The first mayor in decades not anointed by either business or labour elites, Rob Ford’s resounding victory, after a campaign that he led from the start, sends an unambiguous message to city council, and to city workers, that it is no longer business as usual at City Hall.
He was awarded the 1964 Nobel Prize in Literature but refused the honour.
By: 贈興 on 十月 26, 2010 at 10:34 上午
月尾, back to work…….$$$$$ 疯狂的老板需要钱！
By: 不以八爪鱼悲 on 十月 26, 2010 at 10:39 上午
“Something bigger than you and I"
By: 贈興 on 十月 26, 2010 at 10:40 上午
By: 表示敬意 on 十月 26, 2010 at 10:41 上午
is the greatest thing…………..
By: Only Love on 十月 26, 2010 at 10:41 上午
3 months now, after the 1st quarter having HST applied. I don’t see at all there is any help to the small business. As a contrary, HST hurt the cash flow so much, as I predicted since they are talking to apply the extra 8% on all items.
By: The government suck! on 十月 26, 2010 at 10:47 上午
Toronto grocer David Chen, who chased, bound and confined a repeat shoplifter in the back of a delivery van last year, has been found not guilty of assault and forcible confinement, after a trial that his many supporters felt never should have happened.
Mr. Chen, 37, along with his employees Qing Li and Jie Chen, were cleared of criminal wrongdoing in apprehending Anthony Bennett, a 52-year-old career criminal and drug addict, on May 23, 2009. That day, Mr. Bennett stole $72 worth of plants from Mr. Chen’s Lucky Moose Food Market, then returned an hour later to steal more, prompting his pursuit and capture.
The federal government will look at changing the law to prevent store owners like David Chen from facing prosecution in the future.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper made the announcement in the Commons on Tuesday.
“The case of David Chen has raised concerns right across this country,” Harper said. “Now that the case has been ruled on and common sense has prevailed, this government, myself, the minister of justice, have instructed the department of justice and instructed officials to look at possible changes to the Criminal Code to prevent incidents like Mr. Chen’s from occurring again.”
For Pat Burns, it was such a long and unyielding goodbye.
Until his very last ragged breath, he fought for just a little more of life – the final months, weeks, days measured out in that in-between world of the grievously, terminally ill.
He was never resigned to dying. But he was frail, all that formidable strength having seeped out of a once-strapping and hale body, reduced to a ravaged husk of a man, yet still blinking around at the beauty of the universe, his wife and children and grandson.
On Friday, Burns finally succumbed to an opponent – cancer – that he couldn’t defeat; only repeatedly and defiantly push back over the past seven years. He was 58.
Three teenage boys who spent 50 days adrift in a tiny boat in the South Pacific walked ashore on shaky legs Friday after their chance rescue — celebrated on their home island hundreds of miles (kilometres) away as a miracle that brought them back from the dead.
The trio — Samuel Pelesa and Filo Filo, both 15, and Edward Nasau, 14 — told rescuers they survived on rainwater they collected, a handful of coconuts, raw fish and a seagull that landed on their 12-foot- (3.5-meter-) long aluminum boat.
The boys set off Oct. 5 from their home island to one nearby. It’s not known how they went missing, but the outboard motor may have broken down at sea.
Worried family members reported them missing and the New Zealand air force launched a sea search. No sign of the tiny boat was found, and the village of 500 people held memorial services, expecting never to see the boys again.
By: It's a miracle on 十一月 26, 2010 at 8:14 上午
So happy you guys are still on 25. lol I thought it’s only me. Nice to know you are all just as crazy as I am. Does anyone have any idea where St. Jose is? lol