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The chief medical officer says the situation across the UK is ‘extremely precarious’ with deaths expected to go on rising.
None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. CLAIM: Troops in Washington turned their backs on President Joe Biden’s motorcade as it passed on its way to his inauguration at the U.S. Capitol. THE FACTS: In accordance with safety protocols, some National Guard members were positioned with their backs to Biden's motorcade as it made its way through Washington to the U.S. Capitol.
The California Department of Justice has opened a civil rights investigation to determine whether the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has engaged in a pattern or practice of unconstitutional policing, Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Friday. The investigation of the nation’s largest sheriff’s department was prompted by allegations of excessive force, retaliation and other misconduct, the Justice Department said in a statement. “As opposed to a criminal investigation into an individual incident or incidents, a pattern or practice investigation typically works to identify and, as appropriate, ultimately address potentially systemic violations of the constitutional rights of the community at large by a law enforcement agency,” it said.
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TORONTO — The federal government is sending two mobile health units to the Greater Toronto Area to help address the strain COVID-19 is placing on hospitals, as the facilities ramp up patients transfers to address a serious capacity crunch. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday the units will bring an additional 200 hospital beds to the area to help free up space for people who need intensive care and provide medical equipment and supplies. "The spike in COVID-19 cases this month has put a real strain on hospitals," Trudeau said. "For Ontario in particular, the situation is extremely serious." The federal government said the deployment comes in response to a request from the province earlier this week. The units will be "deployed as rapidly as possible" and will be available to Ontario until May 1. Federal Public Safety Minister Bill Blair said the mobile health units will also help with the transfer of non-critical care patients out of critical care units to free up resources. "This will help relieve pressure on Ontario's strained hospital capacity due to the prevalence of COVID-19," he said. The province will provide the staff for the units. Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott said the units are another tool in the fight against COVID-19. "As Ontario continues to add more hospital beds and build capacity in our health-care system, these new mobile health units will further help us alleviate the strain on our hospitals and intensive care units," she said in a statement. The province's hospitals have been struggling with capacity challenges for weeks because of surging COVID-19 cases, especially in hot spots. The situation has become so dire that patients requiring treatment in intensive care units in hot-spot regions are being transferred to hospitals hours away to receive care. The province has said a new hospital set to open in Vaughan, Ont., will be used to help relieve the capacity crunch once it opens on Feb. 7. The head of the Ontario Hospital Association said in a statement Friday that while it appears virus spread is slowing, the province's hospitals continue to struggle with capacity issues. CEO Anthony Dale said over the last few days the number of patients in Ontario hospital intensive care units have decreased slightly from an all-time high of 420 earlier this week. The province reported 383 patients were in its ICUs on Friday. But Dale warned that 193 patient transfers out the worst-hit regions were planned this week, more than double the rate of transfers between November and January "The rate of transmission appears to be decelerating, but we cannot declare victory," he said in a statement. "We must remain extremely cautious and keep up the fight against community spread to keep up our progress and prevent a third wave, especially when we see the new variant's impacts in the United Kingdom.” Dr. Barbara Yaffe, the province's associate medical officer of health, said Thursday that the provincial case rate has started to decline for the first time since November – sitting now at 145.4 cases per 100,000 people – although that figure is still high. “We’re seeing some improvement,” Yaffe said. “But we do need to see more data to determine if those decreasing rates are a real trend.” On Friday, Ontario reported 2,662 new cases of COVID-19 and 87 more deaths related to the virus. -with files from Mia Rabson. This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 22, 2021. Shawn Jeffords, The Canadian Press
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson is not expected to recover in time for the trip to face Manchester United in the FA Cup. Just a week after playing out a dull 0-0 draw in the Premier League, the champions and rivals United face off for a place in the FA Cup fifth round. Liverpool's unbeaten Anfield league run came to a shock end last time out as Burnley won on Thursday, with Jurgen Klopp dropping both Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino for the game.
