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.
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.
After days of police work revealed no leads in the case of the missing backup dancer, it was a 911 caller who helped locate the New Jersey woman who performed with the likes of Beyonce and Rihanna. The caller told police that a woman was wandering in and out of traffic in New York City on Tuesday afternoon, NJ.com reported (http://bit.ly/2eKmPEz). The woman, 32-year-old Shirlene Quigley, was picked up by authorities and admitted to a hospital in New York under a false name she had given.
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.
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.
Hillary Clinton appears on the cusp of a potentially commanding victory over Donald Trump, fueled by solid Democratic turnout in early voting, massive operational advantages and increasing enthusiasm among her supporters. A new Associated Press-GfK poll released Wednesday finds that Clinton has grabbed significant advantages over her Republican rival with just 12 days left before Election Day. "I'm going to pick Hillary at the top and pick Republican straight down the line," said poll respondent William Goldstein, a 71-year-old from Long Island, New York, who voted for Mitt Romney in 2012.
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.
The world has lost nearly 60 per cent of the global wildlife population since 1970 due to human activity and is on track to lose more than two-thirds by 2020, says the World Wildlife Fund in a shocking report. Canada is faring better than many countries but it has an enormous share of the world's biodiversity and it's falling short of protecting it, says the report by the conservation group. James Snider, vice-president of science at WWF Canada, says the global trends are very drastic. "In Canada the reductions may be not quite as severe and I think that is evidence of the unique role that Canada can play on a global stage, given the vast natural resources and wildlife that we do have," Snider told Yahoo Canada News. "But that is not to say there are not individual concerns here in Canada." This country has about 20 per cent of the world's freshwater supply and one quarter of the world's remaining wetlands. Globally, freshwater wildlife populations have declined 81 per cent over the past four decades. In Canada, seven of eight species of freshwater turtle are at risk, along with freshwater mussels in southern Ontario, Snider points out, along with several species of fish. Yet there is not a consistent monitoring program for freshwater species, he said. This country protects about 1.05 million square kilometres of land and freshwater habitat - covering about 10.6 per cent of the total, according to Environment Canada. It's a big number but falls far short of the 17 per cent target laid out in the international Convention on Biological Diversity, says WWF Canada. Canada is home to 10 per cent of the world's remaining forests, a "global responsibility," Snider said. It also has the longest coastline of any nation on Earth. Around the world, there has been a 36 per cent decline in ocean species since 1970, due mainly to overfishing, habitat loss and climate change. ALSO READ: Researchers say the near total destruction of a massive starfish is changing the ocean off the B.C. coast This country is not immune. Cod stocks off of Newfoundland collapsed three decades ago and today the WWF warns that forage stocks such as capelin, herring and mackerel are in trouble and are not being properly monitored. "Canada has not done a very good job in terms of protecting our oceans," Snider said. About 0.9 per cent of Canadian ocean territory is protected - far short of the 10 per cent target in the international Convention on Biological Diversity. Species such as beluga and North Atlantic right whales ply Canadian waters, Snider points out. "These populations, really kind of majestic species, would benefit from increased levels of marine protection," he said. This country is home to about 70,000 species, 739 of which are deemed at risk by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. The report says habitat loss is the biggest threat, citing the decline in caribou. Once found in 80 per cent of the country, some herds have declined more than 95 per cent. In the Arctic, Canada is already experiencing some of the most dramatic effects of climate change. Even if the nations of the world manage to hold the global temperature increase to between 1.5C and 2C, that will mean between 3.5C and 5C warming in the Arctic. David Miller, president of WWF Canada, said the report is a reminder that people are pushing the planet into dangerous new territory. "We know that here in Canada, our wildlife and their habitats are under increasing pressure from climate change and other human activities," he said in a statement. "We have a unique responsibility to help protect the world's biodiversity."
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
Reena Virk's grandfather Mukand Pallan of Victoria, B.C., says he hopes becoming a mother will inspire Kelly Ellard. "I hope she tries to get better and tries to be a better mother and live her life," said Pallan from his home in Victoria. "I wish her well. The court heard how Virk was swarmed by several girls after trying to join a group of teenagers who had gathered under a Victoria-area bridge to drink and smoke pot.
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.
The glow of Paris went dim for Kim Kardashian on Oct. 3, when the reality star's fun trip to the City of Lights turned into a nightmare and she was robbed at gunpoint in her hotel room. With loved ones in tow, Kim joined Kanye West at his Los Angeles Saint Pablo concert at The Forum. The mom of two was joined by her own mother, Kris Jenner, Kris' boyfriend Corey Gamble, sisters Kourtney Kardashian and Kendall Jenner and friends Jonathan Cheban and Brittny Gastineau.
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.
Anderson has a 4-1-0 record with a 2.94 goals-against average and a .903 save percentage with a shutout this season. The Senators recalled Chris Driedger from the American Hockey League's Binghamton Senators to tend goal along with Andrew Hammond in Anderson's absence.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bo Levi Mitchell and the Calgary Stampeders will chase CFL history this weekend. Calgary (15-1-1) visits the Montreal Alouettes on Sunday afternoon to conclude its regular season. A win would give the Stampeders the best regular-season record in CFL history, slightly better than the 16-2 mark the Edmonton Eskimos established in 1989.
Matt LeBlanc joined The Late Late Show With James Corden to promote his new sitcom, Man With a Plan. But as so often happens, the conversation turned to Friends. Lady Gaga was performing with Reggie Watts and the band, and when it came to the time in the show when Watts usually asks a guest an unusual question, Gaga took the mic and asked LeBlanc a question that’s been plaguing society for two decades.
This peacock, spotted at Beacon Hill Park, in Victoria, British Columbia, appears to have albinism. The bird’s gorgeous plumage certainly had no trouble drawing the eyes of visitors. Credit: YouTube/Karl Johanson
[A Texas student was brutally assaulted in his room, all while his girlfriend watched helplessly via FaceTime nearly two hundred miles away. Photo: Baylee Luciani via KXAN]