TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada will eventually be able to manufacture COVID-19 vaccines. Canada does not have domestic production but Trudeau expects to use vaccines made in Europe to vaccinate all Canadians who want to be vaccinated by September. He says the European Union is reassuring him that it will respect Canada’s contracts with Pfizer and Moderna. But Trudeau says Canada needs as much domestic capacity for vaccine production as soon as possible. Trudeau says two companies – Precision NanoSystems and Novavax – will manufacture vaccines in Canada eventually.
Novice and veteran canoers are invited to put a paddle in Rock Eagle Lake on Aug. 17 during this month’s Saturday at the Rock event.“Canoeing is a great way to spend a Saturday with the family,” said Kate Croswell, a program specialist with Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton. “Rock Eagle Lake provides the opportunity to see ospreys, beaver, deer, and may other many other beautiful species of wildlife.”The session costs $5 per person and will run from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Rock Eagle staff will accompany participants. Advanced registration is required. For more information, contact Jake Martin at (706) 484-2881 or email him at [email protected] Saturday at the Rock programs take place the third Saturday of each month, excluding December. A complete list of sessions can be found online at www.rockeagle4h.org/ee/community/SaturdayattheRock.html.
April 15, 2006 Regular News DNA testing bill modified Jan Pudlow Senior Editor With a unanimous vote and no debate, a last-minute revised bill doing away with DNA testing deadlines for those in prison trying to prove their innocence cleared its last committee and is headed to the House floor.The day after the State Administration Council’s March 29 vote in the House, Jennifer Greenberg, executive director of the Florida Innocence Initiative, called the new version troubling because it “removes two critical rights” for those trying to prove their innocence.Sen. Alex Villalobos, R-Miami, sponsor of SB 186, called the House version “wrong” and said he will not change his bill.“The truth is the truth, regardless of who it benefits or who it hurts. That is what the justice system is all about: seeking out the truth,” Villalobos said. “Some people will like it and some people won’t. You can’t pick and choose what you are going to use to benefit yourself. That is immoral. It seems like the House is trying to somehow say the truth is only important under certain circumstances. That’s wrong.”Last-minute changes to HB 61 sponsored by Rep. John Quiñones, R-Kissimmee, and Rep. Ellyn Bogdanoff, R-Ft. Lauderdale, concerned Greenberg, who said she was taken by surprise by what was changed with a strike-all amendment.“The DNA bill is going through the committees beautifully and is finally working toward creating an opportunity for the wrongfully incarcerated. Much of the good intention has been absolutely stripped from the House version,” Greenberg said. “It cannot be the final outcome with zero opportunity for debate and not one negative vote. I am perplexed and only hope we can get back to a bill that has a prayer of doing justice for citizens suffering the devastation of wrongful incarceration.”The two 11th-hour changes that upset Greenberg and Villalobos would eliminate the right of a defendant to ask for subsequent DNA testing if more sophisticated DNA tests become available, which has occurred in the past. It also removes the rights of defendants to use DNA testing to mitigate their sentences. Greenberg explained this becomes very important in situations when a co-defendant may have been involved in an underlying crime, such as burglary, but did not actually commit the rape or murder that puts them in prison for life, based on the testimony of a co-defendant who cuts a deal with the state.Asked about the last-minute changes, Quiñones and Bogdanoff both said they were suggested by House State Administration Council Chair Rep. Dan Brown, R-DeFuniak Springs.“There was concern in the committee that we could continue to ask for testing after testing after testing. So this change provided the ability to have the DNA test while at the same time not to continue on with the same petition,” Quiñones said.Bogdanoff said the changes were intended to address concerns about providing crime victims with finality, and keeping defendants from “getting a second bite of the apple.” It outlines a procedure for judges to ask defendants about DNA testing at the time of accepting pleas.Villalobos stressed that “finality for victims is when the guilty party pays for the crimes.”Bogdanoff said she believes Greenberg’s and Villalobos’ issues were “unintended consequences” that they still have time to address.“I wanted the bill to go through all the committees and go to the floor,” Quiñones said. “There may still be room for some compromising to do yet.”Florida Bar President-elect Hank Coxe voiced the Bar’s support of the general issue of doing away with the July 1 deadline for post-conviction testing contained in HB 61, because it falls under the umbrella of administration of justice. Coxe testified the bill would accomplish three things: True perpetrators of crime will be punished; the rights of the innocent will be addressed; public trust in the system will not be diminished.“It is, actually, the public trust above all that has brought this issue to a head,” testified Coxe, a criminal defense attorney.“And I say that because we recognize that we are as human in the judicial system as any other part of government or society as a whole. This addresses our human failures.” DNA testing bill modified
