Monthly Archives آگوست 2020

With Canada and Mexico borders closed, Americans are trapped in their own health-care system

“Want to hear the joke about insulin?” goes the bleak gag about America’s drug prices. “You have to go to Canada to get it.”

But even that’s not an option anymore.

Pandemic travel restrictions have made Americans prisoners of their country. Even within North America, Mexico and Canada have closed thousands of kilometres of border to all but essential travel, roiling plans for vacation, work, and school. For cash-strapped Americans, it has also cut off access to medicines and health-care services that they can’t afford at home — at a time when money is tighter than ever.

Stephanie Boland’s nine-year-old son was diagnosed with diabetes in December...

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راهنمای خرید اجاق گاز در ایران

اجاق گاز جزء اجزای آشپزخانه ها است. راهنمای خرید اجاق گاز اینجا کلیک کنید امروزه اجاق گازها از تحولات خارج نشده و با پیشرفت فناوری دستخوش تغییراتی شده اند. امروزه اجاق گاز فقط برای پخت و پز استفاده نمی شود و بیشتر آنها دارای اجاق گاز ، مرغ مرغ ، نگهدارنده گرما و غیره هستند.

انواع اجاق گاز

در بین دهها شرکت تولیدکننده اجاق گاز ، راهنمای خرید اجاق گاز شرکت تکنوگاس تجربه و تاریخ بیشتری دارد. Technogas 60 سال پیش در ایتالیا فعالیت خود را آغاز کرد و تا به امروز با تغییرات بسیاری در محصولات خود جایگاه خود را در بازار جهانی حفظ کرده است...

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Trudeau ‘deeply disappointed’ after demonstrators topple John A. Macdonald statue

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he’s “deeply disappointed” by the vandalism that he said took place when protesters toppled a statue of former prime minister Sir John A. Macdonald in Montreal over the weekend.

The statue was toppled in a fall which decapitated the the former prime minister’s statue during a demonstration on Saturday, calling for the defunding of police.

“We are a country of laws, and we are a country that needs to respect those laws even as we seek to improve and change them,” Trudeau said in Montreal on Monday.

“Those kinds of acts of vandalism are not advancing the path towards greater justice and equality in this country.”

The protest is one of the latest demonstrations against police brutality and systemic racism after several high-profile police-invo...

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Feds sign deals with Novavax and Johnson & Johnson to secure millions of vaccine doses

OTTAWA — The federal government has reached agreements with Novavax and Johnson & Johnson to secure millions of doses of COVID-19 vaccine candidates.

The deals hinge on Health Canada approval but if trials proceed as planned, deliveries in Canada would begin at the start of 2021. The government has also inked deals with pharmaceutical firms Pfizer and Moderna for access to millions of doses of their unique candidates.

“Taken together, our vaccine agreements with Pfizer, Moderna, Novavax, and Johnson & Johnson, will give Canada at least 88 million doses, with options to obtain tens of millions more,” said Trudeau during a press conference on Monday.

“Once a vaccine is proven to work, we’ll also need to be able to produce and distribute it here at home.”

Trudeau also announced the go...

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Feds sign deal with Novavax to secure up to 76M doses of vaccine candidate

OTTAWA — The federal government has reached an agreement with U.S. manufacturer Novavax for 76 million doses of the group’s promising COVID-19 vaccine candidate NVX-CoV2373.

The deal hinges on Health Canada’s approval but would see the doses supplied to Canada beginning as early as the second quarter of 2021. The government has also inked deals with pharmaceutical firms Pfizer and Moderna for access to millions of doses of their unique candidates.

“We are pleased to announce this agreement with Novavax, which will give Canadians access to a promising COVID-19 vaccine candidate. This is an important step in our government’s efforts to secure a vaccine to keep Canadians safe and healthy, as the global pandemic evolves,” said Procurement Minister Anita Anand in a press release.

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‘Tragedy’: St. Louis officer dies after being shot by a barricaded gunman

ST. LOUIS — A St. Louis police officer who was a “hero” to his family died Sunday after being shot in the head by a barricaded gunman on the city’s south side, authorities said.

Officer Tamarris L. Bohannon, 29, had been with the department for 3 1/2 years.

A second officer who was shot in the leg was treated and released after the shooting around 6 p.m. Saturday in the South Grand neighbourhood near Tower Grove Park, St. Louis Police Department spokeswoman Officer Michelle Woodling said.

Woodling said the second officer is 30 and has been on the force about six months. The 43-year-old suspect was taken into custody Sunday morning, Woodling said.

Mayor Lyda Krewson said in a statement Sunday night that she was “heartbroken” at Bohannon’s death...

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5 things to know for Monday, August 31, 2020

TORONTO — Canada is approaching 128,000 total cases of COVID-19, with more than 5,100 cases still active. Here’s what else you need to know to start your day.

1. Deleted tweet: Anti-hate groups and Jewish associations are criticizing long-time Conservative MP Kerry-Lynne Findlay for a now-deleted tweet they say could spread anti-Semitic conspiracy theories. 

2. Cases rise: With school just around the corner, British Columbia, Alberta and Manitoba have all set or come close to new daily records for the highest number of new COVID-19 cases reported in each province. 

3. Breathing easy: As we creep closer to the reopening of schools across the country, experts are pointing out that ventilation within schools is an under-discussed issue in a COVID-19 world. 

4. Plastic plateau: Support fo...

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Nova Scotia candidate’s withdrawal shrinks Green Party leadership field

OTTAWA — The field of contenders vying to become leader of the federal Green Party just got a little smaller.

Nova Scotia computer scientist and veteran Judy Green is withdrawing from the race and throwing her support behind fellow candidate David Merner of British Columbia.

Green’s withdrawal follows a battle just to get on the ballot after the party’s vetting committee rejected her candidacy in early June, before she successfully appealed the decision.

Green did not say in her Facebook post announcing her withdrawal on Sunday why she was stepping down from the race, which will see a new leader elected to replace Elizabeth May in October.

But party records released earlier this month showed that she was outside the top five in terms of fundraising among the party’s nine leadership h...

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Rally supporting police draws scores to downtown Kenosha

KENOSHA, WIS. — Scores of police supporters gathered Sunday in downtown Kenosha where protesters have been demonstrating against police brutality since the shooting of Jacob Blake last weekend.

Some attending the rally in the Wisconsin city wore “back the blue” shirts. Others carried American flags. They applauded when law enforcement vehicles rolled by.

“With the things that they face on a daily basis, they need that little extra push of love and to show that they are needed,” said Jennifer Peyton, 44, who attended the rally. “I mean, if you went in to work every day, and you were told that you were bad or had things thrown at you, I think it would weigh on your psyche a little bit, too.”

A Kenosha police officer shot Blake in the back Aug...

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Trump, Portland mayor blame each other after deadly shooting

PORTLAND, ORE. — The mayor of Portland, Oregon, and U.S. President Donald Trump engaged in a real-time argument Sunday as the president sent a flurry of critical tweets about Ted Wheeler as the mayor was holding a press conference about the fatal shooting of a right-wing supporter in his city the night before.

After Trump called Wheeler, a Democrat, a “fool” and blamed him for allowing violence to proliferate in the liberal city, the visibly angry mayor lashed out at the president, addressing him in the first person through the TV cameras.

“That’s classic Trump. Mr. President, how can you think that a comment like that, if you’re watching this, is in any way helpful? It’s an aggressive stance, it is not collaborative...

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