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The dean of the Northern Ontario Medical School says a common teaching method in medical school that is known by the strange term ‘pimping’ can be instructive if done right, but be just the opposite when done incorrectly. As a teaching method, pimping puts medical students on the spot with tough and explicit questions. It’s use, and misuse, was examined in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) this week. The unusual form of teaching — which has nothing to do with prostitution — has cre
DUBAI (Reuters) -A "potential hijack" was unfolding off the coast of the United Arab Emirates' Fujairah region on Tuesday, Britain's maritime trade agency reported, without giving details on the vessel or vessels involved. The United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) had in an earlier warning notice, based on a third party source, advised ships to exercise extreme caution due to an incident around 60 nautical miles east of Fujairah. The U.S. Navy's Fifth Fleet, which is based in Bahrain, did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.
NEW YORK (Reuters) -New York Governor Andrew Cuomo groped, kissed or made suggestive comments to 11 women in violation of the law, the state's attorney general said on Tuesday, prompting local prosecutors to launch a criminal investigation and reigniting calls for him to resign or be impeached. The findings of a five-month investigation into allegations of sexual harassment found the governor created a "toxic" workplace and that his office illegally retaliated against the first accuser to go public. After state Attorney General Letitia James unveiled the probe's conclusions, President Joe Biden and other prominent Democrats called on the party's one-time star to resign.
Editor's note: This story was first published on 07/27. This version corrects to omit an extra two letters from end of story from "scene ne" to "scene." The Dundalk Fire Department is welcoming an addition to its fleet. The re-fitted vehicle will serve a dual purpose: a spot for firefighters to recover at a fire scene and a means to transport its UTV. The fire department started looking into what are called “rehab” trailers in January, Fire Chief Derek Malynyk explained. Knowing that the new tra
The reserve fund that covers operations at Regina's Mosaic Stadium had a $4.3-million deficit last year thanks to lost revenue during the pandemic and debt repayments. The deficit is outlined in the City of Regina's 2020 annual reserve report. The report covers the 21 different reserves the city uses to fund capital and operating costs for everything from cemeteries to golf courses to Mosaic Stadium. According to the report, $2.5 million was withdrawn from the Regina Revitalization Initiative (R
Two dozen people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Windsor-Essex since the public health unit last reported an update on Friday. The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit said Tuesday that three cases are from Saturday, five Sunday, five Monday and 11 were reported on Tuesday. Overall, 40 cases are active, compared with just 25 on Friday. Eleven of those cases involve COVID-19 variants of concern. One person is in hospital. As of the data released Tuesday, 76.1 per cent of eligible residents have
P.E.I.'s Moonshine Endurance will have athletes both swimming the Northumberland Strait and biking the length of the Island to raise money for a new international project. Co-founder Logan Hayman started the fundraising group small, with a solo swim across the strait in 2016. It will be a bigger event this year, despite the challenges and uncertainties presented by COVID-19. "We went through and planned it anyway, and we figured if we couldn't pull it off, we'd pull the pin at the last minute,"
BEIRUT (AP) — After the massive explosion at Beirut’s port a year ago, only a small part of Ibrahim Hoteit’s younger brother was identified: his scalp. Hoteit buried his brother — a large man, a firefighter, a martial arts champion — in a container the size of a shoebox. Since then, Hoteit has sold his business, a perfume and accessories shop. He sleeps only a few hours a night. Black circles ring his eyes. One thing drives him now: winning justice for the victims of the Aug. 4, 2020, explosion
NEW YORK (AP) — Danya Taymor was jazzed. It was late July and the theater director had just cracked open the August Wilson Theatre on Broadway after months of stillness and silence. She soaked it all in, checking out the stage and tweaking her plans. Taymor is tasked with leading the first play to open on Broadway since the pandemic shutdown — “Pass Over.” “This play is the right play to reopen Broadway. It will help lead the way in so many ways," she said. "To consecrate the space after this pl
Demand for vehicles is soaring but that's helped create a shortage of microchips, a key component for autos.(Laurent Pirot/CBC / Radio-Canada)
