Preventive medicine specialist & True Health Initiative president Dr. David Katz joins Yahoo Finance’s Kristin Myers to discuss the U.S. averaging more than 70,000 new coronavirus cases a day over a week.
Preventive medicine specialist & True Health Initiative president Dr. David Katz joins Yahoo Finance’s Kristin Myers to discuss the U.S. averaging more than 70,000 new coronavirus cases a day over a week.
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"I feel particularly embarrassed knowing first-hand how hard people have worked to combat this terrible illness," the singer said about her London gathering.
Josh Elman is moving over to Apple, he announced on Twitter today, saying he will be focused on the company's App Store and helping "customers discover the best apps for them." Asked for more details about his new role, Elman referred us to Apple, which confirmed his employment but declined to offer more, including about his new title. Certainly, Elman has plenty of experience with fast-growing technologies and popular apps in particular.
The BBC's commercial arm said it had made a 'concerted effort … to address imbalances within its workforce'.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Jacksonville Jaguars have arguably the most attractive general manager opening in the NFL. It might not be close, either.They have several building blocks in place, including pass rusher Josh Allen, linebacker Myles Jack, running back James Robinson and receiver DJ Chark. They have 11 draft picks in 2021, including two first-rounders and probably four in the top 50. They will have close to $100 million in salary cap space.Throw in the Florida weather, nearby beaches, no state income tax and a patient owner who’s willing to spend big, and the Jaguars (1-10) should be able to entice just about anyone to come to Jacksonville and take over a team poised for a quick turnaround.The next GM will be able to select his quarterback and his head coach. He also will be able to put his touch on the league’s youngest roster that’s shown potential by playing closer-than-expected games against Houston, Green Bay and Cleveland in November. Jacksonville had chances to tie or win each in the waning minutes.Nonetheless, owner Shad Khan fired general manager Dave Caldwell following the team’s 10th consecutive loss, parting ways Sunday after a series of head-scratching quarterback decisions and equally egregious debacles involving first-round picks.Khan also kept coach Doug Marrone and his staff in place through the end of the season, almost certainly ensuring a total reboot for the floundering franchise.“I think there’s a foundation," Marrone said. "I think it’ll attract many people. Who wouldn’t want to work for someone that’s going to give you all the support that you need? That’s what you want.”Change was long overdue. It probably should have happened in 2016, after Jacksonville lost 48 of 62 games with Caldwell and coach Gus Bradley directing a roster rebuild.It probably should have happened in 2019, after personnel chief Tom Coughlin, Caldwell and Marrone dismantled one of the most talented teams in franchise history.Along with other notable errors, the trio let receiver Allen Robinson leave; chose running back Leonard Fournette over quarterbacks Deshaun Watson and Patrick Mahomes; re-signed flawed quarterback Blake Bortles; overpaid oft-injured quarterback Nick Foles; and ruined relationships with cornerback Jalen Ramsey and pass rusher Yannick Ngakoue to the point where both essentially forced trades.Near the end of their tenure, the NFL Players Association had warned free agents about signing with Jacksonville because of Coughlin’s overbearing ways. The locker room was filled with infighting publicly, and the coaching staff and front office were pointing fingers at each other privately.Khan stopped short of a house cleaning both times, first pinning blame on Bradley and then on Coughlin.Caldwell and Marrone got another chance to show what they could do without Coughlin. They failed miserably, losing more consecutive games in a single season than anyone in the team's previous 25 years.They gambled on second-year QB Gardner Minshew, and he showed holes in his game. They rolled the dice with the league’s youngest defence, and it allowed at least 30 points in six straight games. And the team’s latest first-round picks, cornerback CJ Henderson and defensive end K’Lavon Chaisson, look like reaches at Nos. 9 and 20, respectively.Caldwell couldn't defend any of it, especially not the mounting losses.It was time to go in a different direction.WHAT’S WORKINGRobinson continues to impress, even though opponents know he’s the team’s No. 1 option. He finished with a career-high 159 yards from scrimmage against Cleveland and became the NFL’s first undrafted rookie with 1,100 yards from scrimmage in his first 11 career games.WHAT NEEDS HELPThe Jags need better execution with 2-point conversions. They have been successful twice in eight attempts, including three straight misfires. They had chances to tie Houston and Cleveland with 2-point tries late and failed both times.STOCK UPRookie Collin Johnson caught four passes for a career-high 96 yards against the Browns, including a 46-yard score in the first