Serge Ibaka (LA Clippers) with a block vs the Atlanta Hawks, 01/26/2021
Serge Ibaka (LA Clippers) with a block vs the Atlanta Hawks, 01/26/2021
An outbreak of African swine fever has been confirmed in piglets being illegally transported through Funing county in China's southwestern province of Yunnan, the farm ministry said. The case comes amid growing concern that a severe wave of disease in recent months has hit China's hog herd, the world's largest. Beijing reports few disease outbreaks on Chinese farms but some analysts have recently estimated that about a fifth of the breeding herd in northern China was affected over the winter.
A federal judge ordered Exxon Mobil to pay a $14.25 million civil penalty Tuesday in an 11-year-old lawsuit alleging it violated the Clean Air Act for eight years at its flagship Baytown, Texas, refinery. In setting the penalty, which would go to the U.S. Treasury, U.S. District Judge David Hittner of Houston reduced a previous award he handed down in 2017 of almost $20 million. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned that ruling on Exxon's appeal last July and remanded the case to Hittner.
MINAMISOMA, Japan — Because of radiation released by the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster a decade ago, farmers in nearby Minamisoma weren't allowed to grow crops for two years. After the restriction was lifted, two farmers, Kiyoko Mori and Yoshiko Ogura, found an unusual way to rebuild their lives and help their destroyed community. They planted indigo and soon began dying fabric with dye produced from the plants. “Dyeing lets us forget the bad things” for a while, Mori said. “It’s a process of healing for us.” The massive earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011, caused three of the reactors at the nuclear plant to melt and wrecked more than just the farmers’ livelihoods. The homes of many people in Minamisoma, about 20 kilometres (12 miles) from the plant, were destroyed by the tsunami. The disaster killed 636 town residents, and tens of thousands of others left to start new lives. Mori and Ogura believed that indigo dyeing could help people in the area recover. Mori said they were concerned at first about consuming locally grown food, but felt safe raising indigo because it wouldn’t be eaten. They checked the radiation level of the indigo leaves and found no dangerous amount. Ten years after the disaster, Mori and Ogura are still engaged in indigo dyeing but have different missions. To Mori, it has become a tool for building a strong community in a devastated town and for fighting unfounded rumours that products from Fukushima are still contaminated. She favours the typical indigo dyeing process that requires some chemical additives. But Ogura has chosen to follow a traditional technique that uses fermentation instead as a way to send a message against dangers of modern technology highlighted by nuclear power. Mori formed a group called Japan Blue which holds workshops that have taught indigo dyeing to more than 100 people each year. She hopes the project will help rebuild the dwindling town’s sense of community. Despite a new magnitude 7.3 earthquake that recently hit the area, the group did not cancel its annual exhibition at a community centre that served as an evacuation centre 10 years ago. “Every member came to the exhibition, saying they can clean up the debris in their houses later,” Mori said. Ogura, who is not a member of the group, feels that a natural process is important because the nuclear accident showed that relying on advanced technology for efficiency while ignoring its negative aspects can lead to bad consequences. “I really suffered during the nuclear accident,” Ogura said. “We escaped frantically in the confusion. I felt I was doing something similar again" by using chemicals. “We seek too much in the way of many varieties of beautiful colours created with the use of chemicals. We once thought our lives were enriched by it, but I started feeling that wasn’t the case,” she said. “I want people to know what the real natural colour looks like.” Organic indigo dyes take more time and closer attention. Ogura first ferments chopped indigo leaves with water for a month and then mixes the