Tuesday January 18-th, 2022

Biden Talks School Reopening, Vaccine Availability Biden Talks School Reopening, Vaccine Availability

The goal would be 5 days a week". "The president felt that he could have a good conversation with people about the path forward, and also even people who disagree with him". She instead said that she and Biden believe states should make them a priori...

Two dead in Texas amid subfreezing cold snap Two dead in Texas amid subfreezing cold snap

More than 500 people were hunkering down at one shelter in Houston, but Mayor Sylvester Turner said other warming centers had to be shut down because those locations, too, lost power. "The sky lit up and there was a lot of pop-pop-popping". A MS man ...

Japan kicks off COVID-19 vaccination drive Japan kicks off COVID-19 vaccination drive

The rollout will be in three phases: the first will be between February and April targeting frontliners, the second will target high-risk groups between April and August, and the third will be for all those above the age of 18 between May this year a...

Bladen County spared from overnight deadly tornado that hit Brunswick County

The storm system left behind record-setting cold temperatures with wind-chill warnings extending from Canada into Mexico. The PowerOutage.US tracker reported more than 2.7 million people were without power in Texas , where temperatures in the majo...

Gun control lobbies split on new Liberal plan for assault rifles Gun control lobbies split on new Liberal plan for assault rifles

The buy-back program will be voluntary and gun owners may choose to keep their weapons , however, under the new legislation it would be illegal to use, transport or resell the outlawed guns and gun owners will be required to complete a new licensi...

Charge against Amy Cooper dropped after completing racial bias education program

After a 911 dispatcher called her back, she not only repeated her accusation but added the Black man "tried to assault her", prosecutors charged. Christian Cooper , an avid bird-watcher, had reportedly asked Amy Cooper to leash her dog and began r...

Pelosi announces plans for '9/11-type commission' to investigate Capitol attack Pelosi announces plans for '9/11-type commission' to investigate Capitol attack

Establishing such a commission would most likely require legislation if it were modeled on the 9/11 Commission, which embarked on a 20-month investigation after President George W. Hours after the Senate's verdict, the Louisiana Republican Party vote...

Foreign Contractor Killed, 5 Others Injured After Rockets Hit Iraq Airbase Foreign Contractor Killed, 5 Others Injured After Rockets Hit Iraq Airbase

Another US official said the projectiles were 107 mm rockets, fired around eight kilometres (five miles) west of Arbil. He did not identify the nationality of the contractors. "This aggression will not stand", he tweeted . In October, the USA thre...

Covid-19: United Kingdom virus variant likely to be more deadly, scientists say Covid-19: United Kingdom virus variant likely to be more deadly, scientists say

He has said he wants schools to reopen on March 8. "Everybody wants to get out of this as quickly as we safely can, and both as quickly, but also as safely, are important". More than 60 MPs in the Covid Recovery Group (CRG) have written to Mr Johnson...

Biden to Focus on Coronavirus Challenges During Upcoming G7 Meeting Biden to Focus on Coronavirus Challenges During Upcoming G7 Meeting

According to a senior DHS official who spoke on condition of anonymity, the 70,000 population of these asylum seekers have about 25,000 active COVID-19 cases. "With this news, our miracle is close to realization", said Nicole Boisco, a 19-year-old H...

China fires back at US allegations of lack of transparency China fires back at US allegations of lack of transparency

Travel restrictions for air travelers will go into effect on February 22, and will require a molecular test prior to exiting the airport and a second test toward the end of their 14-day quarantine. They'll have to do a followup test 10 days later. ...

Province reporting 1300 confirmed new cases of COVID-19 for February 13

The province is also reporting 1,434 newly-resolved cases and 19 additional deaths. The province has reported 41 new hospitalizations since yesterday, and six new admissions of COVID-19 patients to intensive care units. At Sudbury's Health Science...

Senators Await Closing Arguments In Trump Trial

Capitol on January 6. A two-thirds majority of the 100-person Senate is required for conviction, and while all 50 Democrats are expected to vote in favor it's unlikely the 17 Republican votes required will be found. Fifty-five senators voted to c...