quarter. It was the second-longest touchdown by a Jacksonville player in 2020 and the longest TD reception by a Jaguars rookie since 2017.STOCK DOWNMinshew (thumb) was inactive Sunday despite throwing last week, and with veteran Mike Glennon playing well in his first start since 2017, it’s possible Minshew might not see the field again in 2020.INJUREDRookie defensive tackle DaVon Hamilton’s right knee isn't "as bad as we thought,” Marrone said. Hamilton is headed to injured reserve, but he should be healthy enough for off-season workouts in March.KEY NUMBER6 — number of players remaining from Caldwell's first five draft classes (2013-17), and only one of those (Myles Jack) is certain to return in 2021.NEXT STEPSJacksonville has a lose-lose game at Minnesota on Sunday. If the Jaguars lose, they lower the second-round pick they got from the Vikings in exchange for DE Ngakoue. If Jacksonville wins, it risks dropping out of the second overall draft spot.___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFLMark Long, The Associated Press
NEW YORK — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially Monday:Moderna Inc., up $25.71 to $152.74.The biotechnology company said it would ask U.S. and European regulators to allow emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine.S&P Global Inc., up $10.21 to $351.78.The financial information company is buying data provider IHS Markit in a $44 billion all-stock deal.Slack Technologies Inc., up $2.21 to $42.88.Salesforce.com is reportedly preparing to buy the work-messaging company, according to media reports.Nikola Corp., down $7.52 to $20.41.General Motors abandoned a planned $2 billion investment in the electric vehicle maker.JetBlue Airways Corp., down 62 cents to $15.09.The airline warned investors its revenue would fall sharply during the fourth quarter.Facebook Inc., down 84 cents to $276.97.The social media company faces new federal and state antitrust lawsuits, according to the Wall Street Journal.Carnival Corp., down $1.60 to $19.98.Concerns over rising virus cases weighed on cruise line operators and other companies that depend on travellers.Novavax Inc., up $13.81 to $139.50.The biotechnology company gave investors an encouraging update on its program to develop a COVID-19 vaccine.slowdown in store traffic but strong online spending.The Associated Press
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Hamilton may be eligible for a new program to support patients on the wait list for long-term care and their caregivers, the province announced Friday. The community paramedicine program launched by the Ministry of Long-Term Care last month involves paramedics working outside their traditional roles to help seniors on long-term care wait lists stay at home longer. They can provide assessments and referrals, wellness clinics, home visits and remote monitoring. “Paramedics can mobilize very quickly ... you have this skilled profession that can provide the services that people need especially on the medical side,” said Russell King, chief of paramedic services for Brantford-Brant, one of the first five communities to participate in the program when it launched. On Oct. 30, the province announced up to $5 million to expand existing community paramedicine programs to provide at-home care to patients on long-term care wait lists. On Nov. 27, the province named 29 additional communities that could be eligible, including Hamilton, Halton Region, Norfolk County and Niagara Region. Brantford-Brant is in the process of launching the program. Glen Cunnane, community paramedic supervisor, said the program will also support patients and families who decide not to pursue long-term care due to the spread of COVID-19 in facilities. “There may be a little bit of hesitation there that may lead to more people staying at home,” he said, adding the program is expected to reduce emergency room visits by offering 24-7 access to care. The program is fully funded by the province and will also offer home visits, ongoing monitoring, and referrals to home care and community resources. To be eligible, the City of Hamilton must express interest to the ministry and meet other criteria. That includes the ability for the city’s existing community paramedic program to expand “quickly” to support its target population, having enough advanced care paramedics without compromising emergency services and the support of the LHIN. “The long-term setting right now, there just quite simply is not enough beds for the demand,” said Cunnane. “That demand for admission into long-term care is going to continue to grow at a rate quicker than they’re going to be able to build capacity into the system.” Maria Iqbal, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Hamilton Spectator
On Monday, OrganiGram Holdings (NASDAQ: OGI) became the latest marijuana company to post its quarterly results, divulging its fiscal fourth-quarter 2020 figures. For the quarter, OrganiGram booked 20.4 million Canadian dollars ($15.7 million) in net revenue, which was up from both the third-quarter figure of CA$18 million ($13.9 million) and the year-ago result of CA$16.3 million ($12.5 million). OrganiGram's take rose largely because of its rollout of a host of new products.
