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Ghislaine Maxwell seeks jail release in Epstein abuse case – CityNews Toronto

NEW YORK — A close associate of disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein who is jailed on charges she helped him sexually abuse young women and girls should be released to home arrest while she awaits trial, her lawyers said in court papers filed Friday. British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell was arrested last week at her New Hampshire estate before being moved to New York City to face the federal charges. Maxwell, 58, has been detained at a lockup in Brooklyn without bail. Prosecutors have labeled her an “extreme risk of flight” and said they want her jailed until trial. Her lawyers cited the coronavirus risk in jail as reason to release her on $5 million bond. A judge has set a hearing for Tuesday to hear bail arguments and to arraign Maxwell on multiple charges, including that she...
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Utah Life Coach uses past addiction as motivation to help others

SALT LAKE CITY — Overcoming addiction can still bring a lot of pain and anguish while on the road to recovery but one Life Coach in Utah is hoping to change that. Utah native, Rob Eastman, the owner of Eastman Fitness is using his past experiences with addiction as a motivational tool to help others with their own struggles of substance abuse. Eastman, the son of former state senator Dan Eastman, has been sober for the past ten years but sobriety did not come easy for him. He constantly struggled with substance abuse dating back to his teenage years. Looking back, Eastman attributes his addictive tendencies to childhood traumas that he wasn’t able to cope with until decades later with the help of rehab and therapy. Eastman abused cocaine, heroin, and various other d...
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Thomas spoke, Roberts ruled in unusual Supreme Court term – CityNews Toronto

WASHINGTON — Justice Clarence Thomas spoke and Chief Justice John Roberts ruled. The Supreme Court’s most unusual term featured victories for undocumented immigrants, abortion rights, LGBTQ workers and religious freedoms. The usually quiet Thomas’ baritone was heard by the whole world when the coronavirus outbreak upended the court’s traditional way of doing business. When the biggest decisions were handed down, the chief justice was almost always in the majority and dictated the reach of the court’s most controversial cases, whether they were won by the left or the right. The decisions in some of the biggest cases came with majorities of six or seven justices, a blurring of the stark 5-4 divide between conservatives and liberals on the court that Roberts and his colleagues h...
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Alberta’s COVID-19 Contact Tracing App Deemed ‘Security Risk’ on iPhones

Back in May, Alberta launched its own COVID-19 contact tracing app called ABTraceTogether for iOS and Android. The app requires users to keep it open with a device’s screen on for it to work properly, unlike Apple and Google’s contact tracing solution which allows apps to run Bluetooth in the background. Now, it appears the voluntary Alberta contact tracing app is being called a ‘security risk’ on iPhones, as per findings from the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta (OIPC), reports Global News. The province’s privacy commissioner, Jill Clayton, said “Despite the positive aspects, I have ongoing concerns related to the functionality of ABTraceTogether on Apple devices. We recognize the challenges AH has faced in this regard, since the safeguards requir...
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Protesters camped at Nathan Phillips Square cleared out by security – CityNews Toronto

A group of protesters who have been gathered at Nathan Phillips Square over the past month have been cleared out after getting a Notice of Trespass from the city last week. The demonstration had been organized by the group called “Afro Indigenous Rising” who said on their Facebook page on June 20 they were “occupying Nathan Phillips Square in protest of the police. For the abolition of the Police Force.” They had also set up tents and other gear on the square. The notice said the demonstrators had to comply by July 6. The city said the tents were all taken down voluntarily. City of Toronto spokesperson Brad Ross told CityNews there were also a few homeless people there and they have been provided with accommodations. Mayor John Tory said the dismantling of the camp was peacef...
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Freedom offering $65/20GB ‘Big Gig’ promotional plan

Freedom Mobile is offering an excellent deal for those who use a lot of data but don’t want to pay a lot of money. The Shaw-owned regional carrier is offering a $65/20GB special, a pretty good deal considering it typically provides 11GB of data for $65, or 25GB for $85. Freedom’s ‘Big Gig Unlimited + Talk 20GB Special’ includes 20GB of high-speed data with reduced speeds of up to 256Kbps downloads and 128Kbps uploads after the 20GB allotment. This data is available when connected to Freedom’s network. Additionally, subscribers get unlimited calls to Canada and unlimited incoming calls, as well as unlimited global text, picture and video messaging. Finally, the plan includes 1GB of Freedom Nationwide data for use when not on Freedom...
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Android 11 lets you disable auto-connecting to specific Wi-Fi networks

