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Los Angeles Dodgers co-owner Todd Boehly made a lucrative offer last March that Sportradar Group AG founder and CEO Carsten Koerl could not pass up. He proposed a merger with his special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) Horizon Acquisition Corp II that would have valued Sportradar at $10 billion. Yet Wall Street's mood was about to sour toward SPAC deals, then its hottest dealmaking trend.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia has canceled a contract with France for conventional submarines and instead will build nuclear-powered submarines using U.S. technology because of changing strategic conditions in the region, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Thursday. President Joe Biden announced on Wednesday a new U.S. security alliance with Australia and Britain that will help equip Australia with a nuclear submarine fleet. The agreement would make Australia the first country without nuc
"We do have some people wanting to dial in, and we understand that," Maury McIntyre, president of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, told Variety this week. Last year, the Emmys was held virtually with celebrities joining remotely from homes, gardens and hotel rooms around the world rather than the usual in-person event for more than 4,000 people. "Ted Lasso," a heartwarming comedy about a fish-out-of-water American coaching a struggling British soccer team, and British royal series "The Crown," are expected to be some of the beneficiaries this year.
Beginning Friday, the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) will use text and recorded messages for their initial notifications of COVID-19 test results to manage the increase of positive cases across the province. In May, the SHA launched the auto-notification system for negative COVID-19 test results, but that service will now be used to notify COVID-19-positive people faster so they can start their self-isolation immediately. People will be asked at testing centres for their telephone number. W
With more than twice as much rain as normal for September already on P.E.I., there are some concerns it may be getting too wet for the potato crop. Through August growing conditions had been good, said P.E.I. Potato Board general manager Greg Donald, with good heat and timely rain. Then came record-setting rains from the remnants of Hurricane Ida on Sept. 2, with more than a month's worth of rain falling. There have been significant rainfalls since: 209.5 mm in the first half of the month, more
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) -Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel attended a lavish military parade at Mexico's 200th anniversary of independence on Thursday, ahead of a summit that will convene recently elected members of a "pink tide" of leftist Latin American leaders. The presidents of Argentina, Bolivia, Peru and elsewhere will meet on Saturday at the summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), a regional body that Venezuela's late leader Hugo Chavez helped set up in 2011. Diaz-Canel's trip to Mexico is the Cuban leader's first foreign visit since huge protests swept the island in July, shaking the communist government as it struggles to manage the coronavirus pandemic and shortages of food, fuel and medicine.
When news broke that coalition forces were leaving Afghanistan this summer, James Camsell feared his friend "Joe" might be dead. The Taliban has tried to kill Joe before, and Camsell, a retired Canadian Armed Forces brigadier-general who served in Afghanistan between 2008 and 2009, hadn't spoken with him in more decade. "I never thought I would hear from him again," he said. But then in August, Camsell got an email from the Afghan man who had worked alongside him as an interpreter in Kandahar pr
A First Nation in northern Alberta has been running a vaccination incentive program that, unlike the province's vaccine lottery, has translated into a significant increase in first doses. "The community has responded really well to it," said Samantha Whalen, a councillor with Fort McMurray 468 First Nation. In mid-July, 38 per cent of the 221 adults living on-reserve had received a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. But those numbers started to increase after a prize winner's name was announced
The front lawn at Habitat for Humanity in Thunder Bay, Ont., is smaller thanks to the work of some volunteers, to build a new rain garden. The garden, measuring about four metres by three metres, will help absorb water running off of the roof of the group's office and ReStore in the city. The rain garden was created with the work of volunteers on Wednesday morning. "It's one of many different techniques that you can use in an urban watershed to manage storm water runoff," said Julia Prinselaar,
