AIR CANADA WANTS EMPLOYEES, NEW HIRES TO BE VACCINATED AGAINST COVID-19

Air Canada says it is now requiring all airline employees and new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The announcement from Canada’s largest domestic and international carrier also marks it as the first major airline to mandate vaccines for all employees. Toronto-based Porter Airlines announced last week that it would be requiring all employees to either be fully vaccinated,…

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PM JUSTIN TRUDEAU DECLARES SNAP ELECTION IN CANADA ON SEPTEMBER 20TH

Trudeau announced the election would be held on September 20 after visiting the governor-general, who holds a mostly ceremonial position representing Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II as head of state. Trudeau is seeking to win a majority of seats in Parliament. His Liberal Party fell just short of that two years ago and must rely on the opposition to pass legislation.…

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WINNERS DECLARED ON UK REALITY SHOW ‘LOVE ISLAND’

The winners of the seventh season of ITV2’s reality show “Love Island” were revealed Monday night. Liam Reardon and Millie Court will take home (and split) the grand prize of £50,000. The winners of the seventh season of ITV2’s hit reality show “Love Island” were declared on Monday night: Liam Reardon and Millie Court will take home (and split) the grand prize of £50,000.…

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TALIBAN WILL BE JUDGED BY DEEDS, NOT WORDS, SAYS BORIS JOHNSON AHEAD OF G7 MEET

The Taliban will be judged by its deeds rather than words, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Monday ahead of chairing an emergency G7 virtual meet to coordinate the international response to the Afghan crisis. Downing Street said that during the meeting on Tuesday, the UK PM will call on the Group of Seven leaders from Canada, France, Germany, Italy,…

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UK MANUFACTURERS TO GET BIG CONCESSION ON POST-BREXIT QUALITY MARK

The UK government is to grant a major concession to British business by prolonging the deadline for companies to adopt a new “UKCA” safety and quality mark for their goods after Brexit. The one-year extension for UK products to continue using the EU’s “CE” safety mark came after businesses warned that they would not be ready for the planned post-Brexit…

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COVID: UK RECORDS HIGHEST DAILY DEATH TOLL SINCE MARCH – CORNWALL TOURISTS URGED TO ‘STAY AWAY’ AS CASES RISE

ritain has reported another 174 coronavirus-related deaths, the highest number of fatalities recorded in one day since 175 were recorded on March 12, according to official figures. The total number of coronavirus-related deaths in Britain now stands at 131,854. These figures only include the deaths of people who died within 28 days of their first positive test. Another 30,838 people…

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POLICE IN UK WILL USE ‘RAINBOW COLORED’ PATROL CARS TO HELP THE LGBT COMMUNITY

While speaking about the matter, Deputy Chief Constable Julie Cooke claimed, “The Rainbow cars, the hate crime cars, whatever you want to call them, they are part of our vehicle fleet. So, we are always replacing vehicles. They will get all of the police insignia put on them as normal (besides other add ons)… But they are out there as…

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UK TO URGE EXTENSION OF KABUL EVACUATIONS AT G7 TALKS

US President Joe Biden has set an August 31 deadline for the chaotic airlift organised by thousands of temporarily deployed US troops, but has left the door open to an extension if needed. Britain said Monday it would urge the United States to extend an end-of-the-month deadline for evacuations from Afghanistan, while the Taliban warned any delay would lead to…

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CHILDREN HOSPITALIZED WITH COVID-19 IN U.S. HITS RECORD NUMBER

he number of children hospitalized with COVID-19 in the United States hit a record high of just over 1,900 on Saturday, as hospitals across the South were stretched to capacity fighting outbreaks caused by the highly transmissible Delta variant. The Delta variant, which is rapidly spreading among mostly the unvaccinated portion of the U.S. population, has caused hospitalizations to spike…

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THREE AMERICAN SENATORS TEST POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS

Three senators — Sens. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), Angus King (I-Maine) and John Hickenlooper (D-Colo.) — announced separately Thursday they tested positive for COVID-19. All three have been fully vaccinated. Wicker’s office said in a statement that the congressman tested positive Thursday morning after experiencing “mild symptoms.” He is isolating and in “good health,” according to the office. King’s office said…

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