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  • Ontario, Alberta Follow Manitoba, B.C. in Giving AstraZeneca Vaccine to 40 and Up
    by The Canadian Press on April 20, 2021 at 12:20 pm

    Younger Canadians in several provinces are now able to get the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. Starting today, those aged 40 and over in Ontario and Alberta can get the shot. Previously, the minimum age to receive AstraZeneca was 55 because of a slightly elevated risk of an extremely rare blood clot disorder. British Columbia and Manitoba

  • Conservatives, Bloc Quebecois to Propose Budget Rewrites as Debate Starts
    by The Canadian Press on April 20, 2021 at 12:13 pm

    OTTAWA—Opposition parties will get a chance today to propose a rewrite to the federal government’s massive pandemic budget. Debate on Monday’s budget begins today in the House of Commons. As the official Opposition, the Conservatives will propose an amendment to the budget and the Bloc Quebecois, as the third−largest party, will propose a sub−amendment. Both

  • For Republicans, There Are Grounds for Optimism
    by Arthur Wiegenfeld on April 20, 2021 at 12:09 pm

    Commentary While the state of the country is alarming, there are grounds for optimism. I believe that Trump supporters, most other Republicans, and traditional liberal Democrats can unite in a cohesive worldview to improve the appeal of the Republican Party to the point where it’s the majority party of the country. Yes, I said traditional

  • Girl Who Was Given 2 Percent Chance of Survival Defies the Odds, Celebrates 16th Birthday
    by Jenni Julander on April 20, 2021 at 12:08 pm

    A teen girl from Nottingham, England, was a little extra grateful to celebrate her Sweet 16, as she defied the 2 percent chance of surviving a major heart condition after birth. Tia Standing, from Beeston, was born with a host of health issues including an interrupted aortic arch, which is a rare heart defect where

  • Watch: Protestor At Shanghai Auto Show Climbs On Tesla, Screams "Brake Failure", In Now-Viral Video
    by Tyler Durden on April 20, 2021 at 12:04 pm

    Watch: Protestor At Shanghai Auto Show Climbs On Tesla, Screams "Brake Failure", In Now-Viral Video A protestor at the Auto Shanghai expo this week climbed on top of a Tesla Model 3 sedan and screamed in protest while wearing a t-shirt that said “The Brakes Don’t Work” and “Invisible Killer”. Video of the incident has caught fire in China and " hit a nerve in China, sending complaints about the company ricocheting across the Chinese internet," according to the Wall Street Journal.  The woman was eventually dragged away by security guards, but not after catching the attention of hundreds in the building - and millions more on the web. The hashtag of the incident was viewed by 150 million people on Weibo, WSJ reported.  Her plight garnered sympathy online, with one user saying Tesla was “hoodwinking Chinese consumers” and others encouraging people to buy from competitors. Another user with 5 million followers shared their "litany of complaints" […]

  • Republican States Block Natural Gas Bans
    by Cara Ding on April 20, 2021 at 12:01 pm

    As initiatives to ban natural gas ramp up in some U.S. cities, especially Democrat-led cities, a growing number of Republican-introduced bills are seeking to preemptively quash any such bans on a statewide level. Berkeley, California, was one of the first cities to implement a natural gas ban. Some cities in Washington, New York, and Massachusetts

  • Illinois firms would pay a combined corporate tax rate of 34.8% under Biden plan
    on April 20, 2021 at 12:00 pm

    The combined state and federal corporate tax rate in Illinois would reach 34.8 percent under President Biden’s infrastructure plan, representing a tie for the fifth highest levy among the 50 states, according to a new study from the Tax Foundation.

  • Editor Daily Rundown: Chauvin Judge Says Maxine Waters May Lead To Overturned Trial
    by Vince Coglianese on April 20, 2021 at 11:59 am

    Calling all Patriots!

  • Futures Slide For Second Day Amid Renewed Virus Worries
    by Tyler Durden on April 20, 2021 at 11:52 am

    Futures Slide For Second Day Amid Renewed Virus Worries S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 stock futures extend declines for a second day, with both down about 0.5% as of 7:00 am in New York as travel and leisure stocks led the move, indicating fresh concerns over reopenings. US futures tracked Europe’s Stoxx 600 index which was 1.1% lower, its biggest drop in a month as a growing tally of virus cases primarily in emerging markets tempered enthusiasm for a global growth rebound. Bond yields fell.  Some notable premarket moves: United Airlines dropped 2.1% after the carrier booked a bigger-than-expected loss for the first quarter. IBM gained 2.8% as it reported its biggest revenue gain in 11 quarters boosted by its bets on the high-margin cloud computing business. Johnson & Johnson, whose COVID-19 vaccine was put on pause last week to review reports of rare blood clots, tightened its forecast for profits this year. Its shares slipped 0.2%. Altria extended Monday's […]

  • Former Chinese Professor Recalls the Largest Peaceful Appeal by People of Faith That Changed the...
    by Epoch Times Sydney Staff on April 20, 2021 at 11:50 am

    This year marks the 22nd anniversary of the April 25 appeal, the largest peaceful appeal in China after the Tiananmen Square Protest in 1989. On April 25, 1999, over 10,000 Falun Gong practitioners gathered outside the Appeals Office of the State Council in Beijing to ask the authorities to release fellow practitioners who had been

