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MORRISBURG – Work has not begun yet on the Morrisburg Roundabout and Street Scape project, but shovels are still expected in the ground before the summer begins. The project, which will see a new roundabout constructed at the intersection of County Roads 2 and 31, along with improvements to CR2 in the business area of Morrisburg, was originally to be completed in 2020. The project was delayed by awaiting federal funding approval and the COVID-19 pandemic. Further delays occurred in January when the as-designed project was tendered and came back nearly $2 million over budget. Since then the project has undergone a redesign to some of the features around the street scape portion of the project. SDG Counties Transportation and Planning Director Ben deHaan said that the revisions are still underway but are expected to be close to a final product by April 23rd. “As we’ve gone through the revisions, we have been working very closely with South Dundas,” deHaan said. The design changes will not be going back to SDG Counties council for approval, rather to South Dundas council, which is a partner in the project. “My understanding is that [South Dundas] council will be formally reviewing and blessing the ‘revised’ design before it goes out to tender,” deHaan explained. He said he expected the project will be tendered in the first part of May. SDG usually follows a three-week tender period, which in this case is expected to be awarded at the end of May. County council will have to approve the final tender before shovels can go into the ground on the $4.2 million dollar project. “Provided things go as expected, I fully anticipate that this work will be done in 2021,” deHaan said. “The pandemic continues to make it somewhat difficult to make accurate predictions.” The province is currently under a six-week stay-at-home order and many construction projects have been shutdown. Municipal infrastructure falls under the essential construction category and is permitted to continue. The project received 73 per cent of its funding via the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program, a Federal-Provincial program. SDG Counties and the Municipality of South Dundas will split the remaining 27 per cent of the infrastructure project cost. Phillip Blancher, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Leader
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CORNWALL – The curve is not flat yet, but there are signs that infection rates are beginning to slow in the Eastern Ontario Health Unit region. Between April 16-19, the region added an average of 36 new COVID-19 infections per day to the overall tally, which is a slower rate than in the previous week. “Maybe we are seeing the effect of Easter gatherings starting to lessen,” said Dr. Paul Roumeliotis, medical officer of health for the EOHU. He said that the latest restrictions are starting to show an improvement, especially around key indicators like the rolling seven-day average of new cases per 100,000 people. But variants of concern are still making up a majority of new cases. “More than two-thirds of cases are VoCs,” Roumeliotis said. After weeks of increases to new cases in the region, the seven-day average for the EOHU topped out at 156.7 on April 15th, and as of April 19th stood at 130.8. Data from the Ministry of Health put the reproductive rate of the virus in the EOHU region at 1.25. This means 100 people with active COVID-19 infections would infect 125 people. New infections in densely populated areas like Cornwall have driven the numbers upwards. The region’s active case count as of April 19 was 510, a number unseen since mid-January in the height of the second wave. The new cases have pushed the regional tally of overall cases to 4,103 since the pandemic began. A surge of cases has also pushed intensive care units and the COVID-19 ICU in Cornwall to near capacity limits. ICU levels in the region are at 86 per cent occupancy, and the COVID-19 ICU is at 40 per cent. There are 33 people hospitalized, nine of those in ICU. The regional death count has increased to 93, an increase of four people from a week ago. Locally, South Dundas has added two new cases, increasing the active cases to four in the municipality, and 77 cases since the pandemic began. North Dundas has 13 active cases (118 total), South Stormont 36 active cases (272 total), and North Stormont 17 active cases (103 total). The City of Cornwall has about one-third of all active cases with 155. According to statistics compiled by the health unit through contact tracing those who contracted COVID-19 since September 1, 2021, 47 per cent of all cases are from household transmission. Household transmission includes gatherings in a private setting like a house or dinner party. Seven per cent of cases are contracted from congregate living settings such as long-term care homes. LTC homes were the first vaccinated so cases among residents are far rarer than before late-December 2020. Before the announced switch to remote-learning, cases in schools were increasing in the EOHU region and made up 24 per cent of case acquisitions. Public gatherings made up only six per cent of cases contracted, while workplace transmission accounted for five per cent. Eating at food premises like restaurants and bars accounted for only three per cent, and travel two per cent. The eight month data range includes cases contracted in both the second and current third wave of the pandemic. Vaccinations at the six major clinics continued this past week. Roumeliotis estimated that nearly 10,000 doses were administered between April 10-16. Since COVID-19 vaccines became available in the region, 37,889 vaccination doses have been administered. Phillip Blancher, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Leader
