Americans over 18 eligible for COVID vaccine by mid-April, Biden says
(REUTERS) – U.S. President Joe Biden has moved up the COVID-19 vaccine eligibility target for Americans over 18 to April 19 but warned that with new virus variants spreading “we’re still in a life-and-death race” with the coronavirus. Biden directed states to widen the vaccine eligibility to people 18... Read more
Canada to suspend use of AstraZeneca vaccine for people under 55
(REUTERS) – Canadian health officials said on Monday they would stop offering AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine to people under the age of 55. They also said there’s a need for a new analysis of the shot’s benefits and risks based on age and gender. The decision comes after reports from... Read more
Egypt begins investigation into how ship got stuck on Suez Canal
(REUTERS) – The formal investigation of how the giant container ship “Ever Given” ran aground in the Suez Canal begin on Wednesday. The Suez Canal ship that is finally free, caused a six-day blockage throwing global supply into disarray after the 400-meter-long ship became jammed diagonally across a southern... Read more
Firefighter who tried to help George Floyd to resume testimony
(REUTERS)– A Minneapolis firefighter who said she was prevented from offering medical aid to George Floyd during his deadly arrest returns to the witness stand on Wednesday. Genevieve Hansen, who was off duty at the time, is one of the key witnesses in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the... Read more
Lab origin of COVID-19 is ‘extremely unlikely,’ WHO report says
(REUTERS) – A report released by the World Health Organization on Tuesday says it is considered “extremely unlikely” that the COVID-19 pandemic originated in a laboratory. The report, from 17 Chinese and 17 foreign experts, did research on tracing the origin of COVID-19 in Wuhan City from Jan 14... Read more
Dollarama misses sales targets after COVID-19 cuts
(REUTERS) – Canada’s Dollarama Inc missed analysts’ sales estimates for the crucial quarter as renewed COVID-19 restrictions dented traffic at its stores. The discount store chain said its business took a hit due to more strict measures by provincial authorities in December, including stricter in-store capacity limits, and a... Read more
Top-seed Ashleigh Barty set for semis at Miami Open
(REUTERS) – The top-seeded 24-year-old Australian player Ashleigh Barty beat seventh-seeded Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-3. The match on Tuesday marked the first time Barty has played a top-10-ranked opponent in over a year. Barty is set to face the fifth-seeded Elina Svitolina of Ukraine in... Read more
New real estate trends emerge as lockdown forces Toronto market to reorganize
After a year of lockdown, Toronto’s real estate market faces a series of changes. However, the experts say Covid-19’s effects on the rentals market are not that terrible after all. As the vaccine rollout continues and the economy starts re-opening, the instabilities in Toronto’s real estate market are slowly... Read more
Vaughan high school renamed for late journalist Hodan Nalayeh
Hodan Nalayeh was murdered in Somalia by a terrorist attack. This tribute to her by renaming the school after her is such an honor for the family. Naylayeh was a Somali Canadian journalist recognized for her storytelling and work with education. It is also the first time a York... Read more
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