  • Alabama Unveils Awesome National Title Rings
    by David Hookstead on April 20, 2021 at 11:47 am

    They're incredible

  • Hans Christian Andersen on the Cancel Culture
    by John M. Ellis on April 20, 2021 at 11:42 am

    Commentary When many years ago I read Hans Christian Andersen’s story “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” I was at first not impressed. How could anyone not see that a naked man had no clothes on? But the story was often then interpreted as being about appearance and reality, and nobody needed to look beyond appearances to

  • The CDC’s ‘Medical CIA’ Failed America on the Pandemic
    by Lloyd Billingsley on April 20, 2021 at 11:31 am

    The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) deploys the Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) to protect the nation against epidemics. In the throes of a pandemic, Americans have good cause to regard the vaunted “medical CIA” as a failure. As Diana Robeletto Scalera of the CDC Foundation explains, the EIS “works day and night domestically

  • Minnesota Governor Promises Not to Let Buildings Burn in Potential Riots
    by Zachary Stieber on April 20, 2021 at 11:16 am

    Minnesota’s governor is preparing for potential unrest after the verdict is announced in Derek Chauvin’s trial, with the memory of rioting in the summer of last year following George Floyd’s death still fresh in many minds. Gov. Tim Walz announced Monday that he declared a state of emergency as jurors in the trial weigh whether

  • Protesters Rally Against Gun Control Bills in Delaware
    by Epoch Times Staff on April 20, 2021 at 11:15 am

    Several hundred people gathered at an anti-gun control rally outside the New Castle Court House Museum on April 11. They called for the protection of their constitutional rights to bear arms and to oppose two gun control bills, SB3 and SB6, that just passed the Delaware Senate. The rally was organized by The Women’s Defense

  • Canadian National Sparks Bidding War With $30 Billion Offer For Kansas City Southern
    by Tyler Durden on April 20, 2021 at 11:13 am

    Canadian National Sparks Bidding War With $30 Billion Offer For Kansas City Southern As worries about fragile global supply chains stoke fears about rising prices and inflationary pressures, Canadian National Railway is planning to make a $30 billion bid for Kansas City Southern, which had already agreed to sell itself to Canadian Pacific. The bid will likely kick off a bidding war amid another wave of consolidation in the freight. Canadian National plans to offer $325 for each Kansas City Southern share Tuesday, including $200 a share in cash and 1.059 Canadian National shares, the people said. Shares of KSU surged 20% on the news, as the Canadian National offer represents a 20% premium over the previous offer made by Canadian Pacific. According to WSJ's sources, Canadian National believes a combined firm would generate incremental cash flow—in the form of earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization—of around $1 billion. Canadian Pacific, […]

  • Kind Mechanic Steps Up to Fix Paraplegic Woman’s Wheelchair Lift–and Act of Kindness Spreads
    by EMG Inspired Staff on April 20, 2021 at 11:12 am

    In a world where examples of “humanity” are few and far between, a kind act from a neighbor can go a long way. A Rhode Island mechanic changed the life of a disabled woman, making her daily routine more manageable, by offering a helping hand. Christian Barber, a resident of North Smithfield, went the extra mile

  • House Democrat Facing Tight 2022 Race Backs Pelosi’s Comment That Border Is ‘On a Good Path’
    by Tom Ozimek on April 20, 2021 at 11:07 am

    Rep. Cindy Axne (D-Iowa), one of the more vulnerable Democratic incumbents heading into the 2022 midterm elections, told Iowa Public Radio in an interview last week that she agrees with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) remarks that the situation along the southern border is “on a good path,” even as the number of illegal immigrants

  • Artist Uses Wet Plate Photography to Portray Native American Indians–and the Photos Are Stunning
    by Louise Bevan on April 20, 2021 at 11:05 am

    Stumbling across an archaic photography technique known as “wet plate,” artist Shane Balkowitsch began a 20-year project to portray the Northern Plains Native Americans in the modern day. The nostalgic process would allow the North Dakotan photographer to display their spirit, pride, and enduring culture in a manner like no other technique. Balkowitsch’s series of

  • Quarter Of UK Population Wants To Work At Home Forever, New Survey Finds
    by Tyler Durden on April 20, 2021 at 11:04 am

    Quarter Of UK Population Wants To Work At Home Forever, New Survey Finds Authored by Steve Watson via Summit News, Almost a quarter of the UK workforce wants to stay at home FOREVER, according to a survey conducted by Deloitte. The London Telegraph reports that around 25% never want to go back to their place of work ever again, noting that the figure equates to 7.5 million people who would be happy to stay at home and work on their own for the rest of their lives. Nearly one in four workers want to work from home forever, according to a new Deloitte survey. That adds up to 7.5m employees who would be happy never to see the office again. Read the full story at https://t.co/PmV4eBUcPh. pic.twitter.com/lU5N0KA8cX — Graham Hambly (@PQMagazine) April 19, 2021 Only slightly more, 28% say they do not want to work at home any more and want to get back to their offices or other work environments as soon as possible. Most people, 42% said they want to see some sort of […]