Trying to break a tie for the Canadian victory record for both women and men, the 21-year-old Henderson had a 19-under 197 total at Blythefield Country Club. “Of course, that’s in the back of your mind, but it’s long from over,” Henderson said. And this course, you know there’s a lot of birdies out there, so it’s going to take a low score. So, hopefully, I can just continue to hit good shots and give myself a chance for the win.”ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOWPark birdied the par-5 18th for her second 65 in a row. ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW“I had a good warm-up on the range, felt good about my game,” Thompson said.
June 15, 2019 23:37 UTC
The Intercept posted purported chats between then-judge Sergio Moro and ex-prosecutor Carlos Dos Santos Lima in which Moro offers strategy advice to the prosecutor in the corruption case against da Silva. The website said Moro at one point suggested the prosecutors release a statement highlighting contradictions in da Silva’s declaration. The conviction ended da Silva’s 2018 presidential run and Moro went on to become justice minister in President Jair Bolsonaro’s government. A statement from the Justice Ministry, led by Moro, said it did not recognize the authenticity of the messages. On Thursday, Bolsonaro offered words of support for his justice minister, saying Moro’s accomplishments in the sprawling Car Wash investigation have “no price.”
June 15, 2019 22:30 UTC
— Two people, including one who police believe was a child, have been found dead inside a burnt-out home in northern Alberta. RCMP say members from their detachment in Lac La Biche were called to the fire in Plamondon, a hamlet about 200 kilometres northeast of Edmonton, early Saturday. Police say a woman was airlifted to hospital, while two other people were located dead inside the home. They say they believe bodies belonged to a man and a child. The Office of the Fire Commissioner and RCMP are investigating.
June 15, 2019 22:30 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO - A glitch stalled checkout lines at Target stores worldwide Saturday, exasperating shoppers and potentially eating into sales at a prime time for retailers, the day before Father’s Day. The roughly two-hour outage periodically prevented Target’s cashiers from scanning merchandise or processing transactions as long lines formed in some stores. Target temporarily closed some of its stores, including one in San Francisco, rather than risk aggravating shoppers. Before the company figured out was wrong, a Target employee was warning customers that they might not be able to check out as they entered a San Francisco store early Saturday afternoon. Sales were being completed after intermittent delays during the half hour an AP reporter observed the lines at the store.
June 15, 2019 21:56 UTC
TORONTO — The Ontario Liberal Party has finalized some of the guidelines for its upcoming leadership race, setting the entrance fee at $100,000. The Ontario Liberal Party Executive Council says $25,000 of that money will be a “conditionally refundable deposit,” while the rest is the registration fee. Ontario Liberals voted last week to stick with the status quo for selecting their next leader, with a delegated convention. “We are kicking off another weekend with relentless work on some of the most crucial details pertaining to the leadership race,” said OLP president Brian Johns in a statement. “Last weekend at our AGM, Ontario Liberals clearly communicated they are excited, ready and eager to take the next steps toward rebuilding our party.”
June 15, 2019 21:33 UTC
GRENOBLE, FRANCE—Jessie Fleming and Nichelle Prince scored second-half goals and Canada moved into the round of 16 at the Women’s World Cup with a 2-0 win over New Zealand on Saturday. It was Prince’s 11th goal for Canada and first at a World Cup. For New Zealand, in its fifth World Cup, the wait for a first tournament win continues. The Canadians controlled the first half, essentially playing keepaway with the 19th-ranked New Zealand. The Canadian women had never before opened the World Cup with two straight wins, and they had never beaten a confederation champion (New Zealand is the big fish among the Oceania minnows) at the tournament.
June 15, 2019 21:00 UTC
Foothills WFC kept its perfect record after three games in 2019 with a 1-0 win over the Santa Clarita Blue Heat on Friday night at Mount Royal University’s stadium field. “Our start was exceptional,” said Foothills WFC head coach Troye Flannery. “We did what we talked about doing and what we had worked on at the training ground. “They are a ruthless team and a very good team, with some quality in attack which made things difficult.”The Blue Heat’s chances were few and seemingly from created moments, rather than sustained pressure. This is that platform and this is our opportunity.”Boychuk’s goal developed from a short corner kick and continued pressure and possession.
