Toronto Blue Jays closer Julian Merryweather has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a strained left oblique. The right-hander felt discomfort in the left side of his abdomen on his final warmup pitch in the eighth inning of Tuesday night’s 7-3 victory over the New York Yankees. Merryweather entered with two runners on and two outs and threw just two pitches to Aaron Hicks before Gary Sánchez was tagged out in a rundown between first and second base after a pitch in the dirt.
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LONDON — Leaders from Britain's aviation industry joined forces Wednesday to urge the British government to ensure that popular European destinations face the least onerous coronavirus travel restrictions when holidays are allowed again. Under the government's new traffic light system for England, travel to countries in the lowest green category could be opened up to quarantine-free travel from May 17. Arrivals would be required to take a pre-departure test as well as the gold standard PCR test on or before day two of their return to England. They would only need to quarantine if they receive a positive result. The government has said it will categorize destinations — green, amber or red — after analyzing vaccination rates, coronavirus cases and the prevalence of variants of concern. Given the metrics being applied, countries like the United States and Israel are expected to be on the green list immediately, while much of Europe could be placed on the amber list, which would require travellers to self-isolate at home for potentially ten days on their return. Aviation minister Robert Courts said Wednesday that the government should be able to give more details about how countries are characterized in early May so the industry — and potential holidaymakers — can start putting plans in place. “We are giving as much notice as we can,” he said. Lockdown restrictions are being eased across the U.K. after a stringent winter lockdown and the rapid rollout of coronavirus vaccines has seen coronavirus cases — and deaths — fall sharply. However, given that previous waves of the pandemic have largely been blamed on too-lax border policies, the government has indicated it will take a cautious approach. With much of Europe in the midst of a surge of the pandemic and lockdown restrictions being re-imposed, there are concerns that popular European destinations, such as the beach resorts of the Costa del Sol in Spain or the Greek islands may not make the green list. “We would like to see the green category as expansive as possible,” Chris Garton, chief solutions officer at Heathrow Airport, told lawmakers in the House of Commons. “We understand from a health perspective it’s a proceed with caution time .... but if we err to much on the side of caution then you will have some very devastating effects on the travel sector and the aviation sector,” he added. The aviation industry around the world has been hammered over the past year with passenger numbers down around 95% from pre-pandemic levels. Travel to Europe will play a crucial role in the industry's recovery so any delay in putting popular holiday destinations in the green category would spell further financial difficulties. EasyJet Chief Executive Johan Lundgren said he “would expect almost all major European countries” to be put in the low-risk category immediately and that the airline will be able to fly 20% of its normal schedule between April and June. Lundgren said he's optimistic that many of easyJet's core markets in Europe will make the cut as the rollout of vaccines picks up pace. “I wouldn’t see a reason why you wouldn’t have the majority of the countries of Europe in there," he said. ___ Follow AP’s pandemic coverage at: https://apnews.com/hub/coronavirus-pandemic https://apnews.com/hub/coronavirus-vaccine https://apnews.com/UnderstandingtheOutbreak Pan Pylas, The Associated Press
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A U.S. Department of the Treasury Internal Revenue Service (IRS) 1040 Individual Income Tax form for the 2019 tax year is arranged for a photograph in Tiskilwa, Illinois, U.S., on Friday, March 20, 2020. Tax forms and payments wont be due to the Internal Revenue Service until July 15 this year, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a tweet, as the government looks for ways to respond to the coronavirus. When politicians discuss the national debt, the conversation usually centers on raising taxes or cutting spending.