"I hope that we can get some education from it and people can make some changes," Jen Shah said
"I hope that we can get some education from it and people can make some changes," Jen Shah said
Can't wait to get the COVID-19 vaccine? "Saturday Night Live" has got a competition hosted by Dr. Anthony Fauci you might be interested in.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia said Saturday it intercepted a missile attack over its capital and bomb-laden drones targeting a southern province, the latest in a series of airborne assaults it has blamed on Yemen’s rebel Houthis. The Saudi-led military coalition fighting in Yemen’s yearslong war announced the Iran-allied Houthis had launched a ballistic missile toward Riyadh and three booby-trapped drones toward the province of Jizan, with a fourth toward another southwestern city and other drones being monitored. No casualties or damage were initially reported. There was no immediate comment from the Houthis. The attack comes amid sharply rising tensions in the Middle East, a day after a mysterious explosion struck an Israeli-owned ship in the Gulf of Oman. That blast renewed concerns about ship security in the strategic waterways that saw a spate of suspected Iranian attacks on oil tankers in 2019. The state-owned Al-Ekhbariya TV broadcast footage of what appeared to be explosions in the air over Riyadh. Social media users also posted videos, with some showing residents shrieking as they watched the fiery blast pierce the night sky, which appeared to be the kingdom’s Patriot missile batteries intercepting the ballistic missile. Col. Turki al-Maliki, the spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition, said the Houthis were trying in “a systematic and deliberate way to target civilians.” The U.S. Embassy in Riyadh issued a warning to Americans, calling on them to “stay alert in case of additional future attacks.” Flight-tracking websites showed a number of flights scheduled to land at Riyadh’s international airport diverted or delayed in the hour after the attack. A civil defence spokesman, Mohammed al-Hammadi, later said scattered debris resulted in material damage to one house, though no one was hurt, the state-run Saudi Press Agency reported. As Yemen's war grinds on, Houthi missile and drone attacks on the kingdom have grown commonplace, only rarely causing damage. Earlier this month the Houthis struck an empty passenger plane at Saudi Arabia's southwestern Abha airport with a bomb-laden drone, causing it to catch fire. Meanwhile, the Saudi-led coalition has faced widespread international criticism for airstrikes in Yemen that have killed hundreds of civilians and hit non-military targets, including schools, hospitals and wedding parties. President Joe Biden announced this month he was ending U.S. support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen, including “relevant” arms sales. But he stressed that the U.S. would continue to help Saudi Arabia defend itself against outside attacks. The Houthis overran Yemen’s capital and much of the country's north in 2014, forcing the government into exile and months later prompting Saudi Arabia and its allies to launch a bombing campaign. __ Associated Press writer Samy Magdy in Cairo contributed to this report. Isabel Debre, The Associated Press
Matt Hancock hailed the ‘magnificent’ milestone.
"Saturday Night Live" viewers got an NSFW "sience" lesson this week from U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (Cecily Strong).
Arsenal continued to breathe fresh life into their season after an impressive 3-1 win at Leicester. David Luiz, Alexandre Lacazette and Nicolas Pepe netted as the Gunners came from behind to claim a deserved victory. Youri Tielemans’ early strike had put the Foxes ahead and the hosts suffered a further blow when Harvey Barnes was carried off in the second half with a knee injury.
