Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous and Craig Birk, Chief Investment Officer at Personal Capital, discuss the latest market moves amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous and Craig Birk, Chief Investment Officer at Personal Capital, discuss the latest market moves amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
New Delhi [India], January 19 (ANI): India has at least 70 lakh cases of burn injuries annually with mortality rate as high as 1.4 lakh per year with additional 2.4 lakh patients who end up with severe deformities, Union Minister Dr Harsh said on Monday while inaugurating the newly constructed Burns and Plastic Surgery Block of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi.
The Domestic Freight Market in US will grow by $ 170.10 bn during 2021-2025
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There are no guarantees for the survival of white sturgeon on the upper Columbia but there’s’ still hope. The population is dangerously low, but it’s stable enough to have staved off extirpation, giving researchers time to solvethe puzzle of why many of these prehistoric fish are dying before they can reproduce. The current estimate for the Canadian portion of the Columbia River is approximately 1,100 wild adults, with more than5,500 hatchery-origin sturgeon at large. “The white sturgeon conservation aquaculture program has been releasing hatchery-raised sturgeon into the ColumbiaRiver annually since 2002 and has been very successful,” reads a 2020 BC Hydro water-use plan update. “Monitoring showsthat more of the young fish have survived than originally expected.” The Upper Columbia White Sturgeon Recovery Initiative (UCWSRI) was formed in 2001 by BC Hydro and two dozen partnersfrom government, First Nations, industry and environmental groups in Canada and the U.S. to better understand theimpacts of river-flow changes caused by hydroelectric dams built from the 1960s through the 1980s. The sturgeon population was listed as endangered under the Canadian Species at Risk Act in 2006 due to recruitmentfailure, when too few fish survive to their reproductive age. Researchers estimate the wild population once relied on an adult population of 1,500 spawners to maintain groupsustainability. Today there are only about 100 adults contributing to spawning events. The conservation-aquaculture program is focusing on collecting eggs and larvae from the wild for rearing in a hatchery toensure survivability and genetic diversity. A decade ago as many as 4,000 hatchery fish were released annually into the Upper Columbia, but today the releases havedropped significantly as researchers record higher survival rates than previously expected, and as they fine tune theirunderstanding of the fish and their habitat. “The aquaculture program is constantly evolving and adaptively managed in response to new information,” Kevin Aquino, aBC Hydro spokesperson said. “The number of fish released since 2001 has been steadily declining as we learn how well thefish survive following their release. Currently, the release of 200 fish at a minimum body weight of 200 grams is sufficientto meet long-term population targets set in the national recovery strategy.” Sturgeon can grow up to three metres in length and live up to 100 years. They begin breeding only in their second decade,which underscores the importance and complexity of seeing them through to maturity. Even then, reproduction rates areunpredictable as males breed only every one or two years, and females every three to seven years. An investigation of spawning sites has revealed one area in the Upper Columbia River that will undergo habitat restorationnext year, but there is still no certainty as to why the general population is not procreating successfully. Scientists have observed thousands of wild-hatched fish move downstream to feed, but are still trying to understand whymost don’t survive their first year. Hypotheses centre on the effects of dams changing river flows, and improved clarity ofthe water reducing the fishes’ ability to hide from predators. There are also introduced and invasive species of fish in the river system, including walleye, northern pike and smallmouthbass, that prey on the young sturgeon. In May, 2017, the public was invited to help release 1,800 juvenile sturgeon into Arrow Lakes near Revelstoke, in an effortto create a sub-population of sturgeon as an insurance strategy in case the Upper Columbia population meets acatastrophic end. To date about 62,000 hatchery sturgeon have been released into the lake, home to about 50 wild adults, but low recapturerates have prevented researchers from estimating hatchery-sturgeon survivability or abundance. “As a result, we’ve been adapting the hatchery program and the field monitoring accordingly,” Aquino said. “Wild adults arestill spawning intermittently near Revelstoke. In recent years, one of the bigger successes in Arrow Lakes has been thetransfer of wild-origin progeny — embryos and larvae produced through natural spawning events — to the hatchery forrearing and release. This is similar to the program in the lower Columbia and ensures the genetic diversity of the wild adultsis captured in the fish that are released.” Quinn Bender, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Prince Rupert Northern View
