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San Diego-WA baseball game stopped after shooting reported
San Diego-WA baseball game stopped after shooting reported
The S&P 500 ended little changed on Wednesday after Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said the central bank was still a ways away from considering raising interest rates. The Nasdaq ended sharply higher, with shares of Google parent Alphabet Inc hitting an all-time high as a surge in advertising spending helped it post record quarterly results. In a news conference following the release of a new policy statement from the Fed, Powell also said the U.S. job market still had "some ground to cover" before it would be time to pull back from the economic support the U.S. central bank put in place in the spring of 2020 to battle the coronavirus pandemic's economic shocks.
The owner of Ski Martock outside Windsor, N.S., says if the federal government doesn't change its policy on water levels in the Avon River, there will be no ski season this winter. The ski hill draws about 272 million litres of water from the river every winter to feed its snowmaking machinery. But right now, the water levels are too low. The ski hill's pumping station is 15 meters above the river, which is only about half-a-meter deep. In March, federal Fisheries Minister Bernadette Jordan issu
LONDON (AP) — Dozens of former military commanders are calling on the U.K. government to relocate more of the Afghans who worked with British troops over the last 20 years, arguing that they are likely to be murdered by the Taliban as foreign forces pull out. Retired Gen. Richard Dannatt, the former chief of the General Staff, and other senior leaders of the campaign in Afghanistan, said the resettlement program for interpreters and other staff needed to act with more “generosity and urgency.” “
WARNING: This story contains distressing details. Saskatchewan RCMP have confirmed they have an open investigation into a former school for children located in northern Saskatchewan. The RCMP confirmed that their historical unit is investigating a complaint related to the Timber Bay School, located in La Ronge. Someone came forward to launch a historical complaint that dates back decades, the RCMP said. "I can't imagine how difficult it must be for someone to come forward and speak with police a
Britain's ITV said advertising had rebounded strongly, with June delivering the largest ad revenue for the month in the broadcaster's history as it benefited from the easing of COVID-19 restrictions and the Euros. Chief Executive Carolyn McCall said ITV was emerging from the worst effects of the pandemic. "We are optimistic about the future, despite the ongoing pandemic risk on our advertising and ITV Studios revenues," she said on Wednesday.
BERLIN (AP) — A German court ruled Wednesday that women can't be excluded from a traditional event in which fishermen compete to catch the biggest fish in a stream that runs through a Bavarian town. The state court in Memmingen said the group that organizes the town's Fischertag, or fishermen's day, must allow female members to participate in the climax of the annual summer event, which features people jumping into the stream with nets to catch trout. Whoever catches the biggest fish is crowned
A Canadian superstar soared to new heights on Wednesday, while a U.S. champion stepped away, at least for a time, to focus on her mental health. Before heads even hit the pillow in Canada, swimmer Penny Oleksiak had made history. The 21-year-old from Toronto captured a bronze medal in the women's 200-metre freestyle to become the most decorated summer Olympian for Canada. Her collection of six Olympic medals ties the records of cyclist Clara Hughes and speed skater Cindy Klassen. It also adds to
DUBAI (Reuters) -Iran's supreme leader on Wednesday declared Tehran would not accept Washington's "stubborn" demands in talks to revive a 2015 nuclear deal and said the United States had failed to guarantee that it would never abandon the pact again. "The Americans acted completely cowardly and maliciously," state TV quoted Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as saying. A U.S. State Department spokesperson said in a statement that President Joe Biden's administration "has been sincere and steadfast in pursuing a path of meaningful diplomacy to achieve a mutual return to compliance" with the agreement.
