Top plays from Charlotte Hornets vs. Cleveland Cavaliers, 04/14/2021
Top plays from Charlotte Hornets vs. Cleveland Cavaliers, 04/14/2021
Couple had broken up after he gave her the final rose following news of her attending antebellum sorority party in college.
For those who risked their life during and after the 2001 attacks, the threat of COVID-19 was magnified by vulnerabilities and the echo of trauma.
Hyperion Metals Limited (ASX: HYM) ("Hyperion" or "the Company") is pleased to provide an update on the progress of the Company’s bulk test work and Phase 3 drilling program from its Titan critical mineral project ("Titan Project"), in Tennessee, USA.
American Tower Corporation (NYSE: AMT) today announced the pricing of its registered public offering of 9,000,000 shares of common stock at $244.75 per share. The offering was upsized from the previously announced offering size of 8,500,000 shares. The underwriters of the offering have an option to purchase up to an additional 900,000 shares of common stock to cover over-allotments, if any. The net proceeds of the offering are expected to be approximately $2,147.1 million (or approximately $2,361.8 million if the underwriters exercise their option to purchase additional shares in full) after deducting underwriting discounts and estimated offering expenses. American Tower expects to use the net proceeds from this offering, together with cash on hand and borrowings under its revolving credit facilities and term loans, to finance the recently announced Telxius transaction and to pay related fees and expenses. If for any reason the Telxius transaction is not completed, American Tower expects to use the net proceeds from these offerings to repay existing indebtedness and for general corporate purposes.
Years of white rage over nonwhite attempts to vote have given Black progressives an incomparable view of right-wing extremism and the nation’s ability to reject it.
Judith Collins’ comments on Māori health policy are a diversion . National leader’s warning about greater Māori self-governance are designed to deflect from her unpopularity
The first year of Nova Scotia's pandemic has delivered good and bad news when it comes to workers injured on the job in 2020. According to statistics released Wednesday by the Workers' Compensation Board of Nova Scotia, there were 4,997 fewer claims filed for time lost on the job in 2020 than there were in 2019. There were a total of 19,994 time loss claims filed last year and 24,900 filed in 2019, a 20 per cent decrease. But there was a corresponding increase in the length of time workers were off the job as a result of an injury. In 2020, the average amount of time injured workers were off the job was 178 days, up from the 147 day average in 2019. Stuart MacLean, board CEO, said the pandemic is partially to blame for the drop in injuries and the increase in time off the job. "We saw during the pandemic the lowest number of time loss injuries that we've seen on record ... but obviously some of that is driven by the activity in the pandemic," MacLean said in an interview. "Some industries did very well over the course of the last year in terms of their activity, and there's other industries that have been challenged. "But certainly to see less people injured is always a good news story." MacLean is CEO of the Workers' Compensation Board of Nova Scotia. New numbers show there were far fewer claims filed for time lost on the job last year, but a jump in the length of time workers were off with an injury.(Craig Paisley/CBC) He said trying to get injured workers back on the job has been more difficult during the pandemic, in some cases because needed services and care are unavailable. "Can't go to the physio clinic, they have to do it virtually, so that's been a challenge. Or you can't see the doctor and that means that they can't get their medical impairment or whatever the thing looks like," said MacLean. The pandemic also made it harder to reintegrate workers who could return to work in another capacity because of temporary layoffs and cutbacks. "There's less opportunities if somebody gets hurt to say, come and try something different or work in this environment," said MacLean. "So as a result, there's not as much opportunity for injured workers to get back to work. And again, more days paid get added to the system." WCB expects spike in mental health claims Although there were slightly fewer claims filed in 2020 for psychological injuries, MacLean worries the added stress of the ongoing pandemic might drive up numbers over this year. "Mental health issues have been exacerbated during the pandemic," he said. "We know that mental health is important, mental health toward healing is important." The good news for employers is that the impact of the pandemic on compensation overall is not likely to drive up the rates companies pay for board coverage. "I don't expect that rates will change for next year," said MacLean. "That's obviously a decision of the board, but I don't see that." MORE TOP STORIES
Australian authorities were racing to track the source of a mystery COVID-19 infection in Sydney on Thursday, the first locally transmitted case in the city in more than a month, warning residents to brace for more cases. The New South Wales (NSW) state health department issued an alert naming more than a dozen venues visited by the unidentified man in recent days, including restaurants, cafes and shopping centres. Tests on the man showed a higher viral load than typically seen in infected people, potentially increasing the chance that the man has spread the disease, the health department said.
