Aerial video shows the moment officers stopped a gathering in Nottinghamshire which breached coronavirus rules
Aerial video shows the moment officers stopped a gathering in Nottinghamshire which breached coronavirus rules
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Fast & Furious" star Dwayne Johnson said on Monday that he would run for U.S. President if he felt he had enough support from Americans. Johnson, 48, one of the highest-paid and most popular actors in the United States, has been flirting with a possible White House bid for several years. The former professional wrestler did not say which party he would represent or when he might launch any bid for the White House.
Media representatives are advised that the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, will participate in a fireside chat with Mr. John Podesta, Founder and Chair of the Center for American Progress as part of the opening ceremonies and plenary of GLOBE Capital 2021. The two will discuss continued progress and cross-border collaboration on energy transformation, innovation, investment opportunities, and how Canada and the U.S. can ensure a just and equitable transition to a clean economy.
The odds of experiencing a fatal blood clot following inoculation with AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine are less than one in a million, but that was enough to spook Argus Research.
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The former police chief of Connecticut's largest city was sentenced Monday to one year and one day in prison for rigging the hiring process that led to his appointment in 2018. A federal judge in Bridgeport handed down the punishment to Armando “A.J.” Perez, who rose through the ranks of Bridgeport police to lead the department as its first Hispanic chief over a nearly four-decade career there. He and the city's former acting personnel director, David Dunn, resigned in September and pleaded guilty the following month to defrauding the city and making false statements to FBI agents in connection with the scheme. Perez, dressed in a suit, tie and a mask in court due to coronavirus precautions, apologized to the city, his family and federal investigators for the crimes during the sentencing hearing before U.S. District Judge Kari Dooley. “I accept responsibility. I am so sorry,” he said. “I spent all my life on the right side of the table and I betrayed myself. I should have said no. ... I did this to myself, your honour. I did this to myself. I betrayed myself and then I panicked.” Perez, who had asked for a sentence of home confinement and probation, also was ordered to perform 100 hours of community service after the prison sentence, which he will begin serving on May 24. In addition, Perez and Dunn will be paying a total of nearly $300,000 in restitution to the city. Prosecutors said Perez, 65, received confidential information about the police chief’s examination stolen by Dunn, including the questions for an oral examination and the scoring guide for written essays. Perez, who was the acting chief at the time, also admitted that he had two officers complete his essays, passed the work off as his own and lied to federal authorities in an effort to cover up his actions. Perez ended up being ranked among the top three candidates for the police chief’s job and was appointed by Mayor Joe Ganim, who has been close to Perez for years. Ganim, who served seven years in prison for corruption committed during his first stint as mayor from 1991 to 2003, has denied wrongdoing in Perez’s appointment and has not been charged. Dunn is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday. Dooley noted the many letters she received supporting Perez and praising his good character. But she said the crime warranted prison time because it was important to send a message that such a betrayal of the public trust carries serious consequences. “You were the acting chief of police when you entered into a months-long conspiracy to rig the chief selection process,” the judge said, “and thereby defraud the citizens of Bridgeport and to cheat the other applicants who sought the position. You were the face of the Bridgeport police department and yet you chose your own selfish career goals, or ego, I don’t know, over the values and mission of the department.” In court documents filed before the sentencing, Perez asked the judge to not send him to prison and sentence him instead to home confinement and probation. His lawyer, Robert Frost Jr. said Perez has taken full responsibility and already is facing severe consequences for his actions, including public shame and scorn and financial hardship because he lost his job and nearly depleted his life savings to come up with the restitution to the city. Perez also said he is susceptible to serious complications from the coronavirus because of health problems including hypertension. Although he expects to be fully vaccinated soon, he said he would be more likely to contract the virus or one of its variants if he went to prison. Federal prosecutors asked for a “meaningful” term of imprisonment. “When the police are the criminals, when the police are the ones who are committing the crime, the deterrent value of