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Louis C.K. accuser ‘infuriated’ by Yuk Yuk’s founder’s defence of disgraced comic

EntertainmentLouis C.K. accuser 'infuriated' by Yuk Yuk's founder's defence of disgraced comicOne of Louis C.K.'s accusers is disputing a Canadian comedy club CEO's reasons for booking the standup superstar earlier this year.Warning: This story contains graphic detailsOne of Louis C.K.'s accusers is disputing a Canadian comedy club CEO's reasons for booking the standup superstar earlier this year. (Rich Fury/Getty Images)One of Louis C.K.'s accusers is disputing a Canadian comedy club CEO's reasons for booking the standup superstar earlier this year. Julia Wolov says she is "infuriated" by an article written by Yuk Yuk's founder Mark Breslin for the Canadian Jewish News that downplays sexual misconduct she and several other women faced from the disgraced comic. The L.A.-based comedy writer penned a counterpoint that lists several inaccuracies in Breslin's article, which claimed she and others consented to sexual behaviour th..

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SIU charges Toronto officer with sexual assault in Waterloo

Kitchener-WaterlooSIU charges Toronto officer with sexual assault in WaterlooOntario's police watchdog has charged a Toronto police office with two sexual related offences.Police watchdog says the incident is alleged to have happened in Waterloo last JulyToronto police contacted Ontario's Special Investigations Unit after a complaint by a woman last July over an incident alleged to have happened in Waterloo. (CBC)Ontario's police watchdog has charged a Toronto police officer with sexual assault after an incident that allegedly happened in Waterloo last summer. The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) says it was contacted by the Toronto Police Service on July 12, 2019 after a woman made a complaint against the officer. The Constable has been charged with one count of sexual assault and one count of committing an indecent act. The officer is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Kitchener on December 4. The SIU is an arm's length agency that inves..

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Direct Australian Visa Scandal Queries To National Security Ministry – Asiamah

Requests for updates on the Australian Commonwealth Games Visa racketeering scandal have to be directed to the National Security Minister. The National Security Ministry took over investigations into the scandal on April 6, 2018, a point the Minister of Youth and Sports, Isaac Asiamah reiterated to Parliament when queried on the matter on Thursday morning. The Member of Parliament for Mion, Abdul Aziz Mohammed, asked the question but was not satisfied with the Minister’s answer. “The matter, as you indicated, is before the Ministry of National Security and not the court. Nothing bars you from speaking on the matter that is with the Ministry of National Security.” Mr. Mohammed then urged the Speaker of Parliament, Prof Mike Oquaye, to compel the Minister to share further information on the issue. But the Speaker of Parliament backed the Sports Minister by directing the Mion MP to the Ministry of National Security. “It is a very sensitive matter and it is before National Security a..

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Bimbilla: Tension At Damba Festival Celebration, Two Shot

Tension is brewing in Bimbilla in the Northern Region over the celebration of the Damba festival. Reports reaching Citi News indicate that security personnel have prevented the Nakpaa Naa family from celebrating the festival at his palace. This led to a confrontation between the family and the security which according to reports led to the security shooting on the grounds. Two persons have reportedly been hit by bullets, leading to serious tension in the town. The Nakpaa Naa family has started burning tyres on roads. Damba Festival banned in Bole Meanwhile, the Overlord of Gonjaland, Yagbowura Tuntumba Bore Essa I in consultation with the Council of Elders has placed a ban on the celebration of the Damba festival in the Bole traditional area in the Savannah Region. The ban has been necessitated by a lingering dispute over the Bole skin which has led to a clash between two factions. The dispute has since been put before the judiciary committee of the Northern Regional House of C..