The once-mighty Topshop has fallen on hard times, and could have a new owner soon. Here, WWD takes a look at the rise and fall of a British retail player.
Bitcoin soared to a record high against the dollar on Monday, as its 2020 rally steamed ahead. The digital unit touched an all-time peak of $19,864.15, breaking its prior record set nearly three years ago. Bitcoin overall has gained more than 170% this year, fueled by a demand for riskier assets amid unprecedented fiscal and monetary stimulus, hunger for assets perceived as resistant to inflation, and expectations that cryptocurrencies would win mainstream acceptance. Bitcoin's 12-year history has been peppered with steep gains and equally sharp drops. Compared to traditional assets, its market is highly opaque. But analysts say the bitcoin market has evolved since 2017, now boasting a functioning derivatives market and custody services by major financial firms.
The S&P 500 index ended lower on Monday as investors took profits following a sharp rally in recent weeks that led to the benchmark's best November ever. Nine out of 11 of the major S&P 500 sectors fell, with the energy index tumbling 5.4% and leading losses, tracking a drop in crude prices. The S&P 500 technology index rose 0.7%, thanks in part to a 2.1% rise in Apple Inc shares.
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With the end of Donald Trump’s only term as president inching closer and closer, the lame-duck POTUS hasn’t exactly been shy about exercising his power while he still has it — and before he has to get out of the White House for good. From approving death sentences to tightening food stamp eligibility, Trump is wasted no time trying to enact several significant last-minute regulations. Trump’s rush to make big moves hasn’t gone unnoticed, and has many wondering if these last-ditch efforts will weigh down the incoming Biden administration. It’s no surprise that Trump is committed to causing heaps of trouble in his last days — because gambling with people’s lives has always been a game to him — but what is surprising is just how much trouble a lame-duck like Trump could actually cause. Here are some of the biggest ways Trump could still have an impact during the last days of his presidency. Expanding how death row inmates can be killed The Trump administration has already approved alternative ways for death row inmates to be killed other than lethal injection. States are now allowed to include methods like poisonous gas and firing squads to carry out death sentences, officially allowing the change with the phrase “any other manner prescribed by the law of the state in which the sentence was imposed” in the Federal Register. Why do this at all? With recent outcries over the inhumanity of lethal injection (and, of course, the death penalty, period), Trump probably just wants to make it easier for states to kill more people, more quickly. Putting caps on student visa lengths This rule, proposed by ICE, would “modify the period of authorized stay for certain categories of nonimmigrants traveling to the United States” and instead give a blanket “maximum period of authorized stay, and options for extensions,” according to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. ICE stated that their need for this rule was to “reduce overstay rates for nonimmigrant students,” but it just sounds like another way to make America an inhospitable place for people from other countries. Cool. Reducing the income of immigrant farm workers This already-finalized rule will freeze the monetary scale farm employers use to decide how much they’ll pay immigrant workers who are in the U.S on H-2A work visas, and U.S.-born farm workers for two years. Because, you know, farm workers — especially immigrants — already make so much money, of course they can spare some. Workers are more likely to be classified as “independent contractors” and not “employees” This proposed rule by the Department of Labor would “determine whether a worker is an employee under the Fair Labor Standards Act,” according to the Department’s website. Factors including how much control the worker would have over their work and an “economic reality” test, that would determine how much the worker is actually dependent on their employer (and the benefits that come with being an employee) would be considered. In short, it’s just another way to recuse business owners from paying for benefits, like health insurance, for their workers. Revising food stamp eligibility This proposed rule would change household eligibility for the national Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) based off participation in the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families program. If someone partakes in the latter’s cash program or additional assistance from them, they will not qualify for SNAP. Apparently, Trump doesn’t mind thinking about the millions of Americans who depend on this program to feed themselves and their children. Allowing transgender people to be essentially be