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Public Health Sudbury and Districts (PHSD) has reported six new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the city. There is also another local death related to the outbreak at the Amberwood Suites retirement home in Sudbury. This means there have been nine deaths in the Sudbury health jurisdiction since the pandemic was declared in March 2020.

PHSD also reported there are now 86 active cases now being monitored. This is a drop of the 91 active cases reported on Saturday. Since the pandemic was declared in March 2020, there have been 519 total COVID-19 cases reported to the Sudbury health unit, with 433 of those cases being resolved.

PHSD said Sunday no further information about the death at Amberwood was to be released at this time.

With respect to local geography,the PHSD daily update page also reported that six new cases were deemed to have occurred within the Greater Sudbury Area.

In terms of possible causes of the new cases, PHSD reported two new cases related to outbreak, seven new cases that were the result of close contact with a confirmed case, one case was travel related, five other cases were listed as information pending or missing and one case was described as no known epidemiological link. These numbers do not correspond with the current case count numbers because the health unit does not indicate when the causes are determined or how long it takes to post the cause numbers on its website. 

In terms of age groups, PHSD reported there were six cases for the 19 and younger age group, two cases for the 20- to 39 age group and two cases for the 40 to 59 age group.  Like the category that defines the causes of COVID-19 locally, the health unit number do not correspond with the daily case counts. 

On the provincial COVID-19 report today,  for Sunday January 31, 2021,the Ontario government daily website reported there were 1848 new confirmed COVID-19 cases across the province.  Also today, the province reported 43 new deaths had occurred in the previous 24 hours. 

NOTE: The provincial total for Sunday January 31 includes roughly 300 additional cases due a data catch-up from January 30. This catch-up impacts overall case counts for Ontario, said the daily update page. 

 



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Events might be canceled due to COVID-19.

SIGNINGS

Book Signing — Diane Campbell, “Point Blank,” 1-3 p.m. Feb. 20, Covered Treasures Bookstore, 105 Second St., Monument; 481-2665.

LITERARY EVENTS

Black History Story Time — With Lil’ Miss Story Hour’s and presented by the African American Historical Society of Colorado Springs, 1-3 p.m. Feb. 20, 1620 W. Bijou St., $5 and up suggested donation. Event will also be held online. Registration required: tinyurl.com/y378odyc.

HOT OFF THE PRESS

Recent regional author offerings:

”Wonder Up! How to Run Like a Girl” by Charlotte Matthews. Published by: Charlotte Matthews. Summary: The story of Evie, a spunky young girl with her sights set on finishing her first running race — The Mighty Girl Sprint. With the support of her mom, dad and feline sidekick, Evie learns that a balanced approach to training will help her reach the finish line and secure a coveted sparkly finisher’s medal.

AVAILABLE

Hoopla Digital — Pikes Peak Library District patrons can use Hoopla Digital for free access to videos, music and audiobooks from smartphones, tablets, PCS and Apple TV; hoopladigital.com.

E-books and More — E-books, e-audiobooks, e-magazines free with PPLD library card. Click on CyberShelf at ppld.org.

LIBRARY LISTINGS

All Pikes Peak District Library branches will allow patrons inside without reservations to browse the physical collection, use self-checkout machines and service desks, reserve one, 55-minute computer session per day. (Reservations encouraged. Call 389-8968 to book your session; library card required to reserve by phone), use machines to fax, scan and/or copy documents without staff assistance, charge your devices and to make a 55-minute reservation to access Special Collections in the 1905 Carnegie Library. People also can take advantage of curbside services at library locations, in addition to PPLD’s virtual ask-a-librarian services, large digital collection, extensive hub of online resources and many virtual programs accessible online at ppld.org. For more information go to ppld.org/covid-19.

For information go to ppld.org.

• Calhan Library, 600 Bank St., Calhan

• Cheyenne Mountain Branch Library, 1785 S. 8th St.

• East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd.

• Fountain Library Branch, 230 S. Main St., Fountain

• High Prairie Library, 7035 Old Meridian Road, Falcon

• Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Drive

• Manitou Springs Library, 701 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs

• Monument Library Branch, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Drive, Monument

• Old Colorado City Library Branch, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave.

• Palmer Lake Library Branch, 66 Lower Glenway, Palmer Lake

• Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave.

• Rockrimmon Library Branch, 832 Village Center Drive

• Ruth Holley Library Branch, 685 N. Murray Blvd.

• Sand Creek Library Branch, 1821 S. Academy Blvd.

• Ute Pass Branch Library, 8010 Severy Ave., Cascade

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Animated films have long outgrown their made-for-kids clothes. In fact, as any true movie-lover can attest, animated films today rub elbows with the greatest live-action movies of all time. What was once primarily relegated to the family genre is a full spectrum of animated styles, subjects, and motifs. They join an already legendary list of classic works from production houses like Studio Ghibli and Pixar.

