Calgary Performing Arts Festival results through April 25

Festival Results for Tuesday, April 25, 2017 30160 VIOLIN SOLO – PRESCRIBED SELECTION 11 years and under Hannah Johnsen 31370 VIOLIN SOLO – BAROQUE 12 years and under Sarah Clarridge 31380 VIOLA SOLO – BAROQUE 12 years and under Megan Jones 33700 VIOLIN SONATA 12 years and under Shannon Keely Wong 34080 VIOLIN CONCERTO 12 years and under Joshua Qiu 44380 ALTO SAXOPHONE SOLO Minimum Associate Standard Cadence Sullivan 48020 WOODWIND SOLO 16 years and under Teagen Wiechnik 48030 WOODWIND SOLO 18 years and under Alison Kim 48040 WOODWIND SOLO 19 years and over Mirabelle Jien 48220 WOODWIND SOLO – SONATA 18 years and under Alison Kim 48510 WOODWIND SOLO… Read More

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Study suggests ancient underground water sources not immune to today’s pollution

CALGARY — New research suggests ancient underground water sources long believed to be shielded from modern-day contaminants may not be as safe as previously thought. The study, led by University of Calgary hydrogeologist Scott Jasechko, involved delving into data collected from 6,000 groundwater wells around the world. The paper was published Monday in the journal Nature Geoscience. The research yielded two interesting findings — up to 85 per cent of the fresh, unfrozen water in the upper kilometre of the earth’s crust is more than 12,000 years old and it’s possible for ancient and recent water sources to mingle deep underground. “The implication of that finding is that, unfortunately, even… Read More

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CA attorney general: The Trump administration is ‘in denial’ about its executive powers

California’s top cop had some terse words for the Trump administration hours after an appeals court blocked its attempt to financially penalize “sanctuary cities.” California Attorney General Xavier Becerra responded to a statement from Reince Priebus that characterized the ruling as “the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals going bananas” for slapping down another one of President Donald Trump’s executive orders. The same court in February refused to reinstate Trump’s travel ban that barred people from half a dozen majority-Muslim countries from traveling to the US. Trump and his surrogates at the time railed against that ruling as well. It’s “another case of the administration in denial,” Becerra said on CNN… Read More

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Fox News is in the middle of a class-action racial-discrimination lawsuit

Thirteen current and former employees of Fox News are filing a class-action lawsuit in the New York Supreme Court, alleging that they experienced “abhorrent, intolerable, unlawful and hostile racial discrimination,” while senior Fox News officials ignored their requests to take action. “When it comes to racial discrimination, 21st Century Fox has been operating as if it should be called 18th Century Fox,” said Douglas Wigdor and Jeanne Christensen, representatives of the plaintiffs, in a statement cited by BuzzFeed News. Fox News reporter Kelly Wright, an employee of the network since 2003 and the latest plaintiff to join the suit, claimed in the filing that he was marginalized by the network’s… Read More

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Court hears killed Centex worker yelled at gas and dash suspect he had to pay

Maryam Rashidi angrily told a gas-and-dash thief he would have to pay for the fuel he took from the Centex station where she worked, an eyewitness testified Tuesday. But instead of complying with the cashier’s demands that he pay the $113.23 bill, the driver of a pickup was able to shake her off the hood of his truck before driving over her, Emmett Yang said. Yang watched the deadly incident unfold in his rearview mirror as he stopped at a red light by a Home Depot store on 16 Ave. N.W. “An F350 came out of the parking lot, but fairly fast … and came close to my car,” Yang… Read More

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Authorities investigating suspicious death in Hopewell

The Mercer County Homicide Task Force is investigating. HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP — Township police and prosecutor’s detectives are investigating a suspicious death on Washington Crossing-Penning Road Tuesday night, officials said. Details of the incident, reported shortly 10 p.m., were still developing Tuesday night and the investigation was in it’s early stages, the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office said. The county’s Homicide Task Force was on scene, the office said. An office spokeswoman said additional details would be made public Wednesday. Kevin Shea may be reached at kshea@njadvancemedia.com. Follow him on Twitter@kevintshea. Find NJ.com on Facebook. …read more Source:: New Jersey Real -Time News

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