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Barcelona beats Lyon to win a third Women’s Champions League title in four years

BILBAO, Spain (AP) — Barcelona ended its losing streak against Lyon to clinch its third Women’s Champions League title in four years on Saturday. World player of the year Aitana […]

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Barcelona beats Lyon to win a third Women
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Barcelona beats Lyon to win a third Women's Champions League title in four years

BILBAO, Spain (AP) — Barcelona ended its losing streak against Lyon to clinch its third Women’s Champions League title in four years on Saturday.

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Winnipeg Free Press

Barcelona beats Lyon to win a third Women’s Champions League title in four years

BILBAO, Spain (AP) — Barcelona ended its losing streak against Lyon to clinch its third Women’s Champions League title in four years on Saturday. World player of the year Aitana […]

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Brandon Sun

Hintz, Henrique both game-time decisions with Oilers looking to take 2-0 lead in WCF

Dallas Stars top-line centre Roope Hintz and Edmonton Oilers forward Adam Henrique are both expected to take part in warm-ups Saturday ahead of Game 2 of the Western Conference final. […]

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Village Report

Hintz, Henrique both game-time decisions with Oilers looking to take 2-0 lead in WCF

DALLAS — Dallas Stars top-line centre Roope Hintz and Edmonton Oilers forward Adam Henrique are both expected to take part in warm-ups Saturday ahead of Game 2 of the Western Conference final.

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Winnipeg Free Press

Hintz, Henrique both game-time decisions with Oilers looking to take 2-0 lead in WCF

Dallas Stars top-line centre Roope Hintz and Edmonton Oilers forward Adam Henrique are both expected to take part in warm-ups Saturday ahead of Game 2 of the Western Conference final. […]

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CityNews Halifax

Republican-appointed University of Wisconsin regent refuses to step down when term ends

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A conservative University of Wisconsin regent says he won’t step down when his term ends this month. Then-Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican, appointed Robert Atwell to the Boar ...
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A conservative University of Wisconsin regent says he won’t step down when his term ends this month.

Then-Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican, appointed Robert Atwell to the Board of Regents in May 2017. His seven-year term ends this month.

Atwell sent an email to Universities of Wisconsin President Jay Rothman, regents President Karen Walsh and regents Executive Director Megan Wasley on Monday saying he won’t step down until he chooses to resign or the state Senate confirms a successor.

The state Supreme Court ruled in 2022 that political appointees don’t have to leave their posts until the Senate confirms their successor. Atwell said in his email that Assembly Speaker Robin Vos reminded him that he could remain in his position on the regents.

Democratic Gov. Tony Evers has yet to announce Atwell’s successor. Evers’ spokesperson, Britt Cudaback, did not immediately respond to a request for comment Saturday. Neither did UW system spokesperson Mark Pitsch.

Atwell said he hoped that his “temporary continuation” as regent will support communication between legislators and the regents.

He also complained in the email that the UW system’s financial reporting is weak and took issue with UW studies that conclude that system graduates earn more because they attended a UW school are “shallow, inaccurate and highly insulting to parents, the students themselves and to the community institutions who also help form young people.”

He also complained that no one has ever answered his questions about how many faculty and staff quit or were fired because they defied the system’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

Atwell is one of two Walker-appointed regents who remain on the board. The other is Cris Peterson. Her term expires in May 2025.

The Associated Press

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Winnipeg Free Press

Republican-appointed University of Wisconsin regent refuses to step down when term ends

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A conservative University of Wisconsin regent says he won’t step down when his term ends this month. Then-Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican, appointed Robert Atwell to […]

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Global News

London, Ont. councillor draws back proposed curfew for gas-powered lawn equipment

In a statement posted to social media Saturday, London, Ont., Ward 11 Coun. Skylar Franke said she would be withdrawing her lawnmower curfew motion from the June 4 council meeting.

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Greenstone OPP investigating sudden death
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Greenstone OPP investigating sudden death

On November 18, 2023, members of the Greenstone OPP Detachment responded to the report of a deceased individual near Highway 11 in Long Lake 58 First Nation.

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Winnipeg Free Press

Govan rips 3-run homer as Baylor tops Florida 5-2 in Gainesville Super Regional to force 3rd game

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Shaylon Govan hit a three-run home run, RyLee Crandall shut down fourth-seed Florida and Baylor forced a deciding third game in the Gainesville Super Regional with […]

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CTV News

Three dead after vehicle leaves road in Shediac: N.B. RCMP

Three people have died after a vehicle veered off the road in Shediac N.B., Friday morning.