The Baltimore factory contracted to make Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine was dirty, didn’t follow proper manufacturing procedures and had poorly trained staff, resulting in contamination of material that was going to be put in the shots, U.S. regulators said Wednesday. The Food and Drug Administration released a statement and a 13-page report detailing findings from its recent inspection of the now-idle Emergent BioSciences factory. Agency inspectors said a batch of bulk drug substance for J&J's single-shot vaccine was contaminated with material used to make COVID-19 vaccines for another Emergent client, AstraZeneca. That batch, reportedly enough to make about 15 million J&J vaccine doses, had to be thrown out. Other problems cited in the inspection report were peeling paint, black and brown residue on floors and walls in the factory, inadequate cleaning and employees not following procedures to prevent contamination. Nothing made at the factory for J&J has been distributed, the FDA noted. The nearly 8 million doses of J&J vaccine given in the U.S. came from Europe. Both Emergent and Johnson & Johnson said Wednesday that they are working to fix the problems as quickly as possible. After quality problems surfaced late last month, J&J took control of the factory. The Biden administration now is working to move AstraZeneca vaccine manufacturing to another factory. AstraZeneca's vaccine is not yet authorized in the U.S. The Baltimore factory halted all production late last week at the request of the FDA. The agency hasn’t given emergency approval to the factory, which is needed before any vaccine material made there can be distributed. All the bulk vaccine substance Emergent has made, plus early batches made there and then put in vials and packaged by other J&J contractors, are being stored and will undergo additional testing by the FDA, the agency said. “We are doing everything we can to ensure that the COVID-19 vaccines that are given to the people of this nation have met the agency’s high standards for quality, safety and effectiveness," the FDA said. At the moment, use of the J&J vaccine is on hold in the U.S. as government health officials investigate its possible connection to very rare blood clots. Their decision on whether to allow the vaccine to be given could come Friday. On Tuesday, the European Medicines Agency’s safety committee said its review found the blood clots are a very rare side effect but that the J&J vaccine's benefits outweigh that risk. Emergent, a little-known drug manufacturing contractor, was granted a major role in the Trump administration's response to the coronavirus. The company has been repeatedly cited by the FDA for problems ranging from poorly trained employees to cracked vials and mould around one of its facilities, according to records obtained by The Associated Press. FDA inspectors started checking the Emergent factory in Baltimore on April 12 and finished their investigation on Tuesday. The inspectors reviewed security camera footage that showed employees carrying unsealed bags of medical waste around in the factory, with the bags touching materials ready to be used to make vaccine batches. The footage also showed employees moving between manufacturing areas for the two vaccines without documenting whether they changed protective gowns and showered in between, as required. The inspection report noted that Emergent didn't sufficiently investigate the contamination of the later-discarded J&J batch and didn't appear to have done any extra cleaning after the contamination was discovered. "There is no assurance that other batches have not been subject to cross-contamination," the report stated. It also noted that the factory had inadequate procedures for assuring that the vaccine substance met all quality and purity requirements. It’s unclear how long it will take the companies to resolve all the problems at the factory, known as Bayview. J&J has pledged to provide 100 million doses for the U.S. by the end of May and 1 billion doses globally by the end of the year. “Right now, we can’t speculate on any potential impact this could have on the timing of our vaccine deliveries,” J&J said in a statement. ___ The Associated Press Health and Science Department receives support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Department of Science Education. The AP is solely responsible for all content. Linda A. Johnson, The Associated Press
OTTAWA — Deputy Minister Chrystia Freeland is urging Canadian companies to have patience as the federal government faces growing questions about reopening the economy and border. The Canadian Chamber of Commerce hosted Freeland at a virtual event today to discuss the budget, and she was pressed on the government's plans to end the border closure. Public Safety Minister Bill Blair on Tuesday extended restrictions on non-essential travel from overseas and across the border with the U.S. for another month. Without asking for specific dates, Chamber president Perrin Beatty suggested the government could lay out the criteria it will use to determine whether the border restrictions can end. Freeland refused to provide any specifics, however, acknowledging Canadian companies want predictability before repeatedly underscoring the unpredictable nature of COVID-19. Freeland, who is also Canada’s finance minister, said everyone needs to be flexible at the moment as the country continues grappling with the pandemic. And she suggested rapid-testing kits could soon be flowing to companies even as she encouraged all Canadians to get vaccinated as quickly as possible. This report by The Canadian Press was first published Apr. 21, 2021. The Canadian Press
