Hockey Night in Canada podcast: Connor McDavid's legend is growing

The first month of the 2018-19 NHL season has already provided us with plenty to talk about and analyze — including some surprises thanks to a few of the Canadian clubs, and the unmatched skills of Connor McDavid. It's still early enough that nothing is written in stone, but it's also a big enough sample size that we […]

The path to economic development is growing more treacherous, again

IN THE 1990S economists had almost given up on the developing world. Although individual countries, like Singapore or South Korea, occasionally scaled the income ladder, the overall picture was, in the words of Lant Pritchett, a development economist at Harvard University, “divergence, big-time” between advanced economies and the rest. Then the scene changed. From the […]

Health officials warn that a rare polio-like disease affecting children continues to spread, growing to a suspected 127 cases in 22 states

WSB-TV Acute Flaccid Myelitis, a polio-like illness affecting mostly young children, is spreading across the US. Officials at the Centers for Disease Control said Tuesday the number of confirmed and suspected cases has spiked in the last month, with now up to 127 cases in 22 states. AFM affects the nervous system, causing paralysis that […]

Canada's growing roster of stars has team poised for success at Women's Basketball World Cup

Kia Nurse remembers when being a Canadian basketball player meant flying under the radar. The Hamilton, Ont., native arrived at the University of Connecticut in 2014 without the fanfare that many top recruits receive. Although Nurse was ranked 33rd in ESPN's class of prospects that year, she believed it was only because she was attending […]

Extreme poverty is growing rarer

HANS ROSLING, a Swedish academic who died in 2017, became famous for telling people that the world was faring better than they believed. One of his favourite examples was the rapid decline in extreme poverty. Sadly, just as Rosling’s elegant charts and YouTube talks drilled that story into people’s minds, the facts began to change. […]

Vegetable giants are heavyweight champs of the growing world

And the pensioner of Newport, South Wales, topped with a 42lb beetroot and a 9lb carrot at Harrogate Autumn Flower Show in North Yorkshire.  He insists there are no secrets to his success apart from patience and a little bit of cash.  He said: “It’s just about having the right seed and the right growing […]

Man Utd chaos: Jose Mourinho feeling the strain of the growing crisis at Old Trafford

Jose Mourinho is under increasing pressure ahead of United’s must-win game at home to Tottenham on Monday and showed he is feeling the heat. Moody Mourinho began his press conference half-an-hour ahead of schedule in a bid to wrong-foot the media and then refused to answer a raft of questions. The Manchester United boss was […]