Russell Westbrook (Washington Wizards) with a dunk vs the Minnesota Timberwolves, 02/27/2021
Russell Westbrook (Washington Wizards) with a dunk vs the Minnesota Timberwolves, 02/27/2021
‘People don’t want any of them’: Peru election sees unpredictable contestAbout 28% of Peruvians wouldn’t choose any of the candidates, poll shows ahead of Sunday’s vote Peru’s presidential candidates Yonhy Lescano, Daniel Salaverry, Julio Guzmán, Rafael Santos and Rafael López Aliaga on stage after participating in a debate in Lima on 31 March. Photograph: Sebastian Castaneda/Reuters
New York, New York--(Newsfile Corp. - April 10, 2021) - Pomerantz LLP announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed against Athenex, Inc. ("Athenex" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: ATNX) and certain of its officers. The class action, filed in the United States District Court for the Western District of New York, and docketed under 21-cv-00413, is on behalf of a class consisting of all persons and entities other than Defendants that ...
Eighty-seven years after a Canadian recorded a hole-in-one in the very first Masters, Corey Conners matched the feat during the third round at Augusta National on Saturday. The effort, the sixth ever ace at the sixth hole in the Masters, helped set up Conners for a possible chance of becoming the second player from north of the border to clinch a Green Jacket, after Mike Weir in 2003. Weir was in the gallery on Saturday proudly wearing his jacket after missing the cut the previous day.
SAN FRANCISCO — Brandon Crawford has a bit of a cult following on his own team: that hair, others envy it. His swing is coveted, too. Crawford delivered the decisive hit for a second straight day, connecting for a three-run homer in the sixth inning as the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 4-3 on Saturday. Crawford also came through with a bases-loaded, two-run double in the seventh of a 3-1 win in Friday's home opener. Starting pitcher Logan Webb used to try to grow out his hair to resemble Crawford's signature shaggy locks. “I’ve done it a couple times, it doesn’t look as good as his,” Webb said. It's not that easy. “A lot of people don't get through the awkward stage where it's kind of in between,” Crawford said with a grin. "The short and long hair and people don't know what to do with it so they end up getting a haircut. Ben Bowden (0-2) relieved Chi Chi González and surrendered consecutive walks to Alex Dickerson and pinch-hitter Wilmer Flores before Crawford's second homer of the season. Ryan McMahon had put the Rockies ahead 3-1 with a two-run homer in the fifth. Dickerson hit an RBI single in the third before Raimel Tapia’s single in the top of the fourth tied it. Tapia was thrown out at second by catcher Buster Posey trying to steal in the sixth — Posey's second such terrific throw on the day. “It’s fun to watch. He’s got an incredible arm back there,” Webb said. “I’ve got to get better at being a little quicker to the plate.” Seeing Posey fully healthy again is reassuring to everybody after right hip surgery in August 2018 that still bothered him the following season. He opted out of the coronavirus-shortened 2020 season to care for adopted premature twin girls. “Feet look great, hips look great, making strong, accurate throws,” manager Gabe Kapler said. “It's been excellent so far.” Webb was done after five innings. He struck out six and walked two, giving up McMahon's homer among his eight hits and three runs. Caleb Baragar (2-0) pitched the sixth for the win. Three relievers later, Jake McGee earned his fourth save overall and second in as many games facing his former Colorado club after recording the final out Friday following Johnny Cueto's 8 2/3-inning gem. González did his job over five innings in making his first 2021 start after a pair of relief appearances. He allowed one run on four hits, struck out one and walked three. “First inning I was a little erratic up the zone,” González said. “I’m happy I settled in. I started commanding the ball a lot better, my fastball, I had those guys off balance the rest of my outing.” SILVER SLUGGER Giants infielder Donovan Solano received his Silver Slugger award as the top-hitting National League second baseman during a pregame ceremony on the field. He batted .326 during the shortened 2020 season with three home runs and 29 RBIs. “I think it's going to mean a lot to Donovan. I think it's going to mean a lot to our hitting coaches and his teammates,” Kapler said. “He's one of our hardest workers.” TRAINER'S ROOM Rockies: Colorado placed INF/OF Chris Owings on the 10-day injured list with a sprained left thumb and manager Bud Black said he would know more Sunday from MRI results. “Last night we were hoping that the swelling would subside and the pain would decrease overnight,” Black said after the game. “He got some treatment this morning. ... We're hoping for just a sprain and nothing else to the joint and the bones.” The Rockies selected the contract of INF Alan Trejo from the club's alternate training site. The Rockies designated LHP Phillip Diehl for assignment. Giants: 3B Evan Longoria returned to the lineup after sitting out Friday's home opener with side effects from the one-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. ... 2B Tommy La Stella made his home Giants debut and batted leadoff after missing two games with stiffness in his upper back. UP NEXT Rockies RHP German Márquez starts Sunday's series finale after going 2-0 with a 2.03 ERA in two starts last season vs. San Francisco, which counters with RHP Anthony DeSclafani (0-0, 1.80 ERA) making his second start of the year. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/hub/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Janie McCauley, The Associated Press
