This column should be focused on Saskatoon’s new police chief. Instead, it’s focused on the lack of information about the process used to select Troy Cooper to succeed Clive Weighill. During a media event Wednesday, Cooper was introduced as the city’s new top cop by the city’s board of police commissioners. Journalists asked Mayor Charlie Clark how many candidates applied for the position. A slightly flustered Clark refused to answer, claiming the board had decided…"Tank: Saskatoon police board stumbles on transparency"
Dear Gossips, Viola Davis won the Best Supporting Actress Screen Actors Guild Award last year for her work in Fences and she went on to win the same award at the Oscars. Viola was not at the SAGs last night but she spoke in LA on Saturday at the Women’s March and this is part of what she said: …"Intro for January 22, 2018"
MANILA (Reuters) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday instructed the army and police to shoot him if he became a dictator and stayed on beyond his term, a scenario his foes are warning against, amid moves by his loyalists to change the constitution."'Shoot me' if I become a dictator: Philippine leader tells troops to protect constitution"
HASSA, Turkey (Reuters) – Turkey shelled targets in northern Syria on Monday and said it would swiftly crush the U.S.-backed Kurdish YPG fighters who control the Afrin region, amid growing international concern over its three-day-old military operation."Turkey says campaign against US-backed Kurdish force in Syria will be swift"
A Hanoi court on Monday sentenced a former official to life in prison, calling it “a necessary warning against the abuse of power.”"Communist Purge Plays Out in Vietnam's Trial of the Decade"
ZURICH (Reuters) – Asylum requests in Switzerland fell to their lowest level in eight years in 2017, down by a third from the previous year, as arrivals from Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq tapered off, state migration authorities said on Monday."Swiss asylum requests drop to lowest level since 2010"
Top House Republicans are considering publicly releasing some of the underlying intelligence behind a memo spearheaded by Rep. Devin Nunes that alleges FBI abuses of surveillance laws."Republicans consider releasing some classified intel behind memo alleging FISA abuses"