Juancho Hernangomez (Minnesota Timberwolves) with a 2-pointer vs the Miami Heat, 04/16/2021
Juancho Hernangomez (Minnesota Timberwolves) with a 2-pointer vs the Miami Heat, 04/16/2021
CNN anchor Don Lemon announced Saturday that "CNN Tonight with Don Lemon" would be renamed "Don Lemon Tonight" starting Monday.
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VATICAN CITY (AP) — John Kerry, President Joe Biden’s climate envoy, met privately with Pope Francis on Saturday, afterward calling the pope a “compelling moral authority on the subject of the climate crisis” who has been “ahead of the curve.” The former U.S. Secretary of State told Vatican News that the pope's embrace of climate issues “hopefully can push people to greater ambition to get the job done.” Kerry is visiting European capitals to strengthen cooperation on climate change ahead of the next round of U.N. climate talks in Glasgow this November. Kerry said United States, the second-largest emitter of greenhouse gases after China, must take a lead in cutting emissions and be joined by other big emitting countries. “Everybody shares an obligation here. No one country can get this job done. If the United States was at zero emissions tomorrow, we’d still have crisis,” Kerry said. The United States, which is responsible for 11% of the world's greenhouse gas emissions, has set a target under Biden of reducing emissions over the next decade by 50% to 52%, Kerry said. Another 20 developed countries are responsible for 73.75% of emissions, he added. “We need other big emitting countries to step up and also offer some reductions. You can’t just keep going along with a coal-fired power plant or with more coal coming online and really be the part of the solution that we need,’’ Kerry said. ___ Follow all AP stories on climate change at https://apnews.com/hub/climate. The Associated Press
Dillard’s, Inc. (DDS-NYSE) (the "Company" or "Dillard’s") announced that the Board of Directors has approved a new share repurchase program authorizing the Company to repurchase up to $500 million of its Class A Common Stock. The new open-ended authorization permits the Company to repurchase its Class A Common Stock in the open market, pursuant to preset trading plans meeting the requirements of Rule 10b5-1 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or through privately negotiated transactions. At May 1, 2021, authorization of $114.3 million remained under the Company’s March 2018 share repurchase plan.
President Biden has revoked a Trump executive order that let the federal government intervene when companies cracked down on social media posts.
Although today their paths are aligned, the Van de Mosselaer brothers found their passion for nursing in different ways. Adrian and Quinn Van de Mosselaer both recently completed their first year at the University of British Columbia Okanagan (UBCO)’s School of Nursing, in Kelowna, B.C. The brothers are supporting one another in their educational journey — but they didn’t always plan it this way. Adrian was a professional hockey player while younger brother Quinn worked on completing his Bachelor of Science degree. As members of the Secwepemc nation through their mother, the brothers grew up with strong ties to their family, which they say has forged a strong identity and commitment to community. For Adrian, nursing came after he dedicated years towards hockey. He started his junior hockey career with the Edmonton Oil Kings, from 2007-2011 then moved on to play three years with the Ontario Reign in California from 2011-2014. Then, his interest in healing was first sparked through observing first-hand sports medicine. “When guys got hurt, I was curious about what was happening in the training room. I was curious on how they got put back together,” he tells IndigiNews. “I ended up suffering a head and neck injury and that made me re-evaluate what I was doing. How much of this could I really sustain?” He had the idea to return to school germinating in the back of his mind, and in December 2019, his younger brother Quinn gave him some nursing textbooks as a Christmas gift. The brothers’ paths are parallel this year, as both Adrian and Quinn turned their attention to the nursing program. The brothers are both strongly empathetic — something instilled in them through family values of caring and connection. They share fond memories of playing cards with grandparents, something Quinn says was reinforced through volunteering with Elders in long-term care facilities. “I could see how much it meant to them,” he says. “You could see how it helped their