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New vaccination recommendation in Canada; Capitol riot investigation scheduled: On the news February 16

Check out The News for a recap of The Canadian Press stories to help fuel your day. Here’s what’s on our editors’ radar for the morning of February 16 … What We’re Watching in Canada … There is new guidance from Canada’s National Advisory Committee on Immunization that says adults from racially motivated communities disproportionately from Affected by the COVID -19 pandemic should be prioritized for shots in the second phase of the vaccination campaign. Basic workers unable to do their jobs from home moved to the second phase instead of focusing on health workers with lower risk jobs. The second phase is expected to begin this spring after the provinces vaccinate all care home workers and residents, adults 70 and older, frontline health workers and adults in indigenous communities. The list of groups who should receive COVID-19 vaccines in the second phase includes people between the ages of 60 and 69, racial adults from groups disproportionately affected by COVID-19, key workers, first-aiders, carers and residents, and staff of gatherings in shared apartments including homeless shelters, prisons and migrant workers’ quarters. The committee added a third tier to its vaccination recommendations that included those aged 16 to 59 with underlying conditions, those aged 50 to 59 without underlying conditions, and health workers and key workers who were not shot in earlier rounds. The new recommendations prioritize racialized adults from groups disproportionately affected by the pandemic over some older non-racialized people. Health authorities in the provinces and territories decide who will be vaccinated first. — That too … After a lawsuit against him was dropped, Toronto Raptors President Masai Ujiri says he will continue to fight for equality outside the courts. In a statement Monday, Ujiri thanked the Raptors players, staff, owners and fans for standing with him throughout the lawsuit that arose out of an argument with a California law enforcement officer at the 2019 NBA Finals in Oakland, California . The lawsuit was filed by Alameda County’s deputy sheriff’s Alan Strickland and his wife Kelly were dropped on Wednesday, as was a counterclaim filed by Ujiri. “I have decided that my fight is not a legal one,” Ujiri said in the statement. “Now the challenge is this: what can we do to stop another man or woman from being in front of a judge or behind bars for having committed no crime other than being black? That is the work to which each of us must commit, every day. ” A video from Ujiri of the incident, taped in August when videos of the incident were circulating, was posted on the Raptors’ Twitter feed on Monday. “When I look at this, I ask: Who are we as humans?” Says Ujiri in the video. “Who are we as humans?” It depends on human decency. “— What we are watching in the US … Congress will set up a 9/11 style independent commission to investigate the deadly insurrection, which took place in the US Capitol. House spokeswoman Nancy Pelosi said in a letter Monday that the commission is “investigating and investigating the facts and causes related to the terrorist attack on the United States’ Capitol complex on January 6, 2021 will report on it – and in connection with the interference in the peaceful transfer of power. “” Following the acquittal of former President Donald Trump in his second impeachment trial against the Senate, support for an independent commission to investigate the deadly uprising by both parties seemed to increase. The investigation into the riots was already planned. The Senate hearings in the Senate Committee are scheduled for later this month. Pelosi, D-Calif., Retired Lieutenant General Russell Honore urged an immediate review of the Capitol security process. In her letter on Monday, Pelosi said, “From his findings and the impeachment process, it is clear that we need to know the truth about how this happened.” Legislators from both parties, speaking on Sunday’s news broadcast, signaled that more inquiries were likely. Saturday’s Senate ruling by a majority of 57-43, which was 10 votes below the two-thirds required to convict Trump, sparked debate over the guilty of the former Republican’s president for the January 6 attack hardly to a standstill. “There should be a full investigation into what happened,” said Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy, one of seven Republicans who voted in favor of Trump. “What was known, who knew and when they knew, all of that, because that forms the basis so that this will never happen again.” — What we’re seeing in the rest of the world … Passengers arriving at London’s Heathrow Airport were escorted by security guards to buses that took them to nearby hotels on Monday when the newly established British quarantine hotels welcomed their first guests. Some of the travelers said they tried and failed to get to the UK before Monday to avoid the quarantine that was put in place when the government tried to prevent new coronavirus variants from derailing their vaccination campaign. Zari Tadayon, who had flown from Dubai to Heathrow and was taken to the Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel near the airport, said she was hoping to be allowed to quarantine at her London home. She said she felt “awful” about the 10-day forced hotel stay. “How I’ll deal with it I don’t know. It’ll be difficult,” she said. The UK has given a first dose of coronavirus vaccine to nearly a quarter of its population, but health officials fear vaccines may not work as well on some new strains of the virus, including one first identified in South Africa. Under the new rules, UK and Irish residents coming to England from 33 high-risk countries must stay in designated hotels for 10 days at their own expense and have meals delivered to their doorstep. In Scotland, the rule applies to arrivals from any country. International travel has already been slowed down by the pandemic, and the British are currently prohibited from vacationing overseas. However, critics say the UK quarantine hotels are being set up too late as the South African variant is already in circulation in the UK. On this day in 1984 … the Quebec speed skater Gaetan Boucher completed the largest Canadian solo exhibition at the Olympic Games. Boucher added the 1,500-meter gold medal in Sarajevo to his gold in the 1,000-meter gold and his bronze in the 500-meter gold. Boucher won silver in the 1,000-meter gold medal at the 1980 Lake Placid, NY Games. Prince Harry and the Duchess of Sussex will be speaking to Oprah Winfrey in a prime time television interview on CBS next month. It’s the couple’s first major television interview since Harry and Meghan Markle stepped down from royal duties and bought a home in the United States last year. The 90-minute “Oprah with Meghan and Harry: A CBS Primetime Special” will air on March 7, CBS announced on Monday. Winfrey knows the couple well. She attended their wedding in 2018 and lives near her in Montecito, California. “Winfrey will speak to Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, in a comprehensive interview that will cover everything from entering into life as a king, marriage, motherhood and philanthropic work, how she deals with life under heavy public pressure,” said CBS. “The two are later joined by Prince Harry as they discuss their move to the US and their future hopes and dreams for their growing family.” On Sunday, a spokesman for Meghan and Harry confirmed they were expecting a second child. Their first son, Archie, was born in 2019. — ICYMI … A vegan version of the legendary KitKat chocolate bar is being developed by Nestle. The Switzerland-based company did not reveal the exact formula for the new treat, which is said to be known as KitKat V, in its announcement on Monday. However, it said it will “soon have a delicious plant-based option that strikes the perfect balance between the two.” crispy waffle and smooth chocolate that people know and love. “The company has already introduced plant-based alternatives to dairy products made from rice, oats, soy, coconut, peas, and almonds, which are found in non-dairy ice cream, coffee creams, and other products. The KitKat V, which will be available in” several countries around the world later this year Welt “is vegan certified and uses 100 percent sustainable cocoa. As the product is tested, it is only available in the company’s KitKat Chocolatory stores or online and through select retailers. It will be available in the UK wherever the KitKat was originally developed in York – and where research was done on the vegan version – but not in the US, where the KitKat is made under a licensing agreement with Hershey’s Nestle said they are not currently releasing information about other countries attending the first induction — This report from The Canadian Press was first published a Published by The Canadian Press on February 16, 2021