Health


Mexico reports Covid-linked deaths far above official toll Mexico reports Covid-linked deaths far above official toll
- March 30, 2021

Also, new figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show weekly registered coronavirus deaths in England and Wales have fallen to the lowest level since October . He was accused of downplaying the risks of the virus early on and of being slow to impose a lockdown, but he continues to enjoy high approval ratings. (more...)
Australian Government reshuffle as Scott Morrison moves Porter and Reynolds Australian Government reshuffle as Scott Morrison moves Porter and Reynolds
- March 30, 2021

The new group will be led by Minister for Women Marise Payne and comprise all female ministers, along with the deputy prime minister, treasurer and finance minister. "We have seen that in the trolling particularly of women". Porter - the government's top legal officer and a former state prosecutor - is accused of raping a 16-year-old fellow student in 1988, an allegation he denies. (more...)
Ghislaine Maxwell faces two new charges in sex crimes case Ghislaine Maxwell faces two new charges in sex crimes case
- March 30, 2021

Ghislaine Maxwell , driven by Britain's Prince Andrew, leaving the wedding of a former girlfriend of the prince, Aurelia Cecil near Salisbury, England. She then "groomed Minor Victim-4 to engage in sexual acts with Epstein through multiple means", according to the court documents. Maxwell "sought to normalize inappropriate and abusive conduct by, among other things, discussing sexual topics in front of [the victim] and being present when [the victim] was nude in the massage room of the Palm ... (more...)
Animals Most Likely Source of Coronavirus — WHO Report Animals Most Likely Source of Coronavirus — WHO Report
- March 30, 2021

The release of the report has been repeatedly delayed , raising questions about whether the Chinese side was trying to skew the conclusions to prevent blame for the pandemic falling on China . "Many of the early cases were associated with the Huanan market, but a similar number of cases were associated with other markets and some were not associated with any markets", the report added. (more...)
Another woman accusing Cuomo of unwanted kiss to come forward Another woman accusing Cuomo of unwanted kiss to come forward
- March 30, 2021

According to Ana Liss, a former aide to Cuomo and one of his accusers, she was asked about DeRosa's behaviour in the workplace during an interview with the investigators, who were trying to figure out if she was targeted by DeRosa. "You can go find hundreds of pictures of me kissing people, men, women". Governor Cuomo has stated that he has never touched anyone inappropriately. (more...)
Active cases of COVID-19 in St. Albert at 50 on Wednesday Active cases of COVID-19 in St. Albert at 50 on Wednesday
- March 29, 2021

The province reported 717 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, including 325 new variant cases. Out of 668 new cases identified, 207 have been confirmed as variant cases. Hinshaw said there are free hotel rooms available in the province for people to isolate outside their family home. Though, 59 people are now in the ICU, a four person increase from Thursday. (more...)
Canada's Supreme Court rules in favour of national carbon tax Canada's Supreme Court rules in favour of national carbon tax
- March 26, 2021

The case first went to the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal, which ruled against the provincial government in May 2019. "They wasted money putting stickers on gas pumps to show how angry they were...but anger address the climate crisis , only real action will". (more...)
Biden says it is his 'expectation' to run again for president Biden says it is his 'expectation' to run again for president
- March 26, 2021

Mr. Biden's opening news conference will come more than two months into his presidency. "We will leave", he said. "A majority of economic forecasters have significantly increased their projections on the economic growth that's going to take place this year. (more...)
Multiple people dead, including police officer, after shooting at Colorado grocery store Multiple people dead, including police officer, after shooting at Colorado grocery store
- March 23, 2021

At least ten people, one of them a policeman, were killed by a gunmen who opened fire Monday in a grocery store in Boulder, Colorado , according to police. The man said he was on his to pick up coffee from King Soopers when the shooting started. The shooting Monday at the crowded supermarket sent terrorized shoppers and workers scrambling for safety and stunned a state and a nation that has grieved several mass killings. (more...)
Supreme Court could reinstate Boston Marathon bomber's death sentence Supreme Court could reinstate Boston Marathon bomber's death sentence
- March 23, 2021

It was not clear how Biden's Justice Department, given his stance against executions in federal cases, would weigh in on the case pursued by the previous administration. Tsarnaev's lawyers acknowledged at the beginning of his trial that he and his older brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev , set off the two bombs at the marathon finish line on April 15, 2013. (more...)
Torrential rains force thousands to evacuate in Sydney Torrential rains force thousands to evacuate in Sydney
- March 22, 2021