wellbeing and their mental health, just having someone around to talk with them and visit with them. That sparked my interest in taking care of people.” Younger brother Quinn says his motivation is rooted in the satisfaction of being a positive part of someone’s day. In his studies and practice, he says his interest lies in learning more about advances in medicine and approaches. “I like getting to know how healthcare is changing and evolving to help people and ease their pain or their suffering,” he says. Despite a year of hard news around the inequities that exist in the health care system, both brothers feel hopeful that a new generation of nurses are bringing increased awareness around the need for equity. ‘Progressive to be inclusive’ Adrian recalls hearing about the guessing game that was the impetus for Mary-Ellen Turpel-Lafond’s investigation and the resulting In Plain Sight report. “Unfortunately nurses were guessing blood alcohol levels when Indigenous patients would come in and, you know, to me that is really hard to hear,” he says. “And it’s hard to know that that’s going on in a place that is supposed to be safe and a place where people can go without judgment. … That fear of discrimination, I think, is what also holding back a lot of people from seeking health care, or assistance.” Adrian says although there is still work to be done, he feels personally motivated to join the efforts. He says he’s also encouraged by the work being done on Indigenizing and decolonizing within his nursing program. “For myself, joining these programs and going into nursing is really trying to ground myself — to come up with creative ways of rebuilding that trust or rebuilding that sense of faith,” he says. “The School of Nursing program is really bringing to light how nursing can be progressive to be inclusive.” Adrian says there are a lot of discussions on bringing awareness, “that there is a lot of harm occurring, toward First Nations communities, and how do we develop programs, access, and just that trust — trying to rebuild that.” For Adrian, there is a strength in diversity — in his case, being Indigenous and male in a largely female profession. Quinn says there are only about nine per cent male students in their nursing program. Adrian explains the fact he is a male nurse is secondary to the heart in his work. “No matter where you come from or what’s occurred in your life, nursing is a place that needs everyone, and it needs a lot of different types of people from a wide array of experiences,” he says. “Clients and patients have overall been really welcoming because they understand the intention of caring. … So far all my clients and patients have been really kind and sometimes going through hard things, but when you can hold someone’s hand and just look them in the eyes, I think that there’s a universal language that you can be a part of.” Adrian says he has had positive experiences, and encourages more Indigenous people to consider nursing, and to bring more traditional knowledge into the field with them. “If you’re Indigenous, I think it’s a very welcoming place to be able to lean on some of your traditions or knowledge that’s been handed down from Elders,” Adrian says. “Or maybe this intuition within yourself that is just guiding you as a healer, to be able to help people. … It’s a great way, as an Indigenous person to give back to the Indigenous community, through medicine.” Quinn agrees, and says working with Indigenous communities and individuals brings him closer to his own sense of culture. He will be working with First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) in his co-op placement, in primary health and wellness. “Going into the hospital, I feel that it brings me closer to patients or clients that are Indigenous and I feel that I can connect better with them, and maybe offer them a better sense of home when they’re in a stressful environment,” says Quinn.” Although the clinical component for the school year is complete, both brothers are still working in the hospital over the summer as patient porters. Adrian is also doing a work-study position with UBCO’s Campus Health called HaRT (Harm Reduction Team). The HaRT team works to increase access to harm reduction resources, he explains. HaRT’s harm reduction services, including drug checking, are open to everyone – not just UBCO students, staff and faculty. “What I love about it is we’re just trying to focus on people’s lives, and protecting those and really bringing our voices together so that we can raise awareness that no one feels left out of sight or left