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    A Canadian woman who was sold as a sex slave by her own family when she was a little girl has revealed how she finally escaped at age 21 with the help of a stranger who spotted the 'red flags' of her abuse.  Jessa Dillow Crisp, now 34, from Toronto, Canada, was molested by family members from a young age.  By the time she was elementary-school-aged, she says that they were letting child pornographers take photos of her and forcing her to have sex with strangers in exchange for money. She wasn't even allowed to go to school - instead, she had to work as a hotel maid during the day and was sex trafficked at night. After years of abuse, she met a woman in Kansas City, who realized that she needed help and slipped her her phone number - ultimately saving her life.  A woman who was sold as a sex slave by her own family when she was a little girl has revealed how she escaped at age 21 with the help of a stranger who spotted...
    As for vaccine opponents, Goodman declared that they use "absolutely false, conspiracy-theory laden arguments" and called them "clearly a lost cause, embracing an anti-science and anti-truth ideology with a fervor rarely seen since the advent of the Enlightenment." He added that he believes "the positives of the vaccines greatly outweigh the negatives" and that his children are fully vaccinated. Plus, Goodman said he "received a booster shot a few days ago. So far, I’m feeling okay. Instead of an mRNA vaccine, I took the Johnson & Johnson shot, which is a viral-vector vaccine less associated with pericarditis." He added in his op-ed that he hopes by telling his story of battling a serious vaccine side-effect that the "vaccine hesitant" might also get the shots. How are readers reacting to Goodman's vaccine stance? Goodman's op-ed so far has elicited a wide-range of reactions. Some commenters agree with him; some don't. And still others are engaging in debates with each other: "Mass Formation Psychosis in action," one commenter wrote, after which another commenter linked to...
    A Canadian politician is being mocked and criticized after sharing a photo of his first-responder wife shoveling snow after her 12-hour shift at the hospital. Jon Reyes, the Minister of Economic Development and Jobs in Manitoba and a member of the province's Progressive Conservative Party, tweeted a photo of his wife Cynthia shoveling their driveway after a heavy snow on January 8 — which he has snapped from inside, looking out the window. 'Even after a 12 hour night shift at the hospital last night, my wife still has the energy to shovel the driveway. God bless her and all our frontliners. Time to make her some breakfast,' he wrote. But while Reyes seemed to intend the tweet to show awed praise of his nurse wife's stamina, tens of thousands of Twitter users have had other ideas and are calling him out for being 'lazy' and the 'worst' husband for not shoveling himself — or at least hiring someone to do it. A Canadian politician is being mocked and criticized after sharing a photo of his first-responder wife shoveling snow...
    A Canadian military officer who fears he was at the 'Ground Zero' of Covid two months before China officially acknowledged the virus has demanded an investigation into the suspicious outbreak of illness there. The long-serving officer, who cannot be named as he is still in the forces, was among the scores of athletes who fell sick with a debilitating illness after attending the World Military Games in Wuhan in October 2019. He said foreign competitors found the city of 11 million people 'like a ghost town', and so many cases of a mysterious virus afflicted the Canadian team that a quarantine section was set up on their military flight back home. The officer, who is still suffering from the effects of his illness despite previous high levels of fitness, said a military-appointed doctor later said he almost certainly caught Covid. His revelations fuel concerns the Chinese government covered up the outbreak – with devastating consequences. The Beijing regime says the first confirmed case was December 8, three weeks before the World Health Organisation was tipped off by sources in Taiwan....
    TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called videos of a party on a recent Sunwing Airlines flight from Montreal to Cancun, Mexico a “slap in the face” to those who have tried to stay safe during the pandemic and said Tuesday that Canada’s airline regulator is investigating. Videos of the Dec. 30 flight shared on social media appear to show passengers not wearing masks as they gather in close proximity, singing and dancing in the aisle and on seats. In one video, a large bottle of vodka appears to be passed among passengers, and later a woman appears to be smoking an electronic cigarette on the plane. According to reports, the plane had been chartered and some of the passengers were cast members from Quebec reality television shows. “It’s a slap in the face to see people putting themselves, their fellow citizens and airline workers at risk by being completely irresponsible,” Trudeau said. “This is a situation Transport Canada takes extremely seriously and we are following up.” Trudeau promised a full investigation. “Like Canadians who...
    The U.S. could be under the rule of a rightwing dictatorship by the end of the decade, according to a Canadian professor of politics, who is calling upon his own government to prepare for the collapse of American democracy. Thomas Homer-Dixon centers his warning on the idea of Donald Trump running again in 2024 and Republican-held legislatures refusing to accept a Democratic victory.  'By 2025, American democracy could collapse, causing extreme domestic political instability, including widespread civil violence,' Homer-Dixon, director of the Cascade Institute at Royal Roads University in British Columbia, wrote in the Globe and Mail.  'By 2030, if not sooner, the country could be governed by a right-wing dictatorship.' Homer-Dixon referenced Fox News, fringe Republicans such Marjorie Taylor-Greene, who has spread conspiracy theories and was permanently banned from Twitter at the weekend, and the widespread available of guns in America as evidence.  A Trump victory in 2024 could trigger the collapse of American democracy, warns Canadian professor of politics Thomas Homer-Dixon Homer-Dixon said his 40 years of experience in studying violent conflict and social breakdown meant he could recognize the...
