The pandemic hit NBA season is finally taking its toll on the Raptors but can we really evaluate this basketball team properly given the circumstances?
The pandemic hit NBA season is finally taking its toll on the Raptors but can we really evaluate this basketball team properly given the circumstances?
AM Best has placed under review with developing implications the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating (Long-Term ICR) of "bbb-" and the Long-Term Issue Credit Rating (Long-Term IR) of Hallmark Financial Services, Inc. (Hallmark Financial) [NASDAQ:HALL]. Concurrently, AM Best has placed under review with developing implications the Financial Strength Rating (FSR) of A- (Excellent) and the Long-Term ICRs of "a-" of the members of Hallmark Insurance Group (Hallmark Group). The companies’ operations are headquartered in Dallas, TX. (See below for a detailed listing of the companies and Credit Ratings [ratings].)
The Prime Minister was asked about his relationship with the American businesswoman during a live coronavirus briefing.
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The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care is recommending that routine screening for chlamydia and gonorrhea be extended to sexually active people under age 30.The new guidelines published in the Canadian Medical Journal on Tuesday expand the current practice of annually testing patients up to age 25.The authors say the recommendation reflects rising rates of chlamydia and gonorrhea among people aged 25 to 29 over the past two decades.They say the reported rate of chlamydia among people aged 15 to 29 is between one and 1.9 per cent, but the true prevalence could be as high as five to seven per cent.The task force says many cases of chlamydia go unreported because people are asymptomatic or don't seek care.The guidelines suggest health-care providers screen men for chlamydia and gonorrhea to reduce the spread among women, who face higher health risks such as pelvic inflammatory disease.The recommendations don't apply to pregnant people, individuals considered to be at high risk based on sexual behaviours or patients seeking care for a possible sexually transmitted infection.This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 20, 2021. The Canadian Press
Shares of drone maker AgEagle Aerial Systems (NYSEMKT: UAVS) fell roughly 10% in the first 90 minutes of trading on April 20. Measure's client list includes companies like Marathon Pipeline, CNN, CoStar Group, LAPD, and Nationwide Insurance.
Don't toss those unused tea bags! Believe it or not, they're capable of far more than you realize. Green tea eye masks, anyone?
The Super League leans heavy on American sports principles.
OTTAWA — Female service members and veterans came out swinging at Canada's military police on Tuesday as they related their own individual experiences after having come forward to report a sexual crime or misconduct. The women, who were testifying before a House of Commons committee, also suggested victims of such acts often end up paying the price for coming forward while perpetrators are largely let off the hook. "Most times the victims pay a greater price than the perpetrator when they come forward," said navy Lt. Heather Macdonald. "That is why most victims are reluctant to come forward. We need to fix this, we need to make this a better, safer place for females to work." The hearings at the committee on the status of women come as the federal government and Canadian Armed Forces are grappling with allegations of misconduct involving several senior officers, including chief of the defence staff Admiral Art McDonald. The specific allegations against McDonald, who temporarily stepped aside in February after the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service launched an investigation, have not been publicly disclosed. But Global News has reported that the allegation relates to sexual misconduct and relates to an incident involving Macdonald, the navy lieutenant who appeared at committee. The outlet reported she was frustrated that someone had leaked details of her case to the media without her consent and she declined to detail the allegations. CBC has reported that the alleged incident occurred during an exercise in the Far North in 2010 when the admiral was captain of HMCS Montreal. The admiral has not responded to repeated requests from The Canadian Press for comment. Macdonald did not speak about the case, nor did committee members ask her about it. She instead spoke about the challenges women in uniform face when trying to report inappropriate or criminal behaviour both at sea and in general, including the approach taken by military police investigators. "It is like you're being interrogated, and like you're a criminal," Macdonald told the committee. Air force technician Emily Tulloch related a similar experience after she came forward to report having been sexually assaulted, describing her meetings with military police as "dreadful." "During these interviews, I felt investigators were not treating me like a human being, but just another case file to them," Tulloch told the committee. "There was no empathy or humanity. ... I felt like I wasn't being heard, and that I was being treated like a criminal. And no one should be treated like a criminal when they're that vulnerable and in need of help." Military police commanders have previously spoken about the steps they have taken to better deal with sexual misconduct since retired Supreme Court justice Marie Deschamps released a scathing report on the Armed Forces' handling of such incidents in 2015. Those measures have included specialized training and even dedicated units tasked with investigating such cases. Tulloch told the committee she has "experienced a lifetime of