your honour’s sentence carries extra weight,” said Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan Francis. “The community of Bridgeport is entitled to see that just punishment is delivered, even for those who are favoured by the mayor and the mayor’s office.” The state attorney general’s office also has gone to court seeking to revoke Perez and Dunn’s city pensions under state corruption laws. Dunn’s attorney, Frederick Paoletti, said Dunn helped Perez because he believed Perez was the most qualified candidate for the chief’s job, but faced some difficulties in the hiring process. “David Dunn honestly thought that Perez would be at a marked disadvantage ... since English was Perez’s second language and because he lacked a college degree,” Paoletti wrote in a sentencing recommendation for Dunn. Dunn also rationalized that helping Perez become chief would please Ganim’s administration, Paoletti wrote. ___ This story has been corrected to show that Armando Perez and David Dunn were together ordered to pay $300,000 in restitution. Perez was not ordered to pay the full amount alone. Dave Collins, The Associated Press
A COVID-19 public exposure notice has been issued for a large church in Moncton for its Easter Sunday mass. It comes just as more than 200 church-goers in Saint John have completed their self-isolation following a possible exposure to a COVID-19 variant during a Palm Sunday service. Anyone who attended Moncton Wesleyan Church on April 4, between 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., is asked to self-monitor for symptoms until April 18. The Moncton sanctuary seats 1,850, but only 265 people attended the 9 a.m. service and 492 attended the 11 a.m. service — well below the 50 per cent allowed under provincial guidelines, according to a Facebook post by the church. "The person who later tested positive was at the 11 a.m. service, and there is no knowledge of community spread at this time," the post issued on April 10 at about 8 p.m. states. According to the Facebook post, only those who attended the 11 a.m. service were initially asked, "out of an abundance of caution," to self-monitor. "Masks were worn at all times, and distancing was ensured between each family group in our expansive facility with modern ventilation running at all times," it stated. It's unclear why Public Health subsequently issued the public notice. Public Health guidelines for issuing notices: In cases where record-keeping is able to confirm anyone who may have been exposed, officials contact these individuals directly and do not issue a separate announcement. In cases where officials cannot be certain of exactly who may have been exposed to the virus, Public Health issues an announcement in an effort to reach anyone who could have been affected. Everyone who was in the church, at 945 St. George Blvd., on April 4 was given a registration card, according to the Facebook post. Executive pastor Jim Clements responded to an interview request Monday via email. "We'd love to be helpful, but we really don't have any information concerning the provincial directives beyond our understanding outlined in the [April 10] notification," he wrote. "The affected individual has not been disclosed to us by Public Health." Department of Health spokesperson Bruce Macfarlane did not immediately respond to a request for comment. "The province has verified that we can continue to meet for in-person services Sundays at 10:30 a.m," the church's Facebook post states. 'Really grateful' Meanwhile, Sunday at midnight marked the end of isolation for 209 parishioners of RiverCross Church in Saint John, said senior pastor Rob Nylen. "To our knowledge, we've had no cases related to the exposure at our church," he said, adding he is "really grateful." An adult and child from the same family who attended the March 28 service at the church in the city's north end tested positive, and "the exposure was likely a COVID-19 variant," Nylen had advised parishioners in an email on April 6. They were told to self-isolate and get tested. As far as he knows, no one else has tested positive. Rob Nylen, senior pastor of RiverCross Church, said in-person services offer people a chance to feel connected.(RiverCross Church) Nylen said he's been overwhelmed by the support the church has had, both from within the congregation and from other churches in the area. Churches are "trying to do the very best they can to be safe while at the same time provide spiritual care to people in a time when, you know, people are asking spiritual questions." That's part of the reason the church has chosen to meet in-person since last July, despite also having a virtual option, he said. "Part of caring for people is meeting the need for community. And we have folks from our congregation who do not have family in Saint John. This is their opportunity to be connected. I think the pandemic's raised all kinds of spiritual issues with people around hope and peace. And, you know, we're becoming more mindful that we're mortal. And so it's our opportunity to care for them. "This is certainly something they're free to do. We're not, you know, making people come to the services. And we've tried to keep them as safe as we possibly can."
