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‘It’s nonsense’: Woman from France denied Quebec residency because part of her PhD thesis was in English – National Post

November 7th, 2019

QUEBEC — There’s little doubt in Emilie Dubois’ own mind about her ability to speak French — after all, it’s her native tongue.

But the Quebec government doesn’t see Dubois’ bona fides the way she does, having denied her permanent residency in the province because part of her PhD thesis was written in English.

“The first letter said you are not proving you know how to speak French because your thesis is considered to be written in English,” Dubois, a Quebec City-based scientific graphic designer, said in an interview.

Dubois, who completed her doctorate at Universite Laval in January 2018, said one out of five chapters of her thesis on cellular and molecular biology was in English because it was based on a published English article in a scientific journal.

That was enough for the government to rule her level of French wasn’t sufficient to obtain a selection certificate under the Quebec experience program, noting in a letter she didn’t complete her study entirely in French.

In place since 2010, the popular program allows foreign students with a qualifying diploma or people with work experience in the province to receive an expedited selection certificate, fast-tracking residency and making it possible to stay.

Flabbergasted by the response, Dubois contacted the government herself.

“I told them, ‘I don’t understand, I’m French, I’ve been speaking French since my childhood … so it’s nonsense you’re telling me I don’t speak French,”‘ she said.

Dubois said she did a French test recognized by the ministry and sent the results by registered mail.

I don’t understand, I’m French, I’ve been speaking French since my childhood

But later in the spring, she got a letter from the government maintaining its decision.

Dubois, 31, has lived in Quebec for the past eight years, completing her PhD in January 2018.

She came from France in February 2012 to do her doctorate at the university in Quebec City.

“I came with a rough idea. I didn’t know what I wanted to do so it was very much under construction as a life project,” Dubois said. “It came together as I went.”

Dubois said she hasn’t received any clear responses since her story was made public this week, first reported by Radio-Canada.

Her local member of the national assembly, Catherine Dorion, said she’d help Dubois get some clear answers. The member of the Quebec solidaire said she had been in contact with someone from the Coalition Avenir Quebec government.

I’ll trust in humanity

Self-employed with her own company working freelance, Dubois said she’s considered finding a job with a company in order to reapply, but hasn’t found one that fits the criteria set out by the province’s Immigration Department.

Her three-year work permit expires in March 2021.

“So I still have time, that’s why I’m trying to look at my options,” Dubois said.

In response to criticism on social media about the decision, a member of the Coalition Avenir Quebec government tweeted they were examining the case.

Dubois wants to stay in Quebec City where she has a partner who has received the legal right to stay — along with a Quebec-born pup.

“I’ll trust in humanity and hope it’ll be resolved,” Dubois said.

“I keep the faith because I really love my job and I’m convinced it’ll be resolved.”

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Kanye West says he’s running for president in 2024 – Fox News

November 7th, 2019

Will the country see Kim Kardashian as first lady in the near future?

Rap superstar Kanye West, during his appearance at the Fast Company Innovation Festival in New York City on Thursday, revived speculation that he may seek the highest office in the land.

“When I run for president in 2024, we’re going to definitely- yo whatchu all laughing at?” West reacted to the laughing crowd. “When I run for president in 2024, we would’ve created so many jobs that, in fact, I’m going to walk.”

“What I’m saying is, when y’all read the headlines, ‘Kanye’s crazy,’ this and that, this and that, it’s like one in three African Americans are in jail and all of the celebrities are in jail also because they can’t say nothing! They’ve got no opinion! They’re so scared!”

The Grammy-winning artist then laughed as he recalled the frenzy that followed his 2005 claim that then-President George W. Bush “doesn’t care about black people” in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, which he walked back in 2018.


West has floated the idea of a presidential run multiple times in recent months.


Last year, West caused a cultural firestorm when he donned a “Make America Great Again” hat and visited President Trump in the Oval Office.

His latest album “Jesus is King” hit #1 on Billboard and every song on the album made its way onto Billboard’s Hot 100.


Hong Kong student protester dies after fall, setting stage for more unrest – Global News

November 7th, 2019

A student at a Hong Kong university who fell during protests at the weekend died early on Friday morning, marking the first student death during the anti-government demonstrations that have roiled the city and set the stage for fresh unrest.

