Owner of Fuzz, the malnourished cat euthanized last month, charged under Animal Protection Act

Written by admin on 26/07/2019 Categories: 苏州美甲纹绣培训

HALIFAX – The owner of “Fuzz” the cat, who was brought to a vet and euthanized last month, has been charged under the Animal Protection Act.

Fuzz was brought to the Lady Hammond Animal Hospital on September 13, very ill and in bad physical shape.

Kim Jenkins, owner of the cat, has been charged with failing to provide the animal with adequate medical attention when the animal was wounded or ill and issued a ticket for $406.45.


“We took the cat to the Department of Agriculture and had a necropsy performed, and, based on the results of the necropsy and our findings, we decided that it was appropriate to charge the owner,” said Jo Anne Landsburg, Chief Provincial Inspector of the NS SPCA.

Kara Jenkins, daughter of Kim, made a public plea for her cat after not having seen him for a while.

Sarah Fraser admitted on 苏州美甲纹绣培训 to having brought Fuzz to the vet and that the cat had been euthanized shortly after.

The SPCA launched an investigation into the matter.

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“I decided the most humane thing to do would be to euthanize the cat,” Fraser wrote in a post on 苏州美甲纹绣培训, explaining her decision.

The post explained that Fraser believed Fuzz was a stray, and that she brought the cat to the veterinarian out of concern for her health and safety.

Today, Fraser said she was feeling  “very vindicated” by the process. “There was a lot of doubt, I think before, and, if anything, this really proves what terrible condition the cat was really in and that the right decisions were made,” said Fraser, who added that, since Global News broke the story last month, her family has received threats of physical harm.

In September, the veterinarian who examined the cat said it was in very bad shape. “It was very malnourished, had matted fur all over the body, high grade heart murmur, open-mouthed breathing, extremely emaciated and dehydrated, gingival bleeding with many rotten teeth,” Dr. Umer Khan of the Lady Hammond Animal Hospital told Global News in September.

After further examination, Dr. Khan said the cat was in extreme pain, and eventually it was recommended that the cat be put down, a decision that Kara Jenkins did not agree with.

“We should have been responsible to make that decision, not a stranger,” Kara Jenkins said in September. “I think there needs to be some sort of justice served.”

Halifax Regional Police also launched an investigation into the matter, but they concluded their investigation and didn’t lay any charges.

If you find an animal in need of care, The NS SPCA asks that you contact them at 1 (888) 703-7722.

With files from Steve Silva.

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Take your Halloween entertaining to the next level with these tutorials

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Hosting a Halloween party this week? There are a few easy DIY decor and menu ideas you can use to make your shindig “spooktacular.”

Sara Lynn Cauchon, aka The Domestic Geek on YouTube (where she has nearly quadruple the following of Martha Stewart), really set the bar with her epic feast.

The whole setup took her five days, but she’s confident you won’t need that long.

“You can definitely pull that off in an afternoon if you had some extra hands.”

Part 1 of her Haunted Hallowed Party tutorial, which covers all the little devilish decor details, has been viewed more than 25,000 times in less than 24 hours.

Here are her tips for how you can pull off what she did:

1. Scour your house

“There’s nothing you can’t do with a mason jar, in my humble opinion.”

Anything in your home that looks old or antique could work. If you can’t find anything, drop by a thrift shop for some vintage decanters.

2. Hit a dollar store

“I have to say the dollar store has really upped its game.”

You can probably find close to everything you’ll need there. Even if something doesn’t look exactly like you want it to right out of the bag, a little imagination and creativity goes a long way. Cauchon’s black creepy-crawly place-mats, for instance, called for some super glue and spray paint. Cauchon glued the small snakes together to form a place-mat. They originally looked like this:

3. Stock up on candles

The candles give the skeletons a ghoulish glow.

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“Candles are so inexpensive but so creepy.”

The more candles you can add, the better. They really set the mood.

“Anything liquid looks incredible by candlelight,” she adds.

4. Menu

Poison apples are a sinister twist on candied apples.

The Domestic Geek, YouTube

The blood-red spider cider is to die for.

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Oven-roasted brains “that even Hannibal Lecter would approve of.”

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“Menu is really important.”

Cauchon points out that you tend to see a lot of kid-friendly menus this time of year.

Part 2 of Cauchon’s Haunted Hallowed Party tutorial below offers three “eerie but irresistible recipes that will both spook and satisfy” adults’ tastebuds.

Happy entertaining!

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Justin Bieber cleans up in Europe at MTV EMAs with 5 awards

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MILAN – Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber dominated the MTV EMAs with five European music awards Sunday night, including for best male performer, best collaboration and best look.

“It’s been a long couple of years. I just feel it’s awesome to be recognized for my music,” Bieber, who was up for six awards, told the crowd.


Clad in a boyish red ensemble, Bieber performed his single “What Do You Mean?” for screaming fans — many of whom surely helped him win the best fans category — inside the Mediolanum Center in Italy’s fashion capital of Milan.

