Brooke Shields, 55, puts toned legs on full display in swimsuit pics

Brooke Shields began her career as a model as a young girl, but she’s proved that she still has what it takes. The 55-year-old actress took to Instagram on Wednesday to strut her stuff in a series of photos taken by fellow famous model Helena Christensen. In the black-and-white photos, the “Blue Lagoon” star struck a sultry pose in a black, high-cut, one-piece swimsuit. In the first of three pictures, Shields laid on her front … Read more

Coronavirus live news: global deaths pass 975,000 as Israel plans for stricter lockdown

Israel announces plans for stricter lockdown; Paris to unveil tighter restrictions; Follow the latest updates Global report: Trump calls 200,000 US coronavirus deaths ‘a shame’ Indonesia sees record case rise Follow new restrictions or risk a second lockdown, Johnson warns UK Weekly number of new cases at highest level, says WHO See all our coronavirus coverage LIVE Updated Israeli medical workers wearing protective gear work in the coronavirus ward of Ziv medical centre in Safed, … Read more

New Zealand eases mask rule as Covid cases drop

Face masks are no longer mandatory on public transport in most of New Zealand as Covid-19 cases continue to drop. From midnight on Wednesday, they are required only in Auckland, the heart of a recent outbreak, and on planes. The rest of New Zealand lifted all pandemic restrictions on Monday. New Zealand was widely praised for its swift response to Covid-19 and everyday life largely went back to normal in June, but the virus reappeared … Read more

Chinese TV show accused of ‘erasing women’ in virus fight

A highly anticipated drama about Covid-19 has come under fierce criticism for downplaying the role of women during China’s epidemic fight. “Heroes in Harm’s Way” premiered on China’s flagship TV channel, CCTV-1, on 17 September. It aired during primetime, and promised to be the first TV drama “based on real life stories” about front-line workers in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, the site of the first coronavirus outbreak. The title of the show implied … Read more

Qantas is selling old drink trolleys from iconic Boeing 747 aircraft

Qantas is selling old drink trolleys from its iconic Boeing 747 aircraft – and they come fully stocked with wine and bar snacks Qantas is now selling its old drink trolleys stocked to the brim mini wine bottles  The vintage bar carts were removed from the airline’s iconic Boeing 747 aircraft  On Wednesday, the airline listed 1,000 bar carts for sale from $947.70 each Within hours of sale going live, all the drink trolleys were … Read more

How businesses are trying to reopen safely

How businesses are trying to reopen safely – CBS News Live Watch CBSN Live Many U.S. businesses are implementing extensive cleaning and disinfecting procedures in order to safely reopen during the pandemic. CBSN associate producer Ayanna Runcie shows us what this process looks like. View CBS News In

Trump declines to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses

President Trump on Wednesday declined to commit to a peaceful transfer of power should he lose the November 3 election to Democratic nominee Joe Biden. The comment comes days ahead of his announcement of a Supreme Court nominee Saturday. “Well, we’re going to have to see what happens,” Mr. Trump said, asked by a reporter in a White House news conference whether he would commit to a peaceful transfer of power. Noting that he’s been … Read more

Early data suggests low risk of potential coronavirus transmission in schools: Report

Despite colleges campuses throughout the country struggling with coronavirus outbreaks in recent weeks, new early data suggests that the situation may be less severe for younger students and their teachers, according to a report by the Washington Post. Researchers at Brown University released their first set of data Wednesday from the college’s new National COVID-19 School Response Data Dashboard, which has been created in partnership with school administrators across the nation to track coronavirus cases among students and teachers. … Read more

Coronavirus testing czar claims he’s ‘never been pressured’ by Trump to ‘change the guidance’

Assistant Secretary for Health Adm. Brett Giroir told “The Story” Wednesday that he has never felt pressured by the Trump administration to alter public guidance about coronavirus. “Have you ever been in a situation,” host Martha MacCallum asked, “where you felt that the White House was saying to your task force, ‘No, we don’t like that. It’s not going to go over well. It’s going to prevent some of the reopening that we need to see’? Have you … Read more

Texas Republican Gov. Abbott sued by GOP over early voting decision

The Texas Republican Party filed a lawsuit against the state governor Wednesday, after Gov. Greg Abbott added six days to the early voting period in light of the coronavirus pandemic. “The Texas Constitution is not a document of convenient consultation,” said the lawsuit filed by Texas Republican Party Chairman, Allen West, along with other party members. “It is a steadfast, uninterrupted charter of governmental structure.” The Texas GOP party is claiming that Abbott did not … Read more

