Showing posts with label news. Show all posts
Showing posts with label news. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

CBC News Alerts - Karkwa wins Polaris Music Prize

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Karkwa wins Polaris Music Prize

Monday, September 20, 2010

CBC News Alerts - Nova Scotia MP to change vote on gun registry

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Nova Scotia MP to change vote on gun registry
NDP MP Peter Stoffer says he still dislikes the long-gun registry but will represent the majority of his Nova Scotia riding's constituents and vote against killing it in a parliamentary vote this week. A CBC News count puts the decided votes at 153 against killing the registry and 151 in favour of killing it.

CBC News Alerts - Injured veterans get expanded benefits

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Injured veterans get expanded benefits
The federal government will be spending an additional $2 billion to help about 2,300 wounded veterans,  CBC has learned.

CBC News Alerts - The King's Speech wins coveted TIFF prize

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The King's Speech wins coveted TIFF prize
The King's Speech triumphed at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday, scooping up TIFF's coveted People's Choice Award.


Sunday, September 19, 2010

CBC News Alerts - Air India perjury trial returns guilty verdict

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Air India perjury trial returns guilty verdict

Inderjit Singh Reyat, who testified at the Air India trial in 2003, has been convicted of perjury.

Friday, September 17, 2010

CBC News Alerts - 5 men arrested in Britain over threat to Pope

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Transport truck collides with at least 1 cyclist

CBC News Alerts - 1 cyclist confirmed dead in N.B. accident

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1 cyclist confirmed dead in N.B. accident
One cyclist was killed on Highway 7 between Saint John and Fredericton after a transport truck collided with one or more riders.

CBC News Alerts - Transport truck collides with at least 1 cyclist

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Transport truck collides with at least 1 cyclist
A transport truck has collided with one or more cyclists on the highway between Saint John and Fredericton.


Thursday, September 16, 2010

CBC News Alerts - Afghan deaths focus of special forces probe

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Afghan deaths focus of special forces probe
Two criminal investigations launched by military police into the actions of Canadian special forces soldiers in Afghanistan probed the alleged improper killing of Afghans, CBC News has learned.
For the latest on this breaking story

Saturday, September 11, 2010

OMG! AGAIN!! September 11 attacks

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OMG! OMFG!!!! yes! again!

Friday, September 10, 2010

New Canada News Gadget!!!

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New Canada News Gadget!!!
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Monday, August 09, 2010

Burglar caught breaking into house a 2nd time, claims he was leaving a thank you note

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SARASOTA - A convicted burglar is back behind bars, despite his claims of good intentions.
Sarasota Police have charged 39-year-old Gerald Maxwell with Burglary and Violation of Probation.  Officers arrested him Tuesday night as he was breaking into a home in the 2000 block of Chippewa Place - the same home he burglarized just last year.
Upon being taken into custody after walking out of the house, Maxwell stated "I was going back in there to leave a thank you note, because I'm the guy who burglarized this place last year; I just got out of jail," according to a police department report.
Officers investigating the incident found a broken window, multiple dresser drawers open, and jewelry collected near a crack pipe.
This is the sixth burglary Sarasota Police have arrested Maxwell for in just the last three years.
Maxwell is being held in the Sarasota County Jail without bond.

Man caught with 19 bags of marijuana at Fulton courthouse

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A man remains in the Fulton County jail after being arrested Wednesday for carrying 19 bags of marijuana into the Fulton County Courthouse, police said.
Ricky Hefflin was arrested on drug charges after attempting to take 19 bags of marijuana into the Fulton County Courthouse.
Police at the courthouse noticed something suspicious in Ricky Hefflin’s back left pocket when he went through the building's metal detector.
According to the police report, Hefflin, 26, of Atlanta, was instructed to empty his pockets but refused, stating “I don’t have anything.”
The arresting officer stopped Hefflin from proceeding, asking him again to empty his pockets.

When Hefflin didn’t move, the officer told Hefflin to place his hands against the wall and proceeded to search him.
The officer uncovered a clear plastic bag with 19 smaller bags inside containing marijuana.
Hefflin, who already had an active warrant, was charged with possession with intent to distribute in addition to two simple battery charges.
Fulton County Jail Ricky Hefflin was arrested on drug charges after attempting to take 19 bags of marijuana into the Fulton County Courthouse.

The 19 bags of marijuana police say they found on Ricky Hefflin as he tried to enter the Fulton County Courthouse.
Fulton County Jail The 19 bags of marijuana police say they found on Ricky Hefflin as he tried to enter the Fulton County Courthouse.