on their own,” he says. “So they have a place that they can safely build and heal.” Both brothers say they have hopeful visions of the future of nursing, and embrace diversity as a strength in their work. It’s what they are bringing to their nursing program, and gives them encouragement to continue in this path. “Just really grounding myself in the roots that it is possible that we can rebuild and we can actually come back stronger,” says Adrian. “Part of that is recognizing the Indigenous people within healthcare and all walks of life that are working hard to do that. Because without them, I think it just wouldn’t be possible. … So my hat’s off to everyone who is working hard to overcome these obstacles.” Odette Auger, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Discourse
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Travellers returning to Newfoundland and Labrador will face new isolation testing protocols beginning Saturday as the province reported five new COVID-19 cases.(Gary Locke/CBC) As new COVID-19 testing rules come into effect across Newfoundland and Labrador, there are five new confirmed cases of COVID-19 being reported Saturday. All five cases are related to domestic travel, with four of them located in the Eastern Health region. They include two men in their 20s or 30s, a man in his 40s and a man in his 60s. The fifth case is in the Central Health region, a man in his 60s who travelled within Canada. There is also one new presumptive positive case in the Western Health region, which public health says is linked to a previously known case in the Codroy Valley and surrounding area. There are now eight confirmed cases related to the Codroy Valley outbreak, including three connected to Belanger Memorial School in Upper Ferry. There is no evidence of widespread community transmission at this time, according to public health. There are 13 new recoveries being reported across the province, the highest amount seen in a single day since March 20. There are now 78 active cases in Newfoundland and Labrador, a drop of eight from Friday. One person is in hospital due to COVID-19. A total of 138,624 people have now been tested for the virus in Newfoundland and Labrador, including an additional 587 in the past 24 hours. New testing requirements for travellers Starting Saturday, all travellers into the province aged five or older will be tested according to self-isolation requirements. The announcement was made by Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Janice Fitzgerald on Wednesday in an effort to "improve surveillance" and fight further COVID-19 spread. Asymptomatic travellers who can self-isolate fully away from others are required to be tested once on Day 11, 12 or 13 of their two-week isolation period. Fully isolating away from others means staying in a separate dwelling or area of of the home from family or other house members, including using a separate bedroom and bathroom and having no contact with other people, according to public health. Dr. Janice Fitzgerald announced new testing protocols for travellers entering Newfoundland and Labrador on Wednesday, with the changes coming into effect Saturday.(Government of Newfoundland and Labrador) Asymptomatic travellers who are unable to fully isolate away from people must now be tested twice — once within the first two days of their arrival and once on either Day 11, 12 or 13 of isolation. In cases where the person isolating doesn't have their own bedroom or bathroom, Fitzgerald said the entire family must isolate. There will also be an option for travellers to seek testing on the seventh, eighth or ninth day of their isolation. Household members of the traveller can also seek testing after Day 7. The new testing protocols don't apply to rotational workers coming from non-outbreak sites in Canada, as well as any traveller spending two days or less in the province. The new rules also don't apply to permanent residents of communities on the Labrador-Quebec border who have not travelled across the border in the last 14 days. Read more from CBC Newfoundland and Labrador
New Delhi [India], May 15 (ANI): Three fishermen were rescued by the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) who were stranded in a marooned Indian Fishing Boat (IFB) Badhriyain as the cyclone 'Tauktae' ravaged the sea off Kannur.
New Delhi [India], May 15 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a high-level meeting here on Saturday to review the preparedness of states and central agencies concerned to deal with the situation arising out of cyclone 'Tauktae'.
