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    American leadership has been “sorely missed” on the world stage, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told President Joe Biden during their first bilateral meeting Tuesday. Trudeau made the backhanded slight at former President Donald Trump during his virtual meeting with Biden at the White House. Trudeau thanked Biden for returning the U.S. to the Paris Climate Agreement (PCA) and said he looks forward to working with the new administration on a range of issues. Biden and Secretary of State Tony Blinken have centered the administration’s foreign policy on a message that “America is back,” after four years of what they call Trump’s isolationism. (RELATED: Biden Hosts First Bilateral Meeting As President With Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau — Here’s What To Expect) “Thank you again for stepping up in such a big way on tackling climate change,” Trudeau said in reference to the U.S. return to the PCA. “U.S. leadership...
    DENVER (CBS4)– Colorado Congresswoman Diana DeGette chaired a meeting on Tuesday about COVID vaccine distribution. The Democrat representing the 1st Congressional District in the state met with representatives from five pharmaceuticals making the current vaccines. (credit: CBS) Among the topics discussed is how information about the number of vaccines available is given to federal and state governments. The companies also shared how they have ramped up production in the U.S. by adding extra production capacity. That means tens of millions of more doses of the COVID vaccine by the middle of March. Rep. Diana DeGett (D) Colorado (credit: CBS) They were also asked if there was anything the government could do to help with raw materials. The companies answered no to that question, at least right now.
    DENVER (CBS4) – The Center for African American Health is among the community organizations that stepped up dramatically in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. “We really do our best to respond to community needs and requests,” said Deidre Johnson, Executive Director and CEO of the Center for African American Health. “We immediately took all of our programs virtual. We’ve actually been able to raise and distribute over $165,000 in emergency funds. We were helping people with food, rent, a lot of utility work, and prescriptions.” READ MORE: Multiple Cats, Kittens Rescued As Firefighters Rush To Burning Garage In Centennial (credit Elevation Creation) The Center also became a PPP staging ground and distribution point. It’s a community COVID testing site, distributed flu vaccine shots, and most recently became coronavirus vaccination site. Walmart partnered with the Center to bring 3,000 more vaccine appointments to the community the Center serves. “It’s getting...
    U.S. President Joe Biden meets virtually Tuesday with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, marking Biden’s first bilateral meeting with a foreign leader since taking office last month. The two leaders are set to discuss China, climate change and other issues, according to a Biden administration official who spoke to reporters anonymously, as they try to reset relations that soured during Donald Trump’s four years as U.S. president. The official told reporters that Biden is eager to discuss security threats presented by climate change, the coronavirus, as well as threats posed by China, Iran, North Korea and Russia. In a move that “disappointed” Trudeau, Biden recently blocked the $8 billion Keystone XL pipeline project to pump oil from Canada to the United States by signing a "Buy American" executive order aimed at spending more U.S. funding to bolster domestic manufacturers. White House spokesperson Jen Psaki said “no changes are anticipated” in...
    ANTHONY JOSHUA has hinted that an undisputed title fight with Tyson Fury is close to being announced after a ‘positive meeting’. The British heavyweight giants are ready to square off later this year and decide who is the king of the division. 4Anthony Joshua has hinted a deal to fight Tyson Fury is nearly completeCredit: Instagram @eddiehearn Another positive meeting with @258mgt. Theyve informed me things are shaping up nicely. They will be sharing the update with Eddie and youll be hearing from me soon ????????— Anthony Joshua (@anthonyjoshua) February 23, 2021 4SunSport understands Fury and AJ are set to clash in Saudi Arabia this JulyCredit: Rex Features SunSport understands a July fight in Saudi Arabia is the most likely option. And Joshua, 31, has given boxing fans a big boost by declaring he’s held ‘positive’ talks with his management team. AJ tweeted: “Another positive meeting with @258mgt. “They’ve informed...
    DUBAI (Reuters) - Delegations from Qatar and Egypt met in Kuwait on Tuesday for the first time since an agreement last month to end a rift, Qatar's foreign ministry said, in a further push to bury a Gulf Arab diplomatic feud with repercussions around the Middle East. Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt agreed in January at a summit in Saudi's al-Ula to restore diplomatic, trade and travel ties with Doha, which had been severed in 2017 over accusations that Qatar supported terrorism, a charge it denies. Qatar on Monday similarly met a delegation from the United Arab Emirates in Kuwait for their first bilateral talks. "The two sides welcomed measures each has taken since signing the al-Ula statement, as a step on the path of building confidence between the two fraternal countries," the statement said. Since the agreement, air and travel links have resumed between Qatar and the...
    President Joe Biden is holding his first bilateral meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday, with the two leaders convening virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic. During the virtual meeting, after which the two leaders are set to make statements, Mr. Biden and Trudeau will unveil a "U.S.-Canada Partnership Roadmap" detailing a commitment between the two nations to address areas of mutual concerns. Such shared goals include combating the COVID-19 pandemic, a sustained economic recovery, tackling the climate crisis, bolstering continental defense and strengthening global alliances.How to watch Biden and Trudeau meet and give statements What: President Joe Biden participates in a bilateral meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the two deliver statements Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2021  Time: Virtual bilateral meeting at 4 p.m. ET and statements at 5:45 p.m. ET Location: The White House Online stream: Live on...
    President Joe Biden will host his first bilateral meeting Tuesday with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, yet the event will look very different than most events with foreign heads of state. A senior White House official told reporters that the event will be fully virtual to comply with coronavirus social distancing guidelines.
    President Joe Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau are expected to hold their first virtual bilateral meeting on Tuesday. Miami World / telemundowashingtondc The two North American leaders are expected to discuss the response to the coronavirus pandemic, climate change, and economic ties between Canada and the United States. Vice President Kamala Harris will also join the meeting. Biden’s cabinet will also meet with Canadian ministers to discuss other bilateral and global issues.
    Do we give liberal protesters a pass? James Harris (Kristopher Skinner/Bay Area News Group) During the year prior to the global shutdown and pandemic, the Oakland School Board was repeatedly unable to meet publicly due to protests designed to disrupt and derail the democratic process. Not only did these acts disenfranchise Oakland citizens, at times the protests we experienced in 2019 were as surreal and unbelievable as the events that took place at the nation’s Capitol on Jan. 6. How can we say to Donald Trump and his Proud Boys that we are about discourse and dialogue, and that there is no place in our society for violence, when there are those people within our own ranks who have threatened our democracy? We cannot allow our beliefs to dictate when it’s OK to threaten a public official or take over an elected body, whether it’s a local school board meeting or...
