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Vaccines for kids between the ages of 5 and 11 will likely be available in the first half of November, top U.S. infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci said on Sunday, predicting a timetable that could see many kids getting fully vaccinated before the end of the year. "If all goes well, and we get the regulatory approval and the recommendation from the CDC, it's entirely possible if not very likely that vaccines will be available for children from 5 to 11 within the first week or two of November," Fauci said in an interview with ABC's This Week. U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials are reviewing the Pfizer/BioNTech application seeking authorization of its 2-dose vaccine for younger children, with its panel of outside advisers scheduled to weigh in on Oct. 26.
MONROE, La. (AP) — Growing up in the piney backwoods of northern Louisiana, where yards were dotted with crosses and the occasional Confederate flag, Jacob Brown was raised on hunting, fishing and dreams of becoming a state trooper. But within weeks of arriving at the Louisiana State Police training academy in Baton Rouge, instructors pegged Brown as trouble. One wrote that he was an arrogant, chronic rule breaker with “toxic” character traits that should disqualify him from ever joining the sta
Toronto businesses are cautiously optimistic about the lifting of COVID-19 capacity limits on Monday, saying they hope the easing of public health rules will improve their bottom lines. But as they get ready to open their venues fully, they say they need time to determine the impact of the change and see whether people will return along with profits. George Bozikis, co-owner of Hendriks Restaurant and Bar in downtown Toronto, said that it has been difficult to survive during the COVID-19 pandemi
Starting Monday, Ontario is lifting capacity limits in places such as gyms, restaurants, bars and other indoor establishments where proof of vaccination against COVID-19 is required. Morganne Campbell has more.
Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe says the COVID-19 situation is improving, new restrictions aren’t needed and would be unfair to the vaccinated. Public health experts are calling for gathering limits, which the mayor of Saskatoon is bringing in.
TORONTO — A drama about an Indigenous graduate student involved in a debate over the sale of alcohol on her Quebec reserve has won a top prize at the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival. "Bootlegger," directed and co-written by Algonquin-French filmmaker Caroline Monnet of Outaouais, Que., took the $7,500 Dramatic Feature Award at the festival that wrapped Sunday. Devery Jacobs, who grew up in the Kahnawà:ke Mohawk Territory in Quebec, stars alongside Pascale Bussières of Montreal. The Queb
VANCOUVER — BC Ferries has cancelled nearly two dozen sailings on Monday due to a forecast calling for high winds that are expected to batter swaths of Vancouver Island and the western part of Metro Vancouver. Cancellations will start at 5:15 a.m. on the Tsawwassen and Swartz Bay routes and at 6:15 a.m. on the Horseshoe Bay and Duke Point routes as well as for the Comox and Powell River sailings. BC Ferries says it doesn't cancel sailings lightly, because customers depend on the service to get t
The legalization of cannabis in Canada just had its third anniversary, which means it's time for the federal government to review and possibly tweak the policy. In some areas, the reviews are positive. Legalization has resulted in the emergence of a multibillion-dollar industry, new jobs and tax revenue. There have also been fewer cannabis-related drug convictions among young people. But despite some positive signs, some health experts are concerned that the rapid growth of the industry combined
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Sunday made an impassioned plea to end the practice of returning migrants rescued at sea to Libya and other unsafe countries where they suffer “inhumane violence." Francis also waded into a highly contentious political debate in Europe, calling on the international community to find concrete ways to manage the “migratory flows” in the Mediterranean. “I express my closeness to the thousands of migrants, refugees and others in need of protection in Libya,'' Fran
Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe says he will not bring in additional COVID-19 measures because it ultimately takes away people's personal freedoms. He says COVID-19 vaccines are widely available, so his Saskatchewan Party government will not impose lockdowns or restrictions that could lead to business closures.