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MORRISBURG – If you live in South Dundas, receiving a COVID-19 vaccine has meant having to leave the municipality to go to a clinic or a pharmacy. That may be changing soon. The Eastern Ontario Health Unit is working on a plan to offer a vaccination clinic in South Dundas by the first week of May. EOHU Medical Officer of Health Dr. Paul Roumeliotis explained during his April 19th media briefing that details were still being worked out. “We’re aiming for the end of April or the first week of May,” he said, adding he had been on the phone with South Dundas Mayor Steven Byvelds earlier Monday to discuss the matter. “We’re just trying to figure out where the best place would be.” He said the EOHU is looking at the Morrisburg Arena as a possible location now that the ice has been removed for the season, but that facility has some accessibility challenges. “The problem is it was built in the ‘60s and accessibility is an issue, so we’re looking at ways around it,” said Roumeliotis adding that the health unit is also looking at Seaway District High School in Iroquois. “We are actively doing on-site visits at this point,” he said. “We have always offered our help to Dr. Paul and the Eastern Ontario Health Unit to set up some sort of vaccination clinic in South Dundas knowing the needs of our residents are just as important as anywhere else,” South Dundas Mayor Steven Byvelds told The Leader. The municipality has offered facilities like the Morrisburg Arena and Matilda Hall as large venues. “In our current discussions we are looking at the Morrisburg Arena as a suitable mass vaccination clinic,” Byvelds explained. There are some slight accessibility issues to address with the arena but Byvelds said the municipality is working on those with the health unit. A similar arena type of mass vaccination clinic recently held at the Joel Steele Arena in Winchester vaccinated about 1,000 people in a day. Byvelds said he hopes the arena will be the site chosen for South Dundas even though the arena is not technically in the geographic centre of the municipality. “It’s central-south. It’s closer to where more of the population resides,” he said. “In this day and age we need to try to get the most number of people, especially those who live in settings where more people congregate and the villages tend to be that way.” South Dundas has been a vaccine desert since supply first reached the EOHU in late December. The nearest health unit clinics are in Winchester and Cornwall.Both administer the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine. There are six pharmacies in the EOHU region approved to vaccinate using the AstraZeneca vaccine, one in Winchester and two in Cornwall. Two of the three pharmacies in South Dundas have applied to administer COVID-19 vaccinations. Neither Seaway Valley Pharmacy in Morrisburg, nor Gilmer Pharmacy in Iroquois have received approval or supply yet. Roumeliotis said that he has been working on trying to get approval from the Ontario government for more pharmacies. “We’re working on it,” he said. “We have asked to add, particularly in that area, South Dundas and Ingleside as well.” Roumeliotis said he has been working with Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry MPP Jim McDonell on it with a bit of optimism. “Looking at AstraZeneca uptake and numbers coming in we’ve asked to add more,” he explained. “We were told we can have potentially as many [pharmacies] as we had for flu vaccinations.” There are between 30 and 40 pharmacies in the EOHU region that offered flu vaccinations according to Roumeliotis. “I’m hoping we can get some news on that,” he added. The provincial government last expanded COVID-19 vaccinations in pharmacies on April 11th. Phillip Blancher, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Leader
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One of the burning issues council for the MD of Pincher Creek has faced this past year is the process in which residents are billed for emergency fire services. Traditionally, the Pincher Creek Emergency Services Commission has billed municipalities for costs related to extinguishing fires, with the municipalities then billing the respective resident to recuperate the cost. When MD residents were billed $66,000 for last summer’s Snake Trail fire, however, the situation ignited debate around how fair the PCESC’s firefighting rates were. MD council is also reviewing with the commission an alternative invoicing structure so the municipality would no longer need to play the middleman in dealing with bills. Council has paid the $66,000 PCESC bill for the Snake Trail fire and has approved waiving the residents’ payment deadline and late fees in the hope that the commission will adjust the firefighting charges. The April 13 regular council meeting saw council extend the grace period an additional 90 days. Since the PCESC meetings are not open to the public, director of finance Meghan Dobie suggested inviting Chief Dave Cox to discuss the Snake Trail fire bill at the May 11 council meeting. “The ratepayers that have been really affected by this wouldn’t get a chance to hear from him unless he does it in front of our council,” Ms. Dobie said, adding that further communication needed to be extended to the property owners about where council was at in regards to negotiations about the bills with the commission. “We don’t want ratepayers to pay them until we’ve worked though some of these kinks,” she said. The issue of continuing to extend the billing deadline involves the allotted time frames insurance companies establish in processing claims. For that reason, said chief administrative officer Troy MacCulloch, it was important to discuss with the affected residents their insurance plans to determine how much of the $66,000 bill could be covered if no changes ultimately were made. “Ideally this is not where we’d want to go, but we want to have this conversation and keep that channel open with the ratepayers to let them know that we are working on this but we are beholden