The Canadian Federation of Students-Ontario, representing 350,000 students across the province, is shocked by the devastating news for students, staff and faculty coming out of Laurentian University on April 12, 2021. Due to administrative mismanagement and a lack of adequate provincial government funding, close to 70 programs are proposed to be cut that is more than a third of the university's overall programs. Whole departments and their faculty have now been terminated. Over 80 faculty members and many staff who students rely on for their education have been terminated. Northern students, already facing monumental challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic, now have their degrees and education in doubt.
TOKYO — Japan's government decided Tuesday to start releasing massive amounts of treated radioactive water from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean in two years — an option fiercely opposed by local fishermen and residents. The decision, long speculated but delayed for years due to safety concerns and protests, came at a meeting of Cabinet ministers who endorsed the ocean release as the best option. The accumulating water has been stored in tanks at the Fukushima Daiichi plant since 2011, when a massive earthquake and tsunami damaged its reactors and their cooling water became contaminated and began leaking. The plant's operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co., says its storage capacity will be full late next year. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said the ocean release was the “most realistic” option and that disposing the water is “unavoidable” for the decommissioning of the Fukushima plant, which is expected to take decades. TEPCO and government officials say tritium, which is not harmful in small amounts, cannot be removed from the water, but all other selected radionuclides can be reduced to levels allowed for release. Some scientists say the long-term impact on marine life from low-dose exposure to such large volumes of water is unknown. Under the basic plan adopted by the ministers, TEPCO will start releasing the water in about two years after building a facility under the regulatory authority’s safety requirements. It said the disposal of the water cannot be postponed further and is necessary to improve the environment surrounding the plant so residents can live there safely. TEPCO says its water storage capacity of 1.37 million tons will be full around the fall of 2022. Also, the area now filled with storage tanks will have to be freed up for building new facilities that will be needed for removing melted fuel debris from inside the reactors, a process expected to start in coming years. In the decade since the tsunami disaster, water meant to cool the nuclear material has constantly escaped from the damaged primary containment vessels into the basements of the reactor buildings. To make up for the loss, more water has been pumped into the reactors to continue to cool the melted fuel. Water is also pumped out and treated, part of which is recycled as cooling water, and the remainder stored in 1,020 tanks now holding 1.25 million tons of radioactive water. Those tanks that occupy a large space at the plant complex interfere with the safe and steady progress of the decommissioning, Economy and Industry Minister Hiroshi Kajiyama said. The tanks also could be damaged and leak in case of another powerful earthquake or tsunami, the report said. Releasing the water to the ocean was described as the most realistic method by a government panel that for nearly seven years had discussed how to dispose of the water without further harming Fukushima’s image, fisheries and other businesses. The report it prepared last year mentioned evaporation as a less desirable option. About 70% of the water in the tanks exceeds allowable discharge limits for contamination but will be filtered again and diluted with seawater before it is released, the report says. According to a preliminary estimate, gradual releases of water will take about 30 years but will be completed before the plant is fully decommissioned. Japan will abide by international rules for a release, obtain support from the International Atomic Energy Agency and others, and ensure disclosure of data and transparency to gain understanding of the international community, the report said. China and South Korea have raised serious concern about the discharge of the water and its potential impact. The government has said it will do the utmost to support local fisheries, and the report said TEPCO would compensate for damages if they occur despite those efforts. Kajiyama is set to visit Fukushima on Tuesday afternoon to meet with local town and fisheries officials to explain the decision. He said he will continue to make efforts to gain their understanding over the next two years. Mari Yamaguchi, The Associated Press
