Garrett Temple (Chicago Bulls) with a 2-pointer vs the Memphis Grizzlies, 04/16/2021
Garrett Temple (Chicago Bulls) with a 2-pointer vs the Memphis Grizzlies, 04/16/2021
Yvonne Jones, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Northern Affairs and Member of Parliament for Labrador, on behalf of the Honourable Seamus O'Regan Jr., Minister of Natural Resources, will participate in a virtual clean energy announcement.
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The yield on benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasury notes was up 2 basis points at 1.6%37, well below a spike to 1.77% in late March. The Empire State Manufacturing Survey, produced by the New York Fed, showed the prices paid index rose to a record 83.5, the highest since the data series began in 2001, said Tom Simons, money market economist at Jefferies & Co. "The Fed has been pretty consistent in its message that it's going to be quite tolerant of inflation, it's not going to cause them to raise rates prematurely or pull back on asset purchases," Simons said. Weaker-than-expected U.S. retail sales on Friday reassured the market that extended inflation was not ahead and that the Fed would not be forced to tighten early, said Sebastien Galy, senior macro strategist at Nordea Asset Management.
HALIFAX — Nova Scotia opened vaccine appointments to people 30 and older on Monday as health officials reported 91 new cases of COVID-19. About 64,300 Nova Scotians in the 30-to-34 age group are eligible to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna mRNA vaccines. The province had opened vaccine appointments to people as young as 35 on Friday. Nova Scotia's vaccine rollout expands access in descending order of five-year age groups as supply becomes available. In a news release, the province said it had administered 430,856 doses of COVID-19 vaccine as of Sunday, with 39,235 people having received their booster shot. Monday's case count included 66 cases identified in the Halifax area, 17 in the province's eastern zone, five in northern zone and three in the western region. The province has 1,435 known active cases of COVID-19, with 95 people in hospital, including 21 in intensive care. Health officials also said that two additional patients in a unit at the Halifax Infirmary site of the QEII Health Sciences Centre have tested positive for COVID-19 and have been transferred to the hospital's COVID-19 unit. Other patients in the unit tested negative and are being closely monitored as testing is being carried out on staff and doctors who have worked in the unit, officials said. Nova Scotia reported 126 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday and 86 on Saturday. Saturday's case count was the first time since May 1 that the province's daily reported figure dipped below 100. This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 17, 2021. The Canadian Press
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NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus' president on Monday unveiled a 4.4 billion-euro ($5.34 billion) economic stimulus plan, which he described as the “most ambitious ever” in the country’s 61-year history as an independent republic. Nicos Anastasiades said the five-pronged plan is projected to add another 7% to the gross domestic product over the next five years and at least 11,000 new jobs in the European Union-member country with a population of approximately 875,000. “The plan, ‘Cyprus — The Next Day’ is a courageous step forward and a new and necessary development model for the future,” Anastasiades told reporters. “It’s the road map for the post-COVID-19 era," he said. Anastasiades said the plan would draw 1.2 billion euros in funding from the EU-approved Recovery and Resilience program, 1.8 billion euros from the EU’s Structural and Investment Funds as well as a projected 1.4 billion euros in private investment or collaborations between the private and public sectors. The plan will channel funding to five broad areas — public health, boosting the “green” economy, bolstering competitiveness, conversion into a digital economy and investing in human capital. Although short on details, Anastasiades offered several examples of how the plan will unfold. For instance, the plan foresees modernizing and upgrading all public and private hospitals including purchasing new medical equipment. On promoting environmentally-friendly energy generation, the plan includes making schools and public buildings more energy self-sufficient through the installation of photovoltaic panels, funding programs to encourage small and middle-sized businesses to become less energy wasteful and developing a grid for the use of electric cars. Research and development will receive a boost, red tape will be cut by simplifying online procedures to obtain business and other licenses, local government will be streamlined, and the tourism sector, which directly contributes 13% to the Cypriot economy will be reenergized. Anastasiades said authorities will redouble their efforts to root out corruption as his government has faced much criticism over its maligned citizenship-for-investment program. The investment program which required wealthy investors to sink at least 2.5 million euros into the Cypriot economy to obtain a passport was scrapped last year when an undercover news report exposed a top lawmaker and the parliamentary speaker allegedly promising to circumvent the program’s rules for a fictitious Chinese investor convicted of fraud. Cyprus goes to the polls May 30 to elect a new parliament, although the election will have no bearing on Anastasiades’ presidential tenure, which ends in 2023. The Associated Press
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In remarks delivered at the White House on Monday, President Biden said that by the end of June, the U.S. will have shared 80 million doses of coronavirus vaccines with other countries.
