'Host City Contract' gives IOC much leeway to cancel Tokyo Olympics

'Host City Contract' gives IOC much leeway to cancel Tokyo Olympics

Japanese Olympic Minister Seiko Hashimoto suggested in Parliament this week that the Tokyo Games could be postponed by a few months from the planned July 24 opening and still meet a contract agreement with the International Olympic Committee. It’s not that clear cut and seems unlikely. The IOC has said repeatedly the Olympics will open […]

Lingering cold forces Céline Dion to cancel more Las Vegas concerts

Lingering cold forces Céline Dion to cancel more Las Vegas concerts

Canadian singer Céline Dion has cancelled two more concerts in Las Vegas, making it seven shows she has cancelled this month due to illness. A statement on her Facebook page says concerts on Friday and Saturday won’t go ahead as scheduled because the singer “has been suffering for the past week from congestion and irritation of […]

Climate change researchers cancel expedition because of climate change

Climate change researchers cancel expedition because of climate change

A team of scientists had to abandon an expedition through Hudson Bay because of hazardous ice conditions off the coast of Newfoundland caused by climate change. About 40 scientists from five Canadian universities were scheduled to use the icebreaker CCGS Amundsen for the first leg of a 133-day expedition across the Arctic. It’s part of a $ 17-million, […]