Category: English

Covid-19 Updates English

Update of the Covid-19 Landscape

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian Globally, there have been over 110 million confirmed cases of Covid-19 according to Johns Hopkins University data.  Since the start of the pandemic, over 86 million people have recovered and more than 2.4 million fatalities were attributable to the virus.

Here we provide a daily update of the data available for select countries and jurisdictions as of February 20, 2021, at 11:00 am (EST).

Covid-19 Updates English

Update of the Covid-19 Landscape

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian Globally, there have been over 111 million confirmed cases of Covid-19 according to Johns Hopkins University data.  Since the start of the pandemic, over 88 million people have recovered and more than 2.4 million fatalities were attributable to the virus.

Here we provide a daily update of the data available for select countries and jurisdictions as of February 23, 2021, at 1:15pm (EST).

English Health & Medicine

The changing tide of domestic violence during a pandemic

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian TORONTO – Social isolation, loss of employment and reduced income are just some factors known to increase the risk of domestic violence. Covid-19 and the associated measures implemented to reduce the spread of the virus have exacerbated these conditions leading to a serious and frightening situation for those impacted by violence. (more…)

Covid-19 Updates English Health & Medicine

Covid-19 precautions halt influenza in its tracks

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian TORONTO – What’s comforting about Covid-19 cases aplenty and the new, highly transmissible UK variant circulating throughout communities and countries struggling to contains Covid-19 infections? Influenza levels remain “exceptionally low”. Initial fears that flu cases would exacerbate an overburdened health care system dealing with the coronavirus pandemic have not quite materialized. Thank heavens for that.

English Opinion

Nursing homes scandal: unpunished violations

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian TORONTO – The initial shock soon was replaced by anger. The photograph of Long Term Care Homes that emerges from a CBC News investigation is shocking. Not only are anti-contagion security protocols broken in these facilities while the Covid-19 pandemic is underway, but LTCs found red-handed are not punished for their behaviour. As they say in Italian, after the pulling of ears”, everything ends up in “tarallucci and wine”. It’s a fact. Inspections of Ontario’s Long Term Care Homes almost never have consequences. Homes are asked to solve the problem, but even if an inspector returns and finds the same problem, there are no fines or penalties. In very rare cases, houses are forbidden to accept new residents. (more…)

Education Matters English Opinion

FILIPINO-CANADIAN ON (TCDSB) TORONTO CATHOLIC SCHOOL BOARD.

Once, during a religious seminar I participated in, the issue of Filipino parents sending their children came into focus. I admit, having been involved in the media for most of my Canadian life, this issue never came up in my front burner. I have always regarded it as a given in the Filipino immigrants’ life to send their child or children to a Catholic school. And I assumed that Canadians knew the Catholic background of the Philippines. (more…)

Covid-19 Updates English News Updates

Update of the Covid-19 Landscape

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EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian Here we provide a daily update of the data available for select countries and jurisdictions as of March 3, 2021, at 1:45pm (EST).

Globally, there have been over 114 million confirmed cases of Covid-19 according to Johns Hopkins University data.  Since the start of the pandemic, over 91 million people have recovered and more than 2.5 million fatalities were attributable to the virus.

English News Updates

Italians and Canadians together
teaching peace to students

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian PALERMO – Italians and Canadians together for “peace, security and prosperity”, as stated in the title of the 1st forum held – in webinar – in recent days in Sicily (Italy) to preserve the memory of the fallen of all parties in conflict during Operation “Husky” in July 1943, which saw the First Canadian Division engaged in Sicily – together with the Allies. (more…)

Canada English

Canada-Italy Award:
the call for 9th edition

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian ROME – The Embassy of Canada in Italy has issued the call for the ninth edition of the Canada-Italy Award for Innovation 2021, aimed at promoting projects to build new ways of living and working together, in order to adapt and mitigate the impacts of COVID-19. The opportunity is offered to projects in every sector, from research to information. (more…)

English Health & Medicine

Dueling a double epidemic

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian TORONTO – The Covid-19 pandemic response may have some unexpected effects, for instance, a reduction in the prevalence of influenza. Yet, it has exacerbated a dark and deadly issue, the opioid crisis in Canada. Communities across the nation are reeling from the unprecedented levels of drug-related deaths.

English News Updates

Covid vaccine: testing on children
6-9 years, cases are increasing

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian Pfizer and Moderna have started testing their vaccines on children from 12 years of age and hope to have the results of the trial by the summer: according to New York Times (read here: Covid Vaccines for Kids Are Coming, but Not for Many Months), the two pharmaceutical companies could later start testing on children even younger. Johnson & Johnson, Novavax, and AstraZeneca also have similar projects, but they are at a less advanced stage than Pfizer and Moderna. (more…)

Covid-19 Updates English News Updates

Update of the Covid-19 Landscape


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EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian Here we provide a daily update of the data available for select countries and jurisdictions as of March 4, 2021, at 1:00pm (EST).

