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COVID-19 numbers continue to drop as of Thursday, May 20

COVID-19 numbers continue to drop as of Thursday, May 20 The last time the positivity rate was below 7 per cent was back on March 31 this year when the positivity rate was 6.74 per cent after completing 13,645 tests. Hinshaw said for those with one vaccine dose the quarantine period has been reduced to 10 days, or as long as they also don't have symptoms. The move to online learning was one measure in a bundle of tougher public-health restrictions intro... [Full Article...]

Journalist Martin Bashir hits back after royals blast BBC interview

Journalist Martin Bashir hits back after royals blast BBC interview Bashir's comments come after former BBC director-general Lord Tony Hall quit as chairman of the National Gallery after he was heavily criticised in the Dyson report for his botched inquiry into how the interview was obtained. "If they knew he had lied previously and also he'd had to resign from a mediocre American network, why was he good enough for the BBC?" He has also added: "I don't believe ... [Full Article...]

Alberta identifies 908 new COVID-19 cases, positivity rate of 9.1%

COVID-19 case rates in Alberta are at their lowest point in nearly two months. Across the province, 617 people are being treated in hospital for COVID-19, including 164 in intensive care. Active COVID-19 cases continue to decline in the province as Albertans are asked to remain vigilant heading into the long weekend. Elsewhere Saturday, Alberta followed up its record-breaking day for immunizat... [Full Article...]

Hobbs Says Subpoenaed Maricopa County Voting Equipment No Longer Usable

Hobbs Says Subpoenaed Maricopa County Voting Equipment No Longer Usable Fulton County, Pennsylvania, allowed Wake Technology Services Inc. - which is one of the subcontractors working with Cyber Ninjas in Maricopa County - to conduct an audit of its tabulation machines after the November election. Maricopa County election officials said county attorneys are reviewing all possible options, including whether or not equipment can be recertified or needs to be replaced ... [Full Article...]

Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan lit up Twitter on January 6 commission

Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan lit up Twitter on January 6 commission The attack on the U.S. Capitol left many officials on both sides of the political aisle shaken when they faced armed attackers and were forced to barricade the House Chamber doors against insurrectionists. The legislation calls for the chairperson, who would be appointed by Democrats, to hire staff "in consultation with the vice chairperson", who would be chosen by Republicans. [Full Article...]

Spain to welcome vaccinated travellers from June 7

Spain to welcome vaccinated travellers from June 7 The Spanish PM said , "From June 7, all vaccinated people and their families will be welcome in our country, Spain, regardless of their country of origin". British travellers will still have to quarantine when they return from Spain. Spain has said that it will also allow Japanese travellers to enter the country for non-essential reasons from Monday. [Full Article...]

Israel and Hamas agree Gaza truce, to be monitored by Egypt

Israel and Hamas agree Gaza truce, to be monitored by Egypt The decision came after heavy USA pressure to halt the offensive. Meanwhile, a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas could come "as early as Friday", the Wall Street Journal reported , citing some USA and foreign officials involved in the discussions. [Full Article...]

COVID-19: Western Cape reveals 7 vaccination sites

COVID-19: Western Cape reveals 7 vaccination sites A report from Spain released Tuesday found that giving a second dose of Pfizer to someone who had received a first shot of AstraZeneca was safe and effective. After a large number of casulaties in the second wave, most people have realised that vaccination is the best protection against the deadly disease. "The data that I see coming, they are supporting the notion that likely there will... [Full Article...]

Belgique : des manifestations en soutien au militaire en cavale Jürgen Conings

Belgique : des manifestations en soutien au militaire en cavale Jürgen Conings Afin de renforcer les recherches, les autorités belges ont demandé aux pays voisins, notamment les Pays-Bas et l'Allemagne de fournir des policiers. " Appeler à la haine et à la violence c'est inacceptable, qu'il s'agisse de virologues, de scientifiques, d'adversaires politiques. C'est punissable par la loi", a aussi dit le premier ministre. [Full Article...]

Chasse à l'homme pour retrouver un militaire d'extrême droite jugé dangereux — Belgique

Chasse à l'homme pour retrouver un militaire d'extrême droite jugé dangereux — Belgique La chaîne RTL a fait état d'une lettre dans laquelle il menace d'"attaquer le régime et les virologues" . Soupçonné de vouloir s'en prendre à l'Etat en Belgique et à un virologue connu, Jurgen Conings , 46 ans est activement recherché par les forces de l'ordre, relate Le Figaro . [Full Article...]

