Trudeau is an isolationist who has threatened Canada’s role as a middle power
Justin Trudeau has undone decades of Canadian diplomacy through his foreign policy failures.
While the Prime Minister speaks highly of his desire to engage with the rest of the world and be a global leader on issues like the environment or human rights, the result of his handling has had the opposite effect.
Health officials in Beijing have confirmed two cases of a new coronavirus today. An additional case has been reported in Shenzhen by authorities in the province of Guangdong. This is the first confirmation that the newfound virus has spread domestically beyond the central city of Wuhan. A city that all three carriers had recently visited according to authorities. China has reported 139 cases of pneumonia caused by a coronavirus. There have been three deaths due to the virus and there is now confirmation that it has spread past the city it was first identified in.
Over the weekend the Wuhan Municipal Health Commission received 136 new patients of those one person died, two are in critical condition and 33 are in serious condition. The new patients diagnosed Saturday and Sunday have brought the total number of people in China to 201. A giant leap from only 62 reported prior to the weekend. A total of 14 health care workers have now been infected as well as a result of treating infected patients.
The outbreak of this new strain has been identified by Chinese scientists a strain of coronavirus, coming from the same family as severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). So far the new virus has not shown death rates like SARS did back in 2002 and 2003 which killed 774 people in Asia and infected 8000 more. A new study by Imperial College London predicts the number of infections in Wuhan has likely been ‘grossly underestimated. What is more troubling still is that the country is getting ready to celebrate the Lunar New Year holiday later this week.
The new virus was originally determined to have “limited human-to-human transmission” however the overnight spike in patients suggests that the transmission might be easier than officials had once thought. Throughout the Lunar New Year Holiday, hundreds of millions of Chinese will travel across the country and overseas.
Last week, there were three cases reported outside of China with two in Thailand and one in Japan. All three cases have been linked back to Wuhan. South Korea announced earlier today that it also has one confirmed case of coronavirus.
China has set up temperature screenings at airports as well as several other Asian countries along with select cities in the U.S. One woman was detected by a temperature screening at Seoul’s Incheon International Airport of having the virus and has since been quarantined and remains in stable condition. The woman, a Wuhan resident was on vacation hoping to spend time in South Korea and Japan.
“I believe Chinese tourists will bring the virus to many other countries in Asia in the coming days, due to their overseas travels during the Lunar New Year holiday,” Professor David Hui Shu-Cheong, a respiratory expert at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, told CNN Monday.
“The detection of three cases outside China is worrying. We calculate, based on flight and population data, that there is only a 1 in 574 chance that a person infected in Wuhan would travel overseas before they sought medical care. This implies there might have been over 1,700 cases in Wuhan so far,” Imperial College London’s Neil Ferguson, a disease outbreak scientist, told CNN.
The infrared thermometers that have been installed at airports in Wuhan were only brought in five weeks after the onset of the outbreak. There have been countless passengers to come and go through Wuhan without screening prior to that, leaving officials worried that the gravity of the outbreak has yet to be understood.
I’m no fan of Bernie Sanders.
The fact that he straight-up calls himself a socialist at least deserves credit for honesty, as most on the left won’t admit to it, but that doesn’t change the fact that socialism is an incredibly dangerous and destructive ideology.
That said, the way CNN has treated his candidacy is a disgrace.
In the last Democratic debate, CNN ran a story based on “sources” claiming that Sanders had told fellow Democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren that “a woman couldn’t win.”
Bernie denied that claim repeatedly, and denied it again when he was asked about it at the debate. Yet, right after his denial, the CNN “moderator” asked Elizabeth Warren how she felt “when Bernie Sanders said a woman couldn’t win.”
CNN just flat-out ignored Sanders’ denial, choosing to side with one candidate against another and pretend that the unprovable claim of what Sanders supposedly said was somehow an iron-clad fact.
Additionally, CNN had been the network to push the story the most in the lead-up to the debate, making it seem like they were trying to keep it going to boost their own ratings, rather than actually just “report the news.”
The treatment of Sanders shows a clear anti-Bernie bias at CNN, and it’s reminiscent of the anti-Trump bias at the network.
Notably, while Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump are far apart on the political spectrum, there is some overlap in their willingness to condemn the corrupt system, represent what millions of previously-ignored Americans want, and “tell it like it is.”
Of course, that terrifies the establishment, so they try to destroy outsider candidates like Trump and Bernie.
At this point, it’s difficult to even consider CNN a news network. Instead, it’s a tool for the establishment elites to try and build a narrative to take down anyone who challenges the established order, and defeat anyone who starts to gain traction among millions of people who are fed-up with a system that wasn’t working for them.
And while Fox News gets attacked for being an “opinion network” rather than a news network, Fox actually has a much clearer delineation between facts and opinion. It’s pretty obvious when you’re watching a hard news segment on Fox, and it’s pretty obvious when you’re watching opinion. But on CNN, they pretend the whole thing is simply “news,” masquerading their clear bias as “covering events.”
So, the anti-Bernie bias at CNN is really part of a larger problem with much of the establishment media. It’s not about news. It’s about serving the elites at the expense of everyone else.
Space dog Laika. Harambe the Gorilla. And now, the bungee pig.
Three animals whose poor brains cannot comprehend what good they’ve done for society.
A Chinese theme park, which aren’t particularly known for their ethics and safety rules, made a live pig bungee jump to attract visitors to the park.
The south-west China park, called the Meixin Red Wine Town Park, dropped the hog a whopping 223 feet on Saturday.
The video, which gives new meaning to the expression “when pigs fly,” shows the nameless pig being dropped and squealing its lungs off.
The video also features behind the scene footage of how the park’s staff transported the pig up so many stairs.
The South China Morning Post reported a park spokesperson labelled the event as “just a bit of entertainment,” and that the animal was already going to be killed for Chinese New Year celebrations anyway.
“It’s our opening day today. We let the pig make the first jump because pork prices have been very high this year and recently they dropped a bit,” said the unnamed owner of the park.
The park was then at the receiving end of online criticism, to which they would eventually apologize.
“We sincerely accept netizens’ criticism and advice and apologize to the public,” said the park in a statement. “We will improve our marketing of the tourist site, to provide tourists with better services.”
A park spokesperson said the pig was slaughtered for food after the bungee jump.
The Post Millennial reached out to PETA for comment but hasn’t yet heard back from the animal rights organization.
Drone footage has captured what St. John’s looks like post blizzard. The province saw record breaking snowfall during Friday’s storm as certain areas even endured the biggest snow storm they have ever seen.
Some people have taken advantage of the situation and are enjoying the snow while it’s around.
Many cars ended up completely buried and even some doorways were snowed in.
Many brave people had to work non-stop through the storm in order to keep those around them safe. Among them were firefighters, nurses and police.
Danny Breen, the Mayor of St. John’s asked for residents to remain patient while the city deals with the aftermath of the storm.
“You’re not being forgotten. The first goal is to get all the roads to have one cut in them.” said Breen.