Onyeka Okongwu (Atlanta Hawks) with a dunk vs the Miami Heat, 03/02/2021
Onyeka Okongwu (Atlanta Hawks) with a dunk vs the Miami Heat, 03/02/2021
White House press secretary Jen Psaki said on Monday that the Biden administration was looking for ways to conduct outreach to “white conservative communities” where coronavirus vaccine hesitancy runs high. Such outreach, Psaki said, could include partnerships with NASCAR, the car racing franchise, and CMT, the country music television station.
Sanju Samson’s blistering century on his captaincy debut for Rajasthan Royals went in vain as Punjab Kings snatched a four-run win in the Indian Premier League on Monday. Needing five off the last two balls, Samson declined a single off the fifth ball to retain the strike before holing out in the deep off the final delivery after scoring a scintillating 119 off just 63 balls with 12 fours and seven sixes. Punjab’s total of 221-6 never looked enough, especially after Samson twice got dropped before completing his half century and then successfully overturned an lbw decision against him soon after crossing the 50-run mark.
WASHINGTON — The Biden White House is amplifying the push for its $2.3 trillion infrastructure package with the release of state-by-state breakdowns that show the dire shape of roads, bridges, the power grid and housing affordability. The figures in the state summaries paint a decidedly bleak outlook for the world's largest economy after years of repairs being deferred and delayed. They suggest that too much infrastructure is unsafe for vehicles at any speed, while highlighting the costs of extreme weather events that have become more frequent with climate change as well as dead spots for broadband and a dearth of child care options. President Joe Biden is scheduled to meet Monday afternoon with Republican and Democratic lawmakers and can use the state summaries to show that his plan would help meet the needs of their constituents. Drawn from an array of private and public data, the reports show there are 7,300 miles (11,748 kilometres) of highway in Michigan alone that are in poor condition. Damaged streets in North Carolina impose an average yearly cost of $500 on motorists. Iowa has 4,571 bridges in need of repair. There is a roughly 4-in-10 chance that a public transit vehicle in Indiana might be ready for the scrap yard. Pennsylvania's schools are short $1.4 billion for maintenance and upgrades. Most states received a letter grade on their infrastructure. West Virginia earned a D. So did Biden's home state of Delaware. Of the states rated, the highest grade went to Georgia and Utah, which each notched a C-plus. The lowest grade, D-minus, went to the territory of Puerto Rico. The administration is banking that the data will confirm the everyday experiences of Americans as they bump over potholes, get trapped in traffic jams and wait for buses that almost never correspond to published schedules. There is already a receptive audience to the sales pitch, and the strategy is that public support can overcome any congressional misgivings. “We don’t have a lot of work to do to persuade the American people that U.S. infrastructure needs major improvement,” Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said on Fox News Channel's “Fox News Sunday” ahead of the reports' release. “The American people already know it.” Republican lawmakers have been quick to reject the infrastructure proposal from Biden. They say just a fraction of the spending goes to traditional infrastructure, as $400 billion would expand Medicaid support for caregivers and substantial portions would fund electric vehicle charging stations and address the racial injustice of highways that were built in ways that destroyed Black neighbourhoods. The reports give some data to back up their argument that more money should be spent on roads and bridges. Biden's plan would modernize 20,000 miles (32,187 kilometres) worth of roadways, but California by itself has 14,220 miles (22,885 kilometres) of highway in poor condition. Republican lawmakers also object to funding the package by increasing the corporate tax rate from 21% to 28% and increasing the global minimum tax, among other tax changes including stepped-up IRS enforcement being proposed by the Biden administration. “This is a massive social welfare spending program combined with a massive tax increase on small-business job creators,” Sen Roger Wicker, R-Miss., said on ABC's “This Week" on Sunday. “I can’t think of a worse thing to do.” Yet the state-by-state reports make clear that many of the people Wicker represents could benefit from the package, an aspect of the Biden effort to engender the backing of voters across party lines. Wicker was among four Republicans on the White House guest list for Biden’s Monday meeting, along with Sen. Deb Fischer of Nebraska and Reps. Garret Graves of Louisiana and Don Young of Alaska. Democrats on the list were Sens. Maria Cantwell of Washington and Alex Padilla of California and Reps. Donald Payne Jr. of New Jersey and David Price of North Carolina. Mississippi needs $4.8 billion for drinking water and $289 million for schools. Nearly a quarter of households lack an internet subscription, and a similar percentage lives in areas without broadband. Mississippians who use public transportation have to devote an extra 87.7% of their time to commuting. Mississippi's infrastructure received a grade of D-plus. ___ Online: White House's state-by-state infrastructure reports: Fact sheets by state. Josh Boak, The Associated Press
Michael Rousseau, Air Canada President and Chief Executive Officer, Amos Kazzaz, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and Lucie Guillemette, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, will hold a conference call for analysts on Friday May 7, 2021 to present the first quarter 2021 results and be available for analysts' questions. Following the analysts' questions, Mr. Kazzaz and Pierre Houle, Vice President and Treasurer, will be available to answer questions from term loan B lenders and holders of Air Canada bonds.
