A man stabbed eight people Friday in Finland's western city of Turku, killing two of them, before police shot him in the thigh and detained him, police said. Rescue personnel cordon the place where several people were stabbed, at Turku Market Square, Finland. An armed police officer secures the area following the stabbing attack in Turku. A general view shows Turku Market Square, where several people were stabbed Friday in Finland. (Vesa Moilanen/Lehtikuva/Reuters)Witness Laura Laine told YLE she was about 20 metres from where the stabbing took place.
August 18, 2017 15:28 UTC
Tony McAleer, 49, became immersed in white supremacy at age 15 when some skinheads befriended him through a subculture of punk music. McAleer said it’s important for parents to regularly talk with their kids about issues such as last week’s nationalist rally in Charlottesville where a 20-year-old man allegedly rammed a vehicle into a crowd of anti-racists, including a young woman who was killed. “We got an email two days ago from a parent who said, my son’s got Asperger’s syndrome and he’s up to his eyeballs in this neo-Nazi white nationalist stuff. “From a really early age children are socialized to think that white people are the thinkers, the inventors, the ones that are good,” Stack said. “This notion that Canada is this multicultural place that doesn’t have a history of racism, of course it does.
August 18, 2017 15:24 UTC
TMX Group Ltd. is seeking guidance from Canadian securities regulators as it weighs how to deal with marijuana companies listed in Canada with interests in the United States where the business remains federally illegal. "We are working with regulators to arrive at a solution that will clarify this matter for issuers, investors, participants and the public." That means dealing with a string of marijuana companies that have swarmed to the smaller Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) to raise funds, often to fund U.S. opportunities. The TMX said Thursday there is no CDS ban on the clearing of securities of publicly traded marijuana companies with U.S. investments. Consultants estimate the size of the Canadian marijuana market could range from $5 billion to $10 billion.
August 18, 2017 15:23 UTC
FREDERICTON — A review of a devastating ice storm in northeast New Brunswick says many residents were ill-prepared for an emergency — and some responded to the crisis with fear and suspicion that put them in even greater danger. The storm in late January loaded trees and power lines with ice, snapping hundreds of power poles and leaving more than 130,000 people without power for days. NB Power CEO Gaetan Thomas said the utility promotes the 72-hour preparedness message every fall, but more will have to be done to convince people to be ready. NB Power said the ice storm was the largest, most expensive restoration effort in the utility’s history. The ice build-up from this storm exceeded those maximums by four times!” the report says.
August 18, 2017 15:22 UTC
HANOI, VIETNAM—Vietnam has been battling raging dengue fever outbreaks with more than 10,000 new infections reported over the past week stretching its medical system. A total of 90,626 people have been infected, of whom 76,848 have been hospitalized and 24 have died. The ministry attributed the rise of dengue outbreaks to higher temperature, more rains and rapid urbanization that promote the breeding of virus-carrying mosquitoes. That compares to only several cases that reported to the hospital in June and July last year, he said. Dien said some 300 dengue patients were being treated, stretching the hospital’s resources, including longer working hours without weekend leaves.
August 18, 2017 15:11 UTC
The Canadian Coast Guard implemented a temporary reduced speed limit of 10 knots for vessels in a portion of that area. Oceanex says reduced speed limits mean route delays between St. John's and Montreal, as well as increased labour and fuel costs. As soon as the reduced speed is removed by the federal government, Oceanex said the surcharge will be removed. Between 10 and 12 dead right whales have been found in the Gulf since June 7. There are only about 500 North Atlantic right whales left in the world.
August 18, 2017 15:08 UTC
A toasted panini sandwich feels like a fancierfast food lunch, but it’s also extravagant when it comes to calories, fat and sodium. Because this sandwich is grilled it doesn’t appear to be dense, but the Italian dough is wetter and heavier than wheat breadas it has extra oil and water. Add in the three fatty and high sodium deli meats and cheese, and the panini sandwich has more than double the calories and sodium, and eight times the fat of a 6 inch Subway Club. You can still get a variety of meats on your Subway Club — roasted leaner meat on a wheat bread with no cheese and a light dressing is the more nutritious choice. Skip:Subway Italian BMT (biggest, meatiest, tastiest) PaniniCalories: 650Fat: 35 g
August 18, 2017 15:04 UTC
Another feature film and an automobile commercial also are set to record footage there during the eclipse. An exception was the 1961 religious movie Barabbas, which used actual footage from a solar eclipse in a climactic scene depicting Jesus Christ's crucifixion. Case plans to aim one camera skyward to film the eclipse and keep another focused on the reaction of three actors watching it unfold, he said. Several producers of TV commercials have requested permission to shoot in Oregon and Wyoming during the eclipse, local officials said. In Oregon, authorities granted permits weeks ago for a handful of projects to film on Monday, the executive director of Oregon Film, Tim Williams, said.
