Terrence Ross (Orlando Magic) with an and one vs the Dallas Mavericks, 03/01/2021
Terrence Ross (Orlando Magic) with an and one vs the Dallas Mavericks, 03/01/2021
A teenager who was stabbed to death in Sydenham has been named, as police arrested a woman on suspicion of murder. Metropolitan Police officers were called to the junction of Hazel Grove and Sydenham Road at around 7.20pm on Saturday following reports of a 17-year-old boy lying on the ground with stab wounds. Crews from the London Ambulance Service and London Air Ambulance also arrived at the scene, but he was pronounced dead shortly after 8pm.
The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times eastern): 6:30 p.m. B.C.’s top doctor says about half of the COVID-19 cases in the province are variants of concern. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says the variants are making some spaces riskier when it comes to transmission of the illness that’s now linked to more than 1,500 deaths in the province. B.C. has recorded 3,289 new cases of COVID-19 over the last three days, pushing the number of active cases over 9,900, including 368 people who are hospitalized. Henry is urging B.C. residents not to travel for non-essential purposes and to stay vigilant as the province battles what she called the third wave of the pandemic. More than 1,112,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the province. --- 5:50 p.m. Alberta is reporting a slight dip in new COVID-19 cases with 1,136 infections. The province says there have been five additional deaths and 679 new variant cases have also been identified. Variant cases currently make up about 51 per cent of the 14,849 active cases in Alberta. There are 390 people in hospital because of the virus and 90 are in intensive care. --- 3:55 p.m. Saskatchewan is reporting 300 new cases of COVID-19 and one more death of a person in their 60s. Ninety-six of the cases are in Regina, which is a hot spot for variants of concern. There are 198 people in hospital and 41 are in intensive care. The province also announced first responders will now be targeted through mobile vaccination units once current priority populations, including those in group homes and shelters, have received a dose. --- 3:45 p.m. Prince Edward Island is reporting three new cases of COVID-19 today. Chief public health officer Dr. Heather Morrison says the new cases involve people who had recently travelled outside Atlantic Canada. Prince Edward Island has seven active reported cases of COVID-19. The Island has reported a total of 165 infections and no deaths linked to the virus. --- 3:40 p.m. Ontario classes will move online next week. Premier Doug Ford says community spread of COVID-19 is too high to risk having students return to classes after spring break. He says the province will decide based on COVID-19 data when in-person classes can resume. The government says child care will remain open for non-school-aged children and for children of front-line workers. --- 3 p.m. Nova Scotia is reporting seven new cases of COVID-19. All of the cases were recorded in the province's central zone, which includes Halifax. Five cases are related to travel outside Atlantic Canada, and the other two are close contacts of previously reported cases. As of today, Nova Scotia has 46 active cases of COVID-19. --- 2 p.m. The Ontario Hospital Association says nearly all Greater Toronto Area hospitals are closing their pediatric units to help accommodate a surge in COVID-19 cases. Association president Anthony Dale says 12 out of 14 GTA hospitals will send their pediatric patients to Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children for care. Dale says the closure, which takes effect today, was ordered over the weekend by the GTA Hospital Incident Management System Command Centre. He says hospital staff from the pediatric units will be redeployed to care for a rising number of COVID-19 patients. --- 1:40 p.m. The Manitoba government says it may impose more restrictive public health orders very soon. Chief public health officer Dr. Brent Roussin says case counts and test positivity rates are rising, and there are more signs of house parties and other gatherings. Roussin is recommending mask use outdoors whenever people gather, and says that is among possible new rules being considered. --- 1:40 p.m. Manitoba is reporting 114 new COVID-19 cases and no additional deaths today. The percentage of people testing positive is rising. The five-day average now stands at 6.2 per cent provincially and 5.6 per cent in Winnipeg. --- 1:35 p.m. Health officials in New Brunswick are reporting two cases of a variant of the novel coronavirus first identified in South Africa. Officials say the two variant cases were reported in the Saint John region earlier this month. The province is reporting 10 new cases of COVID-19 today: four in the Moncton region and six in the Edmundston area. New Brunswick has 145 active reported cases of COVID-19 and 18 patients in hospital with the disease, including 13 in intensive care. --- 11:20 a.m. Toronto's top doctor says at the current rate of transmission, the city could see 2,500 new COVID-19 cases per day by the end of April. Chief medical officer of health Dr. Eileen de Villa said today the surging rates are being driven by more transmissible variants of concern. De Villa says the current record for daily