Joe Biden is set to sign two new executive orders designed to help the millions of American struggling from hardship and hunger as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Against the backdrop of more than 400,000 people having lost their lives to the virus and the economy facing its greatest challenge since the great recession, Mr Biden will sign two executive orders to try and help the most vulnerable. One of the orders will expand food assistance and the delivery of stimulus cheques to the poorest Americans.
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Candace Cameron Bure is clearing the air about her social media interests, even if it leaves fans “disappointed.” On Thursday, the Fuller House star and mother of three took a minute to address multiple messages she had received about her social media activity.
Health and Wellness Portal Carries Cognetics’ Multi-Faceted Brain Supplement Vitabeauti.com, a popular health and wellness website, announced this week it has partnered with Cognetics, a company specializing in a multi-faceted supplement, which was developed to improve mental acuity. Cognetics EXCEL’s formula includes nine powerful and effective natural ingredients, such as Lion’s Mane, Choline Bitartrate, N-Acetyl Carnitine, Tyrosine, Theanine, Bacopa Monnieri, Ginkgo Biloba Extract, Huperzine A, and Rhodiola Rosea. PALM BEACH, FL, Jan. 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vitabeauti.com, a popular health and wellness website, announced this week it has partnered with Cognetics, a company specializing in a multi-faceted supplement, which was developed to improve mental acuity. “We are excited about Vitabeauti.com becoming a distribution partner of Cognetics EXCEL,” said Matthew Denneny, managing director and founder of Cognetics Group. “We are expanding our retail network for Cognetics EXCEL, a nootropic that provides the brain with the nourishment it needs to function optimally.” Cognetics EXCEL’s formula includes nine powerful and effective natural ingredients, such as Lion’s Mane, Choline Bitartrate, N-Acetyl Carnitine, Tyrosine, Theanine, Bacopa Monnieri, Ginkgo Biloba Extract, Huperzine A, and Rhodiola Rosea. Denneny said the Cognetics Group believes in complete transparency. “We outline all of the ingredients in the Cognetics EXCEL formulation because we believe customers should be aware of what they are consuming,” Denneny said. “We try to educate our consumers so they can make informed decisions based on accurate information.” Nootropics have moved into society’s mainstream ever since the movie Limitless in 2011. “The movie, which is about a man who takes a pill and accesses 100 percent of his brain, brought a lot of attention to brain supplements. Over the last year due to the pandemic, people are becoming increasingly focused on their health and are looking for ways to live optimally, which is difficult in the current climate when about 30 percent of American adults get less than six hours or less of sleep every night,” he said. Healthline.com reports that lack of sleep can lead to memory issues, lack of concentration and thinking, mood changes, accidents, weakened immunity, and weight gain. A new problem for the 64 percent of people working from home now is called “pandemic fatigue, brain fog, or COVID brain.” Denneny said Cognetics EXCEL can help people focus during these stressful times. “Just like people who take their daily vitamins, Cognetics EXCEL is a daily supplement for the brain,” Denneny said. “Cognetics EXCEL provides food for our brains and nutrition for our minds supporting individuals who lack focus, experience brain fog, and have trouble with their memory.” Denneny said the Cognetics Group developed a formula that gives people a cognitive edge to excel in today’s fast-paced society. “We packed Cognetics EXCEL with nine powerful and all-natural nootropic ingredients, which are blended perfectly to provide you with the ultimate cognitive enhancement,” he added. For more information, visit vitabeauti.com. Attachments Cognetics EXCEL Cognetics EXCEL Nootropic CONTACT: Robert Grant Cognetics Group LTD 561-421-3045 email@example.com
The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): 2 p.m. B.C. Premier John Horgan says the federal government shouldn't be blamed for shortages of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. Horgan says the delays are due to issues in Europe and blaming the federal government will not speed up the process of acquiring vaccines. Pfizer announced a delay in vaccine productions last week, due to production issues at a plant in Belgium. --- 1:40 p.m. Nova Scotia is reporting four new cases of COVID-19 today, while health officials say the results of two tests conducted in December confirm two variant cases of the novel coronavirus. Chief medical officer of health Dr. Robert Strang says one of the cases was confirmed