barred from homeless shelters This proposed rule would require transgender people to be assigned to homeless shelters funded by the Housing and Urban Development based on their biological sex and not their gender identity. This would effectively prohibit transgender people from being able to take advantage of homeless shelters. Restricting asylum eligibility This proposed rule would allow the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security to “propose changes to the regulations regarding applications for asylum,” according to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. The departments would be able to make those changes based on what they deem as “credible fear determinations or reasonable fear determinations.” Sounds like racial, religious, and ethnic profiling to us! The EPA will not be allowed to use certain scientific studies when making new policies This rule, currently in consideration, would limit the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from using some scientific studies while crafting new policies. According to ProPublica, this rule would “limit the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to consider scientific research where the raw data isn’t completely public. It could exclude many epidemiology and public health studies where the raw data contains private medical information.” What this effectively does is make it more difficult to use scientific research in a way that benefits all our lives. Great! Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Trump Plans To Execute 5 Federal PrisonersNo, Trump Can't Pardon Himself — Here's WhyTrump Is Now Retweeting...Randy Quaid
The family of a man who lived at a Hamilton long-term care home are speaking out about their battle with the facility to allow them to be considered essential visitors before his death. Sisters Sandie Berenger and Janet Volkes say Heritage Green Nursing Home in Stoney Creek threw “unnecessary” hurdles in their way as they tried to visit their father even though they’d been designated his caregivers. “They just kept putting out roadblocks trying to control who came in,” said Volkes. Berenger was the power of attorney for their father, Norman Hoar, and wrote to Heritage Green that she and Volkes were his essential caregivers. She emailed the director of care and submitted a printout of the note to the home’s front desk. Both sisters, who sit on the home’s family council, got COVID-19 tests per provincial guidelines, and after receiving results, Volkes called Heritage Green to book a visit. She says she was passed on to someone else to book a 30-minute lobby visit instead of one in her father’s room. Volkes went ahead with the visit Nov. 1, intending to followup for essential visitor status afterward. It ended up being her last visit. Heritage Green administrator Scott Kozachenko did not respond to multiple email and telephone requests for an interview. The Spectator previously reported about Berenger, Volkes and their father when Hamilton’s first COVID-19 outbreak was announced at the home in March. At the time, family members of residents and the union representing workers were concerned about a lack of communication about its spread. Their fight for access began in October, after the Ontario government updated its visitor policy for long-term care homes in September. Previously, during the first wave, an “essential visitor” was defined as someone “performing essential support services or a person visiting a very ill or palliative resident.” The province clarified that that included family caregivers. Under the policy, residents in long-term care or their substitute decision-makers can designate up to two caregivers who can visit residents any time without time limits, subject to direction from the local public health unit. As of Nov. 23, when Hamilton entered the red zone, the province requires essential caregivers to be tested weekly for COVID-19 and show proof of a negative test result before visiting. Jacqueline Durlov, a city communications officer, said long-term care facilities can introduce more restrictions than what the province requires to ensure safety. “It’s really the facility’s responsibility to provide the safest environment for their residents,” she said. Heritage Green did not respond to questions about their essential visitor policies. Volkes says when she followed up with Heritage Green’s administration after her lobby visit, she was told the home would hold a conference call to discuss policies with her first. “I just see it as a big stalling tactic,” said Volkes. “I had gotten to the point that if this had gone on any further, I was going to hire a lawyer.” But a few days later, her father’s condition suddenly became worse. On Nov. 5, he was moved to Juravinski Hospital, where he became palliative. He died the next day. “It’s been incredibly heartbreaking and stressful,” said Volkes, noting she and her sister visited Hoar in hospital. “They made my life hell unnecessarily.” As for Berenger, when she called to book