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NEW YORK (AP) — R.C. Davis is a rising high school senior in Oak Park, Illinois, who uses poetry to explore his feelings about gender and family. Kechi Mbah is a rising senior in Houston who first connected to poetry through a competition she watched on YouTube. Sarah Fathima Mohammed, a rising high school junior in San Jose, California, likes to introduce girls to poetry when she visits her native Kumbakonam, India. They are three of five high school students from around the country who have be
Windsor's Sandpoint Beach is closed for swimming after testing revealed high levels of E. coli, the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit says. Four other beaches that undergo testing for the bacteria — Cedar Beach, Cedar Island Beach, Belle River Beach, Mettawas Beach — have also been deemed unsafe for swimming due to E. coli, though the beaches remain open. Water testing at Sandpoint conducted on Monday revealed E. coli levels of 1,000 or more. As part of its ongoing beach monitoring program, the h
Following a brief hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Lost Egg Classic disc golf tournament will return to Wayne over the August long weekend. 2020 would have marked the true 20 year anniversary of the tournament, though because of the cancellation, 2021 will mark the official anniversary. “We had 140 entries open and they sold out in about 35 minutes,” says Craig Burrows-Johnson of the Professional Disc Golf Association. Burrows-Johnson is a disc golf course designer who has had a hand in
Karen McDonald, Toronto's Drug Checking Service lead at St. Michael’s Hospital, explains why a more potent drug supply is causing concern about a worsening opioid crisis exasperated by the pandemic.
A fire quickly tore through a barn in Mersey Point on the morning of July 19. The Liverpool Fire Department was called out at about 10:40 a.m. on that day to 562 Shore Road in Mersey Point. “When we arrived it was fully engulfed,” said Captain John Long of the Liverpool Fire Department. The structure, which was about 9.1 metres by 15.2 metres in size and used for storage, was a complete loss. There were no injuries and the cause of the fire was unknown when Long was reached. However, he added th
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York will require all state employees to get vaccinated against the coronavirus by Labor Day or undergo weekly tests for COVID-19, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday. “It’s smart, it’s fair and it’s in everyone’s interest,” Cuomo said in a Wednesday Zoom call with the nonprofit Association for a Better New York. In mandating either the shots, or frequent testing for government workers, Cuomo is following on the heels of California and New York City, which announced similar
Democratic and Republican congressmen on Wednesday introduced a bill that aims to revive an arm of the old U.S. Cold War arsenal to improve understanding of China and potentially other strategic rivals of the United States. The House bill introduced by Democratic Representatives Joaquin Castro and Bill Keating and Republicans Mike Gallagher and Brian Fitzpatrick would provide for the establishment of a federally funded Open Translation and Analysis Center (OTAC) focused on China.
Innovation, Science, and Industry Minister François-Philippe Champagne is casting Ottawa’s recent investments to decarbonize heavy industry as a way to competitively position Canada in the global economy, but some are questioning if the country is betting on the wrong horse. Recently, the department announced a flurry of new investments to help heavy industry lower its greenhouse gas emissions. Earlier this month, it kicked $25 million to Svante Inc.’s $97-million carbon capture project to be de
(Reuters) -Language learning app Duolingo Inc notched a valuation of $6.5 billion after its shares surged nearly 40% in the company's Nasdaq debut on Wednesday, becoming the latest education technology startup to impress Wall Street. Duolingo's stock opened at $141.4 per share, blowing past the initial public offering price (IPO) of $102 per share, which crossed the top end of its target range. "Being a public company will allow us to operate at a higher level, and get going from the minor leagues to the major leagues," said Luis von Ahn, co-founder and chief executive officer of Duolingo.