    Mother Jones illustration; Youtube Fight disinformation. Get a daily recap of the facts that matter. Sign up for the free Mother Jones newsletter.As usual, the staff of Mother Jones is rounding up the heroes and monsters of the past year. Find all of 2021’s heroes and monsters here. Not since the days of watching Comedy Central’s Crank Yankers as a teen have I enjoyed the simple art of the prank call as I did in 2021. Every week this year, the Canadian comedian Chris James’ streamed The Not Even a Show and I watched him put a thumb to the eye of the most revered figures within MAGA-land. James is a stand-up comedian who lives in Vancouver. Making a living doing shows is difficult in Canada, and James didn’t want to move to the states, so he had the idea to host a show online. But it wasn’t until he came across the radio show of former Boston Red Sox Ace turned Breitbart hack Curt Schilling, found his calling. From there, the prank calls became an art. Instead of the hapless unknown targets we chose as teens, James’ victims...
    DEAR TRAVEL TROUBLESHOOTER: I need your help getting a refund of $6,339 for a Canadian rail tour from Rocky Mountaineer. Our package included airport, train and hotel transfers, with nights in Calgary, Banff and Vancouver. Christopher Elliott, the Travel Troubleshooter  The trip, which we booked in February 2020 and was scheduled for May 2020, was canceled by the tour operator because of COVID-19. Rocky Mountaineer offered a 110% nonrefundable credit to use against a new booking that can be applied to the 2021 season and would have had to have been used by the end of November. I would have preferred a full refund rather than credit for a trip we may not ever take. Rocky Mountaineer has refused our direct request for a refund. I filed a chargeback through my credit card, but Visa sided with the tour operator. Is there anything you can do? — Kay Nelson, Chapel Hill, North Carolina ANSWER: Rocky Mountaineer should have offered you the choice of either a full refund or a credit. That’s the standard for a COVID-19 cancellation. Many companies tried...
    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The CEO candidate backed by an investor who is pushing for changes at Canadian National railroad has dropped out of the running, but the company is moving forward with plans to name a new top executive next month. Canadian National said Monday that Jim Vena told the Montreal-based railroad’s board Sunday that he is no longer interested in the CEO job. Vena is a former CN executive who also led operations at Union Pacific railroad for a couple years. The railroad’s current CEO JJ Ruest has announced plans to retire at the end of January after CN failed to acquire Kansas City Southern railroad earlier this year. Vena was recommended for the job by the London-based investment firm TCI Fund that has nominated four new directors and recommended that CN focus on cutting costs and improving its own operations. Officials from TCI, which owns 5% of CN’s stock, didn’t immediately respond to questions Monday. TCI has said it doesn’t believe the new strategic plan CN executives outlined in September doesn’t do enough even though it calls...
    The league players have not escaped physically this season, and some have sidelined themselves for a while. One star in the case recently cracked a strong message on Twitter. It’s hard not to be immobile by so much frustration. Competition in the West has grown enormously. After 29 games played, Mike Malone’s men are seventh in their standings (15-14) and have a half-win in fifth. Justifying his MVP position under Nicola Jogic (26 points, 13 rebounds and 7.5 assists a game), Denver holds the scratch and can make a surprise at the end of the regular season. What is remarkable about all of this is that the Nuggets achieve it without one of their key players, Jamal Murray. We almost forgot about his presence, but the guard has been missing since last April due to a rupture of the cruciate ligaments. If his owner had too much trouble in last year’s playoffs (4-0 defeat against Phoenix), it was because the Serbian Pivot could not trust his key lieutenant. Jamal Murray wants to return to court Since then, he...
    Archaeologists have been investigation the unexplored interior of limestone caves of Haida Gwaii, an archipelago off British Columbia's north coast, for 20 years of work and announced they have found remains of the oldest domestic dog in the Americas. The team, led by Hakai Institute, uncovered a tooth that dates back 13,100 years, which they confirmed to be a canine from a domestic dog using DNA analysis and radiocarbon dating. Prior to this discovery, the earliest evidence of dog domestication in the Americas was the 10,190 to 9,630-year-old domestic dog remains found in Illinois. The DNA analysis reveals the dog was related to the grey wolf, which can now be found among North American wolves.  The team, led by Hakai Institute, uncovered a tooth that dates back 13,100 years, which they confirmed to be a canine from a domestic dog using DNA analysis and radiocarbon dating The Canadian caves also held ancient human artifacts, including stone tools and spearpoints, which suggests humans occupied this region 200 years than previously believed and likely used the dog for hunting. The study, published...
