Host William Lou recaps the Toronto Raptors' 113-102 win over the Orlando Magic.
Host William Lou recaps the Toronto Raptors' 113-102 win over the Orlando Magic.
NASA's Parker Solar Probe detected natural radio emissions from Venus, offering new insights into the planet's atmosphere.
The Scottish Parliament has a majority of MSPs who support another referendum, although the SNP fell short of winning an overall majority.
Frankie Amaya scored his first goal as a member of the Red Bulls and Caden Clark added an insurance goal late and New York shut out Toronto 2-0 on Saturday. Amaya, drafted by Cincinnati as the league’s No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft before New York (2-2-0) acquired him last month, took a pass from Fábio and placed his shot past a diving keeper to the near post at the 32nd minute.
Scarlett Johansson joins criticism of Golden Globes body amid accusations of racism and sexismThe actor said the film industry should step back from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Scarlett Johansson: ‘Unless there is necessary fundamental reform within the organization, I believe it is time that we take a step back from the HFPA.’ Photograph: Valérie Macon/AFP/Getty Images
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Lucas Zelarayán scored in the first half and the Columbus Crew got its first win of the season with a 3-1 victory over D.C. United on Saturday. Zelarayán’s curling 25-yard free kick in the 20th minute was the first goal of the season for the Crew (1-0-2), who had a pair of scoreless draws in their first two games. Columbus pressure led DC United (1-3-0) to score two own goals in the second half. Pedro Santos’ left-footed blast was blocked by D.C. goalkeeper Chris Seitz at teammate Frédéric Brillant, whose chest deflection went into the net for a Columbus goal in the 63rd minute. Former Crew forward Ola Kamara brought D.C. back within one with a left-footed shot in the 81st minute, but Columbus quickly got its lead back to two when Tony Alfaro’s own goal capped the scoring in the 83rd. ___ More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/hub/soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The Associated Press
Calgary police have arrested two organizers of a church service and charged them with organizing an illegal in-person gathering. Artur and Dawid Pawlowski were also charged with inciting or inviting others to attend an illegal public gathering, as well as promoting and attending the illegal public gathering. Earlier this week, Alberta Health Services obtained a Court of Queen's Bench Order that applied to gatherings such as protests, demonstrations and rallies. AHS officials already took action using the order against the Whistle Stop Café in Mirror, Alta., physically closing the restaurant on Wednesday prior to a planned protest this weekend. Calgary police said they proactively served the church organizers with the order to ensure citizens attending a service on Saturday were abiding by public health orders. In a release, police said service organizers "acknowledged the injunction, but chose to ignore requirements for social distancing, mask wearing and reduced capacity limits for attendees" and continued the event. AHS has said previously that attempts by health inspectors to enter the church have been met with abusive language and racial slurs. More to come.
WASHINGTON — Former President Barack Obama’s dog Bo died Saturday after a battle with cancer, the Obamas said on social media. News of Bo's passing was shared by Obama and his wife Michelle on Instagram, where both expressed sorrow at the passing of a dog the former president described as a “true friend and loyal companion.” “He tolerated all the fuss that came with being in the White House, had a big bark but no bite, loved to jump in the pool in the summer, was unflappable with children, lived for scraps around the dinner table, and had great hair,” Barack Obama wrote. Bo, a Portuguese water dog, was a gift to the Obamas from the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., a key supporter of Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign who became close to the family. Bo helped Obama keep a promise to daughters Malia and Sasha that they could get a dog after the election. A companion dog, Sunny, joined the family in August 2013. Both were constant presences around the White House and popular among visitors there, often joining the Obamas for public events. The dogs entertained crowds at the annual Easter Egg Roll and Bo occasionally joined Mrs. Obama to welcome tourists. The dogs also cheered wounded service members, as well as hospitalized children the first lady would visit each year just before Christmas. In a post featuring a slideshow of images of Bo — including one of him sitting behind the president’s Resolute Desk in the Oval Office — Mrs. Obama recounted his years bringing some levity to the White House. “He was there when Barack and I needed a break, sauntering into one of our offices like he owned the place, a ball clamped firmly in his teeth. He was there when we flew on Air Force One, when tens of thousands flocked to the South Lawn for the Easter Egg Roll, and when the Pope came to visit,” she wrote. Mrs. Obama wrote that she was grateful for the time the family got to spend with him due to the pandemic, and said that over the past year, “no one was happier than Bo.” “All his people were under one roof again,” she wrote. ___ Associated Press writer Darlene Superville contributed to this report. Alexandra Jaffe, The Associated Press
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Scottish Labour lost two MSPs from 2016, reducing to its worst position in the history of the Scottish Parliament.
