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Donald Trump: Here are the sexual misconduct allegations facing the Republican candidate

24/08/2019 Posted by admin

One week after a tape of Donald Trump boasting about sexually assault women was released, more women have come forward with allegations about the Republican presidential candidate.

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“It has shaken me to my core in a way that I couldn’t have predicted,” a passionate Michelle Obama told Clinton supporters at a rally in New Hampshire on Oct. 13. “So while I’d love nothing more than to pretend like this isn’t happening, and to come out here and do my normal campaign speech, it would be dishonest and disingenuous to me to just move on to the next thing like this was all just a bad dream.”

“We can’t expose our children to this any longer, not for another minute, let alone for four years.”

WATCH: New York Times responds to Trump libel threat, would welcome court to ‘set him straight’

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Following the release of the now infamous tape of Trump making obscene comments about women — which he has dismissed as “locker room talk ” — at least four women have come forward saying Trump sexually assaulted them.

Trump has denied all allegations, saying he has never met some of his accusers although he has provided no evidence to discredit the reports.

READ MORE: Donald Trump says he never met some of his accusers

“These vicious claims about me, of inappropriate conduct with women, are totally and absolutely false. And the Clintons know it,” Trump said during a campaign rally in Florida Thursday.

Here is a look at some of the recent allegations against the Manhattan billionaire.

Summer Zervos

Summer Zervos, a former contestant on the TV show The Apprentice, is embraced by lawyer Gloria Allred (L) while speaking about allegations of sexual misconduct against Donald Trump during a news conference in Los Angeles, California, U.S. October 14, 2016. REUTERS/Kevork Djansezian

On Friday, Oct. 14, Summer Zervos, a candidate on season 5 of The Apprentice reality television show in 2006, accused Donald Trump of sexual misconduct.

Zervos appeared at a news conference alongside celebrity attorney Gloria Allred, who also represents several women who’ve accused actor Bill Cosby of sexual assault.

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Zervos alleged that in 2007 Trump tried to get her to lie down on a bed with him during a meeting that she believed was related to a possible job.

“He then asked me to sit next to him. I complied. He then grabbed my shoulder and began kissing me again very aggressively and placed his hand on my breast,” said Zervos.

Allred, who has represented high-profile clients including the family of Nicole Brown Simpson, addressed Trump directly while speaking to reporters.

“Donald, before you can become president of the United States, you must first learn how to treat women with respect,” she said, “The White House is not a locker room.”

Kristin Anderson

Kristin Anderson also said that she was groped by Donald Trump.

Anderson told the Washington Post in an interview published Friday that the incident occurred during the early 1990s at the China Club in New York City. She told the Post she was sitting on a couch at the crowded nightclub when she allegedly felt Trump’s hand move under her miniskirt.

“It wasn’t a sexual come-on,” Anderson said. “I don’t know why he did it. It was like just to prove that he could do it, and nothing would happen.”

A spokeswoman for Trump denied the allegations.

“Mr. Trump strongly denies this phony allegation by someone looking to get some free publicity. It is totally ridiculous,” Hope Hicks told the Post in a statement.

Jessica Leeds

Jessica Leeds arrives at her apartment building, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, in New York.

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On Oct. 12, The New York Times published the accounts of two women who accused Donald Trump of past instances of sexual assault. Jessica Leeds, 74, said she was on a flight more than three decades ago and seated next to Trump when he allegedly lifted the armrest and began to grope her.

“He was like an octopus,” she told the Times. “His hands were everywhere.”

Rachel Crooks

Rachel Crooks told the Times that she was assaulted by Trump in an elevator in 2005 while she was working as a receptionist at the real-estate company Bayrock Group at Trump Tower.

Crooks, who was 22 at the time, said she introduced herself and after the two shook hands he allegedly began kissing her. “[He] kissed me directly on the mouth,” Crooks told the Times. After the incident, Trump allegedly asked for her phone number and said he would give it to his modelling agency.

“It was so inappropriate,” Crooks said. “I was so upset that he thought I was so insignificant that he could do that.”

Natasha Stoynoff

Former People magazine writer Natasha Stoynoff accused Donald Trump of forcibly kissing her


People magazine published a vivid account from Canadian writer Natasha Stoynoff allegedly being assaulted by Trump when she visited Mar-a-Lago in Florida for an interview with the GOP and his wife, Melania, who was pregnant at the time.

READ MORE: Canadian writer accuses Donald Trump of forcibly kissing her in People magazine interview

Stoynoff, a former writer for People, said the incident occurred in December 2015 and left her badly shaken.