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Woman Robbed and Assaulted During ATM Holdup in Mount Pearl
VOCM

Woman Robbed and Assaulted During ATM Holdup in Mount Pearl

Police are investigating a frightening incident in Mount Pearl early this morning. They say a woman was robbed while using an ATM on Commonwealth Avenue shortly after midnight. The woman was also assa ...
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Police are investigating a frightening incident in Mount Pearl early this morning.

They say a woman was robbed while using an ATM on Commonwealth Avenue shortly after midnight.

The woman was also assaulted during the confrontation but police did not elaborate on the extent of her injuries, the amount of cash taken, or the bank in question.

The male suspect fled the scene before police could get there.

He’s described as about five feet, eight inches tall with a slender build and light brown hair, and was wearing light-coloured pants.

Police are appealing to the public for any video or other information that might help them solve the crime.

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CBC Saskatchewan

Moose Jaw Warriors comeback falls short against Saginaw in 1st game at Memorial Cup

The Moose Jaw Warriors staged a big comeback but fell just short in a 5-4 loss to the host Saginaw Spirit Friday night, in their first game at the Memorial Cup. ...
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The Moose Jaw Warriors staged a big comeback but fell just short in a 5-4 loss to the host Saginaw Spirit Friday night, in their first game at the Memorial Cup.

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VOCM

Dinn Extends Best Wishes to Retiring Health Minister

NDP Leader Jim Dinn is offering his best wishes to retiring MHA Tom Osborne. Dinn says the most important role for any member of the House of Assembly is to be the voice and representative of your co ...
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NDP Leader Jim Dinn is offering his best wishes to retiring MHA Tom Osborne.

Dinn says the most important role for any member of the House of Assembly is to be the voice and representative of your constituents, and Minister Osborne had the ability to consistently earn the confidence of his constituents over a 28 year career.

That longevity speaks for itself says Dinn.

Dinn says whether it was under the PCs or as the Speaker of the House or as a member of the Liberal Party, Osborne put his constituents first.

He extended his wishes for a happy retirement to Osborne and thanked him for his contributions in the House of Assembly over the decades.

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J.H. Tabaret statue at uOttawa vandalized
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J.H. Tabaret statue at uOttawa vandalized

The statue of J.H. Tabaret at the University of Ottawa (uOttawa) has been vandalized, as a picture taken by CTV News shows orange paint sprayed all over it.

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York Region Police seek witnesses after Richmond Hill theatre shootings
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York Region Police seek witnesses after Richmond Hill theatre shootings

York Regional Police are seeking witnesses after a series of shootings outside a cinema north of Toronto.Police say video surveillance from 2:30 a.m. Friday shows a suspect in a dark SUV firing multip ...
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York Regional Police are seeking witnesses after a series of shootings outside a cinema north of Toronto.

Police say video surveillance from 2:30 a.m. Friday shows a suspect in a dark SUV firing multiple shots toward the entrance of the theatre at East Beaver Creek Road and Highway 7 in Richmond Hill, Ont., before fleeing.

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Winnipeg Free Press

Globe-trotting archeologist who drew comparisons to Indiana Jones dies at age 94

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Schuylar Jones, a globe-trotting American adventurer whose exploits drew comparisons to iconic movie character Indiana Jones, has died. He was 94. Jones’ stepdaughter, Cas ...
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CityNews Halifax

Globe-trotting archeologist who drew comparisons to Indiana Jones dies at age 94

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Schuylar Jones, a globe-trotting American adventurer whose exploits drew comparisons to iconic movie character Indiana Jones, has died. He was 94. Jones’ stepdaughter, Cas ...
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Schuylar Jones, a globe-trotting American adventurer whose exploits drew comparisons to iconic movie character Indiana Jones, has died. He was 94.

Jones’ stepdaughter, Cassandra Da’Luz Vieira-Manion, posted on her Facebook page that Jones died on May 17. She said she had been taking care of him for the last six years and “truly thought he might live forever.”

“He was a fascinating man who lived a lot of life around the world,” she wrote.

Da’Luz Vieira-Manion didn’t immediately respond to messages from The Associated Press on Saturday.

Jones grew up around Wichita, Kansas. His younger sister, Sharon Jones Laverentz, told the Wichita Eagle that her brother had visited every U.S. state before he was in first grade thanks to their father’s job supplying Army bases with boots.