    Reuters February 23, 2021 0 Comments U.S. President Joe Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will try on Tuesday to move past an early disagreement after Biden blocked the Canadian-backed Keystone XL pipeline and look to reset relations after the rocky years of Donald Trump. In his first bilateral meeting with a foreign leader since taking office last month, Biden is expected to discuss with Trudeau a host of issues including climate change and China, a senior U.S. administration official told reporters. Canada has often been a U.S. president’s first foreign stop, but the COVID-19 pandemic has turned the sit-down between the two leaders and some of their top deputies into a virtual affair. The event is likely to result in a shared document outlining cross-government collaboration on a wide range of issues, the senior U.S. administration official said. It was not clear the meeting would result in...
    IBIZA Weekender's Vidmante Bukelyte has been missing for five days after meeting a mysterious secret man as concerned pals appealed for help to find her. The reality TV star, 21, was last seen on Thursday night in the Kensington area of Liverpool. 4Vidmante Bukelyte has been missing for five days after meeting a mystery man, say palsCredit: Instagram/@vidmantytee Pals said her disappearance is "unusual" and urged anyone with information to contact the police. Her best friend Paul McCabe said she had stayed with a 'man with a van' and is thought to have left his house at 2am on Friday. Paul said: "It is very unusual behaviour and very out of character as she would never be off her phone as it's her life. "The phone hasn't been on since Thursday which is very concerning for the people who know her. 'WE ARE AT A LOSS' "We are at...
    IBIZA Weekender’s Vidmante Bukelyte has been missing for five days after meeting a mysterious secret man as concerned pals appealed for help to find her. The reality TV star, 21, was last seen on Thursday night in the Kensington area of Liverpool. Instagram/@vidmantytee 4 Vidmante Bukelyte has been missing for five days after meeting a mystery man, say pals Pals said her disappearance is “unusual” and urged anyone with information to contact the police. Her best friend Paul McCabe said she had stayed with a ‘man with a van’ and is thought to have left his house at 2am on Friday. Paul said: “It is very unusual behaviour and very out of character as she would never be off her phone as it’s her life. “The phone hasn’t been on since Thursday which is very concerning for the people who know her. ‘WE ARE AT A LOSS’ “We...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — You’ll soon be able to weigh in on putting new bike lanes in Shadyside and Squirrel Hill. READ MORE: Pet Healthcare On The Rise As Many Spend More Time At Home Amid Coronavirus Pandemic MoveForwardPgh will host tomorrow night’s meeting and will discuss how adding the lanes will create less stressful biking in those neighborhoods. READ MORE: Ohio Governor Mike DeWine: Up to 30% Of Fans Could Be Allowed In Crowds For Spring Pro Teams The virtual meeting will get underway at 6:00 p.m. MORE NEWS: Mother Accused Of Shooting And Killing Her Two Adult, Teen Children At Beaver County Home For more information, click here.
    By Trevor Hunnicutt and Steve Scherer WASHINGTON/OTTAWA (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will try on Tuesday to move past an early disagreement after Biden blocked the Canadian-backed Keystone XL pipeline and look to reset relations after the rocky years of Donald Trump. In his first bilateral meeting with a foreign leader since taking office last month, Biden is expected to discuss with Trudeau a host of issues including climate change and China, a senior U.S. administration official told reporters. Canada has often been a U.S. president's first foreign stop, but the COVID-19 pandemic has turned the sit-down between the two leaders and some of their top deputies into a virtual affair. The event is likely to result in a shared document outlining cross-government collaboration on a wide range of issues, the senior U.S. administration official said. It was not clear the meeting would...
    By AAMER MADHANI and ROB GILLIES, Associated Press The coronavirus pandemic is forcing President Joe Biden to alter another first for his administration: the typically formal White House meeting with a foreign counterpart. Biden will play host to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday for the first bilateral meeting of his presidency, but he will do it virtually. In pre-pandemic times, such a meeting would have been held with fanfare: Biden welcoming the Canadian prime minister with great pomp upon his arrival, an Oval Office talk between the two leaders, a joint news conference and perhaps a luncheon. But with both leaders stressing caution to their citizens, Biden and Trudeau are foregoing the typical protocol and holding their talks by video conference. U.S. presidents traditionally invite the Canadian prime minister for their first meeting with a world leader. White House officials said that they are still trying to offer...
    (CNN)When President Joe Biden welcomes his Canadian counterpart to the White House on Tuesday to "reinvigorate" a cross-border relationship strained under his predecessor, he will do so by addressing a large television monitor.In-person visits from foreign leaders are still off-limits as the novel coronavirus continues to rage. So Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will beam into the West Wing from Ottawa, his bearded visage positioned next to Biden on a large screen as each man does his best to replicate the traditional choreography of a White House bilateral meeting.There won't be a handshake. But there will be opening remarks and a photo-op of the men sitting next to each other. The meeting between the two leaders will later expand into a session with Cabinet members, including the secretaries of State, Defense, Homeland Security and Transportation, who will speak to their counterparts over video-conference. And to conclude, Trudeau's face will pop...
    The coronavirus pandemic is forcing President Joe Biden to alter another first for his administration: the typically formal White House meeting with a foreign counterpart. Biden will play host to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday for the first bilateral meeting of his presidency, but he will do it virtually. In pre-pandemic times, such a meeting would have been held with fanfare: Biden welcoming the Canadian prime minister with great pomp upon his arrival, an Oval Office talk between the two leaders, a joint news conference and perhaps a luncheon. But with both leaders stressing caution to their citizens, Biden and Trudeau are foregoing the typical protocol and holding their talks by video conference. U.S. presidents traditionally invite the Canadian prime minister for their first meeting with a world leader. White House officials said that they are still trying to offer a touch of stagecraft for the meeting. ...
    President BidenJoe BidenTikTok users spread conspiracy that Texas snow was manufactured by the government The problem with a one-size-fits-all federal minimum wage hike Throwing money at Central America will not curb illegal migration MORE on Tuesday plans to lay out an initiative to govern bilateral relations with Canada moving forward during his first bilateral meeting as president. Biden is set to meet with Prime Minister Justin TrudeauJustin Pierre James TrudeauCanada calls China's treatment of Uighurs 'genocide' over Trudeau's objections The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by The AIDS Institute - COVID-19 rescue bill a unity test for Dems Biden to meet virtually with Canada's Trudeau on Tuesday MORE via video due to the coronavirus pandemic. The two will meet virtually for 45 minutes, joined by their closest aides, before expanding the meeting to include Cabinet officials. "We’re trying to really recreate the substance and the depth and breadth of the bilateral relationship in...
    Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif met with multiple current Biden administration officials several years ago to “undermine” former President Trump’s dealings with the country, a report claims. One of the meetings between Zarif and Robert Malley, now the special envoy for Iran policy, took place in 2019 after Trump withdrew the US from the Obama-era Iran nuclear deal, The Washington Times reported Sunday. Former Secretary of State John Kerry also met with Zarif in the first few years of Trump’s presidency — which he had publicly acknowledged. And so did Obama-era Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, the report said. While exact details of what was discussed at the meetings was not clear, a former senior US official told the newspaper that Zarif’s goal was “to devise a political strategy to undermine the Trump administration.” The source added that Zarif was looking to regain support for the Iran nuclear deal —...
    Mayor Bill De Blasio admitted on Monday that New York City acted too briskly when it shuttered Trump-operated ice skating rinks — only to later change course. “I think the action was taken a little faster than it should have been because there was not an alternative in place,” de Blasio said on NY1. Hizzoner had announced last month that he was nixing the city’s contracts with the Trump Organization, alleging then-President Trump had incited the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. But City Hall on Sunday reversed the move, which would have seen Lasker and Wollman rinks in Central Park close six weeks ahead of their typical April closing dates. The mayor explained that while he wanted to freeze out Trump over the siege, he also didn’t mean to ruin anyone’s ice skating plans. “What happened here is two needs that both were important and weren’t balanced the way they could have...
    EFE videos Mexican businessmen see “opening and recovery” in meeting with Fernández Mexico, Feb 22 (EFE) .- Mexican businessmen highlighted the “recovery” of the Argentine economy and the “openness” of President Alberto Fernández after his meeting this Monday at a hotel in Mexico City, where the president had his first event in his official visit to the country. “We are not talking about the past, we are talking about the future. This is an economy that is opening up, we saw a recovery in Argentina, we have all ‘externalized’ it, in the last three months,” said Armando Torrado, director for South America of the conglomerate after the meeting. Mexican restaurant Alsea. In the private meeting, without access to the media, they were representatives of various companies and branches of the Mexican industry, such as Alfa, Kaluz, Coppel, Mabe, Rotoplas, Arca Continental, Ternium, Bimbo, Coca-Cola Femsa, Cinépolis and América Móvil ....
    EFE videos Mexican businessmen see “opening and recovery” in meeting with Fernández Mexico, Feb 22 (EFE) .- Mexican businessmen highlighted the “recovery” of the Argentine economy and the “openness” of President Alberto Fernández after his meeting this Monday at a hotel in Mexico City, where the president had his first event in his official visit to the country. “We are not talking about the past, we are talking about the future. This is an economy that is opening up, we saw a recovery in Argentina, we have all ‘externalized’ it, in the last three months,” said Armando Torrado, director for South America of the conglomerate after the meeting. Mexican restaurant Alsea. In the private meeting, without access to the media, they were representatives of various companies and branches of the Mexican industry, such as Alfa, Kaluz, Coppel, Mabe, Rotoplas, Arca Continental, Ternium, Bimbo, Coca-Cola Femsa, Cinépolis and América Móvil ....
    EFE videos Mexican businessmen see “opening and recovery” in meeting with Fernández Mexico, Feb 22 (EFE) .- Mexican businessmen highlighted the “recovery” of the Argentine economy and the “openness” of President Alberto Fernández after his meeting this Monday at a hotel in Mexico City, where the president had his first event in his official visit to the country. “We are not talking about the past, we are talking about the future. This is an economy that is opening up, we saw a recovery in Argentina, we have all ‘externalized’ it, in the last three months,” said Armando Torrado, director for South America of the conglomerate after the meeting. Mexican restaurant Alsea. In the private meeting, without access to the media, they were representatives of various companies and branches of the Mexican industry, such as Alfa, Kaluz, Coppel, Mabe, Rotoplas, Arca Continental, Ternium, Bimbo, Coca-Cola Femsa, Cinépolis and América Móvil ....
    By Rodolfo León 0 COMMENTS 02/22/2021 4:42 pm It is well known that Marvel and Disney They are already working on a second reboot for The Fantastic Four. Now that the rights of this group of superheroes are back home, all kinds of rumors have started to emerge regarding their production. One of the most recent has to do with the alleged participation of Jennifer Lawrence In the role of Sue Storm / Invisible Woman, but they turned out to be false. Justin Kroll, journalist for Deadline, assured that this film is still in very, very early stages of its production. In fact, the people of Marvel he’s still looking for writers for the project, which means they’re not even looking for actors yet. “I’ll just say this, Marvel is just meeting with the writers for Fantastic Four, there is no script yet and filming is a long...
    WASHINGTON COUNTY, Pa. (KDKA) — Counties across our region have faced challenges amid the coronavirus pandemic having to rely on the Pennsylvania Department of Health for information and resources. When issues come up on the ground, from testing to the vaccine rollout, there is limited local control. On Tuesday afternoon, county commissioners from seven counties will gather virtually to discuss a regional health department. READ MORE: Pennsylvania GOP Sets Meeting To Discuss Censuring Sen. Pat Toomey Over Impeachment Vote It’s an idea that surfaced about a year ago, but Washington County is taking charge to get the ball rolling. The officials invited to the table include commissioners from Washington, Beaver, Butler, Lawrence, Greene, Fayette and Westmoreland counties. (Photo Credit: KDKA) This meeting will be the first formal gathering to discuss what responsibilities a potential regional health department takes on. Beaver County Commissioner Dan Camp told KDKA during the pandemic, these...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican Party committee members in Pennsylvania expect to meet Wednesday night to decide whether to censure U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey amid a GOP backlash over his vote to convict Donald Trump during the former president’s second impeachment trial, members said. The state party chairman, Lawrence Tabas, emailed committee members Monday to schedule the meeting. He emailed them on Feb. 13, moments after the Senate vote, telling them to expect a meeting. READ MORE: Sen. Pat Toomey, Who Once Unified Republicans, Now On The Outs Over Former President Trump A censure vote is a symbolic gesture that may have no real effect on Toomey since he isn’t seeking reelection next year. Toomey was one of seven Republicans who voted to convict Trump of “incitement of insurrection.” Ultimately, Trump was acquitted of the charge because the 57-43 vote fell short of the two-thirds majority needed for conviction. READ...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican Party committee members in Pennsylvania expect to meet Wednesday night to decide whether to censure U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey amid a GOP backlash over his vote to convict Donald Trump during the former president’s second impeachment trial, members said. The state party chairman, Lawrence Tabas, emailed committee members Monday to schedule the meeting. He emailed them on Feb. 13, moments after the Senate vote, telling them to expect a meeting. A censure vote is a symbolic gesture that may have no real effect on Toomey since he isn’t seeking reelection next year. Toomey was one of seven Republicans who voted to convict Trump of “incitement of insurrection." Ultimately, Trump was acquitted of the charge because the 57-43 vote fell short of the two-thirds majority needed for conviction. Some county parties have already moved to censure Toomey, and a resolution to censure Toomey came up for...
