Saben Lee (Detroit Pistons) with an and one vs the Charlotte Hornets, 05/04/2021
Saben Lee (Detroit Pistons) with an and one vs the Charlotte Hornets, 05/04/2021
Opinion surveys have shown that most Japanese oppose holding the Games this summer due to worries about the coronavirus, and Tokyo itself is currently under a state of emergency to tame a rise in infections. Osaka, the world number two women's tennis player and one of Japan's top athletes, said staging the Games should remain a topic of discussion as long as the subject was "making people very uncomfortable". "Of course I want the Olympics to happen, but I think there's so much important stuff going on, especially the past year," she told a news conference ahead of the Italian Open.
Sturgeon says second independence vote ‘a matter of when, not if’Scotland’s first minister makes assertion in phone call with Boris Johnson on Sunday evening • Elections 2021 live - latest news and reaction Nicola Sturgeon arrives back at Bute House after the SNP won a historic fourth term in government. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy officially supports ousting Liz Cheney as GOP conference chair and replacing her with Elise Stefanik. The Republican lawmaker was asked directly by Fox New host Maria Bartiromo on Sunday whether he supports Ms Stefanik for the third-ranking Republican role in the House of Representatives. It marks the first time he has publicly supported Ms Stefanik for the position, after he reportedly was caught on a hot mic telling Fox & Friends that he “lost confidence” in Ms Cheney and has “had it with her” following Ms Cheney’s criticisms of her party’s embrace of Donald Trump’s “stolen” election myth.
Elon Musk's 'Saturday Night Live' appearance skewed the price of Dogecoin — but not the way cryptocurrency fans might have hoped.
"Since the wedding would keep getting pushed off, we thought, 'Okay, well, I don't want to wait five years to have a baby. Let's just try to have one before the wedding,' " Kevin Wendt tells PEOPLE
ROME — Felix Auger-Aliassime is heading to the second round of the Italian Open, while fellow Canadian Bianca Andreescu has withdrawn. Auger-Aliassime, from Montreal, exacted some revenge on Serbia's Filip Krajinovic with a 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-4 win Sunday. Krajinovic defeated Auger-Aliassime in the first round of the ATP Tour Masters 1000 clay-court event last year. Andreescu, the sixth seed on the women's side, was scheduled to return after retiring from the final of Miami Open with a foot injury last month, then testing positive for COVID-19. However, she said in a post on Instagram that she may have to isolate again if she travels to Italy. "Although I have tested negative following my isolation period in Madrid and having been back in full training the last few days, the Italian government rules put me at risk of being isolated again if I travel to Italy," Andreescu wrote. "So unfortunately I have to withdraw from the Italian Open this year." Sunday marked Auger-Aliassime's first win in three attempts against Krajinovic. Auger-Aliassime, ranked 20th in the world, broke the 36th-ranked Krajinovic in the final game to finish off a match that lasted just over two hours 45 minutes. The Canadian was better on first serve, earning 71 per cent of points when he got it in as compared to 60 per cent for Krajinovic. Auger-Aliassime was coming off a straight-sets loss to Norway's Casper Ruud in last week's ATP Tour Masters 1000 stop in Madrid. Auger-Aliassime will face No. 8 seed Diego Schwartzman of Argentina in the second round. Schwartzman won their only previous meeting in three sets last year on an indoor hard-court in Cologne, Germany. No. 13 seed Denis Shapovalov of Richmond Hill, Ont., is the only other Canadian in the men's singles draw. He will face a qualifier in the first round. This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 9, 2021. The Canadian Press
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Senior UK Government minister Michael Gove had suggested Scottish voters did not want a follow-up border poll.