“We walked into that room alone, and Trump shut the door behind us,” Stoynoff wrote. “I turned around, and within seconds he was pushing me against the wall and forcing his tongue down my throat.”

Mindy McGillivray

Mindy McGillivray told the Palm Beach Post that she was groped by Trump at his club in Mar-a-Lago 13 years ago.

McGillivray, who was 23 at the time, was assisting photographer Ken Davidoff at Trump’s club when the alleged incident occurred. Davidoff  told the Post he remembers that McGillivray pulled him aside moments after the alleged incident and told him, “‘Donald just grabbed my ass!’”

“All of a sudden I felt a grab, a little nudge. I think it’s Ken’s camera bag, that was my first instinct,” McGillivray said. “I turn around and there’s Donald. He sort of looked away quickly. I quickly turned back, facing Ray Charles, and I’m stunned.’’

Cassie Searles

Cassie Searles, who was Miss Washington 2013 and a contestant in the Miss USA pageant, accused Trump of assault.


Cassie Searles, who was Miss Washington 2013 and a contestant in the Miss USA pageant while it was still owned by Trump, posted on Facebook that he treated the contestants like “cattle” and groped her.

“Do y’all remember that one time we had to do our onstage introductions, but this one guy treated us like cattle and made us do it again because we didn’t look him in the eyes? Do you also remember when he then proceeded to have us line up so he could get a closer look at his property?” she wrote. “He probably doesn’t want me telling the story about that time he continually grabbed my ass and invited me to his hotel room.”

The controversy surrounding Donald J. Trump has also revived attention at past accusations of sexual assault.

Temple Taggart

Temple Taggart, a former Miss Utah, says Trump kissed her on the mouth more than once when she was a 21-year-old contestant in his Miss USA beauty pageant. Taggart told her story in The New York Times in May and spoke to the paper again this week.

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Trump also stands accused of repeatedly walking in on the contestants in his beauty pageants while they were naked.

“He just came strolling right in. There was no second to put a robe on or any sort of clothing or anything,” former Miss Arizona 2001 Tasha Dixon told CBS on Tuesday, a recollection shared by Bridget Sullivan, who was Miss New Hampshire in 2000.

Trump has acknowledged that behaviour.

“I’m allowed to go in, because I’m the owner of the pageant and therefore I’m inspecting it,” he told radio host Howard Stern, according to a transcript. “You know, they’re standing there with no clothes. ‘Is everybody OK?’ And you see these incredible looking women, and so I sort of get away with things like that.”

READ MORE: Donald Trump threatens to sue New York Times over sexual assault allegation article

Jill Harth

Jill Harth, a makeup artist, alleges Trump put his hands under her skirt during a business dinner in 1992 and tried to force himself on her in a separate incident, according to a July 2016 interview with the Guardian.

“He pushed me up against the wall, and had his hands all over me and tried to get up my dress again … and I had to physically say: ‘What are you doing? Stop it,” she said.

Harth sued Trump, accusing him of sexual harassment in 1997. She dropped the lawsuit against Trump after he settled a separate breach of contract suit.

Trump has denied Harth’s and Taggart’s allegations.

Cathy Heller

Cathy Heller, 63, said Trump grabbed her, tried to kiss her and became angry when she wouldn’t let him around 20 years ago.

She told The Guardian that she was at a Mother’s Day brunch in 2007 at one of Trump’s hotels with her family when he came around to greet the guests.

Her mother-in-law introduced them which is when he made a move on her, she said.

“He took my hand, and grabbed me, and went for the lips,” she told the newspaper.

“And he said, ‘Oh, come on.’ He was strong. And he grabbed me and went for my mouth and went for my lips.”

Jessica Drake

Jessica Drake speaks to reporters about allegations of sexual misconduct against Donald Trump, alongside lawyer Gloria Allred (L) during a news conference in Los Angeles, California, U.S. October 22, 2016.

REUTERS/Kevork Djansezian

Jessica Drake, 42, came forward on Oct. 22 saying Trump offered her $10,000 for her to visit him in his hotel room 10 years ago.

Drake said she and two friends initially visited Trump in his hotel room while attending a golf event in Lake Tahoe, Calif., in 2006.

READ MORE: Porn star Jessica Drake says Donald Trump offered $10,000 for a visit

“When I entered the room, he grabbed each of us tightly in a hug and kissed each one of us without asking permission,” she said.

After she left, she said she received a phone call from someone on behalf of Trump asking her to come back.

