Homicide investigation is underway after a woman who called 911 for help was found dead in a Toronto west end park. Erica Vella reports.
Homicide investigation is underway after a woman who called 911 for help was found dead in a Toronto west end park. Erica Vella reports.
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Henna Ramchandani walked out of her vaccine appointment at a Washington D.C. convention center on Tuesday morning, thrilled she had decided just one day earlier to get the Pfizer Inc COVID-19 vaccine instead of the Johnson & Johnson shot, initially her first choice. Hours earlier, U.S. federal health agencies had recommended pausing the use of Johnson & Johnson’s one-dose COVID-19 vaccine for at least a few days after six women under age 50 developed rare blood clots after receiving the shot. "I originally wanted that one because it was one and done, and I’m super scared of shots," said the 26-year-old Ramchandani.
A white police officer from Wisconsin who was investigated and cleared for shooting and injuring a Black man during a domestic dispute has returned from administrative leave, officials said Tuesday. Kenosha Officer Rusten Sheskey was not charged in the August 2020 incident that left Jacob Blake Jr. paralyzed from the waist down. Sheskey shot Blake seven times while Blake was about to get into an SUV.
OROVILLE, Calif. — California is in such an urgent race with another devastating wildfire season that officials began soliciting local project ideas even before they had money to pay for them. It faces such a threat of drought that the governor said Tuesday that he has executive orders drafted and ready to sign as needed. In normal years, the worst of the fires don't start until late summer or fall, leaving a window through about May to thin forests, clear buffer zones designed to slow the spread of fires near communities, and beef up the state's seasonal fire crews. Not this year, officials said. A dry winter is already blending into a tinder-dry summer that has produced twice as many wildfires as this time last year, Gov. Gavin Newsom said. That led legislative leaders to speed up what Newsom had proposed as a $1 billion infusion in fire mitigation projects during the fiscal year that starts in July. Newsom signed into law Tuesday a $536 million early action package, roughly $200 million more than he had sought to spend in the first half of this calendar year. He signed it while awkwardly seated on the step of a firetruck for lack of a better prearranged location, and near a long boat ramp at one of the state's major reservoirs that this year leads to nothing but grass and rocks where there should be abundant water. Fire conditions have worsened so much in recent years that once rare fire tornadoes have become more common as megafires create their own weather. Last year’s record-setting wildfire season scorched more than 4% of the state while killing 33 people and destroying nearly 10,500 buildings. “These are extremes the likes of which these men and women in uniform have never experienced,” Newsom said in Butte County, near where a massive fire burned last year, and not far from where another wind-driven fire nearly levelled the Sierra foothills town of Paradise more than two years ago. Beth Bowersox, a dispatcher with the state's firefighting agency, related Tuesday how she named the 2018 Camp Fire after a nearby landmark at the onset of what became California's deadliest and most destructive wildfire, killing 85 people. “I took hundreds of 911 calls, some of them from friends and neighbours, some of whom passed (died),” she recalled in an emotional account describing the “innumerable losses.” She herself had to evacuate her Paradise home, while her firefighter brother and one of his crew were injured by an exploding propane tank. Amid such evolving conditions, lawmakers said they are now intent on starting to fight the causes of extreme wildfires, in addition to spending billions of dollars to fight fires once they ignite. The new spending package will distribute about 86% of the money in the form of grants, so the state solicited project proposals from local governments and other organizations even before the budget appropriation, said Jessica Morse, deputy secretary for forest resources management with the California Natural Resources Agency. It streamlined normal contracting requirements with the goal of getting grants out