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New Puerto Rico utility head, same old challenges

NEW YORK (Reuters) – New leadership at Puerto Rico’s beleaguered electric utility may not be sufficient to compensate for missteps following Hurricane Maria that led to delayed work, recurrent blackouts and more than $500 million in contracts with untested companies now under federal investigation. FILE PHOTO: Ricardo Ramos, executive director of the Electric Power Authority of Puerto Rico (PREPA), attends a news conference, in San Juan, Puerto Rico November 2, 2017. REUTERS/ Alvin Baez/File Photo A management shakeup on Friday will not by itself cure the chaotic and slow powerRead More

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Al Franken faces new allegation of unwanted touching – World

The Associated Press A second woman has accused Minnesota Sen. Al Franken of inappropriate touching. Lindsay Menz tells CNN that Franken placed his hand on her buttocks as they posed for a photo at the Minnesota State Fair in 2010, two years into Franken’s first term. The 33-year-old Menz told CNN that the interaction made her feel “gross.” She says she immediately told her husband that Franken had “grabbed” her buttocks.  Franken told CNN he didn’t remember taking the photo with Menz, but that he feels badly that she feltRead More

Tambor doesn’t see how he can return to ‘Transparent’

LOS ANGELES – Actor Jeffrey Tambor says he doesn’t see how he can return to the Amazon series “Transparent” following two allegations of sexual harassment against him. In an ambiguous statement Sunday, Tambor referenced what he calls a “politicized atmosphere” that has afflicted the set. He also says that the idea that he would deliberately harass anyone is untrue. Two women have come forward over the past few weeks to accuse Tambor of sexual harassment, including “Transparent” actress Trace Lysette and his former assistant. Tambor has won two Emmys forRead More

The referee breaking unseen barriers for women in soccer

Ciaran Fahey, The Associated Press Published Sunday, November 19, 2017 11:28AM EST Having made the breakthrough, the first woman referee in any of Europe’s top soccer leagues is asking how long it will take for other countries to follow Germany’s example. Bibiana Steinhaus is savoring her first season among the Bundesliga’s 24-member elite group, reward for her performances as a fourth official and for 10 years’ work in the second division, but she hopes her success will make other leagues sit up and take notice. “The doors are open,” SteinhausRead More

Fotis Kafatos, distinguished Greek biologist, dies at 77 – Sharing #ABC #News Feed

Fotis Kafatos, a Greek molecular biologist who had a distinguished academic career in both the United States and Europe and became the founding president of the European Research Council, has died. He was 77. His family announced his death in Heraklion, Crete on Saturday “after a long illness.” on Saturday. Born in Crete in 1940, Kafatos was known for his research on malaria and for sequencing the genome of the mosquito that transmits the disease. He was a professor at Harvard University during 1969-1994, where he also served as chairmanRead More

Abundance of rescues arrive at AARCS after dozens of dogs saved from dump near High Level

Nearly 50 dogs, including several litters of puppies, will soon be available for adoption after the animals were found at a landfill outside a town in northwestern Alberta. A team of volunteers from Calgary made the 11 hour drive on Monday night to the town of High Level after dozens of stray or surrendered dogs were located. “They were out in the cold at a dump eating garbage, scavenging for food,” said Krys Stewart, a volunteer with the Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society (AARCS). The convoy returned to Calgary withRead More

Female in critical condition after stabbing in Mississauga

Chris Herhalt, CTV News Toronto Published Saturday, November 18, 2017 8:09PM EST Last Updated Saturday, November 18, 2017 8:14PM EST A female victim is in life-threatening condition after she was stabbed multiple times in Mississauga on Saturday night. Peel Regional Police say they were called to the area of Central Parkway East and Mississauga Valley Boulevard at 6:24 p.m. for a report of a stabbing. They arrived to find a female victim suffering from multiple stab wounds. Peel Paramedics said she was rushed to a hospital trauma centre for treatment.Read More

Concordia pilot program teaches entrepreneurship to First Nations youth

CTV Montreal Published Saturday, November 18, 2017 3:31PM EST Last Updated Saturday, November 18, 2017 6:24PM EST A three-day Concordia University pilot program is giving First Nations youth from across Quebec a chance to learn how to start their own businesses. Dream UP, Stand UP, Start UP, which kicked off on Friday, sees the school playing host to 40 youth from tribes across the province. Urban Service Centre of Montreal coordinator First Nations Resources Commission of Quebec Dolores Andre said the forum is giving tools and knowledge but also aRead More

Trump delays policy allowing importation of elephant parts – World

CBC News U.S. President Donald Trump said Friday he’s delaying a new policy allowing the body parts of African elephants shot for sport to be imported until he can review “all conservation facts.” The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Thursday that it will allow the importation of body parts from African elephants shot for sport. The agency said encouraging wealthy big-game hunters to kill the threatened species would help raise money for conservation programs. Animal rights advocates and environmental groups criticized the decision. On Friday, the Republican chairman ofRead More