Kinrade, Baby Sens off to next round in AHL playoffs

first_imgWith their backs against the wall the Binghamton Senators found a way to win.The Sens, a team that features Nelson Minor Hockey grad Geoff Kinrade on defence, ran the table on the Manchester Monarchs after getting down 3-1 in the series to advance to the next round of the AHL Calder Cup playoffs.Ryan Potulny scored 3:07 into overtime as Binghamton completed a historic series victory over the Monarchs, advancing to the division finals with a 6-5 decision Saturday in Game 7 at the Verizon Wireless Arena.Binghamton won the final three games in overtime.The Senators became just the second team in AHL history to win four OT games in one series, the 16th club to successfully come back from a 3-1 series deficit, and the sixth to win Games 6 and 7 of a series on the road.Kinrade did his part to the historic series by scoring in the second overtime period Friday to power the Sens to a 2-1 win, finishing the game with a goal at 10:01.Kinrade, in his second season with the NHL Ottawa farm team, finished the series with a goal and three assists for four points.Binghamton will face Portland Pirates in the Atlantic Division finals beginning Wednesday [email protected]last_img read more

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Mallard’s Team of the Week – Kootenay Chill Club Basketball Team

first_imgThe squad, under the direction of L.V. Rogers Bombers coach and grad, Jeremy Phelan, consists from players in the Steve Nash and Trafalgar Thunder programs.The Chill have posted wins against opposition from, Penticton, Kamloops, Gibsons from the Sunshine Coast and Kelowna.Mallard’s Source for sports would like to salute the players with Team of the Week honours.There are two teams in the program — U14 and U13.Some of the players posting a 3-0 record at the recent Pro Hops Tournament in Kamloops include, Callum McClure, Kelton Forte, Boris Oudeman, Mateo Kataoka, Van Kozak, Evan Lammle, Nathaniel Pan, Jaheem Berry and coaches Mike Nagle and Jeremy Phelan. The Kootenay Chill Club Basketball Team continues to gain experience on the spring minor basketball circuit, playing various tournaments in the Thompson and Okanagan region.Club basketball is played outside the high school season, allowing players and coaches to gain more experience in preparation for the next season beginning in the fall.last_img read more

