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Grizzly bear trophy hunting over in BC Grizzly bear trophy hunting over in BC
- December 18, 2017

BC Green Party leader Andrew Weaver had previously tried to introduce private member bills to curb trophy hunting of grizzlies, and has since been critical of the BC NDP's approach to ending recreational hunting of the endangered bears. "Now we have a very different political landscape in B.C. and our office shifted its efforts accordingly", said MLA Olsen, who became lead on this file after the May election. (more...)
Benjamin and Olivia top baby names in Ontario for 2016 Benjamin and Olivia top baby names in Ontario for 2016
- December 18, 2017

On the boys' side, Benjamin rose to first place, ending a five-year run in which Liam was the top boys' name in the province. The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services says Noah, Ethan and Lucas round out the top five boys' names, while Emma, Charlotte, Ava and Sophia complete the top five girls' names. (more...)
CDC can say 'fetus,' insists there's no ban on words
- December 18, 2017

In some instances, the analysts were given alternative phrases. "Instead of " science-based " or " evidence based , ' the suggested phrase is 'CDC bases its recommendations on science in consideration with community standards and wishes" ( The Washington Post )". (more...)
'This is happening': GOP revels in all-but-certain tax deal 'This is happening': GOP revels in all-but-certain tax deal
- December 18, 2017

It depends on who you ask. He predicted this weekend that with the tax overhaul, growth could jump from the current 3 percent to "4, 5 and maybe even 6 percent ultimately". Financial Services Roundtable is an advocacy group that represents banks and credit card companies. Homeowners who already have a mortgage would be unaffected by the change. (more...)
ESPN Employees React To John Skipper Resigning As President Citing Substance Abuse ESPN Employees React To John Skipper Resigning As President Citing Substance Abuse
- December 18, 2017

Bodenheimer is expected to help Iger find Skipper's replacement and is likely to be at the sports network up to 90 days.Bodenheimer served as ESPN's president from November 19, 1998 to the end of 2011. Once a profit machine, ESPN has been unable to stem the loss of subscribers and advertising to new media like Netflix, Facebook and YouTube. Last month, it said it would lay off about 150 employees. (more...)
Pope Francis slams 'faux information' and biased media Pope Francis slams 'faux information' and biased media
- December 18, 2017

It is a place where the life of a diocese can be "validly expressed" and where members of the church can "dialogue and communicate". While President Donald Trump is perhaps the most vocal critic of "fake news" and opponent of supposed media malpractice, one of his critics is joining his side in combating the press as His Holiness himself condemned bad journalism. (more...)
Trump Judicial Nominee Drops Out After Embarrassing Hearing Trump Judicial Nominee Drops Out After Embarrassing Hearing
- December 18, 2017

Petersen's demise follows those of fellow district court nominees Brett Talley of Alabama and Jeff Mateer of Texas. "I understand that the path that many successful district court judges have taken has been a different one than I've taken", Petersen told Kennedy . (more...)
Kaspersky files lawsuit over anti-virus software ban Kaspersky files lawsuit over anti-virus software ban
- December 18, 2017

It is the latest move by the company to refute allegations that it is vulnerable to Kremlin influence. Kaspersky Lab filed a lawsuit Monday challenging the Trump administration's ban on the use of the company's cybersecurity software within federal agencies. (more...)
Brandis tipped to replace Downer in UK Brandis tipped to replace Downer in UK
- December 18, 2017

He will exit on a high note, after almost 18 years in Parliament, having helped lead the case for the historic legalisation of same-sex marriage and having introduced a sweeping package of laws created to curb foreign interference in Australia's democratic systems and processes. (more...)
South Korea, USconduct exercises for removing North Korea weapons South Korea, USconduct exercises for removing North Korea weapons
- December 18, 2017

Per capita incomes averaged 1.46 million won ($1,340) in the North past year, Statistics Korea said in statement, up five per cent. In July the South's central bank estimated the North's GDP to have grown 3.9 percent last year-faster that the South's 2.8 percent, albeit from a much lower base. (more...)
MNANGAGWA LINE UP: Gen. Sibanda Replaces Chiwenga As New Army Boss MNANGAGWA LINE UP: Gen. Sibanda Replaces Chiwenga As New Army Boss
- December 18, 2017

