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NEW YORK, May 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Halper Sadeh LLP, a global investor rights law firm, announces it is investigating the following companies: Extraction Oil & Gas, Inc. (NASDAQ: XOG) concerning potential violations of the federal securities laws and/or breaches of fiduciary duties relating to its sale to Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc. Under the terms of the merger agreement, Extraction shareholders will receive a fixed exchange ratio of 1.1711 shares of Bonanza Creek common shares for each share of Extraction common stock owned on the closing date. Upon completion of the transaction, Extraction Oil will own approximately 50% of the combined company, to be named Civitas Resources, Inc. If you are an Extraction Oil shareholder, click here to learn more about your rights and options. Soliton, Inc. (NASDAQ: SOLY) concerning potential violations of the federal securities laws and/or breaches of fiduciary duties relating to its sale to Allergan Aesthetics for $22.60 per share in cash. If you are a Soliton shareholder, click here to learn more about your rights and options. General Finance Corporation (NASDAQ: GFN) concerning potential violations of the federal securities laws and/or breaches of fiduciary duties relating to its sale to United Rentals, Inc. for $19.00 per share in cash. If you are a General Finance shareholder, click here to learn more about your rights and options. Mackinac Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: MFNC) concerning potential violations of the federal securities laws and/or breaches of fiduciary duties relating to its sale to Nicolet Bankshares, Inc. Under the terms of the merger agreement, Mackinac shareholders will receive 0.22 shares of Nicolet’s common stock and $4.64 for each share of Mackinac they own. If you are a Mackinac shareholder, click here to learn more about your rights and options. Halper Sadeh LLP may seek increased consideration, additional disclosures and information concerning the proposed transaction, or other relief and benefits on behalf of shareholders. Shareholders are encouraged to contact the firm free of charge to discuss their legal rights and options. Please call Daniel Sadeh or Zachary Halper at (212) 763-0060 or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Halper Sadeh LLP represents investors all over the world who have fallen victim to securities fraud and corporate misconduct. Our attorneys have been instrumental in implementing corporate reforms and recovering millions of dollars on behalf of defrauded investors. Attorney Advertising. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. Contact Information:Halper Sadeh LLPDaniel Sadeh, Esq.Zachary Halper, Esq.(212) email@example.com@halpersadeh.com https://www.halpersadeh.com
Former Trump attorney and self-proclaimed “Kraken releaser” Sidney Powell has told prospective donors that her group, Defending the Republic, is a legal defense fund to protect the integrity of U.S. elections. But the company suing Powell over her baseless claims of a rigged presidential election says the true beneficiary of her social welfare organization is Powell herself. Dominion Voting Systems claims Powell has raided Defending the Republic’s coffers to pay for personal legal expenses, citing her own remarks from a radio interview. The Denver-based voting technology vendor sued Powell and others who spread false claims that the company helped steal the 2020 election from Donald Trump. “Now, Powell seeks to abuse the corporate forms she created for her law firm and fundraising website to hide funds that she raised through her defamatory campaign, shielding those funds from the very company that was harmed by the defamatory campaign,” Dominion lawyers wrote in a May 5 court filing. The dispute shines a light on how Trump allies continue to support, spread and allegedly profit from lies about fraud in the 2020 election. Although the election is settled, and all major court challenges have been dismissed, Powell’s legal defense fund continues to raise money, with help from conspiracy-minded supporters like QAnon adherents. Her group will receive a cut of proceeds from ticket sales for a Memorial Day weekend conference in Dallas called the “For God & Country Patriot Roundup,” the event’s website says. Some leading purveyors of far-right conspiracy theories are headliners, including Powell, pro-Trump attorney Lin Wood and former national security adviser Michael T. Flynn. Event organizer John Sabal, known as “QAnon John” to followers of the QAnon conspiracy theory, declined to explain the decision to financially support Powell’s nonprofit, also known as DTR, but said the money isn’t for her personal benefit. Powell didn’t respond to interview requests. One of her attorneys, Howard Kleinhendler, said a malpractice carrier covers Powel's personal legal bills and her nonprofit has a proper corporate structure. “She does not have unfettered control over its