    Torn, the Twenty-Seven agree on sanctions in the Navalny affair. They should spare the real supporters of the Kremlin. But the symbol is there: Moscow suffers the infamy of releasing a new instrument of the EU. Pwet or nasty salvo? The verdict is imminent. The head of diplomacy of the European Union will submit in the coming hours to the Twenty-Seven a proposal for sanctions against Russian officials. The list of names is already “in the pipeline,” said Josep Borrell on Monday evening. The decision should be taken by written procedure in “a week, no more”, he added. The High Representative of the EU was speaking at the end of a long meeting in Brussels of European Foreign Ministers, who marked their “political agreement” to the adoption of targeted sanctions. The meeting was largely devoted to the deterioration of the relationship with Russia. These...
    Getty CJ McCollum shoots a jumper during a game against the Chicago Bulls. Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum has played a major part in Portland’s basketball resurgence for the greater majority of his now 7-year career. Drafted 10th overall in the 2013 NBA Draft, McCollum started off slow his first two years in the NBA, averaging just around 6 points per game but has quickly become one of the NBA’s brightest stars. Recently, McCollum had an interview with Carlos Watson on The Carlos Watson Show to discuss life as an NBA superstar, the journey it took to get there, and a variety of other topics including his first-time meeting Chicago Bulls’ legend Michael Jordan.CJ McCollum Details Meeting the GOAT“I go up to him to introduce myself. I’m like, “Hey, I’m CJ.” He’s like, ‘I know who you are,'” McCollum said on the Carlos Watson Show How Basketball Superstar...
    More than six months after the outbreak of protests in Belarus, Belarusian leader Aleksandr Lukashenko and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin stressed the close cooperation between the two countries. “Not a day goes by without our colleagues talking to each other and solving problems,” Putin said during a meeting in the Russian city of Sochi. After the meeting, which lasted about an hour, the two heads of state met on skis. On the sidelines of the meeting, Vladimir Putin announced, among other things, new deliveries to Belarus of the Russian vaccine against Covid, Sputnik V. “We must combine our efforts, also with our European colleagues”, he declared. Alexander Lukashenko, in turn, said his country wanted to develop its own vaccine by the fall. The last time the two leaders met was in September. This meeting had also taken place in Sochi. At the time, Putin had promised his neighbor...
    These sanctions should target police and judicial officials. LEU foreign ministers on Monday decided to adopt new targeted sanctions against those responsible for the treatment of Russian opponent Alexei Navalny, several diplomats told .. A “political agreement” for new targeted sanctions was reached during a meeting of the ministers of the Twenty-Seven, and the head of European diplomacy Josep Borrell was asked to propose a list of names of Russian officials to sanction, said diplomats. No oligarch should be affected, they say. No oligarchs targeted The agreement was reached after a long discussion between the ministers, but no names will be mentioned after the meeting. “These will be targeted, proportionate and legally based sanctions,” said one of the diplomats. The sanctions should target “those responsible for the police and judiciary responsible for the unacceptable treatment of Alexei Navalny,” Austrian foreign minister Alexander Schallenberg said on arrival at...
    EU diplomatic sources say the EU foreign minister has agreed to new sanctions against Russia following the imprisonment of regime critic Alexei Navalny. EU Foreign Minister Joseph Borel has proposed extended sanctions against Russia following his recent visit to Russia. Photo: Yves Herman / AP / NTB 22. feb. 2021 14:08 Last updated The decision was made during a meeting of foreign ministers in Brussels on Monday, sources said. Foreign Minister Joseph Porrell announced after a recent visit to Russia that he would introduce new sanctions. Ministers were expected to support this, despite differing views on EU sanctions. Poland and the Baltic states are one of the driving forces. With the agreement of the ministerial meeting, the EU can undertake the task of selecting tools and finding out who is subject to sanctions. This would mean closing accounts and travel restrictions for persons incarcerated in the Navy. Tried to...
    DUBAI (Reuters) - Delegations from the United Arab Emirates and Qatar met in Kuwait on Monday for the first time since an agreement last month to end a rift of more than three years, the UAE state news agency WAM said. Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt agreed in January at a summit in Saudi's al-Ula to restore diplomatic, trade and travel ties with Doha, which had been severed in 2017 over accusations that Qatar supported terrorism, a charge it denies. "The two sides discussed joint mechanisms and procedures for implementing the al-Ula statement. They emphasised the importance of preserving Gulf kinship and developing joint Gulf action in the interest of GCC countries and their citizens, and of achieving stability and prosperity in the region," WAM said. They thanked Saudi and Kuwait for their roles in ending the rift. Since the agreement, air and travel links have resumed between...
    A “political agreement” for new targeted sanctions was reached during a meeting of the ministers of the Twenty-Seven, and the head of European diplomacy Josep Borrell was instructed to propose a list of names of Russian officials to sanction, said diplomats. No oligarch should be affected, they say. The agreement was reached after a long discussion between the ministers, but no names will be mentioned after the meeting. “These will be targeted, proportionate and legally based sanctions,” said one of the diplomats. The sanctions should target “those responsible for the police and judicial apparatus responsible for the unacceptable treatment of Alexei Navalny,” Austrian foreign minister Alexander Schallenberg said on arrival at the meeting. “It is hardly possible to sanction the oligarchs. We can only act against officials, and that only if we have proof,” for his part stressed the head of Luxembourg diplomacy Jean Asselborn. “If it comes down...
    The Argentine Agroindustrial Council (CAA) held a new meeting with national authorities to extend the reduction in export duties to regional economies. As explained by spokespersons from that space to BAE BusinessWe are working on a series of adjustments that will not have a significant fiscal cost and will not affect internal consumption, as they are agro-industrial products that are not part of the basic basket. These points are central, in the context of a National government that seeks to rebuild the currency level and generate agreements to curb the price of food. On the last day of 2020, a decree was published, which eliminated the export duties of various items linked to regional economies, which were taxed at 5%. Some of the production chains that benefited include activities such as alfalfa, Fresh fruits Y dried, confectionery sunflower, vegetables, Y olive tree. Although the agribusiness recognized this effort by the...
