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When Meriyam Jahim walked into the DriveTest centre in Newmarket, Ont., on her birthday, she expected to walk out with her learner's permit like any other 16-year-old. "I was excited," she said. "I was even studying and revising in the car." Six weeks later, she still doesn't have it. When Jahim arrived at the testing centre and told staff she was missing her left arm below the elbow, she was told she needed special medical approval from the Ontario Ministry of Transportation. So she filled out
BEIRUT (AP) — Senior Lebanese officials knew of the risks posed by the highly explosive material stored for years at Beirut’s port and did nothing to protect the public against it, an international human rights group said Tuesday. In a report on last year's massive blast, Human Rights Watch said those same officials are now trying to thwart the investigation. It called for targeted sanctions against implicated officials and an international probe. The report comes as Lebanon marks one year since
Canadian Ellie Black just missed the podium in the women's balance beam final with a fourth-place finish on Tuesday at the Tokyo Olympic Games. China's Guan Chenchen captured gold, scoring 14.6333 as the final competitor to take to the beam, while fellow Chinese gymnast Tang Xijing claimed silver with a score of 14.233. American superstar Simone Biles won bronze in her return to competition, posting a score of 14.000. Black, of Halifax, N.S., finished with a score 13.866. Her total was tied with
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The quickly approaching fall semester has America’s colleges under pressure to decide how far they should go to guard their campuses against COVID-19 while navigating legal and political questions and rising infection rates. Hundreds of colleges nationwide have told students in recent months they must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before classes begin. California State University, the country's largest four-year public university system, joined the list last week, alon
LONDON (AP) — Rapper Dizzee Rascal has been charged with assault after an incident in London that left a woman with minor injuries. The Metropolitan Police said late Monday that the 36-year-old, whose real name is Dylan Kwabena Mills, was charged after the incident at a residential address in Streatham, southeast London, on June 8. The force said officers attended and a woman reported minor injuries. She did not require hospital treatment. The rapper is expected to appear at Croydon Magistrates'
Since the start of the pandemic, many people from across the country have decided to move to New Brunswick. Thousands arrived last winter, causing prices in the real estate market to soar. But in the small Kent County village of Rogersville, a different issue has emerged — minority language services. Located near Richibucto and about an hour from Moncton, Rogersville has a predominantly French-speaking population. French is the mother tongue of over 91 per cent of the region's residents, accordi
Jack Dorsey introduced the world to expressing itself in just 140 characters as the creator of Twitter Inc, and his payments company, Square Inc, also likes getting straight to the point. Square's purchase of Australian buy now, pay later provider Afterpay Ltd for $29 billion in stock, the largest ever acquisition by Dorsey's firm, was consummated within three months, said four people with knowledge of the deal talks. As the business boomed in the past year, Afterpay fielded takeover interest from six potential buyers, including U.S. consumer banks, one of the sources said, but Square made more sense as the companies were already exploring services tie-ups.
What started out as a potentially magical day for Canadian's women's beach volleyball quickly became a nightmare at Tokyo's Shiokaze Park. Both Canadian pairs lost their quarter-final matches, including the world's number one pair Sarah Pavan and Melissa Humana-Paredes, who, coming into tonight, hadn't dropped a set during this Olympic tournament. They had been a force during this tournament, never really challenged. That changed tonight as they were never able to find their rhythm, losing to Au
Tay council is hosting a special meeting Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. to review and potentially award a contract for a MacKenzie Park washroom building and pavilion project. The three-decade old structure was approved for an upgrade last year at the estimated cost of $150,000. Members of the public are invited to attend the virtual meeting by viewing the video conference online or by listening by telephone call-in. Details of the video conference and telephone call-in options will be published with the
DUBAI (Reuters) -The United Arab Emirates will on Thursday lift a ban on transit flights including from India and Pakistan, the National Emergency and Crisis Management Authority (NCEMA) said on Tuesday. India and Pakistan are important markets for Emirates, Etihad Airways and other UAE carriers flydubai and Air Arabia. The Gulf state, a major international travel hub, had banned passengers from many South Asian and African states travelling through its airports this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.
A private funeral will be held in St. John's Tuesday afternoon for Jordan Naterer, whose remains were found last month in a British Columbia park where he went missing in October. Naterer, 25, went alone into Manning Provincial Park, about 175 kilometres east of Vancouver, but found himself in inhospitable conditions. "After accidentally losing the hiking trail in unexpected snow conditions at Frosty Mountain, Jordan fought a courageous battle to escape out of treacherous terrain," says an obitu
The N.W.T.'s acting chief public health officer says there's a "sense of urgency" for residents to get vaccinated before a possible spike of COVID-19 cases in the fall. Dr. Andre Corriveau says it's extremely important for people to get vaccinated so the territory can be as prepared as possible going into the colder months. "We anticipate that there will be an increase in cases with the Delta variant," he said. "We're trying to use that window of time that we have while things are still relative
From the skate park to the open water, here are five things to look out for at the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday, Aug. 5.
BAGHDAD (AP) — Over 17,000 looted ancient artefacts recovered from the United States and other countries were handed over to Iraq's Culture Ministry on Tuesday, a restitution described by the government as the largest in the country's history. The majority of the artefacts date back 4,000 years to ancient Mesopotamia and were recovered from the U.S. in a recent trip by Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi. Other pieces were also returned from Japan, Netherlands and Italy, Foreign Minister Fuad Huss
BOZALAN, Turkey (AP) — As Turkish fire crews pressed ahead Tuesday with their weeklong battle against blazes tearing through forests and villages on the country's southern coast, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government faced increased criticism over its apparent poor response and inadequate preparedness for large-scale wildfires. Fed by strong winds and scorching temperatures, the fires that began Wednesday have left eight people dead, forced thousands of residents and tourists to flee homes
Countries across Europe and the Middle East are starting to offer a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine for the most vulnerable, in an attempt to combat the spread of the Delta variant.View on euronews
WARNING: This story contains distressing details In 1923, a young boy named Edward wrote his parents about what it was like being a student at the St. Barnabas Indian Residential School in Onion Lake, Sask. "I am always hungry," he shared in a letter quoted many decades later in the 2015 findings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC). "We only get two slices of bread and one plate porridge. Seven children ran away because [they] are hungry." St. Barnabas burned to the ground
BERLIN (Reuters) -Infineon Chief Executive Reinhard Ploss on Tuesday supported the idea of Taiwan Semiconductor (TSMC) building a chip fabrication plant in Germany, expressing a clear preference for its technology over that of Intel. "It would be an interesting idea to have TSMC in Germany," Ploss told reporters, while declining to comment directly on reports the dominant contract chip manufacturer was in talks on building a plant there. Responding to the reports, TSMC said last month it was too early to say whether it would build a semiconductor plant in Germany and that talks were in their early stages.
Most minor hockey players in Belle River are lacing up for the first time since the pandemic hit, but while the ice rinks are primed and ready, sports retailers are scrambling to get more hockey equipment on their shelves. The doors at Belle River Source For Sports opened in July after COVID-19 restrictions were eased. Young hockey players came in droves, according to the owner, desperate for new gear. "Our hockey has been very busy this last month. Everybody is checking their bags and finding t
BEIRUT (AP) — After the massive explosion at Beirut’s port a year ago, only a small part of Ibrahim Hoteit’s younger brother was identified: his scalp. Hoteit buried his brother — a large man, a firefighter, a martial arts champion — in a container the size of a shoebox. Since then, Hoteit has sold his business, a perfume and accessories shop. He sleeps only a few hours a night. Black circles ring his eyes. One thing drives him now: winning justice for the victims of the Aug. 4, 2020, explosion