Ontario woman and young son ‘crammed like sardines’ for hours at airport now infected with COVID-19 | CTV News

TORONTO — A fully vaccinated Ontario woman says she and her son were “crammed like sardines” inside the Toronto airport after returning from a trip and have now become infected with COVID-19. Maya Castle travelled to Fort Myers, Fla., earlier this month with her seven-year-old son so she could visit her parents, but says they … Read more

Denmark To Scrap All Covid-19 Restrictions

Denmark will on September 10th stop classifying Covid-19 as an “illness which is a critical threat to society”, meaning all remaining special pandemic restrictions will expire, The Local reported. In a press release issued on Friday morning, the country’s health minister Magnus Heunicke said that the high level of vaccination in Denmark, particularly among the vulnerable, had radically altered … Read more

Ho Ching: Free masks cannot be sent to letterboxes as they are too small – Mothership.SG – News from Singapore, Asia and around the world

Today (Aug. 26) marks the first day of the Temasek Foundation Stay Prepared initiative, a month long national distribution of free face masks that will run until Sep. 26. Earlier today at 11:50am, the chief executive officer of Temasek Holdings, Ho Ching, took to Facebook to apologise for not being able to deliver the masks … Read more

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott bans COVID-19 vaccine mandates | The Texas Tribune

Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday announced an executive order banning COVID-19 vaccine mandates regardless of a vaccine’s approval status with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. He also said he was adding the issue to … Read more

Washington public school requires student-athletes to wear ankle monitors to ensure social distancing, track COVID-19 outbreaks

Eatonville High School in Eatonville, Washington, is reportedly requiring its student-athletes to wear ankle monitors as a condition of participating in team sports, the Post Millennial reported. What are the details? One unnamed mother told the Post Millennial that her daughter had only just arrived at volleyball team practice when she received a text message … Read more

Events industry demands Micheal Martin reopen sector as All Ireland Final footage depicts crowds of thousands on streets – Buzz.ie

Music and live events professionals have today demanded Taoiseach Micheál Martin reopen their sector fully by 1 September. Their calls come in the wake of yesterday’s All Ireland Hurling Final at Croke Park, which saw 40,000 GAA fans watch Limerick take the Liam MacCarthy Cup against Cork. In a nutshell In the statement, the Event … Read more

Team USA paintball player kicked off team for ‘fat-shaming’ teen COVID-19 patient: Kid doesn’t need a vaccine — he needs a ‘f***ing treadmill’

Team USA Paintball kicked off player Jessica Maiolo after she mocked a teen who had been hospitalized for COVID-19, quipping that the child needed a “f***ing treadmill,” not a COVID-19 vaccine. What are the details? According to a Tuesday report from NBC News, Maiolo posted a 15-second TikTok video of herself in front of a … Read more

‘Deleted’: Trump Spokesperson Says Fox News Edited Interview to Remove Election Fraud Claims

Former President Donald Trump’s chief spokesperson said Sunday that Fox News edited a new interview with Trump to remove unverified claims about election fraud in the 2020 presidential election. Liz Harrington, a former Republican National Committee spokesperson who was appointed as Trump’s personal spokesperson in June, accused Fox News of censorship after Trump appeared on … Read more

Amazon accused of evading tax by shifting up to £8.2bn to Luxembourg

Amazon reported up to £8.2bn of its UK sales in Luxembourg in 2019, to avoid paying the higher rates in the UK, a new analysis by trade union Unite has found. The report, seen by The Independent, claims that Amazon declared £13.7 billion of UK sales in its US accounts in 2019, but reported just … Read more

Global temperatures to rise by more than 1.5°C by 2030 under business-as-usual scenario: IPCC report – Mothership.SG – News from Singapore, Asia and around the world

As a result of human influence, the earth will warm by more than 2°C within this century, and the world will see more extreme weather events like drought and flooding, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s latest report suggests. The report’s findings were released on Aug. 9, and is the first instalment out of three … Read more