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Old 16-12-2020, 05:51   #61
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Search continues for 5 fishermen in Bay of Fundy after 1 found dead
Searchers found the body of a crew member, from a scallop vessel that went missing, in the Bay of Fundy, off the coast of southwestern Nova Scotia Tuesday, as teams combed the air and shores for five other missing men.
The emergency beacon was activated for the missing vessel, “Chief William Saulis”, Tuesday morning. The Maritime Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre (JRCC) said the emergency signal came in at 5:51 a.m. AT, near Delaps Cove, N.S.
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-...ulis-1.5841891

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Search called off for Winnipeg sailor missing from Canadian navy ship
The search for a master sailor (Duane Earle), who went missing in the waters west of San Francisco has ended, the Canadian military says. A 30-hour search ended Tuesday evening, but Earle's body was not found, National Defence said in a statement.
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/searc...says-1.5843258
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Old 17-12-2020, 05:05   #62
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Record cocaine haul found on ‘ghost boat’ in Marshall Islands
The 5.5 metre fibreglass vessel was found at Ailuk atoll last week, with 649kg of drugs, estimated to be worth $80m.
The boat most likely drifted across the Pacific (over a year or two), from Central or South America.
More https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/...rshall-islands
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Old 23-12-2020, 04:35   #63
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First COVID outbreak hits Antarctica as dozens of cases reported
The coronavirus has landed in Antarctica, the last continent previously free from COVID-19, Chile’s military said this week, as health and army officials scrambled to clear out and quarantine staff from a remote research station surrounded by ocean and icebergs.
Chile’s armed forces said at least 36 people had been infected at its Bernardo O’Higgins base, including 26 army personnel and 10 civilian contractors conducting maintenance at the base.
An Army press officer said the first COVID-19 cases had been reported in mid-December when two soldiers fell ill.
Chile’s Navy reported it too had detected three cases of COVID-19 among 208 crew members of a ship that had sailed in the Antarctic region between November 27 and December 10.
There are about 1,000 people at 38 stations across the frozen continent.
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Old 25-12-2020, 03:28   #64
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The haves and have nots of the COVID-19 vaccine
Which countries will have access to the coronavirus vaccine sooner, and who will have access later?
Podcast ➥ https://www.aljazeera.com/podcasts/2...vid-19-vaccine
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Old 26-12-2020, 04:29   #65
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Britain and EU publish text of narrow Brexit trade deal
The text includes a 1,246-page trade document*, as well as agreements on nuclear energy, exchanging classified information, civil nuclear energy and a series of joint declarations...
https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/world...R9y?li=AAggFp4

* "Draft EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement"
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Shti-disturbers Sentenced:

China jails citizen-journalist for 4 years over Wuhan virus reporting
A Chinese court handed a four-year jail term on Monday to a citizen-journalist who reported from the central city of Wuhan at the peak of last year's coronavirus outbreak, on grounds of "picking quarrels and provoking trouble," her lawyer said.
Zhang Zhan, 37, the first such person known to have been tried, was among a handful of people whose firsthand accounts from crowded hospitals and empty streets painted a more dire picture of the pandemic epicentre than the official narrative.
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Saudi women's rights activist Loujain Alhathloul sentenced to nearly 6 years in prison
One of Saudi Arabia's most prominent women's rights activists was sentenced on Monday to nearly six years in prison under a vague and broadly worded law aimed at combating terrorism, according to state-linked media.
State-linked Saudi news outlet Sabq reported that Alhathloul, 31, was found guilty by the kingdom's anti-terrorism court on charges including agitating for change, pursuing a foreign agenda and using the internet to harm public order.
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Trials begin for 10 of the ‘Hong Kong 12’ detained at sea
The defendants are part of a group of 12 who were intercepted by the Chinese coastguard on August 23 and have been held virtually incommunicado in a mainland prison since.
They face charges of illegal border crossing and organising an illicit border crossing, which could carry a sentence of up to seven years in jail.
Their case has attracted great interest as a rare instance of mainland authorities detaining people trying to leave semi-autonomous Hong Kong.
Morehttps://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/...kong-12-set-to
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Old 01-01-2021, 04:33   #67
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Australian ‘Spirit of Unity’
Australia has changed a line in its national anthem, in an amendment designed to better recognise and honour the long history of the country’s Indigenous people.
The change from “for we are young and free”, to “for we are one and free”, took effect on Friday, and is the first amendment to the anthem, ‘Advance Australia Fair’, since 1984.
The anthem was composed by Peter Dodds McCormick, and first performed in 1878. It was adopted as the country’s national anthem in 1984, to replace the colonial-era ‘God Save the Queen’.
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“The Golden Cushion - CEO compensation in Canada” ~ by David Macdonald, January 4, 2021

By the time most Canadians settle back into their work-from-home offices, on the first working day of the year, Canada's top CEOs would have already made the average worker's salary ($53,482) according to new research [1], from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA).

