With Barcelona's Champions League campaign over, the future of Lionel Messi is once again in the spotlight.
With Barcelona's Champions League campaign over, the future of Lionel Messi is once again in the spotlight.
Shock and disbelief gave way to a swirl of emotions as players on the Canadian women's hockey team packed their bags in Halifax and headed home Thursday. In a span of two days, they'd gone from nervously anticipating the announcement of the world championship roster to standing around baggage carousels feeling demoralized. All systems appeared go for the women's world championship May 6-16 in Halifax and Truro, N.S., when premier Iain Rankin pulled the plug Wednesday over concerns about COVID-19. Nine other teams would have arrived Thursday to join Canada in a 14-day quarantine before the tournament. Nova Scotia's chief medical officer Robert Strang had given his approval for the tournament a day earlier, which sharpened the sting for the Canadian women. "We were pretty shocked," said forward Brianne Jenner of Oakville, Ont. "I know Hockey Canada was shocked because the chief medical officer had OK'd it. "This kind of came out of the blue for us. We really felt we had a safe protocol in place." The 2020 women's championship in Nova Scotia was also cancelled because of the coronavirus. Canada's women's team has played a total of five international games in the last two years. The combination of the pandemic and women's leagues in transition has kept many of them from playing in any real games in over a year. While the International Ice Hockey Federation and Hockey Canada vow to hold the women's championship in Canada this year, when will they play a game that isn't an intrasquad is a question that continues to go unanswered. "Is this going to happen and when is big on all of our minds," Jenner said. "It's tough to plan ahead. We still kind of have a dream of competing in a world championship this year." Nova Scotia launched tighter travel restrictions Thursday. The premier stated the women's tournament wasn't essential. "I'm a hockey fan. I'm not happy with the decision, but we have to put public safety first," Rankin said. "I couldn't conceivably ask Nova Scotians to restrict more of their lives and make an exception to have people fly into Nova Scotia from other countries." The 2021 men's under-20 championship was held in Edmonton, with protocols there supplying the template for Nova Scotia. This year's men's under-18 championship starts Monday in Frisco, Texas. The men's championship is scheduled to start in less than a month in Riga, Latvia. The cancellation of January's world under-18 women's championship in Sweden has Jenner feeling that, for a myriad of reasons, international women's hockey is getting hit by the pandemic in a way that international men's hockey isn't. "If you pan out beyond this tournament and you look at the fact that we haven't played a game all year, I don't know if there's anyone to blame, but if you're a young girl, the outcome is you are seeing no women's hockey games this year," Jenner said. "If you are a young boy, you are not seeing the same." Canada's roster for last year's championship was set when that tournament was cancelled, so Hockey Canada made it public in recognition of the work the women did to make that squad. Head coach Troy Ryan of Spryfield, N.S., and his staff, along with director of national women's hockey teams Gina Kingsbury, were about to start the heavy discussions over which players would be named to the Canadian team when the tournament was called off Wednesday. Kingsbury said a 2021 roster would not be released. Canada's 47-player selection camp that ended abruptly and the world championship roster that would have been chosen from it are key pieces of preparation for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. Hockey Canada has little in the way of game data to choose a "centralization" roster of roughly 30 players who will congregate in Calgary in August and start working toward Beijing. "I don't think we're in a position right now to know what our next move is and how we prepare for Beijing," Kingsbury said. "We'll work closely together as a group and put together the best possible plan to make sure we're successful in Beijing and our athletes are prepared and get the experience and opportunities they deserve here moving forward. "To be honest, right now we're just digesting this disappointment." The majority of the Canadian team were playing in the Canadian Women's Hockey League when the CWHL folded in the spring of 2019. They and American stars became the faces of the Professional Women's Hockey Players' Association (PWHPA) working to create a league that provides a living wage and the competitive supports the men's leagues' have. The PWHPA ran "Dream Gap Tour" tournaments and games on both sides of the border in 2019-20. The pandemic knocked similar plans for this season sideways. The PWHPA's American chapter played a few games in the U.S. in recent weeks, but the Canadians haven't because of tighter pandemic restrictions in their country. So while the NHL, AHL and other men's pro hockey leagues carry on, Canada's