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BREAKING NEWS 10 vaccinated Californians will win $1.5 million Full Story

BREAKING NEWS 10 vaccinated Californians will win $1.5 million Full Story Under the state's new " Vax for the Win " campaign, launched Thursday, residents 12 years or older who are at least partially vaccinated will be eligible for cash prizes awarded in a series of three drawings in June. Ten Californians who become inoculated before that date stand to win lottery-style prizes of US$1.5 million apiece, while another 30 people will each win US$50,000. [Full Article...]

Hancock: 'It took time to build the testing' for care homes

Hancock: 'It took time to build the testing' for care homes Speaking for the first time since Mr Cummings gave evidence to MPs on Wednesday, Mr Johnson was asked whether it was true, as the former aide claims, said he would rather see "bodies pile high" than order a third lockdown. Dominic Cummings, who was Mr Johnson's right-hand man until late previous year, attacked his former boss during seven hours of testimony before a parliamentary committee yesterd... [Full Article...]

Panic buying in Victoria as entire state prepares for lockdown

Panic buying in Victoria as entire state prepares for lockdown Funerals will be capped at 10 people, plus those running the service, and weddings can not proceed unless for end of life or deportation reasons. Merlino said the variant was very contagious and there were more than 10,000 primary or secondary contacts of cases in the cluster. [Full Article...]

Woman who falsely accused Black bird watcher sues ex-employer

Woman who falsely accused Black bird watcher sues ex-employer Cooper was sacked one day after she called police on Christian Cooper (no relation) during an encounter involving her unleashed dog. Cooper, who had been working as a portfolio manager at the investment firm until she was sacked in the backlash to the call, accused the company of discrimination, saying an investigation would have been done if she were not a white woman. [Full Article...]

Silverton woman, Dayton teen first Vax-a-Million winners

Silverton woman, Dayton teen first Vax-a-Million winners Based on the number of Ohioans who registered for the first drawing, the odds of winning the $1 million were one in 2,758,470, and the odds of winning the scholarship were one in 104,368, according to ODH. But the same review also found that vaccination rates are still well below figures from earlier in April and March. This Covid-19 lottery heard around the world has rejuvenated the vaccination... [Full Article...]

Alberta to announce plan for 'safely easing' restrictions

Alberta to announce plan for 'safely easing' restrictions This step would see the removal of all public health measures provincewide. Locally, active COVID-19 cases continue to drop as Cochrane is now reporting 55 cases and Rocky View County has 133. "I would encourage Albertans to look to the future and keep your focus there. And these are goals that are achievable, but we need everybody in the province to be on board". [Full Article...]

Joe Biden orders intelligence report on coronavirus origins within 90 days

Joe Biden orders intelligence report on coronavirus origins within 90 days The reemergence of the Wuhan lab theory has gained attention in Congress as well, where some lawmakers have moved to cut off funding that may have gone to the lab, among other measures. Cotton and other Republicans want an independent investigation into whether COVID-19 was man-made and escaped the Wuhan laboratory or whether the virus occurred naturally and jumped from animals to humans. [Full Article...]

COVID-19: Ontario reports first blood clot death in AstraZeneca vax recipient

COVID-19: Ontario reports first blood clot death in AstraZeneca vax recipient The country received 132,000 doses of the vaccine in late March from Covax, the global initiative to ensure lower-income countries receive jabs, but so far has administered less than 8,000 shots. "What is really worrying though is the first dose of AstraZeneca is only 30% in protection according to this very, very credible United Kingdom study", Kelly continued. [Full Article...]

Father Of Arrested Belarus Blogger Says Son "Physically Harmed"

Father Of Arrested Belarus Blogger Says Son On Monday, the European Union agreed to impose sanctions on Belarus, including banning its airlines from using the country's airspace and airports, amid fury over the situation. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson tweeted Tuesday that the video "makes for deeply distressing viewing" and added, "Belarus' actions will have consequences". [Full Article...]

George Floyd family calls for police reform on anniversary of murder

George Floyd family calls for police reform on anniversary of murder House Speaker Nancy Pelosi poses for a photo with Floyd's family and members of Congress on Tuesday. "I'm hopeful that sometime after Memorial Day we'll have an agreement on George Floyd legislation". As if to highlight the staggering number of United States shootings, multiple gunshots rang out Tuesday near the site in Minneapolis where people were marking the anniversary of Floyd's killing. [Full Article...]

