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Sword wielding Prince Charles calls for an end to ‘pervasive horror’ of knife crime in Easter message

The Prince of Wales has spoken of the “pervasive horror” of knife crime, saying anyone who commits “such brutal deeds” must be brought to justice.

The Prince, who is working with his son Prince Harry to listen to the victims of knife crime and their families, issues a strong plea to halt the “terrible deeds of darkness” occurring on Britain’s streets.


LILLEY: Ford’s beer battle could be lost due to Wynne

“Don’t worry, beer is coming to those convenience stores,” Ford said.

But standing between that promise and reality is one of the worst agreements ever signed by the Government of Ontario.

Don’t get me wrong… if you are the Beer Store or one of its original shareholders — Labatt, Molson and Sleeman — then this is a great deal, but from the point of view of the taxpayer, it is awful.


Trudeau government doing another stupid useless thing

Canada hoping U.S. gets on board as it moves to update gender info on NEXUS cards

Canada’s border agency is about to shake up the way it tracks sex and gender information — which could lead to some awkward conversations with Washington.

For the past two years, the federal government has been looking into how to introduce a third gender identifier across federal departments — something beyond checking off “male” or “female” on a form.

Because all our other problems are solved.


CBC: Meat and the environment – Do Canadians know what’s at stake? I don’t care I want a BBQ Meat Vending Machine

The CBC’s latest eco-rant says you should replace meat with Rabbit Food – Meat and the environment: Do Canadians know what’s at stake? – I say we install meat vending machines at all CBC facilities.

Michigan restaurant installs barbecue meat vending machine

(CNN) — Do you ever have late night cravings for some really good barbecue or smokehouse meat — and can’t find a restaurant that’s still open?

Well, a Michigan company has come up with a solution for that very problem — a meat vending machine.


Iran’s first champion female boxer cancels return home after arrest warrant issued

The first Iranian woman to contest an official boxing bout has cancelled plans to return home after an arrest warrant was issued for her in Tehran.

Sadaf Khadem beat a French boxer, Anne Chauvin, in the match, which took place in France on Saturday.

Her representative told Reuters that authorities had issued arrest warrants against her and fight organiser Mahyar Monshipour.


EU struggles over law to tackle spread of terror online

…The legislation, proposed by the Commission last year, gives internet companies one hour to remove offending content after receiving an order from a “competent authority” in an EU country.

“Terrorist content” includes material that incites or advocates for terrorist offences, promotes the activities of a terrorist group or teaches terrorist techniques, according to the draft text.

In the original text, companies are also expected to take “proactive measures” to stop the spread of terrorist content.

This includes using automated tools to prevent content that has previously been removed from being re-uploaded.

Oh I’m sure this will work just fine.


Around 100 Organisations of Salafi Movement Registered in Belgium – Reports

BRUSSELS (Sputnik) – The Belgian State Security Service (VSSE) has registered around 100 organisations of Salafi movement, a branch of the Sunni Islam that advocates the rule of the sharia law, local media reported on Thursday.

The Belgian government has no official data on the number of Salafi organisations in the country, De Tijd newspaper noted. Meanwhile, Belgian Justice Minister Koen Geens has reportedly confirmed an increase in the number of groups and initiatives linked to the Salafi movement.

The VSSE has already drawn the government’s attention to the fact that the Salafi movement is gaining momentum in the country, with radical Islamists increasing their influence on the Muslim population of Belgium.


All roads lead to China: 17 Arab countries join Beijing’s new Silk Road – but what about the Uyghurs?

Beijing has inked cooperation deals on its multi-trillion-dollar Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) with 17 Arab countries, state-run Xinhua News Agency reported, citing the results of a joint Sino-Arab forum.

The second China-Arab Forum on Reform and Development, which was held in Shanghai on Tuesday, attracted more than a hundred businessmen, politicians, and academics from China and Arab states, including Egypt, Lebanon, Djibouti, and Oman. This year’s meeting, dubbed ‘Build the Belt and Road, Share Development and Prosperity’, was dedicated to boosting the project.

I guess those Arab nations know something we don’t when it comes to China’s Uyghurs.


Will AI kill developing world growth?

Artificial intelligence (AI) could displace millions of jobs in the future, damaging growth in developing regions such as Africa, says Ian Goldin, professor of globalisation and development at Oxford University.

I have spent my career in international development, and in recent years have established a research group at Oxford University looking at the impact of disruptive technologies on developing economies.

Perhaps the most important question we have looked at is whether AI will pose a threat – or provide new opportunities – for developing regions such as Africa.


Austin, Texas ‘School Climate Survey’ Tells Students ‘Gender Is How A Person Feels’

A survey given to all Austin Independent School District students in grades 3-11 this spring told children “Sex is what a person is born. Gender is how a person feels.” It then asked students to select whether they feel they are a “girl/woman,” “boy/man,” or “identify in some other way.” That was followed by a blank box for students to “describe how you identify.”


He told the judge he still had Jihad in his heart and Jihad in his blood.

“My hands are tied,” judge sentences convicted terrorist Amor Ftouhi to life in prison for Bishop stabbing

PORT HURON, Mich. (WXYZ) — Fifty-one-year old Amor Ftouhi will spend the rest of his life in prison. Federal Judge Matthew Leitman imposed the sentence in Flint after hearing Ftouhi say he regrets he didn’t kill the cop, regrets he didn’t kill people, and regrets he couldn’t get a machine gun.

Ftouhi was convicted in the June 2017 attack at Flint’s Bishop Airport. Police Lt. Jeff Neville was approached from behind and his throat slit with a knife.


Paris court rejects appeal, sentences brother of Toulouse attacker to 30 years

A Paris court of appeals on Thursday sentenced Abdelkader Merah to 30 years in jail for complicity in the murders committed by his brother, Mohamed Merah, who shot dead seven people in a terror attack in 2012.

The verdict was received in silence in the courtroom, before sobs broke out among the victim’s relatives in the public gallery.

Merah, the elder brother of “Toulouse gunman” Mohamed Merah, was sentenced in November 2017 to 20 years in jail when France’s highest criminal court found him guilty of criminal terrorist conspiracy in the 2012 murders — including those of three children — outside a Jewish school in the Toulouse area of southern France.