Steven Blitz, US Economist at TS Lombard, joined The Final Round to discuss this weeks jobless claims numbers and his outlook for the U.S. economy.
Steven Blitz, US Economist at TS Lombard, joined The Final Round to discuss this weeks jobless claims numbers and his outlook for the U.S. economy.
Sam Reinhart and Curtis Lazar each scored two goals to lift the visiting Buffalo Sabres past the Philadelphia Flyers 6-1 on Monday. Reinhart registered the 10th multi-goal effort of his career. Henri Jokiharju and Victor Olofsson added one goal each for the Sabres.
Zach LaVine scored 33 points, and the Chicago Bulls overcame a strong effort by Victor Oladipo in his Houston debut, beating the Rockets 125-120 on Monday night. LaVine scored nine points in the closing minutes of the third to help send Chicago to the final quarter with a 93-86 lead. The Bulls made enough shots down the stretch to win for the second time in as many days after losing four straight by four points or fewer.
MIAMI — The Miami Heat eventually showed up to a game already behind schedule. Bam Adebayo had 28 points and 11 rebounds and the short-handed Heat got their biggest comeback win of the season, rallying from 19 down to beat the Detroit Pistons 113-107 on Monday night to snap a three-game slide. Goran Dragic scored 22 points for the Heat, who got 18 apiece from Duncan Robinson and Kendrick Nunn. Miami was again without Jimmy Butler and Avery Bradley (virus protocols), Tyler Herro (neck) and Meyers Leonard (shoulder). Jerami Grant had 27 points for Detroit, but his layup that could have gotten the Pistons within three was blocked by Adebayo with 31 seconds left. Wayne Ellington made seven 3-pointers and scored 24 for the Pistons, who got 21 from Derrick Rose and 15 from Mason Plumlee. Detroit's Blake Griffin was shaken up in the final seconds and limped off the court after the final buzzer. He had five points in 36 minutes. The game was supposed to start at 3 p.m. Eastern; it started at 8 p.m., delayed by the NBA to allow time for COVID-19 tests to be processed. “We found out mid-morning when we already had our walkthrough, our breakfast and testing,” Pistons coach Dwane Casey said. “So, it just changed the time that the bus left. ... We can’t even leave the rooms anyway.” Waiting all day didn’t seem to bother Detroit early. It was 11-2 when Heat coach Erik Spoelstra called his first timeout after three minutes, and 12-2 when the timeout ended. A review of a jumper by Ellington showed it was a 3-pointer, not a 2-pointer, and just like that the Pistons were up 10. Detroit’s lead was 28-9 after 7 minutes following another 3 by Ellington. The Heat chipped away, briefly got the lead back late in the half, and used a 24-10 run to take a 12-point lead early in the fourth before needing to hang on at the end. TIP-INS Pistons: Detroit is one of two teams without back-to-back wins this season. The other is Miami. ... Ellington got fouled twice on 3-pointers, making all three free throws on the first, missing after making the 3 on the second. ... Grant is the 12th player in Pistons history to score 20 points in at least 12 consecutive games. Heat: Miami has used nine starting lineups through 12 games, with Dragic starting Monday for the first time this season. Brooklyn and Cleveland have also used nine starting lineups so far; Utah is the only team to use only one. ... Dragic’s first assist was the 4,000th of his career. KING TRIBUTE As part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration, a recording of the Black national anthem — “Lift Every Voice and Sing” — was played pregame, preceding “The Star-Spangled Banner.” The teams gathered at midcourt, holding a banner bearing King's words “I Have A Dream.” SCHEDULE QUIRK The last five Heat-Pistons games have all been in Miami. The last time Miami went to Detroit was exactly two years ago Monday. Miami will visit the Pistons once in the season’s second half. UP NEXT Pistons: Visit Atlanta on Wednesday. Heat: Visit Toronto in Tampa, Florida, on Wednesday. ___ More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Tim Reynolds, The Associated Press
Barring technical difficulties, seventh-graders are required to turn on their microphones and webcams when they tune in to Pritpal Sandhu’s video call lessons via Microsoft Teams. Sandhu adopted the policy to ensure the middle schoolers stay on task and he can see their unmasked expressions as his discussion-heavy classes continue, despite the physical distance between teacher and student. “I don’t want to talk to initials anymore,” said Sandhu, during a recent remote school day in his empty classroom at Acadia Junior High School in Winnipeg. “That’s how it was in March and April. We were all a little uncomfortable.” Ten months later, remote learning is leaps ahead of what many experienced during the first COVID-19 wave. Now, Sandhu said, he and his students sign on daily with smiling faces. (“Woah, your beard is really out of control,” he recalled his students saying when they met online sans face coverings after the holidays. His defence was his barbershop has been closed, owing to public health orders.) Teachers and students alike adjusted to the post-holiday remote period — made