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Jian Ghomeshi co-worker gives her story

news.nationalpost.com — For a 27-year-old journalism-school graduate, it was the perfect job, helping build and produce a brand-new, national show on CBC Radio with Jian Ghomeshi, a reportedly "demanding," but respected host.
Oct 31, 2014

Q producer who alleges Ghomeshi threatened to ‘hate f—‘ her says she complained to boss in 2010 natpo.st/1wi4gvy via @nationalpost

Oct 31, 2014

Q producer who alleges Ghomeshi threatened to ‘hate f—‘ her says she complained to boss in 2010 news.nationalpost.com/2014/10/30/q-j…

Oct 31, 2014

Q producer says she complained to boss about Ghomeshi in 2010 natpo.st/1wi4gvy Also includes video w/ my and @elissapr's take

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Jian Ghomeshi allegations leads Police Chief Bill Blair to encourage sexual assault victims to come forward

news.nationalpost.com — In light of the disturbing allegations against former CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi, Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair is encouraging victims of sexual abuse to come forward to police.

Robyn Urback: The dam breaks on Jian Ghomeshi

fullcomment.nationalpost.com — In CBC's Toronto office in 2012, the story goes, three people sat down for an interview. At least two of them knew that not long before, the interviewee allegedly has been thrown against a hotel room wall and fondled forcefully against her will.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @RobynUrback: Earlier this week, I wrote a column about withholding judgement on the Ghomeshi situation. Can't do that now natpo.st/13mfrsq

Oct 30, 2014

Robyn Urback: The dam breaks on Jian Ghomeshi natpo.st/1xFSRns I know very few,if any,women who at this point would reserve judgement.

Oct 30, 2014

"The dam has broken on Jian Ghomeshi, but CBC certainly has a mess to clean up, too." fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2014/10/30/rob…

Oct 30, 2014

Earlier this week, I wrote a column about withholding judgement on the Ghomeshi situation. Can't do that now natpo.st/13mfrsq

Confident and capable Raptors a refreshing change for a team from Toronto

sports.nationalpost.com — TORONTO - It didn't feel like a Toronto sporting event, and then it totally did, and then it didn't at all.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @scott_stinson: My column on the Raptors, a team from Toronto that is, like, good. So weird. natpo.st/1wOHTiT

Oct 30, 2014

RT @scott_stinson: My column on the Raptors, a team from Toronto that is, like, good. So weird. natpo.st/1wOHTiT

Oct 30, 2014

My column on the Raptors, a team from Toronto that is, like, good. So weird. natpo.st/1wOHTiT

Chevy truck given to San Francisco Giants’ Madison Bumgarner in awkward award presentation already due for recall

sports.nationalpost.com — Rikk Wilde is an executive with a major car manufacturer, a "regional zone manager," if we wanted to be specific about things. His skillset would not likely have prepared him to handle a microphone at a table with the commissioner of baseball, a major U.S. television personality and the MVP of the World Series.
Oct 30, 2014

Even more Awkward. The Chevy pickup given to Bumgarner in MVP presentation was RECALLED for defective airbag! natpo.st/1yJEGPo

Oct 30, 2014

“It combines class-winning, leading, um, you know, technology and stuff" sports.nationalpost.com/2014/10/30/che…

Oct 30, 2014

“It combines class-winning, leading, um, you know, technology and stuff, with Wifi powered by OnStar.” - sports.nationalpost.com/2014/10/30/che…

Oct 30, 2014

That story has somehow gotten more awkward. Without the involvement of Hunter Pence. natpo.st/1tTDSsi

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Christie Blatchford on Jian Ghomeshi: The standard of proof is meant to be bloody difficult. And that’s as it should be

fullcomment.nationalpost.com — If I were smart, I'd just shut up and stand by as the mob carries off Jian Ghomeshi to what increasingly appears may be his right and proper fate. I don't even know the guy. I only occasionally heard the radio show that seems to have inspired such worshipful regard among his fans.
Oct 31, 2014

Excellent piece by Christie Blatchford on Gomeshi saga. Blathford is right: this belongs in court, not trial by media fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2014/10/30/chr…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @fullcomment: Christie Blatchford on Jian Ghomeshi: The standard of proof is meant to be bloody difficult. And that’s as it… natpo.st/13ndlbP

