Terry Rozier (Charlotte Hornets) with an and one vs the Detroit Pistons, 05/04/2021
Terry Rozier (Charlotte Hornets) with an and one vs the Detroit Pistons, 05/04/2021
Jimmy Butler is on track to do something no other player in Miami Heat history has accomplished.
New Delhi [India], May 9 (ANI): Delhi Police has launched a COVI Van Helpline number, a unique initiative aimed at providing assistance to senior citizens who are struggling with their essential needs amid the COVID-19 crisis.
In fact, personal incomes rose 21.1% in March, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In mid-March, the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan was signed into law, and it included a third round of stimulus checks worth $1,400 apiece. This was likely due both to improvements on the pandemic front as well as the aforementioned stimulus package.
WILMINGTON, Del. — Pierre S. “Pete” du Pont IV, a former Delaware governor and congressman who sought the Republican presidential nomination in 1988, has died. He was 86. Du Pont, a scion of the family that established the DuPont Co., died at his home in Wilmington, Delaware, on Saturday after a long illness, his former chief of staff, Bob Perkins, said. Born to wealth and status, du Pont broke with family tradition in the 1960s, forgoing a comfortable career with his family’s chemical company for a life in politics. “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 presidential candidate, du Pont attracted attention for staking out controversial positions on what he hoped would reverberate with voters as “damn right” issues. They included random drug testing for high school students, school vouchers, replacing welfare with work, ending farm subsidies, and allowing workers to invest in individual retirement accounts as an alternative to Social Security. Some of those ideas have since become more mainstream. He won the endorsement of New Hampshire’s largest newspaper but failed to gain traction among voters. He ended his campaign after finishing next-to-last in the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary. Afterward, du Pont remained engaged in politics. He frequently wrote opinion pieces for publications such as the Wall Street Journal and co-founded the online public policy journal IntellectualCapital.com. He also served as chairman of Hudson Institute, the National Review Institute and the National Center for Policy Analysis, a nonpartisan public policy research organization. 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. After running unopposed for a state House seat in 1968, he immediately set his sights on Congress, running as a fiscal conservative and winning the first of three terms in 1970. Elected governor in 1976, du Pont fought successfully to restore financial integrity to a state he had declared “bankrupt” shortly after his 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. Prohibited by law from seeking a third term, du Pont briefly withdrew to the private sector, joining a Wilmington law firm in 1985. A year and a half later, he announced his bid for the GOP presidential nomination, becoming the first declared candidate in the 1988 campaign. During an appearance at the Hotel du Pont in downtown Wilmington, where du Pont announced he was abandoning his presidential campaign, 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.” 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, Perkins said. The Associated Press
Geometric Energy Corporation (GEC) announced today the DOGE-1 Mission to the Moon—the first-ever commercial lunar payload in history paid entirely with DOGE—will launch aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.
Disrupt-X, a Dubai-based IoT Development Company, announced their first Global Launch of Ignite Shield in partnership with Intel IoT Alliance hosted on Amazon Web Services using Intel Architecture.
Investors with $79,000 of losses are encouraged to contact the firm before May 17, 2021; click here to submit trade information LOS ANGELES, May 09, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Portnoy Law Firm advises investors that a class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of Neptune Wellness Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: NEPT) investors that acquired shares between July 24, 2019 to February 16, 2021. Investors have until May 17, 2021 to seek an active role in this litigation. Investors are encouraged to contact attorney Lesley F. Portnoy, to determine eligibility to participate in this action, by phone 310-692-8883 or email, or click here to join the case. It is alleged in this complaint that Neptune made misleading and false statements to the market. Neptune suffered from higher costs to integrate the operations and assets of its SugarLeaf acquisition than it acknowledged, which placed a considerable strain on Neptune’s capital reserves. It was reasonably foreseeable that Neptune’s need to raise additional capital through additional stock offerings was reasonably foreseeable. Neptune’s public statements were materially misleading and false throughout the class period, based on these facts. Investors suffered damages when the market learned the truth about Neptune. A class action lawsuit has already been filed. If you wish to serve as lead plaintiff, you must move the Court no later than May 17, 2021. Please visit our website to review more information and submit your transaction information. The Portnoy Law Firm represents investors in pursuing claims arising from corporate wrongdoing. The Firm’s founding partner has recovered over $5.5 billion for aggrieved investors. Attorney advertising. Prior results do not guarantee similar outcomes. Lesley F. Portnoy, Esq.Admitted CA and NY Barlesley@portnoylaw.com310-692-8883www.portnoylaw.com Attorney Advertising
This past week was Mental Health Week. This is a longstanding Canadian tradition in which communities, schools and workplaces come together to celebrate, protect and promote mental health. This week, through some of my daily statements and remarks, I have discussed some of the mental health impacts of COVID-19 and shared some useful and readily available resources.