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We’ll Release Ambulances In January 2020 – Gov’t

The ambulances parked in front of the State House will be released in January 2020, the Ministry of Special Development Initiative has stated. This assurance follows the Minority side on Parliament’s Health Committee’s call for the immediate release of some 96 parked ambulances at the State House. The Public Relations Officer of the Ministry, Kabore Awudu Moro, who made this known in a Citi News interview said the delay in the distribution of the ambulances is to enable the provision of the needed logistics to ensure that the ambulances are well-managed when they are released. “We are putting in place the structures that would ensure the ambulances are properly managed. And as I speak to you now the processes are on-going. And there are plans on the ground that we have put in place. The distribution can be possible only after we have put everything in place and that will be in January 2020.” In September 2019, President Nana Akufo-Addo announced the arrival of the first batch of ..

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Special Development Ministry Jabs Minority Over Ambulance Ultimatum

The Ministry of Special Development Initiative has described the Minority's call for the immediate distribution of some 96 ambulances currently parked at the State House as propaganda. The Minority side on Parliament's Health Committee has issued a 3-day ultimatum to President Nana Akufo- Addo to distribute the ambulances. Addressing the media in Parliament on Thursday, Ranking Member on the Committee, Kwabena Mintah Akandoh said it is wrong for the ambulances to be parked for months when they are needed in communities to help save lives. But Public Relations Officer of the Special Development Initiative Ministry, Kabore Awudu Moro expressed shock at the call, saying it was done with negative intentions. “The Ministry has a plan to ensure that at the time we start with the distribution, there will be the infrastructure to support it so we are quite surprised that the Minority would issue an ultimatum to government.” “We think it is unfair and that it shouldn't have ..

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Coconut Federation of Ghana Demand Inclusion Into National Tree Crop Authority Bill

The President of Coconut Federation of Ghana, Patrick Ndabiah, has called on the President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, to consider the inclusion of coconut into the National Tree Crop Authority Bill which is expected to be passed by Parliament by the end of 2019. Speaking in an interview with Lord Kweku Sekyi, Mr. Ndabiah, said government has a responsibility to champion the commercial cultivation of Ghana’s coconut for export to the international market which has a high demand for the fruit. He said government must also acknowledge the contribution of the coconut industry in addressing unemployment as well as its potential as a reliable source of foreign exchange to boost the economy. "We should not underestimate the contribution of the coconut business and its impact as a source of livelihood for millions of Ghanaian youth who engage in the cultivation, processing, as well as sale of fresh coconuts in the local market," he added. Mr. Ndabiah, who is also President of the C..

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Help Secure CSIR Lands From Encroachers— Local Union To Akufo-Addo

The Central Committee of CSIR Local Unions (CCCLU) is appealing to President Akufo-Addo to immediately intervene and halt all activities of encroachers of the research lands at Pokuase in the Ga West Municipal Assembly. According to the National Chairman of the Union, Michael Amoo Gyasi, Ghana stands to lose its only research lands if measures are taken to stop the activities of the encroachers. Addressing the media at a press conference, Mr. Gyasi said “There are no other research lands in the country meant for research works apart from the Pokuase Lands. If Government does not help us secure it, its loss will not only create unemployment but leave the toil of our predecessors will be in vain”. He added that lands acquired by the Government to enhance its activities are being encroached upon by some of its appointees, companies as well as individuals. He added that under the pretext of constructing 25,000 units of affordable housing by the Ministry of Works and Housing, some unkno..

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Two killed in DR Congo’s Virunga national park

Gunmen killed a guard and a driver's help while they were crossing Virunga, Africa's oldest national park in DR Congo's restive east, park authorities said Thursday. They ambushed a convoy overnight in the park in the Democratic Republic of Congo's Nord Kivu province, which is infested by rebel groups and militias, the Virunga National Park said in a statement. The deaths followed a "nocturnal attack carried out by armed men on a civilian convoy carrying supplies that the guards were accompanying," it said. "A second guard was wounded but his life is not in danger," it said. Virunga, which is spread over 7,800 square kilometres (3,000 square miles) over the borders of DRC, Rwanda and Uganda, is home to a world-famous population of mountain gorillas but has been hit by rising instability and violence. A total of 176 park guards have been killed so far, according to a Virunga toll in March. The park was closed for nine months following the killing of nine people inclu..

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