The sister-in-law of Hollywood star George Clooney is facing a drink-drinking charge, six years after she was convicted of a similar offence. Tala Alamuddin Le Tallec, 47, a Singapore permanent resident and older sister of human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, allegedly drove a BMW X5 while drunk in the early hours of May 14. She faces one charge each of drink driving, using a car without a Singapore Class 3 driving licence, driving without insurance, and taking the car without the owner's consent. Court documents said she was caught with 95 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath - more than twice the legal limit of 35 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. She is alleged to have committed the offences while driving the luxury SUV on Holland Road towards Ulu Pandan at about 2.30am on May 14. The identity of the owner of the BMW was not revealed in court. Documents submitted in court showed that Le Tallec was previously convicted of drink driving in Singapore on … [Read more...] about Sister-in-law of Hollywood star charged for drink driving here
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Sport Wallabies hooker Tolu Latu has been stood down by the New South Wales Waratahs pending a court appearance for drink driving and will face a code of conduct hearing, the Super Rugby team said on Tuesday. 21 May 2019 04:40PM Bookmark MELBOURNE: Wallabies hooker Tolu Latu has been stood down by the New South Wales Waratahs pending a court appearance for drink driving and will face a code of conduct hearing, the Super Rugby team said on Tuesday.Rugby Australia's integrity unit probed a media report last week that Latu was discovered sleeping in his vehicle in the east of the city and was found to have exceeded the legal limit of alcohol in his blood when tested by police.The New South Wales Rugby Union said it had stood down Latu until his court appearance on June 6 after he met with RA's integrity unit.NSW Rugby Union chief executive, Andrew Hore, said the organisation was "extremely" disappointed in Latu’s action but would support the 26-year-old."Tolu’s … [Read more...] about Wallabies hooker Latu stood down over drink driving charge
By Chris Klimek Opinion Emile Therien Opinion Tues., May 14, 2019 The Ontario government is looking at raising the speed limit on 400-series highways to 120 km/h. Chris Klimek, founder and director of advocacy group stop100.ca, argues this is a good idea, while Emile Therien, public health and safety advocate insists it is not. Speed limits should be apolitical and set by trained engineers. Public feedback is best solicited by observing the actual speeds drivers drive, using an engineering speed study. Engineers conduct a speed study and determine the speed not exceeded by a supermajority of drivers, known as the 85th percentile. This engineering guideline has been used around the world to set safe speed limits for about 70 years — with stellar results. More than 60 countries and states around the world post 120- and 130-km/h speed limits on their divided highways. Article Continued Below My organization, stop100.ca, obtained two sets of data showing … [Read more...] about Should Ontario raise speed limits on major highways?
By Linda McQuaig Columnist Wed., May 8, 2019 We can see Doug Ford is a man who is comfortable swinging an axe through some of our most cherished social programs. But to truly understand Ontario’s smiling premier — to look deep into his soul, as it were — we must consider why he is being so brutal. He insists he has no choice, that the Ontario’s mounting deficits force him to cut the province’s budgets for health care, education, child care, libraries, legal aid, student loans, flood control, tree planting and anything else that moves, grows or matters in our lives. (A similar claim of necessity was made by the debt-plagued New Zealand government in the 1990s when it ordered the shooting of a newborn hippo at the zoo, explaining it couldn’t afford to expand the pen.) Nevertheless, preventing debt from spiralling out of control sounds like a plausible explanation for Ford’s spending cuts — until one notices his tax … [Read more...] about Ford’s deficit hype conceals Ontario’s dirty secret
By The Canadian Press Mon., April 29, 2019 More military personnel are on their way to Ontario cottage country to provide support as the area grapples with ongoing flooding. Graydon Smith, mayor of Bracebridge, Ont., says 30 more military members will join the 60 that arrived the area on Sunday. Smith says the soldiers have been filling and delivering sandbags, as well as helping people flee flooded areas if needed. Smith had previously cautioned that flood waters are likely to keep rising thanks to additional rain expected later in the week. The Muskoka District has declared a state of emergency as spring runoff and heavy rainfalls drive water levels up to historic highs in parts of cottage country. Article Continued Below The district says the towns of Bracebridge, Huntsville and Muskoka Lakes Township have all declared local states of emergency of their own. The community of Minden Hills, east of the Muskoka area, has also declared a flooding emergency. … [Read more...] about More military members deploy to Ontario cottage country in response to flooding