Affichage des articles du février, 2019

Michael Cohen Warned That If Trump Loses In 2020 There May Be No Peaceful Transfer Of Power

"Given my experience working for Mr. Trump, I fear that if he loses the election in 2020, that there will never be a peaceful transition of power." View Entire Post › from BuzzFeed - Latest via IFTTT

"The Office" Stars Sent Jenna Fischer Gifts For Her Birthday, And Steve Carell's Was The Best

Pam and Michael forever! View Entire Post › from BuzzFeed - Latest via IFTTT

17 Things I Learned About Keto That My Doctor Didn't Tell Me

From stinky pee to keto farts, here's everything your favorite fitness influencers didn’t tell you. View Entire Post › from BuzzFeed - Latest via IFTTT

24 Low-Effort Ways To Keep Your Home, Like, 95% Clean

Calling all lazy neat freaks. View Entire Post › from BuzzFeed - Latest via IFTTT

A Woman Was Turned Away From A Hospital After A Failed Medical Abortion

Exclusive: She now has to stay overnight in another city to access a surgical option. View Entire Post › from BuzzFeed - Latest via IFTTT

Guy Fieri Is Opening A Chicken Strips Chain With 22 Dipping Sauces And I'm Salivating

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A Man Is Facing A Felony Charge For Allegedly Placing His Testicles On An Order Of Salsa Because The Customer Only Tipped 89 Cents

In a Facebook video, a former driver for a food delivery company says, “this is what you get when you give an 89-cent tip.” View Entire Post › from BuzzFeed - Latest via IFTTT

A Cartoon About A Mom Doing Everything And A Dad Doing Nothing Is Generating Quite The Conversation

"You haven't mastered the art of multitasking until you become a mom." View Entire Post › from BuzzFeed - Latest via IFTTT

Hold Up, The Jonas Brothers Just Confirmed A Reunion And Now I'm An Emotional Wreck

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12 Dump Dinner Hacks That'll Make Dinner So Much Easier

Tips, tricks, and actual recipes for making the easiest slow cooker meals ever. View Entire Post › from BuzzFeed - Latest via IFTTT

16 Subscription Boxes That Are Actually Worth It

"Did I ever tell you you're my herooooo?" —Me serenading the mailman when my subscription boxes get delivered View Entire Post › from BuzzFeed - Latest via IFTTT

People Are Faking Travel Using Random Objects And It's So Ridiculous It's Kinda Funny

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Here's The Shade Lady Gaga's Ex-Fiancé Threw After She Won Her First Oscar

Gaga and Taylor Kinney broke up in 2016, not long after she secured her role in A Star is Born, which she just won her first Oscar for. View Entire Post › from BuzzFeed - Latest via IFTTT

Kristen Bell Was Accused Of "Exploiting" A Child Actor In Her New Commercial And She Had The Best Response

"So your kids deserve privacy, but you don't mind exploiting other people's children for monetary gain?" View Entire Post › from BuzzFeed - Latest via IFTTT

What's The Best Improvised Marvel Movie Line Or Scene?

"Mr. Stark... I don't feel so good." View Entire Post › from BuzzFeed - Latest via IFTTT

People Are Sharing The Worst Parts Of Their Jobs It's Actually Really Interesting

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25 Photos That Will Get You Very Worked Up If You're Type A

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Just for Laughs to air only Canadian comics after blowback over radio deal

Just for Laughs is assuring comics concerned by its takeover of a satellite radio comedy station that it will exclusively air Canadian content produced by artists outside of the Montreal entertainment company’s catalogue. Canadian comedians have been crying foul over this week’s announced partnership between Just for Laughs and Sirius XM Canada to turn the Canada Laughs channel into Just for Laughs Radio, saying the move would deprive homegrown talent of a vital source of exposure and income. Senior officials for the partner companies jointly announced Wednesday that the redubbed Just for Laughs Radio Canada would solely showcase independent Canadian comedians, who will be entitled to the same royalties as under the previous regime. Just for Laughs president Bruce Hills and John Lewis, SiriusXM Canada’s senior vice-president of programming and operations, say the companies have been in contact the Canadian Association of Stand-up Comedians (CASC), which condemned the radio deal, abo

