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Trae Young scored 25 points, Lou Williams added 22 in his best game since returning to Atlanta and the surging Hawks pulled away in the final period for a 112-96 victory over the Orlando Magic on Tuesday night. The Hawks began the day clinging to the fourth spot in the Eastern Conference, which would mean home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs. Atlanta won for the fifth time in six games to move a step closer to locking up its first postseason berth since 2017.
Following years of family division, D'Andra Simmons finally came face-to-face with her stepmother during Thursday's episode of The Real Housewives of Dallas
Asahi Kasei Medical announces that an affiliated company in China, Asahi Kasei Bioprocess (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. (AKBC), started business on April 1, 2021.
Nino Niedereitter, Jordan Staal and Steven Lorentz scored second-period goals to lead the Carolina Hurricanes to a 4-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night. Jordan Martinook added an empty net goal with 2.2 seconds left.
Sift through the 120-page interim report of the Newfoundland and Labrador Health Accord Task Force and you’ll find some curious little statistics. Like this one: 56.3 per cent of residents in Newfoundland and Labrador eat at least one piece of fruit every day, compared to the Canadian average of 66.5 per cent. Far less — 34 per cent — eat vegetables at least once a day, compared to 56 per cent nationally. It’s just an ort of information, but combined with the report’s reams of other hard numbers and extensive polling data, it paints a clear picture of a health-care system in this province that is completely out of whack with reality. Peppered throughout the report, released Monday, are anonymized observations from two rounds of town halls held throughout the province since the fall. Among the more salient ones is this: “Healthy communities mean more than just caring for people after they have already become ill. We need to address poverty and food security by strengthening the social fabric of our communities and ensuring that people have access to affordable, healthy food, warmth and shelter.” This may seem obvious, but as task force chairs Dr. Pat Parfrey and Sister Elizabeth Davis will tell you, this province is decades behind in taking any sort of co-ordinated approach to addressing social determinants of health. “The health system is siloed,” Parfrey said in a short interview with The Telegram Monday. “And it doesn’t work well because it’s so siloed.” The pair say they are facing a huge endeavour taking on so many aspects of health care in the province, but Davis says the whole point of the accord is to be holistic. “We’re talking about making significant change that’s equivalent in magnitude to the introduction of Medicare more than 60 years ago. That doesn’t just happen in days or months,” Davis said. “I’m amazed at where things are now. I never thought that we would have had the degree of coming together of minds that we’ve had in the last four months.” Parfrey says they are lucky to have the Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association (NLMA) on board, as doctors are notoriously resistant to change. “Based on their input to us through their focus groups and their communications with us, they are fully aligned with the direction that we are going,” he said. “Now, that may never happen again. So, we’ve got to make use of that.” The main reason is that one of the central pillars of the NLMA’s and the task force’s vision for the province is team-based community care, something that exists only in small pockets at the moment. The next step for the task force is to take its direction statements to stakeholders and the public in May and June of this year. If it seems like a drawn-out process, Parfrey said, keep in mind that any one of the aspects of health care they’re addressing would be a mammoth task in itself. “You’ve got to remember, we’re talking about a system that’s been in existence for nearly 60 years that’s dependent on hospitals and doctors, and we’re recommending radical change,” he said. They’re looking at social and medical factors, changes in communities, changes in the way hospitals deliver care, bringing in virtual care as a critical component of the system and fixing the patchwork ambulance system. The accord’s six strategy committees now have direction statements in place, and Davis says some concrete proposals for change may start coming — and even being implemented — before the end of the year. More information is available online at www.healthaccordnl.ca. Peter Jackson, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Telegram
As Tuesday's verdict was read, hundreds gathered in the place where George Floyd was murdered. The news was met with joy and shock.
RJ Barrett scored 18 of his 24 points in the third quarter and the New York Knicks beat the Charlotte Hornets 109-97 on Tuesday night for their seventh straight victory. Barrett's offense and the Knicks' defense changed the game after the Hornets scored 66 points in the first half.
The Hornets have now lost five of their last six.
