The last words uttered by murder victim Kristina Bennett were professions of love and devotion for the man who killed her.Details of the Whitby mom’s death — and her tumultuous relationship with Matthew Coussons, the man who stabbed her to death in June 2016 — were read into the court record last Thursday when Coussons pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.Prosecutor Michael Hill presented a narrative that described Coussons, who was 29 at the time of the killing, as a jealous and controlling man who alternated between expressions of affection and menacing threats toward the 25-year-old Bennett. Read more: Whitby man charged with murder after woman’s body found … [Read more...] about Whitby woman’s last words expressed love for her killer, court hears
PASADENA, CALIF — Arie Luyendyk Jr. is known as the race car driver who got his heart broken by Emily Maynard in the 2012 season of The Bachelorette.The 36-year-old Scottsdale, Ariz., man now sells real estate for a living. And he’s looking to settle down in that dream home with one of 29 women selected for him by Bachelor producers in what may be the most dramatic season yet. (Well, definitely not so far.) But give them time. The batting average at television dating shows like the Bachelor has been abysmal. But the Star caught up with Luyendyk Jr. to ask him whether he beat the odds and finally found true love. The Bachelor airs Mondays at 8 p.m. on City. Let’s start with the question you get the most. Are you happy? And feel free to tell me if you’re engaged. Yes, I’m happy! What a great experience. It was a fun experience watching it back. I can’t elaborate. But it was really amazing for me. I think that the show always comes with some dramatic … [Read more...] about ‘I learned I’m capable of loving more than one woman,’ says ‘Bachelor’ Arie Luyendyk Jr.
They had 10 minutes to live.So they used it well: they dressed, packed up some water and their medications, sent “I love you” texts to bewildered family back home in Hamilton and Brantford. They hugged each other and drank two shots of vodka.Then they waited for the ballistic missile to hit.This was how Saturday started for two local couples vacationing in Hawaii. In a place called Paradise, to be exact.“You make your amends with God,” Mike says an hour after he learned he would live another day. … [Read more...] about Vodka shots and ‘I love you’ texts — How two Canadian couples vacationing in Hawaii prepared for the end
The Neilson Hays Library on Surawong Road has become a much-loved Bangkok institution since its foundation in 1869. It was designed by Italian architect Mario Tamagno and dedicated to the memory of Jennie Neilson Hays. The elegant neoclassical building houses some 20,000 books and magazines across many genres, the largest collection of English-language books in Thailand. The library is run by a small team of staff, supported by a volunteer Library Association Board and a hard-working team of volunteers (Friends of the Neilson Hays Library). Guru spoke to the library's president, Nalin Vanasin, about the recent completion of extensive renovations and fostering a passion for books and reading. Tell us about the all-new Neilson Hays Library. What renovations were done and how was the old architecture preserved?The old architecture is intact, as the works focused on repairing damages and putting in place systems to prevent further damages from flooding, water leakages, and humidity. The … [Read more...] about Cultivating a love of reading in the digital age
WASHNGTON—U.S. President Donald Trump declared Tuesday he wants Congress to pass a “bill of love” to protect younger undocumented immigrants from deportation, but he reiterated his demands for a border wall and cuts to legal immigration that Democrats have opposed.Ahead of a bipartisan meeting with lawmakers at the White House, Trump challenged them to “put country before party” in his push to tighten border-control laws in exchange for providing legal status to immigrants brought to the country illegally as children, a group known as “dreamers.”“I really do believe Democrat and Republican, the people sitting in this room, really want to get something done,” Trump said. Read more: Trump’s about-face on Dreamers leaves his anti-immigration supporters raging … [Read more...] about Trump says he wants ‘bill of love’ to protect young undocumented immigrants, repeats demand for border wall