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The film revolves around two long-distance best friends who change each other’s lives when she decides to pursue a lifelong dream, and he volunteers to keep an eye on her teenage son. “We have been looking for the right feature opportunities to collaborate with Ted Saran dos, Scott Tuber and the entire team at Netflix for a while, and we couldn’t be more excited to be working with them on these two romantic comedies.
“Both Sarah Haywood’s and Aline Bros McKenna’s stories blend everything we love about traditional rooms with strong, smart and determined female leads,” Witherspoon said. Witherspoon has produced and starred in projects like “The Morning Show” for Apple, “Little Fires Everywhere” for Hulu and HBO’s “Big Little Lies“.
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Some Republican lawmakers have expressed their displeasure about the new protocol and have been bypassing the metal detector entirely or walking through and not stopping when they set it off. ___ HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE FALLOUT FROM THE RIOTING AT THE CAPITOL: The House voted Wednesday to impeach President Donald Trump for an unprecedented second time.
The move comes one week after he encouraged a mob of loyalists to “fight like hell” against election results and the Capitol became the target of a deadly siege. In a statement Wednesday evening, Biden did not take a position on whether the Senate should convict Trump after a bipartisan House vote that charged the outgoing president with inciting the violent insurrection on the U.S. Capitol last week as Congress convened to certify Biden’s presidential election.
Biden is scheduled to deliver a speech Thursday outlining his proposals to spur vaccine distribution and for additional economic aid. ___ 8:10 p.m. Federal officials say a Texas flower shop owner who posted a video on Facebook bragging about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office being broken into during the U.S. Capitol riot last week has been arrested.
A spokesperson for the U.S. attorney’s office in San Antonio says the FBI arrested Jenny Judd and another Midland resident on Wednesday. They appeared in court Wednesday, and each is charged with entering a restricted building and disorderly conduct, both misdemeanors.
___ 6:25 p.m. President Donald Trump has released a video condemning the violent insurrection he fomented at the Capitol last week. Trump also called on his supporters to remain peaceful amid concerns about additional violence in the days before President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.
___ 6:10 p.m. U.S. Rep. Tom Rice of South Carolina was one of only 10 House Republican to join Democrats in voting to impeach President Donald Trump, a stunning reversal from his position just days earlier. Rice said in a statement Wednesday that he had backed Trump “through thick and thin for four years” but called Trump’s handling of the Capitol violence an ” utter failure” that “is inexcusable.” Rice was among the House Republicans who voted last week to throw out Arizona’s electoral votes, which went to President-elect Joe Biden.
Schumer said Wednesday that the trial could begin immediately if Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell agreed to convene an emergency session. McConnell said earlier Wednesday that there is “no chance” that the Senate will be able to hold a “fair or serious” impeachment trial before Biden is sworn in.
Trump was impeached Wednesday by the House on a charge of incitement of insurrection over the deadly siege of the Capitol. ___ 5:20 p.m. Five-time Olympic swimming medalist Klee Keller has been charged with participating in a deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol after video emerged that appeared to show him among those storming the building last week.
An FBI complaint, citing screenshots from the video, asked that a warrant be issued charging Keller with knowingly entering a restricted building without lawful authority and attempting to impede an official government function. Thousands of supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol during a joint session of Congress on Jan. 6 while lawmakers met to formalize the victory of President-elect Joe Biden.
He captured two golds and a silver as a member of the 4×200-meter freestyle relay, as well as a pair of individual bronzes in the 400 free. McConnell told his GOP colleagues in a note earlier on Wednesday that he had not yet decided on whether he would vote to convict.
Ten Republican House members voted to impeach President Donald Trump over the deadly insurrection at the Capitol. The GOP votes were in sharp contrast to the unanimous support for Trump among House Republicans when he was first impeached by Democrats in 2019.
Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, the third-ranking House Republican, said in a statement, “There has never been a greater betrayal by a President of the United States of his office and his oath to the Constitution.” Nine other House Republicans also supported impeachment: Reps. John Ratio of New York; Adam Kin zinger of Illinois; Anthony Gonzalez of Ohio; Fred Upton and Peter Major of Michigan; Jaime Herrera Beutler and Dan New house of Washington state; Tom Rice of South Carolina; and David Salado of California. Thomas “T.J.” Robertson and officer Jacob Cracker were photographed in the Capitol “making an obscene statement” in front of a statute of John Stark, a Revolutionary War officer famous for writing the state’s “Live Free or Die” motto.
The vote came days after he fomented a violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol by telling his supporters to “fight like hell” against election results that he falsely told them were rigged. Trump, who has been suspended from social media platforms, was expected to respond to the vote in a taped video to be released later Wednesday.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called Trump a “clear and present danger” to the country. The House voted 232-197 to impeach Trump, with 10 Republicans joining with Democrats to charge him with incitement of insurrection.
The extraordinary second impeachment, just days before Trump are to leave office, comes after the president encouraged his supporters to “fight like hell” against the election results in a speech near the White House. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will now send the article of impeachment to the Senate, though that timing is unclear.
___ 4:20 p.m. A majority of the U.S. House has voted to impeach President Donald Trump for a second time, just a week after he encouraged loyalists to “fight like hell” against election results and a mob of his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol. During debate before the vote, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked Republicans and Democrats to “search their souls.” Trump is the first American president to be impeached twice.
The impeachment proceedings came one week after a violent, pro-Trump mob breached the Capitol, sending lawmakers into hiding and revealing the fragility of the nation’s history of peaceful transfers of power. In a statement, the Biden transition said senior officials at the FBI and the Secret Service and members of his national security team briefed the president-elect on the “threat picture, and on the preparations being put in place to deter and defend against violent disruptions or attacks.” Biden’s team will continue to receive daily briefings on the issue before the Jan. 20 inauguration.
Biden’s team is “focused on laying the groundwork for a smooth hand off in power that will ensure continuous command and control across the homeland security and law enforcement components.” Security across Washington has increased in the wake of last week’s deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, and a number of protests are planned both in Washington and in state capitols and cities across the U.S. in the coming days. Newly elected Michigan Rep. Peter Major says that “with a heavy heart” he will join some other Republicans in supporting impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump.
Major announced he would vote to impeach Trump in a statement released Wednesday as the House was debating the proceedings. He said the vote “isn’t a victory for my party, and isn’t the victory Democrats might think it is.” But after a violent mob of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol last week in an effort to overturn Democrat Joe Biden’s win, Major says it’s a step “for us to reflect on these events and seek ways to correct them.” Major said impeaching Trump will likely exacerbate division and set precedent.
___ 3:50 p.m. Voting is underway in the House on impeaching President Donald Trump over the violent siege at the U.S. Capitol last week by a mob of his supporters. The impeachment proceedings came one week after a violent, pro-Trump mob breached the Capitol, sending lawmakers into hiding and revealing the fragility of the nation’s history of peaceful transfers of power.
The riot has forced a reckoning among some Republicans, who have stood by Trump throughout his presidency and largely allowed him to spread false attacks against the integrity of the 2020 election. ___ 3:25 p.m. Democratic Rep. Ayanna Presley of Massachusetts says her husband has tested positive for COVID-19 following last week’s siege and subsequent lockdown at the Capitol.
Presley said in a statement that Conan Harris received a positive test Tuesday evening. Harris has shown mild symptoms and remains in isolation, along with Presley and staff who were in close contact.
___ 2:15 p.m. President Donald Trump says he opposes violence in a statement read on the House floor as members debate impeaching him for his role in fomenting the violent insurrection at the Capitol last week. I call on ALL Americans to help ease tensions and calm tempers.” Trump is on the verge of being impeached for a second time in a fast-moving House vote, just a week after he encouraged loyalists to “fight like hell” against election results and then a mob of his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol.