cases in Toronto is 1,642, which was set during the second wave of the pandemic. She says the city's vaccination program is expanding but says it still won't be enough to offset the impact of the variants. --- 11:15 a.m. Quebec is reporting 1,599 new cases of COVID-19 today and two more deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus, none of which occurred in the past 24 hours. Health officials say hospitalizations rose by 22, to 630, and 142 people were in intensive care, a rise of three. The province says it administered 52,705 doses of vaccine in the previous 24 hours, for a total of 1,944,877 doses. Quebec has reported a total of 304,267 cases of COVID-19 and 10,744 deaths linked to the virus; it has 12,971 active reported cases. --- 10:45 a.m. Ontario is reporting 4,401 new cases of COVID-19 today and 15 more deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus. Health Minister Christine Elliott says there are 1,282 new cases in Toronto, 772 in Peel Region, 564 in York Region, 339 in Ottawa and 224 in Durham. The province says it has conducted 47,929 tests since its last daily report. In total, 1,646 people are hospitalized in Ontario with the disease, including 619 in intensive care; 408 people are on ventilators. This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 12, 2021. The Canadian Press
SAN FRANCISCO, April 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hagens Berman urges Leidos Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: LDOS) investors to submit their losses now. A securities fraud class action has been filed and certain investors may have valuable claims. Class Period: May 4, 2020 – Feb. 23, 2021Lead Plaintiff Deadline: May 3, 2021Visit: www.hbsslaw.com/investor-fraud/LDOSContact An Attorney Now: LDOS@hbsslaw.com 844-916-0895 Leidos Holdings, Inc. (LDOS) Securities Fraud Class Action: The complaint centers on the accuracy of defendants’ statements about Leidos’ SD&A business, which the company acquired from L3Harris Technologies in May 2020 for $1 billion and touted as having compelling strategic and operational benefits. Specifically, defendants materially overstated the benefits of the acquisition and did not disclose that Leidos’ products suffered from numerous product defects that included faulty explosive detection systems at airports, ports and borders. As a result, the company’s financial results were significantly overstated. The truth emerged through a series of partial disclosures beginning on Feb. 16, 2021 when analyst Spruce Point published a scathing report concluding that Leidos had “wasted” $1b on the SD&A acquisition. Spruce Point stated, “We believe Leidos is potentially covering up at least $100m of fictitious sales, mischaracterizing $355 - $367m of international revenue.” Spruce Point also alleged that the company is “concealing numerous product defects from investors, notably faulty explosive detection systems at airports and borders.” Spruce Point further avers that management may be intentionally inflating certain of Leidos’ financial metrics, including operating cash flow and organic sales growth, to obscure strains from investors. Then, on Feb. 23, 2021, Leidos released mixed Q4 2020 financial results and disappointing 2021 outlook, including guided revenue and EPS well below analyst consensus. The same day, Spruce Point highlighted the poor 2021 outlook and picked up on a SD&A accounting discrepancy, tweeting “[t]his asset is a total black box.” Finally, on Feb. 24, 2021 Spruce Point highlighted that Leidos “materially expanded” its risk disclosures in its 2020 annual report, tweeting “[w]e believe it is validating all the major points of our report.” On this news, several analysts reduced their price targets for Leidos shares. For example, on Feb. 26, 2021 Jefferies slashed its price target from $125 to $115 and, on Mar. 10, 2021, Morgan Stanley reportedly lowered its price target from $113 to $105. “We’re focused on investor losses and proving Leidos misled investors about its SD&A business,” said Reed Kathrein, the Hagens Berman partner leading the investigation. If you are a Leidos investor, click here to discuss your legal rights with Hagens Berman. Whistleblowers: Persons with non-public information regarding Leidos should consider their options to help in the investigation or take advantage of the SEC Whistleblower program. Under the new program, whistleblowers who provide original information may receive rewards totaling up to 30 percent of any successful recovery made by the SEC. For more information, call Reed Kathrein at 844-916-0895 or email LDOS@hbsslaw.com. About Hagens BermanHagens Berman is a national law firm with eight offices in eight cities around the country and over eighty attorneys. The firm represents investors, whistleblowers, workers and consumers in complex litigation. More about the firm and its successes is located at hbsslaw.com. For the latest news visit our newsroom or follow us on Twitter at @classactionlaw. Contact: Reed Kathrein, 844-916-0895
Multiple people including a police officer have been shot at a school in Knoxville, Tennessee. The Knoxville Police Department tweeted that authorities were on the scene and that an officer was reported to be among the victims. Bob Thomas, the superintendent of Knox County Schools, tweeted that a shooting had occurred - but the building had been secured.
