Russell Westbrook (Washington Wizards) with a dunk vs the Memphis Grizzlies, 03/02/2021
Russell Westbrook (Washington Wizards) with a dunk vs the Memphis Grizzlies, 03/02/2021
Mr Cameron was said to have described the decision to exclude his employer’s firm, Greensill Capital, from the multibillion-pound scheme as ‘nuts’.
The U.S. preserved a remarkable unbeaten streak, but had its win streak snapped two short of a program record.
The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): 3:30 p.m. Health officials in New Brunswick say the Edmundston-Grand Falls region will go under full lockdown as of midnight because of an ongoing outbreak of COVID-19. The province is reporting 19 new cases of the virus and one death -- a person in their 70s in the Edmundston area. Chief medical officer of health Dr. Jennifer Russell says 15 of the new cases are in the Edmundston region, with two in the Fredericton area, one case in the Moncton region and one in the Saint John area. The province currently has 149 active cases and Russell says it must now be assumed that all new infections in New Brunswick are caused by one of the variants that are driving case counts in many areas of the country. --- 2 p.m. Manitoba is reporting 135 new cases of COVID-19 today, along with one new death. Public health says the death involved a woman in her 80s in the Winnipeg health region. The new cases bring the province's overall total to 35,104, with 1,259 active diagnoses. The province says 141 people remain in hospital recovering from the novel coronavirus. --- 12:20 p.m. Nova Scotia is reporting eight new cases of COVID-19 today. Six of the cases are in the Halifax area with three related to travel outside Atlantic Canada and the other three identified as close contacts of previously reported cases. The remaining two infections have been identified in the western health zone with one related to travel outside of the Atlantic region and the other under investigation. The province currently has 43 active COVID-19 diagnoses, with no one in hospital due to the virus. --- 11:10 a.m. Quebec is reporting 1,754 new COVID-19 cases and 13 deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus, including two in the past 24 hours. Health authorities say there are 14 more patients in hospital for a total of 583, with the number in intensive care rising by four to 138. The province administered more than 73,023 doses of COVID-19 vaccine, for a total of more than 1.8 million since the campaign began. While Quebec City reported more than 400 infections for a third consecutive day, it was surpassed by Montreal, which reported a province high 428 new cases. --- 10:45 a.m. Ontario is reporting 3,813 new cases of COVID-19 today as hospitalization rates across the province remain high. There are currently 1,524 COVID-19 patients in Ontario hospitals, with 585 in intensive care and 384 on a ventilator. Those figures come hours after the province issued a pair of emergency orders intended to address a major influx of COVID-19 patients requiring hospital care. They include directives allowing the province to redeploy staff from home-care settings and other environments to support overtaxed hospitals, as well as a new rule allowing hospitals to transfer patients without consent if needed. Ontario is also reporting 19 new virus-related deaths in the past 24 hours. --- This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 10, 2021. The Canadian Press
BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Florida Panthers addressed losing Aaron Ekblad to a season-ending injury by acquiring defenceman Brandon Montour in a trade with the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday. For Buffalo, the last-place Sabres continued selling off assets by acquiring a third-round draft pick in what is not expected to be their final move before the NHL’s trade deadline on Monday. The Sabres traded veteran Eric Staal to Montreal last month, and are in negotiations to trade forward Taylor Hall, who is completing a one-year, $8 million contract. At 9-25-6, Buffalo is all but mathematically out of contention, and in position to match the NHL playoff drought record of 10 seasons. Montour is a pending unrestricted free-agent completing a one-year, $3.85 million contract. The Panthers add a two-way