Android 11 adds a handy new toggle to the Wi-Fi settings that lets users prevent their phone from automatically connecting to a network. The new feature, spotted by Android Police, is present in both Android 11 Beta 1 and Beta 2, and may even have been available in the Developer Preview builds. For those running Android 11, you can access the toggle by heading to the Wi-Fi settings and tapping on a network, then tapping ‘Advanced.’ That will show the ‘Auto-connect’ option. By default, it should be on for all networks. When you toggle the option off, your phone will show that auto-connect is disabled for that network in the settings menu. That makes it easy to see which networks will auto-connect and which won’t.It’s nice to see G...
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Court is played recording of Johnny Depp begging Amber Heard to slice him with a knife  

A recording of Johnny Depp begging ex-wife Amber Heard to 'cut him' while he wielded a knife in front of her was played to the High Court today.The audio recording taken by Amber Heard was yet another piece of evidence in her claims that he abused her on 14 separate occasions. On the stand today, Depp was quizzed about the recording by QC Sasha Wass, who is defending The Sun after the actor sued the newspaper for libel for calling him a 'wife beater'.  Commenting on the muffled audio dating back to July 2016, Ms Wass said: 'You're threatening to cut yourself in front of Ms Heard and you're actually holding a knife at the time.Depp said: 'I was asking her to cut me... I felt that was what she was doing anyway.' The 57-year-old actor is being cross-examined on the fourth day of his libel ...
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Sports Illustrated Swimsuit features first ever transgender model

Brazilian model Valentina Sampaio has made history by becoming the first transgender woman to grace the pages of the iconic Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. The 23-year-old trailblazer, who has also posed for Victoria's Secret, will appear in the publication's 2020 issue after being photographed by Josie Clough on Scrub Island in the British Virgin Islands. Valentina appeared on Good Morning America on Friday to announce the news while sharing how much the opportunity means to her and the LGBTQ+ community as a whole. Scroll down for video   Breaking boundaries: Brazilian model Valentina Sampaio is the first transgender woman to appear in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue Stunning: The 23-year-old, who has also posed for Victoria's Se...
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Dogs shouldn’t even be left alone in a car in the winter, scientists warn 

Leaving dogs in parked cars can be dangerous all year round, even in the winter when outside temperatures are relatively low, scientists warn. Dog welfare experts at Nottingham Trent University monitored internal temperatures of cars in the UK, without dogs inside them, every day for two years. They found temperatures exceeded 77°F (25°C) in every month of the year – high enough to cause overheating in breeds with flat faces, such as bulldogs and pugs.  Annual campaigns highlighting the risk of dogs dying in hot cars typically begin in May but need to start earlier in the year, they say. Between 2010 and 2019 the RSPCA received almost 70,000 calls about animals and heat exposure, most of which related to dogs in hot cars. Just 20 minutes in a car that is too hot can cause heat stroke, w...
Coronavirus, Education, Health, National News

States Struggle With Reopening Of Schools

(CNN) — The nation’s schools have been in an upheaval since the pandemic began. And now, amid a resurgence of Covid-19 cases, states are revisiting contingency plans to safely reopen them. Several governors are taking sides in the debate between the push for attendance and the hesitation to gather kids before it’s safe. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has guidelines for administrators and parents. But it’s up to districts to decide the safest course, director Dr. Robert Redfield told CNN on Thursday night. “We all want to protect the safety of the children that are in schools,” Redfield said. “There’s really a public health crisis. We are paying by not having these schools open, and I think we really need to get that balance.” President Donald Trum...
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Arizona couple refused to wear masks, coughed on Walmart staff: Cops

The anti-maskers just keep coming in the United States.This time, an Arizona couple got booked for refusing to wear face masks at a Walmart and then allegedly coughing on employees.Police say Frank Montoya, 38, and Victoria Parra Carranza, 23, coughed on staff at the Yuma store Wednesday when they were asked to put on masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19.Cops were called by the Walmart employees, but the duo became confrontational when police arrived, according to a report.Montoya fled on foot, but was arrested after fighting with officers, police said.They also allege Parra Carranza attempted to interfere with Montoya’s arrest and she was taken into custody.The duo face suspicion of aggravated assault, disorderly conduct and other charges. ...