Microsoft, on an accelerated growth push, is buying speech recognition company Nuance in a deal worth about $16 billion. The acquisition will get Microsoft deeper into hospitals and the health care industry through Nuance's widely used medical dictation and transcription tools. Microsoft will pay $56 per share cash. That's a 23% premium to Nuance's Friday closing price. The companies value the transaction including debt at $19.7 billion. Shares of Burlington, Massachusetts-based Nuance surged about 16% in Monday trading. Nuance has been a pioneer in voice-based artificial intelligence technology and was instrumental in helping to power Apple's digital assistant Siri. It has since shifted its focus to health care, including a product that listens in on exam room conversations between physicians and patients and automatically writes up the doctor's recommendations, such as for prescriptions or lab work. “This clinical documentation essentially writes itself, giving physicians time back to focus on patient care,” Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said on a conference call about the deal Monday. Microsoft and Nuance had already formed a business partnership in 2019. That relationship grew during the pandemic, enabling Nuance to bring its patient-physician transcription services into telehealth appointments using Microsoft's video conference app Teams. The Redmond, Washington, software giant said that this month's deal will double its potential market in the health care provider industry to nearly $500 billion. “Put Microsoft and Nuance together and it allows Microsoft to go after the exploding health care market, which is on fire right now as it’s modernizing, adopting digital engagement and moving to the cloud,” said Forrester analyst Kate Leggett. Nuance’s products include clinical speech recognition software offerings such as Dragon Ambient eXperience, Dragon Medical One and PowerScribe, all of which are now built on Microsoft's Azure cloud platform. The companies said Nuance products are used by more than 55% of physicians and 75% of radiologists in the U.S., and by 77% of U.S. hospitals. Revenue from its health care cloud business grew 37% year-over-year in fiscal 2020. “AI is technology’s most important priority, and health care is its most urgent application,” Nadella said. Microsoft also has its own digital voice assistant, Cortana, but its use has been limited compared to similar consumer-oriented systems from Amazon, Google and Apple. Nuance has sought to refine its voice recognition technology beyond consumer use to better understand the complexities of medical jargon. Aside from health care, Nuance provides voice-related AI technology in other products, including security features that can recognize and authenticate individual voices so they can unlock an online account. Nuance also sells automated call-centre and customer-service chatbot services to retailers, telecommunications firms and other sectors. Scott Guthrie, who leads Microsoft's cloud and AI division, said Monday that Nuance's medical industry expertise could eventually expand to other uses, such as interpreting conversations between financial advisers and their clients. The transaction is Microsoft’s second largest deal following its $26 billion purchase of LinkedIn in 2016. Last September, it bought video game maker ZeniMax for $7.5 billion. Leggett said the Nuance deal fits a push by cloud computing providers like Microsoft to supply “industry-specific AI,” or technology that's tailored to the special needs of the health industry and other sectors. That gives Microsoft access to a new set of customers, said Gartner analyst Greg Pessin. “Right now the CIO is who they market to, with Office and Teams and the operating systems," Pessin said. "This is a different market, with chief medical officers and the doctors. It opens up a new arm for Microsoft’s health care initiative.” Mark Benjamin will continue as Nuance CEO. The transaction is expected to close this year. It still needs approval from regulators and Nuance shareholders. Nuance had 7,100 employees as of September, more than half of whom were outside the U.S. — including crews that help transcribe and edit recorded speech that the AI technology might not fully understand. Matt O'Brien And Michelle Chapman, The Associated Press
SUDBURY, Ont. — Laurentian University says it has cut over 60 academic programs as the publicly funded institution struggles with insolvency. A statement from the school on Monday says 58 undergraduate programs will be closed. Laurentian said the cut programs have had "historically low enrolment." "This will allow the University to restructure its operations, enabling a financially sustainable future," reads the statement. It said that 34 of those programs are in English and 24 are in French. Laurentian also said 11 graduate programs will be closed. The Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations said more than 80 faculty members had lost their jobs in the cuts. The organization also called for the resignation of provincial Colleges and Universities Minister Ross Romano. "If Ross Romano had done his job, none of these cuts would have occurred,” said Rahul Sapra, the organization's president. “Romano and the Ford government knew about the depths of Laurentian’s financial difficulties for months, if not years." The university estimated that about 10 per cent of undergraduate students will be affected by the cuts. It also said that 44 graduate students will be impacted by program closures. "For most students, particularly if they are close to completion, this will mean they will be able to complete their degree making use of all or parts of the modules in terminated programs, either through course substitutions at Laurentian or through letters of permission," said the statement. A total of 107 undergraduate programs will remain open at the university in Sudbury, Ont., and 33 graduate programs will stay open. The Canadian Association of University Teachers called on the federal and provincial governments to help Laurentian University in a tweet. "This is devastating. A multitude of programs are being cut (and others decimated) at a public institution. (Prime Minister Justin Trudeau), (Premier Doug Ford), When will you step in?" This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 12, 2021. The Canadian Press
