North Carolina men’s basketball coach Roy Williams announces retirement

Friendly golden retriever 'swept to his death' while crossing river to see pals

PHOTOS: Colorado Avalanche vs. Arizona Coyotes, March 31, 2021 – The Denver Post

The Colorado Avalanche hosted the Arizona Coyotes on March 31, 2021 at Ball Arena in Denver.

Hockey fans were in attendance for the first time in more than a year as the Avs skated off with a 9-3 victory over Arizona. Read the full game story here.

The Government's Sewell Report actually proves how racist Britain is

The report was always going to be a more delightful read to racists than to people who have to live under the burden of racism

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Suez Canal Blocked For Third Day As Container Ship Remains Stranded

Traffic of cargo vessels through Egypt’s Suez Canal continues to be blocked for the third day as a large container ship that ran aground in the southern end of the Canal remains stuck.

Panama-registered ship Ever Given, sailing to the Dutch port of Rotterdam, ran aground after being affected by a stand storm and strong winds before entering the Mediterranean at about 7:40 a.m. local time Tuesday.

The huge vessel with a capacity to carry 20,000 containers is fully-loaded.

A salvage operations company reportedly said it was impossible to free the ship with its current cargo on board.

A satellite map shows the ship is still stuck, with tug boats trying to move it.

Shipping experts were quoted as saying that operations to free the 224,000-ton ship may take several days or even weeks.

Meanwhile, an update from marine services firm GAC said, “According to information from the Suez Canal Authority, the grounded vessel has been partially refloated and is now alongside the Canal bank. Convoys and traffic are expected to resume as soon as vessel is towed to another position.”

The traffic jam caused by the accident in one of the world’s most important and busy waterways has worsened, with dozens of large container ships, tankers carrying oil and gas, and bulk vessels carrying grain held up at either end of the Suez canal.

AFP reported that more than one hundred ships have been waiting to enter the canal.

Canon U.S.A Merges With Canon Information And Imaging Solutions

Canon U.S.A., Inc. (CAJ) Thursday announced the merger of its wholly-owned subsidiary Canon Information and Imaging Solutions, Inc., effective April 1.

The business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions provider said the new division – Digital Imaging Solutions will continue to develop software and provide professional services.

The new Division’s software development and solutions delivery capabilities will continue to scale across several practice areas.

The company expects more agile and faster operations/management and organizational synergy across Canon U.S.A. Inc.

German govt agrees additional aid for lockdown-hit businesses

BERLIN, April 1 (Reuters) – The German government has agreed further financial aid for companies hit by lockdown measures during the coronavirus pandemic, the economy and finance ministries said in a joint statement on Thursday.

Knife River Acquires Mt. Hood Rock – Quick Facts

Knife River Corporation, the construction materials subsidiary of MDU Resources Group, Inc. (MDU), has acquired Mt. Hood Rock. Mt. Hood Rock provides construction aggregates in the eastern Portland area, including Gresham, Troutdale, Happy Valley and Sandy.

“Producing high-quality construction aggregates and enabling vertical integration are two of the cornerstones of Knife River’s business strategy. A third is expanding in growing markets it knows well, such as the Portland area. This acquisition will create efficiencies and allow for growth from Day 1,” said David Goodin, CEO of MDU Resources.

Biden is looking into his 'legal authority' to cancel student loan debt, White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain told Politico

President Joe Biden is looking into his “legal authority” to cancel student loan debt up to $50,000, White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain said in a POLITICO Playbook interview on Thursday.

While speaking to Politico’s chief Washington correspondent Ryan Lizza, Klein said that Biden asked Education Secretary Miguel Cardona to create a memo on the president’s legal authority to forgive student loans.

“[Biden will] look at that [memo on] legal authority, he’ll look at the policy issues around that and he’ll make a decision,” Klain said. “He hasn’t made a decision on that either way and, in fact, he hasn’t yet gotten the memos that he needs to start to focus on that decision.”

This is a developing story. Please check back for more details.

North Carolina men’s basketball coach Roy Williams announces retirement

North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball coach Roy Williams announced his retirement Thursday after 33 seasons as a Division I head coach.

Williams, 70, won three NCAA Tournament titles at North Carolina, his alma mater and finishes his career with 903 victories (third all-time). He advanced to the Final Four nine times and was inducted to the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 2007. 

Before returning to North Carolina in 2003, Williams was the head coach at Kansas for 15 seasons. He is the only coach with 400 wins at two schools. 

Prior to becoming the Jayhawks head coach in 1988, he spent 10 years on the Tar Heels bench as an assistant under the legendary Dean Smith, who was a mentor to Williams. 

Over the course of his career, Williams coached 32 future NBA first-round draft picks and became the third coach ever to reach the men's NCAA Tournament on 30 occasions. His 79 wins in the "Big Dance" ranks second all-time, and his teams earned 13 No. 1 seeds. 

North Carolina earned an 8-seed in the 2021 men's NCAA Tournament and lost in the first round, the only time that happened during his career. 

UNC and Williams will hold a news conference at 4 p.m.