optional for K-6 students and mandated for the province’s oldest learners Jan. 4-15 — by embracing temporary routines, reiterating class expectations, and accepting inevitable internet outages and livestream lags. Citing his new familiarity with e-learning platforms, Grade 12 student Steven Hwang called the recent transition “smooth.” One highlight for Steven, a clarinetist, has been his band course. His teacher at Fort Richmond Collegiate organized a music conference during the distance learning period that featured guests from around the world, who joined their calls to share insights on various musical topics. For Fort Richmond student Favour Babalola, both the ability to sleep in and her teachers’ use of video call breakout rooms, which allow for small virtual group discussions, made learning at home a success. The Grade 11 student said she has tried to be a star online student for the past two weeks by turning on her webcam and participating in discussions, since she knows first-hand how difficult online teaching is. A senior cadet, she runs online classes for younger cadets after school. “We are all doing our best… and I don’t think school will ever look exactly the way it did — and that’s good — but I don’t think we can replace face-to-face interaction,” said Tracy Robinson, a phys-ed specialist at Shaftesbury High School. Earlier this month, Robinson and her colleagues transformed their Winnipeg gymnasium into a recording studio equipped with a massive interactive screen, video camera, and props for pre-recorded and live workout routines. Lessons learned this month won’t disappear when students are back, she said, adding Microsoft Teams has also proven to be a valuable tool. If a student has to stay home because of an illness or injury in the future, it will be a secure way to connect and catch them up, Robinson said. Distance learning has also prompted Sandhu to test out new teaching tools. In addition to hosting Teams meetings, a virtual show-and-tell and an online scavenger hunt, the Grade 7 teacher has started using Flipgrid, a platform that can be used for recording individual video responses. Success during an uncertain school year hinges on attitude, Sandhu said, adding he’s “pumped” about students returning to school next week. Favour and Steven echoed those sentiments. “I’ve definitely missed everyone at school,” said Steven, 16. “I hope things get better and we can normalize things again soon.” Maggie Macintosh, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Winnipeg Free Press
NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 18, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC (“KSF”) and KSF partner, former Attorney General of Louisiana, Charles C. Foti, Jr., remind investors of pending deadlines in the following securities class action lawsuits: Boston Scientific Corporation (BSX) Class Period: 4/24/2019 - 11/16/2020Lead Plaintiff Motion Deadline: February 2, 2021SECURITIES FRAUD To learn more, visit https://www.ksfcounsel.com/cases/nyse-bsx/ Splunk Inc. (SPLK) Class Period: 10/21/2020 - 12/2/2020Lead Plaintiff Motion Deadline: February 2, 2021SECURITIES FRAUD To learn more, visit https://www.ksfcounsel.com/cases/nasdaqgs-splk/ SolarWinds Corporation (SWI) Class Period: 2/24/2020 - 12/15/2020Lead Plaintiff Motion Deadline: March 5, 2021SECURITIES FRAUD To learn more, visit https://www.ksfcounsel.com/cases/nyse-swi/ QuantumScape Corporation (QS) Class Period: 11/27/2020 - 12/31/2020Lead Plaintiff Motion Deadline: March 8, 2021SECURITIES FRAUD To learn more, visit https://www.ksfcounsel.com/cases/nyse-qs/ If you purchased shares of the above companies and would like to discuss your legal rights and your right to recover for your economic loss, you may, without obligation or cost to you, contact KSF Managing Partner, Lewis Kahn, toll-free at 1-877-515-1850, via email (Lewis.Kahn@KSFcounsel.com), or via the case links above. If you wish to serve as a Lead Plaintiff in the class action, you must petition the Court on or before the Lead Plaintiff Motion deadline. About KSF, whose partners include former Louisiana Attorney General Charles C. Foti, Jr., is one of the nation’s premier boutique securities litigation law firms. KSF serves a variety of clients – including public institutional investors, hedge funds, money managers and retail investors – in seeking to recover investment losses due to corporate fraud and malfeasance by publicly traded companies. KSF has offices in New York, California and Louisiana. To learn more about KSF, you may visit www.ksfcounsel.com. Contact: Kahn Swick & Foti, LLCLewis Kahn, Managing Partnerlewis.firstname.lastname@example.org Poydras St., Suite 3200New Orleans, LA 70163
Indonesia's air accident investigator is still hoping to recover the cockpit voice recorder (CVR) from a crashed Sriwijaya Air jet to better understand information obtained from the flight data recorder (FDR), an official said on Tuesday. Information stored on the flight data recorder has been downloaded and includes 370 parameters as well as 27 hours of recordings covering 18 flights, including the accident, National Transportation Safety Committee (KNKT) Investigator Nurcayho Utomo said in a video statement.
