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WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States served notice Monday that it will keep existing COVID-19 restrictions on international travel in place for now due to concerns about the surging infection rate because of the delta variant. It was the latest sign that the White House is having to recalibrate its thinking around the coronavirus pandemic as the more infectious variant surges across the U.S. and a substantial chunk of the population resists vaccination. It was also a reversal from the sentiment P
OTTAWA (Reuters) -Canada has enough coronavirus vaccine to inoculate everyone who is eligible nearly two months earlier than had been promised, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Tuesday, ahead of a likely election in which his record on fighting the pandemic will be center stage. Trudeau had pledged that every Canadian who wanted to be vaccinated would receive two shots of vaccine by the end of September.
TORONTO — Haviah Mighty's animated music video about generations of racial prejudice has won this year's Prism Prize. The powerful project for the Toronto-based rapper's song "Thirteen," directed by Theo Kapodistrias, took the $20,000 grand prize in a virtual presentation. The song is from her debut solo album, "13th Floor," which won the 2019 Polaris Music Prize. A jury chose "Thirteen" from a field of 10 finalists for the Prism Prize, which honours Canadian music videos. All other teams on the
At the New York premiere of "Stillwater," star Matt Damon explains how being a father helped his performance in the Tom McCarthy drama, recently unveiled at the Cannes Film Festival. (July 27)
SOUTHWEST MIDDLESEX - Southwest Middlesex Council was subjected to a draft report of the Master Plan during their 21 July 2021 meeting. Prior to the presentation, Dennis Kwan addressed the council informing them that, “the document is still in draft form. So, nothing’s set in stone yet. So, we’re interested in hearing your feedback tonight.” The draft included 10 key recommendations: Project 2000 (which focused on improving the Glencoe Fairgrounds); a redevelopment plan for Little Kin Park; re-i
A year after historic protests for police reform, it’s clear that the Toronto Police aren’t sincere about changing how they treat historically over-policed and criminalized communities.
Wiliot says it aims to expand the internet-of-things network to include everyday products. The investment marks another major bet on Israeli growth companies from Japanese conglomerate SoftBank Group Corp. In recent months, SoftBank has also invested in artificial intelligence-based facial recognition startup AnyVision and cloud firm Redis Labs. Wiliot also counts the investment arms of Samsung Group and Verizon Communications Inc among its backers.
NUR-SULTAN (Reuters) -Kazakhstan has blocked access to Microsoft subsidiary LinkedIn, over what the Central Asian country's government said were online casino advertisements and fake accounts. The Ministry of Information and Social Development said in a statement it had asked LinkedIn to remove the items in question but the company has failed to comply. It is illegal to advertise online casinos in Kazakhstan.
Libya will return to "square one" and the turmoil of 2011 if national elections planned for December are delayed, the speaker of parliament said, with a new rival government likely to set itself up in the east. The elections are seen in the West as a critical step in efforts to bring stability to Libya, which has been in chaos since the 2011 NATO-backed uprising against Muammar Gaddafi. Libya, a major oil and gas producer, was divided in 2014 between an internationally recognised government in the west and a rival administration in the east that established its own institutions.
ADELAIDE-METCALFE- Council assembled Monday 19 Jul 2021 after the previously scheduled meeting for 5 July was cancelled. All but one (Coun. Brodie) of the councillors were present at the virtual meeting. Announcements and celebrations included a happy birthday to Coun. Mackinnon’s who was on the video call for her 80 birthday. Sharing a story of her birth Mackinnon said, “My mother said I was born on 17 July and I weighed 14 pounds at birth. So, I figured that she lost two days after having a 14
For the MD of Taber, the future looks bright as they move ahead alongside RenuWell Energy Services after public consultation with the construction of two solar installations. The response has been largely positive from landowners, as well as oil and gas companies and other related communities, said Brian Peers, Director of Municipal Lands and Leases in the MD of Taber. None of the individuals approached believed the project was likely to have a negative impact. “There’s very few people who under
Strong sales of 5G iPhones and services such as the App Store and Apple Music are expected to drive growth at Apple Inc, which reports results on Tuesday, but some investors will be listening to the company's strategy to ward off anti-trust foes. The services business faces lawsuits, regulatory scrutiny, including from an empowered U.S. Department of Justice, and a raft of pending legislation in the United States and Europe to lower its commissions on apps and make other changes. "We believe government action (via antitrust, executive order, and legislation) represents the single greatest risk for shares of Apple," Tom Forte, an analyst at D.A. Davidson & Co, wrote in a note to clients, adding that he hoped Apple's executives would address the risks on the company's earnings call on Tuesday.