MINNEAPOLIS — George Floyd's younger brother took the witness stand Monday and lovingly recalled how George used to make the best banana mayonnaise sandwiches, how George drilled him in catching a football, and the way George used to mark his height on the wall as a boy because he wanted to grow taller. Philonise Floyd, 39, shed tears as he was shown a picture of his late mother and a young George. “That’s my oldest brother George. I miss both of them,” he testified at the murder trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin, accused of killing George Floyd by putting his knee on the 46-year-old Black man's neck during an arrest last May. Philonise Floyd took the stand as part of an effort by prosecutors to humanize his brother in front of the jury and make him more than a crime statistic. Minnesota is a rarity in allowing “spark of life" testimony during the trial stage. Philonise Floyd described growing up in a poor area of Houston with George and their other siblings. “He used to make the best banana mayonnaise sandwiches. And he used to make the best syrup sandwiches because George couldn’t cook, he couldn’t boil water,” he said. He said Floyd also played football and purposely threw the ball at different angles so Philonise would have to practice diving for it. “I always thought my brother couldn’t throw. But he never intended to throw the ball to me,” he said, smiling. He said that as a child, George used to mark his height on the wall, because he loved sports and wanted to grow taller. And he said his brother was someone he went to for advice. Earlier Monday, the judge refused a defence request to immediately sequester the jury, the morning after the killing of a Black man during a traffic stop triggered unrest in a suburb just outside Minneapolis. Chauvin attorney Eric Nelson argued that the jurors could be influenced by the prospect of what might happen as a result of their verdict. “Ultimately, your honour, the question becomes will the jury be competent to make a decision regardless of the potential outcome of their decision," he said. But Judge Peter Cahill said he will not sequester the jury until next Monday, when he anticipates closing arguments will begin. He also denied a defence request to question jurors about what they might have seen about unrest following Sunday’s police shooting of 20-year-old Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center. In the wake of the shooting, hundreds of protesters broke into about 20 businesses at a shopping centre, jumped on police cars and hurled rocks and other objects at officers in Brooklyn Center, about 10 miles from the heavily fortified Minneapolis courthouse. Police in riot gear fired gas and flash-bang grenades. The Brooklyn Center police chief later called the shooting accidental, saying the officer who fired apparently meant to draw a Taser, not a handgun. Prosecutor Steve Schleicher argued against sequestering the Chauvin jury, saying: “I don’t think that would be an effective remedy.” He also opposed questioning the jurors. “World events happen,” Schleicher said. "And we can’t have every single world event that might affect somebody’s attitude or emotional state or anything be the grounds to come back and re-voir dire all the jurors.” The judge previously told the jury to avoid the news during the trial. The ruling came as the trial entered its third week, with the prosecution close to wrapping up its case and giving way to the start of the defence. Prosecutors built their case on searing witness accounts, experts condemning Chauvin's use of a neck restraint, and medical authorities attributing Floyd's death to a lack of oxygen. When testimony resumed Monday morning, Dr. Jonathan Rich, a cardiology expert from Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, echoed earlier witnesses in saying Floyd died of low oxygen levels from the way he was held down by police. He rejected defence theories that Floyd died of a drug overdose or a heart condition. Floyd had fentanyl and methamphetamine in his system and had high blood pressure and narrowing of the heart arteries, according to previous testimony. “It was the truly the prone restraint and positional restraints that led to his asphyxiation,” Rich said. In fact, the expert said, "Every indicator is that Mr. Floyd had actually an exceptionally strong heart.” Rich said he had reviewed Floyd’s autopsy report. He said that some narrowing of the arteries is extremely common, and that Floyd had a mildly thickened or mildly enlarged heart but that that would be normal in someone with high blood pressure. Corroborating other experts' testimony, Rich said that Floyd was “restrained in a life-threatening manner,” noting among other things that he was facedown on the ground, a knee was on his neck, his hands were cuffed behind his back and being pushed upward, and