Thursday, October 17, 2019

Hong Kong airport cancels all remaining flights for 2nd day

Flight check-in services have been suspended at Hong Kong's international airport, the airport authority said Tuesday, citing disruptions caused by anti-government protests. All departing flights are cancelled for the remainder of the day. (CBC)

A-listers flock to Google summit in private jets, mega yachts to talk climate change

The world’s rich and famous have flocked to a posh Italian resort to talk about saving Mother Earth — but they sure are punishing her in the process. (Page Six)

Human Rights tribunal risks global ridicule in male genital waxing complaints

Jonathan or Jessica Yaniv, whichever you prefer, is a pathetic figure. I am not sure what is more pathetic, the fact that he has filed as many as 16 complaints with the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal (BCHRT) accusing female aestheticians of refusing to wax his male genitalia or the fact the BCHRT entertained the complaints. (True North)

Hong Kong police fire tear gas, rubber bullets in clash over banned march

HONG KONG - Police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at demonstrators hurling rocks in a rural Hong Kong town on Saturday as several thousand activists gathered to protest an attack by suspected triad gang members at a train station last weekend. (The Province)

$900 million settlement in class action on sexual misconduct in the military

OTTAWA - The federal government promised $900 million in compensation Thursday to settle multiple class-action lawsuits lodged on behalf of survivors of sexual harassment, gender discrimination and sexual assault in the military. (CTV)

KNIGHT: Governments misfire on gun laws

Over the course of the past few years, gang gun violence has been a plague in our cities. Politicians, ridden with angst over the problem, have struggled to come up with legislative ideas to solve the problem. (True North)

Trump meets Kim in DMZ, becomes first President to step foot in the Hermit Kingdom

With wide grins and a historic handshake, President Trump became the first sitting U.S.leader to set foot in North Korea when he took 20 steps into the Hermit Kingdom on Sunday. (Fox News)

KNIGHT: For the Trudeau government it’s all about priorities

On June 22, 2019, the Prime Minister’s itinerary showed him taking a personal day. I guess he was tired after flying to Toronto to attend the Eid dinner hosted by Canadian-Muslim Vote and back to Ottawa again the day before. (True North)

Vice Admiral Norman reaches settlement, retires

Vice-Admiral Mark Norman has reached a settlement with the federal government and will retire from the military, the Department of National Defence announced Wednesday. A single charge of breach of trust against Norman, who was accused of leaking cabinet secrets in relation to a shipbuilding deal, was stayed by the prosecution last month. Prosecutors said there was no reasonable prospect of conviction. (CBC)

Massive turnout at Hong Kong protest keeps heat on Chinese

Hong Kong’s chief executive apologized to the public on Sunday after a surprisingly large and defiant crowd poured onto the streets and converged on government offices. The protest capped a week of heated protests and soul-searching questions about the city’s ability to maintain some semblance of autonomy from mainland China. (National Post)