NEW YORK — Ramsey Clark, the attorney general in the Johnson administration who became an outspoken activist for unpopular causes and a harsh critic of U.S. policy, has died. He was 93. Clark, whose father, Tom Clark, was attorney general and U.S. Supreme Court justice, died on Friday at his Manhattan home, a family member, Sharon Welch, announced to media outlets including The New York Times and The Washington Post. After serving in President Lyndon Johnson’s Cabinet in 1967 and ’68, Clark set up a private law practice in New York in which he championed civil rights, fought racism and the death penalty, and represented declared foes of the United States including former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic and Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman. He also defended former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein. New York civil rights attorney Ron Kuby, who worked with Clark on numerous cases, called the death “very, very sad in a season of losses." “The progressive legal community has lost its elder dean and statesman," Kuby said. “Over many generations, Ramsey Clark was a principled voice, conscience and a fighter for civil and human rights." In courtrooms around the country Clark defended antiwar activists. In the court of public opinion, he charged the United States with militarism and arrogance, starting with the Vietnam War and continuing with Grenada, Libya, Panama and the Gulf War. When Clark visited Iraq after Operation Desert Storm and returned to accuse the United States of war crimes, Newsweek dubbed him the Jane Fonda of the Gulf War. Clark said he only wanted the United States to live up to its ideals. “If you don’t insist on your government obeying the law, then what right do you have to demand it of others?” he said. The lanky, soft-spoken Texan went to Washington in 1961 as a New Frontiersman in President John F. Kennedy’s Justice Department. He was 39 when Johnson made him attorney general in 1967, the second youngest ever — Robert Kennedy had been 36. Supreme Court Justice Tom Clark, who had been Harry Truman’s attorney general before he joined the high court in 1949, swore in his son as attorney general, then retired to avoid the appearance of conflict of interest. Ramsey Clark said his work at Justice drew him into the civil rights revolution, which he called “the noblest quest of the American people in our time.” He also maintained opposition to the death penalty and wiretapping, defended the right of dissent and criticized FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover when no one else in government would dare take him on. But as Johnson’s attorney general, Clark had the job of prosecuting Dr. Benjamin Spock for counselling Vietnam-era youths to resist the draft, a position with which he sympathized. “We won the case, that was the worst part,” he said years later. The Dallas-born Clark, who did a hitch in the Marine Corps in 1945-46, moved his family to New York in 1970 and set up a pro bono-oriented practice. He said then that he and his partners were limiting their annual personal incomes to $50,000, a figure he did not always achieve. “Money’s not an interest of mine,” he said, but at the same time he was meeting steep medical bills for his daughter, Ronda, who was born with severe disabilities. He and his wife, Georgia, who were married in 1949, also had a son, Thomas, a lawyer. Clark took one shot at elective office, losing the 1976 Democratic Senate primary to Daniel P. Moynihan. Clark’s client list included such peace and disarmament activists as the Harrisburg 7 and the Plowshares 8. Abroad, he represented dissidents in Iran, Chile, the Philippines and Taiwan, and skyjackers in the Soviet Union. He was an advocate for Soviet and Syrian Jews, but outraged many Jews over other clients. He defended a Nazi prison camp guard fighting extradition, and the Palestine Liberation Organization in a lawsuit over the slaying of a cruise ship passenger by hijackers. There were usually two to three dozen active cases on Clark’s legal calendar, and about 100 more in the background. Capital punishment cases were a staple. “We talk about civil liberties,” he said. “We have the largest prison population per capita on Earth. The world’s greatest jailer is the freest country on Earth?” The Associated Press
Tributes have been paid to former Big Brother star Nikki Grahame, who has died aged 38, after struggling with an eating disorder
Idaho State finishes the spring football season with a 2-4 record after its upset bid against the undefeated Wildcats fell short.
The 29-year-old completed the first bogey-free round of the week on Saturday.
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Tom Brady called in to Augusta National to give Tony Finau some encouragement.
Xander Schauffele is in what has become familiar territory. Schauffele shot a 4-under 68 on Saturday to get to 7 under through three rounds of the Masters, leaving him four shots back of Hideki Matsuyama going into the final round. “I think I’m playing really good golf,” Schauffele said.
Naisbitt, who served in the Kennedy administration, wrote several books including 'Megatrends.' It sold more than 14 million copies in 57 countries.
"I celebrate my life today, grateful to God for the 50 years He has given me. But now I also celebrate my ex-husband, my best friend, my spiritual partner, my mentor," Tashera Simmons said
Condensed Game: Ramón Laureano hit his first home run of the year and Jed Lowrie drove in two runs to help lead the Athletics to a 7-3 win
One day before it holds presidential and congressional elections, Peru on Saturday marked a second daily record death rate from the coronavirus pandemic that is engulfing the country anew. The health ministry said 384 deaths had been recorded, taking the total death toll to 54,669, as healthcare workers battle a shortage of medical oxygen and saturated hospitals, and the government struggles to secure sufficient vaccination supplies. On Wednesday, Peru marked its first record number of dead - 314 - the worst since the pandemic hit the country with a first wave in March 2020.