top female players remain in limbo. "Our group in a way feels as if our sport is on hold," Jenner said. "It goes beyond just one tournament. We've just had a string of bad luck in women's hockey. "There's a lot of layers to it. I'm still processing it and my teammates are too. It would be nice to catch a break in the near future." For the Nova Scotians hoping to represent Canada on home ice, the disappointment was acute. They felt the tournament could help heal a province in which 22 people were killed in a mass shooting just over a year ago at the same time the pandemic was descending upon the globe. "The only thing we were going to bring into this province was excitement, joy, and a little bit of life at a time when I know we all needed it most," Haligonian forward Jill Saulnier wrote Thursday in a social media post. — Keith Doucette in Halifax contributed to this story. This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 22, 2021. Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press
OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is promising to slash Canada's greenhouse gas emissions by 40 to 45 per cent over the next nine years, but without specifics on how to meet the more ambitious goal, which falls short of the target set by its closet ally. Speaking virtually to a summit of global leaders convened by U.S. President Joe Biden to discuss fighting climate change, Trudeau on Thursday announced the new targets, which are four to nine per cent higher than his current plan to cut emissions by 36 per cent by 2030. The cut applies to 2005 emission levels. In his summit address, Trudeau told world leaders that because of policies like his government's national carbon price, which is set to rise to $170 per tonne by 2030, it was in a position to "blow past" its 30 per cent reduction commitment set out under the Paris Agreement. "If major economies in the room were to follow Canada's lead and adopt a rising price on pollution and commit to phase out coal plants, we would accelerate our global path for a safe, prosperous net-zero future," Trudeau said. At a separate news conference, Environment and Climate Change Minister Jonathan Wilkinson said the new targets were attainable, and that the country needs to "stretch." "We need to stretch because this is an issue on which we needed to be guided by science." To cut more heat-trapping emissions, he said it's likely they will need to look at changes to the country's methane regulations, as well as getting more emissions-free vehicles on the road. He ruled out any more increases to the carbon price beyond $170 per tonne. "It's 2021, we have nine more years … people would think we were a bit crazy if we said, 'Oh well, we're done.'" Beyond 2030, Canada promises to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. The federal NDP and Green Party of Canada, who had pushed Trudeau to adopt a target of at least 50 and 60 per cent, respectively, slammed Thursday's announcement as underwhelming. Green party Leader Annamie Paul compared Canada's targets to the United States' new commitment to cut emissions by 50 to 52 per cent and to a similar promise from the European Union. The United Kingdom has also pledged to cut emissions by 78 per cent compared to 1990 levels by 2035. "We have said to the world that we don't have that ambition for ourselves," she said. Climate groups also criticized the new targets as being insufficient compared to its allies, with Environmental Defence saying they make Canada "a climate laggard." "We have the weakest 2030 carbon reduction target of G7 countries," national climate program manager Dale Marshall said in a statement. Wilkinson defended Canada's targets as indeed being ambitious and able to be met. He said the U.S. has a different economy and suggests if it borrowed from some of Canada's existing climate policies it would see emissions drop. In his speech, Trudeau addressed that because Canada produces and exports energy, reducing emissions up to the new target of 45 per cent "will not be easy." "He called out the number one barrier to Canadian climate ambition, which is our oil and gas production," said Catherine Abreu, executive director of the Climate Action Network. "That's the fastest growing source of emissions in the country. That's something we're going to have to tackle to not only meet the target that they laid out today, but to get closer to our fair share of the effort," she said. While its welcome to see Canada lift its target, Abreu says it falls short of the 60 per cent reduction by 2030 that she and others say is needed for the country to do its share to limit global warming to 1.5 C degrees. "Part of what I'm encouraged by here is the potential for Canada to get into the swing of ratcheting up the ambition of our climate targets over time, which is what the Paris Agreement tells us we're supposed to do," she said. Abreu said the higher goal underscores the need for Bill C-12, legislation being debated that would require the federal environment minister to set rolling, five-year targets for cutting emissions starting in 2030 and ending in 2050. She and others believe before its passes, it needs to be strengthened to see Thursday's target reviewed no later than 2025 to avoid a repeat of missing climate targets. "Historically, Canada has missed every climate goal it has set, and emissions have barely dropped since 2005," said Michael Bernstein, executive director of the climate policy organization Clean Prosperity. "It’s important to set goals like the 2030 target, but what matters even more are policies that reduce our emissions and enable us to achieve our goals." Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet, who would have preferred Canada align its goal with the U.S., said he would bring forward an amendment to cement the new commitment into Bill C-12. “The weight of the proof is on (Trudeau's) own shoulders. And there is only one way to make it clear: it’s to write it within his very own law," he said. Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole characterized Trudeau's announcement as "empty words" and lacking a real plan. He said his own party's climate plan will stick to reduce emissions by the 30 per cent committed to under the Paris Agreement and "will not make things up on the fly like Mr. Trudeau did today." Former U.S. secretary of state John Kerry, now Biden's special envoy on climate change, tweeted that Canada's new 2030 targets, along with measures from other wealthy countries, means half of the world's economy has committed to efforts needed to limit warming to 1.5 C degrees. At a briefing, he said the private sector is already pushing society in the direction of more sustainable options, citing the specific example of how many automakers are now focusing almost exclusively on electric vehicles. "There's a company called Tesla, which is the highest-valued automobile company in the world. Why?" Kerry asked. "The world as a whole is moving in this direction," Kerry added. "No politician — no matter how demagogic or how potent or capable they are — is going to be able to change what that market is doing." — With files from James McCarten in Washington, D.C. This report by The Canadian Press was first published on April 22, 2021. Stephanie Taylor, The Canadian Press
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Recognizing that many Americans rely on texting, U.S. regulators are weighing whether to require that phone companies allow people to text a suicide hotline. The Federal Communications Commission last summer voted to require a new “988” number for people to call to reach a suicide-prevention hotline. Phone companies have until July 2022 to implement it. Once it’s in place, people will be able to dial 988 to seek help, similar to how 911 is used for emergencies. Currently, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline uses a 10-digit number, 800-273-TALK (8255), which routes calls to about 170 crisis centres. Crisis counsellors began responding to texts sent to the Lifeline last August, the FCC said. On Thursday, the agency voted unanimously to start a process that would also require phone companies to let people text 988. The agency noted the importance of texting for young people and those who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities. “While a voice hotline has its benefits, traditional telephone calls are no longer native communications for many young people. Texting is where they turn first,” said FCC Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel in a statement. “So it’s time to make the suicide prevention hotline text accessible with 988.” It's not clear when texting would be available for the 988 number. FCC rules often take months to complete. Suicide-prevention experts have said that the three-digit hotline could be a breakthrough that helps people in crisis. Suicide rates have largely been going up in the U.S. for the past two decades, although t hey dropped last year during the pandemic. Tali Arbel, The Associated Press
Once hesitant to speak out against racism, Lin is now a champion of challenging anti-Asian hate in America.
A sensor developed jointly by a Pentagon agency and a private company can analyze the biomolecules present in a body to detect early illness symptoms.
Resource Capital Fund V L.P. ("RCF V") reports that, on April 16, 2021, pursuant to a share, convertible loan and warrant purchase agreement dated December 4, 2020, it disposed of ownership and control of 94,553,126 common shares (each, a "Noront Share") of Noront Resources Ltd. ("Noront"), directly and through its affiliate RCF V Annex Fund L.P. ("RCF Annex"), 1,774,664 share purchase warrants of Noront (the "Noront Warrants") through RCF Annex and all of its right and title to, and interest in, the US$15 million convertible loan facility with Noront (the "Loan Facility") to Wyloo Canada Holdings Pty Ltd. ("Wyloo"). Wyloo paid US$11,500,000 (C$14,409,500, assuming a USD:CAD exchange rate of US$1.2530:C$1) for the Noront Shares (or approximately C$0.15/US$0.12 per Noront Share, using the same exchange rate). Wyloo paid US$15,000,000 (C$18,795,000, assuming a USD:CAD exchange rate of US$1.2530:C$1) for RCF V's right and title to, and interest in, the Loan Facility. Wyloo did not pay any consideration for the Noront Warrants.
