Raptors forward Yuta Watanabe details the process leading up to signing his new contract, the reaction from his parents, and how motivated he is to keep working
Raptors forward Yuta Watanabe details the process leading up to signing his new contract, the reaction from his parents, and how motivated he is to keep working
Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], May 9 (ANI): Megha Engineering and Infrastructures Limited (MEIL) has clarified that it has proposed to supply 35 lakh litres of Medical Oxygen per day, and not 3.5 lakh litres per day as it had stated earlier, free of cost for Covid patients in dire need in Telugu states. MEIL has made this proposal to the Telangana government.
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There are no easy answers to how football tackles its unloved billionaire owners Fans are right to protest but unless the game’s riches are better redistributed the super-rich benefactors are here to stay Manchester United supporters protest against the Glazer family’s ownership of the club outside Old Trafford. Photograph: Michael Regan/Getty Images
JERUSALEM — Israeli police beefed up forces in east Jerusalem and blocked busloads of Muslim pilgrims headed to the Al-Aqsa mosque for the holiest night of Ramadan, threatening to escalate already heightened religious tensions that have unleashed the worst unrest in the holy city in years. Police defended their actions as security moves, but these were seen as provocations by Muslims who accuse Israel of threatening their freedom of worship. Tensions in east Jerusalem, home to the city's most sensitive Jewish, Christian and Muslim holy sites, lie at the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and have triggered major rounds of violence in the past. Police chief Koby Shabtai said he was deploying more police in Jerusalem following a night of heavy clashes on Friday between Palestinians and Israeli police. Israelis and Palestinians were bracing for more violence in the coming days. Saturday night is “Laylat al-Qadr” or the “Night of Destiny,” the most sacred in the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Thousands of worshippers were gathered for intense nighttime prayers at Al-Aqsa. “The right to demonstrate will be respected but public disturbances will be met with force and zero tolerance. I call on everyone to act responsibly and with restraint,” Shabtai said. Police reported clashes with Palestinian protesters late Saturday in Jerusalem's Old City, near Al-Aqsa, and in the nearby east Jerusalem neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah, where dozens of Palestinians are fighting attempts by Israeli settlers to evict them from their homes. Police reported two arrests, and Palestinian medics said two protesters were hospitalized after being beaten by police. Police said one officer was wounded after being struck in the face with a rock. On Sunday evening, Jewish Israelis begin marking “Jerusalem Day,” a national holiday in which Israel celebrates its annexation of east Jerusalem and religious nationalists hold parades and other celebrations in the city. On Monday, an Israeli court is expected to issue a verdict on the planned evictions in Sheikh Jarrah. Israel captured east Jerusalem, along with the West Bank and Gaza — territories the Palestinians want for their future state — in the 1967 Mideast war. Israel annexed east Jerusalem in a move not recognized internationally, and views the entire city as its capital. The Palestinians view east Jerusalem — which includes major holy sites for Jews, Christians and Muslims — as their capital, and its fate is one of the most sensitive issues in the conflict. Earlier Saturday, police stopped more than a dozen buses that were filled with Arab citizens on the main highway heading to Jerusalem for Ramadan prayers. Israel’s public broadcaster Kan said police stopped the buses for a security check. Muslims fast from dawn to dusk during Ramadan, and travellers, upset that they were stopped without explanation on a hot day, exited the buses and blocked the highway in protest. Kan showed footage of the protesters praying, chanting slogans and marching along the highway toward Jerusalem. The road was reopened several hours later. Ibtasam Maraana, an Arab member of parliament, accused police of a “terrible attack” on freedom of religion. “Police: Remember that they are citizens, not enemies,” she wrote on Twitter. In Friday night's violence, Palestinian medics said more than 200 Palestinians were wounded in clashes at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound and elsewhere in Jerusalem. The violence drew condemnations from Israel's Arab allies and calls for calm from the United States and Europe, and prompted the Arab League to schedule an emergency meeting on Monday. Police said 18 officers were injured. Protests broke out at the beginning of Ramadan three weeks ago when Israel restricted gatherings at a popular meeting spot outside Jerusalem’s Old City. Israel removed the restrictions, briefly calming the situation, but protests have reignited in recent days over the threatened eviction of dozens of Palestinians from their homes in east Jerusalem, which is claimed by both sides in their decades-old conflict. Other recent developments, including the cancellation of Palestinian elections, deadly violence in which a Palestinian teenager, two Palestinian gunmen and a young Israeli man were killed in separate incidents in the West Bank, and the election to Israel's parliament of a far-right Jewish nationalist party, also have contributed to the tense atmosphere. One right-wing lawmaker, Itamar Ben-Gvir, briefly set up an outdoor “office” in the heart of a Palestinian neighbourhood last week, infuriating local residents. The Al-Aqsa mosque compound is the third holiest site in Islam. It is also the holiest site for Jews, who refer to it as the Temple Mount because it was the