COVID-19

Amadou, stuck at the gates of elite

Arrived from West Africa, Amadou has been offered a place at Sciences Po Paris, the training ground for France political and business elite. But his asylum application was rejected twice, and what should have been a triumphant arrival leaves him at an agonising crossroads. If his final asylum appeal fails, he will not be able …

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Coronavirus: 2 travel-related cases reported by Middlesex-London Health Unit – London

Two new cases of the novel coronavirus were reported by officials with the Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) on Monday, bringing the total case count in the region to 730. Three new recoveries were reported, bringing the recovery count to 655. There have been 57 deaths. The latest death was reported on June 12. There are …

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Walk for Muscular Dystrophy goes virtual to fight neuromuscular disorders: ‘It affects everything’

Muscular Dystrophy Canada is on a mission to help people with neuromuscular disorders live life on their own terms. To help raise funds to continue this mission, the organization had to do what many other non-profits across Canada had to amid the COVID-19 pandemic: go virtual. Read more: Jesse Davidson passed away 10 years ago, …

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COVID-19 Speeds the Race for 5G – E-International Relations

By sheltering in place and working from home during the COVID-19 lockdowns, consumers have stressed broadband networks to the breaking point. On the world stage, disparate reactions by China and the US to the demand for remote communication and entertainment mark a new inflection point in the contest for global 5G leadership. Yet the significance …

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Manitoba lifesaving society warns of potential increase in drownings amid pandemic – Winnipeg

A warning is being given to boaters and swimmers across the province by the Lifesaving Society of Manitoba. “With COVID-19, there’s been a huge change to what everybody is doing here in the province and across the country and that’s going to change trends for how people use water this year,” said Dr. Christopher Love, …

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A Protracted Crisis of Human Dignity

The last major street protest before the first lockdown measures were introduced in Hungary took place on 23 February (“Human rights”, says the board in the photo taken during the demonstration). It was a manifestation for justice and against discrimination, but above all it was about human dignity. In the following months, spent in the …

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‘Nothing is off the table’: B.C. premier on a four-day work week following pandemic

B.C. Premier John Horgan says the idea of a four-day work week in the province is something that could be possible in the years to come. “One of the advantages and opportunities we have coming out of a pandemic is nothing should be off the table,” Horgan said, speaking at his weekly media availability on …

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#COVID-19 fears give rise to new threats facing Europe

The new Franco-German initiative to mobilize €500 billion in funding for EU regions and industries isn’t just “a great step towards a fiscal union and a properly functioning currency union,” as Eurogroup head Mario Centeno put it; it is also one of the most coherent efforts to push back against unprecedented blows to European solidarity …

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Report says 70% of COVID-19 cases in Israel likely linked to US, not EU or China

According to a study published on Monday by Tel Aviv University (TAU), more than 70% of those in Israel who contracted the Coronavirus were infected by a strain that originated in the US. “Those who returned from the US created transmission chains,” Dr. Adi Stern of the School of Molecular Cell Biology and Biotechnology at …

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