Marcella review – Anna Friel thriller doesn't shock like it used toITV’s troubled, amnesiac detective is back – deep undercover in Belfast – but the credulity-stretching twists are just too much this time around Now, where was I? ... Anna Friel as Marcella/Keira in Marcella. Photograph: Patrick Redmond/Buccaneer Media/ITV
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Climate Real Impact Solutions II Acquisition Corporation (the "Company") today announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 21,000,000 units at a price of $10.00 per unit. The units are expected to be listed for trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "CLIM.U" beginning January 27, 2021. Each unit consists of one share of the Company’s Class A common stock and one-fifth of one redeemable warrant. Each whole warrant entitles the holder thereof to purchase one share of Class A common stock at a price of $11.50 per share. Once the securities comprising the units begin separate trading, the Company expects that its Class A common stock and warrants will be listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbols ‘‘CLIM" and ‘‘CLIM WS,’’ respectively.
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Schulte Roth & Zabel (SRZ) is hosting its 30th Annual Private Investment Funds Seminar today. At the forefront of the asset management industry, SRZ has unparalleled experience advising private investment funds. The seminar, which has been an industry-leading event for 30 years, features SRZ lawyers sharing their insights and knowledge on a wide range of subjects, including the latest on market trends and capital raising, the changing regulatory landscape, ESG, finance strategies and structures, credit, private equity, distressed investing and more. The seminar will also include a conversation with Afsaneh Beschloss, founder of RockCreek and former chief investment officer of the World Bank. The virtual event is by invitation only.
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Australia’s state by state Covid restrictions and coronavirus lockdown rules explainedThe number of new coronavirus cases in Australia has been dropping, but states remain on high alert for the UK variant of Covid-19, so what restrictions are still in place? Do I have to wear a mask and where can and can’t I go in Australia? Untangle Australia’s Covid-19 laws and guidelines with our guideFollow the latest Australia news live blogNSW hotspots list; QLD hotspots list; NSW Covid cases mapDownload the free Guardian app Diners flock to cafes and restaurants as states and territories relax restrictions. Australia’s coronavirus lockdown rules and restrictions are gradually being lifted. Get the latest Covid-19 guidelines explained, and your questions answered. Photograph: Chris Putnam/REX/Shutterstock
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MADRID — Real Betis came from behind to beat Real Sociedad 3-1 in extra time on Tuesday, reaching the Copa del Rey quarterfinals for the second time in three seasons. Forward Borja Iglesias scored twice in extra time after Sergio Canales equalized late in regulation in a round of 16 match played under heavy fog in Seville. Iglesias netted with a left-footed shot from close range six minutes into extra time and then sealed the victory with a header in the 111th minute of the game. Mikel Oyarzabal had put the visitors ahead after a breakaway in the 13th and Canales made it 1-1 in the 78th with a low shot from outside the area. Both teams finished with 10 men as Sociedad's Asier Illarramendi was sent off in the 48th and Betis' Antonio Sanabria got a red card in the 76th. Betis was eliminated in the round of 32 of the Copa in three of the last four seasons but made it to the semifinals in 2019, when it lost to eventual champion Valencia. Sociedad made it to last season's final against Basque Country rival Athletic Bilbao. The final has been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic and is yet to be rescheduled as officials try to wait for fans to be allowed to return to stadiums. VILLARREAL BACK IN QUARTERS Yéremi Pino scored a 19th-minute winner as Villarreal beat second-division club Girona 1-0 to reach the quarterfinals for the second straight season. Villarreal will be seeking its first semifinal appearance since 2015, when it was eliminated by eventual champion Barcelona. It was upset by second-division club Mirandés in last season's quarterfinals. LEVANTE ADVANCES Levante won 4-2 at Valladolid in a game between two top-tier teams. Toni Villa in the 13th and Shon Weismann in the 65th scored for the hosts. Levante got on the board with goals from Enis Bardhi in the 23rd, Mickael Malsa in the 45th, Coke Andujar in the 59th and José Luis Morales in the 80th. Levante made it to the Copa del Rey quarterfinals for the first time since 2014, while Valladolid was seeking its first quarterfinal appearance since 2007. On Thursday, Barcelona faces second-division club Rayo Vallecano. Atlético Madrid and Real Madrid have already been eliminated. ___ More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/Soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports ___ Tales Azzoni on Twitter: http://twitter.com/tazzoni Tales Azzoni, The Associated Press