Two of B.C.'s first electric school buses hit the road this week in the Sooke school district on Vancouver Island. School District 62 is one of 13 districts that have acquired electric buses with the help of B.C.'s Ministry of Education, which provided $13 million for 18 buses throughout the province. The ministry estimates the 18 buses can provide service for about 1,300 students a day. Each electric bus costs about $350,000, compared to an average of about $150,000 per diesel-powered school bus. Tracey Syrota, transportation manager with the Sooke school district, said they received about $118,000 in funding from the Ministry of Education, along with a carbon-neutral grant of $65,000. They also got $180,000, the regular funding to replace a diesel bus, which they put toward the new buses and their charging units. "This is an incredible milestone in our effort to foster innovation and sustainability in the work we do in the Sooke school district," Ravi Parmar, district board chair, said in a media release. "We are incredibly thankful for the funding for this e-bus as well as to be able to provide students with transportation that aligns with our goals of reducing our carbon footprint and enhancing environmental learning opportunities." Based on calculations from U.S. data from 2018, Syrota expects to see a 40 per cent decrease in maintenance costs. As for fuel, the savings will be considerable; Syrota said a diesel bus costs about $175 to fill for a 550-kilometre trip, whereas charging the electric bus costs about $50 in electricity. The plan is to plug the buses in overnight, and midday if needed. But the buses are also equipped with regenerative braking. "They have a 220 kilometre range that they can go," Syrota told All Points West host Kathryn Marlow. "But the nice thing about that is with regenerative braking, potentially, they may be able to go farther than the 220 kilometres, depending on how well you utilize the accelerator pedal, because that when you lift your foot slightly off the accelerator pedal, the regenerative braking kicks in." Drivers, including Al Kowalko, have had special training to understand all the electrical components of their new vehicles. "Our instrumentation is a lot different," Kowalko said. "Looks like something out of Star Wars." Cost savings are only part of the benefit, Syrota said. Reducing carbon emissions is part of the district's strategic plan. "I think we're going to see huge benefits overall for the efficiencies of them, the cost reduction and just the overall health and benefit of the environment," Syrota said. The two new buses in Sooke are part of a 45-bus fleet, which Syrota hopes will become entirely electric over time.
Many Americans are still struggling to return to work after the coronavirus pandemic and last week's lower-than-expected jobs numbers were a reflection of that, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said on Sunday. "I think we have a long way to go to recover from the pandemic," Raimondo said on CBS' "Face the Nation" program. Nonfarm payrolls increased by only 266,000 jobs, well below the nearly 1 million jobs economists expected and a sharp contrast to steady increases in growth from January to March.
A last-ditch attempt to save some of Canada's vanishing caribou herds is a step closer after a scientific review panel's approval of a plan to permanently pen some animals and breed them to repopulate other herds. The captive breeding program would be a first, said Dave Argument, conservation manager for Jasper National Park. "This idea of bringing in wild caribou [and] raising them in captivity to augment a wild herd is certainly a novel approach." No one doubts Jasper's caribou are in trouble. One of the park's three herds has already disappeared and the others are down to a handful of animals. Parks Canada has proposed a $25-million project that would permanently pen up to 40 females and five males in a highly managed and monitored area of about one square kilometre surrounded by an electrified fence. The agency suggests the captive breeding could produce up to 20 calves a year — enough to bring Jasper's herds to sustainable levels in a decade. The plan received a big boost last week when an independent scientific review panel concluded that it would likely work. The panel, an international group of conservation experts, agreed that without dramatic measures Jasper's caribou will disappear. Strategies such as predator control or penning and protecting pregnant cows won't work in a national park, it concluded. "We are confident that the case has been made for the proposed breeding program," the panel's report says. It does warn that careful monitoring would be required to assess the survival rate of young caribou released into the wild. The effects of climate change on habitat would have to be watched and wolves might occasionally have to be culled, it adds. "Predators will need to be monitored and managed." Wolf density in Jasper is low enough that the animals would not be expected to be a major threat to rebuilding herds, the report says. Industry impact on habitat must be considered, biologist says Justina Ray, a caribou biologist and head of the Wildlife Conservation Society, said the program would also have to consider conditions outside the parks, where energy activity, forestry and road-building continue to degrade habitat. "Conversion of caribou habitat for all these mountain caribou in southern Alberta and [British Columbia] is ongoing, and these conditions outside the park are very relevant to anything that happens within it," she wrote in an email. Access to caribou habitat within the park would also have to be managed, she said. "Access management [roads] ... will need to be stronger than it has been to date if animals are to be released into a safe space." Parks Canada has met resistance when it has closed parts of Jasper park for part of the year to protect caribou. Argument welcomed the panel's conclusion. But issues remain before a final decision is made, he said. Budgets need to be approved and consultations conducted. "There's still an element of public support required," said Argument. "We're not going to proceed without the support of our Indigenous partners." 'It's not going to be a zoo' A preliminary site has been chosen. It's remote from the Jasper townsite and wouldn't be open to public visits. "It's not going to be a zoo," Argument said. The caribou have to remain as wild as possible if they are to make it outside the fence, he said. "Releasing naive animals from a captive breeding facility into the wild comes with certain risks." If all goes well, Argument said, the fenced pen could be built next year and accept its first animals as early as 2023. Caribou herds are in trouble across the country. Argument said captive breeding wouldn't help much in places where habitat loss is the problem, such as in areas heavily affected by industry, but it could work in other situations. "Different circumstances call for different solutions," he said. "There are other situations across the country where this tool might be very useful. We're at the cutting edge in potentially applying it here."