The president falsely claimed widespread voter fraud cost him the election won by Democrat Joe Biden. The number of people arrested on criminal charges related to last week’s riot at the U.S. Capitol has exceeded 100.
The count by The Associated Press resulted from a nationwide review of court records and announcements of arrests issued by law enforcement agencies. The charges range from misdemeanor curfew violations in the District of Columbia to federal felonies related to the assault of law enforcement officers, theft of government property and possessing firearms and explosives.
Federal prosecutors and the FBI said this week they are pursing dozens more suspects who have been identified through photos and videos from the Jan. 6 melee and tips from the public. Those newly arrested Wednesday include 56-year-old Robert Keith Packer, of Newport News, Virginia.
His mugshot appears to match the bearded man photographed at the Capitol wearing a hoodie emblazoned with “Camp Auschwitz” and the phrase “Work Brings Freedom,” a translation of the German phrase from the gates of the Nazi concentration camp where more than 1.1 million Jews and others were murdered during World War II. New house of Washington has added his name to the short list of Republicans supporting the impeachment of President Donald Trump.
Yet he says when there was a “domestic threat at the door of the Capitol,” the president “did nothing to stop it.” He says he will vote for impeachment “with a heavy heart and clear resolve.” ___ 1:45 p.m. House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy says President Donald Trump “bears responsibility” for last week’s storming of the Capitol by his supporters. The House is set to vote later Wednesday on impeaching Trump, accusing him of rallying the violent mob.
It will focus on security preparations for the Jan. 6 congressional vote to certify the presidential election, as well as the department’s response. Capitol Police Chief Steven Sound resigned in the wake of the riot, as did the top security officials in the House and Senate.
The department is facing intense scrutiny after its lackluster response to the riot, poor planning and failure to anticipate the seriousness of the threat drew widespread condemnation. If the House impeaches President Donald Trump, a Senate trial on whether to convict him of inciting insurrection seems all but certain to have to wait until President-elect Joe Biden is inaugurated.
The House is set to vote later Wednesday on impeaching Trump, accusing him of rallying a violent mob of supporters to attack the Capitol last week. Pompey’s suggestion, made on his official Twitter account, comes as the House is set to vote later Wednesday on impeaching Trump, accusing him of rallying a violent mob of supporters to attack the Capitol last week.
Trump and many of his allies have made no secret of their desire to see him honored with the Nobel Peace Prize, which is one of the world’s most distinguished awards. Pompey tweeted a photo of Trump waving from a White House balcony with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and senior officials from the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain and copied the Nobel Committee.
The photo was taken in September last year when Israel normalized relations with the UAE and Bahrain under the so-called Abraham Accords, which were negotiated by Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner. ___ 12:45 p.m. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says President Donald Trump represents a “clear and present danger” to the nation and must be impeached.
The House is set to vote Wednesday afternoon on impeaching Trump, accusing him of rallying a violent mob of supporters to attack the Capitol last week. ___ 12 p.m. Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina says the impeachment effort being pushed by House Democrats could “do great damage to the institutions of government” and he’s warning his GOP colleagues not to support it.
Last week, Graham condemned the violent mob of the president’s supporters who invaded the Capitol. And Graham’s message to fellow Republicans on impeachment is that those “who legitimize this process, you are doing great damage not only to the country, the future of the presidency, but also to the party.” He says the millions of people who have supported Trump and his agenda “should not be demonized because of the despicable actions of a seditious mob.” At least five GOP House members have said they will support impeachment, and two Republican senators have called on Trump to resign.
The debate is heated almost from the start as the House sets up a vote to impeach President Donald Trump. Democrats and a few Republicans say Trump must be removed immediately after he egged on a violent mob of supporters a week ago who then stormed the Capitol.
The insurrection happened as some of Trump’s GOP allies were challenging his election defeat, echoing the president’s false claims that there was widespread fraud in his loss to Democrat Joe Biden. McGovern is looking back at the deadly Capitol siege and saying “people died because of the big lies that were being told.” And he says that’s enough to merit impeachment.
