EDMONTON — Police say a missing 13-year-old Edmonton girl has been found alive in the United States. Lila Smith, who was reported missing on June 24, was found uninjured in a hotel in Portland, Oregon Saturday morning, her father Martin Smith said. They say she’s looking forward to seeing us, she’s tired and she’s trying to rest now.”Edmonton Police Insp. Dahlseide said he believed the arrest was made outside Gladstone, Oregon, just south of Portland, away from the suspect’s residence. Canadian investigators have not had a chance to speak with the girl or the suspect yet, Dahlseide said, and other questions remain.
July 03, 2022 20:38 UTC
Now, Swedish record producer and songwriter Karl Martin Sandberg, professionally known as Max Martin, is gearing up to add another credit to his resumé: Broadway musical creator. “For a while, we were wondering if it was a funny juxtaposition of Shakespeare and pop music,” said West Read. I just hit my head on the kitchen cabinet,” West Read said. West Read worked on “& Juliet” concurrently with “Schitt’s Creek,” for which he was also an executive producer. It was in the same theatre that West Read saw his first musical, “Mamma Mia!” He’s still a fan of that ABBA-inspired musical to this day.
July 03, 2022 08:31 UTC
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Sunday slammed the United States, South Korea and Japan for pushing to boost their trilateral military cooperation targeting the North, warning that the move is prompting urgent calls for the country to reinforce its military capability. North Korea has long cited what it calls hostility by the United States and its allies as a reason to pursue a nuclear program. Sunday’s statement comes as North Korea’s neighbors say the country is ready for its first nuclear test in five years as part of its provocative run of weapons tests this year. During the recent trilateral meeting, U.S. President Joe Biden said he was “deeply concerned” about North Korea’s continued ballistic missile tests and apparent plans to conduct a nuclear test. South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol said the importance of trilateral cooperation has grown in the face of North Korea’s advanced nuclear program, while Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said joint anti-missile drills would be important to deter North Korean threats.
July 03, 2022 08:01 UTC
But the overwhelming majority of attendees were Taliban officials and supporters, mostly Islamic clerics. It was believed to be his first visit to the Afghan capital since the Taliban seized power. In his hour-long speech carried by state radio, Akhundzada called the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan a “victory for the Muslim world.”His appearance added symbolic heft to the gathering. The IS affiliate in Afghanistan, known as Islamic State in Khorasan Province or IS-K, has been operating since 2014. Since the Taliban takeover, IS militants have staged numerous assaults on Afghanistan’s new rulers and the Taliban have launched a sweeping crackdown against IS in the country’s stronghold in eastern Afghanistan.
July 03, 2022 04:30 UTC
Myanmar’s military seized power from the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi on Feb. 1, 2021. Wang last visited Myanmar to meet with Suu Kyi just three weeks before the military ousted her. Many in Myanmar suspect China of supporting the military takeover, and Beijing has refused to condemn the army’s power grab. The statement said that holding the foreign ministers’ meeting in Myanmar is in direct opposition to a peace plan by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. Since the military seized power, Chinese special envoy Sun Guoxiang has visited Myanmar twice, and Wang has met his Myanmar counterpart, Wunna Maung Lwin, twice in China.
July 03, 2022 00:58 UTC
To the untrained eye, the ceremonial bear gut parka Linda Selanoff recently helped create looks reminiscent of a clear plastic rain jacket. June Pardue showed participants how to prepare and sew this bear intestine into a parka. Pardue led the group in creating this latest bear gut parka, showing them the process just as her elders taught her. Joyce Kompkoff Peterson, left, and Diane Selanoff examine the parka's sleeve. (Submitted by Diane Selanoff)While Pardue, Selanoff and the other participants did the work of sewing, it ultimately became a community effort.
July 02, 2022 22:27 UTC
That may not be halting everyone's summer plans, but it's definitely changing the equation for some. CAA in southern Ontario recently asked its members about gas prices and their summer travel plans. "We're watching whether that wanes this summer," as plans are scaled back — fewer trips, or shorter ones closer to home — to lessen the hit to the wallet, she said. He had his RV shipped to Nova Scotia from Belgium, when diesel prices were cheaper in Canada than in Europe. While he's modifying his plans to save here and there, Ozenne, like Baranieski and Furlani, says the trip must go on.
