Two players at Canadian World Junior camp test positive for COVID-19

The International Ice Hockey Federation is planning to hold the world junior tournament in a quarantined bubble in Edmonton beginning Dec. 26. That’s where the NHL held its Western Conference playoffs and final four over the summer.

IIHF announces 2021 World Juniors to take place in Edmonton hub

“This is a tough decision to have to take, but ultimately we did not have a choice,” said IIHF President René Fasel. “The health and safety of players, officials, and fans is our top priority. We were impressed with the presentation from the local organizing committee outlining how a potential ‘bubble’ scenario would operate within […]

Diego Maradona dies: Goal of the century, World Cup glory and Napoli’s talisman – his five greatest achievements

The moment called for a hero and Martin Palermo, recalled to the national team by Maradona after a 10-year absence, scored the winner deep into injury time to prompt wild celebrations on the touchline and in the stands, with the image of Maradona sliding along the rain-soaked pitch on his belly is etched into the […]

The quest to save a dying Spanish dialect in Colorado’s San Luis Valley: “A treasure that exists nowhere else in the world”

He expressed frustration that society, in his mind, doesn’t value Spanish-speakers. Even when Lopez speaks with Spanish-speakers from Mexico or Central America, they often tell him he’s speaking incorrectly. His workplace, an Alamosa health center, switched over their documents to the more academic Spanish to appease those who pushed for it, he said.

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Hancock’s former neighbour won Covid test kit work after WhatsApp message

Until the end of 2017 when they leased it out, Bourne and his wife had run the Cock Inn, a village pub in Thurlow a few hundred yards from Hancock’s former constituency home. The Conservative cabinet minister was a supporter of the pub, attending its reopening after refurbishment in 2016 and nominating it for an […]

UK PM Boris Johnson bans sale of petrol, diesel cars from 2030

Under proposals to reduce carbon-emitting gas usage, another £500 million is earmarked to trial using hydrogen in homes for heating and cooking. The government is aiming to build a “Hydrogen Neighbourhood” within three years, a “Hydrogen Village” by 2025, and a town of tens of thousands of homes using the gas by the end of […]

Pakistan PM Imran Khan’s cabinet clears in-principle chemical castration, hanging of rapists

Islamabad: To combat rising cases of sexual attacks on women and children in Pakistan, the federal Cabinet has approved in-principle two anti-rape ordinances aimed at handing out exemplary punishment, including chemical castration and hanging, to rapists, according to a media report.

Fans mourn soccer great Diego Maradona

He visits China several times after that, and even gives his blessing for Chinese soccer: China is a crouching lion at soccer and I believe Chinese football will succeed one day.

Xi Jinping seeks to ‘manage differences’ as he congratulates Joe Biden

The Trump administration is close to issuing a list of 89 Chinese aerospace and other firms that would be unable to access US technology exports because of military ties, Reuters reported this week, a move that could escalate tensions as the Biden administration prepares to take over.