Grand Jury Reportedly Convened to Hear Evidence in Trump Criminal Probe

Grand Jury Reportedly Convened to Hear Evidence in Trump Criminal Probe Daniel R. Alonso, a former top deputy to Vance who is now a white-collar defense lawyer, said convening a special grand jury typically means that "it's highly likely they're going to be presenting charges against someone". "This is purely political, and an affront to the nearly 75 million voters who supported me in the Presidential Election, and it's being driven by highly partisan Democrat prosec... [Full Article...]

Confusion over Indian variant hotspot advice in west London

Confusion over Indian variant hotspot advice in west London Local councils worst-hit by the Indian Covid-19 variant have insisted there are no restrictions on travel in their areas and "no local lockdowns". Mr Zahawi responded by saying that in terms of the guidance, people had to be "careful and vigilant". [Full Article...]

Wuhan Lab Workers' 2019 Illness Raises Concerns

Wuhan Lab Workers' 2019 Illness Raises Concerns The report called the prospect that the virus transmitted from an animal reservoir to an animal host, followed by subsequent spread within that intermediate host that then transmits it to humans, "likely to very likely". This month 18 prominent scientists published a letter calling for a new investigation and they have given reasons why - these scientists believe that "theories of accidental r... [Full Article...]

4 dead in shooting at OH suburb apartment

4 dead in shooting at OH suburb apartment Two Columbus-based television stations reported that at least three people were found fatally shot inside a building, with more victims discovered dead outside at the same location, though a precise number of casualties was not immediately confirmed. [Full Article...]

Priti Patel Denies Dominic Cummings' Claim Government Sought to Achieve 'Herd Immunity'

Priti Patel Denies Dominic Cummings' Claim Government Sought to Achieve 'Herd Immunity' Mr Cummings also claimed there had been "so much lock down confusion". Previously, Cummings took to Twitter to slam Johnson's government for its COVID-19 response, saying that the March lockdown was necessary only because of "awful decisions", and that the plan to achieve collective herd immunity was "literally the official plan in all docs/graphs/meetings until it was ditched". [Full Article...]

Plusieurs compagnies aériennes suspendent le survol de la Biélorussie — Avion dérouté

Plusieurs compagnies aériennes suspendent le survol de la Biélorussie — Avion dérouté Minsk juge avoir agi dans la légalité, qu'il ne s'agissait pas d'un coup monté et que la présence de l'opposant, recherché pour "terrorisme", était un hasard. L'autorité nationale de transport aérien de la Suède, Transportstyrelsen, avait exhorté dans l'après-midi les transporteurs du pays "à tenir compte de la situation incertaine et (.) donc envisager d'éviter de voler dans l'espace aérien Bié... [Full Article...]

Belarusian journalist Raman Pratasevich appears in new video after 'state backed hijacking'

Belarusian journalist Raman Pratasevich appears in new video after 'state backed hijacking' Western powers have widely condemned the incident, which NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg described on Tuesday as a " state hijacking ". The photographer and journalist, already a veteran of Belarus's embattled independent media, had been on assignment accompanying Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, the exiled opposition leader, to the Delphi Economic Forum earlier this month. [Full Article...]

21 ultramarathoners dead in China as extreme weather ruins race

21 ultramarathoners dead in China as extreme weather ruins race Some went missing in the extreme weather on Saturday afternoon (local time), when the 100-kilometre race in the Yellow River Stone Forest tourist site in Baiyin city in Gansu province was halted. Video footage broadcast on state media showed emergency rescue personnel in combat fatigues carrying flashlights as they climbed through the rocky terrain at night. [Full Article...]

Shooting in downtown Minneapolis leaves 2 dead, 8 others injured

Shooting in downtown Minneapolis leaves 2 dead, 8 others injured Prison record He hadn't listed Carroll's lawyer, and he hadn't been formally charged as of Saturday night. According to police, the verbal conflict is likely to have led to the shooting. Asked if the shooters were among the dead or wounded, police spokesman John Elder said investigators are still "putting the pieces together". Police are reviewing surveillance footage and interviewing witness... [Full Article...]

DR Congo plans to evacuate city as volcano erupts

DR Congo plans to evacuate city as volcano erupts Several thousand people poured into the streets carrying what they could take with them when they saw the volcanic eruption. There was no direct report on any losses, but observers stated that lava already had submerged one highway that joins Goma with the city of Beni in North Kivu region. [Full Article...]


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