May 28th, 2015

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In wake of scandals, FIFA’s sponsors call for change in how world football is managed

LONDON – Worried that their reputations will be tarnished by their links to FIFA, major sponsors are demanding that soccer’s global governing body clean up its act, with Visa even warning it is prepared to jump ship. Coca-Cola also made it clear it is unhappy with the scandals rocking the organization, which saw the head ... Read More »

Official Pan Am Games song features Juno Award winner Serena Ryder

TORONTO – Canadian artist Serena Ryder has lent her voice to the official song of the Toronto 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games. The Games’ organizing committee and official broadcaster CBC announced the release of “Together We Are One” in a news release Thursday. The song was selected from a pool of 70 submissions. ... Read More »

Lebanese-Canadian man detained in Cyprus after potential explosive material found

NICOSIA, Cyprus – A Cyprus court has ordered a 26-year-old Lebanese-Canadian man to remain in police custody for eight days after two tons of a chemical compound that can be turned into an explosive was discovered at his home. Cyprus police spokesman Andreas Angelides says the suspect, who was staying in the southern town of ... Read More »

Oil drilling issue to resurface?

Dave MabellLETHBRIDGE HERALDdmabell@lethbridgeherald.comWest Lethbridge residents may be facing another oil-drilling proposal.Bids were being accepted Wednesday for a lease covering more than 1,150 hectares of land, with rights to drill for oil or natural gas.A map on an Alberta Energy website site shows the drill site would be near the Sunset Acres residential development — and ... Read More »

Lethbridge women facing charges after bringing toddler to alleged drug deal: ALERT

Two Lethbridge women were arrested and are facing charges under Alberta’s Drug-endangered Children’s Act after bringing a three-year-old girl to an alleged drug deal, according to Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT).ALERT Lethbridge, an integrated team consisting of Lethbridge Regional Police Service and RCMP members, made the arrest on May 25 as part of an operation ... Read More »

CBC-TV stacks fall and winter lineups with British, Aussie fare

TORONTO – CBC-TV is turning to British, Australian and U.S. series to bolster its summer, fall and winter lineups. The public broadcaster will be airing a slew of foreign shows including the Hallmark Channel period drama “When Calls the Heart,” the recently cancelled BBC2 drama “Banished,” the British comedy “Raised by Wolves” and the British ... Read More »

Union leader unsure of plan to put RCMP in charge of Parliament Hill security

OTTAWA – Will putting the Mounties in charge of security for all of Parliament Hill actually make it safer? The head of the union that represents the existing internal security team thinks not. None of the 225 guards currently patrolling inside the Parliament Buildings will lose their jobs under the new security plan, which is ... Read More »

The Latest: A familiar foe for Serena Williams in French Open third round, Victoria Azarenka

PARIS – The Latest from the French Open: ___ 4:52 p.m. Serena Williams will face a familiar foe in the French Open third round: former No. 1 Victoria Azarenka. They’ve played 18 times previously, with Williams winning 15 of those matches, including in the 2012 and 2013 U.S. Open finals. Azarenka, a two-time champion at ... Read More »

No temporary prison absences for woman convicted in stepson’s death:parole board

TORONTO – A woman who was found guilty in what has been described as one of the worst cases of child abuse in Canada has been denied escorted temporary absences from prison, where she is currently serving a life sentence. The Parole Board of Canada denied Marcia Dooley’s requests in a recent decision, saying it ... Read More »

The Latest: Serena Williams shakes off first-set loss to make French Open third round

PARIS – The Latest from the French Open: ___ 4:13 p.m. Shaking off an unsteady first set, Serena Williams won 5-7, 6-3, 6-3 against Anna-Lena Friedsam, winning 15 of the last 16 points on her serve. The top seed in the women’s draw is through to the third round for the first time since 2013, ... Read More »

2-time champion Serena Williams comes from behind and 9-time champions Nadal reaches 3rd round

PARIS – Top-ranked Serena Williams avoided an early upset when she rallied from one set down to beat unheralded German Anna-Lena Friedsam 5-7, 6-3, 6-3 in the second round of the French Open on Thursday. There was no such trouble for Rafael Nadal who eased into the third round of the men’s draw with a ... Read More »