Saturday, November 11th, 2017


From graffiti to Snapchat, schools react to racial incidents – Sharing #ABC #News Feed

Maryland students using their shirts to spell a racial slur used against black people at a rally. Pennsylvania students posing with swastika-carved pumpkins. A Montana student photographed with a gun accompanied with a racial epithet. Racial incidents are appearing to pop up at an alarming rate in the nation’s public schools. There were roughly 80 incidents in October alone, by one expert’s count, including a Chicago-area student who was charged with a hate crime for racially charged posts on social media. Many educators note a spike anecdotally, and social mediaRead More

Organization offers comfort to new cancer patients at the MUHC

For Judy Martin, being cancer-free for the last five years is something to celebrate, and she is continuing her mission to pay-it-forward.  A few years ago she started an organization called The Bell Fund, raising money to help improve the chemotherapy experience for cancer patients at the MUHC. The organization puts together ‘comfort kits’ that contain items Martin found helpful during her own breast cancer treatment. The kits are handed out by volunteers on a patient’s first day of chemotherapy. They include a blanket for staying warm during treatments, aRead More

Swiss drop rape inquiry against director Polanski

ZURICH (Reuters) – Swiss prosecutors have dropped an investigation of film director Roman Polanski after finding the statute of limitations did not allow pursuing allegations by a former German actress and model that he raped her in 1972 when she was 15 years old. FILE PHOTO: Film director Roman Polanski poses prior to the screening of his movie “D’apres une histoire vraie” (Based on a true story) at the Cinematheque in Paris, France, October 30, 2017. REUTERS/Charles Platiau The woman, Renate Langer, made the allegations to Swiss authorities only inRead More

Weather Gone Viral: Lava Lake Photographer – sharing the #Weather Channel #Videos

This photographer does the unthinkable and gets inches away from a lava lake in a volcano, closer than any man has before. See what follows on a new episode of Weather Gone Viral, Sunday at 9:00pET! source #Weather #Weathernews #WeatherForecast #weathervideos USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines

Carson Wentz, the Dutch Destroyer and a dream come true | SC Featured | ESPN Stories – USANEWS.CA

Tom Rinaldi explores the special connection between a 10-year-old football player, nicknamed “The Dutch Destroyer,” and Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz. ✔ Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: ✔ Watch Latest Episodes on WatchESPN: ✔ Watch ESPN on YouTube TV: Get more ESPN on YouTube: ► First Take: ► SC6 with Michael & Jemele: ► SportsCenter with SVP: http://es/pn/SVPonYouTube ESPN on Social Media: ► Follow on Twitter: ► Like on Facebook: ► Follow on Instagram: Visit ESPN on YouTube to get up-to-the-minute sportsRead More

Western crushes Laurier 75-32 in Yates Cup

Cedric Joseph rushed for 250 yards and three touchdowns to carry the Western Mustangs past the Laurier Golden Hawks 75-32 on Saturday afternoon to win the Yates Cup. QB Chris Merchant completed 13-of-18 pass attempts for 220 yards and two touchdowns as Western won the Ontario University Athletics football championship for the 31st time. Merchant also rushed nine times for a total of 66 yards and a touchdown. Kicker Marc Liegghio made three field goals and connected on nine conversions. Quarterback Michael Knevel led Laurier with 432 yards, three TDsRead More

Vietnam, U.S. firms sign MoUs during Trump’s visit

(Adds MoU details) Nov 12 (Reuters) – Vietnamese and U.S. companies on Sunday signed memorandums of understanding on gas development, automobiles, as well as aircraft engine purchase and support during U.S. President Donald Trump’s visit to Vietnam. PetroVietnam Gas and AES Corp signed a memorandum of understanding on Son My liquefied natural gas terminal project and an MoU with Alaska Gasline Development Corp on gas supply and upstream investment. Pratt & Whitney Co signed an engine purchase support agreement and binding MoU for the sale and maintenance of its enginesRead More

Second day of record low temperatures

Minus 9 was the lowest temperature ever recorded on November 11th. That record, set back in 1926, has finally been beat. On Saturday the temperature dropped to a chilly minus 14, setting a new low record for the second day in a row. Environment Canada says similar records were broken across the province. Some aren’t surprised by the sudden blast of winter weather. “I expect the cold,” said one resident. “I’m a true Canadian.” Others weren’t prepared. Perry Grobe, the co-owner of Grobe’s Nursery and Garden Centre, says he’s beenRead More

Trump says North Korea’s Kim insulted him by calling him ‘old’

HANOI (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said in a tweet on Sunday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had insulted him by calling him “old” and said he would never call Kim “short and fat.” U.S. President Donald Trump ponders the answer to a question from a reporter en route to Hanoi, Vietnam, aboard Air Force One November 11, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Trump made the comment after attending the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Vietnam. In a series of tweets he also said Chinese President Xi JinpingRead More

Camera captures suspect swiping contents of poppy donation box

Employees of a repair shop on Macleod Trail were stunned to discover someone had made off with the contents of the poppy donation box but the store’s surveillance camera captured the theft. During regular store hours on Wednesday, a customer at Cell Phone Repair in the 9700 block of  approached the poppy box, grabbed the tub of cash and concealed it before leaving. Staff members were in the back of the store when the theft occurred and they didn’t realize the container was missing until Friday. The employees contacted theRead More