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – FRIDAY MARCH 4, 2016

first_imgFernando Perez1321113198%33%$642,344 Jeff Bonde2872425%46%$168,010 Santiago Gonzalez20538292419%44%$1,507,469 John Sadler62118518%39%$507,619 Kristin Mulhall3676219%42%$306,520 FINISH LINES: Congrats to seven-pound apprentice rider Bruno Panicucci on winning his first race at Santa Anita yesterday aboard Icona for trainer Phil D’Amato. “He earned it,” D’Amato said. “He works hard.” Icona won by a length-and-a-half and paid $7.60 as the second choice. Panicucci now has eight career wins, his first four coming in his native France . . . Retired Hall of Fame riding great Laffit Pincay Jr. was a visitor to Clockers’ Corner Friday, looking fit enough to ride again. “I visited my native country of Panama a few times, I’ve also spent some time with my mother, Rosario, who is 93 and in an assisted living facility, and I recently returned from a Jockey and Jeans event in Ft. Lauderdale benefiting the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund,” said Pincay, who turned 69 last Dec. 26 and retired in 2003 . . . Rosie Ybarra celebrates her 64th birthday next Thursday, March 10. “I came to Santa Anita 37 years ago for the Strub Stakes and never left,” said the popular grub and grog hostess at Clockers’ Corner. “I’ve been at Clockers’ Corner now for 20 years.” Tyler Baze19520312810%41%$1,077,416 EFFINEX ARRIVES FOR SANTA ANITA HANDICAPMOR SPIRIT DRILLS SATURDAY FOR SAN FELIPE KOBE‘S BACK WORKS FOR THE SAN CARLOSOM IS ON COURSE FOR GRADE I KILROE MILE Martin Garcia94169917%36%$905,399 Rafael Bejarano19342372022%51%$1,898,377 UNUSUAL HEAT: CALIFORNIA’S $50 MILLION MANPerennial California leading sire Unusual Heat has passed the $50 million mark in cumulative progeny earnings, becoming the first sire in the history of California breeding to achieve this while standing his entire career in the Golden State.Unusual Heat has sired 18 crops, and his 16th crop of two year olds will hit race tracks this year. As of Thursday, he boasted $50,158,241 in earnings.It was only fitting that the race putting Unusual Heat over the milestone was the stirring stretch drive victory by his son Boozer in the Sensational Star Stakes at Santa Anita Park on Feb. 27.Unusual Heat is the all-time leading sire in California in total progeny earnings, California-bred earnings and career progeny turf earnings. He set the all-time single-season California record for progeny earnings in 2008 with over $5.8 million and was again the California earnings champion for 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013, becoming the leading sire in California for an unprecedented six consecutive seasons in the modern era.In 2015 Unusual Heat achieved an unmatched ninth consecutive season of over $3 million in progeny earnings and also won his 12th consecutive California-bred North American Turf earnings championship. He has sired one Eclipse Award winner and 15 California champions, including 2015 two-year-old filly champion Pacific Heat.Unusual Heat has also started to make his mark as a broodmare sire, adding eight new stakes winners since 2015, including Grade I winners Masochistic and Spanish Queen.Unusual Heat is 26 years old and currently standing his 19th season at stud in California and his sixth at Harris Farms in Coalinga, CA.For more information about Unusual Heat, contact Harris Auerbach at [email protected] or go to www.unusualheat.com . Mike Smith68761310%38%$944,075 Edwin Maldonado13025111219%37%$849,205 David Lopez1162081617%38%$600,811 (Current Through Thursday, March 3) Brice Blanc464579%35%$451,940 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Joseph Talamo17318202210%35%$968,014 Steven Miyadi49911818%57%$304,544 Drayden Van Dyke11213131512%37%$741,724 Mark Glatt6588312%29%$369,025 Hector Palma3053517%43%$134,547 Gary Stevens50106720%46%$1,113,803 William Spawr2975324%52%$187,687 Carla Gaines3762216%27%$453,015 Bob Baffert7917121222%52%$1,263,570 Ron Ellis2252223%41%$164,730 OM ‘READY TO ROLL’ IN FRANK E. KILROE MILEMultiple graded stakes winner Om is at the ready for the Grade I Frank E. Kilroe Mile on turf March 12.“He just breezed two days ago, so we’re all set in that regard,” trainer Dan Hendricks said. “He got his work in and we’ll get a good strong gallop in Wednesday or Thursday. He’s doing good and we’re ready to roll.”Om was third behind Bolo and Obviously in the Grade II Arcadia Mile on grass Feb. 13, but won three of his previous four starts before that.Probable for the Kilroe: Bal a Bali, Flavien Prat; De Treville, Bolo, Mike Smith; Kenjisstorm, Edwin Maldonado; Ocho Ocho Ocho, no rider; Om, Gary Stevens; and What a View, Kent Desormeaux. KOBE‘S BACK BREEZES FOR SAN CARLOSKobe’s Back, on the winning track again after wearing blinkers to capture the Palos Verdes Stakes on Feb. 7, worked four furlongs on Santa Anita’s fast main track Friday in 47.20 for Peter Eurton under regular rider Gary Stevens.Kobe’s Back is headed for the Grade II San Carlos Stakes at seven furlongs on March 12. Also working for the San Carlos Friday was Salutos Amigos for trainer David Jacobson. Salutos Amigos was second in the Palos Verdes, beaten only a half-length.Probable for the San Carlos: Calculator, Flavien Prat; Kobe’s Back, Gary Stevens; Outside Nashville, Martin Garcia; Salutos Amigos, Mike Smith; San Onofre, no rider; and 2015 San Carlos winner Wild Dude, Rafael Bejarano. Flavien Prat18433262718%47%$1,944,601 Mike Puype58611310%34%$301,130 Philip D’Amato9621161622%55%$1,100,485 Agapito Delgadillo7398612%32%$251,607 Jerry Hollendorfer991591415%38%$981,546 Doug O’Neill13522192116%46%$1,130,473 J. Keith Desormeaux3565817%54%$241,069 Peter Miller971191211%33%$476,435 EASTERN INVADER EFFINEX SETTLES IN FOR BIG ‘CAPEffinex, the probable favorite for the 79th running of the Grade I, $1 million Santa AnitaHandicap presented by San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino a week from Saturday, March 12, arrived safely from Florida early Thursday evening and was bedded down in trainer Eoin Harty’s barn to prepare for the prestigious mile-and-a-quarter classic.