No, don’t try and ‘rescue’ that distressed seal pup, says Oceanwise

Conservationists are reminding British Columbians not to try and rescue young animals they find in the wild who appear to be in distress. It comes after a man tried to “rescue” a harbour seal pup he spotted in Port McNeill on the weekend of July 11. The pup, dubbed Zenon Samuel, is now in the […]

Coronavirus updates: Dozens of fraternity members test positive for COVID-19, officials say

A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 673,000 people worldwide. Over 17.3 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed […]

Biden questions whether coronavirus vaccine will be ‘real,’ despite experts’ assurances

Joe Biden is preemptively doubting whether a coronavirus vaccine will be “real,” and has cast doubt on whether the vaccine would be distributed with “any degree of equity and realization” — seemingly contradicting public health experts even as the White House touts vaccine progress. The Trump campaign has called out Biden’s remarks as “irresponsible,” pointing to […]

Donald Trump Meets with Family of Murdered Fort Hood Soldier Vanessa Guillen

President Donald Trump on Thursday met with the family of Army Spc. Vanessa Guillen, who was murdered in April. Guillen’s mother spoke to Trump tearfully in Spanish about her daughter, begging him to do whatever it took to get to the bottom of her daughter’s death. President Trump said the story “hit me very hard” […]

Herman Cain dies from coronavirus after being hospitalised following Trump’s Tulsa rally

Herman Cain, a business executive and former Republican presidential candidate, has died after contracting the novel coronavirus. He was 74-years-old. The prominent conservative businessman was hospitalized weeks after he attended President Donald Trump’s rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he served as a surrogate for the Black Voices for Trump committee. Cain endured an extensive case […]

Lloyds bank loses £676m as it warns on the cost of Covid-19 | Business

Lloyds Banking Group plunged to a second-quarter loss after putting aside £2.4bn for bad debts, forcing the bank to acknowledge that supporting customers through the Covid-19 crisis would come at a cost. Britain’s biggest high street lender reported a loss of £676m for the three months to June, down from a £1.3bn profit during the […]

US Officials Confirmed Hurricane Hanna Didn’t Toppled Over Border Wall

Over the weekend as Hurricane Hanna blasted through South Texas, video of border fence toppling over was widely shared and attributed to the storm’s winds, but US authorities said it wasn’t the case. The US Army Corps of Engineers said the video was from June when high winds caused parts of the border wall to […]

US sees deadliest day of summer in coronavirus outbreak – live | US news

3.49pm BST15:49 The White House press reports President Trump has boarded Air Force One for a visit to Midland, Texas, where he will visit the Double Eagle Energy Oil Rig and attend a fundraiser. President Donald Trump boards Air Force One for a trip to Midland, Texas to visit Double Eagle Energy Oil Rig. An […]

Solar Energy Expands in Brazil Despite the Pandemic — Global Issues

A total of 9,144 solar panels were installed on the rooftops in this complex for a thousand poor families, on the outskirts of Juazeiro in the Northeast Brazilian state of Bahia. The system had a distributed generation of up to 2.1 MW, leaving a surplus whose profits were used for the community and its members. […]

Bank of Canada faces shortage of $50 bills due to pandemic hoarding

TORONTO — The Bank of Canada is facing a shortage of $50 bills due to the COVID-19 pandemic and signs point to Canadians hoarding cash as a primary reason. In a statement, the Bank of Canada said the shortage will not impact the consumer’s ability to withdraw cash, but rather it may require banks to […]