NEW YORK (AP) — Theater actor Julie Halston will receive the Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award for her work fighting the lung-scarring disease pulmonary fibrosis. The Tony Awards Administration Committee announced Wednesday that Halston would get the special Tony “for her dedication and advocacy in raising funding and awareness.” The annual award is presented to a representative of the theater community who has made a contribution through humanitarian, charitable or social services. Others who have
The Ontario government says it wants to boost the operating capacity of the province's hospital system to up to 115 per cent of pre-COVID-19 levels to address a backlog of surgeries and procedures delayed by the pandemic. At a media briefing Wednesday, officials said the province will commit $324 million to — among other things — help hospitals perform up to 67,000 more surgeries and offer 135,000 more hours for diagnostic imaging than would have otherwise been possible. That represents a roughl
Russian state prosecutors asked a court on Wednesday to find Lyubov Sobol, a close ally of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, guilty of breaching COVID-19 safety regulations and to impose a set of restrictions on her for two years, her lawyer said. Prosecutors told the court to order Sobol to remain at home from 2200 to 0600 for the next two years, to ban her from attending mass events or political meetings and to have her check in with the police four times a month, her lawyer Vladimir Voronin said on Twitter. Sobol, who says the charge against her is politically-motivated nonsense, was charged with breaching COVID-19 safety regulations at an unsanctioned street protest in support of Navalny earlier this year.
After her campaign signs were destroyed and burned on Sunday, Tamara Tynes Powell, the Liberal candidate in the riding of Truro-Bible Hill-Millbrook-Salmon River, told the Halifax Examiner it's important to "stand up against any sort of hatred act." On Monday the Examiner reported the vandalism and burning of Tyne Powell's campaign signs in Truro over the weekend. Tynes Powell is the first Black candidate in the history of her riding and she is also the sole female candidate. News spread early o
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Court of Appeal on Wednesday rejected a request by “Making a Murderer” subject Steven Avery for a new trial. Avery is serving a life sentence for the 2005 killing of photographer Teresa Halbach, a case that became the focus of a popular Netflix series whose creators raised questions about the convictions of Avery and his nephew, Brendan Dassey. Avery attorney Kathleen Zellner asked the court to consider claims ranging from insufficient scientific evidence to in
TORONTO — Ontario is putting more than $62 million in its autism budget this year to make services more available, as the province works to shore up its delayed revamp of the program. The government is expected to announce this afternoon that the money will go toward initiatives such as grants for service providers to hire new clinical staff, increase hours for existing staff, and travel to serve kids in rural or remote communities. Families and providers have said that there has been a diminish
Golf carts have been given the green light on Pelee Island. As of Tuesday, they are legal to use on public roads. The cars are permitted for use with a valid licence and a permit from the Township of Pelee Island. Under a 10-year pilot project from the Ministry of Transportation (MTO), the carts are subject to the same rules of the road as regular vehicles, but don't need to be registered, have a licence plate or insurance. Mayor Raymond Durocher said that Pelee is the first municipality in Onta
Michel Cox, a 44-year-old man accused of kidnapping a teenage girl in Outremont before she escaped from the backseat of a car, has pleaded guilty to charges of forcible confinement, robbery and impersonating a police officer. Cox was arrested and charged soon after the kidnapping in early August 2020. Cox had been released from prison three years earlier after being there for a number of sexual assaults from the early 2000s. In 2016, a psychologist had determined he was at a high risk of re-offe
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hours after Mexico City authorities raised the capital’s COVID-19 alert level in the face of surging infections, especially among young people, residents packed a plaza on a pleasant evening in the charming Coyoacan borough. Among them was Mario Estrada Flores, a lanky 21-year-old college student, who along with nine friends — all without masks — started up an impromptu rap performance that drew dozens of applauding onlookers. “I’m not worried about getting infected because I’
WASHINGTON (AP) — Many Americans believe their communities are doing a good job meeting the needs of older adults, but white people may be better equipped than people of color to age within their communities, according to a new survey from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The poll finds more Americans think their area is doing well rather than poorly in providing access to resources and services for aging adults, including health care, healthy food, transportation an
Maude Charron is Canada’s second gold medallist at the Tokyo Games. She was victorious in the women’s 64-kilogram weightlifting competition. Charron’s title came a day after Canada’s Maggie Mac Neil won gold in swimming.