The Hospital Authority confirmed that Chow Tsz-lok, 22, an undergraduate student at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, had died of injuries.

Chow’s death is expected to spark fresh protests and fuel anger and resentment against the police, who are already under immense pressure amid accusations of excessive force as the city grapples with its worst political crisis in decades.

READ MORE: China’s Xi meets Lam in ‘vote of confidence’ amid protests in Hong Kong

Demonstrators had thronged the hospital over this week to pray for Chow, leaving flowers and hundreds of get well messages on walls and notice boards inside the building. Students also staged rallies at universities across the former British colony.

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“Wake up soon. Remember we need to meet under the LegCo,” said one message, referring to the territory’s Legislative Council, one of the targets of the protest rallies. “There are still lots of things for you to experience in your life.”

Another read: “Please add oil and stay well,” a slogan meaning “keep your strength up” that has become a rallying cry of the protest movement.

Students and young people have been at the forefront of the hundreds of thousands who have taken to the streets since June to press for greater democracy, among other demands, and rally against perceived Chinese meddling in the Asian financial hub.

1:58Hong Kong on edge after bloody weekend attack

Hong Kong on edge after bloody weekend attack

The circumstances of how Chow received his injuries were unclear but police said he was believed to have fallen from one floor to another in a parking lot during weekend crowd dispersal operations in a district east of the Kowloon peninsula.

The protests, ignited by a now-scrapped extradition bill for people to be sent to mainland China for trial, have evolved into wider calls for democracy, posing one of the biggest challenges for Chinese President Xi Jinping since he took charge in 2012.

Protesters have thrown petrol bombs and vandalized banks, stores and metro stations, while police have fired rubber bullets, tear gas, water cannon and, in some cases, live ammunition in scenes of chaos.

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In June, Marco Leung, 35, fell to his death from construction scaffolding after unfurling banners against the extradition bill. Several young people who have taken their own lives in recent months have been linked to the protests.

READ MORE: Politician has ear bitten off, others slashed by knife as Hong Kong chaos continues


Notices circulated on social media prior to Chow’s death said students planned a march on Friday at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Others called for people to rally at 1200 GMT at the site where Chow fell.

Schools also plan a rally in the eastern district of Kwun Tong, protesters said in advertisements.

Protests scheduled over the weekend include ‘Shopping Sunday’ centered on prominent shopping malls, some of which have previously descended into chaos as riot police stormed areas crowded with families and children.

1:04Hong Kong police search shopping mall in crackdown on protesters

Hong Kong police search shopping mall in crackdown on protesters

Last weekend, anti-government protesters crowded a shopping mall in running clashes with police that saw a man slash people with a knife and bite off part of the ear of a local politician.

Hong Kong returned to Chinese rule in 1997 under a “one country, two systems” formula, allowing it colonial freedoms not enjoyed on the mainland, including an independent judiciary and the right to protest.

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China denies interfering in Hong Kong and has blamed Western countries for stirring up trouble.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is getting two new maps and Hardpoint mode for free on Friday – GamesRadar

November 7th, 2019

Selena Gomez & Sister Steal the Show at Frozen 2 Premiere – E! NEWS

November 7th, 2019
Selena Gomez, Gracie Teefey, Frozen ll premiere

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Selena Gomezand her little sister Grace Teefey are showing us all how it’s done!

The Frozen 2 premiere was basically a Selena and Gracie masterclass on how to turn heads in all the right ways. First off, the sister duo showed up in matching ensembles from the Marc Jacobs fall runway, complete with the dazzling feathered and bejeweled capes. They then strut across the red carpet in an easy, breezy manner that oozed glamour and sophistication. 

To top it all off, the fearsome twosome struck all the perfect poses. From the casual hand-holding, to the crowd-favorite kiss, they did it all with grac(ie). 

Of course, the real stars of the movie, like Kristen Bellmade for some fierce fashion moments as well. She chose a more autumnal look that featured a cut-out on the chest, which was perfectly suited for Hollywood’s warmer temperatures.

But that’s not all! To see more of the sweet moments for yourself, check out the gallery below!

