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Days after completing his historic ride into space as part of the first all-civilian crew to reach Earth orbit, billionaire e-commerce mogul and mission commander Jared Isaacman is back at home, and unexpectedly back in quarantine. "I came back to Earth with a house full of COVID," Isaacman, 38, said in an interview from his home in Easton, Pennsylvania, on Thursday, five days after he and his Inspiration4 crewmates safely splashed down in the Atlantic. Isaacman said his wife, their two daughters, aged 5 and 7, and his in-laws all came down with COVID-19 upon their return from Florida, where the family stayed in the days immediately before, during and after the spaceflight and were apparently exposed to the virus.
A group of Edmonton physicians says the Alberta government's overhaul of harm reduction supports for people who use drugs is needlessly straining acute-care resources as COVID-19 demands grow. Members of the Edmonton Zone Medical Staff Association's opioid poisoning committee have penned a letter to Premier Jason Kenney, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and other health and addictions officials calling for emergency action to address what they call a drug poisoning crisis. The association says comm
REYKJAVIK , Iceland (AP) — Climate change is top of the agenda when voters in Iceland head to the polls for general elections on Saturday, following an exceptionally warm summer and an election campaign defined by a wide-reaching debate on global warming. All nine parties running for seats at the North Atlantic island nation’s Parliament, or Althing, acknowledge global warming as a force of change in a sub-Arctic landscape. But politicians disagree on whether Iceland should take more urgent acti
Speaking at the launch of of her latest fashion experience called "Savage x Fenty, Vol. 3," Rihanna says despite mogul status, she's still motivated to make music; hopes to inspire Black women wanting to break the glass ceiling in business. (Sept. 24)
Is the delta variant of the coronavirus worse for kids? Experts say there's no strong evidence that it makes children and teens sicker than earlier versions of the virus, although delta has led to a surge in infections among kids because it's more contagious. Delta's ability to spread more easily makes it more of a risk to children and underscores the need for masks in schools and vaccinations for those who are old enough, said Dr. Juan Dumois, a pediatric infectious disease physician at Johns H
NEW YORK (Reuters) -A former Wall Street quantitative analyst was charged on Thursday with insider trading for making nearly 2,900 trades after learning his employer would soon make the same trades for clients, known as front-running. The U.S. Department of Justice said Sergei Polevikov, 48, of Port Washington, New York, generated more than $8.5 million of illegal profit from trades he conducted from January 2014 to October 2019 through his wife's brokerage account. Polevikov worked for OppenheimerFunds during the alleged front-running, according to a public records search.
Camila Cabello, Bad Bunny, Rosalia and more arrive at the Latin Billboard Awards
A social media challenge encouraging students to trash school bathrooms has Calgary school boards trying to flush the problem before it overflows. As part of a TikTok challenge called "Devious Licks," students record themselves vandalizing and stealing items from school washrooms and post it online. "To be blunt, we are tired of repeatedly closing washrooms each and every day," the Calgary Board of Education (CBE) wrote in a statement to parents recently. "It costs us time and money, and inconve
As uncertainty looms over cash-strapped China Evergrande Group, seizing up China's junk bond market, pressure is building on its peers to access fresh funding to repay notes worth nearly $300 billion due over the next two years. Once its top-selling developer, Evergrande now looms as one of China's largest-ever restructurings as a crackdown on debt ends a freewheeling era of building with borrowed money which became infamous for ghost cities and roads to nowhere. The nervousness has resulted in a handful of Chinese real estate developers having their ratings downgraded by agencies as concern swirls about their debt and repayment abilities, which, in turn, will weigh on their borrowing costs.
If Meng Wanzhou resolves the federal charges against her in the U.S. and returns to China, Lynette Ong, an associate professor of political science at the University of Toronto and the Munk School of Global Affairs, says she is 'cautiously optimistic' that will lead to Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig being allowed to return to Canada from China.(Credit: CBC/Ben Nelms)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel will leave her position after 16 years, so how will a change of personality affect the existing close ties between Germany and France? Euronews spoke to two experts to find out more.View on euronews
Each day, Saskatchewan's hospitals facing rising pressure from COVID-19. As frustration rises among officials and doctors, patients are suffering.
A Nazi death squad member living in Waterloo and facing deportation to Germany has died. Caryn Lieberman reports.
TORONTO — Young advocates for the environment rallied outside Ontario's legislature and in downtown Montreal on Friday to call for governments to to take immediate action to address climate change. The demonstrations that drew students, young children accompanied by parents and others concerned about climate change together were among several similar events held around the world. "For our future, for our life. For our planet, climate strike," the crowd in Toronto chanted at the demonstration org
The Quebec government has made it illegal to protest within 50 metres of schools, daycares, hospitals, medical clinics, mobile clinics, COVID-19 vaccination sites and testing centres. Law 105, tabled Thursday morning and passed that same evening, also makes it illegal to organize or "incite" someone to organize protests at those places. People who protests or help organize them will be subject to fines of $1,000 to $6,000. Those fines double for anyone who "threatens or intimidates a person who
The busing system, support for small businesses and action on COVID-19 were all top priorities on students' minds Thursday at the University of Calgary. The Students' Union is trying to raise awareness about the municipal election, with a mayoral forum streaming live Thursday afternoon and a "Get out the Vote" booth. SU vice-president Marley Gillies said students can enter for prizes if they promise to vote, and it's also a chance to clear up any misinformation. "Students are a little confused.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says it will hold a ceremonial swearing-in for Justice Amy Coney Barrett on Oct. 1, delayed by nearly a year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Attendance for the courtroom ceremony will be by invitation only, the court said Friday. The building remains closed to the public. There was no word Friday whether former President Donald Trump and Melania Trump would be at the swearing-in, known as an investiture. They did attend the ceremony for Trump's other two
DUISBURG, Germany (Reuters) -German Social Democrat (SPD) candidate for chancellor Olaf Scholz promised on Thursday to help the steel industry convert to climate-friendly production if his party, clinging to a narrow lead in polls, wins Sunday's federal election. Trying to shore up support in the industrial heartland of the Ruhr, Scholz campaigned at a steel plant as a poll showed support for the SPD down one point at 25%, its lead over Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives now just four points. Support for the conservative CDU/CSU alliance, whose chancellor candidate is Armin Laschet, rose one percentage point to 22% in the Kantar poll.
A former World Bank official who prepared reports at the center of a data-rigging scandal that aided China defended IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva on Thursday as the Economist magazine called for her to resign over her alleged role in the controversy. Shanta Devarajan, who helped oversee the World Bank's "Doing Business" report in 2017, said that an outside investigation report alleging that Georgieva, during her time as World Bank CEO, applied "undue pressure" on staff to boost China's ratings was "beyond credulity."
Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, visited a New York City public school Friday where Meghan read her children's book to the students. (Sept. 24)