at Anfield to be taken down if the club goes ahead with plans to join the European Super League project. Shankly's grandson Chris Carline who runs a hotel in the city that bears the famous name is a season ticket holder at Anfield.
Rita MacNeil is the newest member of the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame and will be honoured at a presentation during the 2021 East Coast Music Awards on May 6. Always associated with Maritimes and known as the First Lady of Cape Breton, Rita MacNeil lived for a time near Wareham, which is about half-way between Flesherton and Dundalk, east of Hwy. 10. G. Small (now of White Rock, B.C.) was a neighbour of Rita and her husband and children during that time. “Rita was a very kind person,” she said recently, recalling that Rita came up to see her in Markdale hospital during her stay after her daughter’s birth in 1970. Even then, Rita was travelling into Toronto, where her husband worked for auditions, and Ms Small recalled baby-sitting Rita’s daughter on one such occasion. She also remembers her husband coming home saying, “Oh man, can she sing!” He had stopped in to visit Rita’s husband and as he got out of the car and walked to the door he could hear Rita - “she was just working around the kitchen, and she was singing.” The family lived just off Nicholls sideroad, now Grey Highlands 200 Sideroad, right where Melancthon, Osprey and Artemesia meet. After the family’s time there, they moved back to the city, and it was there that through the Toronto Women’s Caucus, Rita MacNeil’s life became more involved in music, and she got a new focus and made life changes. She started writing and singing about women’s experiences at folk festivals. They were protest songs with the driving passion of folk anthems of the day, and her younger voice was edgier than the more mature timbre of her later vocals. Those songs were on her first album, Born a Woman, in 1975. In an interview on CBC in 1979 after she had moved back to Big Pond, she recalled those years of living elsewhere and visiting home to Cape Breton each summer, then having to leave again “because that’s where the money was.” She left in 1962, not because she felt like the place she grew up was too small or limiting, “just the feeling of ‘I’ve got to eat, and I’ve got to make money, and I can’t do it here’.” The announcement of the song-writing honour was made by the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame last Friday, Apr. 16. A musical tribute performed by former bandmates and friends is planned will take place during the East Coast Music Awards show on May 6 in Sydney, Cape Breton. Between 1994 and 1997, MacNeil had a variety show on CBC called Rita and Friends. Guest artists included The Rankin Family, Great Big Sea, Sloan and the Crash Test Dummies. Her 1986 album “Flying On Your Own,” was when she achieved national notice, and she won her first Juno for the album. Her style was a blend of folk and country, and her trademarks were her personal and highly-authentic lyrics and delivery. Her 1988 song Working Man, written after a visit to Sydney Mines, led to cross-country tours with the choir “The Men of the Deep” and was very popular in the U.K. MacNeil was Canada’s top-selling country singer-songwriter in 1990 and in 1991, when We’ll Reach the Sky Tonight earned her a song-writing award, and her tribute to Cape Breton, Home I’ll Be, won the East Coast Music Award Song of the Year. Rita MacNeil received 11 East Coast Music Awards, and its Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005. She died after surgery at the age of 68, in 2013. M.T. Fernandes, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Dundalk Herald
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Acumen Research and Consulting, a global provider of market research studies, in a recently published report titled “Medical Device Cleaning Market– Global Industry Analysis, Market Size, Opportunities and Forecast, 2020-2027” LOS ANGELES, April 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Global Medical Device Cleaning Market is expected to grow at a CAGR of around 7.8% from 2020 to 2027 and reach the market value of over US$ 3,765.2 Mn by 2027. North America is anticipated to dominate the global medical device cleaning market in the forecast period. The key factors responsible for the growth of the global medical device cleaning market are a consistent number of strategic collaborations adopted by prominent industry players to broaden the product portfolio and infection control capabilities. Furthermore, the rising prevalence of chronic disorders and an increase in hospital acquired infections (HAIs) are factors driving the growth of the global medical device cleaning market. