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    Toronto Sun

  • Barely a breeze in this Maple Leafs draft
    A whole lot of Maple Leafs scouts were given very sparse ground to cover in this NHL  draft. COVID-19 limited games to watch as well as travel to those leagues that were operating. And as general manager Kyle Dubas noted ruefully “I didn’t make it easy on them,” trading away... Read more »
  • With Hyman’s departure from Maple Leafs accepted fact, Dubas charts his course
    Kyle Dubas has come to terms with the loss of Zach Hyman. The spirited winger, who evolved into an essential player for the Maple Leafs during his six seasons in Toronto, soon will be a member of the Edmonton Oilers. “That’s about what we expect,” Dubas, the Leafs’ general manager,... Read more »
  • Five stabbed after rival biker gangs fight in B.C.: RCMP
    CRANBROOK, B.C. — Mounties in British Columbia say they had to break up a fight between rival outlaw motorcycle gangs from Alberta that sent several people to hospital. RCMP say they were called to the fight at a gas station in Cranbrook early Friday evening, and they say front-line officers... Read more »
  • Meet the Maple Leafs trio of 2021 draft picks
    Here’s a look at Toronto’s draft haul, with comments by amateur scouting director John Lilley: LW Matthew Knies, Tri-City Storm, USHL (2nd round 57th overall) Born: Phoenix, Ariz., 10/17/02 Data: 6-2, 210 pounds, shoots left 2021 stats: Regular season and playoffs, 47 GP, 18-28-46 pts. Did you know: Coached by... Read more »
  • Busy Leafs GM Dubas will get around to talking contract extension with Rielly
    Kyle Dubas has been too busy working on the present Maple Leafs team to look too far ahead into the future. Defenceman Morgan Rielly is heading into the final season of a six-year contract that carries a salary cap hit of $5 million US. Rielly, who turns 28 in March,... Read more »
  • TRAIKOS: Will Eichel be the next player heading out of Buffalo?
    Two down. One more to go. A day after sending Rasmus Ristolainen to Philadelphia, the Buffalo Sabres traded Sam Reinhart to the Florida Panthers in exchange for top goalie prospect Devon Levi and a first-round pick in 2022. Now, the waiting game begins to see where Jack Eichel ends up.... Read more »
  • Grayson Murray takes aim at PGA Tour for not helping with alcoholism
    Grayson Murray detailed his battle with alcoholism over social media and took the PGA Tour to task for its perceived lack of assistance. “The PGA Tour didn’t force me to drink,” Murray wrote on Twitter, “but the PGA Tour never gave me help. In my 5 years of experience of... Read more »
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    Anorak

  • Cool Cats & Red Devils – brilliant photographs of British football fans in the 1970s
    Iain S P Reid’s fantastic photos of British football fans in the 1970s are going to be in our new book. You can back Cool Cats & Red Devils at the Kickstarter. Please do – it’s a great project and 15% of all profits from both the prints and the... Read more »
  • Prints of Kawanabe Kyōsai’s erotic Japanese scrolls
    Kawanabe Kyōsai Prints (1831-1889) was a Japanese artist born into the age of feudalism and maturing into the Meiji period, when the country became a modern state. Nicknamed “The Painting Demon”, he became a caricaturist, lampooning the great and good, and later painted ‘makimono’, aka ‘battle of the farts’. He... Read more »
  • Raymond Chandler’s dictionary of police and prison slang
    Writer keep notebooks because ideas arrive unexpectedly. Raymond Chandler kept two sorts of notebook – one to jot down daily events and work in progress; the other a lexicon of titles, words, puns, slang, similes, story ideas, observations, and first drafts. Narcotics Squad Slang pin-jabber—hypo user sniffer—snuffer dodo—any addict gow—a... Read more »
  • You legally grow, smoke and carry 28g of marijuana in Mexico
    As lockdowns end, Mexico’s top court has decriminalised the recreational use of cannabis. You can get stoned in Mexico without fear of fine and worse, just as you can in many US states over the border. In an 8-3 decision, the court decreed that adults will be able to apply... Read more »
  • Matt Hancock hot take – Brexit did it
    Matt Hancock has gone. They waited and waited until Covid was under control then defenestrated hapless Hancock from the health ministry. His sex-life made headlines. But his private life is his own affair, literally. Although one Guardian columnist who writes about mental health and maybe even body-shaming is one of... Read more »
  • Russia fires on British ship for first time since 1919
    Newspapers lead with the British warship HMS Defender, which was shadowed by Russian aircraft and ships as it sailed near Crimea, and fired on. Russia also dropped bombs in its way. Russia is on the “warpath” says an excited Daily Express. The last time Russia fired on a British warship... Read more »
  • VideoBlockchain and Money: watch free lectures from MIT
    You can bone up on crypto currencies and the blockchain with this terrific lecture by  MIT professor Gary Gensler. Blockchain and Money is “for students wishing to explore blockchain technology’s potential use – by entrepreneurs and incumbents – to change the world of money and finance. The course begins with a... Read more »
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    Kuwait Today