to the commission at this time,” CAO MacCulloch added. While not opposed to waiving the billing deadline, Coun. Quentin Stevick said the time was drawing near for the MD to take action. “We’ve kicked this can around a lot, and it seems like we just keep kicking it into the neighbour’s yard, which happens to be emergency services,” Coun. Stevick said. Once the $66,000 bill is revisited and insurance coverage considered, he continued, the MD should just absorb the cost instead of passing it on to the landowners. “There’s been no determination of a cause; there’s no one that can be held culpable for this. The five residents who own land adjoining our MD road are being held financially responsible for something that they didn’t do,” he said. “I think very seriously we as an MD council need to be writing off the difference.” Coun. Terry Yagos agreed. “We’re hoping when the chief comes back he’s going to relook at the charges and make a change in it, and probably what’s not covered we’ll have to pick it up. These guys didn’t do anything wrong; it wasn’t their mistake, it wasn’t their fault,” he said. “Right now let’s hope the chief comes back with a new charge, and it’s something that’s easier for us to live with.” A formal decision on writing off the Snake Trail fire will be made at a later council meeting. Burmis and Beaver Mines Since the MD requested a review on how the PCESC handles billing, bills will continue to be sent according to the existing structure. With multiple fires typically occurring each summer, Coun. Rick Lemire said the issue would be ongoing. “We’re looking at a drought and we’re in a fire ban and it’s April, so keep your hats on — this could pile up pretty quick,” he said. Two bills have already been sent to the MD since the request to review the billing structure was made: a house fire off Highway 3 and a garage fire in Beaver Mines, which cost $12,000 and $2,825 respectively. With the MD awaiting word on if changes to firefighting rates will be implemented, Ms. Dobie said the municipality was stuck in an awkward position of still being obligated to pay for bills it didn’t agree with. Currently, the MD has also waived the bill deadline for the two residents, though again concerns with insurance timelines meant a decision should be made regarding payment. “We are still getting billed under the old model, and will continue to get billed until there are those formal changes that are done,” she said. Though still questioning the rate amounts for extinguishing the fires, Coun. Stevick said the MD’s actions towards the two residential fires needed to be different than what could be done for the Snake Trail fire. “Both of these bills have a point of origin for the fire,” he said. “My sympathies go out to the individuals who had these fires, but there is a point of origin. We are under the current regulations and we are responsible to pay the emergency services.” As a result, he added, the bills should be forwarded to the individuals, with the MD’s role of middleman clearly explained. What precedent the MD set, said Coun. Yagos, was also important to consider. “We’ve got to be careful too because other people have paid inflated bills in the past, and all of a sudden we say ‘OK, you guys don’t have to pay this.’ Other people might come and say ‘Hey, what about us?’ ” he said. “We’ve got to be careful. We’re opening up a can of worms here.” Council ultimately voted in favour of paying the PCESC bill and then invoicing the residents for the costs of extinguishing the fires. Administration was also directed to communicate with each landowner that council was willing to work with them on a one-on-one basis if insurance coverage was denied or insufficient. Next meeting MD council’s next meeting will be held Tuesday, April 27, at 1 p.m. An online agenda will be made available at bit.ly/MDcouncil and the link to attend the virtual meeting can be accessed at www.mdpinchercreek.ab.ca. Sean Oliver, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Shootin' the Breeze
Glenroy Sustainable Packaging Family of sustainable flexible packaging options from Glenroy, Inc. MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis., April 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Glenroy® Inc., a leading sustainable flexible packaging company and the exclusive converter of the premade STANDCAP Pouch, has announced the availability of Glenroy Sustainable Packaging, its portfolio of sustainable flexible packaging to help brand owners in the food, pharmaceutical, pet food & treats, nutraceutical, personal care and household products industries achieve their sustainability goals and address the global waste issue. In this first phase, the Glenroy Sustainable Packaging portfolio features recyclable pouches and film laminations that qualify for the How2Recycle® store drop-off label program, post-consumer recycled (PCR) pouches and film laminations made with up to 53% recycled content and the eco-friendly premade STANDCAP Pouch in a PCR format with up to 48% recycled content. “Glenroy is dedicated to being an active participant in the circular economy by finding ways to make our flexible packaging more eco-friendly,” said Evan Arnold, Vice President of Business Development at Glenroy. “The Glenroy Sustainable Packaging portfolio offers recyclable and PCR options for brands in most industries to not only meet their stated sustainability goals, but also provide flexible packaging options that their consumers can feel good about.” As a sustainable flexible packaging company, Glenroy has been dedicated to preserving the environment through operating efficiencies and flexible packaging development. Their team of professionals continues to work with brand owners, partners and vendors to find new ways to reduce the impact on the environment. The Glenroy Sustainable Packaging portfolio is poised to enable the