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HAIs cause approximately 99,000 deaths and 1.7 million contaminations in American hospitals each year. Furthermore, an expanding patient pool and rising demand for medical devices drive market growth. Asia Pacific, on the other hand, is expected to be the fastest growing regional market for the global medical device cleaning market. The presence of outsourcing organisations, rising healthcare expenditures and unprecedented evolution of healthcare standards and infrastructure across the region are factors driving the growth of the global medical device cleaning market. DOWNLOAD SAMPLE PAGES OF THIS REPORT@ https://www.acumenresearchandconsulting.com/request-sample/2575 Market Dynamics Stringent regulations for reusable medical devices to reduce the incidences of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs), increased focus on sterilization and disinfection in the healthcare sector, and increased government investment to improve healthcare expenditure by the patient pool are the major factors driving the global medical device cleaning market. However, the cumulative preference for single-use devices due to concerns about the safety of reused devices is a factor impeding market growth. The increasing implementation of preventive measures to reduce hospital-acquired infections, as well as the deployment of new techniques and materials for medical equipment cleaning and reprocessing, is propelling market growth. The emergence of serious diseases, as well as the growing interest in surgery, increases the use of medical devices and thus the need to clean and reprocess them, which is expected to drive the medical device cleaning market during the forecast period. Segmental Outlook The global medical device cleaning market is segmented as type, device, application, and end-user. By type, the market is segmented as disinfection, automatic cleaning, pre-cleaning, and manual cleaning. By device, the market is segmented as non-critical, critical, and semi-critical. By application, the market is segmented as ultrasound probes, endoscopes, surgical instruments, and other devices. By end-user, the market is segmented as hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, and others. VIEW TABLE OF CONTENT OF THIS REPORT@ https://www.acumenresearchandconsulting.com/medical-device-cleaning-market The surgical instrument segment will account for the largest market share in the global medical device cleaning market. The surgical instrument segment maintains its dominant share due to the increasing number of surgical procedures involving cosmetic surgical procedures as well as the development of healthcare infrastructure. Furthermore, with the increasing number of surgical procedures, the surgical instrument segment will experience significant growth in the coming years. Competitive Landscape The major players involved in the medical device cleaning market involve Steris Corporation, Getinge, Cantel Medical Corporation, Ecolab Inc., ASP (Advanced Sterilization Products), Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation, Sklar Surgical Instruments, PAUL HARTMANN AG, and others. Browse Upcoming Market Research Reports@ https://www.acumenresearchandconsulting.com/forthcoming-reports Some of the key observations regarding the medical device cleaning industry include: In March 2019, Getinge announced a new product launch namely, " 9100E Cart Washer". The newly launched product represents the evolution of the company’s successful 9100 series floor-loading cart and utensil washer-disinfectors. It was specifically designed to address the needs of hospitals, which require washers that have a reliable and sufficient throughput of a large variety of items that cannot be disinfected in a traditional instrument washer-disinfector, such as operating table transport trolleys, instrument containers and other bulky items.In May 2016, PAUL HARTMANN AG announced the launching of the world's first alcohol-based hand disinfectant. The newly launched product is a six-step Evolution Concept, a multimodal hand hygiene strategy. The product is a "Preventable healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) continue to burden hospitals worldwide. 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AM Best has maintained its stable market segment outlook on the Spanish non-life insurance segment. Key supporting factors include an expected recovery in premium growth, continued strong and stable underwriting performance, due to limited exposure to catastrophe and COVID-19 losses, and strong risk-adjusted capitalisation.
Storj launches Storj DCS, the developer’s gateway to the decentralized Internet.