June 15, 2019 20:48 UTC
NEW YORK - Several dozen people stripped naked and got their bodies painted in New York’s Times Square as part of what was billed as a protest against “divisiveness.”The event Saturday was organized by body artist Andy Golub. He has staged similar nude Times Square protests in years past.
June 15, 2019 20:37 UTC
The Los Angeles Kings bought out the final two years of defenceman Dion Phaneuf’s contract on Saturday, making him a free agent. Phaneuf, 34, is a three-time All-Star who surpassed the 1,000-game milestone last season. He has 494 career points (137 goals, 357 assists) in 1,048 contests to go along with 55 career playoff games. Phaneuf tallied a career-low six points (one goal, five assists) in 67 games last season. The Kings acquired Phaneuf from the Ottawa Senators on Feb. 13, 2018, along with forward Nate Thompson.
June 15, 2019 20:37 UTC
Sean McCann, an award-winning actor known for his role on the Canadian TV series Night Heat, died on Thursday. A prolific character actor, McCann performed in hundreds of productions, ranging from a Canadian politician in The King Chronicle (1988) to an animated bear in TV series Little Bear (1995-2003). McCann played supporting roles in films with big names such as Meryl Streep in ... First Do No Harm (1997) and Nick Nolte in Affliction (1997). “They made me an offer ... and it’s out the window,” McCann said of a 2002 TV series starring Rob Morrow. Beyond acting, McCann was also a poet, a political candidate and a baseball scout.
June 15, 2019 20:26 UTC
Ford’s involvement in the Markham event comes after he said last week that he would participate in some Pride month events. Premier Doug Ford marched in the York Region Pride parade Saturday with officers from the local police service. But the premier has said he won’t go to the Toronto Pride parade because of a decision to prevent uniformed police officers from marching in it. Uniformed officers were first banned from that parade in 2017 over concerns of racial profiling. Ford has also said he has no problem going to Pride events and that they are a great boost to the economy.
June 15, 2019 20:15 UTC
TORONTO — Premier Doug Ford marched in the York Region Pride parade today with officers from the local police service. Ford’s involvement in the event comes after he said last week that he would participate in some Pride month events. But the premier has said he won’t go to the Toronto Pride parade because of a decision to prevent uniformed police officers from marching in it. Ford has also said he has no problem going to Pride events and that they are a great boost to the economy. The premier’s office confirmed today that Ford participated in the York event in Markham, Ont.
June 15, 2019 20:14 UTC
OTTAWA—The Telegraph-Journal in New Brunswick has been named the winner of the 2018 Michener Award, which honours excellence in public service journalism. The Saint John-based newspaper was nominated for an 18-month investigation that exposed problems with New Brunswick’s ambulance service. The finalists for the award included the Toronto Star and two of its sister papers, the Waterloo Region Record and St. Catharines Standard, as well as CBC and APTN. Gen. Julie Payette presented the award to the winner Friday at a ceremony at Rideau Hall. The Michener Award was founded in 1970 by former governor general Roland Michener.
June 15, 2019 20:14 UTC
PARIS — A small congregation in white hard hats attended mass at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris on Saturday, the first service since fire devastated the Gothic landmark two months ago. Church leaders are keen to show life goes on at the cathedral as donations for rebuilding trickle in. “It is a message of hope and thanks to all those who were moved by what happened to this cathedral,” he added, acknowledging afterwards it was “a bit strange” to celebrate mass with a helmet. On Friday, France’s Culture Minister Franck Riester said the cathedral was still in a fragile state, especially the vault. Among those who promised to donate to the rebuilding effort were luxury goods tycoons Bernard Arnault and François-Henri Pinault.
June 15, 2019 19:41 UTC
CALGARY — Police in Calgary say a suspect who was arrested and released shortly after the deaths of two men more than a year ago now faces murder charges. A suspect was arrested two days later but was released without charge. On Friday, Christopher Naidu, 29, of Calgary was arrested and is charged with two counts of first-degree murder. Police say Naidu is the same person they arrested last year. Police say they believe the men who died were targeted, and that they and the accused knew each other.
June 15, 2019 19:18 UTC