Woman arrested for 'sickening assault' of 89-year-old man out for a walk in Vancouver’s Chinatown
Police arrested a woman who assaulted an 89-year-old man in Chinatown in Vancouver, Canada. The senior was walking alone along Main and Keefer streets in Chinatown when he was approached by Patricia MacDonald, 58, who knocked him to the ground at around 10:45 a.m. on Aug. 13, according to the Vancouver police. Howard Chow told Global News.news.yahoo.com
Japan's Saki Baba wins US Women's Amateur in blowout
Saki Baba routed Monet Chun of Canada 11 and 9 on Sunday to become the second Japanese winner in U.S. Women’s Amateur history. The 17-year-old Baba won the last six holes, ending the match with a birdie on the par-3 27th hole at Chambers Bay. Baba joined 1985 champion Michiko Hattori as the only Japanese winners.news.yahoo.com
New study explains why you should spend less time thinking and more time sleeping
The researchers of the study, which was published in the journal “Current Biology” on Thursday, found that prolonged intense cognitive work causes a buildup of potentially toxic byproducts in the prefrontal cortex of a human’s brain. Researchers used magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) to view the brain chemistry of two groups of participants who either performed high-demand or low-demand cognitive control tasks for work. The same group, which had higher levels of the amino acid glutamate in the synapses of the prefrontal cortex, also shifted toward actions that proposed rewards quickly with little effort.news.yahoo.com
Unvaccinated Novak Djokovic pulls out of Montreal tournament
Novak Djokovic withdrew from the upcoming hard-court tournament in Montreal on Thursday because he is not vaccinated against COVID-19 and is therefore not allowed to enter Canada. Djokovic, a 35-year-old from Serbia, has said he won’t get the shots, even if that means he can’t go to certain tournaments. Unvaccinated foreign citizens can’t go to Canada or the U.S, so Djokovic pulled out of Montreal a day before the draw is scheduled to take place for the tournament and is expected to have to sit out the U.S. Open, which starts in New York on Aug. 29.news.yahoo.com
Stacey Abrams on abortion rights: Politically motivated restrictions 'make no sense'
Stacey Abrams, Georgia’s Democratic nominee for governor, joins Yahoo News National Reporter Marquise Francis to discuss her views on the state-level battles over abortion access. “It is a medical decision, and while your faith tradition may tell you that you personally do not want to make that choice, it is not my right as a Christian to impose that value system on someone else,” Abrams tells Yahoo News. “It should always be that abortion care is available until a fetus is viable, unless that viability threatens the life of the mother.”news.yahoo.com
Norwegian Cruise Line announces ‘Giving Joy’ Campaign winners
Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) recently announced the 100 winners of its 2022 Norwegian’s Giving Joy contest, the company’s annual recognition program that celebrates devoted educators across the U.S. and Canada. Local winners are:Natalie Caban, True North Classical Academy;Nathalie Louie, Miami Dade Virtual School, andRoselyn Navarro, G.W. “We couldn’t be more excited to celebrate and reward these classroom warriors with an incredible vacation on board our newest, beautiful ship, Norwegian Prima,” said Harry Sommer, president, and CEO of Miami-based Norwegian Cruise Line. The annual Norwegian’s Giving Joy program is designed to highlight the connection between travel and education, and to recognize teachers for their unwavering dedication to inspiring students every day. For more information about the Norwegian Cruise Line or to book a cruise, visit www.ncl.com or call 888-NCL-CRUISE (625-2784) or contact a travel professional.communitynewspapers.com
Tootoo denies knowing about alleged 2003 team sexual assault
Jordin Tootoo and Nathan Paetsch denied any involvement in an alleged group sex assault while with Canada’s 2003 world junior hockey team. Tootoo, who was a member of the silver-medal winning team and played 13 seasons in the NHL with Nashville, Detroit, New Jersey and Chicago, issued a statement Saturday calling for a full investigation into the “disturbing allegations.”news.yahoo.com
Alex Morgan has assumed a more vocal role for US women
As the U.S. national team has focused on developing young talent in anticipation of next summer's World Cup, veteran forward Alex Morgan has assumed a more vocal role. Morgan, 33, is now one of the more senior members of the team, which has brought in budding players like fellow forwards Sophia Smith, Mallory Pugh, and Trinity Rodman since the Tokyo Olympics. Morgan and the defending World Cup champions are in Mexico preparing for a showdown with rival Canada on Monday night in the title game of the CONCACAF W Championship.news.yahoo.com
FIFA picks 2026 World Cup cities, predicts US `No 1 sport'
Atlanta, Houston, Miami, Philadelphia and Seattle and Kansas City, Missouri, were the newcomers among the 11 U.S. sites picked to host games at the 2026 World Cup, while Baltimore, Cincinnati, Denver, Nashville, Tennessee, and Orlando, Florida, were left out.
Panthers Captain Sasha Barkov will continue donation commitment to Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital through postseason
Barkov donates $1,600 for every goal he scores and $800 for each of his assists to benefit the children, and their families, who are being treated at the pediatric facility located in Hollywood.