De'Anthony Melton (Memphis Grizzlies) with a deep 3 vs the Washington Wizards, 03/02/2021
De'Anthony Melton (Memphis Grizzlies) with a deep 3 vs the Washington Wizards, 03/02/2021
Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly on Thursday vetoed a Republican measure that would have made Kansas the latest state with a GOP-controlled legislature to ban transgender athletes from girls' and women's school sports. Kelly's action was widely expected because she had labeled the bill “regressive” and said it would hurt the state's ability to recruit businesses. Conservative Republican lawmakers did not have the two-thirds majorities necessary in both chambers to override a veto when they pushed it to passage earlier this month.
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WASHINGTON — Climate. Climate. Macron. Macron again. Beep. Beep. Beep. Can someone please tell Vladimir Putin he’s on live? Mr. President, Mr. President? And please unmute yourself, Australia Prime Minister Scott Morrison. Just like the rest of us, world leaders are still figuring out the tech side of virtual work, even more than a year into the pandemic. Thursday’s livestreamed U.S.-hosted global climate summit started with a glitch, not a bang. Vice-President Kamala Harris began the two-day summit by stepping forward to introduce President Joe Biden, but her speech was literally double talk. Everything she said echoed, echoed. That set a tone for the event, which also featured random beeps, still more echoes and the accidental disclosure that French President Emmanuel Macron’s speech seemed to be taped. The first time Macron came on, there was no simultaneous translation until the very end, when he introduced Russian President Vladimir Putin. But no one told Putin. For an uncomfortably long time, more than a minute, the Russian leader was silent on screen, staring forward and not talking except to turn his head toward aides. Sometimes his finger danced around his lips and chin. Finally he got his cue and started to talk. When Putin finished, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, the master of ceremonies, asked for the tape of Macron to be replayed. The translation was still late, but at least it showed up. Australia's prime minister had a glitch that Zoom users know all too well in the “you're on mute” era. He started talking, but no one could hear him at first. During several leaders' talks, phone-dialing beeps intruded. There were several times when stray voices talked over leaders, and the feed from Colombia was fuzzy. When Biden came back for his second talk, this time emphasizing money and technology, technology didn’t co-operate. That start-of-the-show echo was back, was back. Not all the funny moments were technical glitches. Boris Johnson, the prime minister of the United Kingdom, wanted everyone to know fighting climate change isn’t about “bunny hugging.” So serious was he about making the point, he used the phrase twice, essentially saying “hare, hare” to the echo theme. Seth Borenstein, The Associated Press
Netflix has ordered a documentary series about NASCAR Cup Series driver Darrell “Bubba” Wallace. The series is currently in production and will follow Wallace behind the scenes of the 2021 NASCAR season as he competes for the newly formed 23XI Racing team, which was created by Wallace, Michael Jordan, and Denny Hamlin. Wallace is currently […]
Ontario’s premier got emotional today as he apologized for a mistake and some leaders urged the federal government to tighten restrictions for travellers returning to Canada as rates of COVID-19 variants continue to surge across the country. Doug Ford choked up talking about how people were angry after his government increased police enforcement powers and closed playgrounds last Friday, decisions which have since been reversed. "I’m sorry and I sincerely apologize," Ford said from his home where he is isolating after being exposed to COVID-19. "Because as premier, as I said right from the beginning, the buck stops with me.” Ford said there are no easy choices left as a devastating third wave of the pandemic washes over Ontario. There were 3,682 new cases reported today and 40 more deaths. Ford also promised a paid sick-leave program. He did not provide details but said people forced into quarantine shouldn't have to worry about their jobs or income. Quebec reported 1,248 new cases and seven more deaths. Premier Francois Legault called for tougher quarantine rules for passengers on international flights and people driving into Canada after a variant that appears to be wreaking havoc in India was detected in that province earlier this week. B.1.617 is considered a variant of interest. Legault said a number of premiers are writing to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau asking for more restrictions. Dr. Howard Njoo, Canada's deputy chief public health officer, said those conversations are ongoing and changes to the border are coming imminently. “Now is not the time to be traveling abroad," he added. Federal Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole took the call a step further. He said the federal government must temporarily