to be the U.K. variant while the other was confirmed as the South African variant. Strang says both cases were related to international travel and there is no evidence of community spread from either case. The province currently has 22 active cases of novel coronavirus. --- 1:40 p.m. B.C. has rolled out its timeline for residents to receive vaccinations over the coming months, with an aim of immunizing roughly 4.3 million people by the end of September. B.C.’s oldest residents will be able to pre-register to receive a vaccine starting in March after the most vulnerable groups have been immunized. Those aged 75 to 79 will be able to start being vaccinated in April, and the process will continue backwards in five-year increments. The province says it will use everything from stadiums and convention halls to mobile clinics in transit buses to vaccinate communities across B.C. --- 1:35 p.m. Manitoba is reporting 171 additional COVID-19 cases and two deaths. The province's north continues to see higher numbers per capita than other regions. The Manitoba government announced this week it is easing some restrictions on store openings and social gatherings as of Saturday in all areas except the north. --- 1:10 p.m. Manitoba has stopped booking appointments for people getting the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at its two supersites in Brandon and Winnipeg. The provincial government says it has been told by Ottawa of another reduction in supplies of the vaccine. It says that during the week of Feb. 1, Manitoba will receive 2,340 doses instead of the 5,850 doses originally planned. --- 12:55 p.m. Chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam says there have been 90 reports of adverse events for a patient in Canada who received one of the COVID-19 vaccines. She said those include all health problems after the vaccine was given and may not all be related to the vaccine. Twenty-seven of those events, or one in 22,000 doses injected, were serious, including allergic reactions. --- 12:50 p.m. Chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam says there have now been 31 cases of the COVID-19 variant first identified in the United Kingdom, and three of the one first found in South Africa. Tam says the fact that the variants are now circling in the community without a known connection to travel is concerning. The news comes just after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said there is some evidence that the U.K. variant may be more deadly than the original virus. --- 11:53 a.m. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the government is considering mandatory quarantine in hotels for travellers returning to Canada from abroad. He says it's not the time to travel. Trudeau says the government is considering a number of options that will make it harder for people to return to Canada, as new variants of COVID-19 are circling. --- 11:40 a.m. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Ottawa is sending two federal mobile health units to the Greater Toronto Area. COVID-19 is putting incredible strain on local hospitals in the region. The units will bring an additional 200 hospital beds to help free up space for people who need intensive care. The units will include vital medical equipment and supplies. --- 11:35 a.m. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the CEO of Pfizer has promised "hundreds of thousands" of doses of its COVID-19 vaccine will be shipped to Canada in mid-February and in the following weeks. Trudeau reiterated that Pfizer will ensure Canada gets its four million promised doses by the end of March. Trudeau says the next few weeks will be "challenging" on the vaccine delivery front as Pfizer upgrades its plants and slows deliveries to Canada and other countries. --- 11:27 a.m. Quebec is reporting 1,631 new COVID-19 cases and 88 deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus, including 18 in the past 24 hours. Health officials said today hospitalizations decreased to 1,426 and 212 people were in intensive care. The province says 2,040 more people have recovered from COVID-19, for a total of 223,367. --- 10:40 a.m. There are 2,662 new cases of COVID-19 in Ontario and 87 more deaths related to the virus. Health Minister Christine Elliott says there are 779 new cases in Toronto, 542 in Peel Region and 228 in York Region. Ontario says more than 11,000 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine were administered since the province's last report. --- 9:42 a.m. Nunavut is reporting one new COVID-19 case in Arviat, the community of about 2,800 that saw the territory's largest outbreak with 222 cases. It's the first new case of COVID-19 in the territory since Dec. 28. The territory's chief public health officer says the positive result was found in follow-up testing after the outbreak. Dr. Michael Patterson says there is no evidence of community transmission at this time. --- This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan 21, 2021. The Canadian Press
