Former US president Jimmy Carter hospitalized for urinary tract infection | US news

Former US president Jimmy Carter was admitted to a south Georgia hospital over the weekend for treatment of a urinary tract infection, a spokeswoman said Monday. Deanna Congileo, a spokeswoman for The Carter Center, said in a statement that the 95-year-old former president was admitted to Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Americus over the weekend. […]

Under Pressure. Can COP25 Deliver? — Global Issues

Climate change effects, such as extreme weather events, drive up environmental remediation costs. Credit: Jorge Luis Baños/IPS Opinion by Farhana Haque Rahman (rome) Monday, December 02, 2019 Inter Press Service ROME, Dec 02 (IPS) – Mass public pressure backed by the weight of scientific reports is starting to bring governments to their senses as the […]

Watch: B.C. teen with Down syndrome scores buzzer-beating three-pointer

TORONTO — A video of a buzzer-beating three-pointer sunk by a B.C. teen with Down syndrome has gone viral online. In the clip from Port Moody posted online, a teammate on the Heritage Woods Secondary basketball team Kodiaks pass the ball to Reid Demelo in the final seconds of a game against Kitsilano Secondary. Demelo, […]

Dwyane Wade dismisses criticism of son’s appearance as ‘stupidity’

Dwyane Wade responded to social media users who criticized the appearance of his 12-year-old son, Zion Malachi Airamis, in a recent family photo. The retired NBA star dismissed what he described as “post-Thanksgiving hate” in a tweet over the weekend. “Stupidity,” Wade wrote, is a part of “this world we live in — so I […]

Laval tables $921 million budget, increases taxes by 1.4 per cent

Mayor Marc Demers notes Laval has earned a AA credit rating — “the best a municipality can obtain.” Phil Carpenter / Montreal Gazette The city of Laval has tabled a $921-million budget for 2020 that includes a 1.4-per-cent tax increase for homeowners and a three-year, $1.1-billion capital works program. In a communiqué Monday, Laval Mayor […]

Whale found dead with a 220-pound ‘huge ball’ of garbage in its stomach

A sperm whale that died after being stranded on a Scottish island was found to have 220 pounds of trash in its stomach. The whale was nearly 46 feet long and weighed around 26 tons – 52,000 pounds – according to Scottish Marine Animal Strandings Scheme (SMASS), a Scottish organization that investigates stranded marine animals. It washed up on the […]

Political tension in Mauritania amid return of former leader | Mauritania News

Fears are mounting in the West African nation of Mauritania that hard-earned democratic gains might be reversed. They follow a sudden dispute between two former army generals – President Mohamed Ould Ghazouani and his predecessor Mohamed Ould Abdul Aziz. Al Jazeera’s Mohammed Vall reports from the capital, Nouakchott. Source link

Political row over Usman Khan prison release deepens – Channel 4 News

1 Dec 2019 The political row over why Usman Khan was free to launch his deadly knife attack on Friday intensified today. The political row over why Usman Khan was free to launch his deadly knife attack on Friday intensified today. Claiming a law brought in under Labour made his release inevitable, the Prime Minister […]

London Bridge attack: Witness details horror behind closed doors | UK | News

Mr Williamson described how staff showed an enormous amount of bravery during the first moments of the terror attack. A vigil was held on Monday to pay tribute to the victims of the London Bridge terror attack and to honour the emergency services and members of the public who responded to the incident. Former University of Cambridge […]