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HONOLULU — The Honolulu Medical Examiner's office on Monday identified the U.S. Navy sailor who shot and killed himself at luxury resort after a standoff with police over the weekend. Russell Cruz, 40, of Kailua, Hawaii, died of a gunshot wound to the head, the medical examiner's office said. The Navy was still notifying relatives Monday and hadn't released his identity, said Cindy Fields, commander of Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet. She said in a statement Sunday: “We can confirm that a Sailor assigned to the Pacific Submarine Force is deceased. We are deeply saddened by the loss of a shipmate. Our thoughts and condolences go out to the Sailor’s family and friends.” Tommy Aiu, a former federal law enforcement officer, had a 5:45 p.m. Saturday reservation for Kahala Hotel & Resort's seafood buffet when police on the beach side of the property started clearing people from the pool and other areas. Police ushered people into a ballroom, where resort workers provided blankets and food including prime rib and sashimi to about 100 people, Aiu said. “They lived up to their five-star rating,” he said. “They took very good care of us.” Police told him there was a possible suicidal person in a room on the fourth-floor that they had brought in a negotiator. A family member also tried to help, Aiu said. Honolulu police spokeswoman Sarah Yoro didn't release additional details Monday, only saying police gave an initial statement at the scene. A SWAT team entered the fourth-floor room at 3:30 a.m. Sunday and found the man dead, local television stations and a newspaper reported, citing unnamed police officials. Shots were fired at around 6 p.m., Saturday according to police. Hotel security staff went up to the room where the man was located and knocked on the door. He then fired through the door multiple times, police said. No one outside the door was hurt, Honolulu police Capt. Brian Lynch told news outlets. Corey Funai had just parked at the hotel to meet up with friends when an officer began yelling from a balcony to get inside Saturday. Funai feared a mass shooting. “With everything in the news on the mainland, I thought it might be something like that,” he said. “But that doesn't happen in Hawaii very often.” People were mostly calm, enjoying food provided by the hotel, even when they saw SWAT teams, Funai said. He dozed off on a sofa until hotel workers allowed people to leave 10 at a time at about midnight. “It was so pleasant, you almost forgot someone was in trauma,” Funai said. “To find out the next morning the killed himself — that was so heavy.” Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, The Associated Press
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NEW YORK, April 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bernstein Liebhard, a nationally acclaimed investor rights law firm, announces that a securities class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of investors who purchased or acquired the securities of 3D Systems Corporation (“3D Systems” or the “Company”) (NYSE: DDD) from May 6, 2020, through March 1, 2021, (the “Class Period”). The lawsuit filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York alleges violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. If you purchased 3D Systems securities, and/or would like to discuss your legal rights and options please visit 3D Systems Shareholder Class Action Lawsuit or contact Matthew E. Guarnero toll free at (877) 779-1414 or MGuarnero@bernlieb.com The complaint alleges that throughout the Class Period, defendants made materially false and/or misleading statements, as well as failed to disclose to investors: (1) 3D Systems lacked proper internal controls over financial reporting; and (2) as a result, 3D Systems’ public statements were materially false and/or misleading at all relevant times. On March 2, 2021, 3D Systems filed a NT-10-K with the SEC, stating that their 10-K filing would be delayed for the reasons listed in their March 1, 2021 press release. On this news, 3D System’s stock price fell $7.62 per share, or more than 19.6% form closing at $38.79 per share on March 1, 2021 to close at $31.17 per share on March 2, 2021. If you wish to serve as lead plaintiff, you must move the Court no later than June 8, 2021. A lead plaintiff is a representative party acting on behalf of other class members in directing the litigation. Your ability to share in any recovery doesn’t require that you serve as lead plaintiff. If you choose to take no action, you may remain an absent class member. If you purchased 3D Systems securities, and/or would like to discuss your legal rights and options please visit