The Fredericton International Airport will be getting a piece of artwork that shines a light on the region's Indigenous heritage. The City of Fredericton has commissioned Percy Sacobie of St. Mary's First Nation to do a painting that will be hung on the wall of the airport's departure lounge by the end of next year. "[I'm] honoured to be chosen among so many great artists from the province of New Brunswick," said Sacobie. Sacobie said he's already come up with a concept and has started putting t
BERLIN (AP) — A Syrian doctor has been charged in Germany with crimes against humanity for allegedly torturing people in military hospitals in his homeland and killing one of them, German federal prosecutors said Wednesday. The Federal Prosecutor's Office in Karlsruhe said in a written statement that Alla Mousa, who came to Germany in 2015 and practiced medicine before he was arrested last year, is accused of 18 counts of torturing people in military hospitals in Homs and Damascus. The allegatio
(Reuters) -Canada's e-commerce giant Shopify Inc beat second-quarter revenue expectations on Wednesday, on the back of a resilient online shopping trend precipitated by the COVID-19 pandemic. "Shopify fired on all cylinders in our second quarter, keeping our merchants well equipped to seize the opportunities presented in a post-pandemic retail era," said Amy Shapero, Shopify's chief financial officer. U.S.-listed shares of Shopify rose 2% in premarket trading.
A double dose of disaster has caused major traffic snarls in the Deer Lake area, with a highway washout followed by a building fire creating work for emergency responders and slowdowns for drivers. The Trans-Canada Highway near the Deer Lake Powerhouse remained off limits to drivers Wednesday afternoon, after a heavy rainfall caused parts of the road to washout and damaged other parts of the town. Motorists were being diverted through the town itself when fire broke out around 1 p.m at the Rockw
Canada's Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is poised to trigger a snap election two years ahead of schedule, betting that high vaccination rates and a post-pandemic rebound will help him prolong and strengthen his grip on power. Trudeau, 49, is eyeing September for what would be his third election, sources said. He first won a majority in 2015.
CANSO – Efforts to establish a licensed childcare centre in Canso took a step forward on July 19 with the election of a board of directors for the Canso and Area Daycare Initiative. The meeting, held at the Canso Library and Resource centre, saw 20-plus members gather to form the board and move forward with the daycare project. Elected executive board members are Danielle Bond, chair; Julia Murphy, vice-chair; Linzy Roberts, secretary; and Rachel Roberts, treasurer. The Journal spoke with Daniel
Simone Biles will not defend her Olympic title. The American gymnastics superstar withdrew from Thursday's all-around competition to focus on her mental well-being. (July 28)
BERLIN (AP) — A German woman who traveled to Syria to join the Islamic State group and whose husband bought a Yazidi woman as a slave has been charged with membership in a terror group and being an accessory to a crime against humanity, German prosecutors said Wednesday. The indictment of Leonora M., whose full name wasn't released because of local privacy rules, is the latest in a string of cases in Germany involving women who went to the area held by IS and were involved in holding women captu
Tilray and Canadian pot producer Aphria combined last month in a reverse merger to create the world's largest cannabis producer by sales and expand further in the United States. Tilray Chief Executive Officer Irwin Simon said the company had saved about $35 million in costs from the deal and was on track to save $80 million over the next 16 months from lower shipping costs, better packaging deals and by doing away with office spaces, redundant senior positions. Tilray's net revenue rose 25.3% to $142.2 million during the fourth quarter, but fell short of analysts' average estimate of $146.2 million, according to Refinitiv IBES estimates.
MOSCOW (Reuters) -Russian internet giant Yandex said on Wednesday it intends to spend around $650 million on e-commerce initiatives this year, more than previously planned, after reporting strong second-quarter results and upgrading its 2021 revenue forecast. Group revenue this year should now be between 330 and 340 billion roubles ($4.49-$4.63 billion), Yandex said, up from 315-330 billion roubles previously. Second-quarter revenue jumped 70% year-on-year to 81.4 billion roubles.
The Upper Room Soup Kitchen in Charlottetown will continue its takeout service, even when COVID-19 restrictions are fully lifted. Like most food and beverage services, the Upper Room Soup Kitchen made changes to its services to fall in line with Chief Public Health Office guidelines. Lorraine Golley, the manager at the soup kitchen, said she hadn't considered a takeout option before the pandemic, but is sticking to it. "We are going to because it turned out to be very successful. We do reach peo
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader on Wednesday called the U.S. “stubborn” in stalled nuclear talks in Vienna for discussing Tehran’s missiles and regional influence. Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s remarks come as his hard-line protege, President-elect Ebrahim Raisi, is posed to be sworn in next week as the head of the country’s civilian government and as talks on reviving the deal remain stalled in Vienna. While Raisi has said he wants to return to the accord, which saw Iran lim