The report said that the average top-paid CEO would have made that average income by 11:17 a.m.ET Monday, about an hour later than the previous year. It also found that in 2019, the average top Canadian CEO made 202 times more than the average worker, in the same year, which was down from a record 227 times the previous year [2].
Most CEO pay is not in salary, but is handed out to them in bonuses, and that, because of this, it wouldn't be possible yet to calculate how much they made in the most recent year. About 82 per cent of this year's average top CEO income of $10.8 million is made up of bonuses

[1]https://www.policyalternatives.ca/ne...s-more-average
[1a]https://policyalternatives.ca/public...golden-cushion

[2] https://www.policyalternatives.ca/ne...age-worker-pay
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In its newly released ‘Global Economic Prospects report for 2021', the World Bank fears a lingering impact from the virus — what it warned could be a "lost decade," especially for countries that failed to get on top of the pandemic early.
"Many countries are expected to lose a decade or more of per-capita income gains," the World Bank report said. "Downside risks include the possibility of a further resurgence of the virus, more severe effects on potential output from the pandemic and financial stress."
“Global Economic Prospects”
Subdued Global Economic Recovery

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White Rock Pier Storm Collapse
This is the real story about how a simple photo walk resulted in a helicopter rescue at the White Rock Pier when it collapsed during the windstorm of December 2018 after being hit by 12 sailboats that were being pushed by the wind.


Morehttps://globalnews.ca/news/4783098/r...ite-rock-pier/

The powerful windstorm that swept through B.C. on December 21, 2018, left the community of Pender Island on virtual lockdown.
https://globalnews.ca/news/4784226/p...land-lockdown/



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The Lancet editor: UK ‘steadfastly refused to follow the science’

As the UK struggles to contain the coronavirus crisis, Richard Horton says the government should have implemented strict lockdowns as soon as infections rose.

Richard Horton, editor-in-chief of ‘The Lancet’*: “The primary reason why the UK has struggled is because it has not learned the lessons of the first wave of the pandemic in 2020 and it has steadfastly refused to follow the science, despite claims that it is doing so.

The lessons from the science have been that when there is a rise in infections, you need to clamp down immediately to suppress transmission to reduce the prevalence of infection in the community. But at every stage, the government has delayed and delayed and delayed locking down, with the result that the virus has got out of control.

The result of that is increased hospitalisations and deaths. This has been entirely preventable if the government had acted with more decisiveness, and sooner.

I think that the Prime Minister [Boris Johnson] has been appeasing a small group of MPs, who are vehemently libertarian and anti-lockdown – a group of MPs who simply do not understand the impact of this pandemic on people’s lives. And it is the same strategy of appeasement that is used in dealing with Brexit that he’s now using to deal with this pandemic. It’s entirely political. ...”

Much morehttps://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/...richard-horton


* 'The Lancet' is a world leading medical journal, with a Journal Impact Factor of 60.392 (behind The 'New England Journal of Medicine', with an impact factor of 70.670), and are currently ranked second out of 165 journals in the Medicine, General & Internal subject category.
A journal's impact factor is a measure of the frequency with which an average article in a journal, has been cited in a particular year.
https://www.thelancet.com/journal-impact-metrics
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Privacy Protection [Canada]
Several weeks ago, Canadian legislators introduced Bill C-11, to enact the Consumer Privacy Protection Act (“CPPA” - Bill C-11).

HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA: BILL C-11
An Act to enact the ‘Consumer Privacy Protection Act’ and the ‘Personal Information and Data Protection Tribunal Act’ and to make consequential and related amendments to other Acts
https://parl.ca/DocumentViewer/en/43.../first-reading

Digital Charter Implementation Act, 2020
Through the proposed Digital Charter Implementation Act, 2020 (DCIA), the Government of Canada intends to establish a new privacy law for the private sector, the Consumer Privacy Protection Act (CPPA). If passed, the DCIA would significantly increase protections to Canadians' personal information by giving Canadians more control and greater transparency when companies handle their personal information. The DCIA would also provide significant new consequences for non-compliance with the law, including steep fines for violations.
https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/062.nsf/eng/00119.html
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Palau flag/Ukrainian freight ship sinks off Turkey's Black Sea coast
The bodies of two crew members were found by search and rescue crews while six crewmembers were pulled to safety. "ARVIN" had 12 people aboard the anchored ship.
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Missing scallop dragger found off Delaps Cove
The “Chief William Saulis”, a scallop dragger that was based out of Yarmouth, was last heard from early on the morning of Dec. 15 when it was heading toward Digby after a week-long fishing expedition.
Five of the six crewmen who were aboard the boat are still missing. The body of one crew member, Michael Drake, was recovered the same evening the ship went down.
RCMP said the vessel is more than 60 metres below the surface and cannot be reached by recovery teams. They are determining the next steps to searching the inside of the vessel.
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-...ound-1.5876698
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Indian sailors stranded for months on Chinese coast reach Japan
The 23-member crew of Indian vessel "Jag Anand" arrives in Tokyo from where they will fly to India after clearing COVID procedures.
A group of Indian sailors stranded off the Chinese coast for seven months, caught up in a trade dispute between China and Australia, have been allowed to leave for Japan, union officials said.
The sailors had been stuck outside the Chinese port of Jingtang since mid-June due to a Chinese trade embargo on Australian coal.

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Greek MPs approve extension of territorial waters in Ionian Sea
The Greek Parliament has overwhelmingly approved legislation to extend the country’s territorial waters along its western coastline from six to 12 nautical miles, a few days before long-estranged NATO allies Greece and Turkey resume exploratory talks over contested maritime claims in the Aegean Sea.
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