Today’s coronavirus news: As England’s bars reopen, Boris says ‘let’s not blow it now’; Ontario courthouses to resume in-person hearings Monday

By Star staffwire services Sat., July 4, 2020timer3 min. read The latest coronavirus news from Canada and around the world Saturday. This file will be updated throughout the day. Web links to longer stories if available. 9:36 a.m.: Courthouses across Ontario are set to resume some in-person hearings Monday, according to the Ministry of the Attorney General, despite unions representing Crowns and court staff saying safety concerns remain unresolved. “More precautions are required to adequately … Read more

Boris Johnson begs the public to behave when pubs open TOMORROW

‘None of us believe this is a risk-free next step’: Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty warns pandemic ‘is a long way from gone’ as Boris Johnson begs people to behave as pubs reopen Boris Johnson has appealed for the public to show restraint as lockdown eases on ‘Super Saturday’ tomorrow  The PM warned that ‘we’re not out of the woods yet’ and said he will not hesitate to reimpose curbs locally  Prof Chris Whitty insisted … Read more

So how will total confinement lockdown work?

So how will total confinement lockdown work? From feeding 3,000 people to free rent and no school – Premier Daniel Andrews reveals plans for unprecedented shutdown in Melbourne Nine Melbourne public housing estates have been put in immediate lockdown  About 3,000 residents will be confined to their units for at least five days  The enforcement will require an unprecendented level of help from police Premier Daniel Andrews said the ‘vulnerable’ residents would be supported  By … Read more

Overseas arrivals at Sydney airport will be capped at 450 a day

No vacancy! Overseas arrivals landing at Sydney Airport will be limited to just 450 a day as hotels struggle to cope after Melbourne diverts flights International arrivals at Sydney Airport will be capped at 450 until July 17  The federal government limit will help to alleviate stress on resources in NSW  Flights were on Wednesday diverted from Melbourne until July 14 amid spike  By Zoe Zaczek For Daily Mail Australia and Aap Published: 09:00 EDT, … Read more

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s son is ‘just about walking’

Archie’s first steps! Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s son is ‘just about walking’ and is ‘loving life in Los Angeles’, reveals royal expert According to royal expert Katie Nicholl, Archie, one, ‘is just about walking’ Prince Harry, 35, and Meghan Markle, 38, are currently living with Archie in L.A.  Katie revealed: ‘He’s a very happy little boy and he’s loving life in Los Angeles Said they are ‘really loving family time’ which they have ‘had … Read more

In troubled times: Independence Day in a land of confusion

1 / 7 Nation on Edge FILE – In this June 1, 2020, file photo, protesters rally as Philadelphia Police officers and Pennsylvania National Guard soldiers look on in Philadelphia, over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File) It was the worst of times. It was the weirdest of times. It was a season of sickness and shouting, of defiance and tension, of … Read more

Kevon Todd’s family says deputies caused his death. BSO releases video in response

After months of silence from the Broward Sheriff’s Office to the family of Kevon Todd, who died after an altercation with deputies at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, Sheriff Gregory Tony has released video and reports that shed new light. Robyn Blake, attorney for Todd’s family, said at a press conference on Thursday that Todd was South Florida’s own version of an unarmed Black man being killed by police officers. At the time, Blake said all … Read more

Service businesses in Halifax are increasing prices to offset high cleaning costs

Most businesses in Nova Scotia are adjusting to the “new normal” after reopening in early June, but it might take consumers some time to adjust as well. Reopening regulations called for an increase in cleaning and sanitation, purchasing personal protective equipment (PPE) and workplace safety equipment. Along with reduced capacities in most businesses, the costs of operating while maintaining public health regulations have increased. Read more: Atlantic provinces encouraging staycations as they compete for local … Read more

Michael Cohen caught at New York City restaurant — and it could land him back in prison

Michael Cohen could soon be back to chowing down in a prison cafeteria. The recently sprung jailbird was caught by The Post dining out on Manhattan’s Upper East Side — and the meal may cost him his freedom, legal experts said Friday. Exclusive photos show President Trump’s former personal lawyer seated at a sidewalk table outside Le Bilboquet, a French restaurant around the corner from his Park Avenue apartment, on Thursday night. Cohen, his wife, … Read more

Michigan village starts flood recovery, awaits funds

A small Michigan village is pulling together after two dam failures in May By ANNA LIZ NICHOLS Associated Press/ Report for America July 4, 2020, 1:57 PM 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article LANSING, Mich — Jenna Hulse was at work out of town as a nurse when she got a message from her brother that a dam three blocks from her house in the Michigan village of Sanford was failing. … Read more

