Day: 17 November 2021

Community Italian News Updates World News

Comites, un flop annunciato. “Pochi iscritti a votare, colpa del governo italiano”

STOCCARDA – Si avvicinano le elezioni dei Comites, i Comitati degli Italiani all’Estero, ed emerge che sono in realtà pochi coloro che si sono iscritti per votare il prossimo 3 dicembre: per poter esercitare questo diritto era infatti necessario iscriversi entro il 3 novembre scorso e l’hanno fatto soltanto in 177.835 su un totale di 4.975.299 di iscritti all’Aire, l’Anagrafe degli Italiani Residenti all’Estero.  (more…)

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Brawl at Victoria Park Collegiate Institute: 15-year-old dead, two injured

TORONTO – A high school student died after being stabbed during a brawl that broke out at his school: two other students from the Victoria Park Collegiate Institute, located near Parkwoods Village Drive and Victoria Park Avenue in North York, were injured. The perpetrator of the attack, 19, was arrested on charges of second-degree murder: Ahmed Rafin.  (more…)

Covid-19 Updates English News Updates

Status update of Covid-19 cases worldwide

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Here we provide a daily update of the data available for select countries and jurisdictions as of November 17, 2021, at 4:00 pm EST.

On Wednesday, health officials in Russia logged 36,626 new infections, pushing the total number of confirmed positive cases passed 9.1 million. Of the cumulative total number of cases, 85.8% are considered recovered. In the last 24-hours, authorities have reported 1,247 Covid-related deaths for a total of 259,084 fatalities attributable to Covid-19.

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Trudeau in Washington. O’Toole: iron fist against dissent

TORONTO – Justin Trudeau and Erin O’Toole are still uphill, just days before the reopening of the federal parliament. The prime minister is engaged tomorrow in the summit of the Leaders of North America – or summit of the Three Amigos, as it has now entered the common jargon – in Washington with US President Joe Biden and with his Mexican counterpart Andrés Manuel López Obrador, while the conservative leader has to deal with the internal rebellion that aims to change the leadership of the Conservative Party.  (more…)

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Covid: 12 dead in Ontario, one was under 20 years old

TORONTO – Covid-19, twelve deaths in the last twenty-four hours: among the deads, even a very young person, under the age of 20, in the Windsor-Essex area (this is the only detail provided by the Ministry of Health of the Ontario). “We extend our deepest condolences to their family,” said Ministry spokeswoman Alexandra Hilkene. “Out of respect for the family and their privacy at this difficult time, we will not share further details of the case at this time.” The analysis of today’s data relating to the pandemic in Ontario opens with this tragic news. (more…)

Education Matters English Featured Ontario

Catholics are integral to the preservation of Catholic education

The “debate” on educational issues at the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) is becoming as “toxic” and predictable as that at the TCDSB. Anti-Catholicism “woke” progressives seem determined to have their way, even if the Law says they cannot.

They spend a lot of money commissioning legal opinions – at Board expense – so they can have their way. It does not always work out. The “urgency” of letting a non-Catholic student trustee serve on the Board is a case in point.

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জলবায়ু পরিবর্তনে বাংলাদেশি স্থপতি মেরিনার সাফল্য

যুক্তরাজ্যের গ্লাসগোয় জাতিসংঘের জলবায়ু সম্মেলন কপ২৬ সমঝোতায় শেষ হতেই গত ১৬ নভেম্বর অতি গুরুত্বে গার্ডিয়ান পত্রিকায় ‘এ ৩০০ পাউন্ড মনসুন-বাস্টিং হোম: দ্য বাংলাদেশি আর্কিটেক্ট ফাইটিং এক্সট্রিম ওয়েদার’ শিরোনামে স্থান করে নিয়েছে দক্ষিণ এশিয়া থেকে প্রথম ২০২১ সালের সন্মানপূর্ণ সোয়েন মেডাল প্রাপ্ত বাংলাদেশি স্থপতি মেরিনা তাবাস্সুম উদ্ভাবিত জলবায়ু পরিবর্তনের শিকার মানুষের জন্য স্থানান্তরযোগ্য ক্ষুদে বাড়ী প্রকল্প।  (more…)

Arts & Culture Culture English News Updates World News

Bangladeshi architect Marina’s success in Climate Change

As the UN Climate Change Conference COP26 just ended in a compromised deal in Glasgow in the United Kingdom, Bangladeshi architect Marina Tabassum, who won the 2021 prestigious Soane medal among the first architect from the global south for her design of Khudi Bari, a modular mobile house for the climate victims, appeared as ‘A £300 monsoon-busting home: the Bangladeshi architect fighting extreme weather’ in the Guardian newspaper on November 16.

In her words, Marina says, “As architects we have a responsibility to these people. The construction industry contributes half of all global emissions, but the people being affected by sea-level rise in the coastal areas have zero carbon footprint.”

Founding Marina Tabassum Architects in 2005, she embarked on a project called Bait ur Rouf mosque in northern Dhaka that gave her international prominence 11 years later for winning the Aga Khan award. Currently they are working in the Cox’s Bazar, home to 1.2 million Rohingya Muslims fled from ethnic persecution in neighboring Myanmar. Tabassum and her team have been designing food distribution outlets and women’s centres – for both the camp and its host community – aiming to create a more dignified experience than the usual tents for receiving handouts.

In the pic (from Sir John Soane’s Museum’s Twitter profile – @SoaneMuseum), Marina Tabassum
Canada Italian News Updates Politics

È rivolta aperta contro Erin O’Toole, il leader traballa

TORONTO – La leadership di Erin O’Toole nel Partito Conservatore traballa sempre di più. Se nelle ultime settimane i segnali di malcontento all’interno del partito, i malumori della base e l’insoddisfazione di una parte della classe dirigente tory erano emersi in modo sporadico e disarticolato, ora invece siamo davanti a una aperta ribellione lanciata da chi vuole la testa del leader… Read More in Corriere Canadese >>> 

Canada Covid-19 Updates Italian News Updates Ontario

Boom di ricoveri in Ontario: più di 300 negli ospedali

TORONTO – Nuovo calo dei contagi in Ontario che ieri ha registrato 481 infezioni di Covid-19 (e 1 decesso) contro le 552 di lunedì, 666 domenica, 661 sabato e 598 venerdì. Dopo l’impennata del weekend, dunque, i casi tornano a calare anche se l’attenzioen resta alta, soprattutto sul fronte dei ricoveri che stanno aumentando in maniera preoccupante. Ma andiamo con ordine… Read More in Corriere Canadese >>> 


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