The crew of ITV's This Morning paid tribute to Holly Willoughby with a highlight package that showcased some of the presenter's most iconic moments on the daytime TV staple
The crew of ITV's This Morning paid tribute to Holly Willoughby with a highlight package that showcased some of the presenter's most iconic moments on the daytime TV staple
Johnson & Johnson is waiting on regulatory approval of a new, larger plant operated by contract manufacturer Catalent Inc to begin large-scale U.S. deliveries of its just-authorized COVID-19 vaccine following initial shipments this week, a top J&J executive said on Monday. J&J will ship nearly 4 million doses of the one-shot vaccine around the United States this week and expects to deliver another 16 million doses later this month. "The first doses come from a smaller plant, which we could start up earlier," J&J Chief Scientific Officer Paul Stoffels said in an interview.
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The District of North Vancouver is set to start looking into how best to include an Indigenous land acknowledgement in future council proceedings. At the moment, the district is the only municipality on the North Shore that doesn’t include a land acknowledgement at the opening of their general meetings. Coun. Jim Hanson put forward the motion at Monday’s (Feb. 22) general meeting to set the wheels in motion to make a change to council proceedings as a positive step toward reconciliation. Hanson said the motion arose out of his service as a district representative on Metro Vancouver's Indigenous Relations Committee, which he has been on since 2015. In his opening speech, he quoted former Senator Murray Sinclair, who was the chairman of the Indian Residential Schools Truth and Reconciliation Commission from 2009 to 2015. “Respect. That is a word that Murray Sinclair says lies at the very heart of reconciliation and I believe that is the word that we must consider when we think of a path forward,” Hanson said. “I believe that land acknowledgements by local governments are a way of simply showing that respect. I have drafted this motion so as to ensure that the involved First Nations, our friends, and our neighbours of the Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh nations, will be consulted in the process. “If our goal is to show respect. We must ensure that whatever land acknowledgements we adopt are perceived to be respectful by them.” Council voted unanimously in favour of the recommendation that staff report back to council on options for introducing the protocol of conducting Indigenous land acknowledgements during council proceedings; and that staff consult with the appropriate First Nations whose territories would be included. The move is in line with council’s Dec. 7, 2020, decision to pass motions to join the Coalition of Inclusive Municipalities and to support implementation of the municipal-specific Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Calls to Action. “Recognizing traditional territory is often seen as a first step in demonstrating a willingness to learn the truth about our shared past, and, is, therefore, an appropriate next step for the DNV to take toward advancing the municipal-specific Calls to Action,” the report to council stated. Councillors were mostly on the same page when it came to moving forward with discussions on the matter, but did question whether a land acknowledgement was the most appropriate first step toward reconciliation. Coun. Lisa Muri echoed Hanson’s sentiment, saying it was “entirely appropriate to begin our meetings in this way and it’s absolutely a respectful way to acknowledge the original owners and settlers of this land.” While Coun. Jordan Back agreed a land acknowledgement is an important step, he also pointed out that they only represent a small part of the broader reconciliation effort. “My hope is that in crafting these statements we would be working hand in hand with the Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh nations to really make this all about them because it needs to obviously be something that they are very, very much a part of and ensure that the language is as meaningful and relevant to them as it can possibly be," he said. “This really is an ideal opportunity to start those broader discussions around what reconciliation really means in our community and what other specific actions we can be taking.” “This is one piece of lifelong work,” added Coun. Megan Curren, also stating it was a chance for council to learn a lot more about the issue. Meanwhile, Coun. Mathew Bond said the motion was a “start in the process” but also raised questions regarding the appropriateness of when to include the land acknowledgement at council meetings and whether it was the best first move to make. In a similar vein to Bond, Mayor Mike Little agreed the district needed to establish a land acknowledgement with its First Nations neighbours but was unsure if having a short comment at the beginning of council meetings was “necessarily substantive or constructive.” “They don't have enough information in them,” he said. “They don't actually tell the story of the history of the land and people's connection to the land. “And, so, I think what we should be doing is preparing a longer statement and putting it on our website and putting it in the agenda package. We can use it at special events as a recognition, but it should be more substantive than the short ones.” Khelsilem, Dustin Rivers, a spokesperson for Squamish Nation, said the district was taking a “wise approach” on the matter. “To first establish the goal, that includes consulting the local nations, I think, is really important,” he said. He said the history of territorial acknowledgements went back to a time period when there was no recognition of Aboriginal rights in Canada’s constitution. “It goes back to a time when there was a very blatant, very ubiquitous denial of indigenous rights and title,” he said. “So, when we go back to that time period and look at where that tradition originated from, it was about defining, at the