(Canadian Press/HO-Unity Health Toronto/Katie Cooper - image credit) The city says it plans to begin administering vaccines to people experiencing homelessness in Toronto's shelter system this week. In a news release on Sunday, the city said provincial officials have updated the vaccination framework to include those experiencing homelessness as part of its Phase 1 priority for vaccinations. Toronto Public Health (TPH) said it is working with its health care partners and shelter services to identify homeless shelters at the highest risk of contracting COVID-19 to begin this vaccination program. This move is part of several vaccination efforts being undertaken in Toronto ahead of the arrival of larger amounts of COVID-19 vaccines, the city said. In January of this year, a pilot project that aimed to vaccinate homeless people in Toronto's shelters had been put on hold due to a vaccine shortage. "Vaccination is resuming in earnest in Toronto...Declining rates of illness in our own residents of long-term care in Toronto are showing how much protection the vaccines provide," Dr. Eileen de Villa, the city's medical officer of health, said in a written statement. Also this week, the province confirmed that those aged 80 years and older will be among those eligible for vaccination as soon as sufficient supply is delivered. As more vaccines become available, the following Toronto residents will be eligible for vaccination: • Residents aged 80 years living independently in the community. • Patients aged 80 and older who attend hospitals for treatments such as dialysis or chemotherapy. • Seniors in congregate care settings, such as assisting living. • Health care workers who are identified as very high priority including nurse practitioners, midwives, pharmacists and. pharmacy technicians, physicians, dentists and dental care providers and their staff who provide direct patient care. • Adults who are receiving on-going home care. City officials applaud province's move In a written statement, Toronto Mayor John Tory thanked the provincial government for working with the city to begin vaccinating its shelter population, saying this work will ramp up in the coming weeks as the city receives more vaccines and "it won't stop until every Toronto resident who wants a vaccine has been vaccinated." Work to vaccinate first responders is also continuing this week, TPH said. Given the limited supply of COVID-19 vaccines presently, TPH said a methodical program that focuses on protecting those most at risk and minimizing virus spread is required for vaccination delivery in Toronto and the system will adapt as supply increases. Supply is expected to increase substantially in the coming weeks, the city said, and opportunities for more people to be vaccinated will be announced as information becomes available. Vaccination will continue for people previously provided with access to COVID-19 vaccinations, including staff at long-term care and retirement homes, as well as residents and essential care givers in these settings, TPH said. For his part, Joe Cressy, who chairs the Toronto Board of Health and who represents Ward 10, Spadina-Fort York, applauded the provincial government's updated vaccination framework in a statement, saying people experiencing homeless are at elevated risk of serious health impact due to COVID-19 and are vulnerable to transmission in congregate settings. "Our success in battling this pandemic will be measured in how well we have protected those who are most vulnerable," he said.
The Cottagers have struggled for goals all season.
Juan Ordoñez, 40, of North Arlington, N.J., died on April 11, 2020, after becoming ill with COVID-19. He’s among the more than 500,000 Americans who have lost their lives to the disease since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic early last year. Ordoñez was born in Lima, Peru, and immigrated to the U.S. at a young age. His wife, Diana Ordoñez, says he was “a prime example of the American Dream.”
The Gunners came from behind to beat Leicester at the King Power Stadium.
The win took Monaco to level on points with third-place Lyon.
Kevin Jonas was in the audience as his brother made his hosting debut
Making his first appearance since his injury in the Berlin derby back in December, the former Germany international netted his seventh goal of the season in a hard-fought draw in Berlin.
The former 'Dancing On Ice' judge has been left unimpressed by the new series, which has been hit by injuries and COVID-19.
‘Murder shows’, ‘cult shows’, and ‘baking shows’ all get referenced in the skit
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A U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory panel is expected on Sunday to recommend Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 shot for widespread use, a final clearance for the vaccine after it was authorized by U.S. regulators on Saturday. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has played a major role in guiding states on how to allocate scarce doses, though states themselves have the final say in how they allocate shots. For previous COVID vaccines, the CDC panel discussed clinical considerations for patients including pregnant women and people with severe allergies, who were not studied in clinical trials.
