Yahoo Sports’ lead draft analyst Eric Edholm shares his evaluation of the Tulsa linebacker.
Yahoo Sports’ lead draft analyst Eric Edholm shares his evaluation of the Tulsa linebacker.
Vaughan, April 19, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Residential Construction Council of Ontario (RESCON) commends the federal government for a budget that focuses on addressing fallout from the unprecedented disruption caused by COVID-19, training young workers for the future in construction and other industries, and amending immigration rules to help address Canada’s labour needs. “We are pleased that the government is taking steps in this budget to deal with the economic crisis caused by COVID-19 but is also focused on the future by investing in programs to ensure that industries like construction will have the skilled workers they need for the future,” says RESCON president Richard Lyall. “These are difficult times, but we must ensure that we are taking the steps that are necessary to ensure our youth get the training they need.” The $101-billion budget, dubbed A Recovery Plan for Jobs, Growth, and Resilience, outlines a roadmap for Canada’s future, which includes ensuring that all Canadians have access to vaccines and personal protective equipment. On training, RESCON applauds the $470-million investment to establish an Apprenticeship Service, to help Red Seal-trade apprentices find opportunities and jobs with employers, while also providing $5,000 in training subsidies to employers. This subsidy increases to $10,000 for employers who take on BIPOC and women apprentices. In Ontario alone, more than 115,000 construction workers will be needed to offset retirements from the industry within the next decade. The new Sectoral Workforce Solutions Program, which will see $960 million provided over three years, will help employers design and deliver training to job seekers while also improving recruitment and retention practices to attract more diverse workers. “We applaud the government’s efforts to encourage young people to seek careers in the trades, and the steps being taken to encourage employers to hire apprentices,” says RESCON VP Andrew Pariser. “Our industry is at risk of a sharp labour deficit and we need to get more youth into the industry. These programs will certainly help with that effort.” On immigration, RESCON appreciates the proposed amendments to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act that would allow for greater prioritization of candidates in the Express Entry System who can support Canada's labour market demands, which includes the construction industry. Immigration has long been a source of workers for Canada’s residential construction industry, and we are pleased to see this initiative put forward. Meanwhile, RESCON commends the federal government for further investments to improve job opportunities for Black Canadians, and also for increasing support for accessible mental health programs, as COVID-19 has exacerbated mental health challenges faced by people and workers in the construction industry. “Black Canadians, specifically Black youth, have suffered disproportionately from COVID-19,” says Amina Dibe, RESCON’s manager of government and stakeholder relations. “RESCON, through the industry-led Anti-Racism Roundtable, is working with stakeholders to create and improve existing opportunities for Black youth to enter the skilled trades.” Strong infrastructure is also crucial to Canada’s economic recovery and RESCON is disappointed, however, that no new money was announced to assist municipalities with funding state-of-good-repair projects. We had hoped more funding would have been announced in the budget. Background on RESCON: RESCON is the province’s leading association of residential builders committed to providing leadership and fostering innovation in the industry. CONTACT: Grant Cameron RESCON 905-638-1706 email@example.com
Authorities across the country, from New York to Los Angeles have stepped up security in case a wave of violence follows the verdict.
The Honda Off-Road Racing Team returned to Baja California last weekend, and continued its string of Class 7 [unlimited, V6-powered race trucks] victories in Saturday's SCORE International San Felipe 250.
The jury started deliberating in Derek Chauvin's murder trial Monday afternoon. He faces three charges in the death of George Floyd.
The "hard penny" market rally retreated Monday, led by Tesla, Nvidia and Square. IBM flirted with a breakout late on Q1 results. Netflix is near a buy point with earnings due.
Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp defended his club owners as 'great people' and hit back at criticism from former Manchester United captain Gary Neville on Monday as tempers flared over a breakaway European Super League. Liverpool, along with their great rivals Manchester United, are among big clubs proposing to form their own elite league -- a move that has triggered widespread condemnation across the sport and society. Neville, now a pundit for Sky Sports television, had referred to Liverpool's 'You'll Never Walk Alone' crowd anthem to highlight the irony of the club's stance.
A support group in Uganda is helping parents come to terms with their children's sexuality.
A Sunday shooting in Austin, Texas claimed the lives of two high school student athletes: Willie Simmons III and Alyssa Broderick.
Fort Hood will be memorializing slain soldier Vanessa Guillén with a gate named in her honor, days before the anniversary of when she first went missing.
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“I had a hunch that it might be here, and sure enough, I found vibrant blue glowing waves.”
Civil rights groups contend that Florida's Combating Public Disorder law violates First Amendment rights to free speech and targets Black communities.
Minneapolis and other U.S. cities were ramping up security measures on Monday, girding for possible protests after a jury delivers a verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, charged with murdering George Floyd by kneeling on his neck. Citing the "threat of civil unrest," Minnesota Governor Tim Walz declared a preemptive state of emergency in the Minneapolis metropolitan area and requested security assistance from other states. Local officers were stretched, he said, having policed a week of protests over the fatal police shooting of a Black man in a Minneapolis suburb and bracing for more protests over the Chauvin trial verdict.
A solid identity verification regime is crucial to nearly any activity connected to eCommerce. In that spirit, Mastercard (NYSE: MA) has acquired a company that specializes in digital identity, Ekata. Ekata has developed a suite of software tools that guard against identity theft in a range of financial services interactions such as online bank account opening and online shopping.
Tennessee House lawmakers on Monday passed a bill that would put public schools and districts at risk of civil lawsuits if they let transgender students or employees use multi-person bathrooms or locker rooms that don't reflect their gender at birth. The proposal must now pass the Senate before it can head to Gov. Bill Lee's desk, with senators expected to vote on the proposal later this week. Most notably, Lee, a Republican, signed a different proposal this year that bars transgender athletes from playing girls' public high school or middle school sports.
ALBANY, N.Y. — Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli has formally called on Attorney General Letitia James to probe whether Gov. Andrew Cuomo misused state resources while writing and promoting his pandemic-themed book. DiNapoli penned a letter to James last week requesting a criminal investigation and referring to allegations that “public resources may have been used in the development and production ...
Former police officer Michael Slager fatally shot Walter Scott, an unarmed Black man who ran from a traffic stop in South Carolina, in 2015.
A controversial decision to form a breakaway European Super League was taken “to save football” and in part motivated because “young people are no longer interested” in the game, Real Madrid president Florentino Perez said on Tuesday. Speaking for the first time since 12 top European clubs announced on Sunday that they would form a new elite league, the new chairman of the Super League said football needed to evolve and adapt to the times. "Whenever there is a change, there are always people who oppose it... and we are doing this to save football at this critical moment," Perez said on the Spanish TV show El Chiringuito de Jugones.
WeissLaw LLP is investigating possible breaches of fiduciary duty and other violations of law by the board of directors of Knoll, Inc. ("Knoll" or the "Company") (NYSE: KNL) in connection with the proposed cash and stock acquisition of the Company by Herman Miller, Inc. ("MLHR") (NASDAQ: MLHR). Under the terms of the merger agreement, Knoll shareholders will receive $11.00 in cash and 0.32 shares of MLHR common stock for each Knoll share that they own, representing implied per-share merger consideration of approximately $25.18 based upon MLHR's April 16, 2021 closing price of $44.30. Upon consummation of the transaction, current MLHR shareholders will own approximately 78% of the combined company and Knoll shareholders will own approximately 22%. The transaction is valued at approximately $1.8 billion.