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The Village of Alix appears to have mitigated a possible fire hazard by signing a lease agreement with Canadian Pacific Rail. The agreement was approved by village council at their regular meeting May 5. Village Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Michelle White submitted to council a proposed lease agreement with CP Rail which essentially allows the village access to the rail right-of-way (ROW) which runs the length of the village. At past council meetings councillors, in particular Mayor Rob Fehr, voiced concern about the lack of maintenance of tall grass growing along the ROW. CP Rail’s ROW is not very far from Main Street and trains have been known to throw sparks into tall, dry grass along tracks which could become wildfires. The aesthetic impact of tall, uncut grass was also mentioned in White’s report. In her report to council the CAO noted CP Rail used to mow the grass but stopped doing that about four years ago. White stated it took some time to nail down, but the lease would give village staff permission to enter the ROW to cut grass and that’s all the village was looking for. “It’s been a bit of a long road,” said White to council. As councillors read through the proposed lease, it was noted CP Rail stated if the company had to send the agreement to a lawyer, they would charge the village for the legal fees. The village will also have to cover the costs of mowing the grass. Mayor Fehr stated the agreement looked good and, considering other alternatives, at least the village now has an option. The mayor later stated he felt the agreement was actually better than what he was expecting and “...is the way to go,” as it frees the village from any question about trespassing. Coun. Ed Cole stated it seemed that the rail company was sort of meeting the village halfway with this agreement. White noted the proposed agreement was described as “standard” by CP Rail and there was little to no room for changes. Coun. Tim Besuijen asked what liability the village faces for signing this agreement. White answered that the ROW is private property, and the agreement gives the village permission to enter it only to perform certain maintenance work such as vegetation control and nothing else. Coun. Vicki Soltermann asked about agreements that other municipalities have with CP Rail. White answered that not all municipalities appear to have formal arrangements with CP Rail, and it was difficult to get information from the large municipalities. When asked what happens if a train starts a fire along the ROW, White responded that it’s handled like any other fire, with the invoice for the fire response sent to CP Rail. She noted it can sometimes take up to two years to get paid. Councillors unanimously approved signing the agreement with CP Rail as presented. CN Rail meeting The village also met with the other major rail line, CN Rail, to discuss issues of mutual concern, stated a report from Mayor Fehr. Fehr stated he and White had a virtual meeting with CN representative Tyler Bannick and discussed tall grass and noxious weeds on CN Rail property. Fehr stated that the village pointed out a fire occurred in 2019 along CN’s ROW near Haunted Lake Golf Course. CN noted they have an alarm system to notify engineer’s when there’s a “hot spot” on the line but apparently it didn’t work as intended in 2019. Bannick stated CN will allow the fire department to enter onto its property to fight fires. It was also noted CN Rail plans to meet with the village on a regular basis to discuss issues of mutual concern. Councillors accepted the report for information. Cutting the grass Coincidentally, the village also received a letter from CN Rail notifying the community about vegetation control activities over the summer of 2021. “If not managed properly, trees, brush or other vegetation can severely compromise rail and public safety,” stated the April 21 letter signed by CN staffer Luanne Patterson. Councillors accepted the letter for information. Stu Salkeld, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, East Central Alberta Review
From apologetic to hardline: Queensland and Northern Territory’s backflip on tackling youth crime. In both states, where the majority of incarcerated youths are Indigenous, the oscillation from ashamed to ruthless has occurred in the space of a few years
Houchenism – the brand of can-do Tory threatening the left and right old guard. With a 73% majority and a string of interventionist initiatives, Tees Valley mayor, Ben Houchen, is reinventing Conservatism
Mother’s Day’s origins are in activism. Today’s saccharine version is suffocating . In its early guises, Mothers’ Day was about fighting for a better world for women, not breakfast in bed
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