The Daily Populous

Wednesday June 8th, 2022 day edition

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A pastor at one of Canada’s largest megachurches has been arrested and charged with sexual assault by Hamilton police after an external investigation concluded he allegedly abused his power and sexually harassed a parishioner.

Bruxy Cavey, a teaching pastor at The Meeting House in Oakville, had confirmed his resignation in a Mar.

8 blog post acknowledging the investigation, saying: “at the core of these allegations there is truth.”.

According to a press release from the Hamilton Police Service, Cavey will appear in court on June 27.

Cavey, who is in his late 50s, was placed on leave at the end of last year as the church board investigated an allegation of sexual misconduct.

Danielle Strickland, a teaching pastor at the church, had also resigned earlier this year “in solidarity with the victim.”

Correction — June 7, 2022: This article was edited to correct that some events happened in March, not last week. »

IBM begins laying off its entire Russian workforce

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The wind-down means that IBM will also terminate the employment of its Russia-based workforce.

IBM has a number of high-profile customers in Russia, including federal banks, energy companies and Russian Railways.

But since March, the company has stopped providing “goods, parts, software, services, consulting and technology” to Russian companies, according to Reuters. »

New York Passes Bill to Ban the Sale of Dogs, Cats, and Rabbits in Pet Stores

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The New York State Legislature passed a bill on Friday that, when signed into law, will ban pet stores in the state from selling dogs, cats, and rabbits.

The Puppy Mill Pipeline Bill aims to "stop the flow of cruelly bred puppies into New York," according to a press release from the ASPCA.

"Shutting down the puppy mill pipeline will help stop retail sellers and commercial breeders from engaging in — and profiting from — unconscionable brutality.". »

E3 video game convention will return in 2023, says parent company

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It’s June, which in nearly any pre-2020 year would mean a cavalcade of new video game announcements with a loud red-and-yellow “E3” logo slapped on them.

Despite a dire stretch, the organizing body behind E3, the Entertainment Software Association, says it hasn’t thrown in the towel just yet.

Since 1995, the Los Angeles-based convention has served as the video game industry’s annual epicenter for major product announcements. »

Three abortion activists strip to underwear in protest during Joel Osteen church service

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Three abortion activists stripped down to their underwear in protest to interrupt a Sunday service at pastor Joel Osteen's Texas megachurch.

The video footage of the protest quickly went viral over Twitter and the 11 a.m. service's live stream has since been taken down.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Abortion activists strip to underwear in Joel Osteen church service. »