(Bloomberg) -- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said the city will add 250 additional transit cops to respond to heightened subway crimes as it resumes 24-hour service Monday and called for more resources from Governor Andrew Cuomo and the state-controlled Metropolitan Transportation Authority.The additional police officers join 3,000 other transit officers and marks the largest deployment in more than two decades, de Blasio said in a briefing on Monday. The officers will be used heavily during peak times as more riders return to work in the city.“Recovery supports public safety, they go together,” he said. “Anybody who commits a crime on the subway, there will be consequences.”Getting crime under control on the subways will help riders feel confident in the system again as the MTA needs customers to come back to its subways, buses and commuter lines. Weekday subway ridership is down about 63% from pre-pandemic levels and only about 16% of office workers are back in the New York City metro area. While the MTA will receive a combined $14.5 billion of federal aid to cover lost revenue, it needs additional riders as the agency faces deficits as soon as 2024.To help entice people back to the system, the MTA on Sunday launched a marketing campaign to remind New Yorkers the benefits of mass transit. Advertisements on subway entrances, buses, billboards, elevated overpasses and social media will highlight the system’s relative affordability and how it enables commuters to avoid vehicle traffic.Read More: MTA Workers Ring NYSE Opening Bell to Mark 24-Hour Subway ReturnBut a number of high-profile incidents on the subways has raised concerns among would-be riders, including five incidents last Friday where customers were slashed and robbed. The MTA had 119 reported assaults from January through March, up from 91 during the same period in 2019, according to the agency’s board documents.Contenders in the city’s mayoral race have also called on de Blasio to send more transit cops, as well as mental health professionals, into subway stations.Read More: NYC Mayor’s Race Focus on Crime Puts Policing in the SpotlightThe mayor said that the NYPD will be using tactics other than just deployment of more officers, but didn’t state specifics when asked whether there would be plainclothes police or improved emergency communications on subway cars. “It used to be that folks got away after committing crimes on subways,” he said. “It’ll be the highest number in 25 years, I feel confident it will make a big impact.”MTA-City FightDe Blasio also called on the MTA to fill vacancies that he said remain open despite the approval of 500 more MTA officers more than a year ago. “The NYPD is stepping up, MTA why don’t you step up as well?” he said.In a separate press conference on Monday, Cuomo later shot back at de Blasio. He said the MTA has been hiring the officers and that de Blasio wasn’t taking enough ownership of the city’s crime problem.Cuomo said the state could reopen venues and try to boost the economy, but it was up to the city and the NYPD to get crime under control. “The crime on the subways now is a major, major problem. How do you deny that?” Cuomo said. “Are the number of police that he sent enough? I don’t think so, because I think we have been under-policed for quite some time.”MTA leaders have been urging the mayor for months to increase the number of police officers and mental-health workers on the subway system amid a spike of assaults and incidents of harassment.The 250 additional officers isn’t enough, said Pat Foye, the MTA’s chief executive officer, during a discussion on the transit agency hosted on Monday by the Association for a Better New York, a civic group.“That’s an important step in terms of realization of the fact that there is an issue and that is positive, but I think we need more beyond that,” Foye said of the 250 officers.Foye said the subways need 700 to 800 additional police officers and urged the state, city and MTA to keep talking to find a solution.(Adds Pat Foye’s comment on de Blasio’s addition of 250 officers)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.