RCMP names five ‘high-risk travellers’ including girl whose parents worried might ‘go to Syria to fight’

news.nationalpost.com — Three were caught at a Calgary airport as they were trying to leave the country. Another was arrested after returning to Ontario from the Middle East. A fifth posted a message on Facebook last weekend that read, "May Allah give victory to our brothers in ISIS."
Oct 30, 2014

RCMP names five ‘high-risk travellers’ including girl whose parents worried might ‘go to Syria to fight’ calgaryherald.com/news/national/…

Oct 30, 2014

Interesting stuff on 'high-risk' travellers, 3 Alberta-based, including girl whose parents thought might go to Syria natpo.st/1wNyGHC

Oct 30, 2014

RT @StewartBellNP: RCMP names 5 ‘high-risk travellers’ facing charges - incl 1 who didn't show up for court last week. natpo.st/1wNyGHC via @nationalpost

Oct 30, 2014

RT @StewartBellNP: RCMP names 5 ‘high-risk travellers’ facing charges - incl 1 who didn't show up for court last week. natpo.st/1wNyGHC via @nationalpost

Oct 30, 2014

RCMP names 5 ‘high-risk travellers’ facing charges - incl 1 who didn't show up for court last week. natpo.st/1wNyGHC via @nationalpost

Thank God I’m a country bro: Florida Georgia Line keeps its eyes on the sales

arts.nationalpost.com — Stretched out in a stylish hotel lobby last week - the Toronto location "confidential" lest a pack of screaming fans threaten to gather out front - Florida Georgia Line, the biggest act in country music right now, rhymed off its diverse musical influences, from Nashville to rap and back again.

Professional football’s increasingly violent nature causing fans to face a crisis of conscience

sports.nationalpost.com — Call this "A Football Fan's Crisis of Conscience." I wonder if I am alone. I suspect not. First, a confession: Some of my earliest memories of a lifelong obsession with sports, growing up in Vegreville, Alta., were listening on a scratchy transistor radio to Bryan Hall's broadcasts of Edmonton Eskimos games on CJCA.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @SeanFitz_Gerald: Trouble with football: "... a mind-blowing turnover rate that chews up and spits out players like sunflower seeds." sports.nationalpost.com/2014/10/29/pro…

Oct 30, 2014

Trouble with football: "... a mind-blowing turnover rate that chews up and spits out players like sunflower seeds." sports.nationalpost.com/2014/10/29/pro…

Jian Ghomeshi accusations can’t be investigated until someone issues a complaint, police say

news.nationalpost.com — TORONTO - As the number of women alleging abuse at the hands of ex-CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi grew Thursday and his associates slowly backed away, Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair took the chance to remind women who have been victims of sexual assault to report that crime to police.
Oct 30, 2014

“When these crimes are committed, we need a complainant." Ghomeshi accusations mount. natpo.st/1wi8nI5

Jian Ghomeshi was accused of sexual violence in Twitter account named after his teddy bear - six months ago

news.nationalpost.com — It was a chilling detail in a story full of beyond-disturbing allegations against former CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi. In a Toronto Star article in which eight women accused the former Q host of acts of horrific violence, multiple women said that Ghomeshi introduced them his stuffed bear, Big Ears Teddy, and he turned the bear around before hitting or choking them.
Oct 30, 2014

Very disturbing & the mentioning of Carleton puts a pit in my stomach. Ghomeshi accused of sexual abuse 6 months ago natpo.st/1wNJndg

Oct 30, 2014

Updated story: Jian Ghomeshi says he will directly meet latest allegations. natpo.st/1wNJndg pic.twitter.com/UZOJfL6KFY

Oct 30, 2014

RT @nationalpost: Ghomeshi accused of sexual violence in Twitter account named after his teddy bear — months ago natpo.st/1wNJndg pic.twitter.com/w7TeCvkZ7z

Jian Ghomeshi accusations can’t be investigated without a complaint, police say

ww2.nationalpost.com — Jian Ghomeshi accusations can't be investigated until someone issues a complaint, police say Sarah BoesveldThursday, Oct. 30, 2014 Former CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi is at the centre of several abuse accusations - mostly from mostly anonymous women. None of the women, even those who have made their names public, have gone to police.
Oct 30, 2014

Note the "four levels of response" police in TO say they use in investigating sexual asst. cases. Interesting. ww2.nationalpost.com/m/wp/blog.html…

Burkina Faso’s president moves to extend his 27-year reign - protesters set fire to parliament

news.nationalpost.com — OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso - Protesters stormed Burkina Faso's parliament and set its main chamber ablaze Thursday in the most significant challenge ever to the president's 27-year rule in one of the world's poorest countries. The demonstrators wanted to a block a vote in parliament that would have allowed President Blaise Compaore to seek a fifth term.

