Mark Hackett, Chief of Investment Research at Nationwide, joined Yahoo Finance Live to break down what may behind Monday's market rally.
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Nevada's Republican Party voted to censure the secretary of state, accusing her of violating her oath of office by failing to fully investigate allegations of fraud in the 2020 election that the party presented to her. Barbara Cegavske, the only Republican statewide office holder in Nevada, said members of her party are disappointed with the election results and believe fraud occurred “despite a complete lack of evidence to support that belief.” Cegavske, who has overseen elections in the state since 2014, has repeatedly defended the results as reliable and accurate despite attacks from President Donald Trump and other Republicans.
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AUBURN, N.S. — A Nova Scotia high school student says she's back in class after being suspended for bringing attention to someone wearing a shirt that she found offensive. In an interview Sunday, Kenzie Thornhill said she returned to West Kings District High School in Auburn, N.S., on Friday, following a conversation with the school's principal who told her the local school board had reversed its decision. The 17-year-old Grade 12 student says she was suspended last week after posting a photo online of someone wearing a shirt with lyrics on the back that mimicked the style of "Deck the Halls," with one line reading: “'tis the season to be rapey.” "Knowing people that are (sexual assault) victims, and not liking that at all, I did what pretty much any teen would do with social media and I posted it," said Thornhill. Thornhill said she had also shown the photo to a teacher and hall monitor and was told the issue would be handled. But although the photo only showed the shirt and not the student, said Thornhill, the school board suspended her for five days for violating school rules. She said they told her posting the photo on social media was a form of cyberbullying. "I was being punished for posting this photo, but the kid who did wear the shirt, however, was just told not to wear the shirt again," she said. Annapolis Valley Regional Centre for Education executive director Dave Jones would not discuss specific details citing privacy. In an emailed statement sent Friday, he said, "the school has revisited the decisions made in recent days related to discipline." Jones also said it was an opportunity to engage with students and to help them feel "safe and supported" and to feel they can report any incident within their school or its community. "Any language that promotes sexual violence is never acceptable or tolerated at our schools, and it was not acceptable in this instance," he said. Thornhill said she wasn't given a specific reason why her suspension was revoked and she's asked her principal to seek an apology from school board officials. "To be made public if that would be OK, but if they can't then just to me would be fine," she said. This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 11, 2021. The Canadian Press
OTTAWA — Federal New Democrat Leader Jagmeet Singh took aim at the Liberal government Sunday, firing an opening salvo ahead of a possible election later this year. Rounding off a three-day policy convention plagued with hiccups and frustrations, Singh sought to unite the party faithful around a message of fair treatment, financial relief and Liberal failures. His unwavering focus on the Grits stood in contrast to remarks from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who made nary a mention of New Democrats in his keynote speech at a Liberal convention Saturday. With the Liberals pledging national pharmacare and child-care systems — the party has backed both ideas since the 1990s but made little headway on either — Singh is leading the party further left via proposals to cancel billions in student debt, eliminate for-profit long-term care and impose a wealth tax. Part of that push zeroes in on the "rich" — a word featured 15 times in Singh's speech, often preceded by "ultra." "We're not actually in the same boat. We're certainly in the same storm. But some of us are in leaky lifeboats, while others are in luxury yachts," Singh said. "Liberals continue to side with those in the yachts." Singh also claimed credit for beefed-up wage subsidies, emergency response benefits and sick-leave payments during the COVID-19 pandemic. "The Liberals like to take credit, but New Democrats get results," he said. Speaking from an Ottawa production studio, Singh addressed more than 2,000 delegates assembled online to debate and vote on resolutions that will guide the NDP campaign platform ahead of a potential fight at the polls. He has consistently emerged as the most popular federal leader in recent public-opinion surveys, but the party itself often falls short of 20 per cent support. If the three main opposition parties were to vote against the looming Liberal budget — scheduled for April 19 — the government would fall. Singh has promised his party won't trigger an election while the pandemic persists. Trudeau could decide to pull the plug himself and Liberal insiders suggest that may happen during the summer, provided the vaccine rollout continues apace and the pandemic, currently spreading like wildfire once again, is sufficiently doused. On the hustings, Singh would be fighting for Liberal seats while also seeking to stave off challenges from Conservatives gunning for trade union votes and Greens explicitly targetting NDP supporters. He took a parting shot at the Conservatives on Sunday, saying they "are no friends to workers" on sick leave, pharmacare or union solidarity. Singh's speech also looked to shore up solidarity within the party at a convention that saw glitches and procedural delays threaten to sideline policy debate amid simmering tensions over how far left the party should tack. Resolutions on deck for a vote on Sunday include proposals to insert the word "socialism" into the party constitution and implement all 231 recommendations made by the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 11, 2021. Christopher Reynolds, The Canadian Press