Jérusalem | Heurts entre Palestiniens et policiers sur l'esplanade des Mosquées

Jérusalem | Heurts entre Palestiniens et policiers sur l'esplanade des Mosquées Une quinzaine de Palestiniens ont été blessés, selon Al-Jazeera. Les violences à Jérusalem-Est avaient ensuite dégénéré en escalade militaire entre l'armée israélienne et des groupes armés palestiniens dans la bande de Gaza, en affrontements en Cisjordanie occupée et dans des villes " mixtes " en Israël où vivent des Juifs et des Arabes. [Full Article...]

Un militaire d'extrême droite jugé très dangereux en fuite — Belgique

Un militaire d'extrême droite jugé très dangereux en fuite — Belgique Mardi en fin d'après-midi son 4X4 a été retrouvé près du village de Niel-bij-As, en bordure d'une zone boisée, avec à l'intérieur quatre lance-roquettes antichars et des munitions. Il a été placé en sécurité ainsi que sa famille. Alors que les médias locaux s'interroge, la ministre de la Défense a promis qu'une enquête serait ouverte. [Full Article...]

Jason Denayer à l'Euro avec la Belgique

Jason Denayer à l'Euro avec la Belgique Le défenseur de l'OL est un élément important des Diables rouges depuis 2019. Un moment pressenti pour pallier un éventuel forfait de Witsel, il ne fait pas partie d'une sélection qui ne comporte aucune surprise. [Full Article...]

Biden Dissolves Controversial Trump Orders On Race And Culture

Biden Dissolves Controversial Trump Orders On Race And Culture Joe Biden has ditched Donald Trump's plan to build a "Garden of American Heroes" featuring statues of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Whitney Houston and Kobe Bryant . The president also revoked a 2019 Trump proclamation that purported to prevent immigrants "who will financially burden the United States healthcare system" from entering the United States. [Full Article...]

NM lifts mask mandate for fully vaccinated individuals

NM lifts mask mandate for fully vaccinated individuals The Centers for Disease Control and Protection on Thursday announced that they were updating their guidelines, and people who were fully vaccinated no longer needed to wear masks indoors and out, under most circumstances. A survey released in April by the Birmingham Business Alliance showed that 51% of Birmingham-area businesses surveyed plan on continuing to require employees to wear face mask... [Full Article...]

GOP Lawmaker Caves On Dems' 9/11-Style Commission To Probe Capitol Riot

GOP Lawmaker Caves On Dems' 9/11-Style Commission To Probe Capitol Riot For months, Republican and Democratic lawmakers have been at odds over the scope and makeup of the commission with GOP leaders - including Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell - saying the investigation should focus not just on the January 6 insurrection, but also on violence after the death of George Floyd while in police custody. [Full Article...]

Wait, does this mean the pandemic is over for vaccinated people?

Wait, does this mean the pandemic is over for vaccinated people? Rochelle Walensky said in a White House briefing. The announcement came amid mounting public pressure nationwide and in California, where almost 50% of the population has received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and coronavirus case rates have dropped dramatically. [Full Article...]

US Coast Guard Closes Mississippi River Portion After Large Bridge Crack Found

US Coast Guard Closes Mississippi River Portion After Large Bridge Crack Found In an inspection for the 2020 National Bridge Inventory report, the Federal Highway Administration said the I-40 bridge checked out in fair condition overall, with all primary structure elements sound and only some minor cracks and chips in the overall structure. [Full Article...]

British holidaymakers’ travel plans in doubt as Portugal extends lockdown

British holidaymakers’ travel plans in doubt as Portugal extends lockdown Portugal has yet to decide whether it will allow visits from United Kingdom holidaymakers as it extends its "state of calamity" until 30 May. Under current plans, people from England and Scotland will be allowed to travel to Portugal for non-essential reasons from Monday. [Full Article...]

Fighting between Israelis, Palestinians in Gaza Intensifies

Fighting between Israelis, Palestinians in Gaza Intensifies Col. Elad Goren, head of the civil department of the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) during a briefing. But Hamas also appeared to see the escalation as an opportunity to marginalize Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and present itself as the guardian of Palestinians in Jerusalem. [Full Article...]


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