suspend flights from hot-spot countries immediately. "We have to make sure that we stop the risk of these dangerous variants getting into Canada, or getting further into Canada, while our vaccination levels are so low," O'Toole said during an announcement at a downtown Ottawa hotel. Health Canada says about one per cent of arriving passengers are testing positive, but can't say how many have tested positive after 10 days. Elsewhere, Nova Scotia closed its provincial boundary today to non-essential travel from all parts of Canada — except Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador — as it deals with a spike in COVID-19 cases. When asked about travel within Canada, Njoo said he felt discouraged by people making the choice to cross provincial boundaries for things like ski trips or holidays. He said too many health-care systems are overwhelmed and more people still need to get vaccinations. "This is not the time for that," he said. "There's a crisis going on." Canada passed a vaccination milestone Thursday morning with more than 10 million people receiving at least one dose — about 30 per cent of the adult population. Maj. Gen. Dany Fortin, who is leading the country's distribution effort, said he remains optimistic the number of vaccines coming into the country will continue to increase despite Moderna struggling with production and no further shipments of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine confirmed. The first delivery of 300,000 Johnson & Johnson doses will arrive in Canada next week and be distributed to the provinces the first week of May. "Overall the quantities of vaccines we can expect from manufacturers continue to grow so that more and more Canadians can continue to be vaccinated." This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 22, 2021. Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press
EXCLUSIVE: Universal Pictures has landed the rights to the Brian Freeman novel Infinite, with Fast & Furious scribe Chris Morgan and Head of Development Ainsley Davies producing through their Chris Morgan Productions. Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer will write the script. The story follows Dylan Moran, who after being consumed by grief after losing his […]
Netflix is developing a docuseries following Bubba Wallace, NASCAR’s only Black full-time driver, as he competes for Michael Jordan and Denny Hamlin’s 23XI Racing team. The untitled series, from 300 Studios and Boardwalk Pictures and directed and produced by Erik Parker, will take viewers behind the 2021 NASCAR season through Wallace’s eyes. The Netflix series will […]
At this time, for opening remarks and introductions, I'd like to turn the call over to the vice president of investor relations, Mr. Mark Kimbrough. With me this morning is our CEO, Sam Hazen; and CFO, Bill Rutherford.
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If it seems like Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) has its hands in just about every industry these days, it's because the online retail giant has made a huge effort to expand into different sectors of the market. Not only did it recently launch an online pharmacy service, but it's been steadily expanding into the grocery space with its Amazon Fresh supermarkets. Amazon has announced that it will be opening its first hair salon in East London.
CALGARY — Inter Pipeline Ltd. says it has signed take-or-pay contracts covering about 60 per cent of production from the Heartland Petrochemical Complex it's building northeast of Edmonton as it continues to fight off a hostile takeover bid by Brookfield Infrastructure Partners LP. The Calgary-based company said Thursday the deals with a total of seven parties have an average duration of nine years and it is confident it will achieve its goal of 70 per cent contracted production before the plant, designed to convert propane into polypropylene plastic pellets, starts up in early 2022. “Our announcement today is very positive for shareholders. It provides clarity around the success we've had in creating what we call more like an infrastructure-based contracting model for the plant,” Inter CEO Christian Bayle said in an interview. The contracts are with a mixture of North American polypropylene consumers as well as Canadian and multinational producers who will pay to have their propane transformed into polypropylene at the plant and then share in the profit when that product goes to market, he said. When Brookfield made its takeover offer in February of $16.50 per share in cash or 0.206 of a Brookfield Infrastructure Corp. class-A exchangeable share (a deal that values Inter at $7.1 billion), it said it would consider increasing the bid if Inter can "substantiate'' growth and commercialization plans for the $4-billion Heartland project. Inter said Thursday it expects Heartland to generate annual adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization of between $400 million and $450 million in its first full year of operation, based on 70 per cent stable contracted sales and 30 per cent merchant sales. In estimating the merchant sales, Inter said it is assuming a US$1,200 per tonne