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This exclusive clip from "Happily" takes place at the start of the morbidly funny festivities, where both pizza — and murder — are on the menu.
York Regional Police will be moving forward in a thoughtful, balanced way, following the expansion of police powers announced by the provincial government last week. On April 16, the provincial government announced new restrictions for Ontarians and increased police powers under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA), allowing police to stop individuals and motorists who are not at home. Having now had the opportunity to review the provincial order, York Regional Police will be taking a “balanced approach to enforcement, applying the order equitably and legally to ensure we continue to support public health measures while maintaining public trust. “We will not be conducting random vehicle or individual stops. Enforcement will continue to be complaint driven and proactive, with the goal of gaining compliance. Our actions will focus on those individuals who overtly put others in danger and citizens refusing to comply will be charged appropriately.” Police say their enforcement efforts will continue as they have since the beginning of the pandemic, focused on the 4 Es: • Engage (with the individual). • Explain (why we are there). • Educate (on the rules and regulations). • Enforce (as a last resort). “York Regional Police will continue to support York Region Public Health and regional and municipal officials to ensure the safety of our members and the safety of the community.” Mark Pavilons, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, King Weekly Sentinel
Vic Kulkarni, former vice president of strategy at Ansys, has joined Silicon Integration Initiative as chief strategy officer.
A Kentucky mother was charged with murder early Wednesday after police found the body of her 10-year-old son in the trunk of her vehicle, authorities said. Louisville Police officers went to the home of Kaitlin R. Higgins Tuesday night after a caller reported seeing her with a gun and a dead boy wrapped in a blanket, according to news outlets, which cited an arrest report.
As part of their renewed push for the Green New Deal, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., and other congressional Democrats have introduced a “Civilian Climate Corps” service plan to both employ Americans and tackle climate change. “Livable wages with benefits, on the job training with local unions, sweat equity that builds racial, moral and political equality,” Markey said Tuesday at an event outside the Capitol. “Work that rebuilds the economy and saves the planet all at the same time. This is the 21st century Civilian Climate Corps.”
Luxury carmaker Ferrari on Wednesday unveiled initial details of its new supercar, the first of three new models it has promised for the coming months. Powered by a 830-horsepower engine, the new car will be a limited edition one based on Ferrari's 12-cylinder 812 Superfast model, it said in a statement. Ferrari's limited edition cars, which in the past have been produced in a few hundred units each, are even more exclusive models, with significant technological and aerodynamic upgrades.
Kelly Preston died last year following a private two year battle with breast cancer.
Since the turn of the year, there has been a constant focus on new coronavirus variants.
Former sports minister Tracey Crouch is to investigate the governance of the sport and how supporters can have more say in the running of their clubs.
Frost & Sullivan's recent analysis on the global consumer face mask market finds that the mature market is likely to drop significantly as countries worldwide are gradually lifting face mask mandates with the availability of the COVID-19 vaccine. As the threat of COVID-19 decreases, the total market of disposable face masks and non-disposable face masks is estimated to witness a negative compound annual growth rate of 39.8%, reaching $0.44 billion by 2025 from $5.6 billion in 2020. However, manufacturers' focus on producing innovative and eco-friendly masks to reduce health concerns such as pollution and flu exposure will drive the market, resulting in investments in anti-microbial technologies and nanotechnologies.