The House is set to vote Wednesday afternoon on impeaching Trump, accusing him of rallying a violent mob of supporters to attack the Capitol last week. Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass., says the debate is taking place at an “actual crime scene, and we wouldn’t be here if it were not for the President of the United States.” The House is considering impeaching Trump for the second time after last week’s riots at the Capitol as lawmakers met to certify the election results.
He says Trump told the crowd to march to the Capitol and “the signal was unmistakable.” Republican Rep. Tom Cole of Oklahoma said Jan. 6th would live in his memory as the darkest day of his service in the House. He says “it’s unfortunate that a path to support healing is not the path the majority has chosen today.” ___ 9:50 a.m. As the House opens its impeachment hearing, the District of Columbia National Guard says it has been authorized to arm troops assigned to security duty on the U.S. Capitol grounds.
Up to 15,000 Guard members are expected to be on duty in coming days in the district to support law enforcement in connection with the Jan. 20 inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. The House has opened its proceedings Wednesday, poised to impeach President Donald Trump for a second time exactly a week after his supporters stormed the Capitol to protest his election defeat.
The article of impeachment charges the president with “incitement of insurrection.” The House chaplain opened the session with a prayer for “seizing the scales of justice from the jaws of pornocracy.” A vote is expected by the end of the day. ___ 8:20 p.m. New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says she thought she was “going to die” when a mob of President Donald Trump’s supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol last week.
Ocasio-Cortez said she and other elected officials “narrowly escaped death” and there was “a sense that something was wrong from the inside.” The second-term representative, whose New York district covers part of Queens and the Bronx, had strong condemnation for Trump for inciting the riots, as well as members of his administration who have not invoked the 25th Amendment to remove him from office, and those who voted to overturn the election results. The House is set to vote Wednesday afternoon on impeaching Trump for a second time, accusing him of rallying a violent mob of supporters to attack the U.S. Capitol last week.
“This is one of these moments that transcends politics,” the Illinois lawmaker told “CBS This Morning” in an interview ahead of the vote. Besides Kin zinger and Cheney, other Republicans backing impeachment are John Ratio of New York, Fred Upton of Michigan and Jaime Herrera Beutler of Washington.
Kin zinger wouldn’t say how many more GOP lawmakers might vote to impeach, but said, “there’ll be more than the five you’ve seen so far.” The Associated Press. Canada's largest province laid out its plan Wednesday to administer the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in all nursing and high-risk retirement homes by the middle of next month as it works to boost its immunization capacity.
The Ontario government said it is stepping up immunizations in long-term care homes now that it has protocols in place to safely transport the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, which has strict storage requirements. The plan builds on an earlier promise to give the COVID-19 vaccine to long-term care facilities in hot spots by Jan. 21.
“We're moving at a rapid speed right now,” Ontario Premier Doug Ford said in an afternoon news conference. Ford also said the federal government had once again offered the support of the military, which was sent to help the hard-hit long-term care sector during the first wave of the pandemic.
The premier's office added that the province has requested and is currently receiving help in the form of military field hospitals, military logistics advisers to bolster the vaccine rollout, and Red Cross teams in a selection of long-term care facilities. An order requiring Ontario residents to stay home except for essential activities was set to take effect at midnight, one of several measures the government announced Tuesday as new projections showed its health-care system is on the brink of being overwhelmed.
Meanwhile, the Ontario Medical Association, which represents more than 43,000 physicians, laid out several recommendations it said would help improve the health of long-term care residents and workers now. In a virtual panel Wednesday, the association called on the province to speed up its vaccination efforts in the homes.
“I don't think any of us can say we are moving quickly enough,” said Dr. Hugh Boyd, a medical director of two long-term care homes in Hamilton and Guelph, Ont. The association also said there is far too much paperwork and bureaucracy involved when an outside doctor or nurse tries to go into the homes, and called on the province to reduce red tape.
