Yahoo Finance’s Emily McCormick joins The First Trade with Alexis Christoforous and Brian Sozzi to discuss Cisco and Tapestry’s fourth-quarter earnings report.
Yahoo Finance’s Emily McCormick joins The First Trade with Alexis Christoforous and Brian Sozzi to discuss Cisco and Tapestry’s fourth-quarter earnings report.
At least five mine workers were killed in southern India when their trucks carrying blasting material exploded, officials said on Friday. The workers were transporting gelatin sticks used commonly as explosive material in stone mining quarries, a senior police official at the site of the accident, in Shivamogga district of Karnataka state, said. Karnataka, home to the tech hub of Bengaluru, has vast mineral deposits and stone quarries, but the safety of mine workers has remained a concern.
Before the Covid-19 pandemic hit, the UK was seeing a rise in new diagnoses of gonorrhoea and syphilis.
U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday will sign two executive orders aimed at speeding pandemic stimulus checks to families who need it most and increasing food aid for children who normally rely on school meals as a main source for nutrition. Biden, who has proposed a $1.9 trillion stimulus package, is using the two orders to try to ease the burden on people while the legislation is negotiated in Congress. "We're at a precarious moment in our economy," Brian Deese, director of the White House National Economic Council, told reporters in a preview of the orders.
Japanese carmaker Nissan confirmed Friday that it will maintain its operations in Britain in the wake of the post-Brexit trade deal between the country and the European Union. The news was greeted by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson as a “great vote of confidence." The future of Nissan's car plant in the northeast England city of Sunderland was thrown into doubt in the wake of Britain's vote to leave the EU in June 2016, a decision that could have led to tariffs and quotas on trade between the two sides.
Global shares slipped off record highs on Friday as gloomy data reminded investors of the struggles facing the economic recovery, curbing a rally fuelled by hopes of U.S. stimulus by newly inaugurated President Joe Biden. Sentiment in Europe was already more cautious after Thursday's European Central Bank meeting, in which the bank's message was perceived as more hawkish than expected. The yield on Italian 10-year benchmark bonds touched its highest since early November on reports that Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte may be tempted by the prospect of a snap election.
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There's a time capsule of sorts inside the community housing building at 395 University Avenue East. Walking into Unit 107 is like stepping into the past. The kitchen cabinets, bathroom tile, and even some of the door handles harken back to the early1960s when it was designed. In those days, the apartment offered the cutting-edge of accessibility. Today, it's uninhabited, and has been for years. "These units are typically very difficult to rent because it doesn't meet the accessibility needs most people require," explained Kirk Whittal, COO of the Windsor-Essex Community Housing Corporation (CHC). While the unit sits empty, the wait list for housing in the city has topped 5,500. CHC currently covers more than 4,700 units in 735 buildings. Much if its stock is decades-old, with construction of some facilities dating back to the 50s, 60s and 70s. But changes are coming. Windsor city council has approved a $170 million plan to renew and repair its community housing between now and 2028, after years of underfunding. It's a "historic investment," according to Ward 2 councillor and CHC board member Fabio Costante. Mayor Drew Dilkens also took to Twitter, where he described the decision as the "largest investment" in public housing in more than 10 years. About $90 million of that funding would come from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). The city and county would cover $40 million, adding another $40 million in the years to come. "I'm happy. My staff refer to it as 'He's happy, happy, happy!' This is great," said CHC's CEO Jim Steele. The corporation has been underfunded for years, he added. "You do the best that you can. More for less has been the motto we've worked with. But over time you move into tomorrow the problem you should have paid for today." Funding has swung like a 'pendulum' Windsor isn't alone when it comes to a long wait list and aging facilities. Housing advocates say many cities have struggled to properly fund affordable housing and have not had support from other levels of government. Province-wide research carried out by the Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association before the pandemic found a need for 69,000 more rental housing units and called for repairs in 260,000 others. "What Windsor is experiencing is the story across Ontario and I have to tell you across Canada as well. Ontario and British Columbia are in very dire need," said CEO Marlene Coffey. Funding for housing across the province has swung like a "pendulum" over the years, she added. "What we've seen is ... there have been periods of investment and expansion and then, over time, in the 