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DUBAI (Reuters) -A "potential hijack" was unfolding off the coast of the United Arab Emirates' Fujairah region on Tuesday, Britain's maritime trade agency reported, without giving details on the vessel or vessels involved. The United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) had in an earlier warning notice, based on a third party source, advised ships to exercise extreme caution due to an incident around 60 nautical miles east of Fujairah. The U.S. Navy's Fifth Fleet, which is based in Bahrain, did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.
Dr. Jenn Turner of New Westminster, B.C., is the daughter of Keith and Marie Turner, who farmed near Maxwell, north east of Dundalk. She attended Osprey Central and Grey Highlands Secondary School in Flesherton and worked at the Dundalk pool in the 1990s. Jenn, a certified chiropractic sport specialist, was with the Canadian cycling team at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. She was on the support team for BMX bike athletes, and works year-round with the team. She and her husband Kevin Lunnie (als
Anyone looking to go to the Sundance Film Festival in Utah next year is going to need more than a badge. All participants must be fully vaccinated too, festival director Tabitha Jackson said Tuesday. The 2022 Festival is requiring people attending the festival or Sundance-affiliated events to have received the COVID-19 vaccine. That means everyone from volunteers to filmmakers and passholders. More details will follow in the coming months. Following the largely virtual Sundance earlier this year
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
Canadian factory activity in July grew at the slowest pace in five months as supply chain pressures brought on by the coronavirus pandemic weighed, according to data released on Tuesday, but the rate of expansion remained firm. The IHS Markit Canada Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) fell to a seasonally adjusted 56.2 in July from 56.5 in June. "Another robust improvement in operating conditions was seen across Canada's manufacturing sector in July," Shreeya Patel, an economist at IHS Markit, said in a statement.
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — After years of attacking Brazil's voting system as susceptible to fraud, President Jair Bolsonaro ignored a Monday deadline from the nation's electoral court to present proof of his claims. And the election authority, in turn, adopted its strongest measures yet aimed at preventing Bolsonaro from chipping away at faith in the nation's upcoming election. According to two of Bolsonaro's ministers, his administration considered turning over a compilation of videos and documen
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.
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
Infectious Diseases Specialist Dr. Alon Vaisman shares advice for parents as kids get vaccinated before their return to the classroom and what health measures he would like to see included in Ontario’s anticipated back-to-school plan.
P.E.I.'s Moonshine Endurance will have athletes both swimming the Northumberland Strait and biking the length of the Island to raise money for a new international project. Co-founder Logan Hayman started the fundraising group small, with a solo swim across the strait in 2016. It will be a bigger event this year, despite the challenges and uncertainties presented by COVID-19. "We went through and planned it anyway, and we figured if we couldn't pull it off, we'd pull the pin at the last minute,"
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
NEW YORK (Reuters) -New York City will become the first major U.S. city to require proof of COVID-19 vaccination at restaurants, gyms and other businesses, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Tuesday, as the nation grapples with the rapidly spreading Delta variant. With vaccines widely available, political leaders were combating the latest surge in infections with shots and masks rather than ordering businesses to close and Americans to stay home as they did last year. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday issued a new 60-day moratorium on residential evictions in areas with high levels of COVID-19 cases, despite a Supreme Court ruling in June suggesting that such a move would require Congress to pass new legislation.
Manitoba is about to relax its pandemic rules for the third time in just under six weeks, and all indications suggest the province will soon be under the least restrictive public health orders since September 2020. Manitobans who fear or desire an Alberta-style elimination of all COVID-19 mitigation measures are in for relief or disappointment: Some restrictions will remain. At 11 a.m., Premier Brian Pallister and Chief Provincial Public Health Officer Dr. Brent Roussin are expected to announce
As the Township of Mapleton considers lower speed limits and the creation of a traffic calming policy, it’s also unveiled new lawn signs, asking motorists to “drive slow.” Township economic development and marketing coordinator Aly Cripps said around 75 of the 100 signs ordered are still up for grabs and can be picked up at the township office at 7265 Side Road 16 in Drayton. Interested residents are asked to bring a donation to the Drayton Area Food Bank in exchange for a placard. At a meeting
BERLIN (AP) — A German court on Tuesday convicted an 84-year-old man of illegal weapons possession for having a personal arsenal that included a tank, a flak cannon and multiple other items of World War II-era military equipment. The state district in the northern city of Kiel handed the man a suspended prison sentence of 14 months and ordered him to pay a fine of 250,000 euros ($300,000), the German news agency dpa reported. It also ordered the defendant, whose name was not given in line with G
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A Belarusian activist who ran a group in Ukraine helping Belarusians fleeing persecution was found dead in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, local police said Tuesday. Vitaly Shishov, leader of the Kyiv-based Belarusian House in Ukraine, was found hanged in one of the city's parks not far from his home, police said in a statement. A probe has been launched, with police investigating whether it was a suicide or a murder made to look like suicide, head of Ukraine's National Police
Although Latinos are present across all Canadian labour markets, they are lagging behind the Canadian median total income. What does that mean for their economic integration?
One of downtown Calgary's most iconic highrise towers is changing hands in a deal worth an estimated $1.67 billion. H&R Real Estate Investment Trust, owner of the Bow Tower, said in a release Tuesday that the two-million-sq.-ft. tower will be sold to affiliates of Oak Street Real Estate Capital combined with a secured lease financing arrangement with Deutsche Bank Credit Solutions and Direct Lending. H&R will hold on to 15 per cent of the net rent from the building's main tenant, Ovintiv Inc. (f
Tiny bugs in Quebec could be carrying clues about the future of some of the most iconic animals in Saskatchewan. University of Saskatchewan Professor Philip McLoughlin is one of the authors of a new paper that found outbreaks of spruce budworms, which also appear in Saskatchewan, are impacting caribou populations. "It's bound to also be a factor in other places, including possibly northern Saskatchewan," McLoughlin said. Woodland Caribou have been listed under the Federal Species at Risk Act (SA
The River Valley Bluegrass Park hosts eight live bands this weekend, and park owner Doug de Boer is gearing up for an all-out jamboree this September. Provincial health regulations regarding COVID-19 hampered the concert schedules this past year, but the park has become legendary for hosting festivals over each long weekend throughout the summer. This legend began in 1984, when Doug’s father, Tony de Boer purchased the property, much of which is hedged by the Temagami River, a stone’s throw from