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LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenia’s government said on Friday that it would immediately start with compulsory COVID-19 vaccination for all government employees, stepping up anti-virus measures that had already sparked a major riot in the small Alpine state. All government workers will need to receive one shot by Oct. 1 and a second a month later, unless they get the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. PCR tests will no longer be accepted to gain entry into government-funded workplaces, incl
LONDON (Reuters) -Global goals tackling poverty, inequality, injustice and climate change face a $100 trillion funding shortfall and are likely to be missed unless 10% of global economic output is directed to the U.N. targets every year to 2030, a report on Friday said. The U.N.'s Sustainable Development Goals set targets on everything from the environment to health and equality and have the support of all member states, yet the supply of finance from governments, investors, banks and companies to help meet them has consistently fallen short. Hampered by the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the annual shortfall is now up to $10 trillion a year, according to a landmark report by the Force for Good Initiative, collaborating with the United Nations and the finance industry, shared with Reuters.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's highest court on Friday denied an application by former president Jacob Zuma to rescind his sentence of 15 months in jail for contempt of court in a ruling viewed as a stern test of the country's resolve to hold powerful figures to account. The Constitutional Court judgment upheld its own ruling that Zuma should go to prison for refusing to testify at a commission of inquiry into widespread corruption in government and at state-owned companies while he was pres
Discover Charlottetown is hoping a new display along Kent Street will help make the street a new destination for both locals and visitors. The marketing firm is planning to install overhead cables which will run along the section of the street that's between Great George and Prince streets in the city's downtown. Lightning and other objects would hang from the cables, with the decor changing every season. "We'd love to have something colourful," Heidi Zinn, executive director of Discover Charlot
After a year and a half under COVID-19, when parents were busy working and students were largely learning online, activity levels for young people dropped dramatically, say Canadian experts, who now warn it will take more than just a return to classes to get them moving again. A survey from the research unit at Ottawa's children's hospital CHEO found children's movement declined abruptly at the beginning of the pandemic — only 2.6 per cent of children and youth met the 24-hour movement guideline
As COVID-19 cases in Alberta continue to skyrocket, thousands of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians living in the province are dealing with the fallout. Alberta currently has 18,706 active cases, the most of any province, and Premier Jason Kenney has declared a public health emergency. Two Newfoundlanders who now call Alberta home say the blame for the severity of the fourth wave rests squarely at the feet of the province's political leaders. "It's almost like a pendulum between rage and hopelessn
BEIRUT (AP) — The World Health Organization’s director general on Friday expressed deep concern about the impact of Lebanon’s economic meltdown and multiple crises on the wellbeing of the nation, and said the brain drain among the country's health workers is particularly worrisome. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus spoke following meetings with senior Lebanese officials and visits to health facilities and practitioners over the past two days. He said the country of 6 million — including over 1 million
NORTH PERTH – A delegation from Listowel Minor Hockey approached council to ask for some relief for its financial woes on Sept. 13. Claude Leroux, president of Listowel Minor Hockey, told council they have been trying to find ways to provide the most quality, affordable, inclusive minor sports available to local members or local families. Currently, there are 295 registrants from about 200 families and it’s operated by 17 volunteers. “I’ve been on the executive for Listowel Minor Hockey going on
Voting protocols will not be affected by new restrictions set to go into effect on election day in Alberta, but candidates may have to change their election night plans. Elections Canada said Thursday it has communicated with Alberta's public health authority and that there would be no changes to the process during Monday's federal election. The non-partisan service has previously prepared public health measures at voting locations, including mandatory masking, physical distancing, hand sanitize
