Things grow desperate in the wide world of no sports

Things grow desperate in the wide world of no sports

Soccer in Belarus. Horse Racing in Florida. As usual, there were more cancellations. The Kontinental Hockey League, based mostly in Russia, had stopped play in the middle of the playoffs. Now it has called off the season entirely. Well, Russian fans, there’s always chess. And the postponements continue. The Indianapolis 500, a Memorial Day staple, […]

‘HARSH REALITY’: IIHF cancels world hockey championship

‘HARSH REALITY’: IIHF cancels world hockey championship

The 2020 IIHF World Hockey Championship was canceled Saturday, the latest international sporting event to be called off because of the coronavirus pandemic. The competition was scheduled to take place in May in Zurich and Lausanne, Switzerland. “This is a harsh reality to face for the international ice hockey family, but one that we must […]

World needs to prepare for millions of climate displaced, UN says

World needs to prepare for millions of climate displaced, UN says

The world needs to prepare for millions of people being driven from their homes by the impact of climate change, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees said on Tuesday. Speaking to Reuters at the World Economic Forum, Filippo Grandi said a UN ruling this week meant those fleeing as a result of climate change deserved […]

What you can do in 2020 to keep the world from burning up: Don Pittis

What you can do in 2020 to keep the world from burning up: Don Pittis

Just before Christmas, two Australian firefighters died battling a blaze spurred by record high temperatures that have swept the country — just as the government was celebrating rising coal exports. For people trying to take action against climate change in 2020, it is easy to be dispirited by the fact that rich countries such as Australia, Canada and […]

Yes, you can retire in your 30s. This couple left work before 33 to travel the world, and they’re loving it

Yes, you can retire in your 30s. This couple left work before 33 to travel the world, and they’re loving it

Learning to scuba dive. Playing with elephants rescued from the logging industry. Daily massages, long hikes, dining out with friends. This is what freedom 30-something looks like for Kristy Shen and Bryce Leung. Or as Leung puts it: “The complete ability to do whatever you want with your day.” In 2015, the Toronto couple quit […]

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