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While Ontario’s stay-at-home order is in place, initially resulting in confused reactions from people in the province last week, an infectious disease expert is stressing that the public shouldn’t be “blamed” for the COVID-19 pandemic.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — An auction house trying to raise money for a youth charity by soliciting bids to blow up a former casino once owned by President Donald Trump called off the effort Monday after receiving a cease-and-desist letter from conservative billionaire Carl Icahn. Icahn told The Associated Press his philanthropic arm will donate $175,000 to the Boys and Girls Club of Atlantic City to replace money that would have been raised by a charity auction of the right to press the button to demolish the former Trump Plaza casino. He owns the former casino, which has been in the process of demolition for months. Icahn's decision came shortly after Bodnar's Auction cancelled its solicitation of bids, citing a letter from Icahn's company instructing it not to proceed with the auction because it considered the public “spectacle” to be a safety risk, with the possibility of flying debris injuring the person pressing the demolition button, or others gathered nearby. “From the beginning, we thought the auction and any other related spectacle presented a safety risk, and we were always clear that we would not participate in any way,” a spokesman for Icahn said in a statement. Last month, Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small announced the auction as a fundraising mechanism he hoped would raise in excess of $1 million for the organization. Opened in 1984, Trump’s former casino was closed in 2014 and has fallen into such a state of disrepair that demolition work began last year. The remainder of the structure was to have been dynamited on Jan. 29, but that date has been pushed back. Small said he will announce the new demolition date on Thursday. The auction house said Monday it had no choice but to cancel the auction after hearing from Icahn's company. “After exhausting every avenue to bring the parties together to make this exciting event happen, we received the final decision from (Icahn) that we must cease and desist," Bodnar Auctions wrote in a post on its website. Company owner Joseph Bodnar told The Associated Press Monday he is working with Small to come up with a future auction “if possible.” Small acknowledged the auction's cancellation and praised Icahn for replacing the money it would have raised. “We agree with Mr. Icahn that public safety is paramount,” he said. “It is very important that we maintain a positive relationship with Mr. Icahn because the next conversation we need to have is what should be developed there." Trump, then a real-estate developer, opened the casino in a prime spot at the centre of Atlantic City’s Boardwalk where the Atlantic City Expressway deposited cars entering the resort. It was the site of many high-profile boxing matches, which Trump would regularly attend. Trump cut most ties with Atlantic City in 2009 aside from a 10% fee for the use of his name on what were then three casinos in the city. That stake was extinguished when Icahn took ownership of the company out of bankruptcy court in February 2016. ___ Follow Wayne Parry at http://twitter.com/WayneParryAC Wayne Parry, The Associated Press
The San Francisco 49ers promoted linebackers coach DeMeco Ryans to defensive co-ordinator and run game co-ordinator Mike McDaniel to offensive co-ordinator on Monday to fill openings on the staff after Robert Saleh left to take over as head coach for the New York Jets. Saleh was hired by the Jets after a four-year run as defensive co-ordinator in San Francisco and brought passing game co-ordinator Mike LaFleur with him as offensive co-ordinator. Coach Kyle Shanahan took little time to pick Ryans to fill Saleh’s role and give McDaniel the co-ordinator title on offence. Shanahan has been the play caller since taking over in 2017 and hadn’t had an offensive co-ordinator until now, splitting run and pass duties with McDaniel and LaFleur. It’s been a rapid rise up the coaching ranks for Ryans, who finished a 10-year playing career in 2015 and has never run a defence at any level. He was hired in 2017 as a defensive quality control coach in San Francisco and was promoted to be in charge of the inside linebackers the following season. “He knows everything that’s going on the field, like the back of his hand,” linebacker Dre Greenlaw said late in the season. “He and Saleh are the leaders of the defence. By having played in that defence before, he knows what to expect and he does a good job explaining what he wants out of you. “Everybody loves DeMeco because he’s going to coach you hard. Sometimes you may not like it, but he’ll motivate you and also tell you if you’re doing good.” Ryans helped develop 2018 third-round pick Fred Warner into an All-Pro this past season, as well as helping 2019 fifth-rounder Greenlaw become a solid NFL starter. Now he will be tasked with running the entire defence for a unit that has ranked in the top five in total defence in each of the past two seasons. Saleh’s crew led by 2019 Defensive Rookie of the Year Nick Bosa, star cornerback Richard Sherman, defensive tackle DeForest Buckner and Warner was one of the most dominant units in 2019 when the Niners made the Super Bowl. But the Niners still managed to have a strong defence this year despite trading Buckner and losing Bosa, Sherman, edge rusher Dee Ford, safety Jaquiski Tartt