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Breakfast Cereal Market Research Report by Product Type (Hot Cereals and Ready to Eat Cereals), by Ingredient Type (Barley, Corn, Rice, and Wheat), by Distribution Channel - Global Forecast to 2025 - Cumulative Impact of COVID-19New York, April 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report "Breakfast Cereal Market Research Report by Product Type, by Ingredient Type, by Distribution Channel - Global Forecast to 2025 - Cumulative Impact of COVID-19" - https://www.reportlinker.com/p05913676/?utm_source=GNW Market Statistics:The report provides market sizing and forecast across five major currencies - USD, EUR GBP, JPY, and AUD. This helps organization leaders make better decisions when currency exchange data is readily available.1. The Global Breakfast Cereal Market is expected to grow from USD 45,121.58 Million in 2020 to USD 53,623.61 Million by the end of 2025.2. The Global Breakfast Cereal Market is expected to grow from EUR 39,563.46 Million in 2020 to EUR 47,018.20 Million by the end of 2025.3. The Global Breakfast Cereal Market is expected to grow from GBP 35,172.00 Million in 2020 to GBP 41,799.28 Million by the end of 2025.4. The Global Breakfast Cereal Market is expected to grow from JPY 4,815,616.92 Million in 2020 to JPY 5,722,998.56 Million by the end of 2025.5. The Global Breakfast Cereal Market is expected to grow from AUD 65,522.54 Million in 2020 to AUD 77,868.62 Million by the end of 2025.Market Segmentation & Coverage:This research report categorizes the Breakfast Cereal to forecast the revenues and analyze the trends in each of the following sub-markets:"The Hot Cereals is projected to witness the highest growth during the forecast period"Based on Product Type, the Breakfast Cereal Market studied across Hot Cereals and Ready to Eat Cereals. The Ready to Eat Cereals commanded the largest size in the Breakfast Cereal Market in 2020. On the other hand, the Hot Cereals is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR during the forecast period."The Barley is projected to witness the highest growth during the forecast period"Based on Ingredient Type, the Breakfast Cereal Market studied across Barley, Corn, Rice, and Wheat. The Wheat commanded the largest size in the Breakfast Cereal Market in 2020. On the other hand, the Barley is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR during the forecast period."The E-commerce is projected to witness the highest growth during the forecast period"Based on Distribution Channel, the Breakfast Cereal Market studied across Convenience Store, E-commerce, Hypermarkets and Supermarkets, Independent Retailers, and Specialist Retailers. The Convenience Store commanded the largest size in the Breakfast Cereal Market in 2020. On the other hand, the E-commerce is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR during the forecast period."The Asia-Pacific is projected to witness the highest growth during the forecast period"Based on Geography, the Breakfast Cereal Market studied across Americas, Asia-Pacific, and Europe, Middle East & Africa. The Americas region surveyed across Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, and United States. The Asia-Pacific region surveyed across Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, South Korea, and Thailand. The Europe, Middle East & Africa region surveyed across France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, United Arab Emirates, and United Kingdom. The Europe, Middle East & Africa commanded the largest size in the Breakfast Cereal Market in 2020. On the other hand, the Asia-Pacific is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR during the forecast period.Company Usability Profiles:The report deeply explores the recent significant developments by the leading vendors and innovation profiles in the Global Breakfast Cereal Market including Abbott Laboratories, Alara Wholefoods Ltd., Attune Foods, LLC, Bagrrys India Limited, Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods, Inc, Carman’s Fine Foods Pty Ltd., GB FOODS, S.A., General Mills, Inc., Kellogg Company, Marico Limited, Merchant Gourmet, MTR Foods Pvt Ltd., Nestlé S.A., Pablo’s Quinoa Revolucion, Pepsico, Inc., POST CONSUMER BRANDS, LLC., Quinola, and Weetabix Limited. Cumulative Impact of COVID-19:COVID-19 is an incomparable global public health emergency that has affected almost every industry, so for and, the long-term effects projected to impact the industry growth during the forecast period. Our ongoing research amplifies our research framework to ensure the inclusion of underlaying COVID-19 issues and potential paths forward. The report is delivering insights on COVID-19 considering the changes in consumer behavior and demand, purchasing patterns, re-routing of the supply chain, dynamics of current market forces, and the significant interventions of governments. The updated study provides insights, analysis, estimations, and forecast, considering the COVID-19 impact on the market.FPNV Positioning Matrix:The FPNV Positioning Matrix evaluates and categorizes the vendors in the Breakfast Cereal Market on the basis of Business Strategy (Business Growth, Industry Coverage, Financial Viability, and Channel Support) and Product Satisfaction (Value for Money, Ease of Use, Product Features, and Customer Support) that aids businesses in better decision making and understanding the competitive landscape.Competitive Strategic Window:The Competitive Strategic Window analyses the competitive landscape in terms of markets, applications, and geographies. The Competitive Strategic Window helps the vendor define an alignment or fit between their capabilities and opportunities for future growth prospects. During a forecast period, it defines the optimal or favorable fit for the vendors to adopt successive merger and acquisition strategies, geography expansion, research & development, and new product introduction strategies to execute further business expansion and growth.The report provides insights on the following pointers:1. Market Penetration: Provides comprehensive information on the market offered by the key players2. Market Development: Provides