Saturday January 29-th, 2022

Auditor General report on long-term care sparks doubt about action Auditor General report on long-term care sparks doubt about action

The findings come in a 322-page report from Ontario's Long-Term Care Commission that was submitted to the government tonight. "I absolutely take responsibility for the wellbeing of residents in long term care, and staff". Ontario launched the commi...

Australian Govt commits to Indian travel ban despite backlash Australian Govt commits to Indian travel ban despite backlash

Conservative newspaper columnist Andrew Bolt said the ban " stinks of racism " in an article published Monday, adding the decision was "driven by fear, ignorance and incompetence". "Australia has to be there ready to get these citizens into a facilit...

3 killed, 27 hospitalized after suspected smuggling boat capsizes off San Diego 3 killed, 27 hospitalized after suspected smuggling boat capsizes off San Diego

The captain of the boat is reportedly in custody and speaking with investigators. They were told the boat was drifting toward the shoreline, with one person on board, officials said. Stephenson called the smuggling attempt during Sunday's conditions ...

Iran state media says Tehran, US agree to prisoner swap Iran state media says Tehran, US agree to prisoner swap

It was unclear whether the reports were part of a bid by hard-liners to disrupt ongoing talks in Vienna on reviving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. Even after an initial American denial, an anchorwoman on Iranian state TV still repeated the announcem...

New charges added in Governor Whitmer plot New charges added in Governor Whitmer plot

The new charges come as part of a superseding indictment filed Wednesday by the US Attorney's Office for the Western District of MI that says Fox, Croft and Harris allegedly meant to use destructive devices to facilitate their plot to kidnap the gove...

Covid-19: : No vaccines for ages 18-45 at Mumbai's govt centres Covid-19: : No vaccines for ages 18-45 at Mumbai's govt centres

According to reports, more than 80 lakh people registered themselves on the dedicated vaccination portal between 4 pm and 7 pm. "These statistics indicate that far from crashing or performing slowly, the system is performing without any glitches".

Coronavirus: EU sues AstraZeneca for breach of vaccine delivery contract Coronavirus: EU sues AstraZeneca for breach of vaccine delivery contract

Psaki indicated that the decision was made because of the US' available supply of other Covid-19 vaccines approved for use. AZ also said that it is "making progress" with addressing the technical challenges in its vaccine manufacturing processes.

Oxygen crisis hits Delhi govt’s largest Covid hospital Oxygen crisis hits Delhi govt’s largest Covid hospital

SGRH has been getting oxygen supply through tankers for the past few days while it has been making efforts to set up its own oxygen plants amid what it called below-contracted delivery from its suppliers. "We are not fighting elections", Mr Mehta sai...

Myanmar junta agrees to stop violence, says Muhyiddin Myanmar junta agrees to stop violence, says Muhyiddin

He urged the military to end the violence and immediately restore democracy, stability and peace in the country. Myanmar has been going through upheaval since Feb 1 when armed forces chief Min Aung Hlaing ousted an elected government led by democra...

Ford in isolation after staffer tests positive for COVID-19

Despite his test result being negative, Ford is following public health advice for close contacts of positive cases and is self-isolating in Toronto. On Tuesday evening, the premier's office released a statement saying that a staff member tested po...

President Xi Jinping to attend climate summit via video link President Xi Jinping to attend climate summit via video link

The US and China are the world's largest emitters of greenhouse gases. China's President Xi Jinping will attend a virtual climate summit this week hosted by US President Joe Biden, the Chinese foreign ministry said on Wednesday, as political tens...

Business leaders weigh in as jury finds Derek Chauvin guilty Business leaders weigh in as jury finds Derek Chauvin guilty

He faces a maximum sentence of forty years in prison for the second-degree murder charge. The Minneapolis police chief quickly called it "murder" and fired all four officers, and the city reached a 27 million dollar (£19.4 million) settlement wit...

George Floyd: Crowd outside court reacts to Derek Chauvin guilty verdicts George Floyd: Crowd outside court reacts to Derek Chauvin guilty verdicts

On Monday, Cahill ordered that jurors be sequestered in an undisclosed hotel during their deliberations and instructed them to avoid all news about the case. After both sides presented closing arguments on Monday, the jury was isolated in a hotel wit...