Police in Ada and Canyon counties have been busy over the past few days.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hagens Berman urges Lordstown Motors Corp. (NASDAQ: RIDE) investors to submit your losses now. Class Period: Aug. 3, 2020 - Mar. 24, 2021Lead Plaintiff Deadline: May 17, 2021Visit: www.hbsslaw.com/cases/RIDEContact an Attorney Now: RIDE@hbsslaw.com 844-916-0895 RIDE Securities Fraud Class Action: The complaint alleges defendants misled investors by (i) falsely touting customer pre-orders when they were non-binding agreements, (ii) concealing that many would-be customers lacked the means to make such purchases, (iii) misstating that Lordstown was “on track” to commence production of the Endurance in Sept. 2021, and (iv) omitting to disclose that the first Endurance test run resulted in the vehicle quickly bursting into flames. Investors began to learn the truth on Mar. 12, 2021, when Hindenburg Research published a report, claiming that the 100,000 pre-orders for Lordstown’s EV truck are “largely fictitious and used as a prop to raise capital and confer legitimacy.” Hindenburg also cited significant, undisclosed production delays and a prototype that “burst into flames 10 minutes before the test drive” in Jan. 2021, substantiating claims by former employees that the company is not conducting the needed testing or validation required by the NHTSA. On this news, Lordstown shares fell by 17% in one trading day. Before the markets opened on Mar. 18, 2021, Lordstown’s CEO, Stephen Burns, appeared on CNBC stating, “We never said we had orders. We don’t have a product yet so by definition you can’t have orders.” Lordstown shares fell approximately another 9% on this news. Then, on Mar. 24, Hindenburg hit again, publishing photos of a broken down Endurance on a tow truck during a commercial shoot last summer. The commercial aired several days before Lordstown Motors announced its merger with SPAC DiamondPeak. “We’re focused on investors’ losses and proving Lordstown duped investors about its order book,” said Reed Kathrein, the Hagens Berman partner leading the investigation. If you are a Lordstown investor and have significant losses, or have knowledge that may assist the firm’s investigation, click here to discuss your legal rights with Hagens Berman. Whistleblowers: Persons with non-public information regarding Lordstown Motors should consider their options to help in the investigation or take advantage of the SEC Whistleblower program. Under the new program, whistleblowers who provide original information may receive rewards totaling up to 30 percent of any successful recovery made by the SEC. For more information, call Reed Kathrein at 844-916-0895 or email RIDE@hbsslaw.com. About Hagens BermanHagens Berman is a national law firm with eight offices in eight cities around the country and over eighty attorneys. The firm represents investors, whistleblowers, workers and consumers in complex litigation. More about the firm and its successes is located at hbsslaw.com. For the latest news visit our newsroom or follow us on Twitter at @classactionlaw.Contact: Reed Kathrein, 844-916-0895
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It's been more than a year since Hank Azaria officially stepped away from voicing Springfield's resident convenience store owner Apu Nahasapeemapetilon on "The Simpsons" — a highly personal decision that ended up anticipating a larger sea change in the show's vocal cast. Last summer, producers announced that white actors would no longer voice characters of color on the long-running animated series, which has already resulted in Alex Désert replacing Azaria as the voice of Carl Carlson and Kevin Michael Richardson taking over the role of Dr. Julius Hibbert from Harry Shearer.
Ontario announced Monday it was closing its schools, and Toronto-area hospitals cleared pediatric beds to make room for COVID-19 patients as officials in other provinces defended the need for public-health restrictions. Premier Doug Ford told a news conference that schools in the province would move to online learning next week, saying there is too much community spread of COVID-19 to risk a return to the classroom after spring break. "The problem is not in our schools, it's in our community," he said. "And bringing our kids back to a congregate setting in school after a week off in the community is a risk that I won’t take." Both Quebec and Ontario reported strong rises in COVID-19 hospitalizations on Monday, prompting concerns about the capacity of those province's health-care systems amid a surge of more contagious variants of COVID-19. The problem is most acute in Ontario, which reported a 133-person increase in hospitalizations on Monday. It has 1,646 COVID-19 patients in hospital, including 619 in intensive care. In response to the pressure, the Ontario Hospital Association said nearly all Greater Toronto Area hospitals would close their pediatric units to help accommodate a surge in COVID-19 cases. Children at those hospitals will be sent to Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children for care, according to association president Anthony Dale. The news came as Toronto's chief medical officer of health said the city could see 2,500 daily new COVID-19 cases by the end of April, even with a stay-at-home order in effect. Quebec reported a 22-person jump in the number of hospitalizations on Monday, after an increase of 25 the day before. The province has 630 COVID-19 patients in hospital, with 142 requiring intensive care. Saskatchewan saw a record high of 47 people in the ICU last week, including 31 in Regina, a hotspot for a more infectious strain of the virus. The total number was at 41 on Monday, but that's still higher than the 27 receiving intensive care a month ago. Alberta Premier Jason Kenney pointed to the situation in Ontario as he defended his government's recent decision to impose stricter measures, including closing restaurant dining. “We should take a real look at what’s happening in the rest of the world, like Ontario right now, where they are dangerously close to their maximum capacity in intensive care …. We don’t ever want to be in that situation in Alberta," said Kenney, who acknowledged some people were upset with the decision. The Manitoba government said it was also considering tightening public health restrictions due to increasing case counts and a rising test positivity rate. Chief public health officer Dr. Brent Roussin suggested that the province was considering imposing mask use for outdoor gatherings, adding the province has found signs that more indoor get-togethers are taking place. Quebec, meanwhile, was dealing with the fallout over its own decision to impose stricter rules after hundreds of people gathered Sunday in Montreal's historic district to protest the provincial government's decision to advance the nighttime curfew to 8 p.m. A police spokesman said Monday that seven arrests were made after some protesters led a destructive trail through Old Montreal, breaking store windows and lighting garbage on