A New York Times report about U.S. President Donald Trump’s taxes going back decades found he only paid $750 in personal income tax in 2016 and 2017, and paid no taxes for 10 of the previous 15 years.
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The Citizen Science Lab today announced plans to expand operations to accommodate growth and provide youth with better access to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) programs by relocating to Centre Avenue in the Hill District neighborhood of Pittsburgh. The nonprofit organization is committed to improving STEM opportunities by providing hands-on, enrichment activities for academic success and youth development. The Citizen Science Lab will officially open its new, state-of-the-art laboratory at the start of the new year.
A man was charged with lighting a fire in a Boston ballot drop box and damaging dozens of ballots, police said Monday. Worldy Armand, a 39-year-old Boston resident, was taken into custody late Sunday after drug control unit officers on patrol saw a man who matched the description of the suspect authorities were looking for in the ballot box fire, police said. The FBI said Sunday that it's investigating the fire that was set around 4 a.m. in a ballot drop box outside the Boston Public Library downtown.
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 this 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 health critic Michelle Rempel Garner said she was "disappointed" with the government's remarks Monday, calling them "bombastic," "hyperbolic" and "complete garbage." The sweeping motion, which she penned, addresses issues such as national security, personal privacy and commercial sensitivities tied to vaccines, Rempel Garner said. She accused the Liberals of trying to go 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 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 appeared to agree on a different path for the government to turn over documents about the WE controversy. That has stirred up months of turbulence in the House over a now-cancelled agreement for WE Charity to manage a summer volunteering program for students, with a potential budget of up to $912 million. The two parties voted in favour of an amendment from NDP ethics critic Charlie Angus that narrows a request for Trudeau family speaking records to only those pertaining to the prime minister and his wife. The motion initially aimed to obtain records from the Speakers' Spotlight agency relating to all appearances for Justin Trudeau, his wife Sophie, mother Margaret and brother Alexandre as far back as 2008. This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct 26, 2020. The Canadian Press
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ALLENTOWN, Pa. — President Donald Trump embarked Monday on a final-week charge through nearly a dozen states ahead of the election, overlooking a surge of coronavirus cases in the U.S. and a fresh outbreak in his own White House. His Democratic rival, Joe Biden, is holding far fewer events in an effort to demonstrate that he’s taking the worsening pandemic seriously. The final days of the campaign are crystalizing the starkly different approaches Trump and Biden have taken to address the worst public health crisis in a century — with risks for each candidate. For Trump, the full-speed-ahead strategy could spread the virus in places that are already setting new records and leave him appearing aloof to the consequences. And if Biden comes up short in the election, his lower-key travel schedule will surely come under scrutiny as a bad choice. Both men are making points with their travel plans. Trump was holding three events in Pennsylvania alone on Monday, suggesting he’s on defence in a state that he won in 2016 and that will be critical to his reelection. Biden, meanwhile, is demonstrating more confidence with signals that he’s hoping to expand his campaign map. Though the Democrat was remaining close on Monday to his Wilmington, Delaware, home, on Tuesday he will visit Georgia, a state that hasn’t voted for a Democratic presidential candidate since 1992. He’s dispatching his running mate, Kamala Harris, later this week to Texas, which hasn’t backed a Democrat for the White House since Jimmy Carter in 1976. With more than a third of the expected ballots in the election already cast, it could become increasingly challenging for Trump and Biden to reshape the contours of the race. But both men are fighting for any endgame advantage. Biden is leading Trump in most national polls and has an advantage, though narrower, in many key battlegrounds. While the final week of the campaign is colliding with deepening concerns about the COVID crisis in far-flung parts of the U.S., Trump is anxious for voters to focus on almost anything else. He's worried that he will lose if the election becomes a referendum on his handling of the pandemic. Biden, meanwhile, is working to ensure the race is just that, hitting Trump on the virus and presenting himself as a safer, more stable alternative. The stakes were clear this past weekend as the White House became the locus for a second outbreak of the virus in a month. Several close aides to Vice-President Mike Pence tested positive, including his chief of staff, Marc