an appointment, she says she was asked how she would be caring for her father. She listed off different tasks, including that she was going to tidy out his room for the first time since February. She got in. “You had to say the right words,” said Berenger. On her last visit before her father was sent to hospital, Berenger brought her father lunch. After about an hour and a half, she was told to leave because staff were changing shifts. Berenger said while staff took good care of her father, she feels like she had to prove she was providing essential care to get into the home. She thinks the facility was nervous about COVID-19 entering the home, but doesn’t think it’s fair for families or the residents. “The long-term care should trust families,” said Berenger. “We’re there to help them. We’re not their enemies.” In an earlier interview, Dr. Amit Arya said family caregivers provide essential services that reduce the workload of long-term care staff. “In many circumstances when homes were short-staffed, family caregivers were the glue that tried to hold things together,” said the assistant professor in palliative care at McMaster University. He noted family members often provide hands-on care and, importantly, help relieve isolation. He added when family members were shut out of long-term care homes in the first wave, residents were left “doubly vulnerable.” “There weren’t enough staff to look after them and their family wasn’t there either,” Arya said. “People literally suffered and died alone.” Last month in Toronto, a 90-year-old woman in a retirement home accelerated her application for medically assisted death after her health began a steady decline during the pandemic. Social isolation and loneliness were already a “serious health risk” for seniors before the pandemic, leading to cognitive decline and a higher risk of infection, falls and mortality, Arya noted. Family members also had to face separation from their loved ones and, in some cases, grieve without closure. He said visitor policies need to balance all of those risks. “We cannot make people’s lives only about infection control,” Arya said. “They need to allow family caregivers in.”Maria Iqbal, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Hamilton Spectator
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Canada's budget deficit is forecast to hit a historic C$381.6 billion ($293.9 billion) on COVID-19 emergency aid, with the federal government eyeing C$100 billion in stimulus to be rolled out once the virus is under control, the finance department said on Monday. The forecast deficit is 11.2% higher than projected in July, mostly due to C$25.1 billion in new COVID-19 and recovery spending, along with higher-than-expected emergency support costs. "We are living through a very virulent second wave of the coronavirus and I think we all know winter will be difficult," Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland told reporters.
UDR, Inc. (the "Company") (NYSE: UDR), announced today that it has priced an offering of $350 million aggregate principal amount of 1.900% senior unsecured medium-term notes due March 15, 2033. The notes were priced at 99.578% of the principal amount, plus accrued interest from December 14, 2020 to yield 1.939% to maturity.
NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION, IN WHOLE OR IN PART DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN AUSTRALIA, CANADA, JAPAN OR THE UNITED STATES OR ANY OTHER JURISDICTION IN WHICH SUCH RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION WOULD BE UNLAWFUL.Oslo, 30 November 2020. Reference is made to the stock exchange release from Saga Pure ASA ("SAGA " or the "Company") published on 30 October 2020 regarding a contemplated private placement (the "Private Placement"). The Company is pleased to announce that it has raised NOK 54.4 million in gross proceeds through the Private Placement of 34,000,000 new shares (the "Offer Shares"), at a price per share of NOK 1.60 (the "Subscription Price"). Fearnley Securities AS acted as Sole Manager and Bookrunner (the "Manager") for the Private Placement. The Private Placement was well oversubscribed. The net proceeds from the Private Placement will be used to strengthen the Company's investment capacity in the green investment universe and for general corporate purposes. Notification of allotment of the Offer Shares including settlement instructions will be sent to the applicants through a notification from the Manager on or about 1 December 2020. Settlement for the Private Placement is expected to be on or about 3 December 2020 (DVP, T+2). The delivery of New Shares will be settled with existing and unencumbered shares in the Company that are already listed on the Euronext Expand, pursuant to a share lending agreement between the Manager and the Company's largest shareholder, Øystein Stray Spetalen. Accordingly, the shares delivered to the investors will be tradable upon delivery. In order to settle the share loan, the Company's Board of Directors has