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TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (17,779.41, down 126.61 points.) BlackBerry Ltd. (TSX:BB). Technology. Up 86 cents, or 3.75 per cent, to $23.78 on 22 million shares. Suncor Energy Inc. (TSX:SU). Energy. Down 52 cents, or 2.33 per cent, to $21.81 on 10.1 million shares. Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Industrials. Down three cents, or 4.17 per cent, to 69 cents on 9.8 million shares. Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB). Energy. Up 12 cents, or 0.27 per cent, to $44.26 on 8.2 million shares. Supreme Cannabis Company Inc. (TSX:FIRE). Health care. Down 2.5 cents, or 11.9 per cent, to 18.5 cents on 8.2 million shares. Score Media and Gaming Inc. (TSX:SCR). Telecommunications. Down 30 cents, or 9.62 per cent, to $2.82 on 8.1 million shares. Companies in the news: Canadian National Railway (TSX:CNR). Down $1.32 to $136.27. CN says it will reinstate its guidance for 2021 and increase the company's dividend by seven per cent after seeing improved demand for freight in the last three months of 2020. The Montreal-based railway says after markets closed that its net income surged 17 per cent in the fourth quarter to $1.02 billion or $1.43 per share. That was up from $873 million or $1.22 per share in the prior year. Adjusted profits for the three months ended Dec. 31 were up 14 per cent to $1.02 billion or $1.43 per share, from $896 million or $1.25 per share in last year's quarter. Revenue increased two per cent, or $72 million, to $3.66 billion. Nutrien Ltd. (TSX:NTR). Down 58 cents to $66.90. Canadian fertilizer giant Nutrien Ltd. says it will expand its use of a proximity alarm and contact tracing technology to help protect 14,500 of its employees from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Saskatoon-based company says it has rolled out its Proximity Trace equipment, made by U.S.-based Triax Technologies, to more than 8,000 employees to date and expects to introduce it to 6,500 more in coming months, representing 65 per cent of its global employee base. Proximity Trace tags are attached to workers’ clothing or hard hats and produce an audio and visual alert to those who come within two metres of one another. Nutrien says the sensors also automatically log data to allow contact tracing if a positive case is found, helping limit further spread and reassuring those not at risk. Metro Inc. (TSX:MRU). Down 74 cents, or 1.3 per cent, to $56.20. Against headwinds from a labour conflict and a mild cold and flu season, grocery and pharmacy retailer Metro Inc. posted higher first-quarter sales and profit on Tuesday compared with a year ago. Although pandemic restrictions limited in-store foot traffic at the company's supermarkets, same-store food sales climbed 10 per cent as shoppers bought more groceries with each visit or online order, the company said. But pharmacy same-store sales edged up only slightly, dragged down by a 3.8 per cent drop in front-store sales as COVID-19 measures reduced in-store traffic as well as demand for cough and cold products. The quarter was also impacted by a labour conflict at a Jean Coutu distribution centre in Quebec, which the company said had a dampening effect on overall sales. Enerplus Corp. (TSX:ERF). Down 13 cents, or three per cent, to $4.15. Enerplus Corp. is increasing its bets on the Bakken light oil region in North Dakota with the purchase of a private rival for US$465 million, despite a legal fight that could shut down a major oil pipeline there. The Calgary-based company said Tuesday it has agreed to buy Bruin E&P HoldCo, LLC, which has current production of about 24,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day. The company did not immediately respond to a request for comment about a federal appeal court decision Tuesday to uphold the ruling of a district judge who last year ordered a full environmental impact review of the Dakota Access oil pipeline. Following a complaint by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, the district judge ruled last spring that the review conducted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on the 1,886-kilometre pipeline that straddles the North Dakota-South Dakota border was incomplete. This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 26, 2021. The Canadian Press