When she declined the invite, Drake said Trump himself called and offered her $10,000 as well as the use of his jet to reconsider.

*With files from the Associated Press and Rebecca Joseph 

Astronomers believe universe holds 2 trillion galaxies

24/08/2019 Posted by admin

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Thought the universe was crowded with 100 billion to 200 billion galaxies? Try 1 trillion or even 2 trillion galaxies and more.

That’s the latest census, reported Thursday.

An astrophysics professor at the University of Nottingham in England led the international team that came up with the mind-boggling estimate of two trillion galaxies in the universe. Professor Christopher Conselice said that represents a minimum tenfold increase.

READ MORE: Astronomers discover hundreds of hidden galaxies behind Milky Way

In a phone interview, Conselice said he was surprised by the results. He anticipated two or three times more galaxies, perhaps, but “10 is quite high” and it could prove to be even greater.

The scientists based their galaxy head count on deep-space surveys already conducted by the Hubble Space Telescope and ground observatories. They turned the images into 3-D and used new mathematical models for the update.

WATCH: Hubble sees thousands of galaxies

“It boggles the mind that over 90 per cent of the galaxies in the universe have yet to be studied,” Conselice said in a statement. “Who knows what interesting properties we will find when we discover these galaxies with future generations of telescopes?”

Even scientists have trouble wrapping their minds around such huge numbers. According to Conselice, two trillion is roughly equivalent to the number of seconds in 1,000 average lifetimes.

The findings are being reported in Astrophysical Journal.


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Nova Scotia government giving $500,000 to Cape Breton storm cleanup

24/08/2019 Posted by admin

The government of Nova Scotia is giving $500,000 to Cape Breton United Way in an effort to help the island recover from damage caused by a storm earlier this week.

Cape Breton was met with widespread flooding and destruction when a Thanksgiving weekend storm brought heavy winds and more than 200 millimetres of rain to the region.

READ MORE: Storm aftermath: Most Cape Breton schools open, crews work to restore power

United Way will determine how the money is distributed based on need —; anyone requesting assistance should contact United Way.

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United Way says they’ve already raised more than $33,000, on top of the $25,000 already given from the municipality.

There are no details, yet, about who will be eligible for the relief funding.

The Cape Breton Regional Municipality has also started a help desk for those affected by the storm —; residents can call 902-562-HELP (4357).

Since 8 a.m. Friday, Cape Breton Regional Municipality Mayor Cecil Clarke said they’ve received more than 800 contacts which are being assessed and categorized for response.

Clarke also said 17 to 18 homes in the hard hit Sydney area have been deemed inhabitable.

The provincial government has put in a formal request for assistance from the federal government, which the feds said Thursday would “be handled without delay.”

In an update Friday afternoon, Nova Scotia Power said they’d restored power to all but 35 of the customers who lost electricity due to the storm.

There are still no estimates of the total costs of repairing and rebuilding after the storm.

The Cape Breton music community is pulling together to help the victims of the Thanksgiving Day flood rebuild their lives.

There will be a series of concerts coordinated across a number of venues in the CBRM in the coming weeks, under the brand #Floodsgiving2016, culminating with a major concert at Center 200 on Nov. 27.

Former Alberta premier Jim Prentice killed in BC plane crash

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Four people have been killed in a plane crash near Kelowna B.C., including former Alberta premier Jim Prentice.

WATCH: Fri, Oct 14: Tributes and condolences continue after what has become a dark day in Alberta’s history. Four people killed in a plane crash including former Premier Jim Prentice. Jill Croteau reports on the search for answers.

OBITUARY: Jim Prentice, 60, dies in Kelowna plane crash

Calgary optometrist Dr. Ken Gellatly was one of the other three people killed in the plane crash. Gellatly is the father-in-law of Cassia Prentice, Jim’s daughter. His colleagues at Downtown Vision Care said Prentice, Gellatly and friends went to Kelowna for the day, golfed 36 holes and were on their way home when the plane crashed.

WATCH: Former Alberta premier and federal cabinet minister Jim Prentice has passed away. Vassy Kapelos looks back at Prentice’s legacy and life  

READ MORE: Jim Prentice’s friends Dr. Ken Gellatly, Sheldon Reid, also killed in BC plane crash

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“To lose two family members at once is unbelievably painful and we are certain you will appreciate and respect our wishes for privacy at this time and the coming weeks,” said the Prentice family in a statement.

“We are also thinking of the other families who have been affected by this tragedy and our thoughts and prayers are with them.”

