Top plays from Denver Nuggets vs. Memphis Grizzlies, 04/19/2021
Top plays from Denver Nuggets vs. Memphis Grizzlies, 04/19/2021
New Delhi [India], May 15 (ANI): The low pressure area over the Arabian Sea near Lakshwadeep has intensified into a deep depression, said the Indian Meteorological Department on Saturday. According to the IMD, this depression will intensify into a cyclonic storm over the next 12 hours.
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], May 15 (ANI): Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has ordered officials to be vigilant and well equipped especially near coastal areas, in view of Cyclone Tauktae.
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Today, Cypress Environmental Partners, L.P., (NYSE: CELP) ("Cypress") reported its financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2021.
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Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC ("KSF") and KSF partner, former Attorney General of Louisiana, Charles C. Foti, Jr., remind investors that they have until May 17, 2021 to file lead plaintiff applications in a consolidated securities class action lawsuit against Lordstown Motors Corp. (the "Company") (NasdaqGS: RIDE) f/k/a DiamondPeak Holdings Corp., if they purchased Lordstown and/or DiamondPeak shares between August 3, 2020 and March 24, 2021, inclusive (the "Class Period") and/or were holders of DiamondPeak shares entitled to participate in the October 22, 2020 shareholder vote on the merger with Lordstown. This consolidated action is pending in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.
On Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) made an announcement that many Americans have been looking forward to since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic: people who are fully vaccinated no longer have to wear a mask outside, and even indoors, in the majority of settings. But for parents of small children for whom there is no approved vaccination, the announcement brought on more questions than a sense of overwhelming relief. While the Pfizer vaccine was recently approved for children ages 12 to 15, vaccinations for children ages 5 to 11 won’t be available until late this year, according to The New York Times. And for babies 6 months and older, toddlers, and preschoolers, not until early 2022, per the same report. As a mother to two children, ages 6 and 2, my immediate thought after learning I could put my mask in my pocket was: Well, what about my kids? Since my sons cannot get vaccinated yet, they still fall under previous mask guidelines. How will they feel seeing their parents walk around outside, or even indoors, without a mask while they wear theirs? “This has been so detrimental to the primary caregivers,” Moraya Seeger DeGeare, MA, LMFT, a licensed marriage and family therapist and an anti-racism consultant, tells Refinery29. “The anxiety that I have heard from parents is something that, as a therapist, I have never experienced. And the self-doubt.” While the decision will ultimately rest with parents, co-parents, and caregivers, there are some factors those with unvaccinated children should consider when deciding how to move forward in a safe and healthy way. If you’re co-parenting, both parents should get on the same page. “The biggest thing that we’re teaching our kids right now is that we have values for our family and the rest of the world might have different values,” DeGeare says. “So it’s important for parents to be on the same page because this is already so confusing for kids.” DeGeare says that not only is it important for parents to present a united front to their children as guidelines evolve and things change in the era of COVID, but in general, it allows kids to better find their footing in social settings where their parents may not be around to help guide them. “They can make a voice in those nuanced situations because there are going to be moments — even though we feel like we’re around our kids all the time right now — as the world opens up more that they’re actually going to need to actively, in the moment know what to do,” DeGeare says. As a family, discuss your boundaries and personal feelings about specific situations. Once you have established what works for you as a family to stay safe, specific scenarios will likely be easier to navigate. Familiarize yourself with the facts and talk to your kids. You don’t have to tell your kids all the nitty-gritty numbers, but let them know: because you’re vaccinated, it’s very unlikely that you’ll contract COVID-19, and even unlikelier that you’d pass it on to them — so it’s safe for you to be in CDC-approved situations without a mask on, even though they’re not yet vaccinated. “Transmission is so low and the risk of children contracting and getting severe disease so low, that donning the mask would make a minimal difference [when trying to keep COVID-19 from coming into your home],” Dr. Chelsea D. Johnson, MD, FAAP, Associate Lead of Pediatrics at K Health, tells Refinery29. “If unmasked, however, there still remains the chance, albeit small, that [kids] can transmit the disease to another,” Dr. David Shafran MD, Head of Pediatrics at K Health says. That’s why, according to The New York Times, those with immunocompromised or high-risk children should consult with a medical professional in case they need to modify wearing masks or spending time indoors. DeGeare says communication is key. While the CDC has advised fully vaccinated people that it is safe to not wear a mask outside and indoors in most settings, parents like myself are unsure how their unvaccinated children will react to their parents suddenly shedding their masks. This abrupt change could be confusing, especially to younger children who have adapted to wearing masks outside and in social settings, and perhaps even frightening. It’s also important for you to emphasize that they should keep wearing their masks. “Explain, not in a way that is going to create panic, that ‘You’re not vaccinated. You do not have this layer of protection. And as much as maybe we haven’t seen as many kids get sick, it’s really important to keep you safe,'” DeGeare suggests. She also says that it may be helpful to be willing to slip on your mask when not strictly necessary if you feel like it would be beneficial for your kids. “If it’s important for your kid to be wearing a mask and they’re having an issue, then why not just put your mask back on?” she asks. “Words are great, but we have to do so much modeling for our kids. So if there’s tension there, then we as adults can just put our masks back on.” You don’t have to make a drastic change right now. Like many Americans, parents feel a sense of urgency in returning to “normal” as quickly as possible, especially given the near-constant discussions surrounding the trauma, anxiety, and other mental health ramifications the COVID-19 pandemic has had on our children. But DeGeare says that there is no rush — if you don’t want to make a change to the safety precautions you have had in place for your family right this minute: don’t. “The first thing to remember is there’s actually no urgency,” she explains. “We do not have to make these abrupt changes for our kids because that actually can be a little bit more confusing.” So if you’re feeling confused or anxious around the new guidelines and are unsure of what to do, DeGeare suggests simply taking a beat and continuing to rely on your current safety precautions as guidelines continue to evolve and things become more clear. It’s also perfectly OK to not know what to do. If you feel adrift among these new guidelines: you’re not alone. The best you can do, according to DeGeare, is trust your instincts, consult the experts and recommendations from health officials, and continue to discuss you and your family’s comfort level regarding everyone’s overall health, risk factors, and specific social situations. “I like to remind parents that no one really has all the answers here. If anything, we need a government that’s just a whole bunch of moms. The CDC guidelines show that parents aren’t really a priority here, and no one is actively thinking about the stress of parents,” DeGeare says. “But before this pandemic, you were a great parent and you probably had doubts then,” she continues. “So remind yourself that you’re doing the same now.” Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Fully Vaccinated? You Can Ditch The MasksThe Post-Mask Anxiety Is Very RealHere's How To Manage Your Vaccine Side Effects
The Biden administration is weighing concerns about commodity shortages and inflation as it reviews trade tariff policy, the top White House economist said on Friday. Strong demand for consumer goods and other products in a U.S. economy still scarred by the coronavirus pandemic have led to shortages in commodities from lumber to computer chips. Asked whether tariff reduction would help solve shortages and inflation, Cecilia Rouse, chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, told reporters at a press briefing on Friday, "Our trade representatives are looking at all of these factors."
Panthers coach Matt Rhule hopes this camp will be an opportunity to get to know the players and help the players get acclimated quickly.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows: ABC’s “This Week” — Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo.; Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Walensky; Reps. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., and Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas. ___ CBS’ “Face the Nation" — Sens. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, and Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y.; Rep. Adam Schiff, D-N.Y.; Christopher Krebs, former director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. __ CNN’s “State of the Union” — Walensky; Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Md.; Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich. ___ “Fox News Sunday” — Cheney, Walensky. The Associated Press
As CDC guidance shifts with the pandemic still ongoing and over half the population yet to be fully vaccinated, apparel retail faces an uncertain comeback.