1990s there was devolution, which lead to additional constraints, which put housing into the municipal portfolio mostly," she said. "There has been a long time of under-funding in the sector." That lack of support is now being compounded by the need for repairs in older buildings, yet another result of a housing system that was cobbled together over 30 years and not by design — It just sort of happened. The cost of maintaining housing is often too much for municipalities to bear and Coffey said her organization is looking for the federal and provincial government to supply stabilization funding. A chance at a 'clean slate' Forced to focus on big-picture problems such as roofing, fire safety and trying to keep the elevators running, the interiors of many local units have been come outdated and tired, according to Steele. Tenant complaints about everything from kitchen cupboards to heat and security have piled up for years. Now the CEO hopes the massive injection of funding could help make its properties more comfortable. "To be able to get in there and just take everything out and just start with a clean slate, we can talk to the customer, and we can say 'How best should we do this for you? What do you need?'" Cathy Nantais has lived in community housing for roughly 15 years. In all that time she's heard about and witnessed a range of problems from water issues and fires to complaints about other occupants. Some of the CHC sites are in need of serious work, she said, speaking generally. "The floor has been there since the building was built. It's all cracking, it's all getting mould in it that you can't get it out. It's got to be replaced. And it smells," she said. "Then you look up and there are ceiling tiles and they're leaking and there's water stains and mould up there too." 'We're people, just like everybody else' While $170 million might seem like a lot to most people, Nantais anticipates it will only be enough to cover the major issues in each building. Beefing up front-door security, energy management and alarm systems are among the changes that are anticipated, said Steele. Improving accessibility, beyond what's offered in spaces like Unit 107, also represents a large portion of the planned funding. "We're excited. It's a tremendous amount of work. It's going to be difficult work, but we're ... looking forward to the idea of trying to make an improvement to our portfolio," said Whittal. As for those who might question spending so much on social housing, Nantais has a simple answer. "B.S. Just because some of us end up in community housing doesn't mean we're anything less than someone who lives in Russell Woods or South Windsor or wherever. We're people, just like everybody else, except, this happens to be our home," she said. "If it wasn't for CHC and housing there'd be a lot more of us out on the street."
Rosa EntertainmentCactus Jack is the sort of extreme, in-your-face portrait of domestic white nationalist terror that begins with a disclaimer from its directors, Chris and Jay Thornton: “We in no way, shape, or form endorse, encourage or share the vitriolic message of this film’s subject.” Of course, that prefacing renunciation speaks volumes about the filmmakers’ confidence (or lack thereof) in their ability to convey condemnation through their storytelling. And as this introduction suggests, their ensuing saga is a sensationalistic and one-note character study of a MAGA monster that’s designed to elicit outraged attention, but has no idea what to actually do with that spotlight.Having just endured the stunning sight of pro-Trump neo-Nazi militants storming the U.S. Capitol on the orders of their “movement’s” leader, it’s hard to imagine any American wanting to endure Cactus Jack’s barrage of profane intolerance. Wallowing in the rantings and ravings of a racist and sexist skinhead who goes by Cactus Jack (R. Michael Gull), the Thornton Brothers’ film is monotonously disgusting to the point of exhaustion. Far more exasperating than its repetitive dreariness, however, is its failure to say anything that hasn’t already been said about the most rancid members of Trump’s fan base. Affording a dull up-close-and-personal view of 21st century American hate, it’s often accurate but almost never insightful.He Was the Neo-Nazi Who Inspired ‘American History X.’ His Nazi Pals Are Now Cops.Cactus Jack (premiering Jan. 22 on VOD) purports to be a black-and-white documentary shot by Chris (Sam Kozé) who, through a family connection, arrives at the home of Jack, who lives in the dingy basement of his mom’s house. An early, extended tracking shot through this space—set to a recording of one of Jack’s numerous calls into radio shows—has a serpentine grace, imparting details about its protagonist’s life and headspace via images of tangled wires, banks of old TV sets, machine guns, crowded shelves (full of mother’s dolls and knickknacks), and a “Don’t Tread On Me” blanket and swastika-emblazoned bass guitar. The external reflects the internal, although no such visual clues are really necessary, since Jack never shuts up about the Blacks, Jews, women, gays, and liberals that he loathes.I’m not going to reprint the various expletives that are Jack’s favorite words, but Cactus Jack is awash in the worst of hate speech, all in order to accurately