He wrote in an autobiography posted on Edinburgh University’s website that he moved to Paris after World War II, where he worked as a photographer. He also spent four years in Africa as a freelance photographer. In his 1956 book “Under the African Sun,” he tells of surviving a helicopter crash in a marketplace in In Salah, Algeria, the Wichita Eagle reported. After the helicopter crashed he discovered he was on fire; gale-force winds had reignited the ashes in his pipe.

“Camels bawled and ran, scattering loads of firewood in all directions,” Jones wrote. “Children, Arabs and veiled women either fled or fell full length in the dust. Goats and donkeys went wild as the whirling, roaring monster landed in their mist … weak with relief, the pilot and I sat in the wreckage of In Salah’s market place and roared with laughter.”

He later moved to Greece, where he supported himself by translating books from German and French to English. He decided to drive through India and Nepal in 1958. He said he fell in love with Afghanistan during the trip and later enrolled at Edinburgh to study anthropology.

“He was more interested in the people and cultures he was finding than he was in photography and selling those,” his son, archeologist Peter Jones, told the Wichita Eagle.

After graduating he returned to Afghanistan and began study natives living in the country’s remote eastern valleys. He parlayed that research into a doctorate at Oxford University and went on to become a curator and later director at that university’s Pitt Rivers Museum. Upon retirement, he was awarded the Commander of the Order of the British Empire award, one step below knighthood.

Similarities between Jones and George Lucas’ Henry “Indiana” Jones Jr. character are striking. Aside from the name and the family business — Indy’s father, Henry Sr., was an archaeologist, just like Schuyler Jones’ son, Peter, are archeologists — they were both adept at foreign languages and wore brown fedoras.

And like Indy, Schuylar Jones believed artifacts belonged in museums, Da’Luz Vieiria-Manion told the Wichita Eagle. Eric Cale, executive director of the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum, told the newspaper that Jones permanently donated his grandfather’s artifacts to the museum. Jones wrote in his 2007 book “A Stranger Abroad” that he wanted to find the Ark of Covenant and donate it to a museum, which is exactly what Indy accomplished in “Raiders of the Lost Ark” — at least until the U.S. government seized the relic and hid it away again at the end of the movie.

Pat O’Connor, a publisher who worked with Jones, told the newspaper that Jones had a “low tolerance” for slow-witted and pretentious people.

“I’ve never met a man so talented and capable and at the same time approachable,” O’Connor said. “But if you transgressed . . . by trying to present yourself as somewhat above your station intellectually, then that is the end.”

Jones wrote in “A Stranger Abroad” that he first heard of Indy in the 1980s when a museum director in Madras asked him if he was the real-life version. He wrote that he had no idea what she was talking about, but later thought the comparison was driving more students to attend his lectures at Oxford.

Jones was married twice, first to Lis Margot Sondergaard Rasmussen, and then to Da’Luz Vieria-Manion’s mother, Lorraine, who died in 2011. He later began a relationship with actress Karla Burns, who died in 2021, the Wichita Eagle reported.

He is survived by his son, three daughters, a sister, six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild, the newspaper reported.

Todd Richmond, The Associated Press

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Winnipeg Free Press

Violence mars French Cup final as Lyon and PSG ultras clash before game

LILLE, France (AP) — Lyon and Paris Saint-Germain supporters clashed on a highway leading to the venue of the French Cup final a few hours before kickoff on Saturday. Supporters […]

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CBC News Brunswick

3 dead near Shediac after vehicle plunges down embankment

Three died Saturday when their vehicle went down a 30-metre embankment Shediac, N.B., on Saturday. ...
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Three died Saturday when their vehicle went down a 30-metre embankment Shediac, N.B., on Saturday.

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NTV

RCMP stops several impaired drivers in the Conception Bay North region

On May 18, police received a call just after 11:00 p.m. from a member of the public, reporting a possibly impaired driver in the Bay Roberts area. Police located the vehicle and conducted a traffic st ...
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On May 18, police received a call just after 11:00 p.m. from a member of the public, reporting a possibly impaired driver in the Bay Roberts area. Police located the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop on Water Street. The driver, a 20-year-old female from Conception  Bay South, displayed signs of impairment and was arrested. She was taken back to the Bay Roberts RCMP Detachment where breath samples confirmed her impairment, over twice the legal limit. The woman was charged with impaired operation and will appear in court at a later date.

On May 19, Harbour Grace RCMP received a report from the public of an unknown person intoxicated in a vehicle in the community. Police attended the scene and located a 27-year-old Bay Roberts man passed out in the driver’s seat of the vehicle. Drug and drug paraphernalia were also observed in the vehicle. The man was arrested for impaired driving and taken to Carbonear General Hospital where blood samples were taken to confirm his impairment. The incident remains under investigation pending results of the blood analysis.

