A small number of people at one location in California experienced such effects after being inoculated with mRNA-1273.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs expect Patrick Mahomes to be ready for off-season workouts following surgery on his toe, and they are optimistic that offensive tackles Eric Fisher and Mitchell Schwartz could be available for the start of training camp. Mahomes had surgery on Feb. 10, shortly after the Chiefs were walloped by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the Super Bowl, to repair a turf toe injury that had hobbled him throughout the playoffs. The recovery time is about three months, which means Mahomes — whose fiancée recently gave birth to their first child — could be ready for summer minicamp. “Certainly by training camp,” Chiefs general manager Brett Veach said Monday. “We'll be smart with him.” Perhaps more surprising was the positive outlook on Fisher, who tore his Achilles tendon against the Buffalo Bills in the AFC championship game, and Schwartz, whose disk injury in his back limited him to just six games early in the season. “We're hopeful we'll have him by training camp (in August), and the same with Fisher. We're hopeful these guys will complete their rehab and be available for training camp and to start the 2021 season,” Veach said. “I would say Pat is probably ahead of them just because of that type of injury and probably a quicker recovery, but hopefully we'll have all three of them ready for the start of training camp.” That would be good news for a team whose makeshift offensive line was dominated by the Buccaneers in the Super Bowl. Fisher was voted to his second Pro Bowl last season, and Schwartz was an All-Pro in 2018, and together they created one of the best pairs of tackles in the NFL. But their loss forced the Chiefs to juggle an offensive line that had lost Kelechi Osemele to torn knee tendons and had guards Laurent Duvernay-Tardif and Lucas Niang opt out of the season. Then again, there's the contract situations to weigh: The Chiefs enter the off-season about $18.6 million over the salary cap, and they can free up about $12 million by releasing Fisher ahead of the final year of his contract and another $6.3 million if they cut loose Schwartz ahead of the final year of his deal. And while the Chiefs are typically reluctant to let established players depart, Veach acknowledged the draft class this year is particularly deep on the offensive line. Fisher and Schwartz also could agree to restructured deals, extensions and ultimately pay cuts to remain the protectors for Mahomes, knowing full well their market will be depressed coming off injuries and they will continue to have a chance to win championships with an organization that has an established quarterback and head coach. “Free agency will be a unique animal for us,” Veach said. “On one end, we'll work our conversions to get under the cap, and then what we do will be largely dependent on what becomes available to us. Then on the draft, I think that will be — it kind of works hand-in-hand, based on how free agency works out.” The Chiefs also have decisions to make on safety Tyrann Mathieu and oft-injured wide receiver Sammy Watkins. Mathieu is entering the final year of his deal and carries a cap hit of $19.7 million, the most of any safety in the league, so the Chiefs intend to discuss an extension that would lower that number while keeping him around several more years. “We have some work to do to get with him and his agents,” Veach said, “but enough can't be said about Tyrann and his importance to this organization. He's a great leader and just a great person to have.” Things aren't so cut-and-dried for Watkins, who took a pay cut last off-season to remain in Kansas City. He once again was slowed by injuries, appearing in just 10 games and missing most of the post-season. And when he did return for the Super Bowl, he was so limited by a calf injury that he had just one catch for 13 yards in the loss to Tampa Bay. Veach acknowledged there is plenty of depth at wide receiver in the draft. The uncertain salary cap number given the COVID-19 pandemic — and its affect on the NFL's bottom line — also means there could be more mid-tier players available than usual in free agency, giving the Chiefs more options if they want to move on from him. “I've said it many times before, I love Sammy and what he does for our offence," Veach said. “There will be challenges this year, just because of were we are. We were able to work with him and his agent last year and make it work. This year it'll be even more difficult because there will be some work to get below the cap.” ___ More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/hub/nfl and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL Dave Skretta, The Associated Press
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Sensitrust Sensitrust LTD Brentford, United Kingdom, March 01, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sensitrust, a United Kingdom start-up, has launched a Geyser to distribute tokens to Liquidity Providers (LPs). After the listing on UNISWAP, the company has implemented a Geyser by adopting the GYSR.io platform. The Geyser acts as an autonomous, decentralized, provider of SETS tokens, that rewards LPs with SETS tokens, proportionally to the amount of liquidity they provide on UNISWAP and to the time they offer such a service. The Geyser mainly works through staking. Staking in a Geyser means that you are placing an ERC20 token inside the contract. After staking in the Geyser, you start accruing “share seconds” which is the key that unlocks you the rewards. Indeed, the tokens that the Geyser will reward you depends on the time. The