Clint Capela (Atlanta Hawks) with a 2-pointer vs the Orlando Magic, 04/20/2021
As the Canadian government carves out an economic path forward beyond the COVID-19 pandemic, Manitoba business leaders and stakeholders have mixed feelings about Ottawa’s fiscal blueprint for the country. Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland unveiled the first federal budget in more than two years on Monday, touting it as a “lifeline” for workers and struggling businesses, with a pandemic-sized asterisk that things could still change drastically if vaccine supplies are delayed or if they prove inefficient against emerging variants of the coronavirus. “We are all tired, and frustrated, and even afraid. But we will get through this. We will do it together,” Freeland told the House of Commons, tabling the nearly 700-page budget, with more than $100 billion in new spending over the next three years amid a record-breaking net debt of over $1 trillion. “This budget is about finishing the fight against COVID. It’s about healing the economic wounds left by the COVID recession. And it’s about creating more jobs and prosperity for Canadians in the days — and decades — to come.” Budget 2021 is proffering a lineup of numerous new programs and aid package extensions — designed particularly for small and medium-sized businesses, and to pull more Canadians into, or back into, the middle class. It includes incentives to help businesses adapt and expand e-commerce, provides avenues for access to capital and skilled training, and increases funding to boost and recover hard-hit sectors like tourism and the arts. But the Manitoba business community says while Ottawa is hitting some of the right notes, there’s many that are sour as well. “We’re definitely a little mixed about it and certainly think it might have done better with more balance,” said Bram Strain, president of the Business Council of Manitoba. “It’s a lot of focus on the middle class, and that’s OK. But, on top of that, the devil’s in the details — there’s pages and pages about certain programs, while others are just mentioned without much of an idea about how exactly that would work.” The Liberal government is extending the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) and the Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS) programs for businesses until Sept. 25. Both were previously set to expire July 4, and are projected to cost $10.1 billion and $1.8 billion, respectively. However, Freeland said Monday CEWS and CERS packages would gradually decrease starting July 4. In June, a new subsidy — the Canada Recovery Hiring Program — will be made available to businesses in the hopes of shifting them off payroll support and into hiring new employees or increasing the hours of existing employees. That new program, projected to dole out about $1,100 in pay per employee every four weeks, is being slated to span from June to November. Employers would claim either the hiring subsidy or the CEWS, whichever of the two provides more funding. The Canadian Federation of Independent Business is pleased with Ottawa’s extension of the pre-existing subsidies and the new hiring program, but is disappointed that new businesses are still shut out of accessing any support. CFIB is worried about the lack of measures put in place to help address the $180,000 in new pandemic-related debt the average small firm in Manitoba has taken on. “It’s certainly concerning that these supports are starting to focus quite a bit on hiring needs versus financially supporting a business overall,” Jonathan Alward, Manitoba director for CFIB, told the Free Press. “I mean, it’s great that businesses can start hiring people again, but that can only happen when they’re back to a good enough position to do so. “I’m not sure it’s a good idea to decrease the main support subsidies for ones focusing on hiring incentives for businesses across the board, just yet.” Although the new hiring program will be available for any company, it’s expected to be most beneficial to sectors that are struggling to rebound: accommodation, tourism, retail and other industries focused on in-person activities. For tourism, in particular, the budget is tabling $1 billion over three years to jump-start the industry — including support for festivals or events and creating jobs within the sector — starting this fiscal year. Up to $500 million will be administered by the regional development agencies under the new Tourism Relief Fund, which will help local tourism businesses in adapting their products and services to public-health measures and recover from the pandemic. Dayna Spiring, president of Economic Development Winnipeg, said that’s great news for Manitoba’s struggling events and tourism sites. “We’ve had to cancel basically every single event throughout 2020, and now already cancelled all of 2021’s events, too,” she said. “This assures confidence and allows us to bring back the sector which is such an important life to our communities.” But Kate Fenske, CEO of Downtown Winnipeg BIZ, said not much is being done directly for city centres by the federal government. “I searched for any mention of ‘downtown’ in the budget and the only one we saw was reallocating $300 million from the Rental Construction Financing Initiative to support the conversion to affordable housing of the empty office space that’s appeared in downtowns,” Fenske said Monday. “Given how important downtowns are to our nation’s economy and Canada’s identity, and how much we’ve seen them struggle, we’re disappointed there are no targeted supports for our city centres.” Loren Remillard, president and CEO of the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce, said