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Twitter in Canada is Dominated by Olympics, elections and K-Pop this year

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While Justin Trudeau, K-Pop and also Drake were amongst the most-mentioned subjects on Twitter Canada this year, there was one more big style in 2018.

” It was a year for huge tales in sporting activities on the Olympics,” Twitter Canada’s Christopher Doyle informed Global Information. “Scott and also Tessa being amongst the most-mentioned professional athletes.

” The whole nation and also nearly the whole globe kind of obtained rolled up in their tale. To me, that was quite unique simply to sort of see every little thing they take into their jobs. They likewise simply occur to be amazing to adhere to on Twitter.”

Amongst Canadian professional athletes, just NBA pro Tristan Thompson had extra points out than Tessa and also Scott, possibly as a result of his Kardashian link.

Various other most-mentioned in 2018:

  • Justin Trudeau was Canada’s most-mentioned political leader for the 4th straight year (Doug Ford was 2nd)
  • Jason Kenney was Alberta’s most-mentioned political leader (and also leading 5 most-mentioned Canadian political leader for 3rd straight year)
  • K-Pop team BTS was Canada’s most-mentioned account in 2018 (Selena Gomez was most-mentioned private home entertainment star by Canadians)
  • Drake was most-mentioned Canadian artist (ousting Justin Bieber)

Connor McDavid was the 11 th most-mentioned Canadian professional athlete on the whole. It’s the very first time because he was prepared that he had not been in the top 10 most-mentioned Canadian professional athletes. He remained in the leading 5 in 2015, 2016 and also2017 He likewise ended up listed below previous Oiler Taylor Hall, that was 10 th.

Most-mentioned Canadian groups:

1. Toronto Raptors (@Raptors)
2. Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs)
3. Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays)
* 9. Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers)

” We constantly speak about exactly how on-ice or on-field efficiency affects the Twitter points out,” Doyle stated.

” Clearly McDavid has actually been just one of the leading most-mentioned professional athletes in Canada because we have actually been monitoring this information. It interests see there are some have problem with the group so you see a bit of dip there yet I assume there’s still such a boost in Tweet quantity around hockey each and every single year.”

In the political round, the quantity of points out on Twitter can be anticipating of political election outcomes, Doyle states, yet not constantly.

” It relies on the view around those tweets.”

Most-mentioned Canadian political leaders in 2018:

1. Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau)
2. Doug Ford (@fordnation)
3. Andrew Scheer (@AndrewScheer)
* 8. Michelle Rempel (@MichelleRempel)
*11 Rachel Notley ( @RachelNotley)

Most-mentioned Canadian premiers (resting) on Twitter in 2018:

1. Doug Ford– Ontario (@fordnation)
2. Rachel Notley– Alberta (@RachelNotley)
3. John Horgan– BC (@jjhorgan)

” Having a look at that was the most-talked-about in sporting activities information and also home entertainment is kind of enjoyable,” Doyle stated. “However I assume likewise there’s a larger point you’re considering which’s what was actually on the minds of Canadians.

” We do that a great deal entering into political elections too. We constantly draw information around what are the most-talked-about concerns? If Canadians are discussing it on Twitter, that indicates it’s a top priority for them.”
Scroll down for even more listings of Canadian Twitter highlights from 2018.

When did Twitter website traffic height in Edmonton in 2018?

” The most-mentioned one was actually intriguing,” Doyle stated. “A peak especially for Edmonton when they were called as a host city for the 2026 Globe Mug, which was definitely taking control of the system when that statement came via with a joint quote with UNITED STATE and also Mexico.

” Super amazing for the whole nation with Edmonton revealed as a host city. Clearly they have actually obtained a lengthy background of organizing huge football suits.”