“We left Palm Meadows at 6:30 a.m. our time (Eastern Standard Time) and got in the barn about 6:30 (Pacific Time),” said Kent Sweezey, assistant to Jimmy Jerkens, who trains Effinex.“It made for a long day for him but he ate up everything last night and looks good. I had him walking this morning and bouncing around, so he shipped good.”Sweezey, who recently turned 30, is a native of Lexington, Ky. He worked with Harty until parting company two years ago at Del Mar and has been with Jerkens for 18 months. Prior to that, he was with Christophe Clement for a bit, then came to Southern California where he was with Harty for three years.“The horse hasn’t run since November 27 (when he won the Grade I Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs),” Sweezey said. “Initially, we were going to give him a break after that. Then the World Cup was considered but we felt he wouldn’t be ready to go all the way to Dubai (for the March 26 race), so we decided the Santa Anita Handicap was the next-best option.”Effinex, a five-year-old full horse by Mineshaft bred in New York by Dr. Russell S. Cohen, a veterinarian, is owned by the Tri-Bone Stables. The horse has won seven of 20 starts and earned $2,112,950.“Effinex will breeze here for sure, but rain is supposed to come the next couple days, so it puts us in a predicament,” Sweezey said. “We gave him a little breeze Wednesday before we left Palm Meadows–I’m not sure it even went down as a breeze–but he blew out a little bit.“He jogged today, will gallop tomorrow, breeze in the next couple of days and then go straight into the race. Maybe Jimmy will be here for the race. I’m not sure. We’ve got a bunch of good young horses in Florida one of which might run there the same day Effinex runs here, so Jimmy will have to make a decision if he’s going to come out or not.”Probable for the Santa Anita Handicap: Donworth, Mario Gutierrez; Effinex, Mike Smith; General A Rod, Rafael Bejarano; Hard Aces, no rider; Imperative, Santiago Gonzalez; and Melatonin, no rider.In other Big ‘Cap news:According to Santa Anita’s work tab, Donworth worked four furlongs Friday on Santa Anita’s fast main track in 48 seconds flat under exercise rider Jonny Garcia. Trainer Doug O’Neill, however, had the son of Tiznow going a mile in 1:45, the last eighth of a mile in 11:60.“He went super,” O’Neill said. “All systems are go.”Trainer Phil D’Amato said turf marathon specialist Big John B would pass the race in favor of the Grade II San Luis Rey Stakes at a mile and a half on grass Sunday, March 13.Havana Belle, a four-year-old filly that won the $75,000 Astra Stakes at a mile and a half on grass Jan. 17, also is ticketed for the San Luis Rey for D’Amato. Brice Blanc, who was aboard the Irish-bred filly in the 2 ¼-length Astra upset at 10-1, retains the mount.Bob Baffert said Cat Burglar, who also is nominated to the Grade II San Carlos Stakes at seven furlongs March 12, would not run in the Handicap.Gold Cup at Santa Anita winner Hard Aces is scheduled to work tomorrow for John Sadler at 6:45 or 7:45 a.m.Team Hollendorfer also is likely to have a starter, although Dan Ward, assistant to trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, said they were waiting on “the weights and the weather” before rendering a final decision. Hollendorfer has three horses nominated: Cyrus Alexander, Point Piper and Southern Freedom.Fans at Santa Anita on Big Cap Day will receive a free Santa Anita Fleece Blanket presented by San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino with paid admission while supplies last.            First post time will be 12 noon. Admission gates open at 10 a.m.MOR SPIRIT HEADS SAN FELIPE WORKERS TOMORROWMor Spirit, Bob Baffert’s primary Triple Crown contender, is scheduled to work Saturday at a time and distance the trainer did not reveal for the San Felipe Stakes on March 12.Baffert said Martin Garcia would be aboard for the workout.Also scheduled to breeze Saturday for the Grade II San Felipe at 1 1/16 miles are undefeated California-bred Smokey Image for Carla Gaines, Robert B. Lewis Stakes runner-up Uncle Lino, five furlongs at 6:45 under regular rider Fernando Perez for trainer Gary Sherlock, and Danzing Candy for trainer Cliff Sise Jr.Probable for the San Felipe: Danzing Candy, Exaggerator, Mor Spirit, Smokey Image and Uncle Lino. Steve Knapp2751319%33%$153,830 Vladimir Cerin3393527%52%$307,630 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Alonso Quinonez614847%26%$206,150 Richard Baltas8014121018%45%$980,394 Martin Pedroza74109414%31%$282,700 Peter Eurton6912161117%57%$743,317 Mario Gutierrez14619252113%45%$1,135,369 Clifford Sise, Jr.1854128%56%$196,540 Victor Espinoza6189613%38%$681,135 Patrick Gallagher2863521%50%$468,023 Jeff Mullins2456021%46%$164,634 Abel Lezcano5462411%22%$254,764 George Papaprodromou3973618%41%$213,890 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Kent Desormeaux8412211614%58%$1,024,990 -30-last_img read more

