Amidst rumours of a return to Barcelona and the future of Kylian Mbappe in doubt, it's unclear where the Brazilian superstar will play next season.
Amidst rumours of a return to Barcelona and the future of Kylian Mbappe in doubt, it's unclear where the Brazilian superstar will play next season.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday Pfizer is doubling the amount of vaccines to Canada over the next month and he announced the Red Cross is ready to be deployed in Ontario to help with vaccinations amid a record wave of coronavirus infections fueled by variants. Trudeau said the pandemic is particularly bad in Canada’s largest city of Toronto, where record-breaking numbers are filling intensive care hospital beds.
Interior Secretary Deb Haaland on Friday revoked a series of Trump administration orders that promoted fossil fuel development on public lands and waters, and issued a separate directive that prioritizes climate change in agency decisions. The moves are part of a government-wide effort by the Biden administration to address climate change ahead of a virtual global summit on climate change that President Joe Biden is hosting next week.
A recent deal struck between Air Canada and the federal government to keep the struggling airline afloat is an important step for Labrador air travel. That is because it includes the return of flights to a number of rural communities across the country where it had cut service. One of those communities is Happy Valley-Goose Bay, which lost Air Canada flights in January. Happy Valley-Goose Bay Mayor Wally Andersen said it's good news that there will be a second company coming in and out of the central Labrador community again, offering flights to other parts of Canada that aren’t currently available, and wants to make sure they stay. “I hope they don’t come back and start flights and then all of a sudden if something happens, they pull out again and leave us stranded,” he said. “That’s a concern that I have and hear from a lot of people. We welcome them back but hope they will stick with us when the times get bad.” Andersen said since the routes to St. John’s and Halifax were cut earlier this year people have had trouble getting flights, since the demand is still there and real. Air travel is essential in Labrador, he said, where people routinely must travel outside the area for a variety of reasons. Lake Melville MHA Perry Trimper agreed with Andersen on the need to reconnect the region to other hubs such as Halifax but said he is frustrated it took this long to get the service back. “Many of the G20 countries were helping their national airlines and supporting them. Canada was slow to the table, I’m not sure why, every level of government was hearing the frustrations of people on this loss of economic connections.” He said he is happy the deal is now done and that it includes setting up a simplified refund process for people who were affected by the closures earlier this year. His office has been working with constituents since then trying to get refunds for people, he said, and he’s hopeful this can provide resolution. Providing access to refunds was one of the commitments Air Canada agreed to in the deal with the federal government. The airline can access $5.879 billion in liquidity through the Large Employer Emergency Financing Facility (LEEFF) program. It also agreed to resume service to 13 communities by June 1, restrictions on the use of the funds provided, and employment and capital expenditures. “The additional liquidity program we are announcing today achieves several aligned objectives as it provides a significant layer of insurance for Air Canada, it enables us to better resolve customer refunds of non-refundable tickets, maintain our workforce and re-enter regional markets,” Michael Rousseau, president and chief executive officer of Air Canada, said in a release. SaltWire reached out to Air Canada for more information on what routes will be available from Happy Valley-Goose Bay and was told details and schedules will be available in the near future. The email said as part of Air Canada’s agreement with the Government of Canada, the company “will resume service to 13 currently suspended stations within Canada with a minimum of three weekly return flights, beginning no later than June 1st and increased as market conditions warrant.” Evan Careen, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Telegram
The International Swimming League will fill its rosters via a draft for the first time as a way to improve competitive parity among the 10 teams. The pro league teams signed swimmers individually during its first two seasons. The new draft will attempt to give lower-ranked teams priority in strengthening their rosters, while making teams’ selection strategy transparent and giving fans a voice in the process, the ISL announced Friday.
Friday marked the fourth time since March 18 the White House flag has been lowered following violence. "We must act," President Joe Biden says.
Helen McCrory, who died of cancer on Friday at age 52, blazed during a multi-decade career in film, TV and onstage, with memorable roles including playing the lead in the Channel 4/Masterpiece Theatre miniseries Anna Karenina, portraying Narcissa Malfoy in three Harry Potter movies and most recently starring as Aunt Polly in Netflix and the […]
The British star, who has died of cancer, was known for her roles in Peaky Blinders and Harry Potter.
The board needs more time to review the thousands of public comments it received.
Ticket-holders of the now infamous 2017 music festival that never happened will get some money back.
Russian prosecutors move to liquidate Navalny’s ‘extremist’ movement. Seeking to designate organisation as extremist group is most sweeping assault on opposition supporters yet
Multiple Biden cybersecurity officials will speak at a public summit for the first time at the Billington CyberSecurity Defense Summit on April 22.
