By Gregory Strong The Canadian Press Tues., Sept. 25, 2018 A fresh quadrennial means new faces, different lineups and several unanswered questions on the Canadian women’s curling scene. Olympic representative Rachel Homan has a new coach. World champion Jennifer Jones has a new teammate. Scotties finalist Kerri Einarson has three former skips on her new rink. Chelsea Carey has a new lineup while Tracy Fleury is skipping Einarson’s old team. Laura Walker will skip Carey’s previous team and Kelsey Rocque is reuniting with some of her junior teammates. Break out the lineup cards. It may take a little time to get used to who’s playing with who this season. Read more: Article Continued Below Opinion | Rosie DiManno: Ex-Jays pitcher Roberto Osuna inks peace bond as assault charge withdrawn Opinion | Bruce Arthur: Raptors unveil a smiling, happy Kawhi Leonard Roster moves are quite common in an Olympic year as teams tinker with lineups … [Read more...] about Rachel Homan, Jennifer Jones top Canada’s women’s curling hierarchy
Grand national horse race
It’s déjà vu. Next year’s presidential election is looking to be a repeat of the 2014 race with the same two “old” horses, and by most current predictions, we are nearly assured the same outcome. The nation is again being asked to choose between Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Prabowo Subianto for the 2019-2024 president. You can hardly call it a democracy when the choices are limited to the same-o, same-o. We may have 19 political parties to choose from, but we only have two options for our president. The two candidates may have different running mates this time around, but elections are hardly won on the VP’s strengths. They may bring in a few extra votes that could be important in a close race. But voters look to the presidential candidates first and foremost, looking at their personality, character, background and track records. Same old horses, perhaps, but the dynamics will be different in 2019. Jokowi is running as the incumbent and … [Read more...] about COMMENTARY: Same old horses: How different will the 2019 race be?
By Katie Daubs Feature Writer Mon., May 21, 2018 In 1907, Flora MacDonald Denison wrote Ontario’s premier a letter, inviting him to dinner. “The newspapers report you as saying ‘that women would get the vote if they want it,’ she wrote. “We are anxious to have this hour of your company and a word from you.” They would make for interesting dinner dates: Denison was a prominent Toronto suffragist. Sir James Whitney, Conservative premier of Ontario from 1905 until his death in 1914, was a staunch but polite opponent. His correspondence at the Ontario Archives reflected the world that he lived in and Denison railed against: “I am sure every reasonable man will understand” such and such, and “Not all temperance men” believe this and that. When a “Sydney Fray” from Nova Scotia asked a question about women’s suffrage, Whitney’s secretary responded: “Dear sir.” When … [Read more...] about Men should do dishes — and women should have the vote. This is how Toronto’s forgotten suffragist fought for that right
source Getty Images Wayne Rooney is in talks to make the jump from the English Premier League to D.C. United of the MLS this summer with a deal that would reportedly pay him nearly $21 million per year. The contract would undoubtedly help Rooney and his wife maintain their lavish lifestyle. Rooney may not have the Hollywood appeal of David Beckham or Zlatan Ibrahimovic, but he and his wife have expensive tastes with homes all over the world and an extensive car collection with high-end price tags. Below we take a closer look at the fabulous life of Wayne Rooney. While Rooney is best known for his time with Manchester United, he got his start playing for Everton when he was just 17. source Gettty Images When Rooney was transferred from Everton to Manchester United, he was making £45,000 a week or about $3.9 million a year. source Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images SOURCE: The Guardian In 2014, Rooney caused quite a stir when he … [Read more...] about Wayne Rooney is in talks to come to MLS — Here is how the English soccer legend makes and spends his millions
AUGUSTA, Ga.: Unusually cool weather greeted spectators as they filed into Augusta National for what many expect will be a heated battle between Rory McIlroy and Patrick Reed for the U.S. Masters Green Jacket on Sunday.A total of 53 golfers will tee off in the final round of the year's first major but all eyes will eventually be on the final pair of Reed and McIlroy who have turned the chase for the Masters title into a two horse race.Reed, seeking his first major win, will start the day with a three shot cushion at the top of the leaderboard. He will be chased by McIlroy, who needs a Masters victory to complete a career grand slam.McIlroy, who threw away a four-shot lead in the final round at Augusta in 2011 when he was still chasing a maiden major, has since captured wins at each of golf's three other blue riband events and is closer than ever to completing his collection.Both men have gone to great pains to not make Sunday's final round into a match play contest but with the next … [Read more...] about Cool day to start of heated race for Green Jacket