Lawsuit claims video shows Bishop’s Falls guards assaulting unconscious inmate in dentist’s chair | Canada | News
An inmate at a central Newfoundland prison is filing multiple lawsuits, including against corrections officers and a Gander oral surgeon, following an incident that reportedly happened at the surgeon’s office.
The Telegram has learned the man — an inmate at Bishops Falls Corrections Centre whose name is not being made public yet — alleges he was medically sedated at the oral surgeon’s office last month, when a corrections officer was video-recorded performing a dental procedure on him.
The video is believed to have been taken by another corrections officer, while two dental assistants were in the room at one point of the procedure.
The two corrections officers, who took the inmate to the oral surgeon’s office for an undisclosed procedure, were recently escorted out of the Bishop’s Falls facility by RCMP officers, a source told The Telegram earlier this week.
On Tuesday, both the RCMP and the Justice Department turned down requests for comment.
“My first reaction was shock and disbelief. With all due respect to my client. I thought it was incomprehensible and thought maybe he misapprehended what had happened.”
However, when contacted by The Telegram Wednesday, St. John’s lawyer Bob Buckingham confirmed he has been retained to represent the inmate and will file the lawsuit “fairly quickly” on his behalf.
“I haven’t heard of this happening in recent times in Newfoundland,” Buckingham said.
He said the lawsuits will claim battery, assault and breach of trust against the corrections officers; professional negligence and a breach of contract against the oral surgeon and the oral surgeon’s office; breach of trust by the corrections services and the provincial government, as well as vicarious liability against the provincial government, as it is alleged to have happened while corrections officers were on duty.
Buckingham said his client was unconscious at the time of the alleged incident, having been medically sedated, and had no knowledge of what happened when he left the dentist’s office a short time later. He said he learned about it and the video later from corrections administration.
“He understands one of the corrections officers took a video of this, which made the rounds within corrections services,” said Buckingham, adding that both the corrections administration and the RCMP are in possession of the video.
Buckingham said he was appalled to hear what the inmate says happened to him.
“My first reaction was shock and disbelief,” he said. “With all due respect to my client, I thought it was incomprehensible and thought maybe he misapprehended what had happened.
“It’s a very difficult set of circumstances to believe, given a professional involving a dentist and corrections officers who were there for his protection, and the inmate being under medically induced sedation.
“But types of egregious breaches of trust do happen in our province,” added Buckingham, who also represents the family of Jonathan Henoche, an inmate who was killed in segregation at Her Majesty’s Penitentiary in November 2019, in lawsuits against the corrections officers, the prison and the provincial government.
EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: CONTAINS WHITE FLASHES
LISBON, PORTUGAL (NOVEMBER 13, 2020) (REUTERS – ACCESS ALL)
1. FRANCE COACH, DIDIER DESCHAMPS, WALKING ONTO PITCH WEARING A MASK
2. SQUAD WALKING ONTO PITCH FOR TEAM MEETING
3. FRANCE STRIKER, KYLIAN MBAPPE, STANDING ON PITCH WEARING A MASK FOR MEETING
4. DESCHAMPS AND COACHING STAFF
5. SQUAD HUDDLED ON PITCH IN MOMENT OF SILENCE
6. SQUAD BREAKING UP HUDDLE TO START TRAINING SESSION
7. TRAINER PUTTING BRACELET ON MBAPPE
8. SQUAD WARMING UP ON PITCH
9. FRANCE FORWARD, ANTOINE GRIEZMANN, WARMING UP
10. FRANCE MIDFIELDER, PAUL POGBA, DURING WARM UP
11. SQUAD WARMING UP ON PITCH
12. VARIOUS OF MBAPPE JOGGING ON PITCH APART FROM THE REST OF THE SQUAD (3 SHOTS)
13. GRIEZMANN WARMING UP
14. SQUAD WARMING UP AND PASSING BALLS
15. DESCHAMPS LOOKING AT PIECE OF PAPER
16. POGBA RUNNING
17. GOALKEEPERS TRAINING
18. VARIOUS OF SQUAD STRETCHING
19. MBAPPE RUNNING HIGH-KNEES APART FROM THE REST OF THE SQUAD
20. SQUAD STRETCHING IN MIDDLE OF PITCH IN EMPTY STADIUM
LISBON, PORTUGAL (NOVEMBER 13, 2020) (RTP – ACCESS ALL)
21. FRANCE COACH, DIDIER DESCHAMPS, WALKING INTO NEWS CONFERENCE
22. WHITE FLASH
23. (SOUNDBITE) (French) FRANCE COACH, DIDIER DESCHAMPS, ON MBAPPE, SAYING:
“He (Mbappe) will do the first part of the training session on his own, because he’s got specific work to do and we will see what happens. With him, like with other players, I will obviously wait to see how the training session goes today and we will look at the situation tomorrow morning to see how everyone is before making these decisions for tomorrow’s match.”