circular economy and provides another step in the right direction to address the global waste issue. “As a part of the flexible packaging industry, we are focused more than ever on delivering sustainable flexible packaging solutions for our customers, retailers and consumers,” stated Steve Nichols, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Glenroy. “Our lightweight flexible packaging already offers an eco-friendly impact compared to alternative package formats, but adding recyclable and PCR flexible packaging options increases the positive environmental impact exponentially. We’re excited about the future of flexible packaging.” Glenroy has a development pipeline of sustainable flexible packaging innovations that will be added to the Glenroy Sustainable Packaging portfolio. Future sustainable flexible packaging options will be announced as they become available. Learn more about the Glenroy Sustainable Packaging portfolio at glenroy.com/sustainability. About Glenroy Inc. Glenroy, Inc. is a leading sustainable flexible packaging company and the exclusive converter of the premade STANDCAP Pouch, an eco-friendly, award winning inverted pouch. Headquartered in suburban Milwaukee, WI since 1965, Glenroy manufactures sustainable flexible packaging films and stand-up pouches for a variety of end uses, including food & beverage, household products, personal care, pharmaceutical, pet food & treats, nutritional, cosmetic, medical device, and industrial. For more information on Glenroy's sustainable flexible packaging solutions, visit www.glenroy.com or call (800) 824-1482. Editorial Contact: Ken Brunnbauer800-824-1482 firstname.lastname@example.org A photo accompanying this announcement is available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/0aed052d-1f6a-4f36-8e82-05d712c874fd
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A German woman accused of joining the Islamic State group in Syria after traveling there with her young daughter was convicted on Wednesday of participating in a terrorist organization and other offenses. The state court in Duesseldorf sentenced the 35-year-old, whom prosecutors have identified only as Nurten J. in line with German privacy rules, to four years and three months in prison. The court said that she moved to Syria in February 2015 with her daughter, then aged 3, and joined IS, marrying a high-ranking member of the extremist group and living in several apartments whose inhabitants had been driven out by IS.
NEW YORK, April 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vornado Realty Trust (NYSE:VNO) announced today that it will file its quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2021 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and issue its first quarter earnings release on Monday, May 3, 2021, after the New York Stock Exchange has closed. The Company will host a quarterly earnings conference call and an audio webcast on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time (ET). The conference call can be accessed by dialing 888-771-4371 (domestic) or 847-585-4405 (international) and indicating to the operator the passcode 50145196. A live webcast of the conference call will be available on Vornado’s website at www.vno.com in the Investor Relations section and an online playback of the webcast will be available on the website following the conference call. Vornado Realty Trust is a fully-integrated equity real estate investment trust. CONTACT Thomas Sanelli(212) 894-7000 Certain statements contained herein may constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. For a discussion of factors that could materially affect the outcome of our forward-looking statements and our future results and financial condition, see “Risk Factors” in Part I, Item 1A, of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020. Such factors include, among others, risks associated with the timing of and costs associated with property improvements, financing commitments and general competitive factors. Currently, one of the most significant factors is the ongoing adverse effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on our business, financial condition, results of operations, cash flows, operating performance and the effect it has had and may continue to have on our tenants, the global, national, regional and local economies and financial markets and the real estate market in general. The extent of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic will depend on future developments, including the duration of the pandemic, which are highly uncertain at this time but that impact could be material. Moreover, you are cautioned that the COVID-19 pandemic will heighten many of the risks identified in "Item 1A. Risk Factors" in Part I of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020.
Julianna Margulies had no idea just how much her life would change after being cast in NBC's hit medical drama ER in 1994. Detailing her tumultuous childhood and journey to Hollywood in her new memoir, "Sunshine Girl: An Unexpected Life," the actress, 54, who married attorney Keith Lieberthal, 48, in 2007, also remembers meeting one very handsome costar that day in the makeup trailer. "And he could not have been kinder or sweeter," she says.
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U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, the top Senate Democrat on antitrust issues, said Apple's announcement that it would introduce the AirTag tracker device was "timely" as it was the kind of conduct that her panel planned to discuss at a hearing on Wednesday. Apple Inc announced on Tuesday that it would begin selling AirTags, which can be attached to items like car keys to help users find them when they are lost. The move puts Apple in direct competition with Tile, which has sold a similar tracking device for more than a decade.