Selena Gomez, Gracie, Frozen ll premiere

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Kristen Bell, Fashion Police Widget, Frozen 2

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Ryan Michelle Bathe, Sterling K. Brown, Amare Brown, Andrew Brown, Frozen ll premiere

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Josh Gad, Frozen ll premiere

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Jonathan Groff, Frozen ll premiere

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Evan Ross, Ashlee Simpson, Frozen ll premiere

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Evan Rachel Wood, Ashlee Simpson, Frozen ll premiere

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Target’s Black Friday preview adds a $200 gift card to your iPhone 11 – Engadget

November 7th, 2019

Oakland County reports first flu death of the season – Detroit Free Press

November 7th, 2019

This is what you should look for from the 2019 flu season. Veuer’s Natasha Abellard has the story. Buzz60

A 69-year-old man is dead in Oakland County’s first flu death of the season, announced the county’s heath division Thursday. 

“Vaccination is the most effective protection against the flu,” said Dr. Russell Faust, medical director for Oakland County in a news release. “Don’t wait to get the flu shot. Contact your doctor or nearest pharmacy for flu vaccine availability.”

Flu season began Oct. 1 and can last as late as May. 

The Oakland County Health Division recommends everyone over the age of 6 months receive an influenza vaccination and take preventative measures such as washing their hands with soap and water or using an alcohol-based hand rub when water is not available. 

Groups at a higher risk of flu complications include children younger than 5 years old, the elderly, pregnant women and those with chronic medical conditions. 

Getting a flu shot every year decreases the risk of becoming sick. In addition, vaccinations lowers the severity of the illness, complications and protects the community, especially for those who cannot receive a flu shot. The flu virus can spread to others as far as six feet away, mainly when infected people sneeze, cough, or talk. While less common, a person may become ill by touching a contaminated surface or object and then touching their mouth, nose, or eyes. 

Vaccine waivers: Michigan kindergartners have higher rate than most states

Chicken pox: Unvaccinated students at Michigan high school told to stay home

The flu usually occurs suddenly, and people can experience some or all of the common symptoms: 

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Vomiting and diarrhea (more common in children than adults)

The CDC reports that people with the flu are most contagious within three to four days after they begin to feel sick. Some people can be contagious up to a full day before they become symptomatic and up to a full week afterward. 

Some people, especially those with weak immune systems, might be able to infect others with flu viruses for an even longer time.

Last year, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services reported an increase in flu activity. During the 2018-2019 influenza season, flu activity peaked at 3.2% at the end of March.

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Climate change could make Russia great again – Haaretz

November 7th, 2019

The climate crisis is gradually becoming a fact of life. Huge expanses of land around the globe are turning arid, human populations are being driven to migrate, entire species are becoming extinct and extreme natural phenomena are occurring with increasing frequency. Scientists and political leaders alike are deeply concerned about the danger looming for the continuation of life on Earth. But others have a different take on the developments. Every crisis is an opportunity, they believe, and indeed, for Russia the climate crisis constitutes a golden opportunity.

A decade ago, geologists estimated that 30 percent of the world’s natural gas reserves and 13 percent of its petroleum deposits were trapped beneath the ice floes of the Arctic Circle, along with rare minerals and other valuable resources. As the rising temperature melts the icebergs, not only will those resources become accessible but, as U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in May, “Steady reductions in sea ice are opening new passageways and new opportunities for trade. This could potentially slash the time it takes to travel between Asia and the West by as much as 20 days. Arctic sea lanes could become the 21st century Suez and Panama Canals.”

A 2014 report by a UN committee found that about 80 percent of world trade is conducted via maritime shipping, and that the Suez Canal remains the chief maritime commercial route between Europe and East Asia. However, the widespread use of the northeastern route in the Arctic Ocean for shipping will reduce the distance between Europe and the Far East by one-third. Moreover, the northwestern route in the Arctic Ocean will shorten the distance between Asia and North America by almost 20 percent, creating an alternative to the Panama Canal. The primary beneficiaries of these developments will be the countries with ports on the North Sea and the Baltic Sea – in particular, Russia.

One study examined an extreme scenario – Arctic maritime routes operative year round. It predicted that about two-thirds of the trade that passes through the Suez Canal would be diverted to the new shipping routes. In any event, the melting of Arctic icebergs will increasingly open up commercial routes from Russia’s northern shores to East Asia, with vast implications for global trade. It’s easy to envision a large proportion of Chinese exports to Europe being shipped by way of Russia. This would also make it easier for Russia to ship its own goods, giving Moscow an advantage over Western competitors.