    December 2021 – It’s safe to say that Aiden Pleterski is not your average 22-year old. He had an early start in the crypto market, and he is quickly becoming one of the most influential and well-respected traders in the game today. Aiden was born in Whitby, Ontario (Canada), and he has been diving deep into the cryptocurrency world ever since 2015. As an avid gamer, he became acquainted with crypto early on, and it didn’t take long for him to become familiar and knowledgeable about the dynamics and know-hows of trading online. Initially, cryptocurrencies were a way for him to pay for in-game items more effortly, but later it became a broader interest for him, since crypto became a huge part of his actual life, and not just something that he’d use for in-game purchases or perks! Aiden’s passion for crypto quickly turned into an ability to seize a massive investment opportunity when he focused on Bitcoin early in the game. After purchasing some of the currency at a time when its value was relatively low, Aiden managed to...
    Unvaccinated NBA players will reportedly be banned from Canada. According to Shams Charania, Canada will ban any NBA player who is not fully vaccinated from entering the country starting January 15. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) That means any player who hasn’t gotten the vaccine will be staying home back in America. Sources: Beginning Jan. 15, any NBA player who is not fully vaccinated will be unable to enter Canada to play games in Toronto. Canadian government will require all individuals entering Canada to be fully vaccinated. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) December 7, 2021 I find it hard to believe that this decision from the Canadian government is necessary. There are plenty of unvaccinated athletes in America, and we haven’t seen mass postponements are cancellations. I’m not sure why things would necessarily be different north of the border, but I guess it doesn’t matter much at this point. I spoke with NBA player Jonathan Isaac (@JJudahIsaac) about his decision to not get the vaccine, the lies being spread about him and why...
    BOSTON (CBS) — Bruins winger Brad Marchand was dominant on Sunday night against the Canucks, scoring a game-tying goal and registering a primary assist on the go-ahead goal, both of which came in the third period of Boston’s 3-2 win. This development no doubt irked many Canucks viewers back in Vancouver, as Marchand has never been the most celebrated player in British Columbia, dating back to his and the Bruins’ Stanley Cup win over the Canucks in 2011. Capping off some chaos. Marchys tying goal on the power play is tonights @JagermeisterUSA Shot of the Game!@Bmarch63 | #NHLBruins pic.twitter.com/8mpV8cDTtO — Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) November 29, 2021 One more look before we turn in. ???? @pastrnak96 | #NHLBruins pic.twitter.com/QdfvXzZumT — Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) November 29, 2021 That long list of Vancouverites who detest Marchand apparently includes the TV commentator, as former Bruin and current national analyst Anson Carter pointed out on Twitter during the game: Watching the @NHLBruins game and I heard the @Canucks game analyst say he “hated Brad Marchand” and Canadian hockey fans wonder why @nhl players...
    Spear warned that vaccine mandates "will have vast unintended consequences." "The U.S. is already facing unprecedented supply chain disruptions and delays due to many factors, including significant labor shortages, production shutdowns, a shortage of raw materials, and pent-up consumer demand," Spear continued, adding, "Our data shows that a vaccine mandate may very well further cripple the supply chain throughout the country by forcing up to 13% of drivers to leave the industry entirely." Trucking group Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association also went after the administration over vaccine mandates. The organization's spokeswoman, Norita Taylor, called the jab requirement an example of "how unnecessary government mandates can force experienced owner-operators and independent truckers out of business" and warned that the mandate would "send safe drivers off the road," the AP said. Canadian truckers aren't happy about it either. In a story from the Toronto Star headlined, "A trucking nightmare: Supply chain horrors feared as thousands of unvaccinated drivers won't be allowed to cross U.S.-Canada border," Canadian Trucking Alliance President Stephen Laskowski said, "This is making a bad situation a lot worse....
    An indigenous Canadian woman who lives nearly 400 miles from her nearest town has become a viral sensation for talking about her life in a remote town of just 90 people. Sinead Meader, from Beaver Creek a community in Yukon on the Canadian- Alaskan border, 338 miles from their nearest town, Whitehorse. In a series of videos, she revealed how she has to travel for five hours to get to her nearest supermarket - meaning she only takes the trip once every five to eight weeks.  Sinead, who works as a nutritionist has shared how she has to stockpile food and how locals in her town don't have addresses as everything is sent one post office where they go to pick up their mail. Sinead Meader, from Beaver Creek, Yukon, lives in a community of just 90 people on the Canadian- Alaskan border, 338 miles from their nearest town. While the town has a small elementary school, community centre and emergency nurse - but they have to travel five hours to visit a hospital.  Sinead added that she regularly battles...
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Federal regulators on Tuesday cleared a path to consider Canadian Pacific’s $31 billion acquisition of Kansas City Southern railroad. The U.S. Surface Transportation Board decided that Canadian Pacific’s merger application is complete, dismissing concerns from other railroads. The board also laid out a schedule for its review of the deal that will stretch at least through next July but could be extended. Union Pacific had argued that the merger application didn’t include enough data on how other shipments might be affected by the deal, but regulators said those details weren’t required at this stage. The board also rejected procedural arguments from CSX, Canadian National and BNSF railroads that said the application should be delayed. The $31 billion deal includes 2.884 CP shares and $90 in cash for each shareholder and the assumption of roughly $3.8 billion in debt. Kansas City Southern shareholders will be set to get paid once investors of both railroads vote on the deal next month and Mexican regulators sign off on it. But it won’t be clear if the deal...