within weeks instead the usual months, she told Senate budget committee members Monday. And state firefighting agencies are hiring now while starting on projects designed to protect communities. “This is incredibly urgent,” and the usually slow bureaucracy is working “to ensure that they are delivering at an incredibly fast pace," she said. Most will go to what she called shovel-ready projects that can begin nearly as soon as funding is available. The money is nearly seven times more than what had been in this year's budget for wildfire mitigation, said Democratic Assemblyman Richard Bloom, who helped negotiate the package. It is going to organizations and agencies “that are as we speak planning how to roll out these efforts in advance and as fire season is beginning,” he said Monday before attending Tuesday's signing ceremony. "That’s never happened before, and it is extremely important given what we know about wildfire in this state.” The state spent about $9 billion fighting last year's record fires, Bloom said, but putting more money into prevention is intended to cut the number of blazes and their devastation. That includes nearly $200 million to build fuel breaks near vulnerable communities and $283 million to manage forest. Another $25 million is intended to draw $75 million in federal matching money to help make homes less likely to burn. Republican Assemblyman James Gallagher objected that $12 million in the funding package negotiated by Democratic leaders is going to a coastal land conservancy. Another $125 million is to fulfil a legislative requirement that went unmet last year. “Far too many communities have been devastated because we’re not getting on top of the fuel reduction,” said Gallagher, who represents fire-prone rural areas, including Paradise. He voted for the funding but said much more money should go to managing forests. “The rest of it is lot of smoke and mirrors,” Gallagher quipped. "And let’s face it, we don’t need any more smoke in California.” Adam Beam And Don Thompson, The Associated Press
Lucy Liu understands the anxiety plaguing the Asian American community right now. As hate crimes against Asians in the U.S. increase during the COVID-19 pandemic, the actress says she's fearful about going out in public with her 5-year-old son, Rockwell.
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During their regular scheduled Redvers Town Council meeting on Wednesday, April 7 council discussed imposing a fire ban for the town of Redvers. Because of dry conditions, municipalities across Saskatchewan and Manitoba have put fire bans into effect. With high winds and dry conditions, a small flame can quickly grow out of control if unattended. Council voted unanimously to impose a fire ban in the town of Redvers. The ban is effective immediately. Bulbuck resigns as HR chair Mayor Brad Bulbuck resigned his position as chair of the HR committee. Bulbuck asked other members of Redvers Town Council if any would like to volunteer to take up the position as chair of the HR committee. Councillor David Pryde volunteered to take over the position as chair of the HR committee. Councillor Derek Soroka and Councillor Michelle Jensen also volunteered to be members of the HR committee alongside Councillor Ken Thomas. Bulbuck says he will make sure the new committee members and chair are all properly trained for their new positions. Council passed a motion to accept the new members of the HR committee as well as accept Bulbuck’s resignation. The town’s HR committee is an advisory committee to council. Parking changes on Railway Avenue Council discussed issues with angled parking on Railway Avenue, at the corner of Railway Avenue and Broadway Avenue south of Reflections. Larger vehicles that park at an angle on Railway Avenue block the stop sign for and conceal pedestrians as well. Council proposed to change the parking on Railway Avenue to parallel parking, which would solve the issue of concealing the stop sign and pedestrians. Because parallel parking taking up additional room, council will allow customers coming to Reflections to park in front of the town office to make up for the lost spots. The owners of Reflections had no objection. A motion was passed to put signage on the street and change parking on Railway Avenue from angled parking to parallel parking. New garbage cans for Broadway Street Council discussed the purchase of new garbage cans