he’s particularly pleased with the renewed Venture Capital Catalyst Initiative that would make up to $450 million available over five years for entrepreneurs, starting in 2021-22. “We’re definitely looking forward to the details with that one,” he said. “A healthy venture capital network allows businesses to scale up and create jobs, invest in innovation, and be globally competitive in a market that really needs to grow right now.” The budget also proposes a new tax on luxury goods such as yachts (over $250,000), personal aircraft and cars (over $100,000) — in effect in January, 2022. This would boost federal revenues by $604 million over five years. “It’s not like they’re being Robin Hood,” said Strain. “But again, that very clearly shows this is a budget for the middle class. “And if that’s what the aim was — to help businesses and people that are part of that or need to part of that class — then definitely, this is a successful budget in lots of ways.” Temur Durrani, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Winnipeg Free Press
P.J. Washington (Charlotte Hornets) with a 3-pointer vs the New York Knicks, 04/20/2021
NEW YORK — The New York Yankees broke their five-game losing streak with little offence, getting a run-scoring wild pitch and bases-loaded walk from Atlanta Braves reliever Nate Jones in the eighth inning that lifted them to a 3-1 victory Tuesday night. Gio Urshela hit a tying home run in the fifth inning off Charlie Morton and the Yankees won with five hits, which left their four-game total at 16. New York went 2 for 8 with runners in scoring position, but the last-place Yankees improved to 6-10 and avoided what would have been their worst start since 1972. Tyler Matzek (0-2), who returned to the major leagues last year for the first time since 2015, walked pinch-hitter Aaron Hicks leading off the eighth and DJ LeMahieu and Aaron Judge followed with singles that loaded the bases — just the second multihit inning for the Yankees in two games. Slumping Clint Frazier pinch hit for Brett Gardner, and Jones relieved and bounced a slider past catcher Travis d’Arnaud for a wild pitch that scored Hicks for a 2-1 lead. Frazier popped out to second, leaving him in a 1-for-25 slide and with no RBIs in 41 plate appearances this season. Giancarlo Stanton was intentionally walked, Gleyber Torres flied out to short centre and Mike Ford, playing his first game this season, forced in a run with a four-pitch walk. Jonathan Loaisiga (2-0 ) worked around a hit batter in the eighth, and Aroldis Chapman pitched around a walk in the ninth for his second save, his first since April 12. Jameson Taillon, making his third start since Tommy John surgery in August 2019, lowered his ERA to 7.56 to 5.40. He allowed one run and four hits in five innings with five strikeouts and a walk. Consecutive third-inning doubles by Guillermo Heredia and Ehire Adrianza put the Braves ahead. Morton allowed one run and three hits in six innings, giving up a tying 437-foot home run to Urshela in the fifth that landed on the netting above Monument Park in centre. Morton struck out six and walked two, Atlanta loaded the bases with one out in the seventh off Lucas Luetge and Chad Green, who struck out Adrianza. Justin Wilson relieved and got Freddie Freeman to ground into an inning-ending forceout, leaving Freeman 1 for 8 against the left-hander. Yankees catcher Gary Sánchez was back in the lineup after getting hit on his throwing hand by a foul Saturday. Atlanta was missing two-thirds of its starting outfield. Right fielder Ronald Acuña Jr. was held out and underwent treatment after straining his abdomen when diving back into first base on a pickoff throw Sunday night. Center fielder Cristian Pache is on the injured list with a strained left groin. Second baseman Ozzie Albies was back in the lineup after missing two games because he was hit on the right calf by a pitch Friday. Pablo Sandoval, the designated hitter, got his first start after hitting three home runs as a pinch hitter. TOP DOWN New York has one run in the first inning in 16 games, a solo homer by Judge in a 5-4 loss to Toronto on April 14. FREEMAN FREE? Freeman says no talks are taking place on a contract that would go beyond the expiration of his $135 million, eight-year deal this autumn. “I don’t know if we could really talk right now. That would be a distraction, and I don’t like distractions,” he said. “I don’t think there’s going to be much talking going on anytime soon.” Freeman was looking forward to playing in Yankee Stadium and to seeing and hearing the Bleacher Creatures. Still, there was a downside. “I wouldn’t say they’re friendly to the visiting team,” Freeman said. “We hear our fair share of boos and our personal lives repeated to us.” TRAINER’S ROOM Braves: Acuña is hitting .419 with a major league-leading seven homers and 16 RBIs. “He feels better. I feel like we dodged a bullet there,” Braves manager Brian Snitker said. ... Loaisiga hit Marcell Ozuna on the right hand with his first pitch of the eighth, a 97 mph sinker. Ozuna stayed in the game. UP NEXT RHP Corey Kluber (0-1) starts for New York on Wednesday and RHP Ian Anderson (0-0) for the Braves in the final of the two-game series. Kluber is 2-0 against the Braves. Anderson beat the Yankees last Aug. 26. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Ronald Blum, The Associated Press
Miles Bridges (Charlotte Hornets) with a buzzer beater vs the New York Knicks, 04/20/2021
Let's be clear. The jury's decision to convict Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis cop who murdered George Floyd, is what accountability looks like, not justice.