A boon for China

The icebergs are indeed melting. Last May, temperatures of 29 degrees Celsius were measured in the Arctic Ocean, 17 degrees higher than the summertime average in that region. June 2019 was the hottest month since the recording of temperatures began in 1880, before July arrived and broke that record, so the trend is clear: Earth’s climate is changing at the fastest pace since the dawn of humanity. Even if every country in the world made a complete shift to renewable energy, there would still be a temperature rise of 1.5 degrees. In light of this, many researchers believe that by 2024 the reduction in the quantity of ice in the Arctic Ocean will allow the free movement of ships carrying only light ice-breaking equipment.

It’s not surprising then that in May in Finland, at a meeting of the Arctic Council, an intergovernmental body of eight countries, Pompeo described the unfolding environmental disaster taking place near the North Pole as “an arena of global power and competition” over extensive resources including natural gas, oil, minerals and fish. It seems that everyone is casting covetous looks at the disappearing ocean of ice. Together with a mounting military presence in the region on the part of the United States, Canada and France, even the Chinese hope to get a foot in the Arctic door while creating their contemporary silk route, their Belt and Road Initiative – and their ships have been sighted in the region.

“We’ve seen that the ice in the Arctic Circle is melting, and commercial shipping is already using the northeastern passage,” says Arne Bardalen of the Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research, an expert on agriculture, nutrition security and climate change who serves as a special adviser to various governmental committees.

A Russian soldier stands guard near the Pansyr-S1 air defense system on the Kotelny Island, April 3, 2019. Russia has made reaffirming its military presence in the Arctic the top priority. Vladimir Isachenkov / AP

“As climate change continues,” Bardalen notes, “it’s estimated that there will be increasing periods during which commercial shipping could go through that passage. China, for example, is very interested in these possibilities, which could open up new trade and transportation routes to European markets. I think this will have major consequences for global trade; transportation costs will be reduced and the availability – and thus competitiveness – of products from China, for example, will increase.”

That development, he adds, “will also have geopolitical impacts, of course, as more and more countries will look to be involved in the Arctic, something the members of the Arctic Council are following closely.”

Russia, with the North Pole in its backyard, is working to realize such a global trade scenario alongside the Chinese and in some cases in cooperation with them. In 2017, for the first time, a Russian tanker passed through the Arctic Ocean without a need for icebreakers. Russia has already beefed up its civilian presence in the region, and its military presence has reached a level not seen since the Cold War. Army bases abandoned after the collapse of the Soviet Union have been renovated and restaffed; according to Russia’s Defense Ministry, 475 new military facilities have been built in the area since 2012. Recently a new polar brigade was established, and last April the newspaper Izvestia reported that by the end of 2020, Russia’s most advanced air-defense system, the S-400 missile system, will be deployed both along the shores of the Arctic Ocean and on a number of islands in the region.

In April, a month before the Arctic Council convened, the International Arctic Forum – a Russian-dominated body comprised of representatives of various governments, scientists, business figures and international groups – met in St. Petersburg, with the prime ministers of Sweden and Norway and the presidents of Finland and Iceland in attendance. At the event, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a new strategy for developing the region. Already this year, he announced the deployment of three nuclear-powered icebreakers there. According to official sources in Moscow, tax breaks will be offered to those who invest in the area, a new port will be built near the natural gas terminal at Sabetta, on the Russian shore of the Arctic Ocean, and a railway line will connect that port to the interior.

All this is part of a larger Russian scheme designed to challenge the global trade map as it is being drawn via policy decisions by the West, spearheaded by the United States. Putin doesn’t have the quantity of resources possessed by his superpower neighbor to the east, but the rabbit in his hat is global warming itself. Beyond the new trade routes that could open up, Russia will also profit in another way from the planet’s warming: accessibility to land for agricultural production.

A 2018 report by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization found that by 2050, agricultural production in Western Europe is liable to decrease by 2.9 percent and in India by 2.6 percent from 2018 levels. At the same time, the rise in temperatures is expected to boost agricultural output in Russia by 0.9 percent.

