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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 June 16, 2021 at 4:45pm EST.

On Wednesday, health officials in Bangladesh logged nearly 4,000 new infections, figures not seen in roughly eight weeks. In the last 24-hours, coronavirus cases increased by 3,956. Of the cumulative 837,247 confirmed positive cases, 92.4% are considered recovered. In the last day, Covid-related deaths increased by 60 bringing the total fatalities to 13,282.

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Canada English Featured News Updates

Departing Nunavat MP Mumilaaq says ‘I don’t belong here’

Toronto, June 16: Mumilaaq Qaqqaq, the New Democrat MP for Nunavut, used the opportunity to blast Canada as a country built on the oppression of Indigenous People and whose history is “stained with blood” as delivered her official farewell speech to the Parliament (watch it here). She said, “People like me don’t belong here in the federal institution. The reality is that this institution and the country have been created off the backs, trauma and displacement of Indigenous People.” (more…)

Covid-19 Updates English Health & Medicine Ontario

Ontario sets new vaccination record, but the chaos persists for the second vaccine doses

TORONTO – Ontario sets a new vaccination record; more than 202,000, according to covid19tracker.ca, but at the same time, the problems that emerged on the second vaccination for the residents of the hotspots were not solved. In general, the mass vaccination campaign proceeds in stages dispatched according to the roadmap presented by the provincial government. (more…)

English Health & Medicine News Updates

The 50-year-old Pandemic

On June 10, 2021, BBC reported that a new discovery reduces the rate of Dengue infections by 77%.  The World Mosquito Programme performed an experiment whereby mosquitoes were infected with the Wolbachia bacteria that outcompeted the Dengue virus (DENV).  These Wolbachia-laced mosquitoes and their eggs were re-released into Yogyakarta city in Indonesia.  The World Mosquito Program proudly reported that this trial results in an 86% reduction in Dengue hospitalizations.  And in a world that has health care systems non the verge of collapse from the COVID-19 pandemic, reducing the overall burden on hospitals makes a big difference. (more…)

Canada English Featured Health & Medicine News Updates

Federal Government launches Ask the Experts campaign to encourage Covid-19 vaccination

At a time when more than 70% of people 12 years of age and older in Canada have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and provinces and territories are speeding up the eligibility process for second doses, the federal government is now seeking to sensitize the most hesitant population to the importance of vaccination. (more…)

Education Matters English Featured Opinion Politics

Hating Catholics and Italians – Lecce’s Formula for Political Advancement

Article by The Hon. Joe Volpe — Video: CMNNG Staff

TORONTO – “Che vergogna!” How disgusting; how embarrassing; how disrespectful; how shameful – take your pick of the translation. That was the response of one writer on our editorial board when we looked at the TCDSB Assistive Technology Website, Connections and Conversations Team’s agenda for Tuesday’s meeting. (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 June 15, 2021 at 4:45pm EST.

For the second time in one week, health officials in Russia logged more than 14,000 new daily infections, figures not seen in roughly four months. In the last 24-hours, coronavirus cases increased by 14,185. Of the cumulative 5.2 million confirmed positive cases, nearly 92% are considered recovered. In the last day, Covid-related deaths increased by 379 bringing the total fatalities to 127,180.

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English History Ontario Politics

Ford allocates $10 million to survey the grounds of 18 Indian residential schools in Ontario

The Kamloops Residential School

The Ontario government will spend $10 million to examine the soil of eighteen residential schools in Ontario and to preserve and commemorate the remains found. Provincial Premier Doug Ford announced today that the money, which will be spread over three years, will be part of the “indigenous-led” effort to identify, protect and commemorate “the burial sites of Indian residential schools.” (more…)

Canada Community English Featured News Updates

Honourable Delano Velasquez Europa – Justice of the Peace

Delano Europa is a graduate of Bachelor of Law degree at San Beda college Philippines in 1970. Before immigrating to Canada Delano Europa is a law practitioner for 13 years in the Philippines. He is a municipal trial Court Judge. He was recognized and awarded a plaque as one of the top ten fastest deciding judge in the Philippines. He is also a law instructor for 17 years at St. Mary’s University in the province of Nueva Vizcaya. (more…)

