A teenager with a tongue the size of a tennis ball fears going to sleep every night - in case he chokes to death on the huge organ. Krzysztof Wegrzyn, from Grojec, Poland, was born with a haemangioma - a benign tumour in the blood vessels of his tongue.
After making history in the Southern Professional Hockey League, goalie Shannon Szabados saw her pro career dramatically halted earlier this week when she was released by the Peoria Rivermen just two games into the new season. The release came after Szabados, the first woman to ever play in the SPHL, signed there as a free agent in September. There was speculation about it being performance based, as Trudel released both his goalies after that rough start.
At the very least, sluggers Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion are expected to receive qualifying offers from the Blue Jays. "What I can tell you is that we're trying to win and we're going to continue to try to win," Atkins said. Extending a qualifying offer — worth US$17.2 million — ensures that the Blue Jays would receive compensation if a player signs with another team as a free agent.
Darren says he contacted North Yorkshire County Council which told him he had to raise his objection with his daughter’s school directly. A policy document on the school’s website states: “Please note we do not allow extreme, unnatural hairstyles or colouring.
The age of the waters was first identified by scientists in 2013, reports the National Post, when researchers ran tests in a mine near Timmins, Ont. and discovered that the water had been isolated from the earth’s surface for up to 2.7 billion years. This discovery suggests that the waters may contain organisms that, although not technically alien to Earth, could be similar to what scientists hope to one day find on Mars. The research team, made up of scientists from University of Alberta and McGill University, found that the waters contained far less of the element sulphur than was expected.
Launching a comeback after an 18-month hiatus, Patrick Chan had been frustrated to find his sport had become figure skating's version of a slam dunk contest. The three-time world champion from Toronto will attempt three quadruple jumps in his long program for the first time at this week's Skate Canada International, in an effort to be more competitive with the world's top skaters. "He is the epitome of what skating has become," Chan said.
While attending the CFDA/ Vogue Fashion Fun Show and Tea at the Chateau Marmont, the actress and the singer - who formerly dated supermodel Cara Delevingne - made their first public appearance as a couple. Kristen showcased her androgynous style in a black tailored blazer and 3.1 Philip Lim houndstooth jogger style trousers with patent loafers. Meanwhile, St. Vincent – whose real name is Annie Clark – donned a cropped checked jacket with wide-leg trousers and appeared to show some affection to her new girlfriend by linking arms with her as they watched the show.
Some customers who ordered winter jackets through a successful Canadian crowd-funding campaign feel they're being left out in the cold, due to delays in getting the merchandise they ordered and because they feel the company has broken the promises it made.
A man and a woman from Toronto face charges after three teen girls were brought from the Toronto area to work in Ottawa's sex trade, Ottawa police say. Sgt. Jeff LeBlanc of the Ottawa police human trafficking unit said patrol officers got a call from someone concerned about a young woman who may have been in the Centretown area early Monday morning. As they investigated, officers went to a hotel and found "what appeared to be an operation being run out of a few hotel rooms that involved the advertisement and sale of sexual services involving underage females," Leblanc said.
On The Late Show, Stephen Colbert has joined the growing chorus of people taking to task Newt Gingrich, the former speaker of the House and current Donald Trump campaign surrogate. Gingrich’s recent exchange with Fox News host Megyn Kelly prompted this kerfuffle.
Michael Phelps can add getting married to his long list of accomplishments this year. The Arizona Republic reports the 31-year-old Olympic swimming champion secretly married longtime girlfriend Nicole Johnson on June 13, a little more than a month after the former Miss California USA gave birth to their son, Boomer. The newspaper has posted a copy of a marriage license that shows Phelps and Johnson were married in Paradise Valley, Arizona.
A longtime Cleveland Indians fan is being given quite a reward after giving up his seat on a plane to make sure former outfielder Kenny Lofton arrived in time to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at Game 1 of the World Series. The Indians are giving Ken Kostal, of Marblehead, tickets to Game 6, and a team spokesman said United is giving Kostal 62,200 airline miles for future use. Lofton had 622 career stolen bases.
A First Nations man who has spent the last four years in solitary confinement is being moved to a different cell, Ontario's Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services said today. Adam Capay, 23, of Lac Seul First Nation is awaiting trial after being charged with murder in the death of another inmate in 2012. Ontario's Human Rights Commissioner Renu Mandhane raised alarm bells about Capay after she visited him earlier this month during a tour of the Thunder Bay District Jail.
