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Man dies following shooting outside strip mall in Etobicoke

TorontoMan dies following shooting outside strip mall in EtobicokeOne man has died following a shooting in Etobicoke on Monday afternoon, Toronto police say. Suspect got out of his car, shot the victim multiple times, then fledPolice taped off the area outside a strip mall located at The Queensway and North Queen Street in Etobicoke following a shooting on Monday. (CBC)One man has died following a shooting outside a strip mall in Etobicoke on Monday afternoon, Toronto police say. The call came in around 12:40 p.m. about a shooting near The Queensway and North Queen Street. Police say the suspect pulled up in a vehicle, got out, shot the man, and then got back into the vehicle and drove away. Multiple shots were fired. The victim was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries, where he later died. Roads in the area were closed for several hours as officers investigated. Investigators with the homicide bureau have taken over the investigation, and are asking anyone with i..

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Google program to help smart speakers better understand people with Down syndrome

TorontoGoogle program to help smart speakers better understand people with Down syndromeGoogle and the Canadian Down Syndrome Society have launched a new project that is attempting to teach the tech giant’s systems to better understand people who speak differently.Canadian Down Syndrome Week runs until Nov. 7Matthew MacNeil, centre, recently travelled to Google headquarters in California to help teach the tech giant's algorithm to better understand commands from a person with Down syndrome. (Canadian Down Syndrome Society/YouTube)Matthew MacNeil might benefit more than most from smart speaker technology — but it has never really worked properly for him. That's because the 29-year-old Tillsonburg, Ont., resident has Down syndrome, and devices like Google Home often have trouble understanding people who don't use typical speech patterns. "It's tough when talking fast; it doesn't pick up my voice usually," he told CBC News. But that could soon change. MacNeil i..

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1 youth, 1 adult charged with attempted murder after Brampton hit and run

Toronto·New1 youth, 1 adult charged with attempted murder after Brampton hit and runOne youth and one adult have been arrested and charged with attempted murder in connection to a hit and run that injured three young men in Brampton last month, Peel police say. 3 young men received non-life-threatening injuries following incident last monthInvestigators with the 22 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau have arrested and charged two people from Brampton following a hit and run last month. (Peel Regional Police)One youth and one adult have been arrested and charged with attempted murder in connection to a hit and run that injured three young men in Brampton last month, Peel police say. According to police, a call was received around 6 p.m. on Oct. 26 about three pedestrians struck on the sidewalk in the area of Elgin Drive and McLaughlin Road. All three victims are from Brampton. Two of them, ages 17 and 18, received non-life threatening injuries. The third victim, another 17-year-..

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Gov’t Won’t Open Ho Airport Without Planes – Volta Regional Minister

The Volta Regional Minister, Dr Achibald Letsa, says government will not open the Ho airport until it completes negotiations with private airlines to start flying to the region. The US$25 million facility which was completed over a year ago is yet to be commissioned leading the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) accusing government of abandoning the project. Dr. Letsa said on the Citi Breakfast Show on Monday that the facility would be opened after successful deliberations with the private airlines. “The President will not commission an airport when there are no flights. Until we are able to negotiate and convince private airlines to start flights to Ho, the President doesn’t see the wisdom in commissioning an airport without flights. That is what we are doing with the Minister of Aviation. If by the grace of God, we have a national airline soon, then it can be decided that it does daily air flight to Ho. We are convincing them to fly to Ho. It is not about the NPP having..

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Civil Service Week Back

The Office of the Head of Civil Service has reinstituted the Civil Service Week Celebration after more than a decade of non-observation. The week-long celebration which begins on Tuesday 5th November 2019, is to among others, improve interactions between the public and policymakers and identify potential areas of collaboration for the development of the country. It will also give the Civil Service the opportunity to enhance its image as well as recognize employees for their dedicated and selfless service to the people of Ghana. Head of the Civil Service, Nana Kwasi Agyekum-Dwamena, speaking at the press launch of the celebration themed: “Improving Service Delivery to Promote Ghana Beyond Aid,” lamented the lack of recognition of, and appreciation for the contribution of the Civil Service and its workers to the socio-economic development of the country. “This has been partly the result of a lack of credible information in the public about the role and contributions of the Civil Serv..