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Journey to the Center of the EarthCache

first_imgEarlier this year, the Geocaching HQ video team followed a team of brave geocachers on an endeavor that is unprecedented in the Geocaching world. Their ultimate goal: to find the most difficult EarthCache in the world. The video detailing their journey is now live for the geocaching community.EarthCaches were created as a joint partnership with Geocaching.com and the Geological Society of America. There’s no physical container, but each EarthCache teaches you an Earth science lesson. Once at the coordinates, geocachers must answer certain questions in order to log a find.Find an EarthCache near you.Ready to join the team? Get your HardCORE EarthCacher shirt and decals at Shop Geocaching.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint Related2.5 Weeks Left Until CITO Weekend 2015April 6, 2015In “Cache In Trash Out”Thank a geocaching volunteer dayMay 21, 2019In “Volunteers”Groundspeak Weekly Newsletter – July 4, 2012July 5, 2012In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”last_img read more

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Video: D’Angelo Russell Whiffed Horribly While Attempting To Drive A Golf Ball

first_imgD'Angelo Russell swings golf club and misses horribly.D’Angelo Russell GolfOhio State point guard D’Angelo Russell is a likely top-three pick in next month’s NBA Draft. The freshman floor general is incredibly gifted on the basketball court, but his golf game could definitely use some work.Maryland guard and NBA hopeful Dez Wells captured footage of Russell attempting to drive a golf ball this evening, and it was not pretty. Wells recorded two Russell tries; the first one was a whiff, and the second wasn’t much better.Don’t worry, D’Angelo, you’re young. There’s plenty of time to improve your skills on the links.last_img read more

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Jim Harbaugh Shares What He Likes About Donald Trump

first_imgJim Harbaugh looks content from the sidelines.MADISON, WI – NOVEMBER 18: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines watches action during a game against the Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium on November 18, 2017 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)Jim Harbaugh isn’t on a campaign trail, but the Michigan head coach manages to put himself in the news almost every day, not unlike a certain Republican presidential candidate. After Harbaugh blasted the NCAA, SEC, ACC, and others over the recent vote to ban satellite camps, SEC Network host Paul Finebaum compared him to Donald Trump, and he didn’t mean it in a flattering way. We don’t know Harbaugh’s political leanings, but he is spinning the comparison into a compliment.Harbaugh on being called Trump of college football: “The thing I like about Donald Trump is he’s not afraid to fight the establishment.”— Mark Snyder (@Mark__Snyder) April 14, 2016You can definitely draw that line from Trump to Harbaugh. We doubt you’d see Trump dancing on stage with Migos, though like Harbaugh and recruits, he may if he thought it’d give him a leg up with voters.last_img read more