Bonnie J. Arnold, 88, Greensburg, Indiana, passed away on Monday, January 21, 2019 at the Arbor Grove Village in Greensburg. Born September 17, 1930 in Greensburg, Indiana, she was the daughter of Melvin T. and Stella F. (Hutchison) McNew. She was married to Robert N. Arnold on January 19, 1950 and he preceded her in death on September 4, 1989. Bonnie graduated from Greensburg High School. She worked for many years at the Greensburg Community Schools in the administration building. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, the Decatur County Hospital Auxiliary, Delta Theta Tau Sorority, The Eastern Star, and had been a volunteer for the American Heart Association. She is survived by two children, Lynda (Roger) Stipe, New Castle, OK, James (Joanie) Arnold, Milford; one sister, Glenda (Tom) Porter, Greensburg; grandchildren, Kimberly (Todd) Abshire, Joseph Stipe (fiancée Jennifer Bray), Shawna Arnold, Callie Arthur; great grandchildren, Seth Powers and Madison Powers, Rory, Nolynn, and Gavyn Abshire, Scottlynn Stipe, Landry Arthur; great great grandchild, Miles Aguilera. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 11:00 to 1:00 p.m. at the Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg. Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at the funeral home with Rev. Terry Canfield officiating. Interment will be held in the South Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.com
Last week I traveled on Mt. Lassen Motor Transit with our hosts Clair and Janice Morey and driver Troy, Bonnie Love, Don and Fran Smith, Robert and Sue Clawson, Phyllis Pine, Mary Johnson, Lucretia Betts, Carol Mieske, Dianne Davis from Red Bluff and Ray and Louise Crawford from Dairyville to visit two Washington National Parks.Joining us from Chico were Carolyn and Marilyn Sullivan, while Marge Wiar, Don Hinkle, Chis Bedell, Nancy Brown, Linda Carpenter, LeRoy and Beverly Neunfeld and Bob and …
Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Read Next Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Laurenz Victoria paced the Cardinals with 19 points and issued seven assists.It was the Cardinals’ first win since stunning Letran, 78-75, last July 11.“What can I say, it’s been a long time,” said Mapua coach Atoy Co. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Robert Bolick of San Beda for a layup as Armand Noah and Zach Nichols of Arellano U looks on , at the Filoil arena ,INQUIRER PHOTO/AUGUST DELA CRUZNow that it has sealed a twice-to-beat bonus in the Final Four in NCAA Season 93, San Beda is setting its sights on payback against Lyceum.That second-round clash happens on Oct. 19, but the Red Lions, who asserted their mastery of Arellano University, 83-72, on Thursday, have the Pirates on their crosshairs.ADVERTISEMENT Mondilla widens lead to 3 shots San Beda, Lyceum early favorites ahead of NCAA Season 93 PLAY LIST 02:12San Beda, Lyceum early favorites ahead of NCAA Season 9302:00NCAA Season 93 Preview: Lyceum Pirates03:13San Beda, Lyceum still title favorites for NCAA Season 9401:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games “The games we have right now will be preparation for Lyceum,” said San Beda coach Boyet Fernandez. “LPU is doing great. I will try to find ways to stop LPU.”The Pirates are on a 14-game winning run, with the Lions just a game behind with a 13-1 slate after rolling to a 12th straight win at the expense of the Chiefs, who kept the game close before fading in the final period at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutJeramer Cabanag came up with a breakout game, finishing with 14 points to match Jayvee Mocon’s output, while Robert Bolick and Donald Tankoua contributed 13 and 11 points, respectively.“They really prepared for us today,” said Fernandez, referring to the Chiefs, who came within 63-67 early in the fourth period, before the Lions dropped a 9-0 run to put away the contest. “It’s really our individual defense that worried me today.” MOST READ Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients The Lions nailed a twice-to-beat bonus for the 12th season running, but Fernandez hopes they can still finish the elimination round in the top spot, while preventing the Pirates from completing an 18-game sweep.“As what I’ve always said to my players, we only have to take good care of ourselves,” said Fernandez. “We cannot pray for other teams to lose, other teams to win. All we have to do is take care of ourselves and win our games. We have to take care of ourselves because we have to play LPU on October 19.”The Chiefs dropped to 5-9 and although they are still mathematically in the Final Four race, coach Jerry Codiñera’s squad can no longer afford to drop games.Earlier, Mapua University snapped an 11-game slide, while eliminating College of St. Benilde out of the Final Four race with a 79-69 victory.The Cardinals notched only their second win of the season after pulling away from a 69-all deadlock.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES
Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:31Go: Search for ‘perfect, honest man’ to lead PNP still on01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Read Next LATEST STORIES LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary The Lady Bulldogs, powered by do-it-all star Jaja Santiago, dumped the Far Eastern University, 25-22, 25-19, 19-25, 25-16, to capture the title via a historic nine-game sweep at FilOil Flying V Centre.With Santiago enjoying top-notch support in Risa Sato, Jorelle Singh, Aiko Urdas and Jasmine Nabor, NU made it back-to-back in the league’s college edition in a mighty show of force for the coming season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“It was great feeling, we were able to sweep all our matches,” said Santiago in Filipino. “Maybe we have already achieved the maturity that we need to achieve and we didn’t become overconfident.”The Lady Tamaraws missed their team captain Bernadeth Pons—who was on a beach volleyball duty—in the best-of-three finals series. National University completed a perfect run all the way to the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference championship Saturday night.ADVERTISEMENT As expected, Santiago ran away with the Most Valuable Player Award for her third straight MVP honor in the league.Earlier, Marck Espejo steered Ateneo to a sweep of Far Eastern University for the men’s title.Espejo fired 20 points for the Blue Eagles, who fashioned out a 25-21, 25-22, 25-16 triumph in Game 2 of their best-of-three title series.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Torre assured of Asian Seniors Chess crown BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients View comments Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH
Stags earn another shot Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. True enough, luck was on the Lady Oragons’ side as Kmezic and Shyrra Cabriana engineered an oozing rally that left the Lady Realtors grasping for form.After trailing by as many as six in the fifth set, 5-11, Cabriana unloaded a bomb from the service box to make it 8-11 before Kmezic delivered back-to-back kills to inch closer, 10-11.MJ Philips then committed an attack error in the ensuing play before Kmezic knocked down a kill and a block, followed by another ace by Cabriana to give the Lady Oragons the match point, 14-11.“Sinabi ko kay (Kmezic) ‘to spike hard.’ Ang laki nya eh. Pero baka naga-adjust pa sya kasi iba naman ang laro ng Asian sa European,” Tupaz said.Philips fired 21 kills, three blocks and two aces for 26 points while Canadian reinforcement Marisa Field had 15 markers for the Lady Realtors, who fell short despite the presence of new head coach Jerry Yee.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Rookie team Iriga City passed its first major test with flying colors as it survived a gritty Sta. Lucia Realty side, 15-25, 25-20, 22-25, 25-16, 15-13, in the Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga (PSL) Grand Prix Tuesday night at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Serbian reinforcement Tamara Kmezic was impressive down the stretch, carrying the Lady Oragons to their first victory in this prestigious club tourney bankrolled by Cignal, Mikasa, Senoh, Mueller, Grand Sport, Rebisco, Island Rose, Cloudfone, UCPB Gen and Asics.ADVERTISEMENT Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort MOST READ Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES Kmezic, the league’s tallest import at 6-foot-6, fired 26 kills for a conference-high total of 28 points while local star Grethcel Soltones and Japanese reinforcement Saama Miyagawa chipped in 15 and 10 points, respectively.But more than anything, it was Kmezic’s intimidating presence on both ends that helped the Lady Oragons in the crucial moments of the fifth set.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Sinabi ko sa kanila na kung mahina ang loob nyo, talo na tayo. So, dapat lumaban tayo hanggang sa dulo,” said Iriga City coach Parley Tupaz, whose wards crawled from a deep 5-11 hole in the fifth set en route to posting the morale-boosting victory in this tourney that has ESPN5 as official broadcast partner.“Siguro lucky lang. Pero step by step lang. Ganun talaga eh, since first-timer kami, tingin sa amin mababa lang. Kung sa sundalo, ikaw ang lowest kasi naguumpisa ka pa lang naman.” CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa View comments