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Monday February 14th, 2022 night edition

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This will likely cause great disruption to commerical aviaiton in Ukraine, closing most air routes into and out of the country.

Aircraft traveling through Ukrainian airspace will no longer be insured by international insurance companies from Feb. 14, forcing flights to be grounded or canceled, according to Ukrainian publication Ukrainska Pravda.

Anatoliy Ivantsiv, head of Ukrainian insurance firm Expo, told Interfax that British reinsurance giant Lloyds announced it would temporarily cease all conflict risk insurance over Ukrainian airspace from Feb. 14.

Ukraine’s infrastructure ministry announced on Feb. 13 that it would provide “additional financial guarantees” to carriers to ensure the continuation of international routes.

The Ukrainian government still insists that it sees no reason to close Ukrainian airspace to commercial traffic.

However, on Feb. 13, the Ukrainian State Air Traffic Services Enterprise warned airlines against flying over the Black Sea.

The state company labelled the area as “potentially dangerous” and advises aircraft not to fly over the sea’s open waters on Feb. 14-19. »

Protest blockade of Canada-U.S. bridge declared over

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A few remaining protesters were subject to arrest if they occupy areas off-limits or try to to block roadways, she indicated at an afternoon press conference Sunday.

On Saturday the office of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Ontario Provincial Police and Royal Canadian Mounted Police were assisting local authorities.

Ramps to the bridge remained closed pending further notice, Michigan State Police tweeted in the morning. »

Team USA's Erin Jackson becomes first Black woman to win Olympic speedskating gold after teammate gave up her spot

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Erin Jackson has become the first Black woman to win a speedskating medal at the Winter Olympics.

But teammate Brittany Bowe, who finished first at the trials, gave up her spot on the team to ensure Jackson would get to skate in Beijing.

She lived up to the billing in Beijing, becoming the first American woman to win an individual Olympic medal since 2002. »

States Are Trying to Exempt Cops From Paying Taxes

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Now, several red states are considering exempting officers from paying their fair share back into the same system.

This year wouldn’t be the first time using taxes to incentivize cops has gained steam.

In Georgia, five Republican state senators introduced a law that would exempt all officers from having to pay state taxes as long as they continue to pay federal taxes. »

A Goldeneye 007 remaster ‘could be revealed in the next few weeks’, it’s claimed

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A HD remaster of N64 classic GoldenEye 007 could be revealed as soon as during the next few weeks, it’s been claimed.

At the time, VGC reviewed the leaked GoldenEye Xbox build and called it “the greatest remaster you’ll likely never play”.

“It’s kind of bittersweet,” co-director Chris Tilston said of seeing the GoldenEye remaster leak into the public domain. »