for Broadway Avenue. Council discussed the purchase of six new bins that would be placed on Broadway Avenue and potentially at the ball diamonds as well. Council also discussed the purchase of two metal benches as well that would aid in council’s efforts to beautify Redvers and prepare it for Communities in Bloom 2022. Council passed a motion to get a quote on the garbage cans and benches which will be added into the 2021 budget. Milestone awards for town employees A new set of milestone awards were discussed for town employees. As a way to reward loyalty, Redvers Town Council elected to create a milestone system that would reward long-term employees of the town. Council elected to reward employees with gift certificates to any business in Redvers. Rewards would start at $150 for five years of service, then $250 for 10 years, $750 for 20 years, $1,000 for 30 years of service, and $1,500 for 35 years of service. Council passed a motion to implement the milestone awards. Budget tabled until next meeting The town is planning to pass its budget at the next council meeting, scheduled for April 21. Mayor Brad Bulbuck says the town was waiting until the provincial budget was passed so that the town knows what it will receive in revenue sharing. With it being an assessment year, and some properties being assessed higher, and others being assessed lower, if the town keeps the mill rate the same, taxes will go up for some properties and down for others. The town is going to look at a few different mill rate scenarios in order to try to keep taxes as close to the same as last year as possible. Assistant CAO Tricia Pickard is going to present council with a few different scenarios to review before passing the budget. Street sweeper in need of repairs The town’s street sweeper is down and needs repairs. With the repair bill estimated at around $15,000, Redvers Town Council is going to look at a few different options for the sweeper. Spencer Kemp, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The World-Spectator
Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - April 13, 2021) - China Keli Electric Company Ltd. (TSXV: ZKL.H) (the "Company" or "China Keli") is pleased to announce that further to the Company's earlier announcements dated December 2, 2020 and January 18, 2021, Madam Sou Wa Wong and Mr. Lou Meng Cheong have completed their sales of 35,440,000 and 22,560,000 shares of the Company to Mr. Sean Leigh Webster and Ms. Yee Man Cheung respectively. Mr. Webster ...
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TAMPA, Fla. — Running back Giovani Bernard has agreed to a one-year contract with the Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity Tuesday because the move, adding yet another offensive playmaker for Tom Brady, had not been announced. Bernard was released this month after spending the first eight seasons of his career with the Cincinnati Bengals, who drafted him in the second round in 2013. In addition to rushing for 3,697 yards and 22 touchdowns, the 29-year-old has 342 receptions for 2,867 yards and 11 TDs. With the Bucs, he joins a talented collection of playmakers that includes running backs Leonard Fournette, Ronald Jones and Ke’Shawn Vaughn; receivers Mike Evans, Chris Godwin and Scotty Miller, and tight ends Rob Gronkowski, Cameron Brate and O.J. Howard. The Super Bowl champs will return all 22 starters next season. The addition of the versatile Bernard bolsters the team’s depth. Bernard started 10 games for the Bengals last season, averaging 3.4 yards per carry and finishing with 416 yards and three touchdowns rushing while adding 47 receptions for 355 yards and another three TDs. Overall, he started 30 of 115 games he appeared in with the Bengals and has never had fewer than 30 receptions in a season. ___ More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL Fred Goodall, The Associated Press
New York, New York--(Newsfile Corp. - April 13, 2021) - The Law Offices of Vincent Wong announce that a class action lawsuit has commenced in the on behalf of investors who purchased Kadmon Holdings, Inc. ("Kadmon Holdings") (NASDAQ: KDMN) between October 1, 2020 and March 10, 2021.If you suffered a loss, contact us at the link below. There is no cost or obligation to you.http://www.wongesq.com/pslra-1/kadmon-holdings-inc-loss-submission-form?prid=14673&wire=5Allegations against KDMN include that the Company made materially false ...
