Yahoo Finance Canada's Alicja Siekierska and strategy expert Mark Satov discuss the Liberal government's throne speech and plans for a pandemic recovery.
Yahoo Finance Canada's Alicja Siekierska and strategy expert Mark Satov discuss the Liberal government's throne speech and plans for a pandemic recovery.
HOW WILL VARIOUS BALLOTS BE COUNTED, AND WHAT RESULTS WILL BE KNOWN ON ELECTION NIGHT? Millions of Americans have already voted, but each state has different rules on when it's allowed to actually start counting those ballots. In some places, election officials can begin processing ballots weeks before Election Day.
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says Mexico is paying for the wall (it isn’t), health care choice for veterans came from him (it didn’t) and his tax cut stands as the biggest in American history (nowhere close).These are among his touchstones — the falsehoods that span his presidency — and he's giving them another go in the final days of his relentless campaigning.He's got fresher false material, too, claiming “incredible” numbers in the pandemic response despite record infections, rising deaths and a statement from his chief of staff Sunday that the government cannot bring the coronavirus under control. He warned darkly of voting fraud in the Nov. 3 election without offering evidence that malfeasance is in play.In weekend rallies, Trump also portrayed Democratic rival Joe Biden as the helmsman of a Marxist party who lined his own pockets with $3.5 million via Moscow. This didn't happen.A look at rhetoric from the weekend:THE VIRUSTRUMP: "Even without vaccines, we’re rounding the turn. It’s going to be over." — on C-SPAN, Sunday.TRUMP: "We’re rounding the turn. It’s going to be over.” — New Hampshire rally Sunday.TRUMP: “We’re rounding the turn, we’re doing great. Our numbers are incredible.” — North Carolina rally Saturday.THE FACTS: The numbers have turned harrowing, not “incredible.”The U.S. set a daily record Friday for new confirmed coronavirus infections and nearly matched it Saturday with 83,178, data published by Johns Hopkins University show. Close to 8.6 million Americans have contracted the coronavirus since the pandemic began, and about 225,000 have died; both totals are the world’s highest. About half the states have seen their highest daily infection numbers so far at some point in October.“We’re not going to control the pandemic," Mark Meadows, Trump's chief of staff, said on CNN. “We are going to control the fact that we get vaccines, therapeutics and other mitigation areas.” He did not share his boss' view that the pandemic is turning a corner or that it will, absent a vaccine.___TRUMP on how long he may be immune to reinfection from the coronavirus: “With me it was for four months. If it was anybody else they’d say for life.” — Ohio rally.TRUMP: “Now it used to be that if you had it, you were immune for life, right? For life. With me, they say I’m immune for four months. In other words, once I got it, the immunity went down from life to four months. I don’t know. They don’t know, either.” — North Carolina.THE FACTS: The only truth in these statements is that “they don't know.”Trump is suggesting here that experts are saying he is only immune from reinfection for four months because they don't like him. But the science of immunity is not about him and the uncertainty is not a conspiracy against him. Public-health authorities don't have final answers on how long or well people who had COVID-19 are protected from it again.While there’s evidence that reinfection is unlikely for at least three months even for those with a mild case of COVID-19, very few diseases leave people completely immune for life. Antibodies are only one piece of the body’s defences, and they naturally wane over time.___THE WALLTRUMP: "And by the way, Mexico is paying for the wall.” — New Hampshire rally.TRUMP: “No, they are paying for it. Totally." — North Carolina rally.TRUMP: “We got it financed. Mexico will be paying for it because we’re going to charge a fee.”THE FACTS: The U.S. is paying for it. Mexico isn’t. The Mexican government flatly refused to contribute to extending or reinforcing barriers on U.S. soil — “Not now, not ever,” Enrique Peña Nieto, then Mexico’s president, tweeted in May 2018.Since the start, Trump has been fishing for ways to make it appear that he was keeping his promise to make Mexico pay for the project at the core of his 2016 campaign. But the money is coming from today’s U.S. taxpayers and the future ones who will inherit the federal debt.___VETERANSTRUMP: “We passed VA Choice.” — New Hampshire rally.TRUMP: “The last administration failed our veterans. I reformed the VA, passed VA Choice." — North Carolina rally.THE FACTS: He did not get the Choice program passed. President Barack Obama did. Trump expanded it. The program allows veterans to get medical care outside the Veterans Affairs system under certain conditions.___THE BIDENSTRUMP on Biden when he was vice-president: “So Russia, the mayor of Moscow’s wife, who’s a very wealthy man, she’s a very wealthy woman, retired, gave him three and a half million dollars.” — North Carolina rally.THE FACTS: No she didn't.A Republican congressional report that investigated the Moscow business dealings of Biden's son, Hunter, pointed to a $3.5 million investment made there to an investment firm linked to Hunter Biden.The money didn't go to Joe Biden at all. Nor is there evidence that Hunter Biden pocketed the sum. The GOP report said the money went to the investment firm. And Hunter Biden’s lawyer has said in a statement that his client had no interest in that firm.