Daily Archives: September 1, 2017

Evolution of combat boots: From bootees to modern tactical boots

The phrase “an army marches on its stomach” has been attributed to both the Emperor Napoleon and Prussia’s Frederick the Great – but regardless of who said it, many soldiers in the field would argue the importance of effective military boots. The boots that soldiers have worn have improved dramatically over the past several hundred years. The current Army Combat ...

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Toronto-based charity says it helped 31 LGBT Chechens find asylum in Canada

A Toronto-based charity said Friday it has helped 35 LGBT individuals escape from Chechnya, 31 of whom have now arrived in Canada. “We have been working on a program with the Canadian government that allowed the entry of persecuted LGBTQ Chechens into the country,” Rainbow Railroad executive director Kimahli Powell told CBC News. Powell said his organization — which he ...

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Bret Hart superfan petitions for wax sculpture of the Hitman at Madame Tussauds museum

It could end up being the best wax sculpture there is, the best wax sculpture there was, and the best wax sculpture there ever will be. A lifelong fan of Bret (The Hitman) Hart is pushing for Madame Tussauds wax museum to add the iconic Calgary wrestler to its line up of wax statues. Californian Angie Garcia says she’s been a fan of The Hitman since the ’80s and has started ...

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As NAFTA talks begin anew, Trump threats have Mexico spoiling for a fight

A second round of NAFTA negotiations gets underway Friday in a country that has long served as Donald Trump’s political whipping boy. Increasingly, there are indications Mexico is willing to whip back. After quietly, calmly working with Trump, the centrist governing party has declared a red line: if the president starts to withdraw from NAFTA as he’s threatening, the Enrique ...

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'Sky's the limit' for Alphonso Davies, the face of Canada's soccer future

The past, present and future of Canadian soccer was on show Thursday ahead of a weekend friendly with Jamaica. And while some disparage — or worse, ignore — the 95th-ranked Canadian men, it was an impressive array of talent. Former national team captain Paul Stalteri represented the (recent) past. The 39-year-old forward-turned-fullback, the first Canadian to score in the Bundesliga ...

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Grocery business ripe for disruption by Amazon, analysts say

When Amazon officially took over Whole Foods this week, the e-commerce giant immediately made changes. It drastically cut prices on some organic foods, by as much as 43 per cent, and set up in-store displays to sell its smart speaker, the Amazon Echo.  But the biggest disruption may still be in the works: an expansion of its online grocery ordering ...

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