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, April 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- We are proud of the incredible work the APTIM team has accomplished as program administrator, alongside our residential program implementor Franklin Energy, for the Entergy Louisiana, Entergy Solutions Program. The Program has received the 2021 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy for its outstanding efforts and partnership with Entergy Louisiana customers through its Entergy Solutions Program administered by Entergy Louisiana on behalf of the Louisiana Public Service Commission. APTIM has been the program administrator of the Entergy Louisiana, Entergy Solutions Program since 2018. “We are proud to be the program administrator for such an innovative program that delivers utility bill savings and provides energy efficient upgrades to create and sustain a greener state and place to live for Louisiana residents,” said APTIM Energy Solutions Director Thomas Quasius. “The Entergy Solutions Program is aligned with our core mission to emphasize diverse partnerships, local economic growth, and improve quality of life.” “The Entergy Solutions Program provides valuable services to Entergy Louisiana customers through energy savings that translate to savings on customers’ bills and increases the comfort of their homes and workspaces,” said Entergy Louisiana’s Energy Efficiency Program Manager Heather LeBlanc. “Our energy efficiency programs are a win for our customers, Entergy, and the environment. It is an honor to have our APTIM and Franklin Energy teams recognized for their hard work in providing savings to our customers.” Entergy Solutions offers programs for Entergy Louisiana customers to save energy and money by reducing the up-front cost of a variety of energy efficiency upgrades. The program partners with participating trade allies and retailers, who help customers find new ways to save around their home or business. Programs for residential customers include comprehensive home assessments, A/C solutions, and retail lighting and appliance discount opportunities. For businesses, Entergy Solutions provides cash incentives for completing energy efficiency improvements to existing and new buildings. "ENERGY STAR award-winning partners are showing the world that delivering real climate solutions makes good business sense and promotes job growth,” said EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan. “Many of them have been doing it for years, inspiring all of us who are committed to tackling the climate crisis and leading the way to a clean energy economy.” Each year, the ENERGY STAR program honors a group of businesses and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through superior energy achievements. ENERGY STAR Award Winners lead their industries in the production, sale and adoption of energy-efficient products, services and strategies. These efforts are essential to fighting the climate crisis and protecting public health. Winners are selected from a network of thousands of ENERGY STAR partners. For a complete list of 2021 winners and more information about ENERGY STAR’s awards program, visit energystar.gov/awardwinners. About APTIM APTIM is a leading global provider in energy efficiency and utility sponsored demand side management programs, integrated maintenance services, environmental engineering and remediation, infrastructure EPC services, program management, and disaster response and recovery for private sector and government customers. We bring our national innovation and program execution expertise to our clients by creating energy efficiency programs that improve the quality of life in communities. The programs we run have been recognized by the national ENERGY STAR. About Entergy Louisiana Entergy Louisiana, LLC provides electric service to more than 1 million customers and natural gas service to more than 93,000 customers in the greater Baton Rouge area. With operations in southern, central and northeastern Louisiana, the company is a subsidiary of Entergy Corporation. About Franklin Energy Franklin Energy delivers turn-key energy efficiency and grid optimization programs for more than 60 utility and government partners across the US and Canada. Our integrated in-house services provide deep personalization and insights, helping our energy partners achieve their carbon-reduction and energy productivity goals. The company has served the utility industry for more than 26 years, with smart solutions implemented by over 1,100 energy professionals. About ENERGY STAR ENERGY STAR® is the government-backed symbol for energy efficiency, providing simple, credible, and unbiased information that consumers and businesses rely on to make well-informed decisions. Thousands of industrial, commercial, utility, state, and local organizations—including more than 40 percent of the Fortune 500®—rely on their partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to deliver cost-saving energy efficiency solutions. Since 1992, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped American families and businesses avoid more than $450 billion in energy costs and achieve 4 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas reductions. More background information about ENERGY STAR can be found at: https://www.energystar.gov/about and https://www.energystar.gov/about/origins_mission/energy_star_numbers. CONTACT: Jenny Riley APTIM 312-499-3511 email@example.com
U.S. investment in research and development has reached its lowest level decades while that in the rest of the world has soared, the head of a U.S. Senate committee warned at a hearing on proposed subsidies to the tech industry to help the United States better compete with China. Senate Commerce committee chair Maria Cantwell told the committee on Wednesday the proposed "Endless Frontier Act" had been the stimulus for a big debate about America's competitiveness. Federal investment in research and development is at its lowest in 45 years when measured against GDP, Cantwell said.
