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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden wants Congress to know he's sincere about cutting a deal on infrastructure, but the White House is also highlighting needed repairs and upgrades state-by-state that cost far more than what Republicans are willing to spend. Biden met Monday afternoon with a bipartisan group of lawmakers and tried to assure them that the Oval Office gathering was not “window dressing.” One of the core disputes is what counts as infrastructure in his $2.3 trillion proposal that would also raise corporate taxes. “I’m prepared to negotiate as to the extent of my infrastructure project, as well as how we pay for it,” Biden said. “It’s going to get down to what we call ‘infrastructure.'” The meeting came as the White House released state-by-state breakdowns Monday that show the dire shape of roads, bridges, the power grid and housing affordability, among other issues. Biden's team is making a direct argument for lawmakers to put their constituents ahead of their ideologies. An appeal to the broader public is unlikely to resonate much with Republican lawmakers who have already blasted the plan. 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. Among the four Republicans on the White House guest list Monday were Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi, 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. Drawn from an array of private and public data, the state 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. Sen. Wicker indicated a willingness to negotiate with Biden after the meeting and called it a “good discussion.” But a more fundamental disagreement also emerged about whether the United States is in decline because of its deteriorating infrastructure. “He says that we’re a declining superpower, the United States is no longer number one,” Wicker said afterward. “I just fundamentally disagree with that. But he says that our allies and our adversaries tell us that.” 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. 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. Sen. Cantwell, a Democrat, said Biden plans to have his team revisit with the lawmakers who assembled at the White House and their colleagues in hopes of driving a consensus. “The president said he would send his team up to the Hill to talk to anybody about how to get this done," Cantwell said. ___ Online: White House's state-by-state infrastructure reports: Fact sheets by state. ___ AP reporters Lisa Mascaro and Kevin Freking contributed to this report. Josh Boak, The Associated Press
Halcyon International Limited (formerly Jetport Inc.) ("Halcyon") and The Joyce Family Foundation (the "Foundation") announce today that, effective April 8, 2021, Halcyon acquired 1,000,000 trust units ("Units") of Artis Real Estate Investment Trust ("Artis") from the Foundation. The transaction between the two entities was conducted for investment purposes. The Ronald V. Joyce Alter Ego Trust No. 3 (the "Trust"), Halcyon, the Foundation, Steven Joyce and the Steven Wade Joyce Family Trust (collectively, the "Joyce Group") are joint actors.
Moss says she "went from being a girl to the mother to beyond the mother" almost "overnight" in Hollywood.
Multiple gunshot victims have been reported at a Tennessee high school shooting, including a police officer on the scene. Knoxville Police Department announced the shooting at Austin-East Magnet High School on Monday afternoon. While residents were warned to avoid the area of active investigation, two anonymous sources told Knox News the situation was no longer “active”.
Daunte Wright was fatally shot after an officer mistook her gun for a Taser, the police chief says.
One underwhelming liquidation sale and a blockbuster trade help determine the winners and losers on deadline day.
Former U.N. Ambassador and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, often mentioned as a possible 2024 GOP presidential contender, said Monday that she would not seek her party's nomination if former President Donald Trump opts to run a second time. “Yes,” Haley said, when asked if she would support a second bid by Trump, in whose Cabinet she served for the first half of his administration. “I would not run if President Trump ran, and I would talk to him about it,” Haley said, asked by The Associated Press if a possible Trump bid could preclude her own effort, were he to announce first.
TORONTO — Ontario schools will move indefinitely to online learning when classes resume next week after spring break, the province announced Monday, citing soaring rates of COVID-19. Premier Doug Ford said community spread of the virus is too high to risk having students congregate after the break that began this week. He argued schools are safe but said the province must "do everything possible" to bring infections down during the "critical" next few weeks. "We simply can't be too cautious right now, we have to be proactive," Ford said. "When it comes to keeping our kids safe, I will never take unnecessary risk." The government will look closely at COVID-19 data to determine when in-person classes can resume, the premier said. Child care for non-school aged children, and for children of frontline workers, will continue during the closure. Monday's decision marked a major change in plans for the government, which until Sunday had maintained that schools would reopen for physical instruction on April 19, even after a provincewide stay-at-home order was issued last week to control rapidly rising infections. Education Minister Stephen Lecce had shared a letter to parents on social media over the weekend outlining safety measures involved in plans to reopen schools after the break. When asked Monday about the change, Lecce said safe in-person learning has always been the government's aim but the decision to shutter physical classrooms was made Monday after discussions with the province's top doctor. "We made this decision, as difficult as it is, with one aim, which is to lower these community rates to get our kids back," he said. "We want to really tackle the root cause of this, which is community transmission that is ... potentially impacting the safety of schools." Dr. David Williams, Ontario's chief medical officer, said more transmissible variants of COVID-19 are moving quickly, meaning decisions must be made "much more nimbly" than earlier in the pandemic. He also noted that by the end of last week, many local medical officers of health had changed their minds about wanting schools to reopen. Schools in