Virus spike in Spain reveals plight of seasonal farm workers

LLEIDA, Spain — In the 20 years since he left his native Senegal, Biram Fall has never slept in the streets. This week, when he ran out of savings after failing to find work in northern Spain’s peach orchards, he still refused to do so. As part of an army of cheap labor that follows the ripening of different crops across the country, the 52-year-old responded in May to an urgent call for workers in … Read more

Eden-Monaro by-election goes down to the wire

Eden-Monaro by-election goes down to the wire with Labor narrowly in front but the Liberals closing in on pre-poll votes – as Nationals leader John Barilaro makes a stunning claim Polling booths closed at 6pm Saturday evening in the Eden-Monaro by-election  Liberal candidate Fiona Kotvojs and Labor’s Kristy McBain are the favourites  The area is a bellweather seat indicating what party would win a federal election  Labor narrowly pulled ahead Saturday night but the votes … Read more

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The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Drinkers today celebrated their first trip to the pub since the nation went into lockdown, with one declaring: “It’s like winning the Premier League.” Since 8am publicans across England have been throwing open their doors to welcome customers for the first time in more than three months, on what the Government has dubbed “Super Saturday”. The day began with … Read more

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The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates A landlord has spoken of his devastation after a car ploughed into his pub hours before he was due to reopen as lockdown restrictions eased. Ray Perkins was due to host 200 guests throughout “Super Saturday” at The Swan Inn, in Little Chart, Ashford, Kent. The crash, around 2am on Saturday, smashed a large hole in its side, now … Read more

China’s role in the United States’ July 4 fireworks displays

China’s role in the United States’ July 4 fireworks displays – CBS News Live Watch CBSN Live While fireworks displays around the country have been called off over coronavirus concerns, some Americans have taken it upon themselves to create their own celebrations, using backyard fireworks — often imported from China. Ramy Inocencio speaks to the person responsible for purchasing for Phantom Fireworks, who says their business would “cease to exist” without China’s production. View CBS … Read more

North Korea dismisses chance of ‘face to face’ U.S. nuclear talks ahead of election

Brushing away speculation that President Donald Trump could meet with Kim Jong Un ahead of November’s presidential election, a senior North Korean diplomat said Saturday that the country does not “feel any need” to enter into negotiations with the U.S. “We do not feel any need to sit face-to-face with the U.S.,” said Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui, in a statement carried by the state-run KCNA news agency. “The U.S. is mistaken if it … Read more

Governors stress ‘personal responsibility’ over virus orders

1 / 4 Virus Outbreak Tennessee Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee removes his mask as he begins a news conference Wednesday, July 1, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Earlier this week, as Tennessee registered what then was its highest single-day coronavirus case increase, Gov. Bill Lee held a news conference and issued a stern response. It wasn’t a mandate to wear masks in public or clamp down on businesses or … Read more

Coronavirus: What you need to know as Saskatchewan moves to final stage of Phase 4

Saskatchewan is rolling out the final stages of Phase 4 of its reopening plan from the coronavirus pandemic. Indoor pools and rinks, indoor sports and activities and the performing arts can open on July 6. Related News That is followed on July 9 by casinos and bingo halls. Read more: Saskatchewan moving to final Phase 4 reopening schedule in July The province is also easing restrictions on seating at restaurants and activities at bars. Here … Read more

Our Community Salutes recognizes future service members this July 4th with virtual ceremony

Celebrities and public figures have teamed up for a new virtual program on the Fourth of July to recognize the 150,000 recent high school graduates who enlisted in the U.S. military. In a Saturday interview on “Fox & Friends Weekend” with host Pete Hegseth, Our Community Salutes founder Dr. Kenneth Hartman explained that he created “America Salutes” so new enlistees would understand they’re not alone. READ: THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE “This is America’s time to come together to thank a … Read more

Dr. Janette Nesheiwat’s July 4th dos and don’ts: Precautions will help keep friends, family safe

As we celebrate Independence Day with friends and family, there are simple precautions all of us should take to keep coronavirus at bay. Dr. Janette Nesheiwat offered some “dos and don’ts” Saturday on  “Fox & Friends Weekend.” DR. NESHEIWAT SAYS FOURTH OF JULY ‘POTENTIAL PERFECT STORM’ FOR CORONAVIRUS SPREAD “First and foremost, we want to make sure that if we’re outdoors and we’re not able to … social distance, we want to wear a facial covering or a mask. That’s really important,” she said. Nesheiwat stressed … Read more

