Carrie Lam, Beijing's pick, chosen as Hong Kong's leader

A committee dominated by pro-Beijing elites selected Carrie Lam, Hong Kong's former No. Democracy supporters called Sunday's vote a "fake election" and blasted Beijing for meddling in Hong Kong's affairs. Those fears have been amplified by several cases in recent years, including the secret detention on the mainland of five Hong Kong booksellers and a Chinese tycoon's suspected abduction in Hong Kong by mainland security agents. As the next leader of Hong Kong, Carrie Lam will inherit a city roiled by political divisions, including a burgeoning independence movement, and saddled with sluggish economic growth. Members of the Hong Kong election committee include tycoons like Li Ka-shing, Hong Kong's richest person.

March 26, 2017 12:45 UTC

Canada’s Rachel Homan wins women’s world curling championship in clean sweep

BEIJING—Canada’s Rachel Homan has won gold at the world women’s curling championship. Homan won 8-3 over Russia. Homan secured a direct berth into the gold-medal game after beating Russia’s Anna Sidorova in the Page playoff 1-2 game Friday. Canada swept the 11-game round-robin at the Capital Gymnasium to earn the first seed. Homan won bronze in her first appearance at the women’s world championship in 2013 in Riga, Latvia.

March 26, 2017 11:56 UTC

Cincinnati, Ohio nightclub shooting leaves 1 dead, 14 wounded

Fifteen people were shot, one fatally, at a packed nightclub in Cincinnati, Ohio, early on Sunday. The suspects were at large and police do not have good descriptions of them, in part because witnesses were reluctant to co-operate, Williams told WCPO. Hundreds of people were reported to be at the Cameo Nightlife club when the shooting took place. (Cameo Nightlife/Facebook)"We are in the middle of a very horrific situation that occurred at the nightclub with multiple victims," Neudigate told NBC News. The University of Cincinnati Medical Center admitted eight people early Sunday, a spokeswoman told ABC News, but she did not say specifically whether the patients were connected to the nightclub shooting.

March 26, 2017 11:24 UTC

15 people shot, 1 killed at Cincinnati nightclub, say police

CINCINNATI—At least two people opened fire inside a crowded nightclub early Sunday morning, killing one person and wounding more than a dozen others. Police said there is no indication the shooting at the Cameo club was terrorism related. Authorities also didn’t immediately have any suspects in the 1:30 a.m. shooting on a busy weekend night. Kim Williams said there was “just a lot of chaos, obviously, when shots were fired.”“Saturday night, it is a very young crowd. Several officers were working security detail at the club and performed first aid and tried to revive the person who died, Williams said.

March 26, 2017 11:15 UTC

Rachel Homan’s rink wins world curling gold, breaking Canada’s eight-year title drought

Rachel Homan’s Ottawa rink earned Canada’s first women’s world curling championship since 2008 with an 8-3 win over Russia in Beijing on Sunday. This was the third appearance for Homan at the world championship. #WWCC2017 — Team Homan (@TeamHoman) March 26, 2017Canada had not won the women’s world title since Jennifer Jones won in Vernon, B.C., in 2008. Homan’s rink, which won all 13 games in Beijing, also became the first women’s world champion to complete the event undefeated since the event began in 1979. That record of dominance was the least important aspect of the world championship for Homan.

March 26, 2017 10:18 UTC

Canada's Homan wins gold at women's world curling championships

Canada's Rachel Homan won gold at the world women's curling championship thanks to an 8-3 victory in the final over Russia on Sunday in Beijing. Homan secured a direct berth into the gold-medal game after beating Russia's Anna Sidorova in the Page playoff 1-2 game Friday. Homan won bronze in her first appearance at the women's world championship in 2013 in Riga, Latvia. Canada last won gold at this event in 2008 when Jennifer Jones finished first in Vernon, B.C. Scotland's Eve Muirhead captured the bronze medal at the 2017 championship, beating Sweden 6-4 earlier Sunday.

March 26, 2017 10:18 UTC

Cheerios campaign creates buzz of controversy, but there are other ways to bring back the bees

And one Manitoba horticulturist agrees the plants aren't invasive — but also says there are plenty of ways to help bees. The General Mills 'Bring Back the Bees' campaign has created controversy, with some claiming the seeds offered are invasive. Bees pleaseRhéal Lafrenière, an apiarist with Manitoba Agriculture, said the bulk of bees in the province rely on agricultural areas. (CBC)He estimates there were 102,000 bee colonies heading into this winter in the province — the most since the 1980s. Since 2007, there have been eight years where losses were over 20 per cent, and in 2013 there was a 46 per cent winter loss.

