The Golden Globes has been under fire this past week after WarnerMedia joined Netflix, Amazon and other big production powerhouses in boycotting the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
There will be no winner of the NHL's Prince of Wales Trophy or Clarence S. Campbell Bowl this year. Steve Mayer, the league's chief content officer, told ESPN on Friday that the trophies won't be handed out. "There are going to be things we always will remember about this season, and one of them is that we never handed the (conference) trophies out," Mayer said.
Shareholder rights law firm Robbins LLP reminds shareholders that a purchaser of Peloton Interactive, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTON) filed a class action complaint against the Company and its officers and directors for alleged violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 between September 11, 2020 and April 16, 2021. Peloton provides interactive fitness products, including the Tread+ treadmill, which it launched in 2018.
Like many young hockey players, Conner Roulette’s 2020-21 hockey season was drastically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The inability to play a full season due to various pandemic restrictions was even more frustrating for Roulette, a member of Misipawistik Cree Nation in Manitoba, as it was also his pro draft year. Though he was unable to properly showcase his skills over several months before the National Hockey League’s Entry Draft this summer, where he is expected to be chosen, Roulette will still have some fond memories of the season. The highlight will undoubtedly be helping Canada capture the gold medal at the International Ice Hockey Federation world men’s under-18 hockey tournament. Canada defeated Russia 5-3 in the gold-medal match, which was held May 6. A pair of cities in Texas, Frisco and Plano, co-hosted the global event, which featured 10 teams. Roulette, a left winger who toils for the Seattle Thunderbirds of the Western Hockey League (WHL), contributed five points, including a pair of goals, in seven matches at the world tournament. The Canadians won all seven of the matches outscoring their opponents 51-12. “We had a group of a lot of confident guys,” said Roulette, who turned 18 on Thursday. Roulette, who is expected to be an early-round pick at the NHL draft scheduled for July 23-24, considered it an honour to participate in the prestigious tournament. “I was really fortunate to play there,” he said. “Even if we didn’t win there were so many world-class players there and it was a great experience.” Roulette also praised the professionalism of Hockey Canada officials, as well as its coaching and management teams. He said he didn’t have any safety concerns participating in a world tourney during a pandemic. “I knew Hockey Canada would do a good job (with safety protocols) and not have anything get in the way of our tournament,” Roulette said. Besides returning with some shiny hardware from the Texas event, Roulette also gained some new friends. The Canadian roster featured eight other WHL players, including some individuals Roulette frequently squares off against in league action. One individual in particular that Roulette formed a new bond with was Olen Zellweger, a defenceman with the WHL’s Everett Silvertips. Like the Thunderbirds, the Silvertips are based in the state of Washington, making Seattle and Everett fierce rivals. “We take a lot of pride in not liking the opposition,” Roulette said. “So there was a lot of chirping going on.” Though Roulette and Zellweger came together to help the Canadians win a world title, Roulette said things won’t change when they square off against each other next time on the ice. “But if I saw him off the ice, I’ll be his friend,” Roulette said. As for the rest of his hockey season, Roulette had plenty of ups and downs. For starters, the pandemic significantly pushed back the start of the WHL campaign. Instead of a 68-game regular season beginning last September, the league cut back to a 24-game season, which didn’t begin until February. And because of border regulations, the Thunderbirds were only allowed to play the four other American teams in the WHL during their season. The league also did not stage any playoffs. “It’s pretty frustrating but at the same time it’s all out of our control,” Roulette said of his draft season drastically impacted by the pandemic. “Everyone else in the world is dealing with it. And you have to deal with it and what you’re given.” This past fall, while he was waiting to see when the WHL would commence its season, Roulette did manage to play some games in his home province. Though they were still under WHL contracts, Manitoba-based players in the league were given permission to suit up for clubs in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL). The MJHL is a Junior A circuit considered one step below the WHL. Roulette, who lives in Winnipeg, hooked up with the Selkirk Steelers, a team based about a 30-minute drive from his home. “I took it upon myself and decided to try and play some games there,” he said. Though he had never played in the MJHL before, Roulette knew his league playing rights had been previously protected by the Swan Valley Stampeders. But once he determined he was no longer Stampeders’ property and was in essence considered a free agent by MJHL clubs, he could attempt to earn a roster spot wherever he pleased. “I knew a lot of the guys with the Selkirk team,” he said of his decision to join the Steelers. His time, however, with the Steelers was short-lived. Roulette played a Saturday night contest with the squad last October. After practicing with the Steelers for a week, he then played two more October contests. But the MJHL season was then ground to a halt when new pandemic measures were set. Earlier on in his teens Roulette was a member of Team Manitoba at two National Aboriginal Hockey Championships. He helped Manitoba win the bronze medal at the 2018 tournament in Membertou, N.S. And then the following year he was part of the Manitoba squad that captured the gold medal at the tourney staged in Whitehorse, Yukon’s capital. Windspeaker.com By Sam Laskaris, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Windspeaker.com, Windspeaker.com
The journalist has been seriously ill with coronavirus-related complications.