    Reuters February 22, 2021 0 Comments Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu convened cabinet rivals on Monday for their first discussion of Israeli strategy against the Iranian nuclear programme since U.S. President Joe Biden took office pledging to pursue diplomacy with Tehran. Netanyahu’s meeting with Defence Minister Benny Gantz and Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi followed his first phone call with the U.S. leader last week, and came a month before Israel holds another election triggered by coalition infighting. Israeli officials said the conservative Netanyahu, bracing for discord with Biden’s Democratic administration on Iran, wanted to present a united front with the centrist Gantz and Ashkenazi. “This is a matter that is supremely important, certainly more than politicking,” an Israeli official said. “We have to ensure everyone is on board and not tempted to speak out of turn in hope of getting more votes.” Under Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers,...
    Statesboro Blue Mile / Source: statesboroga.gov The City of Statesboro will be holding a public input meeting this Thursday, February 25, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. in the City Hall council chambers. The topic of the meeting is the Blue Mile streetscape and drainage improvements, along the South Main Street(State Route 73/US 301) corridor from Tillman Road to the intersection of Fair Road(State Route 67). Feedback from the community is encouraged. City of Statesboro staff and project design professionals from EMC Engineering will be present at the meeting to address questions and concerns of citizens and property owners. Printed copies of the project plans and renderings will also be available to attendees. The City of Statesboro and Blue Mile Foundation have been working together since 2014 toward the implementation of a “streetscape” along the Blue Mile. Design work began in...
    The improvement in indicators and the almost general decline in infections has led some communities to relax their restrictions. After what Madrid, Extremadura or Cantabria decide to relax some of the prohibitions set, Castilla la Mancha announced this Saturday that capacity will be expanded in hospitality establishments and supermarkets and that cinemas, theaters and auditoriums will open. Galicia and Andalusia They also foresee relief if the data continues to decline. Catalonia instead, it extended the restrictions until the end of this month. However, the cumulative incidence cases is still a long way from allowing the pandemic to be considered controlled in the country –294.7 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, according to the latest Health balance – hence the health authorities or the WHO itself have requested caution and urge to continue maintaining measures to avoid ravages of a rapid de-escalation. Placeholder mam module Latest covid news in Spain: restrictions, capacity,...
    CELEBS Go Dating's Kimberly Hart-Simpson has confirmed her relationship with new boyfriend Shane Finlayson. The pair met on the E4 show and are now Instagram official after the actress shared a picture of them together on her feed. 6Kimberly Hart-Simpson has confirmed her relationship with Shane FinlaysonCredit: Instagram/kimberly_h_s Captioning a loved up snap of herself with Shane, Kimberly wrote: "Hey Insta. Meet the fella." Kimberly, 34, looked stunning in the picture, wearing a flowing red dress as they sat on a set of stairs. Resting her arm on Shane's knee, her new man - dressed in a slick blue suit - looked down lovingly at his official girlfriend. Kimberly's celebrity pals rushed to congratulate her when they heard the news. 6Kimberly looked stunning in a flowing red dress as she made the announcementCredit: Instagram/kimberly_h_s 6The pair met on E4's Celebs Go DatingCredit: E4 6The actress recently starred in ITV's Coronation...
    PRESENTATION OF THE CHALLANS PRIZE On Monday February 22, 2021, the Tiercé Quarté Quinté + will be competing at the Paris Vincennes racecourse. The Prix de Challans, the first competition of the first meeting of the day, will pit four-year-old trotting elements at around 1:50 p.m. 38,000 euros will be distributed during this race bearing the “C” label. On the classic course of 2700 meters of the large Parisian track, they will be only thirteen to occur. Despite everything, the test remains open and even with a reduced number of participants, we have the feeling that the reports in order can sing. Now let’s hope to make the right choices … OUR FAVORITES HUGO SPEED (6) is a foal born in purple and who has all the qualities necessary to move up the ranks in the future. With all four feet bare for the first time, he will set...
    (CNN)The president and three members of a school board in Northern California have resigned after they were heard making disparaging comments about parents in the school district during a virtual board meeting last Wednesday. Members of the Oakley Union Elementary School District (OUESD) Board of Trustees apparently believed they were speaking privately in the moments before the meeting started, CNN affiliate KPIX reported, when in fact, community members had already logged on to watch. In a recording of the meeting posted anonymously to YouTube, the superintendent and boardmembers are heard discussing the agenda for the meeting before then-board member Kim Beede says, "Are we alone?" Beede then goes on to tell other board members, apparently in reference to a social media post from a parent, "B*tch, if you're gonna call me out, I'm gonna f**k you up. Sorry! That's just me." CDCs Covid-19 school guidance leaves some reassured, others...
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    Reuters February 21, 2021 0 Comments Former U.S. President Donald Trump will seek to return to the political spotlight in an address to a major meeting of conservatives, a source familiar with his plans said on Saturday, as the Republican plots his post-White House moves. Trump plans to speak to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, Florida, on Feb. 28, the last day of their meeting, the source told Reuters on condition of anonymity. “He’ll be talking about the future of the Republican Party and the conservative movement. Also look for the 45th President to take on President (Joe) Biden’s disastrous amnesty and border policies,” the source said. Trump’s tumultuous four years in the White House ended shortly after he was impeached on a charge of inciting his supporters’ deadly Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, where lawmakers were gathering to certify Biden’s victory in the...
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    California parents reacted on Saturday to the Oakley school board resigning after mocking the people who push to reopen classrooms after a long closure during the coronavirus pandemic. "One of my biggest concerns is we see this being dragged out longer and longer to where I have the concern of by the time my kids are ready to go in next year, is school going to be back to normal?" resident of Oakley, California Thomas Will, told "Fox & Friends," alongside Claudine Zambrana, another concerned parent in the city. Will said that the prolonging of the school closure is a "fear a lot of parents have." He also said that the school board has not been "listening" to the needs of parents. "I think we all need to take this step back and realize how shocking it is that there's been no real progress forward to get back to in-person learning because we...
    After almost a year of virtual meetings, it seems some people can't quite figure it out. Carl Court/Getty Images In a virtual meeting, board members mocked parents who wanted to know when the school would reopen. The members said parents wanted their "babysitters" back and implied they wanted to do drugs. The members did not realize the meeting was public, and all resigned after complaints from parents. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. An entire school board in Northern California resigned after being heard swearing and mocking parents during a virtual meeting that they thought was private. The meeting, which took place on Wednesday, was among the Oakley Union Elementary School District board of trustees. Clips of the meeting were shared on Twitter by local NBC reporter Bigad Shaban. "They want to pick on us because they want their babysitters back," Lisa Brizendine, the board's president, can...
