Monthly Archives سپتامبر 2020

The Latest: 2 officers shot, wounded amid Taylor protests

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Louisville police say two officers have been shot amid protests in Louisville, Kentucky, over a lack of charges in the Breonna Taylor case. Police say a suspect is in custody. Police Chief Robert Schroeder said Wednesday night that one officer is alert and stable and the other officer is in surgery and stable. He said the officers had gone to an area in the city to investigate reports of shots fired when they were hit by gunfire. The shootings came hours after a grand jury on Wednesday brought no charges directly against Louisville police for the killing of a Black woman, Breonna Taylor, in a police raid gone wrong.

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GOP Senate report on Biden son alleges conflict of interest

WASHINGTON – Two Republican-led Senate committees issued a politically charged report Wednesday alleging that the work Joe Biden’s son did in Ukraine constituted a conflict of interest for the Obama administration at a time when Biden was engaged in Ukraine policy as vice-president. But the report also offered no support for President Donald Trump’s claim that the Democratic presidential nominee had improperly pressed for the firing of the country’s top prosecutor to protect his son.

The report did not implicate Biden in wrongdoing, focusing instead on his son Hunter, who it said “cashed in” on his father’s position by joining the board of a Ukrainian gas company...

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Quebec releases scathing reports into long-term-care homes where dozens died

MONTREAL—The owners of a private long-term-care home in suburban Montreal where dozens of residents died during the COVID-19 pandemic in March and April displayed “organizational negligence,” according to a new report.

The Quebec government released the report into Residence Herron on Wednesday, as well as a separate report that looked into a public long-term-care home north of Montreal where 100 residents died.

In total, 38 people died at Residence Herron between March 26 and April 16, including 23 who died in less than a week between April 5 and 10, the report states.

Commissioned by the provincial government, the investigation concludes that authorities at Herron repeatedly failed to address shortcomings noted in prior inspection reports and in a coroner’s report, largely becaus...

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The nose needed for this coronavirus test isn’t yours. It’s a dog’s

Travellers arriving at Helsinki’s airport are being offered a voluntary coronavirus test that takes 10 seconds, with no uncomfortable nasal swab needed. And the test is done by a dog.

A couple of coronavirus-sniffing canines began work at the Finnish airport Wednesday as part of a pilot program that aims to detect infections using the sweat collected on wipes from arriving passengers.

Over the past months, international airports have brought in various methods to detect the virus in travellers, including saliva screenings, temperature checks and nasal swabs. But researchers in Finland say that using dogs could prove cheaper, faster and more effective.

After passengers arriving from abroad have collected their luggage, they are invited to wipe their necks to collect sweat samples and le...

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Nearly 500 pilot whales stranded in Australia; 380 dead

HOBART, Australia – More pilot whales were found stranded in Australia on Wednesday, raising the estimated total to nearly 500, including 380 that have died, in the largest mass stranding ever recorded in the country.

Authorities had already been working to rescue survivors among an estimated 270 whales found Monday on a beach and two sand bars near the remote coastal town of Strahan on the southern island state of Tasmania.

Another 200 stranded whales were spotted from a helicopter on Wednesday less than 10 kilometres (6 miles) to the south, Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service Manager Nic Deka said.

All 200 had been confirmed dead by late afternoon.

They were among 380 whales that had died overall, 30 that were alive but stranded and 50 that had been rescued since Tuesday, Deka said.

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Greece: Highway protest over migrant health fears

THESSALONIKI, Greece – Several hundred residents from a seaside resort in central Greece briefly blocked the country’s main highway Wednesday to protest the settlement of migrant children and teenagers at a local hotel.

Police said they did not intervene and the blockade ended peacefully, lasting less than one hour.

The protest occurred some 170 kilometres (105 miles) northwest of Athens outside the town of Kamena Vourla, where a group of unaccompanied minors has been taken.

Demonstrators, joined by the town’s mayor, blocked Athens-bound traffic, expressing concern that the migrants could be infected with COVID-19.

The 36 children and teenagers were transferred this week to the mainland from the islands of Kos and Leros as part of an effort to ease overcrowding at refugee camps.

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مطالعه اصلی نوک اتود 0.9

مزیت اصلی مداد نوک دار نسبت به مداد معمولی این است نوک اتود 0.9 که نیازی به تراشیدن ندارد. نوک مداد محصول مارک معروف Oner است. در این محصول ، چهل نکته با مداد 0.9 میلی متر در یک بسته وجود دارد. در واقع با هر یک از این نقاط می توان خطی با ضخامت 0.9 میلی متر رسم کرد. این چهل نکته دارای درجه سختی یکسانی با نوک HB هستند و بنابراین می توانند برای آزمایش استفاده شوند. لذت نوشتن و کشیدن با مداد بر هیچکس پوشیده نیست. با این حال ، یکی از مواردی که می تواند مانع استفاده از این نرم افزار دلپذیر شود ، نیاز مستمر به اصلاح آن است...

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For Canadian police, wearing a mask is often at the officer’s discretion

Montrealer Miku Smeets says it’s insulting to see city police officers not wearing masks when detaining or arresting people outdoors.

Given the fact Montreal has been particularly hard-hit by COVID-19, Smeets said he thinks police not wearing masks when in physical contact with someone shows a lack of respect for the public.

“It’s demonstratively insulting,” Smeets said in a recent phone interview, adding he’s seen maskless officers in the city engage people on two occasions.

A June study from researchers at University of Ottawa and University of Toronto revealed that between April 1 and June 15, Quebec police distributed 77 per cent of the $13 million in COVID-related fines issued by police across Canada...

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Ontario reports another 30 per cent jump in active COVID-19 cases at schools, including 21 more students

The number of new active COVID-19 cases in publicly funded schools across the province has jumped by another 30 per cent to a total of 180.

In its latest data released Wednesday morning, the province reported 42 more school-related cases — 21 more students were infected for a total of 77; five more staff members for a total of 38 and 16 more individuals who weren’t identified for a total of 65.

There are 153 schools with a current case, which the province notes is 3.17 per cent of the 4,828 publicly funded schools.

Two schools are closed — Monsignor Paul Baxter elementary school in Ottawa and Fellowes High School in Pembroke.

There is a lag between the provincial data and news reports about infections in schools. The provincial data is current as of 2 p.m...

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How to create a pandemic pod for safe social interaction

Outdoor summer barbecues, socially distanced hikes, and mask-wearing play dates at the park have helped people maintain in-person contact with friends and family during the coronavirus pandemic.

But those outdoor gatherings will become less feasible as the pandemic stretches into the fall and temperatures drop, leaving many grasping for an alternative.

Enter pandemic pods. Also known as quarantine bubbles or quaranteams, they are becoming increasingly popular among families and extended family as a way to socialize safely.

A pandemic pod is a group of friends or families who agree to strict safety rules — both for when they are together and when they are apart — that enable them to socialize while reducing the risk of contracting or spreading the coronavirus...

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