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Source: Global News

Flood, wet and fears of high water: what Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick look like in a deluge

Today 05:10 GMT

Communities in Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick are coping with heightened water levels that have forced authorities to pile sandbags and homeowners to move their possessions to higher ground to avoid them being damaged by the flooding.

Southwest Ontario is set to face a Texas low-pressure system that is expected to bring rainfall of 20 to 45 millimetres from Thursday night into Friday. Rainfall ranging from 20 to 35 millimetres is projected to hit the south-central and southern sectors of Ontario’s northeast, and southeast Ontario could see anywhere from 20 to 30 millimetres.

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Source: The Guradian

Tommy Robinson announces plans to stand as MEP

Today 05:09 GMT

Faith leaders and politicians from across Manchester have united to condemn the anti-Islam activist Tommy Robinson, who has announced plans to stand as an MEP in the European elections.

Together with Greater Manchester police and WCHG, we will be monitoring it closely to ensure that any disruption to nearby residents is minimised.”

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Source: The Guradian

Brazil must not become a 'gay tourism paradise', says Bolsonaro

Today 05:10 GMT

Brazil’s far-right president, the self-declared homophobe Jair Bolsonaro, has been accused of inciting hatred towards LGBT people after declaring the South American country should not become a “gay tourism paradise”. “If you want to come here and have sex with a woman, go for your life,” Bolsonaro reportedly told journalists in the capital, Brasília.

“With this unhappy declaration and this unhappy gesture against the LGBT community, Bolsonaro is simply being Bolsonaro,” added Wyllys, who fled into exile in January after receiving death threats.

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Source: Common Domain

Who Pays the Property Taxes on a Golf Course Development in Florida?

Today 02:24 GMT

“If you're in an association and you're renting a golf course and you give up the golf course, the value of those units goes down,” he said. “You can appeal, and get your taxes lowered.”

A. “Taxes are minimal on golf courses,” said Leslie Robert Evans, managing partner at the law firm Leslie Robert Evans & Associates in Palm Beach, Florida. But what taxes are billed for residents are most often included in the maintenance fees of the condominium or HOA, or homeowner association, Mr. Evans said.

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Source: The Guradian

Measles cases hit 25-year high in US amid anti-vaxx movement

Thursday 21:51 GMT

Measles in the US has climbed to its highest level in 25 years, closing in on 700 cases this year in a resurgence largely attributed to misinformation that is turning parents against vaccines.

Up to now, the biggest single US measles outbreak in recent years was in 2014, when 383 cases were reported in the Amish community in nine Ohio counties. But on Wednesday, New York City officials said the outbreak centered in some of Brooklyn’s Jewish neighborhoods has accounted for 390 cases since October.

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Source: DW

Northern Ireland's New IRA: What is it?

Thursday 12:39 GMT

The group has its origins in republican splinter organizations that formed in opposition to the Northern Ireland peace process of the 1990s.

The Belfast-based New IRA — with members across the UK and Ireland — is now seen as the most dangerous dissident republican faction. The group's strongholds are in Catholic-majority western parts of the province, such as Derry, Strabane and Country Tyrone.

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Source: Fox News

University of Maryland Jewish group slams BDS vote scheduled for Passover

Wednesday 21:50 GMT

The University of Maryland’s student government faced backlash from the school’s Jewish community this week after scheduling a vote over an anti-Israel resolution on Passover.

Maryland Hillel staff member Elan Burman told The Algemeiner: “The timing of this resolution is particularly insensitive given that many Jewish students will be away from campus this weekend for Passover, and will be celebrating the intermediary days of the holiday when the vote takes place.” HANDCUFFED, BLINDFOLDED PALESTINIAN TEENAGER SAYS HE WAS SHOT TWICE BY ISRAELI SOLDIER WHILE RUNNING AWAY. American Jewish Committee Director of Campus Affairs Zev Hurwitz told The Jewish Journal that bills such as the one sponsored by Divest UMD were divisive in nature and that the timing of the vote seemed to “isolate the Jewish community on that campus.”

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Source: The Guradian

Rumour and violence rife as Congo Ebola outbreak surges out of control

Thursday 02:24 GMT

All my friends who go there don’t come home, they die,” said Kamuha, whose home town, Butembo, in north-eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, is at the centre of the country’s escalating Ebola outbreak.