In Yukon, health officials said residents of the territory could feasibly achieve herd immunity within three months, provided vaccines arrive on schedule. So far, 685 people have been given their first dose of the Moderna vaccine, with another shipment of 7,200 expected later this week, Premier Sandy Silver said.
Officials in one Nunavut community were taking creative steps to encourage residents to get the shot, offering cash prizes through a draw. The contest is taking place in Artist, the community that has had 222 of the territory's 266 COVID-19 cases, and anyone who gets vaccinated can enter to win one of five $2,000 prizes.
In Quebec, where officials have implemented a curfew in an effort to reduce the strain on health care, 2,071 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded Wednesday. Alberta logged 875 new infections and 23 additional deaths, with health officials saying 820 people are in hospital with COVID-19, including 137 in intensive care.
An additional 155 COVID-19 cases and five deaths were reported in Manitoba, which has seen its daily number of new infections trend downwards. Meanwhile, seven residents of a Montreal long-term care home who received a first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine tested positive for the virus.
A notice sent Tuesday to patients at the Maimonides Geriatric Center noted residents were infected in the first 28 days after they received the first of two vaccine doses. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday that Canada has secured enough of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines to immunize every Canadian who wants it by fall, but most of it won't arrive until spring and summer.
This report was automatically generated by The Canadian Press Digital Data Desk and was first published Jan. 13, 2021. “The emergency management group has decided that the operations at the Day Community Rink will be on hold, for now,” he said, adding that the decision was made after the provincial stay-at-home orders, which come into effect Thursday, were announced.
“We thought to try to stop the spread and listen to the province about the stay-at-home orders, we would cancel all rentals that have been scheduled there from now until Jan. If the facility were to continue to operate, he said, the number of users would have to be limited to five and the rink would have to be closed to the public by 8 p.m. “That would be roughly seven rentals a day, so we could only service 35 people there at best,” said Anderson.
Deputy Mayor Gerard Rachelle asked if the five people at the rink would include the staff, too. “With the facility being closed, I would have someone attend the site, once, maybe twice a day to check the readings on the compressor,” said Anderson.
Staff will be making calls in the next few days and providing refunds for pre-existing bookings. Mehreen Shahid, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, OrilliaMatters.com. The show has opted to use a series of interim guest hosts rather than immediately find permanent replacements.
Ken Jennings, considered the show's greatest champion, is currently serving as the first guest host. Once his run is done, executive producer Mike Richards will fill in for two weeks while the newly announced guests prepare for their stints.
Rodgers, the superstar quarterback currently leading the Green Bay Packers through the NFL playoffs, is a former “Celebrity Jeopardy!” champion, and Bali, former star of CBS' “The Big Bang Theory” and current star of Fox's “Call Me Kat,” is a neuroscientist, making them fitting choices to serve up clues for contestants for the brainy quiz show. Rodgers, the Pro Bowler and two-time NFL MVP, had already leaked the news of his hosting earlier this week.
In a Wednesday interview, Scott said he knows “quite a few” people that already have appointments to receive their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. He is also happy with recent news that EMS workers will be included in the first phase of the province's vaccination program.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Tuesday that Canada ordered an additional 20 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. Dr. Deena Henshaw said at her Wednesday press conference the limited supply will likely be a common problem in the near future until more vaccines begin arriving in Alberta at a faster rate.
Despite the positive news, Henshaw said active cases are still too high, and it is too soon for Albertans to relax restrictions. She called it the “most challenging moment of the pandemic so far.” “Ultimately, if we open up and people are not following those measures, and we start to see our cases rise again… we can very quickly get into a difficult situation again with respect to our acute care system,” she said.
Residents across B.C.’s Lower Mainland, Flanagan and South Vancouver Island woke up without power Wednesday morning ... assuming any of them got any sleep with sounds like this going on throughout the night. Winds up to 70 km/h ripped through the regions late Tuesday evening with gusts knocking down trees, sweeping patio furniture off condo balconies, and lighting social media ablaze with videos of exploding power transformers.