___CHINATRUMP: “I banned people from China, where it was heavily infected, from coming into a country. Biden was totally against that. He called me xenophobic. And now he goes out and says we should have done it sooner. Well he didn't want to do it at all.” — North Carolina rally.THE FACTS: That's false. Trump never banned travel from China; he restricted it. Biden did not call the travel restrictions xenophobic; he used the term in regard to Trump's other rhetoric about foreigners. And he did not oppose the restrictions, but rather took no clear position for many weeks, before supporting them.___FRACKINGBIDEN: “I never said I oppose fracking.” — presidential debate Thursday.TRUMP: “You said it in the tape." — presidential debate Thursday.THE FACTS: Trump is correct; Biden said it on tape, telling a Democratic primary debate, “No new fracking.” Trump has been playing Biden's remark at his own rallies.A fracking ban wasn't and still isn't Biden's policy, though. Biden's campaign corrected his remark after the primary debate. Biden would ban new oil and gas permits on federal land only; most oil and gas does not come from those properties. He has said repeatedly he would not ban fracking.Still, Trump called him out for shaping his stance to suit a more liberal primary audience and argued at his Ohio rally Saturday that Biden in office would be beholden to Democrats who want to ban fossil fuels, people he hyperbolically called “the communists, the Marxists and the left wing extremists.”___VOTING FRAUDTRUMP: “In Nevada, they want to have a thing where you don’t have to have any verification of the signature.” -- New Hampshire rally.THE FACTS: Not true, despite his frequent assertions to the contrary. The state’s existing law requires signature checks on mail ballots. A new law also spells out a process by which election officials are to check a signature against the one in government records.In Nevada’s June primary, nearly 7,000 ballots were thrown out due to mismatched or missing signatures.___TRUMP: “I say the biggest risk we have are the fake ballots.” — New Hampshire rally.TRUMP: “If we don’t know the result on Nov. 3, that means — unlike it has always been where you generally find out the election that night or soon — we could be going on forever with this. It’s the craziest thing ... and we shouldn’t let it happen.” -- New Hampshire rally.THE FACTS: His statements are overblown.It’s true that many states are expecting a surge in mail-in voting because of the coronavirus pandemic, which may lead to longer times in vote counting. The U.S. Supreme Court, for instance, will allow Pennsylvania to count mailed-in ballots received up to three days after the election. But there is no evidence to indicate that massive fraud is afoot. Any delay in declaring a winner of the presidential race after Nov. 3 would not in itself be illegal.Broadly speaking, voter fraud has proved exceedingly rare. The Brennan Center for Justice in 2017 ranked the risk of ballot fraud at 0.00004% to 0.0009%, based on studies of past elections.In the five states that regularly send ballots to all voters who have registered, there have been no major cases of fraud or difficulty counting the votes.Even if the election is messy and contested in court, the country will have a president in January — and not have vote counting going on “forever” as he asserts — because the Constitution and federal law ensure it.___AUTO INDUSTRYTRUMP: “We brought in tremendous numbers of companies ... I said to Prime Minister Abe, a great, great gentleman who retired ... ’Shinzo, you got to open some factories in Michigan ... You’re selling too many cars made in Japan, you got to make them in the U.S.’ He’d say ’Well, I don’t do that ... this is done by the private sector ...' I said, ‘You have to do it.’ The next day, they announced five companies were opening up factories.” — New Hampshire rally.THE FACTS: That’s a made-up story he’s told before.No Japanese automaker assembly plants have been announced or built in Michigan, let alone in one day, and there are no plans to add any.There is one manufacturing facility, a joint venture between General Motors and Honda, south of Detroit. It’s the $85 million expansion of an existing facility to make hydrogen fuel cells with about 100 new jobs, according to the Center for Automotive Research, an industry think-tank in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Subaru has a new research centre with about 100 new jobs, and Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi and Toyota have announced expansions of research facilities.These are not new “car plants” run by Japanese automakers and these initiatives did not all materialize in one day.___IRANTRUMP: “We got off that crazy Iran deal, right? The Iran nuclear deal, where Obama gave them $150 billion for the privilege." — North Carolina rally.THE FACTS: No, Obama did not give the Iranians $150 billion for signing the multinational deal to constrain their nuclear development. The deal let Iran have access to $150 billion of its own assets that were frozen abroad until Tehran agreed to the terms.The U.S. made a separate payout to Iran of about $1.8 billion. That was to settle an old debt over military equipment that Iran paid for but never received.___TAXESTRUMP: “You know, you got the biggest tax cut in the history of our country. I got it for you." — North Carolina rally.THE FACTS: His tax cuts are not close to the biggest in U.S. history.It’s a $1.5 trillion tax cut over 10 years. As a share of the total economy, a tax cut of that size ranks 12th, according to the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. President Ronald Reagan’s 1981 cut is the biggest, followed by the 1945 rollback of taxes that financed World War II.Post-Reagan tax cuts also stand among the historically significant: President George W. Bush’s cuts in the early 2000s and Obama’s renewal of them a decade later.___EDITOR’S NOTE — A look at the veracity of claims by political figures.___Find AP Fact Checks at http://apnews.com/APFactCheckFollow @APFactCheck on Twitter: https://twitter.com/APFactCheckCalvin Woodward And Hope Yen, The Associated Press
