Nicolo Melli (New Orleans Pelicans) with a deep 3 vs the LA Clippers, 01/13/2021
Nicolo Melli (New Orleans Pelicans) with a deep 3 vs the LA Clippers, 01/13/2021
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Dr Anthony Fauci said that the two Covid-19 vaccines approved in the US will still be effective against more-contagious variants of the disease first discovered in the UK and South Africa. The nation’s leading infectious disease expert said there are some early indications that vaccine efficacy against the UK and South Africa variants has shown some diminution, but it’s “not something that we don't think we can handle.” “It appears that the vaccine will still be effective,” he said, though he said the South Africa variant is "a little bit more concerning."
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A Latina immigrant who said her detention during a traffic stop fit a pattern of racially discriminatory policing in a Maryland county has reached a $125,000 settlement that includes a written apology from the county's sheriff, her attorneys said Thursday. Medrano and a grassroots organization, Resources for Immigrant Support and Empowerment Coalition of Western Maryland, sued the sheriff's office, Jenkins, two of his deputies and the county in July 2019.
A group of prominent attorneys on Thursday asked New York's judiciary to suspend the law license of former President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani for making false claims in post-election lawsuits and for urging Trump's supporters to engage in "trial by combat" shortly before they stormed the U.S. Capitol. The letter, spearheaded by the organization Lawyers Defending American Democracy, called for immediate suspension of the license pending an investigation of Giuliani, who served as a federal prosecutor and a New York City mayor before Trump hired him as to be his personal attorney. "This complaint is about law, not politics," said the letter to the attorney grievance committee of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, First Judicial Department.
Some COVID-19 vaccination sites in New York City began cancelling or postponing shots or stopped making new appointments Thursday amid vaccine shortages around the U.S. that President Joe Biden has vowed to turn around. Smaller-than-expected deliveries from the federal government have caused frustration and confusion and limited states' ability to attack the outbreak that has killed over 400,000 Americans. Over the past few days, authorities in California, Ohio, West Virginia, Florida and Hawaii warned that their supplies were running out. Vaccinations in New York haven’t stopped, but demand for the shots now far exceeds the number of doses available, Mayor Bill de Blasio said. “It’s just tremendously sad that we have so many people who want the vaccine and so much ability to give the vaccine, what’s happening?” he said. “For lack of supply, we’re actually having to cancel appointments.” Over the past two weeks, states, at the urging of the Trump administration, rapidly expanded their vaccination drives to people 65 and older, which has raised expectations of availability and created greater demand. The Health and Human Services Department suggested last week that states' expectations for how much vaccine was on the way were off the mark. But Dr. Marcus Plescia of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials said opening vaccine eligibility broadly to people 65 and older was done too soon, before supply could catch up. “We needed steady federal leadership on this early in the launch,” Plescia said. “That did not happen, and now that we are not prioritizing groups, there is going to be some lag for supply to catch up with demand.” Supply will pick up over the next few weeks, he said. Deliveries go out to the states every week, and the government and drugmakers have given assurances large quantities are in the pipeline. The rollout has proceeded at a disappointing pace. The U.S. government has delivered nearly 38 million doses of vaccine to the states, and about 17.5 million of those have been administered, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. About 2.4 million people have received the necessary two doses, by the CDC's count — well short of the hundreds of millions who will have to be inoculated to vanquish the outbreak. Dr. George Rutherford, an epidemiologist at the University of California, San Francisco, said the vaccine problem could be solved fairly quickly by ramping up production. He said unpredictability of how much vaccine a state can expect makes it difficult to plan how to inoculate people. “It's a bit of having to build it as we go,” Rutherford said. “It's a front-end supply issue, and unless we know how much vaccine is flowing down the pipe, it's hard to get these things sized right, staffed, get people there, get them vaccinated and get them gone.” Biden signed 10 executive orders to combat the coronavirus pandemic on Thursday, including one broadening the use of the Defence Production Act to expand vaccine production. The 1950 Korean War-era law enables the government to direct the manufacture of critical goods. He also mandated masks for travel, including in airports and on planes, ships, trains, buses and public transportation, and ordered the Federal Emergency Management Agency to set up vaccination centres and the CDC to make vaccines available through pharmacies starting next