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The musical talents of the North clinched two awards at this year's Canadian Folk Music Awards. Leela Gilday, a Dene musician from the Northwest Territories, was named Indigenous Songwriter of the Year for her album North Star Calling while Broccoli Farm, by Yukoner Claire Ness and her band, the Swing Sets, was awarded Children's Album of the Year. "Mahsi Cho CFMA's for this incredible honour!!!!," Gilday wrote on Facebook Monday. The album, released in September 2019, is also up for a Juno in the category of Contemporary Roots Album of the year. Gilday previously spoke to CBC News about its titular track, which she wrote with her husband, about not being alone. "If you're struggling with depression or suicide ideation or anything, that you can't talk about it, just reach out and know that there are people there and that in the universe," she said. Gilday is nominated for a 2021 Juno in the category of Indigenous Artist of the Year too. When Ness found out about her album's award, she tweeted "Holy smokes!" and wrote on Facebook that she was "totally overwhelmed." All but one track on the album, she previously told CBC, were written after the birth of her son and inspired by him. "He's so creative and has so many good ideas," she said. The awards were handed out this past weekend.
ANKARA, Turkey — The head of Libya's new interim government and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday affirmed their commitment to a controversial 2019 maritime agreement that has angered Greece and Cyprus. Speaking following a meeting in Ankara with Libyan Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, Erdogan pledged to support to Libya's unity, its reconstruction and its military. Turkey would also be sending 150,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses and well as manage a pandemic hospital in Tripoli to help the North African country battle its outbreak, Erdogan said. Libya’s interim government, which took power last month, is meant to bring together a country that has been torn apart by civil war for nearly a decade. It is also aims to steer through a general election on Dec. 24. Turkey has been closely involved in Libya, backing the U.N.-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA), based in the capital Tripoli that controlled the west, against the Libyan National Army (LNA), based in Benghazi that controlled the east. Turkey sent military supplies and fighters to Libya, helping to tilt the balance of power in favour of the Tripoli government. Turkey also signed an agreement with the Tripoli-based government delineating the maritime boundaries between the two countries in the Mediterranean, triggering protests from Greece and Cyprus. Both countries denounced the agreement, saying ti was a serious breach of international law that disregarded the rights of other eastern Mediterranean countries. “The memorandum of understanding concerning the maritime jurisdiction in the Mediterranean that we signed with our neighbour Libya, has secured the interest and future of both countries,” Erdogan said. Dbeibah, who has been trying to strike a balance between Turkey and Greece following Athens’ concerns over the maritime deal, also said the deal serves both Turkey and Libya's national interests. He added however, that it was important to start a dialogue that would take into account all involved parties' interests. Previously, Dbeibah has said his government is willing to establish a joint Libyan-Greek committee to resume negotiations to set the sea boundary between the two countries and demarcate an exclusive economic zone for oil and gas drilling rights. Erdogan and Dbeibah, who was accompanied by a large delegation, oversaw the signing of five agreements, including concerning the construction of electricity plants in Libya. The two countries also agreed to take steps to facilitate the return of Turkish companies to complete stalled projects in the oil-rich North African nation, Erdogan said. Libya was plunged into chaos when a NATO-backed uprising in 2011 toppled longtime ruler Moammar Gadhafi, who was later killed. The country was in recent years split between rival east- and west-based administrations, each backed by different armed groups and foreign governments. Suzan Fraser, The Associated Press
WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden used a virtual meeting with corporate leaders about a global shortage of semiconductors to push Monday for his $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan, telling them that the U.S. should be the world's computer chip leader. "We need to build the infrastructure of today, not repair the one of yesterday,” he told the group of 19 executives from the technology, chip and automotive industries. “China and the rest of the world is not waiting and there’s no reason why Americans should wait.” He said the country hasn't made big investments to stay ahead of global competitors, and it needs to step up its game. Biden made an appearance at the meeting between administration officials and company leaders held to discuss developing a stronger U.S. computer chip supply chain. The meeting came as the global chip shortage continued to plague a wide array of industries. CEOs of AT&T, Dell, Ford, General Motors, Stellantis (formerly Fiat Chrysler), Intel, Northrop Grumman, and others were scheduled to attend. But industry experts say there's little they can do to stem the shortage, which has delayed a new iPhone and forced automakers to temporarily shut factories because they're running short of the multiple computers needed to run engines, transmissions, brakes and other essential features. Instead, Biden brought up developing a U.S. chip supply chain since most are made in Asia and shipped to the U.S. In February he ordered a review of the supply chain and pledged to work with international partners to ensure stable supplies. Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives said there's little that can be done immediately to end the current problem. “This could change things over the next three to five years, but for right now, there's no structural changes that could alleviate the shortage," he said. The shortage already has made it harder for schools to buy enough laptops for students forced to learn from home, delayed the release of popular products and created mad scrambles to find the latest video game consoles. But things have worsened in recent weeks, particularly in the auto industry, where factories are shutting down because there aren’t enough chips to finish building vehicles that are becoming rolling computers. The coronavirus pandemic touched off a cascade of events that led to the problems. Chip factories had to shut down early last year, particularly overseas where most processors are made. By the time they reopened, they had a backlog that was worsened by unforeseen demand. Personal computer demand, for instance, spiked as government lockdowns forced millions of office employees and students to work or attend class remotely. High demand for consumer electronics squeezed the auto industry. Chip makers compounded the pressure by rejiggering factory lines to better serve the consumer-electronics market, which generates far more revenue for them than autos. After eight weeks of pandemic-induced shutdown in the spring, automakers started reopening factories earlier than expected. But they found out that chip makers weren’t able to flip a switch quickly and make the more robust processors needed for cars. Industry executives say the shortage should start to end by the third quarter of this year. It's merely a symptom of a larger problem of the U.S. relying too much on Asia for critical parts such as semiconductors, said Ives said, who called the meeting long overdue. “I think now it's just exposing the structural issues as well as some of the potential national security issues the U.S. faces, given our reliance on Asia,” he said. The U.S. has only 12% of the world's semiconductor factory capacity, down from 37% in 1990, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association. The shortage comes just as the auto industry is accelerating plans to shift away from internal combustion vehicles, shifting more toward those powered by batteries. As part of his $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan, Biden wants to spend $174 billion over eight years on electric vehicles. That figure includes incentives for consumers, grants to build 500,000 charging stations, and money to develop U.S. supply chains for parts and minerals needed to make batteries. Biden also wants Congress to put $50 billion into semiconductor manufacturing and research. Tom Krisher And Alexandra Jaffe, The Associated Press
VANCOUVER — The City of Vancouver has outlined the amounts of various drugs people should be allowed to carry for a three-day supply as it seeks a federal exemption to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of drugs for personal use. Its proposal aimed at combating the overdose crisis is part of an application to Health Canada and lists possession thresholds for four main drugs: opioids such as heroin and fentanyl, cocaine, crack cocaine and amphetamine. The recommended amounts for opioids are listed as two grams, while three grams are proposed for cocaine, one gram or 10 rocks for crack cocaine and 1.5 grams for amphetamine, based on long-term studies of drug users. Mayor Kennedy Stewart says the city has worked with police, the health authority's chief medical health officer and experts to determine the three-day thresholds that would prevent people from seeking drugs on a daily basis. The effort is aimed at removing criminal sanctions and reducing stigma as part of a health-focused approach to substance use. British Columbia has also asked for a federal exemption to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of drugs for personal use after a record number of people died from overdose last year. This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 12, 2021. The Canadian Press