24. WHITE FLASH
25. (SOUNDBITE) (French) FRANCE COACH, DIDIER DESCHAMPS, ON FACING PORTUGAL, SAYING:
“Portugal is going to do everything to win the match, and so are we. It’s tough to predict what is going to happen. It is probably going to be similar to other matches we’ve had with two very solid, very strategic squads. We can start with intentions to control the ball, but that doesn’t guarantee success. But the intentions, both for Portugal and for us, will be there. We’ve not come here to suffer, but it is possible that at times we will. But every team, Portugal or any other squad among the best in Europe and in the world will try to have the ball and create problems for their opponents, but when you don’t have the ball, it’s also about being effective in defence. Both teams were very good in the match in October. So, we will see tomorrow.”
STORY: France striker Kylian Mbappe faces a late fitness test ahead of their Nations League A Group 3 clash away to Portugal, coach Didier Deschamps said on Friday (November 13).
The Paris St Germain forward missed Les Bleus’s 2-0 home defeat by Finland with a thigh injury that made his presence for the Portugal trip on Saturday uncertain.
“He’s going to do the first part of the training session tonight on his own and for him,
In recent weeks, Foo Fighters have been cryptically teasing a new album, but things got more clear last weekend when they performed on Saturday Night Live, premiered “Shame Shame,” and formally announced Medicine At Midnight. The studio version of the single was released after the SNL performance, and now they have debuted a new visual for the song. The black-and-white clip features the burning coffin with which fans became familiar through the advance teasers.
Back in February (about a year ahead of the album’s now-announced release date), Grohl said that the band had finished recording the record, saying, “We just finished making a record. Some of those songs, the best ones happen in 45 minutes. Then there’s other songs — there’s a riff on the new record I’ve been working on for 25 years. The first time I demoed it was in my basement in Seattle.” He also previously compared it to David Bowie, saying, “To me, it’s like our David Bowie’s Let’s Dance record. That’s what we wanted to make, ’cause we were like, ‘Yeah, let’s make this really up, fun record!’”
This isn’t the only new music Dave Grohl has in the pipeline, as he and his 10-year-old drum battle partner are working on a song together.
Watch the “Shame Shame” video above.
Medicine At Midnight is out 2/5/2021 via Roswell/RCA. Pre-order it here.
On MSNBC’s election night coverage Tuesday night, political analyst and Democratic strategist James Carville was full of optimism as he reassured the Democratic party that, despite President Donald Trump leading in many battleground states, everything was “going to be fine.”
“Every Democrat, just put the razor blades and the Ambien back in the medicine cabinet. We’re going to be fine,” stated Carville.
Carville went on saying that “Pennsylvania looks really good, we’re going to be fine in Wisconsin, I think a big surprise here is Georgia.”
Similar to Carville’s statement, former Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden made a statement after midnight saying, “we’re going to win this,” as it became clear that the presidential race was too close to call late Tuesday night. While the nation went to bed preparing to wait it out, possibly until Friday, Carville continued to express his optimism.
“I hoped that we would know earlier than we did. I think we’re going to be just fine. I’m very optimistic,” stated Carville. He continued, “People are rerunning the numbers, and we just have to hang in there, and we’re going to win this thing. I promise you. But just, you know, stay up the night, watch the returns. We’re doing a good job.”
“I do not have defeat on my mind. I have really good reasons to think that we’re going to be fine. I’ve talked to a lot of people tonight. It might take a little bit longer than we wanted, but everybody just hang in there. America’s coming back and I feel good about where we are,” assured Carville.
Finally, Carville told MSNBC’s Brian Williams and Rachel Maddow, “I’ve waited four years for this. I can wait another four days.”
MSNBC’s election night coverage aired Tuesday, November 3rd at 7 p.m. on MSNBC.
Watch CNN’s panel exploding after Trump makes unfounded claims about mail-in ballots in Pennsylvania:
Read more from Yahoo Entertainment:
A record surge of coronavirus cases in the United States is pushing hospitals to the brink of capacity and killing up to 1,000 people a day, according to the latest figures as of Friday.
“Things are very, very bad in the United States right now. We are having some of the largest outbreaks that we’ve had during the entire pandemic.”
Dr. Ashish Jha — Dean of the Brown University School of Public Health — says the current spike is different than in the spring
“It was localized to a few areas. It was localized in the Northeast or parts of the Midwest, but it wasn’t the whole nation. This surge is really happening in every region of the country, almost every single state. And we, of course, know so much more. And we saw this coming. We knew it was coming. And we still have not adequately prepared for it.”