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus' Orthodox Church formally took charge Thursday of two ornately decorated 18th century doors stolen from a church in the ethnically divided island's breakaway north and reclaimed from a Japanese art college after a long legal battle. Communications and Works Minister Yiannis Karousos said the wooden doors — painted with religious scenes, carved and gilded — were discovered at the Kanazawa Art College more than 20 years ago and their return followed “long and intensiv
Action thriller "Drive," starring Ryan Gosling and Carey Mulligan, was released in the U.S. (Sept. 16)
Halfway through the first month of school, as many as one in five people testing positive for COVID-19 in Saskatchewan are children aged zero to 11. The province's four biggest school divisions — Regina Public Schools, Regina Catholic Schools, Saskatoon Public Schools, and Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools — have reported dozens of COVID cases combined since the first week of classes. The divisions are notified of cases by the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA). The province's website has a li
Five of the six candidates in the riding of Sydney-Victoria agree that health care is one of the biggest concerns for voters in next week's federal election. Asked during a debate in Sydney on Wednesday to name the three most pressing issues, most also said housing and the economy are important, but there were differences when it came to other priorities. The incumbent, Liberal Jaime Battiste, said in addition to health care, the federal government's COVID-19 pandemic response and the environmen
Four former employees of carmaker Volkswagen went on trial on Thursday over the Dieselgate scandal in which illegal software was used to cheat emission tests. The trial, being held in the city of Braunschweig, close to Volkswagen's headquarters in Wolfsburg, started without former CEO Martin Winterkorn, whose separate trial will take place at a later date. The four employees, who are accused of fraud, had been aware of the illegal software but failed to raise the issue, instead seeking to maximise profits for the carmaker and, as a result, their performance bonuses, Braunschweig prosecutors said.
ÑUÑUNHUAYCCO, Peru (Reuters) - In Ñuñunhuaycco, a tiny village in the Peruvian Andes, residents recall almost daily a terror that once haunted them every time the sun went down. Before dusk in the 1980s locals would often run into the hills in case brutal Shining Path militants came through in their long-running battle to topple the Peruvian state and impose their own Maoist brand of communism. Memories of those years have been stirred by the death of Abimael Guzman, the professor who founded the Shining Path.
An early-morning kidnapping of a Hamilton man during a violent home invasion left one of his sons dead and another son shot before the 63-year-old was later found in serious condition, police say. Faqir Ali was found on Beach Boulevard near the Burlington Lift Bridge around 9 a.m. ET Thursday with serious, life-threatening injuries, Hamilton police spokesperson Const. Indy Bharaj said. Ali was "taken forcefully" from his home near Glancaster Road and Dickenson Road in Mount Hope around 3 a.m., s
Saskatchewan's plan to tap private health-care resources amid the fourth wave of COVID-19 — paired with the absence of additional measures to stem the tide of infected patients filling hospitals — is drawing criticism. "I think the government has clearly lost the plot here," said Steven Lewis, a health policy consultant formerly based in Saskatchewan. "It has pretty much declared that it will not do what more successful jurisdictions do to contain the pandemic." The province's vaccination rate w
There were moments of terse jabs, but overall Wednesday night's all-candidates meeting remained civil and ended with mutual support for the riding’s best candidate, whomever that may be. Six candidates running to replace long-time Simcoe North MP Bruce Stanton made presentations and responded to pre-submitted questions to a virtual Zoom audience, as hosted and moderated by the Southern Georgian Bay Chamber of Commerce. In attendance were Krystal Brooks (Green Party of Canada), Adam Chambers (Con
Docked at a Canadian port, crew members returned from a test run of the Ocean Cleanup's system to rid the Pacific of plastic trash were thrilled by the meager results — even as marine scientists and other ocean experts doubted the effort could succeed. At that scale, organizers say, the effort could recover between 15,000 and 20,000 tonnes of plastic a year, though it would cost hundreds of millions of dollars.
A man has died following a fatal collision in Markham late Wednesday night. York Regional Police were called to at the scene of a crash at around 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the intersection of McCowan Road and 16th Avenue where a minivan and a motorcycle were involved in a collision. Officers attempted live-saving measures but the rider of the motorcycle was pronounced dead at the scene, police say. The other driver remained at the scene. Roads in the area were shut down for several hours to inv