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December, 2018

Ravens, businesses offering exchange programs for Ray Rice jerseys – National

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TORONTO – The Baltimore Ravens say they will offer an exchange for former Raven player Ray Rice jerseys at stadium stores.

Ravens made the offer on 桑拿会所 Tuesday morning saying details about the exchange are still to come.

The announcement comes one day after a deeply disturbing video surfaced of Rice punching his then-fiancee Janay Palmer in a hotel elevator in Atlantic City. He can then be seen dragging her unconscious body out the elevator.

Rice was released by the Ravens Monday afternoon and suspended indefinitely by the NFL in the wake of the video being made public.

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NFL spokesman Greg Aiello tweeted that commissioner Roger Goodell made the decision to ban Rice “based on new video evidence that became available today.” Goodell had faced a firestorm of criticism for initially issuing a two-game ban for Rice.

Outrage over video was swift and severe with many NFL players taking to social media to speak out about domestic violence and the league’s handling of the case.

In addition to the Ravens severing ties with Rice, the NFL Shop discontinued all jerseys of the running back from their online store Monday.

Rice’s alma mater, Rutgers, began disassociating itself with the former star by removing Rice from all promotional videos, according to local media reports.

In Baltimore, local businesses also offered promotions to satiate the city’s outrage, offering free food and drink for Rice jerseys.

Hersh’s Pizza and Drinks is offering free pizza for any unwanted Rice jerseys, and will donate $2.70 for every jersey to the House of Ruth, a non-profit that helps victims of domestic violence.

No Idea Tavern tweeted they will offer a $10 bar tab for all Rice jerseys, no questions asked.

The Baltimore bar later said they received so much support for the promotion they will follow suit and match the donation of $2.70 to the House of Ruth.

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WATCH: ‘Neighbour from hell’ knocks man from wheelchair, runs it over – National

TORONTO – A California woman who often records her “neighbours from hell” watched in shock after an allegedly drunken woman knocked a man from a motorized scooter before running it over with her truck.

Sarah Oliver recorded Sunday’s incident and posted the disturbing footage on YouTube, calling it a “common weekly occurrence with this insane neighbour.”

The video allegedly shows Laura Cox yelling at her live-in partner and hitting and kicking the back of a vehicle before knocking the man from the scooter.

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Cox then got into the vehicle and allegedly backed the truck up and over the scooter before driving away.

“You can usually hear banging and screaming…I can usually watch the whole [fight],” Oliver told CBS News. “It’s crazy.”

Cox’s boyfriend, who did not want to be identified, told NBC News he was trying to prevent the woman from driving while intoxicated and refused to press charges.

“Do you see a mark on me? Do you see any marks on the scooter? If you actually really look at the video, she bumps me with her hip,” the man said. “I think people have way to much idle time on their hands and too much to gossip about.”

Oliver said she felt bad for the man and wanted people to see the video to hopefully bring some peace to the neighbourhood.

“He gets taken advantage of and she does attack him a lot, you know, and he doesn’t deserve it,” Oliver said.

Longueuil accident causes traffic chaos – Montreal

LONGUEUIL — Traffic was at a standstill on Tuesday morning after a 53-foot transport truck flipped over, blocking all three lanes of eastbound traffic on Highway 132 near the Roland-Therrien interchange.

The accident happened at 7:15 a.m., when the truck collided with a Honda Civic and flipped on its side.

Traffic was at a standstill in Longueuil on after a 53-foot transport truck flipped over on September 9, 2014.

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Sûreté du Québec spokesperson Ingrid Asselin told Global News that the driver of the truck likely tried to brake following a sudden slowdown in traffic and lost control of his vehicle.

Firefighters were on hand to extricate the driver of the truck from his cab.

Traffic was at a standstill in Longueuil on after a 53-foot transport truck flipped over on September 9, 2014.

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Both the truck driver and the driver of the Honda Civic were transported to hospital and treated for minor injuries.

Highway 132 was re-opened to traffic at around 10 a.m. after fire crews cleared the road of debris.

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Snail, believed extinct due to climate change, found ‘alive and well’ – National

NAIROBI, Kenya – The Seychelles Islands Foundation says a snail previously thought to be extinct has been rediscovered “alive and well” at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Aldabra Atoll in the Indian Ocean island nation of Seychelles.

The conservation group said in a statement seen Monday that before the Aug. 23 discovery, the last living individual of the Aldabra banded snail – which is endemic to Aldabra – was recorded in 1997.

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The group said two mollusk experts confirmed the discovery of several young purple and pink snails.

The snail’s apparent demise was linked to declining rainfall on Aldabra, and was widely considered to be one of the first species whose extinction could be directly tied to global warming.

The species was declared extinct in 2007.

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WATCH: Michael Moore shows his love for Canada – Toronto

TORONTO — Canadians need to stop electing politicians who want to make the country more like its neighbour to the south, filmmaker Michael Moore said Monday.

“I’m really disappointed that you have been electing people that want to be more American-like — and I mean that in the worst ways,” Moore said in an interview with Leslie Roberts on Global’s The Morning Show.

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“Why have you elected politicians that are going to take away the essence of what you are as Canadians? Why would you do that to yourselves?”

In fact, Moore said, Americans should try harder to emulate Canadians.

“What if we just adopted a little bit of your way? We’d be a nicer people. We’d be nicer to each other. We’d be nicer to the world,” he added. “What would be wrong with that?

Moore, who was born and raised in Flint, Michigan — across the river from Ontario — has long expressed admiration for Canada.

“I don’t know what it is about you but it can’t be that the Detroit River has some magical powers that we have 500 murders and year and then you go to Windsor and there’s zero murders a year,” he said.

“How does that happen? How is it that you don’t want to kill each other? Why is it that you believe that if somebody is sick they have a human right to see a doctor and not have to worry about losing their house?”

Moore is marking the 25th anniversary of his first feature documentary Roger & Me, which was screened at the Toronto International Film Festival in 1989 a few days after its world premiere in Telluride.

His other films include Bowling for Columbine (which was partly shot in Canada), Fahrenheit 9/11 and Capitalism: A Love Story.

The 60-year-old, whose 1995 scripted comedy Canadian Bacon portrayed a fake war between the U.S. and Canada, insisted he is optimistic about the future of both nations.

“The next generation … they don’t want to inherit a planet like this. They’re not bigots, they’re not haters. They don’t believe that you shouldn’t get married because you love somebody of the same gender,” said Moore.

“The kids aren’t like that. So I’m very hopeful for what will happen.”