result with lye which is formed on the surface of a mixture of hot water and ashes. It has to be kept at about 20 degrees C (68 degrees F) and stirred three times a day. Part of the beauty of the process, Ogura says, is that it’s hard to predict what colour will be produced. With the support of city officials, Ogura started making silk face masks dyed with organic indigo. She used to run an organic restaurant where she served her own vegetables before the disaster, but now runs a guesthouse with her husband in which visitors can try organic indigo dyeing. Just 700 metres (2,300 feet) from Ogura’s house, countless black bags filled with weakly contaminated debris and soil are piled along the roadside. They have been there since after the disaster, according to Ogura’s husband, Ryuichi. Other piles are scattered around the town. “The government says it’s not harmful to leave them there. But if they really think it's not harmful, they should take them to Tokyo and keep them near them,” he said. The radiation waste stored in the town is scheduled to be moved to a medium-term storage facility by March next year, a town official said. Chisato Tanaka, The Associated Press
MIAMI — Trae Young took over late and made sure Nate McMillan would win his debut as interim coach of the Atlanta Hawks. Young scored 18 points, including 13 straight for his team in the fourth quarter, and the Hawks snapped Miami’s six-game winning streak by beating the Heat 94-80 on Tuesday night. John Collins scored 17 for Atlanta, which lost at Miami on Sunday and fired coach Lloyd Pierce on Monday. Kevin Huerter scored 16 for the Hawks and Clint Capela had 10 points and 17 rebounds. “Losing Coach Pierce, we all had to do better," McMillan said. “And that was the challenge to this team tonight. He took a hit because we didn't do what we were supposed to be doing out there. And I thought tonight, they did better." Duncan Robinson and Goran Dragic each scored 14 for Miami, which missed a chance to get over .500 for the first time this season. Bam Adebayo scored 11 for the Heat, who shot 37% — their fourth-worst showing of the season. “We had been trending much better offensively," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “It just was a flat offensive game. It was not a fluid game for us on that side of the floor." Tony Snell added 11 for the Hawks. “Ugly game, but in the end you win a lot of games giving up 80 points," Huerter said. “Great bounceback from the last 24 hours. And now we've got to finish the first half of the season strong tomorrow in Orlando." Miami was outrebounded 47-26, by far its worst margin of the season, and was held to a season-low in points. The Heat were again without Jimmy Butler, who missed his second consecutive game with right knee inflammation. Miami shot 29% in the opening quarter and 36% in the half, including a 2-for-15 start from 3-point range. But by limiting Young for the second consecutive game — he had just two points by halftime and five points after three quarters — the Heat hung around, trailing 44-37 at the break and leading 66-63 going into the fourth. Then Young got hot in the fourth, when the Heat shot just 5 for 18, and just like that what had been the NBA’s longest active winning streak entering the night was finished. It was Miami's lowest point total in its home building since scoring 79 against Milwaukee on Jan. 19, 2016. The Heat were held to 85 or fewer points for the fifth time this season, by far the most in the NBA — with Butler missing four of those five games. “Defences are going to be disruptive and do different things to try to guard us," Robinson said. “But there are always counters and ways to be effective. We just have to find solutions." TIP-INS Hawks: Bogdan Bogdanovic returned after missing 25 games with an avulsion fracture in his right knee. He had five points in 16 minutes. ... Atlanta had 23 turnovers to Miami’s nine and won anyway. “You're not going to win many games with that amount," McMillan said. Heat: Tyler Herro has a 3-pointer in 32 straight games, tying for the fifth-longest streak in team history. He’s one shy of matching Tim Hardaway — who had two separate 33-game streaks. ... Robinson is four away from 400 career 3-pointers. He’s