HOUSTON, April 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ION Geophysical Corporation (NYSE: IO) (the “Company” or “ION”) today announced the expiration and results of its previously announced Exchange Offer and Rights Offering. In the Exchange Offer, approximately $113.5 million, or 94.1%, of the existing $120.6 million 9.125% Senior Secured Second Priority Notes due 2021 (the “Old Notes”) were tendered. The majority of the exchange consideration will be in the form of newly issued 8.00% Senior Secured Second Priority Notes due 2025 (the “New Notes”). In the concurrent Rights Offering, shareholders exercised subscription rights totaling approximately $45 million, apportioned as approximately $32 million in New Notes and $13 million in ION Common Stock. All over-subscription rights will be exercised without proration as the $50 million limit on proceeds was not exceeded. Final results of the Exchange Offer and Rights Offering are subject to change pending the finalization of subscription procedures by the subscription agent and will be announced at closing on April 15, 2021. “We are pleased with the overall level of participation these transactions have received from both our noteholders and shareholders, and we look forward to sharing more detailed information about how this balance sheet restructuring will transform our capital structure once the transaction settles later this week,” said Chris Usher, ION’s President and Chief Executive Officer. The Rights Offering and Exchange Offer are being made pursuant to registration statements on Form S-1 and Form S-4, respectively, on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). Holders of ION Common Stock and Old Notes may obtain a copy of each prospectus free of charge on the SEC website at www.sec.gov or by contacting D.F. King & Co., Inc. at 1 (877) 732-3617 or firstname.lastname@example.org. This press release is for informational purposes only and is not an offer to purchase or to sell or a solicitation of an offer to purchase or sell any securities, nor shall there be any offer, solicitation or sale of any securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. About ION Leveraging innovative technologies, ION delivers powerful data-driven decision-making to offshore energy and maritime operations markets, enabling clients to optimize investments and results through access to our data, software and distinctive analytics. Learn more at iongeo.com. Contacts ION (Investor relations) Executive Vice President and Chief Financial OfficerMike Morrison, +1 281.879.3615 email@example.com ION (Media relations) Vice President, CommunicationsRachel White, +1 firstname.lastname@example.org The information herein contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements may include information and other statements that are not of historical fact. Actual results may vary materially from those described in these forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements reflect numerous assumptions and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties include the risks associated with the timing and development of ION Geophysical Corporation’s products and services; pricing pressure; decreased demand; changes in oil prices; agreements made or adhered to by members of OPEC and other oil producing countries to maintain production levels; the COVID-19 pandemic; our ability to complete the Restructuring Transactions and other related matters in a timely manner, if at all; and political, execution, regulatory, and currency risks. For additional information regarding these various risks and uncertainties, see our Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020, filed on February 12, 2021, and our Form S-1 and Form S-4, each filed on January 29, 2021, and amended on February 12, 2021 and March 3, 2021. Additional risk factors, which could affect actual results, are disclosed by the Company in its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), including its Form 10-K, Form 10-Qs and Form 8-Ks filed during the year. The Company expressly disclaims any obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements.
President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign hit a snag Tuesday when federal regulators recommended a “pause” in administering Johnson & Johnson shots. Biden declared that even with a temporary loss of J&J 's one-shot vaccine, there is a huge supply of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, enough that "is basically 100% unquestionable, for every single solitary American.” Perhaps more concerning than any worry about supply, however, is the potential blow to public confidence in all of the vaccines, as polls suggest potentially tens of millions of Americans are hesitant to get the shots that public health experts say are necessary for the nation to emerge from the pandemic.