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Louisiana Republican Julia Letlow was sworn into the House on Wednesday, claiming the seat her late husband was elected to but never filled after dying of COVID-19 in late December, days before taking office. Letlow easily won a special election last month to represent the heavily Republican district in northeastern Louisiana. A university administrator making her first run for public office, she won the backing of former President Donald Trump and decisively outraised her opponents. Luke Letlow, 41, died on Dec. 29, five days before the new Congress convened. Luke Letlow was a top aide to Rep. Ralph Abraham, R-La., who had retired and whose seat Letlow had won. The Letlows have two children. “I want to thank him for paving the way for me,” Julia Letlow said on the House floor after taking the oath of office from Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. “Too many families like mine have experienced tragedy because of this pandemic,” Letlow said. “To those families: I see you, I hear you. And most importantly, I pray with you.” Letlow, 40, is the first female Republican elected to Congress from Louisiana. She will be on the House Agriculture Committee and the House Education and Labor Committee. Her arrival trims the Democrats' House majority to 218-212, with five vacant seats. That slim margin has helped fan GOP hopes of capturing control of the chamber in next year's elections. The narrow House majority and the 50-50 Senate, which Democrats control with Vice-President Kamala Harris' tiebreaking vote, have forced leaders to attain near-unanimous support from the party's lawmakers to advance legislation. A second vacant Louisiana seat will be filled soon by one of two Democrats in an April 24 runoff election. That New Orleans district was represented by Democrat Cedric Richmond, now a senior White House adviser to President Joe Biden. Three of the remaining vacant seats had been held by Democrats and one by a Republican. No party turnover is expected when special elections are held to fill those vacancies. Letlow is the 48th woman to be elected or appointed to fill congressional vacancies after their husbands died, according to figures from the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University. One of the best known of those was Democratic Rep. Corinne Boggs, known as Lindy, also from Louisiana. Boggs was elected to replace her husband, House Majority Leader Thomas Hale Boggs Sr., who died when the airplane he was aboard disappeared over Alaska in 1972. Lindy Boggs, long her husband's political adviser, served 18 years in the House and was known as a champion of women's issues. She died in 2013. Alan Fram, The Associated Press
WINCHESTER – Many of the functions of the Winchester District Memorial Hospital remain unchanged as the region sees increased hospitalizations due to the most recent wave of COVID-19 infections. “Our patients are our top priority, and we are here for you,” said WDMH CEO Cholly Boland.”If any services are affected, we will ensure our patients and local communities are informed immediately.” The hospital sent out a release to the public following inquiries by The Leader on how the hospital is adapting to the recent surge of COVID-19 hospitalizations. WDMH has a level two critical care unit. The Cornwall Community Hospital is the only level three intensive care unit in the Eastern Ontario Health Unit region. As of the EOHU’s April 12th update, there are 33 COVID-19 related hospitalizations and seven people in ICUs. Most of those ICU cases are in the CCH, with remaining ICU cases in Ottawa. Last week, CCH CEO Jeanette Despatie said that non-critical care patients at that hospital were being moved to other facilities to make room for more COVID cases. Boland said that the WDMH is working closely with local hospitals and is responding to the latest directions from the Ministry of Health. For now, there are no changes to outpatient clinics and diagnostic testing. The emergency department is still open 24/7 according to the WDMH. The hospital is preparing to open additional beds to take non-COVID-19 patients from other hospitals, if needed. “We are working to ensure the transition is as seamless as possible for these patients,” Boland said. The active case count of COVID-19 infections in the EOHU region topped 450 on April 12th. ICU capacity in the EOHU region is at 80 per cent, and the COVID-19 ICU at CCH is at 25 per cent. Hospitalizations have dramatically increased as COVID-19 variants of concern have spread throughout Ontario. Many hospital ICUs in the Greater Toronto Area are over-capacity, and are moving COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 patients to hospitals outside of that region to free up space. Phillip Blancher, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Leader
Portugal's parliament extended on Wednesday a state of emergency for 15 days as health experts warned that a gradual relaxation of strict lockdown rules now underway could soon lead to a significant jump in coronavirus cases. The state of emergency grants the government powers to take emergency measures such as imposing a nighttime curfew if deemed necessary, though the general trend is currently to ease a lockdown imposed in January to curb what was then the world's worst COVID-19 surge. Portugal started lifting restrictions last month and has since reopened some schools, restaurant and cafe terraces, museums and hair salons.
