John Wall (Houston Rockets) with a deep 3 vs the Denver Nuggets, 04/16/2021
John Wall (Houston Rockets) with a deep 3 vs the Denver Nuggets, 04/16/2021
The first court test of whether local governments can ban police from enforcing certain gun laws is playing out in a rural Oregon county, one of a wave of U.S. counties declaring itself a Second Amendment sanctuary. The measure that voters in the logging area of Columbia County narrowly approved last year forbids local officials from enforcing most federal and state gun laws and could impose thousands of dollars in fines on those who try. Second Amendment sanctuary resolutions have been adopted by some 1,200 local governments in states around the U.S., including Virginia, Colorado, New Mexico, Kansas, Illinois and Florida, according to Shawn Fields, an assistant professor of law at Campbell University who tracks them.
With the exception of Glasgow and Moray, mainland Scotland will move to Level 2 restrictions on Monday.
LOS ANGELES — Kate Van Buskirk became the latest Canadian to race under the Tokyo Olympic standard. The Toronto native shaved 16 seconds off her personal best to run 14 minutes 59.8 seconds and finish fifth in the women's 5,000 metres at the Sound Running Track Meet on Saturday night. The Tokyo Olympic standard is 15:10.00. Canadian teammate Julie-Anne Staehli, who'd dipped under the Olympic standard a week earlier, finished sixth in a personal best 15:01.85. Mohammed Ahmed of Hamilton, Ont., won the men's 5,000 is 13:18.49, rebounding from the 1,500 earlier in the day, from which he dropped out before finishing. With COVID-19 restrictions in Canada, numerous Canadians are in the U.S. either trying to achieve Olympic standards or fine-tuning before Tokyo. Van Buskirk, who hadn't raced in more than a year due to injuries, had been training in Flagstaff, Ariz., before flying to L.A. This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 16, 2021. The Canadian Press
SAN FRANCISCO, May 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hagens Berman urges PureCycle Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCT) investors with significant losses to submit your losses now. A class action has been filed and certain investors may have valuable claims. Class Period: Nov. 16, 2020 – May 5, 2021Lead Plaintiff Deadline: July 12, 2021Visit: www.hbsslaw.com/investor-fraud/PCT Contact An Attorney Now: PCT@hbsslaw.com 844-916-0895 PureCycle Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCT) Securities Fraud Action: The case centers on Defendants’ repeated false claims that PureCycle is an environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) company that is commercializing a proven patented purification recycling technology developed by Proctor & Gamble for restoring waste polypropylene into resin with near-virgin characteristics. The complaint alleges Defendants concealed that (1) the licensed P&G technology is not proven and has serious issues even at lab level, (2) challenges posed by competition for- and availability of- raw materials necessary for successful commercialization of the technology are significant, and (3) PureCycle’s financial projections are baseless. The truth emerged on May 6, 2021, when analyst Hindenburg Research published a scathing report entitled “PureCycle: The Latest Zero-Revenue ESG SPAC Charade, Sponsored By The Worst Of Wall Street.” Among other things, Hindenburg challenges the validity of PureCycle’s technology and purported access to feedstock to run PCT process economically. Hindenburg also takes issue with PureCycle’s aggressive financial projections, its purported recycling partnerships with well-known companies like L’Oreal and Total, and the track record of the SPAC sponsors. In response to this news, the price of PureCycle shares crashed lower. “We’re focused on investors’ losses and proving PureCycle engaged in greenwashing,” said Reed Kathrein, the Hagens Berman partner leading the investigation. If you are a PureCycle investor and have significant losses, or have knowledge that may assist the firm’s investigation, click here to discuss your legal rights with Hagens Berman. Whistleblowers: Persons with non-public information regarding PureCycle should consider their options to help in the investigation or take advantage of the SEC Whistleblower program. Under the new program, whistleblowers who provide original information may receive rewards totaling up to 30 percent of any successful recovery made by the SEC. For more information, call Reed Kathrein at 844-916-0895 or email PCT@hbsslaw.com. About Hagens BermanHagens Berman is a national law firm with eight offices in eight cities around the country and over eighty attorneys. The firm represents investors, whistleblowers, workers and consumers in complex litigation. More about the firm and its successes is located at hbsslaw.com. For the latest news visit our newsroom or follow us on Twitter at @classactionlaw. Contact: Reed Kathrein, 844-916-0895
San Francisco, California--(Newsfile Corp. - May 16, 2021) - Hagens Berman urges Lordstown Motors Corp. (NASDAQ: RIDE) investors to submit your losses now.Class Period: Aug. 3, 2020 - Mar. 24, 2021Lead Plaintiff Deadline: May 17, 2021Visit: www.hbsslaw.com/cases/RIDEContact an Attorney Now: RIDE@hbsslaw.com 844-916-0895RIDE Securities Fraud Class Action:The complaint alleges defendants misled investors by (i) falsely touting customer pre-orders when they were non-binding agreements, (ii) concealing that ...