“Make some noise!” he exhorted the crowd as he sang, as if they needed to be told.

As he picked up his award for best collaboration, Bieber said “it’s been a pretty good night.” By the time he took the fifth award, for best look, he just said “Wow.”

“I don’t know what to say, I got these looks from my mamma,” Bieber added.

He also won the worldwide act: North America category.

Host Ed Sheeran had a busy night, keeping the show going with co-host Ruby Rose, performing with Rudimental on their hit “Lay It On Me,” and taking home two awards himself, for best live act and best world stage.

Taylor Swift, who led all artists with nine nominations, took just one prize, best song, for “Bad Blood,” featuring Kendrick Lamar. Rihanna won best female performer while Nicki Minaj took best hip hop. One Direction won for best pop group, preventing Bieber from sweeping all the awards for which he was nominated. None of those acts were on hand to accept, and only Minaj sent along a video “thank you.”

Best video went to Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, who opened the show with their award-winning song “Downtown,” with Eric Nally flying against a full moon backdrop. They thanked fans for supporting their music without the backing of a big label.

Pharrell Williams closed out the ceremony, singing a rousing rendition of his anthem “Freedom” with dancers in brightly colored swing skirts. As the broadcast wrapped up, cameras cut to the Piazza Duomo in Milan’s centre, where fans unfurled a huge “Freedom” banner to raise awareness about Europe’s refugee crisis.

New Wave rockers Duran Duran were honoured with the first-ever MTV video visionary award honouring music video pioneers.

“Music lovers around the world, when we started, there was us and MTV, and we blazed a trail and we were there for each other,” Simon Le Bon told the crowd.

Andrea Bocelli made his MTV EMA debut, lulling the Italian crowd into a sing-along of his hit “Con te partiro” before singing a duet with best newcomer nominee Tori Kelly.

“It’s been such an honour just to be around him and just see how he works and it’s really cool to see his wife and kids,” Kelly said on the red carpet, calling it “a huge honour” to share the stage with Bocelli.

The awards ceremony travels to a different European city each year and winners are selected by fans across the continent.

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Government pleads for more time to craft assisted-death law

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OTTAWA – The federal government is pleading for more time to respond to the Supreme Court of Canada’s landmark ruling on doctor-assisted death.

During an oral hearing Monday, Crown lawyer Robert Frater said the government needs six more months to comprehensively respond to the judgment, which recognized the right of consenting adults enduring intolerable physical or mental suffering to end their lives with a doctor’s help.


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The court suspended last February’s decision for one year to allow Parliament and provincial legislatures to respond, should they choose, by bringing in legislation consistent with constitutional limits it set out.

Six additional months is not a long time in terms of the democratic process, Frater said, noting that the government is aware its request is unusual – but not unprecedented.

“Parliament can choose to do any number of things,” Frater told the nine-judge panel.

“I think the government has been quite clear that it is trying to be open to all options. The difficulty in this case is that the issues are so enormous and so complex … it is a new Parliament, they have to grapple with the issues.”

Last month, the Liberals established a special Commons-Senate committee to explore the issue of doctor-assisted death in hopes of drafting a new law ahead of its prospective new August deadline.

The committee is to report with legislative recommendations by Feb. 26, according to the motion that sparked its creation, though MPs have not yet been assigned to it.

Committee members from the Senate are free to start their work now and the group will have to meet the deadline set out, Frater added.

He also acknowledged the rule of law requires the federal government respect the judgment handed down by the Quebec Court of Appeal which “brought clarity to the situation” in the province.

It overturned a lower court decision aimed at suspending the implementation of Quebec’s law on assisted-death.

“If this further six months is granted, the rule of law will mean that that conduct is not a crime in Quebec,” Frater said.

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Lawyer Joseph Arvay, who represents those who fought for the right to assisted death, adamantly opposed the extension.

The B.C. Civil Liberties Association and individuals who spearheaded the case argue an extension would be a setback for people enduring unbearable pain.

“We have really suffering people,” Arvay said.

READ MORE: Quebec’s top court upholds province’s assisted-dying law

“Surely, in deciding whether to grant the extension, you have to decide whether the government’s request for an extension, in any way trumps that suffering,” he said.

Arvay also attempted to quash concerns about what would happen if the Supreme Court does not grant an extension, allowing the Criminal Code provisions to fall next month.

“There’s not going to be a rush to the doctors’ offices to die on Feb. 6,” he said.

“Most people don’t want to die … all physicians will be very reluctant to accede to the request unless a compelling case is made.”

The Supreme Court reserved its decision.

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Pakistanis, Syrian attacked in Cologne amid tension over New Year assaults

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BERLIN – A group of Pakistanis and a Syrian were attacked in Cologne amid tensions over New Year’s Eve assaults in the city that have been blamed largely on foreigners, police said Monday.