The clock is ticking on climate change and the stakes are high. We know most of the solutions for cutting carbon and much of what the future needs to look like. More than new solutions, we need a better way to align potential — across actors, sectors and systems. Cities are at the leading edge of developing and deploying the low-carbon solutions we need for a net-zero future.
FREDERICTON — Tensions are escalating between Parks Canada and the family of the late Jackie Vautour over who is the rightful owner of property in New Brunswick's Kouchibouguac National Park. Vautour staged a 50-year battle against expropriation of the land before his death in February of this year, claiming he was Métis-Acadian and the land is unceded Mi'kmaq territory. Parks Canada has written two letters since early April seeking to have Vautour's belongings removed from the property and accusing the family of trespassing. Following the first letter, Vautour's son, Edmond, called the efforts by Parks Canada just two months after his father's death "shameful." He turned down an offer by Parks Canada to move any structures and belongings from the land, and lawyer Michael Swinwood of the non-profit organization Elders Without Borders sent a letter to Parks Canada. The group describes itself as being dedicated to preserving the teachings of Indigenous elders. "Please be advised that we hereby put you on notice that nothing is to be disturbed at the residence of Mme. Yvonne Vautour in the unceded, unsurrendered Mi'kmaq territory," Swinwood wrote. "Elders Without Borders continues to act for Keptin Stephen Augustine, of the Mi'kmaq Grand Council, and will hold Parks Canada liable for any trespass on the Vautour land, and seek elevated damages should this notice not be adhered to." Augustine says the land is unceded Mi'kmaq territory, and he has told the Vautours they can continue to live on it. James Rossiter, a lawyer for Parks Canada wrote back to Elders Without Borders on April 29, to say Augustine's claim is an assertion of title and "final proof of the claim cannot be assumed and it not imminent." The issue is before the courts but at the earliest procedural stages. The Parks Canada letter goes on to say "occupation of the land in Kouchibouguac National Park at the site of the Vautour encampment" is illegal under the Canada National Parks Act and constitutes trespassing and a public nuisance. "With the passing of Mr. Vautour, so too has passed the basis for leniency with the continuation of unlawful occupation. Continued inaction by Parks Canada can no longer be supported," Rossiter wrote. Elders Without Borders responded to the second letter by warning Parks Canada against trying to remove property from the land and casting the federal agency as the occupier. "Any action by Parks Canada to act as an administrator of unceded and unsurrendered Indigenous lands will amount to trespass. Please govern yourselves accordingly," the organization wrote. Edmond Vautour has moved a trailer onto the property and said he plans to spend the summer and fall there with his mother and brother. He said he'll meet on Sunday with lawyers and representatives of 68 other families who were expropriated from the land. "We're going to have a good chat about the next steps we're going to do," he said in an interview this week. Parks Canada officials declined comment, referring to a public statement issued April 14. In the statement, the agency says it is seeking to honour the past while looking to the future of Kouchibouguac National Park. And it repeats the offer to help the Vautours remove their belongings from the park land. This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 14, 2021. Kevin Bissett, The Canadian Press
Across the country, Canadians are feeling the impact of COVID-19, on their families, their livelihoods, and their way of life. Together, Canada and Ontario are working to reduce the impact of the pandemic, ensure health and safety, rebuild businesses, and promote job creation, growth and investment.
