Top dunks from Golden State Warriors vs. Charlotte Hornets, 02/26/2021
Top dunks from Golden State Warriors vs. Charlotte Hornets, 02/26/2021
He just turned 24 this February, and with a core under the age of 27, this isn’t the end of the story for the Nuggets. The momentum has stopped for now, but there’s always another way to the cup.
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The former Drake coach exuded energy and confidence as she addressed a group at the Lloyd Noble Center on Tuesday that included most of the players from last season’s team, which finished strong for now-retired coach Sherri Coale. History shows it can be done — Oklahoma reached the Final Four three times under Coale. “The potential to be able to fill this place and the potential to be able to compete for championships is absolutely what drew me here, and it is absolutely what we want to be able to do here," Baranczyk said.
(Bloomberg) -- Francisco Partners is looking to sell its minority stake in Availity LLC, a health-care information technology company backed by some of the country’s biggest health plans, according to people familiar with the matter.Francisco, which owns just under a third of the company, is working with an adviser on the sale, which is in early stages, said the people, who asked to not be identified because the matter isn’t public. Availity as a whole is worth $2 billion, including debt, the people said.Representatives for Francisco and Availity declined to comment on the sales process.A spokesperson added in a statement that the company “is enjoying a period of rapid growth, having added 10 new health plans and hundreds of thousands of new providers to the platform in the last two years.”Francisco led a growth equity investment in the company in 2017 with its existing investors, a group that included Anthem Inc., Humana Inc. and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota, according to a statement at the time. Insurer Health Care Service Corp. and Florida Blue are also investors, a spokesperson said.Jacksonville, Florida-based Availity says it runs the nation’s biggest real-time information network that connects providers, health plans and technology partners. It has the goal of disrupting “an antiquated health-care system” by improving the ways stakeholders communicate with each other, according to its website.Founded in 2001 as a joint venture between Humana and Florida Blue, Availity also helps health-care providers with the complex, back-end administrative processes behind moving money between insurers and medical providers.(Updates with comment from Availity starting in fourth paragraph)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.
Brazil's central bank is likely to raise interest rates by 75 basis points for a second time to 3.50% at its next meeting in early May, but "nothing is written in stone," central bank chief Roberto Campos Neto said on Tuesday. In an interview with Bloomberg TV, Campos Neto also said that while current inflation and the risk of inflation expectations rising warranted further rate hikes, the economy still needed stimulative policy.
WASHINGTON — Florida's two Republican senators are steering clear of voicing support for Rep. Matt Gaetz, branding sex trafficking accusations against him serious but calling it premature to say what should happen to their fellow Floridian and GOP lawmaker. The remarks by Sens. Marco Rubio and Rick Scott were the latest cautious comments about Gaetz by Republicans, who have mostly taken neutral stances or said nothing about him. Federal agents are scrutinizing Gaetz over allegations that include sex with a minor, according to two people who spoke on condition of anonymity because they could not discuss details publicly. A frequent face on conservative television outlets and an ardent ally of former President Donald Trump, Gaetz has broadly denied the accusations and not been charged with any crimes. “Sure, and I don’t think anyone’s saying they’re not," Rubio said Tuesday when a reporter suggested the allegations are serious. “And he’s pretty firm in his denial, so we’ll have to wait and see how it plays out." Rubio said he's not spoken with Gaetz since news of the investigation emerged late last month. On Monday, Scott said Gaetz faces “pretty serious allegations” but didn’t say what should happen to him. “I think we’ve got to get all the facts,” Scott said. Both senators are considered potential 2024 presidential hopefuls. They spoke as lawmakers were returning from a two-week Easter recess, with many confronting questions about Gaetz for the first time. Few GOP lawmakers have voiced support for Gaetz, who has said he will not resign. Trump issued a brief statement last week that said Gaetz “has totally denied the accusations against him.” The three-term lawmaker is also the focus of a bipartisan investigation by the House Ethics Committee of accusations including sexual misconduct, illegal drug use, spending campaign funds for personal use and accepting a bribe or impermissible gift. The committee has provided no additional detail. Gaetz, 38, became engaged on New Year’s Eve at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago compound in Florida. On Tuesday, New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu said a local GOP organization should cancel plans for Gaetz to be keynote speaker at a fundraising dinner in August. “I’m surprised the Committee hasn’t already done so,” Sununu, who is considering running for Senate in 2022, said in a statement. “I certainly will not attend an event headlined by Representative Gaetz.” On Sunday, No. 3 House GOP leader Liz Cheney of Wyoming called the accusations against Gaetz “sickening" but didn't suggest he should resign. Gaetz has called for Cheney's defeat after she was among 10 House Republicans to vote for Trump's House impeachment in January. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., last week became the first GOP member of Congress to say Gaetz should surrender his House seat, tweeting, “Matt Gaetz needs to resign.” Kinzinger, a frequent Trump critic, also voted to impeach Trump in January on a charge of inciting the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. Gaetz and other Florida Republicans and political allies are being examined as part of a broad public corruption inquiry by federal investigators that began months ago, people familiar with the probe have said. Prosecutors are said to be examining whether Gaetz and Joel Greenberg, a former county tax official, paid underage girls or offered them gifts in exchange for sex. One person said investigators were looking at trips Gaetz and other men took and whether women were paid or received gifts to have sex with them or later received government jobs. It was also revealed in a Florida court last week that Greenberg was working toward a plea deal that might mean he would provide prosecutors with information about the congressman. Greenburg pleaded not guilty to charges including child sex trafficking and fraud. ___ Associated Press writer Holly Ramer contributed to this report from Manchester, N.H. Alan Fram, The Associated Press
Lawyers for former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin began their defense Tuesday by calling an expert witness who testified that the force used on George Floyd was “justified.”
Today, the Member of Parliament for West Vancouver–Sunshine Coast–Sea to Sky Country, Patrick Weiler, announced details of two new programs designed to help drive innovation and market development for Canada's 4,800 chicken, turkey and egg farmers, including the over 570 such farmers in British Columbia. These programs, totaling more than $691 million over ten years, respond directly to requests from producer associations and provide full and fair compensation for market impacts from the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).
US envoy John Kerry will hold talks in Shanghai ahead of a climate summit hosted by President Biden.
VICTORIA — Further COVID-19 restrictions may be on the way for British Columbia, with the premier suggesting changes could come as early as Thursday. Premier John Horgan said Tuesday he expected the provincial cabinet will consider travel restrictions and those talks will also likely examine the status of visitor bookings for hotels, bed and breakfasts and campsites. The premier said provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry will provide any update of possible new restrictions Thursday during a briefing where the province's latest COVID-19 modelling data will be presented. "We are in a new phase of the COVID crisis and our approach has been always to be nimble, to be focused on what we can do to keep people safe," Horgan said at a news conference where he announced youth job supports. B.C. imposed restrictions last month that shut down the resort community of Whistler and halted indoor dining at restaurants and pubs across the province in a three-week circuit breaker to slow the spread of COVID-19 variants of concern. Horgan said the B.C. cabinet meets Wednesday and taking more steps to fight the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is bound to be discussed. "We've not taken anything off the table, but practicality is first and foremost in our mind," said Horgan. "We will use the tools that are available to us if we believe they are effective, but deployment of those tools is a challenge. We haven't taken travel restrictions off the board, quite frankly." He said case counts in Quebec and Ontario are continuing to rise despite widespread closures in Ontario and a curfew in Quebec. Horgan said he was concerned to hear that more than 100 people who recently arrived in B.C. have refused to adhere to federal quarantine rules. He said he and Alberta Premier Jason Kenney spoke earlier this week about issues regarding travel between the provinces and the potential impacts on COVID-19 case counts. "Among those were the concerns we both share, mutually, about people that come back and forth between Alberta and B.C. whether it be on essential travel or non-essential travel and the consequences that's having on case counts in our respective jurisdictions," Horgan said. Last