Six Pakistani nationals were attacked Sunday by a group of around 20 people and two of them were briefly admitted to a hospital, police said. Also Sunday evening, a Syrian man was attacked by five people. He was injured but didn’t need treatment.


Police said they received tips Sunday afternoon about groups of people who would “seek provocation,” but were still investigating whether the subsequent attacks were racially motivated and whether there was any link to the New Year’s assaults.

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Those assaults have stoked tensions over Germany’s open-door policy in the refugee crisis and prompted politicians to call for tougher laws against migrants who commit crimes.

Authorities and witnesses said the New Year’s Eve attackers were among a group of about 1,000 people described as predominantly Arab or North African who gathered at Cologne’s central train station. Some broke off into small groups and groped and robbed women, police said.

Cologne police say 516 criminal complaints have now been filed with them in connection to the New Year’s attacks. About 40 per cent involve allegations of sexual offences.

In a separate incident, police said Sunday two migrants – a Syrian and an Afghan – were arrested in northern Germany on suspicion of attacking and robbing a French man who was wearing a Jewish skullcap.

READ MORE: German officials looking for links between Cologne assaults and other attacks

Police said the 49-year-old was in a waiting room at Puttgarden ferry port Saturday when the two men, saying “Jew” in Arabic, shoved him to the floor. Police said they stole a bag containing cash, a bank card, a train ticket and a cellphone.

The two men had been denied entry to Denmark the previous day because they lacked the correct papers and were waiting for a train to a refugee centre.

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Ontario to squeeze more life out of Pickering; spend $12.8 billion on Darlington

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TORONTO – Ontario Power Generation announced plans Monday to start a $12.8 billion refurbishment of the Darlington nuclear power station this fall and to squeeze four more years out of the aging reactors at its Pickering generating station.



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    Nuclear reactors at both generating stations – situated east of Toronto on Lake Ontario – were originally scheduled to be decommissioned in 2020, but the Liberal cabinet decided to keep operating two units at Pickering until 2022, and the other four until 2024. The decision still needs approval from the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission.

    Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli said extending the life of the Pickering nuclear units will save the province about $600 million, which will help keep increases in electricity rates to a “modest, acceptable” level.

    READ MORE: Darlington nuclear reactor suffered heavy water leak on Tuesday

    “Prices will not go down in absolute terms in most, if not all, jurisdictions in North America, if not the world,” he said.

    The Darlington project will extend the life of its four reactors by another 30 years.

    Cabinet approved the refurbishment of one reactor starting this fall, but OPG will have to get approval for each of the three other units as they too are rebuilt.

    Those cabinet approvals give the government options, or “off ramps,” to halt the refurbishment project if it doesn’t like the way things are progressing or if innovations produce cheaper, more efficient ways of generating electricity, added Chiarelli.

    “The province has the discretion automatically for off ramps, and there are a number of occasions when they are for cause, which means they’re not on time, they’re not on budget and we don’t have confidence moving forward,” he said.

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    The Darlington budget includes a $1.7 billion contingency fund in case of cost-overruns on the $4.5 billion portion of the project done inside the reactor itself – the nuclear science work deemed as “subject to execution risk” – versus the fixed contracts for the majority of the supporting infrastructure.

    OPG president and CEO Jeff Lyash said the government-owned utility has been preparing for the Darlington refurbishment since 2009.

    “We are ready to go, and we’ll deliver the job safely, at the highest level of quality, on time and on budget,” said Lyash.

    OPG estimates it would need between 7.2-to-8.1-cents-per-kilowatt-hour to recover the total cost of the refurbishment, below current averages of 9.2 cents-per-kwh, but more than the 6.57-to-7.7-cents-a-kwh privately owned Bruce Power will be paid.

    Bruce announced plans last month for a $13 billion refurbishment of six reactors at the generating station it operates under contract in Kincardine, starting in 2020 – four years later than originally planned – but the company assumed all risks of overruns.

    Ontario’s Progressive Conservatives said it makes sense to extend the life of the Pickering while Darlington is being rebuilt, but they want the government to keep a close eye on costs so ratepayers aren’t on the hook for overruns.

    “The responsibility is incumbent upon the province to ensure that there are checks and balances and proper oversight to ensure that the refurbishments do come in on budget,” said PC energy critic John Yakabuski.

    The New Democrats want an independent review of the Darlington refurbishment.

    “This government has not provided a proper business case that clearly and transparently examines the costs, benefits and risks of this project,” said NDP energy critic Peter Tabuns.

    Green Party of Ontario Leader Mike Schreiner called it “outrageously irresponsible” for the Liberals to commit to rebuilding nuclear plants without an independent public review on costs and alternatives such as importing more power from Quebec.

    Premier Kathleen Wynne said Ontario is looking at importing more electricity from Quebec and Manitoba, but made it clear she wants to keep generating about half of the province’s electricity from nuclear power.