Mnangagwa has promised to fill the positions in the next few days. He was among senior government officials placed under sanctions by the United States and European Union although the latter removed him from its list of restricted individuals in 2014. (more...)
The US Pentagon's secret investigation into UFOs The US Pentagon's secret investigation into UFOs
- December 18, 2017

He made a beeline for the 40-foot, oval-shaped object. "Then they either dropped out of radar range or shot straight back up", the US Navy report states. Defense Department budgets worth hundreds of billions of dollars. "The Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program ended in the 2012 timeframe". (more...)
North Korea 'agent' charged with WMD sale plot in Australia North Korea 'agent' charged with WMD sale plot in Australia
- December 18, 2017

The Australian Federal Police arrested Monday a man on suspicion of attempting to sell missile parts for Pyongyang. "We believe this man participated in discussions about the sale of missile componentry from North Korea to other entities overseas as another attempt to try and raise revenue for the government in North Korea , again in breach of the sanctions", said Australian Federal Police Assistant Commissioner Neil Gaughan in a statement. (more...)
Weather Advisory is in Effect for Halton Weather Advisory is in Effect for Halton
- December 18, 2017

Storm total snowfall amounts will range from 15 to 25 centimetres with the highest amounts falling near the US border, while some regions in the Kootenays may get more than 25 cm from this storm. The current temperature is 0°C with a high of 3°C expected later this afternoon. Tuesday will see the majority of the snowfall with 15 cm of snow falling. (more...)
Trump Blasts "Tattered" FBI Shortly Before Giving A Speech At Quantico
- December 18, 2017

Flynn's cooperation could enable Mueller to charge Trump with obstruction of justice, although there's no sign that the prosecutor plans to take that step. I have nothing to do with Russian Federation, everybody knows it. By the time Trump and Clinton started receiving their classified intelligence briefings in August 2016, Trump's son, son-in-law, and campaign chairman had already met with a Russian lawyer at Trump Tower on the promise of obtaining "dirt" on Clinton; then-campaign chairman ... (more...)
Obama accused of blocking US Hezbollah cocaine inquiry
- December 18, 2017

But by tossing a string of roadblocks holding back the project, Obama administration officials helped allow the 35-year-old anti-Israel criminal enterprise to evolve into a major global security threat bankrolling terrorist and military operations, the report added. (more...)
Syria's Assad Meets Russian Official, Calls US-Backed Militias 'Traitors' Syria's Assad Meets Russian Official, Calls US-Backed Militias 'Traitors'
- December 18, 2017

Speaking about potential joint projects of Syria and Russia, Rogozin mentioned oil-producing facilities, restoration of infrastructure facilities, railways, port, and electricity. "France's hands are covered in Syrian blood and it has no right to evaluate any peace conference. All their statements mean nothing to us and have no value". (more...)
Slain former National Basketball Association player's ex-wife charged and arrested for 2010 murder Slain former National Basketball Association player's ex-wife charged and arrested for 2010 murder
- December 18, 2017

When officers were informed of the call eight days later, Wright's badly decomposing body was located by using cell towers. He'd been shot multiple times, according to the indictment. While Wright did collect $ 1 million life insurance policy, investigators have yet to say what the motive for the crime was. Gen. Amy Weirich talks during a press conference about the arrest of Sherra Wright-Robinson. (more...)
South Africa's Ramaphosa wins election as ANC president South Africa's Ramaphosa wins election as ANC president
- December 18, 2017

Duarte said there is nothing unusual about delays in confirming the credentials of delegates as "we do it for the credibility of delegates". In his speech to the delegates, Mr Zuma said the party was facing "enormous challenges" as he urges delegates to remain united. (more...)
Trump transition lawyer accuses Mueller of unlawfully obtaining emails Trump transition lawyer accuses Mueller of unlawfully obtaining emails
- December 18, 2017

However, some of the president's allies believe this is delusional, wishful thinking - and they fear what Trump will do if that exoneration letter never comes. On Sunday, former Trump campaign aide Michael Caputo called the investigation an "attack on the presidency" and told CNN there are " more and more indications that the Mueller investigation is off the rails". (more...)
Federal Judge Announces Retirement After Sexual Misconduct Allegations Federal Judge Announces Retirement After Sexual Misconduct Allegations
- December 18, 2017