funds or how the funds are spent,” Kleinhendler wrote in an email. Trump and his allies filed more than 50 lawsuits in multiple states over the election and lost at every turn. Powell and Rudy Giuliani were among the lawyers behind the cases claiming a conspiracy by Democrats, despite Republican state leaders, and Trump’s own attorney general and other administration officials, publicly stating there was no major election fraud. Powell appeared with Giuliani at a press conference and made multiple TV appearances. But after Powell threatened to “blow up” Georgia with a “biblical” court filing, the Trump legal team distanced itself from her, saying she was not working on their behalf. She later made the comment on how she would release “the Kraken,” an apparent reference to the film “Clash of the Titans” in which Zeus gives the order to release the mythical sea monster. Tickets for the Dallas conference cost $500 for general admission and $1,000 for VIP passes. The event’s website doesn’t name other beneficiaries or specify how much money goes to Powell’s nonprofit. Logan Strain, who co-hosts a podcast about QAnon and other conspiracy theories, said Powell has appeared on QAnon promoters’ YouTube channels and is viewed as a “hero of the republic” among QAnon followers. QAnon adherents believe Trump has been secretly fighting a cabal of “deep state” enemies, prominent Democrats and Hollywood elites. It wouldn’t surprise Strain if Powell is trying to harness the movement as a fundraising source. “There is a great deal of money to be made in promoting and catering to QAnon,” he said. Records link other leading conspiracy theorists from Trump’s orbit to Powell’s nonprofit. Defending the Republic’s chairman and CEO is former Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne, whose comments about the “deep state” led to his resignation from the company in 2019. Corporate filings in Florida and Texas have listed MyPillow founder and CEO Mike Lindell, Powell, Wood, Flynn and Flynn’s brother, Joseph, as the nonprofit's directors. To support its claim that Powell is using nonprofit money for her personal legal defense, Dominion cited her remarks during a Dec. 29 appearance on “The Rush Limbaugh Show.” Powell told the radio show’s guest host that listeners could go to her website to donate to the nonprofit “that is working to help defend all these cases and to defend me now that I’m under a massive attack from the attorney general of Michigan and the city of Detroit and everything else.” Michigan’s governor, attorney general and secretary of state — all Democrats — have urged state bar officials in Texas and Michigan to permanently disbar Powell for ethical violations over election lawsuits. Meanwhile, Eric Coomer, Dominion’s security director, has filed a separate defamation suit in Colorado against Powell, her law firm, Defending the Republic and others. Another voting technology firm, Smartmatic USA Corp., sued Powell in New York over her bogus election-fixing claims. Dominion sued Powell in federal court on Jan. 8, seeking over $1.3 billion in damages against her, her law firm and her fundraising website. The company claimed Powell treated Defending the Republic “as her personal funds, redirecting them to the law firm she controls and dominates ... and raiding them to pay for her personal legal defense.” Defending the Republic describes itself as a 501(c)4 nonprofit, but it isn’t listed in an IRS database of tax-exempt organizations. It registered in February with Florida’s Division of Corporations as a nonprofit formed for “social welfare purposes.” Michael Kunzelman, The Associated Press
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Exclusive Trainings, Workshops, and Networking Highlight Marketing Strategies in a Post-COVID World for Thousands of AttendeesPortland, OR, May 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Act-On Software, the leading growth marketing automation platform, today announced a full agenda packed with customers and keynotes for Growth ‘21, the premier growth marketing virtual conference that helps take user’s marketing efforts to the next level. To attend these groundbreaking sessions at this free virtual event on May 25-26, register here, and also receive exclusive conference content during and after the event, including recordings of all sessions. Growth ‘21 features insights from successful Act-On customers and partners who will share how they leverage growth marketing automation strategies to elevate their companies, along with keynotes from notable marketing leaders — Ann Handley, Wall Street Journal bestselling author, digital marketing pioneer, and Chief Content Officer of MarketingProfs; Rand Fishkin, CEO and co-founder of SparkToro and author; and Michael Brenner, bestselling author, Forbes Top CMO Influencer, and CEO of Marketing Insider Group. The conference offers both strategies and workshops that provide concrete, valuable solutions to marketers, teams, and businesses to help deliver tailored customer experiences