On May 21, Bay St. George RCMP observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed, over 110 km/hr in a 50 km/hr zone, near the community of Point au Mal. Police conducted a traffic stop and the driver showed signs of impairment. A roadside breath test was administered and the 24-year-old male driver failed. He was returned to the detachment where breath samples confirmed his impairment. The man was charged with impaired operation and will appear in court at a later date to answer to impaired driving charges.

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NTV

Two assault investigations ongoing following recent high school parties

As the school year nears an end, the RNC is encouraging end-of-year party goers to celebrate graduation without alcohol and drugs. Police say unsupervised parties, including field parties, are unsa ...
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As the school year nears an end, the RNC is encouraging end-of-year party goers to celebrate graduation without alcohol and drugs.

Police say unsupervised parties, including field parties, are unsafe for everyone. The RNC has two assault investigations ongoing related to high school parties last weekend.

Parents are encouraged to speak to their celebrating students about the dangers in attending such events and to make alternative arrangements for them to celebrate responsibly. Parents should:

  • Know where their teens will be
  • Have frequent check-in times throughout the night
  • Let your teen know they can call you for help
  • Establish a code word to signal help is needed.

The RNC is wishing all graduates a fun and safe experience. Celebrating youth are reminded to:

  • Never drive impaired
  • Never accept a ride from someone who has been drinking or using drugs
  • Stay with a buddy
  • Have a cell phone with you at all times and ensure that it is charged
  • Make sure an adult knows where you are and how to reach you
  • Call 911 if you or someone you know is in danger.

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CBC

Amusement park fire in western India kills at least 20, police say

A massive fire broke out Saturday in an amusement park in Gujarat state in western India, leaving at least 20 people dead, police said. ...
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A massive fire broke out Saturday in an amusement park in Gujarat state in western India, leaving at least 20 people dead, police said.

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‘Crime of vengeance’: Saskatchewan RCMP say witnesses key to solving brutal slaying
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‘Crime of vengeance’: Saskatchewan RCMP say witnesses key to solving brutal slaying

Mounties suspected Tiki Laverdiere was dead before her burned, bludgeoned body was found wrapped in a carpet under rocks in a Saskatchewan pond in the summer of 2019. She was a 25-year-ol ...
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Mounties suspected Tiki Laverdiere was dead before her burned, bludgeoned body was found wrapped in a carpet under rocks in a Saskatchewan pond in the summer of 2019.

She was a 25-year-old mother of two.

Her death launched five years of investigation and prosecutions, revealing a story of suspicion, drugs, booze and revenge, climaxing in one long night of torture.

Ten people were eventually convicted, with the final cases recently wrapped in court, freeing up documents that had been under a publication ban.

The savagery of the crime helped clear the path for investigators, said Supt. Joshua Graham, head of the Saskatchewan RCMP major crimes unit.

“When you have something like this, something so brutal, people became very self-interested as they were looking at life in jail and very serious ramifications,” Graham said. 

“I think that’s just the brutal nature of this … people were a little more forthcoming with what they knew.”

North Battleford is a city of nearly 14,000 in northwest Saskatchewan, not far from the Alberta boundary. It was where Laverdiere spent her last days in April 2019.

Court documents reveal how the killing was shaped by events three weeks earlier, in or around Edmonton, when Laverdiere’s friend Tristen Cook-Buckle was killed.

His family was told he was beaten, stabbed and shot in the head before his body and the vehicle he was in were set on fire. 

The death was devastating for his mother, Nicole Cook. Together, she and Laverdiere travelled from Edmonton to Thunderchild First Nation near North Battleford for the funeral.

By then suspicions were forming. What did Laverdiere know? Did she have something to do with killing Cook-Buckle?

The documents say one person who wanted answers was Soaring Eagle Whitstone, a relative who was also the head – formal title, “Queen” – of a street gang.

Whitstone considered Cook-Buckle one of her grandchildren.

Whitstone told his mother that Laverdiere was involved in the killing and had “messed with the wrong family,” say the documents.

Three nights later, at the home of one of Cook’s relatives in North Battleford, after days of drinking and drug use, Whitstone took action. The documents detail what happened, and what witnesses heard.

“All right my soldiers,” Whitstone said, and gang members moved in, punching Laverdiere so hard in the face her nose split.

As the blows came down, Cook yelled that Laverdiere knew more than she was telling.

The groupleft the home and went to Whitstone’s place, marching their bloodied, shoeless victim with them.

