By Natalie Paddon The Hamilton Spectator Thu., Jan. 24, 2019 She can't stop fidgeting, strapped into the airplane seat. At 26, she does her best to look composed, despite the sweat on her brow. She's smiling, talking, shifting back and forth to get comfortable. Maybe she'll order a sandwich. Normally, she'd be drunk by now, but it was early this morning when they checked out of the resort — too early to pound back 10 drinks as usual — and she wants to be sober to face what's about to happen. Article Continued Below The tension is unbearable. This flight from St. Lucia feels so long — even worse than when she travelled to Indonesia a few years ago for a eight-week internship after she graduated university. All she wants to do is get off the aircraft in Toronto and get this over with. The Jig is Up It's 9:40 p.m. on July 4, 2015. She feels so obvious. Her eyes dart back and forth as she shuffles through Pearson airport and pulls down … [Read more...] about A Hamilton woman’s journey from St. Lucia to prison
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By Kevin McGran Sports Reporter Fri., Jan. 18, 2019 The Maple Leafs won on Thursday night. Beat a pretty good team in a fairly entertaining game. Frederik Andersen was terrific. Nazem Kadri looked like himself. Patrick Marleau scored. More importantly — if my Mailbag emails are the barometer — William Nylander looked okay too. Most important of all, Jake Gardiner gave away the puck in the third period of a close game and everyone lived to tell the tale. The calm after the storm? The Leafs are by no means out of their doldrums. One game won’t do it. If they can ride their momentum into tonight in Florida – Garret Sparks is in net — then maybe they will have turned the corner. Article Continued Below That’s certainly what they want. Frederik Andersen put it best: “Hopefully we can put a few together now. I think we showed that we’re a pretty good hockey team when we work this hard. It’s what we … [Read more...] about MAILBAG: More Jake Gardiner … and what’s up with Kadri, Babcock?
CLEVELAND: An overpowering Golden State Warriors squad captured its third NBA crown in four seasons on Friday, routing Cleveland 108-85 to complete a sweep in the best-of-seven NBA Finals. Stephen Curry scored 37 points and Kevin Durant was named the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player for the second consecutive year after 20 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists — his first finals triple double. "To win in a sweep, it feels pretty good," Durant said. "Just knowing the work you put in paid off means something. "It feels great to go out there and win a championship with these guys the way we did it. To finish it off with a sweep feels so good." The Warriors inflicted the first 4-0 NBA Finals blanking since the Cavaliers were swept by San Antonio in 2007. "It's an unbelievable feeling to come here with a mission and get the job done," Curry said. It was the fourth year in a row the Warriors and Cavaliers met in the finals, Golden State winning in 2015 and the past two years. "This is so … [Read more...] about Warriors rout Cavaliers to complete NBA Finals sweep
(Part II – Montessori Revolution in Education) I was impressed by how articulate (madaldal) were the Italian children in the Montessori Scuola Elementare in Via Abruzzo 1 in Perugia, Italy where they speedily learned to read and write in beautiful longhand calligraphy as early as the age of four. The acronym GROW refers to the four competencies of communication, which are Grammar, Reading, Orals, and Writing that make a person literate. It starts with one’s oral expression constantly improved by enriching the vocabulary. This leads to the development of writing and reading skills. Grammar is essential to give the proper structure and meaning to both spoken and written speech. Discovery of children’s spontaneous writing and reading Dr. Maria Montessori’s “discovery of the new child” all happened in a tenement housing for workers at Via Marsi, San Lorenzo in Rome that still exists today. The government had built housing blocks for the poor but … [Read more...] about Montessori revolution in teaching language
A SMALL COMMITTEE of seven persons, including four political appointees and associates of President Rodrigo R. Duterte from Davao City and elsewhere in Mindanao, will decide which business entities will win the multi-billion-peso contract for one of the major components of the rehabilitation efforts in Marawi City. Except for three career-service personnel, the other members of the Selection Committee that Duterte's Executive Order No.49-2018 created to serve as bids and awards committee for the project to rebuild the city’s so-called “most affected areas” or MAA are three lawyers and a human-resource person with little or no experience in contracting and procurement of major infrastructure and development projects. The project covers some 250 hectares, including 24 of the 96 barangays of Marawi that make up the MAA, or those deemed to have been the most devastated during the five-month siege of the city by Islamist militants last year. The committee members include … [Read more...] about News Majority of DU30 allies will pick Marawi’s ground-zero contractor