• Coronavirus: Sweden determined it has smarter strategy for dealing with COVID-19

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  • New York governor sees 'return to normalcy' with rapid coronavirus testing

    Cuomo, whose state is the epicenter of the outbreak in the United States, said New York was part of an effort to develop a program that would identify people who are both negative and not in a vulnerable category, allowing them to go back to work. "That is going to be the answer, I believe."

  • UFC President Dana White reportedly named as a victim in sex-tape case

    UFC President Dana White was named in a civil lawsuit filed on Friday as the alleged "prominent Las Vegas businessman" who was victimized in a $200,000 sex-tape extortion case, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.Ernesto Joshua Ramos pleaded guilty to criminal charges for extortion in federal court in 2015, serving 366 days in prison. He is accusing White of having backed out of an agreement to pay him $450,000 for not publicly naming him as part of the case. White on Saturday issued a statement about the lawsuit:“I just found out that a bulls--t lawsuit was filed against me yesterday. This guy went to federal prison for trying to extort me over five years ago. Now he’s hired a lawyer who is also a convicted felon, and he’s trying to extort me again for $10 million. He got no money from me last time and he won’t be getting any money from me this time. I look forward to the court dismissing this quickly so I can get rid of these scumbags forever.”Ramos's lawyer, Ian Christopherson, was convicted of tax evasion in 2012.The criminal case stems from Ramos's attempts to extort $200,000 from an unnamed prominent businessman in Las Vegas, whom he now identifies as UFC President Dana White. He allegedly had video footage of White having sex with an adult nightclub dancer, who was also his girlfriend. He alleged that White paid his girlfriend thousands of dollars to dance for him and have sex with him at the Spearmint Rhino strip club. Ramos's girlfriend then allegedly had sex with White during an overseas trip and secretly recorded the incident on her phone.FBI agents arrested Ramos and charged him with extortion after he was videotaped receiving money from the prominent businessman at a late-night meeting at the businessman's office.White was not identified in the criminal case. The victim of extortion was identified as a married businessman and Las Vegas resident with two minor children and who was “part-owner of a well-known business” with access to a company jet.* * *TRENDING What is the status of UFC 249 after Dana White meets with President Trump?* * * Why is Ramos going after Dana White after having pleaded guilty?The civil suit filed on Friday alleges that White and his attorneys offered Ramos money to accept a guilty plea and to keep quiet about his target being White. Ramos pleaded guilty, but White never paid him anything. Ramos later tried to rescind his guilty plea, but was denied.“The actions of White were fraudulent, oppressive and designed to encourage Ramos to plead guilty so he could negotiate a substantial settlement, which would prevent the disclosure of his actions at trial for the personal benefit of White and his related businesses and interest,” the civil suit alleges.The UFC was also named in the lawsuit alongside Dana White.

  • 'Millions of masks' expected as 3M faces pressure over equipment exports

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada is due to receive a shipment of "millions of masks" in the coming days, as a major medical device manufacturer remains under continued pressure from the United States to cease its exports of similar protective equipment. "We're working around the clock to get Canada the resources we need," Trudeau said during his daily address to Canadians Saturday. "In the next 48 hours, we will be receiving a shipment of millions of masks by a chartered cargo flight. We are also working with provinces to transport their medical supplies when possible."A spokesperson for Procurement Minister Anita Anand confirmed to CBC News that the plane would be travelling from China bearing millions of surgical masks, as well as other supplies intended for Quebec-based companies. The news comes as Minnesota-based company 3M revealed Friday that because of the Trump administration's invocation of the Defence Production Act - which allows the president to boost industrial production of critically needed goods - the manufacturer is under orders not to send U.S.-made N95 masks to other countries, including Canada. In a statement, 3M said that halting such exports could adversely affect America's own supply if other countries choose to retaliate, prompting President Donald Trump to reveal that his administration was "not at all happy" with the company.Trudeau addressed the dispute during his Friday briefing, stating that failing to send supplies destined for Canada "could end up hurting Americans as much as it hurts anybody else." But the prime minister said Saturday that he wasn't seeking retaliatory measures against the U.S. - such as blocking Canadian nurses from Windsor, Ont., from travelling across the American border to work in Detroit."We are not looking at retaliatory measures or measures that are punitive. We know that it is in both of our interests to continue to work collaboratively and co-operatively," Trudeau said.He added that his government is "continuing to engage in constructive discussions with different levels within the [Trump] administration" to preserve the flow of goods and services across U.S.-Canada border.Watch: Trudeau says Canada won't retaliate against the U.S.Canada setting sights on domestic manufacturersOnly surgical masks - rather than the N95 masks at the centre of the 3M dispute - will be on board the plane from China, Anand's office said.The federal government said earlier this week it had already ordered 65 million N95 masks, which provide a higher degree of protection against COVID-19 than ones coming from China.The prime minister said that the federal government has now "leased a warehouse in China" to collect and distribute supplies more efficiently."We are also turning towards Canadian manufacturers [given] the tremendous effort that Canadian companies are putting in to develop made-in-Canada products, PPE and medical supplies," Trudeau said, mentioning that those supplies could also be sent to other countries who need them.Ontario Premier Doug Ford asked Health Canada Saturday to expedite the approval process that would allow local companies to start producing the necessary supplies."I can't stand relying on other countries or other leaders when we have the capabilities right here in Ontario," he said. "We just need to get these approvals going."Ford added that Canada's dispute with the U.S. over the export restrictions had soured his view of a country he greatly admires."It shouldn't come down to this. We have a thousand nurses leaving Ontario that we're in desperate need [of] going to help Americans."Dispute comes as stark provincial projections releasedConcerns over Canada's stock of medical goods and protective equipment come as projections of COVID-19's spread in the province of Ontario were revealed on Friday.Provincial health experts predict the virus could take the lives of 3,000 to 15,000 Ontarians over the course of the coronavirus pandemic, which could last for 18 months to two years."Had we done nothing, Ontario may have suffered 100,000 deaths," said Dr. Peter Donnelly, who leads Public Health Ontario. "Thankfully, that is not the position we are in."The projections also indicated that in Ontario, COVID-19 has a 16 per cent mortality rate for people over the age of 80 - just below global levels of around 20 per cent.Both Alberta and Quebec are expected to release their projections next week.Also included in Trudeau's Saturday briefing were additional details about the federal government's plan for vulnerable Canadians, including a previously-announced $40 million for women's shelters and sexual assault centres and $10 million for Indigenous women and children fleeing violence. The prime minister said that communities set to receive the funding had been identified and will now be receiving aid.

  • Sharon Osbourne swipes at Simon Cowell: 'He doesn’t like people who are overweight'

    The comments are the latest in a host of withering remarks she has made about her former colleague