fire. Deputy premier Genevieve Guilbault said violent actions are unacceptable. "We have the right to express our disagreements, but we must do so with the greatest respect for the health rules in force," she wrote on Twitter. Canada's chief public health officer said the number of hospitalizations has been rising across the country, putting pressure on health-care resources. Dr. Theresa Tam said in a statement that the average number of people being treated in Canadian hospitals between April 2 and April 8 rose seven per cent compared to the week before, while ICU admissions rose by 23 per cent. She said the people being hospitalized and receiving intensive care are increasingly under the age of 60 and infected with the more transmissible variants. "This is a reminder that serious illness can occur at any age, and evidence indicates that variants of concern can be associated with more severe illness and increased risk of death," she wrote. Tam said there are more than 33,000 confirmed cases involving contagious variants in Canada. Most still involve the B.1.1.7 variant first detected in the United Kingdom. But Tam said there has also been a "concerning rise" in the number of cases of the P.1 variant, first associated with Brazil, which is particularly worrisome because it may reduce the effectiveness of vaccines. B.C. on Monday began vaccinating all adults in the ski resort town of Whistler, which has been hit hard with at least 197 cases of the P.1 variant. New Brunswick, meanwhile, reported its first two cases of the variant first identified in South Africa. Officials said the two cases were reported in the Saint John region earlier this month. Saskatchewan reported 300 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday including 96 in Regina, which is a hot spot for variants of concern. This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 12, 2021. — With files from Shawn Jeffords, Holly McKenzie-Sutter and Steve Lambert Morgan Lowrie, The Canadian Press
Boris Johnson has hailed a “hugely significant milestone” as all UK adults over 50 have been offered their first vaccine. It means the Government has met its target of offering jabs to its top nine priority groups, including the clinically vulnerable and health and social care workers, three days ahead of the April 15 target date. It comes as Ireland became the latest country to restrict the AstraZeneca vaccine, saying it should not be given to people under the age of 60, amid concerns over possible links to rare blood clotting.
In the week ended April 11, Michigan reported the highest number of new cases per capita of all 50 states and also led the country in hospitalizations per capita. Around 39% of new cases in Michigan were of the more contagious B.1.1.7 variant of the virus first identified in the United Kingdom, the highest percentage in the United States, according to CDC data collected over a four-week period that ended on March 13.
BOSTON — For more than a decade Julian Edelman lived the ultimate NFL underdog story, going from undersized college quarterback to a favourite option of Tom Brady on three Patriots' Super Bowl-winning teams. He says he'll leave the league after giving everything he had to the sport. Citing a knee injury that cut his 2020 season short after just six games, Edelman announced Monday that he is retiring from the NFL after 11 seasons. “Nothing in my career has ever come easy. And no surprise, this isn’t going to come easy either,” Edelman said fighting back tears in a video posted to Twitter. “I’ve always said I’m going to go until the wheels come off. And they finally have fallen off." Earlier in the day, the Patriots terminated the contract of the Super Bowl 53 MVP after the receiver failed a physical. It brings an abrupt end to the 11-year New England tenure of the 34-year-old, whose fingertip catch helped complete the Patriots’ historic Super Bowl 51 comeback win over the Atlanta Falcons. “By any measure of what constitutes an elite NFL career — wins, championships, production — Julian has it all,” Patriots coach Bill Belichick said in a statement. “Few players can match Julian’s achievements, period, but considering his professional trajectory and longevity, the group is even more select. It is historic. This is a tribute to his legendary competitiveness, mental and physical toughness and will to excel." Team owner Robert Kraft called Edelman "one of the great success stories in our franchise’s history." He appeared in just six games last season before going on injured reserve following a surgical procedure on his knee. He also missed the entire 2017 season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. Edelman was entering the final season of a two-year, $15.5 million contract. He was facing an uphill climb to make the roster in 2021 following the Patriots’ efforts to remake the receiving group after their struggles last season. This off-season the Patriots have already added receivers Kendrick Bourne and Nelson Agholor in free agency. A seventh-round pick in the 2009 draft out of Kent State, Edelman retires ranked second in team history with 620 receptions, fourth in receiving yards 6,822 and ninth with 36 receiving touchdowns. He also had 58 rushing attempts for 413 yards, the most rushing attempts and rushing yards by a wide receiver in Patriots history. His 9,869 all-purpose yards are fourth in team history. Edelman will be most remembered for what he did during the post-season, though, amassing 118 catches for 1,422 yards and seven touchdowns. He reached his pinnacle in Super Bowl 53 when he hauled in 10 receptions for 141 yards in helping lift the Patriots to a 13-3 victory over the Los Angeles Rams. That post-season Edelman also tied Dallas’ Michael Irvin for the second-most 100-yard receiving games in the post-season with six, just two behind Jerry Rice’s NFL record. “Day in and day out, Julian was always the same: all out,” Belichick said. “Then, in the biggest games and moments, with championships at stake, he reached even greater heights and delivered some of his best, most thrilling performances.” ___ More AP NFL coverage: https://apnews.com/hub/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL Kyle Hightower, The Associated Press
Pub gardens and restaurants with outdoor dining have opened as further lockdown restrictions were eased on Monday. From April 12 shops, hairdressers, nail salons, libraries, gyms and outdoor hospitality venues such as beer gardens were allowed to reopen. Most outdoor attractions, such as zoos and theme parks, can reopen, and funerals can continue with up to 30 people, and the numbers able to attend weddings, receptions and commemorative events such as wakes will rise from six to 15.