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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on the continuing violence between Israel and Gaza's militant Hamas rulers (all times local): ___ TEHRAN, Iran — An Iranian state TV says the head of the expeditionary force of Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard has had a phone call with the head of the militant Hamas group. Al-Alam, the Arabic-language service of Iranian state television, reported that Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh spoke by telephone with Quds Force commander Gen. Esmail Ghaani. Ghaani reportedly praised Hamas as offering a “unique and successful answer” to Israel. Hamas officials have praised Iran for providing it weapons and aid in its fighting against Israel, Tehran’s regional rival. The report comes amid a dramatic escalation in the confrontation between Israel and Hamas this week. An Israeli airstrike on Saturday targeted and destroyed a high-rise building in Gaza City that housed offices of The Associated Press and other media outlets, including Al-Jazeera and also Kuwait's state television. ___ DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The foreign ministers of Egypt and Saudi Arabia are calling for an immediate cease-fire in the fighting between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip. That’s according to a statement on Saturday carried by the state-run Saudi Press Agency. It says that Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan had spoken to Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry. It said the two both agreed that an immediate cease-fire was needed. Egypt has been trying to negotiate a stop to the fighting. The Saudi statement also said the two diplomats called on “the international community to confront the aggressive Israeli practices against the brotherly Palestinian people.” ___ JERUSALEM — President Joe Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have spoken about the situation with Gaza. According to a statement from Netanyahu's office, the Israeli leader updated Biden on the developments and actions that Israel has taken and intends to take. It says Netanyahu also thanked Biden for the “unreserved support of the United States for our right to defend ourselves." It says Netanyahu emphasized in the conversation that Israel is doing everything to avoid harming the uninvolved. The statement added “the proof of this is that in the towers where there are terrorist targets attacked by the IDF, they are evacuated from the uninvolved." The Biden-Netanyahu call came just hours after an Israeli airstrike on Saturday targeted and destroyed a high-rise building in Gaza City that housed offices of The Associated Press and other media outlets. ___ DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — An American organization promoting literature and freedom of speech has called Israel's airstrike that destroyed a building in Gaza that was home to the offices of The Associated Press and other media “deeply disturbing.” PEN America said in a statement after Saturday's strike that the only reason the world knows about the ongoing fighting between Gaza’s Hamas rulers and Israel is due to the “tireless, indefatigable work of journalists, risking their lives to inform the world.” The organization demanded a detailed accounting of why Israel launched the strike. PEN America added that “the resulting destruction will hobble the ability of professional journalists to do their work documenting a fraught, complex conflict at a critical time.” ___ DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Al-Jazeera has called the Israeli bombing that destroyed its office in Gaza a “clear act” to stop journalists from reporting on the conflict between it and Hamas. Al-Jazeera issued the statement Saturday night after an Israeli strike that destroyed the building that was also home to the Gaza offices of The Associated Press. The Doha-based broadcaster said in a statement: “Al-Jazeera calls on all media and human right institutions to join forces in denouncing these ruthless bombing and to hold the government of Israel accountable for deliberately targeting journalists and media institutions.” Mostefa Souag, acting director-general of Al-Jazeera Media Network, called the Israeli strike a “war crime.” “The aim of this heinous crime is to silence the media and to hide the untold carnage and suffering of the people of Gaza,” Souag said. Al-Jazeera is a major broadcaster in the Mideast, funded by the Qatari government. It operates in both Israel and the Palestinian territories ___ ISTANBUL — The communications director to Turkey’s president tweeted that Israel’s targeting of The Associated Press and Al-Jazeera offices in the Gaza Strip were a blow on the freedom of press. The airstrike on Saturday targeted and destroyed a high-rise building in Gaza City that housed offices of The Associated Press and other media outlets. Fahrettin Altun said after the attack: “I curse these lowly attacks by Israel hitting press centers to cover up its massacres.” He also claimed that “Israel is continuing its massacres and war crimes.” Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu tweeted that Turkey stands with the Palestinians, who are still facing “ethnic, religious and cultural cleansing.” AP staffers and other tenants safely evacuated the building after the Israeli military telephoned a warning that the strike was imminent within an hour. Three heavy missiles struck the 12-story building, collapsing it in a giant cloud of dust. ___ WASHINGTON — The White House says Israel has a “paramount responsibility” to ensure the safety of journalists covering the spiraling conflict. White House press secretary Jen Psaki tweeted on Saturday that the U.S. has “communicated directly to the Israelis that ensuring the safety and security of journalists and independent media is a paramount responsibility.” President Joe Biden has urged a de-escalation, but has publicly backed Israel’s right to self-defense from Hamas rockets fired from Gaza. The White House statement followed an Israeli airstrike that targeted and destroyed a high-rise building in Gaza City that housed offices of The Associated Press and other media outlets. AP’s president and CEO Gary Pruitt said the agency was “shocked and horrified” at the strike. AP staffers and other tenants safely evacuated the building after the military telephoned a warning that the strike was imminent within an hour. Three heavy missiles struck the 12-story building, collapsing it in a giant cloud of dust. ___ MADRID — Thousands have marched in Spain’s capital to protest the attacks by Israel’s military on the Gaza Strip. Many waved Palestinian flags as they marched toward Madrid’s central Puerta del Sol square on Saturday. Protesters chanted “This is not war, this is genocide” in Spanish. Some held up homemade signs that read ““USA Terrorist State” and “Muslim Lives Matter.” The rallies in Madrid and elsewhere in the world are taking place against the backdrop of a most serious escalation in the Mideast. On Saturday, an Israeli airstrike targeted and destroyed a high-rise building in Gaza City that housed offices of The Associated Press and other media outlets hours after another Israeli air raid on a densely populated refugee camp killed at least 10 Palestinians from an extended family, mostly children. ___ BAGHDAD — Hundreds of demonstrators have gathered in cities across Iraq to stand in solidarity with Palestinians in Gaza and Jerusalem. The demonstrators on Saturday waved Palestinian flags and banners across five provinces in rallies called for by influential Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr. Al-Sadr called on followers to take to the streets and support Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, which is under attack by the Israeli military. Protesters gathered in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, and the southern provinces of Babylon, Dhi Qar, Diwanieh and Basra in a show of support. In Baghdad’s central Tahrir Square, demonstrators carried a Palestinian flag several feet long. Many also held up photos of al-Sadr. Al-Sadr is a firebrand cleric who wields significant power in the country. In the May 2018 elections his party won the most number of seats. ___ BEIRUT — Hundreds of people have participated in the funeral of a Hezbollah fighter who was shot dead along the Lebanon-Israel border during a rally denouncing Israeli airstrikes on Gaza. The funeral of Mohammed Tahhan was held in his hometown of Adloun in southern Lebanon on Saturday afternoon. The 21-year-old man died of wounds sustained on Friday, shortly after he was struck during the protest at the border. On Saturday, scores of Palestinian and Lebanese youth gathered in the border area again to rally against the Israeli military campaign in Gaza. Lebanese troops detained several people who tried to reach the border wall. Earlier in the day, an Israeli military spokesman warned Lebanese authorities not to allow protesters to breach the border. A small group had breached the fence on Friday and crossed the border into Israel, triggering the shooting. The Israeli military said troops fired warning shots toward the group after they sabotaged the fence and crossed over briefly. ___ BERLIN — The United Nations’ human rights chief is urging all in what has developed into a battle between Israel and Gaza’s militant Hamas rulers to lower tensions, and faulted actions by both sides. Michelle Bachelet, the U.N. high commissioner for human rights, said in a statement issued in Geneva on Saturday that “rather than seeking to calm tensions, inflammatory rhetoric from leaders on all sides appears to be seeking to excite tensions rather than to calm them.” Bachelet's statement was issued on Saturday, shortly before an Israeli airstrike destroyed a high-rise building in Gaza City that housed offices of The Associated Press and other media outlets. In the statement, Bachelet “warned that the firing of large numbers of indiscriminate rockets by Palestinian armed groups into Israel, including densely populated areas, in clear violation of international humanitarian law, amounts to war crimes.” There also are concerns that some attacks by the Israeli military in Gaza “have targeted civilian objects that, under international humanitarian law, do not meet the requirements to be considered as military objectives.” It added that “the failure to adhere to the principles of distinction, proportionality and precaution in the conduct of military operations amounts to a serious violation of international humanitarian law and may constitute war crimes.” ___ BERLIN — Iran’s foreign minister has called off a planned visit to his Austrian counterpart in Vienna. The decision came after Austria’s chancellery and foreign ministry flew the Israeli flag as a signal of solidarity in Israel’s conflict with the militant Hamas group. Austrian