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Derek Drouin wins gold in high jump to cap Canada’s best ever world showing

In the days leading up to the world track and field championships, Derek Drouin played the words over and over in his head, like a song on repeat: You can win this.

And when the competition got tense Sunday night, and seemingly the entire Bird’s Nest stadium was pulling for Chinese hero Zhang …

Canada

Hikers behaving badly: Appalachian Trail becoming a victim of its own popularity

When Jackson Spencer set out to tackle the Appalachian Trail, he anticipated the solitude that only wilderness can bring – not a rolling, monthslong frat party.

Shelters where he thought he could catch a good night’s sleep while listening to the sounds of nature were instead filled with trash, …

Outdoors

NDP promises would create $8-billion deficit, Kenney says

Jason Kenney says there’s an $8-billion hole in the NDP platform.

The defence minister says that’s the minimum gap between all the promises of new spending New Democrats have made and NDP Leader Tom Mulcair’s pledge that he’d balance his first federal budget.

Having crunched the numbers using what he …

News (Canada)

Speech therapy can prevent a lifetime of struggles, so why are kids waiting so long for it?

Eddie Hopkins, 4, works with speech-language therapist Jocelyn Fedyczko at Canoe Therapy Clinic in Toronto. (photos by Kevin Van Paassen/for The Globe and Mail)

Free speech

Speech therapy can prevent a lifetime of struggles, but an early start is crucial. So why are Ontario kids waiting months, even …

Speech Therapy

Hours of Culture: Four things you should check out this week

Monday August 21 to Sunday August 6

How to Be Deadly

To promote the feature film based on the YouTube comedy sensation, Donnie Dumphy (Leon Parsons), the mini-bike-riding Newfoundlander, will be appearing at screenings across Canada and hitting bars afterward with fans. The movie could be good, but …

News (Canada)

The Quick Fix: Homemade French Dressing

French dressing may remind you of diners and cafeterias but this homemade version is versatile and delicious with its sweet, tangy notes and a hint of zippy spice. The fresh chopped onion adds great texture and depth of flavour. This dressing is based on my mom’s version, which is a hit any time …

French Food

Cabral ‘Cabbie’ Richards finds success with specific goals and authenticity

With his disarming personality and no-fear attitude, TSN’s Cabral “Cabbie” Richards has charmed some of the biggest names in sports. He says his particular style of journalism – entertain first, inform second – has allowed him to carve out a unique identity (and to ride in Kobe Bryant’s

News (Canada)

Full House: The Musical! embraces a fetid mess of grotesque performances

• Title: National Lampoon Presents Full House: The Musical!• 
Written by:
Bob McSmith, Tobly McSmith• 
Directed by:
Bob McSmith, Tobly McSmith• 
Starring:
Perez Hilton, Seth Blum, John Duff, Amanda Nicholas• 
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Runs Until:

You get the musical debut you deserve.

Perez Hilton, the gossip-monger who …

Full House

Fighting gravity during labour makes birth harder for mom and baby

When you have a bowel movement, do you lie down on your back, put your knees to your ears, hold your breath and push? I didn’t think so. So why is it that the majority of women end up in this position when it comes time to deliver their baby? Childbirth is an elimination of sorts and, just like …

Babies

Key Tory ridings in Nova Scotia up for grabs as incumbents step down

Of the 11 federal ridings in Nova Scotia, pundits say the one to watch on election night will be Central Nova, the Conservative stronghold that is being relinquished by high-profile Justice Minister Peter MacKay.

The riding’s electoral fate will be under close scrutiny as the polls close across the …

Canadian Politics

Italian energy giant Eni finds ‘largest-ever’ gas field in Mediterranean

The Italian energy company Eni SpA announced Sunday it has discovered a “supergiant” natural gas field off Egypt, describing it as the “largest-ever” found in the Mediterranean Sea.

The news came a day after Eni CEO Claudio Descalzi met in Cairo with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, the …

Egypt

Italian energy giant Eni finds ‘largest-ever’ gas field in Mediterranean

The Italian energy company Eni SpA announced Sunday it has discovered a “supergiant” natural gas field off Egypt, describing it as the “largest-ever” found in the Mediterranean Sea.

The news came a day after Eni CEO Claudio Descalzi met in Cairo with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, the …

Egypt

Neurologist, author Oliver Sacks dies at age 82

Dr. Oliver Sacks, the neurologist who studied the intricacies of the brain and wrote eloquently about them in books such as “Awakenings” and “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat,” died on Sunday at the age of 82, the New York Times reported.

The British-born Sacks, who announced in February 2015 …

Oliver Sacks

Viral video shows skirmish between Palestinians and Israeli soldier

A video showing an Israeli soldier scuffling with Palestinian women and youth at a West Bank protest has been viewed more than 2 million times on Facebook, shining a light on Israeli military policies in the territory.