WILMINGTON, Del. — Among the moneyed du Ponts, who preferred the privacy of their elegant homes and the offices and plants of the chemical company that bore their name, Pierre S. “Pete” du Pont IV was a bit of a rebel. Du Pont, who died Saturday at age 86 after a long illness, according to his former chief of staff, broke with family tradition by leaving the family business for a career in law and politics. That led du Pont to multiple elected offices and an unsuccessful bid in the 1987-88 Republican presidential primary race. The du Ponts, big-money establishment industrialists, were among the nation’s wealthiest families. That wasn’t a problem for du Pont when he ran for statewide office in Delaware. After one term in the Delaware state House and three terms in Congress, du Pont was elected governor in 1976 and set about working to restore the state’s financial stability. However, his elite background turned out to be a problem for him in his race for national office. “I was born with a well-known name and genuine opportunity. I hope I have lived up to both,” du Pont said in announcing his longshot presidential bid in September 1986. As a little-known governor of a small state, du Pont had to distinguish himself from the rest of the Republican field - including Vice-President George Bush and Sen. Bob Dole. He did that by questioning sacrosanct social programs that his better-known rivals feared to address, such as doing away with farm subsidiaries. Some of his positions were more conservative than those taken by then-President Ronald Reagan, including mandatory drug testing of high school students. Du Pont insisted his was a candidacy of ideas, and he offered no apologies, even after Bush dismissed as “nutty” du Pont’s idea to create another form of Social Security modeled on private IRA accounts. The idea later became a mainstream Republican proposal. So did another one, school choice. “Before you run for president, you ought to decide why you want to be president and what you do if you get there,” du Pont once said. “The only thing that would be worth being in that job is to try to change the things that need to be changed.” But du Pont’s February 1988 withdrawal became inevitable after his poor showings in the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary. During an appearance at the Hotel du Pont in downtown Wilmington, where du Pont announced he was abandoning his campaign for president, he praised an electoral process that gave a shot at the White House to a former small-state governor with unorthodox ideas. “You’ve given me the opportunity of a lifetime. You listened, you considered and you chose. I could not have asked for any more,” du Pont said. “For in America, we do not promise that everyone wins, only that everyone gets a chance to try.” Pierre du Pont IV was born Jan. 22, 1935, in Delaware. After attending Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire, he graduated from Princeton University in 1956 with an engineering degree. Following a four-year stint in the Navy, he obtained a law degree from Harvard University in 1963. He joined the Du Pont Company, where he held several positions, resigning as a quality control supervisor in 1968 to begin his political career. He left a firm imprint on the government of his native state. After running unopposed for a state House seat in 1968, du Pont immediately set his sights on Congress, running as a fiscal conservative and winning the first of three terms in 1970. As governor, du Pont fought successfully to restore financial integrity to a state he had declared “bankrupt” shortly after his 1977 inauguration. He presided over two income tax cuts; constitutional amendments restricting state spending and requiring three-fifths votes in the legislature to raise taxes; and establishment of an independent revenue forecasting panel. After a rocky start with Democratic legislators, including an embarrassing override of a 1977 budget veto, du Pont forged successful relationships with lawmakers from both parties to tackle thorny issues including prison overcrowding and corruption and school desegregation. He was re-elected in a landslide in 1980, winning a record 71 per cent of the vote and becoming the first two-term governor in Delaware in 20 years. In his second term, du Pont signed landmark legislation that loosened Delaware’s banking laws, including removing the cap on interest rates that banks could charge customers. The Financial Center Development Act made Delaware a haven for some of the country’s largest credit card issuers. Under du Pont’s leadership, Delaware also established a non-profit employment counselling and job placement program for Delaware high school seniors not bound for college. It served as the model for a national program adopted by several other states. Du Pont is survived by his wife of over 60 years, the former Elise R. Wood; a daughter and three sons; and 10 grandchildren. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, a memorial service will be held at a later date, according to Bob Perkins, his former chief of staff. The Associated Press
The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): 1:10 p.m. Newfoundland and Labrador is reporting five new confirmed cases of COVID-19. Three of the cases are in the Eastern Health region, and all are people in their 40s. The fourth new confirmed case is a man in the Central Health region in his 60s and the fifth is a woman in her 70s in the Western region. There are 67 active cases of COVID-19 in the province. --- 12:55 p.m. Public Health officials in New Brunswick are reporting six new cases of COVID-19 today, including one at the Kennebecasis Valley High School in Quispamsis. There are also three cases in Moncton, with two of those people in their 20s. The province is also reporting two cases in the Fredericton area. The total number of active infections in the province currently stands at 141. --- 11:30 a.m. Quebec is reporting 960 new cases of COVID-19 and six additional deaths linked to the pandemic, including one in the last 24 hours. Hospitalizations declined by eight in the previous 24 hours to 539, while the number of people in intensive care dropped by six to 124. The province gave 74,694 doses of vaccine on Saturday, and has currently administered at least one shot to almost 42 per cent of the population. --- 10:45 a.m. Ontario is reporting 3,216 new COVID-19 cases today and 47 deaths from the virus. The province says 1,640 people are hospitalized with COVID-19. That number includes 848 people in intensive care and 580 on ventilators. The data is based on 38,540 completed tests. --- This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 9, 2021. The Canadian Press
US ‘turning the corner’ on pandemic as vaccinations sharply reduce infections. Restrictions on public behavior to be gradually lifted, key figures in the fight against the disease say
New Delhi [India], May 9 (ANI): Amid the surge in COVID-19 cases, the first meeting of the 12-member National Task Force set up by the Supreme Court to ensure that medical oxygen is delivered throughout the country in a streamlined manner through an effective and transparent mechanism was held on Sunday, sources said.
