Yahoo Finance Canada's Alicja Siekierska and strategy expert Mark Satov discuss the proposed acquisition of outdoor retail MEC by a U.S private investment firm.
Yahoo Finance Canada's Alicja Siekierska and strategy expert Mark Satov discuss the proposed acquisition of outdoor retail MEC by a U.S private investment firm.
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New COVID-19 liability legislation would not protect long-term care providers from being sued, Premier Doug Ford said Wednesday, as he urged families to pursue legal action if they believe a loved one died in a seniors home due to negligence. Ford said he initially shared the same concerns that critics of the new bill introduced this week have expressed, that it would protect bad actors in a sector that has seen more than 1,900 long-term care home residents die during the pandemic. The government introduced the proposed legislation Tuesday saying it was designed to protect front-line workers and small businesses who are following public health rules and where COVID-19 exposure may occur inadvertently.
Tesla's latest quarterly numbers beat analyst expectations on both revenue and earnings per share, bringing in $8.77 billion in revenues for the third quarter. With the report that Tesla had already beaten Wall Street's expectations for deliveries earlier this month, the question for today's earnings call was how much efficiency (and by extension profit) the electric car and battery company was able to wring out of its manufacturing processes. Now we have the answer as Tesla reported profits of $809 million on revenues of $8.77 billion for the third quarter.
Apple announced the new iPhone 12, so previous models are massively discounted.
Tesla reported third-quarter earnings results after market close on Wednesday.
ROME — Pope Francis became the first pontiff to endorse same-sex civil unions in comments for a documentary that premiered Wednesday, sparking cheers from gay Catholics and demands for clarification from conservatives, given the Vatican’s official teaching on the issue. The papal thumbs-up came midway through the feature-length documentary “Francesco," which premiered at the Rome Film Festival. The film, which features fresh interviews with the pope, delves into issues Francis cares about most, including the environment, poverty, migration, racial and income inequality, and the people most affected by discrimination. “Homosexual people have the right to be in a family. They are children of God,” Francis said. “You can't kick someone out of a family, nor make their life miserable for this. What we have to have is a civil union law; that way they are legally covered.” While serving as archbishop of Buenos Aires, Francis endorsed civil unions for gay couples as an alternative to same-sex marriages. However, he had never come out publicly in favour of civil unions as pope, and no pontiff before him had, either. Later Wednesday, questions arose about when Francis first made the remarks. The scene of his interview is identical to one from 2019 with Mexican broadcaster Televisa, but his comments about the need for legal protections for civil unions apparently never aired until the documentary. The Rev. James Martin, a Jesuit who has sought to build bridges with gay Catholics, praised the comments as “a major step forward in the church’s support for LGBT people.” "The pope’s speaking positively about civil unions also sends a strong message to places where the church has opposed such laws," Martin said in a statement. However, conservative Bishop Thomas Tobin of Providence, Rhode Island, called for clarification. “The pope’s statement clearly contradicts what has been the long-standing teaching of the church about same-sex unions," he said in a statement. “The church cannot support the acceptance of objectively immoral relationships." Catholic teaching holds that gay people must be treated with dignity and respect but that homosexual acts are “intrinsically disordered.” A 2003 document from the Vatican’s doctrine office stated the church’s respect for gay people “cannot lead in any way to approval of homosexual behaviour or to legal recognition of homosexual unions.” Doing so, the Vatican reasoned, would not only condone “deviant behaviour," but create an equivalence to marriage, which the church holds is an indissoluble union between man and woman. That document was signed by the then-prefect of the office, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, the future Pope Benedict XVI and Francis’ predecessor. Director Evgeny Afineevsky, who is gay, expressed surprise after the premiere that the pope's comments had created such a firestorm, saying Francis wasn't trying to change doctrine but was merely expressing his belief gay people should enjoy the same rights as heterosexuals. “The world needs positivity right now, the world needs to care about climate change, care about refugees and migration, borders, walls, family separation," Afineevsky said, urging attention to the main issues covered by the film. One main character in the documentary is Juan Carlos Cruz, the