that extend the consumer lifecycle and elevate their brand. Attendees will engage and learn how to implement best practices to ensure they stay relevant in today’s evolving digital marketing landscape. “Act-On Software is thrilled to host Growth ‘21, the premier event showcasing the powerful strategies our customers are using and the incredible results our customers are seeing using growth marketing automation,” said David Greenberg, CMO at Act-On Software. “The recent release of our SMS channel and the sessions at Growth ‘21 show our commitment to helping modern marketers identify and implement best strategies, approaches, and practices, which is even more important in this post-COVID world.” Registrants will have exclusive access to trainings, workshops, a product showcase, and community networking, which include the following notable sessions: “Growth Marketing Automation: How to Win the Modern Buyer” by Greenberg, which will highlight customer acquisition and retention strategies “Panel: How Marketing Will Change in a Post-COVID World” by Bill Pierznik of Act-On Software, Julia Shapiro of Oktopost, Veronica Williams of Simpleview, and Elias Crum of Marketing Guys, which will highlight new and innovative growth marketing strategies post-pandemic “The CX Transformation: Top CX Strategies Returning Real Results” by Olaf Kowalik of Act-On, Kevin Butler of Goose Digital, and Eric Kinaitis of the American Endowment Foundation, which highlights essential CX strategies “Increasing Message Relevance Through Behavioral Intent Segmentation Strategies” by Max Spector of Act-On Software and “Relationships Built to Last: The Power of Product Engagement and How to Drive It” by Jennifer Freedman of Act-On and Bob Bailey of Landstar Transportation Logistics, which will highlight how to create customer engagement “4 Easy Steps to Grow Your SMS Opt-Ins and Incorporate SMS into Your Multi-Channel Marketing” (with insights on: Act-on Software’s first-of-its-kind, native, full automated SMS platform) by Andrew Kugler at Act-On Software, which will highlight how your SMS can reach your customers where and when they want “I am honored to speak at Growth ‘21, a premier conference for modern marketers by the modern marketers at Act-On Software,” said Handley. “These two days will be packed with sessions, presentations, and discussions that will not only inform and educate, but also fuel real action for those who want to take their customer engagement and retention efforts to the highest level!" Growth ‘21 is an excellent opportunity for marketers to hone their skills and learn from the best in the business. For more information and to easily register for the free conference, visit: https://act-on.com/growth-marketing-conference-2021 About Act-On Software: Act-On Software is the world’s growth marketing leader, offering solutions that empower marketers to move beyond the lead and engage targets at every step of the customer lifecycle. Act-On makes customer data actionable so marketers can strategize smart, effective solutions to grow their businesses and generate higher customer lifetime value – all with the fastest time-to-value. For more information, visit Act-On Software. CONTACT: Dana Stein Matter Communications for Act-On 813-404-5677 firstname.lastname@example.org
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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson dropped plans Thursday to expand the state's Medicaid health care program to thousands of low-income adults after the Republican-led Legislature refused to provide funding for the voter-approved measure. The Republican governor said his administration had withdrawn a request to expand coverage that had been submitted to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in compliance with a constitutional amendment passed by voters last August. He noted that the state's $35 billion budget approved by lawmakers last week didn't provide the funding he had requested for an expansion of Medicaid, which is known in Missouri as MO HealthNet. "Without a revenue source or funding authority from the General Assembly, we are unable to proceed with the expansion at this time and must withdraw our State Plan Amendments to ensure Missouri’s existing MO HealthNet program remains solvent,” Parson said Thursday. The decision is likely to trigger a lawsuit from supporters of Medicaid expansion. “This is going to end up in court — the governor knows it’s going to end up in court,” said Richard von Glahn, policy director for Missouri Jobs With Justice, one of the organizations supporting Medicaid expansion. Missouri Hospital Association spokesman Dave Dillon expressed disappointment over Parson’s decision and said the association would coordinate with other Medicaid expansion supporters about the best way to proceed with litigation. Democratic lawmakers denounced Parson's decision. House Minority Leader Crystal Quade said Parson had broken his promise to uphold the constitution. Senate Minority Leader John Rizzo said in a written