WATCH: Fri, Oct 14: : A book of condolence for public signing will be set up at McDougall Centre on Monday. Sources tell Global News discussions underway for a state funeral on Sat Oct 22 at Calgary’s Jubilee Auditorium but details still being worked out.

READ MORE: Condolences pour in following former Alberta premier Jim Prentice’s death

Global News has learned retired businessman Sheldon Reid was another victim in the plane crash. Reid, in his early 60s, worked as an investor in North America’s capital markets. He leaves behind a son.

Prentice, 60, leaves behind his wife, Karen, and three daughters.

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BREAKING: Former Alberta Premier Jim Prentice killed in plane crash

Bill Yearwood with the Transportation Safety Board (TSB) said the Cessna Citation jet departed Kelowna International Airport Thursday night.

It disappeared off radar at 8,600 feet at 10:07 p.m.

The wreckage was found a few hours later northeast of Lake Country, north of Kelowna.

“Our police officers and police dog reached the crash scene shortly after midnight, but unfortunately they were not able to locate any survivors,” Cpl. Dan Moskaluk, spokesperson for the RCMP in Southeast District said in a release.

“There was catastrophic damage at the crash site.”

Watch below: Ted Chernecki reports on the plane crash in BC

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Residents who live in the area said they heard what they thought was the sound of a plane flying low, followed by a loud noise.

“Several resources were immediately dispatched to the jet’s last known location,” Moskaluk said.

“RCMP investigators located the crash site approximately four kilometres into a heavily wooded area north of Beaver Lake Road, east of Lake Country.”
The flight was destined for Calgary’s Springbank airport.

Late Friday afternoon, Norjet – the registered owner of the plane that crashed – issued a release.

“Norjet lost friends in the tragic crash near Kelowna and we are struggling to cope with that loss,” the statement read in part. “We are shocked and grief-stricken.

“Our deepest condolences go out to their families, and our thoughts are with them at this time.”

Watch below: Lauren Pullen reports on the plane crash in BC

Prentice served as Albert’s 16th premier after winning the Progressive Conservative party leadership in September 2014.

However, his tenure was short lived after a resounding loss in the provincial election in May 2015, when the Conservatives lost to the NDP, ending 44 years of consecutive Tory governments

Prentice resigned as party leader and his seat as an MLA on the election night.

The crash site from above. Credit: Chris Randolph’

The crash site from above. Credit: Chris Randolph’

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The crash site from above. Credit: Chris Randolph’

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Alberta Premier Rachel Notley said she has spoken with Prentice’s wife, Karen, and expressed her sorrow and sympathy.

“There are no words adequate for moments like this, as my family knows very well,” Notley said in a statement. Notley’s father, Grant Notley, was killed in a plane crash on his way home from Edmonton on a snowy night in October 1984.

“He deeply loved Alberta. He worked tirelessly for all of us, in the true spirit of one who is committed to public service. I benefited from his advice, and the government of Alberta is continuing to pursue many of his initiatives. All Albertans are the better for this.”

WATCH BELOW: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ‘shocked and saddened’ by the news of Jim Prentice’s death

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expressed his shock and sadness over Prentice’s death and said he greatly enjoyed his interactions with him.

“Jim was a man who brought his deep convictions to everything he turned his hand to, whether it was law, business or politics,” Trudeau said Friday afternoon.

“At each step of his career, Jim was a strong voice for the people of Alberta and for the people of Canada. He was highly-respected and well-liked in the House of Commons across all party lines because he brought an intelligent, honest and straightforward approach to everything he did.”

Interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose held back tears as she spoke with reporters on the passing of her “good friend Jim.”

“JP and I are shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our friend Jim. Our heart goes out to Karen, the girls and his two beautiful grandchildren,” Ambrose said. “All of us in the Conservative family are ‎devastated today. It is a huge loss to the country. He was a well-respected political leader and a business leader ‎but we know he was most proud to be a father and grandfather.

“Jim was a leader in our movement, a valued colleague in Cabinet, and a close and cherished friend of so many, not just in our party, but right across the political spectrum.”

Watch below: Interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose remembers her ‘good friend Jim’

Following a career in politics, Prentice joined the Washington-based Canada Institute at the Wilson Center as a visiting fellow. He was also working on a book.

Last June, he took a position as an energy advisor to Warburg Pincus, a private equity firm.