Ontario reports 19 new COVID-19 deaths, 1,300 new cases on Saturday Ontario reports 19 new COVID-19 deaths, 1,300 new cases on Saturday

The province reported 68,812 tests were processed yesterday resulting in a 2.3 per cent positivity rate. According to provincial modelling data released on Thursday, the United Kingdom strain of COVID-19 is expected to become the dominant source of...

Winter Storm driving temps below zero this weekend Winter Storm driving temps below zero this weekend

Meteorologist David Martin said it appears the storm will be fast-moving, but could drop several inches of snow, sleet and freezing rain between Monday night and Tuesday . The heaviest ice accumulations are expected to be west and south of downt...

Australia's Victoria state imposes snap lockdown to halt cluster outbreak Australia's Victoria state imposes snap lockdown to halt cluster outbreak

Mr Andrews said the rate of spread demanded drastic action to avoid a new surge in Melbourne . Tennis players also fall into that official classification for the next five days in Melbourne and 20 of them got back to work in front of empty sta...

Venus gas 'most significant' find yet in alien life search: NASA chief

Now that phosphine has been detected it could point to extra-terrestrial "aerial" life. "As insane as it might sound, our most plausible explanation is life", molecular astrophysicist and study co-author Clara Sousa-Silva tells the Atlantic's Mar...

Trump 'summoned a mob,' Democrats say in formal impeachment brief Trump 'summoned a mob,' Democrats say in formal impeachment brief

The rampage interrupted the certification of Mr Biden's victory, sent lawmakers into hiding for their own safety and left five people dead, including a police officer. These characterizations stem from media reports that use anonymous sourcing from o...

COVID-19 probe: World Health Organization team visits China virus lab in Wuhan COVID-19 probe: World Health Organization team visits China virus lab in Wuhan

Uniformed and plainclothes security guards stood watch along the facility's gated front entrance, but there was no sign of the protective suits team members had donned Tuesday during a visit to an animal disease research center. The WHO, which has so...

Astronauts complete four-year power upgrade on International Space Station Astronauts complete four-year power upgrade on International Space Station

Replacing the old batteries in the International Space Station is vital in helping astronauts continue their research in space, which they have been doing in the International Space Station for 20 years. In all, 14 spacewalks were needed to complete ...

SpaceX Mars rocket prototype explodes on landing, again SpaceX Mars rocket prototype explodes on landing, again

While the final evaluation has not been released, commentators on NASA's live feed of the event believed that one of the two Raptors did not ignite, leading to loss of control. A third person said: "A bit too light on the power the first time, a wild...

No shadow for Wiarton Willie as Groundhog Day moves online across Canada No shadow for Wiarton Willie as Groundhog Day moves online across Canada

That means spring is on the way. This year's traditional Groundhog Day public event at the Shubenacadie Wildlife Park was cancelled due to COVID-19, but Shubenacadie Sam went virtual, allowing Nova Scotians to watch along on the park's website and ...

Republican senators agree to meet with Biden to talk COVID-19 relief Republican senators agree to meet with Biden to talk COVID-19 relief

Jen Psaki, White House press secretary, said on Sunday that Biden talked with the Republican group that came up with the $600 billion stimulus plan. The House and Senate are expected to vote on a budget resolution this week. "I can tell you t...

Musk's SpaceX plans all-civilian space flight with tech CEO Musk's SpaceX plans all-civilian space flight with tech CEO

Jude Children's Research Hospital . A health care worker for St Jude has already been selected for the mission. SpaceX has long said it would be open to selling tickets to civilians and tourists for seats on its Crew Dragon capsule, which ent...

Francois Legault plans to announce changes to COVID-19 restrictions Tuesday Francois Legault plans to announce changes to COVID-19 restrictions Tuesday

Premier Francois Legault tweeted out a video with a new ad made in conjunction with the Habs and debuting a new slogan: "We're all on the same side against COVID-19". Legault said he's trying to make prudent decisions without being able to see the fu...

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