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WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States served notice Monday that it will keep existing COVID-19 restrictions on international travel in place for now due to concerns about the surging infection rate because of the delta variant. It was the latest sign that the White House is having to recalibrate its thinking around the coronavirus pandemic as the more infectious variant surges across the U.S. and a substantial chunk of the population resists vaccination. It was also a reversal from the sentiment P
Bubble, a New York based startup that allows non-coders to design and create web applications, said on Tuesday it raised $100 million in a funding round led by private equity firm Insight Partners. Technology applications for people with little programming experience -- known as "no-code" or "low-code" in Silicon Valley -- have attracted fresh funding during the pandemic to help overcome a bottleneck created by a surge in e-commerce and the digitization of businesses amid a shortage of coders. Emmanuel Straschnov, Bubble co-founder, said he and his partner started the company in New York in 2012 as the city was seeing a jump in tech startups but entrepreneurs with expertise in different industries with good ideas were struggling to find programmers to help them launch their companies.
(Reuters) -Facebook Inc will stop allowing advertisers to target people under 18 on its platforms based on their interests or their activity on other sites, it said on Tuesday in a slew of announcements about young users. The change means advertisers will soon be able to target under-18s only by age, gender or location on Facebook, its Messenger service and its photo-sharing platform Instagram. In a blog post, Instagram said it was making the change because it agreed with youth advocates that young people might not be equipped to make decisions about targeting.
SOUTHWEST MIDDLESEX - Southwest Middlesex Council was subjected to a draft report of the Master Plan during their 21 July 2021 meeting. Prior to the presentation, Dennis Kwan addressed the council informing them that, “the document is still in draft form. So, nothing’s set in stone yet. So, we’re interested in hearing your feedback tonight.” The draft included 10 key recommendations: Project 2000 (which focused on improving the Glencoe Fairgrounds); a redevelopment plan for Little Kin Park; re-i
GENEVA (Reuters) -Some 24,000 Eritrean refugees are trapped in two camps in Ethiopia's Tigray region, cut off from humanitarian aid, and their food rations may have run out, the United Nations said on Tuesday. Appealing for access to the Mai Aini and Adi Harush camps, the U.N. refugee agency said there was "a real danger of hunger" if the refugees did not receive supplies. Fighting that began between the Ethiopian central government and the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) last November has escalated in and around the camps, and two refugees have been killed this month, it said.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North and South Korea exchanged messages Tuesday in communication channels that have been dormant for more than a year and agreed to improve ties — positive steps but ones that still leave any resumption of stalled negotiations to rid the North of its nuclear weapons a long way off. Liaison officials from the Koreas had several phone conversations including one on a military hotline and agreed to resume speaking regularly, Seoul officials said. The rivals use the channe
An associate professor at the Atlantic Veterinary College is reminding pet owners that they're not alone after recent thunderstorms left some pets filled with anxiety and their owners searching for solutions. "Everybody is having trouble," Dr. Karen Overall, an associate professor of behaviour medicine at AVC, told Island Morning host Mitch Cormier. Several people took to social media last week sharing first-hand accounts of how their animals reacted to the loud claps of thunder and streaks of l
Get ready to celebrate New Brunswick Day with live music, large crowds and fireworks. After the COVID-19 pandemic put a damper on public festivities for the holiday last year, the provincial government, in collaboration with the City of Fredericton and St. Mary's First Nation, will be hosting 12 hours of events around the city beginning at 10 a.m. on Monday. "Being the capital city … I would think that it's the place to celebrate the opening to green, and in addition to the celebrations, it's al
Brazilian payments firm Conductor has hired banks for an initial public offering in the United States that could come as early as this year, as Latin America's financial sector is enlivened by the arrival of several newcomers, three sources familiar with the matter said. Conductor, which is backed by venture capital firm Riverwood Capital and payments processor Visa Inc, is a provider of technology for financial services.
Social worker & psychotherapist Vera Cheng shares ways to overcome shame and address mental health in Asian communities amid a rise in hate-motivated incidents throughout the pandemic.