    Canadian environmentalist David Suzuki is facing widespread criticism after he said that 'there are gonna be pipelines blown up' if leaders don't address climate change during a protest on Saturday. The event, dubbed a 'Funeral for the Future,' was held in downtown Victoria, British Columbia just days after the COP26 conference in Scotland, which protesters say failed to meaningfully address rising temperatures and other climate issues. It happened as British Columbia battles extreme weather events like rainstorms and mudslides that continue to drive up property losses, with the Insurance Bureau of Canada calling it 'a real wake-up call that climate change isn't some future threat.' 'We're in deep, deep doo-doo,' Suzuki, 85, told a CHEK reporter. 'And they've been telling us, the leading experts for over 40 years. 'This is what we're come to. The next stage after this, there are gonna be pipelines blown up if our leaders don't pay attention to what's going on.' Suzuki made the comments during a 'Funeral for the Future' protest in Victoria, British Columbia on Saturday, days after the COP26 conference wrapped up...
    A Canadian war memorial in British Columbia was spray painted with the words “the real heroes are the vaccinated” in bright green paint on Thursday, Global News reported. Canadian mounties arrived at the scene of the defaced cenotaph in Cranbrook at approximately 7 a.m. on Remembrance Day, according to Global News. Canadian War Memorial vandalised on Rememberance Day. Society has lost all perspective. People have to start joining the dots between the attack on our heritage and the attack on our way of life.https://t.co/Nn3FVNBeFL — Save Our Statues -Robert Poll (@_SaveOurStatues) November 12, 2021 “This act does not speak to the character and values of our citizens and our community,” read a statement from the City of Cranbook to Global News. City workers in Cranbrook scrambled to scrub down the war memorial in time for the city’s Remembrance Day parade, which commenced promptly at 10:15 AM Thursday morning. Canada’s Remembrance Day commemorates all veterans of the Canadian commonwealth who lost their lives in combat, according to Global News. (RELATED: Former Marine Demands Accountability From Biden For Afghanistan On Veterans...
    A Canadian startup has made the process of getting a COVID-19 vaccine much easier with a robot that injects a shot directly into the muscle without the use of a needle. Developers of the Cobi robot, designed at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, say the droid has successfully performed the first autonomous robotic intramuscular injection.  Cobi relies on a high-pressure jet of serum that passes through an opening in the skin the width of a human hair. Using LiDAR sensors, the same technology employed by autonomous vehicles to map the road, Cobi makes a model of the patient's body and AI-based software determines the optimal site for injection.  'We outfitted Cobi to use a needle-free injection technology and to demonstrate that patients could receive intramuscular injections, such as vaccines, without needles and no involvement from a healthcare professional,' said Tim Lasswell, co-founder and CEO of Cobionix in a statement. Scroll down for video Instead of a hypodermic, the Cobi robot (above) relies on a high-pressure jet of vaccine that passes through an opening in the skin the width of...
    by Sze-Fung Lee, McGill University and Benjamin C. M. Fung, McGill University Russian intervention in the 2016 U.S. presidential election showed how disinformation could disrupt a democratic process. And due to the current reach of social media, the risk of fake news being disseminated is greater than ever. Foreign intervention in the Canadian federal election was relatively insignificant compared to the U.S. presidential election, but the potential ramifications of fake news in Canada still require extra awareness and effort to counter it in the long run. Canada needs a broad strategy that combines approaches from national and international governments, private companies like Google and Facebook and third-party entities like the fact-checking organization DisinfoWatch.Inoculating the publicEmerging during the Second World War, inoculation theory concentrated on political persuasion and propaganda campaigns. When U.S. soldiers in the Far East faced the danger of being brainwashed if captured, psychologist William McGuire developed a different focus: to “inoculate" people to resist being “brainwashed." McGuire referred to this as a “vaccine for brainwash" that would boost the population's resilience to disinformation and decrease their...
    In this article MMATA sign of Meta, the new name for the company formerly known as Facebook, is seen at its headquarters in Menlo Park, California, October 28, 2021.Carlos Barria | ReutersMeta Materials spiked late on Thursday, for the same reason that Zoom Technologies rallied in 2019 and Signal Advance surged in January: It's all about the name. Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday said his company will now be called Meta. The official corporate name will be Meta Platforms and, starting Dec. 1, the stock will trade under ticker symbol MVRS. Meta Materials has nothing to do with Facebook. It's a Canadian material science company, whose technology is used for things like "transparently blocking a specific color of light, or invisibly heating a window in a car," according to its website. Sometimes investors don't know or don't really care. After the close of regular trading on Thursday, shares of Meta Materials, which trades under ticker symbol MMAT, surged as much as 25%, following a 4.8% gain during market hours. With the rally, the company is worth just over $1.5...