NEW YORK, May 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- WHY: Rosen Law Firm, a global investor rights law firm, reminds purchasers of the securities of Intrusion Inc. (NASDAQ: INTZ) between January 13, 2021 and April 13, 2021, inclusive (the “Class Period”), of the important June 15, 2021 lead plaintiff deadline. SO WHAT: If you purchased Intrusion securities during the Class Period you may be entitled to compensation without payment of any out of pocket fees or costs through a contingency fee arrangement. WHAT TO DO NEXT: To join the Intrusion class action, go to http://www.rosenlegal.com/cases-register-2082.html or call Phillip Kim, Esq. toll-free at 866-767-3653 or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org for information on the class action. A class action lawsuit has already been filed. If you wish to serve as lead plaintiff, you must move the Court no later than June 15, 2021. A lead plaintiff is a representative party acting on behalf of other class members in directing the litigation. WHY ROSEN LAW: We encourage investors to select qualified counsel with a track record of success in leadership roles. Often, firms issuing notices do not have comparable experience or resources. The Rosen Law Firm represents investors throughout the globe, concentrating its practice in securities class actions and shareholder derivative litigation. Rosen Law Firm has achieved the largest ever securities class action settlement against a Chinese Company. Rosen Law Firm was Ranked No. 1 by ISS Securities Class Action Services for number of securities class action settlements in 2017. The firm has been ranked in the top 4 each year since 2013 and has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for investors. In 2019 alone the firm secured over $438 million for investors. In 2020, founding partner Laurence Rosen was named by law360 as a Titan of Plaintiffs’ Bar. Many of the firm’s attorneys have been recognized by Lawdragon and Super Lawyers. DETAILS OF THE CASE: According to the lawsuit, defendants throughout the Class Period made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (1) Intrusion’s Shield product was merely a repackaging of existing technology in the Company’s portfolio; (2) Shield lacked the patents, certifications, and insurance critical to the sale of cybersecurity products; (3) Intrusion had overstated the efficacy of Shield’s purported ability to protect against cyberattacks; (4) as a result of the foregoing, Intrusion’s Shield was reasonably unlikely to generate significant revenue; and (5) as a result of the foregoing, defendants’ positive statements about Intrusion’s business, operations, and prospects were materially misleading and/or lacked a reasonable basis. When the true details entered the market, the lawsuit claims that investors suffered damages. To join the Intrusion class action, go to http://www.rosenlegal.com/cases-register-2082.html or call Phillip Kim, Esq. toll-free at 866-767-3653 or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org for information on the class action. No Class Has Been Certified. Until a class is certified, you are not represented by counsel unless you retain one. You may select counsel of your choice. You may also remain an absent class member and do nothing at this point. An investor’s ability to share in any potential future recovery is not dependent upon serving as lead plaintiff. Follow us for updates on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-rosen-law-firm, on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rosen_firm or on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rosenlawfirm/. Attorney Advertising. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. ------------------------------- Contact Information: Laurence Rosen, Esq. Phillip Kim, Esq. The Rosen Law Firm, P.A. 275 Madison Avenue, 40th Floor New York, NY 10016 Tel: (212) 686-1060 Toll Free: (866) 767-3653 Fax: (212) 202-3827 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com www.rosenlegal.com
Perion Network Ltd. (NASDAQ:PERI) a global advertising technology company that delivers holistic solutions across the three main pillars of digital advertising – ad search, social media and display / video / CTV advertising – announced today that management will participate in the 16th Annual Needham Virtual Technology & Media Conference on Wednesday, May 19.
The six-wheeled robot is ready to make the hazardous descent to the surface of the Red Planet.
The rivers have been swelling for weeks in Brazil’s Amazon region, and residents in a town that bills itself as ‘The Venice of Amazonas’ traded motorcycles for canoes and are clambering atop fresh-laid planks inside their homes to stay dry. Anama, home to 14,000 people on a tributary of the Solimoes River that flows toward capital Manaus, is just one municipality of dozens in Amazonas state that has seen life upended by unusual rainfall. Amazonas’s civil defense secretariat on Thursday warned the flood could soon be biggest recorded in the last century, and said 350,000 people have already been affected.
Bolton and Bury councils are asking secondary schools and colleges to keep face coverings in place until further notice following a surge in cases.
