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U.S. climate envoy John Kerry thanked Europeans on Thursday for keeping up the fight to slow global warming during the Trump administration and said the U.S. must recover lost time in the effort. Kerry spoke remotely to an Italian climate meeting, in his first international address for the Biden administration. He said the United States was returning to the Paris climate accord with humility and ambition. President Joe Biden signed an executive order hours after his inauguration on Wednesday, starting the process of getting the United States back into the nearly 200-country U.N. climate treaty. Countries in the accord commit to setting goals to cut climate-damaging fossil fuel emissions and to monitor and report their emissions. Biden’s predecessor, President Donald Trump, had pulled the U.S. from the landmark Paris climate agreement, framing his decision as “a reassertion of America’s sovereignty.” Trump’s move had struck a major blow to worldwide efforts to combat global warming and distanced the nation from its closest allies. Biden has put Kerry, the secretary of state under President Barack Obama, in charge of climate and national security issues. Kerry told the Italian summit that the United States was going back to work after four wasted years, in remarks carried by European news services. “Failure is not an option,” Kerry said. He expressed thanks to Europe as a whole for the steps European nations have taken to cut oil, gas and coal pollution. Ellen Knickmeyer, The Associated Press
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Former Pride FC champion and current Bellator fighter Fedor Emelianenko has been hospitalized in Russia after contracting COVID-19. Fedor is being treated at Clinical Hospital No. 52 in the Russian capital, according to RT Sport. Though no details of his health were released by the hospital, Fedor posted an encouraging message to his official Instagram account. "Thank you all who are sincerely worried about my health. I am feeling well now, I am on the mend," he wrote. "I am grateful to the doctors and medical staff for their care and your hard work." Though he considered offers from the UFC, Fedor never inked a deal with the world's foremost mixed martial arts promotion. Nearing his retirement, Fedor instead opted to fight for Bellator MMA, whose president, Scott Coker, is a longtime friend of Fedor's dating back to his Strikeforce tenure. Fedor has been on something of a retirement tour after losing to Ryan Bader in the Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix. He defeated Quinton "Rampage" Jackson in the first round at Bellator 237 in December of 2019, but his tour stalled out in 2020 because of the global coronavirus pandemic that causes COVID-19. Pending Fedor's recovery from COVID-19, Coker has been hoping to have him continue his retirement tour, culminating in a marquee bout on his home turf in Russia. Fedor got his start in the famed Rings tournaments in the early 2000s before becoming one of the most dominant figures in mixed martial arts history with his run in Pride FC in Japan. He has fought for numerous other organizations since Pride was purchased by the UFC, but could never come to satisfactory terms with UFC officials in order to fight in the Octagon. TRENDING > Conor McGregor faces multi-million dollar lawsuit, as UFC 257 approaches View this post on Instagram A post shared by Федор Емельяненко (@fedoremelianenkoofficial)
Instead, Volkswagen is limiting our Mk 8 consumption to the high performance GTI and Golf R. If you do want a base Golf, VW says it’s produced enough model year 2021 Golfs at the Puebla, Mexico plant to sustain sales through the end of the year. If you want to wait for the Mk 8 GTI and Golf R, Volkswagen confirmed yet again that those models are on track for a 2022 model year launch.
YouTube is embracing the hashtag. The company has been quietly working on a new feature that allows users to better discover content using hashtags -- either by clicking on a hashtag on YouTube or by typing in a hashtag link directly. Before, these actions would return a mix of content related to the hashtag, but not only those videos where the hashtag had been directly used.
As many as 72 players are confined to their hotel rooms for two weeks and are unable to train for the Feb. 8-21 Grand Slam after some passengers on three charter flights ferrying them to Australia tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Badosa, 23, arrived in Melbourne after playing in Abu Dhabi earlier this month and was on her seventh day in quarantine when she said her test came back positive.
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Dr. Salomon Melgen once held political fundraisers at his palatial Florida home, hung out with prominent Democrats including New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez and made millions of dollars through his eye care practice. The problem, according to federal prosecutors, was that Melgen was also bilking Medicare out of at least $73 million by persuading numerous elderly patients to undergo tests and get treatment for diseases they did not actually have. Eventually, he was put on trial in West Palm Beach federal court. He was convicted in April 2017 on 67 counts, including health care fraud, submitting false claims and falsifying patient records. A judge put Melgen, now 66, in prison for 17 years. But on Wednesday, Melgen was released after he was included on a list of more than 140 people who were either pardoned or had their sentences commuted by President Donald Trump during his last hours in the White House. A White House statement credited Menendez with supporting clemency for Melgen, who was a donor to Democratic politicians and a longtime friend of the Cuban-American New Jersey senator. The statement said clemency for Melgen also was supported by Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, a Florida Republican, and members of Brigade 2506, the Cuban exile group involved in the CIA-backed Bay of Pigs invasion in 1961. “Numerous patients and friends testify to his generosity in treating all patients, especially those unable to pay or unable to afford healthcare insurance,” the White House statement said. In a statement of his own, Menendez said he did very little on Melgen’s behalf and did not expect the clemency decision from Trump. There’s also scant evidence of any relationship between Trump and Melgen. “I don’t pretend to know what motivates President Trump to act, but I am pretty sure it’s not me,” Menendez said. “Months ago, I was asked if I could offer insight about an old friend, and I did, along with what I understand were more than 100 individuals and organizations, including his former patients and local Hispanic groups familiar with Sal’s leadership and philanthropy in the South Florida community.” Melgen, originally from the Dominican Republic and a Harvard-trained ophthalmologist, became a notable Democratic fundraiser, hosting numerous events at his home in North Palm Beach. He once treated former Florida Democratic Gov. Lawton Chiles, who appointed him to a state board. Several months after Melgen's conviction on the Medicare fraud charges, he and Menendez went on trial together in a separate corruption case in New Jersey involving trips and gifts the doctor gave the senator. A federal jury in New Jersey failed to reach a verdict on charges that Melgen used his relationship to bribe Menendez. A mistrial was declared and prosecutors decided against a second trial. During the corruption trial, testimony showed Melgen paid for numerous trips with Menendez to locations including France and a home the doctor owns at a Dominican resort. Once those trips became public, Menendez reimbursed Melgen $58,500 for the costs. Menendez was admonished by the Senate Ethics Committee for his relationship with Melgen but still won a third Senate term in the 2018 election. Curt Anderson, The Associated Press
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Russia plans to produce a form of its Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine that can be transported and stored at normal fridge temperatures as opposed to -18 Celsius, Health Minister Mikhail Murashko said on Thursday. Such a move could help Russia in the global vaccine race by making it cheaper to store and transport Sputnik V, easing the logistical challenges posed by needing a colder supply chain and making it easier for developing nations to handle. Murashko said one of six of its manufacturers had developed a form of the vaccine that was stable at a temperature of 2-8 Celsius in liquid form, though he gave no timeline for its production.