Toronto, Peel and Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph health units moved classes online last week in light of rising cases. Ottawa's top doctor had suggested a similar order was likely to come this week. Lecce said Monday that boards will be directed to support in-person special education instruction for students who can't learn remotely. Unions had been calling for schools to close in the absence of stronger safety measures. They had also called for all teachers to be vaccinated before in-person learning was to resume after spring break. The province has said special education staff and educators in virus hot spots in Toronto and Peel will be eligible for vaccines this week. The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association said the closure announced Monday is necessary but criticized the government for its shifting messaging on school safety and what it called the province's lack of other safety measures, such as smaller class sizes. "As the third wave intensifies, a result of the Ford government’s underfunded and mismanaged COVID-19 response, this action is necessary to protect the health and well-being of our students, teachers, education workers, families, and communities," union president Liz Stuart said in a statement. Leaders of two opposition parties said Lecce should be fired from his cabinet post, highlighting his weekend comments about schools reopening. "The in-fighting between Doug Ford and his education minister is putting our children and education workers at risk, and Lecce should be fired for it," Liberal Leader Steven Del Duca said. NDP Leader Andrea Horwath said Lecce has not acknowledged that COVID-19 and variants are spreading in schools despite cases popping up in schools across the province. "Clearly, he has not been telling the truth about the safety of our schools and parents know it, and teachers and educators know it," she said. Horwath said the government failed to implement safety measures that would have avoided the shutdown. The government previously ordered all schools to move learning online when the new term began in January. That was part of a provincewide lockdown at the time. Students gradually returned to classrooms based on the regions they lived in. Government data indicated 1,302 of Ontario's 4,828 publicly funded schools currently have a case of COVID-19. This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 12, 2021. Holly McKenzie-Sutter, The Canadian Press
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Zara Tours was honored as 2021's Best Tourism Company at the Tanzania Women Chamber of Commerce. Founded in 1986 by Mrs. Zainab Ansell, Zara Tours is the Northern Tanzania's largest safari operator. Best Tourism Company 2021 - Zara Tours - Tanzania Women Chamber of Commerce Zara Tours was honored as 2021's Best Tourism Company at the Tanzania Women Chamber of Commerce. Founded in 1986 by Mrs. Zainab Ansell, Zara Tours is the Northern Tanzania's largest safari operator. Zara Tour Zara Tour MOSHI, Tanzania , April 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Tanzania Women Chamber of Commerce (TWCC) held their annual Tanzania Women Industrial awards ceremony and book launch in Mlimani City, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. TWCC was founded in 2005 to raise the voices of female entrepreneurs by providing opportunities, innovation, networking, capacity-building, and influence. Zara Tours, founded in 1986 by Mrs. Zainab Ansell, aka Mama Zara, was honored as the Best Tourism Company 2021. She was also featured in the book “100 Women Dared,” which shares the stories of female entrepreneurs who inspire and positively impact others. The strength of Mrs. Zainab Ansell was celebrated as one who has created a foundation of sustainable tourism and community-giveback through Zara Charity. Zara Tours is the region’s largest safari operator, boasting nearly 350 safari and climbing guides, a fleet of vehicles, two hotels, three lodges, and four tented wild camps in the northern circuit of Tanzania. Over 10% of the company revenues are reinvested in local environmental, educational, and vocational programs and projects. Mrs. Zainab Ansell thanked the Tanzania Women Chamber of Commerce, the staff at Zara Tours, their clients from all over the world, and everyone who has been involved in Zara’s successful company journey over the last 35 years. They can be found online at zaratours.com. Press Contact Godwin Publicity and Marketing Department email@example.com 1-866-550-4447 Attachments Best Tourism Company 2021 - Zara Tours - Tanzania Women Chamber of Commerce Zara Tour
Tourists will also need masks in some outdoor areas.
WHY: Rosen Law Firm, a global investor rights law firm, reminds purchasers of the securities of Workhorse Group Inc. (NASDAQ: WKHS) between July 7, 2020 and February 23, 2021, inclusive (the "Class Period"), of the important May 7, 2021 lead plaintiff deadline.
Teledyne Technologies Incorporated (NYSE:TDY) announced today that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has declared effective the Form S-4 Registration Statement concerning the pending acquisition of FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLIR). Both Teledyne and FLIR have scheduled special meetings for each company’s respective stockholders to approve matters related to the acquisition on May 13, 2021. Teledyne also announced today that it received antitrust clearance for the pending acquisition from regulatory authorities in Poland and South Korea.
Google is discontinuing the Google Play Movies and TV app for Samsung, LG and Vizio smart TVs, as well as Roku devices.
Television news images showed police and EMS crews surrounding Austin-East High School in east Knoxville.Local 10 News reported that the school had been placed under a "hard lockdown" and that parents were told to go to the back of the campus to pick up their children.
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Federal benefits are going to expire, and Republican legislatures are looking to make cuts.
A weekend shooting during at a southern Missouri convenience store killed a truck driver from California and critically injured three other people, authorities said Monday. A suspect, Christopher Lindley, 28, of Thayer, Missouri, was arraigned Monday in Oregon County on charges of first-degree murder and armed criminal action. A clerk at the Snappy Mart in Koshkonong, in Oregon County, called authorities about 5 a.m. Saturday to report a shooting at the store, according to a probable cause statement released Monday.