Canadian women capture biathlon gold, bronze at IBU Cup

Canadian biathletes dominated the IBU Cup women's 7.5-kilometre sprint on Saturday in Austria, led by winner Nadia Moser of Whitehorse, who earned her first-ever podium finish. The 21-year-old shot clean on both ranges and was quick on the track in Obertilliach, crossing the finish line with tears of joy in 20 minutes 43.4 seconds. Unbelievable […]

Body snatcher: Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez stops Rocky Fielding to capture WBA super-middleweight title

Mexican pound-for-pound star Saul “Canelo” Alvarez dropped defending champion Rocky Fielding four times in three rounds as he stopped the Brit to become a three-weight world champion at Madison Square Garden. Alvarez, 28, had already captured world titles at light-middleweight and middleweight. And he added the WBA regular super-middleweight title to his extensive belt collection […]

Witty Illustrations Capture the Pitfalls and Contradictions of Contemporary Life

Freelance illustrator Elia Colombo — also known as Gebe — is a gifted artist with a nonconformist perspective, crafting witty and thought-provoking snapshots of our contemporary lives and preoccupations. He’s particularly interested in the effects of schooling on personality and social media on self-perception, and those are just two of the themes that occur and […]

Hubbell, Donohue capture ice dance gold at Grand Prix Final

Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue wanted to skate without fear this weekend. The American ice dancers spent the last five weeks completely revamping both their rhythm dance and short program, but they had little time to practice before debuting the work at the Grand Prix Final in Vancouver. "We knew that to reach to the […]

Investment platforms vie to capture a share of global remittances

IN 2016 AYO ADEWUNMI, a Nigerian-born agricultural trader living in London, bought a five-hectare farm in his homeland. It has produced little since. “I am not in the country, so I have to rely on third parties. It’s just not good enough,” he says. Mr Adewunmi has since discovered another, potentially more satisfactory way to […]

‘Looming disaster’: Saudi coalition seeks US aid to capture Yemen port & last humanitarian lifeline

The Saudi-led coalition is reportedly seeking direct US support to recapture the port city of Hodeidah in Yemen. The battle for the humanitarian lifeline would spell disaster for the locals, human rights agencies warn. For nearly a week, the Saudi-led coalition forces have been preparing to launch a large-scale offensive on Hodeidah, the fourth-largest city […]

Rian Johnson’s New ‘Star Wars’ Trilogy Will Capture the “Spirit” of the Series

Rian Johnson is starting fresh with his new Star Wars trilogy. After throwing much of the Star Wars mythology out the window in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, he’s returning to the spirit of the original trilogy to shape his new films. Johnson is still in the early stages of planning the new Star Wars trilogy, but he already has […]