Adam Driver talks Martin Scorsese and Silence

NEW YORK—Adam Driver — the tall, lanky actor who has Lena Dunham’s Girls and Noah Baumbach’s While We’re Young on his resumé — is invited to Martin Scorsese’s house to discuss a new project. It’s late 2013. Driver shows up at the famous filmmaker’s home, and the two men, one starting out his career, the […]

Engaging Canadians: a #bankNOTEable process

Available as: PDF Distinguished guests, welcome. Welcome everyone. What a great day. A historic day. I would like to give a warm thanks to the young people who came this morning to take part in this event. I am very proud to be here with the Minister of Finance and the Minister of Status of […]

Ariana Grande to become a ‘Final Fantasy’ character

WENN.com Jan 2, 2017 , Last Updated: 7:34 PM ET Singer Ariana Grande is to become a character in the Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius mobile game. The 23-year-old singer announced on Sunday she would be appearing in the game, which was first released in Japan in October 2015. In a post on Instagram she wrote, […]

Our Top Five from 2016

Our Top Five from 2016

Just before we kick off another year of blogging, it’s worth taking a moment to look back and single out what for us were some of the big stories, breakthroughs or findings in genetics from last year. Here is our top five. Diversity — For a very long time, medical research in general has focused […]

Canadian vinyl record pressing plant closes

CALGARY—It appears one of the only vinyl record pressing plants in Canada has shut down its operations. Canada Boy Vinyl opened in Calgary in September 2015 expecting to take advantage of a surge in record sales — a Nielsen music report at the time said sales jumped by 52 per cent in 2014. Its machines, […]

Pedestrians waiting at light at risk of icy soaking: The Fixer

Fixing one problem can sometimes create another, like vehicles speeding through a large puddle to catch a green light that’s about change. New traffic signals were installed not long ago at the intersection of Glebemount and Mortimer Aves., in response to the growing volume of traffic on Mortimer, just east of Toronto East General Hospital. […]

Ariana Grande gets a ‘Final Fantasy’ character

WENN.com Jan 2, 2017 , Last Updated: 7:34 PM ET Singer Ariana Grande is to become a character in the Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius mobile game. The 23-year-old singer announced on Sunday she would be appearing in the game, which was first released in Japan in October 2015. In a post on Instagram she wrote, […]

Health minister set to increase role in oversight of regulatory colleges

Proposed legal changes would see the health minister playing a greater role in the governance of health professions, a move critics say signals a lack of confidence in self-regulating bodies like the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. One of the changes would give the minister the power to make regulations regarding college committees […]

Hurricanes equipment man lives the NHL dream for 7.6 seconds

RALEIGH, N.C.—Jorge Alves usually sharpens the Carolina Hurricanes’ skates. Lately, the team’s equipment manager has been lacing up his own. It’s been a wild past few days for Alves. The 37-year-old former Marine, ex-minor leaguer and veteran of the team’s equipment staff suddenly found himself in uniform for an NHL game — and even, for […]

Dick Clark Productions rejects Mariah Carey’s sabotage claim

Dick Clark Productions rejects Mariah Carey’s sabotage claim

Dick Clark Productions is hitting back against Mariah Carey’s claim it sabotaged her live performance on its New Year’s Rockin’ Eve special. Carey’s disaster during the annual New Year’s Eve special in Times Square made international headlines: The superstar vocally stumbled through her short set, failing to sing for most of it despite a pre-recorded […]