    Photo via The Canadian Taxpayers FederationNot everyone here in Tampa Bay is convinced that buying a new stadium for a local rich guy makes much sense, and now it appears Canadians also aren’t too keen on footing the bill for a partially-used baseball stadium for the Rays. This morning, a Canadian nonprofit unveiled a new billboard along I-275, right next to Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg reading: “Dear Rays, Montréal won’t pay for your new stadium. Sincerely, Taxpayers.” The group behind the billboard, The Canadian Taxpayers Federation, said the plan to have two new Rays stadiums (one in Montreal and another possibly in Tampa) is "a poor use of taxpayers’ money." “The Rays are welcome to play in Montreal, but Quebec taxpayers aren’t going to pay for a new stadium,” said Renaud Brossard, Quebec Director for the Canadian Taxpayers Federation in a statement. “Quebec’s economic recovery is fragile, our health-care system is struggling and this is the most heavily taxed jurisdiction in North America. Quebec taxpayers can’t pay for another stadium for a part-time baseball team.” Spotted in St....
    Chelsea Manning has asked a court in Canada to overturn her travel ban so she can visit friends, hoping to visit the country despite border agents eager to expel her. Manning, 33, has been blocked from visiting the country due to her conviction for leaking military secrets to WikiLeaks. Manning served seven years in prison from 2010-17 for breaking the Espionage Act. In one of his last acts as president, Barack Obama commuted Manning's sentence and she was released from her 35-year sentence.  In September 2017 she was stopped at the border, trying to enter Quebec, and has been fighting ever since to regain her right to enter the country. On Thursday a hearing was held in Ottawa, which government lawyers invited her to attend in person because they wanted to forcibly remove her if she lost her case.  Chelsea Manning, pictured in May 2019, is asking a court in Canada to overturn a ban on her traveling to the country 'The minister submits that holding an admissibility hearing without the person concerned being physically present in Canada would...
    The Queen was the picture of elegance today as she stepped out to meet members of the Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery in her first appearance at Windsor Castle following her return to Balmoral. Her Majesty was resplendent in blue as she chatted with members of the Canadian Armed Forces, who have been invited to serve as the Queen's Guard in honour of the regiment's 150th anniversary. She donned the Canadian Maple Leaf Royal Brooch, which was initially gifted from her King George VI to his wife, Queen Elizabeth, for their state visit of Canada in 1939.  The monarch, who last week spoke publicly for the first time about her late husband Prince Philip's death, appeared in good spirits as she spoke with soldiers at Windsor Castle. It's her first time being pictured at her Berkshire home, which she arrived at on Saturday following an extended stay at her Scottish estate following Prince Philip's death. The Queen was the picture of elegance today as she stepped out to meet members of the Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery Her Majesty was resplendent in blue as she...
    A chunk of Americans are having trouble accessing the internet, even as online access becomes more integral to everyday life. A survey conducted earlier this year by the Pew Research Center found that 7% of Americans lack access to reliable broadband. One reason for this may be how expensive internet access is in the U.S. "People in the U.S. pay more for slower internet than people abroad," Open Technology Institute policy analyst Claire Park said. "For many consumers, the cost of getting online right now is simply too high and also too complicated." The Open Technology Institute has been studying the price and speed of internet services advertised within the United States as well as abroad. Its 2020 Cost of Connectivity Report found that the average advertised monthly cost of internet in the U.S. is $68.38, which is higher than the average price of internet access for all of North America, Europe and Asia. Outdated infrastructure in the U.S. may also be impeding internet access to millions of Americans, and lawmakers have been debating how to increase internet availability and...
    A Canadian woman was hit with a $60,000 fine for feeding wild black bears a veritable feast, 'creating a public safety risk' that forced officials to euthanize the animals.  Whistler resident Zuzana Stevikova is accused of violating the Wildlife Act in British Columbia after purchasing ten cases of apples, 50 pounds of carrots and 180 eggs per week to feed the wild animals during the summer of 2018.  In July 2018, the Conservation Officer Service - an agency that investigates human-wildlife conflict prevention - received a complaint that someone had been feeding black bears in the Kadenwood neighborhood, according to the agency's Facebook page.  The illegal feeding led to three black bears, pictured, being euthanized after they became so used to their weekly feedings that they no longer showed fear of humans Pictured: one of the three black bears that officials were forced to euthanize after a Canadian woman fed them throughout the summer of 2018 Their investigation determined that Stevikova was feeding the animals on her property throughout the summer of 2018, and would purchase more food for the bears...