Has beaten-down Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NYSE: NCLH) stock reached a bottom? Goldman Sachs analyst Stephen Grambling believes it's got potential for a bounce; on Tuesday, the prognosticator upgraded his recommendation on the shares from neutral to buy. As cited by Streetinsider.com, Grambling had three key reasons for his newfound bullishness.
Plans to launch the controversial European Super League among elite soccer teams lie in tatters after the six English clubs previously involved said that they had withdrawn. They appear to have misjudged the scale of negative reactions from government and fans. Plans for the breakaway league were announced on Sunday and would have seen upwards […]
PITTSBURGH — Jeff Carter picked up his first goal in Pittsburgh as part of a first-period deluge and the Penguins held on for a 7-6 victory over New Jersey on Tuesday night. Pittsburgh led 6-0 entering the third before the Devils put together a furious rally. Andreas Johnsson pulled New Jersey within one with 41 seconds remaining but the Devils couldn't generate another shot with the goaltender pulled. Carter, acquired from Los Angeles at last week's trade deadline to give the Penguins depth, speed and a dash of grit as the playoffs loom, beat Scott Wedgewood with a blast from between the circles that finished off a four-goal opening period. Bryan Rust, Mike Matheson and Brian Dumoulin also scored in the first for Pittsburgh, which bounced back from a dismal loss to Buffalo on Sunday night to move within a point of Washington and the New York Islanders for first place in the East Division. Sidney Crosby and Evan Rodrigues both had a goal and an assist for Pittsburgh. Jared McCann added two assists to give him 15 points in his last 14 games. Tristan Jarry finished with 24 saves to win for the seventh time in his last eight starts but endured a shaky third period as the Devils nearly pulled off a stunning comeback. Wedgewood's 13th start of the season was also his most forgettable. He stopped just nine of the 13 shots he faced before being pulled in favour of Aaron Dell to start the second period. Dell didn't fare much better, surrendering a goal on the first shot he faced as Pittsburgh posted its highest goal total since March 3, 2020, against Ottawa. The Devils, as they did in losses to the Rangers over the weekend, made it interesting after falling woefully behind. Johnsson, Nico Hischier, Yegor Sharangovich, Nathan Bastian, Jack Hughes and Nolan Foote all scored the third period but couldn't stop New Jersey from dropping their seventh straight. The Devils are just 1-9-2 in their last 12 games, with three of the losses coming at the hands of the Penguins. Things don't get any easier for New Jersey. The teams meet again in Pittsburgh on Thursday and Saturday. The Penguins have used a soft portion of their schedule to close in on Washington and the Islanders in the East, though the momentum appeared to be blunted following a surprising setback in Buffalo on Sunday in which Pittsburgh came out flat and never recovered. Yet coach Mike Sullivan has praised his team's resilience all season and the Penguins responded by wasting little time jumping on the reeling Devils. Matheson gave the Penguins the lead 3:49 in on a one-timer from just inside the blue line. Rust doubled the lead 8:04 into the first when he took a pretty pass off the boards from Crosby, fended off New Jersey's Damon Severson and raced across the crease to beat Wedgewood for his 18th goal of the season. Wedgewood's night would get significantly worse just 45 seconds later. Dumoulin, skating at centre ice, flipped an innocent clear toward the New Jersey goaltender. The puck knuckled just in front of the crease and found its way by Wedgewood. Carter's turnaround slapshot 17:56 into the first capped off the team's most productive first period since scoring four in the first period against Philadelphia on Oct. 29, 2019. The Devils, playing without injured leading scorers Pavel Zacha and Jesper Bratt, had no response. Dell came on in place of Wedgewood with Mackenzie Blackwood unavailable after getting hurt in a collision with New York Rangers rookie Alexis Lafreniere on Sunday. Pittsburgh needed just 1:04 to solve Dell as Rodrigues dropped a nifty backhand pass to Blueger, who fired it into the wide-open net. New Jersey, to its credit, did not quit. The Devils fell behind by scores of 4-0 and 3-0 over the weekend against New York only to rally. It was much the same this time. New Jersey scored on 6 of 11 shots in the third. ___ More AP NHL: https://apnews.com/hub/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Will Graves, The Associated Press