difference between North American posted polypropylene and Edmonton propane prices, a "conservative" assumption based on the current spread of US$2,300 per tonne and the seven-year average of US$1,400 per tonne. Brookfield declined to comment on Thursday. Bayle laughed when asked if Brookfield had called him after the announcement, then declined to answer due to confidentiality rules associated with the strategic alternatives review launched by the Inter board after the Brookfield bid. "How that translates into a reaction from Brookfield, that's really a question for them," he said. "When it comes to our strategic review process, clearly it has to be a net positive." He said the company's long search for a Heartland partner and the review are expected to "all funnel together" before the hostile bid expires on June 7. Heartland was given a financial boost two weeks ago when the United Conservative Party government in Alberta committed $408 million in cash grants over three years once the complex is operational to replace $200 million in royalty credits granted by the previous NDP government. In a report, analysts with Stifel FirstEnergy said achieving 60 per cent contracted sales is below target but "is likely above market expectations." It added Inter's adjusted EBITDA forecast is less than expected given the Alberta cash injection announcement. "While we view the update as positive given the previous uncertainty around the project, we expect the name will continue to trade on news related to the hostile takeover from Brookfield," said ATB Capital Markets in a report. It added that it expects the contract news could generate more announcements in relation to Inter's review and partner search. This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 22, 2021. Companies in this story: (TSX:IPL, TSX:BIP. UN, TSX:BIPC) Dan Healing, The Canadian Press
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The 2021 Tribeca Festival, which announced its full lineup earlier this week, has unveiled a selection of 46 short films from 20 countries in narrative, documentary and animation. Blondie will perform live following the North American Premiere of Blondie: Vivir En La Habana about the rock band’s first time performance in Havana, Cuba in 2019. […]
Konica Minolta’s award-winning AccurioPress C14000 Series high-volume production press. Ramsey, NJ, April 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) is pleased to announce it has secured a third prestigious accolade in seven months for its AccurioPress C14000/C12000 digital production presses. This most recent award – the iF DESIGN AWARD 2021 – comes from the Hannover-based iF International Forum Design GmbH, the world’s oldest independent design forum. For 67 years, the iF DESIGN AWARD has been recognized as an arbiter of quality for exceptional design. This year’s award competition was particularly intense, with 9,509 entries submitted from 52 countries in the hope of receiving the coveted seal of quality. In March, Konica Minolta’s AccurioPress C14000 Series was named winner of the “Red Dot Award: Product Design 2021” from a record number of entries. And last October, an international jury remarked on the “outstanding” design of the presses when awarding Konica Minolta the “Good Design Award 2020” from the Japan Institute of Design Promotion. “When we expanded our range of offerings to include the high-end production print area, we worked hard to provide this segment with a really high-quality, high-speed press that offers better total productivity,” said Dino Pagliarello, Senior Vice President, Product Management and Planning, Konica Minolta. “Receiving the iF DESIGN AWARD, one of the most important design prizes in the world, proves yet again that we are a leader in the print production market.” The award-winning, highly automated presses, which incorporate advanced software, reinforce Konica Minolta’s mission to support the transformation of its customers by sector and industry, predicting potential challenges and creating solutions together. The AccurioPress Series boasts unparalleled efficiency in high-volume production, printing up to 140 pages per minute (PPM) in A4 at 2400 dpi. Konica Minolta provided the industry’s first automatic pre-print adjustment and print quality inspection functions; and media sensor that lets users know the optimal print settings. These innovations enable printing companies to not only minimize wasted time but also hire operators from diverse backgrounds without special skills. Learn more online about Konica Minolta’s AccurioPress C14000: In the USA / In Canada About Konica Minolta Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is a leader in industrial and commercial printing and packaging solutions. With a comprehensive portfolio of production print offerings, it delivers the latest innovations in printing, applications and expertise. Its All Covered IT Services division offers a range of IT strategy, support, and network security solutions across all verticals. Konica Minolta has been recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys for fourteen consecutive years, and the World Technology Awards recently named the company a finalist in the IT Software category. Konica Minolta, Inc. has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for nine consecutive years and has spent four years on the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World list. Konica Minolta partners with its clients to give shape to ideas and work to bring value to our society. For more information, please visit us online and follow Konica Minolta on Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn and Twitter. About Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) Ltd. Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) Ltd. is reshaping and revolutionizing the Workplace of the Future™. With our comprehensive portfolio, we deliver solutions to leverage mobility and cloud services and optimize business processes with workflow automation. Konica Minolta's IT Services Division offers a range of IT strategy, support and network security solutions across all verticals. Konica Minolta has been recognized by Brand Keys as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier market for 13 consecutive years. Konica Minolta, Inc. has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for eight years in a row. We partner with our customers to give shape to ideas and work to bring value to our society. For more information, please visit www.konicaminolta.ca and follow Konica Minolta on LinkedIn, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter (@KonicaMinoltaCA). Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) Ltd. Press ContactKonica Minolta Media Relations – Canadainfo@bt.konicaminolta.ca # # # # # Attachment AccurioPressC14000 CONTACT: Maggie Grande Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. 1-551-500-2659 email@example.com
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Development company behind Crispin Hard Cider, Formula O2 & more celebrates 29 years of business Joia Spirit Craft Cocktails Flavorman Lab LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Flavorman, a Louisville, KY-based beverage development company, is proud to mark its 70,000th beverage formulation—essentially the “recipe” used to manufacture a commercial drink product. For the last 29 years, the beverage innovator has developed these custom formulations for brands big and small. Founded in 1992 by “supertaster” David Dafoe, Flavorman has evolved from a small consulting firm to a full-service product development and ingredient supply company. Today, the 50-person team of “Beverage Architects” assist startups and some of the world’s most beloved drink brands in a state-of-the-art facility in downtown Louisville. The company achieved its latest record by developing a whopping 11,500 of their 70,000 formulations in just three years. Their formulations include national and global beverage brands like Crispin Hard Cider, Formula O2, Jones Soda, Chiquita, Joia Spirit Craft Cocktails, Go Fast Energy, and many others they aren’t allowed to talk about due to client confidentiality agreements. “You don’t get to 70,000 formulations without a substantial amount of expertise and plenty of imagination,” says Dafoe. “In the beginning, our clients trusted us to do great work and now they don’t expect anything less—our beverages speak for themselves and our reputation is second to none.” In contrast to “flavor houses” that manufacture ready-made “stock” formulations, Flavorman helps clients bring new products to market from concept to production planning and quality control. With their cutting-edge process and specialized, technical expertise, Flavorman collaborates with clients to engineer custom flavors and build one-of-a-kind beverage formulations under the sole ownership of the client. “As we approach our 30th anniversary in 2022, it’s difficult to think of a flavor or drink concept that we haven’t created—we’ve done it all, and we continue to push the envelope on what’s possible in beverages,” says David Dafoe, Founder & CEO. “If you can drink it, we’ve made it—and we’re always working on what’s next.” For more information, visit flavorman.com or contact our team. ABOUT FLAVORMAN: Founded by David Dafoe in 1992, the Louisville, KY-based Flavorman has evolved into an international custom beverage development company. Flavorman works with companies and entrepreneurs—big and small—to develop everything from energy drinks to flavored spirits and more. Flavorman has created 70,000 beverage formulations since 2021 made up of thousands of household staples and iconic brands that have defined generations—and changed what the world is drinking. Visit flavorman.com to learn more. ### Attachments Joia Spirit Products Flavorman Lab 1 CONTACT: Rachel Knowles Flavorman (502) 383-9953 firstname.lastname@example.org
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In response to recent and explosive allegations about producer Scott Rudin’s workplace behavior, the Producers Guild of America is forming a task force to combat bullying in Hollywood. “We are deeply disturbed and disheartened by the continuing allegations of workplace harassment and abuse in our industry, and stand with those who speak out against such […]