Officials at Toronto Pearson International Airport say that travellers arriving from abroad will no longer be separated based on their COVID-19 vaccination status, reversing a decision put into place just last week. "Toronto Pearson, in collaboration with government and other partners, has determined that separation of vaccinated and non/partially-vaccinated travellers in customs lines results in minimal operational efficiencies," said a spokesperson for the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (G
Tunisia's leading Islamist party moved on Tuesday to ease the country's political crisis, calling for dialogue and urging supporters not to protest after accusing President Kais Saied of launching a coup. Tunisia faced its worst political crisis in a decade of democracy after Saied, backed by the army, sacked the prime minister and froze parliament on Sunday, sparking concern in Western capitals that have praised its transition from autocracy since the Arab Spring uprisings of 2011. Influential civil society groups, including the powerful labour union, warned Saied not to extend extraordinary measures he announced on Sunday beyond a month and called on him to lay out "a participatory roadmap" out of the crisis.
Originally due last November but derailed by the pandemic, the City of Toronto’s expanded youth spaces and programs opened their doors on Monday, offering young people twice as many places to play, study and find work. The extra 20 spaces bring the combined total of youth spaces run by the city and Toronto Public Library (TPL) to 43, with 66 full-time staff working to equip young people with the skills to succeed in an early-stage job market jolted hard by COVID-19. Young people have borne a hea
Montreal police have issued an Amber Alert. They are looking for a 16-year-old girl who they say was abducted by her 22 year old brother overnight. According to police, Zahraa Jaafar has been abducted by Ali Mohammad Jaafar. Investigators are looking for a red Nissan Altima, with the following license plate: Y86 XCZ. The alert went out just after 6:20 a.m. on Tuesday.
Strong sales of 5G iPhones and services such as the App Store and Apple Music are expected to drive growth at Apple Inc, which reports results on Tuesday, but some investors will be listening to the company's strategy to ward off anti-trust foes. The services business faces lawsuits, regulatory scrutiny, including from an empowered U.S. Department of Justice, and a raft of pending legislation in the United States and Europe to lower its commissions on apps and make other changes. "We believe government action (via antitrust, executive order, and legislation) represents the single greatest risk for shares of Apple," Tom Forte, an analyst at D.A. Davidson & Co, wrote in a note to clients, adding that he hoped Apple's executives would address the risks on the company's earnings call on Tuesday.
HONG KONG (AP) — The first person to be tried under Hong Kong’s sweeping national security law was found guilty of secessionism and terrorism on Tuesday in a ruling closely watched for indications of how the law will be applied as China tightens its grip on the city long known for its freedoms. Tong Ying-kit was charged with inciting secession and terrorism for driving his motorcycle into a group of police officers last year while carrying a flag bearing the banned protest slogan “Liberate Hong
Libya will return to "square one" and the turmoil of 2011 if national elections planned for December are delayed, the speaker of parliament said, with a new rival government likely to set itself up in the east. The elections are seen in the West as a critical step in efforts to bring stability to Libya, which has been in chaos since the 2011 NATO-backed uprising against Muammar Gaddafi. Libya, a major oil and gas producer, was divided in 2014 between an internationally recognised government in the west and a rival administration in the east that established its own institutions.
Les rêves aident à réguler nos émotions et à nous adapter aux événements stressants. Un contenu répétitif pourrait représenter une tentative infructueuse d’intégrer des expériences difficiles.
Candid Closeup is a weekly segment that features Canadians from coast to coast who love to share their weather. In this episode, The Weather Network's Kim MacDonald had the opportunity to speak with Katherine LeBlanc. Originally from Regina, LeBlanc is connecting to her new home in Canada's North through photography.
U.S. stocks fell on Tuesday, ending a five-day winning streak in the three major indexes, as investors were cautious before results from top tech and internet names and Wednesday's Federal Reserve announcement. The Nasdaq led the day's declines, registering its biggest daily percentage drop since May 12, but the three indexes pared losses heading into the close and ended well off the lows of the session. Shares of Apple Inc, Microsoft Corp and Google parent Alphabet Inc, which all reported earnings after the bell, dropped and weighed the most on the Nasdaq and S&P 500 along with Amazon.com Inc, which is expected to report results later this week.