July 02, 2022 19:23 UTC
One understands why humans desire so strongly and persistently to be in the loving care of an omnipotent being (“God”). That desire underlies a great deal of the pre-modern religions and traditions that Science has often arrogantly dismissed as immature thoughts of humans who lacked scientific culture. It was Albert Einstein, genius of physics, who declared “It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.” Science is our creation. Science can offer tools and technologies to make our plans practical, to manifest a design into reality. So when I asked you reader, whether you want a sense of meaning in your life, I was being sneaky.
July 02, 2022 18:59 UTC
Ian Thomas measured a western red cedar in North Vancouver, B.C., to be somewhere between 4.8 to 5.8 metres in diameter. Big-tree searcher Colin Spratt stands by a western red cedar in North Vancouver's Lynn Headwaters Regional Park. forestry professor Robert Guy, large western red cedars host "ecosystems in most of their branches." The previous top seven in the registry are all on Vancouver Island, the widest being a six-metre western red cedar in Pacific Rim National Park. "Red cedar has been showing more signs of distress in recent years than other ... species in times of drought," he said.
July 02, 2022 17:40 UTC
Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES— Netflix’s “The Sea Beast” brings a “Moby Dick”-like tale down to kid size. On Friday, July 8, he’s releasing the shelved Crazy Horse album “Toast,” a set they recorded in 2001 at Toast Studios in San Francisco. “‘Toast’ is an album that stands on its own in my collection,” Young wrote last year. — In the Hulu comedy “Maggie,” a professional psychic who sees her own future is in for a rough romantic ride.
July 02, 2022 14:11 UTC
Meanwhile, the Hamilton Honey Badgers recovered from back-to-back losses to defeat the Guelph Nighthawks 95-76 on Thursday. Christian Vital led the Honey Badgers to victory with 22 points and 6 assists while Jeremiah Tillmon chipped in 17. Caleb Agada leads the Honey Badgers in rebounds per game at 6.7, assists per game at 5.9 and steals per game at 2.4. Agada has proved to be an essential player for the Honey Badgers, also averaging 13.9 points per game. Hamilton Honey Badgers season tickets are available at https://www.honeybadgers.ca/tickets while Ottawa BlackJacks season tickets are available at https://www.theblackjacks.ca/tickets.
July 02, 2022 13:40 UTC
(Carl Hansen/Submitted by Sarah Hansen - image credit)Carl Hansen/Submitted by Sarah HansenA musician in Newfoundland and Labrador is excited to be releasing her debut album — at the age of 55. Sarah Hansen released her first single Down the Grey River this past April, and is following up the effort with her first studio album, Gather Up Your Days. Fast forward a decade, and Hansen says her younger self would never believe the path she now finds herself on. Submitted by Sarah HansenEventually, Hansen got to a point where she felt like she actually knew what she was doing. Do you have a new album of music that Weekend AM should know about for First Listen?
July 02, 2022 12:53 UTC
PRAGUE (AP) — An international film festival in the Czech spa town of Karlovy Vary kicked off Friday amid controversy following a protest by Ukraine over the screening of a Russian film alongside Ukrainian-made movies. Organizers said they consider the Russian movie - whose world premiere was at last year’s Venice Film Festival - as being indirectly critical of the current Russian leadership. Four Ukrainian films and eight other nearly-completed movies produced or co-produced by Ukraine will also be screened at the festival. Beside that movie, the festival will also screen his movies “The King’s Speech” and “Quills.”Organizers will also honor U.S. Oscar-winning actor and producer Benicio Del Toro and Czech actor Bolek Polivka. The grand jury will consider 12 movies for the top prize, the Crystal Globe.
July 02, 2022 11:19 UTC
From CERB repayments to what it takes to drive a car for hire, we’ve selected some of the best long reads of the week on thestar.com. Sign up for the Weekend Long Reads newsletter to get them delivered to your inbox every Saturday morning. Some facing repayment have expressed frustration, telling the Star they want to know why they’re now facing mounting bills as everyday costs rise. ‘Freedom’ protesters are angry, and returning to Ottawa for Canada Day. However, in a statement to the Star, the top Mountie, RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki, denied any such pressure.
July 02, 2022 11:06 UTC