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Biden isn’t likely to come to Canada’s rescue in Line 5 dispute with Michigan

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The Michigan state government and Enbridge remain in a court-ordered mediation process to resolve a pipeline dispute that — judged by the heated political rhetoric being employed on both sides of the border — defies compromise.United States President Joe Biden listens as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivers his statement during a virtual joint statement following a virtual meeting in Ottawa,…

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Six men jailed following operation targeting drugs supply

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Six men, who ran a highly organised operation, have been jailed as the result of a proactive drugs investigationOfficers recovered drugs with a street value of more than £10m after the group were seen transporting them between London and Birmingham in October 2020 Sentencing took place on Tuesday, 11 May at Southwark Crown Court.Commander Richard…

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Former London dance teacher convicted of sexual offences

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News   •   May 11, 2021&nbsp16:40&nbspBST A former ballet tutor at a dance school in west London has been found guilty of thirteen counts of sexual assault.Yat-Sen Chang, 49 (16.10.1971) of Theatre Kiel, Germany, was found guilty of the offences on Tuesday, 11 May after a two-week trial at Isleworth Crown Court.This case concerns…

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Blue Space Is the New Green Space

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Chad Guenter, a firefighter and rescue instructor in Canmore, Alberta, stands six-foot-three, weighs 250 pounds, and is covered in tattoos. He has seen a lot of troubling things while working: a seven-day-old baby who died of cardiac arrest, the bodies of three railroad engineers he helped recover from the crumpled wreck of a freight train.…

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B.C. reports 20 new COVID-19 deaths over weekend

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By Hannah Scott, Local Journalism Initiative ReporterRichmond SentinelMon., May 10, 2021timer2 min. readTwenty people lost their lives due to COVID-19 over the last three days—a higher rate than the recent daily average. Between May 1 and 7 there were an average of 3.43 COVID-related deaths per day. The previous week, between April 24 and 30,…

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Woman accused of abducting newborn after befriending mother

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Ottawa police have laid 10 charges including abduction and assault against a 32-year-old woman accused of abducting an eight-day-old infant on Mother's Day.Ottawa police said the infant was physically unharmed in the alleged abduction. (Olivier Plante/CBC)Ottawa police have laid 10 charges including abduction and assault against a 32-year-old woman accused of abducting an eight-day-old infant on Mother's…

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‘An extraordinary politician’: François Mitterrand’s presidential victory, 40 years on

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François Mitterrand was elected the Fifth Republic’s first Socialist president on May 10, 1981. Mitterrand soon U-turned on his socialist economic agenda – but he remains lionised by large sections of the French left. FRANCE 24 looks back on his unlikely ascent to the Élysée Palace, four decades on. Mitterrand is probably best-known outside of France for having his lover and their child…

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Raptors star Siakam buys mom new house on Mother’s Day

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Author of the article: Postmedia News Toronto Raptors star Pascal Siakam has given his mom home-court advantage -- with a new house. Photo by SCREEN GRAB /pskills43 Instagram Toronto Raptors star Pascal Siakam has given his mom home-court advantage — with a new house. “Happy birthday and happy Mother’s Day to the Queen herself,” read…

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US-China tech war: Beijing’s secret chipmaking champions

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Once a month, senior executives of Yangtze Memory Technologies Co. fly to Beijing for a flurry of meetings with China’s top economic management bodies. They focus on the company’s efforts to build some of the world’s most advanced computer memory chips—and its progress on weaning itself off American technology. Based in the central riverside city…

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Port Alfred water crisis: 25 days of supply left

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RO plant will supply no additional water, it will merely replace the ‘Sarel Hayward temporary solution’ In Ndlambe Municipality’s latest media statement on the water crisis released this afternoon, they say only 25 days of water remain from source. The municipality says Port Alfred is the area hardest hit by drought and is in “dire…

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Blankets for the less fortunate