March 26, 2017 09:56 UTC

How to roll up the rim without buying coffee

You don't need to make a purchase to enter contests such as Tim Hortons' Roll Up The Rim To Win. (Tim Hortons )Despite the well-known slogan, you don't actually have to roll up the rim to win. If a contest has a pay method of entry, then it must also offer a free method, she said. "There's a whole community out there that will enter sweepstakes as a hobby," said Goodson. As for Tim Hortons, the company would not say how many people take advantage of its no-purchase-necessary clause.

March 26, 2017 09:11 UTC

We women can do anything, says HK entertainer Maria Cordero - Nation

"Instead of asking why we, as women, have to work double... work at home and hold down jobs too, we must look at the beauty of it. That's why everyone remembers Mother's Day while we have to remind our children about Father's Day," said Cordero, who is herself a mother of six. I had to sell everything except the house my mother and children lived in and went to China and sang in every karaoke for six months without a break. I had my six children to look after, my mother and my family. That was my motivation and it's the same with all women.

March 26, 2017 09:11 UTC

Encrypted social media 'secret place for terrorists' to communicate, U.K. minister says

British interior minister Amber Rudd said on Sunday end-to-end encryption of messages offered by services like Whatsapp are "completely unacceptable" and there should be no "secret place for terrorists to communicate." Khalid Masood drove a car into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge last Wednesday, killing four people and wounding several others. "That is my view — it is completely unacceptable, there should be no place for terrorists to hide. We need to make sure organizations like Whatsapp, and there are plenty of others like that, don't provide a secret place for terrorists to communicate with each other," Rudd told the BBC's Andrew Marr show. "We need to make sure that our intelligence services have the ability to get into situations like encrypted Whatsapp."

March 26, 2017 09:00 UTC

More TV streaming services join U.S. market, leaving Canada far behind

YouTube's announcement that it will soon launch an online TV streaming service cut deep for some Canadians. - Amy LeamanLive programming streaming services already in play include DirecTV Now, Sling and PlayStation Vue. Netflix and Amazon are exceptions that offer streaming services in both Canada and U.S. As for homegrown streaming services, the only two major offerings are Bell's CraveTV and Rogers' Sportsnet Now. There's a chance more U.S. streaming services will launch in Canada once they acquire the necessary rights.

March 26, 2017 09:00 UTC

Convenience or comparison? Why sticking with 1 bank might not be the best option

When it comes to credit cards specifically, two-thirds of those surveyed said they trust their primary bank to offer them the best card for their needs and financial situation. Justin Thouin, CEO of, says Canadians' trust in their banks costs them in the form of higher fees. Shannon Lee Simmons, an adviser who runs the New School of Finance, says taking the time to shop around for financial products can pay off. Thouin at is still convinced that a person's primary bank is not the right choice for everything. "It's impossible for one bank to be the best match for a consumer in every category," Thouin says.

March 26, 2017 09:00 UTC

Widow claims cancer report fell through the cracks, costing her husband his life

woman claims a report with her husband's positive cancer diagnosis fell through cracks in the medical system, costing her partner his life — and her $1-million life insurance policy. The claim says a call never came — despite the fact that a pathology report showed Eric had malignant melanoma. Doctors, clinic and health authority responseThe doctors and clinic have denied the allegations against them in a statement of defence. The doctors claim they couldn't have looked the report up electronically because they didn't have access to the hospital's computer system. Her lawsuit seeks to have the $1-million insurance claim paid out, as well as interest and compensation for court costs.

March 26, 2017 09:00 UTC

Sabastian Vettel wins Australian Grand Prix for Ferrari

Four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel won the Australian Grand Prix for Ferrari on Sunday to dash Mercedes' hopes of extending their dominance into a fourth successive season of Formula One. German Vettel cruised to his 43rd race victory with a 9.9 second gap to Mercedes' runner-up Lewis Hamilton, with the Briton's new team mate, Valtteri Bottas, finishing third.

March 26, 2017 06:33 UTC

Rio Olympians shine at Canadian Wrestling Championships

The Canadian Wrestling Championships included some familiar faces in the women and men's freestyle competition. The crowd saw the return of Rio Olympians — Jasmine Mian, Michelle Fazzari, Haislan Garcia, and Korey Jarvis — all winning their respective weight classes. Mian won the senior title at 48 kg while Fazzari finished atop the 58 kg division. Garcia won gold in the 65 kg weight class and Jarvis topped the competition in the senior men's 125 kg event. Nishan Randhawa successfully defended his junior and senior titles in the 96 kg and 97 kg divisions.

March 26, 2017 05:26 UTC

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