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Halifax police are defending their ticketing of Palestinian solidarity protesters Saturday, saying the measures were needed to protect the health of the community. In a news release today, the police service refers to the 500-person car rally to protest Israel's treatment of Palestinians as "illegal," the same term it uses to describe a protest Saturday on the city's Citadel Hill of about 50 people opposed to public health restrictions. CBC News reported that a protest organizer with what was billed as a "COVID-safe" pro-Palestinian car rally said she had informed police in advance of the event, and that it occurred in family bubbles and inside cars. The procession started in the area of Inglis Street and Tower Road, with about 200 vehicles attending. Halifax police say they arrested one person in the group who was subsequently issued multiple summary offence tickets for offences under the Health Protection Act, Emergency Management Act and Motor Vehicle Act. They say a total of 17 summary offence tickets were issued during the solidarity protest, with nine for alleged offences under the Health Protection Act, two for offences under the Emergency Management Act and six for offences under the Motor Vehicle Act. The release says police had reached out to the organizers of both events in advance to make them aware of the current public health restrictions, including a court order issued on Friday aimed at organizers of the Citadel Hill protest. Last Friday, Premier Iain Rankin's Liberal government obtained an injunction to stop planned protests in the province. The injunction, granted by Supreme Court of Nova Scotia Justice Scott Norton, prohibits any rally that would contravene the province's public health directives. It also prohibits organizers from continuing to promote the rallies on social media and authorizes police to ensure compliance with the Health Protection Act. Halifax police said that during the protest on Citadel Hill, they arrested five people who were subsequently released. They issued a total of 11 summary offence tickets, nine for offences under the Health Protection Act and two for offences under the Emergency Management Act. This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 17, 2021. The Canadian Press
Joel Fleming v. The Daily Wire, LLC; The Committee to Preserve the Religious Right to Organize, Los Angeles v. The Daily Wire, LLCWashington, D.C., May 17, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In a victory for social media users everywhere, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has cleared Ben Shapiro, Co-Founder and Editor Emeritus of The Daily Wire, of a meritless charge. A random Twitter user had claimed that Mr. Shapiro violated the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) when he posted a satirical tweet about a current news event. The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights group, successfully defended The Daily Wire, LLC during pre-complaint investigations conducted by NLRB, resulting in a dismissal of the charge. NCLA commends NLRB for refusing to validate claims of wrongdoing by random individuals who were not “aggrieved” by the alleged unfair labor practice. In September 2020, NLRB initiated an investigation into The Daily Wire based on separate charges filed by attorney Joel Fleming and The Committee to Preserve the Religious Right to Organize. The charges claimed that Mr. Shapiro violated the NLRA when he posted a tweet saying, “I have a message for DW employees. If you ever attempt anything like this, you can consider your strike permanent.” The tweet referenced the outrageous news that Spotify employees bizarrely had tried to assert editorial control over Joe Rogan’s podcast. Within hours of Mr. Shapiro’s first tweet, he published a second tweet stating, “DW employees have the same NLRA protections as everyone else,” and attached NLRB’s employees-rights poster. During the seven-month-long investigation conducted by NLRB, the agency made intrusive discovery requests that were irrelevant to the alleged NLRA violation, and it refused to answer simple, threshold questions about the Board’s subject-matter jurisdiction, personal jurisdiction, and lack of proper service. After NCLA contested the allegations, Mr. Fleming, who has no connection to The Daily Wire or to Mr. Shapiro, withdrew his charge. NLRB accepted the withdrawal and outright dismissed the complaint from the Committee to Preserve the Religious Right to Organize due to lack of merit. One hopes the outcome of this case marks a shift away from NLRB’s standard aggressive enforcement policy against individuals expressing personal opinions on social media. But unfortunately, NLRB has targeted other prominent figures at the request of random people who disapprove of messages they see posted on social media. Individuals have the right to speak freely and satirically to express their personal views under the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and the government should not allow itself to be co-opted by those who seek retribution against people they disagree with. NCLA released the following statements: “NCLA did great work defending us from government overreach. In this case, frivolous complaints by a random Twitter user and a leftist lawyer whose legal education focused on Critical Race Studies co-opted a government agency to chill free speech by plaguing The Daily Wire for months with burdensome and harassing demands without accountability to a judge or jury. We are grateful that NCLA stood up for us.”— Joshua Herr, The Daily Wire, General Counsel “The NLRB never should have made a federal case out of this tweet. This time, eventually, the Board backed down and decided not to pursue a charge. However, there is no good reason why the NLRB should be able to investigate charges like this in the first place. Unless an aggrieved party—an employee or someone else closely connected to a company—files a charge with NLRB, the Board should butt out of employer-employee relations.”— Mark Chenoweth, NCLA Executive Director and General Counsel “NLRB’s dismissal of these frivolous charges is welcome. But this incident showcases the sad reality that NLRB will look for ways to silence honest discussion and debate on social media platforms. Complying with unreasonable and unconstitutional investigatory demands can cost employers who did nothing wrong thousands of dollars. NLRB should, instead, make sure that a genuinely aggrieved party has filed a charge before launching a protracted investigation.”— Adi Dynar, Litigation Counsel, NCLA For more information visit the case page here. ABOUT NCLA NCLA is a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights group founded by prominent legal scholar Philip Hamburger to protect constitutional freedoms from violations by the Administrative State. NCLA’s public-interest litigation and other pro bono advocacy strive to tame the unlawful power of state and federal agencies and to foster a new civil liberties movement that will help restore Americans’ fundamental rights. ### CONTACT: Judy Pino New Civil Liberties Alliance 202-869-5218 firstname.lastname@example.org