in-depth information about lucrative emerging markets and analyzes the markets3. Market Diversification: Provides detailed information about new product launches, untapped geographies, recent developments, and investments4. Competitive Assessment & Intelligence: Provides an exhaustive assessment of market shares, strategies, products, and manufacturing capabilities of the leading players5. Product Development & Innovation: Provides intelligent insights on future technologies, R&D activities, and new product developmentsThe report answers questions such as:1. What is the market size and forecast of the Global Breakfast Cereal Market?2. What are the inhibiting factors and impact of COVID-19 shaping the Global Breakfast Cereal Market during the forecast period?3. Which are the products/segments/applications/areas to invest in over the forecast period in the Global Breakfast Cereal Market?4. What is the competitive strategic window for opportunities in the Global Breakfast Cereal Market?5. What are the technology trends and regulatory frameworks in the Global Breakfast Cereal Market?6. What are the modes and strategic moves considered suitable for entering the Global Breakfast Cereal Market?Read the full report: https://www.reportlinker.com/p05913676/?utm_source=GNWAbout ReportlinkerReportLinker is an award-winning market research solution. 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The “Godfather of Good” is sharing his knowledge on raising money for the environment. King Township’s David Love, considered a “fundraising legend,” released his new book, Green Green, Reflections on 51 Years of Raising Money for Nature. Its release on Earth Day is not only fitting, but stands a reminder that we all need to do our part in protecting our planet. Love admits raising money for nature is really is “calling,” and Green Green contains many tools to help everyone become better fundraisers. Love said the “wholesale destruction of the natural world must stop.” Our society has perhaps five more generations to “repair our relationship with nature, given the damage caused by climate change, species extinction, natural habitat destruction, and more plastic in the ocean than fish. “As a warning, Nature is striking back with floods, increased storms and virulent strains of influenza. If we don’t heed the warning, homo sapiens may be the seventh extinction,” he said. Rescuing our imperiled natural world is possible. Everywhere you look, there are examples of success. “We can do this. But it will take great organizations and huge financial investments. “I have been engaged in the work to rescue Nature since 1969. Then, there were no organizations involved in environmental protection. There were conservation groups, but they tended not to advocate for Nature.” Love pointed out that today, there are 21 national environmental organizations currently working on this issue. In addition, there are hard-working and effective provincial organizations such as Ontario Nature and local ones, York-Simcoe Nature Club. To be successful, ENGOs (environmental non-government organizations) will have to dramatically increase their revenues. They will need to hire and inspire brilliant fundraisers. “Since I have been doing this, occasionally brilliantly for 51 years and mostly for Nature, I decided to pass on what I have learned about fundraising.” Love said there are two key take-aways from his book. The first is that fundraisers do not raise money. “We create value and money follows value. A more poetic way to put this is to say that fundraisers make dreams come true.” The second is that this statement is magnified when we talk about legacy fundraising. Almost one-half of the book is about getting people to leave a gift to a charity in their will. With the death rate about to double as the boomers pass on, there is an unprecedented opportunity to raise millions for the protection of nature, he said. Green Green is aimed at fundraisers, new and old. The GTA has the largest chapter of professional fundraisers in the world. This book is for all of them and especially for those who will spend their magical career (remember they are not fundraisers), creating value for the precious people who would like to help rescue nature. Love is passing along some great lessons he’s learned over the decades. First, fundraising is an art and a science. On the art side, it requires an ability to help donors identify and then work to support their fundamental values – their dreams for a better world. It involves superb design skills and the ability to write with inspiration, authenticity, relevance and passion. On the science side, after years of work by some of the best fundraisers in the world, we know what works and what doesn’t. “Every month, we can learn how to be better fundraisers. This is especially true in the area of legacy fundraising where, for many years, we did it wrong. “Now, thanks to new research, we know what we need to do to get it right. Frankly, we are still learning about this.” The second major lesson is that donors are precious and magnificent. “I have been able to do my fundraising work for 51 years because Canadians young and old reach into their pockets to make their dreams come true. And these are not just wealthy folks. They are people of all income brackets who want to make their world better. Their loyalty inspires me every day. “Even over the past crazy pandemic year, donors have responded generously to the causes that matter most to them. And a high priority is for the restoration of our spectacular natural world.” Love hopes readers enjoy reading about his journey. “I hope they get an appreciation for the art and science of fundraising. I hope they will consider making a donation to an organization engaged in environmental protection.” The book is now available for pre-order at https://hilborn-civilsectorpress.com/products/green-green On that site, folks can buy a copy and enter SN20 at checkout to receive a 20% discount until April 30. Mark Pavilons, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, King Weekly Sentinel
