Tyus Jones (Memphis Grizzlies) with a 2-pointer vs the Dallas Mavericks, 04/14/2021
Tyus Jones (Memphis Grizzlies) with a 2-pointer vs the Dallas Mavericks, 04/14/2021
As part of the British tilt to the Indo-Pacific, the UK has announced the deployment of Carrier Strike Group in the Indo-Pacific Region. India, on its part, has agreed to conduct joint exercises with the CSG later this year and also launch a new maritime dialogue
Dalian Atkinson, a former Aston Villa star, went into cardiac arrest on the way to a hospital and died around 90 minutes after officers used a Taser on him to subdue him during an altercation in 2016
MEXICO CITY — Federico Vinas scored twice and Club America advanced to the CONCACAF Champions League semifinals with a 4-2 aggregate victory over the Portland Timbers. Vinas scored in the 21st minute before adding a penalty kick in the 59th in the 3-1 final Wednesday night at the historic Azteca stadium. The two sides played to a 1-1 draw last week in Portland. Diego Valeri scored on a penalty kick to keep the Timbers' hopes to advance alive in the 64th minute, fooling Club America goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa. But Leonardo Suarez scored for Club America in the 70th. Club America will face the Philadelphia Union in the semifinals set to start in August. The Union eliminated Atlanta United 4-1 on aggregate. Earlier Wednesday Monterrey defeated the defending MLS Cup champion Columbus Crew 3-0 in Monterrey to advance 5-2 on aggregate. Monterrey will face Cruz Azul, quarterfinal winners over Toronto FC, in the semifinals. Club America has won the Champions League twice in the last decade. ___ More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/hub/soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The Associated Press
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Tomas Hertl had two goals and an assist in his 500th career NHL game and Erik Karlsson scored a go-ahead goal in the third period to lead the San Jose Sharks to a 3-2 comeback victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday night. Evander Kane added three assists and Josef Korenar made 30 saves as San Jose scored three unanswered goals after falling behind 2-0.
Shot over two years, Bela is the third work born of Basu’s collaboration with the inhabitants of the eponymous village in West Bengal.
Tursunjan Mamat, a practicing Muslim in western China’s Xinjiang region, said he's fasting for Ramadan but his daughters, ages 8 and 10, are not. Religious activity including fasting is not permitted for minors, he explained. It seemed he was giving a matter-of-fact description of how religion is practiced under rules set by China's Communist Party.
Advocates are raising concerns about gangs recruiting youth, particularly those of South Asian heritage, in Surrey, B.C., following five shootings in the Lower Mainland since April 30. "A disproportionate number of South Asian youth have been lured into this gang lifestyle and have become victims of the social disease," said Sukhi Sandhu, a spokesperson for a group called Wake Up Surrey, which aims to prevent gang violence in the city. "There's a fair amount of anger, disappointment, frustration with the system, frustration with our community." Manpreet Sarai, supervisor and educator with the anti-gang program at the South Asian Community Resource Office in Abbotsford, said anytime violence is reported in the community, parents worry their child "will be next." "The youth do like to talk about what's happening in the community, who's getting shot at or who's been shot at. Usually the youth know before anyone else finds out in the community," she told CBC's Anita Bathe. "That's kind of shocking to know that this is the interest of some of our youth to know exactly what's going on." A Wake Up Surrey rally against gang violence attracted about 3,000 people in 2019.(Meera Bains/CBC) Bribery and revenge have been escalating among high school-aged kids, Sarai said. "It starts really small with an argument or disagreement. This has been recently … escalating to fights, property damage and more violence." What to watch for The reasons youth turn to gangs are vast, Sarai said. Some are looking to fit in, others are seeking protection after being involved in other violence and some are searching for a sense of identity. Others join because they already have connections to the gang world. Sarai said young South Asian males with developmental disabilities are at higher risk of being recruited into gang life. RCMP say they arrested a man in his 20s after a fatal shooting of a 20-year-old woman in Surrey's Guildford neighbourhood on Tuesday.(Shane MacKichan) "Some of these youth did not get tested for developmental disabilities until they hit middle school or high school," she said. "By the time they got there they were just trying to fit in with the rest of the youth. They started joining those different gangs to show they were one of them and they could fit in. Sarai said most of the youth her organization works with come from middle-class families, often from immigrant parents. They currently serve 45 youth, and have 40 more on a wait list. Sarai advises parents to watch for warning signs with their children, including coming and going in the middle of the night, skipping school, having unexplained money and expensive gifts, multiple cell phones or weapons. They should also know who their friends are and keep track of their kids' activities in and out of school. Wake Up Surrey also offers to point parents to services that help families dealing with youth in gangs. "As parents, we need to have these tough conversations with their own household," Sandhu said. To hear Sukhi Sandhu's interview on CBC's On the Coast, click here:
CALGARY — A 1-5 start now deep in the rear-view mirror, Canada's Kerri Einarson is in the mix for a playoff spot at the world women's curling championship. Einarson extended her winning streak to four games Wednesday with a 10-4 victory over Estonia's Marie Turmann to even her round-robin record at 5-5. "All of our games that we lost, we didn't play badly," Einarson said. "So we knew we weren't far off, we just had to capitalize on our opportunities when we got them. "And that's what we have been doing. Just taking that extra second in the hack and really thinking of where are tolerance is. We just feel more dialed in right now." Her Manitoba-based team of Val Sweeting, Shannon Birchard and Briane Meilleur struggled mightily over the first few days of competition. The team's turnaround started with a win over South Korea, followed by victories over Italy, Scotland, and now a rout of Estonia. "We have some work to do still but I'm really proud of where we are right now," said Meilleur. "We just have (three) games left and I hope we can keep bringing that good vibe to the next game." Canada moved into seventh-place tie alongside Germany in the 14-team standings with the victory. A top-six finish is needed to reach the playoffs on the weekend at WinSport's Markin MacPhail Centre. Canada will play Denmark and Japan on Thursday before closing the round-robin schedule Friday against China. All three opponents were below Canada in the standings after the Wednesday morning draw. Following evening play, Russia led the standings at 9-1 ahead of Switzerland (8-1), Sweden (7-2) and the United States (7-4). Scotland was in fifth place at 6-4 while Denmark was sixth at 5-4. Following Canada and Germany at 5-5, China was next at 4-5. "I think we're capable of winning it all if we get ourselves in a good position," Meilleur said. "We know how to win games, we just have to make those shots in a timely fashion. "Just keep doing everything we know how to do. Hopefully the breaks will come and we'll get in the playoffs." Curling minnow Estonia (1-9) is making its first appearance at this competition but still made heavily favoured Canada work hard for the victory. Einarson had hammer in the opening end and used it for a hit and stick to score a deuce. Turmann took a 3-2 lead in the fourth when Einarson gave up a steal of two after a missed takeout. The Canada skip settled for one point in the fifth end when she was light on a draw but regained the lead with a single in the sixth when Estonia missed a pick attempt. Late-game mistakes snuffed Estonia's chances of an upset. Turmann's final stone in the seventh rolled out to give Canada a steal of two and a 6-3 lead. After being forced to a single in the eighth. Turmann was heavy with her last shot in the ninth and Einarson made a draw to score four points and put the game away. "I know that we always never give up and we always give it our all," Meilleur said. "We always think we can win every game even though we're down. "So I knew we'd bring that for the rest of the event and I hope we can keep doing that." The top two teams in the standings will earn byes to the semifinals. The four remaining teams will play qualification games Saturday morning with the winners to advance to the semifinals later in the day. Medal games are scheduled for Sunday. The competition also serves as the main qualifier for the 2022 Beijing Olympics. A top-six finish is required for a team to book its country a berth at the Games. A last-chance qualifier for the remaining spots will be held in December. Television and streaming coverage has been shut down until at least Thursday afternoon after seven positive COVID-19 cases were identified among event broadcast staff. The World Curling Federation hopes to use an "adapted TV production setup" at some point this week but plans remain uncertain. Broadcast personnel aren't housed in the same hotel as the teams. The COVID-19 developments forced the postponement of the last Sunday's morning draw, which has since been moved to Friday night. This event is the last of seven competitions to be held at the spectator-free Canada Olympic Park venue. This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 5, 2021. The Canadian Press
Following a heated debate and a 7-5 vote by its planning committee Wednesday evening, a controversial planning document will not be put to a city council vote. Instead, city administration will use the best practices in the guide for local area planning and work with communities on future local plans. The city had proposed 62 amendments to address public concerns about the Guide for Local Area Planning after a contentious three-day public hearing in front of city council in March. The document has been in the works for the past five years. The 131-page document is intended to help city hall and Calgary's neighbourhoods develop new local area plans. But on Wednesday, some opponents to the guide argued the city is still moving too quickly. The changes to the guide include spelling out that it isn't a statutory document — it won't affect single family homes, zoning, heritage areas or trees. Coun. Jyoti Gondek, the chair of council's planning committee, said many concerns are based on incorrect information. "When misinformation gets compounded by more misinformation, people get nervous and they get fearful for the future of their community," she said. A separate motion to send the committee's decision to council for a vote as a whole, was defeated. "Committee has determined that these are best practices that administration wishes to use and it is not our business to try and turn them into a policy document or a statutory document when it's in fact a way for them to do their job," said Gondek. "It's an extremely operational document." Speaking at the meeting Wednesday, Calgary businessperson W. Brett Wilson confirmed that he has donated thousands toward a campaign intended to stop the guide from going forward. "I have no economic interest whatsoever. I'm simply supporting a grassroots campaign," Wilson said, adding that he believes the guidebook shouldn't be rushed through.