Last week, Heidi Bond, who clerked for Kozinski from 2006 to 2007, told the Washington Post that the judge had asked her to view inappropriate material on a workplace computer. The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals judge said he was retiring immediately to avoid being a distraction for the federal judiciary. "Nor would such a battle be good for my beloved federal judiciary", he said. (more...)
There it is: Democrats now want Al Franken to stay There it is: Democrats now want Al Franken to stay
- December 18, 2017

Manchin could face a tough reelection in 2018. The West Virginia senator stressed that he believes it would be appropriate for Franken to step down if the allegations are proved true. Gillibrand has said that sending a clear message of zero tolerance is important, and that she was anxious that the Ethics Committee process was being used as a shield. (more...)
Amtrak train auto dangling over interstate after derailment in Washington Amtrak train auto dangling over interstate after derailment in Washington
- December 18, 2017

Emergency services are on the scene after a train derailed onto a motorway in the U.S. state of Washington. Amtrak tweeted that it was aware of an incident that involved Train 501 but did not immediately provide details. On WSDOT's website is a notice to "watch for Amtrak Cascades trains running along I-5", saying the new route takes an "inland corridor". "We are passing traffic on I-5". (more...)
Puerto Rico orders review of official Hurricane Maria death toll Puerto Rico orders review of official Hurricane Maria death toll
- December 18, 2017

More than 500 people remain in shelters, government reports say. Officials have said the average number of daily deaths increased from 82 to 117 after the storm, with a total of 2,838 deaths reported in September, a 20% increase from the 2,366 deaths reported for the same month in 2016 and up from 2,242 in September 2015. (more...)
Jayda Fransen: Twitter suspends Britain First leader retweeted by Donald Trump Jayda Fransen: Twitter suspends Britain First leader retweeted by Donald Trump
- December 18, 2017

It had been expected that the policy could lead to a crack down on far-right users, including those associated with the alt-right, with the Britain First pair being two of the most high-profile accounts suspended so far. Mr Dorsey said the site had "mistakenly pointed to the wrong reason" the videos remained online, with the company adding its current media policy had not been violated, but would "continue to re-evaluate and examine our policies as the world around us evolves". (more...)
Adani ends Carmichael partnership with Downer Adani ends Carmichael partnership with Downer
- December 18, 2017

But Adani reviewed the project after Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk vetoed a Federal Government loan to build the railway. The split comes after Downer was the target of a nationwide activist campaign pressuring them to quit the Carmichael project in central Queensland. (more...)
Isaiah Thomas may return for Boston Celtics-Cleveland Cavs game January 3 Isaiah Thomas may return for Boston Celtics-Cleveland Cavs game January 3
- December 18, 2017

Charania added that Thomas believes he could play now , but the Cavaliers want to make sure he will stay healthy for the duration of the season. Without question, Isaiah Thomas is itching to play. He will provide consistency to the starting point guard spot for Cleveland and another scoring threat to its already prolific offense. But the most intriguing matchup is the next night, in Boston on January 3. (more...)
Disgraced RTE producer to appear in court in the United Kingdom today Disgraced RTE producer to appear in court in the United Kingdom today
- December 18, 2017

That between the same dates he attempted to incite a girl aged 13 to 15 to engage in sexual activity. The two charges relate to a period of time between July 1st and November 18th 2017, when Creaven travelled to Leeds with the intention of committing the crimes in a city centre hotel. (more...)
Police Drone Sparks Dramatic Rescue Of Woman Trapped In Mine Shaft Police Drone Sparks Dramatic Rescue Of Woman Trapped In Mine Shaft
- December 18, 2017

Ms Charty's family and police held serious concerns as temperatures soared to more than 40C over the weekend. "Due to poor light, loss of light in the evening, the search was restricted to vehicle searching, due to the number of mines there and just the dangers associated with the area", Mr Checkley said. (more...)
Congress-supported Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani wins Vadgam constituency Congress-supported Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani wins Vadgam constituency
- December 18, 2017

Manibhai Vaghela of Congress moved to Ider constituency to make way for Jignesh in Vadgam. The constituency has 16% Dalits and 25% Muslim population. Alpesh Thakor, 40, was trailing initially but picked up soon to take a lead in Radhanpur, one of the largest constituencies in Gujarat. During the campaigning, Thakor attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and even went on to say that the prime minister has glowing skin as he have mushrooms especially ordered from Taiwan everyday. (more...)

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