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Monday that the U.S. will share an additional 20 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines with the world in the coming six weeks as domestic demand for shots drops and global disparities in distribution have grown more evident. The doses will come from existing production of Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine stocks, marking the first time that U.S.-controlled doses of vaccines authorized for use in the country will be shared overseas. It will boost the global vaccine sharing commitment from the U.S. to 80 million. “We know America will never be fully safe until the pandemic that’s raging globally is under control," Biden said at the White House. The announcement comes on top of the Biden's administration’s prior commitment to share about 60 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine, which is not yet authorized for use in the U.S., by the end of June. The AstraZeneca doses will be available to ship once they clear a safety review by the Food and Drug Administration. Biden also tapped COVID-19 coordinator Jeff Zients to lead the administration's efforts to share doses with the world. “Our nation’s going to be the arsenal of vaccines for the rest of the world," Biden said. He added that, compared to other countries like Russia and China that have sought to leverage their domestically produced doses, “we will not use our vaccines to secure favors from other countries.” The Biden administration hasn't yet said how the new commitment of vaccines will be shared or which countries will receive them. To date, the U.S. has shared about 4.5 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine with Canada and Mexico. Additional doses of the Pfizer vaccine manufactured in the U.S. have begun to be exported as the company has met its initial contract commitments to the federal government. The U.S. has faced growing pressure to share more of its vaccine stockpile with the world as interest in vaccines has waned domestically. “While wealthy countries continue ramping up vaccinations, less than 1 percent of COVID-19 vaccine doses globally have been administered to people in low-income countries," said Tom Hart the acting CEO of the ONE Campaign. “The sooner the US and other wealthy countries develop a coordinated strategy for sharing vaccine doses with the world’s most vulnerable, the faster we will end the global pandemic for all.” More than 157 million Americans have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 123 million are full vaccinated against the virus. Biden hopes the U.S. will have 160 million people fully vaccinated by July Fourth. Globally, more than 3.3 million people are confirmed to have died from the coronavirus. The U.S. has seen the largest confirmed loss of life from COVID-19, at more than 586,000 people. Zeke Miller, The Associated Press
Ricky Schroder is apologizing to the Costco employee he confronted on camera for doing his job enforcing the company and state's mask policy.
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The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times eastern): 2:05 p.m. New Brunswick is reporting 11 new cases of COVID-19 today, including one travel-related case involving a New Brunswicker who is isolating outside the province. Health officials say the new cases involve three people from the Saint John region, five from the Fredericton area, two in the Edmundston region and one from the Bathurst area. New Brunswick has 118 active reported cases of COVID-19. There are 10 New Brunswickers hospitalized with COVID-19: six are in the province and four are outside. --- 1:50 p.m. Newfoundland and Labrador is reporting 10 new cases of COVID-19, and 93 active reported infections across the province. Officials say all 10 cases have been traced to travel within Canada, or to previously identified infections. Public health is now asking anyone aged 12 and over to book an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine. As of today, 47 per cent of people in the province aged 12 and over have received at least one dose. --- 1:35 p.m. Nova Scotia is reporting 91 new cases of COVID-19 today. Health officials have identified 66 cases in the Halifax area, 17 in the province's eastern zone, five in northern zone and three in the western region. The province has 1,435 known active cases of COVID-19, with 95 people in hospital, including 21 in intensive care. Bookings have also opened today for vaccine appointments for people 30 to 34 years of age, as the province reports having administered 430,856 doses of COVID-19 vaccine as of Sunday, with 39,235 people having received their second dose. --- 1:30 p.m. Manitoba is reporting 430 new cases of COVID-19 and one death. The percentage of people testing positive, averaged over five days, remains high at 12.7 per cent provincially and 14.3 per cent in Winnipeg --- 1:05 p.m. Nunavut is reporting no new cases of COVID-19 today. There are 65 active cases in the territory: 64 in Iqaluit and one in Kinngait. Chief public health officer Dr. Michael Patterson says Nunavut has placed an order for doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine with the federal government to vaccinate people ages 12 to 17 in the territory. The Moderna vaccine is currently the only one available in Nunavut. The first case was declared in Iqaluit on April 14. --- 11 a.m. Quebec is reporting 551 new cases of COVID-19 today and eight more deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus, including two in the past 24 hours. Health officials say hospitalizations dropped by seven, to 501, and 116 people were in intensive care, a drop of three. The province says 71,701 doses of vaccine were administered within the past 24 hours, for a total of 4,396,507; about 49 per cent of Quebecers have received at least one dose of vaccine. Quebec has reported a total of 363,847 COVID-19 cases and 11,042 deaths linked to the virus. --- 10:30 a.m. Ontario is reporting 2,170 new cases of COVID-19 today and four more deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus. Health Minister Christine Elliott says there are 566 new cases in Toronto, 556 in Peel Region, and 215 in York Region. Today's data is based on nearly 24,500 completed COVID-19 tests. Ontario says 1,320 people are hospitalized with the disease but notes that more than 10 per cent of hospitals did not submit data over the weekend. This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 17, 2021. The Canadian Press
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