Gabriel Klein was convicted of second-degree murder and aggravated assault in March for the 2016 attack that killed Latisha Racer, 13, and injured her friend. Peters said in his closing arguments Wednesday that Klein believed he was stabbing a witch and a zombie with maggots coming out of its back, not two girls.
He has told the court that he didn't understand the moral consequences either, a claim supported by at least one expert assessment, Peters said. He lacked the capacity to rationally decide whether his conduct was right or wrong in terms of how others in the community would assess the morality of his actions,” Peters said.
The hearing saw Klein testify for the first time in the case, but throughout his cross-examination, he had trouble remembering what he had said to whom and when, as well as details of the days leading up to the attack. For example, Klein repeatedly said he went to the library to contact his mother, that he saw some form of monsters and that he heard voices immediately before the stabbing advising him to kill.
The judge said she was “extremely anxious” about his presence in the courtroom and asked the sheriff to return him to the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital. “We don't bring people into the courtroom if they're ill,” Holmes said, adding that it doesn't matter if the proper paperwork has been completed or not.
Venezuela's Jefferson Sold took a crossed that touched the hand of Coca defender Leandro López. Santos' second goal came in the 49th minute when Sold entered the penalty area and scored with a shot to right of goalkeeper Esteban Andrade.
Any chance for Coca vanished after defender Frank Sabra got a straight red card after intentionally stepping on Marin ho when the Santos player was on the ground. Both Santos and Cameras will play their fifth Copa Libertadores final, but the club where Pelé first appeared will seek its fourth title, the first since 2011 when Neymar was the leader.
On Tuesday, Cameras lost 2-0 at home to River Plate, but reached the final due to their 3-0 victory in Buenos Aires in the first leg. The team is coached by Portugal's Abel Ferreira, who was signed by the club less than three months ago.
Santos' coach Alex Still, known as Cuba, seeks his second title after winning the Copa Libertadores in 2013 with Atlético Mineiro. The House impeachment articles charge that Trump incited insurrection by exhorting supporters who violently attacked the Capitol last week, resulting in five deaths and a disruption of Congress.
“I have not made a final decision on how I will vote, and I intend to listen to the legal arguments when they are presented to the Senate,” McConnell wrote. McConnell also issued a statement saying Congress and the government should spend the next week “completely focused on facilitating a safe inauguration and an orderly transfer of power” to Biden.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said that unless McConnell reverses himself and agrees to quickly start the trial, it would begin after Jan. 19. That's a day before Biden is inaugurated as president and about the time Democrats take over majority control of the Senate.
The Constitution requires a two-thirds majority to convict a president, meaning at least 17 Republicans would need to join all 50 Democrats to oust Trump. Earlier Wednesday, a GOP strategist said McConnell has told people he thinks Trump perpetrated impeachable offenses.
McConnell also saw House Democrats’ drive to impeach Trump as an opportune moment to distance the GOP from the tumultuous, divisive outgoing president, according to the strategist, who spoke on condition of anonymity to describe private conversations. Trump exhorted a throng of his followers to march on the Capitol last Wednesday, where they disrupted Congress' formal certification of Biden's win in a deadly riot that produced widespread damage.
McConnell is looking out for his party’s long-term future, but moving toward a political divorce from Trump could mean that congressional Republicans will face challenges in GOP primaries. Complicating GOP thinking about Trump’s second impeachment is that Republicans will be defending 20 of the 34 Senate seats up for election in 2022.
Impeaching Trump now would “do great damage to the institutions of government and could invite further violence,” Graham said in a statement. “If there was a time for America’s political leaders to bend a knee and ask for God’s counsel and guidance, it is now.
Security in Washington has ramped up considerably in preparation for the inauguration after the violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol last week by supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump, and the FBI warned over the weekend of plans for armed protests at all 50 state capitals and in Washington, D.C., in the days leading up to the event. The person briefed on Biden's decision spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss internal matters.
