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LONDON, Ont. — A man facing terrorism charges for allegedly targeting and killing a Muslim family with his truck in southwestern Ontario has had his case adjourned for two weeks. Nathaniel Veltman, 20, of London, Ont., has been charged with four counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder in what prosecutors say was an act of terrorism. Police allege the June 6 attack was motivated by Veltman's hate against the Islamic faith. Salman Afzaal, 46, his 44-year-old wife Madiha Sal
Être parent d’un enfant doublement exceptionnel vient avec un lot de défis, mais peu de repères.
NEW YORK (AP) — Most TV dramas try to tell stories over a few years with maybe half a dozen central characters. The new series “Foundation” is a bit more ambitious — try 400 years and 25 million worlds. To say it's sweeping doesn't do it justice. World-building is one thing. “Foundation,” a four-year project debuting on Apple TV+ on Friday, is galaxy-building. “I love being transported in story. I love epics. I love generational sagas. And so I just wanted to go for it,” said David S. Goyer, the
Some Cambridge voters at Tapestry Hall polling station were either uncertain or uninformed about the issues going into the Sept. 20 election. Cambridge Times spoke with about 30 voters at the polling station to get a sense of what was on voters' minds when exiting the polls. Jack Dodgen said he “was just happy to vote,” but wasn’t driven by any issues in particular this election. Similarly Cambridge voter Margaret Deicon said nothing in particular was on her mind during this election season, but
GENEVA (Reuters) -The World Health Organisation (WHO) tightened its air quality guidelines on Wednesday for the first time since 2005, hoping to spur countries toward clean energy and prevent deaths and illness caused by air pollution. The new recommendations targeting pollutants including particulate matter and nitrogen dioxide, both of which are found in fossil fuel emissions, could save “millions of lives”, it said. The United Nations body hopes the revisions encourage their 194 member countries toward actions that slash fossil fuel emissions, which are also driving climate change.
Britain warned its food producers on Wednesday to prepare for a 400% rise in carbon dioxide prices after paying tens of million of pounds to get CF Fertilisers to restart production in a deal that will last for three weeks. The deal buys Britain some time to secure suppliers from other sources as it seeks to prevent the shutdown on production of a wide range of food and drinks. WHY IS CARBON DIOXIDE IMPORTANT?
Two weeks after Richmond, Virginia, removed a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee that had prompted protests over racial injustice, the city unveiled a new monument on Wednesday commemorating the end of slavery. The Emancipation and Freedom Monument, designed by Oregon sculptor Thomas Jay Warren, comprises two 12-foot bronze statues depicting a man and a woman carrying an infant, newly freed from slavery. "The enslaved built this city with their hands," Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney said at a ceremony to mark the occasion.
As the search for two missing fishermen off the Labrador coast gets a boost of added resources and technology, friends and family are holding out hope for their loved ones. The search for Marc Russell and Joey Jenkins of Mary's Harbour is now in its fifth day, with a large dive team from the RCMP's underwater recovery team and Deer Lake ground search and rescue en route to the community Wednesday afternoon. The Ocean Seeker, a vessel equipped with advanced underwater imaging and owned by Kraken
In a high-stakes standoff over the U.S. debt ceiling, congressional Republicans believe they see a chance to scale back President Joe Biden's sweeping domestic agenda while boosting their odds of retaking Congress in 2022. The Republican gambit passed an initial political test on Tuesday, when the House of Representatives voted 220-211 along party lines to approve a measure to suspend the $28.4 trillion debt ceiling and fund the federal government beyond Sept. 30, when the current fiscal year ends. Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell has made it clear that his caucus, which holds half the chamber's 100 seats, will block it, seeking to frame the vote as a referendum on a $3.5 trillion Biden domestic spending package the House and Senate will take up in coming weeks.