Aidy Bryant reprised her role as the Texas senator
Sunak's budget must place economic needs above party politics. The longer the chancellor delays raising taxes the better, no matter how that plays with the electorate
ORLANDO, Fla. — Less than six weeks after leaving office, former President Donald Trump will deliver the closing speech at a conservative conference Sunday as he reasserts himself on the national stage and makes clear he intends to remain a dominant force within the Republican Party. Aides say Trump will use the speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference to blast his successor, President Joe Biden, and try to cement his status as the party’s undisputed leader going forward despite his loss in November. “I stand before you today to declare that the incredible journey we began together four years ago is far from over,” Trump will say, according to excepts of his speech released early. “We are gathered this afternoon to talk about the future — the future of our movement, the future of our party, and the future of our beloved country.” The event so far at a Hyatt hotel in Orlando, Florida, has been a tribute to Trump and Trumpism, complete with a golden statue in his likeness. Speakers, including many potential GOP 2024 hopefuls, have argued the party must embrace the former president and his followers, even after the deadly insurrection at the Capitol on Jan. 6. They stand in opposition to others who argue the party must move in a new, less divisive direction after Republicans lost not only the White House but both chambers of Congress in the last elections. “The least popular (leaders) in our party are the ones who want to erase Donald Trump and Donald Trump’s supporters from our party,” said Rep. Jim Banks of Indiana, the chair of the conservative Republican Study Committee, during a Saturday panel discussion. “And let me tell you, if that happens, we won't win back the majority in 2022. We definitely won’t win back the White House in 2024 if we erase Donald Trump." On Biden, Trump is expected to deliver a sharp rebuke of what he will frame as the new administration's first month of failures, including Biden's approach to immigration and his decision to halt construction of Trump's southern border wall, his foreign policy posture and his handling of the economy as the country continues to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic. It is highly unusual for past American presidents to publicly criticize their successors so soon after leaving office. Ex-presidents typically step out of the spotlight for at least a while; Barack Obama was famously seen kitesurfing on vacation after he departed, while George W. Bush said he believed Obama “deserves my silence" and took up painting. Not Trump. White House press secretary Jen Psaki brushed off the expected criticism. “We’ll see what he says, but our focus is certainly not on what President Trump is saying at CPAC," she told reporters. Aside from criticizing Biden, Trump is expected to use the speech to discuss the future of the Republican Party and his “America First” movement, arguing they must stick with him to keep the new voters he brought into the party energized. And he will argue the only divide in the party is between Washington elites and the conservative grassroots, even as he seeks to punish those he has deemed insufficiently loyal, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and the No. 3 House Republican, Rep. Liz Cheney. Indeed, on Friday, Trump began his vengeance campaign, endorsing Max Miller, a former aide who is seeking to oust Ohio Rep. Anthony Gonzalez, who voted in favour of Trump's impeachment. While he no longer has his social media megaphone after being barred from Twitter and Facebook, Trump has already been inching back into public life. He called into conservative news outlets after Rush Limbaugh's death and to wish Tiger Woods well after the pro golfer was injured in a car crash. He has also issued statements, including one blasting McConnell after the Senate Republican leader excoriated Trump for inciting the Capitol riot. McConnell has since said he would “absolutely” support Trump if he were the GOP nominee in 2024. At his Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida, Trump has been quietly meeting with aides and senior party leaders as he builds his post-presidential political operation. While he has already endorsed several pro-Trump candidates, aides have been working this past week to develop benchmarks for those seeking his endorsement to make sure the candidates are serious and have set up full-fledged political and fundraising organizations before he gets involved. They are also planning a new super PAC that could raise unlimited amounts of money, though one aide cautioned they were still deciding whether to create a new entity or repurpose an existing America First super PAC. Trump is not expected to announce Sunday that he will run again in 2024, but allies made clear he would continue to float the prospect. “You are going to see a speech on Sunday that talks about not only the beginning but what the future may look like," Trump’s former chief of staff Mark Meadows told Fox News Channel's Sean Hannity earlier this week. “What we will see on Sunday is we will see the start of planning for the next administration. And I can tell you, the people that are in the top of that list, all of 'em have Trump as their last name." “I imagine it will not be what we call a ‘low-energy’ speech,” said Trump's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., during his own speech on Friday to CPAC — or “T-PAC” as he called it. "I assure you that it will solidify Donald Trump and all of your feelings about the MAGA movement as the future of the Republican Party.” Jill Colvin, The Associated Press
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