Soccer star Antoine Griezmann has apologized after posting an image of himself on social media in blackface as part of an NBA party costume on Sunday. Griezmann, who is white, was also wearing a wig and holding a basketball in the photo which has "NBA 69 ALLSTARS" on the jersey. The photo on his official Twitter account was accompanied with the message "80's Party" followed by basketball and laughing emojis. Griezmann at first reacted to the criticism by tweeting: "Calm down friends, I'm a fan of the Harlem Globetrotters and of this great era... The 26-year-old Griezmann plays for Spanish team Atletico Madrid but has been linked to a move to Barcelona.
December 17, 2017 22:07 UTC
However, electricity was fully restored at the Hartfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport by midnight. International flights were being diverted, officials said. Heidi Harrington, right, and her son Dillon wait to check in for their flight to New York in a dark terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on Sunday in Atlanta. Power restored for all essential activities atHartsfield-Jackson International Airport pic.twitter.com/3oHcky3byM — @GeorgiaPowerBy evening, power had been restored to at least one concourse. Passengers wait for the lights to come back on at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.
December 17, 2017 22:07 UTC
Instead, items are donated and the city's homeless residents can shop for free at the one-day event. Last year's Downtown Eastside pop-up featured more than five thousand items and served more than five hundred shoppers. Street Store Vancouver is held at 62 East Hastings and is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 17th. (Mike Wu Photography )Freedom to shopFreedom of choice is a key part of the shop, Wong told CBC host of The Early Edition Rick Cluff. Street Store Vancouver is held at 62 East Hastings and is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 17.
December 17, 2017 21:56 UTC
A resident of the town of Torbay, just outside St. John's, is launching a complaint over what she says is an act of animal cruelty. Renee Gosse says she was driving home about an hour after Saturday's snowstorm began, and noticed a cow tethered next to a house. Torbay Mayor Craig Scott says when a municipal enforcement officer looked for the cow around 6:30 p.m., he couldn't find it outside. (Facebook photo)Torbay Mayor Craig Scott said he was out of his home for awhile that afternoon and didn't receive notification of the situation until later. He said a municipal enforcement official was sent to the home immediately, but the cow was no longer outside at that point.
December 17, 2017 21:11 UTC
The event was hosted by Freeman Realty and the Toronto campus of Spirit of Math Schools, an after-school mathematics program. The annual line up outside the former Honest Ed's location was a holiday staple for many in the area, with it's antics and enthusiasm. Elden Freeman says when Honest Ed's closed down, he saw a need in the community for the "spirit" of the 30-year tradition to continue. (Supplied)When Honest Ed's shuttered in 2016, says Elden Freeman, "we saw that there was a big need in the community." "First at Honest Ed's and now here."
December 17, 2017 20:48 UTC
VANCOUVER — Grocery stores across the country are cashing in on the demise of the penny, according to a young researcher at the University of British Columbia. Third-year economics and mathematics student Christina Cheng has written a paper that says Canadian grocers are making $3.27 million per year from penny-rounding. They found that most prices ended in .99 or .98 — numbers that would result in bill totals being rounded up for cash transactions, if tax is not applied. Cheng said her analysis found that grocery stores are profiting from penny-rounding. In October, a paper Cheng wrote on the research won a competition for the best undergraduate student paper at the International Atlantic Economic Society’s conference in Montreal.
December 17, 2017 20:03 UTC
ATLANTA — A sudden power outage brought the world’s busiest airport to a standstill Sunday, grounding more than 1,000 flights in Atlanta just days before the start of the Christmas travel rush. Hours after the blackout began, authorities announced that electricity would be restored at the Hartfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport by midnight. While Delta was hit hardest by the outage, other airlines also cancelled flights for the rest of Sunday. American Airlines cancelled 24 departures and an equal number of arrivals, said spokesman Ross Feinstein. We are working with great urgency w/ @GeorgiaPower to restore power throughout rest of airport.” Airport workers were distributing bottled water, and Dunkin’ Donuts was giving out doughnuts.
December 17, 2017 20:02 UTC
12 Florida State 87-72 on Sunday. Florida State set a blistering tone from the start, making its first seven shots. Florida State missed five of its last six shots in the period and committed five turnovers in the final 4:43. Before Sunday, Florida State ranked third nationally with a plus-15.8 margin. Florida State is likely to drop at least a few spots.