Canada English Featured News Updates World News

Canada and Spain, concerned about migration and lack of vaccines

The Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, and the President of Spain, Pedro Sánchez (in the pic from the NATO website, with secretary general Jens Stoltenberg), met in the NATO Summit this Monday, June 14. They discussed the economic and social relations between the two nations, as well as forced migration and the importance of an international policy for the distribution of vaccines for the less favored countries. (more…)

English News Updates Ontario Podcasts & Videos

Second dose, booking chaos Millions of vaccines arrive in Canada

Article by Francesco Veronesi — Translation and Video CNMNG Staff

Booking a second dose, chaos in Ontario.
Yesterday, starting at 8 a.m., all residents of the hotspots identified by the provincial government – Toronto, Peel, Halton, Porcupine, Waterloo, York and Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph – had the opportunity to access the portal to book an appointment for booster injection of the Covid vaccine. (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 June 14, 2021 at 5:30pm EST.

On Monday, health officials in Germany logged 904 new infections, the lowest single day increase since September 2020. Of the cumulative 3.7 million confirmed positive cases, 96.1% are considered recovered. In the last 24-hours, Covid-related deaths increased by 57 bringing the total fatalities to 90,527.

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Canada English Featured Immigration News Updates World News

Canada and UNHCR estimate the emergency aid for Venezuelan migrants at 1,440 million dollars

Canada and the world have a moral responsibility with the Venezuelan exodus, assured Michael Grant , Canadian Deputy Deputy Minister for the Americas. In a statement, Grant added that “the refugee crisis in Venezuela is the largest the Western Hemisphere has seen and, together with Syria, the second largest in the world.” (more…)

Covid-19 Updates English Ontario

Chaos in Ontario over lack of spots for second Covid-19 vaccine dose

TORONTO – Chaos in Ontario over lack of spots for the second Covid-19 dose. Today, starting at 8 a.m., all residents of the hotspots identified by the provincial government – Toronto, Peel, Halton, Porcupine, Waterloo, York and Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph – had the opportunity to access the portal to reserve the reservation of the covid vaccine recall injection. But the day was marked by delays, inconveniences, with the website overloaded with the number of requests that arrived. (more…)

English Featured News Updates

The shocking revelation of the former magistrate: “Denise Pipitone is alive and has a daughter”

ROME – A real media bomb. And this time to launch it is a former magistrate, Maria Angioni: Denise Pipitone, disappeared on 1 September 2004 in Mazara del Vallo in the province of Trapani (Sicily, Italy), would be alive, ‘settled’ in a family that would have ties with the kidnappers. And she would be a mother, she would have a daughter. A shocking revelation, also in light of the fact that the author was the attorney who had worked on the case in the initial stages of the affair, 17 years ago. (more…)

Business & Economy English Health & Medicine Podcasts & Videos World News

G7: target end pandemic in 2022, Canada will donate 13 million doses

Article By Francesco Veronesi — Translation and Video: CNMNG Staff

The joint effort of the G7 countries will be aimed at ending the Covid-19 pandemic in 2022. This is what was reiterated yesterday by the great of the Earth in the final communiqué of the summit in Cornwall. (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 June 13, 2021 at 4:30pm EST.

On Sunday, health officials in Poland logged 224 new infections, the lowest single day increase in roughly one year. Of the cumulative 2.8 million confirmed positive cases, 92% are considered recovered. In the last 24-hours, Covid-related deaths increased by 11 bringing the total fatalities to 74,573.

