UEFA said it "reserved all rights to take whatever action it deems appropriate against those clubs that have so far refused to renounce the so-called 'Super League'.
Manitoba is among four provinces that aren’t keeping up with the economic damage being caused by the growing third wave of COVID-19, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business said Thursday. With a rising number of regions currently under stringent public-health restrictions across the country, many provincial governments have extended or expanded their emergency relief programs for struggling storefronts and companies. However, Manitoba — along with Ontario, New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador — is not one of them, while businesses in other provinces have access to a widely available grant program with no strings attached. "I have to give props to Manitoba for the Bridge Grant, which was a well-designed and relatively successful program," said Jonathan Alward, Prairies director for CFIB, about the $5,000-a-pop grant that has yet to be extended. "But we’re looking at very tight capacity limits right now and businesses are under tremendous pressure and debt... I think it’s time the government seriously look at expanding grants right now, or we can expect a lot more closures coming up." Hard-hit storefronts in Manitoba are facing over $180,000 in coronavirus-related debt, according to CFIB’s latest estimates. "And that’s just what they’ve incurred because of and during the pandemic," said Alward. To measure the reach of provincial programs, CFIB conducted four case studies of how a dine-in restaurant, a small retailer, a dry cleaner and a new gym would fare in each province. In most cases, grants helped cover less than one-tenth of new debt. In Manitoba, no such grant existed to cover any debt at all. Economic Development and Jobs Minister Ralph Eichler hinted at further assistance for businesses earlier this week, but was hesitant to answer questions about that directly. "If we need to do another program, we certainly will," Eichler told the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce at a virtual event this week. "It may not be the same program we have before." The Tories have designated $300 million under the 2021-22 provincial budget for extended support like the Bridge Grant. A provincial spokeswoman, however, would not say when or if those funds will be used. Instead, the Manitoba government spokeswoman touted the province for having the "most generous" programs in the country, and said they are in constant talks with the business community about "creating an environment for a sustained reopening of our economy." CFIB says talks are one thing, implementing urgent suggestions is another. The business advocates are calling for all provinces to ensure urgent aid packages with accessible applications are immediately available, so that funds can be released to those that need them as quickly as possible. "At the end of the day," Alward said, "you can’t tell people to operate in a certain way or not operate at all, and then expect not to support those that are impacted. "If this doesn’t change soon, we can expect massive fallouts." email@example.com Twitter: @temurdur Temur Durrani, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Winnipeg Free Press
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Bojan Bogdanovic scored a career-high 48 points to rally the Utah Jazz past the Denver Nuggets 127-120 on Friday night. Bogdanovic went 16 of 23 from the field - making a career-high eight 3-pointers - to lead the NBA-leading Jazz to their fourth straight victory. Jordan Clarkson added 21 points and eight assists.
