NASA says Katherine Johnson, a mathematician who worked on NASA's early space missions and was portrayed in the film Hidden Figures, about pioneering black female aerospace workers, has died. We're saddened by the passing of celebrated <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/HiddenFigures?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#HiddenFigures</a> mathematician Katherine Johnson. Our <a href="https://twitter.com/NASA?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@NASA</a> family is sad to learn the news that Katherine Johnson passed away this morning at 101 years old. She was an American hero and her pioneering legacy will never be forgotten. <a href="https://t.co/UPOqo0sLfb">https://t.co/UPOqo0sLfb</a> <a href="https://t.co/AgtxRnA89h">pic.twitter.com/AgtxRnA89h</a> —@JimBridenstineIn 1961, Johnson worked on the first mission to carry an American into space.
February 24, 2020 15:33 UTC
The Windsor Spitfires’ hopes for home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs took another hit with a pair of weekend road losses. The City of Windsor holds a special place in my heart and playing for the Windsor Spitfires is a dream come true.”But another loss had Boka frustrated like so many of his teammates. Game stats – SOG – Windsor 10 17 12 – 39 Oshawa 9 12 12 – 33 Goal (shots-saves) – Windsor: Medina (L,15-10-2-0) (33-31). Game stats – SOG – Windsor 12 10 23 – 45 Barrie 5 9 7 – 21 Goal (shots-saves) – Windsor: Piiroinen (L,17-9-3-0) (10-6), Medina (14:47 of second period) (11-10). Barrie 1-2.
February 24, 2020 15:22 UTC
Ashley FraserDexter McMillanHadeel Abdel-NabiJade Prévost-ManuelJasmine ManiJulianna PerkinsMaan AlhmidiMenaka Raman-WilmsMeriem Regragui ChiadmiSam NarAshley Fraser is a Vancouver-born multimedia journalist with a master of journalism degree from Ryerson University. She has written about LGBTQ+ issues, sexual misconduct in fraternities, and the gender imbalance in Canadian university coaching. Maan Alhmidi is a multimedia journalist with a master's degree in journalism from Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario. She has interned at CBC Radio's As It Happens, and in the CBC London bureau, and occasionally works as a web writer at CBC Ottawa. She has been on CBC Radio's Let's Go and published in CBC Montreal, The Suburban and Concordia's The Link.
February 24, 2020 15:00 UTC
The Auschwitz Memorial criticized Amazon on Sunday for fictitious depictions of the Holocaust in its Prime series Hunters and for selling books of Nazi propaganda. Seventy-five years after the liberation of the Nazi German Auschwitz death camp by Soviet troops, world leaders and activists have called for action against rising anti-Semitism. It also welcomes future deniers," the Auschwitz Memorial tweeted. Criticism over sales of books by Nazi writersThe Memorial also criticized Amazon for selling anti-Semitic books. Nazi propaganda has no place on the electronic bookshelves of our country.<br><br>We call on <a href="https://twitter.com/AmazonUK?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@AmazonUK</a> to remove the Nazi propaganda it has on sale.
February 24, 2020 14:48 UTC
MILAN — A fifth person infected with the coronavirus has died in Italy, officials said on Monday as the government battled to contain Europe’s worst outbreak of the illness and Italian shares tumbled nearly five per cent on fears over the economic impact. Authorities across northern Italy have shut schools, universities, museums and cinemas for at least a week, and banned public gatherings including the famed Venice carnival. Italian shares were down 4.68 per cent at 1300 GMT, with businesses most at risk from an expected spending slump worst hit. Ireland said its citizens should not travel to parts of Italy affected by the outbreak. Tunisia announced on Monday that it may suspend some flights to Italy to reduce its exposure to the coronavirus.
February 24, 2020 14:26 UTC
DUBAI — Oman’s health ministry reported on Monday the first two cases of coronavirus infections in the Gulf Arab state, Oman TV said. The two Omani women diagnosed with the disease had visited Iran, it said. They are in stable condition, it added. (Reporting by Maher Chmaytelli; editing by Ghaida Ghantous)
February 24, 2020 14:14 UTC
ATHENS — Greek organizers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic flame lighting ceremony in ancient Olympia next month said on Monday they have taken extra measures to avoid the coronavirus’ spread during the torch’s months-long relay. It will then go on a relay around Japan ending with the Games’ opening ceremony in Tokyo on July 24. We will do whatever is humanly possible to have no problems whatsoever during the relay,” relay director Sakis Vassiliadis told reporters, without giving further details. Organizers were in close contact with the Greek health ministry, he added. It has forced the cancellation of many sports events in recent weeks and raised alarm bells for Tokyo Games organizers.