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KEEPING COSY: The ladies of Damant Lodge knit blankets and donate them to worthy causes in the area. This year the blankets were shared between, from left, Craig Ellis and Dini Hartleb of the Port Alfred Soup Kitchen, at the rear, Amanda van Rhijk and Hennie Delport of Huis Dias, front, Jill Reed and Liz…

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Holidaymakers to use NHS app to prove vaccine status

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Invalid EmailSomething went wrong, please try again later.When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Your information will be used in accordance with ourPrivacy Notice.Holidaymakers will be able to use the NHS app to prove they have had their jab when foreign travel reopens on May 17. Portugal,…

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Lakeshore man charged with impaired driving

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Author of the article: Taylor Campbell A traffic complaint in Lakeshore resulted in an impaired driving charge Wednesday night. Lakeshore OPP responded to the traffic complaint on County Road 22 at approximately 9:23 p.m. Officer located the reported vehicle and conducted a traffic stop, police said in a news release on Thursday. As a result,…

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Abaribe Should Be In Prison For Standing Surety For Kanu, An Insurrectionist Who Jumped Bail —Femi Adesina

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Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, says Senate minority leader, Eyinnaya Abaribe, should be in prison for failing to produce the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu in court.Adesina in a Facebook post on Thursday accused Abaribe and ‘his co-travellers’ of planning to wreak havoc on Nigeria’s sovereignty and the corporate existence of…

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Moose Jaw police report fatal collision

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The driver of a pickup truck died at the scene. Author of the article: Regina Leader-Post Moose Jaw Police Service cruiser in 2020. Evan Radford/Regina Leader-Post Photo by Evan Radford /jpg The driver of a pickup  involved in a collision with a semi truck Wednesday in Moose Jaw has died. Moose Jaw police reported in…

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Tickets handed out for Regina anti-mask rally up to 11

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Regina police have now handed out 11 tickets for breaches of public health orders as a result of a "freedom rally" held in Victoria Park on April 24. Author of the article: Regina Leader-Post Anti-vaccine/anti-mask demonstrators are seen gathered at the cenotaph in Victoria Park in Regina, Saskatchewan on April 24, 2021. Speaker "Chris Sky"…

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WTO calls for agreement for fair access to COVID-19 jabs

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World World Trade Organisation Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (pictured April 2021) told country representatives that the way the WTO handles ensuring equal access to COVID-19 vaccines is "critical". (Photo: AFP/Denis Balibouse) 06 May 2021 05:47AM (Updated: 06 May 2021 06:36AM) GENEVA: The World Trade Organization chief called on Wednesday (May 5) for international agreement on how to…

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Guatemala receives first batch of Sputnik V vaccines

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GUATEMALA CITY: Guatemala on Wednesday (May 5) took delivery of its first consignment of Russian Sputnik V vaccines, with 50,000 doses arriving despite Guatemalan concerns Russia could cancel the deal after the confidential vaccine contract was leaked.Guatemala's government at the end of March acquired 16 million doses from Russia for US$79.6 million. A week later,…

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Kaiser lays off 200 employees in Northern California

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May 4, 2021Updated: May 4, 2021 1:04 p.m. The exterior of the Kaiser Permanente hospital in Oakland, Calif. on Oct. 23, 2020.Douglas Zimmerman/SFGATE One of the largest private employers in California laid off hundreds of staff on Monday. Kaiser Permanente cut about 200 Northern California positions, citing its ongoing effort "to achieve operational efficiency while providing…

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Novolex Expands Family of Cutlerease Dispensers and Offers New Ways to Customize Them

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Available from Waddington North America, Cutlerease dispenses one disposable utensil at a time to cut waste, save space and reduce the spread of germs. Hartsville, SC  (RestaurantNews.com)  Waddington™ North America (WNA), a Novolex® brand, announced today that it is introducing new options for Cutlerease®, an innovative dispenser that offers customers one disposable utensil at a…

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