TOWHEY: It’s time Canada’s First Nations got their acts together
by Mark Towhey on February 29, 2020 at 2:29 am
When European settlers first arrived here, North America was not a land of peace and harmony. Many indigenous clans tried immediately to enlist Europeans into their ongoing wars with traditional enemies. There was no homogenous society then. There isn’t now. Clans lived and died on the strength of their leaders. When clans chose wise leaders, their
Toronto FC set to open a season that could go in either direction
by Steve Buffery on February 29, 2020 at 1:34 am
As my old man used to say: “Son, you’re going places, not necessarily up.” You could say the same about Toronto FC. On the other hand, the Reds have the potential to blaze a trail of glory this year, ‘potential’ being the operative word. The defending MLS Cup finalists prepare to open the regular season
WARMINGTON: Stock markets hit hard by coronavirus fears
by Joe Warmington on February 29, 2020 at 1:11 am
People didn’t seem to be wearing masks in the Eaton Centre. Or on the subway either. Yet, thanks to concerns of a coronavirus pandemic, the stock markets did their own version of covering their faces by covering their positions. Canada’s TSX at one point Friday was down a whopping 821 points but settled in at
EDITORIAL: Be prepared for coronavirus measures
by Postmedia News on February 29, 2020 at 12:53 am
It’s kind of amazing that Canada has done this well for so long. It was Jan. 25 when the first case of coronavirus was reported in Canada. At that time, few other countries had any cases. We could have been one of the hardest hit. Instead, this past week grim reports have come out from
Letters to the Editor, Feb. 29
by Postmedia News on February 29, 2020 at 12:37 am
THIS IS ALL ON YOU, TORONTO So how’s your day going Toronto? Those trips down the 401 between Toronto and Montreal just a little more congested of late? No trains? You realize of course that responsibility for this economic mess we are currently experiencing here in Canada rests entirely on your shoulders. You voted for
Trump Says Pompeo Will Witness Signing of Deal with Taliban
on February 28, 2020 at 8:56 pm
President Donald Trump said Friday that he’s dispatching Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to the signing of an agreement with the Afghan Taliban aimed at beginning a drawdown of thousands of US troops and ending America’s 18-year involvement in the war.
From Tiny Beginnings, Catholic Charismatics Celebrate 53 Years of Holy Spirit-Led Renewal
on February 28, 2020 at 7:39 pm
In 1967, 25 Catholic college students experienced a move of the Holy Spirit at a retreat center in Pittsburgh. From there, the Catholic Charismatic Renewal has spread around the world and today there are more than 120 million Catholic Charismatics in 240 countries. On the 53rd anniversary of the movement, its pioneers look back and remember.
‘A Sign of Hope’: Christian Charity Commits to Rebuilding Towns Decimated by ISIS
on February 28, 2020 at 2:19 pm
A small Christian village in Iraq is finally getting back on its feet after being largely destroyed by ISIS fighters.
‘The Century of the Holy Spirit:’ How One Nun’s Prayers in 1895 Led to the Modern Pentecostal Movement
on February 28, 2020 at 12:55 pm
The modern Pentecostal movement and the Catholic Charismatic Renewal of the Twentieth Century can be traced back to the prayers of Sister Elena, a Catholic nun who, in 1895, began praying that God the Father would send forth the Holy Spirit to renew the world.
Young Missionaries Bring Gifts of Hope to Ukraine’s Battle-Scarred War Zone
on February 27, 2020 at 8:49 pm
The battle between Russia-backed fighters and Ukraine’s army still rages although a ceasefire agreement was signed five years ago. The war continues to ravage those living on the frontlines.
How to prepare for a viral outbreak like COVID-19
by John Kennedy on February 28, 2020 at 10:40 pm
Viruses love us. That’s a fact. Every year, run-of-the-mill respiratory diseases like the common cold and the flu infect millions of people, and once in a while, brand new afflictions like the coronavirus dubbed COVID-19 rise up and grab headlines worldwide. While the fatality rate for most of these illnesses is low, it doesn’t hurt to be prepared.
NASA TV Coverage Set for SpaceX’s Next Space Station Resupply Mission
on February 28, 2020 at 10:34 pm
NASA commercial cargo provider SpaceX is targeting 11:49 p.m. EST Friday, March 6, for the launch of its 20th resupply mission to the International Space Station.
Shopify pulls plug on Unite conference as list of corporate events cancelled because of coronavirus swells
by James McLeod on February 28, 2020 at 9:21 pm
The announcement comes one day after Facebook cancelled its conference, with speculation swirling over whether Google and Apple will follow suit
NASA Awards Launch Services Contract for the Psyche Mission
on February 28, 2020 at 9:00 pm
NASA has selected SpaceX of Hawthorne, California, to provide launch services for the agency’s Psyche mission. The Psyche mission currently is targeted to launch in July 2022 on a Falcon Heavy rocket from Launch Complex 39A at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
Theoretical physicist Freeman Dyson dies at 96
by Sara Kiley Watson on February 28, 2020 at 8:47 pm
The theoretical physicist was known for his work on quantum electrodynamics and climate change hot takes.
Central laws to apply retrospectively in J&K
on February 29, 2020 at 1:48 am
From Indian Penal Code (IPC) to Income Tax Act to Representation of the People Act, the 37 central laws passed by the Union cabinet for Jammu and Kashmir will be applicable retrospectively from October 31, 2019, officials said.
Trump sends Pompeo for signing of US-Taliban peace deal
on February 29, 2020 at 1:30 am
US President Donald Trump has said that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will attend the signing of US-Taliban agreement, which could be one step forward to ultimate US troops withdrawal and lasting peace in Afghanistan.
Train, bus collision kills at least 18 in Pakistan: Officials
on February 29, 2020 at 1:03 am
The incident took place in Sukkur district, where the incoming Pakistan Express — on its way from Karachi to Lahore — hit the bus, which was heading to Sargodha in central Punjab province.
The Virus and the Economy
on February 29, 2020 at 12:16 am
U.S. growth will take a hit but Trump has a leadership opportunity.
Kurdistan After the U.S. Pullback
on February 29, 2020 at 12:12 am
Facing Turkey, Iran and ISIS’ regrouping remnants, the fighters are as determined as ever.