OTTAWA — Canada's procurement minister says federal contracts for personal protective equipment, vaccines and rapid test kits are in jeopardy due to a proposed parliamentary probe of the Trudeau government's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. The probe could trigger the release of commercially sensitive information, scaring off manufacturers and drug companies that would otherwise do business with Ottawa and ultimately placing Canadians' health at risk, Anita Anand said Monday. "It's not just a question of violating existing contacts that, for example, may have confidentiality clauses in them; it’s also a question of undermining current negotiations," she said at a news conference. "This is not the time to threaten and weaken our relationships with our suppliers, on whom Canadians’ health and safety depends." Opposition parties are poised to approve the probe Monday afternoon despite growing objections from industry and experts. A Conservative motion would order the government to turn over to the Commons health committee all records on a raft of issues related to the government's response to the pandemic. Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole said the government's warnings about commercial ramifications were "completely and utterly false." The sweeping motion states explicitly that matters of national security, personal privacy and commercial sensitivities tied to vaccines are to be protected, he said Monday at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce's virtual annual meeting. Conservative health critic Michelle Rempel Garner accused the Liberals of trying to trigger an election, though the government has pledged not to treat the motion as a confidence matter — unlike a similar Conservative motion defeated last week that would have created a committee to look into the WE Charity controversy. "I don't even know what to say, and that takes a lot," she said. Pfizer Canada is the latest company to express concerns about the probe, asking how the pharmaceutical giant's commercial secrets will be protected. In a letter to a senior Health Canada official obtained by The Canadian Press, Pfizer Canada president Cole Pinnow says his company has questions about a requirement in the motion that the government produce documents related to the production and purchase of a vaccine for COVID-19. He goes on to say that while the company is seeking legal advice, it wants to hear from Health Canada what process will be used to vet sensitive information before it is released to the committee. Anand warned that the House of Commons law clerk "wouldn’t have the necessary expertise in procurement" to properly redact records that would surface through the probe. "And yet the law clerk will be the one making all decisions regarding redaction," she said in French. Rempel Garner responded that the government was "proactively calling pharmaceutical companies and fearmongering" over the weekend. The role of the law clerk, who she said the Liberals were "attacking," is precisely to ensure that sensitive information is not released unduly, Rempel Garner said. The Conservative motion is expected to pass with support from the federal New Democrats and Bloc Québécois, who have insisted there is sufficient protection for industry while accusing the Liberals of stoking fears. Last week, the NDP and Greens joined the Liberals in opposing the Conservative move to create an anticorruption committee that would have had a broad mandate to examine the WE affair, and almost any other pandemic-related spending, by demanding documents and summoning senior civil servants to testify. On Monday, New Democrats and Liberals seemed prepared to compromise on a different path for the government to turn over documents about the WE controversy, before a committee vote unexpectedly killed the move. The Liberal government has gone through months of political turbulence for an agreement that would have seen WE Charity manage a multimillion-dollar grant program for students who volunteered during the pandemic, which has since been cancelled. NDP and Liberal MPs on the House of Commons ethics committee voted for a compromise amendment from NDP ethics critic Charlie Angus. It narrowed a request for Trudeau family speaking records to only those pertaining to the prime minister and his wife, excluding his mother and brother. But a final vote on the amended motion failed 4-5 after Bloc MP Julie Vignola opposed it. Bloc Québécois House leader Alain Therrien later said in French that Vignola cast her vote against the motion due to a "translation problem." The NDP wasn't buying it. Angus said he felt "gobsmacked" and "very frustrated," calling the Bloc's translation explanation "ridiculous." "They voted to kill this investigation into the prime minister," Angus said in a phone interview. “I don’t think we’re going to get those documents now," he added. This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct 26, 2020. Christopher Reynolds and Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press
LSU suspended starting left tackle Dare Rosenthal indefinitely, coach Ed Orgeron said Monday. Cam Wire will start in the absence of Rosenthal, a 6-foot-7 sophomore who started two games this season for the Tigers. Last season, Rosenthal appeared in five games, starting three, for the national champion Tigers.