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Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks) with a dunk vs the Brooklyn Nets, 01/18/2021
Top dunks from Brooklyn Nets vs. Milwaukee Bucks, 01/18/2021
TCU's next two home games were postponed on Monday night following Jamie Dixon's positive test.
As Maryland's COVID vaccine distribution opens up, the National Guard is putting boots on the ground to boost staff at clinics. Just over a quarter of a million shots have already been given to Maryland residents. Phase 1b opened up and the state is hoping to increase the pace of vaccinations.
James Harden (Brooklyn Nets) with a deep 3 vs the Milwaukee Bucks, 01/18/2021
Crowds danced, chanted and played instruments during a Black Lives Matter rally on the Brooklyn Bridge in New York, to mark Martin Luther King Junior Day on January 18.This video uploaded to Twitter, shows the group forming a circle around a number of dancers, while others sing and wave Black Lives Matter flags behind them.Local media reported the New York Police Department made several arrests in relation to the protests in Lower Manhattan. Credit: Anonymous via Storyful
OTTAWA — Ontario Conservative MP Derek Sloan could be expelled from his party's caucus as early as Tuesday for accepting a donation to his leadership campaign from a white supremacist. But Sloan accused the party of hypocrisy, saying that Paul Fromm, who has been associated with Neo Nazis for years, was a party member and voted in last year's leadership contest — a fact that would have been known to all candidates, including eventual winner Erin O'Toole, as well as the party itself. "If I am guilty of something, they are guilty of something. This is ridiculous," Sloan told supporters in a Facebook video late Monday night. "I'm not going to go down without a fight." The party did not immediately return a request to confirm Fromm's membership, though he noted himself on Twitter that he had registered to attend the upcoming policy convention, which only party members are allowed to do. Several hours earlier, O'Toole had issued a statement saying he will seek to have Sloan expelled from the Conservative caucus and will bar him from running for the party in the next election. He said accepting Fromm's donation was "far worse than a gross error of judgment or failure of due diligence" by his former leadership rival. “Racism is a disease of the soul, repugnant to our core values. It has no place in our country. It has no place in the Conservative Party of Canada. I won’t tolerate it," O'Toole said in the statement, issued less than three hours after word of Sloan's donation first emerged. It is up to Conservative MPs to vote on whether Sloan ought to remain, and some MPs said Monday they expect that vote to happen as early as Tuesday. Privately, several expressed concern with the way O'Toole had handled the issue, noting while many aren't fans of Sloan's hard-right social conservative views, booting him over a donation could set a dangerous precedent. Some were also quick to point out that O'Toole opposed an effort to oust Sloan from caucus during the leadership race, when he was accused of racism for remarks he made about Canada's chief public health officer. Sloan said he was completely unaware that Fromm had donated to his campaign until a report surfaced in Press Progress late Monday afternoon, and no one from the party or O'Toole's office reached out to him. Fromm has been a fixture in right-wing politics for decades, including participating in events with the neo-Nazi Heritage Front. He had tried to buy a membership for the 2017 Conservative leadership race via candidate Kellie Leitch's campaign, but his money was returned. Sloan said it's absurd to believe that any leadership candidate, or any MP, should be familiar with the names of every single one of their donors. Fromm's total donation of $131 was made Aug. 7, just weeks before the contest ended. Of that, Sloan's campaign received $117.90, with the party taking the rest. Sloan said Fromm donated to his campaign using the name "Frederick P. Fromm," further obscuring the source of the funds. He said the party would have checked the name at the time, and never raised a red flag then, nor did anyone do so when Fromm's mail-in ballot would have come in. "They are now trying to kick me out of the party for not having some excessive standard of scrutiny that they don't even have themselves," Sloan said. O'Toole ultimately won leadership of the party last year thanks to Sloan's supporters, and those of social conservative Leslyn