Short. Pence, though, was insistent on maintaining his aggressive political calendar, even though he was deemed a “close contact," claiming the status of an “essential employee.” The latest national outbreak has provide a potent sign of the divergent approaches the Trump and Biden campaigns have taken to the virus. On Sunday, White House chief of staff Mark Meadows said that “we’re not going to control the pandemic” and the focus should be on containment and treatment. Trump aims to pack thousands of people, most without face coverings, into rallies across some of the upper Midwestern states bearing the brunt of the surge. Biden, in a statement, said Meadows’ comments continued with the Trump administration waving “the white flag of defeat” in the face of the virus. Trump fired back Monday as he arrived in Pennsylvania, saying Biden, with his concerns about the virus spread, has "waved a white flag on life." Biden’s team argues the coronavirus is likely to blot out any other issues that might come up in the final days of the campaign — including his recent debate-stage comment in which he affirmed he’d transition away from oil, later walking that back as a transition away from federal subsidies. That strategy appeared to pay off as the outbreak in Pence’s staff refocused the national conversation once again on the pandemic. Trump and his team, meanwhile, have struggled to settle on a closing message, with the undisciplined candidate increasingly trusting his instincts over his advisers. He’s grasped for dirt on his Democratic rival and used apocalyptic terms to describe a Biden presidency, but Biden has thus far proven more resistant to such attacks than Trump’s 2016 rival, Hillary Clinton. “You can certainly expect that (Biden) will focus on COVID as it continues to, unfortunately, rise all across the country,” Biden deputy campaign manager Kate Bedingfield said in an interview. “It is disrupting people’s lives and people are looking for a leader to put in place plans to get it under control.” Anticipating a razor-thin Electoral College margin, Trump has an aggressive schedule including a visit Omaha, Nebraska, Tuesday after a Sunday visit to Maine, aiming to lock up one electoral vote in each of the states that award them by congressional district. Trump is scheduled hold a dizzying 11 rallies in the final 48 hours before polls close. Biden is sitting on more campaign cash than Trump and is putting it to use, blanketing airwaves with a nearly 2-to-1 advantage over the final two weeks. The incessant campaign ads feature both upbeat messages and blistering criticism of Trump’s handling of the pandemic. It’s part of what Josh Schwerin, the senior strategist for Democratic super PAC Priorities USA, says has helped Biden gain an advantage. “Those dual messages — continuing to draw a contrast with Trump, but also offering that positive aspirational message, giving people a reason to vote for Biden and not just against Trump — continues to be the best way forward. And we’re seeing it work,” he said. Democrats have been heartened by their lead in the record numbers of early votes that have been cast across a number of battleground states — though they caution that Republicans are more likely to turn out on Election Day and certain to make up ground. Multiple Democrats describe the “2016 PTSD” that’s keeping them up at night. Four years ago, Clinton also enjoyed a lead in national and some state polls, and Democrats say their complacency doomed their candidate. Now, Democrats are reluctant to let their guard down. Said Bedingfield: “We do believe the race is tighter than a lot of the public polling would suggest." ___ Miller reported from Washington and Jaffe reported from Wilmington, Delaware. Associated Press writers Aamer Madhani and Jonathan Lemire in Washington contributed to this report. Zeke Miller, Alexandra Jaffe And Kevin Freking, The Associated Press
As the initial votes were still being counted, candidates in the tight race in the Boundary Similkameen riding anxiously awaited the results Saturday night. This campaign would not see the usual public parties with supporters and candidates, as all three candidates spent the chilly October election night with friends and family. All candidates in the riding were taking their first shot at provincial office, including Oliver town councillor and BC Liberal candidate Petra Veintimilla, who said she is watching the results roll in with her family, friends and campaign volunteers. “We’ve worked hard and we’re going to enjoy this evening. We know this is a close race and we don’t expect final results tonight, but we’re anxiously awaiting the results that we will see both here and province-wide,” Veintimilla said. BC NDP candidate Roly Russell spent the night in Christina Lake in the house his parents built. “We’re hanging out with family and having a far quieter night than I would choose on Election Night, but such is the pandemic obligation,” Russell said. “I’m making the calls right now to all my campaign volunteers to just say thanks for all the hard work because it feels pretty humbling and I’m thankful for all that they’ve done.” Russell wished he could spend the night with his campaign team as well, but Zoom would have to do. “That’s not an option so