Want a healthier, easier workout? Look to Finland for the answer

Want a healthier, easier workout?  Look to Finland for the answer

Walking is great exercise on its own, but researchers at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute have found that the simple addition of poles can provide even more health benefits. Nordic walking, as it is called, originated in Finland where it is common, said scientist Jennifer Reed, who directs the institute’s exercise physiology and cardiovascular … Read more

Toronto highway closures for planned roadwork (Oct. 2)

Toronto highway closures for planned roadwork (Oct. 2)

Plan your route before you’re in your car: The Ministry of Transportation has scheduled 37 closures in Toronto on Oct. 2 for roadwork on Highway 400, Highway 401, Highway 404, Highway 427 and Queen Elizabeth Way. Highway 400 northbound off-ramp at Finch Avenue: one left lane closed until Oct. 5 at 3 pm Highway 400 … Read more

Tory Party Conference 2022 – live: We could have ‘laid ground better’ for mini-Budget, Liz Truss says

Tory Party Conference 2022 – live: We could have ‘laid ground better’ for mini-Budget, Liz Truss says

Liz Truss has declared that only her plan to transform Britain into a low tax, high growth economy will reverse the “current trajectory of managed decline”. In her first newspaper interview since becoming Prime Minister, Ms Truss told The Sunday Telegraph that “tough decisions” are needed to boost growth in order to increase wages, investment … Read more

Leadenhall Market Wrapped In Giant Purple Tentacles

Leadenhall Market Wrapped In Giant Purple Tentacles

Will Noble Leadenhall Market Wrapped In Giant Purple Tentacles Leadenhall Market is one of the few buildings in London with its own Halloween costume. If you walk by Leadenhall Market this October, do not adjust your peepers. Those really are six-metre-long purple tentacles wriggling out of the windows. Well, inflatable ones, anyhow. Not many London … Read more

Wayne Rooney insists his overhead kick against Manchester City was NOT the best goal he scored

Wayne Rooney insists his overhead kick against Manchester City was NOT the best goal he scored

Wayne Rooney insists his iconic overhead kick against Manchester City was NOT the best goal he scored – and admits he was ‘terrible’ in the game – as he claims his stunning Newcastle volley in 2005 was better Wayne Rooney claims he was ‘terrible’ against Manchester City in 2011 He scored an overhead kick to … Read more

Federal government calls on Optus to ‘step up’ handling of cyber-attack, says telco has yet to provide critical information

Federal government calls on Optus to ‘step up’ handling of cyber-attack, says telco has yet to provide critical information

The federal government has called on Optus to “step up” its handling of the major data breach, saying it still has not provided government agencies with critical information about customers who had their Medicare or Centrelink details exposed. Key points: The Government Services Minister says Optus has failed to hand over data to the government … Read more

Hurricane Ian: Death toll rises to 66 in Florida after the storm rendered some communities ‘unrecognizable,’ officials say

Hurricane Ian: Death toll rises to 66 in Florida after the storm rendered some communities ‘unrecognizable,’ officials say

CNN — Days after Hurricane Ian slammed into Florida, shell-shocked residents are still assessing the damage left behind by record-high storm surges, damaging winds and catastrophic flooding that left some areas of the Sunshine State unrecognizable. At least 66 people were killed by Ian in Florida as it swallowed homes in its furious rushing waters, … Read more

NYC: Russian Orthodox cathedral splashed with red paint

NYC: Russian Orthodox cathedral splashed with red paint

CNN — A Russian Orthodox cathedral in New York appears to have been defaced with red paint, following a similar incident in which the Russian consulate was vandalized with red spray paint. The two vandalism incidents come after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the beginning stages of annexation of parts of Ukraine. An eyewitness told … Read more