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NEW YORK (AP) — The declaration of Juneteenth as a federal holiday is putting the pressure on more U.S. companies to give their employees the day off, accelerating a movement that took off last year in response to the racial justice protests that swept the country. Hundreds of top companies had already pledged last year to observe Juneteenth in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd and the national reckoning on racism that followed. But most private companies take their cues from the fe
A federal fisheries council voted Friday to lower the bag limits on mahi mahi from the Keys to the Carolinas. But to many people who make their living catching the popular deep sea sport and food species in South Florida, the new rules don’t far enough.
New Delhi [India], June 19 (ANI): Directorate of Enforcement (ED) on Friday froze the assets, worth Rs 88 lakh, of Qatar-based businessman Subrahmanyam Srinivas Pinninti in a money laundering case.
The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 7:30 p.m. ET on Friday, June 18, 2021. Some provinces and territories do not report daily case numbers. There are 1,407,269 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Canada: 1,407,269 confirmed cases (12,797 active, 1,368,449 resolved, 26,023 deaths).*The total case count includes 13 confirmed cases among repatriated travellers. There were 1,023 new cases reported Friday. The rate of active cases is 33.67 per 100,000 people. Over the past seven d
First Nations art and culture will flow through West Vancouver’s Ambleside Park this weekend as the North Shore community comes together to commemorate National Indigenous Peoples Day. The District of West Vancouver, in collaboration with Squamish Nation, is hosting a COVID-safe event on Sunday (June 20) at the beach, a day ahead of the 25th annual National Indigenous Peoples Day on Monday (June 21). The day falls during National Indigenous History Month, a month-long celebration of First Nation
Some technologists are telling the Bank of Canada that its wait-and-see approach when it comes to issuing digital currencies runs the risk of leaving it behind in the race to innovate globally. Anne Gaviola has more.
Argentine laboratory Richmond said on Friday that it had produced almost half a million doses of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine against the coronavirus, the first made in the country. The vaccines await approval from the National Administration of Medicines, Food and Medical Technology (ANMAT) and Russia's Gamaleya Institute for their release, Richmond said in a tweet. "We appreciate the hard work it took our staff to achieve this first objective, and continue with our commitment to have local vaccine production," it said.
Even as the economy is rebounding, unemployment remains high, and the debt is forecast to grow beyond the $24.3 billion estimated for the end of this year, state officials said.
Agra (Uttar Pradesh) [India], June 19 (ANI): There is no proof that the oxygen supply was cut off for a 'mock drill' at a prominent private hospital in Agra, said Uttar Pradesh's Death Audit Committee on its report on Friday.
Sang Ho Baek appeared in seven games for the Patriots last season, his first at George Mason.
When, Whonoak, Dennis Thomas, looks out at the Maplewood Flats he gets emotional. The North Vancouver conservation area situated within the traditional and unceded territory of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation has been occupied by his people since time immemorial. It’s the site of an ancestral village with many stories to tell, as well as an ancient fish weir. “My ancestors clammed, crabbed and ate off of that mudflat for thousands of years,” Thomas shared. “When I look at that, it's emotional to me, b
OTTAWA — The national intelligence watchdog says Canada's cyberspy agency may have broken the law in disclosing personal information about Canadians. The Ottawa-based Communications Security Establishment, given its foreign-intelligence mandate, suppresses details that identify Canadians, or even people in Canada, in its reports. Such identifying information ranges from names of people to email addresses and computer IP addresses. However, other federal agencies and foreign partners who receive
PHOENIX (AP) — Extreme temperatures like the ones blistering the American West this week aren't just annoying, they're deadly. The record-breaking temperatures this week are a weather emergency, scientists and health care experts say, with heat responsible for more deaths in the U.S. than all other natural disasters combined. With more frequent and intense heat waves likely because of climate change and the worst drought in modern history, they say communities must better protect the vulnerable,
Highlights of this day in history: Julius and Ethel Rosenberg executed; Father's Day first celebrated in the U.S.; The event behind 'Juneteenth'; Author Salman Rushdie born; NBA draft pick Len Bias dies; Entertainer Paula Adbul born. (June 19)
El Condado Tarrant permite a sus residentes agendar sus propias citas en línea sin cargo alguno.
NCHSAA and NCISAA high school teams competed in showcases Friday in front of college coaches during the NCAA live period.
A bus carrying mineworkers ran off a road in the Peru on Friday, leaving at least 27 people dead, according to local officials and the mining company. Fire Department Lt. Hugo Meza said the accident in the province of Lucanas left dead and injured passengers scattered along the hillside.
Long-time Tesla Inc executive and president Jerome Guillen, who left the company earlier in June, has sold an estimated $274 million worth of shares after exercising stock options since June 10, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The filing, which was submitted to the SEC on Tuesday, said that Guillen expected to sell 215,718 shares for $129 million that day, and that he offloaded another 145,289 stocks worth $89.6 million on June 14, and 90,111 stocks worth $55 million on June 10. Guillen, a former Mercedes engineer who was with Tesla since 2010, oversaw the company's entire vehicles business before being named president of the Tesla Heavy Trucking unit in March.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — O.J. Simpson will keep fighting recent court orders in Nevada that he owes at least $60 million in judgments stemming from the 1994 killings of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend, Ron Goldman, his lawyer said Friday. Attorney Malcolm LaVergne said he intends to ask the Nevada Supreme Court to overturn one judge’s order to pay the slain man’s father, Fred Goldman, and another judge’s order in favor of Paul Dorsey, a Connecticut man holding rights to collect the wrong
A walk-in clinic was set up outside of the Bell Centre in Montreal, Que., where hot dogs were offered as an incentive to get young people vaccinated. Montreal Canadiens fans were invited to get their shots before Friday's Game 3 against the Vegas Golden Knights.