Globally, there have been over 115 million confirmed cases of Covid-19 according to Johns Hopkins University data.  Since the start of the pandemic, over 91 million people have recovered and more than 2.5 million fatalities were attributable to the virus.

Covid-19 Updates English News Updates

Update of the Covid-19 Landscape

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian Globally, there have been over 111 million confirmed cases of Covid-19 according to Johns Hopkins University data.  Since the start of the pandemic, over 87 million people have recovered and more than 2.4 million fatalities were attributable to the virus.

Here we provide a daily update of the data available for select countries and jurisdictions as of February 22, 2021, at 3:40pm (EST).

English News Updates

A square in Italy
for Canadian Heroes

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian ORTONA – A square of Canadian Heroes in Italy: it is the one inaugurated last weekend in Ortona, the town in the province of Chieti (Abruzzo) which in December 1943 was the scene of a bloody battle, on the banks of the Moro river, between the Allied force and the Nazi troops: on that occasion 1,665 soldiers fell, of which 1,375 were Canadian, now buried in the Canadian Military Cemetery of Ortona, in English “Moro River Canadian War Cemetery”. (more…)

English Gastronomy

Mr. Wild Does It Again: With Four New Establishments

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian ELORA, ON / ACCESSWIRE / February 16, 2021 / Having left The Soho Farmhouse to re-establish Elora as Ontario’s premier staycation destination with the launch of The Elora Mill, globally acclaimed international hotelier Geoffrey Wild is at it again. For those not yet acquainted, Elora is Canada’s hidden gem. It boasts incredible history, a wealth of local art and craft, quirky stores, owner-operated restaurants and bars as well as spectacular natural landscape that rivals anything Ontario has to offer. To the global traveller, this is the Cotswolds of Canada. (more…)

English News Updates

-61 F in Wekweeti: the lowest recorded temperature in the country since 2017

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian -61 F: the lowest temperature in the country since 2017 was recorded on Sunday in Wekweeti, town of the Northwest Territories about 1,900 miles northwest of Toronto. (more…)

Covid-19 Updates English Opinion

Ethical “triumphs and casualties” of Covid-19

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian TORONTO – In a crisis, there is always a reset, a reshuing of the deck (of cards). Covid-19 is the crisis of the day – everywhere and in all aspects of life – government, economy, education, ethics… the list goes on. It is a crisis whose proportions and dimensions are fast approaching the uncontrollable. In
Community English

Yonge Street massacre, Alek Minassian guilty of all 26 charge:
10 counts for voluntary homicide, 16 for attempted murder

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian TORONTO – Guilty of 10 counts of voluntary manslaughter and 16 counts of attempted murder. This trial ended with the verdict of Alek Minassian responsible for the Yonge street attack in 2018 when he hit passers-by on Toronto’s busiest street in a van. (more…)

Community English

Open the Consulate door whenever you need, use the “DIGITAL MOBILE KEY”

February 25, 2021, 5 pm, the program “Today in Toronto with Manuel Alexandre” is on GoLive Tv.

As promised, on the last Thursday of each month, the Consul General of Portugal in Toronto, Dr. José Mendes will be present to inform the Portuguese community about the activities of the Consulate.

In a simple and committed way, Mr. Consul and his collaborators, were in this program essentially to answer the questions/suggestions sent to them via Facebook “inquireaoconsulado@gmail.com”. (more…)

Covid-19 Updates English

Vaccination rates: Canada trails behind other countries, shamefully

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian TORONTO – Globally, vaccination campaigns are well underway against the Covid-19 virus. However, not all countries and jurisdictions fare equally when comparing the latest data in the mass inoculation program.

Governments around the world have adopted different strategies in the roll-out of vaccines. Canada was early in the game by procuring 84-million doses. They are expected to arrive by the end of September. However, the actual plan to vaccinate Canadians has left the country falling behind other leading nations. (more…)

English Politics

Ferri: “A reform of penitentiary system
Only a human punishment
can re-educate”

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian ROME – “A reform area of ​​the penitentiary system, that focuses on the principles enshrined in our Constitution: a certain but humane punishment that truly re-educates”: this is the wish of the Honorable Cosimo Maria Ferri (Italia Viva), former undersecretary of Justice in the Letta, Renzi and Gentiloni governments, addressed to the new Minister, Marta Cartabia. (more…)

Community English Opinion

“Ding dong the witch is dead”, Villa Charities in chaos

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian TORONTO – Not since the collapse of the ill-conceived, ill-fated massive condominium redevelopment project for the Columbus Centre, in 2018, has the Corriere Canadese been deluged with so many emails and expressions of joy and delights of “ding-dong the witch is dead”. TORONTO – Not since the collapse of the ill-conceived, ill-fated massive condominium redevelopment project for the Columbus Centre, in 2018, has the Corriere Canadese been deluged with so many emails and expressions of joy and delights of “ding-dong the witch is dead”. It was a bitter-sweet reaction of relief then as it is a hollow effusion of victory today. Even if Anthony Di Caita is indeed gone. (more…)


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