BrieflySM for Saturday
Fully vaccinated should mean 3 doses, says head of Ontario science table | CBC News
The head of Ontario's COVID-19 science advisory table is calling on the province to change the definition of the term "fully vaccinated" from two to three doses, even though Premier Doug Ford said this week his government wasn't yet planning to do so.
Internationally-trained nurses are entering the battle against COVID-19. But is it too little, too late? | CBC News
Many health-care workers breathed a sigh of relief when the Ontario government announced internationally-trained nurses will be deployed in hospitals across the province, but advocates warn it won't be enough to make up for all the nurses who've left.
Why Omicron shows it's time to update our COVID-19 vaccines | CBC News
COVID-19 vaccines are working incredibly well at preventing severe disease, but future boosters will likely need to be tailored to target new and existing variants, strengthen immunity and ultimately help regain control over the pandemic.
Scarborough restaurant searches for customer in viral video who braved Monday's snowstorm
The owner of a Scarborough restaurant is searching for a customer who braved the snowstorm on Monday, hoping to get food, only to be brought down to their knees because it was closed.
Some parents say students in Ontario received ill-fitting masks upon return to schools | CBC News
Some parents in Ontario are raising concerns about the three-ply cloth masks their children received from schools this week, saying the masks are too big and not protective enough against the highly contagious Omicron variant.
Ontario man who thought he won $1,458 on sports bet shocked by reason he won't get the prize
An Ontario man who recently bet $2 on a long shot and thought he won $1,458 by predicting the outcome of three hockey games was shocked when he was told he didn't actually win.
Eyesore or Monument? Preservationists Fight to Save a Grain Elevator in Buffalo
The current owner of the Great Northern has been pushing to demolish the building - possibly the last grain elevator of its type in the world.
NYers bet $600 million in mobile sports gambling launch
New Yorkers placed a record-shattering $603 million in bets during the launch of mobile sports gambling, according to initial figures released by the state Gaming Commission on Friday.
Slain NYPD rookie wanted to improve relations between cops and communities
The rookie cop who was shot and killed while responding to a domestic violence call in Harlem Friday wanted to join the NYPD to "better the relationship between the community and the police," he wrote in a letter obtained by The Post.
Alleged NYPD cop killer has lengthy rap sheet, was out on probation
The man who allegedly ambushed and shot two NYPD officers - one fatally - in Harlem Friday is a convicted felon who was on probation at the time, authorities said.
'Save our city': NYC Mayor Eric Adams makes desperate plea after cop shooting
Mayor Eric Adams implored New Yorkers to help "save our city" after yet another shooting in the Big Apple that left one police officer dead and another clinging to life on Friday night.
NYC business leaders grill Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg over soft-on-crime policies
City business honchos grilled Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg in a virtual meeting Friday - with some blaming his soft-on-crime policies for contributing to fears that the Big Apple is growing unsafe.
E-biker critically injured in Windsor Terrace * Brooklyn Paper
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BP Weekender: Six things to do in Brooklyn Jan. 21-23 * Brooklyn Paper
Whiskey Tasting and Comed y: Whiskey Stories presents an evening of rare whiskeys and live comedy skits based on the label of each sought-after bottle.
Cops bust Brooklyn woman who told Jewish kids 'Hitler should have killed you all' * Brooklyn Paper
Police on Friday arrested a Brooklyn woman accused of committing hate crimes against three Jewish children, with police accusing the suspect of telling the young trio that "Hitler should have killed you all" before spitting on an eight-year-old.
Queens man busted for ruinous school bus joyride through Brooklyn * Brooklyn Paper
Prosecutors indicted a Queens man Monday on charges of stealing a school bus last month and taking it for a ruinous joyride across Kings County, causing injuries to numerous people and heavy-duty property damage.
Witt's World: NYC Email Pitch Letter to Elon Musk
Hello from New York City!
13 Brooklyn pols appointed City Council committee chairs * Brooklyn Paper
The almost all-new slate of New York City councilmembers have been hard at work at City Hall for just about three weeks now, and on Thursday they received their committee assignments, setting the course for which issues they'll champion over the next four years.