daily Die Presse reported Saturday that Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was due to meet Austrian counterpart Alexander Schallenberg on Saturday morning. But he called off the trip over the Austrian leaders’ decision to fly the Israeli flag on Friday. The Austria Press Agency said Schallenberg’s spokeswoman, Claudia Tuertscher, confirmed the report. She said: “We regret this.” Vienna has been hosting negotiations in recent weeks aimed at bringing the United States back into the 2015 nuclear deal aimed at allaying concerns about Iran’s nuclear ambitions. France, Germany, Britain, Russia and China are still parties to that agreement. Iran’s deputy foreign minister, Abbas Araghchi, tweeted on Friday that Austria “so far been a great host for negotiations” but it was “shocking & painful to see flag of the occupying regime, that brutally killed tens of innocent civilians, inc many children in just few days, over govt offices in Vienna.” ___ DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia has called for foreign ministers of the world’s largest body of Muslim nations to hold a meeting Sunday. The gathering is to discuss Israeli acts of violence against Palestinians and the Israeli police’s use of force against protesters at Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem. The kingdom will host the virtual summit, gathering ministers of the 57-nation Organization of Islamic Cooperation “to discuss the Israeli aggression in the Palestinian territory,” particularly acts of violence in the vicinity of Al-Aqsa Mosque, the body said Saturday. The Saudi-headquartered OIC includes countries Iran, Turkey, Indonesia and a range of Muslim majority nations. The sanctity of Al-Aqsa mosque, one of Islam’s holiest sites, is a sensitive and emotive issue for Muslims around the world. The OIC was formed 51 years ago in response to a Jewish extremist arson attack on the Al-Aqsa Mosque in east Jerusalem. The hilltop on which the mosque stands is also sacred to Jews, who revere it as the Temple Mount because it was the site of the biblical temples. Some Jews and evangelical Christians support building a new Jewish temple on the site, an idea that Muslims find alarming because they fear it would lead to the mosque being partitioned or demolished. ___ RAMALLAH, West Bank — Palestinians have begun gathering across the occupied West Bank to mark the anniversary of the displacement of hundreds of thousands of refugees from what is now Israel during the 1948 war surrounding its creation. Nakba Day, Arabic for “catastrophe,” comes amid widespread Jewish-Arab violence in Israel and heavy fighting between Israel and the Islamic militant group Hamas, which rules Gaza. The main event Saturday was held in West Bank city of Ramallah, where the internationally-backed Palestinian Authority is headquartered. On Friday, Palestinians in the occupied West Bank held some of the largest protests in years and clashed with Israeli forces, who shot and killed 11 people, including a Palestinian who tried to stab a soldier at a military position. Some 700,000 Palestinians fled or were driven from their homes during the 1948 war. Today, they and their descendants number around 5.7 million and mostly reside in the West Bank, Gaza, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria. The Associated Press
The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): 1 p.m. Newfoundland and Labrador is reporting five new cases of COVID-19, all of which are related to travel in Canada. The province is now dealing with 78 active cases, with over half of them recorded in the zone that includes St. John's. Health officials say one person remains in hospital. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the province has reported 1,184 cases, which include six deaths. --- 12:30 p.m. New Brunswick is reporting seven new cases of COVID-19. They include two travel-related infections that involve New Brunswickers isolating outside the province. The other cases involve either travel-related infections or contacts of previously confirmed cases in Saint John, Fredericton and Bathurst. The province is now dealing with 113 active cases, which are among the 2,052 reported since the beginning of the pandemic. --- 11:10 a.m. Quebec is reporting 760 additional cases of COVID-19 today and eight new deaths, including two within the past 24 hours. The Health Department says the number of hospitalizations declined by 21 to 509, while the number of patients in intensive care dipped by three to 120. It says 98,567 doses of vaccine were administered on Friday, for a total of 4,230,520. Quebec has reported 362,580 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 11,032 deaths linked to the disease since the onset of the pandemic. --- 11 a.m. Ontario is reporting 2,584 new cases of COVID-19 today along with 24 new deaths linked to the virus. Health Minister Christine Elliott says there were 689 new infections in Toronto, 584 in Peel Region and 252 in York Region. Other areas with high case counts include Durham Region with 157 today and Hamilton with 115. There are 1,546 COVID-19 patients in Ontario hospitals as of this morning, including 714 in intensive care and 516 on ventilators. Ontario administered 154,104 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine on Friday, a number Elliott describes as a single-day high in the province. --- This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 15, 2021. The Canadian Press