Shares of Gevo (NASDAQ: GEVO) were climbing today after the development-stage alternative fuel company posted first-quarter earnings results. With Gevo's revenue near zero, the focus seemed to be on progress at its Net-Zero 1 plant. Gevo reported just $93,000 in revenue in the quarter, an operating loss of $9.9 million and an adjusted loss per share of $0.05, though the results were mostly irrelevant as the company is in the process of building out a plant that converts crops like corn into hydrocarbon fuels, such as gasoline and jet fuel.
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck ("Bennifer") have seemingly reunited. A body language expert analyzes their love story that she thinks never completely died.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service has delayed a proposed logging project just outside the boundaries of Yellowstone National Park that the agency said was meant to reduce the risk of fire and improve forest health, but that opponents said would harm habitat for grizzly bears, lynx, pine martens and wolverines. The project, announced last summer, called for up to seven square miles (18 square kilometers) of scattered clearcuts and tree thinning on up to 24 square miles (62 square kilometers) of forest land. The project was aimed at protecting structures in the area where the forest meets West Yellowstone, a gateway town to the park, the Bozeman Daily Chronicle reported. The lodgepole pine in the area are susceptible to mountain pine beetle infestations, forest officials said. The thinning was proposed to reduce the risk of crown fire, or fire spreading quickly through the tops of trees, said Jeff Shanafelt, a fire management officer for the Custer Gallatin National Forest. In April, the Center for Biological Diversity and other conservation groups filed a legal challenge, saying the project would harm wildlife habitat and destroy scenery for hikers passing through the area on the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail. The groups also argued the project violated the forest's protection plan for old growth trees. On Thursday, Acting Forest Supervisor Kathleen Minor announced the project would be delayed until the Custer Gallatin National Forests completes its revised forest management plan this summer. “Logging forests under the guise of reducing wildfires is not protecting homes or improving wildlife habitat, it’s just a timber sale," Adam Rissien, an advocate with WildEarth Guardians, said in a statement. "If the Forest Service tries to revive this scheme to clearcut native forests and bulldoze new roads in critical wildlife habitat just outside of Yellowstone, we’ll continue standing against it.” The Associated Press
Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk is not commenting on separate lawsuits filed about a Caribbean cruise he took over Christmas. The suits filed in Florida court last month by his travelling companions against five defendants allege the trip aboard a $500,000-per-week yacht quickly deteriorated into disagreements with the captain, "reckless conduct" and "abuse" that resulted in "panic attacks" on rough seas. The lawsuits do not name Melnyk specifically, but he released a statement to The Canadian Press acknowledging them and declining to comment while they are before the courts. He added he and his family's travel respected all public health laws in Canada and abroad, and they continue to do so. CBC was first to report Melnyk's girlfriend, Sharilyne Anderson, and his mother, Vera, are seeking a combined US$10 million in damages, alleging the captain of the 60-metre M/Y Dream was "an odorous, ill-tempered man who was curt and dismissive with the guests and outright angry and abusive to the crew." The lawsuits, which both name companies connected to the yacht, as well as the captain and another man, allege things got worse when the skipper refused to travel between the island of Andros and an archipelago — instead taking the yacht east out to sea. The statements of claim allege the captain instead charted a route onto the open ocean that led to a "harrowing 10-15 hour ordeal" where Eugene Melnyk and Anderson "became violently ill, vomiting throughout the night." None of the allegations have been tested in court. Messages left with Gurmeet Ahluwalia, an agent who works for companies that own and manage the Dream, were not immediately returned. An email was also sent to the lawyer representing Anderson and Vera Melnyk seeking comment. This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 14, 2021. The Canadian Press
DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Philadelphia Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto is back in the starting lineup one day after being placed on the COVID-19-related injured list. Realmuto was cleared to return by Major League Baseball, and was the designated hitter and batting fourth on the posted lineup for Friday night's game against the Toronto Blue Jays in Dunedin, Florida. Realmuto felt ill and had a fever Wednesday night and was placed on the IL in accordance with MLB protocols. He didn’t accompany the team on its flight to Florida but traveled on his own. The Blue Jays are playing their third and final homestand at their spring training ballpark because of COVID-19 protocols in Canada. Toronto will be shifting games to Buffalo, New York, next month. Realmuto left Tuesday’s game against the Washington Nationals after taking a foul ball off his left knee and sat out Wednesday night due to bruising and soreness. Realmuto is hitting .314 with four homers and 16 RBIs. The two-time All-Star is in the first season of a five-year, $115.5 million deal. A player goes on the COVID-19 IL by testing positive himself or for contract-tracing purposes after possibly being exposed to someone who tested positive. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The Associated Press
Florida lawmakers are returning to Tallahassee next week to consider not only a sweeping gaming compact reached by Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Seminole Tribe of Florida, but a host of updates to the state’s gaming laws that legislators have been asked to do for more than a decade.