On Wednesday, Biden received a briefing from FBI officials, the Secret Service and his national security team about the potential for additional violence in the coming days. “In the week since the attack on Congress by a mob that included domestic terrorists and violent extremists, the nation has continued to learn more about the threat to our democracy and about the potential for additional violence in the coming days, both in the National Capital Region and in cities across the country,” according to a statement from the Biden transition team.
“This is a challenge that the President-elect and his team take incredibly seriously.” Across Washington, but particularly around the Capitol, the National Mall and some nearby federal buildings, security has increased considerably, with nonscalable walls and metal gates erected, streets closed and a new contingent of National Guard troops camped out at the Capitol. Four North Island Legions will receive financial assistance from Veterans Affairs Canada to help cope with the COVID-19 pandemic.
“While bar operations were minimally affected, the restrictions significantly reduced our ability to hold events that generated revenue while faced with our normal fixed costs,” said Warren Beatty, branch 180 president. These funds will provide some much-needed financial security and allow us to continue operations and provide our members and guests a safe place to socialize as we weather the pandemic.” On Nov. 10, the federal government announced a $20 million aid package to help veteran organizations get through the pandemic.
Royal Canadian Legions across Canada received $14 million for disbursement to different branches. The funds were to be used to cover a range of operational items such as insurance, utilities, rent or mortgage, property tax, administration costs and wages, from March 17, 2021 to Nov. 17, 2020.
The funds “did not include loss of revenue nor cost of items purchased for resale,” noted Beatty. “The Port Alice branch received $11,919,21 after requesting it through an application process involving its Provincial Command.
The notices come as Ontario is poised to enact an order requiring residents to stay at home except for essential activities. The stay-at-home order is part of a series of new restrictions announced this week as the province declared a second state of emergency due to the pandemic.
A maximum of 18 teams will play in the main draw at both the Scotties Tournament of Hearts and the Tim Hortons Brier at the Martin Michael Center. The field will include defending champions, teams from all 14 provincial and territorial associations and three wild-card entries instead of the usual one.
“We feel like we belong and that we were going to be at the nationals,” said Colin Hodgson, now a virtual lock to attend with Team Mike Icemen. Curling Canada said that since a number of provincial play downs were cancelled around the country, several high-performance teams were denied the opportunity to qualify for nationals.
Until the provincial and territorial championships are complete or team representatives are declared, the full wild-card picture will remain somewhat foggy. The usual Friday night play-in games to determine Team Wild Card were scrapped for this season.
“To be clear, this is a byproduct of the pandemic, and it’s a format change unique to this pandemic-affected season,” said Curling Canada chief executive officer Katherine Henderson. “So much is riding on this Olympic qualifying season, we had to make sure that the fields for both the Scotties Tournament of Hearts and Tim Hortons Brier includes Canada’s top teams.
Lawmakers, many of them emotionally scarred and still seething after surviving a Trump-spurred rampage on Capitol Hill, spent the bulk of the day debating a resolution accusing the president of inciting an insurrection. House Majority Leader Rep. Stony Homer of Maryland closed the debate with a searing rebuke of the president that urged members on the opposite side of the aisle to open their eyes to the perils Trump poses.
“There can be no mistaking any longer the kind of man sitting in the Oval Office, or his intentions and capabilities,” Homer said. Speaker Nancy Pelosi, whose legendary battles with Trump made her a likely target for the mob, was no less equivocal when she opened debate earlier in the day.
“I am asking everyone who has ever believed in our agenda to be thinking of ways to ease tensions, calm tempers, and help to promote peace in our country.” Meanwhile, the city where he spoke was on edge, with between 15,000 and 20,000 National Guard soldiers expected in town by the time Joe Biden takes the oath of office on Jan. 20.
