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Newfoundland and Labrador's police watchdog won't investigate a rash of sexual assault allegations involving the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary unless the women involved want it to happen, as the head of the agency vows to build trust in its abilities, where some critics say there is little to be had. At least 12 women have been in touch with St. John's lawyer Lynn Moore to speak about their experiences with sexual assault and on-duty RNC officers, Moore said this week. No formal complaints hav
BOSTON (AP) — The Biden administration announced Thursday it will allow a nationwide ban on evictions to expire Saturday, arguing that its hands are tied after the Supreme Court signaled the moratorium would only be extended until the end of the month. The White House said President Joe Biden would have liked to extend the federal eviction moratorium due to spread of the highly contagious delta variant of the coronavirus. Instead, Biden called on “Congress to extend the eviction moratorium to pr
Aurora’s Joel Gouveia came to Town Park last year with a dream: to bring the community together through music to support area mental health programs. What he didn’t have, however, was certainty – but by following health protocols in place at the start of the global pandemic, bolstered with no small degree of determination, he made the Aurorapalooza a musical fundraising success for the Canadian Mental Health Association. It’s a success that is only set to treble on August 7 with the second annua
"As of now the incident does not have an obvious impact on the operation," TSMC said, according to the Nikkei report. All the latest processors for the upcoming iPhones and Mac computers are produced at the facility, Fab 18, Nikkei said. The gas contamination had only a limited impact on the chip manufacturing process, Nikkei added, citing sources.
WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Jill Biden underwent a medical procedure Thursday to flush out debris from a puncture wound on her left foot, her spokesperson said. Michael LaRosa said Jill Biden's foot was punctured while she walking on a beach in Hawaii last weekend, but it was “unclear what object caused the puncture.” After the procedure at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, LaRosa said, “The wound is now clean, free of infection and it is anticipated that it wi
Ethereum, the second-largest blockchain network, is about to undergo a technical adjustment that will significantly alter the way transactions are processed, as well as reduce the supply of the ether token and sharply boost its price. The upgrade known as Ethereum Improvement Proposal (EIP) 1559 is similar, analysts said, to a bitcoin "halving" event in which periodic adjustments reduced the supply of bitcoin. While bitcoin is the preferred store of value in the digital ecosystem, Ethereum has emerged as the leading financial infrastructure, settling over $12 billion of daily transactions, according to a Grayscale report released in February this year.
Torrential rain in China earlier this month has washed away people's livelihoods. (July 30)
HONOLULU (AP) — A woman from Louisiana who was honeymooning in Hawaii has been fined $500 after a social media video showed her touching an endangered Hawaiian monk seal, U.S. authorities said. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration launched an investigation last month and found the woman violated the Endangered Species Act, said Dominic Andrews, a spokesperson for the agency's Office of Law Enforcement. A video posted on TikTok and other social media showed a woman touching the sea
Taking a day trip around Calgary this summer? Dale Leckie, geologist and author of The Scenic Geology of Alberta: A Roadside Touring and Hiking Guide joined The Homestretch on Thursday to explain the history behind some popular landscapes near the city. Nose Hill Park When you walk along the south side of Nose Hill Park, overlooking the city, you can see the Rocky Mountains in the distance. "That's where the story begins," said Leckie. "When you look at those Rocky Mountains off to the west, the
NEW YORK (Reuters) -U.S. stocks dropped on Friday to pull further from record highs as an underwhelming earnings report from Amazon.com Inc dampened the market mood, while the dollar bounced from its lows but still suffered its worst week in nearly two months. After making record profits during the pandemic, Amazon said late on Thursday that its sales growth would slow in the next few quarters as people ventured outside their homes post-pandemic and reduced online shopping. Investors sold Amazon stock as the online retailer revenue of $113 billion in the second quarter was $2 billion shy of analysts' forecasts.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Friday that leader Kim Jong Un called for stronger capability to cope with any foreign provocation as he met with military officers ahead of annual drills next month between South Korea and the United States that Pyongyang views as an invasion rehearsal. Earlier this week, Kim reopened suspended communication channels with rival South Korea, raising hopes of reduced animosities on the Korean Peninsula. But some experts say Pyongyang could conduct missil
Do I need to get tested for COVID-19 if I’m vaccinated? Yes, if you’ve been around someone who has COVID-19. The latest guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says people who are fully vaccinated should get tested three to five days after a potential exposure, even if they don’t have symptoms. That change comes two months after the agency eased its initial testing guidance. In May, the CDC said vaccinated people face very little risk of serious illness and don’t need t
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Janice Mirikitani, a beloved San Francisco poet laureate who together with her husband ran the city's Glide Memorial Church, which caters to the poor and homeless, has died. She was 80. Mirikitani died suddenly Thursday, the church confirmed in a message to supporters who were scheduled to attend a virtual justice event later in the day, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. Mirikitani was married to the Rev. Cecil Williams, who transformed Glide Memorial Church, in the hear
NECOCLI, Colombia (AP) — A small city on Colombia's Caribbean shore is being crowded with migrants from Haiti, Africa and Cuba making what they hope will be a journey toward the United States. Local official estimate more than 10,000 migrants have massed recently in Necocli, a city of some 20,000 people better known for its beaches, coconuts and burbling mud volcanos. It has become a bottleneck on the global migrant trail that winds through South and Central America, and on to Mexico and then th
As some York Region students plan for a return-to-school as early as the next month, area vaccination efforts are shifting to a younger demo as the clock ticks down to the start of a new academic year. York Region Public Health continues to encourage anyone who is eligible to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as possible. But, if you’re between the ages of 12 and 17, time is running short to ensure you’re protected before returning to school. “With September around the corner, many parents
Local foodies missed it last year, but the sizzling smells of ribs on the grill will be wafting through Machell Park again this August as the Town re-launches Ribfest. Four rib teams will be returning to Ribfest between Friday, August 27 to Sunday, August 29, just in time to mark the perennial favourite’s 15th anniversary. Ribfest 2021 will feature live entertainment, with Friday night’s opening act set to be the U2 tribute band Desire, a beer garden, family-friendly activities, as well as roast
As Canada marks Emancipation Day for the first time across the nation, four scholars of African descent say liberation is a work in progress. In a panel hosted by the Halifax Public Libraries in collaboration with the Halifax Regional Municipality on Wednesday evening, the scholars reflected on what emancipation means and discussed the history of African liberation in the British Empire, including Canada. Emancipation Day, which falls on Aug. 1, marks the day in 1834 that the Slavery Abolition A
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorneys are asking the Biden administration to release from immigration custody a Chinese democracy advocate who could be deported to his homeland to face what they say are false charges — despite the lack of an extradition treaty between the United States and China. Human rights advocates say this is one of a handful of cases in which China has used the Interpol “red notice” system to try to force the return of fugitives from the United States. Under this system, a member co
Efforts to put more traffic calming measures on Centre Street to control one-way traffic at its western end have moved forward. Council last week ratified a decision made at the Committee level on July 6 that will see the installation of speed cushions on Centre Street between Spruce and Wells. The speed cushions have been a hotly contested issue around the Council table since first floated by Councillor Sandra Humfryes who said it would not only deter speeds on the thoroughfare within the Town’
As businesses continue to re-open under the rules of Ontario’s Step 3, more and more customers are rediscovering their favourite businesses. But as much as revenue begins to roll in once again, local small businesses need our help more than ever before – and the Region of York is aiming to drum up both commerce and consumer confidence through the Shop Local YR Challenge. “Many businesses have been negatively impacted by COVID-19 and small businesses primarily so,” says Jonathan Wheatle, Director