Ten years into his career, Amir Johnson is the ‘heart and soul’ of the Raptors

sports.nationalpost.com — TORONTO - Amir Johnson watched the 2005 NBA Draft with his shirt off. It was the last year that the NBA would allow players to enter the draft straight out of high school. Eight prep players were selected in the first 49 picks: Martell Webster, Andrew Bynum, Gerald Green, C.J.

Raptors try to turn Jonas Valanciunas into a rebounding machine

sports.nationalpost.com — TORONTO - "Drag his arm down!" The order came out of the mouth of Toronto assistant coach Bill Bayno, the most experienced coach on Dwane Casey's staff. He was directing Jon Goodwillie, the Raptors' video co-ordinator, nicknamed "Six Nine" because he is, in fact, 6-foot-9.
Oct 30, 2014

From today, I wrote about a rebounding drill in which coaches tried to maim Jonas Valanciunas: sports.nationalpost.com/2014/10/30/rap…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @npsport: Raptors try to turn Jonas Valanciunas into a rebounding machine natpo.st/13nJdNo

Proving someone’s guilt is bloody difficult, and so it should be

ww2.nationalpost.com — Christie Blatchford on Jian Ghomeshi: Proving someone's guilt is bloody difficult, and so it should be Christie BlatchfordThursday, Oct. 30, 2014 Jian Ghomeshi in 2002. Glenn Lowson/National Post /Files If I were smart, I'd just shut up and stand by as the mob carries off Jian Ghomeshi to what increasingly appears may be his right and proper fate.
Oct 30, 2014

Christie Blatchford: Proving someone's guilt is bloody difficult, and so it should be ww2.nationalpost.com/m/wp/blog.html…

The lure of ghost tourism: Growing number of Canadians drawn to haunted hotels and eerie graveyard tours

news.nationalpost.com — Halifax's Five Fishermen restaurant is centrally located, is housed in a gorgeous 1817 heritage building and - according to its proprietors - its seafood fare is among the best in Nova Scotia. More importantly to some diners, though, is the fact that they can enjoy a gourmet meal in a place where mangled corpses once lay.
Oct 30, 2014

Business flagging? Say you're haunted! My story on ghost tourism: news.nationalpost.com/2014/10/30/the…

Jian Ghomeshi choked me: Trailer Park Boys actress Lucy DeCoutere publicly accuses CBC host

news.nationalpost.com — Four days after CBC host Jian Ghomeshi was fired amid accusations that he abused women, four more alleged victims have stepped forward, including actress Lucy DeCoutere, who portrays Lucy on Trailer Park Boys. In 2003, she alleged Mr. Ghomeshi slapped and choked her without warning after taking her home to his apartment.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @gillianburnett: Navigator confirms it's dropped #JianGhomeshi. This was the proverbial straw, it appears. vancouversun.com/life/Canadian+…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @joshvisser: CBC union now says a volunteer heard 'concerns' about Jian Ghomeshi from a CBC employee. @tomblackwellNP reports. news.nationalpost.com/2014/10/29/can…

Oct 30, 2014

CBC union now says a volunteer heard 'concerns' about Jian Ghomeshi from a CBC employee. @tomblackwellNP reports. news.nationalpost.com/2014/10/29/can…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @edmontonjournal: Lucy DeCoutere alleges Jian Ghomeshi slapped and choked her at his apartment edmjr.nl/13guGmE

Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman Morgan Rielly becoming the franchise player team predicted

sports.nationalpost.com — One of the best ways to waste a day is to revisit any draft year and - knowing what we know now - try and re-imagine the order. Would 2006 No. 1 pick Erik Johnson still be selected ahead of Jonathan Toews and Phil Kessel, who went third and fifth overall, respectively?