  • UK investigates newly detected Covid-19 variant
    Kwt Today - Know What's Trending Today UK investigates newly detected Covid-19 variant A new variant of Covid-19 has been detected in the UK and is under investigation, Public Health England (PHE) said on Friday. So far, there have been 16 cases linked to the Kappa B.1.621 mutation, with the... Read more »
  • Oman to end complete lockdown tomorrow
    Kwt Today - Know What's Trending Today Oman to end complete lockdown tomorrow The complete lockdown in Oman is set to end at 4 am on Saturday morning. However, some restrictions will continue in the evenings until the end of the month. Read- Oman to get half a million vaccine... Read more »
  • Saudi: Pilgrims do not need to test, isolate after Hajj
    Kwt Today - Know What's Trending Today Saudi: Pilgrims do not need to test, isolate after Hajj Pilgrims returning home from Hajj do no need to test for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) or isolate upon arrival, said Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Minister of Health for Preventive Affairs Dr. Abdullah Asiri. Read-... Read more »
  • Kuwait expresses solidarity with India over floods in Maharashtra
    Kwt Today - Know What's Trending Today Kuwait expresses solidarity with India over floods in Maharashtra Kuwait’s Foreign Ministry on Friday expressed sympathy with India after the deadly flood and landslides which hit its Western state of Maharashtra and left scores of people dead, injured or missing. Read- Covishield Vaccine... Read more »
  • Covid19 – EU approves Moderna for adolescents of 12-17 years of age
    Kwt Today - Know What's Trending Today Covid19 – EU approves Moderna for adolescents of 12-17 years of age Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine could become the second shot okayed for adolescent use in the European Union after regulators on Friday recommended approving it for 12 to 17-year-olds. Use of the vaccine,... Read more »
  • Singapore : Vaccinated people make up most of the recent covid19 cases in the country
    Kwt Today - Know What's Trending Today Singapore : Vaccinated people make up most of the recent covid19 cases in the country Vaccinated individuals accounted for three-quarters of Singapore’s COVID-19 infections in the last four weeks, but they were not falling seriously ill, government data showed, as a rapid ramp-up... Read more »
  • A 6.7 magnitude earthquake hits Philippines
    Kwt Today - Know What's Trending Today A 6.7 magnitude earthquake hits Philippines A strong earthquake shook the Philippines on Saturday, the US Geological Survey reported, but it was deep, and local authorities said they did not expect damage. The 6.7 magnitude quake struck off the main island of Luzon... Read more »
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    Singapore

  • Mandatory Covid-19 testing for 2 HDB blocks in Ang Mo Kio and Clementi after cases found there
    Mandatory Covid-19 testing will be conducted in Ang Mo Kio and Clementi as the Health Ministry (MOH) probes likely Covid-19 transmission in these two areas. All residents of Block 456 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10 and owners and staff of commercial units at the same block and residents of Block 340... Read more »
  • Unvaccinated 83-year-old Singaporean woman dies from Covid-19 complications
    //--> An unvaccinated 83-year-old Singaporean woman has died from complications due to Covid-19 infection on Saturday (July 24). She resided at Bukit Merah View, and was linked to the Block 121 Bukit Merah View cluster, the Health Ministry (MOH) said. The woman developed symptoms on June 16 but did not... Read more »
  • I grew up with majority blind spot, not Chinese privilege: Tay Ping Hui
    SINGAPORE - What is Chinese privilege? A majority blind spot to understanding other races, an incomprehensible label to older folks, an issue better explained through social mobility, a non-starter given the Chinese community's history of helping other ethnic groups. These were some points raised by three Chinese men - actor Tay Ping Hui,... Read more »
  • 2 crabs for $9.99? TikToker warns about scam after it resurfaces online
    Singaporeans love a good deal and will not pass up on discounts especially when they involve food. However, those craving for crabs should beware of a scam offering two crabs for $9.99 that's recently circulating on TikTok. TikTok user Melissawix said she almost fell for the scam, and posted a... Read more »
  • Parents, schools, society ill-equipped to deal with youths' mental health issues: President Halimah
    SINGAPORE - Parents, schools and society are ill equipped to deal with young people who are struggling with mental health issues, said President Halimah Yacob in a Facebook post on Friday (July 23), as she called for more to be done to support and understand the youth. She noted that... Read more »
  • Granny downs 10 bowls of curry mee in 45 minutes at food court before return of P2HA dine-in ban
    With the reinstatement of Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) since July 22, Singapore residents have not been able to dine in at all restaurants and eateries island-wide, until August 18. Upset that she would not be able to enjoy her favourite chicken curry noodles in air-conditioned comfort for a month, one... Read more »
  • Around 200 people seen attending funeral procession along Jalan Bukit Merah: Report
    A large funeral procession took place along Jalan Bukit Merah on Tuesday (July 20), drawing the curiosity of residents and onlookers. According to Shin Min Daily News, an estimated 200 people were seen in the procession, which took place in the afternoon in the vicinity of Blk 106, Jalan Bukit... Read more »
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    Jamaica Observer

