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The "Grand Theft Auto" and "Red Dead Redemption" creator also maintained its annual revenue forecast and did not reveal which games were being delayed, but said the pandemic played no role in its decision to move the release. Companies like Take-Two, Electronic Arts and Activision Blizzard benefited from lockdowns keeping gamers glued to their consoles last year, but those gains have started to taper off as easing pandemic curbs encourage people to step out more. Take-Two forecast second-quarter adjusted revenue between $815 million and $865 million, below analysts' estimates of $890.7 million, according to Refinitiv IBES data.
A 20-year-old man was rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries following a rollover collision on Hwy. 401 on Monday morning. Ontario Provincial Police reported a vehicle rollover collision on Monday morning at 1 a.m. on Hwy. 401 near Hurontario Street in Mississauga. The driver of the vehicle fled on foot, OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt said. The passenger — a 20-year-old man — suffered life-threatening injuries from the crash and was rushed to hospital. According to OPP, the vehicle was travel
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Health officials in San Francisco and six other Bay Area counties announced Monday that they are reinstating a mast mandate for all indoor settings as COVID-19 infections surge because of the highly contagious delta variant. The order applies to everyone, regardless of vaccination status and starts on Tuesday. In line with guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, California last week recommended that everyone wear masks indoors regardless of vaccination status, bu
One of the longest-standing downtown businesses is Whitecourt Stationary which first started in 1978. "My Dad worked in the oil business, and he was being transferred to Calgary. My Mom was adamant that she was not leaving Whitecourt. So, my Dad went out and got another job in town," explained Joanne Deane, current co-owner, along with her husband, Alan. "My Mom said since they were staying that she needed to do something. She originally wanted to open a small bookstore, but it was too complicat
Newfoundland and Labrador is reporting three new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, all related to travel. A case reported Saturday is a female in the Western Health region under 20 years old, related to travel within Canada. In a media release the Department of Health asked that anyone who visited the A&W Restaurant at 39 Queen St. in Stephenville on Friday between 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to arrange COVID-19 testing. "People who visited or dined at this location during this time are advised to seek t
The Niagara Escapement Foundation (NEF) is voicing its displeasure with Grey Highlands' decision to sell the former Talisman property in Kimberley to a private investment firm. “If the public lands currently owned by the municipality of Grey Highlands at Talisman are sold to maximize development and profits, this would constitute an unprecedented rupture of the historic tradition of private-public partnership faithfully supporting the Niagara Escarpment Plan in the Beaver Valley,” said Rob Lever
The U.S. on Monday finally reached President Joe Biden’s goal of getting at least one COVID-19 shot in the arms of 70% of American adults -- a month late and amid a fierce surge by the delta variant that is swamping hospitals and leading to new mask rules and mandatory vaccinations around the country. Louisiana ordered nearly everyone, vaccinated or not, to wear masks again in all indoor public settings, including schools and colleges, and other cities and states likewise moved to reinstate prec
The video service unit said on Monday it will launch DirecTv Stream, a platform that will allow its users to get access to streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon.com Inc's Prime Video and HBO Max. The move will boost the TV operator's position, which like its peers, had been losing subscribers to video streaming services such as Netflix, Prime Video and Apple Inc's service that offer award-wining and exclusive shows.
