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Prince Harry appears to hint at rift between him and Prince William – Fox News

October 20th, 2019

Prince Harry sensationally appears to admit to a rift between him and Prince William — as he said the royal brothers are traveling on “different paths.”

Buckingham Palace has strenuously tried for the past year to deny a break down in the brothers’ relationship, even as they broke up the Royal Foundation they started together.

In a brutally honest new documentary, filmed as Harry and wife Meghan Markle were on tour in Africa last month with their baby son Archie, Harry said things had become so bad for the couple in the UK they were keen to move abroad — as Meghan said they were “existing, not living.”

And asked about his relationship with his older brother, who is said to believe he rushed into marriage too quickly, Harry said: “Part of this role, part of this job and this family being under the pressure it is under, inevitably stuff happens.”

As ITV broadcaster and long time royal pal Tom Bradby asked how much of the speculation about the brothers was correct, Harry started to laugh, before replying: “But look, we are brothers, we will always be brothers. We are certainly on different paths at the moment but I will always be there for him and, as I know, he will always be there for me.

“We don’t see as much as we used to because we are so busy but I love him dearly and the majority of stuff is created out of nothing.

“As brothers, you have good days, you have bad days.”

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Plans to create a “Fab Four” fell apart in the run-up to last year’s royal wedding, with Harry apparently accusing his elder brother of failing to support him and Meghan. William’s wife Kate is also believed to have struggled to get on with Meghan.

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Blizzard Got “Vibe Checked” by Congress Over Hong Kong – The Mary Sue

October 20th, 2019

Polling suggests Liberals, Conservatives in a deadlock – CTV News

October 20th, 2019

TORONTO — On the eve of the federal election, the final round of polling suggests it could come down to the wire between the Liberals and Conservatives.

Nanos Research, commissioned by CTV News and the Globe & Mail, conducted a sample survey with a total of 739 decided voters on Sunday, Oct. 20, and asked the voters: “If a federal election were held today, could you please rank your top two current local voting preferences?” and found support for the Conservatives at 32.5 per cent, while the Liberals sit at 31.7 per cent.

According to the polling data from Nanos Research, the NDP heads into the election with 20.8 per cent support, the Bloc Quebecois are polling at 7.2 per cent, the Green Party at 6 per cent and the People’s Party of Canada at 1.5 per cent. The results have a margin of error of ±3.6 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.

“Popular support remains a coin toss between the Conservatives and the Liberals,” said pollster Nik Nanos in a news release. “Now it’s about the ground game and delivering votes.”

In all, 10.3 per cent of respondents polled on Sunday were still undecided.

The Liberals, Conservatives and NDP each saw growing support from Saturday, with the NDP making the most significant jump of 2.3 percentage points.

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau has a lead over the Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer when it comes to Canada’s preferred prime minister, however.

The Nanos survey found 30.5 per cent of respondents preferred Trudeau to serve as Canada’s leader, while Scheer sits 4.1 percentage points behind.

For this portion of the survey, the voters were asked “Of the current federal political party leaders, could you please rank your top two current local preferences for prime minister?”

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh has 19.7 per cent support, while 13.2 per cent remain unsure.

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METHODOLOGY:

A national random telephone survey of 1,600 Canadians is conducted by Nanos Research throughout the campaign over a three day period. Each evening a new group of 400 eligible voters are interviewed (800 on October 19th). The daily tracking figures are based on a three-day rolling sample comprised of 1,600 interviews. To update the tracking a new day of interviewing is added and the oldest day dropped.

The respondent sample is stratified geographically and by gender. The data may be weighted by age according to data from the 2016 Canadian Census administered by Statistics Canada. Percentages reported may not add up to 100 due to rounding.

On October 19th and 20th the daily national sample was increased to 800 randomly selected Canadians.

The last day of polling reported was a single day representative national random sample of 800 Canadians and is accurate ±3.7 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.

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October 20th, 2019

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October 20th, 2019

Nike Is Dropping Limited Sneakers Through NBA2K20 – solecollector.com

October 20th, 2019

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October 20th, 2019

Shay Mitchell and boyfriend Matte Babel welcome their first child, a baby girl – USA TODAY

October 20th, 2019
"Pretty Little Liars" actress Shay Mitchell revealed in June that she and boyfriend Matte Babel were expecting. Sunday, she posted a photo welcoming their new arrival.

Congratulations to Shay Mitchell and boyfriend Matte Babel on the birth of their first child!

The new mom announced in a tweet Sunday that she and Babel had welcomed a baby girl, posting a photo of tiny fingers wrapped around her own. She captioned the sweet picture, “Never letting go…” .

