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New Zealand politicians plan pay freeze as workers strike

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern

WELLINGTON, New Zealand – New Zealand’s lawmakers are planning to take a pay freeze at a time that teachers, nurses and other public workers have been going on strike for more money. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Monday that politicians would turn down a planned 3 per cent pay raise this year and would freeze their pay for 12 months while they worked out a fairer formula for future raises. Ardern said there is an increasing gap between what low- and middle-income New Zealanders earn and what highly paid workersRead More


Inmate dies after being assaulted in custody at Stony Mountain, two others remain in hospital

Stony Mountain prison

CTV Winnipeg Published Sunday, August 19, 2018 2:19PM CST Last Updated Sunday, August 19, 2018 3:31PM CST Correctional Service of Canada said an inmate died while in custody at Stony Mountain Institution. Assistant Warden JL Meyer confirmed to CTV News the man who died was one of the inmates who was assaulted Thursday night. Adam Kent Monias, 25, died on Saturday in hospital following the attack. Monias was serving an indeterminate sentence for second degree murder, aggravated assault, and uttering threats to cause death or harm since June 3, 2015.Read More


Defibrillator stolen from Woodstock baseball diamond

Woodstock Police generic

The City of Woodstock Parks Department notified police of an incident on Aug. 13. Police said that sometime in the prior two weeks, the automated external defibrillator was stolen. It was taken from the baseball diamond at Jack Dunn Park on the Community Complex property on Finkle Street. Woodstock police have encouraged anyone with information about the theft to contact them. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines [su_feed url=”http://rssfeeds.usatoday.com/usatoday-NewsTopStories” limit=”20″] USA News Headlines [su_feed url=”http://rss.cnn.com/rss/cnn_us.rss” limit=”20″] ABC NEWS Headlines [su_feed url=”http://feeds.abcnews.com/abcnews/usheadlines”Read More


New genetic tests could help pinpoint best macular degeneration treatments

New genetic tests could help pinpoint best macular degeneration treatments

By the year 2020, about 2 million Canadians will have macular degeneration — the leading cause of vision loss in people over aged 60. Although there is no cure, there are treatments that can slow the disease’s progression — but only in those with certain genes. Those with different genetic make-ups can actually see their vision worsen on the treatments. Now there is a new genetic test that could help determine who can benefit and who will not. But it’s a test not without controversy. Toronto-area senior Percy Ford-Smith discoveredRead More


Leading Chinese Buddhist monk accused of sexual misconduct

Buddhism in China

BEIJING – One of China’s highest-ranking Buddhist monks is facing a government investigation over accusations of sexual misconduct, in what is seen by some as an indication the #MeToo movement is gaining traction in the world’s most populous nation. Longquan Monastery abbot Shi Xuecheng is accused of harassing and demanding sexual favours from numerous female nuns in a 95-page statement compiled by two fellow monks at the storied centre of Buddhist learning in Beijing. The statement including testimony from the alleged victims leaked this week on social media, prompting anRead More


5 things to know on CTVNews.ca for Monday, July 23, 2018: Toronto shooting, White Helmets, Mars storm

Authorities are condemning a shooting in Toronto’s Greektown neighbourhood that left one dead, and 13 – including a young girl – injured. 1. Toronto shooting: One woman is dead, along with a gunman, and 13 injured after a shooting in Toronto’s Greektown neighbourhood late Sunday night.  2. Lawsuit filed: A proposed class-action lawsuit has been filed against five Canadian pharmaceutical companies alleging the firms may have been negligent in their manufacturing of the drugs and in quality control testing of raw material from their supplier in China. 3. Walmart questioning:Read More


Harvey Weinstein asks judge to dismiss Ashley Judd lawsuit

Harvey Weinstein

LOS ANGELES — Harvey Weinstein’s lawyers asked a judge Wednesday to dismiss Ashley Judd’s lawsuit against him, saying allegations that he tried to hurt her career after she rejected him sexually are baseless and were filed far too late. In the federal court filing in Los Angeles, the attorneys discuss Judd’s comment that she would only let Weinstein touch her after she won an Academy Award in one of his films. Judd said in her lawsuit that the statement was just a “mock bargain” she made in order to leaveRead More


B.C. baseball team offers funeral giveaway

B.C. baseball team offers funeral giveaway

If you’ve been dying to see a Victoria Harbourcats game, here’s your chance. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines [su_feed url=”http://rssfeeds.usatoday.com/usatoday-NewsTopStories” limit=”20″] USA News Headlines [su_feed url=”http://rss.cnn.com/rss/cnn_us.rss” limit=”20″] ABC NEWS Headlines [su_feed url=”http://feeds.abcnews.com/abcnews/usheadlines” limit=”20″]


‘Bridging North America’ to design and build cable-stayed Gordie Howe Bridge

Gordie Howe Bridge concept cable-stayed

Rich Garton, CTV Windsor Published Thursday, July 5, 2018 9:36AM EDT Last Updated Thursday, July 5, 2018 9:58AM EDT The builder who will construct the Gordie Howe International Bridge between Windsor and Detroit was announced today in Windsor, Ont. The preferred proponent ‘Bridging North America’ will soon start construction on an 853 metre cable-stayed span, being touted by Windsor Detroit Bridge Authority officials as the longest cable-stayed bridge in North America. WDBA communications director Mark Butler says “it’s going to be as tall as the Ren Center,” one of mostRead More


Writer of glowing Olive Garden review grateful for Anthony Bourdain’s support

Anthony Bourdain

MINNEAPOLIS — A North Dakota newspaper columnist who received online vitriol in 2012 for her glowing review of an Olive Garden in Grand Forks said Saturday she was grateful that Anthony Bourdain came to her defence as others ridiculed her prose about the town’s hottest new Italian restaurant. Marilyn Hagerty catapulted to internet fame after her Olive Garden review, in which she marveled about the chain restaurant’s chicken Alfredo, crisp greens and “two long, warm breadsticks.” Then, she learned what it’s like to go viral. Bourdain, who died Friday inRead More