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BOSTON — Jeimer Candelario hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in the 10th inning, and the Detroit Tigers held off the Boston Red Sox for a 6-5 victory on Wednesday night. Robbie Grossman began the Detroit 10th on second and advanced to third on Jonathan Schoop's leadoff single. Candelario then went deep against Garrett Whitlock, sending a drive to right for his third homer. Boston got two back in the bottom half. Marwin Gonzalez singled in Xander Bogaerts and eventually came around to score on an error on second baseman Willi Castro. But Michael Fulmer retired Bobby Dalbec and Kiké Hernández for his first career save. The Red Sox also had a chance to win it in the ninth when Hernández walked and Rafael Devers doubled. But J.D. Martinez flied out to left, ending the rally. The start of the game was delayed for 37 minutes by rain, which continued to fall throughout the night. Gregory Soto pitched 1 1/3 innings for the win, allowing two runs and three hits. The Associated Press
Goga Bitadze appeared to tell Greg Foster to "sit the f*** down," which prompted the feud between the two on the court.
The Army plans to put a civilian in charge of the command that conducts criminal investigations, a response to widespread criticism the unit is understaffed, overwhelmed and filled with inexperienced investigators, officials familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. The decision, expected to be announced Thursday, reflects recommendations made by an independent commission in the wake of violent crimes and murders at Fort Hood, Texas, including the death of Vanessa Guillén, whose remains were found about two months after she was killed. According to officials, the Army Criminal Investigation Command, or CID, will be separated from the Provost Marshall General's office, and instead of being run by a general officer it will be overseen by a yet-to-be-named civilian director.
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — “We’re looking for Nancy Pelosi’s laptop,” FBI agents told Marilyn Hueper after briefly handcuffing her. The search for the House speaker’s laptop had taken a U.S. Capitol Police officer thousands of miles away from home for an FBI raid on Hueper’s home, looking for something stolen during the Jan. 6 insurrection — and the person who did it. The agents would walk out of Hueper’s home with iPads, cellphones and a pocket-sized copy of the Declaration of Independence.
Emerging Asian countries must raise tax revenue and mobilise domestic financial resources as they brace for U.S. interest rate hikes that could cause another financial crisis, Asian Development Bank President Masatsugu Asakawa told Reuters. Rises in U.S. long-term rates and some speculation that the Federal Reserve may shift to normalise monetary policy stoke worry about developing countries saddled with dollar-denominated debt, who could face capital outflow and currency devaluation. To help fix the issue, Asakawa said the regional lender launched on Monday an Asia Pacific tax hub to maximise regional and international resources to boost domestic resource mobilisation and international tax cooperation in ADB's member countries.