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CHARLOTTETOWN — Atlantic Canada's premiers announced on Tuesday they were delaying the reopening of the regional travel bubble by at least two weeks because of rising COVID-19 cases and the presence of more transmissible variants. The four premiers issued a news release after holding a teleconference, stating the reopening of the bubble would be delayed from April 19 to May 3 at the earliest. "The decision is based upon expert advice from the region’s chief medical officers of health," the release stated, adding that the premiers will meet again at the end of April to decide whether to further delay the reopening. "This delay will support a continued focus on addressing local outbreaks and the rollout of vaccination programs across the region," they said in the joint statement. Earlier on Tuesday, Nova Scotia Premier Premier Iain Rankin hinted at what was to come when he announced his province was reimposing restrictions for travellers from New Brunswick. Beginning at 8 a.m. Thursday, all visitors to Nova Scotia from New Brunswick will have to self-isolate for 14 days. He said his province is concerned about the potential spread of variants of the virus in New Brunswick following a recent outbreak in the Edmundston, N.B., area. "Now we are seeing some variant cases in Saint John and, more worrying, we are seeing some cases under investigation in the Moncton area," Rankin said. The so-called Atlantic bubble was introduced last summer as a way for the region's residents to travel freely between the four provinces without having to isolate for 14 days. Prince Edward Island Premier Dennis King told reporters Tuesday that his province has so far been spared a third wave of COVID-19. "But there is regional evidence in Atlantic Canada that is becoming more and more concerning with each and every day," he said. The province's chief public health officer, Dr. Heather Morrison, reported no new cases on the Island Tuesday. New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs told reporters earlier in the day that the reopening of the bubble likely won't wait until all the residents of his province have been offered at least one dose of vaccine, which he said should happen by the end of June. "The Atlantic bubble was very successful," Higgs said. "And if we get our numbers back under control here, I wouldn't want to wait until the end of June." New Brunswick reported four new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday: one in the Saint John region and three in the Edmundston area, which is under lockdown. In Newfoundland and Labrador, health officials reported one new COVID-19 infection Tuesday, bringing the province's active case count to 11. Meanwhile, Nova Scotia reported six new infections and 45 active cases across the province. Five of the new cases were related to international travel, and the other was linked to domestic travel outside the Atlantic region. This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 13, 2021. — By Keith Doucette in Halifax with files from Sarah Smellie. The Canadian Press Note to readers:
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The eruption of a volcano on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent has a New Brunswick man worried for the safety of family members who live in the country. After weeks of seismic activity, La Soufrière, a volcano on the northern end of St. Vincent, erupted last Friday for the first time since 1979, forcing the evacuation of thousands of people away from the immediate area of the volcano, and blanketing much of the island in a thick layer of ash. Murray Hillocks, who moved from the island to New Brunswick in 2008, said it's been an emotional time for him knowing the volcano is erupting while he's in Fredericton and unable to be close to his family. Most of Murray Hillocks's immediate family lives in a part of St. Vincent that's in the orange zone of risk to the volcanic eruption. Hillocks is pictured with his mother, left, daughter, front, and grandmother, right.(Submitted by Murray Hillocks) "Just imagine, like, the day turn to night instantly just because of [the volcano] blowing off, and, like, dark clouds basically turning the skies to night," Hillocks said. "I was amazed and shocked, and I never thought I would live to see the volcano erupt … because we've been living with it forever, and we never really think anything of it. We never think that our generation will be going through this." His family, who live in the eastern town of Colonarie, are in what the country's National Emergency Management Organization has designated as part of the yellow zone of risk from the volcano's eruption. While they're out of immediate danger of lava and pyroclastic flows, Hillocks said, their region has been blanketed in thick ash, making it difficult to breathe. The ash and falling rocks have also caved in the roofs of homes in the area, he said. The town of Colonarie is in the yellow zone of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines emergency management volcanic hazard map.(St. Vincent and the Grenadines National Emergency Management Organisation) "Like now, I'm more concerned about food and fresh water and stuff, but on the whole over the volcano, like, I'm worried that, like, if it actually blows ... and it gets to the point where there's toxic gas flowing, then that could be, like, very dangerous." More eruptions expected over coming days The eruption has turned into an ongoing event, with the University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre reporting three separate explosive eruptions from the volcano on Friday, followed by another explosive eruption Tuesday morning. There have also been reports of "pyroclastic density currents," which result in extremely hot flows of ash and debris down the sides of the volcano. "Explosions and accompanying ash fall, of similar or larger magnitude, are likely to continue to occur over the next few days impacting St. Vincent and neighbouring islands," the centre said in a social media update Tuesday. Murray Hillocks' family is riding out the volcanic eruption in the eastern St. Vincent town of Colonarie.(Submitted by Murray Hillocks) Hillocks said he's been getting frequent updates from his family, and they have been safe and unharmed by the falling ash. Access to water and food is becoming uncertain, however, and he's trying to help them purchase supplies. "So as of now, all I can do is hope and pray that this doesn't get worse, but overall, yes, I'm worried about their safety."
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