With citizens everywhere taking their beefs to the streets, wearable advocacy is also back in fashion. Closer to home, fashion brands at all price points are hooking up with causes, and tapping into the power of advocacy messaging on graphic T-shirts. But the new, cooler messaging in this protest revival era is riding a larger fashion wave. Flashy big 80s designer logos, often bedazzled, have returned, as has wearing advocacy slogans and clever riffs across your chest. She suggests L.A.-based TheGoodTrade.com as a place for consumers to start looking for brands — fashion, beauty, food, wellness, travel and lifestyle — that reflect both their style and their conscience.
April 26, 2018 18:56 UTC
Frankfurt—Volkswagen AG’s new chief executive officer Herbert Diess in his first earnings report at the helm of the world’s largest automaker stressed the imminent overhaul under his watch will strengthen the company’s ability to adapt to accelerating industry change. Without the hit resulting from a change in how derivatives are valued, adjusted earnings would have been slightly higher year-on-year. “Our goal is to transform the Volkswagen Group into one of the industry’s leading companies in terms of profitability, innovative power and sustainability,” Diess said Thursday in an emailed statement. He’s pledged to accelerate decision making while tackling a seismic industry shift toward electric cars and digital services that threaten to undermine the industry’s traditional business model. The shares advanced 1.9 per cent to 170.1 euros ($265 CAD) in Frankfurt.
Snapping a three-game Major League Soccer losing streak is all the Whitecaps care about when they host Salt Lake at BC Place Stadium. VANCOUVER—Style points won’t be top of mind for the Vancouver Whitecaps when they face Real Salt Lake on Friday night. Both Real Salt Lake and the L.A. Galaxy have 10 points from 3-3-1 records but have played one less game. Salt Lake beat Vancouver 2-1 at Rio Tinto Stadium two weeks ago. I’m sure we will be fine.”Real Salt Lake is coming off a 3-0 win at home over the Colorado Rapids.
GATINEAU, Que.—Canada and the Inuit are now officially co-owners of the two long-lost ships from the Franklin expedition. Susan le Jeune d’Allegeershecque, the British high commissioner to Canada, formally gifted the remains of HMS Terror and HMS Erebus to Canada during a ceremony at the Canadian Museum of History. The wrecks were located in 2014 and 2016, ending more than 150 years of mystery surrounding the fate of Sir John Franklin and his 1845 Arctic expedition. Britain agreed to the gift last fall, but formal talks took longer than expected because of differences over which artifacts Britain would keep and who would pay to recover and restore the ships. Britain is retaining 65 artifacts already recovered from the ships, but everything else — including everything still on board the two ships — will be jointly owned by Canada and the Inuit Heritage Trust, an organization dedicated to preserving Inuit culture.
Within 48 hours of going live online, the #TorontoStrong Fund has raised more than $893,000 in the wake of the devastating events on Yonge St. earlier this week. On Monday, a white van mounted the sidewalk on Yonge St. near Finch Ave. and hit pedestrians along a 2.2-kilometre stretch, killing 10 and injuring 14. The #TorontoStrong Fund, named for a hashtag widely used online as the city reeled from news of the van rampage, was set up by the City of Toronto and the Toronto Foundation. Article Continued BelowMayor John Tory announced the fund Tuesday at a news conference at Toronto police headquarters. The #TorontoStrong Fund was not the first to be created after the Yonge St. incident.
Read more: Cosby trial jurors prepped about rape mythsArticle Continued BelowThe judge decided Cosby can remain free on $1 million bail while he awaits sentencing, but restricted him to Montgomery County, where his home is. Cosby could get up to 10 years in prison on each of the three counts of aggravated indecent assault. Cosby’s lawyers slammed #MeToo, calling Cosby its victim and likening it to a witch hunt or a lynching. Constand sued Cosby after prosecutors initially declined to file charges, settling with him for nearly $3.4 million over a decade ago. The Associated Press does not typically identify people who say they are victims of sexual assault unless they grant permission.
April 26, 2018 17:57 UTC
QUEBEC—Patrick Roy is returning to the Quebec Remparts as coach and general manager. The Hall of Fame goaltender announced Thursday that he has signed a two-year contract with the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League team. The 52-year-old Roy previously acted as part-owner, coach and GM of the Remparts from 2005-13, winning a Memorial Cup in 2006. He wasn’t looking for a junior job either, but began to consider it when Philippe Boucher resigned as the Remparts’ coach and GM two weeks ago. Patrick has done outstanding work for us.” In his previous stint, Roy had a .640 winning percentage in 544 regular season games.