Several justices from Brazil’s Supreme Court say a ruling last year that banned police operations in Rio de Janeiro favelas, or slums, must now be reviewed after one of the city’s deadliest police operations. Brazil’s Supreme Court issued a ruling last year prohibiting police operations in Rio’s favelas during the pandemic unless “absolutely exceptional.” In a telephone interview with The Associated Press on Saturday, Supreme Court justice Marco Aurélio Mello didn’t say whether the May 6 raid violated that ruling.
NEW YORK — The NBA fined David Griffin of the New Orleans Pelicans $50,000 on Sunday for publicly criticizing officiating and making comments the league considered detrimental. The decision came two days after Griffin, the Pelicans’ executive vice-president of basketball operations, spoke out strongly about his concerns over the amount of contact NBA referees allow New Orleans forward Zion Williamson to endure. Williamson is currently out indefinitely with a broken left index finger. Griffin said the Pelicans have told league officials many times that they feared Williamson was being exposed to injury because of the way defenders are allowed to play against the 6-foot-7, 284-pound standout. “He’s injured now because of the open season there’s been on Zion Williamson in the paint,” Griffin said Friday. “He’s been absolutely mauled in the paint on a regular basis.” Williamson is averaging 27.0 points and 7.2 rebounds per game this season. The Pelicans began Sunday two games behind San Antonio for 10th place and the final play-in tournament berth in the Western Conference. ___ More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/hub/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The Associated Press
UK hasn’t qualified for the NCAA Tournament since 2017.
WASHINGTON — Top House Republican Kevin McCarthy on Sunday publicly endorsed Rep. Elise Stefanik for the post of No. 3 leader, cementing the party conference's support of the Donald Trump loyalist over Rep. Liz Cheney, an outspoken critic of the former president for promoting discredited claims that the 2020 election was stolen. House Republicans could vote as early as Wednesday to remove Cheney, the highest-ranking woman in the Republican leadership and daughter of former Vice-President Dick Cheney, and replace her with Stefanik, whose ascension has received Trump's backing. Asked in an interview on Fox News Channel's “Sunday Morning Futures” whether he supported Stefanik, R-N.Y., for the job of Republican Conference chair, McCarthy responded: “Yes, I do.” “We want to be united in moving forward, and I think that is what will take place,” he said in response to a question about whether he had the votes to oust Cheney, R-Wyo. McCarthy said the leadership post must focus on a message “day in and day out” on what he said were the problems of the Biden administration. Cheney has taken on Republicans, including McCarthy, R-Calif., for indulging Trump’s false claims that the November election was “stolen” from him. In an opinion essay Wednesday in The Washington Post, she denounced the “dangerous and anti-democratic Trump cult of personality,” and warned her fellow Republicans against embracing or ignoring his statements “for fundraising and political purposes.” McCarthy on Sunday denied that Republicans' effort to remove Cheney was based on her views about Trump or her vote to impeach him over the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol. He said her continued attention on Trump distracted from Republicans’ goal of winning back the House in 2022 and successfully opposing President Joe Biden's agenda. McCarthy complained last week that he had “lost confidence” in Cheney and “had it with her" over her continuing remarks about Trump, according to a leaked recording of his exchange on “Fox and Friends.” The second-ranking House Republican leader, Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, already has announced his support for Stefanik. Hope Yen, The Associated Press
Pakistan were thwarted by bad light on Sunday, one wicket short of a second successive innings win against Zimbabwe, but could afford to start contemplating a clean sweep of series wins on their southern Africa tour.
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COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Columbus Blue Jackets have mutually agreed to part ways with John Tortorella, the franchise’s winningest coach, following a six-year tenure, the team announced Sunday. General manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced the decision a day after the Blue Jackets (17-26-12) finished last in the Central Division, concluding their season with a 5-4 overtime win against Detroit. The 62-year-old Tortorella was in the final season of his contract. Tortorella led the Blue Jackets to four straight playoff appearances after the team qualified for the post-season just twice in its first 15 seasons. The Blue Jackets also won their first playoff series in team history with a four-game sweep of the Presidents’ Trophy-winning Tampa Bay Lightning in a 2019 first-round series. The Blue Jackets went 227-166-54 under Tortorella, including a team-best 50-24-8 finish in 2016-17. Tortorella is from Boston and ranks first among U.S.-born coaches in career wins with a 673-541-169 record. He coached Tampa Bay to a Stanley Cup title in 2004, and he also coached the New York Rangers and Vancouver Canucks. ___ More AP NHL: https://apnews.com/hub/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Mitch Stacy, The Associated Press
Elon Musk’s turn as “Saturday Night Live” host brought the NBC late-night mainstay its third-highest ratings of the season. The May 8 edition of “SNL” averaged a 4.8 household rating in Nielsen’s overnight metered markets and a 2.7 rating in adults 18-49. That put Musk’s episode at No. 3 behind Dave Chappelle’s outing as host […]