Thursday, February 29
Canada: Ottawa declares state of emergency over COVID-19 protests
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Canada: Ottawa declares state of emergency over COVID-19 protests

The mayor of Canada's capital declared a state of emergency on Sunday as protesters opposing COVID-19 restrictions continued to paralyze downtown Ottawa.Thousands of protesters descended on Ottawa again over the weekend, joining the hundred who had remained since last weekend.Ottawa residents are furious at the incessant honking, traffic disruption and harassment, and fear there is no end in sight after the police chief called it a "siege" he couldn't control. .Many Canadians have been outraged by the boorish behavior of the protesters. Some protesters set off fireworks on the grounds of the National War Memorial on Friday night. Several carried signs and swastika flags last weekend and compared vaccine mandates to fascism.Protesters have said they will not leave until all COVID-19 ma...
Rural health in Zamora, a vital issue: the towns demand decent care
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Rural health in Zamora, a vital issue: the towns demand decent care

“In the towns there are getting worse medical service and from above they do not put solution to an issue as important as this, but we will take all of this into account when we go to vote on Sunday, there is no problem”. That's how forceful a moralino - a native of Morales de Toro - was when asked about the health in the rural environment and, more specifically, for the entire situation for the next castile and leon elections, February 13th. Elections that, as stated by another of the residents in the Zamorano municipality, "they matter little", since it assures that "the towns They don't matter, so whatever they do we will be harmed”. "We are losing services that are basic and this is getting worse and wors...
Shawn Mendes reveals his ripped abs while taking a stroll on his Hawaiian vacation
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Shawn Mendes reveals his ripped abs while taking a stroll on his Hawaiian vacation

He was forced to upcoming UK and European tours late last month.But Shawn Mendes seems to have put his disappointment aside by enjoying the stunning natural beauty of Hawaii.The 23-year-old singer–songwriter was spotted showing off his ripped physique on a shirtless stroll around an island with friends on Saturday. Looking good: Shawn Mendes, 23, highlighted his incredibly fit figure while taking a stroll in Hawaii on Saturday. The singer displayed his washboard abs and ripped bicepsShawn looked as if he had been staying in tip-top physical condition based on his washboard abs and toned biceps. His shirtless look highlighted guitar and butterfly tattoos on his arms, and he wore a simple set of baggy gray sweatpants. The In My Blood singer also had on a pair of brown flip flops...
Tanxugueiras boosts the boom of the tambourines
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Tanxugueiras boosts the boom of the tambourines

Earthquake Tanxugueiras continues with his peculiar Richter scale marking more than three million views in seven days on YouTube to his historic live performance of “Terra” in the final of the Benidorm Fest. In the previous week, said video and the clip of "Averno" with Rayden have been in the top 5 and 6 of musical trends in said social network. To gauge the shock, three points of comparison: the trailer for "Fame" by Rosalía and The Weeknd adds 2.1 million views in two months; and the most dance appearance to the tune of Nathy Peluso's SNAP in the video “Love, always” by the firm from Vigo Bimba y Lola accumulates 1.4 million views in two months. ...
The early universe was seven times hotter than today’s
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The early universe was seven times hotter than today’s

The early universe was seven times hotter than it is today, astrophysicists have found: They used a cloud of water vapor projected from a distant galaxy to observe the state of the Universe in its early stages. New door for the study of dark energy. An international team of astronomers has been able to observe the state of the Universe very shortly after the Big Bang and confirm that it cooled very quickly, opening up new perspectives for the study of elusive dark energy. Thanks to Noema, the most powerful millimeter radio telescope in the northern hemisphere, installed in the French A...
Scared, hungry and cold: child workers in Kabul – picture essay |  global development
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Scared, hungry and cold: child workers in Kabul – picture essay | global development

TOmid the roadside restaurants and bustling crowds in one of Kabul's busiest markets, a 10-year-old girl is trying to sell plastic bags to shoppers squeezing past her. “If I don't work, we will go hungry,” Shaista says. Shops in the Afghan capital are stacked with food, but her family cannot afford any of it.Each morning, Shaista buys a few shopping bags for 5 afghani (4p) each, then goes to the market to sell them for double that. As the UN predicts that 97% of Afghans could be living below the poverty line by June, the number of child laborers and beggars has tripled in Kabul, aid workers say. Many are fighting just to survive.Every day, my mother buys bread with the money I makeShaista, 10Shaista is shivering in her thin plastic shoes. Temperatures have dropped below zero. The ...
Climate change has already shifted the Earth’s spin axis
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Climate change has already shifted the Earth’s spin axis

Climate change not only alters the global temperature, but it is also capable of causing transformations on the planet that were unimaginable until now. The very axis around which the Earth rotates is moving. The melting of glaciers and other frozen masses due to global warming is the cause from a pole shift that occurred in the 1990s, scientists have now detected. Contrary to what one might assume, the locations of the North and South Poles are not static, unchanging places on our planet. The axis around which the Earth rotates, or more specifically the surface from which that invisible line emerges, is always moving due to processes that scientists are still studying. In any case, the way water is distri...
Trump’s inflammatory speech in Texas may have deepened his legal troubles, experts say |  donald trump
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Trump’s inflammatory speech in Texas may have deepened his legal troubles, experts say | donald trump

Donald Trump's inflammatory call at a Texas rally for his supporters to stage mass protests against "radical, vicious, racist prosecutors" could constitute obstruction of justice or other crimes and backfire legally on Trump, former federal prosecutors say.Trump's spike attack was seen as a criticism of separate federal and state investigations into his efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election and his real estate empire.Trump's tirade that his supporters should launch the "biggest protests" in history in three cities if prosecutors "do something wrong or illegal" by charging him criminally for his efforts to overturn Joe Biden's victory, or for corporate tax fraud, it occurred at a rally on January 30. in Texas where he repeated falsehoods that the election was rigged.Legal...
A new start after 60: ‘I’m one of the world’s worst athletes – but I learned to skate in my 70s’ |  life and style
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A new start after 60: ‘I’m one of the world’s worst athletes – but I learned to skate in my 70s’ | life and style

The first time Richard Epstein went to his local ice-skating rink in Santa Fe, New Mexico, he was handed a free pair of skates. They had been left behind by a dissatisfied customer. “I do things out of my comfort zone, and good things happen,” he observes.This wisdom was borne out last December, when Epstein, now 78, skated in his first exhibition. His wife of him filmed his routine of him, which he performed with his coach of him, Teri Moellenberg, then his eldest daughter posted it on Twitter, along with a note that Epstein has stage four prostate cancer. Nearly 3 million people viewed it. Epstein is somewhat baffled by the response, describing himself as "just an old guy going around in circles."My father is 77 years old and has stage 4 prostate cancer. He has learned how to ic...
Wild celebrations in Dakar as Senegal beat Egypt to claim first Africa Cup of Nations title
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Wild celebrations in Dakar as Senegal beat Egypt to claim first Africa Cup of Nations title

There were scenes of wild celebrations on the streets of Dakar after Sadio Mané finally delivered a first African Cup for Senegal, and Liverpool teammate Mohamed Salah could do nothing about it but stand and watch.Mané drilled the decisive penalty in a shootout into the bottom left corner to beat Salah and Egypt in Sunday's final in Cameroon and make up for missing a penalty early in the game.Senegal won the shootout 4-2 after it ended 0-0 after extra time. Salah, who was supposed to be his team's final penalty taker, didn't get a say in the shootout after two of his teammates missed.Senegal had lost two finals previously, including against Algeria at the last African Cup of Nations in Egypt in 2019, when Mané was left inconsolable.This time Mané provided the winning moment. He raced ...