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Residents of Binche, British Columbia, joined forces on April 2 to rescue a moose trapped on a slippery frozen lake.According to reports, Binche resident Ross Duncan said local residents first noticed the moose struggling to get off Stuart Lake in late March.Duncan said residents made several attempts to move the moose off the ice before they successfully hooked two ropes around the stranded animal and dragged her toward the shore with an all-terrain vehicle. She then ambled off into the bush, local media reported.Speaking to the Vancouver Sun, Duncan said residents believe wolves chased the moose onto the ice, where she became stranded on the slick surface. Credit: Ross Duncan via Storyful
The French government holds “significant responsibility” for enabling the Rwandan 1994 genocide since it was aware that it was being prepared, according to an American report published by Kigali on Monday. The report was compiled by Washington DC-based lawyer Robert Muse and his firm Levy Firestone Muse LLP, which was contracted by the Rwanda government to investigate France’s role in the massacre of some 800,000 people.A French presidential advisor told journalists on Monday that the report was part of a “key step in getting our two countries closer”.The Rwandan report said that although the ultimate responsibility for the killing was with those who carried out the genocide, the government in Paris had helped create institutions involved in the brutal wave of murders.The report said it could not be the “final word” on France’s role in the genocide, targeting Tutsis and some moderate Hutus, however, it pointed to the French government's close relationship with Rwanda's Hutu president of the time, Juvenal Habyarimana."Only the French government was an indispensable collaborator in building the institutions that would become instruments of the genocide. No other foreign government both knew the dangers posed by Rwandan extremists and enabled those extremists...", the report states.It said the publication by France of all documents and further testimony from French officials would help establish the truth.Mending relationsPublication of this latest report comes shortly after Rwanda’s commemorated 27 years since the mass killings on 7 April 1994 when people were hacked to death by machetes and sexual violence was rife.France’s government announced on the same day that it would open up all archives detailing the work of then-French President François Mitterrand, as well as former Prime Minister Edouard Balladur.France’s involvement has long been the subject of tension between the two countries, and French President Emmanuel Macron has made some moves to try and mend relations. Killing your neighbour first—Murambi massacre remembered Serving time for Rwandan genocide in Nyamagabe prisonHe ordered an investigation to try and answer those long-standing accusations of complicity. The enquiry, led by historian Vincent Duclert, determined that Paris failed to help stop the killing and held it accountable for its inability to see preparations for the genocide.The 600-page Rwanda-commissioned report was the result of four years of research, entitled “A foreseeable genocide: the role of the French Government in connection with the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi”.In a statement from Rwanda’s council of ministers on Monday, the Rwandan government hailed the initiatives taken by Macron and “the prospect of a new chapter in the relations between France and Rwanda”.
Global warming emissions are expected to spike this year as the world emerges from the coronavirus pandemic and economies begin to recover. According to a Tuesday report from the International Energy Agency, an intergovernmental group based in Paris, worldwide energy-related carbon dioxide emissions could surge by 1.5 billion metric tons this year, following last year's decline due to the pandemic. According to the IEA, it would be the second-largest annual increase in emissions since 2010 following the global financial crisis of 2008-2009.
President Joe Biden will virtually tour a South Carolina electric bus and battery manufacturing plant on Tuesday as the White House touts his proposal to boost the production of zero-emission buses and cars. Biden will tour a U.S. electric bus manufacturer Proterra facility.
A 62-year-old crashed out of the Daytona 500 three laps in, but NASCAR won’t allow Truck Series driver Jennifer Jo Cobb to race at Talladega? The inside story of how this situation became so messy.
A group of prominent House Democrats are calling for Joe Biden’s administration to investigate the 2010 merger of Live Nation and Ticketmaster, arguing that the combination has “strangled competition in live entertainment ticketing and harmed consumers and must be revisited.” The letter comes amid expectations that the Biden administration will take stronger stance on antitrust […]
Tory MPs demand inquiry into equality thinktank over race report criticism. Letter to Charity Commission accuses Runnymede Trust of pursuing a political agenda
At an event Tuesday, Apple Inc may sharpen its focus on rival Spotify with a new podcast subscription service and finally may show off tiny tags meant to locate lost items. The event, being broadcast from Apple's Cupertino, California headquarters, is also likely to include an update to Apple's iPad Pro tablet and its iMacs. Apple shares have risen nearly 95% over the past year, faster than the 63% rise in the Nasdaq Composite Index, thanks to a record $274.5 billion in sales for fiscal 2020 as consumers stocked up on electronics during the pandemic.
An imported case who arrived from India earlier this month was "was probably re-infected" when he was in his home country and had been infectious when he came back here, said the Ministry of Health on Tuesday (21 April).
Canada and the United States on Tuesday extended a land-border closure for non-essential travelers, and air passengers arriving in Canada will continue to be tested for COVID-19 ahead of a hotel quarantine period, authorities said. The land-border restrictions, imposed in March 2020, have been extended to May 21. Mexico said late on Monday it was maintaining some of its border restrictions, too.