“Hostage in the house!” Whitstone yelled as they hauled Laverdiere inside, tied her to a chair and continued to beat her.

Laverdiere was ordered to write down what she knew about Cook-Buckle’s death. The note was never found.

The documents say the beating continued until neighbours complained about the noise.

Laverdiere was then taken to a third and final house, hustled down to the basement, tied, gagged and beaten with fists and a metal pipe for hours.

Cook jumped up and down on her torso. The music was cranked up to drown out her cries and screams.

A flammable substance was poured onto Laverdiere’s head and lit ablaze.

“My son burned,” Cook told Laverdiere. “Now you can burn.”

“It burns,” Laverdiere cried. “Please put it out.”

The fire was extinguished. Smoke and a foul odour filled the basement.

Whitstone said Laverdiere sounded like a ”dying dog,” say the documents.

She then told others to finish Laverdiere. 

A knife was held out, and someone in the group cut Laverdiere’s neck.

Her body was wrapped in carpet and plastic, put it in the back of a stolen truck, under a pile of garbage, and driven to the pond.

Before leaving, one gang member levelled a sawed-off rifle at Laverdiere’s head and fired — echoing Cook-Buckle’s final moment.

When the group returned, Whitstone congratulated them on a job well done.

After two weeks, Laverdiere’s mother reported her missing.

Police grew suspicious when Cook went on social media to help look for Laverdiere. Cook posted a picture of them together, arm in arm. In the photo, Laverdiere is wearing a black sweatshirt.

A month later, on July 11, 2019, Laverdiere’s body was found in the pond, wearing the same black sweatshirt.

Police needed dental records to identify her. Her ribs were smashed. There were puncture wounds, a wire twisted around her forearms, packing tape around her lower legs. Her hair and scalp were burned.

A necklace with a heart-shaped pendant was stuck to her head. The documents say Laverdiere had purchased the pendant to go with a matching one she gave Cook at the funeral. 

Cook eventually pleaded guilty to manslaughter and was given a life sentence with no possibility of parole for 10 years.

Whitstone was convicted of first-degree murder and automatically sentenced to life in prison with no parole eligibility for 25 years.

There were other convictions for gang members involved to varying degrees.

Laverdiere’s family have said they will never have true closure.

“Her two sons will never again get to feel the embrace of their mother’s arms around them. She won’t be there for them when they need her most,” the family said in a statement provided through the RCMP.

“They will never hear her tell them how much she loves them.”

Cook-Buckle’s killing has not been solved.

Graham said Mounties believe Laverdiere had no new information about his death, and they won’t ever know what she wrote in that note as she was being tortured.

“Based on what people had told us during interviews, there was no confession or new information that related to who killed him,” Graham said.

Drugs, the officer said, were a theme through the tragedy.

“I think it’s a combination of drugs, those suspicions and just the violent nature of the people (involved),” he said.

“This really was a crime of vengeance.”

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Winnipeg Free Press

Ukraine striker Dovbyk set to finish Spanish league as the top scorer

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Ukraine striker Artem Dovbyk is set to finish the Spanish league as its top scorer after his main challenger fell one goal short of his mark. […]

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ChrisD.ca - Winnipeg News

Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad Raises Nearly $500,000

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Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad

Riders get ready to depart Earls Polo Park in the 16th annual Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad on Saturday, May 25, 2024. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — A light drizzle didn’t dampen the spirits of the 16th annual Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad on Saturday.

A total of 767 riders made it out of the 1,500 who registered this year to help raise nearly $500,000.

“Each year, the support from Manitobans is incredible,” said MRFD co-chair and founding member, Kirk Van Alstyne. “Thank you to all registered riders, pledge donors, sponsors, media partners and volunteers. Special thanks to our new regional presenting sponsor, the Winnipeg Police Credit Union.”

With Saturday’s ride, the 16-year fundraising total grew to almost $5 million. Proceeds stay in Manitoba for prostate cancer research and education.

Starting from Earls Polo Park, riders headed west in a police-escorted parade down Portage Avenue to Assiniboia Downs, then north to Selkirk, Gimli and back. The day-long event culminates with a wind-up celebration at Cowboys — Canad Inns Windsor Park.

© 2024. This article Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad Raises Nearly $500,000 appeared first on ChrisD.ca - Winnipeg News.