“We are deeply saddened to learn that our colleague and friend Jim Prentice was involved in a fatal plane crash on Thursday evening,” the company said in a statement. “He was an invaluable member of our firm and more broadly, a widely respected leader in the energy, financial services and political communities. We send our sincerest condolences to Jim’s family during this difficult time.”

Watch below: Global’s Tom Vernon reflects on the political life and career of former Alberta Premier Jim Prentice, confirmed to have been killed in a plane crash in BC Thursday night.

B.C. Premier Christy Clark said in a statement “Like many Canadians, I was shocked to hear the news about Jim Prentice.

“This is a terrible loss for our country. It’s a rare privilege to meet people of Jim’s character in any walk of life. He was a man of his word, would keep confidences, and his handshake was worth more than any written agreement.”

“Simply by being himself, Jim Prentice elevated political discourse in this country with his dignity, kindness, and focus. Jim devoted his life to making Canada better – and he succeeded.”

“Jim had a remarkable and distinguished career, but I think he took the most pride in being a husband, father, and grandfather. My thoughts are with Jim’s family.”

The TSB says it is sending a team to investigate. RCMP is on scene, also waiting for the BC Coroners Service.

Watch below: Former Deputy Premier of Alberta Thomas Lukaszuk speaks with Global News about the political legacy of Jim Prentice.

With files from Global’s Jayme Doll, Erika Tucker, Caley Ramsay, Andrew Russell and Phil Heidenreich.

John Oakley Show – Thursday July 20, 2017

24/08/2019 Posted by admin

Here’s your one-stop look at all the highlights of the John Oakley Show from your Thursday afternoon commute. OJ Simpson parole hearing; hydro rates in Ontario and topics worthy of discussion. Hear it again!

OJ Simpson walks free after Nevada parole board hearing.

AM640 Legal analyst joins the show as we discuss the OJ case from the infamous Bronco chase and several iterations until today’s parole hearing.

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Andrew Scheer unveils ‘regional, gender diverse’ House leadership team

Ontario Conservative MP Lisa Raitt who was named deputy leader joins AM640 John Oakley Show to talk about her appointment and others named to leadership posts as we enter into a new Conservative Party of Canada.

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Lisa Raitt discusses women, farmers during leadership convention

Thursday 443 with Sue-Ann Levy

Toronto Sun’s investigative columnist takes on step-gate

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Toronto senior builds stairs to access park for $550 after city’s $65-150K estimate

Ontario residents pay highest hydro rates in Canada

A report by the Fraser Institute, shows  hydro costs in Ontario rose 71 per cent from 2008 to 2016, The average increase across Canada was only 34 per cent. Tom Adams, a consumer & environmental consultant joins the show to discuss ways of pulling hydro prices back to affordable rates.

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Hydro One signs deal to buy U.S. utility company Avista for $6.7B in cash

Topics worthy of discussion

David Wills, Patrick Gossage and Kevin Gaudet sit around the table and discuss the stories of the day!

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5 Montreal stories you must read this week: October 14

24/07/2019 Posted by admin

MONTREAL – From an impending traffic nightmare, to the Montreal metro celebrating a milestone anniversary, here are 5 must-read Montreal stories Global News covered this week:

Traffic mayhem ahead?

“Of course it’s not perfect, we don’t have 100 per cent coverage. But we think all the measures that are already in place will be good enough to improve our service.”

Transports Quebec is planning some massive highway reductions and closures that could see traffic coming from Highway 20 backing up prior to the Ville-St-Pierre exchange as work to tear down the Turcot continues.

READ THE STORY: Highway madness coming to Montreal

Service dog funding denied

“They don’t consider my dog acceptable to be getting funding.”

Shannon Moran is furious. Despite qualifying for a Hearing Ear Dog from the Lions Foundation of Canada, Quebec’s subsidy program doesn’t seem to recognize his dog as a legitimate service animal.

READ THE STORY: Hearing-impaired NDG man fighting for subsidy for his service dog

Retired teacher continues giving back

“I love the morning so much that I’ll set the alarm for 5:30 and get up even now that I don’t have to. I look forward to whatever I can do and whatever I can help with.”

Judy Kelley retired a year ago after teaching for nearly four decades but retirement hasn’t slowed her down much.

READ THE STORY: #GreatMTLer: Meet Judy Kelley, teacher, mother and tireless volunteer

Ode to P.K. Subban

“You are an amazing and influential role model for my children and I am going to miss not having you as a Montreal Canadiens.”

A lifelong Montreal Canadiens fans is putting his money where his mouth is and speaking out against the P.K. Subban trade that rocked the hockey world this summer.