statement that the governor was “caving to the new Authoritarian Republican Regime that doesn't respect the outcome of elections.” Though the federal government would fund the vast majority of a Medicaid expansion, some Republican lawmakers said the state cannot afford its share of the long-term costs under the terms of a law signed by President Barack Obama in 2010. The Missouri director of the conservative advocacy group Americans for Prosperity, which sued unsuccessfully last year to knock the amendment off the ballot, said Parson's decision would “protect Missouri taxpayers from unsustainable and reckless government spending.” The constitutional amendment passed by voters required Parson's administration to submit a plan to federal officials to expand Medicaid by March 1, which he did. The ballot measure stated that people ages 19-65 earning up to 138% of the federal poverty level — less than $17,774 annually for an individual or $37,570 for a family of four — “shall be eligible” and “shall receive coverage” for Medicaid benefits starting July 1. The amendment did not change existing eligibility standards for children and seniors, and it did not say how to pay for the expansion that is projected to cover about 275,000 people. Parson had opposed Medicaid expansion at the ballot box, but he said he would uphold the will of voters and so included $1.9 billion in federal and state funding for it in the budget he proposed to lawmakers earlier this year. While dropping the expansion plan Thursday, Parson referenced a June 2020 state appeals court ruling that the ballot measure didn't direct or restrict the Legislature's ability to decide how to fund Medicaid. Although the Legislature didn't include specific funding for the expansion, Democrats and some health care advocates contend the additional low-income adults could be covered from the general pool of funds that was allotted for Medicaid. “Cancer patients cannot wait for legal battles to access the life-saving coverage that Medicaid expansion provides,” said Emily Kalmer, the Missouri government relations director for the society's Cancer Action Network. The Legislature's refusal to add money for the Medicaid expansion is not the first time that Missouri lawmakers have sought to undo measures passed by voters. Last year, legislators placed a measure on the ballot to reverse key parts of a redistricting measure approved by voters in 2018. Voters approved the lawmakers' revised version. A decade ago, the Legislature also revised a voter-approved measure imposing regulations on dog-breeding businesses. ___ This story has been corrected to show the ballot measure vote was in August, not November. David A. Lieb, The Associated Press
JERUSALEM (AP) — In the 1980s, Rabbi Meir Kahane's violent anti-Arab ideology was considered so repugnant that Israel banned him from parliament and the U.S. listed his party as a terrorist group. Today, his disciples march through the streets by the hundreds, chanting “Death to Arabs” and assaulting any they come across. This week, they took part in a wave of communal violence in Jerusalem and mixed cities across Israel in which Arabs and Jews viciously attacked people and torched cars. On Thursday evening, there was more ethnic strife. In Tel Aviv, two Jewish men attacked a journalist covering a gathering of ultranationalists. In the central Israeli city of Lod, a Jewish man was shot and seriously wounded by an Arab man. In Jaffa, an Israeli soldier was attacked by a group of Arabs and was hospitalized in serious condition Israelis shocked by the violence have cast the right-wing extremism as a nasty aberration or a reaction to Palestinian violence. But to Arab citizens, who make up 20% of Israel's population, the heirs of Kahane are a natural outgrowth of a discriminatory system — normalized by some mainstream leaders who largely share their views. Admirers of Kahane were elected to parliament in March as allies of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party, and one of the most prominent has become a fixture on Israeli TV. Their resurgence has injected another element of volatility to the conflict. It's also part of a broader shift to the right in Israel, where Kahane's disciples are hardly alone in adopting a hard line toward the Palestinians and trafficking in anti-Arab rhetoric. Right-wing parties that support Jewish settlements and oppose Palestinian independence won a large majority of seats in March, and Netanyahu and other right-wing leaders have often cast Israel's Arab minority as a fifth column — unless they needed their votes. During his lone term in parliament in the mid-1980s, before he was banned, Kahane was shunned by colleagues, including the Likud, and frequently gave speeches to an empty chamber. His racist agenda called for banning intermarriage between Arabs and Jews, stripping Arabs of their Israeli citizenship, and the mass expulsions of Palestinians. At one point, he was suspended for waving a noose at an Arab lawmaker. Kahane was banned from running