time, conventional wisdom and speaking truth in a world where that truth was not wanted or respected. “We have come a long way because we started with the truth. And the truth has then led organized institutions like municipalities to do reconciliation work amongst themselves and that leads into other work that comes up in the future to advance positive indigenous relations.” Khelsilem said the district had taken a positive step forward by supporting the motion. “Different organizations and institutions are at different levels of readiness and growth in this regard,” he said. “But, it is a welcome step and the Squamish Nation looks forward to the conversation with the District of North Van around these issues and to further conversations around how we can continue to have a positive working relationship with our neighbouring government.” Elisia Seeber, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, North Shore News
China and the United States should remove all barriers to travel between the two countries if the United States achieves herd immunity for COVID-19 with 90% of its population vaccinated, potentially by August, a Chinese epidemiologist has said. The United States is the worst-hit nation in the world by case count, with nearly 30 million infections so far, though new cases have been declining. China has COVID-19 largely under control, with relatively small clusters of new local infections in recent months.
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Abdallah Al-Mouallimi said the newly declassified Central Intelligence Agency report “is based on could’ve, should’ve and would’ve and does not rise to anywhere close to proving the accusation beyond reasonable doubt.” The document released last Friday echoed what has long been known about the killing: a 15-member Saudi team, including seven members of the prince’s elite personal protective team, arrived in Istanbul, Turkey and were at the Saudi consulate where Khashoggi, a U.S.-based journalist, had gone to the Saudi consulate to pick up documents needed for his wedding.
PHOENIX, March 01, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- WillScot Mobile Mini Holdings Corp. (“WillScot Mobile Mini” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: WSC), a North American leader in modular space and portable storage solutions, today announced the pricing of an upsized underwritten, secondary offering (the “Offering”) of 12,750,000 shares (the “Shares”) of its common stock, par value $0.0001 per share (the “Common Stock”). The Shares have been offered by the Company’s principal shareholder, Sapphire Holding S.à r.l., an entity controlled by TDR Capital (the “Selling Stockholder”), at a price to the public of $27.20 per share. The Company had previously announced the offering of 10,750,000 shares of Common Stock by the Selling Stockholder. The Selling Stockholder granted the underwriter a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 1,912,500 shares. The Company has not offered any shares in the Offering and will not receive any of the proceeds from the Offering. The closing of the Offering is expected to occur on March 4, 2021. Morgan Stanley has acted as sole underwriter for the Offering. The Offering is being made pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement, as amended, including a base prospectus, that has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) and became automatically effective on March 1, 2021 and is available on the SEC’s website. A preliminary prospectus supplement and the accompanying base prospectus related to the Offering were filed with the SEC on March 1, 2021 and are available on the SEC’s website. Copies of these documents may be obtained from: Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, 180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10014, Attention: Prospectus Department. In addition, the Company has entered into a share repurchase agreement with the Selling Stockholder pursuant to which it will repurchase 2,750,000 shares of Common Stock directly from the Selling Stockholder (the “Share Repurchase”). The price per share to be paid by the Company will be equal to the price per Share paid by the underwriters for the Shares in the Offering. The Company expects to fund the Share Repurchase from borrowings under its ABL Credit Facility. The Share Repurchase is expected to be consummated concurrently with the closing of the Offering. Although the Share Repurchase is conditioned upon the closing of the Offering, the closing of the Offering is not conditioned upon the closing of the Share Repurchase. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities of the Company, nor shall there be any sale of securities of the Company in any jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. The words "estimates," "expects," "anticipates," "believes," "forecasts," "plans," "intends," "may," "will," "should," "shall," "outlook" and variations of these words and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements, which are generally not historical in nature. Certain of these forward-looking statements include statements relating to the timing and conduct of the Offering, the size and terms of the Offering and the closing of the Offering. Forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other important factors, many of which are outside our control, which could cause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements. These risks include, without limitation, risks and uncertainties related to market conditions, that the size of the Offering could change or the Offering could be terminated, and the satisfaction of customary closing conditions related to the Offering. Any forward-looking statement speaks only at the date which it is made, and WillScot Mobile Mini disclaims any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law. About WillScot Mobile Mini Holdings Corp. WillScot Mobile Mini Holdings trades on the Nasdaq stock exchange under the ticker symbol “WSC”. Based in Phoenix, Arizona, WillScot Mobile Mini Holdings is a North American leader in