The ridings of Ottawa-Vanier and Orléans were two of the seven seats the Liberals managed to hold in the 2018 election. Ottawa-Vanier has been Liberal since 1971 (when it was known as Ottawa East) and Orléans has been Liberal since 2003. So you have to execute election day. Our challenge tomorrow will be executing election day in 30 to 40 centimetres of snow,” he said, referring to the major winter storm descending upon the region. Fellow Liberal Lalonde resigned from her Orléans seat in the fall to embark on a successful run for the federal Liberal party.
February 27, 2020 00:22 UTC
“I met Pete, and it was an amazing distraction,” Grande told the magazine. “Can you imagine if I did that?” Davidson said in his special, via Vulture. He zeroed in on Grande describing their romance as a “distraction.” “Can you imagine if I did that shit? If I was just like, ‘Yeah, I was just fucking her ‘cause I was bored, and then Fortnite came out.’ It would be insane,” Davidson jabbed. Kevin Mazur via Getty Images Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande attend the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards in New York.
February 27, 2020 00:22 UTC
And despite his low profile in the broader entertainment industry, Mr. Chapek is not a surprising choice. Mr. Iger signaled that Mr. Chapek was a leading candidate in his memoir, “The Ride of a Lifetime,” which was published in September. “The bond you form in high-stress moments like this, when you’re sharing information that you can’t discuss with anyone else, is a powerful one,” Mr. Iger wrote of Mr. Chapek. For the next 22 months, he will report to Mr. Iger, who took the title executive chairman, and to the Disney board. People inside Disney described Mr. Chapek as no frills.
February 27, 2020 00:00 UTC
The governments of Spain and its Catalonia region opened a highly anticipated series of negotiations on Wednesday about the future of Spain’s wealthy — and rebellious — northeastern region. The talks could represent the greatest opportunity in some time for a peaceful resolution that would give the region greater autonomy. The Spanish government, long opposed to Catalan independence, came into the meeting with a 44-point agenda for better cooperation between the governments. The Spanish government, then led by conservative Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, sent thousands of police officers to Catalonia to prevent the vote. The talks, both Spanish and Catalans lawmakers agree, are long overdue.
February 26, 2020 23:58 UTC
The drug maker Gilead Sciences is expanding its clinical trials of the antiviral drug remdesivir as a possible coronavirus treatment into several countries outside China, the company announced on Wednesday. Two new clinical trials of remdesivir are to begin in March, involving “approximately 1,000 patients at medical centers primarily across Asian countries, as well as other countries globally with high numbers of diagnosed cases,” Gilead said in a statement. It did not specify the countries where the trials will take place. Remdesivir is already being tested in Wuhan, China, the center of the epidemic, and the United States National Institutes of Health announced on Tuesday that the drug would also be studied in some of the patients who contracted the illness overseas and were now being treated in Nebraska.
February 26, 2020 23:48 UTC
The play brought its regular cast, including the actor Ed Harris, who took over the role of Atticus Finch from Jeff Daniels in November. Spike Lee was M.C., opening with the story of his own education in New York public schools, and Mayor Bill de Blasio and his wife, Chirlane McCray, also spoke. Some students had been assigned to read the original novel, but the drama diverges in some ways from Lee’s work. The play is framed around the trial, while readers do not get there until about halfway through the book. And the story’s most prominent black characters — Calpurnia and Tom Robinson — are allowed more opportunity in the play to voice their frustrations about racial injustice.
February 26, 2020 23:47 UTC
An oil company and a media group have told hundreds of employees in London to work from home. A television giant is stopping people who have visited certain countries from entering its offices in Europe. From Milan to Berlin to London, companies in practically every industry are refining their emergency protocols or sending employees home to try to prevent an outbreak. This week, Chevron instructed 300 workers at one of its London offices to work from home after an employee returning from Italy developed flulike symptoms. The media group OMG has taken the same step in the Fitzrovia district of London, sending home around 1,000 employees after a staff member who recently passed through Singapore began showing symptoms.
February 26, 2020 23:37 UTC
WASHINGTON — The Justice Department said Wednesday that it had created an official section in its immigration office to strip citizenship rights from naturalized immigrants, a move that gives more heft to the Trump administration’s broad efforts to remove from the country immigrants who have committed crimes. The Denaturalization Section “underscores the department’s commitment to bring justice to terrorists, war criminals, sex offenders and other fraudsters who illegally obtained naturalization,” Joseph H. Hunt, the head of the Justice Department’s civil division, said in a statement. “The Denaturalization Section will further the department’s efforts to pursue those who unlawfully obtained citizenship status and ensure that they are held accountable for their fraudulent conduct,” Mr. Hunt said. The move promises to further expand a practice that was once used infrequently, but that the Trump administration has increasingly turned to as part of its immigration crackdown. It has raised alarms among some department lawyers who fear denaturalization lawsuits could be used against immigrants who have not committed serious crimes.