The United States broke its single-day record for new coronavirus infections on Thursday, reporting over 91,000 new cases as 21 states reported their highest daily number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients since the pandemic started, according to a Reuters tally of publicly reported data.
U.S. President Donald Trump has repeatedly downplayed the virus, saying for weeks that the country is “rounding the turn,” as the virus sweeps states that will be crucial to next week’s presidential election, such as Ohio, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
The president’s oldest son also tried to minimize the crisis, telling Fox News on Thursday deaths have dwindled to ‘almost nothing,’ speaking on the same day more than 1,000 people died of COVID-19 in the United States.
The coronavirus — which has killed roughly 229,000 people in the United States and hammered the economy — has dominated the final days of the campaign.
Since overcoming his own COVID-19 infection, Trump has maintained a frenetic pace, holding up to three rallies a day with thousands of attendees despite concerns the events could spread the virus.
Biden has held smaller events, including “drive-in” rallies where supporters remain in their cars for safety.
– A record surge of coronavirus cases in the United States is pushing hospitals to the brink of capacity and killing up to 1,000 people a day, according to the latest figures as of Friday.
ASHISH JHA: Things are very, very bad in the United States right now. We are having some of the largest outbreaks that we’ve had during the entire pandemic.
– Dr. Ashish Jha, Dean of the Brown University School of Public Health, says the current spike is different than in the spring.
ASHISH JHA: It was localized to a few areas. It was localized in the Northeast. There were parts of the Midwest, but it wasn’t the whole nation.
This surge is really happening in every region of the country, almost every single state. And we, of course, know so much more, and we saw this coming. We knew it was coming, and we still have not
A new coronavirus outbreak at the White House involving Vice President Mike Pence’s staff comes as the United States reported a near-record number of new cases on Saturday (October 24).
The United States reported 79,852 new infections on Saturday, closeclose to the previous day’s record of 84,244 new cases. Hospitalizations are also rising and have hit a two-month high and deaths are also trending upwards, according to a Reuters tally.
Late on Saturday a spokesman for Pence said Marc Short, Pence’s chief of staff, had tested positive for the new coronavirus. Pence and his wife tested negative earlier in the day and the vice president will not alter his schedule as he campaigns ahead of the Nov. 3 election, the spokesman said.
Speaking to reporters in Detroit on Sunday (October 25), Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris said Pence should adhere to CDC guidelines to avoid contracting and possibly spreading the virus.
“I think what we have modeled the right and good behavior, and they should take our lead, you know,” Harris said.
Earlier in the month, two members of Harris’ staff also tested positive for coronavirus.
KAMALA HARRIS: Listen. He should be following the guidelines. We’re doing it. I think we have modeled the right and good behavior, and they should take our lead. They are admitting defeat. And I’ve been saying that, and Joe Biden has been saying that since the beginning. This is the greatest failure of any presidential administration in the history of America.
Here in Michigan alone, over 3,000 new cases just yesterday. This week alone, nationally we are breaking records for the number of people that are contracting a deadly virus. And this administration fails to take personal responsibility or responsibility in terms of leading the nation through this dangerous and deadly mass-casualty event. And that’s why they have forfeited their right to a second term in office.
Can’t find a leg extension machine? Rakul Preet Singh shows an alternative in her 4 am fitness video – fitness
Making us enter the week with rejuvenated enthusiasm for fitness is Bollywood diva Rakul Preet Singh’s latest workout video. Currently in Hyderabad, the actor was seen up and sweating at 4:57 am to burn calories sans excuses.
Taking to her Instagram handle, Rakul gave health freaks a sneak peek into her intense exercise session where she showed a perfect alternative if one can’t find a leg extension machine. Nailing the exercise routine, Rakul was seen using a bench for leg extension workout in the absence of a machine.
The video featured Rakul donning a blue printed tank top teamed with a pair of black tights having sheer detailing. Pulling back her hair in a high ponytail hairstyle to that they do not mess with her exercise routine, Rakul completed the athleisure dressing with a pair of black gloves to create resistance and a pair of black lace-up trainers.
Placing her hands firmly on the floor with her legs high up on the bench, Rakul worked on her quadriceps which is the large muscles of the front of the thigh. She captioned the video, “Excuses don’t burn calories (sic)” and we cannot agree more.
The quads are the biggest muscle in the human body and strong quads are important for a good posture, walking and squatting. The leg extension strengthens the quadriceps while also engaging the muscles in the core, butt, hips and lower legs.
It strengthens the patellar ligament and quadriceps attachment for the knee even as they are notoriously difficult to develop or tone. Bending and straightening the leg from the knee are the two basic movements of this exercise.
Follow more stories on Facebook and Twitter
Two trials involving coronavirus vaccine candidates are resuming. AstraZeneca has restarted the U.S. trial of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine, and Johnson & Johnson is set to resume its trial on Monday or Tuesday.