Whether tackling mature themes, including everything from genocide and the criminical justice system, or aiming strictly for the family genre, the top animated films deliver far more quality than one might expect. Even films that were marketed as family-friendly are still able to dig deep to offer existential lessons to children, wrapped in subtlety, while still offering entertainment, humor, charm, and depth for adults. And then there are animated films that are decades-long classics and simply delightful, purely for delight’s sake.

What they all have in common is that they sit next to a range of live-action masterpieces in terms of durability and timelessness. In 2001, Best Animated Feature was a category added to the Academy Awards. Proving as much are the critical reviews, which can be downright gushing when the movie is well-executed.

But which animated films do critics hail as the best of all time (as of January 2021)? Stacker analyzed data from Metacritic for the answer. To qualify for the forthcoming list of 100 (from worst to first), each film needed at least four professional reviews. In the case of a ratings tie, the film with more reviews ranked higher on the list. Live-action films with occasional animated sequences were not considered for inclusion.

Has your favorite animated film made the cut? Keep reading to find out what the critics had to say.

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Priyanka Chopra has implored fashion and beauty brands to take action to reduce their carbon footprint.

The “Baywatch” actress – who was recently named an Ambassador for Positive Change by The British Fashion Council – is set to launch her own haircare brand, Anomaly, at budget superstore Target on February 1, and explained that she decided to create the products because she saw a “gap” in the market for a haircare brand that is both sustainable and affordable.

Priyanka recalled how growing up all of the best hair products were really expensive, while she insisted she’s always been conscious of how much she consumes.

She said: “I have a really important relationship with my hair.

“I remember when I used to go to buy shampoo as a 15, 16 year old, just about discovering my teenage vanity at that point, all the really amazing, good stuff was so expensive.

“I’ve always been aware of what I use and what I consume. I saw that in hair care, we’ve not really had environmentally sustainable sort of hair care which is clean and really good for you but also affordable for everyone.”

The 38-year-old actress – who is married to Nick Jonas – insisted that “beauty shouldn’t cost the earth” and implored brands to do more to become more environmentally-friendly and reduce their carbon footprint.

She added: “I think it’s high time that beauty and fashion take responsibility. You know, take responsibility on how much waste there is being created in the earth … Beauty shouldn’t cost us the earth. As large as the beauty market is, that’s how large our responsibility should be.”

Elsewhere, Priyanka opened up about her battle with low self-esteem and being “super conscious” about her looks in her 20s.

Now she’s in her 30s, the “White Tiger” star has come to learn that beauty is not about how others look at you, but how you see yourself.

She added to WWD.com “I’ve had low self-esteem. When I was growing up, I was really aware and conscious of the way I looked, how my weight was, how my colour was, the fact that I had dry skin, my hair was super frizzy.

“I used to be super conscious about every part about everything about myself.”

“Beauty has become a very intimate experience now. For me, beauty is not about everyone else.

“Beauty for me is when I look in the mirror, how I feel. And when you feel beautiful, when you feel confident, that’s what the world sees.

“It shouldn’t be how people look at you, it should be about how you look at yourself. And that took me a long time to understand, by the way.

“Now in my 30s, I can tell you that. In my 20s, that was not the case.”





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In his Mann Ki Baat address on Sunday (January 31), Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke about the popularity of Yoga in Chile and appreciated the Latin American nation’s love for Indian culture.

“My dear countrymen, thousands of kilometers from India, across many oceans and continents, lies a country — Chile. It takes a lot of time to reach Chile from India. However, the fragrance of Indian culture has been there for a long time. Another significant aspect is that Yoga is extremely popular there,” Modi said, “The Chilean Congress, that is their Parliament, has passed a proposal. There, the 4th of November has been declared as National Yoga Day.”

Modi went on to say, “Now, you would be wondering, what is so special about 4th of November! On 4th of November 1962, the first Yoga institution in Chile was established by José Rafael Estrada. By proclaiming this day as National Yoga Day, a tribute has been paid to Estrada ji.”

He also mentioned another personality– “By the way, there is another aspect about the Chilean Parliament, one which will interest you. The name of the Vice President of the Chilean Senate is Rabindranath Quinteros. He has been so named, inspired by Vishwa Kavi Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore.”

Who is Chile’s Rabindranath Quinteros?

Quinteros, 77, a member of Chile’s Socialist Party, has been the Vice President of the country Senate (upper house of the legislature) since March 2020.

A former dental surgeon, Quinteros started his political career in 1989, at a time when Chile was transitioning to democracy from the regime of Augusto Pinochet, the dictator who had ruled the country since 1973.