https://www.bernlieb.com/cases/3dsystemscorporation-ddd-shareholder-class-action-lawsuit-stock-fraud-387/apply/ or contact Matthew E. Guarnero toll free at (877) 779-1414 or MGuarnero@bernlieb.com Since 1993, Bernstein Liebhard LLP has recovered over $3.5 billion for its clients. In addition to representing individual investors, the Firm has been retained by some of the largest public and private pension funds in the country to monitor their assets and pursue litigation on their behalf. As a result of its success litigating hundreds of lawsuits and class actions, the Firm has been named to The National Law Journal’s “Plaintiffs’ Hot List” thirteen times and listed in The Legal 500 for ten consecutive years. ATTORNEY ADVERTISING. © 2021 Bernstein Liebhard LLP. The law firm responsible for this advertisement is Bernstein Liebhard LLP, 10 East 40th Street, New York, New York 10016, (212) 779-1414. The lawyer responsible for this advertisement in the State of Connecticut is Michael S. Bigin. Prior results do not guarantee or predict a similar outcome with respect to any future matter. Contact Information Matthew E. GuarneroBernstein Liebhard LLPhttps://www.bernlieb.com(877) 779-1414MGuarnero@bernlieb.com
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OTTAWA — Brady Tkachuk scored twice, Connor Brown extended his franchise-record goal-scoring streak to eight games and the Ottawa Senators beat the Winnipeg Jets 4-2 Monday. Evgenii Dadonov scored the game-winner for Ottawa (14-25-4), which ended a four-game losing streak. Anton Forsberg was impressive in goal after a shaky start with 24 saves. Thomas Chabot and Josh Norris each had two assists for the Senators. Kyle Connor and and Nikolaj Ehlers scored for Winnipeg. Connor Hellebuyck, making his seventh straight start, stopped 20 shots. Winnipeg (25-14-3) had its three-game winning streak ended and missed a chance to eat into Toronto's lead for top spot in the North Division. The Maple Leafs lost 4-2 to Montreal on Monday but remained six points ahead of the Jets. The Jets opened the scoring five minutes into the game after some sustained pressure on their first power play. Connor scored his 19th goal of the season when his slapshot hit the underside of the Ottawa crossbar and fell behind Forsberg. Ehlers made it 2-0 at 11:35 of the first period when he used Paul Stastny as a screen and fooled Forsberg with a quick shot to pick up his 18th goal of the campaign. With the goal, Ehlers extended his point streak to four games (three goals, three assists). The Senators got one back on the power play when Norris's shot deflected off both Jets defenceman Derek Forbort and Tkachuk and past Hellebuyck. Brown scored his eighth goal in eight games and 14th overall when his shot went off Hellebuyck's glove and into the net to tie the game 2-2. The Jets outshot Ottawa 14-7 in the second period, thanks in part to having three power plays. However, Forsberg was sharp to keep his team in the game. Ottawa managed a couple of good scoring chances in the second on the counter-attack. Hellebuyck denied Brown another goal when he stopped the red-hot forward's breakaway attempt. Hellebuyck had to be sharp again late in the period when he stopped speedy forward Alex Formenton on a breakaway and handled a follow-up from Chris Tierney. Dadonov scored when Hellebuyck was unable to handle a bouncing puck, allowing the Senators forward to get the rebound and backhand the puck over the Jets goalie. Tkachuk scored his second of the game and 14th of the season when he caused a turnover in the neutral zone, then skated into Winnipeg's end and wired a shot past Hellebuyck. The Senators went with a young defence after dealing veterans Mike Reilly, Erik Gudbranson and Braydon Coburn before Monday's trade deadline. Erik Brannstrom, 21, moved into Ottawa's top-four while Victor Mete, 22, made his Senators debut after being claimed off waivers from Montreal earlier Monday. The Jets and Senators meet again Wednesday at Canadian Tire Centre. NOTES: Winnipeg centre Mark Scheifele assisted on Connor's goal to give him an assist in four straight games. ... Ottawa forward Colin White played for the first time since he suffered an upper-body injury April 1 against Montreal. This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 12, 2021. The Canadian Press
Oil prices edged higher on Tuesday on tensions in the Middle East after the Yemen-based Houthi movement said it fired missiles on Saudi oil sites and on an expected drawdown in crude oil inventory in the United States. Brent crude oil futures was up 9 cents, or 0.1%, at $63.37 a barrel by 0055 GMT while U.S. crude oil futures gained 11 cents, or 0.2%, to $59.81 a barrel. "Crude oil prices struggled to break out of the recent trading range amid an uncertain outlook for the market," ANZ Research analysts said in a note.