a knee was on the lower half of his body. Rich said that as one officer noted on video that Floyd was passing out, police probably still could have saved his life if they had repositioned him so that his lungs could expand again. And once an officer noted that Floyd's pulse had stopped, police still had a significant opportunity to save his life by administering CPR, he said. On cross-examination, Nelson tried to shift blame onto Floyd for struggling with police when they tried to put him in their car. The defence attorney asked Rich if Floyd would have survived if he had “simply gotten in the back seat of the squad car." But Rich quickly reiterated the death was caused by the officers' actions: “Had he not been restrained in the way in which he was, I think he would have survived that day. I think he would have gone home, or wherever he was going to go.” Nelson responded: “So, in other words, if he had gotten in the squad car, he’d be alive.” Derek Chauvin, 45, who is white, is charged with murder and manslaughter in Floyd’s May 25 death. Police had been called to a neighbourhood market where Floyd was accused of trying to pass a counterfeit bill. Prosecutors say Chauvin had his knee on Floyd's neck as he lay pinned to the pavement for 9 1/2 minutes. Bystander video of Floyd crying “I can't breathe!” until he finally went limp sparked protests and scattered violence in Minneapolis and around the U.S. Chauvin's attorney is expected to call his own medical experts to make the case that it was not the officer's knee that killed Floyd. The defence has not said whether Chauvin will testify. ___ Find AP’s full coverage of the death of George Floyd at: https://apnews.com/hub/death-of-george-floyd ___ Webber reported from Fenton, Michigan. Amy Forliti, Steve Karnowski And Tammy Webber, The Associated Press
Volvo Cars said Monday it will use a new generation of high-powered chips from Nvidia Corp to enable more autonomous driving functions in future vehicles, starting next year. Volvo is among a crowd of new and established automakers putting digital processing power ahead of horsepower as they try to catch up with Tesla Inc. Nvidia, a maker of high-powered chips for gaming and data processing centers, has benefited from the computing power race among automakers.
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Recent statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor show that more than 2 million women have left the labor force in the past year, a trend partially fueled by layoffs and lack of childcare options
The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times eastern): 3 p.m. Nova Scotia is reporting seven new cases of COVID-19. All of the cases were recorded in the province's central zone, which includes Halifax. Five cases are related to travel outside Atlantic Canada, and the other two are close contacts of previously reported cases. As of today, Nova Scotia has 46 active cases of COVID-19. --- 2 p.m. The Ontario Hospital Association says nearly all Greater Toronto Area hospitals are closing their pediatric units to help accommodate a surge in COVID-19 cases. Association president Anthony Dale says 12 out of 14 GTA hospitals will send their pediatric patients to Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children for care. Dale says the closure, which takes effect today, was ordered over the weekend by the GTA Hospital Incident Management System Command Centre. He says hospital staff from the pediatric units will be redeployed to care for a rising number of COVID-19 patients. --- 1:40 p.m. The Manitoba government says it may impose more restrictive public health orders very soon. Chief public health officer Dr. Brent Roussin says case counts and test positivity rates are rising, and there are more signs of house parties and other gatherings. Roussin is recommending mask use outdoors whenever people gather, and says that is among possible new rules being considered. --- 1:40 p.m. Manitoba is reporting 114 new COVID-19 cases and no additional deaths today. The percentage of people testing positive is rising. The five-day average now stands at 6.2 per cent provincially and 5.6 per cent in Winnipeg. --- 1:35 p.m. Health officials in New Brunswick are reporting two cases of a variant of the novel coronavirus first identified in South Africa. Officials say the two variant cases were reported in the Saint John region earlier this month. The province is reporting 10 new cases of COVID-19 today: four in the Moncton region and six in the Edmundston area. New Brunswick has 145 active reported cases of COVID-19 and 18 patients in hospital with the disease, including 13 in intensive care. --- 11:20 a.m. Toronto's top doctor says at the current rate of transmission, the city could see 2,500 new COVID-19 cases per day by the end of April. Chief medical officer of health