April 26, 2018 17:15 UTC
Knowing no one, Alhasan arrived in Toronto after a five-hour bus ride one frigid night with just a phone number for the city’s shelter program. Government-assisted refugees automatically find accommodation through settlement services, and privately sponsored refugees are housed by families or community organizations. “These shelters are more crowded than we want them to be,” said Patricia Anderson, manager of the city’s shelter, support and housing administration. “I don’t want to pre-empt that process, and I know that our officials will work with city officials,” she said. Francisco Rico-Martinez, who runs the FCJ Refugee Centre in Toronto, said one of the reasons behind the refugee increase is illegal border-crossing by people fleeing U.S. President Donald Trump’s immigration policies.
April 26, 2018 17:03 UTC
Ontario’s integrity commissioner has reprimanded former Progressive Conservative leader Patrick Brown for “deliberately” failing to disclose rental income and a $375,000 loan on his sprawling Lake Simcoe home. The Globe and Mail later revealed the Johal loan. Brown stepped down as leader on Jan. 25, after CTV news alleged sexual impropriety with two young women. He is not seeking re-election and now sits as an Independent MPP, though he is rarely seen at Queen’s Park. His mother has since helped him out financially, making two interest payments to Johal totalling $8,000, the report said.
April 26, 2018 16:55 UTC
LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball are leaving their Lithuania team by mutual agreement. BC Prienu Vytautas on Thursday announced the departure of the younger brothers of Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball. Nineteen-year-old LiAngelo averaged 12.6 points and 21.2 minutes in 14 games, and 16-year-old LaMelo averaged 6.5 points and 12.4 minutes in eight games. LiAngelo left UCLA in December after he was suspended for shoplifting during the Bruins’ trip to China. LaMelo left his California high school to turn pro.
April 26, 2018 16:55 UTC
Former Ontario PC leader Patrick Brown broke the legislature's ethics laws, the province's integrity commissioner reported Thursday. Brown failed to disclose rental income from his personal residence and failed to disclose a loan from a would-be PC candidate, according to the investigation conducted by Integrity Commissioner J. David Wake. FindingsWake's report found that Brown received a loan of $375,000 from Jas Johal, who was acclaimed as a PC candidate for Brampton North in November 2016. Brown did not receive travel giftsThe report also found that Brown did not disclose income from a property he rented "on various occasions" using Airbnb in 2016, for a total of $5,914 of rental income. “There was no evidence that he “Brown” accepted or failed disclose gifts of travel”.
April 26, 2018 16:30 UTC
HELSINKI — Finland on Wednesday said the Nordic country’s trailblazing basic income experiment is going ahead as planned, denying media reports that the trial has fallen flat. Continuation of the unique trial may well become a political hot potato ahead of the April 2019 election, Simanainen said. “It’s up to the new government to decide whether to experiment further with basic income,” Simanainen said, adding that several government and opposition parties support the basic income trial. Simanainen said recent media reports that the government social affairs agency has requested up to 70 million euros ($109 million) in extra funding this year are false. The plan was initially agreed in 2016 by the three-party coalition government led by Sipila’s centrist Center Party.
April 26, 2018 15:56 UTC
“There’s a vertical plunging bite, then an oblique cut as the animal closes its mouth as it draws its head backwards.”This may be the way all meat-eating dinosaurs ate. When the angle drifted away from the scratches, the models suggested Troodon’s teeth began to break. “Struggling prey can really exert a lot of uncontrollable force on the teeth at angles that aren’t really ideal,” Wilkinson said. The study goes a long way to explaining how different dinosaurs filled different niches in their ancient ecosystems. It’s one of the first times such techniques have been applied to meat-eating dinosaurs, Wilkinson said.
April 26, 2018 15:56 UTC
A 38-year-old man has died in hospital after he was found with serious injuries outside the Parq Vancouver casino, according to police. The man, who has been identified only as a Vancouver resident, was discovered just before 1:30 a.m. PT on Thursday. The investigation is ongoing and a large crime scene has been taped off along the northeast shore of False Creek. One person who lives in the neighbourhood told CBC News they heard arguing coming from the crime scene area last night. A large crime scene has been taped off along the northeast section of False Creek.
April 26, 2018 15:45 UTC
HALIFAX—A Halifax indie rock band is pulling out of a Nova Scotia music festival, saying the lineup lacks diversity. In-Flight Safety frontman John Mullane tweeted that he felt out of sorts after Truro’s Rock the Hub festival revealed a lineup consisting almost entirely of all-male and “nearly all-white” bands. He says he found himself apologizing to close friends about the lineup, and decided apologies weren’t enough. “By being part of this festival I am doing harm (no matter how small) to close friends and a tight-knit music community I hold very dear,” he wrote. Mullane calls it a small gesture that he hopes will “prompt more critical thinking” when it comes to festivals including female and non-white performers.
April 26, 2018 15:45 UTC