represent the mindset of its protagonist. The Thornton Brothers’ script is basically a series of protracted monologues performed by Jack, who on the eve of the 2016 presidential election rails against Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Muslims, African-Americans, homosexuals, and “weak-willed pussies and parasites”—to name only a few of his myriad targets—in one long-winded speech after another. These tirades are faithful to the various grievances, prejudices, and conspiracy theories of such repugnant individuals, and they also express the way in which ignorant cretins try to validate their intolerance through grandiloquent (and oft-apocryphal) phrases and terms, as when Jack refers to African-Americans’ “prognathic jaws” and explains the supposed historical roots of the term “faggot.”While Cactus Jack’s profile of white nationalists is truthful, though, it’s not revealing. Jack appears to have inherited his ugliness from his dead-by-suicide father (who, in a telling shot, is revealed to have kept his Third Reich paraphernalia hidden beneath an Abraham Lincoln mask and American flag). He also dreams of murdering his mother, who screams invectives at him—about being a jobless loser with no chances of ever finding a woman—from the floor above. But otherwise, we know nothing about why he’s an antisocial lunatic who hasn’t left his subterranean dwelling for six months, whether he spends time self-radicalizing himself online, or how he financially supports his day-to-day existence eating canned beans, playing with his weapons, and spouting off to Chris, who’s barely a character at all.Jack’s incessant oration is embellished by insert shots (and montages) of archival film clips and images of Hitler, racist Black stereotypes, and happy 1950s homemakers. It’s not clear if these are meant to be the handiwork of fictional documentarian Chris or the Thornton Brothers themselves, but it doesn’t matter, because either way, they’re blunt, tedious, and gratuitous. Worse, after fifteen minutes of enduring this psychopath’s dialed-to-11 bile, it becomes clear that there’s no real story to Cactus Jack. Eventually, the “narrative” takes a twist so that we can get some scenes of outright torture—heads shaved, swastikas tattooed on foreheads, waterboarding, etc.—but it’s all just more of the same, which also goes for Jack’s eventual decision to produce his own web series (“The Cactus Jack Show”) in which he spews redundant nastiness while wearing his dad’s Honest Abe mask and a Nazi hat in front of a desecrated Stars and Stripes. All of this might be disturbing if we hadn’t lived through the past four years—and the last two weeks. Unfortunately for Cactus Jack, though, we have, and its nominal timeliness is undermined by its inability to afford any deeper analysis of those repugnant citizens who call themselves “patriots” even as they proudly embody anti-American values and preach the overthrow of the democratically-elected government. As the title character, Gull certainly has the feverish eyes, spittle-inflected verbosity, and high-strung physicality of righteous Final Solution true-believers, turning Cactus Jack into the type of madman who would have gladly joined the insurrectionist terrorists on their march into the Capitol on Jan. 6. But that doesn’t mean his ideology or motivations are particularly hard to grasp, and the Thornton Brothers’ film quickly exposes itself as a venture more interested in shock tactics than in-depth examination.Cactus Jack believes it’s presenting audiences with a raw, unvarnished view of the white-nationalist underbelly of contemporary society. Yet without any concurrent investigation of such ethos’ warped origins, hypocrisy, or illogicality, it functions as a feature-length platform for the very homicidal evil it purportedly wants to censure. No matter its climactic gesture of condemnation, it’s a film that gives such prolonged voice to repugnant fanaticism that its legacy—if it has one at all—seems most likely to be as a work that gets strip-mined for GIFs, memes, and video clips by the worst of the worst on Reddit and 8kun.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get 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.
It could soon be Sasquatch season in Oklahoma.
The effect of US sanctions on Iran was global – and a global effort must end themA coordinated move by the US, UK and EU to strengthen the nuclear agreement could pave the way to reducing tensions
Imaginary gin and fictitious chips got me through Friday‘During this more gruelling, seemingly endless lockdown, I am forcing myself daily to notice each minor moment of joy, ones I took for granted in the old world’
A week of pure Upside: now let's turn the politics down for a bitThe new Joe Biden era feels calmer already. And that wasn’t the only hopeful thing to come out of this week
Biden executive orders target federal minimum wage and food insecurity. Actions aim to help American families and workers struggling with economic toll of Covid-19
Rufus Wainwright sang the "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" host's mocking monikers for the former president -- from Dingus Khan to Spready Krueger.
The long-delayed RTS Link promises to be a game-changer in easing congestion at the Causeway, said Transport Minister Ong Ye Kung.