Alberta’s NDP have recently put out a call for the provincial government to offer support to farmers looking to become more energy efficient. “We’re asking the government to invest $15 million in startup money that could then be used to create loan guarantees for our agricultural producers in either doing a retrofit, or a new build for barns, but also all agriculture infrastructure,” said Heather Sweet, NDP agriculture critic. “The idea behind this is that the $15 million will be used to help pe
New York City will soon require proof of COVID-19 vaccinations for indoor activities, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday, making it the first big city in the U.S. to impose such restrictions. The new requirement, which will go into effect Aug. 16, applies to indoor dining, gyms and indoor entertainment venues. De Blasio has focused on getting as many New Yorkers vaccinated as possible while resisting calls to mandate masks indoors, as several cities and counties in California have done. De B
The Region of Queens rallied around Brooklyn’s Sarah Mitton after she placed 28th overall in the women’s shotput competition at the Tokyo 2020 Summer Games. Fans in Queens County were glued to their televisions the morning of July 30 to watch her in the qualification portion of the event. She was unable to advance to the final round, with a best throw of 16.62 metres in her third attempt, after being disqualified in her first two throws. She finished 28th overall in a field of 31. Mitton’s perso
Islanders and visitors hoping for beach days had a disappointing month. July, typically the driest month of the year on P.E.I., was the wettest of 2021 so far. There was 134.1 millimetres of rain last month, 68 per cent more than normal. That topped the amount of precipitation in February, which had been the wettest so far with 131.7 millimetres. There were just 12 days without rain in July. Precipitation at Charlottetown Airport July is usually also the hottest month of the year with an average
BERLIN (AP) — A German court on Tuesday convicted an 84-year-old man of illegal weapons possession for having a personal arsenal that included a tank, a flak cannon and multiple other items of World War II-era military equipment. The state district in the northern city of Kiel handed the man a suspended prison sentence of 14 months and ordered him to pay a fine of 250,000 euros ($300,000), the German news agency dpa reported. It also ordered the defendant, whose name was not given in line with G
NEW YORK (AP) — JetBlue is not departing New York. The low-cost airline announced Tuesday that it will keep its headquarters in Queens and expand its flagship terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport. JetBlue had considered moving its headquarters to Florida when its lease at a building in Long Island City ends in 2023. The airline already operates a training center in Orlando and has a subsidiary based in Fort Lauderdale. Instead, the airline said that after going through a competitive
A GTA dog rescue is looking for foster homes in quiet rural or suburban settings, including Wellington County, where it's reached out to potential foster families through an Elora/Fergus Facebook group. “We do have a lot of foster homes in Toronto and the surrounding area,” Fetch + Release Dog Rescue co-founder Morgan Sinclair said. “But for some of these dogs, those settings are overwhelming.” For pups who have spent their whole lives in rural areas the noises and activity of a busy city can be
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson met Tuesday with the Belarusian opposition leader at his office in London, saying the U.K. is “on her side" and committed to supporting human rights in her country. Johnson told Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya that Britain is “very much in support of what you are doing” during their meeting at Downing Street, and condemned Belarus leader Alexander Lukashenko's “severe human rights violations and persecution of pro-democracy figures,” his office said. The talks came
It seems everyone could see the warning signs from at least a block away. Grounded Coffee owner Scott Campbell pleaded for action regarding the two-way stop that happened earlier this week, instead asking once again for it to become a pedestrian-friendly four-way stop. In a letter sent to environment and infrastructure executive director Andy Campbell, and forwarded to Midland council and staff, a request was put forward to turn the Bay Street and First Street intersection into a four-way stop.
When it comes to COVID-19 and students returning to school there are more questions than answers. Chatham-Kent Medical Officer of Health Dr. David Colby told a municipal press conference Thursday the health unit is awaiting direction from the province regarding back-to-school protocols. “It’s coming soon, that’s all I can say,” Colby told reporters, adding all health units Ontario are anticipating the news. However, the window for a student to have a two-dose summer and become fully vaccinated i