As George Rapsominikis of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, and one of the report’s authors, puts it: “In temperate countries like Russia, and the regions where most developed countries are located, warmer weather may have a positive effect on crop yields.”

Sixty percent of the food energy throughout the world derives from one of three grains – maize, wheat and rice (which are also the three most widely cultivated crops) – while a fourth, soy, is the source of protein for about 65 percent of all farm animals on the planet, Rapsominikis explains. Because agricultural production in relatively “cool” countries, such as Russia, is projected to increase, trade centralization in the basic commodities is likely to become more acute. “We would expect that countries that are badly hit by climate change will have to step up their imports, and that might impact their economies,” he adds.

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, left, with President Vladimir Putin at a farm in southwest Russia. DMITRY ASTAKHOV / AFP

As Bardalen notes, “The risk in agricultural concentration is that the major exporters can use food and farming as a political and strategic tool in political conflicts and trade wars.”

Conquest by crops

In the meantime, Moscow is actively preparing the ground for the future. According to Stephen Wegren, an expert in Russian agriculture who teaches in the political science department at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, the Russians are now at a “critical juncture.” Their leadership claims that they have “reached food security and self-sufficiency: They don’t produce every food product they consume, but they are consuming more of their own food than ever. Now their policy has evolved to include food exports. They want to become one of the main food exporters in the world, an agricultural superpower.”

Ostensibly, with more than 1.2 million square kilometers of arable land, Russia should indeed be an “agricultural superpower.” In the early 20th century, for example, it was the world’s largest exporter of wheat. However, the attempts by several Soviet leaders to introduce widespread collective farming proved inefficient. The Soviet Union took pride in its food independence, but that was achieved despite low agricultural output and very little food diversity for the population. In the 1970s, farming failures forced the Soviet Union to import grains.

“I started going to the Soviet Union in the late 1980s,” recalls Prof. Wegren, “and at that time theory didn’t really meet reality. They minimized trade with the West, but that didn’t mean being completely self-sufficient. The poor performance of the agricultural sector, however, necessitated that they buy Western grain and corn.”

Following the collapse of the Soviet bloc, the amount of arable land used for agricultural purposes in Russian territory dropped from 900,000 square kilometers to slightly more than 730,000 square kilometers. The country’s new entrepreneurs preferred to invest their time and money in drilling for oil and gas. Soviet-era state-owned farms were dismantled, and few private landowners had enough capital to purchase modern equipment that would allow them to compete on the open market. Instead, many of them migrated to Moscow and other cities in search of new employment and a new way of life.

“It needs to be pointed out that no other country in the world tried to democratize and install capitalism at the same time. Russia was trying something very unique, and we can say that maybe they weren’t very successful,” Wegren says.

“Then Putin came on the scene. Starting in 2000, he recentralized the power of the federal government and the state. Oil prices starting going up, so he had money to do things, like offer subsidies and create a financial revitalization program that wrote off debts and fines for farms, which took a huge burden off their backs. He created an agricultural bank, a credit system. He wrote laws on mortgaging lands – as a way to raise capital – so, basically, he had a completely different economic environment to work in.”

Despite their government’s support, Russian farmers initially found it difficult to meet the new demands, and the economic embargo following the annexation of Crimea drove local inflation up further. But now it appeared that Putin’s gamble had paid off. Even though the Russian economy went into recession two years after the sanctions were imposed, the government slashed food imports by 40 percent between 2013 and 2015.

What harvest in the Cherepanovo District, Russia. Kirill Kukhmar / TASS via Getty

Just last month, at the Russia-Africa Economic Forum held in Sochi, Putin declared proudly that his country was exporting to Africa “more food than weapons.” Indeed, whereas in 2010 agricultural produce generated revenues of $9 billion, in 2018, the president announced, agricultural exports stood at $20 billion and this year would reach $25 billion.

“Putin has charged the agricultural sector with the task of reaching $45 billion in food exports by 2024. If they do achieve it, this would place them in the global top 10 exporters,” Wegren says. But even then, he notes, the gap between Russia and the United States, which tops the list, would remain substantial. He agrees that it is important, however, to consider the type of crops. Indeed, grains – wheat foremost – account for 60 percent of Russia’s agricultural export revenues. In 2017, Russia passed the United States to become the world’s biggest exporter of wheat, a title Russia retained last year as well.