Meet the Adorable New Baby Porcupine at the National Zoo | Washingtonian (DC)
The National Zoo's newest baby is adorable, albeit not exactly cuddly-a tiny, prehensile-tailed porcupine was born overnight, between January 3 and January 4, the zoo announced Wednesday.
The Hirshhorn Has Acquired Another of Yayoi Kusama's Mirrored Infinity Rooms | Washingtonian (DC)
The last time the Hirshhorn Museum put up a survey of Yayoi Kusama's work, back in 2017, DC Instagram accounts exploded with images of the Japanese artist's whimsical polka-dotted sculptures and trippy mirrored rooms.
What Happens if a Restaurant Openly Defies DC's Vaccine or Mask Mandates?
Over the past week, the Big Board on H Street Northeast went from low-key neighborhood burger joint to the latest flash point in the Covid culture wars.
Editor's Picks: 8 Spots for DC Winter Restaurant Week Brunch
Restaurant Week brunch is often the best deal of all-a $25 three-course meal without the weekday rush.
Margaux Donati for this new dim sum-and-drink parlor in Mt. Vernon Triangle.
Sunday's Anti-Vaccine Mandate March: Here's What You Need To Know | Washingtonian
On January 23, opponents of vaccine mandates are expected to gather on the National Mall as part of the "Defeat The Mandates: An American Homecoming" rally.
Robots, Hot Cocoa Karaoke, and Hockey Watch Parties: Last-Minute DC-Area Weekend Ideas 1/20-1/23
An inside scoop for you!
Openings: Le French Wine Shop, El Fish Shack, Miriam, Chabad of the UWS, JustFoodForDogs
Posted on January 22, 2022 at 1:29 am by West Side Rag
Le French Wine Shop, located on the Southeast corner of Amsterdam between 67th and 68th Street, is now in its soft opening phase.
16-Year-Old Neighborhood Girl Missing Since Friday; Police and Mom Seek Public's Help
Posted on January 21, 2022 at 9:51 am by West Side Rag
By Lisa Kava
Upper West Sider Adriana Robb, 16, of West 99th Street, has been missing since Friday, January 14th.
Get 4 Free At-Home Rapid Antigen COVID-19 Tests From the Federal Government
Posted on January 21, 2022 at 8:09 am by West Side Rag
By Carol Tannenhauser
97th Street Key Food Moving Down a Block, But Way Up in Square Footage
Posted on January 20, 2022 at 9:12 pm by West Side Rag
By Carol Tannenhauser
There's big grocery store news in the neighborhood - 14,000 square feet big.
Linda Rosenthal's Second FREE COVID-19 At-Home Test Kit and Mask Giveaway Is Friday
Posted on January 20, 2022 at 2:49 pm by West Side Rag
By Carol Tannenhauser
'Teddy' Headed for North Dakota Soon; The Controversial Statue Is Being Dismantled
Posted on January 19, 2022 at 11:19 pm by West Side Rag
By Carol Tannenhauser
Politico: Trump had a plan to seize voting machines
A draft executive order that then-President Donald Trump considered signing in December 2020 would've directed the Pentagon to seize voting machines in key states and hunt for evidence of fraud, according to a draft published by Politico.
Psaki tries to explain why Biden cast doubt on midterm election legitimacy
White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Friday that President Biden expressed doubt about the legitimacy of this year's midterm elections because "voters should be eyes-wide-open" about Republican efforts to rob Democrats of victory.
Attorney General pledges comprehensive response to violent crime
People walk past the Sol Tribe tattoo shop where two women were shot and killed and a man injured on Dec. 27, 2021 in Denver, Colorado.
US charges Texas man with threatening Georgia election officials
Charge is first by a special US Justice Department task force aimed at stopping threats against election workers.
Justice Dept. Charges Texas Man With Threatening Georgia Election Officials
WASHINGTON - The Justice Department on Friday charged a Texas man with publicly calling for the assassination of Georgia's election officials on the day before the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.