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Tension Mounts At ENI Ghana As Workers Lament Over Low Salary, Racial Abuse, Breach Of Local Content Law

Ghanaians working for Eni Ghana Exploration and Production Ltd., an Italian oil and gas giant are lamenting over the deliberate decision by their employer to breach the Local Content Law by paying them salaries far below their colleague expatriates. They have described this and other forms of racial recrimination as a “modern day form of slavery” introduced by the management of the Ghana subsidiary. The workers numbering over 300 are at loggerheads with the management of the Eni Ghana Exploration and Production Ghana Limited over unfair labour practices. Letters in the possession of this paper indicate that Eni Ghana which is operator of the biggest integrated oil and gas field in Ghana is breaching aspects of the country’s labour laws. A letter written by the General Transport , Petroleum and Chemical Workers union of TUC, Ghana accused ENI of paying far lower than the oil and gas market in Ghana.it accused ENI of demonstrating bad faith and no commitment to the issue and thus called ..

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Newsroom 2019: GIJ Kicks Out IUC To Face UPSA On Wednesday

Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) prevailed in two out of three rounds to beat Islamic University College (IUC) in first contest in the ongoing Newsroom Competition. GIJ, who are defending champions, made their intentions to carry the day known from the first round when they beat their opponent by more than 25 marks. With a substitution effected and a renewed sense of urgency, IUC fought back in the second round, forcing a tie at the end. But that was shortlived as GIJ called their bluff in the third round, ghosting past IUC to cement their victory in similar fashion as happened in last year's grand finale which, coincidentally, was between both schools. By the outcome, IUC is out of this year's competition as GIJ readies itself to face off UPSA on Wednesday. Wisconsin International University College slugs it out with African University College of Communication tomorrow. The Newsroom competition is a simulated news writing, integrated communication and debating contest amo..

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Success Needs No Certificate – Teflon Flexx

Teflon FlexxYoung entrepreneur and musician, Teflon Flexx, the Northern Badboy, has motivated his fellow young moguls and musicians to refuse to be limited to succeed. According to Teflon, everyone in the world has the ability to accomplish something in their life provided they aspire to be successful. Teflon who will be graduating from UDS soon and yet to open his new Saloon dubbed ‘Flex on Dem’ in an interview with Cookie and KOD on ‘Starrdrive’ last Friday on Starrfm, disclosed that most of the young people in his community in the North, who don’t get opportunity to further their education, ends up in alcoholism or to become a social misfit. He said, “We can all achieve something in our lives with or without school certificate. The fact that you don’t go to school doesn’t mean you can’t do well for yourself. Success needs no certificate or procedure. Just pray for strength, have a dream and work towards in achieving it.” Teflon also emphasised that he hails from the Upper East Regio..

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Pregnant Goat Bribe Taking State Attorney Interdicted

Information reaching this investigative news portal indicates that the Bolgatanga based embattled state attorney who was caught on camera taking bribes to free a crime has been interdicted. An emergency legal service board meeting is currently been held under the chair of the Attorney General, Madam Gloria Akuffo over the documentary. Madam Gloria Akuffo in a telephone interview disclosed to this reporter, that her outfit have interdicted Mr. Emmanuel Atto-Boison pending further investigations. “For now the attorney has been interdicted. He has been duly informed”. She added that “he has also been informed to get himself in readiness when the matter is referred to the disciplinary committee”. It will be recalled that Mr. Emmanuel Otto-Boison was caught on camera taking cash and a pregnant goat to free a crime suspect in an investigative documentary dubbed “cash for justice” produced by EIB’s investigative journalist, Edward Adeti. Before the airing of the documentary, the embattled sta..

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Support Akufo-Addo’s Free SHS And Stop Unnecessary Propaganda – New Juaben South MCE

Municipal Chief Executive Officer (MCE) for New Juaben South, Isaac Appau Gyasi has commended the Nana Akufo-Addo led Government for fulfilling his free Senior High School (SHS) promise. According to him, some Ghanaians doubted the campaign promise made in 2016 by Nana Akufo-Addo but the policy has come to stay to alleviate the sufferings of some needy parents. “President Akufo-Addo has done well to ensure all kids in Ghana will be educated under the umbrella and Ghanaians must support the President to succeed and stop the unnecessary propaganda,” Isaac Appau Gyasi told Kwaku Dawuro on ‘Pae Mu Ka’ on Accra-based Kingdom FM 107.7. He said the free SHS policy offers parents with a weak financial background to send their children to SHS and urged parents to continue rallying behind the government to sustain the policy. He also commended the government for introducing the Planting for Food and Jobs initiative and indicated that the program had created jobs for the youth in their traditiona..

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