we have a couple Zoom calls planned for later tonight to try and connect with each other and at least see each other’s faces,” Russell said. Conservative candidate Darryl Seres spent election night at his residence on Anarchist Mountain with family, friends and a few volunteers. “We’re having a very small election watch party and it has been very enjoyable so far,” Seres said. “I’m very curious, I’m curious I’m excited I think it’s going to be closer than people think. I think it’s going to be a close three-way race.” Seres said he enjoyed the campaign, had a lot of fun and learned a lot. “Now it’s just let the people decide and see where the chips fall,” Seres said. All three first-time provincial candidates expressed the race in Boundary Similkameen was clean and policy-focussed. “I was very impressed with the other candidates and the clean, respectful, civil campaign that we all ran, as someone who is running for elected office for the first time I didn’t know what to expect.” Seres said. “I have to say that, at least at the local level, some of my faith in democracy has been restored just based on the nature of this campaign — at the local level. I’m not as impressed with the provincial media, but in terms of local media and in terms of the local campaign it has been really fabulous.” Russell agreed. “We had a pretty positive and policy-focussed campaign and that makes me happy. It’s a key principle we wanted to run on and happy to have two opponents who seemed equally focussed on issues,” Russel said. Russell was the projected winner Saturday night pulling in 48 per cent of the initial vote count. Dale Boyd, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Times-Chronicle
In accordance with the rules on financial transparency*, BlackRock has notified Ageas on 21 October 2020 that, on 20 October 2020, its interest has fallen below the legal threshold of 5% of the shares issued by Ageas. Its current total shareholding stands at 4.99%.* article 14, paragraph 1 of the law of 2 May 2007 on disclosure of major holdings us provisions.This press release and the notifications received by Ageas are available on the website.Ageas is a listed international insurance Group with a heritage spanning almost 200 years. It offers Retail and Business customers Life and Non-Life insurance products designed to suit their specific needs, today and tomorrow. As one of Europe's larger insurance companies, Ageas concentrates its activities in Europe and Asia, which together make up the major part of the global insurance market. It operates successful insurance businesses in Belgium, the UK, France, Portugal, Turkey, China, Malaysia, India, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Singapore, and the Philippines through a combination of wholly owned subsidiaries and long term partnerships with strong financial institutions and key distributors. Ageas ranks among the market leaders in the countries in which it operates. It represents a staff force of over 45,000 people and reported annual inflows of over EUR 36 billion in 2019 (all figures at 100%).Attachment * Read the full press release
BLOCK LISTING SIX MONTHLY RETURN(Note: Italicised terms have the same meaning as given in the Listing Rules.)Name of applicant:PayPoint plc Name of scheme:a. PayPoint plc Share Incentive Plan b. PayPoint plc Deferred Bonus Plan c. PayPoint plc Long Term Incentive Plan d. PayPoint Restricted Share Plan Period of return:From:27/04/2020To:26/10/2020 Balance of unallotted securities under scheme(s) from previous return: 1. 503,420 ordinary shares of 1/3p each 2. 45,448 ordinary shares of 1/3p each 3. 551 ordinary shares of 1/3p each 4. 92,813 ordinary shares of 1/3p each Plus: The amount by which the block scheme(s) has been increased since the date of the last return (if any increase has been applied for): 1. Nil 2. Nil 3. 200,000 4. Nil Less: Number of securities issued/allotted under scheme(s) during period (see LR3.5.7G): 1. 16,043 2. 31,377 3. 42,648 4. Nil Equals: Balance under scheme(s) not yet issued/allotted at end of period: 1. 487,377 ordinary shares of 1/3p each 2. 14,071 ordinary shares of 1/3p each 3. 157,903 ordinary shares of 1/3p each 4. 92,183 ordinary shares of 1/3p each Enquiries:Sarah Carne Company Secretary PayPoint plc LEI: 5493004YKWI8U0GDD138 Tel: +44 (0)1707 600300-ends-
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TORONTO, Oct. 26, 2020 /CNW/ - Scotiabank announces that it is ready to accept applications for the next phase of the Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA), with expanded criteria that enables eligible businesses who did not previously have a business banking account to now apply for the program.
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Since April, Gabon has been under a health state of emergency. The Central African country is facing a major economic hit as a result of Covid-19 lockdown measures and the fall in oil prices. The scars from this unprecedented crisis could remain on Port-Gentil, its oil capital, for a while. Businesses, shops, transport, tourism and other sectors in the country's economic hub are all struggling. Port Gentil has lost millions of euros over the last six months and is relying on public investment to survive. Our team reports.