    The entire board of trustees for a Northern California school district resigned after they made inappropriate remarks about parents during a Zoom call that was unknowingly being broadcast to the public.  Oakley Union Elementary School District Superintendent Greg Hetrick in a letter to the district’s families Friday announced the board members’ resignations following their Wednesday meeting, a portion of which was recorded and posted on YouTube.  The board for the Oakley Union school district, serving about 5,000 students just east of San Francisco, in a Zoom call initially thought the meeting was not yet open to the public, according to ABC News.  In the call, part of which was posted to Twitter by NBC News Bay Area reporter Bigad Shabad, trustee Kim Beede could be heard saying, “Are we alone?” before adding, “B---- if you're going to call me out, I'm going to f--- you up." 1) When officials...
    California parents reacted on Saturday to the Oakley school board resigning after mocking the people who push to reopen classrooms after a long closure during the coronavirus pandemic. "One of my biggest concerns is we see this being dragged out longer and longer to where I have the concern of by the time my kids are ready to go in next year, is school going to be back to normal?" resident of Oakley, California Thomas Will, told "Fox & Friends," alongside Claudine Zambrana, another concerned parent in the city. Will said that the prolonging of the school closure is a "fear a lot of parents have." He also said that the school board has not been "listening" to the needs of parents. "I think we all need to take this step back and realize how shocking it is that there's been no real progress forward to get back to in-person learning because we...
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    An entire San Francisco Bay Area school board resigned this week for making disparaging comments about parents during a virtual meeting the officials didn’t realize was being broadcast to the public. Four members of the Oakley Union Elementary School District Board of Trustees had stepped down by Friday, following an outcry from parents who obtained thousands of signatures on a petition calling for their resignations. It comes amid heightened tensions across the state regarding reopening schools. In a letter to parents, Oakley Union District Supt. Greg Hetrick said that Contra Costa County education board members would be serving as interim board members for the district until official ones were selected. “As a district, we will continue to proceed with the work that we are engaged in to bring our students back to school,” Hetrick said. The trouble began on Wednesday, during the regular meeting of the Board of...
    President Biden will hold a virtual meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday. Biden is expected to discuss climate change, strengthening the partnership between the United States and Canada, the two nations' economic ties, and combating the COVID-19 pandemic. The president and his Cabinet are expected to meet virtually with Canada's ministers on a number of global issues, according to the White House. TRUDEAU CALLS FOR BIDEN TO BRING A 'REENGAGED' US BACK TO WORLD STAGE Trudeau was the first foreign leader Biden contacted when he took office. The prime minister has expressed enthusiasm over working with Biden, but the U.S.-Canada relationship gained some tension after Biden made the choice to block the Keystone XL pipeline project, citing environmental concerns. Trudeau has long been an advocate for the project, and the president acknowledged the prime minister's "disappointment." Biden has had phone calls with several world leaders, but White...
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    Video credit: YouTube Members of a California school board resigned en masse after they were caught mocking parents during a public video meeting about re-opening schools shuttered during the pandemic. All four members, including president Lisa Brizendine of the Oakley Elementary School District board, resigned Friday, according to a Fox News report. The board members were caught on video complaining about parents who wanted teachers to return to their classrooms. Brizendine appeared to mock parents who “want their babysitters back” during the Wednesday meeting which trustees thought was private. “The comments made were not in alignment with our vision and are definitely not what any of us stand for as leaders. I know that we lost trust with the community. I will not make excuses for what happened or why it happened,” said Schools Superintendent Greg Hetrick in a statement. The Oakley School Board virtual meeting was accidentally open to...
    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Department of Transportation is going to hold a public meeting to discuss transportation improvements to Route 1A in the town of Hampton. The department says the initial study area will extend 3.5 miles from the Hampton Harbor Bridge to Route 27, with specific project types and locations to be determined during the early stages of the project. The meeting for public officials and citizens is scheduled for March 2 at 6 p.m. via Zoom. Presentation materials and the link to the registration page will be located on the department's website: https://www.nh.gov/dot/projects/hampton40797/index.htm. Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: New Hampshire, Associated Press
    OAKLEY, Calif. (AP) — All members of a San Francisco Bay Area school board resigned days after they were heard making disparaging comments about parents at a virtual board meeting they didn't realize was being broadcast to the public. The four members of Oakley Union Elementary School District Board had stepped down by Friday amid growing outrage that began with the board’s Wednesday meeting. Before the meeting officially began and unaware the public could see and hear them, they used profanity and made jokes about parents just wanting a babysitter or to smoke pot in their home. The incident garnered national attention and widespread condemnation. The district’s superintendent, Greg Hetrick, announced the resignation in a letter Friday and said that Contra Costa County education board members will replace them in an interim capacity, the Mercury News reported. “We deeply regret the earlier comments that were made in the meeting of...
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    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden on Tuesday will hold his first bilateral meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, which will highlight the strong and deep partnership between the two neighbors, the White House said on Saturday. "The meeting will be an opportunity for the two leaders to review joint efforts in areas of mutual interest such as the COVID-19 response, climate change, and the economic ties that bind our countries, as well as the deep people-to-people bonds we share," White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said in a statement. While Biden has had at-times lengthy calls with several foreign leaders, the meeting with Trudeau will also extend to lower-level meetings between Cabinet ministers. The event will be virtual. Biden and his Cabinet will also meet virtually with Canada's ministers on a range of bilateral and global issues, Psaki added. (Reporting by Lucia Mutikani in Washington; Editing by...
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    HOMERVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia woman is asking local officials to do more to crack down on aggressive pets after a neighbor’s dog attacked her numerous times. Sonja Snyder of Homerville told WALB-TV she has been attacked by her neighbor’s pit bull 10 times in the past year. She has scars from bite marks on her arms. Hospital records and police reports document some of the cases. And she says she's accumulated $30,000 in medical bills. “I shouldn’t have to be running for my life from this dog," Snyder said. “I don’t go outside my home.” One sheriff’s report says Snyder's neighbor has been cited, but she said the dog remains a threat. Clinch County Sheriff Stephen Tinsley said the county has no animal control agency of its own, and must pay to contract with an agency outside the county to deal with aggressive or otherwise dangerous animals. The...
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    A member of the Proud Boys warned the Sacramento GOP that he was “coming” for them as the party voted to expel him. The Sacramento County Republican Party expelled Jeffrey Perrine from the party’s central committee on Wednesday during a Zoom meeting, according to The Sacramento Bee. Video of the meeting, which Perrine recorded and shared on YouTube, shows Perrine making the comment as Micah Grant, treasurer of the party, was explaining why his past actions were inappropriate. “I’m coming for you, bro. I’m coming for you, I’m coming for you, I’m coming,” Perrine said. As another member of the committee seconded the motion, Perrine appears to make a gesture at the screen, and mutters “F---ing minorities.” Perrine told the newspaper that he was angry at the time, and that his comments were not meant to be threatening. “I personally don’t feel it’s a racist statement,” Perrine...