READ THE STORY: Subban trade: Habs fan takes out full-page ad railing against management

Montreal metro celebrates milestone anniversary

“People don’t realize how important it is. Do you know how many people are in the metro in peak hours in one day? Two hundred thousand. It’s like the sixth biggest city in Quebec.”

Celebrations marked the 50th birthday of Montreal’s Metro system Friday, with the The Montreal Symphony Orchestra performing a specially composed piece at Place-des-Arts station.

READ THE STORY: Montreal Metro turns 50, what will next 50 years bring?

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Emma Watson and Sophie Grégoire Trudeau go for a Vespa ride

24/07/2019 Posted by admin

Actress and UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson says meeting Sophie Grégoire Trudeau during a recent trip to Ottawa was “a highlight of my year.”

Watson was in the nation’s capital in late September to discuss women’s issues with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and promote her “He For She” campaign. Trudeau has agreed to become an ambassador for the UN-backed project, which aims to get men involved in the global fight for gender equality.

But Watson also got to spend time with Trudeau’s wife, who scooped the Harry Potter actress up on a Vespa and took her on a tour of the city before her afternoon meetings.

“Definitely a highlight of my year was meeting this person,” Watson said in an Instagram post featuring an image of the two women laughing on the scooter.

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    “It was one of the most free and inspiring mornings I have had all year – not what I expected from someone who is as busy as she must be.”

    Watson added that both of them wore helmets, and Grégoire Trudeau drove.

    She also took the opportunity to plug Grégoire Trudeau’s own Instagram account, which she launched this week.

    “I’m looking forward to being able to see your adventures and especially witness the work you do on behalf of women and girls,” Watson wrote.

    Watson also posted a short video of she and Grégoire Trudeau speeding through what looked like a rural area of Ottawa.

    The prime minister’s wife has prioritized issues linked to women and girls in her charity work. Last spring, she attended an event in Washington with U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama that promoted education among American teenage girls.

Shailene Woodley speaks out after being released from jail

24/07/2019 Posted by admin

Shailene Woodley is finally speaking out after being released from jail in North Dakota on Monday.

She was arrested earlier that day while participating in a protest against the construction of the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline and despite her arrest, Woodley isn’t giving up her fight.

The Divergent star shared a message with her fellow protesters on Instagram.

READ MORE: Shailene Woodley, ‘Divergent’ star, livestreams own arrest at North Dakota pipeline protest

“One day, baby, we’ll sing our poetry. The words dripping from our tongues wet with ripened patience,” she wrote. “And the lyrics, the sweet fruits born from seeds our aging hands are now sowing. #alwaysinallways #heartforward #uptous #NoDAPL #protectcleanwater #iamonyourside.”

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one day, baby, we’ll sing our poetry. the words dripping from our tongues wet with ripened patience. and the lyrics, the sweet fruits born from the seeds our aging hands are now sowing. #alwaysinallways #heartforward #uptous #NoDAPL #protectcleanwater #iamonyourside

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After Woodley was released, the star’s rep confirmed the news with People.

“Shailene Woodley has been released from the Morton County Jail in North Dakota. She appreciates the outpouring of support, not only for her, but more importantly, for the continued fight against the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline,” said the rep.

The Fault in Our Stars actress, who streamed her arrest via Facebook live, was charged with criminal trespassing. Woodley was only a few feet from her vehicle when she was stopped by police.

“I don’t know if you guys just heard me, but I was walking back to my RV, which is right there so that we can go back to camp peacefully and they grabbed me by my jacket and said that I was not allowed to continue,” she said. “And they had giant guns and batons and zip ties and they’re not letting me go.”

When Woodley tried to ask the officer a question, he responded, “We can’t talk right here, but you’re going to be placed under arrest for criminal trespassing.” After waiting a few minutes she was arrested.

The video, which shows what appeared to be a peaceful protest, has been viewed more than three million times.

WATCH BELOW: ‘I’m being arrested’: actress Shailene Woodley arrested at pipeline protest

The Morton County Sheriff later confirmed to E! News that Woodley and 26 other people were arrested.

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The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe sued the US Army Corps of Engineers, who approved the project and granted final permits in July, saying the pipeline “threatens the Tribe’s environmental and economic well-being, and would damage and destroy sites of great historic, religious, and cultural significance to the Tribe.”

An advocacy group says the tribe’s claims are misleading, claiming the pipeline “does not cross into the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s reservation.”

Since May, thousands of people have camped near the pipeline’s proposed route to oppose its construction.