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Peel police had more than enough time to formulate a de-escalation plan to safely apprehend a 62-year-old mentally ill Malton man before tactical officers stormed his apartment then shot and killed him, a former director of Ontario’s police watchdog says. Howard Morton, who led the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) in the 1990s, said Peel police overreacted by deploying the force’s highly-trained tactical unit to apprehend Ejaz Choudry on June 20, 2020, rather than wait for someone trained in de-escalating a mental health crisis. According to the SIU decision released earlier this week, officers did request a crisis negotiator before entering Choudry’s apartment about three hours after his daughter initially made a non-emergency call for a wellness check on her father — but one was not available. “To simply say no other crisis negotiator was available because they were on another call is a serious defect that has to be remedied,” Morton said, added he “couldn’t believe” what he saw in video showing three tactical officers attempting to enter Choudry’s apartment from his second-floor balcony moments before he was shot. “They went crashing in there, on a guy with a knife suffering from schizophrenia, all alone in an apartment with the front doors blockaded by officers,” Morton said. “If they’re trained that way still that’s a real serious flaw in police training.” Earlier this week, the SIU cleared the officers of criminal wrongdoing in Choudry’s shooting death, which sparked outrage and protests last summer. According to the SIU report, Choudry was killed as he moved toward three tactical unit officers while holding a “large kitchen knife.” The officers — who had climbed up to Choudry’s balcony with a ladder — first attempted to stop him with a Taser and rubber bullets before one officer fatally shot him with a pistol, the report said. In his decision, SIU director Joseph Martino wrote that because he was “not reasonably satisfied” that the shooting “amounted to legally unjustified force or was the culmination of a criminally negligent course of conduct, there is no basis to proceed with criminal charges in this case notwithstanding Mr. Choudry’s tragic death.” The officer who shot Choudry did not consent to be interviewed or provide his notes, as is the legal right of all officers facing an SIU investigation. Morton said he agreed with the director’s assessment of the officers’ use of force, but said he was surprised Martino did not consider the Criminal Code charge of failure to provide the necessaries of life. Before the officers breached the balcony door, Choudry had been essentially detained in his own home, meaning the officers had a legal duty to provide him with a standard of care, Morton said. “The standard of care is triggered once there is detention,” he said. Morton added that the officers could have simply left Choudry alone unless they reasonably thought he would harm himself — an idea he said did not seem to be supported in the SIU account. According to the SIU report, Choudry told police he would not come out because he thought the police would shoot him. He also repeatedly asked to be left alone, and at one point told the officers they should get a warrant before attempting to enter the unit — facts that go against the notion that he posed any immediate threat. In a statement following the SIU finding, Peel police Chief Nishan Duraiappah again said police should not have the primary responsibility to respond to persons in crisis. “More has to be done to support those in crisis, and police should not be the primary responders called upon to manage mental health calls,” he said. University of Toronto criminologist Julius Haag said Choudry’s case represents the very serious harms that can arise from having police as primary responders. Like Morton, Haag also expressed concern about the lack of an available negotiator and “the fatal decision” to send in the tactical unit. “Undoubtedly there were opportunities to save Mr. Choudry’s life,” he said. “For me, thinking of how tactical response unit officers are armed and attired, I can only imagine how terrified Mr. Choudry must have been.” Former Waterloo Region Police Chief Matthew Torigian said that even though the SIU did not lay criminal charges, Duraiappah should conduct an internal investigation to reassure the public police are searching for “lessons to be learned as far a approaches to these types of situations.” Torigian, who also served as deputy Solicitor General for Ontario, said Choudry’s case amplifies a conundrum all police services are grappling with: “when are the police the most appropriate first-responders to situations like this?” As it stands, in most instances, as soon as a weapon is mentioned to a 9-1-1 dispatcher a particular type of police response gets triggered, he said. (According to the SIU report, Choudry’s daughter mentioned a pocket-knife in her initial call for non-emergency medical assistance.) “We have to look at all of the cases that we’ve seen in the past to see if there is a common thread here,” Torigian said. As for a solution, “we’re moving closer to it, but I think we’re moving too slowly.” Jason Miller, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Toronto Star