“There are more troops right now in Washington, D.C., than there are in Afghanistan,” said Rep. Seth Moulton, a former Marine who now represents a district in Massachusetts. Throughout the afternoon, Republicans argued in vain against the resolution, most of them seeking to curry favor with their Trump-friendly constituents at home rather than convince their colleagues to change their votes.
“It will only serve to further divide a nation that is calling out for healing,” said Louisiana Rep. Steve Scale, the House minority whip. Other Trump loyalists, including Texas Rep. Louie Former, California Rep. Tom McClintock and Arizona Rep. Andy Biggs, made similar arguments as they denounced the Democratic effort and defended their president's record.
“We should be focused on bringing the nation together,” said Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, one of the president's staunchest House allies. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, who used his time to pay tribute to the Capitol Police officers and others who put their lives on the line to protect lawmakers, said he would vote against impeachment.
Wednesday's debate took place in a Capitol precinct transformed into an armed fortress in the days since enraged Trump supporters, convinced by the president's lies of a grand conspiracy to deny him a second term, overpowered a meager police presence and forced their way into the building. Since then, the entire complex has been surrounded by a two-seater fence and concrete barriers and flooded by National Guard troops, who spent the day patrolling the perimeter.
People who have had COVID-19 are highly likely to have immunity to it for at least five months, but there is evidence that those with antibodies may still be able to carry and spread the virus, a study of British healthcare workers has found. But experts cautioned that the findings mean people who contracted the disease in the first wave of the pandemic in the early months of 2020 may now be vulnerable to catching it again.
Water utilities were forced to shut down intake valves and farmers stopped drawing from the rivers as the plume moved downstream. The tribe said the toxic water coursed through 200 miles (322 kilometers) of river on Navajo lands.
New added: “It is time that the United States fulfills its promise to the Navajo Nation and provides the relief needed for the suffering it has caused the Navajo Nation and its people.” The EPA under the Obama administration had claimed that water quality quickly returned to pre-drill levels. But New Mexico officials, tribal leaders and others continued to warn about heavy metals collecting in the sediment and getting stirred up each time rain or Snowbelt results in runoff.
The settlement was not an admission of liability or wrongdoing, but Sunnyside agreed to it “as a matter of practicality to eliminate the costs and resources needed to continue to defend against ongoing litigation,” Myers said in an email. Sunnyside has worked with local authorities to improve water quality in the region, Myers added.
After the spill, the EPA designated the Gold King and 47 other mining sites in the area a Superfund cleanup district. Immigration officials have given family members of detained Huawei telecom executive Men Lanzhou permission to travel to Canada, CBC News has confirmed.
“As in all cases, this decision was made in accordance with Canadian laws and in strict compliance with the current travel ,” said a statement from Global Affairs Canada. Men, chief financial officer for Huawei Technologies Co., was detained in December 2018 while she was changing planes in Vancouver.
She was arrested on a U.S. extradition request over allegations she lied to a Hong Kong banker in August 2013 about Huawei's control of a subsidiary accused of violating U.S. sanctions against Iran. Under her bail conditions, Men is required to wear a GPS ankle monitoring bracelet and is confined to her home from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. every day.
'Increased access' granted Global Affairs said that the detention of the two Canadians is “unacceptable” and that while the federal government is continuing to push for their immediate release, it has made some progress toward improving the conditions of their imprisonment. A source speaking on background told CBC News that the “increased access” refers to a resumption of consular visits and exchange of family letters that Orig and Savor were granted prior to the outbreak of the pandemic.
Rights violations In court this week, Liu Xiaoping claimed the constant presence of guards is also preventing his family from spending quality time together without attracting the attention of strangers anxious to photograph the woman at the center of a high-profile international court case. The extradition proceeding itself is expected to get underway at the beginning of March, and to continue in various stages until the end of April.
The first part of the proceedings will involve a defense bid to have the case tossed because of alleged violations of Men's rights. The defense claims that the U.S. deliberately misled Canada about the strength of the case against Men and is reaching beyond its jurisdiction to punish her.