New Brunswick's licensed practical nurses are so fed up with working conditions that they're leaving for greener pastures elsewhere, according to their professional association. In less than two weeks since losing an application with the province's labour board, 17 LPNs have decided to leave New Brunswick, confirms JoAnne Graham, the registrar of the Association of New Brunswick Licensed Practical Nurses. In order to work outside the province, LPNs have to apply to the association to transfer their licence to another province. The majority of those who applied for transfers in the last two weeks are going to Nova Scotia, where LPNs are paid $5 more per hour than in New Brunswick. Graham said LPNs are being lured away by more than just higher wages and sign-up bonuses. They're also leaving for jurisdictions that allow them to do all the things they were trained to do — something Graham refers to as the "optimization of the scope of practice." And they're also disappointed by the recent decision of the New Brunswick Labour and Employment Board, says Marc Paradis, an LPN from Moncton who helped lead the effort to leave CUPE. He says he doesn't blame colleagues who have decided to accept better offers outside the province. "Morale is getting really low," he said. And the number of LPNs considering leaving is a lot higher than the 17 who actually applied to the registrar to leave. According to a letter the LPN group has sent to the province, more than 1,000 LPNs have "indicated that they are going to either: resign, retire, move down to a PSW (less responsibilities and same pay) or leave for another province." And that's just since the labour board decision on Jan. 8. That number also represents about half of LPNs who work for the province's health authorities and are represented by CUPE 1252. Paradis said more than 85 per cent of LPNs want to leave CUPE and join the Atlantic Canada Regional Council of Carpenters, Millwrights and Allied Workers, a local of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters (ACRC). At a series of hearings held last year, LPNs testified that they were unhappy with CUPE's representation. [We're] tired of telling our colleagues to remain calm as we have seen no significant movement or interest on the government's end. - Christene Smith But the report from the labour board said LPNs are being well represented by CUPE and would have "little bargaining power" if they were to leave. LPNs are members of CUPE's "patient services" group, along with 28 other classifications. Once the labour board rejected the application by the LPNs and the union they wanted to join, LPNs started a letter-writing campaign to MLAs, asking them to support a reclassification of their union that would allow them to leave CUPE and join the ACRC. Earlier this week, organizers Nicole Tompkins and Christene Smith sent a letter to Premier Blaine Higgs and other ministers on behalf of LPNs across the province. The letter calls on the province to either pass new legislation or amend the Public Service Labour Relations Act to allow them to switch unions. "This is what LPNs across New Brunswick want. We want a legislative amendment to classify LPNs as their own stand-alone group. We do not want to go down the route of the Paramedics whereby a reclassification is done and challenged by CUPE …" As for the more than 1,000 LPNs who are thinking about leaving the province or the profession, Smith and Tompkins say they've managed to "convince most of them" to hold off on doing anything drastic. "While we are sick and tired of not having the representation that we desire, Nicole and I are also tired of telling our colleagues to remain calm as we have seen no significant movement or interest on the Government's end. Flowery emails about the importance of LPNs to New Brunswick will not cut it," wrote Smith. "Imagine having to go to work every day as a nurse during a pandemic (that is getting worse as we are now in the red zone) and not being able to even have the right to choose which union you belong to." The group has asked for a meeting with government officials. The Department of Health, which was sent a copy of the LPNs' letter, was asked Thursday afternoon for a comment, but no response was received from the department spokesperson by publication time. Paradis said the group hasn't received any concrete answers about a meeting. "We're not confident about the response as of yet. But we hope that soon we will be able to talk," he said. Paradis explained that the 2,000 LPNs who work for the province's health authorities are currently grouped with 8,000 other hospital workers, including housekeeping, clerical and maintenance personnel — and not with the majority of health-care professionals that they have more in common with. "Right now, we're classified as 'patient services.' And we want to be classified as 'patient-care workers,' because that's what we are," he said. And when it comes to negotiating power, he said their relatively low number of voices can be muted by the will of the majority. "That's why we would like our own bargaining team," said Paradis. Equal pay Graham said the association would like to see LPNs in New Brunswick be paid the same as their colleagues in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, but that the concerns go beyond salary. She said the responsibility of LPNs has increased over the years along with the training requirements. What was once a one-year diploma was increased to 18 months in 2005, and to two years in 2012. But even since 2012, many LPNs were not allowed to perform all of the tasks they had been trained to do. And even when the government was desperate for nurses and increased the scope of practice for LPNs, Graham said their pay did not increase.