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MILWAUKEE — The Chicago Cubs are concerned about a possible COVID-19 outbreak after two coaches tested positive for the virus and three relievers were placed on the COVID-19-related injured list. The team announced the positive test for bullpen coach Chris Young on Monday, with first base coach Craig Driver already away from the team following his positive test. Relievers Brandon Workman, Jason Adam and Dan Winkler were placed on the COVID-19-related injured list. There was no word on whether their designation was the result of a positive test or contact tracing. Despite the issues, manager David Ross said Monday night's series opener at Milwaukee isn’t in jeopardy of being postponed. “Everyone has tested today that is here and is negative,” he said. Left-handers Justin Steele and Brad Wieck were recalled from the team's alternate site in South Bend, Indiana. Veteran reliever Pedro Strop was selected as a replacement player from the alternate site. All three players were expected to be available against the Brewers. Ross said the team is being “extra cautious” right now. “I think that once you get a positive and what we got with Craig, it’s just on your radar for a while,” he said. “There’s always that underlying ‘How big is this?’ There’s concern, for sure.” Ross also said the organization is hoping for the best and planning for the worst. The Cubs avoided any COVID-19 scares last season on their way to the NL Central title. “We didn’t deal with this last year and feel very fortunate in that way,” Ross said. “You’re worried about the health and well-being of others and I think it hits home every time my phone rings and it's one of the docs or trainers. Your heart stings. And we’re trying to win ballgames, too.” ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/hub/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Rich Rovito, The Associated Press
(Bloomberg) -- Asian equities edged higher Tuesday, with U.S. stocks around record highs as investors eye the start of the corporate earnings season and relatively smooth sales of government debt.Shares rose in Hong Kong and Japan, and fluctuated in China. U.S. equity contracts were steady following a slight pullback in the S&P 500 Index after three straight weeks of gains. Tech shares weakened, led by Intel Corp. as Nvidia Corp. homed in on its microprocessors market.Bond yields rose only slightly after the U.S. Treasury’s auctions of three- and 10-year notes attracted decent demand. The government offers 30-year bonds Tuesday.A positive outlook for U.S. growth should help corporate earnings, though stocks look precarious at these record highs given spikes in Covid-19 cases and troubled vaccine rollouts in parts of the world. The potential for sharper increases in inflation and borrowing costs are also top of mind, with investors focusing on U.S. consumer prices data and the strength of demand at the remaining Treasury bond auction.“The real test is going to be when inflation starts to move higher,” said Priya Misra, global head of rates strategy at TD Securities on Bloomberg TV. “That’s when rates will have to reprice -- either for a sooner Fed exit, or a later exit but a faster path.”Elsewhere, President Joe Biden told companies vying for a tightly constrained global supply of semiconductors that he has bipartisan support for government funding to address a shortage that has idled automakers worldwide. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen will decline to name China as a currency manipulator in her first semiannual foreign-exchange report, according to people familiar with the matter, allowing the U.S. to sidestep a fresh clash with Beijing.Oil steadied just below $60 a barrel and the dollar edged higher. Bitcoin climbed back above $60,000 ahead of a listing by the largest U.S. cryptocurrency exchange.Some key events to watch this week:Banks and financial firms begin reporting first-quarter earnings, including JPMorgan Chase & Co., Citigroup Inc., Bank of America Corp., Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs Group Inc.The U.S. releases inflation data Tuesday.Economic Club of Washington hosts Fed Chair Jerome Powell for a moderated Q&A on Wednesday.U.S. Federal Reserve releases Beige Book on Wednesday.U.S. data including initial jobless claims, industrial production and retail sales come Thursday.China economic growth, industrial production and retail sales figures are on Friday.These are some of the main moves in financial markets:StocksS&P 500 futures were flat as of 10:37 a.m. in Tokyo. The index was little changed Monday.Japan’s Topix Index rose 0.5%.Shanghai Composite Index was little changed.Hang Seng Index was up 0.6%.South Korea’s Kospi Index climbed 0.7%.Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 Index was 0.2% higher.CurrenciesThe Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index edged up 0.1%.The yen was down 0.2% at 109.57 per dollar.The euro slipped 0.1% to $1.1900.The offshore yuan was at 6.5497 per dollar.BondsThe yield on 10-year Treasuries edged up one basis point to 1.67%.Australia’s 10-year yield was two basis points higher at 1.80%.CommoditiesWest Texas Intermediate crude was steady at $59.71 a barrel.Gold was 0.1% lower at $1,731.07 an ounce.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.
Londoners could be seen dancing on the streets of Soho on the first night out since lockdown restrictions were lifted. Revellers tasted the first signs of freedom as crowds gathered in the heart of the West End - but some warned of “very little” social distancing. In Soho, pedestrianised streets hosted thousands of revellers, with spontaneous bouts of clapping and dancing.