Teachers are determined to keep remote learners connected to the school community. At Cook elementary, Grade 5 and 6 students learning from home are writing poetry that is displayed inside the school. “We want to continue to build connections and relationships even with the students that are at home learning, and include their work on our school bulletin boards,” says principal Sarah Loat. “We want to stress the importance of community more than ever during this stressful time.” She says teachers are trying to offer all students the same learning opportunities, whether they're in the classroom or not. “Teachers are taking a great deal of time and care to plan and implement creative, meaningful, engaging learning opportunities,” says Loat. “I am very proud of the job the staff are doing to keep students safe, supported and engaged.” Similarly, at Diefenbaker elementary all students are invited to “Zoomblies”—including those learning from home—to help build and maintain connections. Many classroom teachers have created individual kits of supplies for students, and some have come up with songs for lining up, washing hands, and cleaning up, says principal Huey Wong. Masks with the school’s logo are available to staff and students, thanks to PAC subsidization for the adult mask cost. And Grade 7 students have been engaged as morning ambassadors, picking up younger students from the drive-thru lane and walking them to their classroom door. And at Richmond High, students were connected starting early on in the year with a virtual clubs day. International Baccalaureate (IB) students celebrated their accomplishments through a four-day film festival. “This included digital work, music ensembles, singing, dancing, a chess battle, and an interactive show that had one performer zooming in to improvise music based on audience suggestions,” says principal Anita Kwon. Hannah Scott, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Richmond Sentinel
A more contagious strain of COVID-19 may be spreading rapidly through the Simcoe-Muskoka region, public health officials said Tuesday after testing showed 99 more people likely had a variant of the virus. The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit said most of the cases are linked to an outbreak at a Barrie, Ont., long-term care home that has killed 46 people and infected more than 200. A variant of the virus first identified in the U.K. has already been found in several cases there. But two of the 99 variant cases have no known link, including a staff member who is part of a small outbreak at the Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care, in Penetanguishene, Ont. The other person was not connected to any known outbreak. Further test results, expected in the coming days, will identify the specific variant that has been found in the 99 cases. Officials believe it is likely the U.K. variant. But the fact that nearly 100 cases of a variant were found -- with some not connected to any known outbreak -- suggests a different strain of COVID-19 is likely spreading in the community, said Dr. Charles Gardner, the region's top doctor. "If it isn’t readily spreading in our community now, it may very well do so in the near future," he said. "It’s really, really important that people take that to heart and behave accordingly." Tuesday's figures on the variant came from an ongoing study by Public Health Ontario that’s screening all positive COVID-19 tests from Jan. 20 for three new "variants of concern" for a provincewide snapshot of their prevalence. The current numbers might be the "tip of the iceberg" in Simcoe-Muskoka, Gardner said. Gardner said it was also concerning that 42 close contacts of those working at the Barrie long-term care home, Roberta Place, have been infected COVID-19. He said he believes everyone in the Roberta Place outbreak has the U.K. variant and noted that the facility's outbreak currently accounts for 42 per cent of all outbreak-related deaths recorded in the local health unit during the pandemic. "That one outbreak alone has had a major impact locally on the total mortality figure that we’ve had," he said. "Clearly tragic." Gardner also said that one person infected in another long-term care home outbreak in Bradford, Ont., south of Barrie, had one of the three "variants of concern," with further tests underway to confirm which one. The infected person at Bradford Valley Care Community had been in contact with another individual who tested positive for the U.K. variant. Public health officials in Simcoe-Muskoka said they would be prioritizing long-term care home residents in Barrie and Bradford for COVID-19 vaccinations going forward, given the increased risk of infection from the new variant that's considered more transmissible. Public Health Ontario is in the process of ramping up screening to find cases of the new strains labelled "variants of concern," which first emerged in the U.K., Brazil and South Africa. Officials said Monday that a clearer picture of where the variants are in Ontario would come in the next few days. Only the U.K. variant had been detected in Ontario as of Monday, with cases confirmed in Toronto, Ottawa, York, Durham, Peel, Simcoe, Middlesex-London and the Kingston area. This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 26, 2021. Holly McKenzie-Sutter, The Canadian Press