Donald Trump marks Independence Day with incendiary Mount Rushmore speech – live

President says US under assault from ‘far-left fascism’ Coronavirus infections near 130,000; senior Trump official sick Supreme court gives conservatives blues – what’s really going on? Sign up to our First Thing newsletter LIVE Updated Play Video 1:20 Donald Trump says US ‘under siege from far-left fascism’ in Mount Rushmore speech – video Key events Show 8.06am EDT08:06 Good morning … Live feed Show 8.50am EDT08:50 The president is most likely asleep at the moment, … Read more

Melbourne families struggle after suddenly being trapped in homes

Furious families left with empty fridges and no baby formula vent their anger as 3000 Melburnians are locked in their homes without warning in Australia’s first total shutdown after the second worst spike in coronavirus cases since the pandemic started Nine public housing towers in two postcodes will go into ‘hard’ lockdowns  No one will be allowed to leave their units ‘for any reason’, Daniel Andrews said  Victoria reported 108 coronavirus case on Saturday, it’s … Read more

Stop enforcing sex work laws during COVID-19, Amnesty, advocates say

OTTAWA—Canada’s sex work laws are creating undue harm and contribute to human rights violations during COVID-19, sex workers and human rights advocates say, which is why they’re now pushing Ottawa to stop enforcing them. Amnesty International Canada has joined a number of rights and sex work advocates in a lobby effort asking federal Justice Minister David Lametti for a moratorium on prostitution laws. “We need to make sure the existing laws on the books aren’t … Read more

NHS deserves better, say campaigners as health service marks 72nd anniversary

Coronavirus outbreak Illuminations and clapping will mark NHS birthday in its ‘most challenging year’ Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The Shard illuminated blue on Friday evening as part of the NHS birthday celebrations. Photograph: The Shard/PA Dozens of landmarks across the UK will be illuminated in blue light on Saturday before the NHS’s 72nd anniversary amid calls that those who work in the health service deserve more than token gestures. NHS … Read more

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The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Drinkers in England were having their first taste of post-lockdown life this morning as some pubs opened their doors the first time in three months. Among the first pints poured in the country were at a handful of J.D Wetherspoon pubs, including the Moon Under Water in Colindale, north London. Rob Davies, a reporter for the Guardian, posted on … Read more

Yes, Biden is thrashing Trump. But he could still blow it.

As recently as one month ago, Donald Trump was merely losing. Now he is flailing, trudging into the Independence Day weekend at the nadir of his presidency, trailing by double digits in recent polls and in danger of dragging the Republican Senate down with him. But there are still four months before the election — and any number of ways for Biden to blow it. Advertisement Even the best campaigns “can get f—– up,” said … Read more

So how will total confinement lockdown work?

So how will total confinement lockdown work? From feeding 3,000 people to free rent and no school – Premier Daniel Andrews reveals plans for unprecedented shutdown in Melbourne Nine Melbourne public housing estates have been put in immediate lockdown  About 3,000 residents will be confined to their units for at least five days  The enforcement will require an unprecendented level of help from police Premier Daniel Andrews said the ‘vulnerable’ residents would be supported  By … Read more

Doctor shares safety concerns amid surging U.S. coronavirus cases

Doctor shares safety concerns amid surging U.S. coronavirus cases – CBS News Live Watch CBSN Live Many Americans are looking for ways to stay safe this holiday weekend as coronavirus cases rise to record levels in some states. The total number of confirmed cases in the U.S. is nearly 3 million. Johns Hopkins University’s Dr. Amesh Adalja joins “CBS This Morning: Saturday” to discuss the latest numbers and what that means for the millions of … Read more

Trump defends monuments in fiery Mount Rushmore speech

Trump defends monuments in fiery Mount Rushmore speech – CBS News Live Watch CBSN Live President Trump kicked off the holiday weekend with an Independence Day celebration at Mount Rushmore Friday, after protesters were arrested earlier in the day after they blocked a road leading to the monument. Despite the advice of doctors and the White House coronavirus task force, Mr. Trump and the First Lady did not wear masks at the event. Nikole Killion … Read more

Eye Opener: Trump makes divisive speech at Mount Rushmore

Eye Opener: Trump makes divisive speech at Mount Rushmore – CBS News Live Watch CBSN Live President Trump attracted a large crowd for his Mount Rushmore speech, though he did not appear to wear a mask and social distancing measures were not in place. Also, top Trump campaign official and girlfriend of Donald Trump Jr. Kimberly Guilfoyle has tested positive for COVID-19. All that and all that matters in today’s Eye Opener. Your world in … Read more