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Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee congratulates PV Sindhu

first_imgKolkata: Banerjee on Sunday congratulated shuttler PV Sindhu for becoming the first Indian to win the BWF World Championships. Banerjee said Sindhu’s feat will make every Indian proud. “Congratulations to @Pvsindhu1 on becoming the first Indian to win the #BWFWorldChampionships. You make every Indian proud. Keep winning,” Banerjee tweeted. Sindhu on Sunday became the first Indian to win badminton World Championships gold by beating familiar rival Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in a lop-sided final in Basel in Switzerland on Sunday. The Indian won 21-7, 21-7 in the summit clash that lasted just 38 minutes.last_img read more

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Seventh Home Cook of Season 5 Exits the MASTERCHEF CANADA Kitchen on

first_imgAdvertisement Facebook TORONTO – The pressure was on as esteemed MASTERCHEF CANADA judges Michael Bonacini, Claudio Aprile, and Alvin Leung revealed that Marissa Leon-John, Tech Support Manager from Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Que., would be the seventh home cook to relinquish her white apron and depart the MASTERCHEF CANADA Kitchen. With six home cooks remaining in the competition, MASTERCHEF CANADA returns next week on Tuesday, May 29 at 9 p.m. ET / 8 MT on CTV and CTV GO.Faced with a massive Mystery Box as the Top 7 home cooks entered the MASTERCHEF CANADA Kitchen, the home cooks receive an unexpected surprise when the judges opened the box to reveal the stars of the hit comedy series CORNER GAS ANIMATED, including Brent Butt, Tara Spencer-Nairn, Lorne Cardinal, and Nancy Robertson.In the next all-new episode of MASTERCHEF CANADA, “On the Line of Fire” (Tuesday, May 29 at 9 p.m. ET / 8 MT on CTV and CTV GO), the Top 6 home cooks face a super-charged Restaurant Takeover Team Challenge at Judge Claudio Aprile’s Toronto restaurant, Copetin. The teams must make two technically demanding appetizers and two entrées for a restaurant filled with discerning dinner guests. After the Restaurant Takeover, the home cooks return to the MASTERCHEF CANADA Kitchen where the teams learn their fate; the losing team is left to compete in a sweet and precise Pressure Test that will see one of the home cooks sent home. Login/Register With: Twitter Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment The remaining Top 6 home cooks vying for the title of MASTERCHEF CANADA and the $100,000 cash prize are:Eugene Cheng, Financial Advisor and Rowing Coach from Vancouver, B.C.Kaegan Donnelly, Software Sales from Vancouver, B.C.Michael Griffiths, Mathematician from Richmond Hill, Ont.Andy Hay, Small Business Owner from Dartmouth, N.S.Nadia Rehman, Account Executive from Markham, Ont.Beccy Stables, Tile Setter Assistant from Sherwood Park, Alta.Fans are invited to visit CTV.ca/MasterChefCanada throughout the season for exclusive content, including background on this season’s finalists and the MASTERCHEF CANADA judges, as well as interviews, recipes, and more. CTV.ca also offers viewers behind-the-scenes glimpses of this season’s challenges, culinary creations, triumphs, and upsets.Throughout Season 5, viewers across the country can satisfy their MASTERCHEF CANADA cravings by tuning to the series’ previous seasons, now streaming on CraveTV™. Following the finale of Season 5 on CTV, the current season of MASTERCHEF CANADA will be available in its entirety on CraveTV, and is also slated to air on Gusto this summer (check local listings).Season 5 of MASTERCHEF CANADA has also partnered with Chefs Plate and SPLENDA® Sweeteners.The MASTERCHEF format and finished programmes are represented internationally by Endemol Shine Group, and is based on a format originally created by Franc Roddam. MASTERCHEF CANADA is produced by Proper Television in association with CTV. Proper’s Co-President Cathie James is the Executive Producer and Showrunner and Co-President Lesia Capone is Executive Producer. For Bell Media, Tina Apostolopoulos is Production Executive; Robin Johnston is Director, Original Programming, Factual and Reality; Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Original Programming; Pat DiVittorio is Vice-President, CTV and Specialty Programming. Mike Cosentino is President, Content and Programming, Bell Media. Randy Lennox is President, Bell Media.SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:Twitter:#[email protected][email protected] Bonachini – @Michael BonaciniAlvin Leung – @TheDemonChefClaudio Aprile – @ClaudioAprileFacebook:Facebook.com/CTVFacebook.com/MasterChefCDAInstagram:@[email protected] Cheng – @eugeneachengKaegan Donnelly – @kaeganMichael Griffiths – @michaelsfoodexperienceAndy Hay – @andyseastcoastkitchen_Nadia Rehman – @nadzlandBeccy Stables – @beccystableslast_img read more