BOUSSARD & GAVAUDAN HOLDING LIMITEDOrdinary Shares The Directors of Boussard & Gavaudan Holding Limited would like to announce the following information for the Company. Close of business 31/03/2021. Final NAV Euro Shares Sterling Shares Final NAV € 26.3492 £ 22.9996 Final MTD return 0.04 % -0.04 % Final YTD return 1.59 % 1.01 % Final ITD return 163.49 % 130.00 % NAV and returns are calculated net of management and performance fees For further information please contact: Boussard & Gavaudan Investment Management, LLP.Emmanuel Gavaudan +44 (0) 20 3751 5389 Email : email@example.com The Company is established as a closed-ended investment company domiciled in Guernsey. The Company has received the necessary approval of the Guernsey Financial Services Commission and the States of Guernsey Policy Council. The Company is registered with the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets as a collective investment scheme pursuant to article 2:73 in conjunction with 2:66 of the Dutch Financial Supervision Act (Wet op het financieel toezicht). The shares of the Company (the "Shares") are listed on Euronext Amsterdam. The Shares are also listed on the Official List of the UK Listing Authority and admitted to trading on the London Stock Exchange plc's main market for listed securities. This is not an offer to sell or a solicitation of any offer to buy any securities in the United States or in any other jurisdiction. This announcement is not intended to and does not constitute, or form part of, any offer or invitation to purchase any securities or the solicitation of any vote or approval in any jurisdiction, nor shall there be any sale, issuance or transfer of the securities referred to in this announcement in any jurisdiction in contravention of applicable law. Neither the Company nor BG Fund ICAV has been, and neither will be, registered under the US Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the "Investment Company Act"). In addition the securities referenced in this announcement have not been and will not be registered under the US Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"). Consequently any such securities may not be offered, sold or otherwise transferred within the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of, US persons except in accordance with the Securities Act or an exemption therefrom and under circumstances which will not require the issuer of such securities to register under the Investment Company Act. No public offering of any securities will be made in the United States. You should always bear in mind that: all investment is subject to risk; results in the past are no guarantee of future results; the investment performance of BGHL may go down as well as up. You may not get back all of your original investment; and if you are in any doubt about the contents of this communication or if you consider making an investment decision, you are advised to seek expert financial advice. This communication is for information purposes only and the information contained in this communication should not be relied upon as a substitute for financial or other professional advice. Attachment BGHL - Final NAV 03.31.21
BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. — Elected leaders in the Minneapolis suburb where a police officer fatally shot Daunte Wright want officers to scale back their tactics amid nightly protests, leaving some law enforcement called in to assist asking whether the city still wants their help. Hundreds of demonstrators have gathered outside the heavily guarded Brooklyn Center police station every night since former Officer Kim Potter, who is white, shot the 20-year-old Black motorist during a traffic stop on Sunday. Protesters have shouted profanities and at times shaken a security fence police erected outside the building and lobbed water bottles at officers. Police have driven away protesters with tear gas grenades, rubber bullets, flash-bang grenades and long lines of riot police. Those tactics have not sat well with Brooklyn Center city officials. Mayor Mike Elliott, who is Black, said at a news conference that “gassing is not a human way of policing” and he didn’t agree with police using pepper spray, tear gas and paintballs against demonstrators. Elliott didn’t respond to multiple messages Friday morning. Protests continued after Potter was charged with second-degree manslaughter on Wednesday. The former police chief in the majority nonwhite suburb said Potter fired her pistol when she meant to use her Taser, but protesters and Wright's family say there's no excuse for the shooting. Both Potter and the chief resigned Tuesday. The Brooklyn Center City Council on Monday passed a resolution banning the city’s officers from using tear gas and other chemicals, chokeholds and using police lines to arrest demonstrators. The resolution also allows protesters to videotape police. But Brooklyn Center police aren’t dealing with protesters on their own. Other agencies, including the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Department and the Minnesota National Guard, have provided support at the city’s request in a joint effort dubbed Operation Safety Net. The city’s resolution isn’t binding on those agencies. Sheriff David Hutchinson asked Elliott in a letter on Wednesday to clarify whether he still wanted the department’s help. “The city’s actions since Sunday evening have created significant confusion,” Hutchinson wrote. “In order to maintain peace and safety, it is critical that the