Press reset: can the Morrison government rebuild bridges with China – or is it too late?Despite a near record total of export goods to China last year, there are fears rocky relations between the two countries have yet to hit bottom
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Dr. John Bowers to Serve as Acting Executive Director During Nationwide Search for New CEOAlbany, NY, Jan. 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The New York Center for Research, Economic Advancement, Technology, Engineering and Science (NY CREATES) today announced that Dr. John Bowers, AIM Photonics’ Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Distinguished Professor at the University of California Santa Barbara, will serve as Acting Executive Director beginning February 1. Dr. Bowers will assume the interim role after the current CEO, Dr. Michael J. Cumbo, leaves his position at the end of this month to join Artemis Capital Partners. A nationwide search for a new CEO will commence next week. Additionally, Mr. Cumbo will continue his involvement with AIM, serving as a special advisor to the AIM leadership team. “We thank Michael for his work leading AIM Photonics in 2020, and the business-like approach he established for the institute’s management and operations will have a lasting, positive impact,” said NY CREATES President Dr. Doug Grose. “In Dr. Bowers, we could not ask for a better interim leader and we have an experienced and highly capable team. Together, this team will continue to make significant contributions to advance the integrated photonics industry for years to come.” “It was a privilege to lead AIM Photonics during the past seven months. I am even more impressed today with the capabilities and dedication of this team than I was when I first joined it,” said Dr. Michael J. Cumbo, CEO, AIM Photonics. “My decision to step down as the CEO is driven entirely by personal factors. I remain convinced of the vital importance of AIM’s mission to advance integrated photonic circuit manufacturing technology in the United States, and I look forward to continuing to be involved in an advisory capacity.” During this transition, Dr. Bowers – a member of AIM Photonics leadership since the institution’s inception – will serve as Acting Executive Director; and NY CREATES President Dr. Grose will oversee day-to-day operations, financial, and administrative functions, with the assistance of key AIM and NY CREATES staff. Dr. John Bowers, Distinguished Professor at UCSB, Deputy CEO and Acting Executive Director of AIM Photonics said, “AIM Photonics is beginning to have a significant impact on the world of integrated photonics, but it is only the beginning and Michael’s leadership has AIM well-positioned to accomplish much more in the years to come. While this is certainly a loss, it has been pleasure to have an individual of Mike’s qualifications leading the organization.” A vital component of NY CREATES is AIM Photonics – the Albany and Rochester-based national manufacturing institute with more than 126 consortium members, including those focused on data communications, sensors, quantum and neuromorphic computing. AIM featured services include the industry leading Process Design Kit (PDK), Multi Project Wafer (MPW), and the Test, Assembly and Packaging (TAP) facility in Rochester, New York. AIM’s comprehensive set of silicon Photonic Integrated Circuit (PIC) devices are enabling the implementation of next-generation products. NY CREATES recently announced it would receive $19 million in research program awards for advanced integrated photonics under The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Lasers for Universal Microscale Optical Systems (LUMOS) program. The LUMOS program will enable efficient on-chip optical gain in highly capable integrated photonics platforms. The DARPA contract will support a team of academic, industrial, and government partners, led by AIM Photonics, and continues the growth and expansion of this critical Department of Defense funded manufacturing institute. About NY CREATES NY CREATES serves as New York’s bridge to the advanced electronics industry. As the primary resource for fostering public-private and academic partnerships in New York State, NY CREATES attracts and leads industry connected innovation and commercialization projects that secure significant investment, advance R&D in emerging technologies, and generate the jobs of tomorrow. NY CREATES runs some of the most advanced facilities in the world, boasts more than 2,700 industry experts and faculty, and manages public and private investments of more than $20 billion – placing it at the global epicenter of high-tech innovation and commercialization. Learn more at www.NY-CREATES.org. About AIM Photonics AIM Photonics is one of several Manufacturing Innovation Institutes, an industry-driven public-private partnership that focuses the nation’s premiere capabilities and expertise to capture critical global manufacturing leadership in a technology that is both essential to national security and positioned to provide a compelling return-on-investment to the U.S. economy. Learn more at www.AIMPhotonics.com ### Attachment 01.22.21_AIM Interim Leadership PR CONTACT: Jason Conwall NY CREATES 518-956-7373 JConwall@sunypoly.edu