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SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — Xavi Hernandez was touted as a future coach of Barcelona even before leading Al-Sadd to the Qatar league title undefeated earlier this month. His chances will only improve if he can add the Asian Champions League title to his accomplishments this year. The group stage of the continental competition kicks off on Wednesday in the western zone which includes Al-Sadd. The side plays Iranian side Foolad in its opening Group D match. Al-Sadd was dominant this year under the 41-year-old Xavi, who won the World Cup with Spain in 2010. Al-Sadd finished first in Qatar’s 12-team league, winning 19 out of 22 games and scoring 77 goals while conceding just 14. “The toughest tournament awaits us," the former star midfielder said. “We are in an excellent period and fully ready to compete." Xavi took over Al-Sadd in May 2019 but even with former Arsenal star Santi Cazorla in strong form, the 2021 tournament will be a bigger challenge than usual. The number of teams has been expanded from 32 to 40 which means that only the 10 group winners and six best runners-up will progress to the knockout stage. In order to reduce travel in the global pandemic, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) decided in March that each group will be staged in one city with each team playing six games in just 15 days. Al-Sadd will play all its games in Riyadh, home of Al-Nassr. Elsewhere, 2019 champion Al-Hilal is hosting Group A in Riyadh with two teams from Central Asia — AGMK of Uzbekistan and Tajikistan powerhouse Istiklol — making their first appearances. The eastern zone, which features teams from Japan, South Korea, China and Australia, is scheduled to start in June, although the hosting venues have not been decided. ___ More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/hub/soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports John Duerden, The Associated Press
Gov. Mike Parson has said he won’t require vaccines to travel in Missouri but said he was “fine with” private sector vaccine requirements.
The news that the Arclight Cinemas are closing permanently — part of the larger closure that includes Pacific Theaters in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic — hit the film industry, and the greater Los Angeles community, like a shockwave. Filmmaker John August was one of the first to tweet about the news: “Oh no. […]
MONTREAL — Tomas Tatar scored two goals -- including an empty-netter -- as the Montreal Canadiens defeated Toronto 4-2 on Monday night to end the Maple Leafs' six-game winning streak. Nick Suzuki and Josh Anderson also scored for the Canadiens (18-12-9), who won for the first time in four games. Auston Matthews and John Tavares replied for the visiting Maple Leafs (28-11-3). It was the first loss of the year for Toronto goalie Jack Campbell, who set an NHL record with 11 straight wins to start a season. It was Toronto's first regulation defeat since dropping a 4-3 decision to the Calgary Flames on March 19. The Maple Leafs looked scattered in the early going at Bell Centre. Poor clearing attempts and sloppy defensive play proved costly as a loose puck careened off a skate to Tatar, who shovelled it in at 1:17. Montreal dominated play over most of the opening period. With Zach Bogosian off for high-sticking, Suzuki fired in a wrist shot from the face-off circle at 7:53 to make it 2-0. The Maple Leafs were nearly burned on a too-many-men call at 9:58 but Campbell held the Canadiens at bay. Montreal outshot Toronto 11-3 over the first 20 minutes. The Maple Leafs came out with more zip in the second period and were rewarded at 9:28 when Matthews scored his NHL-leading 32nd goal of the season. He tipped in a pass from Mitch Marner, who picked up his team-leading 39th assist. Tavares tied the game at 14:57 when he roofed a backhand after a scramble in front of Montreal netminder Jake Allen. Anderson restored Montreal's lead at 16:22. He kept the puck on a 2-on-1 break and picked the top corner on Campbell's glove side. Jonathan Drouin was called for a tripping penalty midway through the third period but the Maple Leafs' power-play struggles continued. Toronto managed only two shots and has converted only one of its last 36 opportunities with the man advantage. Campbell made a pair of brilliant saves late in the third period, stoning both Anderson and Suzuki to keep it a one-goal game. Tatar iced the Montreal win at 17:35. Each team had 25 shots on net. Both teams were busy before the trade deadline. The Maple Leafs' highlight move was landing forward Nick Foligno from Columbus while the Canadiens acquired blueliner Erik Gustafsson from Philadelphia. Neither player was in the lineup Monday night. Montreal and Toronto will face off four times over the last two weeks of the regular season. The Maple Leafs have a 4-2-0 edge in the season series. The Maple Leafs will return home to play Calgary on Tuesday night. The Canadiens will be back in action Wednesday against the visiting Flames. This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 12, 2021. The Canadian Press