    A Saudi-born Canadian who U.S. prosecutors allege is responsible for prominent ISIS propaganda videos in English has been brought to Virginia to be prosecuted.  Mohammed Khalifa - also known as Abu Ridwan Al-Kanadi and Abu Muthanna Al-Muhajir - has been charged with conspiring to provide material to support a terrorist organization, resulting in death, for which he may face life in prison.  The criminal complaint was unsealed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia on Saturday.  Khalifa, 38, was captured by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in January 2019 and recently transferred to FBI custody.  It is alleged that he joined the terrorist group as a fighter in 2013 before being recruited to the media bureau, the 'Diwan of Central Media,' in 2014 where he became one of the lead translators and English-language narrators for ISIS's propaganda material.  U.S. prosecutors claim that he essentially ran the terrorist group's English media sector including videos, audio statements and an online magazine becoming a prominent ISIS media figure.  Mohammed Khalifa, 38, (pictured) a Saudi-born Canadian who U.S. prosecutors allege is responsible for prominent English ISIS...
    Donald Trump once accused Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's mom of sleeping with all the Rolling Stones, former White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham says in her forthcoming tell-all memoir.  He made the comment about former Canadian First Lady Margaret Trudeau to Grisham during an Air Force One flight, according to an excerpt released Friday. 'Once, on Air Force One, I was sitting with him in his cabin, and for whatever reason — maybe he had just read something or seen his face on TV — Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau popped into the president’s head,' Grisham writes.  She said Trump asked her, 'Are you OK if I say this?' - what Grisham noted was 'always a troubling question.'  'Who knew what was going to come out of his mouth? Sure, I nodded,' Grisham recounts.  The message was: 'Trudeau's mom. She f**ked all of the Rolling Stones.'  Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger later told the Evening Standard she was a 'very sick girl in search of something. She found it - but not with me. I wouldn't go near her...
    For football fans interested in a good story they may not know, Paul Woods’ new book about the CFL, Year of the Rocket, is worth seeking out. For most Americans, the Canadian Football League is a curiosity. It is the place where Warren Moon and Doug Flutie played before they became NFL stars. It’s the odd league with the oversized field that few in the United States have ever paid attention to. Yet there was a brief moment when the CFL, deep in a financial hole that had left the future of the league uncertain, attempted to broaden its appeal and make itself relevant to its southern neighbors. The full story of this ill-fated but entertaining attempt is told in Paul Woods’ new book Year of the Rocket, an entertaining romp through the world of Canadian football. In 1991, the CFL was on the verge of collapsing. Interest had waned and money was tight. One team had already collapsed a few years prior and more than half of the league’s franchises were in “precarious condition.” It was at this moment...
    BURKE, New York -- When COVID-19 restrictions made it difficult for a Canadian bride to have her family at her US wedding, she did the next best thing -- she brought her wedding to the border.Karen Mahoney and her new husband, Brian Ray, told CNN they met 35 years ago over a love of skiing, and when they finally got engaged in March, the ski instructors didn't want to wait to get married. But Mahoney said there was really only one thing that mattered to her: having her parents and 96-year-old grandmother at the wedding."She's my only living grandparent, the only grandparent I've ever known, so it was very important for me for her to be there to watch the happiest day of my life," Mahoney said. "The most important part of the day for us was the promises we told to each other, and we wanted my parents and grandmother to witness that."The United States has been limiting non-essential travel at land crossings with Canada since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and extending those restrictions on a monthly...
    (CNN)When Covid-19 restrictions made it difficult for a Canadian bride to have her family at her US wedding, she did the next best thing -- she brought her wedding to the border. Karen Mahoney and her new husband, Brian Ray, told CNN they met 35 years ago over a love of skiing, and when they finally got engaged in March, the ski instructors didn't want to wait to get married. But Mahoney said there was really only one thing that mattered to her: having her parents and 96-year-old grandmother at the wedding."She's my only living grandparent, the only grandparent I've ever known, so it was very important for me for her to be there to watch the happiest day of my life," Mahoney said. "The most important part of the day for us was the promises we told to each other, and we wanted my parents and grandmother to witness that."The couple smiles shortly after the ceremony, with her family -- on the other side of the border, in Canada -- smiling in the background.The United States has been limiting...
    HANGING thousands of feet up a mountain without a rope is dangerous enough - but it’s even more perilous when you’re gripping ice that could crack or melt at any moment. In the ever more death-defying world of tackling sheer walls of rock newcomers have started to put even Alex Honnold of Free Solo fame in the shade. 5Climber Marc Andre Leclerc took on ice routes up mountains without rope 5Marc taught his girlfriend Brette Harrington how to fight the fear of climbing without rope But for the star climber in a major new documentary the thirst for more and more challenges proved to be deadly. The Alpinist charts the adventures of a young Canadian climber called Marc Andre Leclerc whose willingness to take on any vertical terrain without any protection took the sport to new levels. Tragically, while the film was being made the 25-year-old daredevil went missing in Alaska. I didn’t know life could be so painful. After he died nothing matteredBrette Harrington It’s believed that he died in an avalanche on the way down a mountain. His...