1. June 12, 2016: Edmonton revealed as a host city for 2026 Globe Mug
2. June 16, 2018: Shawn Mendes plays Rogers Area
3. Aug. 30, 2018: Harassment at Clareview Warehouse store– viral video clip
4. Feb. 2, 2018: Justin Trudeau city center at MacEwan College

Calgary versus Edmonton in 2018:

  • Calgary had 44 percent extra points out than Edmonton in 2018
  • Mayor Naheed Nenshi had 59 percent extra points out than Mayor Don Iveson
  • Oilers had 23 percent extra points out than the Fires
  • Stampeders had 17 percent extra points out than Eskimos
  • The most-mentioned Oilers (Connor McDavid) had 405 percent extra points out than the most-mentioned Fire (Johnny Gaudreau)

Canada’s most-liked Tweet in 2018 was from Barack Obama

Canada’s most-mentioned celebs of 2018 (Canadian Individualities):

· Music Act: Drake
· Star (man): Ryan Reynolds
· Star (lady): Shay Mitchell
· Professional athlete (man): Tristan Thompson
· Professional athlete (lady): Tessa Merit
· Sports Group: Toronto Raptors
· Political Leader: Justin Trudeau

Canada’s most-mentioned worldwide home entertainment celebs (people) in 2018:

1. Selena Gomez (@selenagomez)
2. Kanye West (@kanyewest)
3. Drake (@Drake)

Most-mentioned Canadian artists:

1. Drake (@drake)
2. Shawn Mendes (@ShawnMendes)
3. Justin Bieber (@justinbieber)

Most-mentioned Canadian stars (man):

1. Ryan Reynolds (@VanCityReynolds)
2. Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey)
3. Seth Rogen (@sethrogen)

Most-mentioned Canadian stars (lady):

1. Shay Mitchell (@shaymitch)
2. Nina Dobrev (@ninadobrev)
3. Sandra Oh (@IamSandraOh)

Most-mentioned Canadian professional athlete (man):

1. Tristan Thompson (@RealTristan13)– basketball
2. Scott Moir (@ScottMoir)– ice dance
3. John Tavares (@91 Tavares)– hockey

Most-mentioned Canadian professional athlete (lady):

1. Tessa Merit (@tessavirtue)– ice dance
2. Genie Bouchard (@geniebouchard)– tennis
3. Brooke Henderson (@BrookeHenderson)– golf

Most-mentioned Canadian mayors (resting) on Twitter in 2018:

1. John Tory– Toronto (@JohnTory)
2. Patrick Brown– Brampton (@patrickbrownont)
3. Val Plante– Montreal (@ValPlante)
* 4. Naheed Nenshi
* 7. Don Iveson

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Vermont nonprofit ships bikes, sewing machines to developing countries

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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WFFF) — A Vermont nonprofit is collecting bikes and sewing machines to send to developing countries. Pedals for Progress Vermont has already shipped some 4,200 bikes.

That’s according to volunteer Paul Demers. “Vermont bikes have gone to Tanzania and Nicaragua,” he says. “Sewing machines have gone to Fiji and Albania.” He has volunteered with the group for 20 years, and says the goal of each shipment is “to ship as many as you can.”

“We flip the bike over, turn the handlebars, so they take up as little space as possible,” Demers says. “Tighten the seat, and it’s ready to go.”

Demers said the bikes can help in many ways. “If you are a health care worker—if you are going from a village and you can get on this mountain bike,” Demers said. “Suddenly your capabilities to reach out to people are not doubled, but they are quadrupled.”

Pedals for Progress Vermont also plans to send sewing machines to help provide economic opportunities. “If you can imagine a sewing machine for a struggling family can help provide an income, otherwise they are struggling to feed themselves,” says Bob Thompson, another volunteer and former Peace Corps volunteer.

“I have seen the conditions that they have to live in and transportation is something that we take for granted here,” Thompson said. “And it’s not something that is always available there.”

Demers says it’s fulfilling to know household items we may take for granted will make a difference elsewhere. “Sometimes just doing a little bit over years, really adds up to a lot.”

Pedals for Progress Vermont collected bikes on Friday and Saturday in Montpelier and Burlington. Everyone who donates a bike or sewing machine was asked to give $15 to help pay for shipping.

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COHOES, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Cohoes police are investigating a missing person’s complaint concerning Ronnie Chaput, 51. Police say he was last seen in Cohoes on September 8.

Police say Ronnie is a white male, 6 feet tall, 200 pounds and has brown eyes.

If you know of Ronnie’s whereabouts or you see him, please contact Albany County Dispatch at 911 or (518) 765-2352.