more you keep your tokens staked in GYSR, the higher the number of tokens received! SETS tokens are utility tokens that will provide you with the access to the services offered by Sensitrust. Specifically, Sensitrust is implementing an online platform where professionals and clients get online access to each other’s work, collaborate, strengthen their network, design new projects, make fresh deals, in a totally remote environment. Sensitrust adopts the Blockchain to easily track every phase of their activities in a transparent way, with the help of advanced Artificial Intelligence (AI) methods that review the quality of services and products, and support the identification of ideal matching between professionals’ skills and customers’ needs. About Sensitrust: Sensitrust is a platform where customers and professionals get in touch, make deals and design new projects. Every phase exploits the blockchain technology, managed by Smart Contracts, and supported by Artificial Intelligence. Sensitrust will help people to establish and grow a professional network, to find providers of products and services of interest, or to design a project that will be realized by a pool of experts. Media Details -Name: Sensitrust Business Name: Sensitrust LTDEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgWebsite: https://www.sensitrust.io/ Attachment Sensitrust
The U.S. Forest Service on Monday said it rescinded its January decision to publish an environmental report that cleared the way for an Arizona land swap needed for Rio Tinto Ltd's Resolution Copper project. The decision effectively reverses one made by officials in the waning days of former President Donald Trump's administration and comes less than a week after Tom Vilsack was sworn in as secretary of agriculture, which oversees the Forest Service. In 2014, then-President Barack Obama signed a Pentagon funding bill that approved Rio Tinto's proposal to exchange land for another parcel nearby, with the caveat that it could not occur until an environmental report on the mine was published.
An artificial intelligence commission led by former Google CEO Eric Schmidt is urging the U.S. to boost its AI skills to counter China, including by pursuing "AI-enabled" weapons – something that Google itself has shied away from on ethical grounds. Schmidt and current executives from Google, Microsoft, Oracle and Amazon are among the 15 members of the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence, which released its final report to Congress on Monday.
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Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 2998, who represents more than 250 community centre workers, announces today that a tentative agreement has been reached with the City of Toronto.
OTTAWA, ON, March 1, 2021 /CNW/ - The Honourable Joyce Murray, Minister of Digital Government, on behalf of the Honourable Seamus O'Regan Jr., Canada's Minister of Natural Resources, will make a forestry related announcement in downtown Vancouver.
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Hamilton schools reported 49 COVID-19 cases and one outbreak in the third week after the return to in-person learning. School boards reported 41 cases of the virus the previous week. The Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board, which has a student population of approximately 50,000, reported 29 cases — 26 students and three staff — between Feb. 22 and 28. In the same week, the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board, which serves approximately 29,000 students, reported 20 confirmed and probable cases of the virus — 14 students, three staff, two adult learners, and one “third-party employer.” There are currently 17 schools in the Catholic board with cases. An outbreak was declared at St. Eugene Catholic Elementary School reporting three confirmed cases of the virus — a staff member on Feb. 23, a “third-party employee” on Feb. 22 and a student on Feb. 15 — at the school. There is also an outbreak at St. Ann Catholic Elementary School in central Hamilton, where there are three positive staff cases. Outbreaks at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Elementary School, which reopened on Monday after being closed for more than a week, and A.M. Cunningham Elementary School were declared over. Hamilton public health lists the schools in outbreak as having “no variant” associated. Schools in Hamilton reopened for in-person learning on Feb. 8 with enhanced health and safety measures. Since students returned to in-person learning, there have been 100 cases and four outbreaks at school boards in Hamilton. Two cases of the virus were reported at Mohawk College over the weekend. A case of the virus was reported on Sunday in a student at the Mohawk Centre for Aviation Technology. The student was last in classes on Feb. 25. Public health has “carried out the investigation … and is in the process of contacting everyone who is considered to have been in close contact with the infected student,” reads a Feb. 28 update from the college. A case of the virus was reported on Saturday at Mohawk College’s Fennell campus. The infected student last attended class on Feb. 24. The college says “no other students have been asked to self-isolate related to this case.” Kate McCullough, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Hamilton Spectator
FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP via Getty ImagesAfter teasing an announcement that promised to detail “what we are going to be doing with Saudi Arabia generally,” the Biden administration addressed the Kingdom at a Monday press conference—and delivered nothing new.The announcement followed the declassification of a much-anticipated intel report on the assassination of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. Released on Friday by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the report squarely concluded that Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman “approved an operation in Istanbul, Turkey to capture or kill Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.”But instead of announcing any new measures against the Kingdom, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Monday reiterated previously announced measures, including the introduction of a new visa restriction policy dubbed the “Khashoggi Ban” on “individuals who, acting on behalf of a foreign government, are believed to have been directly engaged in serious, extraterritorial counter-dissident activities.”Saudi Crown Prince Is Directly to Blame for Khashoggi Killing: U.S. Intel“Our objective is to recalibrate the relationship, prevent this from ever happening again, and find ways, as there are still, to work together with Saudi leadership while still making clear where we feel action is unacceptable,” said Psaki in Monday’s press briefing.The United States has barred 76 Saudi nationals from entering the U.S. under the Khashoggi Ban so far, including Ahmed al-Asiri, the former deputy Saudi intelligence chief who has been accused of leading the operation to assassinate Khashoggi, and the Saudi Royal Guard’s Rapid Intervention Force (RIF), which was also singled out in the Friday report.But in an apparent effort to preserve the United States’ relationship with the Kingdom, the administration has failed to impose sanctions on the crown prince himself, prompting widespread criticism from human rights activists.“The aim is a recalibration (in ties)—not a rupture. That’s because of the important interests that we do share,” a senior Biden administration official told Reuters on Monday.Responding to the release of the report, Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Ministry released a statement categorically denying the assessment.“It is truly unfortunate that this report, with its unjustified and inaccurate conclusions, is issued while the Kingdom had clearly denounced this heinous crime,” the ministry said on Twitter. “The ministry notes that the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia completely rejects the negative, false and unacceptable assessment in the report pertaining to the Kingdom’s leadership, and notes that the report contained inaccurate information and conclusions.During his campaign, Biden had made repeated pledges to hold the Kingdom accountable for its human-rights abuses, promising his administration would make Riyadh “pay the price” for its actions that would make them “in fact the pariah that they are.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Beamsville, ON, March 01, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Canadian Vaping Association (CVA) is deeply saddened by today’s implementation of PEI’s ban on flavoured vape products. The CVA repeatedly cautioned the Government of PEI that a flavour ban would increase smoking rates and harm public health. Despite sharing the science which concludes flavours are a key component of adoption and cessation success, PEI has followed the lead of Nova Scotia and implemented this harmful policy. PEI’s flavour ban will greatly benefit big tobacco by wiping out the age-restricted specialty vape shops sending ex-smokers back to combustible tobacco or high nicotine products. With specialty vape shops closed, all vaping related sales will be driven through the convenience and gas station channel where tobacco companies have financial influence over retailers and are ill equipped to provide any harm reduction expertise. This policy is a win-win for Big Tobacco, because vapers either revert to smoking or adopt the only remaining high nicotine vape products which are owned by Big Tobacco. “More than 90% of adult vapers use flavoured vape products to aid in their efforts to quit smoking. Yale researchers found that smokers who initiated vaping with a flavoured product were 2.5 times more likely to stop smoking completely. PEI may have followed Nova Scotia’s lead, but they failed to analysis the impacts of the ban in Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia has seen a drastic increase in cigarette sales and the emergence of black market channels. PEI has effectively put 90% of ex-smokers at risk of returning to tobacco, removed access to low nicotine vape products and strengthened dangerous illicit channels,” said Darryl Tempest, Executive Director of the CVA. The CVA implores the Government of PEI to work with industry to identify youth prevention measures that balance youth protection with adult harm reduction. CONTACT: Darryl Tempest The Canadian Vaping Association 6472741867 email@example.com
NOT FOR RELEASE OR DISTRIBUTION TO U.S. PERSONS OR IN OR INTO THE UNITED STATES OR ITS TERRITORIES OR IN OR INTO ANY OTHER JURISDICTION IN WHICH SUCH RELEASE OR DISTRIBUTION WOULD BE PROHIBITED BY LAW GN Store Nord A/S (“GN”) has today successfully signed a private placement issuance in a principal amount of EUR 50 million maturing on March 3, 2036 under its Euro Medium Term Note (EMTN) program. The Notes will be issued on March 3, 2021 with a coupon of 1.970% per annum and will be listed on Euronext Dublin. The net proceeds from the transaction will be used for general corporate purposes. BofA Securities are acting as Manager in connection with the issue. EXCEPT PURSUANT TO AN APPLICABLE EXEMPTION FROM THE REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS OF THE US SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED (THE “SECURITIES ACT”), THE NOTES MAY NOT