  • Mistaken identity?
    DARLISTON, Westmoreland - "This is a classic case of mistaken identity," attorney-at-law Michael Erskins told investigators at the Westmoreland Parish Court. His client, Dwayne Raffington from Highgate in Darliston, had been hauled before the court on July 20. The 38-year-old mechanic has been charged with a number of offences but... Read more »
  • Haitian president's hometown holds funeral amid violence
    CAP-HAITIEN, Haiti (AP) - The body of slain Haitian President Jovenel Moïse was returned to his hometown yesterday for a private funeral amid heavy security, following violent protests and fears of political volatility in the country.His widow, Martine Moïse, arrived to cries of "Justice! Justice!" as she headed straight to... Read more »
  • 316 people are shot every day in the United States
    WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AP) - They panic if a balloon pops. They hold dying family members. They push their wounded bodies to heal and scroll longingly through photos and videos of their lost loved ones. Behind the statistics and the political blame game over rising gun violence are the... Read more »
  • 2021 Nurse of the Year credits God for success
    LILLIAN Lewis McDonald was yesterday named 2021 Nurse of the Year, while Alicia Vickers was crowned Student Nurse of the Year."I am just giving God thanks. I rely on him just to be that example, that teacher, and voice. God has given me the opportunity to serve people. Going on,... Read more »
  • Community mourns stabbing death of pastor
    PETERSFIELD, Westmoreland - Residents of this community were yesterday mourning the fatal stabbing of 45-year-old Pastor Garnett Foster.The pastor's son has since been taken into police custody for questioning.Verona Foster, mother of the deceased, said her son was pastor of the Church of God Mountain Assembly, and was also an... Read more »
  • Disabilities Act could revive debate on CCJ
    OPPOSITION Senator Floyd Morris yesterday welcomed the tabling of regulations for the Disabilities Act, which has been practically dormant since being passed in Parliament in 2014.Senator Morris, at the same time, indicated the possibility of another attempt by the Opposition at a debate in Parliament on the Caribbean Court of... Read more »
  • Senate approves policies for microcredit institutions
    THE Senate yesterday approved the regulations and rules associated with the Microcredit Act - the Microcredit Fees Regulations, the Microcredit Requirements for Grant of Licence Regulations and the Microcredit Licence Form of Applications rules.The Microcredit Act was passed in the House of Representatives on January 19 and in the Senate... Read more »
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    The Eastern Herald

  • The Syrian bombing killed 13 children, including a baby
    “Save the Children” organization announced that at least 13 Syrian children were killed in the violent and continuous bombardment launched by the forces of the President of the Syrian regime three days ago on the cities of northern Syria. The human rights organization stated that the artillery shelling and the... Read more »
  • We strongly support a peaceful settlement in Afghanistan
    The leader of the Taliban movement, Hebatullah Akhundzadeh, announced on Sunday his strong support for a political settlement that ends the conflict in Afghanistan. In a statement, he also called for solving internal problems and ending the crisis without the help of an outside party, in reference to the US... Read more »
  • Washington bombs a crowded truck on the border between Iraq and Syria
    An American raid targeted a truck belonging to the Popular Mobilization Militia in Iraq, at dawn on Sunday, at the town of Al-Suway’iyah in the city of Al-Bukamal in the southeastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, near a point on the Iraqi-Syrian border. In the details, the Syrian Observatory for Human... Read more »
  • After the kidnapping of the ambassador’s daughter, Kabul withdraws its diplomats from Pakistan
    A day after the kidnapping of the daughter of its ambassador to Pakistan, Afghanistan on Sunday recalled its ambassador to Islamabad and senior diplomats due to “security threats”. The Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated in a statement that the summoning of the ambassador and senior envoys came in response... Read more »
  • Iraqi migrants fall victim to Belarus’ battle with the European Union
    As they try to make their way to the European Union to seek asylum, migrants from Iraq and Africa face greedy smugglers and perilous land and sea crossings. According to the New York Times, some immigrants now find themselves caught up in a geopolitical battle between the European Union and Belarusian... Read more »
  • Turkey .. International condemnation of depriving thousands of journalists of work cards
    The issue of press cards is coming to the fore again in Turkey after the Committee to Protect Journalists called on the Turkish presidency’s “media department” to remove what it called “partisan obstacles” to those applying for press cards, as well as “abandon” the “speech” The hostile attitude towards them,... Read more »
  • Similar to the “Fatemiyoun”, a new Iranian militia in Afghanistan – Hashd al-Shi’i
    It seems that Iran is finding, these days, in the Afghan arena, a new opportunity to extend its influence, claiming that it has the strength and ability to find balance against the extremist Taliban movement, and thus claiming to impose stability in the country. To achieve this, Tehran did not... Read more »