    The Trudeau government minister who referred to “our brothers, the Taliban” in the wake of the Biden Afghan retreat has lost her Parliament seat just four weeks later in the Canadian snap election. Maryam Monsef, a member of the Prime Minister’s Liberal Party and Minister for Gender Equality, was defeated by Conservative candidate Michelle Ferreri in the riding (constituency) of Peterborough-Kawartha in Monday’s vote. Results continue to roll in from the poll, which appears to have delivered another minority government for Justin Trudeau and leaves open the question of yet another snap poll in the coming years. Liberal incumbent Maryam Monsef has been defeated in Peterborough-Kawartha, a riding that had a decades-long record as a bellwether. Full LIVE coverage here: https://t.co/QeIRhl1DQA#elxn44 #canadavotes #cdnpoli pic.twitter.com/S3dcaETO75 — CTV News (@CTVNews) September 21, 2021 Former Minister Monsef, who is of Afghan heritage, had previously referred to the Taliban as ‘brothers’ during a press conference held to update the Canadian public on the situation in Afghanistan after the militant Islamic group had taken control of the country. Monsef’s ousting comes after a rocky...
    TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Broadcasting Corporation projects Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party will win the most seats in Canada’s election. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    VIDEO3:5503:55One chart highlights under-the-radar development in commodity, currency marketTrading Nation One economic forecaster predicted a slowdown in global industrial activity earlier this summer. Lakshman Achuthan, co-founder of the Economic Cycle Research Institute, says the currency markets are now confirming his call.Zoom In IconArrows pointing outwards"We made that earlier global Industrial downturn call, and that meant that you were going to see this slowdown in industrial materials price inflation, industrial commodity price inflation and the top line of the chart shows that," Achuthan told CNBC's "Trading Nation" on Thursday. ECRI's industrial materials price index shows the growth rate at its lowest level in around a year after a sharp runup from mid-2020 to early 2021. "That weakness in industrial materials inflation, commodity price inflation, is also negative for commodity currencies like the Canadian dollar or the Australian dollar because those are commodity-exporting countries and they rely more on commodity exports," said Achuthan. The Canadian and Australian dollar, both commodity currencies, are closely tied to commodity price inflation, and the fact they have begun to roll over confirms the downturn in industrial...
    TORONTO (AP) — Barack Obama endorsed Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday in the Canadian election, calling him an effective leader in a rare endorsement of a candidate in a Canadian election by a former American president. It is the second time Obama has done it. Obama also urged Canadians to re-elect the Liberal leader in Canada’s last election in 2019. Obama tweeted Thursday that he was proud to work with Trudeau and described him as an effective leader who has strong democratic values. Trudeau is in a tough re-election fight with his Conservative rival ahead of Monday’s parliamentary elections. Obama’s endorsement helped Trudeau with progressives in 2019. Obama also endorsed Emmanuel Macron for president in France’s 2017 election, and he warned British voters against leaving the European Union. Trudeau formed a close relationship with Obama when he was president. The former president has long been popular with many Canadians. “This is welcomed by Trudeau and Co. but not a surprise,” said Nelson Wiseman, a political science professor at the University of Toronto “Will...
    In this article MRO WYNN SOFI KSU A worker cleans an escalator on Las Vegas Boulevard in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., on Tuesday, March 17, 2020.Joe Buglewicz | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesCheck out the companies making headlines in midday trading. Casino stocks — Casino stocks were under pressure for a second day Wednesday amid heightened scrutiny from the government of Macau and as Chinese health authorities reported a Covid-19 outbreak. Wynn Resorts fell nearly 8%, while MGM Resorts and Las Vegas Sands lost roughly 4%. EOG Resources – Shares of the exploration and production company surged more than 6% as commodity prices rallied on Wednesday. Every component within the S&P 500 energy sector advanced at least 1%, with Occidental and Marathon Oil each up more than 5%. Diamondback Energy rose over 6%. West Texas Intermediate crude futures, the U.S. oil benchmark, gained about 3% following a larger than expected U.S. inventory draw. Weber — Shares of the grill maker jumped more than 6% after reporting its first quarterly results since it began trading publicly in August. Weber recorded sales growth of...
    In this article REGN MSFT LVS WYNN WEBR CNR-CA VIDEO1:3001:30News Update – Pre-MarketsNews BriefingCheck out the companies making headlines before the bell: Weber (WEBR) – The grill maker's stock jumped 3.8% in the premarket, following its first quarterly report since going public in August. Weber's sales rose 19% from a year earlier, and the company projected full-year sales largely above current Wall Street forecasts. Wynn Resorts (WYNN), Las Vegas Sands (LVS) – Macau-related casino stocks tumbled in premarket trading as regulators begin a 45-day period of considering tighter regulations on Macau's gaming industry. Officials say they want "sustained and healthy development" in the world's biggest gambling hub, but investors are worried over the impact of potential changes. Wynn fell 4.9% in the premarket while Las Vegas Sands slid 3.9%. Microsoft (MSFT) – Microsoft announced an 11% dividend hike, raising its quarterly payout to 62 cents per share from 56 cents, as well as announcing a $60 billion stock buyback program. Microsoft added 1.3% in the premarket. Canadian National Railway (CNI) – Canadian National will not improve its offer to...