Man identify himself on surveillance video to the Police

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Posted by Tara Lipinsky

Davis St. Petersburg, FL police now say Dwayne Davis, Jr. is the guy here on a store surveillance video shown grabbing a man out of his car and pistol whipping him on June 12.

So how did officers finally figure out this man’s identity you ask? Was it the police force’s crackerjack investigative team that painstakingly solved the crime?

Nah. Davis accidentally turned himself. He allegedly called police to ask why he was on a TV news station in a surveillance video featuring unsolved criminal cases.

The station was running a story on crimes police were trying to solve in the area, and Davis reportedly phoned the fuzz to find out why his picture was part of the story.

Davis didn't call to ask us why he wasn't our Dumb Criminal on Friday, but he should have, because that's when the story hit the web and we didn't find it until today.

Saturday, August 07, 2010

'Jersey Shore' Adds "Deena Nicole Cortese" To The Cast New Jersey native is a longtime friend of Snooki's.

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There's a new guidette in the house, and she's ready to party.
On Friday (August 6), MTV announced that New Jersey native Deena Nicole Cortese has joined the cast of "Jersey Shore." A longtime friend of show favorite Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, Cortese is currently shooting with the rest of the crew in Seaside Heights, New Jersey.
She joins the original castmembers, which includes Snooki, Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, Jenni "JWoww" Farley, Ronnie Magro, Sammi "Sweetheart" Giancola, Paul "DJ Pauly D" Del Vecchio and Vinny Guadagnino. The Cortese news was revealed at the Friday meeting of the Television Critics Association.
Cortese, 23, describes herself as "class in a glass and party in a body." (There's no word on whether she, too, has a Snooki-esque nickname.) If possible, she plans to bring even more partying to the hit series. "I bring a lot of energy into the house," she told The Associated Press. "I party."
The second season of the reality series premiered last week to a record-breaking 5.3 million viewers. The eight housemates are shot season two in Miami, heating up the Florida club scene and creating at-home drama.
Are you excited to get some fresh blood in the "Jersey Shore" house? Let us know in the comments!
Don't miss "Jersey Shore" every Thursday at 10 p.m. ET/PT on MTV.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

News Alert: No serious injuries in Canadian military helicopter incident

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No serious injuries in Canadian military helicopter incident
Five people suffered minor injuries when a Canadian Chinook helicopter made what military officials describe as a hard landing and caught on fire in Afghanistan's Kandahar province on Thursday.

Google drops Google Wave

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Service will continue through year's end; technology to be rolled into other Google products;
A little more than a year after the service was launched, Google is pulling the plug on its Google Wave social-networking service, the company said Wednesday."Wave has not seen the user adoption we would have liked," wrote Urs Hölzle, Google senior vice president for operations, in a blog post. As a result of the public indifference, "We don't plan to continue developing Wave as a stand-alone product," he said.
The company will maintain the service through the end of the year, and the technology will be rolled into other Google projects, Hölzle said. Some features are already available as open-source components, and Google will offer tools to let users "easily 'liberate' their content from Wave," he said.
Hölzle implied that Wave might have been too radical of a concept for mass adoption, despite the company's many attempts to explain it to the public.
A "Web app for real time communication and collaboration, it set a high bar for what was possible in a Web browser," he said. "We weren't quite sure how users would respond to this radically different kind of communication."
The decision seems to have been made rather speedily. As recently as Monday, the company posted information about upcoming Wave developer talks in Washington D.C. and Michigan.
At the O'Reilly Open Source Conference last month in Portland, Oregon, Google Wave developer Dan Peterson admitted, in a Wave tutorial, that early versions of the service were slow and tended to crash. Subsequent work improved performance and made the product more stable, he noted.

 

Monday, August 02, 2010

News Alert B.C. road crash kills 6

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B.C. road crash kills 6
Six people were killed Sunday in a two-vehicle collision on the Trans-Canada Highway, 20 kilometres east of Golden, B.C.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

News Alert - Twister reported near Sundre, Alta.

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News Alert

Twister reported near Sundre, Alta.


A suspected tornado is reported to have touched down Friday about 25 kilometres west of Sundre, Alta., says Environment Canada.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Don't Trust the News?

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A new community of expert and amateur readers grades the news as it happens...
How can you be sure that the news you see and hear is true? Are there any journals and journalists that you can really trust and rely on? If so, how can you find them amidst the clangor and the clutter?