In the edited video, the masked soldier is seen holding a 12-year-old boy, his …

Middle East

Video of skirmish between Palestinians, Israeli soldier goes viral

A video showing an Israeli soldier scuffling with Palestinian women and youth at a West Bank protest has been viewed more than 2 million times on Facebook, shining a light on Israeli military policies in the territory.

In the edited video, the masked soldier is seen holding a 12-year-old boy, his …

Viral Videos

Mystery man in Bangkok bomb probe ‘never said a word’

The evidence seized by police investigating Thailand’s deadliest bombing includes an apparently damning trove of explosives, fertilizer, and piles of fake passports, but the shabby-looking foreigner they arrested on Saturday remains a mystery.

There has been no word of his nationality, affiliation …

Bangkok

Mystery man in Bangkok bomb probe ‘never said a word’

The evidence seized by police investigating Thailand’s deadliest bombing includes an apparently damning trove of explosives, fertilizer, and piles of fake passports, but the shabby-looking foreigner they arrested on Saturday remains a mystery.

There has been no word of his nationality, affiliation …

Asia

Fan dies after falling from upper deck during Atlanta Braves game at Turner Field

A fan died after falling from the upper deck into the lower-level stands at Turner Field on Saturday night during a game between the Atlanta Braves and New York Yankees.

Lt. Charles Hampton of the Atlanta Police Department homicide unit confirmed the death hours after the fall in the seventh …

Sports Fans

Fan dies after falling from upper deck during Atlanta Braves game at Turner Field

A fan died after falling from the upper deck into the lower-level stands at Turner Field on Saturday night during a game between the Atlanta Braves and New York Yankees.

Lt. Charles Hampton of the Atlanta Police Department homicide unit confirmed the death hours after the fall in the seventh …

Atlanta

Opposition urges Harper to break from campaign to help Fahmy

Stephen Harper’s political opponents are calling on the prime minister to take time off the campaign trail and concentrate on securing the release of jailed Canadian journalist Mohammed Fahmy.

An Egyptian court sentenced Fahmy to three years in prison on Saturday and the foreign affairs critics for …

Canada

Opposition urges Harper to break from campaign to help Fahmy

Stephen Harper’s political opponents are calling on the prime minister to take time off the campaign trail and concentrate on securing the release of jailed Canadian journalist Mohammed Fahmy.

An Egyptian court sentenced Fahmy to three years in prison on Saturday and the foreign affairs critics for …

Egypt

Mindfulness came upon me in a sweaty black-box Halifax theatre

A lot of contemporary art is deliberately boring. Endurance is a feature of viewing it. It involves spectacles that unfold over hours, changing minutely (videos on loops, projected to empty galleries; artists sitting still in boxes, etc.).

A lot of this sort of thing fails because one is not forced …

Art

Mindfulness came upon me in a sweaty black-box Halifax theatre

A lot of contemporary art is deliberately boring. Endurance is a feature of viewing it. It involves spectacles that unfold over hours, changing minutely (videos on loops, projected to empty galleries; artists sitting still in boxes, etc.).

A lot of this sort of thing fails because one is not forced …

Art

Bae and Day trade birdies, sit tied for lead going into final Barclays round

Ryan Palmer can’t imagine the emotions if he were to win The Barclays a week after his father died. Bae Sang-moon would love nothing more than to play in the Presidents Cup at home in South Korea before he starts his mandatory military service. Jason Day is one round away from being in the race for …

News (Canada)

John Daly collapses on Mississippi golf course, friend says vital signs good

John Daly collapsed near the end of a round of golf Saturday and was taken by ambulance to a hospital.

The 49-year-old Daly was playing in a small, local tournament at Deerfield Golf Club in Jackson’s northern suburbs.

Daly’s friend, Billy Allen, who was with Daly at the hospital, said the two-time …

John Daly

Mitchell throws two TDs as Stampeders rout Blue Bombers

Bo Levi Mitchell passed for 314 yards and two touchdowns as the Calgary Stampeders extended their winning streak to four games with a dominating 36-8 victory over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Saturday.

Calgary’s record improved to 7-2, while the Bombers lost their third straight game and fell to 3-6.

Canadian Football League

TFC beat slumping Impact to tie franchise season win record

The pressure continues to grow on Frank Klopas and the Montreal Impact. Toronto FC coach Greg Vanney, however, was able to breath a sign of relief Saturday.

Toronto defeated the slumping Impact 2-1 before a BMO Field sellout of 30,266 to bolster its playoff position in the crowded Eastern Conference.

News (Canada)