USA TODAY has reached out to Mitchell’s reps for more details about the new arrival. 

The “Pretty Little Liars” star announced in late June that she was expecting by sharing a photo of her pregnant belly on Instagram and a video detailing the journey on YouTube.

“Does this mean I’m allowed to drive in the car pool lane at all times now?” she joked, captioning a topless maternity shot that showcased her growing baby bump. 

Mitchell broke the news just five months after revealing she had suffered a miscarriage at five months.

“We all have to deal with various struggles and challenges in life,” she wrote. “The support and affection that so many of you show me lifts me up during even my darkest days, one of which happened last year after I miscarried and lost the child of my hopes and dreams.”

Power Rangers, diapers and epidurals

Since the big reveal, the actress has been taking fans along on her pregnancy journey through her YouTube series called “Almost Ready.”

She documented her gender reveal party by having blue and pink Power Rangers duke it out in the ultimate fight.

Spoiler: The pink ranger won. 

Mitchel joked that she started wearing adult diapers as a result of her pregnancy. 

“Honestly guys, I’ve never known that somebody could pee as much as you do when you’re pregnant,” Mitchell said to her stylist. “I swear to God, in a half an hour, I went to the bathroom probably about 22 times last night to the point where I was like ‘I’m (expletive) wearing diapers.’ “

Mitchell and Babel also shared their discussions (sometimes arguments) about whether Mitchell should have an epidural during childbirth and breastfeed their newborn.

We can only hope the new mom will continue to share the couple’s parenting journey, too.

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Maleficent Reigns Supreme at the Box Office – ComingSoon.net

October 20th, 2019

Maleficent reigns supreme at the box office

Angelina Jolie managed to hold off a horde of zombies at the box office this weekend with Walt Disney Pictures’ Maleficent: Mistress of Evil taking the #1 spot with an estimated $36 million domestically. While this was enough to win the weekend, it was far short of expectations for the $185 million budgeted sequel, and only half of the $69.4 million the first Maleficent made for its 2014 opening. It looks like it will still do quite well overseas, taking in $117 million internationally for a $153 million global total. Given that this was Jolie’s first live-action film in four years, it proves she’s still a bankable enough name to open a picture.

Warner Bros.’ dark DC Comics one-off Joker continues to hold strong in the #2 spot for its third weekend in theaters, taking in an estimated $29.2 million for a domestic total of $247.2 million and a worldwide cume of $737.5 million. That puts the $55 million budgeted Todd Phillips movie ahead of worldwides on Man of Steel and Justice League, now gunning to pass Suicide Squad and (potentially) Wonder Woman in the coming weeks!

Coming in at #3 is Sony’s ten-years-later sequel Zombieland: Double Tap, which grossed on the high-end of its opening weekend estimates with a $26.7 million opening. The original Zombieland opened at #1 ten years ago with $24.7 million, but against far less competition. This is another win for R-rated comedies this year after Good Boys. The film took in only $5.3 million overseas for a worldwide total of $32 million.

MGM’s animated The Addams Family continues to do robust business as we near Halloween, making the #4 slot in its second weekend with $16 million for a $56 million domestic total so far. The studio has already greenlit a sequel for release in 2021!

Paramount’s underperforming Will Smith vehicle Gemini Man fell from #3 to #5 on its second weekend, with the Ang Lee-directed film taking in $8.5 million for a domestic total of $36.5 million. Smith is still strong overseas where it sits at $82.2 million for a worldwide cume of $118.7 million, though it may not be enough to take the expensive film into the black when it finishes its run.

At the specialty box office Fox Searchlight’s JoJo Rabbit opened big with $350 thousand in just 5 locations, giving it the biggest per-theater average of the week, a great start for the Taika Waititi anti-hate satire. A24’s The Lighthouse starring Robert Pattinson also did well with $419 thousand in 8 locations.

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Parents furious over social media posts suggesting absent teacher on campaign trail – Toronto Star

October 20th, 2019

Parents of students at a Toronto school are frustrated that a Grade 3/4 French immersion teacher — who’s off on medical leave and has been campaigning in Montreal for the upcoming election — has not been replaced.

The frustration stems from the fact that even though Roseline Dorcin is on a medical leave, she ran unsuccessfully for the NDP nomination in Quebec’s Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Westmount last month; then posted on Facebook that she planned to work at the NDP office during the election; has said on social media she’s now living in Montreal; and states on a Linkedin profile under her name that she’s “looking for a career change.”