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TORONTO, April 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DBMR Published Latest CBD Edibles Market Study by in-depth analysis about current scenario, the Market size, demand, growth pattern, demand, trends, and forecast. Revenue for CBD Edibles Market has grown substantially over the eight years to 2021 as a result of strengthening macroeconomic conditions and healthier demand, however with current economic slowdown and Face-off with COVID-19, Industry Players are seeing Big Impact in operations and identifying ways to keep momentum. CBD Edibles Market estimates rely extensively on both the volume and value and due to slowdown price fluctuation in widening demand and supply gap. The market type, organization size, availability on-premises, end-users’ organization type, and the availability in areas such as North America, South America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Middle East & Africa are kept into focus while creating this global CBD Edibles market report. 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Eganville -- When Ontario Premier Rob Ford came out with an announcement on Friday bringing in stricter measures to try to contain the burgeoning COVID-19 outbreak in the province there was a very mixed reaction among Ontarians, with several local mayors agreeing there were some items they questioned but all expressing support for the premier. Some of the areas of greatest discontent by the public and also expressed by local politicians were the increased powers given to by-law officers and police to stop people and ask what they were dong outside the home when the province is in a Stay-At-Home situation. Others were upset about restrictions on outside movement including playgrounds, golf courses and activities with others outdoor. Despite the widespread concerns, Renfrew County mayors who were randomly polled were hesitant to criticize the premier, noting most would not want to be in his shoes in this exceedingly difficult time. Confusing for Residents Bonnechere Valley Mayor Jennifer Murphy was reticent to complain about how the provincial government has handled lockdown and stay-at-home orders but did say the timing made it slightly problematic. “I think the way it came down was confusing,” she said. “At four o’clock on Friday afternoon trying to close down playgrounds was extremely bad timing for our small municipalities to get our staff out to close the playgrounds.” It was also confusing for parents taking their children to the park and finding tape closing the playgrounds and because of this, and other reasons, a lot of ratepayers have been calling her with questions on the weekend, she said. This is the second time an announcement came right before the weekend. The previous time was Holy Thursday and there was a lot of confusion then too. “If I am confused, and my council is confused, how am I ever supposed to ask the general public to understand the message?” she asked. “I need to be there for our people as well and people are reaching out. “All in all, he is probably doing the best he can,” she said of Premier Ford. “He is probably exhausted. I hate to come down on him at this time.” She noted she was unsure if other mayors would feel that way and said it would be interesting to see what would happen at a province-wide session with all 444 mayors and the premier on Tuesday morning. Dealing with the COVID pandemic is crucial, she stressed. “We are in a scary situation,” she said. “What he did is appropriate in some sectors, but I don’t agree with closing golf courses and tennis courts. “As the weather gets nicer, people want to do more things outside,” she added. It would make much more sense to have the Amazon warehouses and Canada Post warehouses on modified duties to limit transmission, she said. “I’m glad they closed down non-essential goods in big box stores,” she said. There have been some errors like how policing powers were accelerated, she said, pointing out many police departments also questioned this. Mayor Murphy urged area residents to keep following the provincial and health unit directives. “If we take this seriously, we will get through this,” she said. Like others, she said she is suffering from COVID-fatigue. “I’m missing human contact and the connection with residents,” she said. “And our events, like Canada Day or the opening of McRae Park. The events are the bright spot of government.” No Criticism From Stack Arnprior Mayor Walter Stack has a reputation as a straight shooter, but he did not really have any words of criticism for Premier Ford or the Ontario government’s handling of the pandemic. “I would not want to be in their shoes,” he noted when reached by phone while doing some outside chores on Monday. “We are living through something for the first time and it is hard.” Mayor Stack said while there might be some more “practical” solutions from a business perspective, he just wants people to follow provincial and health directives and for the pandemic to be over with. “It has been two years since we have seen our grandkids now,” he noted. With his grandchildren living in Saskatchewan, there had been some hope they would be able to see each other this summer, but with provincial borders shutting down and uncertainties about the summer, he said he feared it might be a bit longer. With Arnprior just at the eastern edge of Ottawa, there is a lot more mobility there going to the Nation’s Capital and this is an area that has had more COVID-19 cases than the county has seen. “People go there for health care and work and entertainment,” he said. “When the city gets closed down, there is a risk they come to us.” Mayor Stack said he is urging people to follow the guidelines established during the pandemic. “It is frustrating anyone of adult age can’t buckle down until this is under control,” he said. “I talk to some people who don’t believe this is real.” Mayor Stack said he has not heard a lot of negative opinions in Arnprior about the provincial response or the most recent lockdown and stay-at-home order. “I have tremendous respect for Premier Ford and the government,” he added. “You will not get complaints from me.” Peckett Urges Vaccination Neighbouring Mayor Tom Peckett of McNab/Braeside also