Indian supporters pose ahead of the Cricket World Cup match between India and Pakistan at Old Trafford MANCHESTER (UNITED KINGDOM) - Passionate fans from both sides of cricket's fiercest rivalry preached sporting peace after India's World Cup thrashing of Pakistan on Sunday in front of an estimated global TV audience of a billion people.India extended their unbeaten World Cup run against Pakistan to seven matches with an 89-run victory in front of a vociferous, sellout Manchester crowd, largely down to Rohit Sharma's superb 140 off 113 balls.Pakistan, chasing an initial 337 to win were always behind the run-rate and finished on a rain-interrupted 212 for six, well short of their revised target of 302 in 40 overs.Despite the volatile political relations between the two countries, the majority of fans were determined that the sporting battle remained good natured."India and Pakistan have long been rivals in the cricket field but we have to move on from the hatred," Amit … [Read more...] about ‘This is not war’: Fans make peace as India crush Pakistan
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NEW YORK (GZERO MEDIA) - A Democratic-led House committee on Wednesday (May 15) approved a measure to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt for refusing to hand over an unredacted copy of the Mueller report on Russian election interference. How did things reach this point? Mr Barr's past may offer at least a few clues. This video is made available to The Straits Times under a partnership with GZERO Media, a subsidiary of the Eurasia Group. … [Read more...] about GZERO MEDIA: Who is US Attorney General William Barr?
By Rebecca Thomas For Star Halifax Sun., May 12, 2019 HALIFAX—The state of Georgia just signed House Bill 481 which would make abortion illegal after six weeks into pregnancy, or once a fetal heartbeat is detected; a time frame in which many women have to yet to find out they are pregnant. This kind of bill is otherwise known as a “Heartbeat Bill.” As a woman who has always been vehemently pro-choice, this kind of bill meant to single-handedly control and regulate women’s bodies makes me so angry, I have a hard time finding the words to describe it. That being said, I think it’s time I find some. Hi. My name is Rebecca and this is my abortion story. When I was 22, my then-boyfriend-now-husband got me pregnant. Contrary to what many folks think, the birth control pill is not 100 per cent effective. It is even less effective when taken inconsistently. Being the daughter of a physician, I had very clear directions to ensure I was … [Read more...] about Hi. My name is Rebecca and this is my abortion story
By Rosie DiManno Star Columnist Sun., May 5, 2019 ARLINGTON, TEXAS—The bullpen door opens in the bottom of the eighth and a distant figures trots — lumpenly, stout thighs, low centre of gravity — towards the mound. We’re tracking the Blue Jay reliever’s rather slow progress through binoculars. Wait. What? It’s Luke Maile who, as he later reveals, hasn’t thrown a pitch in a game since he was 13, maybe 14 years old. He gets a called strike with the first pitch, a 75-mph slider against Jeff Mathis. He induces a groundout with his second offering. One down. With Delino DeShields at the plate next, Maile mixes in a couple of … knuckleballs? DeShields, clearly befuddled, lines out on a full count. Two down. Article Continued Below Shin-Soo Choo is retired on a strikeout. Three down. A clean inning for the Toronto catcher, who smiles wryly as he departs the mound. In the big picture, it hardly mattered. Toronto was … [Read more...] about This is one Jays game that was lost with the Maile
By Jeremy Nuttall Star Vancouver Tues., April 30, 2019 VANCOUVER—Standing at the counter of a coffee shop in Vancouver’s Commercial-Broadway Skytrain station, underneath a little Canadian flag, the leaders of the resistance bicker over who gets the honour of paying for their drinks. Louis Huang ends the standoff by shoving $5 into Gao Bingchen’s pocket and walking to their seats. They have bigger conflicts to discuss. Huang and Gao, both originally from Mainland China, are the founders of the 60-member Alliance Guard of Canadian Values. Since 2009, they’ve been trying to get Canadian governments to “be aware, really aware about the influence of the Chinese communist government in Canada,” Huang said. Gao doesn’t speak much English, so Huang does the talking. Gao sits quietly next to him, checking his phone and waiting for brief translations of what is being said. Huang says the Canadian political class just … [Read more...] about This is the resistance to China’s influence in Canada, and this is their moment