Given all of that, some parents at Earl Haig Public School, located near Danforth and Coxwell avenues, are wondering why she hasn’t been replaced. Instead, their children were taught by a supply teacher for much of September and now have a long-term occasional teacher, who is temporarily filling in.

“I’m disappointed in the (Toronto District School Board) that they’re unable to give us a full-time teacher for our children,” said a parent, who asked not to be identified to protect her child’s identity.

“Clearly the person who’s assigned to be the full-time teacher is not interested in being a teacher, as she’s publicly stated on her social media … Yet, the TDSB is holding a full-time position for this person at our school, so we can only have a short-term teacher.”

This would have been Dorcin’s first time teaching at Earl Haig. At the TDSB she goes by the name Christine Dorcin — her full name is Roseline Marie-Christine Aline Dorcin, according to the Ontario College of Teachers.

The Star reached out to Dorcin repeatedly, by email, phone and on social media requesting comment, but did not hear back.

Teachers are entitled to 11 sick days at 100 per cent of their salary; and 120 short-term leave and disability plan days at 90 per cent of their salary.

After discovering Dorcin’s online posts, parents voiced their concerns to the principal, superintendent, trustees and the board’s director.

Andrea Szego, past chair of the parent council at the school, said, “We need a resolution.”

“It’s mid-October … and yet there’s no security of consistency,” said Szego, whose daughter is in the class. “Our kids deserve better, (they) deserve to feel secure in the presence of a teacher throughout the year.”

TDSB spokesperson Ryan Bird said the board can only confirm the teacher is “on leave” and said the board is “currently looking into the issues raised.”

“In general, should employees be found to have misused leave, it can result in disciplinary action up to and including termination.”

Teachers, especially those on extended medical leave, are supposed to provide medical documentation certifying their inability to work. And while on sick leave they are replaced with occasional teachers until they can return to their teaching assignment.

Bird said it’s difficult to comment on what activities someone too ill to work can undertake while off the job — and, that each case is unique.

Joy Lachica, president of the Elementary Teachers of Toronto, was unaware of the “very unusual situation.”

“I will be taking steps to probe this and contact the member (Dorcin),” said Lachica, who heads the local of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario, which is the union representing teachers.

According to a Linkedin account under Dorcin’s name, she began working at the TDSB in September 2012 and in 2018-19 took a sabbatical. It appears as though sometime around May she was involved in an accident because in July she posted on Instagram a photo of a mangled U-Haul truck and said that two months earlier she had been in an accident on Hwy. 401, driving to Montreal from Toronto with her belongings. “I survived with solely multiple non-life threatening fractures. I left the hospital shaken but determined to a speedy recovery,” she wrote.

Social media pictures posted in June show Dorcin with a cast on her lower right arm, which is off by July. In late June, she posted campaign material on Facebook, announcing she was running for the NDP nomination in the Montreal riding of Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Westmount. Throughout the summer, she posted various images and political material, including photos of herself at all-candidates’ events in the riding, at the Montreal Pride Parade with NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, and at various community events.

Dorcin was scheduled to teach at Earl Haig this fall, but when parents showed up on Sept. 3 — the first day of school — they were told a supply teacher would be filling in. Days later, on Sept. 6, Dorcin ran for the NDP nomination in the Montreal riding, but lost. On Sept. 11, she wrote on Facebook: “This election, I’ll be working at the Head Quarter office to convince people to cast their vote in advance polls for a social democrat government!” And on Sept. 15, she posted a photo of herself at the NDP campaign launch in Sherbrooke, Que. On one of her Facebook accounts, she advertises that she is available for “Political Analysis and Opinion” and that prices vary.

After the Star reached out to Dorcin inquiring about her work at NDP offices in the lead-up to the election, the Sept. 11 post appears to have been deleted, along with various others.

Parents were surprised to see in her online posts her suggestion that she had moved to Montreal, was running for, and then later working for, the NDP. (There’s nothing that prevents a current teacher from running for office, except for the position of trustee.)

It appears she did not intend to be here, said one mother, who asked not to be identified to protect the privacy of her child. “So how did we end up in a position where we were left scrambling to find a substitute at the last minute?”

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Parents at that school have never met Dorcin and cannot verify if the woman in the social media posts are her, but it appears as though teacher and candidate are the same person.

The mother noted this is the third time in four years students in the French immersion program have faced a disruption in their school year for various reasons. Parents have been told the current long-term occasional teacher will remain there for the next few months, unless Dorcin returns sooner.

“The part that is super frustrating is that we are holding a spot for someone at the school who has made it well-known that she doesn’t want to be there,” said the mother. “We really just want this year to be consistent for the sake of the kids.”

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