Some go to dinner and a movie for their second date. Model Paulina Porizkova and 'Chicago 7' filmmaker Aaron Sorkin? They went to the Oscars.
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told the U.N. Security Council on Sunday that hostilities in Israel and Gaza were "utterly appalling" and called for an immediate end to fighting. Opening the 15-member council's first public meeting on the conflict, Guterres said the United Nations is "actively engaging all sides toward an immediate ceasefire" and called on them "to allow mediation efforts to intensify and succeed." The death toll in Gaza jumped to 181 overnight, including 47 children, amid an intensive Israeli air and artillery barrage since the fighting erupted last Monday.
(Bloomberg) -- AT&T Inc. is in talks to combine its media business with Discovery Inc. in a deal that would create a new entertainment giant, according to people with knowledge of the matter, a surprising move for a company that spent $85 billion to acquire the assets less than three years ago. A deal could be announced as soon as this week, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the information is private.The idea is to combine Discovery’s reality-TV empire with AT&T’s vast media holdings, building a business that would be a formidable competitor to Netflix Inc. and Walt Disney Co. Any deal would mark a major shift in AT&T’s strategy after years of work to assemble telecommunications and media assets under one roof. AT&T gained some of the biggest brands in entertainment through its acquisition of Time Warner Inc., which was completed in 2018.Through its WarnerMedia unit, AT&T owns CNN, HBO, Cartoon Network, TBS, TNT and the Warner Bros. studio. Discovery, backed by cable mogul John Malone, controls networks including HGTV, Food Network, TLC and Animal Planet.Chief Executive Officer David Zaslav has helped Discovery bulk up through acquisitions, including a purchase of HGTV owner Scripps Networks Interactive Inc. that closed in 2018. Discovery’s class A shares have risen more than 18% this year, valuing the company at almost $24 billion. AT&T has gained 12%, giving it a market capitalization of $230 billion in New York.The companies are still negotiating the structure of a transaction, and details could change, the people said. Representatives for AT&T and Discovery declined to comment.Selling AssetsAT&T CEO John Stankey has been cleaning house at the sprawling telecom titan, cutting staff and selling underperforming assets. The company has been funneling money into rolling out its 5G wireless network, which requires billions of dollars of investment, as well as expanding its fiber-optic footprint.The company has been boosting movie and television production to attract subscribers to its HBO Max streaming service. It also needs cash to pay down debt.Any move involving AT&T’s content assets would come just months after it reached a deal to spin off its DirecTV operations in a pact with buyout firm TPG. AT&T agreed in December to sell its anime video unit Crunchyroll to a unit of Sony Corp. for $1.2 billion.The company has also parted with its Puerto Rico phone operations, a stake in Hulu, a central European media group and almost all its offices at New York’s Hudson Yards.(Updates with timing of deal in second paragraph.)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.
LONDON (AP) — Harry Kane endured a frustrating match in his bid to win the Premier League’s Golden Boot for the third time despite scoring in Tottenham’s 2-0 win over Wolverhampton on Sunday. Kane’s 45th-minute goal moved him to a league-leading 21 for the season — one clear of Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah — but the England captain also struck the post twice and had an effort cleared off the line. Kane has two games left while Salah has three, starting with West Bromwich Albion later Sunday. Kane was the league’s top scorer in the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons. Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, who set up Kane for the opening goal with a piercing through-ball, added the second in the 64th minute by tapping in a rebound from close range after Gareth Bale’s shot was saved. Tottenham moved into sixth place, above West Ham on goal difference, and still has a mathematical — if highly unlikely — chance of finishing in the top four in the race for Champions League qualification. The team is five points behind fourth-place Chelsea. Kane could easily have had a hat trick at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, with the striker curling a long-range shot from distance against the base of the post in the fifth minute and then beating goalkeeper Rui Patricio to a high ball only to see his header cleared off the line by backpedaling defender Conor Coady. Off a sharp counterattack early in the second half, Dele Alli slipped a ball through for Kane but his low shot was tipped onto the post by Patricio. Alli latched onto the rebound but struck the follow-up against the other post. ___ More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/hub/soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The Associated Press
The 19-year-old French Open champion produced a superb performance in Rome.