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Winnipeg Free Press

Caron blasts 2 homers, Walsh throws complete game, Nebraska tops Indiana 4-2 in Big Ten

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Josh Caron hit two home runs and drove in all the runs and Will Walsh pitched a complete game as Nebraska stayed alive in the Big […]

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Winnipeg Free Press

Celtic beats Rangers in Scottish Cup final with last-minute Idah strike

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Adam Idah’s dramatic last-minute strike earned Celtic a 1-0 win over Rangers in the Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park on Saturday. Rangers striker Cyriel Dessers [ ...
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Border Cats have plenty of Canadian content in 2024
Thunder Bay Newswatch

Border Cats have plenty of Canadian content in 2024

Thirteen players from north of the border will suit up for the Northwoods League team this season.

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Marr scores 27 but Canada falls to Slovenia 3-2 in Volleyball Nations League
Village Report

Marr scores 27 but Canada falls to Slovenia 3-2 in Volleyball Nations League

ANTALYA — Stephen Maar of Aurora, Ont., led all scorers with 27 points but Canada's men's team still lost to Slovenia 3-2 on Saturday in the week's final match at the Volleyball Nations League.

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CityNews Halifax

Walmart ends credit card partnership with Capital One, but shoppers can still use their cards

Walmart has ended a partnership with Capital One that made the banking company the exclusive issuer of Walmart’s consumer credit cards. The companies announced the change in a joint statement Friday ...
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Walmart has ended a partnership with Capital One that made the banking company the exclusive issuer of Walmart’s consumer credit cards.

The companies announced the change in a joint statement Friday.

The companies said card-holders can still use their Capital One Walmart Rewards cards, which will continue to accrue rewards unless customers are notified of a change. Capital One will retain ownership and servicing of the credit card accounts.

Bentonville, Arkansas-based Walmart partnered with Capital One in 2019 after ending its previous credit card deal with Synchrony Financial.

But Walmart eventually soured on Capital One. In 2023, Walmart sued the McLean, Virginia-based company, saying it wanted to terminate the agreement because Capital One was taking too long to process payments and mail replacement cards. A federal judge ruled in Walmart’s favor in March.

In a government filing Friday, Capital One said there are approximately $8.5 billion in loans in the existing Walmart credit card portfolio.

It’s not yet clear when Walmart might name a new banking partner. The Associated Press sent an email message seeking comment to Walmart on Saturday.

Dee-ann Durbin, The Associated Press

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Winnipeg Free Press

Walmart ends credit card partnership with Capital One, but shoppers can still use their cards

Walmart has ended a partnership with Capital One that made the banking company the exclusive issuer of Walmart’s consumer credit cards. The companies announced the change in a joint statement [̷ ...
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Brandon Sun

Marr scores 27 but Canada falls to Slovenia 3-2 in Volleyball Nations League

ANTALYA, Türkiye – Stephen Maar of Aurora, Ont., led all scorers with 27 points but Canada’s men’s team still lost to Slovenia 3-2 on Saturday in the week’s final match [̷ ...
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Winnipeg Free Press

Marr scores 27 but Canada falls to Slovenia 3-2 in Volleyball Nations League

ANTALYA, Türkiye – Stephen Maar of Aurora, Ont., led all scorers with 27 points but Canada’s men’s team still lost to Slovenia 3-2 on Saturday in the week’s final match [̷ ...
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Brandon Sun

Luciano Benetton says he’s stepping down as chairman of family-run brand as losses top $100 million

MILAN (AP) — Luciano Benetton, a co-founder of the apparel brand, announced he was stepping down as chairman in an interview published on Saturday with Milan daily Corriere della Sera. […]

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CityNews Halifax

Luciano Benetton says he’s stepping down as chairman of family-run brand as losses top $100 million

MILAN (AP) — Luciano Benetton, a co-founder of the apparel brand, announced he was stepping down as chairman in an interview published on Saturday with Milan daily Corriere della Sera. He blamed cur ...
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MILAN (AP) — Luciano Benetton, a co-founder of the apparel brand, announced he was stepping down as chairman in an interview published on Saturday with Milan daily Corriere della Sera. He blamed current management for losses of 100 million euros ($108.5 million) that he discovered last year.

Benetton, 89, returned to the apparel brand as chairman in 2018, after having stepped down in 2012. He blamed a CEO hired in 2020 and his new management team for the losses.

“In short, I trusted them, and I made a mistake,” Benetton said. He said he first became aware that losses were compiling last September.

The apparel brand based in the northern Veneto region — known as much for its colorful knitwear as for its once splashy advertising campaigns — has struggled against competition from fast-fashion brands, with unions estimating losses at the group since 2013 at 1 billion euros. Benetton has undergone numerous creative and managerial relaunches in a bid to regain its footing.