NEW YORK, May 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The first technology release to Earthlings will be an automated cryptocurrency trading bot called zDrones v1.0. After observing the incredible opportunity that blockchain and crypto offer to evolve society on planet Earth, it's decided to synthesize the best A.I.s to help assist humans to achieve enormous financial gains in future industry markets. zDrone v1.0 will be planet Earth's first Smart NFT trading bot, an NFT that is smart because it is compatible and integratable with the ZooBDoo interface for humans, complete with primary functions that include algorithmic/automated trading, staking rewards and more. It will limit the supply of this Smart NFT to offer incredible rewards for our early adopters and contactees. zDrone Smart NFT holders become zBot Lords in the ZooBDoo ecosystem. A zBot Lord earns rewards when their zDrone(s) are staked. The platform's fundamental architecture is designed around gamification principles (rankings, rewards, team work, competitions). This will create a healthy ecosystem for our users to engineer the best trading strategies possible, a win-win for all Earthlings. As a zBot Lord, you will earn rewards when users stake (activate) your zDrone (in ZooBDoo Ecosystem Tokens or $ZBD). You will also have the opportunity to get ranked, win rewards and earn, and you can auction your custom settings or Algos as Smart NFTs. Plus, $ZBD is compatible with all industry leading exchanges, including: Binance, Coinbase Pro, Kraken, and Bitfinex. The primary source of energy is obtained from $ZBD, a precious material found throughout the cryptoverse. In the star system, this material is used both as a source of energy and form of currency. The $ZBD is at the heart of our ecosystem, and you can play and earn $ZBD at the ZooBDoo Arcade, featuring cryptoverse celebrity games such as Doge Space Adventures. Reserve your zDrone v1.0 Smart NFT here. About ZooBDoo ZooBDoo, is a super intelligence from the ZooBDoo galaxy. Primary functions include building A.I.s to assist the evolution of the human race. For more information or interview requests, please reach out to: Media Contact Company: ZooBDoo Contact: Jason Schlager E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.zoobdoo.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Zoobdoo_?s=03 SOURCE: ZooBDoo
A man and a woman are facing gun-related charges as a result of a recent Windsor police investigation. According to a media release on Thursday, police obtained a warrant and searched a home on Pierre Avenue on Wednesday night. "As a result of the search, officers located illegal firearms, ammunition, prohibited magazines and a homemade silencer," the police service said. Windsor police have released an image of evidence seized in a firearms investigation that resulted in two arrests.(Windsor Police) Two suspects were arrested without incident, police said. A 24-year-old man is facing numerous firearms related charges including possession of a firearm while prohibited and and possession of a prohibited device. There are six separate charges and 30 counts among them. A 27-year-old woman is facing nine counts in total with most of the charges related to firearms or ammunition. More from CBC Windsor:
Several states immediately and enthusiastically embraced new guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention t hat say fully vaccinated Americans no longer need to wear masks indoors or out in most situations. But other states and cities and some major businesses took a wait-and-see attitude Friday amid questions of whether the new stand is safe or workable, given that there is no easy way to know who has been vaccinated and who hasn't. The guidelines essentially leave it up to people to do the right thing. Labor groups and others warned that employees at stores, restaurants and other businesses could be left exposed to the coronavirus from customers and could be forced into the unwanted role of “vaccination police.” Several major chains, including Home Depot and grocer Kroger Co., announced that they would keep mask mandates in place for now. But Sean Weinberg took down mask signs Friday at Restaurant Alba in Malvern, Pennsylvania, which he runs with his wife. He also emailed his employees to let them know they can forgo masks at work if they are fully vaccinated. “It’s just a headache we don’t want to have to fight any more,” he said of the mask requirement. On an earnings call, Disney CEO Bob Chapek described the new guidelines as “very big news" and hinted that there could be a change to the mask requirement at Disney parks in the near future. “Particularly, if anybody’s been in Florida in the middle of summer with a mask on. That could be quite daunting,” Chapek said. “So we think that’s going to make for an even more pleasant experience.” The announcement sent airline stocks soaring, though the CDC guidance still calls for masks in crowded indoor settings such as planes, buses, trains, hospitals, prisons and homeless shelters, and says people should obey local and state regulations. States such as Michigan, Nevada, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Kentucky, Washington and Kansas announced plans to fall in line with the CDC guidance either immediately or in the coming weeks. In a video statement, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said the new approach makes clear that vaccines are the fastest way to get back to doing the things “we all love.” Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear called the guidance a “gamechanger." “This is a heck of a benefit,” Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said. “People who have been annoyed by this mask ... that shot is a ticket to freedom from masks.” Other states, such as Massachusetts, Maine and Rhode Island, were waiting, though a spokesperson for Republican Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker said an update was coming “in the near future." California’s Department of Public Health said it was still reviewing the guidelines. “I think this is early,” Marin County Public Health Officer Dr. Matt Willis said on San Francisco’s KGO-TV. “Frankly, the idea of people not covering their faces indoors when they’re gathered together, it’s concerning that there would be ongoing transmission.” The president of the American Federation of Teachers, Randi Weingarten, said the 1.7 million-member union is still trying to sort out what the change means. Many schools already had been ditching mask orders in recent weeks. Republican Rep. Dusty Johnson, South Dakota’s lone congressman, marked the announcement by sharing a video demonstrating how cast-off masks can now be used for things like suit pocket handkerchiefs, bookmarks or beer cozies. “It seems too wasteful to just throw them away,” he said. “I think I’ll have my mother make them into a quilt.” And Shelby Lofton, a reporter for WKYT-TV in Lexington, Kentucky, quipped in a tweet: “So, I guess I’ll start wearing lipstick again. Also need to work on my poker face.” Elsewhere, the announcement didn't mean much because many states and cities already had dropped mask requirements in recent weeks amid improving virus numbers. The tourist town of Branson, Missouri, did so early last month after voting out several mask supporters. “I think it just further supports the decision we made to lift the mask mandate," said newly elected Mayor Larry Milton. “It was dividing our community. We heard loud and clear from voters that they wanted the mask mandate repealed." The CDC and the Biden administration have faced pressure to ease restrictions on fully vaccinated people — those who are two weeks past their last required dose — in part to highlight the benefits of the shots and motivate other people to get inoculated. Nearly 47% of the U.S. population has received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and almost 36% is fully vaccinated. Virus cases have dropped to their lowest level since September, at an average of about 35,000 a day, and have fallen by almost one-third in just the past two weeks. Deaths have plummeted to about 620 a day on average, a level not seen since July of last year. In Kansas, Richard Ranzau, who has emerged in recent weeks as a leading opponent of masks in schools in the Wichita area and formerly served on the county commission, said the announcement was overdue. “If you don’t have confidence in the vaccine then why are you getting vaccinated? At this point everyone, at least here in Kansas, everyone has had the opportunity,” he said. In making the announcement, CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky noted that the vaccine has proved powerfully effective in preventing serious COVID-19 illness. She cited evidence that infections in people who have gotten their shots tend to be milder, shorter and harder to spread to others. Occasional cases of the fully vaccinated becoming infected have raised concerns, though. The New York Yankees announced before Thursday's game that shortstop Gleyber Torres tested positive despite being fully vaccinated and having previously contracted the virus during the offseason. Seven fully vaccinated coaches and staff members also tested positive. ____ Associated Press writers Sara Burnett in Chicago and Rachel La Corte in Olympia, Washington, contributed to this report. Heather Hollingsworth And Stephen Groves, The Associated Press
ABC's Black-ish is officially coming to an end. On Friday, the show's creator, Kenya Barris, announced that the hit family comedy starring Tracee Ellis Ross and Anthony Anderson has been renewed for its eighth and final season.
