Francesco Friedrich of Germany is now the most decorated driver in the history of bobsledding's world championships, winning his record-setting 10th gold medal on Sunday. Friedrich and brakeman Thorsten Margis finished off an easy win in the 2-man event, completing their four runs in three minutes, 40.44 seconds. WATCH | Friedrich tops podium on home soil:The German pilot with brakeman Thorsten Margis top the podium on home soil in Altenberg, Germany. 3:22Friedrich now has won the two-man world title six consecutive times. Worlds continue next weekend with championships in men's skeleton, women's skeleton and four-man events.
February 23, 2020 16:00 UTC
MARSEILLE, FRANCE—Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime has dropped an ATP Tour final for the second week in a row. 2 seed and defending champion Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece in the Open 13 Provence tennis tournament final on Sunday. Tsitsipas saved four of five break points and won 78 per cent of points when he got his first serve in, 11 per cent better than Auger-Aliassime. Meanwhile, Vancouver’s Vasek Pospisil captured his seventh career ATP doubles title. YOU MIGHT BE INTERESTED IN...“It was an incredible week,” Pospisil said.
February 23, 2020 15:56 UTC
After hosting Modi at a “Howdy Modi” rally in Houston last year that drew 50,000 people, Modi will return the favour with a “Namaste Trump” rally (it translates to, “Greetings, Trump”) at the world’s largest cricket stadium in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad. “I’ll never be satisfied with a crowd if we have 10 million people in India,“ Trump said. They will stand for hours alongside the neatly manicured 22-kilometre (14-mile) stretch of road to accord Trump a grand welcome. She said Trump is likely to get a king’s welcome from a country well-rehearsed in the art of adulation. Trump has offered to mediate and has encouraged India and Pakistan to work together to resolve their differences.
February 23, 2020 15:45 UTC
Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime has dropped an ATP Tour final for the second week in a row. 2 seed and defending champion Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece in the Open 13 Provence tennis tournament final Sunday. Vasek Pospisil claims 7th career doubles titleMeanwhile, Vancouver's Vasek Pospisil captured his seventh career ATP doubles title. 2 seeds Wesley Koolhof of the Netherlands and Nikola Mektic of Croatia 6-4, 6-4 on Sunday. This is Pospisil's first ATP Tour doubles title since claiming the Rotterdam trophy with Mahut in 2016.
February 23, 2020 15:28 UTC
A campaign in Metro Vancouver aims to shed light on the 20,000 tonnes of clothing residents throw away each year — the equivalent of 17 pounds, or 44 T-shirts per person. The Metro Vancouver Regional District recently launched its "think thrice about your clothes" campaign, encouraging residents to reduce, repair or donate clothes they no longer want. According to a report that will be presented to the Metro Vancouver board on Friday, clothes are one of the fastest growing sources of waste in the region. The campaign, which began Feb. 18, also includes a partnership with Frameworq, a local non-profit that facilitates clothing swaps and clothing repair workshops. The organization regularly hosts clothing fix-it workshops across Vancouver, including at the Vancouver Public Library.
Five people were transported to hospital after a two-vehicle collision in Middlewood, N.S., Saturday evening. Steeve Plamondon said officers in Bridgewater responded to the collision at the intersection of Camperdown School Road and Highway 103 at 5:09 p.m. He said the initial investigation determined a car was travelling eastbound on Highway 103 when another car failed to yield, crossed the centre line, and entered the path of the eastbound car. Four people were taken to hospital by EHS and one person was airlifted to hospital. Highway 103 was closed for about one hour after the collision.
Dennis Prager complains "the Left has made it impossible to say the N-word any longer," adding "It is idiotic you cannot say the N-word. "Of course you should never call anybody the 'N-word,' that's despicable," he said. He also says 'you should never call anyone the n-word, that's despicable,'" Lanigan said in an emailed response, but later added that he doesn't entirely understand Prager's point. I don't say, 'Hey, I wanna,' I don't do that. The Manning Centre was launched in 2005 by Reform Party founder Preston Manning.
New research from an Edmonton-based wildlife biologist suggests much can be learned about at-risk songbirds by listening to the rate of their songs. Birds' song rates, or the number of songs they sing in a given time period, change throughout their breeding season and researchers from the University of Alberta found they could predict breeding status by analyzing those song rates. New research out of Edmonton shows you can figure out a bird's breeding status. Wildlife biologist Emily Upham-Mills analyzed the song rates of olive-sided flycatchers for her masters thesis at the University of Alberta. (Madeleine Cummings/CBC)Building on her work, scientists potentially use similar methods to monitor other species, she said, perhaps even going beyond birds.
ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey’s health minister said the border with Iran would be closed from Sunday due to the number of coronavirus cases in its eastern neighbour. Fahrettin Koca said flights from Iran would also cease from 8 p.m. local time (1700 GMT). Iran’s health ministry on Sunday has raised the death toll from the new coronavirus to eight, with 43 confirmed cases. On Friday, Turkey introduced health checks on people arriving from Iran. “However, the appearance of the disease in our neighbour Iran, the increase in cases and deaths, has alarmed us.”Travel from Turkey to Iran would continue, he added.
February 23, 2020 14:48 UTC
Both patients, Chinese nationals hospitalized in Siberia, recovered quickly. So far Russia has had two confirmed cases of the coronavirus, both Chinese citizens who were hospitalized in Siberia and recovered. Human rights advocates have condemned the targeting of Chinese nationals as racial profiling, not an effective epidemic control strategy. Bus and tram drivers contacted their labour union about the instructions to look for Chinese nationals and report them to the dispatch cente. He also showed three photos of on-bus electronic displays reading, "If Chinese nationals are discovered in the carriage, inform the dispatcher."
February 23, 2020 14:26 UTC
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Antebellum Southern plantations were built on the backs of enslaved people, and many of those plantations hold places of honour on the National Register of Historic Places - but don’t look for many mentions of slavery in the government’s official record of places with historic significance. The National Register of Historic Places lists more than 95,000 sites that are important to the story of theUnited States. Yet even its entry in the National Register, completed in 1992 before the current owner purchased it, doesn’t mention the slaves who toiled there. Congress established the National Register of Historic Places under a 1966 historic preservation act aimed at co-ordinating preservation work and highlighting the nation’s most historic sites. They may have built it.”The historical blindness about slavery and enslaved people isn’t limited to plantations in the National Register.
February 23, 2020 14:26 UTC
The CBC series Schitt's Creek and Anne with an E were the top winners at the ACTRA Awards in Toronto. Schitt's Creek took the Members' Choice Series Ensemble Award at the 18th annual gala put on by Canada's performers' union in Toronto. It's the second consecutive year Schitt's Creek won the honour and it comes as the riches-to-rags comedy winds down its sixth and final season. Meanwhile, Dalmar Abuzeid won a trophy for outstanding performance by a male for playing a Trinidadian sailor on the coming-of-age story Anne with an E.And Cara Ricketts won outstanding performance by a female for playing the sailor's wife on the series, which was cancelled in late November after three seasons. Other winners included Bryn McAuley and Carter Hayden, who each won awards for their voice work in Hotel Transylvania: The Series.
February 23, 2020 14:15 UTC
CBC's Marketplace rounds up the consumer and health news you need. But a Marketplace investigation found you can't always trust the product descriptions, even when they appear to be legit. We tested dozens of products purchased from popular online retailers and found many suspected and confirmed counterfeits. Some of the products tested by Marketplace. So we tested five popular online retailers in this week's investigation: Amazon, Wish, AliExpress, eBay and Walmart.
February 23, 2020 13:52 UTC
Ever since Michelle Osbourne moved to Quebec City six years ago, she felt there was a lack of activities commemorating Black History Month in the area. When I came to Quebec City, I felt like there was nothing going on," Osbourne said on CBC's Quebec AM. Osbourne wanted to celebrate the city's women of colour through a photo series, where she could tell their stories. With the women all dressed in black, Osbourne felt it was important for each of them to wear head wraps of different colours, as a symbol of "uniqueness and individuality." Though this started as a Black History Month project, Osbourne would like to continue posting photos and telling the stories of other women of colour in Quebec City throughout the year.
February 23, 2020 13:52 UTC
ORLANDO, Fla. - It’s a question spouses, domestic partners and roommates are going to be forced to confront in the next few weeks as they fill out their 2020 Census forms: Who gets to be the primary person in the household? The 2020 form says “Person 1“ should be someone who pays the rent or owns the home. The most recent American Community Survey offers a sneak-peak of how the genders of “Person 1“ may break down in the 2020 Census — and it points to a fairly even divide. The 2020 Census will help determine how $1.5 trillion in federal spending is distributed as well as how many congressional seats each state gets. The Census Bureau offers no guidance on how to sort out who comes first.
February 23, 2020 13:52 UTC