The City of Morden has implemented water restrictions for residents and businesses, as the southern Manitoba municipality prepares to enter the summer months in severe drought conditions. "You can go take a walk out there and see the problem right at the beach. We now have three times the beach we’ve ever had before. It doesn’t take imagination to understand where this is going to put us, if we don’t do something," Morden Mayor Brandon Burley told the Free Press. Southern Manitoba is currently experiencing various levels of drought conditions, according to the Canadian Drought Monitor, with all of the area west of Morden and Winkler (inclusive) classified as extreme — currently the driest part of the country. For Morden, a city of nearly 9,000 some 100 kilometres southwest of Winnipeg, the conditions pose a significant risk to its main water supply. The municipality relies on a single source, a reservoir called Lake Minnewasta. "The seasonal flushing of the lake didn’t happen last year, and barely happened the year before. And as winter progressed, water was being used and there was no recharge from snow to speak of. And then nothing in terms of rain this spring was of any assistance. That’s usually the time when this lake recharges," Burley said Thursday. Lake Minnewasta is currently 6.1 feet below its full supply level. According to the city’s data, the last time water levels were this low was 1983. This leaves Morden with a bleak forecast of potentially not being able to treat and provide potable water to residents by the end of the summer, if precipitation levels remain consistent as seen over the past four years. "We’re still working on contingencies for this. We do have an existing supply line to the Pembina Valley Water Co-Op, but we don’t have near enough volume to satisfy the community. And so the city has really had no contingency whatsoever on water supply... As we’ve grown, our water supply hasn’t grown with us," Burley said. The restrictions are a mix of mandatory and voluntary lowering of water use. There is a ban on use in pools and/or landscaping purposes. Lowering water use in homes and businesses is voluntary, with some mandatory restrictions in place on alternating days. Overall, it is meant to achieve a 25 per cent reduction in water use. Drought is one of the biggest climate change-related risks associated with the Prairie region. Burley said the issue has been on the city’s radar and, in its strategic plan, addressing contingencies for water shortages was a slated priority for 2022. A shortage of resources had prevented action sooner. "Communities need to be looking at what their backup plans are. And this is something we had forecasted to do next year. But it looks like we’re gonna have to work on a contingency sooner than that," the mayor said. A government spokesperson with the Department of Agriculture said the province will be offering its support to Morden and other water users across southern Manitoba in the coming weeks and months. "We appreciate that the City of Morden is taking proactive measures to conserve water and make every drop count." On Wednesday, the provincial government announced $1 million will go towards the creation of a new water management strategy to address the issue in Manitoba. firstname.lastname@example.org Sarah Lawrynuik, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Winnipeg Free Press
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Carlos Rodón struck out eight in six innings, Zack Collins homered and the Chicago White Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 3-0 on Friday night. The Royals were blanked for the second straight game in part of a six-game losing streak, all to division opponents. Rodón (5-0) limited the Royals to five hits. Kansas City threatened with two on and one out in the fourth, but the righty worked out of the jam with back-to-back strikeouts. Relievers Codi Heuer, Aaron Bummer and Liam Hendriks worked the final three innings to complete the shutout. Hendriks earned with sixth save. Collins opened the scoring with in the fifth inning with a solo shot to centre. It was just the 26th home run of the year for the White Sox, which is 28th in the league. Brad Keller (2-4) gave up three runs off five hits in six innings of work with a season-high six strikeouts and a walk. The bulk of the damage came in the sixth inning with RBIs from Adam Eaton and Jose Abreu. Salvador Perez led the Royals, going 4 for 4 with a double. Kansas City has lost 11 of the last 13 matchups with Chicago dating to last season. TRAINER’S ROOM White Sox: OF Luis Robert (right hip flexor) will not need surgery but faces a prolonged stint on the 10-day injury list. ROSTER MOVES White Sox: Chicago reinstated LHP Garrett Crochet from the 10-day injured list and optioned RHP Alex McRae to AAA Charlotte. UP NEXT Daniel Lynch (0-0, 5.79 ERA) will make his second career start for the Royals. Lance Lynn (2-1, 1.82 ERA) will counter for Chicago. Lynn tossed a complete-game shutout with 11 strikeouts in his last start against Kansas City. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Cody Friesen, The Associated Press