August 18, 2017 15:01 UTC
The Blue Bombers running back chalked up more than 100 yards in both rushing and receiving as Winnipeg won its fourth straight game and handed the Edmonton Eskimos their first loss of the season with a 33-26 victory. Winnipeg (6-2) led 3-0 after the first quarter and 17-3 at halftime, the fewest points Edmonton (7-1) has scored in the first half this season. It was 27-17 for the Bombers after the third quarter, but the Eskimos started to squeeze the score. Bombers kicker Justin Medlock missed a 51-yard field-goal attempt early in the fourth quarter that Edmonton ran out. Bombers lineback Maurice Leggett then intercepted Reilly, but Winnipeg was called for illegal contact and it was wiped out.
Prince, the late musician who died just one week after his final public concert in Atlanta, is being honoured with a custom shade of purple from the global colour authority, the Pantone Color Institute, and the Prince estate. Though we can expect a range of purple shades to be used in reference to Prince, Pantone’s Love Symbol #2 is the official shade of purple across the brand he left behind. Having a standardized colour allows for Prince’s purple to be consistently replicated across any branded products related to the artist. “The colour purple was synonymous with who Prince was and will always be. Prince had worked closely with Yamaha to create the custom piano that inspired the colour Love Symbol #2.
NANTUCKET, MASS.—Sitting pretty off the coast of mainland Massachusetts, Nantucket is an island rich in maritime history and blessed with natural beauty. Its iconic cedar-shingled homes, cobblestone streets and spectacular beaches have made it a hot holidaying spot for more than 125 years — here’s why. Whaling Museum:To get a good grounding on what made Nantucket what it is today, make the comprehensively curated Nantucket Whaling Museum your first stop. More info: Cisco BrewersShop:If you’re seeking that quintessential Nantucket look for your home, mother-daughter owners Debbie and Jillian Fraker will help you find just the right elements at the Lion’s Paw. More info: thelionspawnantucket.netLuxury hotel:It’s all the little extras that make the luxury White Elephant hotel such a relaxing island retreat.
“Matt already is and will be a big part of our team’s nucleus for the long term,” said Sakic. When it all goes sour, no one remembers the flowery compliments, the strong words of commitment and belief. The club gave Jason Spezza $49 million over seven years, Dany Heatley $45 million over six years and Wade Redden $39 million over six years. You have to assess their impact on their team’s cap situation, among other factors. But the celebratory atmosphere that greeted the news of the Draisaitl signing this week should also be muted to some degree.
A related attack early Friday morning in the popular seaside town of Cambrils, south of Barcelona, took the death toll to 14. The mayor of Lanteira, the southern town in Spain where Rodriguez was born, confirmed his death to Spanish media. One of his nieces, Raquel Baron Lopez, said on her Twitter account that Rodriguez, 60, died immediately when he was struck by the van. After the attack, Lopez posted pictures of her uncle on Twitter when his family was looking for him and trying to find out whether he was alive. It said the Tuckers were in Barcelona after a two-week European vacation.
That's the effect of the solar eclipse that the city will experience. Select areas in the American south between Oregon to South Carolina will experience a total solar eclipse, but in Toronto only around 70 per cent of the sun will be covered. Artist's rendition of a total solar eclipse. (Canadian Space Agency)Russo has been waiting 23 years to see an eclipse, since the last total eclipse in Toronto. (Canadian Space Agency)The next total solar eclipse occurring near Toronto will be in 2024, visible in the Niagara region.
August 18, 2017 15:00 UTC
All samples had to be collected by foreign-based organizations and sent abroad for processing, reducing the scrutiny on many Russian athletes. MOSCOW—After almost two years under suspension, the Russian anti-doping agency wants to show it’s capable of cleaning up a tainted sports scene. A lot of work has been done.”The agency hasn’t formally been reinstated by the World Anti-Doping Agency — and won’t be unless Russia’s government admits at least some level of culpability in past doping cover-ups. Still, it’s functioning largely on its own, though must provide information constantly to officials from WADA and the British anti-doping agency, which is tasked with helping the reforms. Besides that, the International Olympic Committee has set up two commissions looking into past Russian doping, and the country’s participation in next year’s Winter Olympics is not yet confirmed.
August 18, 2017 14:48 UTC