City of Brooklyn Center communicate with its State, County, and local law enforcement partners regarding its ongoing need for mutual aid.” Tensions in the area were already high amid the nearby trial of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin in the death last year of George Floyd. The release Thursday of graphic police body camera footage showing a Chicago officer fatally shooting 13-year-old Adam Toledo, a Hispanic boy, in March has further enflamed the situation. Brooklyn Center has instituted a curfew each night, but in the last few nights, the gatherings have been declared unlawful well before then. Local Progress Minnesota, a group of liberal-leaning local elected officials, echoed the call for an end to using tear gas and said curfew declarations should also end. “The last few nights have been marred with unconscionable acts of oppression,” the group said in a letter. “This is not how we build a safer place for one another.” Democratic Gov. Tim Walz, who doubles as commander-in-chief of the Minnesota National Guard, said at a Thursday news conference that he's concerned about tactics but that police are trying to protect the community. He said protesters might have burned down the police station and other buildings if police hadn't intervened — lessons he learned after a Minneapolis police station burned during protests last year over Floyd's death. Those demonstrations damaged more than 1,000 buildings across the Twin Cities area. “I've learned from the past,” Walz said. “(The Brooklyn Center station) would have been burned down, and my fear is the surrounding apartments would have been burned, too. I trust our safety officials to be very judicious and think about this.” Police say Wright was pulled over for expired tags, but they sought to arrest him after discovering he had an outstanding warrant. The warrant was for his failure to appear in court on charges that he fled from officers and possessed a gun without a permit during an encounter with Minneapolis police in June. Body camera video shows Wright struggling with police after they say they’re going to arrest him. Potter, a 26-year veteran, pulls her service pistol and is heard repeatedly yelling “Taser!” before firing. She then says, “Holy (expletive), I shot him.” ___ Richmond contributed from Madison, Wisconsin. ___ Mohamed Ibrahim is a corps member for the Associated Press/Report for America Statehouse News Initiative. Report for America is a non-profit national service program that places journalists in local newsrooms to report on undercovered issues. ___ Find AP’s full coverage of the death of Daunte Wright at: https://apnews.com/hub/death-of-daunte-wright Todd Richmond And Mohamed Ibrahim, The Associated Press
The summit with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga will be Joe Biden's first face-to-face meeting with a foreign leader since becoming president.
The services for the Duke of Edinburgh will air across the globe. You can watch on television or stream it online.
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Lyndsey Fry remembers the day she met Leighton Accardo. Addressing a group of 40 kids at a hockey camp, she felt the tug of a 4-year-old girl who needed to use the bathroom. The cute freckled face, the unapologetic gumption. Fry remembers the day Leighton died. The Arizona Coyotes were supposed to visit the 9-year-old one last time that day. They just missed her. The sobbing in the shower, the regret of not going to see her sooner. “She was just that kid in the rink that everybody knew because she just had this radiating positivity, bubbliness, whatever you want to call it, everywhere she went,” said Fry, the Coyotes’ director of external engagement and female hockey. “She was a memorable kid.” The Coyotes will take an extraordinary step before Saturday's game against St. Louis by inducting Leighton into their ring of honour. The inspirational girl with the tenacity of a hockey player will become the first person in NHL history who's not a former player, coach, general manager or broadcaster to be inducted into a team's ring of honour. Her name will join Wayne Gretzky, Keith Tkachuk, Jeremy Roenick, Teppo Numminen, Dale Hawerchuk, Thomas Steen, and Bobby Hull inside Gila River Arena. Leighton's imprint on the organization runs that deep. “She really left the impact on us, not just as someone who loved hockey, but as someone who really captured the spirit of resiliency and of grit and of overcoming adversity in the face of an incredible challenge,” Coyotes President and CEO Xavier Gutierrez said. “Her famous saying was, ‘skate hard, have fun.’ And that’s really what we wanted to continue to do, to really keep her in our memories as an organization.” There's a connection every time a professional athlete meets a child with cancer. The encounters move the players, uplift the kids, yet are often brief. Leighton's effervescent spirit, her tenacity on the ice — everything in life — and that smile were like an imprint on the soul of everyone she touched. She had uncommon grit at an early age, falling and crying during one of her first times on the ice, yet refusing to come off. It carried her through her fight with cancer. Leighton was memorable. “People just really drew so much from her in the way that she carried herself during her cancer fight,” Fry said. “I mean, like that’s something that adults can’t handle and she just handled it with so much grace, so much positivity. She never wanted anyone to feel sorry for her.” From the day