February 24, 2020 12:45 UTC
Some sunlight actually broke through when Quinn Hughes suited up for five games at the end of last season. But there’s something about this team and the way they’re constructed which makes you think we’re not fooling ourselves again. There is one team in the Western Conference which has scored more goals than the Canucks: the Colorado Avalanche. Can’t say the same thing about the Canucks, which is why this season will be remembered by their supporters for a long time. 6 and the Canucks couldn’t fit Boeser and Simmonds, who’s making $5 million this year, under the cap.
February 24, 2020 12:33 UTC
BEIJING — More than 3,000 medical staff in China have been infected by the new coronavirus that emerged in the country late last year, an official at China’s National Health Commission said on Monday. Liang Wannian told reporters during a joint press briefing with the head of the World Health Organization delegation to China, Bruce Aylward, the infections have mostly occurred in Hubei province, the epicenter of the outbreak that has killed nearly 2,600 to date in the mainland. The infections were likely due to the lack of protective gear and fatigue, he said. (Reporting by Gabriel Crossley and Yawen Chen; Writing by Se Young Lee; Editing by Alex Richardson)
February 24, 2020 12:00 UTC
So why exactly is our justice system inaccessible and why might online courts be the solution? So do the “Federal Courts Rules.” Each of these sets of rules have been interpreted and reinterpreted by judges. Online courts already do. Online courts will soon be the new normal. That is what online courts permit.
February 24, 2020 11:15 UTC
The commission announced overnight that President Faure Gnassingbe received 72% of the votes in preliminary results. The current president took office in 2005 following the death of his father, who seized power in 1967. Under the country’s current law, Gnassingbe could remain in office until 2030. Months of anti-government protests in 2017, with about 20 people killed, were a marked sign of impatience with the Gnassingbe family’s hold on power. The president called on voters to renew confidence in him to guarantee peace and security in Togo amid a growing extremism threat in the West African region.
February 24, 2020 06:00 UTC
HARDWICK TOWNSHIP, N.J. - Firefighters from federal and New Jersey agencies were battling a forest fire that broke out in a popular hiking area near the Pennsylvania border. The fire that broke out Sunday afternoon was split between Worthington State Forest and the New Jersey side of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, news outlets reported. A New Jersey State Forest Fire Service helicopter dropped water on the fire, but National Park Service spokeswoman Kathleen Sandt told the New Jersey Herald that the aircraft had to stop operating after sundown for safety reasons. Incident Commander Eric Weber told WFMZ-TV that the ground crews operating at night were contending with difficult terrain. “It’s probably the steepest terrain in the entire State of New Jersey.”The crews were using an existing trail as a fire break, Weber told the station.
February 24, 2020 05:48 UTC
This time, Sanders’ movement has a political machine to propel it. “One way to put it is the 2016 campaign was compost that the 2020 campaign has grown out of,” said Norman Solomon, co-founder of the activist group RootsAction.org and a Sanders delegate to the 2016 Democratic National Convention. ”They do now.”YOU MIGHT BE INTERESTED IN...Rather than introducing himself to voters, Sanders focused on attracting Iowans who traditionally didn’t vote, hiring students who lobbied their classmates. Sanders also activated volunteers nationwide who supported him in 2016 and began pouring into Iowa as the election neared. One area the campaign had hoped to stress more this time compared to his 2016 run was Sanders’ personal side.
February 24, 2020 05:03 UTC
A $20.6-billion oilsands project with widespread support in Alberta was nixed late Sunday when Teck Resources Ltd. publicly announced it would be pulling the application it had on the table, waiting for federal approval due in a matter of days. The stunning move to kill the Teck Frontier mine came just hours after the Alberta government signed two agreements to partner with the Mikisew Cree First Nation and the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation on the project. The long-anticipated development in the Alberta energy industry had been expected to create an estimated 7,000 jobs during construction, and 2,500 over its 41-year lifespan. “Teck put forward a socially and environmentally responsible project that was industry leading and had the potential to create significant economic benefits for Canadians. Frontier, however, has surfaced a broader debate over climate change and Canada’s role in addressing it.
February 24, 2020 02:27 UTC
CLEARWATER, Fla. - He’s 42 years old, a little out of shape and clearly no spring chicken. But clearly there’s no one more popular on the field for the Philadelphia Phillies than the Phanatic. Some eagle-eyed fans liked the old version more, others said the changes weren’t that big of a deal. The team and the mascot’s creators have been sparring in court ahead of the June 15 expiration of a 35-year-old copyright agreement. The Phillies argue that the baseball franchise is just as responsible for the success of the mascot as the puppet-making pair.
February 24, 2020 01:07 UTC