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R. Kelly convicted in sex trafficking trial

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NEW YORK (AP) — After decades of allegations about sexual misconduct with minors, R&B star R. Kelly has been found guilty in his latest trial. Jurors in 54-year-old Robert Sylvester Kelly’s sex trafficking trial in New York said they reached a verdict on Monday afternoon.

Kelly, perhaps best known for the 1996 smash hit “I Believe I Can Fly,” had pleaded not guilty to racketeering charges accusing him of sexually abusing women, girls, and boys for more than two decades.

The judge summoned the parties to a Brooklyn courtroom for the verdict to be read. According to the verdict sheet, he was found guilty of racketeering and several Mann Act charges:

  • Transportation
  • Ccoercion and enticement
  • Coercion of a minor
  • Transportation of a minor

The Mann Act makes it illegal to transport anyone across state lines “for any immoral purpose.” The charges were based on an argument that the entourage of managers and aides who helped the singer meet girls—and keep them obedient and quiet—amounted to a criminal enterprise.

The verdict came after a month of emotional testimony accusing Kelly of locking victims in rooms, subjecting them to degrading rules, and filming sexual encounters as a means of control. Several accusers testified in lurid detail during the trial, alleging that Kelly subjected them to perverse and sadistic whims when they were underage.

Prosecutors in the case said there was ample evidence to prove that the R&B star sexually exploited multiple victims over a period of two decades. Assistant U.S. Attorney Nadia Shihata said Kelly “believed the music, the fame, and the celebrity meant he could do whatever he wanted.”

Prosecutors against R. Kelly arrive at the Brooklyn Federal Court House on Monday, Sept. 27, 2021, in New York. A New York City jury resumed deliberations on Monday at the sex trafficking trial of R&B star R. Kelly. Jurors began the day by sending the judge a note asking for transcripts of testimony by two former Kelly employees and for a legal clarification. (AP Photo/Brittainy Newman)

Kelly had continually denied the allegations, and his defense team said Kelly’s accusers were never forced to do anything against their will. Kelly’s defense attorney, Deveraux Cannick, argued that Kelly could not be a predator because of the way he treated his accusers. “He gave them a lavish lifestyle,” he said during closing arguments. “That’s not what a predator is supposed to do.”

The jury resumed deliberations Monday morning, beginning the day by sending the judge a note asking for transcripts of testimony by two former Kelly employees and for a legal clarification. Deliberations first began on Friday at federal court in Brooklyn before the panel of seven men and five women took the weekend off.

The judge set a sentencing date of May 4. Kelly’s next court appearance will be on November 1, when the judge will hear any defense motions in the case. Kelly faces additional sex-related charges in both Illinois and Minnesota.

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Rensselaer County preparing legal action against manufacturers of PFOA

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Meeting in Poestenkill Monday night to discuss PFOA found at local school and homes

RENSSELAER COUNTY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Rensselaer County is preparing legal action against the manufacturers of PFOA after the chemical was found in Algonquin Middle School and local residences in Poestenkill. The county has previously seen a PFOA issue in Hoosick Falls and Petersburgh.

Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin said he believes the county would have the ability to join with residents in bringing legal action if more PFOA is discovered in Poestenkill or other towns.

“We want to send the very clear message that we take the PFOA issue seriously and will take strong and sustained action to protect the interests of our residents. The health, safety and quality of life for our residents is not up for negotiation,” said McLaughlin.

The county is now working with the New York State Department of Health and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to conduct a second round of testing of residences. No source of the PFOA in Poestenkill has been discovered yet.

The county hosted a virtual meeting to last week to update Poestenkill residents and give them a chance to respond to the PFOA issue. They are hosting another meeting on September 27 to further discuss the issue.

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DEA warns of ‘alarming increase’ in fake prescription pills containing fentanyl

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FILE – This photo provided by the U.S. Attorneys Office for Utah and introduced as evidence in a 2019 trial shows fentanyl-laced fake oxycodone pills collected during an investigation. (U.S. Attorneys Office for Utah via AP)

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – A Public Safety Alert issued Monday in Washington, D.C., warns of the “alarming increase” of fake prescription pills containing fentanyl and methamphetamine. The pills are sometimes deadly, and are being mass-produced by criminal drug networks.

