November 22nd, 2018

Entertainment News

Banting painting of lab where insulin was discovered sells for more than $300K

By The Canadian Press on November 21st, 2018

TORONTO – Canadian Nobel Prize-winning scientist Frederick Banting has added yet another accomplishment to his illustrious resume – this time, posthumously as an artist. Banting set a new auction record for his works Wednesday with the $313,250 sale of his 1925 painting of the University of Toronto laboratory in which he co-discovered insulin. Believed to ... Read More »

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Rembrandt painting up for sale, complete with fingerprints

By The Associated Press on November 21st, 2018

LONDON – Auctioneer Sotheby’s says it plans to sell a Rembrandt portrait with a difference: the artist’s fingerprints may be preserved in the paint. George Gordon, Sotheby’s co-chairman of Old Masters, says the prints were discovered during examination and restoration of the oil sketch “Study of a Head of a Young Man” several years ago. ... Read More »

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Chef Darren MacLean on making Calgary a global foodie destination

By Cassandra Szklarski, The Canadian Press on November 21st, 2018

TORONTO – Calgary chef Darren MacLean says it’s time the world recognizes his city as the next foodie hotspot. And so the outspoken culinary whiz shines a light on his Alberta city this week as the sole Canadian contender on Netflix’s new competitive cooking series “The Final Table.” The spectacle begins with 24 chefs from ... Read More »

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Winds threaten to wreak havoc on NYC’s Thanksgiving parade

By Michael Sisak, The Associated Press on November 21st, 2018

NEW YORK – Bundle up, Spongebob. New York City’s big Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will take place amid frigid cold and strong winds that could potentially ground the giant character balloons, which have caused mishaps and injuries in the past when gusts have blown them off course. The police department is monitoring wind gauges along ... Read More »

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Will he go? Trump dangles he might attend 2019 press dinner

By Jill Colvin, The Associated Press on November 21st, 2018

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – President Donald Trump said he may attend next year’s White House Correspondents’ Association dinner now that organizers have scrapped the usual format featuring a comedian. But he may not be thrilled with the replacement. The correspondents’ association announced this week that Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ron Chernow – biographer of presidents ... Read More »

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Turns out, Dr. John marked his 78th birthday a year early

By Kevin McGill, The Associated Press on November 21st, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – Turns out it really was the “Right Place, Wrong Time” for Dr. John. The New Orleans-born musician, whose discography includes that 1973 hit, celebrated his 78th birthday Wednesday. But he was apparently a year early. Publicist Karen Beninato said she looked into it after talking to friends and relatives of the Rock ... Read More »

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Toronto esports group adds to portfolio with European League of Legends franchise

By Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press on November 21st, 2018

TORONTO – OverActive Media Group, owner of Toronto’s new OverWatch franchise, has added a European League of Legends team to its esports portfolio. The acquisition comes via an agreement in principal to buy Splyce, a U.S. outfit that runs seven international esports teams including the newly awarded League of Legends franchise in Europe. OverActive had ... Read More »

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First lady to take part in ‘town hall’ on opioids

By The Associated Press on November 21st, 2018

WASHINGTON – Liberty University has announced that first lady Melania Trump will participate in a “town hall” discussion at Liberty University next week about the opioid epidemic. Also participating in the Nov. 28 event will be Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and Dianna Hart, whose daughter Demi Lovato ... Read More »

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Man in life-threatening condition following attack at Pusha T concert, police say

By The Canadian Press on November 21st, 2018

TORONTO – Police say one person suffered life-threatening stab wounds following a series of brawls at a Pusha T concert in Toronto last night. Toronto Police spokesman Const. David Hopkinson says two others were treated in hospital for injuries not believed to be life-threatening, and three more declined to receive any medical treatment for their ... Read More »

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Three people sent to hospital after fight in Toronto concert hall: police

By The Canadian Press on November 20th, 2018

Toronto police say three people were sent to hospital after a fight broke out at a concert hall in the city’s east end. Police spokeswoman Katrina Arrogante says performers were attacked Tuesday night by numerous people in the audience. But police would not name the performers attacked or the concert hall where the fight took ... Read More »

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