The results of a transportation-needs survey, commissioned by the Kincardine Area Seniors Advisory Action Committee (KASAAC), with support from the Municipality of Kincardine, have been compiled and released. The purpose of the survey was to identify if there is a need for safe and affordable transportation in the local area and to determine what the most pressing needs are. Using the information compiled, it hoped to identify short and long term solutions to whatever needs were identified. “Our
Ireland's Oireachtas Committee will today demand answers from the Irish health service to understand what has been done to improve the country’s cyber security, six months after the HSE’s entire IT system was compromised. View on euronews
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — An Albanian appeals court Wednesday sentenced the country’s former chief prosecutor to two years in prison and confiscated his property Wednesday for hiding the money involved in illegally owned properties. The Tirana Appeals Court upheld another court's verdict against Adriatik Llalla, who served as Albania's prosecutor general during 2012-2017. A court that handles top officials’ corruption cases sentenced him in May for hiding property and giving false information on th
LONDON (AP) — Standing sections are set to return to Premier League stadiums for the first time in 27 years. British authorities on Wednesday announced a pilot scheme that will allow some clubs to trial licensed standing areas from January, ending a blanket ban on such sections in top stadiums. All-seater stadiums have been mandatory in the top two tiers of English soccer since 1994-95, f ollowing safety recommendations made after the crush at Hillsborough Stadium in 1989 that led to the deaths
Russian travel agencies are selling package tours for Russians to receive foreign COVID-19 vaccines abroad amid frustration among some Russians that their domestically produced vaccines have not been approved internationally. Russia has not registered any foreign-made vaccines for use. It has approved four domestically produced vaccines including the two-dose Sputnik V. None of Russia's shots are approved by the World Health Organisation or European Union.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's narrow election victory this week reinforced Canada's commitment to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, but workers in the country's sizable fossil fuel sector said they also expect him to keep his promises to retrain them for jobs in a clean-energy economy. Oil worker advocacy group Iron & Earth estimates Canada will need around C$10 billion ($7.8 billion) over 10 years to retrain fossil fuel workers, but is sceptical about government promises to help after past pledges failed to materialise. Da Silva said the country risks losing the skilled labour crucial to a clean energy economy if the government does not prioritise transition funding, which the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement recognizes as important to ensure no workers are left behind as the world decarbonizes.
A group of Kincardine residents are mad as heck and they aren’t going to take it anymore. On Saturday, Sept. 18, Kincardine Freedom, a group of about 20 protestors, gathered in downtown Kincardine, carrying signs with messages proclaiming their disapproval with the vaccine passports and demanding medical freedom. Larry Kraemer, a spokesman for the group, said the group was trying to raise awareness as to the implications of what he called the “crazy laws the government is bringing out, and how t
Amid deteriorating conditions in migrant camps on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border, U.S. authorities on Wednesday tried to deal with thousands of the mostly Haitian migrants that have gathered, releasing some in south Texas while deporting others on flights. Wade McMullen, an attorney with the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights organization said several hundred people, mostly pregnant women and parents with children, had been released in Del Rio, Texas over the past several days, straining resources at a local volunteer-run welcome center. "People are sleeping at the bus station outside or outside of the airport waiting for their bus or their plane," to join family or other sponsors in the United States, he said.
MADRID (AP) — Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman surprised journalists at a news conference on Wednesday by reading a prepared statement that called for patience and practically dismissed the team's chances of achieving any significant results this season. Barcelona has made a sluggish start to the campaign following Lionel Messi's departure with only two wins from its opening four league games and a 3-0 home loss to Bayern Munich in its Champions League opener. There has been plenty of speculation r
Two central Newfoundland schools have pulled students out of class following the discovery of presumptive positive COVID-19 cases, a day after a school in St. John's reported two cases among its student population. New World Island Academy in Summerford and MSB Regional Academy in Middle Arm have suspended in-person learning. A Facebook post from New World Island Academy late Tuesday contained a message from the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District, stating the case involves "an ind
KAMOURASKA, Quebec (AP) — When the pandemic descended, the boundless vistas and insane sunsets of Kamouraska became a distant, unattainable dream for this bicyclist from Virginia. This is one of Quebec's most beautiful places and, for me, a yearly touchstone I could no longer touch. It finally came within reach. On Aug. 9, the day Canada conditionally reopened the border to U.S. tourists, my car with the bicycle was packed and ready to go. But I wasn't. I had put off the required coronavirus tes