    Justin Trudeau has lashed out at a heckler who called his wife a 'wh*re' during an election photo-op in Canada today. The Liberal Prime Minister was getting ready for an open-air sit-down with journalists when a man began hurling abuse - repeatedly swearing and threatening to fight him. Trudeau mostly stood passive, but after his wife was mentioned he lost his cool and shouted back: 'Isn't there a hospital you should be going to bother right now?' The 49-year-old, who called a snap election last month in the hopes of securing a third term in office, has been dogged by protesters who have hurled abuse and anti-vaccine slogans and him and his supporters on the campaign trail. Just two weeks ago Trudeau had vowed to ignore them and 'meet anger with compassion', but lashed out amid polls that show he is neck and neck with Conservative challenger Erin O'Toole - 32 per cent to 31 per cent.  Justin Trudeau was heckled on the campaign trail by a protester who called his wife a 'wh*re', prompting him to shout back:...
    During Monday night’s red carpet appearance at the Met Gala in New York, Elon Musk’s wife Grimes brandished a sword that came dangerously close making contact with a reporter’s face. Celebrities turned heads at red carpet livestream for their eclectic accessories, and Grimes’ accessory of choice was a large sword. A Vogue reporter began an interview by saying that her “mind was blown to outer space” over the singer’s fashion, asking Grimes what inspired her outfit. According to the Canada native, her look was a nod to American fashion and the classic science-fiction novel “Dune” by Frank Herbert. “[I]t’s inspired by the movie Dune, which is not out yet but I’m just a fan,” said Grimes. “It’s an American author so it fits the theme that American people were involved in the making of it.” (RELATED: Musician Grimes Says She Was Hospitalized For A Panic Attack) The presenter noted her “badass accessory,” referring to the sword she was wielding. Grimes explained that her sword was created by a company “that will melt down your automatic weapons and make a sword,”...
    Posted on: 14/09/2021 – 01:14 Los Angeles Airport (AFP) The Disney movie “Shang-C and the Legend of the Ten Rings”, starring Marvel as the first Asian superhero, topped the North American box office for the second week in a row, grossing $ 34.7 million. For the final figures released on Monday by the specialty company Exhibitor Relations. The film, which stars a former assassin who escaped from the father of Sino-Canadian Simu Liu (Hong Kong superstar Tony Leung), has already grossed $ 144.5 million in US and Canadian theaters. Action comedy “Free Guy” grossed $ 5.6 million and climbed to second place. Ryan Reynolds plays a simple extra in a video game where he seeks to take control of his destiny and disrupts well-counted mechanics by the creators. Third place went to the newcomer, the horror film “Malignant” which raised $ 5.4 million in three days. According to researcher David Cross, who heads Franchise Entertainment’s research, this is “a weak start to a genre that has been better treated during epidemics.” Another horror film, “Candyman”, a worldwide remake of the...
    VIDEO0:5600:56Futures point higher after Dow, S&P post five straight days of lossesMorning Report Take a look at some of the biggest movers in the premarket: Virgin Galactic (SPCE) – Virgin Galactic is delaying its first commercial research space mission after a third-party supplier warned of a potential defect in a component of the flight control system. Virgin Galactic shares slid 3.4% in the premarket. Dell Technologies (DELL) – Dell added 2.1% in premarket action after Goldman Sachs added the computer maker's stock to its "Conviction Buy" list. Goldman cited strong cash flow generation and debt paydown plans, among other factors. TransUnion (TRU) – TransUnion announced a deal to buy closely held information services company Neustar for $3.1 billion in cash. The credit reporting agency expects the deal to close during the fourth quarter. Viacom (VIAC) – Viacom is planning a revamp of its Paramount Pictures unit, according to people familiar with the matter who spoke to The Wall Street Journal. The revamp, which would separate the TV and film operations, could be announced as soon as today. Viacom rose 1%...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – “They would come to the Lions Club and say, `Hey, who needs a shower? Come over to my place.’ And that’s pretty trusting of a bunch of strangers that landed there, you know? Roxanne Loper was among the nearly 7,000 passengers who were stranded in the small Canadian town of Gander, Newfoundland on 9/11. Loper was aboard one of the 38 planes diverted to Gander after the United States shut down its air space following the attack. READ MORE: Local Municipalities Prepare To Keep South Florida Streets From Flooding As King Tides Return For the better part of a week, the people in Gander – and surrounding towns such as Gambo, Appleton and Lewisporte – opened their doors to the Plane People, as the unexpected guests were called. “We did what we had to do,” recalls Bruce MacLeod, who lived in Gander at the time and opened his home to Roxanne, her husband, Clark, and the two-year-old girl the couple had just adopted in Kazakhstan, Alexandra. “People were in need, and we were...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Defending champion Naomi Osaka loses in the third round of the U.S. Open to Canadian teen Leylah Fernandez. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.