January 26, 2022

Northern Territory Locks Out Unvaccinated Residents, as COVID-19 Cases Grow

Australia’s Northern Territory has put in place a lockout of unvaccinated residents after 256 new COVID-19 cases were recorded on Wednesday. In a press conference on Thursday, Northern Territory Chief Minister Michael Gunner said that the Territory-wide lockout will be effective from 1 p.m. on Thursday until 12 p.m. on Monday. “People who are not fully…

Australian Property Values Ended the Year 22 Percent Higher but Subdued Conditions Expected in 2022

The Australian property market grew 22.1 percent during 2021 on the back of low interest rates but ended the year on a subdued note CoreLogic revealed, with the national median house value in December only rising one percent,  down from 1.3 percent in November. It reflects the cooling market as the monthly growth rate had continued…

California Extends Indoor Mask Mandate, Citing Rising Omicron Cases

California health officials have extended the indoor mask mandate at public premises through Feb. 15 as the number of COVID-19 cases spikes following the spread of the highly-transmissible Omicron variant. The mandate, which requires masks to be worn regardless of the vaccination status, started on Dec. 15, 2021, and was set to expire on Jan.…

FACT CHECK: Does This Video Show One Of India’s Tejas Express Trains Decorated With Lights?

A video shared on Facebook purportedly shows a Tejas Express train in India decorated with colored lights. Verdict: False The video shows a train in the U.K., not a Tejas Express train in India. Fact Check: The “Tejas Express” refers to a series of semi-high-speed, fully air-conditioned trains operated by the Indian Railway Catering and…

Let There Be Light: Christmas Lights Lift Spirits in Dark Days of Winter

When I was growing up in the ’50s and ’60s, the passage from Thanksgiving leftovers to packages under the tree started with my mother. On the first Sunday of Advent, she would assemble an evergreen wreath with four candles—three purple and one pink. Some years, she would attach satin ribbon bows to the base of…

Australia’s Northern Territory Government Backs Down on Strict COVID-19 Travel Rules

Australia’s Northern Territory Government has overturned a previous decision restricting travellers to the Territory to high-vaccination zones for the first 14 days of their stay from Dec.20. Deputy Chief Minister Nicole Manison said on Wednesday evening that the Government had consulted key stakeholders, including Land Councils, peak health bodies, tour operators and industry bodies. “We…

2 Children Die More Critically Injured After Jumping Castle Blown Into Air in Australia

Four children have died and five more critically injured after falling from a jumping castle when it was blown into the air by a wind gust at Hillcrest Primary School in Australia’s southern island state of Tasmania on Thursday morning. On Thursday afternoon, police confirmed that two boys and two girls had died, with four…

‘You Won’t Be Able to Book Any Billboards in Australia’: Agency Tells Beijing Critic and Human Rights Advocate

Advertising critical of China or the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) could be barred from running on any billboards in Australia, according to a recording by Senate candidate and student-activist Drew Pavlou. In a recording posted on Pavlou’s Twitter account, an advertising representative explained why his billboard company was turning down an AU$3,000 (US$2,152) campaign—featuring the…

French MPs Arrive in Taiwan for Visit Amid China Tensions

TAIPEI, TAIWAN—A group of six French lawmakers arrived in Taiwan for a five-day visit on Wednesday, following a similar trip led by a group of French parliamentarians in October that the Chinese regime sought to discourage. François de Rugy, the head of the Taiwan Friendship group in the National Assembly, the lower house of France’s…

Mexican Man Beaten to Death in Chicago While Putting Up Christmas Lights

A man who moved from Mexico to Chicago to give his family a better life was beaten to death outside his South Side home Saturday while putting up Christmas lights, according to reports. Area One detectives say that Jose Tellez was attacked and beaten by two men around 6:30 p.m. in the 3500 block of…

Good Samaritans Install Christmas Lights for Iowa Man Who Suffered 2 Strokes, Heart Attack

Volunteers helped an Iowa man keep his family’s Christmas light tradition alive after he suffered two strokes and a heart attack battling coronavirus. Iowa couple Dale and Julie Marks celebrate the Christmas season every year with a dazzling light display at their Beaverdale home and collect donations for the Food Bank of Iowa, according to…

CNN’s Chalian: Lights on Reflecting Pool Like ‘Extensions of Joe Biden’s Arms Embracing America’

CNN’s political director David Chalian said Tuesday during of the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden that the lights set up around the Reflecting Pool at the National Mall to remember the 400,000 Americans who have died of COVID-19 are like “extensions of Joe Biden’s arms embracing America.” Chalian said, “The contrast on display tonight was so…

Sadiq Khan Lights Up London Sky with BLM Fist for New Year Fireworks

Mayor Sadiq Khan surprised locked down Londoners with a divisive New Year display which used fireworks and drones to light up the night sky with the clenched fist symbol of Black Lives Matter. Khan, whose term in office has been extended for a year without an election as a result of the Chinese virus pandemic,…

POTUS Trump Lights Up Twitter After Blasting the FBI’s ‘Missing’ Strzok-Page Text Messages.

According to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, 50,000 text messages were exchanged between Peter Strzok and his mistress Lisa Page. These 50,000 text messages do not include the ‘missing’ texts. Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX) said after reviewing the new text messages he believes there may have been a “secret society” of folks within the DOJ and […]

Ann Coulter Lights Wisconsin on Fire for Paul Nehlen Against Paul Ryan: ‘This is It, This is Your Last Chance to Save America’

JANESVILLE, Wisconsin — Twelve-time New York Times bestselling author and conservative columnist and commentator Ann Coulter lit House Speaker Paul Ryan’s hometown on fire in a blistering rebuke of Ryan here on Saturday in which she endorsed Republican businessman Paul Nehlen for Congress. “You are so lucky to be living in this district because it’s […]

VALERIE JARRETT ORGANIZED WHITE HO– — — USE RAINBOW LIGHTS

White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett was one of the mobilizing forces behind the decision to light up the White House with the colors of the gay pride movement to celebrate the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage. According to the Washington Post, Jarrett worked with gay rights organizations to pay for the display to […]

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