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In a press conference on Monday afternoon, Cass County Sheriff Paul Laney defended police activity on the construction site.

“We don’t know what’s in that crowd. They are not peaceful and prayerful. It’s unlawful — that’s what’s happening here. The courts have spoken and the rule of law governs our land,” he started.

“People with an ideology and agenda not from here are bringing it here. What started as a North Dakota issue has gone well beyond that,” Laney continued. “They were intentionally violating the law, a peaceful protest is getting word out. Today was very tense — it was a tense and dangerous situation.”

According to the sheriff, two campaigners chained themselves to construction equipment, and it was this small group which prompted the wider protest with a fleet of vehicles — including Woodley in an RV.

Protesters parked their vehicles and marched on the private construction site, according to police.

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Woodley received support from stars like Rosario Dawson, who was arrested herself last April at a political protest.

Woodley also received support from her Divergent and The Fault in Our Stars co-star Ansel Elgort, as well as Avengers actor Mark Ruffalo.

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Plane Talk with Navdeep Bains: On opening doors and shutting down the U.S. president

24/07/2019 Posted by admin

Growing up Sikh in Canada, Navdeep Bains knew he looked different than most of his peers. So in his mind, he had two choices: “When I go into a room, I get a little bit of attention. Either I take advantage of that attention and do something good, or I shy away from it.”

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Bains came from humble beginnings, born in Brampton, Ont. to Sikh immigrants. Twenty-six years later, after completing a master’s in business administration and receiving his Certified Management Accounting designation, Bains entered federal politics. When he won his riding in the 2004 federal election, he became the youngest Liberal MP in cabinet.

Although he lost the 2011 election, he rallied in 2015, winning his seat and a spot in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s cabinet.

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“I think being a Sikh, at least on a personal level, has opened a lot of doors for me,” he told The West Block’s Tom Clark during a Plane Talk segment. “My grandparents raised me, taught me a lot about my faith, taught me a lot about my identity. I think that created a lot of confidence, which enabled me to do well in school, which now has enabled me to do well in politics, but also in sports as well.”

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His love of sports, particularly playing basketball, comes second to his work and family – but it was the first topic of conversation in March when he met U.S. President Barack Obama, an avid Chicago Bulls fan; a story he casually brought up while flying high above the National Capital Region.

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“When I went to the U.S. and had the chance to meet the American president … the only thing I talked to the president about was sports and basketball,” Bains said. “I put down the Chicago Bulls and picked up our Toronto Raptors.”

Despite his casual tone, the singularity of the experience is not lost on Bains.

“I tried to act cool, but inside, my heart was pounding,” he said. “My dad came here from a remote village in India … [He had] a few dollars, worked hard, and now to be a member of Parliament, to be the minister of innovation, to represent Canada at the White House, it’s a big deal. I don’t take it lightly. It was a very, very special moment for me.”

Sex after childbirth: everything you need to know

24/07/2019 Posted by admin

To all new and prospective parents worried about sex (and not having enough of it): “You’re not alone.”

That’s the message from Natalie Rosen, a Halifax-based couples’ therapist and researcher at Dalhousie University, who recently led two studies on the sex lives of North American couples transitioning into parenthood.

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    Her latest work, published this month in The Journal of Sexual Medicine, takes a look at the top sexual stresses linked to a new baby in the bedroom.

    It’s no secret sex is usually the last thing on a mom’s mind after giving birth. She’s likely exhausted and might be so sore she can barely sit.

    Dads, according to Rosen’s findings, tend to be more worried about their partners’ lowered libidos and heightened mood swings (both are normal, by the way). The “baby blues” affect up to 80 per cent of women. It’s a response to the major drop in estrogen and progesterone following labour.  If the irritability persists, it may be a sign of postpartum depression.

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    Another common query for couples is when to resume birth control. The answer, according to experts, is right away. Don’t be fooled into believing breastfeeding will protect you. You can still ovulate even before your first menstrual cycle.

    Here’s how the other sex troubles break down by gender, based on a survey of 239 new-parent couples of healthy infants aged three to 12 months old:

    New mothers’ top 10 sexual concerns

      Frequency and body image (tie) — 96%Lack of time — 93%Sleep deprivation — 93%Physical recovery — 92%Sore breasts — 92%Less sexual desire than partner — 91% Mood swings — 89% Not knowing when it’s OK to have sex again — 87% When to resume birth control — 84% How they view their sexuality now that they’re a parent — 78%

    New fathers’ top 10 sexual concerns

       Partner’s mood swings — 92% Frequency —  92% Partner has less desire — 91% Partner’s sore breasts and body image (tie) — 91% When is it OK to have sex again and sleep deprivation (tie) — 89% Lack of time due to child-rearing duties — 88% When to resume birth control — 87% How they view their partner’s sexuality now that she’s a parent — 83% Vaginal dryness — 81% How to get or show affection when intercourse isn’t happening — 76%

    Nearly 90 per cent of those surveyed reported 10 or more different concerns about sex after childbirth. All that distress can take a toll on a relationship.