in 1988, and two years later, he was assassinated by an Egyptian-American in New York. But his hate-filled ideology has remained influential in Israel. In 1994, Kahane follower Baruch Goldstein opened fire in a holy site in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron, killing 29 Muslim worshippers and wounding over 100. That led both Israel and the U.S. to label his Kach movement and an offshoot, Kahane Lives, as terrorist groups. In March, another admirer of the late rabbi, who for years had hung a picture of Goldstein on his living room wall, was elected to Israel's parliament. Itamar Ben-Gvir joined the Knesset as part of Religious Zionism, a bloc of far-right parties that came together at Netanyahu's prodding so none would fall below the electoral threshold. Since then, Ben-Gvir has made frequent media appearances, displaying a cheerful demeanor and a knack for deflecting criticism as he banters with TV and radio hosts. It's working: Ifat, a research firm, says Ben-Gvir is the third most interviewed politician on Israeli TV and radio, behind Netanyahu and Naftali Bennett, another right-wing politician. “He’s a good speaker and he knows how to play the game,” said Shuki Friedman, an expert on Israel’s far right at the Israel Democracy Institute. “On one hand, he is addressing his supporters. ... On the other hand, he knows not to make mainstream Israelis too angry.” He has staged provocative visits to Arab areas and been a near-constant presence on the sidelines of recent clashes, rallying ultranationalist supporters to confront Palestinians and assert “Jewish Power” — the name of his party. Last week, he set up an outdoor parliamentary “office” in an Arab neighborhood of east Jerusalem where Jewish settlers are trying to expel Palestinians from their homes, setting off a melee. He later called for police to use live fire against Palestinian protesters at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, a site sacred to Jews and Muslims. A long-range Hamas rocket, fired at Jerusalem on Monday, disrupted the Jerusalem Day parade, which celebrates Israel’s annexation of east Jerusalem. The mob violence erupted the next day. A Telegram channel displaying the Kahanist emblem — a yellow fist inside a black Star of David — swelled from a few hundred members to more than 5,600. It was used to organize a crowd in the Tel Aviv suburb of Bat Yam on Wednesday that pulled an Arab from his car and beat him severely. The attack horrified Israelis and was widely condemned, including by far-right politicians. As a lawyer with a long history of defending Jewish extremists accused of attacking Arabs, Ben-Gvir has been careful not to run afoul of laws against incitement. He calls Kahane "righteous and holy," but has tried to distance himself by saying he doesn't agree with everything the rabbi said. Ben-Gvir first became a national figure when he famously broke a hood ornament off then-Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin’s car in 1995. “We got to his car, and we'll get to him too,” he said, just weeks before Rabin was assassinated by a Jewish extremist opposed to his peace efforts with the Palestinians. Israel has shifted even more to the right since then, driven by the failure of peace efforts, repeated rounds of violence and demographic shifts. Ben-Gvir’s supporters are largely religious and ultra-Orthodox Jews, who tend to have large families. Netanyahu hoped to tap into that by assembling a far-right bloc with Ben-Gvir and Bezalel Smotrich, another ultranationalist. Ironically, they foiled Netanyahu's plan by blocking his outreach to a small Arab party needed to secure a parliamentary majority. Dan Meridor, a former justice minister and Likud heavyweight who helped lead efforts to ban Kahane from parliament in 1988, believes Netanyahu made a grave error in rehabilitating his followers. “You can just see the dramatic and very harmful change the Likud went through when they legitimized the Kahanists,” he said. “It changed very tragically to me.” Palestinian citizens of Israel, on the other hand, view Ben-Gvir as the latest in a long line of Israeli politicians — including Netanyahu — who have treated them as second-class citizens, if not enemies of the state. It's one of many grievances they point to in explaining the recent protests and clashes with police. Diana Buttu, a lawyer and analyst who is a Palestinian citizen of Israel, says it's easy for Israelis to dismiss the Kahanists as a fringe group. "But if you step back and look at this country through the eyes of a Palestinian, you see that at every single political level, in every single political party, there’s been some form of anti-Palestinian racism.” —- Associated Press writer Ilan Ben Zion in Jerusalem contributed. Josef Federman And Joseph Krauss, The Associated Press
Florida’s Department of Health on Thursday announced 4,064 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 — the most in a week since May 8. The state also announced 50 new deaths. Of these, 47 were residents.