CALGARY — Curling's Humpty's Champions Cup in Calgary has been pushed back a day. The first of two Grand Slams was scheduled to open Wednesday morning, but Rogers Sportsnet announced Monday the first draw is now Thursday at noon. The final will be played Monday instead of Sunday. A Sportsnet spokesperson said the delay allows more time to change the sponsorship logos and restore the ice at WinSport's Markin MacPhail Centre because the delayed men's world championship final did not finish there until midnight Sunday. The Humpty's Champions Cup followed April 20-25 by the Princess Auto Players' Championship offers a combined $560,000 in prize money. The top-ranked women's and men's team in the world are in the 24-team fields, including five-time world champion Niklas Edin of Sweden, former world champions Brad Gushue and Kevin Koe of Canada and reigning Canadian champions Kerri Einarson and Brendan Bottcher. The Grand Slams are Calgary's fifth and sixth events among seven held in a controlled environment without spectators to avoid the COVID-19 virus. Einarson will represent Canada in the women's world championship April 30 to May 9 in Calgary. The conclusion of the men's world championship was delayed because four participants tested positive for the virus. Playoff and semifinal games were postponed from Saturday to Sunday, which pushed the medal games late into the evening. This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 12, 2021. The Canadian Press
DELSON, Quebec, April 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Goodfellow Inc. (TSX: GDL) announced today its financial results for the first quarter ended February 28, 2021. The Company reported a net income of $3.8 million or $0.44 per share compared to a net loss of $(2.1) million or $(0.24) per share a year ago. Consolidated sales for the three months ended February 28, 2021 were $119.4 million compared to $88.9 million last year. Sales in Canada increased 38% compared to the same period a year ago, while sales in the United States increased 6% and export sales increased 24%. Selling, administrative and general expenses increased overall by $0.1 million. The evolution of COVID-19 remains unpredictable and due to the rise of new variant infection cases worldwide it makes estimating the end of the pandemic impossible at this date. The first-quarter results of fiscal 2021 were characterized by continued pandemic realities and their drastic effects on supply and demand. The Company performed very well and was able to capitalize on surging demand in commodities and seasonal products. The Company also positioned itself to succeed across the country with a firm commitment to maintaining needed inventory levels and ensuring superior customer service from coast to coast. Goodfellow Inc. is a distributor of lumber products, building materials and floor coverings. Goodfellow shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol GDL. GOODFELLOW INC. Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive IncomeFor the three months ended February 28, 2021 and February 29, 2020 (in thousands of dollars, except per share amounts)Unaudited For the three months ended February 282021 February 29 2020 $ $ Sales 119,433 88,856 Expenses (Income) Cost of goods sold93,992 71,480 Selling, administrative and general expenses19,647 19,518 Gain on disposal of property, plant and equipment(8)(15)Net financial costs568 734 114,199 91,717 Earnings (loss) before income taxes5,234 (2,861) Income taxes1,465 (801) Total comprehensive income (loss)3,769 (2,060) Net earnings (loss) per share – Basic and Diluted0.44 (0.24) GOODFELLOW INC. Consolidated Statements of Financial Position (in thousands of dollars)Unaudited As atAs atAs at February 282021November 302020February 292020 $$$Assets Current Assets Cash4,045 3,4662,089Trade and other receivables70,143 76,09354,082Income taxes receivable79 -1,096Inventories95,798 84,74099,300Prepaid expenses4,339 2,5844,250Total Current Assets174,404 166,883160,817 Non-Current Assets Property, plant and equipment30,709 31,14832,517Intangible assets3,077 3,2383,746Right-of-use assets13,629 14,32416,304Defined benefit plan asset1,933 1,9452,210Other assets785 785778Total Non-Current Assets50,133 51,44055,555Total Assets224,537 218,323216,372 Liabilities Current liabilities Bank indebtedness34,928 28,57047,845Trade and other payables43,494 39,61435,549Income taxes payable- 4,859-Provision1,484 1,4731,478Dividend payable2,569 2,141856Current portion of lease liabilities4,3014,3154,254Total Current Liabilities86,77680,97289,982 Non-Current Liabilities Lease liabilities 12,54613,34315,547Deferred income taxes1,597 1,5972,269Defined benefit plan obligation1,189 1,182649Total Non-Current Liabilities15,332 16,12218,465Total Liabilities102,108 97,094108,447 Shareholders’ Equity Share capital9,424 9,4249,424Retained earnings113,005 111,80598,501 122,429 121,229107,925Total Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity224,537 218,323216,372 GOODFELLOW INC. Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows For the three months ended February 28, 2021 and February 29, 2020 (in thousands of dollars)Unaudited For the three months ended February 282021 February 292020 $ $ Operating Activities Net earnings (loss)3,769 (2,060)Adjustments for: Depreciation and amortization of: Property, plant and equipment627 651 Right-of-use assets1,013 1,093 Intangible assets161 181 Accretion expense on provision11 18 Decrease in provision- (10)Income taxes1,465 (801)Gain on disposal of property, plant and equipment(8)(15)Interest expense148 323 Interest on lease liabilities154 179 Funding in deficit of pension plan expense19 52 Other(5 )- 7,354 (389) Changes in non-cash working capital items(2,968)(12,616)Interest paid(317)(348)Income taxes paid(6,403)(1,029) (9,688)(13,993)Net Cash Flows from Operating Activities (2,334)(14,382) Financing Activities Proceeds from borrowings under bank loans41,000 14,000 Repayment of borrowings under bank loans(39,000)(17,000)Proceeds from borrowings under banker’s acceptances19,000 15,000 Repayment of borrowings under banker’s acceptances(16,000)(2,000)Payment of lease liabilities(1,116)(1,333)Dividend paid(2,141)(856) 1,743 7,811 Investing Activities Acquisition of property, plant and equipment(188)(361)Proceeds on disposal of property, plant and equipment- 16 (188)(345) Net cash outflow(779)(6,916)Cash position, beginning of period(1,104)1,160 Cash position, end of period(1,883)(5,756) Cash position is comprised of: Cash4,045 2,089 Bank overdraft(5,928)(7,845) (1,883)(5,756) GOODFELLOW INC.Consolidated Statements of Changes in Shareholders’ EquityFor the three months ended February 28, 2021 and February 29, 2020(in thousands of dollars)Unaudited Share CapitalRetained EarningsTotal $$$ Balance as at November 30, 20199,424103,984113,408 IFRS 16 adoption adjustment, net of taxes of $940-(2,567)(2,567) Balance as at December 1, 20199,424101,417110,841 Net loss-(2,060)(2,060) Total comprehensive loss-(2,060)(2,060) Transactions with owners of the Company Dividend-(856)(856) Balance as at February 29, 20209,42498,501107,925 Balance as at November 30, 20209,424 111,805 121,229 Net earnings-3,769 3,769 Total comprehensive income-3,769 3,769 Transactions with owners of the Company Dividend -(2,569)(2,569) Balance as at February 28, 20219,424 113,005 122,429 From:Goodfellow Inc. Patrick Goodfellow President and CEO Tel: 450 635-6511 Fax: 450 635-3730 Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org
SAN FRANCISCO, April 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hagens Berman urges Infinity Q Diversified Alpha Fund (NASDAQ: IQDAX; IQDNX) (the “Fund”) investors with significant losses to submit your losses now. A securities fraud class action with an April 27th lead plaintiff deadline has been filed after advisor Infinity Q Capital Management admitted to mispricing the Fund’s NAV resulting in the Fund being liquidated. Contact us to discuss your potential ability to be a lead plaintiff. Class Period: Dec. 21, 2018 – Feb. 22, 2021Lead Plaintiff Deadline: Apr. 27, 2021 Visit: www.hbsslaw.com/investor-fraud/IQDAX Contact An Attorney Now: IQDAX@hbsslaw.com 844-916-0895 Infinity Q Diversified Alpha Fund (NASDAQ: IQDAX; IQDNX) Securities Fraud Class Action: The complaint alleges defendants misrepresented and concealed that (1) the Fund’s Chief Investment Officer manipulated variables going into valuation of significant Fund assets, (2) as a consequence, the Fund and its advisor would not be able to correctly calculate the Fund’s net asset value (“NAV”), (3) previously reported NAVs were unreliable, and (4) because of the foregoing the fund would halt redemptions and liquidate assets. The truth emerged on Feb. 22, 2021, when Bloomberg published an article entitled “Mutual Fund Locks Out Founder After SEC Questions Swaps Pricing” reporting that the fund’s advisor (1) cut off founder, majority owner, and CIO James Velissaris’ access to accounts and trading, and (2) had verified that Velissaris did in fact access and alter the third-party valuation models pertaining to hundreds of millions of dollars of swaps. Most recently, on Mar. 29, 2021 Institutional Investor reported that as of Mar. 25, 2021, Infinity Q calculated the NAV for the fund to be $1.25 billion, about $477.7 million (27%) lower than the Feb. 18, 2021 NAV calculation. “We’re focused on investors’ losses and proving defendants intentionally inflated the fund’s NAV,” said Reed Kathrein, the Hagens Berman partner leading the investigation. If you are an Infinity Q Diversified Alpha Fund investor and have significant losses, or have knowledge that may assist the firm’s investigation, click here to discuss your legal rights with Hagens Berman. Whistleblowers: Persons with non-public information regarding Infinity Q Diversified Alpha Fund should consider their options to help in the investigation or take advantage of the SEC Whistleblower program. Under the new program, whistleblowers who provide original information may receive rewards totaling up to 30 percent of any successful recovery made by the SEC. For more information, call Reed Kathrein at 844-916-0895 or email IQDAX@hbsslaw.com. About Hagens BermanHagens Berman is a national law firm with eight offices in eight cities around the country and over eighty attorneys. The firm represents investors, whistleblowers, workers and consumers in complex litigation. More about the firm and its successes is located at hbsslaw.com. For the latest news visit our newsroom or follow us on Twitter at @classactionlaw. Contact:Reed Kathrein, 844-916-0895
