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Schoolboy will make Holyrood history with bottled water campaign | Scotland

A seven-year-old schoolboy has made Holyrood history by becoming the youngest ever to petition the Scottish Parliament to provide every child in the country with a reusable water bottle. Callum Isted was questioned by MSPs during Wednesday’s Citizen Participation and Petitions Committee, where he explained that the petition followed his initial campaign to provide all […]

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How Vancouver SkyTrain’s “ding dang dong” became its signature sound

In its heyday, Vancouver’s Little Mountain Sound Studios was a hit factory, a place where rock bands like AC/DC, Aerosmith, Bon Jovi and Bryan Adams recorded songs that helped define ’80s music. It was also the birthplace of a little piece of music that has had as much stamina as those 80s mainstays: the SkyTrain […]

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National security meeting to be held after parliament protest

A number of military vehicles will be parked in Wellington on Thursday, with the protest against the Covid-19 vaccine mandate outside Parliament entering its tenth day. Four army vehicles drove into Wellington from Linton and Waiouru on Wednesday, but the defense force said they were pre-positioned if needed. No decision has been made on whether […]

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Sun on Sunday poll reveals Boris Johnson faces his toughest challenge yet after Partygate scandal

BORIS Johnson’s personal credibility has been shattered by the Partygate scandal, a poll reveals today. More than eight in ten voters (83%) say they lost faith in the Prime Minister because of the drunkenness that broke the lockdown in Downing Street. 4 Public trust in Boris Johnson has eroded, new Sun on Sunday poll revealsCredit: […]

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India’s pandemic school closure jeopardizes ‘demographic dividend’

NEW DELHI – Some children have forgotten the alphabet or what their classrooms look like. Others have dropped out of school altogether, looking for work and are unlikely to return to school. For years, India has relied on its vast pool of young people as a source of future growth, a “demographic dividend” as many […]

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Secret ballot to elect Italy’s president begins as Berlusconi drops out | Italy

Italian parliamentarians will begin voting for a new president on Monday after scandal-ridden Silvio Berlusconi abandoned his dream of becoming the next head of state. More than 1,000 lawmakers and regional delegates will take part in the complex secret ballot, described as akin to nominating a new pope, who could go through several rounds before […]

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WA’s COVID-19 border will remain closed indefinitely. What now, and when could the state reopen?

Two years into the pandemic, Western Australia has again been left closed to the rest of the world indefinitely. His plan to bring down the borders on February 5 has been scrapped, with no clear path for when WA will reunite with the rest of the country. So how did we get here? And what […]

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Next Tory leader odds: Favorites to replace Boris Johnson

Bookmakers have slashed the chances of Boris Johnson being replaced as Prime Minister following outrage over his attendance at a ‘bring your own booze’ event at the height of the lockdown. Several Tory MPs broke rank to say the No 10 garden rally on May 20, 2020 could be a matter of resignation – warning […]

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Federal authorities could announce tougher COVID-19 border measures on Wednesday amid concerns over Omicron

[ad_1] The federal government is considering measures to strengthen the border against the spread of the Omicron variant, including advice to Canadians to avoid non-essential travel and potentially close Canada’s borders to foreign nationals. Two government sources told CTV News the federal government will begin advising Canadians to avoid non-essential travel. Options for new travel […]

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Covid-19: Auckland hairdressers will test the vaccine passport from Thursday

[ad_1] Hairdressers will be allowed to reopen in Auckland later this week to test the government’s new vaccination passport system. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced at the post-Cabinet press conference on Monday that hairdressers and barbers in the region will be able to reopen from Thursday. Customers must use My Vaccine Pass certificates to enter, […]

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Covid 19 Delta outbreak: 198 new cases in the community

[ad_1] On November 18, 2021, Deputy Prime Minister Grant Robertson spent the day discussing with Auckland businesses the next steps for the region and the country. There was frustration but he didn’t hear much anger, Robertson said. There are 198 new cases of Covid-19 in the community today, including 152 in Auckland and 30 in […]

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Canary Islands volcano increasingly aggressive as Spanish leader announces emergency funds – Boston News, Weather, Sports

(CNN) – The Cumbre Vieja volcano on the Spanish island of La Palma is now erupting even more aggressively after weeks of lava spouting, the Spanish Instituto Geográfico Nacional (IGN) said on Sunday. The activity of the volcano “continues to be intense” and a new crater was discovered on Saturday, the government of the Canary […]

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France cools down Australia’s efforts to repair damage from Aukus fault | France

[ad_1] France has said any future discussion between Emmanuel Macron and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison over the fallout from Canberra’s decision to tear up a € 56bn (£ 48bn) submarine deal will have to be “seriously prepared” and having “substance”. The Elysée Palace denied he refused to take Morrison’s calls, saying the president was […]