    “We don’t have any plans to move away from nuclear as our baseload at this point,” she said. “It’s always between 40 and 50 per cent.”

    Chiarelli said it’s not economically feasible for Ontario to replace the power generated by Darlington with electricity imported from Quebec because it would require billions of dollars in upgrades to transmission lines and transformer stations.

    “It’s not affordable because the amount of infrastructure required makes it absolutely prohibitive to move forward with it,” he said.

    The Darlington rebuild is expected to help create up to 11,800 jobs a year at peak of construction, and generate $14.9 billion in economic benefits to Ontario, with 180 companies in the province in the CANDU reactor supply chain.

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‘The Revenant’ movie shot in Alberta wins top awards at Golden Globes

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CALGARY — The Revenant took home the awards for best motion picture drama, best actor for Leonardo DiCaprio and best director for Alejandro Inarritu in Sunday’s 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards.

The film, about an 1800’s frontiersman’s efforts to survive after being attacked by a bear and left for dead by his comrades, was partially shot in near Calgary and in Kananaskis.



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    The initial plan was to shoot the entire movie in Alberta, but the weather ended up being too warm that winter.

    Shot in both Alberta and B.C., the filmmakers had trouble maintaining consistency between shooting locales. Different clouds or light availability made a huge impact throughout the filming process. DiCaprio said on Sunday they eventually had to finish the filming in southern Argentina.

    Global Calgary meteorologist Jordan Witzel played a key role in making the movie. Witzel was the forecasting consultant on the film, responsible for letting the production team know about optimal weather conditions, locations best for shooting and even specific details like cloud thickness.

    “They had at least 11 different set locations throughout Alberta and B.C. that were fair game each week. I had to monitor most of them at any given time,” said Witzel.

    READ MORE: Global Calgary meteorologist Jordan Witzel crucial to making of The Revenant

    WATCH: In an expedition of the uncharted American wilderness, legendary explorer Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) is brutally attacked by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team. In a quest to survive, Glass endures unimaginable grief as well as the betrayal of his confidant John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy).

    In his acceptance speech DiCaprio joked that in real life his costar Tom Hardy, “would never bury me alive and leave me out in the cold to die like that.”

    READ MORE: Golden Globe 2016 winners: full list of TV and movies awards

    Both Inarritu and DiCaprio acknowledged the first nations people represented in the film and in all indigenous communities around the world.

    “It is time we protect your land and heard your voices,” said DiCaprio.

    “It is time we recognize your history and protect your indigenous lands from corporate interests and people who are out there to exploit them.”

    After this win many expect that Leo is a front runner for best actor at the Oscars next month.

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    With files from Chris Jancelewicz and Karen Bartko, Global News.

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Music legend David Bowie dies of cancer at 69

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NEW YORK – David Bowie, the other-worldly musician who broke pop and rock boundaries with his creative musicianship, nonconformity, striking visuals and a genre-bending persona he christened Ziggy Stardust, died of cancer Sunday. He was 69 and had just released a new album.

Bowie, whose hits included “Fame,” “Heroes” and “Let’s Dance,” died “peacefully” and was surrounded by family, representative Steve Martin said early Monday. The singer had fought cancer for 18 months.

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Long before alter egos and wild outfits became commonplace in pop, Bowie set the music world on its ear with the release of the 1972 album, “The Rise of Ziggy Stardust and Spiders from Mars,” which introduced one of music’s most famous personas. Ziggy Stardust was a concept album that imagined a genre-bending rock star from outer space trying to make his way in the music world. The persona – the red-headed, eyeliner wearing Stardust – would become an enduring part of his legacy, and a touchstone for the way entertainers packaged themselves for years to come.

WATCH BELOW: David Bowie’s death will be remembered in much the same way as Elvis’ or JFK’s, according to his biographer, Wendy Leigh.

Bowie turned 69 on Friday, the same day as he released a new album called “Blackstar.”

“While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief,” said a statement issued via his social media accounts. No more details were provided.

WATCH BELOW:The music video for “Lazarus” from the album Blackstar

Bowie’s son, filmmaker Duncan Jones, confirmed the news on his 广州蒲友 accound and shared a photo of him with his father.

The singer, who was born David Jones in London, came of age in the glam rock era of the early 1970s. He had a striking androgynous look in his early days and was known for changing his looks and sounds. He had launched a provocative alter-ego named Ziggy Stardust, and the stuttering rock sound of “Changes” gave way to the disco soul of “Young Americans,” co-written with John Lennon, to a droning collaboration with Brian Eno in Berlin that produced “Heroes.”

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He had some of his biggest successes in the early 1980s with the stylist “Let’s Dance,” and a massive American tour.

“My entire career, I’ve only really worked with the same subject matter,” Bowie told The Associated Press in a 2002 interview. “The trousers may change, but the actual words and subjects I’ve always chosen to write with are things to do with isolation, abandonment, fear and anxiety – all of the high points of one’s life.”

