Daily Archives: May 11, 2018

Hockey league tries to trademark #HumboldtStrong without asking team

The president of the Humboldt Broncos says the team is prepared to fight its league for control of the #HumboldtStrong slogan that has become so deeply associated with the Broncos’ bus tragedy.  The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL) has applied to trademark the phrase. But Kevin Garinger says his team wants the league to back off. “We have one goal and that ...

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'What does it look like for us to stay silent?': growing chorus of critics call for sanctions on R.Kelly

Led by the grassroots campaign #MuteRKelly, a growing wave of voices is demanding greater scrutiny on R. Kelly, the self-described Pied Piper of R&B who has for decades battled allegations of sexually abusing women. But a high-profile decision by Spotify to stop promoting the singer this week has ignited a debate about how far this reckoning could extend. The #MuteRKelly campaign ...

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UN nuclear inspections chief quits suddenly

The chief of inspections at the UN nuclear watchdog has resigned suddenly, the agency said on Friday without giving a reason. The departure of Tero Varjoranta comes at a sensitive time, three days after the United States announced it was quitting world powers’ nuclear accord with Iran, raising questions as to whether Tehran will continue to comply with it. Varjoranta, a Finn, had been a deputy ...

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WestJet promises full refunds on flights cancelled by pilot strike

WestJet Airlines is promising to provide full refunds if flights are cancelled because of a possible pilots strike. In response to passenger tweets expressing anxiety about their upcoming vacations, the Calgary-based airline says it understands the concerns. WestJet says the refund would be in the original form of payment. However, a passenger said that simply offering a refund may not ...

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Bob Marley's granddaughter demands action after being detained by police while leaving Airbnb

For Toronto filmmaker Kelly Fyffe-Marshall, it started with a joke. She and three other young people, including the granddaughter of Bob Marley, Donisha Prendergast, were preparing to leave a house they had been renting through Airbnb in Rialto, Calif. As they packed up, she spotted a neighbour watching them from far away and joked that the woman was going to call ...

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Canada's past NHL playoff celebrations have been party-like, peaceful but also ugly

From the Red Mile to riots, Whyte Avenue to the Winnipeg Whiteout, Canadians in NHL cities have taken to the streets and rallied during their team’s Stanley Cup playoff run.  The celebrations have been spontaneous and remained party-like and peaceful. At other times, the scene has turned ugly, resulting in burned buildings and vehicles, injured people and hundreds of arrests.  ...

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'Do something': Liberals faced angry backlash over Colten Boushie case

Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould faced a flood of correspondence from Canadians imploring the Liberal government to act in the wake of a Saskatchewan farmer’s acquittal in the shooting death of Colten Boushie. Wilson-Raybould received hundreds of letters and emails after the Feb. 9, 2018 verdict finding farmer Gerald Stanley not guilty of second-degree murder. The overwhelming majority of correspondents called for an appeal, a public inquiry, reforms ...

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