WASHINGTON — No. 3 House Republican Liz Cheney was clinging to her post as party leaders lined up behind an heir apparent, signalling that fallout over her clashes with former President Donald Trump was becoming too much for her to overcome. Unbowed, Cheney on Wednesday implored her GOP colleagues to pry themselves from a Trump “cult of personality," declaring that the party and even American democracy were at stake. “History is watching,” she said. Trump issued a statement giving his “COMPLETE and TOTAL Endorsement” to Rep. Elise Stefanik of New York to replace Cheney. Stefanik, a 36-year-old Trump loyalist who’s played an increasingly visible role within the GOP, responded quickly, highlighting his backing to colleagues who will decide her political future. “Thank you President Trump for your 100% support for House GOP Conference Chair. We are unified and focused on FIRING PELOSI & WINNING in 2022!” she tweeted. The day's events left the careers of Cheney and Stefanik seemingly racing in opposite directions, as if to contrast the fates awaiting Trump critics and backers in today's GOP. The turmoil also raised questions about whether the price for political survival in the party entails standing by a former president who keeps up his false narrative about a fraudulent 2020 election and whose supporters stormed the Capitol just four months ago in an attempt to disrupt the formal certification of Joe Biden's victory. Cheney showed no signs of backing off in an opinion essay posted Wednesday by 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.” She said House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., has “changed his story” after initially saying Trump “bears responsibility” for the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. McCarthy, who is tacitly backing the drive to oust her, has since said Trump issued a video to try halting the violence. Cheney, in the Post, agreed with Democrats that a bipartisan investigation should focus solely on the riot and not on disturbances at some of last summer's racial justice protests. In an apparent reference to her own situation, she said she would defend “basic principles” of democracy, “no matter what the short-term political consequences might be.” Dozens of state and local officials and judges from both parties have found no evidence to support Trump's assertions that he was cheated out of an election victory. President Biden told reporters at the White House that the GOP is in the throes of a “significant sort of mini revolution.” He added, “I think Republicans are further away from trying to figure out who they are and what they stand for than I thought they would be at this point.” Cheney, a daughter of Dick Cheney, who was George W. Bush’s vice-president and before that a Wyoming congressman, seemed to have almost unlimited potential until this year. Her career began listing after she was among just 10 House Republicans to back Trump’s impeachment for inciting supporters to attack the Capitol on Jan. 6, when five died. Combined with a morning endorsement from No. 2 House Republican leader Steve Scalise of Louisiana and tacit backing from McCarthy, the momentum behind Stefanik's ascension was beginning to seem unstoppable. Stefanik, who represents a mammoth upstate New York district, began her House career in 2015 as a moderate Republican. She spoke out against Trump's ban on immigration from seven majority-Muslim countries, and joined Democrats in voting against Trump's effort to unilaterally redirect money to building a wall along the Southwest border. She also led an effort to recruit female candidates for her party. Stefanik's rural district, which Barack Obama carried in his successful 2008 and 2012 presidential runs, was subsequently won twice by Trump. She morphed into a stalwart Trump defender and was given a high-profile role during the 2019 House Intelligence Committee impeachment hearings. That was widely seen as a strategic move by the GOP to soften its image by giving a woman a prominent role. Stefanik's status and visibility within the GOP have soared since then, and she's also become a significant fundraiser for the party. Cheney is the highest-ranking woman in the GOP leadership. Replacing her with Stefanik — and not a man — is seen as politically wise as the party tries to bolster its weak appeal among female voters. There are just 31 Republican women in the House, about one-third of Democrats’ total but up from the 13 who served in the last Congress. There were no other visible contenders for Cheney's post, with a secret ballot by House Republicans on her fate possible next week. A vote on a replacement, seemingly Stefanik, could come that day as well. Two Republicans said another GOP woman, Rep. Virginia Foxx of North Carolina, was expected to make the formal motion to remove Cheney. Cheney was making little noticeable effort to cement support by calling colleagues or enlisting others to lobby on her behalf, said two House GOP aides who spoke on condition of anonymity to describe the situation. A third person familiar with Cheney's effort also said she was not lining up votes. Cheney’s opposition to Trump put her out of step with most House Republicans, 138 of whom voted against certifying the Electoral College vote for Biden’s victory. Trump's statement Wednesday underscored his bitter rift with Cheney. He called Cheney “a warmongering fool who has no business in Republican Party Leadership." He praised Stefanik for supporting his America First agenda and added that she "has my COMPLETE and TOTAL Endorsement for GOP Conference Chair. Elise is a tough and smart communicator!" Rep. Steve Scalise, the House GOP whip, is also backing Stefanik, said Scalise spokesperson Lauren Fine. The Louisiana Republican's was the first explicit call from House GOP leadership to oust Cheney from her leadership job. Stefanik is committed to focusing on Republican efforts to gain House control in the 2022 elections “and fighting against Speaker Pelosi and President Biden’s radical socialist agenda,” said the statement from Fine. Scalise's backing was first reported by Punchbowl, a political news organization. McCarthy said Tuesday that rank-and-file Republicans were concerned about Cheney's “ability to carry out her job” because of her public comments about Trump. Republicans say a McCarthy speech backing Cheney at a closed-door House GOP meeting in February was largely credited with her surviving an earlier push by conservatives oust her, in a 145-61 secret ballot. A top House GOP aide has said McCarthy won’t do that this time. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., kept his distance Wednesday from the House GOP struggle. Asked if he would help Cheney, he told reporters in Georgetown, Kentucky, “100% of my focus in on stopping this new administration.” ___ Associated Press writers Steve Peoples in New York, Bruce Schreiner in Frankfort, Kentucky, and Lisa Mascaro, Jill Colvin, Alexandra Jaffe and Kevin Freking in Washington contributed to this report. Alan Fram, The Associated Press
The influencer announced in an Instagram post Monday that she had made the decision to put down her dog, Bowser, after he bit her young son Logan