Chilean survivor of clergy sexual abuse whom Francis initially discredited during a 2018 visit to Chile. Cruz, who is gay, said that during his first meetings with the pope in May 2018 after they patched things up, Francis assured him that God made Cruz gay. Cruz tells his own story throughout the film, chronicling both Francis’ evolution on understanding sexual abuse as well as to document the pope's views on gay people. Afineevsky had remarkable access to cardinals, the Vatican television archives and the pope himself. He said he negotiated his way in through persistence, and deliveries of Argentine mate tea and Alfajores cookies that he got to the pope via well-connected Argentines in Rome. “Listen, when you are in the Vatican, the only way to achieve something is to break the rule and then to say, ‘I’m sorry,’” Afineevsky said in an interview. The director worked official and unofficial channels starting in 2018, and ended up so close to Francis by the end of the project that he showed him the movie on his iPad in August. The two recently exchanged Yom Kippur greetings; Afineevsky is a Russian-born, Israeli-raised Jew now based in Los Angeles. On Wednesday, Afineevsky's 48th birthday, the director said Francis presented him with a birthday cake at the Vatican. But “Francesco” is more than a biopic about the pope. Wim Wenders did that in the 2018 film “Pope Francis: A Man of His Word.” “Francesco,” is more a visual survey of the world’s crises and tragedies, with audio from the pope providing possible solutions. Afineevsky, who was nominated for an Oscar for his 2015 documentary “Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom,” travelled the world to document the film: at Cox’s Bazaar in Bangladesh, where Myanmar’s Rohingya sought refuge; the U.S.-Mexico border; and Francis’ native Argentina. “The film tells the story of the pope by reversing the cameras,” said Vatican communications director Paolo Ruffini, one of Afineevsky’s closest Vatican-based collaborators. Ruffini said that when Afineevsky approached him about a documentary, he tried to tamp down his hopes for interviewing the pope. “I told him it wasn’t going to be easy,” he said. But Ruffini suggested Afineevsky find the people who had been impacted by the pope, even after just a brief meeting: refugees, prisoners and gay people to whom he has ministered. “I told him that many of those encounters had certainly been filmed by the Vatican cameras, and that there he would find a veritable gold mine of stories that told a story," Ruffini said. “He would be able to tell story of the pope through the eyes of all and not just his own.” Francis' outreach dates to his first foreign trip in 2013, when he uttered the now-famous words “Who am I to judge," when asked during an airborne news conference returning from Rio de Janiero about a purportedly gay priest. Since then, he has ministered to gays and transsexual prostitutes, and welcomed people in gay partnerships into his inner circle. One of them was his former student, Yayo Grassi, who along with his partner visited Francis at the Vatican Embassy in Washington D.C., during a 2015 visit to the U.S. The Vatican publicized that encounter, making video and photos of it available, after Francis was ambushed during that same visit by his then-ambassador, Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, who invited the Kentucky anti-gay marriage activist Kim Davis to meet with the pope. News of the Davis audience made headlines and was viewed by conservatives as a papal stamp of approval for Davis, who was jailed for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses. The Vatican vigorously sought to downplay it, with a spokesman saying the meeting by no means indicated Francis’ support for her or her position on gay marriage. Francis, the former Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, was fervently opposed to gay marriage when he was archbishop of Buenos Aires. Then, he launched what gay activists remember as a “war of God" against Argentina's move to approve same-sex marriage. The pope's authorized biographer, Sergio Rubin, said at the time of his 2013 election that Bergoglio was politically wise enough to know the church couldn’t win a fight against gay marriage. Instead, Rubin said, Bergoglio urged his fellow bishops to lobby for gay civil unions. It wasn’t until Bergoglio's proposal was shot down by the conservative bishops’ conference that he publicly declared his opposition, and the church lost the issue altogether. In the documentary, Francis essentially confirms Rubin's account of what transpired. Of his belief in the need for legislation to protect gay couples in civil relationships, he said: “I stood up for that." Francis DeBernardo, executive director of New Ways Ministry, an organization of LGBT Catholics, praised Francis’ comments as a “historic” shift for a church that has a record of persecuting gays. “At the same time, we urge Pope Francis to apply the same kind of reasoning to recognize and bless these same unions of love and support within the Catholic Church, too," he said in a statement. More conservative commentators sought to play down Francis’ words and said that while secular civil unions are one thing, a church blessing of them is quite another. In a tweet, conservative U.S. author and commentator Ryan Anderson noted that he and some colleagues had gone on record a decade ago saying they would support federal civil unions for any two adults who commit to sharing domestic responsibilities. Such an arrangement, Anderson said, would leave churches the option of refusing to recognize these unions as marriage. Nicole Winfield, The Associated Press
