Saturday January 29-th, 2022

European Medicines Agency official links AstraZeneca vaccine and thrombosis European Medicines Agency official links AstraZeneca vaccine and thrombosis

Last week, the German government announced it would stop general use of the AstraZeneca vaccine for people aged under 60 amid concerns over blood clots , with Canada doing the same for the under-55s. Many countries have already begun to restrict ...

B.C. recorded 4040 cases, 23 deaths over 4 days B.C. recorded 4040 cases, 23 deaths over 4 days

Dix said the province is not seeing an increase in hospitalizations of young people, but rather that among those who are hospitalized, more are needing critical care. British Columbia health officials announced 1,889 new test-positive COVID-19 cases ...

Violent Northern Ireland clashes spark amid Brexit tensions Violent Northern Ireland clashes spark amid Brexit tensions

On Saturday night, 27 police officers were injured and eight people were arrested during riots in Belfast and Londonderry. The incidents come amid simmering tensions over the Northern Ireland Protocol, set up as part of the UK's Brexit deal w...

Aerial Footage Shows Toxic Wastewater Leak in Florida's Manatee County Aerial Footage Shows Toxic Wastewater Leak in Florida's Manatee County

Gov. Ron DeSantis said in a Sunday press conference that crews are working to prevent "a real catastrophic flood situation". The Manatee County Public Safety Department said in an alert there is an " imminent threat" of uncontrolled release of...

Jordan accuses Prince Hamzah of plot to destabilise kingdom Jordan accuses Prince Hamzah of plot to destabilise kingdom

In a statement published by the state news agency, the military said the warning to Prince Hamzah was part of a broader, ongoing security investigation in which a former minister, a junior member of the royal family and unnamed others were detained...

The weather forecast for Leitrim and surrounding counties for the Easter weekend The weather forecast for Leitrim and surrounding counties for the Easter weekend

Today will be dry. "Tuesday looks set to be another cold day with sunny spells and scattered showers, some wintry". Lowest temperatures of 3 to 7 degrees, coldest in north Leinster. It will be cloudier further north. Afternoon temperatures will r...

Xi Jinping expresses condolences for victims of Taiwan train accident Xi Jinping expresses condolences for victims of Taiwan train accident

Officials said Friday's devastating collision, which killed at least 51 people and injured almost 190, was caused when a parked railway maintenance vehicle slipped down an embankment and onto the tracks. "It's lucky that I was at the later carriage -...

Biden defends raising taxes to pay for infrastructure plan Biden defends raising taxes to pay for infrastructure plan

The March increase - the most since August - was almost double February's gain of 468,000, the Labor Department said Friday. Biden warned that the economic progress could be undone if Congress did not act on his jobs and infrastructure proposal ...

Media report on suspect in deadly Capitol attack Media report on suspect in deadly Capitol attack

Capitol Police. "It's incredibly sad to hear about the passing of a Capitol Police Officer ". Police identified the slain officer as William "Billy" Evans, an 18-year veteran who was a member of the department's first responders unit. Investigat...

MSNBC Wrongly Reported Capitol Ramming Suspect as 'White Male' MSNBC Wrongly Reported Capitol Ramming Suspect as 'White Male'

On his Facebook page, he notes that he is a follower of the Nation of Islam. "Suspect is now dead." . Officers shot and killed Green, of IN, after he rammed his auto into two U.S. Friends and family told The Post they were anxious about his mental ...

Statement from Warden Bob Crate on provincial shutdown — RELEASE Statement from Warden Bob Crate on provincial shutdown — RELEASE

The variants of concern are spreading rapidly. "This is a new pandemic", Ford said. The processes we now have in place to protect staff and members of the public are in compliance with the new measures announced by the Province, and will ensure ong...