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Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE: AGO)(the Company) today announced that it will issue its financial results press release for the first quarter ended March 31, 2021 after 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time (5:00 p.m. Atlantic Time) on Thursday, May 6, 2021. The press release and Assured Guaranty Ltd.'s Financial Supplement for March 31, 2021 will be available in the Investor Information section of the Company's website located at AssuredGuaranty.com.
LOS ANGELES — Uncle Sam gave marijuana lovers more reason to celebrate this week as a bipartisan group of lawmakers in the House of Representatives passed a bill that would make it easier for cannabis companies to do business in states where sales are legal. The vote on the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act took place a day before April 20 — or 4/20 — the unofficial holiday that commemorates all things marijuana. The cannabis industry is making strides in other ways as well. Since the November elections, several states, most recently New Mexico and Virginia, have taken steps to legalize marijuana sales for adult recreational use. Others, including New York, New Jersey and Arizona, have also gone that route. And more states are expected to follow suit. “From a policy perspective, state by state, municipality by municipality, there’s more political will to legalize, which is going to help bring on more markets and add to the sales we have,” said Jason Wilson, banking and cannabis expert at exchange-traded funds provider ETFMG. The flurry of states legalizing cannabis prompted analysts at Cowen to update their forecast for the U.S. recreational cannabis market to $41 billion by 2025, an increase of $1 billion from Cowen’s previous forecast. Including illicit and medical marijuana sales, analysts expect the total market for cannabis in the U.S. will climb to $80 billion by 2025 from a projected $65 billion this year. Another bright spot for the industry: robust demand. Adult recreational marijuana sales climbed sharply in the first three months of this year in California, Massachusetts, Illinois and a few other states that have been allowing such sales for at least a year. Sales in California, the nation’s biggest legal cannabis market, jumped 36.4% to $1.2 billion in the first quarter versus a year earlier, according to industry tracker Headset. In Michigan, sales skyrocketed almost fivefold to $232.07 million, while Colorado's sales more than doubled to $439.7 million. All told, 16 states allow marijuana sales to adults now. Some of the recent converts, including New Mexico and New York, are not expected to begin allowing sales until next year. All but a few states already allow some form of access for medical use. Cowen’s analysts expect that Connecticut and Rhode Island will be next to legalize adult-use cannabis. The industry is eager for changes to federal laws that limit cannabis companies’ access to banking and other services. Progress at the federal level would also help drive cannabis stocks higher, said Greg Bassuk, CEO of AXS Investments. “The environment has been ripe ever since the last election, but the catalyzing move for bigger jumps in stock prices is going to be total federal approval,” Bassuk said. Cannabis stocks surged last fall after voters in New Jersey, Arizona and three other states cleared the way for expanding legal sales of marijuana. Medical and adult-use cannabis sales combined jumped 58% in the U.S. last year to about $19.2 billion, according to Cowen. Recently, cannabis stocks have lost ground amid uncertainty over whether President Joe Biden will budge on his opposition to legalizing marijuana at the federal level. Biden has said he would decriminalize — but not legalize — the use of marijuana. In addition, a rally in cannabis stocks fueled by the same social media chat rooms that sent GameStop shares skyrocketing in January faded after peaking in mid-February. The ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF, which has more than $1 billion in assets under management, has fallen 56.4% since Feb. 10. The ETF, which focuses on cannabis stocks, is still up about 80% from 12 months ago. Shares in some of the biggest marijuana companies, including Tilray, MedMen Enterprises and Aphria, have doubled this year. Meanwhile, the benchmark S&P 500 index is up about 11% this year and 52.5% above where it stood a year ago. “If you look at just the last two months, you’ll see a lot of stocks have sold off pretty sharply,” said Garrett Nelson, senior equity analyst at CFRA. “We view this as a buying opportunity.” Alex Veiga, The Associated Press
Cardi B is firing back at a Wisconsin congressman, after he said her Grammys performance of "WAP" contributed to the "moral decline of America."
Co-stars Keri Russell and Scott Speedman have said they'd join a new version.
Lucira Health, Inc. (Nasdaq: LHDX), a medical technology company focused on the development and commercialization of transformative and innovative infectious disease test kits, today announced that for the first time ever, NBA fans can test themselves for COVID-19 before attending a live game. This program supports the Friday Chase Center reopening in San Francisco as the Golden State Warriors host the Denver Nuggets.