The alert, the first issued by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) in six years, says 9.5 million counterfeit pills have been seized so far this year, which is more than the last two years combined. The agency warns that the pills have been seized in every U.S. state in “unprecedented quantities.”

DEA testing indicates a dramatic rise in the number of counterfeit pills containing at least two milligrams of fentanyl – which is considered a deadly dose and could fit on the tip of a pencil.

“The United States is facing an unprecedented crisis of overdose deaths fueled by illegally manufactured fentanyl and methamphetamine,” said Anne Milgram, Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration. “In fact, DEA lab analyses reveal that two out of every five fake pills with fentanyl contain a potentially lethal dose … Today, we are alerting the public to this danger so that people have the information they need to protect themselves and their children.”

According to the news release, the counterfeit pills often look like real prescription opioid medications such as oxycodone (Oxycontin, Percocet), hydrocodone (Vicodin), and alprazolam (Xanax); or stimulants like amphetamines (Adderall). Fake prescription pills are widely accessible and often sold on social media and e-commerce platforms – making them available to anyone with a smartphone, including minors.

Most of the counterfeit pills brought into the United States are produced in Mexico, and China is supplying chemicals for the manufacturing of fentanyl in Mexico, according to the DEA.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 93,000 people died of a drug overdose in the United States last year. Fentanyl, the synthetic opioid most commonly found in counterfeit pills, is the primary driver of this alarming increase in overdose deaths. Drug poisonings involving methamphetamine, increasingly found to be pressed into counterfeit pills, also continue to rise as illegal pills containing methamphetamine become more widespread.

Drug trafficking is linked to violence. So far in 2021, DEA has seized more than 2,700 firearms in connection with drug trafficking investigations – a 30% increase since 2019.

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Unvaccinated staff at Rensselaer County nursing home no longer working as vaccine mandate goes into effect

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TROY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin says employees not vaccinated at Van Rensselaer Manor Nursing Home are no longer scheduled to work as the state vaccine mandate goes into effect September 27. McLaughlin says 29 out of 434 staff members are not vaccinated or do not have an exemption.

Under the state mandate, employees not vaccinated or declaring a religious or medical exemption will be considered as essentially resigned from their position at care facilities. McLaughlin says he expects at least some of those 29 employees will be vaccinated in the coming hours.

McLaughlin says he hopes the state will allow for a two-week period to allow more employees at care facilities to be vaccinated or declare a religious exemption, if it is decided that such exemptions are allowed.

“This mandate from the previous administration is being implemented as there is no firm plan on how to fill vacancies created by the mandate,” said McLaughlin. “There are already staffing shortages at care facilities across the state, and this will make it worse.”

Former Governor Andrew Cuomo announced this state mandate on July 28. The mandate allows for state employees to get regular testing instead of getting vaccinated. However, health care workers do not have a choice. They need to get vaccinated or have an exemption.

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Vermont monitors spread of disease that often kills deer

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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is monitoring the spread of a deadly viral disease in deer in a neighboring state and investigating possible cases in Vermont.

New York has documented cases of epizootic hemorrhagic disease in several counties in the Hudson Valley, including some that border Vermont, the department said Thursday. The disease is spread to deer by biting midges, sometimes called no-see-ums. It does not spread from deer to deer and humans cannot get infected from deer or bites of midges, the department said.

“Vermont Fish and Wildlife is on heightened alert in the Castleton area where several dead deer have recently been reported,” the department said in a release. “Unfortunately, biologists have not been able to examine any of these deer before the samples decomposed.”

Outbreaks can temporarily lower the size of a local deer population but do not have a significant impact regionally on the number of deer, officials said. The disease regularly occurs in southern states and outbreaks happen sporadically in the Northeast where deer have no immunity to this virus. There is no treatment or way to prevent the disease. Midges die in the first hard frost, ending the outbreak.

Vermonters who see sick or dead deer should report them to the Fish and Wildlife department through the local game warden.

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How to get free Starbucks this week

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A Starbucks coffee cup sits on a table as the company reported supply shortages at some coffee shops on June 11, 2021 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

(WCMH) — Starbucks is offering a free cup of coffee to customers Wednesday to celebrate National Coffee Day and its 50th anniversary.