Chip SomodevillaFox Corporation Chief Executive Officer Lachlan Murdoch brushed aside the Anti-Defamation League’s call for Fox News to fire Tucker Carlson, claiming in a letter to the group that Fox had no issue with Carlson’s comments that have been seen as a defense of the racist “Great Replacement” theory.In a letter first obtained by CNN, Murdoch wrote to ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt that Fox shares the organization’s values and “abhors anti-semitism, white supremacy and racism of any kind.” Murdoch also noted that he “fondly” remembers the group honoring his father Rupert with its International Leadership Award.“Concerning the segment of ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ on April 8th, however, we respectfully disagree,” Murdoch added. “A full review of the guest interview indicates that Mr. Carlson decried and rejected replacement theory. As Mr. Carlson himself stated during the guest interview: ‘White replacement theory? No, no, this is a voting rights question.’”Greenblatt, who previously said Carlson had made a “full-on embrace of the white supremacist replacement theory” during a Thursday evening Fox News segment, rejected Murdoch’s excuse in a follow-up letter on Monday.“As you noted in your letter, ADL honored your father over a decade ago, but let me be clear that we would not do so today, and it does not absolve you, him, the network, or its board from the moral failure of not taking action against Mr. Carlson,” Greenblatt stated.Responding to Murdoch’s claims that Carlson rejected “white replacement theory,” Greenblatt wrote, “Mr. Carlson’s attempt to at first dismiss this theory, while in the very next breath endorsing it under cover of ‘a voting rights question,’ does not give him free license to invoke a white supremacist trope.”The ADL chief continued: “In fact, it’s worse, because he’s using a straw man—voting rights—to give an underhanded endorsement of white supremacist beliefs while ironically suggesting it’s not really white supremacism. While your response references a ‘full review’ of the interview, it seems the reviewers missed the essential point here.”During his guest appearance on Fox News Primetime last Thursday, Carlson drew condemnation from the ADL and other Jewish groups for seemingly espousing the same racist conspiracy that inspired the white supremacist mass murders in Christchurch, El Paso, and Pittsburgh.“Now, I know that the left and all the little gatekeepers on Twitter become literally hysterical if you use the term ‘replacement,’ if you suggest that the Democratic Party is trying to replace the current electorate, the voters now casting ballots, with new people, more obedient voters from the Third World,” Carlson declared on Thursday night. “But they become hysterical because that’s what's happening actually. Let’s just say it. That’s true.”And after he supposedly dismissed “white replacement theory” by instead claiming it was a “voting-rights question,” Carlson went on to say this: “I have less political power because they are importing a brand new electorate. Why should I sit back and take that? The power that I have as an American guaranteed at birth is one man, one vote, and they are diluting it. No, they are not allowed to do it. Why are we putting up with this?”Calling Carlson’s remarks “anti-Semitic, racist and toxic,” Greenblatt called on the Fox News star’s ouster, saying “Tucker must go.” Progressive Jewish group J Street said it was “horrifying that Fox News continues to empower Tucker Carlson and other white nationalist ideologues to broadcast this kind of hateful poison into the homes of tens of millions of Americans.”Just as he did in his initial letter to Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott calling for Carlson’s termination, Greenblatt brought up several other instances where Carlson has sparked controversy with his racist or xenophobic commentary in his message to Murdoch.“At a time of intense polarization, this kind of rhetoric galvanizes extremists and lights the fire of violence,” Greenblatt concluded. “As a news organization with a responsibility to the public and as a corporation with a responsibility to its shareholders, it is time for you to act.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Shareholder rights law firm Robbins LLP announces that a purchaser of CytoDyn Inc. (OTC: CYDY) filed a class action complaint against the Company and its officers and directors for alleged violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 between March 27, 2020 and March 9, 2021.