GENEVA (Reuters) -Some 24,000 Eritrean refugees are trapped in two camps in Ethiopia's Tigray region, cut off from humanitarian aid, and their food rations may have run out, the United Nations said on Tuesday. Appealing for access to the Mai Aini and Adi Harush camps, the U.N. refugee agency said there was "a real danger of hunger" if the refugees did not receive supplies. Fighting that began between the Ethiopian central government and the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) last November has escalated in and around the camps, and two refugees have been killed this month, it said.
Originally due last November but derailed by the pandemic, the City of Toronto’s expanded youth spaces and programs opened their doors on Monday, offering young people twice as many places to play, study and find work. The extra 20 spaces bring the combined total of youth spaces run by the city and Toronto Public Library (TPL) to 43, with 66 full-time staff working to equip young people with the skills to succeed in an early-stage job market jolted hard by COVID-19. Young people have borne a hea
Frustrated tales of emergency room standstills are a seasonal tradition in Newfoundland and Labrador, as they are in most jurisdictions — but this summer, it’s different. Social media are awash with tales of desperate people lined up all day or all night, or lying on stretchers in hallways. Some just leave in frustration. So, is it worse than in previous years? “Yes, is the short answer to that,” says Dr. Greg Brown, clinical chief of emergency services with Eastern Health. “And I’ve been an eme
An associate professor at the Atlantic Veterinary College is reminding pet owners that they're not alone after recent thunderstorms left some pets filled with anxiety and their owners searching for solutions. "Everybody is having trouble," Dr. Karen Overall, an associate professor of behaviour medicine at AVC, told Island Morning host Mitch Cormier. Several people took to social media last week sharing first-hand accounts of how their animals reacted to the loud claps of thunder and streaks of l
Brazilian payments firm Conductor has hired banks for an initial public offering in the United States that could come as early as this year, as Latin America's financial sector is enlivened by the arrival of several newcomers, three sources familiar with the matter said. Conductor, which is backed by venture capital firm Riverwood Capital and payments processor Visa Inc, is a provider of technology for financial services.
(Reuters) -Facebook Inc will stop allowing advertisers to target people under 18 on its platforms based on their interests or their activity on other sites, it said on Tuesday in a slew of announcements about young users. The change means advertisers will soon be able to target under-18s only by age, gender or location on Facebook, its Messenger service and its photo-sharing platform Instagram. In a blog post, Instagram said it was making the change because it agreed with youth advocates that young people might not be equipped to make decisions about targeting.
Google said on Tuesday that it was taking legal action over an expanded version of Germany's hate-speech law that recently took effect, saying its provisions violated the right to privacy of its users. The Alphabet unit, which runs video-sharing site YouTube, filed suit at the administrative court in Cologne to challenge a provision that allows user data to be passed to law enforcement before it is clear any crime has been committed. The request for a judicial review comes as Germany gears up for a general election in September, amid concerns that hostile discourse and influence operations conducted via social media may destabilise the country's normally staid campaign politics.
DOLTON, Ill. (AP) — Two suburban Chicago police officers were seriously injured and a woman died after one of the officers shot her early Tuesday as she drove away from a restaurant following a disturbance and crashed into a nearby business, police said. Police in Dolton were called to a restaurant at about 1 a.m. by employees who said a female driver with a gun was angry that the restaurant's drive-thru was closed, village spokesman Sean Howard told WLS-TV. When officers arrived, Howard said th