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School Board No Longer Allows Delegations on Muslim Prayer Accommodation


News that the Peel District School Board will no longer permit delegations on the disputable issue of accommodating Friday prayer for Muslim students was not welcomed.   Seat Janet McDougald made the declaration on Feb. 14 board meeting that was loaded with people who were against the recent choice to better lay out how Friday prayers are to be taken ...

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Legendary Nokia 3310 Relaunched


As proclaimed at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017, Nokia is returning with a bang with the discharge of 3 new phones. the corporate has additionally determined to re-launch its legendary phone, the Nokia 3310. The calculable worth for this phone is $62, and at the start it’ll be sold-out solely in Europe. it absolutely was additionally discovered that with ...

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Bacardi Canada to close and sell Brampton office


Bacardi Canada will close down and sell its Brampton bottling plant in the coming months, which will end a five-decade presence in the city.   In an official statement to The Guardian, the organization said it told its representatives on Feb. 9 that they made the “difficult decision” to end operations at the office on Steeles Avenue East after a ...

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Sears, Kmart Drop Trump Products from Their Shops

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Major U.S. retailers Sears and Kmart in the week removed thirty one Trump Home things from their on-line product offerings to specialise in additional profitable things, a interpreter aforesaid recently. The decision follows distributer Nordstrom Inc’s announcement in the week it had set to prevent carrying Ivanka Trump’s attire thanks to declining sales, prompting President Donald Trump to require to ...

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Keurig to Pay $5.8M Settlement Over Alleged Failure to Report Coffee Brewer Burns

CHENGDU, SICHUAN PROVINCE, CHINA - 2015/09/13: Coffee cup on table in a Starbucks cafe.  Starbucks is streamlining the ordering process so customers are able to get that cup of coffee  faster than usual. (Photo by Zhang Peng/LightRocket via Getty Images)

The maker of Keurig occasional brewers united on to pay a $5.8 million penalty once allegedly failing for years to report a defect that caused quite one hundred burns, in line with the U.S. client Product Safety Commission. Vermont-based Keurig inexperienced Mountain recalled half-dozen.6 million of its Keurig mini and brewers in December 2014. Keurig received regarding two hundred reports ...

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York board investigating trustee over alleged racial slur

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The York Region public school board is investigating accusations that a trustee referred to a black parent as a “n—–” in front of others after a public meeting, the Star has learned.   The board is already reeling from a string of controversies. This latest allegation comes as it struggles with numerous complaints of racism and Islamophobia — and criticism ...

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Ontario Introduces Law to Protect Human Trafficking Survivors


As a part of Ontario’s Strategy to finish Human Trafficking, Minister of the standing of ladies, Indira Naidoo-Harris, introduced legislation recently that will if passed, increase protection for survivors and people in danger of human trafficking. The Anti-Human Trafficking Act, 2017 would produce 2 statutes, bar of and Remedies for Human Trafficking Act, 2017 and Human Trafficking Awareness Day Act, ...

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Young Iranian chess grandmaster expelled from national team for not wearing hijab

Iran has banned 18-year-old chess grandmaster Dorsa Derakhshani from competing for the national chess team for not wearing a hijab – obligatory dress for women under Iranian law.   Derakhshani was expelled for not covering her hair with the garment – compulsory wear for women since the Islamic Revolution in 1979 – while competing as an independent player in the ...

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Former spy chief accused of murder of Gambia’s opposition leader


The former Head of the Gambian National Intelligence Agency, was recently charged before a Banjul court for the assassination of an opposition youth leader who died in detention in 2016. Yankuba Badjie and the Director of Operations, Sheikh Jeng, along with eight other officers were charged.   The charges were part of attempts by President Adama Barrow to re-establish democracy ...

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L’Oreal Looking to Sell Off the Body Shop

Another day, another company looking to pull out of a retail entanglement: This time it’s L’Oreal, which has confirmed reports that it’s looking into selling off The Body Shop chain of stores. In other news, today we learned that L’Oreal owns The Body Shop.   For those not in the know, The Body Shop is a cosmetics and skincare chain ...

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Mexico warns of retaliation if the US imposes unilateral tax

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Texas agricultural producers say if the White House slaps a tariff on Mexican products, the state’s farmers and ranchers — as well as Texas consumers — could suffer from a Mexican retaliation against U.S. exports.   Recently, President Donald Trump said the border wall he promised to build between Mexico and the United States could be paid for by placing ...

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Hundreds of Coptic Christians Flee Sinai After Series of ISIS Murders


The largest community of Christians in the Middle East is in the crosshairs of the Islamic State.   Recently an Islamic State video was released with a call for the targeting of the Coptic Christian community in Egypt, which included the testimony of a suicide bomber who struck a church in the cathedral compound in Cairo in December that killed ...

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$9.7m found in former NNPC boss home in Kaduna


EFCC has released photos of the recovered vault containing $9.7 million found in the Kaduna home of former Group Managing Director of NNPC, Andrew Yakubu.   According to a statement released this afternoon, the antigraft agency said a special operation conducted by its operatives on 3rd February 2017 on a building belonging to the former NNPC boss in Kaduna, yielded ...

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OPP officer demoted for failing to respond to emergency 911 call


Ontario Provincial Police Const. David Dionne displayed “jaw-dropping” behaviour and a “lack of courage” when he failed to respond to a dying woman’s 911 call, a police superintendent has ruled.   Dionne pleaded guilty to two counts of neglect of duty at an OPP disciplinary hearing Feb. 14 and has been demoted from first- to a second-class constable for two ...

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Burger King is buying Popeyes for $1.8 billion


Restaurant Brands, the parent of Burger King and the Tim Hortons doughnut and coffee chain, announced recently that it is buying Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, the company famous for its Cajun cuisine, for $1.8 billion.   The deal values Popeyes at $79 a share, nearly 20% higher than where the stock closed. Shares of Popeyes (PLKI), living up to the company’s ...

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Adidas Sues Puma Over ‘Three-Stripe’ Trademark


Adidas accused longtime rival Puma of selling look-alike soccer cleats recently, kicking off the latest court battle over the German giant’s heavily policed “three-stripe” trademark.   Adidas AG, which has aggressively protected the stripe design in recent years, filed an infringement lawsuit in Oregon federal court that claims Puma is selling spikes with a confusingly similar four-stripe design on the ...

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Trump revokes guidelines on transgender bathrooms in schools

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President Donald Trump’s administration has canceled a landmark guidance issued to public schools in defense of transgender student rights, reversing course on a signature initiative of former Democratic President Barack Obama.   The Obama guidelines had already been put on hold by a federal judge after 13 states sued, but the Trump administration withdrew them.   Even without that hold, ...

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