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Germany’s national elections too close to call, polls show, as top candidates hold latest rallies

[ad_1] Predictions from Saturday’s poll indicate that the center-left Social Democrats (SPD) hold a small but narrow lead over Merkel’s center-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party. Merkel has been a symbol of stability in Europe since she took over as chancellor in 2005. But after almost 16 years as head of government, she will step […]

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Germany: Chancellor candidates visit flood-affected region | News | DW

Two of Germany’s top candidates to replace Angela Merkel as Chancellor this fall – Prime Minister of North Rhine-Westphalia Armin Laschet and Federal Minister of Finance Olaf Scholz – have visited areas of western Germany devastated by the recent floods. Scholz, from the center-left Social Democratic Party (SPD) and currently vice-chancellor, said the region’s reconstruction […]

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Canada surpasses U.S. vaccination rate as country prepares to reopen borders

[ad_1] Christine Muschi / Reuters Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau greets people as he visits a vaccination site in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, July 15, 2021. Ottawa CNN – Canada took a major milestone this weekend, fully vaccinating around 50% of its population and surpassing the U.S. vaccination rate for Covid-19. According to Health Canada, nearly […]

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China is already spending billions on investments abroad. Should it also finance security?

[ad_1] The bus was carrying a convoy of Chinese engineers to the construction site of the Dasu hydropower plant in northern Pakistan when the explosion occurred, killing 13 people. Initially, Pakistan and China issued conflicting statements about the cause of the incident. Islamabad blamed a gas leak caused by mechanical failure, while the Chinese Foreign […]

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Floods in Germany and Belgium: huge recovery operation underway as death toll reaches at least 170 | World news

[ad_1] Rescuers and volunteers are digging through the mud in parts of western Europe, where the number of people dying in flash floods now exceeds 170 – and as the tumultuous waters reach Austria. The floodwaters recede in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands, where many were left with destroyed homes, hundreds were evacuated and authorities […]

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Jacinda Ardern Unveils Multi-Billion Dollar Funding to Solve New Zealand’s Water Crisis | New Zealand

[ad_1] New Zealand has set aside $ 2.5 billion to ease financial pressures on the boards as they face a controversial water industry upheaval. With $ 1.5 billion already allocated to the tri-waters reform program, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Thursday that the councils would receive $ 500 million to amortize additional costs and […]

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Green plan of insurers to repair objects and replace cars with electric ones

[ad_1] Replacing scrapped cars with electric cars, fixing items instead of offering brand new replacements, and pushing for broken boilers to be traded in for greener alternatives, are all part of a plan by insurers to help the planet. Major long-term insurers and savings companies say they could potentially make nearly £ 900bn – or […]

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Extent of repair work on tornado-struck properties is a sign of impressive community spirit – PM

[ad_1] The amount of repair work already underway shows the strong community spirit in the tornado-hit Papatoetoe, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said. Ardern walked along one of the streets in Papatoetoe which suffered the worst impact of the tornado that hit the suburbs last Saturday morning. Watch the PM speak here shortly: She also visited […]

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First Nations find 751 unmarked graves at Saskatchewan residential school site

[ad_1] Prime Minister Justin Trudeau released a statement shortly after the announcement, saying he was “terribly saddened” by the news. “My heart breaks for the Cowessess First Nation and for all Aboriginal communities in Canada,” he said. The news comes after the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation announced in May that the remains of 215 […]

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Ministers across government urge women to shape women’s health strategy

[ad_1] Government ministers visit country to encourage women to have their say on women’s health strategy before June 13 deadline Answering the evidence call takes just 10 minutes and is easily accessible from a phone, tablet or laptop To mark the International Day of Action for Women’s Health, ministers from across government are traveling the […]

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Rhys Clyne: Central and local government relations urgently need to be mended

[ad_1] Poor relations between Whitehall and town halls have weakened the UK’s response to the pandemic, the Institute for Government senior researcher says. To coincide with the anniversary of the first nationwide lockdown, the Institute for Government released a report outlining 10 lessons to be learned from the UK government’s response – at all levels […]

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George Square memorial benches destroyed for the second time as thousands descend for the Rangers title party

[ad_1] George Square memorial benches were ransacked for the second time in months by marauding Rangers fans on Saturday night’s title night. We recounted how the city center remained ‘like a war zone’ with bottles and broken trash after supporters clashed with cops as thousands celebrated their side by winning their first title. of Premiership […]

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Wayne Bennett believes Adam Reynolds will end ‘tragic’ search to replace Broncos legend Allan Langer

[ad_1] Adam Reynolds’ much-publicized transfer to the Brisbane Broncos has sparked excitement among many fans in the north – and rightly so. The prime minister winner and former NSW Origin half-back will team up with the Broncos on a three-year contract from 2022, in a huge blow to the struggling club. On the other hand, […]