Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), discusses whether or not political rallies should be cancelled.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), discusses whether or not political rallies should be cancelled.
VICTORIA — British Columbia health officials are working to clear up confusion surrounding COVID-19 restriction guidelines announced last week.Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix spent part of their news conference Monday explaining what counts as an event or social gathering.Non-essential travel is not recommended across the province, and worship services along with community and social events have been suspended.Henry and Dix announced 1,933 new cases of COVID-19 over the past three days, along with 17 additional deaths for a total of 348 people since the pandemic began. It brings the provincial total of those who have tested positive to 27,407, with 7,360 active cases.Groups ranging from religious organizations to theatres have expressed confusion over the specifics of the restrictions announced last week, including what counts as an event.The Catholic archdiocese of Vancouver issued a statement Sunday criticizing what it called its different treatment compared with other indoor gatherings. Archbishop J. Michael Miller said in the statement that the church finds it "baffling" that they are being asked to close while restaurants and bars are allowed to stay open.Theatres, such as Vancouver's Arts Club Theatre Company, have issued open letters asking why they are being asked to close when other venues have not.Henry said she understands the concerns and compared the pandemic response to an Ironman race, which involves swimming, cycling and a marathon.B.C. is currently in the cycling stage, she said, adding that there is still a long way to go until life resumes a sense of normalcy."I'm asking people to focus on the intent of the orders, what we're trying to do together now to address what we are seeing in our pandemic here in B.C.," Henry said, adding that she wants people to not focus on trying to get around the health orders.There is increased COVID-19 transmission among groups that meet indoors, making it particularly important to restrict social gatherings, she said.Dix emphasized that the orders may seem restrictive but they're being taken to protect the wider public."We wouldn't be asked to take action right now if it didn't have an immediate impact on our health, our safety and our future," he said. "We certainly wouldn't have asked to make this sacrifice if it didn't save lives."The health orders are scheduled to end on Dec. 7 at midnight.This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 23, 2020.The Canadian Press
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A Barrie man who told court he has two months left to live has been sentenced to an additional 96 days in jail. Daniel Blight, 70, appeared in the Ontario Court of Justice via a video feed from the Central North Correctional Centre in Penetanguishene without a lawyer Friday, pleading guilty to two counts of arson, another of assault and breaching a court order to report to a probation officer. Court heard he had set fire to a couple of garbage cans at the Barrie bus terminal in October as well as another in front of a Dunlop Street bar. He also stabbed another resident at a residential building in Allandale with a knife in May, although that man required no immediate medical attention. “I’m dying of cancer, I’ve got two months left to live,” Blight told the Ontario Court of Justice in Barrie, adding he needs drugs that cost $2,500 monthly and he can’t find a place to live. He indicated he doesn’t have any relatives in the Barrie area and has no access to housing, but he has saved up enough through monthly government cheques to pay for a place to live. A lawyer appointed as a friend of the court for the hearing said social workers are available through the jail to help inmates upon release and should be able to assist with housing. Justice Nancy Dawson said an aggravating factor in sentencing was his criminal record, dating back to 2013, which included assault convictions. She gave him credit for the 36 days he spent in jail waiting for his day in court, ordering him to serve an additional sentence of 96 days. During an appearance by phone a week earlier, Blight told the court he wanted to plead guilty, but had difficulty hearing the proceedings. “I can’t hear you,” he told the court then. “My ass is on the line. Put me on that video machine.” Court was told at the time that Blight was staying in an area of the Penetanguishene jail that was on lockdown pending the outcome of another inmate’s COVID-19 test and the video suite was unavailable to him. At Friday’s hearing using that video feed, Blight confirmed he could see and hear the proceedings. Eight years ago, Blight was hospitalized after jumping out of his Blake Street apartment as it burned. Margaret Anne 'Peggy' Smith, 61, who was visiting hinm, died as a result of the blaze on May 29, 2012. The province's Office of the Fire Marshal (OFM) investigated and reported that there were two possible ignition sources, but the cause was listed as undetermined. An unnamed owner of the house converted into a four-plex was later charged with a series of offences under the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, including failing to check doors in fire separations, failing to maintain smoke alarms, failing to maintain closures in a fire separation door, and failing to keep the exits free of obstructions. The Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs later reported that fines had been issued as a result. It added that the local fire department never previously charged homeowners for fire code infractions and that a zero tolerance to infractions was then adopted.Marg. Bruineman, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, barrietoday.com
