Monday, January 25

Month: January 2021

Donald Trump criticizes ‘assault on free speech’, does not mention impeachment

Instead, the president criticized "the unprecedented assault on freedom of expression" after his own accounts were banned from Twitter, Facebook and Instagram."Efforts to censor, cancel and blacklist our fellow citizens are wrong and dangerous," he said.Donald Trump speaks after his second impeachment trial. (Twitter)"What is needed now is that we listen to each other, not silence ourselves."It did not specifically mention the deletion of its own Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts after its posts were seen as encouraging violence."After careful review, and in light of concerns about the continued potential for violence, we removed new content uploaded to the Donald J. Trump channel and issued a strike for violating our incitement to violence policies," said a spokesman for YouTube...

Donald Trump impeachment vote: what happens next for Trump

The question now is whether he will become the first president to be convicted by the Senate and removed from office.House Speaker Nancy Pelosi receives votes after impeachment debate (AP)What does the Constitution say about the role of the Senate?Not much. The passage is quite simple. Here it is: "The Senate shall have sole power to try all indictments. When it meets for that purpose, they will be under oath or affirmation. When the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice will preside: and no person sentenced without the attendance of two thirds of the members present ". (Article 1, Section 3)Yes. The Senate has a set of rules first created around Andrew Johnson's impeachment in 1868 and then updated in 1986. Senators are sworn in before the proceedings. There i...

Hundreds of suspected members of powerful Italian mafia face trial in bunker

A trial has begun with more than 320 defendants in the south Italy against the 'ndrangheta crime syndicate, possibly the richest criminal organization in the world that quietly accumulated power when the Sicilian mafia lost influence.The test is expected to last at least a year and takes place in a specially built high-security bunker on the vast grounds of an industrial park in Calabria, the "toe" of the Italian peninsula.Prosecutors hope the trial will deal a serious blow to the 'ndrangheta, the Calabria-based mafia organization that has exploited tens of billions of dollars in cocaine revenue over decades to extend its criminal reach in Europe and across several continents.A view of a specially built bunker for the first hearing of a maxi-trial against more than 300 defendants fro...

Temperatures soar amid a heat wave in NSW and WA

New South Wales posted its first 40 ° C of the year this week, although the heat wave will be short-lived.Currently, a hot air mass is sweeping through New South Wales as a low pressure channel moves over southeastern Australia, producing the first heat wave of the year with days over 40 ° C.Earlier this week, eight weather stations in the north and west of the state reached or exceeded 40 ° C, including Griffith, Tibooburra and White Cliffs.Swimmers cool off at Bondi Beach by jumping into the water from a flat rock, Sydney, January 12, 2021. (Jessica Hromas)Temperatures continued yesterday and more are forecast to join the list today, marking a low to severe heat wave in some parts of the state.It is also helping raise fire risk in some parts of the state, with very high fire hazard r...

How Donald Trump’s impeachment trial is different this time

WASHINGTON DC, United States: It was one of the most jarring images during Donald trumpIt was the first impeachment trial, and it wasn't the president's.All of this after Pelosi repeatedly stated how "sad" and "solemn" the occasion of the impeachment was.Nancy Pelosi (second from right), hands pens to (LR) House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Representative Carolyn Maloney, DN.Y., Representative Sylvia Garcia, D-Texas, Judiciary Committee Chair of the House Representative Jerrold Nadler, DN .Y., the Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Representative Eliot Engel, DN.Y., and the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, Representative Richard Neal, D-Massachusetts, after signing the resolution to broadcast two articles of impeachment against Trump (Photo: ...

Anger and concern after UK strain of coronavirus spreads at Brisbane quarantine hotel

Health authorities are baffled by the way the UK's highly contagious strain of coronavirus spread through a quarantine hotel in Brisbane, prompting the urgent evacuation of more than 100 guests yesterday."Was it in the air conditioning? Was it movement? Was it picking up something? We just don't know those answers yet", Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk he said as the alarm went off yesterday.The transmission investigations come after four guests and a cleaner at the Grand Chancellor Hotel, on the seventh floor, at different times, contracted the virus strain in the UK.Grand Cancellor Hotel, Brisbane CBD, where a hotel cleaner tested positive for the UK COVID-19 variant. (Atila Csaszar)More than 100 people in quarantine at the hotel were caught when a fleet of ambulances queu...

Three people drown, five hospitalized, in separate incidents in Victoria

Three people drowned in three separate incidents on a tragic day in Victory.Lifesaving Victoria director Kane Treloar said the triple tragedy was heartbreaking for lifeguards and families destroyed by deaths."It breaks our hearts to have three tragic drownings in one day; three families who will never be the same again," Treloar said on Twitter.A woman in her 20s died last night while trying to rescue a young teenage girl who was struggling in the water in Venus Bay, about 170 kilometers south of Melbourne, Victoria police said.An emergency operation was underway in Flinders to rescue a group that fell into the water, but sadly one person died. (Nine)The teenager was seen struggling in the water around 7:30 pm when several people came to help her, including the woman, who was later p...

Donald Trump on the brink of historic second impeachment as House votes on Capitol siege charge

President Donald Trump is about to be impeached for the second time in an unprecedented House vote on Wednesday, a week after he encouraged a crowd of loyalists to "fight like hell" against the election results just before storming. at US Capitol in a deadly siege.While Trump's first impeachment trial in 2019 did not bring Republican votes in the House, a small but significant number of leaders and lawmakers are breaking with the party to join the Democrats, saying Trump violated his oath to protect and defend democracy. American.The impressive collapse of Trump's final days in office, against alarming warnings of more violence from his supporters, leaves the nation at an uncomfortable and unfamiliar juncture before Democrat Joe Biden takes office on January 20. President Donald Trum...

$ 1 million reward offered for information on the 1987 murder of Victorian grandmother Kathleen Severino

the cold case It remains unsolved more than 30 years later, and Ballarat's grandmother, Kathleen Severino, was last seen alive on the porch of her home on Drummond Street around 7.55 p.m. on December 31.The next day, Ms Severino's daughter, Glenda, found the 70-year-old man dead in her room, savagely assaulted and with fatal head injuries.Homicide Squad detectives have provided a $ 1 million reward in exchange for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the 1987 murder of Ballarat's grandmother, Kathleen Severino. (Victoria Police)The house appeared to be ransacked, leaving detectives scratching their heads because it appeared they hadn't stolen anything.Detective Inspector Andrew Stamper said investigators were confident the murder was the result of...

Malcolm Turnbull lashes out at Donald Trump over Capitol riots

Former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull has whipped Donald trump on the Capitol mutiny, labeling it "an assault on democracy by the president."Labeling what happened that day "gruesome" and "horror", Turnbull said it was an "inconceivable spectacle of a president inciting such an attack."Former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull lashed out at Donald Trump for the unrest on Capitol Hill. (9News)And while Turnbull personally condemned Trump, the interim prime minister Michael McCormack No."I don't want to condemn Donald Trump. For the love of God," McCormack told reporters yesterday in Townsville.Speaking to 9News today, Turnbull said: "Almost no one with credibility is not condemning Donald Trump for his conduct."The former prime minister also scoffed at McCormack's comparisons betw...