In 1990, Quinteros became the Intendente (equivalent to chief minister) of the southern coastal Los Lagos Region, a part of which falls in South America’s picturesque Patagonia region. After occupying this post until 2000, he served as the mayor of Puerto Montt for 12 years until 2012. In 2013, he was elected to the Chilean Senate from Los Lagos.

Since March 2020, Quinteros has been serving as the Vice President of the Senate.

José Rafael Estrada

Estrada, originally from Mexico, is credited for bringing Yoga to Chile. The Yoga centre he started in 1964 functioned until 1973, when Chile became a military dictatorship. It reopened in 1980 under the name Institute of Human Development, according to a study at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile titled ‘A Concise History of Hindu Religiousness in Chile’.

An entry in the Encyclopedia of Latin American Religions mentions Estrada as a member of the Great Universal Fraternity (GFU), an association founded in 1948 by French astrologer Serge Raynaud de La Ferrière in Venezuela.

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The entry reads, “… the GFU has played a fundamental role in the teaching, spreading, and revival of physical, mental, and esoteric disciplines associated with the alternative spirituality of the New Age in Latin American countries such as Venezuela itself, Peru, Chile, Colombia, and Mexico.”

Estrada wrote the book Enseñanzas de la Nueva Era (Teaching of the New Age), in which he has written about fraternity among Latin American people, and about the astrological Age of Aquarius, according to the Routledge Handbook of Yoga and Meditation Studies.



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Police have been patrolling parks and beauty spots around Wales as level 4 coronavirus restrictions continue.

Wales’ level four lockdown has a number of restrictions in place in order to decrease the number of coronavirus cases across the country.

The restrictions state that exercise should start and finish from home and that nobody should be travelling unless essential.

Officers have been patrolling different parts of the country over the weekend to make sure people are keeping to the rules.

In Cardiff, police were pictured in a car park next to Pontcanna Fields to speak to motorists and establish that all journeys were essential.

Police speak to drivers at Pontcanna Fields

Officers were also checking vehicles on Rhiwbina Hill.

South Wales Police Cardiff tweeted: “Officers from Llanishen police station have been on Rhiwbina Hill conducting vehicle stop checks.

“Drivers are being asked if their journey is essential.”

Officers in Bridgend

Officers in Bridgend posted a video of them patrolling in the snow.

A tweet said: “Bridgend NPT are out patrolling our community both urban and rural. All pretty quiet and most of us adhering to the guidelines.”

In the Gwent Police force area, officers were sent to Tintern after reports of people travelling from outside the area but officers reported that the car parks there were empty.

Police in Merthyr said they were patrolling the Llwyn-onn reservoir on Sunday afternoon to make sure everyone was keeping to the government guidelines.

On Saturday, officers in the town said they fined eight people who had stopped in Merthyr on their home to Cardiff following a “day trip” to Brecon.

They issued on the spot fines and warned: “This is NOT essential travel.”

In north Wales, a motorist who was stopped by police was found to have drugs in his system and was breaching Covid rules.

The driver and two passengers had travelled more than 50 miles from Llandudno to Wrexham while under the influence of drugs.

The trio have now been reported for their actions.

Find out how many coronavirus cases are in your area

In total, 42,675 fixed penalty notices have been recorded as having been issued in England and Wales between the end of March and January 17 – 4,223 of those were in Wales.

Eighty per cent of those coronavirus notices were given to people aged between 18 and 39.

It said the numbers were higher than penalties issued in previous lockdowns, reflecting a shift in the collective policing approach to the rules.





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WASHINGTON — The pending Supreme Court case on the fate of the Affordable Care Act could give the Biden administration its first opportunity to chart a new course in front of the justices.

While a shift would be in line with President Joe Biden’s political preferences, it could prompt consternation at the court. Justices and former officials in Democratic and Republican administrations routinely caution that new administrations should generally be reluctant to change positions before the court.

Justice Elena Kagan, who as solicitor general was the top Supreme Court lawyer for President Barack Obama before he appointed her to the court, said in a 2018 forum that the bar should be high.

“I think changing positions is a really big deal that people should hesitate a long time over, which is not to say that it never happens,” Kagan said at the time. Indeed, Trump’s Justice Department made a switch four times in the first full high court term of the administration.

The Justice Department defends federal laws at the Supreme Court “whenever reasonable arguments can be made,” Clement said at an online Georgetown University forum.

The Trump administration called on the justices to strike down the entire Obama-era law under which some 23 million people get health insurance and millions more with preexisting health conditions are protected from discrimination.

Biden was vice president when the law was enacted, famously calling it a “big (expletive) deal” the day Obama signed it into law in 2010.

As president, Biden has called for strengthening the law, and he already has reopened sign-ups for people who might have lost their jobs and the health insurance that goes with them because of the coronavirus pandemic.