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WASHINGTON — After weeks of fraught delay, the federal government recognized President-elect Joe Biden as the “apparent winner” of the Nov. 3 election on Monday and gave the green light for co-operation on a transition of power. The move came after President Donald Trump suffered yet more legal and procedural defeats in his seemingly futile effort to overturn the election with baseless claims of fraud.General Services Administrator Emily Murphy cleared the way for Biden to co-ordinate with federal agencies ahead of his Jan. 20 inauguration after Trump's efforts to subvert the vote failed across multiple battleground states.Trump, who has still refused to concede the election — and may never — followed up with a tweet that he was directing his team to co-operate on the transition. The president had grown increasingly frustrated with the flailing tactics of his legal team.Murphy, explaining her decision, cited "recent developments involving legal challenges and certifications of election results.”She acted after Michigan on Monday certified Biden’s victory in the battleground state, and a federal judge in Pennsylvania tossed a Trump campaign lawsuit on Saturday seeking to prevent certification in that state.It also comes as an increasing number of Republicans were publicly acknowledging Biden’s victory, after weeks of tolerating Trump’s baseless claims of fraud.“With Michigan’s certifying (its) results, Joe Biden has over 270 electoral college votes,” tweeted Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy. “President Trump’s legal team has not presented evidence of the massive fraud which would have had to be present to overturn the election. I voted for President Trump but Joe Biden won.”Yohannes Abraham, executive director of the Biden transition, said in a statement that the decision “is a needed step to begin tackling the challenges facing our nation, including getting the pandemic under control and our economy back on track.”He added: “In the days ahead, transition officials will begin meeting with federal officials to discuss the pandemic response, have a full accounting of our national security interests, and gain complete understanding of the Trump administration’s efforts to hollow out government agencies.”Murphy, a Trump appointee, has faced bipartisan criticism for failing to begin the transition process sooner, preventing Biden’s team from working with career agency officials on plans for his administration. The delay denied Biden access to receive highly classified national security briefings and hindered his team's ability to begin drawing up its own plans to respond to the raging coronavirus pandemic.Murphy insisted she acted on her own.“Please know that I came to my decision independently, based on the law and available facts. I was never directly or indirectly pressured by any Executive Branch official—including those who work at the White House or GSA—with regard to the substance or timing of my decision,” she wrote in a letter to Biden.Trump tweeted moments after Murphy's decision: “We will keep up the good fight and I believe we will prevail! Nevertheless, in the best interest of our Country, I am recommending that Emily and her team do what needs to be done with regard to initial protocols, and have told my team to do the same.”Max Stier, president and CEO of the nonpartisan Partnership for Public Service, criticized the delay, but said Biden’s team would be able to overcome it.“Unfortunately, every day lost to the delayed ascertainment was a missed opportunity for the outgoing administration to help President-elect Joe Biden prepare to meet our country’s greatest challenges," he said. "The good news is that the president-elect and his team are the most prepared and best equipped of any incoming administration in recent memory.”Murphy’s action came just 90 minutes after Michigan election officials on Monday certified Democrat Joe Biden’s 154,000-vote victory in the state. The Board of State Canvassers, which has two Republicans and two Democrats, confirmed the results on a 3-0 vote with one GOP abstention. Trump and his allies had hoped to block the vote to allow time for an audit of ballots in Wayne County, where Trump has claimed without evidence that he was the victim of fraud. Biden crushed the president by more than 330,000 votes there.Under Michigan law, Biden claims all 16 electoral votes. Biden won by 2.8 percentage points — a larger margin than in other states where Trump is contesting the results like Georgia, Arizona, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.Some Trump allies had expressed hope that state lawmakers could intervene in selecting Republican electors in states that do not certify. That longshot bid is no longer possible in Michigan.“The people of Michigan have spoken. President-elect Biden won the State of Michigan by more than 154,000 votes, and he will be our next president on January 20th,” Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat, said in a statement, saying it’s “time to put this election behind us.”The Trump legal team dismissed the certification as “simply a procedural step” and insisted it would continue to mount legal challenges.Trump’s efforts to stave off the inevitable — formal recognition of his defeat — have faced increasingly stiff resistance from the courts and fellow Republicans with just three weeks to go until the Electoral College meets to certify Biden’s victory. Time and again, Trump’s challenges and baseless allegations of widespread conspiracy and fraud have been met with rejection as states move forward with confirming their results.In Pennsylvania, a conservative Republican judge shot down the Trump campaign’s biggest legal effort in Pennsylvania with a scathing ruling that questioned why he was supposed to disenfranchise 7 million voters with no evidence to back their claims and an inept legal argument at best.But the lawyers still hope to block the state’s certification, quickly appealing to the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia, which ordered lawyers to file a brief Monday but did not agree to hear oral arguments.The campaign, in its filings, asked for urgent consideration so they could challenge the state election results before they are certified