Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said some 1,066 buildings collapsed in the shallow tremor whose epicentre was in a rural area of northwest Iran. Houses were reduced to rubble after Sunday's earthquake hit villages in Baskale in Van province, Turkey. Soylu said Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) had begun rescue work in villages including in Ozpinar, about 25 kilometres south of the epicentre. Crisscrossed by major fault lines, Iran and Turkey are among the most earthquake-prone countries in the world. An earthquake last month in eastern Turkey killed more than 40 people while another in Iran did structural damage to homes without causing any fatalities.
February 23, 2020 10:30 UTC
It's a question that for many can seem like a good ice-breaker, especially when you're in a cab and are dreading a silent ride. But it can be a loaded question that can cause discomfort and even pain for some of the people behind the wheel. "I say I'm Canadian, and I'm not lying, but they say 'no, you're not because you weren't born here.' If you're not born here, you're not [Canadian]?" A painful responseShideh Abdi, who's been driving a cab for more than a decade, says the question is private.
February 23, 2020 09:56 UTC
DUBAI — Iran said on Sunday an Iranian infected by the new coronavirus died in the country, head of the Medical Science University in the Mazandaran province was quoted as saying, bringing the number of deaths to seven in the Islamic Republic. “An Iranian who traveled from Tehran to Tonekabon has died of the new coronavirus,” Abbas Mousavi said, Iranian media reported. (Writing by Parisa Hafezi; editing by Philippa Fletcher)
February 23, 2020 09:11 UTC
Cody Carnine crouches on the ground with a handful of pecans and the widest smile as he calls out to a dozen chickens on his farm in Canton, Texas. They can’t afford to build a house right now, so they live in what they call the "shop" on their pecan tree farm. Cody Carnine on his family's pecan farm in Canton, Texas. (Angela MacIvor/CBC) Post image on Pinterest: Cody Carnine on his family's pecan farm in Canton, Texas. (Angela MacIvor/CBC)Cody Carnine on his family's pecan farm in Canton, Texas.
February 23, 2020 09:01 UTC
The family of an Indigenous man shot and killed by two Ottawa Police Service constables say they're considering further action, including the possibility of a civil suit — but first they want to see more evidence. One of the officers shot Ritchie twice with a Taser, the SIU found. There's cell phone video," Lyttle told CBC News on Saturday. Ewan Lyttle, lawyer for the family of Greg Ritchie, says he's requested to see the evidence in the SIU's report. (Submitted by Chantel Ritchie)Family 'very upset'For the moment, the Ritchie family is only speaking through their lawyer.
A calculation of their weight to height ratio cranks out a number known as body mass index, or BMI. Dr. Arya Sharma, scientific director of Obesity Canada, says BMI is not a useful measure of a person's overall health. If the BMI number is below 18.5, people are considered underweight. "For example, BMI does not distinguish between fat mass and muscle (fat-free mass), and it fails to capture information on the distribution of body fat." "The body fat ... that seems to cause a lot of problems is the body fat that's [deeper] inside your body," he said.
An Ottawa man says it's good to be free after he and his mother spent the last two weeks in quarantine in Trenton, Ont. Tried to keep busyWhile in quarantine, Huang said he read the news and went for walks. He also wrote a letter of appreciation for the staff at CFB Trenton. The Yukon Lodge at CFB Trenton served as the quarantine location for Canadians evacuated from China due to the outbreak of the respiratory illness COVID-19. Beyond an impending return to snow shovelling, Huang said he was overjoyed to simply be with his family again.
Veterans Affairs has been quietly tightening access to the mental health services received by families of injured former soldiers, the country's veterans ombudsman said Friday. "The more restrictive interpretation will result in less support for family members," said Dalton, who has been seeking answers from the department after receiving calls from worried family members — some to his direct line. Others have gotten phone calls from Veterans Affairs staff to explain how things are changing. He did say family members who require long-term support or mental health treatment for their own conditions will be assisted in "locating other resources" by Veterans Affairs staff. "We've called and recommended for family members to have access to mental health support in their own right," he said.
Dr. Frolic is director of the Office of Ethics and the Medical Assistance in Dying Program at Hamilton Health Sciences. Is expanding the legal right to medical assistance in dying (MAID) worth anything if there are too few physicians and nurse practitioners willing and able to provide it? More than 8,000 people across Canada have received medical assistance in dying since 2016, and most had end-stage cancer, or neurological or cardio-vascular illnesses. This means medical assistance in dying did not alter the course of their lives; it shortened their inevitable dying process. Many work in isolation, without meaningful mentorship or peer support, according to the Listserv shared by MAID providers across Canada.