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Community English Featured GTA

Brampton man launches campaign calling for no more weed shops in the city

June 18 will mark the somber one-year anniversary of the horrific crash in Brampton that killed Karolina Ciasullo and her three innocent children. To honour the family and put an end to such deadly crashes caused by impaired drivers, 22-year old Brampton activist Cody Vatcher, spearheaded a campaign (nomoreweedshops.com) to put a freeze on pot shops opening in Brampton. (more…)

Canada English World News

Canada will donate 13 million Covid-19 vaccine doses to developing countries

TORONTO – The joint effort of the G7 countries will be aimed at ending the Covid-19 pandemic in 2022. This was reiterated today in the final communiqué of the summit in Cornwall. “The Covid-19 pandemic – reads the final message of G7 leaders – will not be under control anywhere until it is everywhere. In an interconnected world, global health and threats to health security do not respect borders.” (more…)

Canada English Featured News Updates

Nathaniel Veltman and his fatal truck attack on Muslim family

Nathaniel Veltman, the man facing murder charges in the truck attack of a Muslim family at the intersection of Hyde Park Road and South Carriage Road in London, Ontario has left no traces on social media about his life, but a neighbor who spoke to CBC News said while the 20-year-old kept to himself, he’d have frequent and noisy gatherings in his downtown apartment. (more…)

Canada English Featured GTA News Updates

Julia Prajza is the chosen artist for the “Rooster of Barcelos Project”

Julia Prajza’s design proposal was the final choice for the “Rooster of Barcelos Project” (in the pic, courtesy of Little Portugal on Dundas BIA), a public art project presented by the City of Toronto, in conjunction with Little Portugal on Dundas BIA, StreetARToronto, the Office of Deputy Mayor Ana Bailão, the Consulate General of Portugal in Toronto and the Barcelos Migrant Association. (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 June 12, 2021 at 4:15pm EST.

On Saturday, health officials in Canada logged just under 700 new infections pushing the number of total confirmed positive cases to over 1.4 million. Of the cumulative total, nearly 97% are considered recovered. In the last 24-hours, Covid-related deaths increased by 18 bringing the total fatalities to 25,904. (more…)

English Featured Technology World News

Head Up in the Clouds (Computing)

On June 8, 2021, the internet broke down. CNN, The New York Times, the UK Government, Amazon, Paypal, the Financial Times, Bloomberg News, Reddit, Spotify, Twitch, Verge, along with thousands of other government, news and social media web sites – all fell off the grid. The western hemisphere was still in dreamland; most of us had not even had our morning coffee yet. It happened just before 6 am EDT. (more…)

Covid-19 Updates English News Updates Ontario

Daily update of Ontario’s Covid-19 Vaccination Campaign


With the largest vaccination campaign underway, the province has administered more than 11.0 million doses into the arms of Ontarians. On June 12, numbers released by the Ministry of Health show health officials administered 195,032 vaccine doses on Friday, down from 199,951 doses the day prior.

This graph represents Ontario’s progress thus far in the vaccination campaign (see above). The dark blue bar represents the population of Ontario, an estimated 14.5 million. Health officials suggest roughly 80% of the population would need to be vaccinated to achieve herd immunity against Covid-19.

So far, 9,354,691 people have received at least one or both shots of the vaccine, 64.5% of the entire population (green segment).

A total of 1,667,761 people are fully inoculated against the virus. That number represents about 11.5% of the Ontario population, (yellow segment).

Business & Economy Employment English Featured World News

Toronto ranked one of the best cities in the world for entrepreneurial success

Toronto has a lot to offer, especially if you are someone looking to start your own business. In fact, Toronto is considered to be one of the best cities in the world for entrepreneurs.

Individuals are entrepreneurial, not cities, you say. However, some cities are more able to attract creative and innovative people to realize their budding new venture.

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Canada Culture English GTA News Updates

TTC Ride Guide features work of Indigenous Que Rock

TTC customers who pick up a copy of the TTC Ride Guide this summer may notice a special illustration on the cover (in the pic above, credits TTC). In recognition of National Indigenous History Month, the cover features artwork from Nipissing-born, Toronto-based Anishinaabe artist: Manitou Nemeen (Que Rock) and depicts the teachings of the Anishinaabe Medicine Wheel. (more…)


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