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the stepped-up fighting between Israel and Gaza's militant Hamas rulers (all times local): ___ UNITED NATIONS -- The U.N. chief is appealing for an immediate halt to fighting between Gaza and Israel. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned on Friday that the conflict could "unleash an uncontainable security and humanitarian crisis and to further foster extremism,” not only in the Palestinian territory and Israel but also elsewhere in the region. A U.N. spokesman said Guterres is urging the parties to allow mediation efforts to intensify and end the fighting more quickly. Stephane Dujarric says the U.N. is “actively involved” in those mediation efforts. Guterres also reiterated his commitment to support Palestinians and Israelis in resolving the conflict, including through the so-called Quartet of Middle East mediators — the U.N., the U.S., the European Union and Russia. —- RAMALLAH, West Bank — The number of Palestinians killed by Israel in the occupied West Bank has risen to 10. That's according to Palestinian health officials after rising tensions signaled a new wave of violence from the Israel-Gaza confrontation. Earlier, seven were reported killed on Friday. Then the Palestinian health ministry reported the death of an eighth man, shot in the head in al-Rihiya. He was taken to Yatta Governmental Hospital. Later on Friday evening, health officials said a ninth Palestinian was killed in Salem and a tenth died after being shot by live bullets in the head in Asira al-Qibliya, near the city of Nablus. Those deaths come hours after after the Israeli army reported that one person was killed after attempting to stab an Israeli soldier. That came after six other Palestinians were killed by Israeli army fire in the occupied West Bank earlier in the day. The West Bank violence signals a new wave of unrest there as part of the Israel-Gaza escalation. ___ BEIRUT — A Lebanese police official and the country's official news agency say a Lebanese protester who was hit when Israeli troops fired shots at the Lebanese-Israeli border has died of his wounds. The official said the 31-year-old protester died on Friday, a few hours after he was shot at the border where Palestinian and Lebanese youth had gathered as part of a rally against the Israeli military campaign in Gaza. A small group of them later crossed the border into Israel, triggering the shooting. The Israeli military says troops fired warning shots toward the group after they sabotaged the fence and crossed over briefly. There was no immediate comment from Lebanese officials or the military on the incident. The police official spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations. —Zeina Karam in Beirut ___ GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israeli aircraft have leveled a multistory building housing a bank affiliated with the Hamas militant group in Gaza City. It was the third Hamas bank destroyed in Israeli airstrikes in this week's deadly escalation and fighting. The Israeli military also said on Friday that it had struck Hamas weapons production and naval sites in recent strikes on the Gaza Strip. The Hamas armed wing released a video showing what they said was a drone attack the group launched targeting an Israeli chemical plant near a kibbutz in southern Israel. There was no immediate comment from the Israeli army on the drone attack. —- JERUSALEM — The number of Palestinians killed in the West Bank has risen to seven. The Israeli army says one was killed after attempting to stab a soldier. Palestinian health officials confirmed that death and said six other Palestinians were killed by Israeli army fire in the occupied West Bank. The health ministry said five were killed in stone-throwing clashes with Israeli forces in several locations, and a sixth was killed during an attempt to stab an Israeli soldier on Friday. A seventh was killed in Nablus. The West Bank violence comes as Israel unleashed a heavy barrage of tank fire and airstrikes on the Gaza Strip on Friday. Israel said it was clearing a network of militant tunnels ahead of a possible ground invasion. The West Bank violence signals a new wave of unrest there as part of the Israel-Gaza escalation. ___ PRAGUE — The Israeli flag has been flying over the seat of the Czech presidency. A spokesman said on Friday that Czech President Milos Zeman has ordered the flag flown over the Prague Castle as “a sign of unequivocal support and solidarity” with Israel during its clash with militant Hamas leaders in Gaza. It was Zeman's latest statement of support for Israel during the current round of violence. He had previously stood by Israel in a letter to his Israeli counterpart, President Reuven Rivlin. The Czech Republic has been one of Israel's staunchest allies in the European Union. ___ ISTANBUL — Hundreds of Muslims in Turkey have rallied, urging Palestinians to “continue resistance” against Israel. They shouted support for militant Hamas leaders on Friday at a symbolic funeral prayer for Palestinians killed in the spate of violence this week between Israel and the Gaza Strip. About 300 Muslims at the event hollered slogans in Turkish, including “Greetings to Hamas, continue resistance.” They called on Turkish soldiers to go to Gaza to help fight Israel and sang of the domed mosque in contested Jerusalem: “Al-Aqsa will be saved if blood flows in streams.” Some also waved Palestinian flags and chanted slogans in Arabic. People in Turkey have been demonstrating against Israel this week, gathering without much interference from the police despite a strict lockdown to curb COVID-19 infections. ___ JERUSALEM — Israeli defense forces have fired warning shots toward a group of protesters who crossed from Lebanon as part of a rally against the Israeli campaign in Gaza. The army said some two dozen Palestinian and Lebanese youth had gathered at the border gate