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Toronto Police Will No Longer Charge First Time Shoplifters

The Toronto Police are trying to focus more of their attention on serious offenders and less on minor offenses.

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In a new pilot program called, Shop Theft, Toronto Police will no longer criminally charge first time shoplifters.

The program intends to allow Shopping Mall Security Guards to apprehend possible suspects of shoplifting. The security guard would call Toronto Police giving them all of their information.

Offenders must be at least 18 years old or older, have identification on them, be accused of stealing less than $1,000 worth of items, and be considered non-violent to not be charged their first attempt. If it is their first attempt they get let off with a warning, the second attempt will most likely result in an arrest.

The program has a 90-day testing period until the results will prove if the program should expand to more districts. The six-month pilot will run in divisions 51 and 52.

This year, Toronto had 16,667 shoplifting incidents reported to Toronto police as of Oct. 30

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Trump’s Aide May Go To Jail After “Doing It For The Gram”

“I don’t be on the ‘Gram goin’ ham, Givin’ information to the pork, that’s all spam,” – Jay-Z

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A federal judge has issued a new order hauling Trump advisor Roger Stone back to court for possibly violating a gag order by speaking about the case on Instagram.

Robert Mueller notified federal judge, Judge Amy Berman Jackson, that President Donald Trumps friend, Roger Stone, was in violation of the judge’s strict gag order due to an Instagram post.

Roger Stone is barred from criticizing Mueller’s team under a gag imposed on Feb. 21 after an Instagram image was posted of Amy Jackson’s face next to a rifle scope.

According to MSNBC correspondent, Ari Melber, it is now more likely that Stone will go to jail. The judge has already jailed another former Trump aide (Paul Manafort) for similar offenses.

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‪Embassy Of Canada To Japan Appointed Alessia Cara As Study In Canada Goodwill Ambassador For 2018‬

Over 10,000 Japanese people per year obtain study permits to study in Canada.

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This year, 2018, marks the 90th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Canada and Japan. In commemoration of the 90th anniversary, the Embassy of Canada to Japan appointed Alessia Cara as Study in Canada Goodwill Ambassador for 2018

Alessia Cara is a 22 year old recording artist from Brampton, Ontario. She has received several accolades since starting her music career including the 2018 Grammy Best New Artist Award, 2016 Breakthrough Artist of the Year Award to the MTV Video Music Awards, the Canadian Music Awards and then the Radio Disney Music Award.

In January 1928, Japan and Canada reached an agreement to establish diplomatic relations.

The Canada–Japan relationship is based on shared values: the promotion of human rights, a commitment to democracy and respect for the rule of law. Japan and Canada have established deep economic, political and cultural ties, and the two countries continue to work on various issues at different multilateral forums.

Alessia’s second studio album, The Pains of Growing, will be out November 30th.

About Study in Canada

• Study in Canada takes many different forms—study at junior high and high schools, colleges, universities, language schools or other places. It is said that over 10,000 Japanese people per year obtain study permits to study in Canada for over 6 months. That does not include the vast majority of people who study for less than 6 months. Statistics from Languages Canada indicate that about 20,000 Japanese are in Canada studying the country’s official languages, English and French.

http://www.languagescanada.ca/web/default/files/LC_2016_SurveyReport_ENG_ExecutiveSummary.pdf

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Houston Mayor Honors Travis Scott Naming November 18th “Astroworld Day” In The City Of Houston

Astroworld Day will be celebrated in Houston, Texas on November 18th.

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After 40,000 fans came out to celebrate Travis Scott and the Astroworld Festival, Travis Scott met with Mayor Sylvester Turner in front of dozens of students from various schools and organization.

Mayor Turner presented Travis Scott with a public proclamation that recognizes him as a Houston ambassador for the arts, education, and youth initiatives.

It was at this meeting that the Mayor Turner also publicly announced that from this day forward, Astroworld Day would be recognized in Houston, Texas on November 18, 2018.

Scott thanked his fans for their support, the city of Houston, Texas, and his experiences at the “Six Flags Astroworld” before it shut down.

“I love y’all and thank you, mayor of this, I’m going to make this my everyday goal to come back and deliver every time,”

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