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    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A pilot program in Oakland to dispatch counselors and paramedics to mental health crises, instead of armed law enforcement officers, that was scheduled to start in January is having trouble getting off the ground. The Oakland City Council in June voted to set aside $1.85 million to fund the program amid protests against police brutality that followed the killing of George Floyd. But eight months later, the Mobile Assistance Community Responders of Oakland program is in disarray after two community-based organizations that were vying for the contract bowed out this week, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Friday. Earlier this month, a battle flared up over which nonprofit would receive taxpayer funds to handle duties that have long fallen on sworn police officers. The city’s Department of Violence Prevention spent months picking a contractor. A panel of city staff and community members with expertise in behavioral health...
    BORIS Johnson is set to unveil his roadmap to recovery on Monday. The PM has promised to be guided by "data, not dates" when he announces the route out of lockdown. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates...   6Boris Johnson is set to unveil his roadmap to recovery on MondayCredit: Crown Copyright 6 The Sun has revealed that the measures he will is set to announce will include two households being able to meet up outside from Easter. The PM's eagerly anticipated announcement comes as Wales is set to relax restrictions from tomorrow by allowing four people to exercise outside - up from the current limit of two. First Minister Mark Drakeford will next week look to allow weddings again in small numbers, with case numbers lower in Wales. Here's what we know so far about next week's announcement on the UK government's five-month...
    U.S. President Joe Biden announced Friday a $4 billion pledge to a global campaign to bolster the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines to poor countries.   At his first meeting as president with world leaders at the Munich Security Conference, Biden announced financial support for COVAX, a coalition tasked with distributing vaccines to low- and middle-income countries.  “Even as we fight to get out of the teeth of this pandemic, a resurgence of Ebola in Africa is a stark reminder that we must simultaneously work to finally finance health security, strengthen global health systems, and create early warning systems to prevent, detect and respond to future biological threats because they will keep coming,” Biden said at the virtual meeting.    President Joe Biden participates in a virtual event with the Munich Security Conference in the East Room of the White House, Feb. 19, 2021.Biden pledged $2 billion that will fund...
    A California school board member has resigned after she appeared to make comments during a public video meeting mocking parents calling to reopen schools. Oakley Union Elementary School District Superintendent Greg Hetrick confirmed former trustee board President Lisa Brizendine's resignation to Fox News.  CALIFORNIA MOM REACTS TO 'HEARTBREAKING' MOCKERY OF PARENTS BY SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS ON HOT MIC Hetrick issued an apology on Thursday for board members' "truly inappropriate comments" made during a virtual meeting on Wednesday after a group published a video of the meeting that appeared to show board members complaining about parents who want teachers to return to classrooms. "The comments made were not in alignment with our vision and are definitely not what any of us stand for as leaders. I know that we lost trust with the community. I will not make excuses for what happened or why it happened," Hetrick told Fox News in a statement. KEEPING SCHOOLS CLOSED...
    The president of a California public school’s board has resigned following a petition launched by parents rebuking “disrespectful” comments about parents that some board members made during a meeting, numerous sources reported. Lisa Brizendine, the president of the Oakley Union Elementary School board, resigned and apologized for her “callous and uncalled for” remarks during a meeting that board members thought was private, but was actually available to the public, KTVU reported Friday. UPDATE: President of Oakley school board resigns, apologizes for ‘callous remarks’ https://t.co/M17PAcfIyy — KTVU (@KTVU) February 19, 2021 “I am raising a 10-year-old with special needs and having him home during this pandemic, while also holding down two jobs to support my family has been a huge stress,” Brizendine said in a statement to KTVU. “I suffer with many of the same things that parents are going through from mental health issues to regression.” “My remark was...
    Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting with members of the government in Moscow, Russia, on February 5, 2020.Aleksey Nikolskyi | Sputnik | Kremlin | Reuters WASHINGTON — The White House said Friday that there are no plans to invite Russia to rejoin the G-7 group of nations, a call that was frequently made by former President Donald Trump. Any invitation for Russia to join the G-7 would be made in partnership with all of the group's members, White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters Friday. The group is currently meeting virtually, with President Joe Biden making the first international appearance of his presidency. The group once known as the G-8 included the U.S., Canada, the U.K., France, Italy, Germany, Japan and Russia — but it was cut down to the G-7 in 2014 following Russia's illegal annexation of Crimea. The annexation of Crimea from Ukraine sparked international...
    The question is on the agenda of a meeting of European foreign ministers on Monday in Brussels. “The atmosphere has changed” since the Kremlin signaled its decision to radically turn its back on the EU as long as the issue of fundamental rights was on the table. LBelgium should support Monday the principle of adopting new sanctions against the Russian authorities, we learned Friday from a diplomatic source. The question is on the agenda of a meeting of European foreign ministers on Monday in Brussels, who are also called upon to conduct a “strategic reflection” on the relationship between the EU and its big neighbor. The debate on sanctions comes against the backdrop of the “Navalny affair” and, even more, of the will assumed by the Kremlin “to take the path of authoritarianism and to reduce the space for political freedom”, indicates a high...
    LONDON - Group of Seven leaders, who control a little under half of the world's economy, on Friday sought to look beyond the COVID-19 pandemic toward rebuilding their battered economies with free trade and to countering China's "non-market oriented" policies.   U.S. President Joe Biden and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi debuted at the G-7 virtual leaders' meeting, which was chaired by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.   The leaders called for stronger defenses against a future pandemic, including exploring a global health treaty, but the focus was on a green recovery — on the same day that the United States rejoined the Paris climate agreement.   "Jobs and growth is what we're going to need after this pandemic," Johnson told the opening of the meeting.   An official communique said the G-7 would champion open economies, "data free flow with trust" and work on "a modernized, freer and...
    President Joe Biden made a forceful denunciation of China and Russia on Friday  when he slammed the Kremlin for its attempts to undermine democracy and criticized Beijing for its 'economic abuses.' In his debut on the world stage as president, Biden made it clear that Donald Trump's 'America First' policy is over and that the United States will be a forceful global presence in the years ahead.  Speaking to the annual Munich Security Conference, Biden looked back to remarks he made to the group two years ago, as a private citizen. 'I said at that time: We will be back. And I'm a man of my word. America's back. I speak today as President of the United States, at the very start of my administration, and I'm sending a clear message to the world: America is back,' the president said. President Joe Biden made a forceful denunciation of China and Russia...