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NEW YORK, May 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Halper Sadeh LLP, a global investor rights law firm, announces it is investigating the following companies: Diamond S Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSSI) concerning potential violations of the federal securities laws and/or breaches of fiduciary duties relating to its sale to International Seaways, Inc. Under the merger agreement, Diamond S shareholders will receive 0.55375 shares of International Seaways common stock for each share of Diamond S common stock held. If you are a Diamond S shareholder, click here to learn more about your rights and options. Luminex Corporation (NASDAQ: LMNX) concerning potential violations of the federal securities laws and/or breaches of fiduciary duties relating to its sale to DiaSorin S.p.A. for $37.00 per share. If you are a Luminex shareholder, click here to learn more about your rights and options. EQT Corporation (NYSE: EQT) concerning potential violations of the federal securities laws and/or breaches of fiduciary duties relating to its merger with Alta Resources Development, LLC. Under the purchase agreement, EQT will acquire all of the membership interests in Alta’s upstream and midstream subsidiaries for approximately $2.925 billion in cash and stock. EQT is expected to issue approximately 105 million shares of EQT common stock in connection with the merger. If you are an EQT shareholder, click here to learn more about your rights and options. Coherent, Inc. (NASDAQ: COHR) concerning potential violations of the federal securities laws and/or breaches of fiduciary duties relating to its sale to II-VI Incorporated for $220.00 in cash and 0.91 shares of II-VI common stock for each Coherent share. If you are a Coherent shareholder, click here to learn more about your rights and options. Halper Sadeh LLP may seek increased consideration, additional disclosures and information concerning the proposed transaction, or other relief and benefits on behalf of shareholders. Shareholders are encouraged to contact the firm free of charge to discuss their legal rights and options. Please call Daniel Sadeh or Zachary Halper at (212) 763-0060 or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Halper Sadeh LLP represents investors all over the world who have fallen victim to securities fraud and corporate misconduct. Our attorneys have been instrumental in implementing corporate reforms and recovering millions of dollars on behalf of defrauded investors. Attorney Advertising. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. Contact Information:Halper Sadeh LLPDaniel Sadeh, Esq.Zachary Halper, Esq.(212) email@example.com@halpersadeh.comhttps://www.halpersadeh.com
Greece kicked off the formal start of its tourist season, announcing a multimillion euro promotional campaign on Thursday aimed at saving its most important economic sector from a second summer lost to the coronavirus. "We are opening our tourist industry to the world," Tourism Minister Haris Theoharis said at an outdoor news conference held in front of the spectacular backdrop of the Temple of Poseidon on Cape Sounion outside Athens. A series of promotional videos telling stressed out British office workers and others in need of a break that "All you want is Greece" will be shown in key markets, vaunting the country's beaches, historical sites and tavernas.
Ontario has announced it's keeping its stay-at-home order in place until at least June 2 and Quebec has become the latest province to stop giving Oxford-AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine as a first dose. Ontario Premier Doug Ford said Thursday that public health measures have been effective in driving down cases, but need to be continued for now. The province reported 2,759 new infections in its latest update — well below the more than 4,000 a day it was seeing when it last extended the order and added sweeping restrictions about a month ago. The order was to have expired next Thursday. "My goal is to have the most normal July and August possible. Obviously that won't mean large sporting events or concerts," Ford said. "But if we manage the next few weeks properly, I believe that we can have things in a very good place this summer. To do so, we need to keep driving cases down and easing the pressure on our hospitals." Ontario had 1,632 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 Thursday, including 776 in intensive care. The province's chief medical officer, Dr. David Williams, has said he would like to see "well below" 1,000 daily cases before Ontario considers lifting the stay-at-home order. "We're about where we were at the peak of the second wave, so we've come down but we have a ways to go yet," he said. Meanwhile, Quebec cited concerns over a rare vaccine-induced blood-clotting condition as its reason for pausing the AstraZeneca shot. Ontario and other provinces have made similar moves as supplies of other vaccines, including Pfizer-BioNTech's product, are poised to pour into the country. Quebec health officials said people who have already received one AstraZeneca shot will have the choice to get it as a second dose or to receive a different one. That province reported 781 new COVID-19 infections and five more deaths Thursday. Neighbouring New Brunswick announced that it had two more cases of the blood clots for a total of four. The two latest clots involved people who received AstraZeneca shots in mid-April. One remained in hospital, while the other has recovered. The Atlantic province reported 16 new COVID-19 cases, along with 10 hospitalizations. In the Prairies, Manitoba reported a record single-day 560 new infections as well as three deaths. In the North, Nunavut had 12 new cases — all in the capital city of Iqaluit, which has a population of about 8,000 and remains under tight restrictions. This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 13, 2021. Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press
During the White House COVID-19 response team briefing on Thursday, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, announced that fully vaccinated individuals do not need to wear a mask, inside or outside, or maintain social distance. Walensky said, “If you are fully vaccinated, you can start doing the things that you had stopped doing because of the pandemic.”
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday that people fully vaccinated no longer have to wear masks in many indoor situations. The new guidance reflects evidence that vaccines are highly effective in preventing serious and critical cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.
Women for American Values and Ethics (WAVE) will hold the "Light the Way for Change" fundraiser on Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. PDT.