BE OFFERED OR SOLD WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OR TO, OR FOR THE ACCOUNT OR BENEFIT OF, ANY UNITED STATES PERSON (AS DEFINED IN REGULATION S UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT) AND THIS DOCUMENT MAY NOT BE DISTRIBUTED IN THE UNITED STATES. MANUFACTURER TARGET MARKET (MIFID II PRODUCT GOVERNANCE) IS ELIGIBLE COUNTERPARTIES AND PROFESSIONAL CLIENTS ONLY (ALL DISTRIBUTION CHANNELS). NO EEA PRIIPS OR UK PRIIPS KEY INFORMATION DOCUMENT (KID) HAS BEEN PREPARED AS NOT AVAILABLE TO RETAIL IN EEA OR IN THE UK. For further information, please contact: Investors and analystsHenriette WennickeVice President – Investor Relations & TreasuryTel: +45 45 75 03 33 Or Rune SandagerDirector – Investor Relations & Treasury Tel: +45 45 75 92 57 Press and the media Lars Otto Andersen-Lange Head of Media Relations & Corporate Public Affairs Tel: +45 45 75 02 55 About GN Group The GN Group enables people to Hear More, Do More and Be More through its intelligent hearing, audio and video collaboration solutions. Inspired by people and driven by our innovation leadership, we leverage technological synergies between our hearing and audio divisions to deliver unique and increasingly individualized user experiences in our products and solutions. 150 years ago, GN was founded with a truly innovative and global mindset. Today, we honor that legacy with world-leading expertise in the human ear, sound and video processing, wireless technology, miniaturization and collaborations with leading technology partners. GN's solutions are marketed by the brands ReSound, Beltone, Interton, Jabra, BlueParrott and FalCom in 100 countries. Founded in 1869, the GN Group employs 6,500 people and is listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen (GN.CO). Visit our homepage GN.com - and connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. Attachment Announcement 4 - GN Store Nord successfully signs issue of a 15-year EUR 50 million bond under its EMTN program
Local municipalities were among the 30 projects among a $1.39 million investment through the Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP), delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities on behalf of the federal government. The programs aim is to strengthen local infrastructure planning and decision-making by increasing local asset management capacity through investments in activities such as asset management training, technology and software enhancements and information sharing. This is part of the federal government's commitment to providing local communities with tools and support for evidence-based decision-making that will help them plan a healthier, safer and more prosperous future for everyone. “The COVID-19 health crisis has reinforced the importance of infrastructure that supports safe, sustainable and healthy communities. Everything from ensuring communities have potable water to internet access to park spaces requires good planning. The 30 projects announced today ensure Saskatchewan municipalities have the tools and technology necessary to make well-informed decisions for the long term. Canada's infrastructure plan is resulting in thousands of projects, creating jobs across the country and building stronger communities.” Jim CarrSpecial Representative for the Prairies on behalf of Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities said in a release. Municipalities receiving funding in the region included the RM of Moose Range which received $36,080 for an asset management plan, the District of Lakeland which received $50,000 for an asset management framework and system project and the RM of Porcupine which received $50,000 for an asset management roadmap and system project. “Municipalities of all sizes are Canada’s builders. They own nearly 60 percent of the public infrastructure that support Canada’s economy and quality of life. With strengthened asset management practices, they are making infrastructure investment decisions based on sound and reliable data. Supported by our strong federal-municipal partnership, FCM is delivering programs from coast to coast to coast that help municipalities in Saskatchewan do what they do best: deliver solutions that work.” Garth Frizzell, President, Federation of Canadian Municipalities said in a release. MAMP offers funding, training, and resources to help small and medium sized municipalities improve their asset management policies and approaches enabling them to make solid infrastructure investment decisions. During the COVID-19 pandemic, a new stream has been added to the over $33-billion Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program to help fund pandemic-resilient infrastructure. Existing program streams have also been adapted to include more eligible project categories. The COVID-19 Resilience Stream will help other orders of governments whose finances have been significantly impacted by the pandemic by increasing the federal cost share for public infrastructure projects in a variety of areas including disaster mitigation and adaptation projects and pandemic-resilient infrastructure. Since 2016, the federal government has invested $28 billion in over 18,000 infrastructure projects in communities with populations under 100,000. More than 6,100 kilometres of highways and roads, and 103 bridges have been built, repaired or upgraded in rural communities, and more than 3,134 projects are providing rural communities with access to cleaner, more sustainable sources of drinking water. Michael Oleksyn, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Prince Albert Daily Herald
HC-One said its plans will allow it to adapt to the ‘growing demand for more complex care and dementia care’.