WATCH BELOW: David Bowie performs “Heroes” live in 2006

At a concert for rescue workers after the 2001 World Trade Center attacks, his performance of “Heroes” was a highlight.

“What I’m most proud of is that I can’t help but notice that I’ve affected the vocabulary of pop music. For me, frankly, as an artist, that’s the most satisfying thing for the ego.”

WATCH BELOW: David Bowie performs “Space Oddity”


Bowie was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996, but he didn’t attend the ceremony. Madonna, another artist who knew something about changing styles to stay ahead of the curve, accepted for him and recounted how a Bowie concert changed her life when she attended it as a teenager. David Byrne, of the art rockers Talking Heads, inducted Bowie and said he gave rock music a necessary shot in the arm.

“Like all rock ‘n’ roll, it was visionary, it was tasteless, it was glamorous, it was perverse, it was fun, it was crass, it was sexy and it was confusing,” Byrne said.

WATCH BELOW: Fans visit Bowie’s Hollywood star moments after news of artist’s death

Bowie kept a low profile in recent years after reportedly suffering a heart attack in the 2000s. He made a moody album three years ago called “The Next Day” – his first recording in a decade which was made in secret in New York City. “Blackstar,” which earned positive reviews from critics, represented yet another stylistic shift, as he gathered jazz players to join him.

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He released a music video on Friday for the new song “Lazarus,” which shows a frail Bowie lying in bed and singing the track’s lyrics. The song begins with the line: “Look up here, I’m in heaven.”

Tributes poured in for the singer. British astronaut Tim Peake tweeted about his sadness from outer space aboard the International Space Station, saying “his music was an inspiration to many.”

WATCH BELOW: Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday paid tribute to British singer David Bowie, who died of cancer on Sunday.

British Prime Minister David Cameron tweeted that Bowie’s death is “a huge loss.” He wrote he had grown up listening to and watching Bowie and called the singer a “master of reinvention” and a pop genius who kept on getting it right.

Comedian Ricky Gervais, who had just wrapped hosting the Golden Globe awards, said he “lost a hero.”

Rapper Kanye West also tweeted about the loss of Bowie.

Many other celebrities and fans took to social media to mourn the icon’s death.

WATCH BELOW: David Bowie and Queen perform “Under Pressure”

Bowie felt uneasy about some of his greatest material, once embarking on a “greatest hits” tour saying it would be the last time performing much of his old material. He later relented, however.

“I’m not a natural performer,” he said in the 2002 interview. “I don’t enjoy performing terribly much. Never have. I can do it and, if my mind’s on the situation, do it quite well. But five or six shows in, I’m dying to get off the road and go back into the studio.”

WATCH: Bowie fans mourn his loss. Ryan Kessler reports.

Bowie was married to international supermodel Iman since 1992.

With files from Global News

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Florida Panthers extend win-streak with 2-1 win over Oilers Sunday night

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EDMONTON – When you’ve won a dozen straight games, not all of them will be pretty.

Jonathan Huberdeau’s first-period goal stood up as the winner as the Florida Panthers extended their franchise-record win streak to 12 games with a 2-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday.

Jaromir Jagr also scored for the Panthers, who haven’t lost since Dec. 12 — a 3-1 defeat against the Boston Bruins.



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    “It was a grinder-type game and we did what we had to do to win,” said Panthers centre Nick Bjustad. “We didn’t necessarily play well, but you’re going to have those games where you don’t feel the greatest but you have to sneak them out.”

    The Panthers (26-12-4) have become the first team in NHL history to win 12 games in a row after missing the playoffs the previous year.

    Mark Letestu replied for the Oilers (17-23-3), who have dropped back-to-back outings.

    Florida scored on its first shot of the game just over three minutes in when Oilers defenceman Darnell Nurse coughed up the puck, sending Jagr in on a breakaway. The 44-year-old lost the handle on the puck while attempting a deke, but it still managed to go through the legs of Edmonton goalie Cam Talbot for his 15th goal of the season.

    “The home run mistakes, those have to be eliminated from our game,” said Oilers coach Todd McLellan. “The mistake that Darnell made, they have to be eliminated. That’s an individual mistake that has to be out of the game.”

    The Oilers looked to have responded three minutes later when Taylor Hall picked the corner to beat Panthers starter Al Montoya, but a replay determined Edmonton was offside on the play and the goal was overturned.

    Letestu said it was going to be hard enough to score on red-hot Florida, and it didn’t help when a goal was taken away.

    “We knew with this winning streak that they hadn’t been giving up much and had been defending well and getting good goaltending,” he said. “When you win 12 in a row, a lot of things are going well. To have one of our goals taken back, it was tough.”

    Shortly afterwards, Florida made it 2-0 as Huberdeau took a feed from behind the net and chipped it over Talbot’s shoulder.

    Edmonton got a goal back with 7:28 remaining in the first as some hard work by its third line paid off with a goal by Letestu.

