Friday, March 27, 2015

Pavelec makes 39 saves as Winnipeg Jets soar over Montreal Canadiens

The Winnipeg Jets\' Jim Slater (behind net) and Lee Stempniak celebrate a Dustin Byfuglien shot that trickled through the legs of Montreal Canadiens goaltender Dustin Tokarski. (John Woods/The Canadian Press)
The Winnipeg Jets' Jim Slater (behind net) and Lee Stempniak celebrate a Dustin Byfuglien shot that trickled through the legs of Montreal Canadiens goaltender Dustin Tokarski. (John Woods/The Canadian Press)
Canadian Press
Winnipeg’s Ondrej Pavelec earned the full support of the hometown crowd Thursday night against Montreal.

Pavelec made 39 saves for his sixth consecutive win as the Jets downed the Canadiens 5-2 at the MTS Centre.

Fans were already chanting “Pavy, Pavy” after he stopped 20 shots in the first period alone to keep a 1-0 Winnipeg lead alive.

“Yes, I heard it. It’s always nice,” Pavelec said with a small smile.

UK One Direction's Zayn Malik Quits After Five Years

Zayn Malik (second from left) has quit One Direction after five years with the chart-topping boy band that was formed on X-Factor in 2010. The 22-year-old singer has made the decision to bow out of the group leaving Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Liam Payne & Louis Tomlinson to continue as a four-piece. 

In a statement released to Daily Mail this afternoon Wednesday March 25th, Zayn said;
'My life with One Direction has been more than I could ever have imagined. But, after five years, I feel like it is now the right time for me to leave the band. I'd like to apologise to the fans if I've let you down, but I have to do what feels right in my heart.'

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

New report warns of perils of corporate farming in Canada

A farmer works a potato field in North Tryon, P.E.I. in this July 13, 2000 photo. CP
The Canadian Press
A board member for the National Farmers Union says without laws that support decent farm livelihoods, Canada could lose its next generation of farmers.

Matt Gehl, board member for Saskatchewan, says the country could end up with something like “the serfdom many of our ancestors tried to escape.”

On Tuesday, the NFU released an update to its 2010 report on corporate farmland buyup, farm debt and input financing.

Canadian Housing Market Ready To Bust - IMF warns

Andrea Janus, CTV
Canada’s housing market could be headed for “a hard landing,” the International Monetary Fund says, warning that an “overheated housing market” and record-high household debt remain drags on the domestic economy.

In a commentary posted to the agency’s website, Hamid Faruqee and Andrea Pescatori hail how the Canadian economy weathered the 2008 financial crisis, but note that “certain financial risks” remain at play, namely: “its overheated housing markets and high household debt.”

While household debt has recently stabilized, it has “increased to historical highs over the past decade,” and now rests at 150 per cent of disposable income. That is “one of the highest” among OECD member countries, the commentary noted.

Photos: ISIS beheads three men with sword for being gay

Some horrific photos from ISIS run state. Three men, accused of homosexuality and blasphemy, were publicly beheaded by a sword-wielding ISIS executioner. The photos of the barbaric execution was shared online today. Two of the men were accused of being homosexuals and the third one accused of Blasphemy. They were blindfolded and taken to a traffic roundabout with a crowd looking on.

An elderly man used a microphone to read out their crimes before a masked man beheaded them. See the photos after the cut...

Prince Edwards Islander Spent 6 Hrs Tunneling Through Snow To His Car Because He Was Bored!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Toronto Former Mayor Rob Ford's Crack Necktie Sells For $16,100 on eBay

Rob Ford and football tie
Rob Ford's tie went up for sale on eBay on Feb. 25, 2015. Bidding closed on the item on Wednesday. (
The price of owning the tie Rob Ford wore on the day he first admitted to smoking crack cocaine is $16,100. That was the winning bid listed on Ford's eBay page, when bidding ended just after 5 p.m. ET Wednesday.

The city's former mayor and current Ward 2 councillor has been selling off some of his belongings on eBay.

His crack-confession necktie went up for sale on the auction website a week ago.

Ford is also selling a coat he wore as a football coach, several sports jerseys and a familiar-looking sweatshirt. But so far, the bidding for those items has not been close to bids placed on the tie.

ISIS militant group throw 'gay' man off building in Raqqa

ISIS barbarians have killed yet another man they accused of being gay. The blindfolded man was led to the rooftop of a multi-storey building in Raqqa, where he was barbarically thrown to his death. A large crowd gathered at the foot of the building to watch the murder of the young victim. The killing was filmed and photos shared on social media. More pics after the cut...

Living In The Past Can Be A Huge Risk

One of the best decisions in life one can make is dealing with present reality by managing attending situations of life within contemporary means. It is often said that it is the decisions made and actions undertaken in the past that brought us where we are now. That is looking at it from a systemic angle.

With life come choices and chances. There is different between stand-up and stand-up now. You can easily recall how many times you came late to the party (delayed in taking a necessary step to achieving a portion of success). Mind you, the world comes with its surprises. Even the most gifted aren’t the most celebrated but the fortunate.  We are fortunate with a lot of things but who can discern the unfortunate circumstances of life. The designer of the universe knows better than we mortals.