Skywatchers in Washington were mesmerized by a string of lights in the evening sky on May 4, local media said, which were determined to be Starlink satellites launched by SpaceX earlier that day.This clip from Daffa Azizan shows the satellites in the sky over Lynnwood, Washington.“What the hell is that,” Azizan says in the video. “Some weird UFO-esque thing in the sky tonight over Lynnwood, Washington. I really thought it was santa lol this is scaring me” he wrote in his Twitter post.SpaceX said 60 satellites were launched on Tuesday from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Credit: Daffa Azizan via Storyful
California is getting ready for tourists to come back. May is "California Tourism Month" and officials say the state is eager to jump start the economy.
John Daly III, a former Border Patrol agent, was arrested after DNA evidence connected him to sexual assaults in Arizona from 1999-2001, police said.
LOS ANGELES — Caitlyn Jenner, a Republican whose campaign for California governor has elicited angry reaction from some members of the LGBTQ community, said Wednesday that “I move on” when it comes to her critics. Her comment came during a one-on-one interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity, which marked some of the first words in public since announcing nearly two weeks ago her candidacy in an expected recall election that could remove Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom. While discussing her place as a transgender role model, Jenner lamented the high suicide rate within the community and added, "For me to be a role model for them, to be out there. I am running for governor of the state of California, who woul d ever thunk that? We’ve never even had a woman governor.” But Hannity queried back: “But some are mad at you.” Jenner shook her head and stumbled over her initial response. “I move on,” Jenner said, according to short clips of the interview released by Fox. Last weekend, Jenner witnessed an outcry from many in the transgender community after she told TMZ that she opposes transgender girls competing in girls’ sports at school, calling it “a question of fairness.” During the interview, which took place at Jenner’s private airplane hangar near Malibu, California, she also endorsed the border wall that was a signature project for former President Donald Trump. “We can’t have a state, we can’t have a country without a secure wall," Jenner said. And she also acknowledged the obvious: As someone coming from outside government, she'll need advice from a brain trust of policy experts. In a Jenner administration, she said she would “surround myself with some of the smartest people out there.” “I am an outsider,” Jenner said. “I understand that.” The 71-year-old Jenner — who won the men's Olympic decathlon in 1976 and decades later became a reality TV star and transgender woman — announced her candidacy about two weeks ago in a written statement on Twitter. Since then, her campaign has been slow to unfold. Prior to the interview, she has been active on Twitter and has posted a video and other materials on her website. Thus far, Jenner, calls herself a “compassionate disrupter,” has provided only a rough sketch of how she would manage the nation’s most populous state. The taping took place in an exclusive area. Malibu is known as a playground for the wealthy, with sprawling mansions perched above the Pacific. It has about 12,000 mostly white residents, and the median value of homes is over $2 million, according to government statistics. Her cautious steps into the campaign highlight the risks for a political newcomer who could be tripped up by a vast array of complex subjects, from immigration to tax policy to vaccine distribution. The written statements and video released so far, which include shots of her Olympic competition and gold medal, appear intended to introduce Jenner’s story to voters who might know little about her. With the Olympics more than four decades behind her, she's probably best known these days for reality TV shows, “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” and the spin-off, “I Am Cait.” Hannity’s show is likely to prove a welcoming stage for a critic of California’s Democratic-led government. It was a favoured venue for former President Donald Trump. “For a candidate like Caitlyn Jenner to win, it has to be like a layered cake. The bottom layer has to be Trump supporters,” said Bill Whalen, a research fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution who was a speechwriter for former GOP Republican Gov. Pete Wilson. “Where do you go to get Trump supporters? Simple. Sean Hannity,” Whalen said. Jenner made headlines in recent years with her ties to Trump, who lost to Joe Biden in the state by over 5 million votes. Jenner supported Trump in 2016 but later criticized his administration’s reversal of a directive on transgender access to public school bathrooms. She also split with Trump after he said transgender people would not be allowed to serve in the U.S. military. Jenner’s first TV appearance comes as candidates in California's expected recall election are becoming more visible. On Tuesday, Republican businessman John Cox