Sunday Jan 23, 2022

Canada’s Jacob Panetta suspended indefinitely by ECHL for apparent racist gesture

The ECHL acted swiftly on Sunday, suspending Jacksonville Icemen defenceman Jacob Panetta indefinitely, pending a hearing, for an apparent racial gesture toward fellow Canadian hockey player Jordan Subban of the South Carolina Stingrays during Saturday night’s game. Video of the incident 23 seconds into overtime in the Florida city shows Panetta, from Belleville, Ont., appearing […]

Meat Loaf honored by Randy Travis following his death: ‘Heaven rejoices and Earth weeps’

Randy Travis is the latest celebrity friend to pay tribute to the late rocker Meat Loaf following his death at age 74. A representative confirmed on his Facebook page Friday that the “I Would Do Anything For Love” singer had died surrounded by his family. No cause of death has yet been revealed.   “Our […]

Omicron spreads in New Zealand, spoiling PM’s wedding plans

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is postponing her wedding after announcing new COVID-19 restrictions Sunday following the discovery of nine cases of the Omicron variant in a single family that flew to Auckland to attend a wedding. The so-called “red setting” of the country’s pandemic response includes heightened measures such […]

Former Ukrainian president says war can still be avoided but urges accelerated Canadian aid

Former Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko says Canada should accelerate any plans to send military aid to his country, expressing hope for a peaceful solution even as Russian troops remain amassed at the border. “We have a full, open and huge Russian aggression,” Poroshenko said in an interview airing Sunday on Rosemary Barton Live. “The expanding of […]

100 Millionaires And Billionaires Sign Open Letter Pleading For Higher Taxes

More than 100 millionaires and billionaires from nine nations have signed an open letter pleading for increased taxes on the wealthy to begin to address the “injustice” of tax systems around the world. The “injustice baked into the foundation of the international tax system has created a colossal lack of trust between the people of […]

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