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The union that represents 15,000 Canadian marine workers is demanding the government come up with a plan to vaccinate seafarers after the most recent COVID-19 outbreak on the Atlantic Huron, a Canada Steamship Lines bulk carrier. The ship, now anchored in the St. Lawrence River, often plies the Great Lakes and was delivering iron ore to Quebec City when the crew got sick last month, according to Jim Given, the president of the Seafarers' International Union of Canada. Given says that over the course of the pandemic more than 50 cases of coronavirus have been reported on Canadian ships. Two marine workers have died due to these outbreaks. In September, six of 23 crew members on the Vega Rose, a bulk carrier anchored off Metro Vancouver, tested positive for COVID-19. On April 1, the crew on the Atlantic Huron tested negative, but by mid-month a total of 18 of the 25 crew on board wound up testing positive for COVID-19. "It's becoming a nightmare and there's zero indication on how the government plans to vaccinate marine workers. They can't just go ashore and make an appointment," said Given. Securing cargo holds on the Canada Steamship Lines vessel the Baie St. Paul.(Seafarers’ International Union of Canada ) As COVID-19 infection rates rise in the country, and now on ships, Given said the situation is putting Canada's supply chain at risk, because marine workers help deliver the bulk of Canadian goods. Now, workers in this $30-billion-a-year sector are shaken, he said, and with the crew on many Canadian vessels due to change shifts soon, it's getting tougher to find replacements because of fears that the work environment on board ships is not safe, given the current rise of COVID variants. "They are scared. They don't want to work. They don't want to go to the ship," he said. Crew often spend three to four months on board a vessel. They work, eat and sleep in close quarters, making it an ideal environment for a virus to spread. Given said the nature of their work makes it difficult to get a vaccine, as ships travel from port to port and crew don't remain in one city for more than a day. That's meant many maritime workers are missing vaccination opportunities as age-based shot rollouts march forward. He's urging the provincial and federal governments to make a plan and says he wants to see sailors vaccinated so they can be safe and stay on the job. Donna Leddy says she was the chief cook on the March sailing of the Atlantic Huron that ended in a COVID-19 outbreak, involving the B117 variant. Instead of serving up chicken wings and steak, she's now quarantining in a Thunder Bay hotel after the majority of her crewmates tested positive. Marine workers Maynardo Maramot, Agustin Oriel and Robert MacNaull on the Oakglen.(Seafarers’ International Union of Canada ) Leddy says her vessel was heading to Quebec City to deliver iron ore when a deckhand first fell ill. Within a day, a mate was throwing up and feverish. "You are breathing in the same air and stuff spreads, not unlike what happens on a cruise ship," said Leddy. She says she has sailed for 26 years but described this passage as harrowing. Leddy has an underlying health concern: lupus. The Huron Atlantic had to reverse course and anchor in the Thunder Bay harbour where nurses came out on a tug to test the crew for COVID. At first Leddy tested positive, but says she was later cleared. In September 2020, the Panamanian-registered bulk carrier Vega Rose ended up anchored off Vancouver shores after crew tested positive for coronavirus.(CBC News) Leddy finishes her quarantine in a Thunder Bay hotel room on Saturday, then says she plans to drive home to Goderich, Ont. Other crew are trying to get home to Newfoundland or waiting to fly back to the vessel to resume their tour. Three of the crew have been admitted to hospital for treatment. Leddy said one man has been admitted twice with breathing issues. She said a previous COVID outbreak on a different ship proved fatal for a cook who had asthma and diabetes. "It is scary. The American sailors are getting vaccinated. I don't understand why we can't," said Leddy. CBC has reached out to the province of Ontario and the federal Health Ministry for comment. Vancouver's port has been busy despite the pandemic, with cargo vessels loading and unloading daily.(Yvette Brend/CBC News)
The Utah Jazz weren't exactly whole on Monday when they throttled the reigning champion Los Angeles Lakers, but compared to the rotation they utilized while losing to the Lakers two nights earlier, the Jazz better resembled the squad with the best record in the NBA. Additionally strip away Mike Conley, Rudy Gobert, and Derrick Favors, and the Jazz are significantly less potent, which was apparent Saturday when Utah lost to the Lakers in overtime as coach Quin Snyder rested those three players.