90s fashion appears in back-to-school season emily.chian 2018-08-110 views Urban Outfitters Inc., American Eagle Outfitters Inc., and other retailers are filling stores with styles from the 1990s in a bet that fanny packs, chunky-soled sneakers, and high-waisted "mom jeans" will lift back-to-school sales. U.S. apparel retailers, hurt by more consumers shopping online and declining mall traffic, have been starved for a major new fashion movement to entice finicky millennial buyers (Reuters).
Fredericton Shooting, killed 4 people emily.chian 2018-08-1015 views TORONTO—Four people, including two police officers, were killed in a shooting in Fredericton and one person was taken into custody, police said on Aug. 10. Police in the city of about 56,000 that is the capital of New Brunswick, said in a post on Twitter that the incident was under investigation and there were multiple fatalities (Reuters).
Singapore test eye scans at border checkpoints emily.chian 2018-08-090 views SINGAPORE—Singapore has started scanning travellers' eyes at some of its border checkpoints, its immigration authority said on Aug. 6, in a trial of expensive technology that could one day replace fingerprint verification (Reuters).
Hurricane John forms off the Pacific coast emily.chian 2018-08-072 views MEXICO CITY—Hurricane John formed off of Mexico's Pacific coast on Aug. 6, but the storm was projected to move parallel to the coast before wheeling off into the Pacific Ocean later this week, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said (Reuters).
Tokyo medical school cuts women exam scores emily.chian 2018-08-030 views TOKYO—A Tokyo medical school systematically cut women applicant's entrance exam scores for years to keep them out and boost the numbers of male doctors, Japanese media said August 2. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has made creating a society “where women can shine” a priority, but women still face an uphill battle in employment and hurdles returning to work after having children, despite Japan's falling birth rate (Reuters).
Track and field trials held in Eugene, Oregon stadium emily.chian 2018-08-020 views The U.S. track and field trials for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be held in the Eugene, Oregon stadium being built for the 2021 world championships, officials announced on August 1. The dates for the trial are June 19-28, 2020 (Reuters).
England looking into bid for 2030 World Cup emily.chian 2018-08-010 views MANCHESTER, England—England's Football Association (FA) is carrying out a study into the feasibility of hosting the 2030 World Cup finals, FA chairman Greg Clarke said in a statement on August 1st. England, who hosted the World Cup in 1966, failed in their most recent attempt to win the rights for the 2018 tournament, which was held in Russia (Reuters).
Nomura directs Tokyo 2020 Olympics opening ceremonies emily.chian 2018-07-310 views FUKUSHIMA PREFECTURE, Japan—Japanese actor Mansai Nomura will orchestrate the opening and closing ceremonies for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. It was announced on Monday. Following a Tokyo 2020 executive board meeting in Fukushima Prefecture, Nomura was named as the chief executive creative director overseeing all four ceremonies (Reuters).
KitKat case over shape of the wafer gets send back to EU trademark office emily.chian 2018-07-270 views LUXEMBOURG—A long-running legal battle between global chocolate giants over the shape of KitKat finger wafers was sent back to the EU's trademark office on Wednesday after judges dismissed appeals by both companies. The ruling by the European Court of Justice means the EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) must review a 2012 decision to uphold Swiss-based Nestle's trademark on the shape of the four-finger chocolate-covered wafer biscuit over objections raised by Mondelez of the United States (Reuters).
Luckin Coffee a threat to Starbucks in China emily.chian 2018-07-260 views BEIJING/SHANGHAI—Qian Zhiya may be Starbucks’ worst nightmare. The 42-year-old Chinese entrepreneur says she is betting that her fledgling Luckin Coffee brand will eventually have more cafes in China than Starbucks, and she has Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund and other investors bankrolling her plan. Luckin, which only officially launched in January, has opened more than 660 outlets in 13 Chinese cities thanks to a supercharged growth plan based on cheap delivery, online ordering, big discounts, and premium pay for its staff.
Fires rage all over Greece, 60 killed emily.chian 2018-07-2410 views MATI, Greece—Wildfires sweeping through a Greek resort town killed at least 60 people, officials said, including families with children found clasped in a last embrace as they tried to flee the flames. The inferno was by far Greece's worst since fires devastated the southern Peloponnese peninsula in August 2007, killing dozens. It broke out in Mati, east of Athens, late Monday afternoon and was still burning in some areas on Tuesday (Reuters).
Ceremony for reintroduction of bisons at Banff emily.chian 2018-07-170 views BANFF, Alta.—Several Indigenous elders were flown by helicopter into the backcountry of Banff National Park on Monday for a blessing ceremony as officials prepared to let recently reintroduced bison roam free.
The trip organized by Parks Canada was part of the overall plan to release the bison into a larger area of the park.
Quebec women's tomatoes pilfered by mail carrier emily.chian 2018-07-130 views MONTREAL—Canada Post says a supervisor has apologized in person to a Montreal woman whose tomatoes were pilfered by a mail carrier. Spokesman Jon Hamilton said in an email to The Canadian Press that the supervisor also brought the woman tomatoes as a goodwill gesture.
Ondaatje's "The English Patient" voted as best Man Booker Prize emily.chian 2018-07-090 views LONDON—Michael Ondaatje's “The English Patient” was named the greatest-ever winner of the Man Booker Prize at an event Sunday celebrating five decades of the prestigious literary award. The Canadian writer's tale of love and conflict during World War II was awarded the Golden Man Booker Prize for fiction after winning a public vote. “The English Patient” won the Booker in 1992 and was made into a 1996 movie starring Ralph Fiennes and Juliette Binoche that won nine Academy Awards (The Canadian Press).
Jordan Carbery said he arrived home last Monday night and saw some bears in his headlights as he pulled into the driveway. His vehicle scared them off, and he didn't think anything more of it.
The next morning, he woke up at 5 a.m. and saw something moving outside his house.
Carbery, a lifelong bear lover who often posts photos of the animals to social media, grabbed his phone and went outside to investigate.
He said he saw some grizzlies in a cherry tree. At first, he didn't realize they were cubs, until a branch broke and one of the young bears crashed to the ground. Out of the corner of his eye, he saw the mother bear charging toward him (Credit: The Canadian Press)