Day: February 10, 2019

Female acts, rap songs win big at the Grammys

February 10, 2019

Women returned at the Grammys on Sunday as female acts won album of the year and best new artist, while rap also triumphed, with Childish Gambino’s This Is America becoming the first rap-based song to win record and song of the year. Kacey Musgraves’s win for best country album for Golden Hour helped her match Gambino’s haul of […]

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Lady Gaga, Brandi Carlile among early Grammy winners

February 10, 2019

Lady Gaga, the Black Panther soundtrack, and folk singer Brandi Carlile took home early Grammy awards on Sunday ahead of a telecast hosted by R&B singer Alicia Keys. Gaga’s hit song Shallow from the movie A Star is Born took the Grammy for best song written for visual media, while her Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Going) won for […]

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Unifor’s high-profile showdown with GM is a battle for its future

February 10, 2019

Jerry Dias is fed up. At labour rallies, news conferences and anywhere people might listen, the head of Unifor has for more than two months been expressing a deep frustration about how General Motors has broken one promise too many with its plan to close its Oshawa Assembly Plant. “There’s nobody on the face of this […]

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Minnesota Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar announces 2020 presidential bid

February 10, 2019

Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar on Sunday joined the growing group of Democrats jostling to be president and positioned herself as the most prominent Midwestern candidate in the field, as her party tries to win back voters in a region that helped put Donald Trump in the White House. “For every American, I’m running for you,” […]

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The Favourite, Roma win big at royal-studded British Academy Film Awards

February 10, 2019

Royal drama The Favourite and Mexican family memoir Roma split the honours with multiple wins each at Sunday’s British Academy Film Awards — victories that suggest a wind of change may be blowing through the movie industry. The Favourite won seven trophies including best British film and best actress for OIivia Colman, who plays Britain’s 18th century Queen […]

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Scheer sends Trudeau letter demanding he waive solicitor-client privilege in SNC-Lavalin case

February 10, 2019

The leader of the federal Opposition has sent a letter to the prime minister to demand he cede the solicitor-client privilege that former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould says prevents her from commenting on the SNC-Lavalin case.  The request is outlined in a letter sent by Andrew Scheer on Sunday morning, pushing for Justin Trudeau to allow Wilson-Raybould to speak about allegations she was pressured by […]

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‘We are resilient’: Community remembers 8 men killed by Bruce McArthur

February 10, 2019

Toronto residents gathered Sunday evening to pay their final respects to the eight men killed by Bruce McArthur and to come together in love and peace so that they can “heal this hurt together.” The “Vigil for a Grieving Community” at the Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto came after McArthur was sentenced Friday to life in prison for the killings, […]

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U.S.-backed fighters close in on last ISIS-held village in Syria

February 10, 2019

U.S.-backed Syrian forces captured 41 positions held by militants with the group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and destroyed their fortifications in the last tiny pocket they hold in eastern Syria amid fierce fighting, a spokesperson said Sunday. Mustafa Bali said the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces made the advances overnight and on Sunday, hours […]

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Joni Mitchell makes rare appearance at Clive Davis’s pre-Grammy gala

February 10, 2019

The audience at Clive Davis’s pre-Grammy gala included legends from the music world, such as Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell and Barbra Streisand, as well as U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who got the most requests to take a selfie. Pelosi received the rock-star treatment on Saturday night from attendees at the annual event, which also featured a stunning tribute to […]

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Watch these chimps use branch fashioned as a ladder to escape Belfast Zoo

February 10, 2019

You’d think after the strong winds they’d have checked the enclosure. <a href=”https://t.co/3FqGgWaEkZ”>pic.twitter.com/3FqGgWaEkZ</a> &mdash;@1607_elaine Zookeepers say a group of chimpanzees used branches weakened by a storm to make a ladder and escape from their enclosure at the Belfast Zoo. Video filmed Saturday by visitors to the Northern Ireland zoo showed several primates scaling a wall […]

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