'I and my staff always acted appropriately' regarding SNC-Lavalin: Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau insisted in Montreal on Wednesday evening that neither he, nor any members of his staff, put undue pressure on former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould in an effort to encourage her to end the criminal prosecution of SNC-Lavalin. “I and my staff always acted appropriately and professionally,” he said. “I completely disagree with the characterization of the former attorney general about these events.” The comments came hours after Wilson-Raybould, testifying before a House of Commons committee, said that she came under relentless pressure — including veiled threats — from Trudeau, his senior staff, the top public servant and the finance minister’s office to instruct federal prosecutors to reach a remediation agreement, a type of plea bargain, with SNC-Lavalin. If SNC-Lavalin is convicted of the charges, it could be banned from bidding on federal contracts for 10 years. “The decision around SNC-Lavalin was Ms. Wilson-Raybould’s and hers alone,” Trude

Alleged Montreal hit man has spent much of his life behind bars

The man who was arrested Saturday and charged with carrying out two murders as well as a failed hit on the brother of an alleged leader in the Montreal Mafia spent much of his adult life behind bars before he allegedly became a hit man. Frédérick Silva, 38, was arrested by heavily armed members of a tactical squad while he was out for a walk around 1 a.m. in Old Montreal, near the corner of Duke St. and de la Commune St. W. His arrest put an end to a long search that began on June 2, 2017, after a warrant was issued for his arrest in the first-degree murder of Daniel Somoza-Gildea, a Concordia student who died on May 24, 2017, after he was shot when an argument that started inside the Cabaret les Amazones spilled out into the strip bar’s parking lot. According to police sources, Silva is believed to have operated as a hit man for organized crime groups before and after he went into hiding to avoid being arrested for Somoza-Gildea’s death. Just months after Somoza-Gildea was killed, a

Desjardins posts surplus of $2.33 billion, increases member dividend

The Desjardins Group generated a record net surplus, before dividends, of $2.33 billion in 2018 and said it will return $253 million to its members in dividends, the highest level in six years. The 8.14-per-cent increase in profits was achieved by the cooperative despite a marked decline in surpluses in its Property and Casualty Insurance segment. “We made the decision, considering the very good results, to return more money to our members,” Guy Cormier, the president and CEO of Desjardins, said Wednesday during a conference call, adding that it’s a signal that things are going well for the financial cooperative. The dividend payed to members is up 25 per cent from 2017. The financial cooperative added 50,000 net new members last year, the largest increase in 10 years. Excluding non-recurring items, the surplus before dividends rose 15.8 per cent to reach $2.2 billion. Operating income rose 7.2 per cent to $16.56 billion Despite the increases, Desjardins could raise auto insuran

#ICYMI: Wilson-Raybould's truth, murder charge, UPAC raid, Als ex QB

In Case You Missed It (#ICYMI) highlights some of today’s news. Jody Wilson-Raybould testified Wednesday, confirming what was expected: She says she was consistently pressured to interfere on the SNC-Lavalin file. Read more: Former AG says she received ‘veiled threats’ over SNC-Lavalin case . *** A 23-year-old resident of the Ahuntsic-Cartierville has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend. Ali Mahadi Mahamat said little Wednesday as he appeared before Judge Dennis Galiatsatos at the Montreal courthouse via a video linkup with the Riviére-des-Prairies Detention Centre where he is detained. More here: Ahuntsic-Cartierville man, 23, charged in death of his girlfriend . *** Denis Bégin, the killer who escaped from a minimum-security penitentiary this month, was caught planning to do the same thing three years ago. The 58-year-old murderer was incarcerated at the Federal Training Centre, a minimum-security penitentiary in Laval when he escaped Feb. 1

Killer who escaped Laval penitentiary had similar plans three years ago

Denis Bégin, the killer who escaped from a minimum-security penitentiary this month, was caught planning to do the same thing three years ago. The 58-year-old murderer was incarcerated at the Federal Training Centre, a minimum-security penitentiary in Laval, when he escaped Feb. 15. Staff at the institution discovered he was missing just after noon that day. The Sûreté du Québec is handling the search for Bégin. In the early stages, they believed Bégin was heading to Gatineau or the Outaouais region. The day after the escape, the provincial police force arrested a 56-year-old man as a possible accomplice in the escape . They also seized a vehicle in Dollard des Ormeaux that they believe was used to help Bégin flee the institution. The man who was arrested was out on parole and his release was revoked following his arrest. SQ spokesperson person Éloïse Cossette said on Wednesday that the alleged accomplice has yet to be charged in connection with the escape, but he remains behind bar