On Friday, violence erupted when an armed group stormed a hospital in Butembo, reportedly ordered foreigners to go home and accused them of bringing Ebola to DRC. Dr Richard Valery Mouzoko Kiboung, an epidemiologist from Cameroon who was working for the World Health Organization, was killed during the attack.

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Source: Global News

#TorontoStrong: Numerous events scheduled around city to mark 1-year anniversary of van attack

Wednesday 10:50 GMT

Tuesday marks the one-year anniversary of the deadly Yonge Street van attack in Toronto that claimed the lives of 10 people and left 16 others injured.

Witnesses say they are still struggling nearly 1 year since the deadly Toronto van attack. Numerous events are planned around the city, including at Mel Lastman Square where people are expected to gather throughout the day to pay their respects to the victims and first responders.

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Source: The Guradian

'Stigma does not go away': Mumbai’s dedicated LGBT health clinic

Wednesday 06:04 GMT

He believes Humsafar’s clinic is a step forward for the LGBT population to become “self-sufficient” within the health system. “Somewhere deep down, discrimination and stigma just do not go away,” he says.

Sharma, who is bisexual, is waiting in the reception of a clinic believed to be India’s first specifically for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community, having transferred his treatment from a government hospital closer to home.

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Source: Global News

Canada unveils LGBTQ loonie — but some gay rights advocates are not impressed

Wednesday 19:06 GMT

“There were many gains gained by the gay community before this, but this coin gives all the credit to Pierre Trudeau and 1969. It should be about our community, not the federal government,” York University historian Tom Hooper said.

LGBTQ Canadians disproportionately affected by violence according to StatCan survey. Some LGBTQ activists and historians are calling into question the message behind the loonie, saying it mistakenly suggests equality has been reached and that it was done so largely by the Canadian government — specifically by former prime minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau.

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Source: Global News

Miramichi, N.B. community in mourning after death of four teens in crash

Tuesday 20:00 GMT

Police say Logan Matchett, 17, of Strathadam, N.B.; Avery Astle, 16, of Strathadam N.B.; Cassie Lloyd, 17, of Escuminac, N.B.; and Emma Connick, 18, of Barnaby, N.B., were transported to the Miramichi Regional Hospital but died due to their injuries.

A New Brunswick town is in mourning after four teenagers from the area were killed in a single-vehicle crash over the long weekend. Police in Miramichi, N.B., say the teens died on Saturday when their vehicle veered off of Nelson Road, south of Route 118, at approximately 10:30 p.m. Atlantic time.

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Source: Reuters

Facebook's flood of languages leave it struggling to monitor content

Wednesday 06:04 GMT

Facebook Inc’s struggles with hate speech and other types of problematic content are being hampered by the company’s inability to keep up with a flood of new languages as mobile phones bring social media to every corner of the globe.

Monika Bickert, the Facebook vice president in charge of the standards, has previously told Reuters that they were “a heavy lift to translate into all those different languages.”

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Source: The Guradian

Does Texas really need a $500m cricket stadium?

Wednesday 08:59 GMT

The Allen proposal calls for a $500m, 15,000-capacity stadium, the anchor of a mixed-use complex that would also include training facilities, residential and retail units, and office space.

The city of Allen, a northern suburb of Dallas, occupies a special place in the history of sports stadiums: it was the instigator of what once was dubbed a high school football stadium arms race. In 2012 it unveiled Eagle Stadium, the 18,000-seat, $60m home of the Allen High School Eagles.

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Source: The Guradian

I'm glad Tiger won the Masters, but he's no hero to the Black community

Tuesday 09:55 GMT

Couple that with the fact that it happened at the Masters on a course that was literally built on the grounds of a slave plantation, one that no Black golfer had ever even competed on until Lee Elder in 1975, at a club that didn’t even have a Black member until 1990.

You may not have a pulse if you didn’t feel at least a little warm inside as Tiger passionately embraced his son behind the 18th green, a scene reminiscent of the bear hug that he shared with his late father Earl Woods after winning the Masters for the first time back in 1997.


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