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Factors such as the technological advancements in the market are propelling the growth of the clinical microbiology market. Additionally, rising inclination epidemics like COVID-19 and investments from private and public sectors affect the growth of clinical microbiology market.New York, Oct. 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report "Clinical Microbiology Market by Application, Disease, Product, End User - Global Forecast to 2025" - https://www.reportlinker.com/p03887589/?utm_source=GNW However, unfavorable reimbursement scenarios in some countries is hampering the growth of this market. The recent COVID-19 global pandemic has also impacted the clinical microbiology market.Demand from the main end-users has declined as key regions, and countries have imposed social distancing rules and lockdowns. This impact is expected to be short-term, and no adverse effects are to be foreseen after the market gradually reopens. The reagent segment to witness the highest growth rate in the clinical microbiology market, by product, during the forecast period. The reagent segment is expected to witness the highest growth rate during the forecast period. The high growth in this owes to the high prevalence of infectious diseases across major markets (resulting in a growing number of clinical diagnostic procedures), the increasing trend of reagent rental agreements along with instrument sales, and a rising number of life science researches in the field of specific reagents for targeted infectious disease diagnosis and treatment, especially across emerging countries. The respiratory diseases accounted for the largest share of the clinical microbiology market, by diseases, in 2019. The respiratory diseases segment accounted for the largest share of the clinical microbiology market in 2019.This segment is also estimated to register the highest CAGR during the forecast period. The large share and high growth rate of this segment can be attributed to factors such as the large patient population suffering from respiratory diseases, rising prevalence of target respiratory diseases (such as TB, asthma, COPD, and bronchitis) across developing countries, and growth in the number of epidemic outbreaks of respiratory infections. The hospitals & diagnostics centers segment accounted for the largest share of the clinical microbiology, by end-users, in 2019 The hospitals and diagnostic centers segment accounted for the largest market share in 2019. The large share of this segment is attributed to the high incidence of target diseases (such as tuberculosis, HIV-AIDS, malaria, and epidemic diseases), availability of technologically advanced products (such as molecular diagnostic products and PCR and NGS-based instruments) for infectious disease diagnosis, growing awareness among doctors and clinicians regarding the advantages offered by molecular diagnostic products for fast and effective disease diagnosis, and ongoing expansion of healthcare infrastructure across emerging countries. The Asia Pacific market to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. The clinical microbiology market is segmented into five major regions, namely, North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. Government efforts to increase awareness related to genome-based infectious disease diagnosis, supportive regulations for the development and commercialization of advanced clinical microbiology products, rising healthcare expenditure, an increasing number of hospitals and clinical diagnostic laboratories in India and China, expanding research base across India, China, and Japan, and the increasing incidence of infectious diseases are the major factors driving the growth of the APAC clinical microbiology market. Breakdown of supply-side primary interviews: • By Company Type: Tier 1: 25%, Tier 2: 30%, and Tier 3: 45% • By Designation: C-level: 23%, D-level: 30%, and Others: 47% • By Region: Europe: 30%, North America: 40%, APAC: 22%, Latin America: 6%, and the Middle East & Africa: 2% The major players operating in the orthopedic braces and supports market are bioMérieux (France), Danaher Corporation (US), Becton, Dickinson and Company (US), Abbott Laboratories (US), and Roche Diagnostics (Switzerland). Other prominent players include Thermo Fisher Scientific (US), QIAGEN (Netherlands), 3M (US), Bio-Rad Laboratories (US), Bruker Corporation (US), and Hologic (US). Research Coverage This report studies the clinical microbiology market based on the product, application, diseases, end user, and region.The report also studies factors (such as drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges) affecting market growth and provides details of the competitive landscape for market leaders. 