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The parent companies of the Denver Broncos are asking a Denver County District Court judge to rule the former owner’s estate no longer has the right of first refusal to any potential sale of the $3.5 billion franchise. The lawsuit comes in response to a May 2020 letter lawyers for PDB Sports Ltd. and Bowlen Sports Inc. received from ROFR Holdings in Vancouver suggesting it had the right to match any offer in the event the team is sold. The letter said former owner Edgar Kaiser had transferred his stake in the agreement with Bowlen to ROFR Holdings, a Vancouver corporation he started in 2005, seven years before his death. PDB Sports and Bowlen Sports responded by filing a lawsuit late Monday asking a judge to rule the pact from Kaiser’s 1984 sale of his 60.8% stake to Bowlen is no longer valid because Kaiser died in 2012 and Bowlen died in 2019 following a long bout with Alzheimer's. A ruling in their favour would facilitate the transfer of the team from the Pat D. Bowlen Trust to one of Bowlen’s children or the sale of the franchise to an outside buyer. ROFR, which is an acronym for Right of First Refusal, was named as a defendant along with Twelve LLC, Kaiser’s widow Susan Mullen Kaiser and two executor trustees of the Edgar F. Kaiser Jr. estate. “This lawsuit is a proactive, necessary step to ensure an efficient transition of ownership whether the team remains in the Bowlen family or is sold,” said Dan Reilly, a lawyer who represents the Broncos’ companies as well as the trustees of the Pat D. Bowlen Trust. The Broncos contend the agreement was a personal one between Kaiser and Bowlen that ended upon Kaiser's death. “We are confident that the court will find the right of first refusal is no longer enforceable, consistent with Colorado law and the intentions of Pat Bowlen and Edgar Kaiser in their written agreement more than 36 years ago,” Reilly said. A message was left with Jim Kilroy, a lawyer representing ROFR Holdings. Shortly after buying Kaiser’s majority share of the NFL team, Bowlen and his siblings bought out the remaining 39.2% of the team from two minority owners. At the time of his death, Bowlen owned 78% of the franchise with his brother John owning the remaining 22%. Kaiser sued Bowlen in 1999 claiming that Bowlen offering a slice of the team to John Elway triggered Kaiser’s right of first refusal. Kaiser lost his case in both state and federal courts. This latest legal filing is separate from a civil lawsuit pitting Bowlen’s two eldest daughters against the trustees who have run the team for the last eight years: Broncos CEO and President Joe Ellis, team counsel Rich Slivka and Denver attorney Mary Kelly. It’s up to the trustees to select a successor to Bowlen as controlling owner, whether it’s one of his children or an outside buyer. The preferred candidate is Brittany Bowlen, one of his five children with his second wife, Annabel Bowlen. His two children from his first marriage, Amie Bowlen Klemmer and Beth Bowlen Wallace, want their father’s trust invalidated on the grounds he lacked mental capacity when it was last executed in 2009. That trial is scheduled for July 12 in Arapahoe County Court. ___ Follow Arnie Melendrez Stapleton on Twitter: http://twitter.com/arniestapleton ___ More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL Arnie Stapleton, The Associated Press
Community Health Systems, Inc. (the "Company") (NYSE: CYH) today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, CHS/Community Health Systems, Inc. (the "Issuer"), has priced an offering of $1.095 billion aggregate principal amount of its 4.750% Senior Secured Notes due 2031 (the "Notes") (the "Notes Offering"). The sale of the Notes is expected to be consummated on or about February 9, 2021, subject to customary closing conditions.
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Council approved a property tax increase of 5.68 per cent at last night’s meeting. “Keeping this community safe should be our No. 1 priority,” said Coun. Bill McNulty, who was in favour of the increase. A main point of contention in the increase is the hiring of 16 RCMP officers and 11 municipal employees, amounting to a 1.24 per cent increase. However, Coun. Chak Au was not in favour of the “historical” increase, saying he would not approve growth of more than five per cent. He added that Richmond is not the worst city in the region in terms of police officer to population ratio, with 666 residents per officer. In comparison, Surrey has 692 residents per officer, Burnaby 799, and Coquitlam 829. “We’ve been playing catch-up, we had a very low ratio of police to our population,” said Mayor Malcolm Brodie. “I hear so many people talking about being in favour of community safety and how we really have to be safe as a community. What is more fundamental than having police officers?” Hannah Scott, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Richmond Sentinel
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