Lewis, who backed him instead of his main rival, Peter MacKay, on the last ballot. Ever since, questions have dogged O'Toole about how he'd seek to ensure the views of social conservatives are respected but also win support among more moderate Canadians wary that those points of view would dominate the party's agenda. The issue became a live one again in recent weeks as O'Toole faced pressure to clearly draw a line between his party and the kind of extreme right wing politics that has flared up into violence in the U.S. On Sunday, he issued a statement pledging that there would be no room in his party for the "far right," a missive that his office insisted was in response to attacks from rival parties all week long on that score. But it had prompted questions about how he intends to honour that pledge given that his caucus includes those who don't share his support for LGBTQ rights and a woman's right to choose, among other issues. The issue was poised to also come to a head at the party's upcoming policy convention. Delegate registration ended this past Friday and, while O'Toole had said Sunday that he leads a "moderate, pragmatic, mainstream party," factions of the party's right wing have been organizing to advance their causes at the virtual event in March. "Sick of hearing Conservative politicians say they 'won't reopen the abortion debate?' Then change it," the anti-abortion group Right Now told its supporters. "Register to become a delegate at the upcoming online policy convention and vote to remove that line from the policy handbook." Sloan himself had also been aggressively recruiting delegates to go to the convention, using his membership lists to blast emails and robocalls to party members saying he was their voice and their issues must be represented. "We need as many truly 'conservative' delegates to participate as possible. The more 'conservative' delegates who participate, the more success we will have in making the (Conservative Party of Canada) into a truly conservative party," Sloan wrote in an email to his supporters, obtained by The Canadian Press. On Twitter, Fromm himself suggested he is registered to be a delegate at the convention thanks to Sloan's outreach. "I inadvertently got Derek Sloan into trouble when I responded to an appeal from his office to register for the party's policy convention," he wrote. "Wasn't O'Toole talking about building an inclusive party?" Party leaders don't normally have transparent control over what policy resolutions are put to debate at conventions. It's a complicated system that includes member votes, regional representation and the ultimate green-light by party officials. But previous Conservative leaders have been accused of placing pressure on those officials to structure debates such that time runs out before certain ideas can be discussed. Those allegations saw O'Toole promise during his leadership bid that all ideas that make it to the convention will have a chance to be heard and voted on. "Let’s embrace our grassroots, not run from it," he said in his platform. Whether he stands by that pledge is unclear. His office directed questions on the subject to the party, which did not return a request for comment. This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 18, 2021. Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press
New Delhi [India], January 19 (ANI): The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) on Tuesday forwarded the matter of Congress MLA Sajjan Singh Verma's statement on minor girls, to the Madhya Pradesh Director General of Police for appropriate action.
James Harden collected 34 points and 12 assists, Kevin Durant added 30, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with 36.8 seconds left and the Brooklyn Nets outlasted the Milwaukee Bucks for a 125-123 victory Monday night in New York. Harden became the first Net to get a 30-point game in his first two games with the team and also added four rebounds. Harden's biggest rebound occurred with 38 seconds left when he missed a 3-pointer and got the offensive rebound.
The computer peripherals maker is raising the 2021 outlook for sales growth and profit for the third time. It now expects sales growth for the full year at 57% to 60% in constant currency terms and adjusted operating income of $1.05 billion.
Trump's average approval rating during his one-term presidency was 41 percent, four points lower than any of his predecessors
Zach LaVine (Chicago Bulls) with a dunk vs the Houston Rockets, 01/18/2021
Top dunks from Chicago Bulls vs. Houston Rockets, 01/18/2021