deals with the proximity to Ottawa, but he was especially frustrated to see some of his municipal residents having to go to the city for their vaccines. He wondered if more could be done to make sure the County of Renfrew received enough doses for its citizens. “I don’t understand why people in the county are having to wait until the end of May to get vaccines,” he said. “That is not acceptable.” However, Mayor Peckett was not criticizing Premier Ford for this, but did not mince words on criticizing another leader. “If I was Prime Minister Trudeau, I would have locked down the airports a long time ago,” he said. “I think Premier Ford is doing the best he can. He is damned if he does and damned if he doesn’t.” Mayor Peckett added while he knows more must be done in hard hit areas to keep the virus contained, he was somewhat disappointed to see the province-wide approach brought in. “I was slightly disappointed an area that are behaving themselves and following guidelines like we have done in Renfrew County, that we are caught up in the lockdown, but I understand it,” he said. “I did not agree with the police being able to stop people randomly, but I see they have taken that away.” Unfortunately, people have not been following the directives, he said. “Human nature is a lot of people are doing what they want,” he said. “They are endangering the lives of others, some in their own family.” Vaccination is important, he added. Mayor Peckett said he was pleased to receive his dose of the Pfizer vaccine on April 15 in the county, since he falls in the appropriate age bracket. He said he had no reaction at all. For those hesitating to get the vaccine, he said they should not. “Don’t be foolish,” Mayor Peckett said. “Get your vaccine.” The Golf Course Can Wait Petawawa Mayor Bob Sweet is known to be an avid golfer, perhaps in part due to his Scottish heritage, and pre-pandemic was known to travel stateside for some spring golf, but with the warm days of spring he had no criticism for Premier Ford shutting down the golf courses. “There will be lots of time to golf when this is all done,” he said. While some people are upset about the golf courses being shut down, Mayor Sweet was not complaining. “That is too bad,” he said. “I am as anxious as anyone to get out there, but I want to do it safely.” He pointed out golf is a very social sport and part of it is the after-golf beer, so if there needs to be a control on that, so be it. In fact, Mayor Sweet was very reluctant to criticize Premier Ford for his decisions. “I don’t know if I can criticize the premier,” he said. “I do think he is doing what is essential. The challenge is to get people to understand we are in the middle of a pandemic.” Some people just are not taking the provincial, municipal or health unit directives seriously, he noted. “Are there inequities?” he asked. “I suppose there are. We all have to do our best. “Premier Ford has been a straight shooter in this situation.” Like others, Mayor Sweet did question some of the police powers to stop people. “We do have to stay home,” he said. “The big challenge is one size does not fit all.” While some areas have done a better job than others in abiding by regulations, this can be frustrating, he said. “We are all tired of this situation,” he said. “If we toe the line for four, or five or six weeks, we can have the freedom to do more things.” Mayor Sweet pointed out he desperately needs a haircut. “Talk to my hair,” he said. “My hair signifies that.” Because of his age, Mayor Sweet was able to get a first dose of the vaccine a few weeks ago and he could not be more pleased. “I’m anxious to get my second dose,” he said. “I trust in the science and those who are more educated in these things than I am.” With a bit of discomfort in the injection site, he said it was no different than a flu vaccine. Listen To Science Advisors Admaston/Bromley Mayor Michael Donohue, who is busy in calving season, took a few minutes to share his opinions while checking on his herd. “The premier had to respond to the surging numbers,” he said. “Within the military they say, you can’t fight the last battle and this is different from what we experienced a year ago.” Mayor Donohue said he is concerned it was premature to come out of lockdown in February when the variants of concern were already present in the province. While the County of Renfrew saw very few cases last year at this time and it took a long time to reach 40 cases, now it seems like they are 40 new cases each week, he noted. “COVID has bared its fangs and showed it is capable of mutating,” he said. “Our experience locally is quite concerning to see seven hospitalized and three in intensive care.” As well, there has been a false sense of security with the arrival of vaccines, even though many people have not received a first or second dose of a vaccine, he said. “Wishful thinking that the vaccines had arrived has put complacency to the test,” he noted. Mayor Donohue pointed out while he does not have access to either the provincial or federal scientific advisory table, the premier, as well as the prime minister do. The rise in cases was foreseeable according to those advisors and provincial leaders need to listen to them, he added. “We need to remove the fuel from the wildfire,” he said. The province is now considering paid sick leave and this is a good move, he said. This way employees don’t have to worry about putting food on the table or paying rent if they suspect they are ill. He said it was also good to see the province reverse the closure of playgrounds and he hopes they will do the same with golf courses. As spring calving season continues on the Donohue farm, he said people need to follow the provincial directives during this crucial time with the contagious variants. “This will continue to suck up the oxygen in the room until we have herd immunity,” he said. “Hopefully, that is Canada Day. I don’t know if it is that day or if we can plan activities, but I’m hoping we make great strides by early summer and we can return to normal.” Debbi Christinck, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Eganville Leader
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