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Damaging winds swept through Brooksville, Florida, on Sunday, April 11, as two tornadoes were confirmed in the central part of the state over the weekend.On Saturday, a tornado in Bradenton with peak winds reaching 95 mph damaged 20 structures and injured one person, according to local media.No injuries were reported on Sunday, as an EF0 tornado struck Winter Haven, according to local news reports.Footage shared by Tiffany Suto shows strong winds buffeting trees and traffic lights, and debris flying across a road in the city of Brooksville, about 70 miles from Winter Haven. Credit: Tiffany Suto via Storyful
CHICAGO, April 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) recently reviewed three CommerceHealthcare® products, AP Card, RemitConnect® and Health Services Financing (HSF®), using the Peer Review process. After undergoing the rigorous review, AP Card, RemitConnect® and HSF® have been awarded the “Peer Reviewed by HFMA®” designation. CommerceHealthcare® is driven by a commitment to create a better payment experience for both patients and providers. Its accounts receivable and accounts payable solutions are designed to help providers improve processes, increase margin and reduce financial risks. HSF® is a convenient and flexible way to help patients manage medical expenses. The patient financing solution simplifies the lending process by utilizing a low- or no-interest open line of credit that can be offered to patients at any point in the revenue cycle, including pre-, point-of-care and post-service. It integrates with patient management or revenue cycle systems, providing a better payment experience for patients and a better process for patient access team members. RemitConnect® automates the entire receivables posting and reconciliation process, helping providers operate more efficiently by reducing manual processes and increasing cash flow. It streamlines reconciliation and posting through an exception-based, paperless workflow across the revenue system. It can also help keep patient balances clean, avoiding unnecessary adjustments and refunds. In additional to its Peer Reviewed receivables management solutions, CommerceHealthcare® AP Card enables healthcare providers to leverage automated, electronic payments while earning revenue. Whether paying a supplier on a regular schedule or accommodating one-time payments and point-of-sale purchases, this flexible solution is versatile enough to meet almost any payment need. By converting paper-based payments to virtual card payments, providers can gain operational efficiencies and detailed reporting while reducing expenses. “We are proud to earn the HFMA Peer Review designation for our HSF®, RemitConnect® and AP Card solutions. This independent evaluation is a testament to our team’s dedication to both our clients and their patients,” said Rick Heise, senior vice president of healthcare at Commerce Bank. “Our specialty healthcare team is committed to helping providers navigate payment automation from patients, insurance companies and suppliers.” HFMA's Peer Review process provides healthcare financial managers with an objective, third-party evaluation of business solutions used in the healthcare workplace. The rigorous, 11-step process includes a Peer Review panel review composed of current customers, prospects who have not made a purchase and industry experts. The Peer Review status of the healthcare business solution and its performance claims are based on effectiveness, quality and usability, price, value and customer and technical support. “We’re pleased to have CommerceHealthcare® achieve their HFMA Peer Reviewed designation,” said HFMA President and CEO Joseph J. Fifer, FHFMA, CPA. “The HFMA Peer Review process assures our members, through a rigorous evaluation, that the reviewed healthcare business solution meets an objective, third-party assessment of overall effectiveness, quality and value." About HFMA The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) equips its more than 56,000 members nationwide to navigate a complex healthcare landscape. Finance professionals in the full range of work settings, including hospitals, health systems, physician practices and health plans, trust HFMA to provide the guidance and tools to help them lead their organizations, and the industry, forward. HFMA is a not-for-profit, nonpartisan organization that advances healthcare by collaborating with other key stakeholders to address industry challenges and providing guidance, education, practical tools and solutions, and thought leadership. We lead the financial management of healthcare. About CommerceHealthcare®CommerceHealthcare® develops long-term banking relationships with healthcare providers through automated payment solutions, patient financing, lending, investing and asset management. To deliver the best patient care, health systems, hospitals and physician practices need financial results, not promises. Tailored, ROI-based solutions enable providers to find cost savings, improve cash flow and leverage new opportunities in everyday processes. From remittance processing to patient loan programs, cash flow to money management strategies, CommerceHealthcare® helps providers improve processes, increase margin and reduce financial risk. CommerceHealthcare® solutions are provided by Commerce Bank. Karen ThomasHealthcare Financial Management Association(708) firstname.lastname@example.org Julie KruegerCommerceHealthcare®(913) email@example.com