AstraZeneca said Friday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has deemed it safe to continue testing the vaccine. The company had to pause its U.S. trial last month after a report of a serious neurological illness in a participant in its trial in the UK.It is developing its vaccine with researchers at Oxford University.
Johnson & Johnson said Friday that the independent safety panel, the Data and Safety Monitoring Board, has recommended that it resume trial recruitment after finding no evidence that the vaccine caused a volunteer to fall ill. The company says it’s on track to produce trial data of the vaccines’ effectiveness by the end of this year or early 2021.
Both companies have contracts to supply vaccines to the U.S. and other governments if they are cleared by regulators.
– Two trials involving coronavirus vaccine candidates are resuming. AstraZeneca has restarted the US trial of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine, and Johnson & Johnson is set to resume its trial on Monday or Tuesday.
AstraZeneca said Friday, “The US Food and Drug Administration has deemed it safe to continue testing the vaccine.” The company had to pause its US trial last month after a report of a serious neurological illness in a participant in its trial in the UK. It is developing its vaccine with researchers at Oxford University.
Johnson & Johnson said Friday [? that, ?] “The independent safety panel, the Data and Safety Monitoring Board, has recommended that it resume trial recruitment after finding no evidence that the vaccine caused a volunteer to fall ill.” The company says it’s on track to produce trial data of the vaccine’s effectiveness by the end of this year or early 2021.
Both companies have contracts to supply vaccines to the US and other governments if they are cleared by regulators.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved Gilead’s antiviral drug remdesivir for treating patients hospitalized with COVID-19, making it the first and only drug approved for the disease in the United States.
Remdesivir, given intravenously, was one of the drugs used to treat President Donald Trump, who tested positive for the respiratory disease earlier this month.
The FDA’s formal approval came just hours before the president’s final debate with Democratic rival Joe Biden ahead of the Nov. 3 presidential election.
Trump’s seemingly dismissive approach to the coronavirus has clouded his re-election prospects, with polls showing Americans losing confidence in his ability to handle the pandemic.
Remdesivir has been available under an FDA emergency use authorization since May, after a study led by the National Institutes of Health showed it reduced hospital stays by five days.
However, the World Health Organization last week said its global trial of COVID-19 therapies found that the drug did not have a substantial effect on patients’ length of hospital stay or chances of survival.
At $3,120 for a five-day treatment course, remdesivir has become the standard of care for patients hospitalized with severe COVID-19 even though it has not been shown to improve survival.
Doctors have remained wary of using it in patients with less severe illness.
A volunteer in a clinical trial of the COVID-19 vaccine being developed by Astrazeneca and Oxford University has died in Brazil.
Brazil’s health authority said on Wednesday that although the volunteer had died, the trial would continue.
So far 8,000 people have been given the first dose of the vaccine in six cities in Brazil, which is grappling with one of the world’s worst outbreaks of the disease.
A source familiar with the matter told Reuters that the volunteer who had died was likely to have been part of a control group that did not receive the COVID-19 vaccine, suggesting that the volunteer was instead given a meningitis jab.
Oxford University confirmed that testing would continue, adding that after careful assessment: ‘There have been no concerns about the safety of the clinical trial.’
But AstraZeneca declined to comment immediately.
This follows a pause in the trials of the vaccine last month when a patient in the UK fell ill. The trial resumed days later but is still on hold in the U.S.
Also on Wednesday, Brazil’s President said their federal government would not buy the vaccine from China’s Sinovac, contradicting what his health minister said the day before, that it would be included in the nation’s immunization program.
Brazil has the second deadliest outbreak of the coronavirus, after the United States, with more than 154-thousand people killed.
– A volunteer in the trial of the COVID-19 vaccine being developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University has died in Brazil. Brazil’s health authority said on Wednesday that although the volunteer had died, the trial would continue.
So far, 8,000 people have been given the first dose of the vaccine in six cities in Brazil, which is grappling with one of the world’s worst outbreaks of the disease.
A source familiar with the matter told Reuters that the volunteer who died was likely to have been part of a control group that did not receive the COVID-19 vaccine, suggesting that the volunteer was instead given a meningitis jab.
Oxford University confirmed that testing would continue, adding that after careful assessment, quote, “there have been no concerns about the safety of the clinical trial.” But AstraZeneca declined to comment immediately. This follows a pause in trials of the vaccine last month when a patient in the UK fell ill. The trial resumed days later, but it’s still on hold in the US.
– [NON-ENGLISH SPEECH]
Also on Wednesday Brazil’s president said the federal government would not buy the vaccine from China’s Sinovac, contradicting what his health minister said the day before, that it would be included in the nation’s immunization program.
Brazil has the second-deadliest outbreak of the coronavirus after the United States, with more than 154,000 people killed.