Day: May 27, 2022

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College Football Transfer Portal Winners and Losers

The unique transfer rule allowing players to change schools without losing a year of eligibility had already transformed roster management in the Football Bowl subdivision. And then came name, image and likeness legislation, which caused exponentially greater disruption for coaches and FBS programs trying to master depth charts and playing time. What followed this offseason […]

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CA

Emergency alert system not good enough, says Bill Blair

Canada’s emergency alert system does not work well enough in the event of a disaster, the Minister of Emergency Preparedness said on Friday. Speaking to reporters at the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Bali, Indonesia, Bill Blair acknowledged that news alerts sent ahead of a sudden and severe storm that hit southern Ontario […]

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Entertainment

Lawyers ask jury to ‘bring Mr. Depp back to life’ during closing arguments

DISCLAIMER: This story contains details about domestic abuse. Johnny Depp’s lawyers on Friday asked a jury “to restore Mr. Depp’s life” by finding his ex-wife, Amber Heard, guilty of defamation. Heard “ruined her life by falsely telling the world that she was a survivor of domestic violence at the hands of Mr. Depp,” attorney Camille […]

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Canada’s budget deficit falls to C$95.57 billion in fiscal year 2021/22 as pandemic eases

By Julie Gordon Canada’s budget deficit in the 2021/22 fiscal year narrowed to C$95.57 billion ($75.02 billion), from C$314.00 billion the previous year, as spending COVID-19 pandemic-related emergencies have eased, preliminary data from the finance ministry showed on Friday. Revenue for the year rose 32.5%, mainly due to higher tax revenue, while spending fell 20.8% […]

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Global

Twitter shareholders are suing Elon Musk, alleging his antics deflated the stock price

Twitter shareholders have filed a lawsuit accusing Elon Musk of engaging in “unlawful conduct” aimed at casting doubt on his bid to buy the social media company. The lawsuit filed Wednesday night in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California alleges that Tesla’s billionaire CEO sought to drive down Twitter’s stock price […]

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Death toll in building collapse in southwest Iran rises to 24

Tehran, Iran (AP) – Rescue teams at the site of a collapsed 10-story building in southwestern Iran pulled five more bodies from the rubble on Friday, bringing the death toll in the disaster to 24 , Iranian state television reported on Friday. A tower of the Metropol Building which was under construction in the city […]

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CA

Officials aim to ‘change the face of curling’ by welcoming greater diversity, inclusion

Standing in front of a packed house of curling club managers, coaches, Curling Canada officials and industry leaders at a hotel in Niagara Falls, Richard Norman delivered a keynote address Thursday morning that For years. Voice shaking at times, Norman expressed his desire to bring change to curling – in particular, Norman highlighted his work […]

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Global

Funerals for 3 more Buffalo victims as US mourns loss of dozens in multiple mass shootings

A mother and sister known for baking decadent pastries. A restaurant worker buying his three-year-old son’s birthday cake. A father of six who worked as a school bus helper. These three victims of the racist attack on a supermarket in Buffalo, NY, will be laid to rest on Friday, in a week filled with goodbyes […]

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Amazon has everything you need to hit the beach with nearly 30% off

Get ready for the holidays with these beach essentials from Amazon. (Source: iStock) There’s no better way to spend a long summer day than laying in the sand and soaking up the sun while the sound of the waves in the background helps you forget all your worries. Even the most seasoned beach goers will […]

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CA

Man shot by Toronto police after schools closed had pellet gun, police watchdog says

A man shot dead by police after reports that a person with a gun forced several schools into lockdown in Toronto on Thursday actually had a pellet gun, the Ontario police watchdog has said. The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) also says the man was 27 years old. Tornoto Police Chief James Ramer said officers were […]

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