February 26, 2020 23:37 UTC
Ol’ Blue Eyes’ beach house has a new high-profile owner: Mindy Kaling. A trust tied to the comedian-actress just paid $9.55 million for Frank and Barbara Sinatra’s Malibu home, public records show. Kaling, who acted, produced, directed and wrote for “The Office,” has been in sell mode over the last few years. Found on Broad Beach, the oceanfront estate served as a frequent hangout for Sinatra’s star-studded crew. Advertisement1 / 14 Frank Sinatra’s Malibu beach house (Mike Helfrich) 2 / 14 Frank Sinatra’s Malibu beach house (Mike Helfrich) 3 / 14 Frank Sinatra’s Malibu beach house (Mike Helfrich) 4 / 14 Frank Sinatra’s Malibu beach house (Mike Helfrich) 5 / 14 Frank Sinatra’s Malibu beach house (Mike Helfrich) 6 / 14 Frank Sinatra’s Malibu beach house (Mike Helfrich) 7 / 14 Frank Sinatra’s Malibu beach house (Mike Helfrich) 8 / 14 Frank Sinatra’s Malibu beach house (Mike Helfrich) 9 / 14 Frank Sinatra’s Malibu beach house (Mike Helfrich) 10 / 14 Frank Sinatra’s Malibu beach house (Mike Helfrich) 11 / 14 Frank Sinatra’s Malibu beach house (Mike Helfrich) 12 / 14 Frank Sinatra’s Malibu beach house (Mike Helfrich) 13 / 14 Frank Sinatra’s Malibu beach house (Mike Helfrich) 14 / 14 Frank Sinatra’s Malibu beach house (Mike Helfrich)Inside, the open floor plan is loaded with tile, hardwood and eye-catching built-ins.
February 26, 2020 23:37 UTC
MEXICO CITY — No women in offices or schools. No women in restaurants or stores. No women on public transportation, in cars or on the street. A country without women, for one day. The action is to protest gender-based violence, inequality and the culture of machismo, and to demand greater support for women’s rights.
February 26, 2020 23:26 UTC
Los Angeles International Airport is testing a new self-service bag checking system designed to let international travelers drop off their luggage and get to their plane faster. The kiosks print out luggage tags so that passengers can drop their bags off on a nearby conveyor belt without having to stop at a ticket counter. Iberia Airlines launched a system several years ago to let passengers print out their luggage tags at home before dropping off the bags at LAX. The kiosks will later be upgraded to serve passengers on 11 airlines, including Air France/KLM, British Airways and Korean Airlines. AdvertisementDuring the four- to eight-month testing period, LAX officials will be monitoring the system for processing time, successful transactions and failures.
February 26, 2020 23:15 UTC
OTTAWA — The consensus coming out of the Liberals’ caucus meeting Wednesday was that railway blockades need to come down soon, but MPs didn’t offer any specifics on how the government plans to resolve protests that have caused disruptions for nearly three weeks. Blockades have been organized across the country to show solidarity with Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs opposed to Coastal GasLink’s $6.6-billion pipeline project in northern British Columbia. “The blockades obviously need to end for the sake of our economy and the disruption of people’s lives,” Liberal MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith told HuffPost Canada. The blockades have fueled a debate over Coastal GasLink’s proposed route, part of which runs through territory that hereditary chiefs hold the rights and title over. Proponents of the project have repeatedly pointed to the work the company has done to sign benefit agreements with 20 elected First Nations councils along the pipeline route.
February 26, 2020 23:03 UTC
LUKEVILLE, Ariz. — Cut down a saguaro cactus in Arizona and you can face years in prison. But over the past several weeks, work crews have been destroying dozens of the protected cactuses, which can live for 200 years, to build a new wall on the southwestern border. Work along the border, according to tribal leaders of the Tohono O’odham Nation who live on both sides of the border, is blasting ancient burial sites and siphoning an aquifer that feeds a desert oasis where human beings have slaked their thirst for 16,000 years. The outcry by tribal citizens reflects the latest phase in the quarreling over the border wall, after federal courts allowed the Trump administration to speed construction by waiving dozens of laws, including measures protecting endangered species and Native American burial sites. Federal officials have cited President Trump’s national emergency declaration in 2019, aimed at curbing unauthorized immigration, as justification for the waivers.
February 26, 2020 23:03 UTC
Tuesday’s Democratic debate in Charleston, South Carolina, got the treatment from the comedians of late night television. Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah, Jimmy Kimmel and James Corden each dedicated segments of their shows to the combative affair. “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” also offered its takes on Twitter. Colbert noted how “these folks said a lot of words, and I did not hear many of them because these candidates were speaking all over each other.”Noah, meanwhile, called it “wild” and “crazy,” saying he hadn’t “seen white people go at each other that hard since khakis were on sale at Banana Republic.”Check out Colbert’s live monologue on “The Late Show” here:
February 26, 2020 22:55 UTC
Six people are dead after an employee opened fire Wednesday at the Molson Coors Beverage Co. facility in Milwaukee, according to law-enforcement and company officials. Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales said five Molson Coors employees were killed by a 51-year-old Milwaukee man, who police believe died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. He said authorities will continue to investigate the incident through the night. No other people were injured, the police chief said.
Source:Wall Street Journal
February 26, 2020 22:54 UTC