next month. If not, they will seek to decertify them, the filings said.Biden won Pennsylvania by more than 80,000 votes.Pennsylvania county election boards were voting on Monday, the state deadline, about whether to certify election results to the Department of State. The boards in two populous counties split along party lines, with majority Democrats in both places voting to certify. After all counties have sent certified results to Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar, she must then tabulate, compute and canvass votes for all races. The law requires her to perform that task quickly but does not set a specific deadline.In Wisconsin, a recount in the state’s two largest liberal counties moved into its fourth day at a slow pace, with election officials in Milwaukee County complaining that Trump observers were hanging up the process with frequent challenges. Trump’s hope of reversing Biden’s victory there depends on disqualifying thousands of absentee ballots -- including the in-person absentee ballot cast by one of Trump’s own campaign attorneys in Dane County.___Associated Press Writers Maryclaire Dale in Philadelphia, Jonathan Lemire in New York, Mark Scolforo in Harrisburg, Pa., Christina A. Cassidy in Atlanta and John Flesher in Traverse City, Mich. contributed to this report.Zeke Miller, David Eggert And Colleen Long, The Associated Press
The town council of Moosomin will have someone new sit in on their regular meetings. Victor Santos Junior who is a grade 11 student at McNaughton High School, will be representing the interests of the town’s youth at the regular town council meeting as Moosomins first youth councillor. “It is just a voice for the school. It is a voice for the students to make sure the students are heard right. If something is wrong or if there is something we feel needs to be done, then I can step up a be a voice for them. I think the school sometimes gets over looked, some things could be improved on and I feel the school could really benefit from this,” said Santos. On hearing that he had won the seat by acclamation, Santos was pleasantly surprised. “It was a big surprise to me. They called me down to the office one day and they said the first person they were thinking about is me,” said Santos. He hopes to use his new position to be a good representative of the town’s youth. “I see it not just as a leadership position, but also as a messenger. I will be representing the school most of all. They are the priority. The issues that they have. If students can come and talk to me and then I can step up and address these issues, that is how I see this position, a messenger,” said Santos. Santos is honest about the fact that municipal politics is not something that is discussed much amongst the teens at McNaughton School. “I think sometimes students don’t pay a lot of attention to local politics. Students are worried about passing classes and getting into good schools,” said Santos. This is, however, a good chance to teach the importance of local politics. “It definitely needs to be taught that is for sure. If you are part of this community then you have to get involved in this stuff and you should know what is going on. Students definitely need to be informed about what is going on,” said Santos. Santos feels that this is a good step towards getting students interested in how the municipality works. “I honestly think that seeing a face like me on council might get them more interested. I think then they might want to get a little more involved, and that is what I hope to do, get everybody else involved and do their part,” said Santos. Santos says he sees the position as an opportunity to learn a lot more about the community and is coming to it with an open mind and a desire to serve his community. “Honestly, I just see this as a chance to get involved and give back to the community. “If I can voice my opinion and help make this a better town, that is honestly the end goal here,” said Santos. Santos also makes it clear that he will not be speaking in meetings until he has listened to the demographic he will be representing. “First I will talk to the school. I can’t just voice my opinions I have to listen to school first. Seeing what their issues are, asking if they have any concerns at all,” said Santos. Originally from Honduras, Victor came to Moosomin with his family. After fleeing from violence in Honduras, the Santos family was on the verge of being deported from Canada a few years ago. The community of Moosomin rallied around them, and the federal government granted the family a visa extension after significant outcry from the community, and the family are now in Canada permanently. Principal voices his support Jeff St. Onge, McNaughton High School’s principal, was pleased to see Santos in the role. “What we initially wanted to do is have an election, but at the end of the day (due to COVID-19), it was just too difficult to pull off an election under the rules. So, we reached out to a number of students that we thought would be really good candidates, and Victor had the greatest enthusiasm and he let his name stand and that is how he was selected,” said St. Onge. “He carries himself so well. He looks you in the eye and he listens and he can carry a conversation. He will be a great representative of the youth in this town,” said St. Onge. St. Onge sees the role of representative as one of great importance. “I hope that we have a representative who is able to express the ideas of the students in our school and provide input into the direction the town takes,” said St. Onge. The idea was first introduced at the beginning of 2020. “I would say that it started in about February of this year. Councillor Murray Gray came and talked to Vice Principal Sherrie Meredith and myself. He was very interested in this and we really enjoyed the idea. Then the year just faded away and then it popped up again and thankfully it did. The initial idea happened seven months ago and then it got dusted off and resurrected,” said St. Onge. Although the first student representative got his seat through acclamation, the