BERLIN (AP) — Hertha Berlin is trying yet another new start. The relegation-threatened Bundesliga club presented former academy chief Benjamin Weber as its new sporting director on Sunday, just two days before the winter transfer window closes. “It’s not a lot of time. But we have a plan and will see what’s possible within the limits of our financial possibilities,” Weber said of Hertha’s pressing need for reinforcements. Hertha also appointed Andreas “Zecke” Neuendorf, another long-time “Hertha
Hazel McCallion, the pint-sized 'Hurricane' who ruled Mississauga, Ont., as mayor for 12 terms, has died at the age of 101.
Rosemary Barton Live speaks to Anders Asulund, a former economic adviser to Ukraine, about the war’s impact on the economies of Ukraine and Russia, as well as tanks and whether Russian President Vladimir Putin can hold on to power.
TORONTO — The Ontario Nurses' Association started negotiating a new contract Monday for hospital nurses and the union is planning to take its push for higher wages beyond the bargaining table. The nurses, and other broader public sector workers, have been subject for three years to a wage restraint law known as Bill 124, which capped increases at one per cent a year. Bernie Robinson, the interim president of the ONA, said the last contract left nurses feeling disrespected and devalued. "Safe to
Surrey's Lisa Garner is always on the go. For the past 20 years, she has worked as a home-share provider offering housing and support to an adult with disabilities. She cooks and cleans. She helps her client get dressed and groomed. "I am solely responsible for the individual 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year." But as the cost of living continues to soar across B.C., home-share providers like Garner are being financially stretched to their limit. And they're calling on the provi
MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid will get a chance for revenge against Barcelona when the Spanish teams meet in the Copa del Rey semifinals. The rivals were paired together in Monday's draw, which also set up a semifinal match between Athletic Bilbao and Osasuna. Madrid lost the Spanish Super Cup final to Barcelona 3-1 in Saudi Arabia on Jan. 15, the same score it beat the Catalan club in their first “clásico” of the season in the Spanish league. Barcelona also got the best of Madrid the last time they
A coyote that appeared to have mange and an injury to its leg found refuge outside a building supplies store in Charlottetown where employees kept watch over it until it was picked up and taken to the Atlantic Veterinary College. Mary Rose Carson, an intern with P.E.I. Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation, arrived at Kent Building Supplies with her large fishing net on Saturday after receiving a call from an employee at the store who had tried unsuccessfully to call provincial wildlife officials.
Chris Delargy of Mount Brydges, Ont., wasn't planning to start a furniture drive when he sold his red 2011 Mazda 3 to four students from Nepal last week, but after seeing their empty apartment, he couldn't just walk away. "I went home, and I said, 'Man, this isn't really my style, but I've got to see if I can get these guys some help here," said Delargy, 60, who works as a handyman in town. Delargy was initially wary of the students when two of them showed up in a taxi to take his car for a test
Pope Francis flies into Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday for a visit that will highlight the human cost of protracted conflict in the vast central African country. The 86-year-old pontiff will celebrate Mass in the capital Kinshasa on Wednesday and meet victims of violence from the eastern part of the country, which is blighted by recurring fighting between rebels and government troops. The last papal visit to Congo was by John Paul II in 1985, when it was still known as Zaire.
Memorial University's Faculty Association says its members are planning to strike Monday after reaching an impasse with the university during negotiations on a new collective agreement. The university and the faculty association each released a news release shortly after 1 p.m. Sunday. Each side called on the other to try to reach a deal. MUNFA said in its release that the university had only moved marginally on "crucial bargaining issues," like improvements for contract faculty, a commitment to
What is the Free Alberta Strategy, the co-creation of two lawyers and a Calgary political scientist? Bill 1, the Alberta Sovereignty Within a United Canada Act, is the centrepiece of the Free Alberta Strategy. It was introduced late last year by Premier Danielle Smith in another salvo in the ongoing constitutional battle between Alberta and the federal government.
LONDON (AP) — The biggest teams remaining in the FA Cup were kept apart in the draw for the fifth round on Monday. Manchester City must travel to second-tier Bristol City while Manchester United was given another home match against either third-tier Derby or West Ham, who met late Monday. Tottenham might have the most interesting match after being drawn against either second-tier Sheffield United or fifth-tier Wrexham, which is owned by Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney. Wrexham w
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Europe is taking another big step toward cutting its energy ties with Russia, banning imports of diesel fuel and other products made from crude oil in Russian refineries. The European Union ban takes effect Feb. 5 following its embargo on coal and most oil from Russia. The 27-nation bloc is trying to sever its last uses of Russian energy and stop feeding the Kremlin's war chest as the anniversary of the invasion of Ukraine nears. The newest ban has risks: Diesel prices
A furry four-legged friend is making a big impact on first responders in Kahnawà:ke, Que. The Kahnawà:ke Fire Brigade welcomed its newest recruit, a 15-week-old Portuguese water dog, on Jan. 10. Her name is Ononhkwa, which means medicine in Kanien'kéha, the Mohawk language. "She's brought a lot of excitement to everyone who is in here," said Paramedic Kateri Oesterreich. "Petting her just takes away that stress level. You can see her atmosphere and presence just changes everyone's mood." WATCH |
The federal government has admitted that it forced Canadians to use the ArriveCAN application even though it knew there were problems picking what language you wanted to use — French or English — on iPhones, Radio-Canada has learned. In a report obtained by Radio-Canada that has yet to be made public, the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages said Ottawa undermined the language rights of Canadians. The case is now being heard in Federal Court, where the government will have to explain
Speaking at a ceremony marking the sixth anniversary of the Quebec City mosque shooting on Sunday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau remembered the six Muslim men who were killed when a gunman opened fire inside the Quebec City Islamic cultural centre on Jan. 29, 2017, and all other Canadians who have been killed because of their Islamic faith. Canadians, he said, must recommit ourselves to the values of “openness and respect” every day.
A Vancouver artist has created an open-source map that chronicles the city's bars, nightclubs, venues and art spaces, past and present. Artist and musician Leah Abramson says she was inspired to create the map after she found herself walking the city and regularly coming across spots that used to be home to venues that closed years ago. Around the same time, a friend posted something on social media lamenting places that have come and gone. She created the map as research for an artist-lead walk
NEW YORK (AP) — For years, Amina Luqman-Dawson made time to write a children's book she calls her "little quiet project," a historical adventure about a community of escaped slaves that she completed while raising a son and working as a policy consultant and researcher on education and domestic violence. Finding an agent and publisher was the first miracle for Luqman-Dawson and her debut children's story, “Freewater,” which was released last year by a Little Brown and Co. imprint founded by auth
(Reuters) -A U.S. appeals court on Monday shot down Johnson & Johnson's attempt to offload tens of thousands of lawsuits over its talc products into bankruptcy court. J&J is among four major companies that have filed so-called Texas two-step bankruptcies to avoid potentially massive lawsuit exposure. The court ruled the healthcare conglomerate improperly placed its subsidiary into bankruptcy even though it faced no financial distress.
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