December 17, 2017 19:52 UTC
Teams who use the app are charged $40 for the first hour, which includes a booking fee and a cash payment to the goalie. High demand for goaliesNiki Sawni, who runs another goalie rental app out of Toronto, says the demand for goalies stretches all across Canada. Puck App, which he founded in 2015, books goalies for between 200 and 250 games a month across Canada, with Ottawa the biggest market. Both GoalieUp and Puck App take requests from teams and send notifications to appropriately skilled goalies in the area, who respond to say whether they're interested. Puck App also has slightly different pricing for different cities, which reflects the higher price of parking and ice time rental in some cities, according to its founder.
December 17, 2017 19:30 UTC
Canadian Alex Harvey completed his final tune-up for Tour de Ski with a ninth-place finish in the World Cup cross-country classic-ski pursuit race. Norway's Johannes Klaebo set a World Cup record with his seventh victory, winning the gold medal with a time of 33:31.1. Watch as Klaebo wins his 7th World Cup of the season. "These other countries are fighting for spots at the Olympics so they have to be on the podium every race," Harvey said. "My goals are to be reaching my top gear by the Tour de Ski.
December 17, 2017 19:18 UTC
That brought to 18 the number of NFL players The Associated Press observed protesting during the anthem this week. Ten Seattle Seahawks players either knelt or sat for “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Three San Francisco 49ers also knelt ahead of their home game with Tennessee. Ten Seattle Seahawks players knelt or sat for the national anthem before their home game against the Rams, among 17 players protesting this week. No Rams players sat or knelt, but defensive end Robert Quinn had his fist raised during the anthem. — John Wawrow reporting from Orchard Park, New York——1:42 p.m.Just three NFL players protested visibly during the national anthem at early games.
December 17, 2017 19:17 UTC
MINNEAPOLIS — Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis is not ready to concede the end of his second-longest tenure in the league. The Bengals were well aware of the report once they reached the stadium, but Lewis didn’t acknowledge it until after the game. Lewis visited Zimmer at the ranch during Minnesota’s bye week earlier this season, and Zimmer said Lewis didn’t mention any disinterest in leaving the Bengals. “But if it is the case, Marvin is an unbelievable person, a great mentor, a great, great football coach,” Zimmer said. “I hope that’s not the case, because the NFL would be losing a great, great coach.”——For more NFL coverage: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP–NFL
December 17, 2017 18:56 UTC
"She's an incredible and resilient person, so if anyone's going to fight through this, it's hopefully going to be Delilah." Delilah Saunders was diagnosed with acute liver failure earlier this month. 'She'd want us to fight'Saunders' case is the latest in a series of clashes over the transplant policy, and has drawn national attention with demonstrations being held in several Canadian cities. Delilah Saunders, pictured here with Alicia Keys, was honoured earlier this year in Montreal for her work within the Indigenous rights movement in Canada. (Instagram)Ossie Michelin, a friend of Saunders who helped organize the campaign, said her personal struggles and Indigenous rights advocacy are intimately connected.
December 17, 2017 18:56 UTC
If shopping for a foodie is one of your Christmas chores this year, a cookbook is an obvious place to start. And if you are looking for a recipe guide that has a local touch, On The Coast food columnist Gail Johnson has some ideas. The Recipe Box includes directions for making this avocado eggs Benedict from Edible Canada on Granville Island. The Gastown Foodie cookbook features recipes from a variety of establishments. (foodiebook.ca)Gastown FoodieBy Brad Hill, photographer and producer of the Foodie Books series, which also includes the North Shore Foodie and the East Van Foodie.
December 17, 2017 18:56 UTC
Supreme Court earlier this year challenging a conservation officer’s decision to kill a black bear cub near Dawson Creek in May 2016. “The province says there are no legal limits on the ability of conservation officers to kill animals,” Arden Beddoes, a lawyer representing the Fur-Bearers, said at the time. “I find it inconceivable that the legislature intended to restrict the wildlife management powers of officers to kill wildlife to those that are at large and likely to harm,” the decision says. Weatherill noted the authority to destroy animals is not “unlimited or unfettered.” He said officers can only kill wildlife when they are performing their duties and the actions follow government policy. Conservation officers in B.C.
December 17, 2017 18:54 UTC