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Source: Washington Post

In a game of runs, Maryland beats Northwestern for first road win since December

Today 02:29 GMT

It will go down as a road win for Maryland, which overcame an 11-point deficit in the second half to win their second straight game overall.

It had been 78 days since Maryland had earned its first and only true road win of the season, all the way back on Dec. 3 at Illinois. The Terrapins played about two hours north of that site on Monday, in front of a small crowd at cavernous Allstate Arena near O’Hare Airport — the Wildcats have been playing there all season while their home arena undergoes renovations — but it hardly mattered that this felt like a neutral site game.

Source: Global News

World’s Longest Hockey Game east of Edmonton sets unofficial record at 251 hours

Today 02:29 GMT

Following 10 grueling days of around-the-clock hockey, the World’s Longest Hockey Game fundraiser at Saiker’s Acres in Strathcona County clocked a staggering 251 hours of game time on Monday evening, unofficially setting a new record.

While officials with Guinness World Records will now be asked to verify the new mark, the 251 hours exceeds the 250 hours, 3 minutes and 21 seconds played in Buffalo in 2017.

Source: Washington Post

‘It shatters our spirits’: Deadly bomb attacks in Afghanistan leave street cleaners with a gruesome task

Today 02:29 GMT

When Yar Mohammad Mohammadi joined the municipal street cleaning crew here over a decade ago, he was expecting some unpleasant tasks.

For the cleaners, clearing away and carting off body parts has become a grisly but routine chore in the Afghan capital, where suicide bombings and commando attacks by extremist insurgents take place almost every month. The United Nations on Thursday reported that more than 3,400 civilians were killed in the country in 2017, many in attacks targeting public places.

Source: Global News

Patrick Brown warns PCs against keeping him from leadership race

Today 01:33 GMT

WATCH: Patrick Brown says removal from leadership race would be unconstitutional. Just a couple of hours after Brown spoke to Global News, an unconfirmed report surfaced that the PCs were set to announce Tuesday that Christine Elliott, Doug Ford and Tanya Granic Allen will be eligible to run for leader, while Brown won’t.

Patrick Brown enters Ontario PC leadership race amid sexual misconduct allegations. “I believe this was initiated for political purposes,” Brown said. “I have a number of political adversaries and so there’s a number of people who would benefit from what happened and I hope that in the course of the investigation we’ll be able to expose who was involved in this.”

Source: New York Times

How Banks Could Control Gun Sales if Washington Won’t

Today 01:33 GMT

For the past year, chief executives have often talked about the new sense of moral responsibility that corporations have to help their communities and confront social challenges even when Washington won’t.

In the aftermath of the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., that killed 17 students and staff members — and at a time when Washington shows little interest in limiting the sales of assault weapons — there’s a real opportunity for the business community to fill the void and prove that all that talk about moral responsibility isn’t hollow.

Source: Fox News

Tucker: The Left Calls Trump 'Authoritarian,' But They're The Ones Seeking Personal Disarmament, 'Imported Electorate'

Today 01:33 GMT

Tucker Carlson ripped those on the left who have been calling President Trump an authoritarian, or a president who has authoritarian tendencies.

The ruling class is #Tucker @FoxNews. Gergen said Trump's criticisms of the press and actions as president appear to illustrate the advent of "authoritarian regimes."

Source: New York Times

In Ukraine, Corruption Is Now Undermining the Military

Today 01:33 GMT

Nearly four years into a grinding war against rebels armed by Russia, Ukraine’s Defense Ministry proudly announced last month that it had improved its previously meager medical services for its wounded troops with the purchase and delivery of 100 new military ambulances.

“It serves no purpose for Ukraine to fight for its body in Donbas if it loses its soul to corruption,” Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson warned last year, referring to regions of eastern Ukraine seized by Russian-backed separatists after the ouster of Mr. Yanukovych.

Source: BBC

What dress codes really mean for cabin crew

Today 01:33 GMT

Research in to dress codes and appearance at work from Kings College London prepared for Acas (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service), included input from cabin crew.

A further report by XpertHR in to dress codes in 2015 found half of organisations surveyed had faced complaints from employees regarding their dress code and in the wake of a number of high-profile cases such as the London receptionist 'sent home for not wearing heels' human resources experts do anticipate more challenges over dress code in the airline industry.

Source: Common Domain

How to Survive the Regime Change in Markets

Today 01:33 GMT

A phase that started with quantitative easing from the Federal Reserve, followed by the European Central Bank’s pledge to do “whatever it takes” and the Bank of Japan’s efforts to fix long-dated bond yields close to zero, is coming to an end.

The most notable development of the past two weeks: in the face of turbulent stock markets, with the S&P 500 dropping 10% from its peak then rebounding nearly 6%, government bond yields haven't fallen.

Source: Common Domain

Victor Garber on ‘Hello, Dolly!’, returning to theater after paying the bills with TV

Tuesday 23:43 GMT

A former folk singer by trade, Garber must sing and strut and toe the line between slapstick comedy and earnest musical in his new role in “Hello, Dolly!”

Newly returned to New York after working on TV in Vancouver, the 68 year old says he got a surprise call with a dream offer: To star opposite Bernadette Peters in “Hello, Dolly!,” directed by his old friend, Jerry Zaks.


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