October 17th, 2017

Southern People

Lopez, Anthony, Rodriguez raise $35M for Puerto Rico relief

By The Associated Press on October 17th, 2017

NEW YORK – Jennifer Lopez, her ex-husband Marc Anthony and her current boyfriend Alex Rodriguez have raised more than $35 million for Puerto Rico hurricane relief. A spokeswoman said in a statement Tuesday that the two singers and the retired baseball superstar raised the money in donations, pledges and their own contributions. About $9 million ... Read More »

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Dressler’s return gives injury-depleted Blue Bombers a timely boost

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press on October 17th, 2017

WINNIPEG – The return of Weston Dressler gave the Blue Bombers a much-needed boost Tuesday. The veteran receiver said he’s ready to play against the Argonauts in Toronto Saturday, news that comes on the heels of Winnipeg losing leading-receiver Darvin Adams and star linebacker Maurice Leggett to injuries last weekend. “It’s always frustrating as a ... Read More »

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B.C. Greens to introduce ride-sharing plan; blame NDP and Liberals for stalling

By The Canadian Press on October 17th, 2017

VICTORIA – British Columbia’s Green party says it will introduce a private member’s bill this week that backs ride sharing, despite long-standing roadblocks from the Opposition Liberals and NDP government. Transportation spokesman Adam Olsen says the arrival of ride sharing to B.C. has been stalled by both the Liberals and NDP. He says the Green ... Read More »

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Envoy takes aim at RCMP after protesters try to storm Iraq embassy

By Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press on October 17th, 2017

OTTAWA – Iraq’s ambassador to Canada is asking why his request for more police protection wasn’t answered hours before protesters tried to force their way into his embassy. The diplomatic mission in downtown Ottawa was forced into lockdown for about half an hour on Tuesday after protesters pushed their way to the entrance, only to ... Read More »

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Shock, anger over Weinstein at NY women filmmakers event

By Jocelyn Noveck, The Associated Press on October 17th, 2017

NEW YORK – Anger, shock, unity and solidarity: Those were the prevailing emotions on Tuesday at a Manhattan event for women filmmakers, writers and actors, where the Harvey Weinstein scandal wasn’t far from anyone’s mind. “I’m mad as hell!” Jane Rosenthal, executive chair of Tribeca Enterprises, said to the crowd. She was channeling the famous ... Read More »

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Wildfire forces evacuation in part of Coleman

By Lethbridge Herald on October 17th, 2017

From RCMP: Crowsnest Pass, Alberta – RCMP and Emergency services in Crowsnest pass are currently working to evacuate residents of the western edge of the town of Coleman. A wildfire is moving rapidly due to extreme winds from the west. Highway 3 will be experiencing traffic disruptions both east and westbound. Motorists should avoid travelling ... Read More »

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Veteran investor Marc Faber booted from second company after racist comments

By The Canadian Press on October 17th, 2017

TORONTO – Veteran investor Marc Faber has resigned from a second company’s board of directors following comments he made in his investment newsletter that America was better off because it was settled by white people instead of black people. Late Tuesday, Vancouver-based Novagold Resources Inc. announced Faber’s resignation following his departure from Toronto-based Sprott Inc. ... Read More »

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Warrant issued for alleged fraudster who claimed he was hurt by barbed wire

By The Canadian Press on October 17th, 2017

COCHRANE, Alta. – An arrest warrant has been issued for a cyclist facing fraud charges after saying he was severely injured by barbed wire strung across a trail for mountain bikes. Alberta Justice said Stelianos Psaroudakis did not show up for a court appearance Tuesday. Psaroudakis said he was clotheslined by barbed wire while cycling ... Read More »

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Oscars org won’t be an ‘inquisitorial court,’ president says

By Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press on October 17th, 2017

LOS ANGELES – Film academy president John Bailey says that although the organization intends to be a strong voice in changing the culture of sexual exploitation in the movie business that it will not be an inquisitorial court. Bailey addressed Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences members Tuesday in a memo following the Saturday ... Read More »

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Wind-whipped grass fire: Emergency alerts in southern Alberta, Saskatchewan

By The Canadian Press on October 17th, 2017

MEDICINE HAT, Alta. – Residents in a southwestern Saskatchewan town and rural municipality are being ordered to leave immediately because of a grass fire being driven towards their homes by strong winds. SaskAlert says a wildfire has the potential to cause serious problems in the town of Burstall and the southern part of the RM ... Read More »

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Head of Amazon Studios resigns after harassment charge

By The Associated Press on October 17th, 2017

NEW YORK – Amazon Studios says it has accepted the resignation of its top executive, Roy Price, following sexual harassment allegations made by a producer on the Amazon series “Man in the High Castle.” Price was put on leave last week and had not been expected to return. An Amazon spokesman confirmed the resignation Tuesday ... Read More »

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