Benetton’s term expires in June, coinciding with the board of the Benetton family holding company, Edizione SpA, which is expected to appoint new management.

Edizione, whose chairman is Luciano Benetton’s son Alessandro, has diverse holdings including transport and infrastructure through Mundys, and food and beverage retail, including the Autogrill chain, through Dufy.

The family holding company sold its holdings in Autostrade per l’Italia SpA after coming under intense political scrutiny following the collapse of the Genoa highway bridge that it operated in August 2018 that killed 43 people.

The Associated Press

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Winnipeg Free Press

Luciano Benetton says he’s stepping down as chairman of family-run brand as losses top $100 million

MILAN (AP) — Luciano Benetton, a co-founder of the apparel brand, announced he was stepping down as chairman in an interview published on Saturday with Milan daily Corriere della Sera. […]

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CityNews Halifax

Pro-independence leader calls on protesters in New Caledonia to ‘maintain resistance’ against France

NICE, France (AP) — The leader of a pro-independence party in New Caledonia on Saturday called on supporters to “remain mobilized” across the French Pacific archipelago and “maintain resistanc ...
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NICE, France (AP) — The leader of a pro-independence party in New Caledonia on Saturday called on supporters to “remain mobilized” across the French Pacific archipelago and “maintain resistance” against the Paris government’s efforts to impose electoral reforms that the Indigenous Kanak people fear would further marginalize them.

Christian Tein, the leader of the pro-independence party known as The Field Acton Coordination Unit, addressed supporters and protesters in a video message. It was posted on social media two days after he and other pro-independence leaders met with French President Emmanuel Macron during his visit to the territory following unrest that left seven dead and a trail of destruction.

Macron repeatedly pushed for the removal of protesters’ barricades with leaders on both sides of New Caledonia’s bitter divide — Indigenous Kanaks, who want independence, and the pro-Paris leaders, who do not.

The French president told them that the state of emergency imposed by Paris for at least 12 days on May 15 to boost police powers could only be lifted if local leaders call for a clearing away of barricades that demonstrators and people trying to protect their neighborhoods erected in the capital, Nouméa, and beyond.

In the video message, Tein called on protesters to “slightly loosen the grip” on their barricades in Nouméa, its suburbs and along the archipelago’s main roads in order to transport fuel, food, medicine and facilitate access to health care for the inhabitants of the islands in the North and South.

But, Tein insisted the barricades will remain in place until French authorities lift house arrest warrants for several of his party members and Macron’s government scraps the electoral reform that Kanaks fear will dilute their influence by allowing some more recent arrivals in the archipelago to vote in local elections.

“We remain mobilized (and) maintain all (forms) of resistance,” Tein said and urged supporters to remain steadfast and refrain from violence. “There has been too much suffering, there’s too much at stake and we must see (this) through (and) achieve our goals in a coordinated, structured and organized way.” He added: “Our main objective is for our country to obtain full sovereignty.”

Barricades made up of charred vehicles and other debris have turned parts of Nouméa into no-go zones and made traveling around perilous, including for the sick requiring medical treatment and for families fretting about food and water after shops were pillaged and torched.

In the past seven months, Tein’s Field Acton Coordination Unit has organized massive, peaceful marches in New Caledonia against the Paris-backed voting reform. The unrest began early last week after a demonstration against the legislation under discussion in the French parliament turned violent.

Both French houses of parliament in Paris have already approved the overhaul. The next step was to have been a special Congress of both houses meeting in Versailles to implement it by amending France’s Constitution. That had been expected by the end of June.

Speaking after meeting leaders in New Caledonia, Macron said he won’t force through the contested voting reform that sparked the territory’s worst unrest in decades.

Macron called on local leaders to come up with an alternate agreement for the archipelago’s future and laid out a roadmap that he said could lead to another referendum for the territory.

Three earlier referendums were organized between 2018 and 2021 by the French authorities as part of the 1988 peace deal. They produced “no” votes against independence although the independence supporters boycotted the last vote in December 2021.

Macron said another could be on a new political deal for the archipelago that he hopes local leaders will agree on in coming weeks and months after protesters’ barricades are dismantled, allowing for a state of emergency to be lifted and for peace to return.

New Caledonia became French in 1853 under Emperor Napoleon III, Napoleon’s nephew and heir. It became an overseas territory after World War II, with French citizenship granted to all Kanaks in 1957.

Barbara Surk, The Associated Press

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Winnipeg Free Press

Pro-independence leader calls on protesters in New Caledonia to ‘maintain resistance’ against France

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MUN Prof Named One of Canada’s Top Women in Science
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MUN Prof Named One of Canada’s Top Women in Science

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A professor at Memorial University’s Department of Chemistry has been recognized as one of three Canadians names to 3M’s list of 25 Women in Science.

