PETALING JAYA: From BPN 2.0 payments to BitCoin plunges, check out The Star's top stories from Jan 11 to Jan 17,2021. He said the group would invest RM3 million to retrofit the plant to enable the production of the vaccine. Its minister, Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Abdul Aziz, said payments to the B40 and M40 groups would be credited directly into their bank accounts starting Jan 21 and Jan 25, respectively. Since its inception, we have processed close to 50,000 orders, and have more than 4,400 merchants on our platform. Hence, just by this count alone, Malaysia's HSR is not a cheap line to be built in the first place.
January 18, 2021 03:45 UTC
Twitter on Sunday temporarily suspended the account of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, the Republican U.S. congresswoman from Georgia who has expressed racist views and support for QAnon conspiracy theories online. Greene's account was suspended "without explanation," she said in a statement, while also condemning Big Tech companies for "silencing" conservative views. Twitter responded to the tweet, and others, with a message that called the election fraud claim "disputed," and saying it posed "a risk of violence." And while some praise social media crackdowns, experts warn of the potential dangers when powerful companies police public discourse. As of Jan. 12, Twitter had also suspended more than 70,000 accounts associated with QAnon as it attempted to rein in harmful activity ahead of the presidential inauguration.
January 18, 2021 00:57 UTC
Search and rescue crews near 100 Mile House are commending the actions of a 17-year-old, who dug a snow cave to stay warm and safe after getting lost snowmobiling. He had driven his snowmobile down steep terrain, but was unable to climb back out of the area to rejoin his family. Val Severin, search manager with South Cariboo Search and Rescue, said what happened next contributed to the teen being safely found and reunited with his family. Severin says digging a deep pit in the snow was the right thing to do. South Cariboo Search and Rescue volunteers were able to find the teen by about 10:30 p.m. and reunited him with his family at midnight.
January 18, 2021 00:22 UTC
U.S. president-elect Joe Biden has indicated plans to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline permit via executive action on his first day in office, sources confirmed to CBC News on Sunday. The words "Rescind Keystone XL pipeline permit" appear on a list of executive actions supposedly scheduled for Day 1 of Biden's presidency. The Biden team has announced plans to sign dozens of executive orders in the incoming president's first few days in office. WATCH | Would Biden cancel Keystone XL? Would Biden cancel Keystone XL?
January 17, 2021 23:37 UTC
BOSTON - Julius Randle had 20 points with 12 rebounds, and RJ Barrett added 19 points and 11 rebounds and the New York Knicks beat the Boston Celtics 105-75 on Sunday to end a five-game losing streak. Jaylen Brown scored 25 points for Boston. The Celtics had the best record in the Eastern Conference after winning five in a row but suffered their biggest blowout and lowest-scoring output of the season. Fellow Celtics All-Star Jayson Tatum missed his second straight game with COVID-19. BULLS 117, MAVERICKS 101DALLAS (AP) — Lauri Markkanen had 29 points and 10 rebounds, and Garrett Temple scored 15 of his season-high 21 points in the second quarter to help Chicago end a four-game losing streak.
January 17, 2021 22:30 UTC
Toronto police are searching for a man wanted in connection with the city's first homicide of the year and are asking for the public's help. Police say a 25-year-old American man, Mohamed Jeylani, of Minnesota, was stabbed to death in Scarborough on Jan. 13. Police say they found Jeylani suffering from a traumatic injury and he was pronounced dead in hospital soon after. On Sunday, police identified 24-year-old Guled Mohamad as a suspect and released a photo of the Toronto man. Police say Mohamad is considered armed and dangerous.
January 17, 2021 22:22 UTC
25 Washington State that forced overtime for a 68-66 victory Sunday. Osborne had 11 points in overtime as UCLA (8-2, 6-2 Pac-12) won its third in a row. The Bruins improved to 33-0 overall at home against Washington State. “It’s never fun to come this close and lose,” Washington State coach Kamie Ethridge said. Loading... Loading... Loading... Loading... Loading... Loading...UCLA: Plays Friday at No.
January 17, 2021 22:01 UTC
2:43A week after the rally, Trump was impeached by the House of Representatives, becoming the first U.S. president ever to be impeached twice. No campaign staff members were involved in the organization or operation of the rally, according to the statement. It said that if any former employees or independent contractors for the campaign took part, "they did not do so at the direction of the Trump campaign." Trump campaign aides tried to hide connectionsThe AP's review found at least three of the Trump campaign aides named on the permit rushed to obscure their connections to the demonstration. She worked as director of finance operations for the Trump campaign, according to her LinkedIn profile.
