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Canucks’ fan favourite flooded with good-luck wishes after being traded to Ottawa Dealing with mumps, an aging core group and no playoff dates, the Canucks are back to the future Just one more sleep before the trade deadline and, still, Radim Vrbata hasn’t moved. While we wait, here’s something else you might not care about, the musings and meditations on the world of sports:...
GIVE ME A BREAK
A haggard Jesse Jackson Jr., speaking publicly for the first time about his divorce, said Monday he feels he’s being “attacked from all angles” despite the fact he’s “never missed a payment to my children.”
But court records from the divorce case in Washington, D...
Schooling up on a lifesaver
Miranda Bothwell, public education co-ordinator for Middlesex-London EMS, right, and principal Mary Ellen Cornelius show off the automatic external defibrillator installed at London’s St. Martin elementary school. Proven lifesavers, they’re easy to use, low-maintenance, can fit in a backpack and only cost about $2,100....
‘The Surrogacy Boom’
It’s booming, but it’s not a business.
Spurred on by rising infertility rates, legally sanctioned samesex unions, free health care and surrogates who cannot be paid, surrogacy rates have exploded in Canada.
Woodstock resident Eilise Marten, 27, one of hundreds...
PANGOLINS UNDER THREAT
BHOPAL: The increasing demand in China for pangolin scales, known for their aphrodisiac and medicinal value, is threatening the existence of the endangered mammals in central India.
According to sources, international smugglers have been targeting pangolins...
‘We want to bring King’s Hall back to former glory’
Colin mcdonald, head of the royal Ulster agricultural society, on the Balmoral show, his faith and how he hopes to master ballroom dancing It was supposed to be just a fiveyear appointment — taking charge of the society behind the King’s Hall and Balmoral Show....
Double murder charge after vigil’s tragic end
The search for a teenage boy presumed dead after falling from Arbroath cliffs continued yesterday as a man appeared in court charged with the murder of two of his cousins.
Robert Stratton, 42, is accused of murdering David Sorrie and Julie McCash while they attended a vigil for their missing 18-year-old cousin Ralph Smith on Sunday morning....
IN ANY other year, an Oscars calamity might involve an actress tripping over the hem of her dress or an awkward encounter between A-list exes.
This year, the Academy endured the biggest embarrassment in its 89-year history, after an excruciating mistake resulted in the wrong film being announced as best picture....
Jim’s lucky to be alive
LOOKING at Jim Ellis now, it is hard to believe less than three months ago he was lying not breathing on the floor of a Hillarys cafe for 45 minutes.
On December 17, the 73-yearold had cycled to meet fellow Hash House Harriers members for their usual Saturday breakfast at Over Board Cafe. His memory of the morning is still limited....
New creatives break out on Milan scene
MILAN: A transition is underway in the Milan fashion scene, with new designers taking over traditional brands and younger creatives breaking out with their own labels.
The changes are invigorating the runways with fresh ideas as the fashion world posts the perennial question: What will be remembered of this era’s fashion in decades to come?...
Federer fine-tunes things
DUBAI // The fans would have certainly preferred the entertainment to last a bit longer. But Benoit Paire, on his best day, would be a mismatch for Roger Federer. Last night, the Frenchman was hampered by a painful ankle as well.
A double jeopardy if there was ever one....
IBRA MAKES SPECIAL ONE PROUD
JOSE Mourinho has challenged his Manchester United stars to use their dramatic League Cup final win against Southampton as a springboard to bigger prizes.
Mourinho lifted the first major trophy of his United reign on Sunday after Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s late header clinched a 3-2 victory at Wembley....
Trust plan alarms residents
A proposal that could see King Country Electric Power Trust (KCEPT) acquiring 100 per cent ownership of King Country Energy and setting up a standalone generation business is ringing alarm bells with watchdog group the Turangi Tongariro Residents Association....
The biggest debacle to happen at the Academy Awards ended the 89th ceremony yesterday when the wrong movie was named best picture.
Bonnie and Clyde co-stars Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway passed the envelope back and forth, hesitated, then announced La La Land as the winner....
REVEALED: WHO YOU VOTED INTO CITY'S HALL OF HEROES
THE line-up for a Hall of Heroes at a new Aberdeen visitor attraction was announced today after nearly 2,000 people took part in a public poll. Provost Skene’s House is being redeveloped as part of the City Centre Masterplan and will tell the story of local people who helped transform the wider world...
SET among manicured lawns and neatly trimmed hedges, and with soaring ceilings, an abundance of rooms, a sweeping staircase and chandelier, this two-storey home feels positively palatial. It has six spacious living areas. On the ground floor there is a study/library, formal dining and living rooms, family room, meals area and magnificent kitchen with scullery....
Saving his best for last
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Decked in Monster gear, chugging a tall energy drink as he was flanked by scantily clad models, Kurt Busch celebrated the biggest race win of his career.
It was Monster Madness.
Busch used a last-lap pass to win the crashfilled Daytona 500 on Sunday in the opening race of Monster Energy’s new role as title sponsor of NASCAR’s top series...
The most political Oscars ever
Davis speaks from heart as best supporting actress A year after the narrow focus of nominations sparked the social media backlash #OscarsSoWhite, the 89th Academy Awards sent out a booming message of inclusion and empathy Sunday....
EVENTS TRAINING TO CONTINUE
SYDNEY TAFE will extend its “Excelling in Exhibitions” training program for another year following the success of its first offering in 2016.
The Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA), which part-developed the five-part program, has confirmed it will run again this year....
O’Shea’s gutsy Italy push title door ajar for Ireland Inside: pages 2-4
England eventually subdued Conor O’Shea’s cleverly prepared and spirited Italian side to return to the top of the RBS Six Nations table with a 36-15 win at Twickenham yesterday. However, it took England almost 70 minutes to secure their anticipated bonus point,...