Saturday Night Live returns on January 30 with five consecutive shows and is handing presenting debuts to a trio of multi-hyphenate stars. John Krasinski, Dan Levy and Regina King are the first three hosts of the new year with musical guests Machine Gun Kelly, Phoebe Bridgers and Nathaniel Rateliff. The Office and Jack Ryan star […]
Here’s some good news: John Krasinski is set to make his Saturday Night Live hosting debut — and he’s not the only first-timer lined up for the month ahead. Krasinski — who was initially set to host SNL last season, before the coronavirus pandemic forced the late-night sketch series to halt production — will lord […]
Centre Culturel La Ronde’s annual winter tradition is returning with a wide variety of virtual activities and events. The carnival runs from Feb. 15 to Feb. 27. Friday, La Ronde unveiled the three candidates for the Bonhomme Carnaval mascot. This year’s candidates are dance teachers from Dansons La Ronde: Melissa Kelly-Lavoie, Emma Bertrand and Seth Guillemette. “We’re pretty excited because we never had that opportunity to be Bonhomme Carnaval,” Kelly-Lavoie said. “We’re going to make sure he’s enthusiastic and full of life.” Bertrand, 18, teaches jazz and contemporary, while Guillemette, 15, teaches hip-hop and musical theatre. “When I was really, really small, Bonhomme used to come around,” Guillemette recalled. “And a few of my friends and I were a little frightened but we used to hide and spy on him. It was a great time.” In the past, people would go to businesses and fill out a ballot to guess who Bonhomme is. This year, people will be able to vote through a Facebook poll. There’s a $100 prize. While details of the upcoming events are still being ironed out, La Ronde’s executive director Lisa Bertrand said events are open to adults and children, and everyone is welcome to attend. “Bonhomme is going to be on the Zoom meetings, saying hi and stuff like that,” she said. “Out of the people who guessed the right Bonhomme, we will put all their names in the draw and one person.” Some of the potential events this winter include a Sip and Paint via Zoom, a pop-up dance class, a cooking class with Merv Russell, online readings for kids and virtual shows featuring local musicians. Instead of a snow sculpture competition, which used to take place during the carnival in previous years, there will be a window painting contest for each class in all the French and French immersion schools. Participants will paint their windows with Bonhomme Carnaval, take a picture and send it to La Ronde's email. “And then we’re going to have the competition online to see what school will win. The school that wins will get $100 and they get a trophy," Bertrand said. The full confirmed schedule of the carnival will be revealed in the first week of February. All events will be free. The identity of the Bonhomme will be revealed on the last day of the carnival, Feb. 27. “For us, the francophone community, it means a lot,” Kelly-Lavoie said. “Throughout school, I remember growing up we were always part of the carnival. We used to go skating, downhill skiing, cross-country skiing. Last year, they had a ball hockey (tournament).” “La Ronde always makes it so much fun. And it’s a great way for the francophone community to come together for this event.” The carnival has been taking place in Timmins since 1968, with an exception for 2015 when La Ronde’s previous building was destroyed in a fire. Dariya Baiguzhiyeva, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, TimminsToday.com
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Mortgage note investors have been patiently waiting to see how the current coronavirus crisis unfolds. With record high numbers of loan refinancing and mortgage originations while at the same time, mortgage defaults and unemployment rates continue to climb, it's a volatile, somewhat confusing time to be a note investor. If you're an investor in this sector, here are five things you need to know about mortgage note investing in 2021.
Image source: The Motley Fool. National Bank Holdings Corporation (NYSE: NBHC)Q4 2020 Earnings CallJan 22, 2021, 11:00 a.m. ETContents: Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants Prepared Remarks: OperatorGood morning everyone and welcome to the National Bank Holdings Corporation 2020 Fourth Quarter Earnings Call.