Suppose for a moment that China had been casting about for a symbolic target in its ongoing dispute with Canada. What are the options to strike at Canadian identity? How could China most severely wound the country’s self-esteem? It cannot likely put together a better Olympic hockey team. What else is iconically Canadian?
* ‘Stop this carnage on our highways’: Truck driver in Humboldt Broncos bus crash sentenced to 8 years
Jaskirat Singh Sidhu, the semi driver who ran a stop sign and collided with the bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos, sentenced to eight years in prison.
* Montreal priest stabbed during mass at landmark oratory!
Montreal police say a suspect has been arrested after a priest was stabbed during morning mass at the city’s famed Saint Joseph’s Oratory.
Investigators said a call came in about a stabbing at the church at approximately 8:40 a.m. on Friday morning.
The priest was in the process of celebrating mass when the suspect went after him and stabbed him, police said. The attacker was detained by security services until they were arrested by police.
Police said the priest suffered an upper body injury and was taken to hospital with “light” injuries.
MONTREAL — A Catholic priest has been stabbed as he was celebrating mass this morning at Montreal’s St. Joseph’s Oratory.
Montreal police say a 911 call was placed at around 8:40 a.m. When officers arrived at the landmark church, a male suspect was already detained by security guards.Police spokeswoman Caroline Chevrefils says the victim suffered minor injuries to his upper body and was taken to hospital. The suspect will be questioned by police this morning.
The diocese of Montreal identified the injured priest as Rev. Claude Grou, the Oratory’s rector. According to police, Grou was celebrating mass when a man suddenly approached him and attacked him with a knife.
* EU shows united front on Brexit, loss of confidence in May
BRUSSELS — European Union leaders took back control of the Brexit process from British Prime Minister Theresa May, saying Friday they believe the risks were too great and that action was needed to protect the smooth running of the world’s biggest trading bloc …
Beautiful Quotes of Thomas Paine:
* Every science has for its basis a system of principles as fixed and unalterable as those by which the universe is regulated and governed. Man cannot make principles; he can only discover them.
* I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.
* He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty, he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.
* It is not a God, just and good, but a devil, under the name of God, that the Bible describes.
News of the past days … Tin ngày qua:
Đức Thánh Cha khai mạc mùa chay 2019
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Watch: Penitential Procession and Holy Mass
Kim Jong Un’s elite bodyguards — famous for running next to his diplomatic Mercedes — were back for his entrance to Vietnam ahead of his second summit with Trump
Kim Jong Un’s 12 bodyguards, who seamlessly jog in formation around his official Mercedes, have made the journey to Vietnam for Wednesday’s US-North Korea summit.
The suited guards shot to fame eight months ago when they jogged in formation around Kim’s car as it passed through Singapore during the first summit between Donald Trump and Kim, the first top-level meeting between the US and North Korea.
They were captured again by TV cameras on Tuesday. Footage below from Euronews shows them transitioning into jogging formation as Kim’s official Mercedes passed crowds on the way to his residence in Hanoi…
The Trump float is called “The Master-Drone” and was made by artist Fabrizio Galli, who has made similar sculptures that satirize other political figures.
The sculpture, which shows the president decked out as an emperor, complete with cape and sword, is appearing at the Carnevale Di Viareggio festival held in Viareggio each year during Carnival, an annual festival season before Lent.
This year’s festivities — which includes a weekly parade of large, elaborate paper-mâché floats that often have a political message — mark the 146th year of the event. It attracts more than 600,000 spectators each year, according to the official parade website.
The Trump float is called “The Master-Drone” and was created by artist Fabrizio Galli. Galli has made similar sculptures that satirize political figures in the past, including North Korea’s Kim Jong-un and Russian President Vladimir Putin
“The Master-Drone” shows the president in golden battle armor, including a sword covered in blue birds fashioned after the Twitter logo and a gold crown. He also has a large clawed hand.
On the float, an American eagle can be seen on one of Trump’s shoulders while Putin’s head rests on the other. The Statue of Liberty appears on one of his knees.