ATLANTA (AP) — Kyle Pitts did his best to sound like any other rookie just trying to fit in, even though he knows he's expected to play a high-profile role from his first game with the Atlanta Falcons. Modesty goes over well for a rookie, even one of the top selections in the NFL draft. Following Friday's rookie camp workout at the Falcons' facility in Flowery Branch, Georgia, Pitts said all the right things. Asked his expectations for the rookie camp, Pitts said: “Just to be the best player I can be and help this team to win in any form and fashion." Two weeks after the Falcons made Pitts the No. 4 overall pick in the draft, the rookie camp is providing the former Florida tight end his first time on the practice field. Pitts gives quarterback Matt Ryan a new playmaker in an already formidable passing game. Barring an offseason move for an Atlanta team still facing salary cap issues, Ryan's top receivers return, including Calvin Ridley, Julio Jones, Russell Gage and tight end Hayden Hurst. There could be times Hurst and Pitts are on the field together. Pitts (6-foot-6, 245 pounds) is a matchup nightmare for defenses. He is projected as a tight end who could line up like a wide receiver. Pitts wouldn't take part in projections on how he'll fit in with Hurst. “Hurst is a great tight end and I look forward to seeing how he does at this level to make myself kind of emulate his game and add some of his tools in my box,” Pitts said. “I’m not looking into the future right now. I’m just letting the coaches do what they do. I’m just here trying to grind every day and be the best I can be and contribute to the tight end room.” As Pitts went through his paces on the field, even his new No. 8 reflected the respect he is paying to his veteran teammates. Veteran Cordarrelle Patterson has the No. 84 that Pitts wore at Florida. Pitts settled on a new number instead of asking Patterson for the 84. “Cordarrelle Patterson is a great vet who had 84 already,” Pitts said. “So I just decided I really didn't want to try to interfere with his career or anything like that.” The rookie camp provided the opportunity for the Falcons' second-round pick, safety Richie Grant, to defend Pitts. Grant said Pitts “became my bro, just like everybody else” when they met at rookie camp. The Falcons lost safeties Ricardo Allen, Keanu Neal and Damontae Kazee in free agency, so Grant also will compete for a starting job. There are opportunities for other Atlanta rookies to start or earn immediate playing time. Drew Dalman, the fourth-round pick from Stanford, will push second-year player Matt Hennessy at center. Jalen Mayfield, a third-round pick from Michigan, will have an opportunity at left guard. Cornerbacks Darren Hall of San Diego State and Avery Williams of Boise State could compete for the starting job opposite 2020 first-round pick A.J. Terrell. NOTES: The rookies are being housed in apartments on the property of the Falcons practice facility. That protects the players from the gas shortages that have spread across Georgia and the South. “Actually, I got a full tank of gas right before that situation happened, so I was fortunate,” Grant said. “Then I pulled into the gate and I didn't need my car anymore.” ___ More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL Charles Odum, The Associated Press