Thursday, December 7th, 2017


CTV News for Dec. 7: Salt Spring death

CTV News Vancouver Island for Thursday, Dec. 7. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather #Cbcnews #CBC

Actor Geoffrey Rush sues Australian newspaper over ‘inappropriate behavior’ report

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian actor Geoffrey Rush said on Friday he had filed a defamation lawsuit against Sydney’s Daily Telegraph newspaper after it published a report about a complaint alleging inappropriate conduct. Cast member Geoffrey Rush poses for a portrait while promoting the upcoming movie “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” in Beverly Hills, California U.S., May 20, 2017. Picture taken May 20, 2017. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni The newspaper article last month said an Australian theater company had received a complaint about “inappropriate behavior” following the production ofRead More

Georgetown shopkeeper takes down robbery suspect outside store

Halton Regional Police say a convenience store owner thwarted a suspect who allegedly attempted to rob him in the Glen Williams area of Georgetown on Thursday evening. Just before 6 p.m. Thursday, investigators say a male suspect entered Preston’s Food Market on Confederation Street and allegedly demanded all the cash available inside. Police say the owner of the store chased the suspect outside and “grappled him to the ground” with the help of passersby. Citizens held the suspect down until police arrived and he was arrested. No one was injuredRead More

Al Franken accusers respond to his resignation announcement: ‘I expected him to come and share the truth’ – Sharing #ABC #News Feed

Two women who came forward with allegations that Minnesota Sen. Al Franken groped them, said his resignation announcement on the Senate floor Thursday didn’t fully address the specific accusations against him. “People have asked me, ‘Do you feel relieved’ [now that he has resigned],” Leeann Tweeden said in an interview with “Nightline.” “I said, ‘No, I don’t know that I’ll ever feel good about it.’” Eight women have spoken out publicly detailing different alleged incidents when the now Democratic lawmaker groped or tried to kiss them, including Tweeden and LindsayRead More

Local soccer player’s big potential matches her big dreams

Published Thursday, December 7, 2017 4:02PM CST Last Updated Thursday, December 7, 2017 7:20PM CST Claire Abrey has come a long way in her soccer career. “It’s just crazy to think that I started when I was four years old,” said the 17-year old. “I was just kicking the ball around with my Dad in the backyard, and now here I am.” A decade of hard work and practice on the pitch is producing results. Earlier this year she was invited to join Soccer Canada’s Under-20 national development camp inRead More

Stephen A. Smith says Lonzo Ball is not worth the hype | First Take | ESPN – USANEWS.CA

First Take’s Stephen A. Smith says Los Angeles Lakers’ Lonzo Ball is not worth the hype. ✔ Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: ✔ Watch Latest Episodes on WatchESPN: ✔ Watch ESPN on YouTube TV: Get more ESPN on YouTube: ► First Take: ► SC6 with Michael & Jemele: ► SportsCenter with SVP: http://es/pn/SVPonYouTube ESPN on Social Media: ► Follow on Twitter: ► Like on Facebook: ► Follow on Instagram: Visit ESPN on YouTube to get up-to-the-minute sports news coverage, scores, highlights andRead More

U.S.-based stock ETFs attract $14.6 billion of inflows, largest since June: Lipper

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S.-based stock ETFs attracted $14.6 billion of inflows in the week ended Wednesday, their 10th consecutive week of inflows and the largest since June, illustrating investors’ appetite for low-cost exposure to record-high stock markets. Risk appetite was also reflected in high-quality bonds. U.S.-based investment-grade corporate bond funds attracted $622 million of inflows in the week ended Wednesday, their 12th straight week of inflows, Lipper data showed on Thursday. “The equity ETF and taxable bond fund results I would describe as business as usual,” said Pat Keon,Read More

Saskatchewan’s Alberta licence plate ban a hurdle for Lloydminster contractors

The Saskatchewan government’s move to ban vehicles with Alberta licence plates on provincial highway construction sites is a hurdle for some contractors whose business is on the provincial border. “It just seems like it’s another hurdle and it’s just thrown at the employers to figure out,” Cody Bexson, the owner of Lloydminster’s Bexson Construction, said. “It’s going to cost money. There’s no doubt about it.” On Wednesday, the province announced vehicles working on any new Ministry of Highway and Infrastructure construction projects must have registered Saskatchewan plates. Saskatchewan Premier BradRead More

Louvre Abu Dhabi to display Leonardo’s ‘Salvator Mundi’

ABU DHABI (Reuters) – The new branch of the Louvre in Abu Dhabi will exhibit Leonardo da Vinci’s portrait of Christ, ‘Salvator Mundi’, which at $450.3 million became the most expensive painting ever sold at a New York auction last month. FILE PHOTO: Members of Christie’s staff pose for pictures next to Leonardo da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi” painting in London, October 24, 2017. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/File Photo “Da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi is coming to #Louvre Abu Dhabi,” Louvre Abu Dhabi said on its twitter feed late on Wednesday. It did notRead More

Councillors propose one-time tax increase to help cover infrastructure gap

Eight City Councillors have, so far, signed on to a plan to propose a one-time tax increase next year to help cover a gap in funding for city infrastructure. The 2018 draft budget will be voted on at City Council December 13, but councillors say there is a $70 million gap in funding for things like roads and sidewalks, and other city-owned infrastructure. A motion by Kitchissippi ward councillor Jeff Leiper proposes a one-time 0.5% increase to property taxes in 2018, which he says would raise about $8 million toRead More