Dr. Francesca Kerton is working on using the properties of mussel shells, discarded by the shellfish industry, for use in energy storage and drug delivery.

In 2021, shellfish production in this province was 3,751 tonnes. Memorial University says in most regions, discarded shells and protein end up in the landfill, contributing to the production of greenhouse gases. If dumped in the ocean, the waste can contribute to an overgrowth of algae.

Dr. Kerton’s work is being recognized as one of a number of women who are changing the world through environmental sustainability.

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Winnipeg Free Press

Biden’s message to West Point graduates: You’re being asked to tackle threats ‘like none before’

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Biden’s message to West Point graduates: You’re being asked to tackle threats ‘like none before’

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WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — President Joe Biden on Saturday told graduates of the U.S. Military Academy that their class is being called upon to tackle threats across the globe and preserve the country’s ideals at home “like none before.”

Biden said the phrase, the class motto, was apt for the sorts of challenges they will take as newly minted Army second lieutenants, from supporting Ukraine’s defense against Russia’s invasion to facilitating humanitarian assistance into Gaza and defending Israel from attacks by Iran.

“There’s never been a time in history when we’ve asked our military to do so many different things in some many different places around the world, all at the same time,” Biden said.

Speaking at sun-swept West Point, Biden reaffirmed that he will not allow American service members on the battlefield in Ukraine, but said their work to equip and train Ukrainian forces has “stepped up and stopped” Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “brazen vision” for Europe. Biden praised U.S. forces for helping Israel repel a massive drone and ballistic missile attack last month from Iran and working to deescalate the conflict.

Speaking before the graduating cadets took the their commissioning oaths, Biden reminded them that they were swearing fidelity not to a person or political party, but to the Constitution. As other speakers alluded to partisan rancor and political division across the nation, Biden said, “Hold fast to your values that you learned here at West Point.”

“Ideas need defenders to make them real,” Biden said. “That’s what you are all about. You must keep us free at this time like none before.”

Biden highlighted that rates of sexual assault and harassment in the military declined for the first time last year in a decade, calling it “long past time,” but said even more work was necessary.

The president stood for more than an hour returning a salute from and shaking the hands of each graduate. Biden, as is customary, also absolved cadets of minor offenses committed during their time at the academy, adding with a laugh, “the superintendent can clarify what minor means.”

Zeke Miller, The Associated Press




























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CBC Manitoba

Parent's Facebook posts defamed teachers at southwestern Manitoba schools, division's lawsuit claims

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A southwestern Manitoba school division is suing a parent for posting comments on social media the division claims were defamatory and have severely hurt the reputation of several of its employees.

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Man United wins the FA Cup after stunning Man City 2-1 in the final

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At least 20 dead in a fire in an amusement park in western India, police say

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Swift Current Online

Scouts online auction underway, set to fund out of province adventures

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Swit Current Group Two Scouts hard at work during last years Market Square. (photo by Hayden Michaels)

The Swift Current Scouts are eager beavers, awaiting the results of this year's Scouts Online Auction. 

If anyone wants to show their local troup some support, they have a chance to do so today and tomorrow. Simply head over to their Facebook page, and start bidding on the various items they have going in the auction. 

Bobbidawn Legere, Group Two Scouts committee chair, is keeping a close eye on all the bids as she manages the auction. 

"Everybody knows about our very successful 50/50 in the fall," said Legere. "However, we can't spend any of that money outside of Saskatchewan."

This auction allows them to take the money it generates for trips to places like Medicine Hat, Calgary, and other out-of-province trips. 

Items in this year's auction were donated from businesses like Akhlut Automotive, which donated a regularly priced $300 air compressor, and Napa Autoparts, which donated a Lego-style model truck for kids to build. 

"I think it was 81 items (in the auction this year)," said Legere. "We're very excited because there's so much going on."

Swift Current is home to 34 scouts, all of which look forward to the events and trips this auction helps to fund. 

The auction ends tomorrow at 2 p.m.

If anyone would like to be involved with the scouts auction next year or any of their other fundraisers, reaching out to [email protected], or their Facebook page, is a great way to build the connection. 

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Village Report

Czech Republic downs Sweden 7-3 to reach world ice hockey final

PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech Republic produced a three-goal second period as it downed Sweden 7-3 and advanced to the final of the ice hockey world championship on Saturday for the first time since 2010.

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