Trump Says Georgia Election Call Was More "Perfect" Than His Ukraine Call That Resulted in Impeachment
On Thursday, a district attorney in Georgia filed a request for a grand jury in the investigation into former President Donald Trump's attempts to compel Georgia election officials to illegally overturn the 2020 presidential election results.
Biden's sense of reality is undercutting his own power
Over nearly two hours on Wednesday, President Biden admitted the GOP has effectively blocked his agenda, Vladimir Putin can invade Ukraine with impunity and the coronavirus moves faster than the public health apparatus. 1
Why it matters: A big part of any president's mystique and leverage comes from the perception of the power they wield. 1
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The Original Shock of the Pompidou Center
The building was meant to weave the democratic spontaneity of street protests and town squares into the fabric of the city.
The future began on Monday, January 31, 1977.
Biden is hardly the first Democrat to try to delegitimize elections
President Joe Biden joined Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and numerous other Democrats this week in a partisan attempt to preemptively delegitimize the 2022 election.
Enough With Hobbes And Rousseau - emptywheel
Introduction and Index. This post is updated with other stuff I think is interesting.
Meat Loaf Ascends to Rock Heaven
The actor, singer, and songwriter Meat Loaf died on Thursday, reportedly from complications owing to COVID-19.
Biden, Japan PM talk China, North Korea, Russia in first formal meeting
President Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida held their first formal meeting virtually on Friday to discuss the two countries' relationship and the threat posed by China in the Pacific.
1/ MORE: The draft executive order cites two cl...
Source familiar says both speak to the WH involvement in cyber attacks... 1
2/...and that they're seen as a pair. The fact that EO's author knew about NSPM 21 suggests that person had information about sensitive government secrets 1
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Republican resistance to Trump rings hollow as 'moderates' say no on voting rights
They have been hailed as the conscience of the Republican party, heroes of the resistance to former US president Donald Trump's hostile takeover.
Jan. 6 Panel and State Officials Seek Answers on Fake Trump Electors
Pressure is mounting on the Justice Department to investigate bogus electors who claimed that Donald J. Trump defeated Joseph R. Biden Jr. in their states.
Donald Trump Had a Truly Terrible Week
If he were anyone else, one could say that former President Donald Trump has been having an exceedingly bad week.
Trump Weighing Double Endorsements in Senate Races: Report
Former President Donald Trump is reportedly considering "diluting" his endorsement in 2022 midterm races in which he is feeling "penned in" by multiple advisers, Politico's Playbook reported on Friday.
Analysis | Republicans Should Rethink Idea-Free Campaigns
Democrats ran in 2020 on a long list of policies they planned to enact and implement, and now they are going through the agony of trying to make good on their promises.
The U.K. Paid $724,000 For A Creepy Campaign To Convince People That Encryption is Bad. It Won't Work.
The explicit goal of the "No Place to Hide" campaign, launched on Tuesday, is to prevent Facebook from expanding its use of end-to-end encryption. 1
Of course, an opaque box with people inside is also known as a "house," as Stanford's Riana Pfefferkorn pointed out in her blog post about the U.K. anti-encryption push. 1
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NCA says end-to-end encryption poses challenge for law enforcers on child abuse
The National Crime Agency has said that end-to-end encryption risks "turning the lights out" for law enforcers trying to prevent child abuse, after the UK data watchdog said failure to introduce strongly encrypted messaging poses a risk to children.
IT Leaders Consider Security Tech a Part of Business Transformation
Security makes the top 10 list of technologies changing how organizations operate, an indicator of how information security is increasingly viewed as a strategic business initiative.
The other shoe for EU-US (and likely dozens of ...
The other shoe for EU-US (and likely dozens of other countries that wouldn't meet the Schrems test) data transfers has officially dropped...it's not just tech, and not just US....
How to protect your PC from ransomware using Windows' built-in protection
Ransomware - malware that prevents you from accessing your files unless you pay the hacker that infected your computer - has been an issue plaguing computer users and businesses for years.
New Loop: Data Breach to Lawsuit
Matt Fisher writes:
A recurring pattern has developed when it comes to data breaches.