month. Biden has vowed to dispense 100 million shots in his first 100 days. “We’ll move heaven and earth to get more people vaccinated for free,” he said. Dr. Philip Chan of the Rhode Island Department of Health said Thursday that the state is still only getting 14,000 doses weekly, which is enough to vaccinate only 1.5% of the state's population per week. The state is focused on vaccinating health care workers and nursing home residents. It has not yet opened up the line to its 187,000 people 65 and older. “We just don’t have that amount of vaccine, unfortunately, to support that kind of demand. In other states which have taken this approach, it has resulted in an enormous amount of confusion, frustration, including long lines and crowds, which we’re obviously trying to avoid during this pandemic,” Chan said In New York, de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo have been pleading for more doses. Appointments through Sunday for the first dose of the vaccine at 15 community vaccination hubs set up by the city health department were postponed to next week. Rosa Schneider had jumped at the chance to make a vaccination appointment once she heard that educators like her were eligible in New York. A high school English teacher who lives in New York City but works in New Jersey, she said that a day before she was to be vaccinated on Wednesday at a city-run hospital, she got a call saying the supply had run out and the appointment was cancelled. “I was concerned, and I was upset,” said Schneider, 32, but she is trying daily to book another appointment. She is hopeful availability will improve in the coming weeks. Carla K. Johnson, Brian Melley And Karen Matthews, The Associated Press
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Republican congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene has filed articles of impeachment against Joe Biden the day after he was inaugurated as president. The lawmaker, who has ties to the baseless QAnon conspiracy theory, took to Twitter to announce the move against the new president. “I’ve just filed articles of impeachment on president Joe Biden, we will see how this goes," she said.
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NEW YORK — Robert Saleh is taking a CEO-type approach to his new job as New York Jets head coach by overseeing the entire team and not just one area. The former San Francisco 49ers defensive co-ordinator announced during his introductory news conference Thursday that he hired Jeff Ulbrich to run the Jets' defence. A major question after Saleh's hiring was whether he would make the calls on defence — similar to what former coach Adam Gase did on offence with the Jets the past two seasons. Instead, it will be Ulbrich, a former NFL linebacker who was on Atlanta's staff and promoted to defensive co-ordinator under interim head coach Raheem Morris last season after Dan Quinn was fired. Jets CEO Christopher Johnson said before the team began its search that the next coach preferably be someone who is an overall leader with a finger on the pulse of all aspects of the operation. “I share the same thoughts as they do,” Saleh said. "I think the head coach and the message that's trying to be deployed to everybody is this is an organization that has to work locked in arms and work together. And to ensure that the messaging and the way we want things done all the way across the board is there and maintaining that connection throughout — whether it’s offence, defence, special teams, business to football — somehow, some way everyone’s got to find their connection to the players and with the mindset that we’re going to get these guys better every single day. “And to be able to have that focus and ensure that the entire organization is moving in the direction that we want, I won’t be calling plays.” Saleh also announced that Mike LaFleur, who was the 49ers' passing game co-ordinator the past three seasons, will be the Jets' offensive co-ordinator. LaFleur is the younger brother of Packers coach Matt LaFleur — who is also one of Saleh's best friends. Also hired as part of Saleh's staff on offence: Rob Calabrese (quarterbacks), John Benton (offensive line/run game co-ordinator), Greg Knapp (passing game specialist), Jon “Taylor” Embree (running backs), Miles Austin (wide receivers), Ron Middleton (tight ends) and offensive assistants Mack Brown, Todd Washington and Billy Vandemerkt. On defence: Aaron Whitecotton (defensive line), Nate Ollie (assistant defensive line) and defensive assistants Ricky Manning Jr., Hayes Pullard and Chip Vaughn. Brown, Vaughn and Washington were retained from Gase's staff. Saleh hasn't yet hired a special teams co-ordinator, but said he has received many calls on behalf of Brant Boyer who has run the Jets' unit the past five seasons. ___ More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL Dennis Waszak Jr., The Associated Press