    The Oilers had the bulk of the chances for the scoreless second and third periods, but couldn’t find the equalizer despite outshooting the Panthers 25-14 in the game.

    “They’re not pretty every single night,” Montoya said. “You’ve got to find different ways to win. Tonight, we found another way to win.”

    The Panthers play the fourth of a six-game trip in Vancouver on Monday. The Oilers head on the road to face the Arizona Coyotes on Tuesday.

    Notes: Florida’s winning streak is the longest of any team in the NHL this season and longest since the Boston Bruins won 12 in a row from March 2 to 22, 2014… Out with injuries for the Oilers were Connor McDavid (collarbone), Nail Yakupov (ankle), Oscar Klefbom (finger) and Andrew Ference (undisclosed). Edmonton announced on Saturday that McDavid, the first-overall draft pick in 2015, will not return before the All-Star break… Missing from the Panthers lineup were Steven Kampfer (lower body) and David Bolland (lower body)… Edmonton was coming off a bizarre 3-2 loss to Tampa Bay on Friday that saw all three Lightning goals go in off of their own players… Oiler Ryan Nugent-Hopkins played his 300th career game.

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Syrian Refugees celebrate Armenian Christmas in Vancouver

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Canada’s Defence Minister, Harjit Sajjan, attended a special Christmas ceremony at St. Gregory Armenian Apostolic Church today to thank the community for its role in sponsoring Syrian refugees.

The Richmond-base parish is hosting nearly 31 families, many with ties to church members. The effort makes the orthodox Christian Church one of BC’s largest private sponsors.


“It’s easy to expedite files, but it’s very hard to put the resources and community together to sponsor families like this. So this is my way of saying thank you,” Sajjan told reporters outside the church.

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According to organizers, finding housing for the refugees has been the biggest challenge.

“We spent three days on Craigslist, trying to find rental apartments for $1,400 or $1,500, but it’s very difficult. People, when they know it’s a family, a mother, a father, maybe three kids and a mother in law, they just don’t want to rent, and unfortunately as private sponsors, we don’t get any help from the provincial government,” says Vic Andonian of the Armenian National Committee of Canada.

The church is not only looking for housing, but also donations of furniture and household goods. Donations can be made via syriahelp苏州美甲纹绣培训 or stgregorychurch苏州美甲纹绣培训

Viken Majazian and Alin Azakelian and their two children are among the refugees being sponsored by St. Gregory Church. Majazian was a dental surgeon in Syria; Azakelian an engineer. But living in Aleppo, the family used to hear rockets above their apartment every night, and the violence eventually forced them to flee.

“I felt really hopeless,” Azakelian says. “My girl was saying she wanted to go to the park and sit on the swing. The kids just wanted to walk down the street. But I said you can’t go outside, so many dangers, maybe we will get hurt. There were so many difficult moments in our life, we felt hopeless.”

Now living in B.C., the family are about to move into their own rental apartment.

“I just want to thank everyone here, everyone, I am so happy,” Azakelian says.

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Evander Kane’s return met with tracksuits and boos from Jets fans

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WINNIPEG —; It was anything but a friendly welcome back for Evander Kane.

Fans booed, dressed up in tracksuits and cheered when Kane slipped and fell during pre-game warmups.

The former Winnipeg Jet made his first return to MTS Centre on Sunday since being traded to the Buffalo Sabres.

Kane had several controversial moments off-the-ice during his time in Winnipeg, which included posting pictures on social media of him holding stacks of money and rumoured in-fighting with teammates.

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An incident last February, proved to be the final straw. Kane violated team dress code and wore a tracksuit to a game in Vancouver. Defenceman Dustin Byfuglien reportedly threw the tracksuit into a cold tub. Kane was traded to the Buffalo Sabres soon after.

Fans had less than glowing reviews of Kane’s time with the team.

“He’s a big baby. He’s got no charisma or chemistry. His ego gets in the way,” said Aidan Ritchie, a Jets fan.

“For all the fans that paid for your contract, we wish you all the best,” said Ryan Ambrozik, who work a full blue tracksuit and face paint.

The former Winnipeg Jet made his first return to MTS Centre on Sunday since being traded to the Buffalo Sabres.

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Jim Toth, a Winnipeg sports analyst said Kane never endeared himself to fans, even when the relationship had broken down with the hockey club.

“There’s a lot of fans that aren’t happy with him because Winnipeg’s a working class town. And they get upset when people don’t want to be here,” Toth said.

He also predicted Kane will soon leave Buffalo for bigger markets.

“I think when he becomes a free agent, he wants to go to a big market – the L.A.s, the New Yorks, or maybe back home in Vancouver.”

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Spain: Landmark fraud trial starts for Princess Cristina

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PALMA DE MALLORCA, Spain – Spain’s Princess Cristina spent 12 hours in court Monday at the start of her landmark criminal case, confronting accusations of bankrolling a lavish lifestyle with funds her husband received from an alleged scheme to embezzle millions from public contracts for conferences and sporting events.