What's better than one Smith? Five of them. One of Hollywood's most beloved families hit the red carpet at the 26th annual Environmental Media Awards on Saturday in L.A., where they were later joined like major stars like Nicole Richie, Shailene Woodley, and more. Stepping onto the green carpet like the proud parents that they are, Will and Jada Pinkett Smith arrived hand in hand looking as happy as ever. The star couple shone, with Pinkett Smith rocking an all-white suit with a beige top and matching ankle-strap heels while Will kept it dapper in a navy suit. Their children, 18-year-old son Jaden and 15-year-old daughter Willow, as well as Will's 23-year-old son Trey (from a previous marriage) also turned out in sleek looks for the evening. So what was the entire family on hand for? Jaden received the Male EMA Futures Award for his honorable work in making the environment a priority. In his acceptance speech, the young actor thanked Woodley, his "favorite actress in the world" and fellow 2016 Futures Award winner, for her contributions. He also revealed how his passion for the environment began at age 10, for which he expressed appreciation for his family--specifically, his parents--for their support. RELATED VIDEO: See Will Smith's Family on the Red Carpet 5137044407001 "I just have to say thank you to them for even believing in me, and in taking my ideas seriously. I talked to them, and I said I want to be part of the change. I really want to do something about this," he said. Jaden, who rocked a floral coat with a "Just Water" T-shirt (he co-founded the sustainable water bottle company) and jeans, made sure to hug it out with all of his loved ones. Willow, dressed in a sporty ensemble, took a moment to pose with her older brother, too. See more of their too-cute family gathering below--and cue the awws!
A Nova Scotia couple has been sentenced to life in prison for the killing and horrific dismemberment of a young Halifax mother who pleaded with them to spare her life. Jason James Johnson and Kelly Amanda MacDonald, who are both in their 30s, pleaded guilty Thursday to second-degree murder and interfering with human remains in the death of Catie Miller, 29. Johnson had previously been in a relationship with Miller, according to prosecutor Robert Kennedy.
One of the world’s coolest, and scariest, airport landings is ending as Dutch carrier KLM will no longer be flying the four-engined Boeing 747 to St Maarten airport starting October 30. The flight will be operated by an Airbus 330 instead. This video shows the second-to-last landing of the flight and October 28 is the last day a KLM 747 will make its dramatic landing near the beach. Credit: Paul Leonard
A few hours later, Murphy's question was answered. Breanne McCallion replied online that the proposal was from her boyfriend and that she said, "Yes" and was now engaged. "I have been dropping some hints, so I think he finally picked up on it," said McCallion.
Tiger Woods and Barack Obama have played golf together. Tiger Woods and President Barack Obama played golf together in a February 2013 mini-jaunt, and that trip turned out to cost the U.S. taxpayer a lot of money. Filings from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) showed that the four-day trip to Florida, where Woods lives, came at a combined cost of $3.6 million to the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security.
Princess Aiko of Japan hasn't been in school for a month, and Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko's granddaughter's extended absence is due to poor health. According to an Imperial Household Agency official, the 14-year-old princess's stress reached an all-time high with summer exams and preparations for a school athletic event, causing fatigue. She has missed school since the end of September and earlier this month her mother Crown Princess Masako, who has battled anxiety, took her to hospital.
During his sea travels in northern Norway, Berthold Hinrichs came across a group of pilot whales. When he boated over to them and turned off his engine, one whale seemed to want to ‘tell’ him something. In this video, the pilot whale can be heard singing a song to Berthold and seemingly attempting to communicate with him. Credit: YouTube/Berthold Hinrichs
A fisherman toiled for three hours to catch a huge, 300lb tuna - only to put it straight back in the sea after a quick photo op. Amateur angler Alan Wright caught the giant Atlantic Bluefin - worth thousands on the blackmarket - four miles off the Cornish coast. This was no solo fishing mission - it took five other men to help Alan haul in the tuna off the coast near Falmouth.
The Government of Nunavut paid out nearly $26 million in overtime in the 2015/16 fiscal year — an enormous amount according to the territory's finance minister. My deputy minister and former deputy minister hear constantly from me about the enormous amount of overtime in all the government departments," said Finance Minister Keith Peterson during the fall sitting of the Nunavut Legislative Assembly. Or that's a new health centre," said Iqaluit-Niaqunnguu MLA Pat Angnakak.
Phil Collins has revealed details about his longstanding relationship with the British Royal Family in Not Dead Yet, his new memoir, some 25 years since he first got to know the group. The 65-year-old singer started working with Prince Charles' charities in the 1980s, and by 1991 he was securely positioned as part of their "inner sanctum." From bumping into Princess Diana at the dentist to his faux pas when meeting the Queen, he has shared some interesting titbits from his royal run-ins. According to Us Weekly, the star has revealed that he made not one, but two cardinal sins when he was introduced to the monarch at Prince Charles' 40th birthday in Nov. 1988.