appeared with a Kodiak bear named Tag to relaunch his campaign in Sacramento. Cox lost to Newsom in a 2018 landslide. Former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and ex-Congressman Doug Ose, both Republicans, also are running. Despite her celebrity, Jenner is a longshot in her first try at elective office. Her threat to other Republicans — as well as Newsom — is her ability to capture the media spotlight, Whalen said. “She is the shiny article in this recall right now,” he said. “She can make news any time she wants.” The challenge she faces is getting past what Whalen called the “giggle factor” that comes with being a reality TV figure looking to run the largest state government in the country and the fifth-largest economy in the world. “Will there be policy behind the polish?” he asked. “She’s going to need to produce serious ideas.” Jenner took a small first step to answering those questions Tuesday, saying on her website that she would establish a working group to review state regulations, including those that could block the development of affordable housing, and promising to veto any tax increases. Newsom’s campaign sent out a fundraising appeal in advance of the interview, warning that “This is a huge event for the far right. It will introduce this recall attempt to people across the country. We have to be ready for what comes next.” Michael R. Blood, The Associated Press
Former president threatens ‘corrupt social media companies’ will pay political price
Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], May 6 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader NV Subhash on Wednesday accused Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR) of utilising official state machinery against minister Etela Rajender, and said that he had stopped to the level of a 'gully leader'.
Thousands of Colombians took to the streets Wednesday in the seventh day of anti-government protests that have riled the nation and left at least 24 dead and some 800 injured.
Quidel Corporation (NASDAQ: QDEL) ("Quidel"), a leading provider of rapid diagnostic testing solutions, cellular-based virology assays and molecular diagnostic systems, announced today a retail collaboration with Walgreens to make Quidel’s non-prescription QuickVue® At-Home OTC COVID-19 Test available to consumers at 7,600 Walgreens locations across the United States and Puerto Rico. The shelf-stable packages, each containing two of the self-administered rapid antigen tests, can also be ordered online at Walgreens.com for store pick-up or same day delivery.
Congresswoman says that GOP at ‘turning point’ over ex-president’s 2020 election lies
MONTREAL, QC / ACCESSWIRE / May 5, 2021 / Quebec Precious Metals Corporation (TSXV:QPM)(FSE:YXEP)(OTCQB:CJCFF) ("QPM" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that, in connection with its previously announced "best efforts" private placement financing (the "Placement"), the Company closed the second and final tranche of the oversubscribed Placement for an amount of $594,000. The second tranche consists of 2,700,000 common shares of the Company (the "Common Shares") at a price of $0.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Some shared agonizing stories of frustration and loss. Others performed ceremonies and said prayers. All called for action. Across the U.S. on Wednesday, family members, advocates and government leaders commemorated a day of awareness for the crises of violence against Indigenous women and children. They met at virtual events, vigils and rallies at state capitols and raised their voices on social media. In Washington, a gathering hosted by U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland and other federal officials started with a prayer asking for guidance and grace for the Indigenous families who have lost relatives and those who have been victims of violence. Before and after a moment of silence, officials from various agencies vowed to continue working with tribes to address the problem. As part of the ceremony, a red memorial shawl with the names of missing and slain Indigenous women was draped across a long table to remember the lives behind what Haaland called alarming and unacceptable statistics. More names were added to the shawl Wednesday. Haaland, the first Native American U.S. cabinet secretary and a former Democratic U.S. representative from New Mexico, recalled hearing families testify about searching for loved ones on their own and bringing a red ribbon skirt to a congressional hearing that represented missing and slain Native Americans. Haaland displayed the shawl in her office Wednesday to symbolize those who have disappeared and honour the movement that rang the alarm. She believes the nation has reached an inflection point, saying it’s time to solve the crisis. “Everyone deserves to feel safe in their communities, but the missing and murdered Indigenous peoples crisis is one that Native communities have faced since the dawn of colonization,” she said as she joined the ceremony virtually. In Montana, a few dozen members of the state's eight federally recognized tribes gathered in front of the Capitol in Helena, including many relatives