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Source: Global News

Appeal court of Ontario overturns harassment ruling for RCMP sergeant

Monday 21:50 GMT

Ontario’s highest court has overturned a ruling that granted an RCMP sergeant more than $100,000 in damages for years of harassment by superiors, saying the judge made several legal and factual errors.

The Court of Appeal for Ontario says the judge overseeing Peter Merrifield’s lawsuit erred in recognizing a new, freestanding “tort of harassment,” which would establish harassment as a separate wrong or breach for which someone can be held civilly liable. The appeal court says such a tort does not currently exist in Ontario and Merrifield’s case does not present “compelling reason” to create one, though the court does not rule out the possibility that another case may provide grounds do so in the future.

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Source: The Guradian

Grieving, exhausted, Christchurch tentatively returns to work after massacre

Today 01:30 GMT

It’s been a very long, hard weekend, and I think people will be a little bit washed out and will be pleased to be back in their places of work and study, and congregate with their friends and colleagues,” Raf Manji, a Christchurch City councillor and a Muslim, told Nine to Noon.

Residents of Christchurch, with its bucolic hills and expansive gardens, awoke to face the week after a weekend of fear.

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Source: The Guradian

'Italian state betrayed me': life after turning mafia informant

Monday 12:40 GMT

The most recent was on Christmas Day last year, when the brother of a mafia member turned informant was shot by two hooded men in what police believe was an attack ordered by the ’Ndrangheta, one of Italy’s most powerful mafia groups.

For the same reason Fabrizio Demitri, a former informant, and his wife, a cousin of a boss from Apulia, fled with their children to Canada, requesting asylum after local clans had poisoned two of their dogs and men tied to the mafia had located them while in hiding.

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Source: Global News

Dating app Grindr turns 10

Monday 09:53 GMT

The app’s rise in popularity is no big surprise, as it turns out online dating in general has become the most popular way to meet people, especially within the LGBTQ community.

Ariana Grande responds to accusations she’s ‘exploiting’ LGBTQ community as Manchester Pride headliner. Anthony Mohamed says he has used dating apps, including Grindr, to not only create new relationships but to stay in touch with people he has already met.

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Source: BBC

Tech Tent: The web turns 30

Saturday 13:35 GMT

From that idea, the world wide web was born, and on this week's Tech Tent we celebrate its 30th birthday - and examine whether it can emerge from what its creator calls a downward spiral which has seen it become a vehicle for hatred and misinformation.

Marieme Jamme, the first black woman to sit on the board of the Web Foundation, and tech entrepreneur Roya Mahboob, from Afghanistan, both take a very positive view of what the web has done for them.

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Source: DW

Italian monastery turns into hotbed of Bannon-fueled nationalism

Saturday 13:35 GMT

To general consternation, educational courses are to be held in a secluded monastery to create a populist political vanguard capable of "launching an assault on Europe."

For many, the decision to live in an all-but-abandoned 13th century monastery atop a mountain in a foreign country with no cell phone reception and only a grounds keeper, an octogenarian monk and 19 feral cats for company would not be an obvious lifestyle choice.

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Source: Common Domain

Headwinds might turn into tailwinds soon for U.S. economy after shaky start to new year

Sunday 15:23 GMT

The Fed is widely expected to trim its 2.3% GDP forecast in 2019 by a tick or two at its two-day meeting to review the state of the economy.

The same pattern seems ready to re-emerge, and early hints might come this week from the first batch of reports on how the economy is performing in March. Gross domestic product, the official scorebook for the economy, is likely to grow a lackluster 1.5% in the first quarter, according to the latest MarketWatch roundup of economists.

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Source: The Guradian

Agony turns to frustration as Christchurch Muslims await loved ones for burial

Monday 03:18 GMT

“We just request the bodies shouldn’t be too long in the mosque because the bodies are still lying over there and eventually it will be too difficult to wash the bodies and take to the burial and probably things will start deteriorating, that’s the worry.”

The Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand plan to send a team of 20 from Auckland to Christchurch once the bodies are released, to assist in the preparation and the burial process.

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Source: BBC

Yellow vest violence returns to Paris

Sunday 12:38 GMT

Demonstrators have looted shops in Paris in a resurgence of the Gilets jaunes ("yellow vest") protests that have been taking place across France for 18 weeks.

The yellow vest movement has faced accusations of anti-Semitism in recent weeks after a prominent Jewish philosopher, Alain Finkielkraut, was targeted by insults and taunts in Paris. Officers in Paris intervened to form a barrier after a group of individuals involved in the march confronted Mr Finkielkraut and started verbally insulting him.

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Source: Fox News

Witness calls police to report kidnapping, turns out to be music video

Sunday 16:19 GMT

In the Facebook post, police advised, "If you are going to be filming your music video up in the mountains this weekend, please do not do the following: Pretend to kidnap and duct tape your victim, victim pretending to break free and getting out of trunk, have a shovel, use a handgun."

Police said a driver was traveling on Highway 39 in the San Gabriel Mountains when they called the San Dimas station to report what they believed was a kidnapping in progress.

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Source: Fox News

Felicity Huffman, William H. Macy spotted returning to courthouse after actress charged in alleged college admissions scam

Sunday 01:29 GMT

Three days after Felicity Huffman was arrested and released on bond for her alleged involvement in a college admissions scandal, the "Desperate Housewives" alum was seen returning to a federal courthouse in Los Angeles.

MORE PHOTOS AND VIDEO OF FELICITY HUFFMAN AND WILLIAM H. MACY RETURNING TO THE COURTHOUSE. Huffman, widely known for her role on the ABC series, was implicated in the massive college admissions cheating scandal along with other wealthy and famous parents who allegedly paid millions to have their children placed in elite universities.

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Source: Common Domain

Monet’s ‘Meules’ Returns to Market for First Time in 33 Years, With a $55M Estimate

Saturday 10:49 GMT

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The painting was acquired directly from Monet’s art dealer in the 1890s by Bertha and Potter Palmer, wealthy Chicago philanthropists and art patrons. Bertha Palmer was said to own nearly 90 Monets during her life, most of which she would sell shortly after their acquisition.


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