As Joe Biden was inaugurated on Wednesday, some people breathed in a sigh of relief to see that the Trump administration had finally come to its end. Others, like followers of the QAnon conspiracy theory completely melted down as they realized the so-called “Great Awakening” they had been waiting for wasn’t coming after all. Followers of the conspiracy theory have long believed that Democratic politicians and celebrities were involved in a Satanic international child sex trafficking network. They were also holding out hope that on January 20, 2021, Donald Trump would declare martial law and round up his political enemies for execution at the Guantánamo Bay detention center. Some adherents prepared for a nationwide blackout ahead of the inauguration, as they believed Trump would alert them that the arrests were being made. On Wednesday morning, they remained encouraged that those arrests were coming, noting that Trump had 17 flags with him onstage at his farewell event at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. They noted that Q is the 17th letter of the alphabet and therefore, this could not be a coincidence. Among the Democratic elite who were supposed to be arrested and executed, according to the conspiracy theory, was the incoming president. Instead, Biden’s inauguration went off without a hitch and the former president took off for the last time from the White House to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida. If any of us are lucky, we won’t hear from Trump again, but QAnon supporters were a wreck as everything they believed in fell apart. “It’s done and we were played,” one person wrote in a Telegram channel. Another wrote, “I just want to throw up. I’m so sick of all the disinformation and false hope.” Ironically, it was disinformation that led people to the QAnon conspiracy theory in the first place. The QAnon conspiracy theory first started gaining traction in right-wing spaces in October 2017 after Pizzagate went viral the year prior. At the time, some people were led to believe that Democrats were running a child sex trafficking network out of the D.C.-based pizzeria, Comet Ping Pong. Since then, supporters of the theory have made a number of predictions, including that Hillary Clinton would be arrested for her role in the activities (which do not actually exist) and that the government was preparing for riots. None of these things happened, of course, and a lot of QAnon followers are expressing anger and disillusionment as a result. Many people who follow the conspiracy theory said they were “sick to [their] stomach” on forums and that it was the “Worst day in American history” after the mass arrests didn’t happen, according to a tweet posted by Daily Beast reporter Will Sommer. One post on the Great Awakening forum was titled, “If Q Was a Fake, Why Didn’t Trump Denounce It?” Meanwhile, a moderator of the forum warned that posts questioning the validity of Q would be banned, writing, “this IS NOT over HAVE patience,” Slate reports. Some followers still have hope and have started coming up with new theories. “Like many of you, I am in shock by today’s [events] and then I realized why it had to happen and that Q told us it would happen and, why this NEEDED to happen,” read one post on a QAnon forum, according to The Guardian. The post went on to explain the new theory in detail. Despite the major Q theory unraveling, researchers of the far right are concerned about where these splintering supporters will go next. Following the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, QAnon communities have made their way to platforms that are less regulated when it comes to white nationalist and neo-Nazi organizing. And while the theory is already thriving on antisemitic tropes, some people worry adherents of Q are only a few clicks away from entering and radicalizing further to the right in white nationalist digital spaces. It’s unclear what will happen next with Q, QAnon, or the fake satanic cabal of Democrats they seem to believe is running the world. What we do know is that QAnon will probably live in the dark corners of the internet (or Facebook) for a little while longer, though hopefully only to fade from memory, much like Donald Trump himself. Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Experts Are Warning Us Of Inauguration Day RiotsWho Did Trump Pardon On His Last Day In Office?The FBI Knew About The Capitol Riot Beforehand
OTTAWA — Gov. Gen. Julie Payette is resigning, a source with direct knowledge of her decision but not authorized to discuss it publicly confirms to The Canadian Press. The news comes as the results of an investigation into allegations of a toxic workplace at Rideau Hall are expected to be released. The Privy Council Office revealed last year that Quintet Consulting Corp. had been hired to conduct a third-party investigation into allegations of workplace harassment in the office of the Governor General. That came after CBC reports alleged that Payette belittled and publicly humiliated employees, reducing some to tears and prompting some to quit. That prompted the Privy Council Office to launch a workplace review, which Payette herself welcomed at the time with a statement that said she was "deeply concerned" about the allegations. Payette, a former astronaut, was named to the position in 2017. This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 21, 2021. The Canadian Press
