A Barrie restaurant owner who told local bylaw and provincial liquor licence officials she was asserting her rights under common law to stay open despite provincewide stay-at-home orders while claiming to have no contract with government was likely reading from a script circulated by anti-authority groups using ‘pseudo-law’, says an Ottawa human rights lawyer. The approach is considered to be one being employed by individuals and businesses increasingly upset by imposed emergency shutdown and other orders, and is expected to surface more frequently as the pandemic persists, the lawyer says. The Simmering Kettle in south-end Barrie remained open, defying emergency provincial orders to eliminate in-house dining. On Thursday, however, owner Shalu Persaud indicated she had shifted to drive-thru and pick-up service, and had stopped serving customers inside the Bryne Drive restaurant. Earlier in the week, when approached by government officials, she is seen on a series of videos … [Read more...] about Barrie, South Simcoe police not exercising their new authority to randomly stop cars
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A murder jury watched new footage of an earlier arrest of George Floyd which a defence witness claimed shows the slain man as 'non-compliant.' In the footage Mr Floyd was described as nervous and anxious and becoming distressed when a gun was pointed at him. A paramedic later said that Mr Floyd would tell her he consumed opioids as he was an addict. After weeks of prosecution evidence in the major murder trial in Minnesota, US the defence began its own case on Tuesday. Prosecutors claim that Derek Chauvin murdered Mr Floyd during an arrest outside a store where he was filmed kneeling on the slain man's neck. Chauvin, 45, denies second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. At court on Wednesday the first witness was called by Chauvin's defence team. Scott Creighton, a now-retired Minneapolis police officer, pulled over a car in which Mr Floyd was a passenger in 2019, a year before the deadly encounter with Chauvin. The jury saw a video … [Read more...] about George Floyd trial: Five key moments including new video shown as defence starts
The son of serial killers Fred and Rose West died of an overdose of painkillers after telling a doctor his life was "not worth living", an inquest heard. Barry West said he felt he had been "abandoned" by health services before he died from complications after taking medication to relieve his "extreme" chronic pain, the hearing was told. When he was seven-years-old he saw his elder sister Heather beaten to death by Fred and Rose. He was taken into care five years after his sister’s death, along with his siblings. He was the youngest son of the Wests, who abducted, raped and murdered young women before burying them at their Gloucester home, over a period of 20 years. The 40-year-old was found slumped over a table by his support worker at supported living accommodation in Maidstone, Kent, on the morning of August 28. His death sparked internal investigations at Kent County Council (KCC) and an NHS trust. Speaking after Mr West's death last year, journalist Howard … [Read more...] about Fred and Rose West’s son overdosed after telling doctor his life’s “not worth living”
No Va Land Investment Group's head office in Nguyễn Du Street, District 1, Hồ Chí Minh City. Photo vinhomecitys.com HÀ NỘI — The market ended lower last week as many large-cap stocks faced selling pressure after the VN-Index hit a new high of over 1,255 points. Some analysts from securities firms expected that the market's bullish trend will continue this week, while others were more cautious and see a downward trend dominating the market. The market benchmark VN-Index on the Hồ Chí Minh Stock Exchange (HoSE) fell 8.54 points, or 0.68 per cent, in Friday's trade to 1,238.71 points. The index hit a record high of 1,255.87 points on Wednesday. For the week, the index still rose slightly by 0.57 per cent, while foreign investors net sold a value of over VNĐ2.4 trillion. Analyst from Saigon - Hanoi Securities JSC (SHS) said that the third straight weekly gain of the market and a new record in liquidity showed investors' big interest during this period. However, based on Elliott … [Read more...] about Will market continue its downward trend this week?
MANILA, Philippines — Vice President Leni Robredo thinks that the attempt of an official of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) to drag her into a recent controversy — about whether “lugaw,” or rice porridge, is an essential item that can be delivered during curfew hours — could serve as a reminder for the government to hire people based on job qualifications and not politics. “I don’t want to waste time on that,” she said in Filipino on Sunday during her weekly radio show, “BISErbisyong LENI”, on AM radio station DZXL. Neither she nor program anchor Ely Saludar identified the DILG official, but they were obviously referring to Undersecretary Epimaco Densing III. Densing reacted to a viral video showing a barangay official blocking the delivery of lugaw during curfew, saying that it was “not essential.” In his reaction, Densing was quoted as saying that “lugaw” was not essential — an allusion to Robredo, which he admitted. READ: Shading VP Leni? DILG’s … [Read more...] about DILG exec’s ‘lugaw’ remark a reminder to base hiring on capability not politics – Robredo