separating the two countries for a protest on Friday. A few of those involved crossed the border into Israel. The Israeli army says the group sabotaged the fence and set a fire in the area before returning to Lebanese territory. Al-Manar TV station, owned by Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group, said one Lebanese person was wounded in the incident. The report could not be immediately confirmed. The Lebanese military had no comment. ___ JERUSALEM — Israel’s army says a soldier has shot and killed a Palestinian who tried to ram his car into a military post in the occupied West Bank, then got out and attempted to stab the soldier. The incident took place on Friday north of the city of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank. The Palestinian health ministry confirmed the death, but no other details were immediately available. Rights groups have complained about past shootings of Palestinians by the Israeli military under questionable circumstances. In recent years, Palestinians have carried out a series of stabbings, shootings and car-ramming attacks that have killed or wounded Israeli soldiers and civilians. Military checkpoints in the West Bank are a frequent target. The military, responding to criticism of excessive force against Palestinians, say soldiers must make split-second decisions in life-or-death situations. ___ JERUSALEM — Israeli Justice Minister Benny Gantz has called on the chiefs of big social media platforms to quickly remove content from their sites that incites violence or spreads disinformation. A spokesman for Gantz said he told executives of Facebook and Tik Tok during a Zoom meeting Thursday that the current round of violence is being “intentionally stirred through social media by extremist elements” sworn to damage Israel. Gantz called the current round of fighting, “a moment of social emergency, and we expect your assistance.” The spokesman said the executives expressed their commitment to act quickly and effectively to prevent incitement on their networks. ___ JERUSALEM — The head of Israel’s Shin Bet says the service won’t tolerate ethnic violence “by Arabs nor by Jews” after nightly clashes this week in some of the country’s cities. Chief Nadav Argaman said Friday that Shin Bet “will not allow violent lawbreakers to carry out terrorism on the streets of Israel." He spoke after consecutive nights of apparent revenge attacks by Arab and Jewish mobs in Lod, Jaffa, Haifa and elsewhere inside Israel. Argaman said Shin Bet is working with Israeli police and Border Patrol in those mixed cities. The effort is aimed at identifying, catching and prosecuting “whoever tries to hurt Israeli citizens, Jews and Arabs, until peace returns to the streets of the country.” ___ BERLIN - Chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokesman says Germany won’t tolerate anti-Semitic demonstrations amid tensions in the Middle East. Anti-Israel protests in several cities this week have drawn concern and condemnation, particularly a protest outside a synagogue in Gelsenkirchen. A video showed dozens of protesters waving Palestinian and Turkish flags and yelling expletives about Jews. Merkel spokesman Steffen Seibert said Friday that “anyone who uses such protests to scream their hatred of Jews is abusing the right to demonstrate.” He added that “our democracy will not tolerate anti-Semitic demonstrations.” Seibert said Merkel condemns Hamas' ongoing firing of rockets at Israel and “nothing can justify such terror.” He said the rocket attacks must stop immediately. In neighboring Austria, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz tweeted that the Israeli flag was raised over his office on Friday as a signal of solidarity. —— DHAKA, Bangladesh — Thousands of Muslims led by activists from an Islamic political party have demonstrated in Bangladesh’s capital to denounce attacks by Israel against Palestinians. After the end of Eid al-Fitr prayers at Dhaka’s main Baitul Mokarram Mosque Friday, activists from the Islamic Andolan Bangladesh, or Islamic Movement Bangladesh, began protesting and were joined by thousands of others. Muslim-majority Bangladesh celebrated the key festival in a subdued manner after the government urged people to avoid large gatherings. Authorities arranged prayers in phases at the Baitul Mokarram Mosque, where devotees maintained distancing to avoid spreading the coronavirus. Afterward, protesters crowded together outside, carrying signs reading “Boycott terrorist state Israel” and chanting “Down with Israel.” The current eruption of violence between Israelis and Palestinians began a month ago in contested Jerusalem. The clash surged on Monday into the most severe outburst of hostilities since the 2014 Gaza war. —- GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Palestinians living along Gaza's northern and eastern borders are fleeing intense Israeli bombardment. Families toting supplies sought refuge on Friday in temporary shelters in central Gaza City as Israeli artillery pounded northern Gaza in an attempt to destroy a vast network of militant tunnels. The assault brought the front lines closer to dense civilian areas and paved the way for a potential ground invasion. Fleeing families arrived in pickup trucks, on donkeys and by foot at schools run by the United Nations, hauling pillows and pans, blankets and bread. Men lugged large plastic bags and women carried infants on their shoulders, cramming into classrooms. One mother who fled to a downtown school with her children said "nothing remains for us” back home in the northern town of Beit Lahiya. Her son, Othman, said he had felt the family's house “shake up and down,” adding that “everyone was running.” The Associated Press
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Prime minister rejects calls to jab all young adults in hotspots in favour of speeding up second doses for older people – across the country