Dr. Eileen de Villa said today the surging rates are being driven by more transmissible variants of concern. De Villa says the current record for daily cases in Toronto is 1,642, which was set during the second wave of the pandemic. She says the city's vaccination program is expanding but says it still won't be enough to offset the impact of the variants. --- 11:15 a.m. Quebec is reporting 1,599 new cases of COVID-19 today and two more deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus, none of which occurred in the past 24 hours. Health officials say hospitalizations rose by 22, to 630, and 142 people were in intensive care, a rise of three. The province says it administered 52,705 doses of vaccine in the previous 24 hours, for a total of 1,944,877 doses. Quebec has reported a total of 304,267 cases of COVID-19 and 10,744 deaths linked to the virus; it has 12,971 active reported cases. --- 10:45 a.m. Ontario is reporting 4,401 new cases of COVID-19 today and 15 more deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus. Health Minister Christine Elliott says there are 1,282 new cases in Toronto, 772 in Peel Region, 564 in York Region, 339 in Ottawa and 224 in Durham. The province says it has conducted 47,929 tests since its last daily report. In total, 1,646 people are hospitalized in Ontario with the disease, including 619 in intensive care; 408 people are on ventilators. This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 12, 2021. The Canadian Press
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WILMINGTON, Del., April 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rigrodsky Law, P.A. announces that it is investigating Cadence Bancorporation (“Cadence”) (NYSE: CADE) regarding possible breaches of fiduciary duties and other violations of law related to Cadence’s agreement to be acquired by BancorpSouth Bank (“BancorpSouth”) (NYSE: BXS). Under the terms of the agreement, Cadence’s shareholders will receive 0.70 shares of BancorpSouth per share. To learn more about this investigation and your rights, visit: https://www.rl-legal.com/cases-cadence-bancorporation. You may also contact Seth D. Rigrodsky or Gina M. Serra cost and obligation free at (888) 969-4242 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Rigrodsky Law, P.A., with offices in Delaware and New York, has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of investors and achieved substantial corporate governance reforms in securities fraud and corporate class actions nationwide. Attorney advertising. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. CONTACT: Rigrodsky Law, P.A.Seth D. RigrodskyGina M. Serra(888) 969-4242 (Toll Free)(302) 295-5310Fax: (302) email@example.com https://rl-legal.com
TORONTO — A Toronto man who pushed a stranger in front of a moving subway train nearly three years ago has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 14 years.John Reszetnik had pleaded guilty earlier this year to second-degree murder in the killing of 73-year-old Yosuke Hayahara.Second-degree murder carries an automatic life sentence with no chance of parole for 10 to 25 years, and prosecutors had sought 15 years of parole ineligibility, while the defence sought 12 to 13.Reszetnik's mental state at the time of the June 18, 2018 incident was a key issue during sentencing submissions.Though he was deemed fit to stand trial, court heard Reszetnik, 56, refused to participate in any other psychiatric assessment.The presiding judge, Ontario Superior Court Justice John McMahon, said at the time that the lack of psychiatric information on Reszetnik was "troubling."Reszetnik pushed Hayahara, whom he did not know, in front of an incoming train at Toronto's Bloor-Yonge station just before 10:15 a.m. that day, according to an agreed statement of fact read in court.The station was evacuated and Reszetnik left the scene, though he came back soon after. On his return, he told both a firefighter and a police officer that he was the one behind the attack.He told the police officer he "freaked out'' because he was getting evicted, the statement said."I imagined my landlord who, he's evicting me, and I can't find a place, and I'll be homeless. I really did it. It's no joke. I killed him, for God's sakes,'' he told the officer.During sentencing submissions, however, court heard Reszetnik was not being evicted but had in fact voluntarily agreed to leave one of the two apartments he rented. He was still able to stay in the other.Reszetnik has expressed remorse for killing Hayahara, and apologized to the man's family in a hearing last month."This is going to weigh (on) me for the rest of my life,'' he said at the time.As part of his sentence, Reszetnik was also handed down a lifetime weapons ban and ordered to submit a DNA sample.This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 12, 2021. The Canadian Press