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The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): 2:50 p.m. Adults living and working in Whistler, B.C., will be able to receive their COVID-19 vaccination starting tomorrow. The move comes as Vancouver Coastal Health works to limit the spread of the virus in the ski resort community. The health authority says in a statement that the program comes in response to increasing COVID-19 transmission recorded in the community. It says the Howe Sound health area has the highest rate of COVID-19 of any local health area in the province, with the majority of these cases residing in the Whistler community. --- 2:30 p.m. New Brunswick is reporting nine new cases of COVID-19 today and a total of 148 active infections in the province. The new cases include five in the Edmundston region, where large parts are under a full lockdown as of today. Health officials say four of the five cases are contacts of previously confirmed cases, and the other one is under investigation. The remaining cases in the province include two in the Saint John area, and one each in the Moncton and Fredericton regions. --- 2:20 p.m. Manitoba is reporting 112 new COVID-19 cases. No new deaths are being reported today, leaving the provincial total since the pandemic began at 949. Manitoba's daily COVID-19 update says the five-day test positivity rate is now 5.9 per cent provincially and 5.7 per cent in Winnipeg. The update also warns of possible exposures to the B.1.1.7 variant of concern on several Winnipeg Transit routes between April 2 and April 6. Health officials report there are 1,312 active COVID-19 cases in the province, with 136 people in hospital and 31 patients in intensive care. --- 11:55 a.m. Nova Scotia is reporting five new cases of COVID-19 today. Four of the cases are in the Halifax area, with two related to travel outside Atlantic Canada and the other two being close contacts of previously reported cases. The remaining case is in the eastern health zone and is related to travel outside the region. Health officials are reporting a total of 40 active COVID-19 infections in the province. --- 11:30 a.m. Ontario is doubling the number of pharmacies involved in the provincial vaccine effort. The province says 700 new pharmacies in COVID-19 hot spots will start offering the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine as soon as this coming week, bringing the total number to 1,400. It says the expansion will help vaccinate those 55 or older, who are currently the only ones cleared to receive the AstraZeneca shot. The province says it hopes to add another 100 pharmacies to the vaccine effort by the end of the month. --- 11:20 a.m. Quebec is reporting 1,535 new COVID-19 cases today as well as five additional deaths linked to the virus. Two people died in the last 24 hours, while the other deaths occurred earlier or at an unknown date. Hospitalizations jumped by 25 to 608, with 139 patients in intensive care. The province also says it gave 59,447 doses of vaccine on Saturday. --- 11:05 a.m. A hospital at the centre of a COVID-19 outbreak in northwestern New Brunswick says it is currently treating 13 patients with the infection. The Edmundston Regional Hospital says seven of those patients are in its nine bed intensive care unit, with five of those patients on respirators. So far the hospital has transferred two patients to a hospital in Fredericton. The Edmundston and the Upper Madawaska region went under full lockdown as of midnight after 15 of 19 new COVID-19 cases announced in the province on Saturday were identified in the area. --- 10:45 a.m. Ontario has set a new single-day high for new COVID-19 cases in the province. Government figures show 4,456 new infections over the last 24 hours, along with 21 new virus-related deaths. The previous new daily record stood at just over 4,200 and was reached on Friday. Health Minister Christine Elliott says there were 1,353 new cases in Toronto, a sharp jump of nearly 400 from the day before. There are 1,513 patients currently in Ontario hospitals due to COVID-19, with 605 in intensive care and 382 on a ventilator. --- This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 11, 2021. The Canadian Press
Scott McTominay refused to criticise referee Chris Kavanagh for his decision to deny Manchester United an early goal during their comeback win at Tottenham, though claimed it was “obviously” the wrong decision. Late goals by Edinson Cavani and Mason Greenwood sealed a 3-1 victory for United in north London on Sunday, cementing their place in the Premier League top-four.
WASHINGTON — Henrik Lundqvist is abandoning a long-shot attempt to return from open-heart surgery in time to play for the Washington Capitals this season after a checkup last week showed some inflammation. Lundqvist tweeted Sunday that the inflammation around his heart requires a few months of rest and recovery. The 39-year-old goaltender had set the goal for himself of trying to join the Capitals before the end of the season. “Training has been going really well and I’ve been feeling good — but my heart isn’t quite ready,” Lundqvist posted on Twitter. “While it’s not what I hoped for, I know this is all part of the process of getting back to 100%.” Lundqvist had open-heart surgery in early January. He was back on the ice less than two months later, but said in late February he was a long time away from deciding on his future. The Sweden-born goalie who was the face of the New York Rangers for 15 years signed with Washington in October. In mid-December, he announced a heart condition would prevent him from playing. The Capitals signed Lundqvist to have an experienced veteran with playoff experience in net. With any hope dashed of Lundqvist making an impressive comeback, they may try to acquire one before the NHL trade deadline Monday. Trading defenceman Jonas Siegenthaler to the New Jersey Devils on Sunday for a third-round pick clears additional space to make a move before the deadline. The Capitals are in first place in the East Division, but neither goalie on their roster — Ilya Samsonov or rookie Vitek Vanecek — has appeared in a Stanley Cup playoff game. ___ More AP NHL: https://apnews.com/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Stephen Whyno, The Associated Press