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Cancer Support Community (CSC), the largest professionally led non-profit network of cancer support worldwide, is calling on the U.S. Senate to confirm Chiquita Brooks-LaSure as the next Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). CSC’s action comes one day before the Senate Finance Committee is scheduled to take up Brooks-LaSure’s nomination for this critical government post. “Chiquita Brooks-LaSure is uniquely qualified for this role and is the right person to lead CMS,” said Phylicia L. Woods, Executive Director of CSC’s Cancer Policy Institute. “Both Medicare and Medicaid provide a lifeline of affordable, quality, health coverage for over a hundred million people nationwide, including critical services for the prevention, detection, and treatment of cancer.” CSC, which provides $50 million in free support and navigation services each year for individuals affected by cancer through online resources and 175 in-person locations across the country, cited Brook-LaSure’s extensive background in implementing programs to make health care more affordable and accessible as a key reason for publicly supporting her nomination. “Throughout her career, Brooks-LaSure has developed and implemented policy solutions to health care challenges,” Woods said. “Brooks-LaSure understands the need to improve access to quality health care for vulnerable populations, including people of color, those of low socioeconomic status, and the uninsured. Her expertise across all of CMS’s areas of responsibility makes her qualified for this ever-important role.” The nomination comes as the COVID-19 pandemic has underscored a longstanding crisis— racial and ethnic disparities in our health care system. As an organization, CSC is committed to advancing health equity to ensure that all individuals have access to, and can afford, health care insurance and services. CSC has also emphasized the importance of having greater diversity, inclusion, and representation in our nation’s highest positions. If confirmed, Brooks-LaSure will be the first Black woman to hold the position of CMS Administrator. In addition to the Brooks-LaSure nomination, CSC also backed Xavier Becerra to serve as Secretary of Health and Human Services and called on the Biden-Harris administration and Congress to act on a number of patient-focused legislative and regulatory actions. About the Cancer Support Community The Cancer Support Community (CSC) is a global nonprofit network of 175 locations, including CSC and Gilda’s Club centers, hospitals and clinics, and satellite locations that deliver $50 million in free support services to patients and families. In addition, CSC administers a toll-free helpline and produces award-winning educational resources that, together with the locations, reach more than one million people each year. Formed in 2009 by the merger of The Wellness Community and Gilda’s Club, CSC conducts cutting-edge research on the emotional, psychological, and financial journey of cancer patients. CSC also advocates at all levels of government for policies to help individuals whose lives have been disrupted by cancer. In January 2018, CSC welcomed Denver-based nonprofit MyLifeLine, a digital community that includes nearly 40,000 patients, caregivers, and their supporters that will enable CSC to scale its digital services in an innovative, groundbreaking way. For more information, visit www.CancerSupportCommunity.org. So that no one faces cancer alone®. CONTACT: Nathalie Casthely Cancer Support Community 917-572-4517 firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW YORK, April 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Halper Sadeh LLP, a global investor rights law firm, announces it is investigating the following companies: 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. Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: BPFH) concerning potential violations of the federal securities laws and/or breaches of fiduciary duties relating to its sale to SVB Financial Group. Under the terms of the merger agreement, Boston Private shareholders will receive 0.0228 shares of SVB common stock and $2.10 of cash for each share of Boston Private they own. If you are a Boston Private shareholder, click here to learn more about your rights and options. Tribune Publishing Company (NASDAQ: TPCO) concerning potential violations of the federal securities laws and/or breaches of fiduciary duties relating to its sale to affiliates of Alden Global Capital. Under the terms of the agreement, Alden will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Tribune common stock not currently owned by Alden for $17.25 per share in cash. If you are a Tribune shareholder, click here to learn more about your rights and options. PRA Health Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRAH) concerning potential violations of the federal securities laws and/or breaches of fiduciary duties relating to its sale to ICON plc. Under the terms of the transaction, PRA Health shareholders will receive $80.00 in cash and 0.4125 shares of ICON stock for each PRA Health share that they own. If you are a PRA Health 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
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Former The Bachelor star Colton Underwood has landed a deal with Netflix for a reality series, sources close to the project tell Deadline. Netflix would not comment and details of the project are being kept under wraps. The news follows Underwood’s interview this morning with Good Morning America‘s Robin Roberts, in which he came out […]