defenceman to a lineup that lost its top blueliner in Ekblad, who will miss 12 weeks after having surgery on March 30 to repair a broken left leg. The trade was announced as Florida took the ice to play at Dallas, and with the Panthers in a tight race for first place in the Central Division standings. Florida fell from first place to a tie with Tampa Bay for second after back-to-back losses to Carolina this week. “Brandon is a capable and talented right-shot defenceman who will have an immediate impact on our club,” Panthers GM Bill Zito said in a statement released by the team. “His two-way acumen and ability to play important minutes make him an exciting addition to the Panthers.” The Panthers opened salary cap space on Thursday in a trade that sent forward Brett Connolly and defenceman Riley Stillman to Chicago for forward Lucas Wallmark and defenceman Lucas Carlsson. Montour, who turns 27 on Sunday, is in his fifth NHL season and has been with Buffalo since the Sabres acquired him from Anaheim on Feb. 24, 2019. He has five goals — four coming in his last seven games — and 14 points in 38 games this season. Overall, the 2014 second-round draft pick has 29 goals and 76 assists for 105 points in 281 career games. Sabres interim coach Don Granato praised Montour for not allowing trade discussions to affect his performance over the past few weeks. “Through this, Brandon was incredible. He played hard last night. He kept this out of his mind when the puck dropped,” said Granato, referring to the Sabres' 4-3 loss to Washington on Friday. “He was a lot of fun to be around. He’s competitive. Brings a lot of energy, a lot of life,” Granato added. “Of course, you don’t like losing guys like that, but we all understand and it’s part of our game." NOTES: Granato said barring a setback, rookie centre Dylan Cozens is scheduled to return for Buffalo’s game at Philadelphia on Sunday. Cozens has missed six games with an upper body injury. ... Granato said D Will Borgen isn’t expected to resume practicing until Buffalo returns from its three-game road trip, which ends at Washington on Thursday. Borgen has missed 26 games with a broken forearm. ___ More AP NHL: https://apnews.com/hub/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports John Wawrow, The Associated Press
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Ian Tuttle/GettyFor years, any time LeVar Burton would run into Alex Trebek—at the Daytime Emmys or elsewhere—he would pester the Jeopardy! host with one idea: do a celebrity tournament.“I was completely and totally selfish and self serving in my desire,” the Star Trek: The Next Generation actor and Reading Rainbow host admitted in an interview with The Daily Beast. He just really, really wanted to find a way to appear on Jeopardy!Eventually, it worked. The first star-studded tournament premiered in 1992, and in 1995 Burton finally got his turn and won. Now, he’s on a slightly different pursuit—one that, although trivia-related, is far from trivial. Burton and hundreds of thousands of fans are convinced that he should be the next host of Jeopardy! As Burton himself put it, “It’s what they call ‘on brand’—right?”Watching Alex Trebek’s Last ‘Jeopardy!’ as America CrumblesAlex Trebek died in November, at the age of 80, after a public battle with pancreatic cancer. For 37 years, Trebek had earned the admiration and adoration of multiple generations; many of those who grew up watching Trebek behind the podium had come to see him as something of a Walter Cronkite figure. Replacing Jeopardy!’s legendary emcee was never going to be easy, and so far it’s unclear who will take the reins. In the meantime, we’ve seen a series of temporary hosts including Ken Jennings, Katie Couric, and, more controversially, Dr. Oz. Burton’s name has been floating in the ether of possible picks to replace Trebek for months, but so far he has not even appeared as a temporary fill-in.Fans have not given up hope: More than 200,000 people have signed a petition calling on the show’s producers, Sony Pictures Entertainment, to install Burton as the next host. Change.org petition creator Joshua Sanders’ explanation for creating the petition is a clear and concise rundown of Burton’s qualifications: “Between hosting 21 seasons of the educational Reading Rainbow, playing the brainiac engineer Geordi La Forge on Star Trek: the Next Generation, and filling the roll of Kunta Kinte in the ever important mini-series Roots, LeVar Burton has inspired and shaped the minds of several generations of trivia-loving nerds.” More recently, Burton has also continued that tradition with his podcast, LeVar Burton Reads, in which he narrates short stories from authors including Neil Gaiman, Haruki Murakami, and Octavia Butler.Ken Jennings Proved He Should Be the Next ‘Jeopardy!’ HostBurton believes that many of the people who signed his petition are the same Gen X-ers and millennials who grew up with him on Reading Rainbow, and who now listen to the podcast. “I’m trying to keep them, this generation, engaged with their imaginations,” he said. When asked why he believes fans have been so supportive of his Jeopardy! campaign, he reasoned, “I think it’s because when they think about it as I do—it makes sense... Everything that I’ve done in my career points to the idea that I would probably be pretty good at this.”Burton still remembers watching Jeopardy! as a fifth grader growing up in West Sacramento, California—when original host Art Fleming was still behind the lectern. Hosting Jeopardy!, he said, is the only game show position he’s ever wanted. As both he and his fans note, his qualifications do feel uniquely suited to the gig.Beyond a long on-screen résumé that more than demonstrates Burton is capable of talking to people naturally on camera, the actor pointed out that he’s made knowledge, learning, and curiosity a cornerstone of his work. It’s a value he learned from his family, who taught him to prize education.“And I think that there’s a certain amount of personality that needs to be present,” Burton added. “I’ve seen some of the guest hosts who are not as familiar with this particular type of communication... which is to say, dealing with the contestants and the mechanics of the game while including the audience at home. It’s not like everybody can do it.”This is not the first time Burton has looked into the possibility of hosting Jeopardy!, either. A couple years ago, as Trebek was negotiating his contract and it seemed, for a moment, like he might’ve been preparing to retire, Burton says he reached out to Sony to express his interest in the position. They said Trebek wasn’t leaving, but said they’d keep him in mind “when the time comes.”Now, Burton said, “If they were to hire somebody and I did not feel like I gave it my absolute best shot to get in there, I would never forgive myself.”“I am willing to put my skills up against those of anybody else who they are considering,” he added, “because I just believe so fervently that I’m right.”But thanks to the overwhelming support he’s received from fans, Burton said, “I really feel like I’ve won”—whether he gets the job or not. “To watch it happen in real time is a trip,” he said of the petition’s astronomical growth. “Just to see it unfold before your eyes, it’s like crazy. It’s wild. It’s miraculous.”Sony had not reached out yet as of Friday—but as Burton put it, “I’ve gotta figure they’re listening... Let’s see what happens.”A representative for Jeopardy! did not immediately respond to The Daily Beast’s request for comment regarding any plans the show might have for Burton.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Grand National winning jockey Rachael Blackmore was described as an "inspiration" after becoming the first female to ride the winner at the world's most famous race on Saturday. The Irishwoman produced a masterful ride on 11-1 shot Minella Times to win by six lengths after taking control two fences from home at the Aintree course. Katie Walsh, whose third place in 2012 had been the best previous effort by a female jockey in the race, said Blackmore's feat was a great result for racing.
The Dallas Mavericks will look to continue their climb up the Western Conference standings and take advantage of a rare break from the rigors of the COVID-influenced NBA schedule when they host the reeling San Antonio Spurs on Sunday evening. The Mavericks have won six of their past seven games to move into the seventh spot in the West. Dallas' most recent game was a 116-101 home win over short-handed Milwaukee on Thursday that came a night after the Mavs lost at Houston.