Christian Folin makes good first impression with the Canadiens

First impressions are important and Christian Folin made a good one Tuesday night as he made his first appearance in a Canadiens uniform. “I thought he was good tonight,” coach Claude Julien said after the Canadiens crushed the Detroit Red Wings 8-1. “He actually surprised me how good he was. He has a good first pass, he defended well. He seemed poised. I really liked his game and so it was nice to see.” When the Canadiens obtained Folin from the Philadelphia Flyers on Feb. 9, it was assumed that he was brought in merely as insurance. The Canadiens were winning and Julien was content with the play of his top six defenceman. But after starting the current road trip with two losses, Julien decided a change was in order. He juggled all three of his defence pairs and inserted Folin into the lineup in place of Mike Reilly. Playing on the third pair with Brett Kulak, Folin turned in a strong performance. He played 17:30, picked up an assist, blocked two shots and was a plus-3 for the game

Hours after police raids, Chambly placed under trusteeship

Quebec municipal affairs minister Andrée Laforest said on Wednesday that the South Shore city of Chambly has been placed under provincial trusteeship. Laforest’s announcement was made a few hours after Quebec’s anti-corruption unit (UPAC) launched early-morning raids targeting the municipality’s city hall, municipal garage and administrative offices. A UPAC spokesperson would only confirm that raids were being carried out on the South Shore in connection with an investigation and that no arrests were expected to be carried out. Television images from the scene of the raids showed UPAC agents entering and leaving city hall at the Place de la Mairie, as well as taking photographs outside the building. Similar operations were taking place at the city’s administrative offices and municipal garage. Chambly Mayor Denis Lavoie, in office since 2005, has been elected four times and has been on sick leave since last November. Before leaving office, however, Lavoie was involved in several c

Ombudsman insists Jolin-Barrette owes potential immigrants an apology

QUEBEC — The province’s ombudsman is calling on the minister of immigration to apologize, in writing, to thousands of potential immigrants who have seen their applications torn asunder by his reforms. In a blistering brief presented to the committee studying Bill 9 , Marie Rinfret says her office has been flooded with complaints — 60 in two weeks — over the government’s plan to shred 18,000 application files. The plan will send people to the back of the line in a new process despite years of waiting. A blunt-talking Rinfret says the government has failed to grasp the idea that these files are more than pieces of paper. They are “above all, life projects,” people’s dreams of moving to a welcoming new home and making a fresh start. The government’s Band-Aid response — saying it will refund their application fees as a result of its new policy — has been nothing more than a cold “administrative solution to a human problem.” “For me, we are clearly dealing with a damage control operat

City to accept draft petition in man's crusade to limit Publisacs distribution

In October 2017, Rosemont—Petite-Patrie resident Charles Montpetit got a Publisac in his mailbox, despite a sticker indicating he wanted no flyers. He complained to Transcontinental, the company that prints and distributes the bags of advertising flyers to 3.5-million Quebec households each week — including 900,000 in Montreal. It promised to stop. And it did — for a week. But then the deliveries started again. After getting four more unwanted Publisacs, Montpetit, 61, a children’s author and illustrator, decided to take action. Now the company might be wishing it had heeded his complaints. On Wednesday, Montreal decided to allow Montpetit to submit a draft version of a citywide petition demanding public consultations on halting distribution of Publisacs except to people who specifically request them. His one-man battle against the bags of supermarket specials has consumed most of his waking hours for the past 16 months It was a signal victory for the writer, whose one-man ba

Trudeau Dismisses Calls for His Resignation After Explosive SNC-Lavalin Testimony

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau rebutted Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer’s call for his resignation with a reminder that the upcoming federal election will let Canadians decide who should lead the country. Following explosive testimony on Wednesday from former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould on alleged political interference in a corruption case , Trudeau rejected Wilson-Raybould’s characterization of events, saying he and his office always acted appropriately and professionally. Earlier in the day Wilson-Raybould spent nearly four hours testifying about repeated attempts by Trudeau and his office to pressure her to help “find a solution” for SNC-Lavalin, a Montreal-based engineering company facing criminal prosecution. She described calls, meetings, emails and texts from several government offices—including Trudeau’s chief of staff—even after a decision had been made not to offer the company a deferred prosecution agreement. In one instance, Wilson-Raybould said she asked Tr