ST. LOUIS — Jack Flaherty hit his first career home run and became the major leagues' first six-game winner, leading the St. Louis Cardinals over Colorado 5-0 on Friday night in Nolan Arenado's first game against the Rockies. Arenado, a five-time All-Star and eight-time Gold Glove winner during with seasons in Colorado, was traded to the Cardinals on Feb. 1 for five players, including pitcher Austin Gomber. Arenado went 2 for 4, doubling off Gomber (2-4) in the second, then struck out and grounded out. Arenado added a single against Lucas Gilbreath in the eighth. Flaherty (6-0) gave up three hits in seven innings, struck out six and walked one, retiring his final 13 batters. He lowered his ERA to 2.83. Trevor Story walked with two outs in the third, Colorado's last runner until Raimel Tapia singled starting the ninth. Colorado briefly had the bases loaded in the first after Garrett Hampson singled just beyond the infield in left. But Charlie Blackmon rounded second and couldn't get back in time, and shortstop Paul DeJong threw behind him for the third out. Flaherty homered in the third inning against Gomber in his 117th big league at-bat. The drive, on a 91.5 mph fastball with a 3-1 count, went 416 feet and landed just into the Rockies’ bullpen in left. It was the second-longest home run by a Cardinals pitcher, according to Statcast, trailing only a 426-foot drive by Miles Mikolas at Coors Field on Aug. 24, 2018. Harrison Bader hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the third for the Cardinals, who have won seven of nine. Colorado had a two-game winning streak stopped and has lost seven of nine. Gomber gave up five runs and six hits in five innings. Dylan Carlson had an RBI single in the fifth and Paul Goldschmidt a run-scoring grounder. CROWDED HOUSE The game drew 13,435, the season high in St. Louis. TRAINERS ROOM Rockies: 1B C.J. Cron (lower back tightness) was a late scratch from the starting lineup. Cardinals: C Yadier Molina (right foot tendon) took batting practice and played catch on the field before the game. Molina was eligible to come off the 10-day injured list on Friday and is expected to return soon. UP NEXT Colorado RHP Chi Chi González (1-0, 4.38), who hasn’t figured in a decision since pitching two innings for a win on opening day, starts against St. Louis RHP Carlos Martínez (2-4, 3.72), who pitched eight shutout innings to beat Pittsburgh last weekend. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/hub/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The Associated Press
A Sacramento police officer was arrested Friday on domestic violence charges, the department announced. On Thursday, the Sacramento Police Department was notified of a domestic violence incident in the Natomas area that happened about a week prior. The victim involved has visible injuries but did not need to be hospitalized, the department said. The suspect, 30-year-old Justin Shepard, has been an officer in the department for about three years. The department said the incident happened when Shepard was off duty. He was arrested Friday on felony domestic abuse charges and booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail.
Nikola Jokic (Denver Nuggets) with a 3-pointer vs the Utah Jazz, 05/07/2021
Paul Millsap (Denver Nuggets) with a 2-pointer vs the Utah Jazz, 05/07/2021
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Joe Ingles (Utah Jazz) with a buzzer beater vs the Denver Nuggets, 05/07/2021
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NEW YORK — Francisco Lindor hit a tying, two-run homer in the seventh inning after an apparently heated exchange with teammate Jeff McNeil in the dugout tunnel, and the New York Mets rallied to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-4 Friday night. New York walked off with a victory when designated runner Pete Alonso scored on pinch-hitter Patrick Mazeika's fielder's choice. A day after snapping a 0-for-26 slide with a ninth-inning single Thursday in St. Louis, Lindor produced his biggest moment since signing a $341 million, 10-year deal with the Mets. He tied the game by hitting a 2-2 changeup from left-hander Caleb Smith. The blast came a half-inning after shortstop Lindor and second baseman McNeil combined to misplay a popup. After the top of the seventh, teammates rushed into the tunnel adjacent to the dugout. Lindor acknowledged after the game that he and McNeil were having a disagreement — he claimed the pair saw a rat in the tunnel, and he was objecting to McNeil's suggestion that it was a racoon. After rounding the bases on his homer, Lindor exchanged fist bumps with Tomas Nido, who drew a walk to start the inning and Michael Conforto, who was waiting in the on-deck circle. Conforto was among the first who flew toward the tunnel during the exchange. Shortly after Lindor’s second homer as a Met, billionaire owner Steve Cohen tweeted: “That was BIG”. Mazeika softly hit a 2-2 pitch from Stefan Crichton to the first base-side of the mound to score Alonso. Before his homer, Lindor heard boos when he flied out in the fifth with a runner on first. Lindor went 2 for 5 and produced his second multi-hit game as a Met. His other was April 14 against Philadelphia. Aaron Loup (1-0) tossed a scoreless 10th for the win. Larry Fleisher, The Associated Press
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