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STOCKHOLM — The United States’ 16-match winning streak was snapped in a 1-1 draw with Sweden on Saturday in Carli Lloyd's 300th national team appearance. Lina Hurtig put Sweden ahead off a set piece in the 38th minute before Megan Rapinoe's penalty kick pulled the United States even in the 87th. The draw extended the U.S. team's unbeaten streak to 38 games. Rapinoe's goal was her sixth this year to lead the team. The Americans have not lost a match since January 2019, when they fell to France. Their 16-game winning streak was the third longest in team history. Lloyd wore the captain's armband for her milestone game. The only other players to appear in 300 or more games for the national team are Kristine Lilly (354) and Christie Pearce Rampone (311). The Swedes shocked the Americans in the quarterfinals of the 2016 Olympics, advancing on penalties after a 1-1 draw. Sweden went on to play in the final in Rio de Janeiro but fell to Germany. Both teams have qualified for the Tokyo Olympics this summer. The United States is the top-ranked team in the world. In Tokyo, the Americans will seek to become the first women’s team to follow a World Cup victory with an Olympic gold medal. The United States travels to Le Havre for a match against No. 3 France on Tuesday. ___ More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/hub/Soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The Associated Press
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ISTANBUL — The presidents of Ukraine and Turkey stressed the importance of Ukraine's territorial integrity, the de-escalation of tensions in eastern Ukraine and security in the Black Sea following a meeting Saturday in Istanbul. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s visit to Turkey came amid renewed tensions in eastern Ukraine, where Ukrainian forces and Russia-backed separatists have been fighting since 2014. Russia has reinforced its troops along the border and warned Ukraine against trying to retake separatist-controlled territory. Kyiv rejects the claim that it is preparing for an offensive. The Russian military build-up on the Ukrainian border has raised concerns in the United States and Europe. “I informed the Turkish parties in detail about the situation in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine -- Donbass and Crimea -- in particular about the violation of human rights on the peninsula and its ongoing militarization," Zelenskyy said in a joint press conference. In a visit to troops, Zelenskyy said breaches of a July truce were increasing. Separatist authorities have also accused Ukrainian forces of violating the cease-fire. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged the continuation of a cease-fire in eastern Ukraine and for both sides to find a solution to the conflict through dialogue. “We hope that the worrying escalation that we have observed in the field recently will end as soon as possible,” he said. Erdogan said Turkey “strongly defended Ukraine’s territorial integrity and sovereignty” and reiterated Turkey's decision to not recognize Russia's 2014 annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula. Crimean Tatars have ethnic links to Turkey. Zelenskyy said Turkey's support was important for the “restoration” of Ukraine's territories. The two leaders also discussed the security of the Black Sea, which both nations border. “Our fundamental goal is for the Black Sea to continue being a sea of peace and co-operation,” Erdogan said. “We do not wish the escalation of tensions in our shared geography under any circumstance." Erdogan added that Turkey's co-operation with Ukraine did not mean it was taking a stance against any other countries. Turkey is a NATO member but Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin have forged a close personal relationship, sealing energy, defence and trade deals. They have also landed on opposing sides in other conflicts, including Syria, Libya and Nagorno-Karabakh. The Turkish and Russian presidents spoke on the phone Friday, discussing Ukraine and other issues. The Kremlin said Putin expressed concerns that Ukraine “recently resumed dangerous provocations on the contact line” in eastern Ukraine. ___ Yuras Karmanau in Kyiv contributed. Zeynep Bilginsoy, The Associated Press
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Wood Buffalo RCMP have identified human remains found in Thickwood as Ellie Herman, 35, of the Chipewyan Prairie First Nation. Herman was last seen in Fort McMurray on Sept. 20, 2019 and reported missing on Oct. 17, 2019. The cause of death is being investigated. Herman's body was found at 1:49 p.m. on March 20 near a trail by the Rotary Club Gazebo at Thicket Drive and Silin Forest Road. Herman's body was brought to Edmonton for an autopsy, which did not find a cause of death. The RCMP Major Crime Unit’s investigation into the death is ongoing. Police are still searching the area where Herman was found and remains closed to the public. Anyone with information about this incident or criminal activity in Wood Buffalo is asked to contact Wood Buffalo RCMP at 780-788-4040 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). Tips to Crime Stoppers are always anonymous and can be sent to tipsubmit.com. Sarah Williscraft, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Fort McMurray Today
"You know that the COVAX mechanism requires an advance - Venezuela has even doubled the required advance," said Rodriguez, adding that the government had deposited "59.2 million Swiss francs in the accounts of GAVI," a co-leader of the COVAX program that seeks to improve low-income countries' access to vaccines. Rodriguez did not specify what funds the government used to pay for the vaccines.
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