Lieutenant Calls Knee on Floyd's Neck 'Totally Unnecessary' Lieutenant Calls Knee on Floyd's Neck 'Totally Unnecessary'

An organization for retired Philadelphia police officers is apologizing after it sent a fundraising email that blamed George Floyd for his own death while defending former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin . Asked by a prosecutor if he'd ...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signs executive order banning 'vaccine passports' Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signs executive order banning 'vaccine passports'

The executive order forbids any Florida government entity "to issue vaccine passports, vaccine passes, or other standardized documentation for the objective of certifying an individual's COVID-19 vaccination status to a third party". However, busines...

Pfizer vaccine effective for 12-15-year-olds

The vaccine supplies will be produced at Aspen Biopharama plant in South Africa . They also released the results of a trial of 800 participants in South Africa, where a new variant of the coronavirus is circulating. People queue to get teste...

Biden says his new infrastructure plan could create 19 million new jobs Biden says his new infrastructure plan could create 19 million new jobs

Smiling, Biden said he believed Republican voters "are going to have a lot to say about whether we get this done". White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said the administration is hoping there's "progress" on an infrastructure bill by Memorial Da...

Deadly train derailment in Taiwan Deadly train derailment in Taiwan

He told reporters the train derailed north of the eastern city of Hualien after hitting the truck, which rolled onto the tracks from a nearby building site. The accident came at the beginning of a long weekend for the traditional Tomb Sweeping Day ...

United Kingdom lawmakers oppose use of Covid-19 passports United Kingdom lawmakers oppose use of Covid-19 passports

No decision has yet been made and Johnson has instructed senior minister Michael Gove to review the possible role of certificates, saying there are deep and complex ethical issues to explore. The passports could also be needed for events such as the ...

Ontario entering province-wide shutdown starting Saturday Ontario entering province-wide shutdown starting Saturday

The government is asking Ontarians to limit trips outside the home to necessities such as food, medication, and other essential services, but stopped short of imposing a stay-at-home order like it did in January. "Nobody seems to be giving us any att...

US Capitol Locked Down Today After Officers Injured Amid Shooting Reports US Capitol Locked Down Today After Officers Injured Amid Shooting Reports

The suspect, identified as Noah Green , was shot dead by police after allegedly jumping out of the vehicle with a knife and attempting to attack an officer with it. Video posted online showed a blue sedan crashed against a vehicle barrier near the C...

People under 60 should not get 2nd AstraZeneca vaccine: German experts People under 60 should not get 2nd AstraZeneca vaccine: German experts

Thirty cases of rare blood clotting have been recorded in Britain among more than 18 million people who have had the AstraZeneca vaccination, the national medicines regulator said Friday. Cooke said the EMA would include the Germany cases in its revi...

Ford orders province-wide shutdown for four weeks Ford orders province-wide shutdown for four weeks

The processes we now have in place to protect staff and members of the public are in compliance with the new measures announced by the Province, and will ensure ongoing business continuity as we continue to deliver the essential municipal services on...

Four more countries added to UK's COVID-19 Four more countries added to UK's COVID-19 "red list"

The British government is gearing up to ban global arrivals from four more countries - Bangladesh, Kenya, Pakistan and the Philippines - amid concerns over new virus variants but opted against including European nations that are facing a resurgence o...

EXPLAINER: How Floyd's 'spark of life' played out at trial EXPLAINER: How Floyd's 'spark of life' played out at trial

Ross wept through much of her testimony as she told the court about how she met Floyd, their relationship, and their battle with addiction to painkillers. Under cross-examination, Nelson asked Ross about some incidents of Floyd's drug use, including ...

Lawyers for George Floyd's Family Say Jurors Should Look Past Drug Use Lawyers for George Floyd's Family Say Jurors Should Look Past Drug Use

They tried to stop using the drugs many times and had sought out various treatments, she said, but they relapsed together as recently as March 2020. The defence has argued that Chauvin did what he was trained to do and that Floyd's death was caused...

Joe Biden Will Not Throw Out First Pitch on Opening Day

Democratic Vice-President Kamala Harris casts any tie-breaking votes. At the first Cabinet meeting of his administration Thursday, President Joe Biden announced he was tasking five members to take on a "special responsibility" to help promote and...

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