“Starbucks is marking the milestone anniversary with their customers to share how grateful they are for being part of their community and daily life,” the company said in a press release.

To receive the free cup of Pike Place Roast brewed coffee, either hot or iced, customers must bring their own clean reusable cup inside a participating café.

Pike Place Roast, named after the original Starbucks store’s location in Seattle’s Pike Place Market, is Starbucks’s signature medium roast coffee.

“Pike Place Roast represents Starbucks decades of coffee roasting experience, knowledge and passion,” said Starbucks, whose first store opened in 1971.

Reusable cups can be up to 20 oz. (venti sized), limited to one per customer, in-store only, with no order ahead, drive-thru orders or modifiers.

To find a Starbucks location, go to Starbucks.com/store-locator or the Starbucks Reserve store locator online.

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Supply chain problems may hit Christmas decorations

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WXIN) — Christmas may still be three months away, but some business owners say they are already running into issues stocking their shelves.

“We’re definitely seeing supply chain issues,” says Lisa Bennett, owner of Black Sheep Gifts in Indiana. “We’re just not getting our inventory in, certainly not in a timely manner.” Right now, Black Sheep Gifts is loaded with various Halloween gifts and décor, but behind the scenes, the Christmas hustle has already started.

“If there’s things that you want for the holidays, that you know that are on people’s holiday list, you need to get it while you can,” says Bennet. “Because if we run out, I don’t know when or if we’ll be able to get more in.”

Bennett says the pandemic has brought on a series of supply chain issues. She says that rising shipping costs and labor shortages have been a problem for months, so she placed her Christmas inventory orders months in advance hoping they would arrive in time. “Our November-December sales typically make up about 35%-40% of our annual sales, so it’s a big deal for us to make sure that we can capture those big holiday sales,” explained Bennett.

At Sullivan Hardware & Garden, Christmas trees, wreaths, and garlands are just some of the items running low due to pandemic-related supply chain issues. “The skyrocketing price of a (shipping) container is shocking, just shocking,” says owner Pat Sullivan.

Sullivan says he is paying more than three times the typical cost for artificial Christmas trees this year due to rising shipping costs. He says that, generally, the retailer fronts most of the extra costs, but some of that cost will lead to higher prices. “People might have their heart set on a 10-foot tree and might have to take a 9-foot, you know, because all of them might not make it. We’re just not sure yet,” says Sullivan.

Other items, Sullivan says, will not be worth the higher cost and simply will not get stocked at all. “If what’s on the container—you just have to look at it—if it pushed the price too high, you just don’t bring it in,” he says.

Both Sullivan and Bennett agree that it’s an issue that’s only gotten worse as the pandemic drags on, so shopping early is your best bet. “Typically, people come shopping, and we’ll hear around Halloween, ‘Oh, I’ll have to come back at the holidays,’ but if you come back at the holidays, there’s just no guarantee that you’re going to find anything,” says Bennett.

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Frozen potstickers recalled after plastic found in them

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4.2-lb. plastic bags containing “Ling Ling POTSTICKERS CHICKEN & VEGETABLE” with lot code 1911203 and a “BEST BUY” date of 22 OCT 2022 on the label recalled on Sept. 25, 2021 (Courtesy: USDA)

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) – A California-based food manufacturer issued a recall for over 33,000 pounds of frozen potstickers.

Customers reported finding clear, flexible and hard plastic in the “Ling Ling Potstickers Chicken & Vegetable” produced by Ajinomoto Foods North America Inc.

The impacted 4.2-pound bags have a “best by” date of Oct. 22, 2022, on the label and a lot code of 1911203.

“The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P20069” printed on the back of the package. These items were shipped to distribution centers in California and Washington and from there sent to retailer locations,” according to the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service.

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No one has reported any adverse reactions, the USDA said Friday. However, anyone who may have purchased the Ling Ling potstickers should throw the product away or return it to the place it was bought.

The potstickers are sold at grocery stores such as Target, Price Chopper, and Shoprite.

Consumers with food safety questions can call the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854).

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