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A leader with the British Methodist Episcopal Church in Windsor, a Black church with hundreds of years of history, says it's "disheartening" that the organization was denied a grant for Black community organizations. Church clerk Nancy Allen said it's not the rejection that concerns her but the reason provided by the federal government. "When you're rejected because of your ethnicity or you're told you're not Black enough to receive this grant because it was for Black-led organizations that's very, very — it's disheartening," Allen said at a press conference on Wednesday. The church had applied for a grant from a $25-million federal program for organizations that serve Black Canadians, the Supporting Black Canadian Communities Initiative. On Tuesday, it received an email denying the application saying it didn't meet the eligibility requirements for Black leadership and governance. "Information provided did not meet this eligibility criteria or was insufficient to clearly demonstrate that the organization is led and governed by people who self-identify as Black," the email stated. In order to receive the grant, a third of the leadership of the organization has to identify as Black. All members of the church's trustee board are Black. The church dates back to the 1850s, and some of those who built it escaped slavery in the U.S. It's one of several congregations of the British Methodist Episcopal Church, including one built by Harriet Tubman in Niagara. The church is no longer in its original location in Windsor — the land was expropriated and the church moved in 1963. The current building is in need of upgrades, Allen explained. It had applied for about $98,000 last year to do retrofits including air conditioning and kitchen upgrades. "We're just trying to make the church and the community centre viable to keep their membership and maybe to grow some more," Rob Vidamour of restoration company Winmar said at the press conference. Windsor West MP Brian Masse is calling on Ahmed Hussen, minister of families, children and social development, to reconsider the application and apologize. He wrote a letter to the minister saying he couldn't comprehend how the application was denied on the basis that the church didn't meet the eligibility criteria. "We're making a strong appeal to the minister. If [the] Black community is going to be supported and it's going to be enhanced with government projects, you just can't pretend when there's mistakes. You just can't pass them off and that's what the department did here," he said. The church is among many organizations across the country speaking out after being deemed ineligible for the grant. An application by MH100, an after-school program for at-risk Black youth in Windsor-Essex, was also denied, with the government saying the organization didn't meet the criteria for Black leadership "I think they didn't really do their research enough. If they did their research, then they'd find out...who this organization is ran by," said executive director Mehari Hagos, who said he was caught off guard by the decision but added that mistakes happen. An application by Sandwich First Baptist Church in west Windsor is currently being reviewed. Minister issues apology So far, more than 90 projects have been approved under the program, representing up to $7 million in funding, including Underground Railroad churches in Hamilton and St. Catharines. Hussen, the minister responsible, recently apologized for the letters received by applicants. "The letter recently sent by my department to unsuccessful applicants for funding was completely unacceptable. As soon as it was presented to me, I quickly demanded a retraction and met with my officials to discuss how such a mistake could have happened in the first place," he said in a series of tweets last week. The BME church said it hasn't been given an alternative explanation for the rejection. A second email to the BME stated: "Employment and Social Development Canada did not receive the information required to move forward with your application." Hussen went on to say the government is taking "meaningful action" and being accountable. "We are committed to getting this right," he said.
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Farmer leaders on Thursday rejected an offer from the Indian government to suspend contentious agricultural reform laws for 18 months and set up a committee to look into their concerns about the legislation that have triggered the biggest farmers’ protests in years. Tens and thousands of farmers have been blocking key highways connecting the capital with the country’s north for nearly two months and have threatened to intensify their protest by organizing a massive tractor rally in New Delhi during Republic Day celebrations on Jan. 26. Angry farmers say the legislation passed by Parliament in September will lead to the cartelization and commercialization of agriculture, make farmers vulnerable to corporate greed and devastate their earnings.
Ontario is reporting 2,632 new cases of COVID-19 today and 46 more deaths linked to the virus. A technical issue from earlier this week was resolved, adding 102 cases from Toronto Public Health to today’s total. Health Minister Christine Elliott says there are 897 new cases in Toronto, 412 in Peel Region and 245 in York Region. She says there were 162 more cases in Ottawa and 118 in Waterloo Region. Ontario is reporting that nearly 70,300 tests were completed since the last daily update. The province says that 15,899 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine were administered since the last daily report. A total of 253,817 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the province so far. Ontario says 2,990 more novel coronavirus cases were resolved since the last daily update. A total of 247,564 Ontarians have had COVID-19 since the pandemic began, 215,887 cases have been resolved, and 5,614 people have died. This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 21, 2021. The Canadian Press