    ISLAMABAD (AP) — With talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban stalled and the new administration in Washington mulling its options, Russia is stepping up efforts to try and find a way forward in the peace process. Moscow’s emissaries have been making the rounds, visiting regional players and meeting officials and senior Taliban figures — even as a NATO ministerial conference this week concluded that there is no easy solution on how to end Afghanistan’s protracted war. Zamir Kabulov, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s special envoy for Afghanistan, was in Pakistan on Friday for talks with officials. Islamabad has been a key player with significant influence over the Taliban. Under a February 2020 deal that the Trump administration signed with the Taliban, Washington committed to a May 1 withdrawal of all foreign troops from Afghanistan — which, after 20 years, has become America’s longest conflict. President Joe Biden...
    The seven most powerful countries in the world will meet in the coming days to address the coronavirus crisis that is causing so much trouble globally. Boris Johnson, will chair the meeting of the G-7 that will take place on Friday afternoon, virtually, between the leaders of United States, France, United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, Italy and Japan. One of the topics that will be discussed at the meeting will be the distribution of vaccines and how this complicated process is being carried out. This meeting will be held virtually and on the other hand it will be the first in which I participate The president of United States, Joe Biden, where he will also announce great news. Joe Biden will debut with a major announcement. The American president has decided allocate 4,000 million dollars to distribute vaccines in the poorest countries in the next two years. Biden...
    Issued by Laurent Collin | On 2/19/2021 at 3:32 pm | Updated on 02/19/2021 at 5:24 pm Dear readers, we are pleased to announce our new federation, which will undoubtedly delight people. From Monday 22nd February, you will have a forecast every morning Celine Baz, Middle and lucky to have lived in London for almost ten years. Former expert in the world of banking and insurance, Celine Baz realized two years ago that she had no place in the traditional business world. If she had always known that she had this clear gift, some signs would have encouraged her to leave the financial world to reveal her spiritual arrival. So she draws cards for us every morning and tells us what to expect. We hope for positive days, our efforts will be fruitful, our talents will be recognized, our relationships with loved ones will be in good...
    Reuters February 19, 2021 0 Comments Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said that all Group of Seven leaders expressed their support for Japan’s plan to hold the Tokyo Olympics this summer. Suga made the comment to reporters after a virtual G7 meeting held on Friday. Suga told the summit meeting that he was resolved to hold the Games, originally scheduled for 2020 but was postponed for a year due to the coronavirus pandemic, as testimony that human beings will have overcome the virus, a government official said. (Reporting by Kiyoshi Takenaka; Editing by Alison Williams)
    When it comes to financial wellness, end-of-life planning is a critical component of an airtight plan. And in today’s complex environment, it’s never been more important to consider the future of your finances. When you’re no longer able to manage them, how do you want your finances supervised and distributed? It’s a difficult question, but an important one to consider. Generational meetings are a beneficial tool for ensuring your wishes are adhered to in the event of your passing. In a generational meeting, your financial adviser will sit down with you and one or two generations of your family members to discuss your assets and desires. These meetings help you and your loved ones prepare for the unexpected and smoothly handle financial transactions well into the future. Here are three key reasons to consider setting up a generational meeting: 1. Ensures there’s a plan in place when the...
    Lisa Brizendine, president of the Oakley Union Elementary School District Board, resigned on Thursday, one day after she and fellow trustees were caught making disparaging remarks about parents just before a meeting when they thought their mics were turned off. Board members were preparing for the meeting and discussing some social media posts and letters when Brizendine chimed in to share her thought about the growing criticism they’ve faced over closed schools, suggesting parents wanted schools reopened so they get their babysitters back. “They forget that there’s real people behind those letters they are writing,” she said. “We are real community members, we have kids or have known kids who have gone to those schools, so we have a vested interest in this process and they don’t know what goes on behind the scene and it’s unfortunate they want to pick on us because they want their babysitters back.” When...
    President Joe Biden privately told governors and mayors last week that the $15-an-hour minimum wage proposition in his $1.9 trillion COVID-19 would likely die.  On Thursday night, Politico reported new details about the meeting, which took place in the Oval Office last Friday, and included state and city leaders from both parties includng New York's Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Maryland's GOP Gov. Larry Hogan.  'I really want this in there but it just doesn't look like we can do it because of reconciliation,' Biden told the group. 'I'm not going to give up. But right now, we have to prepare for this not making it.'  Last Friday, President Joe Biden held a meeting with a bipartisan group of governors and mayors. Politico reported Thursday night that Biden told them that they needed to prepare for the $15-an-hour minimum wage hike not to make it into the final COVID-19...
    OAKLEY (CBS SF) — School trustees in Oakley found out that a “hot mic” can get public officials in hot water during open video meetings. During a live public meeting Wednesday night, members of the Oakley Union Elementary School District Board of Trustees were caught on video making disparaging comments about parents during a discussion about public comments made during board meetings. An online petition seeking the resignations of the trustees was soon posted on social media sites. Superintendent Greg Hetrick was describing a proposal to limit public meeting comments to three-minute audio clips made in advance when trustee Richie Masadas noted, “It’s easy to hide behind a screen.” Apparently unaware that the public video feed was still live, trustee Kim Beede said “Are we alone? If you’re going to call me out. I’m going to f— you up.” Following her comments, board president Lisa Brizendine added, “People forget there’s...
    ORANGEVALE (CBS13) — There’s a tight-knit community in Orangevale. Everyone keeps a close eye on who joins their community and some aren’t welcome. CBS13 discovered three sex offenders living at the same house on Drywood Way. Not everyone knew about their neighbors and finding the information wasn’t easy. When we initially ran the address on Megan’s Law, a message popped up showing no sex offenders listed at that address. “I don’t want these people living across from me,” said a neighbor named Ginny. “You don’t have a choice. They have a legal right to live there,” said another neighbor, Sherri Harlow. What we discovered caused quite a bit of conversation at the Woodmore Oaks online neighborhood watch meeting Thursday night.  But it wasn’t just the Orangevale address that didn’t check out. RELATED: ‘No, I’m Pissed’: Sex Offender With Cannibal Interests Is Moving In, Some Neighbors Angry They Weren’t Notified CBS13 discovered...
    Former President Donald Trump reportedly turned down a meeting request by his former ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley in the wake of her controversial negative comments about him. Haley, who served in the Trump administration for roughly two years, reached out to the former president on Wednesday asking for a sit-down meeting at his Mar-a-Lago home and was turned down, according to Politico. The snub comes the same week Haley offered harsh criticism of the president in a scathing interview over his perceived connection to the Capitol Hill siege on Jan. 6, and the two reportedly haven’t spoken since that event. NIKKI HALEY BREAKS WITH TRUMP IN SCATHING INTERVIEW AND PREDICTS HE WON’T RUN AGAIN: ‘HE LET US DOWN’ “We need to acknowledge he let us down,” Haley said in the interview. “He went down a path he shouldn’t have. And we shouldn’t have followed him. And we...