The group plans to focus on organic growth and is doubling marketing investments next year.
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine will be there, as well as U.S. Space Force commanding office Jay Raymond, and Rocket Lab CEO Peter Beck, to name just a few. SpaceX launched not one, but two separate Falcon 9 rockets loaded with Starlink satellites for its broadband internet service last week. SpaceX has now launched nearly 1,000 of these, and it must be getting awfully close to kicking off its public beta of the consumer-facing internet service.
"There is a difference between how black moms treat their daughters and their sons," says Willow in an exclusive clip of this week's Red Table Talk
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* Nokkie, Aussie dollar losers in G10 space * Chinese yuan falls vs dollar * British pound rises vs dollar, euro * Graphic: World FX rates in 2020 https://tmsnrt.rs/2RBWI5E (Adds new comment, updates prices) By Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss NEW YORK, Oct 26 (Reuters) - The U.S. dollar advanced on Monday, rising for a second straight session, bolstered by safe haven bids amid surging coronavirus cases in Europe and the United States as well as a lack of progress on a U.S. stimulus package. The United States, Russia and France set new daily records for new COVID-19 infections as a second wave swelled across parts of the Northern Hemisphere, forcing some countries to impose new curbs.
Though there are plenty of moments that haven't aged at all well in the classic movie musical "Grease," its star Olivia Newton-John does not think it's sexist.
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Unfortunately, many Americans still can't afford quality healthcare, despite all that the Affordable Care Act has done to try to avoid that scenario. Former Vice President Joe Biden has some big plans for healthcare that could make medical costs more affordable for Americans as a whole. In fact, Biden has repeatedly pledged to both protect and strengthen the Affordable Care Act.
Facebook has helped register 4.4 million voters, surpassing Mark Zuckerberg's goal for the November presidential election and setting a new record.
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Darigold announces an expansion of its organic pool of Northwest farms and expansion of its broad-based organic capabilities and product offerings.
X-Raid itself seems to have figured out how to bridge that gap with its own set of upgrades for the Mini Countryman. X-Raid's example for its off-road upgrades is a Mini Cooper S Countryman All4, though we would expect the various parts could just as easily be fitted to other Countryman variants such as the base 134-horsepower Cooper Countryman. The S makes more sense for a racing company what with its 189-horepower turbocharged four-cylinder and the All4 offers off-road friendly all-wheel drive.
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Halloween doesn’t have to look any different in Ridgetown this year, but trick-or-treaters must take precautions. In order to enjoy the holiday festivities safely, the Chatham-Kent public health unit has issued several Halloween guidelines for everyone collecting and handing out candy. “We need to be realistic and allow some normality while still following Public Health guidance this Halloween,” said Dr. David Colby, Chatham-Kent’s Medical Officer of Health. “COVID-19 does not hide or go away on holidays, and we as a community, must remain vigilant.” Trick-or-treaters are urged to go out only with people in their household, limit the number of houses they visit and stay in their neighbourhood to avoid a large potential COVID-19 exposure. Please consider the following recommendations before celebrating Halloween this year: DO • Trick-or-treat outside with your household in your community only • Trick-or-treat at a distance • Wear a face covering • Practise proper hand hygiene • Use non-touch methods for handing out treats • Check treats before eating • Avoid private parties and gatherings DO NOT • Do not trick-or-treat or hand out treats if you are unwell • Do not trick-or-treat with large groups • Do not have candy in self-serve candy bowls • Do not forget your mask - whether you are trick-or-treating or handing out candy wear a mask! • Do not have a Halloween party with more than 10 people in your home Trick-or-treaters are urged to go out only with people in their household, limit the number of houses they visit and stay in their neighbourhood to avoid a large potential COVID-19 exposure. They should continue to physically distance by staying two metres away from everyone they meet outside their household. Everyone trick-or-treating or handing out candy should wear a mask. Costume masks don’t count because they’re not designed to stop the spread of COVID-19 and may also hamper a person’s ability to see or breathe. Trick-or-treaters should carry hand sanitizer and also wash their hands before leaving home and after returning. People giving out treats should wash their hands often. Treats can be given using non-touch methods, such as slides, catapults, candy bags or tongs. Self-serve candy bowls are not recommended. People who don’t feel well shouldn’t trick-or-treat or hand out candy. Parties and gatherings are discouraged because they can cause widespread exposure to COVID-19. The maximum size for private parties is still 10 people indoors or 25 outdoors.Bird Bouchard, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Ridgetown Independent News
Holy Moulin Rouge flashback! Oscar winner Nicole Kidman's considerable, rarely-heard pipes are being put to use in HBO's six-episode limited series The Undoing, which premiered Sunday. The sometimes-chanteuse recorded a cover of "Dream a Little Dream of Me" for the thriller's opening title sequence, which features a young version of Kidman's Undoing character Grace playing […]