Meanwhile, there is no indication that the Russians intend to rest on their laurels. This year Moscow allocated some 300 billion rubles ($4.74 billion) in government funding to agriculture, including 40 billion for the development of export markets. From 2019 to 2024, between 300 billion and 350 billion rubles is to be earmarked for projects that encourage such exports. As Russian farming continues to soar, fear of the repercussions is rising apace. As Wegren notes: “There’s absolutely no question that, as Russia’s agricultural production rises, and their status as an exporter increases, they will be more inclined to use food as an instrument of foreign policy, which means that they’ll use it in trying to coerce other states to do their bidding.”

According to official Russian data, in 2017 the state exported food and agricultural products to more than 159 countries around the world. In particular, Moscow has been setting its sights on markets in East Asia and the Middle East. Its agricultural enterprises ratcheted up soy production from 650,000 tons in 2007 to 3.6 million tons a year later. Agricultural trade agreements have been signed in the last few years not only with China but with countries including Japan, Vietnam and Mongolia. The latter imports more than 95 million tons of soy a year; the United States accounted for more than one-third of that before the recent onset of a trade war between the two countries. Moscow cannot supply that amount in full, but is pleased to help fill the vacuum, and even to lease extensive farmlands to Chinese corporations.

Not everything is coming up roses, though. Russia, which accepted the terms of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change only at the end of September, is actually becoming warmer 2.5 times faster than the world average – which naturally entails many disadvantages. A 2018 report by Russia’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment stated that the country faces a “climatic apocalypse.” There has already been a discernible rise in the number of fires, storms, drought and floods across much of the country.

“The opening of the Arctic sea routes could have short-term benefits, but once you have more frequent trade through those seas, it will warm the water up and ships passing through will generate gas emissions – shipping is actually a huge source of emissions – causing a great deal of air pollution,” says Elisa Lanzi from OECD headquarters in Paris. A senior economist in the organization, with over a decade experience at its environmental unit, Lanzi adds that even though Russia will have more land for farming, “the fact that there will be no snow on the ground can also mean that certain [previously frozen] viruses could spread again. Not everything that seems positive, even in the short term, is actually so.”

But even according to Lanzi and her OECD colleagues, we cannot ignore that global warming will lead to many changes in world trade. And as things look now, it’s very possible that Putin will be able to transform Russia back into a superpower just by selling wheat, without even needing to resort to military force.


Jim Edmonds Calls Police on Meghan King Edmonds – E! NEWS

November 7th, 2019

Police are once again becoming involved inMeghan King Edmondsand Jim Edmonds contentious split.

On Thursday, Us Weekly revealed authorities visited the Edmonds’ home in St. Louis to determine if Meghan was able to properly care for their children, largely because Jim was worried about his children’s safety. In a statement to E! News, he confirmed, “I knew she was coming home drunk and I was concerned. I called the police to make sure there wasn’t an incident.”

Likewise, in a statement to Us Weekly, he claimed that he hoped to “protect the situation and make sure there were no further issues.”

According to the outlet, Meghan had enjoyed a few drinks with friends on Wednesday evening, leaving her three kids in the care of Jim. After she returned home, with the help of a designated driver, police showed up to question her. “Of course, yes! In your personal opinion, do you think that I am in any way, incapable, of taking care of my three little baby children who are totally desperate for a parent?” the outlet claims she responded to questions about her sobriety. 

Ultimately, the officer came to the conclusion that Meghan posed no harm to her children.

This is just the latest development in the couple’s dramatic split, which has involved claims of infidelity and emotional abuse. 

On Monday, the former reality star revealed she’s relieved their 5-year marriage is nearly over because she’s “sick of the abuse.” 

“I have endured prolific controlling by Jim and it isn’t slowing down. Even when I make an unassuming post on Instagram, he hurls insults at me for a battery of made-up indiscretions,” she alleged. “I’m sick of the abuse and I won’t engage anymore—and I don’t have to.”

E! News has reached out to both parties and the authorities involved for comment.


Update to iOS 13.2.2. brings multitasking back to the Apple iPhone – PhoneArena

November 7th, 2019