location of the biblical temples. It has long been a flashpoint in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and was the epicenter of the 2000 Palestinian intifada, or uprising. In recent days, protests have grown over Israel's threatened eviction in Sheikh Jarrah in east Jerusalem of dozens of Palestinians embroiled in a long legal battle with Israeli settlers trying to acquire property in the neighbourhood. The United States said it was “deeply concerned” about both the violence and the threatened evictions, and was in contact with leaders on both sides to try and de-escalate tensions. “It is critical to avoid steps that exacerbate tensions or take us farther away from peace,” the U.S. State Department said. “This includes evictions in East Jerusalem, settlement activity, home demolitions, and acts of terrorism.” The European Union also urged calm and expressed concern about the potential evictions. Egypt and Jordan, which made peace with Israel decades ago, condemned its actions, as did the Gulf kingdom of Bahrain, which was one of four Arab countries that signed U.S.-brokered normalization agreements with Israel last year. In a call to Palestine TV late Friday, President Mahmoud Abbas praised the “courageous stand” of the protesters and said Israel bore full responsibility for the violence. Abbas last week postponed planned parliamentary elections, citing Israeli restrictions in east Jerusalem for the delay. Israel's Foreign Ministry had earlier accused the Palestinians of seizing on the threatened evictions, which it described as a “real-estate dispute between private parties,” in order to incite violence. Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip and opposes Israel's existence, has called for a new intifada. Protest groups affiliated with Hamas said they would resume demonstrations and the launching of incendiary balloons along the heavily-guarded Gaza frontier. Israeli media said the army sent additional troops to the area in response. Hamas has largely curtailed such actions over the past two years as part of an informal cease-fire that now appears to be fraying. In an interview with a Hamas-run TV station, the group's top leader Ismail Haniyeh warned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu not to “play with fire” in Jerusalem. “Neither you, nor your army and police, can win this battle,” he said. ___ Akram reported from Gaza City, Gaza Strip. Josef Federman And Fares Akram, The Associated Press
Aryna Sabalenka was in ominous form as she overpowered world number one Ash Barty 6-0 3-6 6-4 to win the Madrid Open on Saturday. On a windy day in Madrid, Sabalenka's first set shotmaking was nothing short of sensational as she combined her trademark big hits from the baseline with deft dropshots to leave the Australian reeling, serving it out inside 25 minutes. The world number seven had not dropped a set coming into the final and after threatening to run away with the title, Barty finally broke her momentum by breaking in the first game of the second set.
New Delhi [India], May 9 (ANI): In order to provide seamless transportation of medical oxygen, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) on Saturday announced exempting tankers and containers carrying liquid medical oxygen (LMO) from user fee at toll plazas across national highways.
Chandigarh, (Punjab) [India], May 9 (ANI): While pointing out that there was no question of sabotaging the farmer's agitation against the farm laws, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday reiterated that no violation of the weekend lockdown and other restrictions in the state could be allowed at any cost, given the current grim situation.
Lloyd Price, who soared to the top of the charts with the 1950s hits Lawdy Miss Clawdy, Personality and Stagger Lee, died Monday in New Orleans. He was 88 and no cause was given by his manager, who confirmed the death. Price was discovered at age 19 by legendary New Orleans producer and Rock and […]
The decision comes after the party’s poor showing in the local polls and Hartlepool by-election.
MANCHESTER, England — No title celebrations yet for Manchester City, just so much frustration. Losing to Chelsea 2-1 on Saturday left City still needing one win from its remaining three games to clinch a third English Premier League title in four seasons. Surely that's enough breathing space to hold on to top spot and for Sergio Agüero not to be regretting the fluffed penalty when City's lead could have been doubled in first-half stoppage time just after Raheem Sterling's opener. Rather than blasting the kick into the net, City's record scorer nonchalantly chipped a “Panenka” penalty centrally lacking pace so that it was easily saved by Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy with one hand. No wonder on the substitutes' bench Fernandinho threw his arms in the air and Eric Garcia flung a florescent bib over his head. In the second half, the City subs were howling in frustration again, flinging their arms up. This time, their target was referee Anthony Taylor. Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma clipped Sterling in the penalty area but no second spot kick was awarded, however much City manager Pep Guardiola berated fourth official Jonathan Moss — appealing in vain for a full VAR review. “I don't know how it's not been a penalty or reviewed properly,” Sterling said. “I thought the VAR was here to help.” In 2012 it was a stoppage time goal — by Agüero — that sealed City's first Premier League trophy with almost the last kick of the season. Nine years later, it was Marcos Alonso scoring in injury time for Chelsea that spoiled the party. There's still time to get the job done. In fact, the title could be won before City plays again on Friday if second-placed Manchester United loses any of its three games before then. There's a significance to this victory for Chelsea away from the title race, as the west London club moved into third place having been five points from the four Champions League places when Frank Lampard was fired in January and Thomas Tuchel was hired. Winning the Champions League would clinch a spot in the competition regardless of the domestic placing, but Chelsea would have to overcome City again in three weeks in the final. It wasn’t much of a dress rehearsal for the Champions League final. More of a stage for understudies. How much is Guardiola regretting making nine changes from the City side that beat Paris Saint-Germain here on Tuesday? “We played a system we're not used to,” Sterling said after Guardiola played Rodri as the only midfielder. But Tuchel also made five changes from Wednesday's victory over Real Madrid and it paid off. ___ More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/hub/soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Rob Harris, The Associated Press
HALIFAX — Nova Scotia continues to log high case counts of COVID-19, reporting 163 new infections today. New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador, meanwhile, are seeing new case numbers in the single digits. Public health officials in Nova Scotia have also confirmed a man in his 70s has died in the Halifax area, bringing the province's total number of virus-related deaths to 71. Most of the new cases in Nova Scotia are in the Halifax region, with 134 occurring in the central zone, while the remainder are spread over the rest of the province. As of Saturday, Nova Scotia has 1,538 active cases of COVID-19 with 49 people in hospital, including seven in intensive care. Meanwhile, New Brunswick is reporting one death due to COVID-19, bringing the total number of deaths in the province to 41. The person who died was in their 90s and lived in the Pavillon Beau-Lieu care home in Grand Falls, N.B. There are also eight new cases in the province, two are in Moncton, two in the Saint John area, three in the Fredericton region and three in the Bathurst area. The cases are all contacts of previously confirmed patients. There are currently 141 active infections in the province, with 10 people hospitalized including two in intensive care. Newfoundland and Labrador is reporting six new cases. Those include two men and a woman in their 20s and a man in his 60s in the Eastern Health region. The fifth new confirmed case is a man in the Central Health region under 20 years of age, while the sixth is a man in the Western Health region in his 70s. There are now 67 active cases of COVID-19 in Newfoundland. This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 8, 2021. The Canadian Press
Ottawa is reporting 112 new COVID-19 cases, with 1,458 cases still considered active. Four more people from the Ottawa-Gatineau area have died of COVID-19. Today's Ottawa update Ottawa Public Health (OPH) is reporting 112 new COVID-19 cases and one more death on Saturday. A total of 1,458 known cases are considered active. Another 206 cases are considered resolved. Many key indicators that rose to record levels during this third wave of the pandemic are now in decline, though still much higher than what health officials are comfortable with. Numbers to watch 6.6%: The rate of COVID-19 tests coming back positive has dropped slightly. 0.83: The number of people infected by a single COVID-19 case, or R(t). The spread of the coronavirus is considered under control if that figure is kept below one. 87.9: The weekly incidence rate, a rolling seven-day total of new COVID-19 cases expressed per 100,000 residents. 20: The estimated incidence rate deemed safe to lift Ontario's stay-at-home order, according to one expert. 21: The number of COVID-19 patients from Ottawa in an Ottawa ICU, according to OPH. 32: The number of COVID-19 patients from other regions in an Ottawa ICU as of Friday. Across the region Public health officials in the Outaouais are reporting 58 new COVID-19 cases Saturday and three deaths. The region is under Quebec's strictest measures, which start to loosen on Monday. Hastings Prince Edward Public Health logged 17 new cases on Saturday and has now surpassed 1,000 total cases since the start of the pandemic. In the Kingston, Ont., area another 15 cases were confirmed Saturday. Ontario is under a provincewide stay-at-home order until at least May 20.
World time-trial champion Ganna again pulled on the leader's pink jersey after finishing nearly 10 seconds faster than compatriot Edoardo Affini of Jumbo–Visma in the race against the clock.
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The former John Lewis boss saw his vote share rise to 54 per cent.
Deputy Labour leader Angela Rayner has been sacked from her role as chairman and national campaign coordinator after the party’s poor showing in the Super Thursday elections, according to reports. Labour received a drubbing in the local elections, losing control of a host of councils and suffering defeat at the hands of Boris Johnson’s Conservatives in the Hartlepoolby-election – the first time the constituency has gone blue since its inception in the 1970s. Speaking on Friday, leader Sir Keir Starmer said he was “bitterly disappointed” with the results and vowed to take responsibility and to fix Labour’s election woes.
Sabalenka was beaten by Barty in the final in Stuttgart last month but exacted revenge at the Caja Magica, a storming 6-0, 3-6, 6-4 victory clinching the biggest title of her career.
Manchester City’s Premier League title party was put on hold as Chelsea fought back to win 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium. Man City hosted Thomas Tuchel’s men, whom they will also face in the Champions League final, knowing that a victory would secure a third Premier League title in four years.
The First Minister said Westminster would prove the UK was not a ‘partnership of equals’ if it blocked another referendum.
“We want to use the name George Floyd to make an influence,” said a family member.