played 123 games; Young is the fastest to make 400 3s in NBA history, and it took him 159 games. SLOW FIRST Just as he did Sunday in Miami, Young went scoreless in the first quarter. The last time he was blanked in the opening quarter of consecutive games was Dec. 10 and 11, 2019, against the Heat and Chicago. The Hawks had lost 13 consecutive games when he was scoreless in first quarters. SLOW HALF The 81 combined points at the half were the fourth fewest by halftime in an NBA game this season. Miami-Dallas had 77 on Jan. 1, New York-Cleveland on Jan. 29 had 80 and Toronto-Minnesota on Feb. 19 also had 80. The 37 points allowed matched Atlanta’s best first-half defensive effort in its last 145 games. The last time they gave up that few was Jan. 6, 2019 — also against Miami. UP NEXT Hawks: Visit Orlando on Wednesday. Heat: Visit New Orleans on Thursday. ___ More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/hub/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Tim Reynolds, The Associated Press
PITTSBURGH — Kasperi Kapanen scored two goals and the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 5-2 on Tuesday night. The Penguins won in front of their fans for the first time in almost a year. Penguins’ players raised their sticks and saluted the fans in attendance following the win. Bryan Rust scored his seventh, and Cody Ceci and Mike Matheson added goals for Pittsburgh, which has won five of seven. Tristan Jarry stopped 40 shots. Joel Farabee scored twice for the Flyers, who had a three-game winning streak halted. Carter Hart made 22 saves for the Flyers. BLUE JACKETS 4, RED WINGS 1 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Joonas Korpisalo made 19 saves and Columbus scored three second-period goals in beating Detroit for the Blue Jackets' first game in front of home fans in more than a year. Cam Atkinson had a short-handed goal and an assist, and Riley Nash, Jack Roslovic and Boone Jenner also scored for the Blue Jackets, who snapped a five-game losing streak. Anthony Mantha got his sixth goal of the season and Jonathan Bernier stopped 23 shots for the Red Wings before being relieved in the third period by Thomas Greiss, who had nine saves and allowed no goals the rest of the way. Detroit has lost two in a row and three of the last five. RANGERS 3, SABRES 2 NEW YORK (AP) — Pavel Buchnevich had a goal and an assist, Igor Shesterkin stopped 22 shots and New York beat Buffalo. Chris Kreider and Alexis Lafreniere also scored for the Rangers, and Adam Fox had two assists. New York won for the fourth time in six games. Sam Reinhart and Tobias Rieder scored for Buffalo, which has lost four straight (0-3-1) and nine of 11 (2-8-1). Carter Hutton finished with 16 saves and fell to 1-6-1 this year. ISLANDERS 2, DEVILS 1 NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Semyon Varlamov made 28 saves and came within 14 seconds of his fourth shutout, and New York beat the slumping Devils in New Jersey’s first home game with fans in almost a year. Rookie Oliver Wahlstrom and Anders Lee scored for New York, which is 9-2-2 in its last 13. Varlamov lost his shutout bid with 13.2 seconds to play when Miles Wood scored with the Devils’ net empty. The Islanders were trying for their second straight shutout after Ilya Sorokin blanked Pittsburgh 2-0 on Sunday. Aaron Dell made 18 saves in his second start for New Jersey, which has lost six of seven. ___ More AP NHL: https://apnews.com/hub/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The Associated Press
The victory was Manchester City's 21st in a row and their 15th straight Premier League win.
On Lyca Group chairman Allirajah Subaskaran's birthday, Lyca Productions unveiled the names of all film personalities it will team up with, including Dinesh Vijan, Aanand L Rai and Shankar.
It's unclear how many QAnon supporters support the March 4 inauguration theory and whether there will be any violence that day in Washington, D.C.
Lou Williams (LA Clippers) with a buzzer beater vs the Boston Celtics, 03/02/2021
Robert Williams III (Boston Celtics) with an alley oop vs the LA Clippers, 03/02/2021
The CNN host says he can't cover his brother's growing scandal -- despite having him on his show multiple times last year.