sexual assault and misconduct" since joining the military in July 2018. "I'm here today to tell you that I was raped only one month into my basic training at (Royal Military College) Saint-Jean. I was also sexually assaulted during my training in Borden and I have been groped and kissed unwillingly at group parties and mess events. And these degrading behaviors are more common than you think," she said. Military police need to improve their training for how to conduct interviews of sexual assault victims, she told the committee. "There needs to be a specific course made to teach them that victims need understanding and empathy. And if there already is a course, then they need to tear it apart and rebuild it from the ground up." Tuesday's frank and at times raw testimony came one day after the government said it was adding $77 million in new funding and redirecting $158 million from other areas to increase victim support services and develop new prevention training. It has also said that it plans to add independent oversight to the military's handling of sexual misconduct complaints, though it has yet to provide further details. Several of those testifying underscored the importance of such external accountability, with Macdonald suggesting one option would be the creation of an independent inspector-general like what some of Canada’s allies have in place. Numerous experts and survivors have echoed that suggestion in recent months, arguing that the military has repeatedly shown its inability to bring about real change on its own. This report by The Canadian Press was first published Apr. 20, 2021. Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press
Semrush Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SEMR), a leading online visibility management and content marketing SaaS platform trusted by 24% of Fortune 500 companies, will release its financial results for the first quarter 2021 after market close on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 and Semrush will host a corresponding conference call to discuss results at 4:30 p.m. EDT.
DENVER, April 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- StoneCastle Financial Corp., (NASDAQ: BANX) ("StoneCastle Financial" or the “Company”), today announced that the Company’s March 31, 2021 estimated Net Asset Value (“NAV”) was $21.62. The NAV was down ($0.06) from the prior month. StoneCastle Financial will host a conference call for investors and other interested parties beginning at 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) on Thursday, May 13, 2021 to discuss the Company’s financial results and investment performance and provide its current views on bank-related assets and the community banking market. The call will be hosted by Sanjai Bhonsle, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and Patrick Farrell, Chief Financial Officer. The conference call will be accessible by telephone and the Internet. To access the call, participants from within the U.S. may dial 1-877-407-9039 and participants from outside the U.S. may dial 1-201-689-8470. Participants may also access the call via live webcast by visiting StoneCastle Financial’s investor relations website at www.stonecastle-financial.com. The replay of the call will be available from approximately 8:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) on May 13, 2021 through midnight (Eastern Time) on May 27, 2021. To access the replay, the domestic dial-in number is 1-844-512-2921 the international dial-in number is 1-412-317-6671 and the passcode is 13718352. The archive of the webcast will be available on the StoneCastle Financial’s website at www.stonecastle-financial.com for a limited time. About StoneCastle Financial Corp. StoneCastle Financial is an SEC registered non-diversified, closed-end investment company listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol "BANX.” Its investment objective is to provide stockholders with current income and, to a lesser extent, capital appreciation. StoneCastle Financial is managed by StoneCastle-ArrowMark Asset Management, LLC. To learn more, visit www.stonecastle-financial.com. Contact: Julie MuracoInvestor Relations212-468-5441
LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky senior forward Olivier Sarr has declared for the NBA draft and will forego his remaining collegiate eligibility after one season with the Wildcats. The 7-foot Frenchman transferred last year from Wake Forest and averaged 10.8 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game. Sarr shot 47%, including 12 3-pointers on 46% accuracy, and 79% from the free throw line. He also provided experience and leadership for a young Wildcats squad that ultimately missed the NCAA Tournament with a 9-16 finish. In a release Sarr said he was blessed “to have learned from two great coaches” at Kentucky with John Calipari and Danny Manning at Wake Forest. Calipari said Sarr “really improved” in his lone season with the Wildcats and added, “He is only going to get better.” Sarr, who will graduate next month with a communications degree, joins Brandon Boston Jr., Terrance Clarke and Isaiah Jackson in the draft. Jackson has left open the option of returning to school. ___ More AP college basketball: https://apnews.com/hub/College-basketball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25 The Associated Press
Songwriter and producer Jim Steinem, known for songs like "I'd Do Anything for Love" with Rock singer Meat Loaf has died.
A white North Carolina woman is accused of driving her car into a yard where three Black teenagers were playing basketball, injuring one of them.
On April 14, 2021, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, contraband and unauthorized items were seized at Donnacona Institution, a federal maximum-security institution.