Jody Wilson-Raybould Describes ‘Veiled Threats’ in SNC-Lavalin Testimony

In explosive testimony before the House Justice Committee, former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould said she experienced “consistent and sustained” pressure from a number of officials to get her to interfere in the prosecution of SNC-Lavalin, that she said involved “veiled threats” and which she characterized as inappropriate. Wilson-Raybould had refused to ask federal prosecutors to cut a deal with the company, which would’ve allowed them to avoid a criminal trial. After the Globe and Mail first reported the allegations of improper pressure, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau denied that he directed Wilson-Raybould to take any action on the case, but admitted a few days later that he did discuss it with her. Wilson-Raybould stepped down from her position as veterans’ affairs minister in mid-February, which she had shuffled into in January. In her opening remarks, Wilson-Raybould told the committee the events involved 11 people from the Prime Minister’s Office, the Privy Council’

Vacuum Cleaner Gangs Have Stolen Over $200,000 from UK Parking Metres

A gang of ne'er-do-well’s armed with vacuum cleaners and drills have stolen over £120,000 from one ritzy London borough in the past year. For those of us who aren’t British, that equals out to $210,016 Canadian or $159,000 American. The council at Kensington and Chelsea have said they’ve lost the money from gangs systematically ripping off their parking metres across the borough. The gangs, who the council said have been active for over the year, will show up to the metres with a drill and a vacuum. First they will bore a nice big hole into the metre, then, as I’m sure you’ve figured out, they’ll snake a vacuum hose into the hole and suck up that sweet, sweet cash. Speaking to BBC , Will Pascall , a spokesperson for Kensington and Chelsea’s council, said, “we have gangs stalking the streets and smashing their way into machines to suck the cash out.” The parking metre gangs will also use other, less delicate methods to access those coins. These include just fuckin’ smashing t

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Underdog Story Is Now Officially Becoming a Comic Book

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's crusade to take on the Washington establishment is now a comic book specially crafted for the cross section of comic fans and political junkies. Alexandria Cortez and the Freshman Force: New Party Who Dis , out May 15 from Devil’s Due comics , features the stories of AOC and other progressive women shaking up the halls of Congress, created by dozens of artists from across the country. “The stories run the gamut from cute and sweet, to cathartic venting stories, to just irreverent fun plots, all with the general theme that this is a pro-AOC, pro-new Congress project,” Devil’s Due publisher Josh Blaylock told VICE. As of yet, there's no over-aching plot the stories build toward, but each give their own interpretation of this current moment in politics. In a page given to TMZ , AOC is a super-jacked wrestler who defeats her former Democratic opponent Joe Crowley in the ring and then bumps into an even-more-jacked Nancy Pelosi with a six-pack in the loc

Good God, the New Season of 'The OA' Looks Completely Bonkers

Apologies to everyone who sat down with their families during the holidays in 2016 to casually check out the first season of Netflix's The OA . The trailer may have borrowed the bikes and the weird helmet thing from Stranger Things , but if you plonked down next your mom expecting another light Netflix romp or whatever, good lord, were you in for a rude awakening. Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij's sci-fi series was deeply fucking weird. Random flashbacks to 1980s Russia? Synchronized dances that open interdimensional portals? A weird witch who makes you eat birds? The batshit narrative made a lot of people—including us here at VICE —write the whole thing off as a mess. But as confounding as it was, it was also exhilarating. To this day, it's still one of the most original and compelling seasons of TV that Netflix has ever produced. And now, The OA is coming back to blow our minds and piss us off once again. On Wednesday, Netflix announced that the show's second seas

Look Upon This Cringey US Army Rap Recruitment Video and Despair

When I was a kid and the US military was trying to bring in cannon fodder for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan (still going strong, btw), its recruitment tactics were fairly straightforward. You’d get weekly calls to the house landline from recruiters, usually during that golden window between school letting out and working parents coming home. Then there were the kiosks at the school career fairs where they’d hand out pencils if you talked to them. The final prong of their mid-aughts enrollment effort was to set up a tent outside of the Gamestop I frequented to coax passing gamers into conversations about how enlisting basically makes you Master Chief. Today, with landlines a thing of the past, gamers more keen to build in Fortnite and Minecraft than mindlessly kill in Call of Duty , and research indicating that Generation Z may be the most progressive generation ever , the military has had to step up their efforts. In liberal cities, where the military isn't popular even at t