hope is that future candidates get sent to council after being elected. “Right now, Victor is in grade 11 and as soon as he graduates we are hoping to have an election. By then our kids will be far more familiar with what the position means and I would imagine we will have a lot more candidates,” said St. Onge. Some of the issues that affect students are as mundane as signage. “Surprisingly, some of the issues are as mundane as school signs. Kids are driving really fast past our schools and we have students come in and say ‘a car went ripping by really fast’, so that just comes down to local signage. There you have an example of a real world issue that happened last week and the week before,” said St. Onge. Recreation also seems like something that Santos can help speak to when it comes to the youth. “Our kids are involved in athletics within the community. Be it playing ball or curling or bowling and usually they are at the rink, so he will be able to be a liaison between the students and the town on those issues,” said St. Onge. “Our kids are shoppers they purchase things and though that is more chamber of commerce, but as soon as you start dealing with the town, you are dealing with the chamber of commerce as well. All of a sudden you are dealing with the really big picture and it is all coming together. That is the part that I am excited for,” said St. Onge. St. Onge does have some advice for the new youth councillor on the Moosomin town council. “Usually my advice to people who move into new positions like this is to move into it, sit, listen, watch. When you get your legs under you, then contribute,” said St. Onge. The principal also has some advice for the council itself: “Ask him and include him.” Idea was brainchild of Councillor Murray Gray The idea of bringing a youth representative on to town council was the brain child of councillor Murray Gray after he came back from a Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA) convention held in February. “When I was at SUMA, we had a breakout session talking about inclusion and shoulder tapping and getting different points of view to your council and that really struck me as a good way to engage our youth and find out what they are thinking. After that I brought it up to council and everybody was in favour and we have been working on making it happen since about February of this year,” said Gray. The official motion for bringing on a youth representative was passed at the regular town council meeting held on Wednesday. “It was passed. He has been appointed as our junior councillor. He will be able to attend the first meeting in November,” said Gray. The idea is that a youth representative to council can help keep Moosomin looking forward. “Some of the decisions that we make effect people along way down in the future. The future of any community is their youth so it is nice to know that we are engaging them to see what they are thinking, especially when it could be something that will affect the community 20 or 30 years down the road,” said Gray. Gray feels this appointment could have been good on a few issues in the recent past. “There have been several things that we have talked about where I wish I could have asked the youth about over the last few years. When we talked about how full the school is or when we talk about our recreation facilities and what we need and just an opinion from the youth about what they think is important in this community to make them stay here after they are done school,” said Gray. From jobs to entertainment and recreation, Gray thinks a young perspective can be useful. Gray is sure that Santos will be a good fit. “I’ve met him a few times. He is very confident he is well spoken and it seems to me that he is a perfect fit,” said Gray. As a first term councillor, Gray has some advice for the new youth representative. “(He should) engage with the students he goes to school with just like I would engage with a tax payer. If he engages with his fellow students and gets the lay of the land about what they are thinking, then he will be able to represent them. I would recommend he get out there and talk to some of the students and get their opinion,” said Gray. Victor van der Merwe, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The World-Spectator
Montreal, Quebec, Nov. 23, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NewMediaWire \-- Vision Marine Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq: VMAR), the leading provider of electric technology in the design and manufacture of the first fully electric powertrain outboard motor (E-Motion) and electric power boats, today announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 2,400,000 common shares at a price of US$10.00 per share for gross proceeds of US$24,000,000, before deducting underwriting discounts, commissions and offering expenses. Vision has granted the underwriter a 45-day option to purchase up to an additional 360,000 common shares at the initial public offering price, less discounts and commissions, to cover over-allotments. The common shares will be listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the ticker symbol “VMAR” and are expected to begin trading on November 24, 2020. 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As it seeks to overturn the election results and keep President-elect Joe Biden from assuming power, President Donald Trump’s legal team, fronted by lawyers such as Rudy Giuliani, Jenna Ellis, and until recently Sidney Powell, has been operating out of a conference room at the 2020 campaign’s downsized headquarters in Arlington, Virginia.Aiding Trump’s so-called “elite strike force” team in that effort has been an on-air host at One America News Network (OAN), a vociferously pro-Trump cable-news channel that has been endorsed by the president.Christina Bobb chairs the Weekly Briefing on OAN. She’s also a lawyer by trade. And in recent days, she’s been spotted by several Trump officials at their office in the conference room with the rest of the president’s team. Her presence has caused a bit of confusion among actual campaign staff, who wondered if she was there to embed with the Trump legal “strike force” as a reporter.But according to multiple knowledgeable sources, Bobb has actually been assisting the president’s long, long, long-shot legal effort—effectively taking on a secondary role as a pro-Trump lawyer even as she continues her job as a pro-Trump TV host.