For in the strength of a man, the fort of battle is built. Who will rule is in the hands of who wins the battle of life. From childhood to adulthood, we transcend from sucking milk to growing tooth. Who ever thought that cracking of bones would be much fun than growing the first lateral incisor has passed through the full cycle of

Read in full on Ablethoughts

Monday, March 2, 2015

Federal Government Cut Funding For Sex Crime Prevention Program

The federal government is cutting funds for a program designed to prevent the most dangerous, high-risk sex offenders from repeating their crimes, just as its own five-year study has found the program dramatically improves public safety and saves money.
The 18 Circles of Support and Accountability (COSA) programs across the country now have about 700 trained volunteers who help safely reintegrate offenders from prison back into the community.
Most sites are now preparing to close after funding from the Correctional Service of Canada ends March 31.

Meet the twin sisters everyone can tell apart...

Daily Mail
18 year old twin sisters, Lucy & Maria Aylmer, from Gloucester are non-identical twins. While Lucy (left) has fair skin and straight ginger hair, Maria (right) has a darker complexion with curls. The college students were born with radically different colouring thanks to a quirk of their mixed-race parentage. Their mother Donna is half Jamaican and their father Vince is white. Continue...

Forbes Welcomes Basketball Legend Michael Jordan on Billionaires' List

In the new Billionaires List Forbes magazine released today, 290 newcomers joined the list, including basketball great, Michael Jordan, 52. He's now the 513th-richest person in the US with a net worth of an even $1.0 billion. Forbes report below;
The most famous rookie on the billionaires list? Michael Jordan, arguably the greatest basketball player of all time and indisputably the best-paid athlete of all time. Most of his cash comes from Nike payouts on his iconic brand. The Jordan brand grossed an estimated $2.25 billion in 2013, earning his Airness some $90m. But his most valuable asset is his stake in the Charlotte Hornets, worth more than $500m. When ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer bought the Los Angeles Clippers for a stunning $2 billion, values of all NBA teams skyrocketed, creating three new billionaires. Jordan’s old boss Jerry Reinsdorf, owner of the Chicago Bulls, joined the list with a fortune of $1.3 billion, and Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander boosted his net worth to $1.6 billion.

Ronda Rousey’s Incredible 14 Second KO Victory Over Cat Zingano

rousey zingano tapout

UFC 184 on Saturday was headlined by “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey defending her bantamweight title against “Alpha” Cat Zingano, in what UFC was hyping as her toughest fight. The betting odds didn’t reflect that, though, as Rousey was a -700 favorite. The actual fight played out like the bookies expected though, as Rousey defeated Zingano with a record-setting 14 second straight armlock.

A-List Investor Warren Buffett Questions Keystone XL Project Delay

Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett gestures during an interview with Liz Claman on the Fox Business Network in Omaha, Neb, May 5, 2014. Buffett says he would have approved the Keystone XL project, designed to move oilsands bitumen from Alberta to refineries on the Gulf Coast.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Nati Harnik
Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett gestures during an interview with Liz Claman on the Fox Business Network in Omaha, Neb, May 5, 2014. CP
The Keystone XL pipeline got an emphatic endorsement Monday from a powerful backer of President Barack Obama who questioned the handling of the file.
To billionaire investor Warren Buffett, the delay is a thumbing of the nose at Canada.
"I would have passed Keystone," Buffett said in an interview with CNBC.
"I think that we have an enormous interest in working with Canada, as they have in working with us. That oil is going to get sold. If we make it more difficult for them, who knows how they'll feel about making things more difficult for us someday."

Sierra Leone’s Vice President Enters Self-Quarantine After Security Personnel Died Of Ebola

Samuel Sam-Sumana
The Vice-President of Sierra Leone, Samuel Sam-Suman has voluntarily placed himself under a 3-week quarantine after one of his security personnel died from the Ebola Virus, according to the Associated Press.

It is reported that Sierra Leone recorded 18 new cases of Ebola last week, up from 16 the week before.

Meet the woman who got a facelift at 80 years old

Did this really happened? Well, 80 years old Elizabeth Moore said she got it because her ageing face with all it wrinkles no longer matched how she felt inside. Despite her family warning her against, 8 months ago, the retired university lecturer got a facelift, dermabrasion and fat injections into her cheeks. The five-hour operation cost her about $15,000
"I hoped I could go back to looking as I did a decade ago, when I felt more confident. I wanted to look the very best I could, and now I feel I do. I look in the mirror and feel much more confident about what I see. I no longer look tired and miserable, which I did previously because my cheeks were sunken and I had deep lines near my mouth. I now look rested and well." She said...

ISIS Terror Group Issues Death Threats to Twitter Founder and Employees over Blocked Accounts


Terror group ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) has reportedly issued death threats to social networking platform Twitter’s employees and its founder, Jack Dorsey.

According to the Guardian UK, ISIS supporters threatened to kill Twitter employees, and founder Jack Dorsey specifically, for blocking Twitter accounts associated with ISIS.