summer, there were reports ranging from verbal arguments to vehicle vandalism against people in Sicamous, Revelstoke and Trail with vehicles with Alberta licence plates. Earlier this year, Horgan ruled out interprovincial travel restrictions, saying a legal review found B.C. doesn't have the power to prevent outsiders from visiting. But Horgan suggested Tuesday the issue could be revisited. "We're listening to advice from public health officials. We're taking that advice," he said. "We're following the science and if Dr. Henry believes that there's an opportunity for us to use some form of border restrictions, we'll look at that." Henry said Monday people should stay in "their immediate neighbourhood as much as possible." Horgan said he is troubled by the recent COVID-19 case counts in B.C. and is looking to Thursday's release of information for a better sense of where the province stands. B.C. reported 873 new cases on Tuesday and two more deaths. There are 377 people in hospital and 116 of those are in intensive care units. More than 1.14 million doses of the three vaccines have been administered. On top of the age-based program, and giving Oxford-AstraZeneca shots to those aged 55 to 65, a parallel worker vaccination program is now focused on hitting high-risk workers in COVID-19 hot spots. "We are adapting our vaccine delivery in step with our supply and will continue to do that moving forward," said Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix in a joint statement. "If needed, we will pivot, pause or shift our delivery to maximize protection to as many people as possible." This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 13, 2021. Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press
MILWAUKEE — With the team facing a COVID-19 scare, Chicago Cubs pitcher Kyle Hendricks was scratched from his scheduled start Tuesday night after the right-hander indicated he wasn't feeling well. The Cubs didn't provide specifics about Hendricks' health, saying only the move was made from “an abundance of caution.” Four Cubs were added to the COVID-19 injured list over the last two days. Cubs manager David Ross said before Tuesday's game with the Milwaukee Brewers that none of his players have tested positive for the coronavirus. Infielder Matt Duffy went on the virus-related injured list Tuesday, one day after the Cubs put relievers Brandon Workman, Jason Adam and Dan Winkler on the list. Bullpen coach Chris Young and first base coach Craig Driver have tested positive. “We still do not have any players on the positive COVID list,” Ross said. “I would tell you right now with protocols and being extra cautious, if you have a headache, if you have a runny nose, if you have body aches, if you have just about anything going on that would or could be one of the 10 COVID symptoms, we’re going to err on the side of caution.” Alec Mills replaced Hendricks as the Cubs' starting pitcher Tuesday. Mills threw a no-hitter at Milwaukee in the Cubs' 12-0 victory over the Brewers on Sept. 13 of last season. Ross said Driver was in the three-week waiting period between vaccination doses and that Young already had received both shots when they tested positive. “It’s two weeks after you get the second shot that you’re fully vaccinated,” Ross said. “That would have been Sunday. Chances are (Young) contacted the COVID before Sunday.” Ross said Driver and Young gave him permission to reveal those details. Ross noted both coaches also were diligent about wearing masks. “They don’t want to scare anybody,” Ross said. “They think the fact they’ve had the shot is actually a positive and would recommend everybody to get the shot. CY feels completely fine. I think they think the reason why they feel as good as they do is because they’ve had some version of the shot.” Ross added that “we are taking this seriously” and that “we are trying to get everybody as vaccinated as we possibly can.” The Cubs filled Duffy's spot on the roster by adding infielder Ildemaro Vargas from the organization's alternate site in South Bend, Indiana. Chad Noble, who normally is the Cubs' bullpen catcher, is handling the bullpen coach responsibilities. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Steve Megargee, The Associated Press
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NextPoint Acquisition Corp. (TSX: NAC.U) (TSX: NAC.WT.U) ("NAC") is announcing the restatement of its financial results as of December 31, 2020 and for the period from inception on July 16, 2020 to December 31, 2020. NAC's restated audited annual financial statements have been filed on the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval ("SEDAR") and may be viewed by shareholders and interested parties under NAC's profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
Simmons was happy to talk up his scoring outburst, but neglected to mention Jordan Clarkson's 40-point effort in the same game.
Bill Crothers joined the company as a part-time adviser to the board in 2015 while still working as a civil servant.
The comedian also discussed her failed SNL audition in 2009: "I wasn't funny yet."