President Jimmy Carter issues statement on death of former VP Walter Mondale President Jimmy Carter issues statement on death of former VP Walter Mondale

Mr Mondale served Minnesota as attorney-general and a USA senator, and followed the trail blazed by his political mentor, Hubert H Humphrey, to the vice-presidency, serving under Jimmy Carter from 1977 to 1981. "When President Obama asked me to con...

Republicans want to reprimand Rep. Maxine Waters for police protest remarks Republicans want to reprimand Rep. Maxine Waters for police protest remarks

She also said she did not think they would incite violence as the local communities deal with intensifying protests. Waters' office did not respond to a CNN request for comment. Greene has drawn her own scrutiny for her extreme views, including at ...

Ontario reports record test positivity rate, almost 4,500 new COVID-19 cases Ontario reports record test positivity rate, almost 4,500 new COVID-19 cases

The province has thus far rejected calls for a provincial program saying it would be needless overlap of federal supports. The new health order also significantly empowers police to enforce the restrictions, essentially allowing police to stop peop...

Hester Ford, Oldest Known Living Person in U.S., Passes Away Hester Ford, Oldest Known Living Person in U.S., Passes Away

Though Ford reportedly suffered dementia in later years, she was able to recite a Bible verse on her 112th birthday. Ford was the matriarch of a family that includes 68 grandchildren, 125 great-grandchildren, and at least 120 great-great-grandchild...

Boris Johnson cancels visit to India due to Covid-19 situation Boris Johnson cancels visit to India due to Covid-19 situation

He told ITV's Good Morning Britain: "I am concerned about all the variants". "Countries around the world including our own have been through this - I think everybody's got a massive amount of sympathy with India, what they're going through".

Russian Federation will face 'consequences' if Alexei Navalny dies, U.S. says Russian Federation will face 'consequences' if Alexei Navalny dies, U.S. says

A doctor for imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who is in the third week of a hunger strike, says his health is deteriorating rapidly and the Kremlin critic could be on the verge of death. Last week, Russian Foreign Ministry's spoke...

Kremlin critic Navalny could ‘die any minute’, say doctors Kremlin critic Navalny could ‘die any minute’, say doctors

On March 31, Russian President Vladimir Putin's most prominent opponent went on hunger strike to demand proper medical treatment for back pain and numbness in his legs and hands. "A patient who has such a level of potassium should be monitored in i...

Justice Department sues Roger Stone, wife for $2 million in unpaid taxes Justice Department sues Roger Stone, wife for $2 million in unpaid taxes

The complaint filed in Fort Lauderdale, Florida , claims that the Stones underpaid their taxes in the years 2007 through 2011, and in 2018, and that they owe roughly $1.997 million in unpaid taxes, fines and interest. There is now no attorney list...

Congresswoman Claudia Tenney addresses President Biden’s decision to withdraw troops from Afghanistan Congresswoman Claudia Tenney addresses President Biden’s decision to withdraw troops from Afghanistan

Colin P. Clarke is the director of policy and research at the Soufan Group, a global intelligence and security consultancy based in New York City . But a degraded Al Qaeda is not a defeated Al Qaeda. Pakistan and Russian Federation recently anno...

Rep. Jim Jordan clashes with Anthony Fauci over ‘freedom’ at House hearing Rep. Jim Jordan clashes with Anthony Fauci over ‘freedom’ at House hearing

After Fauci told him that precautions to prevent spreading he virus can be lifted after the nation vaccinates as many people as soon as it can and infections decrease, Jordan again demanded "What measure, what standard, what objective outcome, do we ...

Biden urges Putin to ease Ukraine tensions, proposes summit Biden urges Putin to ease Ukraine tensions, proposes summit

During the conversation, they discussed various issues, including the Ukraine crisis. Echoing NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, who met Kuleba earlier, Blinken said Moscow's military actions on Ukraine's doorstep were "very provocative...

Canada reports first case of blood clotting from AstraZeneca vaccine Canada reports first case of blood clotting from AstraZeneca vaccine

Quebec's health ministry said in a release that it was this protocol, and extra training in recent weeks for medical staff, that allowed it to quickly spot the woman's case. This report also comes as the US has called for a pause on Johnson & Johns...

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