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2 cases of Omicron variant detected in Canada, according to government
At least two cases of omicron variant of the coronavirus, first detected in southern Africa last week, was confirmed in Canadaprovincial health officials said on Sunday.

The cases have been reported in two people who recently traveled to Nigeria, the Ontario government said in a statement.

Omicron detection has raised global alarm as governments around the world scramble to impose new to travel restrictions and markets sold off over fears the variant could withstand vaccinations and disrupt a nascent economic reopening after a two-year global pandemic.

Canada on Friday closed its borders to foreign travelers who recently traveled to seven southern African countries in the previous two weeks to help stop the spread of the newly identified variant of COVID-19[female[feminine.

“Today, the province of Ontario confirmed two cases of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 in Ottawa, both of which have been reported in people who have recently traveled from Nigeria. Ottawa Public Health is handling cases and contacts and patients are in isolation, ”the statement said.

The World Health Organization (WHO) said it is not yet clear whether Omicron is more transmissible than other variants, or if it causes more severe disease. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR TOP STORY.

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Waukesha parade attack: 7 children still recovering in hospital a week after deadly ambush
The city of Waukesha asked residents to turn on a blue light outside their homes and share a moment of silence at 4:39 p.m. CT on Sunday, exactly one week after the Xmas parade attack that left at least six dead and dozens injured.

Businesses and city council members handed out blue lights to residents, who were urged to keep them lit outside their homes while on vacation.

Mayor Shawn Reilly, who led the minute of silence with other city officials, told Fox News that “blue is the color of unity.”

The city of about 70,000 held a candlelight vigil on Monday and erected a memorial to the victims in Veterans Park, a few blocks from where Darrell Brooks, 39, is said to have crossed barricades in a red SUV and walked through a crowd at a Christmas parade.

At least 62 people have been injured in total and seven children are still in hospital, according to Children’s Wisconsin. Three of the children hospitalized are in serious condition, three are in fair condition and one is in good condition.

One of those children, Jessalyn Torres, 11, was hit so badly by the SUV that she had marks from the vehicle’s grille on her chest.

“She told them, ‘Just stick me together,'” Ryan Kohnke, Jessalyn’s uncle and a Waukesha resident who attended the parade, told Fox News Digital. “For her, making a joke and having that type of human moment was huge. My sister and I both laughed. We thought it was funny.” CLICK HERE TO READ MORE.

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Biparty lawmakers urge SEC to review Unilever files on boycott of Ben & Jerry’s Israel
A bipartite group of lodge Lawmakers are urging the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to assess whether Ben & Jerry’s parent company should change its regulatory record to reflect potential risks to shareholders of the firm’s Israeli boycott.

The group, led by Rep. Ritchie Torres, DN.Y., sent a letter to SEC Chairman Gary Gensler on Friday, asking him to take action to ensure Unilever, the ice cream parent company of the company, is in compliance with the rules of the SEC.

“In the interests of shareholders, consumers and public order, we believe it is appropriate for the SEC to take steps to ensure full disclosure of all information necessary for Unilever’s statements to comply with US SEC rules and regulations. the letter reads, Jewish Insider reports.

“Unilever is a widely held company with a current market capitalization of $ 135 billion, which puts at risk the many American institutions, pension funds and endowments that hold its shares on behalf of its beneficiaries,” the letter continued. , The New York Post. reported. “We believe these actions require the SEC to request that Unilever’s regulatory documents be amended to disclose material risk factors.”

Representatives Andrew Garbarino, RN.Y., Josh Gottheimer, DN.J., and Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., Joined Torres in signing the letter.

Ben and Jerry’s announced in July that it would no longer sell its products in the disputed territories, including the West Bank, which the company has dubbed “Occupied Palestinian Territory.” The move came amid an escalating conflict between Israel and Gaza, and Ben & Jerry’s said in a statement that selling products in those areas would be “inconsistent with” Ben & Jerry’s “values.” CLICK HERE TO READ MORE.

In other developments:
– Pro-Israel group at Duke University denied recognition by student government, administration cancels
– Israel will close border and airports to non-citizen international travelers for 14 days due to omicron variant
– Boycott of Ben & Jerry’s Israel: Missouri leads 12 states urging parent company Unilever to reverse decision

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A FEW WORDS OF END

Former US lawyer and Fox News contributor Andy mccarthy Sunday praised the recent jury decisions behind the Kyle Rittenhouse and the Ahmaud Arbery testing.

“I think these are absolutely the correct verdicts,” McCarthy said on “Sunday Night in America with Trey Gowdy.”

“We put 12 sane people in the box. And if they need expert testimony, the idea is that they hear from an expert who can give them experience or expertise in an important area. in the end, we trust the common sense of the community to make the decision, ”McCarthy added. the other.”

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