Cristina and her husband, Inaki Urdangarin, said nothing during the opening of their trial as their lawyers and attorneys for 16 additional defendants argued why their clients should have charges dropped and made requests about evidence and witnesses for a trial expected to last six months.

One lawyer asked to call Spain’s current and former kings as witnesses and another accused him of trying to turn the trial into a reality show. The judge ended the proceedings by saying the trial would resume in February – when a final decision will be made as to whether Cristina will remain among the defendants or not.

The 50-year-old Cristina, the sister of King Felipe VI, faces two counts of tax fraud, carrying a maximum prison sentence of eight years, for allegedly failing to declare taxes on personal expenses paid by a real estate company she owned with Urdangarin, an Olympic handball medallist turned businessman.

Her lawyer, Jesus Maria Silva, was joined by a prosecutor and a state attorney representing Spanish tax authorities in saying the charges against Cristina should be thrown out because government officials agreed she committed no crimes and should face at most an administrative fine for tax evasion.

The three-member panel of judges hearing the case will decide in coming weeks whether to side with her supporters or with an investigative judge who spent four years probing the case and ruled it could go forward because of evidence presented by a private anti-corruption group.

The judges will have to weigh whether the couple criminally abused the Aizoon real estate consulting firm described in court papers as a “front company” to fund luxury vacations, throw parties at their modernist Barcelona mansion and pay for salsa dancing classes.

Under Spanish law, groups like the Manos Limpias (Clean Hands) organization involved in the princess’ trial can pursue criminal charges against people when authorities decide against doing so.

The trial marks the first time that a member of Spain’s royal family has faced criminal charges since the monarchy was restored in 1975.

Urdangarin and others are accused of embezzling up to 6.2 million euros ($6.8 million) from contracts which were allegedly inflated or never performed. The princess’ husband, formerly the Duke of Palma, is accused of using his title to land the deals for the Noos Institute he ran with business partner Diego Torres.

Torres’ lawyer, Manuel Gonzalez, renewed a request to call former Spanish King Juan Carlos and his son, King Felipe, as witnesses – presumably to elicit testimony suggesting the business dealings of Noos were condoned or approved by the royal family while Juan Carlos was king until 2014.

The requests for them and other witnesses prompted Pedro Horrach, the prosecutor who wants Cristina fined but cleared of criminal wrongdoing, to accuse Gonzalez of “trying to turn the trial into a reality show.”

Cristina and her husband were stoic as sat in a group with the other defendants and they watched the lengthy exchanges between lawyers and judges.

The couple entered court without speaking to reporters under tight security after authorities detained a protester found nearby with an anti-monarchy flag. They left hours after sunset, with the princess appearing to give a slight smile as she departed.

A small group was allowed to protest nearby after the proceedings began – in sharp contrast to 2014 demonstrations by thousands of anti-monarchy protesters while Cristina answered questions posed by an investigative judge.

There are so many defendants and lawyers – plus reporters – involved in the case that judicial officials moved the trial from a courthouse to a sprawling complex on the outskirts of Palma de Mallorca normally used for public servant training courses.

The case is being heard in the regional capital of Spain’s Balearic Islands because many of Urdangarin’s business deals under investigation were for the islands.

Cristina denied knowledge of her husband’s activities during the 2014 closed-door court appearance, but judges decided she could be tried for tax fraud in 2007 and 2008.

The details about the couple’s lifestyle that emerged from the pre-trial investigation from 2011-2014 outraged Spaniards as the country teetered on the edge of an economic crisis and unemployment hit 27 per cent.

The case deeply damaged the reputation of Juan Carlos – already smarting from a backlash after he broke his hip during a 2012 elephant-hunting trip seen as an example of royal excess. He abdicated in 2014, saying Spain needed fresh royal blood.

On taking the throne, Felipe pledged to restore public trust in Spain’s monarchy. He later stripped Cristina and her older sister Princess Elena of their roles as official members of the royal family though they have not given up their slots of succession in line for the throne.

Testimony is scheduled to begin Feb. 9 and the trial is expected to last until June. It could take the judges weeks or months following the end of the trial to decide on convictions and sentencing.

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Golden Globe 2016 winners: full list of TV and movies awards

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The 73rd annual Golden Globes were handed out on Sunday, Jan. 10 at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles, Calif., and it was one of the most unpredictable ceremonies in recent memory.


The awards show honoured the best of TV and movies in the past year. In the TV categories, newcomer series took home the trophies —; Mr. Robot for Best TV Show, Drama and Mozart in the Jungle for Best Comedy/Musical. Mad Men leading man Jon Hamm won Best Actor, TV Drama after playing the role of Don Draper for six seasons, and Taraji P. Henson won Best Actress for her performance in Empire.