HSE to provide extra 1,500 hospital beds as part of €600m winter plan

The HSE has pledged to provide an additional 1,500 hospital beds as part of its €600 million winter health plan against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic. Under the plan, to be published today, the HSE will also employ hundreds of extra staff and seek to ensure 1.5 million people receive the flu vaccine in the weeks ahead. Political sources said a key objective would be to cut waiting lists by more than a third … Read more

Lifeline for small businesses with US-style bankruptcy laws

Lifeline for struggling small businesses facing bankruptcy as JobKeeper is wound down – here’s what it means for you Small businesses on brink of collapse could be saved by new bankruptcy laws Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has unveiled biggest insolvency change in decades Draws on features of the ‘Chapter 11’ bankruptcy code used in the United States By Kelsey Wilkie and Stephen Johnson For Daily Mail Australia Published: 18:03 EDT, 23 September 2020 | Updated: 21:03 EDT, … Read more

Police reforms stall around the country, despite new wave of activism

Racial justice activists convulsed the country this summer with their protests against police brutality. But as the season shifts to fall, they don’t have much to show for it in terms of major policy change. The announcement Wednesday that Kentucky officials will not charge the police officers for shooting and killing Breonna Taylor, an unarmed Black woman, in her apartment in March just reinforced the feeling that as much as Black Lives Matter and police … Read more

China’s slow consumption recovery upset by wary low-income households

1 / 2 China’s slow consumption recovery upset by wary low-income households Woman wearing a face mask following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak walks past a residential compound in Beijing By Sophie Yu, Gabriel Crossley and Yawen Chen BEIJING (Reuters) – Months after China brought its coronavirus epidemic under control, its consumers are slowly opening their wallets again – but the hard days of lockdowns still weigh on many shellshocked lower-income households, who prefer to … Read more

Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan hosts first event on new permanent site

After sitting empty this summer, Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan‘s new permanent site is being used. Thirty people gathered around a campfire for Fireside Stories — a production put on by Meacham, Sask.’s, Dancing Sky Theatre. Read more: Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan unveils permanent theatre, inclusive community space Storytellers with different experiences share their own journeys and stories of their ancestors. Storyteller Lancelot Knight said he had to do extensive research and talk to elders before … Read more

Hotel owner makes coronavirus safety allegations against Metis Nation-Saskatchewan president

A former Metis Nation-Saskatchewan (MN-S) president is calling on the current leader to step down after being accused of not following safety protocols at a hotel.  The incident stems from the organizations council meetings that took place in Waskesiu last week. Read more: Métis Nation-Saskatchewan president tests positive for COVID-19 On Sept. 18, Glen McCallum was called by the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA), letting him know that he tested positive for COVID-19. On Sept. 22, … Read more

Woman waits 7 hours for COVID-19 test, calls it ‘unacceptable in a modern city like Toronto’

When East Toronto resident Chelsea Kennedy and her husband started exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 she suspected could be seasonal allergies, she decided it would be best to get tested just to be safe. “I have a runny nose and I have a bit of a sore throat and coughing … this happened to me at the same time last year … and my husband is feeling a little low energy,” she said. Kennedy went to … Read more

Alberta government to demolish Legislature Annex building after finding repairs would cost $29M

The Alberta government will demolish the Legislature Annex building over the next several years, after finding the costs to repair it would ring in at $29 million — which is more than half the building’s value. “We decided to decommission the building and move the people here to other government properties,” Alberta’s Infrastructure Minister Prasad Panda said Wednesday. Panda said that about 300 public servants currently work at the building, and while many of them … Read more

Saskatchewan resort providing staycation destination for locals during pandemic

The food, bar and hospitality industry has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic across the province. Business at the Champetre County Resort has been greatly slowed by the pandemic. The Champetre County Wild West Saloon/Howling Coyote Resort is normally a hotspot for tourists this time of year. It has been open since 1995 and is located roughly 45 minutes west of Saskatoon, just off Highway 5. Whether it be weddings, functions or vacations, the … Read more

Elections Saskatchewan recruiting up to 17K workers for pandemic vote

Returning officers in Saskatchewan are beginning to recruit what the province’s elections agency expects to be thousands more volunteer workers needed to work the polls during October’s pandemic vote. Chief Electoral Officer Michael Boda with Elections Saskatchewan said the number of polling locations have been dramatically increased to meet safety requirements for casting ballots during the COVID-19 health crisis. Read more: Election wish list: Economic recovery a top priority for Saskatchewan industries “Our standards are … Read more