    Can empathy be bad for your sex life?

    Rosen’s other recent study, published this summer in the Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, found that as beneficial as a father’s empathy is in most cases — it can sometimes backfire and actually lower a woman’s desire.

    The reasoning is that when sex is avoided, it could come off as being no longer important. A woman, especially one who’s getting used to her new body, may feel less desirable when her partner doesn’t bring it up.

    The best thing you can do is communicate with your partner and perhaps adjust expectations accordingly.

    When can you start having sex after having a baby?

    Having sex too soon can not only be painful for a woman but also increases her risk of infection, says UBC nursing professor Wendy Hall.

    “It just takes time for things to get back to normal and heal.”

    Hall, who specializes in maternal child health, recommends women use a mirror to see if stitches have fallen off before having sex. She’s seen sutures broken apart when intercourse happened just a few days after childbirth.

    She also advises couples to wait for the post-childbirth discharge (called lochia) to subside and change from red to white. This signifies the area where the placenta was attached has healed.

    Recovery time can vary.

    A 2013 study published in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology found that:

    41% of women resumed sex six weeks after childbirth65% of women by eight weeks78% by 12 weeks.94% by six months.

    The healing time is generally less for vaginal births (if there’s no tearing or surgical cuts) than a C-section, which is a major abdominal surgery.

    It’s not a bad idea to wait for your six-week check-up to get the all-clear from your doctor, Hall says. But even once you have that, sexologist Jessica O’Reilly points out that just because you might be physically ready doesn’t mean you need to have sex.

    “There are emotional and practical considerations and you’re the ultimate expert,” O’Reilly says.

    What to do while you wait

    Rather than count the days, remember you can still be intimate without intercourse.

    “Use your hands and mouths,” O’Reilly urges. “Touch, kiss, cuddle, play and try to get some sleep — sleep is more important than sex.”

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    She encourages women to ask their doctor when they can get back to a fitness routine, because studies show “exercise is essential to boosting your mood, improving your sexual response, increasing energy levels, promoting restful sleep and of course, revving up your libido.”

    Post-baby pain

    Hall warns that when couples do feel ready to have sex again, they should be cautious about certain positions. Missionary may not be the most comfortable at first.

    Partners should be mindful as well that breastfeeding can make a woman’s breasts super sensitive and contribute to vaginal dryness. Applying nipple cream or lubrication could be one way to sexually connect, though, Hall suggests.

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    Gynecologist Jennifer Gunter writes that sex can sometimes be more painful for breastfeeding women due to:

    Low estrogen (which can be remedied through a small amount of vaginal estrogen if lube doesn’t work).Problems with the scar (which should be evaluated if it hasn’t healed by eight weeks).Muscle spasm associated with pelvic floor muscles.

    Those can be tightened and toned through Kegels. They can also help with post-pregnancy incontinence — something even Chrissy Tiegen confessed she struggled with.

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    Can sex ever be better after childbirth?

    O’Reilly says almost every couple she meets finds that sex declines — in both quantity and quality — once kids are born, especially in the early years.

    But that’s definitely not always the case. Some women have told her “they’re more sensitive and aware of their pelvic region post-childbirth.”

    One British parenting site found nearly 60 per cent of 1,000 parents surveyed believed sex improved after childbirth.

    While it may seem like an urban legend (that experts can’t really explain), there are plenty of online testimonials to back up the phenomenon.

    “I rarely reached [orgasm] before and it was a lot of work … and never from intercourse,” Jamie B. wrote on the Mothering forum. “Now it happens from intercourse every time, without a lot of effort.”

    She added her sex drive “is through the roof,” as a result.

    Other women echoed her experience, saying their G-spot was more easily stimulated after childbirth.

    “I also feel sexier, even though I have some stretch marks, I feel more self-confident after having a child,” one woman added.

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    “Everything utterly totally wonderful despite what media tells us about needing to be tight and neat,” another user wrote.

    “Things are not like they were before giving birth at all but in the most wonderful way.”

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