GUILFORD, Conn. (AP) — A racial reckoning began years ago for the Guilford school system, first with an episode in which a student wore blackface makeup to a home football game and then a fraught debate over the elimination of its mascot, the Indians. After the killing of George Floyd, district leaders announced they were doubling down on efforts to address social justice and racism in schools and teaching materials. But an organized pushback in the overwhelmingly white community began last year
We had a night club client asking for some downtown San Antonio nighttime skyline photos, so while we were getting some shots lined up, we also did some video footage. We launched from an empty bank parking lot, just north of the IH-35 highway, so the video is looking south from the direction of Brooklyn and Elmira. We recorded this somewhere around 10:30pm and flew at about 200ft AGL. The drone did have all of the required nighttime anti-collision strobe and orientation lights installed. We mapped the course to stay over empty parking lots and buildings, something that was very easy to do that time of night on a Saturday. There were a couple of helicopters flying around the area, but they were above the 400-500 height generally and did not fly near where the drone was operating. There are at least 2 helipads downtown, located at the Baptist Medical Center Hospital and the Christus Santa Rosa Children's Hospital. This area was unrestricted airspace, other than keeping an eye out for lower flying aircraft heading to one of those heliports. Please feel free to hit the RUMBLE button if you liked this, SUBSCRIBE if you want to see more, and leave a comment with your suggestions or observations. We always read and respond to comments. We do take requests from folks that want to see different types of aerial photography / videos from areas they might not be able to access from the ground. We are a certified Part 107 commercial drone pilot. Flight authorization was obtained prior to all flights. For more information about us, please visit Https://YellowRoseDrones.com We flew the Autel Evo 2 Pro 6K Drone, recording in 4K / 30fps. Video Editing software was Wondershare Filmora X. Audio track was from Epidemic Sound. Get your free 30 day trial from Epidemic Sound by clicking on this free referral link: https://www.epidemicsound.com/referral/d2jne3/
VICTORIA — Some of the containers that caught fire on a cargo ship off Victoria contained hazardous materials, but air quality monitoring along the city's waterfront had found no negative results, the Canadian Coast Guard said Monday. A flyover of the MV Zim Kingston showed no visible flames, although a salvage master had indicated there were still pockets of fire and some containers had "internal fires," Paul Barrett, an official with the coast guard, told a media briefing. Crews had been spray
An IT security analyst in Halifax says the provincial government is failing to protect Nova Scotians from potential online impostors who steal personal information with lookalike websites. So for $20, Logan Atwood registered the web address "govns.ca" so it can't be used in so-called "typosquatting" attacks. "Working in the industry, I realized just how many bad things that domain could be used for," Logan said. Typosquatting is the practice of buying web addresses that are nearly identical to p
The Dow Industrials and S&P 500 closed at record highs on Monday, as earnings season kicked in to high gear in one of the heaviest reporting weeks of the quarter with bellwethers in multiple sectors poised to announce results. While the Dow and S&P hit new highs, the Nasdaq outperformed on the day, buoyed by gains in Tesla and PayPal, and the tech-heavy index stands less than 1% away from its Sept. 7 closing record. Tesla Inc jumped 12.66% to its own new high of $1,045.02 and breached $1 trillion in market capitalization, after car rental firm Hertz placed an order for 100,000 Tesla cars, while Morgan Stanley raised its price target on the stock to $1,200 from $900 per share.
Camp Gencheff, a non-profit camp on P.E.I. that offers year-round programming to adults and children with intellectual and physical disabilities, is looking to hire more staff to meet a growing need for services. Executive director Elysia Hickox said there has been an increase in demand for the day camps, after-school programs and weekend respite care. She said Camp Gencheff gets daily calls from schools, social workers and family members wanting to register their child or adult in one of the pr
The first Colorado low of the season will be an unwelcome visitor in southern Ontario for the next two days, bringing heavy rainfall through Tuesday.
Hundreds of trucks and other vehicles waited at one of the main crossings between Pakistan and Afghanistan on Monday as the border closed again after a brief opening the day before, despite promises that it would reopen, traders said. The Chaman border crossing, the second-largest commercial border point between the two countries after Torkham in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, links with Spin Boldak in the Afghan province of Kandahar, and is regularly used by thousands of labourers and traders from both countries. The crossing, a vital source of customs revenue for the cash-strapped government in Afghanistan, has been closed for about three weeks, despite repeated protests by truckers and others stuck waiting at the border.
What did Coun. Catherine McKenney offer to buy to improve Ottawa's ailing transit network? What "major milestone" did the city hit this week in the ongoing battle against COVID-19? And why did the Kemptville, Ont., hospital shut down its ER and cancel X-rays and ultrasounds? These are just a few of the questions designed to vex and perplex you in this week's CBC Ottawa news quiz. On a desktop computer? For the best quiz-taking experience, click on the arrows in the bottom right-hand corner of th
Celebrity birthdays for the week of Oct. 31-Nov. 6: Oct. 31: Actor Lee Grant is 96. Anchorman Dan Rather is 90. Folk singer Tom Paxton is 84. Actor Ron Rifkin (“Alias”) is 83. Actor Sally Kirkland is 80. Actor Stephen Rea (“The Crying Game,” ″V For Vendetta”) is 75. Actor Deidre Hall (“Days Of Our Lives”) is 74. Journalist Jane Pauley is 71. Broadway performer Brian Stokes Mitchell is 64. Director Peter Jackson (“Lord of the Rings”) is 60. Drummer Larry Mullen Jr. of U2 is 60. Guitarist Johnny M