Health officials in Windsor-Essex are warning of a recent uptick in hospitalizations and ambulance calls due to opioid overdoses. The increase was observed between Sept. 8 and Sept. 14, the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit said in a media release Thursday. Ten overdoses were reported between Windsor Regional Hospital and Erie Shores HealthCare in Leamington. Nine of the overdoses involved fentanyl, and one involved heroin. There were also two fentanyl-related emergency room visits that were not
CAO David Denault emphatically praised the offer for Midland to be the centre of a ‘unique’ GeoPark project, telling council that it was a 'homerun' that could ‘solve some of the problems we have with sustainability as a region.' During a recent committee of the whole meeting, members of the Midland Bay Landing Development Corporation (MBLDC) gave an extended presentation on a feasibility study conducted earlier this year, which looked into the possibility of Midland being a hub for a UNESCO Glo
B.C. Premier John Horgan's marquee campaign promise — the one that helped him get elected in 2017, then re-elected last fall — may be in jeopardy, or at least further complicated, depending on the outcome of this federal election. The main parties have all made varying child care pledges, and not all of them align with the province's. Mere weeks before the campaign officially started, Horgan made a $3.2-billion handshake with then-Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. That deal, however, is now hanging
Last month, Nova Scotia Legal Aid lawyer Brandon Rolle spoke at a news conference about his role in a landmark decision by Nova Scotia’s highest court when it comes to sentencing Black people in the province. Rolle had argued on behalf of the African Nova Scotia Decade for People of African Descent Coalition (ANSDPADC) against an appeal filed by the Crown attorney’s office. The Crown had appealed the sentencing of a 24-year-old Black man, Rakeem Anderson, who had been convicted for possession of
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The top U.S. military officer said Friday that calls he made to his Chinese counterpart in the final stormy months of Donald Trump's presidency were “perfectly within the duties and responsibilities” of his job. In his first public comments on the conversations, Gen. Mark Milley such said calls are “routine” and were done "to reassure both allies and adversaries in this case in order to ensure strategic stability.” The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff spoke to The Asso
"Whose streets?" "Our streets!" Responded dozens of Windsorites in Charles Clark Square Thursday night. Many people gathered together for the annual Take Back the Night event, an initiative that aims to end sexual assault and domestic violence People in the crowd came for their own personal experiences or to show allyship. Part of the conversation Thursday was around the reported sexual assault cases at Western University in London, Ont., which took place earlier this week. An official with the
Windsor City Council has approved an updated COVID-19 vaccine policy that sets a deadline for all municipal staff to receive their shots. Under the policy, passed at a special meeting on Thursday, employees would need to be fully vaccinated by Nov. 15 or be placed on unpaid leave. "We are doing all we can to ensure staff and residents are as safe as they can be from COVID-19," Mayor Drew Dilkens said in a media release. "As leaders, each of my council colleagues as well as the city's corporate l
Ively Philisnor, owner of Ively Coiffure in Gatineau, Que., says she's looking at the federal parties' platforms for a way to get back to normal as quickly as possible.
Workers in the Afghan capital Kabul replaced signs for the country's women's ministry with those for the Taliban's moral police on Friday, as female former employees of the department said they had been locked out of the building. A sign for the building was covered by a replacement in a mixture of Dari and Arabic, reading "Ministries of Prayer and Guidance and the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice" on Friday, according to photographs and Reuters witnesses. When the Taliban, who seized control of Afghanistan last month last amid the chaos following the withdrawal of U.S. troops, were last in power from 1996-2001 girls were not allowed to attend school and women were banned from work and education.
Health-care workers are feeling understaffed and overworked, with many saying enough is enough. It's been a point of contention in Newfoundland and Labrador for a long time, with health-care professionals from doctors to paramedics feeling the pressures of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, overflowing emergency rooms and a dwindling workforce. On Friday the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) is mobilizing in an information picket blitz to demand urgent action to fix what they're calling a
The World Health Organization's chief looks set to run unopposed for a second term at the helm as tries to guide the world through its biggest health crisis in a century, sources said. However, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus lacks the support of his native Ethiopia due to friction over the Tigray conflict, the sources told Reuters. An Ethiopian former health minister from the Tigray region, Tedros became the WHO's first African director-general in 2017.