turnkey modular space and portable storage solutions. It was formed in 2020 upon the merger of leaders in the modular space and portable storage markets. Together the WillScot and Mobile Mini brands operate approximately 275 locations across the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the United Kingdom with a combined fleet of over 350,000 portable offices and storage containers. The company leases turnkey office space and storage solutions for temporary applications across a diverse customer base in the commercial and industrial, construction, retail, education, health care, government, transportation, security and energy sectors. WillScot Mobile Mini creates value by enabling customers to add space efficiently and cost-effectively – when the solution is perfect, productivity is all the customer sees. Contact Information Investor Inquiries: Nick Girardinick.email@example.com Media Inquiries: Scott Junkscott.firstname.lastname@example.org
(Kirk Fraser/CBC - image credit) One of the men who had been charged in the killing of Justin Robert Delorme in Regina last month has had those charges stayed. Regina police say 32-year-old Jordon Ivan Cyr no longer faces charges of second-degree murder and attempted murder using a firearm and has been released from custody. Police say the Crown made the decision after further police investigation. However, the Crown can choose to reinstate the charges in the future. Meanwhile, another man, 35-year-old Delaney Randell Albert of Regina, has been arrested and faces the same charges Cyr was charged with. Both developments happened on Friday. Two other men, Charles Wayne Taypotat and Richard Crane, are charged in 32-year-old Delorme's killing. Around 6:30 a.m on Feb. 21, police found Delorme injured in a house on the 1000 block of Garnet Street in Regina. He was taken to hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Police also found a second man, who had been shot, at the same house.
(Mike Symington/CBC - image credit) A University of Calgary researcher has looked beyond the success of e-scooters in the city's downtown to delve more into the potential demand outside of the core. Research associate Dr. Merkebe Demissie, of the U of C's Schulich School of Engineering, says one thing was clear when he first started looking at the city's data: downtown has the lion's share of scooter usage. But digging into that success, he was able to create a metric for potential demand in other city communities. "We decided to study instead of the existing demand, we said perhaps we should explore more on the potential demand," Demissie said. "Maybe people in the other quadrants of the city would like to use a scooter, but they may not have a supporting bike or a scooter infrastructure." There are a handful of factors that make downtown a magnet for e-scooter trips, Demissie explained. Because of the population density, transportation choice and connectivity that's been built in the core, people looking to get to work, or to spend some time by the Bow River Pathway, can easily grab an e-scooter and go. The city has also put a lot of investment into making the core connected for walkers and wheelers — with projects like the downtown protected cycle track and the LRT infrastructure built up over time. Right now, Demissie believes scooter users in Calgary are early adopters. As the technology settles into the city, it may well become part of more people's daily lives. An e-scooter rider cruises down the sidewalk on a busy weekend day in Edmonton. Demissie said he found 95 per cent of the city's e-scooter trips happen downtown. But other parts of Calgary have the potential for more scooter use, based on the criteria that make downtown a hotspot. Taking the scooter data and layering it with other sources like census data, Demissie was able to see that some inner-city communities like Sunalta, the Beltline and Lower Mount Royal have under-realized demand. That's partly because they are not as connected. Even more suburban areas like Kingsland, Sunridge and Varsity could be untapped areas that, with smart infrastructure investments, could flourish, he said. "We noticed if we built supporting cycling infrastructure in those areas, those areas could actually realize their potential, and there would be people using scooters," Demissie said. "This kind of information will be useful, for example, for city officials to compare to different areas of the city and to decide which areas they should prioritize in the future to build supporting bike infrastructure." If you build it they will come Sustainable Calgary executive director Celia Lee said this research is exciting on many levels. Increasing the number of scooter users, she said, can help the city cut down on vehicle emissions, but it can also help the city build an equitable transportation system and network in areas that don't have that type of investment. "That means prioritizing investments in high need areas, such as neighbourhoods with lower incomes," Lee said. "It's an issue of social justice, as well as an issue of keeping the economy running." Some of the changes could be as minor as an intersection improvement. Others might take more work. But the basic idea, Demissie found, was if you build it, they will come — and planners should start looking at the areas with untapped potential first. City says research helps inform decisions The city welcomes this type of research. "It's a massive data set," said City of Calgary transportation strategist Andrew Sedor. "It's millions and millions of data points. And so it's great to have university researchers actually look into that data and see what trends are occurring." Different researchers see different trends based on their interests, Sedor added. The city is working with University of Calgary students on several scooter-related research projects. One project, Sedor noted, has even prompted the private-sector scooter companies to pitch in investments for capital projects. "It's valuable for us and it's also valuable for the students, [enduring] for the future economy," Sedor said.