Tustin, CA, Jan. 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Freeze Tag (OTC: FRZT), a leading creator of location-based mobile social games, has launched a new over-the-air update of the Munzee app that focuses on ZeeOps, story-based missions that players can complete to earn rewards and special bonuses. The new update focuses on streamlining player onboarding, increasing daily activity, and offering more in-app purchase options. Alongside free daily ZeeOps missions that encourage players to participate in Munzee every day, the latest update has also revealed a new Secret Operations system featuring more advanced gameplay. Players can now purchase access to limited edition missions using the game’s in-app currency, Zeds. By completing missions, players can earn unique game pieces, achievement badges, and more. “We’ve always said Munzee is about playing your way,” said Rob Vardeman, President of Freeze Tag. “While Clan Wars gives players the opportunity to work together for rewards, ZeeOps gives players the opportunity to be rewarded for their solo efforts.” Secret Operations are sets of missions developed around a short storyline directed toward more advanced players. Mission requirements and rewards are chosen thoughtfully to fit within the context of that storyline. Starting with “Operation: WatchE.R.” in January, Freeze Tag has committed to developing several Secret Operations throughout the year. These themed operations will coincide with holidays and other events relevant to the Munzee player base. Players can locate this new content through the ZeeOps Hub in the lower right hand corner of the app’s main screen. This section allows players to see their Daily Mission requirements, and follow their progress on Secret Operations. Freeze Tag expects the changes to ZeeOps will lead to improved retention, and offer players new ways to spend Zeds within the app. ZeeOps is an advanced system that tests the skills of players through structured gameplay. The mission-based system guides players to focus on performing specific actions in the game, or hunting down specific munzee types. Upon completion, players can receive ZeeOps-exclusive game pieces, in-app-currency, or any other items available in the game. To learn more about ZeeOps visit the Munzee Help Guide. For more information about Munzee follow the Munzee Blog at https://www.munzeeblog.com/. About Freeze Tag, Inc. Freeze Tag, Inc. is a leading creator of mobile location-based games for consumers and businesses. Our portfolio includes hits such as Munzee, a social platform with over 8 million locations worldwide and hundreds of thousands of players that blends gamification and geolocation into an experience that rewards players for going places in the physical world, Garfield Go, a Pokemon Go style augmented reality game based on the iconic cat Garfield, WallaBee, an addictive collecting game with over 2,200 beautifully drawn digital cards, as well as many social mobile games that provide endless hours of family-friendly fun. We also offer our technology and services to businesses that want to leverage mobile gaming in their marketing and branding programs. For example, our Eventzee solution allows businesses to create private scavenger hunts in physical places such as malls, tradeshows, company events or campuses to create immersive brand experiences. For more information about Freeze Tag, go to: http://www.freezetag.com Forward Looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve substantial uncertainties and risks. These forward-looking statements are based upon our current expectations, estimates and projections and reflect our beliefs and assumptions based upon information available to us at the date of this release. We caution readers that forward-looking statements are predictions based on our current expectations about future events. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Our actual results, performance or achievements could differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements as a result of a number of factors, including but not limited to, our ability to market our games, and our ability to implement new changes and release them. We undertake no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statement for any reason. CONTACT: Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org 714-210-3850 x26
Luxury Card, a leader in the premium credit card market, revealed its partnership with AMOREPACIFIC, a luxury Korean skincare brand known for harnessing the power of Asian botanicals. Luxury Card members will now be able to enjoy special savings when shopping the brand’s full assortment of products at us.amorepacific.com.1
22 JANUARY 2021 NORTHERN VENTURE TRUST PLC ISSUE OF EQUITY AND TOTAL VOTING RIGHTS Northern Venture Trust PLC (“the Company”) announces that on 22 January 2021 it allotted 992,097 ordinary shares of 25p each to shareholders who agreed to subscribe for shares under the terms of the Company's Dividend Investment Scheme. The subscription price was 68.2p per share. Following the above allotment, there are 159,944,617 ordinary shares in issue. Application will be made at the earliest practicable opportunity for the new ordinary shares, which will rank pari passu with the existing ordinary shares, to be admitted to the Official List of the UK Listing Authority and to trading on the London Stock Exchange's market for listed securities, and dealings are expected to commence by 1 February 2021. In conformity with the Financial Conduct Authority’s Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules (the “DTRs”), the Company notifies the market that the capital of the Company consists of 159,944,617 ordinary shares with a nominal value of 25p each. All the ordinary shares have voting rights. The Company does not hold any ordinary shares in treasury. The total number of voting rights in the Company is therefore 159,944,617 (“the Figure”). The Figure may be used by a shareholder or other person as the denominator for the calculations by which he will determine if he is required to notify the voting rights he holds in relation to the Company, or a change to those voting rights, under the DTRs. Enquiries: Simon John/James Bryce, NVM Private Equity LLP - 0191 244 6000Website: www.nvm.co.uk Martin Glanfield, Chief Financial Officer, Mercia Asset Management PLC – 0330 223 1430Website: www.mercia.co.uk Neither the contents of the NVM Private Equity LLP or the Mercia Asset Management PLC website, nor the contents of any website accessible from hyperlinks on the NVM Private Equity LLP or Mercia Asset Management PLC website (or any other website), are incorporated into, or forms part of, this announcement.
