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Newfoundland and Labrador's police watchdog won't investigate a rash of sexual assault allegations involving the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary unless the women involved want it to happen, as the head of the agency vows to build trust in its abilities, where some critics say there is little to be had. At least 12 women have been in touch with St. John's lawyer Lynn Moore to speak about their experiences with sexual assault and on-duty RNC officers, Moore said this week. No formal complaints hav
The world is at risk of losing hard-won gains in fighting COVID-19 as the highly transmissible Delta variant spreads, but WHO-approved vaccines remain effective, the World Health Organization said on Friday. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has described the Delta variant of the coronavirus as being as transmissible as chickenpox and cautioned it could cause severe disease, the Washington Post said, citing an internal CDC document. COVID-19 infections have increased by 80% over the past four weeks in most regions of the world, WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.
Rick Ornelas got into Robinhood Markets Inc's initial public offering (IPO) every way he could. As a user of the trading app, the Houston-based author of life-coaching books applied for and received 50 Robinhood shares in its IPO. When the shares traded down more than 10% in their debut on Thursday, he doubled down by acquiring 75 more shares through Fidelity Investments, where he holds his main trading account.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Deji LaRay remembered when television shows like “Sex in the City” and “Insecure” captured the essence of friendships among women, but then realized there was hardly any male-driven stories being told in the same manner. LaRay saw a lack of shows from the perspective of Black men and decided to create his own. He teamed up with retired NFL running back-turned-actor Thomas Q. Jones to develop the new series “Johnson,” which premieres Sunday on Bounce TV. Cedric the Entertainer,
Two of the world’s top athletes have raised awareness of mental health issues on the Olympic stage. An Olympian explains the why mental training can be as important as physical training.
Alberta and Manitoba are seeing the potential for severe storms on Friday that could bring torrential rain, hail, and strong winds.
A black bear that was spotted roaming N'Dilo and Yellowknife's Old Town neighbourhood on Thursday has been killed, according to the N.W.T.'s Department of Environment and Natural Resources (ENR). In a Thursday evening post on Facebook, ENR said an officer "dispatched" the animal because it had gotten close to a number of homes in the area and its behaviour "suggested it had become habituated to city life." "This was necessary to protect public safety," the post reads in part. It had been found n
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Noor Mukadam's last hours were terror-filled. Beaten repeatedly, the 27-year-old jumped from a window but was dragged back, beaten again and finally beheaded. A childhood friend has been charged with her killing. The gruesome death last week in an upscale neighborhood of the Pakistani capital, Islamabad, is the latest in a series of attacks on women in Pakistan, where rights activists say such gender-based assaults are on the rise as the country barrels toward greater religious
A Summer camp in Edmonton aims to fill a gap by teaching the skills of DJing and producing electronic dance music (EDM). For the second year, Night Vision Music Academy has started up its electronic dance music summer camp. The group hosts youth between the ages of 10 and 17 for a week at a time, teaching them how to DJ and produce EDM. The instructors use their experience of DJing and producing to start with the basics and guide the teens to create music and collaborate while getting used to pe
A pilot project will grant horse-riding access to three 15-kilometre sections of P.E.I.'s Confederation Trail in rural areas around O'Leary, Kinkora and Hermitage. The pilot comes at the request of P.E.I. Trail Riders, a group that works to "secure and maintain access to trails across P.E.I." for horseback riding, according to its website. P.E.I. Transportation Minister James Aylward says it's been discussed since the trail was being built, and it's time to see if the idea can work. "That's part
Wildfire smoke is in the forecast for B.C.'s south coast this weekend, in addition to a heat wave, which in the wake of last month's fatal heat dome prompted warnings Friday from health officials. Metro Vancouver is expected to see smoke roll in this weekend, joining communities across the province that have been blanketed by wildfire smoke for weeks, at levels far above World Health Organization maximum levels. As air quality across B.C. continues to pose a health risk, B.C.'s wildfire service
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -A U.S. government watchdog on Friday sided with NASA over its decision to pick a single lunar lander provider, rejecting a protest filed by Blue Origin and defense contractor Dynetics Inc. The companies had challenged the $2.9 billion award to Elon Musk's SpaceX for the lander, arguing NASA was required to make multiple awards. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) said it "denied the protest arguments that NASA acted improperly in making a single award to SpaceX."
Ballots are being mailed out today for the election of Algonquin Negotiation Representative (ANR) in three communities in Ontario. The ANRs include the Chief and Council of the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation and one representative from each of the nine other Algonquin communities. Six candidates have been acclaimed by their community, leaving an election necessary in the Algonquin communities of Greater Golden Lake, Kijicho Manito Madaouskarini, and Shabot Obaadjiwan. The elected offici
At 32 years old, Liliana Herrera had to quit her job, live in a warehouse and sleep on a chair – just to get the life-saving chemotherapy she needed after being diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time. (July 30)
A Manitoba MLA whose own uncle endured horrible abuse in a residential school says she wants to see a local priest completely removed from the Catholic Church after a video surfaced of him stating many residential school survivors had positive experiences, and claiming some survivors have lied about sexual abuse to get money from the government. “It’s absolutely disgusting, I am the granddaughter of residential school survivors, I am the niece of an uncle who got one of the largest settlements i
NECOCLI, Colombia (AP) — A small city on Colombia's Caribbean shore is being crowded with migrants from Haiti, Africa and Cuba making what they hope will be a journey toward the United States. Local official estimate more than 10,000 migrants have massed recently in Necocli, a city of some 20,000 people better known for its beaches, coconuts and burbling mud volcanos. It has become a bottleneck on the global migrant trail that winds through South and Central America, and on to Mexico and then th
OTTAWA (Reuters) -Canada must vaccinate as many people as possible and cautiously relax public health measures as COVID-19 case numbers creep higher at the start of what could be a fourth wave, the country's top health official said on Friday. Rising case counts suggest "we are at the start of the Delta-driven fourth wave, but that the trajectory will depend on an ongoing increase in fully vaccinated coverage and the timing, pace and extent of reopening," Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam told reporters. Of the variants detected in Canada, the Delta increased more than five-fold in June, Tam said.
Two people armed with a Taser and tear gas robbed a Dinh Van jewellery store in central Paris on Friday before fleeing on foot, two police sources said, with one of the sources saying as much as 2 million euros worth of goods was stolen. The robbery comes days after a Chaumet store was held up close to the Champs-Elysee avenue. Robberies at jewellery stores in the French capital are not uncommon during the quieter summer months.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s President Andrzej Duda said Friday he sees the need for changes to his country's law on disciplining judges, in a significant shift in tone on an issue that has brought a tense and drawn-out spat with European Union authorities. Duda was commenting on letters from the head of Poland’s top court appealing to him and other senior figures to initiate changes that would remove flaws in Polish legislation and bring it into line with EU law. Duda told state agency PAP th
As Chatham-Kent’s tree cutting discourse enters a pivotal month the local conservation authority is hoping to clear up discussion on their role in the process. “This is all about forest cover. A lot of people are confusing tree cover and forest cover,” says Greg Van Every, environmental project coordinator at the Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority. The group is currently conducting an analysis of forest cover in the county, a task they perform every five years. Pilots fly over Ontario ta