They’re baaa-ack The Toronto Raptors announced their truncated pre-season schedule on Thursday, and as expected, it is just one set of back-to-back games against a geographically convenient opponent. Photo: Tyler Anderson/National Post
Making a move A Thai player, left, kicks the ball while a Malaysian player player tries to stop during the Sepak Takraw men’s team preliminary match at the 26th Southeast Asian Games in Palembang, Sumatra province on Thursday. (Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images)
Kelly McParland: Jack Layton’s passing is a Canadian tragedy Jack Layton’s election night appearance, carrying his cane and enjoying the cheers that came with his achievement, was unquestionably his greatest moment as a politician. It raised so many possibilities the NDP had rarely contemplated, opening doors most thought were locked to them. And he managed it with such personal integrity and a touch of the commonplace, that much of the country referred to him simply as “Jack,” and didn’t begrudge him his moment.
It’s a tragedy that that shining accomplishment should be followed so swiftly by the cruelty of cancer and his disappearance from the scene. Canadian politics is a lot poorer for the passing of Jack Layton, as is Canada as a whole. He will be greatly missed. (Tyler Anderson/National Post)
Oh boy, Oh Boy OH BOY! A Jack Russell dog runs during a race at the 2011 Taipei Pet Show inside the Nangang Exhibition Hall in Taipei July 15, 2011. The show will run from Friday to July 18 and has about 130 exhibitors and 600 booths this year. REUTERS/Nicky Loh. More of today’s best photos.
Photos of the Day, May 17, 2011 Buddhists carry candles while encircling a large Buddha statue during Vesak Day, an annual celebration of Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and death, at a temple in Nakhon Pathom province on the outskirts of Bangkok, May 17, 2011. This year marks 2600th anniversary of Buddha’s enlightenment. Picture taken using long exposure. (Chaiwat Subprasom/Reuters)
The seagulls that frequent the beaches of Biscayne Bay just got a new hobby, thanks to a mysterious stranger. According to the Miami Herald, a grand piano was found on a sandbar of the northern Miami bay. Read the full story.