and several other key defensive players for significant time this season. Ryans will have a defence that should return a healthy Bosa up front with Arik Armstead and 2020 first-rounder Javon Kinlaw, as well as Warner and Greenlaw at linebacker. But San Francisco will need to rebuild almost the entire secondary with safety Jimmie Ward the only key contributor under contract for 2021. The 36-year-old Ryans was the 2006 Defensive Rookie of the Year for Houston and a two-time Pro Bowler in his 10-year career that began as a second-round pick of the Texans in 2006 on a staff that included Shanahan and Saleh. He led the NFL in solo tackles as a rookie and made the Pro Bowl in 2007 and 2009. After six seasons with the Texans, Ryans finished his playing career with four seasons in Philadelphia. The 37-year-old McDaniel has helped the Niners rank sixth in the NFL with 131.1 yards rushing per game the past two seasons when he was in charge of the running game. McDaniel had worked with Shanahan for years as an assistant under him in Washington, Cleveland, Atlanta and Houston before Shanahan got the promotion from co-ordinator to head coach. ___ More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL Josh Dubow, The Associated Press
NEW YORK — Add Garth Brooks to the lineup of entertainers at the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. “This is a great day in our household," the country music superstar said during a virtual press conference Monday, two days before Biden is to be sworn in. “This is not a political statement. This is a statement of unity.” Brooks, who joins Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez among others, performed during the inaugural celebration of President Barack Obama in 2009. He turned down a chance to play for President Donald Trump in 2017, citing a scheduling conflict. Invited by incoming first lady Jill Biden, Brooks has known the Bidens for more than a decade, when Joe Biden was Obama's vice-president. Brooks said that for this week's inaugural, he will perform solo doing “broken down, bare-bones stuff,” and hinted at covering material by songwriters from outside the U.S. He does not plan to sing his socially conscious “We Shall Be Free,” which he performed at the Obama inaugural. Brooks praised the Bidens for being “hellbent on making things good” and said he welcomed the chance to help the country heal. “I want to spend the next 10 years of my life not divided. I’m so tired of being divided," he said. The Associated Press
Six Conservative MPs have defied Boris Johnson and voted in favour of maintaining the £20 weekly boost to Universal Credit benefits. The non-binding motion pressing the Government to maintain the increase was approved by 278 votes to zero, majority 278. According to the division list, Tory MPs Peter Aldous, ex-work and pensions secretary Stephen Crabb, Robert Halfon, Jason McCartney, Anne Marie Morris and Matthew Offord rebelled to support the motion.
New York, New York--(Newsfile Corp. - January 18, 2021) - Bernstein Liebhard, a nationally acclaimed investor rights law firm, reminds investors of the deadline to file a lead plaintiff motion in a securities class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of investors who purchased or acquired the securities of Triterras, Inc. f/k/a Netfin Acquisition Corp. ("Triterras" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: TRIT) from August 20, 2020 through December 16, 2020 (the "Class Period"). The ...
I am almost certain the 45th president will move to pardon himself, and that will lead to a lengthy Supreme Court battle
Alexandre Texier and Pierre-Luc Dubois scored 1:16 apart early in the third period to give the Columbus Blue Jackets a two-goal lead and they held on to beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 on Monday. Oliver Bjorkstrand scored late in the second period and Joonas Korpisalo finished with 35 saves in the Blue Jackets' first win of the season. Detroit's Bobby Ryan scored twice and Thomas Greiss stopped 26 shots. Texier's wraparound goal 5:10 into the final period put the Blue Jackets ahead for the first time. Dubois beat Greiss on a breakway at the 6:26 mark to help them win after dropping the first two games of the season at Nashville. The Red Wings pulled Greiss with a few minutes left to add an extra skater. Many players ended up in the crease and the puck was in the net with just less than a minute remaining. After some fights broke out, video review determined the goal was good because of the actions of a Columbus player. PANDEMIC PLAY Both teams were missing at least a player because of the NHL's COVID-19 protocols. The Red Wings were without centre Robby Fabbri, who scored in their win Saturday night, and winger Adam Erne after both played in the first two games of the season. Mikko Koivu has not made his Blue Jackets debut because the 37-year-old centre, who had spent his entire career in Minnesota, had to miss a third straight game. WHAT'S NEXT These two teams will play again at Little Caesars Arena on Tuesday night, roughly 27 hours after their first of eight scheduled games against each other. ___ More AP NHL coverage: https://apnews.com/hub/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Larry Lage, The Associated Press
One week after it lost access to Amazon’s hosting servers, Parler’s website is back online in limited form.
The increase to the benefit, worth £20-a-week, is due to be taken away in April.
