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CDC confirms first case of Ebola diagnosed in United States

news.nationalpost.com — The centres for disease control have confirmed the first Ebola case diagnosed in United States
Sep 30, 2014

CDC confirms Ebola in U.S. Imagine a lot of western countries will now miraculously find $ to help in the fight | vancouversun.com/news/world/con…

More than 100,000 protesters expected to flood the streets of Hong Kong as holiday begins

news.nationalpost.com — Pro-democracy protests swelled in Hong Kong on the eve of a two-day holiday that may bring record numbers to rallies spreading throughout the city as organizers pressed demands for free elections. With the workday ended and temperatures dropping, thousands of people were returning to the three main demonstration points, blocking some of the city's roadways.
Sep 30, 2014

RT @Joerayment: Hong Kong's protests could reach between 100,000-400,000 people in the next two days bit.ly/1rI3jee pic.twitter.com/Gm7hxurWv1

Sep 30, 2014

RT @Joerayment: Hong Kong's protests could reach between 100,000-400,000 people in the next two days bit.ly/1rI3jee pic.twitter.com/Gm7hxurWv1

Sep 30, 2014

Hong Kong's protests could reach between 100,000-400,000 people in the next two days bit.ly/1rI3jee pic.twitter.com/Gm7hxurWv1

Blue Jays’ Colby Rasmus bids farewell to Toronto and heads for the Montana wilderness

nationalpost.com — Blue Jays' Colby Rasmus bids farewell to Toronto and heads for the Montana wilderness John LottTuesday, Sept. 30, 2014 As you read this, Colby Rasmus is spending a week on the Blackfoot River in Montana, living in a tent near the water and exploring the scenic wilderness with his wife and four-year-old daughter.
Sep 30, 2014

Like Borodin in Hunt for Red October, Colby Rasmus would like to live in Montana, possibly with recreational vehicle: tinyurl.com/law9tps

Barbara Kay: Euthanasia’s damage to the human soul

fullcomment.nationalpost.com — Well, here we go again. Another controversial plan for assisted suicide - not surprisingly in Belgium, as so often in the past - and a first for a couple seeking an exit from life together, as they have lived for 63 years. Identified only as Francis, 89, and Anne, 86, they are both disabled.
Sep 30, 2014

Profoundly disagree with Barbara Kay's assessment that euthanasia damages the human soul and society's moral compass. fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2014/09/30/bar…

Sep 30, 2014

Barbara Kay: Euthanasia’s damage to the human soul natpo.st/1u8ToiA via @fullcomment

Why Toronto Maple Leafs’ luck was sure to run out: Hockey analytics explained

sports.nationalpost.com — In a recent column for Montreal's The Gazette, Jack Todd referred to a provocative quote from NBC hockey analyst Pierre McGuire regarding the NHL's full embrace of analytics (aka fancy stats). "Any coach that uses analytics to show a player what he did right or wrong, should be terminated on the spot," McGuire said in Montreal radio interview, as quoted by Todd.
Sep 30, 2014

An actual review from an editor of this video of me on hockey analytics: 'Well, the jokes were good.' natpo.st/1ow49Wk

‘Some prankster’ hits WestJet pilots in eyes with laser as airliner lands in Ottawa

news.nationalpost.com — Two WestJet Airlines pilots sought medical treatment after a blinding laser was repeatedly fired directly into their eyes as they prepared to land a 737 airliner at the Ottawa airport. The strikes are the most serious lasing at the airport in recent years. The incident occurred late Sept.
Sep 30, 2014

‘Some prankster’ hits WestJet pilots in eyes with laser as airliner lands in Ottawa natpo.st/1uar2UW via @nationalpost

U.S. deserter Rodney Watson escapes capture outside church ‘sanctuary’

news.nationalpost.com — VANCOUVER - For more than three years, U.S. Army deserter Rodney Watson has staved off deportation using nothing more than the brick walls of Downtown Vancouver's First United Church - and the unwritten biblical code of "sanctuary." Thus, when border officials spotted Mr. Watson "off property" during a routine check of the building Tuesday, they saw fit to make their move.
Sep 30, 2014

@TheLeftPopulist ? Not that I've heard of. Was fine days ago. Only close call was this from last year: news.nationalpost.com/2013/01/31/u-s… something new?

Hong Kong protest leaders gear up for massive holiday rallies amid fears of fresh clashes with police

news.nationalpost.com — HONG KONG - Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters continued to pour into Hong Kong's financial and shopping districts Tuesday night after days of unrest and uncertainty, with organizers calling for louder demonstrations and disruptions of a national holiday on Wednesday, and amidst fears that further actions will lead to more clashes with police.

Toronto Raptors’ DeMar DeRozan finds motivation in the negatives

sports.nationalpost.com — TORONTO - DeMar DeRozan has the type of career that 90% of NBA players, at least, would bump up their agent's cut for. In 2012, he earned a US$38-million extension. Last year, he made his first all-star team. This past summer, he won a gold medal for his country at the FIBA World Cup.

Lena Dunham changed her mind about asking people to work for free

arts.nationalpost.com — In the first season of Girls, protagonist Hannah Horvath - played by show creator and writer Lena Dunham - approaches her boss requesting pay after two years working an unpaid internship. He says no so she quits, because of course she does: time is money, right, Lena? Right!

Nearly 3,000 Toronto police officers, employees made more than $100,000 last year, sunshine list shows

news.nationalpost.com — Almost 3,000 Toronto police officers and civilian employees of the force earned $100,000 or more last year. The force disclosed the names, positions and salaries of those on the so-called "sunshine list" as part of provincial legislation that applies to public sector employees.
Sep 30, 2014

Police in Calgary would be exempt from this salary-range list. In Toronto, thousands of cops’ 6figure salaries public news.nationalpost.com/2014/03/07/nea…

Overworked fathers create a new mantra of their own: Lean out

news.nationalpost.com — Few criticisms are as withering as those of a child for a parent. So when the 10-year-old daughter of Mohamed El-Erian, CEO of the world's largest bond firm, gave a devastating retort to his order to brush her teeth, by listing the 22 milestones he missed over the last school year - from a big soccer game to the Halloween parade - he did what many modern fathers might dream but few would dare.

Toronto Maple Leafs’ David Clarkson fractured orbital bone in fight; David Booth out four weeks with broken foot

sports.nationalpost.com — Leafs' projected starting lineup James van Riemsdyk - Tyler Bozak - Phil Kessel William Nylander - Nazem Kadri - Joffrey Lupul Leo Komarov - Peter Holland - David Clarkson Matt Frattin - Mike Santorelli - Daniel Winnik x- Josh Leivo x- Colton Orr Defence Dion Phaneuf - Stephane Robidas Jake Gardiner - Roman Polak Morgan Rielly - Cody Franson x- Korbinian Holzer Goalies Jonathan Bernier James Reimer Michael Traikos, National Post Time to hit the reset button.
Sep 30, 2014

All signs point to #Leafs keeping Orr. My story on the need for "intimidation" & why Kontiola is too slow for the NHL natpo.st/1oqJWRY