LabTrader receives huge shipment of new and gently used name brand lab equipment - freezers, biosafety cabinets, centrifuges - at affordable prices.
Yahoo Sports senior NBA insider Chris Haynes and SiriusXM's Amin Elhassan connected on the Posted Up with Chris Haynes podcast to discuss the two-time MVP's wild shooting display over the last few weeks. Hear the full conversation on the Posted Up with Chris Haynes podcast. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher or wherever you listen.
Mexican thriller series Who Killed Sara? has become Netflix’s most popular non-English language title ever with an estimated 55M subscribers tuning in since its launch last month. The series stars Manolo Cardona as Alex Guzman, hellbent on finding out who killed his sister Sara after spending 18 years in prison for a crime he did […]
Youngstown State football on Tuesday was placed on probation for two years and hit with recruiting sanctions by the NCAA after the school and the association agreed several rules violations were committed under former head coach Bo Pelini. Using the NCAA's negotiated resolution process, the school agreed it failed to monitor its football program when it permitted three staff members to recruit off campus without completing the coaches' certification test for 2019-20 academic year. The report does not specifically mention Pelini, who was head coach at Youngstown from 2015-19, but it does refer to the former head coach who left to become a defensive coordinator at another school.
Liverpool players, led by captain Jordan Henderson, have called on their own club to walk away too
This marks five years of recognition across several different categoriesTORONTO, April 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BlueCat, the Adaptive DNS CompanyTM, today announced it is thrilled to be recognized as number 25 on this year’s Best Workplaces™ in Canada list. This accolade comes shortly after receiving a Best Workplaces for Women™ 2021 award, and also after five years of Best Workplaces™ in Canada recognition across multiple categories including Best Workplace in Technology™ and Best Workplace for Mental Wellness™. BlueCat believes that attracting and retaining employees who are passionate about contributing to the company’s collaborative and thoughtful culture is a top priority. Stephen Devito, Chief Executive Officer at BlueCat, says: “We are honoured to be recognized as a Great Place to Work® in Canada. At BlueCat, your voice always matters and your contributions count. Our employees support and motivate one another every day, because we are much more than a team. I want to thank every single employee for their contributions to our company culture.” The 2021 Best Workplaces™ in Canada list is compiled by the Great Place to Work® Institute. The competition process to be ranked on this list is employee driven, based on two criteria: two-thirds of the total score comes from confidential employee survey results and the remaining one-third from an in-depth review of the organization’s culture. This offers a rigorous representation of the organization from an employee perspective, and an overall portrait of the workplace culture. Together, they provide crucial data relative to five trust-building dimensions: credibility, respect, fairness, pride, and camaraderie. Cheryl Kerrigan, Vice President of People at BlueCat, says: “The company culture at BlueCat is what separates us from the rest. Our culture code was crowdsourced from the BlueCats themselves, helping us live our values every day. Our fifth pillar, 'we win as a team,’ could not be more relevant as it relates to this award. This recognition belongs to every single team member at BlueCat, as it's each member's dedication and contribution that's brought us here." This year’s list is representative of the experience and sentiment of over 300,000 Canadian employees. About Great Place to Work®: Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. It is a global research and consulting firm with a mission to build a better society by helping companies transform their workplaces. Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In Canada, Great Place to Work® produces both industry and demographic specific Best Workplace™ lists. This is part of the world’s largest annual workplace study, which culminates in a series of national lists in over 50 countries, including the study’s flagship list of 100 Best Companies published annually in Fortune magazine. Globally, this survey represents the voices of 11 million employees, which are the primary determinant used in selecting winners. There’s only one way to get on this list – your employees have to put you on it. Follow Great Place to Work® on Facebook; for Linkedin and Twitter use #BestWorkplacesCA For more information, please contact the Institute email@example.com or visithttp://www.greatplacetowork.ca About BlueCat: BlueCat is the Adaptive DNS™ company. The company’s mission is to help the world’s largest organizations thrive on network complexity, from the edge to the core. To do this, BlueCat re-imagined DNS. The result – Adaptive DNS™ – is a dynamic, open, secure, scalable, and automated resource that supports the most challenging digital transformation initiatives, like adoption of hybrid cloud and rapid application development. Learn more at www.bluecatnetworks.com. BlueCat’s employees love working for them, and so will you. To view the job openings, please visit BlueCat’s career page at https://bluecatnetworks.com/careers/. CONTACT: Contact: Dana Iskoldski Corporate Communications Manager firstname.lastname@example.org 647 222 1996