resolved to issue 34,000,000 new shares in the Company pursuant to an authorisation granted by the Company's annual general meeting. Consequently, the share capital of the Company will be increased with NOK 340,000. Following registration of the Private Placement, the Company will have 374,149,831 shares outstanding, each with a par value of NOK 0.01. The Board of the Company has resolved to not carry out a subsequent offering, as the Subscription Price provides only a modest discount to the closing price of the Company's shares on 30 November 2020 and a significant premium to the average trading price of the Company's shares during the last 30, 60 and 90 day periods. The waiver of the preferential rights inherent in a private placement is considered necessary in the interest of time and successful completion of the Private Placement. Taking into consideration the time, costs and expected terms of alternative methods of the securing the desired funding, the Board has concluded that the completion of the Private Placement on the proposed terms at this time is in the mutual interest of the Company and its shareholders, and considers that the Private Placement complies with the equal treatment obligations under the Norwegian Securities Trading Act and the Oslo Stock Exchange's Circular no. 2/2014. Advokatfirmaet CLP DA acts as Norwegian legal counsel to the Company in connection with the Private Placement. For additional information, please contact: Espen Lundaas, CEO, +47 924 31 417, e-mail: Espen@ferncliff.no (mailto:Espen@ferncliff.no) Martin Nes, Chairman, +47 920 14 814, e-mail: Martin@ferncliff.no (mailto:Martin@ferncliff.no)This information is subject to the disclosure requirements pursuant to Section 5-12 the Norwegian Securities Trading Act
The province tightened COVID-19 rules in Haldimand-Norfolk on Monday, with the local health unit expecting even more restrictions if the situation worsens. With the region adding 57 positive cases in the past two weeks and managing outbreaks at a Simcoe farm and Dunnville long-term care home, the Ford government moved Haldimand-Norfolk into the orange restrict category of the province’s COVID-19 response framework. That means limited operating hours and seating capacity at bars and restaurants, additional physical-distancing requirements inside fitness centres, and an end to personal services that require the removal of face masks, such as beard trimming at hair salons. Gathering limits of 10 people indoors and 25 outside are unchanged. Dr. Shanker Nesathurai, Haldimad-Norfolk’s medical officer of health, says he hopes the new rules help slow the advance of COVID-19 in the two counties. “I’m hopeful that with more public health measures, we’ll be able to stabilize the number of cases,” he said. “But it would not surprise me that the case counts continue to climb (and) we may have further restrictions over the next few weeks.” There are currently 48 active positive cases between the two counties, when as recently as early October the active caseload was in the single digits and days would pass without a new diagnosis of the disease. The health unit traced some of the new cases to households visiting and eating together inside, which Nesathurai said is an especially high-risk activity for transmitting the virus. “In this health district, we have seen clusters of cases associated with family members dining with (people) from other households. That is one of the concerns,” he said. Having people who don’t live together spending extended time in close quarters without wearing masks is “one of the concerns” as the holidays near, he added. “That leads to clusters and cases, and more people disqualified from going to work and going to school,” Nesathurai said. “This is part of the broader advice to stay within your families and try to avoid gatherings (with) individuals from other households.” In moving Haldimand-Norfolk to the orange level, the province considered the region’s limited number of ICU beds and proximity to COVID-19 hot spots like Hamilton and the Greater Toronto Area. Since the pandemic began, Haldimand-Norfolk has seen 658 lab-confirmed positive cases of COVID-19, with 573 recoveries and 32 deaths. Five people who had COVID-19 died of other causes. To this point, the health unit has been able to trace contacts of infected residents within 24 hours, which Nesathurai called a “cornerstone” of his approach to containing the spread of the virus. “At some point, if we don’t get control of our case count, we’ll be saturating our public health resources related to doing contact management,” Nesathurai said. “I just worry that we won’t be able to sustain this level of demand on the public health service.” The board of health agreed to hire 17 new staff to help the beleaguered health unit manage the pandemic, but Nesathurai said other programs like postpartum support and smoking cessation are currently sidelined due to a lack of staffing.J.P. Antonacci, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Hamilton Spectator