As Windsor-Essex continues to have one of the highest COVID-19 case rates in Ontario, the health unit said it sent its community vaccination plan off to the provincial government on Wednesday. Two external groups, a task force and vaccine prioritization group, are assisting the health unit in working out the details of a plan that seeks to have an estimated 320,000 people vaccinated by September, said the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit's medical officer of health Dr. Wajid Ahmed and CEO Theresa Marentette This planning is being done as Windsor-Essex continues to be near the top of the charts with high COVID-19 rates. As of Thursday, Ahemd said that the region is second to Peel for the highest COVID-19 case rate in Ontario. Despite a slight downward trend the last few days, Winsdor-Essex still has a high positivity rate sitting at 8.4 per cent. To get the vaccine out, Marentette said during the health unit's board meeting Thursday that it wants to have local health resources help distribute the vaccine, when it is made available on a larger scale. This includes primary care physicians and pharmacies, she said, adding that mobile clinics and mass immunization clinics may also be used if the vaccine supply increases. "Overall the vaccination plan will use these modes of delivery to get as many people vaccinated as possible. Our target is by September to have as many people or everyone who wants the vaccine to be vaccinated," she said. But she said this can change depending on vaccine shipments. Earlier this week, Windsor Regional Hospital, which receives the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, said that supply problems means they have had to stop giving out the first dose of the vaccine. Hospital CEO David Musyj said in a statement that the delay also means that some people may have to wait longer than expected to receive their second dose. While the health unit will continue to follow the priority listing established by the province, Marentette said it is developing sub-prioritization categories in each group — a task that the prioritization committee that they have established is helping out with. "Where there is a vaccine delay or shortage of the vaccine ... there is a group that will have to look at the ethical framework and health equity lens to ensure that in the case of not enough vaccines that the priorities are established and that all stakeholders adhere to the prioritized groups," Marentette said. Ahmed said the prioritization committee includes members from six organizations: a local acute care hospital, University of Windsor's research ethics board, the Multicultural Council of Windsor-Essex, a local addiction and mental health service agency, Windsor Police Service and the Southern Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre. At this time, Marentette said they have already identified some key priority groups in Windsor-Essex that they hope to support in the next phase of the vaccine rollout. Those included are: First Nations, Metis and Inuit people. Seniors receiving chronic at-home care. People experiencing homelessness. Low speaking German community. Newcomers. Agri-farm workers. The health unit said that the final retirement home in the region has received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine Thursday evening. It is now relying on another shipment of the Moderna vaccine, that is expected early February, to provide the second dose to everyone that has received the first. Ahmed said it is working with St. Clair College to develop a landing page on the health unit's website that will outline who the current vaccine priority is and the steps people need to take to get the shots. No community vaccine list Health unit board member Rino Bortolin, who is also a Windsor city councillor for Ward 3, said he's received inquiries from seniors who are living in the community and are looking to sign up to receive the vaccine. Marentette said she has also received "a lot of calls" from people who want to be on a list. "People will be disappointed when they call right now because there is no list," she said. "I think there's a misconception ... people are expressing an interest, which is great because we want everyone to get vaccinated ... we want people to have access to the vaccine." The next step is to work with physicians, to likely have them directly reach out to their patients. The health unit said it is also getting help from Home and Community Care, which has a list of seniors who require chronic at-home support and will need to get the vaccine. Marentette added that she knows the health unit's communication hasn't been the best when it comes to next steps, but that they'll "do better." "[We are] recognizing that we need a broader communication strategy so people are not wondering what's happening and thinking there's a way to get on a list that doesn't exist or that we're somehow missing them," she said.