St Vincent resident Codrian Simmons captured a video of volcanic ash covering the streets, cars, and homes on April 10, a day after the La Soufriere volcano began erupting.Simmons told Storyful he captured the video while walking through the streets checking in on his friends and neighbors.Officials in St Vincent and the Grenadines reported that ash had reached as far south on the island as Kingstown, the country’s capital city. Credit: Codrian Simmons via Storyful
Cole Kelley passed for 391 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions on Saturday and Southeastern Louisiana rallied for a 52-45 win over Nicholls State in the River Bell Classic. With the win, Southeastern Louisiana (4-2, 4-2 Southland Conference), ranked 23rd in the FCS Top 25, kept its hope alive for an at-large selection in the FCS playoffs. The Lions will face Southern Illinois on Saturday to close their season.
New York, New York--(Newsfile Corp. - April 10, 2021) - Pomerantz LLP announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed against Root Inc. ("Root" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: ROOT) and certain of its officers. The class action, filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Eastern Division, and docketed under 21-cv-01197, is on behalf of a class consisting of all persons and entities other than Defendants ...
A look at what’s happening around the majors Sunday: EXTRA TROUBLE The Twins have lost three times this season -- all of them in 10th inning with the automatic runner on second base. “The game, as we are used to playing it, does change, and we have to adapt to that,” Minnesota manager Rocco Baldelli said. Seattle topped the Twins 4-3 in the 10th on Saturday, helped when Minnesota reliever Taylor Rogers couldn’t get a clean grip on a bunt. “We’re talking bunts. We’re talking choppers. We’re talking putting the ball in play, making a play in the field, and that’s the difference between a win or a loss. Sometimes it stings,” Baldelli said. LIKE THOSE LEFTIES AL MVP José Abreu and the White Sox will try to win their 18th straight game facing a left-handed starter. That would tie the major league record set by Atlanta from 2004-05. The White Sox get their chance when they host lefty Mike Minor and the Royals. Chicago’s streak dates to a loss to Detroit on Sept. 28, 2019, when lefty Tyler Alexander started for the Tigers. IN THE CARDS Nolan Arenado has gotten a hit in each of St. Louis’ eight games this season. The hitting streak matches Roger Maris (1967) for the longest among players new to the Cardinals. The longtime Colorado star is hitting .333 with two home runs and five RBIs so far. AT LAST Yankees newcomer Jay Bruce batted ninth for the first time in his career in a game at Tampa Bay. The 34-year-old Bruce, in his 14th season, had started at every spot in the lineup except last until Saturday. Bruce went 0 for 3, dropping his batting average to .111. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The Associated Press
WATERLOO REGION — The region is asking Telus customers who preregistered for a vaccine appointment with the Region to reregister if they opted to receive communications via text messages and have not yet received a notice. This includes people who use other phone service providers, such as Koodo, that operate through the Telus infrastructure. The region’s Vaccine Distribution Task Force says it confirmed Friday that although text messages about booking appointments had been sent, Telus had been blocking them from reaching people. This was “due to the perceived volume of texts being sent,” according to a release from the task force. “Once notified of the problem, the block was immediately removed by Telus,” the release continues. “The Region of Waterloo is not able to determine which Telus users did not receive their notification as the booking system indicated all messages were successfully sent,” says the release. “Any Telus users who preregistered for the vaccine and haven’t received notification to book an appointment are asked to preregister again.” Pauline Gilroy reached out to The Record after reading a column from Luisa D’Amato about people not hearing anything for weeks after preregistering. Gilroy says she called the Region on April 8 and was told that she and her husband had been sent text messages five days earlier. “We didn’t receive those texts,” she says. Gilroy is a Koodo customer. She says a man she spoke with at the region was professional and helpful. He sent them a test text while they were on the phone that also did not go through. He then told them the region was experiencing some issues with residents who preregistered and asked to be contacted via text message. He booked their appointment over the phone. While she is grateful for the prompt service, she says, “it concerned me that if I hadn’t have called, we would still be sitting waiting,” she says. “We’re all desperately waiting for our vaccine so we can feel safe.” Jodi Schmidt and her husband also registered as soon as they could. They heard about other friends in their cohort with appointments scheduled while they had not heard anything. Both opted to communicate with the region via text message to schedule the appointment. Schmidt is also a Koodo customer. By April 9 she still had not heard anything, so she decided to call. Schmidt says she was also told by the Region that some cell service providers were not getting through. She was able to schedule appointments immediately over the phone. “I’ve lost about a couple of weeks that I could’ve been vaccinated,” she says. “It’s not a big deal, but with all these variants going around, it would have been nice if it could’ve been earlier.” It would be so sad, she says, “if there are all these people waiting for something that’s just never going to come.” Leah Gerber’s reporting is funded by the Canadian government through its Local Journalism Initiative. The funding allows her to report on stories about the Grand River Watershed. Email firstname.lastname@example.org Leah Gerber, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Waterloo Region Record