Entertainment news show “Access Hollywood” and its sister talk show “Access Daily” have both been renewed for three more seasons through 2025 in national syndication. “We are thrilled to continue our successful partnership with the NBC Owned stations, bringing the Access brand to local stations for additional seasons,” said NBCuniversal Syndication Studios executive vice president […]
"Emancipation," which will be directed by Antoine Fuqua, is the first major film to pull out of the state over the controversial legislation.
The head of the World Trade Organization said on Monday a meeting this week to tackle "glaring" inequity in COVID-19 vaccine allocation will be attended by major manufacturers and look at solutions such as firing up idle or under-used manufacturing plants in Africa and Asia. WTO Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a former Nigerian minister and World Bank executive who took up the position last month, has vowed to "forget business as usual" at the ailing 25-year-old global trade watchdog and said her top priority was to address the COVID-19 pandemic. The April 14 meeting will bring together vaccine makers from the United States, China and Russia, ministers from wealthy and developing countries, and banking officials to discuss vaccine export restrictions, scaling up manufacturing and a waiver of intellectual property rights for COVID-19 drugs and shots, she told Reuters.
WELLINGTON COUNTY – An update to the County of Wellington’s Road Master Action Plan (RMAP) showed residents’ biggest priority is safer roads. The RMAP, launched in January, is a large-scale study mapping out improvements on the county’s road network. This did not include provincial or municipal roads. Residents were invited to take a survey and to pinpoint speeding issues, safety concerns, intersection improvements, opportunities for improvement or general comments on a mapping tool. In a report going to the roads committee by county engineer Don Kudo and Dillon Consulting, results of this showed speeding and safety issues made up over half of the comments received on the mapping tool. A heat map showed comments were largely concentrated in Fergus and south of Guelph in the Township of Puslinch. Residents were asked to prioritize goals of the RMAP and the number one ranking was: “create a transportation network with a focus on safety.” The speed management guidelines section of the report notes safer roads do not necessarily mean lowering the speed limit. The strongest influence on a driver’s travel speed is the physical appearance of the road and not the posted speed limit the report notes. Highlighted issues with speed limits posted too low were: “Collision potential is lowest when the difference in operating speed between vehicles in the traffic stream is smallest,” the report said. The best practice noted in the report to achieve this is to set the posted speed limit at what 85 per cent of traffic travel at or lower. For example in a case study on Wellington Road 32/Lake Road in Puslinch, which was the subject to numerous complaints from residents, 85 per cent of drivers traveled at 70 km/hr or lower. Based on that and a Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) risk guidelines, the posted speed limit would be recommended to increase from 50 to 70 km/h in the westerly portion of the road and 60 km/hr where there are more single-family homes. This will be the first in a series of updates with the study expected to be finalized in the fall. Keegan Kozolanka, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, GuelphToday.com
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The police officer who fatally shot a black man in Minneapolis on Sunday, sparking more unrest in the city, meant to reach for her Taser and not her handgun during the confrontation, it has been claimed. Daunte Wright, 20, died on Sunday in a metropolitan area that was already on edge because of the nearby trial of Derek Chauvin - the ex-cop facing murder charges over George Floyd's death. Following Mr Wright's death, Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon released body camera footage from the officer who fired - and told a news conference she had made a mistake.