Here's why Suncor Energy (TSX:SU)(NYSE:SU) continues to be one of my top picks in the energy sector today. The post 1 Top Canadian Energy Stock to Buy Right Now appeared first on The Motley Fool Canada.
Refinancing a mortgage loan often makes a lot of financial sense -- especially when mortgage refinance rates are very low. The refinancing process involves taking out a new home loan that's used to repay your existing mortgage debt. If your new loan has a lower rate than your current mortgage, you should be able to reduce your repayment costs and thus pay off your loan more easily.
Uttara Kannada (Karnataka) [India], May 16 (ANI): One person was killed and over 70 houses got damaged in Uttara Kannada district due to cyclone Tauktae on Sunday, informed the Karnataka Government.
Advocates in Abbotsford are worried a pair of peregrine falcons nesting at a quarry on Quadling Road aren't being given the chance they need to produce offspring because of ongoing blasting, drilling and other disturbances. Peregrine falcons remain on provincial lists of animals at risk of being endangered or threatened. In 2017, the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada said the birds were no longer at risk of extinction throughout most of Canada. However there a limited number of nesting sites for the birds in B.C. In January, the province gave the company operating the quarry the go-ahead to remove a peregrine falcon nesting site from the previously dormant quarry on the condition that Mountainside Quarries Group Inc. put in place a mitigation plan to offset the loss of the ledge. The company needed to obtain a special permit from the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development as the B.C. Wildlife Act protects peregrine falcon nests from being disturbed or destroyed. The birds usually nest on rock ledges high on steep cliffs, mostly in undisturbed areas. Being near the top of the food chain, their well-being is an indicator of the overall health of B.C.'s biodiversity. Some of the mitigation work has been completed according to a company spokesperson, but local residents like Chris Kitt are worried the province has not done enough to make sure work at the site will allow the birds to successfully breed. "I don't think they took into account how chaotic this work site can be," said Kitt. Mountainside has reopened the quarry to mine aggregate and needs to remove the nesting ledge for what it said are safety reasons. It said it will spend more than $80,000 to help the birds remain viable at the site. John Moonen, who speaks for the company, says the pair of birds there currently have made a nest on a different ledge near where the company set up a new nesting box. "I think the fact that they are there speaks for itself, they haven't left even though there has been activity at the mine," he said. "They've been there for two weeks." Moonen says under the company's mining permit from the province, it is obligated to monitor for shock waves and there haven't been any significant readings. "We monitor the noise, the dust, the shock waves and I think that they've been blown out of proportion," he said. "And it certainly [is] not affecting the falcons that are there." The approximate location of a pair of peregrine falcons nesting in an active quarry on Quadling Road in Abbotsford. Advocates are worried work on the site will prevent the birds from breeding.(Chris Kitt) Under the mitigation plan, nests at the quarry are to be monitored weekly from March 1 until breeding season is over around the third week of July. Any nests are to be given a 50-metre "non-disturbance buffer" zone until the end of the breeding season if birds are in them. "We're abiding by it," said Moonen. 50 metres good, 100 metres better Meantime, a forests ministry spokesperson said that no disturbance is permitted within the 50-metre area such as scaling, blasting, drilling, excavation or driving vehicles. Blasting is permitted outside of the 50-metre area, but provincial officials have requested Mountainside to not blast within 100 metres where possible. Although this is not a permit requirement, the province says the biologist hired by the company has recommended it. The province has also notified the company that it must ensure that blasting outside of the buffer area does not cause debris or rocks to cause a disturbance within the buffer. A mature and a young peregrine falcon photographed at the quarry site on Quadling Road in the Barrow Town area of Abbotsford B.C. in 2020.(Howard Bailey) Since the province agrees that some work should not come within 100 metres of the birds, Kitt says he's frustrated that the provision wasn't made part of the permit from the beginning. "There's definitely going to be disturbances within the 50 metres and we just hope it doesn't affect the outcome of the female and her eggs," said Kitt. Kitt tried to appeal the decision to allow Mountainside to remove a nesting ledge at the quarry to B.C.'s Environmental Appeal Board, but the board ruled that he did not have standing to make the appeal. Data compiled by the federal government shows that since 1995 there have been on average around eight occupied nesting sites in the Lower Mainland for the subspecies of peregrine falcon found at the quarry site.
Wall Street has high expectations heading into the first-quarter earnings report from Home Depot (NYSE: HD). The home improvement retailer has benefited from several positive trends in the past year, including soaring demand for do-it-yourself upgrade projects, rising prices for inputs like lumber, and a generally booming housing market. With that bigger picture in mind, let's look at a few metrics to follow when Home Depot announces its results on May 18.
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We are slated to hit 80 degrees this week for the first time in more than 200 days.