OKLAHOMA CITY — Some Thunder fans believe tanking to get higher draft picks is the way back to contention. Apparently, the team disagrees. Oklahoma City was expected by experts to be one of the NBA’s worst teams this season -- just like last season, when they shocked the league and made the playoffs. Once again, the Thunder are defying the odds. Oklahoma City is off to a 6-7 start, despite five of its top seven scorers having been in the league three years or fewer and 35-year-old Mark Daigneault taking on his first NBA head coaching assignment. Last year, the Thunder had veterans Chris Paul, Dennis Schroder, Steven Adams and Danilo Gallinari to help them through the tough times. This year, young holdovers Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Lu Dort, Darius Bazley and Hamidou Diallo carry more of the load. And they clearly are out to win, even with losses offering a potentially greater return on the slew of draft picks general manager Sam Presti has collected through trades in recent years. “We’re not trying to build a resilient culture, we’re trying to continue a resilient culture,” Daigneault said. “Resilient culture has existed here for a long period of time, ever since the team came here.” Gilgeous-Alexander is the budding star who leads the way. He averages 21.0 points, 6.2 assists and 5.3 rebounds per game. He hit a game-winner in the season opener against Charlotte. “He’s taking on a different level of responsibility,” Daigneault said. “He’s playing a different role on this team than he has so far in his career, and he’s not shying away from that.” That approach was clear after he had four turnovers in a loss to Denver on January 19. “For me, personally, I got a little careless with the ball at times,” Gilgeous-Alexander said. “They are a really good, active defensive team. They are always in the gaps, playing with length to get deflections and stuff like that. I just think I have to clean that up a little bit." Even with that rough outing, there have been plenty of reasons for hope. The Thunder already have wins over Brooklyn and New Orleans and are 5-2 on the road. They rallied from 22 down to beat former coach Billy Donovan and the Chicago Bulls in overtime. The Thunder have some rough losses, including a 29-point home loss to the defending champion Los Angeles Lakers. But the young core appears ready to dig in and compete. Dort went undrafted in 2019, but his defence got him into the starting lineup by the end of the season. This year, the guard ranks second on the team with 13.4 points per game and he’s shooting 43.7% from 3-point range. Diallo, the main man off the bench, averages 11.1 points per contest. Bazley, an explosive second-year forward, averages 10.5 points and a team-leading 7.2 rebounds. Other young players have stepped up, too. Isaiah Roby, a second-year centre out of Nebraska, has been an adequate fill-in for Al Horford when needed. He averages 9 points and 5 rebounds in 19 minutes per game. First-round pick Aleksej Pokusevski, a 7-footer from Serbia, is playing 17 minutes per game. Second-rounder Theo Maledon, a 19-year-old guard from France, is playing 20. Even the youngest players already have taken on the Thunder mentality -- the one Daigneault picked up in his days as a Thunder assistant last season and as coach of the Thunder’s G-League affiliate before that. “When I look at our logo, that’s kind of what I think about is that spirit,” he said. “The relentless competitive spirit of the teams were really good teams here. We’ve got a lot of new players and a lot of young players, and that’s the type of mentality that we try and nurture.” ___ Follow Cliff Brunt on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CliffBruntAP. ___ More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports. Cliff Brunt, The Associated Press
This News Release is not for distribution to U.S. Newswire Services or for dissemination in the United States TORONTO, Jan. 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- O3 Mining Inc. (TSX.V: OIII; OTCQX: OIIIF) ("O3 Mining" or the "Corporation") is pleased to announce, further to our news release of earlier this morning, that the private placement of flow-through common shares of the Corporation ("FT Shares") has been upsized by an additional C$10.4 million, for a total offering of approximately C$30.4 million (exclusive of the Underwriters' Option (as defined below)) (the "Offering"). In furtherance of the foregoing, O3 Mining has entered into an amendment to the engagement letter pursuant to which Sprott Capital Partners LP and Canaccord Genuity Corp., as co-lead underwriters, on behalf of a syndicate of underwriters (collectively, the "Underwriters"), have agreed to purchase, on a "bought deal" private placement basis, 6,703,739 FT Shares at a price of C$4.54 per FT Share for aggregate gross proceeds of approximately $30.4 million. The Corporation has also granted the Underwriters an option to sell up to an additional 1,005,561 FT Shares at a price of C$4.54 per FT Share, which option may be exercised up to 48 hours prior to the closing of the Offering (the "Underwriters' Option") If the Underwriters' Option is exercised in full, the gross proceeds from the Offering would be approximately C$35 million. Each FT Share issued under the Offering will qualify as a "flow-through share" (within the meaning of subsection 66(15) of the Income Tax Act (Canada) and, in respect of eligible Québec resident subscribers, section 359.1 of the Taxation Act (Québec). The gross proceeds from the sale of the FT Shares will be used by the Corporation to incur eligible "Canadian exploration expenses" that qualify as "flow-through mining expenditures" as both terms are defined in the Income Tax Act (Canada) (the "Qualifying Expenditures") related to the Corporation's projects in Québec. The Qualifying Expenditures will be renounced in favour of the subscribers of the FT Shares with an effective date no later than December 31, 2021 and in the aggregate amount not less than the total amount of the gross proceeds raised from the issuance of the FT Shares. The Offering is scheduled to close on or about February 25, 2021 (as opposed to February 17, 2021, as previously announced) and is subject to certain conditions including, but not limited to, the receipt of all necessary regulatory and other approvals including the conditional approval of the TSX Venture Exchange. Other than as described in this news release, the other terms of the Offering as described in the news release of O3 Mining of earlier this morning remain unchanged. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any of the securities in the United States. The securities have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "U.S. Securities Act"), or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to or for the account or benefit of a U.S. person (as defined in Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act) unless registered under the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or an exemption from such registration is available. About O3 Mining Inc. O3 Mining, which forms part of the Osisko Group of companies, is a mine development and emerging consolidator of exploration properties in prospective gold camps in Canada - focused on projects in Québec – with a goal of becoming a multi-million ounce, high-growth company. O3 Mining is well-capitalized and holds a 100% interest in properties in Québec (133,557 hectares). The Corporation controls 66,064 hectares in Val-d'Or and over 50 kilometres of strike length of the Cadillac-Larder Lake Fault. O3 Mining also has a portfolio of assets in the Chibougamau region of Québec. Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Information This news release contains "forward-looking information" within the meaning of the applicable Canadian securities legislation that is based on expectations, estimates and projections as at the date of this news release. The information in this news release about the Offering; the use of the proceeds from the Offering; the jurisdictions in which the FT Shares will be offered or sold; the number of FT Shares offered or sold; the size of the Offering; the timing and ability of the Corporation to close the Offering, if at all; the timing and ability of the Corporation to satisfy the customary listing conditions of the TSX Venture Exchange, if at all; the timing and ability of the Corporation to obtain all necessary approvals; the tax treatment of the securities issued under the Offering under the Income Tax Act (Canada) and Taxation Act (Québec); the timing to renounce all Qualifying Expenditures in favour of the subscribers, if at all; and any other information herein that is not a historical fact may be "forward-looking information". Any statement that involves discussions with respect to predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, objectives, assumptions, future events or performance (often but not always using phrases such as "expects", or "does not expect", "is expected", "anticipates" or "does not anticipate", "plans", "budget", "scheduled", "forecasts", "estimates", "believes" or "intends" or variations of such words and phrases or stating that certain actions, events or results "may" or "could", "would", "might" or "will" be taken to occur or be achieved) are not statements of historical fact and may be forward-looking information and are intended to identify forward-looking information. This forward-looking information is based on reasonable assumptions and estimates of management of Osisko, at the time it was made, involves known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Osisko to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. Such factors include, among others, risks relating to the Offering; volatility in the trading price of common shares of the Corporation; risks relating to the ability of the Corporation to obtain required approvals, complete definitive documentation and complete the Offering; the ability of Osisko to complete further exploration activities, including drilling; property interests; the results of exploration activities; risks relating to mining activities; the global economic climate; metal prices; dilution; environmental risks; changes in the tax and regulatory regime; and community and non-governmental actions. Although the forward-looking information contained in this news release is based upon what management believes, or believed at the time, to be reasonable assumptions, Osisko cannot assure shareholders and prospective purchasers that actual results will be consistent with such forward-looking information, as there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended, and neither Osisko nor any other person assumes responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of any such forward-looking information. Osisko does not undertake, and assumes no obligation, to update or revise any such forward-looking statements or forward-looking information contained herein to reflect new events or circumstances, except as may be required by law. Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release. No stock exchange, securities commission or other regulatory authority has approved or disapproved the information contained herein. For further information on O3 Mining, please contact:Jose VizquerraPresident, CEO and DirectorTelephone: (416) 363-8653
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