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Federal employee charged with sexual assault after former Afghan interpreter sues government

A federal public servant at Global Affairs who is being sued by a female former Afghan interpreter has now been charged criminally in relation to allegations in the lawsuit.Galal Eldien Ali, a 64-year-old resident of Ottawa, has been charged with 11 counts, including multiple counts of sexual assault and sexual exploitation of a young person, assault, uttering threats and extortion.The charges are related to the former interpreter's claim that Ali sexually assaulted her multiple times between 2011 and 2013. Her name is under an automatic publication ban because of the nature of the charges.Her civil suit seeks damages of $1.75 million from...

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander earns unanimous first-team All-NBA selection

Breadcrumb Trail LinksToronto RaptorsNBABasketballAuthor of the article:Published May 22, 2024  •  2 minute read You can save this article by registering for free here. Or sign-in if you have an account.On the second team: New York’s Jalen Brunson, Minnesota’s Anthony Edwards, Phoenix’s Kevin Durant, the Los Angeles Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard and Anthony Davis of the Los Angeles Lakers.The third team had Lakers star LeBron James, Golden State’s Stephen Curry, Sacramento’s Domantas Sabonis, Indiana’s Tyrese Haliburton and Phoenix’s Devin Booker.James is now the youngest — and the oldest — player to make an All-NBA team.The NBA changed...

Norway further tightens its restrictions on the entry of Russians

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway on Thursday said it will further tighten its restrictions on the entry of people from Russia, saying those with tourist visas issued by Norway before regulations were tightened in 2022 or issued by another European country will be barred from entering the Scandinavian country as of next week. Justice Minister Emilie Enger Mehl said the tightening was a response to “Russia’s illegal war of aggression against Ukraine.” Norway has a 198-kilometer (123-mile) -long border with Russia in the Arctic. Last week, Aftenposten, a major Norwegian daily, said Norway’s domestic security agency, known by the acronym...

Cybersecurity plan for federal government takes aim at ’inefficiencies, blind spots’

Breadcrumb Trail LinksNewsNationalWhile the government has made progress on improving cybersecurity in recent years, the online dangers have advanced even faster, plan says.Author of the article:The Canadian PressJim BronskillPublished May 22, 2024  •  3 minute read You can save this article by registering for free here. Or sign-in if you have an account.Article contentOTTAWA — The federal government has unfurled a new cybersecurity strategy aimed at protecting its vast array of computer systems and information banks against a growing variety of threats.The strategy released Wednesday says while the government has made progress on improving cybersecurity in...

Richmond city workers sign new contract with wage increases

The new collective agreements provide for raises and one-time inflationary support. The City of Richmond has ratified a new four-year collective agreement with the unions representing inside and outside city workers.According to city media release published Wednesday morning, the city and CUPE Locals 718 and 394 ratified the new agreement on May 17.The agreement covers the period between Jan. 1, 2024 to Dec. 31, 2027 and provides wage increases for unionized employees at 4.5 per cent in 2024, 4 per cent in 2025 and 3.5 per cent in 2026 and 2027...

Her husband died in the 2019 Ottawa marathon. This year, she’s running

Breadcrumb Trail LinksLocal NewsThe mother of two will join more than 10,000 runners in the Race Weekend half marathon, along with her children's grief counsellor.Published May 23, 2024  •  Last updated 12 minutes ago  •  7 minute read You can save this article by registering for free here. Or sign-in if you have an account.Foley’s children were among the first to join the outdoor-based grief play group at Playful Mindset, the not-for-profit organization launched last year by Marnie Power. (Foley is raising money for the group in this year’s marathon.)A social worker and former director of the...

RCMP warns push to switch to electric vehicles faces ‘significant challenges’

Can the RCMP turn North America's largest law enforcement vehicle fleet green? They're about to find out.As Canada's national police service, the RCMP falls under Ottawa's Greening Government Strategy — a commitment to lower the environmental footprint of the federal government and get it to net‑zero emissions by 2050.The strategy calls on the RCMP to replace as many of their approximately 12,000 cars and trucks with zero-emission vehicles as operationally possible by 2035.But those tasked with meeting that goal are predicting speed bumps along the way."We do fully anticipate that there are significant challenges with electric vehicle range for a lot...

Norway further tightens its restrictions on the entry of Russians

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway on Thursday said it will further tighten its restrictions on the entry of people from Russia, saying those with tourist visas issued by Norway before regulations were tightened in 2022 or issued by another European country will be barred from entering the Scandinavian country as of next week. Justice Minister Emilie Enger Mehl said the tightening was a response to “Russia’s illegal war of aggression against Ukraine.” Norway has a 198-kilometer (123-mile) -long border with Russia in the Arctic. Last week, Aftenposten, a major Norwegian daily, said Norway’s domestic security agency, known by the acronym...

Norway further tightens its restrictions on the entry of Russians

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway on Thursday said it will further tighten its restrictions on the entry of people from Russia, saying those with tourist visas issued by Norway before regulations were tightened in 2022 or issued by another European country will be barred from entering the Scandinavian country as of next week. Justice Minister Emilie Enger Mehl said the tightening was a response to “Russia’s illegal war of aggression against Ukraine.” Norway has a 198-kilometer (123-mile) -long border with Russia in the Arctic. Last week, Aftenposten, a major Norwegian daily, said Norway’s domestic security agency, known by the acronym...

In the news today: How foreign aid flows, New citizenship bill to be tabled...

Breadcrumb Trail LinksPMN NewsPMN CanadaAuthor of the article:Published May 23, 2024  •  3 minute read You can save this article by registering for free here. Or sign-in if you have an account.Article contentHere is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed tobring you up to speed on what you need to know today…A fifth of foreign aid goes to refugees in CanadaArticle contentWhile Canada is one of the top contributors to foreign aid among some of the world’s richest countries, a fifth of the spending never leaves Canada’s borders.Some 19 per cent of Canada’s...

Nvidia Reports Another Blowout Quarter — This Is What Investors Should Know

In this video, I will cover Nvidia's (NASDAQ: NVDA) first-quarter earnings, which were flawless yet again. *Stock prices used were from the trading day of May 22, 2024. The video was published on May 22, 2024. Should you invest $1,000 in Nvidia right now? Before you buy stock in Nvidia, consider this: The Motley Fool Stock Advisor analyst team just identified what they believe are the 10 best stocks for investors to buy now… and Nvidia wasn’t one of them. The 10 stocks that made the cut could produce monster returns in the coming years. Consider when Nvidia made this list on April 15,...

Starbucks Passes The Greenblatt’s Magic Formula Filter (NASDAQ:SBUX)

Greenblatt's strategy is to consider only the tangible net capital employed in the business. In this case, the tangible net capital is equal to the net working capital plus net fixed assets. Focusing on the fiscal year ending October 1, 2023, net working capital is current assets minus current liabilities, which would be a negative figure. We shall ignore the negative net working capital and not use it as part of the denominator. Using the negative net working capital would reduce the denominator and overstate the ratio and result in a less conservative estimate. This is not in...

Most of us have too much in bonds

Unlock the Editor’s Digest for freeRoula Khalaf, Editor of the FT, selects her favourite stories in this weekly newsletter.The writer is a former chair of Yale’s Investment Committee, an ex-board member of Vanguard and the author of 21 books, mainly about finances and investing.It has long been shown that the returns on bonds are lower than those for equities for long-term investors. And most investors are going to be investing for so long that a bond-laden portfolio is far from optimal for them.A century ago there was a near monopoly of bonds in investor portfolios until economist Edgar Lawrence...