Canada adds 1,085 new coronavirus cases as Trudeau warns of second wave

Canada added 1,085 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Wednesday, marking the fifth day in a row the country has seen a daily increase of more than 1,000. The new infections bring the country’s total case count to 147,612. Health authorities also said 10 more people have died after contracting the virus. Read more: Canada ‘on the brink’ of coronavirus surge, second wave underway in some regions: Trudeau Story continues below advertisement Since the … Read more

NY Times compares ‘quiet, eerie’ Joe Biden campaign events to empty NFL stadiums

The New York Times has likened Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden‘s appearances on the campaign trail to coronavirus-affected NFL games, describing them as “quiet, eerie and almost entirely fan-free.” “There is scant physical evidence that the former vice president and Democratic nominee is in town,” read a Times report published Tuesday and headlined, “When Joe Biden’s in Town, but It’s Hard to Tell”. CNN’S APRIL RYAN TO KAMALA HARRIS: IT GIVES ME ‘CHILLS’ THAT I COULD CALL YOU ‘MADAME … Read more

Top FDA vaccine adviser recuses herself over tie to Moderna: report

A top adviser has resigned from the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) vaccine advisory committee amid concerns about her ties to a pharmaceutical company conducting a trial for the highly anticipated treatment. Last year, Baylor University professor Hana El Sahly became chairwoman of the FDA’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee, which will make nonbinding recommendations to the government on vaccine approval. In July, she was chosen to co-lead Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine trial, which is competing … Read more

Rose McGowan says Alyssa Milano is ‘the leader of Karens’ after cops called near actress’ home

Rose McGowan is going after her former “Charmed” co-star, Alyssa Milano, after the political activist’s neighbor called police to the area of Milano’s residence on Sunday morning to report a possible gunman. “Who is the Leader of Karens? Alyssa Milano,” tweeted McGowan, 47, on Wednesday in response to a headline that reads in part, “Alyssa Milano calls 911.” The reference is to a White woman named Karen who called police on a Black birdwatcher in New York City’s Central … Read more

Trump won’t commit to peaceful transfer of power

US President Donald Trump has refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses November’s election. “Well, we’ll have to see what happens,” the president told a news conference at the White House. “You know that.” Mr Trump voiced concern about ballots, an apparent reference to postal voting, which he argues is susceptible to fraud even though he has voted in this way. More states are encouraging mail-in voting, citing the need … Read more

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The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Rishi Sunak is set to unveil a plan aimed at minimising further unemployment as stricter coronavirus restrictions come into force. The Chancellor’s multi-billion pound “winter plan” is expected to include VAT cuts, loans for hard hit businesses and wage subsidies. He will reveal details of the scheme as he addresses the Commons on Thursday after cancelling this year’s Budget. … Read more

Hundreds die from opioid overdoses in Alberta as COVID-19 pandemic hit

EDMONTON—Alberta Health says 449 people died from opioid overdoses in the province during the first six months of this year. The numbers, which were released Wednesday in the second-quarter Opioid Response Surveillance Report, show 301 of those deaths happened between April and June 2020. “Beginning in March 2020, the number of harms associated with opioid use began to increase significantly, reaching record levels not previously seen,” said the report. “This sharp rise was in conjunction … Read more

Nurses groups concerned over regulatory body’s plan to expand RPN duties

Two groups representing Ontario nurses are raising concerns about their regulatory body’s decision to expand the scope of practice for registered practical nurses in the province. The Registered Nurses Association of Ontario and the Ontario Nurses Association are now calling on the provincial government to delay the change until after the COVID-19 pandemic ends and the Health Professions Regulatory Advisory Council conducts consultations. “The College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) made a shocking and stunning … Read more

‘The hits just keep coming’: Congress stumbles from crisis to crisis

Ancient Egypt only had 10 plagues. The 116th Congress says, ‘Hold my staff.’ The House and Senate have spent the last two years staring down some of the most consequential political events of recent decades: the longest-ever government shutdown; a presidential impeachment; a deadly global pandemic; a deepening economic recession that has led to Depression-era levels of unemployment; a long-overdue national reckoning over race and police brutality; and growing tension with China and Iran and … Read more

Meghan Markle labels November vote ‘most important of our lifetime’

‘They’re no longer working members of the Royal Family’: Buckingham Palace’s stinging response as it washes hands in row over Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ‘telling Americans to vote out Trump’ Harry and Meghan urged citizens to register to vote in the November 3 election The Duchess of Sussex also spoke of the ‘most important election of our lifetime’ Prince Harry said he was ineligible to vote and had never been able to in the … Read more