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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — People who inject drugs in West Virginia's largest county should have expanded access to sterile syringes, testing and treatment in response to one of the nation’s highest spikes of HIV cases, according to federal and state recommendations released Tuesday. The report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the state Department of Health and Human Resources and Kanawha County’s health department comes amid a new state law that tightens requirements fo
NEW YORK (AP) — Danya Taymor was jazzed. It was late July and the theater director had just cracked open the August Wilson Theatre on Broadway after months of stillness and silence. She soaked it all in, checking out the stage and tweaking her plans. Taymor is tasked with leading the first play to open on Broadway since the pandemic shutdown — “Pass Over.” “This play is the right play to reopen Broadway. It will help lead the way in so many ways," she said. "To consecrate the space after this pl
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia announced the execution Tuesday of a man it said had been found guilty of armed rebellion and protesting against the state in the Shiite populated eastern region of Qatif. The Interior Ministry said the execution of Ahmed bin Saeed bin Ali al-Janabi was carried out in the Eastern Province's administrative capital of Dammam. The brief statement said al-Janabi had participated in the attempted killing of police by opening fire at various security points and
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson met Tuesday with the Belarusian opposition leader at his office in London, saying the U.K. is “on her side" and committed to supporting human rights in her country. Johnson told Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya that Britain is “very much in support of what you are doing” during their meeting at Downing Street, and condemned Belarus leader Alexander Lukashenko's “severe human rights violations and persecution of pro-democracy figures,” his office said. The talks came
NEW YORK (AP) — JetBlue is not departing New York. The low-cost airline announced Tuesday that it will keep its headquarters in Queens and expand its flagship terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport. JetBlue had considered moving its headquarters to Florida when its lease at a building in Long Island City ends in 2023. The airline already operates a training center in Orlando and has a subsidiary based in Fort Lauderdale. Instead, the airline said that after going through a competitive
FREDERICTON — The federal health minister committed $366,000 today for research on challenges women face accessing abortion in New Brunswick. Patty Hajdu made the announcement in Fredericton, saying the study to be led by the University of New Brunswick will provide data for advocates to show the necessity of providing abortions at Clinic 554 in the provincial capital. She says Ottawa would be outside of its jurisdiction if it directly increased funding for abortions at clinics, though she says
Scott Johnson has his sights set on the ‘new normal.’ Whatever that may be. Recently appointed as director of education for the St. Clair Catholic District School Board, the long-time educator will take the helm from Deb Crawford in October. “As we return to school and face-to-face learning, I see a great opportunity,” Johnson told The Voice in a recent interview. “I’m curious about the new normal,” he said, noting the system will need to adapt after the pandemic “flipped the world upside down.”
Erin Mayor Allan Alls is welcoming news the installation of an emergency generator at Erin Centre 2000 will allow the building to be used as a shelter in case of natural disasters. The new equipment is part of a $2.6 million upgrade to the facility announced in early July. Federal and provincial governments will cover $1.9 million, the municipality will contribute the rest. “It’s been my biggest push since I’ve been elected,” Alls said, referring to the creation of an emergency shelter in Erin.
(Reuters) -For much of last year, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was perhaps the most trusted politician in America; his daily televised coronavirus briefings, accompanied by a PowerPoint slide deck, made him a widely admired source of comfort in his home state and beyond. On Tuesday, however, the state attorney general released a scathing report that found Cuomo had sexually harassed multiple women, retaliated against at least one victim for making her complaint public and created a toxic workplace culture of fear and intimidation. The five-month investigation launched by Attorney General Letitia James, a fellow Democrat, deepened a stunning fall from grace for Cuomo, who has gone from a national party leader to a political pariah in the span of a few months.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Tuesday called on Congress to give the agency more authority to better police cryptocurrency trading, lending and platforms, a "Wild West" he said is riddled with fraud and investor risk. Gary Gensler said the crypto market involves many tokens which may be unregistered securities and leaves prices open to manipulation and millions of investors vulnerable to risks. "This asset class is rife with fraud, scams and abuse in certain applications," Gensler told a global conference.
One barrier faced by people of colour seeking mental-health support is a lack of therapists who share the same cultural background. A new app called Althea Therapy, created by Hamilton-raised mental-health advocate Micheline Khan, seeks to close that gap by connecting BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and people of colour) clients with therapists from their communities. “It’s about building trust with your therapist so you have a space where you can be vulnerable and have somebody who understands and ide
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A gunman shot and wounded three people at a Tennessee business Tuesday and was later tracked down and fatally shot by police after he refused to drop his weapon, authorities said. The shooting happened at a Smile Direct Club manufacturing facility in Nashville. The suspect had left before officers arrived, but they spotted him at a nearby intersection carrying a semi-automatic pistol with an extended magazine, Nashville police spokesman Don Aaron told news outlets. The su
E-commerce giant Amazon.com Inc interfered with a union election by installing a mailbox to collect ballots and by distributing paraphernalia encouraging employees to vote against organizing, according to a report by a U.S. National Labor Relations Board hearing officer. The NLRB official on Monday recommended a rerun of the landmark Amazon union election in Alabama where employees overwhelmingly voted against making their warehouse the online retailer's first to organize in the United States.
DETROIT (AP) — Voters in Detroit on Tuesday were deciding a ballot proposal that calls for the creation of some new city departments, restructuring the police and fire departments, and linking water rates and public transportation fares to income. Changes to the city charter with Proposal P have been opposed by some who say it could increase spending by the city, which still has to carefully monitor its finances that for several years had been under state oversight following Detroit’s historic 2
Dandelion Renewables, headquartered in Alberta and with an office in Maple Creek, looks to help provide the agricultural industry with new and innovative ways to be energy efficient. Offering their services to British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan, Dandelion Renewables offers primarily solar and wind energy consultations and contracts for both large and small scale projects, such as electric car charging stations. Large projects have included work with pork and dairy producers, as well as
Simone Biles returned to the competition at the Tokyo Olympics in style, and will leave with another medal. (Aug. 3)
The problems on the west side of Victoria Street in Dundalk are more than skin deep. Although numerous potholes have been capturing drivers’ attention for a few years, there’s more going on under the surface. A recent public works report that recommended applying for a grant to support a major project there provides a picture. STUDIES FOR UPGRADES TO VICTORIA UNDER WAY Triton Engineering has been doing survey and preliminary design on Victoria Street from Russell to Ida Streets this year. Underg
Fireworks, non-alcoholic drinks, free pizza for the kids, and a youth dance party? Yes, East Ferris has it all this Sunday, as they ring in the civic long weekend. The soiree takes place behind the Municipal Office in Corbeil, just off highway 94, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Once darkness falls, fireworks erupt. Although the event is hailed as a youth dance party—at least according to the poster circulating—Mayor Pauline Rochefort explains that the evening is open to all, as the fireworks provide a c
TORONTO — Everybody seems to be wading into the Hawaii-set HBO series "The White Lotus" this summer, but Canadian composer Cristobal Tapia de Veer says you can count him out. While he recorded the music for the social satire, centred on a group of wealthy elites staying at a hotel resort, earlier this year, he hasn't actually seen the final cuts, so he's uncertain how his score fits into the mix. "I never watch any shows that I've made," he confessed in a webcam chat from his recording studio in
Jagmeet Singh said it was harder than he thought to stand in front of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School. “I just wanted to get a better sense of what it was like,” the federal New Democrat Party leader told reporters gathered outside the building. Singh was in Kamloops on Thursday visiting the grounds where the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc band announced in May it had found signs of probable graves of children connected to the residential school using ground-penetrating radar (GPR). Singh