of that first tug on Fry's pants, Leighton was the girl who stood out just by being herself. Her father, Jeremy, played eight seasons in the major leagues and is the New York Mets' assistant pitching coach. The athletic ability was passed down to Leighton, who excelled at hockey, baseball — whatever she attempted. An undercurrent of persistence thrust it forward. Fry saw it at the clinic and through the Arizona Kachinas youth hockey program. Coyotes players and coaches became enamoured of Leighton when she became their ambassador for Hockey Fights Cancer Nights. It was reinforced by numerous interactions, including visits to her hospital room. "We knew, obviously, how special Leighton was and what an amazing soul she was," Leighton's mother, Carly, said through tears. “And for them to see it, too, just made us really proud. They connected with her on such a personal and different level.” The news of Leighton's death on Nov. 24 sent a bolt of sadness across Phoenix and the hockey world. The Coyotes made good on their promise to visit, playing a game of street hockey outside the family's home in her honour the day she passed. Messages of condolence and tributes poured in from all corners. Fry called her boss. She had planned to rollerblade 96 miles to raise money for the Phoenix Children's Hospital or some other place for sick kids. Once Leighton passed, “Skatin' for Leighton” shifted focus. The money would go toward a scholarship in Leighton's name to assist girls interested in playing hockey in Arizona. Fry set out on Feb. 21 from Phoenix Children's Hospital and hit all seven Phoenix-area ice rinks before ending up at Gila River Arena. Fry skated for more than 14 hours, her feet and ankles throbbing, hips burning. She kept pushing through, completing a journey that's raised more than $100,000 for the Leighton Accardo Scholarship Fund. “I kept telling myself throughout the whole thing, at the end of the day, it was nothing,” said Fry, who also serves as the Coyotes' radio analyst. “I mean, even at the time, it was getting hard and it would hurt my hips, retired or whatever. I just remind myself this is nothing compared to what Leighton had to go through.” The Coyotes signed Leighton to a contract in 2019 and players have worn “LA49” decals on their helmet this season. They'll wear “Leighton 49” warm-up jerseys before Saturday's game that will be auctioned off, the proceeds going to her scholarship fund. The ring of honour ceremony will cement her place within the organization, the memory of a memorable girl living on forever. ___ More AP NHL: https://apnews.com/hub/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports John Marshall, The Associated Press
Helen McCrory died Friday at age 52, her husband Damian Lewis announced on Twitter. "She died as she lived. Fearlessly."
When the Hyundai HCD-15 Santa Cruz concept debuted at the 2015 Detroit auto show, it was eagerly received. As it turned out, we waited quite a while for it, but now that the production version is here as the 2022 Santa Cruz pickup, we thought it would be interesting to take a look back to see how it differs from the concept. The HCD-15 (on the right) had somewhat generic front-end styling that was not lifted from any existing Hyundai production model.
MILAN — Italy plans to start emerging from rolling partial lockdowns that were imposed during a fall virus surge, announcing Friday the reopening of outdoor dining and schools at all grade levels in lower-risk regions starting April 26. The government’s decision to set a date for the openings that initially were planned to start no sooner than May was based on improved infection data and progress in Italy's vaccination campaign that Premier Mario Draghi said will only improve. “We are looking at the future with prudent optimism and trust,’’ Draghi told reporters Friday. “This is an extraordinary opportunity, not just for the economy, but for our social lives,’’ he said. Under the new timetable, restaurants in Italy's yellow zones can serve lunch and dinner at outdoor tables, and students in all grades will return to classrooms full-time in yellow and orange regions. Travel will also be allowed freely between yellow zones. Italy’s 10 p.m. curfew will remain in place, and restrictions will be unchanged in red-tier zones with higher infection rates. Draghi said that the government was taking “a reasoned risk” with the openings, adding that both mask-wearing and social distancing will be “scrupulously observed.” Right-wing leaders with a populist following and a stronghold in Italy's more economically productive north have pushed aggressively for a swifter loosening of virus-control measures. The tourism industry also has sought clarification on summer travel rules, including for foreign visitors who were mostly absent in 2020. Draghi said other tentative dates on the government's timetable would be confirmed depending on the status of the virus in Italy. They include the opening outdoor pools from May 15, gyms from June 1 and fairs, conventions and other public events in July. Last year, Italy became the first country outside of Asia with a significant coronavirus outbreak. Its COVID-19 death toll is the second-highest in Europe at nearly 116,000. More than 3.8 million cases have been confirmed in Italy since the the first clusters emerged in February 2020. Colleen Barry, The Associated Press
The NFT featured LeBron James’ reverse windmill dunk that he threw down less than a month after Kobe Bryant was killed in a helicopter crash.