The measure passes through the Senate with a 94-1 vote
LONDON — Books from Europe and Latin America that blur the boundaries of fiction, history and memoir are the final six contenders for the 50,000-pound ($69,000) International Booker Prize. The shortlist for the literary award, announced Thursday, includes “The War of the Poor,” a story of religion and revolution by France’s Eric Vuillard, Jewish-Russian family history “In Memory of Memory” by Russian writer Maria Stepanova and imaginative short-story collection “The Dangers of Smoking in Bed” by Argentina’s Mariana Enriquez. The other finalists are war story “At Night All Blood is Black,” by France’s David Diop, science-themed story collection “When We Cease to Understand the World” by Chile’s Benjamín Labatut and futuristic workplace novel “The Employees” by Danish writer Olga Ravn. The award, run alongside the Booker Prize for English-language fiction, is given annually to a work of fiction in any language that is translated into English and published in the U.K. or Ireland. The contenders often include writers who are widely read in their own languages but less known in English. Four of this year’s six shortlisted authors have never been published in English before. Several internationally renowned writers who were on the 13-book longlist failed to make the cut, including Chinese writer Can Xue and Kenyan author Ngugi wa Thiong’o. The winner will be announced June 2, with the prize money split between the winning book’s author and its translator. British author Lucy Hughes-Hallett, who is chairing the panel of judges, said the list showed that some of the most exciting new writing is going on “in the borderlands” between fiction and other genres, such as history and memoir. Vuillard’s book is about a real 16th-century German theologian, Ravn’s is set on a spaceship in the 22nd century and Diop’s story of Senegalese soldiers in World War I is so “wildly imaginative … when I first read it I almost thought I was having a nightmare,” Hughes-Hallett said. “Some of the books … came close to being historical writing and some of them were very essayistic. Some of them seemed deeply personal, almost like memoirs,” she said. “What we concluded in the end is that this is a fantastically vital and vigorous aspect of the way fiction is being written at the moment. People are really pushing at the boundaries.” Jill Lawless, The Associated Press
The Camp Nou club have yet to officially exit the Super League plans
On a Friday afternoon in July 2008, 20-year-old Courtney Wild appeared in federal court in West Palm Beach, Florida, demanding answers from federal prosecutors about their investigation of multi-millionaire Jeffrey Epstein, who allegedly sexually abused Wild and dozens of other underage girls at his waterfront mansion on Palm Beach Island. Over 12 years of litigation, Wild's case ultimately exposed details of the secret negotiations between prosecutors and Epstein's high-priced legal team that led to the controversial agreement.
SOL Components successfully completed construction of its Ground Fixed Tilt (GFT) mounting system in support of a 213MWp (DC) solar PV project in CA.
Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - April 22, 2021) - 1261648 B.C. Ltd. ("648") announced today that it has sold (the "Sale") an aggregate of 200,000 common shares (the "Sold Shares") of 1287396 B.C. Ltd. ("396") to 2171117 Ontario Inc. ("117") pursuant to a share purchase agreement entered into between 648 and 117 on April 21, 2021. The Sold Shares were sold at a price of $0.00003 per Sold Share for an aggregate price of ...
AM Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating (FSR) of A (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Ratings (Long-Term ICR) of "a" of American Southern Insurance Company (Topeka, KS) and its wholly owned and 100% reinsured subsidiary, American Safety Insurance Company (collectively referred to as American Southern Group). Additionally, AM Best has affirmed the FSR of A- (Excellent) and the Long-Term ICRs of "a-" of Bankers Fidelity Life Insurance Company and its wholly owned and 100% reinsured subsidiary, Bankers Fidelity Assurance Company (collectively referred to as Bankers Fidelity Life Insurance Group [BFLIG]). Concurrently, AM Best has affirmed the Long-Term ICR of "bbb-" of the parent company, Atlantic American Corporation (Atlantic American) [NASDAQ: AAME]. The outlook of these Credit Ratings (ratings) is stable. All companies are domiciled Atlanta, GA, unless otherwise specified.