A just-released report in the research journal Nature has come out with a full-metal-jacket assault on sugar as the arch enemy of health. The researchers consider sugar in the kinds of quantities consumed by the average westerner nowadays to be so toxic – the villain in obesity, of course, but also the common denominator in heart disease, diabetes and cancer – that the only solution is government restriction on sales, elevating sugar to the status of substances like alcohol and tobacco.
In golf, the gold standard for quitting while you’re ahead was always considered to be Bobby Jones.
The legendary amateur retired from competitive golf at age 28 after winning all four of the sport’s major championships — at the time, a Grand Slam consisting of the U.S. and British Opens, and the U.S. and British Amateurs — in 1930.
What to make of the Durban agreement hammered out over the weekend? Canada went to this once again being portrayed by the Green crowd as some neanderthal stick-in-the mud, a lonely voice of intransigence up against a world desperate to do good things. Ottawa, we were assured, cared far more about filling the atmosphere with clouds of greenhouse gases from the “tar sands” than about contributing to meaningful steps to curtail global warming.
A sudden change of plans that will see Defence Minister Peter MacKay representing Canada at a NATO foreign ministers’ meeting in Brussels this week instead of Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird has left opposition parties crying foul.
Attawapiskat crisis is Canada’s ‘moment of reckoning in First Nations relations’: Chief The crisis gripping the community of Attawapiskat in northern Ontario is “this country’s moment of reckoning in its relations between First Nations and Canada,” Assembly of First Nations Chief Shawn Atleo declared Tuesday. Atleo said he believes the controversy at Attawapiskat could be a watershed moment for this country’s aboriginal communities and the “hundreds of Attawapiskats” scattered across Canada.
Herman Cain’s alleged mistress on Wednesday revealed she accepted money from the Republican presidential candidate but denied she had a “cash for sex” relationship with the former Godfather’s Pizza executive. Ginger White, the Atlanta woman who has claimed a 13-year affair with Cain, produced phone records to ABC News showing the GOP candidate had contracted her as recently as Nov. 18 — while he was in the midst of dealing with a separate sexual harassment controversy.
Britain has warned of “serious consequences” after angry mobs stormed the UK embassy compound in Tehran. Scores of protesters smashed windows, hurled petrol bombs, trashed offices and burned the British flag during a rally to protest against sanctions imposed by the UK. One man waved a framed picture of Queen Elizabeth.
Egyptians voted on Monday in the first election since a popular revolt toppled Hosni Mubarak’s one-man rule, showing new-found faith in the ballot box that may sweep long-banned Islamists into parliament even as army generals cling to power
Stores in Canada being forced to drop their prices for the U.S. Thanksgiving holidays as shoppers here increasingly look south for Black Friday bargains. Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving in the United States and marks the unofficial start to the holiday shopping season there.