Queen Elizabeth visits a garden with Kate and Prince William at the Chelsea Flower Show in London on May 20, 2019. (Geoff Pugh/The Associated Press)Kate is fully aware she is a "future Queen in training," Bedell Smith said. "With the guidance of her husband, the Queen, Prince Charles and expert advisers, [Kate] fully understands that hers is a lifetime commitment that calls for restraint and self-discipline." The Queen, Bedell Smith said, had high hopes for Kate from the moment she entered the scene. The current divorces appear to be amicable, and Bedell Smith thinks that must have at least offered "some consolation" for Elizabeth.
BERLIN - Voters in Hamburg, Germany’s second-biggest city, go to the polls Sunday to pick a new regional assembly in an election that’s been dominated by the issue of climate change. The city state has been governed by a coalition of the centre-left Social Democrats and the environmentalist Green party for the last five years. The Green party has pledged to make the city of 1.8 million people climate neutral by 2035 — far sooner than the national goal of ending greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Hamburg, which is also one of Germany’s 16 states, has a strong interest in combating climate change. The city is investing hundreds of millions of euros (dollars) in raising dikes and recently agreed to a climate action plan that includes requiring all new buildings to have solar panels from 2023.
February 23, 2020 08:37 UTC
MANILA: China has vowed to work closely with the Philippines in combating cyber-criminal activity arising from Philippine Offshore Gaming Operations (POGOs), according to a statement issued by the Chinese Embassy in Manila on Sunday (Feb 23). Expressing alarm over the increasing number of online gaming crimes, the embassy stressed the need to crack down on the increasing number of cyber-criminal activity related to online gaming such as kidnapping, illegal employment, extortion and money laundering. The embassy released the statement after local media reported that the Ministry of Public Security of China has canceled the passports of thousands of Chinese nationals working for the Philippine Offshore Gaming Operations (POGOs). The embassy said the Chinese government always requires Chinese citizens overseas to abide by local laws and regulations and not to work illegally in foreign countries. It said China has repeatedly issued consular reminders and has been keeping close communications with the Philippine government in this regard.
February 23, 2020 07:30 UTC
Joonas Donskoi scored the lone goal in a shootout on a night goalie Pavel Francouz needed just 20 saves as the visiting Colorado Avalanche rallied for a 2-1 victory Saturday over the Los Angeles Kings. Ryan Graves scored a second-period goal as the Avalanche won consecutive games in Southern California. The Avalanche took charge in the second period as they outshot the Kings 9-3. Gabriel Landeskog carried the puck into the Kings’ zone and dropped a pass back to Graves for the goal. The game came on the same day Kings right wing Martin Frk was signed to a two-year contract extension.
February 23, 2020 06:45 UTC
Landry Jones threw for 274 yards and three touchdowns, and the visiting Dallas Renegades scored the game’s final 18 points to beat the Seattle Dragons 24-12 on Saturday. Jones, who finished 30 of 41, also threw a pair of interceptions, but he found tight end Donald Parham five times for 101 yards and two scores, including a 65-yard touchdown with 8:58 remaining to push the margin to 21-12. The Renegades improved to 2-1, moving one game ahead of the Dragons in the West division. Seattle quarterback Brandon Silvers finished 21 of 34 for 204 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. Austin Proehl, son of former NFL wideout Ricky Proehl, had six grabs for 81 yards and a 21-yard touchdown.
February 23, 2020 05:03 UTC
TOKYO — Japan’s health minister apologized on Saturday after a woman who was allowed to leave a coronavirus-infected cruise ship docked near Tokyo tested positive for the virus. The woman in her 60s disembarked the Diamond Princess in Yokohama on Wednesday following a two-week quarantine on board, but was found to be positive following another test in Tochigi Prefecture, north of Tokyo. “We deeply apologize for the situation caused by our oversight,” Kato said. That is separate from the more than 600 cases from the Diamond Princess, the biggest concentration of infections outside China. Children had been thought to possibly be less vulnerable to the new virus, with far fewer reported infections in much younger people.
February 23, 2020 04:07 UTC