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Stan Van Gundy is headed to the New Orleans Pelicans, where he'll take over a promising team that includes 2019 No. 1 overall draft pick Zion Williamson and reigning Most Improved Player Brandon Ingram.Van Gundy agreed to a four-year contract, said a person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the terms had not been revealed publicly.The coach said on his Twitter account Wednesday that he was “excited to join a talented New Orleans Pelicans team" and thanked team owner Gayle Benson and others for the opportunity.“It will be an honour to work with our players and to work for Mrs. Benson and David Griffin, Trajan Langdon, their staff and the great people of New Orleans," Van Gundy wrote. "I can’t wait to talk to our players and get the process started."Among the players he'll talk to is veteran locker-room leader JJ Redick, who spent his second through sixth NBA seasons playing for Van Gundy in Orlando. Redick has readily credited Van Gundy for helping him develop into a reliable double-digit scorer.“In terms of intangibles and characteristics I think any NBA player should have, I think he taught me those things and he reinforced those things in me — professionalism, accountability ... not taking any nights off, all that stuff, because he lives that,” Redick said of Van Gundy in 2016, when he played for the Los Angeles Clippers and Van Gundy was coaching Detroit. “I see how hard he works, how much he invests in his craft, and so as a player, playing for him, you really have no choice but to do the same.”In New Orleans, Van Gundy will replace Alvin Gentry, who was let go after the Pelicans missed this season’s playoffs. Part of the problem for the Pelicans this season was that Williamson missed most of the season; he averaged 22.5 points and 6.3 rebounds per game on 58% shooting, albeit in only 24 games.The Pelicans were 30-42 this past season, getting to the NBA's restart bubble at Walt Disney World but falling well short of the playoffs. They have a promising young core with Williamson, Ingram, Lonzo Ball, Jaxson Hayes and Nickeil Alexander-Walker, plus currently hold four picks in this year’s draft.Van Gundy, 61, is a seasoned coach with a more traditional and direct style of communicating with players. His task now is to get Williamson and a largely young supporting cast to buy into a vision that is bound to emphasize defence as much, if not more, than pace of play.Van Gundy spent parts of 12 seasons coaching Miami, Orlando and Detroit, winning 58% of his games and going to the playoffs eight times. He was Dwyane Wade’s first coach in Miami after Pat Riley's surprise resignation in the fall of 2003, then stepped down from the Heat job 21 games into the 2005-06 season — the year Miami went on to win its first championship.He won 66% of his games in five seasons in Orlando, taking the Magic to the 2009 NBA Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers and going to the playoffs in each of those seasons. His firing from the Magic in 2012 came after a season in which he said he'd been told by management that Dwight Howard wanted him fired.And then his four seasons in Detroit were largely a struggle — three losing seasons, the best year in that run being a 44-38 season where the Pistons got swept from the playoffs.But a common theme in Van Gundy's coaching career is solid defence. In eight of his seasons, his teams ranked in the top 10 defensively, including the 2008-09 Magic that ranked first.“Pretty much any sort of team defence concept that’s pertinent to modern NBA basketball, I learned from Stan,” Redick has said.While Pelicans veteran guard Jrue Holiday is highly regarded for his defensive play, stopping opponents from scoring was a considerable problem for New Orleans this past season. The Pelicans gave up 117.1 points per game, better than just three of the NBA's 30 teams.Van Gundy, who had been working most recently as an NBA analyst for Turner Sports, is bound to target that as an area in immediate need of improvement.___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsTim Reynolds And Brett Martel, The Associated Press
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A group of nurses from the Gaza Strip staged a protest in a public square on Wednesday, saying an Israeli travel ban has led the Jerusalem hospital where they worked for many years to fire them. The seven nurses gathered at a public square in Gaza City, wearing lab coats and holding banners that said: “Firing us is a death sentence on our profession and families.” “We never expected that Makassed would dismiss us arbitrarily,” said Baher Lulu, 53, a critical care nurse who said he joined the hospital 30 years ago, when travel from Gaza to Jerusalem did not require Israeli permission.
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