In movies, The Revenant steamrolled the competition in three huge categories: Best Picture, Drama, Best Director, and Best Actor. The Martian won Best Musical or Comedy (which left much of 广州蒲友 scratching their heads, since it seemed more drama than comedy). Jennifer Lawrence won Best Actress, Comedy for her work in Joy, Brie Larson won Best Actress, Drama for Room, and Best Actor, Comedy went to Matt Damon for The Martian.

Comedian and actor Ricky Gervais hosted the ceremony for the fourth time, drawing as many laughs as he did groans.

The full list winners is below.


Best Motion Picture, Drama
Mad Max: Fury Road
WINNER: The Revenant

Best Motion Picture, Musical, or Comedy
The Big Short
WINNER: The Martian

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
WINNER: Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl
Will Smith, Concussion

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Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
Cate Blanchett, Carol
WINNER: Brie Larson, Room
Rooney Mara, Carol
Saoirse Ronin, Brooklyn
Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl

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Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
WINNER: Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
Melissa McCarthy, Spy
Amy Schumer, Trainwreck
Maggie Smith, The Lady in the Van
Lily Tomlin, Grandma

Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical, or Comedy
Christian Bale, The Big Short
Steve Carell, The Big Short
WINNER: Matt Damon, The Martian
Al Pacino, Danny Collins
Mark Ruffalo, Infinitely Polar Bear

Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Jane Fonda, Youth
Jennifer Jason Leigh, Hateful Eight
Helen Mirren, Trumbo
Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina
WINNER: Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

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Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Paul Dano, Love
Idris Elba, Beast of No Nation
Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
Michael Shannon, 99 Homes
WINNER: Sylvester Stallone, Creed

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Best Motion Picture, Animated
The Good Dinosaur
WINNER: Inside Out
The Peanuts Movie
Shaun the Sheep Movie

Best Original Song, Motion Picture
“Love Me Like You Do,” Fifty Shades of Grey
“One Kind of Love,” Love & Mercy
“See You Again,” Furious 7
“Simple Song #3,” Youth
WINNER: “Writing’s On the Wall,” Spectre

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Best Original Score, Motion Picture
Carter Burwell, Carol
Alexander Desplat, The Danish Girl
WINNER: Ennio Morricone, The Hateful Eight
Daniel Pemberton, Steve Jobs
Ryuchi Sakamoto, The Revanant

Best Motion Picture, Foreign Language
The Brand New Testament
The Club
The Fencer
WINNER: Son of Saul, Hungary

Best Director, Motion Picture
Todd Haines, Carol
WINNER: Alejandro González Iñárritu, The Revenant
Tom McCarthy, Spotlight
George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road
Ridley Scott, The Martian

Best Screenplay, Motion Picture
Emma Donoghue, Room
Tom McCarthy, Josh Singer, Spotlight
Charles Randolph & Adam McKay, The Big Short
WINNER: Aaron Sorkin, Steve Jobs
Quentin Tarantino, The Hateful Eight

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Best Television Series, Drama
Game of Thrones
WINNER: Mr. Robot

Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy
WINNER: Mozart in the Jungle
Orange Is the New Black
Silicon Valley

Best Performance By an Actor in a Television Series, Drama
WINNER: Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Rami Malek, Mr. Robot
Wagner Moura, Narcos
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan

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Best Performance By an Actress in a Television Series, Drama
Caitriona Balfe, Outlander
Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder
Eva Green, Penny Dreadful
WINNER: Taraji P. Henson, Empire
Robin Wright, House of Cards

Best Performance By an Actor in a Television Series, Musical, or Comedy
Aziz Ansari, Master of None
WINNER: Gael García Bernal, Mozart in the Jungle
Rob Lowe, The Grinder
Patrick Stewart, Blunt Talk
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Best Performance By an Actress in a Television Series, Musical, or Comedy
WINNER: Rachel Bloom, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Jamie Lee Curtis, Scream Queens
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin
Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie

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Best Performance By an Actor in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television
Idris Elba, Luther
WINNER: Oscar Isaac, Show Me a Hero
David Oyelowo, Nightingale
Mark Rylance, Wolf Hall
Patrick Wilson, Fargo

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television
Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black
Joanna Froggatt, Downton Abbey
Regina King, American Crime
Judith Light, Transparent
WINNER: Maura Tierney, The Affair

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television
Alan Cumming, The Good Wife
Damien Lewis, Wolf Hall
Ben Mendelson, Bloodline
Tobias Menzies, Outlander
WINNER: Christian Slater, Mr. Robot

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Kirsten Dunst, Fargo
WINNER: Lady Gaga, American Horror Story: Hotel
Sarah Hay, Flesh and Bone
Felicity Huffman, American Crime
Queen Latifah, Bessie

Best Television Limited Series
American Crime
American Horror Story: Hotel
Flesh & Bone
WINNER: Wolf Hall

For more information about this year’s Golden Globes, visit the awards’ official site.

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