January 17, 2021 21:46 UTC
HOUSTON - James Harden forced his way out of Houston without bringing the Rockets an NBA title. Now that he’s in Brooklyn, the Rockets hope the huge haul of draft picks they received in the trade will allow them to chase championships in the future. “In the NBA, picks — especially high picks — are the best currency. In eight full seasons with Harden, the Rockets never missed the playoffs and reached the Western Conference finals twice. Loading... Loading... Loading... Loading... Loading... Loading...“My goal for this season is to win and win and win and win some more,“ he said.
January 17, 2021 21:30 UTC
The mayor of Cornwall, Ont., and the grand chief of the nearby Mohawk community are both denouncing unfriendly notes recently left on the windshields of cars with out-of-province licence plates. "There are people in Akwesasne who have Quebec, Ontario, New York plates," Mayor Bernadette Clement said. Clement said she first heard about the notes last week after city councillor Todd Bennett posted a photo of one on Facebook. Bennett, who works at the city's Farm Boy grocery store, had seen the note posted on a car in the parking lot and recognized it as a vehicle from the Akwesasne Mohawk Territory. Cornwall, Ont., Mayor Bernadette Clement said she hoped people would raise any complaints with elected officials rather than taking matters into their own hands.
January 17, 2021 21:23 UTC
CUPE NL president, Sherry Hillier, says she has no doubt government reached a tentative agreement with them and two other unions because they were close to calling an election. NLTA less critical of timingMeanwhile, teachers, who also struck a tentative agreement with the province last week, were less critical of the timing of the tentative agreements with government. (Sherry Vivian/CBC)Ingram also can't say whether they will recommend that members accept the tentative deal, until after their branch presidents meet later this month. The tentative agreement, which affects 7,000 members of the NLTA, includes a salary increase and changes to post-employment benefits for new employees. Allied Health Professionals also struck a tentative deal with the province, which includes a salary increase and changes to post-employment benefits for new employers.
January 17, 2021 21:14 UTC
Organizers of a planned rally in support of farmers in India say the event was unfairly shut down before it could begin in Surrey on Saturday. Event volunteer Pindie Dhaliwal wrote in the statement that RCMP "unfairly targeted and unnecessarily undermined a protest planned in compliance with public health orders." "This was an event that took safety measures and provincial health orders seriously but was arbitrarily and unjustly shut down by the Surrey RCMP even before any opportunity for alleging non-compliance arose," McDermott said. RCMP cite concerns around gatheringElenore Sturko, a spokesperson for Surrey RCMP, said police moved to shut down the protest upon hearing that it would feature a stage and food vendors, which raised concerns about people leaving their vehicles and congregating. "It doesn't mean that we're getting rid of the right to protest in Surrey.
January 17, 2021 20:48 UTC
Ten tickets were given out to people violating public health orders by gathering at a rally in Steinbach, Man., on Saturday afternoon to rail against those very pandemic restrictions, RCMP say. Under current pandemic restrictions, in-person gatherings of more than five people are outlawed. RCMP officers were at a rally in Steinbach on Saturday, where more than 100 people gathered in protest and violation of pandemic restrictions. In November 2020, the test positivity rate in Steinbach climbed to a peak of 40 per cent , public health officials said. As of Sunday, there were only 12 active cases in the Steinbach health district, according to the province's online data portal .
January 17, 2021 20:11 UTC
An 18-year-old is facing a second-degree murder charge following the death of a woman on Ermineskin Cree Nation in early December. Maskwacis RCMP were called to assist EMS at a residence in the the central Alberta community at about 1:50 p.m. on Dec. 9, 2020. Police say first responders found a woman who was already deceased and who appeared to have been injured. The major crimes unit took over the investigation, and on Jan. 15 arrested and charged an 18-year-old man with second-degree murder in the case. Police say he was taken into custody at his residence on Ermineskin Cree Nation without incident.
January 17, 2021 19:20 UTC
So I wanted the whole album to kind of sound like from the perspective of the Mr. Bad Guy kind of deal." But first he needed to find a way to get Kowboy Mike Hughes of Red Rock Wrestling on board. So he's leaving me some pretty angry voicemails on the album," Robbins said. If you're going to make a move, if you're going to make a sound, it should be emphasized and bigger and better than you thought or it should be originally. "You're working an angle, you're working the camera, the audience.… If you're going to make a move, if you're going to make a sound, it should be emphasized and bigger and better than you thought or it should be originally."
January 17, 2021 19:07 UTC