Bob Valvano's brother, the iconic basketball player and coach Jim Valvano, died in 1993 following his own diagnosis with cancer
TORONTO — Ontario's two biggest COVID-19 hot spots are moving to temporarily close businesses with recent outbreaks of the virus in an effort to rein in surging case counts they said were fuelled by workplace spread. Toronto and Peel Region announced within hours of each other Tuesday that they would issue updated orders requiring businesses that have seen five or more linked cases in the past 14 days to shut down for 10 days. During that time, workers would have to self-isolate, they said. "Workplaces that are open provide an opportunity for COVID-19 to spread," Toronto's top doctor, Dr. Eileen de Villa, said in a statement. "Given that the majority of our cases are now as a result of variants of concern, which transmit faster, this order will support Toronto Public Health's investigators to help workplaces immediately reduce the risk of spread and manage workplace outbreaks quickly." Peel Region officials also said workplace exposures continue to drive high case counts in the area. Toronto will issue its order by Friday, it said. Peel Region said businesses could be told to close as early as Friday, and those affected will be contacted directly before they are publicly identified. Those deemed essential for the well-being of the community, such as businesses in health care and emergency child care, will be exempt from full closure in Peel, the region said, while Toronto officials said only that they may be exempt. Peel's top doctor, Dr. Lawrence Loh, urged employers ordered to shut down to provide paid sick leave to their staff, "in the absence of legislated paid sick days." The move comes a day after the Ontario government rejected efforts to bring in paid sick leave for essential workers and shut down non-essential businesses. The province has faced increasing pressure from health experts and advocates to implement paid sick days and close non-essential workplaces amid a third wave that threatens to overwhelm the health-care system. The governing Progressive Conservatives shot down Opposition motions on both issues on Monday, and then again on Tuesday. NDP Leader Andrea Horwath said inaction by the province has forced Peel's top doctor to issue orders to protect workers himself. "Dr. (Lawrence) Loh of Peel had to step in because the premier marched us right into this third wave with his eyes wide open, and he is now marching us in the wrong direction," she said. The government has frequently said it won't bring in a provincial paid sick day program because a federal program exists. Labour Minister Monte McNaughton criticized Ottawa on Tuesday for not enhancing the federal program in the budget introduced Monday. Ontario's top doctor, meanwhile, said Monday that the province could look into closing more non-essential businesses, but suggested there isn't a "clear-cut answer" as to what is essential. Ontario reported 3,469 cases of COVID-19 and 22 more deaths linked to the virus on Tuesday. Health Minister Christine Elliott said there were 1,074 new cases in Toronto, 775 in Peel Region, and 406 in York Region. Provincial data released last week showed Peel Region – which includes Brampton, Mississauga and Caledon – had the highest COVID-19 positivity rate at 15 per cent, with Toronto coming in second at 11.3 per cent. The region west of Toronto also had the highest number of weekly new cases per 100,000 residents, the data showed. One of the public health experts involved in preparing the province's COVID-19 projections said last fall that the virus is hardest to control in areas such as Brampton where the proportion of essential service workers is higher and households are larger. Meanwhile, Ontario residents aged 40 and older were eligible to get the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine at pharmacies and doctors' offices starting Tuesday. The minimum age to receive that vaccine was previously 55 because of a slightly elevated risk of an extremely rare blood clot disorder. The province announced the change in eligibility on Sunday after the federal health minister said the move was well within the provinces’ jurisdiction. Health Canada has licensed the AstraZeneca shot for use in people over the age of 18. There were 90,409 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine administered in Ontario since Monday's report. However, the Ministry of Health said that some vaccine clinics were forced to use paper-based reporting due to a Rogers outage on Monday and Tuesday's vaccine figures were, as a result, an underestimate. This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 20, 2021. Shawn Jeffords and Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press
A suburban Chicago woman was sentenced Tuesday to six and a half years in prison after pleading guilty to charges alleging she helped several people from Guatemala enter the U.S. illegally and forbid them from leaving her home until they paid off debts to her. Concepcion Malinek, 50, of Cicero, had pleaded guilty last year to one count of labor trafficking.