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Mother speaks out about her daughters death appeals for action on MMIWG

first_imgPrecious Ones: Nova Scotia mother calling for #MMIWG inquiry to include men Ten years ago her 19-year-old son Carlyle was found dead in Sydney.Last year APTN Investigates interviewed Mona about her son’s death. Mona said she wanted to see the MMIWG Inquiry include missing and murdered Indigenous men too. Justin BrakeAPTN NewsThe mother and cousin of a young Mi’kmaw woman who died last month are speaking out in hopes of bringing more awareness to the epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada. Cassidy Jean Bernard, 22, was found dead in her We’koqma’q home on Oct. 24.  Cassidy is the second child Mona has lost “at somebody else’s hand.” “It’s an awesome thing that they’re…recognizing that there’s a problem, that there’s an epidemic. But they should be doing something about it now,” she said. She was also the mother of six-month-old identical twin girls, Mya and Paisley. “It was amazing to watch her do that,” she said. RCMP in Nova Scotia have not yet named Bernard as the deceased, but have called the death “suspicious” and say they are investigating. “My eyes are wide open,” Mona said, having lost two of her six children. She wants answers. “They should have been doing something about it decades ago, so that these men and these predators wouldn’t feel safe to actually hurt our women and get away with it. It’s been going on far too long.  Speaking from her home in We’koqma’q First Nation, Nova Scotia Mona Bernard described her daughter Cassidy as “an angel,” a “bright-spirited child,” and “just beautiful.” She said she is taking care of her two granddaughters now. Police have not said there’s a public safety risk in the wake of Bernard’s death. Annie Bernard-Daisley, Cassidy’s cousin and a band councillor for We’koqma’q, told APTN News Cassidy was “very community-oriented,” and that the young mother “went to every community function that there was with her little babies. They’re waiting for Nova Scotia’s medical examiner service to complete its own investigation before the RCMP can classify the death as anything other than suspicious, RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Jennifer Clarke told APTN News Friday.APTN reached out to Nova Scotia’s Medical Examiner Service for information on Cassidy’s case but did not receive a response by the time of publication. “They said he was swimming and that he drowned,” she explained. “But there was little investigation and nobody really gave me the right answers. I heard so many different stories on his death. He didn’t drown. He wouldn’t even go into that water. Waiting on medical examiner “They’re getting away with murdering our women, taking their lives, and taking them away from their families, because they know they can. They know there’s a track record with the government not following through with investigations and making sure people who are doing this to our women for the safety of everybody else in society.” “Bring a red dress, bring a poster ! Bring yourself!” Annie posted on Facebook Friday, adding the event will be  “peaceful protest to create an awareness to the Missing and Murdered Indigenous women and men in all of Canada!” Annie said she and Mona are urging people in the community with information to come forward. “I don’t want anyone to lose an angel like I just did. I swear, I don’t want any other mother to feel this kind of pain,” Mona said. The family is also planning what they’re calling a “Red Dress Protest” for 12 p.m. Noon Wednesday, Nov. 21, when they will block the Canso Causeway, which connects Unama’aki (Cape Breton Island) to the mainland. “And the investigation, I don’t know what ever happened but it just didn’t keep going.” Mona said Cassidy “was just a master” at mothering. “She was just a queen of these babies.” Looking for answers, taking action “The government has to step up and actually do something about it,” Annie said, commending the Trudeau government for launching the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, but adding action should not wait until the Inquiry files its final report. “We live in small communities. People are related to each other. People might be defending each other. And it’s our people who are doing that,” she said. “Our people have to stop [defending people who kill] because it’s making our society feel like they are able to take women’s lives and get away with it. And it’s gotta stop happening. They have to be courageous and stand up and give out the information to the right people.”.APTN Investigates interviewed Mona Bernard last year. She had already lost her son Carlyle Denny and believes police didn’t do a thorough enough investigation into his 2008 death. Now, following the death of her 22-year-old daughter Cassidy, she’s hoping for answers. APTN file photo..As part of their awareness raising campaign family members have begun using the hashtag “JusticeForCass on social media. “She must have been an angel from God, because nobody gets blessed very often to have that opportunity to have identical twins,” Mona said. But Mona and Annie say even though Cassidy’s case is so recent and is not yet solved, they feel compelled to speak out about the ongoing epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous women. Mona said her daughter was brilliant, “in her culture and in English,” and that she would sing and speak in Mi’kmaq to her daughters. “Cassidy was just a beautiful angel that was sent to me from God. And somebody has taken her away.”[email protected]@JustinBrakeNewslast_img read more