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 for a fifth straight day, down by eight 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. The latest update comes as the Quebec City region and parts of the Outaouais prepare to reopen high schools and non-essential stores on Monday. The Quebec government announced last week it would lift special lockdown measures in those parts of the province, which includes pushing the nightly curfew from 8 p.m. to 9:30. However, the province said Saturday that the Estrie region east of Montreal will see its alert level rise from orange to red on Monday, resulting in tighter restrictions after its case numbers jumped in the last week. This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 9, 2021 The Canadian Press
Guwahati (Assam) [India], May 9 (ANI): Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi on Sunday accepted Chief Minister-designate and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Himanta Biswa Sarma's claim for chief ministership and asked him to form the government.
The actor recently tested positive for COVID19.
China's Long March 5b rocket debris has fallen into the Indian Ocean, prompting criticism from NASA and others.
Egyptian authorities on Sunday executed a defrocked monk convicted of killing an abbot in a desert monastery north of Cairo, officials said. The 2018 killing of Bishop Epiphanius, an abbot at St. Macarius Monastery, shocked Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Church, one of the oldest Christian communities in the world and the one that introduced monasticism to the faith. Two defrocked monks, identified as Isaiah and and Faltaous, were convicted of killing Epiphanius and sentenced to death by a criminal court in April 2019.
Figures show that while workers remain cautious about returning and with numbers still far below pre-pandemic levels, the easing of measures provided a boost to city centre offices, coffee shops and transport.
Many Scots don’t want independence, but a more cooperative union. There is an alternative to the dysfunctional status quo – one that gives each nation a say and mobilises our shared resources
LONDON — An investigative report by British media said Sunday that Queen Elizabeth II’s cousin, Prince Michael of Kent, was willing to use his royal status for personal profit and to seek favours from Russian President Vladimir Putin. The undercover investigation by the Sunday Times and Channel 4 saw reporters posing as investors of a fake South Korean gold company seeking contacts in the Kremlin to further its business in Russia. Prince Michael, 78, allegedly told the reporters by Zoom that he would give their company his royal endorsement in a recorded speech for a $200,000-fee. He added that he was happy to use his home in Kensington Palace as a backdrop for the endorsement. The royal’s business partner, Simon Reading, also reportedly told the fake investors that Michael could be hired for 10,000 pounds ($14,000) a day to make “confidential” representations on behalf of the fictitious gold firm, House of Haedong, to Putin. “If he (Prince Michael) is representing the House of Haedong, he could mention that to Putin and Putin would find the right person who is interested in South Korea or interested in gold,” Reading reportedly said. “It just opens the door, you know, which is so helpful.” He went on to describe Michael as “Her Majesty’s unofficial ambassador to Russia”, and that tension between the U.K. and Russia has not affected his relationship with Putin. Responding to the report, Michael’s office said he “has no special relationship with President Putin” and that the two men last met in 2003. The royal “earns his own living through a consultancy company that he has run for over 40 years.” “Lord Reading is a good friend, who in trying to help, made suggestions which Prince Michael would not have wanted, or been able, to fulfil,” his office said. Prince Michael and his wife, Princess Michael of Kent, aren't working royals and receive no public funds, but they are involved in some public duties including representing the queen at some engagements. Michael has represented the queen at state funerals in India, Cyprus and Swaziland in the past, according to the monarchy’s website. His biography said Michael is connected to Russia through his maternal grandmother, and is the first member of Britain’s royal family to learn Russian. He is involved in charity work in Russia and is patron of the Russo-British Chamber of Commerce. Reading said he regretted his “over-promise” in trying to facilitate an introduction to Michael. The Associated Press
Man stabbed in leg and eight arrested after fight in Selfridges in LondonPolice are looking for witnesses after the brawl inside the Oxford Street department store The Met launched an appeal for witnesses to the fight in Selfridges department store in Oxford Street, London Photograph: Aaron Chown/PA