Low-intensity fitness activities can resume in Alberta and libraries can reopen as the province dips its toe into the second phase of its reopening plan. On Monday, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, along with Minister of Health Tyler Shandro and Alberta Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw, announced the province would be easing some restrictions, while delaying other parts of the second phase to a later date. "Today, I am here to announce that Alberta is ready to safely and cautiously enter Step 2 of our path forward. I want to thank every Albertan who has responsibly observed (the public health) measures through Step 1 over the past several weeks to protect lives and our health-care system in the process," Kenney said. The premier said it hasn't been easy, but due to the sacrifices Albertans have made, the province is able to move forward to the next step of reopening. Effective immediately, libraries will be able to open at 15 per cent of their fire-code capacity, excluding staff, and low-intensity individual and group workouts for adults will be able to start up again. But while the province is prepared to ease restrictions on some parts of the second step, others have been delayed out of precaution. The reopening of banquet and community halls, conference centres has been delayed along with the easing of measures on retail and hotels. Kenney said while some data shows the province is doing well in slowing the spread of COVID-19, there are other measurements that are concerning. The number of new cases in the province has plateaued, rather than continuing on a downward trend, and the testing positivity rate has risen. There is also a small increase in the daily number of variant cases, which Kenney said is "worrisome." "I know that many Albertans want us to relax many more health measures today. But we cannot and we must not allow exponential growth to start to take hold, driven by these new more contagious variants, as we've seen in many countries around the world, because to do so would end up in weeks jeopardizing our healthcare system," Kenney said. The premier urged Albertans to continue to practice vigilance around indoor social gatherings, as a large per cent of all spread happens in those settings The premier said hospitalizations have dropped drastically, from around 950 down to 257 on Monday, and cases in long-term care and designated supportive living facilities has also dropped significantly. "Thankfully, active cases in our long-term care facilities have now declined by more than 95 per cent from December's peak, and the active cases in designated-supportive living facilities for seniors have dropped by over 92 per cent," Kenney said. Hospitalizations are now below the threshold required to reopen everything under Step 2, but the province will take a cautious approach, Kenney said. On Monday, there were another 291 cases of COVID-19 identified in the province after 5,900 tests were run for a positivity rate of 4.9 per cent. There are currently active alerts or outbreaks in 236 schools or 10 per cent of schools in the province. Since Jan. 11, 890 cases of COVID-19 have been identified in schools. Another 37 cases of the variant have been identified in the province, bringing the total up to 457. The R-value – the number of infections caused from a person who has COVID-19 – is sitting at 1.01, with Edmonton at 1.16, Calgary at 1.01 and the rest of the province at 0.94. There are currently 257 people in the hospital with COVID-19 and 48 in the ICU. The province reported two more deaths on Monday. There have been 235,000 doses of vaccine given out in Alberta with 88,000 people fully immunized. It has been less than a week since the province opened vaccines up to those living in the community who are over the age of 75 and have seen more than 123,000 people sign up. In the first five days, a first dose has been given out to 35,000 in the group, with another 8,000 given out on Monday. Hinshaw thanked Albertans for their patience with the online booking system and long lines. "I want to thank the family and friends who helped to navigate the online booking system," Hinshaw said. Kenney said Albertans will have to stay vigilant with their COVID-19 public health measures until vaccines can be more widely distributed. "The game changer is the vaccine." Jennifer Henderson, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, St. Albert Gazette