New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the downpour across the state, Australia's most populous with 8 million people, was worse than initially expected, especially for low-lying areas in Sydney's northwest. Authorities have warned of a potentially "life-threatening" situation though so far there have been no reports of deaths or serious injuries. There were reports homes and businesses had also been damaged but Andrew Hall, CEO, Insurance Council of Australia said it was too ... (more...)
Hawley: China believes it can roll the Biden admin. Hawley: China believes it can roll the Biden admin.
- March 22, 2021

US State Department spokeswoman Jalina Porter reiterated calls for China to release the two men, Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig, from "arbitrary and unacceptable" detention during a regular briefing in Washington . On human rights, we hope that the United States will do better on human rights. "It's probable that after this Anchorage diplomat summit, Sino-American relations may deteriorate further", Shi said. (more...)
Donald Trump plans to launch social network in three months Donald Trump plans to launch social network in three months
- March 22, 2021

Trump's 2020 campaign spokesman Jason Miller said that Trump will be returning to social media with a new platform and that it will "completely redefine the game", and is expected to attract "tens of millions" of new users. Miller said during his appearance on Fox News that the former president has been approached by numerous companies and is in talks with teams about the new platform. (more...)
Biden: US to hit 100 million shot goal on Friday Biden: US to hit 100 million shot goal on Friday
- March 19, 2021

In the final days of then-President Donald Trump's administration, almost 1 million shots were being administered per day, the daily average Biden needed to hit in order to meet his goal. This also comes as the US House of Representatives last week approved the Senate-passed version of Biden's United States dollars 1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill, called by him as the "American Rescue Plan". (more...)
IRS pushes tax filing deadline by one month IRS pushes tax filing deadline by one month
- March 17, 2021

A May 15 deadline has been mentioned, but since that falls on a Saturday, May 17 (a Monday) seems more likely. This will give taxpayers additional time to file their 2020 tax returns and pay any amounts owed to the IRS . The IRS this year began accepting 2020 returns as late as February 12 instead of its customary January start date, NBC News. The IRS is planning to delay the deadline by one month, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday, citing three people familiar with the decision. (more...)
Funerals to be held for protesters killed by Myanmar's military junta Funerals to be held for protesters killed by Myanmar's military junta
- March 17, 2021

Sixteen people were killed in other places, rights group Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) said, as well as one policeman, making it the bloodiest day since the coup. The martial law announcement said military commanders in Yangon would take over administration of districts and courts, MRTV said. It has promised to hold a new election, but has not set a date. (more...)
Australia restricts travel to Papua New Guinea Australia restricts travel to Papua New Guinea
- March 17, 2021

He said mass testing had been done at the Ok Tedi Mine and nearly half the results were positive. 'The capacity to manage Covid-19 in a developing country is starkly different to what it is in an advanced country like Australia, ' Mr Morrison said. (more...)
North Korea complains about ‘stink’ of U.S.-South Korea military exercises North Korea complains about ‘stink’ of U.S.-South Korea military exercises
- March 17, 2021

The inter-Korean engagement that had improved in 2018 and is sought by South Korea "won't come easily again" and North Korea will be watching to see if there is further provocations, said Kim. "If it wants to sleep in peace for coming four years, it had better refrain from causing a stink at its first step", she said. But the administration has also made clear it wants to reset United States relations with the rest of the world, particularly traditional allies, after the tumult of the ... (more...)
NACI to say AstraZeneca vaccine OK for those over age 65 NACI to say AstraZeneca vaccine OK for those over age 65
- March 16, 2021

Cyprus also followed suit. There have been no reports of blood clots in patients in Canada. A World Health Organization advisory committee plans to meet on Tuesday to discuss the vaccine, which Germany, France and Italy said on Monday they were pausing after several countries reported serious conditions in people who had received the shot. (more...)
Somalia receives first batch of COVID-19 vaccine doses Somalia receives first batch of COVID-19 vaccine doses
- March 16, 2021

The first-a feature that shows US users when and where they can get the jab-is housed in the COVID Information Center, which appears directly in your Facebook News Feed and on Instagram. A Florida correctional officer polled his colleagues earlier this year in a private Facebook group about whether they'd take the COVID-19 vaccine if offered. (more...)

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