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Bank of England chief hints he will stay to help with Brexit

first_imgLONDON – Bank of England Governor Mark Carney all but confirmed Tuesday that he is to stay at the helm of the central bank for longer than planned to help ensure Britain leaves the European Union as smoothly as possible.Following days of speculation about an extension beyond his planned June 2019 departure, Carney told a committee of lawmakers that during “this critical period” everyone should do what they can to help the Brexit process.Carney, a Canadian, took the top job at the Bank of England in July 2013 on a five-year basis. He extended it by a further year in the aftermath of Britain’s vote in June 2016 to leave the EU.“Even though I have already agreed to extend my time to support a smooth Brexit, I am willing to do whatever else I can in order to promote both a smooth Brexit and an effective transition at the Bank of England,” he said Tuesday.With Brexit due March 29, 2019, Carney confirmed he has been in talks with Britain’s Treasury chief, Philip Hammond, about extending his tenure again.Carney, who is reportedly also interested in returning to Canadian politics, has said the government will announce details “in due course.” Media reports have suggested his tenure may be extended by about a year.Many backers of Brexit have accused Carney of taking sides during the Brexit referendum campaign, of being a leading proponent of so-called “Project Fear” when warning of the economic consequences of a vote to leave the EU. But many in the financial markets have been calling on Carney to stay longer to help reduce uncertainty.The British government’s discussions with the EU have struggled to make progress over the past few months, and Prime Minister Theresa May has suffered a series of resignations from her cabinet, including those of Boris Johnson as foreign secretary and David Davis as Brexit secretary.Her latest proposals for Brexit involve Britain maintaining many EU rules so British firms can keep trading easily in the European single market. Her plan has run into resistance from both the EU and within May’s Conservative Party.With the opposition Labour Party also seemingly split over how to approach Brexit, concerns have risen that Britain will end up crashing out of the EU with no deal and no transition period after Brexit day to help smooth the process.Though Carney said last month that the risks of a no-deal Brexit were “uncomfortably high,” he said Tuesday that some sort of agreement is still more likely.“The negotiations are getting to a critical stage and there’s still a wide range of views of potential outcomes and sometimes things don’t evolve as expected, so there is a chance for downside risks,” he said.He added, however, that the economy “by and large is operating as if there will be some form of agreement and some form of transition.” Only 20 per cent of firms have contingency plans for a no-deal Brexit, he said.Last month, the Bank of England raised its main interest rate by a quarter point to 0.75 per cent even though the economy has slowed. Its main reason for doing so was to contain inflation, which has risen above the 2 per cent target, largely as a result of a 15-per cent fall in the pound in the wake of the Brexit vote.Following Carney’s comments, the pound was little changed, down 0.2 per cent at $1.2941. Before the referendum, the pound was trading around $1.50.Carney said there could be “more positive momentum” behind the pound in the event of a Brexit agreement, but that it could fall again if there isn’t one.last_img read more

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