of missing and slain Indigenous women. Attendees wore red, and some had painted handprints over the mouths — a symbol of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women’s movement. Marvin Weatherwax, a Democratic state representative and member of the Blackfeet Tribal Business Council, said legislative initiatives to address the crisis have given tribal citizens hope. The Blackfeet tribe currently has two ongoing searches for missing members. The event ended with a ceremony called the “Wiping Away of Tears,” where victims' family members were given colorful shawls. The gift marks the coming out of mourning, said Jean Bearcrane, a citizen of the Crow tribe and executive director of Montana Native Women’s Coalition. “Among the tribes, when people are grieving, they wear black,” she said. The sisters, mothers and aunts of missing women shed tears as they received their shawls. Indigenous women have been victimized at astonishing rates, with federal figures showing that they — along with non-Hispanic Black women — have experienced the highest homicide rates. Yet an Associated Press investigation in 2018 found that nobody knows the precise number of cases of missing and murdered Native Americans nationwide because many go unreported, others aren’t well documented, and no government database specifically tracks them. In New Mexico, members of the state’s task force on Wednesday shared some of the findings of their work over the past year, which included combing through public records and requesting data from nearly two dozen law enforcement agencies to better understand the scope of the problem. Only five agencies responded. Even with such limited data, they pointed to an estimated 660 cases involving missing Indigenous people between 2014 and 2019 in the state’s largest urban centre, putting Albuquerque among U.S. cities with the highest number of cases. New Mexico’s task force will be expanded and its work extended into 2022, with the goal of recommending policy changes and legislation. Other states also have established task forces or commissions to focus on the problem, with Hawaii becoming the latest through legislation that points to land dispossession, incarceration and harmful stereotypes as reasons for Native Hawaiians’ increased vulnerability to violence. President Joe Biden has promised to bolster resources to address the crisis and better consult with tribes to hold perpetrators accountable and keep communities safe. Haaland said that includes more staffing in a U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs unit dedicated to solving cold cases and co-ordinating with Mexico and Canada to combat human trafficking. The administration’s work will build on some of the initiatives started during former President Donald Trump’s tenure. That included a task force made up of the Interior Department, the Justice Department and other federal agencies to address violent crime in Indian Country. Advocates have said a lack of resources, language barriers and complex jurisdictional issues have exacerbated efforts to locate those who are missing and solve other crimes in Indian Country. They also have pointed to the need for more culturally appropriate services and training for how to handle such cases. Over the past year, advocacy groups also have reported that cases of domestic violence against Indigenous women and children and sexual assault increased as non-profit groups and social workers scrambled to meet the added challenges that stemmed from the coronavirus pandemic. Bryan Newland, principal assistant secretary for Indian Affairs at the Interior Department, said staffing at the Bureau of Indian Affairs unit will go from a team of 10 to more than 20 officers and special agents with administrative and support staff it previously didn’t have. He also said the federal government has started distributing funding under the American Rescue Plan Act, including $60 million for public safety and law enforcement in Indian Country. “We’re really looking to build upon many of the things that have been done, to expand them and bring focus to them,” Newland said. U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland also issued a statement, saying the Justice Department is “committed to finding lasting solutions to the public safety challenges tribal communities encounter and to protecting them from violence, abuse and exploitation.” Haaland on Tuesday told reporters that success would be measured by solving cold cases. “Right now there are people in this country who don’t know where their loved ones are. They haven’t been found,” she said. “We want to be able to answer that question. We want to make sure that folks can have some closure about their missing loved ones.” ___ Fonseca reported from Flagstaff, Ariz. Associated Press/Report for America writer Iris Samuels in Helena, Mont., contributed to this report. Susan Montoya Bryan And Felicia Fonseca, The Associated Press
Paul DeJong hit a tworun homer, Paul Goldschmidt added a solo shot off Marcus Stroman and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the New York Mets 41 in a doubleheader opener on Wednesday that extended their winning streak to six.