Archive for May, 2016

Hunter Tootoo resigns as Fisheries minister, leaves Liberal caucus

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016:

Nunavut MP Hunter Tootoo has resigned from his position as minister of fisheries, oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, according to a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office. The release says Tootoo will be taking time to seek treatment for addiction issues. Dominic Leblanc will assume the role of minister of fisheries, oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, in addition to being government House leader. Tootoo became the second Inuk to be appointed as a senior cabinet minister after defeating Conservative Leona Aglukkaq in the 2015 federal election. He had previously served as an MLA and a cabinet minister in the Nunavut Legislature. Source link Read More →

Alabama's Nick Saban wants a college football commissioner

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016:

DESTIN, Fla. (AP) — Alabama coach Nick Saban wants a college football commissioner. Speaking at the Southeastern Conference annual meetings Tuesday, Saban said satellite camps are “bad for college football.” The Crimson Tide coach added “there needs to be somebody that looks out for what’s best for the game, not what’s best for the Big Ten or what’s best for the SEC or what’s best for Jim Harbaugh, but what’s best for the game of college football — the integrity of the game, the coaches, the players and the people that play it. That’s bigger than all of this.” Saban […] Read More →

Ex-Army Sniper Gets 20-Year Sentence in Murder-for-Hire Scheme

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016:

A former United States Army sergeant with the nickname Rambo who assembled a team to kill a federal drug agent and a government informer was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Tuesday in Manhattan. The Army veteran, Joseph M. Hunter, 51, had worked as a sniper instructor and senior drill sergeant and was honorably discharged in 2004 after two decades. But a few years later, prosecutors said, he went to work as a mercenary for a shadowy South African businessman, helping to orchestrate murders and other violence before becoming ensnared in a sting operation run by the United States […] Read More →

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