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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.
The Bonfield public library board is short one member, and they seek book-minded people to apply for the seat. All interested bibliophiles can submit a brief statement of interest to the township’s chief administrative officer, Peter Johnston, by noon on August 5. This is a volunteer position with no remuneration. The successful candidate will serve a 16-month term from August 10 to November 30, 2022. Meetings are held once a month usually on the first Monday, excluding July and August, at 7 p.m
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,"
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
Demand for vehicles is soaring but that's helped create a shortage of microchips, a key component for autos.(Laurent Pirot/CBC / Radio-Canada)
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
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
NEW YORK (Reuters) -New York Governor Andrew Cuomo groped, kissed or made suggestive comments to 11 women in violation of the law, the state's attorney general said on Tuesday, prompting local prosecutors to launch a criminal investigation and reigniting calls for him to resign or be impeached. The findings of a five-month investigation into allegations of sexual harassment found the governor created a "toxic" workplace and that his office illegally retaliated against the first accuser to go public. After state Attorney General Letitia James unveiled the probe's conclusions, President Joe Biden and other prominent Democrats called on the party's one-time star to resign.
(Reuters) -U.S. crime alert app Citizen is launching its first paid feature, offering subscribers access to a live safety agent when they are in "stressful or uncertain situations." The new feature, called Protect, can monitor a subscriber's location if they feel unsafe or connect them through video or text with a Citizen employee who can escalate calls to 911 or first responders. A spokeswoman said Protect was not aiming to replace 911 but could help reduce the number of non-emergency calls.
Dr. Kieran Moore, Ontario's chief medical officer of health, is scheduled to hold a briefing on the COVID-19 situation in the province at 3 p.m. ET. You can watch it live in this story. Ontario reported 332 new COVID-19 cases over the last two days on Tuesday. Because of the civic holiday long weekend, the province published two days worth of data this morning. Of the total number of further cases, 168 were reported Monday and 164 were reported today. Both of those figures are up from the same d
The co-operative business model needs to be seriously considered and nurtured as a viable response to closing companies and lost jobs as a result of the pandemic.
BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai protest leader on Tuesday renewed calls for the reform of the country’s monarchy and suggested that time was running out for the powerful institution to respond. “This year shall be the last year that we will discuss monarchy reform. After this, whatever will happen, will happen. You can’t stop the sun rising. You can’t control what people believe in,” Arnon Nampha said at a candlelight rally in downtown Bangkok by about 200 people who defied coronavirus regulations to atte
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
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
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
Nonfiction 1. Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey, narrated by the author (Random House Audio) 2. The Authoritarian Moment by Ben Shapiro, narrated by the author (HarperAudio) 3. I Alone Can Fix It by Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker, narrated by the authors and January LaVoy (Penguin Audio) 4. Atomic Habits by James Clear, narrated by the author (Penguin Audio) 5. American Marxism by Mark R. Levin, narrated by the author and Jeremy Lowell (Simon & Schuster Audio) 6. What Happened to You? by Oprah
WorkSafeNB president and CEO Doug Jones says employers and employees have been reaching out with questions and concerns about New Brunswick's move to green on Friday. The move to green means there are no COVID-19 regulations that businesses must absolutely follow under a mandatory order, as there were before. "Employers are wondering how they can assess the risk in their workplace," he said. When there was a mandatory order, every business "had to paint with the same brush," said Jones. The guid
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?
(Reuters) -Boeing Co scrubbed the launch of its CST-100 Starliner to the International Space Station on Tuesday due to a system glitch, a fresh setback for the U.S. aerospace company following the vehicle's botched 2019 debut. Boeing engineers ruled out "a number of potential causes, including software," but were still working to understand the source of "unexpected valve position indications" in the propulsion system, Boeing said in a statement Tuesday evening. "Additional time is needed to complete the assessment," Boeing said, adding that it would also not proceed with the next potential launch window on Wednesday.
Late afternoon is the most dangerous time of day to battle raging forest fires. Often called the "witching hour" by fire crews, the wind can shift suddenly, threatening to undo the backbreaking work to halt the flames from spreading to nearby communities. New Brunswick forest ranger Madeline Honeyman witnessed firsthand the devastation that wreaked havoc on the village of Lytton in British Columbia's southern interior when she and colleagues were deployed in the region at the beginning of July.