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — A push to change the offensive name of a Newfoundland lake began with apparent plans for public consultation but ended in a flood of angry emails and a government about-face, emails show. The Newfoundland and Labrador government announced on April 21 it was renaming Red Indian Lake to Wantaqo'ti Qospem, which means "peaceful lake" in the Mi'kmaq language. But the government reversed its decision within a week, citing public discontent. "What right is there to name any traditio
MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian ambassador to the United States says Washington has ordered 24 Russian diplomats to leave the country by Sept. 3, a move that comes shortly after the U.S. said it laid off nearly 200 local staffers working for its diplomatic missions in Russia. Both are the latest in a series of measures taken by both sides that have strained U.S.-Russia relations. In an interview with the National Interest magazine, ambassador Anatoly Antonov said that the embassy received a list of 24
Bruce Prestidge is just wrapping up his first term as a councillor on Woodlands County Council. “I like helping people, and this is a perfect position to do that. Everybody’s got their issues, but if you can help them get through it, it’s really rewarding,” he explained. One thing that he didn’t realize going in was how much it took to operate the County. “I didn’t understand everything that revolved around Woodlands County. You see all our County pick-ups driving around and all our staff, and y
Throughout her long career, Dr. Diane Munz has held many positions across Montreal. In every role, she left a lasting impact on her colleagues and patients, especially in her work with children with special needs. "She is a quiet powerhouse of a person," said Davina Lucas, a colleague of Dr. Munz's. "She's brilliant, she's reliable. She's not afraid to advocate for this often overlooked community of children and their families." Dr. Munz took her work ethic everywhere, and according to the many
BERLIN (AP) — The German government on Monday condemned an outburst of violence at weekend protests in Berlin against the country’s anti-coronavirus measures. More than 60 police officers were injured, some of them severely, police said. At least one journalist was also injured. It was not clear how many protesters were injured, but Berlin police said a 48-year-old man died after being detained by officers during Sunday’s protests. The man had complained of tingling in his arm and chest while of
The south shores of Lake St. Clair are under a blue-green algae bloom advisory. The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit issued the warning on Friday, saying that people should avoid swimming if the water looks cloudy or like "green paint or pea soup." "Infants and young children [under age six] should not swim or play in the water. For adults and children six years of age and older, they should swim with caution and rinse off after swimming," the health unit said in a media release. Drinking water
This pet raccoon just loves to go for strolls with his owner in his very own baby stroller. Cuteness overload!
The United States doubled down on its tough stance and sanctions on Cuba after historic protests in the Communist-run island last month and said it would seek to support protesters. But many countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, a region which is still scarred by Washington’s backing of coups during the Cold War and has shifted leftwards in recent years, are asking it to back off instead. President Joe Biden branded Cuba a "failed state" in the wake of the July 11-12 protests over an economic crisis and curbs on freedoms.
As demand for COVID-19 vaccines declines in Windsor-Essex, so has the number of locations offering the shots. The WFCU Centre vaccination site closed on Saturday, and another location in Windsor, the Moy Medical Center, has also wrapped up. There are three mass vaccination sites currently operating for those who need first or second doses: Devonshire Mall in Windsor, the Libro Credit Union Centre in Amherstburg and Nature Fresh Farms Recreation Centre in Leamington. Vaccinations are also availab
SHEFFIELD, United Kingdom — Canadian international Theo Corbeanu has joined League One's Sheffield Wednesday on a season-long loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers of the Premier League. The 19-year-old winger from Hamilton, Ont., was part of Canada's team at the Gold Cup, scoring against Martinique. He has two goals in six international appearances at the senior level. In March, Corbeanu scored off the bench in his debut for Canada in a 5-1 win over Bermuda in World Cup qualifying play. Corbeanu, o
The Nature Trust of New Brunswick is celebrating the conservation of 4,047 hectares of land (10,000 acres) in the province, a new milestone in the land trust's 34-year history. Nature Trust CEO Renata Woodward said it couldn't have achieved the landmark without the support of its board members, staff and over 400 volunteers. "It feels absolutely amazing, I am just thrilled where the organization is right now," said Woodward. The Nature Trust conserves and stewards a network of 69 nature preserve
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham has tested positive for the coronavirus, the first senator to disclose a breakthrough infection after being vaccinated. In a statement issued Monday afternoon, the South Carolina Republican said that he “started having flu-like symptoms Saturday night” and went to the doctor Monday morning. After being notified of his positive test, Graham said he would quarantine for 10 days. “I feel like I have a sinus infection, and at present time, I have mild s