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No charges for Halifax police after man found unconscious in cells: SiRT

Nova Scotia s Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT) have cleared Halifax Regional Police (HRP) of any wrongdoing after a man was found unconscious in one of the department s cells last summer.READ MORE: SiRT investigating after man found unconscious in Halifax jail cell[1]According to a report released Thursday by SiRT, police arrested a 47-year-old man around 9:30 p.m. on Aug. 22, 2016. The man was taken into custody on the grounds of the Nova Scotia Hospital for being intoxicated in a public place after he was observed acting oddly and aggressively towards an employee and security guards at the hospital.The man was taken to HRP headquarters and placed in a cell at 10:25 p.m. The report says a routine check by officers found the man unconscious 17 minutes later, after he attempted to hang himself with his sweater.SiRT says their investigation revealed that while the man was acting oddly, he was not overly intoxicated and gave no indication he was depressed or considering taking his own life.As as result, SiRT says that the officers responsible for the care of the man followed reasonable procedures and performed the usual prisoner checks in accordance with their standard practice and that there are no grounds to consider any charges against police.The report says that the man s condition initially was very dire and although he has now recovered significantly, he continues to suffer from a serious brain injury.The Serious Incident Response Team is responsible for investigating all serious incidents involving police in Nova Scotia.Follow @NatashaPace[3]


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A Drunk Ed Sheeran Clocked Justin Bieber In The Face With A Golf Club

By Shakiel Mahjouri. 54 mins ago

Ouch, that s gotta hurt. Ed Sheeran revealed he once smashed Justin Bieber across the face with a golf club. No, this was not over royalties or something out of Celebrity Deathmatch just two friends and a lot of booze. Sheeran told The Guardian[1] of the time he and the Canadian singer made some poor yet hilarious decisions at a dive bar in Japan. Bieber rarely bothers to justify his wild shenanigans, so it shouldn t come as too much of a surprise that the sober star challenged a drunk Sheeran to hit a golf ball out of Bieber s mouth! We d been out to a dive bar. He just drank water and I got hammered, Sheeran, 26, explained.

RELATED: Ed Sheeran Performs Shape Of You With Classroom Instruments On Tonight Show [2]

Then we went to a golf course, and he lay on the floor and put a golf ball in his mouth and told me to hit it out of his mouth. I was like, F**k, I need to aim this properly, and I swung.

And if you expected things to go smoothly, you ve probably never asked someone to tee off on your face. You know in films when someone gets punched, and you hear that fake sound, like a slap? But in real life when someone gets punched, you hear that dull thud, a bit sickening? I heard a sound like the last one, Sheeran revealed. Bieber s security guard was shocked by the scene, as was Sheeran himself. I d cracked Justin Bieber right in the cheek with a golf club That was one of those What the f**? moments. The two singers have had a budding relationship for years, with Sheeran penning several of Bieber s songs including Love Yourself .

RELATED: Ed Sheeran Crashes Katy Perry s Radio Interview[3]

As for the beer, Sheeran has decided to crack down but not because he cracked Bieber in the skull. The + x and singer admitted to losing a ton of weight after cutting beer out of his diet following his year-long hiatus. I ve lost like 50 pounds, he said during an interview with The Breakfast Club[4] radio show. That was it, it was the beer. Speaking of Sheeran s celebrity friends, he also revealed when Taylor Swift would drop new music. In a one-on-one with the BBC[5], Sheeran said he expects the Bad Blood songstress to release new music towards the end of 2017. Taylor [Swift] isn t going to be releasing until probably the end of this year Christmas is the smartest time to release because that s when everyone buys records.

Busy times are ahead for the English singer-songwriter. Backed by two hit singles, Castle on the Hill and chart-topping Shape of You , Sheeran s third studio album will drop on Friday, March 3.


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Trump tower in Vancouver a beacon of racism, intolerance and bullying: city Councillor

VANCOUVER When developer Joo Kim Tiah announced in 2013 that his spiralling skyscraper project in Vancouver would bear Donald Trump s name, the main controversy was whether the glitzy luxury hotel was at odds with the city s reputation as a home of casual yoga-pants-wearing types.A lot has changed since then.Vancouver s Trump International Hotel and Tower has transformed into a potent symbol of Trump s candidacy and presidency, observers say. Protests over U.S. policy inevitably end up on its doorstep and provincial and city politicians have said the Trump name doesn t represent Vancouver.READ MORE: Trump family to attend Vancouver Trump Tower grand opening this month[2] It s more than a beacon of racism, said Coun. Kerry Jang, who has urged the developer to drop the Trump brand. It s a beacon of intolerance. It s a beacon of sexism and bullying. That s just not Vancouver. The $360-million hotel and condominium development, with a unique twisting design by late architect Arthur Erickson, had a soft launch last month. Protests are being planned on social media to greet Trump s sons, Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump, at the grand opening Feb. 28.Tiah, the president and CEO of Holborn Group, is the son of one of Malaysia s wealthiest businessmen. The Trump Organization does not own the tower, but licensed its name for branding and marketing, while the Trump Hotel Collection operates the 147-room hotel.READ MORE: Vancouver s Trump Tower is officially open for business[3] Trump Tower In Vancouver A Beacon Of Racism, Intolerance And Bullying: City Councillor


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