EXCLUSIVE: The No. 3 U.S. chain Cinemark will not be playing Raya and the Last Dragon this coming weekend as Disney makes the title available both in theaters and as a $30 purchase on Disney+ on March 5. As the major studios experiment widely with theatrical windows during the pandemic, Raya is a clear case that not all exhibitors […]
It was definitely an evening of “soul” at the second annual Society of Composers & Lyricists Awards, as the Pixar film “Soul” and the Latvian film “Blizzard of Souls” took the top prizes for outstanding original scores for 2020 films. The “Soul” composing trio of Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross and Jon Batiste won for outstanding […]
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 02, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Algernon Pharmaceuticals Inc. (CSE: AGN) (FRANKFURT: AGW) (OTCQB: AGNPF) (the “Company” or “Algernon”) a clinical stage pharmaceutical development company is pleased to announce a non-brokered private placement of 10,800,000 units for total proceeds of CAD $2,700,000. Each unit is comprised of one common share at a price of $.25 and one share purchase warrant exercisable at a price of $0.40 per share for a period of 24 months from the closing date (the “Warrants”). The Warrants are subject to accelerated expiry in the event the daily volume weighted average trading price of the Common Shares equals or exceeds CAD $0.80 on the Canadian Securities Exchange (the “Exchange”) (or such other exchange on which the Common Shares may be traded), for ten (10) consecutive trading days (the “Triggering Event”), in which case, the Company may accelerate the expiry date of the Warrants by giving notice via news release within ten (10) days of the Triggering Event to the holders thereof and, in such case, the Warrants will expire on the 30th day after the date on which the news release is disseminated by the Company. The Company will pay a commission and/or finder’s fee of 8% cash and 8% warrants to qualified finders. The securities issued pursuant to the private placement will be subject to a hold period of four months and a day from closing. The Company will use the proceeds of the private placement for general corporate purposes. About Algernon Pharmaceuticals Inc. Algernon is a drug re-purposing company that investigates safe, already approved drugs, including naturally occurring compounds, for new disease applications, moving them efficiently and safely into new human trials, developing new formulations and seeking new regulatory approvals in global markets. Algernon specifically investigates compounds that have never been approved in the U.S. or Europe to avoid off label prescription writing. CONTACT INFORMATION Christopher J. MoreauCEOAlgernon Pharmaceuticals Inc.604.398.4175 ext firstname.lastname@example.org@algernonpharmaceuticals.comwww.algernonpharmaceuticals.com. Neither the Canadian Securities Exchange nor its Market Regulator (as that term is defined in the policies of the Canadian Securities Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. CAUTIONARY DISCLAIMER STATEMENT: No Securities Exchange has reviewed nor accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of the content of this news release. This news release contains forward-looking statements relating to product development, licensing, commercialization and regulatory compliance issues and other statements that are not historical facts. Forward-looking statements are often identified by terms such as “will”, “may”, “should”, “anticipate”, “expects” and similar expressions. All statements other than statements of historical fact, included in this release are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company’s expectations include the failure to satisfy the conditions of the relevant securities exchange(s) and other risks detailed from time to time in the filings made by the Company with securities regulations. The reader is cautioned that assumptions used in the preparation of any forward-looking information may prove to be incorrect. Events or circumstances may cause actual results to differ materially from those predicted, as a result of numerous known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of the Company. The reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking information. Such information, although considered reasonable by management at the time of preparation, may prove to be incorrect and actual results may differ materially from those anticipated. Forward-looking statements contained in this news release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement. The forward-looking statements contained in this news release are made as of the date of this news release and the Company will update or revise publicly any of the included forward-looking statements as expressly required by applicable law.