In the health care case, the court could rule that the now-toothless requirement that people obtain insurance or pay a penalty is unconstitutional and leave the rest of the law alone. That outcome, rather than taking down the whole law, seemed a likely one based on the justices’ questions and comments in November.

The Justice Department could simply file a new legal brief saying that its views have changed, former acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal, also an Obama administration veteran, said at the same Georgetown event. A second court hearing is unlikely.

Clement agreed. “I think the justices would welcome it,” he said. “I also think it’s an incredibly strong position.”

Orders issued by Biden in the first week of his presidency also may affect two cases scheduled for argument next month over controversial Trump administration policies involving immigrants.

In one case, Trump was unhappy with the money Congress allotted for construction of a wall along the Mexican border. Trump declared a national emergency and identified nearly $7 billion appropriated for other purposes to use instead to build sections of the wall.

The case before the Supreme Court involves $2.5 billion in Defense Department funds. Lower courts have ruled that what Trump did probably is illegal, but the Supreme Court allowed work on the wall to continue while the case made its way through the legal system.

Much of the money has already been spent and Biden rescinded the emergency on his first day in office. The Justice Department could tell the court that there is nothing left for it to decide.

The same might be true of the legal challenge to the Trump policy that forced asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico for U.S. court hearings. Biden has suspended the policy for new arrivals.

“It does look like the case could be moot, but we’re waiting to hear from the acting solicitor general about what they want to do. Obviously, it’s a welcome change in policy,” said Judy Rabinovitz, a lawyer for the American Civil Liberties Union, which is challenging the policy.

A dispute over waivers the Trump administration granted states to impose work requirements on people who receive their health care through the Medicaid program also could be affected.

Biden on Thursday directed the Health and Human Services Department to review the waivers, but it’s not clear how quickly the administration could act to undo them and whether changes could derail the Supreme Court case.

The waivers were struck down in lower courts, and the states appealed. By early December, the justices knew a new administration would be in place by the time they heard the case, but they decided to take it on anyway.



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The fruit which is beneficial for health, and along with that the peels that you have thrown in the dustbin so far are also beneficial. Today we are going to tell you about the benefits of peels.

Apple peels – Cut fresh peels and keep them around the eyes. Dark circles will be away. In addition, you can dry these peels and use them to make tea. You can also rub it on the skin.

Potato Peel – It is also very useful. Boil the potatoes well and peel them. Acne is cured by rubbing these peels on the face.

Melon peels – Watermelon is a favourite fruit of many people. Do not throw away the peels, instead make their delicious pickles. Rubbing it on the face makes the dark skin disappear.

Orange Peel – Make a paste by adding a little rose water to the powder of orange peel and apply it on the face. This increases the beauty of the face and removes stains.

Banana Peels – If the insect bites and itching and burning sensation, the inner part of the banana peel gets scrubbed. Yellowing of teeth is also removed by banana peels. Rubbing the banana peels on the teeth makes the teeth glow. Banana peel has also proved beneficial for the eyes. Keeping the banana peel on the eyes, the fatigue of the eyes disappears. Such antioxidants are found in bananas that protect our eyes from the strong rays of sunlight. To get rid of warts that occur in the hands and feet, placing the banana peel on it can help to get rid of warts. Applying eggs and banana peel paste on the face can be used to get rid of wrinkles on the face. Consuming banana peel can help to get rid of diseases like depression.

The fruit which is beneficial for health, and along with that the peels that you have thrown in the dustbin so far are also beneficial. Today we are going to tell you about the benefits of peels.

Apple peels – Cut fresh peels and keep them around the eyes. Dark circles will be away. In addition, you can dry these peels and use them to make tea. You can also rub it on the skin.

Potato Peel – It is also very useful. Boil the potatoes well and peel them. Acne is cured by rubbing these peels on the face.

Melon peels – Watermelon is a favourite fruit of many people. Do not throw away the peels, instead make their delicious pickles. Rubbing it on the face makes the dark skin disappear.

Orange Peel – Make a paste by adding a little rose water to the powder of orange peel and apply it on the face. This increases the beauty of the face and removes stains.

Banana Peels – If the insect bites and itching and burning sensation, the inner part of the banana peel gets scrubbed. Yellowing of teeth is also removed by banana peels. Rubbing the banana peels on the teeth makes the teeth glow. Banana peel has also proved beneficial for the eyes. Keeping the banana peel on the eyes, the fatigue of the eyes disappears. Such antioxidants are found in bananas that protect our eyes from the strong rays of sunlight. To get rid of warts that occur in the hands and feet, placing the banana peel on it can help to get rid of warts. Applying eggs and banana peel paste on the face can be used to get rid of wrinkles on the face. Consuming banana peel can help to get rid of diseases like depression.

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