New York, New York--(Newsfile Corp. - January 18, 2021) - Levi & Korsinsky notifies investors hat a securities class action lawsuit has been commenced in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York on behalf of all persons and entities that either held publicly-traded Changyou.com Limited (NYSE: CYOU) ("Changyou") American Depository Shares on April 23, 2020 or sold such shares during the period between February 14, 2020 and April ...
A motion by Labour called on the Government to maintain the increase.
TORONTO — A review of the CBC's licence renewal applications entered its second phase Monday, with some organizations and individuals presenting their call for greater accountability and transparency from the public broadcaster. The Canadian Association of Broadcasters, which represents private broadcasters, expressed concern about the public broadcaster "being market-driven rather than mandate-driven," arguing it's focusing too much on attracting more viewers and advertisers. "CBC/Radio-Canada's avowed focus on a market-driven strategy comes at a significant public policy cost," Kevin Desjardins, president of the CAB, said in the virtual hearing run by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission. Desjardins also said that by selling ads on TV and its digital services, the CBC is disrupting the advertising market negatively for private broadcasters. "It diverts from its core mandate and disrupts private broadcasters' ability to meet their regulatory obligations," he said, noting "the ad market right now is incredibly tight, especially in local advertising." The hearing began Jan. 11 with the CBC asking Canada's broadcast regulator for greater "flexibility" as it tries to meet audience needs and makes a bigger push into the digital world. CBC chief executive Catherine Tait said last week that if the public broadcaster is to remain relevant, it must "embrace change." "If we do not move with our audiences, we risk becoming dinosaurs on a melting ice cap,'' Tait said. The CBC is asking that the corporation be free of detailed financial reporting obligations around resources put into online content, such as the CBC Gem streaming platform and CBC Listen app. The watchdog group Friends of Canadian Broadcasting was among the other intervenors who presented Monday. In an interview before the hearing, Friends executive director Daniel Bernhard said the CBC's request for less scrutiny over its digital activities, and its performance at the commission thus far, signals "they don't fully appreciate that public service media is about public service." He expressed concerns about the CBC's accountability, its declining news expenditures, and its advertising and commercialization initiatives, including the paid-partnership division Tandem. "Hopefully these critiques from the commission will result in conditions of licence that keep CBC management on the straight and narrow and prevent them from diverting down unhelpful tangents like Tandem or other hyper-commercialization initiatives that betray and undermine CBC's public purpose," Bernhard said. CBC management has stressed a critical need to generate revenue amid big financial pressures, and insisted that editorial and advertising content, such as that produced by Tandem, would remain separate. CBC/Radio-Canada is asking for a five-year renewal of its current licences, which expire on August 31. The public broadcaster's last license renewal was in 2012. In fall 2019, the CRTC invited Canadians to share their views on the CBC as part of its decision-making process. Other groups set to present at the hearing this week include the Indigenous Screen Office and Quebecor Media Inc. Desjardins called for an ad-free CBC/Radio-Canada at Monday's presentation. "At minimum, CBC/Radio-Canada should be prohibited from selling local TV and online advertising in markets where local private radio and TV stations are present," he said. The CAB also criticized the CBC's request that its digital services be exempt from regulatory scrutiny. "We observe the CBC/Radio-Canada leaning in towards becoming more commercial, and less distinctive," Desjardins said. "A mandate-driven public broadcaster can complement our shared broadcasting system well. A market-driven CBC/Radio-Canada negatively disrupts an already challenged private broadcasting sector, and undermines all of our ability to appropriately serve the public." The public hearing, which will last nearly three weeks, was originally set to be held in May of 2020 but was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The CBC presented in last week's proceedings, which touched on everything from the corporation's advertising and obligations, to its digital expenditures and its financial constraints that have grown during COVID-19. Bernhard said Friends of Canadian Broadcasting also opposes the CBC's request to operate its digital activities outside of the public eye. The group wants the CBC to be fundamentally non-commercial, and that the corporation deal "with the massive crisis in journalism that is plaguing the country." "These are questions of major national importance," Bernhard said. "It's important for us to remember that this is not really just a regulatory hearing, this has real implications for the CBC, which could be basically the last truly national media organization of consequence within the next couple of years." This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 18, 2021. Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian Press
Juno Films has acquired U.S. and Canadian rights to “The Most Beautiful Boy in the World” ahead of its world premiere at this month’s Sundance Film Festival. The film will be of particular interest to cinephiles, as it tells the story of Björn Andrésen, who became internationally recognizable at the age of fifteen with a […]
‘I don’t do this lightly but it’s a last resort as I feel we haven’t been taken seriously yet,' says 15-year-old still awaiting response from minister