Done-for-you (DFY) Content Marketing Service has been launched by Honour Media International. They work with local businesses, startups and e-Commerce stores to drive engagement, get a consistent pipeline of leads, and generate more organic traffic from search engines.Singapore, March 02, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Honour Media International, a Singapore-based digital marketing agency, has launched an expanded “Done-For-You” (DFY) content marketing service for clients. They aim to help e-commerce, local businesses and startups to reach more customers with tailored custom and engaging content. More information can be found at https://honourmedia.co The newly updated service is part of their commitment to helping ambitious yet time-poor business owners to maximize their reach, acquire a consistent pipeline of leads, and eventually increase sales. With the explosion of the internet, one of the biggest challenges in today’s business landscape is getting more leads. There is more competition than ever in most niches, and staying on top of Google’s changing algorithms can be difficult. Content marketing has become one of the most effective and organic ways for startups and eCommerce businesses to acquire new customers. Content marketing is a great way to attract new leads, but creating and publishing engaging and shareworthy content requires a great deal of time and effort. Content is the new SEO for businesses. With this in mind, Honour Media makes it their mission to help businesses create, distribute and promote content to get more organic leads and sales – thus businesses can now focus on converting leads into sales instead of handling the nitty-gritty details of content marketing. Designed for ambitious and driven business owners who don’t have the time to dedicate to a full in-house marketing approach, Honour Media offers “done-for-you” content marketing with a view to helping business owners achieve their revenue and growth goals. Whether businesses want to hit the Google 3-pack, get more organic traffic from search engines, reach more local customers, or make more sales, Honour Media can help to position these businesses who are ready to 3-10X their growth and ROI in 2021. Businesses are encouraged to get in touch to discuss their current goals, challenges and situation prior to receiving a 1:1 complimentary call on actionable, strategic steps they can take next to move their business forward. Their full content marketing package includes in-house research, content outline, pro-grade articles, authority publication pieces, webinar creation and design to reach a wider audience and build brand awareness. Sherlene Lian, the owner of the company states: “Honour Media is the new-age digital marketing agency that helps ambitious business owners to create, market, and distribute the right content at the right time to the right audience. In order to thrive in the new normal, we have to stop looking back and be open to adopting new ways to supercharge marketing efforts without paying a dime for paid ads. With our new service, we can now help ambitious, driven and smart business owners distribute more content that pays them back with organic leads, customers, and sales.” Alongside tailored content marketing services, their other signature services include Facebook, YouTube Ads, and Messenger Marketing that form part of their three-pronged approach which turns content and conversations into sales. E-commerce, tech startups and local business owners can all leverage high authority outlets and publications to build credibility, grow their brand, and generate inbound leads more reliably. For many businesses, it’s tempting to stick with what the owners know works prior to the global pandemic instead of striving for a greater and more abundant 2021. Growth, however, requires change. That means business owners and their team will need to suss out and respond to new opportunities this year instead of relying exclusively on outdated trends or marketing tactics and strategies. 2021 provides opportunities for fresh initiatives and new growth, especially in the area of content marketing. The latest update aims to help clients adapt their new strategies to the demands of modern consumers. Full details can be found at https://honourmedia.co . Contact Info:Name: Sherlene LianEmail: Send EmailOrganization: Honour Media InternationalAddress: 260 Punggol Way, Singapore, Singapore 822260, SingaporeWebsite: https://honourmedia.co/ CONTACT: Name: Sherlene Lian Organization: Honour Media International Address: 260 Punggol Way, Singapore, Singapore 822260, Singapore
Jaylen Brown (Boston Celtics) with a deep 3 vs the LA Clippers, 03/02/2021
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s sentence is scheduled to end this weekend.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while addressing the nation in the latest edition of his monthly radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’, lauded Babita Rajput, a 19-year-old resident of Bundelkhand, Madhya Pradesh for leading water conservation efforts in Bhelda village.
Cable One, Inc. (NYSE: CABO) ("Cable One" or the "Company") today announced the pricing of a private offering (the "Offering") of $500.0 million aggregate principal amount of its 0.00% convertible senior notes due 2026 (the "2026 Notes") and $300.0 million aggregate principal amount of its 1.125% convertible senior notes due 2028 (the "2028 Notes" and, together with the "2026 Notes", the "Notes"). The size of the Offering was increased from the previously announced $400.0 million in aggregate principal amount of 2026 Notes and $200.0 million in aggregate principal amount of 2028 Notes. The Offering is expected to close on March 5, 2021, subject to customary closing conditions. Cable One has granted the initial purchasers of the Notes an option to purchase up to an additional $75.0 million principal amount of 2026 Notes and up to an additional $45.0 million principal amount of 2028 Notes, in each case, exercisable within a period of 13 days from the date the Notes are first issued.
Pele's health has deteriorated in recent years, and in limited recent public appearances, he has been seen in a wheelchair or supported by a walker.