caption Romelu Lukaku has become one of the biggest soccer stars in the world. source Michael Regan/Getty Manchester United and Belgian star striker Romelu Lukaku decided he was going to become a pro soccer player when he was six years old after realizing his family was poor. Lukaku has risen through the ranks to become one of the best scorers in the world, both in the Premier League and on the international stage. Lukaku has loved his World Cup experiences but sees an end in sight for his time with the Belgian national team. Lukaku intends to continue improving with Manchester United, where he shares a good relationship with Jose Mourinho, but he’s most excited about what he’s been able to do for his family with his career earnings. Romelu Lukaku has become one of the biggest stars in all of soccer. The 25-year-old Belgian striker rose quickly through the Premier League, becoming one of five players to score 50 goals before they … [Read more...] about Manchester United and Belgian star Romelu Lukaku talks about his World Cup experience, the end of his international career, and a little advice Jay-Z gave him
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By Paul Hunter Feature Writer Fri., May 11, 2018 It was a glorious, sun-warmed afternoon after a long winter. Robbie Schnurr’s blinds were closed. He was finalizing his plans to die. “Pretty much where I’m laying right now, where I’ve been for years,” he said, reflexively patting the bedsheet between him and the half-finished bottles of water kept within easy reach. “What does a person do when they know they’re going to die within hours? I mean, do you walk over and look out the window? I can’t walk anyways. I guess you just wait for the time to pass and then you miss the hors d’oeuvres.” It’s been 18 years since a deadly E. coli outbreak devastated the rural town of Walkerton, 150 kilometres northwest of Toronto. Seven people perished. Another 2,500, half the population, took ill. Most eventually got better. Schnurr never did. Poisoned like the others, his health declined slowly and painfully … [Read more...] about In 2000, Walkerton’s poisoned water ruined his life. He decided it was time to end it
Follow our new CNA LIFESTYLE page on Facebook for more travel stories and videosKATHMANDU: “You mean you have no money?” the immigration officer at Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport asked, clearly annoyed at the fact that I could not pay for my on-arrival tourist visa.I suppose when you decide to travel without any advance planning, it is easy to overlook the fact that you haven’t brought enough Singapore dollars with you to pay for something as crucial as a visa. Thankfully, after much pleading, the officers finally turned on their credit card machine to accept my non-cash payment.I found myself on this impromptu trip after one particularly sleepless night, when it occurred to me that I’m still young, healthy and largely commitment-free. It would be a shame to allow my long work hours and the near impossibility of coordinating anything longer than dinner with friends stop me from exploring different pockets of the world.I … [Read more...] about Trekking the Himalayas on a whim – alone and with no plan
By Allan Woods Quebec Bureau Tamar Harris Staff Reporter Victoria Gibson Staff Reporter David Rider City Hall Bureau Chief Brendan Kennedy Investigative Reporter May Warren StarMetro Toronto Gilbert Ndikubwayezu StarMetro Sat., April 28, 2018 For every life taken, for every body broken, for every spirit forever altered by a collision with the white rental van that left a trail of destruction on Yonge St. Monday afternoon, there was a flash of goodwill. A hand held as life drained away, a police officer protecting and serving a shaken bystander, strangers giving blood, or bottled water and granola bars, a faraway community feeling Toronto’s pain and raising funds to help. These 26 tales from Toronto the Good won’t bring back the dead, nor will they heal the physical hurt. But shining a light on those who responded to the chaos with courage and compassion may serve as an … [Read more...] about 26 tales of courage and compassion amid the chaos of the Toronto van rampage
By Marc Fisher The Washington Post Sari Horwitz Fri., Feb. 23, 2018 They are the sons of wealth, brought up in families accustomed to power. They were raised to show and demand respect, and they were raised to lead. They rose to positions of enormous authority, the president of the United States and the special counsel chosen to investigate him. They dress more formally than most of those around them; both sport meticulously coiffed hair. They have won unusual loyalty from those who believe in them. They attended elite all-male private schools, were accomplished high school athletes and went on to Ivy League colleges. As young men, each was deeply affected by the death of a man he admired greatly. Yet Robert Swan Mueller III and Donald John Trump, born 22 months apart in New York City, also can seem to come from different planets. One is courtly and crisp, the other blustery and brash. One turned away from the path to greater wealth while the other spent half … [Read more...] about Mueller and Trump: Born to wealth and raised to lead. Then, they made sharply different choices.