“Christina is an attorney and has helped with some legal work in her personal capacity and not on behalf of OAN,” Jenna Ellis, a senior legal adviser to Trump and his 2020 campaign, told The Daily Beast on Monday afternoon.The Year of Batshit Crazy at One America News, Trump’s New Favorite Cable-News ChannelSuch an arrangement would be absolutely unthinkable in other newsrooms. But OAN’s editorial stance is so committedly pro-Trump that it almost, almost makes sense. Bobb certainly hasn’t hidden her feelings for the president or his current legal endeavors. Even when compared to the output of other OAN on-air staff, she has shown intense commitment to the premise that Trump actually won the election that he clearly lost.Bobb’s Twitter feed is clogged with baseless claims of fraud and grand proclamations about Trump’s chances of overturning the election results and securing a second presidential term. During on-air segments, she has suggested that there was indeed a “massive amount” of voter fraud both in Trump’s election and potentially in others, including former Republican candidate Kim Klacik’s race in Maryland (she lost her race in a heavily Democratic district by over 40 percentage points).In recent segments about the Trump campaign’s legal efforts, Bobb has not disclosed that she has been an informal consultant to those very same efforts.During her weekend show, she interviewed Ellis—her current legal collaborator—about recent developments in the campaign’s challenges to election results in several states. But she did not note during the segment that she had any sort of role in the campaign’s legal fight. On Twitter, Bobb has cheered on the Trump legal team, even praising its performance in a press conference in which such wild conspiracies were spun about voting corruption that the president himself reportedly thought it too far fetched. Once more, she never disclosed that she has been working with that team.Since Friday, Bobb has not responded to multiple messages seeking comment on this story. Reached by phone on Monday, network founder and president Charles Herring declined to comment on his employee’s activity with the Trump legal team, requesting The Daily Beast email him instead. He did not respond to an email.Bobb’s cozy relationship with the president’s legal team may be the most brazen example of the cozy relationship Trump and his campaign have maintained with members of conservative media. But it’s hardly the first.As The Daily Beast reported in 2018, the president has regularly consulted with Fox Business Network host Lou Dobbs, who would call in to private Oval Office meetings and advise the White House informally on various policies. The president also regularly canvases his friends in conservative media about administration policy and messaging, phoning Fox News stars like Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity, and hosting Fox personality Laura Ingraham at the White House to advocate for the use of the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19.Trump Campaign Disavows Its Own Election-Conspiracy LawyerOther news networks have allowed their personalities to dip their toes into partisan political activity, though to varying degrees. During the 2020 election, CNN contributor Ana Navarro hosted a virtual fundraiser for Biden, a move that the network said did not violate their policies because she was not paid. High-profile on-air personality Van Jones also advised Jared Kushner on the police-reform executive order signed by Trump earlier this year.To avoid conflicts of interest, news networks generally do not allow their on-air contributors to endorse or run for office or work on political campaigns or political action committees while appearing as a paid analyst. Over the past month, since Joe Biden’s election, MSNBC has cut ties with at least four contributors who have taken advisory roles in the president-elect’s transition effort.But OAN stands out in its on-air fealty to Trump, even when compared to the standards observed by its competitors in pro-MAGA right-wing media.Two days before Election Day, The Daily Beast asked OAN president Charles Herring if the network would call the election for Trump if the president, as he had planned to do, declared victory preemptively. Herring responded by messaging a lengthy statement that included, “OAN is a subscriber to the Associated Press’ Votecast data and Votecount elections results technology," and that for "Winner Projections," the network "will be utilizing primarily Associated Press’ Votecast data and Votecount." (The statement also references the “expert analysis” provided by “Christina Bobb, host of Weekly Briefing.”)In propping up an alternate media universe in which Trump didn’t lose, OAN is ignoring its own system of data collection. The AP has long since called the 2020 presidential election for Biden.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
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New Delhi [India], November 24 (ANI): The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS)-affiliate Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP), along with Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust, is set to launch a nationwide campaign to collect funds for the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya.
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Shares of electric vehicle (EV) charging network stock Blink Charging (NASDAQ: BLNK) continued to soar Monday after more than tripling in just the past month. Chinese EV companies Li Auto (NASDAQ: LI) and Kandi Technologies (NASDAQ: KNDI) were also higher today, up 14.5% and 23.8%, respectively. Li Auto reported quarterly earnings on Nov. 13, and deliveries of its Li One SUV are growing exponentially.